The moment is finally here as India lock horns with Pakistan once again at Edgbaston, Birmingham . "Jahan desh ki saakh ka sawaal hota hai, wahan agar Pakistan se match jeet jaao toh aisa samjho Ganga naha liye, sare paap dhul jate hai (When the question is about nation's prestige, then beating Pakistan would be like taking a bath in the holy Ganga and washing off your sins)", he added.
This season, the National Basketball Association has followed form, but that is not the norm in terms of our predictions of superteams. The Warriors kind of remind us of the old Lakers with the gold uniforms and spectacular, explosive scoring.
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon magnanimously conceded Real Madrid's superior ability had made the difference after his side crashed to a 4-1 defeat in Saturday's Champions League final in Cardiff . I'm a happy man to win the 12th and we'll enjoy this moment now. Bale said ahead of the final that he was fully fit, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane opted to start with Francisco " Isco " Alarcon in his place.
There are no problems whatsoever. "It was really good to see the way Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan , Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja and even Virat Kohli in the first match against New Zealand bat", Laxman said. It is not possible. Kumble's contract ends this month but the decision to advertise his job ahead of the Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides, led historian Ramachnadra Guha to resign in protest from a a Supreme ...
Amla's 103 was backed up by Faf du Plessis' 75 and JP Duminy's 38 not out as South Africa posted 299-6. Nuwan Pradeep was the most impressive of the Sri Lankan bowlers, picking up two wickets for 54 runs in his 10-over spell. The reprieve shocked du Plessis into a more enterprising gear, bringing up his 28th ODI fifty in 52 balls, during a period when it looked like South Africa might add another 300-plus score on the board.
A low scoring contest, contrary to the general expectations, took place at Edgbaston as Pakistan won by a close margin of three wickets. We have told the players to focus on the cricket and think about nothing else. We appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BCCI to ensure that India does not play Pakistan , he added. "We have always shared a healthy equation with them off the field".
Three minutes later and it was a third for Madrid when Ronaldo arrived at the near post to meet Modric's delivery and slot the ball first time past Buffon for his second of the night and his 600th goal in all competitions for club and country.
Ronaldo led Madrid to their first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958 by scoring 16 goals in his last 10 games of a memorable campaign even by his sky-high standards. I'm a happy man to win the 12th and we'll enjoy this moment now. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid won their 12th European Cup with a 4-1 win over Juventus at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff .
Yes, an Indo-Pak game is always exciting. The young wicket-keeper batsman said that team would play positive cricket in every match and that Pakistan has nothing to lose in the tournament. Those were the biggest learnings for me. "But you don't tend to look too much into it in tournaments like this - it is a one-off game and both teams will be playing with freedom and hope it comes off".
Bangladesh suffered a similar top-order collapse here to England's capitulation against South Africa on Monday, finding themselves six for 22 in the eighth over. One may call it a mini World Cup, but there will be nothing miniature about the thrilling matches which will be played during the 16-day tournament.
The fans who irritated Ronaldo so much ahead of Saturday's final due to their whistling were silenced in emphatic style with two goals in a 4-1 victory over Juventus that gave Madrid a record-extending 12th European crown. "With a bit more luck we could have finished the first half in the lead and then it would have been a different match". The long, arduous journey to European glory culminated under the roof in Wales, where Zinedine Zidane's men showed their killer instinct to win the ...
Real Madrid have scored in every single one of their 12 games in the Champions League this season (32 goals, most prolific attack) but have also kept only one clean sheet, against Atlético Madrid in the semi-final first leg (3-0). Real also continued the trend that the team to score first wins, becoming the ninth champion of the past 11 to win when scoring first. Perhaps we ran a bit too hard and didn't make the most of that advantage on the field.
Unsurprisingly, it was Cristiano Ronaldo who found himself at the center of attention in both wins. However, not since AC Milan in 1990 - in the old European Champion Clubs' Cup days - had a club retained the trophy, and Madrid did precisely that against Juventus in Welsh capital.
Kevin Durant scored a game-high 38 points and Stephen Curry hit six three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors cruised to a lopsided 113-91 win in the first game of the NBA Finals on Thursday . "You know they're not going to give up at all", he said on court. "We were really , really good in that department at just being ourselves, playing Warriors basketball, knowing that there's a lot of talent out on the floor", said Curry, who had 28 points and 10 assists.
Cleveland ranks first in offensive rating (120.7), third in defensive rating (104.6), and first in three pointers made per game (14.6). You can bet the farm James is gonna go off in the NBA Finals . While much has been made of Curry being healthier during these playoffs than he was past year when an ankle and then a knee injury hobbled him, Durant doesn't recall Curry being too hobbled when his Warriors beat Durant and Thunder in the Western Conference Finals .
