England bowl against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

England , on the other hand, has shown tremendous improvement. According to Hussey, England's balance, coupled with the advantage of playing at home, and Australia's X-factor make them firm favourites to progress out of Group A, that also involves New Zealand and Bangladesh , and eventually lock horns in the final again.

Quiz: Who should you root for in the NBA Finals?

Don't let it overtake what's at stake, but you can feel a little redemption if you want. Green wanted the matchup with the Cavaliers after Golden State fell short past year despite his brilliant Game 7 , and now here it comes. Klay Thompson hasn't been outstanding through the post-season, but he has the ability to win a game on his own with his shooting if he gets hot. This is the one area where the Warriors appear to be targeting the most.

Was Buster Posey right to stand idle during Giants-Nationals brawl?

And an honest to goodness street fight ensued as players from both teams rushed the field. The benches cleared and multiple players were needed to remove Strickland and Harper from the field. The Giants went on to win that series and 3-1 and the Nationals have failed to reach the postseason since. And as the Orioles and Red Sox demonstrated with their series of beanballs last month, there are no hard and set guidelines in a situation like this.

Durant willing to take less money to keep Warriors core intact

Meanwhile, Chicago was looking to become the first team since the 1960s Celtics to win three straight championships. He suffered a concussion in Game 2 and sat out Game 3 because of it. After all the analyses and comparisons, after all the numbers and matchups, after all the predictions and X-factors, what matters, what will be remembered for years to come, is what happens in this series.

Sebastian Vettel Extends Lead Over Lewis Hamilton after Monaco Grand Prix Victory

Raikkonen started from pole and led from the first corner until he became the third man to enter the pits on lap 35. Then, after the safety auto came out again, Russian Daniil Kvyat also lost control of his vehicle in a frantic finish. He said he would be asking the team to explain the race decisions to him. The best seats in the house: The rich and famous watch Kimi Raikkonen from the water in Monte Carlo .

Sportswriter apologizes for 'racist' tweet about Indy 500 victor

Sportswriter apologizes for 'racist' tweet about Indy 500 victor

After that statement, Frei wrote a detailed reason for the initial tweet and shared it on Twitter . Dave Schreiner's death in Battle of Okinawa. "Not for squeamish or 'sensitive'". Frei's tweet came after Japanese driver Takuma Sato on Sunday became the first driver from an Asian country to win the Indianapolis 500 , known as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing".