• Champions Trophy: New Zealand score 291 against Australia
Champions Trophy: New Zealand score 291 against Australia

The first spell of rain at Edgbaston Stadium shortened the innings to 46 overs. Chances to beat Australia overseas are rare, and the Black Caps have just one victory from 20 neutral ODIs against their nearest rivals. "First, he's got to get selected in the eleven and the captain [Steve Smith] will tell him where he's going to bat", Lehmann said. ...

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  • Thunder C Kanter's father detained in Turkey
Thunder C Kanter's father detained in Turkey

The Daily Sabah reported that the warrant was issued due to Kanter's support of cleric Fethullah Gulen, an Erdogan opponent who now lives in Pennsylvania. However, when Turkish global and Thunder center Enes Kanter decides to speak his mind, he could face serious consequences. With help from the Thunder, the NBA, homeland security and his law...

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  • Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators
Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators

Mike Hoffman scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period of Game 6 as the Sens brushed off elimination with a 2-1 win on Tuesday and sent the Eastern Conference final to a decisive Game 7 in Pittsburgh . Anderson faced 46 shots and stopped 45 of them. The 35-year-old struggled through Games 4 and 5 - yielding seven goals - but it was evide...

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  • Tamim century lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 against England
Tamim century lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 against England

Root is one of the pre-eminent batsmen of this era, and he showed his class on a lovely batting wicket at the Oval . He said: "The ankle's okay, it's more of a calf issue - hopefully it's just some bad cramp". However, heading into this ICC Champions Trophy , where they would play the same team they beat so famously in Adelaide first up, ther...

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  • Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic
Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam , Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French Open past year. The Spaniard raced through the first set but stumbled somewhat in the second, with Paire missing two opportunities to take a 5-3 lead that would have left him...

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  • England's Woakes out of Champions Trophy
England's Woakes out of Champions Trophy

Both arch-rivals have not faced each other in a bilateral series since 2012-13, even though the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2014 to play eight series between 2015-2023.

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  • Champions Trophy: India have pace attack to retain title, says Kumar Sangakkara
Champions Trophy: India have pace attack to retain title, says Kumar Sangakkara

The fact that Sri Lanka recalled Lasith Malinga , who last played an ODI in November 2015, underlines their precarious nature. "That is a hard decision, especially for a game like tomorrow's", de Villiers said on Friday (June 2). "But for tomorrow, Imran is the No. 1 pick". Williamson scored 88 before he too retired. Barring Mitchell Santn...

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  • Gareth Bale one of Britain's best ever players, claims Lineker
Gareth Bale one of Britain's best ever players, claims Lineker

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes his players are ready to claim Champions League glory against Real Madrid on Saturday. "Gareth doesn't have to say anything to me". They are trying to close the gap to the ogres of Madrid , Barcelona and Bayern Munich , and they have also become very astute in the transfer market.

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  • Dennis Pitta: Ravens fear career-ending injury for Pitta
Dennis Pitta: Ravens fear career-ending injury for Pitta

He originally fractured the hip in July 2013 after colliding with teammate James Ihedigbo during practice. If he winds up being lost for the season, it will be interesting to see if the Ravens consider signing current free agent tight end Gary Barnidge .

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  • Charles Oakley: Trial date set for Charles Oakley
Charles Oakley: Trial date set for Charles Oakley

In recent years, he was been highly critical of the organization and that helped ignite the dispute with Dolan. Prosecutors said Oakley - who was booted from the February 8 game - tussled with guards at the arena as they tried to toss him out.

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  • Benfica say goalkeeper Ederson to join Manchester City
Benfica say goalkeeper Ederson to join Manchester City

The Brazil Under-23 cap is yet to make his full global debut, but is in the squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Argentina and Australia. Ederson's arrival will signal the end for Joe Hart , who has spent this season on-loan with Italian outfit Torino .

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  • Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1
Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1

The pair overshadowed Cavs megastar LeBron James (28 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists), who neared a triple-double but also committed eight of Cleveland's 19 turnovers. The Cavaliers' treatment of Durant was baffling, appearing more concerned with the 3-point shooters as he would race down the court with the ball.

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  • Durant stars as Warriors dominate Cavs in NBA Finals opener
Durant stars as Warriors dominate Cavs in NBA Finals opener

Steph Curry's wife Ayesha is his biggest cheerleader and is desperate to see her husband's Golden State Warriors take home the 2017 NBA Championship. Turnovers were the story of the half, with the Warriors committing just one to the Cavs' 12. When the Denver Nuggets gained 30 Elo points by upsetting the No.

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  • Curry, Durant Power Warriors Past Cavs In Game 1, 113-91
Curry, Durant Power Warriors Past Cavs In Game 1, 113-91

After a competitive first half, the Warriors pulled away in the third quarter and left the Cavs in the dust. Durant's defection from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Warriors gave the three-time defending Western Conference champions a level of offensive firepower that can not be matched, and that was on display in the Warriors' 113-91 ...

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  • Nikoloz Basilashvili vs. Rafael Nadal 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction
Nikoloz Basilashvili vs. Rafael Nadal 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

The Serbian's opponent in the third round will be Argentine Diego Schwartzman . Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem routed Italy's Simone Bolelli 7-5, 6-1, 6-3. "It's true that if sun there, between 18 and 25 degrees, normally is good for me, because the ball flies and we have good bounces on my forehand, especially", Nadal concluded.

