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No result again gives Australia hopes a cold shower

And just as they announced a restart would take place at 8.30pm, the rain began again and Australia is now facing a must-win clash against England at Edgbaston on Saturday to guarantee progression to the finals. "It's a little bit frustrating not to get a result in", Smith said. Mitchell Starc had earlier ripped through the Bangaldesh tail, by taking four wickets in just nine balls after the world's No.6 side had struggled badly for runs. Read More »

Cavaliers aim to turn around Finals like past year

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced yesterday that Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday will be broadcast live on a jumbotron in Civic Center Plaza. LeBron James was asked about this today and gave no indication that the obvious adjustment will be made. When James began guarding Green in Game 3 , the entire series began to shift. Read More »

Warriors react to Steph putting LeBron in a blender

James was equally spectacular with his own triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, but yet again didn't get almost enough help to keep up with the Warriors' depth. The Cavs went into the halftime locker room down just three and cut Golden State's lead one early in the period. The first two games have shown a stark difference in depth. Read More »

Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith


Smith had blocked five balls from Mashrafe Mortaza with rain falling as he tried to hurry the innings through but, with the umpires appearing to signal for drinks, the downfall intensified and the players were taken off for the first time . Read More »

Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris


Pliskova will play French 28th seed Caroline Garcia for a place in the semifinals. "Andy's been great", said McEnroe, who also maintains that a 10th French Open for Rafael Nadal is far from a foregone conclusion. - Svitolina will meet Simona Halep of Romania in the quarter-finals. This time Murray has spent almost an hour less on court, including sending his last two opponents packing in straight sets. Read More »

Scott Dixon speaks of shock, disbelief after gunpoint robbery


Fernando Alonso qualifying fifth for his first Indianapolis 500 was a fantastic effort, especially when you look at the names and calibre of driver behind him. "It's a weapon, that engine, to put in there". -Jay Howard, Pippa Mann and Charlie Kimball will guzzle skim if they win, which puts them far in the minority of all the types named. Read More »

French Open up for grabs for women; Murray, top men in QF

Britain's Andy Murray serves against Russia Karen Khachanov during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. "I have hit the ball cleaner and started to hit the right shots at the right moments". Murray, who has lived in London since his teenage years and is now in Surrey's stockbroker belt, is going to some lengths to make sure he votes, on the assumption that he will still be in Paris after his match ... Read More »

Murray stays grounded after best day on clay


Eventually, del Potro went to his sideline seat and covered his face with a white towel. And on clay I never won against her, so it was a really good match. On the clay courts of Paris continues the Open championship of France on tennis . With no former champions left in the field, pregnant Serena Williams watching from the sidelines and Maria Sharapova not invited to compete, third seed Halep has a golden opportunity to break into the grand slam winners' circle. Read More »

Catfish in glitter hat, eating penguin, hits ice before Game 4

The real reason the Predators were able to take hold of the game is due to their goaltender. Pekka Rinne returned to the otherworldly goalie we have seen for Nashville's Stanley Cup Finals run. If Pittsburgh's power play woes were an isolated incident - say just one game - it wouldn't be an issue. James Neal , Craig Smith and Mattias Ekholm also scored for Nashville as the Predators worked out some frustration against the Pens. Read More »

Subban trolls Crosby, bringing bag of mouthwash

Rain kept the crowd outside from reaching the more than 50,000 who turned Saturday night for the first Stanley Cup Final game in Tennessee. The energy in downtown Nashville was nothing short of electric on Saturday (June 3). But as one Pittsburgh journalist discovered, the scalpers on the street weren't interested in casual discussion about the prices. It's hard to lay any blame on Murray, given that going into Saturday night's game he had a 5-1 record in the playoffs with a 1.54 GAA ... Read More »

Australia now need to beat England for spot

For England , this was another sign that Australia could be beaten in the tumultuous Ashes series to follow; for Bangladesh , one more staging post on their journey to being recognised as a serious cricketing nation. The over before, Adam Zampa had taken a wicket maiden; it was also his first over. After Mashrafe Bin Mortaza chose to bat first in the must-win game, Bangladesh top order crumbled early in the innings. Read More »

The Senators Pestered The Shit Out Of Sidney Crosby

Anderson's performance was a reminder for Boucher of why he took the head coaching job with Ottawa in the first place last May. Goaltender Matt Murray picked up his second career postseason shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins thrashed Ottawa 7-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday, pushing the Senators to the brink of elimination. Read More »

Predators beat Penguins 4-1, even Final at 2-2

After securing their first win in the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals, the Nashville Predators look to even things up when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 on June 5. Charles Barkley has taken advantage of a day off in the NBA Finals and accepted NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's invitation to come watch the Stanley Cup Final in person. Read More »

Warriors storm past Cavs in Game 2


He was basically considered a Top 15 player in the National Basketball Association. They were right, they did. Different night, same story for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they fall to the Golden State Warriors 132-113 in blowout fashion once again in the NBA Finals . Read More »

Subban: 'We're going to win the next game'


The empirical evidence that the Penguins have provided throughout this Cup run suggests that Pittsburgh could have overcome Bonino's absence had he not returned. The teams traded goals and dirty hits in the first period, with Matt Irwin beginning the festivities by boarding Cullen at 5:18. Guentzel pounced on a rebound from Pekka Rinne , and just passed it into the net past the goaltender. Read More »

