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Sports Why Gordie Howe's name will be off the Stanley Cup next year
Author: 0 Why Gordie Howe's name will be off the Stanley Cup next year

The Penguins won their fifth title - all of them clinched on the road - to tie the Wayne Gretzky-Mark Messier-era Edmonton Oilers for sixth on the all-time list and the most by any non-Original Six franchise. "There is just a resiliency on this team, in this locker room that is tough to put into words", wrote Cole, who played for the U.S. National Development Team Program in Ann Arbor before spending three seasons at Notre Dame.

Author: 0 Paulina Gretzky welcomes second son

The last player to win back-to-back U.S. Open's was Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989. As Dustin Johnson made his first trip around Erin Hills this week on Tuesday he paused to FaceTime with his fiancée Paulina Gretzky and the couple's newborn baby, a son named River Jones Johnson.

Sports Cubs look to keep momentum against Mets
Author: 0 Cubs look to keep momentum against Mets

Rizzo , making his first major league start out of the leadoff spot, homered on Wheeler's second pitch of the game and finished 2-for-4. He allowed a run and five hits over seven innings. Bryant and Heyward singled before Russell, who lined out to start the inning, laced a two-run double to extend the lead to 8-1 and finally end Wheeler's night.

Author: 0 Door still open for Matt Jones at FedEx St Jude Classic

This is just Jones' 9th event of 2017 however and a win here would not only provide full PGA Tour status until the end of the 2019 season, if would offer all the benefits that come with such success. He shot 68 and was three back. Charl Schwartzel shot 66 and Whee Kim shot 67 to tie for second, one shot back. Pettersen, who recently lost her yardage book for the course and had to write notes from scratch this week, said she trusted her eye and it paid off with six birdies over one ...

Sports England defeat sees John Stones' display rated a 3 by French press
Author: 0 England defeat sees John Stones' display rated a 3 by French press

Southgate desperately tried to stop them with substitutions and by changing his system. Southgate should not regard this as too great a setback but he needs to learn from it. Normally the idea of the French belting out " God Save The Queen " would be absolutely unthinkable, but these aren't really normally times. The game was marked by a moving display of unity prior to kickoff after Manchester and London were hit by a recent spate of Islamist terror attacks - much as France has ...

Sports Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers for title
Author: 0 Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers for title

After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant. Though the Cavaliers led 37-33 at the end of the first quarter, Golden State soon reasserted their dominance by winning the second 38-23 to lead 71-60 at half-time.

Sports An Aussie fond of cheeseheads: Jason Day all in on Wisconsin
Author: 0 An Aussie fond of cheeseheads: Jason Day all in on Wisconsin

The U.S. Open has not had a playoff since the memorable duel between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines in 2008, and a regulation victor at Erin Hills would mean the tournament went at least nine years in between playoffs for the first time in its history.

Sports Prez election: BJP, Oppn hold parleys
Author: 0 Prez election: BJP, Oppn hold parleys

Six candidates filed their papers for the presidential election on the first day of nominations, officials said on Wednesday. The President is elected by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both houses of the Parliament, the elected members of the Legislative assemblies of the 29 states and the elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry.

Sports Kevin Durant believes Kyrie Irving is better than Allen Iverson
Author: 0 Kevin Durant believes Kyrie Irving is better than Allen Iverson

Kevin Durant , fresh off his first National Basketball Association championship and a Finals MVP trophy, is poking the bear that is Philadelphia's fan base. The two touched on a number of subjects, but perhaps the most interesting tidbit came during a discussion about Kyrie Irving . Kevin Durant may have won MVP of the NBA Finals , but if we're to believe his post-series comments, the best player on the court might have been Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving .

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: `Unpredictable` Pakistan to take on `confident` England in semis

The Green Shirts tremendous win ensures a final berth in the mega event where they await the victor of the second semi-final between India and Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday (tomorrow). Jake Ball and Adil Rashid picked up the wickets of the two Pakistani openers. In the Champions Trophy , Pakistan once again struggled with the opening partnership.

