We did not need it. "This is a great moment, and this is not promised", James said after scoring 35 points and becoming the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer in a 135-102 blowout of the Boston Celtics in Game 5 on Thursday to clinch the Eastern Conference title.
Irving tossed in 24 on the night and also managed to hand out seven assists, with 13 of those points coming in the third quarter. No, you remember LeBron James' chase-down block and an epic Game 7 of the NBA Finals that made way for the flawless summer of Warriors blowing 3-1 lead jokes.
Building on the success he had last season, when he made his first all-star team, Thomas finished second to Westbrook with an average of 28.9 points this season, and his repeated late-game heroics became the symbol of Boston's impressive season.
It was the second successive first-round exit at Roland Garros for Kerber - in 2016 she fell to unseeded Kiki Bertens before recovering to make the Wimbledon final. Indeed the woman who arguably looked the favourite to cash in at Roland Garros had been Halep herself-a former finalist in Paris and on a brilliant clay run: the title in Madrid , the Rome final and the semis in Stuttgart .
Neither side could carve out an opening in the final 15 minutes of the second half, forcing the clash into extra-time. There is so much emphasis placed on and tension around one particular day, or a single event, that it can not possibly be fair to measure one side's entire season on it.
Kerber of Germany was shocked at Roland Garros on the first day of the major, losing 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. Makarova broke Kerber's serve twice in the opening set and did so again in the second, racing into a 3-0 lead. First up for Kerber in Paris is a hard tie against Ekaterina Makarova .
Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday as the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins. Trout will undergo an MRI tomorrow. After the game, Trout acknowledged he was "sore", but didn't care to speculate on the potential severity or how much time he might miss.
Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hinted at a big revamp in the Blues squad this summer, as the Italian is hopeful to improve both the "number and quality" of the team. "But I repeat Moses is an honest player and if there was this situation he was exhausted and he didn't want to cheat the referee". Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, who failed with a bid for Costa in January, had been confident of sealing a £76million move for the striker.
Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday to give Andretti a second consecutive victory in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Even before the Dubai-born driver started discussing his third-place finish, the best ever for Dale Coyne Racing, Jones had convinced three-time race victor Helio Castroneves he was ready for the big-time world of IndyCar racing.
During his stay at the crease he struck 4 fours and 2 sixes. On the other hand, Punjab's batting department which includes in-form Manan Vohra, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh and Wriddhiman Saha all have chipped in from time to time but need to be more consistent to lend depth to the batting.
Even if Pedroia can play through the injury, it's probably fair to expect less production at the plate for the longtime Red Sox infielder. Pedroia fell over the top of Abreu and landed on his stomach as the burly first baseman slid feet-first into the bag.
In overtime in Game 7, Red Wings forward Tony Leswick got credit for the series-clinching goal when his innocent looking shot from the point was deflected by Harvey past Gerry McNeil for a 2-1 win 4:29 into OT. Thomas says he told doctors that whatever happens, he needs to come back even better - "and I will". I've thought Warriors in five all year, just like James, but LeBron's just on another level.
Ferrari had complete control of the race regardless of which driver was in the lead, while Mercedes was caught out by a very competitive Red Bull and failed to finish on the podium for the first time since Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided in Spain previous year.
The most goals in a Scottish top-flight season was achieved by Hearts in 1957-58, when they hit a staggering 132 in just 34 games (average 3.9 per game). "The league has been fantastic, competitive". But it's probably the best feeling you can have on the football pitch to score the victor in the last minute.
A serious knee injury suffered a year ago led to a lengthy spell on the sidelines for Mertesacker and when the German returned to fitness he was unable to regain his place. "No doubt he won't though as he celebrates a good season, highlighted by his manager Antonio Conte ". "I'm very proud because if nobody had done it since 18-God knows when until today, it means it's not easy".
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. It was a very welcomed sight in Irving's case, after he rolled his left ankle in the third quarter of Cleveland's Game 4 win. Too many blowouts. Too much certainty that Cleveland and Golden State would not only win their series , but would win virtually every game along the way to the Finals.
Bernardo Silva last season helped Monaco win the Ligue 1 and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League . He won all the big prizes at Barcelona and then also dominated German football with Bayern Munich . City could sign as many as six new players this summer with Willy Caballero , Pablo Zabaleta , Gaël Clichy and Jesús Navas all leaving at the end of their contracts in July.
