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Preds Leaning On Rinne To Force Penguins Back To Pittsburgh
- June 11, 2017

Rinne stopped 50 of 52 shots he faced back home in Games 3 and 4. That, more broadly, is how Murray describes his ability to cooly handle the spotlight - "just worry about doing my job and trying to give the team the best chance to win". (more...)
Andy Murray wary of Karen Khachanov test
- June 10, 2017

Although Murray was keen to talk up his performance in his second-round win over Martin Klizan, he surely knew he would have to significantly raise his level to stand a chance against Del Potro. Also winning through was Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco . However, that success is overshadowed by a bitter feud between compatriots Alize Cornet and Caroline Garcia who will clash for a place in the quarter-finals. (more...)
Chris Sale: 'My Guys Allowed Me To Suck Tonight' Chris Sale: 'My Guys Allowed Me To Suck Tonight'
- June 09, 2017

The team announced the injury as a sprained left wrist, but it is possible that an MRI could show worse damage. "This ballpark played extremely small here tonight, but Chris Sale gave us everything he had to get through five innings to get a win for himself and us", Red Sox manager John Farrell said. (more...)
Bartolo Colon: Snitker won't commit to Colon in rotation Bartolo Colon: Snitker won't commit to Colon in rotation
- June 08, 2017

A replacement for Colon in the starting rotation is expected to be announced in a couple of days, manager Brian Snitker said. He allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks with four strikeouts. Matt Wisler and Aaron Blair both have major league experience, and Sean Newcomb and Lucas Sims have pitched well, although Sims was touched up for six runs in five innings on Monday. (more...)
Hart top of Man Utd wishlist to replace De Gea Hart top of Man Utd wishlist to replace De Gea
- June 08, 2017

Forbes Media assistant managing editor Mike Ozanian said in a statement that United's revenue shows its powerful brand and marketing acumen. Leicester City made it onto the list of the first time after their shock Premier League win in the 2015-16 season. (more...)
Magic Johnson says 'Showtime' Lakers 'would probably sweep' these Warriors Magic Johnson says 'Showtime' Lakers 'would probably sweep' these Warriors
- June 08, 2017

That wasn't the case back then", Green said . A generation of fans were born on the back of Showtime taking the National Basketball Association by storm, with a fast-paced, free-wheeling style that teams simply couldn't compete against back in the day. (more...)
England seamer Chris Woakes doubtful for first two Tests against South Africa
- June 08, 2017

Just three days after conceding 319 for three against arch-rivals India in a crushing 124-run opening defeat by the title-holders at Edgbaston, Pakistan were a transformed side on their return to the Birmingham ground. Yet, concerningly, the left-arm fast bowler was unable to complete his full allocation of overs because of cramp, despite being repeatedly on and off the field on what was a cool day. (more...)
Coach Valverde leaves Athletic, will reportedly join Barca Coach Valverde leaves Athletic, will reportedly join Barca
- June 05, 2017

Valverde stepped down as Athletic Bilbao boss this week and had his farewell press conference with the Basque club on Wednesday. Valverde is believed to be the front-runner to replace Luis Enrique at the Nou Camp, with the Catalan giants set to reveal who their new coach is next Monday. (more...)
Dashcam video released from Tiger Woods arrest Dashcam video released from Tiger Woods arrest
- June 04, 2017

CNN reports that a video shows Woods' auto nearly halfway out of the right lane, protruding into a bike lane. He told police he had not been drinking but was taking three prescription medications, including the opioid painkiller Vicodin. (more...)
Tiger Woods 'found by police asleep at the wheel' Tiger Woods 'found by police asleep at the wheel'
- June 04, 2017

Tiger Woods was arrested in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence , according to online jail records. Woods told police he had not been drinking and a breathalyzer test showed he had this much alcohol in his system: 0.00. (more...)
Depth a key factor now for Ducks, Predators in West finals Depth a key factor now for Ducks, Predators in West finals
- June 02, 2017

Anaheim has proven they can win in Nashville . Forwards Rickard Rakell and Patrick Eaves did not make the trip to Tennessee to face the Nashville Predators , according to Ducks coach Randy Carlyle , and lower-body injuries will keep them from taking the ice for what could be Anaheim's final game of the season. (more...)
Washington's Bryce Harper gets suspension reduced 1 game Washington's Bryce Harper gets suspension reduced 1 game
- June 01, 2017

Harper originally received a four-game ban on Tuesday for his role in a fight with San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland. Harper, who escalated the confrontation by charging the mound, throwing his helmet in Strickland's direction and fighting him, was suspended for four games. (more...)
Player guide for Champions League holder Real Madrid Player guide for Champions League holder Real Madrid
- May 30, 2017

