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Pakistan punish errant England to enter maiden CT final

Azhar and Fakhar put on the first Pakistan century partnership for the first wicket for two years to ease any fears the tension which gripped the team against Sri Lanka two days previous would return. Head coach Mickey Arthur, who has been very publicly riding the team's fluctuations from the dressing room , indicated on match eve there was likely to be change in Pakistan's batting order for this match . Read More »

Sir Ben Ainslie vows to return for another America's Cup mission


The victor will challenge holders Oracle Team USA for the oldest trophy in global sport in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Match starting on June 17. "We have been very fortunate with our relationship with Oracle", Barker said. It's a huge credit to our team - and a huge thank you to them, I couldn't be more proud. Read More »

Kohli promises no let-up from India in Champions Trophy Bangladesh semi

The victor will face Pakistan in the final, who defeated hosts England by 8 wickets yesterday in the first semi. Kohli, speaking before a revitalised Pakistan clinched their place in the final with a shock eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff on Wednesday, warned: "There are no guarantees in this sport". Read More »

Mickelson officially withdraws from US Open

Mickelson needs to win the US Open, in which he has been runner-up a record six times, to complete the career grand slam, but announced earlier this month he would likely miss the event to attend the high-school graduation of his daughter Amanda, who was born the day after he finished second to Payne Stewart at Pinehurst in 1999. Read More »

Dressing room relaxed ahead of big semi-final: Bangladesh coach

India are going into the match with the same team that clinched an eight-wicket win over top-ranked South Africa in the last group stage game at the Kennington Oval. They batted really well, but we came back strongly. India named an unchanged side against Bangladesh . We don't know what is going to be the result , but once you can play at your best, you know that you are going to play at your best and things can change. Read More »

Yuvraj Singh's glorious journey to the 300th ODI

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir is the leading run getter against Bangladesh . Boundaries have nearly stopped as players are sticking to singles to keep the scoreboard alive. Ban 1/1 after first over. However, in a must-win clash against South Africa , India once again produced an impressive performance to put their title defence on track. Read More »

Treat semis against India as opportunity, not big match: Bangla coach

The Bangladesh team includes five players who have served the team extremely well over the last decade or so. India Skipper Virat Kohli says his heavily favored team will take nothing for granted against Bangladesh . "Going into a big game like this, we're going to treat it as how we treated the last game". The intra-sub-continental rivalry now adds extra flavor to the tournament and the rise of Bangladesh , in the recent times , has made cricket much more competitive in the ... Read More »

India to face Bangladesh in ICC Champions Trophy semifinal

If you look at our history, whenever we've played against any team a few times , we close the gap. "Obviously, we have been disappointed, especially in World T20". Hathurusingha accepts his side will need to cause quite an upset if they are to reach the final. They are overwhelming favourites to book a second successive Champions Trophy final appearance, with a 240-run trouncing of Bangladesh - who were skittled for 84 - in a warm-up match last month still fresh in the memory. Read More »

Warburton returns to Lions lineup for Highlanders match

However, the franchise are still without their biggest names - the Smiths, Ben and Aaron, for example, are missing and they play such a crucial role in their attacking game - who are involved with both the All Blacks and Maori All Blacks this week. Read More »

Lions acquire OT Robinson from Rams and sign OT Kouandjio


The Lions officially announced the addition of former Auburn offensive lineman Greg Robinson , the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday morning. The Lions traded an undisclosed draft pick for Robinson. He didn't live up to expectations, and he was benched twice during the 2016 season. Robinson led the National Football League in offensive-holding penalties in each of the previous two seasons. Read More »

Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

Two years prior, West opted out of the final of year of his Indiana Pacers contract and left $12 million on the table in pursuit of a dream, an National Basketball Association championship, that is. Quite encouraging", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Without him on the bench, the Warriors won 11 straight games under Mike Brown-an assistant who became the acting head coach-including the finals opener against Cleveland. Read More »

