So when Steph Curry's ridiculous 3-pointer over Kyrie Irving dropped to give the Warriors a 14-point lead with just over 40 seconds, Golden State covering the spread looked like a lock. But that idea fizzled fast when the Warriors opened with a pair of lopsided wins at home, fought back late to steal the next game in Cleveland and then, after dropping their first game of the postseason, closed out the series at home.
On NBC, the season premiere of " American Ninja Warrior " averaged a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo from 8-10 p.m., down 18% from last year's premiere, and 5.4 million viewers. This time everything was ideal for KD. The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday to take their second title in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the play-offs.
The champion of Mini World Cup will be decided by this weekend. England will fancy their chances of extending the search for an elusive major global ODI silverware despite drawing a mercurial Pakistan in the first semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday.
England had been the better side throughout the game, but two late Leigh Griffiths free kicks put Scotland on course for a shock victory, before Kane intervened. The tone was the same on the pitch with Scotland captain Scott Brown booked inside three minutes for taking out England danger man Dele Alli from behind.
The Golden State Warriors clinched their second title in three years at Oracle Arena last night beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals . For the third year in succession the two teams met in the Finals, but after going 3-0 down this time around, Cleveland were only able to pull one game back before the Warriors secured the trophy in game five.
The third time around, there was no doubt. Durant pumped in 39 points and the Warriors won their second championship in three seasons by taking Game 5 of the finals, 129-120 over the Cavaliers . "We left everything on the floor, and it still wasn't enough". A year ago, Durant was the NBA's most coveted free agent. But in Game 5, it wasn't LeBron that let the Cleveland Cavaliers down: it was the bench.
Last year Riley wasn't seen much as the Warriors lost to the Cavs in the NBA Finals after leading the series 3-1, taking a backseat to the adorable daughter of Cleveland star LeBron James . Kerr wasn't yet ready to disclose his thoughts on what might be on the horizon, telling SI.com : "To be honest, I'm just happy to be able to be a part of this".
Bangladesh and New Zealand head into their final group match of this year's Champions Trophy desperate for victory but knowing even a win in Cardiff on Friday may not take either of them into the semi-finals. After losing the toss and being sent in to bat , England were bowled out in the final over of the innings for 310 - which Morgan thought was a below par total.
The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former IL senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office. Veteran forward David West told The Undefeated he "probably" wouldn't go. I mean, it may be different. When CEO of Under Armour Kevin Plank called the U.S.
It is a highly addictive game even for users who don't follow cricket. Irfan, who was part of the victorious India side which lifted the Champions Trophy in 2013, said the mantra of success in English conditions is to hit the seam well, which he felt the in-form Indian pacers, led by Mohammed Shami , are capable of.
It then gets more hard for Antonio Conte and his team, which takes on Tottenham in the second round before games against Leicester away and Manchester City , Arsenal and Everton at home as part of their first seven games. City travel to Old Trafford on December 9 before hosting United at the Etihad Stadium on April 7. Crystal Palace are at home to Huddersfield Town on the opening day of the 2017-18 season.
The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years Monday night. Iguodala chipped in with 20 points off the bench and Draymond Green had a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Warriors, who topped 100 points for the 17th straight time in the playoffs.
The Golden State Warriors defeated the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night (June 12), adding to a classic battle of back-and-forth between the two talented teams . They could outrun teams like the Showtime Lakers and outgun them like Michael Jordan's Bulls - and the Golden State Warriors had a more dominant postseason than either.
James had a game-high 41 points and 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. "They started to go with the pick-and-roll with Steph Curry and Durant , which might be one of the most unstoppable pick-and-rolls in our league", Lue said.
Tony Kanaan , James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin tried to run three-wide into Turn 3 on lap 151. Kanaan's No. 10 NTT Data Honda made slight contact with Hinchcliffe's No. "Honestly, I didn't see it", he said after earning his fourth podium finish at Texas in the past five races. I was trying to get some space with Dixon.
It seems that at 2-2, after the sending off, they went up a level in terms of what they were able to find and we didn't manage that period of the game well. The clash witnessed the trial of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) by world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association and Italian referee Davide Massa used the technology 34 seconds into the second period.
With three points, Bangladesh will be playing their first ever semi-final in an ICC Champions Trophy . England has won their biggest worldwide title since 1966 by beating Venezuela 1-0 in the under-20 world cup football final. Will the absence of Mohammad Amir be a blow for Pakistan or can debutant Rumman Raess, a fellow left-arm seamer, trouble the England batsmen? Pakistan , batting second as they will in this match, beat England by four wickets in an ODI at Cardiff a ...
As things stand, Inter Milan still need to raise €30m by the end of the month in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, and the sale of Perisic is meant to give them the money required. While Perisic may not be a worldwide star and there may be complaints of overpaying for him if United meet the £44 million asking price, Mourinho likely sees him as a flawless fit for the side he is building at Old Trafford.
