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League Cup draw pairs Bristol City and Plymouth Argyle

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Watch the 2017/18 Carabao Cup first-round draw live on talkSPORT.com on Friday, from 1pm United Kingdom time. Birmingham City will face Crawley Town at St. The draw, held in Bangkok, was streamed live on the EFL's Facebook page but, due to an audio error, viewers were left to rely on on-screen graphics to learn who each team had drawn. Read More »

McGregor backers: Mayweather fight is no sideshow

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The cost of tickets and the price of the pay-per-view has not been decided, though the pay-per-view is expected to be at or near the $99.95 charged for Mayweather's 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao that drew a record 4.4 million pay-per-view buys. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India need 265 runs to reach finals

A superb unbeaten century (123* off 129 balls) from Rohit Sharma and a scintillating knock of 96 off 78 balls from Virat Kohli helped India beat Bangladesh by nine wickets in the semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston , Birmingham on Thursday. Read More »

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky welcome second son

His middle name is the middle name of Paulina's mom, Janet Gretzky. Dustin Johnson's press conference at the U.S. Open on Wednesday contained a unique moment of joy: the announcement of his newborn son's name. A photo of the pair kissing was published showing them in a passionate kiss at Hazeltine despite the intense game matches. Pictured: The pro golfer and his longtime girlfriend posing for the camera after winning the U.S. Read More »

Steph Curry says he doesn't want to go to the White House

Curry had 34 points and 10 assists in contributing to the Golden State Warriors victory to wrap up the NBA Final series in Game 5 , with a 129-120 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers . How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the finals? While the Golden State Warriors celebrated their NBA Championship in downtown Oakland, Steph Curry arrived and debuted his special edition UA Curry 4 Parade edition. Read More »

Paul Pogba's highlights, France 3-2 England

Pogba has been criticised in some quarters for sub-par showings since, but global team mate Hugo Lloris has backed him to live up to the hype. And with summer transfer window opening just two weeks ahead, let's use this opportunity to apply pretty much the same way of expressing ourselves to describe Paul Pogba and his impressive showings against England in France's 3-2 worldwide friendly victory at Stade de France on Tuesday night. Read More »

Roland Garros to have new women's singles champion

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If this year's Roland Garros was wide open, then Wimbledon could be the same, and Williams believes she can be the one to take advantage. "'Kiki, Kiki!" yelled the crowd as Mladenovic , a player born of Serbian parents and who speaks good English and cheers herself up in Italian, negotiated her way through the tricky fourth-round match. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Wins Historic 10th French Open Title

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Rafael Nadal believes the doubts he felt during a three-year grand slam drought played an influential role in his historic French Open success. The 31-year-old lost only 35 games in seven matches and won the title without dropping a set for the third time. Read More »

Sidney Crosby wins back-to-back Conn Smythe Award trophies

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It's also their third Stanley Cup since 2009. They also became the NHL's first repeat champion since Detroit did it 19 years ago. Patric Hornqvist's goal with just over a minute and half left in regulation proved to be the game-winner, with Carl Hagelin's empty-netter sealing the deal. Read More »

Roland Garros-2017: Murray, Wawrinka and Pliskova advanced to the semifinals

Murray on the way to his next semi-finals at Roland Garros made seven breaks, organized 31 Vinner and committed 26 unforced errors. "Stan has played fantastic this tournament so far, I don't think he's dropped a set", Murray said. The Briton will now hope to replicate last year's win over Wawrinka at the same stage, one of his best performances on clay. "It's winning when you're not playing your best that is more impressive". Read More »

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes turned a corner with Canadian Grand Prix win

Vettel admitted he was disappointed that neither he nor Ferrari managed to spot the damage earlier, as they would have been able to take a stop while the rest of the field was at a slow speed. "We have delivered a great blow to the Ferraris ". After wrecking Vettel's race at the start, Verstappen looked to be on a charge, but his engine gave up the ghost a few laps later, and although it took longer to break, Fernando Alonso's Honda engine went the same way in another predictably bad ... Read More »

Lakers hoping to bring Lonzo Ball in for second workout

So anybody that's in front of me I'm going to try to take him out. And he always plays better in big games. He is still somewhat raw, and his lack of a jump shot is concerning. "Lonzo is a great guard". However, he is worthy of being selected number two overall. Most everybody is familiar with the Ball family. They would generate a lot of positive publicity by picking a player from UCLA who is widely popular in Los Angeles. Read More »

Warren Gatland set to add extra players to Lions squad

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Wales playmaker Dan Biggar was added to the bench. He has opted for an all-Irish combination at nine and 10 against the Maori, with Johnny Sexton starting at fly-half and Conor Murray at scrum-half. "There's no time to be looking around thinking, oh how good is this, just being happy where I am - it's all about going out there and challenging". Read More »

Cardiff pitch gave 'home advantage' to Pakistan: Eoin Morgan

Morgan believes that experience, on the same strip prepared for this match , played its part - and spelled out that England did not take unpredictable Pakistan lightly. "If we're being brutally honest, we played really well throughout the competition and then we were slightly off it and that is frustrating", he said. Read More »

Failure to adapt to conditions was England's downfall, says Eoin Morgan

Earlier, Pakistan seamers dished out a superb bowling effort to finish the England innings in 49.5 overs at the Sophia Gardens. Sarfraz Ahmed's Pakistan team had the lowest ranking entering the Champions Trophy , and were pilloried after a disappointing opening loss that had critics suggesting they couldn't advance beyond the group stage. Read More »

