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England bowl v Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

Roy managed scores of one, eight and four in recent one-day global series against South Africa but Morgan ruled out tinkering with the opening partnership. The top two teams in each group will go through to the semi-finals followed by the final, also at the Oval , on June 18. Despite a spectacular batting collapse and a comprehensive defeat to South Africa on Monday, hosts England begin the Champions Trophy tournament this week as favourites. Read More »

Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has said racism will always be a part of America after his Los Angeles home was sprayed with racist graffiti ahead of the first game of the National Basketball Association championship. Durant has been terrific in his first postseason with the Warriors , averaging 25.2 points on 55.6 percent shooting. "I think we were the most poised team previous year". Read More »

Drew Pomeranz: Drew Pomeranz strong for seven in win

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The Red Sox won for the seventh time in nine games. But Cooper said Sale also knows that he can have success with the "hybrid" approach, an asset that will come in handy as he gets older and naturally begins to lose some velocity. Price, who missed the first part of the year with a left elbow strain, threw 88 pitches in five innings. Boston scored two in the fourth to even the score. Read More »

Jake Guentzel, Matt Murray lead Penguins to more thievery

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Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Murray catches the puck during hockey practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh . Then it's way too much. And it was once again led by the baby-faced son of a coach who has no problem shouldering the responsibility of playing alongside star Sidney Crosby . Read More »

Stephen Curry ready to take back championship that got away

As Lowe put it in his Finals preview , if the Warriors' lesser shooters are hitting their open threes, "you lose". Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate a basket as San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (14) and Jonathon Simmons (17) watch during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals , Monday, May 22, 2017, in San Antonio. Read More »

Thousands turn out to remember JFK on 100th birthday

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The stamp features a 1960 photograph by Ted Spiegel of Kennedy campaigning for president in Seattle. Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Museum officials say thousands attended its events . The event was held in partnership with the JFK Hyannis Museum at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center. Read More »

Auburn to the East? Jacobs says it's more than a pipe dream

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He also defended against the notion that he is looking for Auburn to get into the easier division, by saying that the strength of the divisions is very cyclical, citing Florida's two national championships in the years before Saban transformed Alabama into the superpower that it is now. Read More »

Zverev crushes Djokovic to claim maiden Masters 1000 title

He split with co-coach Boris Becker last December after three years and the former champion sharply criticized Djokovic's lack of desire. He then confirmed eight-time Grand Slam title victor Andre Agassi would coach him in Paris. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic didn't manage to defend his title from the previous year, but to be honest, just a few expected this to happen because the Serbian tennis player is now trying to regain his level of the game, from the beginning of 2016. Read More »

Kavanagh tips Holloway to defeat Aldo 'convincingly' this weekend

On Thursday, Aldo and Holloway faced off for the first time during fight week just days away from their showdown in the Octagon where the victor will walk out as the undisputed featherweight champion of the world. Still, it's impossible to ignore after a year long build up to the fight, Aldo falling to McGregor in such dramatic fashion will certainly be a moment that will live in infamy forever. Read More »

LeBron James NBA team aspirations

The Warriors won the first championship matchup against the Cavaliers in 2015. "I think when you're the prohibitive favorite against LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, that means you're a heck of a team, and they sure are". Read More »

Sam Warburton to captain British and Irish Lions in tour opener

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Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Saturday's tour opener in Whangarei. "I don't care how we win". The country breakdown in the starting XV is five England players, four from Gatland's Welsh side, three Irish players and three from Scotland. "That was great. Read More »

Chelsea star Fabregas unhappy with being dropped, doubt cast over future

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The media every press conference an issue of it [my future]. "It's down to the board members if I am the right man to lead this club further", the 67-year-old Frenchman said. Most impressively of all, Mertesacker did it without committing a single foul. Fabregas scored five league goals as Chelsea won the title. Ramsey netted a 79th-minute victor with a close-range header to help Arsenal win their third FA Cup in four seasons. Read More »

Durant vs James 2

LeBron couldn't when he left Cleveland. As James and the Cavaliers prepare to face the Golden State Warriors and their collection of All-Stars in the NBA Finals , he is leaning on the experience he has had in previous postseason matchups against great San Antonio and Boston teams. Read More »

Steve Kerr possible to return in Finals, sources say

Cleveland is a heavy underdog against the Warriors in the NBA Finals . Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. That series turned when Green was suspended for Game 5 and James and Kyrie Irving took over from there. "But at the end of the day winning a championship is winning a championship". Read More »

LeBron James' Brentwood home hit with racial graffiti slurs

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Jefferson, the LAPD officer, told CNN that they can not now say if the home was burgled. Police confirmed the incident, which is still under investigation, to ESPN . TMZ was first to report that the Los Angeles home of LeBron James was vandalized early Wednesday morning. The 9,440-square-foot home is not James' primary residence. Read More »

Chelsea player ratings in FA Cup final: Who came to play?

