After missing the playoffs in his first two seasons, James has led his teams there in each of the past 12, and between the Heat and the Cavs , he has been to the Finals six years in a row. He and the Heat floated to 54 wins during 2014, his final year in Miami. From the opening tip it didn't seem to make much difference. The North's crowd will be raucous, but even a hostile environment like that won't be enough to fend off a championship contender that's just now finding its true potential in ...
Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco (10) gets tripped up by Orlando City defender Tommy Redding (29) as Orlando City defender Donny Toia (25) watches during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Toronto on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
The British boxer's sensational win over Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley has already propelled him to national hero status in the eyes of many fans. "All sports need flag-bearers", said Hearn, the chairman of Matchroom Sport, an agency whose boxing division, headed up by his son Eddie, manages Joshua.
Not that Bengals owner Mike Brown ever cares, given the history his team has with reclamation projects. Quarterback Jameis Winston will now have a litter of elite offensive talent around him, so look for the Bucs to crash the playoffs for the first time in a decade.
Logano's crew chief, Todd Gordon, also was fined $50,000 and suspended for two races. What that means, in plain terms, is that the Team Penske driver can not use the win toward an automatic playoff spot, and the five playoff points for a victory would not apply to his tally.
Support of the Heap family from the National Football League community has been tremendous. " Holly was known to give the best hugs, and her love for everyone and everything in life was contagious", said the Heap family on a website created in memory of their youngest child.
The team also chose to part ways with CB Lou Young, FB Devon Johnson, OT Jordan Rigsbee, and OT Jack Rodgers. Boston started 10 of the 15 games he played last season. He has made the Pro Bowl in two of his last three seasons. Entering rookie minicamp this weekend the Panthers have four available positions on the 90-man roster.
United's forward line looks set for a bit of a revamp this summer and gossip linking them with Everton's Romelu Lukaku and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann is nothing new - in fact, it's been commonplace throughout Jose Mourinho's first season at Old Trafford.
It's been nearly one year since Michael Bisping dethroned Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 , but the Brit still hasn't been embraced as the rightful middleweight champion. Pierre wasn't ready to fight by the summer. As upsetting as it might be, Bisping says it's time for all of them to get over it and move on because he's fighting St-Pierre next and that's not going to change no matter how much any of them don't like it.
Game 3 is Friday night at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. What did you think of the Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2? Down 2-0 after being bulldozed by James in Cleveland , Toronto needs to make some adjustments heading into Game 3 or summer vacation will arrive early again.
They didn't find a particular substitute offensively. The Capitals received goals from Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nate Schmidt in the second period after falling behind 2-0 but couldn't consistently beat the brilliant Marc-Andre Fleury. For starters, by blowing the first two games in their own building, they set themselves, perhaps, a bit too far behind to recover from the outset, needing to go on the road in Pittsburgh and steal two victories.
After winning twice away from home, the Penguins will host Game 3 Monday night. Presidents' Trophy winners once again in the regular season, the Capitals once again face an uphill climb if they are to advance beyond the rival Penguins and the second round of the playoffs.
The Arsenal clash is sandwiched between away and home legs of the semi-final against Celta Vigo, and Mourinho is clearly prioritising the only piece of silverware to elude him, especially as that would ensure a Champions League spot. It opens the door for Francis Coquelin to return to the starting line-up after he partnered Xhaka in central midfield for the recent Premier League win over Leicester.
The Jets secondary was solid during the 2015 season, but it was a disaster in 2016 - a poor reflection on Gilchrist, who made the calls in the secondary. Then, on Tuesday, New York declined the fifth-year option on Pryor's rookie deal. The Jets signed Darrelle Revis , Antonio Cromartie , Skrine and Gilchrist during that splurge.
The situation in the series is that the Pens lead 2-1 and game four will be played on home ice for them. Pittsburgh has a chance to eliminate the Capitals in Game 5 on Saturday in Washington. With the Penguins trying to mount a comeback in the third period of Game 5, Bonino was whistled for a high-stick on Oshie, who showed off his acting chops following a stick to the midsection.
Even longer I think. Defender Tim Fosu-Mensah suffered a shoulder problem in that game and joins a lengthy injury list, which includes midfielders Paul Pogba and Juan Mata. City has been linked with Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk but Kompany's return to fitness could convince Guardiola that he does not need to buy a replacement.
Koeman has had a career in management in the Premier League, firstly with Southampton and latterly with Everton . Koeman had an excellent spell with the Catalan club as a player, winning the Champions League, four La Liga titles and the Copa Del Rey.
Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri is wary of the Monaco team who will have "nothing to lose" when they visit Turin determined to avenge a 2-0 defeat and reach the Champions League final. A youthful Monaco team had breezed through the tournament with free-scoring performances but they met their match on home soil against the experienced and ruthless Serie A champions.
