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LeBron James says Warriors are one of his biggest challenges


Though it must be acknowledged that a premature retirement by James to pursue acting, horseback riding, water polo, or anything else that moves him more than utterly dominating basketball games would aid the local cause immensely. The award went to Golden State's Andre Igudoala. how many people remember that? "Playing in this league, you can't take anything for granted", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. Read More »

Kerber wants to 'find herself' after Roland Garros first round exit

Open runner-up last year, against Zheng Saisai. The 29-year-old admits it hasn't been easy to enjoy herself on court these days, and that the problem is both technical and mental. Bacsinszky reached French Open round two after winning 6-1 and 6-2 over Sorribes in an hour and 22 minutes. Makarova now has the fourth-most top-10 wins amongst active players at Grand Slams with her victory over Kerber being her 10th ( Serena Williams - 56, Venus Williams 36, Maria Sharapova 19). Read More »

How to watch Cavaliers-Celtics Game 5

James , who was joined on the podium by teammates, pointed out that it is a special moment for Deron Williams and Kyle Korver , two veterans heading for their first Finals. The fantastic trio from OH scored 93 points combined. "We're definitely disappointed. I feel like if we weren't, there would be a problem", he said. Read More »

LeBron surpasses Jordan as National Basketball Association all-time playoff scorer

And then there was Isaiah Thomas' right hip injury which he played through after re-aggravating it at the end of Boston's second-round series with Washington. The regular season and the first three rounds of the playoffs were formalities for many. After winning three titles, Jordan then missed the 1994 playoffs due to his first retirement before retiring a second time in 1998 following his sixth and final championship. Read More »

Barcelona name Valverde as coach


Not from a personal point of view, because I never think personally, but for the team. The new manager has identified midfield as a major area of weakness and believes Herrera, his favourite player, is the missing ingredient. He spent a total of 18 years in the Basque Country. He joined Barcelona in 1988, at the age of 24, and scored eight goals in 22 matches in two injury-hit seasons with the club. Read More »

Longhorns in the NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals


The Cavaliers are being given little chance to defend their title against the vaunted Warriors, who have been winning by an average of 16.3 points per game in the playoffs. It's no wonder then that the wise guys have installed the Warriors as heavy favorites to beat the Cavs for the second time in three years and wrestle back the Larry O'Brien Trophy that slipped through their hands last June. Read More »

Andretti cursed as driver but golden as owner

Takuma Sato has won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. "Unbelievable feeling", said Sato , who went winless in seven seasons in Formula One before jumping to IndyCar . Castroneves stayed alive in the race, driving under Dixon's airborne vehicle. I was fortunate to have that. He actually drove under the airborne vehicle of Scott Dixon, whose race ended in a crash that is likely to live forever in Indy lore. Read More »

Pakistan team is able to beat India in Champions Trophy

Australia are relishing the prospect of uniting their "big four" pace attack for the first time at the Champions Trophy - and sending a message to England ahead of the Ashes. Jadhav further said the team's preparation has been good and personally, he is raring to go. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. Earlier India bundled out New Zealand for a meagre 189 hitting the ground running straightaway at the Oval. Read More »

After Game 3 meltdown, Penguins bench Marc Andre-Fleury for Matt Murray


Game 4 is scheduled for 8 Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. Of the Penguins who lingered in the dressing room after their 3-2 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final, arguably none tended to use profanity less than Olli Maatta , the baby-faced 22-year-old defenseman with the well-earned reputation for maturity. Read More »

Button: Adapting to '17 auto 'a bit of a struggle'


He considers Alonso a legitimate contender because he's racing with Andretti Autosport - victor of this race past year with rookie Alexander Rossi - and because "the calibre of driver he is, it seems like he's definitely soaking it in". Read More »

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predators vs. Ducks Game Five

I would expect a rather large welcome home turn out... game six is tomorrow night, 7pm start time at Bridgestone Arena . Gibson said he expected to be ready for Game 6 on Monday. Bernier is a solid backup netminder who can carry the Ducks for the remainder of their playoff run, but Gibson has gotten Anaheim to where they are. Read More »

Dillon earns 1st win at Coca-Cola 600

Dillon was one of a handful of drivers that elected not to take a pit stop on lap 368 of the Coca-Cola 600 , choosing instead to push his auto to the limit. Busch got back to second on the last lap, but ran out of raceway to chase down Dillon. "So that's a little tough to swallow", he said. "Sometimes I feel like we're the small team out there trying to get everything we can". Read More »

How Close Is LeBron James To Michael Jordan?

