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Author: 0 Qatar foreign minister calls for calm as diplomatic crisis spirals

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani spoke by telephone overnight with his counterpart in Kuwait, which has maintained diplomatic ties with Qatar, and made a decision to postpone a speech to the Qatari people as requested. The nations also said they planned to cut air and sea traffic. In a speech broadcast on the Doha-based satellite channel Al-Jazeera in the early hours, foreign minister Abdul Rahman also called for "a dialogue of openness and honesty" to resolve the crisis.

Author: 0 Australia and New Zealand draw after play abandoned

Williamson's 100 off 97 balls anchored a New Zealand innings that promised a lot more, but Australia found their groove in the closing overs to take the final seven wickets for 37 runs. As the rain kept falling, it left the officials no choice but to declare the match a No Result and both sides claim 1 point. Australia had just one warm-up match since arriving in England, with the only two days of rain the squad have experienced since arriving more than two weeks ago being at Edgbaston when ...

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz: Markelle Fultz will only work out for Boston

The meetings will go a long ways in determining whether the Celtics select Fultz. As thoroughly as Boston intends to research the rest of the draft, major mock drafts agree Fultz will likely land in Boston. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The 2017 NBA Draft is upon us, and the Celtics have the first pick. Fultz averaged 23.2 points and 5.9 assists per game, in addition to shooting 41.3 percent from 3-point range - all of this despite playing on a team with little talent beyond the ...

Sports Lions OT Decker has shoulder surgery, out indefinitely
Author: 0 Lions OT Decker has shoulder surgery, out indefinitely

Caldwell did not have a possible timetable for recovery, saying the team would provide an update during training camp - but that Decker would be out for the rest of OTAs and minicamp. Decker participated in the Lions' open organized team activity last Wednesday. "So it's low-stress, from that standpoint". You don't have that long interview process, where you're traveling constantly and sleeping in different hotel beds, and you're not sleeping that well.

Author: 0 Cavs ignore last year's comeback after 0-2 NBA Finals hole

The NBA Finals will continue Wednesday as the Warriors travel to Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena for their first road game of the series. In Game 1 , Cleveland even went so far as to let Durant streak to the rim uncontested in transition rather than give Curry or Thompson a wide-open look from three.

Author: 0 Bonino tests injured foot, scratched in Game 4

He deserves a more luxurious spot after scoring the decisive goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday in the 4-1 victory that brought the Stanley Cup Final even at two games each. "Obviously, it's hard to win when you score one goal, but having said that, I thought tonight of all the games we played, we generated the most chances and the highest quality", Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said.

Author: 0 Predators top Penguins, even Stanley Cup Final at 2

Sidney Crosby , of all people, broke in alone off a sharp pass from defenseman Brian Dumoulin to tie it just 66 seconds later with a insane fake of Rinne that had people thinking Crosby was back. They've controlled the lowest rate of shot attempts on home ice, 46 percent, of any team in these playoffs. Choose your own narrative but the future will influence it.

Author: 0 Dufner roars back to win Memorial by three strokes

The 40-year-old held the lead going into the weekend at Muirfield Village before a Saturday 77 left him four-shots adrift to start the final round. Jason Dufner reacts after a birdie on the 12th hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio .

Author: 0 The World May Never Hear the LeBron James-Kevin Durant Rap Collaboration

A source told ESPN that Durant raps the first verse of the track, James takes the second and Durant comes back to finish the song off on the last verse. Durant gave the finishing touch and also provided the instrumentals. One individual who listened said it was "a quality track" and added that the lyrics were "surprisingly well-crafted and delivered".

Author: 0 Curry, Durant lead Warriors over Cavaliers in NBA Finals Game 2

Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 finals but were 2-0 and then 3-1 up a year ago, only to let their lead slip as the Cavaliers won their first National Basketball Association title. "We know this is far from over". "His defense was awesome, and we needed it especially with Draymond out", Kerr said of Durant. While the Warriors are looking strong they will no doubt be keen to keep their foot on the gas.

Sports Thank you, John Terry
Author: 0 Thank you, John Terry

John Terry was given a mid-game guard of honour as he left the field. As a Chelsea supporter since 2001, it makes me tear knowing John Terry has played his final game at Stamford Bridge. "Thank you will never be enough but I will be coming back here one day and I love you all from the bottom of my heart", he said, his voice cracking.

