Sport Fernando Alonso Thanks US Media With Indy 500 Photo-Op Everybody Wanted
Author: 0 Fernando Alonso Thanks US Media With Indy 500 Photo-Op Everybody Wanted

An ESPN article pointed out that most Indy fans were expecting the likes of Scott Dixon taking the win, or perhaps, Alexander Rossi doing a repeat. Meanwhile, Alonso , Spain's two-time Formula One world champion driving for McLaren Honda Andretti , had to abandon the race with 21 laps remaining when he blew out his Honda engine during his first-ever appearance at the Indy 500.

Author: 0 Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

It was Murray's ability to keep the Crusaders pinned back with his box kicks from the base of the ruck which most impressed. "And in the end that told, I think". This week's episode of The Hard Yards sees Stephen Ferris, Kev McLaughlin, Kiwi rugby writer Hamish Bidwell, Ladbrokes' Andy Wildig and host Andy McGeady discussing the underwhelming start to the Lions Tour and New Zealand's relationship with prodigal son Warren Gatland .

Author: 0 Hamilton's reign continues at Canadian GP

Starting from pole, Hamilton dominated with a lights-to-flag victory around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. " So to repeat it again 10 years later is incredibly special ". On lap 11, Verstappen's Red Bull died at the side of the track, ending his day and leaving Hamilton and Bottas alone in front. Overtaking Ricciardo was however asking for too much and the Australian finished third.

Sport Breakthrough win for Blaney a vintage NASCAR victory
Author: 0 Breakthrough win for Blaney a vintage NASCAR victory

Wood Brothers Racing won at least one Cup Series race in each of the last six decades. Sunday's win marks the 99th victory for the storied Wood Brothers Racing Team. The fourteen races including Sunday's race at Pocono has produced ten different winners including including first-time winners Blaney, Austin Dillion and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Sport Manchester United FC reach agreement to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof
Author: 0 Manchester United FC reach agreement to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof

When one piece of footage of Lindelöf, on global duty for Sweden , started doing the rounds on social media, it didn't take long before some United fans were poking fun at the pair. Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we'll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe.

Author: 0 'Real Madrid to decide future of striker Alvaro Morata'

Real Madrid and Manchester United will play this summer the European Supercup on the 8th of August. Speaking afterwards, Morata says he hopes to play alongside James once more in 2017-18 and suggested that he would like them both to stay with the European champions.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant sends love to Rihanna after Warriors win title

Durant , the MVP of the Finals, had 39 points, and Curry added 34 for the Warriors, who captured the best-of-seven series 4-1 against the defending champions. They weren't so Golden in their lone blemish, a Game 4 loss when they played some of the poorest defense in Finals history to spoil a flawless postseason.

Author: 0 Nadal out of Queen's to rest for Wimbledon

Nadal, 31 , becomes the first man in history to win the same major 10 times. "Wawrinka is a very risky opponent, so my mentality was that I can not give him the chance to be back on the match", he added. "That's the reality", said Nadal. "It's been a good start to the season and obviously Rafa is in a great position right now to finish world number one", he told

Author: 0 Lindelof will star at Manchester United, says Larsson

United conceded just 29 goals last season, good for second-fewest in the Premier League , but Mourinho has always prided himself on having an impenetrable defense. Wilkins though feels that Manchester United should have looked closer to home and snapped up Michael Keane from Burnley, arguing that Lindelof has done nothing in the game to warrant his transfer fee.

Author: 0 LeBron James reflects on the Cleveland Cavaliers' season

While it was a huge win for the Warriors - it's the franchise's fifth championship win and second since 1975 - it was arguably an even more meaningful win for Nike athlete and Finals MVP Kevin Durant . "We try to talk our young people out of being bullies". LeBron is now third in all-time Finals scoring . Or has already mastered the game in the modern media of saying whatever is necessary to draw attention to yourself.

Author: 0 40-pound catfish to be released following Penguins parade

It turned out to be a shrewd move. And there's nothing that says the Golden Knights wouldn't also use the 32-year-old goalie as trade ammunition if they were to land his rights through the expansion draft, which will unfold for a TV audience after the fact on June 21.

Author: 0 Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko crowned champion

She trailed by a set and 3-0 but launched a memorable comeback with a remarkable display of fearless shotmaking. I was 3-0 down [in the second set] but I was fighting for every point. "I want to congratulate Jelena". Halep has had issues before with being too self-critical and coming down hard on herself, particularly during matches.

