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Kevin Durant bashed for taking 'easy route' to NBA Finals
- June 08, 2017

SO focused are the Golden State Warriors on not repeating the mistakes that cost them last year's NBA Finals that they have not even discussed their shot at becoming the first team to go undefeated through the playoffs. "She told me every time I touch it, shoot it". Golden State's break-neck speed on offense has been a sight to behold. The best-of-seven series now shifts to Cleveland for two games, with Game 3 Wednesday. (more...)
NBA Finals Shift To Cleveland With Warriors Holding 2-0 Lead NBA Finals Shift To Cleveland With Warriors Holding 2-0 Lead
- June 08, 2017

After getting handled in Oakland the first two games of the series, the Cavaliers will bounce back and pull off a convincing win on their home floor. Durant topped 60 for the series in the third quarter of Game 2. How would they stake up against arguably the NBA's greatest player and his team? The Warriors won a league-best 67 games in the regular season, and are now 14-0 in the playoffs. (more...)
Monson: Don't hate these Warriors, own them Monson: Don't hate these Warriors, own them
- June 08, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been no match for the fast-paced Golden State Warriors through the first two games of the NBA Finals but insist they have no desire to slow things down when the series resumes on Wednesday. That four-turnover Game 1 from the Warriors remains shocking. He doesn't seek the spotlight - in fact, he often does his best to minimize his interactions with the media - and doesn't have the kind of eye-popping moments on a regular basis as his fellow Warriors all-stars. (more...)
Stephen Curry beats LeBron James with highlight-reel moves
- June 07, 2017

Trying to make them work for everything that they get". But the exchange is endlessly entertaining, especially considering the Warriors once lost seven straight games officiated by Brothers. "They play well at home", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "They're just kind of boneheaded plays that you are just like, 'Oh, man, we can be better.' Whether they're speeding us up or whether they're getting in our chest or challenging us, we need to hit back". (more...)
Andy Murray in French Open quarters
- June 07, 2017

He was still struggling with the effects of an elbow injury that halted his USA hard-court spring causing him to withdraw from his more favoured Miami. Murray and Soares were the highest seeds left in the tournament and had harboured hopes of adding Roland Garros to their Australian and US Open trophies from a year ago. (more...)
Does Wonder Woman give women enough to cheer? Does Wonder Woman give women enough to cheer?
- June 07, 2017

She will also look forward to reuniting with Gal Gadot and the rest of the filmmaking team. On Friday Katie Couric tweeted a video of the Wonder Woman star in which she asked, "Now they asked me who would win, Wonder Woman or Thor? ". (more...)
NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998
- June 06, 2017

While last year's Warriors team was an incredible one that set the NBA record for regular-season wins with 73, they of course came up short in the NBA Finals to the Cavs. Another hint that King James didn't let the Game 2 loss shake him, was his post-game interview on June 4. Now, a missed call on one drive to the hoop is not even close to being the worst of Cleveland's problems - losing games one and two by a combined 41 points proves that beyond a doubt. (more...)
Laviolette asks Preds' fans not to throw anything onto ice
- June 06, 2017

The Penguins held an optional skate Monday morning and most players opted out. He led Penguins forwards in shot blocks this season with an average of over four blocks per game . They feel the puck and we haven't had the success that we would like here in this early part of the series. "I have no room". "I have the puck for like one second. (more...)
Klay Thompson shows his value as defensive stopper in NBA Finals Klay Thompson shows his value as defensive stopper in NBA Finals
- June 06, 2017

Lebron James was the star for the Cavs as he had a triple double but he couldn't get enough help to steal a game in Oracle Arena. STANDOUT PERFORMER: Though Durant anchored the offense and had a mammoth game overall, Thompson's reemergence as a scorer also proved a difference-maker for Warriors . (more...)
NBA Finals appetizer: Relive one of the great moments in league history
- June 06, 2017

James has been even better, putting up 32.5 points on almost 57 percent shooting, and adding 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game. Golden State has swept their first three playoff opponents and has cruised to a win in nearly every game. Smith. Playing at Oracle Arena might give the Warriors a slight edge, but they have proven to be vulnerable at home. For Game 1 on Thursday , the Warriors are listed as seven-point favorites over the Cavaliers with a 225.5 point total. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo feels youthful after latest Champions League triumph Cristiano Ronaldo feels youthful after latest Champions League triumph
- June 05, 2017

