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Arthur confident India 'aberration' behind Pakistan


With eight wins in the teams' previous 10 World Cup and Champions Trophy meetings, India are firm favourites but Arthur has taken confidence from their defeat in the group stage by Sri Lanka. Kohli also indicated that he would not be making any change in the Playing XI and would go with the same team that played against Bangladesh in the semi-finals. Read More »

Harman holding on: Savannah native leads US Open

I got off to a pretty good start, which I really haven't done yet, so that was nice. "I made two bad swings on the front nine", Koepka said. Harman fired a 5-under 67 for a 12-under total that puts him one stroke ahead of Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood . Read More »

World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title

Inzamam (60 off 37 balls) joined hands with Miandad (57 not out) to engineer a 87-run stand for the fifth wicket to stem the rot, while Zaman showed no big-game nerves to notch up a 58-ball 57 which eventually helped Pakistan sail through to the final easily. Read More »

Fleetwood, Harman trade birdies at 15 at US Open


Brian Harman stood on the podium with hands on hips, giving answers in the kind of matter-of-fact voice expected from someone used to the spotlight of a major championship. "Oh gosh, Jimmy, be good", he said to caddie Jimmy Johnson when the ball was in the air, and it was close to flawless. "The finish was awesome", Thomas said. Read More »

Louisville's Justin Thomas Sets A US Open Record


With not a single major champion inside the top 16 through three laps, the biggest question going into Sunday Funday is how far back is too far back? For the first time in a major, the top three players in the world all failed to make the cut. Read More »

Pakistan wants to change the myth of India defeats

The official website sells them for £25 (adults) and £5 (children) but there are people who can't make it to the venue for one reason or another and are selling them at a discount on other websites. "I guess what it does is solidify the direction we want to move in". India have named a strong 15-man squad for the five-match One-Day International series against West Indies bowling off in Trinidad and Tobago next week. Read More »

Thomas eyeing maiden major at US Open

Fowler goes into the third round knowing he got away with having something less than his best stuff on Friday, but he's just 1 shot off the lead after 36 holes. McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011, but was a combined 50 over par for his seven other appearances before this week and missed the cut at Oakmont past year following rounds of 77 and 71. Read More »

Seeking answers, Spieth struggles in 3rd round at US Open

Justin Thomas has rocketed into contention at the United States golf Open at Erin Hills with a record-breaking third round. The previous lowest score in relation to par was the eight-under 63 shot by Johnny Miller in the final round of the 1973 Open. Read More »

No pressure on us ahead of ICC CT final: Virat Kohli

His four innings, including three not outs, have left him with a colossal tournament batting average of 253 heading into the final. Indian batsmen have been exceptional in this tournament be it the openers or the middle-order, manned by captain Virat Kohli himself. Read More »

Louis Oosthuizen makes early move at US Open

He made the eagle to get his name in the record book Saturday. There are 68 players who made the cut at the U.S. Open , but a whopping 42 of them are under par. "That means I'm a part of history", he said. "It was a good display - all my own fault - but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did on 14", Casey said. Read More »

Boston Celtics Rumor: Trade With Philly For No.1 Pick Done


Boston got the first overall pick this year in the Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett deal with the Brooklyn Nets , and while the package hasn't been revealed, it's hard to see it not include the 76ers' third overall choice. And maybe moving back was simply about generating a future asset because Boston knew its preferred player would still be available at No. 3. The Sixers mostly want to talk to him and get his medical information. Read More »

Warriors' Andre Iguodala in response to visiting the White House: 'Hell nah'

When talking about Durant's performance in the 2017 Finals, he was nothing but praiseworthy, saying the clutch 3-pointer that won Game 3 for the Dubs will be the lasting memory of the series in his mind. Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob, talking Tuesday on ESPN's First Take, said "I can't believe we're getting this question already, but you know, honestly that's something we'll worry about at the time". Read More »

76ers work out Fultz in case of trade with Celtics

Per reports from Bleacher Report- Marc Stein is reporting that the two teams are in heavy discussions about a possible deal. This always happens, and I think it's as much a product of the media having too much time on its hands and talking itself into longshot possibilities as much as it is a function of teams actively smokescreening their intentions to see if anyone's willing to wow them with a trade offer. Read More »

Costa flirts with AC Milan and Atletico while aiming dig at Conte

Chelsea are hoping to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku to replace Costa this summer but formal proceedings to rubber stamp a world record £90m deal are yet to begin despite much posturing behind the scenes. That deterioration in the personal relationship between manager and player has led to a decision that, on the basis of Costa's performance this season alone, would be hard to explain. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton cuts Sebastian Vettel's lead with victory in Canada

After Verstappen made his lightning start, he appeared to be the strongest placed Red Bull to mount a podium challenge and that continued until lap 11, when his Renault power unit failed. Plum last in the pack, the championship leader began picking off his opponents and by lap 22 he was up to eighth. The pink Force India cars of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon were fifth and sixth after battling among each other on the track - and over the radio - for position down the stretch. Read More »

Kohli turns off social media ahead of Pakistan clash

Wrong. It is a game between a well-balanced Indian side comprising both in-form batsmen and bowlers, versus the Pakistan fast bowlers . "Some teams start very confidently and then they fade off". So, the more relaxed you stay in these kinds of situations, it helps you take better decisions when you are composed and calm mentally. June 17: pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood feels that his team has nothing to lose in the high-octane Champions Trophy final against India and ... Read More »

Pakistan's Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

Both sides have brilliant pacers who are backed by tidy spinners. They have won nine of the last 10 Champions Trophy games and have a wonderful all-round squad to achieve the feat. If Dhawan reaches 50 in the final, he'll have got there more often than any other batsman ever in the Champions Trophy . Pakistan's line-up has changed significantly since that loss, with only four of the XI that faced Zimbabwe selected for the ICC Champions Trophy , namely Azhar Ali , Mohammad ... Read More »

No social media for India's cricket team

After that hiding at Edgbaston, Sarfraz Ahmed's men have beaten South Africa and then stunned England in the semifinals. Since Pakistan's crushing defeat against India on June 4, they have recovered well beating South Africa, Sri Lanka and England to reach the final. Read More »

Toyota lead Le Mans as Porsche suffer setback


Entering his 154th lap shortly after a Safety Car to clear gravel from the circuit, Kobayashi suddenly slowed with the car stuck in first gear. The 24 Hours of Le Mans race is in its 85th year, and fans and race teams alike fly in from all over the globe to take part in this special piece of history. Read More »

Afridi urges Indian government to 'soften stance' on bilateral series

Pakistan suffered a setback just hours before their semi-final against England when pace spearhead Mohammad Amir limped out of the game because of fitness problems. "Our strength has been the fact that we've been able to take wickets, and we've been able to take wickets consistently through the middle periods", explained Arthur. Read More »

Patrick Reed sets early clubhouse target at rain-softened Erin Hills

Harman, a St. Simons Island resident who carded a 67 on Thursday, made birdies Friday at Nos. "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did", Johnson said. About all that save Erin Hills from another onslaught was a forecast for the strongest wind of the week. Koepka, a power-hitting U.S. Ryder Cup team member, said, "I'm pretty chill anyway". Read More »

Didn't deserve to be in semis: du Plessis


Proteas ODI captain AB de Villiers . Barring one over from Hardik Pandya which went for ten runs, the Indian bowlers were tidy and disciplined and kept a check on the flow of runs. The two complemented each other superbly in the first 10 overs, neither offering much to South Africa's openers and each contributing to a very quiet start. Read More »