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Sports We deserve to be in the final: Rohit Sharma
Author: 0 We deserve to be in the final: Rohit Sharma

While both teams will be geared up to join the Supergiant on Sunday, weather conditions will be key to today's clash as rain threat looms large in the South Indian city. Mumbai exploited the conditions and rattled Kolkata batsmen from the very first over, having them on the mat at 31 for five in seven overs, after Rohit Sharma opted to field.

Sports Dana White: Cris
Author: 0 Dana White: Cris "Cyborg" is "Definitely" Fighting at UFC 214

That's the million dollar question. Kolesnyk has fought five times in the WBK MMA promotion out of China, where she earned half of her wins there by submission and the other half by KO/TKO. "Cat Zingano wants to [fight Cris Cyborg] and we were looking at Cat Zingano, but Cat's not ready physically", White said. She's now riding an overall 17-fight winning streak with 15 knockout victories.

Author: 0 Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' LA home

The graffiti was spray-painted on the front gate of James' house and investigators are looking for any possible suspect involved in the vandalism, said Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman. The personal dovetailed into the political when he touted the racist incident at his home as a teachable moment that could help keep the national conversation about racial justice alive.

Author: 0 Cooler heads prevail: A different Mr. Met back at ballpark

New York's funny-looking mascot flashed his "middle" finger at a fan during Wednesday night's 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers , and the team says the employee who did it won't work in the costume again. The kookiness came in the fourth inning with the Brewers ahead 2-0. Wheeler showed fortitude in the fourth inning by battling back after a series of odd plays.

Author: 0 Catfish tosser claims he was 'dumb redneck with a bad idea'

In Game 1 he was beaten clean by Malkin on a power play, had no chance on a Conor Sheary goal , sent what should have been an easy rebound into a teammate's leg for the third goal , and was beaten clean by Jake Guentzel for the victor.

Sports Penguins blow Game 2 open, beat Preds 4-1
Author: 0 Penguins blow Game 2 open, beat Preds 4-1

Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) jokes with teammate Brad Hunt during NHL hockey practice before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh , Wednesday, May 31, 2017. I can tell you that it doesn't. Rinne appeared porous on Guentzel's tying goal , then kicked out a fat rebound directly to the rookie for his second of the night.

Author: 0 Stephen Curry Ready To Take Back Championship That Got Away

James delivered two National Basketball Association championships in his four seasons in Miami. They figure to be electrified for the opener after watching the Cavaliers celebrate their first crown on the Warriors' court in a seventh-game thriller.

Sports Lions prioritise test wins after arriving in New Zealand
Author: 0 Lions prioritise test wins after arriving in New Zealand

Maybe when the 30,000 Lions supporters arrive and they do the poll again the number might go up". They'll play 10 matches in total across the six-week tour, culminating in the last of their three Tests on July 8 against the world champions.

Author: 0 Djokovic enters 3rd round of French Open

I had a massage, I slept for a few hours, but it was hard not to think about the restart". And, under the watchful eye of his new coach Andre Agassi, Djokovic swept past João Sousa 6-1 6-4 6-3 to book his place in the third round, where he will play Argentinian Diego Schwartzman.

Author: 0 We are taking it as a normal game: Azhar Ali

England's problems were further exacerbated as Chris Woakes walked off the pitch with a side strain. They might also be looking at the opening position as well after Jason Roy's latest failure, the Surrey batsman falling for one in the third over of England's chase to record his fifth single-figure score in six matches .

Author: 0 Cavs the champs but Warriors the favourites in the NBA Finals

Will LeBron James bring Cleveland its second world title in as many years, or will Steph Curry , Kevin Durant and the Warriors reclaim their title, as they're heavily favored to do? Cleveland and Golden State can now settle a great debate and that is which team has the biggest reason to complain about the finals they lost.

Author: 0 Did Michael Jordan really face tougher playoff competition than LeBron James?

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. After all, he couldn't break from his routine before the NBA Finals . I say lowly because he averaged a career-best 30.1 ppg during the 2016 regular season. The Cavaliers gave up 22 points in the paint, and let the Warriors turn eight offensive rebounds into 12 second-chance points.

Sports Catfish tosser says he was 'dumb'
Author: 0 Catfish tosser says he was 'dumb'

What he found instead inside PPG Paints Arena was his own personal hell. Game 3 starts at 7 p.m. Then came the disastrous third period for Nashville, which saw Guentzel score his second goal of the game just 10 seconds in. That's a big reason why Nashville has 53 shot attempts to Pittsburgh's 31. As we've seen in the first two games of this series , the Penguins are going to be patient.

