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Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4

You never say your back's against the wall when you're in May, but we've dug ourselves a pretty good hole, but we're doing a pretty good job of digging our way out. Brandon Crawford is a wizard. Tyler Wilson (2-2) gave up six runs in 1⅓ innings. The Cubs will pay homage to the Channel 4 news team by dressing as characters from the movie "Anchorman" on their upcoming trip to Southern California. Read More »

Ryan nets overtime victor as Sens stun Pens in opener

Ryan, in alone, went top shelf on the backhand to beat Marc-Andre Fleury at 4:59 of overtime. "It felt great obviously", said a thrilled Ryan. Therefore, the first adjustment the Penguins must make is to get more pucks to the net. The game tips off at 8:00 PM EST in PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh and can be watched online live on FuboTV . The Ottawa Senators put up a road block in the march of the Penguins Saturday night. Read More »

United dedicate win to terror attack victims

Yeah, it was very important. The last seasons have seen him score only five (2016/17), eight (2015/16), and 12 goals (2014/15) in the Premier League , despite playing for one of the top clubs, so how would he manage playing at Newcastle or elsewhere? Yes, we have to. Read More »

Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev aim to upset old guard apple cart

Still, there are plenty of story lines to keep an eye on at Roland Garros , where play begins Sunday. He will hope his fitness can hold up for two weeks, with an unprecedented tenth title in his sights. He was then beaten in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, reached the final of the U.S. Open, and lost early again at the Australian Open . Read More »

Sebastian Vettel overcuts Kimi Raikkonen to end Ferrari's Monaco Grand Prix wait

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The Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco race will. "We've had it in Singapore for different reasons, but this is another one". Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda said: "I can not explain because we do not know yet". Monaco is a famously hard track to overtake on which could hurt Hamilton's chances of gaining a respectable result from race . The Finn's Mercedes team-mate, three-time champion Hamilton, who is six points behind Vettel in the title race , failed to make the cut ... Read More »

Man Utd In Talks With Serie A Star

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Perisic has scored ten times and providing nine assists in Serie A so far this season, while a 28 years old the Croatia worldwide is widely regarded to be at the peak of his powers. It has been a mix season for United, where they won the Europa League title, despite finishing sixth in the league and have qualified for the Champions League after missing out last season. Read More »

Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Raikkonen

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Vettel's advantage was wiped away by a late safety auto, but he was able to stay calm and pull clear once again on the restart before crossing the line for his second win in Monaco , and Ferrari's first since 2001. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Renault 11. "In my one and only race this year, I qualify ninth... and start 20th!" the Briton said with his trademark grin, "I never expected to have this opportunity, so this is a great memory for me: driving around Monaco in these monsters, ... Read More »

LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan

James says he wants to be known - and remembered - as more than a scorer. But you usually don't appreciate something until you don't have it. "It's a tribute to what I've been able to do with this game". The single biggest challenger was probably the Knicks, who only got past the Bulls when Jordan chose to play baseball for a year. After the team returned from Boston in the wee hours Friday morning, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue didn't go to bed and immediately began working on a game plan ... Read More »

French open won't miss the big names

He had his most promising week for a long time in Rome , thrashing Thiem in the semi-finals before slipping up in windy conditions against Zverev. Nadal, who had beaten Djokovic en route to winning the Madrid Masters two weeks ago, meets combustible Frenchman Benoit Paire in his opener. Read More »

Rooney has 'more or less' decided Manchester United future

The win earned United the bonus prize of a place in next season's Champions League and meant coach Jose Mourinho finished his first season at England's biggest club with two trophies. His face had gone red and he just couldn't stop hugging and congratulating his team players, who defeated Ajax 2-0 to clinch the Europa League title. Read More »

Why Indy 500 winners drink milk, kiss bricks

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The Brazilian is part of the powerhouse Team Penske stable that includes an all-star lineup of Colombian twice victor Juan Pablo Montoya , reigning IndyCar Series champion Frenchman Simon Pagenaud , Australian Will Power and Josef Newgarden all trying to give "The Captain" Roger Penske a 17th trip to Victory Lane. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas focused on free agents and not new contract

An unprecedented Finals trilogy was finally set, and still, James had no interest or energy to engage the topic. Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunting of a challenge as it would be to do so against King James and Co. Read More »

Arsenal and Wenger set new FA Cup records

However, he rejected the notion that this would be a ideal way to bow out of the club after 21 years in charge. Mertesacker was delighted afterwards but said that his performance proved the motivational power of Wenger's trust, showing the valuable difference that the under-fire manager can still make. Read More »

John Terry On Bench - Chelsea Team vs Arsenal Confirmed

It may not be a coincidence that both sides finished in mid-table the seasons after they won the title. Disappointment was palpable for the fans and the players as well, though they'll have no one to blame other than themselves, despite the massive injustice served up by Anthony Taylor in the 5th minute that set the tone for the rest of the game. Read More »

Superbike racer Nicky Hayden, 35, dies following bicycle training collision

The hospital's medical bulletin released on Monday, May 22, announced Hayden's death due to severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. Fellow motorcycle racers reacted to Hayden's death on Twitter. In his championship season in MotoGP, the American in 10 of the 17 races finished on the podium, and scored two victories. Tommy was at Nicky's bedside in his final hours and said that the best to remember the 2006 MotoGP World Champion was when he was at his happiest, riding a ... Read More »

David Luiz took pay cut to return to Chelsea

Terry experienced his first FA Cup final as an unused substitute in Chelsea's win over Aston Villa in 2000. NAN reports that he could add an FA Cup winners' medal on Saturday when Chelsea take on London rivals Arsenal in the final match at Wembley. Read More »

