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IndyCar race at Texas red-flagged after big crash

Max Chilton then slammed into Dixon's out-of-control auto, and Conor Daly spun out as well. But it was the incident involving Kanaan which was the biggest talking point. Attempts at three-wide running didn't work; Mikhail Aleshin was on the high side when James Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan collided and Josef Newgarden's attempt at running the highest line later in the race also ended in the wall.

Hansen ramps up Lions pressure

Ken Owens was the stand-out hooker in the six nations and will want to show his best after a less than stellar performance as the Lions captain against the Blues. However, he noted it was an ideal response to what he says has been unseemly criticism of his team, something that was testing the patience of players and management.

AU chairman calls for 'dialogue' in Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia has closed its land border crossings to Qatar, which imports almost all of its food. The Turkish parliament has passed new legislation ratified by Erdoğan allowing the country to send military assistance to Qatar. Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain unleashed a raft of punitive measure against Qatar, severing diplomatic ties and accusing it of supporting terrorism in the region.

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata AGREES to Man Utd move

On Thursday afternoon, every single outlet in England jumped on quotes from the player's agent, who spoke to FootMercato in France . "You always want to play for Spain", he said. "We have not received any offers from France ". Despite seeing his opportunities limited at the Bernabéu, Morata has an extremely good strike rate this season having scored 15 times in just 26 La Liga matches.

Four-Star Defensive End Commits To 2018 Class

Hardy is rated as the sixth-best recruit from New Jersey and, at No. 160, is the eighth of Penn State's 13 verbal commits to be ranked among the top 350 players in the class. He's an ESPN 300 prospect and is also ranked by Rivals as the nation's No. 154 overall prospect. For Penn State fans, his commitment came as a nice changeup from the news earlier in the week when five-star QB Justin Fields reopened his recruitment .

Victory or bust as thrilling Champions Trophy climax looms

Preview: Virat Kohli says India will thrive under pressure in their make or break Champions Trophy clash with South Africa on Sunday. Shikhar Dhawan made 78 off 83 balls with 12 fours and a six while captain Virat Kohli remained not out on 76, made from 101 balls with seven fours and a six.

Nadal shrugs off 'perfect 10' as history beckons

Winners are normally given a small trophy to keep. PARIS (AP) - According to his longtime coach, Rafael Nadal did not play very well in his French Open semifinal. Hopefully it gives me a good base to go into the grass-court season. Nadal's historic victory simply adds to his record on the clay court in Paris .

Wawrinka backhand can withstand Nadal, says Wilander

It has been a breeze for Rafa Nadal so far at this year's French Open - but a storm is brewing. He also did it without dropping a set and conceding only 35 games in seven matches. Both players delivered their finest tennis in front of an enthralled crowd at Philippe Chatrier court. They let out a burst of claps and roars in the second set on one particularly exquisite display: Wawrinka smacked a cross-court backhand to a corner, and Nadal sprinted to his left to get to the ball, wide of ...

Nadal too strong for Thiem, to meet Wawrinka in Sunday's final

Securing a 10th title in Paris - La Decima - further entrenches Nadal's place as the greatest clay-courter in history. Victory would bring Nadal his 15th Grand Slam title, moving him above Pete Sampras into second on the all-time list, behind Roger Federer on 18.

Murray happy to win ugly against Nishikori

I think he's been struggling a little bit since the beginning of the year, but he's in the semi-final. "I think if someone is intentionally slowing a match down they should be punished for that, but it's a rule that is going to be challenging regardless of whether there is a clock on the court or not", added Murray.

India overwhelm S Africa to enter Champions Trophy semis

Hashim Amla departed after a cameo innings. South Africa were 94 for one after 20 overs and De Kock reached a tidy half century off 68 balls before he was deceived by spinner Ravindra Jadeja and bowled for 53. "When you see one spinner bowl well, the other spinner also bowls well", he said. Dhawan is now batting along with Virat Kohli. India captain Virat Kohli: "The pressure was built by the bowlers and that I think resulted in those breakthroughs we got in the field.

