• Laviolette asks Preds' fans not to throw anything onto ice
Laviolette asks Preds' fans not to throw anything onto ice

A video review confirmed that the puck did cross the line. The words of Sullivan and Tocchet indicate that the Penguins need to follow the advice that is regularly shouted from the fans in the stands: "Shoot the puck". After allowing an early Jake Guentzel goal in game three, Rinne rebounded to stop the final 26 shots he faced. It was Crosby's fi...

Read more

  • I will cheer for India in all CT matches: Vijay Mallya
I will cheer for India in all CT matches: Vijay Mallya

The absconding businessman Vijay Mallya on Tuesday used social media as his tool in addressing the media hype by tweeting, "Wide sensational media coverage on my attendance at the IND v PAK match at Edgbaston". Interestingly, Kingfisher, the beer brand owned by Mallya's United Breweries, is the exclusive lager supplier for the ICCChampions Trophy. ...

Read more

  • CT 2017: Skipper Virat Kohli calls for improvement in fielding
CT 2017: Skipper Virat Kohli calls for improvement in fielding

Azhar struck three boundaries on resumption as India were poor in the field but they soon bounced back when Bhvuneshwar Kumar (1-23) trapped Shehzad LBW. "Against other sides, we might use two spinners, depending on their strengths", he added. The Batting Order was Very much Exciting and the Thrilling Experience made by Hardik Pandya in the Fin...

Read more

  • Warriors steamroll Cavs for 2-0 series lead
Warriors steamroll Cavs for 2-0 series lead

The Warriors are crushing them by a combined 41 points through two games, with the series set to shift to Cleveland for Game 3 at 9 p.m. Wednesday. "If you make a mistake - we had a turnover, it came from me, then we had a miscue and the floods opened again". Those numbers would be a formula for success against any other team, but the Cavs had ...

Read more

  • Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds
Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds

After four goals through the first two games, Nashville's defensemen realized that they need to keep generating offense if they want to tie the game with a win in Game 4. "The power play didn't get enough zone time ", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "I would've voted for our '87 team", Wayne Gretzky said. Then he gave up five goals in t...

Read more

  • Predators make Cup a series - much to delight of catfish-throwing fans
Predators make Cup a series - much to delight of catfish-throwing fans

But that's how it was viewed. Rinne Returns (Again): Finally, after much head-scratching and hypotheticals, Pekka Rinne found a way to be Pekka Rinne again. "As a player, it's one of the most proud things I am to be a part of this organization and see it grow like this, a hockey market where it's become the loudest building in the NHL".

Read more

  • LeBron's triple-double not nearly enough for the Cavaliers
LeBron's triple-double not nearly enough for the Cavaliers

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 risky this year, thanks to the addition of Kevin Durant .

Read more

  • Rain affects Australia v New Zealand game in ICC Champions Trophy
Rain affects Australia v New Zealand game in ICC Champions Trophy

Williamson picked up his tempo as the game progressed and found the boundaries at will to score his first century against Australia off just 99 balls. "They have a very good bowling attack and it can make striking from ball one very hard". Smith criticised his seamers for "one of the worst bowling displays that we've put on for a very long tim...

Read more

  • Warriors take 2-0 series lead in NBA Finals
Warriors take 2-0 series lead in NBA Finals

He looks more like a two-time MVP than the hobbled player he was in last year's Finals. LeBron James made a record-equalling eighth play-off triple-double. After watching the Warriors use a 13-2 run to help build a 102-88 lead by the end of the third quarter, the Cavaliers retained hope when they held Golden State to just one field goal i...

Read more

  • Coutinho explains why he'd snub Barcelona for Liverpool stay
Coutinho explains why he'd snub Barcelona for Liverpool stay

The five-times European champions last played in the competition in 2014 but fell meekly in the group stage with manager Brendan Rodgers even playing a weakened team against Real Madrid as the club prioritised the Premier League . While his 2016-17 was interrupted by injury, Coutinho finished the campaign with 13 goals and seven assists to h...

