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Kleist dominates in relief as Oregon tops Baylor 7-4 in WCWS


Delaney Spaulding continued UCLA's offensive attack in the second when she ripped a two-out, two-run single to right field to extend her team's lead to 3-0. The Ducks added on the fourth run in the fifth inning after Camuso batted in Udria. Mia Camuso, who had a pair of two-run doubles in the win over Baylor , was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Read More »

Wozniacki closer to erasing unwanted asterisk next to her name


Caroline Wozniacki committed just two unforced errors in the final set subduing 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, to reach the Roland Garros quarterfinals. It's a grand slam. Chung forced the contest into a deciding set as play resumed today, 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. Read More »

Barcelona appoints Ernesto Valverde as new head coach

Valverde was announced as Luis Enrique's replacement at Barcelona yesterday, signing a three-year contract with the La Liga giants. Enrique announced in March that this would be his final season at Barca and his last game in charge was Saturday's Copa del Rey final victory over Alaves. Read More »

Laxman: 'India definitely has a chance to win the title'

For the first time in a long time, England go into a limited-overs tournament as the favourites. Meanwhile, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) had recently cancelled the friendly matches including initially agreed terms of mutual cricketing relationship with Pakistan in light of a truck bombing in Kabul's diplomatic quarter that killed claimed more than 80 lives and injured hundreds. Read More »

French Open 2017: Andy Murray overcomes wobble to beat Andrey Kuznetsov


The Scot showed why he has been struggling in the second set, allowing Kuznetsov to dictate and aiming sarcastic grins and applause at his box. But a remarkable point early in the second set put him on the right course. The first set was a mixed bag. Kuznetsov, 26, who lost in the semi-finals at last week's Geneva Open , said a quick start would be key to defeating the three-times grand slam victor. Read More »

Ronaldo, Buffon and the Champions League Team of the Season

It is the second time Juve have finished runners-up in the space of three seasons, with Barcelona having beaten them 3-1 in 2015, while they now hold an unenviable record of having lost their last five Champions League finals. A loud sound panicked thousands of fans gathered in Piazza San Carlo to watch the match pitting Juventus against Real Madrid on giant TV screens. Read More »

Eden Hazard to reject £100m Real Madrid to stay at Chelsea

The Belgium global was back to his brilliant best this season as the Blues secured Premier League glory and reached the FA Cup final. Hazard told The Straits Times: 'I'm good here. The Sun report notes that meetings between the parties included surprisingly specific tactical discussions, with Hazard apparently fully aware of the position he would have in the team were he to make the switch to Spain - as a #10 operating behind Real's famed "BBC" forwards. Read More »

Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe

Zinedine Zidane's side scored three second-half goals to defeat Juventus 4-1 in a one-sided Final in Cardiff . The game which started with massive attack from Juventus in the first 5 minutes saw Real Madrid pick up pace and opened the scoresheet in the 20th minute with a goal by Ronaldo . Read More »

Real Madrid 'simply better' than Juventus, says Dani Alves


Juventus were still hopeful of winning the trophy for the first time in 21 years as they reached the interval at 1-1, but Real found several extra gears to streak away and become the first club in the Champions League era to lift the trophy in successive seasons. Read More »

Real Madrid reign supreme on record-breaking night as Juventus challenge fades

The Italian champions' defensive wall had been nearly impregnable all season in Europe but was reduced to rubble as Real roared to victory with three goals after the break. "On an individual level I was very good too", Ronaldo said after receiving the award. "I prepared myself for this, you win the biggest prizes because of what you do at the end of the season". Read More »

Predators rout Penguins in front of raucous home crowd

The Predators capped the biggest party in Nashville history with a victory that gave thousands of fans inside and outside of the arena reason to celebrate with even country star Keith Urban and wife, actress Nicole Kidman , high-fiving. Read More »

After Game 1 dunkfest, Cavs must slow Warriors at the rim

Which is exactly what happened to Cleveland in Game 1 . Golden State dominated Cleveland in nearly every area of the game . While it may seem like a bad move to troll after your team loses Game 1 by 22 points, especially on the road, it may pay off in the end. Read More »

