Sports Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4
Author: 0 Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4

In the top of the eighth inning of Monday's game, Giants reliever Hunter Strickland threw at Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and hit him in the hip. Strickland apparently plunked Harper for hitting two home runs during the 2014 NLDS, a series in which the Giants beat the Nationals . Strickland beaned Harper with a 98 miles per hour fastball and the Nats slugger charged immediately, appearing to consider chucking his helmet at the hurler before tossing it aside and opting for his fists ...

Sports Sportswriter Fired for Controversial Indianapolis 500 Tweet
Author: 0 Sportswriter Fired for Controversial Indianapolis 500 Tweet

People from all around the globe tune in to see the race, including numerous drivers who race earlier that day in the F1 Monaco Grand Prix. "When I saw that, I'm like, 'Whoa, I think we're going to win this thing'". At the F1 race in Monaco, Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne failed to make it to the end due to crashes on the narrow streets. Penske driver Helio Castroneves picked up $770,629 after finishing two tenths behind Sato in second place.

Sports Shami key to India's Champions Trophy prospects: Irfan Pathan
Author: 0 Shami key to India's Champions Trophy prospects: Irfan Pathan

Mohun Bagan beat Tapan Memorial Club by seven wickets riding on Saha's 32-ball 44 in a low-scoring affair. As the play-off between arch-rivals in mini World Cup is nearing, players are exchanging statements to take mental advantage over each other before the game.

Sports Stopping LeBron James the focal point for Golden State Warriors
Author: 0 Stopping LeBron James the focal point for Golden State Warriors

After the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped guarding Harrison Barnes in last year's NBA Finals and simply dared him to shoot, will the Warriors be a tougher defensive matchup this year with Durant taking Barnes' place in the starting lineup? Win or lose in the NBA Finals , Kevin Durant will, too.

Sports Jose Urena: Urena earns third win Sunday vs. Angels
Author: 0 Jose Urena: Urena earns third win Sunday vs. Angels

Per a report by Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register , Trout sustained a left thumb sprain on the play. "It's just sore", Trout said . "Hopefully it's just a bad jam", he said. The Angels were shut out over the final five innings by five pitchers, while their bullpen gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings. He left a first-inning pitch over too much of the plate, and Giancarlo Stanton hit it over the fence in left-center.

Sports Kvitova looks to Wimbledon as 'fairytale' ends
Author: 0 Kvitova looks to Wimbledon as 'fairytale' ends

The German will be happy to leave Roland Garros behind, and hope to rediscover a game in which several cylinders are misfiring in time for Wimbledon , where she finished runner-up previous year. "But I really fought". "But right now I think that I have to find to myself again and just trying to forgot the clay court season as soon as possible and then reset and starting from the grass courts again".

Author: 0 Coquelin: Arsenal won FA Cup for Wenger - we want him to stay

Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring at Wembley with a controversial goal having appeared to handle the ball in the build-up to his effort - which had originally been chalked out for offside before referee Anthony Taylor overruled his assistant.

Author: 0 Andy Murray finds form as he makes winning start in Paris

Top seed Murray has endured a disappointing year, but reached round two at Roland Garros with a 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-0 win over the Russian outsider on Tuesday. Kuznetsov , ranked 73rd in the world, couldn't prove the same style of tennis that helped him to the semifinals of the ATP Geneva Open last week as the players took court at a packed Philippe-Chatrier stadium.

Sports Warriors sweep Spurs to third straight NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors sweep Spurs to third straight NBA Finals

Golden State will either face the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals which begin next Thursday. For the past two seasons, the Warriors have faced the same opponent - the Cleveland Cavaliers - in the Finals.

Sports Rafael Nadal surprises Chinese ball kids at Roland Garros
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal surprises Chinese ball kids at Roland Garros

In the first round of play, Djokovic defeated Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Nadal, who next plays Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, deflected any talk about his uncle, Toni , stepping down as his coach. "I think I played a good match, I think I played a solid match, hitting very well with the forehand ". I am happy that he will be involved in the academy more than ever, that's good for kids, and that's all good for the academy.

Sports Penguins cruise to within game of finals
Author: 0 Penguins cruise to within game of finals

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) makes a save as Ottawa Senators center Zack Smith (15) and Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley (6) battle in front during the third period of Game six of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Ottawa, Ontario , Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Author: 0 Stunning upset on first day at Roland Garros

Top-ranked Angelique Kerber made history at the 2017 French Open , but it wasn't exactly the kind she wanted. "This year, I mean, the expectations are much bigger, especially in the big tournaments and the grand slams", she said, sadly.

