That is because the Warriors boast an intimidating starting lineup featuring four All-Stars in their 20s who are likely to be with the team for years to come. Durant was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after averaging 35.2 points and 8.4 rebounds a game , and he became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to make 30 or more points in five finals games.
Both coach Steve Kerr and star Steph Curry have not been shy about their disapproval of Trump. "All the pieces that we have are important to the equation of winning a championship and competing for a championship every single year". And if I'm complaining about $44 million over four years, then I've got other issues in my life". Here are the six worst NBA Finals performances by Stephen Curry .
The occasion was the annual congressional baseball charity game between the Democrats and Republicans at Nationals Park, a day after and a short distance from the practice field in Arlington, Virginia, where Scalise and four others were struck by a gunman's raining bullets.
It was an explosive game, where the Cavs poured in 49 points in the first quarter, a new Finals record for most points in any quarter, while going 7-for-12 on 3-pointers. We've already seen the best the Cavs can give. "They made shots and we didn't", LeBron said afterwards. "I said it after we won the Eastern Conference Finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut", James said during his postgame press conference, as reported by ESPN .
Ward said that will play in his favor in the rematch. It's been a year of many firsts for the 26-year-old with only 10 professional fights. Sergey Kovalev listens during a news conference Thursday, June 15, 2017 , in Las Vegas. He knocked down five of the young men and remembered he had a hammer in his auto, grabbing it before turning around and watching the five others flee down the street.
He was at 7-under 137, two shots clear of anyone else who played early in warm sunshine on a course that getting dry and crispy. That took the world number 14 under par for the day and into a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler on seven under par, with Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim and American Xander Schauffele a shot behind.
Murray will play third seed Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals, in a repeat of last year's clash at the same stage. - Top seed Andy Murray produced a clinical performance to beat unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-4 6-4 in a fourth-round match that lasted just over two hours.
And to keep things nice and simple the victor of Mladenovic/Bacsinszky will meet the victor of Ostapenko/Wozniacki in the semi-finals, likewise the winners of today's men's quarters. It was almost 8pm by the time Caroline Wozniacki fled from the court, having been finished off in a fourth separate session by world No 47 Ostapenko.
The star batsman added: "Going into a big game like this, we're going to treat it as how we treated the last game". " Pakistan did that extremely well and full credit to them". England's dismal performance in their eight-wicket defeat in the semi-final, only means that their search for a first global 50-over crown rolls on to the 2019 World Cup on home soil, reports The Guardian.
Open record for the first round by yielding 44 sub-par rounds, breaking by five the record set in 1990 at Medinah. Just don't mention that to some of the best players in the world. I think I have a little bit of an advantage, but at the same time you have to be more on when it gets like that because if not, then you're going to struggle.
This announcement by Swift is basically the equivalent of Katy Perry waking up to find the head of her Dark Horse in her bedsheets tomorrow morning. Honestly, it's really like she started it and it's time for her to finish it. The downtime means she's largely been absent from the mainstream conversation outside of precisely tailored Instagram posts , most of which are screenshots of her using.
To win La Decima is very, very special", Nadal said, fighting back tears on the presentation stage alongside his uncle Toni , who will be stepping down as his coach year's end. Later, he spiked his racket, then mangled it by breaking it over his knee, drawing a warning from the chair umpire. On this day, he was terrific. It was the Swiss player's 17th unforced error.
The 28-year-old started day two with a one-shot cushion but a one-over-par 73 opened the door for a four-way tie at the top. Playing just his seventh tournament of the year due to a rib injury, McIlroy bounced back with a birdie from 12 feet on the 13th, but carded a hat-trick of birdies from the first to slump to nine over par.
Westwood's 69 was just the third time the former world number one has broken 70 in the first round of the US Open , with his lowest score of 67 coming past year. Open. Fowler surged into a one-shot lead on Thursday with a brilliant opening seven-under-par 65 in his quest for a first major at the Erin Hills Course in Wisconsin .
Casey's opening 66 had left him a shot off the pace and he swiftly joined Rickie Fowler in the lead with a birdie from close range on the 11th, his second hole of the day , only to bogey the next and run up a triple-bogey on the 14th.
Nationals: Strasburg (7-2) has allowed more than three earned runs in just two of 13 starts. Matt Wieters signaled for another fastball, and the reigning NL Cy Young Award victor shook him off. "It gets to be a feeding frenzy sometimes", Baker said. "It's a cool accomplishment". "You've got to be on your game every single game, and your pitches have to be sharp every single time out".
Open setup". "It was a good display, all my own fault, but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course", he said. "Guess what? We get to go home today because Daddy played poorly", Day said to his son, Dash, before walking over to sign autographs. Dustin Johnson had to gouge it out of the rough on at least eight occasions, including the par-5 14th hole when he tried to play conservatively and laid up into rough.