Sport Lorenzo Insigne's Agent Tackles Chelsea Transfer Talk
Author: 0 Lorenzo Insigne's Agent Tackles Chelsea Transfer Talk

Napoli have no intention of selling Lorenzo Insigne to Chelsea this summer, according to reports in Italy. The Sun claim the Italy worldwide wide man would be the ideal replacement for Eden Hazard if Real Madrid come in for the Belgian.

Sport Penguins strike late to repeat as Stanley Cup champs
Author: 0 Penguins strike late to repeat as Stanley Cup champs

Speaking with reporters after the decisive Game 6, Bonino revealed he suffered a broken leg while blocking a shot during the first period of the series' second game - then played the final two periods on it. "I think it will start to sink in the next few days". Then a series that hadn't featured even a single one-goal game went scoreless through the first 58 minutes.

Sport Sidney Crosby caps stunning and perhaps unprecedented two-year run with Cup
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby caps stunning and perhaps unprecedented two-year run with Cup

Greats like Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux - the players Crosby was considered heir to - didn't just win scoring titles and MVPs and Stanley Cups . That's what's going to drive us. Colton Sissons had a goal erased by a whistle 67 seconds into the second period. He finished with nine assists and was a plus-2 in 25 playoff games.

Sport Sidney Crosby is THW's 2017 Playoff MVP
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby is THW's 2017 Playoff MVP

Sixteen seed. No one really gave us a chance against anyone and here we are in Game 6. Later that summer, Crosby hung around the Canadian world junior summer camp in Halifax, eager to soak up any kernel of knowledge he could from this country's top teenagers.

Sport Pittsburgh Penguins - The New Dynasty On Sight?
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins - The New Dynasty On Sight?

Instead, a tight back-and-forth game was decided on a last-minute goal by Patric Hornqvist - and a pretty controversial no-goal call in the second period. We were given no shot, no chance, and he just kept us in there, so those two guys come to mind. With what Crosby has been able to accomplish in his first 12 National Hockey League seasons, there is little doubt that No.

Author: 0 Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals

We left everything on the floor and it still wasn't enough", said James. Said Stephen Curry of his teammate: "The way that he embraced the opportunity in The Finals, it was unbelievable". "They're so fast, they get out in transition". Kerr, 51, missed Game 1 of the Finals and 11 total playoff games this year as he dealt with health issues stemming from multiple back surgeries.

Author: 0 Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax evasion allegations

And finally, they accuse him of "voluntarily" refusing to include 28.4 million euros in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company. The income related to Messi's image rights that was hidden includes endorsement deals with Danone, Adidas, Pepsi-Cola, Procter & Gamble and the Kuwait Food Company.

Author: 0 Erin Hills new major mountain for golfers to conquer

Told that the USGA were cutting back the heaviest patches of fescue in the landing areas at the fourth, 12th, 14th and 18th, he was incredulous. "Really?" he said. "They care about the game in Australia from what I it's a very hard balance". "It's overwhelming at times, the amount of people that are coming up to me and wishing me luck", Stricker said.

Sport Kent State Freshman Football Player Dies During Workouts
Author: 0 Kent State Freshman Football Player Dies During Workouts

Record Courier reports that a cause of death has yet to be determined, and that Heintz will subsequently undergo an autopsy on Wednesday, June 14th. According to the school's release, Heintz planned on studying marketing and entrepreneurship in Kent State's college of business administration.

Author: 0 Fullback Hogg ruled out of remainder of Lions tour

The failure to capitalise on their try-scoring opportunities has been the Lions' greatest shortcoming so far on tour, but Warburton, Tommy Seymour and Jonathan Joseph crossed against the Highlanders . For Lions: tries Joseph, Seymour, Warburton. Stuart Hogg goes down injured in Lions win over Crusaders. "That really hurt us and we have to make sure we are better in those moments because that sometimes is the difference between winning and losing games".

Sport Watch AFC Asian Cup qualifiers on TV, online
Author: 0 Watch AFC Asian Cup qualifiers on TV, online

Kyrgyzstan are an experienced side and they have quality throughout the team so they can not be underestimated. Central midfielder Eugenson Lyngdoh hasn't had the best of seasons, and defensive midfielder Rowllin Borges suffered a knock against Nepal although he is likely to start.

