Sports Steve Smith Praises MS Dhoni for Sealing IPL Final Date
Author: 0 Steve Smith Praises MS Dhoni for Sealing IPL Final Date

Not Dhoni at his best, but Dhoni good enough to smash some of the best bowlers of the tournament. "So I feel 160 was probably the par-score on this wicket". Even though Tiwary was run out of the last ball, the damage had been done as Pune picked 15 from the last over. The wicket-keeper batsman was, however, confident that the last two overs of the Pune innings weren't responsible for the loss.

Sports Emotional Zabaleta proud of ´wonderful nine years´ at Manchester City
Author: 0 Emotional Zabaleta proud of ´wonderful nine years´ at Manchester City

This will be City's last home game of the year, and a win would effectively lock up a Champions League spot for them, with a five-goal advantage in goal difference over the Gunners as it stands. I feel it's the right time for me to go on but believe me, I love this club so much. The mood was slightly dampened late on when West Brom grabbed a late consolation from Hal Robson-Kanu.

Sports Diamondbacks place AJ Pollock (groin) on DL
Author: 0 Diamondbacks place AJ Pollock (groin) on DL

Lovullo said Fuentes would share center field duties with Gregor Blanco . A firmer timetable for his return should become available as he continues to progress in his recovery. Fuentes was once a well-regarded outfield prospect that went from Boston to San Diego (alongside Anthony Rizzo ) as part of the 2010 Adrian Gonzalez blockbuster.

Sports Spurs' Parker has torn tendon, out for playoffs
Author: 0 Spurs' Parker has torn tendon, out for playoffs

Now that Parker's postseason is in doubt - he went down with a knee injury in Wednesday's Western Conference semifinal Game 2 against the Houston Rockets - the Spurs' championship hopes are fading until further notice. Forward Ryan Anderson tallied 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting in Game 2 and drained four 3-pointers in each of the first two games. LeBron James scorched Toronto for 39 points and became the NBA's second all-time leading scorer in the post-season as Cleveland rolled to a ...

Sports Watch New York Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's Number
Author: 0 Watch New York Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's Number

He was also a 14-time All-Star, won five Gold Gloves, was named the World Series MVP in 2000 and AL Rookie of the Year in 2016. He is the team's career leader in hits, games played, at-bats, doubles and stolen bases, and retired as the team's longest run captain.

Sports Dhoni, Washington help Supergiant outclass MI and make IPL final
Author: 0 Dhoni, Washington help Supergiant outclass MI and make IPL final

In the first four overs of the chase, Parthiv Patel (57) hit three sixes but Lendl Simmons' (5) 13-ball vigil ended when he was run out at the non strikers end after a deflection from the bowler Shardul Thakur (3-37). Rahane, who did not score big in the league stage, was determined to make an impact on the big stage. However, despite all the odds being stacked against them, the Rising Pune Supergiant put on a brilliant all-round performance to ease past the Mumbai Indians and with it ...

Author: 0 Pochettino hails "perfect" finale at White Hart Lane

Goals from Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane ensured a happy farewell to the club's 118-year-old home, before they move to Wembley next season while their new stadium is completed. Or rather, the last day at the old White Hart Lane. But with Kane, and everyone at the club, seeing the improvements they have made under manager Mauricio Pochettino, he says there shouldn't be many departures as "there are not many better teams to be at around the world at the moment".

Sports Mets' skid hits six games with loss to Diamondbacks
Author: 0 Mets' skid hits six games with loss to Diamondbacks

In the last three games, field manager Torey Lovullo's club has stranded an average of 10 runners on base per game and they left 15 runners on base in Sunday afternoon's loss to the Pirates. Gregor Blanco had a single and two RBIs for Arizona (23-18), which leads the majors with 17 home victories. Two batters after Paul Goldschmidt narrowly missed a go-ahead solo homer, Robles served up a three-run shot to Yasmany Tomas , who crushed a 97 miles per hour fastball off the batter's eye well ...

Sports The Astros Keep On Mashing Grand Slams
Author: 0 The Astros Keep On Mashing Grand Slams

The Astros used five singles to score three times in the first inning. Jeff Mathis hit a two-run home run and pinch hitter Daniel Descalso added a solo shot in the eighth to go with Tomas's blast. Between that salary and the fact that Koehler has more than four years of Major League service time, he's hardly the type of player that is typically optioned to the minors.

Sports Mowins 1st woman to call NFL game since '87
Author: 0 Mowins 1st woman to call NFL game since '87

In a move that's partially news because of how outrageously long it's been since it last happened, veteran announcer Beth Mowins will call the second game of ESPN's " Monday Night Football " doubleheader on September 11. If her name sounds familiar, it's because she's been calling college football games for ESPN since 2005. That was Gayle Sierens, who in 1987 called a regional NBC broadcast of a Seahawks-Chiefs game.

