• Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of ICC Team of Champions Trophy

    Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of ICC Team of Champions Trophy

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    On the back of Fakhar Zaman's century and fifties from Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan finished on 338/4 from their 50 overs after being put in to bat. "When we arrived here (in England), we were No 8 and now we are the champions", said the 30-year-old gloveman. With the success Pakistan have further enhanced their chances of automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England while West Indies slipped further behind in their quest to also seal a direct spot at the tournament.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Focused On Only Portugal

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    We will find out what has happened, but right now he is playing in a very important tournament and I'm not about to disturb that. Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League semifinals first leg soccer match in May.
  • Black bear kills boy, 16, during mountain race in Alaska

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    The company says Alaska Wildlife Troopers directed mine personnel to kill the bear, which they did. Searchers used Global Positioning System coordinates from the teen's phone to find the boy. Brad Benter, commenting on the Alaska Dispatch News Facebook site, said he was also at the scene. "How do you respond as a parent when you hear news like that?" he said.
  • Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society

    Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society

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    In 2014, the Patent Office revoked the Redskins' trademark after it was found to be offensive to Native Americans. After a federal court agreed with Tam and his band, the Patent and Trademark Office sued to avoid being compelled to register its name as a trademark.
  • Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko to vie for first Slam final berth

    Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko to vie for first Slam final berth

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    After coming back from the stoppage, Ostapenko served for the set at 5-2 and she won the last two points from 30-all to level the match at one set apiece. A couple of her fellow 1997-born players have perhaps had better results sooner than her at the Slams but she has caught up and gone even further. Bacsinszky was up a set and a break in the second against Williams before she crumbled and eventually lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.
  • It is Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko in French Open Women's final

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    Jelena Ostapenko got the best birthday gift with a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 victory over Timea Bacsinszky in the semifinals at the 2017 French Open here on Thursday, earning her a maiden appearance in a Grand Slam final. But the Latvian took the challenge to Bacsinszky with her aggression, nipping ahead at 4-3 before the Swiss called for the trainer. Ostapenko and Bacsinszky combined for a back-and-forth match that saw surges from both players.
  • British and Irish Lions wait on Stuart Hogg injury update

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    With the likes of Justin Tipuric and Sean O'Brien ready at openside, CJ Stander and Peter O'Mahony performing well on the blindside and James Haskell ready to drop onto either flank, the question over Warburton's criticality to the team has to be asked.
  • 8 players the Devils could lose to Las Vegas in Expansion Draft

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    The release of the teams protected lists kicks off a busy two-week stretch for the National Hockey League. Fifty years ago, after Sawchuk went first overall to the Kings, the next 11 selections were all netminders - Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers; Glenn Hall, St.
  • New Zealand keen to carry on Australia form into England clash

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    The jury was out whether the hosts had enough runs after posting a patchy 310 all out thanks to half-centuries from Joe Root (64), Jos Buttler (61no) and Alex Hales (56). "We don't put any pressure on ourselves to live up to being the favourites, I think we just earn that right from the way that we played". Adil Rashid was restored to the team here in place of the injured Chris Woakes and the leg-spinner was impressive, taking two for 47 from his 10 overs.
  • Warriors stage late comeback to take Game 3 over Cavs, 118-113

    Warriors stage late comeback to take Game 3 over Cavs, 118-113

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    The Golden State Warriors steal a game on the road in Game 3. Friday night in Cleveland (9 p.m. ET, ABC ) both teams will have an unprecedented goal in mind. "Close-out games are always the hardest", Green said. "That takes a lot out of you. And we just had to kind of stay with it, and I thought our guys did a really good job of that".
  • INVITED: 3 United Kingdom players to attend the NBA Draft

    INVITED: 3 United Kingdom players to attend the NBA Draft

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    You don't have to like LaVar Ball , but know he's the latest in a long line of parents/agents who have tried to influence where they child was drafted and played. If Jackson somehow makes it to the Kings at 5, they would have to jump all over him. Below, four players whose stock is too high. Tatum plays a similar style to Gay.