Those two trophies (and his historic three-point shooting) already have him in the Hall of Fame conversation, but a second straight loss in the Finals - especially after adding Kevin Durant to a 73-win squad - would put an unsightly blemish on an otherwise sterling résumé.
From there each bowler contributed before Mitchell Johnson delivered the over that will be forever remembered in the annals of IPL folklore. Mumbai Indians, playing their fourth final, wrapped up their third title, winning by one run. The left-armer took an impressive 19 wickets in the tournament, the fourth highest wicket taker. Rohit Sharma , at the toss, pointed to the slowness of the surface in the second innings as the reason for batting first.
Saturday's FA Cup triumph took Arsenal ahead of Manchester United as the most successful team in the history of the competition. Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said he was not bothered when Nigerian global Victor Moses went down inside the box in Saturday's FA Cup final but was surprised by the sending off.
The 2017 NBA Finals gets underway on July 1. "Obviously, I mean, I've played against four Hall of Famers as well too with Manu (Ginobili), Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker) and Timmy D (Tim Duncan) on the same team". They're going to challenge our ballclub. James, who's heroic play last season against the 73-9 Warriors team will always be remembered, will be facing an even more stacked squad.
Dillon saved enough fuel to go the distance to score the first win for Richard Childress Racing's iconic No. 3 Chevrolet since Dale Earnhardt in October of 2000. 3 back, Austin Dillon delivered with his first Series Cup victory early Monday at the Coca-Cola 600 , a victory that resonated with Earnhardt fans across the country and left his grandfather on the verge of tears.
Cleveland came through the East by winning 12 of their 13 games and will look to defend their title against the Warriors, who were a flawless 12-0 as they came through the Western Conference play-offs. He also added two turnovers, one rebound and one assist. Now, that's not to say you have to like it. You adapt to the style and thats the same thing that happened to me when I went to Miami.
It's the type of nitpicking that has been under scrutiny since the National Hockey League rolled out its new coach's challenge policy in The Penguins rode the momentum of the reversal to score three goals in the final 4:28 of the first period for a 3-0 lead.
BASKETBALL: Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. It's moving to Trinity Forest near Dallas next year. Kokrak will be kicking himself after he blew a five-shot overnight lead. Lombard missed a 3-foot par putt on the second extra hole. Emily Tubert (Arkansas Razorbacks) finished 72nd at 13 over and won $2,569.
Watzke conceded that the club had met all of their sporting goals over the past season - by finishing in third place and thereby directly qualifying for the Champions League group stage - as well as winning Saturday's German Cup final. When Tuhelj "Bumblebees" twice without a chance lost to Bayern, the title race and won the German Cup. Watzke said it was "ambitious". The coach claimed to have been left in the dark when Zorc signed Norwegian teenager Alexander Isak in January.
James referred to the Warriors as only "that juggernaut" and "a beast" following Thursday's Game 5 in at Boston, a night in which he passed Michael Jordan as the career postseason scoring leader. Deron Williams, who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland. He had scored at least 30 points in eight consecutive playoff games, the first player to do that since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970, and there didn't seem to be anything ...
As the No. 1 seed in their regional pod, the Beavs host and play No. 4-seeded Holy Cross Friday, June 2nd at 7 p.m. PT. Nebraska earned the No. 2 seed in the pod while Yale is No. Dallas Baptist played two games this season against TCU. Houston (40-19), which won the American Athletic Conference Tournament and shared the AAC regular-season title, will play a home regional for the second time in three years.
That's all the Predators need to punch their first-ever ticket to the Stanley Cup Final . Pekka Rinne made 32 saves. Ducks goaltender John Gibson left Game 5 after the first period because of a lower-body injury and did not return.
LeBron James knows what it's like to go up against four future Hall-of-Famers in an NBA Finals series. Golden State also added Kevin Durant , you may have heard, which gives the Warriors four All-Stars who are incredibly gifted on offense.
World No. 40 in the singles, Makarova is a former French Open champion - in the doubles, winning the title in 2013 with longtime partner Elena Vesnina. "The pressure is there and I can't make it disappear but I will focus on what I am doing and on my tennis", Kerber said. Makarova is likely to provide Kerber with a tough challenge on a searing hot day on Court Philippe Chatrier as she arrived at Roland Garros high on confidence, having beaten Agnieszka Radwanska and Dominika Cibulkova on ...
Just three years ago, Huddersfield Town's revenues were less than $20 million as it languished in England's minor leagues since least playing in the old First Division in 1972. However, Huddersfield have a pretty serious grudge towards Holloway as he tipped them for relegation this season. Christopher Schindler was the hero for his side, netting the winning penalty , after Liam Moore had blazed over for Reading , before Jordan Obita saw his effort saved by Huddersfield ...
The 67-year-old has been at Arsenal since 1996 and has led them to a string of trophies, the latest coming when they beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. "I invite you to live with me one day and one thing you can not question is my commitment". "But if I do stop or if I do carry on playing, I will press on in that regardless".