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  • Warriors do not need to be perfect to beat Cavs
Warriors do not need to be perfect to beat Cavs

Golden State , led by two-times reigning league MVP Stephen Curry , are in remarkable form after becoming the first team in league history to enter the Finals undefeated (12-0) since the National Basketball Association went to the current playoff format in 2003.

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  • John Terry reveals how Victor Moses felt after FA Cup sending off
John Terry reveals how Victor Moses felt after FA Cup sending off

After finishing fifth in the EPL, Wenger and Arsenal missed out on Champions League football for the first time in 20 seasons. 'But I knew I didn't go anywhere near him and obviously it helped us to victory in the end'. Arsene Wenger has praised the determination and "unbelievable attitude" shown by Per Mertesacker after inspiring Arsenal...

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  • Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors
Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors

And while the Cavs rallied from 3-1 down to win last year's crown in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, it's not a hole they want to get into again, especially with the Warriors on a 13-0 run to match the NBA's record playoff long win streak.

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  • Huddersfield Town have the history of a top-flight team
Huddersfield Town have the history of a top-flight team

So, after winning what is deemed the "richest game in football ", worth at least £170m, here is FIVE things Shoot! learned from Huddersfield's historic triumph... Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner could not hide his delight with his side's promotion from the Championship following their penalty shoot-out victory over Reading at Wembl...

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  • Ravens CB Tavon Young tears ACL in practice
Ravens CB Tavon Young tears ACL in practice

Wide receiver Michael Campanaro and defensive lineman Carl Davis also suffered injuries this week and didn't practice Thursday. "It's not a serious injury, but it's a nuisance, for sure. Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Carr are outside cornerbacks, and you have to wonder if the Ravens will give Kyle Arrington another chance to make the roster fo...

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  • Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0
Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0

Bryce Harper took clear exception to the pitch , immediately charged towards Strickland, and miserably failed at an attempt to hit him with his helmet. Finally, we the answer as to what it would look like also got the answer to what it would look like if Zac Brown Band and the cast of "Duck Dynasty" fought each other.

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  • LeBron reacts to slur spray painted on LA home
LeBron reacts to slur spray painted on LA home

James reportedly purchased the home in 2015, but it is not believed that he lives there on a regular basis. TMZ also reports that "multiple LAPD units and a neighborhood patrol vehicle" responded to the home early Wednesday morning. The slur was painted over by the time officers arrived, authorities said. James' agent, Rich Paul, declined to ...

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  • Celtics Eliminated From Playoffs Following Game 5 Loss to Cleveland
Celtics Eliminated From Playoffs Following Game 5 Loss to Cleveland

They're just dedicated to basketball. The Cleveland Cavaliers had a 21 point lead, but they blew it, according to ESPN. The deficit quickly grew to 16 before Irving caught fire. It picked up steam last season, when David Blatt was sacked at midseason with the Cavs owning a 30-11 record, general manager David Griffin saying his team was great wh...

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  • Rabada surges to top spot ahead of Champions Trophy
Rabada surges to top spot ahead of Champions Trophy

Meanwhile New Zealand fast bowler Boult has been edged by Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood, who now is at the fifth place. For example, Australia and India could overtake South Africa by the next rankings update if they win all their three league matches and South Africa loses all its three matches.

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  • Trade Rumors: Moe Harkless Named in Talks Between Blazers and Knicks
Trade Rumors: Moe Harkless Named in Talks Between Blazers and Knicks

The Brooklyn Nets are also reportedly interested in pulling off a deal with the Blazers, so there could be some competition as the 2017 NBA Draft gets closer. It's unlikely the Knicks would move the No. 8 pick unless it's part of a package for an established player. The upcoming 2017 NBA Draft will provide the Knicks a opportunity to turn t...

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  • Warburton to lead Lions in New Zealand tour opener
Warburton to lead Lions in New Zealand tour opener

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones , who recently recovered from a shoulder problem, starts in the second row and joins compatriots Ross Moriarty , Taulupe Faletau and Warburton in the forwards. "We have selected the majority of players who were together for the training weeks in Wales and Ireland and they have worked together and prepared well".

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  • Bangladesh show they ain't afraid of England or the ICC Champions Trophy
Bangladesh show they ain't afraid of England or the ICC Champions Trophy

On hard, spinning wickets, England impressively won a low-scoring series 2-1 under the leadership of Jos Buttler . Pakistan , who upset the odds to draw a Test series in England previous year, have already been in Birmingham for two weeks in preparation for their bid to win the Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world's top ei...

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  • Wenger signs 2-year contract to remain as Arsenal manager
Wenger signs 2-year contract to remain as Arsenal manager

Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly on Arsenal's radar. He was the first foreign-born manager to achieve the double. However, lifting the FA Cup does not necessarily indicate a team on the up. Lowest position Arsenal have come under Wenger since he took over. "I think I touched the sky", Pires would later remark upon his performances during that ...

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  • Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Four at Roland Garros
Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Four at Roland Garros

EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICHStaff waters the court as Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays Joao Sousa of Portugal during their men's single 2nd round matchduring the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris , France, 31 May 2017.

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  • Captain Morgan will not rob Roy of England opening spot
Captain Morgan will not rob Roy of England opening spot

He combined for 166 with Mushfiqur Rahim , who was out for 79 straight after Tamim departed. England and Wales Cricket Board director Strauss is well aware of the already packed schedule confronting players who remain exclusively on global duty, but said what those who appeared in the IPL learnt outweighed the chance of an injury.

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