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Crosby has no time for Subban's games


Subban stuck to the story in his postgame media scrum. Apparently, the former Montreal Canadien heard Sidney Crosby say that his breath smells bad. "I didn't say that", Crosby said. But I don't feel like every time I'm out there P.K.'s out there. Yesterday, Crosby was finally asked about what had rapidly become the story of the off-day. Read More »

Murray ready for Khachanov test


But mentally I feel pretty good just now. You play someone that good, maybe you're a little bit more switched on. "I couldn't dream of a better scenario. 21 John Isner vs. Karen Khachanov , who were rained out after the Russian won the first set. "Andy, he's very smart on court", Del Potro said to Guardian reporters after losing. Read More »

Another major trophy in Zidane's young coaching career

We are still quite young as a whole team and we have a great squad. "My ankle will be fine in the long term", Bale said. No team had retained their trophy in the Champions League era until Ronaldo and his team-mates in the Welsh city, and it sparked wild scenes in Madrid . Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators 2017

Mike Hoffman scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period of Game 6 as the Sens brushed off elimination with a 2-1 win on Tuesday and sent the Eastern Conference final to a decisive Game 7 in Pittsburgh . 1,483 was the last of his National Hockey League career. They were underdogs against the Bruins in the first round and clinched their second-round series with a Game 6 victory on the road. Read More »

STANLEY CUP FINAL 3 goals early in 3rd tighten Pens' grasp


That game is Saturday night in Nashville, and Rinne and the Predators are counting on a big dose of energy from a wild fan base that will be seeing the franchise's first Stanley Cup Final game at home . Defenseman Justin Schultz and forward Bryan Rust both exiting Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals before missing multiple games with injuries. Read More »

Grande returns to lead Manchester concert

The benefit concert was watched by 14.5 million people worldwide, but it seems a number of those watching Ariana Grande's One Love gig on Sunday night missed one of the evening's many poignant tributes. Grande duetted with Miley Cyrus on Crowded House's Don't Dream It's Over and was joined by boyfriend Mac Miller to perform their collaboration The Way and Miller's track Dang! The One Love Manchester benefit concert has raised more than 10 million for the We Love Manchester ... Read More »

Parkersburg student shines at spelling bee


If a speller misspells a word in the oral spelling portion, he or she is eliminated. The tiebreaker test is to try to make it more likely that one victor will be left at the end of the competition since the last three years of the national bee have had two winners. Read More »

Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury swept the fish toward the bench with his stick, the first of three catfish tossed before the game started. But the lead did not hold. "Hopefully we're a little hungrier" in Game 4 on Monday. Apparently, the fans didn't get the message from coach Peter Laviolette . He is also one of the best players in the league when it comes to bouncing back from bad performances or losses. Read More »

Why is failure matter of life and death for us, laments Kohli

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has backed Virat Kohli and company to win the ICC Champions Trophy title in England and Wales starting June 1. "These factors will be vital in England", said Kohli. "But they have managed to continue that mindset pretty well, I don't see anyone taking a backwards step at any stage of the game, and that is pretty incredible to see". Read More »

Nicky Hayden remains 'very critical' in hospital


We offer our thoughts, prayers and condolences to his parents, Rose and Earl; his fiancée, Jackie; his brothers, Tommy and Roger; his sisters, Jenny and Kathleen; and to all his friends, teammates and legions of fans around the world. The 35-year-old Hayden won the MotoGP title in 2006. Hayden was in Italy riding for the Red Bull Honda team at the World Superbike Championship in nearby Imola, where he came in 13th days before the accident occurred. Read More »

No clear timeline for Eden Hazard and fractured ankle


The Belgian had a torrid 2015-16 which saw Chelsea finish 10th in the Premier League . "It could be Spain, it could be staying with Chelsea ", he told the Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper. This injury could also affect his preparation for the 2017-2018 season as Chelsea will be looking to defend their English Premier League title . I think everything is possible. Read More »

