by | May 30, 2017 | 02:06

So it's Cavaliers-Warriors, exactly as expected. Brian Robb covers the Celtics for CBS Boston and contributes to NBA .com, among other media outlets. Korver and Smith can still be burnt to crisps on defense and with Harrison Barnes now off the floor, there's nowhere to really hide a bad defender against Golden State.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:32

The post Wenger: I Want To Win This FA Cup; Arsenal Not Favourites, Chelsea Maybe appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria . Mustafi is yet to train this week and should he miss the game, Arsenal face a defensive headache with Laurent Koscielny suspended and Gabriel ruled out for six-to-eight weeks with medial knee ligament damage.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:19

LaVar predictions aside, Lakers have an interesting choice at 2. Phoenix had the second-best odds (56%) of landing in the top three. On top of that, because the Lakers landed in the top three and kept their pick, Orlando will miss out on getting the Lakers first-round pick in 2019.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:57

PGA TOURTHE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla . Now Kim joins a list of Players Championship winners that's a who's who of stars from the past two decades. 18 for the win, it was nearly as if his mind couldn't step outside the state it had been in all day. It's just the second time all season he's finished outside the top 10 in a stroke-play event.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:33

The U.S. now sits in fourth place in the Hexagonal standings and needs to lock down points in qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago (8pm ET June 8th; FS1, UniMas, UDN) and Mexico (8:30pm ET Jne 11; FS1, Univision, UDN). "I think he's had a great career and the longevity speaks for itself", Arena said . We haven't found any players that can push DaMarcus out of the position he has right now with the national team.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:04

At the 2:40 mark of the third quarter, James knocked down a three-pointer and passed Michael Jordan to become the leader for most postseason points with 5,995. But beyond James' foul trouble, the Cavs were having other issues as the Celtics outplayed them at both ends while opening a 16-point lead. "It's one of those things I have no control over, it is what it is", said Brown, filling in for the ailing Steve Kerr.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:01

Spears of The Undefeated. Countered Golden State acting coach Mike Brown , when asked about it Thursday: "That's his opinion". For Coach Lue to call the league's best offense in Golden State easier to guard than a team with so little offensive presence like Boston can only be an attempt to downplay the unsettling reality that Cleveland will have to overcome a team that possesses Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant , among others, in order to retain its National Basketball ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:46

He said that although he felt pressured, given fans' expectations, the need to "protect the game" made him decide not to do any favors because of someone's popularity. "I decided not to give a wild card", Giudicelli said . French Tennis Federation President, Bernard Giudicelli told the press that Sharapova would not be given the wild card for the competition.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:52

Per Mertesacker played an instrumental role in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea to win the FA Cup . "I don't think if my player dived he did it with a real intention of doing it", Conte said, as he defended the Nigerian winger. The Gunners hung on to their lead to seal their third FA Cup title in four years and their 13 overall, becoming the most successful side in the competition's history and capping an outstanding team performance.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:36

Novak Djokovic began the defence of his French Open title, and partnership with Andre Agassi , with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Spain's Marcel Granollers on Monday. Both before the match and in courtside comments following his win, Nadal described Paire as a risky opponent, and the Frenchman played with more freedom in a closer second set as the Spaniard lost his edge.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:41

For Durant, this trip ends a five-year wait. "It all comes with the great veteran leadership we have on this team that allows me to do that". "I always have an open-door policy". Since he joined the Warriors, Durant is more active offensively than he was with the Thunder . "That's all I can give you right now, because I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed".

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:46

Cespedes hasn't played since the Mets' April 27 defeat to the Atlanta Braves . "They thought he swung the bat alright". "He's anxious to get back in there (Saturday) and see how he does". "We can't afford to lose him for another month so he'll be getting some time off". Forecasts for Sunday's game call for rain around game time. With injuries to Harvey, Matz, and Wheeler the past few seasons, the Mets haven't had the rotation that we have expected.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:29

And the Catalans saw out the game - the last at Atletico Madrid's renowned house - ending a screening campaign with cutlery as Luis Enrique brought the drape down on his spell at the club with his ninth major honour. "I don't feel bad leaving: there is no sadness, just total joy", he said, seemingly liberated by his decision to walk away. I believe that the fans recognized the effort and the sacrifice of all the players throughout the season.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:51

He's played in the postseason every year since the 2005-06 season, including six trips to the National Basketball Association finals and three National Basketball Association titles. He added 15 more points to his scoring column while Irving dropped 13 in the period. "I'm proud of our group", Horford said to reporters following the Celtics' 135-102 loss to Cleveland in Game 5 on Thursday night.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:13

The Cavs set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. "I think that goes with coaching staff, players, and everybody just has to get better to get back to this situation". Irving has become Handy's project and their relationship and trust has fostered something special. Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 23 points.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:58

Past year in December, Kvitova suffered severe injuries to her playing hand after she was attacked by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in Czech Republic. Afterwards, several other players reached out to show how excited they were for Kvitova's opening-match win. " I feel great about the win". If Petra Kvitova had been just a worthy adversary who lost a competitive match on Sunday, she still would have walked off center court at Roland Garros a victor for her bravery and ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:12

I expect the same kind of treatment for the Cavaliers and Warriors down the line, and we are in the middle of it. And as far as Thomas as a player, the Celts' president of basketball operations doesn't get the whole comparison game - especially how it would tend to devalue someone who's 5-foot-9.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:46

After coasting through most of the playoffs while the Warriors steamrolled to a 12-0 record mostly without his contributions, Iguodala now becomes much more vital against LeBron James and the Cavaliers . So the Celtics are definitely behind me in this tough situation, but I mean, nobody's going to feel sorry for me. As far as TV shows in Oakland go, it's hard to beat the hoops-adjacent "Hangin' With Mr.

