by | May 30, 2017 | 04:42

Game 1 of the NBA Finals begins Thursday, June 1 at 8 p.m. "(We) went through some tough times in the regular season, but we knew we had confidence to be great", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said . If the Cavaliers can't make their shots, the Warriors will feast. 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.

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:14

The fourth-seeded Nadal played some brilliant shots but had to survive a minor scare in the second set on his way to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory. After becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win four straight majors - he capped the achievement at Roland Garros 12 months ago to complete the career grand slam - Djokovic slumped badly by his standards.

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:04

It was not immediately known whether there were passengers in the auto. And the truth is, that is the way most of the golf world has been rooting for years. We've more for you. "Presently, I'm not looking ahead", Woods, 41, wrote on his website . I'm walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school.

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:06

Earlier in the week Monaco confirmed the arrival of Belgian global midfielder Tielemans from RSC Anderlecht on a five-year deal through to 2022. The fee represents a nice profit for Monaco, who purchased Silva from Benfica for roughly £14 million just two-and-a-half years ago.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:03

Eight years after joining the Indy Racing League, the Japanese driver has won his first Indy 500. "He bumped me a couple of times", he said of Sato . "Finishing second again sucks". "I'm really trying. I'm not giving up this dream and I know it's going to happen". Sato has endeared himself to the IN faithful for his affable personality, hard driving style and the humility he showed after a bitter defeat to Dario Franchitti on the final lap of the 2012 Memorial Day weekend classic.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:07

I will give you an answer one day, but not today. Klopp hardly spent big last summer with the majority of his outlay going on Sadio Mane (£30million) and Georginio Wijnaldum (£25m). Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet believes they will be able to cope with the demands of competing at home and overseas. "Look, my personal situation tonight is not so important", Wenger said.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:22

Nashville isn't just a cuddly team of destiny in these playoffs. Pittsburgh is too seasoned to truly kill with just one loss, no matter how demoralizing. Nashville has arguably the best defense of any Cup finalist in recent history, led by P.K. Subban, Roman Josi , Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm .

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:49

Asked if delivering the FA Cup would be a flawless way to say goodbye having been at the club for almost 21 years, Wenger replied: "There is no ideal way". Arsenal could have scored two or three more goals in the first stanza against an out-of-sorts Chelsea outfit, but they were unable to bury their chances.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:50

The second seed will now face Portugal's Joao Sousa in round two, after he secured a 4-6 7-6 6-2 6-2 success over Djokovic's compatriot Janko Tipsarevic . "It was a tough first match", commented Muguruza after her maiden victory in the 2017 edition of the tournament. With the victory, the 30-year-old Nadal extended his 2017 clay-court record to 18-1 and his career Roland Garros record to 73-2.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:49

Do you think any of the above would suit Manchester United's style of play? Wayne Rooney should not leave for China as he still has "so much to offer", according to former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins . Mourinho also wants Torino's Andrea Belotti to play just in front of Griezmann, although that might involve also paying a buy-out clause of around £85m if they can not agree a deal with the Italian club, and the chances of that are seen as "50-50".

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:32

Kerr has been absent from the sidelines for the Warriors since the end of April due to his ailments and he looked in physical discomfort as he took questions from the media in Oakland, the venue for Thursday's game. "We're something like 108-2". During this playoff run, Mike Brown has continually credit Kerr for suggestions that worked. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it's unlikely he returns to roaming the sidelines in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:57

Caron Butler of the Wizards vividly remembers trying in vain to stop LeBron James . "It's probably up there", James said after the Cavaliers' practice. Does the thought of seeing another season extend all the way until June only to end in a loss deter him? The Giants won the Series 5-3 in the final best-of-nine matchup as a banged-up Ruth got just one plate appearance during the final three games, all won by the Giants.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:03

We just kept fighting. The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to secure their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Instead of the Cavaliers sweeping the Celtics , the Celtics shocked everyone by coming back in game three to beat the Cavaliers .

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:36

The more people that write me off, the stronger I get. The only bit of advice I have for young coaches, if you have a tendency to be paranoid don't do this job. We play for the 99.9 per cent. The Frenchman has been the subject of a number of protests this season, as well as having planes flown over stadiums calling for him to call time on his reign as Gunners boss.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:42

Some of the decorations said "3-1 lead", aiming at the Warriors failure to close out the Cavs past year after the commanding lead, and the cookies at the party were shaped in tombstones and had some of the Warriors' names on them. "You see it, you hear it, but the underdog thing, we don't really pay attention to that". However, Irving took over the game and carried the defending champions to the Game 4 victory, as the home side outscored Boston 40-23 in the third quarter.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:46

In his last 19 senior majors, Langer has 18 top 10s and seven wins."I was really exhausted, aching". Langer edged Vijay Singh by one stroke at Trump National in Washington, carding a closing 68 to finish at 18-under-par 270. That two-stroke swing proved significant when Singh closed with a birdie on 18. Langer made his only bogey of the day on No. 6, and the two remained tied for the next nine holes as the rain tapered off and the wind picked up, blowing from a different direction than it ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:17

The Dayton Dragons are a minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and the West Michigan Whitecaps are a minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The Dragons earned a split of the four-game series with the win and climbed to within one game of the first place Whitecaps in the Midwest League East Division standings.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:31