Price earns first win as Red Sox top Orioles

Bundy was the best version of his Dealin' Bundy self to start the game, trading scoreless frames with Price who was pitching in just his second start of the season for Boston. He was the last one to do it before Machado's solo shot on Friday. After Machado connected in the seventh, the Red Sox went up 4-1 in the eighth against Ubaldo Jimenez . Read More »

A Player Falls Injured At The French Open, And Compassion Takes Over

Murray, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the final last year, will now face Del Potro , who beat Nicolas Almagro after the Spaniard retired hurt, in the next round and the 30-year-old is expecting a hard match. Two points in the opening game where he turned defence into attack were reminiscent of Murray at his best, but, although he took the set, he was still a long way from that. Read More »

My future is at Arsenal, insists Giroud


He opened the scoring for Didier Deschamps's team in the sixth minute, doubling up in the 13th and getting his hat-trick and his 16th global goal in as many games in the 69th minute. The Arsenal striker became the first player to score a hat-trick for Les Bleus in 17 years on Friday night during their 5-0 friendly victory over Paraguay as he put a hard season at club level behind him to shine for the national team. Read More »

Gareth Bale: Winning Champions League in home city is 'dream come true'


Veteran Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon's hopes of becoming the oldest player to win the trophy were crushed by a ruthless Madrid side and his chances of adding a Champions League winners' medal to his collection of silverware now look slim. They came away as losers for the seventh time in nine European Cup finals having also lost to Barcelona in 2015. "My only criticism of my team is that after the second goal we should have found a solution to stay in the game", he said. Read More »

Rihanna Was The Real Star Of NBA Finals Game 1

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr watched the game from the locker room, unable to take the sideline due to complications from a back surgery that has sidelined him since the first round of the playoffs. The question becomes this: Are there ways to make the Warriors feel uncomfortable on the basketball court? The team as a whole was not sharp from the perimeter or the free-throw line (11-for-16), and to start the game, the Warriors were not even sharp at the rim - Golden State was 4 of 10 on ... Read More »

Ronaldo: Zidane gave us a very positive halftime talk

Relive the best moments of Real Madrid's domination of Juventus for their second straight Champions League title. The same applies to Andrea Barzagli, who will still be with us for at last another year. With another volley Gonzalo Higuain knocked it to Croatia striker Mandzukic, who took a touch on his chest and, with his back to goal, struck a stunning bicycle kick that looped over Real keeper Keylor Navas. Read More »

Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title


Speaking at the postgame news conference at the Principality Stadium, Zidane said his players had deserved to complete the club's first La Liga and European Cup double since 1958. "The two goals in quick succession hurt us and we were not able to react", Allegri said. Particularly after the world player of the year ensured Madrid pulled off one of soccer's hardest feats, becoming the first team to successfully defend their Champions League title. Read More »

Champions League final: Sergio Ramos had easy game against Higuain - Gerrard

Perhaps we ran a bit too hard and didn't make the most of that advantage on the field. Juventus' own piece of history was less welcome, the Old Lady having now lost a record seven European Cup finals. "(Madrid) showed their class and the attitude needed to play in this kind of game", Buffon said after losing a third final. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas didn't stand a chance. Read More »

Juventus fans hurt after crowd stampede in Turin


Nearly 20,000 fans watched their hopes being dashed as Real Madrid devastated Juventus 4:1 despite many considering the Italian club to be the favorite of the match. The Turin prefect said in a statement that the crowd "was taken by panic and by the psychosis of a terror attack", fearing that a loud noise was caused by attackers. Read More »

Family tradition: Dillon puts No. 3 back in Victory Lane

A year ago, Truex Jr. set records by leading 392 of the 400 laps on his way to trouncing the field in his Coca-Cola 600 win. "That's two of the last three years we got beat on fuel mileage, led the most laps and didn't come away with it", Truex said. Read More »

We have plans in place for Kohli: Pakistan skipper

However, he said that India's young all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be a sure shot pick and he will come into the side as at the all-rounder. There are all kinds of possibilities. "You can not ever take them lightly". It was Birmingham , where India finally avenged their two previous Champions Trophy defeats in 2013. Some people don't. Read More »

India making billions for signing Paris deal

Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on the science of climate change and once called it a hoax perpetrated by China to weaken USA business. But today some of the capital's experts on climate change offered a glimmer of hope with one professor suggesting the US President had done environmental campaigners a "huge favour". Read More »