• Sarfraz steers Pakistan into Champions Trophy semis
Sarfraz steers Pakistan into Champions Trophy semis

While Pakistan has replaced leg-spinner Shahdab Khan with pacer Faheem Ashraf , Sri Lanka have brought in Dhananjaya de Silva in place of injured Kusal Perera. And he was missed again, on 40, when substitute Seekkuge Prasanna dropped a far more hard chance running in from deep square leg. De Silva was only called in to the Sri Lanka squad ...

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  • Pittsburgh Penguins - The New Dynasty On Sight?
Pittsburgh Penguins - The New Dynasty On Sight?

When it comes to having his name etched into the Stanley Cup , there isn't a player in the National Hockey League who can touch Penguins winger Chris Kunitz. Despite a concussion during the playoff run , Crosby had 27 points , eight goals and 19 assists , in 24 games. They got away with spare part here and spare part there on the blueli...

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  • An Aussie fond of cheeseheads: Jason Day all in on Wisconsin
An Aussie fond of cheeseheads: Jason Day all in on Wisconsin

Contesting his 16th US Open, world No.12 Scott is also conscious that surgeon-like precision from close range is the most important trait of a US Open victor. It's possible to have a player finish top-10 in fantasy points while not finishing anywhere close to the top-10 in the actual event. Mickelson said a couple weeks ago that he was going to...

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  • Lonzo Ball Reportedly Out Of Shape For Lakers Workout
Lonzo Ball Reportedly Out Of Shape For Lakers Workout

I can put the ball on the floor and make plays for other guys, find guys when they're open. So, it's one workout. De'Aaron Fox worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers today. Fox interview will blow them away. They are absolutely far away from contending for another immediate National Basketball Association title. The 6'4 guard showed off killer...

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  • NBA Championships: Golden State Warriors ride Durant to beat LeBron James' Cavaliers
NBA Championships: Golden State Warriors ride Durant to beat LeBron James' Cavaliers

When the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season began, the Warriors were a prohibitive favorite to win the title after adding former MVP free-agent Kevin Durant to a cast that already included two-time MVP Stephen Curry and All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green .

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  • Waterloo Region sees big increase in reported hate crimes
Waterloo Region sees big increase in reported hate crimes

Police-reported hate crimes targeting the Muslim population increased from 99 incidents in 2014 to 159 incidents in 2015, an increase of 61%. Toronto police Det. In Ontario, which historically records close to half of the total number of hate crimes in Canada, fewer crimes motivated against the Jewish religion and against the black population saw...

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  • America's Cup: Team New Zealand into challenger final
America's Cup: Team New Zealand into challenger final

For Ainslie and his team, they were ultimately beaten by Emirates Team New Zealand twice on Thursday, sealing their fate 5-2 and leaving them heading back to Britain without the America's Cup they were so determined to take home. While SoftBank Team Japan is new to the America's Cup, Artemis Racing is one of the most established teams, back...

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  • Australia suffer 4-0 rout by Brazil before Confederations Cup
Australia suffer 4-0 rout by Brazil before Confederations Cup

Australia clearly didn't get the memo after they managed to concede just 12 seconds after starting their friendly against the South American giants - who were captained by Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho . After the first 28 minutes, Brazil had 78% possession. Diego Souza scored the first of his brace just 10 seconds into the first hal...

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  • Andy Murray 'fired up' by 'strange' time violation at French Open
Andy Murray 'fired up' by 'strange' time violation at French Open

However, Murray, described as the real no 1 by fourth round opponent Juan Del Potro , bounced back by taking the second set easily and stormed through a third-set tie-break before finishing off a tiring Nishikori to seal a fourth successive semi-final appearance in Paris.

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  • LeBron's NBA Finals triple double history doesn't ease loss
LeBron's NBA Finals triple double history doesn't ease loss

First he lit up a cigar on NBC Sports Bay Area. Q: Who was the person who inspired you the most during your career and who do you dedicate this victory to? "The toughest challenge was to come in here and see how I can help Steph get better, see how I can help Klay get better, Draymond, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala , JaVale McGee , the w...

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  • Golden State defeat Cleveland Cavaliers to claim National Basketball Association crown
Golden State defeat Cleveland Cavaliers to claim National Basketball Association crown

He was determined "to be myself". "She's seen me as a kid putting in work". "You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he said. The 1965 Boston Celtics set an National Basketball Association record with 62 victories but barely held off the Philadelphia 76ers in a thrilling seven-game Eastern Conference finals (" Havlicek stole the ball! ").

