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Penguins on brink of repeat after blowout win

Nashville Predators' Viktor Arvidsson (38) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin (62) trade punches during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . There were two strong back-to-back stops, in particular, on James Neal shortly after Bryan Rust scored the second Pittsburgh goal. "Experience is the best teacher for all of us", Sullivan said. Read More

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Bonino missing third straight game for Penguins

He added his third assist on the first goal of the series from Phil Kessel , who had three points in the win. Just 66 seconds later, Crosby tied the score on a breakaway. The catfish have become the unofficial mascot of the series as Nashville fans have taken to throwing it like Detroit Red Wings fans with octopi. The Predators say their watch party at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville was sold out nearly an hour before puck drop, with thousands of fans inside . Read More

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Raikkonen sets pace, Stroll 17th in Canadian Grand Prix practice

A five-time victor at the Canadian GP, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, Hamilton already led qualifying - but by just four one-thousandths of a second over Sebastien Vettel - when he made his final trip around the circuit. "I wasn't entirely happy at the start of qualifying but it got better and better and I was able to step it up for the last run". Fernando Alonso , back for his first Grand Prix after skipping the one in Monaco in favour of racing in the Indianapolis 500, pulled ... Read More

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Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka - player profiles

But for sure it becomes 10. Nadal missed seven months of action between 2012 and 2013 due to a left knee injury and then a stomach virus. "I had too many problems on my knee, so I was not able to practice at all". At the same time it was windy out there, and he didn't play on the centre court before that match . While Murray, runner-up at Roland Garros previous year, will be pleased with his run to the last four, it is the Swiss player who advances to a second final in the French ... Read More

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Huddersfield clinch Premier League promotion

Victory in the playoff final at Wembley Stadium, in a penalty shootout, against Reading on Monday secured a return to the top flight for the Yorkshire club after a 45-year absence. "They will have a de-brief on Tuesday, as I understand it, but that's football I'm afraid". "We have had so many setbacks, so many problems, we don't have the biggest squad, but we trusted and believed in ourselves". Read More

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Cavs halt Warriors perfect postseason, party in Game 4

The Warriors hit only 11 3-pointers from 39 attempts, while the Cavaliers had a flawless percentage 24 of 45. PRUITT: Well, you know, for all of you Alabama fans, they are preseason No. Now the Cavaliers are trying to become the first team in National Basketball Association history to recover from a 0-3 deficit at any level of the playoffs. Read More

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Penguins strike early and often in 6-0 demolition of Predators

Predator coach Peter Laviolette , who talked to The AP, didn't put all the blame on Rinne. "That is, hands down, the best game that we've played in this series to this point", Sullivan said. He allowed three goals on nine shots before Laviolette parked him on the bench at the start of the second period. Rinne stopped 50 of 52 shots he faced back home in Games 3 and 4. Read More

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Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

Pekka Rinne's game seemed to be in tatters and the Penguins fan base was musing whether it preferred a clean sweep or just a split of the two games in Nashville so the defending champions could raise the Cup on home ice. "It's pretty likely that this will be the end, and if it is, I'd love it to be holding that sucker again", he said, adding he will still take time this offseason to make a decision. Read More

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Kimi Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice at Canadian GP

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice at Canadian GP

Hamilton was in sensational form as he captured his sixth Montreal pole - which was also his 65th career pole in F1, moving him level with Senna for a share of second place in the record books, behind only Michael Schumacher on 68. The Mercedes-GP driver has won five times in Montreal before, including the past two years, and he will be confident of repeating that feat on Sunday and cutting championship leader Sebastian Vettel's 25-point lead at the top of the drivers' standings. Read More

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic posts message after being officially released by Man United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic posts message after being officially released by Man United

The striker suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo last season and it has been predicted to keep him out of action until the start of 2018. After firing PSG to four Ligue 1 titles on the trot and leaving the Parc Des Princes in the summer, Ibrahimovic was reunited with Jose Mourinho and snapped up by the Portuguese boss as his first signing at Old Trafford . Read More

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Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Subban's head on the ice near the end of the first period and what he said was an inadvertent flip of a water bottle onto the ice during play. Rinne stopped 50 of 52 shots he faced back home in Games 3 and 4. So it makes flawless sense, in that isolated context, that Peter Laviolette pulled his franchise goaltender after a mere period of the Penguins' eventual 6-0 pounding of his Predators. Read More

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Maria Sharapova will miss Wimbledon due to injury

Maria Sharapova will miss Wimbledon due to injury

Sharapova confirmed, however, that the thigh injury she sustained at the Rome Masters on May 16 was worse than she first feared. At the moment the five-time Grand Slam title victor is ranked at 178. She was wearing a bandage on her thigh at the time. But the injury she suffered in the Rome claycourt event in May has scuppered her plans, leaving her to probably hope for a wild card into the US Open, the season's final Grand Slam event. Read More

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ICC Champions Trophy: England banking on Ben Stokes's all-round talent

Australia's warm-up match against Pakistan only lasted a handful of overs and South Africa A again were only able to bat half an innings in their second warm-up match against Derbyshire. England won the three-match series 2-1. Test wicket-keeper Bairstow is still struggling to nail down a permanent place in England's ODI side, despite some impressive recent batting displays in white-ball cricket. Read More

