Sports James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scorer
Author: 0 James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scorer

And while those around the Celtics were saying these last few days that, hey, there are just three teams left playing and they're one of them, the C's are most definitely not one of the three best teams in the National Basketball Association.

Author: 0 Underdog Cavaliers insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

They have the wins and the statistics to make a case, more importantly, they also have a style of play being copied (even by college teams ) and is changing how the game is played. "I was pointing in the right direction into (Turn) One", said Sato, who was congratulated in victory lane by Franchitti. He played just 18 minutes in game two while playing through the lingering pain.

Author: 0 Japan's Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500

Castroneves finished 0.2011 seconds behind Sato , leaving him exactly 0.5601 seconds short of three more Indy wins. It was an aggressive attempt to pass that has been second-guessed plenty over the years (including this excellent feature published just a few days ago ).

Author: 0 Takuma Sato wins the 101st Indianapolis 500, holds off Castroneves

Driving an IndyCar , particularly for 500 miles at Indianapolis , is quite a challenge. "I went to the outside, but the tires were shot, and I would have hit the wall". "I knew that I could be as quick as anyone in an F1 vehicle, (but) I didn't know if I could be as quick as anyone in an Indy auto", Alonso said.

Author: 0 Alonso 'definitely' wants to return to Indy 500

Takuma Sato has won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 . "It was a fantastic race", Sato said after chugging half a bottle of two-percent milk. I really pushed it. "It's such a privilege to win here whether it was the first attempt or eighth attempt or you had a drama in the past, it doesn't really matter", said Sato.

Author: 0 Stokes Urges England to Take South Africa Form Into Champions Trophy

At least the good news was that other pieces of the jigsaw fell into place on Saturday with a return to his outstanding best from Jos Buttler and a brilliant last over from Mark Wood that snatched an unlikely victory. But South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis said the tourists were determined to avoid a repeat of the "silly mistakes" that had cost them dear in a 72-run reverse at Headingley on Wednesday.

Sports Celtics win National Basketball Association draft lottery
Author: 0 Celtics win National Basketball Association draft lottery

In fact, they even moved up one slot, securing the second overall pick in the draft. "I think sitting here right now with the No. 1 pick in the draft, the answer is obviously yes [this shows the value of patience], and sitting in the Eastern Conference finals , the answer is obviously yes".

Author: 0 Coca-Cola 600 halted by thunderstorms in Stage 2

Larson had hit the wall in practice, which didn't help his cause because it set his crew behind working on repairs. Larson's No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS bounced off the SAFER barrier, damaging the right side of the auto but not enough to require a backup Chevy.

Author: 0 Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

It is no secret that clay is Kerber's least favourite surface, and her 3-5 win-loss record on the red dirt this season (including Fed Cup) is testament to that. Williams, seeded 10, has played every year since 1997 with the exception of 2011 and despite her senior citizen status, she is still a contender at the Slams as her run to the Australian Open final in January proved.

Sports Conte frustrated by slow-starting Chelsea, and referee
Author: 0 Conte frustrated by slow-starting Chelsea, and referee

Diving is a terrible and very dishonest act in football and getting caught in a huge game like an FA Cup final could have a long time effect on Moses' career at Chelsea . "But I repeat, Moses is an honest player and if it is [a dive], I don't think he wanted to [cheat] the referee". But once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team.

Author: 0 'Injury-plagued' del Potro confirms French Open participation

This year Nadal has captured a 10th Monte Carlo Masters and 10th title in Barcelona; now the great Spaniard targets what many in the sport thought was impossible -a 10th Roland Garros . The Swiss sensation has never been as highly skilled on clay surfaces as he is on the grass at Wimbledon and the hard court of the U.S. Open, so it makes sense he wants to stay healthy and focus on those events .

Author: 0 Can Cleveland Cavaliers Defend Their NBA Championship Title?

Respected basketball analysts on sports talk shows said the LeBron must have thrown the game on objective so that the team would realize that they had gaping holes that needed to be patched. But there's also a clear respect level between the clubs as well. But otherwise, they've been among the NBA's 10 best players each year of this decade.

Author: 0 LeBron never believed he could eclipse Jordan

There is no need for investigations or hearings to know how we got here - the Cavaliers and Warriors facing off for the third straight time . No other team in National Basketball Association history - not the 85-86 Celtics , not the Showtime or Kobe-Shaq Lakers, and not the Jordan-led Bulls - ever reached such a margin.

Sports Stoke City offer Wayne Rooney mega money Man Utd exit
Author: 0 Stoke City offer Wayne Rooney mega money Man Utd exit

The former Everton youth now adds the Europa League trophy to an impressive haul accrued while at Old Trafford , which includes five Premier League titles, four League Cups, a FA Cup and Champions League. " Wayne is one of those players who loves to play week in, week out ". As a result, the 31-year-old has found himself behind the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford in the pecking order.

