Several New England Patriots players declined to attend the Trump White House ceremony in April, though a significant amount of the team still made the trip. Star guard Stephen Curry basically called Trump an ass . Veteran forward David West told The Undefeated he "probably" wouldn't go. Both teams were loaded with talent and, Monday night, the Warriors claimed the National Basketball Association title with a 4-1 series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers .
Kevin Durant led the way as the Warriors dethroned defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to a 129-120 game-five win on Monday. Just to illustrate what the Wine and Gold were up against in this game and the series - the Cavaliers shot 53 percent from the field in Monday's defeat, forcing Golden State into 13 turnovers that Cleveland converted into 25 points while piling up 62 points in the paint.
On Tuesday, the Senate panel asked Sessions why, if he had recused himself from federal investigations into the Russian Federation matter, he was involved in Comey firing, which Trump has said was related to the Russian Federation probe.
During the fourth inning of last night's Yankees-Red Sox game, Remy commented that Tanaka, who speaks Japanese, shouldn't be allowed to have a translator present when the team's coaches visit the mound. But when you start talking concepts, let's face it, communication with players is priority No. 1. "So to be clear, the interpreter is needed". Carter belted a three-run shot, and as Red Sox pitching coach Carl Willis has said about Porcello's two-seamer, "Sinkers up in the zone go a long way".
Rizzo responded, and then some. Pirates 5, Rockies 2 • John Jaso hit a pinch-hit two-run homer off Colorado's Adam Ottavino in the seventh inning to break a tie and Andrew McCutchen homered twice as host Pittsburgh beat Colorado. Whatever it takes, I think, anyone's willing to do. "That'd be great. Just keep winning, no matter what". "Hopefully, this can be the start of something".
An outnumbered United States sticks to its guns over climate change. Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, has said the Paris accord would undermine the us economy, cost jobs, and put the country at a permanent disadvantage compared to its competitors.
Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. And then, after a first-inning RBI single - the home runs are the headline, but Gennett tallied 10 RBIs, too, making him just the 14th player to do so in modern baseball history - the Red took Adam Wainwright deep in the third inning for the second grand slam of his career .
Sessions heads to Capitol Hill in a perilous position with his boss, with Mr Trump reportedly growing displeased with his attorney general, notably over his recusal on the Russian Federation probe. Under questioning on January 10, Sessions said he had no communications with Russians during the campaign. Sessions said he agreed with a letter drafted by his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, that Comey should be replaced.
The Lions , for whom Leicester Tigers prop Dan Cole was a replacement , looked to be in control through second-half tries for captain Sam Warburton and Tommy Seymour, which added to Jonathan Joseph's first-half score. The Lions would be slightly concerned by the number of missed tackles as they could not handle the Highlanders consistently changing the point of attack.
Catch all live scores and updates from Day 7 of French Open . "It was obviously an important win for me and a big match, because when he's playing well, (he) is one of the best players in the world", Murray said of Del Potro. Del Potro had four set points in total and double-faulted at 7-6 up in the tie-breaker. Edmund twice took the lead on Court Two, but his South African opponent proved too strong in the end, fighting back to prevail 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-1 6-4.
Rodman has received the red-carpet treatment on each of his past visits but has been roundly criticised for doing so during a time of high tensions between the USA and North Korea over its weapons programs. In Wyoming, resident Amy Mayer said news of his release had sent waves of shock and joy through the neighborhood. But in 2013, Trump praised Rodman's trips to North Korea , calling him "smart".
But a Kane penalty soon after the break - accompanied by a controversial decision involving the video assistant referee to send off Raphael Varane - allowed England to equalise, only for Dembele to finally take his chance and net the victor.
Nadal's next best was 41 games dropped in winning Roland Garros in 2008. Only Australia's Margaret Court has more victories at a Grand Slam tournament, with 11 Australian Open women's singles wins between 1960 and 1973. Playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final, he triumphed in Paris without dropping a set for a third time. The Swiss Wawrinka won the Australian Open in 2014 against Nadal himself, and followed up in 2015 with a French Open win against Serbian tennis player Novak ...
Of the Mets' first 10 picks, nine are college players - the lone exception being second-rounder Mark Vientos, a third baseman from American Heritage High School in Florida. With Falvey in the captain's chair for the first time during the first-year player draft, the first bold move was finally made. But on Monday, the first of three days of restocking farm systems with domestic amateur talent.
Some have said Sessions recusal should have prohibited him from firing former FBI Director James Comey . Sessions stopped short of invoking executive privilege - he said only the president can do that - but explained that he was following the "longstanding" policy of the Justice Department by drawing a veil on his conversations with Trump .
ESPN and ABC's coverage of Game 4 of the NBA Finals starts Friday at 5:30 p.m. on ABC7. "It will be a massive upset, I think, if they're not there each and every year". And perhaps more significantly, the Warriors have the opportunity to do it in ideal fashion, as they are a Game 4 win from being the first team in National Basketball Association history go 16-0 in the playoffs.
