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Pride and prejudice as India, Pakistan clash in Champions Trophy

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Soumya fell to Ben Stokes for a breezy 34. So many guys have said that before and it's a bit of a cliché, but it's important in these kind of tournaments not to look too far ahead. The miniature interactive game has been created in honour of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy , which is an worldwide cricket tournament being held in England and Wales between June 1 and June 18. Read More »

Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel continues historic playoff effort

Through two games in the Stanley Cup Final , Rinne and the Nashville Predators' first trip to the Final, Pekka has been the reason the Predators have lost two straight for the first time in this 2017 postseason. But the old adage is that a series doesn't really start until a home team loses a game, so the Predators can be right back in it if they defend home ice. Read More »

Sri Lanka's Mathews set to miss Champions Trophy opener

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The Black Caps reached 359 for four in response to Sri Lanka's 356 for eight. In response, the Kiwis began strongly, with openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham putting up a 78-run partnership between them before the latter was caught LBW by Seekkuge Prasanna on 44. Read More »

Little left to chance as Lions head to New Zealand

Gatland led the Lions to a series victory in Australia in 2013 using a tactic, dubbed "Warrenball", which involves sending big ball carriers crashing across the gainline to draw in defenders and then looking to exploit gaps out wide. The critical match of the series with either side capable of locking it up with a game to spare after the first test at Eden Park, which is likely to have resulted in a few casualties and changes in selection. Read More »

Warriors smash Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

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Turnovers were one of the keys to the game, as the Cavs committed 20, compared to just four from the Warriors. This is a group that set the National Basketball Association record of 73 wins in a regular season past year, but the luster of the accomplishment faded away after blowing a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers. Read More »

Tiger Woods 'found by police asleep at wheel'

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Officers said he found it hard to keep his eyes open and walk during a roadside examination. Woods released a statement on Monday in which he said "alcohol was not involved in his arrest ", and breath tests showed there was no alcohol in his system. Read More »

Warriors cruise past Cavs

James wound up with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in a statistically fine evening of play that you know James won't be celebrating. Win one game. At his State of the National Basketball Association press conference before the game, Silver noted he is in favor of changes in the draft lottery and minimum playing age, but said he is conflicted on the paucity of competitive games this postseason leading into the Finals. Read More »

Confidence puts Hildebrand in good starting position for Indy 500

Jackie Stewart, a three-time Formula One champion from Scotland who twice drove in the Indy 500 in the 1960s and later was an Indy 500 TV commentator, explained the Indy 500's lure in his 2007 autobiography "Winning Is Not Enough". “I am prepared. I will try to compensate that lack of experience with good motivation, good racing speed and a lot of respect for everyone and a lot of respect for the race . Read More »

'Hate Is Living Every Day,' LeBron James Says After Racist Graffiti Incident

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Although white America embraces the black people who are rich and famous with adulation and "when they see you will smile in your face", he said, hate always lurks beneath the surface. If a sports and cultural icon on my level can not shield his children and protect his family from the most vulgar kind of racial hatred imaginable, what does this say about American society in 2017? Los Angeles Police Department officer Aareon Jefferson told CNN that they had received a call ... Read More »

Marcelo Revels in Fourth LaLiga Title With Real Madrid

Real Madrid will have to wait till the start of next season before they get their hands on the Spanish La Liga trophy. Navas is set to be between the sticks for Real Madrid's Champions League final against Juventus as they aim to win the double. Read More »

After one last rout, champion Cavaliers give Celtics credit

They weren't a decent opponent to the Cavaliers, and one fact shows that. While trying to savor a rewarding season in which they won 53 games, earned the No. Not to say that the Celtics will win tonight, with injuries to so many key players, but punters should at least think about placing a bet with the Celtics outright, and then follow-up with a couple of live in play odds to maximize chances. Read More »

Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

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Then, there were goals like this that should have been stopped without much trouble. Jake Guentzel scored 10 seconds into the period. The tally marked the 22-year-old's fifth game-winner this postseason, the most ever by a rookie player, per Sportsnet Stats . Read More »

