With their 15th straight win, the Warriors have the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major professional sports. In contrast, 6-foot-3 Stephen Curry had 13 rebounds, and is averaging almost 10 for the series. James has been prolific in reaching the finals, the only man to get two teams there 4 times, but has struggled to hoist the trophies. The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, criticized for leaving Oklahoma City last summer to chase a ...
From Barry Collier, who built the program, Butler promoted assistants Thad Matta , Todd Lickliter, Brad Stevens, Brandon Miller and Chris Holtmann . He then started his coaching stint in 1997 at Taylor University, a year later he became the assistant coach of Geneva College but subsequently went back to Taylor University in 1999 as an assistant coach.
We will find out in Game 4 on Friday night if the series really ended at the end of Game 3. The Cavs went the last three minutes and change in Game 3 without a bucket. "We just want 16 wins, it doesn't matter how we get there, but now we're in this situation, why not take care of business?" It's easy to forget now that he's one win from his first ring, but not long ago he had most of us reaching for the Kleenex while he tearfully accepted the NBA MVP award, thanking his mother for keeping ...
He added : "We won the league and if we want to achieve more, we have to improve and work more". There has been longstanding interest in him from Real Madrid , with Hazard admitting over the weekend that he "would consider" any offer, though he is settled with his family in Surrey and Chelsea are not interested in a sale.
Potentially... puck luck... and the goaltenders. He added his third assist on the first goal of the series from Phil Kessel , who had three points in the win. Ninety-one seconds into the game, Justin Schultz unleashed a blast from the point on the ensuing power play that deflected off Nashville's Austin Watson and tumbled into the twine.
Michael Schumacher's victory in 2001 was the Scuderia's last here, but the German took his second win in the principality after some blistering laps midway through the race. Team mate Kimi Raikkonen , on pole for the first time in nine years, lost out in the pitstops but secured a Ferrari one-two with Hamilton finishing seventh for Mercedes after starting 13th.
None of that improvement has mattered. Or that he's a threat to post a triple-double every night he steps on the court. The chances of the Cavaliers playing a ideal game are about the same chances Donald Trump has of winning a second term.
However, this was a trickier situation than a straightforward graduate transfer. UNC can not comment on players yet to formally sign with the school. It's unclear if the disagreement could lead to legal action, though Johnson references "my family's legal counsel" at one point in his letter. He said he appealed the school's position during a May 2 hearing and was soon granted permission to "immediately receive" a scholarship at another ACC school , though he was also told he must sit out ...
Whatever the Warriors would gain from one or two nights of basketball pales in comparison to the long term benefits of sweeping the Finals and submitting a claim to the title of greatest team of all time . He too often deferred to teammates who hoisted bad shots or even crappier threes. And that all started at the 3-point line. For the second straight game, the Cavs shot 27 percent from three.
The Pittsburgh Penguins jumped out to an early lead with three first-period goals and defeated the Nashville Predators 6-0 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night. It didn't help the Predators in the opening minutes as the Penguins controlled the play and drew the penalty. Crosby and Subban became tangled up behind the Nashville net late in the first period, with Crosby ended up on top of Subban.
PITTSBURGH (AP ) - Pekka Rinne's struggles in Pittsburgh have his Nashville Predators on the brink of elimination. Pittsburgh then scored on the ensuing power play, with Schultz one-timing a pass from Crosby that seemed to redirect off a Nashville player's stick on its way in.
The dynamic duo of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James were outstanding in defeat - combining for 77 points and almost willing the Wine and Gold to the victory. Not the Thunder with Durant, Westbrook, and Harden. "We made enough plays tonight to win the ball game, but they made a couple more". The margin of error against the Warriors is razor thin.
It's a Warriors team that now leads James' Cavs 3-0 in the 2017 Finals, with an opportunity to sweep and complete a historic 16-0 postseason tonight at 9 in Game 4 at Quicken Loans Arena. In fact, his window may be slammed shut. Ever since Durant chose to join Golden State last July, he's endured all sorts of slings and arrows. Golden State was down by six with three minutes left.
Neither the Pittsburgh captain nor the Penguins as a team were penalized for the act. The referees were occupied with action on the other end of the ice and didn't seem to notice or ignored Crosby keeping Subban down for so long. Instead, Crosby and Subban got matching two-minute minors, because Subban, when he was finally was able to get up, shoved Crosby. "He likes the attention and things like that".
Save for a pair of flurries (one at the end of the first period in Game 1, the other at the beginning of the third period in Game 2) Nashville has been every bit Pittsburgh's equal. Laviolette said it's sink or swim for the Predators, who have to win at least one game on the road. "We found a different level (in Game 4)", Crosby said.
In extra-time, the two tired sides battled hard and at the death, Nakhi Wells had a very good chance to seal it for Huddersfield , only to fire wide when he really should have done better. "We can give lots of people hope, smaller clubs that keep believing - you can achieve the impossible". "And like I said before, I still have a contract for another season, so at the moment I don't really want to think about what's going to happen".
Meanwhile, Costa began the Premier League season on fire, scoring seven goals in his first seven games - but the tone of his uneasy relationship with Conte had been set. A deal that would bring Costa back to Atletico was nearly done last summer but Atletico did not wait and they bought Kevin Gameiro instead meaning he stayed put at Chelsea .
A week ago, the Nashville Predators headed home down 2-0 to the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins . Sidney Crosby had three assists while Justin Schultz , Bryan Rust and Evgeni Malkin got on the scoreboard in the opening period.
It put them up by one point with a ton of time left on the clock. When the Cavs trailed the Golden State Warriors 2-0 past year, these very same Kevin Love trade rumors popped up, and he has become an easy scapegoat for the team when it loses.
