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Author: 0 Why the Predators will beat Ducks, win West

Each team thus far has had a number of standout performers that are their teams respective front runner to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP but for the Preds it is clear that their goaltender Pekka RInne has been the team's standout and will have to put forth another strong series if the Predators are going to advance.

Sport Stoke City vs Arsenal
Author: 0 Stoke City vs Arsenal

They had the tippy-tappy, intricate passing, but dare I say it, the reason Arsenal haven't gone on to win the league is that they haven't had a Tony Adams, Martin Keown and Patrick Vieira. "I've got a decision to make and our aim is to achieve a positive result in our final home game , so I'll be picking a team that will hopefully go on to win the game for us".

Sport Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea must wrap up EPL title on Friday
Author: 0 Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea must wrap up EPL title on Friday

That's every player, the staff, myself". We started this season to try to solve the problems and find the solution to change the situation created in the previous season. However, the 2015/16 season didn't go according to plan as numerous players lost their touch only to rediscover it this term under Conte, who has further improved the team with a few strategic changes.

Sport Jones excited by WC draw
Author: 0 Jones excited by WC draw

Another eight sides from Oceania, Europe, the Americas and Africa will be added after qualifying to complete four groups of five. Scotland have never lost to Japan and they beat the Cherry Blossoms during the group stages of the 2015 World Cup, a result that helped them squeeze through to the knockout stages.

Author: 0 San Antonio book date with Golden State in the West

The Houston Rockets were going to go to battle against the Spurs in one of the best game 7s in recent memory. D'Antoni said he expects the Rockets to have the best offense in National Basketball Association history next season, saying they can "add layers" to the system to help Harden.

Sport Nadal set for semi showdown with Djokovic
Author: 0 Nadal set for semi showdown with Djokovic

Nadal broke his opponent's serve for the first time in the third game of the second set, before saving four break points in the fourth to move into a comfortable lead. On the other hand, Djokovic has not had the best of starts to the season as he is yet to reach the final of a tournament after his title-winning run at Doha.

Sport Match Previews: Stoke City v Arsenal
Author: 0 Match Previews: Stoke City v Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny will face a late fitness test after missing the Southampton game due to a minor calf problem. Because since that first Premier League encounter in 2008, the Potteries club have railed against Wenger's bleating - including famously labelling them a "rugby" team - in the wake of a series of damaging defeats.

Sport Rishabh Pant's IPL heroics one more call to India selectors
Author: 0 Rishabh Pant's IPL heroics one more call to India selectors

Pant-Samson added 143 runs for the second wicket to help Daredevils keep their IPL 2017 campaign alive with a seven-wicket win. Pant, who hit nine sixes and six boundaries during his blitzkrieg, got praises from all corners, including Sachin Tendulkar who described his innings on twitter as: "One of the best Innings I have seen in the IPL & that includes all 10 seasons".

Author: 0 Antonio Conte targets the double after Chelsea's Premier League title success

Marcos Alonso came over from Serie A's Fiorentina, and the wingback has had a very strong first season in the Premier League with six goals in 29 appearances. Conte celebrated at the Hawthorns after having a bucket of water poured over him and being sprayed with champagne after Michy Batshuayi's late victor clinched the Premier League .

Author: 0 India recall Shami, Sharma for Champions Trophy

India's cricket board on Sunday approved the country's participation in the Champions Trophy, ending speculation about the team staying away from the tournament because of a financial dispute with the International Cricket Council. "In fact his franchise has been magnanimous to accept our request of resting him", said Prasad. Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni retained his place in the squad amid whispers that the wicket-keeper/batsman's "finisher" reputation was on the wane.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy dealing with sore back again

The four-time major victor felt he did well to battle to a one-over-par 73 - six behind co-leaders William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes - in a round that included two double-bogeys on the tenth and 14th holes. "We just hope it's not the same thing, the joint and the rib". I'm going to go get an MRI on Monday and might have to rest for a week or two. McIlroy fought his way to a 71 on Friday to get to even for the tournament, five back of the leaders when he finished.

Sport Oilers know Ducks will be on the hunt tonight
Author: 0 Oilers know Ducks will be on the hunt tonight

The Oilers return home after a pair wins in Anaheim leading the Western Conference Semifinals 2-0. The Rogers Place sound system didn't work in the pre-game ceremony, so the 18,000-plus fans in attendance sang both "The Star-Spangled Banner" and " O Canada .".

