The Warriors used a 28-4 flurry in the second quarter to take a lead they never relinquished, then relied on the scoring of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry down the stretch to hold off the Cavaliers en route to a 129-120 victory Monday night, claiming their second National Basketball Association championship in seasons.
The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday to take their second title in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the play-offs. In our opinion, fully deserved. But you don't concern me. "They're going to be the highest favourite we've ever had going into a season, any team in any sport", Jeff Serman, an odds maker at the Westgate SuperBook, was quoted as saying by ESPN .
England , who are the table toppers having registered a comfortable eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the opening match at the Kennington Oval, will look to clinch second successive win to seal the semi-final spot in the eight-team marquee event.
Trump as of yet has not invited the Warriors to the White House , but it's hard to imagine they'd accept an invitation if one did come their way. Iguodala, as well as Curry and coach Steve Kerr , have been criticizing the Trump administration in past months. In light of past statements by Warriors players and coaches, observers widely anticipate that the team will skip a White House visit with Trump.
Dustin Johnson's having a busy week - his fiancee, Paulina Gretzky , gave birth on Monday. and then he flew out to Wisconsin for the USA open on Tuesday - and it's all part of the family plan. Johnson enters the tournament as the world's top-ranked golfer. The Coastal Carolina alum said he slipped on a few steps wearing socks in his rented home in Augusta.
Next up for the Lions are the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua on Saturday, and Gatland always said he would field a majority Test standard XV for that clash. But he says there was no way he was going to miss the match against the Lions. "In the end, that probably helped us win the game because we took that away from them and got to play a bit of footy".
England have endured plenty of limited-overs anguish in major tournaments over the years but they have a golden opportunity to claim a first ICC Champions Trophy on home soil. India vs Pakistan is always a big game for cricket fans in India and Pakistan , and across the world. In reply, India were 129 for 3 in 26 overs, when rain stopped play but they were comfortably ahead of the Black Caps as per Duckworth-Lewis par score of 84 after 26 overs.
Newcastle are scheduled to play Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on New Year's Day . With the Europa League the priority, United threw away points in the final months of the season, with weakened teams winning just one of their final six league matches.
The Red Devils will then hit the road to take on Swansea in Wales before a tricky tie against 2015/16 champions Leicester City awaits a week later. Arsene Wenger's Gunners have a chance to show their top-four credentials in week three when they visit Anfield to face Liverpool .
James blocked 3-pointer. Love missed 3-pointer. A win would allow the Warriors to celebrate on their home floor after clinching the 2015 title in Cleveland . The Cavs fought until the end. The odds are heavily in favor of the Warriors running off a devastating dynasty. The league continues to try to use the leverage of the collective bargaining agreement - salary caps and incentives - to get superstar players such as Durant to stay with their teams .
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif ., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Cavaliers got off to a sizzling start after ripping the Warriors, 137-116 in Game 4 to extend the series. Cleveland's inability to give the Warriors much of a fight has already sparked talk that James, who left the team in 2010 for Miami before returning four years later, could consider ...
Steph Curry - after taking some criticism previous year for his Finals performance - closed things out this time with 34 points and 11 assists . "I left everything I had out on the floor every single game for five games in this Finals, and you come up short".
Detroit double-header race victor Graham Rahal also survived the many skirmishes throughout the race to finish P4 for RLL Racing, ahead of Gabby Chaves who crossed the line a very respectable fifth for Harding Racing in only their second race.
After their talks at the Elysee Palace, the two leaders watch a France-England football match that will honor victims of extremist attacks in both countries. Les Bleus , however, did not have long to wait for a leveller as Barcelona centre-half Umtiti slotted a first worldwide goal beyond Tom Heaton after the Burnley stopper had parried a towering header from Arsenal hitman Olivier Giroud .
In the 47 ODIs since their World Cup exit, England have posted 25 centuries, compared to 22 from 88 matches during the previous four years. Likewise, England's overall ODI record against Pakistan is also better as so far they have faced each other 81 times , out of which former won 49 matches while latter grabbed victory in 30.
World Health Organization are the top earners at Manchester United? Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer as Mourinho prepares for his second season in charge at Old Trafford - and a return to the Champions League.
Before Cleveland's 137-116 home victory in Friday night's Game 4, Golden State was a flawless 15-0 and had a chance to become the first National Basketball Association team to go unbeaten in the playoffs. Golden State took us for a ride. Kerr still found time to crack a joke on the stage afterward: "Well, we had very little talent, actually, it was mostly coaching".
Grand Rapids wins its second AHL title in five years, both coming at the expense of the Crunch, and both coming in six-game finals triumphs. Yanni Gourde scored twice for the Crunch, while Matt Taormina added one goal and one assist. Winning in front of the fanatical Grand Rapids home crowd was extra special. Gourde took a few strides to his left, and with Coreau diving to get into position, Gourde fired the puck into a vacant net at 14:09.
