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Belmont Stakes Wide Open As Favorites Pull Out

Interestingly, five of the last nine Belmont winners did just that. Tapwrit won the Belmont Stakes ahead of 3-1 favourite Irish War Cry in the final leg of the US Triple Crown . Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing both skipped the 149th running of the Belmont, and news broke Wednesday that would-be favorite Classic Empire could not make the race due to a hoof abscess. Read More »

Green means go: Garcia looks for another major at US Open


It was the second straight year McIlroy missed the cut at the U.S. Open. Casey, who had shot a six-under-par 66 on Thursday, came unstuck with a disastrous triple-bogey eight on the 14th after teeing off on the 10th hole. Keeler, writing in the Atlanta Journal, dubbed it the "Grand Slam" not in a reference to baseball's ultimate feat, but in tribute to bridge, a sport more akin to golf at the time. Read More »

India favoured to beat Pakistan in final

Amir , however, has once again become a mainstay of the Pakistan team since returning to the side early in 2016, appearing in 47 of the team's 57 matches across all global formats following his comeback. "It's importance to maintain the balance of being confident on your own skill and what you are doing as a team", he added. "History can change, and I hope we can [change it]", he added. Read More »

Unchanged India line-up for Champions Trophy final, hints Kohli

A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval on Sunday. He is now the batting coach of Middlesex. When India began their Champions Trophy campaign against Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4, there were two different schools of thought about the prospects of the two sides. Read More »

Six convicted in 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257

Firoz khan was convicted under charges of conspiracy and murder under sections of IPC, TADA and Explosives Act. The main trial in the case by the TADA court had led to the conviction of 100 accused out of a total of 123 in 2006, while 23 people were acquitted. Read More »

Four players tied for US Open lead

Open at Oakmont, and matched the all-time low for any major of 63. Triple-bogeys have a way of sinking a round, but somehow that wasn't the situation for Paul Casey on Friday at the U.S. He said he'll play a lot and work on his putting in advance of the British Open at Royal Birkdale next month. Fowler's numbers over 24 hours went from 12 fairways, 15 greens and 27 putts to 11 fairways, 12 greens and 31 putts. Read More »

Amit Shah rules out bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan

Arthur is confident that, with key seamer Mohammad Amir fit to come straight back into the team after the back spasm which ruled him out on Wednesday, Pakistan can consign their Birmingham misadventure to history. Though they're the favorites to win, Indian captain Virat Kohli has been quick to not underestimate a resurgent Pakistani side. With two quality pacers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah , both of whom have maintained less than five runs per over economy rate on flat ... Read More »

Mickey Arthur: Final will be about 'us' and not India

While Virat Kohli wished the hockey team luck, former striker Jugraj Singh, a member of Hockey India's coaching staff, said: "We are aware of India's cricket final but we want to focus on our match". "I think India is heavy on experience, something that Pakistan lacks", he continued. "We had a good chat today just before we came down to the ground". Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alvaro Morata, Wayne Rooney and Andrea Belotti

Morata wants his future fixed within the fortnight and Jose Mourinho is keen for United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to handle business quickly. Linked to team selection, is the fact that Morata was not a key member of the Real Madrid squad last season. Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we'll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Read More »

What you need to know about the Warriors parade


Not one day after the Golden State Warriors bested the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to take home their second championship trophy in three years, Twitter blew up with word that the NBA's top team would be spurning an invitation to the Trump White House. Read More »

Terror victim snub by Saudi footballers shocks Australia

But while his teammates ignored the directives of honoring the terror victims, Faraj, 27, solemnly held his hands behind his backs and honor the victims. Two Australians were among the eight people killed in the London Bridge atrocity but when the Australia team lined up in the centre circle ahead of the match in Adelaide all bar one of the Saudi players, although remaining silent, continued to warm up for the crucial encounter by jogging and passing balls between each other. Read More »

Cast your vote: Should champion Warriors blow off Trump?

The jubilant players hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy and gave high fives to their fans as confetti filled the air. Curry and his wife, Ayesha, then took a family photo with the girls on a night to remember. Durant talked about the Dubs being built largely through the draft and clever trades over the years. The impending loss of the Warriors to San Francisco was on the minds of some fans who came out to cheer, though many threw the word "dynasty" around and expected one more championship ... Read More »

What's Kohli's view on bilateral series with Pakistan?


In an innings affected by rain, consequently shortened to 48 overs against the normal 50, India were superior throughout. Kohli even complimented Yuvraj Singh's performance and said that he felt like a club batsman while batting alongside him. Read More »

Andy Murray overcomes tough Del Potro in French Open


World No. 1 Any Murray looked like world No. 1 Andy Murray on Saturday, winning a tight two sets before rolling to victory over No. 29-seeded former Slam victor Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (8), 7-5, 6-0 at the French Open . - The Swiss will face Richard Gasquet or Gael Monfils in the next round. Carina Witthoeft turned up late for her third round match against second-seeded Karolina Pliskova at the French Open . Read More »

Mexico isn't afraid of Cristiano Ronaldo, but should it be?

Mexico are seasoned in the competition and are making their seventh Confed Cup appearance. Should the 1999 winners get the result they are hoping for against group favourites Portugal in their opening fixture, boss Juan Carlos Osorio will be confident of guiding this squad into at least the semi-finals this time around. Read More »

McIlroy misses cut after 'shooting himself in foot'

Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain. I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did. "I just didn't execute". It was another picture ideal day as golfers started the second round of the U.S. Jason Day , of Australia, hits from a bunker on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . Read More »

Pakistan's Amir fit for Champions Trophy final

India , on the other side have looked a balanced side with both their batting and bowling departments having managed to click throughout the tournament. " India has a strong batting and if they put up a big total it will mean double pressure for us". They have won nine of the last 10 Champions Trophy games and have a wonderful all-round squad to achieve the feat. Read More »

Ruthless Pakistan beat hosts England in Champions Trophy semis

It also managed just 15 boundaries against Pakistan's disciplined bowlers. The unpredictable Pakistani side bowled and fielded tightly to restrict the host to an underwhelming total of 221 all out and the lowest-ranked team in the tournament knocked off the runs in style with a massive 12.5 overs to spare ending England's quest to secure their first trophy in a 50-over global tournament . Read More »

Will play attacking cricket against India: Sarfaraz Ahmed


Cricket's biggest rivalry has become a bit of a dud. India won by 124 runs, its seventh win out of 10 one-day internationals since 2010. As it has been throughout the tournament, the odds continue to be stacked against Ahmed's boys in the final as well. Read More »

Pakistan 'turnaround' impresses Indian captain Kohli

Former Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, opener Shikhar Dhawan, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar, former cricketer Mohammad Kaif, former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith, former England player Michael Vaughan were among others to congratulate Kohli and his boys for emphatic victory. Read More »

New Man United signing sends warning to his team-mates

The Croatian winger is a known target for Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho , who has received a recent update on the talks from club executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. "He's a great coach and for me to be able to work with him is a great opportunity for me". It makes me very happy. The Spain global has been strongly linked with a switch to Manchester United this summer and is understood to be close to completing a £60m transfer. Read More »