One common thought seemed to resonate in every player's head in the Syracuse Crunch dressing room before this past Saturday's game 5 at the Onondaga County War Memorial: Give the fans one more win at home. The Crunch did just that, and they did it in spades. The Crunch took a 3-2 lead into the final period thanks to Gourde's second goal of the night at the 18:10 mark.
Pakistan started their inning strongly while chasing down 212-run target set by England as they are playing first semi-final of the Champion Trophy in Cardiff today. The 25-year-old Rumman, originally summoned as an injury replacement for Wahab Riaz after the fast bowler suffered a tournament-ending ankle injury against India, has represented Pakistan in two Twenty20 Internationals to date.
Central news conference at host site Erin Hills is Wisconsin on Tuesday, presumably to bookend his first look at the golf course this week. Paulina did give birth to a boy on Monday. Johnson tried to warm up and prepare to play but bowed out as he stood on the tee for his starting time. An appearance in the U.S. Open isn't the only major event happening in Johnson's life this week.
Real Madrid declined to comment and calls to the agency representing Ronaldo , Gestifute , went unanswered. The Portuguese superstar is alleged to have defrauded the Spanish state out of €14.7m (£13m) between 2011 and 2014. There has been no response yet from Ronaldo or his representatives, but one can expect that they will likely release a statement in the coming days.
Rachel remarked at the end of the game that it was typical of Spurs for a "bottle job". It's believed that club officials also lodged a complaint on the back of Riley's comments, which subsequently led to her being excluded from the programme the following week, where Chelsea secured the title with a win over West Brom.
After all, lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, and Green already made his mark on the NBA Finals . From the Bay all the way to OKC. On Monday night, before an exultant crowd at Oracle Arena, where gold confetti fluttered from the ceiling at the final buzzer, the Warriors put the last dab of polish on a gilded season by surging to their second championship in three years with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Five of the National Basketball ...
Before they plays teams like Sri Lanka and South Africa , the team management would have to sit across the table and work out the best possible combination for the two games against another set of quality oppositions. In the field we were still 6. It's not going to happen overnight. "I thought we all batted really well". Before play, the teams officials and a crowd of 24,156 - a record for an Edgbaston ODI-observed a minute's silence for the victims of Saturday's London terror attack ...
I can't say enough about that group. It is sacrilegious, I know, but I don't care. "A lot of people thought he shot on the dryer on goal, but actually when he missed the net, he'd hit the dryer and it got blasted by pucks". "He really is the best player in the world", said Couture glowingly. Crosby became the sixth multiple victor of the Conn Smythe Trophy since it was first handed out in 1965 and the third to win it in consecutive seasons, joining Philadelphia's Bernie Parent (1974 and ...
Sri Lanka started solidly before slumping from 161-3 to 167-7 after 35 overs, unable to cope with left-arm quicks Junaid Khan and Amir. Some of the deliveries by the duo against Sri Lanka were nearly unplayable and a similar performance at the same venue on Wednesday could prove to be ominious for England .
But as we all know, the Spurs just don't give a hoot about ratings or, for that matter, media attention of any kind. Curry and his teammates blazed through the playoffs, finishing the postseason with an impressive 16-1 record, matching the NBA's best mark.
The Warriors started the game lackluster and trailed at the end of the first quarter. Kevin Durant was criticised by many for joining an already-stacked Golden State Warriors team last July but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he fit in with the NBA's latest champions .
In the previous campaign finals, they defeated San Jose Sharks, while this year they were battling against Nashville Predators , the team which appeared for the first time in history in the finals. And it's the second championship in 18 months for coach Mike Sullivan , who has yet to lose a playoff series since taking over after Mike Johnston was sacked.
Sunday's win is Nadal's 15th career grand slam title to tie him with second-placed Pete Sampras on the all-time men's tennis leader board. It marked a stirring return to the top for Nadal at his preferred event and surface where over his career, he is 79-2 at Roland Garros and 102-2 in all best-of-five-set matches on clay.
This is a longer film that had screeners go out closer to the air date than normal. While we assume that Lonzo meant this in all seriousness considering the Clippers do not have any picks in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft, this answer brought laughter from his dad, the audience, and Kimmel alike.
Kevin Durant never demanded he'd get to take the biggest shot of the NBA Finals. "We witnessed a closing game by Kevin Durant that you can't prepare for", Irving said. Swingman Klay Thompson got a crucial defensive stop on Irving with less than 30 seconds to go that sealed the game for the Warriors . His three-pointer with 45.3 seconds remaining was the go-ahead basket as the Warriors scored the game's final 11 points.
The Indians are expected to issue an update on Francona's condition before game time. Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches his three-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Boone Logan during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Cleveland.
