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Penguins pummel Preds 6-0 in Game 5 rout

We'll get our guys in the right spot, get their heads in the right spot. One that can't get back to the creature comforts of Smashville fast enough. Pekka Rinne has given up 41 goals on 571 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed three goals on 17 shots. With the Penguins leading the Predators 3-2 in the series, seats at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the pivotal elimination game are selling for an average price of $2,116 on SeatGeek, the secondary market ticket aggregator. Read More »

LeBron James moves up on Forbes' list of top paid athletes


Steph Curry had 14, Klay Thompson had 13, and Draymond Green had 16 points for the Warriors . Now, nearly a year later, comes a moment in a Game 3 that felt a little bit like a Game 7 for the Cavs. And James isn't going to start a pity party and hate on what the Warriors have done. This is where James was able to do some much-needed catching up to Jordan, who at that same point in his career had earned three rings to James' two. Read More »

Reality check for Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand sailed a flawless race, only coming off their foils as they crossed the finish line after extending all the way around the race course. In race one helmsman Peter Burling nailed the start over Dean Barker who was hunting a late hook. "After four fabulous days of flawless conditions, today was our turn to deal with the light winds, I am, though, confident we will be back racing tomorrow". Read More »

Cavaliers get physical to keep title hopes alive


The Cavaliers , meanwhile, were swept out of the Finals 10 years ago this month. Seven Finals and three championships later, James is facing the same fate. Kevin Durant has been nothing short of remarkable in this year's NBA Finals . Williams, who hadn't made a shot all Finals, made two in Game 4 . Read More »

Nadal just 1 step away from 'La Decima' in Paris


The burly Swiss is not nicknamed "Stanimal" for no reason, however, and he eventually overpowered the world number one 6-7 (6) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (3) 6-1 to reach his second French Open final in three years - this time against Rafa Nadal . Thiem went into the match fresh from his stunning upset of defending champion Novak Djokovic and looking for a second successive win against Nadal. Read More »

Montgomery, Hicks aid Yankees in rout of Orioles

That's the good news. Starlin Castro leads the Yankees with 75 hits and 34 RBI while Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner have combined for 122 hits and 70 RBI. Montgomery scattered three hits and three walks on the afternoon. Severino has faced the O's twice this year. Hopefully the Yankees can have a repeat performance against Tillman after tagging him for five runs on seven hits in just 2.2 innings on May 30th. Read More »

Steve Kerr on why he returned to the bench: 'It's fun'


The game gets worse as time goes on. But that hasn't stopped the takes that teams like the 1996 Chicago Bulls or the "Showtime" Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s could handle Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Co. And don't get anyone started on those teams from year LMN. The Warriors - who won their championship in 2014-15 - are unbeaten in the playoffs heading into game four of the NBA Finals against defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

LeBron Considering Leaving Cavs for Clippers, Lakers in 2018

Or James could come to the realization that leaving Cleveland a second time would simply be one heel turn too many. "They're a great team, but I think we're a great team also". With the Cleveland Cavaliers being dominated by the Golden State Warriors in the rubber match, there has been plenty of speculation regarding what the Cavs can do to win a title in 2018. Read More »

No date for delivery of upgraded engine, says Honda


McLaren's partnership with Honda has not worked so far and the team are now approaching a " fork in the road ", executive director Zak Brown said on Wednesday. "So if the calendar stays between 20 or 21, so this range that we know from the last couple of years, I will be happy to continue". "What we all want is to win", he said. Read More »

Skipper Smith disappointed after second washout

Cricket rules prohibit a return to the playing field if any rain at all is falling, a "you can play in the rain, but you can't start in it" rule. Adam Zampa had to wait until after the 34th over before getting on to bowl but picked up two wickets quickly before Mitchell Starc (4/29) ran through the tail with ruthless efficiency with the Tigers slumping to 182 all out. Read More »

Murray faces Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

Halep, who will play unseeded Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday on the same court, was smiling and looking relaxed as she watched the match between Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka . After this, I want to celebrate and then I want to recover for Sunday. He certainly did that against Murray, through their many lengthy and delightful exchanges and various ebbs and flows in which one player, then the other, appeared to be in control, only to cede it soon thereafter. Read More »

SA loss in Birmingham means showdown with India


The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side failed to have a dream start in the eight-team marquee tournament as they slumped to a huge 124-run defeat against title-holders India at the same venue on Sunday. On Sunday, the bowling of Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan provided two isolated bright spots on an otherwise bad day of defeat to fierce rivals India . Read More »

England, Bangladesh brace for tough trophy opener

In total, 715 runs were scored between 96 overs in what was a day to forget for bowlers from both teams. The match against Bangladesh will thus help Kohli to take a call on what could be his likely XI against Pakistan . South Africa, who are often labelled as chokers due to their poor record in ICC events, will also be looking for a fresh start. "We just recently beat New Zealand in Ireland", Mortaza told reporters at the Oval on Wednesday. Read More »

Smith denies tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss

Not again, the Warriors felt. In case you need a refresher, here's Gilbert's wrathful letter. "And it was another do-or-die game for us, and we had to leave it all out there". Irving bounced back from a rough Game 2 with 38 points, including a couple of dazzling layups where he juked around multiple Warriors . He probably should have been ejected as he was whistled for two technicals, but one of them was rescinded at some point. Read More »

Kohli makes place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

Out of all the world's greatest athletes , Serena Williams is the only woman who ranks among the world's highest paid. This list was released on Wednesday . Swiss tennis great Roger Federer ($64 million) and Golden State Warriors guard Kevin Durant ($60.6 million) rounded out the top five - just as they did previous year. Read More »

