Sports Fans at parade cheer on Penguins for Stanley Cup win
Author: 0 Fans at parade cheer on Penguins for Stanley Cup win

Had they scrambled to trade Fleury during the season and actually completed one, there is nearly no chance they would have been celebrating their fifth Stanley Cup on Wednesday afternoon. It's no wonder the Penguins executives continue to call him the best teammate in hockey. Phil Kessel, Stanley Cup champion and notorious hot dog enthusiast , is famous for his wild emotions both on and off the ice.

Sports Defending champion Muguruza crashes out of French Open
Author: 0 Defending champion Muguruza crashes out of French Open

As for Venus, the elder Williams sister will have to target Wimbledon as she looks to end a grand slam drought that goes back to that event in 2008. But the Spaniard has been repeatedly answering questions recently about whether expectations are different now that she is a major champion and whether that sort of pressure might affect her on court.

Sports Lions beaten 22-16 by Blues in Auckland in 2nd tour match
Author: 0 Lions beaten 22-16 by Blues in Auckland in 2nd tour match

The other All Blacks in the selection are Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks and Luke Romano. "This is a huge and exciting challenge for us", Robertson said in a statement. Had we not, we would have been confident we would have stayed in their half, we would have got set-pieces in their half and been able to attack a lot more.

Author: 0 JB Holmes one shot off US Open lead heading into weekend

Open opening round. The 28-year-old started day two with a one-shot cushion but a one-over-par 73 opened the door for a four-way tie for the lead at seven-under shared Paul Casey , Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka .

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: England vs New Zealand match

Speaking to talkSPORT, Morgan said: "At the halfway stage we felt we had an under par score on the board and would need the best out of bowlers, and I think we've probably seen the best of our bowling line up here today". Mark Wood needed four attempts to bowl one ball, twice losing his run and then in his delivery stride when the bails blew off for the umpteenth time.

Sports Hernandez Doesn't Think Cristiano Ronaldo Should Win The Ballon d'Or
Author: 0 Hernandez Doesn't Think Cristiano Ronaldo Should Win The Ballon d'Or

But let's not forget just how vital Ronaldo's days at Manchester United were for his development. But soon the packed crowd started singing "Cristiano, Ballon d'Or" and it wasn't long before the 32-year-old himself was chanting it. Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener was cancelled out by a stupendous Mario Mandzukic goal, the Croatian chesting down Gonzalo Higuain's volleyed lay-off and arcing a sublime volley over Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Sports Champions Trophy final: Mercurial Pakistan shouldn't be discounted, says Hussey
Author: 0 Champions Trophy final: Mercurial Pakistan shouldn't be discounted, says Hussey

In an exclusive interview to, the Pakistan head coach said: "It is important that we play to our strengths, we gave too many chances to India in the earlier game". So we've got to try and put them under extreme pressure particularly by knocking their top order over. 13-2 India's win-loss record in ICC world events against Pakistan (including the bowl-out win against Pakistan in the 2007 World T20).

Author: 0 Failure to adapt to conditions was England's downfall, says Eoin Morgan

Many wondered if a tricky chase might nonetheless be on the cards, but openers Azhar and Zaman made a mockery of that notion in a stand of 118. At one stage, when they lost the opening game to India by a margin of 124 runs, Pakistan looked down and out but they bounced back strong with victories over South Africa and Sri Lanka to finish second in Group B.

Author: 0 US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

Reed is tied with Charley Hoffman and Tommy Fleetwood for the lead at 8 under. Southpaws have won every major except the U.S. Open. The 24-year-old Thomas eagled the par-5 18th for just the fifth 63 in U.S. Holmes, Jamie Lovemark and first-round leader Fowler. "They're the widest fairways we've ever played in a US Open". More startling than the low scores was smoke rising from about a 800 meters away when a commercial blimp, not affiliated with the tournament, crashed into a field and ...

Author: 0 Murray, Wawrinka make French Open last 16

Murray needed nearly one and a half hours to nail the first set as he uppered in the tiebreak 10-8, only to see their Argentine opponent stand at the net for a while to show frustration between the interval. "Obviously his reaction at the end of the first set, he was pretty disappointed". Men's 3rd rd: Andy Murray (Gbr) bt Juan Martin del Potro (Arg) 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 6-0, Fernando Verdasco (Esp) bt Pablo Cuevas (Uru) 6-2 6-1 6-3, Stan Wawrinka (Sui) bt Fabio Fognini (Ita) 7-6 (7-2) 6-0 ...

Author: 0 Halep and Ostapenko to meet in Roland Garros final

The fast conditions have helped the Czech and, after Halep controlled the first set, Pliskova found her range on her big serve and forehand in the second. Halep has won four of her previous five matches against Pliskova, all on hard courts. On Thursday, in a frenetic match of 16 breaks of serve and in which she made 45 unforced errors , some of which would have had Evert wincing, she was irresistible at times.

