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Sports Reaching semi-final a big step forward for team - Hathurusingha
Author: 0 Reaching semi-final a big step forward for team - Hathurusingha

If we look over for Chase and Win, If Team India Won the Toss and Suppose Elect to Field First then, Team India has to make Quick Wicket or else If they took bowling First, then need to pick up a Run Rate of 7+ RR. "They are a very risky side on their day and everyone realises that". We just want to play good cricket as a side. While the team looks all pumped after their massive win against South Africa , the players just need to play another ideal game.

Author: 0 India bowl against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy semi-final

It should stay the same. Whenever there's a match against India , for Bangladesh's media as well as fans, it's something more than cricket . "I know that on our day we can do anything, to be honest", captain Mashrafe Mortaza said on match eve.

Author: 0 Twitter is Roasting LeBron James For His Post-Game 'Super Team' Comment

The Dream Team of James, Magic, Jordan might never take the court together, but with the Big3 League tipping off later this year, it's possible that former stars like Allen Iverson and Kenyon Martin make a run to represent the United States in worldwide 3-on-3 competition.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Semi-final

It should stay the same. So India and Bangladesh will clash again, and the Tigers are not pushovers notwithstanding the drubbing they got at the hands of Indian in an earlier match. This will also be the first time , both the teams will meet each other in the Champions Trophy apart from their warm-up face-off last month where the Indian bowlers were all over Bangladesh .

Author: 0 Ganguly, Harbhajan wish Yuvraj on 300th ODI

It is a big ask for the Tigers to overcome the sub-continent's dominant nation and reach that first final but the 224-run partnership between Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan in the five-wicket win over the Kiwis showed they have the players capable of producing an upset.

Author: 0 Ousmane Dembele leads 10-man France to friendly win over England

France coach Didier Deschamps added that the sending off "was quite harsh". Burnley goalkeeper Heaton was preferred in goal to under-fire Joe Hart and he underlined his credentials with a fine stop to deny Kylian Mbappe , but he was beaten again two minutes before the interval.

Sports Lions acquire OL Robinson from Rams
Author: 0 Lions acquire OL Robinson from Rams

As for Robinson, anything would be better for him that his abysmal career so far with the Rams. While Decker was brilliant in his first year with the Lions out of Ohio State in 2016, he will be out four to sixth months after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.Robinson at least helps the Lions in terms of offensive line depth in the meantime, as Detroit looks to build on its 2016 NFC Playoffs berth.

Author: 0 Mickelson withdraws from US Open

Phil Mickelson on Thursday morning made it official, withdrawing from the 117 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. "I'm looking forward to seeing Amanda graduate and watching her make her speech", Mickelson told Golf Digest earlier this week, "but I can still make it.

Sports Rafael Nadal Makes History With 10th French Open Title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Makes History With 10th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal won a record-setting 10th French Open title on Sunday when he defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets in the final at Roland Garros. With Jelena Ostapenko winning the women's singles title, Sunday's match between Nadal and Wawrinka wraps up the French Open and the clay court season.

Author: 0 The Golden State Warriors Will Skip Trump White House Visit

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry says he may not join his teammates if the National Basketball Association champions decide to take a traditional victory trek to the White House. Finally, Stephen Curry , one Warriors' stars, previously said Trump is an "ass". Curry responded, "I agree with that description if you remove the "et" from asset".

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Undecided on Team White House Visit

In 2016, one of the NBA's unprotesting players received a ton of flack from fans and commentators for a game-changing move. And he looks forward to the nice payday. "I told him we're tied up now and we're going to try to do this thing again but I'm going to celebrate this one tonight". "Maybe [Trump] doesn't [invite us] and we don't go, or we don't say anything and make a big deal of it, and he doesn't make a big deal of it and we go our separate ways", he said .

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko Powers Into Final, To Meet Simona Halep

Pierce is picking Halep to prevail over Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the semis and qualify for the Roland Garros final on Saturday. "I'm really happy", Ostapenko said. The last player to win their debut title at Roland Garros was Gustavo Kuerten on June 8, 1997 - the day Ostapenko was born. A few hours later she had her answer as Ostapenko, the youngest, lowest-ranked and least experienced of the quartet produced a fearless performance to beat Bacsinszky in three ...

