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Pens wary, Preds confident as Game 2 looms


It's not much. Unless you're playing the Pittsburgh Penguins. At the start of the second period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh, Waddell chucked a dead catfish he smuggled into PPG Arena onto the ice. "We're going to win the next game and then we'll see what happens from there", Subban said. We would hope that in the spirit of good sportsmanship that any charges for throwing a catfish onto the ice would be quickly dismissed. Read More »

Tigers beat Royals 6-5 to end road trip

In a report in the Kansas City Star , Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost confirmed the decision to start Eric Skoglund against Cleveland on Wednesday night. That's awesome. Cabrera is an all-time great and a first ballot Hall of Famer, but he knows how hard it is to get to the big leagues, and he's congratulating Skoglund on reaching the show. Read More »

Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final


The debate in Spain has been over whether it would be Isco or Bale who starts the final but the Welshman appeared to have few doubts that it would be the Spaniard who gets the nod. Allegri's job there became even more hard as Milan sold or released their best players, with the title-winning team being dismantled in favor of bargain buys and inexperienced youngsters. Read More »

Kevin Kisner wins second career PGA Tour event at Dean & Deluca Invitational

The T-2 finish is his best of the season since his victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Langer, who tied Jack Nicklaus' record last week in the Regions Tradition, shot 4-under 68 to finish at 18-under 270. Telling the media of his missed birdie attempt, "I pulled it". You get short-sighted at Colonial with the wind blowing, it's impossible to get it up and down. Read More »

Warriors' Draymond Green sees trash talk as a defensive tool

Both teams are healthy heading into Game 1 on Thursday night. We knew the players, the coaches and the teams, and the more we watched them, the more we took sides. SB Nation's Mike Prada noted a play during the regular season where James was hesitant to leave Durant to provide help defense on a pick and roll. Read More »

Penguins score three quick goals to start third in Game 2 win

Just 10 seconds in the Pens strike again, and it's Jake Guentzel again. Dino Ciccarelli tops the list, having scored 14 goals for Minnesota in 1981. He has found his touch at the right time for Pittsburgh , which leads the Final 1-0. The Penguins and Predators are tied at 1-1 going into the third period of Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Final . Read More »

VVS Laxman lauds government's decision to not play with Pakistan


Roy's place at the top of the order appeared to be under pressure after his run of four single-figure scores in his last five one-day global innings. "Group of Death" consisting of England , Bangladesh , Australia and New Zealand get us going in the first of 12 preliminary games - across three venues in England (The Oval , Edgbaston and Swalec). Read More »

Racing underway for Team New Zealand

Sir Ben Ainslie has vowed to "come back fighting" after Land Rover BAR were surprisingly beaten by Groupama Team France in the America's Cup Qualifiers on Monday. "Great to get the first race under the belt, I'm sure all the guys having their first one are happy to put it to bed", says Glenn, with an air of relief to have got the first point on the board in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers . Read More »

Reds Loanee Ward Backstops Huddersfield Town to Premier League Promotion

Bookmakers are also preparing for Huddersfield becoming a top flight team, and many of them have started to give odds on what they can achieve next season. They creep in but I just try and keep talking positive to myself and say you're going to put it in. "We should never give up, no matter how hard the situation is, we will always believe that something handsome is going to happen". Read More »

Djokovic-Agassi partnership off to winning start

The 17-year-old Fourlis, who is ranked 337th in the world and was appearing in only her second ever Grand Slam , lost the first set but raced into a 4-1 lead in the second against the 11th-seeded Wozniacki. The 14-time Grand Slam champion produced a clinical display, limiting his mistakes to 18 unforced errors and advancing in less than two hours. Over on the other court, on at the same time , Nadal - chasing his tenth French Open title - fought off the resistance provided by Paire ... Read More »

Venus reveals Serena's expecting a baby girl


This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court. The French Open 2017 will end on June 11. You'd still like Venus to clean up a combined 74 unforced errors , but with her return ability and the fact she's produced eight breaks, it hasn't come back to bite her yet. Read More »

