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Nathan Outteridge says Iain Percy's words of wisdom sparked America's Cup comeback

The Team Sweden helmsman slid off his ACC boat and ended up in the water during the third race of today's opening round of the America's Cup challenger final. Rival helmsman Peter Burling had been in the process of creating another come from behind lead change at mark five when the drama unfolded and with the Swedes retiring he sailed unopposed to the finish. Read More »

Draymond Green shoots up list of Cleveland villains

Durant was upset after being accidentally slapped by Kevin Love on a block attempt and after a lengthy review Love was assessed a flagrant foul. "Believeland is not going to give up", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said, "and we're going to keep fighting". Read More »

National Basketball Association 'reviewing several incidents' from Game 4

Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. The Cavs hit 24 shots from downtown, breaking the record for the most 3-pointers made in an NBA Finals game. Kerr was joking about Green. "And so we look forward to the challenge and the matchup". For two full days, after the Warriors won Game 3, chatter related to a 16-0 record dominated conversation. Read More »

England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup

England's 1-0 victory over Venezuela in the 2017 Under-20 World Cup final on Sunday was not only its first global title since 1966, but may mark the start of a new era for one of the game's worldwide underachievers. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Freddie Woodman grabbed the headlines in a team of heroes. Venezuela took control after half-time as England defended deep and tried to hit on the counter. Read More »

Champions Trophy : India bowl against South Africa


The fielding was fantastic and everyone was behind the bowlers. "Everyone looks forward to games like these and everyone is very excited". "You need to have a good balance of being competitive, being passionate, but at the same time not getting overexcited", said Kohli about India's approach to knockout games. Read More »

Manchester United target Morata 'likes' post linking him with Old Trafford move


However, with Lindelof already signed and Morata looking destined to join him, United are seemingly trying to conclude their transfer business early this summer. Mourinho wants the club to get a flurry of these key deals done quickly so he can begin planning for the season, and Benfica's Swedish centre-half Victor Lindelof is now fully expected to join United after this worldwide break. Read More »

Kevin Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors rallied late for a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday to grab a commanding 3-0 NBA Finals lead and move within one game of postseason perfection. "So emotions might get the best of you at times, and it's not the worst thing in the world". A year ago they were complacent, especially in Game 3s. Golden State's flawless postseason is over and Cleveland's coming back again. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India face Proteas challenge in do-or-die clash

South Africa also come into the final fixture on the back of a defeat, against Pakistan on Wednesday, but Kohli warned his team not to underestimate the Proteas. "He's hard to stop when he gets going", De Villiers added. Known for his dominating attitude with the bat, Villiers is renowned for hins unorthodox shots which can flummox opposition bowlers. Read More »

9-time champ Nadal faces Wawrinka in French Open men's final

Not bad for an old guy, huh? Rafael Nadal swept the men's French Open final on Sunday, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, laying down an overwhelming performance Sunday against Stan Wawrinka . Meanwhile, Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus booked their spots in the men's doubles final with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Colombian duo of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. Read More »

Cavs end Warriors' perfect post-season run in Game 4

Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. Cleveland made 24 3-pointers. Irving is right in the sense that everybody on the Cavaliers finally came together and played a good game in unison. "It's whatever you need to get yourself ready to play". Now, there's one more win to come before the prophecy comes true. "We got to find our edge next game". Read More »

India set 192 to beat South Africa in Champs Trophy showdown

India lost Rohit Sharma early in the chase but skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stitched a partnership of over 100 runs. Brilliant bowling by Indian bowlers and electrifying fielding helped the defending champions restrict South Africa at 191 runs in the crucial group stage match of the Champions Trophy here on Sunday. Read More »

Nadal and Wawrinka set for mouth-watering showdown


Fourth-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain is facing No. 3 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland on Court Philippe Chatrier. Tennis world number one Andy Murray says he's happy with his performance at Roland Garros this year, despite losing out to Stan Wawrinka in the semi-final on Friday evening. Read More »

Rafael Nadal's road to French Open 2017 men's singles final

Sometimes he was very smart at shooting good balls, which made me hesitate. Wawrinka had lost all 12 earlier matches against Nadal; their series now stands at 15-3. I believe he can do it. And I finished the year being World No. 1, winning here (in Paris ), winning the US Open. He's the best player we have ever had. Read More »

