Author: 0 Smith pleased with positives amid rain-marred frustration

But Aussie skipper Steve Smith said there could have been a "bit more urgency" to get the covers off when the rain stopped, with his team just four overs away from securing a much-needed tournament win. The Oval cricket ground as it rains after the ICC Champions Trophy match between Australia and Bangladesh in London on June 5, 2017. But the umpires are there to make a decision.

Author: 0 Nadal crushes Thiem in French Open to set up Wawrinka showdown

Stan Wawrinka had all sorts of leads against Andy Murray at the French Open but ultimately had to rally in a bruising five sets to reach a second final at Roland Garros . Rafa got another early break and behind a serve that became nearly untouchable at times , cruised to a two-set lead. - Murray bagged the third set to lead 7-6 (6) 3-6 7-5 against Wawrinka after a see-saw battle in the third set.

Sport Straight sets wins for Nadal and Djokovic
Author: 0 Straight sets wins for Nadal and Djokovic

He then called for the doctor at the start of the third set and the match was over inside two hours. If Novak Djokovic was hoping to take a little pressure and attention off himself after some rough results, he might very well have found the ideal way to do that by adding Andre Agassi as a coaching consultant of sorts for the French Open .

Author: 0 Immobile: "Contro il Liechtenstein dobbiamo vincere e fare tanti gol"

L'allungo degli iberici in chiave gol pare proibitivo ma i tanti giovani di Ventura sanno fare il loro dovere lì davanti: "Nella prima gara avremmo potuto fare quattro gol in mezz'ora ma poi è mancata concretezza". Dobbiamo fare tanti gol , ma non è l'unica strada percorribile per qualificarsi. Sarei bugiardo se dicessi che non speriamo in una sconfitta della Spagna .

Author: 0 Cavs halt Warriors ideal postseason, party in Game 4

But until the Cavs did it previous year, no team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. Their 49 points in the first quarter was a new record for the most in NBA Finals history. Fueled by the outburst, the Cavs went on a 12-2 run capped by a 3-pointer from Love and dunk by 36-year-old Richard Jefferson , who earlier in the day said he and his teammates would approach the 3-0 deficit like a marathon, "one step at a time ".

Sport French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem
Author: 0 French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem

Murray leads their head-to-head series 10-7, including a four-set victory in last year's French Open semifinals. 1983 - The last time an unseeded player reached the women's final at Roland Garros. He capped it, appropriately, with a backhand down the line, his 87th victor of the day, 51 more than Murray accumulated. When Wawrinka hit a reflex volley passing victor to a corner after a blink-and-you-miss-it exchange as both men stood at the net, he held a set point at 6-5 in the first-set ...

Sport Finals coaches ponder Warriors' spot among their epic teams
Author: 0 Finals coaches ponder Warriors' spot among their epic teams

On Friday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena, the Warriors went through what might be their final shootaround of the season. Former players from plenty of franchises have claimed their respective teams could have beaten these Warriors, who are on the brink of sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals with a flawless record in the playoffs.

Sport Bosnia-Grecia: è rissa tra Dzeko e Manolas
Author: 0 Bosnia-Grecia: è rissa tra Dzeko e Manolas

A fine partita Dzeko , che pochi minuti prima aveva protestato invano con l'arbitro Rizzoli per la mancata concessione di un rigore, ha discusso con Manolas: i due sono venuti a contatto, poi Dzeko ha messo una mano al collo del suo compagno di squadra nella Roma , provocando la reazione del difensore.

Author: 0 Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O's 8-2

As the Orioles travel to NY for a three-game series against the Yankees , Dylan Bundy takes the pitch in the series opener on Frida. Hicks was batting.205 with two homers and 12 RBIs through New York's first 58 games past year after joining the team in a trade from the Minnesota Twins.

Sport Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata on cusp of joining Manchester United for £60million
Author: 0 Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata on cusp of joining Manchester United for £60million

Chelsea have been keen on making a reunion happen with Lukaku for several months but both players are focusing on their global matches and won't be involved in negotiations soon. Morata's agent, Juanma Lopez, confirmed his client's wishes, saying, "He doesn't want to go through another season like that". Manchester United are "confident" of securing a deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports.

