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ICC Champions Trophy: You can't rest on your laurels, says Virat Kohli

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It was not a mental thing. "We just didn't play well", he said. "Tournaments are little bit different". You can not be complacent or take any team lightly. Pakistan's unrivalled ability to go from the simply very bad to the sublime has always been a feature of their play. Two run-outs of skipper AB de Villiers (16) and David Miller (1) within the space of six deliveries triggered the slide from which they could never recover. Read More »

Draymond Green blaming LeBron James for starting 'super teams' is ridiculous

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The Warriors' victory on Monday night peaked with 29.5 million viewers and was an increase of 20 percent from the 20.9 million who watched Game 5 past year. He was vilified in 2010 when he left the Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat where he won two National Basketball Association titles before returning to Cleveland four years later and delivering the city their firstNBA championship in 2016. Read More »

Justin Thomas sets US Open record with 9-under 63

It's hard to make a lot of birdies for me around here. They were joined by Harman and Fleetwood , who each had a 70. Still to be determined was who made it to the weekend, and where the cut would fall. "We're a pretty big golf family". KEY STATISTIC: The cut, at 1 over, tied a U.S. Open record set in 1990 at Medinah. Johnson also missed the cut at the Memorial, so this was the first time since 2013 (Pebble Beach, Riviera) that he has missed the cut in consecutive events. Read More »

It's completely unfair to question LeBron's legacy after this Finals loss

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His unbelievable performances are the reason why many people compare him to Michael Jordan , and James even has a chance to surpass Jordan as the greatest player of all time . "I can't believe it, but I have to", Durant said recently of where he is after a decade. Sure, it's tough to bet against any LeBron James-led team, but the G Dubs just had too much fire power for The King and his Cavs to compete with this year. Read More »

Sohail to Sarfraz: Keep controversies aside, focus on Champions Trophy final

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They seem to have planned their attack better in the last three matches, yet they must be wondering how to distribute the crucial 20 overs between the two spinners, attacking leg-spinner Shadab Khan and left-arm Imad Wasim. "I said it before the England game, if we put our "A" game together and do the basics well, we can beat anybody". "We have changed nothing from the day we came here", he added. Read More »

US Open leaderboard 2017

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Four others have shot 63 in the U.S. Open: Johnny Miller in 1973, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf in 1980, Vijay Singh in 2003 - all on courses with lower par totals. Open leaderboard could see a lot of changes on what is known as "moving day". He bogeyed the 11th, 12th and 13th holes and missed a short birdie putt on the par-five 14th. Read More »

Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 in US Open

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CARRY MY BAG, PLEASE: Jimmy Johnson has now carried the bag for two players to shoot 63 in a major: Thomas on Saturday, and Steve Stricker at the 2011 PGA. For all his good work, the Englishman needed a ideal pitch shot to save his round. No one had a chance. Former US Open winners Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer are having shocker Saturdays, with 2015 champion Spieth carding a 76 and 2014 victor Kaymer five-over on his round and two-over for the tournament. Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India win toss, put Pakistan into bat

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The cricket fans, not only from India and Pakistan , but across the globe had marked their calendar for June 4 when the two arch-rivals met each other for the first time since T20 World Cup in 2016. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur confirmed pace bowler Mohammad Amir is fit to play at The Oval after missing the semi-final against England with back spasms. Read More »

Kohli simply the best, says De Villiers

Coming back to cricket , India and Pakistan have only met in one ICC final - the 2007 World Twenty20 showpiece, which was won by India . "Based on what we've seen in their past three games, you have to believe Pakistan have a fair chance". Read More »

Manchester United 'told versatile Tottenham star Eric Dier will cost £50m'

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According to The Telegraph though, he may have trouble convincing the United hierarchy to splash out a whopping £50m on the England global, even though he's seen as the long-term replacement for Michael Carrick . The Spain global had been expected to move to Old Trafford next season. Tottenham will be desperate to keep him, and especially given it's a direct rival interested, but time will tell if Dier is ready to push for a move to Man Utd this summer. Read More »

India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy Final

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Even Pakistan is doing well. "I think Virat is really doing well and India will win", said a fan from Vadodara . Gautam Gambhir was the star with the bat for India , hitting 75 off 54 balls to get the total to 157/5 against a spirited Pakistan performance in the field, but Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 16-ball 30 proved a crucial cameo. Read More »

Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko to vie for first Slam final berth

I started off really, really well. For many years, big things have happened for me at Roland Garros. "To play a semifinal of Roland Garros on your birthday, I think it's really nice", said Ostapenko, who lost first round previous year. "I hope I can enjoy it". The women's tournament will have a first time Grand Slam champion on Saturday. However, the youngster was able to seize the advantage in set two, moving a double-break up at 5-2 before play was suspended. Read More »

Champions Trophy-17 Finals: U-19 Heroes!

