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Sports Tigers put DH Victor Martinez on DL with irregular heartbeat
Author: 0 Tigers put DH Victor Martinez on DL with irregular heartbeat

According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, manager Brad Ausmus said that more information regarding Martinez should be available on Saturday . He went 2-for-4 with an RBI before being lifted late in the game as the Tigers knocked off the Tampa Bay Rays in walk-off fashion. Martinez is a five-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger victor and is slashing.261/.337/.376 with five home runs and 29 RBI this season.

Author: 0 Waqar lashes out at England skipper Morgan for pitch complaint

We knew that we were going to play on a used wicket at some stage in this tournament, and certainly we found out the other day that today was going to be on a used wicket. "We did prepare, Pakistan bowled well but we didn't adjust and 200 isn't competitive, 250-270 would be a good score". Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) then helped knock off the inadequate total with nearly 13 overs and eight wickets to spare as England bowed out of their own tournament at the semi-final stage.

Author: 0 Casey content with 'roller-coaster' second round

And despite carding four birdies in his last six holes for a 71 on Friday, the four-time major victor saw his own pre-event prediction come true, having said on Tuesday that anyone who could not hit the wide fairways "might as well pack your bags and go home".

Author: 0 Tottenham set €57m price for Man United target

Dier is said to be his preferred choice with the England global capable of playing in midfield and at centre-back. Dier's potential has caught the eye of Jose Mourinho as the England global has emerged as a key target for the United manager as he looks to bring in midfield reinforcements this summer.

Sports Television ad rates rocket ahead of India-Pakistan final
Author: 0 Television ad rates rocket ahead of India-Pakistan final

The former all-rounder pointed out that Amir's inclusion in the playing XI could be at the cost of rookie Rumman Raees , who took 2/44 on his One-day International (ODI) debut in the semi-final. I remember going to the podium to collect my Manof the Match trophy and then the tournament trophy... it was all special. Their bowling coach Azhar Mahmood , returning to what he describes as his "second home" after several seasons as a Surrey favourite on the pitch, has great belief in a ...

Sports Security under spotlight at Russia's Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Security under spotlight at Russia's Confederations Cup

The process now adopted by FIFA has been used for several years by European football body UEFA. The 2017 edition is being held over a fortnight with two groups containing the six winners of the Federation Internationale de Football Association confederations tournaments joined by world champions Germany and hosts Russia .

Sports Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

A year before Russian Federation holds the World Cup, the behaviour of fans and concerns over racism are topics the host nation hopes will not be a factor at the eight-team Confederations Cup . "We have a very, very good team, we have some good players in our team and the objective for us is to do something significant", he said. He said he would like to see the young team gradually come together and deliver several candidates for next year's squad that will defend their 2014 World Cup ...

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit after tax accusations

KAZAN , Russia (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo is in the spotlight again, but this time not for his skills as a player. It remains to be seen how Manchester United react if Real Madrid cancel their meeting next week as they are also expected to show an interest if Ronaldo indeed wants a new club this summer.

Sports Amir confident of being fit for Champions Trophy cricket final
Author: 0 Amir confident of being fit for Champions Trophy cricket final

Kohli said it was important Rohit was rested especially since recently undergoing hip surgery and then playing the full Indian Premier League with eventual champions Mumbai Indians. "I know there are expectations, I know there are people that expect the team and me to do well every time we play". "We played against England past year, they got 440 against us but we beat them in Cardiff with good planning and the way the bowlers executed our plans".

Sports Canadian GP: Lewis Hamilton cruises to sixth win in Montreal
Author: 0 Canadian GP: Lewis Hamilton cruises to sixth win in Montreal

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44), of Britain, leads the pack at the start at the Canadian Grand Prix auto race Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Montreal . Mishaps at the start put Hamilton and Bottas home free in what had been expected to be a tight race with the Ferraris , who were coming off a one-two finish two weeks ago in Monaco.

Author: 0 Allen Iverson Rooted for Kevin Durant to Win Championship

Stephen Curry will likely go from being the NBA's biggest bargain to signing the richest contract in the league at more than $200 million. On Wednesday during exit interviews, Kevin Durant dismissed the notion that the Golden State Warriors are constructed as a superteam.

Author: 0 Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule at French Open

The conditions today were very slow and heavy, so coming from behind in those conditions can be difficult, because it feels like you have to work very hard for every point. Croatia's Marin Cilic clenches his fist as he plays Spain's Feliciano Lopez during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Paris .

