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Sports Johnson earns 83rd career victory, ties Yarborough
Author: 0 Johnson earns 83rd career victory, ties Yarborough

Johnson's win moved him into a tie with Cale Yarborough for sixth place on the all-time victories list. His victory in the AAA 400 Drive For Autism is his third of the season and 83rd in 556 career starts. Recalled Yarborough: "I remember him telling me one day, 'I don't care how many fenders is on that vehicle, I don't care whether it's upside down, I don't care what kind of condition it's in - as long as you were in front when it happened.' I never forgot that and I made it a point to ...

Sports Defeated Stam pledges future to Reading cause
Author: 0 Defeated Stam pledges future to Reading cause

Aaron Mooy , one of the key figures in Huddersfield Town's remarkable promotion-winning campaign, has hinted that he will not address his future until after pre-season has begun. "I've told them to not talk to me until the end of the season". He said of his decisive contribution: "The heart rate was pretty high". In an incredible achievement for David Wagner , the Terriers will become the 49th different side to play in the Premier League , something no-one would have predicted last ...

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo's kid showboats into limelight with silky skills
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo's kid showboats into limelight with silky skills

No matter what, Ronaldo has been the decisive factor (along with the referees) to get Real Madrid past Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Juventus. EA SPORTS has today announced that Real Madrid star and four time Ballon d'Or victor, Cristiano Ronaldo , will be this year's Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 cover star.

Author: 0 Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors

ESPN and ABC's coverage of Game 3 of the NBA Finals starts Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on ABC7. The sweet taste of history turned soured when Golden State blew a 3-1 NBA Finals series lead to the Cleveland Cavs and watched their NBA crown slip away.

Sports Real Madrid make history with 2nd straight Champions League title
Author: 0 Real Madrid make history with 2nd straight Champions League title

Zinedine Zidane led his team to the club's first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958 after they saw off the threat of Barcelona to earn the Spanish title too, but they will not rest on their laurels. Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener was cancelled out by a stupendous Mario Mandzukic goal, the Croatian chesting down Gonzalo Higuain's volleyed lay-off and arcing a sublime volley over Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Sports Murray has to work to book meeting with familiar foe Del Potro
Author: 0 Murray has to work to book meeting with familiar foe Del Potro

I can imagine what you are feeling. World number one Sir Andy Murray recovered from a set down to reach the third round of the French Open with victory over Martin Kližan at Roland Garros. Indeed, Del Potro might have been in trouble had opponent Nicolas Almagro not retired in tears with a knee injury at one set all. He is coming back from injuries and has had a lot of tough draws.

Author: 0 England beat New Zealand to reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

In fact, Ball's figures after two overs read 2-2-0-1, and with Wood keeping it fast and hard at the other end too, New Zealand was rocked at the start. A record of 47 runs at 6.71 in England one-day matches since his bench-warming exercise at the IPL reveals that impudence is now in short supply. Besides, Trent Boult (1/56) and Mitchell Santner (1/54) picked up a wicket each for New Zealand .

Author: 0 Cavs might redeem selves in Game 3

That's because it may have been the fastest Finals game ever. But there is one major difference between last year's NBA Finals when Cleveland erased a 3-1 deficit to win the championship and this one. After his remarkable performance in Game 1 , finishing with 38 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and no turnovers to lead Golden State to a victory, Durant followed that up with 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, three steals and five blocks in Game 2 .

Sports Andy Murray in French Open quarters
Author: 0 Andy Murray in French Open quarters

Andy Murray feels he is getting better with each match after reaching the French Open quarter-final with a straight-sets victory over Karen Khachanov . In the early stages, Khachanov demonstrated the power play that has seen him touted as a rising star, but the wily Murray was able to counter the young gun in a straightforward and professional manner.

