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by | June 09, 2017 | 14:35

Everybody will be reminded now forever what this group of players have done. I'm never going to live it down, I put them in the bottom three in my predictions [for Sky Sports], but they've been absolutely magnificent. "But he scored and that was great". "It proves you don't have to blow your brains to get promoted". There will be a ceremony and parade held in the town centre tonight to celebrate, and we wish the team the very best of luck for next season! Reading manager Jaap Stam ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:40

A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Justin Schultz gets past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) for a goal during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . Sullivan took over as Penguins coach midway through last season and was struck by how Crosby "controls everything within his power to be the very best".

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:05

Diego Costa scored 20 Premier League goals for champions Chelsea , but there will be no encore. Costa has two years remaining of his Chelsea contract and his advisors could now claim a loyalty bonus for their client if he leaves by arguing that it is Conte and the club who have broken the terms of that agreement.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:29

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge after being told by manager Antonio Conte that the 28-year-old is not part of his plans at the Premier League club, the Spain worldwide has said. Costa, who was at Spanish side Atletico Madrid from 2010-14, wants a move back to the La Liga club but would have to wait for their transfer ban to end next January.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:52

A Kevin Durant three-pointer with 35 seconds remaining flipped the script on the Cavs who appeared to have momentum on their side. Ponder the cast of Finals characters that James is talking about - those three San Antonio teams (2007, 2013 and 2014), the 2011 Dallas Mavericks, Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012 and the 2015 and '16 Warriors - and you realize there's not an ounce of hyperbole in that statement.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:50

ET. He made it this far with the Ottawa Senators in 2007, but they were outmatched against the Ducks, losing quickly in five games. Midway through the first period of Game 5, the Penguins have six shots to the Predators' four. He was the oldest player picked at the 2014 draft - aged 21 when the Predators plucked him 112th overall. We're 2-2. It's even. Murray lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a Game 7 double overtime win over the Senators, by winning 3 of the next 4 games.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:13

Third, and as noted by LeBron, outside KD Warriors built this team the way the league hopes every team would build - they drafted well and developed their guys internally. He's a great dude. Somebody posted it. I was in the shower actually when the tweet went out. Well, there he was Wednesday night, rising up and taking down the defending champs.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:40

The final score tied for the seventh-biggest blowout in Cup Final history. The "11 Bruins won the last seven-game Cup final with a 4-0 win over Vancouver in the Canucks" Rogers Arena. The catfish have become the unofficial mascot of the series as Nashville fans have taken to throwing it like Detroit Red Wings fans with octopi. "Just with opportunity, he's really shown himself as somebody who wants to be the guy on the front of the rope pulling it", Laviolette said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:29

Arsene Wenger remains positive that the 28-year-old and Mesut Ozil - who also has one year left - will be at Arsenal next season. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Bundesliga champions are prepared to offer Sanchez an eye-watering £350,000 a week in the hope of securing the Arsenal star's signature.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:18

But it felt like every Pittsburgh shot was high-quality and the resulting saves were just as momentous. They have a 3-2 series lead ahead of Sunday's Game 6, thanks in no small part to their trio of star players. For now anyway. If the first four games of an unpredictable series have dictated anything, it's that momentum is just one shot away. "I think if I just make a save on that breakaway [on the third goal by Viktor Arvidsson] it's a different game".

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:39

Following the General Election in 2010, when no party had a majority , Gordon Brown remained as prime minister while the talks were taking place. In a night that threatened to redraw the political landscape once again, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which won 12.5 per cent of the vote two years ago and was a driving force behind the Brexit vote , was all but wiped out, hovering around two percent.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:46

The Cavaliers fell into a 3-0 hole in the NBA Finals after the Golden State Warriors pulled out a 118-113 victory on Wednesday night. "We kinda gonna need you for these Finals.' And he stepped up big and made plays for us". Irving and James were spectacular, but were spent come winning time when the Warriors took over. I did not tweet that. James ended up playing 46 of the 48-minute contest.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:08

He added: "I said it many times , when we hear the word " Arsenal ", the first name we think is Arsene Wenger ". Moses was dismissed for a second booking in Chelsea's 2-1 defeat at Wembley , after a fall in the box on 68 minutes that referee Anthony Taylor judged to be simulation.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:14

Three batters reached on three consecutive pitches - a Melky Cabrera single on a 1-1 count, a first-pitch Jose Abreu single, and a first-pitch homer by Garcia out to left of center. 9 hitter Leury Garcia walked, then advanced to third when Tommy Hunter's pickoff attempt wound up in right field. Chicago's Jose Quintana and Archer kept opposing bats in check early, taking a 1-1 tie into the sixth inning after each gave up a run in the first inning.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:32

Two more victories, however, starting with his semi-final against 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka, would make him the first Briton to lift the men's trophy since Fred Perry 82 years ago. Novak Djokovic , 30 and on the wane, seemed muted in comparison. The 23-year-old Thiem won 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0. That said, Thiem will be no pushover and stats from the championships show he hits his forehands on average five miles per hour faster than even the explosively-muscled Nadal does.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:40

These are our key players, and they need to be more consistent than they've been in games three and four. Nashville Predators goalies Pekka Rinne , left, and Juuse Saros confer during a timeout in the second period in Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:22

