It has been a shaky start to both the captains in the Champions Trophy this time. Sri Lanka stunned India while recording the highest run chase at the Kennington Oval in London with an emphatic 7-wicket win in a Group "B" match of the ICC Champions Trophy on Thursday (8).
One shot behind that trio is Stewart Cink , who shot a 68 after sharing the first-round lead with Munoz , Matt Every and Scott Brown . Chez Reavie fired a 5-under-par 65 in the second round of the St. 18 that would have given him sole possession of the lead. I used to putt really well as a junior. "The key to my round today was the key to anyone's round who plays well here and that is you've got to keep the ball in front of you", Cink said.
Under huge pressure from Ferrari and his title rival coming into the Canadian GP, Hamilton delivered one of the most impressive qualifying laps of his Mercedes career to seal pole position ahead of the championship leader. The Red Bulls slotted in fifth and sixth ( Max Verstappen ahead of Daniel Ricciardo ), with the two Force Indias eighth and ninth (Sergio Perez ahead of Esteban Ocon).
Lallana squandered a chance to extend England's lead when he headed over and the visitors were punished in the 87th minute as Celtic striker Griffiths sent a free-kick arcing over the wall and inside the right-hand post. "It's a special fixture, but the key objective is to qualify for the World Cup, so we've got to keep that in our mind". "If we are as committed as we were today, we can get the three points".
While Kohli failed to open his account against Sri Lanka, de Villiers scored his registered his first duck, a golden one at that, against Pakistan when the Proteas lost by 19 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method. India may have beaten Pakistan in their opening encounter in the Champions Trophy competition but the team looked pedestrian against Sri Lanka in their subsequent match, suffering humiliating defeat by 7 wickets.
Three Lions substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked to have set the visitors on course for a World Cup qualifying victory with a 70th-minute opener. "Overall the objective is to qualify and we are top of the group". "To play against that group of [England] players, if you put them up for sale, billions [of pounds]".
We just didn't play well in front of him. With all the possible stories about the Predators and the Penguins cropping up, there's one I'm surprised I haven't seen. Backup Juuse Saros didn't fare much better, giving up three goals in relief. "But I promise you, in 10 years when we're talking about this to our kids, our friends, our grandkids, we're not going to be complaining about where we parked or how crowded it was".
To achieve this on Sunday Nadal will have to face the challenge of Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, victor 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7/3) and 6-1 over the number one of the world ranking, British Andy Murray . "I was hesitant in trying to finish the first and third sets but I felt like I could retake control". I was one tiebreak away from getting to the final when I came in really struggling.
After comfortably defeating the visitors in the first game before just scraping through them in the second game to clinch the series, England were reduced to 20-6 in the final ODI on Monday (29 May). "We didn't play too aggressively - a lot of our shots were defensive - so a lot of credit goes to South Africa ". Quinton de Kock (98) and captain AB de Villiers (52) launched South Africa's chase, but both were dismissed within four overs as England hit back for 211-4 in the 36th ...
Pretorius replaced Wayne Parnell , Maharaj came in for Imran Tahir and Farhaan Behardien was preferred to JP Duminy , who had played in all 23 of South Africa's previous ODIs in a streak that stretched back to February 14 past year. With de Kock closing in on a 13th ODI hundred - and what would have been his third against England from seven innings - he was drawn into a poke at Moeen Ali to be caught behind.
She is also just the second unseeded woman to win the French Open after Margaret Scriven in 1933, although her ranking will jump from 47 in the world to 12. Ostapenko won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Halep said she had been sick with nerves in the 24 hours leading into the final, knowing what was at stake and how much of an opportunity it was to get her first Grand Slam title.
No NBA team had overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals until LeBron James and the Cavs did it a year ago, storming back and stunning defending champion Golden State. After the completion of the 2017-18 season, LeBron will have a player option for the 2018-19 campaign worth $35.6 million. Yet, the likelihood the Cavs will find or sign the type of difference-maker that will close the gap between them and the Warriors for a minimum contract is minuscule.