But Rinne struggled again Thursday in Pittsburgh, a place where he's never started and won in six career games. "We've got to put together games going in the right direction", said Penguins forward Bryan Rust . Parenteau will come out of the lineup. Murray has posted a 5-3 mark with a 2.08 goals-against average and.925 save percentage in the past nine games after missing the first two rounds of the playoffs due to a lower-body injury.
But with City having no such problems in terms of wages and with Champions League football also on offer at the Etihad, it is understood that the offer from the Manchester club would be too good for the 28-year-old to turn down and stay at Arsenal .
The Penguins won the first two games at home , while the Predators won the next too in Nashville. Would you rather listen to the same 10 clichés that we usually get in hockey interviews or have a good laugh at a colourful comment? "We know who we're facing, in their building".
However, the Lib Dems have said this evening there will be "No pacts, no deals , no coalition, according to Sky News , therefore could we be heading for another election around Christmas?" European Union budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said the European Union is prepared to stick to the timetable that calls for negotiations to start in mid-June, but said it would take a few hours at least to see how the results of the election play out in forming a government.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has defended Victor Moses after he was sent off for diving in Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal , suggesting he went to ground because he was exhausted. Many thought there would be no better time to step down, but Wenger is already thinking in terms of next season. If people want me out, they want me out, I can accept that.He added: "The cup is hugely popular in every single country"."It's absolutely fantastic".
The White Sox , who have lost seven of eight, came back from a 6-0 deficit with the help of home runs by Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier . "I'm not a firm believer in statcast, but it said the apex of the ball was 63 feet off the ground.
Rafael Nadal advanced to the French Open semifinals for the 10th time when Pablo Carreno Busta retired from their match because of injury. Boris Becker, who split with Novak Djokovic in December, says the Serb urgently needs another full-time coach to replace Andre Agassi , who was not in his box on Wednesday when Dominic Thiem knocked him out of the quarter finals of the French Open after beating him 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-0 in front of a stunned audience.
This was a unusual match, with both men rarely playing well at the same time and Nishikori's level in particular going up and down like a yo-yo. "So I'm thinking less on the court". I need to do the same again tomorrow. "Hopefully a different result", was Wawrinka's response when asked to look ahead to a repeat of last year's semi-final.
Still, Rinne is 0-5 in his career in Pittsburgh. In a flash, Crosby took a pass and split the Nashville defense. Center Evgeni Malkin and forward Phil Kessel combined for five points, shrugging off external concerns about their lack of production.
Both teams have had to overcome problems in their quest to become the challenger to America's Cup holder Oracle Team USA. They advance to face the victor between Sweden's Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan . Ainslie and Iain Percy, the team manager and tactician on Artemis Racing, were best friends with Simpson and helped set up a charity to promote sailing for young people after his death.
As the two clubs get set for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena , social media and some mainstream media members have cast a long look at Murray, who allowed eight goals on 58 shots in losses in Games 3 and 4 in Nashville .
On Wednesday, his opponent Pablo Carreno Busta retired when he was trialing 2-6, 0-2 with an injury, thereby giving the nine-time champion more time to rest ahead of a tricky quarter-final test. After missing two set points at 5-4 in the opening set on a cold and windy day in Paris , Djokovic lost the tie-break on a backhand error. Both players are coming off comfortable wins.
By that stage, Nadal was already back in the locker room, safely into the semi-finals after his opponent Pablo Carreno Busta had retired with injury over on Philippe Chatrier. Nadal takes a 4-2 head-to-head record into the showdown with Thiem, and has dropped just 22 games during his charge towards an unprecedented 10th title at Roland Garros .
Yesterday Davey Lambert , 48, from Gateshead in the United Kingdom, died in hospital from injuries sustained in Sunday's Superbike race. In statement this evening, race organisers ACU Events Ltd said they wished to extend their "deepest sympathies to Alan's family and friends".
Cristiano Ronaldo (right) celebrates with Sergio Ramos after scoring against Juventus during their Champions League final in Cardiff; Mario Mandzukic of Juventus strikes their only goal. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon turns 40 during next season's competition and defender Andrea Barzagli was 36 last month. 'This season was fantastic again, last season was awesome.
Djokovic also crushed Thiem in the semifinals a year ago in Paris . Roger Federer misses out injured, but Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and defending champ Stan Wawrinka are all here. Svitolina, who leads the tour this year with 31 wins and four titles, is bidding to become the first Ukrainian woman to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament.
Australian police were conducting a "counter-terrorism operation" in Melbourne early on Friday, just days after a deadly siege by a lone gunman in the country's second biggest city. A third search warrant was carried out at Gladstone Park, where police located the imitation firearm, he said. 'They are running around like mad, ' a caller to 3AW said.
The 25-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from the Bernabeu over the last couple of weeks, however, and it appears likely that the Colombian will depart after being left out of the Real Madrid squad for Saturday night's Champions League final against Juventus .
Seven of Curry's 22 points in Game 4 were scored after the Warriors had taken a commanding 10-point lead. Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, didn't commit a single turnover and spent much of the night guarding James on the defensive end in an impressive return to the Finals stage five years after his only previous trip with Oklahoma City.
Bacsinszky blasted Mladenovic's assertion that the Swiss was renowned for bending the rules, but she was keen to move on from the incident. Plus, all eight women who play for quarterfinal berths Monday are seeking a first major title. Third seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland's stands between Monfils and a place in the quarter-finals. No French woman has won the title at Roland Garros since Mary Pierce in 2000.
Real Madrid created history by becoming the first ever club to retain the Champions League since the tournament had been renamed and Cristiano Ronaldo , the heartthrob of the white half of Madrid played a pivotal part with a brace in the final against Juventus.