Sports Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead
Author: 0 Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

That was not the end of the Penguins' quick start in the period, however. He kept the Predators at bay and the game tied when perhaps it shouldn't have been. Murray, who had the crowed chanting his name after stretching out to rob Filip Forsberg of a sure-fire goal, redeemed himself as the game wore on. Guentzel tied it 1-1 at 16:36 of the first, four seconds after a Penguins power play expired.

Author: 0 NBA Finals Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers

In preparation for the series , Sportsmail spoke with two men who know all about the NBA's biggest stage - Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy. Nike Basketball is taking over the NBA Finals thanks to the addition of KD, as three of their signature athletes (and possibly a future guy in Draymond Green ) will be featured throughout the epic battle.

Author: 0 'Coutinho cost £8m!' - New Liverpool CEO wants to spend smartly

The latest transfer speculation surrounding £50m-rated Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has given Liverpool fans a boost of encouragement. However, Moore said there was still a necessity to get value for money. 'Listen, we may spend £100m. Players who had beaten Rangers , then scored five in the opening half against Motherwell in the matches immediately preceding an inexplicable run of seven succession losses which cost a clearly-bemused Hartley his job, then found the stimulus ...

Author: 0 Woakes injured & centurion Root hobbling, but England begin with a win

Root also rolled an ankle at the crease, but it did not stop him reaching a 10th one-day worldwide hundred. England collapsed like nine pins in the third ODI against South Africa at Lord's, while Bangladesh received a royal hiding from India in a warm-up game at the Oval .

Author: 0 Jake Guentzel Sets NHL Rookie Record with Game-Winner in Game 2

If the Penguins find a way to fend off Nashville and raise the Cup for a second straight year and the third time in the Crosby and Malkin era, it could be Malkin who walks away with a second Conn Smythe Trophy as postseason MVP. That was the night the Penguins completed a four-game sweep on hockey's biggest stage. "For me, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity". "I just think it's so critically important to have the right mindset going into each and every game we play", Sullivan said.

Author: 0 Iqbal ton takes Bangladesh to 305

Yes, we have done reasonably well against them a couple of months ago but both teams come into the tournament with a clean slate. Hosts England will kick-start the tourney against Bangladesh in London on Thursday before the much-awaited rivalry between India and Pakistan on June 4 .

Sports Alonso feels pole could have been possible without overboost issue
Author: 0 Alonso feels pole could have been possible without overboost issue

Alonso's engineers spotted an issue on the telemetry during final practice and mechanics from all of Andretti Autosport's six entries in the race were involved in a race against time to change the engine for qualifying. Juan Pablo Montoya will start 18th, Helio Castroneves 19th, Josef Newgarden 22nd and Simon Pagenaud 23rd. Scott Dixon and his Chip Ganassi teammates picked the right season to switch from Chevrolet power to Honda.

Author: 0 Agassi stars as Djokovic romps to second-round win

Former world number four Henman believes Andre Agassi will have "lots to offer" Novak Djokovic , after the American took over as the Serb's coach for the first week in Paris . Many people wrote off Nadal, who hasn't won a Grand Slam in three years, but Wawrinka never doubted the 14-time major champion. "So I won the match ".

Sports French Open results 2017: Top seed Angelique Kerber upset in 1st round
Author: 0 French Open results 2017: Top seed Angelique Kerber upset in 1st round

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. She sustained damage to tendons, along with injuries to all five fingers and two nerves, during the attack. She lost to Kurumi Nara of Japan 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Caroline Wozniacki claimed the first double bagel of the tournament against Canada's Francoise Abanda, but it was not a good day for Ekaterina Makarova , conqueror of top seed Angelique Kerber in round one but knocked out 6-2 6-2 by Lesia Tsurenko.

Sports Irish trio get early chance on Lions tour
Author: 0 Irish trio get early chance on Lions tour

It was suggested that a local poll here in New Zealand said 78 percent of the locals did not know a single Lions player. It's our job to come here, play good rugby and earn respect. "Ideally we'd like to win all those games, but if we just keeping getting better and better, then that's good". He said the Lions priority was to win, particularly the Test series, and he was unconcerned what style of play they adopted to get results.

Sports Spence loss hard to take - Brook
Author: 0 Spence loss hard to take - Brook

With his left eye now compromising his vision, Brook took a beating in the ninth, with the tenth heralding his first knockdown early in the round after a series of jabs to the now-closed eye opened him up for Spence's more venomous punches.

