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England rest key trio ahead of Champions Trophy

Morgan was disappointed to have lost the match , and said: "We seemed to nick everything, South Africa made the most of the conditions, but we've had better starts than 20 for 6". However, an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman said paceman Stokes was "fit to play and is available to bowl" as England seek to wrap up the series against the Proteas, the world's top-ranked ODI side, with a match to spare ahead of tomorrow's encounter at Lord's. Read More »

Brilliant Nadal, Djokovic through to Q'final

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The title favourite maintained his record of never having lost to another Spaniard at Roland Garros with a 6-1 6-2 6-2 victory over 17th seed Roberto Bautista Agut . "He's played fantastic this tournament so far", Murray said of the 32-year-old, the oldest Roland Garros semi-finalist since Jimmy Connors in 1985. Read More »

Man Utd's bid for Real forward Morata rejected

There are strong indications that United may go in pursuit of Torino's Andrea Belotti should they fail to agree the Morata deal with Real Madrid . The Europa League victor have generated 60 million pounds more than both Spanish giants Barcelona and Madrid, the Mirror reported. It is believed that Madrid are holding out for in excess of £70M for the forward - who will be seeking regular first team football after playing second-fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema this season. Read More »

Tigers drop opener to Red Sox 5-3

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The pitching matchup is a blockbuster, with Boston's Chris Sale set to face Justin Verlander . Verlander has struggled, but he still battles and is still capable for a dominant start. That marked the most swings-and-misses with his slider this season. The Tigers need to start winning. Nicholas Castellano and Mikey Mahtook homered and Martinez and Jose Iglesias both had three hits for the Tigers (29-31). Read More »

Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Two consecutive victories don't give coach Peter Laviolette belief that his Nashville Predators have momentum against the Pittsburgh Penguins going into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final . "He made a handful tonight that we needed, and we believe he'll do that". The home team has won each game in the series. "It all started with that start and got us going for the rest of the game". Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: England vs New Zealand match

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It took the game to New Zealand , and kept taking it to the Black Caps. The Black Caps failed to adapt to slow conditions at Sophia Gardens in their 87-run loss to England on Tuesday. As a bowler myself, I like seeing that - the positive, attacking style with the ball that teams embrace in modern-day cricket. "We have one change - Adil Rashid comes in for Chris Woakes. Read More »

Crosby doing it all again as Penguins close in on Cup

The final score from Pittsburgh: Penguins 6, Predators 0. There was his quicksilver first shift, when Crosby split the Predators defense shortly after the opening faceoff, then rang shot off the left post while drawing a penalty from Nashville's Ryan Ellis , who tried futilely to slow him down. Read More »

Ostapenko first talked of winning French Open at age 10, mother says

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But after breaking Halep in the next game, Ostapenko didn't waver, setting up her first set point with a monster forehand down the line before forcing a decider with another huge forehand, her 22nd victor of the set. 2017 - Before entering Roland Garros , she came close to winning three titles this year, losing in the semi-finals at Auckland and Prague and the final at Charleston. Read More »

Penguins take series lead in Stanley Cup

The Penguins skated in Pittsburgh before flying to Nashville. Freakish as the moment was, it may have demonstrated how fully invested Crosby is in bringing the Stanley Cup back to Pittsburgh . Hainsey is 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, and he isn't known for his quick feet and speed. So when these guys play a committed, inspired game the way they do and they execute, then their talent and their instincts are going to take over; and when they do that, they're hard to defend. Read More »

Preds' Colton Sissons cleared for Game 6 after match penalty

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Murray stopped all 24 shots he faced back at home after surrendering eight goals in the previous two games in Nashville. Predators center Colton Sissons will be able to play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final after the National Hockey League decided against suspending him. Read More »

Canada GP: Qualifying notes - Mercedes

Hamilton displaced Vettel after 21 minutes before Raikkonen delivered his lap in 1:12.935 seconds to take over on top. "I think we have the pace to win", said Mr. " Ferrari and Mercedes are able to turn their engines up and find that extra pace". "It's painful, but we are not the favourites for this year's championship -- at the moment, it's Ferrari ", he said. Read More »

Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question

They skated in Pittsburgh before flying to Nashville. When Nashville has been great, Pittsburgh hasn't been. The Penguins lead the series 3-2. He's pretty inspirational when he plays that way. As Sullivan said, experience is the best teacher, and these Pens have had a lot of lessons over the years. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Mashrafe Mortaza promises better cricket if Bangladesh enter semis

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The 224-run stand between Shakib and Mahmudullah was the highest for Bangladesh for any wicket in ODIs, eclipsing the earlier 178 between Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim against Pakistan in 2015. The boys were outstanding with the new ball, but saying that it was a long way away from a flawless performance. Mahmudullah then joined Shakib and the rest for those who watched it live, will remain a memory of a life time. Read More »

Another rough start for Preds' Rinne

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Expect even more of that on Sunday night when the Stanley Cup Finals continue. There was, with Crosby getting two more assists to lead the Penguins to within one win of a second straight Stanley Cup championship. And in the first minute he attacked the Predators zone, walked around Nashville's Ryan Ellis and managed to hit the post after Ellis jumped on board and tried to grab on like he was trying to catch a passing horse. Read More »

Draymond Green gets in the mix in Game 4 against Cavs

And Green is again teetering on the line between emotional leader and the vehicle to implosion. Green said that he knew the second half technical foul was his first of the game. Green has four technical fouls during the postseason, but a suspension of one game does not come until his seventh. "I don't like it", James said, drawing laughter after surpassing Magic Johnson in the record book with his ninth career Finals triple-double. Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to win French Open title

