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Bye Bye Blues: Nashville Predators Headed To Western Conference Final

The Nashville Predators have allowed a combined four goals in their last three games. "This is such a great city, such a great hockey city, I think people finally recognize that". "It's gotta be better", Pietrangelo said of the power play, acknowledging that Steen's absence made things more hard Friday. Obviously, we were good enough to win the series, but it's not like I felt we under-performed where in the past I felt like we hadn't met our own potential. Read More »

Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open


So he's gonna be there. We will see how this partnership develops, and also, we are monitoring the young Zverev. The 12-time grand slam singles champion split from Boris Becker last December and has now turned to Agassi in a bid to get back to the peak of his powers, with the French Open starting this month. Read More »

Nicky Hayden dies aged 35: Hospital release statement on MotoGP star

The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden had been treated says Hayden suffered severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. Hayden soon moved into CMRA club racing, and even adopted his father Earl's racing number, 69. Hayden remains the last American to win a MotoGP title. Read More »

Spurs' Leonard doubtful for game four with season on the line

The Spurs will tip off the best-of-seven series on Sunday afternoon in Oakland against a Golden State Warriors juggernaut that is undefeated in the postseason. That sort of really began the era of the Warriors we know today. The news from the Spurs camp is that Leonard is unlikely to play in Game 4 which obviously means that the Warriors are heavy favorites in this one. Read More »

Cavaliers Sweep the Raptors to Advance to the Eastern Conference Finals


I know I'm not a LeBron, and DeMar's not a LeBron. "We're knocking on the door". "I will be opting out and that's as far as I've gotten", Lowry said . And when he got injured, many Toronto Raptors fans lost all hope that the team could beat James and the Cavaliers and advance to the next round. Fuelled by a raucous white-clad Air Canada Centre crowd that included Drake, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore and Eriq Zavaleta, Ibaka scored and drew a foul in ... Read More »

Ronaldo strike sets Real Madrid goal record


Midway through the season there were signs that Cristiano Ronaldo was gradually becoming a fading force, with the Portuguese star often passing through games nearly unnoticed and reaching January with just ten league goals to his name. Luis Suarez knocked in the equaliser in the 73rd minute after Messi had missed a penalty although the Argentine compensated by converting a second spotkick in the 75th and then rounded off the scoring in injury time . Read More »

Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

Refused a wildcard for the French Open, Sharapova will need to negotiate three qualifying rounds if she's to reach Wimbledon's main draw. However, she won her first round fixture at the Rome Masters this week which assures a place in the qualifying tournament before Wimbledon . Read More »

Antonio Conte to prioritise Alexis Sanchez signing?


Wenger chose not to join his players on the traditional end-of-season lap of honour after the victory over Everton but it was majority owner Stan Kroenke who took the brunt of the criticism from the fans. Alexis Sanchez admits he's frustrated over Arsenal's inability to challenge for the Premier League title. I think we should keep him, but that doesn't mean I don't want a top striker brought in to first team. Read More »

Dream Mayweather-McGregor Fight Moves Closer To Reality


Davis, who scooped the IBF 130-pound strap with a scintillating and destructive display against Jose Pedraza in January, once again showed blinding hand-speed and devastating power to make short work of Walsh at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday night. Read More »

Match Reports: Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace

Looking ahead, the Europa League final is Manchester United's last chance to earn a berth in next season's Champions League following an up-and-down Premier League term. He wrote: "I have seen in the football media that certain pundits can not understand why our players are exhausted". Not on that lengthy list of young players: Matt Olosunde. Read More »

Harry Kane eyes Premier League goals century by end of next season


Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no chance Harry Kane will be allowed to leave Tottenham after his "special" striker's four-goal blitz in the 6-1 rout of Leicester. "I am proud of the fact that even though I've had two injuries this year, out for 11 weeks, I am still up there at the top of the Premier League". 'When they scored the third goal I didn't see enough desire to defend as a team it drained us of any belief. Read More »