Author: 0 Pens look for answers as series is now tied

Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) celebrates his team's 6-0 victory over the Nashville Predators with goalie Matt Murray (30) after Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . They got the puck everywhere it needed to go, just not in the net. Pittsburgh outscored Nashville by an aggregate 9-4 in Games 1 and 2; the Predators rebounded nicely, winning 5-1 and 4-1 the next two contests .

Sports 650000 fans at parade cheer Penguins for Stanley Cup win
Author: 0 650000 fans at parade cheer Penguins for Stanley Cup win

People walk towards the parade route for the start of the Pittsburgh Penguins' NHL hockey Stanley Cup victory parade in Pittsburgh , Wednesday, June 14, 2017 . "It seems to get a lot of attention and I love it". Lifts when the chips are down, leads as every captain should and when the big moments call rises to the occasion.

Sports India, Pakistan gear up for high octain final
Author: 0 India, Pakistan gear up for high octain final

The right-hander batsman feels both the teams will be keen to bowl if they win the toss. However, when he realised that he had gone overboard, Sohail issued a clarification where he said that he lost his cool after learning that Sarfraz had refused to dedicate the victory against Sri Lanka to former captain Javed Miandad, who was celebrating his 60th birthday on that day.

Sports Convincing Lions beat New Zealand Maori 32-10
Author: 0 Convincing Lions beat New Zealand Maori 32-10

The rain helped the Lions , with Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton pulling the strings at half-back, but Maori indiscipline paved the way for a vintage night from 2013 Lions goal-kicking hero Leigh Halfpenny , who kicked seven from seven, six of them penalties.

Author: 0 Warriors' Steph Curry Doesn't Think He'll Go on WH Victory Visit

The Golden State Warriors are prepared to do everything possible to re-sign Stephen Curry according to Joe Lacob , the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors . It's kind of incredible that we've managed to put a stigma on the concept of a super team that players are sensitive to as they continue to try and form super teams.

Sports Larson, Truex take top 2 spots in Michigan qualifying
Author: 0 Larson, Truex take top 2 spots in Michigan qualifying

Martin Truex Jr. qualified second, meaning the top two drivers in the points standings will start from the front Sunday . Truex is first in the standings, one point ahead of Larson. "I didn't get home 'til Tuesday night, drove back up here and went over and tested a late model on Wednesday over in Grand Rapids, Michigan and then yesterday kind of got to take the day off, visit a little friends and family and then back it again today, so just nice to come home.

Sports India and Pakistan face off in dream cricket final
Author: 0 India and Pakistan face off in dream cricket final

A 30-second spot during the final to be broadcast by Rupert Murdoch's Star Sports is expected to cost almost 10 million rupees ($155,267), far higher than the 1 million rupees that advertisers pay on average for most Indian shows, said a person involved in buying ads.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors reign king in NBA championship parade

The Golden State Warriors are prepared to do everything possible to re-sign Stephen Curry according to Joe Lacob , the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors . Like I said, I want to be here. We just won a title. "I do think that fans wanted to see all of that star power every night", Sobieski says. "Hopefully we get it done".

Author: 0 NBA champ Warriors give Oakland something to celebrate

James' Heat teams and the previous Celtics nucleus were closer to super teams by Durant's definition, with the Celtics at one point possessing four All-Stars and the Heat signing adding the reigning MVP and Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade.

Sports Sohail accuses Pakistan of fixing CT matches
Author: 0 Sohail accuses Pakistan of fixing CT matches

Pakistan , after their loss to India , have won all matches . "I have already made it clear that any bilateral series with Pakistan is nearly impossible because there can not be sports relations between the two countries until there is terrorism from the Pakistani side", Goel has said last month in the national capital.

Sports Another Victory Parade for the Warriors
Author: 0 Another Victory Parade for the Warriors

And he looks forward to the nice payday. Curry and Durant also heard from former President Barack Obama with congratulations, though Durant said he was most excited that among 200 messages was a text from a high school girlfriend he didn't realize still had his number.

Author: 0 4-Way Tie For 1st Place After 2 Rounds of US Open

Holmes and Jamie Lovemark. For players like Jordan Spieth (73) and Johnson , it was a matter of not making enough putts. "So, it should be a fun weekend". "With where I was hitting it", he said with a smile, "I wasn't in the way". Si Woo Kim , who captured The Players Championship a month ago, had a 70 and was at 5-under 139 along with a pair of US Open newcomers.

