Predators set to make history in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

If the Predators prevail, they would win the first championship in franchise history and would be the NHL's first No. 16 seed to pull it off. The Pens will respond, but Nashville will find a way to earn a victory in Game 1 and get the early jump in what should be a thrilling series.

Cavs deemed the underdogs

While he's not interested in the Vegas odds for the series , he does appreciate how rare of a moment this is for basketball. It was an epic performance, but still not enough to wrestle a title away from the Warriors.But James and a healthy, hot-shooting Kyrie Irving?Thanks to the internet, I was able to check out videos of what was being said to the media at the Warriors practices this weekend.Lots of talk about Irving."There are a lot of guys that can shoot the 3-pointer, but that's all they ...

Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round

Paire, described prior to their encounter on Court Suzanne Lenglen as a risky opponent by Nadal, played with more freedom in a closer second set as the Spaniard lost his edge. The 20-year-old Zverev defeated Djokovic in Rome a week ago to become the first player born in the 1990s to land a Masters title. Fourlis managed to save two of three match points on her serve before Wozniacki triumphed 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

South Africa beat England by seven wickets in third ODI

It came too late to effect the outcome of the series which England won 2-1 but the visitors made an important statement ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy tournament with their opening match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday. Joe Root's shot was then perhaps a signal of England's mis-adventure when he missed Parnell's full-length inswing to be plumb lbw. The Middlesex man, who was left high and dry at the end as Maharaj snuffed out Jake Ball and Finn with minimal fuss, will ...

I Thought About Moving On From Bayern Munich- Kingsley Coman

That [the injury] really set me back. Coman said, "They gave me the feeling that they are confident in me over the long term, even already next season". "It is very hard to win a place in the team and get regular first-team action once the coach has found his starting eleven, in particular here at Bayern due to the stiff competition for places".

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

The Celtics also had a lot of points off the bench, but their starters were not exceptional, with the team as a whole shooting 43% in comparison to the Cavaliers superior 56% Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk who've had terrific games these playoffs struggled mightily going a combined 2 of 15.

Will Wenger start the new season with a clean slate from fans?

The 28-year-old's return to form coincided with Arsenal's own upturn in fortunes, but whilst some have questioned the player's attitude at times this season, Wright has insisted that those concerns are wide of the mark. A complete performance - with more goals the only thing missing to seal the game for Arsenal long before the final whistle. He said: "I don't know for sure but there is a lot of attention in this moment".

3 things we learned from Cleveland's series win over Boston

Irving's 20-point third quarter put the Cavs in front, with James then stepping back into the game to close out a relatively comfortable victory. Avery Bradley is averaging 16.4 points and 3.9 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.5 points and 5.6 assists.

Langer makes history with Senior PGA Championship win

His 15-foot birdie rolled a foot past, and the 54-hole leader made the comebacker for par. It is a record ninth senior major win for the German, who moves past Jack Nicklaus to the top of the list. 16 and Lee birdied 17. By week's end, Langer led the field in driving accuracy (51 of 56, 91.6 percent) and greens in regulation (61 of 72, 84.72 percent).

NBA Finals: Power ranking every player on the Warriors and Cavs

Golden State , they've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP . So the Celtics are definitely behind me in this tough situation, but I mean, nobody's going to feel sorry for me. Adding to the intrigue, Mike Brown , twice fired as Cavs coach, will be the Warriors' bench boss if Steve Kerr's ailing back prevents him from being on the sideline.

Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United: Jose Mourinho speaks out about summer swoop

However, there's little doubt that United will need to improve in the league next season, and qualifying for the Champions League is surely going to help them attract the top talent needed for them to be challenging for the title next term.

Chan Kim wins Mizuno Open to qualify for British Open

While his first Major Championship does not yet feel like a reality, Hendry has already started planning his preparations. It hasn't really sunk in yet. South Australian Adam Bland has joined a growing band of Australians to have qualified for The Open at Royal Birkdale in July. "If you can qualify to play in all four majors, that's the goal, to be that good in the world".

