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Author: 0 Rain rescues Australia in Champions Trophy

Ross Taylor of New Zealand plays to the leg side as wicketkeeper Matthew Wade looks on during the ICC Champions Trophy match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston. Josh Hazlewood was the wrecker-in-chief as New Zealand lost their last seven wickets for only 37 runs and failed to capitalise in the death overs.

Author: 0 Chelsea's Eden Hazard in London for surgery on fractured ankle

Eden Hazard has picked his solo goal against Arsenal as one of his favourite strikes of the season for Chelsea . The 26-year-old will have surgery after breaking his right ankle while on worldwide duty with Belgium . "To be honest, it's not my objective to score a specific amount of goals , I just want to win games", he continued. "What I know is that I still have a contract for 3 years at Chelsea ".

Sports LeBron James and Kevin Durant once recorded a rap song together
Author: 0 LeBron James and Kevin Durant once recorded a rap song together

It might sound far fetched, but according to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the two superstars collaborated on a hip hop song while working out together in Akron during the National Basketball Association lockout in 2011. Unfortunately, it's unclear exactly what the song is about or where it is being stashed, though it is believed that Durant provided the instrumentals for the track.

Author: 0 Predators finish off Ducks, advance to Stanley Cup final

Colton Sissons - With Ryan Johansen and Mike Fisher out of the lineup, Sissons stepped up and tallied a hat trick in a 6-3 Game Six win , sending Nashville to the Final. Nashville's magical run started by sweeping the West's No. 1 seed in Chicago. Goaltender Pekka Rinne , the Predators' longest tenured-player at 34, called the victory an fantastic feeling.

Sports Over 1500 football fans injured in Turin stampede
Author: 0 Over 1500 football fans injured in Turin stampede

Juventus fans watching the Champions League final rushed out of a Turin piazza in panic Saturday after witnesses reported being spooked by a loud sound. "The root cause of this was panic, to understand what triggered it we will have to wait a while", said Renato Saccone, the prefect of Turin . "I have had a spectacular end to the season".

Author: 0 David Wagner ready to seek Jurgen Klopp's advice on the Premier League

After winning promotion from the Championship , Huddersfield will have the cheapest season tickets in the Premier League next year. The expectancy for a similar impact could prove to provide a lot of pressure as the season unfolds for Farke, and it could be dealing with this expectancy and pressure that defines his time as Norwich City's first foreign manager.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Australia face Bangladesh in must-win contest

Rain came to the rescue for Australia as their Champions Trophy match against New Zealand was frustratingly abandoned as a no result at Edgbaston today. Mitchell Starc leaked 52 runs off his nine overs. Both teams received a point apiece for the no result from what was their opening match of the 2017 Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world´s top eight one-day global teams.

Author: 0 Harper | Steve Kerr's return to sidelines brings some normalcy back to Warriors

After the game James said that despite losing by 19 points, his team played better than in the first meeting. He's incredibly gracious with his time and willing to answer tough questions after losses.He just wants to do it at his locker.Windhorst is referring to the instances where a player has to stand around and wait for either a preceding press conference to end or a teammate to join him, like how Kevin Durant waited for Stephen Curry after Game 1.

Sports 49ers sign veteran pass rusher Elvis Dumervil
Author: 0 49ers sign veteran pass rusher Elvis Dumervil

It will be interesting to see where Dumervil finds a spot on the 49er defense, but regardless of where he lines up he could serve as a good mentor for the young pass-rushers the 49ers have taken in recent first rounds - Arik Armstead , DeForest Buckner and Solomon Thomas .

Sports Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez to be held in Las Vegas
Author: 0 Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez to be held in Las Vegas

De La Hoya, who promotes Mexican star Alvarez, predicted an explosive fight. "September 16! The fight you've been craving for", the company added. Canelo , GGG announce fight set for September 16 It took more than a year to get scheduled, but Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin announced that their long-awaited showdown is on, as they've signed on to fight September 16.

Sports 3 unnamed MSU football players in sexual assault case will be
Author: 0 3 unnamed MSU football players in sexual assault case will be

His contract was not renewed last week. Siemon's decision came almost four months after the university announced that its police department was investigating three players for a reported sexual assault. You can read it by clicking the link at the beginning of this story. The three players were suspended from team activities and removed from on-campus housing until the end of the investigation, police said.

Author: 0 Apple aims to 'reinvent home music' with HomePod smart speaker

Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes. The company has pitched HomePod first and foremost as a music player. Or if someone texts you about owing money, it will ask if you want to pay from your Apple Pay account. Then again, you might wonder if its "smart" capabilities are being downplayed due to Siri just not being as advanced as its competitors.

