• Asif Ali to return Pakistan following his daughter’s demise
Asif Ali to return Pakistan following his daughter’s demise

Noor Fatima had been receiving cancer treatment in the United States. "But we needed a power-hitter at number 6 or 7 and Asif has done very well for us in this England series so we need him", said Inzamam. The trio were not in the provisional squad but have replaced Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Junaid Khan after a 4-0 one-day series defeat by E...

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  • Niki Lauda Dies: Racing Legend Portrayed In The Film ‘Rush’ Was 70
Niki Lauda Dies: Racing Legend Portrayed In The Film ‘Rush’ Was 70

The then world champion steps from his Ferrari 312-T2 in April, 1976. His recovery from the near-fatal accident, and battle with James Hunt for that year's title, was the subject of the Ron Howard film Rush . But he later returned to racing. It was during this run in 1976 when Lauda survived the horrific crash at the Nurburgring that left ...

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  • Nadal beats Djokovic to win 9th Italian Open; Pliskova takes women's title
Nadal beats Djokovic to win 9th Italian Open; Pliskova takes women's title

With eight-time victor Nadal breezing past Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 to claim the first final spot, Djokovic started strongly, despatching some typically composed shots to wrap up the first set, capping it off with a wonderful drop-shot in the final game following a terrific rally.

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  • Magic Johnson Calls Out Rob Pelinka for Backstabbing on First Take
Magic Johnson Calls Out Rob Pelinka for Backstabbing on First Take

Most notably, he blamed Lakers GM Rob Pelinka for "backstabbing" and spreading rumors about him he claims weren't true. "Magic's not in the office, '" Johnson told ESPN in an interview on " 'First Take " on Monday. He's supposed to run the Laker business. Jeanie [Buss has] gotta stop that. "I respect LeBron for what he just said", Johnson said ...

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  • Sharks' Joe Pavelski, Erik Karlsson leave Game 5 vs. Blues with injuries
Sharks' Joe Pavelski, Erik Karlsson leave Game 5 vs. Blues with injuries

Jaden Schwartz recorded his second hat trick of the playoffs and goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped all 21 shots he faced to earn his first career playoff shutout. The Western Conference Final of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been a war. "We all know how important and how hard that last win is going to be (against San Jose) but it would be a ...

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  • Kylian Mbappe: PSG say France striker will remain at club next season
Kylian Mbappe: PSG say France striker will remain at club next season

Mbappe, 20, stated that he wants greater responsibility and suggested that he could get it at another club away from Paris. L'Equipe published a transcript of his speech online in which Mbappe said: "It's a very important moment for me, I come to a turning point in my career".

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  • Kawhi Leonard goes off in thriller to give Raptors new hope
Kawhi Leonard goes off in thriller to give Raptors new hope

After choking away the series opener because they ran out of steam in the fourth quarter, and then seemingly getting blown out right from the opening tip of Game 2, the Raptors not only needed a win to keep their Finals dreams alive, they desperately needed to find legitimate reasons for confidence against a Milwaukee team that's flat-out looked ...

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  • Anthony Joshua to face Andy Ruiz Jr in United States debut
Anthony Joshua to face Andy Ruiz Jr in United States debut

Ruiz will fight for Joshua's WBA super, WBO, IBF, and IBO world heavyweight titles, as he bids to be crowned Mexico's first world heavyweight champion. A superstar who has routinely sold out stadiums in the United Kingdom - including a British-record of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London for his 11th-round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko in 2017...

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  • Roy ton helps England seal ODI series win over Pakistan
Roy ton helps England seal ODI series win over Pakistan

England lost the wickets of Joe Root , Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali in quick succession, a collapse of 4 for 15, and it fell to Stokes - who had been rather subdued in recent times - to save the day. Earlier, Babar Azam's knock of 115 runs helped Pakistan put 340 runs on the board in the allotted fifty overs. Hasnain and Imad took two wick...