Defending champion Penguins appear to have playoff experience advantage

They'll face the Pittsburgh Penguins . Energy alone, of course, isn't going to stop Crosby or Jake Guentzel from going off in crunch time or Phil Kessel actually connecting on one of the breakaway chances he had against Ottawa in the conference finals , but it surely gives Nashville more than a fighting chance.

Adieu, Angie! No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in 1st round

Kerber, who ended Serena Williams' stay atop the WTA rankings previous year, was gone from Roland Garros by lunchtime on Day 1, putting up little resistance while being beaten 6-2, 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation.

Five things to know about Andrew Scheer's victory in Conservative race

He's young, yet experienced. It's not just flash and sizzle. "I'm from the province of Manitoba, and there is a lot of supply management in the province of Manitoba and Quebec", Plett said of the Canadian quota system for dairy, poultry and egg products.

Feng wins as Lee charges into second place

Jeong Eun Lee and Lizette Salas finished tied for fourth at 17-under par. It was her first victory of the season and seventh of her career - and her first in the USA since the CME Group Titleholders in 2013. But Feng still had room for error as she was finishing her round - not that she necessarily realized it. Feng says she tries to ignore the leaderboard when she plays.

Boston Red Sox officially activate LHP David Price for season debut

Left-hander David Price is set to make his season debut Monday on the road against the Chicago White Sox after missing the first 49 games of the season with a left elbow strain. Surely, the Red Sox would sign up for that. "It got me to where I am today", he said. It isn't exactly apples-to-apples, however. In the two starts combined, Price compiled a 9.53 ERA and a 2.470 WHIP.

Have beaten stacked teams like Warriors before: LeBron James

But if the Celtics plan on contending for a championship next season, keeping Thomas is a must. James referred to the Warriors as only "that juggernaut" and "a beast" following Thursday's Game 5 in at Boston, a night in which he passed Michael Jordan as the career postseason scoring leader.

NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Both the Cavaliers and Warriors have upgraded their rosters from a year ago, when they went seven games in an epic series that spawned the first comeback from a 3-1 deficit in Finals history and resulted in Cleveland winning its first pro sports championship since 1964.

Motocross star Nicky Hayden dies of injuries following bicycle accident

Nicky Hayden during a practice session at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Phillip Island, Australia on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Nicky Hayden was in Italy after competing in the Superbike World Championship races at Imola on May 14.

Blakely: Celtics playoff winners and losers

He's a 32-year-old sporting giant, already etched in Michael Jordan-like lore - he literally just passed him for the most playoff points ever last game - but still, incredibly, in Year 14, still at the peak of his powers. Much more of that sort of that will likely follow over the next week, filling time before Golden State plays host to Game 1. Also, the Warriors are home to the only unanimous MVP victor ever in Stephen Curry , again only Golden State can claim to that.

Ball may only workout for Lakers

Those assumptions might be premature, however. As now constructed, the Lakers have Russell, Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson as their prominent backcourt players - with Russell and Clarkson being two of their brightest prospects on the roster.

It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

I feel like if we weren't, there would be a problem", he said. Maybe, but as the teams gear up for Thursday night's series opener in Oakland, comments made by Warriors forward Draymond Green in October are reverberating around Cleveland .

Sharapova denied entry into French Open

French Tennis Federation President, Bernard Giudicelli told the press that Sharapova would not be given the wild card for the competition. "This suspension is over and she can take her path toward new success ", Giudicelli said . "There are no grounds for any member of the TADP (Tennis Anti-Doping Programme) to penalize any player beyond the sanctions set forth in the final decisions resolving these matters".

Moses sent off for diving a day before his wedding, says Terry

Although the Gunners have not won the Premier League title since 2004, Saturday's FA Cup victory over Chelsea is, according to Wenger, one of the reasons they should keep him on. "You can not be in this job (if you are not forgiving)". Arsenal had taken the lead through Alexis Sanchez's controversial opening goal before Chelsea , who by the midway point in the second half had been reduced to 10 men, equalised through Diego Costa .

