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Southampton assist king Dusan Tadic 'could replace Robert Snodgrass at West Ham'

The Sun has claimed that the Southampton winger and Chelsea forward are among their top three targets for the upcoming window with Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho also said to be on manager Slaven Bilic's radar. For some reason he found himself playing behind Jonathan Calleri for much of the second half of the season. However, Tadic has been very inconsistent for the Saints this season, while Batshuayi hasn't set England a light following his move.

Hunter Strickland suspended six games, Bryce Harper four

Both players also were assessed fines, Major League Baseball reported in announcing the decisions. One night after a wild, bench-clearing brawl that resulted in suspensions for Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland , the teams played without incident.

Woakes out of Champions Trophy with side strain

England was on the receiving end of the previous highest chase in trophy history, a loss in 2013 to Sri Lanka, which made 297-3. Besides Root (133 not out off 129), contributions from opener Alex Hales (95 off 86) and captain Eoin Morgan (75 not out off 61) helped England chase down the 306-run target in 47.2 overs.

Tottenham's Kane tops Premier League scoring charts

Sam Clucas replied for Hull. "All his team mates, all the club and the fans are so happy about that". "He deserves it. Congratulations for him". I tell you always that he's one of the best strikers in the world. Hull were no match for the rampant Londoners as they slumped to one of their worst-ever home defeats and it was a sad end to the season for popular head coach Marco Silva.

Warriors wary of James in NBA Finals

Irving was the first to join the roster, going first overall to Cleveland in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft. After the Warriors had made only three 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 60-52 lead, Durant buried a 26-footer on Golden State's first possession of the third period.

England's Woakes out of Champions Trophy

Captain Eoin Morgan had understandably mixed feelings as he reflected on an eight-wicket success - on the back of Joe Root's career-best 133 and half-centuries too from himself and Alex Hales (95) - but pondered the probability that scans on Woakes's side strain will surely at least limit his participation over the next two and a half weeks.

Smith criticises Cricket Australia over pay dispute

Considering the cut-throat nature of the competition, it is important for any team to get off to a winning start and both Australia and New Zealand know it too well. The one area where Bangladesh still lag behind though is fielding, dropped catches and misfields have cost them dearly in recent months and taken the gloss off their run to their highest ever ODI ranking.

How to watch Game 1 of Cavs-Warriors

Durant punished Cleveland for leaving him free, taking the ball to the hoop for emphatic dunks as a man on a mission to deliver what he came for: a championship. The Warriors won the 2015 championship but let a 3-1 lead slip past year as James's Cavaliers finally brought the Larry O'Brien trophy back to Ohio.

Muguruza advances to 4th round at French Open

A triple bagel looked on the cards as Nadal took the opening 11 games of the match , the difference in quality between both men shockingly exposed as Basilashvili struggled to gain any momentum. The Georgian had never met Nadal before and he will not be keen to face him again after this thrashing, the fourth seed pinning his opponent deep behind the baseline and controlling the play at will.

Xavi: I would like to see Buffon win the Champions League

It was privilege as we won the title after 32 years. Given the trend for the more fancied team to win high-scoring finals it could well pay here to look at the Match Result and Both Teams to Score Market. We are in an extraordinary moment. Bale may miss the Champions League final at his home city Cardiff due to a ligament strain Playing in a Champions League final in his home city was beyond Gareth Bale's dreams as a youngster, but Saturday's Cardiff showpiece catches the Welshman ...

Zidane's headache: To play creative Isco or overpowering Bale?

The veteran Brazilian fullbacks thrived with their clubs this season. Yet, the Spanish giants weren't always the kings of Europe they pride themselves as being. Six weeks on the sidelines has seen his place taken by others, namely Isco who has scored five goals in his last eight matches, and it appears a place on the bench is the best the Welshman can hope for on Saturday.

