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Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds


Then there's the attraction of the Penguins looking to become the first team to repeat as Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. He gave up two goals in the first 6:43 of the game and it never got better. "It's a great feeling". The goal was Crosby's first goal in the Final since June 4, 2009, a span of 12 goalless games for the Pittsburgh captain. Read More »

Manchester United given £87m Andrea Belotti price


There have been reports in recent days suggesting that the Red Devils could be set to make a bid to sign the Italian forward as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his attacking options at Old Trafford. But by the end of August you sense that, actually, such a sum will align with the general pattern of splashes made by big clubs. Milan were sold to Chinese investors for £628million in April and they have plans to restore the club to its former glory. Read More »

Durant rallies Warriors to bring title within reach

That's due mostly to the addition of Kevin Durant , obviously. The Celtics' role players consisting of Bill Walton, Dennis Johnson and Danny Ainge would also give the Warriors a big challenge. Steph Curry scored quickly on the Warriors' next possession and, after a LeBron miss on the other end, Durant scored on a short pull-up to get Golden State to within a deuce, 113-111. Read More »

French Open 2017: Nadal, Djoko ease past Round One


A year ago, when Djokovic finally fulfilled his quest to win a trophy in Paris, he was working with Boris Becker - who was on hand Monday and visited with Agassi - and Marian Vajda. Paire led 3-1 and had chances to move 5-3 ahead but could not take them. Nadal was largely happy, saying: "I'm always at the start, happy for the victory". Read More »

Red Sox lefty headed to DL after bullpen slip


The Orioles have won three straight over the Sox now. Orioles: Following a day off Monday, the Orioles and Kevin Gausman (3-4, 5.92) open a two-game interleague series against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates . Home runs lead to instant offense and instant runs and in today's Major League Baseball that can translate to wins. It was the first career multihomer game for the rookie, who entered in a 1-for-21 skid. Read More »

Australia and New Zealand draw after play abandoned


Australia's pace trio underperformed in the opener and although Hazelwood pulled out a stunning performance at the end of the first innings, it could not mask Smith's frustration. In his first global outing since he returned home early from India in March with a foot injury, the dynamic left-armer, who averages fewer than 20 runs per wicket in his ODI career, looked threatening but meandered through his final overs and went wicketless. Read More »

Bacsinszky through to French Open semifinals

The 27-year-old, who also made the last four in 2015, was delighted to be in the semis. He was also beaten in straight sets by Djokovic in last year's semifinals at Roland Garros - his best run at a slam. The last player to have won his maiden career title at a Grand Slam was Guga Kuerten, and he did that right here at the French Open on, coincidentally, the same day that Ostapenko was born (8 June, 1997). Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha tried to minimise the impact of Tuesday's reverse by saying: "Obviously it affects the confidence a little bit, but this is a practice game". He added that the team Pakistan will put their best effort to win all the matches of the tournament. Though the players of both camps have tried their best to keep away from the political views and counter views around the match , the undercurrents are palpable given the cautious replies coming from either ... Read More »

Why the French Open champion broke down in tears

It's thanks to you that I fought for every point. But Bacsinszky broke back. It could most certainly be Mladenovic, who has never been beyond the quarters at a major before but appears to be playing on a magic carpet of partisan support while blossoming as a pro at the same time. Read More »

Chilly but no rain for French Open men's quarterfinals

Roberto Bautista Agut was the latest player to feel the force of Nadal's resurgence on Sunday, when he was swatted aside 6-1 6-2 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Djokovic , bidding for a seventh consecutive semi-final spot at Roland Garros , squandered two set points in the opener before losing the tiebreak and his game then fell apart. Read More »

Warriors come back to defeat Cavs in Game 3

For inspiration, they merely need to look at the mirror, for past year they became the first team to clinch the title after a 3-1 deficit. No NBA team in history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit. But Durant was not going to be denied. But you get a lot more from getting a ring. While he averages 18.5 ppg with 8.5 rpg and 7.0 apg with 65 percent from the field in the first half, the second half is an entirely different story. Read More »

Manchester attack: Beckham says United's Europa League win 'brings happiness'


In each of those games, the team lined up defensively, seemingly happy to leave with a 0-0 draw or to nick a goal on the break. The Dutch never had a reply and played "sterile" football. Maybe. But we just came to do our job. The boys were fantastic. "They put on a block and stayed way from everything and concentrated on a football match, which we did very well". Read More »

Teaser of Kevin Durant hip-hop track with LeBron James released

James is averaging two more rebounds, and 11 assists compared to Durant's seven, but perhaps for the first time , the former OKC superstar has stepped out of the King's shadow by averaging seven extra points in the Finals. I know the offense gets most of the attention but our players, they work at it, collectively, individually. Now, Durant has a chance to prove he's the difference as he tries to put the nail in a coffin that signifies more than just a series, but also his place in the ... Read More »

