Author: 0 NASCAR trying to increase passing for Coca-Cola 600

Harvick believes it will be an improvement from last weekend's All-Star race at the track . "But Vegas is certainly a great market for us, and one of the West Coast markets that works really well". "It's not going to be immediate because when you look at [when it was used at] Bristol, it took it a while to kind of get run in", Harvick said. That's why it worked so well on the bottom there, and here I'm wondering what it's going to be like when we're running 200 miles an hour into the top lane ...

Author: 0 KKR oust defending champions Sunrisers Hyderbad

Adding to this, the Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal - have come good whenever the team has needed them. "That's been the hallmark of this team - we've not depended on one individual. But obviously we lost a lot of wickets upfront and once you lose five wickets for 30-odd it's very hard to recover. Karn equalled Anil Kumble's 8-year record for the best figures by a spinner in a knockout match of the IPL.

Author: 0 Penguins want more shots at winning against Senators

The Senators went almost 19 minutes between the second and third period without recording a single shot, a testament to Pittsburgh's ability to play keepaway on the other end of the ice. Despite playing with a foot injury, Karlsson's ability to contain Sidney Crosby could be the difference in the series. Ovechkin says he felt something in his hamstring during Game 3 of the second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins and needed injections to numb the pain the rest of the way.

Author: 0 Preakness Stakes 2017: Complete finishing order

Cloud Computing won the Preakness Stakes after leaving the gate at 13-1 odds to spoil the Triple Crown hopes of thoroughbred-racing fans for another year. He didn't seem to relish the track, but I don't really think that was it. The colt, who forged past champion Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) to prevail by a head, gave Brown his first Preakness win in his first start in the race.

Author: 0 NBA Eastern Conference Game 4: Celtics vs Cavaliers

He finished the game with 35 points, booking his seventh straight finals appearance as the reigning champion Cavs wrapped up a 4-1 victory over the Celtics in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. The first game of the best-of-seven finals is slated for Thursday, June 1, U.S. time , which means Australian fans can catch it on Friday, June 2.

Author: 0 Takuma Sato edges past Helio Castroneves to win Indy 500

The margin of victory was 0.2011 seconds and the win was redemption for Sato, who crashed while trying to beat Dario Franchitti on the final lap of the 2012 race. During the race itself, Fernando Alonso , Charlie Kimball and Ryan Hunter-Reay all suffered the same fate after leading a combined 60 laps. They arrived with the more powerful engine but lost several of them during the two weeks of track activity that led up to race weekend.

Author: 0 Hamilton: Vettel is clearly Ferrari's No.1 driver

Vettel's success was Ferrari's first in the principality since seven-time champion Michael Schumacher triumphed in 2001. "I know how it feels, it's not a good feeling", reigning champion Nico Rosberg, who retired at the end of last year after years of battling Hamilton at Mercedes , consoled him as he conducted the post-race interviews on the finish straight.

Sports Thiem, Zverev aiming to upset old guard at French Open
Author: 0 Thiem, Zverev aiming to upset old guard at French Open

One of Nadal's potential opponents, last year's champion, Novak Djokovic . Spectators had to go through security checks before entering the stadium in western Paris as France has been in a state of emergency since the country was hit by Islamic State claimed attacks in November 2015.

Author: 0 NBA to have first 'threematch' finals

Golden State lost Kevin Durant for well over a month late in the season. The Warriors were already small-ball sensations, capable of piling up the points with their daring drives and sizzling shooting. "Playing in this league, you can't take anything for granted", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. "Everyone is always looking for someone big in the draft because everyone thinks it's a game-changer.

Author: 0 Langer leads halfway through Senior PGA on Trump course

Vijay Singh , right, of Fiji, walks off the tenth green as Bernhard Langer , left, of Germany, prepares to putt during the final round of the Senior PGA Championship at the Trump National golf club in Sterling, Va., Sunday, May 2. Singh set up his seventh birdie with a prodigious drive 208 yards short of the hole. Singh three-putted 17 to give Langer a two-shot advantage. "But I got some of them up-and-down and so I'm still in a good position".

Sports Warriors' Mike Brown: Steve Kerr may be back for the Finals
Author: 0 Warriors' Mike Brown: Steve Kerr may be back for the Finals

For the third straight year they'll face the Warriors for the crown. If they can take care of their first two at home, then they'll put themselves in a great position heading into Cleveland . Both teams dominated throughout the playoffs - the Warriors making history by going an unprecedented 12-0 through three rounds in the Western Conference with the Cavs losing just a single game to the Celtics.

Sports Manchester City agree £43m deal for Monaco midfielder, Bernardo Silva
Author: 0 Manchester City agree £43m deal for Monaco midfielder, Bernardo Silva

It is believed City and Monaco struck a deal just days after the close of their respective league campaigns and the French club allowed Silva to fly to Manchester in the middle of this week. City are determined to get their business done early having been made to wait for certain key signings ahead of Pep Guardiola's first season in charge.

