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Stanley Cup viewership up 18% over 2016: Sportsnet

They now have three championships each and the tendency on the day after the Stanley Cup is presented is to bring in the word dynasty, define what is in these new financially-complicated times, and try and figure just how set up the championship team is to win more crowns. Read More »

LeBron James spectacular, but Cleveland Cavaliers fall in NBA Finals

Led the league with 121 points per game while outscoring opponents by 12.3 per night behind their potent backcourt of Goodrich and West, who each averaged almost 26 points to rank in the league's top six. Later, the two-time reigning MVP took off his new National Basketball Association champions hat and studied it briefly before pulling it on again, backward. Read More »

Aust cricketers carry on despite United Kingdom attack

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first. The Australian batsmen also struggle in their last match and the team Australia set and revised target of 235 in 33 overs, managing only 53 for three in nine overs and this is also most probably feedback any team can have from its opposite team. Read More »

Wasteful Lions sing the Blues after 1st Tour loss

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His team includes nine players who featured on the successful 2013 tour of Australia, with Jones' fellow Welshmen Taulupe Faletau, Jonathan Davies, George North and Liam Williams also starting. Will they be good enough to beat the Crusaders at AMI Stadium in a match described already as the unofficial fourth test? "We think he is going to start for the All-Blacks and whoever they play is going to be a threat so we'll just have to be on our game". Read More »

Tottenham striker Harry Kane would love England captaincy

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England looked to be crawling towards a just deserved albeit boring 1-0 win thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's finish but two wonder strikes from Leigh Griffiths in the 87th and 90th minute put Scotland on the brink of their first win against the Three Lions since 1985. Read More »

Three US university football players charged with sex assault

Spartans coach Mark Dantonio on Tuesday announced that King and teammates Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance have been dismissed from the team in the wake of charges stemming from a January 16 incident at an off-campus apartment. MSU commissioned attorneys at Jones Day to conduct an external investigation into the January case. "After charges were announced, we took brief and immediate action", Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis said in a Tuesday press conference. Read More »

NHL: Penguins revel in Stanley Cup repeat

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The Nashville Predators had tied the series at two games a piece after back-to-back wins at home , but couldnt win when the series moved back to Pittsburgh . Louis squad that posted 99 points in the regular season. "And each time it hits the ground, everyone cheers". Sheary finished his four-year collegiate career with 104 points on 38 goals and 66 assists, including 12 power-play tallies, three short-handed goals and three game winners. Read More »

England Cruise to 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Win over New Zealand

England defeated New Zealand in their second match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and became the first team to qualify for the semi-final round of the tournament. England will play New Zealand in Cardiff on 6 June. Joe Root (64) and Ben Stokes (48) all impressed after England were put into bat , while Jos Buttler raced to an unbeaten 61 off 48 balls, though they were unable to complete 50 overs. Read More »

Dennis Rodman Embarks On A "Pretty Positive" Mission In North Korea

He was flown out of the country Tuesday in a USA medical evacuation plane. Rodman also appeared as a contestant on the NBC show " Celebrity Apprentice " that year. Mr Rodman has called him his " friend for life ". The Basketball Hall-of-Famer's trip to North Korea is sponsored by Potcoin , which offers banking services for the legal marijuana industry. Read More »

Typhoon Merbok heads to Hong Kong and China

An Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal was issued in early Tuesday, and was once upgraded to Red Rainstorm Warning Signal in the morning. The airport authority said that, as of noon yesterday, the number of canceled and delayed flights had reduced to 17 and 181 respectively. Read More »

Warren Gatland launches defence of his coaching technique amid criticism of 'Warrenball'

Asked if Sexton's hard night leaves him trailing Farrell for the Lions' Test number 10 jersey, Gatland replied: "I think that's pretty unfair in making an assessment like that". "We have a few work-ons from last weekend and we know we need to be more clinical", Gatland said when naming the side on Monday. "We experienced that four years ago [in Australia] when people chose to be critical and a lot of people got caught with their trousers down afterwards". Read More »

Marc-Andre Fleury reportedly eligible to be picked in expansion draft

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Fleury backstopped the Penguins through the opening two rounds of the playoffs, before Murray returned from injury and eventually regained the starting duties in the Eastern Conference Final. Fleury, now a three-time Cup champ in his own right, had something to do with that, too. And he's only 23 years old, so this is technically still his rookie year even though he played in 49 of the Penguins' regular season games. Read More »