Author: 0 Penguins head home upbeat despite 0-fer in Nashville

Calle Jarnkrok, Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg also scored for Nashville, which improved to 9-1 at home . We may not always realize it, but when it comes to these Finals, the fans seem to be making quite an impact. Pittsburgh lost a challenge for goalie interference. Just 66 seconds later, Crosby tied the score on a breakaway. They are getting production from everyone who hits the ice, with 19 different players scoring at least one goal - two shy of the National Hockey League record of ...

Author: 0 USA, New Zealand record America's Cup wins

Emirates Team New Zealand seized the lead in the America's Cup qualifying round-robin with two impressive victories on Friday as underdogs Groupama Team France dropped out of contention. Despite the setback, SoftBank Team Japan recovered brilliantly to close the gap to their rivals ahead of the next gate as the two teams crossed paths before the turn.

Sports Champs Real Madrid return home to heroes' welcome
Author: 0 Champs Real Madrid return home to heroes' welcome

The Spanish Champions defeated Italian Champions Juventus 4-1 to reclaim the European title for the first time in the Champions League era. One wonders whether Ronaldo Jr. In just 18 months as Real coach, the Frenchman also won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, both in 2016. "That is why he is already the best coach in the world", said the president.

Sports Zidane can stay at Real for life - Perez
Author: 0 Zidane can stay at Real for life - Perez

Ronaldo's maiden trophy came at the Principality Stadium when, aged just 19, he headed the opening goal as Manchester United beat Millwall in the 2004 FA Cup final. Real Madrid has scored 500 goals as the first team in the Champions League. Squad rotation allowed Portugal's greatest ever to not only recover from Euro 2016 exertions, it kept him fresh and in peak form during the crunch months of April and May.

Sports Pakistan's injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Pakistan's injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

South Africa and Pakistan are cricketing opposites in every conceivable way at the moment. Arthur suggested too many Pakistan players had suffered "stage fright" against India in front of a capacity crowd of more than 24,000. " Pakistan batsmen need to free their minds and play with a positive mindset, which would allow them to go after the bowling while rotating the strike intelligently", Afridi said.

Author: 0 Unmoved by criticism, Mallya says will continue to attend India matches

A report by TOI quotes top source from BCCI as saying, "Look, Virat or his foundation never invited Mallya at the function. Similarly, someone who bought a table must have invited him". In another picture shared on the social media, Vijay Mallya was seen interacting with the legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs.

Author: 0 NHL: Predators even Stanley Cup Final with 4-1 win over Penguins

With the score still tied early in the second period , Frederick Gaudreau looked like he was denied by Penguins goalie Matt Murray . Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in the series after not getting a shot on goal in Game 3 .

Author: 0 Durant's menacing defense leads the way for Warriors

He is averaging 26.9 points per game - less than two points behind Stephen Curry - and has defended James extremely well. For the Cavs enter Wednesday's home game against the Warriors trailing 0-2 in the Finals to the Warriors, having been overmatched in the first two games - like previous year.

Author: 0 Girl, 8, booted from soccer tournament for "looking like a boy"

Wambach has reached out to an 8-year-old Nebraska girl who says her team was disqualified from a tournament because she "looks like a boy ". Fuentes says Mili should not have to carry a birth certificate with her to prove she is a girl since that information is provided prior to the games., at registration.

Author: 0 Rookie Frederick Gaudreau paces Nashville Predators to Stanley Cup Final-tying victory

Game 5 is Thursday back at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. "You need your whole team", Crosby said. "I thought we had good starts both games [in Pittsburgh]", he said. "I had how many chances, just myself". The Predators owe their second goal to the eagle-eyed watchers from the National Hockey League. After a sluggish start, Jarnkrok has produced five points in his last five playoff contests .

Sports Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori French Open quarterfinals match preview
Author: 0 Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori French Open quarterfinals match preview

Nishikori has had a more gruelling passage to the last eight: he has twice lost a set 6-0, appears hindered by back trouble and will need to play as he did in NY to topple the rapidly improving world number one. "I sill feel the ankle some times but I am able to run". "I think today was probably the best I have played overall", said the top seed, who will face eighth seed Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals.

