• Champions Trophy Final: Will India break the numbers jinx against Pakistan
Champions Trophy Final: Will India break the numbers jinx against Pakistan

In the interim, India has been the India of recent vintage, crushing South Africa and Bangladesh . For Pakistan , it is a chance to avenge the humiliating 124-run defeat in the opening match and to regain the lead in head-to-head clashes in the Champions Trophy .

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  • Justin Thomas shoots 63 in 3rd round at US Open
Justin Thomas shoots 63 in 3rd round at US Open

Don't try this at home. He missed the short eagle putt, but he tacked on a 25-footer for birdie on 17. He is listed at 5-foot-7, 150 pounds. Fowler heads into the final round two off the pace, while one-time joint-leader Paul Casey slipped down the leaderboard after a triple-bogey at the fourth hole.

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  • Pakistan's Amir fit for Champions Trophy final
Pakistan's Amir fit for Champions Trophy final

Sunday's match up will be the first final between the two sides in a decade, following 2007's nail-biting World Twenty20 final that saw India defeat Pakistan by a mere five runs. "On their day they can beat any side in the world", said Kohli. Obviously to reach the finals you have to play some good cricket. Kohli will be cast centre stage a...

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  • India wary of mercurial Pakistan in Champions Trophy finale
India wary of mercurial Pakistan in Champions Trophy finale

I think we can see our style and method catching up with the rest of the world because we're being exposed to it now. While Pakistan recovered from the humiliating loss to India with victories over South Africa and Sri Lanka in their remaining two group matches , India had a minor hiccup on their way to the final as they lost to a spirit...

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  • Pakistan's Mohammad Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final
Pakistan's Mohammad Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

Given that Bhuvneshwar Kumar , India's most successful bowler, has taken six wickets so far, it will take something special to stop Hasan from finishing as the leading wicket-taker in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides.

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  • Happy with the long-term contract at Real Madrid, says Gareth Bale
Happy with the long-term contract at Real Madrid, says Gareth Bale

In the end, we've done the double and have won more trophies this year. "People won't be able to criticise me because the numbers don't lie". Mario Mandzukic's stunning strike cancelled out Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener for Juventus to reach the break at 1-1.

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  • LeBron James denies Draymond Green's remark that Cavs star 'started the superteam'
LeBron James denies Draymond Green's remark that Cavs star 'started the superteam'

Draymond Green couldn't resist mocking LeBron James and the Cavaliers during the Warriors' NBA championship parade Thursday. James wouldn't let Green get the last word in for this round. Green told thousands gathered for Golden State's victory celebration. Read: Does LeBron James Think That Super Teams Exist in the National Basketball...

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  • Polanco breaks out of slump, Pirates top Cubs 4-3
Polanco breaks out of slump, Pirates top Cubs 4-3

Bryant has hit 13 home runs in his last 41 games, producing 146 at-bats. "It seemed like everybody contributed in that inning", Russell said. MARLINS 5, BRAVES 0: At Atlanta, Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning, Christian Yelich drove in three runs for Miami.

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  • Deschamps hails 'fabulous' Zidane after Real's Champions League win
Deschamps hails 'fabulous' Zidane after Real's Champions League win

Isco, who kept Cardiff-born Gareth Bale out of the starting line-up, described it as Real's best performance of the season as they outclassed Italian champions Juventus in the second half. "Having said that, you know how things are". I'd promised that, if we won the Champions League and I scored a goal, I'd do it. Navas needed to be sharp a...

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  • India have the edge, but Pakistan have better bowling attack: Shaun Tait
India have the edge, but Pakistan have better bowling attack: Shaun Tait

Pakistan , decimated by India in their first league game, came back strongly defeating South Africa and Sri Lanka to make it to the semis and then punished an errant England to make it to their maiden Champions Trophy final . Pakistan were hammered by India in their first match of the tournament , but have been transformed since then and...

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  • Real Madrid
Real Madrid "convinced" Cristiano Ronaldo innocent of alleged tax fraud

Tollin ceded the rights to Ronaldo's image to another company in Ireland, Multisports & Image Management Ltd, which actually managed the soccer icon's image while Tollin apparently remained inactive and was kept dormant. In his announcement Tuesday, the Spanish prosecutor said Messi's case was a precedent for the charges filed against Ronaldo . ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo to quit Real Madrid, Manchester United fans react
Cristiano Ronaldo to quit Real Madrid, Manchester United fans react

Real backed that assertion, saying they were confident the Portuguese forward had acted legally. The Portuguese global has told reporters that the Spanish Tax system has treaded him unfairly, ultimately causing his decision to leave Real Madrid .

