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Sport Twins draft high school shortstop Lewis at No. 1
Author: 0 Twins draft high school shortstop Lewis at No. 1

Weeks before the draft, a report emerged suggesting the Twins would not take flame-throwing high school pitcher Hunter Greene with the No. 1 overall pick. 1 overall selection for the third time in franchise history, are expected to sign Lewis for under the slot value of $7,770,700, which they can use on later picks, especially considering they also have the Nos.

Author: 0 Failure to adapt to conditions was England's downfall, says Eoin Morgan

But the real damage was done when England collapsed to 211 all out after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss on a used pitch that played more like a sub-continental surface than a British one. I don´t think we were simply used to it. 8 Three-wicket hauls by Hasan in 20 ODIs, including three in his last three games - 3 for 24 against South Africa , 3 for 43 against Sri Lanka and 3 for 35 in this match.

Sport India 319-3 vs Pakistan in rain-hit Champions Trophy match
Author: 0 India 319-3 vs Pakistan in rain-hit Champions Trophy match

Riding on half-centuries from Rohit Sharma (91), Shikhar Dhawan (68), Virat Kohli (81*) and Yuvraj Singh (53), India posted a huge total of 319/3 from their quota of 48 overs in a rain curtailed match. Millions of supporters watched the game as teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston . In the Champions Trophy , India was once again conquered by Pakistan .

Author: 0 Blimp Crashes, Bursts Into Flames Near US Open in Milwaukee

CBS News said the advertising firm AirSign was operating the blimp when it crashed. Maynard told The Associated Press that the pilot was the only person on board the craft. The blimp was taking aerial shots of the course. If the reports the crew parachuted out are true (crash witnesses can be unreliable), it's fortuitous planning.

Sport Real Madrid must decide on Morata bid
Author: 0 Real Madrid must decide on Morata bid

Jose Mourinho will only move for Monaco star Fabinho if he is unable to lure Eric Dier or Nemanja Matic over to Manchester United , according to The Sun . "I can not tell [if an agreement is close], we'll see". Morata and his girlfriend, model Alice Campello, are getting married on Friday in Venice, with Vazquez and partner Macarena due to tie the knot the next day in Majadahonda.

Author: 0 Edgbaston to Cardiff too much of an ask to adjust to - Morgan

Flamboyant Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh , who prepares to make his 300th ODI appearance in his side?s Champions Trophy semi-final clash against Bangladesh , on Wednesday said that it is a big achievement for him, adding, the team is much more important for him than any of his personal landmark.

Sport Chelsea to host Burnley in EPL opener
Author: 0 Chelsea to host Burnley in EPL opener

With club football just under two months away, fans will understandably hold onto any Premier League action they can. City will be squaring off against Arsenal , Manchester United , Chelsea and Liverpool during the first six rounds of the upcoming Premier League campaign and the run is certainly a very hard one for the Foxes, who endured a torrid start last season .

Author: 0 More twists and surprise to come in Champions Trophy?

It should stay the same. Although the odds for today's contest are heavily in India's favour, the last four games between India and Bangladesh have seen both teams win two matches each. The winners will play Pakistan in Sunday's final at The Oval in London. " Bangladesh is a very unsafe side on their day and everyone realises that".

Author: 0 India Will Keep Team Unchanged for Champions Trophy Semifinals

Root fell when well set after an edged cut off leg-spinner Shadab Khan was well held by wicket-keeper Sarfraz. They defeated New Zealand and shared points with Australia in a rain-affected match . " Pakistan have played the ideal game - they're peaking at the flawless time ". Every partnership we had started behind the rate, which put us under the pump a little bit, and none of our batsmen seemed to get away.

Author: 0 India set to be unchanged for Champions Trophy semifinals

Now India are returning to an Edgbaston ground where they launched their title-defence with a 124-run hammering of arch-rivals Pakistan . Not to forget, they also registered series wins against India , South Africa , Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan that helped them to qualify for the tournament.

Sport Proud papa Johnson poised to defend US Open title
Author: 0 Proud papa Johnson poised to defend US Open title

Johnson , who missed the Masters after hurting his back, failed to make the halfway cut at the Memorial tournament last week while McIlroy has not played in almost a month, since reporting back problems at The Players Championship. "I'm sure if he plans on not coming he will give us plenty of notice, because it's a 3½-hour flight from San Diego". "Why not? It's going to be soft".

