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It's a team game, and everyone looks at shots and save percentage but forget about the quality and who we're playing. Zach Smith, of Crafton, Pa., covers his Stanley Cup replica as he waits in the rain outside PPG Paints Arena before Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators , Wedne.
  • How will Game 1 of the NBA Finals play out?

    How will Game 1 of the NBA Finals play out?

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    Kerr said he expects to re-evaluate his fitness after Game 1 of the eagerly anticipated series, the third year in a row the Cavs and Warriors have met in the NBA Finals . For their part, the Cavs have also made an impressive run to the Finals with their only playoff blemish a Game Three loss to Boston in the East final.
  • NHL: Penguins thrash Preds to take 3-2 series lead

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    Matt Murray - It wasn't a hard night for him, but the Penguins goaltender did stop all 24 shots that he faced in a 6-0 Game Five win. Sidney Crosby put up 3 assists in the game, but presumably Ms. The three-time Vezina Trophy finalist allowed eight goals on just 36 shots during the first two games in Pittsburgh . After letting up three goals on nine shots in the first period, he was pulled for Juuse Saros , who started the second.
  • Jelena Ostapenko v Simona Halep - player profiles

    Jelena Ostapenko v Simona Halep - player profiles

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    Prior to the French Open , Ostapenko never had advanced past the third round at a Grand Slam. Martina Navratilova, commentating for the Tennis Channel, put it beautifully when she said after Ostapenko's close three-set semifinal win over crafty Timea Bacsinszky: "Some players come of age during tournaments".
  • Ex-Swansea, Leeds boss Garry Monk is Middlesbrough's new boss

    Ex-Swansea, Leeds boss Garry Monk is Middlesbrough's new boss

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    Karanka left the Riverside Stadium in March with Boro deep in relegation trouble, and Agnew was handed the task of halting an alarming slide. And Sunderland fans will have reasons to be cheerful as the report suggests that Monk is willing to have talks related to filling the managerial vacancy on Wearside .
  • Champions Trophy 2017: England ease past New Zealand to reach semi-finals

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    Morgan, shuffling his pack, recalled Wood and the Durham quick duly delivered the wicket his side badly needed when a rising ball took Williamson s glove and diving wicket-keeper Buttler clung on to the catch. Kane Williamson then came to the fore and was well on his way to a century when he was bamboozled by a clever delivery from Mark Wood on 87 runs.
  • Defending champion Muguruza crashes out of French Open

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    The American said: "I think she just played really well". The 23-year-old was booed and barracked by the Suzanne Lenglen crowd following her 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 defeat. There is no secret to the French crowd at Roland Garros . Joining a list that includes Serena Williams, Martina Hingis and Maria Sharapova, the latest to be disturbed by shouty Parisians is last year's French Open champion, Garbine Muguruza .
  • Warriors take 3-0 series lead on Cavaliers

    Warriors take 3-0 series lead on Cavaliers

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    Irving bounced back from a rough Game 2 with 38 points, including a couple of dazzling layups where he juked around multiple Warriors . That's not enough against the star-studded Warriors, and the burden was too much in the end. Smith, 31, admitted that he believed in the message that the Cavaliers could become the first National Basketball Association team to overcome a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series.
  • Wood strikes key blow as England reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

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    Hosts England have signalled their title intentions by cruising into the last-four stage following two convincing outings. New Zealand plays Bangladesh on Friday in Cardiff with both teams on one point. A menacing Stokes forced Guptill to edge to lone slip Root for 27 off 33. England's Mark Wood (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson during the ICC Champions Trophy match between England and New Zealand at Sophia ...
  • Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5

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    The Penguins thrashed Nashville 6-0 in Pittsburgh on Thursday in a dominant Game Five victory that wrestled back control of the Stanley Cup Final series. True to Crosby's pre-game wishes, they soaked up plenty of offensive time and had their second of the night before seven minutes had passed with Rust beating Rinne with a backhand off the rush.
  • Jelena Ostapenko celebrates birthday with 2017 French Open final berth

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    The 25-year-old Halep clinched victory on the first of her two match points when Pliskova, who made 55 unforced errors during the semifinal, sent a return long. "It was a really tough match". I think it's a nice gift! Several times Ostapenko seemed on the verge of youthful tantrum in the hot Court Philippe Chatrier sunshine, especially when the Latvian livewire lost four games in a row to lose the second set - ending it with a double-fault.
  • Lions face tough test against Crusaders in 3rd tour match

    Lions face tough test against Crusaders in 3rd tour match

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    From 1998 through to 2008 they collected seven of the 11 titles on offer. "We have not had too long working together, but he is a brilliant player and someone I have admired for a long time", says 25-year-old Farrell. "You've got Jared Payne, Robbie Henshaw, Jonathan Joseph, and we could put Elliot Daly in there". But apart from the result, the Blues game was a step in the right direction.