England's top order collapsed as Pakistan bowlers consistently mounted pressure over batsman to set a target of 212 for them to chase. England's batting line-up, boasting the likes of Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morga, Ben Stokes and Jos Butler, has looked to be in an impressive form but is expected to face a stern test against the Pakistan bowling attack.
Spurs suffered a 1-0 defeat to West Ham in May which effectively killed off their chances of winning the Premier League . Her comments even prompted the club to complain to Sky. I love football, always have, always will, banter is fun, abuse is not whoever/whatever/wherever #respect. I said the game was a bottle job. Riley was subsequently absent from the following week's edition of Friday Night Football , and it has now been announced that she is departing the show all-together.
Money and egos aside, the Warriors blended beautifully from the day Durant first walked into team headquarters. "I was anxious, I was jittery". Durant was in tears as he did that interview with his mother Wanda just steps away beaming with the kind of pride only a mother can understand.
The Indian batsmen remained focussed despite the rain breaks with Rohit Sharma (91 off 119), Shikhar Dhawan (68 off 65), Kohli and Yuvraj rising to the occasion in a game reduced to 48-overs-a-side affair. They finished on 164 in 33.4 overs with injured last man Wahab Riaz unable to bat in the lopsided contest. Former captain Sourav Ganguly, also a part of the chat, echoed Harbhajan's sentiments on the one-sided match.
Crosby , who was widely considered the heir to Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky , silenced any remaining critics by helping his Pittsburgh Penguins become the first team in nearly 20 years to repeat as National Hockey League champions and picked up a second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP as well.
The current run rate is around 4.15. Suddenly, the chase was no longer a cruise. Nonetheless, the likes of Tamim Iqbal who hit a century and followed it up with a 95 in the first two games of the tournament, and Mushfiqur Rahim who scored a fifty against England helped the team punch above weight.
The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to regain the NBA Championship with a 4-1 series win. To win his first championship, Durant had to go through the game's greatest player in Cavaliers forward LeBron James , who he defended for most of the five games.
But a Durant dunk about four minutes into the second sent the sold-out hometown crowd into a frenzy. The singular talents of Curry, Green and Thompson fit together without diminishing one another. As their series against the Cavaliers wore on, the Warriors found themselves fending off more than just the Cavaliers . "Everybody for the last 10 years knew how good he was but until you break through and win that first championship there's still something there".
The Penguins captain has earned three Stanley Cups , two Olympic gold medals, a World Cup title, a world championship and world junior title. Chicago Blackhawks center Tanner Kero (67), and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Chad Ruhwedel (2), during the first period of their game at the United Center on March 1, 2017 in Chicago.
Turned out he could, and he did, as masterful as at any time. As always at Roland Garros , Nadal stood head and shoulders above his competition. Call it a flawless 10. The Spaniard's only two losses have come to Robin Soderling in 2009 and Djokovic in 2015. Well, he sure proved to be precisely that Sunday, when the conditions were exactly to the liking of a guy who grew up on the island of Mallorca.
Wednesday night's win ran the Warriors' record in the 2017 NBA Playoffs to a spotless 15-0, making them the first team in NBA Playoff history to win their first 15 games in a single postseason. But in the second half the Cavs seemed to revert to the slowed-down, ball-control offense they utilized to great success in The 2016 Finals, and the Cavs won the third quarter 33-22.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has a legal situation to address, as it was reported Tuesday that he's been accused of tax fraud by Madrid's regional state prosecutor . The Real Madrid star and Portuguese worldwide who scored twice on Friday night in a 3-0 against Lativa in a World Cup qualifier is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros from 2011 to 2014.
This was a crushing blow to the Melbourne Storm, Queensland Maroons , Australian Kangaroos, and of course most of all, Billy Slater . He said Thaiday , aged 33 and having played 29 games for Queensland , was naturally disappointed but knew the need for renewal in a side that spent much of game one taking three steps backwards to go one step forward.
Josh Jackson's presence at the Lakers' practice facility Tuesday afternoon was another indication the Lakers mostly liked what they saw during Jackson's private workout last week in Sacramento. seem to be improving. Earlier this month, ESPN's Chad Ford reported that while the old Lakers front office led by Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak were "fans" of Ball, the new administration is rooting for both Jackson and De'Aaron Fox since the team is desperate for defensive-minded players.
Roma have been long admirers of Moreno and they have managed to snap up the centre-back, who has put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract at the Stadio Olimpico, for an undisclosed fee. "This is a central defender with a lot of global experience, and he perfectly fits the profile we were looking for". Moreno played for Mexico at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, helping them win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2011.
The Swedish worldwide will have to partner probably with Bailey who is also a very aggressive and strong defender. The Swede has won three league titles along with three domestic trophies in Portugal, and was a mainstay in the Sweden side that won the European Under-21 championship in 2015.
They also have killed 24 of 25 penalties in the Stanley Cup Final . On Thursday night, the Penguins had the game in the bag before they even broke a sweat. They lead the Predators 3-0 after 20 minutes. But, just as he did during previous year playoffs, he's been leading the team, in general. NASHVILLE, Tenn.