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by | June 09, 2017 | 03:29

Representatives from both clubs will meet face-to-face on Thursday for a Premier League board meeting but the saga surrounding the Dutch defender will now not be brought up. In 2012, the form of Clint Dempsey peaked Liverpool's interest in the then Fulham forward. Who do you think Liverpool should target instead of van Dijk if they miss out on him? Another player strongly linked with Chelsea last season, Koulibaly would cost every bit as much as Van Dijk would have should ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 02:21

The video was shot by Jimmy Chin (who also photographed the climb) for an upcoming documentary by National Geographic . But while Honnold is best known for his renowned mountaineering stunts, we're spotlighting the rock climber for a different reason: his diet.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:54

She will face Timea Bacsinszky in the last four on Thursday, the day of her 20th birthday, after the Swiss completed a 6-4 6-4 win over French hope Kristina Mladenovic in the day's other quarter-final. She fought off break point to hold at the start of the second set and then immediately broke. "I'm really happy, I can not believe it still", said Ostapenko.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:56

And then from there I started to do a bit better. Fourth round: No. 2 Karolina Pliskova beat Veronica Cepede Royg 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; No. 3 Simona Halep beat No. Murray will nearly certainly have to play better if he is to repeat last year's victory over Wawrinka , who is yet to drop a set and crushed in-form Marin Cilic on Wednesday.

by | June 09, 2017 | 02:35

Shooting 16-for-33 from downtown masked what was a sloppy ball-handling night from Golden State. "One game at a time , one possession at a time , and cleaning up on some of the miscues that we have had in the first couple games and not have as many".

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:09

The NBA's best postseason run is the 15-1 mark of the 2001 Lakers, while the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers went 12-1. Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors will be able to make that boast if they win Friday to complete the most impressive postseason run in major sports history.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:48

Halep clinched the second set with a forehand victor that kissed the net cord and dribbled over before sweeping through the decider as Svitolina's spirit sagged, sealing victory with an ace. She had her first match point at 6-5 but Halep found the outside of the line and the Romanian then took her chance, going on to win 3-6 7-6 (8/6) 6-0.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:22

Now he is preparing for another burst in his meteoric rise as England get themselves ready for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Hampden Park , followed by Tuesday's friendly with France in Paris. Manchester native Rashford, 19, and his United team-mate Jesse Lingard, 24, went to Manchester Children's Hospital on Monday and spent time with children hurt in the May 22 attack, which left 22 dead and 119 injured.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:21

It is the fewest number of games Nadal has lost on his way to the last four on the Paris clay. On the upper half of the bracket, 2015 French Open victor Stan Wawrinka quietly bashed his way to his fifth consecutive straight-sets victory at Roland Garros .

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:46

A win in game four on Friday night in Cleveland will see Golden State exorcise the haunting demons from past year when they blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers. It lets you do things like evaluate the merits of the 1995-96 Bulls on December 15, March 12 and June 9 throughout the ebbs and flows of a season, as opposed to viewing a team as a single data point.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:05

Liverpool have ended their interest in signing defender Virgil van Dijk , a day after British media reported the player's club Southampton had made a complaint to the Premier League about an illegal approach. "I can make that statement and - unless football decides it's in the best interests - we don't need to do that". But after selling key players such as Rickie Lambert , Adam Lallana , Nathaniel Clyne and Sadio Mane to the Reds in recent seasons Saints were in no mood ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:49

Before this, so Bellerin doesn't look foolish, Barcelona will make a good offer, and the pincer movement will leave the deal there for Arsenal to seriously consider. Bellerin appeared to increase the speculation he will move to Barca when he recently admitted he was flattered by the interest, during an interview with Sport English : "It's huge praise to hear that, I've always said that".

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:54

The Patriots are looking to get that situation all taken care of before Edelman can even sniff free agency. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that Edelman is on the verge of signing a contract extension. With only minutes to go, the Patriots needed just a few more plays to tie the game and send it into overtime. Edelman has been Tom Brady's most frequent target over the last four years, reeling in 356 receptions for 3,826 yards and 20 touchdowns in that span.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:43

But after all of it, there's one play that will stand out above all. Needing to dodge danger for just over a couple of minutes, the Cavs surrendered to the class of Kevin Durant , who scored a game-turning 3-pointer with just 45 seconds remaining on the clock to take his team into a 114-113 lead from a 107-113 deficit.

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:43

Having put on 136 for the first wicket against Pakistan , India´s openers were back in the groove and Sri Lanka found it impossible to halt their momentum as the partnership passed 50 in the blink of an eye. Both the batsmen smashed the Sri Lankan bowlers to all parts of the ground and didn't allow them to settle in. So is the case with Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami, as the bowling unit was rather clinical against the fallible Pakistan.

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:12

Batshuayi is fully aware of how important Hazard is for both club and country, as a domestic and worldwide team-mate. Hazard played a crucial role in Chelsea's march to the 2016/17 league title, scoring 16 goals in 36 Premier League .

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:36

One win away from a flawless 16-0 playoffs. After LeBron James and Kyrie Irving saw a combined 77-point night wasted in a 118-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors to fall down 3-0 in the NBA Finals , James said the Warriors possess "probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career".

