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Author: 0 CT 2017: Win over Pakistan emphatic start for title defence, says Yuvraj

Yuvi just took all the pressure off me. When questioned at the post-match press conference if he would take the blame for playing Riaz, Mickey Arthur, the coach, said that the left-arm seamer was fully fit before the fixture. Kohli, who on Saturday had dismissed reports of a rift with India coach Anil Kumble , was equally contemptuous of Pakistan's attack during a blistering innings of 81 not out off just 68 balls that included six fours and three sixes.

Sport Tearful Muguruza unhappy with crowd as defending champion exits French Open
Author: 0 Tearful Muguruza unhappy with crowd as defending champion exits French Open

Bacsinszky opened up a 4-0 lead in the third set before wrapping up the match. The naysayers will say that it has been nine years since she last won it, which was also the most recent of her seven Grand Slam crowns. "I speak five languages and finished high school [but] she stopped her studies". Bacsinszky has won six of her last seven matches on clay court. "Yeah, I expected a very tough match".

Sport Vargas pitches Royals past Astros 7-5
Author: 0 Vargas pitches Royals past Astros 7-5

Cheslor Cuthbert , Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain all had their way with him, putting the Royals up 3-1 by the bottom of the 3rd and taking his fastball to task. The Astros are now 42-17 overall and 22-7 on the road while the Royals are 25-32 overall and 16-15 at home. Angels 11, Tigers 4: Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly to cap a four-run fifth inning and Los Angeles added six runs in the seventh to rout host Detroit.

Author: 0 The change Rafael Nadal would love to see in tennis

The Scot set up a semi-final rematch with third seed Wawrinka after beating the Swiss in four sets at the same stage a year ago. He has dropped just 25 games in four matches and has yet to drop a set. Djokovic will certainly not have been satisfied with his efforts in a low-quality first set on Sunday, as the unforced error tally of each player comfortably outstripped their respective number of winners.

Author: 0 Bacsinszky, Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

Ostapenko, ranked No. 47 and from Latvia, ended the match with her 50th victor, 7-6 (4), 3-6, . The older woman got first blood courtesy of her signature drop-shot, 2-0, but Ostapenko quickly showed her spirit and aggressive game, stepping in to receive serve and going for her winners.

Author: 0 Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

Artemis will now battle it out against Emirates Team New Zealand in the final series beginning Saturday to decide which team will face defending champions Oracle Team USA . "We have been very fortunate with our relationship with Oracle", Barker said. Among the six teams vying for the oldest trophy in global sport in Bermuda this month, 26 crew members have competed in the Olympics, many winning medals in sailing and others in sports such as rowing and cycling.

Author: 0 At least two media workers killed, nine injured in Kabul bombing

A CNN correspondent in Kabul said people were angry that so much money was spent by so many countries to safeguard Afghanistan's security and the attack still could not be prevented. Earlier it was reported that the powerful blast occurred not far from the German Embassy in Kabul . The BBC said driver Mohammed Nazir, who had worked with the broadcaster for four years and had a young family, died in the blast.

Author: 0 Rex Tillerson urges easing of blockade against Qatar

While applauding a Kuwaiti effort to mediate the crisis, Gargash said Emirati and Saudi officials planned to concede nothing to Qatar, an worldwide air travel hub now cut off from some of the skies around it and blocked from receiving the trucks full of food it relies on to feed its citizens.

Sport John Terry reveals how Victor Moses felt after FA Cup sending off
Author: 0 John Terry reveals how Victor Moses felt after FA Cup sending off

Wenger, who has been in charge at Arsenal for 21 years, is yet to reveal whether he will sign an extension to the contract that expires at the end of the season. "It's a pity that we didn't win the FA Cup , but don't forget we had a big (performance) to arrive here and we must be proud of this". Wenger was also dismissive of the notion that his record-breaking FA Cup success, after previous wins in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014 and 2015, might have an impact on the talks about his ...

Author: 0 Red Sox Place Starter Eduardo Rodriguez on Disabled List

In the first 27 games, the Orioles saw the Red Sox nine times, including the two series full of controversy. As the short end of the platoon, Rickard has gotten just 83 plate appearances in 2017. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado snapped an 0-for-18 skid with a single in the first inning. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Miami Marlins' Justin Bour, right, shakes hands with Derek Dietrich (32) after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia ...