Author: 0 More London attack detentions in hunt for accomplices

After avoiding several attempts by reporters to get her to condemn the US president for openly criticizing Khan in a series of tweets hours after the attack at London Bridge that killed seven people and left dozens injured, May was asked what it would take for her to criticize Trump.

Author: 0 Eden Hazard sends message to Chelsea fans about Arsenal

The Belgian's injury means he will miss Chelsea's game against Arsenal in the Community Shield on August 6 and then the opening few weeks of the new season, where the Blues will look to successfully defend their title. Hazard won't be available for Belgium's qualifying matches against Estonia and Gibraltar as well as the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season with Chelsea .

Author: 0 Governor Hogan waves the Green flag for the Coca-Cola 600

A year ago, Truex Jr. set records by leading 392 of the 400 laps on his way to trouncing the field in his Coca-Cola 600 win. Kurt Busch, Erik Jones , Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman were sixth through ninth with Dale Earnhardt Jr . He comes into today's race with 6/1 odds and he has a driver rating of 104.8 at Charlotte , which is second in the field. "It would certainly mean a lot", he said on Thursday.

Sports Murray registers 650th match win to enter quarters
Author: 0 Murray registers 650th match win to enter quarters

He said: "Terrible tragedy in London, also in Manchester only six or seven days ago". It was the first time all tournament Murray has looked in complete control, and if he can continue along that tack it could see him return to the final, where he lost to Novak Djokovic previous year.

Author: 0 Warriors rout Cavs, take 2-0 lead in finals

Ever in search of a wisecrack, Kerr took a moment to acknowledge interim coach Mike Brown, who had coached the Warriors without a single crisis since Game 2 of the first-round Portland series. Cleveland rallied to win last year's series in seven games. That duo is showing no signs of letting up and with Klay Thompson doing his defensive job on Kyrie Irving , the Cavs only have Kevin Love , who had an admirable 27 in Game 2, to turn to after that.

Sports No Filipino hurt in Kabul blast - PH embassy in Pakistan
Author: 0 No Filipino hurt in Kabul blast - PH embassy in Pakistan

The explosion, which Kabul residents compared to an quake, damaged several embassies in the area, which houses diplomatic and government buildings and is replete with check points and armed security guards. President Ghani earlier said the time has come to take a decision on national level against the terrorist groups waging war and violence in Afghanistan to destabilize the country and the region based on the instructions of the foreign intelligence in an undeclared war.

Author: 0 LeBron's triple-double not nearly enough for Cavaliers

Once again, the Cavaliers got solid performances by their Big Three. The Cavaliers' James came out strong, with 18 first half points. "We made runs - we cut it to four at one point and then they went on quick 9-0 run or 12-0 run - that's what they do", lamented LeBron after the loss.

Author: 0 Kerr returns to coach Warriors after missing 11 National Basketball Association games

Thompson played in his 78th postseason, most in franchise history. Steve Kerr got a front-row seat again for the show, delighted to be back on the bench witnessing those signature moments he has seen so many times before. The lead was back up to 12 by the Warriors within a couple of minutes (and Channing Frye got rejected at the rim twice in that stretch). Smiling, cracking jokes and looking more comfortable than he has in recent weeks, Kerr declared himself ready to be back on the ...

Author: 0 Warriors head coach Steve Kerr to coach Game 2

Because of that, the Cavaliers fell into the 0-2 deficit in the best-of-seven series with a 132-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of The Finals, which was played in front of a capacity crowd of 19,596 raucous fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland , California, Sunday night.

Author: 0 Now adding to Cleveland's woes: Klay Thompson's shot is back

James was equally spectacular with his own triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, but yet again didn't get almost enough help to keep up with Golden State's depth despite Kevin Love's 27 points and 19 from Kyrie Irving . Cleveland has been in this position before obviously, but with Durant playing at such a high level, it appears it will be an even tougher challenge than a year ago for the Cavs to come back in the series.

Author: 0 'Wanted to give Dinesh Karthik a longer run,' says skipper Virat Kohli

Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman has backed the Virat Kohli-led side to not only beat arch-rivals Pakistan in their Champions Trophy opener but to defend the coveted title as well. England were already an unbeatable 2-0 up in the three-match series against South Africa and although Morgan was glad the reverse had come before the Champions Trophy rather than during the tournament, it remains a worry.

Author: 0 Departing champion Muguruza breaks down in tears

Mladenovic, a finalist in Stuttgart and Madrid, has been bothered by back problems but the crowd spurred her on in what she called a "dramatic" first round and an "epic" third round. But Muguruza said should she felt the crowd lacked respect at times. Meanwhile, Seven-time Grand Slam victor Venus Williams' defeat in the hands of Swiss Timea Bacsinszky meant that a new major champion will be crowned in Paris on Saturday.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr returns to fix what isn't broken with the Warriors

Through two games of the 2017 Finals, the occasionally volatile Green has kept his composure so f. What has been most impressive is the ease with how Durant is scoring that only makes it seem bleaker that the Cavaliers have a chance to get back into the series.

