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Morgan hails brilliant England bowlers

They got the better of New Zealand by 87 runs at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff . England captain Eoin Morgan and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson . "It is a ground we like playing at, which is one of the advantages of being at one, isn't it?" We still have to go out and do our things to be aggressive and take it to the opposition. Read More »

Tharanga banned for Sri Lanka's slow over rate

For South Africa Faf du Plessis clobbered 75 off 70 deliveries with six fours as he got together with Amla to add a partnership of 145 runs for the second wicket. But instead of getting bogged down, Tharanga took charge and slammed Parnell for two more boundaries, taking Sri Lanka to 87 in ten overs. During the chase, Dickwella and Tharanga gave Sri Lanka a flying start, putting up 69 runs for the opening wicket in 8.2 overs. Read More »

Here's a do-and-don't list to mascots, from a former mascot


For those who have been a professional mascot, the lines sometimes get a bit blurry. We do not condone this type of behavior. @nicksilva1 tweeted " Mr. Hopefully the team doesn't have to deal with anything like this again anytime soon, but them placing the mascot back in the fray is a sign of good faith and hope for the future. Read More »

Finn replacing Woakes in England squad for Champions Trophy


Exuding disappointment at being ruled out of the Champions Trophy at the start of the tournament, the 28-year-old did not set a date for his comeback. "I thought Heady did well, but I have been working hard on my bowling and hopefully I will get an opportunity at some stage", Maxwell said. Jake Ball - included in place of the legspinner Adil Rashid - struggled for form, conceding 82 runs in his ten overs, while doubts still linger over Ben Stokes' ability to bowl a full spell following a ... Read More »

Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

Kevin Durant , the difference in the 2017 Finals, led the Warriors with 31 points and Golden State held off a furious effort by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 118-113 win in Game 3. But if you ask me, I say please somebody call the Pope and demand that pontiff put KD on the saint ballot. To see that go in, that was liberating, man. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Rain rescues Australia against New Zealand at Edgbaston

Australia were 53 for three after nine overs chasing an adjusted total of 235 in 33 overs, when rain came. Australia found themselves in a crunch spot when they were 53/3 and the skipper Steve Smith admitted that the weather came to their rescue as they got away with a hurtful loss and also helped his side get one point - as opposed to zero. Read More »

Jose Mourinho reveals his Europa League celebrations were a secret code


Jonathan Smith, Manchester City correspondent: In the simplest of terms, Manchester City had the better season by finishing one place above Liverpool in the Premier League. United will be among the second seeds in the draw for the group stage of the Champions League in late August. We had this in our minds, we always thought we could win the Europa league and we are obviously very happy, especially the way we played the final. Read More »

Champions Trophy: England craving chance to knock Australia out

Eoin Morgan insists it was England's "brilliant bowlers" who carried them through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals as Group A table-toppers. Both teams have a point apiece in the one-day global tournament after they were each well beaten by England , while their respective matches with Australia ended in rain-induced no results . Read More »

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

LeBron James scored 39 points for the Cavs and Kyrie Irving added 38. Quicken Loans Arena was popping. In fact, their 77 combined points were the most ever in an NBA Finals loss. To this point, chapter three of Cleveland vs. In the three games, the Warriors have out-assisted the Cavs 94-59. Overall, the Cleveland shot 44.4 percent from the field. Read More »

Australia denied Champions Trophy against Bangladesh

But instead the rain returned before the game could restart and Australia's hopes of victory were washed away. But the forecast for Saturday is fine and the clash with England should not be affected. Twenty overs needed to be completed for a result and with David Warner (40 ) and skipper Smith (22) at the crease, a win seemed a formality under the Duckworth/Lewis system. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo tops 'Forbes' list of richest athletes

Ronaldo is reckoned to have earned £71.7m between his Real salary and off-the-field endorsements - which include Nike, Tag Heuer, Herbalife and Abbott Labs - previous year. American tennis star and 23-time Grand Slam victor, Serena Williams , is the only woman on the list with an estimated income of $27 million. Forbes said while Woods continues to "sink further away" from the player that dominated the golf landscape, "sponsors still see value in partnering with" him. Read More »

