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by | June 09, 2017 | 17:14

Their #1 fan is, of course, country icon Carrie Underwood , who has flown her Preds pride loud and proud all season as she supports hubby and Predators team captain Mike Fisher, the pride of Smashville. But let's not forget about the third piece to this deal. The team that has won Game 5 in a 2-2 series has gone on to win the Cup 71 percent (17 of 24) of the time since 1939.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:55

It was always just about the environment and the culture I wanted to be in. James remained in the game, and after the timeout scored on a drive to the hoop. A year ago in this same situation, the Cavs arrived home with the same 2-0 deficit and blew the doors off the Warriors early and then coasted to a 30-point win.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:29

Defending champion Novak Djokovic was stunned by Dominic Thiem , while top seed Andy Murray soldiered on to reach the semi-finals. "It's a fact that I'm not playing close to my best, and I know that", Djokovic said after his first straight-set loss at a major since the 2013 Wimbledon final.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:47

He has gone 70-31 in three seasons with the Bulldogs, reaching the NCAA Tournament all three years, and the Sweet Sixteen last season. The Buckeyes appear to have Thad Matta's successor. Other names were reportedly involved in the search, including former Cavs coach Mike Brown and current Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg . Is he ready for the challenges that lie ahead in Columbus? He received a contract extension from Butler in April that had him locked up through the 2024-25 season.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:21

They are one win away, of course. But after a draining loss to the Warriors in Game 3, the Cavs will have to guard against a letdown, not to mention Golden State's vaunted lineup that was built to dominate for years. "We had an opportunity". "KD made some huge plays down the stretch", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the victory. He just doesn't want to see the Cavaliers pulse get stronger.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:08

The second-ranked Serb put up a fight in a competitive first set before the 23-year-old Austrian took control to move into his second straight French Open semi-final, winning 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0. She double-faulted on match point to hand Bopanna and Dabrowski the victory. Third-seeded Simona Halep is playing No. 5 Elina Svitolina on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:38

Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic will then face No. 3 Simona Halep of Romania. Svitolina won the first set 6-3 and raced into a 5-1 lead in the second before Halep bounced back and took the second 7-6 (6). Brookfield Place in Battery Park City will become New York City's hub for the French Open finals from Friday though Sunday as "Roland-Garros in the City", hosted by the tournament, will bring the excitement and fanfare of one of tennis' biggest tournaments to New ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:37

The second quarter started off much like the first: Early turnovers, early foul trouble, and then it became a defensive clinic on both sides. Curry has hit at least one 3-pointer in all 73 career postseason games. Having already shoved aside the Showtime Lakers, Stephen Curry the Golden State Warriors are trying to move past one of hockey's powerhouses. The first two games of the 2017 NBA Finals have gone the way of the Golden State Warriors.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:33

Australia , needing to bat 20 overs to conjure up a result, sat anxiously through a three-hour wait, willing away the clouds, but a persistent drizzle kept the covers on before the umpires abandoned play. "You know, the groundsmen, they perhaps could have shown a bit more urgency being a big tournament", Smith said after the match . Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar walks off after being caught by Australia's Matthew Wade from a ball by Josh Hazlewood during the ICC Champions Trophy, Group ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:23

There are going to be bad days from everyone in the group, but Price was a big reason the Red Sox were division favorites before the season. "He said (the hamstring) grabbed on him a little bit, so we're going to err on the side of caution".

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:52

Nadal moved into a 10th French Open semi-final after Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an abdominal problem trailing 6-2 2-0. 'I played against a very good player, and I was able to win in straight sets with very positive result. Rafael Nadal charged around the show courts at Roland Garros liked a matador in the first week of the French Open , tormenting his opponents in his quest to make history.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:05

When the first half was over, James had 27 points and the Warriors had committed 12 turnovers, and yet Golden State still led 67-61. Playing in his first NBA Finals , the Cavaliers' sharpshooter has struggled with his shot through the first two games, going 2 of 7 from the field - 1 of 6 3-pointers.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:51

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson, bottom, is stopped by Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals , Wednesday , June 7, 2017, in Cleveland . Kerr knew what James knew before this series began when he wanted to bring in more fire power: that Kyrie and Bron-Bron can't do it all. "Special player", and "One of the greatest that has ever laced them up".

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:48

Defending champion Djokovic collapsed to a meek 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 loss to Thiem in what was his earliest exit at Roland Garros in seven years. Also, for the first time since Roland Garros 2014, the Serb is not a holder of any Grand Slam crown, the level of competition he was the player to beat until the Wimbledon past year.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:38

Cleveland had looked like they might prevail when they were ahead by six points with three minutes to play, but Kevin Durant led the Warriors on an impressive 11-0 run to close out the game. The final score of the game was 118-113 . The Cavs and Warriors have exchanged blows over the last few years, and with the addition of Kevin Durant , it's likely that the Cavs will adjust once again this summer to once again try and bring home a championship.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:20

The Cavs could at least momentarily stall Golden State's momentum, and keep their visitors' locker room dry, by breaking up the Warriors' flawless playoffs with a win Friday. "It's to see. Because we played well in Game 3, and they were able to get that one as well", said James, averaging a Finals triple-double of 32.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 10.3 assists.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:40

Kluszewski. Robinson. Bench. Perez. Howie Kendrick had three hits, including a homer in the fourth. All of them can just scooter on down the list of great Cincinnati slugfests. He was sent to the bullpen late in the season and was out of the majors following the 2013 season. Gennett's last grand slam came on June 25, 2014, vs.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:55

Back home after being outrun and outgunned by the Warriors , who won Games 1 and 2 at Oracle Arena by a combined 41 points, the Cavs find themselves in the same predicament they were in past year. "We played against good teams, and we came to the Finals undefeated, and here we are up 2-0, so we're playing unbelievable basketball right now". "But when you're the one making the run, you could definitely feel the other team looking for answers and being deflated as the game goes on".

