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Crosby dominant in Penguins' Game 5 win over Predators

Game 6 is Sunday night in Nashville. That meant it was the Pittsburgh Penguins' turn to play hammer to the Nashville Predators' nail in Game 5. Bonino now boasts four goals and seven points through 21 postseason games, a step back from the 18 points in 24 games that he was able to put up during the team's successful championship run in 2016. Read More »

Durant's late heroics power Warriors over Cavaliers


That's the one ingredient they didn't have previous year. "They can make for a very scary duo for teams across the National Basketball Association because they're both mismatch nightmares". In his postgame interview, he used the word "liberating" to describe the shot, the moment. And I try to do the same things. "I gave everything that I had to this game", James said. Read More »

Warriors pull rug on Cavs, take commanding 3-0 Finals lead

Combine that with last year's 73-win season, and a second title in three years - which could have easily been three consecutive championships - and foundation of the case has been made. But the top-seeded Warriors, seeking their second title in three seasons, are playing at another level and barring a meltdown of epic proportions, will soon be celebrating their second National Basketball Association title in three seasons. Read More »

Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

Goalie change: Rinne, who endured a rough start to the series but found his rhythm the prior two games, was pulled for Juuse Saros to start the second period. In game three, they held Sidney Crosby and Yevgeni Malkin shot-less, something that's only happened a few times in their entire career playing together. Read More »

Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

Pittsburgh will have a chance to become the first franchise to win back-to-back championships since Detroit in 1998 when the series shifts back to Nashville for Game 6 on Sunday night. Game Five is in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Pekka Rinne was terrible through the first two games and was certainly a big reason that Pittsburgh took an early series lead. Read More »

Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals


Emirates Team New Zealand moved a step closer to an America's Cup rematch with Oracle Team USA on Thursday as they ended the quest of Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR. The New Zealand boat rose on its hydrofoils rapidly just before the start and lost control, its bows plunging into the water before the boat flipped sideways, its massive fixed wing sail in the water. Read More »

7 surprising things about the Stanley Cup Final so far


It was a star-studded night at the game in Nashville: Country singer Dierks Bentley sang the national anthem while fellow singer Jason Aldean waved a towel to rev up the crowd. "The real hockey starts now", Subban said. "Our focus is really more concerned about just that one game in front of us". Nashville Predators' Viktor Arvidsson (38) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin (62) trade punches during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, ... Read More »

Cavaliers need greater than greatest rally now

Before adding Kevin Durant , most people thought that the 2015-2016 73-win Warriors team could have been the best ever . He's just going up against a better team. They will surely pose a great threat to the Warriors and they could give them a run for their money. The Celtics' role players consisting of Bill Walton, Dennis Johnson and Danny Ainge would also give the Warriors a big challenge. Read More »

French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem


No man has ever beaten Djokovic and Nadal back-to-back and won a grand slam , and even if Thiem were to get past the Spaniard, he would still have to defeat either former champion Stan Wawrinka or three-time grand slam victor Andy Murray in the final. Read More »

Murray odd one out in French Open semis


No man has ever beaten Djokovic and Nadal back-to-back and won a grand slam , and even if Thiem were to get past the Spaniard, he would still have to defeat either former champion Stan Wawrinka or three-time grand slam victor Andy Murray in the final. Read More »

Stamullen rider dies at Isle of Man TT


Adding to its fatality count, 2017 edition of Isle of Man TT claimed lives of three races since the event commenced earlier this week. There's no denying the Isle of Man TT race is extremely risky, but is considered to be rewarding by most racers. Read More »

Durant helps Warriors into 3-0 series lead

Durant's 3-pointer over LeBron James with 45 seconds left in Game 3 gave the Warriors the lead for good in a 118-113 victory, providing him a lasting highlight that will be the signature play of this series and perhaps his career. His presence allows Golden State to survive Klay Thompson's shooting slump in Game 1 and Draymond Green's foul troubles. It's sports. You have an opportunity to sign one of the best players, and you can do it, go ahead and do it. Read More »

Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final


Speaking before his fourth appearance in the final - while searching for his third Cup win - Crosby said he was motivated not by history, but by making the most of the rare opportunity to win at all. Midway through the first period of Game 5, the Penguins have six shots to the Predators' four. All the Pens need is to have Malkin or Kessel to have an above average game to be within one game of winning back-to-back Stanley Cups. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alex Ferguson share touching moment after the UCL Final


Ronaldo has often referred to Ferguson as a fatherlike figure in his life and it was fitting that his former manager was there to congratulate him on one of the best nights of his career. Madrid are winners of European football's leading club competition for a 12th time. Juventus conceded more goals in 90 minutes against Madrid than in their previous 1,080 minutes of Champions League action. Read More »

Novak Djokovic implodes as stunning win sees Dominic Thiem reach semi-finals


Paris: Defending champion Novak Djokovic on Wednesday crashed out of the French Open after suffering a shocking straight-sets defeat against Austria's Dominic Thiem in his last-eight clash. What's not clear is if he can go beyond merely playing a close match . "I was just unable to hit the ball well and many unforced errors". Former champion Mats Wilander thinks 23-year-old Thiem's easy run could actually work against him. Read More »

India are not invincible, says Kohli


It seemed unthinkable that Virat Kohli and his swaggering IPL superstars could be defeated by Sri Lanka , a side still rebuilding after the retirement of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. He had to step in against a very strong opposition and I was very impressed with how he batted. Malinga (2-70) got the breakthrough and then Sri Lanka's nemesis, India captain Virat Kohli , was caught behind off Pradeep for a duck. Read More »

Australia decides to toughen parole laws after fatal siege


A police statement said: " Victoria Police and their partners within the Joint Counter Terrorism Team are conducting a police operation in the northern suburbs this morning ". One caller to radio station 3AW said he saw "10 to 15 police searching rubbish bins" and in addition, had pulled a garbage truck over. "They're in transit but they're obviously close because they're running", the man told Fairfax Radio . Read More »

Moscow: 'Zero' evidence Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

On Tuesday, Trump surprised many in Washington by stepping into the dispute, taking credit in a series of tweets for encouraging the Arab nations to isolate Qatar for its support for terrorism. Late Tuesday night, the Jordanian government announced it was reducing its level of diplomatic representation in Qatar and cancelling the local registration for Al-Jazeera TV. Read More »

Warriors Hope To Chase Away Game 3 Blues

That was the 2016 NBA Finals, and we all know how that turned out against Golden State. Cleveland was in a very similar spot a year ago, when the Cavs lost the first two games by 48 points, won Game 3 and then overcame a 3-1 deficit to win their first title. Read More »

LeBron says Cavs not giving up against Warriors in NBA Finals

In fact, three National Basketball Association teams have only forced a Game 7 after losing the first three contests in a series - with the last time occurring in 2003. Golden State's second and third best players are Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in any order you'd like. The NBA has almost doubled its salary cap over the past several seasons, and this is the first year of a $24 billion television deal. Read More »

LeBron not faulting Warriors for building super team

No matter who I'm going against, if I'm going against four Hall of Famers, like I said before the series started with Draymond, Klay, Steph, and K.D., or if I'm going against two or whatever the case may be, I'm always excited to play the game. Read More »

Venus, Muguruza Out; French Open to Have 1st-Time Slam Champ


I just think that they were a little bit - sometimes should be a little bit more respectful", Muguruza said, noting that the chair umpire repeatedly had a hard time quieting the premises. No. 6 Dominic Thiem. How right those folks were. That's because defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza and seven-time Grand Slam victor Venus Williams were eliminated Sunday. Read More »

Scooter Gennett hits 4 home runs for Reds to tie Major League Baseball record

Gennett now has 42 career home runs, compared with an average of 309 career homers for the 16 previous sluggers to achieve four home runs in a game, the Times said . In all likelihood, this will be the greatest (baseball) moment of Gennett's career . It might sound petty, but I know folks that are still peeved about Adam Dunn and Mike Leake getting Eric Davis' number 44. Read More »