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#STLCards miss opportunities to win series opener at Wrigley

#STLCards miss opportunities to win series opener at Wrigley

INF Matt Carpenter was out of the Cardinals' starting lineup. Batting ninth, Schwarber is similar to another leadoff batter and gives him possibly one fewer at-bat, Maddon said. Baez looked like he might spoil the effort, striking out badly on three pitches, including a big swing-and-miss on the 0-2 slider just outside the zone, but Jon Jay came in to pinch hit for Hector Rondon and was grazed by Leake's 2-2 sinker. Read More

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Golden State Warriors sweep San Antonio Spurs to reach NBA Finals

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Kevin Durant added 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors strolled to a 129-115 win over San Antonio Spurs on Monday to complete a four-game sweep of the Western Conference finals. This is where their next installment of dominance came in. However, while Curry and Durant expressed pride in the team's achievement, they each underlined the importance of maintaining focus ahead of a Finals showdown with either the Cleveland Cavaliers ... Read More

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Ducks forward Nick Ritchie ejected in Game 6 vs. Predators

Ducks forward Nick Ritchie ejected in Game 6 vs. Predators

Nashville's first home game of the Stanley Cup Final series is scheduled for June 3; the team will also host a game on June 5, and could be hosting a game on June 11, should the series go that long. Linemate Andrew Cogliano managed a measly three points in the entire postseason, and veteran forward Antoine Vermette also managed just one goal. Rinne made 38 saves to improve to 12-4. Read More

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Five Game 3 keys for Penguins vs. Predators

The Penguins lead the Predators 1-0 after the first period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final . Zolnierczyk is a high-energy player, who is afraid to hit and picked up a goal and an assist in five playoff games this spring/summer. "To know that all the support is for us out there, it makes us want to work even harder out there", said defenseman Ryan Ellis . "As a team, we know we have to be a whole lot better in that area". Read More

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Mourinho will adapt to suit United style: Anderson

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has admitted he came close to joining Manchester United a year ago, but says he was convinced to stay in Spain by his current club's show of faith in him. In what is undoubtedly going to be a long, long summer packed with transfer news and rumours, there's another one to add to the collection, and it concerns Manchester United . Read More

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Twins use HR barrage to bury Angels

Twins use HR barrage to bury Angels

Or, at the very least, Albert Pujols could do us a solid and get home run #600, so our weekend baseball isn't completely ruined. Joe Mauer drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk to give the Twins a 4-2 edge and some insurance. Scioscia stuck with Alvarez in the ninth, even though he had Norris and his 10 saves warming up in the bullpen. Ramirez's story in this Friday night slaughter is fairly easy to tell: The guy made too many mistakes against a team that has the talent to make you pay for ... Read More

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

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Watching Part II of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals trilogy last spring, Kyle Korver came to a realization. Golden State has looked stronger than ever this postseason, having recorded consecutive four-game sweeps over the Portland Trail Blazers , Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs, becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to reach the Finals with a 12-0 record. Read More

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LeBron James' home vandalized with racial slur

LeBron James' home vandalized with racial slur

He added that the most important thing is the safety of his family - wife and three children. LeBron James' infamous "The Decision" special in which he announced his choice to leave Cleveland in order to join the Miami Heat justifiably left anyone associated with the Cavaliers feeling pretty peeved. Read More

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Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid win Champions League title

Ronaldo scored two crucial strikes either side of Casemiro's deflected effort to ensure he finished as the competition's top scorer for a record fifth straight year, and sixth time overall. "I'm really happy with how things have gone for me and the great year that we've had as a team", he said . But seven minutes later Serie A champions Juve were level with a wonder goal. Read More

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Pens' Nick Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3

Pens' Nick Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3

Q. Peter, have you made a decision on who will start for you in net in Game 3? With seven shots through two games in the final, it might be just a matter of time before the puck goes in. If they manage to reverse this thing and actually win, the MVP will likely be Rinne's. But the difference in the series has been goaltending and Rinne, specifically, getting outplayed by Murray. Read More

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Penguins, Predators face unusual extra time off in Cup Final

