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Steelers Congratulate Penguins On Stanley Cup Victory

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Their legacy holds up among the best the sport has had. And for that, the Penguins mostly have Sidney Crosby to thank. The 24-year-old is the fourth back-to-back victor at St. Would it be Marc-Andre Fleury? His 17-foot birdie putt on No. 15 put him ahead for good and he finished at 10-under 270. But the real story of the series is Phil Kessel . Read More »

Qui est Dominic Thiem, le bourreau de Novak Djokovic — Roland-Garros

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Le match est programmé après celui de Rafael Nadal , mais dans tous les cas ne débutera pas avant 14h . Je me fixe de grosses attentes mais je ne joue pas à mon meilleur niveau. Andy Murray a longtemps été une muraille quasi infranchissable dans leur demi-finale, obligeant Stan Wawrinka à prendre de plus en plus de risques. Read More »

Mashrafe Mortaza: Bangladesh making steps in right direction

The world called it the mother of all miracles when little Bangladesh beat the mighty Australians in Cardiff in 2005 . It was at this very venue nearly exactly 12 years ago - on June 18, 2005 - that a Mohammad Ashraful century had given Bangladesh a shock win over Australia . Read More »

Champions Trophy: India bowl Proteas out for paltry 191

The fielding was fantastic and everyone was behind the bowlers. "It is refreshing to have such a talented bunch of players so we are very confident". The fourth and fifth run outs by India in this tournament sent a shiver through the South Africans that they couldn't shake off. Read More »

Curry not fazed by National Basketball Association finals history

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I've played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower". Slice those open deep looks away and you slice a chunk of his points off the board. "If I felt better, I was going to do it". James, too, understands. He's been on both sides the previous two years. If we don't protect the three-point line and if we turn the ball over, then we don't stand a chance. Read More »

Bangladesh beat NZ in biggest Champions Trophy 2017 upset

In reply, Bangladesh had a nervous start and its four top batsmen fell for just 33 runs . Despite the win, Bangladesh-who now have three points from three matches-are still uncertain of a semifinal berth and they will have to wait the outcome of the Group A match between England and Australia in Birmingham on Saturday. Read More »

Irving at his best when things look the worst for Cavs

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In sum, the Warriors need to Curry to get hot early, but how does that happen when he's facing so many off-ball situations? Green then dialed up Durant, who signed with Golden State two weeks later. LeBron James is probably on his way to losing his fifth Finals in eight tries. James won championships with the Heat in 2012 and 2013. He's welcoming that challenge with open arms and expects to play like he did in Games 1 , 2 and 3. Read More »

Kane equaliser a 'huge moment' for young England

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Griffiths caught Hart out from 25 yards twice in the space of three minutes in the latter stages of Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Glasgow , before Harry Kane's 93rd-minute equaliser rescued a point for the visitors. Meanwhile, Leigh Griffiths was left "gutted" following the draw, despite scoring a brace of free-kicks with his first goals in dark blue. The England forward explained his main influences as skipper had come from Wayne Rooney - captain when Kane first broke into ... Read More »

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving comment on Warriors trash talk

We knew it would take something insane to match the Warriors , but what they put forward was simply the greatest first-half offensive display in NBA Finals history. Green said his suspension conversation with Myers is a moment "I remember like it was yesterday, I'll never forget it". The Warriors lead defending champion Cleveland 3-1 in the best-of-7 series and can capture their second crown in 3 years by winning Monday, June 12 (Tuesday in Manila time) before a home crowd. Read More »

Penguins beat Predators 2-0 to win back-to-back Stanley Cups

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby was selected the victor of the Conn Smythe Trophy , awarded annually to the top player in the postseason. The Stanley Cup is staying in the Steel City. "I think we learned a lot as a group, a lot of lessons the guys will carry forward for sure". He's the first to accomplish that feat since Mario Lemieux in 1991 and 1992. Read More »

Warren Gatland still considering Lions XV to face New Zealand

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That's the challenge now. But when a Blues penalty ricocheted off the post on the stroke of halftime, Sonny Bill Williams - a likely candidate to start for the All Blacks when they play the Lions in a few weeks' time - pounced and Stephen Perofeta's conversion made it 12-10 to the hosts at the break. Read More »

Truex Jr. to start at rear of field Sunday after changing engines

Wallace, the son of a white father and black mother, seemed at ease on the track and off - handling fans, the auto and the media with the confidence of a veteran. In GPPs, you still need to go after the dominator points with at least one of your picks. Wallace just wants to make the most of his time in the 43. Read More »

After nearly missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major

Soon enough, Ostapenko was holding her silver trophy - remember, the first she has ever won on tour - while listening to the Latvian national anthem ring through a Grand Slam stadium after a singles final for the first time. While Ostapenko has been able to hit a ton of winners this tournament, her go for broke style has also produce a truckload of unforced errors , something a top tier player can take advantage of. Read More »

Penguins Win Fifth Stanley Cup Championship

Matt Murray's play was the story of the game. Add an empty netter and it was a 2-0. The trend continued with Pittsburgh winning Game 5 , but Game 6 finally went to the visitors when Patrick Hornqvist scored the game victor with 95 seconds left in regulation. Read More »

With backs to the wall, Cavaliers' Irving at his best

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The Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven series to stun the defending champs in 2016, using a 112-97 win in Game 5 in Oakland as a catalyst. Now back home he expects the Warriors to not just match that level by the Cavs but surpass it. "It happens. It is what it is", said Draymond Green . Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko wins the French Open

