But that wasn't enough. "They're the best I've ever seen", an upset Lue said Thursday night at the interview podium after the Golden State Warriors had recorded a resounding 113-91 victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals . Forget all the things that Cleveland did wrong offensively in Game 1, the poor shooting and the 20 turnovers and how the bench basically contributed nothing and how Rihanna got - and merited - more commentary from ABC's Jeff Van Gundy than J.R.
The Wales global was a second-half substitute on Saturday as Madrid claimed their second Champions League triumph in as many seasons with a 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff . Isco, who kept Cardiff-born Gareth Bale out of the starting line-up, described it as Real's best performance of the season as they outclassed Italian champions Juventus in the second half.
Maintaining a two-point lead over second place Greece, the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists travel to fifth place Estonia on Saturday (10 June), having beaten the hosts 8-1 in Brussels back in November. The Spanish champions are determined to upgrade Zinedine Zidane's squad after defeating Juventus in the Champions League final yesterday. "Honestly I do not know what will happen".
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant answers questions after Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. Then defensively, he spent the majority of the night on LeBron and giving him different looks. That changed dramatically - and so did the margin of the Golden State lead - when the Warriors had a pair of 3-pointers apiece in 13-0 and 13-1 third-quarter flurries that buried the Cavaliers .
Punches were thrown and landed by both Strickland and Harper. Giants reliever Hunter Strickland threw a 98-mph fastball that ended up hitting the hip of Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper . It's smart, but I think something else was at play here today. He should be thinking about wearing the ring home every single night. Nationals manager Dusty Baker knows better.
The next time the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox meet, summer will be winding down and football season will nearly be here. Price gave up just three hits and one run (coming on a solo shot from Manny Machado ) over his seven innings, striking out seven and walking just one.
Matt Holliday drove in both runs for the Bombers. A Tigers 10, White Sox 1: Jordan Zimmermann tossed six solid innings as Detroit used four home runs to overpower visiting Chicago. For all the disappointment Masahiro Tanaka has brought to the rotation, in Severino the Yankees have a young power arm who will lead this rotation for years to come.
The Warriors also got a great game out of Zaza and JaVale McGee , who were both able to grab offensive rebounds and were reasonably able to protect the rim on defense. There are no changes to the starting lineups from Game 1 for either team , which is not a surprise. For Golden state, it's Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant , Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia.
It got ugly in the scrum, but apparently everyone escaped with minimal damage. As his teammates flew over the dugout railing, Bumgarner stayed put, perhaps because the left-hander is still recovering after injuring his pitching shoulder and ribs in a dirt biking accident in April.
James scored just 11 points and committed six turnovers in Game 2 on Sunday night, when the Celtics overcame a 21-point deficit in the third quarter to pull off an upset the odds makers in Las Vegas said was the biggest in the National Basketball Association playoffs over the past 20 years.
England and Bangladesh have got proven set of skills but notably both the teams couldn't fair that well in the last match that they played ahead of the tournament. "We kept the file size fly-sized, and the result is our smallest interactive Doodle ever - even snail networks can load it in seconds.Whether you're enjoying the tournament at a snail's pace or bowling faster than the beat of a hummingbird's wings, here's hoping you hit it out of the park this summer!" But a tough draw means ...
Pontus Aberg's first career playoff goal was the decisive score as the Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Saturday. Game 6 goes Monday night in Nashville . "It's huge", said Forsberg, who has scored points in six straight games and has a series-leading four goals and five points. Johansen sustained a season-ending thigh injury in Game 4 that required surgery with an expected recovery time of two to three months.
According to Aldo, he agreed to terms for two fights earlier this year against top lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, only to have the opponents refuse to sign contracts for the matches. Keep making your payday, they tell us to go out there and fight out our contracts, go out there and make fights. Im not a champion because you dont like my personality? The acrobatic knockout showed that Aldo was more than just hype, this guy was as talented as they come.
