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Who Should be the Starting Goalie in Game 4?

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He made a strong stop on Mike Hoffman less than two minutes into the game and then denied Viktor Stalberg on a pair of follow-up opportunities. Starting a goalie that hadnt been on the ice for an opening faceoff in almost six weeks. The key to Pittsburgh's chance at returning to the Cup Final for a second straight year will rely heavily on its ability to summon that kind of energy without being hit first by Ottawa. Read More »

French Open 2017: All too easy for Rafael Nadal

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Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam victor, goes on to face Argentine Diego Schwartzman while 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal takes on Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia. Nadal finished his match with a tally of 33 winners and only 13 unforced errors. The fourth-seeded Nadal, who withdrew from the tournament previous year ahead of his third-round match because of a wrist injury, is aiming to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at a major. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Has Agreed A New Two-Year Contract With Arsenal

Wenger met Gunners majority shareholder Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday to discuss his future before his contract expires next month. While his role has changed markedly this season, he is perhaps more effective now than he's ever been for us, and should be able to continue playing in a similar role for several more seasons. Read More »

Novak Djokovic makes winning start with new coach Andre Agassi

Steve Johnson of the United States held off a valiant comeback from Yuichi Sugita to finish their match that was suspended overnight because of darkness. - The Dane, who reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in 2010, had to dig deep against a battling Fourlis, who pushed her more experienced opponent to three sets. Read More »

My NBA Finals prediction? Better get a broom

For the record, Golden State and Cleveland are 1-1 in the two times they had clashed in the regular season. There are few weaknesses in these Warriors , the first team to head into the final round 12-0 and winning by an average of 16.3 points per game. Read More »

French player snubs handshake after 'fake injury' row

Murray then rediscovered the verve that has been missing from his game so often in 2017, moving through the gears in the third and dropping just two games before administering a whitewash in the fourth. He is quite unpredictable on the court. He plays, you know, a lot of dropshots and quite unorthodox sort of shot selection, so it can be hard to prepare for that. Read More »

India would stick to climate accord even if U.S. pulled out

Research director Daniela Schwarzer of the German Council of Foreign Relations in Berlin asserted that Trump had alienated Germany and other us allies during the G-7 summit. The Prime Minister praised Merkel's "strong leadership" and said a EU-focused vision is what the world needed. " The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out". Read More »

Griezmann tells Atletico Madrid he wants to leave

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Well what do we have here then, Manchester United fans? Sergio Ramos has admitted he hopes Manchester United sign Antoine Griezmann this summer - in order to weaken Atletico Madrid and make the league easier for Real . Atletico president Enrique Cerezo insists Griezmann will be staying at the club next season Alexandre Lacazette and Antoine Griezmann . "My future will be decided in the summer". Read More »

Georges St-Pierre will retire if he loses comeback fight

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However, with no confirmed date almost three months on, UFC president Dana White recently called the fight off , saying that they will not wait for "GSP", who was only available to fight after October instead of in the summer. St-Pierre had surgery on his eye and expects to recover 100 percent. UFC knew as well that I couldn't fight in the summer. "I'm aware of what I can lose but I want to see what can I gain". Read More »

Five problems for Wenger and Arsenal

The deal, which would extend Wenger's reign to 23 years, is said to have been offered by majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and requires only formal ratification at today's board meeting. Yet Wenger will stay, and risks his already damaged legacy becoming further tarnished at a time when the Premier League has never been so competitive. Read More »

Arsene Wenger reveals how many signings Arsenal will make this summer

The new contract will extend Wenger's rein at Arsenal until the 2018-19 season, which would be his 23 at the club. But after winning the FA Cup for a record seventh time on Saturday, the 67-year-old Frenchman hinted he would stay and the decision has now been made official following meetings with the Gunners' board earlier this week. Read More »

Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir collide at UFC 214

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Oezdemir and Manuwa will also be on standby if something happens to UFC 214's main event: a long-awaited rematch and title fight between champion Daniel Cormier (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and ex-titleholder Jon Jones (22-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC). Manuwa (17-2), meanwhile, rides the momentum of back-to-back bonus-winning knockouts over Saint Preux and Corey Anderson into the bout. Preux in his short notice UFC debut, and then delivering an impressive, first-round knockout over the highly regarded Misha ... Read More »

Klizan in French Open handshake row ahead of Murray clash

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The 30-year old was a 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-0 victor over Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in just two hours and 32 minutes, the kind of confidence boosting result he needed to open this grand slam after a poor start to the season. Then came the moment of magic that transformed him back from snarling, out-of-touch worrier back into the world No 1. He said: "I only played him once, and that was past year in Vienna, I think, is the only time we have played". Read More »

LeBron James' Los Angeles-area home vandalized with racial slur

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LOS ANGELES- LAPD is investigating after a home owned by LeBron James was targeted in a hate crime, TMZ Sports reports. Detectives are looking through neighbors' security footage for evidence. James and the Cavaliers face off against the Warriors at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday at 9 p.m. The graffiti has since been covered up. Read More »

Fair shake? Refusal to clasp hands creates French Open flap

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There was no such joy for British No1 Johanna Konta in the women's draw, however, as she suffered a shock defeat to world No109 Hsieh Su-Wei. With his run in Paris , Murray was about to embark on the best season of his career, and he would lose just three more matches, one of them that French final, before sweeping to titles at Queen's, Wimbledon, the Olympics, Beijing, Shanghai, Vienna, Paris and the World Tour Finals. Read More »

