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New Zealand bat against Australia in Champions Trophy

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Australia face New Zealand at Edgbaston but won't make a decision on the make-up of their team until just before the game. Electing to bat first, New Zealand made a solid start to their innings before opener Martin Guptill was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood for 26. Read More »

Saints RB Adrian Peterson wants to play five more years

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It's something that drives you a little bit. "'Oh, he's 30.' Then I ended up leading the league (in rushing) in 2015". "Stuff will continue to repeat itself until I finish". It should help Peterson to play alongside another proven rusher in Mark Ingram, as Ingram can help take some of the load off Peterson after his years of being a workhorse in Minnesota. Read More »

Saints' Peterson wants to play at least five more years

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Fairley is now waiting for a third opinion before moving on to a determination about his future. "We still have high hopes", Jordan said . National Football League teams discovered Fairley's heart issue during pre-draft medical evaluations in 2011, according to sources , but the Detroit Lions were still felt comfortable drafting him 13th overall in the first round that year. Read More »

Former Elmhurst, IU star Hardy ID'd as man found in river

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Hardy, 31, of Fort Wayne, was found Wednesday afternoon in the Maumee River north of the Anthony Boulevard bridge. More details surrounding Hardy's death were not immediately available. Hardy III was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft and spent four years in the league. Hardy spent three seasons with Buffalo and another season with the Ravens before leaving the National Football League following the 2011 campaign. Read More »

Why do the Golden State Warriors wear No. 42 on their jerseys?

It's stronger than that which pushed them to the championship in 2015, even stronger than that which pushed them to win 73 games last season, shattering the single-season National Basketball Association record. In Game 4 after Green fell to the floor, James stepped over him. Cavs head coach Ty Lue wouldn't even entertain the idea of changing the lineup when asked on Tuesday. Read More »

Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy with side strain

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Steven Finn will replace injured fellow paceman Chris Woakes in England's Champions Trophy squad, the International Cricket Council confirmed yesterday. "That's why you play", he said. Woakes did not feature in the second and third one-day internationals against South Africa last month because of a thigh problem. Read More »

Liverpool identify alternatives after Van Dijk fiasco

The club was banned in April from signing any Premier League players to their Academy for two years and fined £100,000 after they were found guilty of illegally approaching and offering an 11-year-old an inducement in order to join the Anfield outfit. Read More »

America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind

Three of the Kiwi boat's sailors were thrown overboard but all were unharmed as Great Britain claimed victory to claw themselves back into contention. Although it remained to be seen just how extensive the damage was, he said, "we feel like we'll be able to fix it and get back into action". "We'll bounce back from this". Read More »

Durant's shot sends flawless Warriors over Cavs in Finals

Cleveland was down 3-1 in the NBA Finals a year ago and won it all in 7, so we shouldn't put it past them to make the full comeback. And while anything is possible, you can't help but feel that nothing the Cavs will throw at the Warriors will be good enough as the 2015 champions look to become the first side to go 16-0 in the National Basketball Association playoffs. Read More »

Nashville Preys On The Penguins And Ties Stanley Cup Series 2-2

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Crosby's last Stanley Cup Final goal was in Game 4 against Detroit in 2009. Frederick Gaudreau and Viktor Arvidsson then struck for Nashville in the second period , before Filip Forsberg fired into an empty net late on. Pekka Rinne's time in the Nashville Predators organization predates the second lockout. Pittsburgh has just one power-play goal and was 0 of 3 with the man advantage in Game 4 , and Malkin said he has not had room to work. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki

Ostapenko has yet to win a tour-level title. Jelena Ostapenko handed herself the flawless birthday present by beating Timea Bacsinszky to reach the French Open final. In the second set, one disruption-a medical emergency in the crowd-was followed by more. She held onto serve with a glorious drop victor and broke for 3-1, but that was the prelude to another exchange of breaks as Bacsinszky found her range and confidence again. Read More »

