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Murray says need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori

Murray will next play eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori , who recovered to beat Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. For Stan Wawrinka the match 1/4 final against Marin Cilic has suddenly become a cakewalk - champion Roland Garros-2015 easily passed the Croatian giant and has extended its series of semi-finals in Paris three seasons. [Full Article...]

CT 2017: Pakistan win toss, ask England to bat

This means that in the case of the rain rendering semi-finals unplayable, England and India would progress to the final. "Credit goes to the bowlers and the batters who finished it very well", Sarfraz said in his post match comments. It was an outcome which confounded nearly all predictions after England had breezed through the group stages - while Pakistan began their campaign with a la... [Full Article...]

Diego Costa's future in limbo as he waits for Chelsea's transfer decision

Costa was asked about a possible return to Atletico Madrid , who he helped to win the 2014 Primera Liga title, but who are unable to make any signings this summer because of a Federation Internationale de Football Association ban. "Now it's up to Chelsea to decide if I should be looking for then a new team". Asked about the possibility of seeing his brother play for Brazilian club Palmeiras, ... [Full Article...]

McGregor showdown set for August 26 at MGM Grand

McGregor showdown set for August 26 at MGM Grand UFC president Dana White revealed on ESPN Sportscenter that the fight will be at the T-Mobile Arena, but the venue could change to the MGM Grand. Floyd walks around 152, sometimes lighter, and one wonders if part of the negotiations was taking 147 off the table and keeping a murderous cut for the Irishman in check. [Full Article...]

South Africa begin ICC Champions Trophy campaign with comfortable victory

South Africa begin ICC Champions Trophy campaign with comfortable victory Hashim Amla's 25th one-day worldwide hundred underpinned the Proteas' score of 299-6 on Saturday, before Tahir played the lead role in ensuring Sri Lanka's chase was an unsuccessful one. Lanka were in a spot of bother but they were well ahead of the Proteas in terms of runs at that stage. De Villiers was involved in the next wicket as well, executing a ideal throw to run-out the risky Dine... [Full Article...]

LeBron's finals triple double history doesn't ease loss

A year ago, James led the Cavs' comeback from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Warriors for the title, but following Game 1, James said the Warriors are a different beast with Durant. "This is a team sport and I just try and do my best with the team ". The Warriors are already heavy favorites in Vegas to repeat next year, at better than evens . [Full Article...]

England 211 all out against Pakistan in Champions Trophy semi-final

But after mustering only a meek 211 all out on an awkward surface, they managed to delay Pakistan for a mere 37.1 overs as the tourists instead booked their place at The Oval this weekend - possibly against their great rivals India , who face Bangladesh in the second semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Pirates unable to finish sweep of Colorado

Pirates unable to finish sweep of Colorado Behind a bounce-back start from rookie starter German Marquez and a career-high four hits from speedy rookie outfielder Raimel Tapia , the Rockies beat Pittsburgh 5-1 to snuff out a three-game losing streak. Chris Rusin allowed Marquez's one run to score in the sixth after the rookie allowed back-to-back hits to open the inning. The first four batters in the Colorado lineup went 1-for-31 in the ... [Full Article...]

Tyronn Lue on Cavaliers vs Warriors: "I don't see a big gap"

James became the first player in NBA history to average a triple double in the NBA Finals after scoring 41 points with 13 rebounds and eight assists on Monday . Smith thinks about him , but I am getting exhausted of hearing him talk. Letting Game 3 get away from us and then coming back to this gym, we knew it was going to be tough, but I thought our mindset was right. [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors take National Basketball Association title

Golden State Warriors take National Basketball Association title Warriors team-mate Steph Curry put up 34 points and 10 assists as Golden State won their fifth title. LeBron James scored 41 points for the Cavs in a losing effort, while Kyrie Irving scored 26 but was only 9 for 22 from the floor. The victory was something of a redemption for the Warriors who blew a three games to one lead to lose the title to the Cavs last season. High-profile recruit D... [Full Article...]

