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Pakistan in maiden final

Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) then helped knock off the inadequate total with nearly 13 overs and eight wickets to spare as England bowed out of their own tournament at the semi-final stage. Amir was replaced by fellow left-arm seamer Rumman Raes, making his ODI debut. "I think he (Amir) has a little bit of back spasm". Even as Sarfraz Ahmed's unpredictable Pakistan stand between it and a second straight Champions Trophy final appearance, England will fancy its ... Read More »

Notable Moving Stock: Tractor Supply Company (TSCO)

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Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Tractor Supply Company during the first quarter valued at about $216,000. Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc. The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 6th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.92%. Read More »

Irish player set to captain Lions against Maori All Blacks

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New Zealand Rugby organised the match specifically to aid Hansen's team preparations for their series against the British and Irish Lions , which starts on June 24. "He fully understands that loose forward trio went outstandingly well against the Crusaders". The challenge for them is to repeat it. Brian Burke and renowned piper John Devine, the duo behind last year's Close your eyes and pull like a dog - a celebration of the O'Donovan brothers triumph at the Rio Olympic - have teamed ... Read More »

Kings looking to channel some of the Warriors' toaster magic

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His family already had a Warriors toaster and so he took it to an autograph session with David Lee. The Golden State Warriors' romped through the playoffs, going 16-1 after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 in the NBA Finals. "I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the 'fame, ' but then I realize that it's not really me that's famous". A few months later, that same toaster, and fan who asked him to sign it, are being credited as a major piece of the Warriors' title run and historic ... Read More »

Arsenal suffer major setback in their quest for Lacazette

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December sees Arsenal play seven league games, including ties against Southampton and West Ham both away from home in the span of three days, and a home game against Liverpool just two days before Christmas. That was until the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a transfer ban for the Spanish club, meaning any new signings this summer can not play until January. Read More »

The Bernstein Brief: Kevin Durant Completes His Validation

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I don't even really think she really watches basketball". The 1975 Finals MVP then discussed the numbers Durant produced and how complete his game is, which is not common for all players. "He can do everything". That being said, Durant isn't convinced that Rihanna is a die-hard hoops fan. However, they must first make sure they can keep their core intact and even add additional pieces to their roster if they'll have a chance to do so. Read More »

500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

Just one day after experiencing the jubilation of his third Stanley Cup parade in Pittsburgh , Marc-Andre Fleury was struck by much different emotions Thursday. As the players took the stage to PPG Paints Arena announcer Ryan Mill's introductions, fans also learned that Ian Cole, another defenseman, played through a broken hand and broken ribs. Read More »

Castillo hits grand slam, Orioles beat White Sox 10

Davidson homered for the fourth straight game, then doubled and scored in a four-run sixth inning to lead Chicago over Baltimore 5-2 on Thursday, the Orioles' seventh loss in eight games. Renteria came out to argue and also was tossed. "It's not easy, but I've been there before and I've had success ", Gonzalez said. About halfway through this game, the Orioles realized they were supposed to be contending, and the White Sox realized they were supposed to be rebuilding. Read More »

America's Cup semi-finals postponed due to high winds

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But in the final race of the day, Burling got the better start and barely looked back as he left Ainslie in his wake. "We were really thankful that no-one was hurt", he said. Outteridge was plucked out of the water by a chase boat and was OK. You need to stay strong, keep the team together and we're already working on the next campaign, we've got a great group of guys. Read More »

Dustin Johnson healthy, primed for US Open defense after missing Masters

Open has been referred to as the " toughest test in golf ". The reasons for their absences couldn't be more different. He also won the Genesis Open in February and finished third in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this season. Open on Thursday (June 15). Dustin Johnson's having a busy week - his fiancee, Paulina Gretzky , gave birth on Monday. and then he flew out to Wisconsin for the US open on Tuesday - and it's all part of the family plan. Read More »