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India have been in fine form throughout the tournament but the way Pakistan outplayed hosts and pre-tournament favourites England in the semi-final is proof that they have the side capable of pulling off a shock on their day. But, they have bounced back in style, ousting South Africa in a must-win match before a clinical win over Bangladesh in the semi-final. India are the current defending champions. Read More »

'Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confed Cup' says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva

The Portuguese sports daily A Bola published a front-page story Friday saying that Ronaldo was upset with the accusations made against him and that his decision was "irreversible". Of course, Portugal showed in last year's Euro final that it can be a team that's tough to beat even without Ronaldo on the field. He also scored important goals in the decisive stages of the Spanish league, a competition Madrid won this season for the first time in five years. Read More »

India, Pakistan face each other at Champions Trophy final clash in London

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It's a box office encounter that is likely to smash global TV viewing records. Pakistan knocked out hosts England by beating them in the semi-final by eight wickets. With Pakistan's front-line pacer Mohammad Amir declared fit to play in the final after sitting out the previous match, he alongside new ball bowler Junaid Khan will be the key against India to provide their side with early breakthroughs. Read More »

Sourav Ganguly heckled in London by Pakistani fans

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VS: (After having a hearty laugh) I would like to tell our viewers that we have had to do commentary for two extra overs because it was so important for Dada to show these stats to our viewers. Post-retirement, Sehwag has turned to commentary and has taken social media by storm with his one-liners on Twitter and candid confessions regarding his playing career. Read More »

Real bags 12th European title

Marco Asensio hit the fourth in the dying minutes after Marcelo worked space on the left wing and sent a low cross into his path from just inside the area. "To score four goals against Juve was not easy to do". While Ronaldo is the man who applies the killer blow, Modricis the team's strategist, quietly working to create avenues and openings for Madrid to capitalise on. Read More »

Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans

After the game, Puig admitted to stooping down the hecklers' level. Kluber is the seventh pitcher in Major League Baseball history to reach the milestone in less than 150 career games, and the fastest Cleveland Indian in franchise history to accomplish the feat. Read More »

CT 2017: Waqar Younis lashes out at Eoin Morgan for pitch complaint

That is out of England's hands, but you have to adapt, it's as simple as that. Pakistan would bowl brilliantly restricting the flow of runs and knocking England over for 211, a target they chased easily. "We've got a long way to go until we reach the level we want to get to and a level I believe we're good enough to get to". "No one recognised us". He adds it means the team are out of a tournament they could have won: "They had all bases covered: powerful batting and a bowling ... Read More »

Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 at US Open

With 12 players within two shots of the lead, the U.S. Open leaderboard could see a lot of changes on what is known as "moving day". He also won the 2014 John Deere Classic. The USGA is providing complimentary bottled water the rest of the week. The cut was at 1-over 145, tying a U.S. Open record set in 1990 at Medinah. Johnson was hitting it so well that he appeared to be safe even when he was on the cut line. Read More »

Forget group win over Pakistan, India's Virat Kohli warns before final

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After three games in which they have given increasingly polished performances, the energy in the Pakistan camp has reached fever pitch and the coach sees no reason to quell it. "Sri Lanka batted exceptionally well there". India have some wonderful batsmen in Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli , and the trio has scored quality runs in the competition so far. Read More »

Champions Trophy Final: Punters peg India as favorite

Even Pakistan is doing well. India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma , Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya , Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav. Read More »

Justin Thomas powers into US Open contention with thrilling round

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Paul Casey is one of the joint leaders after an up and down round of one under par, he took an eight on the par-5 14, but bounced back brilliantly with 5 birdies in his last 11 holes to save his round. "Even though it's very disappointing to not be here on the weekend, I think these last two rounds will serve me well going into the summer", McIlroy said. Read More »