Sports Sehwag sends 'two-line resume' to BCCI for India coach job
Author: 0 Sehwag sends 'two-line resume' to BCCI for India coach job

Kumble's contract as head coach will end post-India's campaign at the Champions Trophy and the BCCI has already invited applications for the position. "After all it will be the first time he is set to appear for the interview", a source told a leading newspaper. And Sehwag seems to have applied the same formula while sending his application for the coveted job.

Author: 0 LeBron James And Kevin Durant Recorded Unreleased Rap Track

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are dominating on the court as they try to inch their respective teams closer to obtaining the Larry O'Brien trophy, but what may surprise some is that they used to be brief teammates dominating in the studio.

Author: 0 Australia chasing 183 victory target for win vs Australia

Whether it's with Ronchi or Tom Latham - still working his way back from a foot injury - makes little difference to Guptill's approach, which he said had become a little more aggressive since Brendon McCullum's retirement. The umpires finally called off the match at 9:15pm local time (0145 hrs IST). He is now joint-third fastest overall with Indian captain Virat Kohli.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia restrict Bangladesh to low total

The Black Caps, who won the tournament in 2000, kept the same team from its opening Group A match against Australia , which was abandoned with no result because of rain. "I guess we've just got to beat England ". He added: "We can't let that dictate the way we play". "For us it's a must-win game". "We have to beat England and then I think we're through".

Sports Wenger: Mbappe deserves the 'red carpet'
Author: 0 Wenger: Mbappe deserves the 'red carpet'

Boss Arsene Wenger has been spotted in Nice with chief executive Ivan Gazidis amid reports that the Gunners are preparing a bid for Mbappe which would blow their transfer record out of the water. 'You have Neymar [for the Ballon d'Or] in there certainly, maybe [Antoine] Griezmann can come in, you have Mbappe. If L'Equipe truly believed Arsenal are set to make a €140m offer for Kylian Mbappe , it would be on their Tuesday front page.

Author: 0 Warriors double National Basketball Association lead

We love his voice. Late Monday night, Spider Studios, a studio in OH that apparently recorded the song, released some video of the track as a teaser, and said that they'd release the whole thing if they hit a million retweets on the video.

Author: 0 Draymond Green: Kevin Durant Critics Will Only 'Remember a Ring'

Irving has struggled through two games and not been efficient, and a lot of that is due to Thompson. In Game 1 , Cleveland even went so far as to let Durant streak to the rim uncontested in transition rather than give Curry or Thompson a wide-open look from three.

Sports Rafael Nadal storms into quarter-final
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal storms into quarter-final

He is now in a record-equalling 11th quarter-final at Roland Garros and 31st at all the majors. Later defending champion Novak Djokovic eased into thquarter-finals after outclassing claycourt specialist Alberto Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (5) 6-1 6-3.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to take 2-0 lead

The Cavaliers put up a strong fight but still fell 132-113 in Game 2 of the National Basketball Association finals to the Golden State Warriors , a superteam who are starting to look - and this postseason literally are - unbeatable. But heading to Cleveland , we're going to have to be a lot smarter. Through two games, the Cavs have allowed 115.2 points per 100 possessions. "And they still beat us pretty good".

Author: 0 Episode 461 - NBA Finals Game 2 Review & Game 3 Preview

It felt like the wine and gold were constantly trying to close a 10-point gap. It was that level of leeway that was the basis of Golden State's pitch to Durant when the team met with him in free agency last July in the Hamptons. Thompson played in his 78th postseason game to pass Jeff Mullins for most in franchise history. It's hard to see there, but check out this angle.

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving vs. Stephen Curry

He won a title in 2015 with the Warriors but didn't win the MVP. The Warriors won that series in six games for the franchise's first title since 1975. He sat out Game 5, allowing the Cavs to rally. In the final three minutes of the fourth quarter, both teams were tied at 89 and neither side could buy a bucket.

Sports Andy Murray eases past Karen Khachanov into quarters
Author: 0 Andy Murray eases past Karen Khachanov into quarters

The Japanese star recovered from a terrible start to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in the French Open fourth round to reach a seventh Grand Slam quarter-final. Murray finished the match with 29 winners and just 14 unforced errors. Paris - Tennis legends John McEnroe and Goran Ivanisevic reckon Andy Murray has a good chance of making the final at Roland Garros .

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo explains his post-Champions League final haircut
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo explains his post-Champions League final haircut

While La Vecchia Signora made life hard for Los Blancos in a first half in which Mario Mandzukic cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener with a superb overhead kick, Zinedine Zidane's side turned on the style in the second half, with their dominance rewarded after goals by Casemiro , Ronaldo once more, and Marco Asensio.