Author: 0 Terry To Decide On Future After FA Cup Final

News of the plan could have alerted gamblers to a situation they might have exploited. FA rules on match fixing state: "Fixing is arranging in advance the result or conduct of a match or competition, or any event within a match or competition".

Sports Intel Unveils Drones for Advanced Pitch Analysis at ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Author: 0 Intel Unveils Drones for Advanced Pitch Analysis at ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Morgan also said he expects all-rounder Ben Stokes to bowl in Thursdays opening game against Bangladesh at The Kia Oval. "If they don't take pressure and play (with the confidence) as defending champions , then it will be good". Meanwhile, the images caught by the drone will be offering rich visual data which will be used to generate pitch reports. As well as the speed of the bat through each shot, the sensor will also detail the direction and timing of back-lift and follow-through.

Sports Hamilton unsure if his cordial relationship with title rival Vettel will last
Author: 0 Hamilton unsure if his cordial relationship with title rival Vettel will last

While Vettel used his two sets of faster tires first before finishing on the more long-lasting but slower ones, Hamilton used his more conservative tires after his first pit stop, allowing him to finish on the faster set. "He was respectful, and still that respect stayed the same, but I think you could sense he was angry". Vettel sold Bottas not one, but two dummies to get along side his Mercedes in the braking zone, and even still had to put two wheels on the grass to make the pass stick.

Sports Finally, the Golden State Warriors need Kevin Durant
Author: 0 Finally, the Golden State Warriors need Kevin Durant

The Cleveland Cavaliers flipped the switch. again. Golden State have rattled off a record 12 straight post-season wins, keeping their flawless playoff run through three rounds. Now comes the much expected best-of-seven championship series , and those guys won't even be around because the games are on ABC. The Cavaliers added a 3-point specialist in Korver, along with backup point guard Deron Williams and swingman Derrick Williams to the mix in hopes of giving James more ...

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger criticised over new contract and Riyad Mahrez transfer pursuit

Wenger has reportedly met with majority owner Stan Kroenke and has reached an agreement on a two-year contract which is expected to be announced tomorrow. "We go home with a bad taste because of what has happened but for sure we would rather win the Premier League than the FA Cup ." he explained. "For me, Arsenal winning the FA Cup was very important for the manager, players and fans", Petit said.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: India crush Bangladesh by 240 runs in warm-up game

South Africa and England are the perennial underachievers in one-day global cricket , mixing high hopes with high-profile failures in the big tournaments. Jadhav further said the team's preparation has been good and personally, he is raring to go. With Australia aiming to capture a record third Champions Trophy, a feat which has never been done in cricketing history, the question has to be asked.

Author: 0 Durant vs James 2

The first came in the first round of the playoffs when the Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk yanked Kevin Love's shoulder out of its socket. He got an MRI exam on his left knee after the Warriors won Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs, and he sat out of Game 2.

Author: 0 Nothing goes right for Tsonga in French Open loss

A swarm of ball kids surrounded Novak Djokovic to help deliver his traditional heart-sharing celebration to fans. Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam victor, goes on to face Argentine Diego Schwartzman while 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal takes on Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.

Sports How the British and Irish Lions have fared in New Zealand
Author: 0 How the British and Irish Lions have fared in New Zealand

The first Test takes place in Auckland on June 24th. The impact made by the all-conquering 1971 British and Irish Lions in New Zealand revolutionised the game and was a major factor in the All Blacks' triumph in the inaugural World Cup 16 years later, according to a new book about the tour.

Sports Wenger: Arsenal board need to rewatch FA Cup final victory
Author: 0 Wenger: Arsenal board need to rewatch FA Cup final victory

The Labour leader, an avid Arsenal fan and supporter of Wenger, will be delighted that the Frenchman will be staying after battling to extend his 21-year reign against a backdrop of supporter unrest. Wenger berated those fans who had called for his exit during matches in the latter part of the season, but said he does not have to hold it against them in the long-run.

