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Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans

Guentzel scored twice Wednesday night and his second goal, 10 seconds into the third period, broke up a close game and led the Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Nashville Predators at the PPG Paints Arena. What can we learn from ( Game 1)? Pittsburgh also did it in 2009, losing both games on the road against Detroit. We have home advantage of this series , so we really should make use of it. Read More »

Red Sox lose in Price's return

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Chicago is 4-2 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams. "I don't know if it's an inspiration when you lose one of your better players and leader on your team, but we put together quality at-bats against a starter as quality as ( Chicago's ) Jose (Quintana ) is". Read More »

James Jones: Analytics do not dictate LeBron James' play with Cleveland Cavaliers

If the games are close and evolve into more isolation, as they often have during the past two Finals matchups, how will the Warriors and Durant respond? The NBA Finals starts at 6 p.m. "But at the end of the day winning a championship is winning a championship". The problem for them though is that last year's championship team is not good enough to win it this year. Read More »

Alexander Zverev sensationally won the masters in Rome

Agassi, an eight-time Grand Slam champion, is regarded as one of the finest players in the history of tennis and his total of four Australian Open titles was a record until Djokovic won for a fifth time in Melbourne, in 2015. Zverev and Djokovic have never played but Thiem leads their head-to-head 4-1, including all three meetings on clay. 'He has been through everything that I'm going through- on the court he understands the game amazingly well. Read More »

Quote: Jose Aldo's Legacy Will Always Be Tarnished By Conor McGregor

On Saturday night there can be an end put to this turmoil when we will see who the rightful champion of the division is for the first time since McGregor's wake of destruction was caused by him coming in, taking over and hightailing. McGregor, who moved up to lightweight last November and captured Eddie Alvarez's title, will not be physically present in Saturday's bout. The Brazilian has rebounded well since that defeat, winning a rematch against former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie ... Read More »

Warriors come out to play against Cavaliers on ESPN, DirecTV in LATAM

James bought the house in 2015, not long after his production company signed a $15 million developmental deal with Warner Bros., an agreement that has him spending more time in Southern California. "And hopefully we keep it going, but we fully respect and are aware that this team that we're playing, they're the champions and we're not", Kerr said. Read More »

Cavs vs. Warriors Odds: NBA Finals 2017 Betting Preview

The Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. Having to account for Durant's shooting likely means Cleveland's forwards, including James , won't be able to cheat to play help defense against three-point threats such as Curry, Draymond Green or Klay Thompson , like they did last season. Read More »

LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

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Capt. Patricia Sandoval , a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department , told the Associated Press that James wasn't home at the time. The incident is technically being investigated as a hate crime, though it has yet to be officially classified as such. Read More »

Guentzel shines again as Pens pull clear of Preds in Game Two

The Penguins offense was held in check for most of the game and had no answers for the Nashville defense until ten seconds into the third period. First it was Jake Gentzel with his second goal of the game off a bad rebound allowed by Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne . Read More »

Predators' win puts them on verge of history

Amid the Western Conference final turning into a series of attrition, the Nashville Predators can advance to the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history when they host the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night in Game 6. We have a chance to go in their rink, win a game, and come back with a chance to win in our home building. He was one of two goalies on the ice for the optional morning skate (also Jonathan Bernier ), and Carlyle says he'll consult with the club's training staff ... Read More »

Penguins chase Pekka Rinne, take Game 2 for 2-0 series lead

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Matt Murray finished with 23 saves for the Penguins, who used the first coach's challenge in Final history to wipe out an early Nashville goal and held on despite their astonishing shot drought. Goaltender Ray Emery had a.667 SV% for the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the Cup Final against the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. This time, Pittsburgh's flurry came a little bit later. Read More »

Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead with win vs. Predators

Another goal from Patric Hornqvist was overturned on offside. Rinne also gave up a big rebound to Guentzel on the Penguins' game victor 10 seconds into the third period. Matt Murray has been near-brilliant in goal for the Penguins. Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) jokes with teammate Brad Hunt as he pushes him into the corner during NHL hockey practice before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh , ... Read More »

Irish prop to start against the Lions on Saturday

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New Zealand-born Gatland told a news conference in Auckland on Thursday that Henry "lost half of the team on day one" when he coached the 2001 Lions in Australia by indicating at the start of the tour that he had already chosen his test team . Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Tamim Iqbal fifty boosts Bangladesh against England

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I think India have got one of the most potent attacks in the championship", Glenn McGrath insisted. What we've got to see is how freely they played in the last series (versus England ). Laxman praised the Indian batsmen for showing the temperament and skills in English conditions. "But you also have to be a bit flexible and better than we were at Lord's", said Bayliss. Read More »

Barca Reveal New Boss

The Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu , said: "Valverde has the ability, the judgment, the knowledge and the experience". "He promotes the youth players and he has a Barça way. He has a year left on his contract with the club, although the Red Devils have the option to extend it by an additional year. He is also known for putting faith in young players, although it is also fair to say he has never had to deal with such a high-pressure dressing room as that Barcelona . Read More »

Shot-shy Penguins claim Stanley Cup opener

Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray stopped 37 of 38 Nashville shots. The Penguins and Predators each have a goal as Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is tied at the first intermission. "We don't usually wear jerseys, but it's the first time [the Predators] have made the Stanley Cup Finals, and we want to support them". The first shift in the third period, we score. Read More »

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez chasing bumper new deals

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Arsenal players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil want to leave the club and the club should sell them, club legend Martin Keown said . Arsenal would likely demand a fee of around £50million if they were to allow Sanchez to leave, though it remains a possibility that they will retain him for the previous year of his contract even at the cost of losing him on a free next summer. Read More »

Google Doodle cricket game celebrates Champions Trophy

And the decision remains the same throughout the tournament . " Jason Roy is part of our strong opening partnership with Alex Hales". Roy's miserable run of form spans four single-figure scores in his last five ODI innings and an ongoing sequence of 11 attempts for various teams without a single half-century. Read More »

New York Jets trade Calvin Pryor to Cleveland Browns

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Pryor wasn't part of the Jets' plans after they declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract and drafted safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye with their first two picks. Demario is a guy that we developed the utmost respect for in his time with our team, not only as a professional but also as a person. Pryor irked some people in the organization by not showing up for the first OTA practice last week. Read More »

Who Ya Got? B/R Staff's Bold Predictions for 2017 NBA Finals

Curry made a point to do everything necessary for Durant to make a smooth transition incorporating into the offence, even if that meant his own numbers were down a year after his second MVP and another record 402 3-pointers as Golden State topped the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' wins record going 73-9. Read More »

Lee Jenkins: Warriors over Cavaliers in 5

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The Warriors' best lineup against the Cavaliers probably has both players on the floor at the same time , with Iguodala on James and Thompson defending Irving, so Thompson said he doesn't get caught up in whether his shot is falling. "With them adding Durant and the way they're playing, the way we're playing, it can be even higher". LeBron James and the Cavaliers will head into Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors as seven point underdogs according to OddsShark .com. Read More »

Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds

He said he sprayed the fish with cologne and body spray, packed it in a cooler, and sneaked it into the arena by stuffing it down his trousers between two layers of regular and compression underwear - having tested the method by wearing the fish at his in-law's home for 20 minutes without them suspecting anything. Read More »