The Golden State Warriors ran away with Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-90. Cleveland has a lot to play for, as LeBron James leading his team past the Warriors to pristine supremacy is important to his legacy.
And he duly added another hat-trick in the semi-finals against Atletico Madrid to carry Real to the final in Cardiff this weekend. A 2006 World Cup victor with Italy, for whom he remains the first-choice keeper, Juve's grand old man Buffon craves a Champions League medal to add to his glittering array of silverware after twice suffering heartache in the final.
This is the fourth time they've taken a 2-0 lead in a Stanley Cup Playoff series playing for Sullivan. "You can't even put into words what it feels". Still, it was Nashville striking first on a gorgeous individual effort from rookie Pontus Aberg . Entering the third period tied, as exhausted of a cliche as it is, means you win the 20 minutes, you win the game.
The teams in group "A" , including the hosts England are Australia , New Zealand and Bangladesh whereas in group "B" , apart India and Pakistan , the other two teams are South Africa and Sri Lanka . Shikhar Dhawan was in ominous form in the warm-up matches for India . "The wickets over here are pretty good, and the bowlers are going to have to be at the very top of their game as a result".
The 13th-seeded Frenchwoman secured victory on her first match point with a forehand victor, and threw both arms in the air to the roar of the crowd. In women's play, defending champion Garbine Muguruza Blanco came from a set and a break down to advance over Anett Kontaveit 6-7 (7-4), 6-4, 6-2.
But Hales and Root were serene as they piled on 159 runs together, Root's nasty stumble on the pull shot their only scare until Hales went after Sabbir Rahman and picked out replacement fielder Sunzamul Islam with a skewed sweep shot. The left-hander received excellent support from Mushfiqur Rahim (79) in a third-wicket partnership of 166. Such was the nature of Root's innings is that he had found the boundary just six times on way to reaching three figures off 115 balls.
He also becomes the first player to complete the "super slam" of winning all five senior majors. Vijay Singh was one shot back after a 66 at President Donald Trump's course on the Potomac River, about 25 miles from Washington. No one else posed much of a threat. Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain (final-round 68) and Billy Andrade (71) tied for third at 275. Scott McCarron and Bob Estes tied for fifth.
If there was a sense in the latter stages of England's run-chase that their batsmen were holding something back in reserve, then the message from their bowling ranks is they will probably need to burn their savings in the coming days. One must feel, that phase was the turning point of the game. After registering a eight-wicket win against Bangladesh , England will lock horns with New Zealand next at Sophia Gardens on 6th June.
By winning the Eastern Conference Championship with a 135-102 Game 5 victory over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden last Thursday night, the Cavaliers earned the right to face the three-time defending Western Conference Champion Warriors for the National Basketball Association title for the third straight season.
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India are clubbed with Pakistan , Sri Lanka and South Africa in Group B . While Pakistan hold a 2-1 lead over their fierce rivals and neighbours in the Champions Trophy , it is India who have won 10 out of the 11 contests at the World Cup and World T20 tournaments between the two sides.
With a closing 1-under 69 on Sunday, including a 60-foot birdie putt at the 14th hole, Horschel matched Day (68) at 12-under 268 for a playoff. Horschel came into the tournament having missed four consecutive cuts but turned his fortunes around with some incredible putting at the TPC Four Seasons resort near Dallas.
Beneath a closed roof at the Principality Stadium - a first for a Champions League final - a classic contest beckons. With Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo , and Karim Benzema, Zidane's team rely on quick long balls towards that floating front three .
Del Potro climbed over the net and walked over to check on Almagro, rubbing his belly. Del Potro reached the quarter-finals on his last appearance in 2012 with a best run to the semi-finals three years earlier. "I don't want people to talk about me". 'I focus on each single tournament. "If I can reach the final, people will talk about me". Chung, the 21-year-old world number 67, followed up his first round win over United States 27th seed Sam Querrey with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-1 victory ...
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. The Spaniard raced through the first set but stumbled somewhat in the second, with Paire missing two opportunities to take a 5-3 lead that would have left him on the brink of levelling the contest.
Kerr hasn't coached Golden State - 12-0 heading into its third straight Finals against LeBron James and the Cavs - since Game 2 of the first round against Portland. In a report by Cleveland.com , it was mentioned that Brown said this year's NBA Finals is not a way for him to get back at the Cavaliers for what they did in 2010 and 2014.
Shakib Al Hasan has won the most Man-of-the-Match awards for Bangladesh but he hasn't won one since the first ODI against Afghanistan in September a year ago. Root then got together with skipper Eoin Morgan to form an unfinished partnership of 143 for the third wicket as England sealed a remarkable victory.
