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Champions Trophy: 'Not taking pressure for India clash'

All-rounder Shahid Afridi on Friday put his weight behind the Indian cricket team and said the Virat Kohli-led squad holds an edge over Pakistan in the upcoming Champions Trophy Group B match at Edgbaston on June 4 . The New Zealanders face Australia on Friday. South Africa are now the No.1 ODI team followed by Australia and India. South Africa, who are often labelled as chokers due to their poor record in ICC events, will also be looking for a fresh start. Read More »

49ers sign free agent pass rusher Elvis Dumervil


He's never posted consecutive seasons with double-digit sacks, but has reached that mark four times in his career. SANTA CLARA, Calif. - In their continued efforts to bolster a previously porous pass rush, the San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Elvis Dumervil on Monday. Read More »

Watch LeBron James dunk all over Andre Iguodala in Game 2

The first came back in Game 3 of the team's opening round sweep of the Indiana Pacers on April. 20, when he finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. Klay Thompson moves up in the record books. Coach Steve Kerr has returned to the Warriors' bench Sunday after missing the last 11 games while dealing with complications following back surgeries, and naturally got a huge roar from the Golden State faithful at Oracle Arena when introduced. Read More »

Nicklaus says Woods 'needs our help'


Police had to wake Woods up and he slurred his words. Woods had "extremely slow and slurred speech" after being awakened by a Florida police officer, who found the auto the golfer was driving stopped in the right lane of the roadway and still running with the right blinker light flashing, the report said. Read More »

Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years

At just under 7 inches tall, HomePod can be placed nearly anywhere in the home and is available in white and space gray. In fact, it's powered by an A8 chip, the same as what's inside your iPhone. You can tell the speaker when you like songs in order for Apple Music to recommend more that's similar to the tunes that's now being played. The most popular paid apps are usually games. Read More »

NASCAR doctor track at Charlotte

The Richard Childress Racing crew had to push the vehicle to Victory Lane where Dillon told his team "we are partying tonight". Johnson pitted for fuel for the last time on Lap 330. 78 turned into a pumpkin again. Truex had taken the lead through a cycle of green-flag pit stops that began on lap 63. "You don't ever know where they're gonna be", Truex said. Read More »

Cleveland stars need help from others

LeBron James did everything in his power to help Cleveland steal a game on the road. The Cavaliers find themselves down 0-2 in the series as the action shifts east to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday. And we're quickly seeing the difference that offseason acquisition Kevin Durant makes vs LeBron James and the Cavs this time around. "He does so much for us on the defensive end, his presence just on the floor as a threat to shoot, even if he doesn't get an attempt up". Read More »

LeBron James: 'Being black in America is tough'

But the crime rattled the 32-year-old visibly. "There's so many adjectives and things of that nature", James said. Racism, James said, "will always be a part of the world, a part of America". James wasn't at the home at the time, but the property manager told officers that they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video, Sandoval said. Read More »

Google doodle turns into a cricket game for Champions Trophy 2017


One may call it a mini World Cup, but there will be nothing miniature about the thrilling matches which will be played during the 16-day tournament. "The players are playing the situation, whatever the teams need at that time". Joe Root was happy to chalk up a record Champions Trophy run chase as just another step in England's one-day improvement. "They were bowling attacking lines and lengths, looking to be aggressive and looking to pick up wickets", he added. Read More »

Tearful Muguruza laments French Open crowd's 'lack of respect'

Williams, who had been hoping to win the tournament for the first time in the month of her 37th birthday, lost 5-7 6-2 6-1 to Timea Bacsinszky . The 23-year-old Muguruza had been complaining about the vocal and fiercely partisan crowd on Court Suzanne Lenglen during her match against France's Mladenovic when she was overcome by emotion. Read More »

Murray into French Open QF with 650th career win


The Russian has beaten two seeds in American John Isner and Czech Thomas Berdych to make it to this stage. Argentina's Paola Suarez was the last South American woman to reach a quarter-final at a Slam at Wimbledon in 2004. "But it gives you a lot better chance of turning your form around and winning matches just by playing smart because, even when I'm not playing well, I can still win matches against top players". Read More »

