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Champions Trophy: Skipper Sarfraz powers shaky Pakistan to semi-final

Sarfraz Ahmed sent his side into the last four of the tournament after helping piece together a big comeback for Pakistan , who were chasing down a rather feeble-looking Sri Lanka score of 236. His dismissal appeared to take some of the sting out of the innings as wickets started falling as Sri Lanka looked to have taken control. But with this being Pakistan , there was the inevitable feeling they would take the Rolling English Road to victory. Read More »

WR Jeremy Maclin picks Ravens over Bills, signs 2-year deal

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The Buffalo Bills were also in the running for his services, and running back LeSean McCoy was heavily involved in trying to recruit him to Buffalo. Maclin will give them that, which will force defenses to pay attention to him in the middle. Still, Maclin is just one season removed from catching 87 balls for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns for the Chiefs and two years removed from making 85 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Eagles in 2014. Read More »

Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko targeted for return to ASB Classic

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Ostapenko, the country's first Grand Slam champion, won the French Open title as the first non-frozen player since 1933. This year she beat Marina Erakovic in the first round and made it to the semifinals, but had to retire in her match against eventual tournament victor Lauren Davis during the third set because of a viral illness. Read More »

Pressure on Shakib eased by Mahmudullah in record stand

Martin Guptill and Ronchi had begun well for New Zealand , putting on 46 runs before Ronchi was caught off Taskin in the first ball of the eighth over. Neil Broom , who smashed three boundaries in his 40-ball 36, was another notable contributor for New Zealand . Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza's decision to introduce Mosaddek in 42nd over turned out to be a masterstroke as New Zealand could add just 62 runs from the final 10 overs. Read More »

Delta ends sponsorship over Trump look-alike killing scene

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Delta added that it 'crosses the line on standards and good taste'. Two major USA corporations have ended their sponsorship of a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in which the Roman leader mimics Donald Trump . And is murdered graphically on stage. " Julius Caesar " is one of the shows at this year's "Shakespeare in the Park" and the characters look eerily familiar. Read More »

Windies get past Rashid scare to level series against Afghanistan

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The 18-year-old legspinner had already put his country on the cricketing map when he put in a magnificent performance in the 2017 Indian Premier League. "There's really no explanation for what happened out there other than we were not professional in the way we went about getting those runs", he stated. Read More »

Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) gestures to fans during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland , Friday, June 9, 2017. "I didn't bash them". Riley: Their win last season wasn't a fluke. Kyrie Irving lives for big moments. Cleveland shot 22 free throws in that first quarter compared to just 14 for the Warriors . Read More »

Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5

Reserve guard Dahntay Jones was called for a technical in the first half for trash talking with Durant from the bench. Now they need the biggest ever in the NBA's postseason. It may happen. Yeah, it's going to happen. Early in the third quarter, he was caught napping on the baseline as Tristan Thompson battled two Warriors under the hoop. Read More »

Watch Sidney Crosby and the Penguins celebrate their second straight Stanley Cup

It was a feat Ken Dryden, Patrick Roy and Cam Ward could not accomplish - and Murray closed it out with back-to-back shutouts. But it was another rookie who served as Pittsburgh's backbone in the final two rounds. Sissons, later in the second period got another chance at goal. His career, which has earned him numerous individual awards, also includes two Olympic gold medals, most notably the 2010 triumph in which he scored the winning goal in overtime. Read More »

Warriors' Draymond Green ejected, un-ejected in freaky sequence

But I thought I heard the announcer say, the PA announcer say that it was on Draymond. "I thought they called it on Draymond", Kerr said. Green said that he knew the second half technical foul was his first of the game. "At least if I'm going to get them, I think I should like, let me earn them". However, Green told reporters he believed Davis, the ref who called his technical during the fourth quarter, did believe it to be the second technical on Green and was preparing to eject ... Read More »

Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals

James finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds , 11 assists and on one trip threw the ball off the backboard to himself for a dunk. The Cavaliers, who beat the Warriors in a decisive seventh game a year ago after trailing 3-1, are now trying to become the first National Basketball Association team to rally back from a 3-0 series deficit. Read More »

Durant erupts late, Dubs steal Game 3 win

Cavs fans watched James and Kyrie Irving do some wonderful things until they ran out of gas at the end and the Warriors , thanks in large part to Kevin Durant's 14 points in the fourth quarter, including his dagger transition three, put the best-of-seven series in a chokehold. Read More »

Reynolds, Rockies win 7th straight, Cubs lose 4th in row 9-1

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Willson Contreras drove in the only run for Chicago, now sliding after a five-game winning streak. CHICAGO - Colorado Rockies closer Greg Holland calculated the situation with an ice-cold demeanor. His 4 innings of work was probably all that should have been reasonable expected, but was shaky at times with 3 walks and only a single clean frame. "It's a game that can be cruel to you at times and really good to you at times". Read More »