Pittsburgh Steelers sign No. 1 Draft Pick, TJ Watt

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This is something that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier boldly put out there as a public service announcement. It's a problem that Shazier and the Steelers are eager to solve. The Pittsburgh Steelers might have wrapped up OTAs and mandatory minicamp, but coach Mike Tomlin cautioned his team that work has just begun in the Steel City. Read More »

Arsenal 'ready to offer £5m' for Sunderland duo Asoro and Mbunga-Kimpioka

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Other Premier League teams are interested in Asoro, the source suggests, with the 18-year-old having become Sunderland's youngest ever debutant in August 2016. Asoro has only been in England since 2015 after the Sweden Under-21 worldwide left his home country for the Black Cats. He said on worldwide duty last week: "It's not something you can decide now". Read More »

London Fire's Deaths Up to 17 with More Expected

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Around 400 people were reported missing, but Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy downplayed the figure, saying it added up to more people than actually lived in the block. A council spokeswoman said: "A fire risk assessment was carried out in March". Cundy's remarks were issued shortly after Prime Minister Theresa May briefly visited the site of the disaster and met with firefighters and emergency services. Read More »

MLB Draft day 3: There's even more drafting, apparently

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He had more walks (42) than strikeouts (26), and also stole 15 bases in 18 attempts. "I'm so ready for it", he said. Be sure to stop by and discuss each day! University of Texas first baseman Kacy Clemens , the son of Roger Clemens, was drafted in the eighth round (249th) by the Blue Jays . Read More »

Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener

However, with the announcement of the league fixtures for next season, the preparations for the new term will kick start and the Argentine manager insists that he wants his team to be fully ready so that they go into it with their batteries fully charged. Read More »

Sharma, Kohli fire India into Champions Trophy final

The lazy elegance of Rohit (123 no off 129 balls) coupled with the unmatched swagger of skipper Kohli (96 no off 78 balls) ensured India treat Bangladesh's attack with utter disdain, knocking off a modest target of 265 in 40.1 overs. But Pakistan themselves trounced much-fancied tournament hosts England by eight wickets in another lopsided semi-final in Cardiff on Wednesday. Read More »

Murray, Wawrinka, Pliskova in action at French Open

And the first set was very, very important, I think, for the rest of the match. In a 2016 Rio Olympics re-match, Juan Martin Del Potro faces Andy Murray in the third round. The seventh-seeded Croat dropped his opening service game and then won eight straight games to take complete control against Lopez. This time the Scot would make no mistake and crunched it out with his fourth ace of the match. Read More »

French Open final 'a nice gift' for Ostapenko

Now she stands one match away from becoming the first unseeded player in the professional era to win the women's title at the French Open and the first Latvian grand slam champion. "I think it's a nice gift!" said Ostapenko, who is ranked 47th in the world. I'm really glad I made it. Pliskova had a resilient match, battling back from deficits throughout, but Halep ultimately proved to be too much, taking the match 6-4 3-6 6-3. Read More »

Premier League fixtures released for 2017-2018 campaign

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They then head for a 10-day tour of America, with the first game on July 22, before returning to prepare for their Premier League opener at Newcastle on the weekend of August 12/13 . The Terriers' first game back in the top flight since 1972 is a repeat of their last, when they drew 0-0 at Selhurst Park in April that year. Chris Hughton's side go to Leicester on the second weekend, before visiting Watford . Read More »

Penguins Fans: 'You Throw Catfish. We Throw Parades.'

Despite the heat, Rickner was dressed as an aluminum Stanley Cup , and held two other miniature cups in his hands. In fact, through all of that there was only one opportunity for a championship to be won inside the city, when the Penguins took a 3-1 series lead into Game 5 at home in 2016. Read More »

Rosario, Twins hammer Mariners

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In a sign of things to come, Bergman served up a solo homer to Max Kepler to start the frame and the Twins later took the lead for good on the first two-run homer from Rosario to make it 4-3. His ERA would go from 1.75 to 2.44. The Nationals ran roughshod over the Mets 23-5 on April 30 earlier this season. Eduardo Escobar led the team's march into the record books with a five-hit game. Read More »

Stan Wawrinka: 'Hopefully Djokovic can find his tennis soon!'

Kei Nishikori recovered from losing the first set to love to beat Fernando Verdasco 0-6 6-4 6-4 6-0 and set up a quarter-final with Andy Murray . From that moment Murray was not to look back, coming from behind to win without requiring a fifth set on Court Philippe-Chatrier - the 30-year-old now looking forward to a semi-final rematch with Stan Wawrinka . Read More »

Yankees' Sabathia has Grade 2 hamstring strain

While he has not been placed on the DL yet, he is expected to be out for at least four weeks. The win was his fourth in his last five starts, and the 28-year-old has now turned in quality starts in six of his last seven outings. In eight career starts against the Royals, he is 2-4 with a 4.80 ERA. However, calling up Adams would require the Yanks to make a move on the 40-man roster, meaning he probably won't be their first attempted solution. Read More »

Rickie Fowler leads US Open after wild opening round

The blimp , not affiliated with the U.S. Open , was operated by Airsign , a Florida-based company, to display advertising, Airsign sales manager Catherine Walsh said. Open record, making six straight birdies. Both started on the 10th tee. Rickie Fowler had started off strong working through the back nine first at the U.S. Read More »

Hussain says pitch blameless in England defeat

The odd collapse must be expected in this era of ultra-aggressive batting. Eoin Morgan says England were not guilty of complacency after crashing out of the Champions Trophy against Pakistan . "Maybe some of the teams have really surprised the opposition with the way they have batted and bowled in certain situations". Its like mini World Cup . Read More »