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India hammer South Africa to ease into Champions Trophy semi-finals

But now, in the words of Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, the final round of fixtures in this pool are a "must-win game for all of us in the group". Pandya struck to snare of the wicket of du Plessis (36), who dragged on to leave South Africa teetering on 157 for five. Following the pair of run-outs it was the turn of India's seamers to cash in, Jasprit Bumrah trapping Andile Phehlukwayo with a hooping outswinger before Bhuvneshwar Kumar found the edge of Kagiso Rabada and Morkel ... Read More »

A few things to know about the Major League Baseball draft

But this year's draft class has a handful expected to be selected early. In fact, his talent is so strong in both roles the teams selecting in the top 5 spots in the draft are divided about what his optimal role is. But with just hours to go, there's still suspense throughout the industry regarding the identity of that selection, with draft experts generally pointing either to Vanderbilt's Kyle Wright , a righthanded pitcher, or Louisville's Brendan McKay , a two-way player whose ... Read More »

Warriors have chance to clinch National Basketball Association title at home

Hitting, being physical, we have to do that. "But you just still have to play with more force and make them work defensively, even if they want to trap or blitz at the top of the key , because a lot of good can come out of that". He made those intentions clear on the opening offensive possession of Game 3 for the Cavaliers when they ran some floppy action for him and J.R. Smith. Read More »

California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

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Lottery officials said the earliest the ticket could be redeemed is 8 a.m. Monday. This is now the largest lottery prize in U.S history. "We're so blessed for this to happen", Alberre told The Associated Press. The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing will be 40-million-dollars. Saturday night's drawing will be for the estimated $435 million jackpot. The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Read More »

Ravens sign former Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin

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Dennis Pitta's career with the Ravens is officially over after his latest hip injury suffered during the team's OTA session last week. Eisenberg talked about watching Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome , and how seemingly preoccupied that he was during a recent press conference around the time of Maclin's visit. Read More »

LeBron James on 2017 Warriors: 'Most firepower I've ever seen'

The Cavs played an nearly ideal game and they still came up short, and that's hard for Cavs fans to admit, but it's true. "Obviously K.D. made some huge plays down the stretch", said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr . Then, Durant and point guard Stephen Curry closed out the game with two free throws each. They went on to win their first championship in seven games. Read More »

Seahawks' RB Eddie Lacy hits second weight clause marker

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To collect even more money on Monday , the Seahawks made things slightly more hard: Lacy had to weigh 250 pounds or less. Lacy , 27, is 2-for-2 in passing contractually obligated weigh-ins that were put into his one-year contract with the Seahawks . Read More »

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's goal secures Under-20 World Cup for England

It ends decades of English underachievement on the worldwide stage since winning the senior World Cup 51 years ago on home soil. "To be one of only three Englishman to have scored in a World Cup finaI is fantastic", he said. Calvert-Lewin broke the deadlock 10 minutes before the break. Six minutes into the second half, Venezuela , a country that has never appeared at the senior World Cup, should have drawn level. Read More »

ISL 1, I-League 0

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The I-League, meanwhile, will see the existing seven teams ( Bengaluru FC is likely to be inducted into the ISL) and the newly promoted NEROCA FC fighting it out for the top honours. The AIFF has put forward a proposal, which will safeguard the interests of the I-League clubs and ISL franchises. "We're glad that our bid to be part of the ISL has been accepted". Read More »

Bryan Robson urges Jose Mourinho to complete flair signings at Manchester United

Manchester United view Alba as the ideal solution to their left-back problem, the big question being though would be whether Barcelona would be prepared to do a deal. 'He came to Manchester as a teenager and fought for his career here. Pogba faced criticism for some below-par performances this season but he was fiercely defended by Mourinho - who claimed his player was being victimized due to his £89million price tag. Read More »

Virat Kohli Reveals Why Hardik Pandya Was Sent Ahead Of MS Dhoni

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Except opener Azhar Ali , none of the Pakistani batters could stay for a long time at the crease and cope up with the pressure - of the target as well as of the Indian bowlers. An impatient Yuvraj Singh struck eight fours and one six in a 32-ball 53 to hurry the innings along when needed, and was named player of the match for doing so. Read More »

Dellacqua, Barty lose French Open final

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Women's doubles winners: Lucie Safarova of The Czech Republic (L) and partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands of The United States (R). "It's tradition to drink champagne out of the trophy, so I'm going to do so", Mattek-Sands said during a press conference before raising her trophy in the air and clinking it against that of her teammate. Read More »

Refs take responsibility for technical foul confusion

Green was also central to the most confusing officiating incident of the post-season, one that led to National Basketball Association officials Mike Callahan and John Goble publicly accepting the blame for one of the more freaky moments in Game 4 of the series. Read More »

Sanders 'Delighted' by Corbyn's Success in UK Election

Instead of accepting defeat, however, May claims that she will continue to push for Brexit negotiations. She had spent the campaign denouncing Mr Corbyn as the weak leader of a spendthrift party that would crash Britain's economy and flounder in Brexit talks, while she would provide "strong and stable leadership" to clinch a good deal for Britain. Read More »

Paul Pogba: Jose Mourinho deserves 'The Special One' name

He trusted and defended me. The Spanish side will not be able to sign any new players until January 1st 2018, meaning that they'll likely need to hold on to every available talent in the interim. "He deserves his name", he added. "When we were watching them warm-up, when they were trying to play the ball as quick as you'd play in a match, he's got great feet". Read More »

