by | June 01, 2017 | 11:58

That really is what the rubber-match Finals comes down to, real stars. And, hey, it's the third time in a row. Never mind that the Cavaliers are the defending champions. Percentage of three-pointers made by the Cavaliers this postseason, which leads the National Basketball Association. Golden State, meanwhile, replaced Mark Jackson by hiring Steve Kerr .

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:49

The three-goal explosion from the highest scoring team in hockey during the regular season - occurring in three minutes and 28 seconds - mirrored the first period in Game 1 when the Penguins busted out for three in less than five minutes.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:41

Per public property records, James' 9,440-square-foot estate was purchased in 2015 for more than $20 million. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Aeron Jefferson reveals the slur had already been covered up by the time cops arrived to inspect the damage.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:21

And maybe his last night managing an Arsenal team? Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday, May 27 (Sunday Manila time ) and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup .

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:31

Despite scoring on their first three possessions of the third quarter, the Celtics actually fell further behind. It would also be the first time two National Basketball Association teams battled in a championship for three successive seasons.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:11

So all things considered, even if ticket prices for the 2017 NBA Finals are down a little compared to prior years, they're still expensive. Going back to his days in the Eastern Conference playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, Iguodala's combination of size (6-foot-6, 215 pounds), smarts and athleticism gives him as good a chance as anyone of trying to slow down the unstoppable force that James is on a basketball court.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:30

Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates after the Uefa Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm . The problem for Rooney is he's no more than a squad player for Manchester United who appears to have recognized that he isn't going to crack the first team ever again.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:19

The first period of their first Stanley Cup Final game was a rough one for the Nashville Predators. Nashville outshot Pittsburgh 10-0 during the second period and held the Penguins without a shot on goal for exactly 37:00, the longest streak in a Stanley Cup Final game since the National Hockey League began keeping track of shots in 1957.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:50

Justine Henin fell in the 2004 second round and Serena Williams fell in the 2014 second round. The 10th-seeded Williams , a runner-up in Paris in 2002, trailed, 3-1, in the opening set but then won seven consecutive games. While Kerber fully merited that status last year, when she won the Australian and US Opens , the German arrived in Paris ranked 13th for the year so far.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:51

Djokovic, without a tour title since January, parted company with Boris Becker in December and mentor Marian Vajda earlier this month. Djokovic says the decision to begin working with Andre Agassi came after he realised something had to change if he was to maintain a level of success throughout his career.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:05

Manuwa, a 37-year-old Englishman, recently said he can handle any of the UFC's top 205-pounders, though he and former opponent/current teammate/fellow contender/UFC Fight Night 109 victor Alexander Gustafsson are hoping to avoid a fight against each other.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:02

She says the property manager told officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video. I think we will use it as fuel, we will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? While there has been little intrigue all season long, a ho-hum regular season and predictable start to the playoffs will soon be a distant memory if the Cavs and Warriors produce a memorable series like past year.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:45

After what happened in the series opener, it's anyone's guess in what direction things might be heading. It wasn't the prettiest, but we found a way. "Right now we are 100 percent in a result-orientated business", coach Peter Laviolette said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:04

Their strong territorial play and defensive work allowed Nashville to crawl out of a 3-0 hole and tie the game in the third period. With the game tied 1-1 through two periods on goals by Pontus Aberg and Guentzel, it took just 10 seconds into the third for Guentzel-who scored the victor in Game 1-to get his second of the night.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:59

The 58-year-old's contract at the Stadio Olimpico was due to expire at the end of the season and he has opted not to sign a renewal, with recent reports suggesting he is on his way to Inter . Roma remains in good hands, and we'll have two more season to enjoy De Rossi's unbridled enthusiasm and unrestrained grinta. Spalletti was showered with boos and whistles during Totti's last match.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:42

Rinne took a drink of water, tossed his gear in his bag and faced reporters after allowing four goals on 25 shots and getting pulled 3:28 into the third period Wednesday. Pontus Aberg scored the lone goal for the Predators, who were once again undone by a sudden barrage from the NHL's highest-scoring team, though they haven't lost faith in Rinne.

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:30

While there has been little intrigue all season long, a ho-hum regular season and predictable start to the playoffs will soon be a distant memory if the Cavs and Warriors produce a memorable series like previous year. Other than Michael Jordan , whose Jordan Brand alone enjoys bigger United States sneaker share than all of Adidas, James is Nike's biggest active star in any sport.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:39

Three of the players on the court - LeBron James , Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant - have combined to win seven MVP trophies, including the five leading into this season. Barnes wasn't exactly a neutral observer a year ago, having grown up in Northern California and having played with the Warriors before their recent run of dominance.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:09

Golden State answered with a 126-91 rout almost a month later, leading by as much as 39 points at home against a Cavaliers team that lacked energy in the last game of a six-game road trip. Collapse and a 31 series lead over the cavs previous year. "Conventional wisdom basically suggests that having dynamic rivalries of great teams is really good for a sport, even if it does leave more cities on the outside looking in", Robert Boland, director of the sports administration program at Ohio ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:48

Wenger has refused to confirm he will stay on as manager next season and, after missing out on the Premier League's top four for the first time since 1996, the Frenchman said the uncertainty had not helped. It has been a frustrating campaign for the north London side, after they were dumped out of the Champions League in March following a 10-2 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich in the last 16.