Portuguese Cup final ball delivered by man flying on spider-like drone

Benfica claimed the Portuguese Cup title on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Guimaraes, but history was truly made before the match even started. It was Raul Jimenez who put the champions ahead early in the second half, before Eduardo Salvio then headed in a Nelson Semedo cross to make it 2-0.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen signs new contract with Barcelona

The Germany international's new contract includes a €180million buyout clause. He now boasts two league titles, three Copa del Reys, one Champions League, one Club World Cup, one Spanish Super Cup and one European Super Cup to his name. The German was named the club's first choice goalkeeper at the start of this season after Claudio Bravo was sold to Manchester City in August. Ter Stegen put in an impressive display on Sunday as Barca were crowned Copa del Rey champions with a 3-1 win ...

Dallas Keuchel: Dallas Keuchel tops O's to improve to 8-0

That won't bode well going up against the 2nd best pitcher in Houston's rotation. McCullers won each of his previous two career starts against Baltimore, yielding two runs and five hits while striking out 21 in 14 innings. Keuchel has regained his Cy Young form this season, notching a 7-0 record on the strength of a 1.84 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP. Orioles: Dylan Bundy (5-3, 2.92 ERA) is scheduled to start for Baltimore on Monday in the opener of a series against the Yankees.

Luiz reveals he took pay cut to join Chelsea

The Brazilian has played a key role in Chelsea reclaiming the Premier League title - his first English championship - after a 10th-placed finish last term. "I cut my salary to come back here". Conte picks Thibaut Courtois between the sticks, while his back three is Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz .

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time postseason scorer

In the 2016 NBA Finals, the NBA regular season record smashing Warriors took on a healthy Cavaliers team who looked like true underdogs in the series. I feel like this: If my 76ers had the chance, I'd like to see them do a 50's Celtics and just be in the finals year after year. With 2:44 left, the remaining Boston fans began a "Let's Go Celtics " chant that kept going until the final horn, cheering every basket as if the game were close.

Hawkeyes Headed to Houston Regional, Face Host Cougars First

Baylor is 43-39 all-time in the NCAA Championship, 36-26 in regionals, 22-13 in neutral regional games and 4-10 in away regional contests. Now the Bears are headed back to Houston - this time as part of the NCAA tournament field.

James undaunted by beastly Warriors

According to Bovada, the Cavaliers are plus 200 to win it all, while the Warriors are -240 . Also, the Warriors are home to the only unanimous MVP victor ever in Stephen Curry , again only Golden State can claim to that. Two seasons ago, the Cavaliers were without two of their top three players (Irving and Love) due to season-ending injuries. Bradley had 20 points and two steals in the 111-108 win in Game 3 at Cleveland .

Castro, Salter carry West Michigan to 10-0 win over Fort Wayne

The Whitecaps won 10-0, with five of those runs coming in the first inning. In the third inning, with runners on the corners and one out, Woodrow grounded into a force out that scored a run for a 7-0 advantage. Austin Smith started the finale for the TinCaps (17-30) and pitched only two innings allowing six runs on six hits. West Michigan improved to a minor league-best 32-14 overall record, tied their season best winning streak at six games and maintained first place in the Eastern Division.

Watkins, Pereira lift West Michigan over Fort Wayne 12-2

The Whitecaps greeted Fort Wayne starter Reggie Lawson with two runs in the first inning by way of a Cole Bauml two-run single and a quick 2-0 lead. Other hits were by Jorge Ona, Jack Suwinski and Eguy Rosario. It's the ninth most in the Midwest League this season. West Michigan powered its way with three home runs, including a pair of three-run shots in the second.

Eddie Hall Retires After Beating 'The Mountain' To Become World's Strongest Man

Despite greats such as Terry Holland, Mark Felix and Laurence Shahlaei, none have ever managed to lift the coveted first place trophy. "In one round he finished fifth so for him to come back from that, whilst competing against some of the legends in the World's Strongest Man tournament is incredible".