Rain ends Australian victory hopes again in ICC Champions Trophy

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Australia's sense of frustration was compounded by the fact that at 83 for 1, they were well ahead of the 20-over Duckworth-Lewis-Stern par score of 48 despite having only batted 16 overs. England's fickle summer is the least of New Zealand's concerns as the Black Caps prepare for their Champions Trophy match against England in Cardiff. Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Three keys to Game 5

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PITTSBURGH , PA - MAY 08: Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals skates against Chad Ruhwedel #2 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG PAINTS Arena on May 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania. Read More »

Venezuela 0-1 England

Liverpool youngsters Dominic Solanke, Sheyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria won the U20 World Cup on Sunday, as England edged out Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea. A triumphant campaign for Simpson's starlets also saw Woodman awarded the Golden Glove for best keeper and Liverpool-bound Chelsea product Dominic Solanke the coveted Golden Ball for player of the tournament. Read More »

Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup

The Penguins didn't show any signs of a Stanley Cup hangover by finishing second in the East. In cruel fashion, the Predators' heartbreak was compounded by a referee's blown call that erased a potential game-changing goal in a tight, scoreless game early in the second period. Read More »

The stars come out at the Tony Awards

The cast of " Dear Evan Hansen " perform at the 71st Tony Awards in New York June 11, 2017. "I can't believe how many people do that eight times a week", a breathless Spacey said afterwards. Kevin Spacey hosted the Tony Awards last night and it was quite a show. Last year's Tonys , hosted by Britain's James Corden, were dominated by hip-hop musical Hamilton . Read More »

Odell Beckham Jr. declares he's 'back' one day before mandatory minicamp

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Beckham hasn't spoken about his absence or suggestions that it is related to his desire for a new contract. Beckham posted a workout video over the weekend with the hashtag "ImBack'". For those who have been following the Beckham melodrama, this should not come as a surprise. The deal with Nike is believed to be worth $29 million over five years with incentives that ESPN reports could bring its total to $48 million. Read More »

Cornet, Garcia advance in boost for home fans at French Open

The second set followed in much the same fashion, the pair trading blows as Murray began to creep ahead. Djokovic's comeback against Schwartzman and Nadal wins in straight sets against Basilashvili. Del Potro's mighty forehand has survived his wrist troubles and he used it to great effect to open up a 5-3 lead in the first set. The 2015 champion in Paris , Stan Wawrinka , joined Murray in the fourth round, a 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-2 victor against 28th-seeded Fabio Fognini . Read More »

Microsoft's Project Scorpio Becomes Xbox One X and shipping November 7 2017

However, as Microsoft points out, super sampling means that Xbox One X games will look better on regular HD TVs. Forza Motorsport 7 will launch October 3, 2017. There were 42 games shown off in LA, with 22 of these being exclusive to Xbox One consoles. The console was fully unveiled at the keynote today and has a number of advantages over original Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles. Read More »

Highlights of French Open 14th day

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko is confident she can take the attention in her stride following her remarkable win over Simona Halep , as she targets more grand slam success at Wimbledon. And No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber is in a serious slump, including a first-round exit at the French Open . Ostapenko, who turned 20 on Thursday when she beat Swiss Timea Bacsinszky, will rocket to 12th in the rankings. Read More »

NASCAR Cup Series: Pocono 400 live stream

You can get live scoring and updates all weekend at NASCAR's Race Center and live streaming is available at FOX Sports GO . The Wood Brothers have won at least one race in each of the last six decades, but none since Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 in 2011. Read More »

England battle their way to 310 against New Zealand

Eoin Morgan insists it was England's "brilliant bowlers" who carried them through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals as Group A table-toppers. Jake Ball, a disappointment in England's opening day win over Bangladesh , set the tone for England when he removed the unsafe Luke Ronchi in the first over of New Zealand's response. Read More »

Penguins Beat Preds To Win 2nd Straight Stanley Cup Title

Despite the loss, the fans took it in stride and stayed well beyond the final whistle to congratulate their team. And the Penguins become the first team in win back to back titles in more than a decade. "A lot of emotions, a lot of tears and there should be. There should be. We wanted to lift the Cup this year but it didn't happen". It hasn't been done since the Detroit Red Wings won in 1997 and 1998. Read More »

After postponement, Nadal, Djokovic try to set semi in Paris

Bacsinszky, meanwhile, knows what it's like to be on the semi-final stage, going three sets before losing to Serena Williams in Paris in 2015. Against Wozniacki, a two-time U.S. Roger Federer misses out injured, but Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and defending champ Stan Wawrinka are all here. Mladenovic erased three break points in the following game, including an adventurous rally that ended with a backhand volley victor. Read More »

Ivanka Trump surprised by 'level of viciousness' in DC

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Ivanka appeared on the American chat show to promote Trump's policies on infrastructure and job creation. "My father and this administration wants to be transformative". He made it clear there was no investigation into Trump over alleged connections with the Kremlin. Only Trump and his fiercely loyal family-cum-employees would take the widely-respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director repeatedly calling him a liar under oath on national TV as a shot at redemption. Read More »

Berger retains St. Jude Classic with 66

What was left was an awkward 25-foot chip to save par. Both of Berger's PGA Tour wins have come at TPC Southwind, where he finished 13 under en route to a three-shot victory past year. Reavie started the day two shots off the lead. The leaderboard was a jumbled mess through much of the final round. Charl Schwartzel was not even supposed to play the St. Read More »