LeBron not faulting Warriors for building super team

Having made the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history to beat Golden State a year ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers need an even better rally to defend the crown after Wednesday's 118-113 loss to the Warriors . "I wish I could have a little bit more control over the reactions in certain situations". To see that go in, that was liberating, man. Most will say he is clearly the difference between the 2017 and 2016 finals, which the Cavaliers won in seven games. Read More »

Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

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The Warriors had seized a 3-1 lead on the Cavaliers only to have James lead the greatest rally in NBA Finals history, becoming the first team to win the championship after trailing 3-1. Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball on offense against the Cleveland Cavaliers . The heartache, as much as the addition of star forward Durant, has made the Warriors all the more stronger now, even in snatching defeat from victory's jaws a year ago. Read More »

Murray ousts Del Potro

An appreciative and enthusiastic crowd chanted "Delpo!" "Definitely [the best he has played] during the clay-court season", said the Wimbledon champion. Chung, who is ranked 67th, had never beaten a top-10 player in six attempts but leveled when play resumed, keeping alive his bid to become the first South Korean to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros. Read More »

New Zealand wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

But Root, who had made a century in England's opening win over Bangladesh , played immaculately, sharing a fourth-wicket stand of 54 with Ben Stokes before bottom-edging Corey Anderson on to his stumps. The jury was out whether the hosts had enough runs after posting a patchy 310 all out thanks to half-centuries from Joe Root (64), Jos Buttler (61no) and Alex Hales (56). Read More »

Donaldson hits tiebreaking two-run homer against former club

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He scored with one out from third on Khris Davis' ground out. The clutch crack from Donaldson was the most notable, but it was yet another day where the home run carried this team - as it so often does. "I'm very confident in it right now", Donaldson said of his calf. "I can't say enough good things about this guy". Oakland has only put together two stretches in which it went three consecutive games without an error , and both were in April. Read More »

Patriots, Julian Edelman reportedly reach agreement on 2-year extension

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He caught 21 passes for 342 yards and a touchdown in the postseason during the Patriots' path to another championship. As a result of the newly inked pact, Edelman will remain in New England until at least the 2019 season. The Patriots now have four of their five top receivers signed for multiple seasons: Edelman, Brandin Cooks (through 2018), Chris Hogan (2018) and Malcolm Mitchell (2019). Read More »

Kuerten says Nadal could win 15 titles in Paris

I played with some experiences partners and in Pablo Cuevas, I have someone who has a lot of experience in Grand Slams. The 31-year-old Nadal, who retired last year before his third-round match with a wrist injury, is the only man with nine trophies from one Grand Slam tournament. Read More »

Zimmer optimistic about progress of eye

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Tuesday, he spoke to reporters after an OTA practice and said he was more optimistic about the long-term health of his eye than ever before. Davis and his wife, Katelyn, are expecting their second child. He missed Minnesota's Week 13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys after requiring emergency eye surgery to fix a detached retina. Doctors discovered Zimmer had a torn retina last November. Read More »

Ravens sign CBs Boykins, Shabazz; Arrington fails physical

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The 5-10, 185-pounder out of Georgia has seen action in 64 games (seven starts) while playing for the Eagles (2012-14) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2015). Boykin's best season was in 2013 when he tallied 47 tackles in 16 games, registered six interceptions, forced two fumbles and scored a touchdown. Arrington, 30, suffered a concussion last August and spent the season on injured reserve. Read More »

Magic Johnson: Showtime Lakers would sweep 2017 Warriors

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I hope Game 3 is close and makes these NBA Finals a series, because then maybe the conversation will shift toward basketball and strategy. "Let's do this, forget about the cap ramifications and start talking about player personnel ... Pat Riley on Magic Johnson: "He's the greatest player of all time". "Number one, I think it's all someone's opinion of who they think is the best player on the planet", Green said. Read More »

Who should the All Blacks' centre pairing be vs British & Irish Lions?

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If the All Blacks can find a way of shipping the ball wide, they will be good and play with their flair. The 1971 Lions were considered one of the best sides to ever tour New Zealand . You've got to be very disciplined in the way you play, you've got to chip away at them, you've got to keep pressure on them and you've got to exert pressure in areas they don't like, which is traditionally the close set-piece plays. Read More »

Mats Point: 'Scary' Wawrinka is hot title threat, says Wilander

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When rain brought a premature halt to proceedings, three matches had still to be completed. Murray had never before played the unseeded Russian. Wawrinka took command from the start, breaking in the second game of the match with a sublime backhand down the line and the third seed did not face a solitary break point in the first set. Read More »