by | June 12, 2017 | 07:19

LeBron James admitted the Cleveland Cavaliers have a huge task on their hand to fight their way back into the NBA Finals series after they won their first game against the Golden State Warriors. On Sunday, that record was shattered by his 1984 Olympic Converse sneakers. In the tweet from SCP Auctions today, the sports memorabilia experts announced the sale price of the shoe was a world record.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:51

We just want a championship and I think we are very capable of finishing ideal". We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. The third quarter featured a confusing sequence and a scramble on the floor that resulted in two technical, a friend of James being escorted from the arena and back and forth flurries worthy of a heavyweight boxing match.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:01

The world No. 47 recovered from losing the first five games of a rain-ravaged match to outclass 11th seed Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. " Players are ready. Please sit as quickly as you can ". "At the end, it's a quite close scoreboard, 4 and 4, but I feel I'm very far from the game I could have shown".

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:45

Starter Sam Gaviglio overcame control problems early to allow one earned run in six innings. After a 1-2 stutter-start in Oakland to start the six-game trip, the Jays were pleased to take a 3-3 mark with them on the team charter. Ultimately, nothing came of the walk-plus-steal from Bautista. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder drew a walk in the eighth inning of Saturday's contest off of Mariners pitcher Tony Zych .

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:27

By Game 3, it spiked to a concerning 109.7. It's not out of the question for the Cavs to win Game 5. Kerr has said this Finals is Durant's moment, his time, his chance to show the world how good he really is. I mean, the Cavaliers are a formidable team from deep but that generally means you can expect them to shoot around their season average of 38% from deep.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:15

The 35-year-old sustained ligament damage in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second-leg win over Anderlecht and is not expected to be fit to return to action until January next year. United already has a replacement striker in Marcus Rashford, and potentially Anthony Martial, while the English club has been linked with a move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:26

Friday's telecast of Game 4 of the NBA Finals topped all of TV, maintaining the series' positive momentum with another lift from 2016. Golden State's ideal postseason is over. They weren't all easy shots, either. Tristan Thompson who averaged a double-double in the first two finals match-up was nonexistent in the first three games.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:08

Lance Stroll recorded the first points of his young Formula One career in front of his home crowd with a spirited drive to ninth, while Romain Grosjean took the final point for Haas. As the world champions returned to the top of the constructors' championship, eight points ahead of their Italian rivals, they served notice that they are still the team to beat.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:02

South Africa could have no complaints as they limply departed the tournament after a second successive defeat. On Sunday, with India facing a must-win , Bhuvneshwar tied down a powerful South African order with a meticulous opening spell that was underpinned by immaculate lines.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:16

The 24-year-old also said that the trust Mourinho has placed in his players helped them grow better as a player. He struggled to make an impact at the Santiago Bernabeu since making his return from a loan spell at Juventus. "I had to adapt to the English football but the more I trained the better it got". "My first season back here in Manchester was good, but quite complicated", he said .

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:27

Predators Coach Peter Laviolette has a policy of not discussing lineup changes and wouldn't say if Wilson will return after missing four games because of a lower-body injury. Yet there's been no question that Rinne, who has never won a start in Pittsburgh , will be in net Sunday night. The Preds could arguably be the more rested team, as they've played three fewer playoff games.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:55

Tapwrit is co-owned by John and Leslie Malone, who race as Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Robert LaPenta , who won the 2008 Belmont when 70-1 shot Da'Tara spoiled Big Brown's Triple Crown bid. But as the footage above shows, we still got an absorbing race. "I don't think there's any secret that Jose's been a rising star for the last few years, and he's just a phenomenal rider", Pletcher said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:27

Wawrinka is no slouch; he owns three major titles, including one from Roland Garros , and had never lost a Grand Slam final. Be sure to join The Roar for live coverage of the 2017 French Open final from 11pm (AEST) and don't forget to add a comment in the section below.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:55

A year ago in Paris , Nadal withdrew before the third round, making the announcement while wearing a blue brace on his left wrist and resignation of his face. And for the third time - after 2008 and 2010 - he won the French Open title without conceding a set, dropping a mere 35 games in seven matches. For me the nerves, the adrenaline I feel when I play on this court is impossible to compare to another feeling.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:32

After being the first team to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in NBA Finals history a year ago, the Cavaliers feel like a long shot to not only repeat that feat, but to also become the first team in NBA playoff history to rally from a 3-0 series deficit.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:37

South Africa coach Russell Domingo admitted the pressure on the side would continue to grow. There was one bit of bad news for Angelo Mathews' side during that win against India though, as Kusal Perera suffered a hamstring injury during the game and became the second Sri Lankan player after Chamara Kapugedera to be ruled out of the tournament.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:48

Mr Trump tweeted in his first comments since the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing yesterday . Since Comey's testimon, y a handful of Democratic lawmakers have called for the president to be asked to provide sworn testimony as part of the investigation into his ties with Russian Federation.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:38

Wawrinka arrived in Paris fresh off winning a clay court title in Geneva and knocked out world No. 1 Andy Murray in a five-set thriller in the semifinals. "I don't think it would be the right thing to do to see it as a revenge", said Nadal who withdrew before last year's third round at the French Open with a wrist injury.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:33

While Germany's youth team from that final went on to form the core of their World Cup winning team in 2014, England's stars from that tournament - Theo Walcott, Micah Richards, Kieran Gibbs et al - have largely failed to live up to their potential.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:32

In retrospect, Halep probably would have liked to have been more aggressive, but she knew going in that she would be outhit - that there would be periods when she would just watch the ball fly by, unable to do anything about it. "That really helped me". "I think I'm going to only understand that in maybe couple of days or couple of weeks". And also sometimes I was making too many unforced errors .

