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Kyrie Irving: Warriors' 'chatter' gave Cavs 'extra motivation' in Game 4

He scored his 9th Finals triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds , and 11 assists to pass Lakers great Magic Johnson on the all-time Finals triple-double list. Wellllll, the reality is that Durant, Thompson, and Curry are such incredible shooting talents that they simply don't really get that cold, and the odds of all of them being off are legitimately LONG. [Full Article...]

Twins pitcher Nik Turley finally gets chance at MLB debut

Twins pitcher Nik Turley finally gets chance at MLB debut After getting bypassed by the Giants, the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox, the 27-year-old left-hander, who was drafted with the third-to-last pick in the 50th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft (No. [Full Article...]

Retired LA Clippers' Paul Pierce Calls Kevin Durant the NBA's Best

Cleveland lost its collective mind in this one , especially in the first half, setting an National Basketball Association record with 86 points - yes, 86 - over the first two quarters. 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. [Full Article...]

Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

The home team has won every game in the series. One of those teams was the Ottawa Senators, losers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final by a 7-0 margin to the Penguins. Obviously, Rinne has to have another bounce-back performance on Sunday (and then figure out a way to win at Pittsburgh). The Predators are hardly blaming Rinne for their predicament. [Full Article...]

Ostapenko wins; Nadal vs. Wawrinka in final

Ostapenko beat Olympic champion Monica Puig, former finalist Sam Stosur, former number one Caroline Wozniacki and two-time semi-finalist Timea Bacsinszky on her way to the final. She conjured up three set points with a laser forehand down the line, forcing the match to a third set with another sweetly-struck victor. "I'm looking forward to Wimbledon because grass is one of my favorite surfaces... [Full Article...]

Things We Learned in Game 4

Heading into Friday night, they had stormed through the playoffs with 15 straight victories, 30 wins in 31 overall, and it was plausible for people to wonder if they could become the first team to go 16-0 in a postseason. "So even when you're playing well you got to play like A-plus-plus, because they're going to make runs, they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays". [Full Article...]

Defencemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

The Penguins, with a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, are a win away from raising the Cup for the second year in a row and the fifth time in team history. One lopsided, disheartening, anticlimactic game. That isn't how Predators coach Peter Laviolette saw it, with the game's biggest name at the centre of all the action but his team no worse for wear. [Full Article...]

Result, not performance, counted against Crusaders - Gatland

Result, not performance, counted against Crusaders - Gatland It's been challenging to all of us. "That has been challenging and we have had to stay tight within the group". There we chances for both teams as the second half wore on, North having to race back to pressure Crusaders wing George bridge as he chased a Jack Goodhue chip to the corner, while the Lions butchered a great chance to score when Watson broke free on the left, only to panic in pa... [Full Article...]

Jones hails England win as one of the best of his career

Jones hails England win as one of the best of his career The back-and-forth continued with two Argentinian tries in quick succession, from De la Fuente and Tuculet, but minutes after Sanchez missed a penalty , Ford added a try of his own before missing the conversion , leaving the match tied. [Full Article...]

Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question

Schultz's shot from the point went through the legs of Nashville forward Auston Wilson and goaltender Pekka Rinne . "I had a gesture with my hand and before I knew it the thing was flying across the ice". "He made a handful tonight that we needed, and we believe he'll do that". "We know we're no Kris Letangs back here", Schultz said. "Shortly after Game 4, we connected with P.K.'s team to dis... [Full Article...]

Vettel: Hamilton was the better man today

Vettel: Hamilton was the better man today Vettel's impressive lap of one minute and 12.572 seconds was enough to finish almost three tenths ahead of Raikkonen with Hamilton 0.354 sec off the pace. "For the Senna family to send me this... is the most special thing I have above and beyond all my trophies and everything". His championship rival Vettel won in Monte Carlo to reinforce his commanding lead but faces it being cut in the race ... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton romps to Ayrton Senna-equalling pole in Canada

Lewis Hamilton romps to Ayrton Senna-equalling pole in Canada After qualifying, Hamilton was presented with one of Senna's race-worn helmets - a gesture from the Brazilian driver's family that left him moved and momentarily stunned. "Of course we can't always be flawless but today I got as close as I could get". When asked if he was surprised by his gap to Hamilton and Vettel, he replied: "No". [Full Article...]

How Real Madrid celebrated their Champions League victory

How Real Madrid celebrated their Champions League victory From there the squad headed to the club's Santiago Bernabeu where a capacity 81,000 fans are expected for further celebrations, including a lights show and firework display. "This team believed from the start, and after a lot of hard work we reaped the benefits", Ramos told the crowd while wearing a fake crown on his head and a Spanish flag draped around his shoulders. [Full Article...]

UFC Auckland Results: Mark Hunt Finishes Derrick Lewis In The Fourth

UFC Auckland Results: Mark Hunt Finishes Derrick Lewis In The Fourth But soon Hunt began to surge again, forcing Lewis to become worn out and prompting Hunt to start digging to the body. With a possible five rounds ahead of them, Lewis and Hunt took a minute and a half to get acquainted with each other, then it was Hunt rushing Lewis, only to take two head kicks in return from his opponent. [Full Article...]

Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes

The victory gave trainer Todd Pletcher his third Belmont Stakes win. "They feel confident they can make the race tomorrow, but they're still going to monitor the horse ", he said of the Japanese team. Monmouth Park's $1 million, Grade 1 Betfair Haskell Invitational at a mile and a furlong on July 31 looms as a high dollar possible for both Tapwrit and Irish War Cry . [Full Article...]

Penguins pummel Preds 6-0 in Game 5 rout

Penguins pummel Preds 6-0 in Game 5 rout Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta grabs his nose after being hit there by a Nashville Predators' stick during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The first three teams to lose by that much, the Oilers, Ducks and Senators, all came back to win the next game. "He was doing some sort of UFC move on my foot", Crosby said. [Full Article...]

Liverpool sensationally pull out of Van Dijk transfer

Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, with many understandably delighted and others taking the time to laugh at their arch-rivals. Virgil van Dijk has posted a cryptic message on Twitter following the apparent collapse of his anticipated move to Liverpool . The 60-word statement included an apology to Southampton for a "misunderstanding" about Van ... [Full Article...]

Champs Real Madrid return home to heroes' welcome

Champs Real Madrid return home to heroes' welcome Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated firing Real Madrid to Champions League glory by sporting a daring new hairstyle and the Portugal captain has revealed his reason for doing so. It's hard to say this but, like I said, we need to keep doing what we are doing, enjoy what we are doing and we will see. "I want to thank all of you". [Full Article...]

May seen fighting for survival after election failure

THERESA MAY: I had wanted to achieve a larger majority, but that wasn't the result that we secured. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , riding a wave of acclaim for his party's unexpectedly strong showing, called on May to resign. The single reason Mrs May said she called the election was to strengthen her position in negotiating a good Brexit deal . But her party's huge lead in the opinion po... [Full Article...]

Stanley Cup Finals: Evgeni Malkin snipe gives Penguins 3-0 lead

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to take back the lead from the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final with Game 5 at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday night. Evgeni Malkin's goal just before the end of the first 20 minutes gives the Penguins a 3-0 lead. Juuse Saros replaced Rinne for the start of the second and promptly got scored upon. [Full Article...]


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