Stricker proud of Wisconsin grit to get into US Open

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He brushed off Cleveland's NBA Finals loss to Golden State. Sand bunkers are all over the course and are some of the most unique one has ever seen. For Day , it's a little peace of mind after a rough time at the start of the year. So naturally, he is quite fond of the home of the cheeseheads. "The people are fantastic. I haven't decided which event yet but it will be one or the other", Day told AAP. Read More »

Highlanders select 3 current All Blacks for Lions match

What there isn't in the group though is a defensive leader. The 28-year-old believes he must boss the breakdown to fight his way into the Lions' Test team, as he revealed the lengths to which he went to overcome his ankle problem. The tourists were in need of a massive performance and while their attack threat is still a work in progress, it was the intensity of their play that sealed the victory. Read More »

UA's Steve Kerr, Warriors win National Basketball Association title - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

LeBron James would be brilliant, but the defense that was questionable all season would make key mistakes giving up easy buckets, and even a hot night from J.R. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts toward referee Dan Crawford (43) as Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) looks on during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland , Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. Read More »

Daniel Berger defends FedEx St Jude Classic title in Memphis

The 24-year-old golfer shot a four-under 66 on Sunday and finished 10 under for the tournament to take home the showcase, the second consecutive year doing so. Jutanugarn shot a 3-under 69 in the final round and was tied with Thompson and Chun at 17-under 271 heading into the playoff. Schwartzel grabbed the outright lead by picking up a shot at the second and missed a putt from six feet to double his advantage at the next, before bogeying his penultimate hole. Read More »

NBA Finals Odds: Warriors clearly favored to repeat 6/13/17

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WESTERVELT: Or as fan Lesia Bravel put it to me, you can tell the Warriors are having fun out there, and they're really fun to watch. LeBron James , whose 41 points and triple-double average through the series could not hold off the Golden State Warriors' multiple offensive juggernauts, was there to greet Durant with a hand slap, a hug and a pat on the head. Read More »

Heaton to replace Hart for England-France friendly

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Gareth Southgate will count with a plethora of young talent on his squad with players like Dele Alli and Harry Kane but will also have experienced veterans at his disposal like Jermain Defoe and Adam Lallana. "When I was a senior and played Brazil it was my first experience playing against them". This should be a tougher test for Didier Deschamps' men even if it is just a friendly match. Read More »

Israel settlement plans 'challenge' to Trump: Palestinians

Currently, more than 6,000 Palestinians are imprisoned by Israel, for offenses ranging from stone throwing and membership in groups outlawed by Israel to attacks that killed or wounded Israelis. While Israelis and Palestinians are marking the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the war on Monday 5 June, they will do so in very different ways. Read More »

Liverpool sensationally pull out of Van Dijk transfer

Yesterday, the Reds published an official apology on their website and confirmed that they have ended interest in hiring the services of Van Dijk this summer. Liverpool were reported to be on the brink of signing the Netherlands worldwide in a club-record deal from Southampton earlier this week. Southampton were unwilling to sell the £60million-rated defender to their Prem rivals, especially for a small fee. Read More »

Pakistan victory sets up Champions Trophy semi-final against England

As we've said consistently, we're coming from a base of No. 8 in the world so we're trying to keep evolving. "The credit goes to our team management for boosting us after the India game". Pakistan prefer to play like old England. "I mentioned after the last game that we're getting to the business end of the tournament and we need to produce results, so it's important that we get what we feel is our best XI to win the tournament out tomorrow in order to win the game", Morgan was quoted as ... Read More »

Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon tuneup for extra rest

Nadal is well out in front in the yearly standings and could take over Andy Murray's World No.1 ranking after Wimbledon next month, depending on results in SW19. "I am very emotional". I'm going to keep playing. I'm very happy for everything. Nadal won for the 16th time in 19 meetings with Wawrinka, who insisted there was plenty to be positive about following his recent performances. Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch National Basketball Association title

Cleveland's inability to give the Warriors much of a fight has already sparked talk that James, who left the team in 2010 for Miami before returning four years later, could consider another move during 2018 free agency. Excitement was high for the contest. Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with 39 points but it took a team effort for the Warriors to overcome a determined Cavaliers' squad, including contributions from 33-year-old veteran Andre Iguodala and 21-year-old Patrick ... Read More »

And now, 29 teams will start chasing the champion Warriors

I just wanted to put it all out there. "Love you , girl, but I got to do it", Durant told USA Today Sports . Following a Game 4 trouncing in Cleveland, the Cavs once again gave the Warriors a test in Game 5, buoyed by the one-on-one magic of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and some hot shooting from J.R. Read More »