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Sport Rain stymies Black Caps charge against Australia as Champions Trophy opener abandoned
Author: 0 Rain stymies Black Caps charge against Australia as Champions Trophy opener abandoned

The wicket-keeper batsman made his global debut for Australia in 2008 and played four ODIs and three T20Is for the country before moving to New Zealand , which eventually called him up. And Kane (Williamson ) timed his innings beautifully, played really well throughout the middle. "The pitch at Edgbaston will be similar to the one they played on in a warmup game, so that has provided us with some experience in those conditions and from a bowling point of view it was good to see what you ...

Sport Murray, Wawrinka charge into French Open last eight
Author: 0 Murray, Wawrinka charge into French Open last eight

Women's seeded players also came through into the last eight of the 2017 French Open here on Monday. “It is something which has affected large parts of Europe and all over the world. The eighth-seed shook off a disastrous first set to beat Spain's Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 on Monday. Murray and Soares were the highest seeds left in the tournament and had harboured hopes of adding Roland Garros to their Australian and US Open trophies from past year.

Author: 0 LeBron James Shuts Down Reporter After Game 2 Loss

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. There's no good strategy to stop a pair of MVPs when they're playing as well as ever. "And I think we are capable of doing that". If they can cap off the ideal playoffs, Thompson said, they'll have to be viewed as the best team of all-time.

Sport JJ Watt calls NFL Network Top 100 players list 'a joke'
Author: 0 JJ Watt calls NFL Network Top 100 players list 'a joke'

Watt's ire should be directed toward his colleagues since players make up the voting panel for NFL Network's list. In recent years, the Jacksonville Jaguars have had a number of players on the list (with some received less favorably than others ).

Author: 0 Australia vs New Zealand: We `got away with one`, admits Smith

Now, both the teams will lock horns today at The Oval Stadium in Kennington located in the borough of Lambeth, South London . A win for Trevor Bayliss' side would see them qualify from the group after their eight-wicket win over Bangladesh , coupled with the Black Caps' match against Australia being rained off.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal cruises past Roberto Bautista Agut to reach quarters

The Serbian tennis player now faces sixth seeded Dominic Thiem in his quarterfinals match. Nadal, en route to a possible 10th Roland Garros championship, has been almost invincible in the tournament so far, breezing through the first four rounds without dropping a set.

Author: 0 Sidney Crosby spent Game 6 getting bullied by the Ottawa Senators

That's what's on the table for the Ottawa Senators as they prepare for a do-or-die Game 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night at the PPG Paints Arena . "I just think that's part of who he is, and that's what we love about him is that he's such a great team guy and he understands the importance of his game to helping this team win".

Author: 0 Five nuggets from the Red Sox split in Baltimore

The Orioles also get a day off before resuming interleague play against visiting Pittsburgh. The Orioles could strike out 20 times today. The O's were unable to get anything going against the Red Sox's bullpen in the later innings. "I feel healthy. Just go out there and get better". Boston grew its lead to 6-3 as Benintendi smacked his second homer in the seventh inning - marking the first multi-home run game of his career.

Sport Zidane revels in 'historic' Real Madrid Champions League win
Author: 0 Zidane revels in 'historic' Real Madrid Champions League win

After seeing Lionel Messi and Barcelona reign with four titles in a decade, Cristiano Ronaldo's Madrid raised its game the last four seasons and again became the team to beat in the continent. "We, on the other hand, have lost a lot of finals". "There's only so much you can do". A bomb scare triggered panic among Juventus fans assembled to watch the Champions League final in Turin on Saturday, leaving some 1,000 supporters injured, according to local police.

Sport NBA Finals Game 2: Warriors beat Cavaliers 132-113, lead 2-0
Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 2: Warriors beat Cavaliers 132-113, lead 2-0

But it should be remembered that the Cavaliers were 2-0 down at this stage previous year, and they didn't take Sunday's loss lying down. He had important decisions to make, too, such as what to do when Draymond Green picked up his third foul 10 seconds into the second quarter.

Sport Predators fall 4-1 to Penguins, trail 2-0 in Finals
Author: 0 Predators fall 4-1 to Penguins, trail 2-0 in Finals

While the Predators lost Game 1 , many fans remained optimistic about Nashville's hopes of winning its first Stanley Cup . In Game 2 , the Predators again owned the time of possession, outshooting the Penguins 38-27. Nashville took seven minor penalties in a 4-1 loss. Rinne went from a 94.7 save percentage to an 84 due to his 50-percent rate in the third period alone .

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in game two

Golden State Warriors on Monday took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a dominant 132-113 victory over Cleveland Cavaliers . Here are nine takeaways from the Warriors' Game 2 win. That wasn't the only time Durant lost three straight road games to get eliminated in a big series. "But having him back on the bench means a lot".

