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Bangladesh elect to bat first

Bangladesh , meanwhile, were let down by poor bowling in the tournament opener against hosts England altough the batsmen were in good form. Bangladesh , on the other hand, need four points from their remaining two games. Selectors have made one change to the side that faced New Zealand at Edgbaston last Friday with John Hastings omitted in favour of leg-spinner Adam Zampa. Read More »

Cavs seek answers after dropping two to Warriors

Golden State became the first club in National Basketball Association history to win 14 consecutive playoff games and the Warriors could be in the early years of a dynasty run to match legendary Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers teams. Read More »

Nadal storms into quarters, Muguruza and Venus exit

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And a first career win against a top-10 ranked opponent will be rewarded with a meeting against nine-time champion Nadal. "I am in the quarter-finals, I am happy and I am playing well". Earlier in the day, Kei Nishikori avoided an upset in his rain-interrupted match, as he eventually overcame Chung Hyeon in five sets. "It will be a really special match for me". Read More »

Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators force game seven against Penguins

The Ottawa power play , which had gone 0-for-29 in the previous 10 games, produced, with Ryan ultimately wiring a one-timer short-side to tie the score. The Penguins may not have won Game 6, but they still had a strong showing. Malkin wound up face-to-face with goalie Craig Anderson , who stopped the initial shot but couldn't keep the big Russian from taking the rebound around him and tucking the puck in the net. Read More »

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox

The Orioles will start right-hander Chris Tillman (1-2, 5.87). He gave up three hits, struck out seven and did not allow a runner past first base until Manny Machado led off the seventh with a home run. - Benintendi tied the game in the third inning with a solo blast to right field. Red Sox manager John Farrell recently mentioned how pitchers were challenging Benintendi with offspeed pitches in any count. Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals Is Now Tied After Nashville Win Over Pittsburgh

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And then came Gaudreau's goal, confirmed only after the horn sounded and officials reviewed the play. With the score tied 1-1 in the second period, it was Rinne who stopped Chris Kunitz on a breakaway. He skated in on Rinne and faked a slap shot before slipping the puck past him for his eighth goal and 24th point of the playoffs. It was Crosby's first goal of the series. Read More »

Adoring Madrid fans demand Ballon d'Or for hero Ronaldo

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I think I am going to retire at Real Madrid , ' Ronaldo said previous year. "We're enjoying winning them at the moment, so we'll continue to do so", Bale added. He helped Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 last summer, but missed three months of this season after undergoing ankle surgery in November. "We were considering more at one point, but I've worked tirelessly hard to get back and to get ready for this game". Read More »

Draymond Green: 'Going over the edge' won't win me a championship

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One win at home kept them in the series long enough to come from behind and erase a 3-1 deficit to win the finals previous year. "We had a lot of guys who played exceptionally well individually, and we played with great energy, but heading to Cleveland , we're going to have to be a lot smarter", Kerr said . Read More »

Grace under pressure: Penguins goalie Matt Murray cool the on playoff stage

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The group, with help from an engaged forward group, limited shots in and around Rinne, won puck battles along the boards and escaped the defensive zone with seeming ease. Rinne, 34, will have to rebound in a big way. Catfish watch is on for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final . The Predators, who hadn't lost two straight playoff games this spring until the Final, hope to feed off the enthusiasm of their fans in Game 3. Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in game two

To the casual observer, LeBron James' actions after Game 2 of the NBA Finals were the flawless example of frustration finally boiling over. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif ., Sunday, June 4, 2017. Read More »

Durant, Curry Again Lead Warriors To Rout Of Cavs

The problem was they couldn't stop Golden State's high-powered attack. There is always a chance whenever James is on the floor, and both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are healthy. He has totaled eight rebounds combined over two games after averaging more than nine boards per contest in the regular season. "Offensively, that's what the world sees but what I see is defensively, he's changing the game". Read More »

MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden dies after cycling collision

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CESENA, Italy (AP) - Four days after being hit by a auto while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital. We are all so proud of that. The American, who had been racing for Red Bull Honda's World Superbike team, collided with a auto near Rimini on May 17 while training. Read More »

Can Somebody On the Cavs Please Help LeBron?

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Once again, the Cavaliers got solid performances by their Big Three. "He missed some chippies - ones he's so accustomed to making".They got no production off their bench, and it was all down to LeBron, with Kyrie Irving , Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love also struggling throughout the match.But recall this: the Cavaliers fell 0-2 in last year's NBA Finals matchup against the Warriors , as well. Read More »

Nishikori rallies from set down to make quarters

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Murray's wife Kim and Sophia are with him in Paris as he continues his French Open campaign, which on Monday brought a 6-3 6-4 6-4 win over Karen Khachanov in the fourth round. "I think the rain helped me a lot, because I was really down in the fourth set and mentally I wasn't ready", said Nishikori, who received a code violation Saturday after smashing a racquet in frustration. Read More »

Andy Murray feeling good ahead of Karen Khachanov fourth-round match

Yet two days on and the towering Argentine national hero, a former US Open victor whose career has been blighted by a wrist injury and a series of unfortunate ailments, was requiring his own comfort blanket after his spirit was broken and bruised by Andy Murray recapturing the opulent levels that make him the world number one he is. Read More »

Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals

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But she missed a backhand, then put her hands on her hips and rolled her eyes. When rain brought a premature halt to proceedings, three matches had still to be completed. The three-time major champion is now 650-181 for his career, a.782 winning percentage. "I grew up on clay, playing half the year on clay". Wozniacki, the 11th-seeded Dane, advanced to the final eight after beating American teen CiCi Bellis 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Read More »

French Open: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic advance to second round

