Eoin Morgan and Joe Root are the experienced hands in a team that has topped the 400-run mark twice in the last two years; 300-plus totals have become England's ODI staple. Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi reckons India will have an edge against Pakistan in the high-octane Champions Trophy clash in Birmingham on Sunday.
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James answers questions after Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors Thursday , June 1, 2017, in Oakland, Calif . "That's very apparent when you look at the film". Curry shot just 40 percent in the Finals a year ago and had more turnovers (30) than assists (26) as he nursed injuries to his knee and ankle.
The Flyers won Game 4 in overtime to stay alive, won the next two games, 4-0 and 2-1, then rallied from a 3-0 deficit in Game 7 to win 4-3, becoming one of just four National Hockey League teams that has ever rallied from a 3-0 series deficit to win that series.
Real Madrid head into Saturday's (today) showdown with Juventus looking to become the first team to successfully retain the Champions League trophy. The Italian side were reduced to 10 men with under 10 minutes remaining when substitute Juan Cuadrado was booked for a second time - rather harshly to be honest - for a slight touch off-the-ball on Sergio Ramos.
He plays his game, and the Predators have more than a shot. If Bonino can't play, then Carl Hagelin could be an option for Sullivan after sitting out the first two games of this series . He also led the team with six shots on net. Pekka Rinne is 7-1 at Bridgestone Arena this postseason with a 1.54 goals-against average and a.947 save percentage, but he has looked average in the first two games of the Final.
Durant scored 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and passed off eight assists while Stephen Curry added 28 points, sinking 6-of-11 3-pointers as Golden State dominated Cleveland in nearly every area of the game. James has been on the losing end of Game 1 of the Finals seven times in eight tries. After the game, Lue said "our game plan was kind of backwards" with the focus on the three allowing Durant to get open.
Ironically, that's exactly who Nashville drew in its first Stanley Cup appearance. More than managing matchups, the challenge for the Penguins probably lies more in managing momentum in a raucous road venue. "We have to do a better job defensively in a couple of circumstances", Laviolette said. Laviolette stuck with Rinne after lots of questions about his goalie, though he did sit veterans Cody McLeod and Vern Fiddler to get more speed with Harry Zolnierczyk and P.A.
Jake Guentzel scored twice and Matt Murray made 37 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Predators goalie Pekka Rinne and moved two wins away from a second consecutive title. Crossing the blue line, Aberg went outside and beat Olli Maatta down the wing before out-waiting a sprawling Murray to give the Predators their first lead of the series.
And then it was that man again, Ronaldo, the competition's highest ever scorer, who made it 3-1 with just over 20 minutes to go. But on 61 minutes, Casemiro's 25-yard shot was deflected past Gianlugi Buffon by Sami Khedira, and Real Madrid regained the lead out of the blue.
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 . A tense, low-scoring game with the heat getting to the players - just what you would expect for an India-Pakistan game. As a team, Pakistan can surprise you.
Mario Mandzukic's quite brilliant overhead kick had almost everyone watching the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid applauding. "I told the players to keep what they were doing but to play wider and put more pressure on them, and I said that when we got the ball play as you know how", Zidane said.
But it's also possible that the pitcher trying to execute the retaliation will miss his target and instead hit a jaw, just as Matt Barnes almost did when he attempted to hit Manny Machado last month. Monday's shenanigans just show that Strickland is more of a liability to this team than he is a piece to build around. It appears that Strickland's teammates may be getting exhausted of him and his anger-management issues.
The Wales forward has not played since coming off in the first half of El Clasico on April 23, and admitted he may have rushed his return following an operation in November. "These players still have a lot to give us, the club knows that we can improve our team if we want to achieve higher technical skills". This is actually their second crack at it in three years, losing the Champions League final to Barcelona in 2015.
Open at Pinehurst No. 2, where he carried a beeper with him and pledged to leave in the middle of the tournament even if he were leading. "Mike and I both agree there's no sense in doing it right now, [because] you never know what might happen, maybe something comes up with the commencement, maybe something comes up with the weather, " he said.
He finally won the Champions League as a Madrid player in 2002, scoring an wonderful volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow, Scotland. Bale has been hampered by ankle and calf injuries for much of the season, but the Wales forward was able to play a part in his hometown after coming on as a 77th minute replacement for Benzema.
The Celtics started Game 4 in the driver's seat but lifted by Irving's 42-points, and James' 34-points, the 3rd and 4th quarters belonged exclusively to the Cavs . During the game , history was made as Bron Bron was able to add a fact to the "GOAT" debate. This is James 7th consecutive NBA Finals . The Cavaliers star hit a 3-pointer in the third quarter against the Celtics that gave him 29 points in the game and 5,989 points in his 212-game postseason career.
The list of active players who have averaged at least a point per game in the playoffs in at least 20 games: Crosby (1.11), Malkin, (1.08), and Mike Cammalleri, who had 32 very productive playoff games between 2008 and 2011. So with an O/U count of 3-2-1 in this series there has been little consistency. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Penguins are the clear favorite at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -200 to win.
