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Sports Leury Garcia leading off for White Sox on Sunday
Author: 0 Leury Garcia leading off for White Sox on Sunday

I thought when (Otero) stranded those two runners, I really thought we were going to win the game. It was Robertson's first two-inning save with the White Sox and the second of his Major League Baseball career. Tim Anderson scores. Avisail Garcia hit by pitch. Bradley Zimmer fielded it in center field and fired home to nab Melky Cabrera at the plate, along with the tag applied by Yan Gomes, to keep it tied.

Sports Penguins on brink of Stanley Cup after blowout win
Author: 0 Penguins on brink of Stanley Cup after blowout win

That could happen as early as Sunday in Game Six in Nashville against the Predators. All four of Pittsburgh's Stanley Cups have been clinched on the road with Chicago the last team to win the Cup on home ice back in 2015. Pittsburgh kept up the pressure and Chris Kunitz set up Rust for a backhander that sailed past Rinne's glove to make it 2-0 at 6:43. The score had been predicted by Malkin and it came just seconds after Crosby threw a water bottle onto the ice as the play went by ...

Author: 0 AB de Villiers can put 'big performance' against India: Domingo

Sent into the bowl first, Pakistan restricted South Africa to 220 runs for eight wickets in Group B day/night One-day global. For South Africa , only David Miller stood tall, scoring a fine 75 not out to take his team to a fighting total on a tricky wicket.

Author: 0 America's Cup: Japanese to help Defender

The delay gave the Kiwis, the hard-luck losers in the 2013 America's Cup , another day to fix their boat. Among the six teams vying for the oldest trophy in worldwide sport in Bermuda this month, 26 crew members have competed in the Olympics, many winning medals in sailing and others in sports such as rowing and cycling.

Sports Penguins' soft-spoken Malkin lets play speak for itself
Author: 0 Penguins' soft-spoken Malkin lets play speak for itself

You could make an argument the Predators have outskated the Penguins for five of the six periods through two games, but Rinne's been badly outplayed by Matt Murray and it's Pittsburgh that holds the 2-0 series lead. He's only two points (19) from matching the rookie mark for points in a single playoff, now with 19 points in 21 games. Pontus Aberg has given the Predators a 1-0 lead in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final .

Author: 0 French Open Champion Rafa Nadal Left Speechless After La Decima

If he does so next year, his 11 titles would match what Margaret Court accomplished at the Australian Open in the 1960s and 70s. "It's very emotional for me". Other than a quarter-final exit in the Italian Open, the new world no.2 has won ever other clay court tournament this year (Monte Carlo Master, Barcelona Open and Madrid Open) and if he can continue this form for the rest of the year he could definitely move up to the no.1 spot.

Author: 0 IndyCar race at Texas red-flagged after big crash

The high grip level on the newly repaved and re-profiled 1.44-mile oval caused the Firestone tires to blister, shedding large chunks of rubber, and IndyCar officials to make the unusual decision to break the final 90 laps of the race into three 30-lap segments in the interest of safety.

Author: 0 Kane reflects on 'special' goal after England rescue job

Now you can't take your eye off the immediate goal of being able to get there, but we also can't wait for qualifying and wait until next March before we start working towards things. "You have to somehow find another gear and now it is not a bad point away from home". "I'm disappointed that someone of Joe's size never got across".

Author: 0 Alvaro Morata closing in on Manchester United

The Daily Telegraph's Matt Law reported as much on Friday after the Spaniard "agreed in principle to the terms that will be offered to him". A deal is still by no means certain, but Man United are surely growing in confidence that a deal can be agreed with Real.

Sports Ruthless India cruise into semi
Author: 0 Ruthless India cruise into semi

This team hasn't won much; they don't know what their strengths are yet. Only two more runs had been added when the new man, Miller, met with the same fate as his captain. After their win over Pakistan , Kohli said that they merited just 6 out of 10 for their fielding efforts. "Probably not a bad thing to bowl first, but happy to bat".

Author: 0 9-time champ Nadal faces Wawrinka in French Open men's final

The duration of the contest between the third seed Wawrinka and World No.1 Murray more than doubled that, finishing in a thrilling manner as Wawrinka won 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 after four hours and 34 minutes. Where can you watch the French Open 2017 men's singles final between Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka? "He's [Nadal] the best player ever on clay", Wawrinka said, as quoted on BBC .