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

After the Korver miss, Durant hit his monster 3-pointer with James closing for the lead, 114-113, that never evaporated. Durant casually took the ball up the floor and dribbled straight into a three-point dagger over LeBron James - a shot Durant said post-game that he had been practising for his entire life. Read More »

Tired Talk: LeBron Dunks Idea He's Worn Out Guarding Durant

The Warriors hunted history past year, and got it - in the regular season. "I think it was the nature with which they won that game, the force that they brought", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Perhaps things will change in front of Cleveland's home crowd, where the Cavs have played much better this season. He hit Cleveland's first shot of these Finals - a corner three to open Game 1 - and hasn't hit a shot since. Read More »

Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals


Lue said that would also extend to rotations that may not have been used much during the regular season or the Cavs' 12-3 playoff run. "It's a "We're going to get it, don't worry, we are there for your guys" so it's our job to match the energy they will bring and like I said, we just need to play better". Read More »

Man United in talks to sign Real Madrid's James Rodriguez for €70m


LIVERPOOL have emerged as late contenders in the race to sign James Rodriguez according to reports in Spain. Rodriguez was left out of Real Madrid's 18-man squad for Saturday's 4-1 thrashing of Juventus in the Champions League final, further fuelling rumours that his time at the Santiago Bernabeu is coming to an end. Read More »

Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires


The other semifinal will featured world No. 1 Andy Murray and 2015 French Open victor Stan Wawrinka . "Trust me, I'm thinking about many things, you know, especially in the last couple months", said Djokovic , when asked about a potential break with Wimbledon starting in less than a month. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko upsets Caroline Wozniacki at French Open


Ostapenko and Bacsinszky, also a semifinalist at Roland Garros two years ago, will meet Thursday. "Probably the experience of being already twice in the quarter-finals and made it even to the semi-final once helped me a lot, especially today", said Bacsinszky. Read More »

Kohli and Yuvraj lead India rout of Pakistan


They had the worst of the elements as their innings was twice interrupted by rain, batting mostly in gloomy conditions. The skipper said that they have made a decision to play aggressimavely to keep the run rate high as match was playing under the shadow of rain. Read More »

Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors


Things turned out OK for the Cavs in 2016. "You understand the journey and how much of the energy it took from a mental and physical standpoint in order to come back from something like that", said Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving . Smith, Channing Frye, Deron Williams and Iman Shumpert - combined to go 2 for 18 from the field in Game 2. With Durant, the Warriors reached the NBA Finals a flawless 12-0 in the postseason after sweeping each of the previous three rounds and then found ... Read More »

Vettel wins Monaco Grand prix

As the German national anthem played, Vettel stood atop the podium with his eyes closed as he sang along. "I haven't spoken to the team [about that] and I don't really plan to", he said. Raikkonen surprised most people by taking pole position from teammate, and drivers world championship leader, Sebastian Vettel on Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Conor McGregor's Earnings For Past 12 Months Revealed

LeBron James, who plays for basketball team Cleveland Cavaliers, came second with a $86.2 million (Rs 553.8 crores) and the top of 32 basketball players, the highest ever number Forbes' list has ever seen. The top five is the same as past year with only James and Messi swapping places. The 28 year-old earned $50 million (€44 million) in combined salaries, prize money and sponsorship between June of last year, and June of this year. Read More »

Smalling backs Rooney to make England return

The France midfielder joined United in a world-record £89.3million switch from Juventus last summer and his performances were up and down during a sometimes hard first season. "My first season back here in Manchester was good, but quite complicated". One of few to really impress during Louis van Gaal 's underwhelming final campaign at Old Trafford, the following season went awry for the defender. Read More »

Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

The rest of the crew? In the second half, he averages just 10 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4 assists on 44.4% shooting. CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Durant released his deep shot, the one he always makes in his dreams. "We're not going to change our game because of who we're playing", Lue said. "We get a chance to go home now to our home crowd where we play well, also". Read More »

Manchester United Replace Real Madrid As Most Valuable Club

Manchester United need to sign a proven quality center forward in the summer transfer window to strengthen their attack and recent reports are heavily linking them with Spanish star Alvaro Morata . The player will make a clear and definitive decision in the next few days. Barcelona's operating income stood at $102.1 million, while Real Madrid's stood at $181 million. Read More »

Antonio Conte renews interest in Leonardo Bonucci

The Serbia global was a mainstay in the side that cruised to the Premier League title and he was an impressive performer alongside PFA Player of the Year N'Golo Kante in the middle of the pitch, often keeping Cesc Fabregas on the bench. Would he be a troublemaker at Chelsea? Sandro and Bonucci each played pivotal roles in the Italian giant's impressive season, winning both the Serie A title and the Coppa Italia. Read More »