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Champions Trophy Final: Punters peg Team India as favorite

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He has no doubt Pakistan can rise to the occasion. From that point onward, previous Pakistan players and skippers are envious of how Pakistan has so far expanded. "I'm extremely proud of the boys, the coaching staff, the management, everything". Hasan urged his fans to pray that he is able pull his celebratory moves "three, four, five times" in Sunday's final. Read More »

Four-way tie for lead at the US Open

Open. The little lefty from Georgia has a chance to make a little history at Erin Hills . A chip went sailing past the pin, leaving a long putt to save par which was duly missed . "I need to get competitive rounds, a card in my hand", he said. Harris English, who is 4 under after a second-round 69, said the greens on his last few holes "were firming up". Read More »

Ross Moriarty ruled out of British and Irish Lions tour

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The Lions suffered criticism for favouring geographical proximity over meritocratic selection, in drafting in the Wales quartet of Gareth Davies , Cory Hill , Kristian Dacey and Tomas Francis , who were already in New Zealand with their national side. Read More »

Ronaldo : Portugal forward thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva

KAZAN, Russia (AP ) - Portugal is not anxious about Cristiano Ronaldo being distracted at the Confederations Cup by talk of his possible departure from Real Madrid . "He is taking this competition very seriously and is fully focused on training and on the match against Mexico ". Two weeks ago, he had also scored twice in the Champions League final to lead Madrid to its second consecutive title in the European club competition. Read More »

Why Rickie Fowler is in good spirits despite a back-9 fade

Defending champion Dustin Johnson (+4), Rory McIlroy (+5) and Jason Day (+10) will all miss the weekend after their struggles. He three-putted on No. Open-like, but not as firm as they're going to get if we don't get any rain. Just didn't execute, unfortunately". It didn't for McIlroy , either. But Erin Hills ended up being the proverbial good walk spoiled for the top players in the world. Read More »

Kohli impressed by Pakistan 'turnaround'

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England skipper Eoin Morgan had opined that Pakistan had an advantage as they had played their last game in Group B against Sri Lanka on the very same pitch just two days before meeting the hosts. The ball will directly come on to the bat in the first half of the match, and later, it may favor the spinners. Confidence has undoubtedly soared in the past three matches and if that mindset can be kept at The Oval on Sunday then India will need to be on their guard. Read More »

Why Pakistan need to show dominance in ICC Champions Trophy

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One of the key players during Pakistan's successful campaign at the 1992 World Cup, Sohail's most infamous moment on the cricket field was at the 1996 World Cup when he got into an altercation with India pacer Venkatesh Prasad before being bowled off the very next delivery. Read More »

Gary's Word: Warriors parade

Which seems to be the message from these Warriors , who enter the offseason with surprisingly little drama despite 10 of their 15 players heading for free agency. It's not clear that anyone was demanding it from the Cavs for most of the season. So what follows is which player most portrays a principle the most. Read More »

India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017

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That's how we want to play and I think that's how you have to play one-day cricket now. It has played as though it has nothing to lose, with a freedom to express its skills, which is commendable considering the situation it found itself in. Read More »

5 memorable Pakistan-India spats

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Batting first, and setting a score, has been a tough ask throughout the knockout phase of the tournament so far, and I don't see that as Pakistan's strength. A distinct similarity has been the roles of Inzamam-ul-Haq, who had just made his ODI debut in 1991, and Fakhar Zaman who like Inzamam played a crucial knock in the semis. Read More »

Top Three Miss Cut At US Open As Four Others Share Lead

OVERNIGHT leader Rickie Fowler has slipped off the pace in the second round of the US Open , with four players now sharing the lead. "It's still Saturday - 36 holes is a very long time in a U.S. It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions - mainly, soft conditions - low scores don't distract from the tournament. It was super soft at Congressional in 2011 when McIlroy set the 54-hole record (199) and 72-hole record (268) in an eight-shot victory. Read More »

Top three miss cut at US Open, leaving four-way tie for lead

Last year's victor and world number one Johnson , who arrived late in Wisconsin after staying in California for the birth of his second child, added a one-over-par 73 to his opening 75 to finish on four-over 148, three off the cut line. The 32-year-old American had arrived at Erin Hills brimming with confidence, buoyed by the birth on Monday of his second son, and ready to tear into a course suited to his big-hitting game. Read More »

Over 1 million expected at Warriors parade in Oakland

The 2017 National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors are one of the greatest rosters ever assembled, but one of their star players doesn't believe they should be considered a superteam. Fans started lining up Wednesday night at Lake Merritt to get a good spot for the event. But I have a strong feeling that if and when the time comes to make a decision, the Warriors will embrace the opportunity to take a stand. Read More »

Andy Murray: 'I may not compete for Slam titles in three years'

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In 1999, Andre Agassi was declared player of the year by both the ATP and the ITF even though Agassi had a 1-4 losing record to Sampras". Potential quarter-final opponents include Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while former US Open champion and 2012 Aegon Championships victor Marin Cilic is a possible semi-final foe. Read More »

Spanish prosecutors accuse Cristiano Ronaldo of $16.5 million tax fraud

If convicted on all charges, Ronaldo could get a 5 year prison term - though it's unlikely he'll serve a single minute behind bars as a first time non-violent offender. Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities out of $21.8 million (AUD). Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine past year. Read More »

Hurt and angry Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid

Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo , 32, of defrauding the authorities of millions of Euros in tax , which he has denied. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the true amount of income made from image rights, among other means of illegally reducing the amount of tax he paid. Read More »

Spieth still believes in US Open chances

It's frustrating but I don't let it bother me". This might have been more than anyone was expecting. None has ever won a major, and neither have the next 14 players behind them. 6 hole to attend to the unidentified man, who was reported to not be breathing and not have a pulse. The record for a lowest cut was 1-over 145 at Medinah in 1990. Read More »

Stanley Cup Not That Simple

There is plenty of evidence pointing in both directions. Filip Forsberg , the most unsafe Predator and someone who also notched 31 this season, also landed only his first of the final in Game 4 and it came into an empty net. "His defense is equally as good for me". We can play him with anybody. They got more, just not almost enough against Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators . Read More »

US Open at Erin Hills

Last year's victor and world number one Johnson, who arrived late in Wisconsin after staying in California for the birth of his second child, added a one-over-par 73 to his opening 75 to finish on four-over 148, three off the cut line. Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship a month ago, had a 70 and was at 5-under 139 along with a pair of U.S. Open newcomers. He opened Thursday with a 9-over 81. Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins French Open title for 10th time

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After the heartbreak of losing the Australian Open final to Roger Federer earlier in the year, emotion overcame Nadal after the match, but he was ruthless for its entirety. "On paper, when you look at the scores, it all seems fairly easy", Nadal said. Wawrinka will be the third oldest victor of the men's title if he succeeds against all the odds on Sunday. Read More »

Rory McIlroy dismisses Twitter criticism after US Open exit

Open rookie Xander Schauffele in a most peculiar debut for the 11-year-old golf course. Asked about McIlroy and Day also missing the cut, last year's champion Johnson said putting was the difference. "I played well enough to be contention at Erin Hills, let alone make the cut and it's disappointing. I guess it's rare you get through a U.S. Open or any major without some kind of hiccup". Read More »

Herrera gunning for Super Cup win over Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho's side won the Community Shield and EFL Cup before finishing the campaign with a 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final, a result that saw them lift the trophy for the first time and claim a place in next season's Champions League . Read More »