Golden State led the league with 67 wins this season and is a staggering 27-1 in its last 28 games - including a ideal 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time a team has gone this deep into an National Basketball Association postseason without losing.
Ed Jones came in third, just behind Castroneves , who was a mere three vehicle lengths from Sato at the checkered flag. With Hunter-Reay and Alonso knocked out by mechanical problems and other notables including Dixon and Will Power eliminated in wrecks, the Indy box score didn't follow the 2017 form guide.
On the women's side, Garbine Muguruza opened her title defense by beating Francesca Schiavone 6-2, 6-4. "It was a tough first match , Schiavone can be a very tricky player", the 23-year-old Spaniard said. "That s one of the things I felt like I needed is new inspiration , someone that knows exactly what I m going through, on the court, off the court".
At 25, he became the youngest Yankee to hit a grand slam since Melky Cabrera in 2006. With two runners on in the third, Matt Holliday hit a fly ball to right field that Joyce tracked into the corner, but instead of catching it cleanly, it bopped off his glove and allowed the Yankees to load the bases.
I said it many times, when we hear the word " Arsenal ", the first name we think is Arsene Wenger . "We must be very cold to analyse the situation and to understand that this season we did something great with the players". "For me, this season was incredible for us". "The second yellow card for Moses was one of the two key moments, but despite this we were able to equalise".
While the skill is certainly there, once the Penguins reach the slot, expect a shot on goal. This is Matt Irwin's first season with the Nashville Predators . Numerous commentators say he should be traded, though most doubt the Oilers can find a trading partner. Crosby has only missed 16 games the past four years; the larger, thicker Malkin has averaged 20 lost games a season.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP ) - Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. Championship No. 4 makes James a player with a.500 record in the finals . James needed more games to rack up his 5,995 career playoff points, 212 to Jordan's 179. After knocking off the Boston Celtics on Thursday to advance to his seventh straight NBA Finals , LeBron James wasn't quite ready to think about the Golden State Warriors .
Malkin's sixth goal of the playoffs was his 19th point in 13 games. You name it, they have it. Thats probably as hard a game as were going to get.. If they want to change anything, the Senators will not want to take as many penalties as they did in game 1.
He said: "It's possible I could go out on loan, but I haven't spoken to the club about what happens next season". Mertesacker showed a mixture of composure, strength and leadership to patrol Arsenal's back three in his first start of the campaign.
So brilliant, in fact, he just might come back to try again. Having your face fashioned in sterling silver and affixed to the Borg-Warner Trophy makes you more than a member of the family. It's nice to have that acknowledgement from him. "Obviously disappointed not to finish the race because obviously every race you compete, you want to be at the checkered flag", Alonso said .
England beat South Africa by just two runs to win the second one-day global here on Saturday to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. England coach Trevor Bayliss added: "We didn't play too well today but a 2-1 series over South Africa . we'll take that every day". But as Wednesday's match demonstrated, England can win well without a major contribution from Stokes, a point emphasised by fast bowler Liam Plunkett .
Arsenal even had the luxury of a man advantage from the 68th minute when Victor Moses received a second yellow card for diving. The midfielder has also created the most chances per 90 minutes played in the Premier League for Chelsea this season, showing his worth to Antonio Conte's side.
Sweep after sweep they have shown they can ease past all in their path. Just two days after putting up an abysmal 11-point performance against the Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James rebounded to score 34 points in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favorite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN. He also rolled an ankle on a drive and bucket with 1:47 left in the third but was able to stay in the game. I don't have to score the ball to make an impact in the basketball game.
Tomljanovic saved two match points on her serve to take the game to deuce but Bertens sealed the match when her opponent hit a forehand long. Visibly happy with his performance, he then mingled with ball boys at the center of the court and thanked the crowd.
England captain Eoin Morgan on his way to his 10th ODI century. South Africa , set 340 to win, made steady progress while the experienced Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis shared a second-wicket stand of 112. England had all its big guns fresh from their Indian Premier League stint with Ben Stokes , Chris Woakes and captain Eoin Morgan . At 122 for three in the 22nd over, England had plenty of work in front of them with Morgan at the crease.
The tenures of David Moyes (10 months) and Louis van Gaal (two years) set United back, and are blots in its illustrious recent history. Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan won the final for United, and it was an efficient, effective and ultimately successful approach by the side, masterminded by Mourinho .