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Because it's the Cup: Penguins fans eat raw catfish to celebrate title

Penguins teammates said the same thing after Game 5 of the final against the Predators when Crosby - within the first 91 seconds - hit a post, drew a penalty and set up the first goal in a 6-0 win. Colton Sissons had a goal erased by a whistle 67 seconds into the second period. "And then we got a good bounce there at the end". Of the Panthers' last six coaches, five - DeBoer, Kevin Dineen, Peter Horachek, Rowe and now Boughner - were not previously National Hockey League coaches ... Read More »

Penguins' Nick Bonino Played Through Broken Leg In Stanley Cup Final


Sidney Crosby celebrates with the Conn Smythe Trophy after they defeated the Nashville Predators 2-0 to win the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on Sunday. "It was tough for sure". Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin , Matt Murray and Co. worked harder to win their back-to-back titles than any National Hockey League team. Read More »

Faria leads Rays to 8-1 rout of Blue Jays


Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats through good policy, technology and human analysts. He was then returned to Triple-A Durham Bulls where he was 6-1 with a 3.07 ERA in 11 starts. "I'm not making pitches I guess", Estrada said. "It sucks. Read More »

Three teams with the toughest starts in the Premier League


We've ranked the top-six's run-ins using the last season's average positions of their final six opponents , with newly-promoted Newcastle , Brighton and Huddersfield taking 18th, 19th and 20th respectively. Similarly to Huddersfield , Brighton will be hoping to get enough points on the board before the final few games of the season as they too face a hard run-in, playing Spurs, Manchester United and Liverpool in three of their last four matches. Read More »

Nadal cruises into quarter-finals at Roland Garros


Thiem has never beaten Djokovic in five previous meetings, with the Serbian also beating the No.6 seed in the French Open past year, when Thiem had no answer in a straight set loss in the semifinals. Things did not begin promisingly, but after twice fighting back from a break down in the opening set he pulled away to win 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 6-3. But any fears he might have had were unfounded. Read More »

Pakistan players told not to give unsolicited advice to Sarfraz

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, believes that Team India holds the upper hand against Bangladesh in the second semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy and stated that India holds a 70% chance of winning the contest. "We were in Birmingham , and we've come to Cardiff ". Sri Lankan seamers, led by Nuwan Pradeep (3/60), produced a disciplined bowling performance but some sloppy fielding, which included two drop catches of Sarfraz, cost them the match. Read More »

France edge thrilling friendly against England

It was a night when there were emotional scenes before kick-off, with the crowd singing the Oasis hit Don't Look Back In Anger and France fans joining England supporters in singing the national anthem in memory of those who died in the Manchester and London attacks. Read More »

Pakistan vs England Match Prediction: Who Will Win CT Semi-Final 1

Liam Plunkett made nine and England's misery was completed when Sarfraz ran out Mark Wood for three with one ball of the innings remaining. In the United Kingdom, a live stream of the England vs. Pakistan 1 Azhar Ali , 2 Fakhar Zaman , 3 Babar Azam , 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Rumman Raees, 9 Shadab Khan , 10 Hasan Ali , 11 Junaid Khan. Read More »

Some guy named Scooter just hit four home runs in a row

The combination of Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Alex Claudio combined to give up a run over 4 2/3 innings with Bibens-Dirkx (1-0) picking up his first major league victory. The Reds have won the first two games of the four-game series. Gennett snapped an 0-for-19 slump during the Reds' 4-2 win over the Cardinals on Monday. Read More »

England skipper Morgan says Pakistan have strong bowling lineup


Opener Roy has made just 51 runs from eight one-day worldwide innings this domestic season, at an average of just 6.3. However, with Jonny Bairstow waiting in the wings and in good nick, it seems as though the selectors have finally taken the option to give the Yorkshireman the nod to face the Asians. Read More »

French Open women's quarterfinals get started

Ostapenko's power game has been on fire and after battling back from a set down in the fourth round, she is going to have all the momentum rolling. "Lucky her, she's way younger than I am", said Bacsinszky, the No. Look at the backhand victor. She is the first Latvian woman in the Open Era to make a grand slam semifinal and first teen into the semis at Roland Garros since Ana Ivanovic in 2007. Read More »

