• Google doodle turns into a cricket game for Champions Trophy 2017
Google doodle turns into a cricket game for Champions Trophy 2017

We have done well in our last few matches against England and we are confident", he said. "We were a young unit". We must support our team and fans should change their mindset and should highlight the positives. "Whatever happens otherwise, let the administrators take care of that", the legendary all-rounder said. "But we know we are also a...

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  • Manchester United hoping to secure £130m double transfer deal
Manchester United hoping to secure £130m double transfer deal

Manchester United are strongly linked with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata , but they should be concentrating on Tottenham's Harry Kane . "It makes sense for an attacker who has scored 19 goals ". No matter his signature is being sought after by most of Europe's big clubs like AC Milan , Chelsea , and Manchester United , with the latter ...

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  • England 153 all out against South Africa
England 153 all out against South Africa

England beat South Africa by just two runs to win the second One-day global at Southampton on Saturday to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. England's metamorphosis since the last 50-over World Cup has been built on an aggressive style of batting, but in overcast conditions on a pitch that was offering assistance to the bo...

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  • Crosby doing it all again as Penguins close in on Cup
Crosby doing it all again as Penguins close in on Cup

The home team has won every game, by an average winning margin of 3.6 goals per game. The three-time Vezina Trophy finalist allowed eight goals on just 36 shots during the first two games in Pittsburgh . Still, such a decisive victory might indicate that the Penguins have figured out the best plan of attack against the Predators. Pittsburgh Peng...

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  • Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem - player profiles
Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem - player profiles

American Williams, the 2002 champion, was beaten 5-7 6-2 6-1 by Swiss 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky . Djokovic has now reached the quarter-final of the ongoing French Open where he will play Dominic Thiem on Tuesday. "It's possible that I'm playing too slow. It's unfortunate to finish at Roland Garros the way I did today". The fourth-se...

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  • £52m for Morata too low for Real
£52m for Morata too low for Real

Shaka Hislop delves into Pepe's career development at Real Madrid and how exactly he's molded into the player he is today. They are said to be demanding a staggering£78.6m fee for the 24-year-old, who scored 20 goals in all competitions last season.

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  • Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question
Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question

The Pens converted with the man advantage, the first of three goals scored on Rinne on just nine shots. Rinne has stopped just 34 of the 45 pucks that have come his way during seven forgettable periods at PPG Paints Arena. Mike Milbury will never be confused for a member of the P.K. Subban fan club. His hockey sense is really good. And he typical...

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  • Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand
Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand

He couldn't do it then - "I couldn't get the right pitch", he said - but he almost did later in the evening. Giancarlo Stanton kept taking aim at the batter's eye high above the center field fence at PNC Park during batting practice on Friday afternoon, but couldn't find the right pitch to get it there.

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  • Mexico beats Honduras 3-0, closes in on World Cup berth
Mexico beats Honduras 3-0, closes in on World Cup berth

They don't need points at Mexico on Sunday night, but man, would a result at the Azteca be nice. The history of World Cup qualifiers against the United States is significant. In fact, El Tri have only conceded one goal in their first five contests of this final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Carlos Salcedo , who picked up ...

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  • Bangladesh and N. Zealand hopes on the line
Bangladesh and N. Zealand hopes on the line

Victory saw England into the last four of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides after an eight-wicket defeat of Bangladesh at the Oval last week, regardless of the result of their last Group A match against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday.

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  • Victor Lindelof: Manchester United confirm agreement to sign Benfica defender
Victor Lindelof: Manchester United confirm agreement to sign Benfica defender

The report was published before Manchester United confirmed that an agreement had been reached to sign Lindelof on Saturday. Lindelof will be a solid addition at Old Trafford as the Portuguese boss looks to fill holes in the team and turn them into contenders in the Champions Leauge and Premier League.

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  • Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins take 3-2 lead over Nashville Predators
Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins take 3-2 lead over Nashville Predators

His first rush up the ice resulted in a near-amazing goal and a power play for the Penguins, who scored and never relinquished control of Game 5. "Wanted to make sure that we played on our toes". Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette appeals to linesman Brian Murphy, left, during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup F...

