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Lange, Deichmann Selected on Day 1 of MLB Draft

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He has a 9-5 record and a 2.92 ERA in 111 innings while limiting opponents to a.233 batting average. Lange is also known for his strikeout prowess, having fanned 134 in 2017 in helping the Tigers to a berth in the College World Series for the second time in three seasons. Read More »

Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title

Simona Halep defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the French Open semifinals on Thursday. Unseeded Ostapenko downed Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3 on her 20th birthday to become the first Latvian finalist at a major. "I didn't think I would be in the final but every match I've played better ", Ostapenko said. Ostapenko, the world No 47, is the first unseeded player to reach the final at Roland Garros since Mima Jausovec in 1983. Read More »

Pierce backs fearless Latvian to outlast Timea

The last teenager to advance to the semifinals at Roland Garros was Ana Ivanovic 10 years ago. Paris , though, brings out her best. "I think there was probably some nerves at the beginning of the match but it was great to see her come back and play aggressive and fierce tennis especially at such a young age against a great player like Wozniacki ". Read More »

Alun Wyn Jones to lead Lions recovery mission against Crusaders

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The Lions have refused to risk Sam Warburton , who is carrying an ankle niggle, but aside from that Gatland has named a starting team for the Crusaders that boasts a host of potential Test-match combinations. They're in the infancy of this tour, they'll only get better, and they'll be a good side when the Tests come round . The Lions feel they were unlucky to lose at Eden Park, that it came from a moment of brilliance, and the talents of Steven Luatua, Sonny Bill Williams and ... Read More »

Penguins favored to win Stanley Cup next year

The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County today announced that a victory parade for the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. That was really what we did all season, all playoffs. That said, Crosby is the engine that makes everything go. So, too, was Marc-Andre Fleury handing the Stanley Cup to Murray. Read More »

Diego Costa willing to suffer for Atletico Madrid return

The Blues are confident they can sign the diminutive winger - who played under Conte with the Italian national team - for around £45 million. He told the Spanish media after scoring in Spain's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Macedonia: "Things don't work like that". Read More »

Bangladesh score 5-wicket win over New Zealand

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But by then Bangladesh were nearly home at 257 for five. Wild celebrations erupted in the Bangladesh viewing area and on the field while Williamson and his team-mates could scarcely believe their eyes after reducing their opponents to 33-4. Read More »

Fan pays $133000 for pair of NBA Finals tickets

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OAKLAND, Calif . (AP) - Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted National Basketball Association championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Read More »

Predators vs. Penguins live stream, Game 2

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If the Predators don't get it together back home in "Smashville", it might only be two. The 22-year-old tied the game 1-1 in the opening frame and then sparked the third period avalanche by beating Rinne 10 seconds in. "One of strengths of our team this season is that we've been able to adapt and find ways to score", Penguins center Matt Cullen said. Guentzel, who snapped an eight-game goalless drought when he pumped the victor by Rinne with 3:17 left in the series opener, tied it later ... Read More »

Pitcher? Hitter? Both? MLB draft marked by 2-way players

The 21-year-old is the only three-time victor of the John Olerud Award, given to the best two-way player in college baseball , having won it in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He's 10-3 with an ERA of 2.34, 140 strikeouts and 33 walks. At the plate, McKay is batting.343 with 17 home runs and 56 runs batted in. The junior has 213 career hits, 131 RBIs and 27 home runs with a.328 average. Read More »

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward 'happy' to stay and wants more trophies

He said: "It's always hard to win a Champions League and especially against a team that had only conceded three goals throughout the Champions League and today we've got four and that shows how good we've been this season". "But I will be able to rest in the summer, do some more rehab and then come back next season stronger". "We just had to go for it". "To play a final in your home city is incredible, but to win it is better still, a great experience". Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: De Villiers Praises Tahir, Tharanga Banned

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South Africa have leg-spinner Imran Tahir and David Miller fit for the contest and captain AB de Villiers believes his side is ready to peak after the 2-1 series defeat to England . But Sri Lanka , with paceman Lasith Malinga back in the fold at the age of 33, stuck to their task well after electing to field and limited the South Africans to a modest 299 for six from their 50 overs. Read More »