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Hamilton: Vettel is clearly Ferrari's No.1 driver

Hamilton: Vettel is clearly Ferrari's No.1 driver

Knowing that Lewis Hamilton was so far down the track took huge pressure off the German and he easily defended his position from Valtteri Bottas going up the first corner. 'We're going to work very, very hard over next two weeks to make sure we're ahead of these Ferraris. "They deserved to win, they had the quickest auto out there", Wolff told reporters. Read More

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Ostapenko recovers to take first title

The 20-year-old is the youngest French Open victor since Iva Majoli in 1997 and the first player to win a debut tour-level title at a Slam since Gustavo Kuerten in Paris that same year."I am really happy". Jelena Ostapenko's winners, also the number of her unforced errors . Halep broke for 3-1 when Ostapenko drilled long, but the latter retrieved it the next game with a thumping return. Read More

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Messi to end career in Barcelona

Messi to end career in Barcelona

Messi's dad Jorge supposedly played a key part in the negotiations over a new deal with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu personally contacting him to help reach an agreement. According to BBC, Messi, who was runner-up to Real's Cristiano Ronaldo in the Ballon d'Or, told the Barcelona website his goal is "to try to improve each season in regards to the last, and that is the aim for next season". Read More

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Los Angeles Lakers Doubting Lonzo Ball; To Trade No. 2 Pick

Los Angeles Lakers Doubting Lonzo Ball; To Trade No. 2 Pick

There is no consensus among the Lakers' higher-ups yet as to who the pick will be, and Ding notes it will be hard for players to stand out in one-on-none workout situations due to the lack of opposition. Since they're in rebuild mode, it seems that Sacramento is mostly focused on finding new young talent to bring to the roster in the hopes they build a Golden State Warriors team through the draft. Read More

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IOC decides to award 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games on same occasion

IOC decides to award 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games on same occasion

Steve Cannon, chief executive officer of Falcons owner Arthur Blank's AMB Group, says there have been "a few exciting milestones on the roof over the last week" for the new stadium. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency. Wasserman and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued the following joint statement on Twitter: "We welcome the IOC Executive Board's decision to recognise two ... Read More

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Louisville tops Kentucky 5-2 in NCAA super regional opener

Louisville tops Kentucky 5-2 in NCAA super regional opener

Kentucky did that, but came two games short of contending for the ultimate prize. No victory was bigger than Tuesday morning's rain-delayed, 10-5 regional clincher over North Carolina State. Individually speaking, the series will present fans with some of the nation's top young talent. J.J. Schwarz and Nelson Maldonado were both hit by pitches to load the bases with one out. Read More

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Coles unlikely to play in Lions series

Coles unlikely to play in Lions series

Lions head coach Warren Gatland was absolutely delighted that his side bounced back from the midweek loss to Auckland Blues and he noted one familiar Ireland star when asked about the Test Series against the All Blacks . The Red Rose winger took over at No 15 from Stuart Hogg early in the first half and had a standout performance. The Lions came through with flying colours, silencing critics and doubters, with Owen Farrell starring at both fly-half and inside centre. Read More

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Memorial Cup Final: Windsor Spitfires vs. Erie Otters open thread

Memorial Cup Final: Windsor Spitfires vs. Erie Otters open thread

Being the host team got the Spitfires a free pass into the tournament and like many host teams, they didn't waste the opportunity. There isn't a solution that would appease everyone. The 6-foot-4, 194 pounder added four points, including two goals, during the postseason. It's a little bit of luck when it's a one timer like that. "We hit two goal posts in the third, but you don't always win them". Read More

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Kuerten says Nadal could win 15 titles in Paris

It was a match filled with wild momentum swings between two players displaying completely disparate styles: Ostapenko's grip-it-and-rip-it approach versus Halep's more conservative keep-the-ball-in philosophy. Proud, I can say, because I think the mental part helped me a lot this tournament in all the matches. But that did not seem to trouble the Swiss player too much as she broke straight back. Read More

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Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6

The Penguins skated in Pittsburgh before flying to Nashville. After all, it wasn't just Crosby (three assists) who shined for Pittsburgh on Thursday night. He attempted to extract himself but couldn't, then unleashed a torrent of punches at Subban's head. Both got holding penalties. I think we've got to play with urgency. Read More

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Ferraris (Vettel, Raikkonen) fastest in Canadian GP practice

The three-time Formula One world champion set the fastest lap ever seen at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve circuit by an F1 auto clocking one minute 11.459 seconds around the 4.361-kilometer (2.709-mile) track. Hamilton was presented with the helmet during post-session live television interviews out on the circuit and was clearly surprised. "The fact I've now reached him in that area.I just can't believe it". Read More

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Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US

The SPLC, a civil rights organization based in Montgomery, Alabama, has long designated ACT for America a hate group and ACT's founder Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese immigrant, a member of the nation's "Anti-Muslim Inner Circle". A similar scene played out in a park near a NY courthouse, where counter-protesters sounded air-horns and banged pots and pans in an effort to silence an anti-Shariah rally. Read More

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