Author: 0 Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French

Ostapenko, to be 20-year-old on Thursday, also seemed to benefit from the rain delay as she beat Wozniacki 6-2 in the decisive set. "I mean, when I came here", Ostapenko said, her words spilling out with nary a pause in between, "of course I didn't expect I would be in the final".

Author: 0 Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead

There is no reason to believe Game 6 will turn out any differently, so follow that betting trend and ride Nashville again. Game 6 is Sunday night in Nashville . Pittsburgh is averaging 3.0 goals per game in the playoffs, the same as the Predators. "Wanted to make sure that we played on our toes". The Penguins lead the series 2-1.

Sport Brewers recall top prospects Hader, Phillips from Triple-A
Author: 0 Brewers recall top prospects Hader, Phillips from Triple-A

According to, Hader is now ranked as the Brewers' No. 3 overall prospect behind only heralded outfielders Lewis Brinson and Corey Ray. RHP Paolo Espino was optioned to Class-AAA. On the plus side, Hader has a unique delivery that makes it hard for hitters to see his tough slider and a fastball that clocks in the 92-97mph range.

Sport Motorcycling-Dovizioso wins in Italy with Ducati
Author: 0 Motorcycling-Dovizioso wins in Italy with Ducati

After he witnessed on track " Valentino fall back " and also "with Marc (Marquez ) not being there at the front", he told himself, " OK today is the day to take second place and bring home a lot of points ". The facts that another Italian, Danilo Petrucci on a Pramac satellite Ducati , grabbed third (his second Moto GP podium), and Rossi collected fourth in spite of being hospitalized earlier this week for a motocross training accident, certainly gave the Italian crowd lots to cheer for.

Sport Murray faces Wawrinka in French Open semifinals
Author: 0 Murray faces Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

The Swiss 2015 champion hit a staggering 87 winners as he avenged last year's semifinal defeat by the World No.1 to set up a final against nine-times champion Rafa Nadal or rising Austrian talent Dominic Thiem . Pliskova reached the U.S. Open final a year ago, but the Czech player had never been past the second round at Roland Garros in five previous appearances.

Author: 0 Kohli lone Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez had the highest position for a boxer at number 43, with winnings of $28.5 million - with $27 million in earnings and $1.5 in endorsements. He's still got a ways to go if he wants to crack the top three, which this year features soccer player Lionel Messi ($80 million), the NBA's LeBron James ($86.2 million), and soccer god Cristiano Ronaldo ($93 million).

Sport 'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final
Author: 0 'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final

The 30 year-old Scot found himself engulfed by a tsunami of winners in the deciding set to go down 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 1-6 in a grueling and utterly engrossing four hours and 34 minutes. He should be the far more rested player after the Swiss sensation was forced to survive a five-set marathon with Andy Murray earlier Friday. Seconded retired 7-time major champion Mats Wilander : "Not many players can win a Grand Slam like Stan, they can prevent losing it by wearing the other ...

Author: 0 Golden State one win from title

The Warriors small ball "death lineup" ripped the heart out of the Cleveland with an 11-0 run that closed out the game and gave the Warriors a 3-0 advantage. The Cavaliers might have beaten anybody else the way they played, just as they did in Game 3 of last year's Finals and as they did while rolling into the Finals with a 12-1 record.

Sport 3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic
Author: 0 3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic

Reavie, who started two strokes behind the co-leaders, had three birdies on the front nine and an eagle on the par-5 No. 16, landing his second shot fewer than 15 feet from the flagstick and sinking the putt. Ken Duke (Arkadelphia, Henderson State) had an 8-over 78. LPGA: Alena Sharp shot her second straight 66 to move into a share of the lead at 12-under 132 after the second round of the Manulife Classic in Cambridge, Ontario.

Author: 0 Man Utd's bid for Real forward Morata rejected

But despite the 35-year-old's preference to remain at Old Trafford , sources say his name is likely to be on the club's list of released players to be published by the Premier League on Friday. Despite spending more time on the bench, Morata has scored 20 goals for Real in all competitions. Morata returned to Madrid last summer after two years at Juventus and is contracted to the club until 2021.

Author: 0 No questioning Durant's decision now as Warriors near title

To me, (talking about) history makes more sense after it's done. With Durant, Thompson and Curry firing, how do you stop the Warriors? I think we swept Orlando in the conference finals, which was probably the biggest accomplishment, because that was a loaded team.

