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Stokes and Morgan knock Australia out of Champions Trophy

The England skipper was unlucky to fall short of three figures after a mix-up and a direct hit at the striker's end from Adam Zampa at mid-on, after Stokes had called him then hesitated on a quick single. Back to yesterday's match, Stokes's career-best 102 not out and captain Eoin Morgan's 87 powered the home side, who remain unbeaten in the tournament with three wins out of three. [Full Article...]

Harrison, Venus take first grand slam title at French Open

Harrison, Venus take first grand slam title at French Open After two fiercely-contested opening sets between the two unseeded pairs, Harrison and Venus broke decisively for 5-3 and held serve to prevail on Court Philippe Chatrier. The duo won six matches at the French event on their way to claiming the title - each of those six wins came in three sets. The 29-year-old is just New Zealand's second Grand Slam victor in the modern era, after Onny Parun tea... [Full Article...]

India thrash Bangladesh in ICC Champions Trophy warm-up

India thrash Bangladesh in ICC Champions Trophy warm-up Though the players of both camps have tried their best to keep away from the political views and counter views around the match , the undercurrents are palpable given the cautious replies coming from either camps in the build-up to the game. [Full Article...]

Man United raise bid for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata to €70m

Man United raise bid for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata to €70m The club have moved fast to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Morata expected to fly into Manchester on Monday to complete the move. Mourinho has confirmed his interest in Alvaro Morata as a replacement for Ibrahomivic - telling sources close to him of his admiration for the Real Madrid striker. [Full Article...]

I'm staying put - Griezmann

With my advisor Eric Olhats we have chose to stay. United's interest in the French forward appeared to be dead in the water after Atletico had their appeal against their transfer ban turned down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday. [Full Article...]

South Africa's Rabada and Parnell dismiss England for 153

Among them, Finn appears the likeliest to fit into a line-up which logic suggests should feature Jonny Bairstow - for Stokes in the middle order - and perhaps David Willey for a first taste of the action after he missed out on victories at Headingley and then at the Ageas Bowl . [Full Article...]

Thiem stuns Djokovic to reach semi-finals

Nadal has lost just 20 games in his four matches and is looking the odds on favourite to progress into the last four of the second Grand Slam of the year. Thiem has definitely looked better this tournament, but anytime Djokovic has been pushed up against a wall this week he played incredibly, so I really can't say for sure who I think will win. [Full Article...]

Highlights from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals: Predators at Penguins

Crosby set up Sheary in the low slot for a 4-0 Penguins lead at 1:19. "For three series, we've been able to do that". That was just Game 7 in the second round. Maybe, but Nashville appeared a step quicker in its home building, pouring in nine goals and handing Penguins goalie Matt Murray the first back-to-back playoff losses of his young career. [Full Article...]

Nadal's no good with numbers? He seeks No. 10 at French Open

But, when faced with nine-time champion Nadal - who has only lost twice at Roland Garros - the challenge proved too much. But for sure it becomes 10. Asked whether a 10th Roland Garros crown would be his greatest achievement, Nadal added: "I don't know". On Sunday, he will be playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final. [Full Article...]

Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand

Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand Williams was backed by 11 runs of support from the Pittsburgh offense and cruised through his seven frames, scattering seven hits and two walks while striking out three. "To righties, the same". J.T. Realmuto went 3 for 4 with a homer, two doubles and three RBI. Dustin McGowan (4-0) earned the win in relief of shaky starter Vance Worley . [Full Article...]

Why was Steelers' Chris Boswell kicked out of Penguins Game 5 win?

Why was Steelers' Chris Boswell kicked out of Penguins Game 5 win? Boswell may have done a bit more than he's letting on as it really does seem insane he'd get kicked out for something just about every fan sitting by the glass does regularly. Strangely, it appears he wasn't sitting with a bunch of other Steelers who attended the game, including the team's offensive line, which looked to be sitting in a suite. [Full Article...]

Where to watch Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final in Middle Tennessee

Crosby, Malkin, Kessel and those other skilled forwards can't do anything without the puck. The Cup will be at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday for Game 6 in all its gleaming glory, ready to be kissed and passed from hand to hand. Not that the Penguins gave them much of a chance. The Predators say their watch party at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville was sold out nearly an hour before puck drop, wi... [Full Article...]

Would be nice to knock Australia out of Champions Trophy: Buttler

Earlier, Jos Buttler´s quickfire unbeaten 61 helped take England to a total of 310 all out after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions by New Zealand captain Williamson. Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal also started the tournament with a century, against England , before making 95 against Australia. Buttler, known for playing shots in a 360-degree arc, hasn't been in prime form this year, e... [Full Article...]

Penguins Cruise By Predators To Win Game 5

The Nashville Predators' improbable run to the Stanley Cup Finals has blurred the dividing line between music and sports, a convergence that's expected to hit a crescendo in Tennessee's capital city this weekend. But there's still at least one more chance for the teams to provide a one-goal game or maybe even some overtime, which had been on pace to break the all-time record for a single pos... [Full Article...]

Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) celebrates his team's 6-0 victory over the Nashville Predators with goalie Matt Murray (30) after Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The night started with a catfish throw. Back in April, before the Stanley Cup playoffs started, two current National Hockey League players told me each believed the Pittsburgh Pe... [Full Article...]

UFC Fight Night 110: Thibault Gouti pulled due to illness

UFC Fight Night 110: Thibault Gouti pulled due to illness It's a key bout for Brunson, as the middleweight's coming off losses to Robert Whittaker and Anderson Silva , although, a lot of people believe he defeated Silva (the latter won via decision). Here is how the fight unfolded, round-by-round, including FanSided's scoring of the fight. Unlike most of his prior appearances inside of the Octagon, Brunson was extremely cautious and patient in the early... [Full Article...]

Skipper Smith disappointed after second washout

England were bowled out for 310 by New Zealand after losing the toss in their Group A Champions Trophy match at Cardiff on Tuesday. Bangladesh's sole wicket arrived when Rubel Hossain pinged one back onto Finch's pad but captain Steve Smith quickly restored order, a lifted drive through the covers taking Australia past 50. [Full Article...]

Maria Sharapova announces she will miss Wimbledon qualifying due to injury

Maria Sharapova announces she will miss Wimbledon qualifying due to injury Maria Sharapova's recovery time from her thigh problem could be longer. If fit, the five-time Grand Slam women's singles title victor will take part in the event played at Roehampton's Bank of England Sports Centre between June 26 and 29. [Full Article...]

Camera Catches Saddest Predators Watch Party During Game 5 Loss To Penguins

Camera Catches Saddest Predators Watch Party During Game 5 Loss To Penguins That was just Game 7 in the second round. Colin Wilson could be back in the Nashville Predators' lineup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins . Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel needed just one period to chase Pekka Rinne from his House of Horrors. The opening faceoff was delayed a few seconds after someone threw a catfish onto the ice - a Pred... [Full Article...]

LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

But that means little to Golden State's players, who with a victory in Game 4 on Friday night can exorcise those haunting demons from last June when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers . No team has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit in the Finals, though three teams forced a Game 6 and one - the 1951 New York Knicks - managed to reach a Game 7. [Full Article...]


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