Added Smart, "We have to be nearly flawless playing against those guys". King James or Air Jordan? That's what this rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will amount to when the NBA Finals commence Thursday in Oakland, Calif.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates his three-point basket during the second half of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Thursday in Boston . With James in foul trouble, Irving stayed on the floor despite rolling his left ankle in the third quarter, when he scored 19 points in less than five minutes.
She added: "Not many people believed that I could play tennis again". "I'm still finding my way around bit", the 27-year-old from Solihull told BBC Sport. It has been 15 years since Venus reached the final at Roland Garros , the only time she's done so in her glittering career. It was not really a big deal.
LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and another trip to the NBA Finals to meet the Golden State Warriors .
Arsene Wenger has claimed he was interested in signing Hazard for Arsenal , before he joined Chelsea from Lille for £32million in 2012. We'll see which players are coming in. He has re-established himself as one of the best players in the world after a hard campaign last time around, and his influence has played a major role in our success this term.
Victory enabled United to complete a sweep of European trophies. "It is the end of a very hard season but a very, very good season". "Today was all or nothing - nearly nothing for us", Mata said, before smiling. "They're not used to playing a final, these young kids". The England defender enjoyed a fine season in the Premier League, helping Burnley avoid relegation following their promotion to the top-flight.
The 32-year-old paid tribute to Jordan after taking his spot at the top of the rankings, offering a reminder of why he chooses to don the number 23 jersey - also Jordan's preference in his playing days. "I've been very blessed the last few years to be a part of this league and play on the big stage", said Cleveland star LeBron James , who has now reached the Finals for the eighth time - including each of the last seven years.
As a team , the Celtics outpaced the Wizards 48-5 in points off the bench, while Boston made 11 shots from 3-point attempts. Thomas tallied 27 assists over the last three games, and his playmaking ability proved to be a key factor in the C's winning two of the last three contests of this seven-game series .
In a frenetic finish to a typically hectic and lengthy affair strewn with yellow caution flags, Andretti Autosport's Takuma Sato , formerly of Jordan, BAR and Super Aguri, got the better of Helio Castroneves and held off the Brazilian veteran to become the first Japanese victor of the Indy 500 .
Alexander Gustafsson turned in a great performance in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Stockholm, Sweden, knocking out fellow light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira in the final round with a trio of uppercuts and the fight-ending right hand.
Raikkonen pitted first, with Vettel opting to push on for another three laps, pumping in a series of quick times that ultimately decided the race . That left Sebastian Vettel in the lead from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo , but Vettel also needed a new set of tires. The Mercedes driver eventually finished fourth ahead of Verstappen.
Gibson was impenetrable in Russian Federation that year, giving up just two goals total in the medal round while facing shooters such as Mark Scheifele, Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin, Tomas Hertl and, ironically, future Nashville standouts Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson .
With Wednesday's make-or-break Europa League final against Ajax looming large, Jose Mourinho stuck to his word by resting numerous key players and handing four young prospects their full debut with sixth place already assured. The 16-year-old Gomes became the youngest debutant since Duncan Edwards and the first millennial to appear in the top-flight, and Harrop stated that Sunday's clash is a big day for the club's academy.
And one side they could look at is Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham , so here are TWO Spurs stars Chelsea must try and land this summer... "Our team had three centre-backs out and he could have gone small but he went with the big fella and that is something I need to give him credit for because I haven't played a lot".
After being in the top six for most of the opening 150 laps, the race had fallen away from the Spaniard after two cautions in quick succession shuffled him down the order. Castroneves, in a Chevrolet for Team Penske, briefly took the lead but couldn't make it stick as Sato grabbed it back. "I'm really happy for Honda".
AFP | Arsene Wenger said Arsenal's "spectacular" FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was just reward for an outstanding display from his team as they refused to be divided by a turbulent season. He described the criticism he had faced as a "disgrace" in a BBC interview broadcast prior to the final and returned to the theme after lifting the trophy.
That's me. Even when I'm in pain, I play. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly called on executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to wrap up a deal for Burnley defender Michael Keane as soon as possible. Mourinho said: "You know, it was really hard, that is why we didn't want to have the press conference [before the final] because we had to prepare ourselves to do our job and to try to organise events that are much more important than our job".
James didn't speak to reporters on Saturday either, leaving Love to serve as the team's unofficial spokesman as the sports world inched closer to a matchup that seemed destined from the moment last season's Finals ended. Like, am I the reason that they're not that good (laughs). "I kind of laugh at it now the people who say stupid things like that". It's one more team that you probably would've thought would've been a contender.
The incident occurred on Sunday night, just hours after Dixon finished qualification for the event. Jalopnik could not find the cited report in a search of the department's online records base . Scott Dixon (left) and retired IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night. "Now we have to do the hard part and hold on to it", Dixon said after winning the pole.