NBA Finals Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) defended by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs havent been far behind, losing only in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final to Boston. It made me go back to that. But in 1923, the Yankees, playing their home games in the original, brand-new Yankee Stadium, got the best of the Giants, winning the World Series in six games .

Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

That score held for two periods in a game that was heavily dominated by penalties, significantly more for both sides than in Game 1 . Dumoulin's stats don't tell the full story - one goal and 14 assists in 70 regular-season games, plus one goal and three assists in 14 playoff games.

Durant, Warriors draw first blood in NBA Finals series

The Warriors know better than to relax against James and their rivals, Durant said. As you can see, the Cavaliers are mentioned a lot more than the Warriors above, and that's because Golden State is the better team. "It feels a little surreal", Brown said. It felt even worse that the score shows. Thompson had a pathetic six points on 3-of-16 shooting, including 0-5 on 3-pointers.

Major League Baseball investigating homophobic slur by Toronto's Pillar

He was booed heavily as he rounded home plate, and a confrontation with Kurt Suzuki resulted in a second bench-clearing brawl. Pillar has deep regrets of using the word, as he did take full responsibility for using it and he further explained that the word has no place in sports or in the game of baseball.

Cavaliers vs. Warriors Game 1

He had given Golden State issues in the past, an overlooked story during back-to-back wins to force a Game 7 previous year. You just got to take what the defense gives you. "KD", James said simply, when asked what stood out to him about the first game of his third straight Finals matchup against Golden State. Making matters worse was a lack of scoring help from any of their role players.

Kylian Mbappe ruled out of France friendly due to 'thigh problem'

According to Bilel Ghazi of L'Equipe, the Gunners have made their presence felt in the battle for Mbappé by making an opening offer of €100 million (£87 million) for the prodigious 18-year-old. That will not guide my choice, but it will count. 'But there's plenty of time to think about all this. "I will have the time to think about all that, but no, I am not afraid of leaving", he said.

Advantage Golden State Warriors in National Basketball Association finals series against Cleveland Cavaliers

The Warriors , meanwhile, committed just four, tying the record for the fewest in a Finals game. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have developed a competitiveness because of their shared supremacy in their respective conference.

Google marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with doodle you can't resist

The tournament favourites, team India has played well in the warm-up matches against Bangladesh and New Zea Land. A couple of videos have been made and they are getting very good response on social media. And in both the games, India managed to bundle out the opposition inside 40 overs. The former Australian cricketer is right on money with his observations on Bumrah and is right to point out the challenges the 23-year-old will face while adapting to the swinging conditions in England .

England wins toss, bowls 1st in Champions Trophy opener

On the upcoming Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan on June 4, Laxman said Pakistan are a very good team but if India play to their potential they would win the contest in Birmingham. When: Thursday June 1, 2017. "Each of us in the batting department has had our ups and downs over the years and one of the strongest parts of reinforcing the way we play and the freedom we play with is backing that up with selection".

Guentzel shines again as Pens pull clear of Preds in Game Two

Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette listens to a question during a news conference Thursday, June 1, 2017 , in Nashville, Tenn. Pittsburgh's third-period onslaught took a game that was tied at the second intermission and broke it wide open.

Fair shake? Refusal to clasp hands creates French Open flap

Celebrating a double fault is frowned upon in tennis - though it is within the rules - and Lokoli, who is 285th in the world rankings, said his 50th-ranked opponent lacked respect. He also said Klizan disrespected him. "He made out to be hurting his leg for two sets and then was running around like a rabbit in the fifth set". He is a top-50 player.

Hobbling Root fires England to easy win over Bangladesh

The win was tarnished only by injuries, with Chris Woakes bowling only two overs before leaving with a side injury and Root himself hobbling through much of his innings. And in both the games, India managed to bundle out the opposition inside 40 overs. "I hope Kohli's men beat them fair and square in Birmingham ", said cricket fan Bahjat Nomani.

