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Sports Jimmie Johnson Wins 11th Race at Dover 83rd of Career
Author: 0 Jimmie Johnson Wins 11th Race at Dover 83rd of Career

Defending race victor Erik Jones was forced out after 100 laps because of engine failure. A year later, Larson had no concerns about adhering to an unwritten race code. "I really thought when I walked through the doors I was going to Cale Yarborough's race shop", Johnson said. Unbelievable day, he added. This is also his 83rd career victory, tying him with Cale Yarborough for 6th all-time on the NASACR Cup circuit.

Author: 0 Interesting facts about the India-Pakistan match

Chasing a revised target of 289 runs in 41 overs, Pakistan were bundled out for 164 runs with Wahab Riaz not coming to bat because of an injury he sustained during India's innings. An impatient Yuvraj Singh struck eight fours and one six in a 32-ball 53 to hurry the innings along when needed, and was named player of the match for doing so.

Sports Tottenham star Christian Eriksen flirts with Barcelona transfer
Author: 0 Tottenham star Christian Eriksen flirts with Barcelona transfer

Eriksen played a huge role in helping Tottenham finish second in the Premier League behind Chelsea and is said to be one of many players being tracked by Barcelona. 'I still have a contract with Tottenham for a few more years'. 'But there is a difference between just monitoring a player and concrete interest.

Author: 0 What makes Warriors so potent? Kevin Durant now 'a monster defensively'

So far, there have been a total of 84 personal fouls called through the first two games of the series, with Cleveland and Golden State netting 68 collective points from the charity stripe. Smith didn't attempt many shots in Cleveland's playoff run through the Eastern Conference, but he hit almost 45 percent of his threes and played passable defense for the Cavs to get here.

Sports Morata scores late as Spain draws with Colombia in friendly
Author: 0 Morata scores late as Spain draws with Colombia in friendly

David Silva gave Spain a first-half lead before Edwin Cardona capitalised on poor defending to equalise and Colombia's all-time leading scorer Radamel Falcao put the South Americans in front with his 26th global goal. Colombia had superstars of their own to call upon too as James Rodriguez , Falcao and Juan Cuadrado - the latter of whom was sent off in that Champions League final - all started, but it was Spain who began the match on top.

Sports Kyle Walker ignoring speculation over Tottenham Hotspur future
Author: 0 Kyle Walker ignoring speculation over Tottenham Hotspur future

I'm an England player now and we've got to concentrate on these games. Saturday's opponents Scotland are fourth in the group and six points behind the Three Lions. 'I don't ever say a bad word or wish bad on him because it's more about the team rather than individual performances. "They'll be very, very good at defending, we played them in the semi-final of the U19 Euros and they knocked us out", said the 20-year-old.

Author: 0 Atlético's Griezmann: "It would be a dirty move to leave now"

Atletico's appeal against a transfer ban for breaching Federation Internationale de Football Association rules over the signing of minors was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. "It's a hard moment for the club, for my teammates", Griezmann said. "We've got another good season ahead". This put in the spanner in the works for Atletico who had lined up a move for Lyon striker and Griezmann's France team mate Alexandre Lacazette.

Sports Real Madrid end interest in Man Utd star
Author: 0 Real Madrid end interest in Man Utd star

The Europa League victor have generated 60 million pounds more than both Spanish giants Barcelona and Madrid, the Mirror reported. The success of Manchester United's commercial strategy is emphasised in the massive revenue gap of $77 million - the different between Manchester United and both Barcelona and Real Madrid .

Author: 0 Queensland red-faced after Origin drubbing

NSW Blues prop Andrew Fifita has won the man-of-the-match award in Game I of the State of Origin after a dominant display from the Sharks behemoth. That victory was NSW biggest win ever in Origin history. Making his first appearance for NSW since 2014, Hayne picked up nearly right where he left off with an impressive display. "It's very disappointing", he said after Wednesday night's match.

Sports Halep pulls off great escape to join Pliskova in semis
Author: 0 Halep pulls off great escape to join Pliskova in semis

Halep says: "I need to play again, because I lost that final in Rome with the injury". And on clay I never won against her, so it was a really good match. Just last month, Halep lost to Svitolina - who leads the tour in titles and match wins in 2017 - in the final of the Italian Open . Soon, the Romanian earned another set-bol - this time the cable is treacherous for Svitolina played in favor of her opponent.

