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Author: 0 Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for Finals

In a season filled with doubts, animosity, and coaching changes, LeBron James and the Cavaliers ended Cleveland's 52-year curse with a championship. When Durant first headed to Golden State, some believed it would cause disruption because there would be too many mouths to feed. A POSITION-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers .

Author: 0 Zabaleta set for fond send-off at City, Toure still in dark

West Brom are eighth in the table, but have not won in their last seven league matches, although Guardiola is expecting opposite number Tony Pulis to field a team that will make life tough for the home side. When it was put to Guardiola that City's poor results, compared with those he achieved at Barça and Bayern, might suggest he had found England more hard than Germany or Spain, the 45-year-old said: "They are not a outcome of it being tougher".

Sport Hawk Harrelson announces 2018 will be his final season
Author: 0 Hawk Harrelson announces 2018 will be his final season

Benetti will handle expanded play-by-play duties during the 2018 season and serve as the exclusive play-by-play announcer beginning in the 2019 season. The 75-year-old began working a reduced schedule in 2016, scaling back his work on home broadcasts in part to spend more time with his family. "I am excited to see this team grow, I really am", he said.

Sport Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur
Author: 0 Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur

Bautista also stared down pitcher Eric O'Flaherty after he hit his Wednesday homer, prompting a response from the pitcher. Afterward, Pillar conceded to reporters that he was frustrated by his team's struggles, though he didn't mention what was said.

Sport Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card — Sports Briefly
Author: 0 Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card — Sports Briefly

But if the goal is to put on the best tennis tournament possible, then you clearly extend an invitation to one of the - and this is a conservative estimate - 20 best players in the world. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam victor, made her return to competition in April at the Stuttgart Open in April after a 15-month ban over a positive test for the angina drug meldonium.

Author: 0 Posey avoids "big guys tumbling" in Nats-Giants brawl

So when Strickland drilled Harper on the upper thigh with a 98 miles per hour fastball in the eighth inning of Washington's 3-0 victory, inciting a brawl, it didn't take Baker long to make the connection. Today's was the first of a three game set in San Francisco. That's the first time I was certain that somebody was trying to throw at me. "So Bryce Harper did charge the mound yesterday", John-Paul Flaim of The Sports Junkies said Tuesday morning.

Sport Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III
Author: 0 Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

Durant's playing in the Finals for the second time, the last coming when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder lost 4-1 in 2012 to James and the Miami Heat . So while we're watching the biggest names, who might step out of the shadows in this series? They've been super-impressive. It's kind of in our minds that that's who we were going to see.

Sport Godzilla vs. Kong to be directed by Adam Wingard
Author: 0 Godzilla vs. Kong to be directed by Adam Wingard

Godzilla has finally found a steady footing on its climb to relevance and it is bringing King Kong with it. Middleditch, who can be heard in theaters now as a voice in the Captain Underpants movie, is repped by WME and Schreck Rose. After years of remaining dormant, Warner Bros . revived the Godzilla franchise three years ago with Gareth Edwards' Godzilla film, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe , and Bryan Cranston.

Author: 0 Kiwis win thriller on Swede penalty in America's Cup trials

Sir Russell Coutts, chief executive officer of the ACEA, said the postponement was not a decision taken lightly, adding that authorities appreciated the inconvenience caused to the sell-out crowd. The Kiwis are looking for redemption after blowing an 8-1 lead on match point in the 2013 match, when Oracle Team USA won eight straight races to retain the Auld Mug.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr not healthy enough to coach Golden State Warriors on Thursday

The problem is, the less you play, the harder it is to stay sharp. Durant insists all he wanted to do was create opportunities for others. "I don't like the attention", he said. And, historically, James doesn't join up with something that isn't connected to him in some way. They knew the same people, and where to land a competitive pickup game.

