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Sports Kane scores late in England's 2-2 draw vs Scotland
Author: 0 Kane scores late in England's 2-2 draw vs Scotland

England captain Harry Kane was proud of his side's reaction to Scotland's quickfire double in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Hampden Park. The Tottenham Hotspur striker described that as "the most special moment " of his global career, as he complemented captaining the worldwide side for the first time with that key late goal, and thereby showed exactly the type of leadership Gareth Southgate had asked for in the build-up.

Sports Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea
Author: 0 Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

Rodman refused to say whether he spoke with the president about his latest trip. On that trip, Rodman sang " Happy Birthday" to Kim Jong-Un, who referred to Rodman as his "best friend". His trip comes amid heightened tensions between the USA and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear program. He was a contestant on Donald Trump's reality TV show " Celebrity Apprentice ".

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal outclasses Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

The Swiss had won 10 straight matches, only lost two sets in the event and had never lost in a Grand Slam final before, but had absolutely no answer for Nadal. "Nine here is probably hard". "I'm a little emotional", Nadal said before his tearful uncle Toni , his career-long coach who will take a back seat at the end of the year, handed him La Coupe des Mousquetaires .

Author: 0 Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers for title

With two superstars in their prime, and a supporting cast led by Thompson and Green, Monday's victory put a cap on a wonderful season for the Warriors , but is also just the start of Golden State's dominance over the rest of the league. "I need to sit down and figure this thing out", James, who became the first in NBA Finals history to average a triple double with 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the series, said.

Sports La Decima - Rafael Nadal's French Open finals
Author: 0 La Decima - Rafael Nadal's French Open finals

But the 32-year-old, the oldest Roland Garros finalist in 44 years, had no answers as Nadal eclipsed Pete Sampras on the all-time list of major champions with 15 titles. "As I like to say, if I can do it, someone else can do it", he said. The only time Wawrinka matched Nadal's strokes was in the early part of the first set in when he held the first two service games and had a break point in the third game.

Author: 0 Nothing goes right for Wawrinka in French Open loss to Nadal

But, from a seemingly fruitless position, he then engineered one of the sport's most remarkable seasons. Rafael Nadal won the game 6-2 6-3 6-1 as he won the " La Decima " at the French Open and the 15th major title of his career. He lost just 35 games in total, second only to Bjorn Borg's record of 32 in the Swede's 1978 title-winning season. "Nine here is probably hard". "I am not sure I will meet any player who can do better than me and win the French Open titles a couple of ...

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

After shooting 55.6 percent and contributing 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists to the five-game domination, he now has a new title. I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. Could they keep their momentum going after winning Game 3? But the Warriors are brimming with confidence, knowing they didn't have Kevin Durant to help them a year ago.

Author: 0 Marc-Andre Fleury hands the Stanley Cup to Matt Murray

Teams faced a 5 p.m. ET deadline on Monday to ask players to waive their no-movement clauses for the draft. Marc-Andre Fleury, goaltender for the recently crowned Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins , has waived his no movement clause for the upcoming expansion draft according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Montreal.

Author: 0 'AB's run out was my fault'

South Africa confirmed that when the kitchen heats up they head for the garage: they have won one match in their last 19 trips to those three tournaments when elimination has loomed, and that game wasn't a final. With the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah leading the bowling attack, they were able to restrict a powerful batting lineup to a paltry score.

Author: 0 Mexico 1-1 United States

Michael Bradley scored a spectacular long-range goal as the United States battled to a 1-1 draw with rivals Mexico in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday. "Chanting "puto" does not make you more Mexican", the statement read. With a five-man backline, there needs to be good chemistry and communication-and there was.

Author: 0 Kane to captain England again as Heaton and Butland share goalkeeping duties

Nevertheless, the scheduling of this game in the middle of June, at the tail end of a long season, removes much of the spice from a heavyweight friendly encounter. "We've had a couple of players that aren't with us for this camp", said the manager. We've got to maintain the squad environment , that people feel involved.

Sports WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 12th day
Author: 0 WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 12th day

This will be Halep's second French Open final. "I really like competing in this tournament, but it was not easy as we had to go to the locker room twice for rain delays". A year after losing in the first round at Roland Garros, the 17th-seeded Schiavone became the first woman from Italy to reach a Grand Slam final - and then won the title, too, shortly before turning 30.

