by | June 11, 2017 | 11:18

Sampaoli said he didn't want his star playmaker working in an isolated manner, so "we're going to push for the team to play collectively with Messi to get the best out of him". It was a dramatic end to an eventful night for the 20-year-old talent, who missed an open goal in a comical phase of play in the second half. "It's a very important win for us - it wasn't just another game".

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:17

LiAngelo , a three-star recruit, will be a freshman at UCLA this fall. Given that the Lakers have no consensus on their preference yet, daring to go into a three-on-three format to see Jackson's fierce competitiveness head-to-head, for example, would be valuable intel and could affect the Lakers' thinking.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:02

O'Connor also made reference to a almost year-old Yahoo article from Adrian Wojnarowski that said there was a belief throughout the league that James wouldn't remain in Cleveland for the remainder of his career. In the Easter Conference, no team is close to competing with the Cavs. With the Lakers , James would join a core of young players with enormous potential and could also team up with Paul George, who is reportedly leaning toward signing with his hometown team next summer.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:52

The tourists have four more warm-up games before the first Test against the All Blacks on June 24, starting with the Crusaders on Saturday, and Hansen says the Lions have to start putting some results on the board. Conditions in Christchurch made running rugby hard but the Lions' defence was exceptional with Farrell knocking over four penalties and missing by the tiniest of margins with another.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:43

Bangladesh suffered a dispiriting warm-up for their Champions Trophy opener against England as they crashed to a 240-run defeat against India yesterday. "[We are] probably one of the most successful teams in the world if you see in the last two years", he added. Karthik, who got out for a duck in the first warm-up match against New Zealand , made full use of the opportunity in the second game as he tore apart the Bangladeshi attack in his 77-ball knock which was studded with 8 ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:43

She sealed her place in the final with a forehand winner - her 50th winner of the encounter - and minutes later "Happy Birthday" was being sung in French, led by interviewer and former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli. Swiss star Bacsinszky became the third seeded player to fall by Ostapenko's hand after the 20-year-old already eliminated No. 23 Samantha Stosur and No.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:32

India's shock loss to Sri Lanka and South Africa's similarly surprising defeat by Pakistan in their last Champions Trophy outings has thrown open the section and with the weather forecast clear and the surface true, Sunday's clash could be a classic.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:32

But Murray responded by taking the second set easily and stormed through a third-set tie-break before finishing off a tiring Nishikori to seal a fourth successive semifinal appearance in Paris . At 1-1 and deuce in the second set, Murray lost a first serve in controversial circumstances as he was handed a second time violation warning by umpire Carlos Ramos during his ball toss.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:33

There was some doubt as to whether the helmet given to Hamilton on Saturday was the actual race-worn item or a replica. Speaking to reporters after Hamilton's 65th career pole position - equalling Ayrton Senna's total - had put Mercedes at the front of the grid, the four-time champion German was adamant that he can still win the race.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:22

The triple world champion, a five-time victor in Montreal, will start at the front of the grid at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the third year in succession after producing a blistering couple of laps in the Q3 top-10 shootout and edging out title rival Sebastian Vettel by three tenths of a second.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:17

Xavi, Messi and Iniesta were responsible for Barca's most successful period and will be forever etched into the folklore at the club. Messi scored the opening goal as they beat Alaves 3-0 to win the competition for a third successive season.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:17

Two things - the respect we paid Slovakia for their anthem, which we should, the silence from us was great. "It's a different challenge for us". It's human nature that if you get so far, you expect a bit more and want a bit more. "We really should have beaten Serbia at home as we did enough to win but they equalised straight after we'd hit the post", he said. "It's an important stage of the group and a big game for us, we're not going to shy away from that", Allen said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:14

He gave up a leadoff double to Odubel Herrera, who went to third on a groundout. "I saw the ball". "I just feel happy". His 13 home runs allowed this season are eighth most in the National League. In 32 innings at Triple A, he walked just two. A sacrifice by Stephen Piscotty scored Carpenter, and Jed Gyorko's single drove in Fowler. "It's just getting ahead of guys, using my fastball, and just being the pitcher I know I am".

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:13

Mahmudullah hit a 107-ball undefeated 102, with eight fours and two sixes. Chasing 266, Bangladesh had got off to an terrible start as New Zealand pacer Tim Southee reduced the Asian side to 12-3 before Adam Milne took the wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim (14 off 34 balls).

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:15

The comeback Cavaliers are at it again . The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of the Finals on Friday night to avoid elimination. "Not going to overreact to one". "They did a good job of attacking early and it opened up their three-point game", Kevin Durant said. James finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists .

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:02

He's averaging more boards than Hakeem Olajuwon did in 1994 when he won Finals MVP and more than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did in 1985 when he won the award. The Warriors recovered it, Curry hit two free throws, and the game was over. "We've grown and matured just mentally of how to just pace yourself through and take every day as a new experience and something that you can kind of take control of".

