The Warriors became the first Bay Area team to capture a championship at home since the A's finished the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1974 World Series. "I work hard, I believe in myself, I believe in the game, I respect the game, I love the game, and I knew at some point in my life that it will come around for me".
Led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , the Cavaliers looked to find the extra gear they'd been missing in the opening three matches, threatening to exploit mental ghosts that accompanied a Warriors 3-1 finals lead from the 2015/16 season.
Golden State Warriors perished their voodoo of a year ago when they lost the NBA Finals to Cleveland Cavaliers despite being 3-1 up in the best-of-seven series. "I can feel it... there are a few things you can take away from the series, but the only way to go is to grow from here". For the Cavs, James added 13 rebounds and eight assists to his huge scoring night, while Kyrie Irving scored 26 and JR Smith had 25, but Kevin Love went missing, managing just six points from only eight ...
The Warriors are a ideal 14-0 so far in the postseason, and they seem intent on revenge after giving up a 3-1 lead to the Cavs in last year's Finals. They had won a league record 73 games in the regular season, besting the total Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls achieved in the 1995-96 season. Looking back on their crushing loss to the Cavs last season, Green expressed no regret in an interview with ESPN.com over an incident during Game 4 between he and LeBron James - where Green swiped ...
Golden State outclassed the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to take the NBA Finals Series 4-1. Cavaliers' forward LeBron James had a game-high 41 points and guard Kyrie Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors, igniting a deafening crowd.
It threatened to get embarrassing for the Swiss when Nadal, his forehands now as venomous as a viper, raced into a 3-0 lead in the second set. He fought all the way through the third set, picking up a double break when he didn't necessarily need to in what was ultimately the final game of the match - but it characterised what Nadal did - fought for every point, as he has done throughout his career and made Wawrinka work for everything.
Replacement outside half Marty Banks kept his cool to slot a wide angled penalty five minutes from time to ensure his side followed in the footsteps of the Blues in lowering the Lions colours. All Blacks Waisake Naholo and Liam Coltman crossed for the home side but it was replacement flyhalf Banks's kick from the tee after the Highlanders pack had destroyed the Lions at a scrum in their own 22 that proved decisive.
The result left Serbia top on 12 points from six games, ahead of Ireland on goal difference. Serbia vs Wales Playing XI: The Serbia have the same statistic as the Republic of Ireland. But a win in Belgrade, without the suspended Gareth Bale and Neil Taylor , would be nearly as impressive as Wales's most exciting Euro 2016 heroics.
They may have blown a 3-1 lead last year, but the Warriors followed up their Game 4 loss with a huge victory and have now won their second title in three years. "I'm happy for him", Curry said. In the end, the Cavaliers simply did not have enough top-class talent to topple the Warriors, even with four-time league MVP James doing all he could to keep his team in it.
I played some good matches beginning of the year. "I thought I played some good tennis towards the end". Driven by this momentum, Murray broke again at the start of the second set, serving well until game 10 when he could bring the set home with another good hold.
The Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven series to stun the defending champs in 2016, using a 112-97 win in Game 5 in Oakland as a catalyst. The league continues to try to use the leverage of the collective bargaining agreement - salary caps and incentives - to get superstar players such as Durant to stay with their teams .
The crowd at Quickens Loan Arena rode him real hard Friday, two days after his mother had an argument with a Cavs fan in the stands. Nearly everyone thought he'd been ejected. "But still trying to figure out why did I get the second one". In all, five players committed technical fouls in the third - James and Iman Shumpert from the Cavaliers and Kevin Durant , Green and Zaza Pachulia from the Warriors.
I'm thankful for this team, this city and it's fans, and most of all, I'm thankful I don't live in Pittsburgh . Chris Kunitz ($3.85 million), Nick Bonino ($1.9 million) and Matt Cullen ($1 million) are unrestricted free agents, as are defencemen Trevor Daley ($3.3 million) and Ron Hainsey ($2.83 million).
Kevin Durant's mom got plenty of spotlight on Monday after Durant took charge in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, helping the Golden State Warriors put away the Cleveland Cavaliers and win their second title in three years - the first for Durant .
Evidence collected by tax officials will be scrutinised before prosecutors decide whether to charge Ronaldo before the end of June. Messi was found guilty last year and sentenced to 21 months in jail, although never spent a single day behind bars due to the way that Spain's justice system allows for any sentence under two years to be spent on probation.
LeBron James (41 points) and Kyrie Irving (26) combined to score 67, but the third member of the Big Three, Kevin Love , scored just six points on 2-of-8 shooting. In Game 3 we just - down the stretch we couldn't make any shots, and they did. Golden State would rather forget that monumental collapse past year, when Green's absence for Game 5 because of flagrant foul point accumulation helped swing the series.
