He did so in 2015 with American Pharoah , a colt that ended a 37-year drought. He and American Pharoah , both trained by Bob Baffert , have created a new era of stars, reminiscent of the 1970s, when three brilliant horses won the Triple Crown in a five-year span.
Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Kevin Durant , the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, added 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the first finals triple double of his career. Tonight, he addressed why he returned in 2014. "Is it if there is a ball on the ground we can't reach for it but you've got to dive for it?" Kevin Durant picked up his second consecutive NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award on Friday along with another championship but that does ...
Max Verstappen , who was quickest in all three pre-qualifying practice sessions, placed third and will start in the second row next to Hamilton, whose run of three straight Canadian poles ended. But Ricciardo points to the fact that neither Mercedes driver used Pirelli's faster hypersoft tyre, the team electing to run on the harder compound instead because it has selected fewer sets of the pink-rimmed rubber than its rivals for the Canadian Grand Prix weekend.
There was no announcement on any stipulations being added, but Romero complained that the commission ended up giving him just one hour, not two, to cut to the weight limit. Romero also failed to meet the 185-pound requirement in February for an interim middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. "And number two, no, I would not go".
But Stephens, who had reached only one major semi-final before her injury woes, could do just that by beating Halep in Saturday's final to add to her US Open crown from past year. The 26-year-old had to wait for her 32nd appearance at a Grand Slam event to win one at last. Muguruza essentially got that round off, too: Her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko, quit with an injury after only two games.
The Mirror claim that Liverpool chiefs have identified Oblak as their first choice target and have now made contact with Atletico to discuss a potential deal this summer. Alisson is the Reds' top target, though there are also rumours of a move for Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak. While a great deal of signing a player from another club has to do with getting his current employers to release him, equally important is getting that player to agree to move to a new city or even a ...
It could also spell the end of Cristiano Ronaldo's stay at Los Blancos as there is uncertainty whether the club would be capable of paying both his and Neymar's wages. Frustration over stalled contract talks is at the root of things, but the sentiment of deciding his future "in the next few days" has now stretched a couple weeks.
Will LeBron James and Kevin Durant consider teaming up in 2018-19 National Basketball Association season? The Rockets finished the regular season 65-17. I ended up being in a bunch of trade scenarios and ended up here, winning in 2016. He was the team's leading-scorer and was one of the frontrunners to win the NBA MVP before he went down.
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers sits on the floor after defeating the Boston Celtics 87-79 in Game Seven of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the 2018 NBA Finals at TD Garden on May 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.
This time , Thiem instead faced Cecchinato (cheh-key-NAH'-toe), a 25-year-old from Sicily who never had won a Grand Slam match until this tournament and was the lowest-ranked men's semifinalist at the clay-court major in 19 years. But Paris, to tweak the title of Ernest Hemingway's famous love letter to the city, has been a predictable feast for Nadal. Rain meant that the final was completed on Monday which was tough on Djokovic who was a break up in the fourth set when the match was halted ...
The pacy midfielder has signed a new extended contract at Liverpool , tying down his long-term future to the Reds, and will now the move to Glasgow for more first-team experience next season. "I'm just going to keep working hard and see where that takes me", he added. Gerrard is also hoping to complete a £3million move for Brighton defender Connor Goldson in the coming days.
Work for Russian Federation has been as smooth as it has been impressive in recent weeks, with comfortable warm-up victories complementing fine work on the training field and increasing team spirit away from it. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another exciting midfield option, sparkling in the first half against Costa Rica as he underlined his undoubted potential. "Firstly, incredibly courageous and honest", the England manager said.
Halep had a slow start to her French Open campaign, where she lost her very first set to Alison Riske but has pulled off back-to-back brilliant victories over two Grand Slam champions - Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza . Among the 21 matches, Williams and Sharapova have played, Williams has beaten her 18 consecutive times and 19 times in 21 matches. This year, she was two points from defeat in the third round against Camila Giorgi of Italy before turning that match around.
With Wimbledon fast approaching, Murray, who has slipped to 47th in the world , said he had returned to training and playing the grass-court season remained his aim. Murray underwent hip surgery in January after a six-month lay-off and hasn't been able to play competitive tennis since hobbling out of his Wimbledon quarter-final against Sam Querrey previous year.
He showed up to the post-game press conference wearing a cast and called his injury "self-inflicted" from postgame after a "very emotional" Game 1 loss. And again, it was Durant, who added 12 rebounds and 10 assists - more satisfaction and validation for a player who couldn't beat the Warriors so he joined them.
Much of that came from his so-called "fight" with UFC star Conor McGregor , which just goes to prove that it is actually possible to fool some of the people some of the time. Williams just missed out with earnings of $18m, while Sharapova still managed to earn $16m, nearly all of it from sponsors who remained to loyal to her.