Browns trade LB Demario Davis to Jets for DB Calvin Pryor


He logged 99 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble. "We are pleased to be able to add him to our defensive back room and just like every player we acquire, we expect him to come in with a hard-working mindset ready to compete". The Jets are trading Pryor to the Cleveland Browns , according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo . It was obvious safety Calvin Pryor was being phased out of the secondary after the New York Jets drafted a pair of safeties in the first two rounds of the 2017 ... Read More »

Novak Djokovic Hires Andre Agassi As New Coach

After the Thiem match , which Djokovic said was, "probably the best tennis I have played in the last ten months", all signs pointed toward the Serbian winning his first title since Doha in January. The Serb, beaten 6-4 6-3 by Zverev in the Rome sunshine on Sunday (NZT Monday), said he would join up with eight-times grand slam champion Agassi as he prepares to defend his Roland Garros crown. Read More »

NBA star LeBron James' L.A. home vandalized with racial slur

The vandalism was discovered on James' private gate at about 06:45 local time , said Officer Lillian Preciado. "My family is safe, they're safe and that's the most important". James purchased the 9,440 sq ft home in 2015 for $21m (£16m) the LA Times reports. LeBron James is dealing with a distraction to deal with a day before the beginning of the National Basketball Association finals. Read More »

Dazed golf great Tiger Woods struggles to walk in police arrest video

The brake lights of Woods' 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG 65 are lit and the right turn signal is blinking. But new dashcam footage released by police shows just how dazed and disorientated he was. A report said Woods also told police he "takes several prescriptions". As an officer moves a light in front of his face during the test, he fails to follow it with his eyes. Read More »

Basketball: Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals

Open up the beer fridge, pass the Pringles and turn up the "Roundball Rock": the NBA Finals tipoff on Thursday when the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers . When opponents focus on shutting him out, the four-time Most Valuable Player has the uncanny ability of finding his sidekicks Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love . Read More »

Blue Jays outfielder Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur


Entering Thursday's games, he was tied for fourth in the major leagues with 51 hits. After undergoing further examination Thursday, Freeman will be out for the foreseeable future. He hit a home run with (the Braves holding) a five-run lead and throws the bat around. Sports writers tell me that it's not uncommon to hear this kind of vulgar banter in locker rooms and sadly, we still see examples of how gay athletes are shunned by pro sports leagues. Read More »

Ideal postseason 'doesn't matter' to Warriors' Durant

And the best way to not let somebody get underneath your skin is by hitting shots, by playing good defense , by forcing turnovers, by making things hard for them. "With them adding Durant and the way they're playing, the way we're playing, it can be even higher". Each team is still stacked with numerous same great players from the last two seasons, but the Warriors have one big change from the last time these two teams met in the Finals: Kevin Durant . Read More »

Tearful Almagro retires from French Open second round


The Argentine had also gone to the Spaniard's aid when he had collapsed at the back of the court, weeping, just moments earlier. (AP Photo/Michel Euler). Third seed Stan Wawrinka , the 2015 champion, was bidding to make the last 32 for the 10th time against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine. World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in Paris. Read More »

By the numbers at the NBA Finals

I can't go out there and do everything on my own, or I can't go out there and just let my team mates do all the work for me. He is dishing out 5.6 assists per game, playing healthy and free and he seems ready to get himself in the best-player-in-the-series discussion. Read More »

Gareth Bale 'would accept' Champions League final bench role


They will be spurred on by facing their old club while former Barca full-back Dani Alves , will not want for motivation as they seek to end Juve's 21-year wait for the title. That's how we have done things during the season, giving everything, with a lot of professionalism and we can be happy for what we have done until now. Read More »

Moses, an honest player, did not plan to dive, says Conte


Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez got the Gunners off to a strong start in this battle of London clubs at Wembley Stadium on Saturday when he opened the scoring at the four-minute mark with a right-footed shot past net minder Thibaut Courtois, Efe news reported. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 5/25/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