Sports Pittsburgh hosts parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win
Author: 0 Pittsburgh hosts parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

He only totaled 19 points last season when he was the Stanley Cup MVP for the first time. Crosby, Kessel, Murray , Guentzel and Evgeni Malkin are just some of the key players still under contract. It had been almost two decades since any National Hockey League team repeated as a Stanley Cup champion, and it had never happened in the salary cap era.

Sports Chelsea begin title defence vs. Burnley; first visitors to Tottenham at Wembley
Author: 0 Chelsea begin title defence vs. Burnley; first visitors to Tottenham at Wembley

Pep Guardiola's men were favourites too last season, but failed to keep pace as Chelsea won it under new manager, Antonio Conte. The Premier League's schedule release Wednesday was cheered by most soccer fans, especially those overseas, but some Premier League fans based in England believe the league has gone too far to accommodate the high-paying broadcasters.

Sports Premier League will consider Saturday night fixtures in new TV deal
Author: 0 Premier League will consider Saturday night fixtures in new TV deal

The FSF accepts that while "fans are pragmatic", further disruption to travel plans could put many off making the journey and damage the atmosphere and "English passion" the television companies highlight when marketing their product. Pre-season tournaments are often subject to mixed views yet there is a notable interest in Liverpool's summer approach this year with fans keen to see how new signings will fit in as well as what Jurgen Klopp has planned in terms of his starting lineup.

Sports Eye injury rules Hogg out of Lions tour
Author: 0 Eye injury rules Hogg out of Lions tour

The Highlanders may only be ranked fourth of the five New Zealand franchises in this year's tournament but the 2015 Super Rugby champions have won 10 of their 14 matches and are assured of at least a playoff berth. "To see the way Hendy had developed, not only as a rugby player but also in his lineouts and the way he has matured around the place, is great", he said.

Sports Warriors join Bulls, Lakers, Celtics on list of NBA's greats
Author: 0 Warriors join Bulls, Lakers, Celtics on list of NBA's greats

The team visited the White House after winning the 2015 National Basketball Association title and presented then President Barack Obama, the 44th president, with a No. Athletes from championship teams have skipped the traditional White House visits before. And forward David West made it clear Trump went against his belief system .

Author: 0 Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

Kerr returned to coach the last four games of the NBA Finals after taking time off since the middle of the first round of the playoffs in hopes of finding a remedy to the nausea and migraines he was experiencing stemming from back surgery from almost two years ago.

Sports Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year
Author: 0 Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year

The South African followed an opening-round 65 with a four-under 66 on Friday at TPC Southwind to join Chez Reavie and Sebastian Munoz in a share of the lead on nine under. Langer, who has already made almost $1.7 million this season, led a group at 7-under after having four birdies, an eagle and five bogeys in a round of 71.

Author: 0 Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Kei Nishikori admitted he couldn't remember last year's U.S. Open upset of Andy Murray after booking a quarterfinal rematch with the world No. 1 at Roland Garros on Monday. If I was playing much slower than I was the rest of the tournament, then I'm sorry for that. The umpire replied: "Every single point, you are over the time".

Sports Nadal beats Wawrinka Wins 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal beats Wawrinka Wins 10th French Open title

The Spaniard becomes the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam and, if he continues to play like this, then Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 triumphs at a Major looks certain to fall. "I'm just very happy, super happy about what happened here". Having won an unexpected Australian Open title at the age of 35 in January, Federer sat out the French Open to focus on his preparation for the grass court season.

Sports Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open title after straight sets victory
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open title after straight sets victory

Sunday's victory also ended a three-year drought of major titles for Nadal , who won his ninth French Open in 2014 before being superseded by Novak Djokovic and slowed by injuries and dents to his confidence. Nadal continued to hold serve easily and then, getting his groundstrokes right and playing with plenty of depth, broke on Wawrinka's very next service game to take the lead 4-2.