Author: 0 Interesting facts of Bangladesh vs India second semi-final

But before the fight, Kohli's voice in the voice of peace, singing a lot about Bangladesh , "I have already said, they are one of the best eight teams in the world ". Toss Report: India won the Toss and chose to BOWL first. We have tried to play at our best in every match . He is also a big match player and one who relish challenges.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant: 'I Didn't Hop On

Durant , who defended Cavaliers forward and three times champion LeBron James in most of their NBA Finals campaign, smashed three pointers to win the final with a 129-120 Game Five. "So, I'll have that mindset, KD's going to have that mindset". It makes the latest crown much different than the 2015 title, the first in 40 years for the club and in the careers of most of the players.

Author: 0 England go down to 10 men France

And he confessed: "I am afraid there's no magic wand". We just didn't manage that period of the game well. In their last four competitive games, England have won only once - against minows Lithuiania - drawn once and have been beaten twice by Germany and France .

Sports Panel reports 'culture of fear' in British cycling
Author: 0 Panel reports 'culture of fear' in British cycling

It followed earlier claims by cyclist Jessica Varnish that he had told her to "go and have a baby" rather than cycle. Since replacing British Cycling president Bob Howden as chairman in February, Browning has pushed through a new code of conduct, brought in new leadership and made proposals for changes that could see most of the men who presided over the Varnish affair replaced by end of the summer.

Author: 0 Warriors owner willing to do 'whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry

Finals MVP Durant - who swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in search of an elusive championship - has a player option for 2017-18, while star guard Curry is coming off contract. "The Three Kings" they were dubbed, and they played like National Basketball Association royalty. "I left everything on the floor every game, all five games", James said .

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy defies British weather to reach semi-finals

This is a competent, experienced outfit, with five players having earned in excess of a hundred one-day caps; Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim have more than 170. India will be buoyed by the warm up result against Bangladesh where they dismissed them for 81. "You could argue about the luck if we would have played badly".

Author: 0 Durant vindicates decision to join Warriors

Coming off Monday's Game 5 victory at home , the Dubs have secured their fifth title in franchise history , including their second over the last three seasons. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it". Kevin Durant traded in his Oklahoma City Thunder jersey for a Golden State Warriors uniform which unsettled a few pundits, namely Stephen A.

Sports Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan vs South Africa Match Preview
Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan vs South Africa Match Preview

The victor of South Africa-India clash on Sunday will go through to the last four while one from Pakistan and Sri Lanka will join in the semis. Shehzad, who has been batting at the less-favoured position of No.6 in this tournament, said the Pakistan camp was still upbeat despite the hiding they copped at the hands of India .

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Ind vs Ban semifinal: India elect to bowl

Ganguly played a big role in grooming the likes of Yuvraj and Zaheer Khan, who also made his ODI debut in the Nairobi Champions Trophy that India lost to New Zealand in the final match at the Gymkhana ground. "They bowled really well", he said. "A journey that would take one hour to get to your destination, will take five minutes", predicted Habibul Bashar, one of Dhaka's more famous residents.

Author: 0 Ruthless Pakistan shock England in Champions Trophy

They will face the winners of today's clash between India and Bangladesh in Sunday's final. Paceman Hasan Ali led a disciplined attack with a man-of-the-match return of three for 35 from his maximum 10 overs. It was an outcome which confounded nearly all predictions after England had breezed through the group stages - while Pakistan began their campaign with a landslide defeat against India and sneaked into the last four only when they beat Sri Lanka by three wickets at this ...

Sports Pressure is on India not Bangladesh: Ashraful, Bashar
Author: 0 Pressure is on India not Bangladesh: Ashraful, Bashar

He's been a total match-winner for India , won so many big tournaments in big cities, and this is just a testimony to the kind of talent he possesses. "We will have to adjust ourselves with the wicket", said the Bangladesh captain. "People count only winning, that's for sure, but I think if you look at both matches, I think we played at our best", said the veteran paceman.

Sports Nadal wins his 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal wins his 10th French Open title

Wawrinka , who has three major titles, had never lost a Grand Slam final but was clearly struggling to come up with answers to Nadal's clay-court prowess. 53 - This is Nadal's 53rd clay-court title, more than any other player. "I have been through some tough moments, injuries, so it's great to have big success like this again", said Nadal.

