The reasoning was simple: Pandya has the ability to smash the ball from the get-go. "I got to know in the 46th over when coach told me, 'You will be going next, go pad up.' Obviously, I padded up quickly and once I got my gloves, I went out straight away because Yuvi paa got out", said Hardik Pandya .
AB de Villiers is "due" a big score against Champions Trophy title-holders India according to fellow South Africa batsman David Miller after the Proteas skipper suffered the first golden duck of his one-day worldwide career. "Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim bowled really well and they took the pressure off us", he said. However, the Pakistani side took hold of the game and succeeded in restricting South Africans to a modest 219.
He wasn't holding back there at all, but I think the timing of his delivery you have to execute pitches and it's hard when you haven't done it for a while", Servais said. Ruiz, filling in at designated hitter for ailing Nelson Cruz , followed with a drive into the upper deck in left for his first home run of the season.
In Monaco , Mercedes struggled to get the most from its tyres, with Lewis Hamilton qualifying 13th before recovering to seventh in the race. For the flawless storm of circumstances that hurts the team - using the ultrasoft tyre on slow speed corners at a track with a low abrasive surface - will repeat themselves in the forthcoming Canadian and Baku Grands Prix .
The thrilling back-and-forth affair was the first close game of the finals, but the Cavaliers will now have to do what no National Basketball Association team has ever done in the playoffs, win four straight games after going down 0-3 in a series.
But are there really that many surprises here from the Golden State side of things? When they met last summer in NY to discuss the biggest decision of his career, neither side even focused on winning titles. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver (26) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
Matt Murray made 24 saves , while Predators goalie Pekka Rinne was pulled after allowing three goals on nine shots in the first period . Kessel added two assists, Malkin and Hainsey one each. All the good mojo Rinne generated while helping Nashville rally to tie the series at 2 vanished in a span of 20 minutes. "I just wanted to let him know I didn't mean to do that", Crosby said.
While James was literally consistent in the past three games, averaging a terrific triple-double of 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10.3 assists per game entering Game 3, that can not be said of Irving and Love. Nine seconds later, a Durant made cuts the lead to two. "We had some really good looks", James said. Klay Thompson (30 points; six-of-11 from three-point range) was looking like himself offensively for the second consecutive game.
Whether it's Magic Johnson saying his Showtime Lakers would sweep the Warriors or Kerr's former teammate Scottie Pippen saying the same thing past year, it's become a popular debate. The Warriors are 15-0 and can finish off the NBA's first ideal postseason with a victory here in Game Four. "We can obviously have the barber shop-type debates of who's better or who's what, ranking the all-time greats and teams and things like that, which is fun in certain settings".
Former champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the semifinals of the French Open after beating seventh-seeded Marin Cilic in straight sets. Murray arrived in France suffering from a fever, the latest woe in a season which has seen him endure an elbow injury, flu and shingles.
And he got plenty of goal support in Pittsburgh's 6-0 win over the Nashville Predators . Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final was the prototypical Sidney Crosby game. "We're going home and we're going to be re-energized". Crosby didn't score in Game 5, but he set up three goals and could have easily had assisted on three more.
Hammel halted a four-start winless streak by holding Cleveland to three runs and five hits over 6 2/3 innings on Saturday. McCullers did not allow a hit through 6 ⁄3 innings before giving up a triple to Lorenzo Cain , who was driven in by Mike Moustakas single.
Like any other Apple device, the Apple HomePod activates itself on listening to " Hey Siri ". A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the United States market , compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home .
It was an wonderful match but the next day, I was just done. The World No.47, unseeded in Paris , ousted former World No.1 and No.11 seed Caroline Wozniacki , 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, to advance to the semifinal. Thiem's level of exhaustion in the drubbing Djokovic gave him at Rome is underrated, but combine that with the casual beatdown he took in the French Open semis previous year and it's hard to make a case for the Austrian to match that result.
The Orioles also get a day off before resuming interleague play against visiting Pittsburgh. "To get out of here even instead of being down 3-1, it's a big swing day for us". He has not won since May 7. Chris Tillman pitched decently until he was undone by a wild throw from his catcher, Francisco Pena . "I don't know how sometimes I watch these guys do what they do".
Bacsinszky - who took a medical timeout in the middle of the first set for an issue with her right leg - will rue not winning the opener after leading 5-4, 15-30 on Ostapenko's serve. I still had some opportunities here and there but didn't make it. She however looked a wee bit shaky as she surrendered her service game, the first game of the match to her opponent.
Bacsinszky saved a break point in the final game to move into a second semifinal at the French Open in the last three seasons. Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko advanced to the women's singles semi-finals in the French Open tennis championships.
However, the Warriors have their own motivation: perfection. "But I think that we just stayed with it, and our defense finally kicked in". But that's the type of shot you want to nail. "Draymond got a tech, he gathered, got it back together, we moved on". We had a phenomenal season. "They're going to get exhausted", Kerr recalled after the game, ESPN reports.
