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Tharanga banned for Sri Lanka's slow over rate

In the third ODI, South Africa's bowlers, especially Kagiso Rabada, wreaked havoc on England as Eoin Morgan's side were reduced to 20 for 6 after just five overs before being bowled out for 153. All of a sudden, the Proteas had Sri Lanka at 117/4 and with so many overs in the bank for Tahir, they must have felt they were on top. Sri Lanka were 68/1 after 8 overs while the South African scoreboard read 27/0 after 8 overs. Read More »

New Zealand turn screw on the wounded Lions

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However, the 30-year-old didn't feature in the Lions' 22-16 defeat against Super Rugby outfit the Blues in Auckland on Wednesday. Remarkably, the 26-year-old has earned a Lions starting spot before doing so for England, where his 17 caps have all been off the reserves bench. Read More »

Jake Guentzel, Matt Murray lead Penguins to more thievery

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Obviously not Stanley Cup Final games. With his two goals in Game 2 , Guentzel now has 12 in the playoffs, which is just two short of the rookie record set by Dino Ciccarelli of the Minnesota North Stars in 1981. "That being said, we lost the game". Rinne fell to 0-5-0 in five career starts in Pittsburgh and he has never beaten the Penguins anywhere as a starter. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers' success starts at the 3-point line

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However, both teams remained composed for the most part, and nobody was tossed from the game . Through three games of his third NBA Finals , Tristan Thompson had been varying degrees of trash (his word) and has been on the receiving end of some trash talk, too. Read More »

Crosby picks up 3 assists, slams Subban's head

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PITTSBURGH (AP ) - The night started with a catfish throw. Sidney Crosby , Penguins: Crosby's effort in Game 5 was as clutch as it gets, temporarily pushing some of his relatively forgettable efforts when the series was in Nashville to the background; 2. Read More »

Longhorns in the NBA Playoffs: The NBA Finals

The Warriors (67-15) are also hoping to redeem an NBA Finals collapse from last season, losing to the Cavaliers after building a 3-1 lead. Golden State's quest for a championship, an NBA Finals sweep and the first ideal postseason in league history is underway. Read More »

Penguins take commanding 2-0 series lead over Predators

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Factor in World Cup games by star players, and you gotta wonder what holds some of these guys together. Scott Wilson scored the Penguins' third goal 3:13 into the third period, and 15 seconds later, Evgeni Malkin added a fourth, chasing Rinne out of the game. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton reigns in Canada again!

Lewis Hamilton's sensational record at the Canadian Grand Prix continued as he took a huge bite out of Sebastian Vettel's lead in the Formula One drivers' standings. Fernando Alonso would be the next victim for Vettel to leave him in seventh place. The auto wasn't so great at the beginning but then when we changed the system from lap two and lap four to lap one and lap three, the first run was not great, the first lap was not great and we could see that the tyres were not where they ... Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from previous year

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Yet he stands one game away from falling to 3-5 in the championship series because the biggest free agent move last summer wasn't him. Thanks to the added services of Kevin Durant over Harrison Barnes , Golden State simply has too much fire power for the Cavs to handle. Read More »

Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel

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Finland's Valtteri Bottas , who replaced retired 2016 champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes in January, qualified third with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen , the polesitter in Monaco two weeks ago, fourth. "What a mental guy", Grosjean told his pit crew about Sainz over the radio. Vettel, starting alongside, got caught in a sandwich as Bottas shot past him on one side and Verstappen on the other, clipping the German's front wing. Read More »

Warburton: I am a big doubt for the first Test

And his replacement , Owen Farrell , had a typically masterful game in navigating the Lions to the win against the Crusaders . Conor Murray was also excellent in his first start of the tour, with Johnny Sexton - on after half an hour for the injured Jonathan Davies - assured and steady. Read More »

Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway

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Scott is the only one to win a Cup race, on December 1, 1963, and the next win at a NASCAR national event by a black driver came in 2013 when Wallace took the Truck Series checkered flag at Martinsville. Many believe it wont take Jones long to become a driver to contend with every week. It was simply a mental mistake. Harvick cut into the deficit, though, over the course of the remainder of the first stage, closing to within two seconds by lap 50. Read More »

Cavaliers, Warriors will get physical as NBA Finals tension boils

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Sounds bad, but they'd committed 20 and 18 turnovers in games 2 and 3 - both Golden State wins. It's risky, and not for the faint of heart. I want to see how it feels to win one at home. He has been the barometer for Cleveland the past two years around the constant greatness from James. Green's all-around game has left a footprint on the series and he was very good again in Friday night's Game 4 - finishing with 16 points and a game-high 14 boards. Read More »

Rafael Nadal thrashes Stan Wawrinka to secure 10th French Open title

As he sat in front of a TV to watch last year's French Open final, sidelined by an injured left wrist, Rafael Nadal had no way to know for sure, of course, that he would return to the height of his powers. "Sorry about today, but you had an unbelievable two weeks", added the 31-year-old. "In this final, to win the Decima is very, very special. I will see you next year". Read More »

French Open 2017: Murray Defeats Nishikori to Enter Semi Finals

He'll play 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the last four tomorrow - as he did at the same stage a year ago. Obviously it was quite windy today so timing was a little bit hard but once I started to get in a better rhythm I was able to keep him a bit further away from the baseline and that made a big difference. Read More »

Warren Gatland names Alun Wyn Jones as Lions captain for Crusaders match

It has been a remarkable season for the Crusaders . "Any team's vulnerable if you can get quick ball and I suppose that's the challenge for us", he said. For one, I still believe the rugby in Europe is nowhere near as progressive, and is not going to promote the sort of changes in approach that the Lions and to a lesser extent the Stormers have made and others need to make. Read More »

