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Kohli unfazed by limited game time for India's middle order

Is it something of concern for you, and does it give an advantage to India? Yuvraj was named the Player of the Series for scoring 362 runs at an average of 90 and picking 15 wickets in India's second World Cup triumph. But there was nothing fortuitous about the win against New Zealand, where they rebounded from 33-4 thanks to marvellous centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah. Read More

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Premier League fixtures released

Premier League fixtures released

Newly-promoted Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion begin their respective campaigns with tough home tests against Spurs and Manchester City respectively. Should City find themselves in the knock-out phase of Europe's elite competition, they face a hard two-week period that could go a long way in determining their chances of silverware for the season. Read More

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Pressure is on India not Bangladesh: Ashraful, Bashar

Among the reasons offered for Australia's early departure were "too much worldwide cricket" and the ongoing wage tussle between players and Cricket Australia. He (Sabbir Rahman) has got limited opportunities to prove (himself) and deserves more opportunities". However, as things panned out at the nets here Wednesday, indications were that India would retain the same XI. Read More

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Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open final against Simona Halep

Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open final against Simona Halep

The last time Canadians captures more than one title at a Grand Slam was in 2012 at Wimbledon with Eugenie Bouchard taking the girls' singles and doubles and Filip Peliwo winning boys' singles. Ostapenko was playing in only her eighth Grand Slam tournament and never had been past the third round before. However, in an extended fourth game, she couldn't convert any of three break points to go 4-0 up and Ostapenko won six of the next seven games to wrestle momentum. Read More

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Warriors release statement on possible White House visit

A report surfaced shortly after Game 5 claiming that the Warriors would unanimously refuse any invitation to the White House , but that report was clearly debunked by the organization's statement . Since Golden State's championship win, reports have been pouring in from various sources that the decision to skip was indeed a team effort although an official statement from the team hasn't been offered. Read More

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Rafael Nadal Wins Historic 10th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal Wins Historic 10th French Open Title

In the buildup, both men had talked about the need to be aggressive, but it was Nadal who pushed Wawrinka around and pushed him into going for too much. "It's impossible to compare it to another place", Nadal said. "He's playing the best he's ever played". Nadal grasped his second match point as he led 5-1, 40-30 in the third set to finish his flawless fortnight performance at Roland Garros. Read More

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What could Victor Lindelof cost next season?

What could Victor Lindelof cost next season?

Mourinho's relationship with Smalling has been tense for much of the season - with the United boss criticising him for not playing at Swansea in November. Lindelof's first game in a Manchester United shirt will likely be the season opener against West Ham at Old Trafford on the weekend of August 12/13. Read More

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Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Fans and critics on Twitter are going off about the news, which came shortly after the team won its second championship in three years. With news sites from as far away as England "reporting" on the "report", readers online were coming unglued, either praising or trashing but mostly praising the Warriors for their reported "unanimous" decision to skip the visit. Read More

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England, Bangladesh to lock horns in Champions Trophy opener today

India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav shared the first six wickets as Bangladesh demonstrated they can be just as vulnerable as England to seam and swing in helpful conditions. Once a force to reckon West Indies will be missed especially after their triumph in last year's ICC T20 World Cup held in India . Jadhav did not get to bat in India's opening warm-up against New Zealand yesterday but still was able to learn a lot from the sidelines. Read More

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McIlroy returning from another injury at Wisconsin major

Rory McIlroy is not a big fan of fellow golfers complaining about the rough at this week's U.S. Open. "I think it's very nice to introduce golf to all people and get them all involved", said Ethan Draeger, 13-year-old golfer. "There are so many players in the field that can win. Preparation-wise, I may be - instead of hitting five bags of balls, I'll hit two, just something like that", he said. Read More

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Win title with new deal!: Arsenal bosses demand of Wenger

Win title with new deal!: Arsenal bosses demand of Wenger

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, who is now out with an ankle injury and expected to miss the start of next season, said Wenger had worked "miracles" at the club. Arsene Wenger called for unity from Arsenal's supporters after ending the speculation over his future by signing a new contract. Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams says Arsene Wenger might have done better in recent seasons if he'd been more willing to accept help . Read More

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Nantes receives permission to hire Claudio Ranieri

Nantes receives permission to hire Claudio Ranieri

There has been some doubts over the Italian's eligibility as bosses can't be over the age of 65 in France - and he turns 66 soon. Without the Crystal Palace option, FC Nantes became more attractive. The governing body of Ligue 1 does not allow the recruitment of a manager over the age of 65, and Ranieri turned 65 in October of 2016. Sources had said that could be overcome but now Kita says Domenech is hindering the deal. Read More