Johnson's fiancée, Paulina Gretzky , gave birth to the couple's second son, a boy named River Jones Johnson - and the timing worked perfectly for his playing schedule. And given the form he displayed ahead of the Masters , he reckons he can join odd as a back-to-back U.S. Open victor. "We asked ourselves why do we have walking referees and we answered that question and really transitioned to this model because it's best for the championship, the players and the fans", said Bodenhamer.
Day had two triple bogeys in the same round for the first time in his career and needed birdie on the par-5 18th to break 80. The U.S. Open is underway! Brian Stuard of Jackson shot a 9-over 81, the worst round of his pro career. Casey started eagle-birdie and finished with two birdies over the final four holes for his 66. "Every time I stepped on the tee, I tried to play really aggressive", Reed said.
Prosecutors earlier this week accused Ronaldo, the four-time Ballon d'Or victor, of defrauding the Spanish authorities of €14.8 million (about £12.9 million). With one of the greatest players in the world set to be on the move, we look at four potential destinations for the Portuguese. Sporting have tried their best here, saying: " Cristiano , the Prodigal Son returns.
James' Instagram also included a shot of Green in the "Quickie" shirt. Well, apparently these two weren't done after the t-shirt and baldness jokes. "Quickie, I'm out", he said. "So let's just be clear about it". Draymond's response? A photo posted on his Instagram account of a now-bald LeBron claiming "Them dubs finally made him go bald!" Clearly, he did not agree with it.
Nishikori surpassed Jiro Satoh for the most quarter-final appearances by a Japanese man, as he made the last eight for the second time in three years in Paris . Djokovic, who has won 12 grand slams, was trounced 7-6, 6-3, 6-0, which means for the first time in seven years the Serbian will be absent from the last-four tussles in Paris .
Following the diss, Green fired back by attacking James' balding head. There has, in these Finals, been a fair amount of false equivalencies born of LeBron's path to super-teams and these Warriors . It was very surprising, because like I said, he was the one who opened the door for that. What's more, Green is exhausted of the idea that the Warriors cheated the system by adding Durant in free agency last summer.
He tied Rickie Fowler's lead of 7-under with a birdie on his second hole of the second round Friday and promptly went 5-over par in his next four holes with a triple-bogey eight on the 14th hole to tumble down the leaderboard. South Korea's Si Woo Kim, who won the Players Championship in May, was a shot behind after covering the back nine in 34 and picking up a shot on the first.
The Pakistan cricket team faced a barrage of criticism from many of their former players including the likes of Imran Khan , Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar following the team's 124-run defeat in the series opener against India. These matchups have traditionally been a contest between India batting and Pakistan bowling. "We played some really good cricket but we're not going to take anything for granted for sure".
The semi-finals will see two birthday girls facing off at Roland-Garros after Latvian 19-year-old Ostapenko powered her way past former World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach her maiden Slam semi-final. Djokovic and Nadal were sent home due to the downpours, and find themselves on the early shift of a bumper second Wednesday, with their delayed quarter finals starting ahead of Andy Murray.
The IOC said on Friday: "The financial terms of the separation was agreed by all parties, details of which are confidential". McDonald's which has been a sponsor of the Olympics since 1976, originally planned to sponsor the games through the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
As you may recall, after beating the Warriors in the NBA Finals a year ago, James wore an "Ultimate Warrior" T-shirt while celebrating in Cleveland . But it's rather obvious both teams are having fun with it. "And you added Chris Bosh ", said Jefferson. "Road Trippin, '" it should be noted, is hosted by Uninterrupted, which James works with and also hosts Green's podcast, "Dray Day".
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after winning the final against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka . "I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe". Instead, Nadal held serve and then broke convincingly to win the first set against serve. Top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova clinched their third straight Grand Slam title at Roland Garros after a dominating performance over Aussie duo Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua.
Zinedine Zidane's side thrashed Juventus after a stunning second-half performance to become the first club in the Champions League era to lift the trophy in successive seasons. "We have to give credit to Zidane, he helped us in 2001 by bringing in his talent and changing the course of history, and now as a coach he is doing a tremendous job and we have to thank him".
Achilles was chosen by the Hermitage Museum to work as a foreteller of the results of the soccer matches at the Confederations Cup. Based on Fare's "Global guide to discriminatory practices in football", the match observers will monitor the behaviour of fans from both teams, as well as any spectators who are not affiliated to a particular team playing in the match .
Durant and Curry were unstoppable; Durant scored 30 points or more in all five Finals games, averaging 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists. " Some teams wouldn't embrace a guy who came into a situation like ours". Kerr is nothing if not modest - and that may be part of it - but listening to the men involved, the likes of Durant himself and Steph Curry and Green, there was definitely some adjusting that went on throughout the 2016-17 season.
Fowler enters Friday's second round with a one-shot lead over Paul Casey of England and Tommy Schauffele. McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011, but was a combined 50 over par for his seven other appearances before this week and missed the cut at Oakmont previous year following rounds of 77 and 71.
