Author: 0 Penguins shut out Capitals in Game 7, advance to East final

Monday, May 15: Ottawa at Penguins, 8 p.m. Here is a look at the latest odds to claim the Stanley Cup. "That might have been the best game we've played in the playoffs to this point". Among all teams that qualified for the playoffs, the Predators were the team that finished the regular season the lowest (16). Alex Ovechkin took eight shots in Game 7, only four of which hit the net.

Sport Liverpool are close to Chelsea, says Klopp
Author: 0 Liverpool are close to Chelsea, says Klopp

How has Liverpool's final points tally compared over the last five Premier League seasons? "This is the kind of issue where you have to wait, that is how the body is sometimes". The way in which Liverpool will recruit this summer will depend heavily on whether or not Champions League football is on offer next season, so it's vital that this opportunity isn't discarded.

Author: 0 Monaco 0-2 Juventus highlights: Blow-by-blow account of Gonzalo Higuain's two goals

After Real Madrid's comprehensive first-leg win over city rivals Atletico on Tuesday, it now looks nearly certain the two teams in Cardiff on 3 June will form a repeat of the 1998 final, in which the Spanish side beat Juve 1-0. "He is always decisive in the big games". Juventus' Andrea Barzagli, right, and Juventus' Mario Lemina celebrate after winning the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Monaco and Juventus at the Louis II stadium in Monaco , ...

Author: 0 Reds inch closer to Champions League

No, Emre Can, you haven't. Midfielder Emre Can's spectacular overhead scissor kick helped Liverpool claim a 1-0 league victory over Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday but Janmaat was pleased with his side's spirited performance. And Lucas was booked for the saddest of failed flops. Again, Liverpool dominated possession, but this contest was a real tough, ugly battle, rather than an attractive goal-fest.

Sport James keys Cavs' fourth-quarter run
Author: 0 James keys Cavs' fourth-quarter run

James top-scored once more for Cleveland, shooting 35 points. He participated in the warmup and was listed as active for the game, but Cory Joseph started in his place. "I think I made it a little bit worse by trying to work out a few times , aggravated it a little more, trying to get out there and turn and jump and run", said Lowry, who was scheduled for injury treatment Saturday.

Author: 0 Spurs' Leonard expects to play despite ankle injury

The veteran has undergone a successful surgery and the Spurs started rookie point guard Dejounte Murray in Parker's place. They play great at home. Harden was a non-factor Thursday after finishing second in scoring during the season at 29.1 points per game. Houston's Eric Gordon missed a 3-point attempt with 17.7 seconds left, and Green was quickly fouled.

Sport Red Sox: Chris Sale will not be suspended
Author: 0 Red Sox: Chris Sale will not be suspended

In a series marred by beanballs, brushbacks and racial rancor, the finale was decided in a more traditional way: when Baltimore scored five times in the fourth inning, including Manny Machado's long three-run homer. "Well, let me say this: I think our players go out there and play hard every single day", he said. After several games of pitchers from both teams trying to hit batters, Manfred arranged a conference call on Wednesday with Red Sox manager John Farrell and president of baseball ...

Author: 0 Celtics blow out Wizards, take control of series

Avery Bradley had 29 points to lead Boston, while Al Horford put up 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and handed out nine assists. Jae Crowder's three from the right wing put the Celtics up 18, 41-23, with 9:51 left in the second quarter. The Celtics shot 65 percent from the field in the first quarter and 53 percent overall, including 16 of 33 on 3-point attempts.

Author: 0 Mourinho aims a swipe at Wenger

In fact, they have already matched Manchester United's total from 1992/93 - despite having played seven games fewer - and amassed more points that eight previous Premier League winning sides. " I grew up there [in Manchester] and everything ", Welbeck stated to Sky Sports . EFL Champions Newcastle United should start looking ahead to their Premier League future if they are to fully take advantage of the opportunities offered by maximising growth in social media.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup playoffs: Capitals can't shake curse as Penguins prevail

All nine postseason trips with Ovechkin and Backstrom have fallen short of the conference final, and after it once appeared an inevitability that a Stanley Cup was in the franchise's future with those two stars, it now seems like a stretch with the organization thin on high draft picks and facing a summer of significant roster turnover.

