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Sports Pak to bowl first in high-stakes Champions Trophy match
Author: 0 Pak to bowl first in high-stakes Champions Trophy match

In trying conditions after being put in, India batted like the champion team with all the batsmen making significant contributions, none more than skipper Virat Kohli whose run-a-ball 81 was the cornerstone of India's 319-3 in 48 overs.

Author: 0 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 preview, updates

The Golden State Warriors wont worry about how many shots Klay Thompson misses as long as he keep preventing his opponent from making them on the other end of the floor. The Warriors , on the other hand, have gotten key contributions from their four All-Stars: Curry, Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green , as well as from players like Livingston, Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia at times to set an National Basketball Association record with 14 straight postseason wins.

Author: 0 Champions League final: Gareth Bale hails Real Madrid's history boys

The first half ended as a 1-1 stalemate following Cristiano Ronaldo's opener and Mario Mandzukic's stunning equalizer. The Spanish champions were utterly dominant after the break, however. We've won trophies and of course it is one of the best moments of my career - I have the opportunity to say this every year but it's true! We won Serie A and the Coppa Italia and reached the Champions League final.

Author: 0 Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1, retain Champions League title

In his interview with radio Cadena Ser just hours after the sensational Cardiff victory, Madrid president Florentino Perez kudoed Zidane for etching the club's name into the history books. Ronaldo, 32, has now scored 600 career goals for club and country, including 105 in the Champions League , and has finished as the top scorer in the competition for the last 5 seasons.

Sports Forget Durant versus LeBron, it's all Durant-Rihanna now
Author: 0 Forget Durant versus LeBron, it's all Durant-Rihanna now

The Warriors defeated the Cavs in Game 1 . The Warriors, with their 132-113 win in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Sunday night, have reeled off 14 straight postseason wins. The Cavaliers didn't score for the first three minutes and 56 seconds of that period, while the Warriors went on a 13-0 run. There's not some secret formula Golden State employs to stifle the former fourth overall pick.

Sports Warriors beat Spurs to reach NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors beat Spurs to reach NBA Finals

They will appear in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year and will face the victor of the ongoing Eastern Conference Finals showdown between the Boston Celtics and the defending NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers . Unsure if the beloved veteran will return, the crowd serenaded Ginobili with "Manu, Manu" chants as the game came to a close. "I felt more energetic, more needed, more useful to the team , so I ended up feeling better than the way I started", Ginobili said.

Author: 0 Warriors, LeBron have streaks to watch in Game 2

Their leader and reigning NBA Coach of the Year back on the bench after a six-week absence, Curry and Kevin Durant tag-teamed the Warriors within two victories of another championship. And when he was announced to the crowd at Oracle Arena, he received a thunderous standing ovation. The point: Cleveland's been here before. Two of the fouls were in the opening 2:11 of the third quarter, essentially ending his night while coach Tyronn Lue searched elsewhere for answers.

Author: 0 Juan Martin Del Potro wins, then consoles sobbing Nicolas Almagro

After splitting the first two sets, the second-round match was evenly poised at 1-1 in the third when Almagro simply could not bear the pain in his knee any more. My physio knows how to treat that. It's not a source of concern'. "We played great battles a year ago", del Potro said . "I tried to - I don't know - tried to find good words for that moment".

Sports Rafael Nadal through to quarterfinals at French Open
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal through to quarterfinals at French Open

The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four matches as he strives to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam. "Before the match I felt well, I was optimistic and I had played two good matches (this week)".

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to coach Game 2

The Cavaliers lost Game 1 at Golden State last spring and fell down 3-1 before coming back to win the series , and James is not panicking. For the third straight year, the Golden State Warriors made short work of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Author: 0 Ex-motorcycle champion Nicky Hayden dies after collision in Italy

Hayden , the 2006 MotoGP world champion, had been hospitalized at the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy , following the accident last week. FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 file photo, Honda MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden holds up his hand during an official pre-race press conference ahead of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant Can't Win in These NBA Finals with Fans or Media

Jeff Van Gundy, perhaps getting ahead of himself, said the Warriors are capable of reaching 10 straight NBA Finals - and the rest of the Western Conference may want to close shop. Cleveland ranks first in offensive rating (120.7), third in defensive rating (104.6), and first in three pointers made per game (14.6). That following season the Golden State Warriors increased their performance to a whole new level.

Sports Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title
Author: 0 Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

A long-range deflected effort by Casemiro and a neat finish by the irrepressible Ronaldo within four minutes effectively settled one of the most entertaining finals for years, with a late tap-in by substitute Marco Asensio adding the gloss.

