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Shahid Afridi: Pakistan cricket back on track with Champions Trophy win

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The same newspaper had a photo on the first page, with citizens celebrating the win by bursting firecrackers on Sunday night. Pakistan came into the competition as the lowest-ranked one-day worldwide nation and their status as outsiders appeared justified when they were thumped by 124 runs by their arch-rivals at Edgbaston earlier this month. Read More »

Kevin Durant named NBA Finals MVP

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LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were their usual brilliant selves. "I'm so happy Kevin has broken through and there's more to come from him". "The way that he embraced the opportunity in the Finals, it was unbelievable", Stephen Curry told reporters . Read More »

Raonic loses to 698th-ranked Kokkinakis at Queen's

Finally fit again, the 21-year-old secured his first Tour level match win for 21 months at 's-Hertogenbosch last week, but even so he surely wouldn't have expected to clinch the best win of his promising career just days later. He returned to action in May and played three events before Queen's, with his ranking as low as No. 993 only last week. "I've been out for so long". Earlier, top-ranked titleholder Andy Murray was handed a new opponent for his first-round match after Aljaz Bedene ... Read More »

Knicks open to trading Kristaps Porzingis

The New York Knicks have fielded several calls in recent days from teams interested in trading for Kristaps Porzingis, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. He's averaged 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in his two seasons with the Knicks. NY is determined to acquire a frontline guard, something that a trade for Porzingis could gain for them. Read More »

Champions Trophy defeat breaks hearts, televisions in India

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A large number of youth marched towards the residence of moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq around 11 pm and requested him to come out to celebrate the win with them. The area has always been a hotbed of pro-Pakistan sentiments. Interacting with the media during graduation parade and commissioning of flying cadets of Air Force Academy, Dundigal, General Rawat maintained that the Indian Army and other agencies were doing a great job in keeping the law and order ... Read More »

Trade 'good deal' for Celtics, 76ers

Philadelphia will select first for the second straight year. But while Colangelo's shot fired Ainge's way could be a bit of gamesmanship with a rival he's expecting to battle against as the East's next great team, it was more a sign of respect from Colangelo, who admitted that it's hard to do business with Ainge because they know one another so well dating back to their days with the Suns. Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3-million tax fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo is now playing with Portugal in the Confederations Cup but the transfer rumors continue to swirl of a possible departure from Real Madrid . A prosecutor said he did not declare income from the use of his image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing, and Madrid has issued a statement saying it believed the player was innocent. Read More »

Orlando Magic, Disney Agree On Jersey Sponsorship Deal

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The Orlando Magic and Walt Disney World have reached an agreement to have the Disney logo appear on Magic players' game jerseys. The uniform sponsorship strengthens the partnership between Disney and the Magic and will connect both fan bases, provide shared marketing opportunities and cement Central Florida's reputation as a global sports destination. Read More »

Jubilation in Pakistan after win over India

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Pakistan did not put a foot wrong in London and dominated the the title match from the word go even after they lost the toss and put into bat. But a brilliant century by Fakhar Zaman laid the foundations for an imposing total of 338 for four and Mohammad Amir came up with a devastating opening spell to rip out the cream of India's batting, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Read More »

Sarfraz Ahmed: Pakistan captain mobbed at home by jubilant fans

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This brings us united. Indian cricket fans do not display extreme emotions when their team loses to any other country. "I think it'll be massive". "Then we kept losing wickets". "When players like that get going on their day, it becomes really hard to stop them because I think 80 percent of his shots were high-risk - and they were all coming off", said Kohli. Read More »

Ballack expects Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid

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Ronaldo is reportedly considering quitting Real after being accused of tax evasion totalling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) by Spanish authorities. The Portuguese global is now in Russian Federation competing for the European champions in the Confederations Cup . Ronaldo was a world-record signing of intent from United after Perez returned as president eight years ago, the forward being part of a £225million summer spending spree that also saw the likes of Kaka, Karim Benzema and ... Read More »

Ronaldo Won't Quit Real Madrid - Club Boss

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A four-time Ballon d'Or victor, the 32-year-old Ronaldo is the top European soccer player. The announcement comes a week after Real's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading €14.7 million in tax through offshore companies. Read More »

