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Author: 0 US Congressman Steve Scalise injured in shootout during baseball practice

He said Scalise crawled out of the outfield leaving a trail of blood, and that he was given liquids and put pressure on a chest wound. The gunman had a rifle and "a lot of ammo", said Sen. A security detail was at the softball practice because of Scalise's high rank in Congress. The shooting took place around 7 a.m. ET during a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray area of Alexandria.

Author: 0 Rep. Fleischmann okay after shooting at charity baseball practice

The gunman, identified by a senior USA official as James Hodgkinson from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died of his injuries. "Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers, who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very very brutal assault", Trump said shortly before noon.

Sport ICC Champions Trophy predictions: Which team will win CT 2017?
Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy predictions: Which team will win CT 2017?

The Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli is now in England to play the ICC Champions Trophy where team India will be defending their crown they won four years back. Mashrafe, who was in charge when Bangladesh ended England's hopes at the last World Cup with a 15-run win in Adelaide, has been hugely impressed at the way Eoin Morgan's team have reinvented themselves in the intervening two years.

Sport Penguins Arrive In Pittsburgh After Winning Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Penguins Arrive In Pittsburgh After Winning Stanley Cup

The last franchise to go back-to-back was the Detroit Red Wings, whose ridiculously talented Steve Yzerman-led teams won in 1997 and 1998. The goal was a odd one as Hornqvist shot the puck from behind the net, banking it off of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne and into the net.

Sport NSW thrash Queensland in State of Origin opener
Author: 0 NSW thrash Queensland in State of Origin opener

Cordner, who assumed the captaincy following Paul Gallen's retirement from Origin duties a year ago, said having Hayne back in the Origin fold would make his players walk taller. "When we come back into camp we'll have to work really hard", Daley said. Fittler sees plenty of positives in New South Wales' team and hailed their new attacking strength.

Author: 0 Crosby cements legacy with consecutive Stanley Cup wins

Penguins goaltender Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout. Since 1997-1998 the Penguins are the first team which has won two National Hockey League titles in a row, and the last one before them were the Detroit Red Wings.

Sport Next season's Premier League fixtures have been released
Author: 0 Next season's Premier League fixtures have been released

They were beaten heavily at Chelsea , lost to Tottenham and Arsenal and drew with Liverpool and Manchester City . " Newcastle have just come up [having won the Championship] and I'm sure the atmosphere will be fantastic for their first game back in the Premier League ".

Sport Unseeded Ostapenko faces Halep in French Open final
Author: 0 Unseeded Ostapenko faces Halep in French Open final

Walk fast". The most unbelievable part of Vinci's participation in the final was that she stunned Serena Williams in the semifinals, ending the American's attempt to pull off a calendar-year Grand Slam. "She is young and reckless, in a sense". Ostapenko's run at the French Open is her best Grand Slam performance so far and she will rise to as high as the top eight if she makes the final.

Sport French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem drubs Horacio Zeballos to reach last eight
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem drubs Horacio Zeballos to reach last eight

On one first-set changeover, when Ramos called him for a time violation, Nadal told him in their native tongue: 'You are going to have to give me many more warnings in this match because you are not going to be in the chair again'. Unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov , two weeks past his 21st birthday, became the youngest man to reach the French Open's fourth round since 2009, beating 21st-seeded American John Isner 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3).

Author: 0 CT 2017: England have edge against Pakistan in first semifinal

With themselves Complacency is a dirty word in professional sport, but it can often appear unannounced at the most inopportune of times . Sarfaraz struck an unbeaten 61 runs in the must-win last group game against Sri Lanka , which Pakistan won by three wickets to qualify for the last-four stage.

Author: 0 England 'weren't good enough' in defeat to 10-man France - Kane

Kane is the first Tottenham player to score two goals in a match for England since Jermain Defoe against San Marino in March 2013. "For years we've had keepers criticised in England ", said Butland , "but we've got plenty coming through".

Author: 0 Arthur urges Pakistan to go 'one step further' against England

Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka had to win on Monday to join already qualified title-holders India from Group B in the knockout stages of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide (ODI) sides. Chris Woakes was a big loss, but the English bowlers have complemented each other very well - that an excellent limited-overs bowler like David Willey is yet to play a game gives an indication of their strength.

