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Hayne scores as NSW stun Queensland in State of Origin opener

Those figures were enough to give the telecast the biggest ratings numbers of the year so far, and scored Nine a hefty 45.2 per cent of the evening's total audience. Maloney converted his own try to make it 6-0 to NSW . When Dylan came through the Aspley Devils juniors Murray was still heavily involved at the club and said the similarities in the way he and his father approached the game were obvious from day one. Read More »

Griezmann to stay at Atletico Madrid after transfer ban upheld

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But reports on Thursday in the United Kingdom media claimed the Premier League giants had cooled their interest in the 26-year-old, who is understood to have a €100million release clause in his Atleti contract. Now the verdict has been confirmed, with any players Atletico sign during this summer's transfer window not eligible to play until next January. Paul Pogba thinks he knows that Griezmann is Old Trafford bound, even if his France teammate is unsure about his future, despite ... Read More »

Warriors release official statement on potential White House visit

Early this year President Trump got to pal around with old friends head coach Bill Bellichick and team owner Robert Kraft, while only some of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots showed up . Doesn't mean I'm right in saying it and have people report it as true. "Are we doing things that are going to look out for everybody?" But her tweet is also important because it could be interpreted to capitalize on the greater question about if the team will go to the White House , though ... Read More »

CT 2017: Pakistan win toss, ask England to bat

Pakistan , meanwhile, were fined for a slow over-rate after they were ruled to be an over short when time allowances were taken into consideration. Pakistan booked a place in Sunday's final of the ICC Champions Trophy after dispatching hosts England by eight wickets in the first semifinal at the Sophia Garden in Cardiff today. Read More »

Lions Sweating on Fitness Of Jonathan Davies Ahead Of Maori Clash

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The Lions series, a 10-match, three-test tour involving seven cities over six weeks, was expected to generate about $135 million for the economy. Fly-half Dan Biggar says there is no split in the British and Irish Lions' squad between players likely to play in Tests and those set for midweek games. Read More »

1st Semi-final: Pakistan bowlers put England in trouble

If Dhawan muscled the ball through the off-side cordon, Kohli caressed it with care, hitting seven fours and a six as the duo added 128 runs for the second wicket. "We were right in it until the end", du Plessis said on Sunday evening. He can really hurt you in the middle overs. The ball wasn't swinging, so we wanted to stick to a tight line. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy predictions: Which team will win CT 2017?

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The countries are known for their passion for the game of cricket . This time with the change of guard, Virat Kohli will defend the title with a spirited blue line-up. "So, it's going to be a great opportunity for both the teams to play the best cricket they can", he added. We see crickets (the insect) on the batting side. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan opt to field against England, Mohammad Amir out

Pakistan progressed after claiming a nail-biting three-wicket win against Sri Lanka here, with Sarfraz undefeated on 61 as he compiled an unbroken eighth-wicket partnership of 75 with Mohammad Amir to see his team home. This seems to be the only likely change England will make. It then needed a tense win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday to qualify for the last four of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides. Read More »

Chelsea to host Burnley in English Premier League season opener

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Champions Chelsea will open the defence of their league title at home when they host Burnley on the first day of the new season. On paper those games should be respite, but as Hull City showed us previous year this can be the most risky time to face new teams, before anyone knows what to expect from them. Read More »

Chelsea face tough start to title defence

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It is a deal that leaves Brighton , who are preparing for life in the Premier League after promotion in 2016/17, looking for their first choice between the sticks for the upcoming season. Not only are most of United's post-European matches at home , they also have a relatively kind start to the season. The returns are scheduled for April 7/8. Read More »

CT 17: Sarfraz leads by example, takes Pakistan to the semis

Sarfraz, who was adjudged Man of the Match, was dropped twice in the 39th and 41st over off Malinga. If Pakistan do manage to upstage the hosts, it will be their first appearance in the final of a 50-over International Cricket Council ( ICC ) tournament since losing to Australia in the title clash of the 1999 World Cup. Read More »

Dundee confirm signings of Scott Allan and Roarie Deacon

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The former Portsmouth midfielder joined Celtic in 2015 but started just two Scottish Premiership matches during his first term at Parkhead. Allan's career got back on track when he signed for Hibs in 2014, and his impressive displays saw him snapped up by Celtic. Read More »

Penguins Beat Predators 4-1, Take 2-0

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The barrage started with rookie Jake Guentzel. "You can't even put into words what it feels". "I treat this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity". The Stanley Cup newbies were disappointed but not dismayed by their Game 1 loss, pointing to the way they carried play for long stretches as tangible proof they weren't just happy to be here. Read More »

Warriors: No decision made on potential visit to White House

Shortly after the Warriors won Monday night, the sportswriter Richard Deitsch tweeted that "there is zero chance this @warriors team is going to the White House ". Less than 24 hours after securing the title, the Warriors are rumored to skip the visit, according to Josh Brown, who hosts CNBC's "The Halftime Report". Read More »

Golden State Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship, Twitter Reacts

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Cleveland stormed back from a 3-1 series deficit to win last year's finals against Golden State after the Warriors knocked off the Cavaliers in the 2015 finals. Finally tested, one of the few times during a spotless postseason, the Warriors responded like champions, sending a reminder that talent alone didn't thrust them back onto the game's biggest stage, while proving this was a much different bunch from last June. Read More »

Kevin Durant scores 39 as Golden State Warriors win championship

And like I said , I just try to do everything to just try to help this team win and more. That stung ever since, and even Durant understood, because he gave up the same lead to the Warriors a round earlier with Oklahoma City. And at the end of the day, nobody can-no matter what anybody says from now on in your career or whatever they say, they can never take away from you being a champion . Read More »

Warriors Say No Decision Yet On White House Visit

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Following the report the team said in a statement that any decision not to visit the president would be premature, since they have not yet been invited to the White House . "I think we handle (the White House situation) when it gets there". But her tweet is also important because it could be interpreted to capitalize on the greater question about if the team will go to the White House , though it is not clear that she knew the team had not yet made a decision. Read More »

Could Warriors really go to 10 straight NBA Finals?

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Defence has been the question for the Cavaliers all season. Durant and the Golden State Warriors will be favored to dethrone the James-led Cleveland Cavaliers when the best-of-seven championship series begins Thursday at Oakland , California. Read More »

IndyCar takeaways: Will Power survives wild Texas race

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Kimball, who will make his 109th race start on Saturday, turned in a two-lap average of 222.556 miles per hour to bag his maiden pole and lead a Honda-powered sweep of the top seven positions in the process. "It was pretty nerve-wracking out there", Pagenaud said. The race was red-flagged for almost 31 minutes with just under 100 laps left after Kanaan drifted up coming off the backstretch and suddenly squeezed James Hinchcliffe , who then made contact with his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports ... Read More »

Note gets driver out of parking ticket

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The recipient of the warning shared the picture with police, who posted it to Facebook . But after a long night, one driver in Wausau, Wisconsin, figured a parking ticket was worth the risk, instead of driving home from a metered lot. Safe choices'. Parking Control Officer Jim Hellrood appreciated the person making the smart choice and their sense of humor. Commenters cheered the officer's decision. Read More »

Champion Warriors might snub White House - if invited

Most of the Warriors, in the immediate aftermath of their Game 5 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers , have not publicly commented on whether they will make the trip. In February, Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry said that he agreed with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's belief that Trump was an "asset" for U.S. Read More »