by | June 02, 2017 | 18:08

A month later, Steph was stepping back again as the Warriors welcomed Kevin Durant to their star-studded roster. While the Warriors looked dominant, almost leading wire-to wire, they will be mindful of last season. The Cavaliers have made three 3-pointers already, but are 1 for 7 inside the arc. "You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled a year ago, that we saw in the regular season and in the postseason, and then in the offseason you add a high-powered offensive ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:38

Everybody knows that. We'll find it. Without it, he's just a rotation player. "But we can play better". The Cavaliers had 72 points after the third. You have to relish the moment. So I know we can play better. Favored, not invincible. But that was how they looked Thursday. As unsafe a scorer as he is from outside or driving to the hoop, James also threatens by being able to find teammates such as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love with passes when defenders focus too much on him.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:49

Forward Colin Wilson did not take part in Nashville's morning skate Wednesday at PPG Paints Arena after missing Game 1 on Monday night because of a lower-body injury. As the Nashville Predators continued their improbable quest for the Stanley Cup, the team's decision to keep printing banners and signs locally provided an added boost of business for a number of local companies.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:06

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS HEAD coach Tyronn Lue said the Golden State Warriors are the best team he has ever seen following Game One of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Durant had 23 points in the half, while James had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds . "I've had a week off", Thompson said. National Basketball Association oddsmakers have done better, but not as well as you might guess.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:24

The Warriors didn't so much lose those last three games so much as LeBron single-handedly lifted the Cavs in one of the greatest three-game runs in National Basketball Association playoff history. For one year, give or take a few weeks, the Warriors have stewed about how they let one get away. Now the Cavs and Warriors are about to play in The Finals for the third straight year, something even the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics , as hard as it is to fathom given their ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:03

Smith also sat the game out and has not played an ODI for almost five months having been involved in Test and IPL action in India since March. But it was also an indication of how Bangladesh were more than just a team to be respected in sub-continental conditions, something they emphasised with wins over New Zealand and Ireland in a triangular warm-up tournament in Dublin this month.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:36

The police report also indicated that Woods changed his story regarding where he was coming from as well as his destination. Two breath tests taken by Woods registered a.000, according to the report . "Woods eyes remained extremely droopy and shut periodically as I attempted to get Woods to follow the light", he said. He also was cited for improper parking.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:22

Root then got together with skipper Eoin Morgan to form an unfinished partnership of 143 for the third wicket as England sealed a remarkable victory. Liam Plunket took four off the six wickets that fell in the first innings. Fast bowler Plunkett took four wickets for 59 runs from his maximum 10 overs.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:46

Any Bangladesh hopes that that wicket might derail England were soon forgotten as Eoin Morgan came in and started confidently. England managed to chase down the target for the loss of just two wickets. "We just need to sit down and think where we could have done things differently", Tamim said. Victory came at a price, though, for the bookies' title favourite.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:44

One of the ATP's best young players, Alexander Zverev , broke through Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against the world's second-best player, Novak Djokovic . Zverev produced a highly impressive performance in Rome to win his first Masters 1000 title, serving exceptionally well throughout and denying the Djoker any opportunity to break him.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:08

Golden State made a record 12-0 run through the first three playoff rounds, winning by an average of 16.3 points.The biggest question concerning Love leading into Game 1 Thursday night is the fact that, although he is now playing the best he has every played as a Cavalier , how will he fare against the Finals against Warriors? And unlike the Warriors squad that blew a 3-1 Finals lead a year ago after a record-setting 73-9 regular season , this version of the team is even ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:43

Both players have been fined an undisclosed amount but have signalled their intention to appeal. The suspension was supposed to go into effect before Tuesday night's game, but he has elected to appeal the decision. "I don't know why he did it or what he did it for, but I guess it happens". "Whatever they say goes and I'm just going to worry about the four games I got and see what I can do".

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:41

Golden State and Cleveland meeting in the NBA Finals seemed destined to happen as soon as the season started. It's LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love on one side, with a supporting cast stronger than the previous two years and happy to shoot three-pointers until there are no more basketballs left to shoot.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:17

He combined for 166 with Mushfiqur Rahim , who was out for 79 straight after Tamim departed. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said his team had failed to score enough runs in favourable conditions. "He would definitely be a loss if he couldn't play". "We just need to sit down and think where we could have done things differently", Tamim said. England were rarely troubled during their run-chase and Root, England's recently-appointed Test captain, said: "We are a (one-day) side that ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:19

That was Bangladesh's highest ODI stand outside of Asia, surpassing the 141 put on by Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah when the Tigers knocked England out of the 2015 World Cup with a dramatic 15-run win in Adelaide. "I thought he was terribly unlucky today", said Morgan after Roy was superbly caught at short fine leg off an attempted ramp shot. "That sort of stuff can happen".

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:05

Durant's only other Finals ended at the hands of LeBron and Miami in 2012. The Warriors made 12 steals to none by Cleveland. For the third time in a row, they aren't favored, but they have a deep bench and several great 3-point shooters.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:35

The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday . That total would start at an estimated $35.4 million per year, as opposed to a little under $32 million without creating cap space. The Cavs had to go to six or seven games in all those they managed to win. "If I don't play up to my standards, that's when I get upset". He left the Oklahoma City Thunder to get his ring, joining a Warriors team that finished 73-9 past year, before blowing a 3-1 ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:43

He did not allow Raikkonen to pull away in the first stint of the race , put in some great laps when he did have clear air, and then once he had pitted pulled away and controlled the rest of the race . It's an interesting thought: "is Raikkonen more likely to be a Ferrari driver in 2018 because of events this weekend in Monaco or less?" "No, I haven't spoken to the team [about that] and I don't really plan to".

