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Why India won't mind rains or washout today
- June 11, 2017

Of India's four victories‚ two have been achieved in semi-finals. "It improves you as a cricketer". "We're really clear about what's necessary for us, and what's needed for us to go out there and win. If South Africa loses this match, it'll be the 200th time it will have tasted defeat; nine sides have already reached the milestone in ODI cricket. (more...)
Lakers rumors: Three reasons LeBron James would be bad for LA
- June 11, 2017

But in LeBron James' hometown the confidence has not wavered. With the 3-0 lead in the series, the Warriors are just one win away from capturing the 2017 NBA Championship trophy. In an unprecedented feat, James led the finals in scoring, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots. With the salary cap expected to continue to rise, James will most assuredly once again exercise the opt-out in his current deal - either to re-sign with the Cavs or take his talents elsewhere for the ... (more...)
Patriots receive Super Bowl LI championship rings Patriots receive Super Bowl LI championship rings
- June 11, 2017

Plus, it's another reason to party and get another jab in at the vanquished foe. Current and former members of the 2017 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots team received their rings during a private ceremony at owner Robert Kraft's home Friday night. (more...)
Lexi Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead at Manulife LPGA Classic Lexi Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead at Manulife LPGA Classic
- June 11, 2017

Marchand certainly shone brightly on Saturday. "I mean, my ball striking is as good as usual and my putting is working also". This is the first time she has made a cut in six career appearances on the LPGA Tour . "It was more just making pars and getting off the hole", said Thompson, who won at the Kingsmill Championship in May. "Hit my driver well today, and I would say I've been hitting fairways and hitting greens and really rolling the putter well", Duncan said. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Canadian Grand Prix
- June 11, 2017

Hamilton drove to his 65th F1 career pole position by 3/10 sec. With the exception of Friday's first practice, the Ferraris have stayed ahead of Hamilton, who will be bidding to start from pole position for a third straight year and match Michael Schumacher's record six Canadian poles. (more...)
Wawrinka stuns Murray, Nadal downs Thiem
- June 10, 2017

After dismissing Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 6-0 in Friday's semi-final, Nadal was asked whether No.10 would constitute his greatest achievement, especially given the wrist injuries he dealt with last season. "I was one tiebreak away from getting to the final", said the Scot, who was runner-up to Novak Djokovic a year ago. Wawrinka is the oldest man in a French Open title match since 1973. (more...)
Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader
- June 10, 2017

Cespedes will join a Mets outfield that includes Conforto, Jay Bruce , Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares . They are the two best and most impactful position players on the roster. "Having Ces back in the lineup will certainly help us". "The fact (Cespedes) came out of the game fine, no issues". "He accumulated a lot of at-bats even though he wasn't in a lot of games", Collins said. (more...)
Kremlin wants stability and peace in the Gulf despite Qatar diplomatic row Kremlin wants stability and peace in the Gulf despite Qatar diplomatic row
- June 09, 2017

Qatar has denied the allegations. Peskov also highlighted Moscow's investment and trade cooperation with the regional countries. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt blocked access to Al Jazeera and launched an aggressive campaign accusing Qatar of supporting terrorist groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State, destabilizing the region and stabbing its allies in the back. (more...)
Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma's football coach Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma's football coach
- June 09, 2017

Lincoln Riley isn't just ushering in a new era at Oklahoma , it's a new era for the Big 12 with no one in the league having been a head coach in a national championship or even playoff game before. They have also faced each other many times as head coaches, starting in 2000 after Stoops took over at Oklahoma . OU football is where it is today because of Big Game Bob, and he set a precedent for years to come in college football. (more...)
Gronk confident he's ready for 2017 season Gronk confident he's ready for 2017 season
- June 09, 2017