Sport One French Open men's semifinalist not like the others: Murray
Author: 0 One French Open men's semifinalist not like the others: Murray

It was a rollercoaster of a match , with Murray second best for most of the first three sets but somehow emerging two sets to one in front. Thereafter it was a topsy-turvy ride. We can even look at past results to show there is nearly no correlation between Murray's performance at the French Open and Wimbledon. Prediction: Thiem will get a French Open title - just not quite yet.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017 : Experts advise India to play with the same plan

In the end, Kohli was in complete command as India scored an astounding 72 runs in their last four overs, with Hardik Pandya hitting three successive sixes off left-arm spinner Imad Wasim just before the innings ended. "Rohit took some time going, but he's coming back from an injury, and global cricket is different to IPL ", Kohli pointed out. "And Hardik, 18 off five balls, was outstanding".

Sport Pakistan stun South Africa
Author: 0 Pakistan stun South Africa

Pakistan were comfortably placed at 119/3 in 27 overs when a rather lengthy spell of rain forced the match to be abandoned. Pakistan is yet to play Sri Lanka Monday, June 12, which will be a must-win game for them if they wish to qualify for the semis.

Sport Welcoming a New Generation of Speakers with the Apple HomePod
Author: 0 Welcoming a New Generation of Speakers with the Apple HomePod

Like devices by Amazon and Google , Apple's HomePod speaker can respond to questions and control smart home gadgets such as lights. Apple Inc .'s first major new product for two years, the HomePod speaker , marks the biggest effort yet from the technology company to use its Siri digital assistant to keep customers wedded to a growing palette of products and services.

Sport Hamilton: Mercedes auto 'most unusual' in years
Author: 0 Hamilton: Mercedes auto 'most unusual' in years

We've definitely got to improve our understanding of the vehicle, what we have, and see if we can do a better job. "I'll go to the factory this week".It was never going to be pleasant for the pair to stand together on the podium, but Raikkonen took the awkwardness to another level.

Author: 0 Is LeBron James Tired?

Durant had ice in his veins late in Game Three of the NBA Finals as he sank a three-pointer over Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James to put Golden State ahead with 45 seconds to play, a lead they would never relinquish. "Doing what he is supposed to be doing", said Irving. "He just missed it, and that was the result of it". And in Game 7, they combined for 53 points and pulled off the two most important plays in franchise history.

Author: 0 Warriors rest up, ready for Game 4

So that allowed them to go do that. "It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career". Just a short while after blowing a 3-1 series lead with a Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was taking action to make sure future playoff runs wouldn't end in similar pain.

Author: 0 Camera Catches Saddest Predators Watch Party During Game 5 Loss To Penguins

After combining for zero points in Games 3 and 4, Malkin had a goal and an assist and Kessel a goal and two assists. After Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, Subban said that Crosby insulted his breath on the ice. ET and force a decisive Game 7. "(Austin Watson) tried to block the shot and it just came through, and after that if you don't pick it up it's too late to react and unfortunately it went in", said Rinne of Schultz's tally.

Author: 0 LeBron James Sets 2 NBA Finals Records In Game 3

After all, he is averaging 34 points and 10 rebounds a game and pulled out Game 3 for Golden State with a three-pointer that clinched the 118-113 victory over Cleveland . Kevin Durant with arms and legs and jaw-dropping talents that go from here to there slashing through the lane for hammer of Thor dunks or pulling up at just the game-in-the-balance moment to stab home the killer 3 in transition.

Author: 0 Rain rescues Bangladesh hopes after Australia tie washout

Twenty overs needed to be completed for a result and with David Warner (40 ) and skipper Smith (22) at the crease, a win seemed a formality under the Duckworth/Lewis system. "Of course I didn't want to go off", Smith said. Coming in at No.3 for England , Joe Root played a similar role for England with an unbeaten 133 in their eight-wicket win over Bangladesh .

Author: 0 French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem

The 32-year-old, the oldest semi-finalist here since Jimmy Connors in 1985, believes Murray's shaky form prior to arriving in Paris can make this year a different story. Murray used plenty of drop shots and lobs, often to great effect. A week after celebrating his 31st birthday, Nadal marched into the semi-finals of the 2017 French Open after fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta retired midway through the second set of their quarter-finals match .

Author: 0 Penguins' fast start buries Predators

The three-time Vezina Trophy finalist allowed eight goals on just 36 shots during the first two games in Pittsburgh . Subban, to his credit, took the high road - "I'm not an official, so I'm not going to judge what's over the line and what's not", he said - but Predators coach Peter Laviolette was none too pleased Crosby got away with only two minutes.

Author: 0 Apple Introduces HomePod Smart Speaker

The speaker has 7-beam forming tweeters and a 4-inch woofer facing upwards. " Apple reinvented portable music with iPod, and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes ", Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice-president of worldwide marketing, said in a statement.

