Author: 0 Rain intervenes again - and this time Australia are on the wrong end

Steve Smith insists Australia's batsmen will be ready for their do or die Champions Trophy showdown with England despite their lack of action in the tournament. And this is an ICC tournament. There is a lot at stake for both teams . "If we take a step back, then we've already lost the game before stepping out there".

Author: 0 New Zealand wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

The dismissal was a visual delight for any fast bowler as the batsman could do nothing. Chasing a huge 311 runs target for victory, New Zealand derailed dramatically to give the hosts a comfortable 87 runs win. As such, Williamson has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 20 per cent fine each. New Zealand , meanwhile, will look to gain crucial two points with a win against Eoin Morgan's men, after they were forced to share points with Australia ...

Sports Warriors welcome back Steve Kerr with Game 2 win
Author: 0 Warriors welcome back Steve Kerr with Game 2 win

Game 3 is Wednesday in Cleveland . "Every mistake you make defensively, they make you pay, and you saw that", Lue said. A year later, Curry returns to the Finals stage with a clean bill of health and with a much better team. With Durant , the Warriors reached the NBA Finals a ideal 12-0 in the postseason after sweeping each of the previous three rounds and then found another gear against the Cavaliers .

Sports Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

Khanna congratulated the team and expressed confidence that team would retain the Champions Trophy. "If you have a look at our records over the a year ago we've won two series". Upon winning a handy toss under overcast conditions, Pakistan expectedly chose to bowl first. "He takes wickets and he is also economical most of the time", added the skipper, who was equally delighted by Amla's "amazing innings".

Sports Tharanga suspended for two ODIs for over-rate offence
Author: 0 Tharanga suspended for two ODIs for over-rate offence

South Africa were 221 for the loss of three wickets after 40 overs with Hashim Amla batting on 96 and Miller on 17 not out. Spinner Tahir then took four for 27 - and celebrated each wicket wildly - as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 203, giving the Proteas a 96-run win.

Author: 0 New Zealand bat against Australia in Champions Trophy

David Warner, Aaron Finch and Moises Henriques were dismissed, with Adam Milne (two) and Trent Boult collecting the wickets. But further rain during the mid-innings break left Australia with a tough new target under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method for weather-affected limited-overs matches .

Author: 0 NHL: Nashville coach asks fans to stop tossing catfish on ice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins needed more from their stars. "Just because they didn't register a shot on net, we shouldn't deem them ineffective in Game 3 ", Predators head coach Peter Laviolette said. "Obviously, it's hard to win when you score one goal, but having said that, I thought tonight of all the games we played, we generated the most chances and the highest quality", Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said.

Sports Warriors and Cavs fans ready for Game 3 of NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors and Cavs fans ready for Game 3 of NBA Finals

Golden State came out flat in Game 3 previous year and lost by 30 points at Cleveland . A year after winning 73 games to set the NBA's regular-season record, the Warriors can make more history if they sweep the Cavs to complete the league's first undefeated postseason.

Author: 0 Dufner surges back to claim The Memorial

And it even elicited an emphatic fist bump from the tranquil Dufner, who became the first golfer to win a PGA Tour event with a round of 77 or worse since the 1989 Masters , when Nick Faldo also shot 77 in the third round. "I have to play better tomorrow". "But again, playing with the lead on this golf course I imagine is going to be hard". "Legitimately from the first hole to the 18th hole, there's a double bogey somewhere in there".

Sports Borussia Dortmund signs Maximilian Philipp for reported $22.5 million
Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund signs Maximilian Philipp for reported $22.5 million

Phillipp was a regular for Freiburg who finished in seventh place on the Bundesliga standings and scored nine goals this past season. The Germany under-21 global has inked a five-year-deal with the Ruhr club. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: "We are delighted to have convinced Maximilian Philipp of BVB despite competitors from Bundesliga and overseas".

Author: 0 Nadal wary of Thiem's 'huge potential' ahead of French Open semi

Djokovic also spoke about the fact that he hasn't won any major trophy in an nearly a year and that this situation is something new in his career. "I think he's a very good umpire". Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the French Open by beating No. 28 Caroline Garcia of France 7-6 (3), 6-4. Thiem, beaten 6-1 6-0 by Djokovic in Rome last month, could hardly believe his luck as his Serbian opponent waved the white flag in the third set, losing it in 20 minutes.

Sports Diego Costa told to LEAVE Chelsea this season by Antonio Conte
Author: 0 Diego Costa told to LEAVE Chelsea this season by Antonio Conte

Chelsea have made a £35m bid for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen ahead of an important League and European campaign. Costa and Conte fell out in January over the striker's fitness. "But if Tottenham think they are going to win the league with the guys they got at the moment, then I think they're barking up the wrong tree for next season".

