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World Cup Triumph For Young Liverpool Internationals

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Despite having an injury-hit season, Max Lowe has impressed for both club and country over the last 12 months. Senior England captain Harry Kane, who is only 23 himself, was one of the first to praise his younger countrymen on their victory in the Suwon World Cup Stadium, near Seoul. Read More »

Orioles top Red Sox, Sanchez makes history

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Rodriguez had allowed just three bombs all season, and had tossed six shutout innings against the Orioles earlier this season. Chase Anderson (3-1) starts for the NL Central-leading Brewers in the finale of a four-game series at the New York Mets. Read More »

Warriors attempt to close out Cavaliers with Green on board this time

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But saying that they are also expecting the same kind of force they faced in Cleveland to make the trip west. If he's getting 39 points off two's, we can live with that. Curry might not be overreacting, but his performance - as well as the performance of Kyrie Irving against him - will be scrutinized and analyzed from now until Game 5 tips off Monday night. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green stood by his previous remarks in which he stated that Cleveland Cavaliers fans "don't seem to be the sharpest people around". "If you let him get his elbow under that ball, it's goodnight for you". "There are silver linings to everything", Green told ESPN, before revealing the he called Myers and Durant in quick succession after the Warriors lost the finals. Read More »

Kane: Hampden is one of the best stadiums I've played in

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England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save. "I'd need to look at the video again", he said. Nothing about it being permanent. He added: "I'm not in a rush to make that decision". There were a lot of emotions, lots of proud feelings, and my family were delighted. Read More »

NSW thrash Queensland in State of Origin opener

Speaking during the press conference, coach Kevin Walters was reluctant to confirm that JT would be set for Origin II. "I'm not sure about John, we knew he wouldn't be fit enough for this game", Walters said. That they would come back. Players like Andrew Fifita , who runs, fends and passes like an outside back with the distinct advantage of a 120-kilogram frame, gave the Maroons nightmares. Read More »

DUP leader says talks with Britain's Conservatives 'positive'

After being entrusted last Friday by Queen Elizabeth II with forming a government, Mrs May has made big concessions to opponents within her party, since the Conservatives have only 318 MPs in the country's 650-strong Parliament, eight seats short of the minimum overall majority, so her survival depends on ensuring that every single Conservative MP remains supportive. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs to win NBA title

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The Cavs narrowed the gap slightly in the third but the Warriors were able to keep their opponents at arm's length to wrap up a second title in three years. Kevin Durant cops the 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy. We know what it takes to win a championship. "They don't just lay down and die", Durant said. Read More »

Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

This time previous year, scouts projected Davidson to go somewhere in the first four rounds. "I knew at 5 or 6 years old that it was my love". The first overall slot came with over $7.7MM in total spending capacity, some of which will likely be allocated to other selections . Read More »

AB de Villiers' thoughts: I'm still the man to lead the Proteas

Asked if it's something to do with ICC tournament, he quipped: "I would like to get into the future and be on the other side and ask the future players what they feel". This is probably our best game we played so far. It then became evident that de Villier was emotionally exhauseted. The South Africans were frustrated by spinners Jadeja, who took 1-39 from his 10 overs without conceding a boundary, and Ashwin, playing his first one-day global since January because of the left-handers in ... Read More »

MLB DRAFT: Twins hoping for more Mauer magic with No. 1 pick

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And as usual, McKay did the right thing. "I can't do anything about it, so I'm just going to take it in stride and go 100 percent with my rehab", Schmidt said. What would you say is your biggest strength on the mound? Rob: I might give my left arm for the Tigers to end up with someone like Vanderbilt outfielder Jeren Kendall , who has been dropping on draft boards recently due to his high strikeout rate. Read More »

Kevin Durant & LeBron James ready for game 5

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They go 15-and-oh in the playoffs. Call them names. Write them off. It was the third year in succession the two teams had met in the finals. Golden State outscored Cleveland 38-23 in the period. Green had claimed last week that he first contacted Golden State general manager Bob Myers about the need to acquire Durant before then speaking with Durant himself. Read More »

Golden State looks to clinch at home

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And while most teams would prefer not to live on the edge, the Cavaliers seem to thrive there. They added Durant, seeking his first National Basketball Association title after leaving Oklahoma City, but a loss would bring a game six Thursday in Cleveland and perhaps a winner-take-all Sunday showdown in Oakland . Read More »

Cavs will be seeing Green for this year's Game 5

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They broke the Finals record for most three-pointers in a game in the THIRD QUARTER. In Game four, the Cavs ran Curry and Thompson through multiple screens on the baselines and on the wing, another way they were physical with Golden State while at the same time creating good offense. Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch fifth title

After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant . "They're going to come out and play with a sense of urgency". "We did a good job of that in game four". I don't even care how many Hall of Famers are on the other bench. Read More »

De Villiers defiant as South Africa choke again

VIRAT KOHLI: "We wanted to step up our intensity and this is probably our best game so far". Kohli ended up making 76 off 101 balls, which included seven boundaries and a six, while Yuvraj remained undefeated on 23 off 25 deliveries, which included a boundary and a six. Read More »

Man Utd captain Rooney breaks silence over England axe

The Manchester City outcast drew criticism from some quarters after failing to keep out a pair of late free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths that put England on the brink of a first qualifying defeat since 2009 at Hampden Park, although Southgate insists he was never going to play against France. Read More »