Author: 0 Mourinho: I am very humble when I play finals

Justin Kluivert to Manchester United? "It is just a football game and a trophy but if we can help and support with this just 1% it is enough for us". Many have suggested Rooney's cameo in Wednesday's Europa League final may have been his last ever appearance for the Red Devils , after a glorious 13 year career during which time he won every available club honour and became United's all-time record goalscorer.

Author: 0 Jason Puncheon wants to break the cycle of Crystal Palace relegation battles

The Swans comfortable victory over Sunderland on Saturday afternoon at the Stadium of Light meant it was up to Hull to at least draw today to take it to the final day. "For me, it's easy what the club needs to do differently". You should be doing that in June'. When times get tough they are not the type of players you need.

Author: 0 'King' James reigns as Cavs book rubber match with Warriors

The Boston Celtics have won 13 of their last 20 home games. The Boston Celtics made a rebound in their Eastern Conference Championship series against the Cleveland Cavaliers and took Game 3 away from the defending NBA Champs with a stunning win 111-108.

Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Formula One Grand Prix

The leading vehicle, it is very hard for him to get jumped unless the team decide to favour the other auto, so it's great for him [Vettel]. It was also the occasion since the V6 hybrid era began in 2014 that no Mercedes driver has featured on the Monte Carlo podium.

Author: 0 Alexander Noren's record 62 wins PGA Championship

Italy's Francesco Molinari (68) took second place on 279, one ahead of Swede Henrik Stenson (68), at number five the highest-ranked player in the field, Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts (65) and Hideto Tanihara of Japan (68). 12-16, and then came to No. 18, where he felt nervous having made double-bogey on Saturday by sending a chip from the back of the green into the water guarding the front.

Sports Amid Grief, Manchester Gets to Cheer Soccer Triumph
Author: 0 Amid Grief, Manchester Gets to Cheer Soccer Triumph

Manchester was plunged into tragedy on Monday when 22 people were killed by a bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the city center. But the world goes on. When asked after the Europa League final whether he's decided on his future, Rooney said, "more or less, yeah". "A younger me would have been a lot more frustrated".

Sports Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers keen on Dons star Jonny Hayes
Author: 0 Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers keen on Dons star Jonny Hayes

Aberdeen took the lead early on as Jonny Hayes arrived from outside the 18-yard box to fire home Niall McGinn's corner after nine minutes with a brilliant finish. As good as it was to score the first goal, it was probably more disappointing to concede so soon after. The 29-year-old has enjoyed an influential season at Pittodrie, netting nine league goals and being the only non-Celtic star to be nominated for the Scottish Premiership's Player of the Year award.

Sports Celtics' Thomas: Surgery on hip not top option
Author: 0 Celtics' Thomas: Surgery on hip not top option

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are set to meet in the NBA Finals for a third consecutive season, but new Warrior Kevin Durant isn't concerned with the league's lack of parity. "Those things apply but as far as offensively and things they do, adding Durant was definitely a great piece for them". A best of 19 will challenge both teams to the fullest and a sample size of that magnitude would be wayyyyy more telling than a mere best of seven.

Author: 0 Ducks overcome early deficit, stingy Predators goalie to tie series

The Under is 3-0-2 in Nashville's five home playoff games to this point, with the trends pointing toward a lower scoring pair of games coming up in Music City between the Ducks and Predators in this series. While Pittsburgh insisted it would have no problem hitting reset with a spot in the Stanley Cup finals on the line, there was a dip in intensity both on the ice and in the stands.

Author: 0 Ageless Langer makes history with Senior PGA victory

The wind delay lasted 41 minutes and prevented the afternoon starters from finishing their second rounds. “We were talking a little bit, ” Langer said of Singh, both playing the final group. He glared into the gallery after making his swing, then chipped onto the green and missed his putt to save par while Langer drained his 10-footer to reclaim a one-stroke margin.

Author: 0 Cavaliers set franchise playoff record for points in a half

After ousting Boston , James was full of praise for Jordan, saying His Airness was "almost like a god" to him when he was growing up. I think we had our first practice eight months ago tomorrow. So when Al Horford , Avery Bradley , Marcus Smart and the Celtics stole Game 3, any chance of a Game 4 upset was unthinkable. NOTES: Cleveland's 109 points through three quarters marked the most the Celtics have allowed in the shot-clock era.

Author: 0 After UK attack, voter confronts Rudd over police cuts

Their searches came after British-born 22-year-old Salman Abedi blew himself up at the end of United States pop singer Ariana Grande's concert at the arena three days ago. White House officials have said the leaked details of that meeting by intelligence officials are similarly under investigation. Manchester police said that they would no longer share details of the investigation with their USA counterparts, and the city's top police official, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, noted that the ...

