It also allowed him the chance to strip off and pose like a muscle man -- an act he never needs to be asked twice to perform.It was a similar scene over the weekend when Ronaldo peeled off his jersey triumphantly after delivering the penalty kick that clinched Real Madrid's 11th Champions League title. He and Michael Jordan are the only players to win a regular-season MVP, NBA Finals MVP and an Olympic gold medal in the same year.Will it be the Lakers, where Kobe is gone and new head coach Luke Walton is in?
Winning two titles in Miami was vital for his legacy, but James' personal story will go from great to spectacular if he can finally snap the city of Cleveland's 52-year drought without a pro championship.
After James almost single-handedly kept Cleveland in last year's six-game NBA Finals loss to Golden State by averaging 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists in 45.8 minutes per game with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love out, columnist Bruce Jenkins wrote James didn't run out of steam, "He ran out of team."-- Johnette Howard Imagine what fun it must be for you to know that however great Cristiano Ronaldo thinks he is, you're actually even better, to the point where the only pertinent question left is whether you're the best soccer's ever seen.
What if Durant heads to Golden State, the team that just dispatched his Thunder in the Western Conference finals? Durant and the Thunder knocked off the Spurs in the strike-shortened 2011-12 season to earn Durant his first NBA Finals berth. (The Thunder, despite Durant's series-high 30.6 scoring average, lost the championship to Miami.)"The four-headed monster of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant would certainly strike fear into the rest of the NBA. Add any fifth player in the league, almost any player, and that is one of the best starting lineup to grace the court since the '96 Bulls, maybe ever." -- Forbes.com's Simon Ogus-- Johnette Howard Healthy enough -- finally -- to at least be discussing a return to the PGA Tour after being sidelined for months by back surgery (and knee issues before that.) Whether Woods, now 40, can ever resume his derailed chase of Jack Nicklaus' record total of 18 major titles is the last great intrigue of his career. Secret history of Tiger Woods »The 1997 Masters, Woods' first major title, because of the history of the course and the spectacular way Woods lived up to the hype that had followed him since he was a child prodigy.
Woods won by 12 strokes, set the 72-hole Augusta scoring record (minus-18) and became the youngest Masters champ ever at age 21 years, 104 days.
In 28 Twenty20 innings in 2016, covering the IPL and international matches, Kohli has scored 1598 runs - and few would bet against him continuing that spree in the months to come."If you talk cricket with me I can keep going on. Just the mindset, understanding the game, understanding angles, playing in different situations ...
I like to learn from and discuss with a lot of people because eventually it will open your mind to new things you can absorb." -- Kohli, to The Cricket Monthlyin 2015-- Thomas Neumann The angel-faced Colombian was named after James Bond (although it's pronounced Ha-mes), and for a while at the 2014 World Cup, like 007, he seemed capable of pulling off the impossible.
Of course, Barcelona's Messi is too modest to suggest this. We'll plump for the one in the 2015 Copa del Rey final when, from just inside the Athletic Bilbao half, he takes the ball on the right flank, weaves past four bamboozled players and beats the keeper at his near post.
In 2013, a Japanese jeweler created a gold replica of his left foot valued at .25 million. Everyone knows that the real thing is actually priceless. Pure genius."He is the best player in the world by some distance. He can take advantage of every mistake we make." -- Arsene Wenger, Arsenal's manager, after Messi had scored four past them-- Ian Chadband The joyous boy from Brazil (and Barcelona) is only 24, but, goodness, he's already lived a life.
Life's been tougher trying to live up to expectations since his move to Real Madrid, but his rare talent means he's neither been shaken nor stirred.
Global perspective on Rodriguez's fame »Colombia vs.
Writers pen love letters to you, saying that seeing you play tennis is like a religious experience.