Knicks part ways with assistant Josh Longstaff

Assistants come and they go. While the team's relationship with Porzingis may be reparable, Knicks fans should still be concerned. Now the franchise has extended president Phil Jackson's contract and fired Longstaff, who is tight with the budding Latvian star. Read More »

Phil Jackson Meets With Porzingis Camp

Longstaff, 34, assisted last season in the improvement of young rotation players, with Willy Hernangomez and Ron Baker taking large and unexpected leaps. While this may just be meant to send a message or gross incompetence (teams usually try to keep their stars happy), there's a chance more is happening here from Jackson and New York's brain trust. Read More »

Terry bids emotional farewell to Chelsea

Brilliant goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana secured Liverpool a spot in next season's Champions League play-off round after a 3-0 win over relegated Middlesbrough yesterday. "If we have this in the same proportion as Arsenal, or more , we have the possibility to do the double". He said that this farewell was "one of the most hard days of my life", and it was hard for many in the stadium not to be touched, as images on the screen showed his finest moments ... Read More »

Girardi ejected in animated argument, 3 tossed in Yanks-Rays


He made Gardner's homer stand up despite giving up a solo home run to Rays catcher Derek Norris in the fifth inning that made the score 3-2. Green stayed on for the bottom of the seventh, but was relieved in favor of Tyler Clippard after Kevin Kiermaier reached third base after a stolen base and groundout. Read More »

Sergio Garcia soars at windy Sawgrass

With a win, Garcia would join Tiger Woods (2001) as the only player to win the Masters and the Players Championship in the same year. "I thought it might go in", Poulter said . I just kind of hung in there. Round 2 tees off at 7:10 a.m. Day, however, made three bogeys over his last four holes and had to settle for a 70. He made that, but the issues continued as McIlroy made his way around the back nine. Read More »

Headley rallies Yanks over Astros 11-6 before Jeter ceremony


Mother Nature threw a monkey wrench into those plans, with rain all day Saturday forcing the postponement of that day's game and making No. 2's day a day the Yankees had to play two - a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. Yankees: After day off, CC Sabathia (2-2) starts Tuesday at Kansas City. However, Nicholas Parco of the New York Daily News recently noted Major League Baseball said Friday it wants bidding groups to show cash up front before any sale is finalized, "which ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time top scorer in Europe's big five leagues


Ronaldo put Madrid ahead in the 10th minute of the game with his 367th goal in one of Europe's top-five leagues, eclipsing the mark set by former England striker Jimmy Greaves in 1971. Ronaldo got a pass from Isco on the edge of the area before rifling a left-footed shot inside the post. In the first minute of the second half, Guidetti had the chance to draw the game but he missed it. Read More »

Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualification rounds

In return for the LTA's generosity, Sharapova has committed to play at the tournament again next year. Wimbledon qualifying provides 16 main draw places for men and 12 for women if they win through three rounds. The Aegon Classic begins on June 19, two weeks before Wimbledon . The Wimbledon qualifying event, at the Bank of England Sports Grounds, will be ticketed for the first time this year, and there will be a live broadcast from one court. Read More »

Tottenham striker Kane delights at flawless Golden Boot glory

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled Harry Kane one of the best strikers in the world after he hit four in Spurs' rout of Leicester. "I felt good. A lot of people believe that Spurs were the best team and that stumbling at bad times cost them the championship. 'I've told you many times we'll keep the players we want to keep, and sell those we want to sell. Read More »

Sunderland agreed to Terry's 26th minute send-off, reveals Moyes

But Blues boss Conte is keen for his players to quickly turn their focus to this weekend's game at Wembley, where a victory would secure the Double. " This is the real danger for us, to think that this season is finished ", Conte said. Sixth-placed Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 after resting several players ahead of Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm. Read More »