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:12

James was asked if it's good for the league, or even fair, to have such a dominant team. No team has ever recovered from a 3-0 deficit to win an NBA playoff series in 126 attempts, although no club had rallied from 3-1 down in the NBA Finals until the Cavs did it past year to defeat the Warriors .

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:33

I should probably have some more coffee, but I don't feel like going to the kitchen to boil water because I am exhausted. Only one other player on the Heat (Dwyane Wade) scored in double figures as Chris Bosh was limited due to an abdominal strain he suffered earlier in the playoffs.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:00

Its new smart speaker, the home-pod, is a voice-activated device that uses the Siri voice assistant . HomePod is also devised for voice control with an arrangement of six microphones , so that users can converse with it from different nooks and corners of the room, despite the fact that loud music is playing in the background.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:18

The Penguins kept attacking, with Kessel whipping a shot past Saros for his eighth goal of the playoffs that Crosby assisted on. Three assists launched Crosby past Mario Lemieux atop the franchise leaderboard for most Stanley Cup Final points (20), none slicker than his backhandeder to linemate Conor Sheary from below the goal line.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:08

A week ago, the Nashville Predators headed home down 2-0 to the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins . Meanwhile, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan was not ready to name his starter for Game 5 after Matt Murray's two sub-par performances in Games 3 and 4.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:23

Even still, Sidney Crosby isn't almost as sneaky as he thinks. Crosby tries to be sly in getting a few shots in at P.K. Subban's head, but he's not fooling anyone. Don't worry, David. We have the whole history lesson on the Predators and catfish right here . It ended with haymaker after haymaker - both literal and proverbial - from the ever resilient Pittsburgh Penguins.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:27

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was among several ex-players to call for a major shake-up in the aftermath of the humiliating defeat. "The worrying thing for me, and it has been for a period of time, is we just do the basics wrong", said Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:29

There's a lot of things I don't know in my life, simple as that!" Asked about Monaco and whether he benefitted from team orders to the detriment of the Finn, he explains that it was the individual drivers' strategy that worked to his advantage.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:12

Obviously, he'll get some run in Game 3 , but if Shumpert starts and shows he can help out guarding KD, that may be far more important to Cleveland's success than a few 3-pointers from Smith. During the regular season, the Warriors were fourth in the National Basketball Association in pace (102.24), while the Cavs were 16th (98.38). "I think I'm one of the best players on the floor".

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:40

It is three minutes that will haunt LeBron and his teammates all summer. Cleveland did everything right for 44 minutes and 52 seconds. "You can tell, he knows this is his moment", head coach Steve Kerr said. Durant, meanwhile, scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left for a 114-113 advantage. Without James, Cleveland's offense is essentially the equivalent of an infant slamming two hands and drooling onto a controller during a game of 2K.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:04

Belgium originally tweeted that Hazard had merely twisted his ankle during training ahead of a friendly clash against Czech Republic and World Cup qualifier against Estonia . To be honest, I don't know which offers will arrive. We all have our dreams. Hazard, 26, suffered the injury during a training session while on worldwide duty with Belgium on Sunday.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:33

The Pittsburgh Penguins made a statement Thursday, moving within one win of a second straight NHL Stanley Cup title with a 6-0 drubbing of the Nashville Predators . Filip Forsberg, the most risky Predator and someone who also notched 31 this season, also landed only his first of the final in Game 4 and it came into an empty net.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:20

I am going to the factory this week. "We are all under no illusion that we are not ideal and that we still have got areas to improve on". The Scuderia used the overcut to allow Vettel to take the lead, and the win, ahead of his own team-mate Kimi Raikkonen .

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:58

They moved to the brink of that with a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. "So even when you're playing well, you got to play like A-plus plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays".

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:53

Klay Thompson added 30 points and Stephen Curry had 26 for this California Dream Team now one win from its second title in three years. Curry and the Warriors now hold a very small lead over the Cavs as halftime looms. "For me personally, I gave everything I had tonight", James said. Was that the way you drew it up, and what did you think of LeBron's read there? Golden State has been punishing Cleveland in transition, and the way the Warriors have blown open the first two games by ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:32

Home ice advantage has meant everything in this Stanley Cup Final , the Penguins capturing the first two games in the friendly confines of PPG Paints Arena and the Predators holding serve with a pair of wins at a raucous Bridgestone Arena.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:16

At this point in time, it is all but certain that the Warriors are going to win the 2017 NBA Finals , their second title in three years. Kevin Durant sank a crucial 3-pointer in the final seconds, putting the Warriors ahead for good. The Warriors found themselves in a once-in-a-lifetime situation last summer, when they had the chance to add Durant, one of the league's preeminent talents, to a team that was already arguably the NBA's best.