Sports

Author: 0 Preds encouraged despite Game 1 loss in Stanley Cup Final

Predators fans have a long-standing tradition of throwing catfish onto the ice during playoff games. The Penguins' influx of offense started with a pair of penalties on Predators at 13:50. Not everything, though. Pittsburgh's second goal came after Nashville's Calle Jarnkrok laid his stick on Patric Hornqvist's skate in front of the net, and Hornqvist went down - it was either a very artful trip or a phantom call, but as it happened Nashville's James Neal was cross-checking Trevor ...

Author: 0 Kerber in historic loss, tearful Kvitova makes comeback

Kerber's loss places her game in question. "I mean, I know in the last years I had always up and downs and right now, of course, I'm ... down". Three-time champion Serena Williams is not there as she is expecting a child, while the organizers declined to give two-time champion Maria Sharapova a wild card after she returned from her doping ban.

Sports Angelique Kerber knocked out of 2017 French Open
Author: 0 Angelique Kerber knocked out of 2017 French Open

Angelique Kerber became the first top seed to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros on Sunday as tearful Petra Kvitova swept to victory in her first match since surviving a knife attack which nearly ended her career. "But right now, I think that I have to find myself again". A French Open semi-finalist in 2012, Kvitova will face Bethanie Mattek-Sands or Evgeniya Rodina in the next round.

Author: 0 LeBron James undaunted by Warriors

In the poster child league for top-heavy imbalance, the Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs, having swept Portland, Utah and San Antonio like they were G-League cannon fodder. Kevin Durant has had a smooth ride thus far in his first postseason with the Golden State Warriors , but the NBA Finals are going to be the true test as to whether or not Durant will still have critics next season.

Sports Angelique Kerber makes unwanted history
Author: 0 Angelique Kerber makes unwanted history

Kerber has endured a tough 2017 after winning two majors past year and taking Serena Williams' place at the top of the world rankings. She lost her opener in Stuttgart where she was the defending champion, suffered a thigh injury in the third round in Madrid and lost first time out in Rome .

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal notches emphatic first round victory at the French Open

The 30-year-old Serb, without a Tour title since January, found little resistance from Granollers, grabbing two breaks early on in the first set as he chased the 77th-ranked Spaniard around the court. "So that's basically the only thing that I think wasn't really great for me today". Djokovic , who completed a career Grand Slam in Paris a year ago but has been struggling with form and confidence since, was watched by new coach Andre Agassi as he begins his bid to become the first man in ...

Sports Anderson takes no-hit bid into eighth in Brewers win
Author: 0 Anderson takes no-hit bid into eighth in Brewers win

Anderson had already thrown 111 pitches through his seven innings. Rob Scahill relieved after the hit, and Anderson received an extended standing ovation. Counsell was then asked which position player would most likely take the mound in a blowout or emergency situation. Greinke held the White Sox to one run over 8 2/3 innings Monday in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 win.

Author: 0 NBA Finals: LeBron James compares 2017 Warriors to 2014 Spurs

The Warriors may be the better team, but try convincing the Cavs of that. But the three-times National Basketball Association champion was also quick to point out that he has faced such a talent-laden squad on the NBA's biggest stage before - in 2013 against San Antonio while playing with Miami - and came out on the winning side.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge, released

A primary part of the Penguins' problem was the overuse of stretch passes. The same is true for Mike Sullivan's Penguins, though Justin Schultz, Trevor Daley, Olli Maatta and Co. 1 starter, who got the job done against Ottawa, winning the decisive seventh game on his 23rd birthday. The Penguins will have the luxury of doing it with the lead.

Sports Tiger Woods Booked On DUI Charge In Florida
Author: 0 Tiger Woods Booked On DUI Charge In Florida

Jupiter Police spokesperson Kristin Rightler did not immediately offer further detail about the arrest. PGA Tour spokesman Ty Votaw said the tour would have no comment. "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved", the statement read . The medications that Woods mentions in his statement were likely prescribed in relation to his spinal fusion surgery last month, with the recovery period expected to be at least six months.

Author: 0 Wenger coaching future in the dark as Arsenal verdict looms

The 32-year-old had played only 37 minutes all season after coming off the bench in last weekend's 3-1 win against Everton . Wenger is reported to have been offered a new contract, but when asked if he knows what will happen, he replied: "No".

