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Preds Try To Solve Penguins' Home Ice Edge In Game 5

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To his point, three missed the net, another three were blocked and only two found their way to Pekka Rinne - both of which were stopped. "Obviously not the start you want to have", Rinne said. Eight different players scored for the Predators in the two home wins, including a pair from Frederick Gaudreau. When it comes to shot attempts, the Predators once again hold a large margin at 227-177. Read More »

US OPEN: Back-9 bogeys halt Harman

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Rickie Fowler was able to find plenty of positives from his performance at the U.S. Open despite letting another major slip through his fingers. "I didn't exactly get my dad a card, so this works". Open champion said. Hopefully, though, in the future, in majors, I can play in the either last or next to last group to give myself a better chance . Read More »

Golden Knights pick Fleury in expansion draft

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Had they not been as deep on their blue line, the Ducks likely wouldn't have considered trading Theodore. The NHL Awards are only moments away and the announcement of the Golden Knights initial roster isn't far away. Actor Joe Manganiello will host the event. It was a savvy move by McPhee , who made 10 trades leading up to the expansion draft. Dreger also said Wednesday that "rumblings indicate" Leipsic will be the player McPhee selects off the Maple Leafs' roster. Read More »

Bayern Munich rules out transfer of Robert Lewandowski

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Manchester United is looking to capitalize on rumors that Robert Lewandowski is unhappy at Bayern Munich , according to reports, but Jose Mourinho's team will have to battle Chelsea for the striker. In Munich pole annually earns 15 million euros. Though it feels a little mean when Walker seems to be eyeing a move elsewhere from a club that don't want or value him as he feels he should be, Levy is a businessman. Read More »

Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev II

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Andrew Ward (left) proved that his previous win over Sergey Kovalev was not a gift. However, rather than calling a halt to the action, referee Tony Weeks saw that Kovalev's body language was that of a fighter who may have wanted out and called a surprising halt to the bout. Read More »

Mexico coach Osorio apologises for bust-up with Kiwi bench

Group A now sees the Portuguese and Mexico sit equal on four points, with Russian Federation a further point back while New Zealand is yet to register a single point. Meanwhile, Portugal and Mexico finished 2-2 in their Group A opener on Sunday and will be hoping to pick up three points as they seek to stay in contention to qualify for the knockouts. Read More »

Rafael Nadal crushes Stan Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title

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The pressure from Nadal was relentless in the third set as well, as he broke Wawrinka time and again to take the final set 6-1. Nadal's total Grand Slam title count now stands at 15, moving him past Pete Sampras into second on the Open Era men's leaderboard , behind Federer (18 ) and ahead of Djokovic and Australian legend Roy Emerson , both of whom have 12 majors to their names. Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud

The transfer market has been hit with a trigger following Ronaldo's hint that he could leave Spain if he is eventually hammered in the tax case. The 32-year-old has also expressed his desire to return to Manchester United following these allegations and instructing his reps to secure a move back to his former club. Read More »

La "décima" de Rafael Nadal en chiffres — Roland-Garros

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Cinq sets, c'est un challenge très dur contre un joueur comme lui. Cet incident avait mis un coup d'arrêt à sa reconquête. Un joueur comme Nadal vous met le doute dans la tête, notamment lorsqu'il dicte le jeu. Pendant plus d'une décennie, d'avril à juin, il a été presque imbattable: 389 matches gagnés sur 424 disputés, soit près de 92% de succès. Seulement voilà, lorsqu'il évolue au niveau qui a été le sien depuis le début du tournoi, Rafa n'a tout simplement aucun égal sur terre battue ... Read More »

Ward stops Kovalev in eight to win rematch

Without any hesitations, we might say that Kovalev was robbed last night. Kovalev (30-2-1) said he believed he could've kept fighting. But the bout scheduled for 12 rounds at the Mandalay Events Center has been overshadowed this week by the announcement that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor reached an agreement to fight on August 26 in Las Vegas . Read More »