Highest paid athletes: Virat Kohli sole Indian in Forbes list

Managed by Cornerstone's Bunty Sajdeh, Kohli has been placed on the 89th spot in the list. Last year's UFC 205 saw New York's Madison Square Garden entertain the likes of Madonna, Kanye West and Zac Efron and though celebrities have never been absent over the course of the modern-day UFC's lifespan, its first venture into the Big Apple saw it pay host to a previously unfamiliar level of glitz and glamour. Read More »

Simona Halep v Karolina Pliskova - player profiles

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Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the French Open by beating No. 28 Caroline Garcia of France 7-6 (3), 6-4. Garcia seemed to be on a fast-track to success when just months after turning professional, the then 17-year-old French Open debutante appeared to be on the cusp of pulling off a huge upset as she led Maria Sharapova 6-3 4-1 in the second round in 2011. Read More »

Ricciardo backs Vettel for title

But obviously when it comes to that part of the season that one guy has a chance and one guy doesn't have a chance it's normal; it's like it's always been at any team, [even] McLaren. "In my view it's very little that you get it always 100 percent right, circuits like Monaco give you a bigger penalty because the overtaking is hard. Read More »

Finn replacing Woakes in England squad for Champions Trophy

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Given that England are now in the midst of a global tournament, another strong candidate could have been Stuart Broad, a proven worldwide performer who has not been a regular member of the one-day set-up since the end of the 2015 World Cup, but was drafted into the tour of South Africa last winter. Read More »

Nadal into a 10th French Open semi-final

Rafael Nadal has barely broken sweat to reach the French Open semi-finals, with fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta quitting with an injury less than an hour into their quarter-final. His shock quarterfinals victory was his first in six meetings with the 12-time major victor. While Nadal emerged victorious against the Austrian in the Barcelona and Madrid finals, the 31-year-old is preparing for arguably his toughest challenge yet. Read More »

David Price Will Only Talk To Boston Media On Days He Pitches

NOTES: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said struggling RHP Masahiro Tanaka will make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. NY stopped Boston's three-game winning streak and reopened a two-game lead over the second-place Red Sox in the AL East. Read More »

Djokovic sinks Ramos-Vinolas to reach Paris quarters

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It was just today it was just unusual how it came about". She beat 2010 runner-up Samantha Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. He finished Ramos-Vinolas off with a crosscourt forehand victor on his first match point. Thiem showed why he is one of the most exciting young talents in the game, blasting 38 winners in a stunning 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 6-0 victory. Thiem will next face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Read More »

Murray, SOB, POM and Furlong get first 2017 Lions starts against Crusaders

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Crusaders head coach Robertson believes the Blues' victory on Wednesday will only serve to harden the Lions' will to win, with the tourists bidding to ignite their 10-match tour. Payne carried his calf issue into the Lions tour, and was a late withdrawal from the tour-opening 13-7 win over the Provincial Barbarians. But the Lions worked their way tirelessly back into the game, drawing two penalties which Halfpenny kicked to edge the Lions into a slender 16-15 lead. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel Extends Lead Over Lewis Hamilton after Monaco Grand Prix Victory

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Lewis Hamilton believes he can not afford another poor weekend if he wants to beat Formula One title rival Sebastian Vettel to this year's world championship. He pitted after Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, but all three would lose out by pitting early. "A weekend which included his first pole position in nearly a decade and his joint-best result in four years also amounted to a chastening, debilitating experience as Raikkonen's unequal status within ... Read More »

Wales skipper Jones to lead Lions against Crusaders

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British and Irish Lions team to face the Crusaders on Saturday: S Hogg (Scotland), G North (Wales), J Davies (Wales), B Te'o (England), L Williams (Wales), O Farrell (England), C Murray (Ireland), M Vunipola (England), J George (England), T Furlong (Ireland), A W Jones (Wales, capt), G Kruis (England), P O'Mahony (Ireland), S O'Brien (Ireland), T Faletau (Wales). Read More »