by | June 12, 2017 | 01:32

Nashville's lead was short-lived. Asked twice afterward if he was committed to starting Rinne on Saturday, Laviolette stressed Rinne has been "terrific", adding there are plenty of things the Predators can do better in front of him like stopping the odd-man rushes that allowed the Penguins to take charge.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:52

The veteran goaltender looked like a serious Conn Smythe candidate entering this series, but he has been abysmal away from home against the Penguins. Pittsburgh Penguins' Ron Hainsey, center, celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators with Evgeni Malkin , left, and Phil Kessel, right, during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, .

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:52

I already felt like I was at the limit of the vehicle so we sat down and studied to see if we could squeeze out any more juice from it, which we did. "I was really trying hard, it was a tricky day for me and I wasn't happy at all with the auto in FP3".

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:42

Ainslie had previously said he thought Team New Zealand's relative strength in light airs was one of the reasons they chose his team as their semi-final opponent. And their decision, announced at today's post-race press conference in Bermuda, leaves Dean Barker and Team Japan to face in-form Artemis Racing (Sweden) in the other semifinal , starting tomorrow.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:38

Pakistan , though, were always ahead of the eight ball and when the rain came down after 27 overs during their chase, Babar Azam (31* off 51 balls) and Shoaib Malik (16* off 14 balls) had guided them to 119-3, 19 runs ahead of the par score via the D/L/S method.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:18

The victor of the first-to-five series will go on to challenge America's Cup holder Oracle Team USA next week. These boats are turning quite quickly and in an effort to get crew weight up quite quickly out of the tack, we sprint across. "Eventually, we made eye contact and he missed me by about a boat width". "We don't mind a dog match, we don't mind a fist fight, we've got the calmness under pressure for that, but there were too many mistakes from us, so I hope you see a more refined ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:20

He has scored every important goal of the Stanley Cup final and has led the charge for a quick-strike team that, despite being outshot 64-39 in the first two games of the Stanley Cup final, finds itself with an nearly inexplicable 2-0 lead.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:07

Wawrinka will be the third oldest victor of the men's title if he succeeds on Sunday. With the win, Nadal is now the first player in the Open Era to win the same Grand Slam 10 times , a feat that has been dubbed La Decima . Nadal, who fired 27 winners, won all 12 service games, saving the lone break point he faced and making just 12 unforced errors. He played to a 3-0 lead in the second set before Wawrinka notched his first game of that set.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:06

The Swedes won the opening race out on the Great Sound on Sunday (Monday NZ time) but Team New Zealand proved too fast as wind conditions dropped slightly for races two and three. "These boats are turning quite quickly and in an effort to get crew up quite quickly out of the tack, we sprint across", said Outteridge. Earlier, the Swedish syndicate had levelled the scores at 2-2 with a first-up victory in tough conditions, winning by 15 seconds.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:57

The field streams into Turn 1 during the 2016 Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway . Simon Pagenaud , of France, heads into the front stretch during the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway , Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:10

Meanwhile, Usmanov called on the board to give complete backing to Wenger in the quest for trophies - or risk tarnishing his long-standing reputation. We need to get back to that. "Once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team, that is what I have not accepted this season and I will never accept it", he said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:55

The 23-year-old said: "It is a special day". "I think it was an important moment for the team, important moment individually for Harry", Southgate said. "I'm disappointed that someone of Joe's size never got across". Hampden erupted and there was more to come, with Griffiths caressing another free-kick inside the opposite post to send the Scots fans into raptures.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:17

However, it seems that the Jose Mourinho managed club are going to open their account with a bang in the transfer window, with the acquisition of #Real Madrid's young Spansih striker Alvaro Morata . Manchester United have already made one bid for the attacking midfielder, said to be in the region of £52 million, but their offer was rebuffed by Madrid.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:19

Despite being overlooked for the first two games of the tournament, a player will be having their ideal strategy for the game. South Africa are not ready to hit the panic button just yet after the defeat to Pakistan . "It's always good to get him out early, he can hurt you", Kohli said of De Villiers. His ability to shift gears in the blink of an eye can create somehow difficulties and confusion for the opposition.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:16

As for Wawrinka , the Swiss had just dropped two sets so far which came in the semi-finals against Andy Murray and if there is anyone who can stop Nadal from winning his 10th French Open title, it is the world no.3. Wawrinka had won his three previous Grand Slam finals but stood no chance on Sunday as Nadal created history with the win. The Swiss, who has won all his three Slam finals, ended with 87 winners and 77 unforced errors .

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:37

The all-rounder then equalled his career-best 101, hitting 11 fours and three sixes from 79 balls. There were some typically brutal blows among them - all a far cry from two tentative edges on the forward-defence on nought and four, with ODI debutant spinner Keshav Maharaj the unlucky bowler.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:13

For Kane , captaining England for the first time, the experience was one to remember. There have been 114 meetings between the countries but none have ended as dramatically. Great credit to him, under pressure he delivers two outstanding technical finishes. Milivoje Novakovic scored for third-placed Slovenia in his final game before retiring to cap a 2-0 win over Malta .