Germany too good for Socceroos in Russian Federation

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While this tournament does not seems to be an important for Germany judging by the squad they have sent, they will still want to win this game since it is the German mentality. In the first half we sat back a little bit more, which is not our game. "It's a loss and the loss falls on me, it's my responsibility". Chile dispatched Cameroon in relatively routine fashion in Moscow and a third win in eight attempts against Germany would put them on the brink of a semi-final spot. Read More »

Brendan Schaub offers Max Kellerman $100000 bet on McGregor-Mayweather fight

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President Dana White doesn't believe Conor McGregor or the promotion loses credibility if Floyd Mayweather emerges victorious on August 26 . The contest will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, with the Nevada State Athletic Commission having approved the date for a Mayweather Promotions fight , Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett confirmed. Read More »

Gatland blasts All Blacks tactics as Test looms

CHIEFS: Shaun Stevenson, Toni Pulu, Tim Nanai-Williams, Johnny Fa'auli, Solomon Alaimalo, Stephen Donald (c), Finlay Christie, Tom Sanders, Lachlan Boshier, Mitchell Brown, Michael Allardice, Dominic Bird, Nepo Laulala, Liam Polwart, Siegried Fisi'ihoi. Read More »

England reaches Champions Trophy Semis

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England are hoping this tournament will yield a first major one-day global title and skipper Eoin Morgan said there was more to come from his side. The chase came to a premature end in the 45th over, as Plunkett took the wicket of Tim Southee. In reply, New Zealand could only manage 223 all out in 44.3 overs. Read More »

Fleury eligible for National Hockey League expansion draft

Names like Marcus Kruger and Trevor van Riemsdyk will be available to the Golden Knights, who will get to choose one player from each of the 30 National Hockey League teams to assemble their first roster. cap hit, an established 20-plus goal scorer like Neal, 29, would fit the bill. Teams went one of two routes when compiling who would be protected - either pulling aside seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender or eight skaters and one netminder. Read More »

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

Everyone is familiar with some of the favorites, Lonzo Ball , Markelle Fultz , and Josh Jackson . The team is still debating, but is reportedly leaning toward selecting Duke forward Jayson Tatum , who is a almost identical athletic talent, with a longer wingspan and better touch from different areas on the floor. Read More »

Lions outclass Chiefs before first NZ Test

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It was a break-out effort, finished by Jack Nowell - his second of the night - and came via several pairs of hands and an appreciation of time and space. George North remains the favourite on the left wing. With Wales star George North now not firing on all cylinders, Daly is set to spark some burning of the selectors' midnight oil and possibly claim a Test wing spot. Read More »

Liam Williams in at full-back for British & Irish Lions

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Liam Williams has been preferred to Leigh Halfpenny at full-back, with Elliot Daly starting at left wing and George North omitted from the match 23. "It is tough because you're putting a group of players together in such a short period". The Lions have won four of their six warm-up matches ahead of the three Tests - with the first at Eden Park on Saturday - and have shown gradual signs of improvement on tour. Read More »

French Open 2017: Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko wins Latvia's first grand slam

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The 47th-ranked Ostapenko, only two days past her 20th birthday, raised her arms in victory after drilling a final backhand victor down the line. "That really helped me". She took advantage of a bit of luck, too, holding for a 5-3 lead when she hit a backhand that clipped the top of the net, popped way up in the air, then dropped over onto Halep's side. Read More »

Ronaldo header gives Portugal win over Confed Cup hosts Russia

Ronaldo also skipped his media duties after winning the man of the match award following Portugal's 2-2 draw with Mexico , claiming he needed to undergo treatment on a knock instead. However, the hosts were unlucky not to force an equaliser after a string of chances in a strong second-half display. The All Whites' semi-final hopes are now over. Read More »

