Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Latest news
Home » Sports


Pakistan Stun Proteas in Rain Affected Encounter

After the spinners did the initial damage, paceman Hasan Ali took three for 24 in eight overs. And when fast bowler Morne Morkel took two wickets in three balls, Pakistan were faltering at 41 for two under the floodlights in this day/night fixture. Read More »

Hart likely to miss out for England in France


People look at one player now to drag them through but we have plenty of leaders in the team to try and change the game. Sir Geoff Hurst, hat-trick hero of the 1966 World Cup win, tweeted "maybe some of these boy could go on and do it at senior level in 2022 or 2026!", whilst Harry Kane , the Three Lions' captain in Saturday's draw with Scotland , said it was an "amazing achievement to be world champions". Read More »

Everton lead the race to sign AC Milan, Lazio target


Everton appear to be planning for like after Barkley by making moves for Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson and United are ready to move for the midfielder should he become available, according to the Times . Netherlands worldwide Klaassen, meanwhile, is a long-term target, with Koeman now ready to firm up his interest with a bid after having monitored his situation at Ajax for some time. Read More »

Stanley Cup notebook: Wilson rejoins Preds lineup

Ellis was called for holding on the play and with the ensuing power play, Crosby set up Schultz for a blast that snuck through the pads of Pekka Rinne , who got the hook after only 20 minutes. "The only way you can do your very best to control the outcome is to focus on the process", he said. The only outlier in that span was Los Angeles' 2014 win over the New York Rangers that was decided on Alec Martinez's double-overtime goal in Game Five at Staples Center. Read More »

Aaron Judge 2 HRs, hits drive nearly 500 feet, Yankees rout Orioles


When asked a question about himself, Judge almost always turns it into praise for his teammates. "I wasn't sure what was going to happen there, but he got a pitch and he crushed it". Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman removes his cap after allowing five runs in the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in New York , Sunday, June 11, 2017 . Read More »

Fleury waives NMC, will be exposed to Vegas


The Penguins can only protect one goalie due to expansion rules and wouldn't risk losing 23-year-old Matt Murray , who is one day removed from winning his second straight Stanley Cup . Fleury has another two seasons at $5.75 million. The expansion draft is set to go down on Wednesday, June 21 . More importantly for the Golden Knights, Fleury is the ideal face for a new franchise. Read More »

Lions to dedicate tour to London victims, says Warburton

However, former All Blacks prop Richard Loe, a provincial and global teammate of Gatland, wrote in his New Zealand Herald column on Sunday that the Lions could not hide behind excuses after their poor performance. Gatland had promised wholesale changes for each of the first three games of the tour in order to give all of the 41 players an opportunity to press for test selection. Read More »

Warriors Win 2017 NBA Finals With 129-120 Game 5 Victory

Cleveland cut the lead to 71-60 at halftime, with Smith burying a deep three-pointer from the left wing with 1.3 remaining. I hope we're a little more nervous. It was 1-3 pick and roll with Curry and Durant or pick on our weakest defender and try to attack that. "They're so committed to each other and unselfish", Kerr added of his players. Read More »

Warriors clinch National Basketball Association title to continue golden age

Hitting, being physical, we have to do that. "So to have a beer right now and come talk to you guys, it feels great", he added. The Golden State Warriors earned their second National Basketball Association title in three years with a 129 to 120 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland Monday night, led by All-Star forward Kevin Durant's 39 points and strong bench scoring. Read More »

Cavs' Richard Jefferson: Pressure is all on Warriors in Game 5

Irving scored 40 points in the Game Five win at Golden State past year, hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute of Game Seven and scored 40 more on Friday, raising his average in those elimination games to 32.5 points per game. But if history somehow repeats itself, it actually would be a bigger collapse than past year since the Warriors led this series 3-0. No team in National Basketball Association history has bounced back from a 3-0 finals deficit. Read More »

Australia endure second Champions Trophy washout


Australia: Steve Smith (c), David Warner , Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head , Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa. Read More »

LeBron James dunks over Kevin Durant in Game 5

With the history of last year's resounding 3-1 comeback effort by the Cavaliers fresh on everyone's minds, Game 4 had a bigger impact on this series than getting Cleveland its first win. One interesting detail is how Golden State reworked the defense with Curry over the season so that he wouldn't be forced into bad switches against the Cavaliers. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to National Basketball Association title