After both teams dominated their respective competition so far in the playoffs, Las Vegas believes the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will be competitive. I'm not one of those guys. As Cleveland faltered in the regular season, the Celtics had seized the top seed in the East. They got a big scare in late February when Durant had a left knee injury, but he's back and the Warriors have rolled since. Read More »

Gary Player disputes Langer's senior major history

Senior Open twice (1987 and 1988) and the Senior Players Championship once (1987). STERLING, Va . (AP) - Bernhard Langer played near-flawless golf and took advantage of Vijay Singh's late mistakes to win the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National on Sunday for his record ninth senior major. Read More »

Kisner beats Spieth, Rahm, O'Hair by one shot at Colonial

Stewart Cink and Kevin Kisner are tied for fourth at six under. He drained a clutch putt for par on the 12th hole to stay just a stroke behind Kisner. He added four more birdies on the front nine - on Nos. "All in all, a very solid round", said Spieth. Damon Goddard, the personal trainer for both the player and the caddie, carried the bag the last seven holes. Read More »

James, Cavaliers aim to rebound In Game 4 vs. Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland . Read More »

Errol Spence Jr has arrived!

On the decision, life-long Blades fan Brook said: "This is unbelievable - my uncle would bring me here when I was six and now I am fighting here as world champion". "I didn't feel that sharp, but true champions still win". Why is Brook fighting Spence? "If Kell allows someone as polished as Spence to get into his groove and read his timing it is going to get harder and harder". Read More »

Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti robbed at Indianapolis Taco Bell

The thieves took the drivers' wallets, IDs, credit cards, and cash, police reported. IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan told reporters that New Zealand's Dixon was making a food run for a group of drivers, including himself. "I'm not really allowed to talk about it", Davies-Dixon said. Dixon declined to comment on Monday. Dixon's team owner, Chip Ganassi, issued a statement to say that the drivers were fine, and they'd allow Scott's full attention to be on preparing for Sunday's 101st Indy 500. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann to Man Utd up to Ed Woodward - Mourinho

Griezmann has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United , with the odds on the transfer only improving after United's Europa League win guaranteed them Champions League football next season. "He knows since March who I want, he knows everything. In August I am working", said Mourinho yesterday at the Monaco GP. "Now is for him to work". Read More »

Love explains why the Cavaliers aren't underdogs in the NBA Finals

While the Cavs play a more exciting - and at times lethal - style of offense than they have in years past, there are downsides that come with it. Korver and Smith can still be burnt to crisps on defense and with Harrison Barnes now off the floor, there's nowhere to really hide a bad defender against Golden State. Read More »

Rio Ferdinand poses question about Arsenal after win over Chelsea


I just want to do well for this club and, after that, it is down to the board members to decide if I am the right man to take this club further and for me to decide if I'm the right man, that is it. It kind of makes you feel empty a little bit. After a torrid run of form at the start of spring, Wenger opted to alter his tactics and set his side out with a three-man defence. Read More »

Cavs advance to finals, James surpasses Jordan in playoff scoring

Cleveland's 4-1 series victory set up a meeting with the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association finals for a third successive year. "I've got to do what's best for me in the long run, what's best for my body", Thomas said. I don't feel like we're underdogs. LeBron James has scored more points in the playoffs against the Celtics than any other player has scored against any team in the postseason ever. Read More »

The Warriors will take on the Cavaliers again

LeBron James leads the Cavs back to the Finals for the third-straight year since his return to Cleveland , stretching his personal consecutive Finals streak to an astonishing seven-straight seasons. Behind LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , Cleveland battled back from a 3-1 series deficit to upend Golden State. "He's been the driving force, this entire playoff run, and all of us have just helped us along the way", Irving said. Read More »