Sport Adil Rashid takes centre stage as England crush Ireland by seven wickets
Author: 0 Adil Rashid takes centre stage as England crush Ireland by seven wickets

Ireland were skittled out in 33 overs and led to them defending a pitiful total. But there was never any chance of England losing, with Test captain Joe Root finishing on 49 not out. Porterfield said Thursday that teenage leg-spinner Rashid Khan had been the difference in their defeats by Afghanistan. Balbirnie's loose edge off Jake Ball was well caught by Sam Billings, keeping wicket instead of Test gloveman Jonny Bairstow, going to his right.

Author: 0 NHL Playoffs 2017: Takeaways from Sunday's Scores and Bracket Results

The Predators were 5-1 in one-goal games during the 2016 playoffs, including 2-1 against the Sharks yet that only carried them as far as Game 7 of the second round. Then with 31 seconds left in the first period, Alexander Steen received a two-minute penalty for slashing at P.K. Subban, who also received a two-minute penalty for holding.

Author: 0 KXIP hitter Martin Guptill calls RCB a risky side

We didn't certainly expect it to happen to us. On playing against RCB which is desperate to salvage its pride, Guptill said the Kings were not undermining the Challengers, which have some unsafe batsmen in the game. The batting stalwarts of Shaun Marsh, Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha need to back their ability and not go after the bowlers early in the game. Hyderabad failed to defend their massive total of 185/3 against a young Delhi Daredevils side, who rode on a collected batting ...

Author: 0 India breaks into Fifa's top 100 after 21 years

This is India's best-ever FIFA Ranking since April 1996 when India were also ranked 100. India will play a friendly against Lebanon on June 7 and then an Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan on June 13. "Rankings are not always a true reflection of form. But we need to improve in our minds and believe that we can keep on winning football matches", Das added.

Sport Bears, Chiefs And Texans Get Their 'Franchise' Quarterback
Author: 0 Bears, Chiefs And Texans Get Their 'Franchise' Quarterback

The good thing about a draft scenario like the Bears' selecting Mitch Trubisky on top of having signed Mike Glennon for starter-grade money is that it provides an nearly inexhaustible quiver of talking and writing points. that would have been much more snark-friendly for all those meme generators out there. Through the draft they added tight end from Alabama O.J. Howard.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal achieves another "La Decima" with 10th Barcelona title

He then lost his first service game in the third set. The Mallorcan took a while to impose himself on Thiem on an overcast day in Barcelona with the cold weather slowing down the court. His run included a three-set victory over world No. 1 Andy Murray in the semifinals. Murray responded and upped his concentration in the second set by committing less unforced errors and engaging in elongated rallies with Thiem.

Sport Controversy at Crucible as Selby closes in on title
Author: 0 Controversy at Crucible as Selby closes in on title

Higgins , a four-time world champion, must have been thinking a fifth title was coming his way as he took advantage of Selby's obvious languor early in the match, a hangover from the world number one's sapping semi-final against Ding Junhui.

Sport No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona
Author: 0 No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona

But Messi, who scored his first with a superb jinking run and finish, fired in from the edge of the area to win it for Barcelona. So that's 500 goals in 577 appearances for Messi since making his senior debut in 2001, and he's still only 29.

Sport Bulls' Hoiberg Upset With How Isaiah Thomas Officiated
Author: 0 Bulls' Hoiberg Upset With How Isaiah Thomas Officiated

If the Warriors had ended up losing the game, the Bulls would have started a half-hour earlier, to accommodate the game, but that won't be necessary as the Warriors ended up sweeping the Blazers. It was Avery Bradley, among others, who went over to console Thomas at the time. "He is going to get turns on Jimmy Butler in Game 5, but has to avoid getting a little too shot happy, trying to get 20 to match Butler's 30".