Open . His total of 154 equaled his worst two-round total at a major: The Open in 2013. But not everyone left with a smile as the world's top six ranked players all failed to get into red numbers. The 39-year-old was only able to move his fourth shot a matter of inches in heavy rough over the back of the green on the par five, before hacking out sideways and taking three putts from just off the green.
What do you do when you have 28 Olympic medals, 23 of which are gold? Unfortunately, Discovery is going to keep us in the dark until July 23, but until then it's probably safe to assume that this race was pretty "off-the-books". Instead, Phelps is turning his eyes to the sea, specifically the great white shark. Eastern time, and this is a part of a week that includes such pun-tastic programming as " Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins ", multiple iterations of "Sharks in the City", "Great ...
And Casey was joined at the end of play by compatriot Tommy Fleetwood , and USA duo Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman on seven under par. Behind the leading quartet, a logjam grouped eight players within two shots of the lead. Casey, who began the day one shot back of Fowler, found trouble when he flew his approach out of rough over the green at the par-five 14th, his fifth, into the deep fescue and needed five more strokes to get in the cup.
Prosecutors alleged that Ronaldo had defrauded the tax authorities of €1.4m in 2011, €1.7m in 2012, €3.2m in 2013 and €8.5m in 2014. According to the reports, Ronaldo feels the latest accusation is as a result of a difference of interpretation of Spain's complicated tax laws on image rights.
US President Donald Trump has reversed parts of his predecessor Barack Obama's diplomatic re-engagement with Cuba, tightening rules on Americans travelling there and restricting US companies dealing with enterprises controlled by the island nation's military.
James wore an Ultimate Warriors T-shirt to the Cleveland parade to un-subtly troll his vanquished opponents. Lebron, however, hasn't been pleased with the superteam label. He added, "But I don't look at it as". Come on, LeBron, you can't really say you never played for a superteam. "Super team this, super team that".
Yet even by their own "unpredictable" standards, Pakistan's transformation since that reverse has been remarkable and on Wednesday they knocked previously unbeaten tournament hosts England out of the competition with a comprehensive eight-wicket win in Cardiff .
Monk had a bit of an audience: Sixer players Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Robert Covington watched his workout. "That's all they was doing, seeing who could run off the triangle and who could play behind it", Monk said. "I think I'm a flawless fit". With Malik, what people have talked to me about, the teams, is we didn't realize he was as good in pick-and-roll as he is.
Madrid played an incredible 60 games this season in all competitions - managing to score in all of them... the only team in Europe's "Big Five" leagues to manage the feat. The Italian champions had substitute Juan Cuadrado sent off after he was shown a second yellow card for a gentle push on Sergio Ramos that drew a lamentable overreaction from the Madrid skipper.
After opener Shikhar Dhawan got out at his individual score of 46, Sharma and Kohli shared an unbeaten 187-run partnership to help India cross the line, that too easily. With the ball, we never let them away. Jadhav knows that his greatest strength as a bowler is being underrated by the batsman who will look to hammer what some pundits might describe as utter filth.
Kholi's side have to win their final Group B fixture at The Oval to avoid an embarrassing exit from a tournament they went into as holders and title favourites. A dysfunctional batting display was capped by AB de Villiers , David Miller and Imran Tahir being run out. Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya maintained the stranglehold later in South Africa's innings.
What was interesting to notice was that sharing the screen space with Sohail was Pakistan great Javed Miandad, who did not counter the claims of his former team-mate. "We played very good cricket , that's why we won". "Now we are in the final". Pakistan will take on the victor of the India vs Bangladesh semi-final, on Sunday at Oval.
At the Warriors' NBA championship victory parade on Thursday, forward Draymond Green appeared to take a shot or two at the Cavs. A subsequent Instagram post made clear that his headwear of choice-a baseball cap emblazoned with the "That's none of my business" Kermit-sipping-tea meme-was no accident.
US Open spectators witnessed blimp catching on fire and crashing near the tournament Thursday. Terry Williams, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said the agency has launched an investigation into the incident and has dispatched an investigator to the scene.
A storyline that's likely to continue to fester for the next year has Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James leaving the team to join either the Los Angeles Clippers or Los Angeles Lakers . Fans, however, praised the move on LeBron's part, saying they hoped that it would mark a new beginning for the superstar, who now shares both a jersey number and hairstyle with the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan .
While India is all set to take on Pakistan after defeating Bangladesh in semi-finals, Pakistan has chose to opt out from the mega event citing safety issues as their major area of concern. India became the first ever World T20 victor as they beat Pakistan by five runs at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. But India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar, with six in four matches so far, is a more attractive 17/2 to sneak past Hasan with a big haul on Sunday.
Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch aren't about to officially pass the torch to the next generation of drivers. Erik Jones was third, followed by Kurt Busch , Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr . Jones is tied for 16th in driver points with Ryan Newman, and is the leader in Rookie of the Year points. "For the things that are really hard - like drive the race vehicle - I'd give him an "A", Blickensderfer told motorsport.com.