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Author: 0 Finn replaces injured Woakes in England squad

Middlesex pair Toby Roland-Jones and Finn were the leading contenders to fill the vacant position and it is the latter, who has played global cricket in all three formats, who has been given the nod. Finn makes his return to the side at the back of some good show for the England Lions against South Africa A. He picked up five wickets in the first two games.

Author: 0 Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid

He struck the 599th and 600th goals of his senior professional career, clubs and country combined, during Saturday night's 4-1 win for Real Madrid over Juventus in the Uefa Champions League final. "We're working hard. We worked hard all season, thinking we could achieve things because in the long run everyone's been very important". He became the first coach to win back-to-back titles in the Champions League era.

Sports Manchester delight at Europa success
Author: 0 Manchester delight at Europa success

Jesse Lingard admits that United failed to achieve their primary objectives of winning the Premier League and reaching the top four this season but reckons the squad has learned the lessons needed to help them push for the title next year.

Author: 0 Boston Red Sox Starter David Price Flexes In Win Over Baltimore

After taking two of three from the AL East-leading New York Yankees , the Orioles opened a four-game series against another division rival with a feel-good victory. "When he came in, he was very forthright on what took place", Farrell said. "Through these couple of dry spells, he's kept his head on his shoulders".

Sports Slurring Tiger Woods shown taking jail breath test
Author: 0 Slurring Tiger Woods shown taking jail breath test

Woods grew up in southern California . He spent almost four hours in Palm Beach County Jail after being arrested in Jupiter, Florida , a short drive from his beach-front home in the early hours of Monday. "The main issue is whether Tiger's story is accurate". Tiger had to be woken up, and told police he had been golfing in L.A. before admitting "he did not know where he was".

Author: 0 Improvement goal for Warriors, Cavs in Game 2

And just for good measure, Klay Thompson made a decision to wake up, adding 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting. "Or will they make it look interesting by having the Cavs win some games?" Somebody will have to do a better job at stopping the dribble drive.

Author: 0 Cavs want JR Smith to shoot more

Looking back on it now, Green told ESPN's Tom Rinaldi that he accepts responsibility for the team blowing a 3-1 lead to Cleveland. Tyronn Lue has a new No. Unfortunately for James it didn't mean much, with the Cavaliers losing to the demoralizing Warriors again 132-113. For the better part of three quarters, the Cavaliers fought with the heart of a defending champion, battling to assert themselves and prove they aren't going to be one-and-done.

Author: 0 Pens center Nick Bonino tests injured foot, still day to day

That included Chris Kunitz , Patric Hornqvist and Matt Cullen each getting a 10-minute misconduct all in the final five minutes of the loss. Worse, the key cogs on the Penguins power play - Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel - finished with three shots on goal and eight shot attempts on Saturday.

Author: 0 Dream come true for Bale as Madrid triumph in Wales

Real Madrid wrote another page in the club's gilded history on Saturday as they became the first team to retain the Champions League in its modern expanded format. "You need a guy to score the goals and he did it again", said the Germany global. While it will be no consolation for the Juventus captain when he looks back on his career, he can not afford to dwell too much on those finals.

Author: 0 NBA Finals: Kevin Durant pulls off some and-1 wizardry for Warriors

You can't go into the game saying, 'Oh, KD is going to have six driving lanes to the rim and where don't get touched and he dunks. Kerr had undergone a procedure to fix a spinal fluid leak on May 5 at Duke University but was not well enough to return until Sunday .

Author: 0 Cristiano sings 'Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or' as Madrid celebrate Champions League triumph

Not content with consecutive Champions League titles and a drought-ending La Liga crown, Cristiano Ronaldo quickly turned his attention to individual honours and the Ballon d'Or. We thought we had enough to win the game. "But I'm very grateful to this wonderful club for giving me this opportunity". Luka Modric is proud of how Real Madrid settled down in the second half and completely took control of the UCL final.

Author: 0 Aus vs New Zealand: Match abandoned due to rain, teams share points

The top two in each of the two groups of four will go forward to the semi-finals. Earlier Josh Hazlewood was a standout with career best figures of 6/52, but Mitch Starc was wayward in his return to global cricket, Pat Cummins (1/67) was smashed early and John Hastings (2/69) late as the Kiwis piled on 291 in their allotted 46 overs.

Sports Rickie Fowler in contention at Memorial
Author: 0 Rickie Fowler in contention at Memorial

But at least he was still in the game. Dufner now lies four shots back from Summerhays, who leads at 13-under par. He fell back into a tie for third at nine-under with compatriots Bubba Watson (68) and Justin Thomas (69). He also has some good career mojo in OH, having won the Web.com Tour's 2007 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational at the Scarlett Course at OSU Golf Club.

