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Sri Lanka stuns India by 7 wickets

Danushka Gunathilaka , who replaced an injured Chamara Kapugedera, struck a fine 76 off 72 balls while Mendis made 89 as the duo shared 159 runs for the second wicket to lay the foundation for the run chase. Sri Lanka's win has made the situation in Group B very interesting where all teams - India , Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa - have identical records of a win and a draw. Read More »

Herculean LeBron effort not enough for Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers , down 0-2 in the series, and egged on by a raucous home crowd was leading by six points with 3:09 minutes to go. "People can talk about it in historical context, but you just get it done, win the series and let everybody else talk". Read More »

Rangers signing reveals team-mate he will look up to


Caixinha is set to field the 23-year-old former youth cap alongside Bruno Alves , the experienced worldwide, in central defence, having signed Cardoso on a three-year contract. The former Portugal Under-21 worldwide will now be hoping his performances have done enough to impress Pedro Caixinha after the two worked together at Nacional. Read More »

Gunter Bresnik: 'I know Thiem will lose to Nadal'


Battering the ball as if each shot would determine the match's outcome, 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka came back to beat No. 1-ranked Andy Murray 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Friday and become the oldest French Open finalist in 44 years. Read More »

Golden State Warriors proved they're the best LeBron James ever faced

Cleveland's role players should play better at home-role players tend to do that. "We want to play fast; we don't want to play in a hurry", Lue said. "We missed some shots, and they made some". "I liked Game 1 better than I liked Game 2 in terms of how we're playing", Kerr said. However, it doesn't look it will be enough to knock off the Warriors going forward if they keep all of their players. Read More »

Porte wins time trial at Criterium du Dauphine; Froome 8th


As soon as Tony Martin set off, however, it was clear that time was in danger, with Der Panzerwagen quick off the mark, and riding aggressively on the downhill sections and into the technical corners. Veteran Contador was satisfied with his race, but said he can still improve. The fact today's stage is not a summit finish should ensure a select group of around eight riders will battle it out in a sprint for a win. Read More »

Warriors take 3-0 series lead with 118-113 win over Cavs

At that point, the Cavs had just one timeout left, perhaps because they burned an extra one to get James and Irving some rest in the fourth. "We witnessed a closing game by Kevin Durant that you can't prepare for", he said. Green wasn't going to let his team blow another championship, let alone a playoff series ever again. Irving felt it as well. "I mean, who am I to say if it's fair or not?" These are all questions the team will have to address, because the Warriors don't appear to be ... Read More »

NM student tripped up at national spelling bee


But Kelly won't be competing in the Bee Finals on Thursday. (If too many spellers survive Wednesday, the judges will use the test to determine the finalists). "She did well and we're pleased". She spelled "tapas:" correctly on Wednesday, but did not get enough points to continue to Thursday's competition. Kindergartener Edith Fuller is the youngest person ever to compete at the national bee. Read More »

Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh

The Penguins will try to close it out in game six on Sunday in Nashville. Pittsburgh defended home ice at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday with a commanding 6-0 victory in Game 5, seizing a 3-2 lead over the Nashville Predators . There was some debate whether Murray should be back in the net for Game 5, with some arguing that Marc-Andre Fleury should take over. Subban was not a saint either, though, as he placed Crosby into a headlock as the two rose to their feet. Read More »

Smith frustrated after second wash-out

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur conceded his team were woeful in Sunday's Champions Trophy defeat against India but said it was an "insult" to suggest that the squad had regressed under him. Bangladesh escaped with a point against Australia in their second game of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after match was abandoned due to rain . Read More »

Five things we learned from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals

The final score tied for the seventh-biggest blowout in Cup Final history. So in the days leading up to Game 5 in Pittsburgh, the Penguins repeated a message: if they stick to the process, the results will come. The two were seemingly all over each other for the better part of 10 seconds before both were called for holding. Subban, though, chalked up the physicality to the nature of the game. Read More »

Murray wins first set in French Open semifinals


Last year, Murray prevailed on four sets but the Briton has been struggling to find his A-game this season. Wawrinka , the 2015 French Open champ, defeated seventh-seeded Marin Cilic and has yet to drop a set in this year's tournament. Read More »

WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day

She was, though, up against a teenager for the third time this tournament, and she had needed three sets to come through the previous two, Jaimee Fourlis and Catherine Bellis. Play has started in the French Open women's quarterfinals. Next came perhaps the game of the match, a 12-minute triumph of quality and touch over adversity. Read More »

Bulpett: LeBron James won't cry foul on Kevin Durant, Warriors

That legacy officially begins if the Warriors seal the deal on Friday, and if Durant has another 30-point game, it'll be hard to envision an alternate ending. Just as the Cavaliers had revived their chances in the series, Durant drilled the three, devastating all 20,000-plus fans in Quicken Loans Arena and the millions of others watching across the globe. Read More »

Tyronn Lue Announces Cleveland Cavaliers Starting Lineup for Game 3


They're also playing the most fast-paced, skillful and entertaining basketball that the sport has seen in many a year. That followed up a 38-8-8 stat line in Game 1. So this is the moment we've obviously been looking forward to. It's easy to overreact after two games. Still, Lue, the Cavs' cool-under-pressure coach, believes his team can equal the Warriors' frenetic pace and flip the script as it did in 2016. Read More »

LeBron James could head to Western Conference in 2018


Indiana's Paul George is reportedly eying the Lakers in free agency next year, and L.A. could find themselves with a young star on their hands, having the No.2 overall draft pick in three straight seasons. Sure, LeBron James and the Cavaliers overcame a 3-1 deficit to capture the championship previous year, but with new addition Kevin Durant firing all on all cylinders, this just looks and feels different. Read More »

Riyad Mahrez, Alex Sandro on Chelsea's wishlist


The Telegraph believe that Mahrez wants to leave the King Power Stadium this summer, and Conte is monitoring the Algerian's situation. The Algerian global handed in a written transfer request late last month stating he wants to further his career by joining a bigger club after the Foxes finished 12th in the table last season. Read More »

Nadal can win 15 French Open titles, says Kuerten


Having stunned defending champion Novak Djokovic to make the French Open semi-finals, Dominic Thiem described his next challenge of facing Rafael Nadal as "the toughest match you can imagine". Nadal led 6-2, 2-0 when Carreno Busta stopped. "It just wasn't there for me today, especially in the second part of the match ". Thiem said of Nadal, "You have to play the best guys round after round". Read More »

Wawrinka crushes Cilic to reach French Open semis


This match is set to take place at 15:30 Paris time , and the victor will face either first seed and 2016 finalist Andy Murray , or third seed and 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the final on Sunday. "It's a huge step in the right direction for me", Murray was quoted as saying on the French Open's official Web site. "When you have a lot of wins behind you and confidence with your game, you can go for more". Read More »

Belgian FA Confirm Eden Hazard Has Fractured His Ankle


It has now been confirmed that he will miss out of a couple of worldwide games for Belgium . It's still unclear how long Hazard's ankle will keep him sidelined. The Champions League would be lovely. The winger's 16 goals proved crucial in him winning the Player's Player of the Year, but his plans and fitness for the beginning of next season has been thrown into some doubt with this latest setback. Read More »

AC Milan close in on Conti signing


The Switzerland global leaves the Volkswagen Arena after a successful five-and-a-half-year spell in Germany, having arrived in Wolfsburg from FC Zurich as a 19-year-old in January 2012. "I love this shirt and I'm delighted to be here to play for this club". "I can not deny we had other important offers, but the Rossoneri wanted him most and made him feel important". Read More »