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Woakes out of Champions Trophy

Morgan said: "Obviously Alex continued his form - Joe, unbelievable, as usual - and it was nice for me to get some runs as well". Woakes, who is England's highest-ranked bowler in the International Cricket Council's one-day rankings, only managed two overs during Thursday's Group A opener against Bangladesh before leaving the field in discomfort. Read More »

IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti robbed at Indy Taco Bell

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IMPD arrested two juvenile suspects after they allegedly robbed the Indy drivers at gunpoint. While they were ordering, two teenagers approached them and held a gun to Mr Dixon's head. Rossi ended Alonso's hopes of becoming the first rookie to win the pole. "Probably like 'Eh, take the wallet and go'". Hours earlier, Dixon had won pole position for next Sunday's Indy 500 race, the most famous event in the Verizon IndyCar US motor racing series. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo urges James Rodriguez to fight on at Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have it all: world-class talent, good looks, endorsement deals, and all of the money a guy could ever want. "We're intelligent, and even he sometimes needs to play a bit less", Zidane said. The Wales global is a doubt for the Champions League final on Saturday evening following an injury-hit season for the 27-year-old. "I'm not Messi's friend, but we're fellow professionals", Ronaldo told Fox Sports . Read More »

Rubber Match: 2017 Finals vs. 2015 and 2016 Finals

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Warriors vs. Cavaliers . The NBA Finals start Thursday night and the oddsmakers have numerous lines on the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors . "I got a promotion when I got to the 30s". But she added, "I really believe they're gonna work it out". And teams that win Game 1 of the NBA Finals have gone on to win the series 70 percent of the time . Read More »

Kevin Durant dominates as Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 1 of final

The first three games were decided by six or fewer before the Cavaliers rolled to a 114-91 victory in Boston on April 5, a win that at the time had the defending champions in the driver's seat for the No. "That's what you dream about as a kid is to play at the highest level". But the Celtics did manage to rebound and earn the top seed in the East. Isaiah Thomas averaged 29.5 points for the Celtics vs. Read More »

Advantage Golden State Warriors in NBA finals series against Cleveland Cavaliers

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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry dribbles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif . Last year, Russell Westbrook was Durant's teammate. Warriors starting center Zaza Pachulia returned after missing the final two games at San Antonio with a bruised right heel and contributed eight points and six rebounds. Read More »

England wins toss, bowls 1st in Champions Trophy opener

For all the anticipation surrounding their latest clash, Azhar told reporters at Edgbaston on Wednesday: "It's just another game. The players play as per the situation and professional players are like that without worrying about anything else", he added. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017 Game 1

James carried the team on his back to help the Cavaliers become the first National Basketball Association team in Finals history to come back from a 3-1 deficit, and somehow he is playing even better now than he was a year ago when he was named Finals MVP.The Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does. Read More »

LeBron James' home vandalized with racial slur

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Hate in America especially for African-Americans is living every day. "No matter how much money you have, how famous you are, how much people admire you, being black in America is tough". LAPD officers arrived and the slur was painted over. According to USA Today , the graffiti is being investigated as a hate crime . James and the Cleveland Cavaliers open play in the NBA Finals with Game 1 on the road against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Read More »

Danny Lee shoots 64 for share of Colonial lead

Americans Stewart Cink and Kevin Kisner were three off the pace, while defending champion Jordan Spieth and Masters champion Sergio Garcia were five behind. Spieth drained a nervy par putt at the 18th and keep the pressure on Kisner. The win caps off what has been a solid run of form for Kisner in recent months with second-place finishes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and then alongside Scott Brown in the new Zurich Classic team format in April. Read More »

Warriors' Curry taking it game by game after last year's collapse

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If he wins this year everyone will discount the effort by claiming he only won because he joined forces with the Warriors . Making his first appearance in the NBA Finals since his Oklahoma City Thunder lost to LeBron James' Miami Heat back in 2012, Durant busted open the dunk highlights early on for the Warriors as he battled James and his Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1. Read More »

Can The Cavs Upset The Warriors? [AUDIO]

Steve Kerr's side takes a 1-0 series lead into game two on Monday (AEST) before the scene shifts to Cleveland for games three and four. He will have to make in-game adjustments-throw double teams at LeBron, switch up matchups and work the pick and roll. Read More »

LeBron James: 'Got to figure out how to combat' Kevin Durant, Warriors

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Curry became the fifth player in National Basketball Association history with 300 career playoff 3s after coming in with 295. The 16-turnover differential between the two teams was the widest in Finals history. "So definitely a lot of things we can correct and get better at". The Warriors also have a likely healthier Curry, their leading scorer. Matt Watson put together an awesome look back at how the 2016 Finals played out . Read More »

Jack Nicklaus says he feels bad for Tiger Woods

Her photo appeared online hours after Woods was arrested near his home in Jupiter, Florida , on suspicion of driving under influence. 'I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions , ' Woods said. Read More »

Cavs reign but Golden State favored in NBA Finals

The Warriors showed just how scary they can be, while the Cavs learned how much work they have ahead of them after a disappointing Game 1 showing in the NBA Finals opener Thursday. Durant goes to Golden State searching for a title, and not only does he help deliver one, he's the difference maker, turning in a brilliant two-way performance that brings the trophy back to the Bay Area. Read More »

