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US Open leaderboard crowded at the top

The Northern Irishman managed five birdies but also bogeyed four holes on Day 2 which was a vast improvement on his first round 78. The Englishman then sat back and watched as compatriot Tommy Fleetwood and Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman each carded 2-under 70 to join him at the top of a crowded leaderboard at 7-under-par. Read More »

Champions Trophy final: 'Pressure is more on India'

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No, I think we could have had a big total. To understand just how Pakistan have made it here, one has to go back to the nightmare that played out in front of Arthur's eyes on June 4 at Edgbaston. But sometimes it does not work, especially on this kind of wicket and bowling in the second half is always hard. "But it ended up changing the whole game for us", an elated Kohli said after the match. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Aamir Sohail accuses Pakistan of fixing matches

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The India captain now has scores of 81 n.o., 0, 76 n.o. and 96 n.o.in four innings at the tournament and it seems like he has barely broken sweat. He only had six ODI wickets prior to this match yet dismissed both Bangladesh top-scorers Tamim Iqbal (70) and Mushfiqur Rahim (61) on his way to figures of two for 22 in six overs. Read More »

Parade marking Warriors' title roars in Oakland

James teamed up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. Despite being on a squad alongside Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green , Kevin Durant believes several Warriors' road to the league should be considered before casting them as a juggernaut. Read More »

Pakistan ready to 'change history' against India

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The stakes have seldom been higher for the competing teams. Meanwhile, Indian fans already predict the victor of the Champions Trophy and have been enjoying the moments. Azhar was confident that his players will good enough to give their best in the high-voltage encounter. India refuse to play against us (in Pakistan's adopted home of the United Arab Emirates). Read More »

Paul Casey rallies after triple-bogey for share of US Open lead

Open wide open and there for the taking. McIlroy turned for home, knowing that he would need to get four or five birdies on the way back but three bogeys in a row from holes 1 to 3 - his 10th-12th - ended his chances. Open and that his chances of adding a second successive major would improve if the course toughened up in the upcoming rounds. That led to a double bogey, which hurt him as badly as making only one birdie. Read More »

Big names bow out at US Open

Open wide open and there for the taking. Over the final few holes, with Justin Rose struggling to try to make the cut and McIlroy finally playing well, Day was simply trying to stay out of the way. Day and McIlroy never had much of a chance, both out of the picture before Johnson even teed off. To which McIlroy replied: "That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses. Read More »

Matsuyama's 65 puts him in the hunt

Spieth now sits at even par overall for the tournament, and he entered the clubhouse in a tie for 45th place, seven strokes behind leaders Paul Casey , Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka . "So that kind of takes the advantage away from the bombers". Only a birdie at the last hole prevented the 29-year-old Day from equalling his worst score in golf's four big dances - a second-round 80 at the 2012 US PGA Championship. Read More »

Leaderboard logjam at US Open as top names miss cut

The Madison-area native will recall the standing ovation he received from spectators at the course's largest grandstand. Na said he got some support from some of his colleagues. Schauffele, 23, started the day with four pars before birdieing the fifth, pulling him even with the first-round leader. Casey then reignited his charge birding his eighth hole and ended the run with a "3" at his 12th. Read More »

Ryan Blaney Wins Axalta Pocono 400

Brandt Jobe won the PGA Tour Champions event at Des Moines, Iowa, by one stroke, shooting a 3-under-par 69 and finishing at 14-under 202 for his first victory in 19 years. The green flag flies to start the race at the Pocono Raceway. "That was our only weakness". "I think he has a great personality - I would encourage him to show that more. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy final: Pakistan has nothing to lose, says Azhar Mahmood

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His 96 not out saw Kohli end the match with almost 10 overs to spare by hitting a four off Sabbir Rahman. Bangladesh had an initial breakthrough, but could not stop runs and break the partnership between Kohli and Rohit Sharma. "If Pakistan is winning, then why bring up references to match fixing?" " India has a strong batting and if they put up a big total it will mean double pressure for us". Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017 | Mohammad Amir expected to be fit for the final

