• Champions Trophy: New Zealand v Bangladesh
Champions Trophy: New Zealand v Bangladesh

Chasing a target of 267 runs in a must-win clash, Bangladesh made what could be described as a worst start to their innings as they lost their first four wickets-Tamim Iqbal (0), Soumya Sarkar (three), Sabbir Rahman (eight), Mushfiqur Rahim (14)- inside 33 runs.

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  • Penguins put Predators in Pekka trouble: Arthur
Penguins put Predators in Pekka trouble: Arthur

Ten seconds into the third period, Guentzel - who delivered the game-winner in Game 1 - notched his second of the game. In Game 1 , the Penguins had gone 37 minutes - including the entire second period - without a shot. "We talked a lot about elevating our play", said centre Matt Cullen . But in Monday's opener, Pittsburgh scored three go...

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  • Sebastian Vettel 'not so happy' with final qualifying lap
Sebastian Vettel 'not so happy' with final qualifying lap

It was a sexy lap. "I owe it all to them". After qualifying, Hamilton was presented in front of thousands of cheering fans with one of Senna's race-worn helmets - a gesture from the Brazilian driver's family that left him moved and momentarily stunned.

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  • Tapwrit hangs on to win Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit hangs on to win Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit was given a ground-saving ride on the rail in third by Ortiz, and it made the difference in the final 150 metres as Tapwrit went on to give sire Tapit a third Belmont win in four years. At the public's second choice at odds of more than 5-1, Tapwrit was good for... Irish War Cry, who pressed the early pace at Churchill Downs on May 6 and ...

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  • Sir Ben Ainslie's team bounce back to secure America's Cup play-off place
Sir Ben Ainslie's team bounce back to secure America's Cup play-off place

That heavy defeat put more pressure on the clash with France - who had lost to SoftBank Team Japan by nearly six minutes in the day's opening race - but Britain crossed the finish line just ahead of their opponents to avenge Monday's defeat .

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  • Predators leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh
Predators leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

He stuck with Murray, reunited Sheary with Crosby and Jake Guentzel , and stressed his team needed to play with urgency but not desperation after the Predators rallied to tie the series by outscoring the Penguins 9-2 during two wins in Nashville.

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  • Stanley Cup Finals: Evgeni Malkin snipe gives Penguins 3-0 lead
Stanley Cup Finals: Evgeni Malkin snipe gives Penguins 3-0 lead

Stanley is the symbol of how coach Peter Laviolette wanted his Predators to play this season. Justin Schultz , Bryan Rust , Conor Sheary and Ron Hainsey also found the back of the net in the decisive win and Matt Murray pitched a 24-save shutout, his third career in the playoffs.

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  • America's Cup 2017: Wednesday's Semi-Finals Postponed Because Of High Winds
America's Cup 2017: Wednesday's Semi-Finals Postponed Because Of High Winds

Burling didn't think Artemis would be ahead 2-1 if Outteridge hadn't gone into the drink, saying the team's cycling grinders were still on top of their game. Artemis Racing's billionaire backer Torbjorn Tornqvist leapt aboard the state-of-the art blue and yellow catamaran to congratulate Outteridge and the six-man crew following their deciding win...

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  • Power wins wild IndyCar race at Texas under caution
Power wins wild IndyCar race at Texas under caution

Tony Kanaan was Honda's top finishing driver in 2nd place. Scott Dixon (9), of New Zealand, leads Mikhail Aleshin (7), of Russian Federation, out of Turn 4 during an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas.

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  • Charges against catfish-thrower may have been too harsh, Pittsburgh mayor says
Charges against catfish-thrower may have been too harsh, Pittsburgh mayor says

Pekka Rinne closed his eyes and went back to a happy place. Even when they had a power-play advantage, the Pens generated little against a Preds penalty kill - 0 for 5 through two periods with only two shots - that's been excellent throughout the playoffs.

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  • Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title
Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

Open champion past year. It seems rather likely that the 18-time Grand Slam champion will win Wimbledon - he has geared his entire year towards it after all - but Nadal will be the real victor in terms of the rankings. On this day, he was terrific. Things did not improve as Nadal broke serve again in the opening game of the third set. So when...

