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Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh holds off Predators in Game 1

No matter. The Penguins have become chameleons under Sullivan. The Stanley Cup Final is full of intriguing matchups, with Game 1 coming up Monday night in Pittsburgh . Filip Forsberg leads the pack with a plus-17. The Penguins may have wanted to avoid dump-ins because of Rinne's ability to play the puck, but how they went about doing that will likely merit attention at Tuesday's practice.

Penguins beat Predators 5-3, take 1-0 Stanley Cup lead

Suffice it to say, we need something that brings us together - an issue that will unite people of all races, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds in this country. Dulled in their attack to that point, the Pens started to pick it up after the favourable decision and with just over six minutes left in the period, gained a full two-minute five-on-three advantage .

LeBron has no fear for Warriors' 'Famous Four'

While he did put together a couple of decent performances in the Conference Finals, his 14.4 ppg in the playoffs is far below what we would normally expect from Thompson and is a significant drop-off from the 24.2 ppg he averaged during the postseason previous year.

Liverpool fear missing out to Tottenham Hotspur in Ryan Sessegnon race

FULHAM wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon is poised to sign for Tottenham Hotspur this summer. The 17-year-old has become one of the most sought after players outside the Premier League after bursting on to the scene for the Cottagers last season.

State of Origin: five reasons your side will win Origin I

Second row Boyd Cordner will captain the New South Wales team in place of National Rugby League icon Paul Gallen after the 35-year-old announced his retirement from Origin play. "People think footy players are invincible but without a good support system at home I probably wouldn't be where I am today". Already Hayne has scored the most amount of tries (nine) for NSW since 1998 - nine more than O'Neill, who has been unable to score a try for Queensland or club-side the Cowboys, ...

Victor Moses marries mother of his two kids in London

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said Arsenal deserved to win the match but backed his manager's opinion that the Gunners' first goal should not have stood. The fan base certainly seems more divided, with Wenger bemoaning the "very hostile environment" created by some fans demanding his removal. With Laurent Koscielny banned and Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi injured, Wenger called on club captain Per Mertesacker to start his first game in 392 days.

The Biggest Losers From The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery

The timing was ideal for the Celtics, as Brooklyn finished with the worst record in the league. Instead they have plenty of great options to work with. "We also now have clarity that we'll have a 2018 unprotected pick from the Lakers". Ainge and the Celtics also have three second round picks this year.

'Tottenham want £26m for unwanted Sissoko'

The 27-year-old began his professional career with Toulouse in Ligue 1 and a return to his native country would appear to make sense as he looks to rediscover his best football. The France midfielder is being linked with Olympique Marseille , where it's claimed both sports director Andoni Zubizarreta and veteran fullback Patrice Evra are to have been in contact.

Virat Kohli-led India unhappy with Anil Kumble?

Indian cricket's advisory pane - Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman have been expected to make peace between Kohli and Kumble. There were reports that BCCI's search for the new coach has to do with Kumble's demands like hike in fees and a separate "captaincy fees" for Virat Kohli.

Bedene eyes Slovenia switch to pursue Olympic dream

He actually came back strong after that second set, which I think he gave it away too easily. But, you know, I want to focus on myself now, more importantly. But, once Bedene had forged ahead in the fourth, there was only one victor. As well as three Challenger titles, he reached the final in Budapest to set a run of 20 wins in 21 matches.

Antonio Conte eyes Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng

The report states that Boateng is fearful of his long-term future at Bayern after they completed the signing of Hoffenheim centre-back Niklas Sule earlier in the year. Van Dijk, who is also a target for Liverpool and Arsenal , remains the newly crowned Premier League champions' main priority, but they are anxious about being out priced owing to the Saints' hefty demands in terms of their valuation of the player.

Penguins go for second Stanley Cup against Predators, tonight

Pittsburgh's mantra this season has been to stubbornly play its style, without distraction, but Nashville and the gravity of the series represent a challenge that might require some tweaks. Subban attended Kessel's Stanley Cup party in Toronto last summer. He came onto the ice after the Predators clinched the series following a Game 6 win, and resumed skating with the Predators on Thursday.

Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green's comments

If the Cavs' 12-1 postseason record seems dominant, then put it up against the Warriors , who became the first team in National Basketball Association history to win 12 without a loss, sweeping through Portland, Utah and San Antonio. The Thunder had a shot at remaining atop the Western Conference with the San Antonio Spurs and Warriors, but instead Kevin Durant chose to centralize all the power with one team .

Predators Battle Back, But Fall 5-3 In Game One

Jake Guentzel scored with 3:17 left to play in the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins held off a late Nashville Predators rally for a 5-3 win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final . Bettman always gets asked about replay challenges during these sessions and he usually gets aggravated by the inquiries. It is the first time Nashville has trailed by three or more goals in the playoffs.

Huddersfield Town's Danny Ward plays down goalkeeping 'heroics'

They did it the hard way, needing a penalty shoot-out to defeat Reading in the Championship play-off final following a goalless Wembley draw. And German boss Wagner, still dripping from the bubbly-fuelled celebrations, said: "I told players before the play-offs that they were heroes".

Yankees Fall to Orioles, 3-2

The formula wasn't complicated, and it started with Bundy. "Physically felt great, as good as I've felt in a long, long time". "But locating the fastball from the get-go was the main thing for me and Caleb back there". "And if we still have an issue there we probably need to think about some other direction". But that was as close as NY would get. "That helped a lot", Showalter said.

Tiger Woods arrested, claims alcohol 'not involved'

He was booked into a local jail and released on his own recognizance with no bond a few hours later, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office's online records. "There's no hurry", Woods wrote last week. FILE - In this January 25, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the fifth hole of the north course during the Pro-Am event of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, in San Diego.

Moses, an honest player, did not plan to dive, says Conte

I kept patting him on the back, being friendly, while Rob kept on talking to him. "Especially when Fabregas came on, we were ready to run back to cut out those long balls over the top that he plays". Wenger has told the board that he thinks he can win the Premier League if this group stays together and is supplemented by no more than two or three key additions.

Nick Bonino: Two goals for Nick Bonino in Pens' odd win

Maybe it's luck. They controlled play for an extended period of time, eventually culminating the play with what appeared to be a goal by P.K Subban. It's their ability to survive when they don't. "We hate the score". The first period went from good to bad to terrible, as a few penalties and missed calls and odd mistakes led to a 3-0 Penguins lead after one period.

Steve Kerr never seen Draymond Green in 'better place emotionally'

The Warriors have Kevin Durant this time around, which is by far the biggest change in this rivalry. They may be defending champions and they may have LeBron James , but against Golden State , they are definite underdogs. Everyone knows what a fun ride watching the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors was. The FiveThirtyEight.com forecast has Golden State with a 90 percent chance of winning this series , based on 50,000 simulations.

Tiger Woods on DUI Arrest: 'Alcohol Was Not Involved'

Woods, who resides on Jupiter Island, was arrested at 3 a.m. Monday morning after Florida Police caught him driving a 2015 Mercedes "erratically, all over the road", law enforcement sources told several media outlets. " I am concentrating on short-term goals ". "I only feel compassion for the guy". It means more than you know. I think he's a good person and it's kind of sad.

Arsenal fire to claim FA Cup glory

Moses was booked by referee Anthony Taylor in the second half for a foul on Danny Welbeck, before he picked up his second yellow card for simulation in the box. "Throughout the whole season it's a big ask but it's one that we need to be up for and I think the teams in the league have been as strong as I have seen them right down the division, and that obviously makes it harder".

Wenger coaching future in the dark as Arsenal verdict looms

Sanchez appeared to handle the ball in the build-up to his strike, which was provisionally ruled offside until referee Anthony Taylor over-ruled his assistant. The element of weariness in the Chelsea display did not bode well for next term, when they will once again have the additional commitment of Champions League football.