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:53

Wood's fellow paceman Jake Ball was named man-of-the-match for a miserly return of two for 31 in eight overs up front. Both teams have just one point after two Group A matches each, and a victory will far from assure either of a place in the semi-final, but that is not in their control.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:47

But that takes a lot out of you. "I played against some great teams but I don't think no team has had this kind of firepower". A victory in Game 4 on Friday night would give them a clean sweep of the National Basketball Association postseason.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:43

Comey declined to say whether President Trump's encouragement to scrap his investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was obstruction of justice. Comey have stated he disclosed to them the conversations he had with the President during their January 27, 2017 dinner and February 14, 2017 White House meeting.

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:32

The longest tenured coach in college football won't be on the sidelines when the 2017-18 football season begins in August. "The time is now because Lincoln Riley will provide a seamless transition as the new head coach, capitalizing on an excellent staff that is already in place and providing familiarity and confidence for our players", Stoops said in his statement .

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:20

USA defense officials tell CBN News, they confirm a launch had been detected but say the Pentagon will not release a statement as these were not ballistic missiles capable of posing a long-range threat to America. Its foreign ministry reiterated its opposition to the deployment on Wednesday, while the US reaction has so far been muted. Moon has ordered a probe into the four launchers and has accused the South Korean Defense Ministry of purposely misleading the government and the public ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:35

But that was as good as it would get for the reigning Champs on Wednesday. Steph Curry scored quickly on the Warriors' next possession and, after a LeBron miss on the other end, Durant scored on a short pull-up to get Golden State to within a deuce, 113-111.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:20

I'm averaging a triple-double in the Finals". "He's been an fantastic player in this league for a long time , and I think he senses this is his moment, his team". "And I've always had that feeling, so it never changed for me". Smith had been a non-factor in the Finals, having not made a basket since scoring the first points of Game 1, but hacked or not, he finally got his act together Wednesday.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:46

That's how you go from battling in a first-set tiebreak to walking off the courtembarrassed just 63 minutes later. This was a unusual match, with both men rarely playing well at the same time and Nishikori's level in particular going up and down like a yo-yo.

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:55

Sharpe also went under the knife and is now recovering from foot surgery. "He wants to work next week, but I'll see". The good news here is that both guys are expected back in time for training camp. The Titans won't increase his workload next week during minicamp. "If not he'll be ready for camp, obviously". "But fortunately when we go to camp ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:08

Yesterday saw him suffer a first 6-0 "bagel" at a Slam since the 2005 US Open while the defeat will see him slip out of the world's top two for the first time in six years. Djokovic was at a loss to explain his defeat and refused to put the blame on his new coach Andre Agassi, who is back home in Las Vegas after spending the first week with the Serb, who will drop below No.2 in the rankings for the first time since 2011.

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:22

Open or so". Djokovic enlisted Andre Agassi for coaching help during Week 1 of the French Open , but Agassi had some prior commitments and so was gone by the time Djokovic faced Thiem . "I don't know how many games I lost this year, but I really don't care about this, no?" Nadal said. "I only care that I am in the semifinals". He will face either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Austrian Dominic Thiem next.

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:45

They moved to the brink of that with a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals . Meanwhile, at least one Bay-area reporter took up for LeBron, pointing out to his followers on Twitter that Green's suspension last season was triggered by an accumulation of flagrant points throughout the playoffs, not by the single act of punching James.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:53

In his season debut, Price gave up two hits and three runs through five innings while walking two and striking out four. Jose Altuve also had three hits for Houston, including a key solo homer to lead off the ninth. ODDS AND ENDS: The Orioles signed left-handed pitcher Lucas Luetge for their Triple-A Norfolk affiliate. Join the Chowder and Champions team! Add to that the Orioles 6-10 record in day games compared to the Red Sox having a 15-8 record in day games and it's clear where the ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:11

The Golden State Warriors banked on an 11-0 run in the final three minutes to score a 118-113 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland. "We settled down and got some stops at the end". James and Irving were relentless in the second half and it appeared they had done enough to get Cleveland over the top and perhaps back in the series.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:04

I got two really dumb fouls, the one on K.D. on a four-point play, and then I fouled Steph in transition and he go got three shots at the free throw line. But he was even less effective in Game 2 . Back home after being outrun and outgunned by the Warriors, who won Games 1 and 2 at Oracle Arena by a combined 41 points, the Cavs find themselves in the same predicament they were in a year ago.

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:51

And when you give everything you have out there, it will take a toll on you. This Golden State team is really, really, really good - all-time-great good. Coach Tyronn Lue didn't address his team in the postgame locker room. "I can't be disappointed with the effort and how we played, but they made the plays down the stretch that we didn't execute defensively or offensively, and they took advantage of it".

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:59

These are all valid questions, issues the Cleveland players and coaches should and will have to answer for. James followed by driving into the lane and kicking out to J.R. Kevin Durant (31 points) and Stephen Curry (26 points) led the Warriors down the stretch of their 118-113 win, while shooting guard Klay Thompson (30 points) broke well and truly out of his shooting slump.

by | June 09, 2017 | 00:55

The euro dipped to $1.1204, down 0.64%, against the dollar, after a report surfaced on Tuesday, suggesting the European Central Bank will cut its inflation forecast for the next three years to 1.5% amid a slump in energy prices, according to officials familiar the matter.