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England book semi-final berth with 87-run win over New Zealand

England book semi-final berth with 87-run win over New Zealand

Hosts England became the first team to qualify for the Champions Trophy semifinals after hammering New Zealand by 87 runs to stay top of Group A at Sophia Gardens on Tuesday. England captain Eoin Morgan: "Our batting performance was probably par or below par - so pretty average". "I thought we looked like we were getting about 340 at stages, but fell away towards the end, which is disappointing". Read More

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Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi says he can not accept another season on bench

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi says he can not accept another season on bench

The 23-year-old played just 235 minutes of Premier League football this season but did score the title winning goal. " Everyone knows that I need to play and score more ", Batshuayi was quoted as saying by French outlet Made In Foot . There is a possibility he could still have a key role if Diego Costa leaves the club or Chelsea fail to bring another striker in. With Costa set to stay thanks to Atlético's transfer conundrum but all signs pointing to Chelsea still pushing forward with ... Read More

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Highlights of French Open third day

Highlights of French Open third day

Former finalist Ferrer - seeded 30th for the tournament - had a long day on court as he got his campaign underway against Young, the pair in action for almost four and a half hours. The fourth seed never looked in danger of joining Russian Anastasia Myskina as the only reigning women's champion to lose in the opening round of the claycourt grand slam. Read More

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Prince Harry launches

Prince Harry launches "life-changing" Sydney Invictus Games

The 32-year-old former British army captain met numerous Australian veterans hoping to secure a place in the team for this year's games in Toronto during official functions on Wednesday. "In the lead-up to the 2018 Invictus Games here in Sydney, we are entranced, inspired, by the tales of triumph over adversity, of which you spoke, your royal highness". Read More

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Virgil van Dijk wants transfer to Liverpool from Southampton this summer

Virgil van Dijk wants transfer to Liverpool from Southampton this summer

The Saints signed the 25-year-old from the Scottish club for £13m in 2015. Van Dijk's composure and tactical sense, though, is perhaps his biggest strength , more so even than his impressive physical talents. Van Dijk is one of Liverpool's primary transfer targets for this summer, with Mohamed Salah another key target for Jürgen Klopp . Beyond that, for the kind of fee Liverpool will be paying, it can't entirely be ignored that he spent most of the season half of the 2016-17 season ... Read More

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Ravens release TE Dennis Pitta after third hip injury

Ravens release TE Dennis Pitta after third hip injury

He dislocated his hip again in the third game of the 2014 season and was told by doctors 14 months later that it was still unsafe for him to return . Pitta played in all 16 games, and it seemed his second hip surgery was a long-term fix. He made 224 catches for 2,098 yards and 13 touchdowns, and was a key part of the Super Bowl XLVII championship. Read More

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Bills cornerback takes Uber from Chicago to Buffalo for OTAs

Bills cornerback takes Uber from Chicago to Buffalo for OTAs

He showed that with an Uber trip to Buffalo. He picked up an Uber, taking an eight-hour, 550-mile ride to Orchard Park, N.Y. for the Bills' OTAs Monday. That personal story, the agent said, was part of the reason Wright tipped the driver as much as he did. Abdollahian didn't waste any time in getting home, driving straight back to Chicago after dropping off Wright. Read More

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Jean Segura signs five-year contract extension with Mariners

Jean Segura signs five-year contract extension with Mariners

Segura, despite two stints on the disabled list this season, leads the American League in batting, is tied for fifth in multi-hit games (20), seventh in on-base percentage and ninth in hits (62). Segura has done nothing to disappoint in his first season in Seattle. Segura, 27, is now on the disabled list because of a high right ankle sprain suffered June 1 on a slide at second base. Read More

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Penguins head home upbeat despite 0-fer in Nashville

Penguins head home upbeat despite 0-fer in Nashville

The defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins were outshot for the fourth straight game. "It's simple. We've got to go home and win a game", Crosby said. Crosby has now passed Mike Bossy, Gordie Howe, Al MacInnis and Bobby Smith for 20th in all-time playoff points. Gaudreau played just nine regular-season games this year and didn't score a goal. Read More

