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Home is a happy place in Stanley Cup Final series

Evgeni Malkin was right and the rout is on: The Penguins lead the Predators 5-0 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final after a second-period goal by Phil Kessel. The Pittsburgh Penguins will take on Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. Going into Game 5 on Thursday night, Crosby and Malkin are still in the wide-open Conn Smythe Trophy race - along with some less-familiar faces. Read More »

Andy Murray eyes Wimbledon resurgence after Stan Wawrinka defeat

After returning prematurely for the Olympics and continuing to struggle with his wrist, he brought an early end to his season. That was to be the only time he was ahead. If it's not the case, I will be in big trouble. 'He's on a good run. So it's the toughest opponent possible here'. Yet standing in the way of the Mallorcan from becoming the first player in the professional era to win the same grand slam title 10 times is a highly-destructive Swiss; not 18-times major victor Roger ... Read More »

Sailing - New Zealand pick Britain as America's Cup semi-final foe


Even if the French crew skippered by Franck Cammas beat Sweden's Artemis Racing on Saturday, an inferior track record in the pre-event series means they can not overcome the other teams who are also seeking to challenge Oracle Team USA . The victory capped off a thrilling Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers which ended with Oracle Team USA topping the standings with nine points. Read More »

Kohli backs India to deliver under pressure


Now either India or South Africa will qualify for the next round as these two teams lock horns in a do-or-die clash at The Oval in London . With so much at stake, Kohli says his players should relish the chance to show their best form in front of the watching world. Read More »

America's Cup challenger final series: Team New Zealand v Artemis

Burling said such mishaps were "part of it", adding: "I felt like even if he (Outteridge) didn't fall off we would have got that gate (course marker) off him". Emirates Team New Zealand , the hard-luck loser in the 2013 America's Cup, overcame an issue with one of its daggerboards at the start and passed the British late in the first race to win by 31 seconds and reach match point. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 4 Dominates Ratings On Rerun-Heavy Friday

On Friday night, the Cavs turned anger over some comments made by Golden State's motor-mouthed forward Draymond Green into energy and their best performance this season. The Warriors are now 15-1 in this year's postseason, the best start of all time . 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 »

Hainsey scores to make it 6-0 Penguins

Charles Barkley and hockey fans across the country have tuned in to watch the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators , no matter the score — and the score hasn't always been close. If there's anything I've learned quickly in my relatively young career writing about sports, it's to own your takes and try to avoid getting too defensive. Read More »

The Commissioner: John McEnroe's poem (and dab) for Rafael Nadal

The Spaniard has been immaculate in the 12 years since that tournament, winning a further eight finals in Paris and forging his reputation as the best clay-court player in history. "I am not the right one to say, but to play 10 finals here is something hard". Wawrinka was on the court more than twice as long as Nadal by prevailing in a four-hour, 34-minute marathon. Read More »

Stan Wawrinka: 'Hopefully Djokovic can find his tennis soon!'

World number one Murray reached the last four at Roland Garros for the fifth time with a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-1 win over Japanese eighth seed Nishikori. "It was tricky out there". Murray, on the other hand, is feeling physically better than he was this time previous year and was heading to the final. Read More »

Who is LeBron James' Wife? Meet Savannah Brinson!

ESPN sideline reporter Doris Burke reported that the official scorer's table was told that the first technical had been on Green. LeBron James says Cavs owner Dan Gilbert "completely bashed" him in that infamous 2010 letter about LBJ leaving for Miami. Read More »

From Hockey 101, Preds bring Stanley Cup Final to Music City


The defending National Hockey League champion Penguins moved into a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series , which now shifts to Nashville for Game Three on Saturday. Bad or even average possession teams so rarely win the Cup now: Boston was 14th in 2011 with one of the great goaltending performances in history; Pittsburgh , in 2009, was 19th with Crosby and Malkin. Read More »