The Brazilians are staying on in Australia to play a second match in Melbourne on Tuesday against the Socceroos, who are tuning up for this month's Confederations Cup in Russian Federation. "Whenever I compete I do so to win and I give everything in order to get the best results". Tite said he would assess the condition of Jesus, who was carried off after he collected an elbow in the face in an aerial challenge with Manchester City team-mate Nicolas Otamendi in the final ...
O'Connor also made reference to a almost year-old Yahoo article from Adrian Wojnarowski that said there was a belief throughout the league that James wouldn't remain in Cleveland for the remainder of his career. James' best chance to win a fourth ring might have to come with another team, namely one in L.A. He may as well stay with the Cavaliers if he wants to go to the finals and challenge for a title every year.
Without it, they could find themselves stuck in reverse against a Crusaders side which features an All Blacks tight five of Joe Moody , Codie Taylor , Owen Franks , Luke Romano and captain Sam Whitelock . They had run really well this last couple of days. "It's the bigger picture now, I knew I'd get my game time as and when and I just have to trust the medical staff and trust Gats [coach Warren Gatland] to make those calls and just be ready for it".
England showed some fine form in beating South Africa 2-1 in the bilateral series, but their batting came to grief in the last game. India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav shared the first six wickets as Bangladesh demonstrated they can be just as vulnerable as England to seam and swing in helpful conditions.
In those later matches, No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland will face unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, with both players celebrating birthdays on Thursday: Ostapenko's 20th, Bacsinszky's 28th. But there was nothing lucky about the way she prevailed in the biggest match of her career. She was irresistible at times against the Swiss Bacsinszky in a frenetic match of 16 breaks of serve and in which she made 45 unforced errors .
Murray, who was runner-up to Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros a year ago, will meet 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka for a spot in Sunday's final. The body language of Nishikori, who has never reached the last four of the French, hardly looked promising after that and Murray marched on to his 21st grand slam semi-final.
Lewis Hamilton narrowly avoided the local wildlife but went on to post the fastest time. His fastest lap left him 0.330 seconds clear of four-time champion Vettel, who leads him by 25 points in the championship. "I like our pace; think we have the pace to win tomorrow". An emotional Hamilton said: "I am shaking... Wow..." For many of you, Ayrton was your favourite driver.
I lost a bit into Turn 2, and then lost two tenths out of the second corner and then I knew I had to catch up, which I did until the end of the lap which I did to get the same as before. The first Canadian to race at home in Formula One since 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve in 2006, Stroll and his Williams team are hoping the 18-year-old can snatch his first points of the season.
There have been reports Messi has already agreed in principle to a new deal with Barca set to keep him at the Catalan club until at least 2021. Messi is now on £365,000-a-week, but the club have offered him an increase of 37%, as they seek to tie the 29-year-old down.
On Saturday, the Cards got another win, this one much more decisive 7-0. He gave up a leadoff double to Odubel Herrera, who went to third on a ground out. Louis is in position to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday at Busch Stadium . "Actually, I woke up really early this morning because I had an interview with MLB.com just about my story and my life".
It was his second of the game, according to what had been announced and on the official score sheet, but the referees said the sheet was wrong, that the previous technical was on coach Steve Kerr , not Green . "It happens every year". The Warriors will have to come back to Cleveland at least one more time before its all said and done. The Warriors ended the game on an 11-0 run to win, 118-113.
We have a great opportunity to give ourselves another opportunity to keep going". That's why LeBron James got chippy with Kevin Durant in an MVP stare-down showdown, and why Tristan Thompson took menacing steps toward Draymond Green and why the Cavs simply muscled up and therefore will move on in the series.
No goal there, but the Penguins would score moments later on the resulting power play. It was a masterful performance by the Penguins captain, who finished with three assists and literally rubbed P.K. After days of back-and-forth between the pair dating back to Subban's assertion after Game 3 that Crosby had criticized his breath, a claim Crosby later denied, the Penguins star nearly appeared to be scolding his All-Star counterpart with each successive shove.
