PITTSBURGH (AP ) - By coach Peter Laviolette's math, the Nashville Predators have been pretty good for all but 10 minutes of the Stanley Cup Final . Crosby, of course, wasn't without his own antics, delivering a little bit of uncalled slashing earlier in the night, and Chris Kunitz was even rougher with a cross-check to Subban, but there was plenty of other after-the-whistle officiating - or a lack thereof - that had both sides on edge.
Prized from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a blockbuster deal during the offseason, 2014 MVP Durant arrived to a team already filled with superstars in Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green . Just look at what happened in the second half of Game 2, when Curry's four 3-pointers in the third quarter helped the Warriors outscore the Cavaliers by 13 points.
The victor is entitled to a $40,000 cash prize, a trophy and other awards, including a $2,500 United States savings bond from Merriam-Webster as well as trips to NY and California for televised appearances. In a post-win interview, Vinay shared her simple plan and her recipe for success: "Just focus on my words and try to spell them right". Media captionHow would people in the United Kingdom fare in a spelling bee? Here are some memorable words from Thursday's final rounds of the bee.
When the Orioles visited Boston during the first week of May, a series of brushback pitches and harsh words in both clubhouses led the commissioner's office to intervene with instructions to end a feud that began in April with a spikes-high slide by Baltimore's Manny Machado into Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
While they can run up-and-down, they don't have the personnel to do it for extended stretches. "They are a high-powered offensive team". "I think that's how Cleveland is going to approach it, make it a physical game", Michael Cooper, now the coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream who went through some epic Lakers-Celtics battles as a player in the 1980s, said before the series began.
Curry wound up with 28 points and 10 assists on the night. When Durant was asked if he looked back at Rihanna on objective after the shot, his teammate, Stephen Curry , shook his head and answered for him: "Don't get in that trap".
Zinedine Zidane's side face Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff and Nadal has already blocked out his calendar to ensure he does not miss a single kick. "And tomorrow at 2045 (local time) I'm going to be in front of the TV for sure, supporting my team". Earlier in the day, Petra Kvitova's first tournament since being injured in a knife attack at her home was brought to an early end.
Hazlewood provided the breakthrough in the sixth over as he removed Guptill who was caught by Maxwell after scoring 26 runs. New Zealand will not be happy with the "Rain Gods" as initially, they made the task easier for them followed by disappointing them with a no-show against Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham .
With captain AB de Villiers top-ranked among batsmen, South Africa now have the top two bowlers as well as four players in the top 10 of the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen - Quinton de Kock (fourth), Faf du Plessis (sixth) and Hashim Amla (10th) being the others.
Oakley (second from left) was offered an adjournment by assistant District Attorney Ryan Lipes - a deal that wouldn't require him to admit any guilt. Prosecutors say Oakley started "shouting and cursing", struck the Garden's events manager in the face and shoved its events supervisor.
He was the best player on the floor in Game 1 by a wide margin, outdueling LeBron, who finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists but had eight turnovers in 40 minutes and was a -22 on the floor. He was 3 for 6 on 3-pointers. Things took a turn when it quickly became clear that she'd be spending the game heckling Kevin Durant, at one point seemingly yelling "BRICK!" in his direction (though that may have been her assistant and friend Jennifer Rosales, thanks to some ...
The Warriors scored the first 13 points of the third quarter as the Cavs committed four more turnovers before James finally scored for the Cavs, ending their drought with a 3-pointer at 7:52. Of course, the selective amnesia causes one to forget he averaged 26/6/5 and almost two blockers per game in 2015 when the Warriors beat the Cavs in six.
James paced Eastern Conference champions Cleveland in the loss with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. James elaborated, not that he needed to: "I mean, you take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled past year, that we saw in the regular season and in the post-season, and then in the off-season you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that , that's what stands out".
So, after winning what is deemed the "richest game in football ", worth at least £170m, here is FIVE things Shoot! learned from Huddersfield's historic triumph... You usually need three or four years to do what we've done", said the charismatic Wagner who was part of Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp's coaching staff at Borussia Dortmund before making the switch to Huddersfield.
While Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale hope their good fortune in the competition continues, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is praying for a turning of the tide. "We are here to win the trophy". "I have to exclude this possibility as far as I am concerned, so, yes, it will be much more special for me". What came as a surprise to many was how Juventus imposed themselves during the second game between rivals.
Right now, even with White confirming Cyborg's participation, we know more about who she won't be fighting than who she might. Additionally, a potential fight with recently crowd UFC featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie (7-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) appears off the table for Justino.
If Gareth Bale leaves Real Madrid this summer he will do so having never touched La Liga trophy. Madrid could go onto complete a first La Liga and Champions League double for 59 years when they face Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3.
Durant (38 points on 26 shots, eight rebounds, eight assists) scorched earth. The Cavaliers managed to hang within 60-52 at halftime despite committing 12 turnovers and letting the Warriors grab 11 offensive rebounds. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been clobbering teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason. Silver said the players' union was willing to go further, but, "My desire is not to be giving this press conference in July".