Warriors react to Steph putting LeBron in a blender


That's obviously high praise given the other dynamic tandems to have played in the National Basketball Association, and it's especially insane given that Durant and Curry are in the midst of just their first season together with Golden State. Read More »

Golden State Warriors win Game 2 of NBA Finals over Cleveland Cavaliers

Go forensic on the stats, the lineups, the rotations, the play calls if you like, it's going to come down to the same endpoint. "Implore them to win it for me because it's not important for them to win it for themselves". And if there's a wave of shock spreading through the Bay Area right now, it probably started with everybody in the Warriors organization except those closest to Kerr. Read More »

Nashville leaning heavily on defense corps against Penguins

While the Penguins are underdogs for Monday's contest , Malkin, Guentzel, Murray and Crosby are the favorites to win the Conn Smythe Trophy . The 27-year-old Swiss Josi helped stake the Predators to a 3-1 lead at the end of the second period after Pittsburgh had opened the scoring in the first period at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Read More »

Warriors' Green focused on keeping a cool head

At that point, you're basically watching math. Shit happens , sure, but how much shit has to happen before two will be more than five? Former coach and player Al Attles said it was "terrific" news. "We definitely have a sense of what they're capable of", Love said. Ian Clark and Thompson made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to help the Warriors build the lead to 12 in the third minute of the second period. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d'or !

We can say that it is a historic day for everyone at Real Madrid , for me, for the players, for our families. Bale won a Champions League with Real in his first season and repeated the feat a year ago. 'My age is just a number, I feel like a young boy, ' he said . "We need to just keep doing what we are doing, because I think we can win many more titles in the future". Read More »

Hazard to consider Real Madrid move

As Eden Hazard finishes up a strong bounce-back season, the FC crew ponder his potential to shine at Real Madrid . Speaking earlier this season, Conte admitted he wasn't sure Hazard would stay at Stamford Bridge . Following his impressive showing in the Premier League , it's alerted the Champions League winners. He said: "Of course, I would consider it". Read More »

Arda Turan "has no interest in leaving Barcelona" amid links to Arsenal


Long linked to Barcelona , where he was an academy player before leaving for Arsenal in 2013, Bellerin's future looks to be at the Emirates. Arda has struggled to earn a regular place in the Barca line-up, making 14 LaLiga starts last season as Luis Enrique's team missed out on the title to rivals Real Madrid. Read More »

Hazard ruled out for three months


The club said in their website that Hazard is expected to return to training "in approximately three months" which means he may not be available until September 2017. Reports in England state that Real Madrid have met with the player's representatives up to three times, and Chelsea could receive an offer of €115 million for the Belgian. Read More »

Wallace to become first black driver in Cup race since 2006

Ryan Chastain was 20th in his Cup debut for Premium Motorsports, pretty respectable considering the team's only other top-20 run this season came when Michael Waltrip finished eighth in a one-off ride at the Daytona 500. Over the next 80 laps, the No. 24 vehicle got as high as third before fading in the middle of Stage 3. He started in the rear due to a gearbox change. Read More »

'Happy' Gareth Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said in an initial reaction from Cardiff: "We hope all get better soon". They'll be looking forward to huge celebrations this evening before taking a well-deserved summer break. "It's been an extraordinary season". "I was so scared, very terrified, as if escaping a narrow death". It is said that United could even launch a bid worth £100million to lure the player to Old Trafford, and his superstar profile would no doubt appeal to the club's owners, the ... Read More »

Nadal cruises into quarter-finals at Roland Garros


Nine-time champion Nadal has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, just one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012 . "It's tough to accept these kind of things", Nadal said, "but it's happening very often today and (it) is hard to change that for the moment". Read More »

Tharanga suspended for two ODIs for over-rate offence


South Africa came through some tricky moments to see off Sri Lanka by 96 runs in their Champions Trophy opener at The Oval . Malinga failed to make a major impact during his first one-day global since November 2015 on Saturday, in the defeat to South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy , but his return was still a welcome one. Read More »

