• Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5
Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5

Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne made a glove save, but couldn't hold onto the puck. The Predators will have an opportunity to clinch their first Stanley Cup finals berth. "They're never out of the game, out of a series , so yeah, got to make sure we're prepared", Josi said. "With regard to our players' heads, they've been in the right place...

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  • Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur
Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur

Motte had thrown a quick pitch against Pillar, and in his frustration, the outfielder reacted in a way that no one should. O'Flaherty then brought up a punch that Bautista took just over a year ago during a scuffle with Rougned Odor of the Texas Rangers .

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  • Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of final
Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of final

The Gunners will be desperate to win the FA Cup final as this remains their only chance of taking home a trophy this season. "Would it be a nice farewell?" Costa surpassed the 20-goal mark for Chelsea in the Premier League this season for the second time since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2014, and Willian believes that he is the i...

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  • No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again
No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

James and the Heat took that Finals in five games. Dahntay Jones and veteran James Jones; on the way to his 7th straight NBA Finals, put in solid efforts in the 4th, with Jones throwing the hammer down on a putback slam we haven't seen from him in years.

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  • James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader
James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader

In these 2017 Playoffs as a whole, James has looked as though he as at the top of his game, averaging 32.2 points per game, seven assists per game, and eight rebounds per game on just above 55 percent shooting from the field according to NBA .com, leading his team to an astounding 12-1 record through his Eastern Conference matchups against the ...

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  • Chelsea to parade Premier League trophy a day after FA Cup final
Chelsea to parade Premier League trophy a day after FA Cup final

Blues fans and neutrals were treated to a real goal-fest on Monday evening, a rotated Chelsea side going 3-1 up before allowing Watford to level and eventually pushing themselves over the line via a late Cesc Fabregas victor. As the ball dropped kindly for Terry in the penalty area, the defender struck it with his shin and it went in off the ...

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  • Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7
Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

So do those who know him best. The Pittsburgh Penguins liked everything about its game except the result. Who steps up, though, is anyone's guess. While the Penguins bucked their dismal scoring trends, the Senators' scoreless play on power plays continued. But the Penguins did not cruise their way past the Senators on Tuesday night.

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  • James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

The Cleveland Cavaliers are going back to the NBA Finals , winning the Eastern Conference after beating the Boston Celtics , 135-102. Only Bill Russell led his team to more consecutive Finals than the seven straight James steered the Miami Heat and now Cavs to, with eight straight for Russell and the Celtics from 1959-66.

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  • Antoine Griezmann drops 'MASSIVE' hint he's joining Man United after doing THIS
Antoine Griezmann drops 'MASSIVE' hint he's joining Man United after doing THIS

After a hard night of partying in Stockholm, Pogba took to his Instagram to live stream his own personal celebrations. While the 54-year-old couldn't confirm whether his club was interested, he couldn't deny it either. "Sources have told ESPN FC that, while United are long-term admirers of Griezmann, senior figures are reluctant to divert from th...

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  • Alonso vs. 'The Other 32' hits Indy Media Day, plus Thursday notes
Alonso vs. 'The Other 32' hits Indy Media Day, plus Thursday notes

Ann and Pat have not missed an Indy 500 race in more than 50 years. "You've got what appears to be five, six, seven cars that are the fastest and I do think Fernando's definitely in that group". For a young driver to be able to build a team around, it's a really good spot and situation to be in. "It can run with people". However, it must be...

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  • Ducks beat Oilers to reach NHL West finals
Ducks beat Oilers to reach NHL West finals

Botterill takes over three weeks after Tim Murray was sacked, and one day after Pittsburgh advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by defeating the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series. "But it was a good feeling to see it go in". Jakob Silfverberg scored on the Ducks' first shot, and John Gibson stopped...

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  • James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

The Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors for the third straight season with the series beginning Friday 1st June (AEDT) in Oakland. They were as dominant during the regular season as the Cavs have been during the playoffs - and the Warriors have found their own playoff switch as well.

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  • Mertesacker to make most of unexpected Cup final chance
Mertesacker to make most of unexpected Cup final chance

Mertesacker's 37-minute cameo at the Emirates Stadium was the first time he had played for the club since a 1-0 win over Norwich in the Premier League in April past year. "They have fantastic players and an unbelievable coach so we need to be in our high level to win this final". Yet Conte's side rewrote the script and swept to the Premier Le...

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  • LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

Cleveland superstar LeBron James surpassed National Basketball Association icon Michael Jordan as the league's all-time playoff scoring leader on Thursday in the Cavaliers' Eastern Conference finals game against the Celtics in Boston .

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  • Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury
Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

If you loved the last two NBA Finals, you'll love this year's. The first "threematch" - rematch of a rematch - in league history. Trailing previous record-holder Michael Jordan by 27points before the game, James made his mark as the new scoring leader in National Basketball Association playoffs history with a triple at the 2:35 mark of the pe...

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  • Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack
Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack

The club will also step up their own security around the squad this week and on the day of the final, with extra armed police to be stationed in and around Wembley on Saturday . Welbeck missed the FA Cup final in 2015 through injury as Arsenal won the competition for the second time in as many years but the England worldwide is looking ahe...

