by | August 25, 2017 | 00:38

In their three years together since James returned from Miami in 2014, the Cavaliers have been to the NBA Finals three consecutive seasons . We used NBA Math's FATS (Factor Adjusted Team Similarity) methodology to help us visualize the deal.

by | August 24, 2017 | 02:09

And it wasn't even close. Alabama opens the season against the Seminoles in Atlanta on September 2, just the fourth opener involving top-five teams and the first pitting teams ranked in the preseason top three. He started in a 56-6 rout of Charleston Southern and got a second start in the 38-0 blanking of Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl national semifinal.

by | August 24, 2017 | 02:04

While much of the focus is on Henne and Bortles, Marrone said he would even consider Brandon Allen for the starting role, per First Coast News' Mike Kaye . Blake Bortles' career in Jacksonville could be nearing an end. After posting career highs in passing yards (4,428), touchdowns (35) and passer rating (88.2), the sight of seeing Bortles float two lame ducks on a nationally televised pre-season game and miss wide open receivers was beyond embarrassing.

by | August 24, 2017 | 02:01

Bell was asked by a social media user when he would return to the Steelers, Bell responded "9-1-17". The Steelers open up the season on September 10 when they travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns, who finished 1-15 a season ago. Bell will also bring much of the Steelers' 2016 and 2017 offensive production with him. Bell does not want to play on a one-year franchise tender worth $12.1 million, but is expected to sign the contract next week.

by | August 24, 2017 | 01:59

However, Leicester City is where the midfielder really came into his own, being one of the pillars in the club's unprecedented success in the 2015-16 Premier League campaign. At the age of 30, Vardy knows what it takes to succeed in the Premier League after bagging 24 goals in their success two years ago while he also notched 13 league goals last season.

by | August 24, 2017 | 01:45

Alexandre Geniez (AG2R La Mondiale) 10 points 3. The route took riders over four category-two climbs and a category-three, before a push up the final category-three ascent. Overall favourite Chris Froome is ninth, 21 seconds behind Lampaert, after coming 16th, eight seconds off the Belgian's time, in the stage and finishing the highest of the Team Sky riders.

by | August 24, 2017 | 01:40

Officers described him in their report as a " highly intoxicated male who was refusing to leave". A Jackson Police Department news release states Russillo was found lying on a bed, with "blood shot glassy eyes, very slurred speech and could not answer questions coherently".

by | August 24, 2017 | 01:37

In the meantime, Lonzo Ball and Dennis Smith Jr. got a ton of love from their fellow draftees. Nearly 26 percent of the rookies surveyed think that Smith Jr. Smith impressed scouts - and his fellow rookies, apparently - with standout athleticism and explosiveness in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 17.8 points per game.

by | August 24, 2017 | 01:37

RAFAEL BENITEZ has insisted he will be a happy man once Newcastle start winning. Benitez took the Toon right back up to the Premier League, following their relegation previous year, but he's so far failed to oversee any wins in the club's first two games of the season, watching them lose 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in their opener and 1-0 to Huddersfield on Sunday.

by | August 24, 2017 | 01:36

Speaking to Gary Newbon , the Sky Sports presenter who was hosting the black tie event, Boycott , well-known for his bracing views, was asked why he had not received a knighthood. The BBC faced calls to sack the 76 year-old. If any blame is attached it's partly to the selectors because I'm sorry, he's not good enough at this level'.

by | August 24, 2017 | 01:16

The Force on Wednesday won the right to appeal their axing from Super Rugby, as the Australian Rugby Union rejected a major cash injection from a mining magnate to keep the club in the competition. The ARU committed to cutting one of its five Super Rugby franchises as the competition contracts from 18 to 15 teams next season. In a letter sent to ARU chief executive Bill Pulver sent on Friday, which came into Taylor and Croy's possession, McGowan wrote: "These investments were not made ...

by | August 24, 2017 | 00:38

Colin Kaepernick is not playing in the National Football League right now because Colin Kaepernick lost a whole lot more at the end of his career than he won. "He's our head coach". "Our position is we represent a coalition of individuals and groups of sizable magnitude and have made a series of requests we believe merit their own meeting", a representative for the protesters told BuzzFeed News.

by | August 23, 2017 | 00:44

Argentina had five players on the list while four members of the Germany squad were named in the document. Federation Internationale de Football Association said it condemned "in the strongest terms" the release of material it said was obtained illegally, the BBC reports.

by | August 23, 2017 | 00:40

One of the NFL's most electrifying playmakers, the 24-year-old Beckham caught 101 passes last season and recently said he wants to be the league's highest-paid player. Not yet, if only because the Giants seem essentially disinterested in fully opening the playbook during the preseason. "Preseason, so." Coach Ben McAdoo didn't have a problem with it.

by | August 23, 2017 | 00:42

Pollock hit a two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Diamondbacks win over the Mets. It's hard to argue with Farrell tossing Workman out there over closer Craig Kimbrel . Now, after going just over four years between major league victories, Albers has two wins in less than a week. But he's allowed four runs on eight hits over his last five outings.

by | August 23, 2017 | 00:32

Barcelona are claiming breach of contract over a bonus payment triggered when Neymar signed a new five-year contract with them in October 2016. In a statement released on Tuesday, Barca said they had passed the complaint on to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), having first filed the lawsuit in a Barcelona court on August 11.

