by | June 01, 2017 | 00:44

In the opening round against Columbus, they faced a gang of aggressive forecheckers who looked like they just had been released from a cage. His fourth game-winning goal of the playoffs, coming Monday against Nashville in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final , equalled an National Hockey League rookie record and pushed the Penguins closer to a second straight crown.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:42

A ruling on Strickland's appeal of his six-game suspension has not yet been made. Harper reportedly will begin serving his suspension Wednesday night when the Nationals again face the Giants, making him eligible to return Sunday when Washington wraps up a three-game series against the Athletics in Oakland.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:37

As many have already noted, the quality of hockey between the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks as they exchange proverbial haymakers in their Western Conference Final has been top class. "Peter is such a great motivator", Fiddler said. And then the game started and the Ducks lost their starting goalie after the first period. After posting two multipoint games in Anaheim to open the series , Johansen went scoreless in the Predators' two home games against the Ducks.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:37

James, who has reportedly owned the house since 2015, is now preparing to play his seventh straight NBA Finals . James said he's not his "normal energetic self". Games 1 and 2 are in Oakland , Calif. LeBron James is dealing with a distraction to deal with a day before the beginning of the National Basketball Association finals.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:36

In 2015, the Warriors shocked the NBA by spoiling LeBron's homecoming destiny in Cleveland and winning the NBA Finals. Before Game 5, James said when he passes Jordan he will cherish the honor, but the category does not define who he is as a player.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:34

None has won a Grand Slam championship, although Pliskova was the U.S. Open runner-up previous year, and Halep reached the final at Roland Garros in 2014. Of the two, Djokovic had the easier time, dropping Sousa in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3. American Steve Johnson advanced to the third round on Wednesday by beating Borna Coric 6-2, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (6).

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:34

The American boxer will now be looking over McGregor's proposal with his advisor Al Haymon and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe. Arum said his advice to White would be, "Be patient, don't give in". Roach said Pacquiao's punching power has not diminished and that makes him risky against Horn, or even Mcgregor , in case they meet on the ring. Roach immediately put the 24-year-old Young to the test and did three rounds with Pacquiao, whom Roach, swears was getting better ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:53

I've made my share of bad picks over the years , too, but thankfully I'm no Stephen A. Smith ( who has somehow managed to go 0-for-6 picking the victor of the past six NBA Finals ). Could the Cavs win the Finals for the second year in a row over the Warriors? What is the connection between LeBron James and Alabama? He scored 42 in an important Game 4 victory over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals and can stand up to any of Golden State's perimeter players from a ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:39

The 67-year-old, whose side meet Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday in a match that could go some way towards salvaging their season, has been left furious at the manner of his treatment. He complained, with justification, that Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener for Arsenal should not have been allowed to stand due to a "very clear" handball, but admitted his team's start "wasn't good enough".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:40

Then, they added Kevin Durant over the summer. Nelson thought the Warriors needed Greg Oden. Lets be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals . While they didn't match last season's 73 wins due to injuries and a period of adjustment, the Warriors in the playoffs have been unreal. The Cavaliers are being given little chance to defend their title against the vaunted Warriors, who have been winning by an average of 16.3 points per game in ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:38

It remains to be seen if Wenger and Arsenal will sever ties just days after the Gunners beat Chelsea at Wembley to claim a record 13th FA Cup success, but Wright believes that could well be the case. Wenger's official presentation will made this Wednesday. He faced significant criticism around that time, with former Blackburn and Celtic striker Chris Sutton telling BBC Radio 5 live on 20 March that Wenger was "an uncle who doesn't want to leave the party" and was running a ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:36

Moses was dismissed after receiving a second yellow card for simulation in the penalty area in the 68th minute at Wembley, and Chelsea captain John Terry said after the match that the players were trying to raise his spirits. I love my job and I love to win. "I invite you one day to live with me and one thing you can not question is my commitment". "Next season will be another tough season for all the teams".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:35

Though Pittsburgh says otherwise, unsafe scoring chances have been limited for just about everyone, including Rocket Richard trophy victor Sidney Crosby . Brian Dumoulin and Olli Maatta also found the back of the net for the defending champs, who came alive after a stunted start to the series. And that can wear a player down.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:35

Eagles chairman Steve Parish is believed to be taking time to consider his options before naming Palace's next manager. How would Ivan Perisic fit in at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho? "I didn't realise he was on a yellow so when that happened [the sending off] that was more of a surprise for me".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:32

Now Kim joins a list of Players Championship winners that's a who's who of stars from the past two decades. (AP) - Si Woo Kim made Sunday at The Players Championship look like child's play. If you can do that around this golf course , you can outscore everyone. "He played like someone that was doing it for five or six years, like it was just another round of golf", said Oosthuizen.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:29

Gareth Bale has declared himself fit for the Champions League final in his hometown of Cardiff , but the Wales star would understand if he was left on the Real Madrid bench after his injury woes. "For me, Isco has been fantastic over the last few weeks so whatever the manager decides, that obviously will happen and, whomever he chooses, I'm sure the other will be supportive of the whole team as we always are".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:27

He is playing in his seventh straight finals. Let's take a look at the full schedule for the series and project which team will emerge victorious once the dust has settled. Golden State answered with a 126-91 rout almost a month later, leading by as much as 39 points at home against a Cavaliers team that lacked energy in the last game of a six-game road trip.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:28

Additionally, in 2003-04 season he became the first manager to lead a club through an unbeaten season in the Premier. A Premier League trophy looks further away than ever, while it's hard to imagine Arsenal taking the Europa League seriously, so another year of frustration and disappointment looks imminent.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:24

