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Sport No Missouri baseball players selected on Day 2 of the MLB draft
Author: 0 No Missouri baseball players selected on Day 2 of the MLB draft

Quincy Nieporte was the first off the board on Wednesday, picked in the 26th round by the Phillies. The 6-foot, 187-pound Irvington, Ala., native began his junior season as the Golden Eagles' Friday night starting pitcher, but after consecutive rough outings against Rice University and Old Dominion University, his last 10 appearances of the season were out of the bullpen.

Author: 0 Sarfraz steers team to semis

With three points, Bangladesh will be playing their first ever semi-final in an ICC Champions Trophy . England's defeat to the lowest-ranked team in the tournament has to be their inability to cope with the demands of the occasions. However, in a must-win clash against South Africa, India once again produced an impressive performance to put their title defence on track. The left-arm quick took two for 53 and also starred with the bat, making an unbeaten 28 in a match-clinching ...

Author: 0 Blimp crashes at US Open

Enjoying it to a point. Balls that don't hit the unusually large fairways are at risk of being lost in the giant fescue garss that seems to grow exponentially with each time it rains, which it did Monday and Wednesday. "I'm so shocked and so thankful for everyone who chose to come, because it was a last-minute thing and it's expensive". "They were more upset about it than I was".

Author: 0 'England failed to adapt to Cardiff conditions in Champions Trophy'

Sarfraz said that after winning the toss, he thought that restricting England to 260 would be good for Pakistan , but he did not think that Pakistan would bowl England out for 210 or so. It was just the start Pakistan needed and though Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali played and missed countless times at Mark Wood during his opening spell, they stuck around.

Sport Farmer Protests Rage in India's Agricultural Heartland After Police Kill Five Demonstrators
Author: 0 Farmer Protests Rage in India's Agricultural Heartland After Police Kill Five Demonstrators

Scindia said, "There will be several issues in the 2018 Assembly polls in MP and farm loan waiver will be just one of them". As demands for farm-loan waivers grow across Punjab, Haryana, Tamil Nadu , Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh , and Karnataka - after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra wrote off loans worth Rs 36,359 crore and Rs 30,000 crore, respectively - India faces a cumulative loan waiver of Rs 3.1 lakh crore, or 2.6 per cent of its GDP in 2016-17.

Sport HWL semis: Opportunity for youngsters as India face Scotland
Author: 0 HWL semis: Opportunity for youngsters as India face Scotland

Ranked 23rd in FIH rankings team Scotland will take on team India who are ranked 6th in latest FIH rankings. For India , the HWL Semi-Final is a chance to assess their progress and implement new tactics against top teams as being the hosts, they are guaranteed a place in the HWL Final to be held later this year and the 2018 World Cup.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli salutes intense India's demolition job

Kholi's side avoided the embarrassment of an early exit as they survived a do-or-die showdown to advance from Group B in style. With the win, India qualified for the 2nd Semi Final to be played against Bangladesh at Birmingham on June 15.

Author: 0 Phil Mickelson officially withdraws from US Open

The only limitation is how much he can hit balls. More rain is expected Friday and Saturday. The bunkers have been set up as punitive, deep and unforgiving. "We don't finish on many par-5s". "I just hope I end that streak this week", McIlroy said. "But I think it's US Open , they expect our best". "It's a very hard green with the prevailing wind because it's so flat on the green".

Author: 0 Blimp goes down at US Open

Video from spectators posted on social media shows a cloud of smoke and someone in a parachute descending to the course. The shocking scenes were captured on film, in an incident that led to the pilot, miraculously, to be able to climb out of the wreckage.

Sport Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open final against Simona Halep
Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open final against Simona Halep

Trailing 0-3 in the second set and 1-3 in the deciding set, she mentally regrouped in the biggest match of her short career to clamber back on terms. "She was playing an opponent who had experienced the 2014 French Open final and was one win away from becoming world number one, and yet the 20-year-old seemed from the start to have the ability to control the match".

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal wins 10th French Open title

Wawrinka had won his previous three grand slam finals, including victory over Nadal at the Australian Open in 2014 , when the Spaniard was suffering with back problems. Rafael Nadal the victor then, with a tenth French Open crown in just 13 years as the tennis world now turns its collective attention to the grass-court season and Wimbledon .

Sport Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Says 'NFL Has a Patriots Problem'
Author: 0 Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Says 'NFL Has a Patriots Problem'

Rather, he told ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler on Thursday "the National Football League has a Patriots problem ". "They've been a great team, they have a great leader, and they just find a way to win", Shazier said . Well, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier , do they, considering the team's dominances over the last couple decades? When the Steelers returned to the Super Bowl in 2010, losing to the Packers, they were spared a matchup with the Patriots thanks to the Jets upsetting the AFC's ...

