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Author: 0 Cricket's ICC Champions Trophy marked by Google's latest Doodle

As a host nation, England will be looking to win the tournament for the first time this year. Bangladesh are confident of beating England in the opening Champions Trophy fixture tomorrow - despite losing to India in their final warm-up game.

Author: 0 It is Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko in French Open Women's final

Besides bidding for a spot in the final, second-seeded Pliskova knows she will replace Angelique Kerber as the world No. 1 by downing third-seeded Halep, the in-form women's player on clay. Ostapenko crunched 50 winners to Bacsinszky's 22 but her raw attacking instinct also brought 45 unforced errors to the Swiss counter-puncher's 19.

Author: 0 Djokovic drops 1st 2 sets against Thiem in Paris

Fourth round: No. 1 Andy Murray beat Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 Stan Wawrinka beat No. 15 Gael Monfils 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-2; No. 7 Marin Cilic beat Kevin Anderson 6-3, 3-0, retired (left hamstring); No. The third-seeded Swiss player fell and rolled into the net as he set up match point but he dusted himself down to win the match with an ace. We'll see.

Author: 0 Black Caps lay out simple plan to defeat Bangladesh

Both New Zealand and Bangladesh have one point after two games, one point behind Australia . Black Caps captain Kane Williamson said it was a "very dry" pitch. Williamson, who made 100 and 87 against England and Australia respectively, needlessly ran himself out when he set off for a non-existent single after Taylor turned Shakib behind square to Mosaddek.

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko Powers Into Final, To Meet Simona Halep

So it's great to celebrate my birthday this way". We made money backing Ostapenko during the semifinals, but this is a match that favors Halep quite clearly. The 6-foot-1 right-hander - whose twin sister Krystyna is a left-handed pro - struggles with her movement on the dirt and prefers to play quicker points.

Author: 0 Sidney Crosby Punches PK Subban's Head Into Ice

They don't come along very often, these generational talents. "I don't know that I've been around an athlete, not just a hockey player but an athlete, that is as driven as Sid is". They've been jousting for a long time. Bryan Rust scored to make it 4-0 and then Phil Kessel scored a little bit later. Probably too much. But late in the first period of Game 5, Crosby and Subban found themselves together behind the Pittsburgh net.

Sports '16 champ Djokovic in 'whole new situation' after Paris loss
Author: 0 '16 champ Djokovic in 'whole new situation' after Paris loss

Dominic Thiem achieved a first career win against Novak Djokovic to reach the French Open semis. Svitolina won the first set 6-3 and raced into a 5-1 lead in the second before Halep bounced back and took the second 7-6 (6). Having parted company with his coaching team last month, Djokovic was advised by Andre Agassi at the French Open. The last French player in the tournament, 28th-seeded Caroline Garcia, is facing No.

Sports AB definitely due against India, says Miller
Author: 0 AB definitely due against India, says Miller

Had it not been for a fighting knock from David Miller (75 not out), South Africa would have even struggled to get close to 200-run mark. Despite losing two wickets in quick succession, Babar Azam (31 not out) and Shoaib Malik (16 not out) steered Pakistan to 119 for three off 27, when the heavens opened.

Sports Salmond defeated on night of disaster for SNP
Author: 0 Salmond defeated on night of disaster for SNP

The Tory, who is also a football referee, won 22,637 votes, easily beating Mr Robertson who polled 18,478. In Scotland , the nationalists remain the largest party, but they could not replicate their 2015 landslide when they secured 56 of 59 seats.

Sports Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic
Author: 0 Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

The Serb also confirmed that coach Andre Agassi had, as planned, already left Paris . Nadal is in a record-equalling 11th quarter-final at Roland Garros and 31st at all the majors. There were a few concerns", Mladenovic said, before joking: "I made about 35 double-faults today, but everything's [okay]!" Nishikori knocked Murray out of the US Open in a five-set quarter-final past year but insisted he couldn't remember it.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger must deliver the Premier League title - Thierry Henry

Wenger, however, will remain in charge after signing a two-year extension at the Emirates Stadium, and will face enormous pressure to boost the squad and improve on a dismal campaign. "It would be so sad". However, members of the "Wenger out" group remain committed to making life hard for the 67-year-old next season despite a morale-boosting FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at the weekend.

Author: 0 Google marks ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle

Match 1- ICC Champions Trophy 2017: South Africa and the host England are didn't play the ICC Champions Trophy warm-up matches. "We'll try to live up to those expectations", he added. "But we have to start well". "But we know we are also a better side". With the likes of Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes in their ranks, England will have a slight edge over the other teams, at least on paper.

