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by | June 11, 2017 | 17:46

The hosts, on the other hand, secured a place in the last-four after a convincing win against New Zealand . "But the fact we're still trying to win games with the bat , regardless of the situation that we're in, I think is testament to the team".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:46

But there are also clear differences, such as the presence of Kevin Durant . I'm averaging a triple-double in the Finals. Overall for the playoffs, James's field goal percentage (62.3 percent to 50.6 percent) and defensive rebounding percentage (23.7 percent to 17.8) have plummeted in the second half, a sign that perhaps he could use some help from the likes of Tristan Thompson (eight total rebounds through two games) and J.R.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:58

The unseeded Ostapenko became the first Latvian to reach a major final with a 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3 victory on Court Philippe Chatrier. The 25-year-old has since dismissed concerns over her fitness and finds herself one win away from a memorable maiden Slam title triumph that would also see her supplant Angelique Kerber at the top.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:05

Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. "No", he said. "They got us where they want us". For now, we should enjoy - you're not going to see another offesnsive night like this. Curry clearly wasn't himself last postseason after he suffered an MCL sprain in Game 4 of a first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:49

De Villiers , in particular, is fast running out of time to end his trophy drought. With scores of 319 and 323 in the two games, the batting has a settled look. How low can West Indies go? After a week of lopsided contests and washouts, the Champions Trophy has suddenly sprung to life. "As a cricketer, I always crave for such game".

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:25

Chelsea have been keen on making a reunion happen with Lukaku for several months but both players are focusing on their global matches and won't be involved in negotiations soon. When asked about Morata's future this week his agent Juanma Lopez said: "He does not want a season like this again". Manchester United's pursuit of Álvaro Morata has been boosted after Real Madrid were informed by the player's representatives that he wants to leave the Bernabeu this summer.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:29

But here's what happened. According to ESPN's Zach Lowe , moments after the Warriors lost a gut-wrenching Game 7 to the Cleveland Cavaliers , blowing a 3-1 lead, Green reached out to Warriors GM Bob Myers and told him what he had to do.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:21

She began what would become an enthralling, 2-hour encounter by breaking No. 3-seeded Simona Halep at love with a series of grip-it-and-rip-it shots, eliciting loud, appreciative gasps from spectators. So Ostapenko stepped into the considerable opening created by the absences of Serena Williams (she's taking the rest of the season off because she is pregnant) and Sharapova (denied a wild card after coming back from a 15-month drug ban).

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:02

Their campaigns back on track after upset wins, Pakistan and Sri Lanka face each other in their concluding Champions Trophy group match in a virtual "quarter-final" on Monday. No doubt, the Team India did well so far in the tournament. South Africa and India will get one point if today's game is washed out. It even won its warm up matches and even in the last match with Sri Lanka , it posted a huge score of 321.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:11

Chicago sent seven men to the plate in the first inning, and three of them scored. Francona has met with players individually and in groups to find a solution for the team's inconsistency. Matt Davidson added a two-run single in the first. Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana (41) greets Edwin Encarnacion, after Encarnacion's two-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:37

I believe that will happen, likely in four sets, though I wouldn't be shocked if this one goes the distance. "It's true that when he hits hard, he hits really hard", Nadal said . Predictably, the 31-year-old Spaniard shrugged, then joked: "Nine or 10 - (it's) only 10 per cent more". Wawrinka is enormously unsafe and does not lack for confidence, even if only two men have beaten Nadal on the court at the French Open: Robin Soderling in 2009 and Djokovic two years ago.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:00

Crosby contributed to the impressive performance with three assists, while also making his presence felt on the ice in a few controversial ways. So do the Predators , who can't get back to Smashville fast enough. "A lot of times we haven't come out really well but tonight we did", Rust said. "So I think that's an indication of his leadership and his will to win".

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:12

Chris Tillman yielded five runs - three earned - over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Red Sox. Jose Altuve also had three hits for Houston, including a key solo homer to lead off the ninth. "I was making pitches and they were just fouling off, pitcher's pitches", Bundy said. Travis Shaw hit 16 home runs at third base for the Red Sox last season, and Pablo Sandoval now leads on Red Sox third basemen this season with just four homers.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:36

Murray will be making his ninth consecutive start since replacing Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators. "We had good communication in our zone working the puck out quick and with speed". Somehow, even with an apparent catfish ban for Predators fans, a catfish donned in a typical Pittsburgh "Terrible Towel" was thrown out onto the ice, as an apparent troll of the tradition held up by Predators fans in Nashville .

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:52

Tapwrit (seen here preparing for the Kentucky Derby) covered the mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes course in 2:30:02. Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit closed out the 2017 Triple Crown series in style, capturing the $1.5 million NYRABets Belmont Stakes (GI) by two lengths over a field of nine sophomores that mostly represented a group of what amounted to the last men standing after a grueling sophomore spring.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:23

It was a sexy lap. It was a great lap. "From the first year I came here I felt comfortable with the track". A five-time victor in Canada, Hamilton said: "Montreal's been good to me over the years". Lewis Hamilton was gift-wrapped the victory after a strategical gaffe by Ferrari robbed Sebastian Vettel of victory in Montreal. "I think we always expected Mercedes to be very quick, especially in the last segment", Vettel said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:58

Turning to fellow left-handed batsman Stokes, now one of the hottest properties in world cricket after an impressive debut season in the Twenty20 Indian Premier League, Morgan said: "His potential is through the roof". It was a bold move by Morgan to bowl Rashid this late in the innings but he was superb. This was also a win dotted with a couple of victories in terms of the winter's Ashes with not only Stokes dominant, but Mark Wood also laying down a marker as the pick of England's ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:56