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  • Juventus coach Allegri to leave Serie A champions
Juventus coach Allegri to leave Serie A champions

Allegri won Serie A all five years he was in charge and captured the Coppa Italia title four times, but has not been able to win Champions League . Though Juve have not revealed details about Mr Allegri's possible replacements, some reports suggest Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are some of the names being considered for the top job.

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  • Fortunes flipped for Warriors, Rockets entering Game 6
Fortunes flipped for Warriors, Rockets entering Game 6

DeMarcus did a really good job of just kind of settling everyone back down a little bit and say, 'All right, you'll be fine. We know we're going to have to be near ideal to go down to the Houston without Kevin and win a game. After he was injured, Durant limped off the court and back to the locker room. "Whoever has the ball, no matter if it's ...

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  • Hurricanes injured goalie Petr Mrazek returns to practice | AP sports
Hurricanes injured goalie Petr Mrazek returns to practice | AP sports

While Boston's power play went 2-for-5 and the two powerplay goals tied and won the game early in the third period, the Bruins to a man said they were terrible on the man-advantage and can be much better. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek was back at practice after leaving a playoff game early with a lower body injury. Mrazek made 4...

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  • Michigan Basketball: NBA mock draft, Wolverines edition
Michigan Basketball: NBA mock draft, Wolverines edition

Most teams would also love the chance to nab the former Murray State Racers point guard Ja Morant with the second overall pick in the draft. The Celtics also will be tracking the Grizzlies' pick. Once the lottery has concluded, New Orleans' plans for its first round pick will be easier to determine. Zion Williamson was the last of the four...

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  • Jackson dealt to Blue Jays, on cusp of historic record
Jackson dealt to Blue Jays, on cusp of historic record

Aaron Sanchez will start game three and is 3-3 with a 3.21 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. "His approach right now is outstanding", Montoyo said. It could be rough waters for the White Sox hitters in the first couple of innings, but the Jays are on the cusp of overuse and that could be trouble.

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  • The Basketball World Reacted To The Cavs Hiring John Beilein
The Basketball World Reacted To The Cavs Hiring John Beilein

That would be the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers . The 65-year-old Beilein has been at MI for 12 seasons, guiding the Wolverines to the NCAA Tournament nine times in that span. And there's a precedent to consider. It's clear that Howard will be given an opportunity to be a head coach sooner or later. Both craved new challenges.

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  • Salah, Mane, Aubameyang joint winners of EPL Golden Boot
Salah, Mane, Aubameyang joint winners of EPL Golden Boot

Salah received some criticism for his performances earlier in the season, but when the campaign as a whole is assessed he can certainly be seen to have made a significant contribution for Liverpool. Before the start of the last round of games, Liverpool player Mohammed Salah was the top scorer and the sole contender for the award . The second le...

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  • Chelsea sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid a done deal
Chelsea sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid a done deal

And on Monday, L'Equipe reported Real will officially announce Hazard has joined in a €100m deal after Chelsea's May 29 showdown with Arsenal . 'When I am on the pitch I just try to do the best. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri also dropped a hint in his post-match press conference that Hazard could be off. "I wanted that [to have the si...

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  • We want more and more: Guardiola targets treble after Premier League glory
We want more and more: Guardiola targets treble after Premier League glory

But, thanks to City's come-from-behind win at Brighton, Liverpool's 29-year wait for English football's biggest prize will continue for another year. He said: "This title race between City and Liverpool was awesome for the competition and everyone who loves the game". "It wasn't just the way we won - we had so many clean sheets on the run-in...

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  • BBC Sport pundit gives his prediction for Tottenham v Everton
BBC Sport pundit gives his prediction for Tottenham v Everton

Spurs are all-but guaranteed a top-four finish and they have the small matter of the Champions League final to consider, but Pochettino wants to finish strong against Everton . The winger took a touch and then fired a shot inside the far post to level the game and send the vocal Evertonians in the corner into rapture. We predict Spurs to get th...