Author: 0 Jack Nicklaus on Tiger Woods' latest trouble: He needs our help

Woods, the driver and only person in the auto, had his seat belt on and was seated in the driver's seat. At one point, police said he appeared to be on the verge of falling over and one officer rushed over to catch him. "I feel bad for Tiger", Jack Nicklaus said at a news conference to promote his tournament, the Memorial, which will be played this week in Dublin, Ohio.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli: Team India fitter and more experienced

In our heads nothing really changes, it's exactly the same for us. It's not the first time we are playing against them. " If you've got a coaching staff that's uptight or too energetic, sometimes all that extra external pressure and stress can get to the players ".

Sports Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger Hails 'Spectacular' FA Cup Win
Author: 0 Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger Hails 'Spectacular' FA Cup Win

And the sour note on Saturday must have remained fresh in the memory when he walked down the aisle a day later in London to Wednesday his long-term girlfriend. With Arsenal ending the league campaign outside the top four, and therefore missing out on Champions League qualification, the FA Cup success against Chelsea has done little to quell unrest among some supporters.

Sports LeBron James Returns to Dominant Form in Game 4
Author: 0 LeBron James Returns to Dominant Form in Game 4

His huge value has been showcased with him in and out of the lineup the last two years versus the Warriors . Their 10th straight victory in a potential series-clinching game sent LeBron James (and seldom-used teammate James Jones) to a record seventh straight NBA Finals .

Author: 0 Nadal brushes aside France's Paire in Roland Garros opener

Agassi, the 1999 Roland Garros champion and eight-time major victor, had only committed to just a "few matches " with the world number two. Channelling the confidence built up during a 17-match winning streak in taking claycourt titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, Nadal then pulled clear as Paire suffered a reaction to taking energy tablets.

Author: 0 Ducks hopeful goalie John Gibson plays Game 6 tonight

That's all the Predators need to punch their first-ever ticket to the Stanley Cup Final . "I didn't think our compete level was where it needed to be", said Getzlaf. The tally, Aberg's first of the playoffs, came just a few minutes after the Swede lost a tooth on a face-plant while generating another scoring opportunity.

Sports Travis hits tiebreaking homer, Jays sweep Reds with 5-4 win
Author: 0 Travis hits tiebreaking homer, Jays sweep Reds with 5-4 win

The Jays mustered seven hits and three free passes with Jose Bautista , Josh Donaldson , Russell Martin and Kendrys Morales each leaving the yard and combining for six RBI's and five runs. It was the eighth homer this season for McCutchen, who was recently dropped to sixth in the batting order for the first time in his career. Cincinnati starter Tim Adleman allowed six hits, two walks and three runs in six innings.

Sports Refs and Senators Force Game 7
Author: 0 Refs and Senators Force Game 7

We had a lot of shots. Hopefully that play continues into Game 7. Hard to argue against that when the Penguins outshot the Senators 46-30 and out-attempted them 54-31 on Tuesday. They simply could not have been worse. "I feel like this team, I've never been on a team that reloads as quick as we do and that's what this time of year is all about.

Author: 0 Cesc Fabregas sends message to Chelsea fans about his future

There is no structure; thus, if Wenger were to depart, Arsenal would have no manager in June. Arsenal will miss out on the lucrative Champions League next term for the first time since Wenger took charge in 1996. Wenger, who has called repeatedly for a change in manager, said on Twitter: "Wenger wins". Mertesacker showed a mixture of composure, strength and leadership to patrol Arsenal's back three in his first start of the campaign.

Sports Kvitova victorious in first action since attack
Author: 0 Kvitova victorious in first action since attack

It is a second consecutive first-round loss at Roland Garros for Kerber, who won the Australian Open and US Open titles a year ago and reached the Wimbledon final. "I won the match today, but I knew I had already won", she added in reference to the initial nightmare scenario in which she feared she'd lose the fingers on her left playing hand.

Sports No. 1 Kerber suffers historic upset at French Open
Author: 0 No. 1 Kerber suffers historic upset at French Open

Kerber failed to withstand the strong forehand and backhand attack from her opponent as she lost the first set 6-2 in 38 minutes. PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Ekaterina Makarova was playing on Court Philippe Chatrier for the first time in nine years and she produced a performance fitting to the occasion - a 6-2 6-2 victory over top-seed Angelique Kerber .

