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Classy Koepka claims US Open glory at Erin Hills

Koepka recorded three quick victories on the satellite circuit to make the step up to the European Tour before the Floridian eventually progressed to the US -based PGA Tour. "So you had to play different shots and the wind is really blustery out there". "I think that's good enough for my career as the first time". However, Harman eventually stumbled with back-to-back bogeys on 12 and 13 and his rival found peak form at the flawless moment - birdieing three holes in a row from the 14th to ... Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Russia get off to winning start, beat New Zealand

Smolov was named Budweiser Man of the Match, while New Zealand now have two unwanted Tournament of Champions records to their name, having gone 513 minutes without scoring in the competition and ten matches without winning. Now the Madrid sports media is awash with headlines suggesting Ronaldo wants out of the Spanish champions, despite only signing a new contract through to 2021 in November. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal

Portugal thought they had snatched victory in the closing stages of the match , as Cedric Soares' deflected effort found the corner of Mexico's net with four minutes of normal time remaining. "Any team having to face Ronaldo is usually considered second-favourites, and Portugal will believe their superstar gives them a huge advantage over the Mexicans in Russian Federation", the report noted. Read More »

NBA Trade: Celtics, 76ers swap top picks

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The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics to acquire the No. 1 overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft, clearing the way to select Washington point guard Markelle Fultz , league sources told The Vertical . Read More »

Conte agent in Chelsea contract talks with 'hopeful' deadline set for

The current reports flying in from England suggest that Chelsea's President Roman Abramovich has given Conte something close to £250 million to spend in this Summer transfer window. While on worldwide duty with Spain, Costa revealed that Antonio Conte had told him he was no longer a part of his plans, and that he could leave the club. Read More »

UK PM admits failings after tower fire

The number of people believed to have been killed in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London is expected to increase from 58, the Met police has said. The identification of the victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire . Police said 19 injured in the fire remain hospitalized, including 10 who were in critical condition. Read More »

Canadian Brooke Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead

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Due to flooding the fifth hole was played as a par 3 instead of a par 5 with Ko picking up one of her birdies at the hole. "My irons were really good", the South African player said. Notes: Lydia Ko, who dropped to No. 1 in the world after an 85-week run at the top, returns to competition after sitting out the past three weeks. Read More »

Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late England leveller

It was like a middleweight fighting a heavyweight". Strachan also applauded the contribution of Griffiths. Griffiths levelled the scores with a brilliantly executed free-kick that beat Hart to his left, the first time that England have conceded on the road to Russian Federation. Read More »

Pakistan beat India to lift Champions Trophy

By the time Sarfraz took the final catch, off the bowling of the tournament's leading wicket-taker Hasan Ali , who finished yesterday with 3-19 and the Champions Trophy with 13 wickets, there was barely an Indian fan to witness it. Credit to Pakistan . They outplayed us. But Pakistan batsman Hafeez says his teammates vowed to stick together despite the avalanche of criticism and they reaped the rewards in memorable fashion on Sunday. Read More »

Pakistan wins Champions Trophy, crushes arch-rival India

Pakistan have won the Champions Trophy cricket final after beating their arch-rivals India by 180 runs at the Oval ground in Britain's capital, London . Given that the highest successful run-chase in an ODI at the Oval was the 322-3 scored by Sri Lanka against India 10 days ago, Kohli's side needed a strong start to defy history. Read More »

Pakistan rout India to win maiden ICC Champions Trophy title

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They were eventually dismissed for 158 in reply to Pakistan's 338 for four, which featured Zaman's 114, the left-handed opener's maiden one-day worldwide hundred coming in just his fourth match at this level. "They outplayed us, they were more intense and passionate on the day", he said. Specifically pointing out the performance of Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali, Sarfraz said he was quite glad with the way they performed in the tournament and guided Pakistan to victory. Read More »

US Embassy wish Pakistan best of luck for Champions Trophy final

The final of the tournament offers Pakistan an opportunity to take a sweet revenge for their defeat to India in 2007 World T20 final at Johannesburg. However, when a picture surfaced of former India skipper MSDhoni holding the baby of Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed in his arms on Saturday, the moment was more than an adorable one and it took social media by storm. Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India win toss, elect to field first

