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ICC confirms plans for World XI series in Pakistan

Plans for the full resumption of worldwide cricket in Pakistan moved forward on Friday when the sport's global governing body said it wanted to send a World XI to the country later this year. England just about kept themselves in the hunt and were still in with a chance thanks to Fran Wilson's maiden fifty at 229 for six in the 44th over. [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: India set up Bangladesh clash in semi-final

Champions Trophy: India set up Bangladesh clash in semi-final The leading run-scorer in the ongoing edition of the tournament - Shikhar Dhawan - and skipper Virat Kohli were instrumental in India's run-chase. "I suppose, after that moment, Dave (Miller) came in and we discussed that it is extremely loud out there", du Plessis said. Billed as a heavyweight battle between AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli this match turned out to be a one-sided contes... [Full Article...]

Splash! Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler from Bulls

Chicago, I love you . I'm excited, man. I'm fortunate to wake up and be blessed to be an National Basketball Association player and be a halfway decent player in this league. "But it's necessary. This is something we felt we had to do at this time". In return, the Lakers will also receive the rights to forward Kyle Kuzma, who was drafted as the 27th pick. [Full Article...]

Confederation Cup 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo helps Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0

Yet with speculation swirling around his Real future, the 32-year-old added further uncertainty by failing to address the matter with a clear statement, choosing instead to talk only about the game against Russian Federation as he'd done following Portugal's draw against Mexico on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Manchester United's Michael Carrick to approach his career year-by-year

Manchester United's Michael Carrick to approach his career year-by-year Carrick, 35, has agreed a 12-month contract extension to carry on playing for Manchester United and says he will decide his future next summer. "I don't think he really wants to play as a No.9 because he can be tied down there and he can be left a bit isolated", Ferdinand said. [Full Article...]

Timberwolves Deal For All Star

The Wolves received the 16th pick from the Bulls and selected Creighton big man Justin Patton . 16 overall pick is headed to Chicago. "We were looking at all the possibilities", Thibodeau said. He shot 45.5 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from the 3-point line and a career-high 86.5 percent from the free-throw line on 8.9 attempts per game. [Full Article...]

Miguel Salgado expects Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid

Ronaldo was reportedly keen on a move back to the Premier League after not receiving the support he expected over the news from his club. Rio Ferdinand admits he is "dreaming" when considering the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United . [Full Article...]

Prosecutors appeal Hernandez's voided murder conviction

Prosecutors appeal Hernandez's voided murder conviction According to a Friday report from local ABC affiliate WCVB , prosecutors pointed to the practices of other states that no longer erased the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals can be heard. But before that appeal could be heard, the former Pro Bowl tight end hanged himself in his prison cell on April 19, just days after he was acquitted of double-murder charges in a separate c... [Full Article...]

Cilic beats Muller in 3 sets, reaches Queen's final

Cilic beats Muller in 3 sets, reaches Queen's final Spain's Lopez, ranked 32 in the world, said: 'I can not believe I have finally won this tournament . He will meet Feliciano Lopez in the final after the Spaniard's remarkable week continued with a 7-5 3-6 6-2 victory over another former champion in Grigor Dimitrov . [Full Article...]

Donnarumma intends to stick with Raiola

Donnarumma intends to stick with Raiola Reports had suggested a row between Raiola and Donnarumma's family would lead to the Italy global opting to select a new representative and instead sign a new Milan contract. However, this afternoon the 18-year-old finally ended his silence on the whole affair. The club's efforts now look to have paid off with Donnarumma posting on Instagram : "Today with my tweet I triggered a real ruckus whic... [Full Article...]

Sestito and Comets players avoid being drafted by expansion Golden Knights

Stanley Cup-winning goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defensemen Marc Methot and Alexei Emelin , 30-goal scorer Jonathan Marchessault and veteran forwards David Perron and James Neal are among the veterans selected by the Golden Knights in the National Hockey League expansion draft Wednesday night. [Full Article...]