Jonny Bairstow replaces Jason Roy for England against Pakistan

Pakistani bowlers produced another professional performance to restrict the formidable England batting line-up to 211 after Sarfraz Ahmed opted to bowl on a used surface. England rode on useful contributions from top-order batsmen - Joe Root (46), Jonny Bairstow (43) and Eoin Morgan (33) - but they kept losing wicket at regular intervals due to sustained pressure created by Pakistan bowlers. Read More »

French Open Day 8: Mladenovic ousts Muguruza

But a 6-2 4-6 6-3 victory over Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova set up a third-round meeting with German Carina Witthoeft. No. 13-seed Mladenovic started the match off strong, blanking Muguruza from first ball in the opening set. " I think the crowd today was a little bit obviously tough for me ", Muguruza said after the match. "It's tricky, because I have to stay in the house and it has to have equipment". Read More »

Pakistan skipper guides side into semi-finals

Chasing a below-par 212, the Green Brigade rode on a brilliant 118-run opening stand between Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) before Babar Azam (38 not out) and Ali helped the team with a 55-run second-wicket stand to set their date with the victor of the second semi-final between India and Bangladesh , on Sunday. Read More »

England vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy semi-final

It was his fifth boundary in 79 balls and led the joyous wicketkeeper to run a semicircle round the ground. "Middle order has been exposed just a little bit". Pakistan are set to face England in the first semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Wednesday. Shoaib Malik (11) then feathered a catch behind following an attempted pull off Malinga. Read More »

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Blake Griffin, Gordon Hayward are Celtics' top targets

Horford and Thomas would figure to be the Celtics' two most prominent pitchmen in recruiting any free agent to Boston, and it appears both now are keeping tabs on Hayward via social media. Want the latest rumblings on National Basketball Association free agents? The 28-year-old was originally selected by the Clippers with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of Oklahoma. Read More »

England vs Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Pak to Bowl First


Meanwhile England dropped struggling opener Jason Roy, whose four in the 40-run group win over Australia meant he´d averaged just 6.37 from eight one-day global innings this season, with a mere two double-figure scores. Defending champions India play Bangladesh in the second semi-final in Birmingham on Thursday. Barring a last-minute U-turn, it means Bairstow will take his place at the top of the order for the first time in a full global. Read More »

Pakistan restricts South Africa to 219-8 at Champions Trophy

Hasan Ali was the most successful bowler for Pakistan taking three for 24. And when fast bowler Morne Morkel took two wickets in three balls, Pakistan were faltering at 41 for two under the Edgbaston floodlights. "I think the difference was our bowling and fielding", said wicketkeeper-captain Sarfraz. Quinton de Kock too got out after getting a good start. But it was Imad's twin strikes - the two key wickets of Amla and AB de Villiers - that broke South Africa's back. Read More »

Spanish striker Costa awaits Chelsea final call

Paper Round's view: We're sure Costa has had a fair bit of interest; after all, he was one of the league's top scorers last season. Costa is still heavily linked with a move to China , but he is really not interested as he feels a move there would reduce his chances of playing for his country during the 2018 world cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

With Maclin out, Chiefs look to fill new wide receiver roles


Yet another Baltimore Ravens off-season where Ozzie Newsome worked his magic with a delayed free agent signing. "With me coming here and what was already here, I felt like this was a team that could definitely win and definitely build something special", Maclin said . Read More »

Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Better Than Allen Iverson (AUDIO)


After announcing he would be switching teams, Smith said this of Durant: "He's aged". He averaged 29.4 points per game , and only once scored fewer than 20 points (19 points in Game 2). Irving is still in the early stages of his career. Before Irving's masterful performances at Quicken Loans Arena, the point guard was a disappointment at Oracle Arena. Read More »

Johnson arrives for US Open after birth of child

Sources tell TMZ Sports Dustin and Wayne Gretzky were both at the hospital for the special moment. Johnson, who now is the world No. 1, won last year's tournament after he blew the 2015 U.S. The very next day, DJ hopped on a flight to Erin, Wisconsin to gear up for the U.S. Open with a clear head - knowing Paulina and baby are happy and healthy back home. Read More »

LaVar Ball inks autograph deal with trading cards selling for $59.95

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell , the deal is pretty minimal. Ball signed 200 cards with his name and face on them along with some of his famously bad quotes. "Stick to the donuts, Chuck!" The cards each have different sayings from Ball on them, including "I am better than Jordan", a reference to his claim that he could beat Hall of Famer Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one. Read More »