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Sports Dhawan ton puts India in control in Afghanistan's test debut
Author: 0 Dhawan ton puts India in control in Afghanistan's test debut

But I would say our spinners have a lot of experience and I would say experience can't be easily bought. I always prepare intensely before each and every series but as of now the focus on this Test match. Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane (R) and Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai . "We are lucky that some of our best players are getting a chance to live in India and represent our nation", said an official with the Afghan Cricket Board.

Sports Crown Prince meets Putin in Moscow
Author: 0 Crown Prince meets Putin in Moscow

Russia's Aleksandr Samedov and Saudi Arabia's Salem Al-Dawsari in action at the FIFA World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday. Egor Titov, ex worldwide: "We must do well in the first two games not to let everything depend on the last one".

Sports Warriors Willing To Give Kevin Durant Any Contract He Chooses
Author: 0 Warriors Willing To Give Kevin Durant Any Contract He Chooses

The Warriors claimed their third National Basketball Association championship in four seasons, their second consecutively, after sweeping LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals last week, entering the conversation to be considered one of the most dominant teams in the history of the league.

Sports New Chelsea manager: Eden Hazard delivers ultimatum over Antonio Conte
Author: 0 New Chelsea manager: Eden Hazard delivers ultimatum over Antonio Conte

He will carry the hopes of a nation that has a fairly mediocre team by World Cup standards. Following the session, Salah provided a promising update on his fitness, telling reporters: 'I'm excited. "The time isn't in one, two or four years". Despite Antonio Conte winning the Premier League in his first season in English football and the FA Cup this season, he is widely expected to leave the club this summer, with former France manager Laurent Blanc the current favourite to take over ...

Sports Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win first grand slam title
Author: 0 Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win first grand slam title

Showing remarkable nerves given that this was only her second Grand Slam final appearance, Stephens consistently held her serve to take the first set 6-3. "It's great that 40 years after Virginia I managed to win". As Halep scurried to chase a shot that turned into a drop shot for Stephens and won the point for 4-0, her coach Darren Cahill leaped out of his chair and pumped his fist.

Sports Justify Still The Favorite To Win Belmont
Author: 0 Justify Still The Favorite To Win Belmont

Justify , the three-year-old chestnut colt, completed his improbable Triple Crown journey with a dominating win at the 2018 Belmont Stakes . The 7-year-old bay horse won by 2 1/4 lengths and paid $9.10 to win - a generous price on a Baffert trainee.

Sports England vs Costa Rica: Player ratings for Rashford, Vardy, Welbeck and co
Author: 0 England vs Costa Rica: Player ratings for Rashford, Vardy, Welbeck and co

Rashford had a disappointing end to United's Premier League season, and Southgate felt he may have been trying too hard. Rashford played in Dele Alli and his low cross found fellow substitute Welbeck at the far post. Navas spread himself well to deny Jamie Vardy from close range as England threatened a quickfire second, with Jack Butland , widely-expected to be back-up to Jordan Pickford, springing into action to deny Johan Venegas.

Sports Kendrick Perkins Flips Off Kevin Durant During Press Conference
Author: 0 Kendrick Perkins Flips Off Kevin Durant During Press Conference

Aside from Rodney Hood , who came out firing after being buried on the bench the first two games, Cavs players not named James who thrived in the first half shrunk. "The one he made tonight was 4 or 5 feet behind the one he made previous year", Cavaliers forward LeBron James said. "That wasn't the same shot", James said.

Sports Liverpool agree Nabil Fekir deal with Lyon
Author: 0 Liverpool agree Nabil Fekir deal with Lyon

However, L'Equipe have offered Liverpool fans a boost before the global tournament that kicks off next week, with the French outlet claiming that a deal is very close to being complete. Fekir is set to play for France on Saturday evening against the US, a game that will take place in Lyon's Stade des Lumieres. A fee has yet to be revealed , although it is rumoured that Liverpool will have to pay around €65m (£57m approx) to make Fékir their second summer signing.

Sports Rafael Nadal's French Open set streak ends in quarterfinals
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal's French Open set streak ends in quarterfinals

Halep pointed her right index finger at her temple when she eventually completed a 6-7 (2) 6-3 6-2 comeback to reach the semifinals, too. "It was really about the mental", Halep said. She hurried up her strokes and easily Halep sealed the eight win in as many matches against a lefty opponent and against a top 20 player this season.

Sports Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 2 vs. Cavaliers
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 2 vs. Cavaliers

Curry finished with 11 points, one of the worst postseason games of his career. Or are these Cavaliers defeated already? Although the Golden State Warriors trailed by six points at halftime, they had yet another stellar third quarter, outscoring the Cleveland Cavaliers 31-23 before continuing their strong play into the fourth quarter, where they closed strong with a 27-21 advantage, winning 110-102.

