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Sidney Crosby cements his legacy with another Stanley Cup

The best scorer of the playoffs was another hockey player " Pittsburgh " Evgeni Malkin 28 (10 goals, 18 assists). "So I know there's things that we can do that can support our goaltender better". The Penguins also killed off 32 seconds of a 5-on-3 at 8:47 of the third after Trevor Daley punched Ryan Ellis with Olli Maatta already in the box for tripping. Read More »

What do Pens and Preds have in store for Game 2?


Two nights later, the Penguins used a three-minute stretch at the start of the third period to turn a tight Game Two into a runaway win. In the past 15 years, it ranks second behind Game 2 of the 2013 Final between Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, which was played between two Top 10 media markets and averaged 3.964 million. Read More »

Pens Cap Amazing Year With 2nd Straight Stanley Cup


We had to feel confidence we were going to get one eventually. Nashville roared back at home to even things up, but the Penguins routed Nashville to set up Game 6. Nevertheless, it didn't stop the Fang Fingers from being held high in the sold-out Bridgestone Arena crowd as well as outside flooding the streets of downtown with the end of CMA Fest coinciding just in time. Read More »

Murray Downs Nishikori to set up Wawrinka Showdown

Nishikori broke twice in the first half-hour, serving out the set without bother, and Murray needed to regroup quickly in flawless conditions once the wind dropped. I know it will be tough but I'll fight as hard as I can. Murray is not making any claims in that direction but he is certainly pleased with the way he defused the firepower of Khachanov . Read More »

Subban predicts Preds' win in Game 3


That rookie: Jake Guentzel . Download our online chat with Col. Brandon Pearce, chief information security officer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. "So I didn't like what he said, so I said something back to him, and then we went". Evgeni Malkin , Penguins: Despite struggling for much of Game 2, he scored an important goal in the third and is still the best player in these playoffs. Read More »

Zaza won't be suspended after his Game 5 swipe

Past year the Golden State Warriors went into game five of the National Basketball Association finals against Cleveland Cavaliers leading 3-1. "No, I feel this is the game we've got to get", he said, "or it's over". We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. The parallels between Friday's Game Four - with the Warriors losing their composure and picking up several technicals as a team, not to mention Green's weird moment where he briefly expected to be ... Read More »

Pittsburgh beats Nashville to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cup Championship


I knew if there was a team that could do it, it would be us". Carl Hagelin's empty-net goal made it 2-0 with 13.6 seconds remaining to seal the win. The Penguins defensemen averaged 1.17 shots per game, the third-lowest in the postseason behind the Chicago Blackhawks (1.16) and Boston Bruins (1.11), two teams that were bounced in the first round. Read More »

For Davis Love III, a father-son outing at the US Open

In an interview with the U.S. Open YouTube Channel after a practice round , the 2011 champion expressed his approval of the layout. It's true you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs but equally obvious is that just breaking the eggs doesn't guarantee a good omelette. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan bowlers restrict Sri Lanka to 236

You may say that it isn't their fault. "We all know they're a very unsafe team". "It's just the way we played in this tournament". Pakistan suffered a 124-run thrashing at the hands of arch-rivals and defending champions India but then notched up an upset win over world number one side South Africa to stay alive. Read More »

Will the Warriors knock out the Cavaliers in Game 5 tonight?

But adversity is exactly what the Cavaliers are facing against the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals . "I mean, they're coming right after us, so we have to go after them", said Lue. Bud Shaw and I tackled that question now, and it's one that will dominate the offseason if the Cavs don't come back from a 3-0 deficit, not cut to 3-1, and create history by winning this National Basketball Association title. Read More »

AB de Villiers' thoughts: I'm still the man to lead the Proteas

On the other hand, South Africa have failed to perform well under pressure and have found themselves out of the tournament earlier than expected on numerous occasions. "But I am not too sure if they are strong enough to beat this rampaging Indian team", he continued. "Today was a team performance". You play different teams all the time at different venues. Read More »

