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Penguins crush Predators, take 3-2 lead

The night started with a catfish throw. "I think both teams have gotten better throughout the series and that's expected". "I think everybody fed off that a bit, as far as, 'alright, we're going to be aggressive and try to go get it and we continued to do that, '" Penguins defenseman Ron Hainsey said. Read More »

Ajax Manager Peter Bosz Wasn't Impressed With Manchester United's Tactics, Last Night


Jose Mourinho has told Sky Sports News he has "no idea" how likely Manchester United are to sign Antoine Griezmann and that he is leaving all transfer business to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. "We played for the people who died", Pogba told BT Sport. "It is the end of a very hard season", the coach admitted. Mourinho has had his moments of frustration this season - especially with 15 Premier League draws that led to an unsatisfactory sixth-place finish. Read More »

Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question


Bryan also will sing four songs at 7 p.m. that will be streamed live on NHL .com and shown on TV screens inside Bridgestone Arena before Pittsburgh plays Nashville and also for fans at watch parties in downtown Nashville. Ellis (upper body) missed Saturday's morning skate, leaving his status for Game 6 against the Penguins on Sunday in question, Fox Sports reports. Read More »

Arsene Wenger to reveal his Arsenal future


I said last week that this team would win the championship with one or two buys and keep them together. Conte will also have to decide on the future of Diego Costa, who has been linked to several clubs, though the Spaniard has hinted that Atletico Madrid are the only club he would join if Chelsea decide to sell him this summer. Read More »

Team NZ advances to challenger finals

Land Rover will extend its support of Britain's America's Cup sailing team by signing a new deal to continue as Title and Exclusive Innovation Partner of Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) for the 36th America's Cup . At the finish, Ashby and grinder Blair Tuke shook hands with the other three grinders. But there is confidence back in the BAR crew after an unfortunate time on Monday, when they were forced to forfeit their first two races of the semi-final. Read More »

Daniel Summerhays takes advantage of Jason Dufner collapse at Memorial

Dufner had a two-shot lead with one hole left, but play was halted moments after his drive at the par four 18th settled into thick rough at Muirfield Village. But he made a decision to head even further South for the winter and took up residence with Fowler in Jupiter, Florida. Fowler started the tournament with a triple bogey on his second hole and he was 3 over through four holes when he turned it around Thursday for a 70. Read More »

Cavs avoid sweep in game 5 of National Basketball Association finals


The Warriors still have ample chances to win their second title in three seasons over the Cavs. With 6:18 left in the third quarter, the Warriors defensive ace took his second technical foul of the night. It's what's needed again Monday night to avoid elimination. As this was being sorted out, Todd Leebow, a friend of James who was sitting with the three-time champion's business partners, got involved in an argument with Golden State's bench and was asked to leave. Read More »

Kyrie Irving: Warriors' 'chatter' gave Cavs 'extra motivation' in Game 4

But the Warriors have added four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant since last year's Finals meltdown and are not going to let past results shatter their confidence. James scurried out toward the 3-point line to catch up with his defensive assignment just as Cavs big man Tristan Thompson was crossing the lane. After all, it's the NBA Finals . Read More »

Cleveland Writer: Steph Curry 'arrogant, Whiny, Utterly Classless'


Amico Hoops' Sam Amico reported Friday that many Cavaliers players were "highly agitated" over the gesture and that it, "wont be forgotten come Friday". Through three NBA Finals games, Curry is averaging 28.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 9.0 assists per contest. "I really don't know what I did last night". Read More »

Its tough when de Villiers doesn't perform, says Miller

If you don't get them out early, they can do some damage. Last time Kohli got out without scoring in an ODI match was against England in August 2014 at Cardiff. It's just a matter of going out there and doing it. De Villiers' name doesn't pop up too often whenever there's a discussion over the best batsman in the world anymore. Read More »

Harrison and Venus take first grand slam title at French Open


New Zealand tennis player Michael Venus. Venus and Harrison dominated a tight first set regularly putting their opponents under pressure but couldn't convert four break point chances. "I am not very good at this", said the 29-year-old Venus, who became New Zealand's first male grand slam victor since Onny Parun teamed up with Australia's Dick Crealy to win the 1974 French Open. Read More »

Stanley Cup final has been a rollercoaster ride for Murray, Rinne

An eventful night, which saw Matt Murray earn his third career playoff shutout, also included a water bottle mistakenly pitched on the ice by Crosby and some wrestling behind the goal with P.K. "I didn't know the 70 percent part of it, but we are very aware this is the biggest game of the year, that's just obvious, so we are going to be ready to rock and roll tonight", said Colton Sissons. Read More »

