Stories about Sport

Jun 09 2017

Golden State Warriors get past Cleveland Cavaliers again in NBA Finals

He took advantage of slow-footed bigs on the perimeter. If not for their meltdown previous year, the Warriors, whose record-setting 73-win season got lost in the Finals...

Jun 09 2017

Stanley Cup Finals: Evgeni Malkin snipe gives Penguins 3-0 lead

Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel did it in the first two games of this series and Roy Conacher did it for Boston in Games 3, 4 and 5 against Toronto in 1939. It's going to b...

Jun 09 2017

America's Cup: What's next for Team New Zealand

Two wins in the three races on Friday will ensure Team New Zealand advance to the challenger final. New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling's win means the crew remain on co...

Jun 09 2017

NHL: Penguins thrash Preds to take 3-2 series lead

The home team has won all four games in the Stanley Cup Final so far. I think we've got to play with urgency. "I'm getting to that point where I think I can handle th...

Jun 09 2017

Pakistan stun South Africa

Sarfraz drew laughter from reporters when he admitted the improvement couldn't be down to practice. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said playing in front of a "home" cro...

Jun 09 2017

National Hockey League rumors: Could the Predators actually bench Pekka Rinne?

After Malkin's goal, Rinne's night was over and Juuse Saros was called in to finish up the game between the pipes. "There's no question", Subban said Thursday. The next...

Jun 09 2017

Djokovic out of French Open, Dominic Thiem to face Nadal in semis

Open, I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn't faced before in (my) professional tennis career". "It's a fact that I'm not playing...

Jun 09 2017

Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

But back to the festivities, one of the attractions featured a beat up old auto, literally and figuratively painted in Penguins colors with the logo on the sides, on the ...

Jun 09 2017

Thiem dominates Djokovic, Nadal awaits

McEnroe added: "If you had told me a year ago, when he was the only guy since Rod Laver holding all four Slams that this is what we'd be talking about now, I'd have told ...

Jun 09 2017

LeBron James: Warriors' super team is 'great' for the National Basketball Association

Not after Kevin Durant signed on to make the Dubs a legitimate superteam capable of dismantling the best the National Basketball Association has to offer - a team that'...

Jun 09 2017

Gatland confirms Te'o in mix for first Test against All Blacks

It was apparent at Eden Park , he said, that Warren Gatland's team had a default setting when the game was in the balance. We picked him because he has got more to his...

Jun 09 2017

Jones named to captain Lions against Crusaders

The Crusaders will host the British &Irish Lions at 7.35pm tomorrow. Ben Te'o is handed another start after impressing against the NZ Provincial Barbarians and Gat...

Jun 09 2017

Isle of Man TT 2017: Ferry passenger numbers recover after downturn

The race is one of the highlights of the motorbike racing calender. Davey Lambert was first to crash on the opening Superbike race, followed by Jochem van den Hoek ,...

Jun 09 2017

Mexico beats Honduras 3-0, closes in on World Cup berth

Mexico's attackers, on the other hand, were in action from the initial whistle, though the breakthrough didn't arrive until the 34th minute when Oswaldo Alanis headed ho...

Jun 09 2017

No questioning Durant's decision now as Warriors near title

James, who is averaging a triple-double in the 2017 Finals (32 points, 12.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists), and the Cavs edged the Warriors in Game 7 a year ago after falling be...

Jun 09 2017

Sidney Crosby mashes PK Subban's head into ice during Game 5

If he wants to make stuff up, what can I do?" He was spotted chucking a water bottle onto the ice from the bench during live play in the second period, just before Phil K...

Jun 09 2017

Will the Golden State Warriors finish off the sweep?

He is averaging 32 points, 12.3 rebounds and 10.3 assists per game in the series, putting him on pace to become the first player in Finals history to average a triple-dou...

Jun 09 2017

Penguins crush Predators to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh is threatening to turn Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final into a rout. Rinne had struggled to start the series in Pittsburgh though, pegged for eight goals o...

Jun 09 2017

Statistics do not lie - Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates are set to receive huge bonuses after beating Juventus 4-1. Even Real supporters jeered him at stages in a season wher...

Jun 09 2017

Rain delays Nadal, Djokovic quarterfinals

It was Djokovic's first defeat before the semi-finals in Paris since 2010 when he was also beaten by an Austrian, Juergen Melzer in the quarter-finals. Nadal has won al...