An equivalent output this June and he'll solidify himself as one of his generation's better big-game performers - a shot-maker who loses nothing in the spotlight of the biggest stage. Cleveland's 43 points fell just two shy of the all-time National Basketball Association playoff record for most points in an opening period, set in 1985 by the Lakers and matched by three others since.
Valverde, 53, has had success in nearly every job he has had, reaching the UEFA Cup final in 2007 with Barca's city rivals Espanyol and winning three Greek league titles with Olympiakos Piraeus . The 53-year-old has signed a two-year contract, with president Josep Maria Bartomeu saying: "A new era has started". The new Barça coach won the European Cup Winners' Cup and the Copa del Rey in his two seasons as part of Johan Cruyff's squad, playing 29 games and scoring 10 goals in official ...
Sato secured his - and Japan's - first Indy 500 win at his eighth attempt at the Brickyard after emerging victorious from an 11-lap battle with three-time victor Hélio Castroneves , rookie Ed Jones and Max Chilton . "The whole race was so up and down for us", Jones, who qualified 11th on debut, told motorsport .com. Alexander Rossi , the 25-year-old who won Indy as a rookie in 2016 and qualified on the front row last weekend, finished seventh behind two more 500 winners - Tony ...
It will be like a completion of a cycle for Rohit, whose limited-over career was transformed by M.S. Dhoni's inspired decision to promote him up the order during India's successful Champions Trophy campaign in 2013. The good part for Tigers is that Mustafizur Rahman is back in the side. Bangladesh has been a very decent side in 50-over cricket . The South African batting line-up is also powerful, but the team are yet to overcome the knockout-stage hoodoo that dogs them in tournaments.
Team co-owner Bryan Herta captained Rossi's race from the pits past year. Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 debut could see McLaren return to the IndyCar series full time, according to the team's executive director Zak Brown . Watch the 500 this Sunday and you'll see a form of racing that simply can not be seen on the F1 circuit. "I just wanted to think about Indianapolis every day", he said.
Pontus Aberg owned the game-winning goal for the Predators, who added an empty-net goal through Austin Watson to take a 3-2 series lead. Aberg had to send himself flying across the crease to swat home a rebound of Filip Forsberg's shot for the Predators, epitomizing Nashville's persistent effort through a defensive victory.
Denny Hamlin has yet to win here but has been very consistent with 14 Top 10 finishes in 23 career races. Last Saturday's non-points race wasn't any different than other events this year at the intermediate tracks. He inherited the lead after Kurt Busch pitted on Lap 369. Instead, his chances ended less than 25 laps into the race when he ran over pieces of Jeffrey Earnhardt's crumbling vehicle and could not gain traction as Brad Keselowski slammed into the rear of the No.
James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points and seven assists to power the Cavaliers to a 135-102 blowout of the Boston Celtics in Game 5 to clinch the Eastern Conference title.
A week on from lifting the Regions Tradition title to join Jack Nicklaus on a record eight senior major titles, the 59-year-old edged out the big Fijian by one stroke at Trump National Golf Club to break out on his own by one. Speaking after his final round of 70, Singh said: "I missed a lot of putts out there". According to Golf Digest, getting credit for nine senior majors would not only keep the South African tied for the most, but his claim to achieving the career senior Grand Slam ...
This is hard for us. It's something that obviously not a lot of teams can do and it takes a lot of effort, it takes a few bounces, it takes a lot of grind day in and day out. Sullivan is 28-15 in his postseason career with the Penguins, including 13-2 immediately following a loss. "It's fun for me", said Malkin. The two teams facing off, feature one side with a dynamic offensive unit that features two of the better playoff performers in the past decade, in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni ...
Ariana Grande has confirmed that she will be returning to Manchester to play a benefit gig in honour of the victims of the attack at her concert on Monday , where twenty-two people were killed and 116 people injured by a bomb detonated at the arena.
He is tied for eighth will Bill Haas, Jordan Spieth , Sergio Garcia and Scott Piercy at the edge of contention. Danny Lee plays his shot from the sixth tee during the final round of the Dean and Deluca Invitational. But he went back to his trusty Titleist 009 putter , and the results were just about everything he could ask for. Greller was feeling worse for the wear after attending the U2 concert at AT&T Stadium on Friday night in Arlington, Texas, and the after-effects combined with ...
The 24 minutes that followed, however, were pretty good for James & Co.as they outscored the Celtics 65-42 while cruising to a 112-99 victory. There is no secret, for sure. With the NBA's current cap setup, that makes it all but impossible for struggling teams to have a real shot at a title. And defensively, they're a lot better.
After blowing a 21-point second-half lead, Cleveland left the building as embarrassed as the Celtics were after Game 2 when they were trampled by 44 points at home. With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show in the third quarter.
In beating the 31-year-old Brook (36-2, 25 KOs), Spence (22-0, 19 KOs) not only claimed a welterweight belt but set himself up for major business. "This was a legacy defining fight and it shows I have strong grit and I can pull it out". Brook was clearly struggling due to a swollen left eye and after another knockdown, referee Howard Foster took the decision to step in. Competing for the first time in nine months, Spence said he was affected by the layoff early in the bout, and two of ...
Chip Ganassi, meanwhile added in a joke about Taco Bell sponsorship. News reports say Dixon, his wife and Franchitti were at a Taco Bell on West 16th Street when two young males approached Dixon's vehicle while it was in the drive-thru lane, shoved a gun in the window and stole Emma Davies-Dixon's purse.
