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Failure to adapt to conditions was England's downfall, says Eoin Morgan

England hit 211 runs, which Pakistan chased down with 77 balls to spare, and Morgan believes that his team were at fault. The pitch played more like a sub-continental surface than a British one and England captain Eoin Morgan said afterwards: "Coming from Edgbaston, it was obviously a big jump in pace and bounce and too much of an ask for us to adjust to really". Read More »

Actor Adam West Dies


Speaking of his role in Batman , West said he did it "for laughs, but in order to do [that], one had to never think it was amusing". West was forever linked to the character for the rest of his life. Born in 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, West was drafted into the United States Army where he served as an announcer on American Forces Network television. Read More »

Chelsea first opponents for Spurs at new 'home' Wembley


Manchester City travels to newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion on the opening weekend, while Manchester United plays West Ham United at Old Trafford . Tottenham have five of six home games after playing in the Champions League, while Chelsea and United have four each. Once that sequence is worked out, the team wait for the outcome of the Football League play-offs and approach the Premier League and Football Leagues in May to ratify the fixtures. Read More »

India vs Bangladesh Prediction: Defending Champions Look to Carry Winning Momentum

Rather they (Kedar and Hardik) are looking for an opportunity if the team is in a bit of trouble. Even their board president said a conspiracy prevented the team from winning. "We have a good combination in place - a good combination of youth and experience", he said. "You are not necessarily going to get out thinking "my middle order has not got enough game time ". Read More »

Warriors reportedly will skip visit to Trump's White House


The reigning champion Golden State Warriors addressed speculation about whether they will make the traditional visit to the White House, saying they "will make those decisions when and if necessary". But controversial policies and outlandish statements by President Donald Trump have upset many United States professional athletes, including players from the predominantly African American NBA . Read More »

LeBron James says he's never played for a super team

With one 10-minute period, the 3-on-3 is a lot quicker than its 5-on-5 counterpart. James told the Associated Press he'd have to think about which current players he'd wish to team with in a 3-on-3 format, and while he's excited about the addition to the Olympic program, don't expect to see the four-time MVP on the court with anyone in Tokyo. Read More »

Hideki Matsuyama holes out for eagle at US Open

It's a 637 yard par-5 that officials can shorten to just north of 600 yards, or extend all the way back to 670 yards. "Plenty of our friends who caddie on tour, their players weren't in this week, so I didn't expect it", Price said. He thinks that's an appropriate demand for a U.S. Open venue . The only limitation is how much he can hit balls. They are fine with the fescue and ready for the rough though a thin tee shot on the fourth, where much of the urgent landscaping has taken place, ... Read More »

Pakistan vs England, in pictures

While Pakistan look ahead to Sunday and a possible reunion with India - Virat Kohli's side take on Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday - England must reflect on how the bubble of their two-year resurgence burst. While the two Asian teams will fight to book their place in the final, all the eyes in this match will be on Yuvraj Singh as the left-handed batsman will play his 300th ODI match . Read More »

Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin


After a miserable season for the Central Division's Colorado Avalanche , it appears that the club is set to make some key changes to their lineup this coming season. As an over-35 contract, Beauchemin's deal will continue to carry a $4.5 million cap hit for the 2017-18 season - meaning the team will lose a body on the roster without losing any of the corresponding cap space. Read More »

Mbappe: Madrid wanted me when I was 14


Real Madrid and Manchester United have always been linked with a move for the young striker, but there are suggestions that Arsene Wenger is prepared to spend big money to take him to Arsenal , while Jurgen Klopp recently took personal charge of a push from Liverpool for him. Read More »

Pakistan vs England semi-final: Pakistan show how it's done

The hosts struggled to tackle the awkward pitch in Cardiff , eventually getting thumped in an eight-wicket loss . In marked contrast to their nail-biting chase in a three-wicket, virtual quarter-final, win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday, Pakistan then cruised to a total of 215 for two with a mammoth 77 balls to spare. Read More »

Pakistan qualify for ICC Champions Trophy final

Meanwhile Hussain lamented England's "timid play', which he said was in marked contrast to the way they had revived their ODI fortunes since a woeful first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup ". Hasan was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Junaid and Raees snapped up two wickets apiece. Each one has been met with the slippery seamer's now trademark chest-thumping celebration. Read More »