Author: 0 Warriors cruise to victory in Game 2

But his role shifted in Cleveland - we need you to rebound and sink 3-pointers. The Warriors led by as much as 22 points in the fourth, and Cleveland got no closer than 12. The carelessness continued in the second quarter and Curry was a major culprit. The Big Three combine for 75 points as the Cavs fall in Game 2. It was the first time he coached the Warriors since April 19.

Sport Pro Motorcycle Racer Nicky Hayden Dies At Age 35
Author: 0 Pro Motorcycle Racer Nicky Hayden Dies At Age 35

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died from injuries suffered last week in a bicycle accident in Italy , the hospital treating him confirmed Monday. We are all so proud of that. His fiancee Jackie, mother Rose and brother Tommy were by his side. Following a cycling incident close to Rimini on Wednesday 17th May, it is with great sadness that we report the passing of Nicky Hayden (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team).

Sport Warriors Sock Cavs in Game 2, Take Command in NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors Sock Cavs in Game 2, Take Command in NBA Finals

Thompson emerged from a postseason-long shooting funk to score 22 points with four 3-pointers while playing more stellar defense and pulling down seven rebounds for the Warriors , who shot 18 for 43 from deep. Curry listened and had a spectacular night to lead Golden State to a 2-0 NBA Finals advantage with Sunday's 132-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers .

Sport Murray powers into French Open quarters; pays tribute to terror victims
Author: 0 Murray powers into French Open quarters; pays tribute to terror victims

World No. 1 Murray, the runner-up in Paris to Novak Djokovic in 2016, brushed aside Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. The 30-year-old made only one unforced error in pocketing the opening set and although he did drop serve late in the second, he broke back immediately to take complete control of his first meeting with the talented Russian.

Author: 0 Murray ousts del Potro and his 'very manly grunt' at French

Open champion, who has endured a series of operations on his left wrist, making two-handed backhands problematic. Wozniacki immediately broke back and also took the eighth game to leave her serving for the match. I can run, I can slide everywhere. Rafa Nadal wasted little time in advancing his pursuit of a 10th French Open title by demolishing fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to book his place in the last eight.

Sport Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals
Author: 0 Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals

Wawrinka will play the victor of the all-French clash between Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet in the fourth round. Japan's Kei Nishikori clenches his fist as he defeats Spain's Fernando Verdasco during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Monday, June 5, 2017 in Paris .

Sport Bryce Harper Suspended 4 Games, Fined For Fighting
Author: 0 Bryce Harper Suspended 4 Games, Fined For Fighting

Bryce Harper , 24, leads all of Major League Baseball in fan balloting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, according to the MLB. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gio Gonzalez pitched into the seventh inning to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Sport Djokovic And Agassi A Match made In Heaven?
Author: 0 Djokovic And Agassi A Match made In Heaven?

Fourth seed Rafael Nadal followed Djokovic into the second round as he began his quest for a 10th title with a straightforward 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Benoit Paire of France. Ferrer, seeded 30, took his first-round record at Roland Garros to 15-0 with a 5-7 6-3 4-6 6-3 13-11 victory. American 25th-seed Steve Johnson was pushed all the way by Yuichi Sugita of Japan before he prevailed 6-3 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-7 (3-7) 6-3.

Author: 0 Ferrari has chosen its number one driver - Hamilton

In strategy, that ( Vettel's victory) doesn't happen. Although he stopped short of directly criticizing Ferrari , "The Ice Man" clearly had a point to make. Mercedes struggled with its tyre temperatures all weekend long and was unable to match Ferrari's pace, with Wolff believing it to show where the advantage in F1 now lies.

Sport Karen Khachanov to face Andy Murray after beating John Isner
Author: 0 Karen Khachanov to face Andy Murray after beating John Isner

Khachanov had beaten Tomas Berdych and John Isner to make the last 16, but Murray went into the match buoyed by his third-round win over Juan Martin del Potro . Nishikori overcame a bagel start to beat Fernando Verdasco in four sets, but it will remain to be seen how much that and his carried over third round match affect him as he looked mighty tired as he reached the quarter-final.

Author: 0 Kerr return adds gloss to Warriors' big surge

Three days after lamenting 42.5 percent shooting and 21 misses in 33 3-point attempts, Golden State shot 18-for-43 (41.9 percent) from 3-point range, outscoring the Cavaliers 54-24 from beyond the arc. "Right now, it means nothing", James said minutes after the loss. "We've got a great opportunity in front of us and we've got to seize it". "The whole pregame process was all the same tonight, it was just a matter of him showing up on the bench and giving us that energy", Curry said .