Author: 0 True champion: Ronaldo helps Real Madrid make history

Ronaldo underscored his status as Europe's most lethal striker with the first and third goals as Real were crowned champions of Europe for a record-extending 12th time. Modric played a one-two with Carvajal, latching on to the full-back's return pass down the right and digging out a superb cross, allowing Ronaldo to nip ahead of a stationary Bonucci and prod in from inside the six-yard box.

Sports Pujols hits 600th home run
Author: 0 Pujols hits 600th home run

Pujols becomes one of nine players in major league history to reach the milestone, and no one else hit that plateau with a grand slam. Max Kepler drove in both Twin runs with an RBI single in the first and home run in the seventh. An inning later, Pujols got it done. "A little tough to applaud when it's a grand slam that kind of puts you down by six, but give him credit". This will be Berrios' first career game against the Angels.

Sports Virat Kohli marks India after Champions Trophy win over Pakistan
Author: 0 Virat Kohli marks India after Champions Trophy win over Pakistan

Rohit Sharma was run out nine runs short of a century and Shikhar Dhawan's 68 featured three successive fours in a awful 20th over from Wahab Riaz . Wasim, Waqar, Javed Miandad, Saleem Malik...(senior Pakistani cricketers) need to be consulted because a good Pakistani side is important for world cricket .

Author: 0 LeBron James goes full Gregg Popovich on reporter following Game 2 loss

It's Comeback Night at Game 2 of the NBA Finals . He took over head coaching duties due to complications from back surgery for Kerr, who says he intends to coach for the rest of the Finals . A healthy Curry followed up a 28-point Game 1 with his first postseason triple-double on Sunday with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. "It was 2-0 past year and we lost".

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d'or !

I like to play freer, when we play 4-4-2, I like it more. "We can say that it is a historic day for everyone at Real Madrid ", said Zinedine Zidane , who thrived as Madrid's player and now has been excelling in his second season as a head coach.

Sports I feel ready for Champions Trophy now: Dinesh Karthik
Author: 0 I feel ready for Champions Trophy now: Dinesh Karthik

Laxman said that skipper Virat Kohli will be depending on these two bowlers due to their current form and the pace-friendly conditions in England which will host the Champions Trophy from June 1 to 18. He added: " England are a very good side". "I am sure it will be a great game of cricket .There's so much hue and cry about it". In case you didn't know .

Author: 0 Fight breaks out following Game 2 of the NBA Finals

This after averaging 1.6 points and 7.2 rebounds a game in the Eastern Conference finals. It's not that simple, especially when you're going against such a well-oiled machine in Golden State. Durant and Curry had 15 points apiece for the Warriors in the half. Not that they're discussing it. "But we just got to play our game and the way we know how to play, and that's what's been successful for us".

Author: 0 India confident of defending title - Virat Kohli

The 28-year-old batsman, who is leading India for the first time in a major tournament, drew from the experience of facing England earlier in the year in a limited-overs series at home and termed them as a challenging side as they don't seem to have any "weakness" at the moment.

Sports Warriors beat Cavs to take 2-0 Finals series lead
Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavs to take 2-0 Finals series lead

Tyronn Lue has a new No. 1 priority for LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals: Stop the ball first and foremost, and then make sure Golden State's sharpshooters have a hand in their face. "I've seen a lot of great teams and they rank right up there". For Cleveland, it's LeBron James , Kevin Love , Tristan Thompson , Kyrie Irving and J.R.

Author: 0 Cavs' Lue glad Kerr back on Warriors' sideline

LeBron James is up to 20 points, 11 assists and six rebounds for the Cavaliers . Thompson's defense has been a key throughout, and his primary assignment in The Finals has been Cavs star Kyrie Irving , who is shooting 40 percent (18-of-45) through the first two games.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli smashes 81 no, India post 319/3

The Pakistanis were off to a steady start thanks to openers Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad , who put together an opening stand of 47 runs in nine overs before pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck the first blow for India by trapping the latter leg before.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr Will Coach Warriors In Game Two

He made incredible plays off his own rebounds . "Yeah there's a reason", James said when asked about the no-podium interview. The shots had to start falling eventually. "They just know and go along". James, who last month overtook Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, was coached by current Warriors acting coach Mike Brown with the Cavaliers, who appreciates the streak and the longevity James has shown in reaching eight career NBA Finals , the last seven ...

Author: 0 Austin Dillon Wins the Coca Cola 600

It was Dillon's first NASCAR Cup victory and returned the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet to victory lane. Austin Dillon waited a long time to do his first victory burnout, and he wasn't going to be denied - just delayed. "So that's a little tough to swallow", he said. "I didn't know we were thinking fuel", Johnson said of his team's strategy. We were just too loose in general.