Author: 0 Cavs' final straw only rests on Warriors' past Game 3 blues

Mabanglo/Pool Photo via AP). After watching the Warriors use a 13-2 run to help build a 102-88 lead by the end of the third quarter, the Cavaliers retained hope when they held Golden State to just one field goal in the first 2:08 of the fourth quarter.

Sports BREAKING Jeremy Corbyn says Theresa May must resign after London attack
Author: 0 BREAKING Jeremy Corbyn says Theresa May must resign after London attack

The terror attack in London comes as Corbyn has cut down the gap between his party and May's Conservatives to only one point, raising the stakes in the June 8 general election . "The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that the Met is well-resourced, and they are, and that they have very powerful counter-terrorism capabilities, and they do, we have protected counter-terrorism policing budgets", she told a press conference.

Sports NHL: Nashville coach asks fans to stop tossing catfish on ice
Author: 0 NHL: Nashville coach asks fans to stop tossing catfish on ice

Gaudreau scored what proved to be the game victor early in the second period but his wraparound goal was only awarded after a random horn sounded 35 seconds later to stop play and initiate a video review. It has scored on only 1 of 13 chances in the series. Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel , right, watches as a puck slides past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne , of Finland, Colton Sissons (10) and Ryan Ellis , left, during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey ...

Author: 0 Warriors storm past Cavs in Game 2

Better wasn't good enough. "The intention is to coach tonight and the rest of the series", said Kerr, who last coached in Game 2 of the Warriors' first-round playoff series against Portland. Love was fantastic, as well. With Curry and Thompson getting on track in Game 2, the Warriors look increasingly unstoppable. Wasting no time, he sprinted up the floor to initiate the offense.

Sports London mayor calls for Trump ban after tweetstorm
Author: 0 London mayor calls for Trump ban after tweetstorm

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said United Kingdom security and intelligence forces have stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack in March. Redouane left Ireland after the wedding and may have travelled to Morocco before settling in the UK. Britain's response to the terror threat must change, she said.

Author: 0 Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals

Del Potro's first set point came in the eighth game, up a break at 5-3, but he missed a return off Murray's 80 miles per hour (129 kph) second serve. But it was Del Potro who made the first breakthrough, with his powerful forehand helping him into a 3-1 lead.

Author: 0 Subban may be getting under Penguins' skin

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby tried to brush off the halitosis high jinks after being accused by Nashville Predators standout/provocateur P.K. Poile hired coach Peter Laviolette three years ago, and the coach brought in a system that allows everyone but the goalie to join the rush and try to score.

Sports Pakistan lose Riaz for Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Pakistan lose Riaz for Champions Trophy

Riaz was unable to complete his ninth over in the 124-run defeat by rivals India in their tournament opener on Sunday and will play no further part in the tournament. As a result, he needs more than two weeks to be healthy. Pakistan sent an official request to the International Cricket Council's ( ICC ) Technical Committee to allow them to replace the veteran left-armer and after approval from Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan, Raees was asked to join the team in England.

Author: 0 Harper, Strickland trade punches after HBP

This was the first time that the two players had played each other since the 2014 National League Division Series between the Nats and Giants where Harper hit two home runs off Strickland. He should be thinking about wearing the ring home every single night. ORIOLES 3, YANKEES 2 Dylan Bundy allowed two runs over seven innings and host Baltimore snapped a seven-game losing streak, defeating NY.

Sports Cristiano Sings 'Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or' During Real Madrid Celebrations
Author: 0 Cristiano Sings 'Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or' During Real Madrid Celebrations

Real Madrid 12th European Cup and third Champions League triumph in four years on Saturday, becoming the first team to retain the trophy in the competition's expanded format, demonstrated their power over the rest of Europe. Also forming part of Ronaldo's entourage at the final celebrations was family matriarch Dolores Aveiro. At 39, the World Cup victor was granted another chance to win the trophy of his dreams, a chance which came to a heartbreaking end.

Author: 0 Warriors putting on a show vs. Cavaliers

Curry and Kevin Durant tag-teamed the Warriors within two victories of another championship. "If these guys win two more games, the debate is over". A 3-pointer by Kyrie Irving kept the Cavaliers within 108-97 with 8:41 to go before Thompson, who shot 3-for-16 in Game 1, ignited the game-breaking run with a 3-pointer.

