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by | June 08, 2017 | 23:22

One of four combat sports athletes to make the top 100 in 2016, McGregor was the only representative from mixed martial arts this year. Brand Kohli has skyrocketed ever since he got the Test captaincy in December 2014, having only increased further in the last two years, with red-hot IPL form and limited overs captaincy being the cherry on the cake.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:37

Pliskova then broke to level the set but Halep broke straight back to leave the Romanian serving for the match. But Halep played virtually error-free tennis the rest of the way to win 12 of the final 13 games against her increasingly flustered opponent.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:43

The final too, will be played at the same venue on June 18. The technology being introduced at the ICC Champions Trophy includes an Intel drone that will provide advanced pitch analysis, a bat sensor powered by an Intel Curie module that will allow for profiling of the bat swing and a VR experience for fans at the stadium.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:55

Spain's Marca sports newspaper says new team executive Zak Brown has reached "his limit" with Honda, while Diario Sport says a 90-day deadline has been set. "If we are not winning before September, when I will make a decision, I will not stay". "If you don't see things changing and you are not in a competitive position maybe you change projects".

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:32

I like the balls a lot. Chung forced the contest into a deciding set as play resumed on Sunday, but the world number 67 double faulted on match point to gift Nishikori a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 0-6, 6-4 victory. She compiled a whopping 46-15 advantage in winners against the 23rd-seeded Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open. The Romanian wasted four set points but evened the match on her next opportunity in the tiebreaker after saving a match point.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:03

This time past year, he was celebrating after finally shaking the French Open monkey off his back, and also becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously. Now she's in the semi-finals and she and Halep can fight for the No1 ranking as well as a spot in the title match. "I was planning to play only Wimbledon but I'm not really sure right now".

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:11

After Wednesday's loss to the Blues, the Crusaders will be a tougher test for the Lions . The Crusaders always loomed as the toughest opponents of the opening 10 days and Gatland has made a decision to field what appears to be the strongest Lions side yet in a bid avoid what would be a dispiriting second defeat so early on the tour.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:21

Bouncing up and down between points to elevate her energy, Bacsinszky battled back from 40-love down drawing a netted forehand breaking for 4-3. It seemed like Mother Nature was doing her utmost to help Kristina Mladenovic at the French Open Tuesday but she just couldn't take advantage.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:39

Lewis Hamilton produced a faultless drive to salvage a seventh-placed finish at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday after starting 13th on the grid. Both drivers were forced to retire, the incident leading to the safety vehicle being deployed, but Wehrlein - who missed the first two Grands Prix of the season following a huge crash at the Race of Champions - was unharmed.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:33

Pederson said it's not happening. "Love the guys that we have", Pederson said when asked to explain their decision to stay away from Maclin. But at this time, I'm very pleased with what we're working with and what we have. By then, teams will have been holding practices for weeks and players often welcome the chance to match up with someone other than teammates to keep things fresh.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:31

He just has the ability to make plays around him better. The Pittsburgh Penguins will stick with Matt Murray for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final Thursday night (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. What began as a two-month slog to the Cup is now a three-game dash, one that appears to be a coin flip. Rinne, who has spent his entire career in the Predators' organization, has bounced back from rough starts in Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final to play terrific in Games 3 and 4.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:18

So when the White House woke on Wednesday to images of a possible Islamic State attack on Tehran, it prompted a sharp quandary: How does President Trump condemn the violence without seeming to embrace the victims? It identified them by their first names only, saying they didn't want to release their last names due to security and privacy concerns for their families.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:07

The third was a bit lucky for me, it helped that I was able to break him in his first service games in the last two sets. "I needed to start putting more pace on my shots, he was dictating all the points in the first set", Murray said. I don't know, because we don't have the clock on the court, so it's impossible for us to tell. "I only care that I am in the semi-finals", said Nadal.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:02

In terms of what they did in the draft, four selections were made that pretty much fit the mold in what they look for in a rookie. Under contract for another year after signing his restricted free agent tender in April (a move that opened up the possibility of the Patriots trading him, which as of right now has yet to happen), Belichick hopes that Butler will continue to grow into an elite talent with more experience in New England's system.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:50

Should they do so, they'll become the first team in National Basketball Association history to finish a playoff series with 16 wins and no losses. For inspiration, they merely need to look at the mirror, for past year they became the first team to clinch the title after a 3-1 deficit.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:00

The title favourite looked to be heading home when she trailed Elina Svitolina 6-3 5-1 only to win 12 of the last 13 games. But Murray responded by taking the second set easily and stormed through a third-set tie-break before finishing off a tiring Nishikori to seal a fourth successive semifinal appearance in Paris .