Author: 0 Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

Shprygin was expelled from France after violence occurred before and during Russia's Euro 2016 match against England in Marseille . From Saturday to July 2, Russian Federation is hosting the Confederations, the main warm-up event for next year's World Cup.

Sports Masters champion Garcia hungry for more major trophies
Author: 0 Masters champion Garcia hungry for more major trophies

Sergio Garcia comes to this week's U.S. Open with a new title - major victor - but the same old motivation. "Inside of you there is a little spot where you've accomplished it already". "That weekend I felt so incredibly connected to him, which is the one thing I look back on my U.S. Open win". Dustin Johnson, now the world's No. 1 ranked golfer and the defending U.S.

Author: 0 Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Asked if his team could have been more aggressive, Hudson's response was emphatic. Portugal and Mexico, who meet on Monday (AEST), are the other two teams in Group A. Russia's opening goal had an ugly finish after two pretty pieces of individual skill once the All-Whites defense needlessly lost the ball. From Russia's fourth corner, defender Viktor Vasin's header saw the ball spin off a post and across the goalmouth before Michael McGlinchey cleared.

Sports Freeland pitches 6 solid innings, Rockies beat Giants 5-1
Author: 0 Freeland pitches 6 solid innings, Rockies beat Giants 5-1

Colorado scored all of its runs with two outs in support of rookie Kyle Freeland (8-4), who pitched six innings before three relievers finished up. The Rockies (44-26) remained atop the National League West. The Giants' inability to add on in critical moments plagued them again Saturday, as the team left 10 runners on base in the first seven innings at Coors Field .

Sports Amir fit again, will play final against India
Author: 0 Amir fit again, will play final against India

Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja said Pakistan's comeback after the early loss boded well for the underdogs. Match Between Pakistan and India all set to start on Sunday. And as, we all know, the match between these two countries is much beyond the game. Pakistan's performance in the tournament came as a surprise to many and Tait himself is surprised by the way they have played in the ongoing Champions Trophy.

Author: 0 Pakistan victory sets up Champions Trophy semi-final against England

But with this being Pakistan , there was the inevitable feeling they would take the Rolling English Road to victory. Asked what was going through his mind when he saw the ball lobbing straight into Thisara Perera's hands at mid-on, Sarfraz said, "You know, that time I didn't see the hand of (Lasith) Malinga , and when I played the shot in the air, I just said, ooh".

Sports India and Pakistan face off in dream cricket final
Author: 0 India and Pakistan face off in dream cricket final

Bharatiya Janta Party President Amit Shah on Saturday said India can not stop playing Pakistan at global cricket tournaments, but made it clear that the two countries will not play each other in either India or Pakistan , reported Financial Express .

Author: 0 Faf backs AB as Proteas skipper

I take full responsibility for AB's run-out", du Plessis said South Africa's eight-wicket defeat. The second dismissal was a clear case pf pressure resulting in confusion as both Miller and du Plessis ended at the wicket-keeper's end after the former hurried for a run when the latter hit one straight into the hands of Bumrah at short third-man.

Sports Russian Federation beat New Zealand as FIFA Confederation Cup begins
Author: 0 Russian Federation beat New Zealand as FIFA Confederation Cup begins

An own-goal from Michael Boxall and Fedor Smolov's second-half strike sealed all three points for new coach Stanislav Cherchesov's side as the tournament hosts impressed at the Krestovsky Stadium. Participants in the 2017 Confederations Cup are hosts Russian Federation, 2014 FIFA World Cup winners Germany, 2015 Copa America champions Chile, 2015 AFC Asian Cup champions Australia, 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup winners Mexico , 2016 UEFA Euro Cup champs Portugal, OFC (Oceania Football ...

Sports Sandro set to join Everton in the next 48 hours
Author: 0 Sandro set to join Everton in the next 48 hours

Everton's decision to pay Sunderland a club-record fee of £30 million to sign goalkeeper Jordan Pickford may have raised a few eyebrows, especially considering he is a goalkeeper with just one full Premier League season behind him. Koeman added: "I'm delighted we've been able to bring Davy to Everton ". With top striker Romelu Lukaku set to leave Goodison Park this summer, the Toffees are searching for a new frontman to lead their line.

Author: 0 Thomas sets scoring record with 63 at US Open

Justin Thomas of the United States. Even more impressive was that the obliterated 3-wood was actually only the second-best shot Thomas hit en route to his record breaking 9-under par 63. It's been set up very fair and Thomas isn't the only player to prove good shots can be rewarded. Li found the rough with his tee shot on 18 and hacked it out with an eight-iron, but his ball settled into a deep divot on the fairway, before his third shot bounded through the green into more nasty grass, from ...

