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Siding against ally Qatar, President Trump injects United States into Arab crisis

Trump said, arguing that his visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off". So far Qatar has maintained that it is open to resolving this conflict through dialogue and not through ultimatums and demands. Kuwait is said to be mediating backdoor diplomacy to resolve the standoff, and for now the only public statements from Washington, the key player in all of these countries, has been the president's tweets. Read More »

It was probably one of our worst bowling displays: Smith

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Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood took the maximum number of wickets of the Kiwi batting with the bowling figure of 6/52 in nine overs. The New Zealand innings had its share of sheen as skipper Kane Williamson led from the front, slamming his first ODI hundred against Australia and his ninth overall. Read More »

Mooy helps Huddersfield to Premier League promotion

As for Reading boss Jaap Stam , he too can look back on a campaign where his side exceeded expectations, although the blow of losing while within touching distance of the Premier League will take some time to get over. We've been fantastic all season, everyone in the football club. Huddersfield Town earned their place in the Prem, after their 0-0 match with Reading saw them take the PK shootout 4-3. Read More »

Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The goals that came so easily to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final - the ones that arrived in bunches and seemed to signal an emphatic end to Pekka Rinne's spectacular playoff run - have disappeared. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan pride at stake against South Africa

After India piled up 319 for three in 48 overs, they turned the screw on Pakistan , dismissing them for 164 as they failed to chase down a rain-reduced target of 289. Kohli had wanted the single but misjudged the speed of Babar Azam's reactions. Pakistan missed a trick and for the rest of the Indian innings there was hardly a period where they looked troubled. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to take 2-0 NBA Finals series lead

Kerr, who plans to handle the remainder of the final, pulled himself after feeling complications from a 2015 back operation following the team's game two win in the opening series against Portland. "Playing with a lot of energy". That's the luxury that you have with K, where he get a block, he get the rebound , he don't have to give the ball to nobody, he can go get a bucket. Read More »

Everything is on the table for the 0-2 Cavaliers

No one else has more than two. James was equally spectacular with his own triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, but yet again didn't get almost enough help to keep up with the Warriors' depth. Last season, the Cavs won Game 3 by 30 points. "It's going to come from a very special place, and we're going to need everyone to understand how important game 3 is". Read More »

Wahab Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy due to injury

When is the ICC Champions Trophy Group B match between South Africa and Pakistan? . After India piled up 319 for three in 48 overs, they turned the screw on Pakistan , dismissing them for 164 as they failed to chase down a rain-reduced target of 289. Read More »

New Zealand fined for slow over-rate in England defeat

Meanwhile, Kane Williamson , the New Zealand captain, could be facing a ban for slow over-rates after his side took nearly four hours to complete the England innings . Plunkett was well supported by Jake Ball (2/31) and Adil Rashid (2/47). New Zealand captain Kane Williamson: " England bowled very, very well". Read More »

Robbie Henshaw has plan for facing Sonny Bill Williams

But coach Tana Umaga made the decision to cut Tuipulotu and draft Jimmy Tupou onto the bench. Hooker James Parsons will captain the team. "We know we didn't play so well on Saturday and it gives us an opportunity to go out against the Blues and be positive". Read More »

England beat New Zealand, become first team to reach semi-finals

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid justified his selection in place of the injured Chris Woakes with two for 47 in 10 overs, with Plunkett ending the match when Tim Southee was caught at deep midwicket. WATCH: @benstokes38 falls agonisingly short of a half-century! Both Williamson and Taylor appeared unhappy with the behaviour of the pitch, Taylor being hit on the helmet grille by ball that leapt off a length, but it was trepidation about what the ball might do as much as what it actually did ... Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers seem helpless against Warriors' transition game

They may have no choice. The Warriors have scored a combined 245 points in the two NBA Finals games against a team that crushed the Celtics during the five-game Eastern Conference finals last month. His demeanor is what is now separating him from everyone else, and it's why, so long as it doesn't change and he remains aggressive, Golden State will easily claim this National Basketball Association title. Read More »

