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Author: 0 Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of Eastern final

They did just that in the conference semifinal against Washington after losing Game 6 and went on to win Game 7. "I saw something there and put it on the net". An idea blatantly lifted from baseball, Quality Starts were one of Hockey Prospectus' first contributions back in 2009 as a measure of whether a goaltender "gave his team a chance to win".

Author: 0 Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new coach

The 53-year-old Ernesto Valverde Tejedor is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward for Barcelona and other top La Liga clubs including Espanyol and Mallorca. The calm-mannered Valverde is known for an attacking style that should fit well with Barcelona . Knowing what you are getting yourself in for when it comes to the unique pressures put upon a Barca coach is key to being successful in the role.

Author: 0 America's Cup qualifiers postponed due to light wind

It figures that the new-look qualifiers would come down to a showdown between the two powerhouse rivals that will forever be linked by the epic 2013 America's Cup . "There's not much we can do about the size of our daggerboards but there are lot of other changes we can make; the rudders, the set-up of the wing and so on".

Sports Kevin Durant was a dunking machine in Game 1
Author: 0 Kevin Durant was a dunking machine in Game 1

Remember, Cleveland lost the first two games of last year's Finals by a combined 48 points before coming back to win the series. Cleveland's championship banner doesn't include a notation of Curry's status, no more than the Warriors' 2015 banner mentions that it came in the absence of Love and Irving.

Sports Pete Caroll: Seahawks aren't signing Colin Kaepernick ... for now
Author: 0 Pete Caroll: Seahawks aren't signing Colin Kaepernick ... for now

At this time we didn't do anything with it but we know where he is and who he is and we had a chance to understand him much moreso. The Seahawks had Kaepernick in for a visit last week, but the quarterback left without a contract. "That's not my issue", Carroll said. "He's a great kid". "I don't know that". With most clubs having already begun organized team activities, it's hard to imagine Kaepernick signing somewhere prior to the regular season.

Author: 0 Captain Morgan will not rob Roy of England opening spot

Brief scores: Bangladesh 305/6 (Tamin Iqbal 128, Mushfiqur Rahim 79; Liam Plunkett 4/59) against England 308/2 ( Joe Root 133 not out, Alex Hales 95, Mashrafe Mortaza 10/1) - With Agency Inputs. Root, whose right calf began cramping midway through his innings, finished the match with a pair of boundaries - Nos. Root also got to his career best score, going past his 125 against South Africa in Centurion previous year.

Author: 0 Battle of pacers on the cards as Australia take on New Zealand

New Zealand were on course for a score well above 300 while Williamson was at the crease in an innings reduced to 46 overs because of the rain. The Kiwi captain top-scored as his side looked to be heading for a win before play was halted in the second innings.

Author: 0 Enes Kanter's father detained in Turkey

As Kanter says in his tweet earlier today, his father might even be tortured, along with others who were arrested. In Turkey, people are detained, then prosecutors may seek an arrest pending trial or release the detainee. Just a few weeks ago, Enes Kanter was detained for several hours at a Romanian airport, he believes, because of his criticism of Erdogan. The father had disowned Kanter for his public support of Gulen, who the Turkish government blames for last summer's failed coup ...

Author: 0 Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

Obviously, when you get it, you move on". Both had the benefit shots that went off the post but the Senators were able to dodge trouble by killing off two Pittsburgh power plays . "I think you've got to be prepared for anything, stay in the moment as best you can". Ottawa rebuilt itself on the fly this season in coach Guy Boucher's first year.

Sports Nadal and Djokovic both off to a solid start in French Open
Author: 0 Nadal and Djokovic both off to a solid start in French Open

Much of the talk this week has been about how Novak Djokovic will fare at the French Open under his new coach, Andre Agassi . "What I've got to do is focus on my game, focus on my shots". After parting ways with his entire training staff earlier this month and announcing that the 47-year-old Agassi would coach him at the French Open , Djokovic began his title defense at Roland Garros with a straight-set win over Marcel Granollers on Monday.

Sports Mathews likely to Lanka's Champions Trophy opener
Author: 0 Mathews likely to Lanka's Champions Trophy opener

Sri Lanka vice-captain Tharanga confirmed a fitness test on Friday afternoon will not determine for sure whether Mathews plays. Mathews is all but set to miss the clash against the Proteas due to hamstring injury. In reply, Sri Lanka came up 88 runs short, Asela Gunaratne's unbeaten 114 not enough to secure a win. Earlier, a hamstring injury that he sustained during the T20I series against South Africa kept him out of action for nearly five months and the 30-year-old was declared ...

Author: 0 Champions League final talking points

He has previously won the Champions League with Manchester United in 2008. By contrast, Juve were a powerhouse domestically but still lost two out of three finals in the mid-'90s, with a win on penalties over Ajax and a 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund coming before defeat to Los Merengues.

Sports Ravens TE Pitta injures hip again; status for 2017 uncertain
Author: 0 Ravens TE Pitta injures hip again; status for 2017 uncertain

The Ravens will now likely turn to free agency or check around with other general managers to see what their options are for replacing such a reliable target. That's terrible news. As Newsome noted in his statement, Pitta experienced a fantastic 2016 season, catching 86 passes for 729 yards and two touchdowns.

