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Liverpool and Roma still Talking Over Mohamed Salah Transfer


The Serie A club reportedly rejected Liverpool's first bid of £28million and are said to be holding out for a deal nearly £20million more than that. The latest out of Portugal is that Jurgen Klopp and Co. are already lining up a possible attacking replacement for Mohamed Salah in the eventuality that the deal for the Egyptian worldwide falls through. Read More »

Warriors rout Cavs, lead Finals 2-0


The Cleveland Cavaliers , down 2-0 after blowout losses to the Golden State Warriors , may change their starting line-up for Game Three of the National Basketball Association ( NBA) Finals . "I was killing myself the first couple years in the league if I was missing shots", Thompson said. "That's something that I can control, just being smarter with the ball". Read More »

Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem - player profiles


Defending champion Novak Djokovic also made into the French Open quarter-final after beating 19th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7/5), 6-1, 6-3. Three more wins would see her become the first home victor of a singles title at Roland Garros since Mary Pierce in 2000, but there must be some concern over how much physical and emotional energy she has expended. Read More »

French Open 2017: Top seed Kerber crashes out in opening round

A reporter then told the Czech player that her racket throwing might be a sign that she is already capable of tapping into her competitive instincts. "I really am looking forward to being there", added the Czech . "Yesterday I was thinking how everything will be, and I couldn't really imagine how that's going to be". Read More »

Kevin Durant's menacing defence leads the way for Warriors

Golden State's two best players have performed like elite superstars, while the Cavs have only gotten that type of play from LeBron James . Durant's cumulative Game Score, a rough measure of overall contributions , in the Finals is 67.3, and Curry's is 52.2. Read More »

Cavaliers Limp Home Following Pair Of NBA Finals Shellackings

Jeff Van Gundy, a former National Basketball Association head coach working the series as an analyst for ABC , said on the broadcast that Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry might be one of the best duos ever. "I don't really care about history too much". "If we take care of what we're supposed to take care doesn't matter if it's the '96 Bulls.we would win". Read More »

Fabregas disappointed to be left out of FA Cup starting XI

And yet Arsenal still ended the campaign with a cup victory that Wenger puts on a par with his last Premier League success in the unbeaten 2003-04 season. With Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Gabriel and Kieran Gibbs all unavailable in a defensive selection crisis, the former Germany worldwide was named in the starting line-up by Arsene Wenger for the first time since April 2016. Read More »

Jermain Defoe confirms Bournemouth medical as Sunderland exit nears


The 34 year old is now preparing with England for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Scotland. Defoe was also wanted by West Ham - who had a £6million offer for the striker turned down by the Black Cats in the January transfer window - but it is believed his wage demands put an end to the Hammers' interest. Read More »

Teams look to seize initiative in Cardiff - England v New Zealand

Regulations state 20 overs must be completed to activate the Duckworth-Lewis method, which would nearly certainly have ruled in Australia's favor, but only 16 were played meaning the points were shared. · Bangladesh have played at the Kennington venue just twice, losing both of those fixtures against England . Smith on the umpires taking the teams off: "Of course I didn't want to go off". Read More »

England beat New Zealand, become first team to reach semi-finals

Morgan's England have since sustained their improvement - and as he plotted further consolidation on Tuesday, he reflected just briefly on New Zealand's superiority at the last World Cup. Joe Root top scored for England with a battling 64, while Buttler, a specialist in the one-day format of the game, made a quick-fire unbeaten 61 as the home side made a total of 310 all out. Read More »

Real Madrid Dominate UEFA's Champions League Squad Of The Season


He finally won the Champions League as a Madrid player in 2002, scoring an awesome volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow, Scotland. After the game, the 27-year-old described how special it was to win the Champions League in his hometown of Cardiff - and declared his hunger for more success with the Galacticos in the future. Read More »

Cavaliers remain winless in NBA Finals games coached by Mike Brown

The Cavs played them even for about 30 minutes in Game 2 , but the Warriors' talent was eventually too much for a defense that has been only good enough to beat the opponents in its own conference. The Warriors were lethal in the first two games and handled the Cavs with relative ease. Its easy to say the Warriors later proved too hot to handle in the second half of Game 2. Read More »

Chilly but no rain for French Open men's quarterfinals

He joins Roger Federer at the top of the chart for most Roland Garros quarterfinal showings in the Open Era (since April 1968).American Williams, the 2002 champion, was beaten 5-7 6-2 6-1 by Swiss 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky . Stay tuned to see how the action unfolds at the 2017 French Open . But he finished a patchy assignment against Albert Ramos-Viñolas - Andy Murray's conqueror in Monte Carlo - going through to the next round with a 7-6, 6-1, 6-3 win. Read More »

