• Cubs Kyle Schwarber breaks out of slump with grand slam
Cubs Kyle Schwarber breaks out of slump with grand slam

The Cubs have won two straight after dropping six in a row. Hector Rondon (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win. It's likely that he'll remain in a similar role to the one that he's been employed in recently, where he only plays regularly against right-handed pitching, and hitting coach John Mailee will continue to work with him as he...

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  • Predators left surprised, determined by Johansen's injury
Predators left surprised, determined by Johansen's injury

In case there wasn't enough drama already in the Western Conference finals, Ducks goalie John Gibson chose to add a little more to it by not coming out on the ice to start the second period of Game 5 against the Predators . Both teams found the back of the net in the 2nd period, though. "They came out and worked harder than us in the second and ...

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  • BBC says driver killed, four journalists injured in Kabul attack
BBC says driver killed, four journalists injured in Kabul attack

Yarmand said he didn't believe the Taliban were behind it, saying they "don't have the ability to carry out such big attack, and if they did, they would have claimed responsibility ". "We have nailed Pakistan's ISI role (in Kabul blast)". As the nation grieved, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani extended his "deepest condolences" in a live televise...

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  • Posey avoids
Posey avoids "big guys tumbling" in Nats-Giants brawl

That's when Harper hit two monster home runs off Strickland. I don't think he should even be thinking about what happened in the first round. He's not a punching bag, he's human with emotions. "You see red, ' he said ". "Obviously, I've left the ball over the plate a couple times to him, and he's taken advantage of that". 'He didn't come up and in...

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  • UEFA Champions League Final
UEFA Champions League Final

Gareth Bale came on late in his hometown final and soon saw Real captain Sergio Ramos' theatrical reaction earning substitute Juan Cuadrado a second booking, with Asensio compounding matters at the death. The scorers of Madrid's centenary goals in the Champions League are Savio (100), Ronaldo (200), Karim Benzema (300) and Cristiano Ronaldo...

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  • UFC 212: Jose Aldo vs
UFC 212: Jose Aldo vs

However, Holloway (17-3 record in MMA) has been on a tear in the featherweight division, racking up 10 straight wins, which is the fourth longest winning streak among active fighters. Wise on why Kowalkiewicz wins: The first five minutes of this fight will tell us where Kowalkiewicz is mentally. Kowalkiewicz has lost just once in her career, and...

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  • Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets
Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets

The singer will perform as a part of the "Broadway Smash: Preds Party with a Purpose" event before game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals . "I mean, that's what they're supposed to do". Because with every result there's a process for that result. In this edition of the hotstove, we discuss whether the Nashville Predators still have a chance to win t...

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  • Golfer Phil Mickelson to skip US Open to attend daughter's graduation
Golfer Phil Mickelson to skip US Open to attend daughter's graduation

Open to attend his daughter Amanda's high school graduation ceremony, the five-times major champion told reporters on Saturday. Mickelson, who will turn 47 the day after the graduation added, "there's no greater joy as a parent". He has finished in second place six times , more than any other player in history. "We applaud and appreciate the fac...

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  • Summerhays takes advantage of Dufner collapse at Memorial
Summerhays takes advantage of Dufner collapse at Memorial

Daniel Summerhays is on target to claim his first PGA Tour title as he takes a three-shot lead into the final round at the Memorial Tournament after carding a 68 in OH on Saturday. Dufner, who was once ranked as high as No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking and now sits at No. 65, hasn't quite been able to find the winner's circle in a whil...

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  • Bale ends season on good note, celebrates title at home
Bale ends season on good note, celebrates title at home

Meanwhile, Mandzukic joined Ronaldo and Velibor Vasovic as the only players to score for two different clubs in a European Cup final. Brazilian midfielder Casemiro made it 2-1 after 61 minutes when his 30-yard shot took a deflection that wrong-footed keeper Gianluigi Buffon and Ronaldo expertly swept in the third at the near post after a great ru...

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  • Bale left out of Real starting line-up in final v Juventus
Bale left out of Real starting line-up in final v Juventus

Ronaldo is already regarded as one of the finest players ever to grace this competition , and indeed in the history of the game as a whole after a tremendous career. The Portugal forward put Madrid ahead with a cool finish in the first half at the Principality Stadium and then scored their killer third goal from close-range in the second half.

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  • LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack
LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

Durant performed beautifully in the first half of his return to the Finals , scoring 23 points on 10-for-18 shooting with six assists and four rebounds in 19 1/2 minutes to help stake the Warriors to a 60-52 halftime edge over the visiting Cavs.

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  • Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races
Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

Rahal's wife, Courtney Force, escaped without injury in a qualifying run Friday in Epping, N.H. Her vehicle, owned by her father, John Force, had a fuel line burst to create the spectacular visual. For Dixon, he will now be resting the ankle and preparing himself for more of the same on Sunday for race two, although he hopes to improve the performa...

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  • Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation
Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation

Mickelson has not officially withdrawn, but it seems only a first-round weather washout could allow him to participate. He said Amanda would have supported his decision had he chosen to play the U.S. Phil Mickelson has signalled his intention to miss the US Open to attend his daughter's graduation. Now, he'll mostly likely be watching on tel...

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  • Saina crashes out, S Praneeth enters final of Thailand Open
Saina crashes out, S Praneeth enters final of Thailand Open

The World No.24 Indian had quite smooth first game against his Thai opponent. The third seeded Praneeth comfortably defeated Pannawit Thongnuam of Thailand 21-11, 21-15 in their men's singles semifinal that lasted 36 minutes. Thongnuam tried to attack in the second game but it made no effect on Sai as he was smart enough to mix his shots. Secon...