Combine that with last year's 73-win season, and a second title in three years - which could have easily been three consecutive championships - and foundation of the case has been made. No team has blown a 3-0 lead in the National Basketball Association. James was knocked flat in the first quarter, when he accidentally got blasted in the chin by teammate Tristan Thompson's shoulder.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:57

Justin Schultz scored on the power play 1:31 in and Bryan Rust added another at even strength less than six minutes later. Saros didn't have much luck either, thanks to the reappearance of the high-level offensive efficiency that got the Penguins to this point.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:22

The Penguins have come within two games of the first team to capture consecutive Cups in almost two decades due in large part to their resiliency. For that to happen, players like Crosby (one goal and three assists in the last four games), Malkin (two goals in four games) and Kessel (no goals and one assist) will have to be the game's best players.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:30

The capsize meant Land Rover BAR won the race, with New Zealand now leading 3-1 in the best-of-nine race series. Artemis Racing and Team Japan will race each other three times , as will Team New Zealand and Ben Ainslie's BAR team.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:38

These are our key players, and they need to be more consistent than they've been in games three and four. "I work on everything". Barkley said the National Hockey League playoffs were more entertaining than the NBA's, and ratings are up considerably from a year ago when the Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks in six games.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:28

The defeat was Djokovic's first straight-sets loss at a major in four years and his first 6-0 "bagel" at a Slam since the 2005 US Open. His reward: a meeting with nine-time champion Rafael Nadal , who advanced to his tenth French Open semi-final when fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta retired trailing 6-2, 2-0.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:00

Thiem now takes on Rafa Nadal , whose quest for a 10th title continued after opponent Pablo Carreno Busta retired in the second set. "It's awesome how hard it is to go deep in a grand slam because you have to play the best guys round after round and it's not getting easier on Friday", Thiem said, referring to Nadal.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:18

Alan Bonner is the third racer to die in this year's race. He is the third racer to die at the event this year, following fatal accidents involving England's Davey Lambert and Jochem van den Hoek of the Netherlands. He was a big man with an even bigger heart who will be sorely missed by so many. A statement on Lambert's Facebook page stated, "We would like to thank all of the awesome doctors and nurses who tried so hard to save Davey's life at the scene, Nobles Hospital and Aintree ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:39

Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane opted for Isco over Bale in the team's starting XI, a move which has reportedly left the latter convinced that his long-term future lies away from the Bernabeu. Madrid's supremacy was clear in the second half. Juve had only conceded three goals en route to Wales, only for their miserly defence to be ruthlessly exposed by the Spanish champions.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:30

A year ago, Djokovic became the first man in almost a half-century to claim a fourth consecutive major championship and completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros . The 30-year-old has dropped just one set in five meetings with Thiem and brushed aside the Austrian easily in last year's Roland Garros semi-finals.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:53

Johnson, who graduated from Pittsburgh, was originally blocked by the school from transferring to another ACC program or anyone on the Panthers' schedule next season. Johnson writes that he appealed the school's position during a May 2 hearing and was soon granted permission to "immediately receive" a scholarship at another ACC school , though he was also told he must sit out and "serve a year of residence" due to NCAA rules.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:44

Australian police on Friday raided homes in Melbourne and took three men into custody as part of their investigation into a siege earlier this week in which a gunman killed an apartment building receptionist and wounded police officers, officials said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:58

Warriors: Golden State's nine 3-pointers in the first quarter broke the previous Finals mark held by five teams, most recently the Warriors in 2015. Last year's Warriors had the best regular-season record ever, 73-9. But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers, the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. "We literally have never once mentioned 16-0.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:09

Bacsinszky nearly dropped her serve but held on and won the match when Mladenovic hit a forehand wide. Bacsinszky opened up a 4-0 lead in the third set before wrapping up the match. But Muguruza felt it went too far, saying: "I think the audience was really tough today". The American said: "I think she just played really well".

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:19

The pair has won the past nine Ballon d'Ors between them while having tasted a large amount of team success with their respective clubs. The Spurs striker is expected to lead the line for England when they take on Scotland in their World Cup Qualifier on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD, and knows reaching Russian Federation 2018 is vital for his own personal objectives.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:32

All Blacks Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Israel Dagg and Wyatt Crockett have all been named in Robertson's 23-man squad with the aforementioned boasting an impressive 358 global caps between them. It was apparent at Eden Park , he said, that Warren Gatland's team had a default setting when the game was in the balance. "The result against the Blues was disappointing and we know we can't afford to give away so many penalties ".

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:32

NASCAR has already set its 2018 schedule with the All-Star race in May in Charlotte and the championship finale set for Homestead, Florida, in November. But Harvick, who won here in 2011 and 2013, held strong to end in eighth. Kevin Harvick , the pole sitter for the Coca-Cola 600 , called it a good plan.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:56

The world number one struggled with his opponent's explosive baseline hitting on Philippe Chatrier, but slowly warmed to his task in windy conditions as he secured a 2-6 6-1 7-6 (0) 6-1 victory. During the early stages, however, he was overpowered by Nishikori, who broke Murray's serve twice with some relentless play from the back of the court.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:23

The result leaves Australia with two points after two games played in Group A and nearly certainly needing to beat England in their final game to reach the semi-finals. Warner is the fastest Australian to reach the landmark and the third fastest overall, after South Africa's Hashim Amla and West Indies legend Viv Richards.