Everyone wants to say, "Ah, man, this is boring" and this that and the other, but you usually don't appreciate something until you don't have it anymore. Boston does well when their backs are against the wall and Game 5 is no exception. I think the Celtics will come out playing hard, attacking the Cavs relentlessly.
SeatGeek analyst Chris Leyden told FOX Business that "only a handful" of Stanley Cup games since 2010 have carried a higher price tag. "It's been a hard - it's been a really hard playoffs", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "I think that's about as clear as I can say about what I thought about Peter Laviolette - the fact that if he was available, I would have hired him here when I first got here".
Scott Dixon , a four-time IndyCar series champion who the Indy 500 in 2008, took the pole position with an average qualifying speed of 232.164 miles per hour. Last weekend Alonso qualified fifth for the 500, so he'll start in the second row in the 33-car race . Pointing out it was a programme agreed after they signed up to back the F1 team , Brown says it was nonetheless the "right thing to do" in recompense for the team's hard period in F1.
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup trophy after their win over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017 . If the club wants to sell me, they know where I want to go". They showed hunger in the first 15-20 minutes so credit to them for that. "I think we had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards", Wenger said after Arsenal's record 13th success in the ...
We're waiting for the end of the season. "Then I will see". Chelsea have reportedly made the signing of Lukaku one of their priorities for the summer, and Hazard has joked that his own contract could get in the way of his Belgium team-mate's potential return to Stamford Bridge.
The university's administrator also praised Pence for his public service to IN and his new role as vice president. Some booed in the audience as the students left the field. Luis Miranda, a graduating student and organizer of the protest explained why he wanted to make a stand against Pence . Approximately 100 Notre Dame graduates walked out of Vice President Mike Pence's speech, apparently uninterested in his advice to always wear sunscreen or whatever words of wisdom he was ...
It's been one of comfort, too, not only for the parties involved but for race fans who tune in every Memorial Day weekend. "I felt the noise, the engine friction, I backed off and I saw the smoke and, yeah, it's a shame", Alonso said. The level of ability and the way in which they progress is so much faster". "So, lacking experience? For sure, because it is my first time in everything that's going to happen, the rolling starts and all these things".
And Chelsea manager Conte had nothing but praise for the former Germany global following his display for the Gunners against his side on Saturday. Although there was debate about the validity of Sanchez's opener, Cahill accepted the Premier League champions - who had Victor Moses sent off for a second bookable offence - were well below their best at Wembley.
Member of her team wore T-shirts of "Courage, Belief, Pojd" (Come on! in Czech), celebrated wildly. Evans is one of five British players in the singles draws at Roland Garros, with Andy Murray , Johanna Konta, Aljaz Bedene and Kyle Edmund all set to start on Monday or Tuesday.
PLUS: Watch the Racquet Bracket Show on Tennis Channel this Friday at 9 PM ET-then play the Racquet Bracket game for the men's and women's draws. When I watch some (tennis) on the TV, I didn't really feel great. "I'm still enjoying to playing tennis and trying to learn from this moment". "But first of all, I will just try to take it step by step and try to get in love a little bit with the clay".
By the time Vettel was sent to the pits, his Ferrari vehicle came out ahead of Raikkonen and the rest was history for the German driver. Kimi Raikkonen still leads as he chases his first win since the season-opening Australian GP in 2013.
Kvitova has been seeded 15th in Paris thanks to a protected ranking and will play America's world no 86 Julia Boserup in the first round. Kerber, who replaced Williams atop the WTA rankings this month, was gone from Roland Garros by lunchtime on Day 1, putting up little resistance while being beaten 6-2, 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation.
A chronic loss of form, fitness and confidence contributed to that defeat, while previous year he was looking good until a wrist injury forced him to withdraw before a third-round match against Spaniard Marcel Granollers . PARIS , FRANCE - The second Slam of the year is finally here, and the traditional Sunday start serves up some corking matches , and a welcome back to a firm fan favourite.
The 27-year-old, who suffered injuries to all the fingers on her dominant left hand, said on Friday she had won her biggest fight just by being able to play tennis again. "She's a No. 1 and she's a great player and I knew that I have to win it; she's not going to miss it", Makarova said. "I stayed in life and I have all my fingers".
The midfielder, 30, was on the bench before being brought on in the 61st minute as Chelsea lost 2-1 at Wembley . Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand.
Australian Daniel Ricciardo took his second successive podium with third place for Red Bull . Britain's triple champion Lewis Hamilton , six points behind Vettel in the standings after five races , suffered a major blow when he failed to muscle his Mercedes into the top 10 and qualified only 14th.