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Nashville leaning heavily on defense corps against Penguins

With the likes of Malkin, Crosby and Phil Kessel among the Penguins' power-play standouts, the Predators will be hard pressed to maintain that level of success. He's just the second player in National Hockey League history to score his first three career goals in the Cup final, joining Chicago's John Harms in 1944. Read More »

Preds fans asked to refrain from tossing things onto ice

But based on what we've seen, it's a guarantee this series isn't close to being over. LINE HISTORY: The Predators opened as -145 home favorites and following the impressive performance on the ice (and by their fans) on Saturday night, bettors pushed the moneyline up to -155. Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to take 2-0 lead

Here in Game 2, the Curry absolution tour truly took hold: He logged a triple-double, persistently attacking the Cleveland defense (even James) on his way to 32 points, to go with 11 assists and 10 rebounds . Those words were prophetic on Sunday. Cleveland bounced right back - with LeBron James fadeaway three-pointer keying a 7-0 run to the Cavs back to within four - 86-82 - with 5:42 to play in the quarter. Read More »

Take a second to answer: Where did Larson finish Sunday at Dover?

The second-place starter led the field for 102 laps and showed strength all throughout the day at his home track . "I get all the credit, but it's everyone at the shop that deserves all the credit, " Larson said. 88 Chevrolet next season at Hendrick Motorsports. When he left the pits during the caution, in third place and two spots ahead of Larson. The three-way fist fight erupted after Yarborough refused to let Donnie Allison run him off the track at the exit of Turn 2 and turned back ... Read More »

Predators rebound at home

Malkin sounded anxious late Saturday night. According to Subban, Sidney Crosby pointed out to him that his carbon dioxide output was offensive. It was the one-sided manner in which they lost. It just didnt happen. Faced with the Predators' aggressive defense, they're unable to get it past the blue line without having the puck checked away. Read More »

Tharanga handed two-match ban for slow over-rate


All of a sudden, the Proteas had Sri Lanka at 117/4 and with so many overs in the bank for Tahir, they must have felt they were on top. Time of the Cricket Match: Sri Lanka vs South Africa Champions Trophy match is all set to play today at 3 PM (IST ). Read More »

'Happy' Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid


It is the first time Madrid have won both La Liga and the Champions League in the same season for 59 years. The Portuguese star continues beating records and with the two goals he scored in the final , he has beaten Lionel Messi as the Champions League top scorer in this edition with 12 goals . Read More »

Google Celebrates Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive game

They win nearly everything and they are a very strong team at home. And in both the games, India managed to bundle out the opposition inside 40 overs. "You have to think what the mistake was, so I think we can handle tomorrow especially". Actually there are a lot of expectations at home. But a tough draw means they have to start strongly, he said. Read More »

Curry shines as Warriors beat Cavaliers

The Warriors overtook the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 to match their 2-0 start from last season's championship series and are now 14-0 this postseason - the best mark in National Basketball Association history and the 14 wins is also a record for most consecutive wins in the playoffs. Read More »

Warriors blow out Cavaliers again in Game 2

The Warriors are shooting 55 percent so far. But Love can't take over games the way the others can, and Irving hasn't really gotten going yet because of Thompson's defense. He also dished out 10 of the 31 Warrior assists in game 1 . James: "Alright, so that answers your question". But if anything was clear after Game 2 , it's that the Warriors are up to challenge. Read More »

Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to coach Game 2


The Cavaliers say they haven't lost their confidence. "We can't let Durant get easy baskets like that", Lue said as his team practiced at Warriors headquarters amid a media frenzy. They stretched the lead to 10 and Golden State closed the period leading 40-34. Ian Clark and Thompson made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to help the Warriors build the lead to 12 in the third minute of the second period. Read More »

Kyle Larson wins Dover Xfinity race for 2nd straight victory


Eventual victor Jimmie Johnson stayed on the track hoping for a caution and got one on Lap 330 when Regan Smith's Ford slammed into the Turn 2 wall. "We were both playing games a little bit", Larson continued. We had a dominant vehicle all day. "I get all the credit, but it's everyone at the shop that deserves all the credit, " Larson said. Read More »

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 with 132-113 rout

While James has delivered - he had a triple-double Sunday night in Game 2 - it hasn't been almost enough against the superstar-laden Golden State Warriors . It's what they do. It was Cleveland 14, Golden State 13 after just the first 4:13 of the first quarter. LeBron James came out bulldozing, determined to just overpower the Warriors . Read More »

More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game

Ronaldo's maiden trophy came at the Principality Stadium when, aged just 19, he headed the opening goal as Manchester United beat Millwall in the 2004 FA Cup final . Ronaldo played a pivotal role in Madrid's success, bringing back-to-back titles to the Spanish giants and he said afterwards that there is plenty of life and more trophies in him yet. Read More »

