Friday January 19-th, 2018

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

The NBA Playoffs have been about as predictable as an episode of Scooby-Doo, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors meeting in the finals for the third straight year. "I wear the number because of Mike", James said. "I've ...

James undaunted by beastly Warriors

I also believe his best teammate, Kyrie Irving , thinks he's better than GS's Steph Curry . But how does he compare to Michael Jordan? "There seems to be a theme when I'm out, I think the team is like 108-2". James was back on the floor and scor...

LeBron undaunted by challenge of facing Warriors in Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (32) dunks on Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) at Quicken Loans Arena. Durant's move from OKC to The Bay Area was viewed by the public as him jumping on the Warriors' bandwagon, as...

Celtics' Jaylen Brown Questionable for Game 5

In Game 5 against the Celtics on Thursday, James passed Michael Jordan as the leading all-time scorer in playoff history. James entered the game 27 points behind Jordan. "If you have half a brain, you put things in perspective", Popovich sa...

Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will square off in the NBA Finals for the third straight year in a series that felt like a foregone conclusion pretty much all season. I never thought that you could get to a point where M...

Takuma Sato wins 101st Indianapolis 500

In a frenetic finish to a typically hectic and lengthy affair strewn with yellow caution flags, Andretti Autosport's Takuma Sato , formerly of Jordan, BAR and Super Aguri, got the better of Helio Castroneves and held off the Brazilian veteran to...

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

James needed 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points), as he entered Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics and reached the milestone in style late in the third quarter with a three-point jump shot. Lue said did...

Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators

A day after they slowed, stalled and ultimately outlasted the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on the road in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final, the Ottawa Senators found much of the narrative surrounding them carried a hey...

NBA Finals: Warriors strong favorite over Cavs (latest odds, schedule)

Now, as they prepare for their third straight National Basketball Association finals against Cleveland , Golden State players are taking issue with the notion that their dominance has made the playoffs less appealing for viewers. Cleveland's 75 f...

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

James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of 13 games this postseason for the Cavaliers , who improved to 36-5 against Eastern Conference opponents in the playoffs since 2015. "In Boston , "good enough" is what matters", said Celtics head coa...

NASCAR trying to increase passing for Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR trying to increase passing for Coca-Cola 600

Sure, there might be more strategy played or daring moves, but it does zero to change the fact that unless NASCAR takes some wild swing (like the possibility of restrictor plates next year if this year's experiment in the Xfinity race goes well),...

Castroneves turns fast lap on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Going through your mind it was, 'This has been too easy. The Free Press invites you to ride shotgun over the next two weeks on a behind-the-scenes journey into the life of rising racing star Conor Daly as he chases victory at the Indy 500 and the...

Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon wary of Fernando Alonso threat

What was widely viewed as a one-off by Spaniard Alonso and his McLaren Formula One team could result in something far more substantial following what has been an upbeat homecoming to IndyCar following a 38-year absence. If I get an hour off, I'...

Warriors favored over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

The Lakers had to wait nine days for the Finals to start while the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks in seven games. Cleveland: James (35 + 8 rebounds + 8 assists), Irving (24 + 7 assists), Love (15 + 11 rebounds). But if they'...

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017 Stanley Cup Final Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017 Stanley Cup Final

The 2017 Final begins Monday, when the Penguins host the Nashville Predators . Asked how he'll remember the season, he had one word: "Love". Nothing has ever come easy for hard-working Kunitz during his career, and nothing has come easy for the...

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

Love scored the Cavs' first eight points and the team collected its first double-digit lead at 15-5 with just over four minutes gone in the game. After torching the Celtics for 35, James now sits at 5,995 postseason career points. Jordan set the ...

Neal nets OT victor for Predators Neal nets OT victor for Predators

Predators forward James Neal robbed the Ducks of another late-game comeback attempt, whizzing a one-timer past goaltender John Gibson halfway through the overtime period. The defensive trio has posted a combined 24 points through 10 games, helpin...

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

We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country. "If we could we would change people's life for this cup - we would not think twice". The Red Devils boss guided his team to a tactically shrewd win over ...

Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5 Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

At first glance, the sight of Avery Bradley's 3-point attempt in the waning seconds of Game 3 doesn't come to mind as the ideal shot. Boston exploded for a 55-31 run to end the game after the Celtics trailed by 21 with almost 6 minutes to play...

Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

Thee Senators were unable to win the first Game 7 in franchise history as Chris Kunitz scored his second of the game and that was the victor in double-OT to give the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins handed Ottawa a 3-2 loss to captu...

Indy 500 playing it safe with security Indy 500 playing it safe with security

Button said he would watch - once he had been told what time the race was on - and had enjoyed Alonso's first drive in the McLaren Indy vehicle run by the Andretti Autosport team . The 37-year-old Briton, who retired at the end of last seaso...

Premier League teams are way off winning Champions League - Ferdinand Premier League teams are way off winning Champions League - Ferdinand

When the second leg of the Champions League semifinals between Madrid rivals Real and Atletico began, it looked like the hosts were determined to turn the tables on their side to finally get rid of the curse of getting beaten by Real in the Eur...

LeBron James says chase of Michael Jordan is about motivation, not greatness

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics meet Thursday in game five of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden. Earlier in the playoffs, LeBron passed Kobe Bryant (5,640 points) in Game 3 of a first-round series against t...

LeBron James Disappears as Celtics Win With 21-Point Comeback LeBron James Disappears as Celtics Win With 21-Point Comeback

Tyronn Lue , LeBron James and Kyrie Irving speak after the Cavs' Game 4 win. What's not so clear is why that was the case, especially since the Akron native was having arguably the best postseason of his career prior to Game 3. The Celtics gave...

Celtics G Isaiah Thomas visits specialist, surgery undecided

The second period saw the Celtics keep up the pace, while the Cavaliers tried to claw back into the game. "Plays out of time-out [have been] kind of been killing us and keeping us off balance, but in the second half we kind of got a little bit of...

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