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Chris Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy with side strain

In a batsman-heavy side, the big contributor was their best, Tamim Iqbal , who made 128, the highest ever individual score for Bangladesh in the trophy. Morgan at the other end was finding the boundaries at will en route to his 33rd half century. " That worked out today , thrilled to bits to get off to a good start", said Root after England chased down 305 for six in 47.2 overs. Read More »

Nicky Hayden, MotoGP Champion, Dies at 35 After Bicycle Crash

The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden is being treated, says on Sunday that Hayden's condition "remains unchanged". The 35-year-old Honda rider was struck by a passenger auto while cycling in Rimini last Wednesday following the Imola World Superbike round. Read More »

'He's with me': Mourning dad, American wins at French Open

Serbia's Novak Djokovic looks on as he plays Portugal's Joao Sousa during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Paris . "I think my serve worked better than yesterday". He had reached the third round with impressive wins over French 31st seed Gilles Simon and experienced Davis Cup victor Viktor Troicki . Read More »

I understand why James wants to leave Real Madrid: Ronaldo

The return speaks for itself, with 13 goals in his last nine appearances and the lowest number of games played in a single campaign since missing a large chunk of 2009/10 through injury. Zinedine Zidane's men beat Atletico Madrid after penalties a year ago to lift their 12th European Cup - more than any other team. For Real Madrid , Benzema can be decisive, as can Isco , Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo , there are a lot of players who can make a difference. Read More »

CJ McCollum Thinks Klay Thompson Will Leave The Warriors

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Stephen Curry did his share by scoring 28 points with six 3-pointers and 10 assists as this sure-to-be thrilling trilogy began, a long-expected, spectacular grand finale envisioned ever since that July day Durant left Oklahoma City to join the loaded Warriors. Read More »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo finds best form at right time

For the Old Lady , it's a chance to be the first Italian side to complete a treble since Inter Milan did so in 2009/10, whilst they're seeking to win their first Champions League since 1996. Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has once again proved that when it comes to having confidence in his own abilities there is no one quite like the Portuguese. Read More »

Pendley's 3-run homer helps Oklahoma top Baylor 6-3 in WCWS

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However, Moore has in his arsenal two players who were on his 2014 Baylor squad that punched its way to Oklahoma City , in senior third baseman Lindsey Cargill and senior second baseman Ari Hawkins. After trailing 6-1, Baylor scored twice in the top of the seventh against Oklahoma reliever Paige Lowary . Two pitches later, Pendley, who has 14 RBIs in the postseason, sent the pro-OU crowd into a frenzy with the three-run long ball to make it 4-0. Read More »

Ronaldo: Fans Booing At Madrid Makes Me Miss United

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Barca won only one major trophy, the Copa del Rey, last term as they lost the La Liga title to Real Madrid and were eliminated from the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. However, the Spanish global doesnt seem interested in depriving his teammate of a fifth Ballon dOr to tie Messis record. "I am not 100 percent, I haven't played for six or seven weeks", Bale said on Tuesday. Read More »

Struggling Murray moves ahead at Roland Garros

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Del Potro, playing in Paris for the first time in five years after battling a series of wrist injuries, also suffered an injury scare himself when he pulled up, holding his left leg in the second set. Meanwhile, world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka came out on top in his slugfest with Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov , winning 6-4, 7-6 (5), 7-5 and move into the third round. Read More »

Texans cut receiver after prior sexual misconduct violation comes to light

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Inside linebacker Max Bullough and wide receiver Keith Mumphery were both waived today according to multiple sources. Mumphery was accused of sexually assaulting a female student in her dorm room in 2015. He was largely a special teams player but also saw time at linebacker, making 25 tackles past year. Bullough, who played at MSU in 2010-13 and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and third-team All-American as a senior, played in a career-high 16 games last season with the Texans ... Read More »

