The Lakers make sense if LeBron wants to build a sustainable victor with a core blend of veterans and youthful talent like Paul George - if, as National Basketball Association gossip suggests, George truly is "hell-bent" on going to L.A. - and Brandon Ingram.
The Warriors have now won 15 games in a row. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts in the closing moments against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland , Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
It's the moment I have to be very happy". "When you haven't been playing loads, that can catch up with you a little bit over four and a half hours. You need to, as I say, keep pushing yourself". After Wawrinka won the fourth-set tiebreak, Murray waned, trailing 4-0 in the fifth in about 20 minutes. Wawrinka hounded Murray with huge strikes to break one last time for the match, 6-1-and how appropriate that it should be with a signature backhand victor down the line.
The New England Patriots presented players, coaches, football staff and team executives with their Super Bowl LI championship rings during a attractive private ceremony this evening at Robert Kraft's residence. A lighthouse and bridge with the years of the previous Super Bowl wins are also on the side. When the Patriots last won the Super Bowl in 2015, Kraft ordered rings valued at $36,500 each, or approximately $5.5 million in total, according to ESPN.
However, the halftime boxscore listed the first technical on Green. After the Cavs won to give the Warriors a 3-1 lead, head coaches Tyronn Lue and Kerr were asked about the weird moment. Late in Game 4 past year, Green swiped at LeBron James' groin and was subsequently given a flagrant foul. "I thought they called it on Draymond".
Inter Milan have appointed former Roma manager Luciano Spalletti as their new manager. "We've got to bring the results back in line with the history of our club", said Spalletti, who had revealed his move to Inter on Tuesday. He spent the last season and a half at Roma . Spalletti has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at San Siro, to become the Nerazzurri's fifth coach in the space of a year.
Australia were well ahead of the 48 runs required, for the loss of one wicket, in a weather-affected match , but were denied the two points on offer by 24 balls. With England , who won their opener against Bangladesh , due to play New Zealand in the next Group A fixture, two-time champions Australia will have to beat the hosts in Birmingham on June 10 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Blown out in the first two games, the Cavaliers were much better in Game 3, but just not good enough to beat a team that could go down as one of the best ever. Durant's 3-pointer over LeBron James with 45 seconds left in Game 3 gave the Warriors the lead for good in a 118-113 victory, providing him a lasting highlight that will be the signature play of this series and perhaps his career.
So was her assertive shot-making, which 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki found hard to read in the tennis interruptus of the second and third sets. Bacsinszky didn't back down, fighting it off on an aggressive passage of play before bringing up match point with a perfectly placed victor down the line.
Curry and Kevin Durant couldn't believe that was a question. "It was all spontaneous. I wish I could have a little bit more control over here", he told The Score. This year, the Warriors racked up 317.2 passes per contest - the fifth most in the league. The Warriors will try to close out the Warriors and complete a series sweep of the Cavaliers - not to mention finish off a ideal 16-0 run through the postseason Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena.
Gabriel Mercado gave Jorge Sampaoli a debut win as Argentina boss as they beat Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Australia . Brazil and Argentina are some of the main rivals on the South American continent, and therefore with full certainty we can expect a lot of heat in the match , the more likely the head coach of the "blue and white" will want to start the coaching.
However, in a tournament that has been filled with one-sided thrashings and washouts, Sri Lanka bucked the trend brilliantly. Mathews ended unbeaten on 52 as he steered his side over the line. At one time Indian's were 179 with the fall of three wickets but the awesome player MS Dhoni and the smashing hitter of today Shikhar Dhawan takes the game in their hands and after that Sri Lankan bowlers were hit hard by the Indians and they lose their control over the game.
And that gets you to questioning what you thought you knew. "I think he's got a good chance". It means that any of these horses could be the 3 Year old of the year for 2017. He has a great race, he has a bad race, he comes back with a great race. You can play it straight where you select the exact order of finish or you can box it where your selections can finish in any order.
It was a disappointing end to a terrific couple of months for Thiem, and he said: "I think he played a good match today. It was just today it was just odd how it came about". In a gripping tiebreak, an instinctive, point-blank backhand volley gave the Swiss a set point. The No. 3-seeded Wawrinka , a 32-year-old from Switzerland, reached the fourth Grand Slam final of his career.
They will face either 16th-seeded Colombian duo Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah or Ryan Harrison of the United States and Michael Venus of New Zealand. But the number 30 seed started the second set in determined mood, breaking serve in the first game. The 20-year-old defeated the Swiss 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3 yesterday to stay on course for a first WTA title.
Rafael Nadal will take on compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarter-finals of the French Open on Tuesday (6 June). Paris: Defending champion Novak Djokovic and nine-time champion Rafael Nadal surged into the French Open quarter-finals for a record-equalling 11th time on Sunday, but reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza crashed out in the last 16.
