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India wins toss, elect to field in Champions Trophy final

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Pakistan's batting, despite the presence of their "attack from the word go" opener Fakhar Zaman has been a cause of concern. What actually happened was that newbie opener Fakhar Zaman , playing his fourth worldwide innings, hit 114 from 106 balls in one of the highest-pressure cricket matches of the decade, before a bristling middle order grew the total to 338 for 4, with hitherto unsuspected power and skill. Read More »

Putin thanks FIFA for trust and cooperation as Confederations Cup kicks off

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - What Vladimir Putin wants, Vladimir Putin tends to get. Report informs that the 8th competition is like test before the 2018 World Cup. Though 50,251 were in St. Petersburg Stadium that still left more than 10,000 empty seats. "The first half was quite scrappy - I think certainly the first goal was preventable, we gave the ball away in a really bad area". Read More »

Pakistan outclass India to win ICC Champions Trophy

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At the same time, neither are we too intimidated nor are we too arrogant about what we are doing. However they were given a reality check after being stunned by Sri Lanka in one of the group games. "As I said last time, it's just another game of cricket ". However, this is the champions' trophy final and the pressure that is on the players on both the sides in this format will make this match interesting. Read More »

Pakistan to face India in final of ICC Champions Trophy

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The two cricket-worshipping countries will meet in what looked such an unlikely showdown in London this weekend and India go in as strong favourites. Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket-keeper), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir , Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan, Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail. Read More »

Ward celebrates big win while Kovalev plans protest

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Ward was the victor by unanimous decision after 12 rounds, becoming the undisputed light heavyweight champion. Kovalev sat on the ring rope, and the referee signaled an end to the bout at 2:29 of the eighth round. When I saw him starting to react to body shots that was borderline, I knew I had him and had to just keep going down. When asked what's next for the undefeated Ward , he said he will possibly move to cruiserweight, or heavyweight. Read More »

Cubs' Uehara picks up 2nd win of season

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Chicago mustered seven hits and a trio of bases on balls with Addison Russell leaving the yard while Jake Arrieta clubbed a two run jack. The Cubs, who blew an early 3-0 lead, trailed 4-3 entering the ninth. Jason Heyward walked to load the bases. In other words, it would have at least tied the game and, very likely, scored the go-ahead run almost three out of four times. Read More »

Thomas makes record, but Harman owns lead

The nearest challengers to Harman include a man who made history on Saturday with the lowest score to par in U.S. Open history. Fleetwood picked up a victory in Abu Dhabi on the European Tour while Rickie Fowler , who will start two behind the pacesetter, is widely regarded as the current best golfer not to have won a major. Read More »

Pakistan defeat India to win Champions Trophy

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Pakistan were put in to bat and even as Sarfraz said "We wanted to bowl first" the team turned Sarfraz's hope of scoring more than 300 runs into reality. However after being set 339 to win, India slumped to 158 all out as Hasan Ali claimed three for 19 to spark wild celebrations and an unlikely win following a poor start to the competition. Read More »

What US Open leader Brian Harman said after Round 3

During his impressive, 11th-hour quest to qualify for the U.S. Open, Stricker said repeatedly that he can still play golf at a high enough level to compete on the PGA Tour . Amateur Scottie Scheffler is playing with the poise of a veteran at the U.S. Open. Spieth made birdies on the first two holes, both of which are playing downwind. Read More »

Just Thomas Has Historic Day at US Open

The 18th hole at Erin Hills has a special flag for the final round of the U.S. Open . His score in relation to par - 9 under - was a U.S. Open record, and he finished the day at 11 under. Of the five other players who shot a 63 in the third round at a major, none went on to win. The shots still must be hit, the putts made. No one had a chance. Read More »

Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule at French Open

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Murray said: "It's a tough match, not an easy third round. I played really well during the points today, and like in the last round I found a way to turn the match around". Wawrinka will face the victor between Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet , whose duel on the Philippe-Chatrier Court was influenced by the rain when Monfils led 6-5 in the first set. Read More »

Scotland stun Australia for memorable win

Australia captain Michael Hooper has conceded he overestimated the Wallabies and showed too much faith in his team-mates in their upset loss to Scotland . "Look at the tries we're scoring and I think it's brilliant". "I'm really proud of the effort the players put in", said Scotland coach Gregor Townsend . Read More »

Big Moves Made in Third Round of the US Open

Even more impressive was that the obliterated 3-wood was actually only the second-best shot Thomas hit en route to his record breaking 9-under par 63. Vijay Singh was the last player to accomplish the feat in 2003 at Olympia Fields. "It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", said Fowler , who has come agonizingly close to notching his first major title finishing in the top five of all four majors in 2014 including a runner-up finish at the U.S. Read More »

Fakhar ton leaves India with stiff chase to retain Champions Trophy

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It proved to be a good toss to lose as Sarfraz said he would also have elected to field if he had won it. Denied the calming influence of an early wicket, India's bowlers looked nervous. But we've closed the chapter on that. "Hopefully this win, everyone will remember, not today, not tomorrow, [but for a] very long, long time ", said a delighted Sarfraz. Read More »

Russia defeat New Zealand 2-0 in Confed Cup opener

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World Cup holders Germany and the Federation Internationale de Football Association confederations champions compete in the eight-team tournament, which will put Russia's ability to handle thousands of visiting and home fans under the spotlight. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of Being A Serious Tax Cheat

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Ronaldo is accused of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies. Portugal's all-time leading scorer is the latest in a long line of soccer players in Spain - among them Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar - to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers. Read More »

Champions Trophy final an all South Asian affairs

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Waqar Younis slammed a suggestion by England captain Eoin Morgan that a used pitch had been responsible for their downfall after Pakistan thrashed the tournament hosts by eight wickets in a dramatically one-sided Champions Trophy semi-final at Cardiff on Wednesday. Read More »

Gunman Targeted Republicans And Had Political Assassination List

The list contained about a dozen names, a source said. The officials said investigators don't know what the list of names means, but members of Congress have been briefed. Officials also found cell-phone pictures of the baseball field where Hodgkinson fired shots, The New York Times reported . Hodgkinson posted content favorable to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on his social media accounts and signed a Change.org petition for the removal of Trump and Vice President ... Read More »

Thomas' record 9-under round leads US Open scoring parade

The nearest challengers to Harman include a man who made history on Saturday with the lowest score to par in U.S. Open history. One thing you can count on for certain on Sunday is that the streak of six majors being won by a first-time victor will grow to seven. Read More »

Harman edges clear, Thomas dazzles in US Open blitz

Dougherty finished the day shooting at 1 under par , making the cut. Anything can change in an Open, such as the career trajectory of fan favorite and first-round leader Rickie Fowler (68), who is only two shots behind. All statistics via the U.S. Open's official website . England's Paul Casey recovered from an early collapse to haul himself back into the US Open hunt on Friday with a battling one-under-par 71. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez sprains ankle, may miss Cameroon clash

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Sanchez is now on global duty in Russian Federation, however, preparing for Sunday's group-stage clash with Cameroon, which Pizzi believes will be at the front of the forward's mind. Cameroon goalkeeper Jospeh Ondoa was required to do plenty of work in the first-half although inside the first minute the upright did his job for him as it denied Vargas. Read More »