Sports Kvitova makes winning return at Roland Garros
Author: 0 Kvitova makes winning return at Roland Garros

World women's tennis number one Angelique Kerber's nightmare season has hit a new low after being dumped out of the French Open 6-2 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova . So it was a real pleasure to play in front of them and play how I played. "I think this is hard", Kerber said. Petra Kvitova returned to the tennis courts six months after a knife attack left her injured and threatened her career.

Author: 0 Mertesacker reveals how Arsenal 'double act' kept Costa quiet

Wenger has been under a lot of criticism during the season, and after 21 years at the club, many vocal Arsenal supporters believe it is time for a change. "Whether that was ourselves or whether that was how well they pressed, I don't know but that was the most disappointing thing for us in the first half".

Author: 0 LeBron ready for NBA's great challenge

And if you add Pop (Gregg Popovich) in there, that's five Hall of Famers. But there was some adversity, they were down, they went to Boston , and Boston was very good, and he just figured out a way. Due to the signing, and overall dominance of the two teams, all experts predicted that these two teams would reach the finals again. The number of teams I've been on was in like one year.

Author: 0 Hornqvist set to return for Pens, Fisher for Preds in Game 1

The Penguins were outshot 26-12 and went 37 minutes without managing to get one puck on Rinne, the best goalie in the playoffs and the main reason the Predators are on their sport's biggest stage for the first time . As they prepare to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Cup, let's look back at the journey that brought them here -complete with the highs, lows, and everything in between.

Author: 0 Huddersfield Town Promoted to Premier League

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle insisted his club had earned promotion "the right way" after overcoming Reading in a game reported to be worth as much as £290million if Town survive in the Premier League next season. Fittingly for a team who became the first in Football League history to be promoted with a negative goal difference, Huddersfield needed penalty heroics to go up.

Sports Tiger Woods blames medication for DUI arrest in South Florida
Author: 0 Tiger Woods blames medication for DUI arrest in South Florida

Monday in a suburban area. Police smelled alcohol on Woods' breath after they pulled his 2015 Mercedes over a few miles from his home, according to TMZ . Woods said in a blog post published last Wednesday that "it was instant nerve relief". "Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me", he wrote.

Author: 0 Rio Ferdinand sends message to Chelsea fans after Arsenal loss

Let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future". Ramsey needs someone who can make the long passes and just move the ball around to partner him, but Wenger, rightly, didn't trust Granit Xhaka enough to play the deep, screening role, purely because of his penchant to go for a tackle and get himself sent off.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods arrested in Fla. for DUI

Sullivan declined to reveal who Hornqvist would replace, but said that Carl Hagelin and Jake Guentzel would both be "game-time decisions". Nick Bonino scored twice, including and empty-net goal, while Evgeni Malkin and Conor Sheary scored in the first period for Pittsburgh .

Author: 0 Wenger says FA Cup triumph has no bearing on his future

A poor run of form in February and March meant Arsene Wenger's men failed to finish inside the Premier League top four for the first time in over 20 years. The Frenchman claimed the triumph was one of his proudest moments, alongside the 2003-04 Arsenal team that won the title without losing a single league game.

Sports Petra Kvitova eases past Boserup on first day of French Open
Author: 0 Petra Kvitova eases past Boserup on first day of French Open

After that, she was looking back in form. Defending champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain is through to the second round at the French Open with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Italian Francesca Schiavone . A few hours later, Kvitova beat Eugenie Bouchard for her second Wimbledon title. The scars were very tight and very hard. Moreover, it was a dream start for the two-time Wimbledon champion as she broke the American in the next game to lead 2-0.

Author: 0 Gambhir guides Knight Riders past Sunrisers at 1:30am

Mumbai topped the group stages but lost to Rising Pune Supergiant in the first qualifier but came back strongly in the second one to earn an easy victory. The Mumbai Indians will be chasing their third IPL title which would make them the most successful team in the history of the competition . The table-toppers at the end of the regular season, Mumbai lost on home soil to Rising Pune Supergiant in Tuesday's opening play-off fixture .

Sports No1 Kerber blown out of French Open
Author: 0 No1 Kerber blown out of French Open

The 31st-seeded Vinci, most famous for ending Williams' hopes of a calendar year Grand Slam by beating her in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2015, lost to Rio Olympics gold medalist Monica Puig 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. "I mean, I know in the last years I had always up and downs and right now, of course, I'm ... down". "I see her this morning and I hug her", said 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Author: 0 French Open gets underway amid tight security on a hot day

Indeed, just being there under a cloud-filled sky in the main stadium at Roland Garros was a victory for Kvitova , who needed surgery on her left hand - the one she holds her racket with - after being stabbed by an intruder in the Czech Republic in late December.