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Wenger's future, which has been up in the air for months, will be settled at a board meeting on Tuesday, but the 67-year-old said he could not say for certain whether or not the club's decision-makers will back him. We are at the end of the season and a lot of players are exhausted and then there is a lot of pressure. "I know I am in a public job". The only thing I can say is that this season we've had some hard moments. Read More »

Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win

Jake Guentzel led the rally with the second of his two goals, Evgeni Malkin and Scott Wilson also finding the back of the net. For the playoffs, the 22-year-old forward has 12 goals, setting the record for an American-born player in the playoffs. Read More »

Predators look to close out Ducks on home ice

Momentum is certainly on Nashville's side after beating the Ducks 3-1 on the road. They also won't allow his absence to stop their quest for the Predators' first berth in the Stanley Cup Final . Words like "rough" and "vicious" aren't normally terms of endearment, but in the context Cherry was putting that Game 5, and the series as a whole, into there's no greater compliment. Read More »

James Milner targets Liverpool trophies after top-four spot

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Pep Guardiola's side required only a point to secure a top-four place, but instead of sitting back went about dismantling their opponents. Arsenal , Juventus and Ireland legend Brady also feels the increased competition among the Top 6-7 sides makes it hard for all the clubs involved. Read More »

NBA Draft: Celtics, Sixers could swap picks, per new report

Brian Robb covers the Celtics for CBS Boston and contributes to NBA.com, among other media outlets. Now that it's a sure thing, Ainge holds all the cards when it comes to a potential deal for George or Butler. You simply can't pass that up. You can go on about the scoring, because there is no doubting that he is one of the truly elite scorers in the National Basketball Association, but that is not only it. Read More »

Predators lose again to the Penguins

For two periods, the Predators did nearly everything necessary to give themselves the lead. Nashville became the first team since the National Hockey League began tracking the stat in 1957 to hold a team without a shot for an entire period during the Stanley Cup Final . Read More »

Ten need-to-know basketball betting notes for the NBA Finals

While Silver has his argument, others would say Durant's decision all but sealed the fate of the NBA Finals before the season even began. Of course the cheapest ways to watch the NBA Finals is going old-school and using antennas like these , which are much more advance than the ones your parents used, to pick up the game. Read More »

Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead

In Game 1 against Washington in the second round, Crosby scored 12 seconds into the second period, and again 52 seconds later to give Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead (they won 3-2). He didn't return in the period. He hadn't scored a goal for eight games, starting with Game Seven of the second round against Washington and stretching through all seven games of the East final against Ottawa. Read More »

Gatland gives players four games to prove worthiness of Lions place

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But, for the former All Blacks hooker, it is the test matches that count. While the Lions backs cut rivals to ribbons with their speed of pass and the peerless kicking of Welsh flyhalf John, the forwards did their bit by standing up to a furious physical assault that leaves the reader wincing nearly 50 years on - but by also giving the New Zealanders a lesson in dynamic scrummaging. Read More »

Mahrez confirms he is set to leave Leicester City

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But the Foxes will seek up to £50 million (S$89.1 million) for the 26-year-old, who said that he was "fiercely ambitious" and wanted to move to a "new experience". The explanation for this might be because teams double-marked him, or because Leicester in general reverted to nearer their natural level of performance, or maybe simply because he isn't anywhere near as good as his one brilliant season suggested. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: England vs Bangladesh match today

England players hold a team talk at The Oval yesterday on the eve of their Champions Trophy tie vs B'desh today. "This is the first time we are playing the tournament as a deserving team and the boys are excited and I hope they will give their best", Mashrafe responded when asked if the World Cup win would give them an added advantage. Read More »

Valverde becomes Barcelona's new head coach

The 53-year-old Valverde has been widely touted to replace Luis Enrique , who announced earlier this year that he was exhausted and would not continue as Barcelona's coach. Ernesto Valverde will be officially presented on Thursday. "He's very happy very excited, he has the ability, experience and knowledge for the job". Read More »

£350000-per-week! Ozil and Sanchez band together in Arsenal demands

Speaking to Arsenal Player in the wake of official confirmation of his new two year deal , the Arsenal manager was asked about his summer plans and admitted there would some squad turnover. City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak wants Guardiola to pull off an unprecedented "quadruple" of major trophies next season - and the Spaniard is likely to need a host of new signings to do so. Read More »

Cricket's ICC Champions Trophy marked by Google's latest Doodle

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England's captain confirmed they would be unlikely to make a change at the top of the order even if Roy continued to struggle during the competition. "We know that the game has gone quite a long way and we have had some good results in the recent past, so we will do our best to match that. It is in his delivery stride that he feels the pain". Read More »

Coach Steve Kerr possible to return in NBA Finals, sources say

The Warriors are the first team to enter the NBA Finals without a loss in the first three rounds. And they've only won one championship. The Warriors just happened to draft three of them. And when people try to discredit the individual significance of winning with a team this talented, I can't totally disagree. Want Warriors news in your inbox? "I know I've grown as a player just through experience from the last five years, but if I don't go out there and execute, none of that ... Read More »

5 things to notice in the NBA Finals

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Cleveland's LeBron James is the NBA's version of the Hulk because when he's on, he's a monster to stop. James scored 41 points in Game 5 of the Finals past year and 41 points in Game 6. Cleveland is 6-2-1 ATS in its last nine games. He totaled 11 rebounds and 20 rebounds in Games 4, 5 and 6. Add to that mix veterans like Deron Williams, Channing Frye, Kyle Korver and J.R. Read More »

Penguins shuffle lines for Game 2 of Cup Final

This can be a little bit of a double-edged sword because more shots will allow Rinne to get into a better rhythm, but 12 shots is unacceptable. "When you have a guy that you can look up to, I was confident to say that in front of a lot of people, and that's what's happening right now". Read More »

Pens wary, Preds confident as Game 2 looms

It's not much. Unless you're playing the Pittsburgh Penguins. At the start of the second period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh, Waddell chucked a dead catfish he smuggled into PPG Arena onto the ice. "We're going to win the next game and then we'll see what happens from there", Subban said. We would hope that in the spirit of good sportsmanship that any charges for throwing a catfish onto the ice would be quickly dismissed. Read More »