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:47

He made just four winners in that first set and not a single one from his backhand wing, compared to 18 unforced errors. "The nerves, the adrenaline that I feel when I play in this court is impossible to compare". Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash hailed Nadal for an incredible two weeks of tennis. Wawrinka is well known for his struggles outside major tournaments, and the lead up to Roland Garros 2017 was no different.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:44

Legler: Cavs treat Game 4 like a 'desperate street fight'Officiating was too inconsistentCavs had all-hands-on-deck approachCavs still frustrated at Game 3 losssc There were constant ro. They have to win at least one game to avoid embarrassment and send the series back to Golden State. "I'm pretty sure Draymond won't get suspended for Game 5".

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:18

Lorenzo Cain broke up the no hitter with one out int he seventh and later scored on a two-out single by Mike Moustakas . Yuli Gurriel , who had three hits, contributed a two-run single in the Astros' third, giving him 12 RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:35

Ostapenko said: "In some moments I felt a little bit tight because it was already the semi-final. I have no words". When Ostapenko held for 3-1 in a marathon fourth game of the third, the job was nearly done. And in 2013, Bartoli was 15th when she beat Sabine Lisicki, who was 23rd; that marked only the second time in the Open era that two women without a Grand Slam trophy met for the Wimbledon championship.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:21

At 31 years and 8 days, Nadal, without losing a set at Roland Garros this year, also became the oldest player in history to win 15 Grand Slam titles. We played a good team. Ironically enough, they played each other in singles last year-Safarova won in three sets-before getting upset as the seventh seeds in the first round.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:14

Nadal lifted his 10th French Open title to extend his record to 10-0 in finals at Roland Garros. 2013 - Became the first man with eight titles at the same grand slam tournament when he beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the French Open final.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:12

He is now just three poles short of Michael Schumacher , who still leads the way with 68. Hamilton, who was presented with Senna's race-worn helmet at matching his idol's total. For me, on the second run in Q3 I tried to go faster, I went too deep into the hairpin so I could have got a bit more out of it. The Silver Arrows and Red Bull opted for the ultrasofts―as did the bulk of the field―and to the shock of everyone, Hamilton was slower than Vettel at the start of the session, ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:03

We knew going in that Pittsburgh could score in bunches and Nashville liked to grind it out and lead with defense, and the numbers certainly bear that out. All four of Pittsburgh's Stanley Cups have been clinched on the road with Chicago the last team to win the Cup on home ice back in 2015. A shot at a fifth awaits Sunday, though it'll hardly be easy.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:36

Strachan was left to rue the fact that the chance to record one of the greatest results in Scotland's history slipped through his fingers. "It was probably one of the most emotional games ever in my managerial career". We stuck with it and showed tremendous character to come back. The draw means England's cushion at the top of Group F has been narrowed to two points, but there remains confidence within the group that it is a matter of when rather than if they qualify for the World ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:01

India's next five: 1, 4, 4, 1, 9. They were restrictive but both Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah couldn't produce too many wicket-taking deliveries during that phase. R Ashwin's record against left-hand batsmen - 63 wickets at 24 .23 - would be hard to ignore given South Africa have three in their top six. "I actually empathise with him", Kohli, who played alongside De Villiers at the Indian Premier League (IPL), said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:43

Now, Golden State fans are holding their breath. Cleveland led 86-68 at half-time after the highest-scoring half in finals history, the Cavaliers setting a record for the most points in any quarter with 49 in the first and the most by one team in any half also.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:53

Hashim Amla was very watchful, escaping an early run-out attempt as he toiled for runs before falling for 35 off 54 balls. "We normally don't bat that way". De Villiers, the world's top-ranked one-day batsman who scored only 20 runs in three innings in the tournament, is focused on the 2019 World Cup. India have strolled into the Champions Trophy semifinals after dismissing South Africa for 191 at The Oval.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:40

The last time South Africa took on Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy was in 2009 in Centurion and Sri Lanka notched up a 55-run win. But the combination of a brilliant catch and run out by AB de Villiers and the business as usual Man of the Match, Imran Tahir , snuffed out Sri Lanka's hopes as they nosedived to 155/6 with Imran finishing with 4/27 in 8.3 overs plus a run out.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:44

Later, Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was involved in a pileup of players in the foul lane and he delivered two swipes to Iman Shumpert's groin area as the referees tried to get control. However, the heart of Cleveland's team was Kyrie Irving . "It's do or die we understand that, you've got to demand a lot out of yourself and when you've got a running partner like this (LeBron) as well as great veterans in our locker room it makes the job a lot easier", said Irving .

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:08

Neil Broom tried to up the tempo in partnership with Jimmy Neesham with New Zealand just 203-4 off 40 overs only to be the first of two victims in three balls for Mosaddek Hossain (3-13), the off-spinner also trapping Corey Anderson lbw for a first-ball duck.