Donnarumma not to renew AC Milan contract


La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that if Donnarumma and Raiola turn down Milan's offer of a new four-year contract at €4 million a season, the Milan man could move overseas within a month. While Donnarumma has been linked with the likes of Manchester United in the press, he had previously stated an intention to remain with theRossoneri. Read More »

Pakistan spoil England's party to reach Champions Trophy final


In stark contrast, Pakistan thrived as they cruised to victory with 77 balls to spare, opener Azhar Ali top scoring with 76 off 100 deliveries as they closed on 215-2. It was an outcome which confounded nearly all predictions after England had breezed through the group stages - while Pakistan began their campaign with a landslide defeat against India and sneaked into the last four only when they beat Sri Lanka by three wickets at this same venue three days ago. Read More »

Lindelof pictured arriving for medical; United to confirm deal at 6pm?

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is eager to prove his worth in Jose Mourinho's side following the arrival of Victor Lindelof from Benfica. "It would be a unusual summer if we weren't signing players like that". Lindelof has been a long-time target for United as they look to bolster their defensive options ahead of next season's return to the Champions League. Read More »

More twists and surprise to come in Champions Trophy?


India will take on Bangladesh in the second semifinal on Thursday after England and Pakistan play out the first last- four clash tomorrow. Whereas, Bangladesh had some luck on their side when they defeated the Black Caps by 5 wickets to reach the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time in the history. Read More »

Ranieri new Nantes Coach


Despite reports announcing Ranieri as Nantes' new manager, the French club are yet to confirm any news. Ranieri turned 65 last October. Ranieri has been out of management since his controversial sacking by Leicester just nine months after winning the Premier League title, and it remains to be seen whether there's a last minute surprise appointment in store. Read More »

Mickelson officially withdraws from US Open


With the last six majors producing first-time winners and fitness concerns hanging over some of golf's biggest names, there is an air of uncertainty whistling through the knee-high fescue at this year's U.S. He thinks that's an appropriate demand for a U.S. Open venue. One of the likeliest candidates to continue that streak at Erin Hills is 22-year-old Spaniard Jon Rahm , the former amateur world number one. Read More »

Warriors top Cavs for NBA Championship

So when Steph Curry's ridiculous 3-pointer over Kyrie Irving dropped to give the Warriors a 14-point lead with just over 40 seconds, Golden State covering the spread looked like a lock. They will make moves, get better as fast as they can, and hope a break or two falls their way. Cleveland star LeBron James , who won his first title in 2012 by beating Durant's Thunder in the finals, sees how the journey has made Durant into a champion over the past five years. Read More »

Louisville's Pitino suspended for 5 ACC games, program on probation

The implications for the Cardinals' 2013 NCAA championship are unclear as the report says it will follow up on those vacated games within 45 days. The panel said that Pitino essentially placed a peer of the athletes in a position of authority, "and assumed that all would behave appropriately", according to a news release. Read More »

Gatland unhappy with Lions schedule

Lions head coach Gatland hailed Owens as the "logical choice" to lead the second line-up of the tour, as the quality of opposition rises steeply. On the bench, Gatland includes six players who started against the NZ Provincial Barbarians with Liam Williams and Peter O'Mahony looking to get their first match action of the tour from the replacements . Read More »

Weather forecast not working in Phil Mickelson's favor at US Open

The timing couldn't have been better for the world's No. 1 player, as it has been the past two weeks. "Every hole we've got this", said Na. I tend to focus more and play better. I'm here to compete. "That's my goal, to get in contention and see what happens". A lot of people don't mind it, but I do. I'm of the opinion that because of the insane wide fairways, the USGA should have left everything alone and let the course play as it stands. Read More »

Johnson was able to prep for Open

Golf Association) for going outside the box a little bit for the next great venues in the United States". "We really do believe Erin Hills meets all of the criteria". "It's a hard championship to win". After missing the cut at Memorial earlier this month, Johnson headed to Erin Hills last week to play a practice round on the 7,741-yard par-72 course. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Semi-final

And coming all the way to play the semifinal is a big step for us. When we were young, we never thought that I would play 100 Tests and you 300 ODI matches . Earlier, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim scored 70 and 61 runs respectively, giving a ideal platform to the side. For the combative Indian captain, lack of batting time during matches would only spur Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav to cash in and deliver whenever they are required. Read More »