On a cold, blustery and sometimes wet day in Cardiff , England had set a total of 310, Joe Root top-scoring with 64 from 65 balls and Jos Buttler making a rapid unbeaten 61. It wasn't all ideal for England , certainly not Jason Roy, who now has just 47 ODI runs at an average of 6.71 this summer after he was bowled for 13 by Adam Milne walking across his stumps.
If Halep wins the title, she will overtake Angelique Kerber as the new world number one. It is interesting to point out that both Ostapenko and Bacsinszky will be celebrating their birthdays on Thursday as well . Asked how she thought she could handle Ostapenko's power in future, the Swiss joked: " Well , I was thinking about gaining three inches or four inches".
They will be expecting a kicking based game with Owen Farrell and Conor Murray at half backs but the Lions have enough pace out wide to cause problems. "There was a lot of pressure around the way they did that, and it probably wasn't the right way to do it, and it's different to how we do things in New Zealand.
Though the Conservatives emerged as the single largest party in the election for Britain's 650-seat parliament, the impressive show by the opposition Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn is seen as a humiliation for May to continue in her position.
Kevin Durant and his Golden State Warriors moved one game closer to winning the 2017 National Basketball Association title with Wednesday's victory in Cleveland . James became the first player to appear in 20 or more Finals games with two franchises. But I was able to get second and third and fourth winds. Durant, though, was not going to be denied.
Bellerin recently committed his long-term future to Arsenal by signing a new long-term contract with the north London club late a year ago. But today the 22-year-old appeared to quash the speculation, tweeting today: "Don't believe everything you read..." "Things have gone well and now hearing this type of news about Barca is something which makes me happy, but it doesn't depend on me", Bellerin told Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo .
Mexico appears ready for its World Cup qualifying showdown vs. the United States . Aside from Salcedo, Osorio should have a full squad for Sunday's Hexagonal game against the Stars and Stripes, with no El Tri player picking up a yellow card against Honduras .
The Cavaliers fell into a 3-0 hole in the NBA Finals after the Golden State Warriors pulled out a 118-113 victory on Wednesday night. Last year, they broke new ground by becoming the first team to come back from 3-1 down in the finals, but the Warriors with Durant and a healthy Curry are a different beast.
Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard , will be out action for a long time after fracturing his ankle during training for his national team. His injury will be a blow for Conte as his side gear up for a return to the Champions League in 2017-18 having not featured in European competition last term.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic slips in his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. "I told him that he will have to give me many warnings, because if I have not yet grabbed my towel, that he's going to give me a warning", he added.
Tonight's clash will be a repeat of last year's semi-final which the Briton won in four sets before going on to lose to Novak Djokovic in the final. Remarkably, Nishikori said he could not remember the match at all despite it being both a dramatic five-setter and one of the biggest wins of his career.
In Game 3, the Warriors struck swiftly - turning a 4 point deficit into a 5 point lead in a stunning 66 seconds - and decisively - forcing the ball out of LeBron James' hands and forcing a crucial miss by a blisteringly hot Kyrie Irving .
The Penguins take a 3-2 series lead as Game 6 is Sunday night in Bridgestone Arena . "I just think what separates him is his drive", said Sullivan. "We have a couple of days to focus on Sunday's game, that's going to be a huge one for us". Malkin scored on the resulting four-on-four to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
The second-seeded Czech fended off three break points on her way to claiming the second set 6-3, clinching it with a forehand victor on her second set point. Wawrinka has won all 15 sets he has played, knocking over risky opponents like Fabio Fognini , Monfils and Cilic without any fuss. Two years ago when he won the title at Roland Garros , Stan Wawrinka made headlines not only for his tennis, but also for his pink-checkered shorts.
The Serb lost in a pitiful 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 defeat to the 23 year-old, in what was his earliest exit at Roland Garros in seven years and one of the worst performances of his career . From hugely unpromising beginnings, the No 1 has progressed through the French Open draw to another grand slam semi-final. Wawrinka became the oldest French Open semifinalist in 32 years when he brushed aside Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.
A return in 2014 changed her mind: having started the season at No237, she finished No48, owner of a WTA doubles title and two singles titles on ITF circuit. Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky in action during her quarter-final match against France's Kristina Mladenovic. Ostapenko's mood was as dark as the menacing black clouds circling above and she gesticulated forlornly towards her mother Jelena, who is also her coach, as shot after shot flew long.
Both second seed Karolina Pliskova and third seed Simona Halep will compete in each respective match. Pliskova then broke to level the set but Halep broke straight back to leave the Romanian serving for the match. The 19-year-old bounced back from some sloppy play in the first set and dealt with the rain delays far better than her more experienced opponent. Ostapenko converted her second match point with a forehand attack, her 50th victor of the match.
But Kevin Durant (31 points, eight rebounds, four assists), the frontrunner for Finals MVP, drove the Warriors home in the final sequence. Kevin Love added nine points, 13 rebounds and six steals. So we have already witnessed history. But, if the Warriors can win on Friday and finish the postseason 16-0, they would have to be in the conversation for not only the greatest National Basketball Association team of all time , but the greatest team in all of sports.