Durant has 39 points and has seemingly hit a shot every time the Cavaliers have threatened, leading the Warriors to a 118-106 lead in Game 5 of the NBA Finals with 5:01 to play. The Warriors, who were playing a Game 5 for the first time in the postseason, shot 51.1 percent from the field and 36.8 percent on 3-pointers. "These guys are so gifted and committed to each other and so unselfish", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Read More »

Harry Kane comes to England's rescue against Scotland

Fans needed a bit of patience before the sixth arrived courtesy of Julian Brandt, whose first global goal came in the 72nd, and Wagner completed the rout with five minutes remaining. Speaking about captaining the Three Lions , Kane admitted that it was the " most special moment " of his career thus far. To be 2-1 down in stoppage time , to get that goal is special. Read More »

Twitter reacts to Warriors defeating Cavs for 2017 championship

Durant has been criticized occasionally in his career for struggling in the biggest of moments, but he has been devastating in these NBA Finals . Or lead to an even more serious breach, LeBron James bursting through like the Kool-Aid Man - "Oh yeah!" - to wreak even greater havoc than he already has. Read More »

Nadal cruises into French Open quarters in style


The fifth seed made the last eight at Roland Garros in 2015 -her best showing at a Slam - and is also number one on the Race to Singapore leaderboard. As if by stealth, Dominic Thiem moved into the quarterfinals with another quietly devastating performance. Nishikori, 27, needed nearly four hours to win 7-5 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 0-6 6-4 in a third-round match finished on Sunday after the previous day's rain delay. Read More »

French Open 2017: Day 2 - what you missed - Rafa, Djokovic through


Nadal , who was forced to withdraw before last year's third round with a wrist injury, brushed aside 45th-ranked Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 inside two hours. "The rest of the things I am happy with". The 2017 French Open is now underway at Roland Garros in Paris , with the world's biggest tennis stars looking to win the open title and scoop nearly $2 million in prize money. Read More »

Nadal wins record 10th French Open title


Sunday's win is Nadal's 15th career grand slam title to tie him with second-placed Pete Sampras on the all-time men's tennis leader board. - Nadal won the first set 6-2 after breaking Wawrinka's serve for the second time. But Nadal seized control when they returned to the court, and the match ended anticlimactically with a double-fault by Djokovic . Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka misses a return against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their men's final match of the French Open ... Read More »

NBA Finals Game 5: Players get feisty

Andre Iguodala led the Warriors bench with 20 points. While the roll on of momentum helped, the Cavaliers simply couldn't get the lid off the bucket during the second. "Maybe more measured", Myers said, comparing Green from past year to now. Cleveland's bench has just four points. They were happy to play the game at the Warriors pace, and they beat them at their own game. Read More »

Watch Warriors vs Cavaliers Game 5 online, preview

Kevin Durant scores a team-high 39 points to help Golden State defeat the Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5. After two straight Golden State blowouts to open the series and a thrilling comeback in Game 3, things turned feisty in Game 4 as the teams that are meeting in a third straight Finals showed some animosity. Read More »

How to Watch NBA Finals Game 5 Golden State vs

We can't let him do that again. With all of the Warriors' big guns healthy, the Cavaliers understand where they stand. "They're going to view this as a game seven situation", Cleveland's Richard Jefferson said . Another 3-1 lead for Warriors - anxious or nah? Meanwhile, Cleveland's LeBron James led the Cavs with 41 points, but came up short for the fourth time in seven years. Read More »

LeBron Would Want Magic & Jordan On 3-Man Team

Hong Kong received a boost to their medal hopes ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after table tennis mixed doubles was added to the medal programme. As far as teaming up with today's National Basketball Association players? The men's 4x100m medley quartet came closest to qualifying for the Rio Olympics last August when they recorded a time of 3min 38.25sec at the 2015 South-east Asia Games, behind Greece (3:34.41), the slowest qualifiers for Rio. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup Final


Patric Hornqvist, the last pick of the 2005 draft (by the Predators), scored the game-winner for Pittsburgh with 1:35 left by banking the puck off Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne's left elbow. Shortly after the Penguins scored, Rinne was pulled from the ice to allow Nashville to have an extra attacker, but things didn't quite work out for them. Read More »