Author: 0 French Open, Day 10 highlights: Ostapenko's dancing, rain delays and more

Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian to reach a Grand Slam semifinal when she dispatched 11th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Tuesday. On the cusp of 28, Bacsinszky has been through enough to have some perspective, and she spoke thoughtfully about the privilege she feels as an elite tennis player.

Author: 0 Pakistan elect to bowl against England

Stokes had to rein himself, taking 30 balls over his first 10 runs. "Then it's about taking those moments, and running with them, like we did previous year here in Cardiff ". Their bowlers haven't found much assistance early, so Pakistan , in particular Fakhar Zaman , need to attack from the start. Their top-rated bowler Mohammad Amir will not play today due to a back spasm.

Author: 0 Garbine Muguruza out of the French Open to Kristina Mladenovic

With rain and storms forecast for later on Friday, Muguruza will be pleased to have booked her passage with the minimum of fuss, although if Mladenovic is her opponent in the fourth round she can expect an entirely different reception from the locals.

Author: 0 Pakistan wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

Raees thought he had Hales in his previous over, with the England man being given out LBW but the decision was reversed on review as it was pitching outside leg. England make the one expected change to their line-up, with Jonny Bairstow replacing Jason Roy. Pakistan: Sarfraz Khan (capt.), Ahmed Shahzad, Azhar Ali , Babar Azam , Faheem Ashraf , Fakhar Zaman , Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali , Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammed Amir, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Shoaib Malik.

Author: 0 AB definitely due against India, says Miller

David Miller's unbeaten 75 kept the Proteas in the game. Talented but struggling Pakistan will face Confident South Africa in a must-win match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston on Wednesday after a hugely disappointing performance against arch-rivals India at the same venue.

Sport Routine pays off for Berger at St Jude
Author: 0 Routine pays off for Berger at St Jude

Scott is playing this event for the first time since finishing 7th in 2007 when he led into the final round before a faltering 75 in day four but he likes the golf course, the issue being that it has always been the week ahead of the US Open and did not fit his schedule.

Author: 0 Diego Costa resigned to Chelsea exit but keen on rejoining Atletico Madrid

Costa has been good for the club, but as a player with seemingly itchy feet and, let's face it, one who is replaceable, they were never likely to come down too hard on a coach who has transformed their team in one season. AC Milan have also been linked with a move for Costa, while the Brazilian-born Spain global has rejected the idea of a move to China, as it would jeopardise his hopes of playing in the World Cup.

Author: 0 Murray happy to win ugly against Nishikori

Former champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the semifinals of the French Open after beating seventh-seeded Marin Cilic in straight sets. Twelve months after becoming the first man in 47 years to hold all four grand slam titles, Djokovic exited with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 6-0 loss to Thiem, while Nadal moved into a 10th French Open semi-final after Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an abdominal problem trailing 6-2 2-0.

Author: 0 Imran Tahir shows why he's top dog as Proteas win

After sitting pretty on 94 for one, they were soon a little hot under the collar as it became 117 for four in the blink of an eye, and South Africa looked to put the match to bed early. He removed Kusal Mendis by plucking a drive out of the air one-handed, and then expertly dived and threw in one movement to run out Dinesh Chandimal .

Author: 0 England crumble to 211 all out against Pakistan

Meanwhile England dropped struggling opener Jason Roy, whose four in the 40-run group win over Australia meant he'd averaged just 6.37 from eight one-day global innings this season, with a mere two double-figure scores. It was a major disappointment for England , who won all three group matches in their bid to claim a first global 50-over title and had beaten Pakistan in 12 of their last 14 one-day internationals.

Author: 0 Pakistan vs England Match Prediction: Who Will Win CT Semi-Final 1

Pakistan , chasing a seemingly modest 237 to win, slumped to 162-7. A Huge game is around the corner between the favorites England and unpredictable Pakistan as the first Semi Final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is set to kick off after a short while at Cardiff on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Pakistan qualify for ICC Champions Trophy final

Roy apart, England appear to have all bases covered as they go in search of their first major ODI title, with a long batting order and a balanced attack led by fast bowler Mark Wood. Eoin Morgan's side have won 12 of their last 14 ODIs against today's opponents, but Pakistan did win their last game against England in this format, which coincidently was on the same ground last September.