Sports India Have Edge over Others in Champions Trophy 2017
Author: 0 India Have Edge over Others in Champions Trophy 2017

For the bowling attack, the team will come up with the squad of Woakes, Mark Wood, Ageas Bowl. "Jonny will miss out unfortunately". That was the cue for Tamim and the diminutive Mushfiqur to take charge. "It´s just we couldn´t finish well, that´s it". England captain Eoin Morgan and Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza . And after then, England is a totally different team.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger signs new two-year Arsenal contract after FA Cup win

Despite having lots of success over the last 21 years, not everything's gone to plan, and some people have said that it's time for him to go. Wenger has been given assurances by the club that any structural changes to the club will not compromise his authority in team preparation or player recruitment.

Author: 0 Brewers OF Ryan Braun faces longer DL stint for calf injury

In a corresponding move, the Brewers get RHP Junior Guerra back the 10-day DL. After a replay review lasting almost two minutes, Thames was ruled out and both he and his manager Craig Counsell were irate at the call. Jett Bandy ran for Pina and took over behind the plate. He's won each of his last four starts and five decisions in a row overall. Brewers: With LF Ryan Braun (strained left calf) on the 10-day DL, the Brewers have opted to keep an additional pitcher on the staff for now.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Reportedly Agreed to Terms for New Contract

He met with majority owner Stan Kroenke on Tuesday (NZ time) to determine his future with the club's board being notified at a meeting on Wednesday (NZT), according to the BBC . It was the Gunners' third FA Cup triumph in four years and could appease fans who has been calling for the Frenchman's contract not to be extended.

Sports Colts sign former Seahawks, Packers RB Christine Michael
Author: 0 Colts sign former Seahawks, Packers RB Christine Michael

He appeared in all three postseason contests for Green Bay and finished with 16 carries for 58 yards and one reception for three yards. Michael has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks , Dallas Cowboys , and Green Bay Packers during his National Football League career, playing in 37 games and starting nine of them.

Author: 0 Cricket's ICC Champions Trophy marked by Google's latest Doodle

Today marks the start of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy cricket tournament and to get you in the mood, Google has made an interactive cricket game, which is insanely addictive. "So you never know". While multiple-time world champions and Champions Trophy winners Australia are always a tough nut to crack, New Zealand will enter the game at Edgbaston with renewed confidence after their six-wicket warm-up win over Sri Lanka at the same venue.

Author: 0 Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final

New York City midfielder Pirlo said he hoped Buffon would finally lift the Champions League trophy. Bale's best hope of starting in Cardiff ahead of Isco is that coach Zinedine Zidane continues to show loyalty to the Wales worldwide over Isco , who has started only four of 12 Champions League games.

Author: 0 Racial Slur Painted on Gate at LeBron James' LA Home

A view of a gate that was vandalized in front of LeBron James Los Angeles home. Property management removed the graffiti before officers arrived and investigators are reviewing security footage, police initially said. James purchased the 9,440-square foot house for just under $21 million in 2015, the year after he returned to Cleveland after four seasons with the Miami Heat.

Author: 0 French Open 2017 - Andy Murray: The Slams are special

The Serbian looked composed throughout the first set, but encountered some trouble in the latter stages of the second set. Novak Djokovic , Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza made flying starts as they eased into the second round of the French Open tennis championship here on Monday.

Author: 0 India overwhelming favourites to win Champions Trophy: Saha

World's premier spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are also there to stifle runs. It was one of those days where the bowler and the keeper were playing and I was just standing in between not doing much and getting beaten! The wicketkeeper-batsman further said, "Whatever is required out of the practices matches, we have got that".

Author: 0 Ultimate Test Awaits Ducks Tonight in Do-or-Die Game 6

Nashville Predators left wing Pontus Aberg , right, celebrates after scoring against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in Anaheim , Calif., Saturday, May. Therefore it is possible for them to force a game seven, yet it will be hard. Jonathan Bernier , who came on in relief on Saturday and allowed two goals on 18 shots, stayed out for extra work.

Sports What Happened To Pekka Rinne?
Author: 0 What Happened To Pekka Rinne?

This year is the first time in franchise history that the Preds are playing in the Stanley Cup Final . The Pittsburgh Penguins were outshot, again. Asked twice afterward if he was committed to starting Rinne on Saturday, Laviolette stressed Rinne has been "terrific", adding there are plenty of things the Predators can do better in front of him like stopping the odd-man rushes that allowed the Penguins to take charge.

Sports Steve Kerr could return to the bench during the NBA Finals
Author: 0 Steve Kerr could return to the bench during the NBA Finals

The Cavaliers' big three was clicking on all cylinders in the last round against the Boston Celtics , and with stellar play also coming from the likes of Tristan Thompson and Kyle Korver , Cleveland is now the best version of itself it could possibly be, which will be needed against Golden State .