India rout Pakistan by 124 runs in ICC Champions Trophy


But still, at the back of my mind, I was thinking of it as a normal game because I didn't want to take the unnecessary pressure. Kohli's men scored a massive win against a Pakistan team that has been heavily criticized for an incredibly poor display in all areas of the game. Read More »

Ostapenko believes 'anything is possible' after French Open win

Speaking to the LTV7 TV channel following his daughter's semi-final victory over Timea Bacsinszky, Jevgenijs said: "We always believed it (getting to a Slam final) would happen - and even thought it might happen sooner". "She has a lot of advantage because she knows most of the match depends on her side". "She was the same when she was a kid, it was very hard. That's unbelievable. Read More »

STANLEY CUP FINALS GAME 5- Nashville @ Pittsburgh

Crosby did not score in the game, but did have three assists to lift the Penguins to a 3-2 series lead. The Stanley Cup final has been a roller-coaster ride that way for the series' two starting goaltenders. Meanwhile, back to the game. He was the oldest player picked at the 2014 draft - aged 21 when the Predators plucked him 112th overall.They couldn't have been more right. Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals: Evgeni Malkin snipe gives Penguins 3-0 lead

Subban into the ice during a scrum behind Pittsburgh's net. Pekka Rinne's struggles in Pittsburgh have his Nashville Predators on the brink of elimination. "They doing all the little things, I think, that don't necessarily show up on the score sheet, or you can't necessarily quantify in a statistic, but those little things add up to helping a team win games". Read More »

Stun win for Cavaliers against Warriors

LeBron James set an NBA Finals record with his ninth triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers had the highest-scoring first half ever in the Finals while beating the Golden State Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 to stave off elimination on Friday night. Read More »

Refs take responsibility for technical foul confusion in Game 4 of Finals

The Warriors were called for twice as many fouls as the Cavaliers in the first quarter. "The procedure is to advise the table who the technical foul is on and with the player we give a number", Callahan told the pool reporter. They hadn't paid enough attention in the first quarter to notice that the public address announcer had mistakenly announced Green as the recipient of the first-quarter technical foul. Read More »

Sam Warburton will be fit and ready, insist Lions management


Who impressed for the Lions in their 12-3 win over the Crusaders? So who are the key players to look out for? " Conor Murray is world class at box kicking and was very strong there". Call it Warrenball, call it Gattacka, call it what you like, the Lions are going to play a physical game. But hey-ho, it was still good fun. Having already lost Hogg, the Lions were hit by a second blow when Davies suffered a heavy knock to the head in a collision with centre David Havili as he came ... Read More »

KeyBank Five Keys: Cavaliers vs. Warriors, Game 3

The play went to a review from the officials, and while the review was ongoing, Durant approached LeBron . Today. I mean, we're on the final stage. In Game 1 of 2016, James had a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Does that prove Durant is better than James? He's also scored at least 25 points in 27 NBA Finals games - good for third-best in NBA history. With Love and James firing, it's too early to rule them out. Read More »

Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers remain alive in NBA Finals

The celebrating after Game 4 was done by Cavaliers fans, not Golden State players, their families or anyone else dressed in blue and gold who came looking for a historic party. While the famous chasedown block of Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of last year's Finals alluded to above probably takes the cake considering the stakes of the moment, the self-oop was perhaps an equally impressive feat of awe-inspiring athletic ability, grace, power, and innovation. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: India vs South Africa

Sri Lanka must beat Pakistan in Cardiff on Monday as they pursue a second Champions Trophy title after being declared joint winners with India in 2002. Just one wicket for seven Indian bowlers, with the other two wickets coming in the form of runouts, and that's a very bad case of a complete failure of the bowling unit and a frightful lapse on the part of the skipper to come up with an effective on-the-spot strategy. Read More »

Social media reacts to United Kingdom election results


The Conservative Party and Labour Party , who both support leaving the single market and scrapping free movement of people , hold 580 of the 650 seats. Negotiations with the European Union are scheduled to begin later this month. "Obviously at my end of the (age) spectrum I'm more interested in things like pensions and so forth, NHS health care - plus schooling, those are really my main concerns". Read More »