Sports Larson wins Dover Xfinity race
Author: 0 Larson wins Dover Xfinity race

The fast-food restaurant chain was Yarborough's sponsor, although a young Johnson didn't realize that. Oh, Yarborough won - 83 times. "He just took off better than me". But for the 11th time in his career, Jimmie Johnson tamed the Monster Mile and Truex settled for third behind Larson. "He just has, obviously, a lot more experience than I do out on the front row late in races and executed a lot better than I did".

Author: 0 Warriors Sock Cavs in Game 2, Take Command in NBA Finals

He coached the Warriors to their first championship since moving West in 1975 and watched as a team ambassador as Golden State captured its first title since then two years ago. "We forced them to 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good, so we have to be much better". "There's an old saying, 'You don't miss the water 'til the well runs dry, '" the 80-year-old Attles said after receiving the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sports Highlights of French Open ninth day
Author: 0 Highlights of French Open ninth day

However, Khachanov had never previously faced a player ranked in the world's top six and was up against an opponent who kept his focus throughout. Andrey Kuznetsov and Martin Klizan both looked like they were chances to beat Murray in the first two rounds at different points with a couple of close tie-breaker sets proving the difference, particularly against Klizan.

Author: 0 Roland Garros to have new women's singles champion

Fifth seed Svitolina of Ukraine is also safely through to the fourth round after beating Poland's Magda Linette 6-4, 7-5. "I mean, I noticed once - and I think it was bad - when they kind of screamed between her first and second serve, but that's because they thought it's a double fault because the first serve was a let or something".

Author: 0 Comfortable wins for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal at French Open

Not only did the Frenchman lose in the first round, he also refused a handshake from his opponent. - Spaniard Fernando Verdasco beat young German Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 to set up a second round encounter with Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo haircut was to fulfil Champions League promise
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo haircut was to fulfil Champions League promise

Former Tottenham star Bale won his third Champions League winner's medal in four seasons as Real swept aside Juventus 4-1 in his home city of Cardiff on Saturday night. Bale, who becomes the only sixth player to win the Champions League at his hometown, believes they are a special squad. Bale made just 17 league starts for Madrid in 2016-17 after undergoing ankle surgery late past year.

Author: 0 State of Origin opener pulls in huge ratings for Nine

Queensland's coach, Kevin Walters, faces huge pressure to bring in some new blood after his team slumped to a record loss on 31 May. Malone also said the Telstra Tracker, which debuted last night, could be rolled out in the NRL finals series and become a regular fixture of next season's NRL coverage.

Sports Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State
Author: 0 Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

When asked what his future held, Matta said , "Never say never", but that he is focused foremost on getting healthy, and get his body "back where I can be serviceable". I don't know. I just felt as if I was to de-commit, actually take my time, figure everything out it would just be a lot better". Earlier today, it was reported that Thad Matta would get one more season as Ohio State's basketball coach before retiring.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Best OPPO Moments from Sri Lanka-South Africa game

All of a sudden, the Proteas had Sri Lanka at 117/4 and with so many overs in the bank for Tahir, they must have felt they were on top. Upul Tharanga has recently come back to the side and has been preferred over Dinesh Chandimal as the stand-in captain for Sri Lanka .

Sports Manchester United miss out as Antoine Griezmann commits to Atletico Madrid
Author: 0 Manchester United miss out as Antoine Griezmann commits to Atletico Madrid

The forward was expected by many to leave Spain in the upcoming transfer window, but things have taken a U-turn as the Spanish club saw their transfer ban being upheld, meaning they can not make any signings until January 2018. Atlético can not recruit. With my sporting adviser, Eric Olhats , we made a decision to stay. Atletico immediately described the CAS ruling as unfair and said it would cause "irreparable damage" to the club.

Sports Huddersfield Town put Premier League season tickets on sale for just £100
Author: 0 Huddersfield Town put Premier League season tickets on sale for just £100

As Huddersfield and their 39,000 fans celebrated victory and promotion to the Premier League , Reading's players had to take the despair of defeat in a shoot-out they at one stage led 3-1. "I think we did ourselves proud". The Australia global helped to pull the strings in midfield for the Terriers as they took on Reading in the Championship play-off final.

Author: 0 Muguruza breaks down in tears, blasts 'disrespectful' crowd

Will turnabout be fair play for Mladenovic, when time comes? Virtually forced out of tennis because of string of injuries, the Croat returned the fourth round of a major for the first time in five years. I mean, Stan (Wawrinka ) is doing unbelievable at the French. Obviously they are excited. I just think it was a tricky round. Mladenovic denied that Muguruza had been treated unfairly, saying "I don't think that they crossed the line".