Author: 0 England convincingly beaten by South Africa after dramatic top-order collapse

After a tough start to the series with England , De Villiers was delighted to have finished on a high and believes his side have a good chance of success in the upcoming tournament. One of the finest batsman in the game right now, de Villiers is an integral part of the South Africa side. Two moments of good fortune that Stokes ensured he and England would capitalise on.

Author: 0 England draw was one of the "most emotional games ever" for Strachan

But, with the hosts on the brink of an unlikely and historic victory, Harry Kane was the benefactor of some benevolent defending to level matters in stoppage time. " Harry Kane is the top scorer in the Premier League; I don't think he did much all game - had one header in the second half - but that's why he's a top player.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal wins 10th French Open title

The 31-year-old, who missed seven months of action between 2012 and 2013 due to a left knee injury and then a stomach virus, is now bidding to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam. "Nine titles are more than enough", he said, before adding with a smile: "Ten is only 10 per cent more than nine". Rafael Nadal will face Stan Wawrinka on Sunday in the 2017 French Open final.

Author: 0 Murray Downs Nishikori to set up Wawrinka Showdown

Andy Murray is only two victories away from pulling off what would be a staggering revival and winning a first French Open . Nishikori's tennis was sparkling in the first set, his brand of dynamic ballstriking causing Murray many problems.

Author: 0 Bacsinszky, Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

Halep later edged Karolina Pliskova 6-4 3-6 6-3 in what was a high-quality tussle between the second and third seeds. LATVIAN Jelena Ostapenko blazed a trail into the French Open final with a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 victory over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in a battle of the birthday girls yesterday.

Author: 0 'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final

It marked a stirring return to the top for Nadal in his favorite event and on his favorite surface: Over his career, he is now 79-2 at the French Open and 102-2 in all best-of-five-set matches on clay. Wawrinka may have benefited from good fortune in that contest - Nadal sustained a back injury in the warmup and far from 100% - yet there is no doubting Wawrinka's ability to blow winners past anyone.

Sports Penguins thrash Predators, take control of Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Penguins thrash Predators, take control of Stanley Cup Final

The defending champions provided an emphatic reminder of why they're on the cusp of history with a 6-0 demolition of the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 3-2 lead. Crosby hurled a water bottle onto the ice during a sequence that eventually led to the Penguins' fifth goal. It's not a coincidence they're the last two teams standing, both two wins away from a championship.

Author: 0 Australia frustrated by rain at the Oval

Steve Smith's aim now, with rain forecast, will be to ensure his side are ahead on DLS after 20 overs - the minimum required for a match . Replying to New Zealand's 291, Australia had been reduced to 53-3 after nine overs when the bad weather arrived.

Author: 0 Nadal destroys Wawrinka to claim record-extending 10th French Open title

Patrick McEnroe, who enjoyed success playing tennis on both the collegiate and professional levels for more than 10 years, serves as a tennis analyst for ESPN. Nadal likely won't make the same mistakes―the King of Clay has been something of a machine in this tournament, and his ruthless efficiency should serve him well in the final.

Author: 0 Manchester United release Zlatan Ibrahimovic amid Alvaro Morata links

Morata scored 20 goals in 43 appearances last season however he only made 14 starts. Manchester United are set to increase their offer for Alvaro Morata to £60 million (S$107 million) after their first bid of around £52 million for the striker was rejected by Real Madrid .

Sports Jesus withdrawn from Brazil squad after eye socket injury
Author: 0 Jesus withdrawn from Brazil squad after eye socket injury

Argentina have a friendly in Singapore next week ahead of their crucial next qualifier against Uruguay in Montevideo on August 31. Argentina will stop off and play in Singapore on Tuesday, but will be without Lionel Messi and defender Otamendi , who will skip the game to prepare for their weddings later this month.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: India bowl Proteas out for paltry 191

The capitulation meant South Africa were all out for 191 and India , who had bowled professionally and disciplined, were guided home by impressive knocks from Shikhar Dhawan (78) and captain Virat Kohli (76 not out) as they advanced into the last four.

Sports First Formula E win for India's Mahindra team
Author: 0 First Formula E win for India's Mahindra team

Asked about the pitlane mix-up after the race Rosenqvist, who is now third in the drivers' championship, said "you can not really blame anyone". Poleman Lucas di Grassi led the field from Rosenqvist when the lights went green and remained in command until drivers started their auto rotations.