Sport India to take part in Champions Trophy, squad on Monday
Author: 0 India to take part in Champions Trophy, squad on Monday

Selectors avoid any surprises in Champions Trophy squad; recall Shami and keep Karthik, Pant as standby . Ravindra Jadeja , who was as destructive in India's home season as Ashwin, is the second front-line spinner. Rohit Sharma walks back into the team despite having been out of it for five months and playing only competitive cricket in the IPL. India have made it a point, under new coach Anil Kumble, to test their injured players in domestic cricket before picking them for internationals.

Sport Red Sox get late help to beat Brewers 4-1
Author: 0 Red Sox get late help to beat Brewers 4-1

Boston's right fielder enjoyed his time at Miller Park, as he went 7 for 11 with eight runs batted in and five runs scored. "This road trip, he's certainly impacting the baseball", manager John Farrell said. Boston's Mitch Moreland hit a foul ball that knocked the face mask straight over the head of catcher Pina and sent him on his backside. Boston has brought Robbie Ross Jr.

Sport Richard Panik Agrees to an extension with the Chicago Blackhawks
Author: 0 Richard Panik Agrees to an extension with the Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks and Panik agreed on a two-year extension, the team announced on Thursday. " Richard made tremendous strides this past year and we were pleased with the consistency he showed throughout the season", said Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman.

Sport Juventus v Monaco: Giorgio Chiellini HAILED for this epic interception
Author: 0 Juventus v Monaco: Giorgio Chiellini HAILED for this epic interception

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he is desperate to land his first Champions League title after losing two European Cup finals with the Italian giants. The first leg saw him lay on two goals for Gonzalo Higuain, the first (above) as part of a lovely team move that saw the Bianconeri sweep forward with the kind of devastating counterattack that has been a hallmark of the Ligue 1 side's own play all season.

Author: 0 NBA Releases 5-on-5 Rosters For Combine

During the events, he also struggled during the vertical leap, agility drill as well as the three-quarter-court sprint. Durant said the top prospects who declined to attend this week's combine in Chicago, played it right. The 6-foot-4 Jackson is now projected at No. 21 in the 2018 Draft by, but ESPN's Fran Fraschilla believes Jackson could go in the first round this year.

Sport Washington Capitals bottom six forwards must find a way to beat Fleury
Author: 0 Washington Capitals bottom six forwards must find a way to beat Fleury

There is no timetable for the two-time MVP's return. Ovechkin is a heck of a hockey player, but when it comes to not advancing in the postseason, Ovechkin gets defended for one reason or another. Despite what has been said to the media, the Penguins are upset over the loss of their captain. Game 4 of the series, which the Penguins lead 2-1, is Wednesday.

Author: 0 West Brom v Chelsea Betting Tips

Tickets are being sold in the Chelsea end for close to 2,000 pounds with so many Blues supporters confident of a win at the Hawthorns . We have to rest well and prepare for West Brom. Now Cesc is showing himself to be a fantastic player. "I have to say thanks to my players because it is not easy to adapt to a new method, philosophy and work very hard if you compare the work of this season to the past".

Author: 0 Conte wants title bagged Friday

Courtois joined Chelsea in 2011 and had three year-long loan spells at Atletico Madrid but returned to the London side in 2015 when Chelsea won the title under former manager Jose Mourinho. A tenth assist of the season meant that Fabregas had registered double figures for a sixth Premier League season, nothing anyone else has done before.

Author: 0 What are the Odds? Spurs at Rockets Game Six

You can listen to San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets Game 6 live steam as well as all other games in the 2017 NBA Playoffs by signing up with a one-time payment of $9.99. Just because Patty Mills (offensively) and Jonathon Simmons (defensively) picked up the slack in Game 5 doesn't mean those role players will duplicate their production in Game 6 or 7.

Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid Open

A win here will definitely boost his chances of a Roland Garros title which will be his 10 at Paris and 15 overall. The victory left Djokovic on track to play a semifinal against four-time Madrid champion and home-crowd favorite Rafael Nadal, who struggled in a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4 win over a Fabio Fognini of Italy in just under three hours.

Author: 0 Best Memes James Harden Blocked by Manu Ginobili

Denied! During the closing moments of Game 5 between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, James Harden went for a game-tying shot - only to have Manu come in and smack the ball away at literally the last second! "They did a really good job of crowding and showing bodies, their bigs at the rim", Harden said of his lack of verve.

Sport Paul Pogba's dominance of the Europa League in stats
Author: 0 Paul Pogba's dominance of the Europa League in stats

Mourinho rested a number of players for the game against the Gunners, admitting the Europa League is more important to him. "My feelings, it is the most important match of our history", Mourinho said. 'You can make lots of excuses but they got away with it tonight. Yet Mourinho may have another good reason for focusing on the Europa League route.

Sport Man United survive nervy finish to advance to Europa League final
Author: 0 Man United survive nervy finish to advance to Europa League final

Yes, it is not the European final a club with United's ambitions crave but, post-Ferguson, it still feels like a return to better days and that made this a jubilant night as well as a spiky one. "Having almost 3 000 people travelling all the way from Spain - even after losing the first leg 1-0, those fans didn't give up, even against the most powerful team in the world with 70 000 of their own fans".

Sport Alex Ovechkin, Capitals come up short in Game 7 once again
Author: 0 Alex Ovechkin, Capitals come up short in Game 7 once again

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) celebrates his goal during the second period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal with Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russian Federation, at right, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 , in Washington.

Sport Courtois relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes
Author: 0 Courtois relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes

In the 0-3 loss at Stamford Bridge , Agnew saw some positives, especially on the part of the fans who came all the way, 347 kilometres, to cheer the team on what he described as a hard night at Stamford Bridge . "We're leaving it late but we've still got three games left to get 50 points, there's still a desire in the group to do that and we want to finish strong".

Author: 0 Juventus stat blows the minds of all football fans after Monaco masterclass

He did, relentlessly, at both ends of the pitch. Juventus made an array of attempts to pile up more pressure on Monaco . " Monaco will come to Turin with nothing to lose", said Allegri. In total, Juve have only conceded twice in 11 Champions League matches in 2016-17. "Buffon made some incredible saves", said Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim .

Sport Mets closer Familia has clot in shoulder, surgery possible
Author: 0 Mets closer Familia has clot in shoulder, surgery possible

With Matt Cain set to face Tommy Milone in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs. "There's been a lot of action around here", Mets manager Terry Collins said. Jose Reyes (single) and Rene Rivera (double) added RBI hits later in the first for the Mets. Conforto homered in the seventh off Samardzija, who eventually settled in.

Sport Young Bucks look to regroup at home to avoid early elimination
Author: 0 Young Bucks look to regroup at home to avoid early elimination

Toronto won nine more games than the Bucks. Coach Dwane Casey said the Raptors will have to expect a fierce reception in Milwaukee as the Bucks fight to continue playing. Toronto was lucky; the Greek Freak took 8 foul shots, but could convert only 3. We lost two more teams on Thursday night to the National Basketball Association playoffs.

Author: 0 Swansea out of bottom three with crucial Everton victory

Everton may have already qualified for the Europa League but that did not stop them giving Swansea several scares before the hosts held on to a precious win at the Liberty Stadium . But it was Everton who created the first opening inside 45 seconds as Romelu Lukaku headed straight at Lukasz Fabianski. Alfie Mawson (Swansea): He was superb in the face of a late Everton onslaught, making one particularly eye-catching block a minute from time, and in truth never looked troubled.