England, France Unite With Britpop

Dele Alli's fine cross-field pass picked out Raheem Sterling , who brought the ball under control before back-heeling to Ryan Bertrand . France were rattled briefly but soon took advantage of their opponents' lack of ruthlessness, which will need to be rectified by Southgate if they are to have any hope of success in Russian Federation next year. Read More »

French Open king Nadal hails Uncle Toni after 10th French Open title


Open and the Australian Open earlier this year, are now one grand slam away from holding all four majors at the same time. Nadal did not lose a set in this year's tournament and only dropped a total of 35 games. "Nothing to say about today", he said at courtside."You're a big example, what you do tennis, in sport is unbelievable", he told the Spaniard. He puts this doubt in your head when you play against him. Read More »

Golden State Warriors speak up about alleged decision to snub Donald Trump

The internet was quickly whirling after the Warriors won the title thanks to tweets from a number of people with big Twitter followings, including a New York Daily News columnist who wrote that the team was opting out of the visit. Several Warriors players, including point guard Stephen Curry and head coach Steve Kerr , have spoken out against Trump's policies and rhetoric. Read More »

Warriors Well-Built for Success Over the Long Haul

For the second time in three years, the Cavaliers fell short of their goal of an NBA Championship against the Warriors , but despite Golden State having a younger roster with players in their primes, small forward LeBron James knows Cleveland will continue shaping the roster with the goal of competing for a title. Read More »

Halep and Ostapenko to meet in Roland Garros final


On the other hand, Ostapenko becomes the first Latvian to reach a Grand Slam final with a win on her birthday. I think I have the game. Ostapenko will face Simona Halep in the final on Saturday after continuing her incredible run at Roland Garros . Read More »

Golden rule: Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5, clinch championship

The 7-foot (2.13 m) small forward and 2017 Finals MVP has said that after his controversial decision leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Warriors last offseason, he is not eager to move again. That Lakers team had five titles, two of them back-to-back in 1987 and 1988, and eight Finals appearances. "If there is a situation where I can look at myself in the mirror and say [Under Armour doesn't] have my best intentions, they don't have the right attitude about taking care of ... Read More »

Will NBA champion Warriors skip White House visit?

According to Lee Jenkins' characteristically awesome post-Finals story for Sports Illustrated , Golden State forward Draymond Green stepped up his recruitment efforts less than an hour after the Warriors lost to LeBron James and the Cavs in the 2016 NBA Finals . Read More »

Paris crowd pays tribute to Manchester, London victims

Southgate believes it was pace and power which got the better of his side at the Stade de France . Against Spain in November, England led 2-0 but drew 2-2 after conceding sloppy late goals. In terms of team news, Southgate has confirmed that Joe Hart will sit out the game. He was told yesterday morning he would start the game, with Stoke City's Jack Butland playing the second half. Read More »

England ease past New Zealand and into semi-finals

Morgans men are through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals following their victory over New Zealand , but the same can not be said for the Aussies, who will be out of the tournament should England win. "We can't let that dictate the way we play - we still have to go out and do our thing, be aggressive and take it to the opposition", he said. England play Australia in their final group game. Read More »

Warriors React To Second Title In Three Years

Durant's stellar play all season and throughout the playoffs vindicated Golden State's massive payout to the superstar in a controversial off-season deal. And forward David West made it clear Trump went against his belief system . Kerr returned to full-time coaching for the Final's second game. The greatness of the regular season, the records , the race for immortality - all of them were blocked in spectacular fashion by James. Read More »

National Basketball Association champion Warriors undecided on potential White House visit

Durant, the MVP of the Finals, had 39 points, and Curry added 34 for the Warriors , who captured the best-of-seven series 4-1 against the defending champions. "I can't wait to celebrate with my teammates". "You know, so you wouldn't hold your head down, but you would be like, 'OK, it's just not my time.' So Golden State is a worthy opponent, obviously been the best team in our league for the last three years, the best team this year, and they showcased that throughout the postseason, and ... Read More »