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  • Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012
Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012

Looking faster and keener, Murray pushed through the second set in 37 minutes and the third in one minute less. Zhang Shuai can expect to refresh her personal best at Roland Garros as she will face the No. There was more bad blood, too, according to ESPN , which reported Lokoli also wasn't happy about the way Klizan celebrated late break p...

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  • Curry, Durant help Warriors rout Cavs in Game 1
Curry, Durant help Warriors rout Cavs in Game 1

Jordan didn't just have one, but actually two turnover-less games in a row - putting up 33 points in Game 1 in a loss to the Utah Jazz , and 37 in a rebound win in Game 2, playing 46 and 40 minutes respectively. And it didn't even feel that close. Also: The Klay Thompson watch continues; his shooting slump worsened by a 3-for-16 game and his tea...

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  • Catfish watch is on for Game 2 of Cup Final
Catfish watch is on for Game 2 of Cup Final

Nashville pulled Rinne after Malkin's goal , putting in backup Juuse Saros in relief. Fifteen seconds later Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin scored off of a two-on-one, lofting a shot over Rinne's glove to make it 4-1 in the first 3:28 of the third.

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  • Warriors smash Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener
Warriors smash Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

And when he's not, Kevin Love is, and that's not a matchup that will work for the Cavaliers . When the Cavs gave help, Curry hit 3-pointers. "It's great to get the first game up underneath us". After the game, James stated the obvious of how much harder the Warriors are to guard now. He said Durant's performance is what stood out most ...

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  • Fresno 12-year-old spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee
Fresno 12-year-old spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee

The schoolgirl has said she will split the $40,000 cash prize with her seven-year-old brother and use it for her college fund. Ananya Vinay from Fresno correctly spelled the word marocain - a type of dress fabric - to defeat Rohan Rajeev , 14, from Oklahoma.

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  • Red Sox put LHP Rodriguez on DL after fall in bullpen
Red Sox put LHP Rodriguez on DL after fall in bullpen

Adam Jones belted a three-run homer and drove in five runs during that contest in his return from a four-game absence due to a sore hip. "I just threw a pitch and my foot got in a bad position and I went down", said Rodriguez (via MLB.com ).

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  • Golden State ease to win over Cleveland Cavaliers in opening game
Golden State ease to win over Cleveland Cavaliers in opening game

But with Durant added to a mix that includes fellow All-Stars Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson , this year's Warriors proved to be too tough for James and Cleveland to handle in Game 1 . The Cleveland Cavaliers closed out their series against the Boston Celtics last week to advance to the NBA Finals, which begin tonight (Thursd...

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  • Paul Pogba could be a future Man Utd captain, believes Bryan Robson
Paul Pogba could be a future Man Utd captain, believes Bryan Robson

When you put that package into one, he's the type that we would like here. While Sanchez would be a terrific addition to any Premier League side, United probably are looking for an out-an-out striker. When he's been missing we've missed something. Robson's former team-mate Gary Pallister thinks Pogba will get better as the years progress. "...

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  • State's Snyder criticized for refusing transfer request
State's Snyder criticized for refusing transfer request

Also in the statement, Snyder apologized for remarks he made on Thursday at a booster event, when he said that Sutton had twice tested positive for drug use at K-State. I heard that and told him, 'Coaches can leave. So why can't a player leave? The whole situation has justifiably frustrated Sutton who took to Twitter to express his feelings on Wedn...

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  • Rihanna stole the show during Game 1
Rihanna stole the show during Game 1

Kevin Durant dunks during Game 1 of the Finals. Durant scored 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and passed off eight assists while Stephen Curry added 28 points, sinking 6-of-11 3-pointers as Golden State dominated Cleveland in nearly every area of the game.

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  • Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza advance in Paris
Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza advance in Paris

The Austrian, who is the only player to defeat Nadal on clay this season, will meet American 25th seed Steve Johnson next as he looks to build on last year's run to the semi-finals. Raonic, the World No. 6, cruised through the first set 6-1 in 21 minutes and led 1-0 in the second when the Spaniard retired at the changeover after a brief exchange wi...

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  • Who is the injured player to Roland Garros who collapsed in tears?
Who is the injured player to Roland Garros who collapsed in tears?

Del Potro, who went on to guide Argentina to their first Davis Cup title, was always going to be a danger lurking for one of the top seeds as he continues to work his way back up the rankings after wrist problems nearly ended his career. "I just do what my heart feels, you know?" Soon after the match, del Potro used a tweet to tell Almagro, "I ...

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  • Valverde succeeds Enrique at Barcelona
Valverde succeeds Enrique at Barcelona

Yet although the Blaugrana secured a third straight Copa Del Rey title with a 3-1 victory over Alaves on Saturday, it has suffered a disappointing season by its own high standards. Bartomeu insists the former Athletic Bilbao boss was always their first choice to succeed Luis Enrique . That was the ninth trophy under Enrique in three seasons ...

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  • Russell Westbrook allegedly watched 'Sister Act 2' instead of the Finals
Russell Westbrook allegedly watched 'Sister Act 2' instead of the Finals

But just because Golden State has a attractive offense doesn't mean they aren't also a strong defensive club. Later in the fourth quarter, the Grammy victor, who stunned in an all-black outfit, once again proved she was the real MVP of the game when she got up and cheered for the Cavs.

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  • Pete Carroll says Colin Kaepernick can still start in the NFL
Pete Carroll says Colin Kaepernick can still start in the NFL

Speaking with reporters Friday, Seahawks Pete Carroll explained his team is passing on Kaepernick simply because he's too good to be a backup. "At this time, we didn't do anything with it". "We have a starter, but he is a starter in this league and I can't imagine somebody won't give him a chance to play". "He's a great kid". "He's a starter in...

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