Sport Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Says 'NFL Has a Patriots Problem'
Author: 0 Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Says 'NFL Has a Patriots Problem'

Rather, he told ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler on Thursday "the National Football League has a Patriots problem ". "They've been a great team, they have a great leader, and they just find a way to win", Shazier said . Well, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier , do they, considering the team's dominances over the last couple decades? When the Steelers returned to the Super Bowl in 2010, losing to the Packers, they were spared a matchup with the Patriots thanks to the Jets upsetting the AFC's ...

Author: 0 Golfer chooses daughter's graduation over playing in US Open

One social media user said that people parachuted to safety, but a company spokesman said exiting the blimp by parachute is not possible. Sheriff's officials said the pilot was the only one on board the blimp. With a great Masters Tournament already taken place in Augusta in April, let's take a look at the 10 things you'll probably need to know about the 117th US Open heading into this weekend at Erin Hills.

Sport Huddersfield Town Enquire About Manchester City Winger as Potential Summer Transfer
Author: 0 Huddersfield Town Enquire About Manchester City Winger as Potential Summer Transfer

Mooy spent last season on loan with Huddersfield and was a key figure in their promotion-winning side, making 45 Championship appearances. There are also buy-back and sell-on clauses included in the deal. Twenty-six-year-old Mooy is now on global duty with Australia, who are about to tackle the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation. Gab Marcotti provides insight into Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner as the Terriers move up to the Premier League.

Author: 0 Blimp operator: Pilot 'OK' after US Open crash

Aerial video from a television news helicopter shows pieces of the flattened blimp on the field along with charred metal and grass. "I don't know if the wind caught up with him or what". "Then it went behind the trees", Ruediger said. The Sheriff's Office asked the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board to help investigate the cause.

Author: 0 NBA champion Warriors to parade through the streets of Oakland

Superstar Steph Curry made headlines earlier this season when he was asked about Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank saying Trump a "real asset" to the country. Durant is so dedicated to winning multiple championships that he is reportedly considering taking less money from the team in order to free up space to re-sign key reserves like Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala .

Author: 0 Stanley Cup champion Penguins greet raving fans

Fan Kristen Pearce, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, drove down to honor Kessel, a Wisconsin native, and was lucky enough to have him autograph her jersey and her sign, which read, "We drove from Wisconsin to see our Stanley Cup champion!" "We respect the office of the presidency of the United States and what it stands for", Morehouse said.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup notebook: Wilson rejoins Preds lineup

Nashville rolled to a 5-1 win in Game 3 in which the Preds outplayed the Penguins in every area, but Rinne made a series of brilliant saves in the 4-1 Game 4 victory Monday night. The pressure should be on the Penguins because they don't want to head to Nashville to face elimination, but the real pressure is on both teams. Perhaps that's because Crosby realizes how hard it is to even reach the final in consecutive seasons - not done previously since the Penguins and Red Wings in 2008 and ...

Sport Arsenal to play Leicester in opening game of the season
Author: 0 Arsenal to play Leicester in opening game of the season

The Gunners open the second half of the campaign with highest quality New Year's Day fixture , taking on champions Chelsea at the Emirates. The complete set of fixtures for the 2017/18 Premier League season has finally been released, and this year's fixture list has been kind to Arsenal .

Author: 0 Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament; pilot is 'OK'

The bunkers have been set up as punitive, deep and unforgiving. The statement also added that the blimp has nothing to do with the tourney or Fox Sports' broadcast and that no one else was involved. "It's a typical U.S. Open venue where the fact is that you have to hit the fairways". "Rahm appears to be the value of the frontrunners at this year's US Open and BetStars customers can back the youngster to go all the way at 20/1".

Sport French Open roundup from day 10
Author: 0 French Open roundup from day 10

Only Bjorn Borg (1978 and 1980) and Ilie Nastase (1973) have also achieved that feat. Bacsinszky saved a break point in the final game to move into a second semifinal at the French Open in the last three seasons. Quirkily enough, while Bacsinszky turns 28 on Thursday, her opponent Ostapenko turns 20 the same day. "But it's good to be nervous ― it shows that I am not a robot".

Author: 0 Paulina Gretzky, Dustin Johnson welcome son River Jones

Sources tell TMZ Sports Dustin and Wayne Gretzky were both at the hospital for the special moment. At the time though, the name of Gretzky and Johnson's second child was still unknown. The day after his newborn son's birth, Johnson flew to Erin, Wisconsin, site of this year's US Open golf tournament. Although he finished runner-up at the Wells Fargo Championship , he was 12th at The Players and missed the cut at the Memorial.

