• Amir out as Pakistan field in England semi-final
Amir out as Pakistan field in England semi-final

Sarfraz led from the front as he smashed an unbeaten half-century to guide Pakistan to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their do-or-die Champions Trophy fixture at the Sophia Gardens on Monday. Debutant Ashraf further shaved off the Sri Lankans' top order by bagging his first ODI scalp, sending Dinesh Chandimal back in the hut for a duck. ...

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  • Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals in a row
Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals in a row

Their one title came a year ago when the Cavs became the first National Basketball Association team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit to deliver the city its first major championship since 1964. "I couldn't quit, and there were times I wanted to quit, and I often said the sacrifice for me was not dying, that's what I sacrificed for my kids, no...

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  • NBA Finals 2017: Kevin Durant, mother Wanda celebrate after Warriors clinch title
NBA Finals 2017: Kevin Durant, mother Wanda celebrate after Warriors clinch title

But few will have foreseen just how dominant Durant has become, particularly in a postseason campaign that saw the Warriors narrowly miss out on becoming the first team to go unbeaten throughout the playoffs . James dominated Game 5, ramming from the perimeter to the rim over and over in the fourth quarter, unstoppable as a freight train. "T...

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  • Preds Come Up Short, Pens Win Cup
Preds Come Up Short, Pens Win Cup

However, the Pens are the first team to repeat as champions since the '97-'98 Detroit Red Wings. "There's so many guys who could have easily won that, and I think we just had a group of guys that understood big moments and knew how to find ways to win", said Crosby .

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  • Ideal 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open
Ideal 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

An emotional Rafael Nadal described his 10th French Open title as the flawless end to a ideal fortnight after he made history at Roland Garros on Sunday. American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and the Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova claimed their third consecutive grand slam doubles title with a convincing 6-2 6-1 victory over Australian duo Ashleigh...

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  • What went right, wrong for Cavs, Warriors in Game 3
What went right, wrong for Cavs, Warriors in Game 3

Wednesday night's win ran the Warriors' record in the 2017 NBA Playoffs to a spotless 15-0, making them the first team in NBA Playoff history to win their first 15 games in a single postseason. Sure we know he's among the top two-way players in the game. Ultimately, they reclaimed the lead and finished the last 2 minutes and 45 seconds of the gam...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of Tax Fraud by Spanish State Prosecutor
Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of Tax Fraud by Spanish State Prosecutor

The four counts of tax fraud were based on a report sent to prosecutors by Spain's tax agency AEAT. The Gestifute management company, which is owned by Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes, released a statement on 13 June denying that Ronaldo had concealed his income from Spanish authorities.

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  • Champions Trophy: Pakistan bowl Sri Lanka out for 236 in Cardiff
Champions Trophy: Pakistan bowl Sri Lanka out for 236 in Cardiff

Ashraf mopped up the end of the tail and Pakistan strutted off the field with an air of confidence about chasing the mediocre target of 237. Amir's two strikes were his first wickets of the tournament and the all-important scalps of Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews (39) and Niroshan Dickwella (73) after they had shared a 78-run stand for the f...

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  • LaVar Ball signs autograph deal
LaVar Ball signs autograph deal

A report from the Orange County Register said that the Lakers weren't impressed with Ball's conditioning, and suggested that the lack of conditioning prevented Ball from running through everything the Lakers wanted to see. Before Jackson came in for his second workout, the Lakers also brought De'Aaron Fox for his first which the Kentucky guard ...

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  • LeBron James: Cavs didn't fail against Warriors in NBA Finals
LeBron James: Cavs didn't fail against Warriors in NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. . Green had sat out Game 5 a year ago, suspended because of flagrant foul point accumulation after he swiped at James' groin in Game 4. He averaged a triple...

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  • Man United agree to sign Swedish defender Lindelof
Man United agree to sign Swedish defender Lindelof

According to the Daily Telegraph , Jose Mourinho has doubts over whether Smalling is good enough and is set to make the England global available for transfer at as little as £15m. The Sweden global won't go charging into challenges to deter opponents and win the ball back for his side, but rather use his exceptional positional sense to ensure ...

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  • CC Sabathia dominates Red Sox in Yankees' laugher
CC Sabathia dominates Red Sox in Yankees' laugher

Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy works during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox , Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in New York . Sabathia insisted he doesn't think about that when he's on the mound, but manager Joe Girardi said he appreciates how important it is. Tanaka (above) said he was...

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  • Manchester United's 1st Summer Signing Is £30.7million Defender Victor Lindelof
Manchester United's 1st Summer Signing Is £30.7million Defender Victor Lindelof

The latter's domineering performances have been a major positive from United's season, and Lindelof's watchful method of defending, in practice at least, should be a fine complement. Larsson, who played alongside Lindelof in Sweden's 2-1 victory over France on Friday and has spent his entire senior career in England, insists the 22-year-old will ...

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  • Harry Kane's equaliser 'huge moment' for England - Gareth Southgate
Harry Kane's equaliser 'huge moment' for England - Gareth Southgate

On a sun-kissed Glasgow afternoon, England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat home goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save. Amin Younes and Julian Brandt also scored their first global goals while Julian Draxler and Shkodran Mustafi shared the others as Germany maintaine...

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  • Simona Halep won's have an easy time getting over this loss
Simona Halep won's have an easy time getting over this loss

A year before that, she lost in the first round of qualifying at Roland Garros. When she drilled a final backhand victor down the line, she dropped her racket to the clay and held her arms aloft in delight and disbelief. That also helped me. She thumped 14 winners to Halep's one in the first set, but committed 23 unforced errors to two - and ...

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  • Dustin Johnson favored to win major for 2nd straight year
Dustin Johnson favored to win major for 2nd straight year

Johnson enters the tournament as the world's top-ranked golfer. The last player to win back-to-back U.S. Open's was Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989. Spieth was the 2015 U.S. Open champion, but he has not finished in the top 10 in his other four appearances in this event. Unlike in the build-up to the 2017 Masters-which the 32-year-old had to p...

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  • Theresa May Just Cracked a Pretty Good Joke About Her Election Disaster
Theresa May Just Cracked a Pretty Good Joke About Her Election Disaster

May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament in Thursday's snap vote, causing political chaos ahead of Brexit talks with the European Union set to start next week and prompting calls - from within her own party - for her resignation.

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  • LeBron James rules out playing 3-on-3 basketball in 2020 Olympics
LeBron James rules out playing 3-on-3 basketball in 2020 Olympics

Like Kevin Durant , LeBron James needed a change of scenery and some new teammates before he was crowned an National Basketball Association champion . "I stay out of the 1-on-1 matchups during our practice, the 2-on-2 and the 3-on-3s. So probably not. I probably won't be a part of the 3-on-3 matchup", James said .

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  • Golden State Warriors take NBA title
Golden State Warriors take NBA title

The Golden State Warriors just won against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Championship finals. "This is one of the last industries where the subject is off limits", said Mr. "They showcased that throughout the postseason, and we were another opponent in their way". " You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he said. Curry'...

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  • Major league roundup: unusual play highlights Brewers win
Major league roundup: unusual play highlights Brewers win

Expected to contend for a playoff spot, the Mets are 23-28, hurt by injuries to ace starter Noah Syndergaard , closer Jeurys Familia and slugger Yoenis Cespedes . Mr. Met drew smiles as he walked the hall from his dressing room, past the Milwaukee clubhouse and toward his pregame post . In 2013, Jazz Bear , the mascot for the Utah Jazz, ...

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