Author: 0 Draymond Green and a Mike Brown Twist Leads Warriors Past Jazz

They did it despite perfectly strong defense from the Warriors, an accomplishment in itself. Overshadowed by Golden State's dominance this postseason has been less-than-stellar production from Thompson. "I made a few shots there". He also deserves a lot of credit for not turning the ball over once all night. Their status has never changed since the day Kevin Durant announced his intention to join an already-dominant group: favorites, possibly big ones, and possibly one of the most loaded ...

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud send Arsenal FC up to fifth

They sit just three points behind Manchester City in fourth place, andWenger was pleased his side backed up their performance in beating United on Sunday. Liverpool have two games left, West Ham away for Liverpool is tough but if they win there then I expect them to limp over the line. Sanchez struck the opener on the hour mark at St Mary's before Giroud came off the bench to make sure of the points with a close-range header.

Author: 0 Conte hails Chelsea fans after victory at Everton

Pedro's goal was special". I thought he controlled him, he was aggressive and we stopped one of the strengths of Chelsea today. A physical team also. "For this reason we must celebrate in the right way with the players, the staff, and the fans".

Sport Joshua defeats Klitschko in world heavyweight epic
Author: 0 Joshua defeats Klitschko in world heavyweight epic

Klitschko claims he has the option of a rematch, while Tyson Fury immediately called out Joshua on Twitter following Saturday's fight. He got up, took time to recover his senses and find a second wind before twice knocking down Klitschko in the 11th round before the referee came to the stricken Ukrainian's rescue.

Author: 0 Spurs rule out Leonard for Game 6 vs. Rockets

The Spurs now lead the Rockets 3-2 in the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final series and can punch their ticket to the Western Conference final with a win in Houston on Friday morning. Otherwise, the Spurs need to refocus on defense. It seemed when the Spurs were missing all their shots so too were the Rockets. Houston play a historically fast paced offense, play with energy, used limited substitutions, and played a long game.

Author: 0 Moses: I'm playing better all the time

Midfielder N'Golo Kante was absent with a thigh injury but is available again. Suddenly, Chelsea had introduced a new number 10 in an unexpected and undefended position - if a forward or midfielder does not drop back to assist in defence, Chelsea have an overload, with an creative player on the ball.

Sport Joshua wants grudge rematch with Whyte
Author: 0 Joshua wants grudge rematch with Whyte

Bulgarian Pulev has to get a shot at the IBF title but Joshua is set to retain the belt even if a rematch with Klitschko gets signed. "I am looking at options now for the rematch while we wait on Klitschko because you have to have an idea on dates and possibilities".

Sport Antonio Conte linked with job after Stefano Pioli sacked
Author: 0 Antonio Conte linked with job after Stefano Pioli sacked

Youth coach Stefano Vecchi will take charge of the remaining games of the campaign. "The club will begin planning now for the next season". "FC Internazionale announce that coach Stefano Pioli has been removed from his position along with his technical staff", a club statement said.

Author: 0 Get Ready For A Game 7 Double Feature Wednesday Night

On a lesser scale, the San Jose Sharks finally re-wrote history previous year by reaching the final - something few thought would ever be possible with a lineup that included Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski. He clings to those moments - Dale Hunter's Game 7 breakaway against Ron Hextall in 1988, or Joel Ward's victor against Boston in 2012. So much can change so swiftly at this time of year.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova wins first match after return to tennis from doping ban

The 30-year-old five-time Grand Slam victor is yet to drop a set in Stuttgart and powered past Estonias Kontaveit, ranked 73rd, for a 6-3, 6-4 quarterfinal win in one hour, 23 minutes. The 30-year-old will learn on May 16 whether or not Roland Garros organizers will grant her a wild card. Roger Federer claimed a remarkable Australian Open title earlier this year after six months out due to injury and Sharapova added: "What he's done is incredible and obviously you want to follow in his ...