Read more

  • AAA 400 Drive for Autism: 5 takeaways from NASCAR at Dover
AAA 400 Drive for Autism: 5 takeaways from NASCAR at Dover

The 83th victory of Johnson's Cup career carried extra meaning as it tied him with his childhood favorite, Cale Yarborough , for sixth on the career list. He has won twice in his career at Dover with an average finish of 14.708 and a driver rating of 105.4. PIT NOTES: Johnson's win at Dover tied him with Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip ...

Read more

  • Texas A&M beats Houston 4-3 for another super regional berth
Texas A&M beats Houston 4-3 for another super regional berth

Kolek lasted 8.1 innings and allowed just five hits, striking out nine along the way. Blake Kopetsky slapped a two-run single up the middle, staking the Aggies to a 2-0 lead. Cooper Coldiron followed with an RBI single and Nick Slaughter a sacrifice fly. Nevertheless, Texas A&M hung on for a 4-3 triumph, staving of a ninth-inning rally from the C...

Read more

  • Predators pound Penguins in Game 3
Predators pound Penguins in Game 3

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros, second from right, of Finland, and Predators goaltending coach Ben Vanderklok, left, pose for a photo with Canadian hockey broadcaster Don Cherry, center, during NHL practice Sunday, Jun. It's believed to be the first playoff game during the duo's careers that neither one got a shot to net. It was the eigh...

Read more

  • Brits retire from America's Cup trials race with damage
Brits retire from America's Cup trials race with damage

He phoned in his withdrawal nearly immediately, with damage initially diagnosed as a broken camber arm. Powerhouse Emirates Team New Zealand , who earned the right to choose their semi-final foe by topping the seedings, selected the British outfit with the forecast for light winds in mind.

Read more

  • Europa League victory lifted Manchester, says Ferguson
Europa League victory lifted Manchester, says Ferguson

I think I understand what's right and what's needed for the club, and I respect that. Unlike the sweeping summer signings made by Louis van Gaal, United are looking for quality over quantity as they attempt to build a squad capable of challenging for the title.

Read more

  • Nadal into French Open quarter-finals after Bautista Agut win
Nadal into French Open quarter-finals after Bautista Agut win

He handled No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas in three sets, 7 (7)-6 (5), 6-1, 6-3. He will be facing Nadal, who looks as good as he ever has at Roland Garros . Nadal replied: "I believe that my attitude never was wrong, so is not a question of attitude; it's a question of tennis and is a question of health".

Read more

  • NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998
NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

Kevin Durant has been incredible , and Stephen Curry is the offensive force he wasn't healthy enough to be a year ago. Tyronn Lue never had that look in the Eastern Conference finals this year or last. On that third-quarter drive, James had little help as Love got there late. "They've been out there talking a lot about trying to keep a body o...

Read more

  • Champions Trophy: India Vs Pakistan: Lucky I was dropped, says Yuvraj Singh
Champions Trophy: India Vs Pakistan: Lucky I was dropped, says Yuvraj Singh

On the morning of 4 June 2017, along with the fans praying for their teams to do well and win, there were additional prayers common to the fans of both sides. The first ball was tight on off stump, and Dhawan gave himself some room and timed it well to point. Earlier, the Indian top-order came out with all guns blazing as they posted a humoungous...

Read more

  • Andy Murray voices support for gay marriage after Margaret Court's 'offensive' remarks
Andy Murray voices support for gay marriage after Margaret Court's 'offensive' remarks

Navratilova said naming the arena after Court "seemed like the right thing to do" at the time , given she is one of the all-time great players. Margaret Court Arena should be renamed to honour another Australian tennis great - Evonne Goolagong - due to the former's anti-gay position, says Martina Navratilova .

Read more

  • Champions Trophy: India smashes Pak
Champions Trophy: India smashes Pak

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur feels his side was given a "reality check" by India in the lost Champions Trophy clash in Birmingham and the "below-par" show was a result of his players letting the occasion get the better of them. His first worldwide match was in the ICC Knockout Trophy, as it was known back then when he scores 80 against the f...

Read more