Author: 0 It is Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko in French Open Women's final

I think we relaxed a little more in the second set, and we started playing our game. "But then I was just trying to be calm and just to try to play my game and just enjoy every moment". In her clan is her manager Virginia Ruzici, the only Romanian woman to have won a grand slam at the French Open in 1978. Pliskova would cut the deficit to 4-3 only to blaze a forehand long, leaving Halep to serve out the match after two hours.

Sports Murray hoping to make the most of last few competitions
Author: 0 Murray hoping to make the most of last few competitions

I would like to hope that I would continue to do that whilst I'm still enjoying it. The road to the All England Club begins across west London at the Queen's Club next week, when Murray will be aiming to win the grass-court event for a third successive year and sixth time in total.

Author: 0 US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy motivated by 'busy summer' after missing cut

He three-putted on No. 13. His problems deepened at the par-four 12th, when his second shot rolled off the back of the green. "I'm optimistic with where my game is", he said. McIlroy dismissed the notion of being rusty before the tournament, but conceded on his way out of Wisconsin that he hasn't played almost enough. Right behind him were 43 other players who broke par, breaking a championship record that had stood for 27 years.

Sports Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh
Author: 0 Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh

A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Justin Schultz gets past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) for a goal during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. I don't believe that's the word that we want to use to describe our team. Rookies accounted for the game-winning goals in the first four games of the series, with Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel connecting in Games One and Two and Gaudreau answering for the Preds in Games ...

Sports 'Amazing' Nadal better than ever, says Wawrinka
Author: 0 'Amazing' Nadal better than ever, says Wawrinka

Toni presented his nephew with a replica of the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy in what is his final French Open before handing over full-time to 1998 Paris champion Carlos Moya. As a tired Wawrinka sliced a volley into the net on match point Nadal collapsed on his back on the baseline. A tired Wawrinka put up a valiant fight-the Swiss beat Andy Murray in a match that lasted more than four-and-a-half hours in the semi-finals-but there is likely no player in the world who could have ...

Author: 0 McIlroy and Day get the weekend off

Lowry's front nine nearly saw the Esker Hills golfer play his way out of the tournament as he posted four bogeys with just the one shot gained. "There's a lot of different ways to play it". "Hopefully I've got a lot of the bad stuff out of my system yesterday and some parts today". Friday wasn't almost as favorable for the world's three-top ranked players, none of whom will move onto the weekend.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy final: 'Pressure is more on India'

Their captain Sarfraz Ahmed said they had quickly forgotten the opening loss to India and simply focused on the next game in their bid to win the Champions Trophy for the first time. The final Champions Trophy 2017 will witness India - Pakistan clash after a gap of 9 years and only the 2nd time in an ICC event with the first one being the 2007 World T20 final.

Sports Champions Trophy 2017: Kohli should not change anything, says Dravid
Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Kohli should not change anything, says Dravid

Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world's top-eight one-day global sides. "But someone asked me before the tournament who would be in the final and I said Pakistan. We just want to enjoy the finals and we deserve to be there", the skipper had a calm confidence in his tone.

Sports Pakistan's turnaround has been magnificent: Kohli
Author: 0 Pakistan's turnaround has been magnificent: Kohli

To this day, Pakistan has never beaten India at the World Cup. So I know we have to learn a little bit more how can we stop runs and put pressure on the opponent. Yet Pakistan have rejigged the side since then. Back spasms take two days anyway. Azhar scored 76 off 100 balls followed by Fakhar Zaman who scored 57 in 58 balls.

Sports Lonzo Ball Considering Talking To Other Lottery Teams, Report Says
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball Considering Talking To Other Lottery Teams, Report Says

Perhaps, Fox was asked after his solo workout, he was motivated by that? "You can say that about anybody". Every draft projection seemingly has Fultz going first to Boston and Ball second to the Lakers. Ball didn't attend the National Basketball Association draft combine or draft lottery, whereas Fox attended both. Lonzo goes on to note that although he's not as outward with his confidence as his father, he believes he has the same confidence within himself, and credits LaVar for ...

Author: 0 Cavaliers, Warriors deliver most-watched NBA Finals since 1998

Tens of millions flocked to social media in anticipation of this year's NBA Finals , the third straight year the Warriors and the Cavaliers fought for the championship. "There are decisions that need to be made every single year, and you have to assess the situation as it is". "But everything that we went through as a team, individually, as an organisation makes this day so much sweeter".