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  • Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6
Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6

That game is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday night, and it will be televised by NBC. Crosby's eventful night included becoming the franchise's all-time leading scorer in the Stanley Cup Final, a two-minute roughing penalty for trying to dribble Nashville defenseman P.K.

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  • Rain ruins Australia's run chase
Rain ruins Australia's run chase

This is the second successive match for Australia that has been washed out at the tournament so far, which means that they have two points on the board from two games while Bangladesh have one point. On the bright side for Smith, his bowlers were more effective against Bangladesh after struggling to find their rhythm in the New Zealand m...

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  • Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit
Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit

She reached the semis in her first tournament at Stuttgart but won only a single match in Madrid and Rome, where she withdrew in the third set against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni because of the thigh injury. But the injury she suffered in the Rome claycourt event in May has scuppered her plans, leaving her to probably hope for a wild card into the US Op...

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  • LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building super team
LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building super team

Kevin Durant (left) shoots the defining three-pointer over LeBron James . The top-seeded and undefeated Warriors , who can close out a ideal postseason run on Saturday morning (HK time ), boast a slew of weapons, most notably two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry and four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant.

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  • Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

But Green said he knew he had not been given the T on the previous tech that had been assigned to him in the first quarter. So when Green was T'd up " again " in the third quarter, the assumption was that he was ejected. They're doing the best they can in a very tense environment in which both teams are fighting their hearts out and sometimes break...

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  • Rays' Kevin Kiermaier on DL with broken hip after slide
Rays' Kevin Kiermaier on DL with broken hip after slide

In his place, the team has called up Mallex Smith from a Class AAA affiliate in Durham, N.C. I expect a full recovery. The injury occurred in the fifth inning as Kiermaier awkwardly slid into first base while trying to avoid a collision with the infielder at the bag.

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  • LeBron James climbs to third place in career NBA Finals scoring
LeBron James climbs to third place in career NBA Finals scoring

The Lakers make sense if LeBron wants to build a sustainable victor with a core blend of veterans and youthful talent like Paul George - if, as National Basketball Association gossip suggests, George truly is " hell-bent " on going to L.A. - and Brandon Ingram .

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  • 'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final
'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final

The Swiss 2015 champion hit a staggering 87 winners as he avenged last year's semi-final defeat by the world number one to set up a final against nine-times champion Rafa Nadal or rising Austrian talent Dominic Thiem . Prior to the start of the French Open , Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters, the Barcelona Open and the Madrid Open and now h...

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  • Cavaliers get physical to keep title hopes alive
Cavaliers get physical to keep title hopes alive

CLEVELAND The Cleveland Cavaliers staved off NBA Finals elimination and ended Golden State's shot at an unprecedented ideal run through the playoffs with a gritty 137-116 win over the Warriors on Friday. But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers , the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. I'll probably be r...

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  • Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5
Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one game away from a second consecutive Stanley Cup championship. There were calls - all from outside the Pittsburgh Penguins organization - to switch starting goaltenders for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena .

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  • Skipper Virat Kohli criticises team India for fielding against
Skipper Virat Kohli criticises team India for fielding against

A 136-run opening stand between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation for a big total , although Kohli appeared to struggle for momentum in the rain-interrupted match. And that's all we focus on. "This one's done and dusted.We come here to play the sport. The role of domestic matches including the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) ...

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  • LeBron James May Consider Leaving Cavs For LA Team In 2018
LeBron James May Consider Leaving Cavs For LA Team In 2018

Or James could come to the realization that leaving Cleveland a second time would simply be one heel turn too many. It's a dynasty that could continue for a few years, alongside the Warriors in the West, so long as James stays healthy, on a team loaded with talent like the Cavs, and in the league, period.