Author: 0 Pakistan win toss, opt to field against England

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur did not miss his chance to muddy the waters, claiming preference for Bairstow over Roy as an opponent and querying the Yorkshireman's credentials as an global opener. Pakistan have lost all their semifinal appearances in this tournament - in 2000, 2004 and 2009. As England folded up for 211 in their first innings the wrecker in chief was Pakistan's consistent performer Hasan Ali.

Sport Tapwrit rallies to win Belmont Stakes
Author: 0 Tapwrit rallies to win Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit overtook Irish War Cry down the stretch and won by two lengths. Total handle on the 11-horse race at Belmont Park , including all horizontal wagers ending in the Belmont Stakes, was $47.5 million, down from $52.2 million on a 13-horse field previous year, according to the charts.

Sport Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
Author: 0 Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Durant capped his first season with the Warriors in triumphant fashion with another big shooting night that helped Golden State avoid a repeat of last year's Finals collapse when Cleveland rallied from 3-1 down to win the title. But the Warriors are brimming with confidence, knowing they didn't have Kevin Durant to help them a year ago. If your intentions are good, then that means as a team that we're moving in the right direction.

Sport Fans already lining up for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade
Author: 0 Fans already lining up for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade

The highly touted rookie class lived up to expectations. "He's been so supportive over the last couple years". Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets, the second player chosen in the draft, came in second with 64 points. He could have refused to waive it, forcing the Penguins to either buy him out or expose Murray. Never was there a complaint from Fleury after he lost his starting job to Murray and Fleury was repeatedly pointed to as a source of mentorship for the younger netminder.

Sport Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years
Author: 0 Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years

Oakland: Kevin Durant came to Golden State looking for a championship and found a band of brothers who, as it turned out, were exactly what he needed to finally capture that long-sought title. And looking at the Warriors roster, many more could be on the way. "To go up against somebody I view as like a rival, personally, is an incredible feeling to beat him", Durant claimed.

Author: 0 Arsenal to host Leicester on opening day

Broadcasters will begin the bidding process for the rights to show live games between 2019 and 2022 at the start of next year and a decision on how many games will be made available is expected to happen in the Autumn - as well as whether they will introduce the evening slot.

Sport Golden State Warriors on the brink of history
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors on the brink of history

The Warriors' 15 straight Playoff wins are a postseason record in the four major professional team sports, breaking the mark of the National Hockey League franchise Pittsburgh Penguins from 1992 and 1993 (14). "Do I look exhausted?" "I'm averaging a triple-double in the Finals". No matter who I'm going against, if I'm going against four Hall of Famers, like I said before the series started with Draymond, Klay, Steph, and K.D., or if I'm going against two or whatever the case may be, I'm ...

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors take NBA title

While they did blast the Warriors with an impressive 120 points, there was no way their team could win with less than 10 bench points. "It was unbelievable to just see that all year, and right now just to be here with these guys, it's incredible".

Author: 0 Alvaro Morata's agent drops big hint on Manchester United move

Mourinho has worked with the Spain global previously during their mutual time at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the latest report suggesting that the United manager has called the striker to tell him he "would be important" at the Manchester club.

Author: 0 Crosby dominant in Penguins' Game 5 win over Predators

However, with offensive linchpins such as Crosby and C Evgeni Malkin and their supporting cast that includes LW Conor Sheary , RW Jake Guentzel and RW Phil Kessel , the Penguins are very efficient offensively. The Predators are in a 3-2 hole with Game 6 coming up Sunday night in Nashville. The home team has won each of the first four games of the Cup Final.

Sport Champions Chelsea perceive good omen in Burnley opener
Author: 0 Champions Chelsea perceive good omen in Burnley opener

Champions Chelsea will begin the defense of their title against Burnley at Stamford Bridge , so will expect to put three points on the board. It then gets more hard for Antonio Conte and his team, which takes on Tottenham in the second round before games against Leicester away and Manchester City , Arsenal and Everton at home as part of their first seven games.

