The Toronto Raptors achieved a rare feat: intimidating the Warriors

When Golden State go on a roll, opponents tend to panic. But Kawhi Leonard and Co kept their cool in a fevered Oracle Arena on Wednesday night Toronto outplayed Golden State on Wednesday night have Thompson and Durant back for Game 4 [Editors note, Durant on their 18-0 run in the third quarter of Game 3, suddenly everything felt inevitable. In years past, that kind of run would have sunk the Warriors opponents for the rest of the series. Teams felt they needed to score on every possession in case the Warriors get truly rolling. It was mentally and physically exhausting, and the teams shot selection would become more erratic and desperate. But when the Warriors made their run last …

Fit in my 40s: I love parkour, but running at walls is even harder than it looks | Zoe Williams

Anything that is too high to vault, you have to approach with a cat leap Andy Pearson, the founder of London Parkour, maintains that anyone can do parkour if they want to enough. I have always seen it somewhat differently, as a kind of street version of Cirque du Soleil, suitable for only the skinniest kid with a death wish. Walking towards a cul-de-sac full of low walls, I am disbelieving. Even someone carrying a lot of extra weight? Yes, as long as you start with what they are able to do safely. Even the strongest man on Earth? Yes, as long as you allow for his muscle ratio. We come to some walls. Pearson wants to start with focus …

Bucks say they got ‘punched’ as Raptors level NBA Eastern Conference finals

With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the way. He scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. This was one of the nights that we knew Kawhi was a little bit limited and we had to come out and be aggressive for him, Lowry said. Leonard played 52 minutes in a double-overtime win in Game 3 on Sunday despite dealing with leg …

‘We’re not going to play’: Will a player boycott save women’s hockey … or harm it?

More than 200 of the worlds best players say they wont play in North America. They hope that their actions will usher in a better era for the game Last week an estimated 200 womens hockey players took part in a Hilary Knight (@HilaryKnight) We may represent different teams, leagues and countries but collectively we stand as one. pic.twitter.com/O9MOOL8YOt abrupt NWHL salary cuts made in 2016. As a result, her relationship with the NWHL was severed. A lot of things that should have been ironed out throughout the process [of talks with the NWHL] werent, and too then the expansion and, you know, its just, not a good business practice, Knight told the Guardian. Despite operating another two seasons and …

Fernando Ricksen: I like living too much, Im not ready to go

Fernando Ricksen, the former Rangers and Netherlands player, has motor neurone disease. We spend time with him and his wife and find anger, sadness and humour At St Andrews Hospice in Airdrie, about eight miles outside Glasgow, Fernando Ricksen is beginning to show the first signs of tiredness after answering questions with his eyes for more than an hour. As an emotional and deeply moving interview draws to a close, Ricksen is asked whether there is anything else he would like to mention in this article. After a short pause while his eyes scroll across the screen to select the words that his voice-computer reads aloud once the sentence is complete, Ricksen adds: My wife, so that I get some …