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Team NZ undone by America's Cup capsize


Chase boats immediately converged on the catamaran and confirmed that all six crew members were accounted for, including three who remained in the cockpit in the starboard hull. Gear damage that led to the retirement of the British boat in the first race could not be repaired in time for the second encounter, handing the Kiwis both points. Read More »

Girl booted from soccer tourney because organizers thought she was a boy

But organizers of the event have questioned her gender, believing that she is in fact a male, even after her parents provided insurance card information. Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann suggests Hernandez and her family can exact further justice. "Mili, don't EVER let anyone tell you that you aren't flawless just as you are. Read More »

Cavs ignore last year's comeback

Tristan Thompson added 14. Of course, the Cavaliers don't need light up the scoreboard. That was the pride of the Boston Celtics talking, plain and simple. He's more active on both ends than he has ever been, whether it's beating LeBron James on backdoor cuts or providing great defensive help with his 7-5 wingspan. Read More »

Matt Murray: Pens' G Matt Murray loses; Cup Final tied 2-2

The Predators captain then dove in desperation to jab a pass to forward Viktor Arvidsson , who split defenseman Justin Schultz and forward Patric Hornqvist of the Penguins, race in alone and snap a shot behind Penguins goalie Matt Murray. Game Five is in Pittsburgh on Thursday. In Game 3 , Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were held without a shot on goal in the same playoff game for the first time in their careers. Read More »

CT 2017: Australia bundle out Bangladesh for 182

Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal , left, bats during the ICC Champions Trophy Group A match against Australia at The Oval in London , Monday June 5. After bowling Bangladesh out for 182, Smith's men cruise to 83 for 1 in 16 overs before weather had the final say. Read More »

Predators beat Penguins to even Stanley Cup finals

The home team outscored the Penguins 9-2 in the two games in Nashville, and one of the big keys was the return to form of goalie Pekka Rinne . Monday night's game featured 23 saves from Pekka Rinne and game winning goal by undrafted rookie Frederick Gaudreau . Read More »

Champions Trophy: New Zealand v Australia rained off after Kane Williamson century


Electing to bat first, New Zealand made a solid start to their innings before opener Martin Guptill was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood for 26. Williamson, who played the second fiddle till Ronchi was at the crease, then took the onus on himself to guide New Zealand's innings and together with Ross Taylor (46) played aggressively to share 99 runs in just 18.1 overs for the second wicket. Read More »

ABC is off and running with NBA Finals

It's the same situation again. No NBA team has overcome a 3-0 series deficit in any round. If the Cavs lose, there will be no repeating as National Basketball Association champions. Kevin Durant just can't win. Game 1: Warriors 104, Cavaliers 89. A year after the Warriors' Game 3 loss to Cleveland gave way to a stunning Finals collapse, they recognize the importance of building on a 2-0 series lead. Read More »

Police say injured tally from Turin stampede rises to 1000


He was sidelined for almost three months after that and struggled to regain his form. "If our current team is complemented with new players, we'll be really competitive in the Champions League next year". Juventus , who lost the 2015 final to Real Madrid's arch rival Barcelona, scored with Mario Mandzukic. "The root cause of this was panic, to understand what triggered it we will have to wait a while", said top local official Renato Saccone, the prefect of Turin . Read More »

CT 2017: Skipper Virat Kohli calls for improvement in fielding

South Africa starts as the firm favourite but Pakistan remains capable of bouncing back from adversity, I would be really happy to see the team fight hard and make a match out of it rather than worrying too much about the result. Coming back at the helm of things, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma added 136 runs for the first wicket. This is bound to fail initially, but the approach would mean that Pakistan would be able to compete in the 2019 World Cup. Read More »

Murray sets up Del Potro clash after bruising win


As del Potro stepped over the net and walked toward him, Almagro collapsed on the clay court, his sobs clearly audible over the crowd's cheers of encouragement and appreciation. 'We played great battles past year, one each, ' said Del Potro. The 18th-seeded Aussie led by a set and 4-2 but failed to protect his advantage, falling 5-7 6-4 6-1 6-2. Read More »

Murray powers into French Open quarters; pays tribute to terror victims


Nishikori recovered from a terrible start to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in the French Open fourth round to reach a seventh Grand Slam quarterfinal. "He's tougher to beat in the slams and I think he's proving that now". Also in action Tuesday is nine-time champion Rafael Nadal . "I'm happy with where my game's at". Read More »