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  • Celtics vs. Cavaliers: Takeaways from Boston's Game 3 win
Celtics vs. Cavaliers: Takeaways from Boston's Game 3 win

The Cavs set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. He disrupted so many Cavs possessions-all of which I remember vividly, because, again, I watched the game-that it's impossible to even pick one standout moment to highlight in a blog post.

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  • FRENCH OPEN '17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles
FRENCH OPEN '17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles

They are the owners of a combined six titles at Roland Garros and 46 Grand Slam singles trophies in all and the three most marketable athletes in tennis . I always arrive at the Slams on the Thursday before the action starts to catch some qualies, make sure I'm here for media day - held on Friday at the French Open - and attend some practices ...

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  • Koscielny to miss FA Cup final following unsuccessful red-card appeal
Koscielny to miss FA Cup final following unsuccessful red-card appeal

As if it wasn't bad enough for the Gunners, it was reported today by BBC Sport that Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt for Saturday's game with a suspected concussion, the same injury that kept the German out of yesterday's 3-1 win against Everton .

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  • Chelsea cancel victory parade in wake of Manchester terror attack
Chelsea cancel victory parade in wake of Manchester terror attack

Manchester United are also planning to observe a one minute silence before they play Ajax Europa League final, on May 24, in Stockholm, as a mark of respect to those involved. Arsene Wenger is remaining coy on his future as Arsenal head coach, refusing to say whether he will enter into 22nd and 23rd years at the club - and possibly beyond.

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  • Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'
Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'

Meanwhile, Arsenal fans remain divided on their most successful manager. "We have nobody at the end of their contract so that will be completely our decision", he said. Former Manchester United manager Ferguson issued a staunch defence of under-pressure Wenger this week, describing the Frenchman's critics as "ridiculous" and insisting long-te...

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  • Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 power Cavs in Game 4 win over Celtics
Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 power Cavs in Game 4 win over Celtics

Kevin Love added 17 points and a game-high 17 rebounds for the Cavs, now 11-1 in this postseason. This was James' third foul of the half , and perhaps it would have been wise for Lue to sit LeBron at this point in the game. However, if you look back at his other playoff outings, you will see that Game 3 was merely a fluke for Smart. LeBron...

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  • Cavs coach doesn't blame LeBron after loss to Celtics
Cavs coach doesn't blame LeBron after loss to Celtics

As if the Boston Celtics 111-108 Game 3 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers wasn't memorable enough, Al Horford's post-game interview had the media and fans buzzing. They play a great brand of basketball. Me, personally, I didn't have it. LeBron James , so dominant in the playoffs, scored only 11 points on 4 of 13 from the field.

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  • Wayne Rooney, Manchester Clubs Make Donation to Victims of Arena Bombing
Wayne Rooney, Manchester Clubs Make Donation to Victims of Arena Bombing

The victory not only qualified United for next season's Champions League after their sixth-place finish as in the Premier League , it brought a measure of relief to a many weighed down by this week's terror attack in Manchester . What is certain is that United felt destined to win even before Pogba opened the scoring. A big club like Unite...

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  • IndyCar drivers robbed at gunpoint in US
IndyCar drivers robbed at gunpoint in US

With a total capacity of 400,000 if you pack the infield full of people, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway isn't just the largest race track in the world , but rather the largest sporting venue. "That is where it comes". "You will not know until the cars leave Turn 4 on the last lap who has got it - they might be racing to the line!" "Our appr...

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  • Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4
Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

In this one, Irving scored 36 of his points following James' fourth foul with just less than seven minutes remaining in the first half, which forced James to the bench. James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game 3, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston'...

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  • IPL 2017 55th Match: Supergiants qualify for playoffs, Kings XI miss out
IPL 2017 55th Match: Supergiants qualify for playoffs, Kings XI miss out

Mahendra Singh Dhonion Tuesday became the first player in history to make it to the Indian Premier League final for the seventh time as Rising Pune Supergiant registered a comfortable victory over Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium.

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  • Twins' Santana shuts out Orioles
Twins' Santana shuts out Orioles

NY rookie Jordan Montgomery took a one-hit shutout and 2-0 lead into the seventh before a solo homer by Cain, who had been hitless in 14 at-bats. Recalled from Triple-A Rochester before the game, Gibson gave up six runs in five innings for his first victory in seven starts this season.

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  • Ferguson's 26-year Man Utd reign unmatchable - Wenger
Ferguson's 26-year Man Utd reign unmatchable - Wenger

A sunny Sunday afternoon at the Emirates as Arsene Wenger made three changes from the side that won against Sunderland . Against Arsenal , Williams was utterly ineffective and completely failed to cope with their attacking play - despite the Gunners being hamstrung by the sending off of Laurent Koscielny .

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  • Coutinho explains why he´d snub Barcelona for Liverpool stay
Coutinho explains why he´d snub Barcelona for Liverpool stay

So, here are TWO United stars Arsenal must try and land this summer... That's because of the way UEFA's Champions League coefficients and seeding systems work, placing the 32 teams in four pots of eight based on several criteria. For years this club (City) was not playing in Europe, and now we've been there seven years. With speculation rif...

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