• Champions Trophy 2017: Australia-New Zealand tie abandoned due to rain
Champions Trophy 2017: Australia-New Zealand tie abandoned due to rain

Smith-led side are due to play Bangladesh on Monday at The Oval, Australia had earlier cancelled their tour to Bangladesh in 2015 citing security concerns. Smith was frustrated with the sloppy bowling, but he refused to reveal whether he would make changes to the line-up to face Bangladesh . "I thought it was probably one of the worst bowl...

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  • Bale ends season on good note, celebrates title at home
Bale ends season on good note, celebrates title at home

Even media in Barcelona found it within themselves to praise Madrid, with Diario Sport calling them "Just champions" on their cover, while Mundo Deportivo acknowledged Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's part in the triumph, labelling the Frenchman "historic".

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  • Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris
Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris

The first set, an 84-minute spectacle, saw Del Potro start strongest, but Murray soon pegged him back to force a tiebreak. "I'm starting to feel better", Murray said. The tactical side is very important for me. She next plays No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Marin Cilic is through to the fourth round of the French Open after swatti...

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  • Majestic Modric the key to Madrid's Champions League final turnaround
Majestic Modric the key to Madrid's Champions League final turnaround

Juve were deservedly level at half-time after Mario Mandzukic's wonder-goal cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, but the Serie A champions produced a listless display after the break to allow Zinedine Zidane's side to cruise to victory through further goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio .

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  • Predators rout Penguins 5-1 in Game Three of Stanley Cup Final
Predators rout Penguins 5-1 in Game Three of Stanley Cup Final

Then the skate blades fell off. The Penguins still have the lead, but Nashville's dominating the puck. That's been an issue both on the power play and with both teams at full strength. Let's be clear: It is never okay to wear a jersey with your own name on it. Rinne stopped 27 of 28 shots in Nashville's 5-1 romp to finally, finally show up in...

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  • Goffin retires from match at French Open
Goffin retires from match at French Open

This was Muguruza's first attempt at defending a Grand Slam championship, and she ran into a determined Mladenovic , who was backed by a vocal crowd of countrymen who chanted her nickname, Kiki, throughout the match. "I bumped into her., gave her a big hug and said, "I'm really pleased you're back", Stosur said. Kuznetsova did not help her cause...

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  • Daniel Summerhays three shots clear entering final round of Memorial Tournament
Daniel Summerhays three shots clear entering final round of Memorial Tournament

After back-to-back rounds of 67 staked him to a five-shot cushion, Dufner will enter Sunday at the Memorial four behind Summerhays, at 9 under par, following a third-round 77. "Maybe a 63. It couldn't have gone for worse for Duf (Dufner) out there". He tried to play a flawless shot and barely got it out, then chipped down to wtihtin five feet and m...

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  • NBA Finals: Three things to look for in Game 2
NBA Finals: Three things to look for in Game 2

Cavs' LeBron James admitted afterwards that Durant was certainly the difference between the two teams and vowed to pay closer attention to the All-Star free scorer. "I will say this-this is not going to be a case where I'm coaching one night, not coaching the next", he said. "They're 13-0. They're constantly breaking records every year".

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  • Mumbai Indians crowned champions of IPL 2017
Mumbai Indians crowned champions of IPL 2017

Pune kept Indians to a low total in the first innings and appeared set to win the IPL title in their last-ever match as a franchise, but Mumbai put on a bowling show of their own, limiting boundaries to avenge their loss in the first qualifier.

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  • Koscielny banned for FA Cup final after losing appeal
Koscielny banned for FA Cup final after losing appeal

Arsenal won their last five Premier League games to end the 2016-17 season on a positive note despite their top-four failure. Arsenal have already struggled to cope without Koscielny in the heart of the defence earlier this season especially in the Champions League when the Gunners conceded nine goals against Bayern Munich when the Fre...

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  • Overtime Shortened as 2017 NFL Rule Changes Hit
Overtime Shortened as 2017 NFL Rule Changes Hit

The rules have been loosened for the 2017 season - allowing players to again use the football as a prop , celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground if they like. For all the maneuvering, end zone celebration talk generated the most buzz. At the very least, you'd think he'd at least know what the rules were prior to the change.

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  • Buffon vows to take one more shot at winning Champions League
Buffon vows to take one more shot at winning Champions League

AC Milan were the last team to retain Europe's top prize when they triumphed in 1989 and 1990. Asked how long the spell can last, Modric responded: "It's hard to say this but, like I said, we need to keep doing what we are doing, enjoy what we are doing and we will see".

