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Penguins forward Nick Bonino back on ice, but won't rush hurting foot


The only other player to have his first three National Hockey League goals for the Stanley Cup Final was Johnny Harms with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1944, according to Elias Sports Bureau. After Saturday nights loss to the Preds, Malkin was openly critical of the Penguins power play and said he thought changes were necessary. "They got going in warmups and there was catfish (thrown onto the ice) then, and they're bringing the energy". Read More »

Australia vs New Zealand: We `got away with one`, admits Smith


Following more rain, Australia was set a revised target of 235 runs from 33 overs. Kane Williamson scored a century for New Zealand in their abandoned Champions Trophy game against Australia at Edgbaston. The two teams pick up a point each as England top the group after Thursday's win over Bangladesh. England now top Group A with two points following their win over Bangladesh on Thursday, while Australia and NZ are on one point each and Bangladesh on zero. Read More »

Laviolette asks Preds' fans not to throw anything onto ice

The Pens were 0-for-3 with one shot on goal in a 5-1 loss in Game 3 on Saturday. But unlike their supporters, this Penguins team doesn't crack. This was the first time in their careers in which neither player registered a shot on goal in a playoff game. Read More »

Nats' Harper starts brawl after getting plunked


Take for example what occurred between Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper and San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland yesterday. Monday's fisticuffs between Bryce Harper and Giants reliever Hunter Strickland and the ensuing brawl provided fodder for enough meh-mays to sustain us all until the next time a pitcher intentionally throws at Harper in retaliation for home runs that pitcher allowed to the Nationals' outfielder nearly three years earlier. Read More »

Wagner to remain at Huddersfield


Wagner's superb work in taking Huddersfield into the top flight via the play-offs saw him leap to the head of wish-lists of clubs in England and his native Germany. "So to be a part of the team to do that is very special, and I'll always remember that day". The Grimsby born youngster and lifelong Baggies fan is fast becoming one of the hottest prospects at the west midlands side, but a season of consistent Premier League appearances on loan with another club may provide the platform for the ... Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators in Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh will face Nashville at 8 p.m. today in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals . Police estimated more than 50,000 turned out for the first Stanley Cup Final game in Tennessee on Saturday night. He also moved into 20th all-time in National Hockey League playoff points but the Predators clamped down after that. The Penguins are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 65-21 in their last 86 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games. Read More »

Middle East freezes out Qatar: What you need to know

Qatar's foreign minister said on Tuesday that Kuwait is trying to mediate and solve a diplomatic crisis. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani also told Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera that his nation rejected those "trying to impose their will on Qatar or intervene in its internal affairs". Read More »

Warriors coach Kerr returns for Game 2


And when you got great teammates like I do, who allow me to play with my emotions and allow me to be emotional when I'm talking to them, to use my emotions to the better for us, it's easy. After watching the Warriors use a 13-2 run to help build a 102-88 lead by the end of the third quarter, the Cavaliers retained hope when they held Golden State to just one field goal in the first 2:08 of the fourth quarter. Read More »

Steve Smith scathing of Aussies after lucky escape

And while he felt they clawed back some ground in the final six overs of the innings - New Zealand lost seven wickets for 37 runs in that period - he still accepted Australia would "have preferred to been in New Zealand's position" when the rain came. Read More »

Agent denies 'annoying' Barca to Arsenal Turan rumours


Arda Turan will not be leaving Barcelona this summer despite reports claiming that the Turkish global has agreed to join Arsenal , according to the 30-year-old's agent Ahmet Bulut . China appeared to be his most likely destination but Arsenal have been heavily linked with his services since in March The Times reported that Arsene Wenger had identified his signing as a priority for the Gunners amid the potential departures of Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez. Read More »

Benintendi hits two homers as Red Sox earn split in Baltimore

It turns out that little tumble was a lot more severe than originally thought, and the Red Sox will soon have another starting pitcher on the disabled list. The Red Sox are going to need to find a way to start hitting for power to propel their offense and start getting more runs on the board. Rodriguez (4-2) surrendered seven runs in 5 2/3 innings, and the four homers tied a career high. Read More »

Reading boss Jaap Stam: "To lose on penalties is hard"

As for Reading boss Jaap Stam , he too can look back on a campaign where his side exceeded expectations, although the blow of losing while within touching distance of the Premier League will take some time to get over. Huddersfield manager David Wagner , an inspired choice when he was plucked from coaching Borussia Dortmund's reserve team in November 2015, said he was delighted he and the team had disproved the critics. Read More »

Six airlines stop flying passengers to Qatar over diplomatic crisis


The announcements came after the Saudi Arabian Aviation Authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) issued a ban, preventing all Qatari airlines and their respective aircraft from landing within Saudi Arabia while also preventing Saudi registered aircraft from operating to Qatar. Read More »

Brilliant Nadal, Djokovic through to Q'final


Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal surged into the French Open quarter-finals, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday. Carreno Busta, underpowered against Raonic ground out the win 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (8-6) 6-4 8-6 as 84 unforced errors spewed from the Canadian's racquet. Read More »

Steve Kerr marvels at Kevin Durant's 'amazing' defense

Golden State had won a record 73 regular-season games past year and led 2-0 only for Cleveland to make the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history and swipe the title. "And we're going to need to play better to win on the road". LeBron James sounded out of answers. Golden State has to make sure James doesn't make it happen. Read More »

LeBron James and Kevin Durant Actually Recorded a Rap Song Together

Both players are music junkies, and in between workouts they chose to kill some time by writing their own lyrics and heading to the booth, sources told ESPN. "I heard the track years ago during post production for Thunderstruck ", agent Eric Goodwin told Haynes. Will we ever hear the song? "It was very good". Read More »