The Blackhawks' three Stanley Cup wins between 2010 and 2015 were a huge achievement, given the constraints of the salary cap, but the Penguins just became the first team in almost two decades to win back-to-back titles, and they did so in large part because of Crosby , who led the NHL in goals for the second time in his career and who played some of his best hockey in the playoffs, when the Pens needed to win three tough series in a row in order to repeat.
It's hard to argue with this premise, considering his success in standard basketball. According to the Associated Press , if James could team up with any other two players from National Basketball Association history, those two players would be Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.
Tapwrit became the third different horse to win a Triple Crown race this year, with Always Dreaming taking the Kentucky Derby and Cloud Computing taking the Preakness Stakes . Tapwrit finished sixth in the 20-horse Derby after encountering traffic in what Pletcher described as "a sneaky good" race. Irish War Cry and Ravij Maragh looked to have the race sewn up coming in to the stretch, having set a moderate pace for much of the 2,400-metre event.
Mbappe again went close in the third minute of stoppage time but Butland produced a fine save to deny him a deserved goal . The Spurs frontman scored at the start of each half, the second from the penalty spot after club teammate Dele Alli had been felled by Raphael Varan.
Some observers of Ball's workout last Wednesday thought he came in out of shape. I'm going to say there are 5/10 odds that this is true, but 4/10 is the scenario that the 76ers are actually the team that has promised Jackson, while there's just a 1/10 chance that the Lakers did it.
After selecting catcher Riley Adams and shortstop Kevin Smith in the third and fourth rounds, the Blue Jays continued their work during the second day of the draft by selecting William and Mary second baseman, Cullen Large, with their fifth round selection, 159th overall.
Captain Angelo Mathews (39) helped steady the ship but his wicket - Amir's (2-53) first of the tournament - prompted a dismal slump. And it seemed like it wasn't going to be their day when Pakistan opener Azhar Ali was dropped on nought by Asela Gunaratne at point.
As the home crowd's roars shook Oracle Arena and the Golden State Warriors celebrated their second National Basketball Association title in three seasons on Monday night, it also produced another joyful sight. Then they got Durant, who after the buzzer sounded did a little shake with Curry on the court before they slapped hands several times. That stung ever since, and even Durant understood, because he gave up the same lead to the Warriors a round earlier with Oklahoma City.
In Friday's Game 4, Green appeared to be on his way to being ejected after picking up what seemed to be his second technical foul of the game. Also in the third, LeBron James and Kevin Durant exchanged words during a stoppage in play (officials were reviewing a foul on Kevin Love that was upgraded to a flagrant-one when video showed Love whacked Durant in the head).
The 40-year-old from Cleveland managed five birdies before an eagle at the 18th further stretched his lead over Daniel Summerhays , who had six birdies and three bogeys in a round of 69 which left him on nine under. A US Open victory would make Mickelson only the sixth golfer to win the grand slam of US Masters , US Open, British Open and US PGA Championship, joining Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
Lonzo Ball is rumored to be the favorite of the #Los Angeles Lakers when it comes to the draft. According to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News, the Lakers are bringing Lonzo Ball for a second workout, and in addition, are also bringing in Markelle Fultz for a separate workout.
For Czechoslovakia's Antonin Panenka chipped his way into football folklore when he scored the shoot-out victor against West Germany in the 1976 European Championship final in Belgrade. Serbia head coach Slavoljub Muslin had cut a disconsolate figure from the moment Wales took the lead, often showing his displeasure at the decisions of Portuguese referee Manuel de Sousa, but Newcastle striker Mitrovic put a smile back on his face with his late equaliser.
By the second day of practice rounds at the U.S. Open , it's clear she's got game as she racked up a couple dozen signatures of the world's best golfers. "Obviously I've had a few weeks off to try and rest this injury that I've had all year, but I feel good". Rory McIlroy hopes he has got his schedule just about ideal to ensure he can play to the best of his ability this weekend.
Mr Trump has been somewhat ambivalent on North Korea , describing the North's leader Kim Jong Un as a "madman with nuclear weapons", but also on one occasion as "a pretty smart cookie". But Kim's meetings with Rodman may be meant as a message to the United States: I have more respect for this gonzo celeb than for your leaders. Rodman has previously appeared on the Trump-hosted reality show The Apprentice , and endorsed Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Sport is a sweaty business, and playing sustained tennis at the level that Rafael Nadal does, day after day, generating power every serve, requires energy. This time nothing was hampering the 31-year-old and he gave Wawrinka a very public hiding, with the World No.3 never in the match after a nervy opening from both players.
Forced off the tour with a variety of ailments, the 26-year-old battled through three qualifying matches just to make her first grand slam main draw in two years. Djokovic pulled even with Federer and Nadal in number of French Open quarterfinal qualifications with a 7-6 (5), 6-1, 6-3 victory over No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Deschamps will have a full squad for the encounter but it will be intriguing to see if the skipper decides to use some of the younger players on the roster like Kylian Mbappe , Thomas Lemar, Adrien Rabiot and Ousmane Dembele . He picked out Kane lurking near the back post for an easy finish. Eight people were killed and dozens more injured. Instead Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate will start with Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton and Stoke's Jack Butland will guard the goal in the ...
