• Murray odd one out in French Open semis
Murray odd one out in French Open semis

Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures during a press conference after Austria's Dominic Thiem won their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on Thursday in Paris . The other semi is a rematch from a year ago with top-ranked Andy Murray facing third-seeded Stan Wawrinka . That did not happen; instead the Serb seemed to lose it...

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  • Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs; lead series 3-0
Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs; lead series 3-0

One turned to the other and asked, "Did you know Durant was this good?" They could be forgiven if they were unaware. Irving missed his last three shots and James his last two. Kerr was convinced that they'd eventually wear down. They then added a 4-time scoring champion and a dynamic small forward. "It will be a massive upset, I think, if they're...

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  • Cavs sticking to game plan down 2-0
Cavs sticking to game plan down 2-0

Despite huge performances from LeBron James (39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists) and Kyrie Irving (38 points), the Cavs were downed at Quicken Loans Arena. "I think KD opened the floodgates", said an agent. Warriors: Golden State is the 13th team to take a 3-0 lead in Finals, and third since 1996. They feel it shifted the balance of powe...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: England beat New Zealand by 87 runs
Champions Trophy 2017: England beat New Zealand by 87 runs

England will return to the city for their last four tie next Wednesday following their 87-run victory. New Zealand can still reach the semifinals if they beat Bangladesh in their final game and Australia lose to England . "We want to win, to keep our momentum going no matter who we are playing, but it is nice to know that would be the out...

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  • After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major
After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major

Halep dropped her first set of the tournament in her last match, but won a second set tiebreak and the final set, 6-0. Rifling her forehand and declining to miss first serves, Elina Svitolina led Simona Halep 5-0 in the opening set on Wednesday.

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  • Sri Lanka win toss, bowl against India
Sri Lanka win toss, bowl against India

Having posted more than 300 for the second straight game, India were firm favourites at the halfway point against an inexperienced Sri Lanka batting line-up who subsided to a 96-run defeat by South Africa in their opening game. "Just the way we played and the confidence we showed throughout the game was something that was very pleasing to see...

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  • K'taka: Pregnant woman burnt alive for marrying Dalit
K'taka: Pregnant woman burnt alive for marrying Dalit

The couple had chose to head back to their native village hoping their families would accept the marriage. He came to the police station to seek protection. Sayabanna received minor injuries while trying to douse the fire but was unsuccessful. At that time, Banu was pregnant. When her parents found out that they were in a relationship in January, t...

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  • Kevin Durant on the cusp of glory with Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant on the cusp of glory with Golden State Warriors

Durant's game-winning jump shot not only checked all the boxes for this Warriors team, save one - winning the National Basketball Association championship with a flawless 16-0 playoff record - but also erased all doubts about his ability to win and be "the guy" on a championship team.

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  • The man who threatened to blow-up MH128
The man who threatened to blow-up MH128

Victoria police chief commissioner Graham Ashton told local media the 25-year-old man from Sri Lanka was released from the Monash Medical Centre in Clayton on Wednesday (May 31) and bought the shortly after. He told the Sydney Morning Herald that Marks was screaming "I've got a bomb and I'm going to blow the plane up". Passengers were kept on ...

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  • Sampaoli: Argentina need to be more like Barcelona for Messi
Sampaoli: Argentina need to be more like Barcelona for Messi

Of course, new Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli can call on Neymar's club team-mate Lionel Messi to help get one over on the old enemy. Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi could miss Argentina's friendly against Singapore on Tuesday (Jun 13) at the Singapore Sports Hub, according to an Argentinian media report.

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  • Djokovic And Agassi A Match made In Heaven?
Djokovic And Agassi A Match made In Heaven?

Agassi, the 1999 Roland Garros champion and eight-time major victor, had only committed to just a "few matches" with the world number two. Nadal dominated the opening set, then recovered from a slight second-set wobble when he dropped serve twice in a row to surge into a round two meeting with Dutchman Robin Haase.

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  • ICC Champions Trophy, unpredictable Pakistan can't be written off: Shahid Afridi
ICC Champions Trophy, unpredictable Pakistan can't be written off: Shahid Afridi

David Miller toiled to keep South Africa's batting from not imploding further as Pakistan took regular wickets to shackle an impressive batting line-up. But not by Pakistan's coach Mickey Arthur, according to the captain Sarfraz Ahmed , in explaining his team's stunning turnaround in comfortably beating South Africa on Wednesday night.

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  • Ostapenko Overpowers Wozniacki to Reach First Major Semifinal
Ostapenko Overpowers Wozniacki to Reach First Major Semifinal

Mladenovic accused Bacsinszky of gamesmanship after losing a tense three-set battle in February's Fed Cup first round, a tie Switzerland went on to win 4-1. I'm really happy to be through to my second semifinal here. Ostapenko's victory marks the first time that an unseeded woman has advanced to the finals since 1983 .

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  • Warriors top Cavs to come within striking distance of NBA title
Warriors top Cavs to come within striking distance of NBA title

Kevin Durant has put the Golden State Warriors on the verge of becoming the first team to go through the National Basketball Association playoffs undefeated. Well, we finally got a game in the NBA Finals. The top-seeded and undefeated Warriors, who can close out a ideal postseason run on Friday, boast a slew of weapons, most notably two-...

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  • Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs 118-113
Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs 118-113

The difference is obviously Kevin Durant , who has been having a transcendent series thus far. LeBron James isn't changing his game, Tyronn Lue isn't changing his lineup. Of course, that was the exact sentiment that many of us felt past year when the Warriors took an early lead in the series. Korver, who was traded to the Cavs from A...

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  • Bubba Watson video-bombs Steph Curry at NBA Finals Game 3
Bubba Watson video-bombs Steph Curry at NBA Finals Game 3

They may have no choice. The Warriors are on an incredible 14-match winning streak in the Playoffs and will be keen to make that 15 when they travel to Quicken Loans Arena for Game 3 on Wednesday. James arguably should have won the award when the Warriors defeated the Cavs in their first meeting in the finals. Steph Curry has been outstandi...

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  • Latvia's Ostapenko makes French Open final
Latvia's Ostapenko makes French Open final

It didn't help that she tweaked her right thigh in the first set. Ostapenko will serve to stay in the first set. Pliskova is taking baby steps. Martic will next face third-seeded Simona Halep , the French Open runner-up in 2014. Of the four players remaining, Halep has been arguably the best player in the tournament. Here's a full recap o...

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  • Warner accuses Cricket Australia of unsettling team
Warner accuses Cricket Australia of unsettling team

In the video, Cricket Australia's chief negotiator Kevin Roberts accused the players of taking money that could be spent on grassroots cricket. The governing body is in dispute with the players' union, the Australia Cricketers' Association, over the terms of a new pay deal with an agreement required by the end of June.

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  • Liverpool apologizes for Van Dijk saga, ends pursuit
Liverpool apologizes for Van Dijk saga, ends pursuit

Southampton are not the only member club to regard an emissary of Fenway Sports Group with scepticism and suspicion. Van Dijk was set to cost £60m, and the Southampton captain was on the verge of becoming the most expensive defender ever and Liverpool's most expensive signing.

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  • England goalkeeper Jack Butland desperate to make up for lost time
England goalkeeper Jack Butland desperate to make up for lost time

National manager Gareth Southgate has now called him up to his squad for the World Cup Qualifier against Scotland at Hampden Park on Saturday and the friendly away to France on June 13. England manager Gareth Southgate surprised his players when they reported for worldwide duty last Friday by whisking them away for a weekend at the Royal Marin...

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