Lewis Hamilton matched the great Ayrton Senna by securing the 65th pole position of his illustrious Formula One career at the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday (10 June). "It was a sexy lap!" "We need to investigate, but before that it was quite a positive session - I thought we were quite close in the top four on this track, which is normally not my favourite".
For the second time in the series, Pittsburgh chased Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne , after he gave up three first-period goals on nine shots. About a dozen of the Predators that played in last year's Game Six win over San Jose - which was the third-straight time Nashville had staved off potential elimination - are likely to suit up Sunday against the Pens, hoping the lessons learned and character forged in those contests will carry forward.
Todd Pletcher-trained Tapwrit entered the long home straight in second place and gradually drew level with 5/2 favourite Irish War Cry , before pulling away over the final half-furlong to win by two lengths in two minutes and 30.02 seconds for the 1.5-mile distance .
We've got to do a better job in front of him. "I mean we are back at home , we have the crowd behind us. We've proven that we can and we have in the past, and there's a lot of confidence that we will in a couple days". "We want to win it", center Mike Fisher said. I will be at Bridgestone Arena along with the Game Ops team, putting on the show and sending our love and support from Smashville...
The final race against Artemis Racing today had SoftBank Team Japan fans glued to the screen all around the world as the team trailed going in 3-4 thru the first-to-five series. And although Britain's Ben Ainslie , the most successful Olympic sailor ever, counts for almost 1 in five of the medals with his four and one silver, the other America's Cup Olympians have amassed another 22 between them, a Reuters survey shows.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given England the lead in the 70th minute after some poor Scotland defending, but Griffiths picked the flawless moment to break his global duck in his 13th cap. "People have said that there is a lack of leaders in this team but I don't think that is the case", added Southgate. "He's made a really good impact this season with Bournemouth, he's created a number of goals and scored one or two himself, and he knows what it's like to be up against the absolute ...
It was the longest super regional game in NCAA history. Two A&M runners dashed across the plate and the Aggies grasped their final lead of the super regional. Larson, playing for the first time since getting hit in the head by a pitch May 26 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, delivered Florida's first walk-off victory of the season when he sent a ball up the middle with two outs in the 11th.
They kissed each other on the cheeks in traditional French fashion at the end of the match after Cornet failed to return a powerful crosscourt forehand, triggering scenes of joy in the Court Philippe Chatrier stands after a 90-minute tussle.
Under pressure from the Kiwis towards the end of race three, Artemis skipper Nathan Outteridge was sprinting to the portside wheel when he lost his footing and slid off the boat . Although Barker, who was skipper of the losing New Zealand America's Cup crew in San Francisco in 2013, tried everything he could to catch Sweden , he was unable to close the gap in time and Artemis Racing romped home with a comfortable lead.
Nonetheless, it was a significant innings as he become the fastest man in ODI history to reach 25 hundreds. South Africa finished their series against England with a seven-wicket win at Lord's, having ensured every member of their Champions Trophy squad was involved at some stage in the three matches.
The men's quarter-finals featuring nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and holder Novak Djokovic were postponed until Wednesday after two rain delays disrupted Tuesday's play. For Bacsinszky, it will be only slightly more familiar territory. However, Ostapenko responded in the second set, breaking the world number 12 twice as she moved 5-2 ahead before rain.
Nashville Predators' Viktor Arvidsson (38) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin (62) trade punches during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . Rinne allowed three goals on nine shots. Team captain Mike Fisher is married to country music starlet Carrie Underwood , who joined the NBC Sports broadcast set during Game 4 and then later snapped a photo with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.
Speechless. I know that Ayrton was for many of you your favourite driver, and he was the same for me. He inspired me to be where I am today. "To receive this and match his record is a great honour ". Literally, as a kid I thought if I was lucky I could emulate Ayrton and I can't believe it. Vettel qualified 0.330s off Hamilton after the Mercedes driver smashed the Montreal track record by more than 0.7s.
