• Olympic champions begin Hockey World League semi-final campaign with narrow win
Olympic champions begin Hockey World League semi-final campaign with narrow win

India have been an improved side under the guidance of master tactician Roelant Oltmans , who is the present coach of the Indian team . The fact that Indians fancy their chances despite missing out on some experienced and top-flight names like goalkeeper and skipper, PR Sreejesh and Rupinder Pal Singh, and midfielder SK Uthappa, indicates that...

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  • Hurricanes release protected list for National Hockey League expansion draft
Hurricanes release protected list for National Hockey League expansion draft

The Golden Knights and General Manager George McPhee now have a three-day window to build their team from the list of players exposed and also make deals with other National Hockey League teams involving those players. Their struggles never subsided and the club was moved to Winnipeg less than 12 years after the first game in October 1999. As int...

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  • Complacency is not to blame for exit - Morgan
Complacency is not to blame for exit - Morgan

After England's semifinal loss to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy yesterday (June 14), it is hard to find much comfort from a desperate performance made all the more dispiriting because an in-form England team, which had a very real chance of winning the whole tournament, bombed when it mattered most.

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  • Tigers place Victor Martinez on disabled list after irregular heartbeat
Tigers place Victor Martinez on disabled list after irregular heartbeat

Martinez first experienced the symptoms late in the game on Thursday against the Rays , and on Friday he underwent testing. Ausmus planned to call Martinez after Sunday's game to check in before the Tigers left on the week-long road trip to Seattle and San Diego.

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  • Paul George, mum on future, urges Pacers to sign better players
Paul George, mum on future, urges Pacers to sign better players

Draft night is routinely one of the busiest in the National Basketball Association, with teams scrambling to send in their picks and also negotiating potential swaps with their fellow squads. They would have to fill out the roster with players on minimum contracts or trade one (or two) of their young talents for multiple players in return, but Los ...

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  • Kiwis beat Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda
Kiwis beat Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda

Oracle USA skipper, Jimmy Spithill, an Australian, is trying to win his third straight America's Cup before he turns 38. New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling , 26, won both races against defending US champion Jimmy Spithill in an upset as the Kiwi team made a strong start in the first day of the first to seven competition.

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  • Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors
Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

The Cavaliers had no problem scoring on the vaunted Warriors defense, posting a 111.6 offensive rating in the Finals, but it was on the other end of the floor where Cleveland struggled. For the Cavaliers, the main goal for next season is to ensure they become a better team to earn a ticket to the playoffs, dispose of their opponents from roun...

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  • Confederations Cup Preview: teams and star players
Confederations Cup Preview: teams and star players

On the other hand, Group B is composed of 2014 World Cup champions Germany, 2015 AFC Cup champions Australia, 2015 Copa America winners Chile and Cameroon, the 2017 Africa Cup Nations champions. Just six minutes in, a corner swung in and defender Viktor Vasin got his head to it, but he hit the inside of the post and failed to go in before Michael M...

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  • Justin Thomas powers into US Open contention with thrilling round
Justin Thomas powers into US Open contention with thrilling round

Oosthuizen, whose sole major title to date came at St Andrews in 2010, birdied the first, fourth, seventh and eighth to move to four under par, while 2015 victor Spieth had covered his first 11 holes in level par. "Jimmy is it any good?" "I didn't know (what eagle putt on 18 meant)". When we spoke to Justin Thomas earlier in 2017, he had alread...

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  • UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hurt in truck-train collision
UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hurt in truck-train collision

This afternoon, UFC czar Dana White announced that Hughes was involved in a collision with a moving train near his home in IL. White told ESPN.com that Hughes suffered head trauma, but additional details about his condition weren't immediately available.

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  • Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit
Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

Following their win against LeBron James' team in the 2017 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors refused to commit to whether or not they will visit US President Donald Trump in the White House . As Iguodala sees it, the Trump administration has made matters worse when it comes to the racial divide in America. What made them great: With ...

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  • Golden State Takes 2nd NBA Title In 3 Years
Golden State Takes 2nd NBA Title In 3 Years

NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant has a player option for next season and is also expected to return to the Warriors . "We're champions and we did it on our own floor". "All the pieces that we have are important to the equation of winning a championship and competing for a championship every single year". The Warriors have been dubbed a super team...