Crosby dominant in Penguins' Game 5 win over Predators

Scroll down for highlights from Game 5 of the Predators vs. Penguins Stanley Cup Final. Justin Schultz and Bryan Rust scored their first goals of the series. Pekka Rinne got pulled after giving up three goals on nine shots with Juuse Saros faring no better in yielding three on 15 shots. Phil Kessel , who had gone six games without scoring, had a goal and two assists.

'Chor, chor': Vijay Mallya booed at Oval

Undeterred by the chants of " chor, chor ", Mallya along with the lady directly headed towards the entry gate of the stadium. The 61-year-old chief of the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Britain since last year and is facing extradition proceedings in United Kingdom courts, walked speedily past Indian fans outside the stadium.

No panic for Qld after opening Origin loss

Named after the legendary former Maroons team man-ager and awarded to players who have represented Queensland 20 or more times, the list of recipients reads like a who's who of the sport. "I'll be disappointed if we got carried away with one game". And in the halves, Queensland debutant Anthony Milford was muzzled, his night ending in misery in the 53rd minute when he departed with a head knock.

Wawrinka, Nadal reach final

Yet third seed Wawrinka is not the sort to throw in the towel, as he showed in his epic five-set semi-final win over world number one Andy Murray . In three weeks I won Geneva and made final of a Grand Slam, so that's big for me. Conditions have been relatively good for Nadal's game also, relatively warm temperatures allowing his ferocious topspin groundstrokes to bounce high & rip through the court.

French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal sets up final against Stan Wawrinka

After putting on a serving clinic in his quarter-final trouncing of Kei Nishikori, things couldn't have been more different for Murray as he landed just 58% of his first serves on his way to being broken a staggering nine times. "To play Rafa on clay, in (the) French Open , in a final is probably the biggest challenge you can have in tennis ". "He's the best player ever on clay".

Nebraska's Keyshawn Johnson Jr. cited for suspicion of marijuana possession

Nebraska freshman WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. was cited for marijuana possession. Reports say that police records showed the 18-year-old was found with 4.5 grams of marijuana inside of a dorm room. The Cornhuskers' receiving corps should be looking pretty good for 2017, as Johnson will join 3-star recruit Jaevon McQuitty in the same recruiting class.

India, South Africa face off in knockout challenge

Kedar Jadhav, 7. Hardik Pandya, 8. For India , The form of Sharma and Dhawan has been explosive during the opening two matches . A target of 248 did not seem an imposing one for the fearsome South Africa batting line-up. In a do-or-die battle in Birmingham on Sunday, the victor of the match will proceed to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy . For India to do the same, Jadeja will need to fire alongside Ashwin after looking off-colour against Sri Lanka .

ICC Champions Trophy: India bowl out South Africa for paltry 191

Pakistan and Sri Lanka head into their concluding ICC Champions Trophy group match knowing the victor will advance to the semi-finals. However, the two Asian giants get their campaign back on track as they both registered magnificent wins over India and South Africa in their next league matches.

Monaco's Bakayoko set for £35m move to Chelsea

Bakayoko has proven this season that he has the ability to do it against the very best in the world and he's ready for a move to a bigger club than Monaco . It remains to be seen what will happen with midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic, both of whom have admirers from home and overseas. The Serbian global and the former Arsenal captain are not short of options as they are attracting interest from England and overseas.

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka, French Open final

Rafael Nadal insists winning a record 10th French Open title on Sunday, and his 15th career Grand Slam crown, will not be his greatest achievement. I do not want him to play his game, which means I need to make sure I don't let him be in that position where he can hit hard. But also this season already he's playing so well, so I will have to play my best tennis .

NBC Sports Presents Game 5 of 2017 STANLEY CUP Final Tonight

The home team has won each of the first five games of the Final for just the 12th time since the National Hockey League went to a best-of-seven series in the final round in 1939, and for the first time since 2011. Crosby hurled a water bottle onto the ice during a sequence that eventually led to the Penguins' fifth goal. It was Malkin's 10th goal of the playoffs and his postseason-leading 27th point.

Manchester United to Pay £64m for Alvaro Morata

The Spaniard has seemingly agreed on terms with the Premier League club, while the two clubs themselves have nearly agreed upon a €73 million deal for the Spanish global. The striker was, in fact, Real Madrid's second-highest scorer for the season despite playing very few minutes. He also had 4 assists to add to that tally.

