The Celtics are keeping it close. It’s 26-19 with 2:42 to play in the first.

Remember that game during the regular season when Kevin Love hit ALL THE 3s!? He’s doing it again. (UPDATE: He’s 4 for 5 from behind the arc.)

Sloppy start by the Cavs. Overconfidence? (EDIT: Soon as I write that, Kyrie lobs to Tristan Thompson.) And now a timeout by Boston with Cleveland up 14-7.

While the Warriors hope to smell the roses and avoid the Cavaliers’ phytocidal tendencies, an upset loss would feel like staphylotomy. You can’t have obliviscence that this time, Golden State has Kevin Durant to flank the chryselephantine ways of Stephen Curry.

If Curry’s shooting goes south like an outarde, however, it might put the Warriors right under a catafalque. A Cavs road win in Game 1 or 2 would allow them to drive a whirlicote right back to Cleveland with thoughts of repeating.

Expect the action to be perinephric between the NBA’s two best teams, and not the stinky surimi that has been the rest of the playoffs. The Warriors put their proveditor to work to be better equipped for these finals, and anything less than a championship will be a letdown.

There’s nothing epoptic or arachnophagous about either team — they share the common goal of bringing home the poinciana. It’s that, or the muggy feeling of a cinerarium.

Who will be elidible? Who will enjoy the vendage? Expect a seven-game diastole through which the fingernails will seem esculent.

Best Place To Buy Cheap New Zealand Warriors Jerseys With Free Shipping And Best Service

Mets move Tim Tebow up to Advanced A League

Tim Tebow is moving up in the baseball world.

The former NFL quarterback was promoted to St. Lucie of the Advanced A League after several months with the Columbia Fireflies, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced.

It’s not like he’s tearing up the league, but at the same time all of the indications are positive in terms of various things we look at chase rates and exit velocity, Alderson said, via ESPN. The bottom line is the average isn’t there, but he’s improving.

Tebow was batting .222 with 3 home runs, 23 RBIs, a .311 OPS with the Fireflies. He also had 69 strikeouts and 23 walks in 212 at-bats.

Tebow signed with the Mets in September and was sent to Columbia as an outfielder, where he committed seven errors in 58 chances this season.

The D-League is a proving ground, where Jones averaged 14.5 points on almost 11 shot attempts in nearly 32 minutes per game (well above his NBA per-game averages of 5.3 points and 3.8 field goal attempts in 17 minutes per game).

He could be a bigger offensive threat in the D-League; in fact, Jones said he knew he had to be. On the defensive end of the floor, he let his coaches know he wanted to guard every opposing teams best player, whether it was a point guard or power forward.

I want to be that person to stop them, he said. Thats something that I told my coaches I was going to do. That just proves Im a defensive stopper.

Cheap Lakers Jerseys For Sale With Wholesale Price And Free Shipping

Juan Nieves still in a club by himself as Chase Anderson loses no-hitter

Rockies prospect Josh Fuentes learned a valuable lesson Friday. Only take a swing while standing in the batter’s box when you intend on hitting the ball.

The 24-year-old third baseman for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats was called out in the eighth inning of Friday’s game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies after he jokingly took a swing at a ball that didn’t even come close to reaching the plate.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell sent the 29-year-old back out for the eighth, but Ahmed smacked a 2-0 cutter past a diving Eric Sogard and into center field.

Reliever Rob Scahill came on to retire the next three Arizona batters and Neftal’ Feliz gave up a run in the ninth before closing out Milwaukee’s 6-1 victory at Miller Park.

Anderson, who spent his first two seasons with the Diamondbacks, outdueled former Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke, who was chased after 5 1/3 innings.

Nieves recorded the only no-hitter in Brewers history when he no-hit the Orioles on April 15, 1987. The Brewers are one of five MLB teams with just one no-hitter, along with the Blue Jays, Mets, Rays and Rockies. The Padres are the only MLB team without a no-hitter.

Obviously you don’t want to change your approach, but I shorten up, choke up a bit with two strikes just to get a quicker bat, Trout said. But I try and keep the same swing.

