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Grace under pressure: Penguins goalie Matt Murray cool the on playoff stage

More than a third of Pittsburgh's game-winning playoff goals this spring have come from the 22-year-old's stick. Until the three-goal eruption, the Penguins were struggling some on offense - outshot 32-19 at that point - though not as much as in Game 1 when they overcame a 37-minute shot drought. [Full Article...]

To Win Champions League at Home, a Great Feeling: Welshman Bale

Modric praised the quality of the team after clinching the trophy and claimed that Los Merengues can continue winning titles if they keep working as hard as they have. The biggest applauses were for Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo , who waved a Portuguese flag as he walked out in the spotlight toward his teammates waiting on a makeshift stage in the center of the pitch. [Full Article...]

Ben & Gay: Can the Cavs Steal a Game Against the Warriors?

Wrestling legend Ric Flair, NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, comedian Frank Caliendo, singer Usher, TNT basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, golfer Bubba Watson, Browns cornerback Joe Haden and Browns safety Jabrill Peppers were in the crowd for Game 3 at The Q on June 7. [Full Article...]

New Zealand Maori pick powerful squad to face British Lions

New Zealand Maori pick powerful squad to face British Lions Fullback Jordie Barrett, flyhalf Beauden Barrett and lock Scott Barrett became the first trio of brothers to be named in an All Blacks squad . Hansen said he had no reservations about selecting Hurricanes' 20-year-old Jordie. Hansen, perhaps preferring to stick with players proven at test level, has also selected prop Charlie Faumuina and fly-half Aaron Cruden despite both having signed wit... [Full Article...]

Rhys Webb says Lions must stop Sonny Bill Williams

The loss followed a stuttering 13-7 victory in the tourists opener against a Provincial Barbarians team composed of semi-professional and amateur players in Whangarei last Saturday, and both Gatland and the side have been heavily criticised for that performance. [Full Article...]

Big games like these' - Andrew Fifita on NSW dominant win over Maroons

Big games like these' - Andrew Fifita on NSW dominant win over Maroons The format sees club-mates regularly step over the line against one another as tempers flare in Australia's biggest grudge-match. Daly has endured several false dawns as Queensland rumbled along to claim 10 of the last 11 Origin series . [Full Article...]

Red Sox place Eduardo Rodriguez on 10-day DL

Here's how it all went down. "Winning those first two games and trying to take a shot at those two guys", Showalter said, "it's a challenge". Meanwhile, the offense didn't put up a big number against Dylan Bundy but they still had a somewhat successful day against the best starter in Baltimore's rotation. [Full Article...]

Google Maps renames Margaret Court Arena

Google Maps renames Margaret Court Arena It appears someone has found a way to feed Google Maps the name change. A spokesperson for Google told the ABC that the organisation's use of "a wide range of sources, including third-party providers, public sources, and user contributions" makes their maps all-encompassing. [Full Article...]

Bowlers give India strong chance to defend CT title: Laxman

Bowlers give India strong chance to defend CT title: Laxman England have endured plenty of limited-overs anguish in major tournaments over the years but they have a golden opportunity to claim a first ICC Champions Trophy on home soil. India will play their next two matches at The Oval in London , against the Lankans on June 8 and then South Africa on June 11. However, Azhar's undoubted class and calmness have earned him a recall in Pakistan's ... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly retires after 18 seasons

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly retires after 18 seasons During those 18 seasons, Stoops compiled a 190-48 record, making him the school's all-time winningest coach. He won more games during the first 18 years as a head coach than any other coach in the game's history, according to a press release from the university's athletic department. [Full Article...]

Farmer Shines Again For Tigers In 4-0 Win Over Angels

Farmer Shines Again For Tigers In 4-0 Win Over Angels During Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Angels , however, Detroit's Ian Kinsler made the opposite mistake: He was so convinced that he had just taken strike three from Yusmeiro Petit that he immediately started walking back to the dugout. "It's been insane, it's been wild", Ramirez said. Detroit has won 5 of 6. "But I'm enjoying it right now". It was the 55th game of 2017 for Upton, who, shoul... [Full Article...]

England reaches Champions Trophy Semis

Both teams have a point apiece in the one-day global tournament after they were each well beaten by England , while their respective matches with Australia ended in rain-induced no results . Now the right-arm fast bowler Steven Finn has joined England Squad after Chris Woakes was ruled out of rest of the tournament due to injury. " England bowled very, very well", said Williamson, who was... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy 2017 - Upul Tharanga , Sri Lanka Captain Suspended

Sri Lanka were cruising along at 116 for two when Tahir was introduced to the attack in the 18th over and South Africa immediately got a firm grip on the game. What were your highlights from South Africa's win? After the ideal start Sri Lanka lost their way dramatically. South Africa captain AB de Villiers was hit for a minor over rate offence in the pre-tournament bilateral series ... [Full Article...]

Here's a do-and-don't list to mascots, from a former mascot

Here's a do-and-don't list to mascots, from a former mascot Eric Sogard lofted a popup and Flores gave frantic chase along the railing of Milwaukee's third base dugout. A bat boy carrying a metal stool tried to dodge past, but nicked Flores' arm. Players like Travis Shaw and Eugenio Suarez might have seemed like intriguing trade options heading into the season, but with both the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds playing surprisingly well and with ... [Full Article...]

England eye Australia after making short work of New Zealand

Victory saw England , who beat Bangladesh by eight wickets at the Oval in their Group A opener, into the last four of a tournament featuring the world s top eight one-day global teams regardless of the result of their last pool fixture against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Man U rediscovers aura, winning mentality under Mourinho

Man U rediscovers aura, winning mentality under Mourinho And for English clubs, it was all about the Premier League and its vast riches on offer. "We got the objective, we are back in the Champions League by winning a title, an important title". "In a bad season, in a season where sometimes I felt that my team was the worst team in the world, where I felt sometimes I was the worst manager in the world, we manage to win three trophies", Mourinho said, ... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy 2nd Match: Rain spoils New Zealand and Australia's epic showdown

Rain played spoilsport in what was shaping up be an enthralling encounter, forcing the Group A Champions Trophy match between Australia and New Zealand to be abandoned here on Friday. But I probably would have preferred to be in New Zealand's position when we came off at the end there. After winning the toss, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said, "We are going to bat". [Full Article...]

Mladenovic packs off Muguruza; Nadal through

Mladenovic packs off Muguruza; Nadal through Muguruza, who was seeded No 4 in Paris , beat Serena Williams in the French Open final previous year. This is the first time that the 13th-seeded Mladenovic has reached the quarterfinals at her home Grand Slam. Bacsinszky is obviously the more experience player in these type of matches and has had to work less to get to this point. After losing her crown on her 33rd unforced error , she wa... [Full Article...]

Australia endures second Champions Trophy washout

Rain meant the match was stopped at 6:43 p.m. and finally abandoned around two and a half hours later. Twenty overs needed to be bowled for a result to stand under the Duckworth/Lewis system and Australia would have been well ahead of the 48 runs required, for the loss of one wicket, under a rain-affected target. [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo retains status as world's highest-paid athlete

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi , who was No. 2 previous year, was third on the list, with calculated earnings of $80m ($53m in salary/winnings, $27m in endorsements). With the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor potentially happening sometime in the near future, next year's list could have both Mayweather and McGregor at the top. [Full Article...]


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