Author: 0 Waqar dubs Morgan's pitch criticism as 'lame excuse'

Asked how self-belief had been restored following a defeat by India greeted with widespread condemnation back home, Ahmed explained: "After the India match, we just motivated the guys". You have to be able to be good in all conditions. "I don't think there was any home advantage", he added. If we had put 280 on the board it might have been a different game.

Sports Porsche takes dramatic third straight Le Mans win
Author: 0 Porsche takes dramatic third straight Le Mans win

The retirement of the number one Porsche driven by former winners Neel Jani of Switzerland, Britain's Nick Tandy and Germany's Andre Lotterer handed the lead to the number 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca entry. That vehicle, driven by New Zealanders Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley along with Germany's Timo Bernhard , had appeared out of contention after suffering front axle problems on Saturday and rejoining in 55th place and 22 laps down.

Author: 0 Spieth stabilizes in final round at US Open

Justin Thomas , coming off a 9-under 63 that matched the major championship scoring record and was the first 9-under round at a U.S. Open, went out in 39 and closed with a 75 to tie for ninth. Thomas was already on course for a share of the lead as he stepped up to the 18th having carded nine birdies against two bogeys in a spectacular round.

Sports Pacers exploring options on trade for Paul George
Author: 0 Pacers exploring options on trade for Paul George

Maybe he meant, just for the 2017-18 season. However, because he wasn't named to an All-NBA team in the spring the Pacers lost out on the chance to offer him a five-year, $207 million Designated Player Veteran Exception. "I am under contract and I intend to play", George blathered. Sources: All-Star Paul George tells Pacers he plans to leave franchise in 2018 free agency, prefers Lakers .

Sports Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 at US Open
Author: 0 Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 at US Open

He made birdie on the 12th out of waist-high hay. Despite his epic day, Thomas is one shot behind Brian Harman , who shot a 67. Brooks Koepka made three birdies over his last seven holes for a 68 and joined Thomas one shot out of the lead.

Sports IFAB proposing significant changes including match duration
Author: 0 IFAB proposing significant changes including match duration

IFAB has outlined proposed changes to the rules of the game in a new strategy document titled Play Fair . David Ellery, the technical director for IFAB, told the media : "My starting point was to look at the laws and say 'What are they for?' And if there is no particular reason then would changing them make the game better".

Author: 0 Twins select shortstop Royce Lewis with first pick in Major League Baseball draft

This May 20, 2016 photo shows JSerra Catholic High School third baseman Royce Lewis preparing to throw to first base during an opening round Division 1 baseball playoff game in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. "I'm different on the field than I am off the field". With the Reds still immersed in a full-scale rebuilding effort, landing the player with the highest ceiling in the draft No.

Author: 0 Infantino: Not time to think about future of Confed Cup

But New Zealand's resistence was eventually broken 20 minutes from the end, when Fedor Smolov tapped in Alexander Samedov's low cross from the right to put the result beyond doubt and give Russian Federation an ideal start to the tournament.

Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather Opens as Heavy Betting Favorite Over Conor McGregor

Mayweather, a former five-weight world champion and widely considered the best boxer of his generation, retired unbeaten in 2015 after 49 bouts, and retired for the first time in 2008 after 39 fights . Golovkin. I want to watch the fight to see Mayweather get bloodied, so the vengeful part of me can rejoice for not just the women Mayweather's hit, but the countless women who haven't had recourse after being abused.

Sports Green Mocks Cavs and LeBron in Celebration Parade
Author: 0 Green Mocks Cavs and LeBron in Celebration Parade

The conversation now has turned to how significant Durant's first ring will be when history tells the story. According to many sources, the Golden State Warriors are still debating whether they should visit Donald Trump and Washington.

Author: 0 Warriors have 'no doubt' Kerr will coach next season

We wanted to go 16-0. "The beauty of what I know of this team, we all want to provide for our families, we want to get all that we can out of this game while we still have the legs to do it, but there are no egos when it comes to that side of the equation when it comes to us as professional athletes".

Author: 0 Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians

The Indians scored three runs in the ninth on a three-run home run by Daniel Robertson off reliever Chris Hatcher. Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy was charged with one run in 5 1/3 innings. Mitch Moreland hit one homer and barely missed another in the 12th with a long single off the Green Monster, allowing Bogaerts to advance to third and set up Benintendi's first career walk-off hit.

