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NBA Finals pick up where they left off

The truth is, Golden State doesn't need Durant , but it's the luxury they can afford. The two will meet on that same court where things came to a close past year, for Game 1 of the NBA Finals at 9 p.m. The Cavaliers have essentially the same lineup as a year ago, but strengthened their bench by adding point guard Deron Williams and sharpshooter Kyle Korver .


Guentzel, Penguins chase Rinne, take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

Guentzel, Penguins chase Rinne, take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Nashville Predators insist goaltender Pekka Rinne isn't to blame for the 2-0 series deficit against the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final . Pittsburgh game into that Sunday matchup absolutely red-hot (Ben Roethlisberger had thrown 12 touchdown passes in his last two games), but they somehow fell to the Jets.


Kyrgios loses second round and temper in Paris

Kyrgios loses second round and temper in Paris

Kyrgios said he needs to rest and practice well at the same time: 'I haven't been hitting enough tennis balls. Kyrgios recently started working with coach Sebastien Grosjean on a part-time schedule to harness his game. Early on, the 22-year-old displayed in one extraordinary game why he could become Australia's first men's French Open champion in nearly half a century.


Penguins take 2-0 series lead over Predators in Stanley Cup Final

Penguins take 2-0 series lead over Predators in Stanley Cup Final

Through 60 minutes, they have out-attempted Pittsburgh by 43 and held Malkin and Sidney Crosby to a combined six shots. P.K. Subban and Malkin dropped the gloves for a fight after all the scoring. The latter was ultimately undone by an offside call, the same infraction that cost Nashville in Game 1 , and Wilson's score was actually a deflection off the Preds' Vernon Fiddler .



New York Mets Fire 'Mr. Met' Who Flipped Bird at Fan

The general manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, the Mets' top minor league affiliate, tweeted that "unfortunately" their mascot "Cosmo is not eligible for a call-up to NY". The Brewers extended their lead to 2-0 on Franklin's one-out RBI single and loaded the bases a batter later, when Anderson popped up while bunting.


Down 2-0, Rinne's Slide Continues

Down 2-0, Rinne's Slide Continues

They are not steamrolling opponents like last spring-goalie Matt Murray needed to make 37 saves in Game 2-though ascribing a rope-a-dope strategy doesn't quite fit either. "I think we're looking forward to playing in front of our fans". Rinne was 4-0 in the playoffs following a loss, but he watched the majority of the third period as backup Juuse Saros made his playoff debut.