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Tapwrit rallies to win Belmont Stakes

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He's good at getting horses in position. Tapwrit finished sixth in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness. Aqueduct, New York's base for winter racing, was a place to go between meets at Belmont and Saratoga. "It's the nature of this business", Pletcher said. "Right now they're very comfortable that the horse is comfortable and much better than he was two days ago". Read More »

Southgate calls for more clinical England after late Scotland drama

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Who impressed for England during their World Cup qualifying win over Scotland? "The atmosphere in the changing-room would have been a party if we'd won", he said . "But that's why he's a top player". "He get's half a chance, it's a great finish, another day someone else might not have done that". "Someone else might not have done that". Read More »

Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson Welcome Baby No. 2

Johnson is the No. 1-ranked player in the world, and after missing the cut at last week's Memorial Tournament in OH, he played two practice rounds at Erin Hills, a first-time Open venue. Lakers player, Art Whisnant , and that the family approved its release. The Westgate will have its dozens of U.S. Open props offered on Tuesday and they'll have adjusted odds to win and golfer match-ups following the end of each round.On Sunday, as long as someone doesn't run away with the win, Sherman ... Read More »

Clinical England sail through to semis

Luke Ronchi was dismissed on the first ball he faced, however, and while Kane Williamson (87 from 98) put together a fine knock, the Black Caps' run rate quickly dipped well below what was required. Morgan's men are through to the semi-finals after beating New Zealand , but have the chance to put Australia out. "The persistence and mind set the guys showed kept us in good stead, so when we eventually took a wicket we took two, and could build on that". Read More »

Pakistan to lock horns with England in first Champions Trophy semifinal

Trevor Bayliss will rue the fact that his side's worse performance in two years came at the worst possible moment, denying them the chance to secure their first trophy in a 50-over global tournament. The Pakistan bowling attack comprising pacers Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir , Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali and their lone spinner Imad Wasim will look to test the strong England batting line-up as well. Read More »

CT2017: Pakistan's Zaman wants India in finale

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The defending champions reached their target with 9.5 overs remaining, setting up a final to savor and one that is sure to be watched by hundreds of millions of fans on TV. It is a huge blow to England, who have prioritised white-ball cricket over the past two years in order to try and finally land a major global one-day title after 42 years of trying. Read More »

The internet can hardly handle LeBron James' new haircut

Golden State locked up its fifth title in franchise history with Monday's 129-120 win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland , Calif. "Today is all about celebrating our championship", the Warriors said in a statement released Tuesday, hours after the team dethroned the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals . Read More »

Holder Muguruza stamps some star-appeal on Paris

Mladenovic has been struggling with a bad back since the eve of the tournament and served 16 double faults.But ultimately the rest of her game made up for it, although there must be a concern that she has expended too much emotional energy to go all the way. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan stun mighty England to reach final

Pakistan had to go into the match without main strike bowler Mohammad Amir but they did not miss him, with Rumman Raees slotting in to replace the 25-year-old. Pakistan pulled of an emphatic eight wicket win over England to storm into the finals of the Champions Trophy on Wednesday. It is a coping mechanism created to ensure that spirits do not sink too low or rise too high but it was clear from the disappointment etched in Joe Root's face and voice after the defeat to Pakistan in ... Read More »

Spider-Man is Hopefully a Dream Come True

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Here is what he had to say when he was asked whether we could expect something bigger at PlayStation experience or the Tokyo gaming Show. But for now, these are the most important game announcements made at the Sony E3 2017 keynote. Read More »

A great day for a Stanley Cup celebration

They arrived at 2:30 a.m. but were greeted by other fans who arrived Tuesday night. If they're not at PPG Paints Arena, they're watching on TV. Planners say as many as 500,000 people could turn out Wednesday, surpassing the 400,000 who attended last year's celebration, which was the biggest for any of the team's five Stanley Cup championships. Read More »

