by | May 28, 2017 | 23:26

Golden State's Kevin Durant opened as the favorite to be named NBA Finals MVP on Wednesday at William Hill, the first Nevada sportsbook to offer odds on the Finals MVP. According to, that means Curry and the Warriors have a 70 percent chance of winning the title, while LeBron James has a 33.3 percent chance to take his fourth ring.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:51

So you have to appreciate it. ... He installed an experienced head coach, Mike Brown , as his top assistant and they strategized in advance for what would happen if Kerr's spinal condition flared up. The Golden State Warriors have a historically talented roster and are now undefeated in the playoffs. They got a big scare in late February when Durant had a left knee injury, but he's back and the Warriors have rolled since.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:16

He already has one this season against the Warriors if you remember back to Christmas Day when he splashed a shot over Klay Thompson to win the game . "This is great learning for how far we have to go", Stevens said. Do they try to put together a team that could legitimately threaten LeBron James's current seven-year streak of reaching the finals? LeBron James scored 35 points on an absurdly efficient 13-for-18 shooting, and almost hit a triple double with eight each in assists and ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:02

Nadal is the favorite for this tournament. Cracking the top 10 for the first time in his career, Zverev enters the tournament as the 9th seed. The eight-time major champion has been hired by Novak Djokovic as part of his coaching team as the former top-ranked Serb tries to turn around his form.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:59

It's also why Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said that his team must keep all thoughts of being on the cusp of a return to the NBA Finals at bay for now. Durant's decision to leave the Thunder for Golden State as a free agent last summer meant the Warriors went from mere overwhelming favorites to win the West again to super-duper-overwhelming favorites to win the West again.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:39

We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? "I tried to pay him and he wouldn't take the money so he says I always owe him". "I'll take LeBron James , absolutely", Laimbeer said during an appearance on Etan Thomas' podcast, " The Rematch ", according to USA Today .

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:23

The 63-year-old now owns 30 per cent of the club through Red & White Holdings and Press Association Sport understands a formal bid was made for Kroenke's shares but it is believed the American is expected to reject the offer. This is the first time the club have missed out on the Champions League under Wenger, but they haven't won the league since 2004. The Frenchman's future at the club will be decided at a board meeting after Arsenal meet Chelsea in 27 May's FA Cup final.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:35

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has insisted that he wants Gunners boss Arsene Wenger to remain at the club following the FA Cup triumph over Chelsea. For the trust from my team-mates and my manager because being sidelined for such a long time, I suffered a lot this season because you want to contribute on the pitch.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:33

Arsenal have won the FA Cup six times under Wenger's leadership and a record seventh would allow the Frenchman to go out on a high following the disappointment of missing Champions League qualification. Ministers say nearly 4,000 military personnel are available in the days ahead, and can be deployed to guard duties, should authorities feel the need to free up more armed police officers.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:37

SportsCenter can't get enough of the memories and stories those two franchises produced during their rivalry. Yes, I compared this to the Celtics-Lakers meetings of the past, and here is why. Next week they'll be watching Durant, who will play for his first title in his first season with the Warriors, a chance to finally be No. 1 on a team that once viewed him as their No.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:24

Quintana, the overnight leader, held off last year's victor Nibali, who kept his spot on the podium ahead of fourth-placed Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Russian Ilnur Zakarin ( Katusha ). For sure, in this Giro, the time trials have balanced out things. Nor was Dumoulin the Colombian's only concern with the top six riders on the general classification separated by just 1m30s.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:49

Should the likes of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray falter, then the much-hyped #NextGen, featuring the likes of Zverev and 2016 semi-finalist Dominic Thiem could take advantage. If he hasn't had a good Wimbledon - I don't think people need to start panicking but Andy will be a little more concerned because obviously grass is a very natural surface for him and his success rate on that surface is nearly second to none".

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:50

Howard was passed on the inside by another competitor and hit the outside wall before his vehicle turned and ran into Dixon. Dixon and Howard were was able to walk away from the crash and both were checked and released from the infield care center soon after.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:23

At the very moment where the clock ran out in that series, the person James was embracing was Durant - telling the then-Thunder star, his offseason workout partner at the time , how proud of him he was. " The great thing about this is the experience (is) we were able to go to the Eastern Conference finals, learn a lot about being in this position, and I feel like it's going to help us for next year".

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:09

Referee Anthony Taylor initially disallowed it but after consulting with assistant Gary Bewsick, who had raised his flag, he signalled a goal to spark Arsenal celebrations. Courtois opined that Arsenal gained momentum after that the opening goal and started to take the upper hand. The former Werder Bremen defender admitted he had "suffered" this season but was delighted to be able to give his all as Arsenal turned a mediocre campaign into a memorable one by securing a record 13th FA ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:42

James showed no ill effects in the game, finishing with 35 points. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favorite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:18

Stokes flew back to the United Kingdom after the final league game of the Indian Premier League season, in order to prepare for an ODI series against South Africa and then the ICC Champions Trophy. Parthiv Patel top-scored with 52. Dhoni walked in to join Tiwary and did not take long to hit his first six, depositing a half-volley off Karn Sharma over deep midwicket.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:38

The Warriors and the Cavaliers will clash in Game 1 on Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. PT. "If not, then we'll wait until next summer and then we'll see where we go". " Closest thing to dying that I know of". This year they crushed the Celtics , the No. 1 seed that fell behind No. 8 seed Chicago, 2-0, in the first round before winning four games after Rajon Rondo went down.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:36

When asked if the PC and console versions' tick rate would be different, Bungie said it "didn't have a good answer for that" yet. Players will also be able to purchase Destiny 2 with WoW tokens-yes you read that right. "We want to make sure that this version of the game has the time it needs to bake in the oven so it's a delicious piece of bread when it comes out".