While Bates played a trail-blazing knock of 94-ball 151, Green smashed 77-ball 121 as New Zealand absolutely dismantled the Ireland bowling attack whose inexperience was left exposed in front of their home crowd in Dublin . Bates' 10th ODI century saw her surpass the great Debbie Hockley (4066) as the White Ferns all-time ODI leading runs scorer with 4192 runs. The assault by the top order meant that the New Zealand eves also overtook England's record of 444 runs against Pakistan in men's ...
Zinedine Zidane made the right decision to leave Real Madrid and will continue to flourish as a coach, according to former team-mate Robert Pires. The likes of Mauricio Pochettino , Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger have been linked with the role, but Guti has now reportedly emerged as the frontrunner.
They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago. Claiming a third title in four years puts the Warriors in even rarer company. That brief moment of vulnerability, though, quickly fell away. The Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 on Friday, completing the sweep and presumably ending James' tenure in Cleveland .
James, who was playing in his eighth consecutive National Basketball Association finals and fourth straight with the Cavs, has carried the team since he returned from Miami in 2014. The Cavaliers would come no closer in the second half. The Warriors found themselves trailing by just six at halftime. They also had a healthy amount of steals in a finale that was pretty much over during the third quarter.
From the MVP seasons, to unforgettable moments, to winning an National Basketball Association championship, James has done more for Cleveland than perhaps any other athlete ever. If his performance will be the basis, there is no doubt that Chris Paul deserves a huge payday. A max contract for Paul could grant him around $200 million over five seasons by the time he turns 37.
Later that day, Warriors point guard Steph Curry said he agreed with James. "I agree with LeBron", he said, viaThe Hollywood Reporter. But it's good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do. Trump's comments will not come as a surprise. "By not going, hopefully that will inspire some change in terms of what we tolerate in this country", Curry said.
The ex-WWE Champion told TSN : "Yesterday I said a bunch of stuff about wrestling about how I had never gotten a true offer, this does not mean I want to wrestle". Everyone's always going to find a way to spin it to make what they want to happen. "This [UFC] is where I live now". Punk was referring to comments he made during an interview with MMAFighting.com earlier this week.
Williams announced at a press conference shortly before the match was scheduled to start that she would be unable to compete, however, with her participation in next month's Wimbledon event also now in doubt. The world No. 1's 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over the world No. 70 saw him equal the record of 12 last-eight appearances at Roland Garros, which was set by Novak Djokovic the day before.
It had been a very solid first set from Stephens after facing those early break points, and she continued to motor early on in the second, breaking Keys early on and once again looking very solid on serve. "But they have both matured so much". Schwartzman wasted the first one with a shanked backhand and Nadal saved the next one with a superb defensive display, pushing the Argentine player to make a mistake.
Ayton told the radio station that his workout with Phoenix on Wednesday is his only meeting with a team before the NBA Draft on June 21. "That's just me. Arizona is a state Ayton already has history with - he graduated from Phoenix-based Hillcrest Prep before staying in-state to play college ball at the University of Arizona in Tuscon.
Williams, who shares a mutual antipathy with Sharapova, said passages of the book about her were "100 per cent hearsay", further fuelling the pair's animosity. Sharapova added: "I just didn't feel free, and I felt there was a lot of force behind all the shots and that it wasn't coming natural to me". "But to have had the victories that I have had, obviously things are moving a step in the right direction, but today was certainly not one of those steps".
Let's go hang some more banners at "THE GREATEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD", Beilein tweeted just after noon on Wednesday. Beilein has turned down National Basketball Association overtures in the past, and college coaches can stay only so long in process that is playing out in the public eye.
But Austrian Thiem will see this as a fantastic opportunity to reach a maiden Grand Slam final, after losing to Djokovic and Nadal at the semi-final stage in each of the last two years in Paris . "And in the end, I got it, and now I'm having a great present, looking forward for the future". After the first delay against Schwartzman, a set and a break down, he resumed to reel off three games in a row to put himself in control of the second.
He said he wants the athletes to tell him who they think has been treated unfairly by the justice system and he would consider pardoning them. President Donald Trump worked overtime to stay at top of the news cycle this morning, announcing he might pardon Muhammad Ali , revealing details of his wife's surgery, and arguing to return Russian Federation to the G-7 summit.
Breaking news coming out of Barcelona as Manuel Lanzini is out of the World Cup for Argentina. Lanzini was smiling along with the rest of the team as they took a photo on an evening out in a restaurant as they prepare for Russian Federation.
Tottenham have tied star striker Harry Kane down until 2024 after announcing he has signed a new contract. In May, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino signed a new five-year deal, keeping him at the north London club until 2023. It's been a great few seasons, so I'm looking forward to the future. Spurs used footage of their new stadium and its giant screen to break the news of his deal.
He said: "There's been plenty of come forward aggressors throwing big bombs, there's been plenty of boxers on the back foot, but when has there ever been a 6ft 9in switch-hitter with the confidence of Muhammad Ali and Floyd Mayweather rolled into one?" "I don't need to send any more messages - they know the message, and the message is "I'm back", he told the pre-fight press conference.