Sure enough, Crosby got the assist. "I don't understand it", Laviolette said via ESPN.com . His innate ability to get under his opponents' skin makes him one of the most hated players in every road arena the Predators visit. Rinne has stopped just 34 of the 45 pucks that have come his way during seven forgettable periods at PPG Paints Arena . Coach Mike Sullivan thinks his Penguins are playing better, harder and smarter over the past two games.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:58

Lallana hit the side-netting from a hard angle with three minutes on the clock in the first half, while Livermore's shot was punched over the crossbar by Gordon only a couple of minutes later. He saved the best until last, converting with a stunning scissor kick in the 82nd. Ruslan Koryan scored a late consolation for Armenia . Scotland skipper Scott Brown was lucky to escape a second booking for a heavy challenge on Dele Alli and, as the visitors looked to wrap things up, they were ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:46

Yet, within a week, the picture has changed. Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Chamara Kapugedara, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Sekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:13

The final, on the Philippe-Chatrier Court, will follow the women's singles final. Neither team was seeded and none of the players had competed in a Grand Slam final, singles or doubles, prior to this event. Venus overcame a patchy start, having had his opening service game broken. With a win in the final, Venus could become the first person to claim a grand slam tennis title for New Zealand since 1974.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:38

That also makes this year's series the most-watched NBA Finals through the first three games since 1998, when Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls beat the Utah Jazz. "We have been in this situation before". If it makes you happy, let's just make a rule that says great free agents can only go to disgusting teams, and we mean you, New Jersey Nets.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:39

It shows Woods stumbling through field sobriety tests , wobbling on the side of the road and at times confused about officers' commands. Breath tests, however, showed no alcohol in his system. Woods announced last week that he had undergone another back surgery in April, his fourth since March 2014. Woods, a 14-time major champion, has not played professionally in months and has been recovering from back injuries.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:47

Australian captain Steven Smith bore a disappointed look after his side's second match in the Champions Trophy cricket tournament against Bangladesh was washed off due to rain. A win over New Zealand combined with a pair of England wins over Australia and New Zealand would guarantee Bangladesh a place in the semis.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:43

The 20-year-old muscled 54 winners past the Romanian who was so shell-shocked by her 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 defeat that she admitted she felt "sick to the stomach". Also missing from the tournament was two-time major champ Victoria Azarenka (slated to return soon after having a baby), while current No. 1 Angelique Kerber lost in the first round in Paris .

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:55

It has become apparent that Chelsea may also have made illegal contact with the player, which you would think would give Man City the upper hand if they are indeed in for Van Dijk, but we'll wait and see what else develops in the coming weeks.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:08

The trio scored more than 71,000 runs between them in all formats at the top level and Sri Lanka - ranked sixth in ODIs, seventh in Tests and eighth in T20s - have been in a rebuilding phase since. The side must now be oozing with confidence after its remarkable turnaround in the match against top-ranked South Africa as it prepares to take on Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:14

Not the way the Predators play at home . Kessel ended a six-game goal drought 8:02 into the second. Rinne stopped 50 of 52 shots he faced back home in Games 3 and 4. Sullivan's confidence in the 23-year-old has rarely wavered, and Murray justified that belief on Thursday night. Bryan Rust scored 6:43 into the first period, beating Pekka Rinne on a backhander while driving toward the net.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:30

Both Dhawan (125) and Sharma (78) provided the Men in Blue with a stupendous start, putting 138 runs for the opening stand. India , who had beaten Sri Lanka in 14 of their last 17 one-day internationals, were given the ideal start by Dhawan and Rohit Sharma who shared a composed opening stand of 138 under slate grey skies.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:56

The two helped create the first scoring chance of the game that saw Crosby streak right into the middle of the offensive zone, draw a penalty and almost score. "It's not the first period that we're looking for, and it really didn't get much better after that". "I had a gesture with my hand and before I knew it the thing was flying across the ice".

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:23

Atwal, India's first and only victor on PGA Tour , came through the Monday qualification to make the tournament, but could not progress to the weekend rounds. Charl Schwartzel carded a sizzling 66 on Friday to position himself perfectly ahead of moving day at the Fed Ex St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Campbell, who recently turned 43, hasn't won a tournament since the 2007 Viking Classic.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:00

Hamilton defeated his championship rival Sebastian Vettel in a tight qualifying session to take the 65th pole position of his F1 career, tying with Senna in second place on the all-time list behind Michael Schumacher . "Ayrton is the one who inspired me to be where I am". An emotional Hamilton received a special prize immediately after qualifying, as he was presented with a race-worn Senna helmet from the late Brazilian's family in honour of his achievement.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:05

The Phillies sent 32 hitters to the plate against Blach without scratching a run across on Friday, but Santana's solo blast in the bottom of the first set the tone for the night for a Milwaukee offense that capitalized against Blach in four separate frames.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:58

Harry Kane's stoppage-time equaliser settled a topsy-turvy finale, when two Leigh Griffiths free kicks - one in each corner of Hart's goal - had overturned Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's late goal and handed the hosts a shock lead in the final seconds of normal time .

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:01

No, we are not talking about his brace that led the Spanish side to the European trophy glory. Ronaldo's manager, Zinedine Zidane , won the Champions League once as a player with Madrid , and has now repeated that feat twice more in the dugout after his team defeated Juventus 4-1 in the final .