Author: 0 Durant dominates as Warriors push lead to 2-0

It was Durant's fifth, final and most emphatic block, serving as the punctuation point of the Golden State Warriors' 132-113 Game 2 win, sending them to Cleveland with a commanding 2-0 series lead. "We've been in this position before", said Thompson. While the Warriors are looking strong they will no doubt be keen to keep their foot on the gas.

Author: 0 Benintendi leads the way as Sox salvage series split

Johnson fell down after delivering a pitch in the second inning Saturday in Durham, N.C. It was his first start since the previous weekend's gem at Fenway Park, and it was meant to be a tune-up before a return to the big leagues to replace Rodriguez .

Sports Juventus coach Allegri extends contract through 2020
Author: 0 Juventus coach Allegri extends contract through 2020

The deal comes just four days after Juve lost 4-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff , prompting speculation the manager might leave the Turin-based side. "Two UCL finals in three years and fifth place in the UEFA ranking are clear testament to this". The 49-year-old's deal was due to expire at the end of next season, but he has made a decision to stay put for two additional years.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers hope home cooking leads to success in NBA Finals

Already gumming up Cleveland's attack with his wandering-albatross wingspan encroaching into the passing lanes, Durant got pressed into duty at center by Draymond Green's foul trouble Sunday. Golden State's break-neck speed on offense has been a sight to behold. The rosters are loaded with guys who have performed well in critical postseason moments, up to and including The Finals.

Author: 0 Coach back on track

Durant wants to prove he's a champion after years of big numbers but no titles while Curry and others want to prove last year's finals loss to Cleveland , when the Cavaliers rallied from 3-1 down to win in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history , was a bump in the road for a dynasty team.

Sports America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind
Author: 0 America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind

Team New Zealand pitches forward during the semi-final. "I don't think the wing will be a big issue at all", skipper Ben Ashby said. "One loss and one win - considering the conditions today, we are happy with that". The Japanese team now have a two-race lead in their best-of-nine series. "They changed from their reserve wing, to their race wing which they were preserving for the America's Cup , and expedited their return to the course to do two more races".

Author: 0 Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly retires after 18 seasons

Switzer's reaction is completely understandable. Stoops quickly returned Oklahoma to national prominence, winning a national championship in his second season with a win over Florida State. Carol and I intend on staying in Norman - it is our home. Riley, also considered an up-and-comer in the coaching profession, inherits a program that returns quarterback Baker Mayfield, a Heisman finalist last season .

Author: 0 Mladenovic defeats reigning champion Muguruza at French Open

She nearly pulled out of her first match but her condition improved afterwards, although the 24-year-old, who will be playing her first fourth-round match at Roland Garros, said her back is still stiff. Venus Williams , Svetlana Kuznetsova , Samantha Stosur and Garbiñe Muguruza , the defending champion, lost Sunday, leaving a dozen women in contention who have never won a major - four in the quarterfinals and eight awaiting Monday's fourth-round matches.

Sports England confident to topple NZ and reach Champions Trophy semis
Author: 0 England confident to topple NZ and reach Champions Trophy semis

England can secure their spot in the semi-finals with a victory over New Zealand on Tuesday but they would no doubt take great pleasure in also ensuring the Australians don't progress to the final four. Besides, Trent Boult (1/56) and Mitchell Santner (1/54) picked up a wicket each for New Zealand . "I think if we're truly going to be contenders for this tournament, we need to beat the best teams - and Australia are one of the best teams", he said.

Author: 0 Coca-Cola 600 sets (extra) stage for playoff push

Childress said the moment didn't sink in until he looked up at the board after the race. "To have my grandson [win] just makes it that more special". This was one of those moments that will live on in history no matter how many more times Dillon takes the checkered flag in the No.

Author: 0 Critics are drowning 'Baywatch' in bad reviews

According to most of the critics, there is an over-portrayal of red swimsuit-clad playmates running along the sandy coast of the beaches. Action man Dwayne Johnson helped his female Baywatch co-stars avoid awkward wedgies on set by introducing them to a substance known as "butt glue".

Author: 0 Kerber makes history, crashes out in first round

Kvitova, who is returning from a lengthy lay-off after a harrowing knife attack at her home in December, defeated American Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-2 in a match that lasted for one hour and 33 minutes. Kvitova, twice a Wimbledon singles champion, told the crowd in an interview on the court that she was glad she made a decision to play in the tournament and addressed her parents and brother in the guest box, saying, "Thank you for everything you helped me through this hard time".