Sports UFC Fight Night Predictions: Derrick Lewis vs. Mark Hunt 6/10/17
Author: 0 UFC Fight Night Predictions: Derrick Lewis vs. Mark Hunt 6/10/17

With the win, Mr. Hunt improved to 13-11-1 while Mr. Lewis dropped to 18-5 and saw his winning streak halted to six. For his part, Mr. Lewis hinted that the fight could be his last. Out of the two fighters when it comes to conditioning I believe Hunt will have the edge as Lewis has had a horrendous time going into the later rounds.

Author: 0 Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2

Open courses, it was beginning to firm up from the early week rain, plus the USGA had a few tricks up its sleeve. Casey posted a one-under 71 to move to seven under, while Fleetwood and Americans Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka signed for 70s at Erin Hills .

Author: 0 An early US Open departure for Day and McIlroy

McIlroy (78) and Day (79) are coming off their worst scores ever in a U.S. Open , mainly because they couldn't keep it out of the thick fescue that frames the wide fairways at Erin Hills . He's back at 1 under as he finishes his round on the front nine. After Thursday's round, McIlroy and his coach Michael Bannon discussed his swing issues.

Sports Champions Trophy final betting tips: India v Pakistan preview
Author: 0 Champions Trophy final betting tips: India v Pakistan preview

Captain Kohli will also look to use off-break spinner Kedar Jadhav - who took two vital wickets in his previous match against Bangladesh - alongside Hardik Pandya to deceive the Pakistan batsmen. "The boys now need to be level-headed and focus on playing good cricket". While India is all set to take on Pakistan after defeating Bangladesh in semi-finals, Pakistan has chose to opt out from the mega event citing safety issues as their major area of concern.

Sports Pakistan team's message to the nation after beating England
Author: 0 Pakistan team's message to the nation after beating England

Sohail further warned the players to concentrate on their game and remain level-headed; otherwise they would not be able to survive. "We will have to groom what we have so they can get matured enough for the next World Cup", he added. "We were on top when they were batting and I thought we could have scored 330 to 340 if they were there", Mashrafe was quoted as saying by Bangladesh's newspaper "The Daily Star" after Thursday's match which they lost by 9 wickets.

Author: 0 Green Mocks Cavs and LeBron in Celebration Parade

Oakland is celebrating its second championship in the past three years. The tête-à-tête even spilled over to social media as James targeted Green with a light sexual barb only for Green to fire back with a quip about James' new haircut.

Sports Donnarumma rejects new AC Milan contract
Author: 0 Donnarumma rejects new AC Milan contract

Mino Raiola and his star client Gigio Donnarumma are in the middle of a storm right now. "We are facing a change in behaviour when it comes to young players", Marotta told Corriere della Sera . Mirabelli added: "For the moment, nothing will happen with Donnarumma". The input we got from the owners is not to accept offers. For us, Donnarumma is priceless.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo's sister may have confirmed Real Madrid star's twins
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo's sister may have confirmed Real Madrid star's twins

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo appears determined to quit Spain as he believes he is being singled out for unfair treatment by the tax authorities. "Very few clubs can meet his expectations". Inevitably, Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Manchester United - a club he has never hidden his affection for since departing in 2009.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo Latest: Agent held talks with PSG, Man Utd can not compete
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Latest: Agent held talks with PSG, Man Utd can not compete

Madrid have expressed "full confidence" in Ronaldo and believe he will be proven innocent of any wrongdoing, but nonetheless the Portugal worldwide is claimed to have made an " irreversible decision" to leave Santiago Bernabeu. However, his Real contract is understood to have a €1bn (£874m) buy-out clause and, in May, Forbes calculated his pre-tax salary as being close to 45m a year.

Sports LeBron James would like MJ and Magic as 3-on-3 teammates
Author: 0 LeBron James would like MJ and Magic as 3-on-3 teammates

James and his Cavaliers will battle the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Compared the traditional 5-on-5 game that most players are used to, this 3-on-3 version might require a different skill set. Even if James did want to play, he may not have had an option to do so. Warriors forward Draymond Green echoed those sentiments on Sunday. "I think it's great for basketball", LeBron said.

Author: 0 Green to LeBron: You started the super team, bro

We got "em out of here quick". Green's shirt had the staple "Q" on it, but instead of spelling out Quicken, it spelled out "Quickie" with the Larry O'Brien Trophy. If it was just a case of too many people riding on the back, I'm going to be extremely disappointed. James was shirtless, working out in a gym. Green was among those who commented on James' post, saying, "Them dubs finally made him go bald!" Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard James ...