Federer cruises past Mayer into Halle Open semis

Federer cruises past Mayer into Halle Open semis Federer , whose first success at Halle came in 2003, has won 92 career titles from 140 finals. The 18-times grand-slam champion, who captured the Australian Open , Indian Wells and Miami titles this year, skipped the entire claycourt season to improve his chances of winning a record eighth title at the All England Club . [Full Article...]

Marin Cilic storms into Queen's Club Championship final beating Gilles Muller

Marin Cilic storms into Queen's Club Championship final beating Gilles Muller Muller , who ousted fifth seed French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in the last round, is set to play against the victor of Croatian Marin Cilic and American Donald Young . "But to be able to win two matches in a row gives me more confidence than winning the tournament seven years ago". "It was tough to put that (match point in 2014) out of my mind so it was hard to handle my nerves but I managed ... [Full Article...]

All Blacks skipper Read in line to face Lions - Foster

Inspector Henrikson said there were no significant issues at the ground or in the city beforehand. WELLINGTON, June 21 The British and Irish Lions routinely sweep their facilities at the team's hotels for listening devices to prevent team secrets getting out before the test series against the All Blacks. [Full Article...]

Shahid Afridi: Pakistan needs to be consistent and continue the winning ways

Shahid Afridi: Pakistan needs to be consistent and continue the winning ways Local police chief Raja Ram Parihar told the AFP news agency they were arrested after "a complaint from a local Hindu man who accused them of celebrating after India lost the match". The Pakistani team gave a glorious Eid present to the nation by winning the Champions Trophy after beating India in a thrilling match. It was Pakistan's first global 50-over title since the 1992 World Cup and ... [Full Article...]

America's Cup: New Zealand lead Team USA 4-1

America's Cup: New Zealand lead Team USA 4-1 By the time Oracle were able to build speed again they had a 14-second deficit at the first mark. On the USA boat, in contrast, Spithill adjusts the foils by controls on the wheel, steering and controling the flight height himself. There's more on the table". They were one of the only teams to consistently get up on their foils as they eased away from the rest of the fleet. When he landed,... [Full Article...]

Shaw hits long HR, Davies shines as Brewers blank Braves 7-0

Shaw hits long HR, Davies shines as Brewers blank Braves 7-0 The big blow was a two-run blast by Brandon Phillips in the third inning. Rain delayed the start of the game for the second straight night. After 7 innings, Dickey's day was done. It was Nelson's first loss since May 23. Rangers 8, Yankees 1 • Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched seven dazzling innings in his first shot in NY after 12 seasons in the minors, and Carlos Gomez homered for Texas. [Full Article...]

North Korea conducts rocket engine test, says US official

North Korea conducts rocket engine test, says US official North Korea has been stepping up its own weapons development in recent years, including multiple attempts to build an intercontinental ballistic missile. But it hasn't reached the brink yet, and that's likely because US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and their respective advisers are aware of the enormous cost of the Korean War, which started 67 years ago Sunday. [Full Article...]

Canadian GP: Lewis Hamilton cruises to sixth win in Montreal

Canadian GP: Lewis Hamilton cruises to sixth win in Montreal His Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo finished third. "I could see on the TV screen that he was seventh, sixth, fifth, and then I saw him in fourth, and I was like "God damn it", it would have been better if he was in fifth". It was a close battle a year ago between us and I can only imagine that it's going to be pushing all the way to the end. Vettel finally claimed fifth when Ocon ran of... [Full Article...]

South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

But the match swung South Africa's way when Durban-born Roy became the first player in a Twenty20 global to be given out obstructing the field. England had appeared to be cruising to another comprehensive win, with Roy and Jonny Bairstow putting on a century stand for the second wicket - but, from needing 50 off 39 balls, they instead stuttered down a dead end as South Africa silenced a ... [Full Article...]


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