Is it a girl? Serena clarifies

As it turns out, florals for spring can in fact be groundbreaking - at least when Serena Williams is behind the look. In an interview at the sports event after beating Kurumi Nara on Wednesday, the Mail Online reported that the 36-year-old said: 'I want to be known as the favourite aunt'.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh set sizable total for England

However, he bowled just one more over in his spell before leaving the field for treatment. "He's obviously been very impressive for us over the last couple of years - and a mainstay, very reliable guy", the former Ireland worldwide added.

Champions Trophy 2017 gets a super cool Google Doodle

Woakes , on the other hand, is nursing a quad niggle and played only one match against South Africa . "The injury means Woakes will miss the rest of England's participation in the Champions Trophy ". Liam Plunkett was the pick of English bowlers who conceded 59 runs and scalped 4 wickets from his 10 overs. In Woakes' absence, England's remaining bowlers did enough to limit Bangladesh to an obtainable 305 for 6.

Sri Lanka's Mathews set to miss Champions Trophy opener

Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, both of whom are key players of England ODI team, sat-out games during the recent 3-match ODI series vs South Africa due to minor injury concerns. "He has been our leading bowler for many years and we missed him", said captain Angelo Mathews . The current world no 1 ODI side are coming off a brilliant performance against England will be looking to continue their momentum heading into this opening clash.

1 last doubt for Zidane: Creative Isco or overpowering Bale?

Zidane, however, has proved fiercely loyal to Bale, whose fourth season with Real has been blighted by a serious ankle injury and recurring muscle problems and said only he would decide who makes the starting line-up. But to last 90 minutes: I haven't played a lot of football this year since my operation, so that would be hard. The debate in Spain has been over whether it would be Isco or Bale who starts the final but the Welshman appeared to have few doubts that it would be the Spaniard who ...

Report lists 4 medications for Woods

The athlete, now sidelined from competition after his fourth back surgery in April, said on Monday that an unexpected reaction to legal drugs led to his arrest on the DUI charge. Rist added, "I think he's a good person, and clearly he's a good father, and he's going through a hard time, and I think people should offer support instead of applauding his downfall".

Dynasty? Neither Warriors or Cavaliers are…

But the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs. So goes the argument heard throughout the 2017 playoffs. Seeing the two teams go up against each other will be pure entertainment, but seeing arguably the top two players in the league, Durant and James go head to head, will be one for the books.

Injured Wahab Riaz doubtful for India-Pakistan Champions Trophy clash

India may have won that match by four runs, but Pakistan has been dominant since, winning 55% of the matches between the two sides. "India has got four quality fast bowlers and along with that they have got two quality spinners in (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja; it's important to pick up wickets not only with the new ball but also with the middle overs".

Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors

We've got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us. "But that's what stands out". "I mean, no other team has done this , right?" The Warriors improved their postseason record to an unprecedented 13-0 while the Cavaliers suffered just their second loss since the playoffs began in mid-April.

Mike Brown to coach Game 1 of NBA Finals

So that's one area we can do a better job in. But Mike Brown , filling in for head coach Steve Kerr who is still battling complications from back surgery, did his best to preempt any further Thompson-is-struggling stories. Figure the Cavs went into halftime looking to clean up all the ills of that first half. And that would include a lopsided 12-1 disparity in turnovers, 18 fewer shots than the Warriors (not that it matter that much as Cleveland shot.395 before halftime), and an 11-7 ...

Mr. Met Fired After Making Obscene Gesture At Fans

He reached four times for the second straight night Wednesday, also doubling and walking twice. As usual when it comes to personnel decisions, the Mets are totally screwing this one up, because Mr. Met mascot for an appearance Wednesday morning at a school in Long Island for those with severe physical disabilities. Fans outside Citi Field Thursday echoed similar sentiments.

LeBron's focus shifted from Finals to racism after vandalism

A home owned by Cleveland Cavalier superstar, LeBron James , was spray-painted with the word "n****r" according to reports in the US . James, 32, was not at the west Los Angeles residence at the time of the vandalism, Eisenman said by phone.