The deal essentially rewards Gronkowski if he can stay on the field and perform, but he said that even with the new financial stakes, his regular goals don't change at all. "I think everyone out here wants to play", the quarterback said. I've always fought from the bottom. Pro Football Focus ranked him the second-best player in his position behind Travis Kelce last season despite Gronkowski never being at 100 percent. (more...)
Bopanna wins maiden Grand Slam title
- June 09, 2017

However, Farah-Groenfeld regrouped to take the next five points. "So yeah, that was pretty insane". In the third set decider, the Indo-Canadian pair dug deep, but it was a double fault on match point by Gronefeld which gave the eventual winners the coveted title. (more...)
Manchester United 'prospective customer' to sign €35m midfielder and €40m attacker Manchester United 'prospective customer' to sign €35m midfielder and €40m attacker
- June 09, 2017

Bayern are reportedly ready to let the 26-year-old go too - if someone is able to stump up a transfer fee of around £35m. Where will Douglas Costa play next season? He has however struggled to establish himself as a key player within the Bayern side. (more...)
Brits, Kiwis advance to next round in America's Cup prelims
- June 09, 2017

After America's Cup Qualifiers on Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand finished second in the final standings, one point behind eventual winners Oracle Team USA . Victories over Team France and Team Japan were all the more impressive because at no stage did New Zealand look in anything other than total control. (more...)
Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1, retain Champions League title
- June 08, 2017

Real Madrid's dominating 4-1 win at Cardiff in the Champions League Final , against Juventus , made them the only team to retain the biggest prize in European football. Ronaldo scored twice in the final , finishing the season with 16 goals in his last 10 games. "The people that criticise me will need to put their guitar back in the case because once again we won and we are the best", Ronaldo crowed. (more...)
Arsenal bring Bosnian defender in on free transfer Arsenal bring Bosnian defender in on free transfer
- June 08, 2017

Kolasinac came through the ranks at Schalke and made over 100 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit. He represented Germany at youth level before deciding in 2013 to play for Bosnia, his parents' homeland, and has 17 caps. As you have confessed to me in the last few years, it is indescribable! Veteran defender Nacho Monreal impressed as the first-choice but - with the player being on the wrong side of 30 - there are doubts over his viability next campaign. (more...)
Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open
- June 06, 2017

Venus Williams was the last of the past major title winners in the draw, and she lost in the fourth round to 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 at Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday. "It's going to be a tough match but I played them second round at Australian Open this year and had two match points and had two match points with Robert Lindstedt in the third set and we lost in a third set tie break". (more...)
Potential Replacements For Thad Matta At Ohio State Potential Replacements For Thad Matta At Ohio State
- June 06, 2017

He spent the last 13 years in that job and went 337-123, with two Final Four appearances and a handful of Big Ten championships (regular season and tournament) mixed in. But on Friday they met and agreed to a change of course. "While this may be a surprise to many, it's the right thing for our program at this time", Smith said. (more...)
Muguruza growing in confidence at Roland Garros
- June 05, 2017

I think it's just - it's gonna sound weird, but I'm actually happy that this stage of the year is done, because I wanted to go as far as possible. "I really didn't feel like I was moving well", said Bouchard. Along with intense disappointment, there was also relief for the Spaniard, who has struggled to cope with the expectation since her triumph here a year ago. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton not looking to be Mercedes' No 1 driver
- June 05, 2017

This is Vettel's third win of the season who is leading the driver's standing table. There was only one pit stop to be allowed for Ferrari . Lewis Hamilton ( Mercedes ) - 104 3. Sebastian Vettel ( Ferrari ) - 129 2. As the German national anthem played, he stood atop the podium with his eyes closed. Ricciardo gained his places on strategy, with Dutch team mate Max Verstappen venting his fury over the radio with some pithy language after discovering he was behind his team mate ... (more...)
Petra Kvitova's comeback at French Open ends in second round
- June 05, 2017

Makarova's take when informed of the history made by her victory? Kerber was not in this at all. In the last game, Kerber held seven break points but Makarova fought off each one despite, she said, "fighting with my emotion". "I think I played well after six months off", said Kvitova, adding that she regarded herself as a victor already. Vesnina and Makarova are seeded second in the women's doubles here as well. (more...)
Murray ousts del Potro and his 'very manly grunt' at French
- June 05, 2017

