• Aus vs New Zealand: Match abandoned due to rain, teams share points
Aus vs New Zealand: Match abandoned due to rain, teams share points

Australia's skipper scolded his highly-regarded frontline bowling quartet, describing it as "one of the worst displays" they had turned in during his leadership tenure. Mother Nature gave the Australians a major wake up call against the Kiwis at Edgbaston, saving the Championship favourites from an embarrassing defeat.

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  • Things can only get better for sloppy tourists
Things can only get better for sloppy tourists

The last time the Lions were in New Zealand , in a 2005 tour, they were held to 17-all at half-time in their first match against the provincial Bay of Plenty side before pulling away to win 34-20. But the scoreline could have been far more comfortable for the Lions had they converted four potential try-scoring opportunities in the first half.

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  • LeBron James: There Is Hate in US, 'Especially for African Americans'
LeBron James: There Is Hate in US, 'Especially for African Americans'

And you know but my family is safe and you know that's what's, that's what's important. Ali, the former heavyweight boxing champion and renowned fighter for social justice, died June 3 - during the 2016 Finals between the Cavs and Warriors.

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  • LeBron James: There Is Hate in US, 'Especially for African Americans'
LeBron James: There Is Hate in US, 'Especially for African Americans'

And you know but my family is safe and you know that's what's, that's what's important. Ali, the former heavyweight boxing champion and renowned fighter for social justice, died June 3 - during the 2016 Finals between the Cavs and Warriors.

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  • Summerhays takes advantage of Dufner collapse at Memorial
Summerhays takes advantage of Dufner collapse at Memorial

Maybe it was prescience. Jordan Spieth knows the feeling. Dufner was unable to stop the rot as he watched his five-shot advantage atop the leaderboard vanish following a five-over-par 77 on Saturday. This after Dufner had carded only one bogey in his first 36 holes. "Legitimately from the first hole to the 18th hole, there's a double bogey so...

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  • Real Madrid Wins Champions League Title
Real Madrid Wins Champions League Title

But he warned: "I scored two goals, am the top scorer in the Champions League again". Gareth Bale , like Modric a former Tottenham player, had been the focus of the build-up to the game but Modric proved crucial to Madrid's successful defence of the title.

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  • Griezmann commits future to Atletico Madrid
Griezmann commits future to Atletico Madrid

Atlético can not recruit. With my sporting adviser, Eric Olhats , we chose to stay. "It will be a dirty move to leave now -- we talked to the leaders and we will be back for next season", he added. Rumors involving Griezmann had always been pending the CAS decision, although many expected the club to see a favorable ruling since Real Madrid wa...

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  • Five ways Real Madrid can ensure their domination continues
Five ways Real Madrid can ensure their domination continues

The Portuguese master had a quiet start to the clash with Juventus in Cardiff but he eventually lit up the match with two goals in the 4-1 win . It was Zidane's stunning volley against Bayer Leverkusen that won Real the 2002 title in Glasgow, while past year, five months after replacing Rafael Benitez as coach, he breathed new life into a demoti...

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  • Zidane team talk was key to victory, says Ronaldo
Zidane team talk was key to victory, says Ronaldo

One man that played an integral part in his development in becoming the best in the world, or one of depending on your allegiance, was former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson . Born among Marseille's toughest streets, Zidane said this week: "If you said I was going to live all of this when I was a child quite frankly I would never have...

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  • Tamim ton lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 in Champions Trophy
Tamim ton lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 in Champions Trophy

Opener Tamim Iqbal's century launched Bangladesh to 305-6 against England in the opening match of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Thursday. You have a World Cup to crown the best 50-over team, the World T20 for the best T20 side, but the Champions Trophy is what exactly? "A game between Pakistan and India is always good and Birmingha...

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  • Gareth Bale: Winning Champions League in home city is 'dream come true'
Gareth Bale: Winning Champions League in home city is 'dream come true'

They put more goals past Juventus in 90 minutes than the Italian champions had conceded in their previous 12 Champions League games. "Clearly, I'll continue... Karim Benzema picked up possession and passed to Ronaldo. Ronaldo pipped Messi again to take home the Federation Internationale de Football Association player of the year award.

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  • Gareth Bale celebrates UEFA Champions League title at home
Gareth Bale celebrates UEFA Champions League title at home

However, Real and Ronaldo weren't to be denied, as further goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio meant the final 20 minutes were played out to a carnival atmosphere with chants of "champions" and "viva España". Juventus conceded more goals on the night than it had on the journey to the final, having let in only three in the previous 1...

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  • LeBron James responds to hate crime at his LA home
LeBron James responds to hate crime at his LA home

LeBron James doesn't care what anyone says. The phenom took the league by storm early in his career, leading the Cavaliers to the playoffs in just his third year in the National Basketball Association. "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough", James...

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  • NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 preview, updates
NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 preview, updates

The other end of the court has been more of a challenge this postseason for Thompson, who has posted two of the top seven 3-point seasons in National Basketball Association history the past two seasons and is a 42 percent shooter for his career from long range.

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  • Ronaldo silences Madrid critics with 3rd CL title in 4 years
Ronaldo silences Madrid critics with 3rd CL title in 4 years

After seeing Lionel Messi and Barcelona reign with four titles in a decade, Cristiano Ronaldo's Madrid raised its game the last four seasons and again became the team to beat in the continent. "He is showing he is the best coach in the world". This year has been a result of this policy. Instead, Juventus tried to play through it, hoping that su...

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  • Venus Williams exits French Open after Bacsinszky defeat
Venus Williams exits French Open after Bacsinszky defeat

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki returned to the French Open quarters for the first time since 2010, eliminating 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. "You just have to believe in yourself and you believe that she can be not - it can be not her day that day". She just came out with great tennis a lot of the time.

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  • Pakistan wins toss and bowls vs India in Champions Trophy
Pakistan wins toss and bowls vs India in Champions Trophy

Pakistan always plays well in ICC tournaments, and have the team which is capable of springing a surprise. The five bowles are Bumrah, Yadav, Bhuvneshwar and Jadeja. India , on the other hand, were simply better right through. McDermott, who played 71 tests for Australia between 1984 and 1996 and was his country's full-time bowling coach from th...

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  • Ernesto Valverde named as new Barcelona manager
Ernesto Valverde named as new Barcelona manager

Enrique was handed one last chance of glory in charge of his Barcelona side on Saturday as they headed to the Vicente Calderón to take on minnows Deportivo Alavés in the final of the Copa Del Rey. Valverde has earned his own success as a manager. Valverde played alongside one-time Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain and the form...

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  • Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0
Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0

Harper later explained that he certainly didn't want to get suspended-as both he and Strickland were-but "sometimes you've just got to go and get him". "I mean I even have a couple that I've been carrying for years and it happens". It's very possible that the Giants have expressed their anger over Strickland's actions already to the Nationals...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Twitter Hails India's 124-Run Win Against Pakistan
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Twitter Hails India's 124-Run Win Against Pakistan

Mohammad Amir (0-32) was the most economical bowler for Pakistan , conceding an average of four runs an over. But fellow left-arm fast bowler Wahab was hugely expensive, his wicketless 8.4 overs costing 87 runs. Pakistan started off well as Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad got their team off to a decent beginning but the former World Champions lost ...

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