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ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka elect to bowl against India

The final flourish was provided by none other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni with a quickfire 63 off 52 balls. India's class spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has earned much in the test cricket, but he was not able to make the same name in ODI's.

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Nashville Predators fans go crazy for 'Rocky Top' during Stanley Cup Final

He has taken this team with a first defence pairing of Ron Hainsey and Brian Dumoulin and has found a way to be playing a 24th playoff game Thursday night here at the appropriately named PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh lost a challenge for goalie interference. Sidney Crosby , of all people, broke in alone off a sharp pass from defenseman Brian Dumoulin to tie it just 66 seconds later with a insane fake of Rinne that had people thinking Crosby was back.

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Real Madrid end David de Gea pursuit?

Navas came under fire from the Madrid media following a number of mistakes earlier on in the season and the club were set on signing a replacement in the summer as their transfer ban was reduced to six months. "I didn't say goodbye to Zidane because Zidane and Real Madrid knew I was going before I did", Pepe added. "I liked Benitez's sincerity".

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Kevin Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

Full disclosure: I was not in Cleveland for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. With 45 seconds left and the Cavaliers clinging to a lead they'd painstakingly built over the course of the second half, Durant strolled up the floor, crossed centre and let it fly.

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Luke Ronchi sends warning before rain wrecks New Zealand hopes against Australia

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult , Neil Broom, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill , Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Jeetan Patel, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

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Former Elmhurst, IU star Hardy ID'd as man found in river

Former Bills wide receiver James Hardy was found dead in a river near his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana yesterday, officials announced today. Hardy's body was pulled from the river, only to be identified on Thursday. Hardy, a Fort Wayne native, was initially a top basketball prospect, and he arrived at Indiana University in 2004 with the intent of playing hoops.

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Liverpool drop interest in Virgil van Dijk after Southampton complaint

Amid Southampton's request to investigate Liverpool over an alleged illegal approach to Virgil van Dijk , Steve Nicol hits back at Saints and says they have no reason to complain. The new deal was a reward for a series of impressive performances at the heart of Saints' defence although he has not played since January after sustaining ankle ligament damage.

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Jones to lead the Lions

In all, the Crusaders squad contains nine All Blacks , making Saturday's match a dress rehearsal for the first Test on June 24. "It's tough for them", he said. But the Blues backed their attacking rugby style and Williams handed off a pass to West, who weaved through the defence at speed and touched down near the posts.

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Gerrard: Reds should've signed Van Dijk from Celtic

As exclusively revealed by the Daily Echo , Saints took the step of asking the Premier League to investigate whether an illegal approach had been made, and redoubled their determination not to be bullied into selling their most prized asset.

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New Zealand capsize throws Britain America's Cup life-line

All crew members were reported safe as the race against Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR was black-flagged and support crews rushed to the aid of the crippled Kiwi catamaran. "Ultimately we were please with how we sailed as a team, all teams were struggling to get these boats around the course". Team Japan lead the Swedish syndicate, helmed by Australian Olympic gold medallist Nathan Outteridge, 3-1.

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Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

In fact, three National Basketball Association teams have only forced a Game 7 after losing the first three contests in a series - with the last time occurring in 2003. The Cavaliers were up five inside four minutes to play, but that's when Golden States' final push made the difference. "But they're definitely a different team than they were previous year that's definitely in full effect that we're all fully aware of".

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Messi dreams of finishing career at Barcelona

Messi joined the Blaugrana aged 13 and made his senior debut three years later as he embarked on what has so far been an incredible playing career. "It's what I have always dreamt of and what I always wanted", the 29-year-old said. Throughout all competitions, the global star netted 54 goals, but it still was not enough to help them capture La Liga or Champions League glory. His final match saw Barca capture the Copa del Rey trophy, with Messi scoring the opening goal as they beat ...