Author: 0 Warriors open as favorite over Cavs in NBA Finals

Cleveland blew out the Celtics 135-102 in game five to advance to the NBA Finals for the third straight year. "This is just great learning for all of us of how far we have to go". While Bron needed more games to reach the total points at 212 compared to Jordan's 179, he did so at a younger age and on fewer shots. The two-time All-Star was sidelined in Game 2 after aggravating a hip injury.

Sports Jose Mourinho: 'Antoine Griezmann deal out of my hands'
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: 'Antoine Griezmann deal out of my hands'

This season, Rooney has made 39 appearances for United, but had scored just eight goals - the lowest ever of his Manchester United career and the same amount as in his breakthrough campaign at Everton back in 2002/3. "But you never know what's going to happen in the future so you have to keep working hard for what comes next". The France worldwide has rated his chances of moving at "six out of ten" and restated his desire to win trophies at Atletico after winning the club's player of the ...

Author: 0 LeBron James seeks his own legacy in face of Michael Jordan comparison

I was anxious going into the Cleveland series and he was nowhere near himself in Game 1 or 2. THE Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals for the third straight season. For good reason, the Celtics haven't done as much switching later in the series. You've got [Kevin] Love standing out there, you've got the different shooters, J.R.

Author: 0 Knox wants to bring more Americans to Wentworth for the BMW PGA

The four-time major victor took a two-shot penalty and his 71 left him five strokes back. "I think it has become so much better". On the 12th hole, the South African told his playing partners that, as his ball was plugged, he needed to lift it to check it was his and, after doing so, then chipped in seemingly for an eagle three.

Sports IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti robbed at Indy Taco Bell
Author: 0 IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti robbed at Indy Taco Bell

Scott Dixon turned the fastest qualifying laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1996 to capture the pole position for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 . Franchitti is a three-time Indianapolis 500 victor who retired following a massive crash at the 2013 IndyCar race in Houston. Alonso's McLaren-Andretti Autosport team changed an engine following the morning practice, and he called the effort by the team wonderful.

Author: 0 LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan as NBA's greatest playoff point-scorer

The Warriors made the biggest move of free agency, adding Kevin Durant , and the defending champion Cavaliers still had the league's best player in LeBron James . "When you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan , it's nearly like a god, so I didn't ever believe I could be Mike", James said. "It's tough to say that we didn't expect it; we knew they'd be right there".

Author: 0 French Open 2017 highlights: Copil v Ramos-Vinolas

Djokovic recently split with long-time coach Marian Vajda and also ended a three-year relationship with six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker at the end of last season. "I love having Roger and Rafa back at the top of their games. He's a true gentleman and a philanthropist". His latest move was bringing aboard Andre Agassi as a coach for the French Open; they were out there practicing in Paris on Thursday.

Author: 0 Warriors listed as favorites to win NBA Finals

Irving added: "We need to hit adversity in order to grow". Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals .

Author: 0 Angelique Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat

History was made on the very first day of play at the Clay courts of Roland Garros in the French Open , but top-seeded Angelique Kerber would rather not be a part of it. "But it happened. I just went there and was fighting and tried to show my good tennis", she added. "I saw her in the locker room a couple of days ago", said Bethanie Mattek-Sands, an American qualifier who will face Kvitova in the second round after beating Evgeniya Rodina 7-5, 6-2.

Sports Cavaliers beat Celtics 135-102, reach finals
Author: 0 Cavaliers beat Celtics 135-102, reach finals

Cleveland jumped to a quick 14-5 lead and were up by 43-27 after the first quarter - posting a franchise record for points in a quarter of a play-off game . For a team that seems to live and die by the three, this team died by the three in Game 4. Cleveland can close out the series in Game 5 on Thursday at TD Garden in Boston .

Sports Petra Kvitova to play at French Open
Author: 0 Petra Kvitova to play at French Open

Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, had very little trouble in her return, beating 86th-ranked Julia Boserup of the United States 6-3, 6-2 in 74 minutes. Playing at Roland Garros also enabled the 27-year-old to get all the emotions of her comeback out of the way before the grass, where, in a wide open field, she will have expectations beyond merely being on court.

Author: 0 (NBA) LeBron surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader

Let's be real, the Cavs will make it to the NBA Finals to face the Golden State Warriors . "We all need to soak this up". 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. "We feel like we should be here, and we feel like we should be a championship-contending team". It was a continuation of the trend they started over the first two games of this series in Boston , as they jumped out to a huge lead, then coasted the rest of the ...

Author: 0 It's a 'threematch' for the NBA Finals

He's one of the innovators of small ball, a coach who seemed more comfortable with a point forward than a power forward, so it wouldn't have been surprising if he leaned Durant. He finished with 35 points and had the record to himself at 5,995. Yes, things could have turned bad after KD got hurt. Fan and commentators still wonder if the King and his knights will still be this locked in against the Golden State Warriors and their unrelenting "3-1 Revenge Tour" through these blowout NBA ...

