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Keys wins opener at French Open

EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICHStaff waters the court as Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays Joao Sousa of Portugal during their men's single 2nd round matchduring the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris , France, 31 May 2017. [Full Article...]

Ashley Chase | Penguins shoot to thrill in third-period frenzy

Ashley Chase | Penguins shoot to thrill in third-period frenzy Through two games of the Stanley Cup final the Pittsburgh Penguins have been hanging on, leaning back on the ropes, as George Plimpton once wrote of the rope-a-dope, like a man leaning out his window trying to see something on his roof. [Full Article...]

Penguins put Predators in Pekka trouble: Arthur

Penguins put Predators in Pekka trouble: Arthur 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. At the moment, Guentzel has scored 49 goals this season, the 21 in the minors, 16 more in 40 regular-season National Hockey League games, and now all those playoff goals as well. [Full Article...]

Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead A third-period eruption knocked Pekka Rinne from the net and gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-0 series advantage in the Stanley Cup final . The 22-year-old Guentzel has produced 12 goals in 21 postseason games. "He has a calming presence back there for us", Penguins defenseman Ian Cole said. That was not the end of the Penguins' quick start in the period, however. [Full Article...]

Zverev youngest Masters finalist in 10 years

Djokovic was coached by Boris Becker the last three seasons but they split past year. Zverev will improve his world ranking to No 10 after a stunning week that also included victories over Fabio Fognini, who had eliminated Andy Murray , Milos Raonic and John Isner . [Full Article...]

Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final

For me, a player who hasn't played for a long time, I'd leave him on the bench. "First, we have to play and win". "The fact that I'm still to win it pushes me on". While the Spaniard lacks the physical prowess of Bale, many believe he is better suited to the team's play due to his vision and dribbling ability, while German worldwide Toni Kroos has admitted he prefers the four-man midfield the ... [Full Article...]

Brits, Kiwis advance to next round in America's Cup prelims

Great Britain got a slight edge at the start, but the Kiwis had superior acceleration speed and mowed Ainslie down on the first reach, forcing him into a shocking foiling gybe at the first mark where he lost power and came off his foils. Wins are vital, but victories over any of those other rivals are doubly so at this stage of the regatta. Organisers were keen for racing to go ahead, having bee... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma beats OR for first NCAA title since 1989

That put the focus on the John Augenstein vs. Edwin Yi match, with Oregon's Yi taking the lead with three holes to go after Augenstein rinsed his second shot on the fifteenth, and Augenstein squaring the match again one hole later. 2 seed, upended Baylor 3-2 in the quarterfinals to open the day before topping third-seeded IL 3-1-1 in the afternoon. Oklahoma will face defending national champion ... [Full Article...]

Quote: Dana Told Aldo 'Conor Does Not Want To Fight You'

As for Aldo, he had to settle for an interim featherweight title fight by defeating Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 before being reinstated as champion after McGregor was stripped of the belt. McGregor himself once lost in short order to a journeyman named Joe Duffy on the European regional circuits. After losing his title in absolutely brutal fashion to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 in December 20... [Full Article...]

Irish trio get early chance on Lions tour

James has led the singing at more than 120 Test matches at Cardiff's Principality Stadium and has conducted. "I came into the tour of 2013 and people were talking about dropping the Lions altogether because we hadn't won it for so long", said Jones, who is making his third Lions tour. [Full Article...]

Penguins blow Game 2 open, beat Preds 4-1

Zach Smith, of Crafton, Pa., covers his Stanley Cup replica as he waits in the rain outside PPG Paints Arena before Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators , Wednesday, May 31, 2017 , in Pittsburgh . [Full Article...]

Oracle Team USA frustrated by their performance

Oracle Team USA frustrated by their performance It was not all bad news for the US crew, however, with a win in the head-to-head between former team mates Jimmy Spithill and Land Rover BAR skipper Ben Ainslie . "We had too many mistakes against the French team in our first race and made life hard for ourselves". Oracle recovered from a bad start against Land Rover BAR and passed the Brits about halfway through the race. [Full Article...]

Ron & Don: Predators-Ducks Game 5 'most vicious' game ever seen

Pekka Rinne made 32 saves for the Predators . The Nashville Predators took another step towards the Stanley Cup Finals with a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. The Ducks and Predators have been tied or within a goal for 284 minutes, 38 seconds of the 319:49 played. The Predators' injury woes have led them to use 18 forwards during postseason play, which the National Hockey ... [Full Article...]

Rabada tops ODI bowling rankings

While Rabada is no doubt determined to be the top wicket-taker at the Champions Trophy , he made it clear that his main aim is to help South Africa win the tournament. The world's No 1 ODI side begin their ICC Champions Trophy campaign against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday, June 3. There were four bowlers in the series who claimed four wickets - two from either side. [Full Article...]

Buckley Named to 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

Buckley Named to 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Former Utah State defensive end Phil Olsen is one of 75 players, to go along with six coaches, from the Football Bowl Subdivision to be nominated. Beamer finished his career as the winningest active coach in the FBS, having posted a 280-144-4 record (a.654 winning percentage) in six years at Murray State from 1981-86 and 29 more at his alma mater Virginia Tech from 1987-2015. [Full Article...]

Love explains why the Cavaliers aren't underdogs in the NBA Finals

The Heat won game 2, but that as far as they went, as the Spurs played close to ideal basketball. Its going to be tough, but we have to lock into what we have to do defensively, and sometimes you can play great defense and it doesnt work. [Full Article...]

Tedesco's Origin blinder blind-sided Queensland at Suncorp

Anthony Milford needs to be "on" from minute 1 until minute 80, Queensland boss Kevin Walters says. "He is such a big body, he is a massive bloke and plays the game hard". "They tried to slow it down last year and we're expecting the same this year", Daley said. "They certainly try and dominate the ruck, we didn't have much room to move a year ago". [Full Article...]

Andrew Fifita on Blues' dominant win over Maroons

There's no more unsafe side in any sport than a wounded Queensland rugby league outfit. That was the first time we thought Queensland were too old, that it was simply the Blues' time. In the past, once we have got that momentum with our big guys we just haven't capitalised. "They played Origin style footy tonight and we didn't", Walters said. [Full Article...]

Reporter Out At Denver Post After 'Unacceptable' Tweet About Indy 500 victor

Reporter Out At Denver Post After 'Unacceptable' Tweet About Indy 500 victor Naturally, Japanese commentators from Gaora Sports were quite excited at Sato's triumphant win. The 40-year-old, now an Indy 500 victor, would love to see his victory serve as an inspiration for more of his countrymen to choose the American open-wheel scene in the years ahead. [Full Article...]

Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for Finals

In 1971, the Warriors moved across San Francisco Bay to Oakland , and changed their geographic name to Golden State to symbolize the entire state of California. James was out-of-this-world good in the final three games a year ago, and might be playing a higher level now. But it was all worth it because of the quest for a championship. [Full Article...]


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