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Afghanistan not nervous ahead of realising test dream: Stanikzai

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it is a matter of pride and honour for India to host Afghanistan's maiden Test match and paid tribute to the war-ravaged country's indomitable spirit. The wicket-keeper batsman said that Afghanistan's journey should be put into perspective simply because what the players have achieved in an environment of turmoil. Read More »

Leonard wants Spurs exit

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Kawhi Leonard wants out from the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo. The former Defensive Player of the Year and Finals MVP can potentially miss out on $31 million by signing an extension with a different team other than the Spurs. Read More »

Curse of ITV's World Cup opening match coverage strikes again

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English musician Robbie Williams performs during the Russia World Cup opening ceremony before the tournament's first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 14, 2018 at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium . After a long gap of 4 years, today the 21 World Cup started in Russian Federation. Stephen Doughty , a Labour MP on the Home Affairs Committee looking into the suspicious deaths of Russians on British soil, said on Monday that it was "surprising and disappointing" that ... Read More »

Russia rips Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

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Yuri Gazinskiy was the unlikely goal-hero for the hosts, with the midfielder netting his first-ever senior worldwide goal courtesy of a thumping header. But high points for Russian athletes have been rare since the country's image was tarnished by doping, with numerous Olympic medals stripped for drug use. Read More »

Deontay Wilder Agrees To Terms For Massive Anthony Joshua Fight

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Wilder now holds the WBC title, with Joshua holding the WBA, IBF and WBO titles, and the fight will see the victor taking all of it home. Deontay wrote to Joshua and said 'Hey, I accept your offer, let's fight in the UK. If the Wilder fight is next up for Joshua, then the original plan of September 15 is now highly unlikely due to the lack of time involved, as well as the USA television clash with Canelo Alvarez's return from a drug's ban. Read More »

Warriors GM says Durant can have whatever deal he wants

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All that other stuff, that's on y'all". There was about a minute left in the game in regulation-Game 1, down to the wire. "I wouldn't say we have figured it out". He added, "It's as if David Robinson made a decision to join Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in Chicago and coast his way to some mid-'90s titles". Read More »

Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix for 50th career victory

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But it was a decision Red Bull made earlier in the session, in Q2, to complete their best lap on the Hypersoft tyre and not the more durable Ultrasoft, which Ferrari and Mercedes had on their cars, which confused Vettel as it means both Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo will use that compound in the first stint. Read More »

Salah hopeful of playing in World Cup opener

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It had been feared he would miss the World Cup altogether, but his appearance in Cairo has reignited expectations. With direct title rivals Liverpool , Manchester United and Arsenal already active in the transfer market, Hazard is anxious to know what step Chelsea bigwigs intend to take. Read More »

John Beilein: ‘I was meant to finish coaching’ at MI

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The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. MI head coach John Beilein directs his team during a practice session for the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 30, 2018, in San Antonio. Read More »

Justify wins the Belmont Stakes, earning the coveted Triple Crown

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Baffert was asked throughout, and by the Belmont, he believed the answer was yes. The favored three-year-old chestnut colt seized an early lead he never relinquished as he stormed around the 1.5 mile (12-furlong) course in two minutes 28.18 seconds for the wire-to-wire win at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York . Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs to close in on second straight title

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The Cavaliers , who were powered by a 33-point performance from LeBron James, will try to become the first National Basketball Association team to come back from a 3-0 deficit and win a series. "He raised up and made a big shot for them, kind of like he did past year". "That's what championship teams do", James said. The Cavaliers had their chances in Game 1 and Game 3 of the series, but they came up short and are now on the verge of being swept to close out their season. Read More »

'Attitude,' not preparation, key for North Korea summit

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It's about the attitude. It's about willingness to get things done. After scrapping the summit on May 24, Trump reinstated it last week after a letter from Kim was hand-delivered to the President at the White House by the North Korean leader's top envoy. Read More »