Author: 0 Gareth Southgate chastises England over France loss

Harry Kane opened the scoring with a attractive team goal as England looked lively in attack, but out of possession they were toyed with as a young, athletic French team won 3-2 in Paris. "We've got some young players coming through that have got really good potential and can be exciting, but there is no shortcut". And he confessed: "I am afraid there's no magic wand".

Author: 0 Dana White: Loss to Mayweather Won't Hurt UFC, McGregor Brands

On Wednesday night, UFC lightweight champion and ex-featherweight belt holder McGregor and unbeaten former multiple boxing title champion Mayweather announced the fight on social media. There's huge money at stake, even for a fighter who made more than $200 million for beating Pacquiao. "We have been in negotiations for a while", White told American sports broadcaster ESPN .

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan stun England to reach final

Well we have and I am. While Pakistan looks at a possible reunion with India on Sunday, the Virat Kohli-led side will take on Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday. But Bangladesh have grown and matured since then. "I thought they were outstanding in the way they applied themselves and chased New Zealand's total down the other day".

Author: 0 LeBron James Doesn't Think Cavaliers, Heat Were Superteams

The Cavaliers star was asked about playing with star-studded rosters and the answer left many scratching their heads. OAKLAND, California-As the final seconds began to tick off the clock in Game Five of the National Basketball Association ( NBA) Finals on Monday night, LeBron James stood under the basket and looked up, oblivious to the action going on behind him.

Sports Castillo hits grand slam, Orioles beat White Sox 10
Author: 0 Castillo hits grand slam, Orioles beat White Sox 10

Two batters later, Sanchez took a pitch to the hip, then moved to third on Melky Cabrera's single. It could be a big loss for the Yankees , who were seeing the left-hander pitch like an ace again in his last six starts (0.99 ERA). The Orioles have placed first baseman Chris Davis on the 10-day DL, per a team announcement. Davis is batting.226 with 14 homers and 26 RBIs this season.

Sports Moreland, Ramirez, Benintendi homer as Red Sox top Yanks 5-4
Author: 0 Moreland, Ramirez, Benintendi homer as Red Sox top Yanks 5-4

Sabathia took it off on the mound when a strap broke after he recorded the first out of the inning. "I didn't feel any pain. You're going to go through ups and downs", Porcello said. Carter (3-for-4, four RBIs), who general manager Brian Cashman warned on Tuesday was in danger of losing playing time for non-production, crushed a long home run to left off reigning AL Cy Young award victor Rick Porcello in the Yankees' four-run fourth.

Author: 0 West Ham reschedule opening EPL home game

Week one gives home field advantage to the defending champions as Burnley visit Stamford Bridge . However, his side face a daunting end to the season with their final four games including trips to Manchester City and Chelsea , plus Everton and Arsenal at home.

Author: 0 Warburton to Captain Lions against Highlanders

Wales flanker Warburton suffered his low-grade ankle knock in the tour-opening 13-7 win over the Provincial Barbarians. "But I thought on the whole we scrummaged pretty well". The Munster captain forces his way into the Lions squad following a emphatic return to action towards the end of the Six Nations. Henry was Lions coach in Australia in 2001 and Warren Gatland cited his mistakes as an example of what not to do with the touring team, as he divided the squad into two groups - test ...

Author: 0 LeBron James Reveals His Dream 3-On-3 Teammates

Because as much as one might want to dwell on how Game 5 went awry after the no-call on Kevin Durant during James' 2nd quarter dunk, or the 21-2 run by the Warriors that followed, or the defensive breakdowns. Serbia has won the title twice and Qatar was the champion in 2014. The model in the National Basketball Association has rounded out to a "big three" and now even a "big four" with the cluster of supergiants the Warriors are looking to put together for the next few years - but this ...

Author: 0 Champions Trophy semifinal: India elect to field against Bangladesh

WICKET! Rattled! Bhuvneshwar Kumar disturbs the timber. Those LED bails are in the air. However, fielding is a worry not only for India but also for Bangladesh and is an area where both teams will have to work on and improve. In this scenario, Kohli's side will join South Africa on 119 points but will be ranked ahead of the Proteas by a fraction of a point. Bangladesh , meanwhile, are playing in their first semifinal at the ICC event.