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:57

What began as a two-month slog to the Cup is now a three-game dash, one that appears to be a coin flip. Now Rinne goes into the biggest game of his career Sunday night needing yet another home victory to force both the defending champs and the Stanley Cup Final to a deciding seventh game back in Pittsburgh.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:55

The comeback Cavaliers are at it again. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland . James finished with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to move past Magic Johnson , while Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 40 points. "I love the vibe we had in the locker room after the game, understanding what we need to do to play better, to play ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:38

The five-time champion at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve completed the 4.361 kilometer (2.71 mile) lap in 1 minute, 13.809 seconds. "I was so happy with the laps". "God bless you all", he added. It was here 10 years ago where Hamilton secured his first grand prix victory and he will now be odds-on to record his sixth victory in Montreal after his blistering lap.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:38

I don't know what he was trying to do with my ankle". "We came here with the mission to win the game and we didn't have the start or the game we wanted". The live bands in the lower Broadway bars have had to work their sets around game action, and Predators' goals have been met with enormous cheers roaring through the city's main commercial thoroughfare from fans watching on big screens.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:34

Ultimately, however, James chose to return to "The Land", and it's safe to say the move worked out. This video is of LeBron James getting a full head of steam and throwing down a dunk in Game 3 of the NBA Finals . James has addressed the letter in the past when he said he "met with Dan, face-to-face, man-to-man" and added that "we've talked it out". "So what I was told to me last night is LeBron was willing to go back to Cleveland , but he wanted the Cavaliers' ownership to buy ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:28

On the other side, the Dodgers are 5-0 in Wood's last five starts, are 4-0 in his last four home starts, and are 15-7 in their last 22 games overall. Cody Bellinger homered and Chase Utley went 3-for-4 for Los Angeles. Buchanan made a wild throw to first on the play, allowing Logan Forsythe to score for a 4-1 advantage in the third. Wood was placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 29 - retroactive to May 27 - with inflammation in his left SC joint and has been one of the most ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:12

As for the athlete himself, he said he always gives his best, but there's no real motivation for him to try and break his own records. Van Niekerk and Simbine arrived in Kingston on Monday after competing in the Boston Boost Games in the U.S.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:11

Irish War Cry is the early 7-2 favorite for the final leg of the Triple Crown series. Tapwrit , ridden by Jose Ortiz , on Saturday won the Belmont Stakes , the third contest in horse racing's Triple Crown . "We were hoping he had enough when it came crunch time. It looked like Irish War Cry still had a little something left, but in the last sixteenth, he dug down deep".

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:08

That's the inferno the Nashville Predators find themselves perilously perched above after Pekka Rinne's meltdown in Game 5. It was a unsafe play from a player who should probably know better based on his own concussion history, however, it illustrated the kind of attitude Crosby had brought to what was a pivotal Game 5.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:05

Near the end of the first period, the Penguins were leading 2-0 when Crosby and Subban mixed it up along the boards. The Penguins are a win away from their second straight Stanley Cup and fifth overall. Justin Schultz beat Rinne just 91 seconds in , Bryan Rust and Evgeni Malkin followed before the first period horn sounded, continuing Rinne's baffling inability to play effectively in Pittsburgh during the series.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:01

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored early, often and seemingly at will Thursday night in a 6-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena. Sidney Crosby can do whatever he wants: The Penguins star center had one of his best playoff performances with three assists and a will to win that set the tone for the Penguins in a three-goal first period.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:55

The rivals were locked at 1-1 after the opening two races, as the Kiwis opened their account with a 47-second win in light conditions, but Team Sweden rallying in the second outing, controlling throughout for a 15-second margin to even the scoreline.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:53

The Cavs will have to win that game to keep the series alive. That's a great line and Green had reasons to be testy with Clevelanders. And after Friday night's loss to the Cavaliers in Game 4, Green returned the favor. "The table informed us that it was his second technical foul", Callahan told the NBA's pool reporter after the game. "Listen, at the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to play another game, and we did that".

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:43

The win leaves Strachan's side four points off second place with four games remaining. England remains top of the table with 14 points, but Slovakia won 2-1 in Lithuania to close within two points while Slovenia is just one point further back after a 2-0 win over Malta.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:40

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Darren McCaughan pitched seven scoreless innings and Luke Rasmussen went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Long Beach State beat Cal State Fullerton in Game 1 of the Long Beach super regional. Conversely, even though the bus ride home wasn't a celebratory one, the Wildcats can take some encouragement away from they way they went toe-to-toe with the Aggies in a rowdy road environment.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:37

Thiem has put in some scintillating displays at Roland Garros this year and, like Nadalm has yet to drop a set at the tournament. On a sunny Court Philippe Chatrier, she lobbed Garcia from the back of the court to give herself two match points.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:25

The mishap occurred during the days third and final match with Artemis barely ahead of the charging Kiwis by four metres as the teams closed in on the weather mark. "It didn't go all our way in that race either, we had our own battles, but really happy to take it through to the next round", he said. Although Barker, who was skipper of the losing New Zealand America's Cup crew in San Francisco in 2013, tried everything he could to catch Sweden , he was unable to close the gap in time and ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:24

In reply, Sri Lanka were all out for 203 runs with still 8.3 overs remaining. Sri Lankan openers got off to a flier but the batting collapse ensured South Africa beat them by 96 runs . Du Plessis went after the bowlers, scoring his 75 from 70 balls and allowing Amla to calmly reach his 25th ODI century, tied for fifth best all-time.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:22

Wozniacki was magnanimous in defeat after her wait for an elusive first major title continued, losing a match which finished nearly six hours after they first stepped onto the court following two delays due to the weather. "It was really hard because we had all the seasons rolled into one today". Mladenovic had beaten defending champion Garbine Muguruza in the previous round, but there was to be no repeat as Bacsinszky made the most of the conditions.