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Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles final; Halep, Pliskova, Bacsinszky

I saw her in the gym just right after our matches today, and so we both said, like, mutually to each other, "Well done". "We had a hurricane, a sandstorm, and we nearly had snow, too". Caroline Wozniacki was a former world No1, twice a runner-up at the United States open, but playing her first French Open quarter-final since she was a teenager in 2010.

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Who will be celebrating after French Open semi-final?

The Swiss player said the weather posed challenges for the athletes throughout the duration of the day, but she remains grateful for the opportunity to play another round. After a tumultuous 11 days of action, French Open 2017 has thrown up an interesting semi-final line-up - one former runner-up, one former semi-finalist, a player who had won only two matches at French Open before this year and a youngster who had never won a round in the main draw.

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Kohli only Indian in world's highest paid athletes' list

Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's highest-paid athlete for the second straight year, according to Forbes . The champ fought three times past year, twice against Nate Diaz at welterweight, and then against Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title.

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Coles, Barrett brothers named in All Blacks squad for Lions series

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has named a 33-man squad for the three-Test series against the Lions and a match against Samoa. Captain Kieran Read is one of several players now recovering from injury included in the 33-man squad, prompting coach Steve Hansen to name five players on standby.

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McLaren reaching 'fork in the road' with 'lost' partner Honda

Just a day after McLaren boss Zak Brown set a 90 day deadline by which time the future of the team's relationship with Honda is decided, so too Fernando Alonso has set a limit on the amount of time he will give the pair before admitting "enough is enough".

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Thiem: 'Federer won't be World No. 1 in 2020! While Nadal, Djokovic...'

In the other semifinal, 2016 runner-up Andy Murray will face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in a matchup of three-time major title winners. Despite being the top seed, Murray was not on the list of favorites to win this title, but boy has he played his way into form with impressive wins over Juan Martin del Potro and Kei Nishikori along the way.

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Woman in court for repeatedly encouraging teen boyfriend to kill himself

After he exited the truck, Ms Carter told him to "get back in", Ms Flynn told the juvenile court in Taunton , Massachusetts . A month later, when Carter texted about how she was on the phone with Roy and "heard him die", Eithier texted Carter that she couldn't help her.

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Mercedes no nearer to understanding poor Monaco showing

With Ferrari appearing to put all their efforts behind Vettel , it remains to be seen whether Mercedes will do the same with Hamilton . The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team racer had been eliminated in Q2 on Saturday and was hopeful that he could break into the points, with his strategy team suggesting tenth was possible, but he bettered that by three positions, and left Monaco by scoring six points.

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Why Doug Pederson says Philadelphia Eagles have no interest in Jeremy Maclin

Going forward, next week [at mandatory minicamp] and on to [training] camp, that's what I'm trying to see, is where our young guys are and how well they can handle sort of the workload with what we're trying to do offensively and our passing game.

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Iran says 2 killed, 30 wounded in twin attacks

The statement released the names of terrorists as Abu Jahad, Ghayom, Fereidoun, Saryas and Ramin but to some social and security considerations their family names will not be revealed, APA reported citing IRNA. It marked the first time the Sunni extremists have taken responsibility for an assault in Shiite-majority Iran. Iran, on the other hand, has pointed to Saudi Arabia's support for jihad throughout different times in history and its backing of hard-line Sunni rebels groups in Syria.

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Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

Cold. Blooded. But protecting the lead meant leaving Irving on the floor for the entire second half and James for all but a few seconds of it, and on the other bench Steve Kerr kept reminding his deeper Warriors that the Cavaliers were going to get exhausted.

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Defending French champ Djokovic ousted by Thiem

Unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko will take on Timea Bacsinszky in Thursday's other semi, meaning there will be a first-time Grand Slam women's singles champion crowned in Paris . Djokovic hammered Thiem 6-1 6-0 in Rome last month but the biggest surprise is that today's result wasn't really a surprise. Posting his 100th best of five set claycourt win from 102 outings, Nadal spent only 51 minutes on court before his good friend Carreno Busta retired when trailing 2-6 0-2.