Sport Juve's Higuain: Alves assist was 'beautiful'
Author: 0 Juve's Higuain: Alves assist was 'beautiful'

His semi-final showing was one of Buffon's best in Europe and, after losing the final in both 2003 and 2015, he is determined to secure the one major trophy that eludes him before calling time on his 22-year career. Monaco will again try to solve Juventus and Buffon on Tuesday, but will have their work cut out for them needing at least a 2-0 result to force extra-time at Juventus Stadium.

Sport Browns pick Myles Garrett No
Author: 0 Browns pick Myles Garrett No

The former MI star was the second of three first-round picks for the Browns , following No. 1 overall selection Myles Garrett and coming four picks before TE David Njoku at No. The Browns have not had a lot of luck with second picks in the first round, with four busts since 2007, beginning with QB Brady Quinn in 2007, then QB Brandon Weeden in 2012, then QB Johnny Manziel in 2014 and guard Cameron Erving in 2015.

Sport Kelly Oubre Jr. Ejected After Shoving Kelly Olynyk
Author: 0 Kelly Oubre Jr. Ejected After Shoving Kelly Olynyk

Yep. Oubre got super ejected after that one. Michael noted, "The league office reviews all flagrants and has the option to upgrade or downgrade fouls and levy additional fines or suspensions and will take into account Oubre's contact with an official".

Author: 0 Nadal shuts out 10th French Open talk

Spain's 30-year-old king of clay claimed his 50th trophy on his favourite surface, his 70th overall and his first title in nearly a year as he beat compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 with a clinical winning effort which took just 76 minutes.

Author: 0 Warburton leads as CJ Stander becomes a Lion

He was named as captain by Eddie Jones when the squad was announced on Thursday morning. " We believe that Sam's experience and leadership qualities make him an obvious choice as captain ". As with any Lions selection, much of the debate yesterday centred on those who were left out, with in-form Munster lock Donnacha Ryan the hardest done-by of the Ireland contingent.

Sport Luiz 'obsessed' with winning league title at Chelsea
Author: 0 Luiz 'obsessed' with winning league title at Chelsea

The club have just opened the poll for the members' player of the season, and that is surely going to be a very hard and close-run competition. It was their ninth successive league win and the margin would have been greater but for some fine saves by Petr Cech .

Sport IN teen is graduating college -- before she gets her high school diploma
Author: 0 IN teen is graduating college -- before she gets her high school diploma

Osborne cites her mother and teachers as key motivators. "Every child is different, and I don't want to pressure children, but I look forward to possibly mentoring the younger children at the school, " she said . From there, the high school diploma is usually the ticket to applying for and entering college. Raven Osborne is the epitome of black excellence.

Author: 0 China gets rare rebuke from North Korea for 'betrayal'

Reclusive North Korea warned this week that US hostility had brought the region to the brink of nuclear war. North Korea accused the US and South Korean intelligences agencies on Friday of plotting to kill the nation's leader, Kim Jong Un, using "biochemical agents".

Author: 0 West Ham "one of three Premier League sides interested in Marco Silva"

City will have the protection of a one-year extension if Silva staves off the threat of relegation but a failure to stay in the Premier League would nearly certainly see the coveted coach move on. As it stands, the Tigers have their heads above water and with three games to play they hold a two-point advantage of Swansea City who are also in the hunt for survival.

Sport Bucks out of National Basketball Association playoffs despite Aussies' best efforts
Author: 0 Bucks out of National Basketball Association playoffs despite Aussies' best efforts

They changed it up tonight, stopped blitzing as much and got us into more of a 1-on-1 game. Prior to Thursday, the Raptors were 0-3 in Game 6 since Dwane Casey took over as coach in 2011. The real test came in the second half when the Raptors had built the lead up to 25 and looked home and cooled out only to watch the Bucks chip away at the lead as the Raptors offence, which had been running so efficiently, bogged down like it never has before.

Author: 0 Predators beat Blues 3-1 in game 3

It's worth noting Pittsburgh was outshot by Columbus in three playoff home games in the first round by a combined margin of 123-93 but won all three games because the Jackets couldn't capitalize on their chances - they had struggled offensively dating back to the last month of the regular season.

