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Jonny Bairstow expected to replace Jason Roy for England's Champions Trophy semi

Morgan was previously adamant on several occasions, since England began their campaign just under two weeks ago, that Roy would stay in position for the duration alongside Alex Hales at the top of the order come what may. "Every time he gets a chance, he's been in a great frame of mind". "That sums him up", said Morgan. "I wouldn't see a problem if he came in". Bairstow has flourished at short notice before, having twice come into the side at the 11th hour in the past two years - ... Read More »

French Open women's quarterfinals get started

Coming into Tuesday's match, Ostapenko led the head-to-head match-up against Wozniacki 3-0, including wins on clay in Charleston and Prague this season. Bacsinszky beat Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic , 6-4, 6-4 to reach her second French Open semifinal in three years. That delay lasted approximately half an hour. Read More »

Garbine Muguruza hits out at French Open crowd

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But Muguruza felt it went too far, saying: "I think the audience was really tough today". I know she's a French player, and I understand that. "What I did today, it's kind of special still. Mladenovic served 16 double faults but came out on top to set up a quarter-final meeting with either American Venus Williams or Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland. Read More »

Pakistan elect to bowl against England

England's top order collapsed as Pakistan bowlers consistently mounted pressure over batsman to set a target of 212 for them to chase. But Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed , dropped twice, struck a superb 61-not out and received excellent support from Mohammad Amir (28-not out) in an unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 75 that sealed a tense three-wicket victory. Read More »

Diego Costa resigned to Chelsea exit but keen on rejoining Atletico Madrid

Costa has said he would like to return to his former club Atletico Madrid but the Spanish outfit has been banned from signing players until January due to transfer rule breaches. However, with the Spanish side banned by Federation Internationale de Football Association from registering new players until January, any move to Atletico before the end of August would mean Costa would have to wait until the new year to play . Read More »

Rafael Nadal se ménage en vue de Wimbledon — Tennis

Deux jours après avoir conquis un dixième Roland-Garros , Rafael Nadal a fait savoir mardi qu'il ne disputerait par le tournoi sur gazon du Queen's (19-25 juin), où il était attendu pour préparer Wimbledon. Je suis triste d'avoir à prendre cette décision parce que j'adore le Queen's, que j'ai remporté en 2008. Je pensais pourvoir prendre quelques jours de repos afin d'être prêt, mais à 31 ans, et après une longue saison sur terre battue, ainsi que toutes les émotions engendrées par ma ... Read More »

Rory McIlroy confirmed to play Scottish Open in summer

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McIlroy is wary of going into The Open with a lack of competitive golf having missed several weeks of the year due to a troublesome rib injury, and he has committed to playing at Dundonald Links near Troon before heading to Royal Birkdale. "One thing you realise when you are injured is how much you want to play and miss playing and I need to play in events to get some momentum and hopefully knock off a couple of really big wins over the summer". Read More »

Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mother, opens up about sacrifice

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Kyrie Irving , pictured celebrating in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, will be key in the Cavaliers' chances to upset the Golden State Warriors in 2018. I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents. I've never seen one person pin his layup on the glass, not one. Kevin Durant's love and respect for his mother Wanda is well known. Read More »

Murray says need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori

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The world No 1 has played himself into form in Paris this fortnight and will meet Stan Wawrinka tomorrow after a 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7/0) 6-1 victory over Kei Nishikori . World No. 1 Murray was sanctioned by umpire Carlos Ramos for taking too long between serves, after he caught his ball toss at deuce during the third game of the second set. Read More »

Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir earn AB de Villiers' praise

This was the turning point in the match yesterday as Chandimal was sent packing for just 12 runs, and South Africa went on to register a 96-run win. The 33-year-old, playing his first one-day worldwide since November 2015, seemed to lose his balance as he stepped backwards onto the rope, and then in diving forward he somehow failed to get a hand onto the ball. Read More »