Author: 0 James, Celtics meet again in postseason

On Monday, he could, scoring 14 points in the final quarter as he helped lead his team to a 115-105 victory. Like their Western Conference counterparts, the East has stuck to the chalk, pinning the No. "It doesn't matter if you're starting at home or on the road", James said. As of Wednesday, the Cavs were favored at -550 to win the series, according to the online sports gambling website Bovada.

Sports Bottas: Hamilton relationship could take a turn
Author: 0 Bottas: Hamilton relationship could take a turn

Hamilton dropped 13 points behind Vettel in the drivers' championship following the result in Russian Federation, with Bottas only 10 points behind his team-mate in third place. "The relationship between the two of them is very intact", Wolff said. The Finn's emergence as a race victor and title contender drew high praise from Wolff but also raised questions about how he and Hamilton will get along if they are battling for the title.

Sports FG to invite Anthony Joshua to Nigeria
Author: 0 FG to invite Anthony Joshua to Nigeria

That is over seven stone (47kg) more than what Fury weighed in at before the Klitschko fight. According to the American, Klitschko took a pause for reflection, but Vladimir, there is a deadline until which it should be determined whether to activate the option of a rematch written in the contract for the first fight with Joshua.

Sports Spurs vs. Rockets in Western Conference finals begins Sunday
Author: 0 Spurs vs. Rockets in Western Conference finals begins Sunday

Harden, an Adidas athlete, had a forgettable game in the 114-75 throttling of his Houston Rockets by the San Antonio Spurs at the Toyota Center in Houston . The Spurs won all four quarters, with Houston getting within four points in third. Collectively, they also made up for the absence of Tony Parker, their starting point guard, whose season ended when he ruptured his left quadriceps tendon earlier in the series.

Sports Celtics cruise past Wizards in Game 7 to Eastern Conference finals
Author: 0 Celtics cruise past Wizards in Game 7 to Eastern Conference finals

Led by 7-footer Olynyk, the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards' counterparts 48-5. He canned two 3-pointers during the final six and a half minutes of the game - two daggers that sank deep into the hearts of the visiting Wizards - the second of which was a no-doubter that he followed with three steps toward the basket as he held his swan neck high in the air.

Author: 0 Aguero the main man for Guardiola as Manchester City shine

He's a massive team player and just one of the game's great professionals. In such form and with a healthy goal difference in their favour, City should be confident of completing the job. Pablo Zabaleta thanked Manchester City for making him a better player and a better person as he bade a poignant farewell to the Etihad Stadium after the 3-1 win over West Brom.

Sports Carrick 'desperate' to win Europa League
Author: 0 Carrick 'desperate' to win Europa League

I left Highbury, they were crying. Ever since the outspoken Mourinho strutted his way on to the Premier League stage as Chelsea boss in 2004, the Portuguese coach has always been able to get the better of Wenger. Let us know in the comments section below. Mourinho has shifted his focus completely on United's Europa League campaign and hopes to win the competition, which is their only hope to participate in the Champions League next season.

Sports Yann Kermorgant penalty sends Reading through to Championship play-off final
Author: 0 Yann Kermorgant penalty sends Reading through to Championship play-off final

Jaap Stam's first foray into management is going very well. This clash was vastly different to the first leg - which finished 1-1 after a tense encounter of few chances - as it kicked into life nearly from the first whistle. Tomas Kalas handled the ball under pressure from Kermorgant and Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot. Kermorgant confidently stepped up and found the bottom corner to make it 1-0 to Reading putting them 2-1 ahead in the tie.

Author: 0 Murray eliminated by home player Fognini in Italian Open

Spain's David Ferrer also progressed in three sets, earning a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over his compatriot Feliciano Lopez, which marked his 700th victory at an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) event. He obviously he started the match extremely well", said Murray. That certainly wasn't the case today. "The only chance I really got was when he was making errors".

Author: 0 F1 2017: Lewis Hamilton Takes Victory At Spanish GP Ahead Of Vettel

Next, Vettel engaged Bottas in an exhilarating lap-long chase before finally getting past the Finn on the third try, even though the effort slowed down Vettel and let Hamilton shave off valuable seconds from behind. One of the main issues that Hamilton and his Mercedes team have been trying to work out since the start of the 2017 Formula One season is the weight of its W08 challenger as they have been struggling to get near the 728kg weight limit for vehicle and driver.

Author: 0 EPL wins for Arsenal and Manchester City

City meanwhile have a three-point cushion over the north Londoners and take on West Bromwich Albion and Watford knowing four points will be enough to secure a top four berth. The physio told me he (Sanchez) wants to come off (with injury) but he is still a fighter and still found the resources to score an exceptional goal after.

Author: 0 Is the NHL's concussion protocol failing the players it's supposed to protect?

The shot disparity between the two teams has been a topic of conversation throughout. The Washington Capitals own three wins in the Eastern Conference semifinal and feel as if they have performed well enough to have more. "I don't know if there is any hump to get over", Trotz said of Game 7. With a 2.49 goals-against average, Braden Holtby hasn't exactly been awful during these playoffs.