The former Bears quarterback hasn't retired from the National Football League yet but he also doesn't have a team, so that choice might not be his alone to make. He appeared in five games last season, throwing for just over 1000 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. The Jets contacted Cutler and at one point a visit seemed likely, but the team signed Josh McCown instead, as they were looking for a starter who could also mentor younger quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.
Joshua added the WBA title to his IBF crown and focus has now switched to the identity of his next opponent. "I could see him fighting in the Bird's Nest Stadium (Beijing) - and Africa". The boxing club has seen an "influx" of young people joining and learning the sport since Joshua's success. Although Joshua now has three clear options on the table in the form of Deontay Wilder, Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury, it seems that the fight which fans most want to see would be between Joshua ...
Syria's opposition is skeptical about the Russian initiative, which calls for the creation of four buffer zones patrolled by forces that could include troops from Russia , Turkey and Iran. The U.S. was represented at the talks in Kazakhstan. The plan also reportedly tasks Turkey, Iran and Russian Federation - as the guarantors of the agreement - with setting up a joint working group to draft maps of the safe zones by May 22 and monitoring a process of "disarmament".
Sir Alex Ferguson made an nearly identical argument a decade ago when the club faced AC Milan in a Champions League semi-final, with United leading 3-2 going into the second leg, before losing 3-0 in a San Siro mauling. The Europa League represents United's best hope of securing Champions League football next season. "I think it's very clear they have come to win".
He must wait to see if his licence is returned at a hearing next week, but Fury said from his training base in Marbella that he was delighted Joshua beat Klitschko. There is one man who wants nothing more than to step back into the ring to face the current world heavyweight champion and put him in his place. "I know sometimes boxing allows things to happen in a different way - it would have to be something very important to consider [Ortiz not fighting the winner]".
Who is NJ's top pick Haason Reddick? . Deshaun Watson poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #12 overall by the Houston Texans during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Watson now walks into a unique situation with the Texans as he is joining a team who made the playoffs last season and has a pretty stout defense to play behind led by defensive end J.J.
Nashville now leads the series 2-1. A puck shot by St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko , of Russian Federation, slips past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne , of Finland, for a goal during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, Ap.
Chelsea are reported to be willing to listen to offers for Brazilian star Willian in the summer, The Daily Express reports . If we are to properly freshen up the squad this season, some of these players (Costa, Fàbregas, Willian , Pedro, Matić) could very well be heading towards the chopping block.
A 10-kilogram (22-pound) box of Hass avocados from the state of Michoacan, Mexico's biggest producer, cost P530 ($27.89) on Thursday, according to the government. In 2000, 24 billion pounds were shipped; today that figure is well over 1.7 billion pounds, according to the Hass Avocado Board in Mission Viejo, Calif.
Romo's next pursuit of a championship will be in golf. Romo is attempting to qualify for the 2017 U.S Open tournament. If Romo were to finish in the top seven on the links-style layout, he would then advance to a sectional qualifier, where only two players advance, on Monday, June 5 for the opportunity to move on to Erin Hills.
WBC and WBO World Champions - Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker - have also expressed interest in the fight. The 28-year-old hasn't boxed since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and is now without a boxing licence, but he has been training in Spain in an attempt to get back into the ring.
According to Goal , the three teams set to join the Indian Super League from the I-League are Bengaluru FC, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. "If all these steps are failed, the club will have no other choice but to resort to world-wide protests, sitting demonstration near AFC/Fifa offices, picketing of AIFF office, mass hunger strike/fast unto death protest", the club said.
Kuraly scored with 2:55 left in the second period to tie the game at two. As Krejci left the ice, Bruins players detected Wideman mocking Krejci, who also missed the first two games of the series . What's next: The series returns to the TD Garden in Boston Sunday for Game 6 starting at 3 p.m. He is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
It's nearly a tradition now to have NFL draft picks throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Major League Baseball games. Because of that, I find myself kind of just passing over Myles Garrett as I think about the Browns' first day of the draft.
There was no scoring in the first, but Crosby scored twice in the first 64 seconds of the second period, only to have one of the goals answered by Ovechkin to make it a 2-1 game going to the third. Silfverberg took a feed from Cam Fowler and beat Talbot cleanly with a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle with Ryan Kesler drawing the additional assist.
Mark Selby showed his class once again as he put a hard opening two sessions behind him to lead against John Higgins in the 2017 World Championship final. In his first world final since 2011, when he beat Judd Trump, Higgins showed vintage class with a total clearance of 141 in frame four, just two points shy of his highest ever Crucible break.
Man of the match Shami was the pick of Delhi's bowlers with figures 2 for 36, while Mishra finished with a tidy 1 for 23. Warner (30) was bowled by Mohammed Shami in the sixth over but the Sunrisers still racked up 66 from a highly productive powerplay.