England vs South Africa, third ODI

Choosing to bowl first, South Africa were all over England from the get-go as Rabada removed opener Jason Roy for four runs on the fifth ball of the match . Stokes, playing with strapping on his knee, was given a couple of early lives but quickly put his scratchy start behind him to turn in the sort of dominating innings that helped win him the IPL's MVP award earlier this month. Read More »

Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

Fans who are still unable to access ESPN3 can also access the NBA playoff game using the Sling TV basic internet TV package, which offers the ESPN3 streaming service, including the Golden State Warriors vs. If anyone might be in trouble, and it is doubtful, it would be Golden State's Zaza Pachulia , who appeared to hit Iman Shumpert in the groin in the third quarter. Read More »

Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers

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When former Cincinnati All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips, now with the Atlanta Braves, learned that the Reds had given his jersey number to an unheralded utility infielder named Scooter Gennett , he groused "I still can't believe that...someone is wearing my number". Read More »

Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5

We were just talking. "But as long as collectively as a group that everyone feels good, then my opportunities will come on breakdowns from their defense and offensively and things that we can be sharper at". He's a very physical player, not afraid to mix it up. On Thursday, Green, whose suspension from last year's Game 5 for hitting James in the groin helped swing the series to Cleveland, said he was looking forward to celebrating on Cleveland's home floor for the second time in three years. Read More »

England win U20 World Cup

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The Duke of Cambridge, the president of the Football Association, added: "Huge congratulations to England on winning the U20 World Cup - high hopes for the future of English football!" Just how bright, though? Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin notched the only goal of an absorbing contest 10 minutes before the interval. Read More »

India overwhelm S Africa to enter Champions Trophy semis

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It was Dhawan's third 50-plus score in the competition, while skipper Kohli made amends for a rare failure against Sri Lanka in style, notching up his 41st ODI half century. From 116/1, the Proteas found themselves struggling at 157/5. Jasprit Bumrah's weak throw was collected by Kohli who had enough time to remove the bails at the non-striker's end. Read More »

Lanka's Mathews set to miss Trophy opener

Du Plessis' edge behind from Sri Lanka's Nuwan Pradeep was the first of four South African wickets to drop for 43 runs. But Kagiso Rabada has shouldered the responsibility well in company of Wayne Parnell, all-rounder Chris Morris and the dibbly-dobblies of Dwaine Pretorius. Read More »

Dodt takes one-shot Wentworth lead

The Open title holder Henrik Stenson says BMW PGA Championship victor Alexander Noren has all the credentials to become the second Swedish player to become a major champion. But now, on the back nine at Wentworth, Lowry had a chance to go one better than his 2014 finish at the same venue where he was runner-up to victor Rory McIlroy. Read More »

P.K. Subban of Predators backs up guarantee against Penguins

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Rinne entered the series with a.947 save percentage in the postseason. Two more Penguins wins and those fans will get their wish. The fish throw appeared to shift the momentum of the game, at least temporarily. Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Murray catches the puck during hockey practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh . That was not the end of the Penguins' quick start in the period, however. Read More »

Irving, James lead Cavaliers over Warriors to avoid sweep

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Golden State leads 3-1 in the series as it shifts back to Oakland, Calif., for Game 5 on Monday night. "We're relishing the challenge and welcome all challenges that we'll be faced with throughout the game". As the final seconds ticked off, Cleveland fans chanted "Cavs in 7". James said after Game 3 that it takes an A-plus-plus game to beat the Warriors , and the Cavs delivered one Friday. Read More »

Comeback Cavs end Warriors' ideal postseason in Game 4

The bitter memories of a year ago, even as they live in the back of their minds, are just that. Tonight with their season on the line the Big three for Cleveland was unstoppable from beginning to end scoring a combined 94 points. That confusion led to Green, who knew he had one technical, mocking Cavaliers fans as they celebrated an ejection that never was. He didn't do anything in Game 4 to warrant a suspension like previous year when he hit James in the groin area when he stepped ... Read More »

Cavs stay alive with record-setting effort

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The Cavs scored a Finals record 86 points in the first half and then held on during a wild third and fourth quarter that included technical fouls, James jawing with fellow superstar Kevin Durant and Cleveland's crowd roaring like a jet engine. Read More »

5 takeaways from Game 4 in 2017 NBA Finals

Whether he was dribbling circles around the defense to get into the paint or pulling up from three, there was no shot he did not like in game 4. The Cavaliers record 49-point blitz in the first quarter was aided by the tone they set from the start. Read More »

Artemis skipper falls overboard in Cup challenger finals

June 9 Years after losing the 2013 America's Cup to Oracle Team USA , disappointment was still etched on Dean Barker's face. " Full credit to the shore team for getting us out here ", Burling said adding that the Kiwi boat was " just as fast, if not faster " than before its dramatic plunge on Tuesday, which sent three crew members overboard and stranded three more on the crippled craft. Read More »

Nadal eyes record 10th French Open title

Wawrinka, who won 2015 Roland Garros aged 30 years 71 days and the 2016 US Open aged 31 years 167 days, is looking to become the 3rd man in the Open Era to win 3 or more Grand Slams titles after turning 30. "This final to win La Decima for me is very, very special. It's impossible to compare it to another place", Nadal said. You're always going to be in my heart. Read More »

Bacsinszky échoue aux portes de la finale — Roland-Garros

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Comme les autres à s'être frottées à Jelena Ostapenko à la Porte d'Auteuil, Timea Bacsinszky n'est pas parvenue à annihiler l'incroyable fougue de sa jeune adversaire, une fille qui ne se pose aucune question et qui prend quasiment tous les risques sur chacune de ses frappes. Read More »