Author: 0 America's Cup Boat Capsize Spectacularly-But Team Still Leads Semifinal

Britain will resume their bid to reach the final on Bermuda's Great Sound later on Wednesday, although high winds could force another postponement. New Zealand were working through the night to fix the damage to the boat, which is worth around £7million, and will be praying for extra time to complete the job.

Sports Nashville Predators win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, 4-1
Author: 0 Nashville Predators win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, 4-1

The kid gets a healthy scratch's locker for the game but it looks like he should have one at all times. A close-range shot from Craig Smith couldn't get past Penguins goalie Matt Murray , but Jarnkrok was nearby to corral the rebound and cash in with 5:09 left.

Sports Nashville Predators win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, 4-1
Author: 0 Nashville Predators win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, 4-1

The kid gets a healthy scratch's locker for the game but it looks like he should have one at all times. A close-range shot from Craig Smith couldn't get past Penguins goalie Matt Murray , but Jarnkrok was nearby to corral the rebound and cash in with 5:09 left.

Author: 0 Cavaliers could use more from Kyrie Irving as series shifts to Cleveland

When Irving does begin to make his move, Durant funnels him towards Draymond Green underneath the rim while Shaun Livingston covers Richard Jefferson and Kyle Korver on the weak side. Golden State coach Steve Kerr knows his team won the first two games by an average of 20.5 points but he hasn't forgotten what occurred last season.

Author: 0 LeBron James shuts down that 'tired LeBron' storyline

Whether you find it admirable or annoying, LeBron James has been remarkably consistent about one thing throughout his career: When things aren't going his way in the Finals, he gets sassy as hell. "Durant's a tough cover", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said on Tuesday. After dominating the first half of Game 2, James did not attempt any drives and only ran with the ball in transition three times during the second half of Game 2 - a suggestion that he may in fact have been exhausted.

Author: 0 Short-Haired Girl Mistaken For Boy, Barred From Soccer Tournament Finals

But just before the finals of the tournament, her team, the Azzuri Cachorros of Omaha, was disqualified because officials insisted Hernandez, who has the shortest hair among her teammates, was a boy. Youth Soccer do not allow boys to play on a girls' team", it read. Local NBC affiliate reached out to the organization for comment, but they did not make a statement .

Sports Murray, Wawrinka charge into French Open last eight
Author: 0 Murray, Wawrinka charge into French Open last eight

But after a below-par start to the season, reuniting with Lendl just three days before the start of the French Open has sparked an upturn in form. 'And also, the fact I have, you know, a solid track record, winning tournaments, Grand Slam tournaments, and, you know, that really helps'.

Sports Penguins' Sidney Crosby Scores Stanley Cup Final Goal With Sweet Deke
Author: 0 Penguins' Sidney Crosby Scores Stanley Cup Final Goal With Sweet Deke

We have a good group of kids and they don't feel like kids anymore after what they went through and what they did a year ago with Guentzel being the exception", Cullen said. Their first opportunity to do so is Game 5 of the series on Thursday (7 p.m., NBC). With 3:23 left, Nashville sealed the victory with Filip Forsberg's empty-net goal.

Author: 0 Police consider extremist link in fatal Australian siege

Judge Couzens said if the Prime Minister was calling for the abolition of parole for anyone who had committed a violent offence it would put the community at more risk. Mr Andrews said he has received advice from Victoria Police there are 20 Victorians who are now part of a deradicalisation program but none are in community as parolees.

Author: 0 MLB's Scooter Gennett Calls 4-Homer Game 'Surreal,' And Others Agree

But last night was another one for the record books in Cincinnati . Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett, center, is lifted up by Eugenio Suarez as he celebrates in the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. The most recent four-homer game was submitted in 2012 by the Rangers' Josh Hamilton, who victimized the Orioles, and it hadn't happened in the National League since the Dodgers' Shawn Green blasted the Brewers in 2002.

Author: 0 Muguruza's title defence ends with defeat by Mladenovic

Canada's Milos Roanic saw his French Open run come to an end in the fourth round on Sunday. Bacsinszky blasted Mladenovic's assertion that the Swiss was renowned for bending the rules, but she was keen to move on from the incident. French players have often crumbled under the pressure of playing a grand slam at home but Mladenovic seems to feed off the crowd. "It's obviously very terrible what's happening or what's happened the last few weeks and obviously what happened here (in Paris ) ...

