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Rohit Sharma returns in India's Champions Trophy squad


I believe India will do it again in the Champions Trophy in Birmingham on June 4", Ganguly added. The southpaw, fresh after marriage with Hazel Keech last year, returns to play in the Champions Trophy after a 11-year absence. "It would be a good thing for me that I am playing in IPL as it will give me the match practice required for the Champions Trophy". The ICC has already said that they are willing to pay another $100 million to the already earmarked $293 million. Read More »

He is an example of our season - Conte lauds 'fantastic' Fabregas

This step was big, a big step for us. Scoring goals wins football matches and we haven't done that enough this season. "There are three games to go but always the most important is the next one". Having started the season in bad form, following a write-off of a season, Chelsea found their mojo when Antonio Conte shifted to a back three and since then, their season has taken only one trajectory. Read More »

Narine, Lynn script win over Bangalore with attacking display

The visitors' Piyush Chawla said, "I've never seen this". The Knights guided by a ruthless Sunil Narine (54, 17b, 6x4, 4x6) and flamboyant Chris Lynn (50, 22b, 5x4, 4x6) chased down the 159-run with a whopping 29 balls to spare. Lynn was bowled by Pawan Negi in the eighth over as the Australian tried to pull the spinner but missed the delivery. The left-hander hit 3 fours and 2 sixes with 19 runs off the 20th over bowled by Shane Watson. Read More »

Antonio Conte's reaction after beating Everton was awesome

The Brazilian suffered a knee injury during a tackle by Sergio Aguero in Chelsea's 3-1 win away to Manchester City in December, but has played on this season by using heavy strapping on his leg to reduce the pain. "I think we did some mistakes in our ball possession and that makes them really unsafe in the first half, but I think we did a good job until the 1-0". Read More »

Can you believe it? Emre Can's wonder goal delivers victory for Liverpool

Can scored a contended for goal of the season during Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Watford FC on Monday. And, with Champions League qualification looking likely, Rush is predicting good things for his old club next term. Watford , on 40 points and all-but safe from the drop, were not at the races as they failed to react to captain Troy Deeney's criticism following the recent defeat at Hull. Read More »

Ki Sung-yueng: Sunderland will be hard, says Swansea City midfielder


But they have since started appearing online, and the club have warned anyone found making profit off the players' donation will face the consequences. Swansea have picked up a vital seven points from their last three, but on the road they've lost six of seven winless matches. We'll avoid Swansea at odds-on, but with it hard to predict how the hosts are going to perform we'll refrain from backing them as well. Read More »

Chelsea one 'little step' from title - Conte

First-half goals from Diego Costa and Marcos Alonso and a 65th-minute strike from Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea a convincing victory over Middlesbrough. "Now he is deserving this". Even if Chelsea fail's ti win their next game, they still might win the title as Tottenham is scheduled to face Manchester United in their fixture. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's 2015 murder conviction vacated


Even though Hernandez's murder conviction was over turned, the family can still pursue civil charges, which could entitle them to whatever cash may be coming to the family of the late tight end. The legal precedent in MA voids a conviction if a person hasn't exhausted the appeals process. Judge Garsh ruled Tuesday that that conviction had to be overturned, because Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell before his appeals could be heard. Read More »

Heyman | Harvey to file grievance against Mets over suspension


But the journeyman left-hander was no match for Stanton, whose 20 home runs at Citi Field are the most at any visiting ballpark by a player since 2011. Bad years, insubordinate behavior, surgeries and a ticking clock toward free agency after 2018 have destroyed what the Mets could get back. The Mets are already 6.5 games behind the first-place Washington Nationals. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe breaks two Champions League records in Monaco's defeat to Juventus


Instead, coach Massimiliano Allegri has found a new role for him on the left flank and he has become one of the team's most important players as they chase a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble. Juventus built a solid lead in the 33rd minute when their 39-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon curtained up the attack with a throw out. That's how we got through. Read More »

Lynn unloads in IPL comeback

Sreenath Aravind was taken for 26 runs in one over as the maverick pair took the game away from RCB in the Powerplay itself. Australian Lynn smashed 50 in his first match since returning from the injury as he and Narine (54) fashioned Kolkata's comprehensive six-wicket victory against Bangalore with almost five overs to spare. Read More »

Garrett is the 1: Browns make DE top selection


We set ourselves up next year for another good group to come in, but we want to perpetually be getting better and we're not going to rest now". "We obviously value the position , but we don't want to force certain positions", vice-president of football operations Sashi Brown said. Read More »