Iran qualifies for 2018 World Cup after beating Uzbekistan


Iran's fifth appearance at the FIFA World Cup was secured when Azmoun latched on to Alireza Jahanbakhsh's through ball before rolling his effort under Aleksandr Lobanov as the Uzbek keeper raced off his line. Iran is the first Asian country that can start planning for the global event and second only to Brazil, which downed Paraguay last week to qualify for the tourney. Read More »

Pitcher? Hitter? Both? MLB draft marked by two-way players

Well, then, that's the one benefit of last year's 94-loss mess, isn't it? The 2017 Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year, Gore said his maturity improved the most during his senior season. The Twins last held the first overall pick in 2001, when they took catcher Joe Mauer . The junior led the nation in batting (.442), on-base percentage (.567) and was named the Big West Player of the Year. Read More »

California mayor hopes local has winning ticket

Matthew Alberre , the store's manager, said he was with family celebrating his cousin's high school graduation when he received word about the winning ticket. The winning numbers were were 20, 26, 32, 38, 58 and the Powerball number 3. The victor must come forward within a year of the drawing to receive either an annuity, which pays off over 29 years, or to take home the cash prize of $279.1 million. Read More »

Ravens sign former Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin


That might indicate the Ravens wish to push him inside into a slot role and hope Perriman can develop into the No. 1 receiver they need. Smith retired after the season, and tight end Dennis Pitta was released this month after reinjuring his hip. Read More »

Crusaders name seven All Blacks in team to face the Lions

The Crusaders always loomed as the toughest opponents of the opening 10 days and Gatland has chose to field what appears to be the strongest Lions side yet in a bid avoid what would be a dispiriting second defeat so early on the tour. Greatness is some way off, but, after coming through their past 14 matches undefeated, it's in their grasp. Warburton, the Wales flanker, had been expected to return to the starting line-up against the Super Rugby leaders after being rested for the defeat ... Read More »

NBA Officials Finally Address Draymond Green's Bizarre Technicals Situation

Green did get whistled for a technical foul in game four Friday for a flailing arm, what was momentarily thought to be an ejecting offense as a second technical. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it all starts with better on-ball defense. Considering Green was far more worked up about the foul than Kerr was, and he was closer to Callahan and John Goble for the majority of the altercation, it's hard to believe that the Warriors' coach earned the foul and not Green. Read More »

Harry Kane saves England's blushes in Scotland: Five things we learned

Southgate told Sky Sports: To come back from 2-1 down with the whole stadium bouncing and the memories that might have brought for the team, they put that to one side and they came through it. It's been a long campaign, particularly for the Celtic players. But Southgate also insisted that the players should get a chance with their teams in the Premier League after proving themselves on the big stage. Read More »

Warriors pull off late comeback to shock the Cavaliers

In addition, the Warriors have not lost a game since April 10. No team has ever gone undefeated in the playoffs and no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series in National Basketball Association history. "We just kept telling our guys, they're going to get exhausted", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers , the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. Read More »

Penguins top Predators to repeat as Stanley Cup champs


But on Sunday, facing elimination for the first time in their surprising postseason run, the Predators simply could not find a way to solve the Penguins. He's part of the family and a great kid as we all know, a great leader and he's (had an) wonderful career so far. The Penguins won Game 5 in Pittsburgh. Read More »

Draymond Green Says Clevelanders 'Don't Seem To Be The Sharpest People Around'

Following a sideline conference, game officials Mike Callahan , John Goble and Marc Davis said a flagrant foul had been called on Green, but the first half technical had been on Golden State coach Steve Kerr. "The table informed us it was his second technical foul, and [that he was] ejected". ESPN sideline reporter Doris Burke reported that the official scorer's table was told that the first technical had been on Green. Read More »

Cavs Look To Take Advantage Of Feisty Turn To Finals


The Warriors' Draymond Green missed Game 5 in 2016 after swiping at the crotch of LeBron James in Game 4 (Green had reached the league's threshold for flagrant fouls, thus sparking the suspension). Steph Curry was hesitant with the basketball in his hands and scored just 16 points. If the Warriors can close out the tough-to-eliminate Cavs on Monday, they would become the first Bay Area team to capture a championship at home since the A's finished the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 ... Read More »