The Golden State Warriors have gained redemption, capturing their second National Basketball Association title in three seasons. When it was over, James went straight to congratulate Durant, who got revenge for losing the title with Oklahoma City to James' Miami Heat five years ago.
Irving: Man, that guy is - I think that some people would say that he's on the toe of - like he's on the line of greatness. "I'm happy for him", Curry said. David West fought for the ball with Irving, then they got tangled up and Tristan Thompson entered the fray and he and West went at each other face-to-face.
All Blacks great John Kirwan has dismissed claims that British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is one-dimensional, saying his former team-mate brings an "X-factor" to the touring squad. They'll only get better and better. New Zealand coach Steve Hansen on Thursday said he was expecting the "kitchen sink" from the British and Irish Lions - but scoffed at suggestions the All Blacks weren't much better than a Super Rugby team .
Looking ahead to the ladies French Open final, former champion Chris Evert had said: "Not many players win their first final in a Grand Slam ". Before arriving in Paris , she had prize earnings of $1,288,260 for her whole career. "Actually, it's something I can not understand". After finishing a high-quality backhand to seal the history-breaking win, an excited Ostapenko threw her racquet onto the ground at the Philippe-Chatrier Court.
When asked by Calciomercato if Morata had already agreed to a deal, Lopez said: "I can say there's a very important proposal and the decision rests with Real". But, according to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Tuesday, Real and Man United appear close to agreeing a fee. Morata scored 20 goals in all competitions last season but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane continued to favour Karim Benzema as the club's first choice striker.
The player in question is Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak who is the man United want to replace David De Gea, should he decide to head back to his home city to play for Real. The Portuguese forward joins Milan for €38 million, after hitting 20 club goals across the 2016-17 season. Instead, he signed a contract extension with Atletico last summer and saw his buyout clause increase to €100m.
Even with the strikeouts, the Dodgers were intrigued with the production, and potential. It says something about Jeren Kendall's raw ability that the Vanderbilt junior outfielder hit.307/.372/.556 with 15 homers and 20 stolen bases. "He's big and strong, 6'5, 220 pounds", Gasparino said. "He's what you expect out of of a Texas right-hander". It appears that Kendall was rumored to be going much higher than the 23rd pick but slipped his way down to the Dodgers where they picked him up ...
The Golden State Warriors have been crowned the 2017 National Basketball Association champions after smashing the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five at Oracle Arena. The story about NBA referees being awarded a $10 million bonus after the NBA Finals extended to Game 5 is a piece of satire. As players from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors warmed up for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, members of the musical Hamilton offered a preview of their national anthem set for a ...
Having bowled Bangladesh out for just 182, Australia looked to be cruising to victory, reaching 83-1 after 16 overs before the heavens opened and washed out the game. Memories of Cardiff Australia were the victims of one of the all-time great upsets when Bangladesh beat them by five wickets in a one-day worldwide in Cardiff in 2005.
In 2012, an in-his-prime LeBron James took home his first NBA Championship when his Miami Heat earned a win over a young Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder . The Warriors went 16-1 this postseason, beating the 2000-01 Lakers' 15-1. "You want to reward your home fans and you obviously don't want to extend the series any longer than it has to be when you're in this position ".
England , who were not impressive overall, remain top of Group F on 14 points while Scotland are in fourth spot on eight points. "Whatever you think about this group of players, I tell you one thing, you can't question their personality, character, commitment".
However, the Warriors have controlled most of the action in these Finals, despite their demoralizing loss in what could have been the closeout game. After his stunning seven points-in-63-seconds show in Game 3 , Durant came back and scored 35 points when the rest of the Warriors were suffering whiplash watching the Cavs race past.
He has also dropped just 20 games in the tournament so far and remains overwhelming favourite to win the Grand Slam yet again. The only player to have beaten Nadal on clay this season is Austrian Dominic Thiem - who was playing Argentine Horacio Zeballos later Sunday in a fourth-round match.
Though it's only been one match , when he beat Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the first round of the French Open , the Serb ensured a solid start to the high-profile collaboration. Meanwhile, reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza put aside her middling for this season to begin her Roland Garros defence with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone .
Nadal never relented in this first men's final featuring two thirty-somethings at Roland Garros since 1969. "And for that reason, I am having the success that I had". "I won all the matches with unbelievable results". "It's hard to compare with other tournaments but the nerves and adrenaline I feel, it's like no other place".
The '96 Bulls breezed through the playoffs, reaching the NBA Finals with an 11-1 record, then zipped through the Seattle SuperSonics the first three games of the Finals. If this keeps up, we could see a Durant poster dunk over LeBron at some point in Game 5 . "When we were there past year I think I looked at him and said: 'Let's just never do this again".
Cleveland last season became the first team ever to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven finals but after falling 3-0 down this time around, they were only able to pull one game back before the Warriors finished the job. But for now, the Golden State Warriors are rid of their demons. He was spectacular throughout the series and validated why he was the most valuable player in these NBA Finals.