Sports Tiger Woods appears confused in police dashcam footage
Author: 0 Tiger Woods appears confused in police dashcam footage

Video footage of Tiger Woods being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence has been released by police in Florida. " I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly ", Woods said in his statement". At one point the officer asks him, "Are you alright?" then tells him he can do the tests without shoes. Eventually, his hands were behind his back as he was arrested and placed in the back seat of a patrol vehicle.

Sports ABC is off and running with NBA Finals
Author: 0 ABC is off and running with NBA Finals

But the Warriors refuse to get ahead of themselves after having lost the third game in each of the last two NBA Finals, both in Cleveland, and know they will have to snap that streak to even give them a shot at going 16-0 in the postseason.

Sports Scooter Gennett makes HR history
Author: 0 Scooter Gennett makes HR history

Louis Cardinals . Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Wainwright's streak of scoreless innings ended at 17 in the first. Rendon's game was awesome, but I'd say Gennett's fourth home run trumps Rendon's.

Author: 0 Catching a Legend; Johnson wins at Dover

Jimmie Johnson's 83rd career victory in Dover, Del ., on Sunday tied Cale Yarborough for sixth place on NASCAR's all-time list and brought up the usual conundrum of comparing athletes of different eras. He will look to post back-to-back wins for the second time this season after first doing it at Texas and Bristol back in April. Larson finished second, just like at last year's Dover event, with Martin Truex Jr - who won the first two stages - pitting very late to claim third.

Sports Man charged with climbing fence during Dover NASCAR race
Author: 0 Man charged with climbing fence during Dover NASCAR race

In September 2014, a man fan climbed the catchfence in Turn 4 at Richmond and tried to engage the crowd. The images show Infanti clinging to the top of the metal fence that arches over the track. The race was not stopped as he climbed back down the fence. "At 4:58 p.m., a white male subject climbed the fence in Turn 4 of the Speedway". Police did not indicate whether Infanti remained in custody or had been released on bail.

Sports Ronaldo sings 'Cristiano, Ballon d'Or!' at Real Madrid UCL title celebration
Author: 0 Ronaldo sings 'Cristiano, Ballon d'Or!' at Real Madrid UCL title celebration

The previous deal ended in March amid leagues criticizing UEFA's changes to the 2018-21 Champions League seasons, favoring clubs in Europe's four wealthiest and strongest soccer countries. "I've spoken to the boys already but I'm sure they'll be working hard and yes, I'll be watching and praying we get the three points". Cristiano Ronaldo just seems to get better and better.

Sports Was that the stench of pot in the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room?
Author: 0 Was that the stench of pot in the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room?

That's been quite evident through two games. “Much more physical today than we were in Game 1. The problem was that Curry might have double-dribbled on that possession. We have pretty successful players throughout history. What was so discouraging for the Cavs is that they played better in Game 2 but the result didn't really change.

Author: 0 Pride at stake for Pakistan

Fast bowling has been their strength but losing Wahab Riaz is not something Pakistan would be amused with. South Africa's captain and traditionally most explosive batsman AB de Villiers has lasted only six minutes and four balls at the crease in the ICC Champions Trophy so far.

Author: 0 Huddersfield win penalty shoot-out against Reading to seal Premier League spot

Huddersfield have never really challenged in the Sky Bet Championship , usually flirting with mid-to-low table finishes since they earned promotion to the second tier in 2012. Tipped as favourites for relegation at the start of the season under rookie manager David Wagner , Huddersfield will now play in the Premier League for the first time in their history after clinching a Stg170 million ($293.4 million) windfall.