Author: 0 JR Smith Jabs Draymond Green's Dirty Play History Ahead Of Game 2

That changed dramatically - and so did the margin of the Golden State lead - when the Warriors had a pair of 3-pointers apiece in 13-0 and 13-1 third-quarter flurries that buried the Cavaliers . "But I understand the road is very challenging, especially when you get to this level. you get to The Finals, you get to the Eastern Conference finals".

Sports India vs Pakistan Match Prediction, Preview Champions Trophy 2017
Author: 0 India vs Pakistan Match Prediction, Preview Champions Trophy 2017

He said that that the last game against India was a good lesson for the batsmen, who have actually never been in a situation when the shifting of the weather assisted the bowling in English conditions. "Some of the Indian bowlers are top-class and they have really done well in the last two-three years". "I always felt that the Champion's Trophy is a very good tournament, it is always treated like a mini World Cup", Laxman said.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India beat Pakistan by 124 runs

Mohammad Amir (0-32) was the most economical bowler for Pakistan , conceding an average of four runs an over. Apart from Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez, no other Pakistan batsman managed to face the Indian attack. Rohit was run out nine short of a hundred, his bat in the air as he tried to cross the line. When India needed sixes and fours in the last couple of overs, Pandya, sent in ahead of MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, did just that, smacking the left-arm spinner Imad Wasim for ...

Sports Kerr to coach Warriors tonight
Author: 0 Kerr to coach Warriors tonight

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says he wasn't even aware of the team's uniform scheme for Game 2, though noted, "they love those jerseys". It's a bold move by Warriors coach Steve Kerr , who's in his first game back after an 11-game absence with health issues.

Author: 0 Tyronn Lue: We can't let Durant get easy baskets

In his absence, acting coach Mike Brown guided the team to 11 consecutive wins against the Trail Blazers, Jazz, Spurs and - in Game 1 here on Thursday - the Cleveland Cavaliers . In compiling a 13-0 record, the Warriors have limited opponents to 41.1-percent shooting overall and an adjusted field-goal percentage of 46.3. "Effort, effort, yep", Kyrie Irving said matter-of-factly.

Sports Cavaliers Look To Even NBA Finals Against High-Flying Warriors
Author: 0 Cavaliers Look To Even NBA Finals Against High-Flying Warriors

There's only so much LeBron James can do by himself. Add it up, and it's another Warriors victory by a similar margin. There is plenty of things for everyone's personal wire tap to make up amusing jokes for in these NBA Finals . "He's such a good coach and a good person", Kerr said. Even though Cleveland star LeBron James is no fan of the short-sleeved look, it is one that works for the Cavs.

Author: 0 Johnson extends track record with 11th win at Dover

A small amount of controversy ensued following the event as several in attendance believed Johnson may have jumped the restart before the race-ending caution came out moments later. Jimmie Johnson is not anticipating anything Sunday , but if it happens, he'll be ready. Matt Kenseth was third, and Kyle Busch was fourth after recovering from a wheel coming off his vehicle under caution on lap 19.

Author: 0 Same starters for Game 2 of the NBA Finals

To start second Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue once again went to a lineup with Kyrie Irving on the floor but no LeBron or Love, and without LeBron they were a quick -9. Here's what you need to know about Sunday's game. "It's great to get the first game up underneath us", Cavaliers star LeBron James insisted. Kerr also deadpanned about Brown: "I just think the numbers are totally deceiving.

Sports Dancing policeman at Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert goes viral
Author: 0 Dancing policeman at Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert goes viral

One user said the performance made them "proud" before adding: "The school choir soloist has just tipped me over the edge". "She said, 'Stop crying". "I encourage you to choose love even when it's hard". Justin Bieber and Coldplay are also scheduled to perform. So on the night of the big show, the two hit the stage to perform their single "The Way" and everyone could just feel the love and support radiating off them as they looked each-other in the eyes.

Author: 0 Warriors' Steve Kerr back on sideline, will coach Game 2

No one should ever write off a LeBron James team and no one will until the series shifts back to Cleveland . And Game 2 of the NBA Finals is starting like a 100-meter dash. But choosing spots to push the ball does allow James to gain momentum, and he is all but unstoppable at that point. The Cavs went with a more basketball-traditional look, donning navy uniforms for their Game 1 loss.

Author: 0 Warriors, LeBron have streaks to watch in Game 2

Alexa is ready to help you out. Say what you want about the Warriors being the best team in the National Basketball Association and how awesome they are playing in this postseason, but there's zero doubt LeBron James is still the best player in the world.

Sports Isco: I hope to renew my contract at Real Madrid
Author: 0 Isco: I hope to renew my contract at Real Madrid "soon"

They certainly don't, as the Portuguese star scored 16 goals in his last ten games and a remarkable ten goals across the quarter, semi and final of this year's Champions League - all of which brought him to 42 goals across all competitions.

