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Wrong number text leads to free Stanley Cup tickets

On the goal, his ninth of the postseason, Malkin stormed down the left wing before firing a wrist shot over a sliding Predators defenseman and into the top right corner of the net. The first, a ricochet off Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm , gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead with 17 seconds left in the first period. "For me, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity", Rinne said "I've played a long time and this is my first time having a chance to play for the Cup".



Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy

Woakes, a key member of England's one-day global side, managed just two overs with the new ball against the Tigers before going off with a left side strain and played no further part in a match where the all-rounder was not required to bat.



England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues in Trophy opener

All-rounder Shahid Afridi on Friday put his weight behind the Indian cricket team and said the Virat Kohli-led squad holds an edge over Pakistan in the upcoming Champions Trophy Group B match at Edgbaston on June 4 . "We have worked on that", said the 32-year-old Azhar, who has been recalled for the Champions Trophy. India has won all the two warm-up games very comfortably and this will boost the confidence of the team while Pakistan also won the warm up match but not so convincingly.



Cristiano Ronaldo set to break new ground at Champions League final

It was a rare setback in a career that continues to deliver, even as he has had to increasingly accept being on the sidelines to stay fresh for the big occasions. Bonucci and Chiellini have turned in many a masterclass at the back throughout their career, but the way they shut down the Barcelona triumvirate was so impressive.



After a dunkfest in Game 1, Cavs must slow Warriors at rim

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant answers questions after Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. Durant, playing in his first Finals since 2012 when his former Oklahoma City team lost to Miami, scored 38 points in his return to the NBA's championship series and also stood his ground admirably while defending James.