• India win toss, choose to bowl against South Africa
India win toss, choose to bowl against South Africa

Now Pakistan are just one game away from a semi-final with either tournament hosts England or Bangladesh and a wary Mathews said: "We all know they're a very risky team". Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers , apart from being the captain and best batsmen of their respective sides, are two men with a lot of respect and admiration for each other.

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  • The Belmont Stakes: What you need to know
The Belmont Stakes: What you need to know

The field was missing the winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes , plus Epicharis was a late scratch . Pletcher's Triple Crown dreams became unglued when Always Dreaming flopped in the Preakness only two weeks after his Derby triumph.

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  • Win title with new deal!: Arsenal bosses demand of Wenger
Win title with new deal!: Arsenal bosses demand of Wenger

Wenger failed to guide the Gunners into the top four in the Premier League for the first time in his 21-year stint at the club, but ended up winning a record-breaking 13th FA Cup last weekend. In the last two years, the club said it had invested nearly £40m in the facilities at its training centre in London Colney, and at the Academy at Hale...

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  • Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of French Open by unseeded Jelena Ostapenko
Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of French Open by unseeded Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko said: "We are good friends, because we played the doubles in China previous year, and that's how I got to know her, she is a really nice person". Yet she showed remarkable composure after being made to wait for the start of the third set by a Bacsinszky bathroom break, smashing her way into the Roland Garros final.

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  • Ben Stokes awaiting scan results on knee injury
Ben Stokes awaiting scan results on knee injury

Bairstow's contribution of 51 was unable to sustain a telling fightback at Lord's - where Kagiso Rabada (4-39) and Wayne Parnell (3-43) did all the early damage. In all-rounder Ben Stokes they have one of the world s best, with the Durham hero paid a record $2.16 million to take part before being named the tournament s most valuable player on...

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  • Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year
Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year

Berger's 10-under overall score included a bogey-free final round where he made par on the par-4 18th hole. Sydneysider Jones, who began his round on the 10th, couldn't rediscover the first-round radar with his approach shots, but played some exquisite chips and clutch putts around several greens to maintain his challenge.

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  • Pittsburgh wins 2nd straight Stanley Cup title
Pittsburgh wins 2nd straight Stanley Cup title

With the Predators goal empty, it was left to Carl Hagelin to score the coup de grace with a breakaway, triggering wild celebrations on the Penguins bench. Sullivan is the first American-born coach to win the Cup not once, but twice. He had whistled the play dead when he lost sight of the puck with Murray on the ice between him and the puck.

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  • Top seed Angelique Kerber beaten
Top seed Angelique Kerber beaten

Angelique Kerber is the first women's No. 1 seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era. Czech star Petra Kvitova made a triumphant return Sunday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over American Julia Boserup in the first round of the 2017 French Open .

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  • Cavs must win tonight or the Warriors are the NBA Champions
Cavs must win tonight or the Warriors are the NBA Champions

The Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven series to stun the defending champs in 2016, using a 112-97 win in Game 5 in Oakland as a catalyst. But if the Cavs could somehow produce a miracle and win Game 5, they would get Game 6 back in Cleveland and the world would be abuzz. The '96 Bulls breezed through the playoffs, reachi...

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  • Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals
Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

Halep, the No. 3 seed, broke Pliskova in the third game of the opening set to take an early 2-1 lead. "We were a bit unsure how she would be after the ankle injury (at the Italian Open) in Rome but she seems to be getting better and better with every match", she added.

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  • Offensive tackle King Dunlap retires from NFL
Offensive tackle King Dunlap retires from NFL

The 31-year-old left tackle who was scheduled to earn just under $ 6 million in 2017 chose to call it a career on Monday after being released by the team on March 13. Dunlap's agents sent out a tweet on Monday saying that their client has opted to retire rather than continue his career for a 10th season. The nine-year veteran played in 98 games ...

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  • Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky
Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky

She finds the fact that she'll be playing Ostapenko on the day of their birthdays fairly amusing. "I don't think we can ever see another guy like this", Kuerten said. She didn't panic when the experienced Dane took the first set after coping with the blustery conditions much better than Ostapenko, whose flat groundstrokes have little margin for ...