Author: 0 Spurs grab 3-2 lead over Rockets

With the Spurs up 110-107 and just five seconds left in overtime, Manu was tasked with defending James Harden , a guy some people think was the NBA's most valuable player during the regular season. "Execution and rebounding are probably the two primary things we let slip away in this game". If they go there with the mindset of coming back to San Antonio then it should be a seven game series.

Author: 0 Real Madrid hit champions league final

But, a moment of brilliance from Karim Benzema unlocked Atletico's defense and allowed Isco to notch a crucial away goal just before the break which killed off all hopes for the home fans and sealed the 4-2 aggregate win for Real. "After the last game I told the players it was very tough, that we're facing the best team in the world that scores in every game but we can do it".

Sport LaDarrius Jackson: Jackson charged in 2nd sexual battery case
Author: 0 LaDarrius Jackson: Jackson charged in 2nd sexual battery case

Jackson was originally arrested on Monday, May 1 while facing charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment of another student on the university's campus. Investigators say Jackson was there when the woman was in the bathroom. Before he was kicked off the team, the junior had been removed from all team activities following his arrest last week, after another accuser said that on May 1 he allegedly "pushed her on the bed, straddled her, rocked himself back and forth until he ejaculated ...

Sport India have played it safe with Champions Trophy selection
Author: 0 India have played it safe with Champions Trophy selection

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is expected to don the big gloves and also is the sixth batsman in the side. Having performed well in the last several innings, he has won hearts of everyone and his expectations of Indian fans have increased a lot. Skipper Virat Kohli comes in at No 3 slot. "It is not because of Ashwin's form that we considered Kuldeep". Prasad also mentioned the list of standby players.

Sport Manny Machado smacks another home run in Orioles' win
Author: 0 Manny Machado smacks another home run in Orioles' win

He did not comment after the game. Gausman looked puzzled, at first, and then hollered. The series between the Red Sox and Orioles had plenty of tension between the two teams, and Manfred tried to cool a feud that extended back to April 21 when Baltimore star Manny Machado was injured by a slide by Boston's Dustin Pedroia .

Author: 0 Why Arsenal could play Liverpool for final Champions League spot

Arsenal saw out victory with little trouble to complete a first league win at Southampton since their famous "Invincibles" season of 2003-04. Keown also criticised the inconsistent displays of Alexis Sanchez, claiming the 28-year-old has hit a run of form too late in the season and claimed he could be playing for a move.

Author: 0 Spurs look to close out Rockets with Leonard ailing

James Harden led the team with a triple-double of 33 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists but he committed nine turnovers. The San Antonio Spurs are a victory away from eliminating the Houston Rockets and advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since winning the National Basketball Association title in 2014.

Sport Andy Murray knocked out of Madrid Open
Author: 0 Andy Murray knocked out of Madrid Open

He also made surprise early exits at Indian Wells and Monaco since coming back from an elbow injury. German Alexander Zverev also reached the last eight by beating Czech Tomas Berdych and will play Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, while Coric will play Dominic Thiem, who lost the Barcelona Open final to Nadal last month.

Sport Llinois football players accused in alleged home invasion, armed robbery
Author: 0 Llinois football players accused in alleged home invasion, armed robbery

The football players, Sophomore OL Darta Lee, Sophomore WR Zarrian Holcombe and Freshman DT Howard Watkins wore masks to hide their appearance but the victim recognized one of them when they spoke. Statement from IL coach Lovie Smith on the three players arrested today: Darta Lee and Zarrian Holcombe were already suspended from team activities for violations of team rules, and will remain suspended.

Sport Adidas Sells TaylorMade For $425m
Author: 0 Adidas Sells TaylorMade For $425m

Last year, Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) announced it would stop making golf equipment, which had been a struggling segment of the business, leaving its star endorsers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to look elsewhere for golf equipment. Adidas got into golf in 1997, when it paid $1.3 billion to buy French ski company Salomon - the owner of TaylorMade at the time. In the first quarter, Adidas reported TaylorMade sales of $319 million, up 4 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

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