Major League Baseball stands firm on Strickland's six-game suspension

John McHale Jr., a special assistant to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred , denied Strickland's appeal, which means the pitcher will miss all four games of a series set to begin Monday in Atlanta against the Braves, as well as the first two games of a weekend series in San Francisco against the New York Mets .

ICC Champions trophy : Virat , Yuvraj share few laughs with Pakistan cricketers

Gaining sweet revenge over India, Pakistan thrashed their arch rivals by 180 runs at The Oval to win the Champions Trophy for the first time. This was the biggest margin of victory in any ICC ODI tournament in terms of runs. They both can bowl as well so they might be required to be a part of the revival that can take the team into the top 5. "Pakistan, meanwhile, has a team that can develop into one of the top three teams by the time the 2019 World Cup is played in England".

Real Madrid makes history in back to back Champions League

It was a fine strike, and it made Ronaldo the first player to have scored in three finals in the Champions League era, but it was cancelled out by Mandzukic's masterpiece , one of the great European Cup final goals. The limelight had been stolen from Ronaldo. But it was a sign of Madrid slowly seizing control of the final on a stage it is so familiar with. But it's inevitable that Real Madrid will forever be compared to Barcelona and vice-versa, and now Zidane is challenged with making ...

West Ham's Reece Oxford Joins Borussia Monchengladbach On Loan

The 18-year-old has flown over for advanced talks with the Bundesliga side, with negotiations to set to be wrapped up soon and deal put in place that would make the Oxford a player for Dieter Hecking's side for next season. West Ham have no interest in selling the defender-come-midfielder on a permanent basis with the eighteen year old tipped to be a future captain for both club and country.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class is US Bound

Dealers saw the actual vehicle, which was described to them as the brand's new entry-level model slotting below the CLA four-door coupe. That said, given the relationship between the current A-, B- and CLA-Class models in Europe, the North American-spec A-Class will probably use the B and CLA's 2.0L turbo-four engine.

The wrong kind of US Open history

Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain. The cut was at one-over par after Friday's round, allowing 68 golfers to make it to the weekend. American Rickie Fowler (T-5) owns four PGA Tour wins, including a dominating victory at the Players Championship in 2015.

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals 2017 Game 4

The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, who signed with Golden State last summer to win a championship, brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth. After finishing Game 3 with 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, James was asked if he was able to take any solace in knowing that this Cavs team has been known to pull off the improbable.

2016 champ Muguruza loses to France's Mladenovic in Paris

If head-to-head records are anything to go by, Mladenovic has a slight edge, having won their only encounter, in Marrakech in 2015, but she needed two tiebreaks to come out on top. "I am in the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time". Japan's Kei Nishikori required five sets to beat Hyeon Chung of South Korea 7-5, 6-4, 6-7, 0-6, 6-4 in a third-round match after rain halted play last night.

Kohli, Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar in Team of ICC Champions Trophy

While Fakhar won the Man of the Match Award on Sunday, pacer Hasan Ali, who finished the tournament as the highest wicket-taker with 13 scalps, walked away with the Player of the Tournament Award. We want to be more consistent as a team ". Amir's arrangement means he will play County Championship fixtures for the current Division One leaders, as well as NatWest T20 Blast matches.

Perez mum on rumors Ronaldo wants to leave Real

Florentino Pérez, newly re-elected as president of Real Madrid , moved last night to try to defuse the tension between the club and Cristiano Ronaldo . But Perez was adamant that Real Madrid were not prepared to allow Ronaldo to move on. At the moment, United are wary of being drawn into a transfer saga surrounding Ronaldo's future and the general feeling at Old Trafford is that he will stay in Madrid.

Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of ICC Team of Champions Trophy

A near flawless performance in the field from Pakistan saw India fall a full 180 runs short of their target as they offered little resistance to the Pakistan attack . "Pakistan was the underdog coming into the final but there was a feeling of destiny about it. Tournament play is all about peaking at the right time and after a poor start to the tournament, most pundits gave it no chance of winning", Hussey wrote in his column for ICC .

