If needed, the series would then alternate between Golden State and Cleveland for the final three games of the best-of-seven series on June 12, 15 and 18. But why does James have to be compared to Jordan? It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs. "It's just my personal goal to keep me motivated".
It was Sato's first Indy 500 win. "We only needed one to come through". Castroneves finished second, followed by Ed Jones , Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan . Sato went through all the usual post-race traditions, drinking the milk and kissing the bricks and snapping pictures in his auto. On ABC before the race, Karen Pence predicted that James Carpenter, a family friend, would win the race.
Dixon's auto struck the vehicle of Jay Howard , who had slid into the outside wall and then careered back across the track. Dixon somehow walked away from a terrifying crash that ripped the rear of his auto off. Update: Dixon has been checked, cleared, and released from the infield care center. "I'm glad everyone is ok - it was a wild ride for sure". "We were just out there trying to pick up some laps and Hunter-Reay got a run on me", Howard said.
Real Madrid need just a draw from their last game of the season in order to be crowned Champions of the La Liga following their 4-1 win away against Celta Vigo . James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata, Isco, Lucas Vazquez , and 21-year-old phenom Marco Asensio have all played vital roles in the club's domestic league success.
Once the sting of the loss to the Cavs wears off, the Celtics' 2017 playoff run will be remembered for Isaiah Thomas' valiant performance while coping with the death of his sister, a spectacular game 7 win over the Wizards, and a miraculous comeback win in game 3 against the Cavs.
Forward LeBron James finished with 34 points, six assists and five steals while forward Kevin Love added a double-double, 17 points and 17 rebounds for Cleveland. Thomas, who has not played since the first half of Game 2 due to a re-aggravated hip injury , has tried to be a part of the team process as much as possible.
On an individual level, LeBron James has a solid chance in Game 5 at becoming the all-time National Basketball Association leader in postseason scoring. Amir Johnson could also return after missing Game 4 with a shoulder sprain. When Boston started the third quarter with a jolt of energy, Irving quickly resurrected his ballhandling mixtape tribute act from the second half of Game 4, blowing by a variety of defenders to score 13 points in the period.
Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from MMA last month following his loss to Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. With a win over a top three ranked competitor, Gustafsson will be in line for a third opportunity to capture UFC gold against the victor of Cormier and Jon Jones at UFC 214 .
He shrugged off a 65-minute rain delay before the game and struck out the side in the opening inning. Hendricks allowed five hits while walking nobody and striking out five. "He's shown it in the past, but tonight he had command of it". The only Cub with a better record at home is Jon Leiber who won 13 games during the 2001-02 season.
He took just three shots and didn't attempt a free throw in the fourth quarter. They remain undefeated in the playoffs, while Cleveland suffered their first loss of the postseason in Game 3. After blowing a 21-point second-half lead, Cleveland left the building as embarrassed as the Celtics were after Game 2 when they were trampled by 44 points at home.
The match lasted just under one hour and thirty minutes. Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov coasted past France's Stephane Robert 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to register his first win in Paris in four years. "I'm glad it's still there, still in the mind, still in the hand". "And the expectations from me also are really big because I know what I can do and what I did previous year".
Big Ballers features Ball's son, LaMelo, who scored 15 points. It didn't take long for footage to drop and it showed LaMelo Ball struggling badly as he did a bunch of ball hogging, minimal passing, shooting air balls or just flat out bricking awful shots.
Cleveland's offense has been even better than the Warriors' in the postseason, but Golden State has been superior in transition. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates after sinking a three point shot during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics , on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston .
Game one of the NBA Finals takes place at the Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland on Thursday , 1 June (02:00 BST on Friday). James has three National Basketball Association titles while Jordan has six . "Because I think we saw it first hand, especially in these home games ". Lue knows the Cavs are facing a hard task, one made tougher with the addition of the versatile Durant, who can score down low, from the perimeter and free-throw line.
While Alonso has certainly has certainly helped increase his own popularity by participating in the Indy 500, Boles feels that he has also done wonders for the worldwide recognition of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy 500. "The more laps you do around here, the more you learn", said Chilton, who finished 15th as an Indy 500 rookie in 2016 and will start in that spot in this year's race .
After ousting Boston , James was full of praise for Jordan, saying His Airness was "almost like a god" to him when he was growing up. He quickly flashed one finger as he backpedaled down the court. Just six other players have made it to at least that many in a row, and they all were part of the Celtics' dynasty, which spanned the 1950s into the 1960s.
Vettel's 45th career win was the German's third in six races this season. Daniel Ricciardo finished third for Red Bull in the provisional race classification ahead of Mercedes star Valtteri Bottas in fourth. Raikkonen kept his answers short after the race and was unable to offer an explanation as to why his team put him at such a disadvantage with the timing of his pit stop.
Plus, we had some set-up problems in practice two - so not the easiest weekend. Jenson Button's poor weekend in the auto continued early as he and Pascal Wehrlein pitted early and almost collided very early to put the pair well behind the rest of the pack.
Three weeks shy of her 37th birthday, the American star, who made her debut in the French capital in 1997, kicks off her latest campaign against China's Wang Qiang . This was her first match in the French Open main draw, and what a stage and an opponent to face. Makarova, now ranked 40 after reaching a career high of eight, was a double break ahead again for 3-0 in the second set.
And now they will be without Ryan Johansen for the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs due to injury . Forsberg's line produced Nashville's only 5-on-5 goal of the game. Anaheim's collection of veteran stars and up-and-coming talent will have to win back-to-back elimination games to avoid crashing out in the conference finals for the second time in three years.