In the first men's semifinal at Roland Garros on Friday, No. 1 Andy Murray takes on No. 3-seed Stan Wawrinka . "It's a lot harder to pull off some of the shots that he was hitting at the end if the score was a bit closer and wasn't able to do that".
The 2015 champion struck a staggering 87 winners - on the clay and against one of the game's elite defenders. Eventually, the resolute Wawrinka's offense prevailed. Murray used plenty of drop shots and lobs, often to great effect. But make no mistake: Wawrinka does not discourage easily. By the anticlimactic close of what Murray termed "a very high-intensity match ", he was complaining aloud about having "no legs".
WME-IMG, the powerhouse agency who purchased the UFC a year ago for over $4 billion, is led by Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, who were reportedly leading the negotiations along with Mayweather's longtime manager Al Haymon to finalize a deal for the fight.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were so much better than in the previous two games. The Warriors feature two MVP award winners ( Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry ), four Olympic gold medalists ( Andre Iguodala , Klay Thompson , Draymond Green , Durant), a 2017 defensive player of the year award finalist (Green), three players averaging over 20 points per game this season (Durant, Curry, Thompson) and the greatest 3-point shooter in National Basketball Association history (you can figure that ...
Fatta is here from Parkersburg, West Virginia competing with almost 300 other students for the title of Spelling Bee Champion and the nerves are high. We're not sure what this says about higher education in the state that is home to a monument honoring past presidents. She spelled "tapas:" correctly on Wednesday, but did not get enough points to continue to Thursday's competition.
The Penguins' Justin Schultz fired a seeing-eye slapshot that went undetected - and undeflected - through traffic and past Rinne just 91 seconds into the game, and this was after Sidney Crosby had already beaten Rinne - but not the goalpost - on the opening shift.
Australia's bid to open the Champions Trophy group stage with a win were thwarted by heavy rain against New Zealand on Friday. They required just 100 more with 34 overs remaining, but more germanely, when the weather finally closed in shortly before 7pm they had batted for 16 overs, four short of the 20 required for a complete match .
Crosby assisted on three of the Penguins' six goals in a 6-0 win over the Nashville Predators, but he also got tangled up with defenseman P.K. Subban - driving Subban's head into the ice right in front of a referee - and threw a water bottle onto the ice from the Pittsburgh bench at one point.
In the semi-finals, Thiem will face fourth-seeded Rafael Nadal , who had an easy passage into the last four stage. "I won in Barcelona, Madrid, and I lost to him in Rome", said Nadal, who is attempting to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam .
LeBron James is 32 with the body of a 19-year-old. But it's also a prominent face-off between Nike's biggest active star, LeBron James , and Under Armour's biggest star, Steph Curry . They have, and quite possibly will, offset each other. We're talking about, 'Who's the best?' Who's the best? The Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday i.
Mahrez scored 17 goals and set up another 11 during Leicester's stunning 2015/16 Premier League title-winning season as the Algerian also won the PFA Player of the Year award, and signed a new long-term deal at the King Power Stadium. Though Marcos Alonso performed well last season, the left side is an area Chelsea do not have much cover on so Conte is keen address that shortcoming.
The boys' final will be between Nicola Kuhn of Spain and Australian Alexei Popyrin. Paris: Dominic Thiem demolished defending champion Novak Djokovic in a stunning French Open upset on Wednesday, setting up a semi-final duel against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal .
Allegri accused the central defender of not following his instructions as Juventus were blown away by Real Madrid for their fifth successive Champions League final defeat . Allegri is a huge fan of Matic and would welcome the exchange. While the Old Lady are demanding £60m, Chelsea aren't keen to pay that much and instead they are ready to offer £48m plus Matic to try and tempt the Champions League finalists into a deal.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard could be out for six weeks after fracturing his right ankle in training with Belgium's national team. His exemplary performances during the 2014/15 season earned him the PFA Players' Player of the Year award and this past campaign saw Hazard return to his best as he played an instrumental role in Chelsea winning a sixth championship.
The 20-point blowouts in games one and two in this year's NBA Finals? There was some talk that guarding Durant had exhausted James out in Game 2, with the Cleveland Cavaliers star taking just six shots in the second half of the Game 2 loss.
The Warriors have made their way into that conversation. While the Warriors' bad trio clicked (Durant 31 points, Klay Thompson 30 and Curry 26), not their Cavs' counterparts, though; Love proved to be the missing link. "We all had plays that we want back", said Korver of the attempt. Kerr joked that he enjoys seeing former Dolphins great Mercury Morris celebrate each year when the last remaining undefeated National Football League team gets beaten, ensuring that Miami's mark will ...
Amid Comey's testimony that Trump and his team lied about the reasons for his firing and the revelation that Comey himself was behind bombshell memo leaks , he remained steadfast in his insistence that Russian Federation remains a threat to the U.S.