The Warriors, leading the series 3-0, needed to win game four to clinch title glory and become the first ever side to go through the entire play-off campaign with a ideal record, but they came up against a Cavs team who were not ready to give up on their dream of retaining their crown.
Kyrie Irving led the way with 40 points - shooting seven-for-12 from beyond the arc - while LeBron James finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists; the Cavaliers picking up the 137-116 win in Cleveland . Up by six points, 113-107, with 3:09 to play in Game 3 , the Cavaliers did not score again, and thanks to the late run, the Warriors stole the victory and took a commanding three-game lead in the best-of-seven series heading into tonight's Game 4 matchup in Cleveland .
The Cleveland Cavaliers star passed [Micahel] Jordan (1,176 points) with his first bucket in Game 4 on Friday night against the Golden State Warriors , an and-1 layup with 9:56 left in the first quarter. "I don't like it", James said, drawing laughter after surpassing Magic Johnson in the record book with his ninth career Finals triple-double. The Golden State Warriors led by head coach Steve Kerr surely have made its promise felt going into what could be the last game of the ...
The Canadian duo won the match in 57 minutes. "I knew the history and on the day I was born Gustavo Kuerten won his first tour title at Roland Garros ". Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko won her maiden grand slam trophy. In the process, she has become the first to do so since 1933. "It's so fantastic to be here", she said after the match.
In one incident in the third quarter, players and fans thought Draymon Green was ejected after picking up his second technical foul. Deron Williams actually scored a bucket. That's right. 86 points. Their situations are different - James never joined a team as strong as these Warriors - but he said he's proud of Durant's success and understands why moving to a team like the Warriors was so attractive.
Back in March, renowned journalist Guillem Balague confirmed (via twitter ) that the 22-year-old defensive midfielder has agreed personal terms with the Blues and only the fee agreement was left. This will be Chelsea's first summer signing, should the deal go through. It's impossible. I can't leave for a club that finished behind us. Bakayoko, originally valued at £43m, will become the club's first major acquisition this summer after a breakthrough in negotiations between Chelsea and ...
While Murray, runner-up at Roland Garros past year, will be pleased with his run to the last four, it is the Swiss player who advances to a second final in the French capital having beaten Novak Djokovic in 2015. US Open champion Wawrinka triumphed in a pulsating four hour 34 minute battle of shot making and endurance and will target a fourth Slam title on Sunday.
Six different players scored and superstar Sidney Crosby had three assists. Crosby then started hitting Subban in the head repeatedly, eventually drawing a roughing penalty while Subban - who quipped that Crosby was complaining about Subban's bad breath during a Game 3 exchange - went off for holding.
Griffiths, clutching his man-of-the-match champagne, admitted his second goal "probably" gave him his best feeling in football but said: "I am gutted". "I practise the free-kicks every day in training", said the Celtic striker , who had never previously scored for his country. "We have four games left and we could win all of them".
Nadal has a 15-3 record against Wawrinka, but the third-seeded Swiss player won the only time they met in a Grand Slam final, at the 2014 Australian Open. The problem for the 2014 Wimbledon junior champion, however, was that she was missing too much in the first set. Halep broke for 3-1 when Ostapenko drilled long, but the latter retrieved it the next game with a thumping return.
This is the third year in a row that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have faced in the NBA Finals . Do not doubt the pride of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers - they are going to come out in Game 4 with a "not in my house" attitude.
With bat and ball we were nine out of ten, in the field we were six today. A 136-run opening stand between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation for a big total , although Kohli appeared to struggle for momentum in the rain-interrupted match.
While there are still plenty of haters, Cavs fans haven't lost hope yet. We've said it all along. They too will come to play, Golden State is not thinking "it's okay, we can just win it at home next game ". The Cavaliers were able to mount an 18-point halftime edge thanks to some sterling efficiency. Pachulia could have been tossed, but was only given a technical, as was Shumpert.
Womens No. 3 seed Simona Halep of Romania made a comeback into the final at Roland Garros after three years with a three-set victory over the second-seeded Karolina Pliskova , while Latvian promising star Jelena Ostapenko got a flawless birthday gift as she overcame Timea Bacsinszky in the womens singles semifinals here.
The Warriors will want to wrap up this series and the Oakland fans will be ready. Both guys played tremendous games, really did some awesome things, one-on-one, making shots, and then they got a lot of contributions from others, too. He passes Magic Johnson for the most triple doubles in NBA Finals history with nine. As he has been all series, and predictably so, Durant was the ultimate tipping point, taking the Warriors from the brink of their first playoff loss since June 16 a year ...
Indeed Hamilton, a victor in Canada on five occasions and seeking one further pole position to match his childhood hero Ayrton Senna , had to settle for third on Saturday morning with Kimi Raikkonen slotting in behind his Ferrari team-mate.
Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Sweden defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m (35m euros). Lindelof is in line to become the second centre-back signed by United manager Jose Mourinho following last year's £30 million capture of Ivory Coast global Eric Bailly from Villarreal.
Green was called for a technical in the third quarter while fouling Kevin Love and waiving off the official. Things got heated in the second half. The Cavs went on an 8-1 run. Curry smiled and went over to greet Beckham, a friend of LeBron James' who has worked out with the Cleveland superstar.
But during that match against Elina Svitolina , Halep went over on her right ankle, and when a scan showed a torn ligament, her chances of even being in Paris were rated only 50/50. Ostapenko made a nerveless start, hitting two clean winners and two more virtual winners to break the Halep serve to love. I mean, who tries that? "We'll see if she does it at 28 years old".
CLEVELAND , OH - JUNE 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to an official after Iman Shumpert #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers compete for the ball with Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.
By the end, the numbers were stark: Ostapenko built a 54-8 edge in winners, but she also had far more unforced errors than Halep , 54-10. Ostapenko was 10 when she first mentioned winning the French Open one day, Jakovleva said. Kuerten won the title on the day that Ostapenko was born. The fourth game was perhaps the most crucial of the match as Ostapenko saved three break points to hold her serve.
England slumped to 35-3 before a 40-minute rain delay, but captain Eoin Morgan (87) and Stokes compiled a match-defining 159-run stand for the fourth wicket. "I think if we're truly going to be contenders for this tournament, we need to beat the best teams - and Australia are one of the best teams", he said.
In last year's NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead to their bitter rivals the Cleveland Cavaliers . Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said he had a feeling at Friday morning's shootaround that, despite being down 3-0 heading into the night, his team would come out and play like this.
Ostapenko won 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, sealing the win on her second match point with a forehand victor to break Bacsinszky's serve for the fourth time in the set. She will face Romanian third seed Simona Halep , the 2014 runner-up, for the title on Saturday. "She's hitting as hard as she can down the line from nowhere".
PITTSBURGH (AP ) - The night started with a catfish throw. A effect of a loss in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night, the Nashville Predators have no choice but to win two games to earn the prize. Rust made it 2-0 just 6:43 into the game with a nasty backhand flip over Rinne's glove. The 29-year-old Penguins captain got into it with Subban at the end of the first period.
According to a report by The Telegraph , Alvaro Morata has accepted a deal to join Manchester United and is waiting for both clubs to come to a mutual agreement as regards the transfer fee. But while they have leapfrogged Milan and already agreed terms with Morata, United's offer of €70m may not satisfy Madrid, who are demanding €90m, reports Marca .
The Swedish syndicate has wrapped up its semi-final series 5-3, after beating Team Japan by 13 seconds in this morning's race. Team New Zealand will face either Artemis or Dean Barker's Team Japan in the final - with the victor advancing to face Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup final.
This was a night of disappointment for this great, historic old club but they are staying true to their finest traditions by producing outstanding young talent and showing a commitment to attacking football. He knows since March who I want, what I want, how much I want. "This is a time now that I will go and spend with my family, there's decisions I have to make and I'll do that over the next few weeks".
Pinpointing Wenger's decision to switch to a three-man defence late in the season as the key to Arsenal's FA Cup glory, Ramsey said: "Of course I want him to stay at club". Diego Costa levelled for the below-par Blues after Victor Moses had picked up a second yellow card for diving in the Arsenal box, only to see Aaron Ramsey head home the decisive goal three minutes later.
Whoever wins that will take on holders Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Match starting on June 17. The earlier match-up between Artemis and Team Japan saw the crews ripping loose fairings from their vessel and tossing them overboard, as their chase boats picked up the pieces behind.
What do you think - did Curry make an intentional obscene gesture or was he honest about his explanation? When a reporter asked Curry about his celebration after the game, Steph denied that he was truing to disrespect the Cavs, per The Score's Chris Walden .
Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with 35 points. As would be expected, Cleveland has come out flying in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Kyrie Irving knocked down seven of Cleveland's 24 3-pointers - one of their three Finals scoring records - and had 40 points as the Cavs stopped Golden State's 15-game postseason winning streak and lived to see another game.
Martin Truex Jr . (78) leads cars through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. Brad Keselowski skidded through the oil, as if his No. 2 Ford had hit a patch of ice, and piled into the back of Elliott's auto, destroying both machines.
The Rock Falls native gave up seven runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings of work in his second career Major League Baseball start, but got a no decision after the Royals rallied for a 9-7 win. Cheslor Cuthbert , Alcides Escobar and Torres - hitting 7-8-9 - contributed six hits and six RBIs, and got things started in the second inning off Diaz.
Pulisic may still be just a teenager, but every time he steps onto the pitch for the USA he shows us once more why he's probably the national team's best player. Pulisic's confidence is so high that after the game he guaranteed that the USMNT would beat Mexico in Mexico City on Sunday. "We're really confident going into that game and we'll come out with a win there too".