For him and the Cavs , it's merely motivation to fuel them as they enter the NBA Finals . Let's be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals . While it has occurred once in America's three other main codes, each instance took place in condensed competitions more than 60 years ago, before those games opened their doors to athletes of every race and nationality.
Tomorrow I will just be driving around in whatever position. "I think Lewis also struggled with that and had some traffic in Q2". "Obviously, it's great", said a mumbling and taciturn Raikkonen afterwards, showing little emotion. An impressive Jenson Button posted the ninth best time on his return to Formula One action, but he will start from the very back after he was dealt a 15-place grid penalty following a series of changes to his Honda engine.
Sebastian Vettel stood out last season for his furious rants more than his slick driving. Angry, moving 25 points clear of Lewis Hamilton and in serious contention for a fifth title. However, echoing the post-race views of his Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner, Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff believes Ferrari's pitwall could not have known before pitting Raikkonen that the "overcut" would prove so powerful for Vettel.
The franchise is now at a crossroads with respect to its present and future. But it can't all be sunshine and lollipops. Cleveland , which seemed sleepy at times in the regular season, went 12-1 in the Eastern Conference playoffs that ended with a win over Boston on Thursday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers , fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James , powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday. Magic averaged 26.2 points, 13.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds en route to winning Finals MVP. Here's what we learned from the Eastern Conference Finals clinching win.
The Warriors , who beat Cleveland for the title in 2015, swept the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals and host game one of the championship series in Oakland next Thursday. So why is LeBron James the underdog and why have the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers been picked by so many analysts and experts to lose this series to the Golden State Warriors? But there's also a clear respect level between the clubs as well.
Brown said Alonso's focus, however, is strictly on Sunday's race and nothing more. "He's done incredible and to win the race he's going to be one of the guys you're going to have to beat", Dixon, a four-time IndyCar Series champion, said.
While another NBA Finals loss would certainly hurt LeBron's legacy, you could certainly argue that a win would mean much more than a loss would hurt. Victory secures a seventh consecutive NBA Finals for James, winning two titles in four appearances with Miami Heat between 2011 and 2014, before returning to home-town team Cleveland .
Conte has revealed this season that he struggles to sleep after defeats, and admitted that the loss to Arsenal stayed with him. "In that case, I was good but also I was lucky to pick the best formation, to start with different players and then to understand the right moments to change things".
The initial injury forced him to miss only two regular season games until he aggravated it during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Washington Wizards last week. Also, the Cavs have won outright six of their last 10 postseason games when they were road underdogs. With the unblemished Warriors waiting, James opted to douse them in accolades rather than cast any barbs.
The Briton, last year's victor in Monaco , had produced a 1:13.425 effort in the morning, when Vettel had to settle for second best. "It has been a problem for us this weekend", he said. "Obviously it is best place to start for tomorrow but doesn't guarantee anything for tomorrow", Raikkonen said. Jenson Button , back in the McLaren cockpit this weekend with Fernando Alonso set to tackle the Indianapolis 500, finished 12th, fractionally slower than his team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne.
No, what I want is to win the next game. "It's down to the board members if I am the right man to lead this club further", the 67-year-old Frenchman said. I believe there's a difference to being criticised and being treated in a way that human beings don't deserve to be treated and I will never forget that.
An insatiable Cristiano Ronaldo fired Real Madrid to a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo yesterday to take Zinedine Zidane's side three points clear at the top of La Liga and within touching distance of winning a first league title in five years.
So you have to appreciate it. "Honestly, I don't really care who we play", Lacob said, per The Mercury News, after the Warriors swept the Spurs . At the very moment where the clock ran out in that series , the person James was embracing was Durant - telling the then-Thunder star, his off-season workout partner at the time , how proud of him he was.
Even this year will serve me well in the future. Meanwhile, Watford manager Walter Mazzarri played down what appeared to be a confrontation between team-mates Stefano Okaka and Troy Deeney towards the end of the match. I've made a lot of progress. Batshuayi was rewarded for his title-clinching goal at West Bromwich Albion on Friday with a first league start in Chelsea blue and it was after he had seen a shot deflected wide that the hosts took a 22nd-minute lead.
We won the Community Shield. The defeat ends all hope of Manchester United qualifying for the Champions League through the Premier League with Mourinho making eight changes for the trip to London . "Nobody can play two big competitions with 15 players and this is what we have at the time ". "Because of my respect for [Tottenham], I didn't rest more people", said Mourinho, whose side visit Southampton on Wednesday.
I want to win the cup for my club. Indirectly, I'll be happy if we do. It is not the first time Wenger finds himself looking to the world's oldest cup competition for solace, with the FA Cup having enabled him to apply silver finishes to the season in both 2014 and 2015.
The three-pointer put the Cavaliers up by 32 points. James spoke Thursday (Friday Manila time ) during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers play the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals . Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavs, now 11-1 in the postseason. Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. "It doesn't matter to me", James said.
It was an uncharacteristically passive performance by James. Irving was able to stay on the floor and finish the game, scoring a career playoff-high 42 points. "No blame. We're all to blame", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday (AEDT), a day after his team was stunned 111-108 by the Celtics. "He didn't shoot the ball well, and we still had a 20-point lead".
Jose Mourinhohas challenged the "fragile" members of Manchester United's squad to develop a winner's mentality after admitting they risk losing his trust amid his persistent struggles to understand players who do not share his own fierce will to win.