Kohli, Kumble 'rift' shakes India


The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) has already invited applications for the position. As the Champions Trophy kicks off today, the question on everyone's mind is not so much about whether India will be able to defend their title but who is going to be the next coach of the Indian cricket team . Read More »

Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

But if you've watched this series closely, the idea has emerged that no matter what the Cavaliers do, it won't be enough, even with LeBron James generating triple-doubles, as he did in Game 2. Curry seized command in the third quarter with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Warriors stretched a 67-64 half-time lead to 102-88 entering the fourth quarter. Read More »

Rain affects Australia v New Zealand game in ICC Champions Trophy

There are two selections at Edgbaston that made many blink. In part because Latham had scored four ducks in his last six innings as a keeper , and averaged 6.5 while keeping. "They have a very good bowling attack and it can make striking from ball one very hard". "Let's hope it's rust and let's hope it's gone", Smith said. Read More »

Warriors cruise to victory in Game 2

His defense was on point, but his 8-12 shooting helped lift the Warriors in key spots. The visitors trailed by just three points at half-time at Oracle Arena, before the Warriors outscored the Cavaliers 35-24 in a decisive third quarter. Read More »

Pens' Bonino out for Game 3 with foot injury

What: Game 4, Stanley Cup Final , Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators . Do that, and the game - as well as the series - might be over and the only question today would be: Would you prefer the Penguins lose Game 4 so they can clinch the Cup at home in Game 5? He did have some shot attempts - some wide, some blocked. Read More »

Warriors sprint to 2-0 lead in NBA Finals with another rout

The Cavs began to turn things around last year after being outscored by 48 points in the first two losses in Oakland - seven more than this year. LeBron James has been brilliant in the first two games of the NBA Finals. "It got a little out of control toward the end, but we're not anxious about that", James said. Only former Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson had eight prior finals triple doubles. Read More »

Bevo dons maroon for State of Origin insights

He adds he is their Mr Fix It, their jack of all trades. Daley said he had not met with officials ahead of tonight's game but admitted he was expecting the Maroons to try to slow down the game and dominate the ruck. And it was the first time NSW had won a series opener since 2014 - the a year ago the Blues won the Origin trophy. NSW also found some inspiration in the man who sparked the Blues' last series win in 2014 - Jarryd Hayne , albeit at centre not fullback. Read More »

J.R. Smith has been the most disappointing Cav this Finals

They had a 3-1 lead over Cleveland in last year's Finals before the Cavs stormed back to win it in seven games. "I think our second unit, in the second quarter with LeBron and our shooters out there, they did a really good job". "And to me that usually indicates that the ball's going to go in". Curry had 15 points in the quarter, going 10-for-10 at the free throw line. Kevin Love stepped up his game in Game 2 totaling 27 points. Read More »

Cavs Vs. Warriors Live Stream

A chilly 3-of-16 from the field in Game 1, Thompson erupted for 22 points on 8-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range. He made it through the entire regular season this year, and the Warriors again had the best record in the league at 67-15. Read More »

Warriors headed to Finals, but Steve Kerr is still 'day by day'


The San Antonio Spurs walked off the court Monday night eliminated from the NBA Playoffs in what could possibly be last time fans get to see beloved veteran Manu Ginobili play. Jonathon Simmons had 13 while LaMarcus Aldridge struggled with only 8 points, shooting 4-of-11 from the floor. "When you lose by an average of 20 points per game in the last three games, you look at them in the eyes and say, 'Congratulations, man, you beat us fair and square". Read More »

Tristan Thompson on His Play in Game 1: 'Trash'


LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in defeat, the eighth postseason triple-double of his career, equaling Magic Johnson's all-time record. "A lot of our casino players like to bet an hour or two before the game". Now, the NBA's traveling circus goes to OH, where the Cavs will try to find a way to stop the unbeaten, untested and untried Warriors . Read More »

Predators use big 2nd period to beat Pittsburgh


With a huge goal in the 2nd period to put the Preds up 2-1 over the Penguins in Game 3 , Freddy G proved he is more than capable of contributing some offense to a team that so desperately needs it. If Crosby and the Penguins want him to keep his mouth shut - for fear of halitosis or trash talk - the best way to do that would probably be to score more goals. Read More »

Fight breaks out following Game 2 of the NBA Finals


But in reality, he was far from the difference in this one. Rather than reach back to last year's championship comeback for a confidence boost, James' focus is on figuring out what Cleveland must do to change its fortunes against a Warriors team that is fresher and far more unsafe this year, thanks to the addition of Kevin Durant . Read More »

LeBron's brilliance not enough in Game 2 loss to Warriors

Golden State, which committed just four turnovers in Game 1 , had eight in the first quarter alone but nonetheless managed to build as much as a 10-point advantage in the period. Golden State holds a 2-0 lead in the Finals. But until then, we'll just have to settle for the rubber match of the century, and perhaps the greatest championship series in the history of sports. Read More »