Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals

Warriors III has been on how the addition of Kevin Durant to Golden State's star core led by Stephen Curry , Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will make life even more hard for LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers, there are several other newcomers to the rivalry who could play a key role in determining which team wins a second title in this trilogy. [Full Article...]

Curry urged teammates to just be themselves vs Cavs

I see nothing preventing them from going to eight to 10 straight Finals. As this highly anticipated rematch tipped off at last, the biggest difference from past year was clear. Green had a team-high 11 rebounds to go with nine points. "Not at all", Jefferson said. "Now to say that you're going to get that many open lanes, you can't forecast that. [Full Article...]

Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation

Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation Mickelson, a 42-time PGA TOUR victor, five-time major victor and six-time U.S. Open runner up, will nearly certainly withdraw from the only major championship he has failed to win. "She's very supportive. She's always been, "Dad, I know you love the Open.' She's always been very supportive". One of Mickelson's six runner-up finishes in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Marlins RHP Volquez has no-hitter through eight innings

Marlins RHP Volquez has no-hitter through eight innings The last no-hitter in Marlins history was thrown by Henderson Alvarez in 2013. Volquez's low pitch count gave him another kind of accomplishment-a "Maddux", a term coined by writer Jason Lukehart to describe a complete-game shutout that requires less than 100 pitches (named in honor of Greg, of course ). [Full Article...]

What I told Barcelona board before leaving - Dani Alves

What I told Barcelona board before leaving - Dani Alves Chelsea are considering a surprise move for Dani Alves after the Premier League champions were made aware of the Juventus right-back's availability, according to reports. Manchester City were linked due to the presence of his former Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola , while Spurs were also mentioned in the British media. [Full Article...]

Sebastian Vettel Extends Lead Over Lewis Hamilton after Monaco Grand Prix Victory

We know the Ferraris are not bulletproof'. The Scuderia also lead the Constructors' standings after the first six races , while Mercedes have only once got both their drivers on the podium this year. But for sure I take it. After three years of unbroken supremacy, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said Monday that he relishes the idea that his champions are now underdogs in this year's Formul... [Full Article...]

Pete Carroll Says Seahawks Don't Plan to Sign 'Starter' Colin Kaepernick

Pete Carroll Says Seahawks Don't Plan to Sign 'Starter' Colin Kaepernick Sherman was made available for trade by the team this offseason, but it didn't appear that Seattle got anywhere close to receiving an offer considered reasonable in exchange for the All-Pro cornerback. You've watched it. You don't think it's working, too bad. "I know I'm dedicated, I'm dedicated to making progress as we go". "I think if it's hanging, we wouldn't be as far as we've gotten, " ... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton feels Ferrari wanted Sebastian Vettel to win Monaco Grand Prix

But it was shrouded in controversy. Vettel denied the switch had been planned in order to boost his title hopes but Lewis Hamilton - who has dropped 25 points behind Vettel in the championship - believes it is " clear " Ferrari has chosen to favour Vettel in this year's title fight. [Full Article...]

Newcomers to Cavs-Warriors rivalry embrace Finals

While LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet, Cleveland's older roster can not make enough 3 pointers or play good enough team defense to beat the Warriors 4 times in 7 games. Imagine Kevin Durant as a skinny, timid teen being told to shoot by his middle school point guard who saw so much potential all those years ago. Kerr has not coached the Warriors since Game 2 of... [Full Article...]

Tiger Woods seen confused, stumbling on police dashcam video

Tiger Woods seen confused, stumbling on police dashcam video He was arrested about 3 a.m. and released a few hours later on his own recognizance with no bond, according to records. " I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly ", Woods said in a statement Monday night. The report notes that Woods was "cooperative", but described him as "sluggish, sleepy, unable to walk alone". At one point during the field sobriety test , shown ... [Full Article...]

(RugbyU) Media mock Lions opening effort in New Zealand

(RugbyU) Media mock Lions opening effort in New Zealand It may not have been pretty but the Lions got the job done, and with the Blues to play on Wednesday they can not afford to dwell too long on Saturday's showing. "The Blues host the Lions on Wednesday, and Scott Robertson's men play the Lions in Christchurch next Saturday and, having watched the Barbarians push Warren Gatland's pack around, and the backs run rings around the visitors, the Crusade... [Full Article...]

Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

And it's so very Nashville . "You get to catch a line that's out there exhausted, and you put your top line out there against them", Craven said . Esten brought "Here Come the Predators" to Mandile in early 2016, and when the team earned their spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year, they chose to record it. [Full Article...]

NBA Finals predictions: Warriors to sweep LeBron, Cavaliers?

That could even mean that they'll lose games to just to drop in the seeding to avoid Golden State or Cleveland . Season series: Tied, 1-1. Durant had six dunks in the first half alone to match his most ever in a game, Curry hit six 3-pointers and the Cavaliers looked like the team that stumbled down the stretch in the second half of the season. [Full Article...]

Laviolette not saying if Rinne starts for Predators

Laviolette not saying if Rinne starts for Predators I wish Jeremy Roenick , Steve Larmer and that crew could have won the Cup in 1992, but it wasn't meant to be. No team wants to be down 0-2 in the championship series in any sport. "I've given the tickets away before, but generally to people I know", Hayward said. All he has to do is something he personally has never done before: Starting in goal and beating the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Full Article...]

Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans

Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans He worked the "starter's net" at practice, and the Predators spoke with the assumption that he'd be back in against the Penguins . Officially, of course, coach Mike Sullivan will only say Bonino is a game-time decision. "They are opportunistic", Laviolette said of the Pens. Q. Do your goalies know who will start? Guentzel doesn't score without Crosby feeding him the puck or drawing defe... [Full Article...]

Boston Red Sox: David Price looks sharp in season debut

Boston Red Sox: David Price looks sharp in season debut I appreciated it. I did everything I could while I was here, for the team, for the fans, for the city. I wished I enjoyed it more. Perhaps we should have known something was up when he walked a batter in the first inning, but we were naive at that point. [Full Article...]

Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets

The scene in downtown Nashville ahead of the Predators vs. A party inside and outside the arena featured an anthem by Martina McBride, several catfish tossed onto the ice and a raucous standing-room only crowd that saw the Predators improve to 8-1 at home in the playoffs. [Full Article...]

Champions League final: Allegri reveals Juventus' game plan against Real Madrid

Champions League final: Allegri reveals Juventus' game plan against Real Madrid And with the Champions League trophy in clear sight, the options ahead of the teams are not much - to either make history for themselves or be forgotten. A 2006 World Cup victor with Italy, for whom he remains first-choice keeper, Juve's grand old man Buffon craves a Champions League medal to add to his glittering array of silverware after twice suffering heartache in the final. [Full Article...]

Kohli, Kumble 'rift' shakes India

Arthur was amused by the question and expressed his views on the captain-coach relationship. "I frequently speak to the boys", he said to a query on whether he has had discussions with the team on all what has been reported. "Kumble has done a very good job as coach". Guha should have known that the senior players always had their say in the appointment and sacking of coaches, at least in the ... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo's hilarious one-word interview after Juventus 1 - Real Madrid 4

It began with Ronaldo winning his first title with Portugal at the European Championship. Casemiro and Marco Asensio were also on target after Mario Mandzukic's stunning overhead kick cancelled out Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener. Real, who now have a record 12 European Cup wins, grabbed the lead in the 20th minute through Ronaldo, who slotted the ball low into the corner after a clever cut-back ... [Full Article...]

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