Captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first on a very flat wicket and was on the front foot from the word go. Williamson made 100 off 97 balls with the help of eight fours and three sixes, while Luke Ronchi scored a quick 65 off 43 balls up the order to set the base for New Zealand's total of 291 all out in a rain-curtailed affair between the Trans- Tasman rivals at Edegbaston.
But Murray took the on-court microphone afterwards to voice his support for those impacted by the tragic events in Britain. "Actually I'm very bad with the memories (smiling)". "Looks like one of the top four guys" is going to end up grasping the champion's Coupe des Mousquetaires, seven-time major titlist John McEnroe observed.
Dan Straily is holding opponents to a.195 batting average this season - fourth lowest among NL pitchers (minimum 10 games started) - including a.169 opponent average with no one on base, which is best in the NL. Butler fanned four and walked one. Butler's 66-pitch start was his best since a six-inning scoreless start in St. Louis in his Cub debut. "It's huge", Butler said.
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. He underwent a procedure at Duke University in early May to help alleviate some pain. Kevin Durant is growing a little exhausted of questions about his ability to play defense.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot in his fourth round match against Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the French Open tennis tournament Sunday at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wawrinka, meanwhile, is 11-2 against quarterfinal opponent No. 7 Marin Cilic , who was leading 6-3, 3-0 when Kevin Anderson stopped because of an injured left hamstring.
Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) Mindanao coordinator Marlon Malbog, is also rooting for the Warriors in Game 3, saying: "Despite the Cavs' homecourt edge, Durant and Curry are too dominant with their offense". "He's been around, the last couple weeks especially, giving us input and giving us what he's got", Curry said of Kerr. Then again, Cleveland lost the first two games of last year's Finals by a combined 48 points.
Swashbuckling Australian batsman David Warner on Monday added another feather in his cap by becoming the fastest Aussie batsman to complete 4,000 ODI runs. Eoin Morgan was threatening another good hand, after his unbeaten half-century at The Oval, but got a thin edge on a wide one up the wicket to Anderson to go like Roy for 13.
In advance of picking up his check for winning Sunday's Indianapolis 500 , Takuma Sato spoke with 24-Hour News 8. Sato was presented the winner's check at the Indianapolis 500 Victory Celebration Monday night at the J.W. As is customary, a portion of his winnings will go to his Andretti Autosport team. Alonso was given a standing ovation as he walked past his auto. His victory should come with open arms, not closed fists.
A pair of Packers fans, Chad and Mike Johnson tweeted at House , saying they'd give him a ride of Green Bay . Once the trio made it to Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport, where House's vehicle was parked, House offered an incredible gesture of gratitude: a tour of the locker room, photographs and autographed memorabilia.
At the French Open on Saturday, Murray was asked by a reporter why he appeared to repeatedly be shushing himself during a three-set victory over Juan Martin del Potro in the third round. Murray prevailed in that meeting making history by defending his gold medal before del Potro gained a measure of revenge outdueling Murray in a four-hour epic in the Davis Cup semifinals last September as he carried Argentina to its first Davis Cup championship in history.
The incident took place on the night of an global friendly match between Macedonia and Turkey . According to reports cited on The Independent , Turan , 30, confronted Milliyet's Bilal Mese ahead of take-off on Monday over an article the journalist had written about pay disputes at UEFA Euro 2016.
Never far from the heart of the action as he became a first team regular, Chris Hughton describes Tiote as having been "The flawless and essential midfield player". Tiote was capped 52 times by Ivory Coast and was in their squads for both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. The midfielder started his career in Belgium with Anderlecht and also represented Twente and Roda JC in the Netherlands, as well as making 52 worldwide appearances for Ivory Coast.
Kroenke doubled down on that statement of intent, saying: "Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe". The Granada manager said that he can understand the fans' frustration and admits he doesn't see the club heading in the right direction in the coming years.
Johnson is still fighting for immediate eligibility. The departure of ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson creates a potential role for Johnson. Johnson visited the Tar Heels last week. Dr. Irrgang wrote this decision was based on,"the combination of your academic achievement of graduating Summa Cum Laude within three years of your initial full time enrollment and the exceptional service that you have provided to the community during your tenure at Pitt".
He wants to set an example for the youth in Oakland. Lynch displayed a burst of speed going through a gaping hole and then spinning around a player who appears to be safety Reggie Nelson before a fake celebratory leap into the end zone. But the newest Raiders running back spoke Tuesday and explained why he chose to come out of retirement after taking more than a year off. "I got a whole Oakland behind me", Lynch continued.
Almost a year since he sat at the same podium inside Oracle Arena and addressed Muhammad Ali's impact as an activist following the heavyweight champion's death, James discussed the daily challenges of being black in the U.S. James said the incident made him think of the mother of Emmett Till , a 14-year-old African-American brutally murdered in MS in 1955, who gave her son an open casket because "she wanted to show the world what her son went through as far as a hate crime and being black in ...
Wednesday police released the dashcam video of Woods going through the sobriety test. The footage shows Woods confused about where he is and struggling to follow directions. Woods' arraignment in Palm Beach County court is scheduled for July 5. The officer asks him what medications he had been taking; Woods' answer is muted.
