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CT 2017: India win toss, opt to field vs South Africa

Asked if he was 100 per cent for the match , De Villiers said: "I am, yes". Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers sport a big smile as they chat beside the pitch. "As I told you people there are a number of possibilities. Hopefully it's a good win". India has been the slowest in the tournament so far and in the run-rate on their first 10 overs of the match . Read More »

Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller for England


However, Kane soon cushioned a volley home following Raheem Sterling's deep cross. "It's a big moment for the team". The questions around this centre on character, on the ability to withstand events that go against you. "I have got to say it was like watching a heavyweight boxer versus a middleweight. That was beyond the call of duty and there is no-one here who knows how it hard is to play against those players on a day like that", he added. Read More »

Mahrez has 'nothing on the table' amid Arsenal and Barcelona transfer talk


The Algerian's wage demands and transfer fee are not a problem for Barca, who do like the 26-year-old, but they are yet to make any kind of move for the playmaker. The club and I are on the same page regarding my future so we'll see. According to Sport , his agent has already spoken to Barcelona officials, but the Catalan giants have informed them that ultimately there are other priorities for them this summer, namely a new right-back as they have failed to find a solution in that ... Read More »

Young Lions lift trophy in South Korea


Calvert-Lewin opens the scoring for England in South Korea (Picture: Getty) The XI that started in Suwon featured no United players, with five Everton players making up the core of the squad, and it was forward Dominic Calvert-Lewis who scored the all-important goal. Read More »

South Africa fancy chances against Sri Lanka


Opener Niroshan Dickwella had given them a blistering start smashing 41 off 33 balls. Pradeep could have sent back du Plessis in the 17th over had Malinga not dropped a catch at fine leg after he pulled a short delivery. Dickwella soon opened up scoring five boundaries and a six while Tharanga smashed two more boundaries in the eighth over as Sri Lanka raced to 68 for naught in eight overs. Read More »

Noren wins BMW PGA Championship with course record


For most of the afternoon he looked set to earn himself a seventh third-round edge after four birdies in five holes following the turn atoned for a 1-over-par front nine. "I had not thought of trying to win this morning", said Noren, who will move into the world's top 10 this week. "But you've still got to hit the shots, and I did that today". Read More »

Sidney Crosby Punches PK Subban's Head Into Ice

Once the Rangers lost to the bone-dry Senators in the second round, hope in the Eastern Conference rested exclusively on Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. What I do know is this: The NHL got exactly what they created. Much of that identity comes from the team's backend. He's been the longest-serving player on this team. Read More »

Real Madrid reject Manchester United's bid for striker Alvaro Morata


The Spain striker even liked a story on Instagram suggesting he'd like Bale to make the move alongside him this summer in what some might perceive as another telling hint . "He wants to play more which is normal for an attacker who has scored 20 goals ". Morata will become the most expensive Spanish player of all time. Read More »

Kane scores late in England's 2-2 draw vs Scotland

It's not three points but it could be a massive point in the end", he said . Griffiths curled wide and Lallana forced another save from Gordon before Strachan introduced Chris Martin in the hope of him repeating his last-gasp heroics against Slovenia in March. Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Highlights

Rinne has a 9-1 record this spring with a 1.44 goals-against average and.949 save percentage in Nashville. Yet the goalie and the Predators stand between Pittsburgh and a big chunk of history. "That is, hands down, the best game that we've played in this series to this point", Sullivan said. "I had a gesture with my hand and before I knew it the thing was flying across the ice". Read More »

Raikkonen pays the price for Qualifying mistakes in Canada

An emotional Hamilton said: "I am shaking... Wow..." Ayrton - I know for many people - he was your favorite driver and he was the same for me. "I've got the stamp, I posted it the other day", he said, before a prod from Vettel at his side made him see the unintended pun. Read More »

Bayern Munich sign Gnabry from Werder on three-year deal


Many Werder Bremen fans have thanked Gnabry for all his efforts this season and not begrudged him a big move, but chairman Filbry does not appear to be as forgiving. "I have an exciting challenge ahead and I am really looking forward to it". He said of his move: "It is a great honour to be part of FC Bayern". He spent the 2015-16 season at West Bromwich Albion on loan from the North London club. Read More »

