• AB de Villiers says a major trophy for SAfrica 'feels close'
AB de Villiers says a major trophy for SAfrica 'feels close'

Rather than sugar-coat his comments to save his players' pride, the India captain made it clear they had to improve and he was delighted with how they responded in the make or break clash on Sunday. "We're not thinking about the semi-final right now". Its approach and intent wasn't positive and that essentially played a very crucial role in the w...

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  • 'We didn't pitch up' - Du Plessis
'We didn't pitch up' - Du Plessis

If you take wickets , every good team feels under pressure". There will also be two more experienced foes up against each other in the Group B match in Cardiff with Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur pitted against Sri Lanka's South African-born coach Graham Ford.

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  • Seeded Angelique Kerber knocked out of French Open
Seeded Angelique Kerber knocked out of French Open

She hailed the win as her second of the season, with the first being her actual return to the court in Paris . "I think it doesn't really matter how I played, but I won", the 15th-seeded Kvitova said. The second set followed a similar pattern, with Kerber losing her serve twice to fall 0-3 behind. Angelique Kerber said the other day she w...

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  • Kvitova wins emotional comeback
Kvitova wins emotional comeback

The 27-year-old had to undergo a four-hour operation to fix tendons and nerves in her left hand after sustaining knife wounds from an attacker at her home in Prostejov , Czech Republic, on December 20. After picking up a racquet again in March, almost 12 weeks after the attack , Kvitova targeted a comeback at Wimbledon despite acknowledging th...

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  • Angelique Kerber is on Record Book
Angelique Kerber is on Record Book

Petra Kvitova made a winning return following her lengthy lay-off as she moved into the second round of the French Open . Kerber lost in the first round at Roland Garros previous year when she was seeded third behind Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska.

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  • Harry Kane proud of scoring key goal for England while being captain
Harry Kane proud of scoring key goal for England while being captain

It's a big moment for the team. "I'm prepared for anything and at the end of the day it's a free shot from 25 yards". "If the wall had jumped for the first one it might have helped, but coulda, shoulda, woulda". "It was probably the most special moment of my career, personally", said Kane. I have a steady mind and I know my ambitions. "With...

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  • England beat Venezuela for Federation Internationale de Football Association title
England beat Venezuela for Federation Internationale de Football Association title

The media build them up, just so they can knock them down, especially the tabloids. England captain Lewis Cook , who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth , received the trophy from Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino before hoisting it high above his head to spark frenzied celebrations from Englan...

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  • Bonino returns for Penguins in 1-1 Game 2
Bonino returns for Penguins in 1-1 Game 2

Guentzel, at the right post, took two whacks at a rebound of a Conor Sheary shot. Guentzel wasn't done. Just ten seconds into the third period, the rookie netted his second goal of the night, and his 12th of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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  • Cavaliers down 3-1 again but this Warriors team is different
Cavaliers down 3-1 again but this Warriors team is different

If they can do that, they will be the NBA Champions for the second year in a row. "(We're) looking forward to going out there and having some fun (Monday). The Warriors don't want this series to go any further because suddenly momentum gets away from you. But after huddling, the officials determined that the earlier tech everyone thought had been ...

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  • Crosby cements legacy with consecutive Stanley Cup wins
Crosby cements legacy with consecutive Stanley Cup wins

As 58-plus minutes ticked by in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final without a goal, Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist changed nothing about his style of play. "It was just special to be able to pass it to him, somebody who's probably been through so much and played a long time and can appreciate it as much as he can", Crosby said...

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  • Dez Bryant recruits free-agent CB Darrelle Revis on Twitter
Dez Bryant recruits free-agent CB Darrelle Revis on Twitter

Darrelle Revis still is a free agent, but based on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant's Twitter, he's hoping that won't remain the case. The Cowboys' secondary went through a major overhaul this offseason, with four heavy contributors from the 2016 team leaving in free agency.

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  • Pakistan bowl against Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy
Pakistan bowl against Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy

And that's where the proverbial "perennial chokers" tag stuck. At the drinks break, at a point when Sri Lanka were possibly busy recalibrating their projected total to a mark above 300, Junaid and Amir chose to reveal the unyiedling, incisive versions of themselves in a bowling spell that left Sri Lanka clawing for their breath.

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  • How to watch NBA Finals Game 5, Warriors vs. Cavaliers
How to watch NBA Finals Game 5, Warriors vs. Cavaliers

However, the Cavs still remain on the brink of elimination as the series heads back to Los Angeles, with the Warriors a favorite to clinch the title at home. Now Cleveland is trying to become the first playoff team to overcome a 3-0 deficit, but that requires a road win Monday. "But we can't just sit back and let him get it off".

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  • Champions Trophy: Pakistan bowl against Sri Lanka in 'quarter-final'
Champions Trophy: Pakistan bowl against Sri Lanka in 'quarter-final'

It is very hard to say that after a performance like this, but that's what I believe in my heart. I'm a good captain and I can take this team forward. The team bowled almost 24 maiden overs, an example of their stranglehold on the opposition batsmen. India returned to the field in the deciding match against South Africa to prove that they are...

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  • Brewers prepare for MLB Draft
Brewers prepare for MLB Draft

Which big league teams have their sights set on certain players? After losing 103 games a year ago, the Twins (32-27) are leading the AL Central heading into Monday night's draft. A lot of years there's not a guy that's that talent level. And it's not just evaluating who has the most talent and best skills, or even who is least likely to ...

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  • CAS upholds transfer ban on Atletico Madrid until 2018
CAS upholds transfer ban on Atletico Madrid until 2018

The Colchoneros' transfer ban is no good news for many European clubs that have set sights on some of the best players of Atletico. However, speaking on football show Telefoot on Sunday, he made it clear he will stay in Spain at least one more season having talked it through with the club's directors.

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  • Ruth Davidson: Tories need to listen to other parties on Brexit
Ruth Davidson: Tories need to listen to other parties on Brexit

Last year's vote for Britain to leave the European Union had fuelled separatists' ambitions to take Scotland out of the 300-year-old British union but the latest poll could serve to dash them again. "I strongly suspect there were independence supporters amongst those who voted for Jeremy Corbyn ", she said. The SNP's Brexit Minister Michae...

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  • Ticket sold in California matches all 6 numbers
Ticket sold in California matches all 6 numbers

It also is a common stop for motorists passing through the area about 80 miles (130 kilometres) from Los Angeles. The winning numbers were were 20, 26, 32, 38, 58 and the Powerball number 3. Officials say the retailer where the winning ticket was sold will receive a $1 million "retailer bonus". A Powerball spokesman said it may take some time...

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  • Free agent WR Maclin chooses Ravens over Bills
Free agent WR Maclin chooses Ravens over Bills

In Baltimore, he didn't just get the sell from the team. The two teams were believed to be the only two in the running for the services of the 29-year-old wide receiver. 1 wide receiver if he can shine in his reunion with Marty Mornhinweg. At the wide receiver position, Baltimore now has very little-and nothing proven-outside of Mike Wallace ,...

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  • Late victor as Blues beat Lions in Auckland
Late victor as Blues beat Lions in Auckland

CAPTAIN Ken Owens was left to lament a high error-count after the British and Irish Lions crashed to a 22-16 defeat against the Blues in Auckland . But when a Blues penalty ricocheted off the post on the stroke of halftime, Sonny Bill Williams - a likely candidate to start for the All Blacks when they play the Lions in a few weeks' time - poun...

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