Watch Foo Fighters get plug pulled at BottleRock festival but continue performing

The report notes that the festival implements a strict curfew following previous residential complaints about sound levels. The band played the festival on Sunday (May 28) when the power was cut during their set closer Everlong , prompting widespread confusion and chuckles as they powered through the silence with admirable energy.

Forget the FA Cup, it's been a positive season for Chelsea

Mertesacker played wonderfully in Saturday's 2-1 victory over favourites Chelsea , keeping the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa at bay with a composed display. And Conte revealed his thoughts about the incident that led to the Victor Moses' second yellow card, which severely dented the Blues chances of beating Arsenal at Wembley.

Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1: Oxlade-Chamberlain recounts moment Moses dived

That effectively reduced the Blues to 10 men in that final they were seeking a second trophy to add to the Premier League this season. Wenger berated those fans who had called for his exit during matches in the latter part of the season, but said he does not have to hold it against them in the long-run.

LeBron James Says He Feels 'Very Good' About Chances vs. Warriors

I totally understand and respect that the NBA TV partners paid $24 billion USA for a nine-year deal which is now in Year 1, so they dictate dates . In addition, James already has three NBA Finals MVPs and three championships under his belt. Us and Cleveland worked our butts off all year to put ourselves in a position to be playing for a championship, " Warriors guard Stephen Curry said to reporters after Saturday's practice in Oakland.

Conte Defends Victor Moses, Insists He's Not a Cheat

It was very exciting to see how quickly things can turn. "We were prepared for that". "You have to say, Wenger was very courageous in playing David Ospina and Per Mertesacker ", Wright told BBC Sport . The former Bolton Wanderers defender was delighted to have kept Costa at bay. "We have arrived at the end of the season and many players are exhausted, and then there is a lot of pressure."It is not a good situation to dive, for sure, but Moses is an honest player and if he did this ...

Oxlade Surprised Moses Was Sent Off In Cup Final

I kept patting him on the back, being friendly, while Rob kept on talking to him. "We were prepared for that". "I don't know but for sure you must think that there is a lot of tension in those moments and sometimes you could be exhausted".

Arsene Wenger Announcement: Arsenal boss met with owner today

Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte has reiterated that Victor Moses did not try to con the referee into awarding a penalty during Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the Emirates FA Cup final on Saturday. Kroenke's preference has been for Wenger to stay on but other members of the club's board have decided it is time for their boss to stand aside. "I just told them to focus on what is important, our future, the future of the club, whether I stay or not".

Seed Angelique Kerber put on curb in 1st round

The 31st-seeded Vinci, most famous for ending Williams' hopes of a calendar year Grand Slam by beating her in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2015, lost to Rio Olympics gold medalist Monica Puig 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. After being told there was a chance wounds to all five fingers on her left hand - the baseliner's racquet hand - could end her career, Kvitova was ecstatic post-match.

Djokovic and Nadal win first up at Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic , the two favourites to win this year's Roland Garros , breezed past their first-round opponents Monday to advance in the 2017 French Open . The French Open is still the only Grand Slam tournament without a roof - there are plans to have a retractable cover above the main stadium in a few years - and things did not go well last year .

Takuma Sato Wins 101st Indianapolis 500

The 42-year-old Brazilian was on the verge of becoming the fourth driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500 four times. And when things got tricky on the 2.5-mile oval, most of the youngsters found an escape. Even though it was just a one-time entry, the series would gain a lot if Alonso could secure another IndyCar ride in the future. "Today, (it) was not possible".

LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

Kerr has missed Golden State's last 10 play-off games as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery two years ago. Cleveland found a way to beat Golden State last June, and all the Warriors did in response was add a player who LeBron has owned during his career.

Stanley Cup Final Preview / Prediction

And then things settled down. The puck drops on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final Monday night in Pittsburgh and what a match-up we have. "I think I had that appreciation coming in, but I think just going through it and understanding how tough it is to win, you need some bounces, you need some luck along the way", Crosby said.