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by | June 07, 2017 | 14:03

The veteran striker has a clause in his deal at Sunderland allowing him to move on as a free agent in the event of relegation. "I think he knows he's got to play regular football ". England manager Gareth Southgate arranged a top-secret trip to the Royal Marines' Commando Training Centre in Devon as part of the build-up to the Scotland game.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:55

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif ., Sunday, June 4, 2017. "But for the most part we just try to play hard and try to play smart every possession down". "Much more physical today than we were in Game 1 ", he pointed out, adding, "And we forced them to 20 turnovers, and they still beat us pretty good".

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:42

And through two games, that pitch has borne out. He was far from flawless - Curry committed eight turnovers and was 7 of 17 from the field - but he provided the ideal counter punch to another sterling performance by Durant, who finished with 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists .

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:39

The Nebraska State Soccer Association is investigating how a youth soccer tournament's organizers disqualified a team after misidentifying an 8-year-old girl as a boy. The Springfield Soccer Association also refused to talk to the press, directing them to the club's attorneys. Her team was disqualified from a tourney cause they thought she was a boy because of a clerical error that wasn't handled properly.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:27

Land Rover BAR were forced to retire from both of their races this evening. The catamaran eventually ended up on its port hull, with three crewmen still in the airborne starboard hull. Artemis Racing struggled to control their boat, at one point in their second race sailing off the course completely and incurring a penalty from which they could not recover.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:19

The second half started at 4-12 to NSW , and it did not get any better for Queensland from there. "That hurt", Queensland's Cooper Cronk admitted as he trudged off the field, but you still sensed Queensland could come back. One of his barging runs led to the first try. He ripped a much vaunted South Sydney forward pack to shreds virtually by himself in Round 6 previous year and in his last start for the Roosters waged a one-man war against Bulldogs and New South Wales behemoth ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:23

Should the Warriors win Wednesday night, it will be interesting to see if the ticket price will plummet as Cleveland faithful could shy away from spending hundreds of dollars to watch their team potentially get swept on its home court. A year after making history but falling one game short of an National Basketball Association title, the Golden State Warriors are focused on capturing the crown, not a possible unbeaten playoff run.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:13

The nation's benchmark index of stocks fell to a 16-month low, forward contracts on the riyal that expire within 12-months touched a record high and the extra yield investors demand to hold Qatari bonds over USA debt jumped the most in a year on Monday.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:34

That is, if you don't want to - India didn't want to. "But in future, if there is similar situation in the future we will use a fast bowler". There was that much chill in the middle. " Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh than flayed a tiring attack before Hardik Pandya's cameo turned the match totally in the defending champion's favour", Afridi added.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:19

The victor of Thursday's series-deciding game will meet the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final . "I don't think we can be discouraged by this", Sullivan was saying after the Senators stole Game 6, 2-1, Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Centre to force the coming climax.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:39

Their leader and reigning NBA Coach of the Year assuming his usual courtside seat, Curry received a special request from Kerr: "to play with passion and play with joy", Curry shared. "So we got to be much better too". Defiant in the face of a 2-0 deficit to the postseason-perfect Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, the defending champions are sticking with their plan.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:48

As a three-time grand slam champion, Murray knows what it takes to win one of his sport's premier events and is pleased to be playing longer matches in Paris . He's serving well. I will really need to find a solution on the return and try to dictate the game from the baseline". The 28-year-old Marin Cilic has just two wins over Wawrinka.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:02

With Australia already having two matches abandoned, a big win for the Black Caps over Bangladesh will see the side go through. "I think that brings the best out of a lot of our players, so I think everyone's looking forward to this fixture".

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:28

This may sound extremely simplistic, but the Lions have to beat the Blues at Eden Park to maintain the credibility of this tour. "It's a bit personal to me as I've known Warren so long, but this criticism of this direct way they play".

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:54

Does that mean Murray will be the starter on Thursday? "We believe in the group that we have", Sullivan said. You can read stats and one liners somewhere else, but I was at the game and this is how I saw it. The Pittsburgh Penguins needed more from their stars. They had chances, we had chances. "For most of [both] games we played the way we wanted to play".

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:40

Heavy rain in Cardiff on Monday left New Zealand contemplating the prospect of another washout but Guptill said: "We can't control the weather". As it is, even later in the day, they didn't make things easy for Australia , so I believe they would have posed even more of a challenge in the afternoon.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:52

But there are signs that the engine problems that have tormented them, and led to Button's one-off return when Fernando Alonso made a decision to race in the Indianapolis 500 this weekend instead of Monaco, are being addressed. "There was an expectation but it wasn't through the roof and you didn't know what was right or wrong so it kind of just flowed. I will try to compensate with the speed, with motivation and we will see what happens".

