LeBron James, Cavaliers ready for challenge against beastly Warriors

His players credit Lue's soothing, steady influence - on and off the floor - as almost as vital to their success as a clutch Kyrie Irving 3-pointer. "Just make it tough for him as much as possible". The Cavs know Lue won't panic. The Warriors play the Cavaliers in Game 1 on Friday morning at 03:00 CET at the Oracle Arena as the Warriors look to avenge their 4-3 loss to LeBron's team in last years deciding series.

Arsenal set to offer record deals to Ozil and Sanchez

That means it's crunch time for the Gunners as they either have to extend their player's contracts, or look to sell them to avoid letting two of their top stars leave for free in 12 months. Paper Round's view: Sanchez and Ozil's contracts have overshadowed the entire season, having been going on for well over a year, now. But Ribery and Robben are on the wrong side of 30 and are well into the twilight years of their glittering careers.

Wenger collects record 7th FA Cup

Sources have told ESPN FC , however, that Wenger wants to remain at the helm and that the broad outline of an extended contract was agreed, but not signed, six months ago. And Mertesacker said that the more his ability is questioned the better he will become. I don't think that if my player dived, he did it with a real intention to do this [deceive].

Rafael Nadal notches emphatic first round victory at the French Open

Rafael Nadal has won the French Open nine times , and he was given a rather hard first round going up against the unpredictable Frenchman Benoit Paire , but he was able to overcome that with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory. He then called for the doctor at the start of the third set and the match was over inside two hours. Ferrer, a runner-up at Roland Garros in 2013, has never lost his opening match at the clay-court major in 15 appearances.

Player guide for Champions League finalist Juventus

Real Madrid will be the first time to score 500 goals in the Champions League , from group stage to final, if they are able to score a goal in Cardiff . The legendary 39-year-old goalkeeper has yet to win the competition despite a career full of honours, and must keep the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at bay to add the famous trophy to his glittering collection.