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Younis reaches 10000 Test runs landmark Younis reaches 10000 Test runs landmark
- April 24, 2017

Khan reached this great achievement by scoring his 23rd runs in his innings in the ongoing Test match against West Indies on Sunday. The records and achievements in Khan's resume are un-ending and Pakistani cricket will surely miss a star in its team once he retires. (more...)
Bucks fall to Raptors, playoff series even at one Bucks fall to Raptors, playoff series even at one
- April 24, 2017

The same player who averaged 21.2 points-per-game in the regular season managed to average just 13.5 ppg during that nine-game stretch , before busting out of his slump with 33 points in Game 3 of the second round against Miami. "He's human. Everybody has a night like that", said Casey after the game. "We got their attention". The Clippers do have the resident talent, so this one is by no means over, though, their problematic history is going to have the criticism dial cranked up to 10 if ... (more...)
ICC Champions Trophy: Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka ICC Champions Trophy: Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka
- April 24, 2017

Also making a return will be pacer Lasith Malinga. Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said Lasith Malinga was also being inducted into the squad after almost two years and was fully fit to play in England. Nuwan Kulasekera, 13. Kapugedera's inclusion is likely thanks to good performances in the ongoing provincial one-day tournament, in which he has scored two hundreds in four innings. (more...)
Leafs tighten up, fail to clinch playoff berth against plucky Lightning Leafs tighten up, fail to clinch playoff berth against plucky Lightning
- April 24, 2017

The schedule will be announced shortly, but the first game will be in Washington in a few days, and we know what to say: Go Leafs Go. In the NHL's version of the Hunger Games, the odds are not in Toronto's favour. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 30 shots for the Jackets, who are set for a first-round matchup against Pittsburgh . While the Maple Leafs only need one win to clinch their playoff spot, if they hit the wall in terms of play another team might come up to steal the spot. (more...)
Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic vows to 'come back even stronger' Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic vows to 'come back even stronger'
- April 24, 2017

But while that would be achieved by finishing in top four, they can also do this through winning the Europa League, too. "We have to respect that but they are important injuries". Speaking prior to his side's 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday, Mourinho said: "The injuries are really big". '[Against City] I will rotate players again and let's see what we can do. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: Man United midfielder Paul Pogba could be derby doubt Jose Mourinho: Man United midfielder Paul Pogba could be derby doubt
- April 24, 2017

In doing so he cost another £8.5 million (€10 million) payment to Monaco, a clause being triggered by Martial reaching 25th goals for the club. United move a single point behind rivals Manchester City in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification ahead of Friday morning's AEST pivotal derby clash at the Etihad Stadium, while Burnley have won only one of their last 11 league matches and remain 15th, five points above the relegation zone. (more...)
National Basketball Association roundup: Grizzlies get even with Spurs National Basketball Association roundup: Grizzlies get even with Spurs
- April 24, 2017

In the last two games, the Spurs have a defensive rating of 111.8, which is worse than the number put up by the last-ranked Lakers in the regular season. He finished with 16 points. Centre Maker again started for the Bucks and he scored seven points to go with four rebounds and two assists while Dellavedova had two points, two rebounds and three assists off the bench. (more...)
Ramos-Vinolas upsets Cilic in Monte Carlo Ramos-Vinolas upsets Cilic in Monte Carlo
- April 24, 2017

Murray's serve, in particular, was the source of many problems and he was broken by the 15th seed on seven occasions - the first time that's happened in a best of three sets match since he lost to Rafael Nadal at the same venue in 2011. (more...)
Nadal shuts out 10th French Open talk Nadal shuts out 10th French Open talk
- April 24, 2017

The fourth seed, who is also targeting a 10th Roland Garros trophy this year, was always in command as he claimed his first ATP title since triumphing in Barcelona a year ago. "I think that he was a little bit better in everything. When he's a little bit better in everything, the difference after, it's what we saw in the match", said the 29-year-old. (more...)
Messi sinks Real Madrid to keep Barcelona in La Liga title race Messi sinks Real Madrid to keep Barcelona in La Liga title race
- April 24, 2017

However, nobody can argue that Messi is at least in the conversation for the greatest player of all-time, if not the very best period. Barcelona struggled on the night but Messi led them through the game and was the decisive figure on a dramatic occasion that leaves the Spanish title race wide open. (more...)
Butler, Bulls Battle Celtics in Game 2 Butler, Bulls Battle Celtics in Game 2
- April 24, 2017