Sports Cavaliers aim to turn around Finals like previous year
Author: 0 Cavaliers aim to turn around Finals like previous year

VIDEOS: Warriors discuss Game 2 win on ABC7's "After the Game " The Warriors are 14-0 in the playoffs with a chance to go 16-0, which has never been done before in National Basketball Association history. He provided an example of a situation in Game 2 where Cleveland was neck and neck with Golden State until things went awry in an instant. Since that change, the 2007 Spurs, who swept LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, have the best record.

Sports Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Daughter Throws The First Pitch
Author: 0 Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Daughter Throws The First Pitch

The Glory singer and his wife Chrissy Teigen took Luna to Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington, to watch the Seattle Mariners play the Minnesota Twins. He captioned one pic, "Mommy and daddy posing". "She's practicing @mariners!" Teigen wrote. The family are now travelling around the U.S. while John is on his Darkness And Light Tour .

Sports Enough With the Michael Jordan Comparison-Let LeBron Be LeBron
Author: 0 Enough With the Michael Jordan Comparison-Let LeBron Be LeBron

But only two victories shy of becoming the first flawless playoff champion in NBA history, the Warriors are mindful of last year's 120-90 game-three loss at Cleveland , which shifted momentum to the Cavaliers on their way to making the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history to win the title .

Author: 0 England reaches Champions Trophy Semis

England's last one-day worldwide tournament meeting with the Black Caps ended in an eight-wicket defeat at the World Cup in 2015. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson gave a tough fight to the England bowlers, producing a third-wicket partnership of 95 runs with Ross Taylor .

Sports Ravens release TE Dennis Pitta after third hip injury
Author: 0 Ravens release TE Dennis Pitta after third hip injury

The 31-year-old Pitta, who came back last season to lead all team tight ends with 86 receptions, was injured without being hit, according to the Ravens. Pitta, a fourth-round pick of the Ravens in 2010 out of BYU, made 224 career catches for 2,098 yards and 13 touchdowns, and was a key part of the Super Bowl XLVII championship team.

Author: 0 NBA Finals tickets have held steady despite possibility of Warriors sweep

In the first two Finals games, he's averaging 35.5 points, 11.0 rebounds , 7.0 assists and 2.5 blocks, while shooting 56 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range. "I don't remember how I felt past year being down 2-0". " It's fresh in our minds ". "The Warriors are more locked in defensively than the Cavs".

Author: 0 Upul Tharanga suspended for two matches after four-hour innings

Amla scored a measured 103 off 115 deliveries and shared a 145-run stand with Faf du Plessis (75) for the second wicket as South Africa recovered from a very slow start to score 299/6 in 50 overs in their Group B opener. It was left to JP Duminy to provide the sting in the tail of the South African innings, which the left-hander did with a swashbuckling unbeaten 38 of 20 balls.

Sports Twitter Users, Blocked by Trump, Cry Censorship
Author: 0 Twitter Users, Blocked by Trump, Cry Censorship

In a letter sent to Trump on Tuesday, lawyers for several users he has blocked argued that his account was a "public forum" from which the government may not constitutionally exclude people because it disagrees with views they have expressed.

Author: 0 Nadal, Thiem storm into French Open semis

Djokovic's struggles started at Wimbledon past year, but just last fall at the World Tour Finals, he rebounded from losing a 12-10 tiebreaker against Thiem by seizing the next two sets 6-0 and 6-2. Djokovic turned to Agassi after splitting for his long-time team in April in a move he called "shock therapy". In 2008, Nadal surrendered just 25 games reaching the French Open semifinals.

Author: 0 Woman on trial for allegedly urging boyfriend to kill himself

Like I don't get why you aren't. "Yes, no more thinking", Carter wrote. "You just need to do it" she wrote in another text in reply to Roy's hesitation. Carter waived her jury trial, leaving her fate in the hands of the judge. "Just because Ms. Carter's conduct may have been wrong, doesn't mean there's necessarily a law in MA that made it a crime", he added.

Author: 0 'Jihadis Next Door': Netflix removes film featuring London Bridge attacker

The Daily Record reports that one of the attackers starred in Channel 4 documentary " The Jihadis Next Door " waving an Isis-style flag while two members of the public warned police about his extremism. French President Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, said Wednesday that a third French victim has been identified among those killed. Details emerged Tuesday of the three London Bridge attackers: a Pakistan-born failed customer service clerk with links to one of Europe's most prolific hate ...