• Hazlewood wrecks New Zealand after Williamson ton
Hazlewood wrecks New Zealand after Williamson ton

Kane Williamson scored a century for New Zealand in their abandoned Champions Trophy game against Australia at Edgbaston. Williamson underscored his status as one of the players to watch in this tournament, easing into his 97-ball innings of exactly 100 before splattering Australia's much-feared pace attack around Edgbaston with an array ...

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  • Arsenal legend tells Arsene Wenger he needs to win the Premier League
Arsenal legend tells Arsene Wenger he needs to win the Premier League

Wenger's future was the subject of intense speculation during the season, with a section of disgruntled fans and pundits calling for the long-serving Frenchman to leave. " Of course we'll try to strengthen our squad to be strong next season , but we want to be faithful to the way we want to play the game". Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov ha...

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  • French Open set for new women's champ
French Open set for new women's champ

None of the eight women's quarterfinalists, including those playing Wednesday, owns a major title. I like Mladenovic to advance to the French Open semifinal. Open. · Get Tennis Channel Plus for Roland Garros to watch 200 live matches from up to five courts, starting with the Qualifying Rounds. - Fourth seed Rafa Nadal marched into the quart...

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  • Sidney Crosby spent Game 6 getting bullied by the Ottawa Senators
Sidney Crosby spent Game 6 getting bullied by the Ottawa Senators

If the Pittsburgh Penguins had cruised past the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 - sending Guy Boucher and Co. home after a second straight rout and easily returning to the Stanley Cup Final - it would not have been too surprising. In many ways, Senators goaltender Craig Anderson stole Game 6 and forced the decisive battle Thursday. That strat...

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  • Champions Trophy Warm-up Match: Bangladesh pacers remove Rohit-Ajinkya cheaply
Champions Trophy Warm-up Match: Bangladesh pacers remove Rohit-Ajinkya cheaply

They have impressed in the build-up to the tournament, beating New Zealand and Ireland in this month's Tri-Nation series. As the high-octane ICC Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan draws closer, veteran India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has picked India as favourites to win.

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  • Arsenal wins FA Cup for a record 13 times
Arsenal wins FA Cup for a record 13 times

With Laurent Koscielny banned and Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi injured, Wenger called on club captain Per Mertesacker to start his first game in 392 days. The reaction from fans going into the new season however could stem on his performance in the transfer window, with a big investment in the squad able to bring optimism to even the biggest #Wen...

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  • How to watch Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem
How to watch Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem

He allowed Djokovic just eight points in the third set - only the ninth 6-0 "bagel" the 12-time major victor has ever conceded. "You have to play the best guys round after round", Thiem said . He made it hard, he has really heavy spin and plays quick. His victory was not quite as simple as Fridays incredible 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 defeat of Nikoloz...

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  • Eden Hazard could miss start of season with broken ankle
Eden Hazard could miss start of season with broken ankle

Hazard returned to the height of his powers in the 2016/17 season after ghosting his way through the previous campaign, with the Belgian playing in a key part in returning the Premier League title to Stamford Bridge . On the subject of being offered a new deal by Chelsea , he continued: "They haven't offered me anything yet, but it could happen...

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  • Nadal motors into quarters, Wozniacki tops ex-champ
Nadal motors into quarters, Wozniacki tops ex-champ

Austrian sixth seed Thiem thrashed Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarters for a second straight year. Things did not begin promisingly, but after twice fighting back from a break down in the opening set he pulled away to win 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 6-3.

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  • Djokovic searching for answers as slide continues
Djokovic searching for answers as slide continues

Djokovic said of the world No7 who bamboozled him over two-and-a-quarter hours on Court Suzanne Lenglen with slice and power: "Thiem is one of the up-and-coming rising stars". Since then, though, the highlight for Djokovic was a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. Thiem trails Nadal 4-2 in career meetings but remains the only man to beat the S...

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  • Why do the Golden State Warriors wear No. 42 on their jerseys?
Why do the Golden State Warriors wear No. 42 on their jerseys?