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London :Heading into the semi-final clash of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 encounter between India vs Bangladesh, there was some hostility prior to the game. "Losing those two wickets to an occasional bowler obviously didn't help". As soon as the news spread across the world, even Pakistani extremists announced, "If Pakistan wins the ICC champions trophy defeating India in finals, each Pakistani cricketer shall be bestowed with 72 virgins". Read More »

Wisconsinite Steve Stricker in position for weekend berth at Erin Hills

Rory McIlroy's pre-tournament comments looked set to prove disappointingly accurate as he battled to avoid missing the cut for the second year running in the US Open . The world's fourth-ranked player birdied six of his first eight holes, shooting 6-under 30 going out. Major champions Bubba Watson, Jimmy Walker , Charl Schwartzel and Jason Dufner also missed . Read More »

Jadhav credits Dhoni for his game-changing spell against Bangladesh

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There is no reason for you (Sarfraz) to rejoice. "They have got some really experienced players who have played in big pressure games, they know how to handle these kind of situations and I think this is a tactic that works for them", Dravid who is an 'ESPNcricinfo Match Day analyst right now, said. Read More »

Defending champion Johnson out of US Open

McIlroy and Jason Day never recovered from theirs. Over the past five years, nobody has been a stronger player in the U.S. Open . Fowler leads by one shot from England's Paul Casey and lowly ranked American Xander Schauffele. "It doesn't affect the game plan one bit, and it doesn't really affect the mindset", he said. "Obviously, I paid the price for it today". Bill Haas also is off to a nice start, with three birdies and no bogeys through his first eight holes. Read More »

Benfica star Talisca admits Manchester United move is his dream

Real Madrid are apparently aiming to calm the situation and want to talk to Ronaldo once his anger has subsided. In a Q&A with MUTV , he added: "I've spoken to him". Lindelof will be the first of a few signings to arrive at United in the summer transfer window. With Mourinho and Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes well connected at United, what would be the biggest transfer of all time in terms of the fee, the wages and the image rights would set records aplenty of it comes to pass at last. Read More »

Juventus Rejects Chelsea's Bid For Sandro

Interesting choice of words with which to follow up the bid rejection, which could easily be interpreted to mean, just as the Mail have , that Juventus wouldn't stand in the 26-year-old's way if he decided he wanted to leave. He added: " I do not know how Alex Sandro reacted ". "Players are always their own boss". While the Blues failed with the bid, Conte and co are expected to go back in for Sandro soon. Read More »

Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid?

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Cristiano Ronaldo's words yesterday were a bombshell to the football world, the Real Madrid star telling his Portuguese team-mates that his time in Spain was over. Spanish prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the player accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) by hiding his image rights income between 2011 and 2014. Read More »

Team remained in good spirits after India loss: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed

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Now, Bangladesh will have to face the defending champions India on Thursday before moving ahead to the finals. It seemed Pakistani batsmen were batting on a different pitch during the chase as they cruised to complete the target in 37.1 overs, after openers Azhar Ali (76 off 100) and Fakhar Zaman (57 off 58) provided a flawless start. Read More »

I'm leaving Madrid and there's no turning back - Ronaldo

NAIJ.com takes a look at 5 possible clubs Ronaldo could join if he is to leave Real Madrid this summer. It said that Ronaldo was "deeply disenchanted" with the allegations against him. "The relationship [between Ronaldo and Mourinho] in Madrid wasn't the best but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to go back to Manchester where he is very grateful of what happened". Read More »

Abbas urges Pakistan to take revenge against India

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There is no reason for you (Sarfraz) to be so happy. "But (we have told him) if he has any doubt, he should let us know". As long as I'm sticking to the line of the stumps, it's always a risk for them: if you miss, you're going to get out. Former cricketers from both Pakistan and India took to Twitter to support their former teams. "The likes of Sarfraz (Ahmed ) and his boys are used to all this. Read More »

US Open Day One

He smoothed that out on Friday, and had better results. BROOKS KOEPKA , Paul Casey , Tommy Fleetwood and Brian Harman share the 36-hole lead at the U.S. S. Open held by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, who each shot 7- under 63 at Baltusrol in 1980. You know, I've got four weeks off now. "I saw some positives on the back nine to take into next week and, even though this is disappointing, the last two rounds will serve me well in this busy summer". Read More »