'Kiki' Mladenovic feeds off home crowd to advance

I just think that they were a little bit, sometimes [the fans] should be a little bit more respectful..." "I don't know what people were expecting". This means that the victor will be among the 12 women left in the draw - Mladenovic, Wozniacki, Jelena Ostapenko, Timea Bacsinszky , Elina Svitolina, Carlos Suarez Navarro, Petra Martic, Caroline Garcia, Alize Cornet, Veronica Cepede-Royg and Karolina Pliskova. Read More »

Thad Matta out as men's basketball coach at Ohio State


Earlier today, it was reported that Thad Matta would get one more season as Ohio State's basketball coach before retiring. The 49-year-old Matta, who previously was the head coach at Xavier and Butler prior to his stint at Ohio State starting in 2005, guided the Buckeyes to at least 20 wins in 12 consecutive seasons from 2005 to 2016, a program record. Read More »

South Africa begin ICC Champions Trophy campaign with comfortable victory


It resulted in a successful start for world No. 1 South Africa , which defended its 299 for 6 to bowl Sri Lanka out for 203 in 41.3 overs despite an initial scare, Imran Tahir bagging four wickets to headline the bowling effort. He played with caution after the departure of De Villiers, focusing on rebuilding the innings with David Miller (18) and eventually reached his century in the 42nd over. Read More »

Thousands pack streets of Huddersfield to celebrate promotion

Hefele missed his first but Ward thwarted Liam Kelly and Liam Moore , in between Mooy's successful penalty, to put the Terriers a kick away from promotion, with Schindler duly obliging. Chairman Dean Hoyle admitted he took a punt on the recommendation of an agent when hiring Wagner and it has turned out to be an inspired one. "We've had such a great season - what a wonderful pay-off to the season". Read More »

Defending champion Muguruza dethroned, Nadal and Djokovic move forward at Roland Garros

Muguruza, 23, left her media conference briefly because she was so upset, before returning to reveal she was glad to relieve the pressure of being French Open champion. Venus' win, with sister Serena watching, comes 20 years after her first appearance at Roland Garros. The 13th seed came close to losing in both the first and third rounds and must now refocus for the quarter-finals. Read More »

Three reasons behind Real Madrid's historic double


They faced tough battles in three out of four of their matches - against Bayern Munich and Atletico - in the quarter- and semi-finals of the Champions League . "I prepared well to be in good form at the end of the season, and scored important goals". TONI KROOS ( Real Madrid): The most creative player in the competition, Kroos has added more to Madrid's successful campaign than his one goal and one assist suggest. Read More »

Nishikori can't remember beating Murray


Murray largely dispensed with the chuntering and lapses that accompanied his first two matches as he maintained the momentum established in beating Juan Martin del Potro with an assured display on Court Philippe Chatrier . I've come a long way the last 10 days or so. "I don't think about it during the points", added Halep. "Very solid off both wings, risky off both wings, and moves quick", Murray added. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: Three stars after Game 2 victory over Cavaliers

But the three-time National Basketball Association champion said thinking about that feat would have to wait, as the Cavs look ahead to game three at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday. When defenses tighten and you need one guy to go get you one bucket, Irving is among the best players in the National Basketball Association. A healthy Curry followed up a 28-point Game 1 with his first postseason triple-double on Sunday with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds . Read More »

Defending champion Muguruza crashes out of French Open

Of course I'm sad. "I understand (but) I just think that they should be a little bit more respectful". While support alone might not necessary have been rude to Muguruza, the crowd began to cheer every time Muguruza committed an error, cheering her mistakes as Mladenovic sought to take control of the match. Read More »

Rain saves Australia in ICC Champions Trophy opener

Chasing a revised target of 235 from 33 overs following two rain interruptions, Australia were struggling at 53 for three in nine overs when heavens opened up for the third time in the day, forcing the onfield umpires to abandon the game as both the sides split points. Read More »

Bale commits to Real Madrid after 'incredible' Champions League triumph


Cristiano Ronaldo understandably took the accolades as his two goals helped to fire Real Madrid to a 12th European Cup but fundamental to their triumph over Juventus on Saturday was midfielder Luka Modric. This is only a positive thing for the team". The first half ended in a stalemate, after Mario Mandzukic cancelled out Ronaldo's opener with a sublime overhead kick. Read More »