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Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy

Woakes, a key member of England's one-day global side, managed just two overs with the new ball against the Tigers before going off with a left side strain and played no further part in a match where the all-rounder was not required to bat.



England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues in Trophy opener

All-rounder Shahid Afridi on Friday put his weight behind the Indian cricket team and said the Virat Kohli-led squad holds an edge over Pakistan in the upcoming Champions Trophy Group B match at Edgbaston on June 4 . "We have worked on that", said the 32-year-old Azhar, who has been recalled for the Champions Trophy. India has won all the two warm-up games very comfortably and this will boost the confidence of the team while Pakistan also won the warm up match but not so convincingly.



Cristiano Ronaldo set to break new ground at Champions League final

It was a rare setback in a career that continues to deliver, even as he has had to increasingly accept being on the sidelines to stay fresh for the big occasions. Bonucci and Chiellini have turned in many a masterclass at the back throughout their career, but the way they shut down the Barcelona triumvirate was so impressive.



After a dunkfest in Game 1, Cavs must slow Warriors at rim

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant answers questions after Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. Durant, playing in his first Finals since 2012 when his former Oklahoma City team lost to Miami, scored 38 points in his return to the NBA's championship series and also stood his ground admirably while defending James.


Predators lose again to the Penguins

Predators lose again to the Penguins

The Penguins won Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, 4-1, on Wednesday night with a much more commanding performance than their odd 5-3 win over the Predators in Monday's Game 1 . A Phil Kessel shot grazed Wilson's stick before it was knocked into the net by the skates of Nashville's Vernon Fiddler . Malkin's shot sent Rinne to the bench in favor of backup Juuse Saros , who made his playoff debut.