The Cavs became a more cohesive and happy bunch when Tyronn Lue took over as coach, but they didn't forget how to handle adversity, becoming the first team in league history to rally from a 3-1 deficit and win the NBA Finals. The four-time All-Star - who was 10-of-12 from the field in the second half - added four assists and three boards in the win. James came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring 15 points, but that was after Irving put the team on his back and gave them a lead.
Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds for Cleveland, which now leads the series 3-1. And no, that Game 4 performance didn't signal the passing of the torch from " LeBron's team" to "Kyrie's team". In game 5 tonight, Ainge's argument can take even another level. "I'm just excited that we have another opportunity and hopefully be able to come out on top".
With a career-high 27 points, Smart nailed 7 three-pointers and basically outplayed James in one of the most improbable victories in National Basketball Association history. "The stuff they're running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's [offense] for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing".
They would have to play Mertesacker in the middle because of his lack of pace and then Chelsea would play diagonal balls to Costa who will sit on Monreal and he will win every header and they will go from there. That wasn't it though, as four minutes of stoppage time were signalled. An insane match, and little wonder, with defending such as that, that both Bradley and Palace manager, Alan Pardew, were out of jobs within a month.
Vettel's lap set an unofficial lap record for the track, reconfigured three years ago, exceeding the previous best time set by Ricciardo's pole lap last year when the Australian clocked 1:13.622. The Mercedes driver will climb to second place in the history of F1, behind Michael Schumacher (68). Vettel team-mate Kimi Raikkonen scored the third fastest time after a deficit of 0.563 seconds.
One game won't prove it, but Smart showed the ability to lock in on both ends in a hostile environment and lead his team in a must-win game. Don't be fooled. The Cavs would win the series in six before losing to the Spurs in the Finals, but the narrative was set: LeBron was singularly capable of carrying a cast of nondescript players to the Finals.
Isaiah (Thomas ) goes down and they're running a totally different offense than we prepared for so it's been tough on us. "[The Celtics] are giving us everything that they have, and we're expecting it, and we want the challenge", said James.
James now has 29 points on the night - and counting. "I'm not one of those guys". Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in National Basketball Association playoff history.
As the Red Devils did not play in the Champions League this season, it comes as a relief to the 35-year-old that the victory in the Europa League booked them a place in the next season's Champions League . "If we can keep this squad together, we will be stronger next season, for sure". Rashford recently guided his side to the Europa League title, and has been one of the most instrumental figures for the club in recent weeks.
Having overlooked England's most capped outfield player for March's games against Germany and Lithuania citing a lack of minutes at United, Rooney's increased game time in recent weeks left Southgate reaching for a more stark explanation for his latest omission.
At Triple-A Pawtucket, Travis hit.286/.353/.452 with four home runs, 14 RBI's and a pair of stolen bases in 139 plate appearances (33 games) this season. Surely they had a scouting report on Travis' mashing against lefties (.414 in Pawtucket). "I don't know if you can do a whole lot better", Farrell said , as seen on NESN's Red Sox postgame coverage.
The Predators top-four defense and Pekka Rinne have been fantastic throughout the playoffs. Anaheim was knocked out of the playoffs previous year by Nashville , and the Ducks are facing their second elimination game of the postseason after winning Game 7 against Edmonton in the second round.
But there will be many more acceptable options to choose from after the National Football League approved three general categories of celebrations: using the ball as a prop; going to the ground; and group celebrations. "Three pumps gets you a fine". National Football League owners on Tuesday also adopted a new rule that reduces the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes in the preseason and regular season.
The standards of umpiring in domestic tournaments, which was criticised by several players during the 2016-17 season, also came up. Williamson is familiar with being a part of thrilling one-day series in England but hopes his team will fare better this year after squandering a 2-1 lead over England in a best-of-five one-day series in 2015.
This will be Arsenal's lowest league finish since 1996, and the first time they've missed out on the Champions League under Arsene Wenger . "I don't know", was Wenger's response when asked for a prognosis. Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny were both effectively ruled out immediately after leaving the pitch against Everton on Sunday - and their respective absence has now been confirmed - but, worryingly, Shokdran Mustafi, is still not back training following a suspected concussion ...
The way they responded Tuesday night - particularly on the defensive end - is a good sign for their prospects of wrapping up their third straight Eastern Conference crown on Thursday. It's also why Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said that his team must keep all thoughts of being on the cusp of a return to the NBA Finals at bay for now.
United in grief after the incident at Manchester Arena, Mourinho said: "If we could, we would change obviously the people's lives for this cup immediately, we wouldn't think twice". It was a very hard week for a lot of us and for the city of Manchester and we tried to win for all the people who have suffered. It was no man of the match performance - that honour went to Herrera - and not exactly the glitzy display United smashed the transfer record for, but Pogba's decisive role will help ...