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  • Nicky Hayden Dies after Cycling Accident in Italy
Nicky Hayden Dies after Cycling Accident in Italy

CESENA, Italy (AP) - Four days after being hit by a vehicle while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital. After news of Hayden's accident broke last week, Rossi paid tribute to his competitor and described him as "one of the best friends I've ever had in the...

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  • World No 1 Kerber knocked out of French Open
World No 1 Kerber knocked out of French Open

And the German's lack of form was on display on the Philippe Chatrier court as her weak serve was broken a total of six times by Makarova. However, Mattek-Sands responded once more to earn a match point on her rival's serve and victory was hers when Kvitova double-faulted at the worst moment.

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  • Real Madrid wins UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid wins UEFA Champions League

Casemiro and Marco Asensio netted strikes of their own, rendering Mario Mandzukic's spectacular equalising overhead kick redundant. They certainly don't, as the Portuguese star scored 16 goals in his last ten games and a remarkable ten goals across the quarter, semi and final of this year's Champions League - all of which brought him to 42...

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  • Luka Modric believes Real Madrid will dominate European football for some time
Luka Modric believes Real Madrid will dominate European football for some time

Cristiano Ronaldo believes winning the Champions League for the fourth time is as sweet as his first with Manchester United . Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener was cancelled out by a stupendous Mario Mandzukic goal, the Croatian chesting down Gonzalo Higuain's volleyed lay-off and arcing a sublime volley over Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas .

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  • 2016 champ Muguruza loses to France's Mladenovic in Paris
2016 champ Muguruza loses to France's Mladenovic in Paris

With the boisterous crowd willing her every step of the way, Mladenovic was the more opportunistic player in the final set. "I noticed once when they kind of screamed between her first and second serve, but that's because they thought it's a double fault because the first serve was a let".

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  • Andretti backs Alonso for Indy 500 glory
Andretti backs Alonso for Indy 500 glory

And some of the drivers he'll challenge for the '500 win are well aware of that. "We're all very relieved to hear that everyone is safe and that the suspects were caught", Taco Bell Corp. In addition to Alonso's massive talent, Hinchcliffe has also been impressed at the Spanish driver's personality. "But I don't know, maybe I am falling...

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  • Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory
Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

On the other hand, points leader Kyle Larson will be starting at 39th as he unfortunately missed the qualifying attempt due to inspection issues. With the additional stage, there is one extra playoff point and as many as 10 extra regular-season points on the line Sunday.

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  • Bad blood? No, just bad breath between Subban, Crosby
Bad blood? No, just bad breath between Subban, Crosby

Subban was seen getting in Crosby's face after the Predators thrashed Pittsburgh 5-1 on Saturday to get their first win of the series. The flight of the catfish at PPG Paints Arena came close to saving Game 1, but no bottom-feeder showed up for Game 2 to slow the Penguins from prevailing over the Predators, 4-1.

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  • Golden State Warriors dominate Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91
Golden State Warriors dominate Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91

The Warriors took a 1-0 games lead in the best-of-seven series on Thursday after cruising to a 113-91 win in Oakland . It's going to take another rally for that to happen again. They made a lot of adjustments. "But if we play with pace and we're attacking the basket, then that will help open up shots for those guys". "We didn't play as well ...

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  • Oracle Team USA beat New Zealand, win America's Cup qualifier
Oracle Team USA beat New Zealand, win America's Cup qualifier

In todays other race, Artemis Racing comfortably beat Groupama Team France, who had already been eliminated. Owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison and skippered by Australian Jimmy Spithill , Oracle Team USA sailed a masterful race on Bermuda's Great Sound on the final day of the qualifiers Saturday to beat Emirates Team New Zealand ...

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  • French Open roundup from day one's action
French Open roundup from day one's action

I got home at 1 a.m., it was hard to sleep. Her strokes were off all match against Makarova, who has reached two major semifinals, but never been past the fourth round in Paris . It was the second successive first round exit at Roland Garros for World No 1 Kerber, the reigning US Open champion. There was a warm embrace between Kvitova and ...

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  • Murray sees off Del Potro
Murray sees off Del Potro

The tiebreak was a mini-match in itself, with Murray opening up a 6-4 lead, missing both set points then facing another after Del Potro pulled off a miracle forehand victor off a Murray pass. I guess if they were on their phones or looking completely disinterested, or cracking up and having a laugh up there, I would probably find it a bit hard to c...

