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Murray hopeful as he powers into French Open semi-finals

But Murray responded by taking the second set easily and stormed through a third-set tie-break before finishing off a tiring Nishikori to seal a fourth successive semi-final appearance in Paris . I know it will be very tough but I will fight as hard as I can, hopefully play some good tennis and make it a tough battle. "It's never easy and I think this week he's been playing well, I've been watching some matches". Read More »

South Africa begin ICC Champions Trophy campaign with comfortable victory

The Oval surface is not expected to be quite as batting-friendly as it was for the tournament opener between England and Bangladesh, but it's unlikely to suddenly become a bowlers' fantasy either. Amla became the sixth batsman and first from South Africa to score 25 or more hundreds in One-day global cricket. Amla hit just five fours and two sixes for his 103 and faced 115 deliveries. Read More »

The 5 most important things Arsenal need to do this summer


David Dein previously played a key role in Arsenal transfers during his time as vice-chairman of the north Londoners, but they've struggled to recruit as efficiently since his departure in 2007. The 18-year-old has emerged as the most sought-after young player in world football after a stunning breakthrough season with Monaco . But the Monaco sensation is also being chased by Real Madrid who are ready to blow Arsenal's approach out of the water. Read More »

England vs Pakistan Semi-Final

In the post-match press conference after the match against Sri Lanka , the first thing that the Pakistani skipper asked after getting himself prepared for the reporters to fire questions was, "Saare English waale hi hain kya?" They've been playing really good cricket for the last two years. Read More »

Several LSU baseball signees could go in MLB Draft Tuesday


Not only is he an All-American and core piece of an Omaha team, he was taken in the draft 24 rounds earlier than he was previous year. Diechmann was a 26th round pick by the Twins previous year. Poche' was the 261st selection overall by the Oakland Athletics, and Papierski was the 271st selection overall by the Houston Astros. The draft concludes today with rounds 11-40. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy defies British weather to reach semi-finals

Coverage will begin at 10am on Sky Sports 2, with all Champions Trophy matches broadcast on the same channel. Eoin Morgan's side have won 12 of their last 14 ODIs against today's opponents, but Pakistan did win their last game against England in this format, which coincidently was on the same ground last September. Read More »

US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice


Rep. James Comer, 1st District representative, said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Steve Scalise and the others wounded in the cowardly shooting this morning". He said Scalise crawled out of the outfield leaving a trail of blood, and that he was given liquids and put pressure on a chest wound. Sen. Rand Paul , who was also at the practice, said the police response saved lives. Read More »

Pakistan wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

Pakistan 2017 ICC Champions Trophy cricket semifinal match , see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. A year into his job as Pakistan coach, Mickey Arthur is still no closer to removing the inconsistency that dogs the national team. Read More »

Warriors defeat Cavaliers to win second National Basketball Association title in three seasons

The win spelled redemption for the Warriors , who brought forward Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last off-season to bolster their already high-powered offence. If Golden State's championship was never in doubt, Cleveland didn't get the memo. One way or another - and there is one other much ballyhooed way, which we'll discuss next - the Cavs have to address this, or Golden State , barring injury, will win its third title in four years. Read More »

Tapwrit beats Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit won the race. "It's all good", Pletcher said. All-sources betting on Saturday's Belmont Stakes was down 9.2 percent this year compared to last year, according to charts compiled by Equibase. Third place went to Patch with Gormley finishing fourth. A $1.2m yearling bought at Fasig-Tipton, Tapwrit is owned by a partnership comprising Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta . Read More »

Tyronn Lue on Cavaliers vs Warriors: "I don't see a big gap"


The Curry 1 is the shoe the sharpshooter wore during his first NBA Finals win in 2015. For the third straight quarter, Smith buried a three-pointer in the final 20 seconds of play, as he connected on an off-balance, contested triple from the left wing with just 18 seconds remaining in the period. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 5, win NBA title


They have an aging core, most of whom are free agents or can opt-out and become free agents this summer. The Golden State monster that devoured the Cavaliers in five Finals games , culminating with a 129-120 victory Monday , is not going into hibernation. Read More »

