• Sabathia wins 4th straight, Hicks has 6 RBIs, Yanks win 12-2
Sabathia wins 4th straight, Hicks has 6 RBIs, Yanks win 12-2

Donaldson, who saw a lot of Smoak when both played in the AL West - the former with Oakland and the latter with Seattle - said he's seen a marked change in the way Smoak has approached his at-bats over the years. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki booted a grounder by Rob Refsnyder , who stole second and scored on a bloop double by Aaron Hicks that bit th...

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  • Al Attles, Hubie Brown honoured before Game 2
Al Attles, Hubie Brown honoured before Game 2

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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  • Golden State Warriors among best teams I've seen, says LeBron James
Golden State Warriors among best teams I've seen, says LeBron James

The Warriors are still undefeated in the playoffs - 14-0 - and take a 2-0 lead to Cleveland for Wednesday's Game 3. "We had done a good job of limiting them to certain things going into halftime. Golden State won the first round against an undermanned opponent, then past year executed one of the biggest chokes in National Basketball Association...

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  • UFC 212: Max Holloway becomes undisputed featherweight champion
UFC 212: Max Holloway becomes undisputed featherweight champion

The post-Conor McGregor UFC will finally round into shape Saturday night, and though it is high on talent, it is equally lacking in drama. McGregor is another of those "special" athletes that perhaps hits a little harder and was a beat faster on that night.

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  • Noren shoots 10-under 62, wins BMW PGA Championship
Noren shoots 10-under 62, wins BMW PGA Championship

Japan's Hideto Tanihara continued to climb the leaderboard despite having already finished, the 38-year-old's 67 giving him the clubhouse lead on four under par. Noren said he now felt much more confident with the driver in his hands. "The more times you get into contention, the more confident you get", points out McGinley.

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  • Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure
Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure

They've gone through hard periods this season and bounced back in a very strong way. The five-times European champions last played in the competition in 2014 but fell meekly in the group stage with manager Brendan Rodgers even playing a weakened team against Real Madrid as the club prioritised the Premier League .

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  • Steve Kerr will coach the Warriors in Game 2
Steve Kerr will coach the Warriors in Game 2

But Thompson is shooting just 36.6 percent from the floor in the playoffs after a 3-for-16 performance in Game 1 against the Cavaliers . Curry seized command in the third quarter with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Warriors stretched a 67-64 half-time lead to 102-88 entering the fourth quarter, a margin no finals team had ...

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  • India's Virat Kohli (L) bats as Pakistan wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed (R) looks
India's Virat Kohli (L) bats as Pakistan wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed (R) looks

Pace bowlers Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were extremely impressive in throttling the Pakistan batting line-up, Azhar Ali the only player to offer up any kind of meaningful riposte with a half-century. Rohit took some time going, but he's coming back from an injury, and global cricket is different to IPL. I believe in myself and I can get 30...

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  • NBA Finals 2017: Cavaliers say they 'need' JR Smith to shoot more
NBA Finals 2017: Cavaliers say they 'need' JR Smith to shoot more

The unbeaten Warriors had been 11-0 under acting coach Mike Brown - "My guy did OK while I was gone", Kerr said with a grin. His teams have won at least one road game in 37 of the first 40, with the lone exceptions being the 2007 NBA Finals (against San Antonio), the 2008 Eastern Conference semifinals (against Boston) and the 2009 East finals...

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  • Curry Urged Teammates To Just Be Themselves Vs. Cavs
Curry Urged Teammates To Just Be Themselves Vs. Cavs

He started the year in Dallas, got traded to and ultimately waived by Philadelphia, and signed with Cleveland because the Cavs knew they needed - and wanted - another tough guy who could clog the lane and had playoff experience. Doesn't matter. The Warriors lead Cleveland 40-34 after the first quarter. WHAT SHARPS SAY: "Quality teams off a bl...

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  • Kiwi Michael Venus breaks Grand Slam quarter-final drought
Kiwi Michael Venus breaks Grand Slam quarter-final drought

Williams, who reached the final of the Australian Open, was the last woman in the draw who had previously won a Grand Slam. Richard Gasquet retired from his all-French third-round match against Gael Monfils at Roland Garros after getting treatment on his right thigh.

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  • Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals Game 2 Preview And Prediction
Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals Game 2 Preview And Prediction

Cleveland's third star, point guard Kyrie Irving , struggled offensively with a 8-for-23 shooting night, fellow starters Tristan Thompson (eight points, four rebounds) and J.R. As Game 2 looms on Sunday night at the Oracle Arena (Monday morning, June 5 in Manila), the Cavaliers need a lot of fixing on defense, especially as it pertains to guar...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo - The numbers don't lie
Cristiano Ronaldo - The numbers don't lie

Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 on Saturday in the final in Cardiff, Wales, becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles in the Champions League era. For Ronaldo and Zidane, it will be just another opportunity to show which team is really in charge.

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  • Golden State among best teams I've seen, says LeBron James
Golden State among best teams I've seen, says LeBron James

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry joked about singer Rihanna after the famous Cleveland Cavaliers fan's courtside antics during the National Basketball Association finals opener. “But its something I did take notice after the game. We got to continue to keep playing. Amusing thing is for Cleveland, the Cavs had the answer they needed to...

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  • Majestic Luka Modric the key to Real Madrid's Champions League final turnaround
Majestic Luka Modric the key to Real Madrid's Champions League final turnaround

Juve were deservedly level at half-time after Mario Mandzukic's wonder goal cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, but the Serie A champions produced a listless display after the break to allow Zinedine Zidane's side to cruise to victory through further goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio.

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  • Champions League glory a huge step for Madrid youngster Asensio
Champions League glory a huge step for Madrid youngster Asensio

He accepted his award from Alex Ferguson in the press room after the game and, after the UEFA Super Cup in 2014, it meant it wasn't the first time he had been handed such an award in a tent outside a football stadium in Cardiff! In the 61st minute, Brazilian midfielder Casemiro's shot was deflected off Juventus' Sami Khedira to spin beyond th...

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  • More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game
More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game

However, as the match progressed, it was obvious the trophy was going to remain in the Spanish capital. At least seven people, including a seven-year-old child, were seriously hurt, local media say. Two were reportedly in serious condition. People reported seeing football fans stampeding from the square. Most of the injuries were reported as ...

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  • Koscielny to miss FA Cup final following unsuccessful red-card appeal
Koscielny to miss FA Cup final following unsuccessful red-card appeal

Arsene Wenger "does not know" if Saturday's FA Cup final will be his last match as Arsenal manager. "I don't care about me, I care about us winning the game on Saturday". "He needs to go for some tests and we will see how well he comes out of that". When I was there, the glory days he brought to the football club were second to none.

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  • Real Madrid vs Juventus: Mario Mandzukic's wonder goal in Champions League final
Real Madrid vs Juventus: Mario Mandzukic's wonder goal in Champions League final

Bale has not started a game since April due to injury but recovered sufficiently to be named among the substitutes at the National Stadium of Wales, before playing the final 13 minutes as Real added a 12th Champions League crown and a third in four years .

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  • MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden dies after cycling collision
MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden dies after cycling collision

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden remains in a "very critical" condition in a hospital in Italy after being seriously injured in a cycling accident on Wednesday. Hayden was cycling near the Misano circuit in Italy when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle. "Although this is obviously a sad time, we would like everyone to reme...

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