Sports Predators, Penguins 1-1 after 1 in Game 4
Author: 0 Predators, Penguins 1-1 after 1 in Game 4

Gaudreau's goal came on a wraparound, but the horn sounded a little later because of video review. All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban briefly left the ice after Evgeni Malkin's shot hit his left leg with 7:08 remaining. A 3-1 deficit figures to be a hill too steep against the brilliant Penguins, despite the fact that their star, Sidney Crosby , has yet to score a goal in the series.

Sports Injured tally from Turin stampede rises to 1000
Author: 0 Injured tally from Turin stampede rises to 1000

This is a team which jetted out of Cardiff having not only defeated Juventus 4-1, but done so by ruthlessly brushing aside an outfit that had just won a sixth successive Serie A title and had only conceded three goals in the Champions League up to the final .

Author: 0 Rain costs Australia vital win at Champions Trophy

Smith's frustration was amplified by the fact they were just four overs away from the Duckworth-Lewis method being activated, which would have earned them a crucial two points . Mashrafe Mortaza [0], Rubel Hossain [0] and Mehedi Hasan Miraz [14] were subsequently all castled during a devastating spell of fast bowling as The Tigers were bowled out for a paltry 182 with 5.3 overs of their innings remaining.

Author: 0 Follow the Leader: Why the U.K. Election Really Is About Brexit

This week's most important event is scheduled for Thursday, June 8th when the United Kingdom will hold its snap general election called by Prime Minister May in April. May's campaigning style was criticized as stiff and lackluster, and some Conservative policy proposals got a hostile reception, including a plan to make pensioners pay for more of their care.

Author: 0 'Almost a smile' - Andy Murray plays basketball shot

But she missed a backhand, then put her hands on her hips and rolled her eyes. Before Monday, Khachanov had held serve for 48 successive service games. Murray posted a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Karen Khachanov , and Wawrinka was a 7-5, 7-6, 6-2 victor against Gael Monfils . Eighth-seeded Japanese Nishikori reached his seventh grand slam quarter-final with a 0-6 6-4 6-4 6-0 win over unseeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco .

Author: 0 Huge success for One Love Manchester

Grande said she completely changed the tone of the concert after meeting with the family of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, one of the victims who died. "And she would say, 'Grandpa, I don't know if that would work on a pop album.' And he said, 'I promise you, it's gonna be a big hit".

Sports Indy 500: Fernando Alonso Ready To Improvise At 'Unpredictable' Race
Author: 0 Indy 500: Fernando Alonso Ready To Improvise At 'Unpredictable' Race

The Indy 500 is scheduled to begin shortly after noon ET on Sunday. "There is a lot to come and hopefully I can sort myself out on Saturday morning after I have been through all the data". "I'm not really allowed to talk about it", Davies-Dixon said. The two-time Indycar champion, who is now driver coach for Harding Racing driver Gabby Chaves, believes a victory would also help to build up IndyCar's popularity globally.

Sports Utah baseball team pulls 'Hourglass Appreciation' release
Author: 0 Utah baseball team pulls 'Hourglass Appreciation' release

Raptors President Dave Baggott said Tuesday the team regrets "an unauthorized press release" that was sent out over the weekend and that it was not approved by the team's management. "Stars is the ONLY talent agency dedicated to developing healthy role models within the media", the posting said. The Raptors are an Ogden, Utah-based minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers .

Sports Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship
Author: 0 Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship

The lawyers of two Twitter users whose accounts were blocked by President Donald Trump are demanding Trump unblock their clients, accusing the president of violating their First Amendment rights. One of the Twitter users the letter said Trump had blocked is Holly O'Reilly, whose account is @AynRandPaulRyan . They argue the government "may not exclude people simply because it disagrees with them".

Sports Deal for Beckham's Miami soccer stadium land gets approval
Author: 0 Deal for Beckham's Miami soccer stadium land gets approval

Miami Beckham United already paid $19 million for six other acres of land needed for the stadium and it would be privately funded with the stadium being subject to county property tax. Even so, he needs the city of Miami's approval for the project. After nearly four years of negotiations, during which he was denied both his vision for a glitzy waterfront development and his second choice of venue, Beckham and his investor group won approval from Miami-Dade county commission for their ...

Sports Draymond Green laughs off Magic Johnson saying Showtime Lakers would sweep Warriors
Author: 0 Draymond Green laughs off Magic Johnson saying Showtime Lakers would sweep Warriors

But to have no doubt the "Showtime" Lakers would not only beat the Warriors , but sweep them is kind of ridiculous. While it's hard to argue that the Magic-led Lakers wouldn't have given them a good run for their money, a sweep seems like a bit of a stretch, don't you think Magic? Teammate Klay Thompson jumped in and said the Warriors were better, and he was probably kidding considering his dad Mychal played with Johnson.

Sports Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko rematch could be confirmed this week
Author: 0 Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko rematch could be confirmed this week

Joshua secured the biggest victory of his career when he rose from the canvas to stop the former heavyweight king in the 11th round in front of 90,000 fans in April. "Cardiff isn't the frontrunner financially". You have to look at money, is it there? 'Until (Klitschko) turns round and says "no, I'm retiring", we're full steam ahead .

Sports Ferguson: United UEL Win Gave The City A Lift
Author: 0 Ferguson: United UEL Win Gave The City A Lift

It was a new and totally new side of the usually taciturn Mourinho. The 31-year-old has been starved of playing time under Jose Mourinho as it seems his powers are on the wane at the highest levels of European football . The victory was well earned and well deserved even though the game itself was calling for coffee to keep watchers awake. Paul Pogba was last to get on board, dancing toward the bus as others walked, making noises and whooping when others had spoken words.

Author: 0 Buttler hits rapid 61 as England all out for 310 against NZ

England have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy after beating New Zealand by 87 runs. While Bangladesh had mounted a spirited effort in the tournament opener against England , scoring 305 for 6 before losing by eight wickets, their batsmen struggled noticeably with the extra pace generated by Australia's attack - something Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said afterwards was an appreciable notch up.

Author: 0 Karen Khachanov ousts John Isner, last US man at French Open

The Scot secured his place in the Round of 16 with the win in a rematch of the 2016 Rio Olympics gold-medal final won by Murray. World number one Andy Murray . But there's nothing organised, we don't sit down and discuss what they do or hand out different roles within the box. "The crowd support is like a bonus, an extra energy".

Author: 0 Williamson, Taylor dominate Australia in opener

Australia and New Zealand collected a point apiece for the washout, although both teams knew before the tournament started they'd likely have to win at least two of their three group matches to reach the semi-finals. Australia are next in action against Bangladesh in a must-win game at the Oval in London on Monday. Boult at No11 was his one classical wicket - caught behind to make it three in four balls at the end - as he became just the second bowler in the history of the Champions ...

Author: 0 NBA Finals focus: Breaking down the Warriors' Game 2 win

Golden State had won a record 73 regular-season games past year and led 2-0 only for Cleveland to make the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history and swipe the title. How do we know this? Midseason acquisitions Kyle Korver and Deron Williams have failed to make their anticipated impact, with Williams being held scoreless through two games while Korver followed up a zero-point opener with eight points but has been a liability defensively.

Author: 0 Michael Vaughan picks his ICC Champions Trophy 2017 dream team

Even so, 305 was Bangladesh's highest score against England , in its first one-day worldwide on English soil in seven years. The Champions Trophy is all set to begin on 1 June hosts England will take on Bangladesh in the opener at the Oval.

Author: 0 Murray pays on-court tribute to attack victims

But there were 38 unforced errors, too, compared to just 14 for Murray, who kept his shots deep from the start to prevent Khachanov stepping into the court and defended brilliantly. Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic clenches her fist after defeating Veronica Cepede Royg, of Paraguay, during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Monday, June 5, 2017 in Paris .