by | June 03, 2017 | 01:46

Kevin Durant scored 36 points on 12-of-20 shooting, had eight rebounds and four assists in Game 1 of the NBA Finals . The Warriors won three of the first four games in last year's rematch with the Cavs and went on to lose the championship in an epic finale - or what some would term an epic collapse.

by | June 03, 2017 | 02:14

He added: "In some important moments I was kind of hanging in there. I came here to win the matches ", said twice former Wimbledon champion Kvitova. After that, the draw consists of Raonic and No. 13 Grigor Dimitrov , as well as Spaniards Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta. The Georgian had beaten 31st seed Gilles Simon in the first round before ousting Serbian Viktor Troicki , the world number 35, in straight sets.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:25

TMZ reports that the vandal spray-painted the word "n****r". James, who purchased the home in 2015 but doesn't live there regularly, was not at the house when the incident occurred. Referring to an infamous hate crime, James spoke about the decision by Emmett Till's mother to hold an open-casket funeral so there would be witnesses to the racist brutality her son suffered.

by | June 03, 2017 | 02:44

The Lions' preparation had been hamstrung by European club commitments, with players filtering into training camps after those had been completed. The team for the first game has been selected only from players who were not in action last weekend.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:06

The barrage started with rookie Jake Guentzel . Evgeni Malkin extended Pittsburgh's lead to 4-1 just 15 seconds later, beating Rinne with a wrist shot during a two-on-one. "Just a little bit of a wakeup call", Wilson said. And it was once again led by the baby-faced son of a coach who has no problem shouldering the responsibility of playing alongside star Sidney Crosby .

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:48

Thus, in a run-out before the squad made the trip down to All Black territory, reporters watched as Mike Gibson, JPR Williams and the Lions' centre and captain, John Dawes, puffed around a pitch in Eastbourne with a 16½st Scotsman slung across them.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:56

Image: Kevin Durant turns in celebration after dunking in the first half . "Obviously being that he's guarding LeBron, he's taking that challenge on". This is his seventh consecutive appearance in the NBA Finals , and his teams managed to win three of the previous six. Here we are in June, and Kerr's lead assistant is like a kid at Christmas, staring at presents surrounding around a tree, while serenading the two biggest prizes of all: A healthy Kevin Durant and a healthy Curry.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:35

In this edition of the hotstove, we discuss whether the Nashville Predators still have a chance to win the Stanley Cup of if the final series as is good as over. "There's nothing that can replace Peks", Ellis said. If the Predators don't get it together back home in "Smashville", it might only be two. They are 7-1 inside Bridgestone Arena this postseason with the lone loss coming in overtime.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:52

With Washington Nationals up against the San Francisco Giants , Strickland (the pitcher in question) was trying to keep his side in the game and had one pitch remaining to strike out Bryce Harper . The Orioles exiled him to the minors for a couple of weeks. INDIANS 5, ATHLETICS 3 Carlos Carrasco won his third consecutive decision, Edwin Encarnacion hit one of Cleveland's three solo home runs and the Indians defeated visiting Oakland.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:20

Then on the other end, he guarded LeBron James for long stretches and held his own there. On Thursday night, the ratings proved it. Meanwhile, after the Warriors' win, Rihanna walked past the Cavaliers' locker room, declaring, "It doesn't matter, bitch!" In order for the Cavaliers to be competitive against Golden State , their shooters will need to find their touch, starting in Game 2.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:53

BT Sport has struck up a commercial partnership with Snapchat to deliver exclusive content during the UEFA Champions League final. This promises to be a very interesting tactical battle and it is also important to note that Real have scored in every game they have been involved in this season, while Juventus have only conceded three goals and scored twenty-one in the twelve matches they have played in the UCL.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:29

The 49-year-old Allegri has transformed Juventus into a powerhouse once more, just three years after his arrival in Turin was greeted with a barrage of eggs by fans enraged that the club had appointed the former AC Milan as their coach.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:11

Yet now Wenger has committed his future to the Gunners for at least two more seasons, could that affect clubs looking at signing their players and more specifically, Liverpool's pursuit of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side finished last season "in a very strong way" and want to bring the same intensity forward to next season.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:02

And, as Game 1 showed, trying to take down Golden State in a shootout is a daunting task against a team with as much firepower as the Warriors possess. Cleveland gave up 56 points in the paint. Draymond Green jumped out to two quick fouls. Unfortunately, you will be needing an authentication with your cable provider should you want to watch Cavaliers/ Cavs vs.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:42

Though the Warriors can occasionally get too cute with the ball, they dominated the Cavaliers in the turnover column, coughing up only four possessions against Cleveland's 20. But know this - there's not even a hint of panic with the Cavaliers . We'll have our answers after the best-of-seven games series. And the Cavaliers have a special bit of history on their side.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:35

For every team, whenever a player puts on his country's shirt, he aims to give his best. Though, England have many winning memories than Bangladesh including the series which happened previous year. Root posted his 10th one-day global century, off 115 deliveries, and hit one six and 11 fours in his highest score in this format of the game. Then, the fall of Shakib Al Hasan's (10) wicket seemed like the visitors had lost the plot but Rahman's cameo at the end helped Bangladesh to ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:28

The Warriors' ball movement was so clean throughout this game that they could miss 20 shots at the rim and 21 three-pointers and 20 other shots for good measure and still run away with a 1-0 series lead. Maybe you can interpret this as the basketball equivalent of the playground ponytail-yanking taunt that signifies a hidden attraction. Despite the Warriors' win, she walked by the Cavs' locker room and remarked, "It doesn't matter, b-".