Fan buys most expensive seats in NBA history for Game 5

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It's not only because we didn't play well . Especially this time of year, whatever it takes, and it's our job as a staff to help each guy figure out where they can make an impact. Not since 1996 had a team up 3-0 failed to sweep in the final. "I think if we can kind of duplicate that same thing we did in Game 4 , we have a good chance to win in Game 5 ". Read More »

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant

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Drafted second overall in 2007, Durant went on to average 20.3 points per game in his rookie campaign with the Seattle SuperSonics, one of the few bright spots during the team's dismal season, and was a runaway victor of the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Read More »

All Seattle Seahawks 2017 preseason games will be nationally televised

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There are, however, a select set of games that get the live treatment on the league's network, and this year, the Miami Dolphins will take center stage during the "dress rehearsal" week of games. It will be the only live game aired during Preseason Week 3. The two teams will host at least one joint practice session in Santa Clara the week of the game. Read More »

Erdogan expresses support for Qatar amid Arab crisis

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Germany has called for diplomatic efforts to resolve a growing crisis over Qatar, which is accused by four Arab neighbours of funding terrorism. Speaking from the White House, Trump said Qatar "has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level", reported Financial Times . Read More »

North Korea: Dennis Rodman making return trip to communist nation

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The half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was in possession of US$120,000 (RM511,806) when he was killed at a Kuala Lumpur airport in February, the Asahi reported, adding that he met with an American suspected of connections with a United States intelligence agency four days before his death. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: Three keys to winning Game 5

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Irving scored 40 points in the Game 5 win at Golden State previous year, hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute of Game 7 and scored 40 more on Friday, raising his average in those elimination games to 32.5 points per game. It's two super teams facing off and anything is possible. In a play that seemed to say much about where the series was headed, Curry beat James comprehensively on a one-on-one play. Read More »

Scotland 2-2 England: Late Kane equaliser salvages point

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Those failings are fresh in the mind of the man now charge, with former England defender Southgate outlining to his desire to become the world's best upon his permanent appointment as manager. Kane had come close on several occasions as Scotland sat in with a 5-4-1 formation, although the hosts improved for a spell after Jake Livermore's deflected effort hit the post just after half-time. Read More »

Game 5 Preview: Warriors vs. Cavaliers

Steph Curry followed with a deep 3 of his own to get the Warriors rolling on a 21-2 run. The next step in that monumental effort will take place at Oracle Arena on Monday night, with tipoff set for just after 9 p.m. The Warriors lead the series 3-1. Golden State got there a little differently this time around, opening up a 3-0 lead. Teams throughout National Basketball Association playoff history, starting with the first round, are 126-0 when having a 3-0 lead. Read More »

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, 20, Clinches Her First Major Title, The French Open

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She's the first competitor - man or woman - to win make the French her first career title since Gustavo Kuerten accomplished that feat in 1997, the day Ostapenko was born. This was the classic contrast of styles, with Halep a superb mover and defender, but ultimately aggression won out. There was a clear opportunity for a breakthrough at this French Open with Williams, now 35, taking a hiatus for the birth of her first child and with No. Read More »

Warriors' Kevin Durant earns 2017 Finals MVP award

Kevin Durant made sure of that. He's welcoming that challenge with open arms and expects to play like he did in Games 1, 2 and 3. This is a different year, a different situation, and, as Curry said , a different team - one with more experience, and with Kevin Durant . Read More »

Mike Ashley 'considering selling Newcastle to Chinese consortium'

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The club have become a more attractive prospect since gaining promotion from the Championship, returning to the Premier League after one year in England's second tier. Ashley has put Newcastle up for sale in the past but there hadn't been a public push to offload the club recently. It's claimed Ashley is considering all the options available to him. Read More »

Game 4 referees clarify technical foul confusion

In all, five players committed technical fouls in the third - James and Iman Shumpert from the Cavaliers and Kevin Durant , Green and Zaza Pachulia from the Warriors . Burke added that those at the scorer's table were in agreement the officials told them the first-quarter technical was initially on Green, per USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt . Read More »