Boris Becker, a six-time Grand Slam victor, left in December after three years as the 29-year-old's main coach. Djokovic said he had spoken with Agassi - touted strongly to be his next coach - on the phone in the last couple of weeks but there was no long-term commitment to the role.
After the set, a distraught Del Potro slumped over the net in agony for more nearly a minute. He remained there for several seconds, delaying the court-sweepers between-set duties. Not on speaking terms over a Fed Cup-related controversy, Caroline Garcia and Alize Cornet take their differences to court in the fourth round on Philippe Chatrier.
Djokovic and Thiem each recorded straight-sets victories at Roland Garros on Sunday, against Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Horacio Zeballos respectively, to set up a mouthwatering last-eight tie. "Physically I don't think it's going to affect me at all". But Nadal closed that door and was off the races, taking the last five games of the match .
Woakes, who bowled only two overs yesterday, was having a scan last night but the signs were that England will have to call up a replacement today. The statement further added that a replacement will be announced in due course. "He was chomping at the bit to play", he said. England's next game is against New Zealand on Tuesday in Cardiff, Wales. England have never won a major International Cricket Council one-day international tournament but entered this edition of the Champions ...
Although the 23-times grand slam champion has not played competitively since winning the Australian Open in January, she has been soaking up the Roland Garros atmosphere in Paris this week, watching sister Venus play and catching up with friends.
Truex led 233 laps in NASCAR's longest race of the season, but while he and other contenders pitted with 33 laps to go, Dillon stayed on the track and crossed the finish line on fumes for his first career win. The chain reaction occurred after metal debris from Jeffrey Earnhardt's auto flew into Elliott's vehicle causing his auto to catch fire. Harvick and Busch combined to lead all the laps to that point, but Truex was among the first to pit under green, and he gained time with a few extra ...
After being put into bat in overcast conditions, Amla consolidated for South Africa with his 25th ODI hundred and the fifth against Sri Lanka . Amla scored a measured 103 off 115 deliveries and shared a 145-run stand with Faf du Plessis (75) for the second wicket as South Africa recovered from a very slow start to score 299/6 in 50 overs in their Group B opener.
Philippe Coutinho has dropped the biggest hint yet that he is ready to turn down overtures from the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. "You have to make steps and the step is for us to be around the best teams in the world because we are at one of the best clubs in the world". It's about putting yourselves in those situations.
Zinedine Zidane described winning La Liga as a manager as "the happiest day of his life" after his Real Madrid side secured a 2-0 victory at Malaga to be crowned champions. In an on-pitch interview reported by Marca , Zidane said: "It was very important (to win the league)". Speaking after Real Madrid's La Liga title win on a Sunday, Isco confirmed he is staying at the Bernabeu despite speculation surrounding his future.
However, despite the speculation linking Bale with a potential summer transfer to Manchester United , Spanish football expert Balague has insisted that Rea Madrid do not want to sell the player. "Zidane considers him even better and more necessary than Isco, no matter how good he was in the Champions League final". There are new challenges ahead.
But, in an interview with TF1's Sunday morning programme Telefoot , Griezmann said: "The CAS sanction has come in". Atletico, together with city rivals Real Madrid , were in July 2016 banned from registering players for two transfer windows and also fined.
After being put in to bat, Rohit took his time to settle down but soon opened up his arms against a bowling attack which clearly lacked the depth to take the fight to one of the most accomplished batsmen in limited-overs cricket . We went with four seamers purely because we're playing Pakistan . Defending Rohit Sharma for his slow paced innings, Kolhi said, "Rohit was taking a bit of time, understandably so, because he was coming to worldwide cricket after a long time".
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be back in black for game two of the 2017 NBA Finals. Not to be outdone, the Cavaliers broke a record of their own... LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds. "I'm feeling better. I'm feeling more like I did at the end of the regular season.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland , Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. "We have to just do a better job of being direct with what we want to do", Lue said. Said Kevin Durant , "Well, if he's not making shots, he's still a respected shooter and nobody's going to give him open shots if he starts to miss".