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  • Pittsburgh Penguins G Matt Murray to start Game 5 vs. Nashville Predators
Pittsburgh Penguins G Matt Murray to start Game 5 vs. Nashville Predators

Some wondered if Sullivan would turn to Marc Andre-Fleury, who has played in 15 games this postseason, serving as the starter when Murray was injured early in the playoffs. Wilson, who missed the first four games of the series with an unspecified injury, would make his Stanley Cup Final debut if he plays. It's his seventh goal of the playoffs.

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  • Kiwis reach match point in America's Cup challenger finals
Kiwis reach match point in America's Cup challenger finals

The result takes Team New Zealand once step closer to a Cup Match with Team USA, with a ideal showing on Sunday - in the lighter breezes forecast for Bermuda - enough to send them through. Team NZ in action against Artemis in the America's Cup challenger series final. "We have got a bit of a controls system issue at the moment", Outteridge sa...

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  • Arsenal target Mahrez: No offers on the table despite Wenger praise
Arsenal target Mahrez: No offers on the table despite Wenger praise

While in his home nation, Mahrez was awarded the Algerian Ballon d'Or for the second consecutive season and in an interview with a local TV station, discussed his future. It likely to be different this time around, with the Algerian worldwide determined to embark on a new adventure, whilst reiterating the club has promised he can leave.

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James had the dunk of all dunks Friday night
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James had the dunk of all dunks Friday night

The Warriors still have ample chances to win their second title in three seasons over the Cavs. Despite the struggles, the Warriors still shot 54.5% from the field but only shooting 37.5% from the three-point line, but the biggest take of the stat sheet for the Warriors was their 9 turnovers in the half, the most in all the games they have play...

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  • Power, big crash dominate Texas
Power, big crash dominate Texas

Will Power (12) leads going into Turn 1 during the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway , Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. As he spun heading into Turn 1, Sato collected the second-place vehicle of Scott Dixon , ending both of their chances at victory and forcing the race to end under caution.

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  • Liverpool backs off van Dijk after Southampton threats
Liverpool backs off van Dijk after Southampton threats

Liverpool's statement yesterday ended the matter and dealt a huge blow to manager Jurgen Klopp , who had according to The Sun persuaded the board to meet Van Dijk's huge wage demands of around £200,000 a week. That's going to be a world-record transfer fee for a defender. Man City coach Pep Guardiola had identified van Dijk as a target whil...

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"Let's be together" - Arsene Wenger signs new two-year deal

Wenger was the subject of criticism from some fans throughout the season due to another failed title campaign in the Premier League and getting humiliated by Bayern Munich in Europe. "I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement", said Wenger, who had to endure persistent fan protests during last season, af...

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  • England show their 'character' as Kane snatches late draw against Scotland
England show their 'character' as Kane snatches late draw against Scotland

But then if we'd scored in the last minute to make it 1-1 or 2-2 then we are all buzzing". But he's got a great technique and I've seen him do that sort of thing before. England remain top of their qualifying pool, but Slovenia have trimmed their advantage to three points and Slovakia could cut it down to two if they win in Lithuania later i...

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  • Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata on cusp of joining Manchester United for £60million
Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata on cusp of joining Manchester United for £60million

It was reported yesterday that United would turn their attentions to Torino striker Andrea Belotti if the Morata deal fell through. Apparently, it's Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata . It's too little. It was a brilliant season for Real Madrid , who won so many titles. "The player will take a clear and definitive decision in the coming days".

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  • Champions Trophy: India bowl Proteas out for paltry 191
Champions Trophy: India bowl Proteas out for paltry 191

Both sides win a lot of matches with their respective approaches, and lose a few too. At 116/2, South Africa's 2 best batsmen got together at the crease. While all the focus is on how India's top three approach the innings, South Africa will want to get him as early as possible. Or is it perhaps because of those modest returns? Once De Vi...

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  • Nadal too strong for Thiem, to meet Wawrinka in Sunday's final
Nadal too strong for Thiem, to meet Wawrinka in Sunday's final

The men's final of the French Open will be played between nine-times victor Rafa Nadal and 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka . Patrick McEnroe, who enjoyed success playing tennis on both the collegiate and professional levels for more than 10 years, serves as a tennis analyst for ESPN.

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  • Stokes ton sees England secure Series win
Stokes ton sees England secure Series win

The all-rounder, who struck 11 fours and three sixes in 79 balls as he equalled his highest ODI score of 101, told Sky Sports: "It's always nice hitting the ball well and knowing you've got a bit of form behind you". After it, two boundaries down to fine leg off Ball saw Amla go past 50 for the 33rd time in ODIs but he would fall for 55, edging a...

