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Russia delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

Cherchesov, the team's second choice for manager after the job was turned down by FC Rostov coach Kurban Berdyev, arguably has a thankless and impossible task ahead of him in making Russian Federation competitive at their own World Cup. "We don't have words to describe what he represents for our country". He is, however, taking on that quest with a new look, with West Ham defender Fonte writing in his blog on the club's official website: "We are obviously used to spending time together ... Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy Final: 'Colonial' rivals to fight for glory


It knows that these matches are its sure-fire passage to riches. India have players who have been the final before. Yuvraj Singh, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya can also play match-winning knocks. "He's fit to play, and he will play". However, the current Indian team does not panic. He is a brilliant player in the IPL for Mumbai Indians - quicker than he looks with the ball, and can hit a decent cricket ball. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Steph Curry both want to remain with Warriors

With a metallic gold and black colorway, the new Curry 4 pays tribute to the NBA's ultimate prize, the Larry O'Brien trophy. For the third year in a row, LeBron James powered the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals . Golden State Warriors fans are waking up early to secure a spot along the team's parade route in Oakland, California. But Steph Curry told reporters Wednesday that while the team will still decide as a group on what they plan to do, he hasn't changed his stance ... Read More »

Saturday's US Open shot, hole and quote of the day

Morgan was at 9-under 135 after two rounds and became the first player to reach 10-under par in the U.S. Open with a 30-foot birdie putt on the third hole of the third round. Regardless of the weather, it didn't take long for the 24-year-old Thomas to understand the significance of his record round. I think being exempt and coming in a little early and not having it be so hectic the week of has definitely helped. Read More »

Fit-again Amir may play in India-Pakistan ICC CT final

That said, India's bowling unit continues to remain the weak-link in an otherwise strong team . However, Fakhar's hundred has put Pakistan on command in the final at The Oval . India step in as favourites while Pakistan will once again look to defie all the odds. "The India game was an aberration", Arthur said in Saturday's pre-match press conference. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy final: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India tomorrow


And Arthur believes that if Pakistan can strike with the new ball, they will have the chance to test an India middle order who have hardly been required to bat during this Champions Trophy , with the likes of openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan , as well as captain and star No 3 Virat Kohli piling on the runs. Read More »

Ruthless Pakistan clinch the Champions Trophy!

While India's openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are the top two run-getters with 317 and 304 runs respectively in the tournament so far, Kohli remains the target of Pakistan bowlers or any bowling attack in the world for that matter. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final Preview

However, Pakistan , on the other hand, have been a huge surprise, especially after their massive loss to India in the round robin stages, which made their head-to-head record 2-2. With both teams is good form, this India vs Pakistan final has all the ingredients of a classic final. The trophy win marked young MS Dhoni's arrival as the brilliant skipper of the Indian side. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal pair give backing to captain amid speculation


Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russian Federation with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the offshore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain. He's been happy here, he helped us to win three Champions Leagues over the past four years, so I hope he will stay. If the Portuguese decides to make a move, Bayern are undoubtedly the superpower outside Spain and could be the ideal destination for a 32-year-old who is hungry to win ... Read More »

Indian top order collapses in Champions Trophy final


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 »

Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

We've had our very first VAR action in the 2017 Confederations Cup as referees called the technology into use to disallow a Portugal goal in their opener against Mexico . He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities. The European champions did open the scoring in the 34th minute as Ronaldo was given the freedom to run in behind the defence before sneaking a pass through to Quaresma to finish neatly. Read More »

Russia football fan leader barred from Confederations Cup

In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, entry (exit) of foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving in Russia as spectators for sports events within the framework of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 (will be held from June 17 to July 2, 2017 in the cities of Moscow , St. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Australia v Germany preview

And with the imitation of Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle looming over the Olympic Park, Germany feels right at home in the 2014 Winter Games host city where it will play two of its opening three matches. The Paris Saint-Germain man is the most-capped player in the squad with 30. Sandro Wagner's form makes him a guaranteed starter upfront and it is likely to come down between Timo Werner and Lars Stindl for the final spot. Read More »

India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal

They have always had good spinners and a very strong batting line-up, which includes a very shrewd wicketkeeper. "Let's hope we can put out our A game again tomorrow", he said, "because if we can, and I said it before the England game, if we put our A game together and do the basics well, we can beat anybody". Read More »

Troubled Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more silver with Portugal

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo is finally getting an attacking partner he can count on. Hosts Russia kick off the Confederations Cup against New Zealand in Saint Petersburg tomorrow, targeting victory in their opening match to set the tone for a successful tournament. Read More »

Thomas Makes History, Harman Leads Open

Brian Harman waits to putt on the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday, June 17, 2017 , at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. No one had a chance. He dropped another shot at the fourth, and despite showing his battling qualities with a birdie at the eight, another bogey at ten kept him down among the also-rans. Read More »

Justin Thomas makes US Open history

Rickie Fowler is at 10 under. Daugherty was 1 under going into Saturday, while Niebrugge and Gooch were 1 over . And I feel, even though it's very disappointing to not be here on the weekend, these last two rounds will serve me well going into the summer. Read More »

Eagle-eyed Thomas takes lead with Open record

Open and his father, Mike, the head pro at Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen, site of Justin's shrine. His coolness under pressure should have come as no surprise - and it will be even more vital on Sunday. "I'm not sure where the days of the 24- to 29-yard-wide fairways that we played every time went. I've just got to keep going". Kim Si-woo, the recently crowned Players Champion, is at minus nine. Read More »

US Open sees surprising first round cuts


Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. "After last year's U.S. Dustin Johnson admitted it crossed his mind. Harman might be the surprise leader after three rounds at the US Open, but there was nothing ordinary about his game. Read More »

Real Madrid celebrate Champions League triumph in Cardiff! [Photos, photos, photos]


But the 27-year-old says he is determined to remain in Madrid and add to his impressive trophy collection. Juve were deservedly level at half-time after Mario Mandzukic's wondergoal cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, but the Serie A champions produced a listless display after the break to allow Zinedine Zidane's side to cruise to victory through further goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio. Read More »

Getting to double digits is tough, staying there is tougher

Open, a tournament that hasn't had a repeat victor since Curtis Strange in 1989. Brooks Koepka made three birdies over his last seven holes for a 68 and joined Thomas one shot out of the lead. "I feel comfortable. Being in contention in a major is new and I'm excited", said Thomas. Chez Reavie had an incredible round of 65, but he was not the only person to shoot that score with Hideki Matsuyama showing his class and the world number four is just two shots back now - the Japanese ... Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak

Who would've thought after the first time these sides met in the tournament that Pakistan would again meet India in the Final of the Tournament? "We've seen some really surprising results and it's been incredible for the fans to watch and for the players to be a part of", Kohli said. Read More »

Rory McIlroy destroys Steve Elkington after Elk tries to call him out


That appeared to prompt 1995 US PGA champion Steve Elkington to write on Twitter that "Rory is so bored playiing golf ...without Tiger [Woods] the threshold is prolly 4 majors with 100mill in bank". The Ulsterman has won $35.5 million on the PGA Tour alone, almost 41 times what Elkington won over his career. While he believes McIlroy is the world's most gifted golfer but suggested that he's "bored" with the sport, adding that not having Tiger Woods to compete with has had a negative ... Read More »