Warriors Take 2-0 Lead over Cavaliers

Two games into the NBA Finals, the biggest names on the marquee are living up to the billing, though Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is making an impressive case for being equal to, and maybe above, Cavaliers superstar LeBron James . Read More »

Wawrinka évince Monfils, dernier Français en lice

Un duel qui s'annonce explosif et serré entre deux champions qui s'affronteront pour la première fois sur terre battue (2-2 dans les confrontations). À l'inverse, Gaël Monfils s'est sabordé sur certains points capitaux. Après des succès sur les modestes Allemand Dustin Brown et Brésilien Thiago Monteiro, il a bénéficié au 3e tour de l'abandon de Richard Gasquet , touché à la cuisse droite quand le match devenait intéressant (7-6, 5-7, 4-3 pour Monfils). Read More »

NBA Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye flawless title run

He isn't losing because he's suddenly not doing enough , he and the Cleveland Cavaliers are losing to a better team. Klay Thompson has attempted 28 shots through the first two games of the NBA Finals, and though his math is a little off, the All-Star says he's fine with getting "only 12, 13 looks game". Read More »

Pekka Rinne And The Predators Have Tied Things Up

Rinne has always been a better goaltender at Bridgestone Arena than away from it, but his play in Games 3 and 4 erased all memory of what happened in Pittsburgh. Fans are brutal to opposing players, and I don't care how good you are, you've got 18,000 people saying "you suck" and it wears on you after a while. Read More »

Tennis players have no fears about Wimbledon despite London attack

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Nine-time victor Nadal now has a 76-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros with his only defeats coming against Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009 and Novak Djokovic in the 2015 quarterfinals. Their last-16 defeats mean only three of the top 10 seeds remain in the draw. "Obviously never losing to a player always helps mentally a little bit, but I don't think it's gonna play too big of a role, actually", said the world number two in a news conference after his 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 6-3 ... Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Three lessons from Game 4

But it was Rinne who was the difference maker throughout a game that could have gone either way if not for a big save at the right time. Two goals for, nine goals against: two losses. He managed to register a couple of shots and have better possession numbers in Game 4 , but still struggled. Malkin had a more hard night. "It doesn't need to be (a) highlight reel save, but when you make a timely save especially, it really is a confidence boost", Rinne said. Read More »

Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye perfect title run

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And I think we are capable of doing that. He's been terrible in his past four games, contributing only 14 points in 92 minutes overall. But after the first two games - a pair of dominant Golden State victories, powered by overwhelming performances by Curry and Durant - they've quickly been put to rest. Read More »

Johnson extends Dover track record

Martin Truex Jr . finished third. I know I often say how amazed I am with Jimmie Johnson , but I have to shout it out again. "He just did a better job than I did on that last restart". As a result, he restarted 17th. Speaking of Johnson, he underwent a procedure to have some skin cancer removed Monday. Kyle Busch's No. 18 Toyota lost a tire as it exited pit road on the first stop. Read More »

Ratings increase proves NBA Finals still thrilling despite blowouts

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And that's why forward Draymond Green exclusively is focused on hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy. I think tonight I was just in a good rhythm. It would be great, a great story. Midseason acquisitions Kyle Korver and Deron Williams have failed to make their anticipated impact, with Williams being held scoreless through two games while Korver followed up a zero-point opener with eight points but has been a liability defensively. Read More »

Mladenovic et Stosur qualifiées pour les huitièmes — Roland-Garros

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Le match peut être si différent selon qu'il y a du soleil, qu'il fait 35 degrés, que la surface est rapide ou que, comme aujourd'hui, c'est lent et humide. Au prochain tour, Bacsinszky affrontera Jelena Ostapenko , sortie vainqueure de son duel face à Caroline Wozniacki (4-6, 6-2, 6-2). Kristina Mladenovic a fait vibrer Roland-Garros durant la première semaine. Read More »