Sports Lions hopeful of Davies recovery for Maori
Author: 0 Lions hopeful of Davies recovery for Maori

Conor Murray, Jonathan Sexton, Tadgh Furlong and Sean O'Brien will all start the game with Ian Henderson on the bench. Hansen said Lions coach Warren Gatland clearly had a midweek side and a stronger weekend team. Maori All Blacks: James Lowe, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Matt Proctor, Charlie Ngatai, Rieko Ioane, Damian McKenzie , Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Liam Messam, Elliot Dixon, Akira Ioane , Tom Franklin, Joe Wheeler, Ben May, Ash Dixon (capt), Kane Hames.

Sports Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor on Aug. 26
Author: 0 Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor on Aug. 26

Mayweather is considered the greatest boxer of his generation and among the best of all-time. The Nevada Athletic Commission approved the fight for a different arena, but the move was made to put it at T-Mobile Arena instead. Despite his status as a significant underdog, however, McGregor is apparently positive that he'll defeat the legendary boxer this August. But for a fighter like McGregor , shocking the world a second time may not be that improbable.

Author: 0 Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

The first thing to think about when it's suggested that Mayweather may have lost some of his skills after two years of traveling the world in his private jet. There WILL be an undercard - it will be boxing and Mayweather Promotions will handle the matchmaking. "When two men step into a ring or an octagon, anything is possible".

Sports Roma confirm bid received for Liverpool target Salah, Rudiger going nowhere
Author: 0 Roma confirm bid received for Liverpool target Salah, Rudiger going nowhere

The Serie A side are looking to comply with Fifa's Financial Fair Play regulations and are reportedly set to sell Salah for £35million to the Reds in order to balance the books. With Liverpool now the only suitors for Salah , odds being slashed on his chances of lining up under Jurgen Klopp given his desire to do so, Roma's FFP situation, and Di Francesco having designs on a reunion with his Sassuolo protege Domenico Berardi, the Reds may feel they have the stronger hand.

Author: 0 NBA Finals 2017: Kevin Durant, mother Wanda celebrate after Warriors clinch title

Those are the things that bother me more than anything", he said . The two embraced in 2012 and Durant - the 2017 NBA Finals MVP in his first season with the Warriors - found James and congratulated him on a great series. Without their best player, the Warriors would have had more difficulty matching up with James and Kyrie Irving . And we're going to do it again. "No", he added.

Sports Claude Puel sacked by Southampton
Author: 0 Claude Puel sacked by Southampton

Southampton have announced that they have parted company with manager Claude Puel , after just one season in charge. Those doubts have proved well founded and despite finishing a creditable eighth place in his sole season in charge and reaching the EFL Cup final , Southampton had little choice but to relieve Puel of his duties.

Sports Portuguese revenue authority investigating alleged tax fraud by Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: 0 Portuguese revenue authority investigating alleged tax fraud by Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portugal captain has been accused by Madrid's regional state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud relating to image rights payments - which have been denied by Ronaldo's representatives. Ronaldo's agency had previously said he was up to date on his taxes. "There is no tax evasion scheme, there has never been any hiding nor any intention to hide anything", Gestifute, the agency representing the player, said in a statement.

Sports Dembele scores go-ahead goal, Kane nets two in France vs. England friendly
Author: 0 Dembele scores go-ahead goal, Kane nets two in France vs. England friendly

The reality is to find out exactly where we are against the very best. The left-back sent in a low cross to the far post for Kane to finish a superb team move - a delicious opener France quickly attempted to cancel out. France twice fell foul of the VAR in a 2-0 friendly loss to Spain in March and they were fuming at the decision to dismiss Real Madrid defender Varane , even if coach Didier Deschamps was delighted with the way his side battled with 10 men.

Author: 0 Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, people injured

Up to 250 firefighters, backed by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to bring the Grenfell Tower block blaze under control. The Metropolitan Police said two people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and cordons were in place.

Author: 0 See complete coverage of the Warriors' championship season

ESPN proudly announced Tuesday the 2017 NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland on ABC was the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998, according to Nielsen. It also kept the Cavaliers from becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to come back from trailing 3-0 to win a best-of-seven series.

Sports Pakistan beat England by 8 wickets, seal position in Champions Trophy final
Author: 0 Pakistan beat England by 8 wickets, seal position in Champions Trophy final

Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) all but ended previously unbeaten tournament hosts England's slim hopes of victory with an opening stand of 118. At 80 for one after 16 overs, Bairstow (43) fell to Ali, who was the fifth bowler used by Sarfraz. Rumman took 2-44 on debut in Cardiff , while Junaid Khan chipped in with 2-42 from his 8.5 overs.