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Morgan drops Bairstow hint ahead of Pakistan semi-final

But skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (61no) and Mohammad Amir (28no) their side home with 31 balls to spare after sharing an unbroken eighth-wicket partnership of 75. "We win that time, we chased 300, so definitely our confidence is very high playing in Cardiff ", Sarfraz said. Soon enough, however, England saw a faint hope flicker to life when Zaman lost his balance while trying to put away a smart wrong 'un from Adil Rashid and walked back stumped for a 58-ball 57. Read More »

NBA. Douche froide pour Cleveland encore battu par Golden State

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Grâce à ce duo offensif, Golden State mène trois victoires à zéro et a enchaîné une quinzième victoire de suite depuis le début des play-offs, du jamais-vu en NBA ni dans aucun des trois grands championnats professionnels nord-américains (baseball, hockey sur glace, football américain). Read More »

Champions Chelsea face Burnley opener

Currently BT Sport and Sky Sports split the showing of 168 games-a-season between them but the league is hoping to up that to at least 190 and possibly to closer to games in three seasons time. Which game are you most excited to watch on the opening day? Huddersfield will host Arsenal , Brighton will travel to Merseyside to face Liverpool and Newcastle will host Chelsea . Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 14 percent from past year

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Toying with other teams, Golden State has turned the National Basketball Association postseason into its personal playground, storming to a record 15 straight wins and moving within a victory on Friday night in Game 4 of another title and into the conversation of the best teams ever. Read More »

Warriors are 2017 NBA Champions

Kevin Durant , asked if he had a message for Rihanna as he left Oracle Arena late Monday night after his Golden State Warriors were crowned National Basketball Association champions , held aloft his Finals MVP trophy and stared at a video camera. Read More »

Celtic agree fee with Aberdeen for winger Jonny Hayes

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The form of the Irish winger had alerted Warnock, but the 68-year old has now conceded that Cardiff will move to different targets, whilst also delivering a damning verdict on Aberdeen, he said : "You can only wait for so long and you've got to move on". Read More »

Fans already lining up for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade

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Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins is an example of the first. There is a Stanley Cup to be won. His time with the Penguins has a storybook ending, leaving the franchise as the best goalie in team history. From that moment on, he was a fixture in the Penguins net until the 2016-17 season, playing in at least 50 games in each full season. The primary concern for everyone in Pittsburgh is what would happen if Fleury chose not to waive the clause, as was his right. Read More »

NY Rangers sign Puempel, meet expansion draft requirement

Michael Grabner is the other. It was reported all four were playing hardball since they knew the situation the Rangers were in, but for Puempel and Pirri they should probably take the money where they can get it. Puempel was claimed off waivers from Ottawa this year, and recorded nine points in 27 games. He recorded his first career National Hockey League hat trick on December 29, 2016 at Arizona, and he became the first Ranger to tally three power play goals in one game since Mike Gartner on ... Read More »

Warriors Clinch NBA Title After Beating Cavaliers in Game Five

With the core of Durant, Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all expected to return for at least the next couple of years, the Warriors could be just in the beginning of a dynasty. The guy was simply awesome in the Finals - just as he was a year ago. Golden State is a worthy opponent. "I have no reason to put my head down". "We're going down as one of the best teams ever and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala said. Read More »

Johnson arrives for US Open after birth of child

Of course, the first thought is that the USGA cut the rough in response to whining and lampooning alike from players about how comically tall and thick the stuff was just outside of the primary rough on the golf course. The victor share of the purse has been bumped up once again this year with the US Open champion set to take home $2.16 million. "So if you've got 50 or 60 yards to hit into and you're complaining about the fescue that's wider than that, I don't think that's an issue". Read More »

Man United have reportedly agreed a deal with Alvaro Morata

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The Spain international's agent is said to have told the Real Madrid hierarchy that his client wants to leave and he is believed to be on his way to Manchester United this summer. The Spain worldwide has scored 20 goals in all competitions for Real last season, as the club clinched La Liga and the Champions League . Real are looking to recoup more than four times the £15.8m they paid Juventus previous year but Morata's pedigree in front of goal makes him an ideal potential signing. Read More »

Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators meet Sunday in game six of the NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena . Time to score. "It was just one of those games where they were going and we were trying to find it and didn't really get it going at any point", Rinne said. NOTES: Crosby now has 20 career points in the Stanley Cup Final, a new franchise record and one more than team owner Mario Lemieux . Read More »

Dembélé, Mbappé, Lemar : Deschamps doit-il miser sur la jeunesse ?