White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Boston

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Bauer (5-4) allowed three runs and seven hits with one walk. He and three relievers combined for 19 strikeouts. Chicago's Jose Quintana - never materialized. Indeed, Marrero's value to the Red Sox this month has been as a steady hand at third base, where he has made enough plays - from the routine to the hard - that Farrell no longer cringes when the ball is hit to the left side of the infield. Read More »

Defense and turnovers bring misery for Cavaliers in Game 1 loss

The first quarter of Game 1 the 2017 NBA Finals delivered on the hype. CLEVELAND - Defense of the first NBA Championship in franchise history begins in earnest tonight as the Cleveland Cavaliers face off against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Read More »

Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals

Kerr, who won three titles with the Bulls and two with the Spurs as a player, coached the Warriors to the championship in his first season in Golden State and came up just short past year. "So I just tried to stay locked in on that, at the same time have some fun". The Cavs were actually successful in limiting the Warriors three-point game, holding them to just 10-for-30 from behind the arc but losing the turnover battle by such a large margin made this one nearly impossible to win for the ... Read More »

Finals pick up where they left off

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James didn't speak to reporters Saturday either, leaving Love to serve as the team's unofficial spokesman as the sports world inched closer to a matchup that seemed destined from the moment last season's finals ended. The Warriors are making history of their own by being the first team in the National Basketball Association to sweep the playoffs through three rounds, with a ideal 12-0 record entering the finals .The Cleveland Cavaliers were not far off with a 12-1 record after sweeping ... Read More »

Juventus have different level of belief now, says Allegri

Cristiano Ronaldo has saved his best for last. In fact, they've won each of their last five finals in the competition, last losing in 1981 against Liverpool . MARCELO: The veteran left back had another remarkable season with Madrid , consistent in defense and decisive in attack with his skillful footwork and precise crosses. Read More »

GSP says return ends if he loses

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And if I fight him, I am going to hurt him real bad. "Michael Bisping is still the best opponent for me because I always said that if I came back, it would be to do something different that I have never done", St-Pierre said. "Georges is saying that he still wants to fight me, whether or not I have the belt - believe you me, I will have that belt - so just throwing that out there". Read More »

Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final

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Bale said he would accept whatever decision Zidane made. "We deserve to be in the final and the team is going in to it in very good physical shape and we're confident". Both sides are now in with a chance of the most sought after silverware in Europe if not the world , and the final promises to be a showcase of some of the best footballing talent in the world right now. Read More »

Mike Brown expects to coach Warriors in Game 1

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The Pioneers' next game will be against the New England Revolution's U23 team at Lusitano Stadium on June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen Curry was left alone behind the 3-point line and made Cleveland pay time and again. The game one blowout prompted Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to admit of the Warriors: "They're the best I've ever seen". Steve Kerr will likely watch again from behind the scenes as he deals with continued complications following back surgery almost two years ago. Read More »

Hoffman scores go-ahead goal as Sens stave off elimination, force Game 7

If Pittsburgh wins, it will be the first time the franchise has won Game 7 of a series at home after losing Game 6 on the road. Among his six goals are three game winners, which is tied for the playoff lead. "I've lived it for quite a few years, and it's hell when you don't have it because everything you do turns to darkness, and there's nothing that really matters when you don't have a real No. Read More »

LEADING OFF: Night moves for Tanaka; Blue Jays go batty

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The first baseman has been mired in a miserable slump over the last two weeks. The last-place Blue Jays (26-28) looked to have turned a corner in May, going 18-10 after an 8-17 April. When it's not, well, on Thursday night the New York Yankees offered a rather potent example of what can go wrong. Toronto has some big hitters as well. Read More »

Warburton to lead Lions in NZ tour opener

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Consequently the opening match against players from New Zealand's semi-professional provincial competition will be eagerly watched as a sign of what to expect from the touring party. Pulling up in a marked vehicle with fellow officer and New Zealand representative beach volleyball player Detective Constable Milly Ruru, Osborne questions a group of boys looking downcast near a poster urging supporters to silence the highly vocal Lions' tour party in the stands. Read More »