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Australia denied Champions Trophy against Bangladesh

Australia denied Champions Trophy against Bangladesh

This fixture was the first day-night match of the tournament but rain was forecast to arrive during the evening, which it duly did with Australia four overs short of the 20 required to constitute an officially completed game. Meanwhile, Australian cricket's governing body said it is satisfied with security ahead of its match with Bangladesh Monday in light of the attack that left seven dead and dozens injured in London . Read More

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Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for 1st title

Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for 1st title

However, unlike other players whose game abandons them once they lose a set, it's when she is down by a set that Ostapenko's fighting spirit unmistakably perks up. I stayed there, I was fighting, but I think she was better than me today. She had a wonderful clay-court season. "I think Simona, maybe she felt a little bit nervous because she had a lot of pressure". Read More

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Sri Lanka set 300 to win by South Africa at the Oval

South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has hailed the "amazing" Hashim Amla after the Proteas opener set yet another batting record by becoming the fastest player in history to reach 25 ODI hundreds. But after he fell, Sri Lanka lost eight wickets for 98 runs to be bowled out for 203, with leg-spinner Imran Tahir taking 4-27. "It was an wonderful innings by Hashim". Read More

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India set 192 to beat South Africa in Champs Trophy showdown

The winners guarantee themselves a semi-final spot, but that prospect is looking highly unlikely now for South Africa after a chaotic innings which saw them lose their last eight wickets for 51 runs, three of them to run outs. With this victory, India topped their group. Kohli doesn't believe this is the biggest match of his short career as captain. South Africa responded with back-to-back maiden overs but consecutive boundaries for Dhawan just about kept India on course. Read More

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Chelsea on verge of signing £35m Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea on verge of signing £35m Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea won the Premier League at a canter last season with no European football to distract them, however with Champions League football back at Stamford Bridge next season, Conte knows he needs to add more depth to his squad. Tiemoue was influential in the Champions League as well. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a fan of the 22-year-old, who would fit into their midfield alongside the ever-reliable N'Golo Kante . Read More

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Mahindra Racing wins first-ever Formula E race in Berlin

Mahindra Racing wins first-ever Formula E race in Berlin

It was a decisive move and from then on in Rosenqvist controlled the race as di Grassi struggled with battery power problems. "I was able to enjoy the whole race". In the second stint I had a lot better pace and could catch Lucas [di Grassi] but not quite overtake, so there are some mixed emotions. Also, I can not complain about being on the podium! "We're gona improve the auto, make sure the vehicle is better tomorrow so that we can fight for the win". Read More

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Dovizioso wins Italian GP ahead of MotoGP leader Vinales

Dovizioso wins Italian GP ahead of MotoGP leader Vinales

In Moto3, Jorge Martin won his fifth pole of the season. Dovizioso passed Marquez for second on lap eight, and starting the second half of the 25-lap race the lead quartet was covered by just eighth tenths. Seconds later, Pedrosa hit the front again, getting past Marquez with Dovizioso following him through. Spaniard Vinales now has 111 points to Dovizioso's 104 after seven races. Read More

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ICC Champions Trophy: India bowl out South Africa for paltry 191

ICC Champions Trophy: India bowl out South Africa for paltry 191

Their confidence shaken after Sri Lanka effortlessly out-batted them in a high-scoring encounter, the Indian team and Kohli, in particular, will be keen to ensure that South Africa are continued to be known as "chokers". South Africa too started off well by beating Sri Lanka but they lost against Pakistan . Ashwin's choice was made keeping the left-handers in the South African side in mind. Read More

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Djokovic, Nadal on course for French Open semi-final collision

Djokovic, Nadal on course for French Open semi-final collision

It was an wonderful match but the next day, I was just done. Murray won their only meeting on clay in straight sets in Madrid in 2015. He clinched victory on his first match point when Nishikori failed to return a powerful serve. Nadal said. "I only care that I am in the semifinals". Thiem is a talented, up-and-coming player, to be sure, and he is the only man to beat Nadal in the Spaniard's 23 matches on clay in 2017. Read More

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Young Lions win England's first world title in 51 years

Young Lions win England's first world title in 51 years

The trophy was the first by any English national football team since the country won the World Cup in 1966. Paul Simpson said winning the World Cup with England Under-20s was "a dream come true". England made most of the running in the first half though Venezuela looked unsafe in attacking areas. The first was a one-on-one opportunity for Sergio Cordova created by Yeferson Soteldo, and the second from the penalty spot from Adalberto Penaranda . Read More

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Serge Gnabry signs for Bayern Munich

Serge Gnabry signs for Bayern Munich

Gnabry, who was the top scorer at the 2016 Olympics as he helped Germany to win the silver medal, is excited about joining the Bundesliga champions. Serge Gnabry has chose to leave Werder Bremen after just one season at the club. The Germany global left the Emirates to join Werder Bremen last summer, before activating a clause which allowed him to leave the club. Read More

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French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka

French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka

Late bloomer Wawrinka , 32, has won each of the three grand slam finals he has contested and possesses the kind of baseline firepower Nadal is yet to face so far in the past fortnight. "But for sure 10 can become my favourite number". "I don't think it's a good mentality or a good way to approach things", answered Nadal. Some of his hitting off the ground against Murray was as hard as it is possible to strike a ball and the Scot, perhaps the best retriever in the game now that Djokovic has ... Read More