Author: 0 Wenger reveals board meeting on Tuesday will decide his future

Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in the fourth minute with a somewhat controversial goal , and after Diego Costa tied things up for Chelsea in the 76th minute, Ramsey scored the victor in the 79th minute. "I said last week, this team will be in contention to win the title with one or two good buys". When asked if he felt the right person for the job, he said: "I do".

Author: 0 Kerr 'not ready' to return to Warriors sideline

Everything Kerr said is technically true. The 51-year-old coach took an indefinite leave of absence on April 23 as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery he underwent almost two years ago. "So he has to make those [in-game] decisions", Kerr said. "I'm not well enough to coach games, and I know that [because] I coached all 82 games and I did OK", Kerr explained.

Sports Morgan cautious over Stokes injury
Author: 0 Morgan cautious over Stokes injury

But the only time redemption seemed part of the equation was during a second-wicket stand of 112 between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis . Stokes, the Indian Premier League's recently-crowned MVP, had only bowled two overs at the time and Morgan chose to keep it that way even when he returned to the field ready to resume duties.

Author: 0 "Never say never" - Fabregas refuses to rule out Chelsea exit this summer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup final against Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium May 27, 2017 . "When they equalized it looked like things were against us, but we dug deep", Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck said. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte were unhappy with the first goal, saying: "I think the first goal was very odd".

Sports Thierry Henry: This is what Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez wants
Author: 0 Thierry Henry: This is what Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez wants

Latest media reports have indicated that Wenger will sign a new contract whatever the result at Wembley Stadium, in the face of disillusionment with his stewardship by many Arsenal fans. That's because of the way UEFA's Champions League coefficients and seeding systems work, placing the 32 teams in four pots of eight based on several criteria.

Author: 0 F1 round-up: Hamilton beats Vettel in thrilling duel in Spain

Hamilton was second but there was chaos behind as Bottas bumped into Kimi Raikkonen , who, in turn, ran into Max Verstappen. But Mercedes' strategy saw three-time world champion Hamilton take the chequered flag in Spain, setting the fastest lap of the race for the third time this season along the way.

Author: 0 Who will win Finals MVP?

Just don't try to tell them that. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) soars to the basket over Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder, left, and center Kelly Olynyk (41) during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals , o.

Sports Horschel trumps Day in play-off to win AT&T Byron Nelson
Author: 0 Horschel trumps Day in play-off to win AT&T Byron Nelson

Both bogeyed the 12th, with Horschel adding another bogey at No. 13 before draining a 60-foot birdie putt at the 14th for a share of the lead. Horschel, who came into the tournament having missed four consecutive cuts, began the day a shot behind overnight leader John Hahn.

Author: 0 Hope fading for missing in Sri Lanka flooding

Bangladeshi authorities ordered all fishing crews to return to shore and advised people living in the southeastern area of Cox's Bazar to move to higher ground. The disaster has left almost 2,000 homes destroyed and more than half a million people displaced, according to Al-Jazeera. A third Indian Naval Ship, INS Jalashwa, with additional relief material, is expected to reach Colombo soon.

Author: 0 Jesse Lingard: Manchester United "capable of anything" next season

They join Juventus, Ajax , Bayern Munich and Chelsea as the only clubs to have won the Champions League , the Europa League and the now defunct European Cup Winners' Cup. For all his spin, his at-times questionable man-management and the cautious approach of his team, Mourinho is proving to be the coach to whom United really should have turned after the retirement of Alex Ferguson in 2013.

Author: 0 LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

It's tough for me to say that is the case. "My adrenaline was still going from after the game ", Irving said of that moment, one that went viral. "I told the team the good news is the team is really healthy, the bad news is the coaching staff is dropping like flies", Kerr joked.

Author: 0 John Terry could retire after leaving Chelsea in summer

Antonio Conte has hailed Azpilicueta's professionalism and says he is a model footballer that will play in any position asked of him. Kurt Zouma headed against Terry from Willian's corner, allowing the retiring captain to hook the ball in off the left-hand post for his first goal since January past year.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors Are In The Finals

Up next could be a third straight championship meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers , who lead the Boston Celtics 2-1 in the East finals. Stephen Curry (36 points, six assists and five three-pointers), Kevin Durant (29 points and 12 rebounds) and Draymond Green (16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists) led the way for the victors.