Sports Hazard 'calm' over Chelsea contract talks
Author: 0 Hazard 'calm' over Chelsea contract talks

Hazard told Het Nieuwsblad when asked about a new contract: " At the moment there is nothing on the table ". "Whether we'll talk or not, we'll have to see". "The FA Cup and Champions League, why not?" " If I sign a contract, maybe there won't be enough money left to get Romelu! ". He is pleased with his silverware haul, but is keen to win with the same regularity as Terry, who would claim a 16th and final major trophy of his Chelsea career with victory at Wembley.

Sports Francesco Totti's final match ends in celebration as Roma reach Champions League
Author: 0 Francesco Totti's final match ends in celebration as Roma reach Champions League

With a win still essential for the Giallorossi , Luciano Spalletti opted to leave the iconic No.10 on the bench from the off. Roma will bid a fond farewell to long-serving captain Francesco Totti when Genoa visit for the season-finale on Sunday, but they can not be distracted from the task at hand with automatic qualification to the Champions League on the line.

Author: 0 LeBron undaunted by challenge of facing Warriors in Finals

Let the games begin. "This is a high powered's going to be very challenging not only on me mentally but on our ballcub and on our franchise". "The biggest thing for me sitting here today after breaking the record is that I did it just being me". They got a big scare in late February when Durant had a left knee injury, but he's back and the Warriors have rolled since.

Author: 0 Japan's Sato wins 101st Indy 500

After barely avoiding two crashes, he failed to make the go-ahead pass on the second-to-last lap of Sunday's race and the three-time Indianapolis 500 champion wound up settling for his third runner-up finish. "But nowadays, a lot of Japanese, the fans following IndyCar Series , particularly for the Indy 500. You hold on and believe in the safety progress we've made".

Author: 0 Hamilton celebrates hard-fought Spanish GP win over Vettel

On an afternoon that saw the two multiple world champions in a battle of their own with the rest so far behind they might as well have been in another race , Australian Ricciardo was the only other driver not lapped as his Red Bull vehicle finished 75.8 seconds behind the victor.

Author: 0 F1: Raikkonen Takes Monaco GP Pole, Hamilton 14th

While Raikkonen led for the first 34 laps, the writing was on the wall at the pitstops with a consensus emerging already before the start that Ferrari would favour the championship leader. "You can see that on his lap, the auto drops in and drops out", he said. So when you see the other auto was able to get it to work, and you for the life of you can't think why you are not able to, it feels like a mystery because none of us can really understand it.

Author: 0 Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

There's a 90 percent chance the Warriors win the title this year according to FiveThirtyEight , and Golden State is favored by Vegas as well. "I can't lie. Of course, should they come out flat, some will look back on this and compare it to the Miami boat trip taken by New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Author: 0 Kim, 21, becomes youngest to win Players

Adam Scott has made an 11th-hour bid for a top-10 finish at the Players Championship with a back-nine charge during the final round at TPC Sawgrass . Adding, "I'm looking forward to working hard from now on". But there is one major thing Kim's victory didn't award: a waiver from military service. "I know he hit a couple of awesome shots yesterday to get himself out of trouble, driver off the deck on 14 was a pretty impressive shot".

Sports Mertesacker to make most of unexpected Cup final chance
Author: 0 Mertesacker to make most of unexpected Cup final chance

Saturday's final is a chance for Arsenal to finish the season on a high after a disappointing league campaign that saw them finish outside the top four for the first time under Wenger. He added: "It is annoying but we had a spell during the season that was hard and it was hard for me in my personal situation". With Shkodran Mustafi also an injury doubt, manager Arsene Wenger is running out of central defensive options.

Sports Bernardo Silva has signed for Manchester City
Author: 0 Bernardo Silva has signed for Manchester City

Jubilant to sign the contract, Silva said that the prospect of working alongside manager Pep Guardiola was a big factor in his decision. A delighted Silva told City's official website: "It feels great". Silva, a 22-year-old Portugal global, official moves over on July 1. While Tottenham will be reluctant to sell Walker given his importance to the team, should they opt to offload him to their Premier League rivals, a potential opportunity could open up.

Sports Celine Dion Met Drake in a Canadian Celebrity Mashup For the Ages
Author: 0 Celine Dion Met Drake in a Canadian Celebrity Mashup For the Ages

Top Billboard 200 album for Views . What better way to celebrate your 71st birthday by rocking out in the skimpiest of outfits and taking the BillboardMusic Icon award . On it's 20 year anniversary though, it felt as fresh as ever, with Dion giving the performance everything she had. "There was really nothing about me that led anyone to believe I was going to be special".

Author: 0 Takuma Sato of Japan wins the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500

Sato screamed into his radio as he slowed down the front stretch and took in the checkered flag. His race ended and the new top three was Alonso, Rossi, and Kanaan. Were going for the big one on Sunday.”. It was Sato's second career victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series; his first was the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2013, when he drove for A.J.