I love football. I have the chance to be with this great club, with this great squad. Ronaldo is not the first to achieve the feat in the history of Europe's elite competition . Two games after that "clasico", it was another 90th-minute goal by Ramos that gave Madrid a 3-2 victory over Deportivo La Coruna in another important result in the league's title race.
Nicholas Castellanos and Alex Presley hit back-to-back solo shots in the second, and Alex Avila went yard in the fourth to give the Tigers a 6-0 lead. Two batters later, Martinez made it 2-0 with a double to left-center field. The 12 extra-base hits Detroit drummed out against Chicago on Friday night were the Tigers' most ever in a nine-inning home game.
Juve were also boosted by having no first-team players unavailable, although Andrea Barzagli lined up in a three-man defence, consigning Juan Cuadrado to the bench. Miralem Pjanic then smacked a half-volley on target, but it was pushed away by Keylor, who magnificently got a hand on the shot, down to his right.
Past year we had a good season in the Champions League and lost to Bayern in the last minute. Real Madrid now becomes the only club to have won the cup two seasons in a row since it became known as the UEFA Champions League . Though he has refereed a European final before - the 2014 Europa League final between Benfica and Sevilla - this will the first time the 41-year-old referee has officiated a Champions League final .
England had their own last-minute hitch too, stumbling to 20 for six in five overs and eventually losing by seven wickets to South Africa in their final Royal London Series match at Lord's on Monday. Don't miss the ICC Champions Trophy clash at 10am on Sunday. "Initially, getting used to the pitch, the openers take a bit of time; at the end, when we have wickets in hand, we have to do better".
That made Ronaldo the second man to score in three finals, after Alfredo Di Stefano, who netted in five in a row for Real in the 1950s. Matters were quickly compounded as Ronaldo turned home at the near post to take his goal tally for club and country to 600.
Another video of the initial traffic stop shows the view from an officer's vehicle as he pulls up to Woods' auto, which is nearly halfway out of the right lane, sticking into a bike lane. Woods was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI and spent almost four hours in jail before he was released on his own recognizance. Patrolling police found his 2015 Mercedes AMG at the side of the road with its engine running and the indicators flashing in the early hours of Monday.
The affidavit says Woods told police that he was on four prescription medications: Solarex, Vicodin (an opioid pain medication), Torix (an anti-inflammatory drug) and Vioxx. Woods later revealed that the incident was the result of a "mix of medications", presumably for his well documented back injured, though it's unclear what he took before getting behind the wheel.
The Wales worldwide is a doubt for the Champions League final on Saturday evening following an injury-hit season for the 27-year-old. I hope to play Sergio in the final. Manchester United are standing firm in the transfer market, as they hold all the cards. The forward is wanted by José Mourinho to play behind Everton's Romelu Lukaku, who is another target.
On the eve of the match Heynckes had told Sanz that he felt "sunk" by the players' constant defiance of his authority but to those millions on the outside, the plot was compelling and the cast brilliantly suited to the magnitude of the event.
Till's mother chose to have an open casket at his funeral because, as James noted, "she wanted to show the world what her son went through, as far as a hate crime and, you know, being black in America". If you somehow missed the news, late Tuesday night (early Wednesday morning) someone made a decision to spray paint the word " n*gger " on the front gate of LeBron's Brentwood home in Los Angeles.
Juve are looking to win Europe's premier competition for the third time in their history, and end a 21-year drought for the Champions League. "Similarly, I was not surprised by Juve, even if it's not easy to win everything, as I knew this season they were targeting the Champions League".
Japan's Kei Nishikori remains on track to reach the quarter-finals again following his straight-sets win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, while the same can be said for 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka , who will face Fabio Fognini in his third round match tonight (AEST).
Curry told me in in a one-on-one interview in Oakland in November that last year's devastating NBA Finals loss to Cleveland was " something you'll never forget ". The Cavs and Warriors steamrolled their respective opponents en route to the Finals , setting up a matchup some are likening to the 1975 "Thrilla in Manila" - the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
The Warriors thumped the injury-plagued Spurs 129-115 in San Antonio on Monday to sweep the series 4-0 and book a place in the NBA Finals against the victor of the Eastern Conference finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics .
Kane Williamson of New Zealand is run out by Pat Cummins of Australia during the ICC Champions Trophy match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston. Hazlewood grabbed his first wicket when the unsafe Martin Guptill fell for 26, after finding Glenn Maxwell at point from the shoulder of his bat.
In a clinical chase against Bangladesh , Joe Root's unbeaten 133 from 129 balls helped England to beat Bangladesh by eight wickets with more than two overs to spare, in the first encounter of Champions Trophy 2017 , on Thursday. "The players are playing the situation, whatever the teams need at that time ". But in the new-age big-hitting, chasing 350 age of one-day cricket, a top-order batsman is probably expected to score much quicker.
Over the past five years, with the 15-minute period in use, the league has averaged about one tie game each season. The NFL has agreed to relax penalties for celebrations . Among the types of celebrations that are now allowed are using the football as a prop after a touchdown, celebrating on the ground and group demonstrations.