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by | June 04, 2017 | 05:41

New Zealand were bowled out for 291 by Australia in their Group A Champions Trophy one-day worldwide match at Edgbaston on Friday. After the first rain delay, New Zealand came out firing with Australian global Luke Ronchi particularly harsh on Pat Cummins' bowling, smashing two fours and a six from an over.

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:52

The participating teams have been divided into two groups - Group A and Group B . Both England and Bangladesh are part of group A along with Australia and New Zealand while Pakistan , India , South Africa and Sri Lanka are in group B.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:34

More celebrations . Maybe more ties. According the league, over the last five seasons, 22 of the 83 overtime games lasted at least 10 minutes, meaning the outcome could have been altered in 26.5 percent of those overtime games with the new rules.

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:15

The teams met in the 1998 Champions League final , with Real Madrid winning 1-0 to end its 32-year European Cup/Champions League title drought. Ronaldo made it 3-1 four minutes later taking his career goal tally to 600 and his 2016/17 Champions League tally to 12.

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:38

Two things about this incident jump out at me. 'We don't want anybody else, Kev, we don't want you to be outside of any boundaries. "Racism, we know, exists", James said on May 3 referring to allegations that a Baltimore Orioles baseball player was taunted with racial slurs in Boston.

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:07

His death was announced in a medical bulletin by the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in northern Italy , where he was taken following the accident, and later confirmed by his team and family. Several family members flew in from the USA to be by his hospital bedside, including his mother and brother. MotoGP legend Nicky Hayden was knocked off his bike when cycling in Italy on Wednesday.

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:53

Looking faster and keener, Murray pushed through the second set in 37 minutes and the third in one minute less. "Awesome gesture #RG17" - @Eurosport_UK posted a picture of a tearful Nicolas Almagro , who was offered support by his opponent Juan Martin del Potro .

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:46

Oracle tried to squeeze Team New Zealand on the start line, and their effort to escape saw them penalised. SoftBank Team Japan opted for a radically different course to other new teams seeking to challenge Oracle Team USA in this month's 35th America's Cup.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:31

Golden State scored 21 points off Cavaliers turnovers while making only four giveaways, matching a one-game NBA Finals record low. It was only one game . The Warriors have not confirmed that Kerr will be back Sunday, and guard Klay Thompson and acting head coach Mike Brown have not been told Kerr will be coaching on Sunday.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:22

Off to one of her poorest starts to a season since she joined the LPGA Tour in 2005, Paula Creamer has remained optimistic that her game will turn for the better. Moriya Jutanugarn is leading the pack chasing Nordqvist after a bogey free 65 saw her move into joint second alongside Jennifer Song, Jenny Shin, and Jeong Eun Lee .

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:27

Massimiliano Allegri has made no changes from the side that has served him so well this season, with the "BBC" starting at the back, Mirajlem Pjanic and Sami Khedira holding things in midfield and Brazilian wing-backs Dani Alves and Alex Sandro set to fly on the flanks.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:41

Rossi made an uncharacteristic error to allow Vinales to snatch a stunning victory after a breathless battle at Le Mans two weeks ago as the younger man clinched his third GP win from five so far this season. "But I lost a bit of feeling, qualifying was hard, so this second place is more important than normal". Sixth-placed Marquez took the blame for his modest qualifying performance.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:55

But Bologna threatened to interrupt their preparation for that showpiece clash, scoring with their first shot on target through Saphir Taider and then defending bravely as Juve looked to hit back. "The first rule for tomorrow against Bologna is we've got to play to win". He told the club website: 'I am very happy to score this first goal.

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:44

They've showed an intent to change it around, but the process remains in progress and doesn't seem to be near completion. Meanwhile, coach Mickey Arthur admitted that it would be a big pressure game for sure but his team is prepared and the environment in the dressing room is unbelievably calm.

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:22

Following Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals , plenty of basketball fans are ready to throw dirt on the Cleveland Cavaliers . Even ESPN/ABC commentator Jeff Van Gundy, couldn't contain his excitement: "I don't about this, but Rihanna just walked in front of me".

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:52

The post Messi theme park to open in Beijing appeared first on The Nation Nigeria . The park will be named "The Messi Experience Park" and will consists of more than 20 attractions over a 80,000 sq metre site - pretty impressive, although naturally it would have to be that large to accommodate all of his career highlights to date.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:33

India is set to take on arch rival Pakistan in the Champions Trophy one-day cricket tournament on Sunday. In the inaugural tournament in 1998, India reached the semi-finals while in 2000 they ended runners-up before finishing as the joint winners with Sri Lanka in 2002.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:50

The Penguins lead that series 3-2. Johansen has helped spark the playoff run of the Predators, who are one victory shy of Nashville's first trip to the Stanley Cup finals . Nashville got a power play shortly before the second intermission when Josh Manson was whistled for cross-checking Filip Forsberg , who got away with an unpenalized stick to Manson's mouth moments earlier.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:10

It was Madrid, though, who opened the scoring after 20 minutes, Ronaldo capping a slick passing move. The Spanish giants become the first repeat Champions League victor and first repeat European Cup victor since AC Milan in 1990. "He knows that we are a very good team and that is why we proved it in the second half". Three minutes later it was game over as Ronaldo netted his 12th goal in the tournament, moving a goal clear of Messi.

