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Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question

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NBC Sports reported an average of 4.23 million viewers through the first four games of the final, up 24 percent from past year. They are confident that they will stop Sidney Crosby from being Sidney Crosby . NASHVILLE - Sidney Crosby had three assists. Phil Kessel set up Evgeni Malkin for a rising shot over Rinne's left shoulder, making it 3-0 with 10 seconds left in the first. Read More »

Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

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Jake Guentzel once again had the game victor for the Penguins , this time just 10 seconds into the third period. "Obviously, it's very disappointing right now", said Rinne. Still, it was Nashville striking first on a gorgeous individual effort from rookie Pontus Aberg . The amusing thing about Game 2 is that it started nearly completely the opposite of Game 1 . Read More »

Nebraska soccer association apologizes to girl

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An 8-year-old girl was disqualified from a soccer tournament on Sunday after organizers insisted she is a boy, and former U.S. Women's National Team captain Abby Wambach is furious about it. Hernandez was visibly upset about what happened, according to her father. She said: "There's other tournaments that I can play in". He disqualified three of my four teams in the tournament for bogus reasons. Read More »

Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge

For the fourth time in two years, Cleveland fought off elimination in the NBA Finals by winning just when it appeared their season was over. Over the past three years since James returned from Miami, the Cavs have handled injuries, constant scrutiny, drama - much of it self-inflicted- and even a midseason coaching change. Read More »

Girls youth soccer team cuts hair to honor disqualified teammate

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Mili Hernandez, an 8-year-old soccer player from Omaha, Nebraska, likes to keep her hair short so it doesn't distract her while she's busy killing it on the field. Mili's story went viral and caught the attention of former USA soccer stars Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm, who posted on social media to offer their support. Read More »

Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup

And Sidney Crosby became only the third player to win a second straight Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the National Hockey League playoffs. We just kept finding ways. With 14 seconds left in the game, the Pens' Carl Hagelin put the puck in an unguarded net. The series had been a tough one for the Penguins, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Read More »

Leeds considering move for Reading manager Jaap Stam

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The Club made the announcement on Friday after taking a step down to the Championship following their relegation last season. "You have to trust your own ability". "My focus is doing my very best here". Monk said: "As soon as I spoke to Middlesbrough , I knew it was the situation and opportunity that I wanted to take". Read More »

Late Lloris error hands Sweden 2-1 win in Stockholm

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The game was starting to warm up and there ought to have been an opener on 35 minutes when Bernard Mendy did superbly down the left before sending in an inviting ball for Olivier Giroud who could not get quite enough on the header. It is unfortunate for him and for the whole team. Sweden ended up winning the game, 2-1, and tied France for first in its group standings with 13 points a piece. Read More »

Yoenis Cespedes still at least one week away

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He was expected to star in the back half of a Mets rotation that appeared to be one of baseball's best. Even more good news for the Mets was that Seth Lugo also pitched on Sunday, his third rehab start in double-A Binghamton after he suffered a partially torn UCL in early April . Read More »

CT 2017: Mortaza optimistic after 'phenomenal' win over Black Caps

Williamson went on to complete a 58-ball fifty, but he ran himself out as Bangladesh was rewarded for building pressure. Bangladesh are now reliant on the result of next group clash between Australia and hosts England at Edgbaston if they are to secure a place in the semi-final on June 15. Read More »

Stephen Curry Says Squat After Kevin Durant's Go-Ahead 3-Pointer Was Spontaneous

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Curry: "Y'all serious right now?" Almost interrupting, Durant added, "You got to be better", aiming criticism at the reporter . Curry: "C'mon, man this is insane!" Curry is not typically one to be irritated by reporters' questions, but his and Durant's reactions to this one in particular will likely (hopefully) put an end to this specific line of questioning. Read More »

2nd ODI: West Indies beat Afghanistan by four wickets

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Hope was awarded the man of the match for his valiant knock. Chasing 136 to win, the West Indies made a solid start to their innings as openers Evin Lewis and Kieran Powell amassed a 40-run partnership. Rashid wasted no time weaving his magic, picking up wickets with his first two balls, Jason Mohammed edging to first slip before Roston Chase was deceived by a googly and trapped plum leg before for a golden duck. Read More »

