• James passes Jordan, Cavs into Finals
James passes Jordan, Cavs into Finals

Looking back at the biggest totals in NBA Finals history, there have been just 21 championship series games with a number of 200 or more points since 1991. Athletes are on their phones all the time now, and Golden State players are inundated daily with a drumbeat of 3-1. The Cavs righted the ship, however, in Game 4 as they topped the Ce...

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  • No. 1 seed Kerber dumped out of French Open in first round
No. 1 seed Kerber dumped out of French Open in first round

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Makarova will now face either Lesia Tsurenko or Kateryna Kozlova, both from Ukraine, in the second round. The 35-year-old Spaniard was once ranked as high as No 5 in the world but that was 11 years ago. "It's a pleasure to be here". I really don't know what I wi...

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  • Highlights of LaVar Ball's AAU team getting blown out
Highlights of LaVar Ball's AAU team getting blown out

Compton's Timmy Allen, who had the pleasure of shutting down Ball's son LaMelo, made sure to get some of his own shots in. "I've got to tell you when to pass, I've got to tell you when to pass... "Nobody's here to see you", and called one a "peon". But before Lonzo entered the gym, he slipped into some Big Baller sandals - like the ones his dad w...

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  • No surprise: It's Cavaliers-Warriors in NBA Finals
No surprise: It's Cavaliers-Warriors in NBA Finals

In the post-game presser last night, LeBron was adamant about not wanting to discuss the Golden State Warriors . The Cleveland Cavaliers , fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James , powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thurs...

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  • Billy Horschel's caddie predicted his victory at AT&T Byron Nelson
Billy Horschel's caddie predicted his victory at AT&T Byron Nelson

Hahn, 35, made sure to throw one final punch at the leaders. IRVING, Texas James Hahn knows how close he came to making a couple of more putts down the stretch in the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson . Alvaro Quiros shot a 70 on Saturday to open up a 5-stroke lead at the Rocco Forte Open in Verdura, Italy. Top-ranked Dustin Johnson s...

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  • Cavaliers rout Celtics in Game 5, earn trip to NBA Finals
Cavaliers rout Celtics in Game 5, earn trip to NBA Finals

That kind of letdown is not going to happen in Cavaliers-Warriors III. But in 14 series this season, only two have gone seven games and five went six games . "And they've added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year". James was impressed with Thomas's performance in the playoffs, which began a day after his 22-year-old sister C...

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  • Indianapolis 500: Will Power listed with 10/1 odds to win? 5/25/17
Indianapolis 500: Will Power listed with 10/1 odds to win? 5/25/17

And some of the drivers he'll challenge for the '500 win are well aware of that. "North America is a very important market for us", Brown said. Back in those days if you had a fast auto, you could trim it and break away from the pack but that is totally different now.

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  • It's a 'threematch' for the NBA Finals
It's a 'threematch' for the NBA Finals

I'm just happy and blessed that when I chose to come back that I was able to help him blossom. "He was born for these moments". Love missed Game 3 with a concussion, actually came off the bench in Game 4 . When he gets going like that, he's tough to stop. We've got a lot of guys with a lot of playoff minutes who've been in situations like th...

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  • Vettel claims emphatic win in Monaco to extend championship lead
Vettel claims emphatic win in Monaco to extend championship lead

What had been a processional race, with the wider new cars making overtaking more hard, turned into sudden drama with a collision between Jenson Button's McLaren and Pascal Wehrlein's Sauber at the tunnel entrance. "I'm feeling great to be here and out of the hospital atmosphere", said Bourdais, who told The Associated Press on Saturday t...

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  • Kvitova wins comeback battle in Roland Garros after hand injury
Kvitova wins comeback battle in Roland Garros after hand injury

Dr. Radek Kebrle, Kvitova's surgeon, said that a "realistic timeline" had Kvitova returning six months after the attack and that her return is one month earlier than anticipated under ideal circumstances. 'So that's what we try to show everyone. "I hope that it will be kind of inspiration for other people, as well". Kerber won the Australian O...

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  • Raikkonen storms to long-awaited pole, Hamilton to start in 14th
Raikkonen storms to long-awaited pole, Hamilton to start in 14th

The German has scored 55 points more than Raikkonen in five races and nobody would be surprised if "team orders" surfaced at some point on Sunday, or to see Vettel lead into the first corner. Everything was looking okay from FP1, but we tried to help the balance and went wrong. "We could not get it right on Lewis's auto", contributed the team's...

