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England's Woakes out of Champions Trophy

At 95 for twon in the 20th over, Mushfiqur and Tamim embarked upon what would be a 166-run third-wicket stand, a Bangladesh record for any wicket against England . On being asked about the balance of the side, Mortaza said the team management made a decision to field eight batsmen for the first game, but the strategy may change for the remaining games: "First match we chose to go with eight batters, but we have to think about it". Read More »

Cavs open Game 5 with backs against the wall

Personally, I predicted Cleveland would win this series in six games. "I didn't hear it, but some of the other guys heard it and told me that they wanted to celebrate on our floor once again and they wanted to spray champagne in our locker rooms", James said . Read More »

Yuvraj innings wins praise from Kohli as India triumph

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Analysing the match, Afridi said India came hard on skipper Sarfraz Ahmed's shoddy game plan. While Dhawan and Rohit notched up another 100-run partnership, Yuvraj Singh hammered the Pakistan bowlers to score 53 off 32 balls. "We were in control for 40 overs but we lost the plot in the last eight overs", the wicket-keeper added after what was the opening Group B match for both the Asian giants in a tournament featuring the world s top eight one-day worldwide teams. Read More »

WNBA's Breanna Stewart, Bria Hartley open to 3-on-3 in Olympics

In addition to the regular full-court style of basketball we all know and love, the Games will include a 3-on-3 basketball event on the half-court. LeBron did everything he could (short of driving into the teeth of the defense in Game 3, but that's a conversation for a different day), and it wasn't almost enough. Read More »

Penguins Stanley Cup parade planning underway in Pittsburgh

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Hornqvist scored off Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne's left elbow, the former Predator silencing the raucous crowd that had stood for long minutes and flung a few more catfish, too. "You have a small window to play and have a career", Crosby said. Shortly after the Penguins scored, Rinne was pulled from the ice to allow Nashville to have an extra attacker, but things didn't quite work out for them. Read More »

LeBron James spectacular again, but efforts not enough for Cavaliers

Cleveland last season became the first team ever to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven finals but after falling 3-0 down this time around, they were only able to pull one game back before the Warriors finished the job. Then he moved across the podium and hugged Stephen Curry before accepting his shiny MVP trophy, holding out his arms and hoisting it for everyone to see. Read More »

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

Ready for Cavaliers to aim and launch, as they did in raining a Finals-record 24 3-pointers in Game 4 . "So do we get him the ball more?" Durant has 39 points and has seemingly hit a shot every time the Cavaliers have threatened, leading the Warriors to a 118-106 lead in Game 5 of the NBA Finals with 5:01 to play. Read More »

Richard Jefferson 'F**king Begging' to Guard Kevin Durant

Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench in a testy, tightly called finale to this trilogy Finals that everyone had stamped on the calendar from the moment Durant departed Oklahoma City to join Curry and Co. Read More »

Florida beats Wake Forest 3-0, earns final spot in Omaha

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Trailing 1-0 in a the best-of-three series, Wake Forest had its back against the wall heading into game two vs. the No. 3 Florida Gators. The game was postponed Sunday night after a lengthy rain delay. All told, that's 9 hours, 55 minutes - or 595 minutes - worth of rain delays here in "Rainesville", which was longer than the length of the first two games combined. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

The Cavaliers are down 3-1 in the NBA Finals . That's the hardest challenge, when you have that type of emotions, to channel it. The compliment, though nice, may be inaccurate considering he and fellow former NBA MVP Steph Curry averaged more than 60 points-per-game in the finals and Curry repeatedly hit three-point bombs in the closing minutes to seal the title. Read More »

Buffon says next season will be last _ unless Juve wins CL

Juventus and Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon has reaffirmed that he is "99.9 %" certain of retiring after next season - unless he finally wins the Champions League. "Well, I've always been, I believe, a reasonable person who tries to understand the meaning of things". "It's right that it works this way. The next one could be my a year ago as a professional footballer and I want to have a leading role." . Read More »

Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title

Irving played just one game before injuring his knee in the first Finals meeting between these teams in 2015. The 129-120 victory marks Golden State's second National Basketball Association title in three years, having clinched the series 4-1. Read More »