Florentino Perez Admits He Hasn't Spoken To Cristiano Ronaldo Yet

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Ronaldo was not expected to be available for Real Madrid until late August and was tipped to miss the European Super Cup final against Manchester United on August 8, 2017. Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is now with Portugal at the Confederations Cup . "The team continue to believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left". Read More »

Kvitova wins opening match on grass in Birmingham

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She went down memory lane and said that she had no idea on how to react to her first Wimbledon win, further admitting that she preferred the second one. "I played Roland Garros as a preparation", she told Reuters. That win was a surprise for me and other people. " I am not sure if any day it will be 100 percent , I don't think so but I just need to do what I can". Read More »

Former Pakistani greats appreciate national side for ICC Champions Trophy victory

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The south Asian nation claimed their third ICC tournament, having earlier won the 50-over World Cup in 1992 and the World Twenty20 in 2009. The game today was all about Pakistan's positivity and fearless approach. After the India game, we came back superbly. First, Indian bowlers struggled on a flat wicket as Pakistani batsmen made full use of the conditions and kept scoring boundaries and sixes at regular intervals. Read More »

Casey fades away in US Open climax

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On Sunday, he added Erin Hills in Wisconsin to the list - the stop that made all those frequent flier miles worth it. Graeme McDowell, also from Portrush, won the US Open 2010 with Rory McIlroy triumphing the following year. Koepka missed just seven fairways during the tournament and hit 62 of 72 greens in regulation . "I learned a lot this week". Six players start the final round within three shots of the lead, all eyeing their first major. Read More »

Rafael Nadal storms into quarter-final

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STAT OF THE DAY: Sam Stosur's 2-6 6-2 6-4 fourth-round loss to Latvian Jelena Ostapenko also ended her record 452-week reign as Australia's queen of the court, with Daria Gavrilova to become the country's new No.1 after the Open. "It's different conditions, it's best of five, it's Grand Slam, obviously". Results: Men (prefix denotes seedings): Round 4: 6-Dominic Thiem (Aut) bt Horacio Zeballos (Arg) 6-1, 6-3, 6-1; 20-Pablo Carreno (Esp) bt 5-Milos Raonic (Can) 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-4, ... Read More »

What the New York Knicks can learn from the 2017 NBA Finals

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One way or another, Frank Ntilikina projects to play a role in the direction of the organization. Ntilikina's team, Strasbourg, is playing in the French League Finals, so he has not been able to work out for any teams. The game they play - the triangle offense - is close to the game I play in France with my team. I think it would be a good thing for me ... Players who receive and invite will have until June 16 to notify the National Basketball Association if they will be in attendance for ... Read More »

No offer yet for Ronaldo: Real Madrid

Both players are often compared and contrasted as football fans and media debate who is the world's best footballer. "Subsequently has thrown venomous verbal darts at Cristiano Ronaldo , including remarks like "I coached the real Ronaldo ". Read More »

Time right for Socceroos at Confed Cup - Cahill

Low's side continued to dominate play after their early opener and Sandro Wagner almost doubled their lead in the 16th minute, sending a diving header inches wide at the far post following Goretzka's pinpoint cross, before the Hoffenheim man fired just wide again minutes later after beating the offside trap. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo : Real Madrid star summoned for July 31 tax hearing

The future of all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow forwards Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez has, however, been thrown into doubt, although Perez said Real has not started conducting their business yet. United and Premier League champions Chelsea are reportedly battling to sign Spain striker Morata , while a host of clubs across Europe have been touted as possible destinations for Colombia global Rodriguez. Read More »

Gionee A1 Virat Kohli Signature Edition launched in India

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The phone carries over the specifications from the standard edition albeit with a signature of Virat Kohli on the rear panel. Gionee notes that the customers who pre-order the device will additionally get a free Sennheiser headphones along with Virat Kohli Signature Edition Gionee A1. Read More »

Pérez: Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid

Ronaldo's inability to leave a mark on the game in other ways other than scoring has hurt his team at times, especially in the Spanish league. Ronaldo has said that he will leave Spain and play for Elsewhere. Real Madrid No.10 James Rodriguez has also been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent weeks, with United also linked with a move for the Colombian attacking star, but Perez was also dismissive of those stories. Read More »