January 24, 2018

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Malik has a career spanning nearly two decades began in the form of an off-spinner and would most likely culminate, whenever it does as one of the most dependable batsman in the shorter versions of the game that Pakistan has ever had. He added: " England are a very good side". Hosts England , who were the losing finalists in the last edition in 2013, are among the favourites this time because of their current form and the fact that that they are playing in their home conditions. Read More »

Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets


Today, on Nashville Predators Pride Day and Captain Mike Fisher's (aka Mr. Underwood) birthday, the Pittsburgh Penguins descend upon Bridgestone Arena once more for game 4. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby scored on a breakaway about a minute later. His absence leaves the Penguins without a veteran penalty killer. "As you can see by the way we play, our defensemen have the green light to add to the rush or lead the rush, take charge offensively in the offensive zone", Laviolette said. Read More »

Matta out after 13 seasons at Ohio State


But Matta's last two teams were both bad, and the Buckeyes' recruiting suffered over the course of the last few years. He leaves Ohio State as the program's all-time leader in wins, and even though I am not as entrenched as media as others, I have a great personal story involving Matta. Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal, Unleash Storm in Paris

Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands recovered from a set down to beat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic and reach the second round of the French Open . He had two break points in the following game that he failed to covert, the moment at which he indicated the momentum shifted. Read More »

NZ win toss, batting first vs Australia in Champions Trophy


Australia made a dishevelled start, giving the New Zealand batsmen either room outside off stump to free their arms, or drifting onto leg stump to open up the onside. While multiple-time world champions and Champions Trophy winners Australia are always a tough nut to crack, New Zealand will enter the game at Edgbaston with renewed confidence after their six-wicket warm-up win over Sri Lanka at the same venue . Read More »

French Open 2017 - The Coach: The technical flaws hampering Garbine Muguruza


I just think that they were a little bit, sometimes should be a little bit more respectful". After beating Carina Witthoeft 7-5 6-1, the Czech said: "Well, [I'm] surprised that I'm in the fourth round here". "If you had been in my shoes on the court, I think you would have understood". She was a set and a break down in her second round match against the in-form Anett Kontaveit but looked to have settled back into the rhythm of her game until she came up against home-crowd hope Kristina ... Read More »

Real Madrid players Troll Barcelona's Gerard Pique during La Liga title celebrations


Zinedine Zidane's Champions League finalists went into the final day of the season needing a point at La Rosaleda to oust bitter rivals Barcelona as champions. "I live what I am doing with passion and what I have enjoyed the most is today because after nine or 10 months we have won La Liga". When Barca beat Real in El Clasico on 23 April, it gave renewed hope for an exciting title race - but Real won their last six games to win the league by three points. Read More »

Martin Kaymer implores support for Tiger: 'Stop being so nasty'


When asked to describe his hair color before the mugshot, he responded by saying it's "brown and fading". (AP) - Video from a Florida jail shows a barefoot and handcuffed Tiger Woods performing two breath tests after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence . Read More »

Erratic Kvitova's comeback cut short by Mattek-Sands


And then came Putinseva, who reached the quarter-finals here previous year without dropping a set, losing a tight match to Serena Williams . "I think the first two sets went very well, the third was was more hard". Muguruza has won six of her last seven matches on clay court. "You never stop learning and that's what I love about the game". However, Muguruza was unable to consolidate the break as Putintseva levelled the match at 1-1, breaking back immediately. Read More »

Taylor's 9th-inning slam leads Dodgers over Brewers 10-8


Following Friday's 14 strikeouts over seven innings, Kershaw will need just three Ks in his next outing to pass Hunter. Kershaw - a six-time All-Star and National League (NL) MVP in 2014 - reached the milestone in 277 games. "It's been incredible", said reliever Josh Fields , who put the Dodgers in a late hole by allowing back-to-back home runs Saturday, including a grand slam to Travis Shaw. Read More »

