Author: 0 Spurs star Leonard will play in Golden State opener

The Spurs took the win 114 to 75 Thursday night, sending them to the conference finals against the Golden State Warriors. As heavily favoured as the Warriors are, the Spurs have proven they're capable of at least making the road more challenging for the team from the Bay.

Author: 0 Si Woo Kim FedExCup standings update

A month ago he appeared to have lost his PGA Tour after not making enough prizemoney from his limited starts coming back onto the Tour with a medical exemption. Acting on advice from his new instructor Sean Foley, who coaches Olympic champion Justin Rose and previously worked with Tiger Woods, Kim has started using more hip-turn in his backswing and everything came together in Florida as he blew away arguably the deepest field of the year to win the event.

Sports France's Macron confirms backing for Paris Olympic bid
Author: 0 France's Macron confirms backing for Paris Olympic bid

An air of uncertainty has been hanging over the bidding process with the International Olympic Committee considering a proposal that would mean the 2024 and 2028 Games both being awarded on September 13 during a congress in Lima . They will only assess our project for 2024. "2024-2028 was not a matter of discussion". Using the tag line "Follow the Sun", the campaign, led by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti , focused on how the City of Angels was not only the rational choice over competitor Paris ...

Author: 0 Olynyk steals the show in Game 7, Celtics advance to East Finals

The home team has won every game this series and in Game 4 the Wizards inexplicably laid down and did not seem to give their full effort in an important playoff matchup. They will try undersized Avery Bradley , and the Cavs will get James into isolation in those situations. The Celtics were the 2nd best team defending 3-pointers this season, and they're 2nd best in the playoffs so far.

Sports LeBron, Cavs Have Reeling Celtics In Must-Win For Game 2
Author: 0 LeBron, Cavs Have Reeling Celtics In Must-Win For Game 2

Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder each had 21 points for Boston , which sank 41 of 88 field goals and 12 of 38 threes. Harden, James on All-NBA first team • Cleveland's LeBron James has been named to the All-NBA first team for a record-tying 11th time, and Houston's James Harden is the lone player to be a unanimous first-team selection this season.

Author: 0 LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics in Game 1

Kevin Durant added 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, while Stephen Curry had 23 points, seven assists and played smothering defense as Golden State stayed unblemished through six playoff games. "I felt OK last night", James said Thursday. Right now, he's performing at the level of a 2K Create-A-Player who had every attribute maxed out. The margin reached 12, but Wall roared from there with all 14 of his first-half points coming in the second quarter.

Sports Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled
Author: 0 Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled

The New York Yankees have added another number to the legends enshrined at Monument Park. In between, he was serenaded with "Der-ek, Je-ter" chants as he was surrounded by family and Yankees royalty. Now with his No. 2 jersey retired, all single digit numbers have been retired by the Yankees. Jeter retired after the 2014 season. Jeter is the Yankees' career leader in hits (3,465), games played (2,747), at-bats (11,195), doubles (544) and stolen bases (358) AND those five World Series titles.

Author: 0 Cruise past Celtics in game one romp

Love had been quiet for Cleveland since scoring 27 points in the second game of the opening-round series against in, a game that was played a month ago. Whereas the attention Thomas draws on offense is his biggest-and often only-asset, it's not quite so easy to pinpoint James's most important contribution.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino issues warning to Manchester United and Chelsea
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino issues warning to Manchester United and Chelsea

Shakespeare also challenged his players to make amends by ending the season with victory over Bournemouth, which would allow them to finish in the top half of the table. Alexis Sanchez has taken the most shots of the three Golden Boot contenders. Kane snares his second of the game with a simple header from close range after Wanyama had nodded Alderweireld's hanging cross back into the danger zone.

Author: 0 Predators top scorer Johansen sidelined after emergency surgery

Rickard Rakell opened the scoring at 11:30 with a clap bomb from the top of the left circle. And this series, which has been reset, is now down to best two-out-of-three. He was excellent in Games 1 and 3, but Anaheim got to him in Game 2. Game six was another story though, as the Oilers would dominate the game, winning with a score of 7-1, forcing a game seven.

Sports Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buccaneers Agree To One-Year Deal
Author: 0 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buccaneers Agree To One-Year Deal

The team made the announcement Friday. Having spent time with the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans and Jets all before coming to Tampa, Fitzpatrick has a great repertoire with different offensive schemes and his professional experience of nearly 13 years can be a valuable asset to the Bucs' quarterback chamber.

Author: 0 Where's the drama? Blowouts the rule in these NBA playoffs

The Celtics may have home court advantage, but are underdogs nevertheless. They stalked the National Basketball Association single-season wins record last season and got it, becoming the first team to post 73 victories. The Golden State squad will need Curry to continue his tremendous form if they want to accomplish their ultimate goal of winning another championship .