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  • The Warriors' Third Straight Trip to the NBA Finals is Dominance Personified
The Warriors' Third Straight Trip to the NBA Finals is Dominance Personified

And for good reason: he had a wonderful postseason , with performances that may cap off a legendary career in San Antonio . They proceeded to embarrass Utah with yet another sweep in the second round, all four wins by 10 or more points.

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  • Ducks hopeful goalie John Gibson plays Game 6 tonight
Ducks hopeful goalie John Gibson plays Game 6 tonight

What they didn't do in losing Game 5 and what must be done to keep their Stanley Cup dream alive. Aberg scored on a rebound of Filip Forsberg's shot for the Predators, who took a 3-2 series lead despite the injury absence of top scorer Ryan Johansen and captain Mike Fisher .

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  • Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals
Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals

And the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens faced off in three consecutive Stanley Cup finals from 1954 to 1956 as Detroit won the first two and Montreal captured the third. "They had multiple people come in and talk to me about what's more important", Thomas said Friday, a day after the Celtics were eliminated by the Cavs .

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  • Raikkonen takes Monaco pole for Ferrari
Raikkonen takes Monaco pole for Ferrari

The British driver headed into the weekend six points behind Vettel and aiming to move level with Ayrton Senna's total of 65 pole positions. "I don't really know what to say at the moment". "The auto was really nice to drive". It proved costly for Hamilton whose first flying lap was more than a second adrift of Raikkonen's early fastest.

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  • Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix

It was the 82nd 1-2 in the team's history and celebrated noisily by the tifosi who had thronged into the circuit overnight. We have to add this, because his team is far away from Ferrari and Mercedes , and yet they are very good until now.

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  • City, Liverpool deny Arsenal Champions League slot on final day
City, Liverpool deny Arsenal Champions League slot on final day

Romelu Lukaku halved the deficit with a penalty, his 25th league goal of the season, but Arsenal hung on and Ramsey struck with a superb curler with seconds remaining. "I'm experienced enough to deal with it but it was a big handicap for the team because they played in a very hostile environment". "This group of players are remarkable and deser...

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  • Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup
Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

The 32-year-old James, who is seeking a fourth National Basketball Association title, took 212 post-season games to surpass Jordan, a six-time champion who played 179 playoff games. "Hopefully", James said that night, "I don't continue to have to run into him". Before the game, James said, "It's just a personal goal of mine".

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  • Ariana Grande suspends Dangerous Woman world tour after Manchester attack
Ariana Grande suspends Dangerous Woman world tour after Manchester attack

Salman Abedi's brother, 18-year-old Hashim Abedi, was arrested Tuesday evening by Rada, a local counter-terrorism force, on suspicion of having links to ISIS, Rada spokesman Ahmed Bin Salem told Reuters . Attending his first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, the US President also condemned the deadly suicide bombing as "bar...

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  • Celtics with an all-time gritty win in Game 3 vs. Cavs
Celtics with an all-time gritty win in Game 3 vs. Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers showed up just in time for the second half of Game 3. BOSTON (AP ) - The NBA Finals has its first "three-match", courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. Since 1995, only two teams have been underdogs of more than 16 points and gone on to win that game, according to RJ Bell of pregame.com. They played a helluva game ...

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  • Judge's Chambers debuts at Yankee Stadium
Judge's Chambers debuts at Yankee Stadium

Aaron Judge has been patrolling right field in Yankee Stadium all season, but as of Monday, court is officially in session in Section 104. But anytime the Yankees stop taking themselves so seriously and have fun should be celebrated. Judge, 25, was the No. 32 pick in the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft out of California State University Fresno. J...

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  • Harrop profits from United debut
Harrop profits from United debut

Ibrahimovic was ruled out for the season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury on April 20 in Manchester United's Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht. Even when I was out of the team at the start of the season he always gave me confidence I would get into the team if I was training and playing well.

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  • An emotional victory for Manchester United
An emotional victory for Manchester United

Victory enabled Mourinho , who said prior to the game that he and his players were struggling not to think about the tragedy, to bring his maiden Old Trafford season to a successful conclusion. Ibrahimovic, 35, scored 28 goals in all competitions for United this season , defying critics who suggested he would struggle in England . United actually...

