• Skipper Kohli calls for improvement in fielding
Skipper Kohli calls for improvement in fielding

One thing remained endearingly the same: Yuvraj dug out a Glenn McGrath full ball with ferocious intent then, and Hasan Ali suffered the same fate, the follow-through that once reminded the late great Hanif Mohammad of Garry Sobers, being shortened to an economical punch.

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  • While the Golden State Warriors crack jokes, LeBron James gives away nothing
While the Golden State Warriors crack jokes, LeBron James gives away nothing

He has five times more fouls than made shots. They're nearly impossible to guard, but they're making life hard for the Cavaliers on the other end with their defensive pressure. The future career numbers will make or break the chances these three have to get to the highest honor, but that doesn't change their elite play in the National Basketball ...

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  • Playing Smart To Avoid Warriors Spurts — Cavaliers Focus
Playing Smart To Avoid Warriors Spurts — Cavaliers Focus

So while the Cavs cling to hope based on what they did before, the problem is what else do the Cavs have up their sleeves against a team now powered by Durant that have been unbeatable in the play-offs. J.R. Smith hasn't been able to shake loose. "We just got to learn from it and not try and make the same mistakes twice". That's why the Cavs have t...

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  • British Lions lose New Zealand tour opener
British Lions lose New Zealand tour opener

The Lions opened their 10-match tour of New Zealand with an unimpressive 13-7 win over a Provincial Barbarians side on Saturday and will need to up their game when they meet Tana Umaga's Blues . Patrick Tuipulotu's All Blacks chances have taken a huge dent the day before Steve Hansen reveals his squad for the Lions series. The Blues bega...

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  • New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick responds to Tom Brady concussion story
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick responds to Tom Brady concussion story

In May, Tom Brady's wife Gisele Bündchen disclosed in an interview with CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose that the Patriots quarterback has suffered from multiple concussions , including one last season. That's not really my job. "That's what we have a medical staff for". Our foundation supports that cause. Panthers coach Ron Rivera previous...

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  • Andy Murray's touching tribute to terror victims
Andy Murray's touching tribute to terror victims

In the women's draw, Simona Halep kept her first Grand Slam hopes alive while Carolina Garcia won her all-French grudge match with Alize Cornet. It has been 34 years since a Frenchman won the tournament in Paris . Verdasco knocked out German ninth seed Alexander Zverev in the first round and looked like he would claim another top-10 scalp when h...

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  • Champions Trophy: New Zealand win toss, ask England to bat
Champions Trophy: New Zealand win toss, ask England to bat

Australia were cruising in the Group A Champions Trophy clash at 1-83, after bowling the Tigers out for 182, when light rain started to fall in the 16th over. " England are probably expecting themselves to win and have been talking themselves up in the media". Mitchell Starc admitted that the knockout situation against England can bring the...

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  • Jimmie Johnson rolls the dice but falls short of another 600 win
Jimmie Johnson rolls the dice but falls short of another 600 win

Despite an nearly two-hour delay in the middle of the race, Dillon came through with his first career Monster Energy Series win. "I was trying to be patient", Dillon said. "So that's a little tough to swallow", he said. But I can't say enough about my team. Despite leading 35 laps in the Coca-Cola 600 , the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team gam...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers considering starting Iman Shumpert in Game 3
Cleveland Cavaliers considering starting Iman Shumpert in Game 3

Shumpert was used to defend Kevin Durant in the second half of Game 2 and showed aggressiveness against the former league MVP, requiring intravenous fluids after the game, according to ESPN . The former Knick's confidence remains high and his bravado hasn't waned despite his disappearing act in Games 1 and 2. Despite the extra possessions, Clevela...

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  • Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State
Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

But they're also reportedly willing to look a little closer to home as well. Ohio State finished 17-15 this year. According to the school's athletic director Gene Smith , the decision to part ways with Matta was mutual. In the Big Ten Tournament, Ohio State lost to Rutgers, the lowest-seeded team. He mentioned "trying to get healthy" as a reas...

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  • Neb. girl disqualified from soccer game for looking like a boy
Neb. girl disqualified from soccer game for looking like a boy

But the tournament's officials denied that Mili was kicked out because of her short haircut , saying a typo on the roster that listed her as a boy was the reason for the disqualification. Springfield Soccer Club has not responded to a request for comment. Two US women football stars have rushed to defend an eight-year-old girl whose team was di...

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  • Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman is confident of India's win over Pakistan
Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman is confident of India's win over Pakistan

And after then, England is a totally different team. At Lord's, a green-tinged pitch did not find favour with Morgan but even on more placid surfaces the issue of how best to bat under grey skies, which can often set in all day in England , remains.

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  • Nadal through to semis as Carreno Busta quits
Nadal through to semis as Carreno Busta quits

The world No. 4 was thumping Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2 2-0 on Philippe-Chatrier when his compatriot was forced to pull out. Nadal now can put his feet up and wait to see whether it is Dominic Thiem or Novak Djokovic who awaits in the semi-final.

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  • NSW thrash Queensland to win Origin I
NSW thrash Queensland to win Origin I

That's the safest and fairest way to see where we are at as a team. What followed was a 52-6 flogging in game three at Suncorp Stadium. Fifita stepped onto Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night as a man on a mission to tick off the final item on his bucket list - an Origin series win.

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  • Durant, Curry spark Warriors win against Cavaliers
Durant, Curry spark Warriors win against Cavaliers

He composed himself before finally pushing into the lane with a left-handed dribble, curling past James and through Kevin Love and finishing with a slick, up-and-under layup off the glass. His length kept bothering the Cavs at the rim, and the Warriors' small-ball, switch-everything line-up repeatedly snuffed out shots when the Cavs mistakenly th...

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  • Roger Smith dead at 84
Roger Smith dead at 84

In 1980, actor being diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and he got retirement from his acting career. Smith retired from acting and managed Ann-Margret's career, where he served as a producer on several of her television specials. Before Ann-Margret he was married to Victoria Shaw . They divorced in 1965. He and Ann-Margret had no children, with t...

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  • Thiem stuns Djokovic, sets date with Nadal in French Open semis
Thiem stuns Djokovic, sets date with Nadal in French Open semis

Cilic's US Open triumph in 2014 is one of just five Grand Slam tournaments since the 2005 Australian Open not won by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray . The nine-time champion beat fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the last eight but was twice warned by umpire Carlos Ramos for slow play, before being doc...

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  • Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz out of Champions Trophy with an ankle injury
Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz out of Champions Trophy with an ankle injury

Kohli said, "If Yuvraj continues to play like this then the team is in very good space as you can then rely on him to keep doing this, which he will three out of five times". Not long ago, when Yuvraj was re-inventing himself for the umpteenth time, critics questioning his selection before he had the opportunity to prove them wrong, he walked into ...

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  • Man Utd 'willing to pay £157m clause' for Ronaldo
Man Utd 'willing to pay £157m clause' for Ronaldo

To sign Ronaldo for € 180 million are ready, " PSG ", "Monaco", an unnamed Chinese club and " Manchester United ", in which the Portuguese played from 2003 to 2009, winning his debut "Golden ball" for the first time became the victor of the Champions League .

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  • Ex-Penn State officials face sentencing in Sandusky scandal
Ex-Penn State officials face sentencing in Sandusky scandal

Friday, Curley was sentenced to 7-23 months, with three of those months to be served in jail and four under house arrest; Schultz was sentenced to 6-23 months, with two of those months to be served in jail and four under house arrest; and Spanier was sentenced to 4-12 months, with two of those months to be served in jail and two under house arrest....

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