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Penguins Strike Late to Repeat as Stanley Cup Champs

All five of the franchise's titles have been clinched on the road. Greats like Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux - the players Crosby was considered heir to - didn't just win scoring titles and MVPs and Stanley Cups . Carl Hagelin added the empty-netter. One day later, Pittsburgh received 8-1 odds to win next year's Stanley Cup , according to Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. Read More »

Never Played For A Super Team? Twitter Roasts LeBron's Post Game Comment

Golden State went 11-0 during that stretch before Kerr returned for Game 2 of the NBA Finals . A fabulous first one with and for Durant . The Bill Russell Finals MVP victor averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds , 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks in the five-game series and easily eclipsed the 50/40/90 percentages for field-goal, three-point and free-throw shooting. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Aussies, Bangladesh face off in must-win clash

Bangladesh's failure to defend their solid score of 305 against England leaves them facing a daunting task if they are to advance. " England probably expect themselves to win and they've talked themselves up in the media", Starc, who took four wickets against Bangladesh , said. Read More »

Crusaders name seven All Blacks in team to face the Lions


Sonny Bill Williams produced a moment of magic to allow the onrushing Ihaia West to race home for the winning try as Auckland Blues overcame the British and Irish Lions 22-16 at Eden Park. 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 »

Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller


England were on course for victory after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took advantage of some weak defending and goalkeeping in the 70th minute after Craig Gordon had needlessly conceded a throw-in. "Obviously, I was wearing the armband but I think we've got a lot of leaders in the team". That is what is good about this England team . "You have to somehow find another gear and now it is not a bad point away from home". Read More »

Spartan football players arraigned in sexual assault case

They each face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. The prosecutor's office typically does not release the names of those charged with crimes until they have been arraigned . "If what has been alleged really happened then clearly this is a pretty very bad situation and there's a serious lapse in judgment in what these young men have done", said the victim's attorney, Karen Truszkowski. Read More »

Pittsburgh wins 2nd straight Stanley Cup title


Another Stanley Cup , and another Conn Smythe Trophy for Sidney Crosby . How about rookie goalie Matt Murray? He has three Stanley Cup victories, the first in 2009. "You have a small window to play and have a career", Crosby said. For Marc-Andre Fleury, it is likely his last game in a Penguins sweater, and he gets to go out on top as he probablu heads to Vegas this offseason. Read More »

Champions Trophy: New Zealand win toss, ask England to bat

Earlier sent into bat , Root continued his good form and followed up his 133 not out against Bangladesh with another fine knock and with Hales put on 81 runs for the second wicket to set the base for. Martin Guptill (27) too did not have a great time at the crease as he departed in the 14th over, caught by Root off Ben Stokes. But Mark Wood's clever cross-seam delivery saw off Williamson, and when the experienced Ross Taylor fell 10 runs later England took control. Read More »

Dennis Rodman Is Back In North Korea, 'Trying To Open A Door'

Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016. Warmbier's parents told The Washington Post he has been in a coma for more than a year after suffering from botulism. Former NBA champion and fashion guru Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea "to open a door" between the US and the DPRK, at a time when tensions between the two states couldn't be higher. Read More »

Typhoon Merbok moves away as Hong Kong escapes major damage

Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's flagship carrier, announced Monday it will cancel its Taipei-Hong Kong flight CX403 for Tuesday, while postponing flight CX465 to 9:50 a.m. While it is now unclear what, if any, extreme weather Guangzhou and Shenzhen may be subject to, we encourage all readers to plan accordingly and pack an umbrella. Read More »

Lions need to show attacking prowess, says Gatland

Asked if Sexton's hard night leaves him trailing Farrell for the Lions' Test number 10 jersey, Gatland replied: "I think that's pretty unfair in making an assessment like that". They laboured against a Barbarians side who spent just a week together in camp before the match. Former British and Irish Lions player Ben Kay believes so, saying Kiwi supporters have no respect for any opposition teams. Read More »

Big wind at US Open: "They won't have enough balls to finish"


Open? "Even the first and second cut [of intermediate rough] is another 10 yards on top of that", McIlroy said on Tuesday. "I had more and more people come up to me and say, 'Hey, why aren't you in?' And pretty soon it became a little chip on my shoulder, that I had to work a little bit harder to try to get in", Stricker said. Read More »

Warburton: I am a big doubt for the first Test

He is a very composed player, knows the game and never gets rattled. "I thought going into this tour, looking at the eight boys picked in the back-row, you could pick any three for the Test team". "He's looking forward to the opportunity to get back on the park again". Having bounced back from the disappointment of losing to the Blues last week with a 12-3 victory over the Crusaders on Saturday, Warren Gatland's side came crashing back down to earth. Read More »

Reavie shares lead at St. Jude Classic

Henderson, seeking her first tour victory this season after just two top-10 finishes in 13 events, started a run of four straight birdies on the ninth hole and played bogey-free the rest of the way. LPGA: Ariya Jutanugarn won the Manulife Classic with birdie on the first playoff hole to beat Lexi Thompson and In Gee Chun in Cambridge, Ontario. Read More »

NBA Championships: Golden State Warriors ride Durant to beat LeBron James' Cavaliers

But you don't concern me. It wasn't the flawless 16-0, but the Golden State Warriors did manage a 16-1 playoff run - the best ever post-season win percentage in National Basketball Association history. Their buckets came during times when the Cavaliers were making a push. Durant pulled the trigger, bolted for the Bay, absorbed the backlash and formed a megateam of stars - four of them in their direct prime - that all melded ideally into this era of 3s, defensive versatility and ... Read More »

Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas say Abbas halted salaries

If anything, their resolve has grown stronger and new generations more desperate in the absence of any prospects of peace and wellbeing. He called on both sides to return to direct negotiations to resolve all final status issues on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, agreements and worldwide law. Read More »

Liverpool end interest in Virgil van Dijk, apologise to Southampton

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had made signing the Netherlands global a top priority. Virgil van Dijk has posted a cryptic message on Twitter following the apparent collapse of his anticipated move to Liverpool . In a statement released by Liverpool , the club expressed their "regret" over the incident and apologised to Southampton's owner, board of directors and fans. Read More »

Coach Arthur concerned over Pakistan's middle order

Pakistan's semi-final will be their first meeting with England in a 50-over tournament since 2003 and their first knockout clash since they won the 1992 World Cup final. In the game which had the most riding on it all tournament, Pakistan and Sri Lanka provided a spectacle befitting the magnitude of the occasion, and Pakistan sneaked across the line with a thrilling three-wicket win. Read More »

Konta refuses to be burdened by expectations ahead of Wimbledon

The 26-year-old British number one returned home earlier than she hoped having crashed out of the French Open at the first-round stage against Hsieh Su-Wei. Konta will go on to play Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer in the next round, and said she was pleased with her own game, despite the manner of her win. Read More »

Swiss Legend Says Nadal Would Have Beaten Him Easily

A dominant 6-2 6-3 6-1 win over Stan Wawrinka ended a three-year grand slam drought for the Spaniard and the "King of Clay " is now back on his throne. She began what would become an enthralling, 2-hour encounter by breaking No. 3-seeded Simona Halep at love with a series of grip-it-and-rip-it shots, eliciting loud, appreciative gasps from spectators. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs to take National Basketball Association title

Their one title came previous year when the Cavs became the first National Basketball Association team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit to deliver the city its first major championship since 1964. After missing their shot at a 16-0 playoff record, the Warriors returned to Oracle Arena and finally secured the clinching victory they couldn't pull off after winning three games against the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year's NBA Finals . Read More »