Football Fans React After £79million Star Agrees to Join Manchester United

United scored just 54 goals in 38 games in the Premier League last season, and while it didn't hurt them in the Europa League, they'll need real quality in that department to launch a serious title bid and to compete in the Champions League .

Derek Carr could be first $25 million a year QB

In terms of a timeline for the extension, Carr has been adamant about getting a deal done before training camp to avoid distractions in advance of the 2017 season. 1 paid quarterback in the league right now at $24.9 million while Saints' Quarterback Drew Brees is underneath him with $24.2 million. Soon, the Oakland Raiders signal caller may have a record contract to back that up.

Country star Luke Bryan to open NHL's Game 6 broadcast

No one is more aware than the captain, Sidney Crosby, although he would rather have a beer with P.K. Subban than admit that publicly. It wasn't a good time to be a Predators fan during Game 5 as the team got ran off the ice to the tune of a 6-0 blowout.

Harry Kane describes his feelings after first match as England captain

Victory would have revitalised his country's chances of reaching Russian Federation next summer. Kane's late response was cruel for Scotland , whose supporters had been vociferously celebrating a thrilling turnaround, meaning they remain in fourth place on eight points with four matches still to play.

Rally in Atlanta against Islamic law meets counterprotests

In more than two doze. Its highly effective grassroots campaign has resulted in more than 13 states introducing bills to ban Shariah law even though there would be clear constitutional constraints to somehow making religious law supersede USA law.

Artemis skipper falls overboard in Cup challenger finals

Outteridge was plucked out of the water by a chase boat and was OK. "It was going to be a really close top mark apart from that, and we felt we'd done a really good job getting back into the race". Holders Oracle Team USA await the winners of the challenger final in the America's Cup. “We had our heads down making sure we were getting everything out of our boat we could to make sure we got past and then realised they had slowed down, and didnt really realise why until we sailed past them ...

Predators counting on Rinne to deliver in Nashville, force Game 7

I think there's a certain level of appreciation. "Respectfully, sir, it seems I have struck a nerve", Kingerski wrote Thursday in an open letter to Henry. "We've been through a lot since the coaching change and we were struggling a year ago to get in the playoffs", said winger Patric Hornvqist. Go to a college game between top-tier programs, in some rink that is much the same now as it was in 1978, and you'll hear warring student sections cajoling their respective partisans to get involved ...

Kyrie Irving says Draymond Green's comments fueled the Cavaliers in Game 4

The NBA is reviewing an incident from Friday's Game 4 in which Pachulia appeared to have punched Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert in the groin. "I was hoping they would get exhausted, but they didn't seem to get exhausted tonight", said Golden State coach Steve Kerr. "We have to be physical at the point of attack".

Nadal's no good with numbers? He seeks No. 10 at French Open

But, from a seemingly fruitless position, he then engineered one of the sport's most remarkable seasons. It's true 10 is a lovely number, but actually my favorite is nine. Very hard to say. "He is a very good counter-attacker", Toni Nadal said. But.it's the final. The pressure is on both players. Wawrinka has only beaten Nadal once on clay in 6 meetings.

India opt to field, Ashwin replaces Umesh against Proteas

However, in all ICC tournaments which also include World T20s, India has been dominant over South Africa . "Everyone looks forward to games like these and everyone is very excited". "I actually empathise with him", Kohli, who played alongside De Villiers at the Indian Premier League (IPL), said. The toss might have had its own effect on the match with India captain Virat Kohli always willing to chase first.

Rafael Nadal vs. Stan Wawrinka - player profiles

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. The 31-year-old Spaniard, ready to reclaim his Roland crown after a two-year hiatus, is on the verge of something special. "I think the difference between Stan and Dominic Thiem (who Nadal beat in the semis) is that Wawrinka has the best one-handed backhand of all time".

Live Nadal playing Wawrinka in French Open final

But Wawrinka is yet to lose a Major final, having won all three thus far. "The feeling that I have here is impossible to describe, impossible to compare to other places", Nadal said on court after the victory, brushing away tears. Past year he withdrew from a third-round match with a wrist injury. Playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final, Nadal triumphed in Paris without dropping a set for a third time.