Bacsinszky will move into the quarterfinals to face Kristina Mladenovic , who upset defending champion Garbine Muguruza earlier on Sunday. "So I came back and played a more versatile game". Williams, who turns 37 this month, earned all of those titles at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. Rafael Nadal railroaded compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in a fourth round performance that was also an emphatic statement.
The Warriors' newest star crushed his over/under totals in game 1 with 38 points - the total was 28.5 - and eight rebounds - oddsmakers set his total points and rebounds at 35.5. "Well, I'm pretty sure that won't happen tomorrow", he said with a grin. And Game 2 of the NBA Finals is starting like a 100-meter dash. The Cavaliers trio of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were good in Game 1, but they need other players like Tristan Thompson , JR Smith and Deron Williams to ...
Madrid also has Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in the attack, although there have been rumors of a possible transfer involving them in the near future. "The players have entered into the legend of Real Madrid and of football, as has our coach", said club president Florentino Perez , as he reserved special praise for Zinedine Zidane .
Top-ranked Andy Murray beat Juan Martin del Potro in a match much closer than the straight-set scoreline might indicate to reach the French Open's fourth round. Halep, the runner-up to Maria Sharapova in 2014, said: "It was a good match". Four women's matches didn't begin before the wet weather. These two players are similar in many aspects.
Ottawa has just five players remaining from that 2012 Game 7, but the Senators do have a handful of veterans who've experienced long playoff runs and series that have done the distance. Still, the Predators' legs will be as fresh as they can be, which is a rare luxury for games played into June. You just try to worry about what you can control, and that's how we prepare and how we play.
The Cavs can score. That isn't the issue. "That's what makes them tough". Cavs coach Tyronn Lue admits after the game that he's never seen a team as dominant as Golden State. It was deliberate send-up of Michael Jordan's embrace of the Larry O'Brien Trophy as a first-time champion. James has been normal great self. James had little help as Love got there late.
Williamson's departure heralded a mini collapse by the Kiwis as they lost the remaining six wickets over the next six overs. "They haven't got a big 145 (kph) plus bowler or a trick spinner that some of the other teams maybe do and we can target that and go after them".
The forward posted a picture to his 103 million instagram followers featuring a few of Ronaldo's boyhood friends, with Owls midfielder Semedo in there wearing what appears to be a signed Real Madris shirt. "What an incredible scene, the stadium is incredible and the city did an immaculate job in hosting such a great event", the Welshman, who picked up his third Champions League winners' medal, said as the celebrations began.
Yet two days on and the towering Argentine national hero, a former US Open victor whose career has been blighted by a wrist injury and a series of unfortunate ailments, was requiring his own comfort blanket after his spirit was broken and bruised by Andy Murray recapturing the opulent levels that make him the world number one he is.
Mattek-Sands, the 32-year-old American who was the 2015 doubles victor in Paris , refused to buckle when Kvitova went 4-2 ahead in the first set. Serena is on maternity leave, Petra Kvitova is in the early stages of her return from hand injuries and Victoria Azarenka is likely not to be fully back as she returns from the birth of her first child.
But just when he though could breathe easy at 13 under, Dufner pushed his tee shot right of the fairway on the hard 18th, and then the second horn sounded for another suspension of play. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he was 2-under thru 12 holes, outpacing bogeys at 4, 6 and 8 with birdies at 2, 5, 7, 10 and 12, when play was suspended the first time, trailing playing competitor Fowler by one.
James, who also maintains a home in northeast OH, and the rest of the Cavaliers are set to face the Golden State Warriors in a rematch of the last two National Basketball Association finals. "I really don't hear the noise. It really doesn't matter to me", he said, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst . I'm just here to play ball and compete for a championship.
With such good work in the field after Mumbai Indians , a trifle jaded after their Friday night win in Qualifier 2 over Kolkata Knight Riders, made a decision to bat at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium , the summit clash turned out to be a seat-of-the-edge thriller.