Pontus Aberg scored the lone goal for the Preds, who host their first ever Stanley Cup final game under dire circumstances on Saturday night. Whatever you characterize it as, it's worked for the Penguins. Nashville was better from the opening faceoff but Pittsburgh managed to build a quick 3-0 lead anyway thanks to a fortunate bounce and some quick thinking by Penguins video coordinator Andy Saucier.
At Target Field in Minnesota, Houston Astros right fielder Norichika Aoki went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base to close within six hits of a career 2,000 in the majors and Japan. Yes, Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge didn't help Tanaka misjudging a two-out liner that sailed over his head and let two runs in during a three-run Orioles third, but Mark Trumbo scorched that ball.
There was a tired look and sound to Arsene Wenger throughout most of the past season that hinted at an Arsenal manager no longer capable of the dynamism needed to be the best. "We're committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season", he added. He will also be expected to sign new recruits to ensure his side are back among the contenders next season.
The Warriors were heavy favorites after setting a record with 73 regular-season wins, and no one expected the Cavs to come back when they fell into a 3-1 series hole. You've just got to do what you can and have the intentions to win the game. "It's a hard thing because you can't tell players to play if they're injured", Taylor said.
Kerber failed to withstand the strong forehand and backhand attack from her opponent as she lost the first set 6-2 in 38 minutes. If Kvitova was crying for joy, another double Grand Slam victor who followed her onto the main Philippe Chatrier showcourt, World No.
His death was announced in a medical bulletin by the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in northern Italy, where he was taken following the accident, and later confirmed by his team and family. Hayden was the last American motorcycle racer to win a MotoGP world championship in 2006. Also known as the Kentucky Kid, Hayden had raced in the World Superbike Championship in Italy May 14.
England's Jimi Manuwa , ranked number three in the division, will take on number five ranked Volkan Oezdemir . The UFC's light-heavyweight division is shaping up to become one of the most entertaining in the promotion after another stellar 205lbs bout was scheduled for this summer.
The defending National Basketball Association champions, who shot 71 percent in the second half to open a 3-1 lead in the series , can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston .
Instead, the goal gave the Penguins the momentum to build a 3-0 lead. The team's video session after Game 1 , for example, wasn't almost the marathon some players figured it would be. Guentzel struck again 10 seconds into the third period to put Pittsburgh in front for good. Game 2 could be decided by the power play. Nashville's Matt Irwin drilled Pittsburgh's Matt Cullen from behind into the boards in the first period , a hit that left the 40-year-old Cullen headed down the runway ...
Diego Perotti struck at the death as Roma handed club icon Francesco Totti a farewell to remember with a thrilling 3-2 win at home to Genoa on Sunday. "Under the direction of Spalletti Roma last season scored the most points and scored the most goals in a season in the history of the club. We wish Luciano all the best for the future", he added.
Huddersfield , coached by German David Wagner , also won their playoff semi-final, against Sheffield Wednesday, on penalties but they will feel they deserved the victory having restricted Reading to long-range efforts. However, Huddersfield will not care a jot after winning the shootout and writing an exciting new chapter in their history. Lowe can not wait to continue celebrating with Huddersfield fans on Tuesday, saying it will take days or even weeks to compute the enormity of their ...
It needs to happen again for Cleveland .The Golden State Warriors will enter the 2017 NBA Finals without head coach Steve Kerr on the bench. Who in their right mind didn't think the finals would showcase the Warriors and Cavs? This isn't the first time James has mentioned the possibility of owning an National Basketball Association team and he's already a part-owner of English Premier League club Liverpool FC .
East in September. Trey Mancini managed three hits and gave the Orioles their first run with an infield single in the sixth. "A lot of the times maybe when the pitchers are doing well, the (hitters) are slacking a little bit and maybe vice-versa, but that's baseball, and that's going to happen a lot in the course of the season".
Kerr, 51, travelled with the team for the final two games of the Western Conference Finals in San Antonio, the first time he joined the Warriors on the road since taking his indefinite leave on April 23. Known in the league as "DNP-Rest", the practice of sitting healthy players to avoid injury and fatigue has grown in popularity as teams focus more on reducing the wear and tear on the stars that drive the league.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team comfortably outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League .
The Spaniard, who was forced to withdraw before last year's third round with a wrist injury, broke Paire eight times to brush aside the world No. 45 in less than two hours. 77, being broken four times. "I enjoyed it very much", said Wawrinka, who won at Roland Garros in 2015. The Serb, seeking to become the first man in the Open era to win all four majors on at least two occasions, eventually wrapped up matters after two and a half hours.