Rinne entered the series with a.947 save percentage in the postseason. "There's a scrum and somebody asks you to get going, if you accept you go". Then, in order to hide the smell, Waddell said he doused the dead fish with Old Spice cologne and tossed it into a cooler.
PARIS (AP ) - Novak Djokovic and other players at the French Open say they are not anxious about competing at Wimbledon next month despite the recent attacks in Britain. After a strong fight, the Spaniard Muguruza was eliminated in three sets against the home favourite - 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 - and later complained about the conduct of the partisan French crowd.
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.
Murray gave up four goals in the first two home games but eight goals in two losses in Nashville . 8 p.m. - After the first period, the Penguins have a 3-0 lead on the Predators. After back-to-back losses, Murray is 5-0 with a 1.77 goals-against average and.939 save percentage. What the Penguins are saying now sounds an very bad lot like what the Predators were saying after coming up empty in Pittsburgh to start the final.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open following a straight-sets defeat by Dominic Thiem . "I have never had any issues with him before", Murray said . The French Open has been Djokovic's worst major. At the Rome Masters, Thiem beat Nadal 6-4, 6-3 to snap the Spaniard's 17-game winning streak, essentially putting the world on notice about his exploits on clay.
The move will be announced at a press conference Friday, Jardy adds. An important recruiting period is coming up next month, and the Buckeyes have just one player committed in what needs to be a large 2018 recruiting class. Ohio State has zeroed in on Butler's Chris Holtmann , per a source. The biggest drawback for Holtmann is the peculiar timing. It is also worth noting that both Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller and current Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg were briefly ...
Rafael Nadal marched into the semi-finals of the 2017 French Open Wednesday after fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta retired midway through the second set of their quarter-finals match . The Serb was on the ropes and was broken in the first game of the third set as Thiem edged closer to avenging his semi-final loss past year. Nadal won both the finals they have played, in Barcelona and Madrid in straight sets, though Thiem won in straight sets in the Rome quarterfinals.
It was Game 3, after all, and many people were assuming this would be Cleveland's best chance at taking a game. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers still have some guy named LeBron James playing small forward for them. Additionally, O'Connor brought up Jalen Rose's comments on ESPN's First Take this week, saying that he thinks LeBron will ultimately end up in LA, playing for either the Lakers or Clippers, since he lives close to the Staples Center.
Warner and Smith were reluctant to leave the field and felt they could have played through the rain for at least another two overs. The big question now is, who will be the other team to qualify from this Group A: Australia , Bangladesh or New Zealand ? "We´ve got a completely new team, pretty much", said Morgan.
Dominating like no team ever has in the postseason, the Warriors look capable of anything - except another NBA Finals collapse. Sharpshooter Kyle Korver is just 1 of 6 on 3s, backup point guard Deron Williams is scoreless in 33 minutes and Richard Jefferson , two weeks shy of his 37th birthday, is the only reserve contributing more than expected.
But Djokovic immediately broke back on his second break point before saving a break point in a lengthy game to lead 2-3. Djokovic, a three-time champion at Wimbledon , said Sunday that he still plans on going to the tournament in London .
The only thing that matters is that Golden State has assembled a team that no one can beat - at the very least, no team as now assembled can beat them in a seven-game series. He'll have to watch his foul trouble closely, as he'll start the third quarter with three as the Warriors lead 67-61. Irving shot 16-of-29, but missed his final three shots, all in the final 1:52.
Kevin Durant scored nine in that run to finish with 31 points while Klay Thompson added 30 as the Warriors now hold a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series and are still unbeaten in these playoffs. Another good sign for ABC and the NBA: Last year's Game 3 between the same teams averaged 16.5 million viewers. The one as the best team ever. "We're not playing as well as we wanted to or expected compared to a year ago", he said.
Novak Djokovic effectively waved the white flag, bowing out of the French Open with a whimper on Wednesday. Djokovic, who had needed five sets to beat Diego Schwartzman in the third round, was 3-0 down in the second set with Thiem's unerring accuracy finding the angles.
The fact that Costa went public significantly weakens Chelsea's position as a selling club, with potential suitors fully aware that they are actively looking to offload the player. "I do not know, it's complicated, but people know that I love Atletico a lot and that I love to live in Madrid", Costa added. Batshuayi, 23, is considering his future at Chelsea after saying he could not spend another season on the sidelines with next summer's World Cup finals in mind.
James, who collapsed to the floor after running head-first into the shoulder of team-mate Tristan Thompson in the first quarter, led the way for Cleveland with 39 points while the impressive Kyrie Irving added 38. Game 4 of the finals is Friday at 6 p.m.in Cleveland . Just a short while after blowing a 3-1 series lead with a Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals , Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was taking action to make sure future playoff ...
Other circuits, with higher downforce, we have done well in Barcelona and China so there will be races where we are strong and perhaps not. "For example, we had problems getting heat into the tyres but this is no longer an issue, at least for us".