India captain Virat Kohli: Pakistan completely outplayed us in Champions Trophy final

Having remarkably only just qualified for the tournament they'd go on to win, Pakistan shot up two spots to leapfrog Sri Lanka and Bangladesh into sixth on the ODI charts after their 180-run trouncing of India on Sunday. Now, nobody can [say] that we have not beaten India in the World Cup or a major tournament like that. The collapse continued when left-handed opener Dhawan was caught behind off Amir by Sarfraz.

Cadillac XTS gets freshened exterior, tech upgrade

Well, I should say was much newer, because now there's a new XTS, and it looks pretty slick. Finally, while this could vary by trimline, the 2018 Cadillac XTS appears to have far less chrome out back than the 2017 model , with the large chrome applique from the license plate box and the thin chrome strip running between the integrated chrome exhaust tips being removed - although the chrome tips are back for 2018 with a revised shape.

Superb restarts propel Larson to MI win — NASCAR Cup

Not once, not twice, but three times he had to execute on restarts over the final 15 laps to score his second victory of the season. Logano was also smiling after the race, ending a streak of five races outside the top 20 with a third-place result .

Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Kohli

I would do the same here because they deserved to win. "We were always thinking there was one spell in there somewhere, and the spell came thankfully at the start of a final". Only Hardik Panya put together a significant innings for India with 76 off of 43 balls, but after the top three combined for only 26 - including Sharma's first-over duck - India would need far more to make the game competitive.

Cristiano sings 'Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or' as Madrid celebrate Champions League triumph

I think it's the best second half we've had this season. "Numbers don't lie", he said, while quickly making a u-turn a few minutes later when it comes to his age of 32: "Age is just a number". "I'm not going to say that I'll be here for the rest of my life, that's doesn't exist", Zidane said. "For us, this is an opportunity that this wonderful sport gives us".

Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win will bring global cricket to Pak

The South African is hopeful just like his skipper Sarfraz Ahmed that this victory will usher a new era in country's cricket. If left-handed opener Fakhar rode his luck at times, he also produced an array of superb shots, notably in a first-wicket stand of 128 with Azhar Ali.

'Happy' Gareth Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid

Madrid's Champions League success owed much to their talismanic forward, with Ronaldo netting hat-tricks at the quarter-final and semi-stage stage before bagging a brace in the final. It was the culmination of a counterattack of breathtaking speed launched by Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. But within seven minutes, Ronaldo was shaking his head with a scowl after seeing an equalizer of individual brilliance.

Latest ICC ODI rankings: Pakistan jump to number 6; India number 3

I'm so happy for the nation of Pakistan who have been waiting for this for a long time". Pakistan made 338 for four, with Fakhar Zaman's 114 - the left-handed opener's maiden ODI hundred - the cornerstone. "They can upset anyone on their day". We have a young team and credit to my boys. "They were more intense and more passionate". Pakistan , who had lost all three of their previous matches against India in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council tournaments and ...

Pakistan wins Champions Trophy, crushes archrival India

They were eventually dismissed for 158 in reply to Pakistan's 338 for four, which featured Fakhar Zaman's 114, the left-handed opener's maiden one-day worldwide hundred coming in just his fourth match at this level. Arthur now wants to build on this momentum and make Pakistan a competitive force at the next World Cup in two years, also to be played in the UK.

Bopanna-Dabrowski beat Sania-Dodig to enter semis

Bopanna is the only Indian left in the fray in the Grand Slam tournament. The Sania-Dodig pair beat the duo of Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) and Artem Sitak (New Zealand) 6-2 6-4 in a second round match to book a last-eight spot. Dabrowski was already his partner by this point. The Indian player has been enjoying an immensely successful clay-court season, and along with Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, his regular doubles partner for this season, won top honours at the clay-court Monte Carlo ...

Ruthless Pakistan clinch the Champions Trophy!

Playing in only his 3rd ODI, 27 year old Fakhar Zaman was the pick of the Pakistani batsmen, knocking his way to 114 off 106. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed took the last catch and aeroplaned around the pitch with his arms out before he was swamped by teammates.

Ronaldo pushes Real to its 12th Champions League victory

Los Blancos recovered from a poor first half to run out 4-1 winners at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, becoming the first team to retain the famous trophy. "You need a guy to score the goals and he did it again", said the Germany global. And Croatia playmaker Modric, who brilliantly set up Ronaldo's second goal, was quick to pay tribute to manager Zinedine Zidane .