Ferrari clearly favouring Vettel, says Hamilton

There is even talk that Mercedes may have to give priority to one of its two drivers to arrest the current slide. "I just said: "'Be careful, that was very, very close .' But I enjoyed it". "It's the right result for the team and for the drivers' championship - but I don't think it was orchestrated". "It wasn't clear how the tyre would perform", Wolff explained. Read More »

Steve Smith criticises Cricket Australia over pay dispute

Australia and New Zealand , two familiar rivals, have had the upper hand on each other while playing at home and have faltered in away games. "We've got a couple of options there as allrounders", Smith said. In December previous year, New Zealand toured their neighbours Australia for the three-match Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. They have tried wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi as opener in one of the warm-up games against India , where he came good top-scoring with a fifty. Read More »

Advantage Golden State Warriors in National Basketball Association finals series against Cleveland Cavaliers

He took some flak for it early from the outside noise but I just thought he was intent on making sure he was playing his best ball late. The Cavs were actually successful in limiting the Warriors three-point game, holding them to just 10-for-30 from behind the arc but losing the turnover battle by such a large margin made this one nearly impossible to win for the CAvs. Read More »

Cavaliers Aim To Closeout Series In Boston

The Cavaliers' victory may not have been as emphatic as Game 2 last week, but it was demoralizing for the Celtics nonetheless. No one could stay in front of him and his mini-run clinched the Cavs' second straight series sweep. "He was born to play one-on-one", James said of Irving. It means that I've got to go straight to work tomorrow, but I'm looking forward to watching some of these prospects. Read More »

Curry, Durant help Warriors rout Cavs in Game 1

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is applauding how Golden State and Cleveland have made it to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. On July 7th, 2016 is when we started waiting for this game. Brown addressed the media pregame on Thursday and said he hadn't yet spoken to Kerr. The rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers couldn't keep up in the Warriors' 113-91 victory Thursday night at Oracle Arena. Read More »

Gareth Bale questionable for Champions League Final

Speaking on El Chiringuito TV, Ronaldo said his only focus was Saturday's Champions League final. Real often struggle to control matches, even against lesser opposition, as evidenced by the number of come-from-behind wins it took Zidane's team to capture La Liga this season. Read More »

A look at the key duels in the Champions League final

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I have the feeling that we are going to play a great match and win. Real Madrid will look to win a 12th Champions League title on Saturday evening - and new Betfair and Paddy Power customers can get 40/1 enhanced odds (Maximum stake £1) on Real Madrid to beat Juventus . Read More »

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1

The duo powered Golden State to a dominant 113-91 win over Cleveland in game one of the deciding series yesterday. Moreover: it's the capacity to pick and choose between those great options, as they choose between Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry . Read More »

Curry, Durant power Warriors in Game 1

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The 2017 NBA Finals will continue Sunday with Game 2 also at the Oracle Arena in Oakland , California. (The latter number ties an NBA Finals record.) That number needs to be much more even in Game 2 in order for Cleveland to even the series. Read More »

Warriors wallop Cavaliers in Game 1 of 2017 NBA Finals

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For the Cavs it's all about Lebron James . In the first quarter alone, Golden State had a handful of uncontested dunks including three for Kevin Durant who in his first finals game since 2012, and first as a Warrior, poured in 38 points on 14-26 shooting and added eight assists and eight rebounds. Read More »

Lacazette boost, Onyekuru latest, Liverpool eye duo

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It looked certain at one stage that the Frenchman would be teaming up with Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid to become the latest in a long line of elite forwards to have played for the Spanish club. "It brings into question the commitments made on both sides". Lacazette enhanced his reputation as one of the most prolific strikers in Europe after scoring 37 goals in all competitions for Lyon last season to continue a trend of netting nearly a goal a game over the past three years. Read More »

Vettel victory not orchestrated by Ferrari - Wolff

He mysteriously struggled with the handling of his Mercedes vehicle over the weekend and had it all to do on Sunday at a track where it's virtually impossible to overtake. Hamilton admits Mercedes has work to do in order to rectify its inconsistent performances. Indeed his victory in Spain earlier this month has been sandwiched by a distant fourth-place finish in Russian Federation and now seventh in Monte Carlo , too. Read More »

Chelsea and Milan given transfer boost as midfield star announces Lyon exit

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Chelsea have directly enquired about the availability of Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso . Juventus have also shown an interest in Tolisso and were reported to be ready to pay £36million for him. There was the Champions League and I thought we had a good team. The interest in him has probably arisen as Chelsea may have hit a roadblock in their pursuit of Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko . Read More »

Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors

Cleveland turned the ball over 20 times. "Our defence allowed us to create momentum until we got our flow", said Curry. "Making the pass that's in front of you". Well OK, not exactlythese Warriors. The 51-year-old Kerr had left open the possibility he might feel well enough to return to the bench by Thursday's opener against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. Read More »

Bale looks forward to Welsh homecoming

For Juventus , victory would be the third occasion they have been crowned kings of the continent, and the first since beating Ajax in the 1996 final. "It was a lovely, unique thing personally for me to score the goal to win the European Cup", Mijatovic told AFP at a sun-drenched Santiago Bernabeu as big screens were mounted to beam back Saturday's final in Cardiff to fans back in the Spanish capital. Read More »