Red Sox to place Eduardo Rodriguez on the disabled list

He began the 2016 season on the disabled list after suffering a dislocated kneecap in spring training while fielding fly balls, and didn't make his first start until May 31. RH batters were 0 for 47 against Kimbrel this season until Mark Trumbo singled in the ninth. Rodriguez sustained the injury when he slipped in the bullpen during warmups prior to Thursday night's 7-5 loss in Baltimore . Read More »

Darvish, Mazara lead Rangers over Astros 6-1

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Darvish is 0-2 with a 4.42 ERA over his last three starts but turned in the best of the bunch in a no decision against the New York Mets on Wednesday. A half-inning later, the Astros mustered their first hit off Darvish, with Bregman plating Carlos Beltran with his two-out single to left, but Beltre got that run back for the Rangers in the sixth. Read More »

James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

In their third consecutive NBA Finals meeting in three years, Golden State Warriors won the first year in six games, the second year losing dramatically in the seventh game and now in five games. "We didn't play up to the level we're supposed to play at". James generally covers Durant , but the Cavs mix up looks by using Jefferson, Tristan Thompson , J.R. Read More »

French Open at a glance: Kerber loses, Kvitova wins

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Opens and finishing second at Wimbledon in 2016. "At the end of the match, it was really tough as I knew she wouldn't give it to me - I had to win it". After the attack, Kvitova needed surgery on her left hand, which she uses to hold her racket, and was undecided until late last week whether she would attempt to play in the French Open . Read More »

Overwhelming Favorite Warriors Win NBA Finals

By contrast, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant , who joined the Warriors last July, has a supporting cast that won a record-setting 73 regular season games last season. LeBron James and Cleveland, looking down and out only days ago in an 0-3 hole, now have some momentum after winning Game 4 and they will try to stave off elimination once more. Read More »

Mets stick with draft trend and grab big-time college pitcher

The 6-foot-6 lefty went 19-15 with a 3.43 ERA in three seasons at Oregon. The college junior boosted his draft stock this past season, which led him to this first round selection. Obviously, Peterson went on to the Ducks rotation. His 140 strikeouts were both a school record and the second most in the entire nation. That is, until this year. Read More »

Pitcher? Hitter? Both? MLB draft marked by two-way players

During his three-year collegiate career, McKay has accumulated a 31-10 record with a 2.15 ERA and 385 strikeouts, the most ever for a Louisville pitcher. 6 or higher, he'll eclipse Knoch's Scot Thompson as the highest-drafted former WPIAL baseball player. Let's win a national championship first. In 179 career starts and 186 total appearances as a hitter, McKay has a.328 career batting average with 27 home runs, 46 doubles and 131 RBIs. Read More »

MVP Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Now, they find themselves in the same position, a 3-1 lead, they were in past year when they ultimately failed to close out the series. James, who in 2012 with Miami beat the Thunder in Durant's only other Finals, wound up with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Read More »

Kevin Durant finally gets a title as Warriors finish off Cavaliers

With the Oracle crowd going insane tonight, the home team's running game will return and that is the key in beating Cleveland's older and slower defense. Led by LeBron James' 41 points, the Cavaliers hung within 108-102 with 8:29 to play on a 3-pointer by Kyle Korver . Thompson has spent most of the series chasing Irving around the court like a yellow lab who keeps chasing a ball, at least that's how it looks at times to coach Steve Kerr . Read More »

Cordner reveals mature Hayne is lifting Blues

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The result spoiled Queensland captain Cameron Smith's record 40th Origin appearance and puts the Blues within touching distance of claiming just their second series win in 12 years and their first since 2014. It was already hinted prior to the game by critics; the Blues will walk away with a win. I think we just got them on an off-night, had a bit of luck, (and) no Johnathan Thurston . Read More »

How The Golden State Warriors Won Their Second NBA Title

They also have been unable to contain Irving - something they must do Monday if they are to finish off the Cavaliers in five games. And epic history will certainly unfold Monday night that again ABC will deliver over-the-air. LeBron James and the Cavaliers have already staved off elimination once with a victory in Cleveland in Game 4 . While the face value of the specific tickets is unknown, some courtside seats for the Finals have a face value of $3,000 each, according to a document ... Read More »

Cavs must win tonight or the Warriors are the NBA Champions

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The win spelled redemption for the Warriors , who brought forward Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense. The 28-year-old Durant , who joined Golden State last year in free agency, won the Finals MVP honor along with his first National Basketball Association title. Read More »