Sport Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort
Author: 0 Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort

The Giants rallied after Melancon blew a two-run lead in the ninth. From 2014-16, he allowed 11 home runs.in 214 games. Will Harris took care of the Royals in the home half of the eighth. makes the start for Houston . "Two good ones in a row". The game was a makeup of a rainout on May 11, and it was painfully apparent that neither team was happy about giving up an off day to participate in the delayed finale of the so-called Beltway Series.

Sport Brilliant Nadal, Djokovic through to Q'final
Author: 0 Brilliant Nadal, Djokovic through to Q'final

I am maybe exhausted but I have one day off. Spain's Rafael Nadal , right, hugs his opponent and compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta who withdrew with an injury from their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France.

Author: 0 Benintendi hits two homers as Red Sox earn split in Baltimore

Manny Machado , who seems to be back on track after snapping a 0-for-18 skid Thursday, enters Saturday's game with a.294 career average against Price, which saw three home runs and five RBIs in 34 at-bats. The closer does what he does, striking out Jones to end the inning. - Matt Barnes pitched a scoreless ninth. In addition, the Orioles' pitchers have walked just one batter in each of the first two games of the series with Boston, something manager Buck Showalter is very happy with.

Author: 0 Roland Garros - Bacsinszky upsets Mladenovic! Ostapenko beats Wozniacki

But, somehow, Ostapenko fought back and made it 4-5. That risky approach paid dividends as she hit a crosscourt forehand victor then a backhand down the line to break for 5-2 in the decider. The court was hardly full of spectators on the damp, nippy day, unlike on Sunday when the 24-year-old fed off the energy of a packed house and ousted defending champion Garbine Muguruza amid warm sunshine.

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko beats Bacsinszky to reach French Open final

She then forced a decider before rain delayed play for another 20 minutes at 2-1 on serve in the final set. She is the youngest French Open semifinalist in a decade. The first women's semifinal match at the French Open is underway. Fans on the showcase Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen courts booed when it was announced that the men's quarter-finals were being pushed back to Wednesday.

Author: 0 Draymond Green, not LeBron or KD, is NBA Finals' most intriguing star

The only hope is better play from their reserves - when LeBron goes to the bench Cleveland had to be able to hang close . LeBron James hailed the Golden State Warriors' unrivalled "firepower" after his Cleveland Cavaliers side fell to a 118-113 loss in game three of the NBA Finals .

Sport Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem in French Open semifinals
Author: 0 Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem in French Open semifinals

They will face either 16th-seeded Colombian duo Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah or Ryan Harrison of the United States and Michael Venus of New Zealand. He has not dropped a set to reach the last four, which could be a factor on a very demanding surface. Then, in what was expected to be a third-round ambush, he sailed past Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets and was similarly at ease against Karen Khachanov in the last 16.

Sport Nadal to face Wawrinka for a 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal to face Wawrinka for a 10th French Open title

A couple of dazzling groundstrokes, including a forehand victor, gave Wawrinka a second break and the set.The third set was an absolute thriller as Wawrinka again broke Murray's serve to take a 3-0 lead. The first set was a pointer to the underlying theme of the match which was a contest between Wawrinka's brilliance versus Murray's resilience. After Wawrinka won the fourth-set tiebreak, Murray waned, trailing 4-0 in the fifth in about 20 minutes.

Sport Don't Believe What You Read, Dana White is Running Mayweather vs. McGregor
Author: 0 Don't Believe What You Read, Dana White is Running Mayweather vs. McGregor

When asked to confirm if new UFC owners WME-IMG were indeed running the show, White was quick to dismiss that notion. The UFC honcho was at Mastro's in Bev Hills on Thursday when we asked about a Los Angeles Times article that says it's the UFC's ownership group (WME-IMG) and NOT White now involved in negotiations.

Author: 0 Comey made a 'fool' of himself at Senate testimony, says FBI's Kallstrom

Flynn. Later in his testimony, Comey emphasized that Russia's attempt to meddle in the election is a threat to the United States and should rise above politics. The colorful and candid testimony ramped up expectations for the hearing. Philip Lacovara, a lawyer who served as counsel to Watergate special prosecutors Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski, added fuel to the fires of speculation surrounding a possible Trump impeachment by publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he ...

Sport The Finals Stat: Game 3 -- Cavs come up empty down the stretch
Author: 0 The Finals Stat: Game 3 -- Cavs come up empty down the stretch

Durant finished 31 points and eight rebounds, with guard Klay Thompson adding 30 points in a breakout performance after two weak games to start the series. The action in a loud Quicken Loans Arena turned dead silent midway through the first quarter when Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James spent a couple minutes on the ground shaken up after being leveled by teammate Tristan Thompson.