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  • Cavs' Love eager to avenge loss but sees benefit of extra rest
Cavs' Love eager to avenge loss but sees benefit of extra rest

It was one game . "They capitalised on our mistakes, a lot of easy baskets we can't allow going into game two". That in short is the impact of adding a Durant to a team that already boast so much talent. Im not about getting these gaudy stats. “Theres nothing really needs to be said. "You got to really get out here and get a chance to do...

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  • Cavaliers to Increase Physicality With Warriors in Game 2
Cavaliers to Increase Physicality With Warriors in Game 2

The great are getting even better stealing from one another's game . What was the difference between Durant's hot 24 minutes to start the game and Curry's scorching 12? I definitely learned a lot from him as far as his base of his jump shot, his balance in the pick-and-roll, his ball handling, just all the skills that you see within the player...

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  • Angelique Kerber falls to Ekaterina Makarova at 2017 French Open
Angelique Kerber falls to Ekaterina Makarova at 2017 French Open

I have the best memories which I can have. This match is special to me. "On clay I'm not feeling so good especially on my movement". "Thank you for everything, you helped me through this hard time", an emotional Kvitova said. "Well", she said, "that's unbelievable". "Last year it was a completely different year". "I think it doesn't reall...

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  • Defending champion Garbine Muguruza loses to Kristina Mladenovic
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza loses to Kristina Mladenovic

This time, she would need two hours to complete her 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win and it took her to her first Roland Garros quarter-final. Playing close to the lines, she got back into her stride and took the decider in 32 minutes on the first of two match points.

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  • Andy Murray voices support for gay marriage after Margaret Court's 'offensive' remarks
Andy Murray voices support for gay marriage after Margaret Court's 'offensive' remarks

The Australian 24-time Grand Slam champion is now a Christian pastor and recently caused controversy by claiming that she will avoid flying with Qantas airlines due to their support of same-sex marriage. World number one Andy Murray has joined a growing list of players to disagree with 24-time Grand Slam victor Margaret Court's views on same-...

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  • Ronaldo silences Madrid critics with 3rd CL title in 4 years
Ronaldo silences Madrid critics with 3rd CL title in 4 years

But he shrugged off questions about the Madrid fans who have previously whistled him. Juventus edged the first half but Madrid returned from the break rejuvenated, with the Portuguese taking his tally to 600 goals for club and country in-between breakthroughs from Casemiro and Marco Asensio.

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  • Yuvraj's innings changed the match - Kohli
Yuvraj's innings changed the match - Kohli

The Indian batsmen were particularly brutal on Pakistan seamer Wahab Riaz , who went for 87 runs in 8.4 overs before limping off injured, the most expensive spell of five overs or more in Champions Trophy history. But he too failed as he got run out cheaply for 15 runs. Though Wasim was economical, facing a spinner early on released the pressure...

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  • LeSean McCoy: 'Don't be surprised' if Jeremy Maclin signs with Bills
LeSean McCoy: 'Don't be surprised' if Jeremy Maclin signs with Bills

And the Bills apparently think that's a pretty good idea. A source with knowledge of the situation told the Huffington Post Sunday that the Bills are in "preliminary talks" with the wide receiver. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor is ready to join the welcoming committee for Maclin. Maclin earned 0.57 Reception Net Expected Points per target a year ...

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  • Dufner wins Memorial after roller coaster weekend — Sunday's roundup
Dufner wins Memorial after roller coaster weekend — Sunday's roundup

Matt Kuchar , who won the Memorial four years ago, ran off three straight birdies on the back nine and shot a 67. Dufner had started the day with a commanding five-shot lead over Summerhays at Muirfiled Village in Dublin, Ohio . Dufner went from the 36-hole record to four strokes out of the lead. The biggest surprise this week at Muirfield Vil...

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  • Oracle beats Kiwis to earn America's Cup match bonus point
Oracle beats Kiwis to earn America's Cup match bonus point

Statistics show the British team are the best off the start line, but poor boat speed and a habit of picking up unwelcome penalties has cost them heavily. Five of the six teams in Bermuda, including Land Rover BAR, have signed a framework... "Emirates Team New Zealand have certainly proved through this qualifying round to be sailing really well".

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  • The Finals: It's now NBA All-Star War
The Finals: It's now NBA All-Star War

Cleveland's superstar, LeBron James , can rise to even bigger heights with his fourth title. "You can look at Golden State and how they're playing, it's pretty dominant", Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said on Tuesday. This time around the Cavaliers had a full roster at 100 percent health. While the Cavs finished first in th...

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