Chelsea star has many offers to leave according to his brother


Now, despite his reputation for being a bit hard on and off the field at times, there are no shortages of takers for Costa, and it seems that he could well go to either Serie A or La Liga - with a return to former club Atletico Madrid long talked about, but problematic after the transfer ban for Diego Simeone's side. Read More »

Morgan hints at picking Bairstow for first semis vs Pakistan

In the 47 ODIs since their World Cup exit, England have posted 25 centuries, compared to 22 from 88 matches during the previous four years. Fakhar reached his 50 off 49 balls before being stumped by Buttler off Rashid for 57 but Azhar and Babar Azam calmly continued to milk runs all around the ground as England's bowlers ran out of ideas. Read More »

Hammers open their Premier League season at Manchester United

The Hammers drew 1-1 with United at their home in November of last season and Slaven Bilic will be hoping they can put in a repeat performance on the opening day. Major silverware is expected―the Red Devils haven't challenged for the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure, and that's exactly why Mourinho was hired. Read More »

Draymond Green, Warriors eager to win on Cavs' home court


Kevin Durant's three-point pull-up jumper with 45 seconds left in regulation proved to be the decisive basket for the Warriors , who were forced to scrap at the Cavaliers' pace for the latter part of the game. After trying their best to run with Golden State through Games 1 and 2, the Cavaliers again tried to push the tempo at the beginning of Game 3, and they went into the break down 67-61. Read More »

What will the Warriors roster look like next season?

Andre Iguodala led the Warriors bench with 20 points. "We were able to get them a year ago, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen", James said . Replays showed that Durant did hit James on the head, which should have been his third personal foul. "I left everything on the floor every game , all five games", he said. Read More »

Maldini advises Verratti to move to Barcelona


Speaking specifically about Verratti's future, he said: "I can't answer for him because it all depends on the negotiations, which, along with contract renewals, can go on for a long time". Meanwhile, Verratti's agent Donato Di Campli has denied that Barcelona have made an offer for the Italy global. "If PSG don't want to sell him, despite offers from all over Europe, then we'd have to examine our consciences in Italy". Read More »

Celtic and Aberdeen agree Jonny Hayes deal

The Hoops have beaten off competition from Birmingham City and Cardiff City for the Republic of Ireland worldwide, who scored in the Dons' Scottish Cup final loss to Celtic at Hampden. Hayes signed for Aberdeen on a free transfer from Inverness in 2012, making almost 200 appearances and scoring 30 goals for the Dons. Celtic midfielder Christie spent the second half of last season on loan at Pittodrie . Read More »

Serero finds new club in Europe


Vitesse finished fifth in the Dutch League in the 2016/17 season and also won the Dutch Cup‚ meaning they have qualified automatically for the group stages of the UEFA Europa League in 2017/18. Vitesse are known as a good football team, and past year I watched them win the cup. Serero is not forgotten in South Africa, and some of his fans here at home congratulated him following the completion of the deal. Read More »

500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win


Murray didn't shy away from shots either, even if they happened to come in practice from the head coach, who once scored 62 goals in a season for the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks. For us it's about winning and giving these guys a chance to win a Stanley Cup every year. Matt Murray entered the playoffs with an undisclosed lower-body injury , which meant Fleury needed to take the reins when stakes were at their highest. Read More »

Cavaliers return to Cleveland after NBA Finals

NOTES: The Warriors' .941 winning percentage in the playoffs (16-1) bettered the previous mark of.938 established by the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 15-1. "Experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing", James said. Good enough for third on the team . Read More »

NBA Champions Unanimously Decide to Skip White House Visit

Capturing a second title in three seasons in historic fashion has put the Golden State Warriors among some of the NBA's greatest championship squads, overcoming a heartbreaking setback to become even better. "They're going to be around for a while", he added. "The way that he embraced the opportunity in the Finals, it was unbelievable", Curry said. "This is something we want to continue to do". Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to take NBA title

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James heads to the locker room before Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. LeBron James has now lost in the Finals five times and won three championships. It was his seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, the only non-Boston Celtic to do so. Read More »