Champions Pakistan move up in latest rankings

Zaman, in the fourth over, nicked Jasprit Bumrah to the keeper, only to be let off by no ball. The Green Brigade entered the just concluded eight-team Champions Trophy as the lowest-ranked team at No.8 but raised themselves from the ashes to emerge champions at The Oval on Sunday.

Pakistan demolish India to win maiden Champions Trophy title

In a series of tweets, KRK ripped apart the Indian team and accused for fixing the final. India were the lopsided 4-9 favourites by English bookmakers to win a record third Trophy in a record fourth final, but Pakistan blew away all predictions and expectations with a win of stunning ease.

Fahey's Ribchester should prove too strong for Royal Ascot all-comers

Johnny Weatherby, chairman of Ascot racecourse, said: "We've all been deeply saddened by recent tragic events around the country". Ribchester made all the running in the Lockinge after his stablemate and pacemaker, Toscanini, missed the break.

Sarfraz to lead Champions Trophy team of the tournament

India will now head to West Indies to feature in a five-match One-Day International series and a solitary Twenty20 International. But, when Virat Kohli raveled why was smiling while congratulating his arch rivals for a thoroughly deserved victory, he won everyone's heart.

Flames land goalie Smith from Coyotes for Johnson, Hickey and conditional pick

The 35-year-old Smith has two years remaining on a six-year, $34-million contract that he signed in 2013, and it pays him an annual average salary of $5.666-million. None of those defensemen came from the Minnesota Wild , Ottawa Senators or Anaheim Ducks , leaving big questions with the Vegas Golden Knights poised to acquire some serious talent in their expansion draft window from Sunday through Wednesday.

Cork City, Derry City and Shamrock Rovers learn Europa League opponents

Caulfield's men, who have confirmed their domestic credentials after waiting patiently in the wings for so long, had a more than decent run in the Europa League, banking almost €700,000 before falling to eventual quarter-finalists Genk in the third qualifying round.

Donna Vekic shocks Johanna Konta to lift Nottingham Open title

British No. 1 Johanna Konta surrendered the chance to win a first tournament on home soil as she lost to Donna Vekic in the Aegon Open final. It has been suggested that the Australian-born ace might be overdoing it a bit and could suffer burnout before the SW19 showpiece, but Konta does not see it that way and is looking forward to as much time on the grass as possible.

Pakistan rout India to clinch Champions Trophy

The bowlers then produced a superb spell as they reduced the much-vaunted India batting line-up to just 158 all out to win by a massive margin of 180 runs. He ran out his fellow opener Azhar Ali while he was ball-watching after they'd made a record 128 but he shrugged that off too to earn his maiden century for Pakistan, in only his fourth one-day global, 11 days after his debut.

Florida's Faedo shuts down TCU in CWS opener

TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle, who has been the Frogs' head coach since 2004 and a college baseball coach in general for almost 30 years now, gave high praise to Faedo after he mowed down his team's offense on Sunday. The Frogs squandered their few chances, getting picked off first base twice and having a runner thrown out when he tried to take second on a pitch in the dirt.

LeBron James Hosts Epic Birthday Party For His Son Bryce

He dunks numerous times over the elementary school kids. The bash included a custom football field, an intense water balloon fight and a clutch game of basketball. Bryce Maximus had already made headlines at April's 2017 Dru Joyce Shooting Stars Classic in Akron, Ohio for his basketball abilities. Can't believe you're 10 years old man.

India take on Pakistan in final of ICC Champions Trophy

It got inexorably out of hands for Virat Kohli's side once Mohammad Amir dealt lethal blows in his first two overs. It read, "We are the champions". Amir had been ruled out of Pakistan's semi-final against England due to a back spasm during a practice session. "Hopefully, this win everyone will remember, not today, not tomorrow, (but for a) very long, long time", Ahmed said.

D-backs beat Phillies 5-4

They're finding all different ways to do so. Hector Neris entered with a 4-3 lead in the ninth and failed to pick up a save for the second time in eight chances. He has allowed just one run in his last five starts. But the Phillies solved him early and scored a run in each of the first three innings. "I guess it was a week since my last start, and I had to space out my bullpens a little bit", Ray said.