Sports Nadal, Djokovic advance; Muguruza survives
Author: 0 Nadal, Djokovic advance; Muguruza survives

OK, he lost to Nadal in straight sets, but at least he tried to beat him the right way. One to watch tomorrow?: "I think everybody is eager to see what Andy Murray gets up to here tomorrow, see what his mindset is like". "I think I played a good match", the Spaniard offered, nearly as a question, when asked about his form in thrashing Robin Haase 6-1 6-4 6-3. "I'm disappointed, for sure".

Author: 0 Kick times for Pitt, Ohio State, more games announced

FOX is also the rights holder for the World Series, which is probably a reason why the game vs. Ohio State isn't set for primetime. Penn State's Homecoming game on November 11 against Rutgers will kick at noon, and so will the Nittany Lions' Oct.

Author: 0 Patrick Stewart always knew Huddersfield Town would make it

For the first time in second-tier history, the 90 minutes ended goalless and penalties were required to separate the two sides following a cagey affair. Hoyle has already had to fend off suitors, but promotion means it will be easier to keep his manager at the John Smith's Stadium. "They've probably worked harder than they've ever done before and now they have got the credit, they're working for a Premier League football club and this town will be very proud to be involved in it next ...

Sports Are the Boston Celtics Harder to Defend than the Golden State Warriors?
Author: 0 Are the Boston Celtics Harder to Defend than the Golden State Warriors?

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas says he must wait until the swelling subsides in his injured right hip before determining his rehabilitation plan but noted that surgery is not now the top option. LeBron James lost in the 2011 NBA Finals to a team with a greater spread of talent but less talented players at the top of the roster. "They're genuine with their happiness.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr Unlikely To Coach Game 1 Of Finals

If the Celtics had won, Bird and Johnson would both have four career National Basketball Association titles, and Bird would have beaten Magic in two out of three Finals meetings. JAMES: The biggest thing for me sitting here today after breaking the all-time scoring record in playoff history is that I did it just being me. Recounting some of the lessons learned from the Warriors' series victory over the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals .

Author: 0 Golfer Tiger Woods fell asleep at wheel, police report says

Woods was released on his own recognizance without bond at 10:50 a.m. EDT Monday. According to a probable cause affidavit, Woods said he was coming home from California and he did not know where he was. "It's embarrassing for Tiger, something that you can't go back and change", Begay said on Golf Channel from the NCAA men's golf championship in Sugar Grove, Illinois, where he was working for the network.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger agrees two-year Arsenal contract

They fell short of the Double, losing 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final, but Conte insisted they can feel proud of their efforts. Arsenal are planning to make an official announcement on Wednesday. "I think obviously when he went inside there was a moment when I sort of went to go for the ball, and then I thought he might just be a little bit ahead of me so I made a decision to pull out and not go for it".

Author: 0 I feel ready for Champions Trophy now: Dinesh Karthik

Pakistan , New Zealand , and Sri Lanka should be competitive, while the rank outsider, Bangladesh , is capable of causing a shock - as shown in the 2015 World Cup when it beat England to reach the knockout stage. In reply, Bangladesh failed to get going against the Indian new ball duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav , who shared six wickets between them, to skittle them out for a paltry 84 in just 23.5 overs.

Author: 0 Oxlade Surprised Moses Was Sent Off In Cup Final

Gazidis also called on the club's fans to unite behind the team after a season in which protests both inside and outside the stadium have - in his opinion - affected performances on the pitch. "Outside the game, I accept I never had any word with any journalist in 20 years if they criticise my decisions or my opinions". Asked if he would be preparing a presentation ahead of the meeting, Wenger said: "The best presentation is to watch the game".

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Eyes Wayne Rooney Stay

That is except for saying that if he's playing in the Premier League , it will be only for Manchester United or Everton . He told Sky Sports News HQ: "First of all Manchester is a working class city and it has fantastic people there".

Author: 0 3 immediate ramifications from Arsene Wenger staying

Wenger has been on the hot seat in recent weeks, with many fans calling for him to be sacked after Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League and missed out on Champions League qualification. Arsenal are planning to make a statement and release an interview with Wenger on Wednesday, when further internal changes are expected to be outlined.

Sports Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home
Author: 0 Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

Detectives are investigating it as a possible hate crime, authorities tell TMZ Sports . Police are looking at footage neighbor's security cameras to find the perpetrator. Game 1 is Thursday night. James recently responded to the racism aimed at Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones. After Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was the target of racial slurs while playing against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, James said , "Racism, we know, exists".