Sport Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League
Author: 0 Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League

Liverpool take on Watford , under the new management of Marco Silva, at Vicarage Road, while Spurs travel to Championship (second tier) champions Newcastle United . The game may well be switched to St Marys, but that has to be agreed by the two clubs. Fans always enjoy the day when the fixtures for the forthcoming season are released.

Sport Durant vindicates move to Warriors after fi nals victory
Author: 0 Durant vindicates move to Warriors after fi nals victory

So when Steph Curry's ridiculous 3-pointer over Kyrie Irving dropped to give the Warriors a 14-point lead with just over 40 seconds, Golden State covering the spread looked like a lock. But that idea fizzled fast when the Warriors opened with a pair of lopsided wins at home, fought back late to steal the next game in Cleveland and then, after dropping their first game of the postseason, closed out the series at home.

Author: 0 National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors' comeback year in memes

On NBC, the season premiere of " American Ninja Warrior " averaged a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo from 8-10 p.m., down 18% from last year's premiere, and 5.4 million viewers. This time everything was ideal for KD. The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday to take their second title in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the play-offs.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli urges India on in Bangladesh semi

The champion of Mini World Cup will be decided by this weekend. England will fancy their chances of extending the search for an elusive major global ODI silverware despite drawing a mercurial Pakistan in the first semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday.

Sport Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy
Author: 0 Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy

England had been the better side throughout the game, but two late Leigh Griffiths free kicks put Scotland on course for a shock victory, before Kane intervened. The tone was the same on the pitch with Scotland captain Scott Brown booked inside three minutes for taking out England danger man Dele Alli from behind.

Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers to take NBA title

The Golden State Warriors clinched their second title in three years at Oracle Arena last night beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals . For the third year in succession the two teams met in the Finals, but after going 3-0 down this time around, Cleveland were only able to pull one game back before the Warriors secured the trophy in game five.

Author: 0 Never Played For A Super Team? Twitter Roasts LeBron's Post Game Comment

The third time around, there was no doubt. Durant pumped in 39 points and the Warriors won their second championship in three seasons by taking Game 5 of the finals, 129-120 over the Cavaliers . "We left everything on the floor, and it still wasn't enough". A year ago, Durant was the NBA's most coveted free agent. But in Game 5, it wasn't LeBron that let the Cleveland Cavaliers down: it was the bench.

Author: 0 Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf reacts to Golden State Warriors championship win

Last year Riley wasn't seen much as the Warriors lost to the Cavs in the NBA Finals after leading the series 3-1, taking a backseat to the adorable daughter of Cleveland star LeBron James . Kerr wasn't yet ready to disclose his thoughts on what might be on the horizon, telling SI.com : "To be honest, I'm just happy to be able to be a part of this".

Sport New Zealand keen to take Australia form into England clash
Author: 0 New Zealand keen to take Australia form into England clash

Bangladesh and New Zealand head into their final group match of this year's Champions Trophy desperate for victory but knowing even a win in Cardiff on Friday may not take either of them into the semi-finals. After losing the toss and being sent in to bat , England were bowled out in the final over of the innings for 310 - which Morgan thought was a below par total.

Author: 0 The Warriors supposedly voted to boycott a Trump White House visit

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former IL senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office. Veteran forward David West told The Undefeated he "probably" wouldn't go. I mean, it may be different. When CEO of Under Armour Kevin Plank called the U.S.

Sport I feel ready for Champions Trophy now: Dinesh Karthik
Author: 0 I feel ready for Champions Trophy now: Dinesh Karthik

It is a highly addictive game even for users who don't follow cricket. Irfan, who was part of the victorious India side which lifted the Champions Trophy in 2013, said the mantra of success in English conditions is to hit the seam well, which he felt the in-form Indian pacers, led by Mohammed Shami , are capable of.

Sport Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener
Author: 0 Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener

It then gets more hard for Antonio Conte and his team, which takes on Tottenham in the second round before games against Leicester away and Manchester City , Arsenal and Everton at home as part of their first seven games. City travel to Old Trafford on December 9 before hosting United at the Etihad Stadium on April 7. Crystal Palace are at home to Huddersfield Town on the opening day of the 2017-18 season.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant, Warriors looking to build dynasty

The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years Monday night. Iguodala chipped in with 20 points off the bench and Draymond Green had a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Warriors, who topped 100 points for the 17th straight time in the playoffs.

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