Author: 0 Dillon puts the No. 3 Chevrolet back in Victory Lane

It is the first time the famed number three auto has been in victory lane for the Coca-Cola 600 since Dale Earnhardt beat Jeff Gordon in 1993. Dillon is the 10th different Cup Series victor in 2017. He has 45/1 odds to win tonight, but he is a three-time victor of the Coca-Cola 600 . Dale Earnhardt Jr . was hoping for his first Cup Series win at Charlotte - a place that had holds fond memories for him - but was not a major factor.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Roy Will Definitely Play, Says Morgan

You are representing a billion people, there is so much responsibility and expectations. ICC then thought of continuing with the tournament and now in 2017, it has been re-branded as the World Cup of the champions . With Ben Stokes in an excellent form, they are expected to dominate Bangladesh in the tournament opener. He also dismissed Bangladesh's success against England in the 2015 ICC World Cup as a thing of the past.

Sport Pep building a City to be reckoned with: Kompany
Author: 0 Pep building a City to be reckoned with: Kompany

Mazzarri's squad will be without Sebastian Prodl after his late sending off in the game against Chelsea . City lie third in the Premier League table before their visit to Watford on the final day of the season tomorrow. "It was a dream come true for me to come to the Premier League", he said. City produced a goal to delight their manager in the 36th minute - the move starting with goalkeeper Willy Caballero before, several passes later, David Silva released Leroy Sane down the ...

Author: 0 Pens wary, Preds confident as Game 2 looms

Nashville again controlled play through two periods - even-strength shot attempts were 44-24 for the Preds - but the 23-year-old kept it close for the defending champs. The gulf actually stretched 37 minutes in all, which sounds like a flawless way for the opponent to win. The first period unspooled with Pittsburgh matching its entire output from Game 1 , spraying Rinne from all over, which he probably did not mind.

Author: 0 Milwaukee slugger Braun nears return from DL for calf strain

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson (57) is doused by Orlando Arcia, right, at the end of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks , Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Milwaukee . After the bats came out red-hot to begin the season, they have begun to cool down and Milwaukee hasn't been putting up as many runs of late. Milwaukee finally got on the board an inning later when Jett Bandy homered off left-hander Jorge de la Rosa and took the lead an inning later against ...

Author: 0 Adam Silver doesn't see Cavaliers/Warriors as bad for NBA's competitive balance

When it comes to the sting of racism and concern for family, even a championship showdown loses its luster. Brown coached LeBron James to his first playoff berth in their first year together in Cleveland in 2005-06. This is what was destined since Kevin Durant decided that if he couldn't beat the Warriors, it would be best to join them , in search of his first championship.

Author: 0 Far from her best, Kvitova shows she still has it in Paris

Although Kvitova said her hand felt "a little bit tricky" at times, particularly on the serve, she never experienced pain during the match. Kerber became the first No. On the men's side, defending champion and second-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced by beating Joao Sousa, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3. But today's setback, albeit on a surface she has no great affection for and having made an opening-round exit in Paris a year ago, threatens to leave her season in tatters.

Author: 0 Previewing the NBA Finals with BangTheBook Radio

The four-time scoring champion is the biggest addition to a team favored to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals starting Thursday in Oakland, and he is not about to change anything in his approach. It was hard for James to think that he won't be home with his family until next week and he said he would settle instead for a FaceTime call, saying, "It's kind of killing me right now".

Sport Police dashcam footage shows Tiger Woods arrest in Florida
Author: 0 Police dashcam footage shows Tiger Woods arrest in Florida

Woods, 41, said in a statement on Monday that his DUI arrest was the result of "the unexpected reaction to prescribed medications". Officers noted that both driver's side tires of the Mercedes were flat, with "minor damage to both respective rims", damage to the front and rear bumpers and a rear taillight that appeared to be out.

Author: 0 Cavaliers unveil new logos for the 2017-18 season

To help set the table, I joined BangTheBook Radio to do a deep dive into the odds for the NBA Finals and some of the matchups to watch as the Finals get going. Curry produced well, but his points weren't coming within the flow of the game. And the fact he is not making shots at the pace he used to should be very concerning.

Author: 0 Mumbai Indians crowned champions of IPL 2017

They had previously won in 2013 and 2015. It would be Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians who would be up against Steve Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant . Manoj Tiwary hoiked the first delivery to square-leg for a boundary to bring down the equation to seven from five, but then the Aussie pacer struck back.

