• Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win
Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win

The Pekka Rinne we all watched stop 38 of 41 shots against the Anaheim Ducks in the series clinching win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final hasn't been seen in over a week in a half. Laviolette is famously secretive, of course, so it might mean nothing. "It's always fun to score", Malkin said of the outburst. The Predators and Pittsbu...

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  • Cavaliers were motivated for Game 4 by Warriors' celebration plans
Cavaliers were motivated for Game 4 by Warriors' celebration plans

James said his mom didn't want him to leave the Miami Heat for the Cavs because of the letter Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert wrote to fans the night James bolted for the Heat in 2010. Perhaps most importantly, he blocked Andre Iguodala's layup late in the 4th quarter of Game 7 to preserve a tie. Irving's numbers are better at home, and he s...

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  • Champions Trophy: Amla, Tahir lead South Africa past Sri Lanka
Champions Trophy: Amla, Tahir lead South Africa past Sri Lanka

Opting to bowl first, Sri Lanka adapted well to the conditions, restricting South Africa to only six fours and one six in the first 20 overs. Tahir and paceman Chris Morris (2/32) were the best performers. "It was close to ten out of ten", said De Villiers . "He has another four or five days to get ready for the next game, so maybe he'll be fi...

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  • America's Cup: New Zealand hold final lead after Swedish skipper goes overboard
America's Cup: New Zealand hold final lead after Swedish skipper goes overboard

Racing in 19 to 22 knots and choppy seas, the pre-start was a much different scene as Barker and Outteridge aggressively manoeuvred the Americas Cup Class boats before the advantage went to Barker with a well-timed start. the bow goes down. Burling said he had done the same thing during practices in the past. "The "grindfest", its very demandin...

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  • Addison Russell 'Here to Stay' as He Returns to Wrigley Field
Addison Russell 'Here to Stay' as He Returns to Wrigley Field

The posts have since been deleted. While Russell has not addressed the accusations against him, Norris did, declaring, "The comments made by my ex-fiancee could not be further from the truth". Russell was not in the Cubs' starting lineup Friday but said he was available off the bench. "Right now this is an allegation, by a third party, on socia...

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  • Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky
Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky

World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in Paris . Ostapenko, who turns 20 on Thursday, persevered through two rain delays and hit 38 winners, compared to just six for Wozniacki . "When I came here, I didn't expect that I'm going to be in the semis, but I was playing better and better every match". "We had all the seasons rolled i...

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  • Andy Murray credits 'simple drills' for turnaround in form
Andy Murray credits 'simple drills' for turnaround in form

The No. 1-seeded Murray, a three-time major champion and last year's runner-up at Roland Garros , and No. 3 Wawrinka, whose own trio of Grand Slam trophies includes the 2015 French Open , moved into the quarters with ho-hum, straight-set victories.

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  • Unseeded Latvian teen Jelena Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French Open
Unseeded Latvian teen Jelena Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French Open

Ostapenko powered her way to a 7-6 (7/4) 3-6 6-3 victory to make history as the first Latvian grand slam finalist and the youngest at any grand slam since Caroline Wozniacki in NY eight years ago. Halep's hopes of reaching a second French Open final, having lost to Maria Sharapova in 2014, looked over when she trailed by a set and 5-1 in her...

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  • Real Madrid can 'get even better', warns Gareth Bale
Real Madrid can 'get even better', warns Gareth Bale

Particularly after the world player of the year ensured Madrid pulled off one of football's hardest feats, becoming the first team to successfully defend their Champions League title. The 29-year-old defender is under contract with Real until 2019, however he's expected to leave the club this summer to join Sporting CP on a season-long loan.

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  • Ben Stokes century knocks Australia out of Champions Trophy
Ben Stokes century knocks Australia out of Champions Trophy

England have already qualified for the semifinals from Group I and their win today will result in Australia's elimination. This edition features former champions South Africa, who won the inaugural edition in 98', New Zealand in 99', Sri Lanka (co-champions in 01' along with India) and 2-time champions Australia in 06' and 09'.2004 champio...

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  • Halep, Ostapenko to battle it out for French Open title
Halep, Ostapenko to battle it out for French Open title

The Romanian is in it to win it. "I think she's very special". "I don't know what to expect from her". "I really like competing in this tournament, but it was not easy as we had to go to the locker room twice for rain delays". She said: "It's a big challenge, a big chance". I think it was a battle. The first women's semifinal match at the French ...

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  • After warm-up wins, India ready to defend Champions Trophy title
After warm-up wins, India ready to defend Champions Trophy title

On the other hand, Bangladesh lost a high-scoring encounter against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Saturday by two wickets. With AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla in the side, one can not rule them out from reaching the knock-out stages.

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  • Injured Chris Woakes ruled out of tournament
Injured Chris Woakes ruled out of tournament

The 28-year-old posted bowling figures of 0-35, having contributed three runs in the seven-wicket defeat to the Proteas. Alex Hales scored 95 while England captain Eoin Morgan hit 75 not out to help Root take England home in the first match of the tournament.

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  • Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid stay
Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid stay

The club also appeared to reference the case of neighbours Real, with the recently crowned Spanish champions able to sign players once again this summer after serving their reduced ban during the January transfer window. Rumors suggested that United was willing to pay the reported €100 million transfer bid, leaving the final decision up to Griezman...

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  • Man Utd's bid for Real forward Morata rejected
Man Utd's bid for Real forward Morata rejected

All these will depend on Jose Mourinho and his tactics. United were initially interested in Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann but have since turned their attention to a traditional number nine rather than one who plays a slightly deeper-lying role like the France global.

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  • Thiem stuns Djokovic, sets date with Nadal in French Open semis
Thiem stuns Djokovic, sets date with Nadal in French Open semis

I am maybe exhausted but I have one day off. Up next for the Spaniard in his quest for a 10th title in Paris , is a matchup with fellow countryman Pablo Carreno Busta on Tuesday. "She just played well. Her confidence has gone up", said Muguruza. "He deserved to win, he was definitely the better player today". While his first two rounds in Par...

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  • Eoin Morgan praises England's bowlers as hosts reach Champions Trophy semi-final
Eoin Morgan praises England's bowlers as hosts reach Champions Trophy semi-final

Kane Williamson narrowly avoided suspension for a slow over-rate but was fined 40 percent of his match fee after officials ruled New Zealand were two overs short of the target. Taylor, without being at his fluent best, offered sound support in a stand of 95. However, the opportunity to dump the Aussies will be irresistible for England captain...

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  • Predators on brink as Rinne struggles in Pitt
Predators on brink as Rinne struggles in Pitt

It was the fifth 6-goal beating in Cup Final history, meaning the game tied for the seventh-biggest blowout on record in this round. But it wasn't just his fine play that helped the Penguins destroy Nashville by a final of 6-0. "It's a big game". It was a familiar showing for Rinne. Kessel, who had gone six games without scoring, broke out wi...

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  • Penguins crush Predators to take 3-2 series lead
Penguins crush Predators to take 3-2 series lead

Hockey fans are paying record prices on the secondary market to see the Nashville Predators try to stave off elimination at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final on Sunday, according to data from SeatGeek.

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  • Rashid bowls Afghanistan to ODI victory over Windies
Rashid bowls Afghanistan to ODI victory over Windies

The Afghanistan national cricket team managed to secure its first victory in the One Day International (ODI) series between the two countries after whitewashed in Twenty20 International series. Ahmadi never really dominated the bowling though, and when he eventually departed in the 37th over with the score at 131 for five, Afghanistan were desp...

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