Jean Segura gets $70M deal from Mariners covering 2018-22


That seems like a relative bargain for Seattle in this thriving baseball economy. He is now on Seattle's 10-day disabled list with a high ankle sprain, but when he's been healthy he's been not just one of the Mariners' best offensive players, but one of the top hitters in the American League. Read More »

Former M's engineer Blue Jays win over Mariners 4-2


Seattle starter Ariel Miranda was booed whenever he tried to pick off a runner at first base. Kendrys Morales' two-run home run was made more tolerable by the lemon bar I ate while watching an osprey swoop low over the trees. He thought he had him punched out. You can't let your guard down. It was just lack of focus and it should not happen at this level. It was scored a fielder's choice because brain cramp isn't recognized in the official scoring rules. Read More »

Warriors, Cavaliers arrive in the Bay Area for Game 5

On Sky Cable, the NBA Finals can also be seen LIVE and in HD on ABS-CBN HD channel 167 and S+A HD channel 166. For additional information, including metered market ratings and Game 4 streaming records, visit ESPN Media Zone to access the press release from earlier today. Read More »

Kohli my target: Hasan Ali on CT2017 clash with India

They have also developed the backbone to fight out of tough situations, as evidenced by a comeback win against Sri Lanka in Tests, a rout of Afghanistan to secure their 100th victory in ODIs and a spirited defence of 238 against England in Dhaka . Read More »

Cavs Put On Historic Performance in NBA Finals Game 4 Victory

Those who bet heavily, favor the Warriors . Now, back in Cleveland , LeBron took a 20-win franchise (that he originally abandoned) and turned them into the dominant force in the Eastern Conference. But he never appeared to have the same explosiveness the rest of the way and it was never more evident than in the final minutes of their back-breaking Game 7 loss to the Cavs . Read More »

Mets apologize after four-fingered mascot flips off fan

He said Wednesday night that Sogard would lead off again Thursday afternoon in the series finale. In the fall of 2010, Rufus the Bobcat, the mascot of Ohio University, launched a premeditated attack on Ohio State's Brutus Buckeye in front of 105,075 fans packed inside the Horseshoe. Read More »

Irving, James lead Cavaliers over Warriors to avoid sweep

Irving scored 40 points while James added 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and Kevin Love contributed 23 points as the defending champion Cavaliers snapped Golden State's NBA-record post-season win streak at 15 games. So Green offered the Cavaliers a fans a parting shot. The Warriors are now 15-1 in this year's postseason, the best start of all time . He picked up a technical foul, his second in the two games here - and at one point it seemed he got a third after a mix-up ... Read More »

Didier Drogba Scores on Phoenix Rising Debut


Didier Drogba netted a goal and assisted on another to help his new Phoenix Rising squad to a 2-1 win Saturday night in Arizona. 11 shirt and the captain's armband, the former Chelsea striker headed home Amadou Dia's cross in the 40th minute. Read More »

Real Madrid celebrates 12th European title back in Spain


With 42 goals in 46 games this season and two major trophies, all whilst it was suggested that Ronaldo was declining in ability, he may have just put himself in contention for a fifth Ballon d'Or. Real Madrid has won their third Champions League title in last four years and 12th overall. "I hope to return many more times and that we can celebrate many more titles". Read More »

Stan Wawrinka Defeats Murray to reach French Open Final


But it turns out that Wawrinka's match with Andy Murray - a battle between veterans who've won three majors - was the standout encounter. "He's still going to do incredible defence, play the right tennis at the right moment". The fourth set however is the one Murray will rue. Wawrinka broke for a 5-3 lead in the opener but handed the advantage straight back to the Scot in his next service game. Read More »

Cincinnati's Gennett equals Major League Baseball record

Gennett, who came to Cincinnati from Milwaukee in spring training, becomes the first Reds player and 17th player in Major League Baseball to hit four home runs in a single game. Oh, and Gennett is also the first Red to ever do it. First , the stutter-stepping Jon Gant and doing his best to mimic the two earned runs Gant relinquished was righty John Brebbia . Read More »