Sports ESPN Insider Says LeBron James Will Meet With Warriors This Offseason
Author: 0 ESPN Insider Says LeBron James Will Meet With Warriors This Offseason

We're used to that. "Especially in Cleveland, with LeBron, we know about their crowd, this environment and the force they bring in this building", Kerr added. He is also averaging the second most minutes played during the postseason with 41.7 minutes per game. "He wasn't close", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said.

Sports Ariya survives rollercoaster round to win US Women's Open
Author: 0 Ariya survives rollercoaster round to win US Women's Open

While Jutanugarn was fading, the 22-year-old Kim was rolling. Confidence gave way to fear. Talley had gained a shot and was one-under for her round through six and at 1-over for the championship in a tie for 28th. Former world number one Ariya roared past second round leader Sarah Jane Smith to finish with a 12-under 204 total as the tournament got back on schedule after heavy rains and lightning earlier this week resulted in a number of delays.

Sports Nigerians Mocked Over 'Beautiful Jersey' Following 2-1 Loss To England
Author: 0 Nigerians Mocked Over 'Beautiful Jersey' Following 2-1 Loss To England

The tweet, which blew up on social media, was captioned: "I still haven't booked any holidays". But, I've said before it's going to be very tough, that's no doubt about it, it's a World Cup . "I got a good reception behind the goal and we played really good opposition that night". Captain Harry Kane will wear the number nine shirt, while a host of players will wear the same number as they do for their clubs.

Author: 0 Man United agree to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Brazil legend Rivaldo has claimed that Manchester United are getting a "wonderful player" after the club agreed a deal to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk. In December 2015, he was given a one-year ban after testing positive for a banned diuretic, which was backdated to June that year when the test was carried out.

Sports Serena Williams Slams Sharapova's Book as 'Hearsay' Ahead of French Open Game
Author: 0 Serena Williams Slams Sharapova's Book as 'Hearsay' Ahead of French Open Game

Williams , the champion in 2002, 2013 and 2015 and playing her first Slam since giving birth to her daughter in September, last took part a major at the Australian Open in 2017. I've never felt this in my life. "I'm beyond disappointed ", Williams added. I'm going to stay here and see some of the doctors here, see as many specialists as I can.

Sports Novak Djokovic Falls at the French Open
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic Falls at the French Open

The 31-year-old, victor of the tournament on the iconic red clay in the French capital in 2016, booked his place in the last 16 with a 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 win in a match which lasted 12 minutes shy of four hours. Resurgent former champion Novak Djokovic has progressed to his 12th French Open quarter-final with an ominous 6-3 6-4 6-2 fourth-round win over Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco .

Sports Warriors fans cheer for J.R. Smith ahead of Game 2
Author: 0 Warriors fans cheer for J.R. Smith ahead of Game 2

Thompson being available for Game 2 could be huge for the Cavs, as he offers the size and aggressiveness that could help them dominate the boards. Meanwhile, despite lacking Andre Iguodala , the Warriors' supporting cast was what you'd expect from such a disciplined squad.

Sports Rossi: Zidane's Madrid exit hard to understand
Author: 0 Rossi: Zidane's Madrid exit hard to understand

It's nice to see Ronaldo showing his respect to a legend of the game - but obviously we're not privy to what went on behind closed doors. But Hazard is said to be unhappy at the tactics of manager Antonio Conte . "But we are talking about the best players in the world". Just days after sealing an unprecedented third Champions League trophy in a row for Real Madrid , the Frenchman has sensationally quit as coach of the Spanish giants.

Sports Shahid Afridi to captain ICC XI as Morgan's replacement
Author: 0 Shahid Afridi to captain ICC XI as Morgan's replacement

England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan expects a "young and hungry" Australia will be "galvanised" by the ball-tampering scandal that rocked world cricket when the old rivals meet in a one-day global series next month. The England skipper was named in a 13-man squad to face Scotland and also a 14-strong line-up for the five clashes with Australia , that starts at The Oval on June 13.

Sports 'A magical story': Golden Knights, Capitals to face-off in Game 2
Author: 0 'A magical story': Golden Knights, Capitals to face-off in Game 2

Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch had a wide-open net over Holtby's right shoulder. This is a great hockey team, it's not a carnival act, it's not a question on a game show. Will Vegas head to Washington up two games, or can the Caps bring it back home tied 1-1? With extra space, Washington strung together several sharp passes culminating in Eller's sixth goal of the postseason.

Sports Fulham secures EPL return, windfall of at least $210m
Author: 0 Fulham secures EPL return, windfall of at least $210m

Grealish starred for Villa this season but the 22-year-old is being linked with a switch to the Premier League after Steve Bruce's side were defeated by Fulham in the Championship playoff final . I'm not tempting fate or predicting anything because I don't want to jinx the game, so all I'll say is. if we play well then we will be fine. Promotion is vindication for the glorious front-foot manner in which Fulham have flummoxed countless teams this season.