In the sixth, the Marlins tacked on runs via Tyler Moore's pinch-hit sacrifice fly and Riddle's RBI double. Trout's first-inning homer into the beer garden in left field off Vance Worley was estimated at 443 feet. Trout was 0-for-2 when he left the game. They will first host the 31-21 Arizona Diamondbacks in a four-game set. Keone Kela pitched the eighth. Brandon Maurer worked the ninth for his sixth save.
In the second half , Madrid came back with a force to be reckoned with, and and quickly broke free from the deadlock with a goal from Carlos Casemiro in the 60th minute. Ronaldo's first strike at Millennium Stadium was canceled out by Mario Mandzukic's exquisite 27th-minute hook shot. Juventus's supporters had taken over the city with a spirit that added to the sense that, after 21 years, they should finally claim another European Cup.
It is classic grand slam champion stuff. It was Del Potro's first trip to the French Open in five years, since he received a wrist in 2015 that crippled his playing. "Andy has had a hard year with different types of illness and injury, and he has struggled to get momentum more than anything", he said. At 2-3 Del Potro summoned on the trainer and was given two pills, presumably to ease any soreness in the groin area, although his movement did not look hindered.
WASHINGTON (A.W.)-The Ambassador of the Unites States of America in Ankara John R. Bass was summoned to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 22, to protest the "aggressive and unprofessional action against Turkish security personnel" on May 16 in Washington, D.C.
Here he became the first man to score in three Champions League finals in the modern era and his second at the near post made it 600 goals for club and country. He finally won the Champions League as a Madrid player in 2002, scoring an fantastic volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow, Scotland.
Pictures released by police also show damage to Woods's vehicle, which has two flat tyres on the driver's side and was discovered by the side of the road. The video shows Woods being asked if he knew where he was coming from, to which he responded "Jupiter". Officers noted that both driver's side tires of the Mercedes were flat, with "minor damage to both respective rims", damage to the front and rear bumpers and a rear taillight that appeared to be out.
Golden State blew the game open in a third quarter in which the Warriors scored the first 13 points and Stephen Curry (28 points) drained four of his six 3-pointers. They've stewed for a year, watching Cleveland take victory laps, get fitted for rings, and own the bold ink since June 2016. "Definitely somebody will have to do a better job at stopping the dribble drive", Warriors acting coach Mike Brown said.
Thompson said he will continue to crash the glass before worrying about retreating back on defense, even though Golden State outscored Cleveland 27-9 in fastbreak situations in Game 1 . And this wasn't a role player problem or even a Kyrie Irving problem. The Cavaliers committed 20 turnovers, eight of them by playmaker James on a night where he had 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists.
After Casemiro put the Spanish champions back in front in the 61st, Ronaldo turned in the third at the near post inside three minutes, and Marco Asensio wrapped up the scoring in the 90th. Juve centre back Leonardo Bonucci drove a long diagonal ball which Alex Sandro reached and cushioned back across the box. And Real players celebrated in their home kit down to a rule imposed by governing body UEFA.
When the NBA Finals tip off Thursday in Oakland, the drama will be dead. After 347 days of anticipation, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors meet once again to decide the NBA Championship. "I got a promotion when I got to the 30s". Brown said if Kerr did return, he'd be ready to take the step back. The Warriors added Durant in free agency - Does KD leave Oklahoma City if he beats the Warriors in last year's West Finals? - and won 67 games.
Steph Curry, who also sparked the Dubs in the Game 1 win and was sitting near Durant at the presser, dished out another assist by telling his teammate "Don't get in that trap". "As players we do a pretty good job of being able to tune out noise and distractions and stuff on the fly when we need to be able to do what we do on the floor, but still enjoy the atmosphere of the stage that we're on".
Despite the Golden State Warriors' grabbing a win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night, there are growing rumblings that All-Star guard Klay Thompson could be unhappy with his role on the team.
He will play 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta, who dumped No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Venus Williams of the USA secured her place in the next round this evening with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Belgium's Elise Mertens. It appeared that Nadal was keen to get off Court Philippe Chatrier in order to start celebrating becoming a year older on Saturday, but the legendary Spaniard is keeping it low key in Paris .
The Penguins penalty kill halted 19 of 20 chances in seven games against the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Final, but the unit has struggled mightily against the Predators. The Penguins' center was on crutches and in a walking boot after Game 2, where he blocked a shot and briefly left the game. He's been a big part of this team all year.
They win nearly everything and they are a very strong team at home. In total, 715 runs were scored between 96 overs in what was a day to forget for bowlers from both teams. That Bangladesh qualified for the event ahead of the West Indies, the 2004 victor and current T20 world champion, underlines the team's quality. "We have the advantage of home conditions as well, so it's an exciting team but the Champions Trophy as it is means you've got to win every game and any team is capable of ...