'No pressure' on Ajax ahead of Europa League final against Manchester United


Regardless of how much money any Premier League footballer is earning at their club, it's still very encouraging to see players acknowledging their supporters with gestures like this one. "Let me go home - I am in the final now". When then asked if he knew his team for the final in Stockholm , the manager replied: "I know, but let me go". Read More »

Vikings' Zimmer to take time off after latest eye surgery


Zimmer hopes that this procedure will be the final one, but that is a feeling that he discussed previously and now he's not as confident. Zimmer says his eye is "healing". That forced Zimmer to miss the next day's game against Dallas, the only game he has missed in his 23-year career as an National Football League assistant and head coach. Read More »

Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill


Meanwhile, Thompson , who gave away her chance of winning from viewer's report at ANA Inspiration in April, captured her eighth LPGA tour victory at 20 under-par. Ko is looking to recharge her batteries before returning to play the Meijer Classic June 15-18. " It truly means the world, just to have this amount of people at this event, cheering me on, giving me high fives ", she said. Read More »

James odd man out as NBA announces MVP finalists

Thomas, who scored 17 points, had to work for every single one just to finish 7-for-19 from the field. And Harden was the only player to be unanimously selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters as a first-teamer this year, returning to that group for the third time in the last four seasons. Read More »

James Harden earns unanimous All-NBA 1st team selection

The First Team pretty much featured who you would expect in MVP candidates: Russell Westbrook , James Harden , Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James . "A team going home down 0-2, they're going to come out with a lot of energy, and especially a team like the Spurs who never quits", Green said. Read More »

Predators update medical condition of Ryan Johansen

The Anaheim Ducks are going to need a victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Nashville Predators if they're going to keep their Stanley Cup Championship hopes alive. Anaheim also played its ninth consecutive game without forward Patrick Eaves, who scored a combined 32 goals for Dallas and the Ducks. "Like you said, we were missing two pretty big players out there". Read More »

Real Madrid win La Liga title: insane celebrations in photos

Madrid hadn't gone five straight seasons without a league title since 1981-85. He said: "We deserve a lot of credit for title". As such a draw in the La Rosaleda Stadium is enough for Madrid to start the celebrations for the first time since 2012 and to tee up a Liga and Champions League double, ahead of the Champions League final on June 3rd. Read More »

Arsene Wenger ripped apart on Twitter for 'holiday' comments


Wenger lamented that the lower-table teams who are safe from relegation have often failed to challenge the top-six sides - comments that come after West Ham suffered a 4-0 loss against Liverpool on Sunday. "So you don't want to complain, do it better during the season and you will not have this problem". The player was in full team training yesterday, but it would still be sensible to rest him, though I wouldn't want to be the one to tell the Chilean that he's not allowed to play football. Read More »

Real sets its sights on first Liga title in five years

Malaga will receive a payment of €1 million from Real Madrid if Los Blancos win La Liga this weekend. But it wasn't to be. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal with Isco. "It isn't normal for me to miss, but I'm human and I can do it". Celta had eliminated Zidane's team from the Copa del Rey quarterfinals this year, beating Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and drawing 2-2 at the Balaidos. Read More »

Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualifiers rather than requesting wild card

He said: "We have received a two-year commitment from one of the most famous athletes in the world, Maria Sharapova, to play the Aegon Classic Birmingham". "But while there can be a wild card for return from injury, there can't be a wild card for return from doping". "And an important effect of this decision will be the generation of more funds, which we will redeploy into our mission of getting more people to play tennis more often in 2017, again in 2018 and hopefully for many years to ... Read More »

Harry Kane hat-trick secures golden boot as Spurs thrash relegated Hull


It was the third year in a row that Kane had passed 20 league goals, adding 29 to totals of 25 and 21 in previous campaigns but at a much better rate. "Finishing the season with seven goals in two games is ideal, hopefully I can continue it at the start of next season". His form for Tottenham helped them secure a second-placed finish in the Premier League, where they also boasted the best attacking record in the league with 86 goals scored from their 38 matches. Read More »