Fernando Alonso , right, of Spain, is congratulated by a crew member during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway , Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis . Ed Carpenter , who qualified second, came in at 231.664 miles per hour. Alexander Ross , the defending Indianapolis 500 champion, came in at third with 231.487 miles per hour.
On Thursday in Oakland, the Cavs fell 113-91 to the Warriors and trailed by as many as 24. It'll be interesting to see if Rihanna shows up to any more Finals games, and if Durant shoots some daggers her way at an opportune moment. Andre Iguodala came off the bench for Green - who got his second foul after charging into Cleveland's Kevin Love - and got his first points of the Finals on a dunk, knotting the game at 12-12.
On the eve of the Memorial Tournament, which Woods won a record five times, PGA Tour players who grew up admiring his dominance in golf wished for the best. Woods, who is recovering from back surgery, apologised and said he took "full responsibility" after spending almost four hours in jail. "I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly".
CLEVELAND (AP) - Corey Kluber's month away didn't have any affect his fastball, curveball or his well-known icy demeanor. The ace was excited, agreeing that his outing went about as well as it could have and that he was able to get through the day without anything flaring up his ailing back.
The Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday i. Kevin Durant had 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in his first NBA Finals as the Golden State beat the Cleveland Cavaliers , 113-91 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals.
Kevin Durant drove through the lane untouched for dazzling dunks. "We can continue to get better". But this was far from a one-man show. Steph Curry , who was rather quiet (for him) through the first 24 minutes, got his game going with 14 points in the third quarter to stretch an eight-point Warriors lead to 21 after three quarters.
If not, Brown, who replaced him midway through the first round, faces the team he led to the 2007 NBA Finals . The ultimate championship rubber match, which most everyone expected the moment last year's Finals ended , begins on Thursday in Oakland and will cap what has been a predictable 82-game regular season and lopsided postseason.
Beaten previous year by Cleveland's historic comeback, the Warriors will try to avenge that defeat and get back on top when they face the Cavaliers again, the first time two teams have met three straight times in the NBA Finals . The Warriors, who had not played in nine days, were rusty at the outset, missing shots close to the basket and looking anxious when they had possession.
The Penguins will look towards their star players to boost them once again to victory. "The best part of the playoffs is to get another chance against the same team", Rinne said today. The Penguins beat Rinne four times on just 11 shots in Game 1 and scored three goals on 25 shots Wednesday for a 2-0 series lead. We have to draw on what we did well and find ways to win, like they did in Game One.
Joining Ronaldo , James and Messi in the top 10 are tennis ace Roger Federer, veteran golfer Phil Mickelson, Brazilian icon Neymar, world-record sprinter Usain Bolt, another National Basketball Association star in the shape of Kevin Durant and multiple Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal.
Shooting guard Klay Thompson is averaging a lackluster 14.4 points on 38.3 percent shooting in the postseason but he scored 25 or more three times - including a high of 37 - in last year's Finals. But the wheels came off quickly for the visiting Cavaliers in the second half, with Durant sinking a three-pointer and Warriors center Zaza Pachulia hitting a lay-up on their way to a 10-0 run.
James responded to the incident hours later during a press conference. "But it just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America, and you know, hate in America, especially for African Americans, is living every day", James said .
The Warriors know better than to relax against James and their rivals, Durant said. " Steve (Kerr ) suggested we get the ball in his hands early on so he could be aggressive..." "When he had an opportunity he went downhill and it worked out well".
Contrary to earlier reports , the CNN report says that Woods did submit to a breathalyzer test, and that it did not detect alcohol in his system. After undergoing an anterior lumbar interbody fusion in April - Woods' fourth career operation on his back - he was expected to sit out the remainder of the year.
The 6-foot-10 Love is on pace to be the first player in National Basketball Association playoff history to average at least 10 rebounds per game, shoot 45 percent from 3-point range and make 20 or more 3-pointers in a single postseason. That's just the nature of any competitor", said Warriors forward Draymond Green . While the Warriors defense deserves credit, the Cavs aided the Golden State attack with bad passes and worse shot selection.
Eoin Morgan , the England captain, admits that his satisfaction at an otherwise emphatic victory over Bangladesh in the opening match of the Champions Trophy has been tempered by a side strain sustained by Chris Woakes , which threatens to rule him out for the rest of the tournament.
In December, he ended a successful three-year partnership with Boris Becker , a move that preceded Djokovic's split with Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic this month. "I don't know Andre that well, because it's only a couple weeks that we are in communication, let's say", Djokovic said. "Playing against Novak, one of the best players to ever play - it was an honor being on the court with you", said Zverev, the first player born in the 1990s to win ...
Harper went hitless, however, grounding out in his first at bat, taking a called strike three in a bases-loaded at bat in the second, stranding a runner at third on another called strike three in the fourth , flying out in the fifth and striking out again in the eighth.