Having edged out the opening game of the series, Chicago proved that was no fluke in Game 2 as Fred Hoiberg's squad again played physical, old-school basketball to beat down the Celtics. "Me and Isaiah have known each other since we were kids", Bradley said. Butler came through with 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists while making only one three, and Chicago knocked down 10 triples as a team. (more...)
Giant-killer Ramos-Vinolas strikes again in Monte Carlo Giant-killer Ramos-Vinolas strikes again in Monte Carlo
- April 24, 2017

Murray would save three break points in the ninth game but Ramos-Vinolas broke him at the next opportunity, leaving him to serve for the match . His reward is a Friday quarter-final against Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic , who motored past number nine seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-6 (7/0). (more...)
Kuraly's OT goal lifts Bruins past Senators
- April 24, 2017

Sean Kuraly , who was inserted into the lineup for Game 5 in place of Ryan Spooner, scored his first two National Hockey League goals, including the second/third game-winner for the Bruins. "We expected a hard fought, long, grinding, gruelling series and that's what we've got", said Ottawa's Dion Phaneuf. "I don't know how to explain it any better than they're pushing, we're pushing and it goes to double overtime and anything can happen". (more...)
Younis in record-breaking form again to reach 10000 Test runs Younis in record-breaking form again to reach 10000 Test runs
- April 24, 2017

Misbah-ul-Haq (5*) and Asad Shafiq (5*) would survive until the umpires called play off for bad light. Veteran batsman Younis Khan has become the first Pakistani cricketer to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket as his team reached reach 201-4 in reply to West Indies' 286-10 on the third day of the rain-affected first Test here at the Sabina Park, Kingston . (more...)
Gayle first to hit 10000 Twenty20 runs Gayle first to hit 10000 Twenty20 runs
- April 24, 2017

Gayle had the milestone on his mind in his 290th Twenty20 as he ran three singles off his first five deliveries to achieve the feat after Raina won the toss and opted to field. Brendon McCullum continued his scintillating form for the Gujarat Lions with 72 runs off just 44 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore . Chris Gayle , AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli and Shane Watson have stood up to their reputation but not in unison. (more...)
Pacers looking for hometown love, less of Cleveland's Love in Game 3 Pacers looking for hometown love, less of Cleveland's Love in Game 3
- April 24, 2017

Facing an 0-2 deficit in their best-of-seven series , the Pacers return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, hoping to get a little love from their fans and a lot less ( Kevin) Love from the Cavaliers. George named names, though the Pacers seemed to take no offence. Teague injured his right wrist in the second half and coach Nate McMillan said the starting guard will undergo X-rays. (more...)
Three things to watch for: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets Three things to watch for: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
- April 24, 2017

Those two players and those two teams will meet each other in a first-round playoff series starting this weekend in Houston. Yes, Westbrook has shown, contrary to many predictions , there is life in OKC after Kevin Durant. Both Harden and Westbrook spend inordinate amounts of time on-court with the ball in their hands and are capable of creating their own shot, and/or getting to the rim at any moment. (more...)
Monaco end 13-year wait for Champions League semi-final spot Monaco end 13-year wait for Champions League semi-final spot
- April 24, 2017

Monaco joined Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the last four of Europe's premier club competition, becoming the first French team to achieve the feat since Olympique Lyonnais in 2010. Benjamin Mendy's fierce 25-metre strike was parried by Roman Burki into the path of Mbappe, who coolly slotted home to put the hosts ahead. Monaco made the most of that let-off and were 2-0 up in the 17th minute. (more...)
Frustrated Ronaldo wants Real fans to stop booing him Frustrated Ronaldo wants Real fans to stop booing him
- April 24, 2017

He came into the series against Bayern in a scoring drought of almost seven months in the European tournament, and had scored only once in his last five Madrid games in all competitions. We kept a cool head. "In the first half we could have put the tie to bed, we had some clear-cut chances and perhaps we paid the price for not taking them after the break". (more...)
Conte takes blame for Chelsea's defeat at Old Trafford Conte takes blame for Chelsea's defeat at Old Trafford
- April 24, 2017

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for the hosts seven minutes into the first half and Ander Herrera scored the second goal just four minutes into the second half, reports EFe. There was an element of the unknown in the way he approached the game; this wasn't a standard No.9 Chelsea were up against. When he does things quickly I don't think there are many defenders who can live with him. (more...)