by | June 12, 2017 | 11:18

Crosby posed with National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman after the game, then did his customary lap with the Stanley Cup , kissing the trophy before handing it to Ron Gainsay, who had never even played in the playoffs until this year.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:12

Mexico rested Javier Hernandez, Hector Moreno, Andres Guardado, Miguel Layun and Rafael Marquez ahead of Sunday's home qualifier against the United States . Mexico leads the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region with 14 points, followed by Costa Rica (eight), which ahead of the US on goal difference.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:10

Making way for them are Sam Thaiday , Nate Myles , Jacob Lillyman , Corey Oates , Aidan Guerra , and Justin O'Neill - all savagely omitted from the team - as well as Anthony Milford who is out through injury. The biggest bolter is Melbourne prop Tim Glasby while Gold Coast prop Jarrod Wallace has also been called up to debut after being 18th man in game one.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:07

Real Madrid are apparently holding out for £78m fee to help fund a move for Kylian Mbappe, but there is a growing belief that a deal is close. Filling Ibrahimovic's boots will not be easy, while Mourinho also has Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in consideration for the number nine role.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:06

Jake Guentzel once again had the game victor for the Penguins, this time just 10 seconds into the third period. Like the rest of the Penguins, he finds himself just two wins away from back-to-back Stanley Cup victories . "I mean, (analytics are) a part of it now", said Crosby. It hasn't been easy against Pittsburgh . Predators trail the Penguins 1-0 in the series .

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:03

And while most teams would prefer not to live on the edge, the Cavaliers seem to thrive there. It's risky, and not for the faint of heart. "And in that building especially, if you allow them to get that three-point game going early, they feed off of that energy, Curry said".

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:54

No team in National Basketball Association history has ever been this close to post-season perfection before. CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to an official after Iman Shumpert #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers compete for the ball with Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:55

Sort of sums up the situation nicely, huh? Tomorrow Game 5 will take place. It's become the most risky saying in sports: 3-1. When put in that perspective, it looks doubtful that the Cavs will be able pull out the series, objectively speaking.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:49

On Monday night, the Warriors will try again to close out their second championship in three years with the fiery Green on the court to start Game 5 this time. If Green has another performance like that Monday, and if Durant and Curry and there with him, this series will end in five games and the Warriors will celebrate a title on their home floor for the first time since they moved to the Bay Area in 1962.

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:52

In what will be such a tight test series the refereeing will be crucial, and the French refs will really help the Lions . I have been hammered by the New Zealand media as well so it has been a targeted campaign against me personally. "For that to happen, he's caught Conor Murray's elbow, that was a bit unlucky in that situation". "We like to play a continuous game, and it seemed a bit stop-start tonight".

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:54

Sharapova was denied a wild card for this month's French Open and took a potentially divisive decision by the All England Club out of their hands by announcing she would go through qualifying. The 30-year-old Russian, is hoping to return at the end of July, by which time the grass court season will have ended. The women's final in Paris was Saturday.

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:46

In home games, he has an ERA of 5.14 with a record of 1-3 and a WHIP of 1.68. Sale's teams have scored a combined nine runs in those five matchups. "They've given me some fits over the years". Tigers manager Brad Ausmus knows how tough it is scoring against Sale. They had scored just three runs in their previous 25 innings before erupting in the eighth.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:28

Subban's head and the dazzling three-assist performance, Sidney Crosby's prowess was on full display in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final. Kessel added two assists, Malkin and Hainsey one each. "I don't know that I've been around an athlete, not just a hockey player, but an athlete that is as driven as Sid is". "If they don't, then we just got to move forward".

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:23

Anything less, and maybe the Cavs don't win. In fact, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr , the hope was because both players were so hot that at some point they'd get exhausted of carrying their team. Maybe, like LeBron, he was exhausted. But what Irving does is make tough shots like the one he took. Up to this point, the two teams have virtually followed the same script as a year ago.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:20

Hinch said. But I thought the quality of his strikes was a step above where he's been when he's gotten in trouble. Peacock allowed one hit and no runs while striking out eight in 4 1/3 innings of his last start when he filled in when Dallas Keuchel missed one start with a pinched nerve in his neck.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:19

In the third, Holliday added his second home run of the night and Chase Headley plated two with a two-out single to right to increase the lead to 5-0. Severino couldn't keep his sheet completely clean, thanks to some very poor luck. Severino gave up just one run on seven hits through his 6⅓ innings of work, and those hits weren't exactly evenly distributed through the Orioles batting order.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:19

The Europa League winners won't be exercising the option to trigger a one-year extension in Ibra's contract, meaning the hitman is free to find another club. United accept that it will be impossible for them to enter into negotiations without Real attempting to include talks on David de Gea's future, although they have made it clear they want the goalkeeper to stay.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:19

Kane is keen to emulate them by winning the top prize but insists it will have to come through collective success at Spurs. "For sure, who wouldn't want to win that big gold trophy?" Kane said: "I would love to score on Saturday and and get that feeling again".

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:16

Riley's first game will be at home against UTEP on September 2. Bob Stoops graduated with a marketing degree in 1983, but began his coaching career under Hayden Fry instead of pursuing a career in marketing. In 2015, he helped the Sooners rank fourth nationally in scoring and seventh in total offense. "I'm happy that we got to send him out on a good note".

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:10

How unlikely was this result? In the penultimate sentence of his final postmatch news conference Wednesday at the French Open , Novak Djokovic spoke of moving on to the next chapter . "It's not getting easier on Friday". Top-ranked Andy Murray is through to the French Open semifinals after beating eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:11

Murray advanced to his fourth straight semi-final in Paris , defeating Nishikori to avenge his loss to the Japanese star at the US Open past year. After winning the tournament two years ago, Wawrinka fancied his chances of a repeat 12 months ago only to run into Murray at his most tactically and technically astute.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:09

After the rain began to pour, Australia briefly had hope when the covers were taken off and the umpires announced play would start at 1930 GMT. "I think once they get out in the middle, things will just click into place, and yeah, hopefully we can play well in Birmingham".

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:51

It is just really sensitive and once we get into the right window then we can win again". With Hamilton concerned his Monaco struggles could spill over to Montreal , Vettel said it is important for Ferrari to capitalise. "We're trying to understand how we can get the vehicle to switch the tyres on quicker". "My goal is to win, so if you're second, you are not happy", said Raikkonen.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:52

The Irving and James partnership isn't ideal. Of course, the prospect of a financial loss isn't going to keep the Warriors from trying to win Game 4 on Friday. Showing off his ability to spin in shots high off the backboard, Irving scored 16 in the third quarter and the Cavs held the Warriors to 22 points in their lowest scoring output in any quarter in this postseason.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:49

Another top candidate, Chris Mack of Xavier University, also reportedly turned down OSU. Jordan also has ties to the Butler program having been an assistant from 2004-07 as well as playing his collegiate basketball at Butler from 1997-2001.