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? The last player to lift the French Open as their first crown was Brazil's Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 - on the same day Ostapenko was born. I think I played okay. And also I think my character is like that. "I'm really happy to win here". As for Halep, she will need to recover from her second major final defeat. Read More »

Draymond Green, Warriors eager to win on Cavs' home court

The Warriors swear they haven't discussed 16-0. James, again at or near his peak, scored 39 points, pulled down 11 boards and dished out nine assists. For the crowd, silenced by Durant's make, it may have already been over. "We had to clear a lot of space because they didn't have anybody as far as guys that they wanted to keep as far as Bird rights besides U.D. Read More »

Penguins-Predators Game 5 Injury Report

Since the Predators are headed back to Bridgestone Arena for Game 6, Rinne will nearly certainly be back in the net. The final score from Pittsburgh: Penguins 6, Predators 0. Pittsburgh has gotten better, though, as the series has gone along. At one point, Penguins held a 6-1 shot advantage. Pekka Rinne - Nashville's netminder has apparently run into his Kryptonite, and that's playing in Pittsburgh . Read More »

Liverpool end interest in Van Dijk after Southampton row

Sky sources reported on Tuesday that the Saints had reported Liverpool to the Premier League and asked them to investigate an alleged illegal approach . And the Merseyside club has now moved to remove any tension between the two clubs. Last month, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger told PA Sport the club could turn down even a £60 million bid for Van Dijk. Read More »

Cavs stay alive with victory in Game 4

James led the way and smashed two National Basketball Association records, surpassing all-time greats Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson . We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. However, James has a positive attitude to get over any hurdle. With their backs against the wall and the possibility of watching the Golden State Warriors celebrate another championship on their floor - in a sweep, no less - the Cleveland Cavaliers responded with a historic ... Read More »

Northern Ireland Party to Back UK Conservatives Without Coalition Deal

Numerous party members are also uncomfortable with the kind of deal that will have to be struck with the DUP, a socially conservative party that takes an opposing stance on issues such as abortion and same sex marriages. What do they stand for? In a resignation statement on the ConservativeHome website, Mr Timothy acknowledged one of his regrets was the way Mrs May's social care policy, dubbed the "dementia tax" by critics, had been handled. Read More »

Reynolds, Rockies win 7th straight, Cubs lose 4th in row 9-1

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Butler, a first-round pick of the Rockies in 2012, has never faced his former team. They will go for the sweep in this four-game series trying to get Antonio Senzatela (8-2, 3.56) what would be a league-leading ninth win. But that may not have been all true. This is the seventh-straight victory for the Rockies, showing the team has been able to bounce back nicely from a rough series against the Seattle Mariners. Read More »

NBA Finals -- Cavs avoid sweep, thrash Warriors in Game 4

LeBron James finished with a triple double, totaling 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Irving scored a game-high 40 points on 15-of-27 shooting, including a seven-of-12 performance from three-point range, which came on the heels of an 0-for-7 showing from long distance in the Game 3 loss Wednesday night. Read More »

Have LeBron's NBA Finals opponents been better than MJ's?

Curry smiled and went over to greet Beckham, a friend of LeBron James' who has worked out with the Cleveland superstar. Golden State has a much better team, and with all due respect to LeBron James , they are not a good enough defensive team to matchup with Golden State . Read More »

Result, not performance, counted against Crusaders - Gatland

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The Lions are teetering on the brink of collapse according to the New Zealand press after just two games of their 10-match tour. "I've had to bide my time". "They had eight All Blacks". Instead, the Lions pressured the hosts from the off as they downed the most successful team in Super Rugby history. Read More »

Durant exceeding Warriors expectations in NBA Finals

Close throughout, with superstars on both teams playing at superstar level. On Thursday, James spoke to reporters and was asked a number of questions about the series. The Cavaliers are no match for these Warriors, not even with arguably the best player on the planet in LeBron James . It would be the starkest symbol of their dominance this season. Read More »

Cavs halt Warriors to stay alive in NBA Finals

The star player that she is, Alyssa Valdez couldn't help but channel the fangirl in her at the height of the title race between Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association. Irving was referring to an interview Green gave Thursday, when he openly relished in the seeming inevitability of the Warriors winning their second championship in three years on Cleveland's home court. Read More »

Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6

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In Game 1, Nashville became the first team to hold an opponent without a shot on goal in a period of a Final game since the National Hockey League started tracking that statistic in 1957, and that drought lasted 37 minutes even though Pittsburgh pulled out a 5-3 win. Read More »

Murray must up game to defeat Wawrinka in Paris

The momentum of the match switched sharply after umpire Carlos Ramos penalised Murray the loss of a serve for a time violation. "It's winning when you're not playing your best is more impressive". 'Stan has played fantastic in this tournament, he hasn't dropped a set. "I need to do the same again". Nishikori surpassed Jiro Sato, who died in 1934, for the most quarterfinal appearances by a Japanese man, as he made the last eight for the second time in three years in Paris . Read More »

After postponement, Nadal, Djokovic try to set semi in Paris

Mladenovic tried to look on the positives of her French Open campaign, which at one point had been in doubt because of a back problem. But even after falling behind 3-1 in the second set, Bacsinszky didn't wilt and won five of the final six games to finish off Mladenovic and return to the semis. Read More »

Stan Wawrinka beats Andy Murray in five-set thriller to enter finals

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The last American major victor was Andy Roddick - 13 years, nine months and one day ago (not that we're counting) at the 2003 US Open . There, he faced Novak Djokovic who had beaten him in Rome . Djokovic clearly isn't the player he was a year ago. The same symbols are also displayed on the inside frame of his racket. Third seed Wawrinka's epic battle against Murray had delayed Nadal's appearance until almost 6pm local time and there was a sense of "after the Lord Mayor's show" ... Read More »