Won their first National Basketball Association title on the West Coast in 1975 when they pulled off a major upset by sweeping the heavily favored Washington Bullets in four games. -Kevin Durant. At some point, the TV debating duo of Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson are bound to take sides on whether the first-year Warrior should opt out of his contract and return to Oklahoma City next season or unpack his bags and settle in.
Kerr said he expects to re-evaluate his fitness after Game 1 of the eagerly anticipated series, the third year in a row the Cavs and Warriors have met in the NBA Finals . Still, the Warriors will not be able to play 48 minutes with their four All-Stars plus the former Finals MVP. Brown spent two stints coaching the Cavs but beat Lue in a shooting contest almost two decades ago when Lue was an National Basketball Association newcomer.
The Cavaliers' 43 points in the first quarter made them the first playoff team since the 1990 Celtics with three 40-point quarters against the same team . "Throughout the series, I didn't get the opportunity to have that moment (with Thomas)", James said Thursday night. The star of the Cleveland Cavaliers is at the peak of his career.
The Predators are now up against history; of the 77 seven-game Stanley Cup Final series dating back to 1939, the team that won Game 1 has won 60 of them, and the last team to buck the trend was the 2011 Boston Bruins . Even with score effects taken into consideration, that's a stifling defensive effort. Still, there was 3:17 left, plenty of time for a Predators team that carried the play for most of the night, excluding that first-period stretch and the few seconds when Cullen and ...
The midfielder has been a strong performer for Chelsea from the bench this season and was again called into action in the second half of the Blues' FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday. "I'm proud having done this - winning the championship without losing and winning seven FA Cups ", Wenger said. While speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Lineker claimed that the managerial situation is the least of Arsenal's concerns.
Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators are set to each get an important player back for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Rookie Jake Guentzel's goal was so big that he ended two droughts with one shot, and he did it in a huge setting. Game 1 was truly freakish and in many ways told us nearly nothing about how this series will play out.
The Briton was the last of all the drivers to take on fresh rubber which allowed him to move up into seventh. At least he stayed on the track, which has not always been the case for McLaren this season. "Some things don't change". Button used humor to explain how he agreed on his comeback. "There was no way he could pull the move off, that's why I don't know why he would try to do such a move".
However, with his previous contract set to expire in the summer, some fans had voiced their desire for his exit, citing a disappointing Premier League season which ended with failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years.
All those losses in the finals are obviously going to have an impact, so we'll give LeBron the sportsmanship ribbon. Cleveland stormed through the east, dropping only one game in the conference finals nearly by accident. As risky a scorer as he is from outside or driving to the hoop, James also threatens by being able to find teammates such as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love with passes when defenders focus too much on him.
The arresting officer wrote in his observations that the 41-year-old " had extremely slow and slurred speech ". According to the police report , he struggled with and failed to complete several field sobriety tests, including standing on one leg and touching his nose with his finger.
But they like to beat the star on the other team . The NBA's championship eras have always been built by its biggest stars. Magic Johnson and the Lakers constantly battled Larry Bird and the Celtics for titles in the '80s. James stayed with Cleveland until 2010, where he made a decision to "take his talents to South Beach" by going to the Miami Heat. If this is the series everybody thinks it ought to be, then there ought to be so much of it that everyone should feel like they just ...
There has been disquiet about some of Wenger's coaching staff, especially goalkeeping coach Gerry Peyton and fitness coach Tony Colbert, who have been with the Frenchman for more than 14 years. Big question now: Can Arsene Wenger finally make this summer the biggest for Arsenal in terms of players bought? I have nothing against Antonio, he has done a fantastic job.
Wenger is due to meet the Arsenal board later on Tuesday to discuss whether he will be extending his 21-year reign as manager. It remains to be seen if Wenger and Arsenal will sever ties just days after the Gunners beat Chelsea at Wembley to claim a record 13th FA Cup success, but Wright believes that could well be the case.
Kell Brook will be fulfilling a dream he shared with his uncle when he defends his IBF welterweight title against America's Errol Spence at Bramall Lane. Spence was ahead on all three judges scorecards at the time of the stoppage and improves his flawless record to 22-0 as he claimed the IBF welterweight strap in his first world title contest.
The 51-year-old coach took an indefinite leave of absence on April 23 as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery he underwent almost two years ago. The Cavs should have matched that feat but for LeBron James' 11-point flameout in Game Three before Cleveland caught a 4-1 closeout against Boston in the Eastern Finals for a still impressive 11-1 playoffs mark.
I was just picking one and thinking 'You're getting it.' As soon as I saw the pass leave the hand I just had to guess. The Lions have not been to New Zealand in 12 years and if the current squad needs a lesson in how not to handle one of world rugby's toughest tours, they need look no further than Clive Woodward's ill-fated 2005 team.
The appointment moved a step closer last week when Valverde left Athletic after four years in charge, and now he has been confirmed as the 56th coach in Barca's illustrious history. Valverde spent two seasons as a player at Barca, winning the Cup Winners' Cup in 1989 and Copa del Rey in 1990. Barcelona are expected to announce the arrival of new coach Ernesto Valverde on Monday, Marca have reported.