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Michael Hussey puts England and Australia as favourites

Even if we close a (Test) series off, we want to close it without losing a game or drawing a game, if possible. "Biggest challenge is to not think that we are the defending champions", the Indian captain said. You have to go at least six years back if you want to find the team's new journey. "It would be wrong to think that this current bunch of cricketers is achieving everything", he continued.

Author: 0 Took risk of coming back to Chelsea, says Luiz

The defender continued: "I love the risk". I had a great life, I had a great credibility with the club. "He said to me: "You are the player I want in my team and to improve my team". "I spoke with him and we agreed we have to finish this great season by making it a fantastic season and there is only one way, to try to win, to celebrate, to drink a bit of champagne".

Author: 0 Lebron James surpasses Jordan

He finished the game with 35 points, booking his seventh straight finals appearance as the reigning champion Cavs wrapped up a 4-1 victory over the Celtics in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. In Game 5 against the Celtics on Thursday, James passed Michael Jordan as the leading all-time scorer in playoff history. He scored a total of 12 points within 6 minutes and 46 seconds that made it easier for the Cavs to beat the Celtis without Lebron James .

Sports Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title
Author: 0 Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title

Defending champion Spieth shot a bogey-free 65 after starting the day five adrift of overnight leader Webb Simpson . Langer also won the season-opening event in Hawaii and has 32 career senior victories. After birdies on the par-four 10th and the par-four 15th, Spieth was able to put some pressure on the leaders. "I wasn't thinking much of the deficit, I was just trying to play a good round of golf ".

Sports FRENCH OPEN '17: From Agassi-Nole to US teen, what to watch
Author: 0 FRENCH OPEN '17: From Agassi-Nole to US teen, what to watch

Novak Djokovic hopes his new partnership with tennis great Andre Agassi offers a fresh start as he launches his French Open title defence on Monday without a tour triumph since January. 1 Djokovic and tennis legend Agassi, making his coaching debut. But the 30-year-old refused to contemplate that the next fortnight will be straightforward.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers crush Boston Celtics to book title clash with Warriors

Before the game was over, James had broken the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list - racking up a career postseason total of 5,995 points and bumping His Airness Michael Jordan down to No. They beat Washington in seven games, including a Game 2 victory in which Thomas scored 53 points - one shy of the franchise playoff record. Lue said didn't deliver any inspiring speech to his players before practice.

Author: 0 Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major

Langer started with five straight pars in cool, misty conditions at Trump National Golf Club. Langer never led until the final six holes and what he had to say afterward is valuable advice for anyone playing competitive golf. Singh chipped within two feet, placing pressure on Langer to make his long putt. Singh missed another fairway and two-putted for par. Scott McCarron and Bob Estes tied for fifth.

Author: 0 Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500

In the intervening period of time , Indiana State's regular contention in the Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament had kept me away from Indy , so I let others cover the race. Louis TV during the race and have local radio spots here in Indy", he said. Dixon emerged virtually unscathed, except for a possible ankle injury.

Author: 0 LeBron not ready to think about Warriors: 'It's too stressful'

For their past few seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been a top team. Irving said he felt compelled to take over when James was stymied by foul trouble. Irving did not show any noticeable limp following the game as he walked down the hallway, stopping to hug and kiss friends and family following his performance.

Author: 0 Castroneves runs near-perfect race, ends 2nd again at Indy

Make no mistake, the two-time Formula One World Champion can absolutely win the Indianapolis 500 on debut. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso . Hildebrand finished 33.2191 seconds behind victor Takuma Sato of Andretti Autosports, who took the lead on Lap 195 and held off Team Penske's Helio Castroneves by.2011 seconds.

Sports TCU Baseball officially an NCAA Regional Host site
Author: 0 TCU Baseball officially an NCAA Regional Host site

Five other ACC member institutions did get chosen as host sites. The full list of 64 teams in the NCAA Postseason and their regional pairings will be announced live Monday at noon on ESPN2. Texas Tech (43-15) and TCU (42-16) hosted regionals past year on their way to the College World Series. Despite falling to Texas in the Big 12 tournament, it's still very likely that TCU winds up with a national seed, meaning that they'd host a Super Regional as well, should they reach that point.

Author: 0 Al Horford Says Cavaliers Are East's Team to Beat, Celtics Must Grow

The only problem: They have to wait another week before they get this thing going. "This is a high-powered team". For the first time in NBA history, two teams are meeting in the NBA Finals in three consecutive years. He's getting to be like Mike . "I don't care who you're playing, to make it to the NBA Finals , to win your conference finals, it's a big task", Brown said.