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Author: 0 England bring in Finn as Woakes' replacement

The selection of Finn comes after he impressed on his audition for selection for the England Lions in the second one-day game against South Africa A on Saturday (3 June). He was ably supported by Alex Hales (95) and skipper Eoin Morgan (75 not out) as England showed why they are considered as one of the top contenders to win the title.

Sport Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ
Author: 0 Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

And each time, the less-accomplished player won. Ostapenko now faces former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki , who is a two-time major finalist. Mladenovic has to be confident after winning 49 percent of her return points and breaking the French Open favorite and defending champ six times.

Author: 0 Ronaldo makes big statement after winning his 4th Champions League titles

Los Blancos president Florentino Perez told Cadena Ser radio that nobody could now doubt that Ronaldo was set to win a fifth career Ballon d'Or this year. Gareth Bale , like Modric a former Tottenham player, had been the focus of the build-up to the game but Modric proved crucial to Madrid's successful defence of the title.

Sport Cavs' Lue glad Kerr back on Warriors' sideline
Author: 0 Cavs' Lue glad Kerr back on Warriors' sideline

While Cleveland searches for the right adjustments, Golden State's roster of perfectionists believes it can play far better still with KD and Steph leading the way, or any of the others who are capable of getting hot in a hurry. SERIES HISTORY: The teams split two games in the regular season, the Cavs with a 109-108 victory on Christmas Day in Cleveland, the Warriors a 126-91 win on January 16 in Oakland .

Sport Sharma, Dhawan star in commanding win over Pakistan
Author: 0 Sharma, Dhawan star in commanding win over Pakistan

In reponse, Pakistan needed to get a revised 324 runs to win from 48 overs and they managed to get too 22 without loss before more rain came as the players were once again forced to leave the field much to the frustration of the fans. While he was pleased with the win, Kohli was not impressed with India's fielding. "In the field we were still 6 today". Rohit hit a six and a four to finally get moving but was run out soon after after looking out for a quick single.

Author: 0 Tennis players react to Real Madrid win over Juventus!

The 4-1 win over Juventus allowed Madrid to become the first team to win back-to-back titles in the Champions League era. But I still have finished the season happy, it's a great finish with another trophy'. Nine of the 14 Real Madrid players who decimated Juventus were there when Zidane was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti, who led Madrid to the 2014 décima - their 10th European Cup.

Author: 0 Ronaldo, Benzema hand Real league title

It was the 33rd La Liga crown in Real Madrid's history, ensuring that the capital club now have 10 more titles than eternal rivals Barcelona . Follow all Real Madrid's Liga celebrations live from the centre of Madrid . This year, one point will be enough for Madrid to win a first title in five years and Luis Enrique says that's because his side haven't been as consistently good as in previous campaigns.

Sport Milan start Dembele talks
Author: 0 Milan start Dembele talks

You want to play Champions League football and I've had the chance to do it this season. CELTIC could lose star man Moussa Dembele to Italian giants AC Milan . Hayes featured for Martin O'Neill's side in Dublin last night as talks were underway about his future. The report also confirms that main striker Diego Costa is set to stay at Stamford Bridge but Conte is thought to be keen to add some more firepower to his squad - and Dembele fits the bill.

Author: 0 James struggles to find any positives after another big defeat

Their leader and reigning National Basketball Association coach of the year back on the bench after a six-week absence, Curry and Kevin Durant put the Warriors two victories from a title in the best-of-seven series . "They won their first two games like they're supposed to". Steals: 15 ( James 3, Shumpert 3, Irving 2, Love 2, T. Thompson 2, Dero.Williams, Jefferson, Korver).

Author: 0 Warriors go up 2-0 in another blowout win over Cavs

We're hungry". "And you are talking two of the greatest players that we got in this world locked in the way they are, that's why we're up 2-0". But we've still got to play. THU, June 1 - Game 1: at Golden State, 9 p.m. That's why I said opportunistically. "I'm just going to go in there", he said. Klay Thompson's shooting numbers may not be up to his normal high standards but his returning head coach is seeing signs that they are on the way back.

Sport Bale 'happy' at Madrid amid Man United links
Author: 0 Bale 'happy' at Madrid amid Man United links

La Liga expert Balague has rubbished talk of Real Madrid selling Bale in the summer. United have always been linked with a mega-money bid for the Welshman, with the latest reports suggesting that they have rekindled their interest due to missing out on Antoine Griezmann .

Author: 0 Call for Ariana Grande to release charity single

One of the most powerful moments was when the Parrs Wood High School Choir performed Grande's "My Everything" with the singer. "I don't want to feel or hear or see any fear in this building", US singer Pharrell Williams told the crowd as he led them in a rendition of his hit single "Happy".