Sport I don't take criticism too personally - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Author: 0 I don't take criticism too personally - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

What time does Arsenal vs Manchester United start at? Bournemouth have hit a rich vein of form to climb out of trouble and up to 10th place, only a point short of last season's total with three games to play. We have a squad of 22 that is reduced to 13 or 14 players. Wenger is prepared to call a truce with Mourinho, in a similar way as he did with Sir Alex Ferguson when the pair were fighting for titles.

Author: 0 Selby joins elite in retaining world title

The 41-year-old Higgins , described by Selby as "one of the all-time greats", was equally complimentary about his opponent. Selby , fondly known as the "Jester from Leicester", is renowned for his redoubtable battling skills and the packed auditorium at the Crucible Theatre were treated to this in spades as the two-time champion completed quite a comeback having at one point trailed 10-4.

Author: 0 Sweet overtime win for Senators, eliminate Bruins in six games

MacArthur scored in Game 2 of the series , and then got past David Pastrnak on his way into the Bruins' zone in overtime, tempting the Boston forward into pulling him down from behind. In fairness, the penalties alone weren't necessarily what cost Boston the series . Itd be a lot more fun if the Senators could win this series and get some rest.

Sport Man United's Luke Shaw could miss start of next season
Author: 0 Man United's Luke Shaw could miss start of next season

However, it's in defence that Mourinho now has the biggest concerns, with centre-backs Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones already out of action, as is right-back Timothy Fosu-Mensah. Valencia has been a regular fixture in the Manchester United team this season and has made 28 Premier League appearances for Mourinho's men. "You are punished for doing well and if we beat Celta we have the final on the Wednesday and we play against Crystal Palace on the Sunday (May 21)", the ...

Author: 0 Sunday's NHL Stanley Cup Betting Preview and Odds

Rinne's 32 saves, plus goals from Ellis and Neal nearly eight minutes apart in the third period, led the Predators to a 2-1 win at raucous Bridgestone Arena, giving Nashville a 3-1 series lead. Almost ten minutes later James Neal gave the Predators a 2-0 lead. "I'm going to come in and grab the toughest guy in the scrum", Reaves said. "They upped their game, they took their game to another level and we didn't match it".

Sport Eoin Morgan insists under-strength England taking Ireland seriously
Author: 0 Eoin Morgan insists under-strength England taking Ireland seriously

The Bristol County Ground is the first stop on Friday morning ahead of the trip to London for Sunday's much-anticipated stepping out at Lord's. Ireland's application is likely to be heard next month. "It s kind of gone full circle - people now thinking they have a seriously good squad . And then if the results go our way in some of those games, fantastic".

Sport Benteke has no ill feelings to Klopp; denies Liverpool failure claims
Author: 0 Benteke has no ill feelings to Klopp; denies Liverpool failure claims

If Dejan Lovren has signed a new £100k/week contract, Can should undeniably be offered one as well, with these terms what he's apparently after. Now, Liverpool could be the flawless opportunity for him given their current limitations with both James Milner and Alberto Moreno in the left-back role and the 2012 Champions League victor could be the answer to Klopp's problems.

Author: 0 Indians put Kluber on 10-day DL with back issue

Justin Verlander, who gave up nine runs to the Indians on April 15, held them to two in seven innings the following evening. If Kluber is forced to miss an extended period of time , Zach Mcallister or Mike Cleavinger are the most realistic candidates to be added to the rotation.

Author: 0 (Boxing) Twitter reacts to Joshua v Klitschko's match

The heavyweight has also said he would fight Klitschko again - another clash which would draw huge attention. I knew it was going to be tough for him, because I wanted to do the same. The 41-year-old also hinted at a rematch but said for now he needed time to digest what was an incredible fight. Fourteen years older than his opponent, he showed why he is one of boxing's most respected and enduring fighters but will go away with the refrain of "what if" ringing in his ears.

