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Author: 0 Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win

The Predators had 38 shots to the Penguins' 27, but Rinne allowed four goals on 25 shots and got the hook in favor of backup Juuse Saros in the third period. A woman walks past pictures of Nashville Predators defensemen Ryan Ellis, left, and P. K. Subban outside Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, May 31, 2017 , in Nashville, Tenn.

Sport The Loop Auckland hosts rugby activation for Lions tour
Author: 0 The Loop Auckland hosts rugby activation for Lions tour

But, for the former All Blacks hooker, it is the test matches that count. "And then I just want us to win, and I don't care how we win". Jager played for Blackrock College as a back-row forward, but moved up to the front row when he moved to New Zealand .

Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as Barca coach

Barcelona have officially named Ernesto Valverde as Luis Enrique's successor in the dugout. Valverde did not confirm reports that he has already reached a deal to coach Barcelona next season, and did not dismiss taking a year off after four seasons at Athletic.

Author: 0 From Hockey 101, Preds bring Stanley Cup Final to Music City

Chris Kunitz had two assists for the Penguins for a second game in a row. Fifty teams have taken a 2-0 lead since the final went to a best-of-seven format in 1939. Monday. That was enough to end Rinne's night, but the Predators aren't blaming their goaltender for the series deficit. Bonino, who scored in Game 1 , took the puck to the left foot or ankle and could not put weight on it as he was helped off the ice.

Author: 0 £350000-per-week! Ozil and Sanchez band together in Arsenal demands

That is the level of the problem'. Speaking to Arsenal Player in the wake of official confirmation of his new two year deal , the Arsenal manager was asked about his summer plans and admitted there would some squad turnover. He issued a statement on Wednesday which called on the board to support Wenger. Adams added he does not want Wenger's job to "end in tears". Craig Burley doesn't mince his words when it comes to how he feels about Arsene Wenger's two-year extension at Arsenal .

Author: 0 Jason Roy reassured of England place despite poor form

South Africa and England are the perennial underachievers in one-day worldwide cricket , mixing high hopes with high-profile failures in the big tournaments. "At least four or five of our players have been playing cricket together for the last 10, 12 years". The South Africans are the top-ranked ODI team, with the top-ranked batsman (AB de Villiers) and the top two bowlers ( Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir).

Author: 0 LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

A slight decline in price this year was expected, given last year's NBA Finals featured a record-setting 73-win Warriors team and the possibility of LeBron James' first NBA title win as a member of the Cavaliers . This season Love has stepped up, averaging 19 points a game, 2 .5 more per contest than his previous two seasons. I think our team was the most poised past year.

Sport Who Are Celtics Fans Rooting For In The NBA Finals?
Author: 0 Who Are Celtics Fans Rooting For In The NBA Finals?

EDT at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. James and the Cavaliers are in California this week for the first and second games of the best-of-seven National Basketball Association finals against the Golden State Warriors . "She said everything is fine". It was discovered shortly after dawn on Wednesday and has since been painted over, she said. In the East, it hasn't worked because LeBron James is one of the game's all-time greats and is a dominant force.

Author: 0 Guentzel scores pair, Pens chase Rinne in 4-1 win

So let's assume the Pittsburgh Penguins win two more games before the Nashville Predators win four and they capture their fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history. "Obviously, they're going to be tough to get". Only a handful of Penguins participated in a skate on Tuesday, though the video room was crowded while they searched for ways to make sure a funk like that doesn't happen again.

Sport Tigers defeat Royals 6-5 to end trip
Author: 0 Tigers defeat Royals 6-5 to end trip

We had good at-bats. The struggles continue for Royals starter Ian Kennedy . Boyd is putting too many runners on, which leads to big two-out hits. "I felt really good the first two innings. I'll just try to correct that between starts". He only picked up two outs before Alex Avila cracked an opposite field solo shot to make it 6-3 Tigers.

Sport Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final
Author: 0 Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final

Going into the game, there will be a selection headache for Zinedine Zidane who will have to choose between bringing Gareth Bale back into the side or giving in-form midfielder Isco a place in the starting eleven. Whatever is best for the team is ultimately the most important". In hindsight, I should have stayed out a bit longer and let it heal and strengthen. I've been very unlucky with my ankle to require surgery, so it has been very frustrating.

Author: 0 Kisner holds off Spieth, claims Colonial title

It's just the second PGA Tournament win of Kisner's career, with the only other victory coming back in his 109th Tour start in November 2015 at the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, when he ran away from the field, defeating Kevin Chappell by six strokes.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant Can't Win in These NBA Finals with Fans or Media

Still, nobody could rule out Cleveland's chances given what happened previous year. Never mind that the Cavaliers are the defending champions. They key to Golden State's stout defence is Green , whose biggest defensive strength may be rim protection.