He eventually won 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 to keep his chances of a 10th Roland Garros title alive. Wozniacki, who appeared to be carrying the after-effects of a lower back injury that forced her to retire during last week's Strasbourg tournament, pulled away towards the end of a testy encounter, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in just over two hours.
Pierce and coach Doc Rivers were on the verge of getting run out of town after a 24-win season in 2006-07 thanks to years of middling finishes and only one conference finals appearance during Pierce's tenure in MA. Here's the distinction between Durant and other examples of super-team building offered in the above-linked Sporting News article: the Celtics big 3 came together to form an entirely new team on the ashes of a 24-win 2007 Celtics team.
As she said, Kvitova was a victor just by stepping out on court. Williams, seeded 10, has played every year since 1997 with the exception of 2011 and despite her senior citizen status, she is still a contender at the Slams as her run to the Australian Open final in January proved.
It was not an easy opponent in the first round. Encouraged by the absence of Roger Federer and Andy Murray's questionable form, Nadal is hoping to win his 10 French Open title and cruised into the second round with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 win over the Frenchman.
Jones said the Lions, who are expected to favour Gatland's "Warrenball" approach of powerful, direct running, must win the first Test on June 24 or be prepared for a "tough old series". Fitzpatrick said the documentary resonated with him not just as a former All Black, but as someone who spent most of his life in New Zealand . So appointing Gatland, for whom this will be a third successive tour and second as head coach, was the logical choice.
In Nashville , where the team can make history advancing to its first ever Stanley Cup Final , the Preds are tough to bet against. Saturday's win gave Pekka Rinne his seventh career postseason win in 10 tries in Anaheim . Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle was disappointed with the team's execution but is optimistic the Ducks can bring forth an effort to extend the series to a Game 7 on Wednesday at Honda Center .
To make room for Burton, the Bears have released tight end Franco House, the power forward from Ball State. The writing had been on the wall for Burton, a fifth-round pick out of Rutgers in 2015. The 25-year-old Burton appeared in 31 games over two seasons for the Lions and rushed for two yards on four carries. An undrafted free agent out of Utah, Asiata has rushed for 1,259 yards in 74 career games (16 starts), and has 101 receptions plus another score.
I was happy, because normally I can control my emotion on the court . Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Kvitova opened proceedings on Philippe-Chatrier and was too good for Julia Boserup , needing 74 minutes to roll over the American 6-3, 6-2.
When Strickland didn't back down, Harper flung his helmet at him - missing badly - and charged at him. All eyes will be on a pair of veteran pitchers Tuesday night when both the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants could have a motive for retaliation following a bench-clearing brawl on Monday.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed officers were called to the Brentwood neighborhood estate to investigate the incident of the racial epithet. "My wife, talked to my wife, she's the energizer bunny of the family". I can't say it's surprising given what's happened in this country the last eight months.
The German will be happy to leave Roland Garros behind, and hope to rediscover a game in which several cylinders are misfiring in time for Wimbledon , where she finished runner-up past year. It would be unfortunate for Halep if the injury costs her a chance to win the title. "I see her this morning and I hug her", said 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.
The Welshman returned to first-team training for Real Madrid last week, but the attacker has not played a minute of football since aggravating a calf injury against Barcelona on April 23. "We are happy that Bale has recovered and is with the team again. I haven't played a lot of football this year since my operation, so that would be hard".
They outplayed the Penguins for most of the game and held them to only 12 shots on net. But who is the better team? Despite having an early goal waived off due to the play being offside and then falling into a 3-0 hole in the first period , Nashville fought its way back into the game to tie it up at 3-3 and was applying heavy pressure to take the lead.
Klizan's last opponent, the Frenchman Laurent Lokoli, refused to shake hands at the end of a tempestuous match. He now faces Diego Schwartzman in the third round after the Argentinian beat Stefano Napolitano 6-3 7-5 6-2. Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the No. 11, stopped Spain's Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4, 7-5. PLUS: Watch the Racquet Bracket Show on Tennis Channel this Friday at 9 PM ET-then play the Racquet Bracket game for the men's and women's draws.
Garcia beat Brook Koepka in a playoff past year to become the first two-time Nelson victor since Irving became the tournament's home in 1983. Horschel, who had missed the cut in his only previous Nelson appearances before this season (2011, 2012), became the 35th, and final, Nelson champion crowned in Irving before the event shifts next season to Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas .
Predators are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. But also, I think we trust the leadership of the group that we have. He came into the series 1-5-2 with a.880 save percentage and 3.57 goals-against average in his career against the Penguins , numbers that ticked in the wrong direction even though he spent a majority of three periods standing in his crease with nothing to do while his teammates were at work at the other end of the ice.