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  • Soccer superstar invites girl disqualified from game to soccer academy
Soccer superstar invites girl disqualified from game to soccer academy

Her father, Gerardo Rivera , said his little girl was crying after she heard the news. Despite showing Mili's insurance card to the organisers, they did not change their minds. The Cachorros team filed a complaint with the Nebraska State Soccer Association . Officials then checked the forms and contacted the Azzurri Soccer club, where Mili ...

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  • Harry Kane describes his feelings after first match as England captain
Harry Kane describes his feelings after first match as England captain

It was just phenomenal. Chris Martin , who had scored a late victor against Slovenia after coming off the bench, took over from Anya in the 82nd minute. But what the hell do we know? Such lofty ambitions means all decisions have been made with the World Cup in Russian Federation in mind, even if Saturday's 2-2 draw at Scotland saw their le...

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  • 'Old man' Wawrinka meets Nadal in French final
'Old man' Wawrinka meets Nadal in French final

The disappointment was clear to see. (AP Photo/David Vincent). Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, June 9, 2017 in Paris .

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  • England win toss, Aussies to bat
England win toss, Aussies to bat

Australia who had to win this match to go through to the last four after no result washouts in their first two Group A games against New Zealand and Bangladesh , were also unchanged from the side that suffered a frustrating washout when on the verge of victory against Bangladesh at the Oval on Monday.

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  • Rafael Nadal makes French Open history with 10th title
Rafael Nadal makes French Open history with 10th title

The Spaniard is set to take on world no.3 Stan Wawrinka who is looking for his second Roland Garros title and is also hoping to extend his unbeaten run in Grand Slam finals to 4-0. Their most recent meeting was in the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-final in 2016 with Nadal triumphing. "It's true that 10 is a lovely number, but actually my favour...

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  • Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals
Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

Halep won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach her second Grand Slam final, having finished runner-up here to Maria Sharapova in 2014. It's Halep's second Grand Slam final and first since almost winning in Paris three years ago in an absolutely stellar title match against Maria Sharapova.

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  • Wawrinka, Nadal to meet for title at Roland Garros
Wawrinka, Nadal to meet for title at Roland Garros

Unusually for Wawrinka at a grand slam, he entered the semifinal in nearly ideal form, not dropping a set. By the anticlimactic close of what Murray termed "a very high-intensity match", he was complaining aloud about having "no legs". "A lot of the points he was dictating from the middle of the court and I was retrieving and allowing him to pret...

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  • Penguins open early 2-0 lead on Preds in Game 5
Penguins open early 2-0 lead on Preds in Game 5

Charles Barkley and hockey fans across the country have tuned in to watch the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators, no matter the score — and the score hasn't always been close. This was a different Pittsburgh team than we had seen in the series - and that included the wins in Games 1 and 2. Evgeni Malkin sc...

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  • Smith frustrated by yet another Champions Trophy washout
Smith frustrated by yet another Champions Trophy washout

Australia were firmly on course in their chase, cruising to 83-1 in 16 overs before rain swept in. Aware that ominous clouds were gusting in, Australia needed to get off to a fast start to have a chance of winning on the D/L rule if the required 20 overs were bowled.

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  • Wawrinka's big praise for Nadal ahead of final
Wawrinka's big praise for Nadal ahead of final

Stan Wawrinka felt Andy Murray was less aggressive and less confident in their French Open semifinal on Friday than he had been a year prior. Wawrinka knocked out Andy Murray in the semi-finals and will be looking to cause another upset of the clay courts of Paris .

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  • Alvaro Morata drops massive hint over Manchester United transfer
Alvaro Morata drops massive hint over Manchester United transfer

Manchester United are said to be close to taking advantage of the situation and are now favourites to sign the 24-year-old striker from Real Madrid . Despite spending more time on the bench, Morata has scored 20 goals for Real in all competitions. It was a great season, but he wants to play more.

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  • Jorge Sampaoli Says Lionel Messi Will Be The Best Until He Retires
Jorge Sampaoli Says Lionel Messi Will Be The Best Until He Retires

Tite said he was looking for his side to be more clinical against the Australians, who downed Saudi Arabia 3-2 in a crucial home qualifier for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. "We sent someone to watch the game", Brazil team coordinator Edu Gaspar said Sunday. Jesus had reassured fans of his condition after the game, tweeting "...

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