Penguins, Predators face unusual extra time off in Cup Final

Rinne is letting up just 1.54 goals per game at home during the playoffs, and the Preds will need their goalie have a good night in order to make good on P.K. That's not typically a blueprint for success , but in the small-sample environment of postseason hockey, an opportunistic team with as much talent as Pittsburgh can apparently survive playing that way. Read More

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Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup

Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup

Plus, he's played great through 16 games in the Western conference, leading the Preds to their first ever Final appearance. It's pretty clear that Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray is outplaying Rinne. That gave Pittsburgh as many shots as it had in Game 1 . "Guentzel has 12 goals in the playoffs and their young guys have played a big role, too". I said, 'We don't talk about lineup decisions'. Read More

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Real Madrid Showered In Praise Following Dominant Champions League Victory

Real Madrid Showered In Praise Following Dominant Champions League Victory

Not for once in that second-half did they ever feel in danger of losing that game. Three minutes later Ronaldo added his second of the night from close range to make it 3-1 - his 600th career goal . "I thought (Gonzalo) Higuain was very poor". Madrid found the opener in the 20th minute as Ronaldo played Dani Carvajal into space, before neatly placing the fullback's cut-back beyond a fully outstretched Gigi Buffon. Read More

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Champions Trophy: Pride and prejudice as India, Pakistan clash

It will be a different Pakistan team". If there is no pressure, you will be over-confident. "The one who performs better on match day is the one who is going to win the match", said Pakistan's wicket-keeper batsman. Chasing a target of 300 runs, Sri Lanka were all out for 203 in 41.3 overs. I'm supposed to have spoken to players, spoken to Virat. "But in the first ODI, I thought we could have got another 20 runs in that one", said Arthur. Read More

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Sailing-New Zealand keeps pressure on Team USA with Japan win

Today's Team NZ v Oracle Team USA showdown is occupying nearly everyone's attention at the America's Cup challenger series in Bermuda, but another burning question remains: who will (or should) the Kiwis choose as opponents in the playoffs, starting tomorrow? New Zealand are seeking to avenge their 2013 defeat by Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA in San Francisco and as the highest scoring of the challengers, will be able to decide which crew they contest the challenger semi-finals ... Read More

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Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

Then came the Club World Cup with Real Madrid and the end of a five-year Spanish title drought before new highs were reached in the Champions League. After Ronaldo opened the scoring by turning home Real's first shot on goal, Mandzukic scored a sublime overhead kick - surely one of the greatest ever goals ever to grace this stage. Read More

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Ducks still without Rakell, Eaves for Game 6

Ducks still without Rakell, Eaves for Game 6

In Game Four, the Ducks earned their second win of the series . We want to put people into situations that they can have success . "It's awesome playing in front of him, and it's been unbelievable". We don't make it easy on ourselves, either. The Nashville Predators will take on the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. Read More

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Bomb blast kills dozens in Kabul diplomatic zone

US President Donald Trump has discussed the attack with Afghan President Ghani, while the UN Security Council demanded that those responsible be brought to justice. Kabul province had the highest number of casualties in the first three months of 2017 as a result of multiple attacks in the city, with civilians bearing the brunt of the violence. Read More

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Posey avoids "big guys tumbling" in Nats-Giants brawl

Harper immediately knew that Strickland meant to hit him, and charged the mound. Yet, Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland rewrote the script on Monday night in their Major League Baseball encounter. The Giants could take preemptive action to try to alter the course of events and suspend or discipline Strickland on their own, to demonstrate to the Nationals - to everybody - what a lot of them probably believe anyway: That Strickland's actions were incredibly selfish, and risky, and way, way ... Read More

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Win it for me, Pirlo tells Juve

Win it for me, Pirlo tells Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala will be the key players for their sides. Gianluigi Buffon has admitted he thought Juventus had done enough to beat Real Madrid until fate intervened in the Champions League final. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema join Isco in attack. In the second half their class, their strength, their ability to win these challenges was seen and they deservedly won, ' he added. Read More

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UFC can't shake its addiction to Conor McGregor

