I play freely. I play on the wing, down the middle. "I'm a young boy even though I'm 39 years old", Buffon said through a translator in Cardiff . The final could prove a glorious homecoming for Madrid's Cardiff native Gareth Bale , although the Wales star is expected to start on the bench due to a calf injury.
His message as the NBA Finals began: be yourselves. If one of Golden State's four superstars-Curry, Durant, Thomspon, and Draymond Green-is to leave, Thompson probably makes the most sense. "We're just going to have to dig our feet in and be able to guard the basketball", guard Kyrie Irving said after Thursday's opener. Durant, playing in his first Finals since 2012 when his former Oklahoma City team lost to Miami, scored 38 points in his return to the NBA's championship series and also ...
When asked how the Predators can turn relative unheralded players into top notch NHLers nearly overnight, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette gave a lot of the credit to the Nashville scouts. The Penguins offense was held in check for most of the game and had no answers for the Nashville defense until ten seconds into the third period. With the possession statistics and high-danger chances trending toward the Predators' favor over this two-game span, it's fair to say this series is ...
Evgeni Malkin's goal to give the Penguins a three-goal lead came just 15 seconds after Scott Wilson had made it 3-1. In Game 2 , Murray preserved a 1-1 tie by repelling a flurry of Predators' shots in the final minute of the first period.
One batter later, Jorge Bonifacio continued his ridiculous May by launching a two-run double into the left-center gap. The Royals bullpen finished the job, with Mike Minor striking out three in two innings, Joakim Soria working out of second and third jam in the eighth by striking out Edwin Encarnacion, and Kelvin Herrera collected his 10th save.
The one-cap ex- Spain global managed Barcelona's city rivals Espanyol - who he also played for - between 2006 to 2008. Enrique announced in March that he would be leaving Barcelona . In the last four seasons under Valverde, Bilbao never finished lower than seventh in the La Liga table. He spent six years with Athletic from 1990-96.
This will be star-studded affair with Golden State's Kevin Durant joining the mix as one of seven 2016 All-Stars in the series. Their numbers in the postseason are somewhat deceiving given that they faced a Toronto team without Kyle Lowry for two games and a Boston team without Isaiah Thomas for three games.
Ronaldo has been in transcendent form once again this season, reaching 400 career goals for Real as the team won the Spanish title for the first time in five years. "As for the Ballon d'Or, it's rewarding to hear it, but it's not important now". Compared with the 2015 final in Berlin , our squad have changed in nearly every position.
Buffon , 39, has failed to land Europe's biggest club prize in his storied career, while Alves has the experience of three Champions League triumphs - the last coming for Barcelona against Juve in 2015. "But at the same time, I want to play this game without regrets and without thinking of these issues. I play whenever I think I should". But, at the age of 39, the World Cup victor finally has a chance to win the trophy he dreams of.
When Almagro picked himself up off the clay and walked slowly back to his chair, Del Potro went with him, sitting down next to his opponent and putting an arm around his shoulder. Murray produced an encouraging four-set win over Andrey Kuznetsov in round one, but the early signs were not good against the risky Slovak. Be sure to join The Roar for live scores of this second round French Open match from around 8:30pm (AEST) or at the completion of Alison Van Uytvanck versus Agnieszka ...
I don't know if it's better than teams they had in the past, but they've got a lot of quality. Zidane's side have scored 169 goals in all competitions this season and possess the current Ballon d'Or holder in Cristiano Ronaldo . "Tomorrow we have a date with history, although in this aspect we forget what we have won before", Ramos said. It will also see loads of fantastic player's on show during the game but when it comes to choosing a combined XI between the sides - who would get ...
Not only that, the Senators are 0-5 all time in Game 7s themselves, and this year's Ottawa squad ended both their prior series in six games. It was the 153rd career playoff point in 142 games for Malkin - three back of Sidney Crosby for second among active players behind Jaromir Jagr - who had been jarring with Hoffman a few minutes earlier.
Shaw, drafted 31st overall in 2015, was hitting.301 at Double-A Richmond with six home runs and 29 RBIs in 37 games. "I put some good swings on the ball, got a nice 'W.' Yeah, it feels good". Mike Foltynewicz (3-4) allowed two runs, one earned, in five-plus innings to win his third straight start. Santana (7-2) struck out five, walked two and retired the final 14 batters with only 42 pitches.
Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina hit a crosscourt forehand victor on match point to win the first match on Court Suzanne Lenglen and seal her spot in the second round of the French Open . "I didn't really have expectations here", said the Czech, who made a last-minute decision to play in Paris after testing her left hand in a match against her best friend and fellow Fed Cup team mate, Lucie Hradecka, a week before Roland Garros .
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals , Monday, May 22, 2017, in San Antonio.
But instead of cruising through he was broken twice with Schwartzman, in top form on clay this season and snatching the set as dark clouds gathered above the Court Philippe Chatrier. Raonic was leading 6-1, 1-0 when Garcia-Lopez stopped. Russian eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova beat China's Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5. "I think it was unbelievable tough for him to even play here".
English Premier League sides West Ham and Leicester City are set to miss out on Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected his club Atletico Madrid's appeal against a transfer ban for signing minors.