Warriors dismiss 16-0 chatter, focused on Game Three

The Warriors , on an National Basketball Association record 14-game playoff win streak, lead 2-0 in the best-of-seven championship series entering Wednesday's Game 3 at Cleveland. The Warriors blew the 3-1 lead, and now these Finals are about revenge and redemption for a team that played Icarus last season. "I mean, we could have gotten at least 140 the other night if we only had about 10 to 15 turnovers", All-Star guard Klay Thompson said. Read More »

America's Cup: Team NZ choose Ben Ainslie Racing for defender playoffs

Semifinals: Emirates Team New Zealand will face Land Rover BAR, and SoftBank Team Japan meets Sweden's Artemis Racing in the round, which begins Sunday. In todays other race, Artemis Racing comfortably beat Groupama Team France, who had already been eliminated. "To be really honest we are not too unhappy about the situation right the very light airs we do struggle", Ainslie told BT Sport in a televised interview. Read More »

Ominous Nadal back on court in Paris


The Serb, bidding to become the first man in the professional era to win each of the four grand slams twice, found some resistance in the first set with the third game lasting 13 minutes before Djokovic won it. "We had a hurricane, a sandstorm, and we nearly had snow, too", Bacsinszky told the crowd at Court Philippe Chatrier. The year before that, she lost in the first round of French Open qualifying. Read More »

Murray eases past Khachanov into quarter-finals


Paris: World No. 1 Andy Murray made short work of unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov to reach the French Open quarterfinals with a clean-as-you-like 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory on Monday. 3 Simona Halep beat No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1; No. 5 Elina Svitolina beat Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5; No. 28 Caroline Garcia beat Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-4. Read More »

Home sweet home for Predators

During a particular sequence, Rinne really stood on his head to prevent the score from being tied. Two Nashville Predators fans had just watched their team triumph on the ice when they chose to play a bit of hockey of their own on Monday night. Read More »

Vijay Goel congratulates Team India post clinical win over Pak

Pakistan still has time. "We have, however, no say on multilateral events". Shikhar Dhawan played in the England series earlier this year but was dropped for the third game after failing in the first two. The magnitude of the occasion? "Because that's what I think our players can do". He performed poorly today. The leg-spinner, who changed allegiance after falling in love with his South African wife, played a key role in Saturday's match. Read More »

Adoring Madrid fans demand Ballon d'Or for hero Ronaldo


Real became the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles in the tournaments history in getting their hands on the trophy for a third time in four years. 'I could've never dreamt of this, but it's thanks to this family, who made it easier. I'm sorry we lost so badly because if you only lose narrowly, you feel you were on their level, but this means we were messy and that is an impression we're not allowed to leave. Read More »

French Open semi-final Ostapenko's best birthday present


There were two rain delays totaling more than 3 hours both scheduled men's quarterfinals were postponed to Wednesday and when matches resumed for good, the temperature dipped below 55 degrees (12 Celsius). And I'm still doing it now just for myself, the dancing. - The two quarter-final matches featuring nine-time victor Rafael Nadal and second seed Novak Djokovic have been postponed until Wednesday after rain disrupted play at Roland Garros. Read More »

Rain continues to frustrate Australia


Bangladesh made one change to their side in the second match , including Mehedi Hasan - an offspinner who can bat - in place of Mosaddek Hussain - a batting allrounder, a combination which Shakib believes works well for the side. Adam Zampa had to wait until after the 34th over before getting on to bowl but picked up two wickets quickly before Mitchell Starc (4/29) ran through the tail with ruthless efficiency with the Tigers slumping to 182 all out. Read More »

Kevin Durant's menacing defense leads the way for Warriors

Right now, everything is on the table, whether that's changes to the starting lineup or even changes to the rotations. The truly elite players rise to the occasion against the best competition. "I'm one of the players on the team". That was basketball entertainment personified with best-on-best action. Cleveland did not make any real adjustments heading into Game 2, but the team did play with an abundance of energy on the defensive end which forced Golden State into 19 turnovers. Read More »

Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals


An exceptional perimeter defender for a big man, Thompson has spent a ton of time near, at or above the 3-point arc against the explosive Warriors , which makes it hard to rebound at that end of the floor. Not only would Thompson have early success against the Golden State big men, but he also could put them in foul trouble early in the first quarter and impact the rim protection throughout the entire battle. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017 - Root, Hales, Buttler guide England to healthy total

Despite gusts up to 50mph here, England refused to be blown off course as they mastered the tricky conditions to reinforce their credentials as tournament favourites. " England outplayed us in all areas today - credit to them for the way they went about their business, especially with ball in hand". Morgan says that heavy loss was like "men against boys", with New Zealand going on to reach the final. Read More »