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England will not give Aussies easy ride, says Buttler

England will look to put one foot in the semi-finals with a second successive win while New Zealand will aim for two full points after rain denied them a crack at Australia . Wood's fellow paceman Jake Ball was named man-of-the-match for a miserly return of two for 31 in eight overs up front. Earlier England , sent into bat by Williamson, made 310 all out, thanks mainly to Joe Root's 64 and Jos Buttler's unbeaten 61. Read More »

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea for basketball diplomacy

He has previously tweeted about the imprisonment of Americans in North Korea, but his trips have not been to discuss that subject. North Korea has released a US college student who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after attempting to steal a propaganda poster from his Pyongyang hotel last year, US Secretary of State Tillerson confirmed. Read More »

Penguins' Fleury waives no-movement clause

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For the Penguins , this answers one of the most glaring questions that surrounded their team throughout the entire 2016 offseason and 2016-17 season. Fleury has been a mainstay in goal for the Penguins since 2003, but he lost his top dog status in the net this season to Matt Murray . Hockey is truly a team sport and the Penguins illustrated that perfectly in the goaltender position this year. Read More »

'He's got everything' - Pogba tipped to offer more in second season at Man Utd by Giggs

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He did, however, offer glimpses of what he is capable of and picked up an unfortunate knack of hitting the woodwork which prevented him from posting even better numbers. "If United hit the ground running next year, you will see a new and improved Pogba". Giggs was in attendance to see Pogba star for France in a friendly encounter with England on Tuesday, with a buccaneering display showing just what he is capable of. Read More »

Golden State Warriors win NBA championship against Cleveland Cavaliers

On the other side of the ledger James spent much of Game 5 as the only real threat particularly with his wingman Kyrie Irving spending much of the night hobbled with back pain that seemed to make just running a chore. Green stayed on the court in a game that featured three technicals on one play 3:08 before halftime. That's when tensions and emotions bubbled over after a heated rebound battle, leading to a face-to-face confrontation between Golden State's David West and Cleveland's ... Read More »

Matt Jones fading at St Jude Classic

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Berger produced four birdies in his immaculate four-under par 66, matching his round on Saturday, to finish ahead of Charl Schwartzel and Kim Meen-whee on 10 under. She three-putted from 35 feet on the 18th and missed a four-footer that could have given her the victory. Suzann Pettersen of Norway had a 71 to move to 9 under while fellow first-round co-leader Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea remained at 8 under with a 72. Read More »

Commentators Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo Sign for Bellator

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The announcement of the signings come less than 24 hours after Sean Grande revealed that he would give up his position ahead of the promotion's New York City pay-per-view later this month. Ranallo has been a commentator in the past for MMA promotions Pride, EliteXC, ShoXC as well as Strikeforce. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed ... Read More »

Kent State University football player dies after collapsing at practice

Heintz, an incoming freshman offensive lineman who had arrived on campus earlier this week, was transported to a local hospital following conditioning drills at Dix Stadium, according to a news release from the school. He died after the second day of the Golden Flashes' football camp. Tyler was from Kenton, Ohio, and planned to study marketing and entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration. Read More »

France 17/20 to win against England in tonight's worldwide friendly

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Once momentum builds and as a country starts winning things, every age group starts saying "why not us". "They've got their differences for sure, but they're similar in certain aspects as well". "There's no game we go into that we don't want to win, so we need to get the balance and structure of the team right and have a real go at France ". Read More »

Palestine FM slams Israel premier for 'hindering peace'

Construction in recent years has involved expanding existing settlements in the West Bank, with many countries warning it is gradually eating away at any chance of a two-state solution with the Palestinians. The HRW referred to the unlawful killing of hundreds of Palestinian civilians in the last three Israeli wars on Gaza in 2008, 2012 and 2014. No amount of Israeli investment in illegal settlements will change the Palestinians' will, and eventually settlers will have to go back where they ... Read More »

Liverpool's sorry ending to Virgil van Dijk transfer rumours

And Hamann thinks the whole saga regarding Van Dijk has made Liverpool a "laughing stock". In a statement Liverpool apologised to the player and his club over their approach, which came to light following media reports that the Dutchman favoured a move to Anfield. Read More »

Nadal already working towards 11th French Open title

He is second only to Bjorn Borg who lost only 29 games at the '78 French Open . Here are five fantastic things you need to know about Rafa's 2017 French Open win. The men's tennis world seems to have gone back to 2012. Let's not talk about anyone else today. "It's been a good start to the season and obviously Rafa is in a great position right now to finish world number one", he told ATPWorldTour.com . Read More »

Warriors take 2nd NBA title in 3 years

Paul George would fit the bill, as he helped IN put up the best showing against the Cleveland Cavaliers IN the playoffs leading up to the NBA Finals by averaging 28 points along with 8.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists, and 1.8 steals. Just read what Kyrie Irving had to say about The King. Durant picked up two fouls in the first quarter while the officiating crew tried to eliminate some of the physical play that was apparent in Game 4. Read More »

'Kiki' Mladenovic downs Muguruza as impressive run continues

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With the boisterous crowd willing her every step of the way, Mladenovic was the more opportunistic player in the final set. Despite her eagerness to escape the spotlight, Muguruza insisted she will be happy to return next year. And we're in the quarterfinals. The Spaniard stormed off court wagging her finger at the vocal crowd, while Mladenovic celebrated nearly as if she had won the tournament, running to shake hands with French federation president Bernard Giudicelli. Read More »

2-Time Olympic Champ Kevin Durant Leads Warriors To NBA Title

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been named the 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP for his performance in the team's five-game series victory. Durant even hugged James. James and Kyrie Irving emptied every bullet in their cartridge, but Durant just kept coming. After missing their shot at a 16-0 playoff record, they returned to Oracle Arena and finally secured the clinching victory they couldn't pull off after winning three games against the Cleveland Cavaliers in last ... Read More »

Champion Golden State Warriors To Opt Out Of White House Visit

Monday night's Game 5 conclusion of another Warriors-Cavaliers series rose to an average 15.3 rating among metered market households for ABC, a almost 10 percent lift from the comparable Game 5 overnight score in 2016. LeBron James led the Cavaliers charge with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists but his efforts were ultimately in vain as the home team came out on top. Read More »

Skipper Sarfraz leads Pakistan over Sri Lanka

Pakistan have set a date with the hosts and the only unbeaten team of the 2017 Champions Trophy , England , at Cardiff on Wednesday and former players want the team to leave behind the failures and look forward to the semi-final challenge. Read More »

Tottenham striker Harry Kane would love England captaincy

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Kane's goal deep into added time earned a point for England after a pair of Leigh Griffiths free-kicks had turned the game on its head in favour of Scotland . "It was brilliant for him that in a pressure moment he executed a skill that he made look easier than it actually was". England were certainly strong in the way that they recovered, however the Three Lions will be disappointed with the result considering that they would have expected to win. Read More »

#CT17 Yadav takes three in India romp over Pakistan

Rajkumar further said that India's Sunday night performance has established that it can overcome the South African side to lift the trophy. The next match of the championship will be played between Australia and Bangladesh at The Oval on Monday. Read More »

Reds select high school phenom Hunter Greene in Major League Baseball draft

Lewis may have been a surprise to some baseball people, as the Twins were connected to many other names prior to the draft, including high school phenom Hunter Greene . However, his secondary stuff is underdeveloped and inconsistent, which might spell a bullpen role for any team that wants to develop him quickly. "He's not about numbers or statistics". Read More »