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Rafael Nadal: 2017 French Open title 'more special'


He lost just 35 games in total, second only to Bjorn Borg's record of 32 in the Swede's 1978 title-winning season. - Growing up as a prodigy on the Spanish island of Majorca, Rafael Nadal dreamed of winning just one French Open title. Read More »

Anushka Sharma a lucky charm for Virat Kohli?


Now in London , Kohli recently spotlighted Sharma's positive presence in his life once again, taking his fans back to one of his sweetest moments with the actor during an interview with Star Sports . When they hung up the phone and I told her, for me it was like a flashback for a minute from playing in my academy till the Mohali game. Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma's unseen Valentine's Day picture is cuter than what Indian cricketer had posted on Instagram! "What was more attractive was ... Read More »

Faf backs AB as Proteas skipper

Defending champions India yesterday outclassed South Africa in all departments of the game in a must-win encounter to enter the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy with a comprehensive eight-wicket win. When Virat Kohli , who started fairly tentatively, had got to 21, Andile Phehlukwayo got him to nibble at one outside off stump. The win was as much a bowlers' effort and batsmen's contribution as much as the fielders' alacrity. Read More »

Kevin Durant helps Warriors win second NBA title in three years

Irving, who put the Cavaliers ahead to stay on a stunning 3-pointer in the final minute of game seven a year ago, scored 40 points Friday to lead Cleveland's 137-116 home win over Golden State to extend the series, hitting seven of a finals-record 24 3-pointers for the Cavs. Read More »

Cavaliers hope to feed off energy of Cleveland fans during Game 3


The game turned when Curry sank a 3-pointer and two free throws, then dribbled impressively around James for a layup to cap a 10-3 run that put the Warriors ahead 83-73 early in the third. Circumstances are a bit different thanks to the presence of Durant but the Warriors are fully aware of what can happen. They take a 2-0 lead over Cleveland into Wednesday's Game 3 , just as they did a year ago. Read More »

Brilliant Kohli steers India to victory over Pakistan


Rohit Sharma top-scored with 91 and put on 136 for the first wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (68). "This was a big game, and after the initial overs, the Pakistani bowlers crumbled rather insipidly". They're a very competitive side. Sharma, however, was fortunate when, on 21, he edged Amir just beyond a diving Azhar Ali at slip for four. But while doing so, Dhawan was caught at deep mid-wicket by Azhar Ali off Shadab Khan in the 25th over. Read More »

What Quentin Holmes brings to the Cleveland Indians


Despite playing in the northeast, he was still talented enough to be a member of the 18-and-under U.S. National Team. He was the 141st ranked prospect in the draft according to and the 13th ranked SS according to Baseball America . Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Lead Warriors to NBA Title


James had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Kyrie Irving added 26 points but the Cavs never could dig out of a hole created by a second-quarter barrage and ended their season with a 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Read More »

Game 4 referees clarify technical foul confusion


Chants of "Draymond sucks!" Green will be in more familiar territory on Monday night as the Cavs head to Oracle Arena in Oakland in a do-or-die Game 5. So then I thought the second one Draymond was going to get kicked out, but they explained the first one was on me. Goble said he thought he had verbalized to the table that the initial technical was on Kerr, but said after watching the video that he should have done a better job with that. Read More »

After Confusion Over Technical Fouls in Game 4, Refs Explain What Happened


However, a scoring error in the first half incorrectly gave Green a technical foul when it was actually meant for Golden State head coach Steve Kerr . "I thought they called it on Draymond; I thought I deserved it", Kerr said of the first-quarter call. For several minutes, however, the only people who seemed to know that in the entire arena were the three officials. Read More »

Draymond Green doesn't regret saying Cleveland fans aren't sharp


Warriors coach Steve Kerr , for his part, was unimpressed with what he felt was a flop by Shumpert. But on the court, being the bad guy almost got Green ejected. He appeared to draw a second technical.until he didn't. In the box score, Green was listed with one technical foul heading into the second half. The officials acknowledged after the game they did not handle the situation very well. Read More »

LeBron James dunks over Kevin Durant in Game 5


The Warriors had two chances to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy in Oakland a year ago but lost twice at home on their way to blowing a 3-1 lead. Green had sat out this very game a year ago, suspended because of flagrant foul point accumulation after he swiped at James' groin in Game 4. Read More »

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


Cavaliers' forward LeBron James had a game-high 41 points and guard Kyrie Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors, igniting a deafening crowd. LeBron James has 33 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who have fought valiantly but have not been able to find an answer for Durant. Read More »

Draymond Green becomes annoyed by Quicken Loans Arena security

Though there were many chaotic moments during Game 4 of the NBA Finals-a record-setting 49-point quarter, a self alley-oop, yet another groin shot-a perplexing move by officials to retroactively correct a technical foul called on Draymond Green certainly isn't lost among them due to its mishandling. Read More »

Cavaliers vs Warriors NBA Finals, Game 5 schedule


DRAYMOND GREEN: I was looking at reality. That creates openings for the Cavs. "So I think Game 4 , talking trash, being physical, whatever you got to do to try to get that edge to win, you got to do it". The Cavaliers and Warriors, who have tangled for three consecutive Junes, headed back to the West Coast on Saturday after Cleveland's record-setting 137-116 victory. Read More »

Red Sox announcer Remy apologizes for no-translator remarks

Tigers 4, Angels 0: Buck Farmer outlasted Alex Meyer in an unexpected pitchers' duel, and Justin Upton hit a three-run homer for Detroit in the eighth inning. Price made his major league debut September 14, 2008, in NY with a 5 1/3-inning relief stint for the Tampa Bay Rays . "He's been that guy his whole career you could turn to when you needed a big win and he still does it", Girardi said. Read More »

Great relationships have greater challenges, Clarke comments on Kohli-Kumble rift


The CoA chairman Vinod Rai told The Hindu , "We would like Kumble to continue as coach for the West Indies tour". Up till then he will be there. There were reports of rift between Kumble and captain Virat Kohli . The CAC understands the "onus" is on them to make the right choice and choose a right person for the post, especially as Kumble was their choice in the first place. Read More »