Griezmann has always been linked with a potential world-record move to United and admitted this month that he was considering leaving Atletico, with the 26-year-old also reportedly a target for La Liga champions Real Madrid. "And now it's for him to work because he will have holidays in August, and in August I am working". Manchester United will be playing Champions League football next season after beating Ajax 2-0 in the final of the Europa League on Wednesday.
And for me to decide, am I the right man to lead this club further? "You can not make 35 years at the top level if you believe you're not the right man to do the job". Saving their best for last, Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal ahead with a controversial early opener that was allowed to stand despite an apparent handball.
The entire past eight months in the NBA pointed to this moment, to the rubber match between the Warriors, 2015 NBA Finals champions, and the Cavaliers , 2016 Finals champs. Cleveland , which seemed sleepy at times in the regular season, went 12-1 in the Eastern Conference playoffs that ended with a win over Boston on Thursday night.
All that has transpired during the 2016-17 season prior to this matchup has been an undercard to the main event - the most anticipated Finals in recent memory. The Cavs strolled past the Boston Celtics . These two teams did not make the National Basketball Association boring, in fact, they enhanced the National Basketball Association.
Kyrie Irving sounded as if he felt it, too, felt charged with the responsibility of carrying the Cavaliers like LeBron James has done on so many nights before.James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers play the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.This series was the best possible one.
James, who's one game away from competing for another championship next week, potentially seven in a row, has three Finals wins, and was voted the series MVP each time-first in 2012 and 2013 with Miami , and past year, 2016 with Cleveland .
Mertesacker then found himself in the starting line-up for the first time the following weekend as the Gunners denied Chelsea the double with a 2-1 win in the FA Cup final at Wembley . Here, however, Wenger coaxed and cajoled an inspired 90 minutes out of his Arsenal side in a performance that can rank alongside their finest in recent seasons .
He owns an 11 game home winning streak in his last 15 starts. A two-run double by Kepler helped the Twins knot the score in the fifth. Santana, who is the only pitcher in Major League Baseball with multiple shutouts this season, recorded six strikeouts against the Orioles to lower his ERA to an MLB-best 1.80.
Being benched would be a double blow for Bale, as the Champions League final is this year being played in Wales, at Cardiff's Principality Stadium. Finals can take a turn at any moment. The 32-year-old was full of praise for his opponents, but he added that every team has a weakness and Los Blancos would need to find Juventus' .
Kohli was thankful for the learning curve, but admitted the circumstances leading to Royal Challengers' last-place finish were weird. The right-handed batsman said that nearly everything went against them this IPL season. "The Indian ODI team has been playing well in recent times and the players selected for the Champions Trophy squad have been in top form". India head into the tournament as defending champions, having won in 2013.
The standout match in the men's singles sees Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem, a semi-finalist in 2016, take on unpredictable Bernard Tomic of Australia. Yesterday I was thinking how everything would be, and I couldn't really imagine how it would be. Tsitsipas, who will turn 19 in August, played for the first time in the main draw after coming through qualifying.
In almost the same position five years later, Sato leaned on lessons learned in that 2012 defeat and became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 . "It's a very nice surprise to come here with big names, big guys, the best in open-wheel racing and be competitive". "The last two weeks, I came here basically to prove myself, to challenge myself", Alonso said.
India was the first country to respond yesterday to the grave situation and it dispatched three Navy ships with emergency supplies to help Sri Lanka in the rescue and relief operations. Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing assistance within hours of a request being made.
James finished the night with 5,995 playoff points, topping Jordan's mark of 5,987. Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003. The Cavaliers won 112-99. The two All-Stars hugged, and James expressed his admiration for Thomas. How can the starting point guard of the defending champions, who has averaged 21.6 points over his career, "remind the National Basketball Association how important he is?" "He showed why he's one of the best point guards in the ...
Many analysts believe Washington matches up better against the Cleveland Cavaliers and would pose a bigger threat to LeBron James & Co.in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Wizards have tried to make scoring hard for Thomas, sending two players - sometimes three - to prevent him from shooting. Still have not reached a conference final since 1979.
Brown and LeBron made the Finals together in 2007 and remained a duo until James left Cleveland for the Miami Heat during the summer of 2010. "It's probably up there", James said after the Cavaliers ' practice. I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish. He added: "I like guys like that". And let's not forget the 2011 Finals, when James helped school a young Oklahoma City team packed with future MVP candidates Russell ...
At Colonial, an unexpected 40-foot birdie putt at the 404-yard 10th hole started Kisner's back-nine push. Englishman Paul Casey (68) and South Korean-born New Zealander Danny Lee (69) shared second place on seven-under, with Americans Stewart Cink and Kevin Kisner three off the pace.
The Europa League success and United's Community Shield and League Cup triumphs added some gloss to a disappointing Premier League season for United, who finished sixth in the standings, 24 points adrift of champions Chelsea. "Again, big games that a club like United should always play ". The trophy is not the only lift the club gave the city as United and Manchester City pledged £1 million (US$1.3 million) on Thursday to an emergency fund set up for the victims and their families.
The former Juventus head coach was appointed as Jose Mourinho's permanent successor at the end of the 2015-16 season after Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League table last term. After two years in Paris, Luiz is a more mature performer on the field, leaving the criticisms of his positional discipline and concentration firmly in the past.