Best player vs. best team: Who will prevail in NBA Finals?

Best player vs. best team: Who will prevail in NBA Finals? Still, they beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland the next game before falling in Games 4 and 5. While James never faced the Boston Celtics in the Finals due to the fact that they are an Eastern Conference opponent, he also mentioned them as a big obstacle. [Full Article...]

LeBron leads Cavs to Finals

The Cavs didn't add the star power of Durant , but did add key veteran pieces Kyle Korver and Deron Williams from last year's championship team. "I feel good about our chances". "So you're doing all that for no reason". "And so, I think maybe there's just a lack of appreciation for greatness". The Warriors are the first team to enter the NBA Finals with a flawless 12-0 record. [Full Article...]

Senators take 2-1 series lead

Under is 6-1 in Senators last 7 vs. a team with a winning % above.600. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain quickly put to rest any questions about his play with a resurgent Game 4 performance. "Both of these guys handled the decision we made extremely professional". Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz and forwards Bryan Rust , Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl seem to be doubtful to play i... [Full Article...]

Mass. coaches to meet in the final

Hornqvist hasn't played since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final because of an upper body injury . The Music City of Nashville, far better known for honky-tonks than for hockey, have been entertained by the artistry of Rinne, who has allowed a miniscule 1.70 goals against average in leading the Predators to their first NHL title shot. [Full Article...]

Raikkonen struggling to understand Ferrari's Monaco strategy

Button also retired in the process as his auto was caught up in the Sauber incident. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo finished 3rd ahead of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas . "Of course ultimately I lost a lot of points today but looking at it as one race, and as a whole today, I came here starting 13th". Ferrari said that Raikkonen ran on a pre-planned strategy to stop around lap 34 and ... [Full Article...]

Seeded Kerber stunned in first round of French Open

Seeded Kerber stunned in first round of French Open Angelique Kerber splashes out of the French Open early yet again. Angelique Kerber's dismal run and overall discomfort on clay was on full display on court Philippe-Chartrier when she crashed out in the opening round of the French Open to unseeded Ekaterina Makarova . [Full Article...]

Hamilton Clinches The Spanish Grand Prix

In the same race , Fernando Alonso faced a big challenge as his first lap of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix ended in a puff of smoke and a pool of engine fluid. Vettel admitted after the race, during the press conference that he just couldn't do anything when Hamilton pressured him in the second part of the race before he jumped over him in the standings. [Full Article...]

Cavs and Warriors go at it again for title

The win sets up a third consecutive match-up with Western Conference champion Golden State , the team it beat in the finals last season to claim the franchise's first championship. Their 10th straight victory in a potential series-clinching game sent LeBron James (and seldom-used teammate James Jones) to a record seventh straight NBA Finals . [Full Article...]

Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500

I can trust him", Sato told ABC . "Thanks for the welcoming". But for the third time in those four years, a driver once projected as IndyCar's next big thing has only the Indy 500 slated for his schedule. "He put himself out there and exposed himself, delivered the goods, which isn't a surprise to anyone that has watched Fernando race". Vettel starts the race on the front row alongside te... [Full Article...]

Isaiah Thomas willing to pass on payday this year to better Celtics

INSKEEP: That gave LeBron James 5,989 career points in the playoffs, two more than Michael Jordan , the most all time. With 2:40 left in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals , James scored a three-pointer that officially put him over the edge. [Full Article...]

David Griffin wants people to give Cavs 'no chance' against Warriors

Following an epic seven-game series last June and the now infamous blown 3-1 Golden State lead, tensions are high between the two league powerhouses. The main issue with this argument is that fact that is lends too much credence to the team and not enough on the individual. "They cause a lot of stress, and I'll get to that point when we start to prepare for them". [Full Article...]

Vettel leads Ferrari party as Raikkonen chafes

Vettel leads Ferrari party as Raikkonen chafes Raikkonen , who had started on pole for the first time in almost nine years, bossed the early running, but Ferrari's decision to pit him five laps earlier than Vettel scuppered his hopes of winning. He now has 104 points, 25 - or a race win - behind Vettel's 129. Raikkonen started from pole and led from the first corner until he became the third man to enter the pits on lap 35. [Full Article...]

Moeen Ali: 'I find it tough batting at number seven for England'

England face South Africa in a three-match ODI series , with the first match starting on Wednesday. South Africa found their own stable pair at the top in Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis but like Hales and Root, the duo fell in quick succession to leave de Villiers with too much work to do. [Full Article...]

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

After the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals with a win over the Boston Celtics Thursday night, James said he never envisioned himself getting anywhere close to M.J.'s level. By the time halftime had arrived, the Cavs held a 75-57 lead and again kept up the heat on defense by forcing six turnovers. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 15 road games. [Full Article...]

LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful' The league will showcase the two best teams again when the NBA Finals tip off on Thursday night (ABC, 9 p.m. ET). It will mark the seventh straight trip to the Finals for James. Now, they'll face Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors for the title! "It was a matchup that we were all looking forward to, and I'm glad that we prevailed", Irving said. [Full Article...]

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

I've got to do what's best for me in the long run, what's best for my body, ' says Isaiah Thomas . "And so when you look at it, I think A, it would have been really interesting to see if another team, except Portland, who they would have taken if they needed a center". [Full Article...]

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

Even still, James remains the Chosen One. Bradley promised that the Celtics would be better in 2017-18. But I've gotta do what's best for me in the long run, what's best for my body. "Yeah, I would love that", quipped Thomas. "I don't understand what they're saying". Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it in the second-round series against Washington. [Full Article...]

Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's "spectacular" FA Cup victory

Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's What followed was Arsenal dominated first half after Alexis Sanchez's fifth minute goal and Chelsea just couldn't recover. "But once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team, that is what I have not accepted this season and I will never accept it". [Full Article...]

Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes

Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes Everyone involved with the No 9 Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) Honda have an excellent chance to do that when the lights go green on Sunday (Monday morning NZ). "It just speaks so much about the difference of our culture and the European culture", Eddie Cheever Jr., who drove in more Formula One races than any other American and was victor of the 1998 Indy 500, once told Reuters. [Full Article...]

Mourinho Relishes Man Utd Europa Victory

For Mourinho and many other managers, the value of the Europa League has increased massively following UEFA's decision to award a Champions League qualifying place to the victor. "I said last time (in March) that he was a bit short of matches ― he's had some matches now but we've got players that have done really, really well for us in Adam Lallana and Dele Alli". [Full Article...]

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