Sport Charges withdrawn against Preds fan who threw catfish onto ice
Author: 0 Charges withdrawn against Preds fan who threw catfish onto ice

Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) makes a save during the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins game against the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. "He's just continued to get better", Sidney Crosby said of his on-again, off-again linemate. The first shift in the third period, we score. The Predators are available at a lesser price than they were for game 1 after losing 5-3, and the majority of the action is coming ...

Sport Jackson to play pre-Game 3 concert in Nashville
Author: 0 Jackson to play pre-Game 3 concert in Nashville

Pontus Aberg scored for Nashville, which has 18 shots, and Jake Guentzel scored for Pittsburgh, which has 12. "Getting that goal early in the third was big, but we need to continue to work to get that earlier in the game and sustain it throughout the game".

Author: 0 Fultz: 'I want to be the No. 1 pick really bad'

With the beating they took during the Eastern Conference Finals , the Boston Celtics are now reportedly trying to come up with solutions about their frontline. Markelle also revealed that he has a growing relationship with Isaiah Thomas , who also played at the University of Washington . Unfortunately, they were no match for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers .

Sport Bale or Isco? Zidane must decided for Champions League final
Author: 0 Bale or Isco? Zidane must decided for Champions League final

But with Bale back in training on Tuesday, Zidane now has a massive decision headache. Almost 75,000 will cram into the Millenium Stadium on Saturday, but those coming for a closer look at the hometown hero may be disappointed. So we've devised a full-proof plan to help you sound like the smartest guy in the room come the big day. Rather than falter in his absence, Madrid have flourished.

Sport Transfer Focus: Could Matic make Man United move?
Author: 0 Transfer Focus: Could Matic make Man United move?

Bakayoko has been a revelation since joining Monaco from Rennes in 2014 with midfielder playing a key role in helping Leonardo Jardim's side win the Ligue 1 title and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League last season. The Serbian worldwide has been linked with a move away from west London this summer and the Express suggest that Matic could head to Man Utd once Bakayoko's deal is concluded.

Author: 0 Police Release Dashcam Footage Of Tiger Woods Being Arrested

On Wednesday, Jupiter Police Department released dashboard footage of the former world number one failing to pass a sobriety test a short drive from his home. Woods, who is recovering from back surgery, apologised and said he took "full responsibility" after spending almost four hours in jail. Woods was arrested about 3 a.m., booked into jail and released on his own recognizance with no bond a few hours later, according to records.

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Author: 0 Zidane: "The players were f*****g fantastic"

Madrid stayed in front of its rival during most of the season and capped its title run with a 2-0 win at Malaga in the final round. But he was caught on camera along with Modric looking nonplussed when he was informed by Real Madrid's press officer Juan Camilo Andrade that they would not be receiving the trophy.

Sport £30m Flop Moussa Sissoko Tells Tottenham He Wants To Quit The Club
Author: 0 £30m Flop Moussa Sissoko Tells Tottenham He Wants To Quit The Club

Janssen clocked up only 827 minutes in the Premier League and 236 in the Champions League, but nevertheless believes that his season at Spurs has been worthwhile as he has got better by playing and training with better players. We will see what the offers are, but Ligue 1 continues to be attractive. "I was not expecting such a small amount of playing time ". "If a situation arrives where I can leave, I hope they don't cause problems".

Author: 0 New photos show flat tires on Tiger Woods' vehicle during DUI arrest

The video also shows officers handcuffing the 41-year-old as he can barely keep his eyes open. The report noted that the golfer changed his story about where he was going and where he was coming from, originally saying that he was coming from "L.A." and on his way to "Orange County" before stating that he had no idea where he was.

Author: 0 Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

Each team is still stacked with numerous same great players from the last two seasons, but the Warriors have one big change from the last time these two teams met in the Finals: Kevin Durant . another Eastern Conference Championship . James spent several weeks in Los Angeles last summer working with his production company. James, a native of Akron, Ohio, does not reside at the home on any sort of a regular basis.

Sport Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead
Author: 0 Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

In Game 1 , the Penguins had gone 37 minutes - including the entire second period - without a shot. The Predators tried many times to get the Penguins to slip into some old habits. The Penguins matched that at 16:36, when Guentzel somehow squeezed the puck between Rinne's left arm and the goalie's body. They went 9 minutes and 50 seconds without a shot, reminiscent of the second period of Game 1when they had no shots at all.