Author: 0 Heat for tweet: Browns' Randall amazed by jersey posting

Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall may have to dig deep into his wallet if the Cleveland Cavaliers win the National Basketball Association championship. Randall's tweet picked up steam fast, going from 30 thousand retweets to well over 100k in mere hours. Given that Randall is set to earn just under $1.1 million next year, we sense a lot of Cavs fans are going to be disappointed when he can't fulfill his promise.

Sports Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says will leave club
Author: 0 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says will leave club

Salah, 25, met the national team doctor and Egyptian FA president Hany Abu Rida in Spain on Wednesday. Salah took English football by storm last season when he scored 44 goals in all competitions, including earning the Premier League's Golden Boot accolade by netting 32 strikes.

Sports LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals
Author: 0 LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

His eighth straight NBA Finals sets up as one of his most hard, flanked by a largely unheralded set of teammates who force him to do much more at 33 than most other players are ever asked. The network's impressive ECF has been matched by TNT's broadcast of the Western Conference Finals, which was up 33 percent from a year ago heading into Golden State's Game 7 win over Houston on Monday night.

Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane quits as Real Madrid head coach

I do not want to start a season and have a bad time, I want to end with Real Madrid when everything is going well. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was present alongside Zidane, who took charge in January 2016. He leaves having guided the Spanish club to three successive Champions League titles and one La Liga success. There were tough moments during the season and although I was sometimes whistled at, I want to thank the fans.

Sports Champions League final rocked by Mo Salah, Dani Carvajal injuries
Author: 0 Champions League final rocked by Mo Salah, Dani Carvajal injuries

The challenge during the first half of Saturday's Champions League final went unpunished by the match official but caused Salah to leave the game. "UEFA and Federation Internationale de Football Association should take measures against Ramos and similar players, using the video recordings of matches to keep the spirit of the game".

Sports Zidane quits Real Madrid
Author: 0 Zidane quits Real Madrid

During his reign, the former Real midfielder won three Champions League trophy, 1 La Liga trophy, 1 Spanish Super Cup title, 1 Club World Cup title and 1 UEFA Super Cup title. Zidane oversaw Real's 2016-17 success in La Liga , but failed to win the league either side of that triumph. "If I was the manager here next season, it would have been tough for us to win trophies".

Sports Wednesday's Man Utd transfer rumours: Jordi Alba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Dalot
Author: 0 Wednesday's Man Utd transfer rumours: Jordi Alba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Dalot

The Portugese defender is seen as an understudy to veteran defender Antonio Valencia , with the 32-year-old struggling with knee injuries over the past few seasons. Interest in Diogo Dalot has been present for a while now, with FC Porto rejecting multiple bids below the player's €20 million release clause. United are also in the market for another full-back, a left-back, to strengthen in that area also.

Sports Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo wins Monaco Grand Prix
Author: 0 Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo wins Monaco Grand Prix

The Red Bull driver managed to hold off Vettel despite the challenge, and took his second win of the season and first-ever at Monaco. Refreshing! Red Bull know how to celebrate in style. It also felt like payback time. "So, I think it's more circuit-dependent - but I'm glad they're bringing the hyper-softs again". "I spoke to Prince Albert and said that maybe we should make it longer", he said.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets to reach National Basketball Association finals

The MVP frontrunner promptly got skewered on social media for the perceived lack of sportsmanship. Jeff Green had 19 points and eight rebounds in Love's absence in Game 7 . We got a really good game last night in game seven between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers . "Obviously, he's a big part of why we're here, but we had opportunities, especially in the first half both games".

Sports Lord's Test: Pakistan crush England by nine wickets
Author: 0 Lord's Test: Pakistan crush England by nine wickets

It consigned England to yet another defeat in the Test arena after a winless winter. "These conditions suit us as well". "We made a decision to do a precautionary X-ray at the end of the day's play. The only other team with more wins than losses against England at Lord's is Australia, who have won 15 and lost seven, according to BBC . "Putting that practice into the game is where it's really disappointing because it didn't happen".

Sports Klay Thompson's 35 points keeps the Warriors alive in Western Conference finals
Author: 0 Klay Thompson's 35 points keeps the Warriors alive in Western Conference finals

I made a mistake - at one point I was yelling to David West while play was going on, he looked over at me, ( James) Harden hit a 3. They're champs. They're going to come back fighting, and they did. "So here he is, and he'll suit up", Kerr said of McCaw. Their Eastern Conference final is also tied at three games apiece. "Losing Andre [Iguodala] changed everything, and so we've had to adapt and adjust and this is the direction we've chose to go".

