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Astros' Keuchel On 10-Day Disabled List With Neck Discomfort

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Mike Minor (2-1), the fourth Kansas City pitcher, worked a flawless ninth to pick up the victory. Rookie reliever Dayan Diaz, called up earlier Wednesday to provide a fresh arm for the bullpen, made his first Major League Baseball start and lasted just 2 2/3 innings while allowing three runs on four hits to take the loss. Read More »

New Zealand opt to field against England

But New Zealand opener Martin Guptill said the side would draw strength from their showing against Australia - the team that beat them in the 2015 World Cup final. Joe Root 's 64 and an unbeaten 61 from Jos Buttler guided England to a total of 310 all out in Cardiff . The New Zealand side meet Bangladesh in Cardiff on Friday night (NZ time) in their final pool match of the one-day cricket global competition, with England and Australia facing off in the pool's other fixture. Read More »

Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

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Halep carved out a break for 3-1 in the decider, an inch-perfect pass proving fair reward for her stalwart defence. - Halep won the opening set 6-4. Didn't really show. She surged in the tiebreaker, winning four of the last five points and ending it with a swinging backhand volley victor. Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko had quite the day, and quite the last two weeks. Read More »

Max Verstappen frustrated to lose out on 'possible podium'

But I had Lewis in front so I couldn't really brake any later or I push him off. He did not do it on goal because normally you would get a puncture so in that regard he was lucky he did not get one. Renault has now said the power unit will not be significantly updated for the rest of the year, and Verstappen admitted: "I'm anxious, also for the direction for next year". Read More »

" "LCD Soundsystem Scoff At Rhino Reissues: "[We] Aren't Announcing Shit"

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LCD say they don't know anything about it. Murphy updated fans on Facebook last month, assuring them that the band was officially "done with the record" and teasing a six-week wait until its release. It's also not clear how they have access/rights to the music, but apparently they do. Still, as a certain writer's teenaged daughter would say, what in the holy flying crap-buckets is going on here? The New York band have also announced a second Brookyln Steel residency . Read More »

Even 'Jeopardy!' is taking shots at Kevin Durant for joining the Warriors

LeBron James fell two assists shy of his second consecutive triple-double, contributing team highs of 41 points and 13 boards for the Cavaliers . ". After an extended review of the confrontation, officials Danny Crawford and Ed Malloy assessed technical fouls to Thompson and Smith as well and did not give West a second technical, which would have resulted in an ejection. Read More »

North Korea 'not far away' from test-firing ICBM

Sanctions have failed to stop North Korea's weapons program because the regime has a "complex overseas financing and procurement system" earning hard currency from anything from cybercrime to wildlife smuggling, a report said today. The Washington-based C4ADS think-tank said a small number of interconnected Chinese firms accounted for the vast proportion of trade with North Korea , leaving the impoverished country's procurement network vulnerable to targeted, enforced sanctions. Read More »

Venus and Harrison win doubles at French Open

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Her home town of Riga got in the mood on Saturday when thousands of her compatriots watched her victory on a giant TV screen erected in front of the city's iconic Freedom Monument. Halep realised just how hard her opponent had worked on that on Saturday. The impatience of youth not only showed up in Ostapenko's play but also, occasionally, in her demeanour. Read More »

Australia denied victory over Bangladesh by washout at The Oval

Australia reached 83-1 to close to within 100 runs of a comfortable victory over Bangladesh , only for bad weather to abandon play and force them to settle for a point. The outcome was harsh on Australia who bowled superbly to dismiss the world No.6 team inside 44 overs with Mitchell Starc taking 4-29. Bangladesh elected to bat and their supporters, whose superior numbers formed a sea of green in the stands, burst into life when Tamim flicked one off his pads for the game's first ... Read More »

Australia captain Jedinak out of Confederations Cup

Diego Souza struck twice but an emotional goal for Thiago Silva was the highlight as Brazil beat Australia 4-0 in Melbourne . "I do not believe it. Souza finished it off with a comfortable header from Willian's corner deep in stoppage time. To represent the Socceroos at another in Russian Federation next year would be a monumental achievement that would vault arguably Australia's greatest player into a group of legends including Pele and Maradona to have featured at the global ... Read More »

Daley not playing Qld's Origin mind games

The Maroons need Thurston at his mercurial best to save the Origin series and the four-time Dally M Medallist is ready for whatever the Blues throw at him in the return bout. Smith said he wouldn't be changing anything in Origin II - although he warned critics he may not be doing it too well based on Melbourne's poor penalty count record this season. Read More »

Bonino missing third straight game for Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins fans Arianna Burns, left, Kaeli Stolar right, and Alex Hersh, rear, cheer for the team outside PPG Paints Arena before Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Penguins and the Nashville Predators, Thursday, June 8, 2017 , in Pittsburgh. Read More »

Messi and Barca congratulate NBA champions Warriors

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When asked about his future in the league, he said: "For me personally - I don't know". "But we come together and we're the champions now". LeBron James may be the game's greatest player but the manner in which his Cleveland Cavaliers were dispatched in the NBA Finals on Monday may have signalled that his championship window has been slammed shut. Read More »

Warriors join Bulls, Lakers, Celtics on list of NBA's greats

With Johnson watching and teaching Sunday, Smith could only imagine what it would be like to have him around to teach him if the two were to work together with the Lakers . "No, no, no, they didn't say that". In fact, many were left wondering why the potential top prospect of the draft was meeting with the team selecting fifth. Read More »

Manchester United Star Paul Pogba Calls Jose Mourinho The Special One

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But Pogba was hugely impressed by his first experience working under former Chelsea boss Mourinho and feels he deserves to be branded special, even if his approach to management can be unique. "He deserves his name". "Pereira feels the different type of football he played with over at Granada was hard to adjust to but that "... it's a good challenge for me and I'm handling it as well.". Read More »

Warriors Beat Cavs 129-120 To Win NBA Title

The victory capped a near-perfect run for the champions through the playoffs. Stephen Curry found himself isolated on LeBron James and immediately cleared out space on the right wing. "I had a letdown a year ago", Green said. An unprecedented third straight Finals clash between the Warriors and Cavaliers was hyped as the ultimate championship rubber match and expected to be the antidote for a postseason that had little in the way of drama. Read More »

NBA Finals, Game 5 - Cavs vs. Warriors

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Warriors probable starting lineup: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson , Kevin Durant , Draymond Green , Zaza Pachulia. A Durant three from extra-long range earned the Warriors their first meaningful lead at 45-43 with about seven minutes remaining in the first half. Read More »

Cavs, Warriors will get physical as finals tension boils

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Kevin Durant won the Finals MVP as he averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks. We're either going to be saddened at losing the NBA Finals, or we're really going to believe that Cleveland can make history to be the first team ever to come back from down 3-0. Read More »

Premier League clubs could play Saturday evening games from 2019

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There are now six slots available for live games over the course of a normal weekend, but games kicking off at 7.45pm on a Saturday were discussed at the Premier League's summer shareholders' meeting last week. The existing TV deals with Sky TV and BT Sport are worth £5.14billion with global rights now at a staggering £8.5bn. The key to Paul Simpson's side now progressing will surely be regular exposure to Premier League football, and it will be interesting to see how many members of ... Read More »