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Takuma Sato wins 101st Indianapolis 500

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In his apology, Frei referred to his tweet asa "stupid reference during an emotional week". Chris Perez of the New York Post noted Frei's tweet caused a firestorm of backlash before he deleted it and posted the subsequent apology. "It's our policy not to comment further on personnel issues." said publisher Mac Tully and editor Lee Ann Colacioppo in a statement on the Post's website. Read More »

Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix

Hamilton led every lap from pole, setting the fastest lap late in the race, finishing ahead of Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes claimed its first 1-2 finish of 2017. As a kid, I always thought if I can get to F1 I want to emulate Ayrton, so the fact that I've now reached him in that area, I honestly can't believe it. Read More »

Manchester United agree deal to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica

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Lindelof is in line to become the second centre-back signed by United manager Jose Mourinho following last year's £30 million capture of Ivory Coast worldwide Eric Bailly from Villarreal . No-one gets anything cheap from Europe because it's the Premier League. Sunderland midfielder Larsson believes that Sweden worldwide teammate Lindelof, who boasted the best passing stats of any defender in the Portuguese top flight this season, is good enough to make his mark at Old Trafford in the ... Read More »

Morata Set For Manchester United Medical This Week

Let us know in the comments section below. This certainly makes sense, with captain Wayne Rooney increasingly becoming a periphery figure at the club and the BBC reporting that United are unlikely to offer injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract. Read More »

Nadal out of Queen's to rest for Wimbledon

So it has been, I think, a flawless Roland Garros for me. "I had tough times a year ago so it's great to have big success again". "Today was a very important day for me". "That's the reality", said Nadal. "I am in a good position". But, at 31, it is clear Nadal could win at least another couple of titles - not that Toni is prepared to put a number on it. Read More »

Man Utd agree to sign Victor Lindelof

Lindelof is involved in Sweden's friendly worldwide against Norway on Tuesday night and if expected to fly straight to Manchester after the game, where he will undergo a medical before the official confirmation of his arrival comes from the Old Trafford club. Read More »

Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals

However, those odds increased to minus-200 after Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry & Co. ran roughshod over the Cavs en route a historic 16-1 run in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. While they did blast the Warriors with an impressive 120 points, there was no way their team could win with less than 10 bench points. It's kind of insane to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are. Read More »

500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

For months we speculated about how Jim Rutherford was going to handle Marc-Andre Fleury's no-movement clause for the expansion draft. For the Penguins, this answers one of the most glaring questions that surrounded their team throughout the entire 2016 offseason and 2016-17 season. Read More »

Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win

Through the seven rounds of the tournament, she hit an incredible 299 winners with youthful abandon. "At some points I was like a spectator on the court", Halep said. Back to his best on his favorite surface, Nadal has been the dominant player of the clay court season. So I'd love to see Jelena back this up, continue to play well. Read More »

Crosby cements legacy with consecutive Stanley Cup wins

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And now Rutherford, starting with the Kessel trade, has been able to find the right pieces to fit around Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and make history. "Not too shabby for a "D" corps that wasn't very good", Cole said , per Sam Werner of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Two championships in succession have put Pittsburgh's tally during the Crosby-Malkin era at three - one more than the team earned in the Lemieux-Jagr era. Read More »

Why the Penguins' back-to-back Cups are good for the National Hockey League

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He led the Final in scoring with one goal and six assists, including three in a 6-0 win in Game 5 that put the Penguins on the doorstep of another title. "I always say best organization, awesome team", Malkin said. Crosby became the sixth multiple victor of the Conn Smythe Trophy since it was first handed out in 1965 and the third to win it in consecutive seasons, joining Philadelphia's Bernie Parent (1974 and 1975) and Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux (1991 and 1992). Read More »

Sidney Crosby's hometown to get another taste of Stanley Cup

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After Guentzel's spectacular start to this season (21 goals in 33 AHL games) and his quick transition out of college a year ago, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Clark Donatelli was not surprised to see the University of Nebraska-Omaha alum prove he belonged with Pittsburgh . Read More »

Sidney Crosby's Penguins beat Predators 2-0 for Stanley Cup

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This Nashville Predators team backed into these playoffs and nobody expected them to make it past Chicago in the first round, but we swept the Blackhawks and suddenly we had a second wind headed to St. The call both denied Nashville a crucial 1-0 lead, and played an outcome in the result. Hornqvist used to play for the Predators but the team traded him to the Penguins in 2014, a front-office decision that last night came back to bite Nashville. Read More »

LeBron and co not about to give up on NBA Finals

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Kevin Durant had never won an NBA Finals road game. The Warriors thought they were carving out their place in history when they set a record with 73 wins last season. Simply said, they're just too much for any team in the league to handle. They became the first team to triumph after falling into a 3-1 finals deficit when they beat the Warriors in seven games a year ago. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo's representatives deny tax fraud allegations

The Real Madrid forward has been accused by Madrid's regional state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud relating to image rights payments. Ronaldo is the latest high-profile soccer player to run afoul of Spain's tax man. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was convicted of tax fraud for unpaid income from image rights past year, but he is not expected to serve prison time since it was his first offense. Read More »

Players aim to stay fresh ahead of US Open grind

Rory McIlroy looks on during a practice round prior to the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills . "My preparation for Majors has been a little different than in years past, maybe a few less trips around the golf course than I might have done previously", Scott said. Read More »