Sports Miss. State wins 4 games in 2 days to reach super regional
Author: 0 Miss. State wins 4 games in 2 days to reach super regional

Three of the Golden Eagles 10 hits on the night were home runs. The hot bats continued in the 6th, plating two runs from Brent Rooker's 22nd home run of the 2017 campaign, scoring Hunter Stovall. Rain pushed back a scheduled 1 p.m. game almost five hours, but when it did, MSU junior right-hander Jacob Billingsley threw the game of an injury-marred collegiate career.

Sports Modric believes Real can continue to dominate
Author: 0 Modric believes Real can continue to dominate

Juventus came out strong". Trailing 1-0, Juventus's Mario Mandzukic scored one of the best goals in the history of the final in the 27th minute. However, Zidane's side looked a different team in the second half, and the Frenchman has now revealed what he told his players at half-time.

Author: 0 Australia suffer heartbreak, match against Bangla abandoned

With a similar outcome from their first game against New Zealand , Australia have two points from two washouts and now have to beat England in their final group game to have a chance of making the semi-finals. We've got a completely new team, pretty much. While New Zealand are ranked No. 4 in ICC ODI Rankings, England are placed just a place below them.

Author: 0 We would have preferred to be in New Zealand's position - Smith

AUSTRALIA dodged a major Champions Trophy bullet after what skipper Steve Smith labelled one of the "worst" bowling performances he has seen at Edgbaston. "Let's hope it's rust and let's hope it's gone". Cummins, too, bounced back after going for 52 off his first five overs, and in his second and third spells joined in the slowdown party.

Sports Nishikori rallies from set down to make quarters
Author: 0 Nishikori rallies from set down to make quarters

Murray was barely tested in the fourth round, beating 21-year-old Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. I think I played the best match here in Roland Garros against Carla. "Actually I'm very bad with the memories, " Nishikori said. Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski stormed into the semi-finals of the mixed doubles event of the French Open with a straight-set upset win over the duo of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig of Croatia here yesterday.

Author: 0 Stephen Curry might have double-dribbled when he beat LeBron James

Now, as the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4, the immediate focus will not be on whether the Cavaliers can come back and win a second straight championship but whether the Warriors can do what once seemed unthinkable: finish the postseason 16-0.

Sports JJ Watt rips into NFL Top 100 ranking on Twitter after injury
Author: 0 JJ Watt rips into NFL Top 100 ranking on Twitter after injury

Watt didn't agree with his place on the list, quote tweeting the NFL Network's tweet about where he landed and questioning why he was at 35. Watt did miss most of the 2016 season due to a back injury that required a second surgery to fix, but when he's healthy, he's dominant.

Sports Wallace to become 1st black driver in Cup race since 2006
Author: 0 Wallace to become 1st black driver in Cup race since 2006

Wallace has five years of experience in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, and has five wins and 20 top-five finishes. However, Cars 3 sponsored him at Dover International Speedway and he will be competing in the XFINITY Series contest at Pocono Raceway, in addition to the Cup race.

Author: 0 Australia are now treating every game as a final-Smith

Bangladesh , who came into the tournament with a lot of expectations succumbed to a eight wicket defeat in the opening game against England with skipper Mashrafe Mortaza pointing out the desire for personal milestones costed them an additional to 20-30 runs.

Sports Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem - player profiles
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem - player profiles

We're not machines that can not think. That would be followed by Dominic Thiem facing Novak Djokovic . Courtside microphones picked up the nine-time champion saying, "You can keep giving me those warnings but you are not going to be in the chair for me again".

Author: 0 Senators consider using top prospect Colin White in Game 6

That [was] exactly the problem [in] the previous games. "I think that it's something that in the playoffs you have to get better and better to improve, and that's one area we've got make sure we improve on". The Senators gave the Pens fits in the first three games of the series , limiting them to just three goals. "It's about the ability to reload as fast as you can", Boucher said.

Sports Durant, Curry Again Lead Warriors To Rout Of Cavs
Author: 0 Durant, Curry Again Lead Warriors To Rout Of Cavs

Their leader and reigning NBA Coach of the Year assuming his usual courtside seat, Curry received a special request from Kerr: "to play with passion and play with joy", Curry shared. Curry provided the coach more than a glimpse of his greatness from up close after Kerr had been watching games from the locker room while speaking to his players beforehand and at halftime.

Sports Durant and Curry dominate for Game 2
Author: 0 Durant and Curry dominate for Game 2

Durant , who produces beats in his spare time, is believed to have provided the instrumentals. The issue for the Cavaliers is if they try to slow it down and make it a more defensive-oriented contest, the Warriors are an elite halfcourt defensive team.