Sports Arsene Wenger: FA Cup win secures my future
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: FA Cup win secures my future

And one side they could look at is Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham , so here are TWO Spurs stars Chelsea must try and land this summer... Wenger with his seventh FA Cup . "You can not make 35 years at the top level if you believe you're not the right man to do the job". Conte was offering a defence for the player, who was shown the red card during the Emirates FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Author: 0 Curry, not KD, needs the Finals MVP

James didn't speak to reporters on Saturday either, leaving Love to serve as the team's unofficial spokesman as the sports world inched closer to a matchup that seemed destined from the moment last season's Finals ended. Despite not being the favorite, the Cleveland Cavaliers are confident as they prepare for another Game 1 . The Cavs and Warriors have become the NBA's modern Lakers-Celtics.

Author: 0 LeBron Passes Michael On Playoff Scoring List

He overcame some early foul trouble to finish 15-of-27 from the field and hit a bunch of key shots in the second half to help the Cavaliers win 112-99 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. I know we can play better. The next active player, Durant, is far behind James at 2,872 playoff points, although the Golden State forward is also four years younger.

Sports Rafael Nadal begins pursuit of 10th French Open title against mercurial Paire
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal begins pursuit of 10th French Open title against mercurial Paire

Granollers barely threatened on Djokovic's serve, but the defending champion had to spend more time on the court in the heat than he would have liked due to his inability to put his opponent away quickly. "I'm very happy to be back here after what happened past year". They will face the last four if they continue. Former U.S. Open runner-up Roberta Vinci could not find a way to end her losing streak at Roland Garros and lost in the first round of the French Open again.

Author: 0 Mike Trout leaves game on Sunday with thumb injury

Trout stayed in the game, and played defense in the bottom of the fifth inning but was eventually replaced as the game wound up out of hand, with the Angels losing 9-2. Going into Sunday , Trout lead the league in home runs (16), was fourth in batting average (.342), second in total bases (121), third in walks (35), and leads in slugging percentage (.752) and on-base percentage (.463).

Author: 0 Tearful Kvitova returns, Kerber in historic loss

Pojd." That last word, which is the Czech equivalent of "Come on!" and was spelled on the shirts with a red heart instead of the "o", is often yelled by Kvitova to celebrate particularly good shots. Makarova's win against Kerber in the first round contest lasted for just over 80 minutes. "I think it doesn't really matter how I played, but I won", Kvitova said.

Author: 0 Bernardo Silva: You don't say no to Pep Guardiola!

You don't need to be fluent in French to see that the reported fee is around €50m, a high price for the position, but Mendy has looked unplayable at times in Monaco's title winning season and was always going to command a big fee. 'But they attack with (Thomas) Lemar, Bernardo Silva and (Radamel) Falcao and (Valere) Germain. These three deals alone would see City having spent nearly £150 million already, but there is believed to be much more in the transfer kitty as Guardiola looks to ...

Author: 0 Bernardo Silva joins Man City in a £43m deal from Monaco

The agreement between City and Silva comes amid interest in the player from a host of top Clubs across Europe. Silva had also been tracked by United - he shares the same agent, Jorge Mendes, as José Mourinho - but has by-passed Old Trafford and instead represents an expensive statement of Guardiola's intent despite the attacking riches that City already possess.

Author: 0 LeBron undaunted by challenge of facing Warriors

However, during the 2015-2016 season, the Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 Golden State game advantage to win their first NBA Championship. The pressure is going to be on Kevin Durant all series long. Nelson said he might reconsider if he thought Durant was going to be a superstar, and the forward looked like one as he tore through the Big 12 as a freshman at Texas.

Author: 0 Chelsea's Antonio Conte: Moses is 'an honest player'

Ramsey sealed the victory for Arsene Wenger's men three minutes later, heading home from substitute Olivier Giroud's cross. The former Werder Bremen defender admitted he had "suffered" this season but was delighted to be able to give his all as Arsenal turned a mediocre campaign into a memorable one by securing a record 13th FA Cup win.

Author: 0 Player guide for Champions League finalist Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and his key defender Giorgio Chiellini seek a relaxed approach to Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid . DANI CARVAJAL: The right back quickly became an undisputed starter after coach Zinedine Zidane took over as coach past year. Real Madrid and Juventus go head to head at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday in what could be an histrionic Champions League Final.