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Blues bloody Lions nose as tourists fall to loss

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In that short cameo Farrell appeared to be more polished than Ireland's Jonathan Sexton and Wales' Dan Biggar who have started in the first two games. We're getting better and better. Centre Ryan Crotty will miss the Crusaders' clash with the Lions due to a rib injury but has been named in the All Blacks squad. Read More »

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko shocks Simona Halep to win French Open

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The impatience of youth not only showed up in Ostapenko's play but also, occasionally, in her demeanour. "I was trying to enjoy the match and fight for every point", Ostapenko said. "It was a little bit of like emotional moment, but that's it. Of course, I work in the gym and stuff but I think I was just born like that". "I will keep working because I really want to repeat what I have done this tournament". Read More »

Bangladesh make 264 against India in Champions Trophy semi-final

It's Bangladeshi first ever entrance in the Semi Final Stage of ICC Champions Trophy though India has already been Champions twice in 2002 and 2013. On the much-anticipated final against Pakistan , Kohli said: "Credit to Rohit". India will start as favourites as they had finished the group stage at the top of Pool B with wins over Pakistan and South Africa. Read More »

'Kiki' Mladenovic feeds off home crowd to advance

Mladenovic is coming off a good claycourt season. The Spaniard had a spring in her step while Mladenovic had pain in her back, taking time to stretch as she fell a double break down. "It was epic", said Mladenovic, who managed a back injury that hinders her serving. Women's 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki beat eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation 6-1 4-6 6-2 in the fourth round. Read More »

Kohli urges India to remain on guard against 'dangerous' Bangladesh

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Medium pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/53) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/40) maintained a strict line to halt Bangladesh's scoring rate while part-timer Kedar Jadhav (2/22) emerged as the surprise package for the men in blue. "We will treat it like we treated the last game". Asked about his own batting, Kohli said the start given by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave him the freedom to play his game. Read More »

Warriors say decision has not been made about White House visit

You may see some tweets popping into your feed with pretty big retweet numbers and think there's some validity to the claim that Golden State will skip the traditional visit, like many Patriots players did . Steph Curry , in response to Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's comments that Trump was an asset to the business community, quipped that he agreed if "you remove "et" from asset". Read More »

Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy

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India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in finals which will be played at The Oval on Sunday. Pakistan scored a huge win over the in-form England team to book a place in the Champions Trophy 2017 finals. Toss Report: India won the Toss and chose to BOWL first. He added: "They are a very risky side on their day and everyone realises that". Bangladesh need to psyche themselves in a big way, for only pride and passion can carry them across the line: in theory, India ... Read More »

CT 2017: Pakistan win toss, ask England to bat

Raees, denied the wicket of Alex Hales on an lbw review, got his man for 13 when the opener sliced a drive to extra-cover. Joe Root is a world-class batsman and is the fulcrum around whom the England batting revolves. Rashid and Ball claimed one wicket each. An unpredictable Pakistan today stunned England by eight wickets to enter their maiden Champions Trophy final, continuing their sensational run in the tournament . Read More »

Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav included in India squad for West Indies tour

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Youngster Rishabh Pant and 22-year-old Kuldeep Yadav have been included in the squad and they would most likely be playing their first ODI for the Men in Blue. Team: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan , Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane , Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Yuvraj Singh , Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja , Mohammed Shami , Umesh Yadav , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik . Read More »

Louisville, Pitino await NCAA discipline in escorts case

NCAA officials said those parties are considered impermissible benefits. The school's interim president, Greg Postel, has already announced that the university plans to appeal "all aspects of the penalties". The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation. Read More »

Olivier Giroud set for Arsenal exit

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That could be bad news for West Ham United , who are thought to be trying to sign Giroud ( London Evening Standard ). That was until the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a transfer ban for the Spanish club, meaning any new signings this summer can not play until January. Read More »

Andy Murray into semi-finals after taming Kei Nishikori

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After experiencing a five-set thriller in the third round delayed by the rain, the eighth-seeded Nishikori regrouped himself and came back from one set down to see off Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. "It was windy, so the timing was hard, but once I was able to get into a rhythm and keep him away from the baseline, that made the difference". Wawrinka beat 15th seed Gael Monfils 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 to earn a ninth win from 10 meetings with French opponents at the tournament. Read More »

Sanders 'sickened', man ID'd as shooter volunteered in Iowa for Sanders campaign

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His home inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show. Police recovered a shotgun from Hodgkinson following that arrest. He says that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". At a news conference, authorities said five people were transported to local hospitals, but would not say if one of them was the shooter; he was later ID's as the lone fatality so far. Read More »

Donnarumma will not renew Milan contract

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AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be signing a new contract with the Rossoneri , the club have been forced to confirm on Thursday afternoon, suggesting a high profile exit for the 18-year-old may only be a matter of time. Read More »

