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Kunitz, Fleury left unprotected in National Hockey League expansion draft

All trades involving the Golden Knights are not expected to be made official/public until the expansion draft reveal on June 21. This time, it's for real. Rules of that nature will make it easier for the team to collect a cache of draft picks before they ever play a single game. "We think we can accomplish two things", McPhee said . Read More »

Teams starting to feel the expansion pinch

The NHL is set to have their first expansion draft in 17 years Wednesday night as the Las Vegas Golden Knights get ready for their first season by selecting 30 players. They have one unrestricted free agent in Scottie Upshall and three restricted free agents in Colton Parayko , Magnus Paajarvi and Nail Yakupov . All 30 existing teams must submit their protected list for the upcoming expansion draft by Saturday afternoon, which has made for a week of trade chatter and speculation as ... Read More »

Celebrations in Kashmir after Pakistan's Champions Trophy win

But Pakistan batsman Hafeez says his team-mates vowed to stick together despite the avalanche of criticism and they reaped the rewards in memorable fashion on Sunday. At the time they agreed to play, Pakistan were ninth in the ODI rankings, one point behind the eighth-placed West Indies and therefore one point behind qualifying for the Champions Trophy with the cut-off date of September 30, 2015 looming. Read More »

Here are our Vegas Golden Knights projected rosters

Defence (11 ) - Karl Alzner (Washington), Jack Johnson (Columbus), Dmitri Kulikov (Buffalo), Ben Lovejoy (New Jersey), Brayden McNabb (Los Angeles), Adam McQuaid ( Boston ), Marc Methot (Ottawa) Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton), Marco Scandella (Minnesota), Trevor van Riemsdyk (Chicago), Sami Vatanen (Anaheim). Read More »

Top 3 miss the cut at US Open

He became the first player to reach 13 under at the U.S. Open in the second round, but double-bogeyed 18 to close at 11 under and with a six-shot lead. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. The last six majors have crowned first-time champions and that trend looks poised to continue at Erin Hills where you have to look way down the leaderboard to 19th before finding a major victor in U.S. Read More »

With celebratory gunfire and sweets, cricket-obsessed Pakistanis savour victory over India

The pitch at The Oval was tailor-made for strokeplay, and I was hugely impressed with how well Pakistan dealt with India's bowling threat in comparison to the same fixture earlier in the tournament. Virat Kohli congratulated this remarkable turnaround by Pakistan in the tournament. The two Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (0/70 in 10 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (0/67 from 8 overs) got a pounding from Zaman, who would clear his front leg and muscle the deliveries through on-side, ... Read More »

Shelby Rogers falls in third round at French Open

An emotional Garbine Muguruza blasted the French Open crowd for being disrespectful after the defending champion lost to home hope Kristina Mladenovic in the last 16 on Sunday. Williams will next face 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky , who defeated Williams in the fourth round of last year's French Open and was a semifinalist in 2015. Read More »

Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan rout India

Earlier, Pakistan made 338 for four after losing the toss with opener Fakhar Zaman's 114 his maiden one-day worldwide hundred in just his fourth match at this level. Later Mohammad Hafeez helped his side to post 300 plus total with 57 from 37 balls. India captain Kohli accepted his side had been a distant second best. Read More »

Pacquiao-Horn To Air Live on ESPN, 9PM ET/6PM PT

In fact, Pacman's bout against Australian Jeff Horn won't cost anything beyond what most boxing fans pay for cable. Pacquiao is 59-6-2 over the course of his illustrious career, but he has slipped since 2012, losing three of his last eight fights. Read More »

Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament

The News, in a piece headlined "Champions", said: "When Pakistan was thrashed by India in its opening match of the Champions Trophy , the obituaries were already being written". In Champions Trophy history 2013 has been the only edition in which the team batting first won the final. Negativity aside, some voice of criticism died early on when Pakistan started their batting due to faulty judgment of Indian skipper Virat Kohli who put Pakistan to bat first. Read More »

Cricket SA names owners for T20 Global League

Cricket Sout Africa ( CSA ) today officially announced the successful eight Team Owners who, in a clear vote of confidence in South Africa's new T20 Global League , have earned the right to be part of cricketing history. The remaining two franchises Bloemfontein Port Elizabeth are brought by Sushil Kumar from Hong Kong and Ajay Sethi from Hong Kong. Batsman Faf du Plessis will feature as the marquee player of this team. Read More »

Cyborg, Anderson to fight for featherweight title


Cyborg said she wanted to fight for the belt, but even if she didn't fight de Randamie, she wanted to take on Anderson. Cris "Cyborg" Justino and Megan Anderson will fight for the newly-vacated women's featherweight championship at UFC 214 on July 29. Read More »

Pakistan rout India to clinch Champions Trophy

In reply India was skittled with almost 20 overs to spare. 180 The margin of victory for Pakistan , the biggest in the final of any ICC ODI event . Azhar also continued his fine form, reaching fifty off 61 balls before he was run out following a mix-up with his partner. The left-hander fell to another superb delivery by Amir which kissed the outside edge on its way to Sarfraz Ahmed behind the stumps. Read More »

Mayfield accepts guilty plea for 3 misdemeanors


Mayfield will have to pay $480 in fees and $483 in restitution. Mayfield was fined $100 apiece for charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing. Last week, the University of Oklahoma announced that it will be imposing sanctions against Mayfield . "He has learned from his mistake and will continue to grow from it". Read More »

Pakistan destroy arch-rivals India to claim Champions Trophy

The tournament has seen Pakistan stage an incredible turnaround - from suffering an embarrassing loss against India in the first match to inflicting a ruthless defeat on the same opponents in the final. Fakhar left to a standing ovation and handed the baton to Babar, who saw Shoaib Malik hole out off the economical Bhuvneshwar Kumar before failing to clear the rope himself, caught off Kedar Jadhav at long off. Read More »

Insider gives update of talk of Man United return for Cristiano Ronaldo


The frenzy of speculation began soon after Ronaldo was accused last week of a €14.7 million tax evasion through offshore companies. Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dismissed reports linking Cristiano Ronaldo with the Bundesliga champions as "completely unfounded", while suggesting the rumours "must be consigned to the realms of fantasy". Read More »

Nadal wins record-breaking 10th French Open


Rafael Nadal is the first player to win 10 championships at the same Grand Slam in the Open era. He joins Sampras and Ken Rosewall as the only players to win Grand Slam titles in their teens, 20s and 30s. Nadal's win moves his back to No. 2 in the rankings just 2,600 points from Andy Murray . Realizing that Wawrinka was on the ascendency, Nadal upped the ante and went another break up in the very next game that saw the Swiss miss four game points to go a second break down. Read More »