Manu Ginobili Never Slowed Down

Golden State awaits the victor of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers . The Cleveland Cavaliers lead that series, 2-1, over the Boston Celtics . Despite this being Manu Ginobili's possible final game, at every moment in which the Spurs seemed to have some life, the Warriors responded with a basket on the other end that would silence the crowd. Read More »

Cavs coach Lue: Warriors best I've ever seen

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The Warriors are the first team to win their first 12 games of the postseason, sweeping all three rounds so far. Three-point shooting played a critical role in Cleveland's success against the Warriors last June. Warriors forward Draymond Green shrugged off any redemption notion, saying the desire to become a dynasty matters more than revenge. "There are no shortcuts to win a championship". Read More »

5 talking points ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour

In some ways it shows up the incredible contrast between today's professionals and the amateurs who played 26 games over three months, being beaten black and blue in the process, all for 75 pence per day expenses. Irishman McLoughlin broke his thumb with the blow, bringing an end to his tour. Barry John posted a record 188 points in a single tour, while Gareth Edwards, Gerald Davies, JPR Williams and more combined in devastating fashion to stun the favourites and hosts. Read More »

We are taking it as a normal game: Azhar Ali

Preview: Ross Taylor is matter-of-fact when he reviews his career and previews New Zealand's Champions Trophy hopes: is this the year he adds a world title to his list of credentials? "And you need to be switched on the whole time ". In the bowling department, for India , Ashish Nehra has the best figures of 10-0-55-4 and for Pakistan , Naved-ul-Hasan has best bowling figures of 9-1-25-4. Read More »

LeBron James' Los Angeles home vandalized with racial slur

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Property management removed the graffiti before officers arrived and investigators are reviewing security footage, police said. Here's a look at some of LeBron's statements over the years, from his tribute to Trayvon Martin to his comments this week about the vandalism at his home. Read More »

Champions Trophy teams reassured over safety following Manchester terror attack

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In test cricket, we've been able to reach the top with that mindset, (along) with a hunger to win. "For us as cricketers, it is just another game. We are in a good head-space going into this tournament". "The hype and atmosphere around the India-Pakistan match is beyond our control, but for us it is the same as any other match". In five finals - three in the World Cup and two in the Champions Trophy - England have come up short, but a new belief has been fostered among Eoin Morgan's team ... Read More »

NBA Finals focus: Breaking down Warriors' Game 1 win

Someone painted a racial slur - the N-word - on the gate of his Los Angeles home, leaving James to address racism rather than his seventh straight Finals appearance or stopping KD. With his big output in Game 1 , Durant joined Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players to score at least 25 points in each of his first six Finals games. Read More »

England's Woakes injured out of rest of Champions Trophy

Captain Steve Smith says Australia are unlikely to let their full pace quartet loose against New Zealand in their Champions Trophy opener at Edgbaston . Laxman praised the Indian batsmen for showing the temperament and skills in English conditions. The only selection dilemma in an otherwise settled batting line up is who amongst Glenn Maxwell and Chris Lynn will get the nod to fulfil the finisher's role. Read More »

Tom Brady to Steph Curry, LeBron James: 'Good luck Champs!'

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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James readies to shoot during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif . The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs and have won 27 of their last 28 overall. "It was like somebody seeing color TV for the first time", McHale said of being a part of that history. The intrigue of will he or won't he coach in the Finals was building in the run up to tonight's opening game. Read More »

Juventus v Real Madrid: RequestABet for CL final

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It's hard to argue because Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's squad rotation system has netted Madrid the Spanish league title and yet another Champions League final. Allegri said his team had matured since that loss to Barcelona and now had greater self-confidence. I hope they can - and will be backing a 1-0 Juventus win at 7/1 with 188BET. Read More »

B/R Experts Predict the Champions League Final

Find out what time the match gets underway where you are in the world . A European title is the one of the few major prizes to elude the Italian in an illustrious career that has seen him lose two Champions League finals. For me personally, getting to the final is a great joy. "We have to prove our character and who is the best", Ronaldo said this week as he eyed a third Champions League triumph with Real to add to the one he secured with Manchester United in 2008. Read More »