McCullers did not allow a hit through the first six innings, but Lorenzo Cain broke the spell with a one-out triple in the seventh. Hammel allowed one run and four hits over seven innings. He was done after 85 pitches. "Of course, I took them for granted", Yost said. "I'm not sure what goes into these pinched nerves, or what the doctors' plan will be to get him better".
The Europa League success and United's Community Shield and League Cup triumphs added some gloss to a disappointing Premier League season for United, who finished sixth in the standings, 24 points adrift of champions Chelsea. "The start was important and after the goals we controlled the game". This club has everything now and we are obviously very happy because we go back to where the club belongs which is Champions League but we go in the right way.
The Spaniard recently won a tournament in Estoril, plus played in the finals of the competition in Rio de Janeiro, and three semi-finals on the courts of Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Indian Wells this year. Nadal, bidding for a 10th title at Roland Garros , was leading 6-2, 2-0 when Carreno Busta decided he could not continue after receiving lengthy treatment for a left abdominal muscle injury at the end of the first set.
The reigning French Open champion Garbine Muguruza had to leave her press conference in tears following a feisty encounter with French No 1 Kiki Mladenovic. Open champion, was eliminated by 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. To Spanish-speaking reporters, she later added, "I lost confidence, and my opponent of course was on home turf, so it created a lot of tension".
Two other innings were half-centuries. The last fixtures - India v South Africa and Sri Lanka v Pakistan - are now effective knock-out matches with the winners both going through to the semi-finals. Dhawan was even more ruthless, contemptuously swiping Suranga Lakmal to the fence three times in four balls in the sixth over. He followed it up with a cover drive off Malinga's bowling but it was a cautious start during those first five overs that yielded 17 runs.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland was intent on assuming a courageous face after his side suffered a 22-16 defeat to Super Rugby outfit the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland . "And we won the 50-50-battle - ball on the ground, line speed and collisions - and that probably got us the result". If Thursday's approach wasn't a charm offensive, it at least showed a sense of humour, especially coming after the Lions lost their tour match against the Blues the night before.
It is against England that Bangladesh begin their Champions Trophy campaign, on Thursday, and while Tamim understood the heft of the challenge ahead of them, he wanted his team to draw from the good memories of their recent past. What we've got to see is how freely they played in the last series (versus England ). "One can not play aggressively right from the start". England prevailed too in Bangladesh a year ago, when they had to dig deep for a 2-1 series verdict, and Mashrafe is ...
He had been on holiday since resigning after a successful season at Leeds and did not speak to any other clubs before this week. Middlesbrough who were relegated from the Premier League, finished 13 points behind the Swans. "Instead, The Daily Star claims that the former Leeds and Swansea boss has his heart set on joining the Saints". The Daily Mirror says boss Harry Redknapp has asked director of football Jeff Vetere to set up a deal for the defender, who has one year left on his ...
I was one of two students to transform into Sparty during the 1993-94 season when I was also an aspiring journalist - out of costume, of course. Mr. "We do not condone this type of behaviour", the statement said . "We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee", the Mets wrote in a statement after the game.
That continued on her birthday Thursday when Ostapenko eliminated former doubles partner and No. 30 seed Timea Bacsinszky in the semifinals at Roland Garros, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, to reach her first Grand Slam final. With Bacsinszky serving at 3-5 Ostapenko, coiled like a spring, brought up two match points with an unstoppable backhand return that cleaned the baseline then smote a rasping forehand return victor that left her opponent flat-footed.
In the group's other game, Andorra claimed a huge upset with a 1-0 home win over Hungary , with Marc Rebes scoring the victor in the 26th minute. The players were extremely dejected, Hugo most of all. "It's a fantastic game by the whole team", a tearful Toivonen told Swedish TV after the unlikely victory. Sweden and France are both on 13 points, while the Dutch move to 10 thanks to a routine win over Luxembourg in Rotterdam.
Luckily it's at the right time just before the Tour de France", Fuglsang said. "I hadn't ridden any time trial for a long time, so I'm really happy with what I did today". I'll be the sole leader and I have a great team behind me. Porte's form looked ominous for Froome, the Australian beating specialist Tony Martin into second place to win the 24km stage in a time of 28.07.
Ultimately, though, the Browns came to the same conclusion as the Seahawks and have moved on from Powell. Powell, who was signed by the Cleveland Browns on February 9, was scheduled to throw the first pitch before the Cleveland Indians' game against the Chicago White House.
According to a new story by ESPN's Zach Lowe , immediately following Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals , Draymond Green made two phone calls from the parking lot at Oracle Arena to begin recruiting Kevin Durant . Wednesday's NBA Finals game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors proved one thing, and one thing only: No matter how well the Cavs play, and they played really well, they can not win this series, let alone a game.