Hein Verbruggen, former cycling head, dies at 75

Hein Verbruggen, former cycling head, dies at 75 The International Olympics Committee's Executive Board has proposed ex-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the new Chair of the IOC's Ethics Commission, the committee's press service reported. The IOC, in a statement Wednesday, dubbed Verbruggen, who also headed the SportAccord Convention of global sports federations from 2003 to 2013, "a cycling fanatic and a true sports fan". [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors: 2017 parade route and time

Curry's comment came two days after Golden State defeated Cleveland 129-120 to wrap up its series in five games and earn its second National Basketball Association championship in three years. Curry, who is signed with Under Armour through 2024, made comments critical of President Trump in February, after Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank called Trump an "asset" to the country. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump claims 'total vindication' after James Comey accused him of lies

Trump broke the silence he'd maintained during and immediately after Comey's Thursday testimony, by saying on Twitter he was vindicated "despite so many false statements and lies". " Comey is a leaker", Trump wrote on Twitter, adding the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director gave "false statements and lies" Thursday - which would be considered perjury as Comey was under oath. [Full Article...]

Judge, Yankees batter Orioles 16-3 for 4th straight win

Judge, Yankees batter Orioles 16-3 for 4th straight win Matt Shoemaker has given up 4 runs in 3 of his last 5 starts, including 10 runs in his last 17 innings, so he's gonna have to turn that around against his lineup. The outfielder enhanced his credentials by going 4 for 4 with a walk, scoring four times and driving in three ( see full recap ). Dodgers 9, Reds 7: Corey Seager capped Los Angeles' six-run eighth inning with his first career gran... [Full Article...]

Stephen A. Smith apologizes to Durant's mother after Warriors win title

The X factor was Kevin Durant , who won the first championship of his illustrious career and was crowned Finals MVP, recording more than 30 points in each game of the series. The win provided redemption for the Warriors , who brought Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense. [Full Article...]

State of Origin: Queensland v New South Wales preview

State of Origin: Queensland v New South Wales preview Not since Game Three of the 2005 series , has a Maroons team been so humiliated on home soil. His inclusion for game two is a must, the question is how the Maroons make room for him. Leading by a garish 28-4 with 20 minutes to go, they never let Queensland get a toehold in its attempt to claw back into the game. "Hopefully, the Maroons don't do the same tonight", he said. [Full Article...]

Nike's Kevin Durant commercial aims to silence his critics

Nike's Kevin Durant commercial aims to silence his critics Kevin Durant led the team with 39 points while Steph Curry added another 34 points. After two comfortable home wins at Oracle Arena and a thriller in the Game 3 in Cleveland, the Warriors suffered its first loss of the post-season in Game 4 against a defiant title-holder on the ropes. [Full Article...]

Pilloried, ranked last; Pakistan first into ICC final

The match took place on a pitch which had already been used in the tournament, when Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in their Group B clash. "And after that match we have bowled well, fielded well and today the batting clicked as well". Big-hitting Stokes was in a restrained mood, failing to hit a single boundary and scoring 11 singles at the start. He finally fell for 34 to Hasan, who was once again t... [Full Article...]

When is the Warriors victory parade?

Following the victory Monday night, spontaneous celebrations broke out in streets around Oakland . When people tell me I'm great, I remind myself that I can always be better. Both teams showcased superstar line-ups and an intense desire to win the title , with the Warriors particularly looking for a storybook ending to their record-breaking season. [Full Article...]

CONGRATS CURRY: Charlotte, Davidson celebrate Curry's second NBA Finals victory

The 51-year-old reigning NBA Coach of the Year sat out from the middle of the first round until the final four games of the NBA Finals after experiencing debilitating headaches stemming from back surgery he had two years ago. "I don't believe we're a super-team here". If I can get some improvement, I'll get back on the sidelines. "But tonight was a little different, just based on the things ... [Full Article...]


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