Sports Victor Lindelof to Manchester United Deal Close to Completion Claim Multiple Reports
Author: 0 Victor Lindelof to Manchester United Deal Close to Completion Claim Multiple Reports

With a fee agreed subject to global clearance, a medical and personal terms, Lindelof will become the club's most expensive defender, eclipsing Eric Bailly , who joined from Villarreal previous year for £30 million (S$52.8 million). He'd left third-tier club Vasteras to join Benfica B. Swedish people didn't track him because he wasn't in a first team or at a big club. Lindelof celebrates scoring a goal for Benfica .

Author: 0 Ostapenko eager to build on remarkable Roland Garros win

And so I will work hard to climb the ranking and to maybe win some more titles. "She's fearless, she fights for every point". - Halep broke unseeded Ostapenko's serve in the second game and consolidated with a hold in the third to take a 3-0 second-set lead.

Sports Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris
Author: 0 Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris

The first set was massive, and the Argentinian's despair was caused by him knowing it was a long way back in the prevailing cool and heavy conditions. Murray has failed to match the high standards he set a year ago so far in 2017, but has improved with every match at Roland Garros this week. In six weeks' time, you guys will be writing that he is great again.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant finally gets a title as Warriors finish off Cavaliers

The two embraced in 2012 and Durant , the 2017 NBA Finals MVP in his first season with the Warriors, found James to give him a hug and congratulate him on a great series. The X factor was Kevin Durant , who won the first championship of his illustrious career and was crowned Finals MVP, recording more than 30 points in each game of the series.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan Players Fined for Slow Over-Rate

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed hopes the team's "high confidence" in Cardiff will stand them in good stead when they return to the Welsh capital to face England in a Champions Trophy semi-final on Wednesday. Tensions did rise for Pakistan when Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Ali all fell within 18 runs of one another, and coach Mickey Arthur's side hit a mid-match lull in tempo that threatened to throw off their pursuit.

Author: 0 India thrash South Africa to reach ICC Champions Trophy semis

De Kock grinded onto an efficient if unspectacular half century before Jadeja hit the opener's off stump. The South Africans were frustrated by spinners Jadeja, who took 1-39 from his 10 overs without conceding a boundary, and Ashwin, playing his first one-day worldwide since January because of the left-handers in South Africa's lineup.

Sports ICC Champions Trophy : India score 319 runs in 48 overs
Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy : India score 319 runs in 48 overs

Wasim conceded 43 in the first eight overs as Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan provided India the start that skipper Kohli would have hoped for. It was batsmen's show all the way, the first four batsmen went up with their massive fifties and the last one was Hardik Pandya who swiftly delivered three astounding sixes racing up India's total to 319 and his, a quick twenty.

Author: 0 Gatland: Lions took a step back against Highlanders

The 24 year-old underwent tests following the match and the Lions confirmed on Wednesday (AEST) that he will play no further part in the tour. Lions captain Sam Warburton added he was disappointed his side had given away too many penalties , with referee Angus Gardner warning the Welshman that they could face a yellow card if they continued to transgress.

Sports Mascot fired for showing fan the finger
Author: 0 Mascot fired for showing fan the finger

Settling in for the start of a 162-game baseball season is, in its purest moments, like slapping on a virtual reality headset that lets us live through the ups and downs of remote players with alien talents and temperaments as a kind of group therapy.

Sports WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day
Author: 0 WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day

Bacsinszky will be 28 on the day of their last-four clash at Roland Garros, which the Swiss set up by dispatching home hope Kristina Mladenovic 6-4 6-4, and the pair hugged after coming through their quarter-finals. "It was really hard because we had all the seasons rolled into one today", Bacsinszky told reporters after the match. The 31-year-old Nadal, who retired last year before his third-round match with a wrist injury, is the only man with nine trophies from one Grand Slam tournament.

Sports Turmoil for IndyCar with the pack back at repaved Texas
Author: 0 Turmoil for IndyCar with the pack back at repaved Texas

The Team Penske star came into Saturday's race eighth in points, 70 behind leader Scott Dixon . "Like the easiest day of your life if you lead a pack race", Power said. "There were a thousand events", Pagenaud said. What ensued was a tumultuous race under a full moon, with Kanaan getting blamed - and penalized - for a big wreck before he recovered from being two laps down to get his fifth runner-up finish in Texas.

Author: 0 Highlanders beat Lions in thriller

Elliot Daly nearly gave the Lions victory with a long-range penalty , but his effort fell agonisingly short and Warren Gatland's men were forced to settle for their second defeat of the tour. "It is hugely disappointing for Stuart to have to return home early and for us to lose one of our touring party", said Lions head coach Warren Gatland.

