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Manoj Tiwary slams ex-Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif for Virender Sehwag comments


While mentioning that Rashid should not be called for expert commentary and opinions anywhere on the media due to his lack of respect for any player, Tiwary also asked Rashid to check out the facts and numbers comparing him and Sehwag so as to understand how far behind he was, adding that Latif probably won't be able to understand them as they are in English. Read More »

Paramountcy, stephanotis stump area students in national spelling bee

JANESVILLE-Neither "sacellum" nor "pageantry" tripped him up, but the Janesville boy competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee came up a point short of reaching the finals in this year's competition, his father told The Gazette. She is the youngest contestant to ever qualify for the National Spelling Bee. She earned the spot in the third round after spelling buckminsterfullerene - a spherical molecule also called a bucky-ball - during the second round earlier in the day. Read More »

Warriors hold 71-60 lead at half in NBA Finals Game 5

The history that's being created between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors is evident to everyone watching this year's Finals. Look for Oakland to party well into Tuesday morning after the Warriors take the series and Kevin Durant is named Finals MVP. Read More »

Game 4 referees clarify technical foul confusion


Just saying the name of Golden State forward Draymond Green causes many Cleveland fans to seethe with rage. Golden State leads the series 3-0. "The procedure is to advise the table who the technical foul is on and with the player we give a number", Callahan said. Read More »

Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1


The first two rounds will take place at 7 Secaucus, N.J., and will be broadcast on MLB Network. While our writers have interjected a bit of opinion here and there when previewing this year's crop of amateur talent, we haven't offered up our official picks yet. Read More »

Former Guard Sebastian Telfair Arrested on Gun Charges

Telfair, 32, was arrested in Brooklyn about a mile east of Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets , at about 2:50 a.m. EDT. Telfair and another friend were arrested in 2007 after a traffic stop when police found a loaded handgun in the vehicle. Read More »

AC Milan still interested in Manchester United target Morata


Manchester United had been close to acquiring the services of Atletico Madrid's French striker Antoine Griezmann , but the player refused to move after the Madrid based club was banned from any transfer activity. United are keen to wrap up a deal for Morata quickly, with United boss Mourinho eager to have most of his summer transfer trading done by the time he returns to work at the club's Carrington training base at the end of June. Read More »

Betting public banking on Warriors to close out Cavaliers


The Cavs have also run some actions off the ball to take advantage of the Warriors' switching scheme. And while most teams would prefer not to live on the edge, the Cavaliers seem to thrive there. LeBron James (41 points) and Kyrie Irving (26) combined to score 67, but the third member of the Big Three, Kevin Love , scored just six points on 2-of-8 shooting. Read More »

French Open 2017: Champion Jelena Ostapenko believes anything is possible

Halep , one of the pre-tournament favourites, was beaten 4-6 6-4 6-3, three years after losing another tight final to Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros. "I think I'm going to only understand that in maybe couple of days or couple of weeks (smiling)". "It really helps with the footwork on the court". "I still can not believe I am the Roland Garros champion and I'm only 20". Read More »

Cavaliers were 'too nice' at start of NBA Finals - Lue


The Warriors won the title in 2015 in six games, while the Cavaliers dramatically won in 2016 in seven, becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to win a series trailing 3-1. That won't happen now, but there's still a chance for them to get it done in seven. They'll be going back to Cleveland , followed all too closely by the ghosts of last June. Read More »

Nadal set for French Open-Wimbledon combo


Last year, he had to quit the French Open after two quick wins because of a wrist injury. Wimbledon starts in three weeks' time. If I have pain in my knees, then I know it's nearly impossible. Federer pulled out of the French Open to concentrate on the Grass Court season and an interesting matchup is expected between those two in London . Read More »

Fujifilm flags bigger loss from improper accounting at overseas units


Japan's Fujifilm Holdings now estimates the impact of the improper accounting at its overseas units is losses of 37 billion yen ($NZ466 million), up from the original 22 billion yen indicated in April. The committee's full report was not yet available in English, but an outline of it released Monday night said FXNZ conducted some "inappropriate accounting" between 2011 and 2016. Read More »

Austin Dillon's fuel gamble yields first win


Praise the Lord and all these guys who work so hard; and my pit crew is the best on pit road. "I love it", Dillon said in January. "We're in the chase, baby". "Couple more would've been nice", Truex said with a laugh. "When he ran out, I figured I'd go back in and save where I was lifting and it worked out", Dillon said. Read More »

Twins select Royce Lewis

In a touching moment that drew a standing ovation from the former major leaguers serving as team representatives, 11-year-old Yankees fan Landis Sims - born without hands or feet - announced his favorite team's first-round pick: SC righty Clarke Schmidt at No. Read More »