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Si la réussite n'a pas toujours été au-rendez-vous, Kylian Mbappé et Ousmane Dembélé ont laissé entrevoir de très belles promesses face à l'Angleterre (3-2). Lemar, véritable chef d'orchestre des Bleus durant la rencontre, a lui été à l'origine de l'égalisation de Samuel Umtiti (1-1, 22e) en déposant parfaitement son coup-franc sur la tête de Giroud, malheureux de voir sa tête repoussée par le portier adverse mais heureux ensuite de voir son coéquipier terminer l'action. Read More »

Stoke City fixtures 2017-18: Premier League schedule and key dates revealed

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It's true, you do play everyone twice. But to suggest it's as simple as that would be wrong, especially when you look back at how last season panned out - and so many seasons before that. The full list of fixtures was released on Wednesday, with Antonio Conte's side also slated for a follow-up game at Tottenham Hotspur . There promises to be a cracking start to 2018 as Arsenal are scheduled to take on Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on New Year's Day and Manchester United go to ... Read More »

Highlanders fightback to defeat the Lions

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Jonathan Joseph , Tommy Seymour and captain Sam Warburton all ran in tries for the often-threatening Lions , but the tourists were undone late on at the coal face. Sam Warburton and the Lions came unstuck in Dunedin. "You have to give the Highlanders credit because they forced the pressure to give away penalties , but we have to keep penalties to single fingers". Read More »

NBA Championship Odds: Golden State Warriors Early Favorites

Kerr, 51, missed Game 1 of the Finals and 11 total playoff games this year as he dealt with health issues stemming from multiple back surgeries. Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted National Basketball Association championship he joined Golden State in July so determined to get. Read More »

Cavs Fans Think This Non-Call On Kevin Durant Changed The Game

ESPN proudly announced Tuesday the 2017 NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland on ABC was the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998, according to Nielsen. LeBron James lost his fifth NBA Finals, but it surely wasn't due to a lack of effort, as he became the first player ever to average a triple-double in the NBA Finals series. Read More »

Spectacular LeBron can't carry Cavs

When you didn't eat, you made sure we ate and [ you ] went to sleep hungry". Durant even walked away with the Finals MVP award this year, averaging over 30 points in each finals game . But such comments made the moment of triumph only sweeter. "I got nothing but love and respect for him, and I can't wait to compete against him again next season". Read More »

1st Semi-Final: Brilliant Pakistan restrict England to 211

It was only an unbeaten record eighth-wicket stand between captain Sarfraz Ahmed (61*) and tailender Mohammad Amir , worth 75, that saw Pakistan over line in a tense finish. While there are a couple of cameos from Shoaib Malik and Sarfraz Ahmed , the target is just too much for Pakistan . Junaid, who replaced Wahab Riaz and has assisted Pakistan in their last two victories, said that the team is ready for the England challenge and they will try their best to enter the final. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Bangladesh semi-final preview

Joe Root and Eoin Morgan continued to score at about five runs an over against accurate Pakistan bowling and tight fielding . Defending champions India play Bangladesh in the second semi-final in Birmingham on Thursday. There was finally a warm, sunny day to celebrate in Cardiff , but it remained unsure whether this would mean an avalanche of runs as the game was being played on the same pitch on which Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka in frenzied fashion on Monday. Read More »

Scotland 2-2 England

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Yet a first win over the English since 1999 was denied Gordon Strachan's team deep into stoppage time as Kane fired home a cross from Raheen Sterling to earn a 2-2 draw. "So these memories will be with me - I will look at the players and tell them you have to keep coming back and taking knocks like that". As always, Twitter had something to say about Hart's unusual choice of head-wear and well, we weren't disappointed. Read More »

Pakistan skipper guides side into semi-finals

England and India , two of the favourites going into the tournament, have both made it to the semi-finals of the ongoing tournament after topping their respective groups. In just his second match at this level, the left-handed Zaman completed a 34-ball fifty. In the end, Sri Lanka were made to pay for a poor batting display. Read More »

LeBron James reflects on the Cleveland Cavaliers' season

Golden State already looked the part of a dynasty in the making after back-to-back NBA Finals appearances, a championship in 2015 and a record-breaking 73-win regular season effort the following season. The Warriors responded with a 28-4 run for a lead they never gave up after that. In his eight Finals trips, LeBron averages 27.6 points, 9.9 rebounds and 7.4 assists. Read More »

Splits first-team reps Tuesday

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We are just mixing and matching and giving guys opportunities. I think the players will tell you nothing has changed. You guys just had an opportunity to see it. It is important to take Jackson at his word here, however. "They are playing relentless that way and their hands are up, and we have to find holes to throw the ball in so it is a good problem, but also, we do need to take a peek at it and see if we can fix that, too". Read More »