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Hogg out of Lions tour to face All Blacks

Stuart Hogg will miss the remainder of the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand due to a facial fracture sustained in last weekend's match against the Canterbury Crusaders, the tourists said on Tuesday. The first three-and-a-half minutes set the tone, with non-stop rugby from both teams eventually resulting in a successful penalty shot from Highlanders five-eighth Lima Sopoaga. Read More

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Asian Cup qualifiers: It's Sunil and one-nil

Asian Cup qualifiers: It's Sunil and one-nil

Chhetri, who scored his 54th goal in his 94th match, led from the front throughout the match. Robin also shot over the bar with only the Kyrgyzstan custodian to beat. It is expected to be packed a Kanteerava Stadium to back The Blue Tigers . With space to operate on the right, Jackichand Singh enjoyed several bright moments. Read More

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Relentless Nadal moves closer to semi-final collision with Djokovic

Plus, Djokovic had appeared in a record six consecutive semifinals in Paris . Djokovic controlled the match with his powerful serve, winning 72 percent of his first-serve points, per RolandGarros.com . It's Djokovic's eighth straight trip to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros as he seeks to repeat as champion. (It) is really hard, because Rafa is maybe the best player [on] this surface [in] history, and he's playing really [well]. Read More

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Warriors ride Durant to beat Cavaliers and clinch NBA title

Monday night's Game 5 conclusion of another Warriors-Cavaliers series rose to an average 15.3 rating among metered market households for ABC, a almost 10 percent lift from the comparable Game 5 overnight score in 2016. Kerr returned to coach the last four games of the NBA Finals after taking time off since the middle of the first round of the playoffs in hopes of finding a remedy to the nausea and migraines he was experiencing stemming from back surgery from almost two years ago. Read More

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Did Golden State Warriors vote to skip White House visit?

Did Golden State Warriors vote to skip White House visit?

The Warriors' rejection of the White House's invitation builds on the sentiment expressed by several New England Patriots who announced they would not attend the Trump White House ceremony in April. His risky foolishness affects them, their fans, and their families as well. It appears the CNBC contributor may have jumped the gun on his tweet that the Warriors wouldn't be going to the White House , but it will probably be proven true. Read More

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Durant vindicates decision to join Warriors with Finals win

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. Silver is just hoping the rest of the team's in the league can learn from them and develop teams of similar skill level. Warriors general manager Bob Myers disputed the super-villains notion. Read More

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Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O's 8-2

Sir Didi went 4-for-4, accounting for the first two of the Yankees' five runs. He destroyed a Logan Verrett offering in the bottom of the sixth inning, launching the ball over the bleachers in center field. The Rockies saw their seven-game winning streak - their longest since 2013 - snapped. With one out in the ninth, Swanson hit a bouncer through the infield and ran hard out of the batter's box. Read More

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Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

The Warriors , who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them a year ago after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. And they're probably going to stay that way. The Warriors responded with a 28-4 run for a lead they never gave up after that. But the Warriors are brimming with confidence, knowing they didn't have Kevin Durant to help them a year ago. Read More

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Milwaukee Brewers outlast Cardinals 8-5, earn split in double header

Milwaukee Brewers outlast Cardinals 8-5, earn split in double header

Two more runs added the insurance the Brewers needed and prevented the Cardinals (30-33) from notching a sweep that would have pulled them within a half-game of first place in the National League Central. Many more to come for this prospect whom was the focal point in the Jonathan Lucroy trade, a player Cardinal fans know very well (for what it's worth, Chad Huffman also notched his first hit of 2017 tonight and his first at the major league level since 2010). Read More

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Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

The southern men opened the try-scoring through All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo who had a stunning game from start to finish. The Lions were beaten 23-22 by the Highlanders after coughing up a late penalty . Despite having held a nine-point lead at one stage in the second half, Gatland said his side were unable to build further on their good play. Sam Warburton gives the Lions some room with a try by the posts. Read More

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Stricker proud of his Wisconsin grit to get into US Open

Stricker proud of his Wisconsin grit to get into US Open

This was bad news to McIlroy, whose power and accuracy off the tee is his strength. "These are the widest fairways we've ever played in a US Open ", McIlroy said. Open a record nine times. It told him about the possibility of a penalty on the 12th tee, and said he could review it after the round. Johnson played two practice rounds last week after missing the cut at the Memorial. Read More

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