Author: 0 Murray and Wawrinka sweep into French Open last 16

The longer format of Grand Slams has allowed him to get more match time in each of the wins and enabled him to get in a position where he is match fit and feeling comfortable again. 1515 hrs IST: Cornet is already 5-2 up against Radwanska and if you think that was impressive enough, Cilic has raced off with the first set 6-1 against Feliciano Lopez .

Sports Watch Ariana Grande's Manchester Special Here
Author: 0 Watch Ariana Grande's Manchester Special Here

Grande will headline the One Love concert on Sunday, which is set to proceed at Emirates Old Trafford. Thousands of people, some as young as 5 or 6, sang along, danced, wiggled, got a little weepy at times, but ultimately found, as Grande's manager Scooter Braun put it ahead of the event, a "greater purpose" in honoring and celebrating those who lost their lives to terrorism.

Author: 0 Huddersfield Town earns rich promotion

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield are set for a £170million windfall following their promotion to the top flight - irrespective of whether or not they survive next season. There will be a ceremony and parade held in the town centre tonight to celebrate, and we wish the team the very best of luck for next season! "I think he is very happily ensconced in Berkshire, so it'll have to be a pretty big, tempting offer by my estimation to take him away from Reading ".

Author: 0 Stephen Curry urged teammates to just be themselves against Cleveland Cavaliers

Steve Kerr announced he will return as the head coach for the Golden State Warriors for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers , confirming a report from ESPN's Ramona Shelburne . "That's what makes them tough". “Weve always known hes been really good on the ball, ” teammate Andre Iguodala said. Golden States other Splash Brother has made far more brick sounds than swishes so far this postseason but its work on the defensive end that has stood out ...

Sports Kompany, Aguero sticking with City
Author: 0 Kompany, Aguero sticking with City

The other bet that makes sense is over 2.5 goals since I think City will score over 3 goals themselves. It's in our hands. Whatever they decide, we're going to accept and we're going to accept the bans and the cases. City are unbeaten in their last seven league games, winning five, drawing five and scoring 18 goals in the process. He said: "I am waiting and doing my job".

Author: 0 Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

Muguruza admonished the partisan crowd as she was leaving Court Suzanne Lenglen following her 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 defeat which her coach later claimed were "pathetic" and had "no class". Mladenovic has never before been past the third round at Roland Garros and momentum - and the crowd - will be on her side. Garbine Muguruza did not take kindly to the way spectators pulled for her opponent - her French opponent, mind you - at the French Open .

Author: 0 Madrid players get €1.5 million each for Champions League victory

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 600 career goals for Real Madrid and country, including 105 in the Champions League , and has finished as the top scorer in the competition for the last 5 seasons. Madrid had a lot to thank Keylor Navas for in the opening minutes. (Miralem) Pjanic's shot was deflected wide, Casemiro's shot was deflected into the goal.

Sports Kevin Durant absolutely destroyed LeBron James' ankles in the NBA Finals
Author: 0 Kevin Durant absolutely destroyed LeBron James' ankles in the NBA Finals

Hate, in America, especially for an African-American, is living every day. Throughout this postseason, talk has ramped up comparing James to Michael Jordan, a once untouchable figure in the National Basketball Association. I'm of the opinion that some people can't insult me. "Tonight we're honoring Muhammad Ali, the GOAT", James said. "But to do his legacy any justice, let's use this moment as a call to action for all professional athletes to educate ourselves, explore these issues, ...

Author: 0 Putin asks U.S. business chiefs to help improve ties

US intelligence officials have said Russian Federation tried to interfere in the USA election by hacking Trump's opponents, a charge that has deepened a political scandal which has focused on whether Trump had improper ties with Moscow, something he flatly denies.

Author: 0 Ireland Fans In Confident Mood Ahead Of Austria Qualifier Following Uruguay Win

Eight changes have been made from that game on Thursday, with Burnley's Kevin Long making his first senior worldwide start at the Aviva. The Derby full-back, who is in line to start next Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Austria with Coleman recovering from a double leg fracture, fired home his second senior worldwide goal on the way to a morale-boosting 3-1 win at the Aviva Stadium.

Author: 0 Kabul funeral explosions leave at least six dead

The funeral was for Salim Ezadyar, son of a senior Afghan parliamentarian, who was killed in clashes Friday between police and protestors who were demanding greater security. All roads toward the palace and nearby diplomatic areas were blocked on Saturday by police and there was limited movement of vehicles and people. Most of the casualties from the truck bombing were civilians, including women and children.

Sports India make 319-3 against Pakistan in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 India make 319-3 against Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Kohli's master-class from 68 balls helped India post 3-319 in their 48 overs , after their innings had desperately needed a spark. Pakistan were never in the chase as their openers made a sluggish start in the face of some disciplined bowling by the Indian pacers.

