• Penguins defeat Predators, defend Stanley Cup title
Penguins defeat Predators, defend Stanley Cup title

The Penguins capped their 50th season in the NHL's centennial year with the third championship for Crosby and a handful of teammates from the 2009 title team, surpassing the two won by the Penguins teams led by current owner Mario Lemieux in the 1990s.

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  • Ton-up Shakib and Mahmudullah stun New Zealand
Ton-up Shakib and Mahmudullah stun New Zealand

Both the players reached their respective half centuries and suddenly, one realised that Bangladesh had a chance to beat New Zealand and stay in contention for the semifinals. We still had many overs to play. 265 for eight still represented a stiff ask for the Tigers, who struggled against the New Zealand pace attack on a wicket that offere...

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  • Manchester United's Mourinho deserves 'The Special One' name: Pogba
Manchester United's Mourinho deserves 'The Special One' name: Pogba

Herrera, 27, enjoyed an impressive season under Mourinho with his creativity in the heart of midfield helping United win the EFL Cup and the Europa League. That was special. He won three trophies in his first year, that's special as well. "He deserves his name". Of course, this isn't the first time United have been linked for a move for a Re...

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  • Harry Kane proud of scoring key goal for England while being captain
Harry Kane proud of scoring key goal for England while being captain

While Scotland manager Gordon Strachan hailed Leigh Griffiths' two free-kicks as the "best-ever" scored by his country, there is no doubt Hart could have done better, certainly with the second goal when he again showed the mental fragility that frequently affects him.

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  • Penguins down Predators to retain Stanley Cup
Penguins down Predators to retain Stanley Cup

After selling out each regular-season home game, Nashville's fans not only packed the arena in the postseason, they attempted to blow the roof off of the building with their constant full-throated yelling beginning even before the opening faceoff.

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  • Penguins strike late to repeat as Stanley Cup champs
Penguins strike late to repeat as Stanley Cup champs

The 22-year-old Nebraska-born forward raised in Minnesota had 13 goals and eight assists in the postseason to tie for the National Hockey League record for playoff points by a rookie. "He's just such a terrific person and has such an appetite to win, and I think it's really contagious amongst our group". "I had to say that's one of the most spe...

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  • French Open at a glance: Kerber loses, Kvitova wins
French Open at a glance: Kerber loses, Kvitova wins

Roland Garros served up joy and dissapointment on the women's side of the draw as Petra Kvitova made a winning return to the game, while Angelique Kerber suffered a shock defeat. In the last game, Kerber held seven break points but Makarova fought off each one despite, she said, “fighting with my emotion.”. I have the best memories which I can ...

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  • Did Comey's testimony support an obstruction of justice charge?
Did Comey's testimony support an obstruction of justice charge?

But he said he believed Trump was ordering him to cease an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian officials. "Those were lies, plain and simple", Comey said. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions did have a third, undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to...

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  • Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House
Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

The family have said Mrs Trump her son had remained in the family's Trump Tower apartment after the inauguration to allow Barron to finish the school year uninterrupted. Mr Trump has four older children - Don Jr, Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany - among his two ex-wives. Arguably, her biggest public outing came last month when she and Trump visit...

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  • Lions captain Warburton casts doubt over role in opening All Blacks Test
Lions captain Warburton casts doubt over role in opening All Blacks Test

They struggled in the scrums against the All Blacks-laden pack, but that was an area where the Crusaders were frequently penalised, and Peter O'Mahony and Alun Wyn Jones ensured the Lions functioned better at the lineouts. Wales captain Sam Warburton . "I thought the most pleasing thing was keeping them down to three points, our discipline w...

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  • Kyle Busch turns fastest lap at Pocono for 2nd straight pole
Kyle Busch turns fastest lap at Pocono for 2nd straight pole

He's the first black driver in a Cup race since 2006. Kyle Busch is on the pole for NASCAR's Axalta Pocono 400 , and Danica Patrick is catching some heat from the stock vehicle fans. Ribbs and Lester. That being said, I'm probably not going to top load any of my lineups with three guys starting neat the front. That's common sense.

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  • Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to reach final
Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to reach final

Suddenly, Halep had to defend, something she does with poise and grace, but Pliskova had recovered her forehand and it made all the difference as she cracked a victor to seal the second set. I think I have the game. And to put it into context, 50 winners is enough to win two full sets (and the first two points of a third). The third seed, who won i...

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  • Nadal molds 10th title on Paris clay
Nadal molds 10th title on Paris clay

Not only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era with all matches being best-of-five-sets. Nadal was feted post-match with a video documenting his 10 victories in Paris . But a five-set semifinal win Friday over No...

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  • Penguins make it back-to-back
Penguins make it back-to-back

And for that, the Penguins mostly have Sidney Crosby to thank. With 1:05 gone in the second period, a Filip Forsberg rebound trickled behind goalie Matt Murray and settled in the crease of a yawning Penguins net. Coming off a 24-save performance in a 6-0 win in Game 5 on Thursday, the 23-year-old closed the Final with a shutout string t...

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  • Jones to lead the Lions
Jones to lead the Lions

It's the Lions first loss in the 10-match series after just scraping past the Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei just four days ago. He held to that course Thursday in selecting his squad to take on a Crusaders team which is unbeaten in 14 Super Rugby matches this season and will be the toughest opponent the Lions will have faced on...

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  • Andrew Robertson still believes Scotland can make the World Cup
Andrew Robertson still believes Scotland can make the World Cup

If things to do take a turn for the worse always be ready for that. Never drop your heads. "We managed to stay calm", he said. I knew if I got it round the wall it was in. "I think we had a four versus two [before Kane's goal] and we could have killed the game off". Joe Hart think that England wouldn't have been able to keep out Leigh Grif...

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  • Africa to enter Champions Trophy semis
Africa to enter Champions Trophy semis

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, who finished with an economy rate of 3.06 and 3.50 respectively, set the tone early by bowling to a definite plan, with an nearly unerring accuracy. After losing Amla, South Africa's run-rate picked up slightly with Faf du Plessis and de Kock running well between the wickets. In boxing terms, this could be refe...

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  • Zaza won't be suspended after his Game 5 swipe
Zaza won't be suspended after his Game 5 swipe

This year they have already been there once and survived it. They can switch almost everything defensively and the offense has more pace and space. Cleveland wears this ability to play its best basketball with absolutely no room for error like a badge of honour, but they don't necessarily enjoy it.

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  • Fiery Latvian sets record in Roland Garros victory
Fiery Latvian sets record in Roland Garros victory

Same with Petra Kvitova, a two-time victor at the All England Club, who just began her comeback from a knife attack. "I still can not believe I won Roland Garros , as a child I was watching players playing here and now to be here and win this title I feel wonderful".

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  • Warriors' Draymond Green will be on the court for this Game 5
Warriors' Draymond Green will be on the court for this Game 5

But in Game 4, which the Cavaliers won handily, it wasn't even close. "We're a resilient group, resilient team", said Kevin Love , who made 6 of 8 3-pointers and scored 23 points. "That's nothing strategic, that's more competitive-wise". "Talking trash, being physical, whatever you got to do to get that edge, you got to do it".

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