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Contreras hits HR, Baez scores on error, Cubs beat Padres

With the Cubs trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Rizzo led off with a triple. San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs face off in the first of the three-game series tonight. Jose Pirela and Yangervis Solarte each went 2 for 4 with a solo home run respectively, while Solarte added a double to his stat line in the loss. Read More »

Bale aims for more trophies at Real


They found the net in every single one of the 60 matches they played this season. After Casemiro put the Spanish champions back in front in the 61st, Ronaldo turned in the third at the near post inside three minutes, and Marco Asensio wrapped up the scoring in the 90th. Read More »

Hope teams will now come and play in Pakistan: Sarfraz

S. Dhoni's residence soon after the match. Sarfraz's side thrashed title-holders India by 180 runs in a remarkable final The Oval on Sunday having been the lowest ranked of the eight nations at the outset of this one-day worldwide tournament - which they started with a 124-run defeat by India . Read More »

Lions must halt 'monster' Sonny Bill, says Webb

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland was intent on assuming a fearless face after his side suffered a 22-16 defeat to Super Rugby outfit the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland . Murray forms a half back partnership with England stand-off Owen Farrell. British and Irish Lions captain Ken Owens speaking to Sky Sports: I think our discipline lost the game. Read More »

CT Final: Pak wins against India


They were more intense and passionate on the day". Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes his side's crushing victory over India in the Champions Trophy final would serve as a catalyst to bring back global cricket back home. Nobody believed we'd win. "That was an aberration". In the 26th over when Pandya called for a single and started running, Jadeja took a couple of steps ahead only to go back to the crease, thereby costing Pandya his wicket. Read More »

Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes

He was found to be lame on Wednesday and was treated with anti-inflammatory medication Wednesday and Thursday. He is receiving a treatment for "lameness" in his right front leg and has been fitted with a glue-on shoe. He was the second choice in the morning line at 4-1. For example, back in 2015 the race got huge viewership and betting handle because American Pharoah was going for the Triple Crown - and he broke horse racing's 37-year drought . Read More »

New Zealand beats Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda

Once ahead they relentlessly pressed their advantage, leading by 11 seconds at the second mark on the way to a 49-second win. "Day one is massive, it's the most important day, if someone comes out with a speed advantage, psychologically that's huge for the rest of the series", said Ben Ainslie, skipper of Land Rover BAR at a morning briefing. Read More »

Ostapenko mounts comeback against Halep to win French Open


Jakovleva stayed home in Latvia during the first week of this year's French Open but even after she arrived in Paris she could not watch her daughter's matches from the stands. "Enjoy it. I am a little sick in the stomach but I want to win it one day". Medina Garrigues was not shocked by the shots Ostapenko went for and pulled off but had not expected her charge to handle herself with quite so much poise. Read More »

Saudi Arabia offers apology over minute's silence controversy

This wrought widespread criticism, prompting Football Federation Australia to release a statement explaining that Saudi officials had said they would not actively participate as the tradition was "not in keeping with Saudi culture". Football Federation Australia (FFA) said it had "sought agreement" from the Saudis and regional governing body, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to hold the silence. Read More »

Celtics trade No. 1 overall pick to 76ers


Ainge didn't rule out the possibility that Boston could utilize the No. 3 pick in a secondary move but seemed to hint that the team made this initial move simply because it believed it could add a future pick while still getting its desired player. Read More »

Lions name team to take on the Chiefs

Past year he returned with Wales to play the Chiefs and watched as a Stephen Donald-inspired home side tore Gatland's second stringers apart to post a 40-7 victory. Gatland said over the weekend that players who performed well in the Hamilton warmup could still grab a place in his Test 23 at Eden Park. Jamie George insists the British and Irish Lions have no fear of New Zealand . Read More »

Ronaldo helps Real Madrid retain title


Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff to become the first team to win back-to-back Champions Leagues since the competition's modern format began in 1992. "I'm happy, I'm incredibly satisfied". Zidane has only one year left on his contract, but is widely expected to remain at the team's helm. At the end of the 25th season of the Champions League , Ronaldo is the first player to score in three of the competition's finals. Read More »

