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Pakistan tail stuns Bangladesh to win Champions Trophy warm-up

Pakistan tail stuns Bangladesh to win Champions Trophy warm-up

Imrul Kayes joined Tamim for 142 runs partnership for the second wicket with 61 off 62 deliveries. Earlier, riding on a brilliant century by opener Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh posted 341 for 9 wickets. Spinner Shadab has also been included in the playing XII. The Tigers will rue leaking out so many runs later in the game, but they will also feel glad that it was a mere warm-up match, and not one in a competitive tournament. Read More

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Death toll in Sri Lanka mudslides, floods exceeds 200

More than 80,000 others are still stranded because their homes were destroyed or remain unreachable. Another massive landslide a year ago killed more than 100 people in central Sri Lanka. With an increasing number of displaced people and a lack of space in temporary shelters, many people are at risk of disease, the U.N said. Sri Lanka's Health Ministry is also deploying mobile health units and will introduce vector control measures to combat expected outbreaks of mosquito-borne dengue ... Read More

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Title hopeful Zverev crashes in first round

Title hopeful Zverev crashes in first round

But the world No. 1 got into his stride and saw out the final set in just 27 minutes, sealing the match with a forehand down the line after winning eight successive games. "It wasn't flawless match, but, still, I think for the first match, it was a good start to the tournament", Nishikori said after winning in four. "I'm feeling good, I'm playing good tennis and I'm happy to be back in Paris ". Read More

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Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch

It was the flawless way to mark his 50th successive Grand Slam appearance but there is still work to do for the world number two whose form has dropped off since he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris 12 months ago. Djokovic seemed to get the better of his man after coming up with a clever drop shot for the corner but Granollers refused to give up on the ball and set sail after it. Read More

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NBA coach Kerr to miss game one of finals

NBA coach Kerr to miss game one of finals

And winning a second title in a row over the heavily favored Warriors would be a crowning achievement by a player who - though now 32 - shows zero signs of slipping from his prime. He said he needs to be more aggressive and can't only take 11 shots in a game. " Golden State has more margin of error so they can have guys maybe not shooting the ball particularly well because Curry and Durant are on such a roll that it may not matter", former National Basketball Association coach Van Gundy ... Read More

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Oliseh, Ikpeba Celebrate Arsenal's FA Cup Win, Urge Wenger Stay

Oliseh, Ikpeba Celebrate Arsenal's FA Cup Win, Urge Wenger Stay

Pinpointing Wenger's decision to switch to a three-man defence late in the season as the key to Arsenal's FA Cup glory, Ramsey said: "Of course I want him to stay at the club". "We had outstanding performances", Wenger said. "This team has suffered, but they're united and they responded". "We reached a fantastic target, an incredible target, with players that performed at 120 percent, every single one of them", Conte added. Read More

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Things to know heading into Celtics do-or-die Game 5

The famed United Kingdom sportsbook has posted its odds ahead of Game 5 and bettors have an excellent chance to win some lucrative cash with the home team. With such a lead, Lebron played a playoff low 34 minutes, yet still put up an MVP stat line of 35 points (13-18, 4-7 from 3, 5-8 ft), 8 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block and only 2 turnovers. Read More

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The Cavaliers stink without LeBron James, except in Game 4

The Celtics have lost 12 of the past 15 meetings with the Cavaliers straight up, but they are 8-6-1 against the spread in those games. That's what happened in their improbable Game 3 win. But Boston players acknowledged there is still work to be done to catch the Cavaliers. Instead of knowing their defensive game plan, they were left without a focal point. Read More

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James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer

LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. Leading the series 3-1, the Cavaliers can secure a Finals rubber match against the Warriors with a win at the Garden. It only made sense that they would guard one another, the kind of explicit confrontation between superstars that can make a routine game in mid-March feel like a showcase. Read More

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Alonso says F1-Indy cross-overs boost racing

I don't have any plans or clear expectations. The Spaniard is a two-time F1 world champion but has been since rejoining McLaren in 2015 with a best finish of fifth. "The fact of the matter is he's got a really good shot at it, man. It can run with people". Franchitti, a three-time Indianapolis 500 victor, retired following a crash at the 2013 IndyCar race in Houston which left him with multiple fractures including a broken back and right ankle. Read More

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Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties in limbo

Curious as this appears, it's the Pakistan government and its Army that have made it impossible for nation-to-nation sporting ties to continue. A meeting between the top Indian Cricket Board ( BCCI ) and the Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB ) officials ended without any conclusive outcome after the Indian government refused to give clearance for any bilateral series with Pakistan. Read More

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Djokovic, Nadal Start Solid; American Nightmare at French Open

Djokovic dropped served four times and required nine set points to claim the second set against a player who had only won 10 games in their previous three encounters. The heavy favourite for the title looked in imperious form as he steamed through the first set in under half an hour. "I'm feeling good, I'm playing good tennis and I'm happy to be back in Paris ". Read More

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Reigning French champ Muguruza into Round 2