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:06

The Google Doodle allows Google user to indulge in some fun during the day by playing a game of cricket . "For us, we're focusing on this tournament", he said. Alternatively, Victorian John Hastings could be included for his consistency. Finch is certain to partner Warner at the top and this means that Travis Head will have to bat in the middle order.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:22

On top of that lethal two-pronged attack of Durant and Curry, the Warriors were ultra protective of the rock throughout the evening. CM: I'd say they are a little off. Win one game. Now we look to Sunday to try to do it again. Curry wants to take back the championship that got away, and help KD and so many other veterans without a title earn their ring.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:41

Kevin Durant can dunk. The more I think about it, the more I don't blame Durant for leaving Oklahoma City. "I've had a week off", Thompson said . "He's talked about possibly coaching Game 1 . I thought he was unbelievable under the circumstances of his injury but to me he looks fresher, faster, stronger than he did a year ago".

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:21

Green's comments were more measured than his response in October when asked by's David Aldridge about a potential third Finals matchup between the Cavaliers and Warriors . A lackluster postseason could be salvaged by a close, compelling series, which was the result of an National Basketball Association 2K17 simulation that ended with Durant leading the Warriors to a Game 7 rout.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:06

The loss, which ended the Cavaliers' 13-game playoff win streak, did not create an adverse situation for them as they were still firmly in control of the series at 2-1 when Game 4 tipped off Tuesday night in Cleveland . Now, they're just looking to wrap up the matchup to meet the Golden State Warriors , who swept the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Final on Monday.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:23

It worked pretty well in Game 4 of last series". That was the day that Kevin Durant announced he was going to be signing with the Warriors. "Everybody's got to be better", reserve guard Iman Shumpert said. They lost Game 1 here a year ago, then recovered to claims victories in Games 5 and 7 to secure the title. Much has already been written about how Love is finally fitting together with LeBron and Kyrie, but it certainly is incredibly important for the Cavs to be able to rely on him for ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:12

Durant's presence also benefited Curry, who hit six 3-pointers on the way to a 28-point night. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home , and did it all on defense. "I didn't think [the Cavs] had a chance a year ago". Cleveland, however, overturned a 3-1 series deficit to emerge triumphant. Blunt Thompson's offensive rebounding prowess and the Warriors have an excellent shot at taking home the championship.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:06

While the Spaniard lacks the physical prowess of Bale, many believe he is better suited to the team's play due to his vision and dribbling ability, while German global Toni Kroos has admitted he prefers the four-man midfield the team usually employ when Isco plays.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:25

It wasn't particularly special or notable for any reason other than the fact they turned a triple play, and we see only a few every season . He struck out four and walked two over his six innings of work and has now turned in one-run performances in two of his last three starts.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:09

Ronaldo enters the Champions League final playing his best soccer of the season, peaking at the right time as Real Madrid gets ready to take on Juventus on Sunday (6.45am NZ time) in Cardiff , Wales . Standing in his and Juventus' way is Real Madrid in a final that pits one of the best defences in Europe against one of the best attacks. The two played together in Madrid from 2007 to 2013 and Higuain said they still maintain contact.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:40

Not that anyone expected any different. The third consecutive best-of-seven title showdown between the Warriors and Cavaliers opens Thursday with Golden State's 2015 win and Cleveland's stinging rally from 3-1 down last June adding to the anticipated drama for two superstar-filled squads.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:01

The Warriors swapped out Harrison Barnes for Kevin Durant last offseason though, and are the favorites entering the series. The play of the quarter involved both, when a KD pump fake sent James sliding across the floor, before he cocked back for one of three monster jams in the first frame.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:12

The result was a reminder of the frustrating squad often seen during the regular season , not the one that spoke with supreme confidence heading into the Finals. The Warriors could possibly be one of the greatest teams of all time . When they did, Durant buried Irving and J.R. Smith in isolation situations. More thoughts coming during LeBron James Says.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:04

The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs and have won 27 of their last 28 games overall. In fairness to the Warriors , it isn't as if it's exactly cheap to get to a Finals game in Oakland. Cleveland nearly certainly needs the Kevin Love of the last round to have a chance at the upset. Golden State will try to keep him in check with Draymond Green , one of the league's best and most versatile defenders.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:29

They have been playing really well", Saha told reporters on the sidelines of Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) senior knockout tournament final. "If we want our players to play cagey or without freedom, we would change things and probably half of us wouldn't be here". The 35-year-old Malik has been the part of all six Champions Trophy tournaments since 2002.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:04

Arsenal are expected to re-enter the race for Lacazette given his move to Atletico is now off but L'Equipe claim the France worldwide would rather join United. "It brings into question the commitments made on both sides". The president also confirmed that the club were looking for a substitue for Lacazette next season and confirmed "technically, it is not possible to keep the agreement and remain with us on loan".

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:55

Ronaldo has won all there is to win across two of the biggest clubs in the world and, unlike his measuring stick rival Lionel Messi , sealed worldwide glory too. Now, with Ronaldo seemingly revealing that he is uneasy at the club and his lack of opportunities, he will leave this summer. 2006 League Cup - Manchester United 4-0 Wigan: Another blowout, with Ronaldo scoring the third in a game remembered for Wayne Rooney ousting Ruud van Nistelrooy as United's top striker.