The Warriors have noticed and followed suit. The New York Yankees now have four everyday players age 27 or younger who are all batting over.300 - Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius. OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is blocked by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 o...

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  • Thiem stuns champion Djokovic at French Open
Thiem stuns champion Djokovic at French Open

It's a big challenge but I am up for it", said Djokovic who was also runner-up in Paris in 2012, 2014 and 2015. That Thiem ousted Djokovic wasn't a huge surprise - after all the seventh-ranked Austrian trails only Nadal in match wins in 2017 and is tied for first with the Spaniard in clay-court victories this season.

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  • Ocean Unfriends Team New Zealand In America's Cup
Ocean Unfriends Team New Zealand In America's Cup

However, strong winds forecast for Wednesday mean racing may not go ahead and will give Team NZ and extra 24 hours to fix the boat. "I'm very happy overall to get a point on the board", said Outteridge. But the shore team will have a long night's work to fix the boat in time for Wednesday's two scheduled races. SoftBank Team Japan beat Sweden's...

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  • Ben Ainslie wins place in America's Cup play-offs - but it's no breeze
Ben Ainslie wins place in America's Cup play-offs - but it's no breeze

Earlier on Saturday, the USA crew beat Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup qualifier event, guaranteeing themselves a bonus point when the racing for the cup begins on June 17 in Bermuda. The Kiwis' task was made harder as they were handed a penalty as a result of the pre-start fight which allowed Oracle Team USA to...

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  • Kyle Walker relishing friendly rivalry with Kieran Trippier at Tottenham and England
Kyle Walker relishing friendly rivalry with Kieran Trippier at Tottenham and England

Kyle Walker has insisted that the ongoing speculation over his future at the club is not a distraction. Coming away from club football gives you head space. Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? That puts them head-to-head in a new dressing room but they remain fast friends and teamed up when England were...

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  • America's Cup racing postponed again due to high winds
America's Cup racing postponed again due to high winds

New Zealand had suffered wing failure shortly after entering the Great Sound for their first race of the day. The first team to win five races in each semi-final will go through to the challenger final. SoftBank Team Japan beat Artemis Racing of Sweden twice to take a 3-1 lead in their series. Friday is a spare day, so the schedule could easily b...

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  • Team India will retain Champions Trophy: BCCI acting president
Team India will retain Champions Trophy: BCCI acting president

A former coach of South Africa and Australia, Arthur lamented the fact that his side continue to do the basics wrong. Hoping to learn from his errors as his journey moves along, the 30-year old has urged his team to bounce back in the next match against South Africa.

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Australia-New Zealand tie abandoned due to rain
Champions Trophy 2017: Australia-New Zealand tie abandoned due to rain

The Australian captain was scathing in his assessment of his side's bowling performance. New Zealand: Martin Guptill , Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult .

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  • Exhausted talk: LeBron dunks idea he's worn out guarding Durant
Exhausted talk: LeBron dunks idea he's worn out guarding Durant

And in the first two games, Irving did not have anywhere near the type of two-way impact that James, Durant and Curry had. We got to this point playing our way. The Warriors started to pull away in the third quarter, building a 14-point lead to start the fourth quarter. All of a sudden it was a 10-point game, the crowd was in a frenzy, and Curr...

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  • Justin Thomas finishes tied for fourth in Memorial Tournament
Justin Thomas finishes tied for fourth in Memorial Tournament

Larson failed to pull off a bump-and-run on victor Matt Kenseth previous year that could have sent him to victory lane. Lahiri closed in 65 to jump 25 spots. "I'm taking a guess that he wasn't drinking water like I was all day". "But it's one of those things". The last time a player shot 77 or higher in the third round and won a PGA Tour event ...

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  • Djokovic drops 1st 2 sets against Thiem in Paris
Djokovic drops 1st 2 sets against Thiem in Paris

It would come as a surprise if Thiem doesn't eventually win a Grand Slam title. Otherwise, he lost his No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray and lost in the third round of Wimbledon, the first round of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and the second round of the Australian Open.