Sport Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand-Australia match abandoned due to rain
Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand-Australia match abandoned due to rain

Smith acknowledged his team now have no margin for error against Bangladesh and England if they are to advance to the knockout stages. With a minimum of 20 overs needing to be bowled to the side batting second, both captains expressed their frustration that the game could not be concluded though Steve Smith , Australia's captain, sounded the more relieved.

Sport Spurs legend Manu Ginobili to take time over future
Author: 0 Spurs legend Manu Ginobili to take time over future

The Golden State Warriors put on a dominating performance in the Western Conference finals, sweeping the San Antonio Spurs 4-0. Steph Curry led the charge with 36 points and 6 assists while Kevin Durant dropped 29 and 12 boards for the Warriors, who hot 55.8 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from long distance.

Sport French Open 2017: Top seed Kerber crashes out in opening round
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Top seed Kerber crashes out in opening round

Meanwhile, Czech Petra Kvitova advanced to French Open second round, winning her first match against American player Julia Boserups in her comeback match after a left-hand surgery. Makarova then raced to a 3-0 lead in the second set. But that was about it. Playing only her second competitive match since the December knife attack, the 27-year-old battled back from 3-1 down in the second set only to lose the tie-break by coughing up a double fault.

Sport Murray wins Olympic final repeat in third round of French Open
Author: 0 Murray wins Olympic final repeat in third round of French Open

Andy remained focused and he broke again in game 11 to take another lead and this time he was efficient on own serve, sealing the set with a good hold in game 12 for a huge 7-6 7-5 advantage. The Swiss saved four set points as Fognini twice served for the opening set, with the volatile 28th seed then capitulating and Wawrinka powering to a 7-6 (7/2), 6-0, 6-2 victory.

Author: 0 Kerr back to coach Warriors in NBA finals

He's didn't have this evening that we've seen from him throughout the playoffs. "We just need to execute them", Love said. "We just play physical", Cavaliers guard J.R. Additionally, when the Warriors get to 100 points, they usually beat the Cavs. The series outlook was worse last season, and if we've learned anything, it's that you can't count LeBron out until the other team is hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy.

Author: 0 Oxlade-Chamberlain opens up on how Victor Moses' dive happened

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started at LWB position with Hector Bellerin starting at the opposite; while Nacho Monreal completed the back three. He said: "I don't know my friend, finished now, so happy for the win and the FA Cup , happy for the players, now I dont know".

Sport My future is in Premier League, says Arsenal's Olivier Giroud
Author: 0 My future is in Premier League, says Arsenal's Olivier Giroud

The 30-year-old was restricted to a mainly substitute role last term as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger opted to utilise Alexis Sanchez as the team's main striker up front. The Frenchman now has two years left on his Arsenal contract and is expected to remain in North London beyond the summer. The striker continues to hit the goal trail for France, however, and netted his first worldwide hat-trick in Friday's 5-0 win over Paraguay.

Author: 0 Jason Dufner overcomes Saturday 77 to win Memorial Tournament

Dufner had a two-shot lead with one hole left, but play was halted moments after his drive at the par four 18th settled into thick rough at Muirfield Village. "He's one of the best guys I know out here". Dufner dropped down to a three-way tie for third after a poor round of 77 which six bogeys and a double bogey on the 11th hole, which undid the good work of birdies on the seventh, 15th and 17th.

Author: 0 NBA Finals 2017: Cavaliers say they 'need' JR Smith to shoot more

LeBron James , meanwhile, is trying to win a road game for the 30th consecutive series , spanning his time with Cleveland, Miami and Cleveland again. In the 2016 Finals against the Cavs, Curry shot just 40.3 percent from the field, while going 6-for-19 from the field and just 4-for-14 from beyond the arc in a Game 7 loss.

Sport Kohli in awe of Yuvraj's performance against Pakistan
Author: 0 Kohli in awe of Yuvraj's performance against Pakistan

Last time out, Pakistan triumphed in an all-format series win over West Indies as well as upsetting the odds in England a year ago to draw a competitive Test series 2-2. "My issue is them getting out there and really looking to take the game on and just believing in themselves and believing that they can take the game on".

Author: 0 LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: NBA Finals Give Fans Piece of History

While James has thrived so far and had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to tie Magic Johnson's record with his eighth career Finals triple-double Sunday, he hasn't gotten almost enough help. "All in all he just played with confidence". Whatever hole Klay Thompson crawled out of, it was quickly filled by Kyrie Irving. They scored 132 points, making better than 51 percent of their shots, hitting 18 threes and climbing within two games of history.