Author: 0 Sidney Crosby, Penguins Dominate Predators for 6-0 Win in Game 5

Though the Pens raced out to a 3-0 first period lead, Murray was sharp as the Preds tried to mount an early comeback. The Penguins were running away with the game 5-0 at the time of writing. It's 4-0 at 1:19 of the period. There were some goals in this game. As things were - tied at two games apiece - a few stats hung over Game 5's result.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins take 3-2 lead over Nashville Predators

The scoring started early when, on the power play, Crosby dished to Justin Schultz , who fired a shot from the point that beat Pekka Rinne just 91 seconds into the game. "You come here with the mindset that you knew what happened the first two games, but that's not going to change the way I play or prepare", Rinne said.

Sport Rafa Nadal v Dominic Thiem - player profiles
Author: 0 Rafa Nadal v Dominic Thiem - player profiles

Otherwise, he lost his No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray and lost in the third round of Wimbledon, the first round of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and the second round of the Australian Open . The same symbols are also displayed on the inside frame of his racket. Murray dropped the opening game of the fourth set on his serve and then swept Nishikori aside, beating the Japanese player for the ninth time in 11 career meetings.

Sport Lakers Vs. Celtics, Cavs Vs. Warriors Among Best NBA Finals Rivalries
Author: 0 Lakers Vs. Celtics, Cavs Vs. Warriors Among Best NBA Finals Rivalries

The Cavaliers' big three was clicking on all cylinders in the last round against the Boston Celtics, and with stellar play also coming from the likes of Tristan Thompson and Kyle Korver , Cleveland is now the best version of itself it could possibly be, which will be needed against Golden State.

Sport Mahrez, Sandro on Chelsea's wishlist
Author: 0 Mahrez, Sandro on Chelsea's wishlist

His stock has fallen this year after a disappointing campaign, but there's still bound to be plenty of interest in his services. Reports in the London Evening Standard claim that Chelsea are monitoring the situation regarding Algerian play-maker Riyad Mahrez .

Author: 0 Thiem thrash Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

I don't know because we don't have the clock on the court, so it's impossible for us to tell". Dominic Thiem demolished defending champion Novak Djokovic in a stunning French Open upset, setting up a semi-final duel against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal .

Author: 0 Chelsea eye up move for £55m rated Premier League star

The Italy worldwide looks set to leave the Serie A giants following a number of fallouts with manager Massimiliano Allegri , who signed a deal to stay as the club's boss until 2020 on Wednesday. The Sun note that Allegri is a big fan of Matic and would likely welcome the exchange. The Serbian midfielder joined Chelsea in 2009 and was included in the deal which saw them sign David Luiz from Benfica in January 2011.

Sport LeBron James mocks media for question he can't answer
Author: 0 LeBron James mocks media for question he can't answer

With Durant, the Warriors found another gear against the Cavaliers , winning the opening two games by 22 points and 19 points respectively. This wasn't a Game 7 or an elimination game, but given that no National Basketball Association team has overcome a 3-0 series deficit, it could absolutely turn out to be the play that locked down the series for Golden State.

Sport Area jobless rate inches up
Author: 0 Area jobless rate inches up

In Ontario, the jobless rate was up to 6.5% from 5.8% in April, while B.C.'s numbers came in at 5.6%, up one-tenth of a percentage point. Canada's unemployment rate increased to 6.6 per cent in May, in line with economist expectations, from 6.5 per cent in April.

Author: 0 Warriors rally past Cavs, go up 3-0 in NBA Finals

And it's not as if he's incapable of putting a team on his back and taking them across the finish line. Klay Thompson scored 30 points for Golden State, and Stephen Curry had 26 points and 13 rebounds. "It's a realistic goal and it's something that you should push for now". "I mean, if you have the opportunity to do that, is it fair that the Cowboys added Deion Sanders?" No team has ever gone 15-0 in any postseason of the four main professional sports.

Author: 0 Trump Attorney Debunks Comey Charge

And as been noted before, I feel like his strongest point about Flynn and why it was so improper - what the president said about Flynn and that Oval Office meeting on February 14th - and he said, Why on earth would you kick out the attorney general, the vice president, and the chief of staff if it was going to be something innocent? "He is a good guy".

Sport Manchester United rival AC Milan for Real Madrid striker
Author: 0 Manchester United rival AC Milan for Real Madrid striker

And Lopez, when asked about his client's future, noted that the 23-year-old wanted a "more important role" moving forward. That's normal for a striker who's scored 19 goals . It was a great season, but he wants to play more. I have not yet met with the representatives from Real Madrid. "We have not received any offers from France".

Sport Wawrinka forces 5th set against Murray
Author: 0 Wawrinka forces 5th set against Murray

The third-seeded Swiss player will face either nine-time champion Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final. The 32-year-old Wawrinka, who lost to Murray in last year's semifinals, is the oldest Roland Garros finalist since 1973.

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