Jelena Ostapenko's winners, also the number of her unforced errors. In press conference Ostapenko revealed what she thought when she was down: " 'I'm already in the final and I'm playing such a great player as Simona ", the Latvian said.
Home ice has been critical so far. Midway through the first period of Game 5, the Penguins have six shots to the Predators' four. If he can hold either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin - he's seen more of the latter in the series - off the scoresheet, that might be as good as a goal scored the other way.
One of the people who plays the baseball-headed New York Mets mascot Mr. Met was sacked Thursday after a video of the mascot "giving the finger" to a fan surfaced online. A day before, the person inside the costume was caught on video making an obscene gesture toward a fan. Despondent and perhaps dehydrated after summoning nine innings of enthusiasm in vain against Milwaukee, Mr.
No team has come back from 3-0 in the playoffs. Through four games, the NBA Finals is averaging a total live audience (TV plus streaming) of 19.8 million, up 12% from past year and the most watched series since 1998. Irving got in on the Cavs' next possession by firing off a step-back 3. On this wild night, everything got away from the Warriors - their defensive togetherness, their offensive precision, their self-control, and their flawless postseason.
They sent a message to the Puskas Award victor, asking "Ibra, how many RTs for you to sign for Chamois?", which has so far garnered over 1,300 retweets from football fans wanting to see Ibrahimovic turn out in their all-blue strip. "Many clubs have asked for Zlatan", The Mirror quotes him as saying. Zlatan Ibrahimović's stay at Manchester United has seemingly ended after a single season at Old Trafford , with the club announcing that they don't intend to extend the injured striker's ...
I put this on the war is that it is that good this is. Exhibit B: When asked about what's at the top of the list of things that have to go right on Wednesday night, he gave a one-word answer and a telling shake of his head. The Warriors went the last three minutes of Game 7, the last three minutes of their season, without scoring. But when it comes to comparisons to retired Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, the 1990s playmaker might just have the edge on "King" James.
Tapwrit returned $12.60, $6.50 and $5 across the board for a $2 bet. We have great racing at Belmont this weekend with a lot of horses to keep an eye on, and a fascinating Japanese raider topping the bill. The New York Racing Assn. had offered a $1-million bonus to any Japan-based horse that won. " Tapwrit was getting a lovely trip", trainer Todd Pletcher said.
Pletcher also won the 2017 Kentucky Derby with another horse- Always Dreaming. In fact, neither the victor of the Kentucky Derby nor the victor of the Preakness is running in the race. Betting for the race is headed by Irish War Cry and Lookin At Lee. "I was sure that he could handle it". The Breeders' Cup Classic will also provide a chance for Tapwrit to compete against the best in the world-something he wasn't afforded Saturday through circumstances beyond his control.
While the Lions could not find the try line they did keep their own line intact, shutting down the famed Crusaders attack, with Farrell pivotal to the transformation. "And he was looking risky, on outside breaks and things". 'So we'll hope he can be back for the Maori game next week. "We'll play that by ear and see how it goes".
But whether it is the right one for the Test? But Gatland was not impressed with the number of missed tries which showed his tourists were not yet in form. This time around, it was the Crusaders who weren't quite at their best from the off as Luke Romano flapped at the ball off both kick-offs he tried to claim.
Sebastian Vettel said he surprised himself by claiming victory in the Monaco Grand Prix , having overcut Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to do so. I don't now feel that we have to have a number one. I knew that I had a window of opportunity from the pit stops to come out ahead. "I know how it feels, it's not a good feeling", reigning champion Nico Rosberg, who retired at the end of last year after years of battling Hamilton at Mercedes, consoled him as he conducted the post-race ...
For many years, big things have happened for me at Roland Garros . But it was her response to being pegged back in the second set that truly won over the Roland Garros crowd, with Ostapenko's power game proving too much for her Swiss opponent as she broke twice to win the deciding set 6-3.