Penguins home favorites against Predators for Game 5 of Stanley Cup final

Thursday's victor will have a chance to clinch the Stanley Cup in Game 6 on Sunday night in Nashville. The goals that came so easily to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final - the ones that arrived in bunches and seemed to signal an emphatic end to Pekka Rinne's spectacular playoff run - have disappeared. [Full Article...]

Freshman football player dies after morning workout

Freshman football player dies after morning workout The oldest daughter in a triple homicide in North Royalton was also a Kent State University student. The first-year player died following a workout on Tuesday. Tyler Heintz , a freshman football player, was taken to the hospital following a conditioning drill at Dix Stadium, the school reports. A part of the Golden Flashes' 2017 recruiting class, Heintz meant to study marketing and entreprene... [Full Article...]

U.S. may send more troops to Afghanistan in fight against 'surging' Taliban

U.S. may send more troops to Afghanistan in fight against 'surging' Taliban Mattis said a request by General John Nicholson, the head of U.S. and worldwide forces in Afghanistan , for additional troops would mostly be made up of troops who would train, advise and assist Afghan forces, potentially putting them with Afghan forces at the brigade level. [Full Article...]

Lions loss another lesson ahead of tests - Gatland

Lions loss another lesson ahead of tests - Gatland Having got the show back on the road with an excellent win over the Crusaders last Saturday, the Lions were looking to maintain the momentum against the Highlanders in their midweek match. The conversion from Biggar made it 10-10 at the break. "It's a quality Lions set piece and we wanted to match that". Con Sopoaga (2). Pen Sopoaga (3), Banks . [Full Article...]

Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

Monaco full-back Djibril Sidibe made it 2-1 at the break, although it appeared to be advantage England when Raphael Varane was sent off for bringing down Dele Alli and Kane beat Tottenham colleague Hugo Lloris from the spot. Mbappe was thwarted again by Butland in stoppage time, although it is surely a matter of time before this brilliant talent scores the first of dozens of goals ... [Full Article...]

Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History Spanish for 10th - in Paris lifts him into historic territory. The Spaniard becomes the first man to reach double figures at a single slam and, if he continues to play like this, then Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 Australian Open titles looks certain to fall. [Full Article...]

Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago to the Cavs to miss a repeat. "It's just not my time". Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench in a testy, tightly called finale to this trilogy Finals that everyo... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid demand £78m for Alvaro Morata

While former long-serving captain Robson does not mention any potential new recruits by name, Morata is presumably exactly the kind of player he wants to see arrive at Old Trafford over the coming months. Lopez also dismissed suggestions that Morata could be joining AC Milan this summer, revealing that the Italians had not managed to match United's bid for the forward. [Full Article...]

Congressman Scalise in critical condition after shooting

Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack". Steve Scalise and several others. "(Scalise) couldn't be a nicer guy and always joking around and clowning around at practice. "It's just unbelievable to think about", he said. [Full Article...]

More changes to come for sliced Maroons team for game 2

The most changes ever made to a Maroons line-up in the middle of a series is six, once in 1984 and again in 2002. While Origin veterans Billy Slater and Johnathan Thurston are back for the must-win match. "We will work that out in the next couple of days", Walters said. "We all look back in retrospect now and think that side they ( Queensland ) picked in game one was so far behind th... [Full Article...]

McGregor vs Mayweather is happening and the date has been set

McGregor vs Mayweather is happening and the date has been set Breaking: The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight is official and will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on August 26. Those negotiations took time, but UFC President Dana White said he came to terms with McGregor's team. [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy 2017: India defeat Pakistan by 124 runs

Champions Trophy 2017: India defeat Pakistan by 124 runs Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma set the ball rolling for India's batting. The 31-year-old left-arm quick suffered the setback while bowling during Pakistan's crushing 124-run defeat by title-holders India at Edgbaston on Sunday in what was the first match of the one-day worldwide tournament for both the arch-rivals. [Full Article...]

USGA pledges no repeat of rules gaffe from last US Open

The world number two has been critical of the changes made to the Erin Hills course , and also responded to whether he is in any way anxious after going three years without a Major win. You could see (the drive) leave the club but you can't see it coming. Instead, the USGA will station at least two officials on every hole (except for par 3s) and in other strategic spots along the course. [Full Article...]

Cleveland Browns sign 2nd round draft pick, QB DeShone Kizer

Cleveland Browns sign 2nd round draft pick, QB DeShone Kizer Myles Garrett limped out of practice on Wednesday. He was able to walk, albeit with a noticeable limp, into the field house along with the rest of his teammates when the weather warning sirens went off and practice finished indoors. After the NFL Draft , Garrett admitted that he was only at 75 percent during his final college season because he was playing on an ankle that he badly sprained back ... [Full Article...]

Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes

While there are a host of activities set for the Belmont Stakes , the actual race doesn't actually occur until the evening. He produced his only previous graded stakes victory when Ortiz rode him to a 4 ½-length decision in the Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 11. [Full Article...]

James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

Following Monday's win, he embraced his mother, Wanda Durant , on the court. "So I probably got to beat him in the gym". Of the Spurs' six trips to the Finals only the 2013 clash with LeBron James' Miami Heat (an average of 17.47 million television viewers) came close to what "The Trilogy" produced. [Full Article...]

Andy Murray enters semi-finals

Andy Murray insists he is not comparing the size of his grand slam trophy collection with that of French Open semi-final opponent Stan Wawrinka . "We'll see. Obviously it's not an easy decision to make, but I will see how I feel after Roland Garros and then decide what to do next". Murray lost his cool, then fought back from 2-4 down in the decider to lead 5-4, but lost the last three gam... [Full Article...]

Bacsinszky, Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

The second-seeded Czech fended off three break points on her way to claiming the second set 6-3, clinching it with a forehand victor on her second set point. But she calibrated her strokes better as the air swirled less and it was clear Ostapenko was up to the task against the 11th-seeded Wozniacki, who is 26. [Full Article...]

Pakistan beats Sri Lanka, to play England in CT semis

Pakistan beats Sri Lanka, to play England in CT semis Pakistan's semi-final will be their first meeting with England in a 50-over tournament since 2003 and their first knockout clash since they won the 1992 World Cup final. Sarfraz was now the key man but Sri Lanka dropped him on 38, when with Pakistan 194 for seven, Thisara Perera at mid-on floored the simplest of catches. [Full Article...]

Roger Federer comeback halted by Tommy Haas in Stuttgart

Roger Federer comeback halted by Tommy Haas in Stuttgart Federer , building up for an assault on an eighth Wimbledon title, hadn't played since March and skipped the entire clay court season . Federer is now the No. Flashing his own backhand brilliance, Federer greeted a short second serve with a superb backhand return strike down the line breaking at love for a 2-1 second-set lead. [Full Article...]

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