Marouane Fellaini sets headers record in Europa League final

Rio Ferdinand believes that Wayne Rooney could well seek to leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window. "These things are awful all over the world, in London and in Paris". "Obviously happy to be part of that and in some way help the club win trophies, and that s the way it s been over the last 18 months, last year, and that s a decision I have to make now, whether I want to continue doing that or go on and play more regular football". Read More »

The NFL loosens rules on celebrations after touchdowns

The NFL has taken a lot of flak under Roger Goodell's tenure for being too strict about many rules, leading to the mock interpretation of " NFL " as " No Fun League ". The Associated Press also reported that there's no longer a set time limit on the duration of the celebrations . It's one of a few rule changes the league reportedly voted into action at the owners meetings Tuesday in Chicago . Read More »

Luis Enrique leaves with feeling of mission accomplished

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If Alaves win they get a ticket directly into the group stage, but if Barca take thr title, Athletic Club Bilbao , who finished seventh in La Liga would qualify for Europe. "There are mixed feelings", Alaves coach Mauricio Pellegrino said. The outgoing manager said the player was "from outer space" after the Argentina forward set Barcelona on their way with his 54th goal of the season, before superbly setting up Alcacer for the third. Read More »

Kunitz at the double to send Pens to Stanley Cup Finals

The Penguins will host Western Conference champion Nashville in Game 1 on Monday night. "I'm like, 'David, you're the most impatient guy know.' He used to boo the team from our box in Nashville like, 'David, you're so impatient.' He'd boo the team and say, 'He's brutal, he's brutal'". Read More »

Noren shoots 10-under 62, wins BMW PGA Championship

I feel like I have to take ages over a putt to get settled to where I feel like I start the ball on line. "It felt odd, but in a nice way", he added. I'm just not feeling that comfortable with any parts of my game. "To be quite honest, I don't think I did anything wrong", Grace reiterated after a 70 which featured four birdies in five holes from the 10th. "I can only ask the question and he gave me relief". Read More »

Alonso looks to return to work with Indy 500 win

Team Penske won the pit stop challenge with Will Power behind the wheel. Still, a win by a Chevy driver might be considered an upset based on how strong Honda has been. NASCAR CUP: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway, watching his famous father Dale Sr. Read More »

LeBron James surpasses Jordan as National Basketball Association playoffs scoring leader

The reason was, basically, Draymond Green . "He's tough to guard, and you just have to try to take one thing away and hope for the best in that aspect and funnel him in to your defense". The Cavaliers took the best the Warriors could dish out last season and didn't stay down for the count, instead coming back with a flurry of counter punches that stunned the Dubs when they were least expecting it. Read More »

Kvitova to return at French Open after attack

The German has been badly out of form in 2017, despite sitting at the top of the rankings, and the only surprise about her 6-2 6-2 loss to Ekaterina Makarova was the magnitude of it. Kerber won the Australian Open and U.S. Open, and was the Wimbledon runner-up, in 2016, surging to the heights of tennis. Kvitova, the 15th seed and a semi-finalist in Roland Garros in 2012, fired nine aces and 31 winners past Boserup, making her debut at the tournament at the age of 25. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors - 6/1/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas says he must wait until the swelling subsides in his injured right hip before determining his rehabilitation plan but noted that surgery is not now the top option. Instead of the Cavaliers sweeping the Celtics , the Celtics shocked everyone by coming back in game three to beat the Cavaliers . "We want to go take back a championship, that's just the nature of a competitor and I think that's the mindset of everyone in this organization ... Read More »

Predators' win puts them on verge of history

Pontus Aberg's first career playoff goal was the decisive score as the Nashville Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday. Wilson made the Ducks pay, slipping a hard backhand around Bernier for his second goal of the playoffs and the 13th of his Predators postseason career, tying four other Preds for the franchise lead. Read More »

Penguins will go with Murray over Fleury for Game 4

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They sit on their hands, never make any noise. Friday morning, the Penguins announced they had cancelled their morning skate, but the goaltenders skated along with injured and scratched players at the University of Ottawa rink. Add it all together and what do you get? Then, Ottawa fired off three goals in two minutes and 18 seconds to put the game out of reach. So we'll have to be aware of that (Friday). Read More »

Suns fall 2 spots, will pick 4th in NBA Draft

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The draft class is full of guards but the 76ers could use a versatile player to man the backcourt with Simmons, who is expected to run the point position. The lottery results mean the Lakers not only have the No. 2 pick in the draft, but they also have the No. 28 pick, thanks to the mid-season trade of Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets, plus they keep their 2019 first-round pick. Read More »

Cavaliers set franchise playoff record for points in a half

Thomas said at the team's practice facility Friday that the swelling must go down before there is a decision on how to rehab. "It's tough to say that we didn't expect it; we knew they'd be right there". It will be the third consecutive Finals to feature these two teams with the first two series being split. At some point in the series, maybe when the Cavs were leading by 28 points in Game 1 - or 50 in Game 2 or 21 in the first quarter last night - one half expected Brad Stevens ... Read More »

Simona Halep expects to play French Open

On clay, he lost in the third round in Monte Carlo, made the semis in Barcelona, was a third-round loser in Madrid before an opening defeat in Rome to Fabio Fognini . Nick Kyrgios is backing his big-stage spirit to lift him out of the doldrums and back into French Open title contention. Can he maintain his supremacy? In Paris , he could face Djokovic or Thiem in the semifinals . Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 5: What We Learned

Avery Bradley led the way for the Celtics with 23 points, but he was the lone bright spot for the Celtics . A 26-11 run by the Cavs to close the third quarter is what officially put this game away. The Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1. Things got off to a bit of a rocky start early in the season for Horford, whose impact was limited early on due to a concussion that kept him out for nine games. Read More »