Sports Boston Celtics looking to send LeBron James packing again
Author: 0 Boston Celtics looking to send LeBron James packing again

It means James' streak of seven straight Finals is on the line, and it's time to talk again about how this Game 6 against the Celtics Friday could be his last in a Cleveland uniform at The Q. It's now or never for the Cavaliers as they face an elimination game tonight at home against Boston. If Boston looks to clinch the series, they'll have to continue to get production from the core that has got them to this point.

Sports Open thread game five: Houston Rockets versus Golden State Warriors
Author: 0 Open thread game five: Houston Rockets versus Golden State Warriors

Asked if there was a chance Paul could return for a potential Game 7, D'Antoni said, "I don't know". "We're a group of champions", Green said. See how Twitter went wild over the game's gems. According to Kristen Ledlow of National Basketball Association on TNT , Paul will receive treatment all the way up to Game 6 , which is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m.

Sports Eruption Questions: What's the current situation of magma at Kilauea right now?
Author: 0 Eruption Questions: What's the current situation of magma at Kilauea right now?

Geological Survey ( USGS ) vulcanologist Wendy Stovall told reporters. Kilauea is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, connected to the southern region of Puna, which is a few miles north of the coast. Residents in the Leilani Estates community have seen their neighborhood transformed by the lava. Methane gas is produced as a byproduct when hot lava buried plants and shrubs, which can then seep into cracks and create blue flames when it ignites, according to USGS.

Sports Marco Silva tipped to replace Sam Allardyce at Everton
Author: 0 Marco Silva tipped to replace Sam Allardyce at Everton

Defining moment: When Sam Allardyce took over for the departed Ronald Koeman (and interim boss David Unsworth ) on November 30, Everton sat 13th in the PL table, just five points clear of 18th and two points clear of 16th. Allardyce seemed to accept his fate after the Toffees' final match of the season, a 3-1 defeat by West Ham, on Sunday. The former England boss has faced criticism from supporters for his style of play, however, with an increasing number calling for a change in ...

Sports Celtics rally to put Cavs in a 2-0 hole
Author: 0 Celtics rally to put Cavs in a 2-0 hole

He started off the first quarter scoring 21 of the team's 27 points on 8-of-13 shooting and 4-of-7 on long-distance 3s. His 42 points marked his fifth 40-point game of this postseason, but he got very little support from his teammates tonight.

Sports Michigan State to pay out at least $500 million to Nassar victims
Author: 0 Michigan State to pay out at least $500 million to Nassar victims

The statement doesn't indicate how much money each victim would receive. The agreement with attorneys representing the survivors was a "global settlement", Michigan State University said. Nassar worked at MSU and USA Gymnastics for decades. A successful resolution to the litigation is a positive step in moving us all forward. Denhollander was the first survivor to file a criminal complaint against Larry Nassar back in 2016.

Sports England stars react to World Cup squad
Author: 0 England stars react to World Cup squad

Long-time goalkeeper Joe Hart and injury-prone midfielder Jack Wilshere were omitted, for example. In the group stage of the world Cup England will face Tunisia, Panama and Belgium. Defensively England have plenty of options, although centre backs Gary Cahill and John Stones lack authority which is why Southgate is likely to favour a three-man defence featuring Kyle Walker with two attacking wing backs.

Sports Hamilton wins Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona
Author: 0 Hamilton wins Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

The team did an exceptional job. I didn't know what the pace would be. "Strength in depth. I hope it can continue". "I was told by the team to stop the vehicle", Raikkonen said". Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) - +0,6457. Max Verstappen scored his first podium of the season despite yet another driver error during the race when he tapped Lance Stroll's right rear tyre while under Virtual Safety Car conditions.

Sports Elton Brand to represent Sixers at NBA Draft Lottery
Author: 0 Elton Brand to represent Sixers at NBA Draft Lottery

However, the odds are not necessarily awful and some miracle could happen; we have seen it before, we may see it again. The odds of landing a top 3 pick stand at 18.3% and moving up into one of those slots would be just the 3rd time in the lottery era where the Kings would draft that high.

Sports Salah Named Premier League Player Of The Season
Author: 0 Salah Named Premier League Player Of The Season

When Liverpool host Brighton on Sunday, if the team can at least grab a point, this will reinforce this statement massively. Brighton being their last chance to do so. But with one game to go, he could end the campaign as a true Liverpool legend if he helps the team win a sixth European Cup by defeating Real in the Ukraine.

Sports Swansea relegated on final day of Premier League
Author: 0 Swansea relegated on final day of Premier League

The goal was City's 106th of the campaign, breaking the previous record of 103 set by Chelsea in their 2009-10 title-winning campaign. 83,222 - Tottenham's north London derby against Arsenal at Wembley on February 10 set a new Premier League attendance record.

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