Tiger Woods needs our help, says Jack Nicklaus

Damage to the vehicle included two flat tires on the driver's side, scrapes and scuffs on the rear bumper, and the right rear tail light was out. The video shows officers approach the auto and Woods, who didn't know where he was. When asked if he has anything else on him, like a necklace, Woods responds, saying he has "a few screws in the body", referring to past surgeries. A separate video shows some of cops' interaction with Woods as his auto sat partially in the bike lane on the right ... Read More »

Henry: Wenger must win Premier League title

The unsettled Arsenal stars are holding out for weekly wages of around $385,000 per week with their present deals due to expire at the end of next season. "Ok, they are not playing the best football , but it is not negative football". He will also be expected to sign new recruits to ensure his side are back among the contenders next season. Read More »

Griezmann commits to staying at Atletico Madrid next season

Antoine Griezmann has clearly not forgiven Raphael Varane for the part he played in dumping Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League semi finals. Now that Lacazette is 26 and in the full of his prime, it's nearly inevitable that he will leave Lyon- since Griezmann is off the market he could end up being a great alternative for teams in need of a striker. Read More »

Tennessee's Coleman sets new collegiate mark in 100


He will be racing in the semifinals of the men's 400-meter hurdles on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (MT). Senior Jamie Barrett competed in the All-State pole vault championship, which took place Thursday , June 1, at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, where he vaulted 13 feet to yet again break the Bromfield School record of 12 feet 9 inches, which he had set earlier this season. Read More »

Cavaliers know there's a different feel to this year's 2-0 deficit

Said James: "They made some shots and we didn't". Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving , seated from left, LeBron James , Richard Jefferson , Kyle Korver and J.R. Offensive sequences like that make beating the Warriors even harder. You can't take a peek somewhere and lose your man so they make you pay. Irving is averaging almost six less points (27.1 down to 21.5) and is shooting a worse percentage, (.468 down to.400) than he did in the Finals a year ago. Read More »

Pekka Rinne stunned the Penguins with a jaw-dropping series of saves

This postseason tournament has been filled with abrupt ups and downs and no carryover of momentum from one game to the next. Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne dives across the crease to thwart a scoring attempt by Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel during Monday's Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in Nashville , Tennessee. Read More »

LeBron James taken out by own teammate, stays in game

Durant finished with 31 points and remains the frontrunner for NBA Finals MVP, justifying his controversial summer move to Golden State. Not much can damage the iron man that is LeBron James , but a blindside hit from a teammate in Game 3 certainly shook up the Cleveland Cavaliers star. Read More »

Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs 118-113 in Game 3

Which they did. They absolutely did. The total audience is up 5 percent from the 18.6 million viewers past year. The Warriors have dominated the third quarter in both games and built a big lead the Cavaliers could not threaten, a script Irving said the Cavs must rewrite to win. Read More »

Cavs have been here before, but this Warriors team different

There was something to the way Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue approached Game 2 of the NBA Finals that, theoretically, bore a resemblance to entering a lion's den in a meat suit. "It's a small game and you got shooters everywhere and you have to be able protect the rim with LeBron coming downhill, with Love posting up and Draymond's on the bench". Read More »

Lonzo Ball works out for Lakers


It is this kid, with his court awareness, athleticism and basketball IQ, whom the Lakers should be drafting. Fox is seen as a defensive-minded point guard prospect with loads of athleticism and speed, somewhat akin to former Wildcat John Wall. Read More »

Two Warriors wins from perfection (and also the sweet release of summer)


Green had said that the effort to win 73 games might have taken focus on the title quest previous year, but Curry said he had no regrets about how Golden State handled the situation. "That's how we've got to play". As was the case a year ago, the Warriors have blown out the Cavs in two consecutive outings to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Read More »