When the Cavs left him unguarded on the perimeter, Durant hit 3-pointers."There were certain points where they were getting hands on balls, deflections, and being first to the 50-50 balls".After nearly a week of no basketball action, the NBA returned for the much anticipated Golden State Warriors vs.
What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors . Set aside the hyped-up Cavs-Dubs rivalry, constant talk of the trilogy, Part III. They may also have drawn the eye of Warriors star Kevin Durant . This team, playing against the Warriors , you just can't play hard. And had the Warriors been able to win the 2016 NBA Finals in five games - remember, they had a 3-1 lead- he might have been the pick past year, too.
Ronaldo swept in Real's opener and alertly prodded in their third - Casemiro's deflected effort and a late Marco Asensio effort capped off an emphatic win as the Spanish champions clinched La Duodécima. Just three minutes later, it was 3-1 to Madrid, with Luka Modric's pull back dinked home by Ronaldo after a superb run from the Portuguese goal-machine.
Now it's June and the NBA Finals are here, having gone where they never have gone been before - a trifecta rematch between defending champion Cleveland and Golden State. Anything less than a maiden National Basketball Association championship this year for Durant, a former MVP himself, would be a massive disappointment but the eight-times All-Star is not allowing himself to get caught up in the big picture.
The Cavs were shredded in transition (27 fast-break points for the Warriors ) and in the paint - where Golden State poured in 56 points. All the NBA Finals talk Friday morning on social media is about Kevin Durant's apparent stare down with singer Rihanna , who was sitting courtside.
Warrior center Zaza Pachulia , hoping to become the first player from the nation of Georgia to win an National Basketball Association crown, did offer some love for Rihanna's sound. When J.R. Smith was asked if the Cavs would "dirty-up the game", he referenced Draymond Green's suspension in last season's Finals. "I know they are watching film and something for them is to keep me off the glass.
Elsewhere, 10th-seeded David Goffin stopped playing after turning his ankle when he tripped on a tarp at the back of the court in the first set against Horacio Zeballos; No. Nadal recovered to win the point, and sent a brief look down the other end of the court as if to say, you're going to need more than that. Evergreen Venus Williams remains in contention for a shot at a maiden French Open crown, with a 6-3 6-1 third-round demolition of Elise Mertens.
Win or lose, they better play better than they did the final 40 minutes Saturday. The Penguins have now won three straight against the Predators and eight of the last 10 between the two. By the time the Predators mascot, Gnash, was rappelling down from the rafters just before puck drop, the seventh man was plenty ready for the biggest hockey game in the city's history.
England will learn from their early collapse in Monday's one-day global defeat to South Africa at Lord's, captain Eoin Morgan said ahead of their Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh tomorrow. "The bowlers were outstanding in the two games". Will the coach controversy affect the team? For every team, whenever a player puts on his country's shirt, he aims to give his best.
Nadal, who was forced to withdraw before last year's third round with a wrist injury, broke Paire eight times to brush aside the world number 45 in less than two hours. "Winning a big title just before coming here gave me a lot of confidence and I look forward to my next match ", Svitolina said. "Not only that but Francesca is a legend and I was very excited to play on Philippe Chatrier court with her", said Muguruza.
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While Junaid has also dismissed Kohli three times and has also bowled 21 dot balls in the 50-over format. Militants drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing Saturday night revellers on the street and in nearby bars, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30.
Murray vs. del Potro provided the most enticing matchup, a pair of past major champs providing high-quality play and intense competition. World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in Paris . "I'm starting to feel better". Murray said: "I expected a very tough match". "Today he won that tight set and then his opponent basically gave the match to him".
The emphatic nature of Madrid's victory removed some of the gloss from Mario Mandzukic's sensational equaliser for Juve, which cancelled out Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener. It's incredible. It's another wonderful season. Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon was crestfallen after seeing his Champions League dream snatched away.
So, as a Chelsea fan, I want to say at the bottom of my heart, thank you, Mr. John Terry , you were our Captain, Leader, Legend, and always will be. Chelsea claimed a Premier League-record 30 victories under the stewardship of Conte, including 13 in a row from October 1, to finish seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham.
Cleveland Cavaliers Finals matchup. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he was not contemplating any lineup changes for Game 2 of the NBA Finals . "There's no time to be disappointed", Irving said. Without Thompson hoarding extra possessions and the Warriors' defense holding Cleveland to just 34.9 percent shooting with 20 turnovers, the Cavs finished with 91 points, failing to crack the 100-point mark for the first time all postseason.
Casemiro and Marco Asensio were also on target after Mario Mandzukic's stunning overhead kick cancelled out Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener. Ronaldo netted the first and third goals as Real were crowned champions of Europe for a record-extending 12th time.
But, if you miss the ball and get clean bowled - a bug which plays the role of an umpire will come out of the ground to declare the decision. With a few players emerging from a disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign and injuries, defending champions India , who have unmatched pedigree on paper, are all set to defend their title in the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from June 1-18.
However, the Proteas were unable to fully accelerate and Du Plessis' edge behind from the impressive pace bowling of Nuwan Pradeep was the first of four wickets to fall for 43 runs. The Proteas captain removed Kusal Mendis by plucking a drive out of the air one-handed, and then expertly dived and threw in one movement to run out Dinesh Chandimal .
James added: "There's nothing that really needs to be said". "But one thing about us, it's all about us. I'll be better Sunday". They have already fallen 0-1 in the series. "They're obviously not going to turn the ball over as much". It underscores the difficulty of the proposition facing Cleveland now. Both teams watched film Friday but did not practice.
Gaudreau scored his second goal of the series on a terrific wrist shot to give Nashville the lead 2-1 in the second period. Hagelin, who has 108 career playoff games on his resume, has had a hard time sitting out in two of the biggest games of the season.