The Chilean worldwide and the World Cup victor with Germany have not committed their future to their current employers, with Sanchez earlier confirming that he will decide his future after the end of the season. But after Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League next season , Sanchez and Ozil have concerns over the team's competitiveness. In the ongoing saga of the contract negotiations between Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil , the club was reportedly ready to ...
Thompson's shot has been off in the postseason, hitting just about 38 percent from the field, but his defense is probably more important than his offense now anyway as the usual primary defender against Kyrie Irving . I do have concerns about Mike Brown coaching the Warriors in tight late-game situations. "I'm a firm believer in (stuff) happens". I carry the lessons that I learned with me, but the actual incident? While the matchup is the same, much has changed with both teams.
The first-round match started Tuesday, but was suspended because of darkness with Olivo leading 5-4 in the fourth set. Little wonder that, after beginning the year at No9, he is back among fellow Grand Slam champions at the top of the ranks and leads the Race to London.
James , who also maintains a home in northeast OH, and the rest of the Cavaliers are set to face the Golden State Warriors in a rematch of the last two National Basketball Association finals. Just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America. I think back to Emmett Till's mom actually and the reason that she had an open casket is because she wanted to show the world what her son went through as far as a hate crime and being black in America.
Following a barrage of long-distance shots from point guard Kyrie Irving and power forward Kevin Love , James pulled up for and buried a left-wing triple, which moved him past Jordan atop the NBA Playoffs scoring list. This is a bad time for Golden State's coaches to be missing action. Because of this, assistant coach Mike Brown took over for Golden State .
Prior to the announcement, just one kickoff time - the season opener against Akron on September 2 - was known. The Lions on September 9 will host Pitt's first visit to Beaver Stadium since 1999. kickoff on Fox. Kickoff for the battle with the Panthers is set for 3:30 p.m. Like the game with Northwestern, no television information has been released yet.
The Gunners salvaged silverware from a season that failed to yield Champions League qualification, with Wenger coming in for sustained criticism amid a fifth-placed Premier League finish and a humiliating exit from Europe at the hands of Bayern Munich .
Penguins center Nick Bonino is back for the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after taking a puck to his left ankle or foot in the first. "That being said, we lost the game". "If they want to go down that road, we can". "It's not textbook", said Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby , who picked up two assists.
This stance would surely meet with the ever-competitive Leonard's approval, but it's not a lock the Spurs throw their franchise player out there just because it's a big spot. Spurs playmaker LaMarcus Aldridge was prodded by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to score more, although he has faced two and three defenders at times with Leonard and star guard Tony Parker both out injured.
The Golden State Warriors are so flush with talent they can unseat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals even if they are not firing on all cylinders, TV pundits said on Tuesday. There is a way to beat Golden State. He's part of a revamped center position along with fellow newcomers Javale McGee and David West. Kyrie only played two games against the Hawks in round three before breaking his kneecap in overtime of game one of the Finals .
India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2012-13 and now only meet at the multi-team tournament hosted by either International Cricket Council (ICC) or Asian Cricket Council (ACC). "I would have loved to be there in Birmingham as well but since the game is during the month of Ramadan, the trip to Mecca with my family was already planned and I will be there for a month", he said.
Both starting pitchers departed with injuries . Arizona has split the first six contests of its 11-game road trip after Robbie Ray tossed the team's first shutout with at least 10 strikeouts on the road since 2004. Kuhl allowed two runs and three hits in five innings. He exited the game in position for the victory, but the Brewers took the lead against the bullpen before the Diamondbacks tied things up in the ninth and won in the 10th.
Golden State, meanwhile, replaced Mark Jackson by hiring Steve Kerr . He has won a title, but didn't get the MVP honor in 2015. "A lot of people wanted to see Boston and the Lakers back in the day", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics in the second half during Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston , Massachusetts.
After that, Sweden and New Zealand will collide in Race 14. "We actually made quite a lot of them, especially early on in the first two starts". "Ben has apologized", Barker said. "We respect the opposition and know how hard it is to win this event, but we can do it". "There's a couple of bruises", SoftBank Team Japan's tactician Chris Draper said when asked in a television interview about the incident.
Ajax Amsterdam coach Peter Bosz was disappointed by his team's performance in their 2-0 defeat by Manchester United in Wednesday's Europa League final, but vowed to learn from United's physical display and come back stronger. Rooney was also omitted from Gareth Southgate's England squad announced in March, although he was carrying a knee injury at the time . The striker, though, did play his part.
LeBron James hit 34 points to help the Cavaliers to a comeback win to move within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. James showed no ill effects in the game, finishing with 35 points.
Kvitova's eyes welled with tears at the end of her 6-3, 6-2 win against 86th-ranked Julia Boserup of the United States. While I'm sure Kvitova will hit a physical wall at some point due to the lack of matches under her belt, she played well enough to win another match and advance to the third round.