His impact was not lost on Juventus manager Max Allegri, who highlighted the role Ronaldo played in Real's victory amid his frustration at falling short of what would have been a treble for the Italian club. The ball did not touch the ground between leaving Bonucci's boot and hitting the net. The Blancos have been the dominant force in European football over recent years, claiming three continental crowns in four seasons - including history-making back-to-back successes in 2016 and 2017. (more...)
Predators coach refuses to discuss possible goalie change Predators coach refuses to discuss possible goalie change
- June 05, 2017

If that happens, who then wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player in the playoffs? - I used to be a huge NBA fan... but this year's NBA Playoffs have been nearly completely unwatchable... The Omaha-born forward's 12 goals in the playoffs lead the Penguins and is a new postseason record for an American rookie. While Matt Murray at the other end of the ice has held the Penguins together with his spectacular saves and calm demeanor, Rinne might be the lone reason why the ... (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating Cleveland Cavaliers try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating
- June 05, 2017

Thompson played a mixed role in Game 1, watching Irving and at times defending against LeBron James , Kevin Love and JR Smith . The Cavs put up a better fight in Game 2 and come close to the original seven-point spread (it's gone up since Game 1). (more...)
NBA Finals Cavs try to adjust on both ends after drubbing
- June 05, 2017

You have to be physical. Featuring two dominant teams - the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers posted a previously unheard-of 24-1 playoff record entering the Finals - this year's event could be a battle of epic proportions, or a complete blowout because the Warriors are just that good. (more...)
Game 2 of Cavs-Warriors starts like track meet Game 2 of Cavs-Warriors starts like track meet
- June 05, 2017

The Cavaliers wore the black jerseys in Games 5 and 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, when Cleveland won both games at Oracle Arena to help complete its rally from a 3-1 deficit. "I wouldn't be in this if I was thinking one game ". Then our ball movement and our flow allows everyone else to get baskets as well. "I just think about the game plan; I think about the matchups and things that we can do better", James said. (more...)
Champions Trophy: England opt to field against Bangladesh in opener Champions Trophy: England opt to field against Bangladesh in opener
- June 04, 2017

England have never won a major International Cricket Council one-day international tournament but entered this edition of the Champions Trophy with high hopes after a resurgence in the 50-format following their woeful first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup. (more...)
Real Madrid win Champions League
- June 04, 2017

The first Champions League final to be played beneath a closed roof saw Juve hit their heads against a familiar ceiling as they missed out on a chance to complete the first Treble in their history. I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half. "It was a good decision by me and by the coach, and I'm very happy with how it turned out", Ronaldo said. (more...)
England produce highest run chase to open Champions Trophy England produce highest run chase to open Champions Trophy
- June 04, 2017

Opener Tamim Iqbal struck a superb 128 for Bangladesh and Mushfiqur Rahim added 79 as they finished on 305-6 from their 50 overs - Liam Plunkett the pick of the England bowlers, taking 4-59. Laxman said that skipper Virat Kohli will be depending on these two bowlers due to their current form and the pace-friendly conditions in England which will host the Champions Trophy from June 1 to 18. (more...)
Meet your NBA Western Conference Champions: Golden State Warriors Meet your NBA Western Conference Champions: Golden State Warriors
- June 03, 2017

Much of the talk in the 2017 NBA Finals has been about LeBron James's quest to eclipse Michael Jordan as the greatest basketball player ever and Kevin Durant's search of his first title. He plays, his team wins, he gets enough fame and more than enough money; all seems pretty right in his world. Brown has been coaching the Warriors since Game Three of the first-round play-off series at Portland, with Kerr assisting at practice and from the locker room before and during games. (more...)
Chris Sale has his worst game of the year against White Sox
- June 03, 2017

That's not ideal, but I hope he keeps that pace up exactly, mostly because it'll make people's heads explode. Perhaps most importantly, the White Sox finished with a losing record in each of the last four years. The left-hander also pitched well in his previous start, striking out 11 over six innings in a 6-2 victory against Texas. "There were a couple blips on the radar amongst a lot of really good times". (more...)

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