England sweat on Woakes scans

But there was no hiding Morgan's concern regarding Woakes, with the skipper telling reporters: "It is a worry when he goes off the field and can't come back on and bowl". "But yes, he would definitely be a loss if he couldn't play". On his own performance, he said: "I want to lead from the front this tournament, put ourselves in a good position after this game, two to go in the group stages". Read More »

Ronaldo back to break new ground at Champions League final

Team coach, Zinedine Zidane is also attempting to become the first coach to win the UEFA Champions League two years in a row, while Cristiano Ronaldo could become the first player to score in three Champions League finals. No team have fallen at the last hurdle of Europe's top club competition more often than Juventus . A 2006 World Cup victor with Italy, for whom he remains the first-choice keeper, Juve's grand old man Buffon craves a Champions League medal to add to his ... Read More »

Rain reduces Aus-NZ clash to 46 overs

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Earlier, Australia lost three early wickets in its 235-run chase against New Zealand in the 33 overs limit rain-hit match. A rain delayed of nearly two hours reduced the match to 46 overs per side but Ronchi looked as though he had never left the middle as he continued to fire once played resumed. Read More »

Sportswriter Fired for Controversial Indianapolis 500 Tweet

As is customary, a portion of his winnings will go to his Andretti Autosport team. "I'm sorry, I know better, and I'm angry at myself because there was not constructive objective in saying it". In front of reporters, he. "We avoided disaster and we almost got (win) No. 4". By winning the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the 40-year-old may have even single-handedly redeemed all Asian drivers who have always been stereotyped as awful drivers. Read More »

All-Star promise: Subban says Preds will win Game 3 vs. Pens

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Malkin and Subban even ended up fighting in the third period when things got out of hand. And after Rinne had allowed four goals on 11 shots in Game 1 , he wanted to feel good about his game again. Scott Wilson was dropped to the fourth line with Matt Cullen and Patric Hornqvist . Dubbed the Broadway Smash: Preds Party With a Purpose , Jackson's performance and the accompanying activities will kick off a series of watch parties for the game along Broadway in Nashville. Read More »

Intrigue, Dynasty, Sub-Plots: The Cavs-Warriors Are Back

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But even as the Charles Barkleys of the world wrote off Curry and Klay Thompson as soft, the Warriors worked to surround them with teammates willing to mix things up. Murmurs throughout the season had suggested that Kevin Durant , the 2014 Most Valuable Player, might consider leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder, who had pushed the Warriors to seven games in the Western Conference Finals . Read More »

Ayesha Curry Giving Steph Motivational Speeches Before Every Game

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Kevin Durant joined a list of greats with his 38-point performance3. Curry had 28 points, 10 assists and six rebounds, including an offensive rebound he grabbed while being sandwiched by LeBron and Tristan Thompson . Stand-in Warriors coach Mike Brown was pleased with the team's display and challenged them to go out and repeat it in game two on Sunday. Irving would answer back with a three-pointer of his own with three seconds left, but the damage had been done, as Golden State would ... Read More »

Durant shakes LeBron on the baseline, throws down monster dunk

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Kevin Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds, but was just 4 of 13 from the field. The biggest difference between the 2017 Finals and the last two Finals is Golden State's addition of Kevin Durant . Draymond Green picked up two fouls in the first 4-1/2 minutes. So, he says, at age 29, "About six months ago it started to connect, so I got a little carried away with it, and made up my own reason to have a playoff beard". Read More »

Sidney Crosby spent Game 6 getting bullied by the Ottawa Senators

Pittsburgh were winning the shot battle 34-19. Senators goalie Craig Anderson stopped 45 shots, including 22 of 23 in the second period, to redeem himself after getting pulled in Game 5. That's unacceptable if you're [Senators' coach] Guy Boucher. "He's got a very level and I don't think people are surprised he was able to bounce back and have game like that". Read More »