Author: 0 Ton-up Shikhar Dhawan takes India to 321/6 against Sri Lanka

But Sri Lanka once again responded, with Mathews and Perera keeping up the run-a-ball pace, until the latter had to retire hurt with a hamstring injury on 47. In the next five overs, India scored 31 runs. After Gunathilaka's dismissal, Mendis and Kusal Perera added 26 runs between them off 29 balls. Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara has officially hosed down any suggestion he would come out of global retirement to aid his country's Champions Trophy campaign.

Author: 0 England's Woakes injured out of rest of Champions Trophy

Maxwell took four catches against New Zealand , but did not get to bat, before the match was washed out. That is more than can be said for two of his team-mates, Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood, who instead had to travel west by bus - because their cars were parked in a police exclusion zone set up near their hotel.

Sports India Have Edge over Others in Champions Trophy 2017
Author: 0 India Have Edge over Others in Champions Trophy 2017

Sabbir has gotten the nod more often than not, and while the right-hander has flattered to deceive at times , it looks like the more aggressive batsman is set to get the nod to play this Champions Trophy Match 1 against England . "It's going to be a very good game". But Mortaza said Bangladesh had it in them to spring a surprise. "But we have to start well". Joe Root, Jason Roy, obviously captain Eoin Morgan is in good form, Ben Stokes , Jos Buttler.

Sports Halep advances to French Open quarterfinals
Author: 0 Halep advances to French Open quarterfinals

Croatian Cilic made 32 unforced errors, nearly double his Swiss opponent's total, in tumbling rather tamely out of the tournament in only one hour and 40 minutes. Seven-time major champion Venus Williams is bidding for a quarterfinal spot against No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky. This was his third Grand Slam tournament.

Sports Cubs' Addison Russell calls wife abuse allegation 'false'
Author: 0 Cubs' Addison Russell calls wife abuse allegation 'false'

While Russell has not addressed the accusations against him, Norris did, declaring, "The comments made by my ex-fiancee could not be further from the truth". "That's why we're taking it very seriously". The manager had also sensed something was weighing on him. Maddon thought, at first, it was physical. "I felt sad, man", Russell said, according to ESPN .

Author: 0 Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

Nashville captured Games 3 and 4 in front of a raucous home crowd and did so, in part, by continuing to stifle the two-headed offensive monster that lines up behind Sidney Crosby . Malkin's 10th goal of the playoffs came with the teams skating 4-on-4. Now they're two victories away from a title few saw coming. "It was just one of those games where they were going and we were trying to find it and didn't really get it going at any point", Rinne said.

Sports Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee done with mascot duty
Author: 0 Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee done with mascot duty

The ball fell to the ground and the play originally was ruled an out because of interference. Thanks to Chase Anderson , Milwaukee made out fine. Was I ever tempted to respond in kind? Mr Met , one of America's most popular mascots , was caught gesturing at a fan in a clip that was later shared on social media following the team's loss to the Milwaukee Brewers .

Author: 0 Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

The Predators are 9-1 at home in the playoffs, a place they will need to be a haven once again if they want to extend their improbable Cup run back to Pittsburgh . "I've said it a few times, usually desperation wins the day". "He was doing some sort of UFC move on my foot", Crosby said. For his part, the 23-year-old Murray admitted he wouldn't spill the beans even if he was in on the secret, telling the team's website Wednesday that "Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you".

Sports Going to the dance: Ostapenko vs. Halep in French Open final
Author: 0 Going to the dance: Ostapenko vs. Halep in French Open final

Jelena Ostapenko became the first unseeded women's finalist at the French Open in more than 30 years by defeating Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday. 26-seeded Daria Kasatkina, 21st-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro, No. "He actually called my mum", she said. These names don't roll off the tongue and I've had some double-faults in the voice booth in the past fortnight putting together French Open stories for ABC TV News.

Author: 0 Griezmann vows to stay with Atletico

In January 2016, Atleti were fined and banned from registering players for two consecutive transfer windows after being found guilty of breaching Federation Internationale de Football Association rules relating to the signing of minors. Atletico immediately described the CAS ruling as unfair and said it would cause "irreparable damage" to the club. Griezmann, of Atletico Madrid , has a buy-out clause of £86 million ($111 million) that Manchester United was expected to activate this summer.

Sports Giants get 4 in 10th for wild win over Brewers
Author: 0 Giants get 4 in 10th for wild win over Brewers

But after staring a nightmare scenario dead in the face in the bottom half of the ninth, the Giants can think about the standings tomorrow, and think about a series-splitting victory on their four and a half hour flight home. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy gave C Buster Posey the day off and RF Hunter Pence wasn't in the starting lineup before being utilized as a pinch hitter.