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The reply started poorly for Sri Lanka when Niroshan Dickwella fell with the score on only 11. The former captain used all his experience, hitting seven fours and two sixes on way to reaching his 62nd ODI half- century. They followed a familiar plan of not losing a wicket in the first 10 overs before accelerating towards the end. They certainly will be a lot shorter than that now and face fellow giant killers Pakistan with the victor incredibly qualifying for the semi-finals.
  • Liverpool-mad Quinny stunned by Van Dijk deal collapse

    Liverpool-mad Quinny stunned by Van Dijk deal collapse

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    Sources tell Press Association Sport the Saints had asked the Premier League on Tuesday to investigate an alleged illegal approach , which led to high-level talks on Wednesday and was followed by Liverpool's statement expressing "our regret over recent media speculation regarding Southampton and player transfers between the two clubs".
  • Teen dies at protest as Venezuela political unrest persists

    Teen dies at protest as Venezuela political unrest persists

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    According to the mayor of El Hatillo municipality, David Smolansky, "several atrocities were committed" on Wednesday by police officers who were deployed throughout the capital city to "repress" the people who were protesting peacefully, Efe news reported .
  • Ammunition for Cleveland? Draymond Green calls Cavs fans 'rude'

    Ammunition for Cleveland? Draymond Green calls Cavs fans 'rude'

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    Security was called to where she was seated, though there were no arrests made, per TMZ Sports . Babers later tweeted that those involved apologized and that "all is good". As is the case in most cities, Cavaliers fans often save their loudest boos for Green over the past few seasons. His mother is not one to back down from confrontation, or to watch a game without speaking her mind.
  • Bacsinszky downs French favourite Mladenovic

    Bacsinszky downs French favourite Mladenovic

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    Ostapenko will meet 27-year-old Bacsinszky in their semi-final on Thursday - when both players celebrate their birthdays. The world number 47 from Riga has not won a singles titles on the WTA Tour in her fledgling career, yet is only two victories away from lifting the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen after her positive approach paid off.
  • Arsenal start summer business by signing Sead Kolasinac

    Arsenal start summer business by signing Sead Kolasinac

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    But he made just eight Premier League starts this season as injury and being behind Nacho Monreal limited his opportunities. It has been common knowledge for some time now that Gibbs has become surplus to requirements at the Emirates ahead of next season, with the club having secured the signing of Sead Kolasinac from Schalke on a free transfer this week, while Nacho Monreal remains ahead of the former English worldwide in the pecking order in North London.
  • Stanley Cup Final turns into a sprint

    Stanley Cup Final turns into a sprint

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    With the goal, the Canadian joined Johnny Harms of the 1944 Chicago Blackhawks as the only players to score their first three NHL goals in the league's title series. "For us, it's the first Cup", said Fisher. Craig Smith ricocheted a puck off Murray's pads that Jarnkrok tapped in at 14:51 to start the fans yelling louder.
  • Luck and ideal tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF

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    The 32-year-old is the oldest man to reach the last 4 at Roland Garros , since Jimmy Connors in 1985. "He didn't start the season like he want and then he started to be really not confident. "I think Stan had played really well coming into the match ". Murray came out on top in their last meeting in Paris but Wawrinka is not anxious about the result in 2016 and thinks he can get on top of the Scot this year.
  • Mariners top Twins on walk-off homer

    Mariners top Twins on walk-off homer

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    The Mariners are now in third place in the AL West with a 28-30 record, but things are looking up for Seattle . "A big, big night for our offense", manager Scott Servais said. Adalberto Mejia had a 5-2 lead as he entered the fifth inning, in which he gave up a run. James Pazos pitched the eighth and Edwin Diaz (2-2) worked a scoreless inning for the win.
  • United Kingdom election: the final polls

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    Despite two major terrorist incidents disrupting the campaign, and the campaign's framing around Brexit negotiations, the campaign has had a traditional focus around domestic politics. It means there's a significant number of votes there to play for and how they're distributed between Labour and the Conservatives will have a huge bearing on the final result.
  • Durant exceeding Warriors expectations in NBA Finals

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    Cleveland led for most of the second half and looked ready to hand the Warriors their first loss of the playoffs but Durant picked his team up off the floor and delivered the victory with 14 fourth-quarter points. Putting your head down and quick-shooting over LeBron James in the last minute of an NBA Finals is as clutch as it gets. To reiterate, the Cavs thought flying up and down the court with the Golden State Warriors was a good idea.