Hamilton says Mercedes can see the goalposts again

I had my first pole here and my first win here and to repeat it is incredibly special. Coming in second was Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas , albeit with a 19.7-second gap over Hamilton, while Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull took a podium finishing in third place. Read More »

London terror attacks: Cricket Australia to monitor security situation during Champions Trophy

Smith's frustration was amplified by the fact they were just four overs away from the Duckworth-Lewis method being activated, which would have earned them a crucial two points. "The groundsmen perhaps could have shown a bit more urgency, being a big tournament, but I think they did the best job they could and the umpires said it was an 8.30 pm start, so you've got to do what they say". Read More »

Stan Wawrinka: Rafa's Playing The Best He's Ever Played


But the barrel-chested "Stanimal" was powerless as Nadal turned the final into an exhibition of his clayclourt supremacy - taking his French Open record to an eye-watering 79-2. Nadal has never lost a final at Roland Garros. "I'm very happy for everything", he told reporters. "For sure he's playing the best he's ever played ". Read More »

England beats Venezuela 1-0 to win U20 World Cup

England were just as indebted to Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman , who made a superb penalty save from Adalberto Penaranda late in the second half. "But we understand we've got a long way to go, we just want to keep improving and hopefully our chances will come in the Premier League ". "They showed a lot of character; in the previous games they had a lot of possession and dominated, but Venezuela were very good today". Read More »

Smith, Haseley picked in top 10 of Major League Baseball draft


Bukauskas. The draft is divided into three days - with the first round, competitive balance rounds and second round held on Monday, rounds three through 10 on Tuesday (starting at 10 a.m. As a freshman, in the decisive game three of the 2015 College World Series against Vanderbilt, Smith had the game-tying two-run home run and a go-ahead single to help lead Virginia to it's first CWS title. Read More »

NBA Officials Finally Address Draymond Green's Bizarre Technicals Situation


As last night's contest got increasingly chippy, the referees called more and more fouls, and even doled out seven technical fouls, as well as one flagrant foul on Kevin Love . "Callahan and Goble said they weren't aware Green was marked down for the first technical, instead of Kerr , until the scorer's table informed them Green should be disqualified". Read More »

Impact of the new Apple App Store on app developers

Apple is now making this possible by permitting tipping from within apps using in-app purchases. Users will also be able to opt out of receiving pop-ups entirely. To summarize, as the App Store makes the shift to strongly controlled curated content it will become more important than ever to get featured but it might become even more hard to get featured which may impact small/medium developers. Read More »

Brendan McKay: Rays take UofL star with fourth pick of MLB Draft

He has unique two-way talent. During the 2017 season, McKay batted.343 with 17 home runs, 56 RBI, and a.464 on-base percentage. The 21-year-old McKay is a 6-foot-2, 212-pound left-hander and first baseman who has superb control of his pitches and can hit for both average and power. Read More »

Harry Kane hails "fantastic" England character


Gordon Strachan's men were now in touching distance of a massive win before captain Harry Kane netted deep into injury-time from a Raheem Sterling centre. "Obviously he's only had four or five games back, so we're going to have a think about exactly how we want to approach that game". England , who were not impressive overall, remain top of Group F on 14 points while Scotland are in fourth spot on eight points. Read More »

England rests Stokes, Woakes and Moeen amid injury worries


South Africa's bowlers improved from the first match of the series at Headingley in Leeds on Friday, when England won by 72 runs. Ben Stokes , Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali will all be missing at Lord's for the Royal London dead rubber as England attempt to ensure they are instead available to face Bangladesh at the Oval on Thursday. Read More »

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue pleased by feisty turn to Finals


Golden State would rather forget that monumental collapse a year ago, when Green's absence for Game 5 because of flagrant foul point accumulation helped swing the series. J.R. Smith hit another 3-pointer and LeBron James scored on a hard putback to help Cleveland cut a deficit that was 17 in the second quarter to eight, 86-77, with five minutes to play in the third quarter. Read More »

Surprise! Ostapenko latest out-of-nowhere Slam finalist

Ostapenko, the world No 47, is the first unseeded player to reach the final at Roland Garros since Mima Jausovec in 1983. Ostapenko fell in the first round on her main draw debut in Paris a year ago but is one win away from becoming the first player since Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 to win their maiden tour-level title at a Slam. Read More »

French Open women's quarterfinals get started

Ostapenko dominated play in the final set after the second rain delay to improve to 4-0 all-time against Wozniacki. The first rain delay lasted three hours, while the second delay was half an hour. "I'm really happy, I love to be here", Ostapenko said after the crowd serenaded her with a chorus of "Happy Birthday" on the day of her 20th birthday. Read More »