Fakhar hit 12 fours and three sixes before skying a catch off Hardik Pandya but Pakistan , who upset hosts England in the semi-finals, had the flawless platform to make the highest total in a Champions Trophy final. The Pakistan bowling corps engineered a spectacular collapse of India's top order , sending Rohit Sharma , Kohli and tournament high-scorer Shikhar Dhawan back to the dressing room within the first 15 overs . Read More »

Virender Sehwag defends Sarfraz Ahmed amid English faux pas

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Lending support, even Sehwag who is known to never mince his words on the trending issues has raised his voice over this. But, Sehwag took a stand when it was needed, he came in rescue of Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed who has been trolled heavily for his less than ordinary English speaking skills in the press conference. Read More »

Lions floor Maori in All Blacks dress rehearsal

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British and Irish Lions made a statement by silencing their critics with a record 32-10 victory over the Maori All Blacks at a packed Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday. England coach Eddie Jones said Gatland has resorted to selecting players on the basis of "geographical proximity" rather than ability. "I just think it's practical", said Schmidt, following Ireland's 50-22 victory over Japan in Shizuoka. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo dodges questions as Real Madrid exit rumours escalate

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Real Madrid Super Star , Cristiano Ronaldo has disclosed to a close source that he wants to leave Real after being accused of tax fraud, the source told the BBC Sport . A report in The Sun says that they will pay his tax bill to get him to stay . Given that Ronaldo is the highest earning athlete in the entire world, according to Forbes , United and PSG are two of the very few destinations that have both the big bankroll and the major brand presence to legitimately attract and ... Read More »

Ton for Fakhar Zaman as Pakistan flay Indian bowlers

Zaman had powered Pakistan to 339, and Amir had just run through India's top three of Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli - three of the top four run-getters in the tournament. He was eventually out when he sliced medium-pacer Pandya to Jadeja, running back from point. Hardik Pandya gave the stunned India fans in a capacity crowd something to cheer as he hit three sixes off succesive balls to bring up a dashing fifty. Read More »

Harman, Koepka set pace in US Open finale

But it was an important 120 seconds. That put him in Sunday's final pairing - a 2:54 p.m. tee time - and Thomas, an early bird, said it was "bizarre for me", hanging around the house he shared with Fowler, trying to avoid the phone, the TV, all that was being written and said about him until it was time to go to the course. Read More »

Koepka seals US Open title with birdie blitz

He earned $2.16 million, his nation's championship and the comfort of knowing the far-flung trips to Kenya and Kazakhstan and India and beyond are all in the rearview mirror. "He went and won the golf tournament on the back nine". "I've done it before, but he did it today". "The way I putted this week was unbelievable. But I'm happy with the way I played, and it gives me confidence going forward". Read More »

Forget group win against Pakistan, Kohli urges before final

The India-Pakistan clash, which is often referred to as the "mother of all battles", is all set to once-again fill the cricket fans with enthusiasm and anticipation as the two arch-rivals meet each other for the second time in a month's time in the high-voltage final of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval in London today. Read More »

Here is what Misbah said about Sarfraz after Pakistan's victory over England

Fakhar's power hitting has also helped his opening partner Azhar Ali. Nasser wrote in his column in The Daily Mail , "There will be a lot of talk about the Cardiff pitch after Pakistan dumped England out of the Champions Trophy ". If you are a premium member, you will be able to watch the match in real-time. There's no home advantage for any side. "I am really impressed by the youngsters and the performances they have put in so far". Read More »

FSU alum Brooks Koepka wins US Open

That left only Koepka and Matsuyama , who shot the two lowest rounds of the day . Southport-born Tommy Fleetwood could not build on his 11-under par score from Saturday but still managed to secure fourth spot as he announced himself as an upcoming force within the golfing world . Read More »

Hamilton Drives To Dominant Win In Canada, Vettel Fourth

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He eventually finished fourth. I just couldn't be happier with how it's gone and I'm so grateful for this result. "There was a lot of time to think when I was up front, reliving the memories of 2007 here and actually several of the years that I've been here". Read More »