Sports Coleman keeps faith despite Wales' fifth draw in a row
Author: 0 Coleman keeps faith despite Wales' fifth draw in a row

And one of the reasons is that I suffered there, we suffered there - and it was my fault. "You've seen it time and again, football is unusual, and we might be soon talking about one of the best Wales performances in years". But Allen is certain that the rest of the squad can cope without main man Bale. "Gareth is going to be a massive miss for anybody in the world, whatever team".

Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

Kevin Durant scores a team-high 39 points to help Golden State defeat the Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5. "It used to be, you're on your way to the arena, you know you have to be nearly ideal in order to win", Durant says. "Since 2012 he is the only one I have ever looked at", Durant said. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and J.R. Smith chipped in with 25. The Warriors and Cavs have now fought out the last three National Basketball Association finals, in what has become one of the ...

Author: 0 Kevin Durant's Biggest Moments Of His MVP-Winning NBA Finals

I'm just excited to do something special. "I never understood that thing anyway with talking about we have nothing to lose". The second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft was regular season MVP in 2014. Kevin Durant , who received the NBA Final MVP award, was the best player for the Warriors final, shining both offensively and defensively as well.

Sports Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris
Author: 0 Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris

When he is fit, he is one of the best players in the world but, at the moment, he is trying to shake off a groin injury. There were quite a few "shushing" gestures as he set about his task, although he played down the usual debate about the complex weave of his body language.

Sports City keen to land £40m rated Walker
Author: 0 City keen to land £40m rated Walker

The 27-year-old is now on global duty as he prepares to feature for England in their friendly against France on Tuesday night. Walker's arrival would be arguably the move most valuable to the teams so far after both Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna left the club, but the question now is how much Guardiola's side are willing to pay to get a deal across the line.

Sports Lueck has 4 hits as Florida State rallies past Sam Houston
Author: 0 Lueck has 4 hits as Florida State rallies past Sam Houston

Oregon State, the national No. 1 seed, Louisville and Texas A&M have already secured their College World Series places. Florida State's comeback bid was hindered early on by poor situational hitting. Be on the lookout through out the week as we will be getting prepared for the College World Series that begins this weekend. The Florida State threat was eliminated with three outs in a matter of seconds.

Sports Draymond Green shoots up list of Cleveland villains
Author: 0 Draymond Green shoots up list of Cleveland villains

If they lose, the Warriors take the series and the championship. Green was shocked when he was called for it (though it was a very obvious whistle) and reacted in a very Draymond way. "Yeah, I knew. Because the first tech was on Steve, which I didn't understand. So then I thought the second one Draymond was going to get kicked out, but they explained that the first one was on me".

Sports Lavoie: Penguins have the number of 'awful' Pekka Rinne
Author: 0 Lavoie: Penguins have the number of 'awful' Pekka Rinne

Pekka Rinne closed his eyes and went back to a happy place. Rookie Jake Guentzel has seemed to forgotten his sub-par Eastern Conference Finals performance and has begun playing like he had been in the opening two rounds. The Predators had 18 shots in the first 20 minutes and the teams ended the period tied at 1-1. The teams come off a freakish Game 1 that featured a questionable offside review wiping out a goal by P.K.

Author: 0 Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

The Blackhawks' three Stanley Cup wins between 2010 and 2015 were a huge achievement, given the constraints of the salary cap, but the Penguins just became the first team in almost two decades to win back-to-back titles, and they did so in large part because of Crosby, who led the NHL in goals for the second time in his career and who played some of his best hockey in the playoffs, when the Pens needed to win three tough series in a row in order to repeat.

Author: 0 NBA Champs! Warriors defeat Cavs in Game 5 to win title

Oakland and the Bay Area celebrated the championship with backyard firework displays and impromptu street parties around the region. Completing a ideal 9-0 run at home during the postseason, the Warriors became the first San Francisco Bay Area team to win a championship at home since the Oakland Athletics won the 1974 World Series.

Author: 0 Warriors' Green Says Cavs Fans, Cleveland Not the 'Sharpest'

LeBron James and Cleveland, looking down and out only days ago in an 0-3 hole, now have some momentum after winning Game 4 and they will try to stave off elimination once more. "At the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to play another game". "After calling the loose ball foul on Draymond Green, I noticed the reaction by Coach Kerr and then assessed a technical foul", official Mike Callahan said after the 137-116 Cavs victory.

Sports Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant .

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.7 million tax evasion

Prosecutors alleged that Ronaldo had defrauded the tax authorities of 1.4 million euros in 2011, 1.7 million euros in 2012, 3.2 million euros in 2013 and 8.5 million euros in 2014. Both Messi and his father were handed with a 21-month jail sentence by the Supreme Court in Spain. However the Argentine striker is nearly certain to avoid jail as sentences of less than two years in Spain are usually suspended.