Warriors offence buries Cavaliers for 2-0 series lead

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 »

Durant and Curry dominate for Game 2

There were positives for Cleveland to take away from this loss as it forced Golden State into 20 turnovers while only giving up the ball nine times itself. Curry made all 14 of his free throws. Kevin Durant once again had a team high with 22 points. 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, ... Read More »

Austin Dillon's Fuel-Mileage Gamble Leads To Huge Win At Coca-Cola 600


Dillon's grandfather, Richard Childress , couldn't have been prouder. "Can you believe it?" When he died, Childress understandably put the No. 3 in mothballs indefinitely. But Harvick, who won here in 2011 and 2013, held strong to end in eighth. Stock-car racing's governing body added a layer of traction compound called JP1 to the top groove of the speedway in an effort to promote more passing at Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 . Read More »

Game 2: Warriors 132, Cavaliers 113 (final)


They had a 3-1 lead over Cleveland in last year's Finals before the Cavs stormed back to win it in seven games. "This team, their offence is constant movement, so you've got to be locked in. "So just really trying to lead this team as much as I can in the ways that I do for this team". Through two games of the 2017 Finals, the occasionally volatile Green has kept his composure so far, not earning any technical fouls or anything of that sort. Read More »

Murray and Del Potro meet again; Wawrinka also in action


She won 20 of the last 24 points. But she missed a backhand, then put her hands on her hips and rolled her eyes. Murray needed nearly one and a half hours to nail the first set as he uppered in the tiebreak 10-8, only to see their Argentine opponent stand at the net for a while to show frustration between the interval. Read More »

Warriors roll to 2-0 NBA Finals lead

The Warriors' Game 1 blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers last Thursday night was ESPN's most-streamed Finals game in history, and it was the third most-watched Game 1 ever on ABC . But the Warriors have clearly identified him as a weak point to attack on both ends, and it's a huge part of why the Cavaliers have been blown out in two straight games. Read More »

Golden State Take Game Two

King James notched his eighth playoff triple-double, tying Magic Johnson for the most in post-season history. LeBron James had no time for one reporter's question after the Cavaliers lost Game 2 of the NBA Finals to the Warriors . Read More »

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead

James was a freight train for much of three quarters. Most importantly the Cavs cleaned up those possessions from the opener when Kevin Durant simply walked to the basket uncontested and dunked. Kevin Love scored 27 points and Kyrie Irving added 19 points for Cleveland but Golden State's star players were better. Even with the cramping, Shumpert's play, coupled with JR Smith 's disappearing act in the series thus far, has the Cavs considering a lineup change at shooting guard for ... Read More »

Warriors Take 2-0 Series Lead With Victory Over Cavaliers

But Durant is clearly a close second. The series now heads to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday night. Maybe that's what has LeBron so ornery lately. The Cavs came into the game talking about sticking to their original game plan and playing to their strengths, which for the Warriors just happened to be theirs as well. Read More »

Laviolette asks Predators fans not to throw stuff on ice


So yes, Pittsburgh's Kris Letang-less defensive corps is still so full of holes, but they slowed down the game and had a real chance. Jake Guentzel scored his 13th goal this postseason and fourth of this series for Pittsburgh and now is one off Dino Ciccarelli's rookie record of 14 in 1981 for Minnesota. Read More »

Zidane can stay at Real for life - Perez


Even Real supporters jeered him at stages in a season where Ronaldo's goals ensured a La Liga title and Champions League trophy. "The squad has been great and it's been good for me individually too". "All we can keep doing is keep working hard and hopefully there will be more to come". "We have achieved a historic feat", Madrid left back Marcelo said. Read More »

Warriors take 2-0 series lead with 132-113 win over Cavaliers

But if he's not doing that, then Cleveland may as well put in a guard who plays better defense. Game 3 tips off at 9 p.m. on Wednesday night and the Cavaliers will try to make this a series. Klay Thompson shook off his shooting slump to score 22 points in his most productive two-way game of the postseason. He's over 41 percent for the playoffs this year. Read More »

Karen Khachanov ousts John Isner, last US man at French Open

Cepede Royg had a chance to pull off the upset, holding a break point while ahead 4-3 in the third set. Khachanov would fall behind early in the second after a double-fault, an issue that dogged him throughout the match along with a poor first-serve percentage. Read More »

NHL: Nashville coach asks fans to stop tossing catfish on ice

Crosby and Malkin can generate scoring chances without getting shots - Crosby had an assist on Pittsburgh's lone goal - but if the Penguins are to take a stranglehold in the series that likely can't happen two games in a row. The issues are most likely based on the Predators doing an excellent job while short-handed and the Pens having problems with their power-play setup. Read More »

Kerr returns, leads Warriors in 132-113 rout

Well, that's sure comforting for the Cavs. OAKLAND , CA - JUNE 04: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defended by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California. Read More »

Warriors go up 2-0 in another blowout win over Cavs

Golden State's Kevin Durant , center, defends a shot by Kevin Love during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on June 4. (John G. Mabanglo/Pool Photo via AP). They have to do what they do much better than they've done it so far in these Finals. More help from his teammates would go a long way too. Warriors forward Kevin Durant finished with 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists and came up with some key defensive plays. Read More »