NHL: League mixes fire, ice in Vegas

The event was held at the T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas , Nevada. Fleury took the stage in a Golden Knights jersey to wild cheers from his new home fans. In the fourth and final round of announcements, Vegas added two forwards (Erik Haula and William Karlsson ) and three defensemen (Schmidt, Clayton Stoner and Trevor van Riemsdyk ) in addition to Fleury. Read More »

Confederations Cup Preview: Groups And Game Times

But empty seats remain a concern, with Russia's Sport Express reporting that some tickets were being handed out to state workers for free in a bid to fill the stands at an upcoming Confederations Cup match in Kazan. Russian Federation set out to start the game strongly, and they did so, with Golovin seeing a shot saved and New Zealand twice needing to clear goal-bound efforts from Poloz and Viktor Vasin in the opening 10 minutes. Read More »

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

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He averaged 20:20 of ice time per night, good for the third highest mark on the team. The reason for Foley's optimism probably has something to do with the NHL's expansion rules this time around. But the team won't be all defence. James Neal , who reached the Stanley Cup final with the Nashville Predators , has potted 40 goals in the past. St. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Wins Historic 10th French Open Title

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Wawrinka , who spent almost five hours more on court than Nadal to reach the final, looked confused and heavy-legged although he did have a glimmer in the third game when Nadal, still settling down, saved a break point. Took his head-to-head record against Wawrinka to 16-3 overall and 6-1 on clay. He lost the next two points as well to give Nadal another break and the Spaniard raced across the finish line. Read More »

Nadal is the best player ever on clay, says Wawrinka

However, Nadal did play down his chances of triumphing at the All England Club by suggesting much would depend on how his knees would respond to playing on grass, with more questions now raised over his fitness for the third Grand Slam of the year by his Queen's pullout. Read More »

Lions building nicely ahead of tests - Gatland

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George North was one of the favourites to start on the wing before the tour began and remains the smart bet to occupy the 11 shirt, but Tuesday night's win over the Chiefs gives Gatland plenty of food for thought. Where many other coaches would have cracked under the pressure, especially after the losses to the Blues and the Highlanders, Warren Gatland has kept his cool superbly on tour even finding the verve to fire a few shots at the All Blacks himself this week about obstruction runners. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Ronaldo's willingness to leave Real Madrid and Spain has been partially blamed on his being chased by the tax man. According to Spanish media, Ronaldo has expressed much outrage against Spain's treatment of him, especially after being thrown these tax evasion allegations. Read More »

Chauncey Billups may have future in Cleveland Cavaliers front office

There might not be a player in all of professional sports that has the level of influence over an organization the way LeBron James does. He's demanding. "And then finally everybody is going to looking at what the Cavs did and does it give them any chance at all to beat Golden State next year". Former Denver Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups is rumored to be targeted by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to replace General Manager David Griffin . Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Ronaldo's header sinks hosts Russian Federation

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Ronaldo's headed goal on eight minutes was enough to seal victory and a first ever win for Portugal on Russian soil, having failed in four previous visits. The first half had been all Portugal and had they been a little more clinical, they would have had a fairly comfortable lead. " Mexico are a world-class side and we're the smallest team in the competition". Read More »

Mercedes win 'a great blow' to Ferrari - Lewis Hamilton

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Hamilton qualified on pole, the 65th of his career to equal the tally of his late Brazilian boyhood idol Ayrton Senna, led from start to finish and also set the fastest lap to complete the "grand slam". Despite starting from second position on the pole, Sebastian Vettel didn't manage to get a flawless start. That brought out the safety vehicle for four laps but Ferrari waited until the restart on lap five to bring in Vettel and change his front wing and fit a set of super-soft tyres. Read More »

Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

Get yourself a Philadelphia 76ers jersey. The Celtics already boast leading scorer Isaiah Thomas at point guard and they are set to obtain a top player plus gain another likely high pick in 2018 or 2019. Jackson though, has talked to Celtics president Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens over the phone last week. The question now is, who will they choose? With a usage rate over 26 percent, per Sports-Reference , Tatum is just not that player. Read More »