Murray next faces the victor of the match between American John Isner and Russian Karen Khachanov which will be played at a later time. "But this happens when you play against the number one in the world". A grueling opener that in hindsight proved to be decisive saw Del Potro earn set points in three different games-returning at 5-3, serving at 5-4, and in the tiebreaker at 7-6 and 8-7. (more...)
Tearful Muguruza unhappy with crowd as defending champion exits French Open Tearful Muguruza unhappy with crowd as defending champion exits French Open
- June 05, 2017

The fourth-round clash was eagerly anticipated and did not disappoint, with Mladenovic eventually emerging as the 6-1 3-6 6-3 victor in front of an excitable crowd on the Suzanne-Lenglen Court. The 26-year-old Martic next faces fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina after the Ukrainian beat Magda Linette 6-4, 7-5. The Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player is the defending women's singles champion at Roland Garros. (more...)
UFC 212: Aldo vs UFC 212: Aldo vs
- June 04, 2017

He lost his UFC debut previous year but came back to get his first win against Mitch Gagnon in December. He should maximize his reach to neutralize Aldo's dynamic striking and throw him off his rhythm while firing his offense from the distance or sneak in a submission. (more...)
Marlins' Volquez throwing no-hitter through 8 versus Arizona Marlins' Volquez throwing no-hitter through 8 versus Arizona
- June 04, 2017

Volquez (2-7) capped his 10-strikeout performance in style by fanning the side in the ninth inning, including Chris Owings on three pitches to end the game. None of that mattered Saturday at home against the Diamondbacks . They've scored one or two runs in seven of his 10 outings. J.T. Realmuto had two hits and scored twice for the Marlins. (more...)
Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races
- June 04, 2017

Simon Pagenaud during practice at the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle in Detroit on 2 June 2017. Rahal won for the first time since August, when he captured the rain-delayed race at Texas Motor Speedway. Helio Castroneves ran a lap of 1:13.8901 (114.494 mph) in the second group but was penalized by INDYCAR for not reducing his speed in the area of a local yellow and had his fast lap negated. (more...)
Spieth right back in the mix at Memorial Spieth right back in the mix at Memorial
- June 04, 2017

World number one Dustin Johnson had a forgettable first round, with a triple bogey on the 16th hole as well as a double bogey on the front nine, to keep him 13 strokes off the lead. "I really love the greens", said the Swede. Dunne followed up his opening 78 with a two under par 71 in Malmo - but still missed the one over par cut mark by two strokes. (more...)
Australia vs Bangladesh Live Streaming Online Champions Trophy 2017
- June 03, 2017

While the details of Woakes' injury are not yet known, a typical recovery for a side strain can take between four and six weeks. "There's a lot of confidence in the dressing room, we back each other and it rubs off on everyone", said Root after title favourites England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets. (more...)
Knicks trying to trade for Blazers' first round pick Knicks trying to trade for Blazers' first round pick
- June 03, 2017

Sources: Knicks , Blazers talk deal for 1st-round pick. Earlier this week it was reported that the Blazers were open to dealing one or a combination of their picks in exchange for salary relief. Crabbe might be the most inviting trade target, especially for the Nets. Portland got here by throwing money around like Iverson in a TGI Friday's: C.J. (more...)
1 last doubt for Zidane: Creative Isco or overpowering Bale? 1 last doubt for Zidane: Creative Isco or overpowering Bale?
- June 02, 2017

All that in only his second season as a coach. If you're new to betting, My Betting Sites can help you understand how betting odds work ahead of the Champions League final. Real Madrid are the Champions League's leading goal-scorers in the competition this season, but Zinedine Zidane's men will come up against a Juventus side who have only conceded three goals en route to the final. (more...)
Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home
- June 02, 2017