Author: 0 Mertesacker returns to inspire Arsenal's Cup glory

With Wenger's situation at the Emirates set to be decided in a meeting of the club's directors this week - including majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, chairman Sir Chips Keswick and chief executive Ivan Gazidis - the Frenchman believes the result at Wembley should sway the board in his favour.

Author: 0 James Hahn shoots 64 to take lead at Byron Nelson

It was only fitting the final Byron Nelson in Irving would go into a playoff round. James Hahn fired a six-under 64 at the Four Seasons Resort course in Dallas to take a share of the lead with fellow American Ricky Barnes after the first round of the Byron Nelson tournament yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Sport Predators confident, Penguins wary as Game 2 looms
Author: 0 Predators confident, Penguins wary as Game 2 looms

It was 1 second shy of the fastest goal to start a period in Final history. The detailed process behind the fish toss started in Waddell's home state, where he bought two upper-deck seats to the game for $350 each and an oversized catfish.

Author: 0 Five problems for Wenger and Arsenal

As well because this club cherishes the values I love, he told Arsenal TV. Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke likely has the final say on such a decision and his support of Wenger has been fairly unwavering. The 28-year-old Chilean, though, has made it clear to be a great player you need to win trophies on a regular basis - two Copas America have sated his worldwide appetite - hence why Bayern Munich's apparent interest in him could turn his head.

Author: 0 Origin Game 1: How it all unfolded

Smith's Origin lieutenant Cooper Cronk doesn't believe the Maroons should throw the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to selections. "If you look at the teams on paper, they've got some big bodies there, so we need to slow them down somehow".

Author: 0 State of Origin 2017: Here comes Game 1

Bring on Origin 2 at ANZ Stadium, and expect Johnathan Thurston and Billy Slater to present the home side with more pressure and more talent. Tedesco was also crucial in preventing a couple of Queensland chances right at the death thanks to a pair of heroic tackles near the line, and although the Maroons challenged, it proved to be all huff and very little puff.

Author: 0 Sportswriter Fired for Controversial Indianapolis 500 Tweet

For Andretti Autosport , this marks back-to-back Monday morning victory photo ceremonies, with Alexander Rossi taking the checkered flag past year. "I can't begin to thank the Japanese fans", he said. "It was so close". At the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis , he said the drive to the finish against Helio Castroneves , who was seeking a fourth Indy 500 win, was intense.

Author: 0 Cavs, Warriors set for ultimate finals battle

The 2016 season ended on the night of June 19, and ever since then the Warriors and Cavaliers have been betting favorites to get back here. While that may be possible for some, I find it virtually impossible to watch any sport I care about and not root for one team or the other.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr possible to return in Finals, sources say

ET is that they have produced dozens and dozens of games over the past three years at Oracle Arena and Quicken Loans Arena. James purchased the home in 2015 but does not reside there on a regular basis. The past two NBA Finals series between the Cavs and Warriors have been defined by the small forward matchup. And three of those clubs then lost the finals.

Sport Ramachandra Guha resigns as BCCI Administrator
Author: 0 Ramachandra Guha resigns as BCCI Administrator

Taking a step forward after removal of the BCCI's president Anurag Thakur and its secretary Ajay Shirke, the court had nominated the four-member panel of administrators as an interim measure in accordance with the court's previous directions issued on January 2.

Author: 0 Charges dropped for Preds fan who threw catfish on ice in Pittsburgh

The defending National Hockey League champion Penguins moved into a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, which now shifts to Nashville for Game Three on Saturday . "Overall these two games, like I said, it's disappointing to be down 2-0 but we have to be feeling still positive with the way we played as a whole and creating chances".

Author: 0 Sethi poised to become Pakistan Cricket Board chairman

While the reigning champions scripted a 45-run win over the Kiwis in their first encounter after reaching English shores in a rain-truncated game, the No.3 ranked side on Tuesday made mincemeat of Bangladesh with a 240-run victory. After Goel's decision to stand firm on the government's decision, PCB have begun holding talks with the BCCI regarding alternate venues for Indo-Pak series with the most likely option being having matches between both teams at multi-nation tournaments.

Author: 0 Ranking LeBron James Top 5 NBA Finals opponents

They knew the same people, and where to land a competitive pickup game. LeBron James is on record saying he wants to own an National Basketball Association team. "Getting the platform to show my love and commitment to the game of basketball and help grow the game worldwide is something I never take for granted, especially with how much I learn from the people I meet each year and the incredible culture and history they represent".