Sport Golden State Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals

Kevin Durant , who joined the team from the Oklahoma City Thunder before the season, led the way for the Warrriors with 39 points on the night and was named the most valuable player of the National Basketball Association finals. "Still feel like that today", Curry said. "He was incredible all season long". While the Cleveland Cavaliers lost the 2017 NBA Finals , the last three years have been some of the most rewarding and satisfying for their fans.

Author: 0 England v Pakistan: Everything you need to know

However, Pakistan is playing the first Semi-final of Champions Trophy against the host team England . Apart from that, though, Pakistan have chased 250+ just three other times - twice against Sri Lanka and once against Zimbabwe - and have failed in 250+ chases seven times.

Sport Aberdeen boss McInnes turns down Sunderland switch
Author: 0 Aberdeen boss McInnes turns down Sunderland switch

Black Cats chief executive Martin Bain had agreed a £1million compensation package with Aberdeen to talk to their boss. The Dons finished second in the top flight in 2016-17, 30 points behind champions Celtic . "While we have lost players from last season, they will be replaced by signings of similar quality and our first challenge is to reach the group stages of the Europa League after coming so close in each of the last three seasons".

Author: 0 US Open 2017: Phil Mickelson withdraws to attend daughter's graduation

After missing the cut at Memorial earlier this month, Johnson headed to Erin Hills last week to play a practice round on the 7,741-yard par-72 course. Anyone who watched Scheffler at Oakmont past year, or saw him tie for 22nd in 2014 at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson while piling up 17 birdies and a hole-in-one, understands that he has a loftier goal here than making the cut.

Sport Golden State Warriors unanimously decline to visit White House, Donald Trump
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors unanimously decline to visit White House, Donald Trump

The Warriors , who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them previous year after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 16-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. "And I did that from day one, and I just tried to stay with that". The reigning two-time MVP reiterated Wednesday that he stands by his previous comments in response to the hypothetical question about whether he would visit the Trump White House if the ...

Sport AUTO RACING: Blaney grabs 1st career win at Pocono
Author: 0 AUTO RACING: Blaney grabs 1st career win at Pocono

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch aren't about to officially pass the torch to the next generation of drivers. Jones notched a career best third-place finish and Truex put on a gritty showing by coming from the rear of the field to post a sixth-place result.

Sport Betts powers the Red Sox
Author: 0 Betts powers the Red Sox

Dustin Pedroia, who had an RBI single in the 11th inning of Monday's 6-5 win, has recorded four consecutive multi-hit efforts and collected four RBIs and five runs scored in that stretch. Over his first 1,883 major-league plate appearances, Betts has posted a.300/.356/.500 slash line with 65 homers and 65 steals. He's batting.375 over that span.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson hopes timing is right for another US Open title

This is hard to explain, but after walking most of the 18 holes here, it doesn't have the feel of a major course or setup. "We're at a bomber's paradise, and the best player in the world is the bomber", unusual said. Open has gone down and the aircraft's operator says he doesn't know if the pilot is alive. Last year, victor Dustin Johnson's ball moved on the fifth hole of the final round.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh hosts parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

Eastern time. For the second time in as many years, downtown Pittsburgh will be jam packed as they prepare to honor their heroes of the ice. Yup, we all get it, buddy. "They actually didn't have a parade then", Schaffer said. He now owns three Stanley Cup championships. The guy had averaged 1.32 points per game during the regular season throughout his career, winning two Stanley Cups , two Hart Trophies as regular season MVP, and one Conn Smythe trophy as postseason MVP.

Author: 0 Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mother, opens up about sacrifice

Following the report the team said in a statement that any decision not to visit the president would be premature, since they have not yet been invited to the White House. The announcement that Curry still wouldn't want to go to the White House received the expected online response, continuing a conversation that started after the Warriors had won the championship.

Sport Murray registers 650th match win to enter quarters
Author: 0 Murray registers 650th match win to enter quarters

I think he's probably a bit less confident, a bit more hesitant. Nishikori said: "We have been playing so many times. At the same time he was raising his level, so it was tough to play in the end". Three days in a row. But I'm sure it's going to be OK. "I'm the odd one out in the semis, but hopefully, I can keep it up". Murray, knows Nishikori will represent his biggest test so far.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors win fifth NBA title

None of that was an issue for the Warriors as Durant has been called an unselfish player whose only desire was to do whatever is in the best interests of his team . The win spelled redemption for the Warriors , who brought forward Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense.

