The inevitable was made official Thursday night when the 76ers selected Markelle Fultz with the first pick of the National Basketball Association draft. The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings round out the top five. It's De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith and the rest of the talented point guards in the class.
The match-up made between Alvarez and Golovkin for September 16 at the T-Mobile Arena has always been one of the sport's most enticing, while critics have questioned the integrity of a contest between mixed-martial-arts star McGregor - who has never boxed professionally - being pitched against one of the sport's all-time greats in Mayweather.
Now we have to think about the next match because we must win. Portugal are making their first appearance at the Confederations Cup as Euro 2016 winners, and open up their tournament against Mexico on Sunday evening in Kazan . The 32-year-old Real Madrid superstar s build-up to the tournament in Russian Federation has been overshadowed after he was this week accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax through offshore ...
The record was previously held by Johnny Miller who shot a 71 at Oakmont in 1973. "This week I've been working with my coach, just sitting there and thinking, all right, let's go out and try to make a good golf swing and try to make a good putt".
Virat Kohli's mind is not on the big ICC Champions final against Pakistan yet, but the Indian captain said the green shirts were on a high and needs to be respected. Many Indian fans are anxious and a bit nervous regarding the outcome of India-Pakistan final on Sunday. "Don't worry about the India match ". It is perhaps fitting.
When Durant spoke with Nash about potentially joining Golden State, the once-electrifying point guard said it seemed like a good fit for him to grow as a person. Durant, Curry and Andre Iguodala are free agents this summer, but money will likely be no object in retaining this core for the foreseeable future.
For an addition of another 63 runs, the team lost another 5 wickets and before everyone thought that Pakistan will choke to defeat, Sarfraz gave the crucial stand the team needed. Tensions did rise for Pakistan when Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Ali all fell within 18 runs of one another, and coach Mickey Arthur's side hit a mid-match lull in tempo that threatened to throw off their pursuit.
The Cavaliers went on to win three games in a row to secure the franchise's first title. The opportunity to lead true dynasties don't come along frequently for players; the chance of another opportunity being more enticing than the one the Warriors present may not really exist.
The home team finally buckled for the first time in this series, and the Penguins emerged as back-to-back Stanley Cup champions after a 2-0 victory. Two championships in succession have put Pittsburgh's tally during the Crosby-Malkin era at three - one more than the team earned in the Lemieux-Jagr era.
Rinne will still finish with the top save percentage in the playoffs with a.928%, but in the finals, he went only.866% and on the road, it was an abysmal.756%. The Penguins scored the two crucial goals in the last two minutes of the final period. The argument can also be made for Murray, who was injured during the warm-ups of Game 1 against Columbus.
Aaron Nola (3-4) allowed two hits through the first four innings before Kolten Wong led off the fifth for the Cardinals with a double. The Yankees were up 3-1 in the seventh when Angels second baseman Danny Espinosa hit a two-out single to right with Eric Young Jr.
England vs Scotland went from a bang average game of football to absolute madness In the space of eight minutes . "If we've got a team in a world final at that age group, why are we looking around the world?", he said . England , who were not impressive overall, remain top of Group F on 14 points while Scotland are in fourth spot on eight points. "We don't beat England very much", said the Scotland great.
The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win the finals series 4-1. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and J.R. Smith chipped in with 25. "They kept us up all night", Durant said. Q: Kind of looks like deja vu all over again, you guys going back west down 3-1. Whereas the first two games at Oracle were not at all close , in game 3, the Cavs put up an powerful performance that fell just short.
Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) celebrates his team's 6-0 victory over the Nashville Predators with goalie Matt Murray (30) after Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . Facing elimination in game six, the Predators defenseman insisted his team will play better in Nashville . The Pens had six different goal scorers, and twelve players had points in the game.
Pittsburgh's big names, led by Sidney Crosby , paced the Penguins in a Game Five rout over Nashville; Kessel, Malkin, Hainsey, Murray and more in Scott Cullen's Statistically Speaking. "We know what they're capable of, and we'll be looking to limit them next game". But Rinne struggled again Thursday in Pittsburgh , a place where he's never started and won in six career games.
Durant's 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds remaining was the go-ahead basket as the Warriors scored the game's final 11 points. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 21 points in the first half, sinking five-of-seven from 3-point range, while Durant added 16 and Curry 14 off four-of-six 3-point shooting.
Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel - just as linemate Malkin predicted - and 35-year-old playoff newbie Ron Hainsey also scored for the Penguins . Goalie Pekka Rinne has raised his level of play while being supported by a defense with a top four of Ryan Ellis , Roman Josi , Mattias Ekholm and P.K.
But after being so close previous year and falling short, the Warriors know how hard the next two will be. From there, playing for the United States Olympic team at the Rio Games lasted until mid-August, which offered him just a month of rest before the Cavs' training camp began.
As the Penguins head back to Pittsburgh in an attempt to regain an advantage in the series during Game 5, Murray didn't sound dejected about the results of the last two games. While Rinne leaves Nashville having given up only two goals in the two games, Matt Murray gave up eight on 58 shots. It was Crosby's first goal of the series.
It's not easy to discern which of these four factors is most significant, even if Cavaliers superstar LeBron James believes he has the answer: "KD". The Cavaliers might like to believe they're an uptempo team, but a brief check of the season's statistics tell a different story. "So just the way he played on the defensive end, the way he played on the offensive end, he's been doing it all playoffs long, but in these Finals, he's really picked it up, and it's been huge for us".
Kerr , who said before the game that he made the decision to step in for assistant Mike Brown on Sunday morning, was greeted by the Oracle Crowd with a standing ovation, and he responded with a grateful wave. Curry scanned the box score after the game, skipped past his triple-double, and pointed out his eight turnovers as an area he needs to shore up. You kind of know that he's going to dominate the game, and you try to do - there's certain spots on the floor that we have rules and you ...
Thompson said he will continue to crash the glass before worrying about retreating back on defense , even though Golden State outscored Cleveland 27-9 in fastbreak situations in Game 1 . In a mouth-watering match up of two talent-stacked rosters, the Warriors again showed they had the greater firepower, thanks largely to the addition of Kevin Durant since they lost last season's finals series to the Cavaliers .
And that would be to win just one game. LeBron made multiple mistakes passing into these rotations, which cost them numerous points on the other end. Off the court the addition has had a ripple effect. "And it is with him". "I saw (actor) Kevin Hart on the sidelines". Still, it took the mighty Warriors six games to finally vanquish a vastly outmanned Cavalier squad.
I've made my share of bad picks over the years , too, but thankfully I'm no Stephen A. Smith (who has somehow managed to go 0-for-6 picking the victor of the past six NBA Finals ). Still, I'm still going to do it and take the Cavs in 7. "I want to annihilate them". Caught on camera by TMZ.com when Riley was in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday, Riley was asked if he was rooting for James against the Golden State Warriors .
Earlier, courtesy Tamim's ninth ODI hundred and a 166- run partnership for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (79 off 72), Bangladesh shrugged off the disappointment of a batting debacle against India in the practice game. Other innovations at the Champions Trophy include the use of high-technology drones to provide more in-depth pitch analysis and a virtual reality system that allows fans to experience what it's like to face the world's best bowlers.
Root struck his 10th hundred as England gunned down Bangladesh's 305/6. He had played 41 of England's previous 44 one-day internationals leading up to the Champions Trophy , so it was unusual when Eoin Morgan said they had made a horses-for-courses choice.
Asked if there was a "narrative" - his word - for the 2017 Finals , and he said "yeah, win championships". Check out the definitive 2017 NBA Finals on-feet guide and stay tuned for more updates throughout the NBA Finals right here on Sneaker News.
Pekka Rinne had one of his best games in the postseason, stopping 32 shots. Wilson and Watson's goals were the second each have scored this postseason, Aberg's was his first. These are the playoffs. Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has been fined for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
Last night, the Stanley Cup Finals kicked off with an energetic game one between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins . Dead catfish, it turns out, are potentially risky objects. It didn't stop the Penguins from knocking off Columbus in five games and Washington in seven. He made the saves he needed to make when the Penguins needed them and, by all accounts, didn't do anything to lose the game for his team, if only because his team didn't lose.
PITTSBURGH (AP ) - The Pittsburgh Penguins kept Pekka Rinne plenty busy this time . Trying for their second Stanley Cup win in a row, the Penguins again host the Predators for Game 2 on Wednesday night. The Most Pittsburgh Game Ever? Capitals: MacLellan plans tweaks, not overhaul ARLINGTON, Va. - Brian MacLellan has the power to completely remake the Washington Capitals in the wake of another early playoff exit and he faces a salary-cap crunch that would justify it.