by | May 29, 2017 | 23:51

The German dropped serve in the next game, with Makarova hitting another four clean forehand winners to consolidate her hold on the match. "That's the key to this match", said Kerber, adding that slow movement on clay was to blame for her stunning loss.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:42

There's no blame to nobody, everybody is working hard. We've been on TV this season more times than we have been the last 10 seasons. "Sometimes you need to move on but I'm enjoying my time here". The play-off finals have a history of showing anything can happen - whether it be the hat-trick from Charlton's Clive Mendonca against hometown club Sunderland, Manchester City's remarkable late show to see off Gillingham, the rocket from Dean Windass which secured hometown club Hull a first ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:55

Kerber showed some signs of getting into the match, smacking a cross-court forehand passing victor, leaning forward and yelling as she took a game to get within 3-1. So is two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's comeback. Indeed, just being there under a cloud-filled sky at Roland Garros was a victory for Kvitova, who needed surgery on her left hand - the one she holds her racket with - after being stabbed by an intruder in the Czech Republic in late December.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:27

The 31st-seeded Vinci, most famous for ending Williams' hopes of a calendar year Grand Slam by beating her in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2015, lost to Rio Olympics gold medalist Monica Puig 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Cutting a troubled figure on court, a world away from the feisty player who last season battled her way to two grand slam titles, Kerber lacked the pace and power to trouble a fellow left-hander.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:33

X-rays were negative, and Trout is scheduled to undergo an MRI today in California. "It's just sore", Trout said . "Hopefully it's just a bad jam", he said. Miguel Gonzalez took a flawless game into the seventh inning while Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:08

I've got to do what's best for me in the long run, what's best for my body, ' says Isaiah Thomas . Boston has instituted guard Marcus Smart into the starting lineup in place of the injured Thomas. "Honestly, I don't really care who we play", Lacob said , per The Mercury News, after the Warriors swept the Spurs. The story lines are plenty, including a few fresh ones, such as acting Golden State coach Mike Brown going against the team he coached not once but twice.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:34

And this explains why for a long time now, Arsenal fans keep wishing that Wenger be sacked or that he resigns at the end of each season. "I believe that it's a positive trend, but it would be ridiculous if 20 years depends on one game or the future of the club depends on one game", he said .

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:50

With Sato's win, this is the second consecutive victory at the Indy 500 for Andretti Autosport and the team's third first place finish there in the past four years. "That's how this place works, and we'll come back with another shot at it next year". It's going to be huge. "It was a wild ride, for sure", the 2008 500 victor and four-time Verizon IndyCar Series driver said after exiting the track's medical center.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:19

That run was halted by RPS , who clinched yet another closely fought contest. The team had hardly changed before the last game except for forced changes and everyone in the XI chipped in with crucial contributions when needed. Rising Pune Supergiants are the dark horse to win this year's IPL. The teenager returned to get the big wicket of Kieron Pollard , the last big gun of the Mumbai batting line-up.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:21

That being that the gap between them and the defending champion Cavs remains monstrous. And the Cavaliers , who feature one of the game's best ever in LeBron James . The Warriors were nearly equally as inept and got the chance to draft Curry because Minnesota messed up; they lived through his ankle woes and got him to agree to an astonishingly good (from the team perspective) contract.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:12

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP ) — Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. After this year's lackluster NBA playoffs, buckle up: The Warriors and Cavaliers are back in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. James and Irving have been at the forefront of the Cavaliers and despite dropping one game to the Boston Celtics in the conference finals, the Cavaliers enter in strong form and with the look of a team hungry for another title.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:41

He's about to play in his seventh straight NBA Finals. "Like I'm the reason why (expletive) Orlando couldn't make the playoffs for five, six years in a row?" he said . So maybe there's just not an understanding of what you're watching. "I'm a believer that it takes a long time to assimilate". When you listen to the nonsense, then you start to really let it take control of your thoughts, that's (not good), you know what I'm saying? At this point, that doesn't seem all too likely.

by | May 29, 2017 | 23:52

By contrast Hamilton, having cut the gap to Vettel to six with victory in Barcelona last time out, saw his chances of a big points haul on the tight streets of Monte Carlo severely limited by having to line up 13th on the grid. "We have definitely got to improve our understanding of the vehicle and see if we can do a better job", said Hamilton, who is due at Mercedes' Northamptonshire factory on Thursday.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:31

For that to work properly though, is to make sure we get true value for our players. They've got pace, trickery, a deep runner from midfield, and a big centre-forward who puts himself about and never stops trying, and can score goals. Rodgers became only the third Celtic manager after Jock Stein, twice, and Martin O'Neill, to complete the clean sweep. Scott Sinclair savoured his best feeling in football after helping Celtic to the treble .

by | May 29, 2017 | 23:23

While Wenger failed to guide Arsenal to Champions League qualification for the first time in 2016-17, as they finished fifth in the Premier League , he did bring the curtain down on their campaign with a FA Cup triumph over London rivals Chelsea .

by | May 29, 2017 | 23:28

It proved successful as he made 42 appearances in all competitions in his debut season, scoring nine goals and his standout performances saw the Principality club pay more than £13million for the then 20-year-old. The Portugal worldwide finished the 2016-17 campaign with 11 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, and he propelled the principality club to their first championship in French football's top flight since 2000.

by | May 30, 2017 | 00:43

Obviously adding an MVP to a team that already has a two-time MVP makes them even more impressive. I'm very happy about our accomplishment. An injury-ravaged Cleveland team went 33-49 before Brown was sacked again in May of 2014 - shortly before James returned to Cleveland as a free agent and two-time National Basketball Association champion with the Heat.