• Bryce Harper, Hunter Strickland trade punches in Washington Nationals' 3-0 win
Bryce Harper, Hunter Strickland trade punches in Washington Nationals' 3-0 win

Ventura had a history of beaning batters, and caught Machado with one the previous season. Harper pointed the bat toward Strickland, charged the mound and fired his batting helmet wide of the pitcher. 'And I'll take what consequences come with it. Giants manager Bruce Bochy framed it for everyone. Though it looked bad in live action, upon cl...

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  • Ortiz brothers in arms as Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes
Ortiz brothers in arms as Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes

Sentimental favorite Patch , a one-eyed horse , finished third in the field that was missing Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming and Preakness Stakes champion Cloud Computing . We were hoping he had enough when it came to crunch time. "This might be my Derby horse", Ortiz said at the time. "And we felt like with the five weeks in betwe...

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  • Catfish tosser says he was 'dumb redneck with a bad idea'
Catfish tosser says he was 'dumb redneck with a bad idea'

Nashville opened the scoring in the first period with a goal from Pontus Aberg, but its lead lasted for just under 4 minutes. The Penguins and Predators could have the same lineups for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, two nights after a freaky start to the series that few could have expected.

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  • Penguins on cusp of history after destroying Predators
Penguins on cusp of history after destroying Predators

The last time we checked, the Nashville Predators did not have a Sidney Crosby in their lineup. One more win gives the Penguins the franchise's fifth Stanley Cup , tying them with Edmonton for sixth all-time. Instead, rewind to the Predators' locker room after the team's Game 2 loss for the truest representation of this bubbling personal riva...

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  • Hainsey scores to make it 6-0 Penguins
Hainsey scores to make it 6-0 Penguins

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne watches from the bench during the second period in Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . Among the encouraging signs Sullivan saw was improved puck movement on their power play. Instead, he held the puck, waited for Ma...

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  • Preds Still Believe Going Into Game 6
Preds Still Believe Going Into Game 6

Moving forward would be back to Tennessee for Game 6 on Sunday night. Not Crosby , who said Subban "likes the attention" and "wants to make stuff up". Pittsburgh LW Jake Guentzel's second-period assist gave him 21 points, setting an National Hockey League record for rookies. The Penguins played nearly the ideal tactical game to take a 3-2 le...

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  • Predators will lean on Rinne tonight to force Game 7
Predators will lean on Rinne tonight to force Game 7

Nashville still is allowing just 2.19 goals per game, but the Predators are being stretched by the NHL's top scoring team. Their first of potentially two chances at building on their legacy comes in Game 6 against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday (8 p.m.

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  • Composure, calmness key to success in Proteas game: Kohli
Composure, calmness key to success in Proteas game: Kohli

South Africa and India have played two matches each, and both of them share two points with one victory and one defeat to their names. "Malinga has looked a tad off-colour in the first two games, but remember he is a champion performer who has won many games for his country", the former explosive opener said.

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  • South African coach praises the 'dangerous' Pakistan
South African coach praises the 'dangerous' Pakistan

We've just got to focus on playing good cricket and preparing well. But Morné Morkel, a long-standing South Africa teammate, said there was no doubting De Villiers's desire to win a major limited-overs trophy with the Proteas. When I got on the field, I said to myself this is really an opportunity for me to stand up and unfortunately it wasn't ...

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  • Warriors, Cavaliers arrive in the Bay Area for Game 5
Warriors, Cavaliers arrive in the Bay Area for Game 5

Not me. Talk all you want but I'm definitely going to bark back. Despite the 39 and 38 points of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving respectively, the Cavaliers failed to execute in Game 3 . No team has come as close as the Warriors are right now, leading the Cavaliers 3-0 in the Finals after advancing past the Blazers, Jazz and Spurs without ...

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  • Police release dash-cam footage of Tiger arrest
Police release dash-cam footage of Tiger arrest

Woods then tells the officer he doesn't remember what happened or being asleep in his auto when police approached. During the course of the field sobriety tests , Woods was slurring his words as he tried to answer questions from police, could barely stand up, and could not walk in straight line.

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  • Griezmann commits future to Atletico Madrid
Griezmann commits future to Atletico Madrid

The 26-year-old French worldwide was recently linked with a big money move to Manchester United . Atletico will be unable to sign any new players until 2018 after their transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for sport, and that decision, Griezmann said, played a key role in his own choice.

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  • Bangladesh suffer woeful warm-up for Champions Trophy opener
Bangladesh suffer woeful warm-up for Champions Trophy opener

However, their 2015 World Cup win, series wins against India , South Africa and Pakistan , and now, ahead of their first Champions Trophy in 10 years, the Asian minnows are finally getting the deserved respect. It was again the Pakistan team which had the last laugh. The cricketer scored 310 runs in the tournament. "Especially, the way th...

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  • Israel Folau crosses twice as Wallabies beat Fiji
Israel Folau crosses twice as Wallabies beat Fiji

Israel Folau and Henry Speight scored try doubles as Australia launched their worldwide season with a 37-14 win over Fiji in Melbourne on Saturday. Goneva sliced through the centre to give Fiji's fans something to cheer about in the 62nd minute, but Moore restored Australia's two-try advantage.

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  • Rain intervenes again - and this time Australia are on the wrong end
Rain intervenes again - and this time Australia are on the wrong end

Australia looked set to clinch an easy win, making 83 for 1 at the end of 16 overs in their chase of 183, but rain did not let that happen. "The groundsmen, they perhaps could have shown a bit more urgency being a big tournament". · The only previous Champions Trophy encounter between these sides came in Colombo in 2002, Australia winning that...

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  • Penguins one win from second straight Stanley Cup after thrashing Predators
Penguins one win from second straight Stanley Cup after thrashing Predators

Nor do they have an Evgeni Malkin or a Phil Kessel or even a Jake Guentzel . The Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins players started one of the ugliest incidents seen on the ice, with Crosby mashing a prone Subban's helmet into the ice for about five seconds before finally relenting.

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  • Stanley Cup Final: 3 things the potential repeat champion Penguins are not
Stanley Cup Final: 3 things the potential repeat champion Penguins are not

Crosby's eventful night included becoming the franchise's all-time leading scorer in the Stanley Cup Final, a two-minute roughing penalty for trying to dribble Nashville defenseman P.K. All four of Pittsburgh's Stanley Cups have been clinched on the road with Chicago the last team to win the Cup on home ice back in 2015. "If you've got a team tha...

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  • De Villiers excited about India clash
De Villiers excited about India clash

But on a personal note, he termed it a big win as Sri Lanka had endured shoddy performances and injury issues over the last few months. De Villiers made it clear that he was expecting Ashwin to play on Sunday considering there were three left-handers in South Africa's batting line-up.

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  • Gareth Southgate hails Kane's equaliser as 'huge moment' for England
Gareth Southgate hails Kane's equaliser as 'huge moment' for England

Fans needed a bit of patience before the sixth arrived courtesy of Julian Brandt, whose first worldwide goal came in the 72nd, and Wagner completed the rout with five minutes remaining. A wonderful character. Strange, but wonderful". " People pushed themselves to another level to get a result for this country". Scotland survived an earlier s...

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  • Champions Trophy: De Villiers to undergo fitness test ahead of India clash
Champions Trophy: De Villiers to undergo fitness test ahead of India clash

Pakistan's upset of South Africa had spiced up Group B - though the Birmingham rain kiboshed the chances of a genuine thriller - but it seemed going into this fixture at The Oval that the chances of Sri Lanka overturning their great bogey opponent, one of the favourites for the tournament, were only marginally higher than Jeremy Corbyn's Labour p...

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