Rain ruins Australia's run chase


With Woakes unavailable and Stokes struggling to bowl at full pace because of a problematic knee, Finn can expect to be selected for Tuesday's match against New Zealand with England looking to record a second straight victory in the tournament. Read More »

Nadal, Wozniacki in quarterfinals


Nine-time victor Nadal now has a 76-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros with his only defeats coming against Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009 and Novak Djokovic in the 2015 quarterfinals. "I'm sure that when we go to the play, they will do a great job, too". Teenager Jelena Ostapenko is the first woman from Latvia to make it to the French Open quarterfinals in the professional era. Read More »

National Football League relaxing touchdown celebration rules for players


In effect, it'll lead to more ties. There have been concerns about the number of additional plays team undergo playing a full 15-minute overtime , especially when one of the teams is playing their next game on a short week. In a paragraph at the bottom of the letter, though, Goodell put the kibosh on "offensive demonstrations". For those of you who haven't seen the McCringleberry skit, or just haven't seen it in a while, we'll go ahead and leave you with this... Read More »

Predators, Penguins score late in 1st period


The Nashville Predators leveraged their considerable, unique home-ice advantage, shook off an early goal and dominated the Penguins to reduce Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup Final series lead to 2-1. A fan, ignoring the wishes of Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, throws a catfish wrapped in a rally towel and wearing a glitter hat out onto the ice. Read More »

Liverpool handed blow in the pursuit of PL star


Following this good season, Arsene Wenger has chose to offer the 23-year-old a new £100,000-a-week contract to keep the player at the Emirates for the foreseeable future. Arsenal are set to begin their transfer business in earnest now that Wenger has agreed a two-year contract extension at the club. It now seems that Chamberlain may have found his new calling as a wing back, though. Read More »

Warriors Put Game In Overdrive And Blowout Cavs


They're going to try to get more offensive rebounds . Both teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors , are loaded with superstars like LeBron James, Stef Curry and Kevin Durant . Sadly, Tristan Thompson , 26, went scoreless in Game 1, and J.R. Smith, 31, hasn't been delivering. Needless to say, Golden State is essentially impossible to beat when its top scorers blend peak production with scorching efficiency. Read More »

The World May Never Hear the LeBron James-Kevin Durant Rap Collaboration


The song's title and theme are unknown, as are its whereabouts. As legend has it, stashed away somewhere is a six-year-old, never-before released hip-hop track by James and Durant. It wasn't the first time KD faced "The King" in the Finals. Both players have acknowledged the existence of the track, but there aren't any plans for the track to be released to the public. Read More »

Subban trolls Crosby, bringing bag of mouthwash

Subban (76) stop a shot by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Saturday, June 3, 2017 , in. It seemed like the team had made breakthroughs, especially when they scored on all three of their power plays in Game 5 against the Senators . Not only did he deny Crosby's breakaway attempt, but he also turned away several rebound attempts. Read More »

London fortifies bridges to protect pedestrians from attack

Police raids are continuing. "We should never have cut the police numbers". "A very high priority for us is to try to understand whether they were working with anybody else", London police chief Cressida Dick told BBC . Many have welcomed the measures but police, TfL and council officials have been left facing serious questions over why they were not installed immediately after March's attack on Westminster. Read More »

Warriors Sock Cavs in Game 2, Take Command in NBA Finals

We love his voice. "Now we got to go home and regroup". "So that means a lot". But the Warriors had the answer as sharp-shooting guard Stephen Curry stepped up with a triple-double of his own - 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists , while also committing eight turnovers. Read More »

Virgil van Dijk transfer odds: Can any team scupper Liverpool move?

If van Dijk was to be sold for that fee, it would see the world record for a defender smashed - a record which belongs to Manchester City, who purchased John Stones a year ago for a fee around £50m. The Reds are also prepared to make him the highest paid player in the club's history with wages of around £200,000 a week. Should Liverpool pay more than £35 million for Van Dijk, he will be their record transfer and the Netherlands worldwide would become the most expensive defender in the world ... Read More »

Ejaria features as England U20s reach World Cup semi-final


Excelling against one's peers at global level is always a good sign for a young player, and moreover, scoring the goal that brings a first under-20 World Cup semi-final appearance for 24 years is something to celebrate. 'I thought we defended for our lives when we had to and created some really good chances in the attacking phases, but didn't quite have the finish. Read More »

Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

Frederick Gaudreau scored a goal that initially wasn't one but was overturned on replay review, and Viktor Arvidsson added another goal later in the period. "If I make the save there, it could be a different game", Murray said. The Penguins have had a handful of games throughout these playoffs that haven't been their best. Read More »

Key Players in the 2016-2017 Stanley Cup Final

If the blue-liners can limit the scoring chances Rinne faces against Sidney Crosby and company-and if Rinne plays more like he did in Game 3 than he did in Games 1 and 2-the Predators will be hard to beat in any building. Malkin is now leading the league in playoff points with a total of 26 points consisting of 9 goals and 17 assists. The Penguins' defense corps has nine goals with 41 points in the playoffs. Read More »

Pepe confirms that he will exit Real Madrid this summer


The Portuguese global is expected to leave the Bernabeu this summer after Los Blancos decided not to offer him the new two-year contract he was looking for. This season the Euro 2016 victor started just 13 La Liga games and featured in three Champions League matches. Pepe said he gave "body and soul" to Real Madrid . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo - The numbers don't lie


Real Madrid arrived back in Spain to a hero's welcome after their 4-1 victory over Juventus in Wales, with the team parading the Champions League trophy through the streets of the city before the celebrations moved to the club's 81,000-capacity stadium. Read More »