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:05

Ukrainian Svitolina saved four set points at 5-6 in the second and then had a match point in the tiebreak which Halep saved with a fearless forehand that kissed the sideline and followed that with an improvised backhand victor. One of the main contenders at the beginning of the fortnight was No.3 seed and 2014 Roland Garros finalist Simona Halep . "It's a fact that I'm not playing close to my best, and I know that", Djokovic said after his first straight-set loss at a major since the ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:52

The Spanish defeated his opponent 6-1 6-2 6-2. "Everything wasn't flawless. There were a few concerns", Mladenovic said , before joking: "I made about 35 double-faults today, but everything's OK!" Svitolina, who leads the tour this year with 31 wins and four titles, is bidding to become the first Ukrainian woman to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:57

India beat Sri Lanka at Cardiff in 2013 by 8 wickets in the other encounter. Kapugedara's absence is another blow for the Sri Lankans, who will be missing captain Upal Tharanga for the remainder of the group stage because of a two-match suspension imposed as a result of the team's slow over-rate in the 96-run loss to South Africa on Saturday.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:01

Here be five that make the most sense. In the third quarter of Games 1 and 2, the Cavaliers settled in the third quarter, but not Wednesday. "I'm more of a present guy so we just got to figure out how we can be better in Game 3 ". To this point, chapter three of Cleveland vs Golden State, a Finals dubbed "The Three-Match" has been a mismatch. Shortly after Golden State steamrolled Cleveland for a second straight time in the 2017 NBA Finals Sunday night, ESPN senior writer Mike ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:23

I would let his deal lapse, talk about doing an extension, and move on from there if we couldn't get a deal done, But if the Warriors are concerned about losing him and having nothing to show for it, dealing him sooner rather than later might be the wisest strategy.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:11

Tip-off is scheduled for at 9:00 p.m. ET. You got to play every game like you're down. "I'm a big piece of the team, I know that, but I'm not in control of who should be in inserted into the line-up, who shouldn't be". "I thought we were much more physical, we had bodies on bodies and we have to do that against those guys, because if we let them run free, then they are even that more unsafe".

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:32

But he said late Monday that he won't be around next season. What he's done at Madrid is spectacular but there are some things which I don't understand. "I have offers - not just PSG and Inter", Pepe said - via Marca . Despite losing his important role with Madrid , Pepe proved he was still among the very best defenders on the continent a year ago when he was Portugal's most consistent player in its run to the European Championship title in France.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:05

In a match watched by Sachin Tendulkar from the stands, Indian batsmen went on the rampage in the death overs after patiently seeing off two rain breaks. Earlier, India's start was a fairly sluggish one as the duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan played cautiously. After nearly a 40-minute hold-up, with the scoreboard reading 46 runs in 9.5 overs, India regrouped their strategy and started counter-attacking.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:45

Nishikori, who beat Murray in the quarter-finals of last year's U.S. Open , could not sustain his early form and although he courageously forced a third-set tiebreak he lost that 7-0. "Stan had played really well, while I had struggled in some matches". "He's obviously played extremely well the last few years at the French, and he's confident".

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:14

Having already received a time violation early in the opening set, Murray was penalised a first serve. Then came what seemed to be the turning point. "Trying to win tournaments I've never won before is a huge motivation, but I'm not trying to compete with Stan Wawrinka in terms of the numbers", Murray wrote in his BBC Sport column .

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:00

The last time England qualified for a World Cup final was with a semi-final win against Portugal in 1966, a 2-1 result enough to set up a game with West Germany to decide the destination of the Jules Rimet trophy. England goalkeeper Jack Butland: "Great work by the England U20s, keep up the momentum and bring it home". Where can I watch England U20 v Italy U20? Is England U20 v Italy U20 available online? Striker Adam Armstrong leads the way with 15, having made his top-flight ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:27

Corley and Vance have third-degree CSC counts against each of them. Free Press writer Chris Solari and Lansing State Journal courts reporter Matt Mencarini discuss the charges handed down to MSU football players Josh King , Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance on June 6, 2017 .

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:25

That made Pakistan the winners by 19 runs. In Tendulkar's absence, India lost their second match against Zimbabwe by an agonising margin of three runs. Young batsman Babar Azam though dug his heels and raised a 52-run stand with Mohammaed Hafeez (26) to deny Proteas furher inroads in their innings.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:20

Bryant, a former standout at Northwestern, entered the National Football League as a rookie free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011. Center Kahled Holmes was released to create room on the roster. He had 11 tackles before missing half the season with a shoulder injury. Bryant went undrafted out of Northwestern in 2011. He started 10 games for the Bills in 2015.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:01

The 34-year-old Portuguese has made 334 appearances while helping Real to three LaLiga titles and three Champions League crowns, but it appears his spell in the Spanish capital is coming to a muted end. Pepe nearly sabotaged his career during a match in 2009 when he repeatedly kicked and stomped on Getafe midfielder Javier Casquero while he was on the ground.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:40

President Hassan Rouhani said "terrorism is a global problem, and unity to fight extremism, violence and terrorism with regional and worldwide cooperation is the most important need of today's world". The U.S. has designated Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1984. Iran is one of the powers leading the fight against Islamic State militants in neighboring Iraq and, beyond that, Syria.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:57

Andy Murray snuffed out the challenge of hard-hitting Martin Klizan to book a blockbuster third-round date with Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open . The Brit, who played poorly on the red dirt heading into Roland Garros, on Thursday narrowly avoided a five-setter with a late surge, coming from a break down in the fourth to defeat Martin Klizan 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) to move into the third round.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:33

On resumption of play Wednesday morning following a rain delay, the world no 2 was unable to cope with the power of Thiem, who hit 38 winners in contrast to Djokovic's 18. It is the Austrian sixth seed's first victory over Djokovic and he will now play Rafael Nadal in the last four. "It's not getting easier on Friday".

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:44

We have a bigger goal in mind. Let's get it on: Draymond Green defends LeBron James . "You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled previous year, that we saw in the regular season and in the post-season, and then in the off-season you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that, that's what stands out", James said .