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  • Pant, Kuldeep included for Windies tour; Rohit, Bumrah rested
Pant, Kuldeep included for Windies tour; Rohit, Bumrah rested

It had emerged that Virat Kohli and a few senior players were not happy with Kumble, which has necessitated the process. The Team India cricketers have already made their way through to the semifinal of the Champions Trophy, defeating the likes of Pakistan and South Africa.

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  • Conor McGregor Takes Dig At Floyd Mayweather's Age As Fight Rumors Fly
Conor McGregor Takes Dig At Floyd Mayweather's Age As Fight Rumors Fly

There should be no issues with either fighter receiving a license to box, and Bennett has already stated that his commission would have no problem approving a Mayweather-McGregor boxing match. McGregor is 21-3 in his professional fighting career (9-1 in the UFC) and has ascended to superstardom in the sport. The fight will be broadcast on Showtim...

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  • Premier League Fixture List Whets Appetites Ahead of Eagerly Awaited 2017/18 Season
Premier League Fixture List Whets Appetites Ahead of Eagerly Awaited 2017/18 Season

Chelsea will begin their title defence at home to Burnley when the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of 12-13 August. Tottenham finish at home to Leicester , Manchester United host Watford , Manchester City are at Southampton and West Ham take on Everton .

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  • Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

But here's what happened. Green never left the floor after receiving his "second" tech and his explanation was that he knew it was his first of the game. He was there - in an interview room across the hall from the Warriors locker room at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, about an hour after the Warriors' Game 4 loss to the Cavaliers to narrow the...

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  • Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges
Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

Upon pulling over the vehicle, police found a burning marijuana cigarette inside, police said. As the officers approached the auto, they smelled marijuana and the vehicle began to drive away. Telfair made the jump from Abraham Lincoln High School in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn straight to the NBA in 2004 as one of the country's most-...

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  • Iran celebrates as national team earns World Cup spot
Iran celebrates as national team earns World Cup spot

Iranian soccer fans applaud prior to start a qualifying match with Uzbekistan for 2018 Russia World Cup at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran , Iran, Monday, June 12, 2017. Thousands of Iranians spilled onto the streets after the match with impromptu street parties in Tehran and across the country as people danced, waved flags and honked vehicle horns.

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  • Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door
Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door

Former NBA star, Dennis Rodman , is heading back to North Korea . The former National Basketball Association star had visited the country three times between 2013 and 2014. His trip came amid mounting tensions between the USA and the North over Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear and missile programs. The event soon became overshadowed by politi...

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  • AC Milan Sign Porto Striker Andre Silva
AC Milan Sign Porto Striker Andre Silva

The latest to join the Milanese revolution is FC Porto's Andre Silva , who is set for a €38 million to the San Siro. Portugal worldwide Silva - who has scored seven goals in eight global matches - netted 21 times in 41 appearances in all competitions for Porto in 2016-17.

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  • Sonia should apologise over Dikshit's 'gunda' remarks: BJP
Sonia should apologise over Dikshit's 'gunda' remarks: BJP

After Dikshit likened army chief Bipin Rawat to a "goon on the street", the BJP demanded his expulsion and an apology from Sonia Gandhi. Mr Gandhi added: "I want to make it clear that (for us) the Indian Army defends the country. He was reacting to General Rawat statement where he had said - "See, I am an Army officer, just anything can not aff...

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  • Pakistan victory sets up Champions Trophy semi-final against England
Pakistan victory sets up Champions Trophy semi-final against England

Pakistan won the toss and made a decision to bowl first. Sri Lanka had lost four wickets for six runs in 25 balls, leaving them with a Herculean task to post a competitive score and keep alive any realistic semi-final hopes. Chasing 237 to book a spot in the semi-finals, Pakistan were off to a solid start before quick wickets dented their pr...

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  • Sebastian Telfair arrested on weapons charges
Sebastian Telfair arrested on weapons charges

When Telfair and Thomas were spotted by police them, police stopped them after Telfair started driving without turning the car's headlights on. When first pulled over, police smelled what they believed to be marijuana before spotting a burning joint inside the truck, according to the Post.

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  • Andre Iguodala on LeBron James kick: 'I did not feel it'
Andre Iguodala on LeBron James kick: 'I did not feel it'

O'Connor doubled down on the notion with a more formal report of sorts, hashing out an article for The Ringer on Thursday where he dove into the idea that James could come to L.A. They have no picks in the June 22 draft and few tradeable assets beyond Irving and Love. " LeBron is only playing for championships, right?" Right now, look at our TV ...