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:59

Some who bet on sports thought Alves' career to be in its last gasps, but he has proved during his time in Turin why he is going to be one of the Bianconeri's most unsafe assets in Cardiff this weekend. "For the past three or four months, Real Madrid have been playing top-level football", Buffon said. This is the fifth time Ronaldo and Buffon will be facing each other in the Champions League .

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:43

Durant and Draymond Green are also having excellent runs in the post season, both offensively and defensively. The Warriors scored the first 13 points of the third quarter as the Cavs committed four more turnovers before James finally scored for the Cavs, ending their drought with a 3-pointer at 7:52.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:14

LeBron has now played in seven straight NBA Finals series. With at least three games left, it's time for the Cleveland Cavaliers to rally and put forth a better effort to prevent the Warriors from doing what they've done all playoffs: sweep their opponent.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:40

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may be rivals whenever Barcelona and Real Madrid meet or when it comes to bagging football's individual awards, but the Portuguese forward has insisted that their rivalry is not personal and that they get on well, MARCA reports.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:58

Golden State's general manager offered some encouraging words as Thompson, sitting in front of his locker, nodded along. Golden State's head coach missed the first 43 games of the 2015-16 season due to a cerebrospinal fluid leak that was a result of a nicked spinal cord during his first back surgery in July 2015.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:30

Collectively, the "Big 3" of LeBron, Kyrie Irving , and Kevin Love combined for 67 points (James had 28, Irving, 24, and Love 15) and 39 rebounds (Love had a whopping 21, James added 15). Everyone expected these two teams to get here once again, especially after Kevin Durant made the decision to join the Warriors in the off-season.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:03

In their second Champions Trophy encounter on September 26, 2009 played at SuperSport Park in Centurion, South Africa; once again Pakistan defeated India by 54 runs. They qualified for the Champions Trophy as the eighth-ranked nation when the cut-off was applied in September 2015, and their position in the ICC ODI rankings hasn't changed in the time since then.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:30

Cavs versus Warriors III is the first time in National Basketball Association history, since its inauguration in 1947, that two of its teams have played each other for the championship three consecutive years. Not to the Cleveland Cavaliers - but to Shaquille O'Neal. Winning is likely the number one incentive for Gilbert and Warriors owner, Joe Lacob.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:27

Arsene Wenger guided Arsenal to a record 13th FA Cup success with a deserved victory over 10-man Chelsea before declaring his future will "be very clear" following a board meeting on Tuesday. "I think I have shown you that I have exactly the same commitment". Conte feels next season will be tough as the Blues will go from being the hunter to the hunted, with teams gunning for them from day one.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:18

That involves big centres carrying the ball to the gainline and incremental progress through retained possession. That the Saracens and England No.8 has developed into a world-class player with tremendous gain-line power is not in question.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:28

Follow SB Nation's NBA Finals coverage as the Cavs and Warriors battle for the third time in as many years. While there was one more game to win after the 104-91 Game 5 victory, the series was practically over after Steph's shot went into the net.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:28

The veteran tight end will turn 32 later this month, so his time as a starting tight end was dwindling as it was. Newsome said: "Dennis is one of the great Ravens , and he has done everything he can to make our team better". Pitta reportedly injured his hip Friday laying out to make a catch, but there was no contact from any defenders in the area. Nick Boyle and Crockett Gillmore are the Ravens' only healthy tight ends.

by | June 02, 2017 | 23:42

At his State of the National Basketball Association press conference before the game, Silver noted he is in favor of changes in the draft lottery and minimum playing age, but said he is conflicted on the paucity of competitive games this postseason leading into the Finals .

by | June 02, 2017 | 23:37

Near-live digital clip partnerships have been forged with the BBC (for the UK and Ireland), ESPN (UK and Australia ), ESPN (UK and Australia ), Hotstar ( India ), Cricbuzz (US & Canada), Khaleef ( Pakistan ), Dialog ( Sri Lanka ), Cricketgateway (SE Asia & Australia ), Bongo ( Bangladesh & SE Asia), OSN (MENA), and Channel 2 Group (Europe, Australia , sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia & the Caribbean ).

by | June 02, 2017 | 23:55

Bookmakers have placed hosts England as their favourite to win the trophy, followed by Australia and South Africa . With various estimations, astounding visuals and precisely analyzing devices, cricket has become a more accurate game in accordance with the will of the watchers.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:48

Also helpful to the Sens cause in edging past the defending Stanley Cup champs in Game 6 were functioning special teams. "Your tank fills up immediately". It was just another reminder that it never comes easy. He allowed four goals on 14 shots against the Penguins before being pulled in Game 5, but bounced back with a 45 save 2-1 victory in Game 6.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:05

It was only the All Blacks and the Maori that performed it. There have been attempts to gloss over it recently but that tour can not lose the tag of being the worst tour in the history "Blackwash: The inside story of the worst Lions tour ever" was the headline in the Sunday Times only a week ago.

by | June 03, 2017 | 00:11

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 114.9 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. It's also got a custom skin with a wallpaper, icons and typography all made to fit this Golden State Warriors / NBA look.