Baltimore is also 21-7 in Tillman's last 28 Sunday starts and 13-4 in Tillman's last 17 starts with four days' rest. Benintendi then gave the team some breathing room with another homer in the seventh, and added even more insurance with an RBI single in the ninth.
I'm also lucky to be part of this club and with this squad. Zinedine Zidane's charges thrashed Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final on Saturday to become the first team to successfully defend the title. "We are very confident and the plan is to win more". Real Madrid deserved to win in the second half. "What an incredible scene, the stadium is incredible and the city did an immaculate job in hosting such a great event", the Welshman, who picked up his third Champions League ...
The orchestral " Quadrophenia " will feature vocals by Billy Idol - the rocker behind 1980s hits such as "White Wedding" and "Eyes Without a Face" - as well as tenor Alfie Boe , known for starring in the musical " Les Miserables ". A portion of proceeds from the L.A. gig will benefit Teen Cancer America . Pete Townshend , shown performing with The Who in 2015, will bring " Classic Quadrophenia " to the US for a limited run this summer, beginning September 2 at Tanglewood.
We know how hard it is to be the best team in the league. "We just have to sustain effort over the entire game". In Game 2 , the Warriors got 30-point games from two starters, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry , a 20-point game from another, Klay Thompson , and double-digit games from reserves Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark.
The gloves are off now (with Happ), he'll be good to go, and I think he'll get back to what he was". Ten of his 13 homers have come at the Coliseum. "He jokes about that, but I was seriously playing wall ball with myself in Houston", Healy said, chuckling.
Twelve of those wins have come by double digits, including a plus-41 total margin in the two wins over Cleveland . That would seem to indicate changes could be coming in Game 3 , be they a switch in the starting lineup - Iman Shumpert for the invisible Smith would seem most likely - and/or style of play .
Recently, a plethora of fighters have begun to speak up and voice their displeasure with the behavior of the UFC and the treatment they have received from the UFC, which was purchased for by talent agency WME-IMG for a record-setting $4.2 billion past year.
Earlier losing the toss, England batsmen came out to bat first and scored a 300 plus total, boasting on contributions made by Alex Hales (56), Joe Root (64) and Jos Butler's unbeaten 61. Jake Ball and Adil Rashid picked up two wickets apiece as Kane Williamson was the only Kiwi batsman to offer some resistance. Ben Stokes proved a huge threat with 48 off 53, including four fours and two sixes, before looping an uppercut nearly straight to Milne at third man.
There was no pregame guarantee this time, but P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators followed up their dominant Game 3 victory with a 4-1 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final . "We capitalized on errors and Pek's was there for us when they had their chances", said Ellis. Viktor Arvidsson's goal on an odd-man rush with 6:25 remaining in the second period gave Nashville a 3-1 edge.
Scott raced from 1961-73 in the Cup Series, Willy T. Ribbs compted in three Cup races in 1986 and Bill Lester raced sporadically from 1999 until 2007 at all three national levels. Wallace will try to continue that legacy at Pocono, where he's raced just once before - a 16th-place finish in 2016. In Sunday's race at Pocono, he'll try to get everything out of the No.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr showed he's inherited his dad's famous fancy footwork with a goal worthy of winning the UEFA Champions League after Saturday's final between Real Madrid and Juventus in Cardiff. 1, but Madrid is De Gea's home city and his long-term girlfriend still lives in the Spanish capital, so if, or when, Real come calling, it will take a huge effort on United's part to keep him.
It's very important for me to be in the quarter-finals one more time", he said. Toni Nadal is succinct about those who watch tennis at Roland Garros . Williams, the 10th seed, fought back from 5-1 down to take the opening set against Bacsinszky. Nadal, who turned 31 on Saturday, equals the mark for Roland Garros last-eight appearances held by Roger Federer.
Of those injured, three are in critical condition, including a seven-year-old child called Kelvin who was revived at the scene. "Yeah, I have signed a long term contract at Madrid", he said . "It was an incredible feeling to lift that trophy here". In doing so, he reached 600 career goals with plenty more surely to come. 'I always try to do my best for the team and things are going well.
Last year, Cleveland rallied to win last year's series in seven games. "His defense was fantastic, and we needed (it)", Kerr said of Durant , whose feat matched that of Hakeem Olajuwon in 1986 and Tim Duncan in 2003. "The game is too fresh. We get a chance to go home now to our home crowd where we play well, also". "You can talk like 15-0 or whatever he did, but the team was just falling apart at the seams, and so I just had to get back to make sure we righted the ship", Kerr said ...
According to Sky Sports , Antoine Griezmann will most likely not end up at Manchester United in this transfer window. The France worldwide had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United having previously rated his chances of joining the club as " six out of 10 ".
After 34 years as an NHL General Manager and the last 19 with the Nashville Predators, David Poile is finally taking a minute to smell the roses. He appeared in six consecutive All-Star games between 1969 and 1974 and briefly served as head coach of the Blackhawks for the final 46 games of the 1976-77 season.
The biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region since the 1991 US-led war against Iraq pits several nations against Qatar, which is home to some 10,000 American troops and a major United States military base. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced yesterday they would cut diplomatic ties . Some even questioned the Gulf nation's ability to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup if the diplomatic isolation continues.
After Rihanna wisely sledged Kevin Durant from her courtside seats in game one, restricting him to 38 points, he completed game two with 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and three steals. "It was 2-0 previous year, we lost". "We turned the ball over too much in the first half". It's hard to not overreact when a team has been so thoroughly dominated in every facet of the game as Cleveland has, but even with Kyrie and Love healthy (to start the series at least), this Cavs ...
For much of these playoffs, it seemed that one of Golden State's "Splash Brothers" couldn't hit the ocean with his jump shot. "We have to figure out a way to get him going early". In Cleveland's 113-91 loss in Game 1, Thompson and Smith combined to make one basket, and the Cavs got 25 percent shooting outside of James and Irving.
One person to voice his opinion on the Seahawks not signing Kaepernick was former National Football League tight end Shannon Sharpe, who said on FOX Sports 1's "Undisputed" that Carroll was "being disingenuous" by saying that he believes Kaepernick is a starter in the National Football League and then not bringing him on board.
The fourth seed will meet compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta , through to his first Slam quarter-final, for spot in the last four after the latter stunned Canada's Milos Raonic. Eighth seed Kei Nishikori looked in trouble against young Korean Chung Hyeon when rain stopped play on Saturday, but recovered to win in five sets.
Hulking but ineffective villain LeBron James seemed to get a little testy after the game, declining to conduct the typical press conference at a podium and instead just taking questions in the locker room. The story goes, according to Haynes, that the two dropped the track back in the summer of 2011 when the pair was working out together in Akron. "They play well at home", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.
In both instances the Champion team was ranked No. 2 in state coaches poll. McIlroy pulled out of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and concerns about his participation in Wisconsin heightened when he failed to play in last week's Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
The Cavs began to turn things around last year after being outscored by 48 points in the first two losses in Oakland - seven more than this year. After losing to Golden State in the 2015 finals, Cleveland bested a mostly homegrown Warriors team a year ago and reclaimed James' dominance over the league.
Steve Smith's side were all set for a comfortable victory over Bangladesh before the typically English summer intervened leaving Eoin Morgan's men, who face New Zealand in Cardiff tomorrow, in the box seat to qualify from Group A . It was the flawless practice match, except this time it was for points, and they were going to collect them all after only a small chase against an underwhelmed Bangladesh who had already stopped using catching fielders and seemed to be hoping just to slow ...
Unsurprisingly, David Warner and Quinton de Kock are the two openers after their impressive performances since the start of 2016 where the pair are the two leading run-getters with over 3,000 runs between them. In case you didn't know. . Batsmen to watch out for It is his sixth Champions Trophy tournament appearance, and when in form, he is a treat to watch.
Hello. Add your message here. They went on to force a tiebreak in the first set, where Kuznetsova took the initiative at 5-1, while Zhang won three points in a row to bounce back. Bacsinszky nearly dropped her serve but held on and won the match when Mladenovic hit a forehand wide. Caroline Wozniacki has finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together for her best chances at winning a grand slam , but will she do it? Nadal is a nine-time champion at Roland Garros.
Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has admitted he "prayed" for Arsene Wenger to quit after the FA Cup final and warned his now-extended tenure as manager could "end in tears". "He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing". While the Frenchman has guided his teams to Champions League qualification in every season since 1997/98, this year they finished fifth, meaning they will play in the Europa League instead.
She thought it was a good opportunity to "introduce" the girl to the snake without her getting hurt. The Facebook video has since been removed and local authorities are investigating the incident. "They just think that I hurt my child intentionally, which, the people that know me know that I would never hurt my children". The woman said she learned how to handle reptiles at a young age by helping her father, a police officer, when he responded to animal service calls.
Bale made just 17 league starts for Madrid in 2016-17 after undergoing ankle surgery late previous year. It was therefore not a surprise to see him on the bench against Juventus as Zidane gave a starting spot to the Spaniard Isco . "Maybe we played the best second half in all the season, against a very good team who defends really focused and that has very good players in the attack", Cristiano said about the final .
Next, Murray will face eighth seed Nishikori, who recovered from a disastrous first set to beat Spaniard Fernando Verdasco . After breaking Khachanov again at the start of the second, Murray's forehand briefly went AWOL as he lost his serve for the first time, allowing the Russian to draw level at 3-3.
Hamilton told Sky Sports News HQ at the Spanish GP he expected Ferrari to employ a team hierarchy in his battle with Vettel for the Drivers' Championship and, after seeing how the battle at the front played out in Monaco , he reckons they are now clearly behind Vettel .
You can analyze all aspects of the game and it might be just as simple of Durant providing so much for the Warriors on both ends of the floor. And you could even say the Cavs played better in this year's Game 2. But that is just how dominant both men have been, showing exactly why they have combined to win the league's past three MVP awards. Tristan Thompson again had a brutal game and the 3-point shot that was the Cavs' calling card all season failed them.