Pakistan thrash England to reach Champions Trophy final

Even though they lost a game in the league round against Sri Lanka , the "Men In Blue" came back in spanking fashion by convincingly defeating the mighty South Africa . There is a certain paranoia about playing two spinners in Cardiff because of the short boundary at the Taff End but this may be balanced by England's traditional hesitancy against wrist-spinners (not that they have been that tentative in their recent dealings with Adam Zampa and Imran Tahir). Read More »

Kyrie Irving surprises his dad with a home renovation for Father's Day

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Irving said their father, Drederick, ultimately gave up his own dream to play professional basketball for Kyrie and his sister, Asia. "He really was super dad". He really was super dad."To show their appreciation, the Irving siblings made a decision to renovate several living areas of the modest home they grew up in, the home where Drederick still resides."It's his first house", Kyrie says". Read More »

England vs Pakistan Semi-Final

Roman Raees has replaced Amir in the playing eleven. His tenacity in attempting to force his way into the reckoning has impressed Morgan and - on the back of three fifties in his last four ODI innings - may seem him parachuted in to partner Hales on Wednesday. Read More »

Timers to continue streak at US Open?

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MARLOW'S Tyrrell Hatton is set to tee off at 7.40am tomorrow (Thursday) alongside American Brandt Snedeker and PGA Champion Alex Noren at his first US Open. But he agreed with the suggestion that first-time winners were inspiring other players to dream of victory. A lot of times you see that, if I go back to Sweden, I'm sure that success is kind of pushing on more success, and we've seen that within countries, for sure. Read More »

US politician Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

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He also said it was several minutes before local law enforcement responded to the shooting . It said he is in stable condition. Brooks said "Gunman certainly knew who he was targeting- elected officials". CBS News say the weapons used were a handgun and an M4 Assault Rifle . Representative Mo Brooks , an Alabama Republican , said that Mr Scalise had what appeared to be "a hip wound". Read More »

Champions Trophy semi-final: Pakistan opt to bowl against England

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews rued his side's missed chances as they bowed out of the Champions Trophy after going down to a narrow three-wicket defeat against Pakistan in Cardiff on Monday. Rumman Raees, who was selected in place of the injured Wahab Riaz, replaces the 25-year-old. He has picked the right team, made the right changes in the middle and kept his troop motivated. Read More »

Ryan on House floor after congressman shooting: 'We are one family.'

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There are many memories, Ryan said, that lawmakers will want to forget from Wednesday, but he said there was one image in particular that they should remember: Democratic colleagues united in prayer after the shooting. "We do not shed our humanity when we enter this chamber". Ryan said, "these were our brothers and sisters in the line of fire". "It is that humanity that will win the day, and it always will. Read More »

Steve Kerr expected to return as Golden State Warriors coach

And they're winning like insane. The Warriors' dominance at present, and expected dominance in the near term, cuts against the league's hope of competitive balance, which it has aimed - and largely failed - to achieve through collectively bargained measures since 2011. Read More »

Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes

To the immediate outside of Lookin at Lee in the seventh post position is Irish War Cry , the current favorite at 4-to-1 odds. Jose Ortiz raises his hand as he rides Tapwrit to the winners circle after winning the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Elmont, N.Y. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win National Basketball Association title

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Durant capped his first season with the Warriors in triumphant fashion with another big shooting night that helped Golden State avoid a repeat of last year's Finals collapse when Cleveland rallied from 3-1 down to win the title. And so I don't know as far as me personally right now. But nobody cared, as long as we won. They were fabulous and flawed defending National Basketball Association champs, their deficiencies in depth and defense exposed by a superior team in the Finals. Read More »

Game 5 Finals loss can be blamed on the bench

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Durant ripped out the hearts of Oklahoma City Thunder fans a year ago by leaving for the Oakland-based Warriors , which many considered the easiest route to an National Basketball Association title. "I need to sit down and figure this thing out", said James . "They're going to be here for a while..." "So there's going to be a lot of teams that's trying to figure out ways to put personnel together to try and match that if they're able to actually face them in the playoff ... Read More »