Kent State football player dies after workout

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The cause of death has not yet been determined. In a statement, the university said of the young man, "Tyler was from Kenton, Ohio, and planned to study marketing and entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration". The coroners office said it was too soon to determine a cause of death. Investigators are now in the process of collecting hospital records, gathering reports of any medical history, and interviewing any players who was with Heintz at the time he collapsed. Read More »

Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

Haskell, much like Laidlaw, was not selected in Gatland's original squad and, as such, was always going to have a hard time forcing his way into the Test side, while the fact that Haskell was to replace a player of the quality of Billy Vunipola did little to make his task any easier. Read More »

Claudio Ranieri set for Nantes job

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The Italian is due to bring four assistants with him, and despite a possible late bid from Crystal Palace , Ranieri has given his agreement in principle to join Les Canaris. The Italian already has experience of working in France having guided Monaco back to Ligue 1 in 2012/13 and then to second place behind Paris Saint-Germain the following season, yet he was still released. Read More »

Mbappe: Madrid wanted me when I was 14

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He's now an automatic selection for France's national squad and has drawn interest from Real Madrid , Arsenal and Liverpool - with mindboggling potential transfer fees of £100m-plus mooted continuously. "I'm not free. But we will see what happens". The Spanish club have been linked with an offer well in excess of £100 million. "As I always say, dreams are good but it's up to me to work for them". Read More »

Slow start not costly as Djokovic eases into last eight

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Nadal hit 31 errors and 23 unforced errors. Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki returned to the French Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, eliminating 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Meanwhile eighth seed Kei Nishikori looked in trouble against young Korean Chung Hyeon when rain stopped play on Saturday, but recovered to win in five sets. Read More »

Most-Watched NBA Finals Since 1998 Finish Strong

Newcomer Kevin Durant , who failed to win a championship with the Oklahoma City Thunder , had 39 points in the series-clinching game and was named the Finals MVP. But there's only one time in NBA history has the NBA Finals MVP award gone to a player from the losing squad - Jerry West claimed the award in the 1968-69 season, when his Lakers fell to the Boston Celtics in seven games. Read More »

The Golden State Warriors championship champagne celebration

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The Golden State Warriors clarified that they did not turn down the traditional #White House visit , contrary to earlier reports. Several media outlets, including CNBC and the New York Daily News , reported that the Warriors plan to skip the visit per a unanimous team vote. Read More »

Bairstow 'a chance' to replace Roy - Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan began the Champions Trophy by saying that Roy would not be dropped, but his stance has shifted after the opener's scores of 1, 17 and 4 in the group stage. "Every time he gets a chance, he's been in a great frame of mind and seems to take it all in his stride. We want to win this tournament". Farbrace said the manner of Roy's first two dismissals of the tournament, both times moving across his stumps in attempts to flick a fast bowler to the fine leg boundary, ... Read More »

Yankees Beat Orioles, 8-2

It forced eyes wide, left jaws slacked and pushed hands high into the air. The only good news for the Orioles about their 14-3 loss to the New York Yankees is that they won't have to face the Yankees - or see rookie slugger Aaron Judge - again until the first week in September. Read More »

Gatland: I hope we didn't disappoint our critics

We've got to remember the first Test is not the be-all and end-all. Gatland's side had been heavily criticised after a mediocre start to their 10-match tour, with an unconvincing 13-7 victory over the Provincial Barbarians and a 22-16 loss to the Auckland Blues on Wednesday. Read More »

Brewers make roster moves ahead of Tuesday doubleheader

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His sacrifice fly capped Milwaukee's three-run eighth. Cardinals 6, Brewers 0: Playing time in the St. Louis outfield has been hard to come by for Jose Martinez lately. "You take it", Counsell said. He also recorded his first major league hit with a single to left in the top of the fifth inning. "For me, not having too many at-bats, you've got to make something happen", he said. Read More »

Warriors enter next season as biggest favourite in sports history, per oddsmaker

The Cavaliers will be searching for answers in the off-season after being dethroned, the Warriors avenging last year's loss when they squandered a 3-1 finals lead. They easily have the best 2018 NBA Finals betting odds. "We were able to get them previous year, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen", James said . Read More »

LeBron Doesn't Think He's Ever Played On A Superteam

I don't believe in that", said James. "They assembled a great team". In nothing more than in odd coincidence, NBA superstar LeBron James seems to win NBA championships immediately after Alabama wins college football national champions. Read More »

Durant vindicates decision to join Warriors with Finals win

Kevin Durant scored 39 points on his way to winning his first Finals MVP. Just so you know, James is now 3-5 all-time in the NBA Finals following last night's defeat - not exactly dominant, but not too awful either. The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to regain the NBA Championship with a 4-1 series win. Hate it or love it, Kevin Durant is, at last , an National Basketball Association champion . Read More »

Warriors dethrone Cavaliers for second title in three years

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant gestures as he holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, . "I mean, come on, you got a bunch of guys who are talented and can shoot and pass and dribble, and they're unselfish", Kerr said. She said, "Look at me, boy look at me' and she bit her lip like this". Read More »

Rogue bat boy collides with Mets infielder, ruins play

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Mr. Met , the longtime mascot for the New York Mets , is apparently out of a job after the figure was caught giving an obscene gesture to fans toward the end of the Mets' 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on Wednesday. A witness close to the interaction told the New York Post that several fans forced the mascot to his "breaking point" by cursing at him and insulting his mother. Read More »