Sport Less aggressive, less confident - Wawrinka assesses the difference in Murray
Author: 0 Less aggressive, less confident - Wawrinka assesses the difference in Murray

Wawrinka has never lost in a Grand Slam title match, having won all three of his earlier finals, including the 2015 Roland Garros title match against Novak Djokovic and the 2014 Australian Open final against Nadal . Murray saved a set point in a tie-break that was virtually a match in itself, eventually clinching it when Wawrinka netted a return. The first set was a pointer to the underlying theme of the match which was a contest between Wawrinka's brilliance versus Murray's ...

Author: 0 Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5

The big boys came through like they haven't in the previous four Cup games, and now the Pens are a win away from a back-to-back championship celebration. Sidney Crosby and P.K. Subban have built up quite the little rivalry during this year's Stanley Cup Final. Sullivan took over as Penguins coach midway through last season and was struck by how Crosby "controls everything within his power to be the very best".

Author: 0 Brexit talks should start when Britain ready -EU negotiator

Like Cameron, she was wrong. "The terms of us leaving are so much more up for grabs than they were before", he said. "Immediate attention will inevitably be on the implications of this result for securing a Brexit deal that will work in the long-term interests of agriculture and the wider economy".

Author: 0 Scotland v England: Harry Kane to captain Three Lions at Hampden Park

Kane may even be made skipper for the Scotland clash by boss Gareth Southgate . " Harry Kane will captain the side tomorrow", Southgate told reporters at Hampden. England have no injury problems going into the match and Southgate is set to play Dele Alli and Adam Lallana alongside Kane in an attempt to outnumber the Scots in midfield.

Author: 0 Hazard to consider Real Madrid move

Hazard was expected to miss both Belgium games even before the injury was confirmed as a fracture, but it now appears he could be sidelined for up to two months. While he remains heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, Chelsea have been dealt another massive blow to Eden Hazard . Mbappe scored 24 goals in 42 appearances for the Ligue 1 club last season, helping take the team to the semifinals of the Champions League.

Author: 0 LeBron's best not good enough in crushing loss to Warriors

It's not over. This is a insane game. Said Irving: "It's the Finals. I played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower". Now down 3-0 in the series, the Cavaliers have a mountain to climb to repeat last year's historic feat. "Overall, it was just an incredibly tough, resilient performance.

Sport Apple just made all your iPhone apps way less annoying
Author: 0 Apple just made all your iPhone apps way less annoying

Developers will only be allowed to ping users for ratings three times a year , and once the app has been reviewed, it can't show the message again for another year, even after major updates. Users will also be able to opt out of receiving pop-ups entirely. It was an inconvenient system and many users just ignored the prompts. Apple has now dropped this feature though so developers will be less inclined to push notifications to your phone asking for reviews.

Author: 0 America's Cup Boat Capsize Spectacularly-But Team Still Leads Semifinal

The New Zealand team survived a huge scare during the America's Cup Playoff Tuesday when their boat capsized. The hulls were immersed and the towering "wing" sail tipped over them as it came to a halt. "We'll bounce back from this, but right now we are still assessing the damage", Burling said, adding that he could not say whether the boat would be back on the water on Wednesday.

Author: 0 ABC Scores Huge NBA Finals Ratings with Possible Sweep Looming

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant faced plenty of backlash a year ago when he joined a ready-made title contender but has proven that he is not simply along for the ride as he closes in on a maiden National Basketball Association championship.

Sport Ex-Penn State president will serve 2-month jail sentence
Author: 0 Ex-Penn State president will serve 2-month jail sentence

Former president Graham Spanier , former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley were sentenced on Friday on child endangerment charges, according to the Associated Press . The case also badly damaged the reputation of Joe Paterno, the revered head football coach, who was accused of knowing about allegations against Sandusky.

Author: 0 Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

For example, in National Hockey League history, 45 of 50 teams that won the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final won the series . "We know we're going to play our best hockey and we're going to come back with an even better performance".

Author: 0 America's Cup: Artemis to face Team NZ in challenger finals

Should Barker achieve victory over Outteridge in the first of the two races scheduled on Friday, it will come down to one final winner-takes-all race to determine which team out of Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan will join Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Final.