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Champions Trophy: Best OPPO Moments from Sri Lanka-South Africa game


Tahir took 4 wickets and put a halt on Sri Lanka's scoring rate as they surrendered quite easily in the end. On Sunday, Pakistan will take on arch rivals India India at Birmingham. Captain A B de Villiers , who could not contribute much with the bat, was at his brilliant best while fielding as he effected a superb high catch (to dismiss Kusal Mendis) and a stunning run out (to dismiss Dinesh Chandimal ). Read More »

Ferraris (Vettel, Raikkonen) fastest in Canadian GP practice


I'm speechless", he said. To match him and receive this is the greatest honour . Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton reacts after the qualifying session. Behind the two leaders it was Bottas in third and Raikkonen in fourth - cementing the Mercedes/Ferrari dominance this year - although both Bottas and Raikkonen were a chunk slower than Hamilton and Vettel, and it's a Red Bull third row as Verstappen and Ricciardo swap their Aston Martins and caravans for their F1 cars. Read More »

Kumble likely to be retained as head coach


As for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials, they too largely are against setting a precedent where the Indian captain virtually decides on who will be the coach of the side. Anil Kumble's term as head coach ends with the Champions Trophy, and the Board had last month invited applications from interested candidates. "The CAC has bought some time for Kumble". Read More »

French Open takeaways: Ostapenko's fearlessness ruled the day

Ostapenko, whose main interest used to be ballroom dancing before the thrill of whacking the felt off tennis balls became more satisfying, struck 54 winners against Halep, one of the game's greatest retrievers. "This will be tough for sure but I think she'll regroup and she'll be a better player for it". "Of course I would like to win probably all of the grand slams ". Read More »

Eddie Hearn says judge got Ryan Burnett and Lee Haskins mixed up


While two of the judges scored the clash in favour of Burnett, one gave the fight to Haskins leading to a split decision win, despite the one-sided nature of the fight. Burnett, long considered Northern Ireland's long-term successor to Carl Frampton, also emulated Wayne McCullough, another world champion, by winning world honours in his 17th fight, and he said: Honestly, things like that shouldn't be happening, especially at world level, but it did, and it is what it is. Read More »

As Stanley Cup Final shifts to Nashville, Predators must solve 'opportunistic' Penguins


Rinne stopped just seven shots. "But we know the ultimate goal is two more wins, and they're going to be tough to get". They thought they scored the first goal only to have it waved off following a coach's challenge. That's a big reason why Nashville has 53 shot attempts to Pittsburgh's 31. The next two games are played in Nashville . "You never want to give them momentum going into the intermission". Read More »

Kiwis seize lead in America's Cup qualifiers, France out


SoftBank Team Japan has three points while Sweden's Artemis Racing and Groupama Team France have two apiece Those three teams will fight for the final two spots in the challenger semis. Land Rover BAR's cause was helped further at the third gate as SoftBank Team Japan were handed a penalty, meaning the Japanese team had to fall further back behind the British team. Read More »

AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Bafana Bafana Beat Super Eagles 2-0


The defeat was the first loss for Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles head coach. "This is what South Africa should do on regular basis", he said. Knowing Nigerians‚ that's how they are. Only the group victor qualifies for the 2019 edition. In the past, any South African team would shiver in their boots ... "These players have had a long season and so numerous Nigerian players had long seasons as well". Read More »

Draymond Green shoots up list of Cleveland villains


Klay Thompson said he wasn't exactly aware of how the calls happened but he figured Green wouldn't put himself in position to get tossed. But you knew it wasn't your second technical? "In the moment, I thought I had verbalized to the table that the technical foul was on Coach Kerr ", Goble told a pool reporter after the game. Read More »

Mourinho picked Manchester United because they were in need of help


Real Madrid are said to want somewhere in between €70-90m for Morata, depending on the report, yet the player appears to prefer, above all, a stay at the Bernabeú. Juanma Lopez told Foot Mercato: "He does not want to do a season like this again". But Rodriguez's Real team-mate Alvaro Morata is expected to be the next marquee player heading to United. Read More »

UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

Her party colleague Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, who romped home in Lagan Valley, said the DUP was willing to talk with the Conservatives in the event of a hung parliament. The DUP are adamant that they want to maintain the pensions triple lock and winter fuel payments for the elderly, which is in direct conflict of interest with the Conservative party. Read More »

CT 2017: Win over Pakistan emphatic start for title defence, says Yuvraj


Yet the way the experienced left-hander Sunday's match was his 297th one-day global - took just 32 balls to score his runs saw the 35-year-old named man-of-the-match. "And eventually we did pretty well and won it", he further added. Pakistan , by contrast, wilted in what is cricket's most high-profile fixture, with an estimated television audience of a billion in addition to a capacity crowd of 24,000 that created a raucous atmosphere at Edgbaston . Read More »

Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

We have all the confidence in him. "We just have to do a better job in front of him". It won't endear Crosby to Predators fans as the series shifts back to Nashville for Game 6 on Sunday night. "When I first moved here a few years ago and went up for my first Predators game, I thought there would be a bunch of hicks who didn't know anything about hockey", said Egbert, who attended his first Washington Capitals game in 1974 when he was 7 months old. Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko faces Halep in French Open final


In the second set, Pliskova was able to break Halep to take a 4-2 lead after each player held serve for the first five games. But Ostapenko played fearlessly in the decider and pounded away a 50th clean victor to become the first Latvian player to reach a grand slam final. Read More »

Wawrinka beats Murray in French Open semi-final epic

For much of their 4½ hours of compelling, lengthy and draining points, Murray was up to the task, relentlessly defending and making Wawrinka hit shot after shot after shot. Victory for Wawrinka gives him a chance to edge ahead of Murray's tally of three grand slam wins - although he admits he has no idea how nerves will affect him ahead of his final with Rafa Nadal. Read More »

Major £64m Man Utd signing will fly in on Monday for medical


Chelsea have been keen on making a reunion happen with Lukaku for several months but both players are focusing on their global matches and won't be involved in negotiations soon. "The player will take a clear and definitive decision in the coming days". The second most expensive Spanish player of all time is now Gaizka Mendieta, from all the way back in 2001. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India bowl against South Africa

India , who lost their previous game against Sri Lanka , have made a change in the playing XI as R Ashwin comes in place of Umesh Yadav. The quarter finals between South Africa and India held today in London and the victor of this match will face Bangladesh in the Semi Finals. Read More »

Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals

Well, you're the guy playing them. We've been physical, we haven't turned the ball over and we've shared the ball. "No", he said. "They got us where they want us". "Not going to overreact to one". However, role players typically play better at home than on the road. When Cleveland's locker room opened after the game, trainer Mike Mancias was stretching James over a medicine ball. Read More »

Camera Catches Saddest Predators Watch Party During Game 5 Loss To Penguins

The Predators host Game 6 of the NHL Finals on Sunday evening as the country music fest holds its closing concert, headlined by Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. With just six months to live, Christina told her oncologist, "I'm not going anywhere until my team wins the cup". "I don't know what he was trying to do with my ankle". Read More »

Released Zlatan to continue rehab at Man U


He would have triggered a one-year extension to his £19 million annual wages if he had played 31 Premier League games, but only reached 27 before the injury. However, a player can be on the list and still eventually resign for his present club. In a development that would definitely come as a bit of a shock to soccer fans, #english premier league club #Manchester United have decided not to extend the contract of their star striker #Zlatan Ibrahimovic . Read More »

Red Sox lefty headed to DL after bullpen slip

BRAVES 6, REDS 5: In Cincinnati, Matt Adams hit his first career grand slam and connected again for a solo shot in the 12th inning, powering Atlanta past Cincinnati and ending the Braves' three-game losing streak. It was a highly encouraging start for Price, and it makes me feel a little better about this rotation with Rodriguez out and Porcello not looking quite like the Porcello from past year. Read More »