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4 incredible facts from Scooter Gennett's shocking 4-homer game

4 incredible facts from Scooter Gennett's shocking 4-homer game

Louis Cardinals . That makes him only the second player in Major League Baseball history to hit a grand slam as part of a four-homer game. The Phillies' shortstop, who hit 20 home runs past year with a previous career high of eight, seemed the most extreme individual example of the home run binge that swept across the sport beginning in the second half of the 2015 season. Read More

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Red Sox likely replacement for Eduardo Rodriguez injured in minors

The Orioles pitchers struggled to handle Andrew Benintendi as the Red Sox left fielder went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBIs and a walk. With the victory, the Red Sox improved to 6-7 against the Orioles. Xander Bogaerts is only 2-for-20 versus Tillman. "It's just a tough lane to throw through", Showalter said. He allowed three runs and six hits with nine strikeouts and one walk in six innings. Read More

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Wawrinka oldest French Open semi-finalist in 32 years

Wawrinka oldest French Open semi-finalist in 32 years

The 21-year-old Russian has only one career title compared to Murray's 45. I haven't spent too much time on the court and I won all the matches quite straightforward, didn't lose too much energy. The Ukrainian managed to hold serve, however, which allowed Martic to serve for the match at 5-3. Wawrinka, who lifted the Musketeers Cup in 2015, ended Cilic's ordeal on his first match point with a second-serve ace. Read More

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Tired talk: LeBron dunks idea he's worn out guarding Durant

This year, the Warriors boast superstar forward Kevin Durant , hungry to win his first National Basketball Association title, and stars like Stephen Curry , out to avenge last year's finals loss to the Cavaliers . "It takes a mental toll just when you lose", James said of trailing throughout the second halves. Though Durant says he did not consider James' precedent, he readily admits, "He paved the way ". Read More

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'16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters

Thiem, who plays with a single-handed backhand, said he needed to improve the defensive side of his game after struggling against the ferocious top-spin on Nadal's forehand during their last few encounters. Known for tremendous footwork and court coverage, the No 2-seeded Serb even stumbled and tumbled to the court, his racket flying out of his hands, early in the second set. Read More

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Kevin Durant's menacing defense leads the way for Warriors

Through the opening two games of this series, Curry and Durant have been the two best players on the floor - no small feat in a series featuring the sport's best player in LeBron James . Golden State, Game 1, ABC, 18.7 million; "America's Got Talent", NBC 12.32 million; "World of Dance", NBC, 9.71 million; "Little Big Shots", NBC, 7.45 million; "NCIS", CBS, 7.35 million; "60 Minutes", CBS, 6.79 million; "The Big Bang Theory", CBS, 6.73 million; "Bull", CBS, 6.51 million; "Sunday Night with ... Read More

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Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals

Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals

Smith has attempted only six shots from the field in just more than 42 minutes of court time through the first two games of the Finals, making one of them. "My confidence is never chipped or dwindled", Smith said. He's one of their most important role players, but he's struggling to maintain his usual activity on the glass against Zaza Pachulia and can't space the floor at all with his limited range and with how well the Warriors defend the roll man. Read More

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Champions Trophy 2017: England vs New Zealand match

Morgan though believes England's experience over the past two years has imbued the side with greater self-belief when it comes to white-ball cricket as a whole. England got off to solid start with the openers adding 37 inside eight overs but Jason Roy's struggles with the bat continued when he was bowled by Adam Milne for just 13. Read More

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'Two' Much For Cavs

The interest in championship series usually increase if they are evenly-matched, so if the Cavs can take a few games ABC would be in great shape. The 2017 Warriors come into Game 3 Wednesday night with a healthy Curry, a more stable Green, Kevin Durant at small forward and, above all, a rock that has lingered in their collective gut since last June, when they infamously became the first team to lose a 3-1 lead in The Finals . Read More

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Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup bid suffers major blow

Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup bid suffers major blow

The capsize was not the Kiwis' first issue of the day. "We got back to the dock to try and fit our spare wing but we just could not get back out in time for the second race". As defending champions Team USA get automatic entry into the America's Cup so will not take part in the Challenger semi-finals which started in Bermuda on June 5. Read More