Author: 0 Juventus still believe despite Champions League final loss - Lichtsteiner

After watching yesterday's final , it seems that the Real Madrid striker will receive his fifth Golden Ball because he is now the best player in the world. Juventus had substitute Juan Cuadrado dismissed six minutes from time after two yellow cards - the second after some embarrassing play-acting from Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

Sports Champions Trophy: Australia vs Bangladesh, match abandoned due to rain
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Australia vs Bangladesh, match abandoned due to rain

In response, Australia were cruising with David Warner 40 not out and Smith unbeaten on 22 - the former becoming the fastest Australian to score 4,000 one-day worldwide runs before the heavens opened to prevent a sure-fire win. His fourth fifty in last five innings was the Oppo Moment of the match . "If they had won the toss they would have batted first". The Australian fast bowler missed a chance for a hat- trick as he took three wickets in four balls.

Sports Tamim ton lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Tamim ton lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 in Champions Trophy

South Africa , under the captaincy of AB de Villiers, will be the most influential team of the ICC event with their daunting bating line-up. "It is important to be relaxed and confident before every big game, to keep the nerves in check", he said.

Author: 0 IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12

The attacks began midmorning when assailants, armed with Kalashnikov rifles and explosives, stormed the parliament building. "The Iranian police detained a correspondent and operator of RT Arabic when they filmed a report in the vicinity of parliament", the broadcaster said.

Author: 0 On eve of election, May putting focus back on Brexit

ICM pegs Tories at the higher end; ComRes shows Prime Minister Theresa May's personal rating has turned negative for the first time since she became Prime Minister; Survation claim the Conservative lead over Labour has dropped 16 points in a month and only half of the public believe Theresa May would be the best PM.

Author: 0 Warriors' Draymond Green weighs in on best-player debate

LeBron James & Co. then made National Basketball Association history by taking the next three games, two at Oracle Arena, to become the first team in Finals history to overcome a 3-1 series deficit and win the title. 'Much more physical today than we were in Game One. "Playing smart. Trying to make them work for everything they get". We've been here. The guys that were here past year understand it's the hardest thing to do is to try to close out a series and we've got two more games to ...

Sports Kerr return adds gloss to big win for unstoppable Warriors
Author: 0 Kerr return adds gloss to big win for unstoppable Warriors

He's averaging a triple-double for crying out loud. Kerr was given a thunderous ovation by the Warriors supporters as Golden State stretched its record NBA playoff win streak to 14 games and seized a 2-0 edge over the Cavaliers in the best-of-seven NBA Finals .

Sports Champions Trophy must go on despite London attack - Finn
Author: 0 Champions Trophy must go on despite London attack - Finn

England captain Eoin Morgan praised his bowlers after they beat New Zealand by 87 runs in Cardiff on Tuesday to be the first team to qualify for the Champions Trophy semi-finals. England are nearly certainly happier taking on pace and at a venue where their last two outings have brought victories by 210 runs against New Zealand in 2015 and by 10 wickets against Sri Lanka a year later.

Sports Liverpool close in Salah deal
Author: 0 Liverpool close in Salah deal

An agreement has not yet been reached, but discussions have moved forward. Barcelona are reported to be interested in signing ex-Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, according to Spanish media. Salah claims to have a soft spot for the Reds but revealed a personal plea from Jose Mourinho convinced him to move to Stamford Bridge. Liverpool need major reinforcements in the summer transfer window if they are to challenge for the Premier League title next season and several top players are in ...

Author: 0 Peter Laviolette asks Nashville Predators fans to stop throwing catfish

Note: To qualify for the list, a goaltender must have factored into at least one decision during the Finals while being a member of the Stanley Cup winning team. "I wouldn't say they're any faster than Washington", Ian Cole said. Pittsburgh is averaging 3.0 goals per game in the playoffs, the same as the Predators.

Author: 0 Abby Wambach rips tournament for disqualifying young girl with short hair

Mili Hernandez loves her hair short, but it cost her and her team a chance to continue in a tournament. "They didn't want to listen", said Cruz Hernandez , Mili's brother. Mili is really good at soccer. "She was crying after they told us ..." A number of other players on Mili's team want to cut their hair in support of their teammate but are waiting on permission from their parents.

Sports Djokovic and Nadal win first up at Roland Garros
Author: 0 Djokovic and Nadal win first up at Roland Garros

But he's struggled since and, after parting ways with coach Boris Becker, then dumping the rest of his support team, he enlisted eight-time major champion Agassi to try his hand at a bit of coaching in Paris . Australian Nick Kyrgios shrugged off injury concerns and kept his emotions in check to outclass Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 on Tuesday and book his spot in the second round of the French Open .

Author: 0 Kyle Larson wins Dover Xfinity race for 2nd straight victory

Larson failed to pull off a bump-and-run on victor Matt Kenseth previous year that could have sent him to victory lane . Ross Chastain poses with the No. "They balance the classes". And with all those little victories, Truex is now the championship points leader. However, David Ragan crashed in turn 1 to bring out the caution flag and send the scheduled 400-lap race into overtime.

Sports Green says LeBron is great, but Durant is 'a created player'
Author: 0 Green says LeBron is great, but Durant is 'a created player'

LeBron James says guarding Kevin Durant doesn't take a toll "Do I look exhausted?" Tune in to see. He appeared to be visibly exhausted at times when he came to the bench, especially in the third quarter of Game 2 . James is averaging 28.5 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in 39.7 minutes in the Finals. "And I thought that gave them confidence, gave their crowd confidence".

