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America's Cup: Outteridge, Jensen turn tables on Lake Macquarie mate
- June 11, 2017

The Kiwis said they would have been ready for racing Wednesday, but got a break when high winds postponed racing until Thursday. Team NZ ensured the semi-final wouldn't stretch into another day when they sailed clear to dominate race seven, winning by 46sec. (more...)
Sailing-Sweden beat New Zealand to level America's Cup challenger final Sailing-Sweden beat New Zealand to level America's Cup challenger final
- June 11, 2017

The team recovered just in time to pip Artemis at the finish line by one second and take a 4-2 lead in the series. They had a chance to book a spot in the America's Cup if they won all three races today but that didn't happen after Artemis took control from mark one to win the race four by 15 seconds. (more...)
Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller
- June 11, 2017

Now we have more massive games but all winnable games and we will give it our all. "[The goal] is definitely up at the top, it was a special day", Kane said on ITV . One point is not what we wanted but nothing in football surprises me", he told BBC Radio 5 live. "But Harry Kane does what Harry Kane does best by scoring right at the death and costing us the three points". (more...)
Niger recalls ambassador to Qatar in solidarity with Arab states
- June 11, 2017

Donald Trump backed Riyadh and Abu Dhabi's decision to isolate Qatar while the U.S. secretaries of defence and state sought to calm the situation among its closest Arab partners, all of whom play a key role in USA counterterrorism and security policies in the region. (more...)
India set 192 to beat South Africa in Champs Trophy showdown India set 192 to beat South Africa in Champs Trophy showdown
- June 11, 2017

Sri Lanka team manager Asanka Gurusinha stated, "We got bad news last night that his hamstring injury is worse than everyone thought so Kusal is out of the tournament". Yuvraj Singh finishes the innings with a six as India beat South Africa by 8 wickets to enter semis. After a poor match against Sri Lanka , Ravindra Jadeja (1/39 in 10 overs) was at his accurate best stifling the runs in those middle overs in tandem with comeback man Ravichandran Ashwin (1/43 in 9 overs). (more...)
Wawrinka tops Murray, to face Nadal in final
- June 11, 2017

Yet standing in the way of the Mallorcan from becoming the first player in the professional era to win the same grand slam title 10 times is a highly-destructive Swiss; not 18-times major victor Roger Federer but the barrel-chested Stan Wawrinka . (more...)
South Africa cruise to Lord's success
- June 11, 2017

In course of half-century, Amla completed 7000 runs in One-day internationals. Eoin Morgan largely exonerated his batsmen despite a record-breaking collapse at the start of the third ODI against South Africa . The game swung England's way when De Villiers and De Kock (98) fell shortly after one another leaving Miller and Farhaan Behardien at the wicket. (more...)
Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller
- June 11, 2017

England refused to go down without a fight as Harry Kane steps up to the plate like a true captain to save his team from an embarrassment as he volleys in a attractive cross by Raheem Sterling . Adam Lallana and, particularly, Marcus Rashford were ineffective in the wide areas, while in the heart of the field Dele Alli failed to link sufficiently with his club-mate. (more...)
Nadal eyes record 10th French Open title
- June 11, 2017

Not only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era with all matches being best-of-five-sets. (more...)
Andy Murray defies expectations, reaches French Open semifinals
- June 11, 2017

A champion like him, they find a way to win matches. "Rafa's had a great clay-court season, as has Thiem". This is only the second time in his career that Bopanna has reached the summit clash of a Grand Slam. Nadal , bidding for a record-extending 10th title at Roland Garros, was leading 6-2 2-0 when Carreno Busta decided he could not continue after receiving lengthy treatment for an abdominal muscle injury at the end of the first set. (more...)
England eye Australia after making short work of New Zealand
- June 11, 2017

However, the tourists' chase got off to a terrible start with Luke Ronchi dismissed for a golden duck, and though Kane Williamson hit an impressive 87, they were bowled all out for 223 with just over five overs remaining. After the risky Martin Guptill departed, edging Stokes to Root for 27, New Zealand's hopes rested firmly on Williamson, who had scored a century in their abandoned opener against Australia . (more...)
Ostapenko and Halep will determine the champion of Roland Garros
- June 11, 2017

Romanian women's tennis player Simona Halep could win a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the French Open and become the world's No.1. RIPPING a screaming forehand straight through the tennis textbook, Latvian Jelena Ostapenko blazed into the French Open final with a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 win over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in a battle of the birthday girls on Thursday. (more...)
Preds' Colton Sissons cleared for Game 6 after match penalty Preds' Colton Sissons cleared for Game 6 after match penalty
- June 11, 2017

Matt Murray bounced back from so-so performances during Pittsburgh's lost weekend in Nashville to make 24 stops while also benefiting from a dominant performance by the guys in front of him. "It all started with that start and got us going for the rest of the game". Crosby now has 20 career points in the Stanley Cup Final , a new franchise record and one more than team owner Mario Lemieux. (more...)
Australia face Bangladesh in must-win contest
- June 11, 2017

The experienced Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal once again emerged as the highest scorer for his team as he continued his good form in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 . Other than the darkening clouds, there was little to trouble the chasing side but both teams appeared only too aware of the approaching 20-over mark. (more...)
Andy Murray knocked out of French Open by Stan Wawrinka
- June 11, 2017

Not bad for an old guy, huh? The duration of the contest between the third seed Wawrinka and World No.1 Murray more than doubled that, finishing in a thrilling manner as Wawrinka won 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 after four hours and 34 minutes. (more...)
Morata tells Bale to join him at United
- June 11, 2017

But while they have leapfrogged Milan and already agreed terms with Morata, United's offer of €70m may not satisfy Madrid, who are demanding €90m, reports Marca . Morata's agent Juanma Lopez said Morata needs to play more regularly after only starting 14 matches for Real last season in the league. The Spaniard has been heavily linked with an exit from the Bernabeu since the season ended, as he was forced to settle for a back-up role for the most part previous year. (more...)
Jesus cut from Brazil squad with eye socket injury Jesus cut from Brazil squad with eye socket injury
- June 11, 2017

Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus has been ruled out of Brazil's worldwide clash with Australia after learning the extent of his eye injury. Gabriel Jesus has been withdrawn from the Brazil squad and Diego Souza will replace him in the next game against Australia , with no replacement due to be called up. (more...)
Carlos Martinez Dominates as Cards Blank Phils 7-0 Carlos Martinez Dominates as Cards Blank Phils 7-0
- June 11, 2017

Louis Cardinals shook up their coaching staff and cut slumping infielder Jhonny Peralta on Friday, hoping to spur a team that's struggled all season after a rare playoff miss previous year. Nola has faced the Cardinals just once in his career and it was successful. Philadelphia is also 1-6 in Nola's last seven starts with four days' rest, and 0-4 in Nola's last four starts following a quality start in his last appearance. (more...)
Jones hails win as one of the best Jones hails win as one of the best
- June 11, 2017

Solomona was among a number of England debutants due to many of Jones' leading players away on British and Irish Lions duty in New Zealand. Sanchez hooked his effort wide, but the hosts kept up the pressure, and Sanchez more than made up for his miss with a great kick through the English line for Boffelli, who scored the first try. (more...)
Pens aim to get back on track at home
- June 11, 2017

The Penguins scored twice more after that in the first frame - Evgeni Malkin notably breaking through after two point-less games - and then Crosby kept it going moments into the second with another crafty set-up. Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin also shone in the victory, as the pair each had multiple points. Still, Rinne is 0-5 in his career in Pittsburgh . One of the telling statistics in this series is that both teams have yet to win on the road - a trend the Penguins hope will ... (more...)