Warriors head to Game 5 with Green in tow

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You take the good and the bad. "You start searching.we were scattered for the rest of the game". "When we were there previous year I think I looked at him and said: 'Let's just never do this again". For one, Green is available for Game 5 . Now that Golden State has added Kevin Durant to the mix, the Warriors should still be the favorites to win the 2017 Finals, but by not sweeping LeBron James and company, they've allowed the Cavs to gain some confidence. Read More »

India through to the semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

In that light, another opportunity has gone a-begging. Winning was non-negotiable for South Africa if they were to reach the semi-finals. That, however, is an understatement. Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik then got Pakistan ahead of their required run-rate to secure a 19-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method when rain stopped play with their side 119 for three off 27 overs. Read More »

Finn replaces injured Woakes in England squad

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England chased down a victory target of 306 to win on Thursday, with Joe Root contributing an unbeaten 133. "The biggest thing for them was because the wicket was so good they struggled to make inroads into England's batting line-up". Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win National Basketball Association title

They had but one hiccup all postseason: Game 4 in Cleveland, where all the Cavs had to do was put together perhaps the most incredible offensive performance in NBA Finals history in order to rack up one measly win. Kevin Love is scoreless for the Cavs, who have turned it over 11 times . One person bought a pair of floor tickets for $90,000 total ($45,000 each) on the Warriors' Ticketmaster resale site , a team source told ESPN . Read More »

Halep Defeats Pliskova to Reach Second Roland Garros Final

After Ostapenko celebrated her 20th birthday in spectacular fashion with a 7-6 (7/4) 3-6 6-3 semi-final victory over Timea Bacsinszky , Halep defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-4 3-6 6-3. She is not one to back down. And she's not one to hide her emotions, either. "I learned many things during the years, not just after that final". Read More »

Latvia's Ostapenko into French Open semifinals

As she often has since the start of the tournament, Ostapenko took many risks, hitting 38 winners to make up for her 50 unforced errors on court Suzanne Lenglen. At 1-1 in the second set, the match was halted for three hours as torrential rain swept across Roland Garros. The second started in similarly nervy fashion, with both exchanging breaks, before the Swiss broke for a 4-3 lead. Read More »

Mahmudullah, Shakib lead Bangladesh to a historic win over NZ

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As the mammoth partnership developed they would have felt the life being sucked right out of their will to be on that cricket field in front of 6000 Bangladesh fans in Cardiff , Wales. Shakib had a quiet tournament until Friday but against New Zealand , when he needed to stand up for the team , he did. Southee was the standout performer in a rather poor bowling effort by the Kiwis with figures of 3/ in nine overs. Read More »

Mathews likely to Lanka's Champions Trophy opener

Sri Lanka began the run chase with a lot of promise with Dickwella in fine touch, picking boundaries easily. With Mathews expected to miss out with a calf injury the attention will turn to Upul Tharanga to lead the side upon the return of Lasith Malinga - the swing bowler having not played ODI cricket since 2015. Read More »

Kevin Durant helps Warriors win second NBA title in three years

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If a player is to receive a second technical foul in a game, they will be disqualified from that game immediately. You can tweak some things, but are we going to play hard? "You never want to be in those moments of elimination games, but when you are, you want to be as prepared as possible". Read More »

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

The Cavaliers won and went on to take the series 4-3. When these teams compete it's such a huge defensive/offensive stat that can really tip the game in the favor of the team that wins this element. tip-off, was banished for Game 5 past year for punching the Cavaliers' LeBron James in the groin in Game 4 . So we know what our keys to victory is. Read More »

Ryan Blaney Wins Axalta Pocono 400

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Kyle Busch turned a lap of 179.151 miles per hour to win the pole at Pocono Raceway . It was the 31st career victory for Power, and his second this season. He was struggling off of (Turn) 1 and were able to get under him there. And Harvick's brakes weren't stout enough to allow him to charge the corners as effectively as Blaney could. Read More »

Cavaliers look to keep momentum going in Game 5 against Warriors

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To hear them tell it, they're eyes have been appropriately widened. But the Warriors are brimming with confidence, knowing they didn't have Kevin Durant to help them previous year. "That's up to us". With back-to-back steals, the Cavaliers were able to take the lead. In a postseason often mocked for its length and its grueling travel schedule, Golden State went 16-1 and took just four round-trip chartered flights on its path to victory. Read More »

Warriors' Kevin Durant earns 2017 Finals MVP award

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Expect Warriors to come out with all guns blazing in Game 4. A year ago, the Warriors led the Finals 3-1 with Game 5 in Oakland . Curry, Durant and Co. Still, the series could easily be tied 2-2. He took a swipe at James' groin in Game 4 after the Cavaliers superstar stepped over him. Let's be clear: If Cleveland wins Monday, all bets are off. Read More »

Harry Kane cherishes 'special' England equaliser against Scotland

It was just phenomenal. Dier's free-kick was well saved, but the ball was recycled and substitute Sterling's brilliant cross from the left was side-footed home on the volley by Kane , with Gordon left flat-footed. "But you've got to keep making decisions for the right reasons". "When we went away with the Marines, we spoke about being ready for any situation", said Kane. Read More »

Just believe, Cavs fans

They added Durant, seeking his first National Basketball Association title after leaving Oklahoma City, but a loss would bring a game six Thursday in Cleveland and perhaps a winner-take-all Sunday showdown in Oakland. Both teams in The Finals, they both feel the same way. James shrugged off unbeaten runs and celebration talk and just kept his mind on the moment. Read More »