Sports French Open 2017: Jamie Murray out of doubles in quarter-finals
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Jamie Murray out of doubles in quarter-finals

Last year's finalist could bounce back immediately after suffering two breaks in the third set. "I appreciate everyone still coming out to support us and I'm grateful I can perform in front of you". But the 30-year-old - despite being broken on a couple of occasions - was never truly troubled and a combination of brilliant defensive work and a superior clinical edge meant Murray booked a last-eight meeting with either Kei Nishikori or Fernando Verdasco.

Author: 0 Benintendi hits two homers as Red Sox earn split in Baltimore

On Friday, the Baltimore Orioles had won the first two of a four-game series with the Boston Red Sox . Porcello labored through a 31-pitch first inning but the Red Sox cut the lead in half on a Sandoval homer in the top of the third. "Winning those first two games and trying to take a shot at those two guys [pitchers David Price and Chris Sale], that's a big challenge", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors' second half explosion gives them 2-0 lead

Golden State holds a 2-0 lead in the Finals. Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland , Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017. Curry wore his emotions for everybody to see, willing the unblemished Warriors even when Cleveland went on a third-quarter run after that play. Thompson converted an inbounds play into a hoop and Durant scored on a drive.

Author: 0 Garbine Muguruza clashes with Roland-Garros crowd

Anointed as the player to take over Williams' mantle, Muguruza has subsequently failed to reach a single final at any tournament. I mean, I love playing here. About an hour after Muguruza's exit, seven-time major champion Williams lost to 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 at Court Philippe Chatrier.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger renews contract with Arsenal until 2019

Although fellow Gunners legend Martin Keown believes the club must sell star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil , Adams believes the loss of the two would lead to a collapse next term and expects their rivals to strengthen even further.

Sports Nadal wants time out from referees over slow play
Author: 0 Nadal wants time out from referees over slow play

Defending champion Novak Djokovic will also become an 11-time quarter-finalist in Paris if he defeats Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a match played this morning (Singapore time ). "There's no easy match in a Grand Slam quarter-final, it will be very hard for both of us", said Djokovic of his upcoming challenge. Djokovic now meets No.

Author: 0 Majestic Luka Modric the key to Real Madrid's Champions League final turnaround

He scored six goals in his last nine games and kept on impressive in all the cameos he got for Real Madrid but despite that Gareth Bale , Alvaro Morata and Marco Asensio got the nod ahead of him on the Real Bench. Thousands of fans had gathered to watch the Champions League final on a giant screen in San Carlo Square. The squad has been great, and it's been good for me individually too.

Sports Nishikori thanks rain after sinking plucky Chung
Author: 0 Nishikori thanks rain after sinking plucky Chung

Once the decisive set began, Nishikori's aggressive play and accuracy became the theme, with the bulk of points being determined by either his winners or unforced errors. It was really fast and good strokes. So it was a great experience for me, and a great honour to play against Kei . The experienced 27-year-old, in his 100th Tour-level clay-court match, recovered his composure in time though, taking more risks and playing the angles to stretch Chung.

Sports Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's Champions League celebrations
Author: 0 Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's Champions League celebrations

Click through the gallery above to see UEFA's Champions League Squad of the Season . Zidane's cool demeanour has helped Madrid cope with the intense pressure at the Bernabeu and now, just 17 months into his reign, he is reaping the rewards as Real celebrate a first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958.

Author: 0 False start leaves Australia no margin for error in Champions Trophy

We're usually involved in series, where you kind of get into games and, hopefully, improve throughout. Williamson, on whose slender shoulders the Kiwi batting rests, stroked himself to a free-flowing 100 (97b, 8x4, 3x6), first combining with the unsafe Luke Ronchi (65, 43b, 9x4, 3x6) and then partnering with former skipper Ross Taylor (46, 58b, 6x4) to help New Zealand post a challenging 291 all out in 45 overs.

Author: 0 Warriors again are too much for Cavaliers

Thompson's lack of production has been particularly glaring considering how big a role he played the past two seasons, averaging a double-double in the Finals each of those years. "He does so much for us on the defensive end, his presence just on the floor as a threat to shoot, even if he doesn't get an attempt up". But these Warriors are leaps and bounds better than last year's crew, and "King James" might have to relinquish his crown.

Sports Mooy amazed by Huddersfield's 'fairytale' year
Author: 0 Mooy amazed by Huddersfield's 'fairytale' year

Juric, who is in Adelaide for Australia's crucial World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, also considers the midfield duo to be great advertisements for the A-League's ability to develop talent. "When I first knew I was coming to Huddersfield we looked into everything about the club and where they finished a year ago. But the people I feel most proud of is you guys", he told the supporters.