Author: 0 Kohli promises no let-up from India in Champions Trophy Bangladesh semi

Confident India will take on Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the ongoing Champions Trophy here at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham on Thursday. This time when India has geared up to face Bangladesh on semifinal, the Bangladesh fans have shown disregard to our Indian tri-colour flag on social media by draping it around a dog.

Sport Pressure is on India not Bangladesh: Ashraful, Bashar
Author: 0 Pressure is on India not Bangladesh: Ashraful, Bashar

A quarter-final appearance in the World Cup was the biggest achievement for the side on the world stage and that game, incidentally, was also against India in 2015. "No one can take their opposition for granted and Bangladesh have taken huge strides", Kohli said. It was 0-46 after 10 overs against both Pakistan and Sri Lanka in its Group matches, then 1-37 off 10 against South Africa .

Author: 0 Pakistan Semi-final win in pictures

Pakistan , thus, became first finalists of the 50-over ICC event and they will face the winners of semi-final 2, scheduled to be held between India and Bangladesh . 5000 + - Runs for Morgan in ODIs for England . "We certainly weren't over-confident", he said. They beat New Zealand in one of the greatest run-chases in Champions Trophy history after being down in the dumps at 33/4.

Author: 0 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko upsets No. 11-seed Caroline Wozniacki

Bacsinszky will turn 28, while the outrageously talented Ostapenko will turn 20 on a red-letter day for women's tennis . Ostapenko broke her serve in the fifth game, going on to win the final five games to become the first Latvian women to reach a Grand Slam semi-final in the Open Era.

Sport Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26
Author: 0 Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

Conor McGregor will be coming to town in the near future". After months of negotiations, the two prolific fighters have agreed to square off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas , NV. The bad blood between the two is definitely a thing to watch out for as this fight's hype was built from amid trash-talks and heated exchange of words.

Author: 0 Pakistan knocks England out, reaches final

The India Vs Bangladesh , ICC Champions Trophy 2017 2nd semi-final match will be played at Edgbaston , Birmingham. It seemed Pakistani batsmen were batting on a different pitch during the chase as they cruised to complete the target in 37.1 overs, after openers Azhar Ali (76 off 100) and Fakhar Zaman (57 off 58) provided a flawless start.

Sport Land Rover Bar Move Closer To America's Cup Final
Author: 0 Land Rover Bar Move Closer To America's Cup Final

The victor of each first-to-five semi-final progresses to the challenger final and whoever wins that will take on Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Match starting on June 17. We may have bowed out of the competition and ultimately failed to bring the America's Cup home but we knew it was going to be incredibly tough. The delay gave the Kiwis, the hard-luck losers in the 2013 America's Cup, another day to fix their boat.

Author: 0 Kohli: 'We're certainly not taking anything for granted'

Bangladesh is the TAB's $5 rank outsider in its semi-final against India tonight, but such is the unpredictable nature of 50-over cricket that the price looks generous. We have played a lot of games against them after that - in the Asia Cup , in the T20 World Cup and of course the home series that we have won. I think Bangladesh have been doing really well in the tournament .

Sport Leeds appoint former APOEL coach Christiansen as new manager
Author: 0 Leeds appoint former APOEL coach Christiansen as new manager

Leeds have confirmed the appointment of Thomas Christiansen as their new head coach. He guided that club to the title in Cyprus last season, as well as the last-16 of the Europa League and will take charge of a Leeds side that were in the race for the promotion playoffs for much of the season, missing out in the final weeks of the campaign.

Sport Manchester United make Sweden defender Victor Lindelof first summer signing
Author: 0 Manchester United make Sweden defender Victor Lindelof first summer signing

A report claims that Arsenal are interested in signing Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling in this summer's transfer window. I really enjoyed the time spent at Benfica. Lindelof joins United's defensive stocks alongside the likes of Eric Bailly , Phil Jones , Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling , although some of those players have uncertain futures at the club.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy semifinal: India elect to field against Bangladesh

But nonetheless, we must appreciate the efforts of Bangladesh putting up gutsy fight against New Zealand and clinching series away from them. He's been a total match-winner for India , won so many big tournaments in big cities, and this is just a testimony to the kind of talent he possesses.