The striker knows that Juventus is a very tough team: "We know it's going to be a very hard game but we are Real Madrid and we have a good opportunity to win", the player said. "I've heard many times that the title was easy". And Diario Gol say that incident is fresh in his team-mate's minds, as they think he was selfish to put his team on the back foot by forcing them into a change so early in the game. (more...)
James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness
- May 29, 2017

The chatter about an NBA Finals' matchup of two teams with unblemished playoff records is gone, but the challenge from the Celtics has sharpened the focus of the defending champs. Lue chuckled before the game when he was asked if he planned to say anything to James following his sub-standard performance in Game 3. More germane to the present, the Cavs officially rebounded from their out-of-character Game 3 loss and their shaky first half in Game 4 with a game of vicious execution and ... (more...)
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery
- May 29, 2017

LeBron James , who scored 35 points on Thursday night in Game 5 as the Cavaliers finished off the Celtics , expressed his admiration for Thomas after the two stars embraced on the court. At the very moment where the clock ran out in that series, the person James was embracing was Durant - telling the then-Thunder star, his offseason workout partner at the time , how proud of him he was. (more...)
Results, winners, and news from Gustafsson vs. Teixeira Results, winners, and news from Gustafsson vs. Teixeira
- May 29, 2017

UFC officials announced the spoils following the event's conclusion. The UFC's long-time light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson finished the Brazilian Glover Texeira today with a brutal triple uppercut combo . "Do you want to marry me?" As for the fight, it was over pretty quickly in the fifth round as Gustafsson hit Teixeira with a devastating combination of uppercuts before the referee stopped the bout. (more...)
John Hammond Leaves Bucks For Magic John Hammond Leaves Bucks For Magic
- May 28, 2017

Hammond brings more than 35 years of coaching and administrative experience to Orlando , including the last nine seasons (2008-17) as general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks . His keen eye for talent and relentless drive to build one of the finest teams in the league has helped the Bucks become a championship-caliber organization on and off the court. (more...)
Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench
- May 27, 2017

The Warriors won 67 games in the regular season to the Cavs' 51, and while they owned a 36-5 regular season record at Oracle Arena, the Celtics have proven that they are beatable at home. The Warriors have shown their strength by blasting through the playoffs in the normally rugged West. Golden State has an average in-game win probability of almost 72 percent during the playoffs - the same as the Cavs, despite playing a tougher set of opponents than the Cavaliers . (more...)
Man United wins Europa League title
- May 27, 2017

Herrera dedicated the trophy to the victims of the attack on the Manchester Arena. "So I am so pleased he finally gets a European trophy". Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? "I don't know. Jose Mourinho makes history in this win He made two consecutive Champions League and Europa League unbeaten titles as the first coach. "We did that very well from the first minute and we totally deserve the trophy". (more...)
National Football League relaxes rules on celebrations - but no twerking allowed National Football League relaxes rules on celebrations - but no twerking allowed
- May 27, 2017

Some coaches and executives have expressed concern that the reduced overtime would lead to more ties, but the league's competition committee felt there wouldn't be a significant uptick in ties. The NFL took steps on Tuesday to change the perception that its initials stand for " No Fun League ", as the 32 team owners agreed to relax restrictions on how its players can celebrate touchdowns during a meeting in Chicago . (more...)
Beckham, Vernon skip Giants' OTAs Beckham, Vernon skip Giants' OTAs
- May 26, 2017

The team did not say whether Vernon missed all four, but the veteran who signed an $85 million contract in the off-season a year ago wasn't there Thursday, the only day workouts were open to the media. However, general manager Jerry Reese talked to him after last season and told him he had to mature. "I wake up every single day trying to make a positive impact in any room that I step into and you guys are around me every single day, so you know the type of person that I am and that is not ... (more...)
Jose Mourinho celebrates with son after Europa League win
- May 26, 2017

It came two days after the terrorist attack that killed 22 people, some children, and injured scores more. "It would be great to close the circle and say we are a club that has won every single competition in the football world". This is a club which for a quarter of a century went about sweeping practically everyone aside to win nearly every trophy possible, but they have done just about everything but win since Sir Alex Ferguson hung up his stopwatch. (more...)
Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics
- May 25, 2017

The 93 points produced together by Irving, James and Love are the most they have amassed as a group and the second highest for a trio in team playoff history. In the second half, they shot 27 of 38 (71.1 percent) from the field. So they had to kind of reshape, and that's the beauty of having Brad Stevens as your coach. (more...)
National Football League relaxing penalties for on-field celebrations
- May 24, 2017

NFL Owners approved a change to the league's overtime policy, voting to reduce it from 15 minutes to 10 minutes at the NFL Spring Meetings in Chicago. The result could be more games ending in ties. This has its advantages, though it will make the job more hard for general managers, head coaches and pro personnel departments, as well as fans trying to predict their team's roster. (more...)
Emotional Zabaleta proud of ´wonderful nine years´ at Manchester City Emotional Zabaleta proud of ´wonderful nine years´ at Manchester City
- May 23, 2017

Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City is thrown into the air by his Manchester City team mates after the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at Etihad Stadium on May 16, 2017 in Manchester, England. I want to make the right decision for myself, for my family and for the club. Club sources have told ESPN FC that there is a strong chance that the Ivorian midfielder, whose current contract runs out at the end of the season, will be offered a new deal. (more...)
EPL: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool book ticket to UEFA Champions League play-off stage EPL: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool book ticket to UEFA Champions League play-off stage
- May 23, 2017

Boro forward Patrick Bamford managed to get goal side of Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, and Lovren, who was the last man at the back, hauled down the striker. What happened in January we all know - I'm not sure if agree why but we had injuries and too many games then. For me, it's the best competition and Liverpool needs to be there consistently, all the time , and I love the perspective. (more...)
Should Burnley turn to Middlesbrough defender if they lose star player?
- May 23, 2017

West Ham spoilt their end-of-season party slightly by winning 2-1 at Turf Moor on the final day but gloss could not really be taken off the club's highest league placing (16th) since 1975. Six months later, he joined Burnley on a permanent transfer. We're learning. We're looking at what we can do next, how can we improve it, how can we stick to what we do, roughly, but mould it and add to it. (more...)
Man Utd starlet Angel Gomes grateful for 'amazing' debut Man Utd starlet Angel Gomes grateful for 'amazing' debut
- May 23, 2017

Another youngster, Kane Wilson, remained on the bench for West Brom as Tony Pulis joined Mourinho in giving his talented youngsters a taste of the match-day experience. " I felt the players made it easy for me really ". Before coming on, I was speaking to Michael Carrick about how to get into the pockets and stuff and he helped me out a lot when I came on . (more...)
Howard shakes off rust to lead fourth Indianapolis 500 practice Howard shakes off rust to lead fourth Indianapolis 500 practice
- May 22, 2017

Then reality set in when four of the last five drivers went even faster. The audible gasps from the crowd said everything as Scott Dixon clicked off his four laps in Indianapolis 500 qualifying Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All times will be erased for Sunday's nine-car pole shootout. There are always willing drivers around the speedway in May, and one intriguing name could be Stefan Wilson, who got out of his Andretti Autosport auto so Alonso could race. (more...)
London Sevens: Scotland beat England to seal second ever title London Sevens: Scotland beat England to seal second ever title
- May 22, 2017

With England successfully progressing as one of the top eight teams, the battle for second place has not emerged and they will be declared the official runners-up to South Africa in the 2016/2-17 World Series. All Blacks Sevens coach Scott Waldrom said the team are still disappointed with their 26-5 loss to South Africa in the semi-finals last week. The Americans added a consolation try with no time remaining. (more...)
Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman
- May 22, 2017

Atlanta Braves' Matt Adams takes the field for a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Atlanta, Sunday, May 21, 2017. But I can't thank the Cardinals enough for the opportunities they gave me and the trust they had in me. "Third base, first base and he'll likely be assigned to Peoria", said Mozeliak. When you think of moving Carp to first, the dynamics of plate appearances (for Adams) changed quickly. (more...)
Arsene Wenger desperate to snatch Champions League berth
- May 20, 2017

But Wenger insists just because a player forged a career at Arsenal does not mean the club owe them a coaching role after retirement. Reports suggest Wenger is planning to stay and if that is the case the 67-year-old could do with boosting his plunging approval ratings by somehow gate-crashing the Champions League party. (more...)
Capsule preview of the Cavaliers-Celtics conference finals
- May 17, 2017

Cleveland - who have not dropped a game in the playoffs - got the better of Boston over the course of the regular season, winning 3-1 over four games. Otto Porter added 20 points. The Wizards won that game at home by a single point on a game-winner from John Wall . Because of how bad Washington's bench was, Scott Brooks didn't give John Wall and Bradley Beal much of a break at all. (more...)
Rory McIlroy says tests show no new injury to his back Rory McIlroy says tests show no new injury to his back
- May 16, 2017

McIlroy, who will have an MRI scan on Monday after suffering a recurrence of the back problem which ruled him out for seven weeks earlier this season, made the ideal start with a birdie on the first. The player spent nearly five hours hitting balls on the range that day. The back has been the most common area of injury for players, from Tiger Woods' re-aggravated back injury to Dustin Johnson's fall at the Masters. (more...)
Mourinho: Europa League final to take precedence over Premiership games
- May 16, 2017

There had been suggestions Mourinho would restore David de Gea for the showpiece in Stockholm in what is a huge game for United, with a third trophy of the season and a place in the Champions League group stages at stake. When asked if the result of the 24 May final in Stockholm would determine whether United's season was a success or failure, he said the media "have the right to say it and it makes sense to say it, but I don't feel like that". (more...)