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Author: 0 South Africa wins toss, opts to field in 1st ODI

England's captain Eoin Morgan , who habitually struggles against fast short-pitched bowling, benefitted most from Morkel's absence to strike his fifth ODI century. Alex Hales made 61 and Joe Root (37) looked good until he top-edged a bouncer from seamer Andile Phehlukwayo (2-59). Phehlukwayo then undid Root with a bounce that he tamely mishooked to Hashim Amla .

Author: 0 Police arrest fifth suspect in deadly Manchester Arena attack

Many at the concert were young girls and teens enthralled by Grande's pop power. The Home Secretary said 984 military personnel were being deployed around the country. Neighbors recalled him as a tall, thin young man who often wore traditional Islamic dress and did not talk much. Greater Manchester Police said they were now confident they knew the identity of all the people who lost their lives and had made contact with all the families.

Sports Often criticized, the Europa League matters once more
Author: 0 Often criticized, the Europa League matters once more

Veteran striker Wayne Rooney , benched just before stoppage time, lifted the trophy as the team captain in what was probably his last appearance for Manchester United . "It means everything. It means the third trophy, it means going back to the Champions League , it means winning a European trophy, it means playing European Super League in Macedonia next August".

Author: 0 'I almost destroyed wrist at French Open,' says Nadal

There will be no gentle start for the favourites at the French Open starting this weekend, with nine-time victor Rafa Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic on a semi-final collision course. Of the four Grand Slam tournaments, this open is the second of the quartet. "Last year, I just played and there was pressure", Kerber said, "but this year is more like, 'OK, the expectations are bigger'".

Sports Long game forces Big Ten to reset tournament schedule again
Author: 0 Long game forces Big Ten to reset tournament schedule again

The two combined for 17 runs on 27 hits throughout the game. The Hawkeyes got on the board in the bottom of the third inning. The game time is still to be determined. "He's been my best friend for the last three years, and we've been roommates for two of the three years", Hoeg said of Cropley. Sophomore John Murphy tossed three innings of scoreless relief to earn his first career victory at Maryland.

Sports Herrera would welcome 'phenomenon' Griezmann at Manchester United
Author: 0 Herrera would welcome 'phenomenon' Griezmann at Manchester United

He told Atletico's website: "It has been a great year and I hope I can get better and win trophies with this team". I've come to a point where I play really well and score goals, but it's not enough. However, the 24-year-old had an excellent season with the Clarets and would be an upgrade on Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and arguably Marcos Rojo, depending on his ability to maintain the good form he showed this year.

Sports Manchester United lift Europa League title
Author: 0 Manchester United lift Europa League title

Ferguson said on Thursday that he was proud of United's performance after they beat Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 in Stockholm to win the Europa League trophy for the first time and qualify for next season's elite Champions League club competition.

Author: 0 James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

James , who entered Game Five of the Eastern Conference final against the host Boston Celtics on Thursday needed 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points). But there's no question James is a more well-rounded player than Jordan. James will lead his Cavalier team against the Golden State Warriors for the third year in a row, in attempt to repeat a championship win after the team's iconic 3-1 comeback in last year's Finals.

Author: 0 James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

Lue also believes Sunday's game was a blip. NOTES: Cavs F LeBron James won the J. Walter Kennedy citizenship award, given by the writers who cover pro basketball to a player, coach or athletic trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community.

Author: 0 Players Championship: Kim Si-woo wins Players Championship at age of 21

Finishing second rarely sits well with Ian Poulter but on Sunday the Englishman was in good spirits after his joint runner-up performance at The Players Championship . He is the second South Korean to win the Players after K.J. Choi in 2011. "The difference between my first victory and this one is that I am now confident I can win a major", he said.

Sports McGirt and Hughes lead Players Championship as Garcia aces 17th
Author: 0 McGirt and Hughes lead Players Championship as Garcia aces 17th

Germany's Bernhard Langer , at 59 the oldest player in the field, heads a large group at 71 that also includes world No. 1 Dustin Johnson . Scott followed by spinning a shot off the bank and into the water for a double bogey, and he compounded that with another double bogey on 18.

Sports Red Sox win 4th straight, 6-2 over Rangers
Author: 0 Red Sox win 4th straight, 6-2 over Rangers

He gave up an RBI single to Josh Phegley in the second inning and a two-run home run to Chad Pinder in the fourth, but settled in to toss up goose eggs over his final four innings of work. Pomeranz is 0-2 with a 5.74 ERA in eight career games (two starts) against Texas. Over this four-game winning streak, the offense has scored 38 runs on 49 hits.