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:45

Predators supporters have already made news this Stanley Cup Final for their commitment to the tradition - despite Game 1 being in Pittsburgh, a dedicated fan and self-described "dumb redneck" was able to sneak a catfish onto the ice in enemy territory to start the series.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:47

The Warriors committed 20 turnovers in Game 2 but simply shook that off with an NBA Finals-record 18 3-pointers in a 132-113 romp. "We have a huge hurdle to get over tomorrow", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said of Wednesday's Game Three.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:42

Australia were 53 for three after nine overs chasing an adjusted total of 235 in 33 overs, when rain came. Williamson, however, hoisted Hastings for a legside six to go into the 90s before a flicked four and driven single off the same bowler saw him to a 96-ball century, his ninth at this level, with eight fours and three sixes.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:31

The 30-year-old Hurricane - who made a six-man shortlist for the world player of the year award in 2016 - has been sidelined since March and is out of Friday's clash with the Chiefs. The All Blacks' outstanding hooker Dane Coles is another major concern, having been sidelined for several weeks with concussion issues. "We won't be seeing him this weekend".

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:31

The "awkward and weird fashion" that Johnson alluded to was a restart at the end of the race that saw him pass Kyle Larson for the win. On the restart, Johnson jumped to the lead. "I knew it was going to be extremely tricky on those old, hot, worn-out tires, and I just got a better restart is the way it turned out". Johnson was chosen for advancement by Chevy's Herb Fishel out of the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group's stadium off-road series and eventually ended up with Hendrick ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:32

But instead, that was the last meaningful moment in what was a tiresome 120 minutes of football . I asked the players a lot of times to do this and they did it, it's great that they get paid back something for what they invested in. Nobody for one moment would have suggested we would be in the play-offs at the beginning of the season. "I said to them before that they were heroes for finishing fifth in the league".

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:45

Cristiano Ronaldo has cut off all his hair. "We are very confident and the plan is to win more". We have won the Champions League three times in four seasons so we have to be in that category. The truth is that the numbers don't lie. He's not even old enough to make his Communion, and obviously may not even decide to pursue football at all, but it's evident that possessing some of the same genes as, and indeed growing up under the gaze of one of the greatest players of all time has rendered ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:18

With two days between games, the Warriors have had plenty of time to anticipate what the Cavaliers might do differently. The Warriors' 132-113 victory on Sunday drew an average of 20.1 million viewers, up 13 percent from Game 2 a year ago and the most for a Game 2 since Chicago and Utah met in 1998.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:23

Cristiano Ronaldo said he had no intention of slowing down after spearheading a 4-1 victory over Juventus that made Real Madrid the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League . "I think I'll be here next year!" The Portugal superstar's opener was cancelled out by an astonishing Mario Mandzukic strike, but goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio secured Madrid's third Champions League triumph in four years and 12th in total.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:07

I can imagine what you are feeling. The first set on Court Suzanne Lenglen was a horror show for Murray against a player who nearly skipped Roland Garros because of a calf injury. He's come back from his injuries and he's had a lot of tough matches this year, playing lots of Top 10 players early in the tournaments. Murray, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the final last year, will now face Del Potro, who beat Nicolas Almagro after the Spaniard retired hurt, in the next round and the ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:56

Williamson gloved a rising Mark Wood delivery to keeper Buttler for a well-played 87 while Taylor was caught at mid-wicket off the bowling of Ball to leave New Zealand stuttering on 168/4 in the 34th over. Later, while defending the total the hosts had Liam Plunkett to thank for his 4/55 in 9.3 overs while Jake Ball and Adil Rashid picked up two wickets each.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:22

The incident occurred on the team plane shortly before it took off from Macedonia following Monday's friendly there. Turan reportedly ranted at Mese , calling him "shameless" and eyewitnesses claimed he grabbed the journalist by the throat and had to be restrained by his team-mates.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:58

So even though ABC is now on track to put up the biggest NBA Finals deliveries since MJ's last hurrah, everything depends on Cleveland putting together another rally for the ages - one that would be even more impressive. "There's freedom offensively, and we have some freedom defensively, and we're good at it". That much is clear. This would be the flawless time to start playing slow-down basketball.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:32

Murray's reward is a reprise of last year's US Open quarter-final against Kei Nishikori - a dramatic match in which a random belch of noise from the PA system on Arthur Ashe Stadium triggered a switch in momentum, and an exhausting five-set win for Nishikori.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:36

The Predators opened the playoffs with a sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks despite getting no points from Fisher, and they defeated the St. Louis Blues in six games again with no offensive contributions from their captain. The Predators finished the regular season 16th in the National Hockey League with 94 points. "It might be the most important position in all of sports because that position can single-handedly change the outcome of a game, as we've seen on a number of different occasions ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:34

Team New Zealand had gathered momentum entering the winner-takes-all affair, leading Oracle by one point, but came off second best in their scrap in the final round-robin phase of qualifying. Both Team New Zealand and BAR are sitting out on the water in the shade, having a snack and waiting to see if conditions change but for now, there is no racing.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:45

The Spanish giants are the first club to retain the Champions League title. Zidane's Real beat Juventus 4-1 for a second straight Champions League crown in Cardiff on Saturday night after last year's penalty shootout win over Atletico Madrid.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:00

A move for Manchester United's David de Gea has always been rumoured and it would be no surprise to see Madrid sign a new goalkeeper . "My family is happy and I am happy so, yeah, we will continue what we are doing. The last non-Messi/Ronaldo player to win the award was Kaká back in 2007. The BBC strike force has disintegrated, with Karim Benzema working hard but not particularly unsafe alongside Ronaldo, while persistent injuries have spoiled Gareth Bale's season.