Former Queensland front-rower David Shillington has thrown his full support behind a potential Origin return for Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater on the eve of team selections for Origin II at ANZ Stadium . "Corey has played a few games now and he's done very well for Queensland ". "With his size and the way he plays the game he's probably more suited to the forwards, but he's made a fist of it on the wing".
Starsport understands that the Spain global has told Bernabeu chiefs that he wants to move. According to British publication Sun , Fabinho's wife Rebeca Tavares did send out a huge indication that her better half could well be on his way to Manchester United after the drop-dead gorgeous Brazilian beauty "liked" an Instagram post of a Man Utd fan asking Fabinho to join Jose Mourinho's side.
Roma have completed the signing of defender Hector Moreno from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee. "For my career it is an important step forward". Moreno previously spent four years in Spain, making more than 100 appearances for Espanyol. "Last season Moreno made a total of 32 league appearances for PSV, scoring seven goals".
Now, Rinne and the Predators, facing elimination for the first time in the playoffs, will have to win at home on Sunday to extend the series. This series, more than anything, has been dictated by the venue. For Game 1 , Pittsburgh is a -165 moneyline favorite against the +145 underdog Predators with a 5.5-goal total. It's not the way the Penguins were playing in the first four games of the series as Nashville negated their speed and controlled the neutral zone.
The club announced on Saturday that they have agreed on a fee with Benfica for the Swedish centre-back, subject to a medical examination, global clearance and personal terms. United are ready to sell if clubs meet their £12m valuation of the England global, who has fallen down the pecking order with Victor Lindelof coming in.
In reply, New Zealand looked on course for a successful run chase when they reached 158-2 after 30 overs but crafty bowling from England saw the pre-tournament favourites bowl their opponents out for 223. The jury was out whether the hosts had enough runs after posting a patchy 310 all out thanks to half-centuries from Joe Root (64), Jos Buttler (61no) and Alex Hales (56).
Ostapenko's forehand was clocked at 75mph, faster than Andy Murray managed at any point during this French Open , but 23 unforced errors in the first set told their own story. Her ranking is expected to rise to No. 12 after entering the French Open ranked 47th in the world. "That's unbelievable. There are not so many players like that".
But none were as impressive as this off-the-backboard alley-oop to himself. James made the claim that he's never been part of a such a squad in his storied career. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James speaks early Saturday, June 10, 2017 , in Cleveland after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals .
Welts, who stands now as a true rarity, a man prominently employed in professional men's team sports , willing to declare his homosexuality. Did you see that KD commercial?: Nike wasted no time in throwing out a new Kevin Durant commercial after Golden State's championship.
As a Mets fan, I think I speak for generations of Flushing faithful, however, when I confess that I'd rarely felt more rewarded for my lifelong commitment to a constantly derided franchise (one which, I'll remind folks, can claim more World Series titles than the Astros, Mariners , Padres, Angels, Rockies, Rays, Nationals/Expos and Rangers).
Pakistan , chasing a seemingly modest 237 for victory , were on the brink of defeat at 6-137. England form in the tournament has been the best among all teams in the group stages. As for the Pakistani side, they have simply been unpredictable throughout their group stage. Here we go then, Junaid Khan opens the bowling for Pakistan , with Jonny Bairstow facing strike.
He has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, just one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012, as he attempts to become the first player to win the same Slam 10 times . Ramos-Vinolas looked tired at times in that set and Djokovic clearly had him on the ropes, but the Spaniard didn't go down without a fight. I have obviously played him previous year semis here, played a really good match , played an incredible match against him in Rome.
The other EPL newcomers Huddersfield Town will play their first top-flight game in 45 years at Crystal Palace as Arsenal open at home to Leicester City. The first Manchester derby of the season at Old Trafford is scheduled for December 9, the week after United have travelled to Arsenal, while the first meeting of the campaign between the Red Devils and Liverpool is on October 14.
In October, Martin O'Neill's side are at home to bottom-side Moldova on October 6th, before travelling across the Irish Sea to play Wales in Cardiff three days later. "This campaign when we've drawn it's been like a defeat because of what's happened between the Bosnia game and drawing in Austria". Chris Coleman's men were forced to settle for a point in Belgrade despite taking a first-half lead.
He was booed for the remainder of the game. "I reacted that way", Puig said through an interpreter. Puig said about four fans in the suite were heckling him before his at-bat. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn't see the gesture and asked jokingly, "Are you sure it wasn't No. 1 he was signaling?" All I know is the picture is nearly too ideal to put into words, so just take a look at Puig flipping off the fans at Progressive Field.
The first Manchester derby of the season at Old Trafford is scheduled for December 9, the week after United have travelled to Arsenal , while the first meeting of the campaign between the Red Devils and Liverpool is on October 14. Some will draw the short straw and end up with tough away games after European exploits, while some will be thankful for home comforts. They are expected to have an enormous transfer window heading into the 2017-18 Premier League season.