However, he made virtually no impact at White Hart Lane, making only eight starts in the Premier League and failing to score in 25 appearances in total. Even if everyone knows that I prefer England, I have never closed the door to any league. "The idea is to be clear very early to allow, if I need to leave, for my agent to do good work", Sissoko said, rightly recognising the importance of his agent, who is clearly the Lionel Messi of agents, a genius who managed to get Daniel Levy to fork ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:27

He surrendered his No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray, admitting to a loss of motivation and "private" issues that he hasn't elaborated on. The champion parted ways with Boris Becker in December and mentor Marian Vajda earlier this month. There was no hiccup on court Suzanne Lenglen for Rafael Nadal , who started his bid to win a 10th title at Roland Garros with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Benoit Paire.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:20

Working an off-duty, uniformed detail, Pittsburgh police officer Bryan Sellers recorded his account. He then hid the fish in his compression shorts when he entered PPG Paints Arena. Guentzel cooled off after a wicked start to the playoffs and was questionable to even play in Game 1 against the Preds after a forgettable end to the Eastern Conference final.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:23

And that juggernaut will require the Cleveland Cavaliers to play airtight defense in these NBA Finals . Kerr recently reviewed all seven games from 2016, when Golden State squandered a 3-1 lead and missed a repeat championship. So when Durant made a decision to join Golden State, there was a binary inference from fans. LeBron James was the goddamn king. "Guarding him is going to be a tough challenge", Irving said.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:17

The Cavaliers are averaging 116.8 points per game this postseason while the Warriors are putting up 118.3 ppg, and the two conference champs have combined for an 18-7 Over/Under count in the playoffs. "But these days in between, getting ready for the series, it's natural to go look at last year's film and other things that worked that could possibly work this year".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:14

Wenger's stock has fallen in the eyes of Arsenal fans as the team have struggled at times this season , failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Ramsey said: "Of course, I want him to stay at club". Nonetheless, the Blues will still look back on the season fondly after regaining the Premier League title, although Saturday was perhaps a reminder that things will be even tougher next season , given their title defence and Champions League ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:10

However, all power lies with the American, so Wenger's main concern is external opposition and the conditions that might create for his players next season. "We have played some games in a hostile environment and I never accept that". He faced significant criticism around that time , with former Blackburn and Celtic striker Chris Sutton telling BBC Radio 5 live on 20 March that Wenger was "an uncle who doesn't want to leave the party" and was running a "dictatorship".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:06

I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike", said James. When you're watching Michael Jordan it's nearly like a god. But James is always up for a challenge and past year he carried his team back from the brink as the Cavs became the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven NBA Finals and win the title.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:01

Formula 1's image certainly wasn't helped by the controversial 2005 event when only six cars took part in the race when all cars running Michelin tyres chose to retire to the pits after the parade lap in a pre-agreed safety move. I don't think a lot of (winners) have had that experience. "Just guessing what the auto will do, what you are doing". "I'm not coming for a "week off" or to just have fun - I am a racer, I am coming to race ", Alonso wrote in an article on the Players' Tribune ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:59

I was uncomfortable and in a lot of pain but I did fine, I could make it through", he said. The Cleveland Cavaliers may be defending champions, but they are NBA Finals underdogs in Las Vegas for the third consecutive year. Perhaps he can smell the blood - Curry's production (27.3 points and 7.1 assists a game) and efficiency (47/41/90 shooting splits) in the 2017 playoffs are actually at or near his lowest totals since the end of the Mark Jackson era (though that slightly decreased ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:54

He's also doing his best (with the expected mixed results) at guarding LeBron James using his own unique blend of athleticism and anticipation. James had a cool 35 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 34 minutes. Cleveland can close out the series in Game 5 on Thursday at TD Garden in Boston . "In the back of my mind, I was like, I'm saying to myself, "We can not - they can not tie up this series"," he said.

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:54

Like the UK's Leave campaigners, Angela Merkel is heading towards a vote. But Germany could be in line for a slice of that business after Britain leaves the EU. She is likely to finish out that new term, extending her reign to 16 years, and, who knows, may feel entitled to seek a fifth term. Certainly not Germany, with its post World War Two sensitivities about taking up arms.

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:47

Kevin Kisner claimed his second PGA Tour title as he held off stiff competition to win the Dean and Deluca Invitational in Texas. She's finished in the top 10 three times this season, including the past two events. "I've been in this position a tonne and haven't finished as much as I'd like to", the intense 33-year-old from SC told Golf Channel after carding 66 to finish at 10-under 270 at Colonial Country Club.

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:47

With the win, Vettel is now 25 points ahead of Hamilton for the lead in the driver's standings. Vettel was quick to play down claims he is being favoured by the Scuderia bosses, but Hamilton said: "It's clear to me that Ferrari have chosen their number one driver".

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:45

Ferrer, seeded 30, took his first-round record at Roland Garros to 15-0 with a 5-7 6-3 4-6 6-3 13-11 victory. "He's a player I know him very well and he knows me very well, risky opponent". The 25th-seeded Johnson won 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-3. The Serbian recovered from a set down to defeat Andy Murray and complete the Grand Slam of major titles in Paris previous year.

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:44

It was also revealed that Kim won the Players (and then crammed himself into a tiny airplane seat) with a bad back. Kim's first win on the PGA Tour came at the 2016 Wyndham Championship. Poulter, who thought he had lost his Tour card just weeks ago only for officials to realise there had been a mistake in Poulter's accumulation of points, picked up his best finish since finishing second at the Turkish Airlines Open in November 2014.

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:40

The delay has been the atmosphere around the club, with the 67-year-old facing unprecedented backlash during a season, where the Gunners missed out on Champions League qualification. Arsene Wenger reaffirms his loyalty to Arsenal after winning the FA Cup for the seventh time. Wenger is due to meet the Arsenal board later on Tuesday to discuss whether he will be extending his 21-year reign as manager.