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  • Danny Rose: Tottenham need Champions League 'marquee signing'
Danny Rose: Tottenham need Champions League 'marquee signing'

While Rose believes top-scorer Harry Kane will be at the club for many years to come, he admits keeping other players could prove hard. I don't want to speak on behalf of anyone, but working with someone like Harry Kane , I can tell you that his mindset will be now, 'I'm staying at Tottenham, I'm going to break every single record.

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  • UNLV roundup: Men's golf team tied for fifth at NCAA Championship
UNLV roundup: Men's golf team tied for fifth at NCAA Championship

She found water on her second shot and made a triple-bogey that dropped her from a two-shot lead to a one-shot deficit behind the eventual victor, Monica Vaughn of Arizona State. CT. 13 seed, the Sooners were part of the final group to take the course on Friday and, as a result, have played the fewest number of holes out of the 30-team field.

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  • Sixers will pick third in 2017 NBA Draft
Sixers will pick third in 2017 NBA Draft

I tell it like it is baby, here we come", LaVar said. "Our range was one-to-five". Appropriately enough, not long after this banner was raised, Sixers fans got to watch their team win the third overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft thanks to a shrewd trade Hinkie made with the Sacramento Kings back in 2015.

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  • Hamilton: 'Night and day' between practice sessions
Hamilton: 'Night and day' between practice sessions

While the German team looked to be the class of the field in FP1 yesterday, in the second session both drivers were clearly struggling. The Mercedes slump was especially surprising considering Hamilton was quickest in the morning's first practice run.

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  • Match Reports: Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid
Match Reports: Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid

Three quick thoughts from Real Madrid's 4-1 La Liga win over Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Wednesday night. If Madrid fetch a high transfer fee for a couple of those players this summer, Zidane again can be applauded for trusting his subs and building up their market value, all while leading Madrid to one of its best seasons in team history....

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  • Leeds manager Monk quits despite contract extension offer
Leeds manager Monk quits despite contract extension offer

Radrizzani, who bought out Massimo Cellino on Tuesday, accepted Monk's resignation and allowed the 38-year-old to leave for no compensation. GARRY MONK said he was "disappointed" to leave Leeds United after sensationally quitting the club after failing to reach agreement with new owner Andrew Radrizzani on a new deal.

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  • LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scorer
LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scorer

Meanwhile, Avery Bradley scored 14 points of his own. Kyrie Irving can take over a game at any time , and Kevin Love is playing his best basketball since joining Cleveland . The Warriors, who beat Cavs for the 2015 championship before losing the rematch in 2016, are 12-0 in this year's playoffs. "They are a really good team , we have a...

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  • Fernando Alonso says no Indycar switch for 2018
Fernando Alonso says no Indycar switch for 2018

After the hectic weekend of qualifying, Veach said he was able to leave the track and catch a movie at his apartment. Franchitti says he was "amazed" at how quickly Alonso got up to speed in his rookie test at the start of this month but new and daunting challenges still await the Spaniard.

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  • LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's scoring record
LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's scoring record

I expect the same kind of treatment for the Cavaliers and Warriors down the line, and we are in the middle of it. James is headed to his seventh Finals in a row . In the second quarter, the Celtics would get as close as 13, 43-30, with 11:33 left to play in the half, before Cleveland would take control back with a 9-1 run to take a 52-31...

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  • Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

Gregg Allman's soulful vocals and Hammond organ were key ingredients in the group's sound, while he also wrote or co-wrote numerous band's enduring signature hits, including " Whipping Post ", " Midnight Rider ", " Melissa " and "Ain't Wastin' Time No More".

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  • Hamilton sees off Vettel in enthralling Barcelona battle
Hamilton sees off Vettel in enthralling Barcelona battle

A notable finish outside the points-scoring positions was Fernando Alonso whose McLaren-Honda allowed him to finish a race for the 1st time this year in 12th place. When asked if the title battle with Vettel, whose lead was slashed to six points after Barcelona , would impact their relationship, Hamilton said: "I don't know, it's hard to say".

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  • LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader
LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader

Golden State Warriors await the Cavaliers in the Finals for the third year in a row. "I did pretty much everything that MJ did when I was a kid". The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two James baskets ballooned the lead to 25 with 6...

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