Sport Kylian Mbappe finally responds to multiple transfer rumours
Author: 0 Kylian Mbappe finally responds to multiple transfer rumours

Arsenal are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as Wenger aims to build a team capable of winning the title next season. "We have to sort it out, see what happens with the club too, because I'm under contract with a club. I have seen him for a good few years now and he is always scoring goals".

Author: 0 Djokovic Stretches Roland Garros Winning Streak and Sets Thiem QF Clash

I have obviously played him past year semis here, played a really good match , played an incredible match against him in Rome. The World No. 2 will take on sixth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria in his quarter-final match . And while his form might have dipped over the last 12 months, there is no denying that the defending champion will start this French Open quarterfinal as the favourite.

Author: 0 Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

The Golden State Warriors pose for a team photo with the trophy after game five of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. "You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day", Durant said. Durant and Curry were always right in the middle, yet they stayed loose and focused by building their own relationship - not to mention shooting skills - through regular shooting contests that were oh so ...

Sport Warriors release statement on possible White House visit
Author: 0 Warriors release statement on possible White House visit

Warriors' team owner Joe Lacob also addressed the report in a television interview, saying the White House visit "is something we'll worry about at the time". Of course, it remains possible that the White House will now be even more determined to issue the invitation, forcing the Warriors to say no. President Trump has already welcomed members of the New England Patriots and Clemson Tigers football team to the White House after their championship runs this past winter.

Author: 0 Judge Hits 19th Home Run As Yankees Clobber Orioles

The AL Player of the Week made the Stadium look like a Little League field for much of the past week, no more so than when he hit a 495-foot blast over the bleachers in left on Sunday. The Yankees are the only AL team to have used only five starters this deep in the season. When Aaron Judge hit it, he simply put his head down and ran the bases.

Author: 0 Warriors top Cavs for NBA Championship

Kevin Durant was criticized by many for joining an already-stacked Golden State Warriors team last July but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he fit in with the NBA's newest super team . "So, this is the culmination of a year where they grew together and learned each other's games and got better and better all year, and it was just phenomenal to be part of".

Author: 0 Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

France then scored their second rebound of the game as Djibril Sidibe scored after the Burnley stopper produced a save from tricky winger Ousmane Dembele . Mbappe hit the bar and soon after, with 12 minutes left, he set up Borussia Dortmund starlet Dembele to net the victor from a low finish past substitute goalkeeper Jack Butland .

Sport Shaw, Broxton homer as Brewers beat Cards 8-5 to split DH
Author: 0 Shaw, Broxton homer as Brewers beat Cards 8-5 to split DH

Back-to-back homers by Jesus Aguilar and Shaw sparked a four-run Brewers fourth. The Milwaukee Brewers broke their three game losing streak by taking game two of today's twin bill, 8-5. Since then, Fowler, Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty have solidified the Cardinals outfield. Right-hander Lance Lynn (5-3) struggled with his control with four walks, but was able to get out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors Destroy Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals

Newly minted Warriors star Kevin Durant , who scored 39 points in the game, was named the Finals most valuable player (MVP). Not to mention he got a quick jab at his critics with a well-timed Nike commercial shorty after the confetti fell in Oracle Arena.

Author: 0 The Bernstein Brief: Kevin Durant Completes His Validation

The city of Oakland is gearing up for a parade on Thursday, June 15, 2017, to celebrate the Warriors latest National Basketball Association title, officials said following their win. Durant , who lost in his only previous Finals appearance, led the way for the Warriors with 39 points and was relieved after feeling pressure to deliver prior to the game.

Author: 0 British & Irish Lions team to face Otago Highlanders

Beneath the fixed roof of the Forsyth Barr stadium - the atmospheric modern replacement for the old, forbidding "House of Pain" at Carisbrook - the priority will be to counter the Highlanders' fast-tempo style which bears similarities to what awaits in the Tests.

Author: 0 LeBron James rules out playing 3-on-3 basketball in 2020 Olympics

James picked those two players as dream teammates. "I grew up playing street ball, so to have 3-on-3 a part of the Olympics, I think it's also something guys can win that are not pro athletes", said Green. "We were able to get them past year, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen", James said . Speaking after his Cleveland Cavaliers team won Game 4 of the NBA Finals to cut the Golden State Warriors' lead in the series to 3-1, James ...