Sports Ostapenko eager to build on remarkable Roland Garros win
Author: 0 Ostapenko eager to build on remarkable Roland Garros win

Ostapenko certainly was ready, sooner than even she could imagine. The history of tennis, as with plenty of other sports, is filled with one-hit wonders or athletes who were quickly labeled "The Next Big Thing" only to fade away quietly. "And we just want to create some rivalries now". "It may be hard but I chose the life of a tennis player. And then (if) a lot of these top players continue to play against each other, create some rivalries, (there will be) a lot of interest in the women's ...

Author: 0 Lack of wind delays America's Cup Challenger semi-finals

Sweden's Artemis Racing, Team Japan and Team France have two points apiece. The result means the USA team supported by Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison will have a point lead against whoever gets to challenge them in head-to-head match, which will be won by the first team to get to seven points.

Sports Standing up to Crusaders pack vital ahead of tests - Rowntree
Author: 0 Standing up to Crusaders pack vital ahead of tests - Rowntree

The world class No.8 hasn't played since breaking his thumb against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on April 29, having spent the first half of the Crusaders' Super Rugby campaign recovering from wrist surgery. "We can be pleased with our defence but we probably have to be a bit more clinical with some of those line breaks, particularly when we get in the 22", he said.

Author: 0 South Africa implode to leave India as favourites to make semi-finals

R Ashwin, who was drafted in place of seamer Umesh Yadav , was clinical and did what his captain Kohli had asked for. Considered as a virtual quarter-final, the victor from the encounter will sail into the semi-finals, joining hosts England, while the loser will be knocked out.

Sports Hazard: 'I will listen to Real Madrid offer'
Author: 0 Hazard: 'I will listen to Real Madrid offer'

The 26-year-old made 43 appearances for the London club this season, scoring 17 goals and assisting seven further strikes in all competitions. Chelsea have a tour game against Arsenal in China on 22nd July, followed by a two-game trip to Singapore before the end of the month.

Sports Champions Trophy 2017: India vs South Africa
Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: India vs South Africa

Their confidence shaken after Sri Lanka effortlessly out-batted them in a high-scoring encounter, the Indian team and Kohli, in particular, will be keen to ensure that South Africa are continued to be known as "chokers". Quinton de Kock was the lone batsman who stood solid against the Indian bowling attack. De Kock (53) kicked on to a 68-ball half century but was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja (1-39) soon after when failing to connect with his attempted sweep.

Sports See how Young Lions celebrated in South Korea
Author: 0 See how Young Lions celebrated in South Korea

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored and Freddie Woodman saved a penalty as England beat Venezuela 1-0 to win their first Under-20 World Cup title and end the nation's 51-year wait for a global trophy today. "Congratulations @ England u20's! fantastic achievement to be world champions!" tweeted the Premier League's top scorer. In the first half Ronaldo Lucena hit the post with an audacious long-range free-kick that had Woodman well beaten, while Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah saw a ...

Sports Motorcycling: Dovizioso takes second win in a row
Author: 0 Motorcycling: Dovizioso takes second win in a row

The win was Ducati's first at Barcelona since Australian Casey Stoner in 2007 and it cemented a feeling that the bike is coming good and the Italian is becoming a serious title contender. "It was not an easy weekend", said Marquez, who crashed four times in practice and qualifying on Saturday. He fought off a challenge from Valentino Rossi , then emerged on top of a spirited battle with Alvaro Bautista and Johann Zarco.

Sports Confirmed: Bayern Sign Germany International
Author: 0 Confirmed: Bayern Sign Germany International

Arsenal academy product Serge Gnabry has joined Bayern Munich , paving the way for in-demand winger Douglas Costa to leave the club. "Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Chairman of the FC Bayern Munich Board of Management, said: "We are delighted to see another young German national player in FC Bayern in Serge Gnabry ".

Sports Nadal eyes record 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal eyes record 10th French Open title

John McEnroe thinks Stan Wawrinka has a chance to upset Rafael Nadal in the men's final of the French Open if he plays to his very best. Selecting a victor might seem straightforward, given Andy Murray stretched Wawrinka's total court time for the tournament by four hours and 34 minutes to 15 hours and 20 minutes in a fearless but doomed semi-final over five sets on Friday.

Author: 0 India win toss and bowling first vs SAfrica in Champs Trophy

Chasing a mere target of 192, team India was off to a steady start with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma pair. After winning the toss, Virat Kohli said that teams generally like chasing and that bowling first gives us a chance to do what we need to do when we come out to bat.