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:24

For the record, I picked Cleveland at the start of the season primarily for two reasons. That lineup should allow them to overwhelm even a team as formidable as the Cavaliers can be. "We just couldn't stop him". Except those Warriors aren't these Warriors. According to the odds makers in Las Vegas and the number crunchers at analytical sites, the Warriors are the clear favorites to win the series after sweeping their way through the playoffs with a record-setting margin of victory of ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:47

An unidentified person spray painted the N-word on the front gate of James' home in the Brentwood neighbourhood Wednesday morning, said Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Police said they are investigating the vandalism as a possible hate crime. James does not live in the house and was not believed to be in it at the time.

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:04

And that juggernaut will require the Cleveland Cavaliers to play airtight defense in these NBA Finals . Green, not much of a one-on-one scorer, couldn't take advantage of his matchup. SHOOTING GUARD: Klay Thompson vs. J.R. Smith. I'm surprised, too. What's everybody talking about? A Zach Lowe deep dive on Tristan Thompson . "And can you hang in that alignment?" He averages 28.6 in the playoffs, not to mention a field goal percentage of 50.2.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:49

Here is a prediction of how the ICC Champions Trophy might pan out. What's the need for a "mini" World Cup? England , as many agree, are firm favourites in home conditions. He is the three time ICC ODI player of the year, winning the award in 2010, 2014 and 2015. The team that has the best all-rounders will have an edge.

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:01

There is Cleveland's LeBron James , arguably operating at a level that even he has never achieved in a career that will end in the hall of fame, and there's Golden State's Kevin Durant , cast in some corners as the villain of the times , and there is chatter on which of them might emerge as the most valuable player in the final .

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:58

I'm patient and for us this is a great way to start off our collaboration and friendship and get to know each other and then see where it takes us. Rafael Nadal in action during his first round match at Rolland Garros in Paris on Monday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:03

The Spaniard could win an historic tenth title at Roland Garros in the coming weeks and is tipped to do so given a superb run of form on clay ahead of the grand slam . After some four-and-a-half hours, including a final set that lasted 96 minutes, veteran David Ferrer rallied past Donald Young . In the women's draw, defending champion Garbine Muguruza began the day's play with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Francesca Schiavone to reach the second round.

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:48

Golden State's offensive juggernaut has been ignited by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant , while their defense has been anchored by the versatile Draymond Green . A lot of risks were taken in order to be able to sign Durant last summer, including the departures of Harrison Barnes , Andrew Bogut , Festus Ezeli , Leandro Barbosa , Marreesse Speights , and Brandon Rush .

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:16

Before this year, the earliest exits suffered by a top seed were in the second round - Justine Henin in 2004 and Serena Williams in 2014. I really don't know what I will do now, but for sure I will think about what is the best preparation for grass.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:49

The defending NBA champions won 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to the NBA Finals , where they will play the Golden State Warriors for the third consecutive year. He never missed a dunk, right? LeBron James is averaging 32.3 points and eight rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.6 points and 5.5 assists.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:53

You better believe we're going to find out given the link between Ohio's fifth-biggest city and the Finals. That series turned when Green was suspended for Game 5 and James and Kyrie Irving took over from there. When shooting over 50 per cent, they've won 106 consecutive games, the last 43 of those coming this season. "When you win, everybody gets the praise, everybody gets taken care of however you want to split it up".

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:58

Nadal is seeking to become the only player to win 10 titles at one Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era. Sloppy mistakes blighted the Serbian's first game under the tutelage of Andre Agassi, Djokovic racking up 29 unforced errors while only converting eight of his 20 break chances.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:51

The tourists of 1971 and 1974 developed their aura simply because they were such rare examples of success in countries where the southern pupils had long since been teaching lessons to their erstwhile northern masters. And we've got some very talented attacking players. It proved a memorable trip, with the Lions winning three out of four Tests and even playing additional games in Hawaii and Canada on their way home.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:25

F Miikka Salomaki also returned from five games off. F Nic Kerdiles made his third appearance of the postseason for Anaheim in Rakell's absence. That win could come Monday night during Game 6 at Bridgestone Arena . Austin Watson's empty netter with a minute to go closed the book on Game 5, as the Ducks had no chance to go all Nashville on the Predators in the final moments of a locked-up game.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:39

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to steal yet another game from the Nashville Predators in game two of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight. "He is a pleasure to coach, and we just talked about just playing the game the right way". Until their superior skill takes over, and they make the absolute most out of a handful of great scoring chances. That's pretty amusing, though I don't know Peduto well enough to know if it's characteristic or just a fluke.