Author: 0 Stephen A. Smith apologizes to Durant's mother after Warriors win title

KD was relentless on both sides of the court, playing a menacing defence and igniting the league's best offence. While the "King" was not able to collect his fourth ring, he still managed to become the first person to average a triple-double (33.6 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists) in the NBA Playoffs.

Sport Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit
Author: 0 Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists but it proved in vain as the home team came out on top. He hit a 17-foot fadeaway over James early in the fourth quarter, then assisted on a 3-pointer by Andre Iguodala the next time down as the Warriors pulled away.

Sport Anderson sharp, Brewers get help on odd play, beat Mets 2-1
Author: 0 Anderson sharp, Brewers get help on odd play, beat Mets 2-1

The statement says they "are dealing with this matter internally". Many people wondered how it would be possible for Mr. Met to do such a thing considering he has four fingers. Mr Met , left, distributes t-shirts to fans during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in NY.

Sport Will Warriors head to the White House?
Author: 0 Will Warriors head to the White House?

Members of the Super champion New England Patriots have also visited since President Trump took office. Team spokesman Raymond Ridder wrote in an email to The Times today, "We have not been invited to the White House ". "Most everybody" from the national championship team planned to attend, Swinney said, although some players are now in the NFL and were not able to do so.

Sport No locals taken on first day of Major League Baseball draft
Author: 0 No locals taken on first day of Major League Baseball draft

Overall, the numbers weren't any more staggering than usual, as 12 of the first 30 selections were high schoolers, along with 24 of the 45 players taken in the competitive balance round and Round 2. His arm might be a touch short for the infield position , but teams might be willing to send him out and let him play his way off the dirt. "This is about getting as many players as we can in the Twins organization to help get us back to where we want to be as a team", Falvey said.

Sport Warriors fans celebrate National Basketball Association title with rowdy street party
Author: 0 Warriors fans celebrate National Basketball Association title with rowdy street party

The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them a year ago after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. To be back here, bring ol' Larry back home, I'm just excited to do something special. After leading from start to finish in game four, the Cavaliers began aggressively Monday as well.

Sport UN Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan
Author: 0 UN Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan

The Australian embassy was put into lockdown but a Defence Department spokesman said all Australian personnel deployed to Afghanistan had been accounted for. A German diplomat who asked not to be named said some staffers had been injured. The city's acting mayor says the massive truck bombing in Kabul caused property damage as far as 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) away from the blast site.

Author: 0 Nadal wins 10th French Open title

Rafael Nadal coasted to a record 10 French Open title yesterday, demolishing Stan Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final which also earned the Spaniard a 15 Grand Slam crown. Asked what the most hard moments were during the past fortnight, Nadal was stumped. Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Stan Wawrinka .

Author: 0 Morgan hints at picking Bairstow for first semis vs Pakistan

Ultimately it's about the team. I think his all-around ability is as good as we have in this squad, "he added". Farbrace said the manner of Roy's first two dismissals of the tournament, both times moving across his stumps in attempts to flick a fast bowler to the fine leg boundary, only emphasises why they were keen to stick with him.

Author: 0 French Open week one review

The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, just one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012. His reward is a date with another fellow Spaniard and good friend Pablo Carreno Busta , who battled past Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 8-6 in four hours and 17 minutes on Sunday to reach his first-ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Author: 0 LeBron James spectacular again; his efforts not enough for Cavs

The Warriors used a 28-4 flurry in the second quarter to take a lead they never relinquished, then relied on the scoring of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry down the stretch to hold off the Cavaliers en route to a 129-120 victory Monday night, claiming their second National Basketball Association championship in seasons.

Author: 0 James would want Jordan, Johnson as his 3-on-3 teammates

Speaking after his Cleveland Cavaliers team won Game 4 of the NBA Finals to cut the Golden State Warriors' lead in the series to 3-1, James said : "I'm not very good in a 3-on-3 thing". I stay out of the 1-on-1 matchups during practice, the 2-on-2 and the 3-on-3s. "So probably not. I probably won't be a part of the 3-on-3 matchup". In the same press conference, he said that he probably wouldn't participate in the tournament, but he feels it is "great for basketball." "So I think ...

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