Sport Mike Tyson praises Anthony Joshua impact
Author: 0 Mike Tyson praises Anthony Joshua impact

The Brit has paid homage to the boxing icon by purchasing a signed glove, with the framed piece of memorabilia coming complete with a built-in television screen which will allow Joshua to watch back some of Ali's classic moments. "And America, although I don't believe they're building stars there at the moment, of course it's a market we need to be in". Middleweight boxer Tony Milch spent his early years at the same gym, and also trained under the same coaches as the new WBA "super" belt ...

Author: 0 Holtby, Capitals edge Maple Leafs in overtime to win series 4-2

They have a very good future. Matthews, who went pointless in the first two games of the series, was the first player picked No. 1 overall by the Leafs since Clark in 1985. "He's always an energy guy", center Jay Beagle said. "I play on the power play, I play around 20 minutes, it's my game", Malkin said. These young players want to be good, they'll play the price and we have a coaching staff that every day comes with a positive attitude.

Sport Wizards forward Oubre ejected for bowling over Olynyk
Author: 0 Wizards forward Oubre ejected for bowling over Olynyk

The Wizards closed the first quarter on a 27-5 run and held a 39-17 lead after the first 12 minutes. Porter hit his first seven field goals, taking Thomas onto the block and hitting fading jumpers from the middle of the paint effortlessly. Game 4 goes Monday (AEDT) in Washington. Washington led, 63-40, at halftime. John Wall has spoken glowingly about Thomas, who he has known since they were in high school and on the AAU circuit.

Author: 0 Champions League Means We Could Attract A Better Goalkeeper - Former Liverpool Star

United are now five points ahead of sixth-place Arsenal going into this weekend's clash in north London. Manchester City sit in fourth place in the Premier League table and still battle hard with Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool for a Top-4 finish that will send the Sky Blues to next season's Champions League.

Author: 0 Desperate Capitals go back to Holtby for Game 3 vs. Penguins

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) watches the puck as defenseman Dan Girardi (5) works for position against Ottawa Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) in front of the net during the second pe. With Washington trailing 3-1 after two periods, goaltender Braden Holtby was pulled after allowing three goals on 14 shots. The Penguins have been kind to us in game one and two of this series, I'm not going to back off now that they're at home with a chance to put one more nail in the ...

Sport Buccaneers RB Martin avoids serious injury in car accident
Author: 0 Buccaneers RB Martin avoids serious injury in car accident

Martin sustained minor cuts and bruises as a result of the crash, per the police. Martin was in good enough spirits to take to Twitter as well, telling fans that he was "perfectly healthy" but that his auto was "not so much". Licht said last week Martin has been one of the team's more impressive players during the offseason training program. Martin, who had an All-Pro season in 2015, was limited by injuries last season, rushing for 421 yards in just eight games.

Sport Red Sox knuckleballer Wright to have season-ending surgery
Author: 0 Red Sox knuckleballer Wright to have season-ending surgery

While notching four complete games and one complete-game shutout, he also added a 3.33 ERA, 13-6 record and 127 strikeouts against 57 walks across a total of 156.2 innings of work. Steven Wright didn't exactly experience the same level of success to his 2017 campaign. If Price continues to feel good once he starts pitching for real, maybe the Red Sox can avoid feeling the true impact of losing Wright.

Author: 0 Keitany breaks London Marathon record

Only Paula Radcliffe , whose outright world best of 2:15:25 in the 2003 London marathon was set with the help of male pacemakers, has ever gone faster. The 35-year-old Keitany completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1 second to shave 41 seconds off Radcliffes 12-year-old mark.

Sport Red Sox permanently ban fan for racial slur at another fan
Author: 0 Red Sox permanently ban fan for racial slur at another fan

Nevertheless, Kevin Gausman hit Xander Bogaerts in the backside with a breaking pitch that stayed inside, and was immediately ejected. As soon as Holbrook's arm went into the air, Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph jumped out of his crouch and got in Holbrook's face, vociferously arguing with the umpire about the quick-triggered ejection.