Sport Kvitova's return to provide French Open with early emotions
Author: 0 Kvitova's return to provide French Open with early emotions

Kerber lost in the first round at Roland Garros previous year when she was seeded third behind Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska. Kerber had only four winners and 12 unforced errors in the first set and didn't even earn a break point until the last game, which Makarova won, anyway.

Author: 0 Love says it's amusing to consider Cavaliers underdogs

After all, he has slayed behemoths before. "It's probably up there", he said. "It means that I've got to go straight to work tomorrow, but I'm looking forward to watching these prospects". Golden State is the favorite. Durant's only other time in the Finals was 2012 when he was with Oklahoma City. What matters is playing your best every game.

Author: 0 Kane Leads Race For Golden Boot After Four-Goal Salvo Downs Leicester

We have another opportunity against Hull'. I hope he can win. "We are building a very exciting project". They looked like scoring every time. There are no positives. The England global is in line to collect his second Golden Boot in a row and is only the fifth player since the Premier League began to score 25 or more goals in successive seasons, following in the footsteps of Robbie Fowler, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Robin van Persie.

Author: 0 Kevin Love on Cavs-Warriors: "I don't feel like we're underdogs".

He's been able to build quite a legacy with some interesting narratives over the years, not all of them positive. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) during the second half in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

Author: 0 Govt says NO to Ind-Pak cricket series

PCB and BCCI officials met in Dubai to discuss bilateral ties on May 29, after the former demanded $60 million in compensation for not adhering to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). "Pakistan is no doubt a good team". The Hyderabad Sunrisers mentor took great confidence from this and emphasised that India's bowling will determine if we retain the title.

Author: 0 Ex-MotoGP champion Hayden dies after bicycle crash

The black Peugeot vehicle that hit Hayden had its front windshield smashed. According to these images, which were recovered by the Rimini public prosecutor's office, Nicky Hayden would have come from a secondary road and would not have stopped at the stop on the main road on which the auto was driving.

Author: 0 LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

He'll get his team extra possessions on the offensive end and force would-be LeBron defenders to go great distances to stay close to the Cavs leading scorer. Can he keep tiptoeing that line and remain that guy no one wants to face while remaining in the game himself? Golden State Warriors' Zaza Pachulia shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

Sport Kyrie Irving praises Celtics, Isaiah Thomas following Game 5 victory
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving praises Celtics, Isaiah Thomas following Game 5 victory

Irving's big third quarter was of course the main storyline of the game, with the star guard going nuts on Celtics defenders with a bevy of crossovers, twisting layups, and pull up 3-pointers. Instead, they will face the Celtics tonight in Game 5, with an opportunity to clinch the East title. Cleveland entered the final stanza after a 40-point third quarter.

Sport 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova wins return from knife attack
Author: 0 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova wins return from knife attack

Kvitova said: "I think it doesn't really matter how I played but I won". "I think I will go back home", she said. "Thank you for everything, you helped me through this hard time". This was the first time a women's No. 1 seed lost in the first round of the French Open and Kerber joins Stephan Edberg, who did it on the men's side in 1990.

Author: 0 LeBron reacts to slur spray painted on LA home

Not this time, though. James, in particular, seems to have found another gear at the age of 32 to push himself to new limits. Pachulia is back and ready to go after missing two games in the Western Conference finals with a heel injury .

Sport NBA Playoffs 2017 with Highlights between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: 0 NBA Playoffs 2017 with Highlights between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers

For four straight quarters in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers were plagued by turnovers, and that led to a second-half collapse against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 and a sluggish start to Game 4. We might not get a 7-game classic like a year ago, but something a little bit more competitive would be greatly appreciated. He's responded in the next game with mixed results, going 4-5 with averages of 24.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting, 8.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists.

Sport Montero recalls Zidane's last Juve-Real final
Author: 0 Montero recalls Zidane's last Juve-Real final

The Real Madrid forward initially said on Tuesday that he had "fully recovered" from his injuries in time for the final against Juventus . What do you think are the key things about your UEFA Champions League final opponents, Juventus? Real always leave gaps that can be taken advantage of.