Author: 0 FA Cup: Chelsea players wary of 'fantastic' Arsenal in final

Chelsea are a well oiled machine who will be determined to complete a domestic double. Arsenal is just looking for some redemption. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: "To win the title this season becomes great". The absence of suspended central defender Laurent Koscielny is a huge blow. Shkodran Mustafi is in a race against time to prove his fitness. "In light of these tragic events we feel it is inappropriate to go ahead with the victory parade in London on Sunday".

Sports FA asks bookmakers for information after Terry substitution
Author: 0 FA asks bookmakers for information after Terry substitution

The Blues captain was replaced by Gary Cahill midway through the first half in Sunday's game against Sunderland , coming off symbolically in the same minute as his shirt number. However the debate around Terry's substitution looks likely to continue for some time yet, with the Football Association having written to bookmakers as they investigate whether the exit amounts to spot-fixing.

Sports Man United Dedicate Europa League Trophy To Manchester Terror Victims
Author: 0 Man United Dedicate Europa League Trophy To Manchester Terror Victims

And the club's manager Jose Mourinho said his side would give up their trophy if it would bring back the 22 victims of Monday's terror attack in Manchester. This resulted in an unbeaten 2-0 win over Manu, As well as the fifth team in history, three European champions (UEFA Europa League , Champions League and Club World Cup) have the distinction of being the champions of all major tournaments.

Sports Cavaliers destroy Celtics to set up NBA Finals rematch with Warriors
Author: 0 Cavaliers destroy Celtics to set up NBA Finals rematch with Warriors

The Cavs lead the Celtics 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals entering Thursday's Game 5. Golden State led the league with 67 wins this season and is a staggering 27-1 in its last 28 games - including a ideal 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time a team has gone this deep into an National Basketball Association postseason without losing.

Author: 0 Cavs beat Celtics to earn NBA Finals rematch with Warriors

James proved during the Finals last season that when he is on the court, there is very little that is not possible. It will mark the seventh straight trip to the Finals for James. Avery Bradley was the only player to score more than 11 points, putting up 23 on 10-for-20 shooting. "I want to win a championship, and being so close to getting to the Finals, that makes you want it that much more".

Sports Sevilla agrees to let Sampaoli go coach Argentina
Author: 0 Sevilla agrees to let Sampaoli go coach Argentina

Sevilla have reached a preliminary agreement with the Argentina Football Association (AFA) to release Jorge Sampaoli from his contract, the Spanish club announced on Friday. Argentina have been without a coach since Edgardo Bauza was dismissed in April. The AFA recently named a squad of players competing overseas for next month's worldwide friendlies but are keen to tie Sampaoli as soon as possible.

Author: 0 Djokovic hoping Agassi can inspire him back to No. 1

She'll also be the youngest player in the French Open since Alize Cornet in 2005. "He always is and he always was on clay, especially in Roland Garros". While I wouldn't be surprised for Wawrinka to flick the switch again, I'm not prepared to back him at 14s, especially with what looks a tricky path through the draw ahead of him.

Author: 0 Conte hoping to build Chelsea legacy

They finished outside of the top four, missing out on the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. LONDON (AP) - For Chelsea , it's a chance for a double. While the Frenchman continues to be targeted by the vociferous " Wenger Out" brigade, Arsenal's recent form means they approach the game with something of a spring in their step.

Author: 0 Ricciardo improves his pace in second Monaco practice session

Hamilton was fastest in the opening session here at the principality earlier on Thursday, but the triple world champion was an alarming one second adrift of Vettel's best effort at the conclusion of the day's second running. "That's why both of us were struggling", Bottas said. "I'm not sure why the tyres weren't working, but the difference between the two sessions was night and day, black and white".

Author: 0 Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

Providing she is fit to play , she will face Julia Boserup of the United States in the first round. Defending women's champion Garbine Muguruza opens up against 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone . I started to feel a bit sick, ' he said. Physically he is not in the right place. A lot will be expected of him. The world number one defeated the Russian at the US Open in 2014, winning 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2, before triumphing again in Beijing past year, running out a comfortable 6-2 6-1 victor.

Sports Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115
Author: 0 Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

The Warriors feature the No. 1 defensive rating in the postseason, per NBA.com , and set the tone by holding the Spurs to just 19 points in the first quarter. Stephen Curry produced a game-high 36 points on 14-of-24 shooting. "I think the whole trip is incredible and it's been incredible". Even following the Warriors' blowout win in Game 4, one thing became readily apparent.

Sports Manchester City sign off with romp past pitiful Watford
Author: 0 Manchester City sign off with romp past pitiful Watford

The Argentina striker has endured one of his most hard seasons at City - he was even dropped at times with Guardiola wanting more from him - but he finished it with 33 goals in all competitions. A bird landed on the pitch to stop the match between Watford vs Man City and Watford's M'Baye Niang was tasked with taking it off the pitch. City were set to finish the season two points clear of Liverpool in fourth, who were leading relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 after the hour-mark at ...