Spain's fourth seed Muguruza plays Kazakh 27th seed Yulia Putintseva while Mladenovic , seeded 13th, will hope she is not bothered by her back problem against American Shelby Rogers . - It was the Serb's 25th win in 33 grand slam five-setters as he booked a spot in the last 16. It was 22-year-old Putinseva who took an early lead, but Muguruza reeled her back in and served for the set at 5-4.
The Warriors shot 42.5 percent and committed only four turnovers. If there is a basketball God -- and there may not be, considering how bad the playoffs have been -- this feud will continue in Game 2 Sunday night. Back in 2015, when LeBron James's Cavs were playing against the Warriors in the Finals , Rihanna reportedly was a very loud fan of James. Kevin Durant is right where he expected to be.
The Serb recovered to secure the second set but with 42 unforced errors in the first three sets alone, including a backhand that flew long to hand Schwartzman the third, he struggled for consistency. When asked what had made the difference in his 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat, Zverev's response was emphatic: "I played absolute s*** made the difference".
Gatland now hopes the Lions can catch the New Zealand public cold across a series the home faithful fully expect to claim easily. "Everyone is saying this is the tour from hell and a suicidal fixture schedule but I don't agree", he said.
As the ultimate Cleveland Cavaliers fan, Rihanna was not going to miss an opportunity to support her favorite team during the NBA Finals . "Don't get into that trap, bro", Curry said. He's now the classic rebellious high school kid throwing on a black leather jacket and cutting class to smoke under the stands in the football stadium.
Snyder blocked all 35 of Sutton's transfer requests, even those to D-II and FCS schools, without offering any remotely reasonable rationale. Sutton was granted his release from his scholarship Friday and is now eligible to transfer to another program, Nick Bromberg of Yahoo! "I'm stuck right now", Sutton told The Capital-Journal on Thursday, saying his only recourse was to pay his own expenses for a year at another school during a redshirt season before he would be able to receive a ...
The club said in a statement that Wenger had been working on a "full review" of the club's activities alongside chief executive Ivan Gazidis. "They finished the season strong, although they have done that before. Arsenal also dropped out of the top four for the first time in Wenger's long reign, and members of the Wenger-out group remain committed to making life hard for the 67-year-old next season despite a morale-boosting FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at the weekend.
Brown addressed the media pregame and said he hadn't spoken yet to Kerr. On the other hand, LeBron James still plays for Cleveland. Stephen Curry pitched in 28 points and 10 assists, and with that you end up with a rout - the Warriors won 113-90 to take a 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals .
Durant, a ball-dominant player who had to make considerable adjustments to his game in the Warriors' more egalitarian system, performed with flawless balance in Game 1 . "They capitalized. And we get a couple days to see what they did and see what we did wrong and how we can be better in game two". Indeed, James is feeling the effects of Durant's entry into this rivalry more than anyone.
It's just trying to control that . "We could be a lot better than we were tonight but in the Finals you get a 'W, ' we'll take it, " Durant said. Yet he hadn't felt well enough in the previous days to feel like he was ready. But they all apply, as in the Warriors are the first team ever to hit the Finals at 12-0.
It's the dichotomy between these two organizations on the floor that make this even more fascinating - the way their fans are perceived and the inherent behavior of the Bay Area and The Land. The Warriors are already 17 for 30 in shots at the rim - meaning Golden State has left plenty of points on the board. There has been a lot of talk over the last several days about LeBron James' place in the all-time National Basketball Association hierarchy.
It comes at little surprise that the 2017 NBA Finals are a rematch of last year's championship series. The Cleveland Cavaliers methodically planned for the Golden State Warriors' high-octane attack but after suffering a crushing loss in Game One of the NBA Finals LeBron James said simulating their offense is impossible.
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and forward Kevin Durant (35) react after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, . This postseason Thompson is averaging only 14.4 PPG and shooting 38.3 percent from the field, which are both lower than his regular season statistics.
This was achieved this evening after a show down at the Wembley stadium in London when Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 at the Wembley in a final that saw both teams crowd and fans standing behind its team strongly. Let's not take anything away from Arsenal , they were better than us and reacted well against 10 men. I love to win, I love to build, I love to get people going and I love what I do.
The All Blacks have gotten so good that none of us expect them to lose. "I'd gone to Japan the year before so I missed the opportunity. but (Saturday's game) is not about making up for lost opportunities as a player". Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd rated the 49-Test All Black a "doubtful starter" for the Super Rugby team's match against Waikato Chiefs next week. Those matches will be played on 24 June, 1 July and 8 July.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 16 road games . "It looks like the "rubber match" storyline is driving interest". Third time's the charm. His three-point shot has looked better than ever this postseason, and his awareness to make the right pass is sharp as always. Is that enough to beat Golden State? However, this year's prices show fans are "clearly excited" by the prospect of either of the Cavaliers or the Warriors securing a second championship against ...
Pitta suffered another hip injury during a Ravens OTA workout on Friday, Ozzie Newsome confirmed. He missed the entire 2015 season recovering from hip surgery. "I feel good. I got to have a full offseason of just normal preparation". According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , the Ravens fear that Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip for third time in four years.