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Pakistan outclass India to win ICC Champions Trophy

Hafeez's late big-hitting propelled Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four at The Oval. The left-hander scored 54 runs off 32 balls, the fastest half-century in a world One Day International (ODI) final. "Fakhar is a great impact player , he played like a champion batsman today", Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said at the presentation ceremony. [Full Article...]

India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli

The previous best was 14, which happened during New Zealand versus US match in 2004. Fakhar scored 114 off 106 balls. The margin of victory - by a massive 180 runs with just under 20 overs to spare - was as emphatic as it was surprising for a team who tested the skin on their teeth and the seats of their trousers to the limits to get over the line. [Full Article...]

Kite looks back on windy final round at Pebble

He said he has a plan in the works for Sunday. Felt like I had a good feel for the speed of the greens today, hit a lot of good lag putts. "Nine (under) is pretty darn good", Fowler said after his round. Coming down off the emotional high of a 63 in a major is a big ask. Thomas is tied with Brooks Koepka at 11-under. He said on Saturday he'll be nervous on Sunday but not Ryder Cup nervous. [Full Article...]

Getting to double digits is tough, staying there is tougher

The USGA is renowned for setting a fiendish test in its national Open, but a lack of wind and greens softened by overnight rain ensured birdies flowed at Erin Hills throughout "moving day". He said: "I didn't know about the below-par record, but that is just a fantastic bonus". He might need one at this rate. Spieth had a nice day considering how the winds have picked up at Erin Hills. [Full Article...]

Day 3 at the US Open: How locals fared Saturday

What he did was make nine birdies and an eagle, drive a par-4 green with a 3-wood, and shoot the lowest score in relation to par in the history of the U.S. Leading the way is a lefty, but not the Lefty who got all the attention coming into the U.S. Open and who isn't even playing. Yet, he had a tournament-high - for him - five birdies Saturday, including a late stretch where he birdied three out o... [Full Article...]

Andy Murray 'wants to keep going' after reaching French Open semi-finals

Andy Murray 'wants to keep going' after reaching French Open semi-finals Newsmen report that the world number one came through 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-0) 6-1 against the Japanese eighth seed at Roland Garros . Murray is likely to have his work cut out to repeat last year's success against Wawrinka after the 2015 champion demolished Marin Cilic , who has been in fine form himself this fortnight, 6-3 6-3 6-1 in just an hour and 40 minutes. [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers Have Discussed Deal Involving Paul George

Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers Have Discussed Deal Involving Paul George With the 2017 NBA Draft just one week away, take a trip back to 2010 when the Pacers used the 10th overall pick in the draft to select Paul George out of Fresno State. There's a player option for 2018-19, too. It's now whether George's value is greatest right now, or immediately prior to the National Basketball Association trade deadline in February? That would drub another team's odds at snea... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Waqar Younis lashes out at Eoin Morgan for pitch complaint

Champions Trophy: Waqar Younis lashes out at Eoin Morgan for pitch complaint England skipper Eoin Morgan said that his team didn't adapt to conditions, coming from Edgbaston to a used wicket. "Once that ball started reversing, credit to Pakistan , they put it in very good areas and made it very hard to build new partnerships once we lost a couple of wickets". [Full Article...]

Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports

According, to the Telegraph , Ronaldo has a buy-out clause is €1bn - which no team across Europe will be expected to trigger, although a world-record bid of €150m (£131m) could tempt Los Blancos into selling. He's been happy here, he helped us to win three Champions Leagues over the past four years, so I hope he will stay. French club PSG are seen as the favourite for the Portuguese player ... [Full Article...]

Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russian Federation

In addition to St. Petersburg, which will host the opening game on Saturday and the final, the Confederations Cup will be held in Moscow, Kazan and Sochi. Two weeks ago, he had also scored twice in the Champions League final to lead Madrid to its second consecutive title in the European club competition. [Full Article...]

I'm leaving Real Madrid, Ronaldo tells national teammates

I'm leaving Real Madrid, Ronaldo tells national teammates Spanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused Ronaldo of evading 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax related to image rights through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. "If he's made his mind up, I don't think it's going to be easy to change". His decision to leave the European champions has alerted a number of top clubs across Europe, with former club Manchester United one of the early favour... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to leave Real Madrid in a shocking move

I remember when I signed Cristiano , he phoned me and said everyone at Manchester United was really happy and kind to him. The Portugal star "feels great indignation" at all the speculation about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain , reports The Guardian citing a source. [Full Article...]

Diana Taurasi Breaks WNBA's Scoring Record

Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's all-time leading scorer, but the milestone came in a losing effort as the Los Angeles Sparks rolled to a 90-59 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Allie Quigley led Chicago (2-8) with 19 points, Breland had 18 and Pondexter 13. It could have been worse but the Sun made just 12 of 21 free throws. [Full Article...]

Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

European Champions Portugal and Gold Cup kings Mexico played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their opening Confederations Cup Group A match in the Russian city of Kazan. "It's not the result we wanted, we had the game nearly won", said Ronaldo, who was voted the man of the match. In his next game, Silva scored a hat-trick against the Faroe Islands, when Ronaldo added one goal in another 6-0 vict... [Full Article...]

Spieth stabilizes in final round at US Open

There would be another first-time major champion at the U.S. Open , and the winning score would be at double digits under par for the third time in U.S. A week before the U.S. Open, Postmedia spoke to one of the designers of Erin Hills, Dana Fry, and he explained that the sprawling 652-acre golf course is by far the biggest site a major has ever been held on. [Full Article...]

Chile 2-0 Cameroon: Controversial VAR offside call steals Confederations Cup show

Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas gave Chile a 2-0 victory over Cameroon in their Confederations Cup Group B opener, despite two controversial goal decisions by the Video Assistant Referee on Sunday. Referee Damir Skomina ruled the South American's goal for an offside after VAR referral. Pizzi says the Chile staff are 'optimistic from the images we've seen, but we understand and know ... [Full Article...]

Sixers to acquire 1st pick from Celtics

Sixers to acquire 1st pick from Celtics The same questions about fit will now surround Philadelphia's backcourt, although Ben Simmons - who missed his entire rookie season previous year while recovering from a foot injury - can be more of a traditional point guard than Thomas , and won't require the ball in his hands as much. [Full Article...]

Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

Fowler was among those who wouldn't mind seeing the conditions toughen up for the final 18 holes. Furyk was never seriously challenged in the final round, and he wound up winning by three shots and matching what was then the U.S. The US Open didn't seem to faze him, and he delivered a variety of big shots that led to his sensational finish. But two-time major victor Jordan Spieth proved a good... [Full Article...]

Dhoni's picture with Sarfraz's son wins hearts both sides of the border

Dhoni's picture with Sarfraz's son wins hearts both sides of the border The former Australian speedster was at the K C College in Mumbai where he distributed prizes to the winners of ESPN Cricinfo's "CricIQ Season 5". "That's why I will always put India in front", the32-year-old said. India eased past Bangladesh to enter the finals while Pakistan got the better of better fancied England in their semi-final clash. Sarfraz Ahmed's side can be said to have exc... [Full Article...]

Harman leads US Open after Thomas shoots record low

The fifth hole was played as a 111-yard par 3 instead of a par 5 because of the flooding from overnight rain. Without Spieth, McIlroy, Day or Johnson to compete with him at the top of the leaderboard, there will never be a better time than now for Fowler to win his first major. [Full Article...]


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