Smith slams Australia's bowling performance after draw


Australia only managed 9 overs in their innings to which they were well behind New Zealand in the match as Australia's innings was reduced to 33 overs. "And Kane timed his innings beautifully and played really well throughout the middle". But probably certainly would have preferred to being in New Zealand's position when we came off the end there. Read More »

Durant, Curry lead Warriors to rout of Cavs, 2-0 series lead


They stretched the lead to 10 and Golden State closed the period leading 40-34. Durant not only has been imposing his will offensively but he's been playing what might be the best defense on the team at this point. In the same area where he once practiced in hat and gloves to combat winter cold, Pachulia now offers kids four courts, among them the same court he played upon in Milwaukee, one he bought in 2013 and had shipped there in 267 pieces and reassembled. Read More »

Warriors go 2-0 up over Cavs in NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James insists his team can not make drastic changes despite falling 2-0 behind in the NBA Finals . The Cavaliers played better Sunday than in Game 1, and it was still a 132-113 loss. The Warriors started to pull away in the third quarter, building a 14-point lead to start the fourth quarter. LeBron James was outstanding in Game 2, attacking the rim whenever he wanted, piling up another triple double. Read More »

NHL: Nashville coach asks fans to stop tossing catfish on ice


Nick Bonino joined the Pittsburgh Penguins at their practice on Sunday, which is fairly ridiculous given that Bonino made his way into Bridgestone Arena for Game 3 yesterday on crutches and in a walking boot. "He's a real good penalty killer". Rumors that Pekke Rinne was not going to start game three in goal circulated throughout the afternoon and it was minutes before puck drop when we learned that he indeed WOULD be in goal. Read More »

Kobe Bryant stars in commercial with Jalen Rose


The ESPN analyst's comedy pilot "Jalen vs". Jalen vs Everybody will air on ESPN tomorrow. On cue, a server arrives and asks Bryant if he'd like a drink. Bryant is essentially locked in to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer once he is eligible. The commercial sets up Rose for an accidentally restaurant encounter with Bryant, who orders 81 olives for his vodka martini and just stares at Rose, who can only respond with a hang-dog expression. Read More »

Fans stay after downpour at Coca-Cola 600


He ran in the teens most of the night before finishing 10th. Austin Dillon , left, celebrates with his crew after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. It was a long, hot Memorial Sunday night in Charlotte for the 58th running of the Coca Cola 600. Johnson and Kenseth rounded out the top five at the end of stage one , while Chip Ganassi teammates Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray raced from the back into the top ... Read More »

A legendary Cristiano Ronaldo continues beating records


He added: "We need to just keep doing what we are doing, because I think we can win many more titles in the future". But Madrid , inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo's brace, were too hot for Juve to handle. It also happened to be Ronaldo's 600th career goal for club and country. "If he ( Zidane ) can see something that we can do on the pitch, he tells us, and we are trying to do it in our best way", Modric said. Read More »

Curry's triple-double leads Warriors to Game 2 rout

He relinquished his role during the first round of the playoffs in late April due to complications resulting from back surgery two years ago. Kerr said he intends to remain on the bench for the rest of the postseason. He said that his level of pain is back to where it was before the Portland series. "I don't want to get into the "What we need to do better" right now", said James, who spoke in the locker room shortly after the game instead of making his customary trip to the podium in the ... Read More »

Sailing - Ainslie happy to be becalmed as America's Cup racing postponed

Sailing in a flawless 13-15 knot breeze, strong starts and boat speed were the key factors in the Kiwi team dominating both races. “We need to be faster to win this Americas Cup. presented by Louis Vuitton. Two races are scheduled in each of the matchups, between Emirates Team New Zealand and Britain's Land Rover BAR, and Sweden's Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan. Read More »