Conte added that the second-half sending-off of wing-back Victor Moses , after he received a second yellow card from Taylor for diving, was another turning point in the match. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said Arsenal deserved to win the match but backed his manager's opinion that the Gunners' first goal should not have stood.
The Twins fell 8-6 to Tampa Bay in 15 innings on Sunday to drop two of three games against the Rays, which came on the heels of their own sweep of the Orioles. He allowed four earned runs and gave up home runs to Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman but he benefited from the Houston hit parade. He explained his decision after the game, saying, "When (you're facing) one of the best offensive teams in the game with a six-run lead, you're going to go with your experience and guys that you feel ...
Vettel moved 25 points clear of Hamilton in the championship race after he recorded his third win of the season, while the British driver finished seventh in Monte Carlo . "It's really important that we work as a team more than anything, as we have been". In Monaco , triple world champion Hamilton qualified 13th and ended up seventh, with his Finnish team mate fourth.
Valverde will already realise that being manager at Barcelona does not make him the most important individual at the club. Barca used to be synonymous with youth development, supplying a steady stream of brilliant players to the first team squad from their famed La Masia academy.
And maybe his last night managing an Arsenal team? Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup .
It appears as though both Pochettino and the fans have been far from impressed with the contribution of the Frenchman considering how much he cost them a year ago, and he could be moved on this summer. "The idea is for it to be fixed early, to allow my agent to work well if I need to leave". "I want an honest discussion about what they intend to do, their future with me".
It is against England that Bangladesh begin their Champions Trophy campaign, on Thursday, and while Tamim understood the heft of the challenge ahead of them, he wanted his team to draw from the good memories of their recent past. I feel much safer in India ", says Bashir. The preparation so far has been satisfying. And if this tournament doesn't work out then Taylor said his next target was the 2019 World Cup "and after that, we'll see".
Nadal is seeking to become the only player to win 10 titles at one Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era. Djokovic , who next faces Portugal's Joao Sousa, is hoping that the arrangement with Agassi can develop into a long-term relationship.
And if you add Pop [Gregg Popovich] in there, that's five Hall of Famers. I didn't go bald like Mike, but I'm getting there. They're going to challenge our ballclub. Celtics: Never led at home in the series.So it's worth noting that James needed 33 more games to surpass Jordan, but he took the record at a younger age - James is 32 and Jordan was 35.
The Czech player will face 86th-ranked Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russian Federation in the next round. The 13th seed, hoping to become the first Frenchwoman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Mary Pierce in 2000, said she hurt her back on Sunday and was not even sure she could make it on to Court Philippe Chatrier.
The 2-1 victory over London rivals and newly crowned English Premier League champions Chelsea came courtesy of Alexis Sanchez's controversial opener on four minutes, with Aaron Ramsey then heading Arsenal back in front three minutes after Diego Costa's 76th-minute deflected equaliser.
The change allows teams to carry 90 players into the final preseason contest, giving them more time to evaluate those players. Even Commissioner Roger Goodell said he was looking forward to seeing what players would do with their new-found freedom of expression.
They played great basketball this year. I think the team is like 108-2. You usually don't appreciate something until you don't have it anymore. For the third season in a row, The Warriors will face off with the Cavaliers during this year's N.B.A.
During Barcelona's Copa Del Rey victory in the finals, Neymar Junior scored one of his side's 3 goals and did equal a record by doing so. Messi . He ends his spell as coach with an average of three trophies per season. "He is the very best, without a doubt". As has happened often throughout Enrique's reign, Barcelona were boosted by a brilliant display from Messi.
Wayne Rooney's future in the England team is under scrutiny. However the Three Lions manager insists he hasn't closed the door on the 31-year-old's global career. I've no idea what the future is for Wayne with Manchester United so it is very hard for me comment on whether he is part of the plans there or not.
Shin-Soo Choo drove in three runs, all off De Leon, with a two-run single in the sixth and a solo homer in the eighth. They led 4-1 in the second after Gallo pulled a pitch 430 feet down the right-field line. He also had issues with his left calf during spring training. He was batting fourth and playing third base after missing the season so far because of a right calf strain.
After retiring in 1997 Valverde's coaching career has taken him to Espanyol , Olympiacos , Villarreal and Valencia . 13 - In 2013 Valverde returned to Athletic Bilbao , leading them to 4th place in La Liga and a place in the Champions League.
He's been dealing with complications from back surgery for almost two years. The Warriors are in better shape entering the NBA Finals than they were a year ago for a number of reasons. Brown wasn't around during the past two Finals when the Warriors faced the Cavaliers, so he has watched some of last year's Finals. Whether he coaches or not, Kerr said he plans on flying to Cleveland with Golden State for Games 3 and 4.
Shearer told BBC Sport : "It is two weeks since Chelsea won the Premier League title at the Hawthorns and, by the looks of things, they have done a lot of partying since". He complained, with justification, that Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener for Arsenal should not have been allowed to stand due to a "very clear" handball, but admitted his team's start "wasn't good enough".