Author: 0 Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

A few minutes after this, he was part of the build-up play which saw Portugal take a 2-1 lead late on. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his team deserved their point but admitted there was work to be done going forward. However, Portugal , and Ronaldo, were not to be denied. Minutes after coming on, he almost scored a great headed goal but Ochoa came up with a terrific save.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Mexico score in injury time to hold Portugal

We have a great chance of winning the Confederations Cup because there are still two [group] games left. They scored in the last few minutes and now we think of the next game. We played without confidence, couldn't connect two or three passes. A Spanish state prosecutor on Tuesday accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million), claiming he used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the true amount of income made from image ...

Sports Darvish struggles early as Mariners top Rangers
Author: 0 Darvish struggles early as Mariners top Rangers

Those came in the second as Rougned Odor walked on four pitches with one out and Carlos Gomez followed with a home run. "Fortunately they didn't catch them today", Seager said. Gallardo lasted just five innings, giving up five runs on six hits. Napoli's two-run drive capped a five-run first that sent the Rangers to their seventh win in eight games.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo keen on Man Utd return

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will not obstruct Cristiano Ronaldo if he decides to leave Santiago Bernabéu. There also remains a doubt over whether Real will cash in, as despite only making 14 appearances last season, it is thought Morata still remains in the thoughts of Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane.

Sports Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33
Author: 0 Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

Reports of Hague's death proved to be premature as his sister said he is now in critical condition. Hague stepped in at short notice to take on Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on Friday night. It's a freak accident. The tragedy has happened only a months before Conor McGregor swaps UFC for boxing when he fights Floyd Mayweather . Hague is originally from Boyle, Alta.

Author: 0 India will learn from final loss, says Kohli

Hasan Ali drew inspiration from his fellow fast bowler to take three wickets and, supported by tigerish fielding which has not always been a feature of Pakistan cricket teams , they bowled out India for 158 to win the trophy for the first time.

Author: 0 Fowler back in the thick of it at US Open

There were 18 rounds in the 60s, starting with one for the record book. And if his hot pink trousers were not enough, he did it in style. He had 310 yards to the hole when he hit 3-wood that could have led to big trouble if he went too far long or left.

Author: 0 Hussain says pitch blameless in England defeat

The pitch counted against them, he adds, but England's lack of subtlety was exposed. "This doesn't feel great at the minute b ut there's a lot of cricket still to play this summer, and we've got to make sure we're right for that". "Yes", he said. "You can say that because I've played three matches and we've won all the three". Bayliss backed his team to brush off their disappointment over the next few days and focus on the second half of the season.

Sports Tennessee Titans sign former New York Jets receiver Eric Decker
Author: 0 Tennessee Titans sign former New York Jets receiver Eric Decker

The move by the Titans comes just five days after Decker visited Tennessee in a meet and greet that obviously went well for both sides . He has three 1,000-yard campaigns under his belt, the first two alongside Peyton Manning in Denver and the third in 2015 with Ryan Fitzpatrick .

Author: 0 Late goals hand Chile winning start in Confederations Cup

The celebrations were soon squashed, however, when the VAR deemed Vargas to be offside. The post Video replay in spotlight as Chile edge Cameroon in Confederations Cup appeared first on Vanguard News . Broos said: "It was used twice during the match and it showed it can be very important". Chile believed they had broken the deadlock moments before the interval as Vidal's smart pass was finished expertly by Vargas only for the Video Assistant Referee to rule it as an offside.

Author: 0 Forget group win over Pakistan, Kohli warns before final

That game, won by India , was one of the top-six most viewed sporting events, along with the soccer World Cup final and Usain Bolt's 100-metre sprint at the 2012 Olympic Games, the sports broadcasting industry source said. "It was very disappointing to see that go wrong in the Indian game, but ... we've closed the chapter on that". The return of Amir is a big tonic for Pakistan , who will be looking for the left-arm quick to make inroads along with Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali .

Author: 0 Thomas gets record, but Harman leads US Open

To accomplish this feat, Thomas hit the course in the Footjoy FJ Professional Shield Tip Spikeless shoes. But it isn't a U.S. Open course that I'm familiar with, the way it was set up. "But I'm looking forward to getting the job done". The U.S. Open didn't seem to faze him, and he delivered a variety of big shots that led to his sensational finish.