UFC can't shake its addiction to Conor McGregor

The 30-year-old Aldo answered critics who thought the McGregor loss indicated he was past his prime with a masterful performance in shutting down one of the game's all-time greats in Edgar last summer. This weekend, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will look to unify the UFC featherweight championship and the interim featherweight championship, which is now being held by Max Holloway . Read More

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Phil Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation

Phil Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation

Open. Mickelson revealed to Karen Crouse of the New York Times that he will be skipping the second major of the year to attend his daughter Amanda's graduation from high school. "I didn't want [ USGA executive director] Mike Davis and the USGA to be caught off guard when they made their pairings for television and what not on Wednesday and I want the alternate to know that he most likely will be in and prepare properly". Read More

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Chelsea target Juventus defender

Chelsea target Juventus defender

However, with Kyle Walker's future uncertain at Tottenham, their boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be keeping tabs on Alves' situation, while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to be reunited with him having coached him at Barca in the past. Read More

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Durant stars as Warriors dominate Cavs in NBA Finals opener

The Warriors opened a 21-point lead in the second half before the Cavaliers finally scored on a James three-pointer with 7:52 remaining in the third quarter. "Them coming off the championship and being able to be in position to win - everybody doesn't get the same opportunity". Brown says he's better understanding Golden State's unique culture of play calling and intuition on the court. Read More

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Marlins' Volquez throwing no-hitter through 6 versus Arizona

Marlins' Volquez throwing no-hitter through 6 versus Arizona

Bour then hit an RBI double for a 3-0 lead. He tied the Athletics' franchise record of four extra-base hits in a game, a feat that hadn't been accomplished since July 20, 2009, by Matt Holliday against Minnesota. "We made a mistake to Stanton", Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. "They watching right now, what happened today". TORONTO - CC Sabathia won his fourth consecutive start, Aaron Hicks had a career-high six RBIs and Gary Sanchez homered twice to lead NY over Toronto. Read More

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Mickelson to skip US Open for daughter's graduation

Mickelson to skip US Open for daughter's graduation

Mickelson has not officially withdrawn, but it seems only a first-round weather washout could allow him to participate. Mickelson said Amanda will be attending Brown University ("She's a smart little s--", he said). That's because Mickelson will skip this year's U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin . "You never know. Maybe something freaky will happen ... something happens with the commencement time-wise". Read More

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Saina Nehwal battles into Thailand Open semis

Saina Nehwal battles into Thailand Open semis

Second seed Saina lost 21-19, 21-18 to fourth seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand. In women's singles, national champion Rituparna Das lost 19-21, 18-21 to top seed Ratchanok Intanon, while Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli was disposed off 14-21, 12-21 by Ruselli Hartawan of Indonesia and Yen Mei Ho of Malaysia staved off a challenge from Saili Rane 19-21, 21-13, 21-12. Read More

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Former Michigan State players Keith Mumphrey, Max Bullough cut by Houston Texans

Former Michigan State players Keith Mumphrey, Max Bullough cut by Houston Texans

The Houston Texans have waived both wide receiver Keith Mumphery and inside linebacker Max Bullough after separate incidents with the two players. Alex Del Barrio covers the Houston Texans for Sportsradio610.com and is the color commentator for the Houston Dynamo. Mumphery, who earned an undergraduate degree at Michigan State in 2014, was working towards his master's degree in 2015 when an alleged sexual assault took place. Read More

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Former Pistons GM Jack McCloskey dies at age 91

McCloskey, nicknamed "Trader Jack", served as Detroit's GM from 1979 to 1992 and put together the "Bad Boys" team which won National Basketball Association championships in 1989 and 1990. Know as "Trader Jack", he dealt for Vinnie Johnson, Bill Laimbeer , Rick Mahorn and Mark Aguirre, among others. "He was a great judge of talent and then Chuck was able to mold that talent into a championship team". Read More

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Durant stars in NBA Finals game one win

Durant stars in NBA Finals game one win

The four turnovers by the Warriors tied the NBA Finals mark for fewest in a game done twice before last night by San Antonio in 2013 and Detroit in 2005. When Cleveland stayed on Curry, Durant got easy dunks in transition. That's huge for us. "So definitely a lot of things we can correct and get better at". Read More

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