Author: 0 Penguins crush Predators to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

The two first shared headlines after they barked at one another during Game 3 in Nashville. They are confident that they will stop Sidney Crosby from being Sidney Crosby . That he is coming off another rough outing in Pittsburgh hasn't changed anyone's perception of him. "That is, hands down, the best game that we've played in this series to this point", Sullivan said.

Author: 0 Perfection slips away but all-time greatness remains in reach for Warriors

Cleveland led 86-68 at half-time after the highest-scoring half in finals history, the Cavaliers setting a record for the most points in any quarter with 49 in the first and the most by one team in any half also. "You can take the hard fouls out of the game calling them flagrant, but you can't take the emotion out of the game", said Durant. James and Durant had a heated verbal exchange for an extended stretch midway into the third quarter while referees were reviewing a foul by Love ...

Author: 0 Nadal insists 10th French Open will not be high point

Wawrinka, on the other hand, defeated world number one Andy Murray 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 5-7,7-6 (7-3), 6-1 in a five-set epic to become the oldest finalist in Paris since 1973. "When I arrive in a big match, it's like closing, switching off everything in my body except my brain, which I put in winning mode". He was again the champion, again unbeatable at the French Open.

Author: 0 Health of Nashville defenceman Ryan Ellis still in question

They are confident that they will win at home on Sunday - just like they did in Games 3 and 4 - and force a Game 7 in Pittsburgh. He's 9-1 in this year's playoffs at Bridgestone Arena , ceding just 15 goals and often standing on his head with spectacular saves like the ones he made in Game 4 that led Nashville to a 4-1 victory.

Author: 0 India take on South Africa in a do or die match

He also hopes to play the role of smiling assassin against India on Sunday, with the Proteas captain believing a calm and relaxed approach from both himself and his team will be crucial. They lose out on a gun fielder should they do that, but Jadeja is now without a three-wicket haul for 23 ODI innings. "The guys generally perform better if they are relaxed in their mind sets and not too tense".

Sports Mariners ink SS Segura to 5-year contract extension
Author: 0 Mariners ink SS Segura to 5-year contract extension

Segura gets a full-no trade provision. Last season for Arizona, Segura led the N.L.in hits with 203, and set personal season highs in average, hits, runs, homers, RBIs an stolen bases. The Mariners acquired Segura from the Arizona Diamondbacks back in November of past year in exchange for starting pitcher Taijuan Walker and shortstop Ketel Marte .

Author: 0 Mets apologize after Mr. Met's obscene gesture at fans

Met costume on Wednesday will not be allowed to do so again . Mr. Met has been around for more than five decades, long popular with NY fans for his oversized baseball head. "We do not condone this type of behaviour", the statement said . On the bright side for the team, the front office can at least be happy with its PR department's swift and professional response to the one-finger tribute from its grinning mascot.

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving: Cleveland Cavaliers had no other option but to win

Cleveland fans chanted as they walked toward the exits. For the fourth time in two years, Cleveland fought off elimination in the NBA Finals by winning just when it appeared their season was over. If Cleveland wins Game 5, it will force another contest at Quicken Loans Arena in an attempt to tie up a possible seven-game series. Every year's different, every playoff series, every game, but we just are a team that never count ourselves out.

Author: 0 Golden State's Green embraces role of NBA Finals heel

The defending champion Cavaliers got steamrolled in the first three games of these much-hyped NBA Finals , and just when much of the world is prepared to anoint the Warriors as the greatest team ever, the greatest show on the planet plummets back to earth with a bad performance in Cleveland .

Sports Angelo Mathews to miss champions trophy opener
Author: 0 Angelo Mathews to miss champions trophy opener

The prolific Amla compiled 103 from 115 balls - bringing up his 25th one-day global century in fewer innings than any batsman in history - and shared 145 with Faf du Plessis (75) as the Proteas posted 299-6 after being inserted on Saturday.

Sports Man Utd's bid for Real forward Morata rejected
Author: 0 Man Utd's bid for Real forward Morata rejected

This comes despite "the affection he has received in the last few days and Zinedine Zidane's attempts" to convince him otherwise. Morata has been a part of the Real Madrid senior team since 2010 but he has not been able to break into the first team and even spent two seasons on loan at Juventus before returning to the club a year ago.