Author: 0 LeBron's focus shifted from Finals to racism after vandalism

But I think you get into a risky area when you begin to think, oh, this is an automatic win. This year provides the most exciting matchup yet as Durant and James go head to head. But if the front office has even the slightest bit of foresight, they know what's coming down the road in terms of salary cap issues. His recent story , which compared this potential trade to the James Harden deal in Houston, was the genesis of today's scenario.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics Game 5 Recap: The Trilogy Awaits

So those character traits are going to be important moving forward, that they continue to be passed on from the guys that are in that locker room. Golden State wrapped up their series against the San Antonio Spurs with a 4-0 sweep on Monday night.

Author: 0 Schindler prepares for party after seeing Huddersfield into Premier League

I'm very disappointed with the result but not by the players. Schindler stepped up, in front of the travelling Huddersfield fans as he cooly slotted past Ali al-Habsi and wheeled away to soak up the jubilation. We have the entire town behind us, and to see them is a great feeling", said Huddersfield's Bermudian striker, Nahki Wells. You need to feel that experience and learn from it if you want to get there again.

Author: 0 NFL Makes 4 Big Rule Changes For 2017

Owners cut the overtime period from 15 to 10 minutes for all games. Now teams will have to trim 37 players at one time following the last preseason game. Other misdemeanours he names include Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins, who "drew a penalty and a fine for miming shooting an arrow". Instead there will be one mandatory roster cut, going from a 90-man roster to a 53-man roster.

Author: 0 Why Tristan Thompson hasn't watched Game 7 of 2016 NBA Finals

LA police were investigating Wednesday as James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers prepared for Thursday night's Game 1 at Golden State. The rest has benefited the guard as he's been on fire this postseason, averaging 28.6 points while shooting 50 percent from the field, 43 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line.

Author: 0 James' house vandalized on eve of Finals

This is true no matter who wins the Finals. "So that's the goal in this organization with this team, and that's going to always be the goal". Many people on the internet will call them losers, chokers or frauds. This prediction goes against what more basketball-savvy reporters than me expect. The Warriors won the first championship matchup against the Cavaliers in 2015.

Sport Takuma Sato claims $2.45 million for Indianapolis 500 win
Author: 0 Takuma Sato claims $2.45 million for Indianapolis 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Keeping up with Ed Jones was a pretty tough task at the Indianapolis 500 . NEW YORK (AP) - There is no rest for Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato , and that's OK. "Taku did an awesome job", Andretti said. But Sato, who has been burning the tracks in the IndyCar series for nearly a decade, has proven an Asian driver can outdrive the best of them.

Sport Jury for Cosby trial includes two blacks
Author: 0 Jury for Cosby trial includes two blacks

The 11 jurors chosen so far include one black. Of the new 100 person pool from Allegheny, Penn. - one of the least diverse places in the US - 16 are black. Cosby believes the case against him could be racially motivated. One-third said they were more likely to believe police testimony, almost one-fourth had been convicted of a crime and almost one-fifth said someone close to them had been sexually assaulted .

Author: 0 Cavaliers-Warriors set to re-ignite rivalry

His 3.8 3-point attempts per game is pretty low, but it wouldn't be surprising if he let loose in the Finals. Brown, who once coached James with the Cavaliers , has emphasised perseverance when dealing with James, especially since Kevin Durant will be dealing with him much of the time .

Author: 0 Pacers lead India to massive win over Bangladesh

Roy's situation has not been helped by the impressive form of Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow , who has struck three half-centuries in his last four one-day clashes for England . "We have to understand where we are". In Liam Plunkett they have a hugely underrated performer who could be crucial if he can get his cross seamers going as well as he did in the middle overs in the series against South Africa - a tactic that both surprised and frustrated their batsmen.

Sport Champions Trophy 2017: England preview, squad, form, history and who to watch
Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: England preview, squad, form, history and who to watch

While Pakistan hold a 2-1 lead over their fierce rivals and neighbours in the Champions Trophy , it is India who have won 10 out of the 11 contests at the World Cup and World T20 tournaments between the two sides. However, Mortaza added: "But we know that we are also a better side; that we are a very improving side". Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha tried to minimise the impact of Tuesday's reverse by saying: "Obviously it affects the confidence a little bit, but this is a ...

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