US Open : No regrets as magic Matsuyama falls short


Koepka earned $2.16 million, the largest single-day earnings in golf . Strong and aggressive, the 27-year-old Floridian is one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour , averaging over 300 yards off the tee this season. I don't want to say I'm a slow learner but it was something that took me a while to actually master. Brian Harman in the final group behind him made back-to-back bogeys and couldn't catch up. Read More »

Swansea chairman Jenkins confirms interest in Chelsea forward Abraham


And the Blues are expecting a flurry of offers during the summer. He was a vital part of Swansea City's side past year but has been linked with a move to Everton , as well as 2015/2016 Premier League winners Leicester City. "That's the type of person I am, I always want to do better". "Keeping your top players is always a hard one". Said Swansea's U.S. shareholder Steve Kaplan at the end of the season: "We all know how important Gylfi is, just as he knows how much he's valued and ... Read More »

Pakistan cricket back on track with Champions Trophy win: Shahid Afridi


A moment of miscommunication between him and Jadeja led to an easy run-out opportunity for Pakistan , which they didn't miss. "Not just today, not just tomorrow, this day will be remembered in Pakistan for years to come, said a beaming Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed as he made a passionate plea to other nations to play worldwide cricket in their country". Read More »

Should Man United bring Ronaldo back — Transfer Focus

The 32-year-old has made 394 appearances for Los Blancos since, scoring 406 goals and assisting a further 125 strikes. It has been reported that Ronaldo owes Spain's government 14 million euros - a claim Ronaldo refutes - and is now trying his best to engineer a move away from the European champions. Read More »

Home sweet home for Predators


Crosby didn't score in Game 5, but he set up three goals and could have easily assisted on three more. The Penguins will likely need Malkin and Kessel at their best to wrestle back control of a series that's lately gone the Predators way. Read More »

Honda Accord Teases its Sporty Styling


It's probably not being too unfair to say Honda is widely seen as something of a conservative auto brand, but it's also one that's definitely been looking to expand its appeal beyond its traditional customer base recently. Fans can watch the tenth-gen Accord's world premiere via YouTube Livestream ( ) at 11:00 am ET. Accord sales totaled 130,300 through May, down 7.3 percent from the same months a year ago. Read More »

Sabres Expansion Draft Protected List

McPhee was excited to discover the cache of quality players to choose from. “It would be, ‘Do we have too many players? "We really like what we're looking at right now", McPhee said . As there's a number of top defensemen exposed such as Anaheim's Sami Vatanen and Ottawa's Marc Methot . There's also nothing barring Vegas from having a deal in place to select a player in order to trade him to another team. Read More »

Are Newcastle United about sign £8m Afriyie Acquah?


The 25 year old defensive midfielder now plays for Torino but said he was likely to move on. " It has been a dream of mine to play in England and I am very close to achieving this ". Acquah, 25, joined Torino in 2015 having previously under taken loan spells at Parma and Sampdoria whilst being contracted to Hoffenheim. The midfielder made 20 appearances this season for Torino, where he scored two goals and featured regularly alongside England global Joe Hart. Read More »

Minnesota Twins select Royce Lewis first overall in 2017 Major League Baseball draft

The 6-foot-4, 220- pound first baseman leads the conference in batting average (.387), slugging (.810), on-base percentage (.495), hits (96), RBIs (82), doubles (30), home runs (23) and total bases (201). That speed gives him good range in the field, both at shortstop and in center field. College programs Vanderbilt, Virginia and North Carolina each had two players chosen in the first round, marking the 15th time in 16 years at least one pair of teammates (college or high school ) was ... Read More »

MLB upholds Strickland's 6-game suspension for Harper brawl


Strickland was on the mound when Raimel Tapia hooked a one-out single through the right side of the infield to help the Rockies earn a walk-off victory after the Giants fought back from an eight-run deficit. "We knew this was coming". San Francisco must go with a 24-man roster while Strickland is suspended. Strickland is 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA in 30 appearances. Read More »