Author: 0 Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1, retain Champions League title

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales on June 3, 2017 in Cardiff , Wales. "This team believed from the start, and after a lot of hard work we reaped the benefits", Ramos told the crowd while wearing a fake crown on his head and a Spanish flag draped around his shoulders.

Sport Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench to coach Game 2
Author: 0 Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench to coach Game 2

She says with the Warriors just three wins away from their second National Basketball Association title in three years, head coach Steve Kerr was again on the floor at practice. James had 10 first-half assists , the most in any playoff half of his career, while Curry had 15 points as Golden State took a 40-34 lead in the highest-scoring NBA Finals first quarter in 50 years and the second-highest ever.

Author: 0 Rampant Real Thrash Juve, Retain Champions League

It was the third Champions League final Ronaldo has scored in, while Zinedine Zidane - a former Juve player - became the first manager to retain the European title since Arrigo Sacchi accomplished the feat with AC Milan in 1989 and 1990.

Sport 200 injured in Juventus fan panic after bomb scare
Author: 0 200 injured in Juventus fan panic after bomb scare

Crowds of around 20,000 Juventus fans had gathered in what was the designated viewing area to watch the recently concluded final of the UEFA Champions League between Juventus, a club based in Turin , and Spanish club Real Madrid . Other reports said that someone had yelled "bomb" as a joke. About seven people were seriously hurt, including a seven-year-old boy who was trampled.

Author: 0 LeBron's brilliance not enough in Game 2 loss to Warriors

It makes one ask the question how dominant will James have to be when the Series goes back to Cleveland to even extend this one to five games the way Durant and Curry are playing. Two teams that believe they can improve on their opening performance hook up against Sunday in Game 2 of the NBA Finals . "When you got great teammates like I do, who allow me to play with my emotions and allow me to be emotional when I'm talking to them, to use my emotions to the better of us, it's easy".

Author: 0 Adoring Madrid fans demand Ballon d'Or for hero Ronaldo

Thousands of delirious Real Madrid fans poured onto the streets of the Spanish capital to catch a glimpse of Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates on Sunday as they paraded the Champions League trophy for a record 12th time. "Nights like this is why you're a footballer and why I joined Real Madrid " Bale told WalesOnline . "I prepared myself well for the final part of the season and I scored some important goals".

Sport Stephan strikes out 12, leads Arkansas over Oral Roberts 3-0
Author: 0 Stephan strikes out 12, leads Arkansas over Oral Roberts 3-0

Several thousand fans stuck through the rain and erupted as Jared Gates blasted his fifth home run of the season over the right field wall, giving Arkansas an 11-8 lead. He blew a third strike past Bonfield for the first out, then induced the game-clinching 4-6-3 double play to finish it off. Missouri State scored two unearned runs in the sixth to lead 5-3.

Author: 0 Raikkonen seethes as Vettel wins Monaco GP

A gearbox failure for Renault's Nico Hulkenberg before Sergio Perez pitted for a new front wing promoted him to 10th, but the triple world champion, complaining of poor grip, was already 35 seconds behind race leader Raikkonen by the end of lap 24.

Sport Match abandoned between New Zealand and Australia
Author: 0 Match abandoned between New Zealand and Australia

Australia were 53-3 after nine overs, chasing a revised target of 235 from 33 overs, when rain intervened. Despite managing to bowl New Zealand out for 291 runs after 46 overs, Australian captain Steve Smith was far from happy with his nation's bowling performance.

Sport South Korea's In-Kyung Kim wins ShopRite LPGA Classic
Author: 0 South Korea's In-Kyung Kim wins ShopRite LPGA Classic

Ryu continued a disappointing record at the Shoprite Classic by missing the cut and so the door was left open for Jutanugarn to take over from New Zealand's Lydia Ko who, after holding the top position for 84 weeks, has slipped to number two.

Author: 0 LeBron's triple-double not almost enough for the Cavaliers

Doesn't matter. The Warriors lead Cleveland 40-34 after the first quarter. And tonight he shot 14 free throws, so that's huge for us. The contrast between the way these teams have scored in these two games has been just as striking as the 22-point and 19-point differentials.

Sport Virgil van Dijk to seal Manchester City switch
Author: 0 Virgil van Dijk to seal Manchester City switch

Southampton star Virgil van Dijk is set on a move to Manchester City after snubbing both Chelsea and Liverpool , according to reports. The Reds are among three clubs, alongside City and Chelsea , who have targeted a summer swoop for the towering Southampton defender, with a fee of around £50million being mooted.