ABC is off and running with NBA Finals

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Kerr's wasn't the only return the Warriors celebrated. "So I think that's a luxury that we have with KD here, and when I went out with foul trouble, obviously he - to say pick up the slack is kind of a ridiculous term, because he's a great player, an MVP, one of the best players in the world. Read More »

Rain, wind in forecast for French Open quarterfinals

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Although Ostapenko , ranked 47 and looking to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final, recovered to 5-4 with two breaks of her own, the Dane closed out the first set as she broke the Latvian to love in the next game. "At the beginning he was more a clay-court player, I would say, because we shared - his former coach is my coach now, so that's the only info I've got". Read More »

No result again gives Australia hopes a cold shower

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And just as they announced a restart would take place at 8.30pm, the rain began again and Australia is now facing a must-win clash against England at Edgbaston on Saturday to guarantee progression to the finals. "It's a little bit frustrating not to get a result in", Smith said. Mitchell Starc had earlier ripped through the Bangaldesh tail, by taking four wickets in just nine balls after the world's No.6 side had struggled badly for runs. Read More »

Cavaliers aim to turn around Finals like past year

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced yesterday that Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday will be broadcast live on a jumbotron in Civic Center Plaza. LeBron James was asked about this today and gave no indication that the obvious adjustment will be made. When James began guarding Green in Game 3 , the entire series began to shift. Read More »

Warriors react to Steph putting LeBron in a blender

James was equally spectacular with his own triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, but yet again didn't get almost enough help to keep up with the Warriors' depth. The Cavs went into the halftime locker room down just three and cut Golden State's lead one early in the period. The first two games have shown a stark difference in depth. Read More »

Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith

Smith had blocked five balls from Mashrafe Mortaza with rain falling as he tried to hurry the innings through but, with the umpires appearing to signal for drinks, the downfall intensified and the players were taken off for the first time . Read More »

Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris

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Pliskova will play French 28th seed Caroline Garcia for a place in the semifinals. "Andy's been great", said McEnroe, who also maintains that a 10th French Open for Rafael Nadal is far from a foregone conclusion. - Svitolina will meet Simona Halep of Romania in the quarter-finals. This time Murray has spent almost an hour less on court, including sending his last two opponents packing in straight sets. Read More »

Scott Dixon speaks of shock, disbelief after gunpoint robbery

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Fernando Alonso qualifying fifth for his first Indianapolis 500 was a fantastic effort, especially when you look at the names and calibre of driver behind him. "It's a weapon, that engine, to put in there". -Jay Howard, Pippa Mann and Charlie Kimball will guzzle skim if they win, which puts them far in the minority of all the types named. Read More »

French Open up for grabs for women; Murray, top men in QF

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Britain's Andy Murray serves against Russia Karen Khachanov during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. "I have hit the ball cleaner and started to hit the right shots at the right moments". Murray, who has lived in London since his teenage years and is now in Surrey's stockbroker belt, is going to some lengths to make sure he votes, on the assumption that he will still be in Paris after his match ... Read More »

Murray stays grounded after best day on clay

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Eventually, del Potro went to his sideline seat and covered his face with a white towel. And on clay I never won against her, so it was a really good match. On the clay courts of Paris continues the Open championship of France on tennis . With no former champions left in the field, pregnant Serena Williams watching from the sidelines and Maria Sharapova not invited to compete, third seed Halep has a golden opportunity to break into the grand slam winners' circle. Read More »

Catfish in glitter hat, eating penguin, hits ice before Game 4

The real reason the Predators were able to take hold of the game is due to their goaltender. Pekka Rinne returned to the otherworldly goalie we have seen for Nashville's Stanley Cup Finals run. If Pittsburgh's power play woes were an isolated incident - say just one game - it wouldn't be an issue. James Neal , Craig Smith and Mattias Ekholm also scored for Nashville as the Predators worked out some frustration against the Pens. Read More »