Author: 0 National Hockey League playoffs 2017: James Neal's goal gives Predators OT win over Ducks

Forsberg scored to give Nashville the lead back at the eight-minute mark, but Ondrej Kase tied the game back up less than three minutes later. Rinne looked particularly out of sorts on Ritchie's goal that gave the Ducks a 4-3 lead. "Gibby played well for us", Perry said. Johansen may not have to worry about Kesler's stick as often the next two games, including Game 3 Tuesday night.

Sports Rafa thumps listless Kyrgios in one-sided match
Author: 0 Rafa thumps listless Kyrgios in one-sided match

The other semifinal will see Dominic Thiem , who rolled past lucky loser Borna Coric 6-1, 6-4, against surprise package Pablo Cuevas, who upended Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. But, as I said, it was quite a solid performance from both players, high quality. In the sixth game, Djokovic drilled a deep return rattling an error to earn the first break point 20 minutes into the match .

Sports Sharapova wins opening match in Rome
Author: 0 Sharapova wins opening match in Rome

If Sharapova fails to reach the semi-finals in Rome , the Wimbledon Championships wildcard committee, which meets on June 20, would have to decide whether to fast-track her into the main draw or place her in the qualifying draw. Striking three times the amount of winners as her American opponent (21-7), Sharapova earned herself a total of 14 break points in the match and converted on seven.

Sports Spurs fans will love Mauricio Pochettino's statement about the future
Author: 0 Spurs fans will love Mauricio Pochettino's statement about the future

Pochettino also said they can not afford to make any mistakes next season if they want to win the title. "That is important for us". You know very well that when you are second then you must improve if you want to win. Multiple Tottenham stars, including Kane and midfielder Dele Alli, are targets for Europe's elite clubs, according to media reports , but Kane is confident that a majority of the club's players will stay.

Sports Manchester United prioritise Jan Oblak signing
Author: 0 Manchester United prioritise Jan Oblak signing

Stoke City shot-stopper Jack Butland is also mooted as a possible option, but Oblak is regarded the No.1 target in their report as the Slovenian worldwide has gone on to establish himself as one of the best in his position in Europe over the last few years.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte targets win record after league win

But it has certainly served me well for the future when hopefully one day I become a manager. Cape Town - John Terry has had many highs and a few lows in his two decades at Chelsea , so it was fitting that he was both hero and villain in what was possibly his last full appearance for the club he joined as a 14-year-old schoolboy.

Sports Mourinho can't resist dig at Arsenal and Wenger following Man United defeat
Author: 0 Mourinho can't resist dig at Arsenal and Wenger following Man United defeat

The Portuguese is seemingly happy to place all his eggs into the Europa League basket to ensure Champions League football at Old Trafford next season. The England striker had scored against his former club before, in an FA Cup win at Old Trafford, and helped Wenger claim his first triumph against adversary Jose Mourinho in 16 competitive fixtures.

Sports Hahn, Barnes share Byron Nelson lead with stars lurking
Author: 0 Hahn, Barnes share Byron Nelson lead with stars lurking

It was on the par-5 16th where the real damage was done as he had to take three tee shots on his way to a nine after sending his first two attempts out of bounds. 3-7 on Kingsmill Resort's River Course. She waited out an hour rain delay in the middle of the round. Top-ranked Lydia Ko was two back at 67 along with Sarah Jane Smith and Giulia Molinaro.

Sports DT Caleb Brantley Becomes Seventh Member Of Browns Draft Class To Sign
Author: 0 DT Caleb Brantley Becomes Seventh Member Of Browns Draft Class To Sign

But because Brown and Garrett play the same position and were drafted first overall by the same team, Brown will shadow Garrett like the Grim Reaper until Garrett proves he is worthy of the Browns' confidence. "He is just trying to teach me the tricks that I can get off the ball faster and do it even better". Browns team captain Joe Thomas is also impressed with his new teammate.

Sports Latest NBA mock drafts have both Collins & Williams-Goss getting drafted
Author: 0 Latest NBA mock drafts have both Collins & Williams-Goss getting drafted

In this Draft, there were plenty of opportunities to get a strong player at the top. And in 2018, who knows, it could very well be the No. 1 overall pick once again, depending on what the Nets are able to do this offseason. A deal for George or Butler to Boston would make them much better positioned to take down Cleveland in the East, while a George trade to LA would expedite the Lakers rebuild and instantly make them a playoff caliber team.

Sports Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of Eastern final
Author: 0 Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of Eastern final

Sullivan: "Very difficult. That's been a hard decision for this coaching staff all year long. We try to make the best decisions that we think give our team the best chance to win, and we go from there". I mean, you still have to fight and you still have to earn your space and get loose pucks and win a battle in the corner and fight for a puck and we didn't have enough of that".

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova says she won't request Wimbledon wildcard

However she has been granted a wild card for the Aegon Open in Birmingham in the build up to Wimbledon . "I am so grateful and excited to be playing this event again!" she said. Russian Sharapova, the 2004 champion and former world number one, announced the news on her website. After her French Open snub, Sharapova was granted a wildcard to compete in the AEGON Classic in Birmingham next month.