Sport Bonino tests injured foot, scratched in Game 4
Author: 0 Bonino tests injured foot, scratched in Game 4

Crosby faked a shot from behind the left face-off circle before moving in and finding the back of the net courtesy of a backhanded shot that bounced off the right post and off Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne . It was the first playoff goal for Arvidsson since Game 4 of the first round, and it put Nashville up 3-1. His injured left foot kept him out of a second straight game.

Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund to announce Ajax's Peter Bosz as head coach

His contract at Ajax expired in 2019. Ajax confirmed on their official website that an agreement had been reached with Dortmund , with general manager Edwin van der Sar describing it as a "good deal". He had a hard start before whipping his young side into shape and making it to the final of the Europa League. Bosz is known for his attractive and attacking vision and has the late Johan Cruyff as one of his inspirators.

Author: 0 Can private air traffic control fix flying?

Then, last year, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster , a Republican from Pennsylvania, introduced a bill that would have privatized air traffic control. The idea is to remove air traffic control from the vagaries of the government budget process, which has limited the Federal Aviation Administration's ability to commit to long-term contracts and raise money for major expenditures.

Sport South Africa bowls out Sri Lanka for 203, win by 96 runs
Author: 0 South Africa bowls out Sri Lanka for 203, win by 96 runs

Amla , who notched up his 25th ODI ton, was cautious to begin with as his side lost opener Quinton de Kock in the 13th over. South Africa kicked off their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign with an impressive 96-run victory over Sri Lanka at the Oval , London .

Sport Kolasinac signs for Arsenal on a free transfer
Author: 0 Kolasinac signs for Arsenal on a free transfer

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Gunners announced that the 23-year-old will join the Gunners "on a long-term contract" and will link up for pre-season training in July "subject to the completion of all regulatory processes". Kolasinac will be competing with two senior left-backs, Spainiard Nacho Monreal and England's Kieran Gibbs, for a first-team spot. He added: "I think my main strength is my mentality".

Author: 0 Barcelona striker Lionel Messi thanks departing outgoing coach Luis Enrique

Asked for his general expectations after succeeding 2015 treble victor Luis Enrique, the 54-year-old replied, "I'd like things to go well and let the people enjoy it". "I know that coaches are blamed for every defeat, I know what I have exposed myself to", he added. "Valverde has the ability, judgment, knowledge and experience".

Author: 0 Murray Lines Up Nishikori; Nadal, Djokovic Featured Tuesday at French Open

This marks Murray's seventh overall trip to the round of eight at Roland Garros . Nishikori, meanwhile, recovered from a first-set bagel at the hands of Fernando Verdasco to progress in four sets, while in Monday's other fourth-round match Cilic was 6-3 3-0 up on Kevin Anderson when the South African retired with a hamstring injury.

Author: 0 Andy Murray reaches his sixth straight Roland Garros quarter-final

Khachanov had beaten Tomas Berdych and John Isner to make the last 16 but Murray came into the match buoyed by his third-round win over Juan Martin del Potro . Wawrinka, the third seed, booked a place in the quarter-finals for the fourth time with a comfortable 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 win over Gael Monfils , the last French player in the men's draw.

Sport Kevin Hart's Friends with LeBron and Durant, But I'm Rooting For ..
Author: 0 Kevin Hart's Friends with LeBron and Durant, But I'm Rooting For ..

Listen, I know this isn't a sports site, but this tickles me: there is allegedly a rap track recorded by National Basketball Association superstars and current rivals Kevin Durant ( Golden State Warriors ) and LeBron James ( Cleveland Cavaliers ) floating around somewhere, as reported by ESPN .

Author: 0 Pekka Rinne's otherworldly performance locks down Game 4 win for Predators

It snapped a 12-game goal-less stretch for Crosby in the Stanley Cup Final - since Game 4 against the Red Wings in 2009 - and it was Crosby's first-ever goal in a Stanley Cup final road contest . It was a great second effort on the Arvidsson goal by Fisher to get that puck to Arvidsson, who scored on the short side on the breakaway. That sets up an interesting Game 4 , with Pittsburgh still leading the series 2-1 but Nashville riding the wave of its home fans.

Sport Durant gets chance to follow LeBron's path to National Basketball Association title
Author: 0 Durant gets chance to follow LeBron's path to National Basketball Association title

Durant and the Golden State Warriors will be favored to dethrone the James-led Cleveland Cavaliers when the best-of-7 championship series begins Thursday, June 1 (Friday in Manila) at Oakland, California. "We just kept grinding". It's not something we talk about. Luckily for the Cavs, their stars seem to be playing their best at just the right time. "You take the bus in here over the today, and you see that Finals logo".