Author: 0 Arsenal 2 Sunderland 0: Sanchez keeps top-four hopes alive

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England. For the players, it is always an important competition. As to whether the Emirates might see similar scenes for Sunday's game against Everton, Wenger offered the same defence he had in his press conference before the game: "We are sold out".

Sports NBA Playoffs: James Harden claims responsibility for Houston Rockets' collapse
Author: 0 NBA Playoffs: James Harden claims responsibility for Houston Rockets' collapse

The Spurs improved to 16-3 when taking a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven series. Pau Gasol tallied 10 points with 11 rebounds for San Antonio, which trailed 5-4 in the first quarter before coasting to the win. San Antonio compiled a 60-37 rebounding advantage and limited Houston to 28.6 percent shooting. "I really just didn't have a rhythm at the beginning of the game".

Sports Liverpool Thrash West Ham to Close in on Champions League
Author: 0 Liverpool Thrash West Ham to Close in on Champions League

West Ham United fans appear to have been very impressed by Daniel Sturridge's performance for Liverpool yesterday. Having struggled to get past sides at home Coutinho is likely to be a key figure against the Teessiders who, if they follow the game plan adopted by most teams visiting Anfield, will be hard to break down.

Sports Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown in Madrid
Author: 0 Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown in Madrid

He saved three match-points before Nadal's sliced backhand down the line beat him, prompting the partisan crowd to roar in unison as they celebrated the 'King of Clay's latest triumph. "The truth is I was up against an opponent who, in the next five to 10 years, will be fighting for the most important titles, so I'm very happy to have won, ” Nadal said".

Sports Kane expects Tottenham 'family' to stay together
Author: 0 Kane expects Tottenham 'family' to stay together

Deposed champions Leicester are Tottenham's next opponents at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, but Kane's thoughts are already turning to next term. "You don't have a decision to make unless you get an offer, and we haven't had an offer for any one of our players", Shakespeare said of the transfer talk.

Author: 0 CSN Wizards make a dumb Spygate joke after Celtics Game 5 win

It was just announced that the Boston Celtics player was fined $25k for "directing inappropriate language" towards a Washington Wizards fan during last Thursday's playoff game. Thomas took note. He sang the praises of Stevens's changes in game five and appears confident more are on the way. Scoring zero points over 26 minutes is not going to get you a lot of attention, but Jaylen Brown deserves praise after his impact in Game 5.

Sports Oilers upset over non-call on Ducks' tying goal
Author: 0 Oilers upset over non-call on Ducks' tying goal

Kelser's offensive contributions are not close, but he is a disruptive force against the Oiler offense and a key reason why the team switched to have all three of McDavid , Draisaitl, and RNH play down the middle in the last game. And then it resurfaces in the next playoff game, sitting there for two evenly matched teams to seize and keep until it's suddenly snatched away. "The one thing that our players will be told, and will need to understand, is that you don't have to win two games (on ...

Author: 0 Alonso targets McLaren's first points of season after stunning qualifying lap

Just when McLaren had nowhere to go but up, it sank to a new low when Fernando Alonso's auto broke down on Friday's first lap of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix. Alonso delighted his home crowd by claiming seventh on the Barcelona grid in a vehicle that had not previously reached Q3 this season. Obviously I don't have 100 per cent confidence because in four races we have four DNFs.

Sports Warriors' Andre Iguodala's (knee) MRI comes back clean
Author: 0 Warriors' Andre Iguodala's (knee) MRI comes back clean

The results came back clean, but he is still questionable for Game 2 on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs. Iguodala did not practice on Monday, and if he misses Game 2 on Tuesday, he will have almost one week of rest to rehabilitate his knee.

Author: 0 Chelsea, Spurs dominate Premier League player nominations

The Blues appointed Conte as Jose Mourinho's permanent successor at the end of the 2015-16 season after Chelsea finished in tenth place. "I thank them for their commitment and work rate", Conte said of his players. Costa, Matic, Kante, David Luiz, Cahill - that spine is strong. So Conte's achievement was really to spot what was possible with the players he had. These were the core group of players riding on whom Conte raced to EPL title in his first season in England and now as he eyes ...

Author: 0 Bastian Schweinsteiger to Get Medal if Man United Claim Europa Title

As players we don't want to be sitting on the touchline or watching the games in the directors' box. Of course, should United win the Europa League , Mourinho will point to his selections in the Premier League as something that have paid off, and something he had to do - and he may well be proven right.

Author: 0 Fernandinho sees improvement during 'tough' season for Man City

Eagle-eyed referee Robert Madley correctly applied the law and City breathed deeply before seeing out the remainder of the game to stay on course for Champions League qualification. But they will end the campaign without a trophy as they scrap to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish. "And we are going to be ready for this game".