New Zealand pick Ainslie's British crew as next America's Cup opponent

In the day's other race on the Great Sound, the defending champions U.S. defeated Japan to sit top of the standings on seven points, although they will skip the semi-finals and automatically advance to the America's Cup proper. Team New Zealand's only race Saturday is against the American-based crew. Team New Zealand crossed ahead of Oracle on the third leg but Spithill squeezed through the gate mark in the lead. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo explains his post-Champions League final haircut


According to local media, Juventus fans gathered in Turin's central San Carlo Square to watch the Champions League final against Real Madrid on giant screens set up by city authorities. 'The first half was much more hard against a great team in all aspects. For all the talk of tactics, the threat posed by the Italian champions and the romantic notion of Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon finally claiming a Champions League winner's medal, Ronaldo yet again found a way to hog the headlines. Read More »

Vijay Mallyas potshot at media: Will attend all team India matches

Unperturbed by the criticism over his attendance at the India-Pakistan cricket match in Birmingham, absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya has tweeted that he would attend all matches played by India. Finally, Mallya spoke out on his presence at Sunday's India-Pakistan. "It was an unavoidable situation as one couldn't have possibly asked him to leave", the source said. Read More »

Jason Gregor: NBA FInals show it's teams, not individuals, that win championships

A year after making history but falling one game short of an National Basketball Association title, the Golden State Warriors are focused on capturing the crown, not a possible unbeaten playoff run. Golden State has been punishing Cleveland in transition, and the way the Warriors have blown open the first two games by scoring in bunches hasn't just taken a physical toll. Read More »

Nebraska State Soccer Association apologizes to girl DQ'd from tournament

But on Sunday, Mili's dad, Gerardo Hernandez, found out his daughter's girls' team had been disqualified from the finals of a Springfield tournament, set for that day. The organizers of the tournament are blaming the disqualification-not on Hernandez's haircut-but on a typo the registrar made. Mili's family claims they showed tournament organizers her insurance card to prove she's a girl, but it wasn't enough. Read More »

Andy Murray gets emotional after win

Murray schooled 21-year-old rising Russian Karen Khachanov as the youngster played in Paris for the first time . Murray was given a standing ovation after using his on-court post-match interview with former player Fabrice Santoro to "share thoughts and prayers with everyone who has been affected" by recent attacks in London and Manchester, where 29 people have died over the past two weeks. Read More »

Nishikori to Face Dominant Murray in Q'final

Men's world No. 1 Andy Murray secured his place in the last eight at the French Open with a sweep over Karen Khachanov on Monday, setting up a quarter-final clash with Asian top-ranked Kei Nishikori . I have hit the ball cleaner and started to hit the right shots at the right moments. "I am grateful that I'm able to perform in front of you". The Japanese battled back from a set down against Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the fourth round, triumphing 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 on Court Suzanne ... Read More »

Hahn returns from DL to pitch Athletics past Blue Jays 4-1


Daniel Coulombe, Ryan Madson and Santiago Casilla finished up, Casilla getting his 10th save of the season as the A's moved to 26-32. Manaea got into some early trouble in the first but was quickly given a reprieve when Ryon Healy bashed the first of two home runs in the second to stake the young lefty to a 3-1 lead. Read More »

Man charged with climbing fence during Dover NASCAR race


According to USA Today , John Infanti , a 43-year-old native of Greenwood, Del., climbed the Turn 4 fence during a green-flag run in the AAA 400 around 5 p.m. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and offensive touching on a law enforcement officer. "A caution was not thrown". While being taken into custody, Infanti refused to obey officers' commands, kicking one Dover officer in the knee, Hoffman added. Read More »

Mike Schmidt suggests Odubel Herrera can't lead Phillies


Or try and learn about the game or discuss the inner workin. Or come over to a guy and say, "Man, you gotta run that ball out". That might be long enough for the airwaves to cool down around the comments, although the team and Schmidt are likely to make a statement regarding his comments. Read More »

Third Time's a Charm? Despite Blowouts, NBA Finals Put Up Huge Ratings


Curry provided the coach more than a glimpse of his greatness from up close after Kerr had been watching games from the locker room while speaking to his players beforehand and at halftime. "We talked about it before, that 16-0 doesn't matter in any stretch of the imagination unless that's a closeout game". Irving went 1-for-5 in the quarter for two points with one assist. Read More »