Trout’s two-strike results dramatically improved in 2016, which shouldn’t be surprising if you’ve already read this far. Take a look at what he did after falling behind in the count 0-2 in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (he only has 31 such plate appearances this year, a really small sample size).

Best Place To Buy Cheap Youth Basketball Jerseys With Top Quality And Free Shipping

15 years later: Shawn Green’s epic four-homer, six-hit day against the Brewers

Green was the 14th player to that point to have a four-homer game, which, as you can imagine, is quite rare ’ usually happening roughly once a decade. But strangely, Green’s record-tying day came just a few weeks after the Mariners’ Mike Cameron equaled the feat against the White Sox on May 2.

Green’s four-homer showing came about nine years after the last occurrence in the National League, when the Cardinals’ Mark Whiten took the Reds deep four times on Sept. 7, 1993, on his way to a 12-RBI day.

Since Green’s big day, two other players have matched the four-homer feat: Carlos Delgado of the Blue Jays on Sept. 25, 2003 and Josh Hamilton of the Rangers on May 8, 2012.

It’s hard enough to get any hit in a big-league game, let alone six. And it’s hard to hit one homer in a game, let alone four. Add all that together, and Green’s 6-for-6, four-homer game stands out as one of the greatest offensive showings in modern baseball history.

That reasoning didn’t fly with the court, which noted that Kang had faced only a fine after his previous two DUI convictions and more stringent punishment ’ which still won’t force him to serve jail time barring another incident ’ was warranted.

Considering all circumstances, we don’t believe the original sentencing was outside reasonable limits, the decision read, via Yonhap. All extenuating circumstances were reflected in that ruling. Since he’d been fined twice for DUIs and fled the scene in his third DUI accident, we can’t accept his argument that the original ruling was too harsh.

Kang has been on the Pirates’ restricted list since March and is not being paid by the team while he awaits a resolution. The 30-year-old slashed .255/.354/.513 with 21 home runs in 103 games for Pittsburgh last season.

The Best Cheap Jerseys Pay With Paypal

Derek Jeter reportedly ‘beside himself angry’ over joint Alex Rodriguez interview

Even though it’s been awhile since Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have played together on the Yankees, things aren’t smooth sailing between the pair.

Jeter and Rodriguez appeared together during a joint CNBC interview with Bob Pisani to discuss their charities on May 2. However, the questioning turned to their personal relationship, and the tension was palpable.

Although the Steelers’ front office didn’t necessarily believe him, Roethlisberger caused quite a stir when he revealed earlier this year he was mulling retirement.

I’m going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options, Roethlisberger said in January. To consider health, and family and things like that and just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season, if there’s going to be a next season.

Still, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert remained confident that Pittsburgh’s trio of Killer Bs would stay intact for at least one more season. Now that wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell are locked up with new contracts, the team’s priority will shift to under center. The Steelers have already secured Landry Jones after re-signing the backup to a two-year deal on March 9.

Roethlisberger, who turned 35 on March 2, has two years remaining on his five-year contract worth $99 million.

Wholesale Cheap New York Giants Jerseys From China Online - 100% Authentic And Free Shipping

Mariachi band hilariously follows Mariners player on his birthday

To celebrate the special occasion, Seattle Mariners teammates hired a Mariachi band to follow him around all day.

It’s Leonys Martin’s 29th birthday, so the #Mariners have lined up a mariachi band to follow him around this morning at practice.

Based on the latest ballot tracking, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2017 could include as many as five players, which would be only the second five-member class in history.

To earn a plaque in Cooperstown, former major league players must be retired at least five years and receive votes on at least 75 percent of ballots cast by voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

There was nothing wrong with MLB’s on-field hats when they featured only a team’s logo, even in the All-Star Game and World Series. This worked for decades. Nobody complained. Nobody thought, You know what would make me buy that hat? A giant patch on the side.

But the annual ridiculousness has been an evolution a long time coming. The changes started innocently enough. For the 1992 season, MLB added its official logo to the back of all on-field caps, which was a fine and appropriate (but still unnecessary) use of a patch. That appeased the Patch Powers for a few years, but then they got antsy again, and disaster followed in 1996.

Discount Cheap Basketball Jerseys Paypal Online Free Shipping