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:02

His proudest moment, he believes, came at his lowest ebb back in 2012 and 2013 when it seemed certain that his career-long battle against knee and wrist injuries would finally be lost. The Spanish colossus is yet to drop a set in six matches, conceding a miserly 29 games to reach the title match. Sometimes, the French Open offers some shocking outcomes.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:51

Nadal has been formidable but he has not been unbeatable as Dominic Thiem demonstrated in the Rome quarter-final. Not only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era with all matches being best-of-five-sets.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:19

But he insisted he was not too concerned because he knew illness and injury had badly affected Murray's training. "It's winning when you're not playing your best that is more impressive", he added. Top-ranked Andy Murray was bemused by the chair umpire's decision to give him a time violation when he was preparing to serve during his French Open quarterfinal win against Kei Nishikori .

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:44

JELENA OSTAPENKO CONTINUED her remarkable French Open run to reach a maiden Grand Slam final with a battling victory over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky on Court Philippe Chatrier. "She came out like a thunderstorm in the third set". The second-seeded Czech fended off three break points on her way to claiming the second set 6-3, clinching it with a forehand victor on her second set point.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:16

After winning 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1, Wawrinka, at 32 years and 75 days, becomes the oldest men's finalist here since 33-year-old Niki Pilic lost to Ilie Nastase in a three-set final in 1973, an occasion that could hardly have been further removed in quality and time from the performance yesterday's antagonists provided for us.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:23

While Australia will be expected to take maximum points against Bangladesh at The Oval, history suggests Smith's side shouldn't underestimate their unheralded opponents. "I can remember in the 2015 World Cup, we got one point from Australia and it really helped us go through", he said. Regulations state 20 overs must be completed to activate the Duckworth-Lewis method, which would nearly certainly have ruled in Australia's favour, but only 16 were played meaning the spoils were shared.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:33

Nadal booked his place in the summit showdown after registering a comfortable 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 win over sixth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria in the one-sided last-four clash. "It puts him in a good position heading into the grass-court season". A couple of dazzling ground-strokes gave Wawrinka a second break and, with it, the set.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:37

Manchester United are said to be close to taking advantage of the situation and are now favourites to sign the 24-year-old striker from Real Madrid . The Swede scored 28 goals before a devastating injury to two knee ligaments ruled him out for the remainder of next season as well as a huge chunk of next season.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:20

However, it was Argentina who came out on top to give new coach Jorge Sampaoli a winning debut through defender Gabriel Mercado's goal on the stroke of half-time. Just 15 starts in the league last season, in comparison to the 19 times he was brought on, will be a concern if he wants to be on the plane to Russian Federation next summer.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:23

Put into bat, the Proteas had a solid start as both Quinton de Kock (53) and Hashim Amla (35) put on 76 runs for the opening stand. Yuvraj Singh, 5. However, in the Champions Trophy , the Proteas have lost all the three games against India played previously. Dhawan was the first of the pair to reach his half-century with his eighth four, with Kohli reaching the same landmark soon after.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:03

A bid of about £60 million is what Real Madrid are expecting for the sale of the striker. Despite spending more time on the bench, Morata has scored 20 goals for Real in all competitions. It is understood Morata has agreed in principle to the terms that will be offered to him at United and the transfer is now in the hands of the two clubs.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:08

The race saw one of the most intense qualifying races in Formula E with di Grassi managing to bag the pole with a 0.001 lead over Maria Lopez, while Rosenqvist was in third place with a gap of 0.083 over the pole. I made a small error in Super Pole qualifying, otherwise we could have been on pole. ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver Lucas di Grassi , the pole sitter, struggled to maintain the temperature of the battery in his auto and eventually Rosenqvist was close enough to pull off a ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:33

Yes, she was ranked only 47th. Again refusing to rein in her aggression, Ostapenko stormed through the final five games - seemingly breaking Halep at will. The year before that, she lost in the first round of qualifying. Ostapenko was 10 when she first mentioned winning the French Open one day, Jakovleva said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:30

Thursday was a hugely mixed day for Land Rover BAR, who were badly beaten by Emirates Team New Zealand in the first race of the day before securing another week in the competition with a tight win over Groupama Team France. Top-seeded Emirates Team New Zealand chose Ainslie's syndicate, Land Rover BAR, as its opponent in the semifinals . That gives the United States team a point in the America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, the final round of the events taking place now in ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:27

When there was a breach, Warren Gatland's side quickly employed a scramble defence that put an end to any line breaking Crusader . Gatland had been left fuming at the unwelcome outside critiques that only increased after Wednesday's 22-16 loss to the Blues - but used victory over the Crusaders as a stick with which to beat his detractors.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:01

Sunday's encounter is a must-win affair for both teams as the victor will qualify for the semi-finals while the other will be knocked out. "In our group especially, all teams are on two points, and you have to win your next game to go through, which is an exciting position to be in for all teams".

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:03

Madrid became the first ever team to win back to back Champions League title at the weekend, defeating Juventus 4-1 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and bringing up La Duodecima . To be honest, I don't know which offers will arrive. "But you know that, in football, there is also the will of the player". Asked whether he would consider an offer from Real Madrid , Hazard said: "Of course I'll listen".

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:43

He spoke again before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Nashville coach Peter Laviolette gave no update on Ellis on Friday. But with four Stanley Cup Finals appearances in 12 seasons and two championships already, Crosby has nothing to prove.