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:54

The Argentine global played a starring role for the Blaugrana in yesterday evening's Copa del Rey success over Alaves at the Vicente Calderon as he opened the scoring with his 54th goal of the season and also claimed an assist for Paco Alcacer's strike.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:13

Goals from France global Pogba and Armenian Henrik Mkhitaryan in each half gave United their first European trophy since 2008, and their first Europa League crown. There were even signs of naive nerves among Peter Bozs's young side as the very first action of the game saw Andre Onana get into a mix-up with Joel Veltman.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:44

A father of seven at the time , the ideal game occurred on Father's Day, June 21, 1964. It was the first ideal game in the National League in 84 years, and the first flawless game in major league baseball since Don Larsen's in the 1956 World Series.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:19

Jose Mourinho has labelled Manchester United's Europa League triumph as "the most important trophy" of his career, while adding he was happy to call time on a season that was perhaps his most hard as a manager. "You have to learn from it". Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future is unclear as United's injured top scorer is out of contract this summer, when Michael Carrick - awarded a testimonial - also sees his deal at expire.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:43

Max Verstappen insists he won't allow himself to dwell too much on the early pitstop call during the Monaco Grand Prix which saw him miss out on a podium finish to his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo . "We put some good laps together and know where we need to improve so I'm very happy with our position after the first day", said the Australian after completing 80 laps on Thursday.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:39

It was Green who was suspended for Game 5 of last year's Finals for a swipe at James' groin - and Golden State wound up squandering a 3-1 series lead and chance at a repeat title. "This team is a insane team". "They just stayed resilient all year, got to the playoffs, and we really stepped our game up". Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is also often regarded as a top-three player in the world, but Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has bested Curry in the previous two ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:53

Sidney Crosby puts the puck on a tee for Chris Kunitz and he blasts home the double-OT victor to send the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final against the Nashville Predators . Don't let the flimsy resume fool you. "It was a huge goal for us, and a great reward for him for the way he played all night". "We've done a good job for the most part of not getting frustrated on the bench and kind of sticking with it".

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:46

They ran roughshod through the NBA Western Conference playoffs , rattling off a dozen straight victories, winning by an average of nearly 20 points per game. So it makes it even more hard. "We don't go into any series saying we're only going to play four games, we can't approach a series like that, like, 'Yeah, we're going to play four.' You approach it with a mindset of, 'Of course we'd love to sweep them but you have to take that game by game'".

by | May 28, 2017 | 20:57

The Gunners had controversially taken the lead in the fifth minute through Alexis Sanchez , but the linesman had his flag up for Aaron Ramsey , who was stood in an offside position. "This team has suffered, but it has united and responded". " Chelsea have had a brilliant season and they deserved to be Champions, but we have shown we are capable of big performances".

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:51

Maybe it's because he has the handsome looks of a GQ cover model or maybe it's because James and Tristan Thompson are such bruisers near the rim, but Love fights for every defensive rebound and takes charges from men much thicker and heavier.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:24

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday in game one of the 2017 NBA Finals at the Oracle Arena on ABC . Maybe, but as the teams gear up for Thursday night's series opener in Oakland, comments made by Warriors forward Draymond Green in October are reverberating around Cleveland .

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:12

He didn't issue a walk. "We just have to focus on runner on third, less than two outs, get him in". Hendricks (4-2) - 3-1 over his last six starts with an ERA of 1.96 - gave up two runs and five hits. And he won the battle with a two-run shot that cut through a cross-breeze and settled into the basket that fronts the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:20

Francesco Totti has relived his footballing career with a "Draw My Life" video on the Roma YouTube channel ahead of his final game for the club. David Beckham has paid tribute to Roma's Francesco Totti and has revealed that he nearly joined the Italian club just to play alongside the legend.

by | May 28, 2017 | 20:58

This time , it eventually caught up to them. "I don't think you're going to pull them away from there", Crosby said of the Senators' penchant for collapsing around their net. If the first 10 minutes are pivotal, the Senators were able to survive it. Over the past six games, the Penguins power play has scored twice on 22 chances.

by | May 28, 2017 | 20:34

For Mourinho and many other managers, the value of the Europa League has increased massively following UEFA's decision to award a Champions League qualifying place to the victor. Champions League football will swiftly follow in September, fulfilling an ambition that Rashford and his team-mates began the current 64-match campaign with.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:09

It is the seventh successive year James has led his team to the finals, with four straight appearances for the Miami Heat preceding his return to Cleveland in 2014. James needed 28 points heading into the game to surpass Jordan, who had 5,987 points, and he reached the magic number late in the third quarter with a three-point jump shot.