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Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in ICC final

India won the toss and chose to bowl first in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan at the Oval in London today. 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 »

Rain denies Australia a win against Bangladesh


However, he whipped Mitchell Starc straight to long on for 95 off 114, five short of what would have been his second century on the trot in the competition. Steven Smith's well-intentioned referencing of Mushfiqur Rahim as "a good young player" (Mushfiqur, 29, has played 286 times for his country and debuted on that same Bangladesh tour of England in 2005) before this game hinted at the lack of familiarity. Read More »

Zidane asks Ronaldo not to quit club

Barcelona pair Neymar and Messi have both been found guilty of such offences with Messi being handed a suspended prison sentence. The attacker had created the opening goal for Ricardo Quaresma and, after being named man of the match, Federation Internationale de Football Association asked for Twitter users to send in their questions for Ronaldo. Read More »

Ronaldo tells Mendes to make Manchester United return happen

That has prompted speculation linking him with Paris St Germain and Manchester United amongst others, but Silva, who completed a big-money switch to AC Milan from Porto earlier this month, insists the four-time Champions League victor remains focused on his country's upcoming matches. Read More »

India wins toss, bowls first in Champions Trophy final


In reply, India were all out for 158. Jasprit Bumrah struck a first blow for India in the 4th over when he had southpaw opener Fakhar Zaman caught behind but the batsman was recalled after replays showed that Bumrah had overstepped the line. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins US Open with 67 in final round

I put myself in some good chances over the majors over the last few years and never really quite came through. "Stay aggressive", became the mantra he used to Koepka throughout. Justin Thomas , coming off his record-tying 63, and Tommy Fleetwood were starting to fade. Brooks Koepka is trying for his first major title, and he is off to a solid start in the final round of the U.S. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Portugal 2-2 Mexico

Both sides subsequently came close to breaking the deadlock, and it looked like Cedric Soares had scored the winning goal for the Seleccao with just five minutes to go in the match . The Current Portuguese team boasts of a number of world class players, led by Cristiano Ronaldo . Portugal had a first-half goal by Nani disallowed after a video review, when the game was still scoreless. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

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. " Mexico was better, more aggressive". The team arguably don't have the elite level players of the very top national teams and certainly can't boast a Ronaldo, but Sunday's display backed up Osorio's thesis that El Tri can match any team in the world on its day. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins US Open, ties Rory McIlroy's scoring mark

Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017 , at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . "I had a couple get away from me [on Saturday]". That has been a source of considerable discussion all week, as Erin Hills yielded a record number of sub-par scores, a major record-tying 63 and double the number of players reaching double-digits under par than in all the previous U.S. Read More »

Ward can 'outbox' Joshua - Hunter

Duva admitted, though, she has little hopes a protest would succeed. "It's a shame", said Kovalev's promoter Kathy Duva. Even Ward acknowledged that Weeks could've allowed the fight to continue slightly longer than the 2:29 mark of the eighth round. Read More »

A guide to the US Open contenders

Open that The King won at Cherry Hills. Brian Harman's bogey on the par-4 12th gave Koepka a one-stroke lead in the final round of the U.S. Open. A three-time victor on the PGA Tour this season, Thomas also joined the exclusive "59" club by breaking 60 at the Sony Open, but he may have saved his best for Father's Day weekend and his quest for his first major crown. Read More »

'Not the result we wanted', rues Ronaldo, after draw with Mexico

The strike was ruled out following advice to referee Nestor Pitana from the video replay team. He scored the goal, which was largely down to Ronaldo, but his cool head made the chance exceptionally easy. Portugal are ranking No. 8 in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, while Mexico fell one spot in the most recent rankings to No. Read More »

Brooks Koepka caps record week with US Open title

Open. More than a few players shared his sentiment throughout the week. The Englishman continues a tremendous 2017, with aspirations of glory at next month's Open Championship perfectly realistic. I think that was about as high of a score as I could have possibly shot for those nine holes. "This was the Erin Hills teeth people wanted to see, and they got it on Sunday". Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: India-Pakistan clash bigger than Ashes: Irfan Pathan

Pakistan must also decide whether to include Shadab Khan in the final XI or the swashbuckling all-rounder Fahim Ashraf who has the capability to blast the Indian pacers out of the park. Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India bowed down before the Pakistani bowlers and got all out for mere 158 runs in 33.3 overs. They were eventually dismissed for 158 in reply to Pakistan's 338 for four, which featured Fakhar Zaman's 114, the left-handed opener's maiden one-day worldwide ... Read More »

Hafeez hails Pakistan spirit for India stunner

The two Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (0/70 in 10 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (0/67 from 8 overs) got a pounding from Zaman, who would clear his front leg and muscle the deliveries through on-side, occasionally hitting the inside out shot through extra cover. Read More »

French Open Semi-Final Jelena Ostapenko's Best Present

Braving those trials with a strong mind and fast feet, Bacsinszky beat back Kristina Mladenovic , 6-4, 6-4, bursting into the Roland Garros semifinals for the second time in the last three years. Mladenovic accused Bacsinszky of gamesmanship after losing a tense three-set battle in February's Fed Cup first round, a tie Switzerland went on to win 4-1. Read More »

Ronaldo attracting headlines after reports he might quit Madrid

Hector Herrera had a rough start to 2017 and Jonathan dos Santos had never been a great player for Mexico . However, the goal was ruled out less than a minute later as the referee used the Video Assistant Referee to check Pepe's positioning when the ball had been fed back into the box from Ronaldo's free-kick. Read More »

Mexico hold Portugal in Confederations Cup

Mexico's Javier Hernandez , second from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, . Pepe is there for the scramble afterwards to put it over the line. but the ref asks to check if Pepe is offside, and the video assistant let him know he was. Read More »

Brooks Koepka Wins 2017 US Open

Brian Harman had the lead at 12 under coming into the day. Koepka finally took the lead with a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 8. Woods had the fusion surgery on April, his fourth surgery on his back dating to the spring of 2014, and said it provided "instant nerve relief". Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open Championship

One of golf's biggest hitters, Koepka also demonstrated he has a touch with the putter rolling in a monster 41-foot birdie putt at the eighth to reach the turn at three-under for the day and 14-under overall, in sight of his first major title. Read More »

Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open

There were 133 sub-par rounds, nine more than the previous record in that 1990 U.S. Open . LeBron, though, would go on to win the next two National Basketball Association titles and add a third ring with Cleveland in 2016. It was only fitting that Koepka left Erin Hills with yet another record matched or broken. "Obviously, I have no idea what tomorrow holds, but I'm more motivated by the way that I'm striking the ball". Read More »

Edgbaston to Cardiff too much of an ask to adjust to - Morgan


Pakistan then held their nerve in a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday-a virtual quarter-final for both sides. Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) made it a comfortable chase from the start as Pakistan reached 215-2 in 37.1 overs in reply to England's unimpressive 211 all out - from 128-2 - with one ball left. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax fraud allegations

Ronaldo is the latest football star to be targeted by Spanish tax authorities. The prosecutor's office alleges that Ronaldo had defrauded the tax authorities of 1.4 million euros in 2011, 1.7 million euros in 2012, 3.2 million euros in 2013 and 8.5 million euros in 2014. Read More »