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Champions Trophy final: India to field first against Pakistan

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Will they be able to overthrow the champions or will Team India repeat in the role? "On their day they can beat any side in the world", the India captain said of Pakistan . Having already made history by reaching the Champions Trophy final for the first time, Sarfraz Ahmed and his men know they have little to lose and all to gain as the tournament's lowest ranked team prepares to play the final. Read More »

Patrick Reed sparkles with 65 in US Open third round

Vijay Singh was the last player to do so during the second round of the 2003 U.S. Open at Olympia Fields. Even that final hole failed to improve his mood. He kept it in the short grass, the secret to Erin Hills that wouldn't appear to be that hard with some of the widest fairways for this major. Thompson won the Kingsmill Championship last month in Virginia for her eighth LPGA Tour title after losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Wants To Leave Real Madrid

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Ronaldo denied the charges and Real backed their player. Ronaldo is now on duty with Portugal in the Confederations Cup . Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has told BBC Radio 5 Live it will be "difficult to change" Cristiano Ronaldo's mind if he has made a decision to leave the club, but he is sure that is not the case. Read More »

Dustin Johnson heading to US Open after birth of second child

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Open with respective scores of 73 and 75. "He really liked the course and feels like it sets up beautifully for his game", David Winkle, Johnson's agent, said to Golfworld . It's not like I gave up. Johnson will have another crack at it on Friday, but failing to take advantage of Thursday's relatively benign conditions could sabotage his chances of making the cut. Read More »

Forget group win over Pakistan, Indian captain Kohli warns before final

Former Pakistan opener Aamir Sohail came under fire for his recent comments against captain Sarfraz Ahmed, where he was seen downplaying his role in the team's miraculous entry into the ICC Champions Trophy final . Everyone is aware of the talent they have - they can beat any side in the world . "I would back a guy like Hardik who provides you so much balance in conditions that he can be effective as a bowler and his batting is priceless", Kohli said. Read More »

Tommy Fleetwood pictures changed life with US Open win

But with debut host course Erin Hills yielding to scores not typical of a US Open , Thomas couldn't hold the lead for more than an hour as Harman came in with a five-under-par 67 during Sunday's third round. What's more, this course had seemed a flawless match for the considerable skills of No. 1 Dustin Johnson , No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 3 Jason Day . Read More »

Russia Win Confed Cup Opener

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ArraySt. Petersburg, June 18 (IANS ) An official opening ceremony for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation was held in front of packed spectators stands of the newly-built football stadium in the countrys second largest city of St Petersburg. Read More »

Deschamps hails 'fabulous' Zidane after Real's Champions League win

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It's the latest piece of silverware in an incredible 12 months for the forward. Ronaldo was handed the Man of the Match award by his former manager Alex Ferguson, a reminder of his early years as a devastatingly quick winger at Manchester United, with whom he won his first Champions League final, and of course scored. Read More »

British and Irish Lions turn attention to Crusaders clash

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With eight All Blacks lining up against them, this was going to be a huge test for a group of players getting their first taste of Lions action on this tour. We have got to take those as positives, and keep going and building, leading up to the Test matches. With Blues sitting bottom of a Super Rugby New Zealand Conference that is topped by Crusaders , the Lions can expect a stern test against a 23-man squad including the likes of Sam Whitelock, Israel Dagg and Wyatt Crockett. Read More »

Fowler ready to break major duck

Open, so tomorrow will be a very cool experience". Fowler, sharing a house with Thomas this week, was being left behind until he ran off three straight birdies and shot 68. Open history. And it is another milestone in a remarkable start to 2017 for Thomas. Then there was the Par-5 18th hole. Asked about the prospects of emulating 2013 champion Justin Rose , the 26-year-old from Southport added: "It will change my life". Read More »

Five way tie at top of US Open leaderboard; Fowler one back

The U.S. Open was only his sixth start this year. "U.S. Opens aren't supposed to be played under par!" they'll scream right before telling the neighbor kids to get off their lawns. He might need one at this rate. "It's still Erin Hills ". But Thomas is no stranger to records. American Justin Thomas equalled the lowest score in major championship history as England's Tommy Fleetwood remained in contention for a maiden major title in a pulsating US Open . Read More »

Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

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Wawrinka, who could play Murray in the semi-finals, had to have treatment to his lower back during his 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 win on Court One, which ended French hopes of a first male champion since 1983. "I think he was better than I was in the end", said Monfils . The top seed seized his opportunity in the tiebreak, running away with it 7-0 to take the set. Read More »