Author: 0 Penguins shuffle lines for Game 2 of Cup Final

Pittsburgh , the defending champion, defeated finals Nashville 5-3 in Game 1 on Monday. That makes an NHL-high 12 goals in the postseason for Guentzel, who is suddenly in the lead for the Conn Smythe Trophy. "I think this team has an inner belief that we can score goals", Sullivan said, "and they've provided plenty of evidence to suggest that". This is the only way we may get ahead on the scoreboard in the end.

Sport Google marks start of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle
Author: 0 Google marks start of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle

The Indian team has not displayed any signs of stress during their two warm-up matches which they won without breaking any sweat. The decision will remain the same throughout the tournament . The England captain was happy that the reality check happened for the team ahead of the Champions Trophy , not during the tournament . "I think we can expect to see more of what we have been seeing over the previous year from South Africa in this tournament - a fearless brand of cricket".

Author: 0 Rare Team USA loss in America's Cup race

The Swedish team made amends in their second race by ending the three-race winning run of Oracle Team USA with a convincing show of tactics and boat speed giving them victory by a 39-second margin after they took the lead from the start. "Great to get the first race under the belt, I'm sure all the guys having their first one are happy to put it to bed", says Glenn, with an air of relief to have got the first point on the board in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers.

Sport Huddersfield Town have the history of a top-flight team
Author: 0 Huddersfield Town have the history of a top-flight team

David Wagner wished QPR boss Ian Holloway luck for life in the Championship next season after Huddersfield defied the odds to win Premier League promotion . "When I took over in 2009 it has got harder and harder every year, we are competing with some real big boys". "I said to the players before the semi-finals: 'You are heroes, you finished fifth in the league, but from hero to zero in football is sometimes only a week and now you have the opportunity to become legends.' Now they ...

Author: 0 England, Bangladesh look to banish the batting blues

England collapsed to 20 for six in their final pre-tournament one-day worldwide against South Africa at Lord's on Monday. "The sense that this dispute will further galvanise the Australian team was reinforced by skipper Steve Smith when he indicated that winning the Champions Trophy would help the players in their negotiations with the Board", wrote Chappell in his article for Mid-Day.

Sport White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson to retire after next season
Author: 0 White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson to retire after next season

Harrelson has cut back his schedule the past two seasons since he lives in IN and drives about 90 minutes each way to and from the ballpark. The man behind some of baseball's more unique calls has set a timetable for when he'll stop calling Chicago White Sox games.

Sport Serena Williams Keeping Baby's Gender A 'Surprise'
Author: 0 Serena Williams Keeping Baby's Gender A 'Surprise'

Venus is yet to win a game in three appearances at the clay court grand slam tournament in Paris but senses that can change when he lines up alongside American Ryan Harrison. "I didn't tell a lot of people, to be quite honest, and I'd been saving it", Serena continued. He didn't permit them to affect his ability to smack a tennis ball, either, and managed to edge Borna Coric 6-2, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (6) and reach the French Open's third round.

Sport Browns Send LB Demario Davis Back To Jets For DB Calvin Pryor
Author: 0 Browns Send LB Demario Davis Back To Jets For DB Calvin Pryor

Davis signed a 2-year, $8 million deal last offseason as an unrestricted free agent after he spent the first 4 years of his career with the Jets. After recording 16 special-teams stops his rookie season in New York, Davis started 16 games each of the next three Jets' campaigns and collected 120, 125 and 114 tackles while playing alongside Davis Harris.

Sport Harbhajan Singh lashes out at media over 'privilege' statement against MS Dhoni
Author: 0 Harbhajan Singh lashes out at media over 'privilege' statement against MS Dhoni

That way I have noticed that you don't put pressure on yourself. "He was outstanding in the IPL and still capable to win matches for the Indian team", Clarke said. "I have taken a lot of advice from "Mahi Bhai " (Dhoni)", he said during the IPL. Slamming media sites for misquoting him, Harbhajan clarified that he never doubted the former skipper's selection and requested not to quote him on things which he never said.

Author: 0 Alexander Zverev upsets Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open title

Djokovic has won seven of his last eight matches on outdoor clay court. Djokovic later announced that Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open , which starts next Sunday. Svitolina will chase a fourth title of the year after trophy triumphs in Taiwan, Dubai and Istanbul. "I just have to congratulate (Thiem), because he was better than me this afternoon", Nadal said .

Author: 0 LeBron James Talks Vandalism, Racism: 'Being Black In America Is Tough'

Police were called to James' property on Wednesday morning West Coast time after a racial slur was graffitied on a private fence of his home. Thomas mentioned athletes like Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson, whose legacies include much more than what they were able to achieve playing their sports.