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  • UFC Fight Night 110: Aussie Ben Nguyen stuns with victory
UFC Fight Night 110: Aussie Ben Nguyen stuns with victory

Derrick Lewis vs. Mark HuntDerek Brunson vs. Daniel KellyDan Hooker vs. Ross PearsonIon Cutelaba vs. Henrique da SilvaTim Elliott vs. Before his loss to Hunt, in which he exhausted and took on too much damage, "Black Beast" had won six fights in a row and was garnering consideration for a potential title shot later this year, if not in 2018.

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  • Second MSU Football Player Arraigned On Sex Assault Charges
Second MSU Football Player Arraigned On Sex Assault Charges

Three players from the Michigan State football team have been charged with rape over a January incident at an on-campus apartment. officials say. The prosecutor's office typically does not release the names of those charged with crimes until they have been arraigned .

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  • Usain Bolt Says Breaking Records Not a Priority
Usain Bolt Says Breaking Records Not a Priority

Bolt said he has not made any definitive plans for post-retirement career, but said Mills, who is head coach of the club, wants him to be involved in coaching after he quits the sport. I must say it was ok. "Every athlete that runs fast will tell you that". Saturday's race will be a ceremonial one for Bolt. 'I just want to focus on my national ...

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  • Argentine town braces for Messi's wedding
Argentine town braces for Messi's wedding

Messi's old Barca team-mate Xavi - who will reunite with the Argentinian maestro at the ceremony - decided against inviting any management to his own wedding when he married Nuria Cunillera in 2013. According to the programme EL Club de la Mitjanit on Catalan based TV3 via AS, Messi will earn €30m-a-year (£26.4m, $33.7m) after taxes. The former A...

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  • Gordon: I have history with Defoe, he broke my arm
Gordon: I have history with Defoe, he broke my arm

One quirk of previous encounters may be on Strachan's side: the presence of his opposite number, Gareth Southgate , in the England team for the visit of Scotland in 1999 was sufficient for Don Hutchison to be belatedly drafted into the visiting lineup at Wembley.

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  • Sweden 2-1 France: Late Toivonen victor punishes Lloris
Sweden 2-1 France: Late Toivonen victor punishes Lloris

Check out Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud's left-footed volley that gave France an early 1-0 advantage. Giroud now has nine goals in his last 11 appearances for France . With the Swedes three points behind in second place and the Netherlands struggling to find their form, a win on Friday would put France in a strong position to qualify.

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  • Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place
Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place

Murray, who will now face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in a repeat of the semi-final match-up he won past year, said: "I didn't feel like I played great tennis". The win boosts his record to 84-2 against players ranked outside the top 50 in the world, and he hasn't lost such a match since the 2006 Australian Open, a streak of 83 wins.

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  • Nashville leaning heavily on defense corps against Penguins
Nashville leaning heavily on defense corps against Penguins

An undrafted free agent playing just his sixth postseason game, Gaudreau scored the go-ahead goal 3:45 into the second period and Pekka Rinne made 23 often-spectacular saves as the Predators beat the Penguins 4-1 on Monday night to even the series at 2-2.

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  • Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State
Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

Whoever the Buckeyes hire, it'll mark the third new coach in the Big Ten once play starts in the 2017-18 season, joining Brad Underwood at IL and Archie Miller at Indiana. Matta coached the Buckeyes to two Final Fours from 2005 to 2017. "Sometimes the lights all shining on me", Matta said. The Buckeyes said a national search for a new coach w...

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  • Rafael Nadal Beats Benoit Paire to Advance at 2017 French Open
Rafael Nadal Beats Benoit Paire to Advance at 2017 French Open

But the Dane, making her 10th appearance at Roland Garros, showed her greater experience at key moments, winning both her breaks points in the opening set while the Australian converted just one out of five. Despite the defeat, Fourlis walked off to a standing ovation. - Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, the men's third seed, beat Jozef Kovalik of Slo...

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  • Inspirational Djokovic key to my tennis return: Agassi
Inspirational Djokovic key to my tennis return: Agassi

So I said, "I'll go early, since I have to be in Paris any way and I'll just get to know him". "As far as I'm concerned, I hope that that's gonna stay for a long time that we can create something that is going to go long term". He's not a guy that plays precisely to lines, occasionally if he's on the defence he surprises you with this. "Sometimes...

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