Marlins' Edinson Volquez no-hits Diamondbacks in 3-0 win


Volquez paid tribute to Ventura on Instagram prior to the game and dedicated the performance to both Ventura and late Marlins ace Jose Fernandez afterward ( Twitter link via Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star). Miami will play the final game of its four-game homestand vs. Arizona on Sunday. Leake (5-4), who was leading the National League with a 2.24 ERA, gave up all but one of his five runs in the seventh inning. Read More »

Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

James and his family were reportedly not home at the time of the incident, which occurred just hours before the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Championship title. James continued, "It just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America". "But I can't sit in front of my boys right now and I won't be home until next week, so this is kind of killing me inside right now". Read More »

Warriors vs. Cavaliers in the NBA Finals: Who has the edge?


Asked by the Bay Area News Group's Tim Kawakami whether he'll coach again at some point, Kerr was emphatic: "Hell yeah". WHAT HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE? The Cavaliers' nine-game postseason road winning streak, three shy of the 2001-02 Lakers' league record, started with victories previous year in Games 5 and 7 in Oakland . Read More »

Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

Before Game 1's tip off, look at this rivalry's best moments - from Kyrie Irving's Game 7 shot to all the trash talk. The Warriors have won all but two of their games by double digits. Season series: Cavaliers, 3-1. "We're trying to repeat, which is so hard to do". Durant simply said he wanted to play with a team that had a chance to win a championship. Read More »

Sam Warburton to captain British and Irish Lions in tour opener

A glimmer of hope for the Lions lies in Ireland's win over the All Blacks in Chicago past year, which ended the New Zealanders' winning run. "One hundred per cent, yeah". "That's how you communicate and negotiate with the New Zealand public. That welcome was great for us, as soon as we hit the ground". The players and staff were greeted by a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony, with Welsh hooker Ken Owens leading a rendition of Calon Lan in response. Read More »

French Open favourite Nadal knows he may pay for resurgence


The fourth-seeded Muguruza is trying to avoid becoming the first reigning champion at Roland Garros to lose in the second round since 2014, when she upset Serena Williams at that stage. Petra Kvitova, two-time Grand Slam champion, lost in the second round against Bethanie Mattek-Sands after two tight tie breaks, and the Czech Republic tennis player wasn't up to the task this time. Read More »

Arsene Wenger agrees two-year contract with Arsenal

Unsurprisingly, Wenger is anxious about publicly discussing whether he expects the north London club to offer a new contract. This has definitely helped restore Arsenal's season but coming fifth in the league and being humiliated 10-2 on aggregate against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League has really put the Arsenal boss under enormous pressure. Read More »

Angels' Mike Trout has torn thumb ligament


The rookie allowed five runs on six hits and left after two singles to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. Shortly after the news broke on Monday that Trout needs surgery to fix a torn UCL in his left thumb and will be out for a significant period , ex-Halo outfielder Vernon Wells posted this amusing tweet in reaction. Read More »

French Open Twitter account is a set down


Thiem, who has won the second-most clay-court matches this season (has 18, one behind Albert Ramos-Vinolas), entered the French Open as one of the main contenders for the title having put together an impressive season on the red dirt, winning Rio, making finals in Barcelona and Madrid, and semis in Rome. Read More »

Player guide for Champions League finalist Juventus


But he was the one putting the ball at the back of the net when Real needed him the most in both the league and the Champions League . Even for a man and a club synonymous with European Cup glory, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid stand on the brink of history in Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff . Read More »

Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup


It was Green who was suspended for Game 5 of last year's Finals for a swipe at James' groin - and Golden State wound up squandering a 3-1 series lead and chance at a repeat title. As in, we're doing 2016 over again - in 2017. The C's point guard didn't divulge much information, as he's still figuring out the best course of action for recovering this offseason. Read More »

Junior Guerra activated, taking mound for Brewers against Arizona


Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson throws to the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 27, 2017 , in Milwaukee . Louis Cardinals in the series finale. Counsell, the former D-back, went out of his way to let the umpire know he disagreed and that was enough for him to be ejected from the game. Read More »