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  • Manchester United vs. Cardiff City - Football Match Report
Manchester United vs. Cardiff City - Football Match Report

For me, Greenwood deserves is chance after producing so regularly at every age group he has played in this campaign, alongside Lingard and Chong. But fifth place could be important if the result of the FA Cup final goes Watford's way against Manchester City as that would secure them a group stage spot in the Europa League.

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  • All eyes on Woods even if Koepka the one to beat
All eyes on Woods even if Koepka the one to beat

Tiger's Grand Slam chase will continue next weekend in Famingdale with the 2019 PGA Championship , which begins on Thursday. Woods will have annual Masters chances at Augusta National and two 2021 majors will be on courses where Woos has won majors - St.

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  • White House Welcomes the Boston 'Red Socks'
White House Welcomes the Boston 'Red Socks'

Many fans cringed at the optics and the message, tweeting "shame on you all" and calling out the players who went for not staying back in solidarity with their teammates. "Well the Sox aren't going to make it to the White House so I thought the President could welcome some actual red socks ". The team's third-base coach, Carlos Febles, who is fr...

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  • Djokovic back to best against Thiem to reach Madrid final
Djokovic back to best against Thiem to reach Madrid final

Tsitsipas eliminated Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4 to win his sixth straight match. "Thank you for the support", the Croatian said on Twitter. "He really got into a great groove after that, he had great intensity. The fifth-ranked Austrian is coming off titles in Barcelona and Indian Wells. He was runner-up in Madrid the last two years. The top-seed...

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  • Jimmy Butler offers very honest take on Joel Embiid's health
Jimmy Butler offers very honest take on Joel Embiid's health

It's all about being myself and having fun, he said. "It's a virus and all during pregame film you can hear him sneezing and sneezing and sneezing and you try to ignore it and just coach through it and show the players the pregame tape but I'd be lying if I were to tell you it wasn't completely on my mind as I'm talking to the team showing them t...

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  • Last minute goal costs Ajax Champions League final place
Last minute goal costs Ajax Champions League final place

I heard a room that is normally £100 is now £2700? "I sympathise a lot". Or Kiev? I don't know what the people who decide these things have for breakfast. 'I am so happy, so proud, everyone deserves it - my team-mates, the staff, everyone is wonderful'. "We didn't think it was over", Trippier told reporters".

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  • Warriors’ title defence gets tricky after Durant injury
Warriors’ title defence gets tricky after Durant injury

And, the Rockets are trying to match that pace that KD and the Warriors were playing with through the first five games of the series. "We got to go back home and take care of Game 6". "I have to go back and look at the game". The Warriors said he'll be re-evaluated next week. There was instant speculation from the TNT broadcasting crew that Duran...

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  • Balotelli defends Messi and Ronaldo after UCL exits
Balotelli defends Messi and Ronaldo after UCL exits

For Simon Plumb, it's arguably the greatest game in Champions League history, though others cast their minds as far back as last month and Tottenham's 4-4 away goals defeat of Man City. After they had trudged back to the dressing room, it was apparently all too much for skipper Messi, who broke down in tears, according to the Guardian .

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  • NBA Free Agency Odds: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving May Re-Sign
NBA Free Agency Odds: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving May Re-Sign

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will enter free agency later in July when they opt out of the final-year of their contracts with Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics respectively. Once again, Durant carried the Warriors' scoring load - this time, with a team-high 34 points. Thompson, meanwhile, is widely expected to re-sign with Golden St...

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  • Bucks look for 3-1 series lead at Boston
Bucks look for 3-1 series lead at Boston

You are fresh off an Eastern Conference Finals where Game 7 were 48 minutes away from an NBA championship - a trip to the NBA Finals, rather - and the next season, this man is starting ahead of you. The hot take will probably look even worse once Milwaukee clinches the series, which they will have the ability to do in Game 5 on Friday night. Th...

