• Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh congratulates Harmanpreet Kaur
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh congratulates Harmanpreet Kaur

India has been quite remarkable in reaching the final, beating New Zealand and Australia in the last league match and semifinals, respectively. All of us are very excited to be in the finals at Lord's. But what caught our attention during the semi-finals was Harmanpreet Kaur's blistering 171* off 115 balls. Veda's cameo of 70 off 45 balls along...

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  • OJ Simpson released on parole: 'I've done my time'
OJ Simpson released on parole: 'I've done my time'

After a freaky, hour-long hearing, the board recessed before returning 20 minutes later to announce the father of five is to be released from prison in October. His daughter Arnelle also made a heartfelt plea for his release , calling him "my best friend and my rock". Fromong called Simpson his friend, and said the former football player "never la...

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  • I'm Down To Race Usain Bolt!!
I'm Down To Race Usain Bolt!!

Following the victory, which saw Isiah Young and Akani Simbine finish second and third respectively, in 9.98 and 10.02s, Bolt said he'd been focusing on the technical aspects of his race: "That's what we are working on, especially the first 30 metres, we are working on execution".

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  • OJ Simpson gets parole - after nine years in jail
OJ Simpson gets parole - after nine years in jail

Simpson said he never pointed a gun at anyone nor made any threats during the crime that put him in prison, and he forcefully insisted that almost all the memorabilia he saw in two dealers' hotel room belonged to him. He added: "I won't complain about it". "I have done my time, I have done it as well and respectfully as anyone can". "I think h...

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  • Las Vegas party the ideal Open warm-up for Koepka
Las Vegas party the ideal Open warm-up for Koepka

Open champion Brooks Koepka , who failed to make a birdie but stayed in the hunt with 16 pars in a 72, and Ian Poulter with his newfound confidence, which is growing even higher with the support of the English crowd. 3-5 - his par putt at the fourth hole lipped out from four feet - and said he was thinking: "Geez, here we go again". "Kooch i...

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  • Cubs roll to 6th win in a row
Cubs roll to 6th win in a row

It's weird. But it is what it is". The victory snapped the Cardinals' two-game losing streak and also ended a six-game winning run by the Cubs . While the Cardinals have begun the nominal second half of the season much like they played the first - 3-4 since the break - the Cubs have emerged with six straight wins, finally looking like the te...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving requests trade
Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving requests trade

Could LeBron continue to play alongside another player who believes he is superior than the King? If Miami does not land Irving, it still has a roster that should be considered a playoff contending one. Losing Irving may not be all that bad. . A four-time All-Star, Irving averaged a career-high 25.2 points per game, 5 .5 assists and shot.4...

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  • Surging Spieth, Koepka out in front in British Open
Surging Spieth, Koepka out in front in British Open

Koepka, who ended the second day three shots off the lead on three under par, appeared to be singled out during TV coverage. "That's right up there", said McIlroy, who equalled the lowest score in major history with an opening 63 at St Andrews in 2010 and opened with consecutive 66s on his way to victory at Hoylake in 2014.

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  • Stenson has his clothes for Open stolen
Stenson has his clothes for Open stolen

His coach, the Englishman Pete Cowen, revealed his client's emotions. "Actually they missed my carry-on (case) so they didn't get the full jackpot but they got obviously a lot of valuables, watches and other things". "If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Freshfield Road area between these times [midday and 2.45pm] please call us. Any smal...

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  • Rory McIlroy right back in the thick of things
Rory McIlroy right back in the thick of things

McIlroy, the four-time major victor, confessed that he felt "anxious" and "timid" heading to the first tee but admitted that some encouraging words from his caddie, JP Fitzgerald, helped spark a resurgence. "But because of the way I started, I actually feel really positive". And he believes he still has every chance of winning a second Claret Jug...

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  • Seattle Mariners acquire LHP Marco Gonzales from St. Louis Cardinals
Seattle Mariners acquire LHP Marco Gonzales from St. Louis Cardinals

O'Neill, meanwhile, is unlikely to crack the Cardinals' big league roster this season, but he's an intriguing power-hitter who has 19 home runs for Triple-A Tacoma this season. Gonzales, who resides in Seattle in the off-season, was selected by St. Louis in the first round (19 overall) of the 2013 draft out of Gonzaga University.

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  • Yoenis Cespedes says he wants to finish career with the A's
Yoenis Cespedes says he wants to finish career with the A's

Now a member of the New York Mets , the 31-year-old has spent time with the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics . "I still love the A's, they were the first team to give me an opportunity to play in the big leagues", Céspedes told Slusser.

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  • John Wall, Wizards agree on $207 million extension through 2023
John Wall, Wizards agree on $207 million extension through 2023

That trade kicker will be 15 percent , according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. As of right now, he has $37 million and two years to go on his current contract. He has averaged 18.8 points and 9.2 assists in seven National Basketball Association seasons. As NBA.com also pointed out, this means the Wizards will have their top three players under...

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  • The Australian businessman who could win the Tour de France
The Australian businessman who could win the Tour de France

Going right around a roundabout while others took the left and longer route proved to be the key that enabled the Norwegian to finally win a stage at this Tour on Friday after two second-place finishes. In that very breakaway was Boasson Hagen , who found himself without a teammate in the group of riders. But among that leading nine, everyone bu...

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  • Rory set for British Open
Rory set for British Open

He was even better Friday as sweater and umbrella weather returned to The Open Championship, carding birdies on three of his first six holes. Making an important par save on the seventh (and then again on the eighth) - following a sequence of four straight dropped shots - was crucial in changing his fortunes on the opening day of the game's old...

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  • Dez Bryant Calls Ezekiel Elliott's Off-Field Issues Maturity 'Steppingstone'
Dez Bryant Calls Ezekiel Elliott's Off-Field Issues Maturity 'Steppingstone'

While Elliott has not been charged nor named by police, the NFL's ongoing investigation into the second-year player is proof the league doesn't require formal charges to hand out its own form of justice. As the off-field drama continues to pile up for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott , Dez Bryant is optimistic about his teammate l...

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  • Kuchar leads in clubhouse as challengers face elements
Kuchar leads in clubhouse as challengers face elements

Conditions were tough for the first few hours and when Mark O'Meara, the 1998 victor at Royal Birkdale, hit the first shot of the tournament out of bounds, it looked as though he might be setting the tone but conditions eased considerably within a couple of hours.

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  • Rory McIlroy: Back me for Open revival
Rory McIlroy: Back me for Open revival

At the time, McIlroy simply mumbled, "Whatever", but after the round, following a roller-coaster day with massive ebbs and flows, he credited that pep talk for his eventual turnaround. "They're the putts that haven't quite been going in over the past few weeks". "I was down on myself, disheartened with some of my shots". McIlroy, down 10 shots ...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James and speculative move to Los Angeles: Crowquill
Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James and speculative move to Los Angeles: Crowquill

Ball likely will start for the Purple and Gold, but Rose wouldn't be a bad addition as a backup point guard. Two things happened after the news broke out: The memes making fun of the Cavaliers and LeBron as well as Kyrie for previously making comments about never leaving, and theories about what trades the Cavaliers can make.

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  • Massive development in Virgil van Dijk transfer stand-off
Massive development in Virgil van Dijk transfer stand-off

Liverpool might be having a torrid time in their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk but it should be noted that there are encouraging signs from within the club. Pellegrino also said that he hopes the player, who has five years remaining on his contract, will reconsider his stance. Despite Southampton's warnings, former Liverpool players have urged the ...

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