In many ways, it was a textbook Boucher win: limit the opposition to one goal, scratch and claw to two for the win. "There's no pressure on us". Schultz, who has two goals and six assists in 14 playoff games, has not played since the team's game two loss on May 15 when he was injured on a hit by Senators left wing Mike Hoffman in the first period. Read More »

Doc Rivers is not a fan of super teams


Doc Rivers won The Finals in 2008 with a freshly assembled superteam when Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined he and Paul Pierce with the Boston Celtics . "I'm not a guy who goes into the neighborhood, gets beat up the bully's gang, and then now I want to join your gang". It made me really appreciate that. Read More »

Warriors come out to play against Cavaliers on ESPN, DirecTV in LATAM


The fact that he lasted so long in both professions is itself a cherished accomplishment, he said Tuesday on a conference call to promote ABC/ESPN's coverage of Cavaliers-Warriors III. Good news for Cleveland fans is that LeBron is playing arguably the best basketball in his career surpassing playoff records after records. So why not want to see it again? But it's also hard to argue his opinion, as Durant had better numbers than him this year, and has taken over in late-game situations for the ... Read More »

Rabada surges to top spot ahead of Champions Trophy

Kagiso Rabada was the peak of the South African bowlers. "There was a bit in the wicket in the first 10 overs and a bit of a bounce, which bodes well for the Champions Trophy ". De Villiers broke the record of Sourav Ganguly whereas Virat Kohli Broke the record of De Villiers. Amla was just 23 runs short of the milestone before this match. Read More »

England confident of ending Champions Trophy drought

Whilst Wahab has always been a bowler who has not anxious about his economy rate, he has of late lost that ability to take key wickets at important times. Woakes, a bowling all-rounder known for his variation and change-ups could prove to be a handful in the familiar home conditions. The victory was made all the more sweeter for South Africa batsman Hashim Amla , who became the fastest to break the 7,000-run barrier in one-dayers by reaching the milestone in just 150 innings, ... Read More »

Kevin Durant Can't Win in These NBA Finals with Fans or Media

If the Warriors win in five or the Cavaliers sweep Golden State, the champion would have the best one-season playoff win percentage in National Basketball Association history. James, who is 3-4 in finals appearances, uses Jordan's feats as a measuring stick to motivate his own bid to become legendary. "We've got to work hard at practice and when the game comes on, get out there and go play". Read More »

Dillon joins the pack of NASCAR young guns on the rise

Johnson was looking for a record-tying fifth Coca-Cola 600 win, but he ran out gas while leading with two laps remaining. "All we wanted to do was go out and carry it on for the race fans that love to see that No. "So that's a little tough to swallow". When the race restarted for the last few laps of the stage, he lost third to Kenseth. That makes it four Top 5 finishes for the No. Read More »

ICC mega event to be start today

The men in green are placed in Group B alongside arch-rivals India , Sri Lanka and South Africa and will being their campaign against India on 4th June at Birmingham . "We will unleash our best pace attack, maybe three or four fast bowlers if needed, or a combination of spin and pace", he said. However, he bowled just one more over in his spell before leaving the field for treatment, and a statement from the European Central Bank later confirmed that he was being assessed for a ... Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Mathews to miss Sri Lanka's opener vs South Africa


Mathews rejoined the team after a five-month layoff due to a hamstring injury that forced him to return home halfway through the tour of South Africa in January. Sri Lanka and South Africa have only twice clashed in England in an ODI previously. Still only 29, Mathews is one of the veteran leaders in the Sri Lanka team, and was part of the side that beat England 3-2 in a one-day global series back in 2014. Read More »

Richard Jefferson explains why Warriors blew 3-1 lead in 2016

Guarding Durant wouldn't just pull James away from the action, however. It's a very unique situation, a very hard situation for me personally and for Bob and ( Warriors majority owner) Joe ( Lacob ). " And we believe we can get there ". Warriors guard Steph Curry won't admit it, but the Cavs are in the heads of the Golden State players. "They are a great team". Read More »