Author: 0 Charles Oakley rejects deal to have charges dropped in MSG incident

Prosecutors said Oakley got physical with security as they tried to remove him from the game. After the incident, Dolan banned Oakley from entering Madison Square Garden before later relenting. Assistant district attorney Ryan Lipes offered an adjournment that would lead to a dismissal if Oakley were to stay out of trouble and comply with an unspecified order of protection.

Author: 0 Tamim century lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 against England

Both Finn and Roland-Jones featured in England's one-day worldwide defeat by South Africa at Lord's - a match where Woakes was rested as he recovered from a thigh problem. It had to go. We have started to play thrilling, exciting, one-day cricket. "We have bowlers who can bat, which lengthens the tail". Back on duty against the white ball, his 95 set England on their way to a comfortable win - thanks as well to Root , of course.

Sports Benfica sells goalkeeper Ederson Moraes to Man City for $45M
Author: 0 Benfica sells goalkeeper Ederson Moraes to Man City for $45M

The Brazilian is yet to gain a cap from his country but is in the squad for their forthcoming friendlies against Argentina and Australia. The Chilean has struggled to adapt to the Premier League in his first season. This has forced them to abandon any interest in signing Ederson , allowing City to secure the deal. Would this be a world record fee for a goalkeeper? Bravo was incapable of saving even the most of basic shots that came towards him and cost City a number of points throughout ...

Author: 0 Advantage Golden State Warriors in NBA finals series against Cleveland Cavaliers

Thursday, June 1: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m. The Warriors meet with the media following their Game 1 triumph. LeBron James had a simple explanation for what stood out in Game 1 of the NBA Finals: KD. The Warriors made 12 steals to none by Cleveland. Turnovers: 4 (Curry 2, Green 2). This is not the start to Game 1 of the NBA Finals that Golden State wanted.

Sports Warriors Roll To 113-91 Win Vs. Cavs In Game 1
Author: 0 Warriors Roll To 113-91 Win Vs. Cavs In Game 1

Golden State lead Cleveland 93-72 after three. Aside from LeBron James , the Cavaliers are lacking in good defensive options when it comes to handling Durant's length, quickness and scoring ability. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been beating teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason. The Warriors are 0 for 4 from long range.

Sports Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91
Author: 0 Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

Kevin Durant dunked at will, Zaza Pachulia got one point-blank look after another, JaVale McGee wind-milled his way into his Finals debut, Andre Iguodala took flight for the first time in a long time , and Stephen Curry ran dribbling drills through the flustered, scattered Cavs' defense.

Author: 0 Players must gang up to weaken the Big Four: Wilander

For Basilashvili it was a disappointing end to a tournament that had seen him beat two higher-ranked opponents in Gilles Simon and Viktor Troicki , but he is determined to learn from it. "The score is quite embarrassing but I have to accept it", he told his post-match media conference. "I went through so much emotion in this match , I don't know what to say", said Mladenovic, praising the fans.

Author: 0 LeBron James Becomes NBA's All Time Career Postseason Points Leader

The Celtics are also guarding against ending their season by having to watch the Cavs celebrate a conference title on their home floor. The Celtics still have a long way to go to compete with LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers . "I thought, 'God, this is the most important possession of our lives'". We've been playing against a very good team, all credit to those guys, but we feel like we should be here and we feel like we should be a championship-contending team.

Sports Conte: Moses didn't dive in FA Cup final, he was just exhausted
Author: 0 Conte: Moses didn't dive in FA Cup final, he was just exhausted

Midfielder Ramsey, however, has made it clear he wants Wenger to stay and highlighted the Frenchman's switch to a three-man defence late in the season as the key to Arsenal's FA Cup glory. Wenger's attention will now turn to re-signing star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil who both have one year left on their contract, with Sanchez heavily linked to Bayern Munich.

Sports Thousands pack streets of Huddersfield to celebrate promotion
Author: 0 Thousands pack streets of Huddersfield to celebrate promotion

So, after winning what is deemed the "richest game in football", worth at least £170m, here is FIVE things Shoot! learned from Huddersfield's historic triumph... "Over the season I thought we could do a little bit more , I thought around Christmas when we'd played everyone we had a chance". "I've told them to not talk to me until the end of the season".

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Chris Woakes Ruled Out of the Tournament

England , who came into the tournament at the back of a series win against South Africa , were expected to overhaul the target comfortably at the Kennington Oval. It was Bangladesh's highest stand in a one-day worldwide outside of Asia, surpassing the 141 put on by Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah when the Tigers knocked England out of the 2015 World Cup with a dramatic 15-run win in Adelaide.

Sports What's the next step in the Ezekiel Elliott investigation?
Author: 0 What's the next step in the Ezekiel Elliott investigation?

Jerry Jones and Elliott himself have both expressed displeasure that the probe is still ongoing, although it's possible that the National Football League wants to do its due diligence due to public perception going sideways in past domestic cases.