It wasn't a ideal outing for Velasquez, who gave up eight hits in his five innings while throwing 94 pitches, continuing a string of Phillies starters who have failed to get to the eighth inning in any game this season. Louis Cardinals in Denver tomorrow. Cesar Hernandez went 2-4 with a double. It has been an up-and-down season for the flame-throwing righty. A win is a win, but its hard to feel good about an offense that managed just two runs in 11 innings, and hasn't scored more than ...
More controversy ensued moments later when referee Juan Martinez Munera showed Aspas a second yellow card for diving when he appeared to have been tripped by Sergio Ramos inside the area. Ronaldo was in that match , scoring two goals, and he is also going to play on Wednesday in Vigo . "It is not usual for me to have a miss like that, but it can happen to human beings who can make mistakes too".
He is alleging that the defendants conspired with Oliver electronically in expressing their support of the Facebook post. The last public post on his page is: "Jeff Sessions: Charge the mayor of New Orleans with breaking federal, (sic) perjury and breaking OSHA laws".
But he made bogeys at Nos. Hughes had only played 36 total holes on the Stadium Course - all in practice this week - before teeing it up on Thursday. The Northern Irishman just did enough on Friday to reach level par but he is way down the leaderboard in a tie for 43rd. Germany's Bernhard Langer , at 59 the oldest player in the field, heads a large group at 71 that also includes world No.
The 63-year-old now owns 30 per cent of the club through Red & White Holdings and has made a move to wrestle a further 67 per cent away from majority shareholder Stan Kroenke . While Arsenal's full-year revenue of about 350 million pounds is the third-highest in the Premier League , it's about 30 percent less than rival Manchester United, which generates more commercial income from jersey-sponsorship rights and branding.
We have new goals for next year". "That's over now. What I'm going to look for during the summer when deciding my future is winning titles". A very optimistic fan was spotted in Stockholm, ahead of the Red Devils' Europa League triumph, wearing a United shirt bearing the No.7 and the name Griezmann on the back.
The step is for us to be around the best teams in the world because we are at one of the best clubs in the world'. Liverpool had little time to celebrate the return of Champions League football to Anfield before the squad departed for Australia yesterday to play in a post-season friendly linked to the club's 125th anniversary.
Irving piled on 21 points in the third period as Cleveland turned their 10-point half-time deficit into an 87-80 lead at the end of the third quarter. "Obviously, we're here for a reason, and we've got tough-minded, competitive guys who have largely been guys that have had to really earn their way up in this league".
Mike Hoffman , deciding that shooting from in front of the net is such a cliché, banked a shot off of the pads of Penguins netminder Marc-André Fleury into the back of the Pittsburgh net. "Fortunately, it went in off Dion's skate". Heaven knows - and despite what some of them would have you believe - you don't have to be an Einstein to coach in the National Hockey League.
Game of the season, couldn't talk of good season if we had not won it. Manager told us only thing we can do is win it for them, that's what we've done. Granted, that does not mean the exhilarating football of the great United sides, leaving the Ajax coach, Peter Bosz , to make a number of pithy remarks about long-ball tactics and the difference in terms of size and physicality.
Arsenal have missed out on a Champions League qualification for the first time in the last 21 years. "I'm not sure if [finishing in the top four] was the target of all the Liverpool supporters, but I think pretty much the second best", Klopp told reporters.
United must win the Europa League on Wedensday night to qualify for next season's Champions League . In the penultimate game of the Premier League season, Arsenal welcome Sunderland to the Emirates Stadium for a midweek showdown.
Unfortunately, in the first inning of his team's 6-1 loss on Wednesday night against the D-backs, he grabbed the wrong one. Hill's renaissance as a pitcher has been from throwing his curve over 50 percent of the time and that's the danger you face when you rely on literally one pitch.
James had one of his worst playoff games ever in that series - in Game 5, at home, he scored 15 points on 3-of-14 shooting and the Cavaliers were blown out. Hes human. He didnt shoot the ball well. And Brad's got them moving and cutting and playing with pace, and everybody is a threat. "We needed to get stops and make plays on the offensive end".
You just try to worry about what you can control, and that's how we prepare and how we play . "There's no pressure on us". Ottawa winger Mike Hoffman said he figures that's an advantage for his club. "That's what we did (Tuesday)". 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.
It was Neal's fourth goal of the playoffs. The Ducks have experience and firepower, but Nashville has a big advantage in net with Pekka Rinne . - This one can not be laid at the feet of John Gibson , who stopped 43 of 46 Nashville shots and all 11 on power plays .
He will surely get paid like a full-time starter, and his per-minute stats suggest he would be a solid one, as long as he's playing next to other playmakers. Leonard will be fine after some rest and rehabilitation. Steph Curry scored 36 points and had 6 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge was small once again for the Spurs .
I want to say thanks to all my players and staff. Although 2016-17 saw the Londoners narrowly miss out on the Premier League title, having now secured Tottenham's highest ever finish in the competition, Pochettino expects that his team will be in contention for top honours again next time around.