Author: 0 Spurs rout Rockets to win series

The MVP candidate for the Rockets, James Harden , looked lost on the floor. Hopefully, this Game 6 victory will have given Leonard the time he needs to fully recover, and it will leave the Spurs' other players feeling empowered and motivated heading into the next series.

Sport Stoke City v Arsenal
Author: 0 Stoke City v Arsenal

Stoke have only lost one of their eight home Premier League games against Arsenal (W4 D3). With just three games left in their campaign, Arsene Wenger's men can not afford any more slip-ups in their late bid to make the Champions League.

Sport Golovkin and Alvarez has agreed to fight
Author: 0 Golovkin and Alvarez has agreed to fight

The victor of the fight will not only be recognized as the best middleweight in the world, but they'll also lay claim to being boxing's biggest star. Mayweather helped increase the popularity of the weekend for boxing with his annual fights, most notably against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. "It wasn't easy making the fight, but it was even harder not announcing the fight".

Sport Batshuayi delivers Chelsea Premier League title
Author: 0 Batshuayi delivers Chelsea Premier League title

Chelsea then meets bitter rival Arsenal May 27 in the FA Cup final; Conte and his players can make history by capturing the club's first FA Cup and Premier League double. "It was great. It wasn't easy for me to arrive in England "and try different habits, a different language and inherit players after a bad season". But in this moment I found the strength to change and take responsibility and find a system for the players.

Sport Consistent Chelsea Deserve Top Position, Says West Brom's Pulis
Author: 0 Consistent Chelsea Deserve Top Position, Says West Brom's Pulis

Conte could be offered a contract extension at the end of the season, something which is commonplace for title-winning managers. Conte's role in Chelsea's summer transfer negotiations is still unclear and the manager has yet to officially confirm he will be staying at Chelsea next season .

Sport Djokovic and Nadal set up Madrid Open semifinal
Author: 0 Djokovic and Nadal set up Madrid Open semifinal

That set the tone for what proved to be the final set, Nadal providing answers for anything Goffin had to throw at him, and posing questions the world number 10 could not answer. Halep with face in-form Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic or Svetlana Kuznetsova in Saturday's final. Nole won for 7-5 7-6 (4). In the other half of the draw, Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas will play Borna Coric or Dominic Thiem.

Sport The secret behind Chelsea's Premier League victory this season? Simplicity
Author: 0 The secret behind Chelsea's Premier League victory this season? Simplicity

It sealed a 1-0 win at The Hawthorns and Batshuayi had just won the league for Chelsea. "The players showed a desire to accomplish something great". "Only one year later to celebrate this win in a league where there are for me big, big teams with great players, great managers, it's great". I am so happy for him because it's never easy to come here in the first year and win the title.

Sport The next Brazilian wonderkid destined for Real Madrid
Author: 0 The next Brazilian wonderkid destined for Real Madrid

The Brazilian side are reportedly keen to cash in on Vinicius due to their sizable debt. The deal will see him becoming the costliest teenager in the history of football (at the age of 16) trumping the €43 million Manchester United paid for Anthony Martial.

Sport Benatia hears racial insult during live TV interview
Author: 0 Benatia hears racial insult during live TV interview

The Moroccan worldwide had been discussing the controversial red card that was given to Afriyie Acquah during Juventus's 1-1 draw with rivals Turin when the voice was heard over the radio link. No one here has been heard making any insults ". "A number of informal comments, including on social media, have suggested the alleged "interference" came from the production service Juventus provided Raisport at Juventus Stadium".

Author: 0 Trump praises 'iron bonds' between US, Australia

Senator Bernie Sanders, D-VT, listens to testimony as Rep. Tom Price, R-GA, testifies to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary in Washington , U.S. Australia has a government-funded system that provides free or subsidized care for all Australian citizens and permanent residents, which is partially funded by income taxes.

Sport Old Firm reaction: 'We actually could've had a few more goals'
Author: 0 Old Firm reaction: 'We actually could've had a few more goals'

The striker did concede that some players will be moved on unless they can suddenly transform their performances. A humiliation for Rangers , who may be back in the upper reaches of the SPL but now know, after a humbling season, just how big the gap is that they still need to bridge.

