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NHL Predators mince Ducks to take series lead

NHL Predators mince Ducks to take series lead They werent necessarily the wrong calls. That's not where you want to be after two games. " Nick Ritchie said goal", he explained, "and I started celebrating". That earned McLeod an instigator penalty along with a game misconduct. Pekka Rinne has been the best and most consistent goaltender in the 2017 National Hockey League postseason. [Full Article...]

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

Pierce, who retired at the end of the season, took to Twitter to acknowledge his hand in the Celtics' lottery fortune. I don't know what's happening here. For more than two decades, the ping-pong balls have defied the Celtics. The Nets had the worst record in the National Basketball Association. Former Nets general manager Billy King probably doesn't need any reminders about his disastrous trade... [Full Article...]

Andy Murray waits on French Open draw

Andy Murray waits on French Open draw His projected quarter-final opponent is Kei Nishikori, while Tomas Berdych could await him in round four. "I got to No. 1 in the world at the end of last year and there's been some times this year where it's been hard to keep up the motivation and set new goals", Murray said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Kolkata to face Mumbai for IPL final berth

The team needs me at that time and I just want to bowl well and win the match for them. Karn Sharma was the star for Mumbai as the leg-spinner bowled one of the spells of the tournament, picking up four wickets and conceding just 16 runs from his four overs. [Full Article...]

Kyrie Irving Scores 42 Points, Leads Cleveland to Game 4 Win

Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. Al Horford put down 16 points and 7 rebounds. He capped his blistering 19-point outburst with a 3 in the final second of the quarter and celebrated at mid-court by pretending to put two pistols back in his holster. [Full Article...]

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

LeBron James was sent to the bench in the second quarter of Game 4, but Irving never missed a step. The Boston Celtics left game four with a nice idea of how well this Cleveland Cavaliers team can shoot. Added center Tristan Thompson: "Just another chapter in the Kyrie story". That the Cavs did, because they seem to thrive on drama. King of Cleveland LeBron James has praised the... [Full Article...]

Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics We have to regroup and get back to playing desperate basketball". "Everybody had to step up their game, especially with one of our brothers down", Thomas' replacement Marcus Smart said. "We had opportunities", James said. It was an uncharacteristically passive performance by James. Irving was clutching his ankle and writhing in pain one moment. [Full Article...]

Dominant Kyrie Irving Told Himself, 'They Cannot Tie Up This Series'

Then, Irving completed a three-point play with 1:02 left in the third quarter and beat the buzzer with a deep three-pointer at the end of the period. "He's probably one of or the best one-on-one player in the league", Tyronn Lue said. Boston assisted on upwards of 74 percent of its field goals. Cleveland's two stars shone the brightest. The Golden State Warriors punched their ticket Monday... [Full Article...]

Power play drought continues as Senators drop Game 4

He was very good in this one, as he didn't allow a goal until late in the second period (his team had already built a three-goal lead at that time ). I don't think that was their typical game they played (Wednesday). We are debuting a new format today, transitioning away from the Monday morning long read - debating five topics at a time - to instead hit the hottest topics as they happen and b... [Full Article...]

Fernando Alonso To Start 5th in Debut IndyCar Race

Fernando Alonso To Start 5th in Debut IndyCar Race But it's awesome, I hope this really sets the trend. An obvious question to ask Hinchcliffe - even before Alonso's qualifying performance - is: "Can he win?" Pro Mazda and USF2000 are idle until each series has a doubleheader race weekend June 23-25 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. [Full Article...]

LeBron James Disappears as Celtics Win With 21-Point Comeback

LeBron James Disappears as Celtics Win With 21-Point Comeback The Celtics tied the Cavs at 95-all on Smart's 3-pointer and then matched the James and Co. basket for basket in the final minutes in one of the most entertaining games of what has been a mostly boring postseason. Similar to Memphis, Boston sports have always had that edgy, "don't mess with us" feel that is just on a much bigger scale, reaching out to a much bigger market. [Full Article...]

Avery Bradley stuns Cavs with last-second shot; Celtics win Game 3

Avery Bradley stuns Cavs with last-second shot; Celtics win Game 3 The Celtics tied the Cavs at 95-all on Smart's 3-pointer and then matched the James and Co. basket for basket in the final minutes in one of the most entertaining games of what has been a mostly boring postseason. "We have to play a lot better". James took just three shots in that fourth quarter and missed them all. Forget playing like he had throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. [Full Article...]

Koscielny banned for FA Cup final after Arsenal's appeal rejected

In terms of the top four, the damage was done long before Ronald Koeman and Everton rolled into north London . There's no doubt that Wenger would quizzed on Adams' comments in his final Premier League conference of the season. The 25-year-old managed to finish the game as Arsenal eased to a 2-0 win but his symptoms developed and the German global was forced to sit out Sunday's final lea... [Full Article...]

Liverpool eyeing silverware after top-four finish - Milner

But having banked £148m in prize money and television payments this season - and with a minimum of £40million expected from the Champions League providing they get through a play-off in August - there will be significant funds available. "It's a big relief". Champions League or not, the Gunners are in a strong position and would surely demand a massive fee before agreeing to any sale. [Full Article...]

Final: Cavaliers 130, Celtics 86

Final: Cavaliers 130, Celtics 86 Votes were cast on a points basis - five points for first, three for second and one for third. "Double-digit leads and wins are pretty surprising", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said . Leonard , who has won the last two Defensive Player of the Year awards, led the Spurs to 60 wins for the second straight season for the first time in franchise history. [Full Article...]

Barton: Klopp's current side is the worst Liverpool team I've played against

The match was the last for Watford manager Walter Mazzarri with his club finishing two places above the relegation standings after 38 games. "Some other reasons where we will talk about another day", he said . Hector Bellerin , Sanchez with his 24th league goal of the season and Aaron Ramsey were on target, with the three points only briefly under threat after Romelu Lukaku's 25th this term ma... [Full Article...]

Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115 The Spurs face the top-seeded Warriors on Monday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals at the AT&T Center. "We lost; it happens". It wasn't his ordinary game. And then there's Durant, who not only looks in great shape after his own injury scare, but is peaking at the right time as his chemistry with Curry seemingly improves game by game. [Full Article...]

Reasons To Believe In The Penguins In Game 7

Reasons To Believe In The Penguins In Game 7 The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will meet in a Game 7 for the fourth time and second time in the Sidney Crosby/Alex Ovechkin era. It was only midway through the final period, with the Penguins slowing after the wear and tear of a Washington blowout, when Fleury's glove couldn't keep the game within three. [Full Article...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predators regain West finals lead, stay unbeaten at home

Beyond just the comfort that comes with having a 3-1 series lead, a win would ensure the Ducks need seven games to advance. With fundamentally sound defensive play and plenty of offensive flash, Subban, Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm are a big reason why the Predators are in position to take early control of their franchise's first conference finals with a second road victory. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal claims Madrid Open for third straight title

Nadal , 30, dispatched old foe Novak Djokovic for his first win over the Serb in three years on Saturday and has now tied him on a record 30 Masters titles. But I'm just here to try to make it the best possible way, to play my best tennis, and of course to beat an opponent such as Novak, it gives you a lot of confidence. [Full Article...]


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