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  • Steve Stricker proud of his Wisconsin grit to get into US Open
Steve Stricker proud of his Wisconsin grit to get into US Open

Among those tested will be Scott Harvey of Greensboro, the 39-year-old property manager ranked as the No. 1 Mid-Amateur player in the world. The US Open has always been the Major with the hardest and fairest set-up. I have no problem with that and think that Erin Hills looks a superb course. Love was the first alternate in U.S. Open sectional q...

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  • Steve Kerr knew that Kevin Durant's addition would work
Steve Kerr knew that Kevin Durant's addition would work

Durant, the MVP of the Finals, had 39 points, and Curry added 34 for the Warriors, who captured the best-of-seven series 4-1 against the defending champions. "I have no reason to put my head down", James said. Before the final game of the series, debate raged about whether Durant or James was the best player on the court.

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  • Warriors top Cavaliers for second title in three years
Warriors top Cavaliers for second title in three years

Steve Kerr's team were haunted by their blowing of a 3-1 lead in the finals past year as a LeBron James-inspired Cavaliers fought back to win the series in Oakland in game seven. "To see his passion and to feel his passion all year and then to be able to have him lead us these last games was unbelievable". "I'm proud of you, son", she sa...

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  • Thierry Henry: 'Everyone at Arsenal is waiting for Premier League title'
Thierry Henry: 'Everyone at Arsenal is waiting for Premier League title'

Nine wins from their final 10 matches saw the Gunners turn what looked like a disappointing season into a somewhat positive one with Saturday's FA Cup success moving Arsenal ahead of Manchester United as the most successful team in the competition's history.

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  • Milwaukee Brewers Bat Boy Interferes With Wilmer Flores on Play
Milwaukee Brewers Bat Boy Interferes With Wilmer Flores on Play

AP Baseball Writers Ben Walker and Ronald Blum in NY contributed. Mr. Met was unveiled in 1963 before making his debut April 17, 1964, and was MLB's first "modern live-action mascot" according to the Mets' website. A Mets official assured the AP that the one who donned Wednesday would not be doing so again and has been let go. DON'T D...

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  • Warriors fans celebrate National Basketball Association title with rowdy street party
Warriors fans celebrate National Basketball Association title with rowdy street party

Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them past year, squandering a 3-1 series lead. "I just had to trust in it, we were really good tonight", Durant said in a post-game interview. He finished strongly, though, putting up an National Basketball Association record third triple-double in an elimination game in Game 4 to f...

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  • Mark Dantonio wants Michigan State to find center again after charges
Mark Dantonio wants Michigan State to find center again after charges

Corley and the 20-year-old Vance are charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. "We are alleging that on the night of January 16, those three persons sexually assaulted a woman in an East Lansing apartment on campus". The investigation found no evidence that Dantonio violated school policy on handling sexual misconduct and the firm...

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  • Lordy: Secret Service says it doesn't have any White House tapes
Lordy: Secret Service says it doesn't have any White House tapes

When he tells you to do something, guess what, there's no ambiguity in it. Comey testified yesterday, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", indicating that such evidence would corroborate his recollection of Trump's incriminating statements . Trump later said it was because of the FBI's probe into Russian meddling in last year's election and the countr...

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  • Cars towed, citations issued after Warriors win
Cars towed, citations issued after Warriors win

Brown acted as interim coach of the Warriors for most of the playoffs so him getting a ring isn't particularly surprising or interesting - this isn't the first championship ring he's won as an assistant, after all. "They're going to be around for a while". "Pretty much all of their big-name guys are in their 20s", the Cavs' James said, "and they...

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  • Curry, Warriors not looking to repeat history in Game 5
Curry, Warriors not looking to repeat history in Game 5

Smith: They played great. The Cavs shot 62.5 percent from the floor in the first before combining for 16 fouls and 12 turnovers as a team the whole game. It was an unmitigated disaster, though Cleveland went on to win anyway and avoid elimination. "They don't just lay down and die", Durant said . Thompson had 10 alone in Game 4, including four o...

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  • Sarfraz the hero as Pakistan squeeze into Champions Trophy semis
Sarfraz the hero as Pakistan squeeze into Champions Trophy semis

Arthur said a scrappy win over Sri Lanka would do wonders for his side, saying: "When you win ugly, you learn a lot about the team". Luck also helped the underdogs a big time as their first clash against Australia was washed off and they had to share the points.

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  • Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest
Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest

In France , millions have been voting in the first round of elections for the National Assembly . Former prime minister Alain Juppe of the rightwing Republicans said the mass stayaway by voters was a sign of "deep malaise" in the electorate and that a clean sweep by Macron would be bad for democracy.