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  • Lions name team for Crusaders game
Lions name team for Crusaders game

The Lions also conceded a try just before halftime and head coach Warren Gatland said they were both telling blows. Tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong is the other Irish starter in a team to be captained by Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones, who captained the Lions in the third Test against the Wallabies four years ago and is a veteran of the 2009...

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  • Chelsea star Costa open to Atletico Madrid return but rules out China
Chelsea star Costa open to Atletico Madrid return but rules out China

Right now I'm a Chelsea player because I have a contract, but the coach does not want me there. "He's already won two titles in his three seasons at Chelsea ". "Of course I rule out China, I have to think about the World Cup", he said. The fight for the place has to be fair to stay and fight, but the fight is not fair and I have to leave.

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Results: Record Partnership Steers Bangladesh to Win
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Results: Record Partnership Steers Bangladesh to Win

Now Bangladesh must hope that tournament hosts England beat Australia in the final Group A match at Edgbaston on Saturday if they are to go through to the semi-finals. Trent Boult finally managed to break the partnership stand as Shakib swung and missed in the 47th over but the curtains had already dropped on New Zealand in the game an...

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  • Liverpool ready to shatter transfer record for England ace
Liverpool ready to shatter transfer record for England ace

Speaking to BT Sport after Arsenal's FA Cup final win over Chelsea, the player even went as far as to admit his hopes to emulate Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard: "the centre-mid role..." Oxlade-Chamberlain has excelled in central midfield and regularly been deployed out wide, while the England worldwide ended the season playing right wing-back ...

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  • Jutanugarn beats Thompson, Chun in playoff at LPGA Classic
Jutanugarn beats Thompson, Chun in playoff at LPGA Classic

If a new sponsor comes on board, it's also possible it may choose to start in 2019. She was making her first career weekend appearance at an LPGA Tour event. Ariya would not have had a chance to win on Sunday if Thompson had not suffered a meltdown, her jangled nerves betraying her when under pressure with the putter.

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  • Champions Trophy: Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir shine in South Africa win
Champions Trophy: Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir shine in South Africa win

The injury-prone Mathews will undergo a fitness test before the start of the match , and the feeling is he is extremely unlikely to play, with Upul Tharanga then expected to stand in as captain, and even if he does make it, it will be as a pure batsman .

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  • Crosby dominant in Penguins' Game 5 win over Predators
Crosby dominant in Penguins' Game 5 win over Predators

History shows Game 5 is a telling one. Charles Barkley and hockey fans across the country have tuned in to watch the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators, no matter the score - and the score hasn't always been close.

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  • Warriors clinging to 98-93 lead heading into 4th
Warriors clinging to 98-93 lead heading into 4th

Curry added 34 and Andre Iguodala was a force off the bench, scoring 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting. James hit a 3-pointer on the next possession and the Cavs didn't go away, cutting a 17-point deficit to three in the opening minute of the fourth quarter with help from Smith's 25 points.

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  • Truex Jr. to start at rear of field Sunday after changing engines
Truex Jr. to start at rear of field Sunday after changing engines

Most of the field, including Blaney , pitted and the race resumed with 13 laps remaining. In this his second full season with legendary Wood Brothers, NASCAR's oldest continuous operating team, he had come close on several occasions to that initial victory.

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  • Bahrain says it too will jail Qatar sympathisers
Bahrain says it too will jail Qatar sympathisers

Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain lead a string of countries that this week cut ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival. Gabriel said it was important to prevent any "further escalation" and that Germany was willing to help with any negotiatio...

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  • Jong-nam was carrying US$120000 in cash at KLIA2
Jong-nam was carrying US$120000 in cash at KLIA2

Rodman would be arriving in Pyongyang at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Pyongyang , which is now detaining four Americans. The cover of a Chinese magazine features a portrait of Kim Jong Nam , the late half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , at a news agent in Beijing, China February 27, 2017.

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  • Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals Game 5 Preview And Prediction
Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals Game 5 Preview And Prediction

The Cavs need to win with improved defense, because it can't consistently outscore the Warriors in a shootout. "I'm stressed out. Keep doing this every year". The Cavs have yet to win at Oracle in The Finals, so either James extends his streak tonight or Cleveland's season is over. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for t...