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  • Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool FC v FC Barcelona
Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool FC v FC Barcelona

They lost the first tie 2-0 before clocking up four goals in the reverse for a 4-2 aggregate win, and then required a superior away goal count to see them through in a 3-3 aggregate draw with Paris Saint-Germain. Turning in Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross in the 54th minute, Wijnaldum put Liverpool two up before rising highest to head in Xherdan...

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  • Let's See What Leicester City Can Do At Manchester City - Jurgen Klopp
Let's See What Leicester City Can Do At Manchester City - Jurgen Klopp

The Reds came through a thrilling clash at St. James' Park to beat Newcastle United 3-2 on Saturday to move back to the top of the Premier League table. Whatever happens next weekend, that record has already been broken, with City and Liverpool having both passed the 90 points mark. "It's the toughest league I've ever played as a manager, for the...

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  • Fallen Man United face huge rebuild after Champions League failure
Fallen Man United face huge rebuild after Champions League failure

Sportsmail revealed that Solskjaer tore into Martial after United's draw with Chelsea nine days ago after the Frenchman barely joined in the pre-match warm-up when he was named as a substitute. "That's the lure of Man United because they know the potential and size of the club, that we will, in the end, get back to the good days". "Nothing ab...

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  • Pep Guardiola calls Premier League his 'toughest' test as Leicester game looms
Pep Guardiola calls Premier League his 'toughest' test as Leicester game looms

But Guardiola says it is Liverpool who have provided the hardest challenge. "It's much better to have a lot of leaders than just one". The weekend began in dramatic fashion when Tottenham Hotspur missed their chance to secure a top-four finish by losing to Bournemouth after having two players sent off.

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  • Egypt's Salah won't play against Barcelona: Liverpool boss Klopp - Talents Abroad
Egypt's Salah won't play against Barcelona: Liverpool boss Klopp - Talents Abroad

Salah is expected to feature against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Liverpool's final Premier League game of the season on Sunday but Klopp said the clash with Barcelona was too soon for the 26-year-old. "Two of the world's best strikers are not available", Klopp said, noting his team likely needed to score at least four goals to advance to the f...

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  • Klopp Liverpool's dramatic win 'a battle of will' in race to title
Klopp Liverpool's dramatic win 'a battle of will' in race to title

Klopp's main concern was the availability of his first choice strike force for the Champions League return with Barcelona , who lead 3-0 from the first leg. "I know that and I appreciate that, I am really pleased with that because I am happy in the city, I am happy here and as I have said before, the staff, everybody is doing a very good job and...

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  • Opponents smell blood against David de Gea, says Chris Sutton
Opponents smell blood against David de Gea, says Chris Sutton

Such is the life of a goalkeeper, even the one who has been Manchester United's indisputable Player of the Year in four of the previous five seasons. With his contract approaching its final 12 months, United have so far refused to meet his wage demands. The point means United's hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League are out of t...

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  • STARTING XI: Our writers pick their Manchester United team to play Huddersfield
STARTING XI: Our writers pick their Manchester United team to play Huddersfield

Whether that's because they're dysfunctional or simply not good enough is certainly up for debate. "But it's been a exhausted team towards the end, I have to say". "They've just switched off simple as that". It is the fourth time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 that United have failed to finish inside the top four and Solskjaer will n...

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  • President Trump to honour Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom
President Trump to honour Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

We've had dinner together. Asked if Woods can match Nicklaus' haul, four-time major victor Rory McIlroy said: "I think so". Trump welcomed Woods' remarks with a tweet. "And meanwhile thinking, 'OK, let's just focus on my game.' But also, I've got to know the scenarios". "I definitely won't be touching a golf club [Monday]".

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  • You'll Remember Me - Valencia Star Wants To Make History At Arsenal's Expense
You'll Remember Me - Valencia Star Wants To Make History At Arsenal's Expense

Valencia will work with its legal team and the appropriate authorities to identify those responsible, who if found to be season-ticket holders will face "corresponding disciplinary action". "We know it's going to be hard (in Valencia ) so of course getting as many goals as we could is better for us", Lacazette, who should have been celebrating a ...

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