After a month and a half of lopsided series and unenjoyable postseason basketball, the NBA Finals will finally tip off Thursday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers will step into the Oracle Arena on June 1 to meet the Golden State Warriors for the first game of the 2017 NBA Finals.
But the best moment came during the post game interview, when an annoyed Durant wouldn't even answer the Rihanna question. "No matter how many days that you have to prepare, you can't simulate what they have". Irving added, "Just go forward, continue to have a mindset that the goal at hand, which we want to accomplish, is going to be definitely a tough one".
The Stanley Cup Final is a familiar setting for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pittsburgh Penguins were outshot, again. Undrafted out of Ferris State University, waived twice as a professional and heartbroken when the Ducks traded him to a team that was out of the playoff picture less than two years after he helped them win the Stanley Cup in 2007, Chris Kunitz is two wins away from being a four-time Cup champion.
We were able to lay out the roadmap for a Cavaliers upset, and Game 1 confirmed most of what we thought going in. Unlike the already talented Warriors squads that Cleveland split the last two Finals with, this version is more risky given the offseason addition of four-times National Basketball Association scoring champion and former league MVP Kevin Durant .
Dani Alves spoke of his determination to deliver a dream Champions League title to Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon ahead of Saturday's showdown with Real Madrid . "When you get to this stage, you know perfectly well how you arrived here and all the effort that you have had to put into your work", Buffon told a packed press conference in a tent outside the ground.
Clockwise from left: Klay Thompson , Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors . The Warriors-Cavs rivalry is one of the fiercest, most competitive in professional sports. Of the five that picked the Cavs, four picked them to win seven, one picked them to win in six. We have enough guys who can score on this team that if one guy can't get it going, we can go other places and we - and then our ball movement and our flow allows everyone else to get baskets as well.
Sato said he appreciated the support he's received from people who considered Frei's tweet to be inappropriate. "My life has changed the last 72 hours", Sato said. "You're going to see a lot more journalists over here this weekend at Belle Isle than you had in the past from Japan", Denker said. He had one previous victory , the 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, and had developed a reputation for crashing.
Ex-Juve player Zidane said he did not see the current version of his old team as a typically defensive Italian side, and predicted an open game on Saturday. Extraordinary it would indeed be if Real Madrid were to win another Champions League trophy on Saturday. Cardiff's iconic Millennium Stadium provides a fitting venue for a mouthwatering final full of delicious sub-plots, one of which could see Welsh wizard Gareth Bale make a triumphant return to the valleys of his birth.
Lewis Hamilton believes Ferrari have already chosen to back Sebastian Vettel for the title and appointed him the team's de facto leader in terms of chasing the Formula One drivers' championship. "I did what I came to do today, didn't make any silly mistakes, didn't damage the vehicle, got those points and I'd like to think at the end of the season those points are going to be valuable".
France are the only northern hemisphere nation against whom the All Blacks have a winning percentage below 80. Smith (30) revealed yesterday he had a clause in his new contract to take on the Lions but he wanted to play for the All Blacks because representing his country was the pinnacle.
The newspaper also indicated as this is a personnel issue they would have no further comment. Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (Monday in Manila), holding off three-time victor Helio Castroneves of Brazil to do it.
Defending champion and fourth seed Garbine Muguruza reached the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Kazakh 27th seed Yulia Putintseva. Basilashvili , 25, hit just five winners and committed 34 unforced errors in a one-sided defeat that lasted 90 minutes and finished just as rain clouds were gathering overhead.
The Warriors opened a 21-point lead in the second half before the Cavaliers finally scored on a James three-pointer with 7:52 remaining in the third quarter. Up 3-1 and cruising to a second straight title (the Warriors won the first matchup in 2015), Golden State fell victim to one too many boneheaded actions by the otherwise tremendous Draymond Green .
It is a point his former teammate Gary Pallister agrees with, particularly after watching United draw 10 home games. They were all prolific marksmen and Robson insists Sanchez is "100 per cent guaranteed" to have the same effect. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was their main source of goals as he finished the season as the club's highest scorer on 28 in all competitions, with Juan Mata next on the list with 10.
Here's a look at the possible formations and tactics that the both teams' managers will enforce on match day. "Really in the long run we're not favourite, Juventus are not favourite". The Champions League final is about to get very real for Los Blancos as they arrive in the city they'll aim for a 12th European Cup. "It's really something lovely to play a final".
Yasmani Grandal and Cody Bellinger made up the Los Angeles scoring output with each logging a solo homer. Kershaw recorded his 2,000th strikeout in 1,837º career innings. Wheeler was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, the second one a called third strike that started the top of the ninth inning and eventually led to Gonzalez's ejection for arguing with plate umpire Marty Foster.
After Golden State's 113-91 win, Robert Littal of Black Sports Online asked Durant about the extended look in Rihanna's direction. Stephen Curry backed Durant up with 28 points of his own, including six three-pointers. Even if Durant wasn't in the Finals , I'd bet he wouldn't watch simply because he's not playing in them. You remember, Kev. It's Rihanna. Rihanna, who is clearly pulling for LeBron James and the Cavs to repeat, yelled "BRIIIICK" during one of Durant's free throws ...
We must have our antenna very high and prepare in the right way. "The result is harsh on us, it feels harsh, and a little bit unjust because I think the players did well to stay in the game for a long period against a better team - champions - while we are at the bottom".