Sports Cavs vs. Warriors Odds: NBA Finals 2017 Betting Preview
Author: 0 Cavs vs. Warriors Odds: NBA Finals 2017 Betting Preview

They are well-rested, having not played since they swept the San Antonio Spurs on May 22, and they've looked to be just about unbeatable in the playoffs. Both Thompson and Andre Iguodola have been in shooting slumps during the playoffs. But Cleveland has proven they can beat Golden State with Durant.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: India clinically outclass Pakistan in rain-hit clash

India launched their campaign in the Champions Trophy with a resounding 124-run victory over Pakistan here today, extending their dominance over the arch-rivals in major ICC tournaments. It was only after he had been dropped on 43 that Kohli stepped on the gas and clobbered three sixes. In a match watched by Sachin Tendulkar from the stands, Indian batsmen went on the rampage in the death overs after patiently seeing off two rain breaks.

Sports Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen says not many 'say no' to Barcelona
Author: 0 Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen says not many 'say no' to Barcelona

Eriksen has enjoyed a superb 2016/17 campaign for Spurs, where he scored eight goals and provided 15 assists in the Premier League . Do you think Eriksen would be a good buy for Barcelona? Barcelona have been mentioned as one of the clubs who could be interested in the player and Eriksen did say recently that not many players would find the gumption to say no to an offer from the Catalan giants.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in game two

Durant said he can feel the impact Golden State's third-quarter runs have had in sapping the will from their rivals. Kevin Love provided a needed scoring boost in Game 2, after Kyrie Irving did the same in Game 1, but nearly no one else came through for Cleveland , sending the Cavs to a 132-113 loss and an 0-2 series deficit.

Sports Ravens release TE Pitta after another hip injury
Author: 0 Ravens release TE Pitta after another hip injury

He missed the 2015 season as well, and in November of that year was advised by doctors that it would be unwise to continue his National Football League career. The most interesting name to watch as of late is the former Kansas City Chief and Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin. "Dennis is one of the great Ravens, and he has done everything he can to make our team better", General Manager Newsome said Friday after the injury.

Sports NBA Finals focus: Breaking down the Warriors' Game 2 win
Author: 0 NBA Finals focus: Breaking down the Warriors' Game 2 win

The Cavaliers and James didn't play well in Game 2 last year; they did this year - Kyrie Irving excluded - and it still didn't matter. "I thought for the most part with the game plan that we had we tried to execute it as close as possible", James said.

Sports New Bills cornerback took eight-hour, $932 Uber trip to Buffalo
Author: 0 New Bills cornerback took eight-hour, $932 Uber trip to Buffalo

Packers cornerback Davon House missed a connecting flight from Minneapolis to Green Bay, so he wound up hitching a ride with two Packers fans . "Ten out of 10 guys who had their flight canceled would have called and contacted the coach to let them know they wouldn't make it to practice", Berhe told CNBC.

Author: 0 Golden: Durant's dominance has made NBA Finals a mismatch

They may have no choice. To this point, chapter three of Cleveland vs. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue mentioned it Tuesday, saying he used Iman Shumpert and Richard Jefferson on Durant in the second half so James could rest. Through two games of the Finals, he's scored 66 points. He was gassed, and the Cavs couldn't keep up as the Warriors scored 132 despite 20 turnovers.

Sports Morata header rescues late draw for Spain against Colombia
Author: 0 Morata header rescues late draw for Spain against Colombia

Colombia has yet to lose to a European team since coach Jose Pekerman took over the national side in 2012. Spain , who gave midfielder Asier Illarramendi his debut, should have gone ahead in the ninth minute but Silva was guilty of a triple miss after Andres Iniesta threaded the ball through the Colombia defence to send him clear.

Author: 0 Jean Segura gets $70M deal from Mariners covering 2018-22

The deal reportedly includes a $17 million option for 2023. Jerry Dipoto acquired Jean Segura, outfielder Mitch Haniger , and pitcher Zac Curtis in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks this past offseason. In his first stint on the DL, he suffered a hamstring injury in April and missed 12 games. Segura also had 33 stolen bases, 20 home runs, 41 doubles, 64 RBIs, and 102 runs scored with the Diamondbacks.

Sports Walker won't commit future to Tottenham
Author: 0 Walker won't commit future to Tottenham

All reports are it's City, but in a world where Virgil Van Dijk can command a £60m fee, I would hope that Walker, arguably the best right back in the league, would get a similar amount. "We get on really well". Jamie Vardy has withdrawn from the England squad to face Scotland and France through injury. A short statement from the Football Association read: "Jamie Vardy has left the England squad as a precaution after picking up a minor injury in training at St.

Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann: 'It would be dirty to leave Atletico Madrid now'

The player has been linked with a move to Manchester United but the Old Trafford club's interest in the 26-year-old Frenchman cooled off following the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with manager Jose Mourinho now said to be in the market for an out-and-out striker.