Author: 0 CT 2017: India aim to dominate Bangladesh in semis

They will also be wary of the fact that they pushed the Indian team in their last two meetings in an ICC tournament - 2015 World Cup and 2016 World T20. Virat Kohli's men, so far, have been clinical on all fronts - batting, bowling, fielding; their only weakness (as has been the case historically) was their lacklustre bowling display against Sri Lanka.

Author: 0 Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh

Few fancied Pakistan to overturn the hosts in Wednesday's first semi-final, but a convincing eight-wicket win confounded the doubters and gave Bangladesh added hope of a second upset in as many days. Shikhar Dhawan: There is something about Champions Trophy and ODIs in England. While defending champions India have done well so far, they haven't appeared invincible.

Author: 0 India v Bangladesh: Kohli to tame Tigers and put India in final

Wickets then fell in quick succession for the Bangladesh team, with India captain Virat Kohli taking a catch of Mushfiqur and becoming a gif on social media. England then beat Australia and let Bangladesh into the semifinal with the host. "That is the lovely thing about playing here, it challenges you as a batsman", he added.

Author: 0 England go down to 10 men France

The decision led to on-field bemusement that was echoed by the home support, highlighting some of the issues that need ironing out in the system being trialled by Federation Internationale de Football Association. France were rattled briefly but soon took advantage of their opponents' lack of ruthlessness, which will need to be rectified by Southgate if they are to have any hope of success in Russian Federation next year.

Sport Lions acquire OT Robinson from Rams and sign OT Kouandjio
Author: 0 Lions acquire OT Robinson from Rams and sign OT Kouandjio

The franchise also signed Cyrus Kouandjio , whom the team had brought in for a workout last week. The Rams traded Robinson to the Lions on Thursday for a sixth-round pick, adding some insurance for the injured Taylor Decker . His frequent foibles saw him the most penalized player in the National Football League over the last two seasons. It has been a tumultuous offseason for Kouandjio.

Author: 0 Phil Mickelson withdraws from the US Open after attending his daughter's graduation

First alternate Roberto Diaz has to be prepared to play in Thursday's first tee time (6:45 a.m. CT) in the event any of the 155 players besides Mickelson can't go, because of injury, illness or something else. It will be yet another U.S. Open-less year for Lefty, who needs to win this major to complete the career grand slam. The last time Mickelson finished second at the U.S.

Sport Rafael Nadal wins record 10th title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal wins record 10th title

For the second time in a row, the most important match at the most important clay-court tournament was being contested without him. "Nadal missed seven months of action between 2012 and 2013 due to a left knee injury and then a stomach virus".

Author: 0 Oakland plans parade for Warriors as 2018 expectations soar

While some of the players on the team will be celebrating their second championship, many are experiencing it for the first time, including Finals MVP Kevin Durant . Curry responded, "I agree with that description if you remove the "et" from asset". Several media outlets, including CNBC and the New York Daily News , reported that the Warriors plan to skip the visit per a unanimous team vote.

Author: 0 Stars want to keep Warriors together

We were really good tonight". The Warriors prevailed with a score of 129-120 at Oracle Arena in Oakland , California, bringing the Larry O'Brien Trophy back to the Bay Area for the second time in three years. When asked about Golden State's dominance, James added: "They're going to be around for a while. But we prevailed, we're champions and it's unbelievable doing it on our home floor".

Author: 0 Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

Kevin Durant dominated 2017 playoffs, and results came. "I have no reason to look back at what I could have done or what I shouldn't have done or what I could have done better for the team". "He was incredible all season long. He had an incredible series, just dominated", Kerr said. The different kind of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship winning teams, we don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year.

Sport Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to book final spot
Author: 0 Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to book final spot

Ostapenko, ranked 47 in the world, will now play Romania's Simona Halep in the final. Returning to the court as a 20-year-old, she has broken new ground today as the first unseeded player to reach the French Open final since Slovenia's Mimi Jausovec in 1983.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India Vs Pakistan Final? Fans Already Predicting One

We know what Bangladesh can do. Indeed, its presence in the last four is already a triumph for no Bangladesh side has made it this far in a major tournament . The fact that only Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar , Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly , have managed to last as long, among Indian players, is testament to the manner in which Yuvraj has stamped his class on this format.