Author: 0 Jupiter Police Department Release Footage of Tiger Woods DUI Arrest

Jupiter Police released the dashcam footage of the incident on Wednesday night. His auto showed signs of "fresh damage" on the driver's side of the vehicle, according to the records. In a statement after his arrest Monday - before the video surfaced - Woods said alcohol was not involved, blaming his disorientation on "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications".

Sport Shop the Shoes Princess Charlotte Wore at Pippa Middleton's Wedding
Author: 0 Shop the Shoes Princess Charlotte Wore at Pippa Middleton's Wedding

She got married to the love of her life, James Matthews , a 41-year-old financier in the presence of friends and family including princes William and Harry . There were spring weddings all across England on Saturday, but only Pippa Middleton's nuptials featured two likely future British kings on the guest list.

Author: 0 Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

The Golden State Warriors took down the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games in the 2015 NBA Finals . The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in O. "But at the end of the day winning a championship is winning a championship". Ask him for the time and he'll ask if you have the time to listen while he tells you how he invented the sport.

Author: 0 The Cavaliers unveiled a new logo suite for the 2017-18 season

And that juggernaut will require the Cleveland Cavaliers to play airtight defense in these NBA Finals . The Warriors are off to the best start in National Basketball Association playoff history at 12-0, but they had won a record 73 regular season games last season and felt empty when they couldn't win the title.

Author: 0 LeBron's home vandalised in Los Angeles

On the brink of becoming the first player since the early 1960s to play in seven straight Finals, James finds himself in a similar - and somewhat surprising - situation. "Obviously when you play against somebody and it's the third time in a row and split the seasons and championships, they don't like each other". His coach that year was Mike Brown , who has served as acting coach for the Warriors while Steve Kerr is out following complications from back surgery.

Sport LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur
Author: 0 LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur

The small forward, who leads the defending champion Cavaliers into the opening game of the NBA Finals Thursday night, was not at home. And, by the time officers arrived at the home, "the racial slur was covered up by property management, police said".

Author: 0 1 last doubt for Zidane: Creative Isco or overpowering Bale?

Certainly, they are well equipped up front to cause Real Madrid problems and there will be plenty of scrunity on striker Gonzalo Higuain . Gareth Bale of Real Madrid at Valdebebas training ground, Madrid , Spain, May 30. Both sides are now in with a chance of the most sought after silverware in Europe if not the world, and the final promises to be a showcase of some of the best footballing talent in the world right now.

Sport Moses, an honest player, did not plan to dive, says Conte
Author: 0 Moses, an honest player, did not plan to dive, says Conte

Gazidis also called on the club's fans to unite behind the team after a season in which protests both inside and outside the stadium have - in his opinion - affected performances on the pitch. Despite his disappointment at missing out on the Double, Conte said Chelsea's feat of winning the Premier League with a record 30 wins meant it was still a season to savour.

Author: 0 For reasons beyond goaltending, Sullivan should bring back Fleury in Game 7

They last played in the Cup final a decade ago, when they faced the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. Will this game serve as a wake-up call for the Ottawa Senators? "There's no pressure on us". And we still have our back against the wall. Maybe the embarrassment of the loss was what Ottawa needed. Boucher sheltered the line to an nearly comical degree, deploying them only for offensive zone draws against either Pittsburgh's third or fourth lines, but they did their job when called upon.

Author: 0 Mathews likely to Lanka's Champions Trophy opener

Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara on Tuesday said defending champions India are capable of retaining the Champions Trophy title as they were a better balanced unit with "real firepower in their fast bowling". They used to trail behind other teams in terms of its strategy and approach, but now it is one of the most progressive teams. Guptill took a particular liking to Sandakan and Kapugedera late in his innings, scoring a combined 52 off 16 balls against the pair.

Sport Rabada displaces Tahir as No. 1 ODI bowler
Author: 0 Rabada displaces Tahir as No. 1 ODI bowler

Kohli, on the other hand, had taken 161 innings to reach 7,000 ODI runs. En route to this landmark Hashim Amla took just 151 innings and thereby broke Virat Kohli's record (who reached 7000 runs in 166 innings). He achieved this milestone in the third ODI against England at Lord's. He reached the breakthrough of 7,000 ODI runs in his third ODI. There had also been a slight concern over David Miller, but Domingo also gave reassurance that the big-hitting left-hander would be fine.

Author: 0 LeBron James entering the NBA Finals as the underdog … again

Golden State and Cleveland meet in the NBA Finals for the third year in a row, with the Warriors taking the title in 2015 but being dethroned in 2016 by the Cavaliers , who rallied from 3-1 down to win the best-of-seven series in the greatest comeback in finals history.

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.

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