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The American also had a surprise visitor, with Djokovic's former coach Boris Becker popping out to shake the hand of his successor. "I think this is exactly what I need at this moment, a person like him that understands the transitions as a tennis player and as a person as well, going through these kind of lifestyle and certain choices that you make, how that affects you later on". Read More »

Sebastian Vettel Extends Lead Over Lewis Hamilton after Monaco Grand Prix Victory

Lewis Hamilton was emphatic in the aftermath of the Monaco Grand Prix . It is the second pole of the season for Ferrari after Vettel was on the front of the grid in Russian Federation. The race was back on on lap 68, which again allowed Vettel to pull away but put Ricciardo under pressure from Bottas and Verstappen and the Australian's race very almost ended then and there when he got too deep into turn one and hit the wall hard. Read More »

Morgan confident of avoiding repeat New Zealand thrashing

The contrast between now and then is stark. With Australia already having two matches abandoned, a big win for the Black Caps over Bangladesh will see the side go through. England rarely field two spinners in Cardiff because of the short straight boundaries and, with Moeen certain to play, that could mean Rashid missing out again. Read More »

Halep and Svitolina into French quarters

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Paris has also had some problems in the last (few) years. "I am sure everyone will share in thoughts and prayers for everyone who has been affected". Open champions. But in Paris he had hardly looked as the top seed. Cepede Royg, ranked 97 in the world, is only the second Paraguayan to make the fourth round of a major. Read More »

NBA Finals focus: Breaking down the Warriors' Game 2 win

Through two games, Thompson has been rendered unplayable: 8 points and 8 rebounds total . His shooting slump felt like a distant memory as he dropped 22 points in Game 2, to go along with his stellar defense making life hard for Kyrie Irving (primarily). Read More »

Laviolette asks fans to stop throwing catfish on ice

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And then came Gaudreau's goal, which was confirmed only after the horn sounded and officials reviewed the play. Rinne finished the game with 23 saves at better than 95 percent. Crosby faked a shot than deked around Rinne to score on a backhander at 15:57, tying the game at 1. After the Penguins killed off a Ron Hainsey high-sticking minor, Rinne had his finest sequence of the night, making three saves in 3 seconds. Read More »

Dortmund appoint Peter Bosz as new coach

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the managerial appointment of Peter Bosz on a two-year deal. His contract at Ajax expired in 2019. "We have had a great season, especially in the Europa League ". Bosz is known for his attractive and attacking vision and has the late Johan Cruyff as one of his inspirators. By the end of May the eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund chose to part ways with coach Thomas Tuchel after two seasons. Read More »

The pros and cons of privatizing air traffic control

The proposal is similar to one pushed a year ago by Rep. Bill Shuster , R-Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. "The FAA has been trying to upgrade our nation's air traffic control system for a long period of years, but after billions and billions of tax dollars spent and many years of delays, we're still stuck with an ancient, broken, antiquated, terrible system that doesn't work". Read More »

Amla's classy ton helps SA see off Sri Lanka

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For brief periods, Sri Lanka threatened to open some familiar wounds in the South African camp, but just couldn't sustain the promise for long enough in their Group B clash of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval on Saturday. Sri Lanka began the run chase with a lot of promise with Dickwella in fine touch, picking boundaries easily. Tahir took two wickets in the over, accounting for Dinesh Chandimal and Chamara Kapugedera , to break the back of the Sri Lankan middle-order. Read More »

Arsenal makes defender Kolasinac its 1st off-season recruit

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While Arsenal announced Kolasinac had penned a "long-term" contract - Schalke's own statement wishing the player well claimed he has signed with the Gunners until 2022. "Arsenal has a huge tradition and I followed the club as a young boy, in the days of Jens Lehmann and Thierry Henry ". It feels really good and I'm pleased to be here. Read More »

Valverde: Back to Barca way

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Valverde's track record for nurturing youngsters such as Inaki Williams and Aymeric Laporte is also highly valued, with Barca's proud tradition of home-grown players such as Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez. Valverde's calm is what they believe is needed to ease some of the tensions that bubbled between a star-studded squad and Luis Enrique in his final year in charge. Read More »

Nishikori to Face Dominant Murray in Q'final

Cilic, who started the claycourt season with a tournament win in Istanbul is yet to drop a set for the tournament and will come into his match with Wawrinka fresh as he looks to go even further in his best-ever Roland Garros performance. Murray did not arrive in Paris at the height of his powers, dealing with a cold and some recent shaky results. "I am sure everyone will share in thoughts and prayers for everyone who has been affected". Read More »

Ranked Andy Murray eases into French Open quarterfinals

The win over the young gun was a relative stroll for Murray , who lost serve twice but broke straight back against the No. 53. "I just try to find myself into this zone where I don't do much unforced errors", the Ukrainian said, "and still play aggressive". Read More »

Golden state defeated Cleveland in the second game of the NBA Finals

I think tonight I was just in a good rhythm. Golden State had won a record 73 regular-season games past year and led 2-0 only for Cleveland to make the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history and swipe the title. Durant has taken a great team and perhaps made it one for the ages. Asked what he needed after the game, he replied simply : " some food. and some wine". Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins: Why Marc-Andre Fleury should start Game 5

Gaudreau became only the second player to score his first three National Hockey League goals in the Stanley Cup Final. "I mean, I could be sitting on the floor and I would take it", Gaudreau said after scoring the game-winning goal in the 4-1 victory, his second in three nights. Read More »

Fernando Alonso impresses at Indianapolis 500 despite engine failure

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But for Terry Frei , an award-winning sports writer for The Denver Post , all that celebration meant nothing. The newspaper also indicated as this is a personnel issue they would have no further comment. I should have known better and I regret it. Takuma Sato pours milk over himself following his thrilling victory in the Indy 500. I want to thank all the 26 auto guys and engineers, Honda , everyone. Read More »