Author: 0 Johnson on course, opens with a par

The timing of the US Open this year in Wisconsin has clashed with one of his daughters' high school graduation in California and there won't be enough time to get to the Erin Hills course. "So that's what my job is this week". The world number one won three tournaments in succession earlier this year - including back-to-back World Golf Championship events - before a back injury forced him to withdraw from the Masters .

Author: 0 SC Rep. Jeff Duncan Safe after Baseball Game Shooting

It's a tragedy of what happened beyond belief, but really and truly it is just a game ... U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) has released a statement about today's shooting in Washington, D.C . "By the end of the day, we'll probably know more". Duncan, a strong advocate of the Second Amendment, said bringing a firearm to work "is not something I'm thinking about".

Sport Owen Farrell a doubt for first Lions Test after suffering quad injury
Author: 0 Owen Farrell a doubt for first Lions Test after suffering quad injury

But if the initial team Gatland announced on Thursday is his test lineup, it contained some surprises. The Welsh flanker scored a try in Tuesday's loss to the Otago Highlanders but will be hoping for plenty of gametime to impress in Rotorua on Saturday given the back row talent coach Warren Gatland has available to him.

Sport Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin
Author: 0 Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin

He was selected in the third round of the 1998 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. The $4.5 million remaining on Beauchemin's contract will still count toward the team's salary cap because he was 35 when he signed a three-year, $13.5 million deal on July 1, 2015.

Author: 0 Michigan health chief charged in Flint water probe

Skidmore was described as a "family man" with three sons, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He died from Legionnaires' disease in December 2015. Several Michigan health officials charged with manslaughter over the Flint water crisis . Health department officials released a statement from Gov.

Sport Sidney Crosby's hometown to get another taste of Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby's hometown to get another taste of Stanley Cup

This championship season for the Penguins lacked some of the drama from a year ago, but it was far from a slam dunk. They got away with spare part here and spare part there on the blueline and that by itself is extraordinary by today's standards of what constitutes a championship team.

Author: 0 Kabul Funeral Blasts Kill At Least 20

Three blasts reported at the cemetery in the Khair Khana district, where people gathered for the funeral of a man named locally as Salim Ezadyar, the son of a senior Afghan politician, media reports said. "Any government attempt to disrupt our fair and just demonstration will show their complicity with terrorist groups and the perpetrators of Wednesday's attack", said Asif Ashna, a spokesman for the protesters.

Author: 0 Pakistan outclass England to reach final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

But then again, Pakistan have never believed in logic or sticking to the record books and so it turned out as they beat England by eight wickets at Cardiff to book their final berth. But his opposite number, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, had no complaints over the playing surface. "Now we are in the final", he said. But Ahmed wasn't taking anything away from his bowlers' performance on Wednesday.

Sport Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach
Author: 0 Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach

Scoring 338 goals and 1,232 points with multiple 20-or-more goal seasons and even a 31-goal year in his sophomore season, Housley knows what it takes to be successful in the National Hockey League. Housley was hired on Thursday and takes over for Dan Bylsma , who was sacked along with general manager Tim Murray in April. He also was the head coach when Team USA won gold at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship and was an assistant for Team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo has 'full confidence' of Real Madrid after tax fraud charge

They further stated that Ronaldo has shown a clear resolve to fulfil all his tax obligations. Earlier on Tuesday, Prosecutors in Madrid filed a complaint to a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon that accused the four-time Ballon d'Or victor of a "voluntary" and " conscious " breach of his tax obligations.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017 | India vs Bangladesh match predictions

It was an innings that helped take the India skipper back to number one in the ICC ODI batting rankings. "But both teams will try their best and pressure, I think that if you take it as a semi-final, the pressure will be going very hard, but if you think it's just another match the pressure will come a lot easier.

Sport Lightning acquire Sergachev from Canadiens for Drouin
Author: 0 Lightning acquire Sergachev from Canadiens for Drouin

Sergachev + a cond. The 22-year-old winger tallied a career-high 53 points in 73 games, and his 21 goals ranked second on the team behind Nikita Kucherov's 40. The Nizhnekamsk, Russia native recently won the 2017 Memorial Cup as a member of the Spitfires. He played in four National Hockey League games, and did not register a point.

Sport Ruthless India cruise into semi-finals
Author: 0 Ruthless India cruise into semi-finals

South Africa captain AB de Villiers was in defiant mood after his team suffered a humiliating eight-wicket loss to India on Sunday which ended their Champions Trophy campaign and enhanced their long-held reputation as "chokers" in big matches.

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