Sports Stampede injuries in Turin after false alarm panics football fans
Author: 0 Stampede injuries in Turin after false alarm panics football fans

It was initially reported in Italian media that 30-40 people were injured but that number has risen rapidly to 200 and now 400. Italian football journalist Tancredo Palmeri is now Persicoping from the site, and has referred to a "stampede", and can be heard saying that "it is not clear what it is happening".

Sports India trounce Pakistan amid Edgbaston showers
Author: 0 India trounce Pakistan amid Edgbaston showers

Pandya, who walked in at the fall of Yuvraj's wicket, just continued from he had left off in the warm-up game against Bangladesh a few days ago, hammering three sixes off the first three balls of the final over. The dismissal triggered jeers from Indian fans. Jadeja gathered the ball at point and threw in one movement, directly hitting the stumps with the batsman far away.

Sports Penguins lose special teams battle, game to Nashville
Author: 0 Penguins lose special teams battle, game to Nashville

When NHL veteran Vernon Fiddler heard on February 4 that the New Jersey Devils had traded him to the Nashville Predators , a variety of thoughts went through his head. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury swept the fish toward the bench with his stick, the first of three catfish tossed before the game started. Nick Bonino (lower body) said that he's still day-to-day after skating briefly on Sunday.

Sports Del Potro saddened by Almagro 'agony'
Author: 0 Del Potro saddened by Almagro 'agony'

But despite naming the Argentine as one of the world's top players, Murray believes he has all the tools to progress when they meet on Saturday. Del Potro had also gone to the Spaniard's aid when he had collapsed at the back of the court, weeping, just moments earlier.

Author: 0 Richard Jefferson: Cavs have no need for major changes after Game 1

ET, ABC). Full disclosure, it did take James 33 more games than Jordan to score the most points in postseason play. The same number of times it took James to win his first, but in those six tries he made it twice. Chicago-based coach Ronel Leuterio, also the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Davao Chapter chief operations officer, said Kevin Durant was the main difference this series .

Sports Djokovic sinks Ramos-Vinolas to reach Paris quarters
Author: 0 Djokovic sinks Ramos-Vinolas to reach Paris quarters

Rafael Nadal lost just one game in a ruthless display to reach the last-16 at Roland Garros on Thursday, while Novak Djokovic had to step up his game to go through in five sets. However, unseeded pair Paes and Martina Hingis went down to fourth seeds Katarina Srebotnik of Slovakia and Raven Klaasen of South Africa 4-6, 6-1, 2-10 in a first round match of mixed doubles.

Sports Johnson, Yedlin, Wood return to US lineup vs Venezuela
Author: 0 Johnson, Yedlin, Wood return to US lineup vs Venezuela

Overall, it was a very gutty and inspired performance from Venezuela in particular, who looked lively throughout the match and deserved the result. This is no ordinary exhibition soccer game for the United States . "We just played too slow, we played too much East-West, and it was because our spacing was poor".

Author: 0 Golf roundup: Dufner bounces back to win Memorial

He opened Sunday four shots off the lead, but he made up ground late in the day. But he kept his composure through two rain delays and closed with a 4-under 68 for a total of 275 to get that handshake with host and fellow OH native Jack Nicklaus.

Author: 0 Kerr says he will coach Warriors for remainder of Finals

Kerr said he decided Sunday morning that he is able to return to coaching for the first time since Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs against Portland. That dropped to 94.8 in last year's seven-game classic. So while he was tweeting Thursday about Santa Claus and Australian Rules Football, Durant was dunking on the sort of nonexistent defense typically seen at an All-Star Game and not the NBA Finals .

Sports CT 2017: Win over Pakistan emphatic start for title defence, says Yuvraj
Author: 0 CT 2017: Win over Pakistan emphatic start for title defence, says Yuvraj

In spite of both the teams scheduled to bat for 48 overs , Pakistan's target will be 324, five more than India's actual total of 319 in their 48 overs . Shehzad and Babar Azam made negligible contributions before being picked off by Bhuveneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav and Shoaib Malik was brilliantly run out by Ravindra Jadeja after a promising start.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo: "The numbers don't lie"

Cardiff - Cristiano Ronaldo continued on writing history by scoring twice in the Champions League final on Saturday, making Real Madrid the first team to retain the European title in the league era. We've won trophies and of course, it is one of the best moments of my career - I have the opportunity to say this every year but it's true. The Wales worldwide was a second-half substitute on Saturday as Madrid claimed their second Champions League triumph in as many seasons with a 4-1 ...

Author: 0 Tennis players react to Real Madrid win over Juventus!

His display also made the Madrid fans who have previously whistled him look all the more absurd. "Now he is the best coach in the world". "Let me congratulate my boys for what they've done this season", said Allegri, whose side were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 final in Berlin.