Highlights of French Open ninth day

Murray largely dispensed with the chuntering and lapses that accompanied his first two matches as he maintained the momentum established in beating Juan Martín del Potro with an assured display on Court Philippe Chatrier. He now faces Kei Nishikori tomorrow in the quarter-finals following an emphatic straight-sets victory over the unsafe Russian, Karen Khachanov , in the fourth round yesterday. Read More »

Harman leads US Open by 1 shot heading into final round

Xander Schauffele had never made a bogey in the U.S. Open until the par-3 ninth hole at Erin Hills. Gracious and even seeing similarities in Thomas' game with his style, Miller couldn't help but wonder if the course setup was more Tour event than U.S. Read More »

Rory McIlroy, Steve Elkington have heated back and forth

He has also got married and put 14 new clubs in his bag, after signing a new deal with TaylorMade (it might be of interest to Elkington that, in fact, he rejected a far more lucrative offer from Callaway). Even with four birdies in his last six holes, when he finally freed it up a little, he still missed the cut by four shots. "I feel like I'm capable", said McIlroy when asked how he rates his prospects of shooting a low number in round two. Read More »

India favourites against Pakistan: Saha

The green shirts lost its opening game to India by a whooping 124 runs under the duckworth-lewis (D/L) method. However, he added that on Sunday India is going to win the game. "If we can get amongst them with the new ball, we can expose the middle order that hasn't batted much in this competition, so that's pretty much our aim and focus", the South African Arthur said on Saturday. Read More »

Scotland wins test against Wallabies

Both teams made a scrappy start to the second half before Genia scored, sneaking over from the base of a ruck in the 56th minute, with the Wallabies taking the lead via Foley's conversion . Early Scottish dominance of the ball saw them score the first try of the match as they punished an Australian error. "They were able to get into the ruck contest and slow the ball down", Cheika said. Read More »

Brian Harman takes US Open lead after day three

However, the man who had previously held the record for the lowest score to par in a U.S. Open , 1973 champion Johnny Miller , was not exactly effusive in his praise of Thomas. After pars at 16 and 17, Fleetwood dropped into a second-place tie following a bogey on 18 when his fourth shot rolled off the back of the green. "It doesn't matter how long, how whatever the course is", Thomas said about the longest course in major championship history. Read More »

Harman leads US Open after Thomas shoots record low

His score in relation to par - 9 under - was a U.S. Open record, and he finished the day at 11 under. On the closing holes, Thomas said he was actually "thinking "62" - for the all-time major record". Make it, he goes nine-under-par for the round. Morgan shot 77 and, remarkably, still had the lead at 4-under 212. It would have been the round of the day had Thomas not shot 63. Read More »

Tom Sykes claims dramatic victory in Italy

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Chaz Davies has been taken to hospital as a precaution following a last lap crash with fellow Brit Jonathan Rea during a World Superbike race in Misano that left him with a fractured vertebrae. Rea was unable to avoid hitting the downed rider, coming off his bike too with just three corners left to take. This promoted Rea up to second, the championship leader having passed Sykes at Variante del Parco on lap 15 and withstanding a late charge from his teammate to hold on to the runner-up spot. Read More »

Liverpool "hoping to strike compromise" with Roma for Salah

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Serie A side AS Roma expect Liverpool to make a revised bid for their winger Mohamed Salah . The 25-year-old enjoyed a stellar campaign last year as he helped Roma qualify for the Champions League, scoring 19 goals and providing 15 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions. Read More »

Protest of President Trump comes to US Open

The USGA's contention is that the tournament needs to represent the "toughest test in golf .' While I have no ambiguity in lashing out at the indiscriminate distances the golf ball is able to fly these days, or for that matter, the rise of "air golf" (as opposed to the links-style play, which encourages creativity around the greens), there is some merit in the USGA's argument". Read More »

Ex-UFC fighter in critical condition after boxing match

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Once we got Tim backstage and with the doctor we could tell he needed to go to the hospital. Sportsnet's James Lynch first reported Saturday that Hague was in the intensive care unit with a serious brain injury. Reports of Hague's death proved to be premature as his sister said he is now in critical condition. Hague's mixed martial arts career lasted a decade. Read More »

Ireland hooker Rory Best to lead Lions against the Chiefs

Warburton continues to chase full match sharpness, and could well take a seat on the bench for Saturday's first All Blacks Test in Auckland. The Welsh quartet are Dragons lock Cory Hill, the Cardiff hooker Kristian Dacey, Scarlets scrumhalf Gareth Davies and Exeter prop Tomas Francis, who have joined the squad in time to attend the Maori All Blacks v Lions game in Rotorua . Read More »