Bangladesh Are A Competitive Side With Skilled Cricketers, Says Virat Kohli

Sarfraz Ahmed leads his players on a victory lap, England v Pakistan , Champions Trophy , 1st semi-final, Cardiff . "So it was a big challenge and one that was too far for us", he said. "Hopefully if we can soak in the pressure and play good cricket ", he said. Few of the millions of Bangladeshis following at home expected Mashrafe Mortaza's side to reach the last four - that they are playing India has made the achievement even more special and surprising to the players. Read More »

Pakistan up and running with rain-affected win over Proteas


Two balls later, Azhar Ali (nine) carelessly uppercut Morkel to Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir at third man. Morne Morkel called for team effort against India in Sunday's match. The result throws Group B wide open and gives Pakistan a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals when they face Sri Lanka in their final match on Monday. Read More »

Pakistan thrash England to reach Champions Trophy final

Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) then helped knock off the inadequate total with nearly 13 overs and eight wickets to spare as England bowed out of their own tournament at the semi-final stage. We lost our next match , against New Zealand in New Zealand, but on a tough wicket we scored nearly 300 and the team took a boost from that. However, the counter to that is fielding first means you don't have to worry about calculating what a good score might be. Read More »

Pakistan Beats England, Advances to ICC Champions Trophy Final

Pakistan are playing their fourth semi-final of the tournament, having made past appearances in 2000, 2004 and 2009. Following England's painful ouster from the Champions Trophy at the hands of an aggressively impressive Pakistan , skipper Eoin Morgan was left lamenting a lack of home advantage, asserting that the reused Cardiff pitch led to England being bundled out. Read More »

Pressure is on India not Bangladesh: Ashraful, Bashar

This time when India has geared up to face Bangladesh on semifinal, the Bangladesh fans have shown disregard to our Indian tri-colour flag on social media by draping it around a dog. Both have won 11 matches each, but Bangladesh have lost 10 to India's 13. Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal , Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahaman, Mahmudullah Riyadh, Shakib Al Hasan , Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahaman, Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hossain ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins 10th French Open title


Nadal was joined on the presentation by his uncle Toni, his coach since boyhood, who is stepping down at the end of the year. Winners are normally given a small trophy to keep. Nadal raced to a 3-0 lead in no time before Wawrinka broke back to make it 3-1. - Wawrinka fended off four break points against Nadal in the fourth game having had one of his own in the previous game. Read More »

Banks gives Highlanders thrilling win over Lions


He has re-formed the Ireland half-back pairing with Conor Murray , switching Sexton with expected Test No.10 Owen Farrell , who drops to the bench for the second game in a row having started against the Crusaders and scored all 12 points, although he played more than 50 minutes at inside centre in a midfield axis with replacement Sexton at fly-half. Read More »

Premier League stars falter as England lose to France

France were forced to play a man light for the vast majority of the second period following the dismissal of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane but conjured victory through an Ousmane Dembele victor 12 minutes from time . Paris: England's first experience of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR)  resulted in Harry Kane's second goal from the penalty spot in the friendly global against France in Paris yesterday. Read More »

Dana White Outlines Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Details


McGregor is the biggest draw of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and the current lightweight champion - but his sport allows kicking and grappling. "We've been in negotiations for a while", White told SportsCenter. Speculation about his return to the ring has been ongoing for more than a year, and the Mayweather camp has focused on a megafight with McGregor for months. Read More »

LeBron James: I've Never Played For A Super Team

The Cavaliers star was a bit more reserved when he came to picking present day players. "I think the focus, a lot of LeBron's business interests, his Hollywood aspirations, his media ventures are base out there, and I wrote this previous year and said it and believed it: The minute he won that championship in Cleveland he was liberated to leave again". Read More »

Orioles place Davis on 10-day DL because of strained oblique

The left-hander had lost his three previous starts, allowing 15 earned runs in 13 innings (10.38 ERA) during that span. Gonzalez is looking to improve upon his last outing on Friday, when he permitted four runs and as many walks in 4 2/3 innings of a 7-3 setback at Cleveland. Read More »