This was her second French Open final loss even as Ostapenko became the first person from her country to win a Major. "When I first played on grass I didn't like it, I really didn't understand it", she told a small group of reporters following her shock Paris win as she recalled playing on grass at Roehampton in England as a 15-year-old. Read More »

Patric Hornqvist's Late Game 6 Goal Seals Penguins' Stanley Cup Title

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A Nashville goal would have given the Preds a crucial early lead in a do-or-die Game 6 at home . They were a bend-but-don't-break team until it got down to short strokes, and then they found a way to win. Alas, with Murray strong in net, the game remained scoreless. It was a devastating blow for the Predators, who also had a critical goal disallowed in Game 1. Read More »

Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

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Southgate praised the performance of the industrious Jake Livermore, but can he really be the answer? "There's no one else". England hardly sparkled against an industrious and spirited Scotland side in the Group F qualifier but Southgate believes they showed they have the right personality to get results in testing environments. Read More »

Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge

If most or all of the above happens, the Cavaliers will complete one of the greatest comebacks in league history. It has been Cleveland's intention since the National Basketball Association final began to limit Curry's effectiveness, and it becomes even more important when the series resumes here Monday night with Game 5 and the season once again on the line for the Cavaliers . Read More »

Eoin Morgan: England have learned lessons before Champions Trophy

Jonny Bairstow spared England's embarrassment marginally as they were bowled out for just 153 at Lord's after recovering from 20 for six against South Africa . After two excellent performances to wrap up the three-match ODI series , England looked a shadow of themselves as they compiled a dire display against South Africa at Lords. Read More »

Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy on Sunday as the Most Valuable Player of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs. Country music star Luke Bryan says he would've rearranged everything for the opportunity to kick off NBC's broadcast of Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Final . Read More »

Roland-Garros : Nadal rejoint Wawrinka en finale

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L'Espagnol, en quête d'un 10e titre sur la terre battue parisienne, n'est resté que 51 minutes sur le court, jusqu'à l'abandon au début du 2e set (6-2, 2-0) de son compatriote Pablo Carreño , touché aux abdominaux. Le tenant du titre, Novak Djokovic , a subi un revers comme on aurait pu difficilement l'imaginer pour celui que l'on considère comme l'un des meilleurs joueurs du circuit. Read More »

Stress test: High-wire Cavs stay alive in NBA Finals

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All the Cavs did was prolong the inevitable, and break up a little history along the way. The team is always going to do what's best for the team. Game 5 will be on June 13 LIVE at 9:00 am with a primetime replay of S+A at 8:00pm of the same day. Read More »

Cavs, Warriors in Game 5 Monday

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Durant started helping the Warriors chip away at a Cavs lead, using two free throws to cut the lead to 31-25 with 3:19 left in the first quarter. The flawless postseason was there for the taking, but they couldn't make history. However, James is taking some comfort in the fact that the Cavs seem to be hitting their stride. "When we're making shots and playing with pace we're a tough team to beat". Read More »

State of Origin: Queensland v New South Wales preview

The once-mighty Queensland fell apart against a young, brash and exciting NSW team. However, given it's a three match series with the home venue swapping each game, two of this season's games take place at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Read More »

Cavaliers top Warriors to stay alive in NBA finals

OAKLAND Watching Part II of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals trilogy last spring, Kyle Korver came to a realization. They were the more aggressive team. But the Cavaliers reverted to plays featuring dribble penetration towards the rim and passes to the corner (the shortest distance from the rim on the three point line) for efficient three-pointers. Read More »

How the Golden State Warriors can bounce back in Game 5

For the Warriors , Game 5 could be a painful reminder of a year ago. And when the Cavs defeated Golden State 137-116 last time out, it was because they were brutal and unapologetic for it. The All-Star point guard, who made several Golden State defenders look silly with his darting moves, excels when things seem darkest. "Then you add, of course, some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation", Irving said. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup

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Falling right in line with the home ice advantage theme, the Penguins came out swinging for the fences . Bonino's appearance in Pittsburgh's on-ice celebration after the Penguins clinched the title with a 2-0 win in Game 6 was made largely possible by an injection to help tiresome the pain in his leg. Read More »

Cavs rely on survival mentality to extend Finals

Everything's on hold in the NBA Finals . The Cavaliers will have to play their best game of the series to get back to Cleveland on Thursday night. Kyrie kept Thompson busy on the defensive end and if Smith is hitting his shot, that adds another dimension the Cavaliers didn't have in the first two games of the series. Read More »

Cavs, Warriors Reportedly Won't Face 'Extra Discipline' After Wild Game 4

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They lost game five at home previous year on the way to dropping the series. I don't think we played poorly in Game 3, but they just played better than us and they got that one. Smith with 10 points. In any event, the Cavs are still breathing and it's now the Warriors who may be feeling the pressure after blowing a 3-1 lead last June. Read More »

India thrash South Africa to enter Champions Trophy semi-final in style

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India will meet Bangladesh in the semi-finals in Birmingham on Thursday. Although he is well aware of the criticism that would come with elimination at the group stage, India captain Kohli is remaining upbeat and he called on his players to embrace the high-stakes nature of their showdown with South Africa . Read More »

Defiant De Villiers defends captaincy

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India , disciplined with the bowling and unafraid to tamper with team dynamics by introducing an extra spinner, cashed in gleefully as some moments of madness led to SA losing two wickets in six balls. "It is very hard to sell it on this kind of performance but that is what I believe in". "We believe as a team we are ready and crystal clear when it comes to preparation, when it comes to the role". Read More »