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  • Doubts over my future drove me on, says Nadal
Doubts over my future drove me on, says Nadal

Sport is a sweaty business, and playing sustained tennis at the level that Rafael Nadal does, day after day, generating power every serve, requires energy. I've been working a lot to be where I am today. "I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I have added Paul Annacone to our existing coaching staff to help during the grass-court...

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  • How Draymond Green Helped Make Kevin Durant's Move to Golden State Happen
How Draymond Green Helped Make Kevin Durant's Move to Golden State Happen

It's going to be one of those "go back to the drawing board" offseasons, because the Cavs can't win a title against the Warriors the way they're now constructed. Kevin Durant scored 31 points for the Warriors, who have the opportunity on Friday to become the first team to go unbeaten en route to a title. And James has once again been criticize...

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  • Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks despite face slap from Warriors' Kevin Durant
Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks despite face slap from Warriors' Kevin Durant

Durant was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals on Monday after claiming an elusive NBA championship over the Cleveland Cavaliers . 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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  • Australia v Bangladesh Match Preview
Australia v Bangladesh Match Preview

The Australian bowlers received a severe thrashing at the hands of New Zealand batsmen in their last match so this time there is some expectation from Bangladesh at the same time this is so now perhaps Australia will be displaying their talents! Regulations state 20 overs must be completed to activate the Duckworth-Lewis method, which...

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  • Golden State Are 2017 NBA Champs, Rout Cavaliers 4-1
Golden State Are 2017 NBA Champs, Rout Cavaliers 4-1

Durant joined the Warriors as a free agent after they failed in the Finals against Cleveland previous year, becoming the first team ever to blow a 3-1 Finals lead. Thompson and West went at each other face to face. Green had sat out this very game a year ago, suspended because of flagrant foul point accumulation after he swiped at James' groi...

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  • Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions
Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

However, they won the goalkicking battle, landing five shots from six while tourists managed three from six. The Highlanders will host the Lions at 7.35 tonight. "I looked at those two penalties against Dan Cole, and I think the first one is a penalty to us". "For some of these guys this will be the biggest rugby day of their careers, a...

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  • De Villiers to lead South Africa in T20 series v England
De Villiers to lead South Africa in T20 series v England

Skipper AB de Villiers (16) and David Miller (1) were sent packing in the 29th and 30th overs, respectively, which saw South Africa reduced to 142/4. India was in a initial shock by loing the wicket of Rohit Sharma when the score was just 23. No one said it's going to be easy. Disciplined Indian bowling bowled out South Africa for 191 ...

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  • Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris
Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris

The Scot, who finished a total of 44 winners and converted 6 of 17 break points, prevailed in the following two sets with 7-5, 6-0, spoiling his Argentine opponent's 100th victory in Grand Slam tournaments. Del Potro was the 2009 U.S. Open champion. Another set point was saved and then Murray, whose drop shots were masterful, extracted the foreha...

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  • Brazil scores after 12 seconds, beats Australia 4-0
Brazil scores after 12 seconds, beats Australia 4-0

Brazil , which did not bring stars Neymar , Marcelo , Dani Alves or Roberto Firmino to Melbourne , still had far too much firepower for the Socceroos . Socceroos head coach Ange Postecoglou sees Australia's friendly with Brazil as good preparation for the Confederations Cup. "And we conceded two from set pieces which we hadn't done for...

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  • Nadal hopes his knees hold up for Wimbledon
Nadal hopes his knees hold up for Wimbledon

The Spaniard won 60% of his points in under four strokes, 72% of his first-serve points and a stunning 74% behind his second serve. "If I feel healthy during Wimbledon , then probably I'm going to have my chances to play well". It's his first Grand Slam in three years and his 15 overall. He was the first man since Mats Wilander in 1982 to win th...

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  • Begovic touts Terry for Bournmouth move
Begovic touts Terry for Bournmouth move

Villa boss Steve Bruce was pictured playing golf with Terry in Portugal last week, and the Championship side have now been installed as second favourites to sign the defender. The Birmingham Mail has reported that Terry and Villa boss Steve Bruce were photographed playing golf together last week in Portugal, with SkyBet now installing th...

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  • Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round
Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round

Other seeded victors were No. 22 Pablo Cuevas, No. 24 Richard Gasquet who defeated Belgian Arthur De Greef in four, No. 28 Fabio Fognini who defeated American Frances Tiafoe 6-0 in the fifth, and No. Rafael Nadal has smoothly negotiated the potential stumbling block presented by Frenchman Benoit Paire on Monday, launching his bid for an unpreced...

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