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:36

Murray prevailed in that meeting making history by defending his gold medal before del Potro gained a measure of revenge outdueling Murray in a four-hour epic in the Davis Cup semifinals last September as he carried Argentina to its first Davis Cup championship in history.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:05

Results from previous Lions tours, however, have shown that few of the provincial sides the visitors have faced are easy to overcome and Barbarians coach Clayton McMillan felt all the pressure was Warren Gatland's side. 'Not being disrespectful to Australia or South Africa but you speak to any Lion, this is the tour they want to go on because it's the biggest challenge, ' said Fitzpatrick.

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:04

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid defeated 10-man Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff to retain their Champions League crown. Zinedine Zidane's great volley at Hampden Park is generally regarded as the Champions League's best final strike.

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:41

Cristiano Ronaldo marked an incredible personal record with his second goal of Saturday's Champions League final. Matters were quickly compounded as Ronaldo turned home at the near post to take his goal tally for club and country to 600.

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:21

Indeed, his 100th best-of-five-set match on clay was also his most lopsided. He said: "I was optimistic going into the match because of how I played in the previous two matches". The 14-time major victor beat Juan Monaco 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 here in 2012 but he went one better against Basilashvili. Hsieh, looking to reach the last-16 of a Grand Slam for just the second time, led 3-1 in the final set before Garcia reeled off four games on the trot.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:27

Open. Owns at least one victory in 10 consecutive PGA Tour seasons. "The up-and-down to win was insane", said McGirt, who will look this year to become the first player since Tiger Woods to successfully defend at Muirfield Village. He is basically in a freefall, as he was #2 in the world just 2 years ago. When his game is on, he's near-impossible to beat. DIVOTS: Chan Kim, who grew up in Hawaii and played at Arizona State, had the best week of his life.

by | June 04, 2017 | 04:20

Brown took two years off from coaching basketball before signing as the lead assistant for the Golden State Warriors in 2016. A month later, Steph was stepping back again as the Warriors welcomed Kevin Durant to their star-studded roster.

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:37

There are all kinds of possibilities - two spinners, two fast bowlers, three fast bowlers, Hardik (Pandya) as an all-rounder and a spinner. Kumble's contract ends this month but the decision to advertise his job ahead of the Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides, led historian Ramachandra Guha to resign in protest from a Supreme Court-appointed committee overseeing the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

by | June 04, 2017 | 02:47

Mario Mandzukic scored from an audacious overhead kick to equalise for Juventus . They have won their last 5 UCL finals as Real Madrid's last defeat in a UEFA Champions league final is back in 1981 against Liverpool. They put together a gameplan specifically to slow down Cristiano Ronaldo , and it worked in the opening minutes. Leonardo Bonucci - the best defender in the world this season - stared at a ball that was, from his perspective, on the wrong side of the goal line.

by | June 04, 2017 | 02:44

Dries Mertens gave Napoli hope in the second leg with a goal in the 24th minute, but Madrid hit back with an equalizer from Sergio Ramos , an own-goal by Mertens and a stoppage-time strike by Alvaro Morata . This time, Zidane was a spectator on the Madrid sideline. And there's no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. His shot deflected off Sami Khedira, before looping over Buffon into the net.

by | June 04, 2017 | 02:58

Wilson practiced with the Predators the day before Game 1 , but appeared to tweak a previous injury in that workout and hasn't played since. Nashville completely dominated the second period, but Murray stood tall, and did not let a single shot in.

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:08

Djokovic, the second seed, drew the tough opener of Marcel Granollers, and he took him down in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Djokovic, the 12-times grand slam champion parted company with his entire coaching team earlier this month after a string of disappointing results before inviting American great Andre Agassi to work with him during the French Open .

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:35

So Rinne and backup Juuse Saros are aware of who'll be in net. Pontus Aberg scored the lone goal for the Preds, who host their first ever Stanley Cup final game under dire circumstances on Saturday night. The Preds speed and dogged puck pursuit caused problems for the Kris Letang-less Pens defence and Murray had to come up big on multiple occasions. He denied Filip Forsberg with a left pad stop in the waning moments of the first and then employed his black, yellow and white glove to snare ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:29

Liverpool's 3-0 win over Middlesbrough secured fourth spot on the final day of the Premier League campaign and an August play-off to reach Europe's elite club competition outright for only the second time in eight seasons. "I'm experienced enough to deal with it but it was a big handicap for the team because they played in a very hostile environment". He said: "It's disrespectful to the club if you say the only reason you are going to Liverpool is for Champions League ".

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:49

The 33-year-old Kisner got his second PGA Tour victory in 148 starts since his debut in 2011, and a check for just more than $1.2 million. He has oft been the bridesmaid and not the bride, having finished second twice already this season, in addition to the four instances in which it occurred during the 2015 calendar year.

by | June 04, 2017 | 03:33

Victorious coach Gerard Precheur hailed his "exceptional" Lyon side after the French club retained their women's Champions League trophy. "I think she's the best goalkeeper in the world anyway, but she's outstanding with her feet". SECURITY at the Champions League final in Cardiff on Saturday will be the biggest protection operation at a 2017 sports event following the Manchester terror attack.