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  • Antonio Conte renews interest in Leonardo Bonucci
Antonio Conte renews interest in Leonardo Bonucci

Diego Costa has revealed that Antonio Conte has informed him that he can leave Chelsea this summer. Denmark global Andreas Christensen joined Chelsea from Brondby in 2012, but the centre-back has only made three first-team appearances for the Premier League outfit, the last of which came during the 2014-15 campaign.

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  • Rain denies Australia a win against Bangladesh
Rain denies Australia a win against Bangladesh

Australia plays its final pool match against England at Edgbaston on Saturday. Both David Warner (40 not out) and Aaron Finch (19) showed a lot of intent when the play resumed as they raced to 40 for naught in seven overs before the latter was trapped LBW by Rubel Hossain (1-21).

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  • Michael Vaughan picks his ICC Champions Trophy 2017 dream team
Michael Vaughan picks his ICC Champions Trophy 2017 dream team

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza accepted England were a far better side than the one his team knocked out of the 2015 World Cup but insisted the Tigers had improved too ahead of their Champions Trophy opener. England: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Alex Hales, Liam Pl...

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  • ISIS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12
ISIS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12

The attacks ended after a standoff lasting several hours, during which the gunmen holed up in parliamentary office buildings. The rare attacks were the first claimed by the hardline Sunni Muslim militant group inside the Shi'ite Muslim country.

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  • Five reasons the Warriors won't collapse against the Cavaliers
Five reasons the Warriors won't collapse against the Cavaliers

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers attempts to run past Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California.

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  • Ominous Nadal back on court in Paris
Ominous Nadal back on court in Paris

Paris: Rafael Nadal qualified for the French Open semi-finals for the 10th time on Wednesday after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired with injury while trailing 6-2, 2-0. Novak Djokovic hopes his fledgling partnership Andre Agassi can inspire the Serb back to his very best. Torrential rain forced Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's ...

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  • England eye Australia after making short work of New Zealand
England eye Australia after making short work of New Zealand

England booked their place in the Champions Trophy semi-finals with an 87-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff . New Zealand captain Kane Williamson: " England bowled very, very well". "He's always bowled well against New Zealand ". His departure brought England skipper Eoin Morgan to the crease. "We play our way, and they play t...

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  • Pekka Rinne is 'just living my dream' in the Stanley Cup Final
Pekka Rinne is 'just living my dream' in the Stanley Cup Final

And I thought our guys were sharp from start to finish'. Despite the fact they've carried play for large portions of this series - not allowing a single shot on goal for a 37-minute stretch in Game 1 - the Predators fell behind 2-0 in the series, after the Penguins were able to score eight goals combined against Rinne in Games 1 and 2.

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  • Djokovic, Nadal, Unleash Storm in Paris
Djokovic, Nadal, Unleash Storm in Paris

Granollers didn't make things easy for the Djokovic , whose form has dipped since completing his career Grand Slam in Paris 12 months ago. Djokovic's first match with Andre Agassi as coach could hardly have gone better, although he confirmed later it would be a short first stint.

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  • Kyle Busch wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Dover
Kyle Busch wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Dover

He loved Yarborough's fearlessness and the way the Hall of Fame driver reminded Johnson of his grandfather. Johnson said he wore a commemorative Yarborough helmet at Dover "to honor Cale Yarborough, to help younger fans know the name, know the face".

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  • Barcelona keeping tabs on Christian Eriksen ahead of summer spree
Barcelona keeping tabs on Christian Eriksen ahead of summer spree

However, the Argentine tactician will not be too keen on these quotes, which suggest that if Barcelona come knocking, Eriksen is more than ready to listen. "He also has a high level at Tottenham, where he knows what he must do". That could be in two to three years. "I still have a contract with Tottenham a few more years", Eriksen is quoted as sa...

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