Sport Chelsea wins English Premier League after beating West Brom
Author: 0 Chelsea wins English Premier League after beating West Brom

The Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a joy to photograph. The triumph marks a stunning debut campaign in England for head coach Antonio Conte , who can still claim the domestic double should Chelsea beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final. The players have had a wonderful season. People wrote us off as a team and individually but, consistently, we have been the best in the league. Although the stats put Chelsea's at around 54 per cent, that is much less time on the ball than the rest of ...

Author: 0 Points do not come from heaven: Arsene Wenger

It's weird to want Spurs to win a game, but our need for a top-four finish is our new objective, and them beating United will give us a boost. Do you believe that we are disappointed? "The players didn't watch because they were focused on the game".

Sport Kawhi will return for Game 1 of Western Conference Finals
Author: 0 Kawhi will return for Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

After putting together an MVP-caliber year, the indelible images of Harden and the Houston Rockets will be the lowlights from a 39-point loss in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals to a San Antonio team playing without Kawhi Leonard and starting point guard Tony Parker.

Sport Mourinho: Romero will start Europa League final
Author: 0 Mourinho: Romero will start Europa League final

Ajax meets Manchester United in the Europa League final on 24 May, at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Skomina was the man in the middle for Chelsea's Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev, in what turned out to be a goalless draw.

Sport Relentless Nadal sets up Djokovic semi-final
Author: 0 Relentless Nadal sets up Djokovic semi-final

He has won only one tournament this season and hasn't made it past the semifinals in the 3 clay-court tournaments he has played so far. "It will be a very hard match against one of the best sportsmen this sport has ever had, and to have a chance I'll have to be at my very best", Nadal was quoted as saying.

Sport Arsenal must maintain focus during final games, says Wenger
Author: 0 Arsenal must maintain focus during final games, says Wenger

The Chilean had toiled with his teammates at St Mary's but he elevated a low-key Gunners display just before the hour mark, his quick feet and cool finish breaking the deadlock before substitute Olivier Giroud (82) sealed a win to keep Champions League qualification in sight.

Sport Chelsea win Premier League title: Blues' insane celebrations in photos
Author: 0 Chelsea win Premier League title: Blues' insane celebrations in photos

Chelsea will get to celebrate their title success in front of their own fans versus Watford on Monday before finishing the campaign at home to Sunderland. However, Chelsea's only defeat in the last eight Premier League meetings came at The Hawthorns in May 2015, a 3-0 loss after they had already won the title.

Sport San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways from Game 6 in Houston
Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways from Game 6 in Houston

James Harden during the Game 6 NBA Conference Semi-Final loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Gregg Popovich is far and away the Association's best coach. Gasol's game was just as important even with just 10 points. I take responsibility for it, both ends of the floor. "I just touched it a little bit more tonight so I had a chance to figure it out", Aldridge said.

Sport Chelsea's Premier League title triumph in numbers
Author: 0 Chelsea's Premier League title triumph in numbers

Chelsea clinched the Premier League title in Antonio Conte's first season as the manager as substitute Michy Batshuayi scored the all-important goal against West Bromwich Albion to give his side the three points they needed. I think this result is for this attitude, this behaviour of my players. Conte has now won a league title in each of his last four seasons as a head coach at club level, having claimed three Serie A wins in a row with Juventus from 2012 to 2014.

Sport Arsenal to slip up at Stoke, fears Charlie Nicholas
Author: 0 Arsenal to slip up at Stoke, fears Charlie Nicholas

The Frenchman has never finished outside the Premier League's top four in a full season at the helm and is optimistic they can gatecrash the Champions League places this time around, despite a bad run of form which saw Arsenal lose six of 11 league games .

Sport Senators advance to conference finals after eliminating Rangers
Author: 0 Senators advance to conference finals after eliminating Rangers

After giving up another late lead before losing in overtime again on the road, the Rangers return home needing a win in Game 6 on Tuesday night to avoid elimination in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against Ottawa. AV can say that the team was ready coming in, but the team's failure to come out like they truly were ready is on him. While Derick Brassard is a fantastic player, the Rangers got the better player and a draft pick that helped them receive Brendan Smith.

Sport Mourinho demands Man Utd compete with Chelsea for Lukaku
Author: 0 Mourinho demands Man Utd compete with Chelsea for Lukaku

Lukaku's former club Chelsea have been most strongly linked with a summer swoop for the Belgium worldwide, while there is also said to be a willingness to take him to United. He has since been linked with clubs including Manchester United and his former side Chelsea , but says the rumour mill has got out of hand. "But if you play at the highest level, your finesse on the ball in the final third, your decision making has to be absolutely spot on".