Sport Australia and New Zealand draw after play abandoned
Author: 0 Australia and New Zealand draw after play abandoned

Williamson's ninth one-day global ton was a typically assured knock, featuring eight fours and three sixes before he was run out in the 40th over. Apart from him, Luke Ronchi and Ross Taylor scored 65 and 46 runs respectively. This was Mitchell Starc's first match since the second Test against India in March and Smith hoped that he would come good in their second ODI against Bangladesh .

Author: 0 Warriors Owner Sends Message to Cavs After Advancing to NBA Finals

They will appear in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year and will face the victor of the ongoing Eastern Conference Finals showdown between the Boston Celtics and the defending NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers . Ginobili responded by accounting for 13 of the Spurs' first 15 points and finished with 24 points and 10 assists. "I don't care who we play, but my preference is Cleveland", he said via Marc J.

Sport India savours 'Mother of all Mismatches' against Pakistan
Author: 0 India savours 'Mother of all Mismatches' against Pakistan

After India made 319 for three in 48 overs, the third rain stoppage of the match left Pakistan with a revised target of 289 in 41 overs when play resumed in bright sunshine. While bowling , it didn't prove too hard for the Indians, as Pakistan hardly showed any resistance. But Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed took a risk by deciding to field first after winning the toss.

Author: 0 NBA Finals roundup: LeBron, Curry make triple-double history

Love gave the Cavs a needed second offensive threat with 27 points but against a team filled with a pair of former MVPs in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, two other 2017 All-Stars in Draymond Green and Klay Thompson and several role players who have made key contributions, it wasn't been almost enough.

Sport Bangladesh suffer woeful warm-up for Champions Trophy opener
Author: 0 Bangladesh suffer woeful warm-up for Champions Trophy opener

While the Pakistan cricket team is getting ready for the encounter against the arch rivals India on Sunday at Edgbaston, the fan club here in United Kingdom is also geared up for the big match. Earlier, stand-in Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan invited their opponents to bat first after winning the toss at Kennington Oval. Ahead of the big-ticket game, he further said: "No worldwide game comes easy to you, you have to work hard for it and it will be the same against India".

Sport Cavs want JR Smith to shoot more
Author: 0 Cavs want JR Smith to shoot more

James and Love combined to make 24 of 41 shots, while the rest of the team shot just 36 percent with only Irving even reaching double-figures. This team, their offense is constant movement, so you got to be locked in, you can't take a peek somewhere and lose your man, so they make you pay.

Author: 0 Warriors blow out Cavaliers again in Game 2

Curry shaking off an uncharacteristically bad first half to finish with his first playoff triple double: 32 points, 11 assists , 10 rebounds . Acutely aware of Klay Thompson's recent struggles with his shot but with no desire to join the stream of Warriors coaches and teammates encouraging the All-Star guard to keep firing, general manager Bob Myers offered a different message.

Author: 0 Family tradition: Dillon puts No. 3 back in Victory Lane

Blaney went from last to first to earn his fifth career Xfinity race win. It had to be someone special. "Those guys are performing, so they're going to talk about them", Dillon said. Larson had only one finish outside of the top 25 this season until Sunday when he finished 33rd. Like I said, we made a little bit of a mistake on the adjustment and it cost us a little bit.

Author: 0 Andy Murray tops Juan Martin del Potro in French Open third-round

The players split the first two sets. Nevertheless, after so many weeks of indifferent results and angry on-court performances, Murray seemed in total control as he finished off a 7-6, 7-5, 6-0 demolition of the No29 seed on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

Durant lost to James and the Miami Heat in five games in 2012 and then James and the Cavs knocked off the 73-win Warriors in a seven-game thriller last June. LeBron James had a simple explanation for what stood out in Game 1 of the NBA Finals: KD. However, even though the Warriors were picked to win it all previous year, the Cavaliers did the unthinkable and came back from a 3-1 series deficit to win.

Sport Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench, will coach Game 2
Author: 0 Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench, will coach Game 2

The Cavs will need to be much better on both ends in Game 2 if they want to even the series before taking it to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. James was equally spectacular with his own triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds , but yet again didn't get almost enough help to keep up with the Warriors' depth.

Sport National Football League loosens restrictions on touchdown celebrations
Author: 0 National Football League loosens restrictions on touchdown celebrations

The changes are in line with other rule changes the National Football League is making to speed up the pace of the game and make it more exciting for fans, CBS News said. "Today, in our society with everything all about one person, to have it that this could be a group celebration , I'm all for it", Detillier said. NFL overtime rules are among the leading rule changes to the league in 2017.

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