by | August 23, 2017 | 00:28

His performance over the last month hasn't shaken O'Brien's confidence in Savage come the Texans home opener September 10 versus Jacksonville. Savage has completed 17 of 20 pass attempts during the Texans' first two preseason games. I mean, let's put the cards on the table. O'Brien was complimentary of Watson, but also made it clear that there won't be a "Wildcat"-type situation, with the Texans using the mobile Watson on the field with Savage.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:50

The Spaniard was in total command throughout, aside from a seven-deuce game in the second set when she had to save a couple of breaks points as Halep tried to find a way into the contest. "I have been so many times to this place, it's like my home", she said. “Finally, this year, I improved that.”. She can leapfrog Pliskova as world number one by winning the title.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:48

The new BMW M5 will be powered by a 4.4 litre V8 engine and it will come with BMW's all wheel drive xDrive system. First out the gate will be the 2018 BMW M5 First Edition, with just 50 of the 400 total cars headed to the US. There will be however an optional M Driver's Package that raises top speed to 189 miles per hour. You've probably also noticed the two red buttons on the steering wheel too: Those allow you to preset two driving modes.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:48

Integrating Nvidia technology into the Luminous Studio Pro game engine, Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition now goes by the Luminous Engine monicker. Global brand director Akio Ofuji, translated by Raio, explains that the addition of first-person mode is an attempt to meet the expectations of a PC audience.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:46

Samir Nasri's time at Man City is now officially at an end, just one or perhaps two years later than the cord should have been cut. The Frenchman has joined on a two-year deal and will sign officially for the Super Lig club subject to global clearance.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:31

Leeds had hoped to agree on a new long-term contract, significantly raising his £15,000-a-week wages, but the New Zealand worldwide wanted Premier League football. During an eight-year spell , with Cardiff City, Leeds and Fulham, McCormack scored 116 goals at Championship level, establishing himself as one of the best British strikers outside the Premier League .

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:18

There he will give what is being billed as a keynote address in which he is expected to outline his intention to bolster Ireland's diplomatic and business agency representation in Canada and other parts of the world. This Committee can not be ignored: "Ireland must end reproductive coercion and fulfill its obligations under worldwide human rights law by introducing abortion services that respect women's human rights, health and autonomy".

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:15

Marcos Alonso gave the Blues a 24th-minute lead at Wembley with a brilliant free-kick and the left-wing back proved to be the unlikely matchwinner two minutes from time after Michy Batshuayi's own-goal briefly pulled Tottenham level. Thibaut Courtois believes that Chelsea will have to raise their game if they are to retain their Premier League title. I'm very happy when I see this type of game.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:53

He finishes his career with 1,076 catches, good for ninth all-time, for 13,779 yards, 14th all-time, and 82 touchdowns. Boldin, 36, joined the Bills nearly a fortnight ago but the Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler is already calling it quits.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:44

The Wimbledon champion had added another title to her breakthrough summer - this one at the expense of a player who can't quite get to No 1. I moved very well today. While this tournament hasn't been ideal for Muguruza, she's finding ways to win, and a lot of it has to do with her success on the return. "I'm not playing my best tennis in this moment but I'm still winning".

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:38

A series of new signings, mainly from Europe, during the off-season has given Huddersfield a fighting chance of survival and their opening-day win at Palace only added to the optimism of the Terriers faithful. Huddersfield did most of the pressing and passing without creating a clear opening in the first half, whereas on the rare occasions their opponents got forward they managed to look slightly more risky.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:33

The team's running backs looked great in small spaces and looked agile in their routes, as well as in running plays. "We have a lot of talent out there and a lot of the guys are making some big plays for me and it's been awesome". One reason the Texans drafted Cunningham in the second round was his ability to run and cover. Four of what likely would have been his top five targets going into the season (Ryan Griffin was active) AND his best offensive lineman didn't play! "But, again, I ...

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:32

Lennox Lewis insists that next weekend's high-profile meeting between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor should not be classed as a "serious fight". It was in Canada where the two fighters peaked in their ability to promote the fight. One man who has recently commented on the matter, is Nate Diaz.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:27

The NBA has announced they are investigating the tampering accusations. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski of Ramona Shelburne provided some details of the investigation , noting that Magic Johnson's alleged impermissible contact with George is at the center of it.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:23

Those odds could increase to 20 percent mid-week for a group of storms and showers about 200 miles north of Puerto Rico. Heavy rain and flooding is possible: While we won't see significant winds outside of gusty thunderstorms, heavy rain and localized flooding look to be the greatest threats as some models are estimating we could see 2-4 inches of rain by the end of the week.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:20

The World Umpires Association said the comments by Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler that "publicly and harshly impugned the character and integrity" of umpire Angel Hernandez were a catalyst for the protest. On Thursday, at the owners' meeting in Chicago, Commissioner Rob Manfred drew a distinction on remarks by players and umpires. Kinsler said Hernandez should get out of the game, saying he told him, "You need to re-evaluate your life, man".

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:07

This man (Mané) popped up with a goal when we needed him most and then I thought we were quite comfortable after that with the clean sheet and keeping the ball. I think it was the difference". Palace, beaten 3-0 at home to Huddersfield in their opening match, should have scored when the game was goalless.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:02

The city's main football club, Barcelona , is seen as an organisation that represents the people of the area. "Freedom of expression is what Catalonia is all about", Catalan artist Joan Miró once said, and that spirit was very much in evidence.

by | August 21, 2017 | 05:49

For the victory Norris earned $380,000. "I was in a good spot". Norris, who turned professional in 1996, said he had a good day on the course. "I played that hole badly all week so to hole a good putt on the first for birdie settled things", he said.