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John DeShazier: Saints waiting on third opinion on Nick Fairley's heart issue

John DeShazier: Saints waiting on third opinion on Nick Fairley's heart issue He's getting a third opinion - or has already gotten a third opinion - (and) we're waiting on that opinion. It's obviously something that's significant and serious, and we've got to pay attention to, obviously, both for Nick and for the club. [Full Article...]

Ostapenko youngest finalist in Paris in 10 years

Swiss Bacsinszky , also a birthday girl who is 28 today, will be making her second semi-final appearance in three years at the French Open . Tennis lovers can probably not think of a better way to spend their birthdays than going to the French Open , but imagine having the chance to reach your first grand slam final on the day of turning a year older. [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli Wants This Cricketer To Replace Anil Kumble As Indian Coach

Virat Kohli Wants This Cricketer To Replace Anil Kumble As Indian Coach While the CAC's decision is nearly as good as final, it will have to be ratified at the June 26 Special General Meeting (SGM) after BCCI acting president CK Khanna requested acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary to defer the process. "The team has had great performances under Kumble". "Virat has never come and told any BCCI official that he doesn t want to work with Kumble. Everyone in Indian crick... [Full Article...]

Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds

Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds Guentzel, who snapped an eight-game goalless drought when he pumped the victor by Rinne with 3:17 left in the series opener, tied it later in the period. Even worse, the game was tied 1-1 after the first two periods. A style that now has the Penguins two victories away from history. The Nashville Predators have returned home to Music City after another tough loss in Pittsburgh . [Full Article...]

Penguins have the experience, Predators the momentum

Penguins have the experience, Predators the momentum The Pittsburgh Penguins will be sticking with Matt Murray between the pipes for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final . The feeling here is that Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is just as adamant as Laviolette was and that Murray will be the starter in Game 5. [Full Article...]

Milwaukee Brewers melt down in extras innings, lose to Giants 9-5

Milwaukee Brewers melt down in extras innings, lose to Giants 9-5 Milwaukee's Paolo Espino was at the plate at the, ahem, bottom of the second inning when the visitor chose to doff his trousers and show the world what his mother gave him. Relief pitcher George Kontos didn't help, allowing a solo homer to Jonathan Villar in the seventh that gave the Brewers a three-run lead. Giants rookie Austin Slater hit his first career homer in the fourth off starter Paol... [Full Article...]

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

If that doesn't seem fair, welcome to the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA Finals experience. The Cavs missed their last eight shots and didn't score in the last 3:09 of the game. 30 seconds later, with 45.3 to go, Durant hit a three over James to put the Warriors up for good . The 2007 Big 12 player of the year was a can't-miss prospect, and we all suspected he was going to be a great National Bas... [Full Article...]

Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals On Wednesday, his opponent Pablo Carreno Busta retired when he was trialing 2-6, 0-2 with an injury, thereby giving the nine-time champion more time to rest ahead of a tricky quarter-final test. He was definitely the better player on the court today. The defeat on its own was not the most surprising thing - Roland Garros has represented the Serbian's least successful Grand Slam tournament ... [Full Article...]

Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid It was from the position that he scored twice, as Zinedine Zidane's men defeated Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final on Saturday night. Ronaldo has often referred to Ferguson as a fatherlike figure in his life and it was fitting that his former manager was there to congratulate him on one of the best nights of his career. [Full Article...]

'16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters

'16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters I play a great match or two in a row, and then I play a completely opposite match . "It was just today it was just unusual how it came about". He reaches the quarter finals without dropping a set. Time for Novak Djokovic to take a break from tennis? The world number extended his dominance over the Austrian once again this year when he stopped the latter in the semi-final of Rome Masters la... [Full Article...]

Warriors stun Cavs, go up 3-0

Smith's 3-pointer. Love's 3-pointer at 8:59 gave the Cavs their first advantage at any point after the first quarter in this series, and Cleveland's 94-87 lead toward the end of the period was its largest of the series. With Durant surging toward a Finals MVP, the Warriors are 3-0 with a chance to become the first team in league history to go 16-0 during the playoffs. [Full Article...]

Sampaoli banking on Messi for World Cup revival

Sampaoli banking on Messi for World Cup revival Sampaoli said he didn't want his star playmaker working in an isolated manner, so "we're going to push for the team to play collectively with Messi to get the best out of him". It contrasts to the approach of relaxed but no less serious Brazil , whose intensive training has been open to the media at Lakeside Stadium while the world's No.1 team have also provided two players to the media at the en... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops retiring; Lincoln Riley to take over

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops retiring; Lincoln Riley to take over He led the Sooners to a national championship in 2000 and won 10 Big 12 titles over 18 seasons. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoop . Stoops stepped into retirement and Riley was introduced all in one press conference. As Lincoln Riley advanced his career over the past decade, the same two words have been said about the wise-beyond-his-years coach. Just last month, Oklahoma gave Riley a three-year c... [Full Article...]

Ostapenko and Halep will determine the champion of Roland Garros

Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland serves during her semi-final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium on Thursday in Paris. And she's not one to hide her emotions, either. With Bacsinszky serving at 3-5 Ostapenko, coiled like a spring, brought up two match points with an unstoppable backhand return that cleaned the baseline then smote a rasping fo... [Full Article...]

Messi commits future to Barcelona

Messi commits future to Barcelona Liverpool midfielder, Philippe Coutinho , is believed to be the source of debate between two of Barcelona's stars, Lionel Messi and Neymar . '[Staying with Barca] is what I have always wanted, what I have always dreamt of. With that Barcelona clearly want to ward off potential suitors for a player who is expected to be a vital part of the new Valverde era . They lost 0-3 on aggregate... [Full Article...]

Dabrowski makes Canadian history with win

The German-Colombian pair had taken the first set easily as they won 6-2. The 32-year-old's experience showed in the first set, with a 100% record on her own delivery. They hadn't dropped a set until Thursday's final. Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland is facing unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on Court Philippe Chatrier. [Full Article...]

Liverpool FC new boy inspires England u20s to World Cup Final

Liverpool FC new boy inspires England u20s to World Cup Final Cook pulled a long-range effort wide with Jordan Clarke-Salter doing well to deny Federico Dimarco from ten yards with a well-timed block before Solanke spurned two more opportunities as Paul Simpson's men trailed at the break. Italy take on England on Thursday at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in the semi-finals of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. "There's been a lot of work and planning along t... [Full Article...]

Patriots close to extension with WR Edelman

Patriots close to extension with WR Edelman The Kent State product helped Brady and the Pats to another Super Bowl victory, this time beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime. He caught 92 passes for 972 yards in 2014 and had 105 receptions for 1,056 yards in 2013. With Edelman set to play on an expiring contract, it appeared as if the Patriots were preparing for life after Edelman when they acquired Brandin Cooks from the New Orle... [Full Article...]

Ominous Nadal Back On Court In Paris

Ominous Nadal Back On Court In Paris Play was held up for over three hours on Tuesday before finally resuming at 1845 local time (1945 EAT) with the first two women's quarter-finals at Roland Garros . The Austrian player will now face Rafael Nadal in the semifinal. "So Dominic Thiem today is one of the up-and-coming rising stars that, of course, is very hungry to beat you and to get his hands on a grand slam trophy". [Full Article...]

Price hammered, Red Sox routed 9-1

Making his third appearance this season since recovering from a strained left elbow, Price (1-1) was tagged for six runs and eight hits in five innings. NY pitchers have held opponents hitless in their past 36 at-bats with runners in scoring position, the longest streak for a major league team since Houston (0 for 39) in 2015. [Full Article...]


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