That's why, when asked whether he is thinking about a possible third straight title meeting with the Warriors, Lue, whose team is up 3-1 on Boston , said, "You can't". Cleveland's road hasn't been quite as easy, though they only have one loss and still haven't really been tested. Two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:15

Louis Cardinals , Monday, May 29, 2017 , in St. Louis. Mike Leake (5-3) led the majors with a 1.91 ERA, but allowed a season-high four runs in 6 2/3 innings. The Dodger bullpen continued their outstanding work as Pedro Baez , Sergio Romo , Chris Hatcher and Brandon Morrow each pitched one scoreless inning.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:02

May 26, 2015 - Eastern Conference Finals - The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Atlanta Hawks with a series win, 4-0. "Every position is a great matchup, it looks like, feels like and they have a little bit different personnel, we do too". Clearly, James is one of the best passers that the game has ever seen, and his numbers and the way he plays the game reflect that. And he'll have to be a scorer, racking up points efficiently even when matched up against the likes of Draymond Green .

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:10

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said though he's disappointed with how the season ended, he's encouraged that no one in Boston's locker room is satisfied just making it to the conference finals. James doesn't like to talk about scoring numbers; he never wants to be classified as someone who just scores. The Cavs and Warriors do deserve credit for drafting great players like Draymond Green and Kyrie Irving .

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:24

So we'll mix up coverages, mix up guys who'll guard him, and try to force the action with him and make his uncomfortable as possible. Toronto's DeMar DeRozan said after the Cavs dispatched the Raptors, " If we had LeBron on our team, too, we would have won ".

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:04

He said the current Pakistan team had a strong batting line up and the ability to chase big total and win the matches . "I've every confidence we cannot yield in any way to terrorists' intentions and would ask the public to be vigilant but come to our matches secure in the knowledge they will be safe, but expecting some additional inconvenience, pat-downs, searches", said Flanagan.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:53

Bernier organizer and Quebec MP Jacques Gourde said: "In the end, it was a referendum on supply management, and Maxime lost his bet". "I have no idea how Mr. "My job will be what aspects of these issues that different kinds of Conservatives feel very passionate about", Scheer said. The two social Conservatives in the race, Pierre Lemieux and Brad Trost, exceeded expectations, although they only represented about 15 per cent of the available points in the race.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:35

James set a historic feat in marching to his seventh straight NBA Finals appearance as the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off the Boston Celtics in emphatic fashion, 135-102, to win the Eastern Conference Finals, 4-1, at the TD Garden.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:23

Germany's Alexander Zverev registered a shock win over world number two Novak Djokovic in today's Rome Masters final, securing his maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown. Zverev broke the 12-time grand slam victor in the first game and was never really headed as he took the match in an hour and 20 minutes. To help himself get back on track, Djokovic has hired former world no.1 and one of the greatest players of all time - Andre Agassi .

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:17

The top seed lost her encounter against Ekaterina Makarova , 6-2, 6-2 in 72 minutes to throw the competition even more wide open. IT wasn't Petra Kvitova's finest grand slam display but it was arguably the most important of the enigmatic Czech star's career.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:05

Meanwhile, Sale has settled in nicely with his new club, going 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 10 starts for the Red Sox so far this season. Betts' homer snapped a 3-3 tie after the Red Sox scored a pair of runs off of starter David Holmberg , who surrendered three runs despite allowing only two hits.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:07

The two will meet again this summer after being drawn with Australia and Bangladesh in Group A - and Williamson is adamant his side will repeat the attacking brand of cricket it displayed when last on English soil. Complete squads The 18-day long tournament which begins on June 1 will see matches played at the Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff, The Oval in London and Edgbaston in Birmingham.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:16

Emiliano Grillo of Argentina carded a third round-low 65 and is five shots back in a tie for eighth with hometown favorite and defending champion Jordan Spieth (68), Bill Haas (68), Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain (71) and second-round co-leader Scott Piercy (72).

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:11

And given Golden State has an offensive attack featuring Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Durant, they won't have to do anything all that complicated to be a handful for the Cavaliers to guard. "He's got to be aggressive, get downhill, play like he's been playing, play confident", said Cavaliers teammate and friend J.R. Smith, who scored 13 points with eight rebounds in Game 3.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:34

The Sens are up in the series by playing exactly as they have for most of the season - leaning on their defensive ways to get by. Their response? Well, LOL. Regardless we have seen Fleury play great in these playoffs. "That's what we're here to do". It was his first career playoff games. They sit back to wait, and wait, and wait for just the right opportunity.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:47

Maryland's women's team won the national title on Sunday. His teammates charged off the sideline to celebrate, one year after falling to North Carolina in overtime of last year's championship game. After Ohio State committed another turnover on the ensuing possession, Maryland bled the clock for another 85 seconds before Rambo bulldozed his way to the net and beat Ohio State goalie Tom Carey.

by | May 30, 2017 | 01:30

Rio Haryanto wrote on Twitter: "Sad news, RIP Nicky Hayden ". The 35-year-old was struck by a vehicle while training on his bicycle on the Rimini coast in Italy last Wednesday. Nicky Hayden will be missed not only by his loved ones, but by the sport he was passionate about and the racers who admired him. Two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner tweeted: "Thankful for the time that I was privileged to know you!" Rest in peace, Nicky, ride on.

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.