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After upset wins, Pakistan, Lanka square off for CT semis spot

India and South Africa will qualify for the final-four stage if the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is washed out. Cape Town - Indian captain, Virat Kohli, has won the toss and chose to bowl first in a crucial Group B encounter against the Proteas at the Oval in London. Read More »

Cavs stay alive with record-setting effort

They had an All-Star-Game-like 86 points at halftime, and they had logged 115 points - more than they'd had in any full game this series - through the end of three periods. "So, I stood my ground". Durant makes them near unstoppable. With no team from 0-3 to bounce back to win a title, the Cavaliers are not new to this. Read More »

Police dashcam video shows Tiger Woods' sobriety test and arrest

Woods is wearing shorts, a dark hat and a light-colored shirt. Woods' answer is muted in the recording. But new dashcam footage released by police shows just how dazed and disorientated he was. Day credits Woods' 79 PGA Tour career victories with inspiring the him to world No.1. Woods tells the officer he is "following the light", his words running together. Read More »

If You Love Cricket, Don't Try Today's Google Doodle

Although only five, Mackenzie is a knowledgable critic of her father and when Taylor was recently going through a poor patch of form she told him: "Dad, I think now you should poke your tongue out if you get to 50". We have to keep improving and that's what we are looking for. But a tough draw means they have to start strongly, he said. Obviously we have to go a long way. Read More »

Wallabies open new season with dominating win over Fiji


Livewire fullback Israel Folau and winger Henry Speight each scored a brace of tries as Australia opened their season with a dominant 37-14 win over a gallant Fiji on Saturday. A lovely cross-field kick from Foley picked out a leaping Folau, who managed to ground the ball in the fourth minute. Fiji were struggling to live with the slickness of Australia's play and an offside saw Foley extend the gap to ten points on nine minutes. Read More »

Rain ruins Australia's run chase

But it was their turn to look ruefully to the skies at The Oval as the weather closed in with Australia 83-1 after 16 overs - with just four more needed to constitute a game - having bowled Bangladesh out for 182. - They can also qualify if the Australia-England clash gets abandoned due to rain , given they defeat New Zealand by a big margin to convert their negative run-rate into positive. Read More »

Copy-Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

I don't think that necessarily they were bad goals, " Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel - just as linemate Malkin predicted - and 35-year-old playoff newbie Ron Hainsey also scored for Pittsburgh. The under is 4-0 in Predators last 4 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and the under is 5-1-2 in Predators last 8 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game while the under is 8-2-3 in Predators last 13 home games. Read More »

Sri Lanka's De Silva replaces Perera at Champions Trophy

They have played South Africa seven times in one-day worldwide tournaments‚ and won four of those games. "Sometimes team try to do more on the field and ends up with a mess" he added. India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma , Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wk), Hardik Pandya , Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin , Ravindra Jadeja , Umesh Yadav , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami , Dinesh Karthik and Ajinkya Rahane . Read More »

We are not invincible, says Kohli ahead of 'virtual quarters'

Kusal Mendis , has also started to live up to his much-vaunted pedigree. "We all get advice from him, all the batters", Mathews said. "That is a feeling we miss, not playing in Pakistan ", said Sarfraz. It's against a very high-quality side, and we have to go out there and play good cricket. Indian vs South Africa and Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, will now decide which team will go into the semis, and has therefore become nearly quarter finals. Read More »

Penguins rout Predators to take 3-2 Stanley Cup lead

No matter how the ice has tilted one way or another, this Final has earned some extra attention for the Nashville hockey effect with catfish and country music artists, from surprise anthem singers to Carrie Underwood, the wife of Predators captain Mike Fisher . Read More »

Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix pole, ties Senna on all-time list


It was Hamilton's third pole this year, his sixth in Canada -- equalling the record of German Michael Schumacher -- and the 65th of his career. Ferrari had sealed a one-two in the final practice session, but Vettel , who leads Hamilton in the world championship standings by 25 points after his victory in the streets of Monaco a fortnight ago , was ultimately unable to best a time of 1:11.459. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden

Nevertheless, Southgate remains optimistic of a good result on Saturday. "After the first one went in the boys were egging me to have another go and as soon as the ball left my foot I knew it was in". "I'm absolutely delighted for Harry, I've been so impressed by him". To get the goal was special. "Our objective is to qualify and we're still top of the group". Read More »

Gordon Strachan hails Scotland's character after draw with England

England sit top of the table after five games - four of them wins - after Southgate took over from Sam Allardyce, axed after just one qualifier, an injury-time win against Slovakia. " One point is not what we wanted but nothing in football surprises me", he told BBC Radio 5 live . "We have a young team emerging, there was a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old in the front line today who haven't played in many occasions like this". Read More »

Canadian GP: Hamilton takes 65th pole position, equals Senna's record

In the top-ten shoot-out Vettel was out first and clocked an untidy 1:12.423 before Hamilton, in 1:11.791, went six-tenths faster in a record all-time lap time for the circuit. Literally, as a kid I thought if I was lucky I could emulate Ayrton and I can't believe it. No-one knows how hard we worked to get here. The original, which has huge value, remains in the hands of the family and will be presented to Hamilton later on. Read More »

Stanley Cup: Penguins annihilate Predators 6-0 for 3-2 lead

Out long term after neck surgery, Letang isn't a part of this run, but a key adjustment by Hainsey and the other defencemen in the Stanley Cup Final against the Nashville Predators is a major reason why Pittsburgh is one victory away from a second consecutive championship. Read More »

Liverpool's sorry ending to Virgil van Dijk transfer rumours

And now it looks nearly certain the 25-year-old WON'T be moving to Anfield this summer, leaving the door open for a lucrative move elsewhere. Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction... " Club is doing its best to become a laughing stock ", he tweeted along with posting a picture of Liverpool's statement . Southampton's captain revealed Liverpool was his preferred destination over Chelsea and City, and it seemed he was on his way to Anfield with SSN HQ reporting ... Read More »

Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

In fact, it should be noted all four of their previous Cups have come on the road - In Game Six at San Jose and in 1991 in Minnesota, in Game Four in 1992 in Chicago and in Game Seven in 2009 at Detroit. Rinne allowed three first-period goals on nine shots as the Penguins cruised to victory to take a series lead. Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel all put up at least two points each in that game. Read More »

Ben Stokes century knocks Australia out of Champions Trophy

Here, we look back at what we learned from the Birmingham showdown between the arch-rivals. "We just weren't able to get those partnerships together today and get ourselves a score up over 300". Glenn Maxwell after adding to Australia's tally of dropped catches. Bangladesh had reached the quarter-finals when they eliminated England from the 2015 World Cup in Australia . Read More »

Fiery Latvian sets record in Roland Garros victory

A simple equation was widely expected to decide the final - the Ostapenko winners to unforced error tallies would tell the tale. "I felt a little bit nervous", said Ostapenko, according to ESPN . Many players before lost in multiple finals before they finally won and Simona is just going to have to dig deep and keep working hard, come back stronger and give herself another chance. Read More »

Olympic Committee to Name 2024, 2028 Host Cities Simultaneously


IOC sports director Kit McConnell said the Tokyo Games would include 321 events, up from 306 at Rio 2016, with a focus on redressing the Olympic movement's long-standing disparity between male and female athletes. Paris is favourite for the 2024 Games ahead of Los Angeles, but the one of the either will get to host the 2028 Olympics. "This represents a golden opportunity for the Olympic Games and for the IOC ", Mr Bach said at a news conference after an executive board meeting. Read More »