Let's use this occasion to tip a beret to Schiavone , the 2010 champion who, a few weeks from turning 37, likely played her final Roland Garros match on Monday. "So it's going to be tough", said the Venezuela-born Spaniard. According to Halep's coach, Darren Cahill, his player's form puts her in a strong position to claim her own first grand slam crown. Read More

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Player guide for Champions League finalist Juventus

Player guide for Champions League finalist Juventus

His second-half goal doubled his previous count of two in 24 Champions League knockout games, putting Juventus on their way to Cardiff and ending his hoodoo in Europe's top competition. He was solid with his marking and precise as ever with his passes, constantly setting up his teammates. "The final is won by scoring goals". "They played 16 games together this season, everyone speaks about Gareth or Isco but they can play together". Read More

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Lonzo Ball to workout and meet with Lakers on June 7

Last week Lonzo Ball turned down an offer to workout with the Celtics, who have the top pick in the draft. He will have a private workout with the team, and meet with the franchise's front office and coaches. Motley is the 39th-ranked player on Draft Express' top-100 2017 NBA Draft prospect list following a junior season that saw him average 17.2 points and 9.9 rebounds. Read More

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Kevin Love Thinks It's 'Funny' Cavaliers Are Underdogs In 2017 NBA Finals

Westgate Las Vegas has Golden State as a -260 favorite compared with Cleveland at +220. The Cavs rely heavily on their starters to perform, while the Warriors have a full-team effort in every game . Every night was hard. You've got to do something. We've got to come out and play. Playing without injured star point guard Isaiah Thomas, the Celtics were recently eliminated in five games by the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals . Read More

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British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand itinerary

British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand itinerary

He is a joker and can drink with the best of them but he can also play and was outstanding against the Wallabies last summer. The tourists of 1971 and 1974 developed their aura simply because they were such rare examples of success in countries where the southern pupils had long since been teaching lessons to their erstwhile northern masters. Read More

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Gary Player disputes Langer's senior major history

Gary Player disputes Langer's senior major history

Singh three-putted 17 to give Langer a two-shot advantage. Langer missed just two fairways and one green in regulation, and he led the field for the week in both categories. "New caddie this week as well that I'm working really well with", Singh said. His approach landed just short of the front of the green, and he elected to putt from there, with the ball stopping 15 feet from the hole. Read More

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After successful Germany tour, PM Modi arrives in Spain

Asked at a media conference today if India would stay within the Paris framework - under which countries have made individual emission-curb commitments - if Trump pulls out, Modi appeared evasive. He said that the Centre is in the process of making India a global manufacturing hub. Earlier in Berlin , asserting that terrorism is a big threat for the coming generations, Modi said all forces of humanity across the globe should come together to fight the menace as India and Germany ... Read More

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Utley, Forsythe lead rally as Dodgers beat Cardinals 9-4

Utley, Forsythe lead rally as Dodgers beat Cardinals 9-4

With left-hander Rich Hill scheduled to take the mound for Los Angeles, there is a chance DeJong could pick up a game at second base, third base or shortstop. Not a problem - Cardinals pitchers were off the mark with their throws far more often Tuesday night. Utley finished a homer shy of the cycle and was hit by a pitch as the Dodgers won their season-high sixth straight game. Read More

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Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener

The 22-year-old Nebraska native scored his playoff-leading 10th goal, although he snapped a personal eight-game drought. Conor Sheary scored it, at 16:37, his first of the playoffs and first of the postseason. Still, there was 3:17 left, plenty of time for a Predators team that carried the play for most of the night, excluding that first-period stretch and the few seconds when Cullen and Guentzel hooked up. Read More

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Police say Tiger Woods' car showed fresh damage

Jupiter police said he took a breath test that showed no alcohol in his system. Wearing black athletic shorts and a white T-shirt, he told police he had returned from playing golf in Los Angeles. Woods had been recovering from surgery after back spasms forced his withdrawal from the Dubai Desert Classic at the start of February. Woods will face an arraignment hearing on July 5 before Judge Sandra Bosso-Pardo. Read More

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TCU, Missouri games to be shown on CBS

The fourth annual installment of the showdown between permanent SEC cross-division rivals Missouri and Arkansas will be held at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The SEC Championship Game will air at 3 p.m. on December 2 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Horned Frogs begin camp July 30 and open the season September 2 at home against Jackson State. Read More

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Rays Call Up Jose De Leon To Boost Bullpen

Rays Call Up Jose De Leon To Boost Bullpen

Chih-Wei Hu and Hunter Wood pitched a combined three innings in the Rays' 9-5 loss to the Rangers in Arlington, Texas , but the organization will still opt to carry other players on its 25-man roster beginning Wednesday . Did you know? Adrian Beltre had a double in the sixth inning, that is the 2,944 hit of his career. NOTES: To make room for RHP Jose De Leon , Tampa Bay optioned RHP Ryan Garton to Triple-A Durham. Read More

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