Real will attack Atletico despite Champions League tie lead, says Zidane

While United advanced to two consecutive finals in 2008 and 2009, they failed to win back-to-back titles (losing to Barcelona in 2009.) No team has been able to win two-in-a-row since the UCL changed up its format in 1992. After all, Ronaldo may have secured Real Madrid's return to the final on his own, scoring a hat trick in the first leg against Atleti . It also sets out to pad its record of European titles and become the first to win 12. Read More »

Curry leads Warriors to easy sweep of Jazz

While Golden State did manage to rev up the tempo in Games 2 and 4, it is worth noting that Utah's only lead in the series (which doubled as their best game of the series ) came in Game 3 , which was played at an estimated pace of 92.3 possessions per 48 minutes that almost matched Utah's average regular season speed. Read More »

Ireland handed favourable 2019 Rugby World Cup draw

The others in the pool could be the United States or Canada, and Fiji or Samoa. No one wanted them and South Africa, so often a team in the top seeds, have paid the price for a dismal 2016. It's a tough draw but everybody will be looking at us as well. Scotland and Ireland are in Pool A , alongside the hosts. The Associated Press New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina all in the same pool at the next Rugby World Cup? The Six Nations winners face another tough start against France ... Read More »

Christian Eriksen upbeat as Spurs chase Chelsea


Our focus is trying to win. The only thing we can do is try to win our games. "To win big trophies and achieve big things, your mentality must be bigger". The Argentine knows emotions run high when it comes to the derby, especially in what may well be the last north London clash at White Hart Lane before the stadium is rebuilt. Read More »

Predators' PK Subban fined $2000 for embellishment

Louis Blues. It looked like Nashville might be headed for a power play as Edmundson was assessed a two-minute minor for roughing, but the referees also hit Subban with an unsportsmanlike conduct minor for embellishment. Louis Blues on May 2. Subban couldn't even serve the penalty as he went back to the dressing room for a few minutes to get checked out. "Subban was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. Read More »

Gary Neville: Man United have dropped points against stupid teams

United carry a 1-0 advantage into the home leg of the tie after their win in Spain last week. To have that record of winning so many matches [against him] and not losing is something that is not normal. "I'm personally desperate to get to the final and to try and win it", said the 35-year-old, whose United contract expires this summer. Finally today they sing, they [wave] their scarves. Read More »

Raptors put up a fight against Cavaliers, but fall for third time

Despite going 0-9 from three in the first half, the Raptors played very well in the second quarter and capitalized on the Cavs' inactivity to take the lead at halftime, 52-49. It was a two-point game entering the fourth, even with Kyle Lowry sidelined. For the Raptors to win, they need to limit LeBron's damage to only 25 points. Read More »

Swansea boost survival hopes with Everton win


Hull's shock 2-0 defeat to already-relegated Sunderland had handed Swansea the ideal incentive before their Saturday evening kick-off. Hull may only have one away game left but they haven't tasted three points on the road since their one away win this season, ironically at Swansea , back in August. Read More »

Stuttgart Open highlights: Maria Sharapova makes it two wins from two


Maria Sharapova declared herself "way above" responding to Eugenie Bouchard after recording the second win of her comeback to reach the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix. "I can't control what people say, all I can is what I do out there, they are my words and I prefer to walk the walk and I have done it by winning five Grand Slam titles", she told a packed press conference. Read More »

Durant stars as Warriors close out Jazz for Game 3 win

Green came into Saturday 18 for 33 (54.5 percent) on 3-pointers in the playoffs, but was 0 for 3 in Game 3 . Everybody knows that Golden State loves to run and gun. Over the last quarter and a half, the Dubs showed that they were the best defensive team in the National Basketball Association. The Warriors hit back to back threes (one from Curry and one from Durant ) to increase the lead to 8 with about three minutes left. Read More »

Saturday Premier League betting update


In the second half, Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a handsome free-kick goal. Defensively, the club has the worst record in the league, and has conceded 69 goals this season, 33 of which have been leaked on home soil. They might have been left to stew on referee Martin Atkinson's refusal to point to the spot, but Swansea were ahead inside 60 seconds when the hard-running Jordan Ayew worked some space on the left. Read More »

Sharapova wins after return from doping ban

The decision has been criticised by many of her fellow players , but has been defended by the Chief Executive of the Women's Tennis Association Steve Simon. I'm not getting a wild card to receive a trophy or a golden platter. "It's important to play points, games, sets, it's important for me". Russian Sharapova beat Roberta Vinci on Wednesday at the Stuttgart Open on her return from a 15-month doping ban. Read More »

Man United: United chief praises 'short' Celta win


Jose Mourinho's team were on top for much of the game and could have won by more had a series of chances been converted. We also had to play against a very negative record of Manchester United in Spain so it's good. To add to United's concerns, Young appeared to pick up a hamstring injury during his 12 minute cameo after being introduced as a second half substitute for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Read More »