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Catfish watch is on for Game 2 of Cup Final

Catfish watch is on for Game 2 of Cup Final

There's just not much time left. He stopped the only two shots he faced. Rinne, 34, will have to rebound in a big way. "We practice it all season". The only rookie ever to score more goals is Minnesota's Dino Ciccarelli , who scored 14 in a losing effort in 1981. Penguins' rookie Jake Guentzel broke the 1-1 tie with the quickest goal scored to start a period in Penguins' franchise history. Read More

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Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

There were no goals scored by either team in the second period. Despite entering the playoffs with only 40 career regular season games under his belt, Guentzel has led the charge for the Penguins with a playoff-high 12 goals. On Wednesday, Sullivan talked about the discussions he had with Guentzel were like during that drought, and how he wanted Guentzel to focus on things other than just scoring goals. Read More

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Pro hockey: Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

Pro hockey: Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

That rookie: Jake Guentzel . Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup without Guentzel, who was an engaged, interested spectator. The floodgates are open in Pittsburgh . This year, the Penguins have given up more than 59 attempts and 31 shots per 60 minutes, but their high-danger chances rate declined from 9.97 in 2016 to 9.6. Read More

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Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

Thompson, arguably the best shooter in the National Basketball Association after Curry, has missed 42 of his 66 attempts behind the arc this postseason but has contributed in other areas. But it was all worth it because of the quest for a championship. He has had much difficulty finding any consistency shooting the ball hitting over 50 percent from the field in just one game while posting just two 20-point performances. Read More

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LeBron James becomes NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader

Those guys are going to challenge me, they're going to challenge our ballclub ...[Durant's] one of the most risky guys we have in the world already. I would say I've gotten a little bit better. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Theres a four-headed, shot-making, scoreboard-breaking monster out West awaiting LeBron James and the Cavaliers . Kerr has been absent from the Golden State bench for 10 straight playoff games as he deals with complications from 2015 back surgery. Read More

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Little left to chance as Lions head to New Zealand

Little left to chance as Lions head to New Zealand

Kiwi sceptics are already looking to trip up Gatland at every opportunity and pointing to his poor record as Wales coach against the big three southern hemisphere teams of Australia , New Zealand and South Africa . Welshman James had never coached his national side, but his innovation proved the backbone of a dogged 2-1 Test series victory. "It is the last great rugby tour", Greg Thomas, co-author with his father, 1955 tourist Clem, of the official history of the Lions and head of ... Read More

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Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

This is the franchise's first Stanley Cup Final , and the first time in National Hockey League history that a 16th seed has advanced that far in the playoffs . "I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again", he said. "So the guy's like, 'I hope you're satisfied, '" Waddell said. The teams or artists that end up restricting resale actually end up hurting their fans because it makes the few tickets that do make it to the secondary market unaffordable. Read More

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Warriors vs. Cavaliers in the NBA Finals: Who has the edge?

Warriors vs. Cavaliers in the NBA Finals: Who has the edge?

Yes, Golden State is going to win this series. Last year, he willed them home from a 3-1 deficit for the city of Cleveland's first championship in 52 years. He was named to the All-NBA third team despite averaging 10.2 points a game. He was a fierce defender, pairing with Michael Jordan to win six championships on some of the greatest teams in National Basketball Association history. Read More

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America's Cup qualifiers off to smashing start in Bermuda

America's Cup qualifiers off to smashing start in Bermuda

Racing is due to take place between 2 pm and 5 pm on Saturday. The two other races on day three featured Team France . The French crew, who were also convincingly defeated by Emirates Team New Zealand during their second race, appeared to struggle to keep their boat on its foils during some manoeuvres, with their hulls occasionally plunging dramatically into the crystal blue waters, slowing them down against their rivals. Read More

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LeBron undaunted by challenge of facing Warriors in Finals

LeBron undaunted by challenge of facing Warriors in Finals

The Celtics shocked everyone by grabbing a 10-point lead after two quarters in Cleveland . "I've been saying he's a special kid since I got here, " said James, who finished with 34 points. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, members of the Boston Celtics acknowledged the gap that still exists with the Cleveland Cavaliers in their quest to elevate to a true title contender. Read More

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LeBron says has beaten stacked teams like Warriors before