ESPN , SB Nation and HuffPost have all confirmed the incident with authorities. Los Angeles Police Department officer Aareon Jefferson told CNN that they had received a call Wednesday morning to say that the n-word had been painted on the Cleveland Cavaliers star's gate. (more...)
Newcomers to Cavs-Warriors rivalry embrace Finals
- June 02, 2017

On top of his versatility and solid defense, he's shooting 47 percent from 3-point range in the postseason, tops on a team with some of the best shooters in the world. But unfortunately, the Warriors are here. I put that behind me a long time ago. Anticipation for Cavs-Warriors III is building to the point where it could rival the final installment of what many consider the greatest sports trilogy ever - Ali-Frazier III aka "The Thrilla in Manila". (more...)
Warburton to lead Lions in New Zealand tour opener
- June 02, 2017

Asked to comment on such polls underscoring the Kiwi public's lack of knowledge on the Lions , New Zealander Gatland said: "You've got to be very careful about what you say". The battle for supremacy in the second row will be key to the outcome of the Test series. If a tour game or two ends in defeat along the way, he would accept that, providing the tour objectives were being met. (more...)
Tamim century lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 against England
- June 02, 2017

In the next 10 overs, both Tamim and Mushfiqur Rahim (79) added 65 runs. After failing to qualify for the knockouts in World Cup 2015 at the expense of a resurgent Bangladesh , they have shed the image of being a poor white-ball cricket side and have since risen in ODIs and T20s. (more...)
Murray, Wawrinka, Pliskova in action at French Open Murray, Wawrinka, Pliskova in action at French Open
- June 02, 2017

Anderson, ranked at 56 in the world, made the most of the 18th-seeded Australian's 42 unforced errors to progress to the third round where he will face Britain's Kyle Edmund. "So I don't think I was match-ready to play best-of-five sets, but he played well today. I can't talk about it, I can't", he said. "I feel like I've way underdone", the 18th seed said. (more...)
Venus Williams into 3rd round of French Open Venus Williams into 3rd round of French Open
- June 01, 2017

Serena Williams will give birth to her first child soon and her fans are patiently awaiting the baby's arrival and any clues about her due date and gender. While it won't be her first time becoming an auntie, it will be her first as a full-fledged, hands-on adult auntie. "I came here to win the matches", Kvitova said. (more...)
Mavericks stuck with 9th pick in National Basketball Association draft lottery Mavericks stuck with 9th pick in National Basketball Association draft lottery
- June 01, 2017

Instead, the Lakers will now give the Magic two second round picks. "We can't expect to be a team on the rise this year", Connelly said. Meanwhile, the Lakers are in a prime spot for post-Kobe Bryant redemption as they could walk away with a top young talent or trade that pick along with Jordan Clarkson to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George . (more...)
Djokovic, Nadal reach French Open third round Djokovic, Nadal reach French Open third round
- June 01, 2017

Back on court with the 12th-seeded Tsonga trailing 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 5-4, the Frenchman lasted less than eight minutes, losing the first three points on his serve but managing to save the three match points. After his win, Nadal said: "I'm very happy to come back on the Court Philippe Chatrier". Djokovic felt he improved from his win over Marcel Granollers, although he allowed Sousa into the match in the second set and might have trailed 4-2 in the third. (more...)
Defiant Arsene Wenger confident Arsenal's FA Cup triumph has silenced the doubters
- May 31, 2017

Adams won two Premier League and FA Cup doubles under Wenger in 1998 and 2002. Arsenal were winning 1-0 at the time of Moses's dismissal thanks to Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener - which was awarded by the referee after the linesman had initially ruled it offside. (more...)
Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals
- May 31, 2017

The 51-year-old coach took an indefinite leave of absence on April 23 as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery he underwent almost two years ago. Everything Kerr said is technically true. Kerr said he took part in every meeting and film session with the team during the Western Conference finals series against the San Antonio Spurs and also addressed the team. (more...)
Novak Djokovic wins first match with Andre Agassi as coach
- May 30, 2017