Pro hockey: Predators eye road magic, upset

The scoring started early when, on the power play, Crosby dished to Justin Schultz , who fired a shot from the point that beat Pekka Rinne just 91 seconds into the game. "It doesn't need to be (a) highlight reel save , but when you make a timely save especially, it really is a confidence boost", Rinne said . "We came here with the mission to win the game and we didn't have the start or the game we wanted". Read More »

Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes

Epicharis had been treated with medication on Wednesday and Thursday and did not train either of the two days leading to the race. Jose Ortiz raises his crop as he approaches the finish line riding Tapwrit to win the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Elmont, N.Y. Read More »

Predators confident with Pekka Rinne at home in Game 6

The entire Nashville team just seems to receive a boost when playing in front of its fans. The Penguins retooled their top line in practice Wednesday, with Conor Sheary rejoining rookie Jake Guentzel , who leads the postseason with 13 goals, and regular-season goals leader Sidney Crosby . Read More »

Canadian GP FP2: Raikkonen ends Friday quickest

Hamilton's time of 1:11.459s in the final round of qualifying was the fastest lap ever recorded at the track by a Formula 1 driver. Hamilton's best lap in a blazing, course-record one minute 11.459 seconds on Saturday earned the 65th pole position of his 11-year career, tying him with Senna for second place all-time, three behind Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher . Read More »

Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland

England had controlled possession and earlier been given the lead by second half substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain only to concede twice late on. But Leigh Griffiths broke his global duck in sensational fashion as he curled home a 25-yard free-kick in the 87th minute - and then repeated the feat three minutes later. Read More »

Huddersfield have been celebrating their promotion to the Premier League

Promoted along with Newcastle and Brighton who went up automatically, Huddersfield join the likes of Bournemouth and Burnley as unlikely Premier League members after their nail biting penalty shootout victory over Reading . "I'm sure we can do it again". You can't say "Tomorrow I'm going to go out and eat some Chinese with my girlfriend". "We give a lot of hope to smaller clubs", Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle said. Read More »

Cavs didn't want Warriors celebrating in Cleveland

That incident established Green's status as a villain in Cleveland . The Cavs set the tone with two huge 3-pointers to begin the game, and it then became infectious. It was only one part of a confusing and emotionally charged third quarter. This year, the Warriors are going into Game 5 with the same 3-1 lead. Read More »

Disturbing footage released of Tiger Woods arrest

The Mercedes, which still had its engine running, brake lights on and right indicator flashing, was said to have sustained "fresh damage". "Both drivers' side tires were flat along with minor damage to both respective rims", the incident report said. Read More »

De Silva replaces injured Perera in Sri Lanka squad

The immediate future is tense here, for both. Abbas too, joined in the bandwagon, as she hinted (all in good humour, of course) that her next target could be Sri Lanka , before the India vs Sri Lanka match started. These are knock-out games practically, if not exactly and technically. "That s what I ve experienced in the past, and you tend to get over-excited, and then you commit errors that can cost the team important runs". Read More »

Preds face must-win scenario in Game 6

His team's grasp on a second straight Stanley Cup tenuous at best heading into Game 5 against Nashville on Thursday, Crosby did more than send a message. "It did take a bit of time, but I feel like we're getting a little more comfortable out there every day and things are going all right". You apparently couldn't just put whomever you wanted on Crosby's line. Read More »

3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic


The six-time PGA Tour victor wasn't very competitive from 2014 to 2016, with just one top 10 finish during those three years. "If you're missing fairways, with the greens, you're going to miss a lot of greens, you're going to struggle". "It's a moment you don't really get to experience that often, even if you've played on the Tour for 21 years", Cink said. "I played really well yesterday, I hit a lot great shots, I just didn't make any putts and my energy kind of dropped a little bit", ... Read More »