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Houston Astros place ace Dallas Keuchel on disabled list again

Houston Astros place ace Dallas Keuchel on disabled list again The Royals didn't mind at all. The outcome pushed the Royals' record to 26-32 and their mark in the long home stand to 5-4. It's their job to finish up those late tight games like that. He gave up six hits, a walk and hit a batter. If team's are going to play dramatic shifts, pitchers have to pitch to those shifts and when they don't, guys like Salvador Perez can score from first. [Full Article...]

ICC ODI Players Rankings: Virat Kohli regains top spot in batsmen category

Kohli, who had briefly held the No. 1 ranking in January, has a one-point lead over Warner. The Indian cricket team opener is now 10th following scores of 68 against Pakistan, 125 against Sri Lanka and 78 against South Africa. Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood , for the first time in his career, rose to the top of the bowlers' charts on the back of solid displays in the Champions Trophy, despite h... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Eoin Morgan wants England to knock Australia out

Champions Trophy: Eoin Morgan wants England to knock Australia out In reply, New Zealand struggled to overcome the first over loss of Luke Ronchi for a golden duck and, although Kane Williamson struck an assured 87, his team mates were picked off by England's impressive attack. Powered by a late flourish from Jos Buttler (61 n o, 48b, 2×4, 2×6) and half centuries by Joe Root (64, 65b, 5×4, 2×6) and Alex Hales (56, 62b, 3×4, 2×6), England scored 310 agains... [Full Article...]

Halep sets up final clash with Ostapenko

Halep sets up final clash with Ostapenko Halep later edged Karolina Pliskova 6-4 3-6 6-3 in what was a high-quality tussle between the second and third seeds. Halep said a stronger mentality enabled her to mount an astonishing fightback and beat Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals and the 2014 Roland Garros runner-up kept her composure to stand on the brink of a first major title. [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

When Kevin Durant made the move to the Golden State Warriors back when free agency began in July, he did it with the sole goal being to compete into June and win an NBA Championship. The Cavs shot 62 percent from the field in the first quarter while taking a 37-33 lead, but the Warriors dominated the second quarter to grab a 11-point halftime advantage. [Full Article...]

Sebastian Vettel believed podium finish was possible at Canadian GP

Sebastian Vettel believed podium finish was possible at Canadian GP The team initially thought he escaped the incident unscathed, as the damage to the vehicle was not at first apparent to the driver or on the telemetry. Verstappen briefly challenged race leader Lewis Hamilton at the restart but soon settled into a rhythm in second spot, only to pull to the side of the track with a problem a few laps later. [Full Article...]

McCullers latest Astros pitcher to go on disabled list

McCullers latest Astros pitcher to go on disabled list Darvish worked seven strong innings and Nomar Mazara provided some insurance with a two-out, three-run homer in the eighth inning in the Texas Rangers' 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night at Minute Maid Park. The Astros honored Aoki a day after he surpassed the 2,000-hit mark between the American and Japanese major leagues. That means four of the Astros five starting pitchers are o... [Full Article...]

AB de Villiers can put 'big performance' against India: Domingo

AB de Villiers can put 'big performance' against India: Domingo Pakistan kept the Proteas to a modest 219 for eight in their 50 overs, having conceded exactly 100 more against title-holders India . Hasan Ali stole the show for Pakistan , taking three wickets in eight overs. Off-spinner Hafeez then had Quinton de Kock (33) lbw on the sweep. Mohammad Amir and Junaid generated pace and swing to make life hard for the South Africa openers after AB de V... [Full Article...]

Draymond Green gets in the mix in Game 4 against Cavs

But here's what happened. Now, fast-forward. With 6:18 left in the third quarter and the Cavaliers leading 99-85, Green was apparently assessed another technical foul after complaining about a call. Because everything I say, I know what I'm saying", Green said at a media session at Sunday's practice. "The next thing that I'm looking forward to is getting these couple weeks off and then get... [Full Article...]