Paul Pogba describes first season back at Man Utd as ´complicated´

The Spaniard has been sensational this season following Mourinho's arrival last summer and has gone from a player that had failed to cement his place in the first-team to an irreplaceable member of the squad. "He deserves his name", he added. Mourinho is believed to be living in one the Salford hotel's "six luxury Riverside Suites", says the Daily Mail , which claims they cost an average of £816 a night. Read More »

Harry Kane heartened by England character in dramatic draw with Scotland

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Scotland appeared to have secured a first victory over its fierce rival since 1999, but the Premier League leading scorer for the last two seasons came to his country's rescue. "It (the goal) is definitely up at the top, it was a special day", Kane said. "It was probably the tallest wall you could put up in European football today and he went round the side, over the top, he is a good character, a wonderful character, unusual but wonderful", he said of the Celtic forward. Read More »

Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason run in Game 4

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It wasn't a goal of ours to start the postseason, but now that's it's attainable, we have our eyes set on it. "All we have to do is come out with great focus and play as hard as we can and we should be in a position to win". "We're going to keep scrapping". Green didn't elaborate on the pitch he gave Durant in that call, but it obviously played well with Durant, who signed a two-year, $54 million deal with the team the following month. Read More »

Penguins beat Predators to repeat as Stanley Cup champs

Seconds earlier, Murray also made a big stop on Nashville's Pontus Aberg. The second period finished in a scoreless tie, so a single goal may yet loom large for the outcome. In addition to Crosby's NHL accomplishments over the a year ago, he also led Canada to a World Cup of Hockey gold medal and was named MVP in that tournament. Read More »

Penguins defeat Predators, defend Stanley Cup title

The 1960 Pittsburgh Penguins were the last Pittsburgh team to win a championship in Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby won his second straight Conn Smythe trophy , as the postseason's most valuable player. The selection of Crosby over fellow superstar center Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel, the Penguins' leading goal scorer during the postseason, raised some eyebrows. Read More »

All Blacks coach praises Lions despite slow start to tour

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A second consecutive defeat would hit the Lions hard and they face a tough challenge against a Crusaders side who top the Super Rugby ladder with a ideal record of 14 wins. Against the Blues they were up against a team that's been together for three of four months". Who will make up the Lions' starting XV in the first test, according to Betway? "The first two games have been bad weather-wise and have limited our attacking options". Read More »

Liverpool's sorry ending to Virgil van Dijk transfer rumours

If van Dijk was to be sold for that fee, it would see the world record for a defender smashed - a record which belongs to Manchester City , who purchased John Stones previous year for a fee around £50m. "Can we? Yes", Krueger said . Van Dijk, who joined Southampton from Celtic in September 2015, made 30 appearances last season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in the 3-0 win over Leicester in January. Read More »

French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court

The 29-year-old was displaced at the top of the rankings by Serena Williams in April, a week after the American announced her pregnancy. "It's unbelievable to win and to do it on my first appearance on Philippe Chatrier court as a singles player after nine years of coming to Paris ", said Makarova, a former semi-finalist at the Australian and US Opens . Read More »

'Anything is possible' for new French Open champion Ostapenko

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The Latvian ended the tournament with 299 winners - more than any other woman or man at the tournament. It was her first career title. None of that mattered to Ostapenko. She would have emulated her manager Virginia Ruzici who won the 1978 Roland Garros title. Consider: Last year in Paris, Ostapenko lost in the first round. Read More »

Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing

Nielsen figures released Friday tallied the audience for the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's appearance across ad-supported networks and cable channels. Comey also reached into English history to boost his portrayal of Trump. Sessions recused himself from anything related to the Russia inquiry in March, after it was revealed that he had spoken with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice during the presidential campaign. Read More »

Melania Trump, Son Barron Move Into White House

Barron, along with his parents arrived at the White House earlier on Sunday aboard the Marine One. After arriving at the White House Melania tweeted a picture from a window looking on to the South Lawn and the Washington Monument. But she has slowly been raising her profile at the White House, including joining the president when foreign leaders and their spouses visit, co-hosting the annual Easter Egg Roll and holding some solo events. Read More »

Simona Halep could win first Grand Slam at French Open: Mary Pierce

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Attention turned exclusively to the women's competition on Thursday, and Halep thrived under the spotlight as the tournament's third seed defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to progress to her second French Open final. "I am truly happy and can not believe what I have achieved, " she said after her win over Caroline Wozniacki yesterday. A Grand Slam final appearance for either Halep or Pliskova would put them in a good position on the leaderboard for the Race to Singapore of the ... Read More »