India & Pakistan set for final

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Discussing the final , Kohli added: "Hopefully our two openers can give us a solid base in the final". We're taking it as any other game, I know that's boring but that's our mindset. But new batsman Sabbir Rahman cover-drove his first ball, from Jasprit Bumrah, for four . He was just four runs short of a well deserved fifty when he mishit an off-cutter from Mashrafe Mortaza to Mossadek Hossain at point. Read More »

ACC record 75 players selected in 2017 MLB Draft

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All three of those players, should they sign, would be in prime bonus money range. This is true of the last draft picks in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, although 2015's Joseph Reinsdorf (yes, his grandson) and 2016's Drew Puglielli are still in college. Read More »

Hassan Ali becomes leading wicket-taker of Champions Trophy

Ben Stokes , usually one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket, needed 64 balls to scrape together 34 runs and he failed to muster a single boundary on a pitch Morgan described as hard to bat on. Sarfraz, meanwhile, probably wishes he could bat at Cardiff all the time, with the wicket-keeper having made 90 on the same ground past year as Pakistan chased down a target of 303 against England in a four-wicket win that prevented a 5-0 ODI series whitewash. Read More »

Shiv Sena chides MP government for stopping Rahul from going to Mandsaur

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Although the government's waiver program promises relief to debt-ridden farmers to help them from defaulting on their loans, Indian auditors in 2013 recorded corruption in the system. The farmers had been pelting stones, shutting down shops, and torching vehicles prior to the shootings. Sehore is home region of boss pastor Chouhan. Read More »

India Set Targets High For Semi-Finals

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India dominated possession early in the match, but were frustrated by a compact Scotland side, who often had five players behind the ball in defensive positions. Sunil assisted from the baseline. It worked like wonder with forward Ramandeep Singh finding a breakthrough nearly immediately after the restart. A ideal deflection by Ramandeep earned India a much-needed 2-1 lead. Read More »

Ruthless India cruise into semi-finals

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That would leave England to face the victor of Monday's final game-stage match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan , in the other semi in Cardiff on Wednesday. Out of many attractions in the series of matches, if you had seen the India-Pakistan match, then you must remember the viral image of the couple in the stands, that left social media in splits. Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open

Every major on the PGA Tour is exciting. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Golf Association said the advertising blimp crashed in an open field about half a mile from the golf course . With Dustin Johnson a distracted dad, Rory McIlroy a little rusty and third-ranked Jason Day trying to put it all together in 2017, the door could be open for another first-time major victor in the U.S. Read More »

Blimp crashes at US Open

Open. My goal in life is to one day write a Batman screenplay. The company that operates the blimp says the only person aboard, the pilot, was "OK", but being taken to a hospital. "The Washington County Sheriff's Office is now investigating the crash of an advertising blimp east of the 2017 US Open Golf event grounds", the sheriff's office said in a preliminary statement. Read More »

Ostapenko cops French Open crown

Ostapenko held a 40-0 advantage on the Halep serve but couldn't break, was broken in the ensuing game after holding game point and lost the next game after it went to deuce. I have been sick to my stomach with emotions. She describes the 24 hours prior to the final as "tough". "I was very close to take the first Grand Slam and also No. Read More »

La Decima: Rafa Nadal's 10th French Open Title in Numbers

Rafael Nadal once again justified his " King of Clay " tag by bagging an incredible tenth French Open title on Sunday at the expense of Stan Wawrinka who had no answer to the Spaniard's thumping groundstrokes and overall play. Wawrinka actually had the first break point in the third game in a scratchy start to the match but soon he was the one under pressure. "I don't care about the games I lost or not, or sets, these kind of things - the only thing I care is I have been playing very ... Read More »

Huddersfield close in on Mooy

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The Australian impressed on loan with Huddersfield last season and played an instrumental role in them gaining promotion. He will become the Yorkshire club's record signing at £8 million with £2 million in add-ons, with buy-back and sell-on clauses inserted into the deal. Read More »