Liverpool Reach £52.8m Agreement for Nabil Fekir

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According to various reports, the two sides reached an agreement for the player that consists of a €55m (£48.4m) base fee plus €5m (£4.4m) in add-ons, which means the deal could eventually reach €60m (£52.8m) in total. Didier Deschamps' side play their final World Cup warm-up game against the U.S. in Lyon on Saturday and the manager had instructed his squad to settle any outstanding transfer business before flying to Russian Federation. Read More »

Kevin Durant blocks LeBron James up front

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Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson struggled badly in Game 3 , and the Cavs played well, but Durant was on another level, and Cleveland had no answer. They just - like I said, that margin for error is so thin and so little against them that in some cases you nearly have to be flawless". "So I don't feel good about it". Read More »

Ariya and Kim in U.S. Women's Open playoff

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And that makes her even more special. And she likes digging through Mo's dresser and messing up the clothes after Mo folds them. This is life with Ariya, where a mess can be such good fun. "I thinks she likes the way we work together". Kim faced a hard, lengthy shot from the sand across the expanse of the green, and did a more than reasonable job with her attempt, but the door was ajar for Jutanugarn, who produced a spectacular up-and-down to win the Championship and complete one of the ... Read More »

Brazil legend Rivaldo: 'Fred right fit for Manchester United'

The Brazil worldwide arrived at Manchester United's training ground this morning to complete his £52million move to the club. The 25-year-old, whose full name is Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos, has joined the club from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee believed to be £52 million. Read More »

Dimitrov To Step Away From Tennis After French Open Exit

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Keys, the US Open runner-up to Stephens a year ago, will face Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva for a place in the semi-finals, after the world number 98 saw off Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-3. "Is good for my opponent in Wimbledon ", he said. German second seed Zverev simply ran out of gas, paying a heavy price for needing three successive five-set matches to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final. Read More »

Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

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All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals . DEVELOPING: This story will be updated . In these NBA Finals, we're seeing the truths our facts, figures, and theorems can teach us when put them into a real-life experiment. In other words, LeBron can't do it all himself and the Warriors are probably going to win this series easily simply because James has little help. Read More »

Cavs' Love, Thompson avoid suspension for Game 1 altercation

Smith was also asked if he remembered telling an irate LeBron, "I thought we were ahead", after the clock expired, as it appeared he said in a camera angle captured by the broadcast of the game. "The game's over. There's nothing we can do about it", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. If disgusting mistakes like the one Smith made are going to happen again, it's over. Read More »

Morgan expects quick return from finger injury

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Meanwhile, Tymal Mills, the England worldwide, and Sam Curran, the Surrey allrounder, also have been added to the squad, making it a 14-member roster. Morgan sustained the injury while fielding at backward point during Middlesex's game against Somerset at Taunton on Sunday. "It is not a bad crack but it is bad enough to keep him out of tomorrow's Middlesex game and the World XI game", said Andy Flower, who is standing in for Andrew Strauss as England's director of cricket . Read More »

Capitals center listed as day to day for Game 3

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Coach Barry Trotz provided no update on Kuznetsov on Thursday other than to say the Russian center is day to day. "Greatest save I've ever seen", tweeted former Caps' goaltender Olie Kolzig, who's seen and saved more than a few in his days in the crease, which include the Caps' last trip to the finals in 1998. Read More »

English Championship Play-Off Report: Aston Villa v Fulham 26 May 2018

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Fulham were favourites with the bookmakers - and perhaps the neutrals - on their first trip to Wembley since 1975, and emerged 1-0 winners against Steve Bruce's Aston Villa after clinging onto Cairney's first-half strike. Fulham took the lead in the 23rd minute when Tom Cairney finished from Ryan Sessegnon's superb assist. Promotion to the Premier League is estimated to be worth an additional £160million, spread over three years, which obviously would make a significant difference ... Read More »

Chelsea set to target Zidane after shock Madrid exit

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Zidane admitted there were some hard moments over the course of the 2017-18 campaign, mentioning the Copa del Rey defeat to Leganes, and he felt that after two and a half seasons together, he just could not ask any more from the Madrid players. Read More »