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  • Paul Simpson hopes for big future for England's World Cup winners
Paul Simpson hopes for big future for England's World Cup winners

Freddie Woodman, England goalkeeper, made two vital saves in the second half. "Maybe not on the night in the final but tonight was just about finding a way to win that game and the players have done it and I'm absolutely delighted for every single one of the players, every single one of the staff".

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  • Harry Kane comes to England's rescue against Scotland
Harry Kane comes to England's rescue against Scotland

England come full circle on Tuesday as Gareth Southgate's side finish their season with a trip to France, scene of their disastrous showing a year ago at Euro 2016. In fact, this decision has now led many to speculate that Kane might be the player to succeed Rooney as overall England captain in the long term.

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers focus on limiting Stephen Curry's impact in NBA Finals
Cleveland Cavaliers focus on limiting Stephen Curry's impact in NBA Finals

The buyer purchased the tickets from a season-ticket holder on the team's official resale site Sunday night, ESPN said. Golden State has a 3-1 lead on Cleveland heading into Game 5. "We're right where we want to be", he said. "I thought the first two games we were being too nice". "I've been in the situation before, I've been in these meeti...

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  • Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win French Open
Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win French Open

JELENA Ostapenko has completed an extraordinary grand slam fairytale, upstaging Simona Halep to win the French Open . "It's a tough moment for me, but it's gonna go away, I hope, with the time". Cahill is optimistic that won't be the case. "I go to a club and dance with the teacher there, he's a professional dancer". "I am upset but congr...

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  • NBA Finals Predictions: Will the Warriors close out the Cavs? 6/12/17
NBA Finals Predictions: Will the Warriors close out the Cavs? 6/12/17

Cleveland Cavaliers fans cheer during a watch party outside Quicken Loans Arena for Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors , Friday, June 9, 2017, in Cleveland. Simply put, that won't continue, and the Dubs will win the series 4-1. Before the series, James knew what he was up against. "So I...

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  • Jets' quest to trade Eric Decker ends poorly
Jets' quest to trade Eric Decker ends poorly

Last week we talked about the Titans possibly being interested in Eric Decker . The Ravens , who signed free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin on Monday, were in the mix for Decker. When will Congress approve another round of Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC)? He landed on the injured reserve after Week 5 of the 2016 regular season with a torn ...

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  • Emotional Muguruza criticises Roland Garros crowd
Emotional Muguruza criticises Roland Garros crowd

These two have split their only two meetings with Bacsinszky winning in this years Davis Cup and Mladenovic winning in the 2016 Eastbourne International. On the other hand, Mladenovic has won just 44 percent of her second-serve points, an ominous stat for a player whose serve is powerful but unreliable.

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  • Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup
Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

Forget a golden anniversary: The Penguins will cap their 50th season with their names on the most famous silver cup in sports - again. "He was our leader and picked up the team when we needed it". The Penguins also killed off 32 seconds of a 5-on-3 at 8:47 of the third after Trevor Daley punched Ryan Ellis with Olli Maatta already in the box for ...

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  • Barcelona chiefs seek Marco Verratti talks in Formentera
Barcelona chiefs seek Marco Verratti talks in Formentera

In fact, his impressive development over the last five years have seen the player blossom into one of the finest central midfielders in the world. PSG saw their dominance of French football inspired by Leonardo Jardim's enthralling Monaco, leading to talk Verratti could leave for a new challenge elsewhere.

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  • Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge
Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge

The Cavs used a combination of aggressive and physical defense, offensive execution and great shooting to accomplish what many thought was impossible until Game 4: slow down the Warriors pace while maintaining their own. This is what Cleveland can control. All four of their key players are under 30, and they still have plenty of time on the clock...

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  • Manchester United must pay Belotti's release clause of €100m - Torino president
Manchester United must pay Belotti's release clause of €100m - Torino president

Belotti is one of a number of strikers to have been linked with United , and has also been reported to be interesting AC Milan . Chelsea have always been linked with making a move for him and even Manchester United are interested in taking him to Old Trafford this summer, but it seems the Premier League duo are set to face competition fro...

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