Whether you like his move from Oklahoma City to Oakland or not, Kevin Durant left no doubt as to who the NBA Finals MVP recipient would be. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry have been superb for Golden State in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Louisville's Brendan McKay bats during the team's NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against Kentucky in Louisville, Ky. "But it's quite an accomplishment to do it at the collegiate level". The 40-round draft will continue Tuesday and Wednesday. The draft order is determined by inverse order of finish the previous season.
It remains to be seen whether Roma will accept this latest bid as the newspaper says the offer is still short of their £44m asking price but it shows that Liverpool certainly mean business. The 24-year-old is predominantly a right winger but he's capable of playing anywhere across the attack and he chipped in with 19 goals and 15 assists in all competitions last season so he'll certainly bring an added threat in attack.
The Bangladeshi captain though answered in just a single line. "Three hundred is an easy score to get by playing real positive cricket", captain Eoin Morgan said. As he awaited the results of the scan, England captain Eoin Morgan admitted Woakes, who is now No. 7 in the ICC ODI Bowling Rankings, would be a significant loss.
The tweet attracted much attention from fans of cricket in India, who promptly got to tearing Latif's comments apart. But unlike his usual posts, this time he chose to play it down and not react to the instigation. The former Pakistani cricketer even attacked Sehwag for not knowing the history as he claimed that Muslims made significant contributions before the Independence in 1947.
The Cavaliers would sometimes double-team Curry to ensure he found no rhythm while still containing Warriors star forward Kevin Durant and guard Klay Thompson. Speaking to reporters more than 90 minutes before tip-off of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against Cleveland, Kerr - in his third season as the Warriors' head coach - figured it was time to again reference his mentor's axiom.
Faith Baca of Aurora, an eighth-grader at the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, successfully spelled "sempiternal", which means eternal and unchanging. Among those who didn't make the cut because of the test was 6-year-old Edith Fuller , the youngest speller in the history of the bee. She's one of 40-students vying for the $40,000 grand prize.
Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland , California. David West fought for the ball with Irving, then they got tangled up and Tristan Thompson entered the fray and he and West went at each other face-to-face.
Lue said he thought Green had two techs, but that "evidently" that's not what happened, as a small smile crept over his face. "In the moment, I thought I had verbalized to the table that the technical foul was on Coach Kerr", Goble told a pool reporter after the game.
The 24-year-old former Florida State standout is the fourth back-to-back victor at St. Jude and the first since David Toms in 2003-04. Sutherland, whose only PGA Tour win came at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship 15 years ago, played largely mistake-free golf and scored multiple birdies on par 3, 4 and 5s.
If anything, he would be even more devastating in a 3-on-3 setting, with less bodies in the paint to clog up the floor, making it easier for him to get to the hoop and find teammates for easy baskets. When asked by the AP which current players he'd love to team with, James was a bit more cautious. USA Shooting, the national governing body for the sport of Olympic-style shooting in the US, made clear they opposed the move, noting Team USA's historic success in these events.
Although he said recently after winning the Champions League trophy that he's a Real Madrid supporter and he would like to stay in the club, he also wants to enjoy more minutes in a top flight club and feel important within the squad.
Durant finally has a ring and he won it on one of the single most dominant squads in National Basketball Association history. The Warriors lead 3-1 in the best-of-7 series. The mentality they carried into Game 4 San Antonio, where they went up 21-7, led by as much as 22 and won by 14. At the very least, the near-win gave Cleveland some life.
During games 1 and 2 Curry laced up an all-white colorway of the Curry 4, but as he visited The Land he brought out a new black/white colorway. Now, if you have absolutely no idea what in the world we're talking about, do yourself a favor and watch this clip of Kevin Durant knocking down the go-ahead three-pointer during Game 3 on Wednesday night.
Simona Halep is targeting the world number one ranking in Saturday's French Open final but fast-rising Latvian upstart Jelena Ostapenko threatens to crash the Romanian's party as a first-time major champion will be crowned. At 20, she is the youngest victor here since Iva Majoli upset Martina Hingis to take the title in 1997 while she is the first Latvian to win a Grand Slam singles title and she will rise from a ranking of 47 to 12 when the list is updated tomorrow.
They led at the half by 11. While much of the attention in the "three-match" has been on Durant and Cavaliers superstar LeBron James , it was Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving who was the difference-maker last season, drilling a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute.
He nearly expects them to return. Injury forced him to skip Wimbledon in 2009 and a year ago, while the 2012-2015 seasons saw him lose to Lukas Rosol (No. I love grass, everybody knows, and it's a surface that I really enjoyed a lot playing there. While big congratulations are in order for Taylor, Rafa was out there by himself, battling worthy opponents, injury and, in his worst moments, most likely the demons that inevitably interfere in all players' existence.