Sports Denver Post writer 'uncomfortable' with Japanese man winning Indy 500
Author: 0 Denver Post writer 'uncomfortable' with Japanese man winning Indy 500

Marco Andretti lost a wing piece that cost him. Hunter-Reay led 28 laps and was a strong contender late. "But I don't feel so sharp when they fade off". The Spanish driver had lead 27 of the 200 laps at Indianapolis , and his race retirement resulted in a standing ovation from the 300,000 spectators.

Sports Stosur's Wimbledon worry after French fall
Author: 0 Stosur's Wimbledon worry after French fall

Stosur will concede her spot as the highest ranked Australian woman to Daria Gavrilova. Applying an ice pack on her serving hand during changeovers, Stosur dropped serve in the fifth game of the deciding set and, despite conjuring four break-back chances, she couldn't find a way back into the contest as Ostapenko clinched the most significant win of her career.

Author: 0 Champions League final: Zidane speaks on defeating Juventus

Fans celebrate in Cibeles square while waiting for Real Madrid players to arrive after they won the Champions League final , Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 4, 2017. James Rodriguez has been praised as an "extraordinary" player by Florentino Perez , but the Real Madrid president has admitted that he does not know if the 25-year-old will remain at the club.

Sports Australia 'comfortable' with London security
Author: 0 Australia 'comfortable' with London security

But upon being reassured by their head of security and urged to stay in their east London hotel, Smith says the squad's fears have been eased. The players had earlier gone out to celebrate Steve Smith's birthday at a restaurant near the hotel.

Author: 0 Murray Downs Del Potro in blockbuster match

There was things I did today, that if I can do them consistently well over the next week or so, then I could do really well. "I played really well during the points today, and like in the last round I found a way to turn the match around". A touch of Brexit? Meanwhile, Murray is also well aware of the threat that Khachanov possesses. Murray remains the world number one, but also the world number's one lobber, a feat that is tough against Delpo as attempting to get a full house on Chatrier ...

Author: 0 Islamic State claims responsibility for London terror attack

London Bridge and a large area on the south bank of the River Thames remained cordoned off Sunday, and police told people to avoid the area. Forensic investigators were working on the bridge, where buses and taxis stood abandoned. Applauding the United Kingdom for its strength and resilience in the face of adversity, he said: "These hateful acts do not deter us; they only strengthen our resolve".

Sports Jets DT Leonard Williams breaks up altercation at huge music festival
Author: 0 Jets DT Leonard Williams breaks up altercation at huge music festival

Deadspin has a stream of tweets and videos , along with a photo of Williams and Lee from earlier in the evening, with Lee dressed in identical clothing to the man Williams removes from the altercation in the video. "We will have no further comment at this time". Williams, 22, was a first-round pick out of USC in the 2015 NFL Draft. He followed that up with a stronger 2016, totaling 68 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles.

Sports Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup

Chants of "We want the Cup!" echoed throughout PPG Paints Arena moments before Patric Hornqvist appeared to have scored Pittsburgh's fifth goal of the night at 6:48 in the final period; however, the goal was waved off after Nashville successfully challenged the call, arguing that Pittsburgh's Matt Cullen had been offside in the lead-up to the goal.

Sports Rihanna Steals the Show at Game 1 of NBA Finals
Author: 0 Rihanna Steals the Show at Game 1 of NBA Finals

In the second quarter they extended that lead to eight. James, who last month overtook Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, was coached by current Warriors acting coach Mike Brown with the Cavaliers , who appreciates the streak and the longevity James has shown in reaching eight career NBA Finals , the last seven in a row.

Sports More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game
Author: 0 More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game

Hundreds of Juventus fans are reported injured following a stampede which occurred in Turin's Piazza San Carlo during a public showing of the Champions League final . "I heard an explosion, which must have been a huge firecracker", a witness told La Stampa, one of Italy's daily newspapers. Local media cited older people present as saying the panic had evoked memories of the 1985 Heysel disaster, in which 39 mostly Italian fans died when they were crushed by a collapsing wall before the ...

Sports Steve Kerr to coach Warriors in Game 2 of NBA Finals
Author: 0 Steve Kerr to coach Warriors in Game 2 of NBA Finals

After the game, James summarized how it must feel to face the Warriors in this sort of form. The Warriors lead the NBA Finals 1-0 over the Cleveland Cavaliers . Kevin Love caught fire early, assisting James with 27 points and 7rebounds. (James is now just 1-7 in Game 1s in his NBA Finals history). "I just like who he is as a person, and throughout the course of the playoffs I've checked on him and we text and talk.

Sports Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout
Author: 0 Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

The Warriors' MVP duo - arguably the deadliest combination ever - and what they did to the Cavaliers (torched their upset hopes to the ground) will overshadow another equally important development. I just tried to do all the stuff the guards did to try to expand my game, and I went to Steve". So LeBron James approaches Game 2 on Sunday like he does all others.