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Stanley Cup Playoffs unpredictable to many


With his two goals in Game 2, Guentzel now has 12 in the playoffs, which is just two short of the rookie record set by Dino Ciccarelli of the Minnesota North Stars in 1981. The Predators rallied to tie before Guentzel's go-ahead goal with 3:17 remaining put the Penguins ahead to stay. He has found his touch at the right time for Pittsburgh, which leads the Final 1-0. Read More »

French Open 2017: Djokovic considers break from tennis after shock exit


Rafael Nadal continued his superb form with a dominant 6-1 6-2 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut to move easily into the French Open quarter-finals. Big-serving American John Isner , seeded 21, was knocked out in his third-round match by Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation, who won 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-3). Read More »

Perfect shot; Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 finals lead


But despite the chilly weather, Clevelanders were fired up to see if the Cavs can climb back into the series after losing Games 1 and 2 on the road to Golden State by a combined 41 points. When you got guys out there like KD, but Steph and Klay these guys are other options that's tough to guard. Where the hell do we go from here? Last year's Warriors had the best regular-season record ever, 73-9. Read More »

Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5

PITTSBURGH (AP ) - Pekka Rinne's struggles in Pittsburgh have his Nashville Predators on the brink of elimination. Predators coach Peter Laviolette sensibly stuck with Rinne after the Finn's flawed performances and was rewarded with two exceptional efforts. Read More »

Tiger Woods Gets Arrested for DUI, Claims Alcohol Wasn't Involved


He explained that his unconsciousness behind the wheel was not due to alcohol intake but the aftereffects of prescribed medication. He blew a 0.00 in the breath test. The test corroborated Woods' claim in a Monday evening press release that "alcohol was not involved". There were no odors coming from Woods or the auto, according to one officer. Read More »

Kuerten says Nadal could win 15 titles in Paris


Rafael Nadal will be trying to become the second man in the professional era to make 10 appearances in the final at one Grand Slam but has Austria's Dominic Thiem standing in his way. "Trust me, I'm thinking about many things, especially in the last couple of months", Djokovic said . "Whereas in Madrid (where he lost his second match to Borna Coric), I didn't know which shots to play". Read More »

Chris Holtmann agrees to take Ohio State job


After manning the post at Butler for three seasons, Chris Holtmann has agreed to terms with Ohio State to be their next head coach, per a source. But even if Holtmann isn't the first choice at Ohio State, he still is a good one. Holtmann has worked under two former Matta assistants: John Groce at OH, and Brandon Miller at Butler. Read More »

Thiem dominates Djokovic, Nadal awaits


Dominic Thiem is under no illusions about the size of the task ahead of him as he chases his first grand slam title. Nadal has now recorded 100 best-of-five-set wins on clay from 102 matches - his only defeats coming at Roland Garros to Robin Soderling in the round of 16 in 2009, and to Djokovic in the 2015 quarter-finals. Read More »

Djokovic in 'whole new situation'


Nadal continued an uneventful, and so far unimpeded, cruise toward a 10th Roland Garros title that has set an interim record for brevity: a mere 22 games lost en route to the semifinals. "We'll see. Obviously it's not an easy decision to make, but I will see how I feel after Roland Garros and then decide what to do next". "I'm playing well, I'm moving ahead", Nadal said, per the ATP World Tour . Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from past year

So with the Cavs down 3-0 to Warriors in the NBA Finals , and the quest on to find who is to blame for the deficit, I ask, why does anyone have to be to blame? James said he was proud of Durant and his success during his career, but that he thought their situations were different because Durant was joining an established team and culture, whereas his Heat team essentially had a blank slate. Read More »

Novak Djokovic 'tanked' the last set, says McEnroe


See how to watch Friday's matches below. Tennis player Novak Djokovic . "You know, I'm the odd one out in the semis". That came in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open last month. It's the first time a Canadian woman wins a Grand Slam title. The other semi-final will be between Wawrinka and Murray . "Hopefully I can take advantage of that". Read More »

Warriors take 3-0 series lead on Cavaliers

Although No. 35 was on the Oklahoma City Thunder at the time, the Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead in last year's Finals to this same Cavaliers squad even though they won a record 73 games during the regular season. "Like I said, they played a really good game as well, but they made shots, they made shot down the stretch. And they're playing like one of the best teams once again". Read More »

Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith

Warner and Smith were reluctant to leave the field and felt they could have played through the rain for at least another two overs. "We were heading down a pretty good path and it was disappointing not to get a result in the end", said Smith. Read More »

Golden State Warriors' road win means free tacos next week


A "Stolen Game" shall occur, according to the promotion, if either team in the NBA Finals wins a road game. The Golden State Warriors stole a road win in the National Basketball Association finals Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, so now Taco Bell said it's letting everyone steal a taco. Read More »

Red Sox lefty headed to DL after bullpen slip

In the first two games, the Orioles posted two easy victories. Right-handers were 0-for-47 before that hit, and the Orioles have a lineup loaded with right-handed batters. The Orioles seem to be getting back on track after a rough stretch. Red Sox manager John Farrell recently mentioned how pitchers were challenging Benintendi with offspeed pitches in any count. Read More »

Absent stars rob French Open of fashion wows


I played finals in Madrid before, and then already in the first two matches of Rome I felt that somehow I'm getting more and more empty. "It's very disturbing that one of the biggest cities in the world, most important cities in the world, some of the most popular locations in the town, suffering these terrorist attacks", the second-ranked Djokovic said. Read More »

LeBron James admits he's 'drained,' both mentally and physically

He was also one win away from returning to the Finals previous year with Oklahoma City but they squandered a 3-1 series lead to Golden State, who he joined a little over a month later. Then Durant, playing the first three games of this series the way LeBron played the last three a year ago, knocked down his three . It's sports. Read More »

Apple unveils the HomePod speaker,to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home

Siri , a digital assistant that has been on Apple's iPhone since 2011, will be voice activated to respond to requests for information and other help around the house. Aimed at high-end design professionals rather than the home market, the iMac Pro is to begin shipping in December with a starting price of $4,999. Read More »

'Garbage' man Murray, Nadal eye dream final


In five matches at Roland Garros , Nadal has only spent eight hours on court. "It's a fact that I'm not playing close to my best, and I know that". "We'll see. Obviously it's not an easy decision to make, but I will see how I feel after Roland Garros and then decide what to do next". Nadal leads this head-to-head record at 4-2, but Thiem has the most recent victory. Read More »

Sri Lanka batsmen were inspired by Kumar Sangakkara, says captain Angelo Mathews

Still in fine form with Surrey, Sangakkara opted against coming out of retirement for the Champions Trophy , but the 39-year-old clearly still has an influence off the field. "He had to step in against a very strong opposition and I was very impressed with how he batted". "Asela's little cameo as well really won us the game at the end so it was a fantastic batting effort". Read More »

Golden State one win from title

Force them into outside shots, if you can. Golden State landed the next blows, but the Cavs kept coming back. "What this team has accomplished is remarkable", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday, a day after his team's 118-113 victory in Game 3. Read More »

Clutch victory had roots in key Warriors defeat

Every time James did head to the bench for a minor breather, the Warriors quickly took advantage. Durant is averaging 34 points, 10 rebounds and six assists through three games of the 2017 NBA Finals versus the Cavaliers . Smith made five 3-pointers and scored 16 points, and Kevin Love gutted his way to nine points and 13 rebounds on a night he shot just 1 for 9. The Cavs played well enough to win, but it's becoming clear that against these Warriors , anything less than ... Read More »