Sport Unal completes Villarreal move from Man City
Author: 0 Unal completes Villarreal move from Man City

Unal, 20, moved to the Etihad in 2015 from Turkish side Bursapor, but since then he has spent his time on loan. Unal enjoyed a successful stint on loan at FC Twente this season netting 19 goals and providing four assists in all competitions.

Sport Wenger In: Kroenke and Gazidis make statements
Author: 0 Wenger In: Kroenke and Gazidis make statements

After a season when Wenger blamed uncertainty about his future for the team's slump, the 67-year-old Frenchman finally signed a new two-year contract on Wednesday. By the end of the season, it still seemed unclear what their best combination in the centre of the park was. "We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere".

Author: 0 Pogba: I'd be very happy if Juve won Champions League

Mourinho and United took the winning option, overpowering a talented by lightweight Ajax to give their season and thousands of celebrating fans a warmer glow. "As I promised after the final, I don't care about football for a month". "We preferred to reach the Champions League this way than finish fourth, third or second", he stated.

Author: 0 Hahn leads, Garcia sixth at Byron Nelson golf

Funk was even over the final nine holes at Greystone and is seeking his first PGA Tour Champions individual title since 2012. Spieth first played a PGA Tour event at age 16 on a sponsor's exemption in the 2010 tournament, and tied for 16th - still his best Nelson finish.

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Author: 0 Roma, Monchi svela: "Abbiamo già deciso il nuovo allenatore"

Voglio solo dire che ho lavorato in una maniera profonda e seria , cercando di fare il bene della Roma . Mi fido del mio modo modo di fare e ho sofferto e gioito molto in questa stagione. Cosa che non ha subìto perché lui è l'Assoluto, perché è stato forte anche dentro questa esaltazione assoluta. " Non sempre tutti hanno remato dalla stessa parte": sono le parole di commiato di Luciano Spalletti da tecnico della Roma .

Author: 0 Spalletti non è più l'allenatore della Roma, ecco il comunicato del club

Luciano Spalletti non è più l'allenatore della Roma . Luciano Spalletti non è più l'allenatore della Roma . RECORD E POLEMICHE - Spalletti lascia la Roma con 87 punti in classifica e la qualificazione diretta in Champions. "La squadra di Gasperini ha avuto uno strapotere fisico imbarazzante, che belli i tagli di Callejon e i lanci di Insigne". Già da tempo si sapeva che ci sarebbe stato i divorzio.

Author: 0 LeBron James Wants To Follow Michael Jordan Again Into NBA Ownership

I love to listen to birds chirping. can you really put anything past LeBron , who just had a truly incredible season and is probably the GOAT? Cleveland has trailed in three games by double digits but came back to win each one. With the addition of Durant , Golden State still managed to finish with the best record in the regular season, only losing 15 games. In 2016, LeBron James and company took advantage of Harrison Barnes on both ends of the court, who seemed to be the lone ...

Sport Nationals' Bryce Harper, Giants' Hunter Strickland suspended after brawl
Author: 0 Nationals' Bryce Harper, Giants' Hunter Strickland suspended after brawl

One night after a wild, bench-clearing brawl that resulted in suspensions for Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland , the teams played without incident. Harper did not indicate he was looking for Strickland to apologize for hitting him with a first-pitch fastball to the hip in the eighth inning. Harper didn't wait.

Sport Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500
Author: 0 Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500

It's our policy not to comment further on personnel issues, ' the statement read. "SPECIFICALLY personal, i am very uncomfortable w your racism, xenophobia & lack of understanding of what the Indianapolis 500 is all about", tweeted Megan Brown.

Sport Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home
Author: 0 Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

Sandoval says someone painted over the slur before officers arrived at the home to investigate. "I think it's going to be fascinating to see how often Mike Brown praises Cleveland management and ownership for the great job they did (this season)", Van Gundy said.