Sport Spurs expect Kawhi Leonard to play Game 1 against the Warriors
Author: 0 Spurs expect Kawhi Leonard to play Game 1 against the Warriors

The Spurs claimed the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal in six games by blitzing the Rockets despite both Tony Parker (torn left quadriceps) and Kawhi Leonard (sore left ankle) being out with injuries. While there's little doubt that this season was a success - the Rockets surpassed expectations, and clearly have built a team in a way that Harden can flourish in D'Antoni's system - the way these final two games ended will, fairly or not, add to the doubts that already ...

Sport Kendrick Perkins says Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook 'back on talking terms'
Author: 0 Kendrick Perkins says Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook 'back on talking terms'

During the segment, Perkins said Durant had a conversation with Westbrook the day after Westbrook broke the National Basketball Association record for triple-doubles in a season in April. "I think he's a tremendous competitor and we're fortunate to have him, and we'll have a conversation and hopefully, it goes our way". In addition to that, Perkins also said he wouldn't be surprised if KD went back to Oklahoma, while believing Russ will stay in OKC next year.

Author: 0 NBA Playoffs 2017: Celtics vs. Wizards Game 6 live stream

Thomas was held to just 18 points in Game 5, but he also had nine assists and three rebounds. That's not to say Isaiah doesn't have another dominating night in him, but if Wednesday showed the Celtics anything, it was that they can win without Thomas owning the scoreboard.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors 102 - Utah Jazz 91: Game 3 Recap

He missed almost six weeks in March and early April with a knee sprain and bone bruise, and then sustained a calf strain in Game 1 of the first-round series against Portland. Remarkably, Durant had not appeared in a clutch situation-defined as a five-point scoring margin or less in the final five minutes of regulation or overtime-since a February 4 loss to the Kings.

Sport Zidane, Ready to Make History with Real Madrid
Author: 0 Zidane, Ready to Make History with Real Madrid

Zidane's men faced a potentially tricky last-eight clash against Bayern Munich and needed extra time in the second leg to eventually clinch victory, 4-2 on aggregate. The three-goal cushion gave a margin of error to Real and, after a wobbly opening 20 minutes, they regained control of the semi-final after Isco's strike.

Sport Game XXXI: Twins at White Sox
Author: 0 Game XXXI: Twins at White Sox

The left-hander beat his former team once again, Byron Buxton tied a career high with three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday night. In the fourth inning, Max Kepler scored Jorge Polanco with an RBI single to make it 2-1. He is 4-1 this year with a 4.32 earned run average. In 32 innings, he struck out 29 and walked five.

Sport Doug DeCinces convicted of insider trading, awaits sentencing
Author: 0 Doug DeCinces convicted of insider trading, awaits sentencing

DeCinces, 66, stared toward the jury, shaking his head slightly, as the guilty verdicts were read. Prosecutors say DeCinces received advance warning of a merger from the CEO of a medical device company. Abbott ultimately agreed to purchase Advanced Medical Optics at around four times the stock price at which it was trading. A sentencing hearing for DeCinces and Parker has not been scheduled.

Sport Atletico recognizes it needs to improve to succeed in Europe
Author: 0 Atletico recognizes it needs to improve to succeed in Europe

Mario Mandzukic netted the opener and Juventus were crusing at 2-0 by half-time. Alves was excellent against Monaco in the semi-final. Madrid are in the driving seat for their first league title in five years as they also target a first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958.

Sport Manchester United to offer Rooney makeweight in Lukaku deal
Author: 0 Manchester United to offer Rooney makeweight in Lukaku deal

Lukaku's future at Goodison Park has been thrown into doubt as he refused to sign a new deal at the end of the season, claiming he wants to focus his potential to become world-class. While a return to Everton appeals, there may be more lucrative options on offer in China and America's Major League Soccer. Mourinho let Lukaku leave Chelsea for Everton for £28m in 2014, but is ready to battle his old club for the 24-year-old.

Sport Defending IndyCar champ eager to have some fun at Indy
Author: 0 Defending IndyCar champ eager to have some fun at Indy

Montoya was replaced after last season in Roger Penske's No. 2 vehicle by Newgarden, and so far, the move looks wise for the team. It is also similar to Long Beach, when a Chevrolet driver (Castroneves) took the pole, but no other Chevrolet drivers started in the top 7.

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