Jimmie Johnson rolls the dice but falls short of another 600 win

Dillon sped past Johnson and was able to hold off Busch and Truex Jr., who finished second and third respectively. As badly as he wanted to win the Coca-Cola 600 before stepping away from full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition, Dale Earnhardt Jr .'s 10th-place finish in the sport's longest race offered a little gratification. Read More »

Vargas pitches Royals past Astros 7-5


Astros manager A.J. Hinch said after the contest that Keuchel was scratched due to illness. Royals: LHP Eric Skoglund will make his third big league start in the first game of a weekend series at San Diego. CUBS 10, MARLINS 2 Jake Arrieta pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Anthony Rizzo drove in four runs and host Chicago beat Miami for its season-high fifth consecutive victory. Read More »

Huddersfield wins soccer's richest game, promoted to EPL


The German defender said: "He and his coaching team have done a brilliant job - from the start he told us there are no limits and he had these wristbands made for us". Palmer has enjoyed regular game time with Huddersfield this term and it remains to be seen if the Terriers try to keep hold of him in the Premier League next season. Read More »

Durant's late heroics power Warriors against Cavaliers

The heartache, as much as the addition of star forward Durant, has made the Warriors all the more stronger now, even in snatching defeat from victory's jaws a year ago. Cleveland had collapsed in the third quarter of the first two games, letting the Warriors run away and hide. As Kevin Durant ambled out of Quicken Loans Arena early Thursday morning, a little more than an hour after he'd moved himself and his Golden State Warriors to within one win of a championship, he took a ... Read More »

Madden NFL 18 Shows Off New Story Mode

Mahershala Ali is a notable character in the Madden 18's Longshot story playing a fictional coach to your Madden character. EA offered up another look at Madden 18 during its EA Play 2017 press conference. New this year is the Frostbite physics and visual engine that will power the next-gen Madden experience. Hopefully, there will be noticable changes other than the sport being played but we'll have to see when the game releases this fall. Read More »

Warriors set to stake claim as NBA's best ever


He was huge in the late minutes of Wednesday's Game 3 as the Warriors scored the final 11 points to steal Cleveland's last real chance to get back in the series. "I know how exciting it's going to be for us as a team". "Came down to the stretch, and they made some big time plays", Irving, who finished the game with 38 points, six rebounds, and three asssits, said. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to captain England against Scotland

The England boss is in no rush to make a permanent appointment after a lack of game time and form cost Wayne Rooney a place in the squad. One quirk of previous encounters may be on Strachan's side: the presence of his opposite number, Gareth Southgate , in the England team for the visit of Scotland in 1999 was sufficient for Don Hutchison to be belatedly drafted into the visiting lineup at Wembley. Read More »

Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

In this series, the one team has been better than the other for long stretches of play. Not only that, Crosby and Subban continued their personal rivalry, highlighted by Crosby repeatedly burying Subban's head into the ice behind the play. Subban. Just 33 seconds into the game, Crosby split the defense and shot a puck off the post, drawing a penalty by Nashville's Ryan Ellis . A victory over the next two games would make Pittsburgh the first team in 19 years to go back-to-back and give ... Read More »

Morata reaches agreement with Manchester United, Madrid want a better offer


The release of Ibrahimovic due to a serious knee injury sustained by the 35-year-old in the Europa League semi-final match against Anderlecht, will definitely create a spot for Morata and the striker will finally get more playing time. It is said Morata feels both himself and Bale can find happiness at United, free from the burden of playing in front of the world's most expectant supporters. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko beat Simona Halep to win women's singles title


Yet it's been refreshing to see opportunities for different players in the absence of regular contenders Serena Williams (pregnant), Maria Sharapova (no wildcard granted from the French tennis federation after serving a doping ban), Victoria Azarenka (became a mother in December) and Angelique Kerber (beaten in the first round). Read More »

Crosby has Penguins closing in on repeat Stanley Cup

He was especially locked in during Game 4 when the Penguins dialled up their attack. He stuck with Murray, reunited Sheary with Crosby and Jake Guentzel , and stressed his team needed to play with urgency but not desperation after the Predators rallied to tie the series by outscoring the Penguins 9-2 during two wins in Nashville . Read More »

Wawrinka levels semifinal against Murray


World number one Andy Murray and fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will aim to book their place in the finals of the French Open when they take on their respective opponents in their men's singles last-four clash here today. Read More »