Sport Piscotty & Fowler Injured in Cardinals 5-4 Loss to Brewers
Author: 0 Piscotty & Fowler Injured in Cardinals 5-4 Loss to Brewers

Molina's run-producing single to left in the Cardinals' half of the third scored Matt Carpenter to restore a 4-3 edge, but Broxton tied it in the fifth by lining a solo homer to left, his second of the year. Brewers starter Chase Anderson allowed 4 runs and 7 hits in 4 2/3 innings. The teams combined for 25 hits and stranded 24 baserunners in the 3-hour, 29-minute game.

Author: 0 Motorsport weekend wrap: Bottas claims first F1 win

Vettel, on 86 points, leads Hamilton by 13 but Bottas is only 10 behind his team-mate on 63 and while discussion before Russian Federation centered on whether team orders would be imposed to favour Hamilton, the win has only strengthened Bottas's resolve to pursue the title.

Sport Thomas scores 53 as Celtics beat Wizards
Author: 0 Thomas scores 53 as Celtics beat Wizards

Thomas also had his left front tooth knocked out after being struck in the face by an elbow from Washington's Otto Porter midway into the first quarter . "So hopefully we can replace it as soon as possible". "But he did not practice". "My sister, everything I do is for her, and she's watching over me", Thomas said.

Sport Blind Side football player 'assaulted Uber driver'
Author: 0 Blind Side football player 'assaulted Uber driver'

Investigators say the driver told officers that he felt the lead auto wasn't sure where they were going, so he suggested they take the lead. As he did so, the driver told officers that Oher began arguing, saying he was just trying to collect more money for a longer trip.

Author: 0 Arsenal in last-chance saloon as Wenger and Mourinho renew rivalry

Which players would you like to see join United next season? A fixture that once enjoyed the cachet of a heavyweight title fight - and often resembled one on the pitch as England's preeminent teams slugged it out - has been relegated in status with United fifth and Arsenal sixth in the Premier League.

Sport Diego Costa to China terms agreed, hints Tianjin owner
Author: 0 Diego Costa to China terms agreed, hints Tianjin owner

In a statement posted to its Weibo social media account late Thursday, the team said "so far we haven't communicated with Diego Costa about the transfer matter". Tianjin Quanjian have responded to reports linking them Chelsea striker Diego Costa . The three candidates Yuhui was referring to were reported to be Costa, as well as Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani and Fiorentina frontman Nikola Kalinic.

Sport Green shows range, leads Warriors past Jazz for 2-0 lead
Author: 0 Green shows range, leads Warriors past Jazz for 2-0 lead

It would have helped if the Jazz had shot better than 14-of-26 in the restricted are, but Utah was doing more things right in Game 2 , things they can build on at home in Game 3 . They made some tough ones over us. Kerr has spent much of the past week consulting with specialists at Stanford Medical Center to find an answer to his chronic pain.

Sport NFL Draft Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles Still Interested in Drafting Oklahoma's Joe Mixon
Author: 0 NFL Draft Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles Still Interested in Drafting Oklahoma's Joe Mixon

The Oklahoma running back famous more for punching a woman in the face than his on-field exploits, was selected with the 48th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. "Maybe I am overly tolerant", he said. I'm going to write this power ranking off as being irrelevant, and recommend you do the same. "While I believe in second chances and giving players an opportunity for redemption, I also believe that playing in the National Football League is a privilege, not a right".

Author: 0 LeBron passes Abdul-Jabbar for No. 2 on playoff scoring list

The Lowry uncertainty just seems to be piling on at this point when it comes to the issues facing the Raptors' as they attempt to come back from a 2-0 deficit against the defending world champs. Jordan is first on the National Basketball Association postseason scoring list with 5,987 points. "You hear a name like Kareem, a guy who's done so many great things, not only as an individual but as a teammate", James said.

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