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Macron's party seen winning parliament majority: Harris poll

Macron's party seen winning parliament majority: Harris poll The issue of parliamentary aides played a major role in France's just ended presidential election. The main victim of what many call the "Macron revolution" will be the Socialist Party (PS), which was in power until a month ago with president Francois Hollande. [Full Article...]

Kyrie Irving: Warriors' 'chatter' gave Cavs 'extra motivation' in Game 4

At the end of that marathon quarter, the Cavaliers had outscored the Warriors 29-28, the Warriors had out-technical-ed Cleveland 3-2, and it was 115-96 Cleveland heading into the fourth. Green himself was the subject of a freakish third-quarter sequence in which he appeared to have gotten a second technical foul - and an ejection - only to have it later revealed that an early technical assigne... [Full Article...]

Penguins crush Predators to take 3-2 series lead

Penguins crush Predators to take 3-2 series lead The Department of Player Safety conducted a review of the incident, and now Sissons will be eligible to play in Game 6 on Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Sheary took a pretty feed from Crosby and sent it by Saros 1:19 into the second to push Pittsburgh's lead to four. Ekholm said the Predators tried to answer nearly too quickly. [Full Article...]

Kerr cracks that old-timers would kill Warriors

As this best-of-seven series moves to Game Four, scheduled for Friday night (tomorrow, Singapore time) in Cleveland, the only question left seems to be whether the Warriors can become the first team in National Basketball Association history to finish the play-offs with a 16-0 record. [Full Article...]

Belmont Stakes up for grabs to end uneven Triple Crown

And while the 1 1/2-mile classic brings the curtain down on the five-week odyssey that is the Triple Crown , the notion that much divisional clarity will come along with the race result is relatively slim. The horse with the most intriguing back story, Japan-based Epicharis , has a sore foot and didn't train Thursday or Friday. So who knows if we'll see even more improvement than expected. [Full Article...]

Iguodala's moment of redemption against LeBron

So, what if the Detroit Pistons got their hands on one of the perennial all-stars? In another, Kevin Durant comes in as the leader for Detroit. For both simulations, trades and injuries will be turned off to reduce outlying factors. While LeBron took Detroit to the playoffs, he was unable to get them out of the second round. Four years later, with two championships under his belt, Mr Jame... [Full Article...]

Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

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 . They're all a beat behind the play, not quite ready, not quite alert, not at all intense. It was a familiar showing for Rinne. Instead, rewind to the Predators' locker room afte... [Full Article...]

Kumar Sangakkara's tips key to win, says Angelo Mathews

Shikhar Dhawan's average in the Champions Trophy is now 92.66, thanks to big performances in the 2013 edition and a century against Sri Lanka in the ongoing one, but his love affair with ICC tournaments began long ago. It was very pleasing for us to give them a win because we had some bad times in the recent past, especially with losing a lot of lives for floods, and we are very grateful th... [Full Article...]

Conte doesn't want me at Chelsea: Costa

Conte doesn't want me at Chelsea: Costa Costa , who bagged 26 goals in 46 appearances for the Premier League champions last season, claims Conte notified him through text messages to find a new home. "I just have to look for another team to play for", he said. His hopes of playing for Spain in next year's World Cup in Russian Federation would also depend on getting regular playing time. [Full Article...]

Penguins Rout Predators 6-0 to Take 3-2 Cup Lead

Let's start with this: Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are fantastic. In fact, the Penguins beat the visiting Senators, 7-0, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final to take a 3-2 series lead. The two-time MVP ended up on top of a stickless Subban and attempted to get up only to have Subban refuse to let go of Crosby's right leg. They watched on TV as Malkin's wrist shot with 10 s... [Full Article...]

Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

Rinne and the Predators are 9-1 at home so far in these playoffs. "Not being able to get those goals in Nashville in the last couple of games, I don't think it fazed us". Save for a pair of flurries (one at the end of the first period in Game 1, the other at the beginning of the third period in Game 2) Nashville has been every bit Pittsburgh's equal. [Full Article...]

Spalletti steps down as AS Roma coach

Spalletti steps down as AS Roma coach Spalletti said at a news conference in Rome when asked what he thought of Di Francesco as his successor. "Is this a trap?" "The club is now working to find a new coach", the club statement said. "I never cut my ties with Roma completely, even when I was in Russian Federation", the former Zenit coach added. I think we can say we worked well. [Full Article...]

Scotland vs England: Match preview and prediction

Gordon Strachan's men are now fourth in Group F, but only two points behind second-placed Slovakia . However, speaking at his pre-match press conference at the national stadium, Strachan talked about a different approach from days gone by. [Full Article...]

Olivier Giroud scores insane volley against Sweden

Olivier Giroud scores insane volley against Sweden Sweden defeated France courtesy of a shocking blunder from Hugo Lloris that allowed Ola Toivonen to score a memorable victor. With the game winding down and a draw seeming the most likely result , an own goal from Cavaco Cancelo in injury time swung the game in the Swedes' favour. [Full Article...]

Conte defends Victor Moses over FA Cup red card

The 2-1 victory over London rivals and newly-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea came courtesy of a controversial Alexis Sanchez opener on five minutes, with Aaron Ramsey then heading Arsenal back ahead three minutes after Diego Costa's deflected equaliser. [Full Article...]

Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires

Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires It was just today it was just odd how it came about". World No. 1 Andy Murray advanced to his fifth French Open semi-final yesterday, defeating Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-1. After winning the thrilling tiebreak 8-6, she continued her in-form display to finish a bagel in the decider. Pliskova will next play either No. 3 Simona Halep of Romania or No. [Full Article...]

Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid stay

Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid stay Atletico were reportedly intending to sell Griezmann and replace him with his France team-mate Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon . Griezmann made an apparent promise of loyalty to Atletico Madrid on Thursday evening hours after it emerged United had actually cooled their interest in the ahead, whose contract includes a ₤ 87m acquistion condition. [Full Article...]

Scooter Gennett hits 4 home runs for Reds to tie MLB record

Scooter Gennett hits 4 home runs for Reds to tie MLB record His four home runs matched the Major League Baseball record, and his10 RBIs tied Cincinnati's club record. Although he'd never homered against Wainwright, Gennett hammered a 92-mph fastball 404 feet to right-center for his second career grand slam, putting the Reds up 5-0. [Full Article...]

Murray fights back to reach French Open semi-finals, to meet Wawrinka

Murray fights back to reach French Open semi-finals, to meet Wawrinka Murray isn't coming off his best match of the tournament, but he still managed to win 45 percent of his return points and broke seven times. "He was dictating all the points in the first set, making me move a lot". The Austrian finished on his second match point. Halep, who was runner-up at Roland Garros in 2014, will next face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova. [Full Article...]

Kohli my target: Hasan Ali on CT2017 clash with India

Kohli my target: Hasan Ali on CT2017 clash with India There were suggestions that Stokes could play this opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy just as a batsman, but Eoin Morgan, speaking to reporters on the eve of the match , seemed confident his main man would be able to bowl. On both occasions they got the better of India . "But today, media putting so much focus on everything it must be having some effect on them when they read and se... [Full Article...]


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