Sports Eagles, first-round pick Derek Barnett agree on 4-year deal
Author: 0 Eagles, first-round pick Derek Barnett agree on 4-year deal

Barnett, a defensive end, was the 14th overall pick in the National Football League draft out of the University of Tennessee. Barnett's teammates have been singing his praises, even after just two practices. There's no doubt that Garrett is going to be a great player, but Barnett consistently out-produced him in college. "It's a lot of hard work, and I like that".

Sports Champions Trophy: England opt to field against Bangladesh in opener
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: England opt to field against Bangladesh in opener

Tamim (128) put on 166 runs for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (79), passing his ninth one-day global hundred from 111 balls as he paced an assault which brought Bangladesh 83 in the last 10 overs - despite the dismissal of both set batsmen to successive Liam Plunkett deliveries.

Sports Murray through to 3rd round at French Open
Author: 0 Murray through to 3rd round at French Open

Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, also had physical problems on his upper right leg during the match. His next opponent will be the victor of the clash between Spaniard Nicolas Almagro and Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis. "I'm sorry for my French, my teacher is on holiday", he said. He will take on No. 21 seed John Isner for a spot in the fourth round. The 18th-seeded Aussie led by a set and 4-2 but failed to protect his advantage, falling 5-7 6-4 6-1 6-2.

Author: 0 Wenger signs two-year deal with Arsenal

You don't fire good people, you don't fire people who are world-class, you don't fire people who are driven to improve. " They are of course unlimited, our ambitions ". But surely his greatest achievement to date has been his "Invincibles" of 2003/04, who went the entire league season without losing a single match.

Author: 0 Usmanov calls on Kroenke to help protect Wenger's legacy

Wenger's future has been a relentless source of speculation in recent weeks as the Frenchman approaches the end of his current deal at The Emirates . "I just don't want him to go on too long and for it to crumble and end in tears, and all of us don't like Arsene". Wenger has presided over a gruelling season, which saw his team fail to qualify for the Champions League, but masterminded a stunning FA Cup final win over Chelsea last weekend.

Author: 0 Rubber Match: 2017 Finals vs. 2015 and 2016 Finals

The teams split two games in the regular season, the Cavs with a 109-108 victory on Christmas Day in Cleveland , the Warriors a 126-91 win on January 16 in Oakland. Durant replaces Harrison Barnes , whose offensive struggles played a big role in the Warriors' failure to repeat as champions in 2016. "I got to do my part and we all got to make it come together as a group".

Sports Focus remains on Lions as Gatland asks his men to
Author: 0 Focus remains on Lions as Gatland asks his men to "lay down"

Sexton and late call-up Greig Laidlaw form Warren Gatland's half-back pairing, while centres Ben Te'o and Jonathan Joseph , as well as winger Anthony Watson , ensure a strong English representation among the backs. "I can see why people on the outside would think it's really bad but it's okay". It was an opportunity for the combinations to work together for a couple of weeks and to prepare for their first game.

Author: 0 Nishikori beats Kokkinakis at French Open

Men's second seed Novak Djokovic took down Joao Sousa while women's fourth seed Garbine Muguruza bested Anett Kontaveit . I just know he was looking down on me on that last point. Murray, who was runner-up at Roland Garros past year, has been struggling in 2017 and looked uncomfortable at times during the second set. Among the other highlights of Roland Garros' renovation is a new retractable roof which will adorn the showcase Philippe Chatrier Court.

Sports Sampaoli keen to build around ´very excited´ Messi
Author: 0 Sampaoli keen to build around ´very excited´ Messi

Sampaoli, identified as Argentina's choice in April but tied to Spanish club Sevilla until the end of the Liga season 11 days ago, said his first contact with captain Messi was positive. Argentina will play Uruguay on August 31 in its next World Cup qualifying match. Speaking at his first press conference as manager, he was asked about the influence of Barcelona forward Messi in the team.

Author: 0 Indy 500 champ Takuma Sato still baring his soul

Denver Post sportswriter Terry Frei set off a firestorm on Sunday afternoon following a racist tweet in response to Takuma Sato , a Japanese driver, winning the Indianapolis 500 . "You know, somebody said that to me when we were down in victory lane". Listen to how ecstatic Japanese commentators were as Sato sped past three-time Indy 500 champ, Helio Castroneves , and kept him at bay throughout the remaining five laps to secure his well-deserved victory.

Sports Kevin Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations
Author: 0 Kevin Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations

James was able to do that in the 2012 NBA Finals when he won his first title for the Miami Heat and Durant was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder . Brown said if Kerr did return, he'd be ready to take the step back. While Kerr has not been on the Warriors bench coaching , he's been actively involved with the team's preparation and strategy formulation throughout the playoffs.