Author: 0 Gareth Southgate chastises England over France loss

Despite being down to ten men, France continue to dominate the game and they finally got their victor through Ousmane Dembele in the 78minute of the game. "We got back in it at 2-2 and they'd had a man sent-off and we were looking to capitalise but unfortunately it didn't quite happen, so it's frustrating from that point of view".

Author: 0 England thrash New Zealand to surge into semis

And Williamson said: "I'm just going to avoid the umpires for a couple of days, see if they can track me down". But Root, who had made a century in England's opening win over Bangladesh, played immaculately, sharing a fourth-wicket stand of 54 with Ben Stokes before bottom-edging Corey Anderson on to his stumps.

Author: 0 Golden rule: Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5, clinch championship

Beating Cleveland two out of three in the first rivalry to be featured in three consecutive finals didn't hurt the sense of drama the Warriors aroused all season. Which all set the stage for yesterday's home victory, the first of the club's five titles won in front of loyal San Francisco Bay area supporters. The alternative, just figuring nothing matters because they can't compete for a title anytime soon (a rings-or-bust mindset that in part drove this Durant-Warriors thing), seems about as ...

Sport 'Tigers can win semi if....'
Author: 0 'Tigers can win semi if....'

It's the fight for the berth in final as Pakistan has already confirmed their place in final as they defeated England in first semi-final and now, India will eye to reach the finals by beating Bangladesh . "It could be tough, but the truth is we will have to adjust to playing on it no matter what shape it is in". The pitch too suits our game and the crowd support is tremendous which lifts us to do well.

Sport South African coach praises the 'dangerous' Pakistan
Author: 0 South African coach praises the 'dangerous' Pakistan

Pakistan: Sarfraz Khan (C), 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. The playing XI that was selected against India barely competed, and that can not happen again, if Pakistan are to keep their hopes of making the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy intact.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India strike in first over

There have been some dark days since then: The Tigers went almost five years (May 1999-March 2004) without a victory in one-day cricket , a run that took in 45 losses. When they weren't swinging it, Junaid and Hasan were taking the pace off, bowling cutters or nailing yorkers. India registered wins over Pakistan and South Africa which allowed them to claim the top position in Group B despite a defeat to Sri Lanka while Bangladesh , greatly aided by the no result against Australia , ...

Author: 0 Morgan unbowed as befuddled England fluff their lines

India will play Bangladesh in the second semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday. Hasan Ali bowls with great zest and took three for 35 to become the tournament's leading wicket-taker. But within touching distance of a first global 50-over title after three victories in the group stage, they crumbled limply to 211 all out and the bowlers failed to fire as Pakistan strolled to their target with almost 13 overs to spare.

Author: 0 Confident India face Bangladesh in Champions Trophy semi-final

He can be seen working at a pizza place in Karachi. Kohli had entered the tournament 22 points behind the then number-one ranked AB de Villiers of South Africa (who had been No.1 since 25 February 2017) and 19 points behind Australia's David Warner.

Sport Warburton returns to Lions lineup for Highlanders match
Author: 0 Warburton returns to Lions lineup for Highlanders match

It's about numbers on feet and covering space. "I'm still looking for defensive leaders", said Farrell, laying down the gauntlet to his squad. The Lions have made a statement that they are going to be competitive come Test match time and that's critical for our great game.

Sport Rafael Nadal Wins Historic 10th French Open Title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Wins Historic 10th French Open Title

This title, an unprecedented 10th at a single grand slam in the professional era, was arguably the most impressive of his 15 though as it arrived three injury-plagued years after the last one, without dropping a set and conceding only 35 games in seven matches.

Sport Lions hopeful over Davies fitness for first Test
Author: 0 Lions hopeful over Davies fitness for first Test

If he's not involved in the first test because of the performances on Saturday night he will fully understand that". Jonathan Joseph, Tommy Seymour and captain Sam Warburton all ran in tries for the often-threatening Lions , but the tourists were undone late on as the hosts prevailed thanks to a late penalty.

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