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  • Warriors go for historic NBA Finals sweep
Warriors go for historic NBA Finals sweep

Confusion and a lot of emotions mar Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers know something about historic comebacks. CLEVELAND - Kevin Durant might have joined the Golden State Warriors with a degree of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" behind his decision, but LeBron James doesn't have any problem with it - even it costs ...

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  • Europa League victory lifted Manchester, says Ferguson
Europa League victory lifted Manchester, says Ferguson

We want peace in the world and respect. "We are all proud of them, it was a great achievement", Ferguson told Sky Sports News. "I knew people who were at the concert, so it's not easy, it's not a nice moment - not just for Manchester but for the whole of England, and we all felt that".

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  • Fernando Alonso sets McLaren deadline to prove they are worth his time
Fernando Alonso sets McLaren deadline to prove they are worth his time

That's the only think that I can say now, until I sit down with myself in September, October or whatever - after the summer as I always said, I cannot say 100 percent about anything now. So it's enough. (...) At this point in my career, I consider my quality of life to be more important than my professional career. Liberty Media completed their b...

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  • Champions Trophy: Best OPPO Moments from Australia-Bangladesh game
Champions Trophy: Best OPPO Moments from Australia-Bangladesh game

Going into the game the Australian vice-captain needed 36 more runs to reach the 4000-run mark, and the left-hander finished unbeaten on 40 when rain played spoilsport. We've got ourselves from nine to number eight (in the ODI rankings) and our brand of cricket has changed. Starc destroyed Bangladesh late in the innings with a sensational dea...

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  • Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O's 8-2
Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O's 8-2

Starlin Castro leads the Yankees with 75 hits and 34 RBI while Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner have combined for 122 hits and 70 RBI. Whether they're able to do so this weekend is another question. Boston leadoff batter Mookie Betts got his 500th career hit with a swinging bunt to open the game. He was coming off six innings of three-hit ball i...

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  • Murray faces Wawrinka in French Open semifinals
Murray faces Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Japan's Kei Nishikori in four sets 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. However, Wawrinka quickly hit back, breaking first again for 4-3 in the second set and again in the ninth game to level the se...

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  • Duckworth-Lewis helps Pakistan recover with victory over South Africa
Duckworth-Lewis helps Pakistan recover with victory over South Africa

Miller finished not out on 75 off 104 balls after a dogged innings that included a 48-run partnership with Kagiso Rabada for the eighth wicket. But Pakistan picked up the pace toward the middle overs and ducked under the required run rate shortly before the rain delay, with 27 overs played and the team 19 runs ahead if the D/L method kicked i...

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  • Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals
Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

The Kiwis won two of three races against Ainslie's Land Rover BAR on Bermuda's Great Sound to win the series 5-2 and advance to face the victor of the series between Sweden's Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan . The teams went on the water early today, with Emirates Team New Zealand leading off at 9.30am. "We have been very fortunate...

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  • Google Celebrates Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive game
Google Celebrates Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive game

We see crickets (the insect) on the batting side. The first game of the Champions Trophy will be played at The Oval in which hosts England will take on Bangladesh . England require 85 runs off 72 balls. However, Pakistan is high in confidence and will look to build on a great start. India's Ifran Pathan (right) celebrates after dismis...

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  • Cavaliers destroy Warriors to stay alive in NBA Finals
Cavaliers destroy Warriors to stay alive in NBA Finals

Golden State won the National Basketball Association title in 2015 in six games over the Cavs, and Cleveland won a year ago in seven games. With Durant, Klay Thompson (30 points) and Curry (26 points, 13 rebounds) leading the way, Golden State weathered inspired performances from James (39 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists) and Kyrie Irving ...

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  • French Open plays catch-up after Saturday rain disruption
French Open plays catch-up after Saturday rain disruption

The 14-time major victor believes that some umpires are stricter than others who may afford a player more leeway especially in the red-hot atmosphere of a Grand Slam . It was wonderful match , and the next day, I was just done. Djokovic hasn't lost in the quarters of a grand slam since the 2014 Australian Open. Rafael Nadal is well-known as a...

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