• Injured Woakes out of Champions Trophy
Injured Woakes out of Champions Trophy

The 28-year-old has taken 89 wickets at an average of 31.60 and an economy rate of 5.58, while he has scored 800 runs for his country in one-day internationals at an average of exactly 25 and a strike rate of 86.86. "He plays safe shots and scores at a run a ball". England has successfully made 300-plus chases six times, four of them in the las...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy: England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues
ICC Champions Trophy: England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has insisted that his side will treat their Champions Trophy opener against title-holders India in Birmingham on Sunday as "just another game". As a host nation, England will be looking to win the tournament for the first time this year. "Day after we have a big game coming up". India might be the team to beat.

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  • Benintendi hits 2 HRs to help Red Sox beat Orioles 7-3
Benintendi hits 2 HRs to help Red Sox beat Orioles 7-3

Manager John Farrell said 2B Dustin Pedroia's injured wrist continues to improve. "He got into a great rhythm and every time we scored or the times that we are scoring he's going out there and putting up zeros and maintaining momentum".

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  • Penguins vs. Senators: Game 7 prediction
Penguins vs. Senators: Game 7 prediction

The Senators and Penguins will face off at 8 p.m. ET Thursday night at the PPG Paints Arena . Sensing the occasion, the Senators played the underdog role one last time . The Senators continued to give Crosby a hard time during the game. "I think me and Sid, we always feel pressure, like every game", Malkin said.

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  • Nadal breezes into French Open final eight
Nadal breezes into French Open final eight

Novak Djokovic could create a three-way tie later Sunday when he faces Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Nishikori, 27, needed nearly four hours to win 7-5 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 0-6 6-4 in a third-round match finished on Sunday after the previous day's rain delay.

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  • French Open plays catch-up after Saturday rain disruption
French Open plays catch-up after Saturday rain disruption

They were still playing their fourth-round match when Nadal finished his in less than 2 hours. Three more wins would see her become the first home victor of a singles title at Roland Garros since Mary Pierce in 2000, but there must be some concern over how much physical and emotional energy she has expended.

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  • Del Potro sets up Murray clash after Almagro quits in tears
Del Potro sets up Murray clash after Almagro quits in tears

Later Del Potro sat with him and left the court to an overwhelming applause. "So that was very positive thing for me with a lot of the issues I have had this year to come through a match like that in that heat and feel good", Murray said. It's an old problem for me, so my physio knows how to treat that. "Physically I felt good". "I don't like i...

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  • Witthoeft arrives late to French Open match
Witthoeft arrives late to French Open match

The Spaniard finally won with a forehand volley at the net, with Raonic near the back of the court. The fourth seed needed only 90 minutes to see off the Georgian and secured his place in the fourth round with his most one-sided win at Roland Garros.

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  • Adams' slam, solo shot in 12th send Braves over Reds 6-5
Adams' slam, solo shot in 12th send Braves over Reds 6-5

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Reds are -130 money line favorites to beat the Braves , who have odds of +110 to pull off the upset in Cincinnati . "We talk about that teams like that before every series, and now we're one of those teams". Inciarte had the big blow in Atlanta's five-run third, belting a three-ru...

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  • Florida proving hard to beat at Women's College World Series
Florida proving hard to beat at Women's College World Series

The Aggies will play in an elimination game at 11 a.m. Saturday against the loser of this afternoon's LSU/UCLA game. The inability to close innings and allow the Gators to extend them and produce scoring plays proved costly for the Aggies.

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  • Roland Garros await their darling as Mladenovic faces Muguruza
Roland Garros await their darling as Mladenovic faces Muguruza

PARIS (AP) - Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza both play Sunday in the fourth round of the French Open, in a packed schedule created by multiple rain postponements. Bacsinszky's best result at a major tournament was reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2015. There will be a first-time Grand Slam champion at the F...

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  • Best coach in the world? Zidane thinks not, but confirms Madrid stay
Best coach in the world? Zidane thinks not, but confirms Madrid stay

The only criticism I could make is that after the second goal we should have stayed in the game mentally to make sure we still had chances. "As a team we played very well in the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and today, but you need a guy to score the goals and he did it again".

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  • We `got away with one`, admits Smith
We `got away with one`, admits Smith

The teams took a point apiece - a result that was arguably of most benefit to Group A rivals England, who launched a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides with an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh at the Oval on Thursday.

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  • 'Kiki' Mladenovic taking it to another level against Muguruza
'Kiki' Mladenovic taking it to another level against Muguruza

Only once in his Grand Slam career did Nadal fare better on the way to the quarterfinals at a major: He lost 19 games through four matches in 2012 at the French Open . Is not a good feeling. "She has a great game for clay and she really pushed me through the last breath I had". Caroline Wozniacki , must wait to learn her fate after the final ...

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  • Andy Murray battles past Juan Martin Del Potro
Andy Murray battles past Juan Martin Del Potro

Murray saved four set points to win a titanic opener lasting 84 minutes and was in control thereafter in a 7-6 (8), 7-5, 6-0 victory. 'I expected a very tough match, ' he said after the contest. With some exquisite returning and acutely angled groundstrokes, Murray raced through the final set and into the fourth round. Whoever had won that first ...

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  • Pens' Bonino out for Game 3 with foot injury
Pens' Bonino out for Game 3 with foot injury

As I said after Game 1, Nashville has come to play in this Final . There is nothing weird about the series standing where it does. Nashville played another outstanding game, they limited the defensive breakdowns, odd man rushes for Pittsburgh were almost non-existent and they got traffic in front of Pens netminder Matt Murray .

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  • Taiwan's Hsieh beaten in 3rd round at French Open
Taiwan's Hsieh beaten in 3rd round at French Open

Asked how he felt about the fans' response to his forehands, del Potro joked: "I like (it) a lot". But [it] doesn't bother me much, so I'm not thinking about it. They join No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic , who won on Friday. She was one of five women to book their places in the round of 16 on Sunday (AEST), along with Caroline Wozniacki , Carla Sua...

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  • Hundreds of Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin
Hundreds of Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin

A mock replica of the Champions League trophy sits in front of an ambulance in San Carlo square after the stampede. "I am happy, these are good moments". Police have claimed there were no serious injuries caused by the confusion. "The root cause of this was panic, to understand what triggered it we will have to wait a while", said top local offic...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: De Villiers Praises Tahir, Tharanga Banned
Champions Trophy 2017: De Villiers Praises Tahir, Tharanga Banned

After being invited by the Lankans to bat first, South Africa made a challenging 299, courtesy another brilliant century from Hashim Amla and invaluable contribution from Faf du Plesis. South Africa's innings - which ran 35 minutes over the allotted time owing to Sri Lanka's tardiness - had been a frustrating affair in which the Proteas neve...

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  • Ideal postseason 'doesn't matter' to Warriors' Durant
Ideal postseason 'doesn't matter' to Warriors' Durant

Win or lose in the NBA Finals , Kevin Durant will, too. Golden State would've beaten Cleveland in the Finals two years in a row, by 6 games and then by 5. James finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, Irving scored 24 points and Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds. "So I think how the fans are treated since they drive this w...

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