Mourinho highlighted his experiences taking charge at Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United as he told the Portuguese newspaper - using the English phrase - that he always joins clubs in "big trouble". Manchester United have agreed a fee with Benfica for central defender Victor Lindelof . "But not only does he have the quality on the pitch but he has a calm and sensible head on him as well".
Her home town of Riga got in the mood on Saturday when thousands of her compatriots watched her victory on a giant TV screen erected in front of the city's iconic Freedom Monument. "Then year-by-year I liked it more and more because I understood how to play on grass and now I love that surface". Yet the singles winner's pay cheque has only increased by €100,000 from the €2m earned by Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza previous year, with the biggest increases paid to players who exited ...
LEBRON JAMES: Well, I'm not happy he won his first. "... Getting that first championship for me was like having my first son". The Cavaliers shot 53.4 percent from the field and 45.8 percent on 3-pointers, but were outrebounded 42-40 and outscored 23-15 at the free-throw line.
That was a big reason he was named Finals MVP when the Warriors won the championship two years ago. The Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday i. Thompson's shot has been off in the postseason, hitting just about 38 percent from the field, but his defense is probably more important than his offense now anyway as the usual primary defender against Kyrie Irving .
Rohit Sharma with 91, Virat Kohli 81 not out, Shikhar Dhawan 68, and Yuvraj Singh with 53 runs remained the main scorers from Indian side. Millions of supporters watched the game as teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston . Wahab was forced to go off the field midway through his ninth over in Birmingham as India put on a daunting total of 319/3 in 48 overs in a rain-curtailed match.
Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfelder Ray Wilkins slammed Jose Mourinho after he chose to end interest in Burnley defender Michael Keane and sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica . The 22 year-old Swedish centre-back initially started his career at his home country back in 2010 with Vasteras SK. United confirmed they have agreed a fee - reportedly €35million - with the Portuguese champions on Saturday.
McInnes and assistant Tony Docherty still have two years left on their contracts. Sunderland officials held talks with their Aberdeen counterparts yesterday and are optimistic they can come to an arrangement with them in the coming days.
The wicket-keeper batsman shared an unbeaten 75-run stand with Amir for the eighth wicket as Pakistan overhauled the target with 31 balls to spare. Sarfraz, whose innings was laced with five boundaries, was dropped twice by Thisara Perera and substitute Seekkuge Prasanna on 38 and 40 respectively, both times off Lasith Malinga's bowling.
Once in a lifetime, you have to really enjoy it, but this team is built to do it again, so I look forward to them doing it again", rapper Snoop Dogg said. He legitimately took a step back this year, and it wasn't KD's fault. On top of all that, George missed out on All-NBA honors this year, reducing (or at least delaying) the Pacers' ability to blow away outside competitors when it comes to his next contract talks.
Forewarned is forearmed. So perhaps the country is lucky that President Trump's allies have floated the possibility that he might fire special counsel Robert Mueller . The statement came after Sen. Rosenstein said that he is the only one now charged with possibly firing Mueller and that he does not see the required "good cause" to do so.
For someone who grew up in Northern Ireland, he has the reputation of favoring benign conditions instead of firm, wind-whipped conditions. The bigger concern for McIlroy is his competitive form. The sky brightened by the afternoon as Dustin Johnson , the No. 1 player, arrived at Erin Hills. "It can do some weird things to it if you try to do too much out here", he said.
Cotton did again bring up the disputed meeting Comey and Sessions had in mid-February, during which Comey said he expressed concerns about being left alone with President Trump but got no response from Sessions. Attorney General Jeff Session , right, and Vice President Mike Pence attend a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump , Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.
I suppose I am exposing myself to pity in that I didn't properly "appreciate greatness", but I don't think I watched more than the equivalent of two Golden State Warriors games this year. "I had a letdown previous year", Green said . "Probably more than anybody will ever know but him", Myers said. As part of the fast food chain's "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" promotion, everyone in America will get one free Doritos Locos Taco between 2 p.m.
Warmbier was freed on the same day former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman landed in North Korea to visit its leader, Kim Jong Un . "At the moment, we're just treating this like he's been in an accident. I'll discuss when I return", Rodman said in a tweet . Warmbier had attempted to steal a propaganda banner of the North Korean government while he was visiting the country.
One major diplomatic development has occurred since Rodman landed in Pyongyang, however: North Korea has freed US citizen Otto Warmbier , sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for disrespecting Kim. USA officials did not confirm those details. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the ministry had not issued a formal statement. The North has occasionally jailed United States citizens and released them only after visits by high-profile political figures including former president ...
Monday night's episode of Jeopardy! , which was nearly certainly pre-recorded weeks or even months ago, ended up being well-timed for the Warriors' Game 5 win to become the 2017 NBA Champions. West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received technicals after a replay review. Warriors star Kevin Durant is now on the inside of the club looking out, and he knows it, forever redeemed from the long list of great players who toiled without a championship to their name.
But a Durant dunk about four minutes into the second sent the sold-out hometown crowd into a frenzy. One of the fans watching the players go through their pregame routines was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. And this is the difference in the debate over whether he is the greatest player of all time. Finals MVP, 4-1, world champions. "I left everything on the floor every game, all five games", James said.