Fans at parade cheer on Penguins for Stanley Cup win

The Penguins' Stanley Cup victory hasn't earned them an invitation to the White House. However, just in case there were still a few haters who still thought he was overrated, this spring Crosby went out and led the Pittsburgh Penguins to their second straight Stanley Cup and his second straight Conn Smyth Trophy. Read More »

650000 celebrate at Penguins Stanley Cup parade

The Penguins won the cup Sunday against the Nashville Predators with a 2-0 win in Game 6. Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby received the Conn Smythe Trophy , awarded annually to the most outstanding player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament in Wisconsin

He was taken by helicopter to a hospital. Golfer Brandt Snedeker said he spotted something while on the course at Erin Hills, about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The Floriday-based company that owns the blimp, AirSign, is looking into the crash, said Catherine Walsh, a company sales representative. He says he has no additional information on the crash that happened during the tournament's opening round in Erin, Wisconsin. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Nashville Predators Game 5

Predators Coach Peter Laviolette has a policy of not discussing lineup changes and wouldn't say if Wilson will return after missing four games because of a lower-body injury. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won seven of their last eight games when allowing under four goals. 0 - Goals for Phil Kessel in the Stanley Cup Final. Read More »

USGA: US Open will generate $120M for Wisconsin economy

Temperatures are expected in the high 80s with little chance of rain. The bunkers have been set up as punitive, deep and unforgiving. "I hope so, he said ". "To have it in our state is awesome", North told Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune. Unflappable Dustin Johnson , fresh from the birth of his second son on Monday, said he likes his game and the Erin Hills layout ahead of defence of his U.S. Read More »

Bacsinszky weathers Mladenovic storm in Roland Garros

Ostapenko came into this tournament with nearly zero grand slam success , but the 19-year-old has beaten three straight top-50 players and is fresh off a match in which she hit 46 winners. The court was hardly full of spectators on the damp, nippy day, unlike on Sunday when the 24-year-old fed off the energy of a packed house and ousted defending champion Garbine Muguruza amid warm sunshine. Read More »

What's in a name? Ask Paulina Gretzky

Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson have welcomed their second child together - a baby boy! Johnson said both River and Gretzky are doing well. American Dustin Johnson has not performed particularly well since finishing second in the Wells Fargo Championship back in May. Read More »

Kevin Durant scores 39 as Golden State Warriors win championship

Not that it matters because no one is talking about Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala when they say the Warriors are a super team . He made 14 of his 20 shots, including five 3-pointers. On what it felt like to lose to the Warriors in the Finals in five games: "I left everything on the floor every game, all five games". It was an unprecedented third consecutive meeting between the clubs in the finals and both appear ready to continue their domination of conference rivals on the way ... Read More »

Pakistan qualify for ICC Champions Trophy final

With the help of a Azhar Ali's innings at the other end Zaman put up an opening stand of 118. Pakistan suffered a blow as Mohammad Amir was ruled out of the Champions Trophy semi-final against England at Cardiff . "I felt like we were trying to take a positive option against them, but obviously, given the conditions , it didn't allow us to do that". "Credit goes to the bowlers and the batters who finished it very well", Sarfraz said in his post match comments. Read More »

Sunderland talks to start with Derek McInnes and Tony Docherty

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes will remain at the club after turning down an approach from relegated Sunderland . Derek McInnes has made a decision to stay at Aberdeen after failing to agree a deal with Sunderland . With Paul Bracewell set to leave his position as Sunderland's assistant manager, the Black Cats have also agreed a deal for Tony Docherty , who is now McInnes' number two at Aberdeen . Read More »

Blimp appears to crash at US Open

The advertising blimp was being used at the U.S. Open, sheriff's officials said. "But, listen, we're prepared - you never know what's going to happen with Mother Nature". "To me, this is the validation of a career". Dustin Johnson is on the course at Erin Hills to start the defense of his U.S. Open title. After five years of operating earth-moving equipment he struck out on his own. Read More »