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Nadal's no good with numbers? He seeks No. 10 at French Open

He is still a great defender who can make balls that would be beyond most other players, but he is also a better server and a more aggressive player than he used to be. Thiem, however, is the only player to defeat Nadal on clay this season. "I know that mentally when I'm there, it's hard to beat me", Wawrinka was quoted as saying ahead of the summit clash. Read More

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Harrison-Michael Venus win doubles title at French Open

Harrison-Michael Venus win doubles title at French Open

The men's doubles final is also Saturday, with two Americans on opposite sides: Ryan Harrison of the US and Michael Venus of New Zealand go up against Donald Young of the USA and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico. "I am not very good at this", said the 29-year-old Venus, who became New Zealand's first male grand slam victor since Onny Parun teamed up with Australia's Dick Crealy to win the 1974 French Open. Read More

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Amla's 25th ODI century props up Proteas

Assisted by the wind and a tinge of grass on the pitch, the Sri Lankans leaked only 32 runs in the first 10 overs. Niroshan Dickwella and Tharanga stunned South African bowlers in the powerplay overs as they attacked them upfront. Having won the toss and opted to bowl first, Tharanaga's charges too more than four hours to bowl their 50 overs against South Africa in their Group B clash at The Oval on Saturday. Read More

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Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason run in Game 4

What is a league to do? But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers, the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. "My view is, players will redouble their efforts over the summer". However, the Cavs can remedy this with a simple, three-step plan. "Within our system, we can make it easier for him, just as easy as he makes it for us drawing so much attention". Read More

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Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

They have a 5-5 record on the road in these playoffs, although that record took a hit earlier in this series with a pair of defeats in Pittsburgh, despite the Predators controlling the play during large portions of those games. Anything can happen, and has happened this spring, in the playoffs, but the Penguins have the distinct look of a team that has run out of gas. The Penguins kept attacking, with Kessel whipping a shot past Saros for his eighth goal of the playoffs that Crosby assisted ... Read More

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BCCI to retain Anil Kumble as head coach of Team India?

BCCI to retain Anil Kumble as head coach of Team India?

Acting BCCI President C.K. Khanna, after consultation with senior members like Rajeev Shukla, wrote a letter to Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary requesting him to defer the coach recruitment process till the SGM. Kohli, however, denied the validity of any such rumours and criticised the media for raking up the issue. BCCI's clarification has officially placed the news piece in a false position. Read More

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Defending champions Djokovic and Muguruza among French Open winners

Defending champions Djokovic and Muguruza among French Open winners

Djokovic split from his long-time team last month as he sought answers to the slump that has seen him struggle since adding a fourth consecutive grand slam title here past year. "I had to work harder", Djokovic said. Nadal broke back immediately and then at 4-4 in the second set came the key game of the match . Top-seeded Andy Murray is safely through to the second round of the French Open after beating Andrey Kuznetsov of Russian Federation 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Read More

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America's Cup qualifiers postponed due to light wind

America's Cup qualifiers postponed due to light wind

But they could not repeat the feat against Oracle Team USA and the US crew, with a win over Ben Ainslie's British team, finished top of the qualifier table. Team New Zealand will open Tuesday's racing with their first race against the Great Britain team starting at 5.08am [NZ time ]. With Burling calmly steering the fast catamaran, the Kiwis became the first crew to sail around the seven-leg course entirely on hydrofoils, with the hulls never touching the water until just after the ... Read More

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'I'm Satisfied with my team, no Excuses' - Rohr Reacts to Eagles Loss

'I'm Satisfied with my team, no Excuses' - Rohr Reacts to Eagles Loss

This year, South Africans had only 2 matches, beat Guinea Bissau 3-1 and played a 0-0 draw with Angola. "I won't blame the keeper for the defeat, we lose as a team". The Super Eagles have missed the two previous versions after their awful performance in the qualifiers. South Africa looked scared to play. But the South Africans held their lines well and survived a few moments of threats, even though goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was untested. Read More

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Champions Trophy: India bowl against South Africa

Pakistan must make solid plans and try and make inroads as early as possible to put the opposition firmly on the back foot. Former al-rounder Shahid Afridi has asserted that Pakistan need to maintain a positive attitude in order to defeat Sri Lanka in a must win Group B game and reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions Trophy cricket tournament. Read More

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Cavaliers stun Warriors to win Game 4

LeBron James is one of the greatest to ever play this game and he was not about to let himself be on the losing end of another team's historic postseason. But in the third quarter, the refs said that the first half tech shouldn't have been called on Green. One other difference between Game 5 a year ago and Game 5 on June 12: Along with Durant, the Warriors will have Green on the floor. Read More

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What nerves? Rookies making an impact in Stanley Cup Final

Nashville Predators' Viktor Arvidsson (38) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin (62) trade punches during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. "It's a big game". "We had a great start", said Crosby. It was a familiar showing for Rinne. Oh, and for the record, Crosby didn't intentionally throw that water bottle . Read More

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