Trump has ramped up the use of his executive clemency power in recent weeks, granting pardons to the late heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson and the conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza , then commuting the sentence of 63-year-old Alice Johnson , who was serving a life sentence for drug offenses.
Woods is believed to be staying on his yacht throughout the tournament, but whether he would be holed up in Montauk all week was unclear. Woods has won 14 major championships, but has not had a victory since the 2008 U.S. Open returns to its roots for the first time since 2004 and its fifth-ever national championship unfolds in Long Island. It's not exactly an easy commute from the Yacht Club to the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club-it's an hour without traffic, and considering the clogged ...
Hosts Russia will begin next week's World Cup as the lowest ranked of the 32 teams participating in the tournament, after Federation Internationale de Football Association released its monthly world rankings on Thursday. We are glad about defeating Egypt 3-0. Nigeria, who have lost three of their last four games and drawn the other, kick off their World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16, but they looked disinterested during the opening half as the Czechs dominated.
In the Eastern Conference Finals, one or two role players stepped up in Cleveland's wins, giving James enough assistance to get the Cavs over the hump. James admitted that Game 3's loss would stick with him until it came time to try to stave off elimination on Friday. James essentially said you have to play the ideal game to beat the Warriors because they don't beat themselves.
The win in the semi-final, though, is reminiscent of how Halep has been playing in the event. When the top-seeded Halep and No 3 Muguruza meet Thursday, their contrasting styles will match up with plenty at stake. She went on to commit only 16 errors over the course of the next two, which was the difference in getting the win. "Kind of a weird day", Muguruza said.
With their club's first title within reach, a group of Capitals fans began to crowd around Washington's end of the rink two hours before game time and numbered into the hundreds, along with the usual Sin City showgirls along the glass, by the time the players hit the ice for warmup.
He buckled at 5-5 and sent a backhand long on break point, leaving del Potro to serve for the match, which he did easily as Cilic sent three more backhands out. "And when I was able to change that, I was able to win the game and the match". "I played more aggressive". Things improved for Nadal after a first rain interruption on Wednesday.
The all-rounder took four wickets as England defeated Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs inside three days at Headingley to secure a 1-1 draw from the two-Test series. Joe Root, England's Test captain , is available for Yorkshire's home game against Northamptonshire on Thursday; a match that could yet decide which teams qualify for the knock-out stages.
There had been concerns for Liverpool fans that the transfer negotiations could grind to a halt after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claimed that the transfer was "at a standstill" earlier on Thursday. 'We haven't set a starting price because we haven't discussed that yet'. Jurgen Klopp is also weighing up whether to trigger Xherdan Shaqiri's £12m release clause following Stoke City's relegation from the Premier League .
Arjun Tendulkar , son of Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar , was on Thursday named in an Under-19 squad for two four-day matches in Sri Lanka. Arjun Tendulkar has been named in the India U19 squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour by the selectors.
James had yet another triple double with 33 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds, and Cleveland saw terrific games from Kevin Love (20 points) and Rodney Hood (15), but in the end, it wasn't enough. "That wasn't the same shot", James said. But he returned to play late in the third quarter and finished with two rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes.
Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling are all but assured of a place in the first match of the tournament and on this form there is every chance that Marcus Rashford will be joining them in what could be a potent trio for the Three Lions. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson may also feature, having missed the previous warm-up match against Nigeria . Rashford sent a missile to Keylor Navas's goal for his third in an England shirt, and the first since September 2017.
Get the app and get the game. That's what it took to finally end this miracle expansion season in Vegas. The second period of Game 5 was absolutely incredible. The Golden Knights tied it at 9:40 when Schmidt's shot deflected in off Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen's right skate. After decades of disappointment, the Washington Capitals simply wouldn't be denied.
One of the benefits for athletes playing in major metropolitan areas is the existence of mass transit to get them to the games if they don't feel like making the drive to the arena. Game 5 will be about momentum, who dictates the game, and a little bit of who gets luckier. Then in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Russian captain delivered seconds into the deciding clash versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, giving Washington a lead it wouldn't relinquish.
Oshie put the Capitals on top with a power-play goal 9:56 into the game. The 3rd period saw what looked to be life in the Golden Knights as James Neal makes up for his empty net miss in the 1st with a goal of his own as he scores his 6th of the playoffs at 5:43 to make it 4-1 Capitals.
Muguruza looked dominant in the win over Sharapova, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. Muguruza maintained her momentum with a break in the first game of the second set, but the Spaniard was broken to love in the next game when she netted after a forehand from Sharapova landed just inside the baseline.
They built a lead as big as 13. "I guess because you are comfortable", he said. It came on a night when no other Warriors player got it going offensively. Thompson was't much better, posting 10 points, four rebounds and two assists. Curry was 3-for-16 and Thompson was 4-for-11, but Durant was so good it didn't matter.