LeBron says has beaten stacked teams like Warriors before

On their way to the NBA Finals , Cleveland only lost one game during the NBA Playoffs, coming from the hands of the Boston Celtics in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals. "It's tough to say that we didn't expect it; we knew they'd be right there". Other than that, they have been blowing just about every team out of the water and they certainly aren't going to make it easy on Golden State . Read More

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Penguins take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

Penguins take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) checks Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban (76) during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals , Monday , May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh . They carelessly and haphazardly, though, sent a weeks worth of shots on Matt Murray in just this one game. He wasn't the kind of devastated some goaltenders might have been, losing this kind of game. Read More

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Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

After this year's lackluster NBA playoffs, buckle up: The Warriors and Cavaliers are back in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. He edges James and Kevin Durant in a tight vote. Gilbert hired Brown back for the 2013-14 season, but the injury-riddled James-less Cavs went just 33-49 before he fired Brown again that May. The primary reason that the Cavs and James are considered underdogs in this series is how well the Warriors have been playing down the stretch. Read More

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Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

While the two teams aren't that far apart in terms of post-season penalty-killing numbers, the Penguins have a significant advantage in power play stats. Of course, it usually is. The 28-year-old has often been criticized by pundits around the game for letting his loud and boisterous personality command too much individual attention in a sport that places a strong emphasis on a team-first mentality . Read More

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Alonso not ready to commit to 2018 Indy 500

Alonso not ready to commit to 2018 Indy 500

In winning for just the second time in IndyCar, Sato had to hold off Helio Castroneves over the closing laps Sunday to deny the veteran a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory. He made up for his crushing Indy disappointment of 2012, when he hit the Turn 1 wall after trying to pass Dario Franchitti for the lead on the last lap. Read More

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SCHEDULE: Golden State Warriors 2017 NBA Finals on ABC7

After routinely discussing the Warriors during the 2015-16 season after losing to them in the 2015 Finals , the Warriors were not a common topic around the team over the past several months. An unprecedented Finals trilogy was finally set, and still, James had no interest or energy to engage the topic. There might be no one on the Boston Celtics that should be more nervous than Isaiah Thomas . Read More

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Warriors listed as favorites to win NBA Finals

James wept on the Warriors home court in Oakland, where he was named unanimous NBA Finals MVP. "Throughout the series, I didn't get the opportunity to have that moment (with Thomas)", James said Thursday night. James added eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one blocked shot over 35 minutes of action. The 51-year-old Kerr underwent a procedure May 5 to fix a spinal fluid leak stemming from complications after a pair of back surgeries in 2015, after the Warriors won their ... Read More

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Fernando Alonso retires from Indy 500 with engine failure

Franchitti got the win, and Sato was left with the one that got away. In attempting to let 2014 victor Ryan Hunter-Reay pass, Englishman Howard was forced wide and hit the perimeter wall and then careered into the path of Dixon . What happened after that was more than can properly be explained. Plenty can go wrong, however, over the course of 500 miles to scupper the chances of even the most competitive cars. Read More

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LeBron James Sets New NBA Scoring Record

That's just two more seasons. Even if the Finals go seven games , it will be the fewest games in a postseason since 2007. However, most reasonable fans realized, even before the series began, that it would take a series of miracles and/or unfortunate injuries to the other guys for this particular Celtics team to somehow beat the Cavaliers and make it to the championship round. Read More

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Cavaliers make it three-in-a-row

Cavaliers make it three-in-a-row

He will have to wait for more tests until the swelling goes down, he said. He said the Celtics are committed to putting him on the best path to long-term health. Golden State punched its ticket by sweeping the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, while the Cavaliers finished off the Boston Celtics in five games to win the Eastern Conference. Read More

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Titans linemen chug beer to hype Predators fans in Game 3

Nashville's top two scorers in the playoffs are forwards Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen; their next three top point producers are all defensemen, which indicates just how balanced a team they are from a scoring perspective. It's not easy winning games when your power play isn't manufacturing points or even pressure. Anaheim needs Perry to start being a threat offensively. Read More

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It's a 'threematch' for the NBA Finals

While the Warriors led the league with 67 wins this season and are 27-1 in their past 28 games - including a ideal 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs - Cleveland is fully awake after seeming sleepy at times in the regular season. "This will be talked about long after us", Green said. "We don't go into any series saying we're only going to play four games, we can't approach a series like that, like, "Yeah, we're going to play four.' You approach it with a mindset of, 'Of course we'd ... Read More

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