Ronaldo led Madrid to their first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958 by scoring 16 goals in his last 10 games of a memorable campaign even by his sky-high standards. "Let me congratulate my boys for what they've done this season", said Allegri, whose side were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 final in Berlin .
He passed away peacefully at his seaside home in Santa Cruz, California , with his family by his side, O'Neill's friends told KSBW news. In this September 7, 2006 photo, is Jack O'Neill, in Santa Cruz, Calif . He would later relocate his family to Santa Cruz, in 1959, opening a second shop there on 41st Avenue and built the O'Neill surf brand we know today, becoming the largest manufacturer of surf gear in the 1980s.
Over the course of the previous seven editions of the Champions Trophy , England has won 11 of their 21 matches and lost 10. "An update on a replacement for the seamer for the remainder of the tournament will follow in due course". The defending champions have been in imperious form in all formats of the game but have played most of their cricket at home in the a year ago travelling only to visit Zimbabwe.
Rick Barry and Clifford Ray, two key players from the 1975 National Basketball Association champions, laughed with the Warriors forward as they marveled over his 38-point, zero-turnover night against the Cleveland Cavaliers . I don't know about that. "That gives us a chance in any game". He's an efficient basketball player, a high-IQ guy, fits right into the mold of what we do here.
For years, the league has limited how players could celebrate following touchdowns, and for how long. According the league, over the last five seasons, 22 of the 83 overtime games lasted at least 10 minutes, meaning the outcome could have been altered in 26.5 percent of those overtime games with the new rules.
Vettel's success was Ferrari's first in the principality since seven-time champion Michael Schumacher triumphed in 2001. It was the 82nd 1-2 in the team's history and celebrated noisily by the tifosi who had thronged into the circuit overnight.
His second in Cardiff , to make it 3-1 in the 64th minute, put the result beyond Juventus and made him top scorer in this season's Champions League with 12 goals - one more than Barcelona's Lionel Messi . Substitute Juan Cuadrado's late dismissal, picking up a second yellow card for a late foul on Ramos (who arguably embellished the contact) was the final ounce of fight from a beaten Juve side.
Image via Wikimedia Commons. On Sunday, Sato became the first driver from an Asian nation to win the Indianapolis 500 race, tweeting, "thank you everyone for many messages!" The Denver Post has parted ways with writer Terry Frei after he shared an insensitive tweet following Sunday's Indy 500 win by Takuma Sato .
The Predators will need another strong performance at home this Saturday night to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins . The Predators remain without the services of Ryan Johansen and Kevin Fiala , and forward Colin Wilson did not participate in Games One or Two due to injury .
The Grand Slam tournament's 10th-seeded man stopped playing his third-round match against Horacio Zeballos of Argentina and was taken to the hospital after injuring his right ankle in the first set, when he fell while chasing a ball way behind the baseline at Court Suzanne Lenglen on Friday.
The last of three scheduled shows Sunday at the Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale, New York , is sold out. Ringling Bros . World's Greatest Shows was founded in 1884 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, by five of the seven brothers, and then merged with P.T.
Because Team New Zealand was the best placed challenger in the round robin , they had the right to choose their opponent in the semi finals - opting for Great Britain who they've beaten twice already this week. With the light winds in mind, America's Cup Race Management (ACRM) took the decision to shorten the racecourse which meant that a victory for the Japanese team, rarely looking in doubt, was confirmed sooner than perhaps expected, as they crossed the revised finish line over five ...
Mandžukić, who would have become the first ever Croatian football player to win the UEFA Champions League trophy with two different clubs, managed to get his name on the scoresheet with a stunning goal. Karim Benzema picked up possession and passed to Ronaldo. But within seven minutes, Ronaldo was shaking his head with a scowl after seeing an equalizer of individual brilliance.
Don't listen to all of the so-called "experts" who tell you that the Cavs are no match for the Durant-bolstered Warriors. His teams has arguably been an underdog in six of them. This year's average is only slightly lower than on the same day in 2016, when tickets sold the day before the finals for the series' first four games had an average price of $1,138.
By this point, Del Potro's spirit had been broken, and Murray raced to wrap up the match without dropping a game in the final set. "The first set was very, very important for me - in these conditions, slowing and heavy, to come back would have been hard if I had lost it", two-time Wimbledon champion Murray said after the match.
Judging by some of the pictures from the football hotbeds of Madrid and Turin, the respective sets of supporters didn't need any encouragement to celebrate European football's greatest match. 'I scored two goals, am the top scorer in the Champions League again, ' he said. Ronaldo's 104th Champions League goal never lasted long as Mario Mandzukic equalised with an unreal overhead kick in the 27th minute.
Brown has also been here before, ironically coaching LeBron James in his first finals appearance 10 years ago in 2007. That will make it hard for the Cavaliers to try to turn these games into the kind of physical battles they likely need them to be to make this series competitive - or, even more simply, to even find a way to routinely guard the Warriors , who seemed to be able to overwhelm the Cavaliers' porous defense nearly no matter what combination of players was on the court in ...
Mike Hoffman scored the victor and goaltender Craig Anderson came up big to send the Senators - who are trying reach the Cup final for the first time since 2007 - to a seventh game Thursday night at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena . "Whether we've lost or whether we've played well or not, they've given us everything they have". "We played a good game", captain Sidney Crosby said.
They are the only other team to meet the Warriors in the past three NBA Finals , and for a reason. This isn't the first time the two have had beef. "There's no way you're going to win a game with 20 turnovers against this team and on the road". As heavy favorites in the 2012 finals , Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat James and the Miami Heat by double-digits in Game 1 before losing the next four games .