Warriors boss Kerr will travel to Cleveland, but might not coach

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The 51-year-old admitted it is hard to not be coaching during the games after helping put together the game plan ahead of a third consecutive Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers . "I take pride in [playing] both sides of the ball, defense as equally as offense", Thompson said. As pundits parsed the stats showing Jordan achieved his 5,987 playoff points in 179 post-season games while James reached 5,995 in his 212 post-season contest, James dismissed such conversations as ... Read More »

OU baseball assigned to Louisville Regional

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Another team in the region that has a good chance of being part of the Hattiesburg Regional is South Alabama, which won the Sun Belt Conference title game, 7-6, on Sunday in Statesboro, Ga. Mizzou's 36 wins are more than 24 teams in the 64-team field, but with a low RPI ranking at No. 49, the Tigers needed to win a few more games in Hoover, Ala., to earn an at-large invitation. Read More »

Celtics' 2013 trade with Nets pays off with No. 1 pick

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In the interview, Ball also made a bold prediction that his son will lead the Lakers to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. "It's busy", Grousbeck said. 1 overall. "We can't expect to be a team on the rise this year", Connelly said. The second-year point guard could likely be replaced by either Lonzo Ball or Markelle Fultz , the two highly touted floor generals that headline this year's draft class. Read More »

Cavaliers arrive in The Bay for NBA Finals trilogy

James has probably never been better than he is now. While there has been little intrigue all season long, a ho-hum regular season and predictable start to the playoffs will soon be a distant memory if the Cavs and Warriors produce a memorable series like previous year. Read More »

Arsenal & Arsene Wenger reach an agreement

Arsène Wenger has agreed a new two-year contract at Arsenal , bringing months of uncertainly to an end that even he admitted was damaging to the club over this past season. Have your say in the comments section below. "We have a board meeting on Tuesday and I think Wednesday, Thursday it will all be clear". "Look, this season, I think usually we have no sagas". Read More »

John Clayton out at ESPN

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Eventually, the man nicknamed "The Professor" was a regular on the national NFL beat for ESPN. As ESPN and most of the sports media world has moved to more personality-driven coverage of the "news", Clayton appeared to be among the network's personality's who were being phased out over the time. Read More »

Ernesto Valverde named as new Barcelona manager

Barcelona have confirmed the appointment of Ernesto Valverde as their new coach. Valverde , who had been in charge of Athletic Bilbao for the last 4 seasons, has authorized a two-year bargain. Herrera has a year left on the four-year United contract he signed in 2014, with the option for an additional year. Enrique announced in March that he would be leaving Barcelona . Read More »

State of Origin series 2017

Although Thurston was ruled out of tonight's State of Origin clash in Brisbane with a shoulder injury, the halfback was named on an extended bench for Saturday's home clash with Gold Coast . The Darren Lockyer Shield has never found its way north of the border with NSW having won every series , and they certainly have the side to retain the title once again. Read More »

Alonso says F1-Indy cross-overs boost racing

Rookie Jack Harvey of Bassingham, England, pilots his Michael Shank Racing/Andretti Autosports Dallara IndyCar across the famous yard of bricks at the start-finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during a recent practice session. "There are 33 cars on the grid and around 20 of those have a realistic shot of winning that race ", Franchitti says. "When you are driving a road course there is a 190 miles per hour corner, a 60 miles per hour hairpin so you've got to have a set-up that ... Read More »

Boston Celtics free agent prospects: Danilo Gallinari will opt out in Denver

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract and enter unrestricted free agency, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski . I have a house here. In his end-of-season interview with the media, Gallinari spoke of his fondness for the city he has called home since being traded from Knicks in 2011. Read More »

Real Madrid wins the La Liga Championship

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I would like to come up here and dance, but I will not do it. Juve, Real and Chelsea all won their respective leagues on Sunday, and Zidane said for the time being, his team would simply enjoy their achievement. Sociedad did so in dramatic style, scoring in the 93rd minute to tie 2-2 at Celta Vigo , edging above Athletic by a point. Atlético de Madrid had 78, Sevilla had 72 and Villareal and Real Sociedad had 67 and 64 points, respectively. Read More »

Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals

The NBA Finals are here. He scored 42 in an important Game 4 victory over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals and can stand up to any of Golden State's perimeter players from a scoring and finishing standpoint. Golden State have rattled off a record 12 straight post-season wins, keeping their ideal playoff run through three rounds. If the Cavs can somehow swipe Game 1 , Kevin Durant will come under a kind of pressure he's never faced before. Read More »

Warriors coach says he's not ready for Game 1

Wow! Withers must be a Fil-Am from the Bay Area. As risky a scorer as he is from outside or driving to the hoop, James also threatens by being able to find teammates such as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love with passes when defenders focus too much on him. Read More »

Arsene Wenger gets two more years at Arsenal's helm

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Wenger has been heavily criticised this season, with Arsenal fans calling for his resignation after their team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. First on his to-do list will be making improved contract offers to Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil . The star duo's current deal will expire at the end of the next season. Read More »

Wenger agrees to new Arsenal deal

Arsene Wenger is out of contract at Arsenal , but believes he is still the right man for the job as the board prepares for the big decision on Tuesday. It is expected that the sporting director-type role would be aimed at relieving some of the pressure on Wenger in areas like logistics, medicine and analytics. Read More »