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Pakistan deserved to win Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli

Here's how tweeple are showing their support for the Men in Blue: Many have even posted messages for Hardik Pandya who hit the fastest-ever half-century in any ICC tournament final. Pakistan defeated India by 180 runs and lifted the Champions Trophy . "The fearless brand of cricket it is playing is exciting to watch and it have some real quality in the squad that should only get better in th... [Full Article...]

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur star expects team to struggle in Champions League

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur star expects team to struggle in Champions League Kyle Walker has created his ultimate five-a-side team for the Premier League's official website comprising of his past and present Tottenham teammates. Then, White Hart Lane had been a fortress for Tottenham whereas next season they must play in the unfamiliar surroundings of Wembley Stadium as their home is torn down and replaced. [Full Article...]

Pakistan captain hopes Champions Trophy win jogs memories at home

Pakistan captain hopes Champions Trophy win jogs memories at home It was after Ali's dismissal in the 23rd over, for a 71-balll 59 - via a run out, that Zaman - playing his fourth global innings, switched gears and set Pakistan on course for a sizable total. The 2013 champions came into the final as the favourites but were outdone by a combination of Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir as they succumbed to a 180-run defeat at Kennington Oval. [Full Article...]

Bacsinszky weathers Mladenovic storm in Roland Garros

A three-time champion at Roland Garros, Kuerten will be honored before Sunday's final when he will receive his Hall of Fame ring during a ceremony marking 20 years since he won his first title in Paris . The rain delays meant Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will have to wait until tomorrow to contest their quarter-finals after men's play was postponed. [Full Article...]

Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers

Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers CORRECTION: The protection on the Lakers pick seems to work the other way-it conveys to the Celtics if it falls between picks two and five, and stays with Philadelphia if it's the first overall or lower than fifth. Joel Embiid , who maintains an active presence on social media, tweeted a picture of himself and teammate Dario Saric standing in front of a locker with a Fultz's name plate. [Full Article...]

Yanks' Gleyber Torres has torn UCL, to undergo season-ending surgery

Yanks' Gleyber Torres has torn UCL, to undergo season-ending surgery Now, Yankees fans have to wait until next season. The injury was sustained Saturday night as he was sliding into home plate. Torres came to the Yankees in last year's Aroldis Chapman trade, and is considered to be the best prospect in their minor-league system. [Full Article...]

Quickstepping Ostapenko a woman in a hurry

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia used bold strokes and an unbending will to come back and stun No. 3 Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an enthralling French Open final for the first title of her career. Maintaining this high standard will now be the main thing for Ostapenko but she is confident of handling the extra pressure that will be placed on her shoulders from now on. [Full Article...]

Federation Internationale de Football Association president happy with video review despite confusion

Russia's president was in the $750 million new stadium in his native St. Petersburg to see forward Fyodor Smolov's 69th minute goal add to an own goal by New Zealand defender Michael Boxall in the 31st. Dmitri Poloz set up the chance with a through ball to Denis Glushakov , who tried to chip All Whites goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic . "I liked New Zealand's team but luckily we managed to c... [Full Article...]

Altuve, Beltran homer in Astros' 7-1 win over Red Sox

Altuve, Beltran homer in Astros' 7-1 win over Red Sox Carlos Beltran #15 of the Houston Astros hits a two-run home run in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park on June 17, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Houston took a less manufactured approach to scoring three more runs in the third, with Altuve and Beltran homering to stretch the lead to 6-0. But Bogaerts struck again in the sixth, his shot to left representing the beginning... [Full Article...]

Pakistan Army mocks India after Champions Trophy victory

Matthew Hoggard was speaking ahead of the 2017 Royal London One-Day Cup Final which takes place between Nottinghamshire and Surrey at Lord's Cricket Ground on Saturday the 1 July. One can only recall a comment made by a former Aussie cricketer - "Why would God take sides"- after he was witness to the bemusing spectacle of Indian and Pakistani fans offering spontaneous prayers on the ground, ba... [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant to decline option and re-sign with Warriors

Kevin Durant to decline option and re-sign with Warriors Golden State would likely need to pass the luxury tax threshold to re-sign Iguodala, who's taken on a lesser role since Durant arrived a year ago. Iguodala just completed a four-year deal with the Warriors that paid him about $12 million per year. [Full Article...]

LeBron James dunks on kids at son's epic birthday party

LeBron James dunks on kids at son's epic birthday party Posting a well-edited video on Instagram on Sunday, James showed off the lavish celebration held for his son's 10th birthday on Saturday. Bryce's party included a pick-up game of basketball, some flag football, soccer and an epic water balloon fight. [Full Article...]

Kyrgios retires injured at Queens, says fit for Wimbledon

Kyrgios retires injured at Queens, says fit for Wimbledon After a medical timeout to treat the injury, and an attempt to play through the first-set tiebreak despite visible pain, the 22-year-old walked over to the net, handing the match to Donald Young . I'm sure I'll live'. "I started feeling it when I was walking, when I was landing on my serve". Asked what he would be doing now instead this week, Kyrgios said with a smile: "Dog and Fox". [Full Article...]

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sarfraz Ahmed's uncle says India will bounce back

Zaman's brilliant innings to smash a fearless 114 so almost did not happen when he was reprieved by a no ball from Jasprit Bumrah after being caught behind on three, in the fourth over. The 28-year-old said the fighting spirit Pakistan displayed was a reflection of talent they posses. Dhawan was out to an Amir cross seamer, and India was 33-3. [Full Article...]

NBA trade: Celtics, Sixers swap top picks

NBA trade: Celtics, Sixers swap top picks The Celtics gave up the No. 1 pick for the Sixers' No. 3 pick and either the Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (if it falls between 2-5 next year) or the Kings' first-round pick in 2019. "This city has great fans". During the 2016-17 season, he averaged 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 76 games. Between holding the No. 16 and No. [Full Article...]

Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction Nadal has lost just 20 games in his four matches and is looking the odds on favourite to progress into the last four of the second Grand Slam of the year. It appeared the favored Djokovic was perhaps in for a long day, but he responded to the battle of attrition in the first set by steamrolling Ramos-Vinolas in the second. [Full Article...]

Koepka conquers Erin Hills, wins 117th US Open

Open at Erin Hills . Matsuyama had eight birdies and two bogeys, finishing with a flourish with a birdie on the par-five 18th to end up tied with overnight leader Brian Harman on 12-under 276, four shots behind victor Brooks Koepka . [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant claims hard work, not overall talent, brought Warriors title

The Golden State Warriors have now won two National Basketball Association titles in the last three seasons while starting point guard Stephen Curry has obviously remained at the center of the franchise's recent stretch of success. What we've built here is truly special. "You don't see some of the qualities you talk about, the resilience, the ability to communicate, the compassion". [Full Article...]

Zidane urges Ronaldo to stay back at Madrid

Zidane urges Ronaldo to stay back at Madrid Portuguese newspaper A Bola broke the story, and every major media outlet in Europe (and many others globally) ran similar reports, having been briefed by sources close to Ronaldo . Respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to spend "any amount of money" to bring Ronaldo to the French capital . [Full Article...]

Manchester United Will Profit From Cristiano Ronaldo's Next Move

Speculation over Ronaldo's future is set to be broached later on Monday by Real president Perez, who stood unopposed for re-election this month and will now continue at the head of the European and Spanish champions until 2021. Michael Ballack expects Cristiano Ronaldo to remain at Real Madrid amid rumours linking the Portuguese superstar with a shock exit. Real Madrid have so far insis... [Full Article...]


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