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Thiem sends Djokovic crashing at French Open

The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four matches as he strives to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam. The fourth-seeded Spaniard next meets either No. The 30-year-old Monfils won 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 4-3 to set up a last-16 meeting with third seed Stan Wawrinka. The quarterfinal match between fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina and No.

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Three things to watch out for at the French Open on Thursday

With Karolina Pliskova eliminating France's last hope, Caroline Garcia , 7-6 (3), 6-4, that means it will be the WTA No. 2 and the WTA No. 3 in the semifinals with World No . Halep will look to win her second title of the year with her first win coming at the Madrid Open while Pliskova targets her third title of the year with her first two wins coming in Brisbane and Doha.

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Champions Trophy: India eye semi-final spot by defeating Lanka

India captain Virat Kohli , meanwhile, has told his teammates not to get carried away by the praise they recieved that has come their way since they beat Pakistan . Even Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews admitted his side are underdogs, but Kohli wants his team to guard against complacency. Former Sri Lankan batsman made outstanding 160 off 124 balls against India at Rajkot.

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Was that the stench of pot in the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room?

Golden State now leads the series 2-0, with Game 3 on Thursday night in Cleveland . For the Warriors, a win will make them the first National Basketball Association team to get through the playoffs with four series sweeps, 16-0. While the Warriors spun the score in their favor in a matter of seconds, the entire second half had the feeling of a war and, potentially, final stand by the Cavs.

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Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

As the Cavs lost a single game in the East, not much extra was to be thought of the Warriors sweeping through the west. From the opening tip, this was the Cavaliers we had hoped we would see all series - and it was another game to remind everyone why LeBron is the best player in the game.

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Coach backs Morgan in State of Origin series opener

Those figures were enough to give the telecast the biggest ratings numbers of the year so far, and scored Nine a hefty 45.2 per cent of the evening's total audience. The first try however came via NSW hard-man Fifita , who was inspired form. "We go about our business, hopefully not too many of them are looking at the TAB odds".

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"It felt like a practice game" : Harbhajan on India vs Pakistan game

The rain was repeatedly blocked by the Pakistan team, which had a huge victory target. "Unfortunately though, a poor game plan and shoddy execution, besides abysmal fielding, nullified the advantage", he said . Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed felt his side lost the plot in the final overs of the Indian innings. "They did feel under pressure, but we've tried getting them out of that mindset now".

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Premier League retained lists could give clue over Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future

Manchester United have reportedly decided against offering Zlatan Ibrahimovic a contract extension at the club. The former Sweden front man played 46 games under Jose Mourinho in 2016-17 but injury ruled him out of the final 10 matches of the season, including the Europa League final win against his former club Ajax in Stockholm.

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Wawrinka ready for French Open rematch with Murray

Andy Murray insists he is not comparing the size of his grand slam trophy collection with that of French Open semi-final opponent Stan Wawrinka . Murray hasn't played his best tennis in this tournament, but he finds ways to push through and has shown he doesn't have to play great to beat great competition.

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USMNT vs. Trindad & Tobago Preview & How to Watch

Until they've completed a more immediate task, however, they can't afford to turn full attention to their longtime nemesis. He is no stranger to numerous players he will play against on Thursday and that familiarity will only help him feel more confident that he can find the back of the net.

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Giants signed DT Corbin Bryant, waive C Khaled Holmes

Bryant originally signed with the Chicago Bears in 2011 as an undrafted free agent before being cut and signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad. Bryant brings experience to a defensive tackle group that is in transition. He had 73 total tackles and 2.5 sacks in those three seasons. They added Alabama's Dalvin Tomlinson in the second round of this year's NFL Draft, but journeyman Robert Thomas (nine games, no starts) and 2014 third-round pick Jay Bromley (39 games, four ...


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