Nadal crushes Thiem to set up Wawrinka showdown

Not bad for an old guy, huh? When Wawrinka hit a reflex volley passing victor to a corner after a blink-and-you-miss-it exchange as both men stood at the net, he held a set point at 6-5 in the first-set tiebreaker. - It was the first time Wawrinka lost a set at Roland Garros this year. Wawrinka is the 2015 French Open champ, and he earned a spot in the final the hard way by outlasting No. Read More »

West Ham confident they can sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer


Left-back Sead Kolasinac has already arrived from Schalke 04, but Nicholas wants the Gunners boss to go all out to try to sign players of the calibre of Raphael Varane and Alexandre Lacazette ahead of their rivals. "Like Reiss Nelson, like Ainsley Maitland-Niles already". 'So we have quality players who might have a chance next season and hopefully we will be able to do that again because that's part of the DNA of the club as well'. Read More »

LeBron James Says Warriors 'Probably' Have Most Firepower He's Ever Played

Jesse Jackson. He did that countless times on Wednesday night but all for naught. "I believe in playing a lot of people and I also believe in getting them a little rest". "You know, it's a rhythm thing". "If we win the championship, I'm like 99 percent sure we don't get him", Green told ESPN's Zach Lowe . Golden State is playing to be No. Read More »

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open final against Simona Halep

Jelena Ostapenko stunned Simona Halep to win Roland Garros 2017 - her first ever title, as the wide open tournament this year drew to a close. Yet for much of the contest, hanging into rallies by her fingernails, it seemed Halep's steady approach would see her become only the second Romanian woman to win a grand slam title after her manager Virginia Ruzici's 1978 Roland Garros win. Read More »

Penguins shutout Predators to regain lead in Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh is threatening to turn Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final into a rout. Not even 13 minutes into the first period , Fleury was pulled after allowing the 4-0 lead. The Predators say their watch party at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville was sold out nearly an hour before puck drop, with thousands of fans inside . Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins cruise to 3-2 series lead

Steve Mayer, NHL executive vice-president and content officer, says the NHL wanted a way to cap the Predators' last home game of the Stanley Cup Final in a memorable way. "Understand that we're going to play a desperate team", said Penguins captain Sidney Crosby after collecting three assists. Not only did the Penguins shut out the Predators in Game 5, but their defencemen either scored or assisted on five out of the six goals they tallied. Read More »

Comeback Cavs end Warriors flawless postseason in Game 4


Golden State's flawless postseason is over. Kevin Durant was the biggest prize of last year's offseason and on Wednesday he showed why the Warriors were so keen to get him, draining the shot of his career to put Golden State on the cusp of an unprecedented flawless postseason. Read More »

Draymond Green: I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland

However, the no-call didn't go unnoticed by some of the Warriors players. JR Smith, a hero in last year's playoffs, has 3 points, yes three points total, in two games. More freakish was Cleveland going scoreless in the last 3:10 in the face of GSW's blazing 11-0 finish-seven by Durant. The Cleveland Cavaliers came out playing with force in Game 4, playing with passion inspired in part by Draymond Green . Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins: Three Keys to Clinching the Stanley Cup

If the Predators can win Game 6 Sunday night and force a seventh game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh , it's clear Rinne is going to have figure out his opponents. He gave up two goals in the first 6:43 of the game and it never improved from there as h started the second period on the bench. "Of course I want to win every game", said Murray, who gave up eight goals in two losses in Nashville. Read More »

Stokes, Morgan heroics lead to Australia's Champion's Trophy exit

England were 240-4 after 40.2 overs when more rain arrived at the central England venue. England were 40 runs ahead of the required D/L score and were eventually declared victor. Roy may be struggling for form with the bat at the top of the order, but his brilliant effort in the field started a stunning collapse as Australia lost five wickets in rapid succession. Read More »