Author: 0 Leaderboard logjam at US Open as top names miss cut

Speaking about the changes he made a year ago, Fleetwood added: "I went back to my old coach and had one of my best mates caddying and I think that can't be underestimated, having your friend with you, whether you're leading the US Open or playing a casual round at home ".

Author: 0 Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead

He's tied with Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey . The U.S. Open didn't seem to faze him, and he delivered a variety of big shots that led to his sensational finish. He is in strong form and was poised to win two FedEx Cup playoff events past year, losing to great finishes to Dustin Johnson (him again) and Rory McIlroy .

Sports Liverpool close in on eight-figure deal for 19-goal forward
Author: 0 Liverpool close in on eight-figure deal for 19-goal forward

As for Salah, it's said that he's eager to make Merseyside his new home and has already agreed to personal terms with the club - for as much good as that's done us recently. Additionally, having Salah at Klopp's disposal allows the German manager far more fluidity with his team selection. The Brazilian was not at his best last season, but is still one of the Premier League's most talented players when he is in-form and injury free.

Author: 0 Former PM Major: May's DUP deal is risk to Northern Ireland peace

Sinn Fein , the SDLP and Alliance have all said that the Tory Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not continue to chair talks aimed at resuming powersharing at Stormont. A deal to prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government could come at the cost of peace in Northern Ireland, politicians have warned. "The SDLP are clear that any deal struck must not hinder cross-community confidence in our politics".

Sports Lions Labour To Beat Barbarians In Tour Opener
Author: 0 Lions Labour To Beat Barbarians In Tour Opener

With over 40,000 tickets already sold, a near sell-out is anticipated, although head coach Tana Umaga is conscious of his team's recent heavy schedule: "There's no doubt it will be a challenging turnaround for us". India take on Pakistan at Edgbaston on Sunday and England's next fixture is against New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday. But Gatland believes the Lions are capable of being expansive when needed.

Author: 0 US Open leaderboard crowded at the top

Casey seemed poised for a disastrous second round after opening with a 66 on Thursday. Also at 11 under was Tommy Fleetwood , who was poised to take the lead until his pitch came up short, his next shot went 60 feet down a slope on the back of the 18th green and he turned potential birdie into bogey and settled for a 68.

Sports Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open
Author: 0 Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open

Holmes and Jamie Lovemark. The South African rallied with an eagle two on the par-four 15th but had a triple-bogey seven on the 17th to drop to five over after a 79. Fowler started on No. 1 made the turn at 2 under after a pair of birdies. The disappointed 21-year-old declined to be interviewed. No other information was provided.

Author: 0 Johnson, McIlroy and Day miss US Open cut

It opened the door for England veteran Paul Casey (71) to share honours atop a no-frills leaderboard with countryman Tommy Fleetwood , Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman (all 70) at seven-under after the second round at Erin Hills. "If you look at the golf course and you even talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up ideal for us", Johnson said. "That means I'm a part of history", he said.

Author: 0 Paul Casey rallies after triple-bogey for share of US Open lead

After 54 holes, he is one stroke behind surprise leader Brian Harman . Olin Browne and Jason Gore were part of a 36-hole tie at Pinehurst No. 2. This, inicidentally, is the same daughter whom Mickelson was equipped with a pager for during the 1999 U.S.

Author: 0 Spurs never enjoyed big Finals ratings like Warriors-Cavs

When the Golden State Warriors rocked the landscape of the National Basketball Association by signing Kevin Durant last summer, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver was one of the first to say he did not think the move was good for the league.

Author: 0 Thomas shoots 63; breaks US Open record

The 30-year-old from Georgia had never gone past the second round in a US Open before this year, missing the cut on his two previous visits in 2012 and 2015. The Wisconsin native is a fan favorite in the first Open in his home state. The only disappointment was a three-putt bogey from 35 feet on the final hole.

Sports England Under-21s' Jordan Pickford in focus
Author: 0 England Under-21s' Jordan Pickford in focus

But the level-headed Wearside lad, 23, laughed off his enormous price tag, insisting: "It's just a number, isn't it?" It doesn't affect me. "These are the moments that change games, but thankfully we've got a terrific goalkeeper that stood up and saved the penalty".

Author: 0 Warriors release statement on possible White House visit

While mindfulness is often seen as something you practice during formal meditation, many experts, including famed author and mindfulness teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn , stress that it's better thought of as a state or quality you can bring to any activity.