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Gatland left frustrated as Lions fail to press claims


It just crept in but, the decision's made and that's how it is, you've just got to get on with it. But hooker Liam Coltman brought the Highlanders back into it before Marty Banks' 74th-minute penalty put the hosts back in front in the final moments. Read More »

Pakistan thrash the hosts to reach final


Root came in to join his county colleague and the pair started to open their shoulders, but both had a life - the former lucky not to see a leading edge off Imad Wasim fall safe, the latter dropped by Azhar Ali when trying to pull Raees. Meanwhile, England captain Eoin Morgan said his team did not simply adapt to the conditions. Any problems England had encountered were not even a concern for Pakistan , as Azhar and Fakhar Zaman put on 118 for the opening wicket, Morgan running ... Read More »

Hogg to see specialist over cheekbone injury


I'm more pleased with the result than the performance, we needed that". But Gatland was not impressed with the number of missed tries which showed his tourists were not yet in form. The other 13, it's not 15-on-15, so there's not that much you can do in between in this first part of the tour. I thought there were two areas where there was concern. Read More »

Manchester United complete Victor Lindelof signing


Manchester United have completed the signing of Victor Lindelof in a €35million deal from Benfica . Lindelof is Mourinho's fifth signing in total as Manchester United manager following the 2016 additions of Eric Bailly , Zlatan Ibrahimovic , Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba. Read More »

Warriors: No decision on Trump

Veteran forward David West , who has been outspoken in his disapproval of President Donald Trump , told The Undefeated's Marc Spears on Monday night that he "probably" will decline the opportunity. When asked earlier if the season if he'd visit the White House should his team win, Warriors guard Shaun Livingston said he'd skip the ceremony. Read More »

Warriors haven't made White House visit decision

The Warriors issued the statement after multiple reports that the Warriors had voted unanimously against making a White House trip. Former Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, safety Devin McCourty, linebacker Dont'a Hightower, defensive end Chris Long, running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive tackle Alan Branch did not attend, with some citing Trump as a reason. Read More »

CT 2017: Pakistan win toss, ask England to bat

So it was a big challenge and one that was too far for us. Defeat extended England's long wait for a maiden major one-day global title until at least 2019 - when they stage the next World Cup . Jake Ball did remove Azhar with a slower ball bouncer, the batsman edging onto his stumps for 76, but Hafeez took the fight to England , flat-batting Stokes back over his head for six off a free hit after the bowler had overstepped. Read More »

Morgan hints at changing Roy for Bairstow

England have always backed the Surrey man, with skipper Eoin Morgan suggesting prior to the start of the event that Roy would be their opener right throughout the tournament. "I'd rather lose the toss, I think. So if he's not playing, that wouldn't be too bad", Arthur said. "I know he has opened at county level but he's never done it internationally and I think that is a different ball game". Read More »

Pakistan beat England, enter maiden CT final

England made one change to their squad replacing batsman Jason Roy with Jonny Bairstow . Sarfraz rescued Pakistan from the position of 162/7 while chasing 237, to set up a semi-final date against England . "I think the good thing about Hasan is that even (when) someone hits him for a four, he comes back and returns with hard lengths and I think this is what a cricketer requires", Shoaib Malik said. Read More »

England crumble to 211 all out against Pakistan


Jonny Bairstow (43), Joe Root (46) and skipper Eoin Morgan (33) failed to capitalise upon the good starts they got which helped the Pakistani bowlers set themselves a total they would very happy to chase down. England's £1.7million man therefore had little option but to delay his charge deep into the last 10 overs - and his patience was not to be rewarded significantly before he mistimed an attempted big hit into the off-side ring off Hasan to go for a highly untypical 34 from 64 balls, ... Read More »

Viral Video-Virat Kohli in Pakistan?

That is how champions, even putative ones, play - with the knowledge that no game is lost in the field that is not already lost in the mind. Mortaza's side only started believing in their chances after impressive displays in New Zealand, India , Sri Lanka and Ireland in the past few months."We did not win a match in New Zealand but we played well there". Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India bowl first after winning toss


Kohli, speaking before a revitalised Pakistan clinched their place in the final with a shock eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff on Wednesday, warned "There are no guarantees in this sport". Mortaza said Bangladesh would need to adapt to the conditions at Edgbaston, a venue they have not played at yet during the tournament. India will be under more pressure due to their huge population - Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza tries to address the issue of pressure ahead of the ... Read More »

Pakistan thrashes England to reach CT final for 1st time


It was an unexpectedly one-sided semifinal as two-time finalist England continues its quest for a global 50-over title in any tournament. Pakistan will now play the victor of the second semi-final between India and Bangladesh to be played today in Birmingham. Read More »

David Stockdale rejects Brighton deal and signs for Birmingham


The 31-year-old's contract at the south-coast club expires at the end of this month, however according to the Sports Mole , he opted to reject a new offer. HARRY REDKNAPP has confirmed he has made a "good offer" for former Chelsea captain John Terry in what would be the most sensational move of the summer. Read More »

Arsenal determined not to sell Sanchez to Man City

The Chile worldwide admitted in May that he was "frustrated" with Arsenal's season and that he would make a decision on his future in the summer. German publication Sport Bild asked Xhaka if he thinks Ozil will stay at Arsenal: "I think so". Read More »

Jones: Forget the naysayers. Cavs-Warriors made for a great season

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. Long-range three-pointers to quickly-taken shots to pull-up jumpers - once viewed as poor shot selections - have become potent weapons under the Warriors, not to mention devastating tools to demoralise opponents who had tried to defend them well. Read More »

Twitter reacts to England Vs Pak; Tweets about India-Pak final


Earlier, Pakistan bowlers led by Hasan Ali put up a quality display to restrict England to 211 runs in 49.5 overs. Wednesday's loss in Cardiff meant England's wait for a first major ICC one-day worldwide tournament triumph will continue until at least 2019 - when they stage the next World Cup. Read More »

Amir out as Pakistan field in England semi-final

Pakistan bowled England out for just 211, in an era where 300 is considered a one-day worldwide 'par score, ' after captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and fielded. Fakhar predictably came out swinging against the new ball, and England's attempt to make things happen by going short to both batsmen came to nought and merely accelerated the chase. Read More »

De Villiers to lead South Africa in T20 series v England

Kapugedera then suffered a knee injury and was replaced by Danushka Gunathilaka for Sri Lanka's surprise win over India at the Oval, only for Perera to have to go off mid-innings with a hamstring injury having batted well for his 47. We wanted to be calm and wanted to execute our plans in this game, so it worked out for us", Bumrah said after the match. Kohli admitted that it's not always easy to remain calm but he is glad in the manner his team has responded after the morale-shattering ... Read More »

Finals MVP Kevin Durant exits car to properly celebrate with fans


He's so great , joining that team , to me, was nearly unfair", Smith said per The Washington Post . For the most part, I think Lue is on the right track. "I kept building on that from day one", Durant said. West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received techs after a replay review. James turned to the officials, saying he had been fouled. Read More »