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Nebraska soccer association apologizes to girl

The team went to the media, and now the tournament is on the defensive. The organizers of the tournament are blaming the disqualification-not on Hernandez's haircut-but on a typo the registrar made. "When my hair starts to grow, I just put it short because I've always had short hair", says Mili, "I didn't like my hair long". She added, "A lot of professional athletes have short hair..." But the tournament organizers said Mili's looks did not influence their decision. Read More

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Warriors dismiss 16-0 chatter, focused on Game Three

After recording his eighth triple-double in the NBA Finals , James made a decision to ignore protocol and conducted his interview in the locker room as opposed to placating the league by sitting at the podium. It was 94.78 in 2015 when the Warriors won the title. "It's easy to let your guard down", Golden State reserve Shaun Livingston said. Thompson countered that the Warriors are so focused on him that it's opening things up for Kevin Love . Read More

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators 2017

This early goal from Mike Hoffman helped ease the tension. Murray registered a shutout in Game 5 and has looked sharp in his three games this postseason. Malkin also scored Pittsburgh's only goal, which was a dandy. "We bought ourselves two more days together, and this team just wants to be around each other", said Ryan. Read More

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Warriors coach Kerr returns for Game 2

Warriors coach Kerr returns for Game 2

Durant is looking to win the first NBA Championship of his career in his first year of playing with the Warriors , while James is looking to bring back-to-back titles to Cleveland. The 1-2 combo of Durant-Curry may be the most potent duo in National Basketball Association history. James had little help as Love got there late. Read More

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Even series, even light — Sunday's Best

A quick video review confirmed that the puck did cross the line. Taking it a step further, Subban arrived at the arena on Monday in preparation of Game 4 with a bag full of mouth wash. Earlier in the day, Gaudreau stood around his little nook in the locker room chatting with reporters about the particulars of his situation. After the Penguins started the series with two victories over Nashville at home , they proceeded to post a couple of duds on the road to even up the series. Read More

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Finn replacing Woakes in England squad for Champions Trophy

Middlesex's Steven Finn and Toby Roland-Jones would appear to be next in line to replace 28-year-old Warwickshire all-rounder Woakes, with England's next Group A match against New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday. England's next game in the competition is against New Zealand on June 6. "In this holy month of Ramadan, I hope and pray that Pakistan team achieve success and I request every fan of Pakistan team to pray for team's success", said an emotional Ajaz while talking to this ... Read More

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Google Doodle marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with addictive game

There were suggestions that Stokes could play this opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy just as a batsman, but Eoin Morgan, speaking to reporters on the eve of the match, seemed confident his main man would be able to bowl. Laxman praised the Indian batsmen for showing the temperament and skills in English conditions. "The other thing also, is that we have some exciting youngsters like Mustafizur and Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, those players are also in our side". Read More

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Nashville Preys On The Penguins And Ties Stanley Cup Series 2-2

Guentzel scored his 13th playoff goal in Game 3, but the Penguins were blown out 5-1 by the Preds, who seemed to feast off the atmosphere of their home arena. We thought we played a real competitive game in Game 2. Just like those two kissers have with each other. Murray appeared to stop Gaudreau's effort with the paddle of his goalie stick, but off-ice officials blew the horn that is normally heard at the end of the period and the play was reviewed and quickly declared a goal. Read More

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid's incredible success

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid's incredible success

Now a four-time Champions League victor, Ronaldo finished as the competition's top scorer for the fifth season running, substantially enhancing his chances of matching eternal rival Lionel Messi's tally of five Ballons d'Or. The Brazilian got four goals and eight assists across some excellent displays for Luis Enrique's side. Buffon celebrated wildly when Mario Mandzukic superbly cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's opener in a thrilling first half against Real Madrid . Read More

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PCB forms committee to probe defeat at India's hands

He added, "Despite having lot of talent Pakistan will continue to fall behind India in cricket unless our cricket structure is revised". Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials and selectors fall short on realizingthat modern day cricket has changed remarkably over the years while we are stuck in the unforgiving whirlpool of cricket of the 90s and early 2000s. Read More

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