Pakistan spoil England's party to reach Champions Trophy final

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Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57), with their dazzling knocks, ended unbeaten tournament hosts England's slim hopes of victory with an opening stand of 118. "It was simply the fact that Pakistan have played on the wicket already and that helped them". England did avoid a 10-wicket defeat when Jos Buttler stumped Fakhar off leg-spinner Adil Rashid and Azhar too fell before the finish, pulling Jake Ball into his stumps. Read More »

Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of MLB draft

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The 21-year-old held opponents to a paltry.194 batting average. Then it was McKay, another two-way star from Louisville, going fourth overall to the Rays as a first baseman. I think the strategy is misguided, but we'll see how it pans out. It marked the third time in the last four years the Twins used their first-round selection on a high school player, a route they've frequently taken. Read More »

Pakistan reach ICC Champions Trophy final after surprise victory over England

After a surprise group defeat by Sri Lanka in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides, India responded to the pressure of a "must-win" clash against South Africa with a commanding eight-wicket victory over the top-ranked Proteas at the Oval last weekend - a match where Kohli's unbeaten 76 helped him regain first place in the ODI batting rankings. Read More »

Blimp Crashes Near US Open Course in Wis.

The blimp was operated by Airsign, a Florida-based company, to display advertising, according to Justin Maynard, a sales manager at the firm. Twitter user Adam Johnson wrote with a video of the blimp drifting toward the ground. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said they could not immediately comment, but said a press release about the incident will later be posted to their website. Read More »

Yuvraj Singh's fiery knock against Pakistan in Champions Trophy lauded by greats

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This was both Asian giants' first match of the 2017 Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world's top-eight one-day worldwide teams. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma held the fort for India until Sharma was run out at 91. India will next play against Sri Lanka on June 8. Chasing a hard, revised target was always going to be a steep test for Pakistan's batting - they didn't look like getting close at any point. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy : Virat Kohli says, we played best game so far

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Pakistan does have some recent knowledge of the ground beaten England there by four wickets in a one-day worldwide past year. "This is probably our best game we played so far, the most complete performance", Kohli said after the match. We had a couple of sessions here, and we are very much prepared for that. "We know this is a game we all want to win and want to go through to the semis". Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan stun England to reach final

We elected to bowl and chase again [which worked]. It qualified as the eighth of the eight teams for the tournament and was slated to return home after the first round. Pakistan bowled England out for just 211, in an era where 300 is considered a one-day worldwide "par score", after captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and fielded. Read More »

West Ham unable to play at home until September

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Christmas and New Year sees teams lined up to play four matches over ten days between December 23 and New Year's Day, with Arsenal against Chelsea on January 1 looking the pick of the festive matches. - Burnley has lost all three Premier League opening-day fixtures , scoring just one goal in those three games. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola go head to head for the first time on December 9 when Manchester United host City, the week after Mourinho's men travel to Arsenal . Read More »

India set to be unchanged for Champions Trophy semifinals

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain , Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mustafizur Rahman , Rubel Hossain , Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Sunzamul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed. Read More »

Champion Warriors might snub White House -- if invited

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The Pittsburgh Penguins recently won their second Stanley Cup Championship on Sunday and there has been no word on whether or not the team plans to make a trip to the White House. To be a great leader, there have to be some qualities in there. Several media outlets, including CNBC and the New York Daily News , reported that the Warriors plan to skip the visit per a unanimous team vote. Read More »

'Treat India game as big opportunity rather than big match'

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They will now play the winners of today's game, most probably an epic India-Pakistan final is on the cards. "He's been a total match victor for India , won so many big tournaments in big cities, and this is just a testimony to the kind of talent he possesses". Read More »

Leeds appoint Thomas Christiansen as new boss

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So baring that in mind, here are TWO signings new Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen must swiftly add to his squad's ranks.... "We are delighted to make this announcement today as it successfully concludes what has been a thorough and extensive search, following a huge level of interest from all over the football world", said club managing director Angus Kinnear. Read More »

Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh

Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang. "It is no surprise anymore to anyone that they are doing really well, and they have really improved their cricket , and it is a credit to their set-up and the kind of players they have now who are taking more responsibility". Read More »

Skipper Sarfraz proud after 'no chance' Pakistan reach final

Ali, who conceded 70 runs against India , is now a leading bowler in the tournament with 10 wickets. The 50-run stand between the duo came off 62 deliveries. June. 15: 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 »

Teenager Ostapenko shocks Wozniacki to reach last four

As she often has since the start of the tournament, Ostapenko took many risks, hitting 38 winners to make up for her 50 unforced errors on court Suzanne Lenglen. "Rafa could potentially win up to 15 times", Kuerten said about Nadal, who has dropped only 22 games in five matches so far. Djokovic is the defending champion. Read More »