Author: 0 Arthur confident India 'aberration' behind Pakistan

India's remarkable consistency will be up against Pakistan's legendary volatility when the rivals clash in what is expected to be an exciting finale to the Champions Trophy in London . Both teams have had one off day, India's coming against Sri Lanka , while Pakistan let themselves down against India in their opening game. India's selectors have opted to rest opener Rohit Sharma and seamer Jasprit Bumrah (not pictured) both of whom played in Thursday's Champions Trophy ...

Author: 0 Tapwrit Surges Past Irish War Cry to Win 2017 Belmont Stakes

The horse, who had had a 5:1 odds of winning, came out of second place to pass Irish War Cry , the favorite to win the race, at the very last minute. Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing will likely line up for that one, while Classic Empire's camp will be desperate to see him get a big race win on the board in 2017.

Sports Aussie keeper Ryan joins newly-promoted Brighton for club record fee
Author: 0 Aussie keeper Ryan joins newly-promoted Brighton for club record fee

The Seagulls did not say how much they paid for 25-year-old Ryan but Albion's most expensive signing until now is believed to have been Shane Duffy, reported to have cost £4.46 million. The 25-year-old signed for Valencia in the summer of 2015, but made only 10 Liga appearances - none of which he won - before spending the second half of this season on loan with Genk.

Author: 0 Rickie Fowler makes three straight bogeys, falls out of US Open lead

They finished at four, five and 10 over par respectively. "I enjoyed the walk", he said . "But I'm a pretty happy man". "It's still Saturday and 36 holes is a very long time in a U.S. "I really haven't been hitting the ball well as of late", Matsuyama said. "To shoot a good round like today, I'm certainly looking forward to the weekend".

Author: 0 Another Victory Parade for the Warriors

Trading Kyrie Irving would be a awful idea. How much less will depend on where exactly the salary cap falls - the lackluster playoffs may have had such an impact on league-wide Basketball Related Income that the cap could fall from the $101 million that has been projected.

Author: 0 Unchanged India line-up for Champions Trophy final, hints Kohli

Pakistan lost by 124 runs to India but bounced back after their lucky win via the Duckworth-Lewis method over South Africa. India have won two tournaments during this period - the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy. From appearing ordinary at the start to beating hosts England in the semifinals, Pakistan has gathered pace slowly and looks risky. 31 Wickets for Pakistan , the most by a team in the 2017 Champions Trophy.

Sports The mighty recovery of Paul Casey puts him in US Open mix
Author: 0 The mighty recovery of Paul Casey puts him in US Open mix

His 7-under par tied the record to par for the first round of a U.S. Open held by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, who each shot 7-under 63 at Baltusrol in 1980. Brendan Steele hits a drive on the fifth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

Author: 0 Every Record LeBron James Broke In The NBA Finals

In the end, the Cavaliers simply did not have enough top-class talent to topple the Warriors , even with four-time league Most Valuable Player James doing all he could to keep his team in it. The team had a record-breaking start to the National Basketball Association playoffs going 15-0 before losing in Game 4 of the finals. "I answered I wouldn't go".

Author: 0 Alvaro Morata Reportedly Agrees Man United Move, Waiting on Club Negotiations

Chelsea are proposing a €155m double deal for the duo that blows United's offer out of the water, though they may not move for James if they can not sign Morata too. Since their superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to get a contract extension this summer , the Red Devils will need a replacement and are close to signing Morata.

Sports Golden State Warriors championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland

The argument of whether the Warriors are good or bad for the National Basketball Association will rage for as long as they are dominant; fans seem not to mind since the just-completed final series, which was a record-setting Game 4 performance by the Cavs away from being a sweep, drew television ratings that were the best in years.

Author: 0 Murray hoping to make the most of last few competitions

Canada's Milos Raonic says he is in great shape mentally thanks to the clay court season as he prepares to try and go one better than previous year at the grass court tournaments of Queen's and Wimbledon . Murray heads into the grass-court campaign back in form after his run to the French Open semi-finals ended a frustrating period marred by problems with injuries and illness.

Author: 0 Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

Other teams qualified are Cameroon (2017 Africa Cup of Nations Champions), Australia (2015 AFC Asian Cup Winners), Mexico (2015 CONCACAF Cup Winners), and New Zealand (2016 OFC Nations Cup Winners). A good Confederations Cup would boost Ochoa's chances in the transfer market and the 31-year-old has his goals fixed high for El Tri at the competition.

Author: 0 NBA Champions Unanimously Decide to Skip White House Visit

Stephen Curry , David West , Ian Clark , Zaza Pachulia , JaVale McGee , James Michael McAdoo and Matt Barnes are the team's other free agents. Since Trump was sworn into office, he has been visited by championship teams such as the New England Patriots and Clemson Tigers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have said that they will go to the White House if invited , but Warriors players as a whole are reportedly opposed to it.