Japan weighs adding missile shelters as N. Korea threat grows

South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday nominated a former navy chief as his defense minister, the president's office said, as the government faces challenges tackling North Korea's rapidly developing weapons program. But "what they're doing right now is not just random launches of all sorts of missiles with various different ranges", said Jung Hoon Lee, an expert in North Korean nuclear... [Full Article...]

Smith frustrated after second wash-out

Smith frustrated after second wash-out Australia , whose final group match is against England in Birmingham on June 10, were the victims of one of the all-time great upsets when Bangladesh beat them by five wickets in a one-day worldwide in Cardiff in 2005. On the other hand, Bangladesh may not have won its first match against England but its batting was impressive. "We knew it's going to be hard playing against Australia ... [Full Article...]

New South Wales unchanged for State of Origin II

Coach Kevin Walters noted that while axing so many long-time Maroons was a hard call, the time was right to transition the Queensland side to a new generation of Maroons . Oates was a workhorse for Queensland in the opener, scoring a try and nearly being the exclusive kicking target of Mitchell Pearce . There will be the predictable cries of the Maroons "eating their own" but most of... [Full Article...]

Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif ., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Cavaliers aren't going down in Game 5 of the NBA Finals without a fight. The Warriors won in 2015 before the Cavs made their historic comeback a year ago. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Help Bring NBA Title Back to Oakland

Durant was almost flawless in Game 5, scoring 39 points on 14-20 shooting, with seven rebound and five assists. Whether it's extending a season with a pair of 40-point performances or hitting the series-deciding 3-pointer in a Game 7 win past year, Irving's already stellar game has risen to another level whenever the Cavs have faced elimination. [Full Article...]

Haqqani Militant Network behind Kabul Attack: Aghan Gov't

Haqqani Militant Network behind Kabul Attack: Aghan Gov't The French, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Kazakh embassies reportedly sustained some damage too, but no staff injuries were reported. "Four BBC journalists were also injured and were treated in hospital". Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, told Al Jazeera that the group was not involved in the attack. Germany, Japan and Pakistan said some of their embassy employees ... [Full Article...]

Warriors clinch National Basketball Association title to continue golden age

Warriors clinch National Basketball Association title to continue golden age After the Cavaliers won the title in 2016, Golden State's focus turned to a player who wasn't in the NBA Finals: Durant . "The way that he embraced the opportunity in the Finals, it was unbelievable", Curry said. "Call us a super team", Durant continued, "but it's been a lot of super teams that hasn't worked". That's a historical fact, as noted late Monday by an older, wiser, characteristical... [Full Article...]

Kabul Funeral Blasts Kill At Least 20

Kabul Funeral Blasts Kill At Least 20 Waheed Majroh, spokesman for Ministry of Public Health, told Anadolu Agency the nature of the blasts were not yet known. There were conflicting reports of the death toll throughout the day. "I strongly discourage any actor from seeking opportunistically to use these very emotional and fragile moments to destabilize the situation and risk further harm to civilians", Tadamichi Yamamoto, the United... [Full Article...]

Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch National Basketball Association title

With his emotional mother watching nearby, Durant raised the trophy after leading the Golden State Warriors to a 129-120 Game 5 victory, dethroning last year's champions Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, June 12 (Tuesday in Manila). Twice a year ago they had failed in a home closeout game against much the same Cavaliers roster that was as desperate then as it was on Monday night. [Full Article...]

Warriors Oust Cavs In Game 5 To Win Championship; Durant Named MVP

The NBA may have an issue with predictability, as Golden State is the overwhelming favorite again next season. Stephen Curry of the Warriors meanwhile said, "We learned from everything we've been through. But the road to the 2017 National Basketball Association title was anything but easy for third-year Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr . Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries... [Full Article...]

How to bet NBA Finals Game 4

How to bet NBA Finals Game 4 The Golden State Warriors will attempt to become the first team in NBA history to go undefeated throughout the NBA Playoffs . James, who is averaging a triple-double in the 2017 Finals (32 points, 12.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists), and the Cavs edged the Warriors in Game 7 a year ago after falling behind 3-1, becoming the first team to ever overcome such a deficit in the Finals. [Full Article...]


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