Author: 0 United kids need more time admits Mourinho

One in the middle of a good structure, an experienced structure, I think yes. "I think all of them gave me positive feelings". I think the next time he plays will be against Los Angeles Galaxy during the preseason tour. "A strong guy, strong mentality". Rooney turned down a move to the Chinese Super League at the turn of the year but, with offers still thought to be on the table from the Far East, the England worldwide may be tempted to bring his 13-year spell with United to an end in the ...

Sports Zinedine Zidane ready for three LaLiga cup finals with Real Madrid
Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane ready for three LaLiga cup finals with Real Madrid

However, two of Atletico's most vital players, Diego Godin and Gabi , are 31 and 34 respectively. Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has admitted that he can only be allowed to continue by the club, if he delivers trophies. "I am happy and proud that once again we have shown why we are competing at the top level just behind Real Madrid and Barcelona", said the Argentine.

Sports Match Reports: Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland
Author: 0 Match Reports: Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland

Arsene Wenger has hailed Alexis Sanchez's desire after he played through the pain barrier to help Arsenal beat Sunderland 2-0 at Emirates Stadium . "Apart from the League Cup, where we play always the younger players to give them a chance to develop, we take all the other competitions seriously", he said.

Sports West Ham renew Adrián and open the door to Arbeloa
Author: 0 West Ham renew Adrián and open the door to Arbeloa

West Ham have been linked with some pretty big names already this month, from Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has found difficulties up front this season with Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho both succumbing to injuries.

Author: 0 Keys For the Cleveland Cavaliers Success In The Eastern Conference Finals

Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. on TNT. "I just love this game and I'm playing hard". It was another one of those nights for a sports team - close, but only close enough to feel the blade slashing at the wound once more . He capped that burst with a pull-up 3-pointer that had the Celtics out front 94-81 with 10:00 to play. Isaiah Thomas and Bradley fought hard and would've been disappointed they couldn't shut Washington out of the game when they had all the running at the start of the ...

Sports Walter Mazzarri To Leave Watford
Author: 0 Walter Mazzarri To Leave Watford

We have had some problems, but we have met the target. It was a shame that right at our best, when everything went well, when we were seventh, we had an incredible accumulation of injuries. "When I finished my last job in Italy, I felt that my motivation had peaked and that's why I came to England". And Mazzarri's next destination is likely to be Spain or Portugal, although he is open to taking a break from the game.

Sports U.S. racer Hayden still in
Author: 0 U.S. racer Hayden still in "extremely critical" condition

Hayden, 35, was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle near the beach town of Riccione on Wednesday, three days after racing in Italy's Imola track for the Superbike World Championship. His brother Tommy and mother Rose have flown in from the United States to be by his bedside with Hayden's fiance Jackie, Team Honda wrote on its website.

Author: 0 Indy 500: Bourdais hits 233mph as storms halt Day 5 practice

Thanks to the simulator testing, I felt like I knew my vehicle before I got in it last week at Indy. "Fernando is the same way". "It's going to be about getting the balance not going off through the run. Once the initial line of cars have all completed one qualifying attempt, the field will split into two lanes in the pits - the Fast Lane, and Lane Two.

Sports Warriors Coach Mike Brown Nearly Arrested While Driving To The Game
Author: 0 Warriors Coach Mike Brown Nearly Arrested While Driving To The Game

Being the Golden State Warriors interim coach doesn't get you any preferential treatment in the Bay Area as Mike Brown found out just before the start of Game 2 on Tuesday. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich harshly criticized Pachulia, citing his history of questionable plays. “Tonight, its not what I expected. "I'm disappointed", Popovich said.

Author: 0 Shkodran Mustafi hopeful Arsenal can qualify for Champions League

They have pace, power and very good technical abilities, so we have to be on the top of our game. That support always helps, we know that, and it's important for us to play well in order to deserve any plaudits we get - that is certainly our intention.

Sports West Ham 1 Tottenham 0: Eric Dier makes key title race admission
Author: 0 West Ham 1 Tottenham 0: Eric Dier makes key title race admission

Tottenham spent most of last season in second place, but faltered in mid to late May, and finished third. It's "de-ja vu all over again" as Spurs saw their title hopes dashed in a weeknight clash against a London rival. "I think you all know that now it is more hard to try to catch Chelsea . We didn't show the same performance as against Arsenal". Liverpool could only draw with Southampton so now lead City by a point having played a game more , while United are four points adrift and ...

Sports Oblak to replace De Gea?
Author: 0 Oblak to replace De Gea?

Within days of the move breaking down, De Gea committed his long term future to the club. Who would you target if De Gea leaves United? Romero impressed during the 0-0 draw at Southampton, saving Manolo Gabbiadini's penalty, and the 30-year-old said he second guessed his former teammate's effort due to their time together in Italy.