Sport Warriors coach Kerr returns for Game 2
Author: 0 Warriors coach Kerr returns for Game 2

Sitting courtside with his friend, Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton, Neymar was enthralled with the game as the Warriors put on a show, despite all of LeBron James' efforts. "There's an eight on the stat sheet that I need to correct when we go to Cleveland, because the points that I gave up off turnovers in their building will electrify the crowd and their team." "And we forced them to 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good, so we got to be much better too", he said.

Sport Tiger Woods quips about thinning hair in new arrest video
Author: 0 Tiger Woods quips about thinning hair in new arrest video

Authorities released the dashcam video of Tiger Woods's arrest in South Florida , showing what happened before he was booked on charges of driving under the influence early Monday morning. Woods, recovering from a fourth back operation since April 2014, is due in court in Palm Beach County on July 5. Police yesterday released dash cam footage of the 14-time major golf champion struggling to stay upright and walk in a straight line.

Sport Laviolette asks Preds' fans not to throw anything onto ice
Author: 0 Laviolette asks Preds' fans not to throw anything onto ice

The second goal, he almost made a sprawling save, and at first the referee thought he did. Pittsburgh challenged the goal, arguing Murray was interfered with on the play. The over is 2-0-2 in Predators last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and the over is 2-0-2 in Predators last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game while the over is 3-0-2 in Predators last 5 games following a win.

Sport FS1's Mike Hill rips co-worker Jason Whitlock on Twitter
Author: 0 FS1's Mike Hill rips co-worker Jason Whitlock on Twitter

Whitlock then added James is sending a "terrible message" to black people by acting like a victim over vandalism to his second home. "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough", James said.

Author: 0 Washington Nationals brawl: Bryce Harper charges mound after HBP

And so when Strickland's first pitch - a 98-mph fastball - struck Harper square on the right hip, the Nats right fielder had a split-second to decide how to react. He's taken advantage of that. "They won the World Series that year and I don't even think he should be thinking about what happened in the first round.

Sport Huddersfield back in Premier League
Author: 0 Huddersfield back in Premier League

West Ham and Aston Villa has also shown interest, but the German coach will now look to build a squad capable of surviving in the Premier League next season. "I'm not exhausted, but I'm not as fresh as the start of the season. So to be a part of the team to do that is very special, and I'll always remember that day".

Author: 0 How to Watch the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Pittsburgh vs

He is a huge part of hockey's unusual historical symmetry: The Oilers had Gretzky and now have McDavid, and the Penguins had Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr and now have Crosby and Malkin. Crosby has tallied just three total goals in 22 Stanley Cup Final appearances, all on home ice, and the Penguins are a meagre 4-7 in 11 outings when Crosby fails to record a point.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia revokes license of Qatar Airways, offices to close

Qatar's foreign minister said on Tuesday that Kuwait is trying to mediate and solve a diplomatic crisis. It's the worst diplomatic crisis to strike the region since the 1991 Gulf War. The move has shut down land, sea and air travel with the energy-rich nation. Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera reported trucks carrying food had begun lining up on the Saudi side of the border, apparently stranded.

Author: 0 Red Sox to place Eduardo Rodriguez on the disabled list

There were just four occasions during his first season with the Red Sox that matched what Price managed this time around, giving up one or fewer earned runs while going as many as seven innings. First baseman Chris Davis drove in Joey Rickard and Manny Machado with a two-run double. "I feel healthy. Just go out there and get better". He ended up allowing seven earned runs and four home runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Author: 0 Thousands pack streets of Huddersfield to celebrate promotion

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield are set for a £170million windfall following their promotion to the top flight - irrespective of whether or not they survive next season. "The prize is so big, I feel for ( Reading ).but it is our turn and I think we deserve it because of the way we have done it". It was heartbreaking end to the season for The Royals.

Sport Gulf row: Qatar's foreign minister calls for calm as diplomatic crisis spirals
Author: 0 Gulf row: Qatar's foreign minister calls for calm as diplomatic crisis spirals

In recent years, Sudan has developed close diplomatic ties with both Saudi Arabia and Qatar, especially after it broke its decades-old relations with Shiite Iran. Some Egyptian banks said they were halting dealing with Qatari banks. The Qatari government has not responded to the severing of diplomatic ties, though it has previously denied funding extremist groups.

Sport Nadal into quarters, Muguruza out
Author: 0 Nadal into quarters, Muguruza out

The win means Nadal has dropped just 20 games and not a single set in his four matches in the tournament to date and leaves him on course for a tenth title. "I also believe that you kind of attract, you know, certain things that when you are, you know, living under stress and fear of everything", he said.

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