Blimp crashes near US Open in Wisconsin

Starting from the 10th tee, Fowler showed why he was among the pre-tournament favourites, returning a polished bogey-free effort that matched the lowest first round score in relation to par at a U.S. The Sheriff's Office asked the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board to help investigate the cause. Emergency crews have responded to the site of the crash, which was in an open field outside of the course. Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament in Wisconsin

The U.S. Golf Association issued a statement shortly after the blimp crash. The commercial advertiser that owns the blimp said the pilot appears to be alright and was the only person on the blimp. The injured pilot was taken to a medical helicopter that had landed in the field. This is the first year the golf tournament, one of the PGA's four majors, has been held at Erin Hills. Read More »

Pakistan outclass England to reach final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Bowled out for 211 in 49.5 overs after losing the toss, any chuntering about the rough end of conditions should have dissipated when Pakistan cruised to their target with 77 balls to spare for the loss of two wickets. Explaining his aggressive nature of batting, Zaman said, "At this stage, if you can play the shots, you should play them". Junaid Khan and Rumman Khan took 2 wickets each. Read More »

I'm devastated to miss out on England's shot at success: Woakes

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On Thursday, Woakes bowled two overs in the eight-wicket win over Bangladesh before leaving the field. Woakes sat out the second and third One-Day Internationals in the recent series against South Africa but Morgan insisted he was 100 per cent fit ahead of England's ICC Champions Trophy opener . Read More »

India to play Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

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Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Kedar Jadhav claimed two wickets each to contribute to the Indians' effort of restricting Bangladesh to a modest total. Sunday's match at the Oval in London will be just the second time the Asian giants have met in the final of a major International Cricket Council tournament. Read More »

Johnson right on time for repeat

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Johnson's wife, Paulina Gretzky , gave birth to the couple's second son on the eve of the American's U.S. Open defence. "You've got to be lucky, have it be the right time", unusual said. "I'm sure if he plans on not coming he will give us plenty of notice and we already have a first alternate basically designated. Then I'd usually sign up for the Chicago section, and I think that's where I qualified the year 1993 to play in my first one". Read More »

India make Bangladesh field in historic semi-final clash today

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This will be their first meet in Champions Trophy semi-final, which will be played at Edgbaston. Replays showed that the decision was a borderline call, certainly nothing to get as worked up about as Bangladesh's players did. But, there is no guarantee in sports. "As we've seen in the league stages, a lot of teams have surprised the opposition, and we're certainly not taking anything for granted". Read More »

Most-Watched NBA Finals Since 1998 Finish Strong

But a Durant dunk about four minutes into the second sent the sold-out hometown crowd into a frenzy. The reigning NBA Coach of the Year returned for Game 2 of the Finals following a six-week absence from the bench. "He's had an awesome career, but he just took it to the next level", coach Steve Kerr said. "And there's more to come from him". "Nobody comes in and cares about the game or loves the game as much as I do or works as hard as do I at the basketball game", Durant said. Read More »

Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Game 5

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The second National Basketball Association championship feels drastically different for Curry , because this one was a comeback from a heartbreaking missed opportunity past year against James and the Cavaliers when the Warriors knew they should have won it all but squandered a 3-1 lead. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan have silenced their critics, says Shahid Afridi

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Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman put Pakistan in complete control, racking up a 118-run partnership before the latter was finally caught out, stumped by Jos Buttler . The 30-year-old scored 90 in Pakistan's win over England last September, so he will be a key wicket for Morgan's side. "After the first loss we are very down, but credit goes to the team management", Sarfraz said. Read More »

Stephen Curry: 'We're Just Getting Started'

They suffered a season of ridicule and being the butt of the internet's jokes. That supercharged a cast that features two of the most unsafe three-point shooters in NBA history ( Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson ), one of the most versatile two-way players in the NBA ( Draymond Green ), a deep reserve of former All-Stars ( Andre Iguodala and David West ), and serviceable veterans ( Shaun Livingston , JaVale McGee , Matt Barnes ). Read More »