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England will not give Aussies easy ride, says Buttler

Jake Ball had clean-bowled the risky Luke Ronchi in the first over of New Zealand's reply, and with Wood's fine dismissal of Williamson and Ben Stokes getting through eight overs unhindered by his recent knee problems, it was a rewarding afternoon for the home attack. Read More »

Golden State Warriors take 3-0 Finals lead against Cleveland Cavaliers

Durant, the star through the first two games, saved his best for last, finishing with 31 points, eight rebounds and four assists, no basket bigger than that three-pointer to take the lead with 35 seconds to go. But Golden State with Durant is on another level than the teams Cleveland roughed up in the Eastern Conference, and the Cavs just couldn't hold them down long enough. Read More »

Draymond Green Says Going for 73 Wins Last Year Was a 'Mistake'

The Warriors set an NBA Finals record with nine 3-pointers in the first quarter. James had 27 first-half points and Irving 17, but no one else had more than six for the Cavs. And maybe fatigue played a part in the Warriors' rally, though James didn't think so even after playing 46 minutes. "No, only missed shots". It's hard to root against the underdog and easy to root against those who we consider to be "too good", for example it is quite easy to find articles these days about how ... Read More »

Niyo: Warriors deliver Cavaliers crushing blow

But, if the Warriors can win on Friday and finish the postseason 16-0, they would have to be in the conversation for not only the greatest National Basketball Association team of all time, but the greatest team in all of sports. For all but 45.3 seconds, you sensed if the crowd got any louder it would indeed blow the roof right off Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland , otherwise known as "The Q". Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers considering starting Iman Shumpert in Game 3


Shumpert was used to defend Kevin Durant in the second half of Game 2 and showed aggressiveness against the former league MVP, requiring intravenous fluids after the game, according to ESPN . Lue: We could have got better. Back home after being outrun and outgunned by the Warriors, who won Games 1 and 2 at Oracle Arena by a combined 41 points, the Cavs find themselves in the same predicament they were in previous year. Read More »

Dhawan pips Kohli in share of BCCI's revenue from games

Upright and punishing through the covers and down the ground, there was a hint of Kumar Sangakkara about Gunathilaka's batting as he steadied Sri Lanka after the early loss of Niroshan Dickwella. They did try to add some momentum with their 26-run stand and also got a second chance as Rohit dropped a catch. Mendis was run out with a direct hit by Bhuvneshwar, thereby missing his century by 11 runs. Read More »

Warriors' Big Finish Pushes Cavs to the Brink

Force them into outside shots if you can. They can make that visiting locker room smell like Champagne again. A flawless run through the postseason wasn't the Warriors' goal-at least, not when they began. Whether the Cavaliers can shock everyone remains to be seen. Cleveland took its first second-half lead of the series early in the second half and led by five after three quarters. Read More »

Dabrowski-Bopanna win mixed doubles title at French Open

Dabrowski's previous best appearances in Grand Slam mixed doubles included reaching the quarterfinals of the 2016 U.S. Open and this year's Australian Open. I have played close played close matches over the years. The seventh seeds staged a comeback after losing the opening set. On the previous day, we saw some nail-biting matches, where Dominic Thiem, considered to be one of the dark horse in the tournament, ended reigning champions Novak Djokovic's journey while Simona Halep came from ... Read More »

Nick Fairley waiting on third opinion regarding heart condition


Nick Underhill of The Advocate previously reported Fairley missed organized team activities because of the ailment, which was originally discovered before the 2011 draft. Fairley re-signed with the Saints on a four-year deal worth up to $28 million this offseason after playing well during his first year in New Orleans. Read More »

Real Madrid end interest in Man Utd star


Man Utd's New Top Target Revealed? Morata has won two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles and was part of a run to the 2015 Champions League final, scoring as Juventus lost 1-3 to Barcelona in his two seasons with the record Serie A champions. Read More »

Nadal? Toughest match to imagine, says Thiem

World No. 1 Andy Murray advanced to his fifth French Open semi-final yesterday, defeating Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-1. Thiem dominated Djokovic throughout the contest, taking on Djokovic at his own game. Djokovic dropped serve at the start of the second set and the expected backlash never materialised as Thiem marched towards the last four with unexpected ease. Read More »

Tehran calls US' statement on terror attack 'repugnant,' vows to seek revenge


The relative said Akbar "told me in the ICU, 'I could not resist fighting the terrorists who were killing common people and staff in the light of day", he said. Iran denounced Donald Trump's reaction to deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran as " repugnant " on Thursday after the US president warned the nation is reaping what it sows. Read More »

Durant's shot sends perfect Warriors over Cavs in Finals

Don't do them, JR. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives on Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) and Kevin Durant (35) during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland , Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Read More »

Jones to lead experienced Lions against Crusaders


While Gatland may indeed be keeping a few things back, in truth there is very little time for the Lions to get things right as they build through the tour towards that all-important first test against the world champions on June 24. Hansen said: "I just think Warren was trying a bit of humour after struggling a wee bit with his press conference before". Jones will get an early taste of an All Blacks pack, with the opposition boasting an All Blacks tight five, including outstanding lock Sam ... Read More »

India clash with Sri Lanka in Champions trophy fixture

Worse, Upul Tharanga has been suspended for two games due to slow over-rate. Sri Lanka's star-all rounder Captain Angelo Mathews missed his first match is now fit will be hoping to play against India . They are the only team in the group without a single point to their name. They have got the right team and have got some great balance with batting and bowling. Read More »

Curry: History awaits Warriors, let's take care of business

Golden State won in 2015. The Golden State Warriors have crushed Cleveland's dreams of cutting into their NBA Finals lead, staging a late comeback in game three to make it 3-0 in the best-of-seven series. Irving played the entire second half and James rested for just 34 seconds near the end of the third period. Durant, though, was not going to be denied. Read More »

One of our worst bowling displays says Steve Smith


More bad weather interruption came during the change of innings and once things had cleared again, Australia were set a target determined by the Duckworth-Lewis method of 235 from 33 overs. When you come up against a side like Australia , they have a very good bowling attack, and it can make striking from bowl one very hard. Trent Boult survived the hat-trick but was then caught behind next ball. Read More »

Liverpool apologise to Saints and end interest in Van Dijk

Southampton were furious at Liverpool's "illegal approach" and planned to report them to the Premier League . This week has been dominated by news of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk . That statement and apology from Liverpool should mean no further action is taken by the Premier League . And it is understood St Mary's chiefs are furious Liverpool planned to smash their transfer record and win the race for their star player ahead of rivals Chelsea and Manchester City . Read More »

Former Buffalo Bills 2nd round pick James Hardy found dead


He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills prior to graduation in 2008. Hardy's cause and manner of death are still pending at this time. Police and fire rescue crews were called to the Maumee River at the Hosey Dam Wednesday on a report of a possible body in the water there. Read More »

Predators even Stanley Cup final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

Malkin has the most points in the playoffs with 26 and Crosby is second with 24. Amusing thing about the Penguins blowing a two-game lead to the Predators in Nashville: They have never sounded more confident. "At home we played two strong games". "It's a game of confidence being a goalie". A dead catfish wearing a blue hat, wrapped in a Predators towel and with a toy penguin stuffed in its mouth was thrown onto the ice by Predators fans before the start of Monday's game. Read More »