They can win with both firepower and precision. This one wasn't pretty. The Penguins had a 3-0 first period completely unravel and failed to generate a single shot for 37 minutes, including zero in the second period . PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins rarely tested the hottest goaltender in the playoffs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville.
As noted by BBC Sport , Hayden was said to have suffered "serious cerebral damage" as a result of the collision. His best season was 2006, when, riding for Repsol Honda, he ended Valentino Rossi's stranglehold on the championship , by claiming the title at the very last race of the season at Valencia.
It remains to be seen if Wenger and Arsenal will sever ties just days after the Gunners beat Chelsea at Wembley to claim a record 13th FA Cup success, but Wright believes that could well be the case. "I was delighted for him on Saturday", Adams said. Wenger has made it clear he thinks he ought to be allowed to continue into what would be his 22nd season at the club while he says he knows "what I would like to happen".
For much of the season, Wenger - who is out of contract next month - and the club have publicly refused to announce their intentions. It's reported that Wenger's future was set in stone after he was assured that his decision making - that compromises of coaching, team selection and transfer strategy - will not be disrupted by the proposed changes to sporting structure as put forth by the Chief Executive of Arsenal , Ivan Gazidis.
Arsenal finished fifth in the league, having crashed out of the Champions League following a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich. Wenger revealed after the game that the Arsenal board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, with his future expected to be decided.
According to Mark Ogden of ESPN FC , the Frenchman and the Gunners finalised the details in November, although no official confirmation has been made by the club, with Wenger's deal to expire at the end of June. The season was marked with growing chants against the 67-year-old manager demanding his resignation from the club, leading to a hostile environment that somewhere affected the performance of the players.
Whatever benefits Novak Djokovic might derive from Andre Agassi's coaching here at the French Open , the world No2 will have to enjoy the experience while he can. Defending champion Novak Djokovic and nine-time victor Rafael Nadal easily advanced into the second round of the French Open on Monday. But Nadal, who saved three more break points on his next service game, broke back twice and went on to take the set.
The 19-year-old is away on global duty with Nigeria after being called up for their friendly matches against Corsica and Togo. Onyekuru put Arsenal on red-alert after making his intentions known way back in December 2016 that he would like to be kitted in the Gunners traditional red and white colours.
This has definitely helped restore Arsenal's season but coming fifth in the league and being humiliated 10-2 on aggregate against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League has really put the Arsenal boss under enormous pressure.
What followed was Cleveland's turn for a comeback, as the Cavs erased a 16-point hole to win 112-99 and take a 3-1 series lead. To find out, watch the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. "I've missed a couple dunks in my career", James said. So I thought he was pretty darned good. Meanwhile, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver helped spread out Boston's defenders by connecting on several wide-open scoring opportunities.
The Indian government, through its sports minister, has unequivocally said there is no question of direct sporting ties. The government was forced to make its stand clear to quell any thoughts the BCCI may have had of fostering cricket ties in a diplomatic gesture at its meeting with the Pakistani board in Dubai.
That was Avery Bradley who shot a terrible 7-for-19 from the field and 1-for-7 from the free-throw line . The Cavaliers basically conceded the East's top seed to the Celtics at the end of the regular season by opting to rest their starters in advance of the playoffs.
Schwesig is one of the most prominent figures in the Social Democratic Party, which is the junior partner in the federal government but leads the administration in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Modi's remarks assume significance as they come in the wake of a spate of terror attacks that have struck European countries like Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Sweden recently.
Kisner putted from off the green to five feet and made par to avoid a playoff and score his second PGA Tour victory. "I don't think I've ever done 2 under on those holes", Spieth said. The other leaders played in the afternoon wave; Kisner's card included four birdies (two on each side) and a bogey on No. 17. His only birdie came at No.
Djokovic faces either compatriot Janko Tipsarevic or Portugal's Joao Sousa for a place in the last 32. "It's great to feel the support", said the Spanish 14-time major champion. "I'm very happy to be back here after what happened a year ago". He still views Nadal, titleholder Novak Djokovic and world No.1 Andy Murray as the heavy favourites to continue their grand slam domination at Roland Garros.
The 33-year-old Verdasco pinpointed the third set as the turning point of his match. His comeback really showed progress at the Rio Olympics, when he stunned Novak Djokovic in the first round and wound up with a silver medal, losing to Andy Murray in the final.
Kroenke has always backed Wenger to remain in charge, but it is understood that certain board members feel the time has come for him to go. A formal announcement from Arsenal confirming that Wenger has chose to stay is expected today, the BBC reported.
After a poor start, Schiavone picked up herself and presented Muguruza with a proper challenge even if she went down 6-2 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier . - Rafael Nadal kicked off his pursuit of a 10th French Open title with a comfortable 6-1 6-4 6-1 first round victory over France's Benoit Paire .