Three clay-court titles at Monte Carlo , Barcelona and Madrid suggest the 30-year-old is poised to end a three-year drought at majors - his last Grand Slam triumph came in Paris in 2014. 'It's going to take a little bit of time , and all the good things take a bit of time to get their real effect. Almost a year after his slump started, Novak Djokovic is ready to reveal his new game at the French Open . (more...)
After mistake in 2012, Sato learns lesson to win Indy 500 After mistake in 2012, Sato learns lesson to win Indy 500
- May 30, 2017

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 as F1 star Fernando Alonso was forced out with smoke billowing from his vehicle with just 21 laps of the 200 lap race remaining. Castroneves finished second for the third time in his career. Castroneves has accumulated 245 points while Dixon , Sato and reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud all have 234. (more...)
Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals
- May 30, 2017

In the NFL, which was then known as the American Professional Football Association, the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions met three straight times from 1952-54. "It's too stressful, and I'm not stressed right now". "We understand the challenges they present and the history that we have and it's gonna be fun", Curry said Friday after the Warriors practised. (more...)
LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
- May 30, 2017

The Warriors are not a group given to bold predictions - well, Green is, but he's the outlier - and they are more cheeky than brash. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night to set up a NBA Finals rematch with the Golden State Warriors . (more...)
Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals
- May 29, 2017

He, Love and the rest of them never feel the full brunt of scrutiny that James rinses down the drain each morning, but that's the beauty of the lightning rod - it renders the biggest bolts harmless, sparing the rest of the structure damage from the heat. (more...)
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery
- May 29, 2017

For the third straight year , the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals . To me, it's insane to think that Danny Ainge will replace his best player but Thomas must be careful with his words. The sustained success is insane, but it's what the Celtics are chasing. "They care about my health, not just being a basketball player", Thomas said. (more...)
Home Sports 'Poets don't win Titles' - Mourinho Slays Critics after Europa Triumph
- May 29, 2017

The move was in doubt but after United confirmed their Champions League status for next season by winning the Europa League on Wednesday night they were confident they would get their man before the end of June. But having fielded a team with an average age of 22 years and 282 days, the youngest to ever start a major European final, he expressed hope they would be better for the experience. (more...)
England are going to be a challenge for every team: Virat Kohli
- May 28, 2017

The West Indian legend said that England are his firm favourites because of the home conditions. "If you think too far ahead and try and think you are defending the title, it is going to put unnecessary undue pressure on you. "When two of your greatest players play freely, it gives a lot of confidence to players batting above them". The right-handed batsman said that nearly everything went against them this IPL season. (more...)
Mark Lawrenson predicts Chelsea will beat Arsenal in FA Cup final
- May 28, 2017

They will not be in a box. "Instead, on the other side, we face a team who lost out on the possibility to play in the Champions League next season and they have only this possibility to save their season". Chelsea has already claimed the Premier League title. The 23-year-old England midfielder is in contention for a place against champions Chelsea at Wembley , in what could be manager Arsene Wenger's last game in charge of the Gunners. (more...)
Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals
- May 27, 2017

Paire is ranked No. 45 and has never advanced out of the first round in Paris. "I know I need to be ready since the beginning, because I have a tough opponent in the first round", Nadal said. So much has changed for Djokovic since he completed a career Grand Slam at the French Open past year by beating Andy Murray in the final . Injury-plagued del Potro, who lost to Murray in the 2016 Olympics final , is playing Roland Garros for the first time since 2012. (more...)
NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety
- May 27, 2017

As long as the celebrations are not egregiously offensive, there should be no reason to prevent players from celebrating, whether it's an extravagant pre-planned demonstration or a spontaneous burst of emotion. The NFL's other owners could have voted to give the Rams a waiver and let them host the Super Bowl in the stadium's first season, but they didn't do that at today's owners meeting. (more...)