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Ruth Davidson: Tories need to listen to other parties on Brexit

But speaking after the Tories picked up six of the seats, ousting some big SNP names in the process, he said the nationalist party's victory in 2015 was always going to be a hard task to repeat. " Theresa May and her team are fully aware of that fact". "There is a feeling that people are fed up of voting, this is the seventh time in the last three years that we have been voting". Read More »

Cavs stay alive with victory in Game 4

Kyrie Irving knocked down seven of Cleveland's 24 3-pointers - one of their three Finals scoring records - and had 40 points as the Cavs stopped Golden State's 15-game postseason winning streak and lived to see another game. The Cavs were the beneficiaries of some truly terrible calls early in the contest and got to the line 22 times in the opening quarter en route to scoring a Finals-record 49 points in the first period alone. Read More »

Murray and Wawrinka sweep into French Open last 16


The conditions today were very slow and heavy, so coming from behind in those conditions can be difficult, because it feels like you have to work very hard for every point. His major titles have come on faster surfaces at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, but Murray was the French Open runner-up a year ago. "Andy, he's very smart on court", Del Potro said to Guardian reporters after losing. Read More »

India and South Africa to play for quarter-final


In last year's WT20, India entered the last league match needing a win against Australia, and pulled it off spectacularly despite the asking rate reaching almost 12 an over. Kushal Perera might miss his next game with his hamstring injury. Outside the subcontinent Indian pacers also lack bite. Both teams have identical records of a win and a loss from their previous group matches. Read More »

Australia to defend 277 against England to qualify for semis

Australia have not won at Edgbaston for 12 matches in all formats at Edgbaston since an Ashes Test success in 2001, with that run including a group defeat by England in the last Champions Trophy four years ago. Australia resisted the temptation to bring in the big-hitting Chris Lynn or recall seamer John Hastings. With Bangladesh knocking out New Zealand in what was an epic of a game last night, only a win would now allow the Steve Smith-led side to enter the semi-finals of the marquee ... Read More »

Eoin Morgan's England out to leave Australia's Champions Trophy hopes in ashes

While the weather forecast earlier this week had pointed to another washout on Saturday, a mostly cloudy and dry day is now predicted in the English midlands with rain falling in the evening, after the match is scheduled to finish. Australia match, and Tigers fans in their home country can watch a live stream via Gazi TV at this link - but the stream can be viewed only inside the borders of Bangladesh. Read More »

Raikkonen's Ferrari sets pace in Canadian GP practice, Stroll 17th

The three-time champion Briton steered his Mercedes to a fastest time of one minute and 11.459 seconds to outpace nearest rival and world championship leading German Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari by 0.330 seconds. "I think we just need to focus on our job". The two Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo finished fifth and sixth. "It's going to be very close ", said Hamilton, a five-time Canadian GP victor. Read More »

Irving sparks Cavaliers over Warriors to end ideal playoff run

Wanda Durant and Sonya Curry couldn't contain their happiness while making their way down an arena tunnel following the excitement of Game 3 on Wednesday night. The Cavs were determined not to let the Warriors sweep them, and it was Cleveland , not Golden State, which busted Finals scoring records in the first half. Read More »

Sharing power, Southgate gives Kane captaincy against Scots


Wayne Rooney , still technically the team captain, missed out on the squad after a season-long struggle for form and fitness for Manchester United, handing Kane the opportunity to become the latest man to take on the armband. That is one decision that I'm not in a rush to take time-scale wise. It can't always be the same players that leads in every meeting, in every training session. Read More »

Moment of magic gives Lions another lesson on NZ tour

Gatland insisted post-match he felt there were positives to be taken from a performance he felt was much improved from Saturday's showing, but insisted addressing the needless number of penalties given away will be a priority in training in the coming days. Read More »

Warriors fans hopeful for Game 5

So when he picked up a technical in the third quarter, everyone assumed Green was ejected from the game . The main thing for the Warriors is that, even after a record-setting, 137-116 loss to the Cavaliers in Friday's Game 4, they are still overwhelmingly likely to win the NBA Finals , right? But it's one they had to have, and a series that wasn't living up to its hype and seemed headed for a quick conclusion is California bound for Game 5 on Monday night. Read More »

Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Two consecutive victories don't give coach Peter Laviolette belief that his Nashville Predators have momentum against the Pittsburgh Penguins going into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. They watched on TV as Malkin's wrist shot with 10 seconds left in the first gave Pittsburgh a 3-0 edge it never came close to giving up. "We've got to be better in front of him". Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors

The Warriors have won 15 in a row this postseason. With the Cavaliers falling behind 0-3 to the Warriors in the NBA Finals , and the NBA Draft still a couple weeks away, what could spice things up around the league? The Durant-led Warriors hold a commanding 3-0 lead over Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers and could become the first team to go undefeated throughout the postseason in National Basketball Association history when they meet for Game 4 on Saturday at 1:00 pm ... Read More »

Cavs beat Warriors to stay alive in NBA Finals

Then, James and Kevin Durant , who led Golden State with 35 points, picked up double technical fouls for jawing at each other at center court, which had the entire crowd on its feet. The Cavs came one point shy of the playoff record for highest scoring half, set by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1978 when they scored 87 in the second half of a 143-112 win over the Denver Nuggets. Read More »

Gatland responds to critics after Lions see off Crusaders


The British & Irish Lions put in their best display of the tour so far and a number of Irish players were involved. The home side went into the tie averaging roughly five tries per match in Super Rugby but their northern visitors kept them down to a single penalty . Read More »

Beating unrest at home, Venezuela makes it into first World Cup final


Dominic Solanke believes England have what it takes to win going into the Under-20 World Cup final against Venezuela. Since winning the World Cup back in 1966 on home soil, England has underachieved on the global stage. When England landed in South Korea, they were looking to reverse 20 years of failure in the tournament going back to their last win in 1997, when a 17-year-old Michael Owen scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Mexico. Read More »

Spurs striker Harry Kane named England captain vs. Scotland

The twice Premier League top goalscorer has scored five goals in 17 internationals and Southgate has been impressed by his desire to improve. "I was lucky enough to play in the game a couple of years ago when we won 3-1 and the game at Wembley was good as well, a convincing 3-0 win". Read More »

America's Cup: New Zealand hold final lead after Swedish skipper goes overboard

It's pretty hard when any person goes overboard to get these boats around the track". "The main goal will be to stay on the boat from now on". Team New Zealand twice defeated the Swedish syndicate in the qualifying phase. Outteridge fell off his catamaran as it went through a manoeuvre in race three in Bermuda's Great Sound. "I think he was a bit upset with what happened to be honest", Paul Goodison, a member of the Artemis Racing team, said on BT Sport television after the race, ... Read More »

Liverpool end Van Dijk interest

Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, with many understandably delighted and others taking the time to laugh at their arch-rivals. Southampton have consistently said they do not intend to sell Van Dijk, who joined from Celtic for 13 million pounds in September 2015 and signed a new six-year contract in 2016. Read More »

Russian Federation calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

Previously, the US had insisted the Qatar crisis wouldn't affect USA military efforts in the Middle East. Russian presidential aide, Yuri Ushakov has said earlier this week that, unlike the US, Russia had not yet announced any mediation attempts between the warring groups. Read More »

Durant's deep three puts Cleveland in deep 3-0 hole

Durant scored 31 points and Klay Thompson had 30 for the Warriors, who improved to 15-0 in the postseason and are on the brink of the first undefeated finish in the National Basketball Association. it just looks like he understands this is his moment, this is his time", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on Thursday. Both guys played tremendous games, really did some fantastic things, one-on-one, making shots, and then they got a lot of contributions from others, too. Read More »

The Night the NBA Finals Got Weird

Part of what fueled that outburst was apparently smack talk by Draymond Green. The Warriors had swept their first three postseason series, dominated the Cavs for much of the first three games and were 48 minutes away from a title they've coveted for a year. Read More »