Cavs beat Warriors 137-116 in heated Game 4 of NBA Finals

The ninth career NBA Finals triple-double by James broke the all-time record he shared with Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson. The game delivered history - but not the type we expected. None of this was supposed to happen. The Cavaliers became the first finals team trailing 3-0 to force a fifth game since the 1996 Seattle SuperSonics. Read More »

'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final

Nadal on Sunday will meet third-seeded Stan Wawrinka , who knocked off world No. 1 Andy Murray in a five-set thriller, winning 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1. It could seem easy but it should not be forgotten that Thiem won in three sets against Novak Djokovic , finishing with a 6-0. To Murray's credit he was subjected to a more than four-hour barrage by third seed Wawrinka who threw the kitchen sink at his fellow three-times grand slam champion, and only in the fifth set when his ... Read More »

Golden State Warriors get past Cleveland Cavaliers again in NBA Finals

For most of the second half - at least until Kevin Durant hit a 3 from the top of the key with 40 seconds to give Golden State a 114-113 lead - it looked like the Cavaliers were going to escape with a win. First , the Cavaliers struggle when LeBron sits - he was +7 in Game 3, but in the 2:23 he sat they were -12. Cleveland had collapsed in the third quarter of the first two games, letting the Warriors run away and hide. Read More »

French Open suspended by rain, Bacsinszky and Ostapenko into semi-finals


The elation of the 19-year-old was clear as the feat of her achievement began to sank in, after a 4-6 6-2 6-2 win over the 11th seed in just under two hours on court. "At the end of the match I felt quite confident", said Ostapenko. "It was really tough to keep my concentration all day long". However, her lead was short lived as Bacsinszky unleashed powerful backhand shots to win the next three and lead 4-3 with a break up. Read More »

French Open finals: Nadal vs. Wawrinka, Halep vs. Ostapenko


Nadal withstood a shaky start before reeling off four games in succession to subdue Thiem , who was looking to be just the second Austrian finalist at a Slam after 1995 French Open victor Thomas Muster. It's enough. Nine is more than good. "Today is not the moment to think about (winning the 10th)". "He was very aggressive, and he never really let me install my game. Read More »

James not shocked by Warriors' power

The Cavs jumped off to a 19-6 lead in the first quarter before exploding for a Finals record quarter total of 49 points on Friday night. "I want to compete for championships every year, and so we'll see what happens". "I played against some great teams but I don't think no team has had this kind of firepower". "To find a way to win was an wonderful accomplishment and set us up for hopefully a great night Friday where we can back it up", Curry said. Read More »

Kane to captain England against Scotland


Lukaku's a fantastic player. "Obviously as strikers, it's always that kind of little battle". "I just want to get out on that pitch". "I was lucky enough to play in the game a couple of years ago when we won 3-1 and the game at Wembley was good as well, a convincing 3-0 win". Read More »

Rafa Nadal v Dominic Thiem - player profiles


The 32-year-old Wawrinka , who lost to Murray in last year's semifinals, is the oldest Roland Garros finalist since 1973. I had struggled in some of my matches during the event past year, but I played one of my best clay-court matches that day to get the win. Read More »

Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco


Mary Babers-Green, mother of Draymond Green, took to the internet during Game 4 of the Finals to assert (perhaps jokingly?) that the "officials were officially paid". So I knew I didn't have a technical foul. And nobody knows that better than Green. "Don't seem to be the sharpest people around. But they explained that the first one was on me". Read More »

Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader


Swanson reached on his hustle double, then dashed home on a single by pinch-hitter Rio Ruiz in the ninth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 3-2 Friday. Collins said the decision to call up Cespedes was based on "the fact he came out of the game fine with no issues" on Thursday. One of those games was in Atlanta on May 2, dropping his career mark against the Braves to 3-6 with a 4.76 ERA. Read More »

Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

Among the six teams vying for the oldest trophy in global sport in Bermuda this month, 26 crew members have competed in the Olympics, many winning medals in sailing and others in sports such as rowing and cycling. The challenger finals will be a trans-Tasman showdown between Outteridge and Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling. But Ainslie wants to win it for "Queen and country" and under the banner "Bring The Cup Home" set about mounting his own challenge, launching BAR with the aim of ... Read More »

Halep, Ostapenko to clash for French Open title


Paris: Simona Halep is targeting the world number one ranking in Saturday's French Open final but fast-rising Latvian upstart Jelena Ostapenko threatens to crash the Romanian's party as a first-time major champion will be crowned. After making 55 unforced errors throughout the match, a long return ended up being the final volley. Ostapenko fell in the first round on her main draw debut in Paris previous year but is one win away from becoming the first player since Gustavo ... Read More »

Wawrinka in French Open final after epic win over Murray


Murray battled grimly to avoid a love set but Wawrinka finished the match in the manner in which he had played it, with his 87th victor. However, Djokovic being the player he is was expected to make a comeback, to raise his game when it mattered most. Read More »

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for career points in NBA Finals


In some respects, leaving the Cavs to head out West could severely hurt James' chances to win more rings. The two superstars had words with each other during Game 4 of the NBA Finals after a controversial third-quarter play. One theory gaining tremendous steam is James will make a permanent move to Hollywood to join preferably the Los Angeles Lakers , with the Los Angeles Clippers serving as a fall back plan. Read More »

Nadal sets sights on 10th French Open title in Wawrinka duel


Wawrinka is coming off a clay title at the Geneva Open the week before play began in Paris . Yet serving for the set, Wawrinka, pumped with adrenalin, went for too much on his big baseline strikes, and some superb defence from Murray earned a break back: A hold and they were all square again, 5-5. Read More »