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  • Morgan blames pitch as England crash out
Morgan blames pitch as England crash out

Pakistan will face either India or Bangladesh in the final on Sunday at the Oval. Hasan Ali hasn't been the same since he was hit for 70 runs by rival India in Pakistan's crushing defeat in their Champions Trophy opener. There's no home advantage for any side. "No one thought we'd reach the final". If we had put 280 on the board it mi...

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  • Thomas makes charge up US Open leaderboard
Thomas makes charge up US Open leaderboard

Tommy Fleetwood was relieved to salvage a bogey on the final hole as he remained firmly in contention for a maiden major title at the US Open . As a 7-year-old, Justin got to hang out in the clubhouse the day Tiger Woods beat Bob May in a playoff at the 2000 PGA Championship.

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  • Favourites India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final
Favourites India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final

Most of the TV spots for the final, to be played in London , were pre-booked, however, fewer than 10 percent of the slots are left for the final. Kohli has urged his team to forget the 124-run drubbing they inflicted on Pakistan in the group stage of the tournament .

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  • Four-way tie for lead at the US Open
Four-way tie for lead at the US Open

Casey's opening 66 had left him a shot off the pace and he swiftly joined Fowler in the lead with a birdie from close range on the 11th, his second hole of the day, only to bogey the next and run up a triple-bogey on the 14th. The 26-year-old will play in the second-to-last group Sunday, quite a change for a player who had played in seven previo...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli labels Pakistan's comeback as wonderful
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli labels Pakistan's comeback as wonderful

Pakistan have already "closed the chapter" on their trouncing by India in the group stages of the Champions Trophy and intend to prove the point in the final, according to coach Mickey Arthur. "They are motivated and if we can work had in the finals, we will get good results", said Sarfraz. After that hiding at Edgbaston, Sarfraz Ahmed's m...

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  • No one should discount Pakistan, says Hussey
No one should discount Pakistan, says Hussey

Afridi singled out India's batting as the biggest threat to Pakistan's chances in the match. And what's a Pakistan winning run without one of those mad scrambles, like the one that came against Sri Lanka? Pakistan's run to the final has once again led to many comments about their notorious "unpredictability".

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  • 76ers, Celtics trade top picks
76ers, Celtics trade top picks

The potential trade of the Boston Celtics No.1 pick the the Philadelphia 76er's is looking very real at the moment. Fultz - donning a Philadelphia cap as he arrived at the team's practice facility - visited the 76ers on Saturday in a hastily arranged get-to-know-you session, with the workout and meeting with team officials.

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  • Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports
Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports

However, he deserves to be lorded by the Real Madrid fans, as he has played an important part in the club for close to a decade. "He's very sad and really upset". A creative midfield and the verticality of the fullbacks enables Ronaldo to receive great piercing passes and crosses all day long in the box. Andre Silva, the 21-year-old forward w...

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  • Chelsea make 'very big offer' for Alex Sandro - Juventus chief
Chelsea make 'very big offer' for Alex Sandro - Juventus chief

He told reporters : "We've rejected an offer from Chelsea [for Alex Sandro] but I don't know what he thinks about it. Players are masters of their own destinies". Juve have a policy of not standing in the way of players that want to leave the club, so it will be interesting to see if Sandro's reaction is to want to talk to Chelsea .

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  • I'm not in Conte's plans, says Costa
I'm not in Conte's plans, says Costa

He was offered a chance to move to China in January, something that Chelsea rejected, and he recently ruled out moving there. "I think [a move to the Chinese Super League] is very unlikely because there is the World Cup next year and Diego Costa wants to be there".

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  • Golden State Warriors: 5 takeaways from Game 5 vs
Golden State Warriors: 5 takeaways from Game 5 vs

Fans light fireworks on a street in downtown Oakland, Calif ., after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday June 12, 2017. But as we all know, the Spurs just don't give a hoot about ratings or, for that matter, media attention of any kind. He is now 3-5 in his eight NBA Finals a...

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  • Hamilton Closes Gap In Formula One Championship Race
Hamilton Closes Gap In Formula One Championship Race

Daniel Ricciardo rounded out the podium after a tense battle for third. Overtaking is proving to be more hard than ever in 2017, but the Canadian Grand Prix never fails to deliver. But the silver cars were right up there and the laptimes pointed to another close, hard-fought battle between Ferrari and Mercedes , Vettel and Hamilton.

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  • Champions Trophy: Team India gear up ahead of grand final against Pakistan
Champions Trophy: Team India gear up ahead of grand final against Pakistan

The neighbouring countries have moved on from years of political conflicts but emotions will run high as millions of supporters around the world watch the first major final between two South Asian giants since the 2007 World T20. But the key to the match could well be the other tussle, between the Indian bowlers and Pakistan's batsmen, who ...

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  • Harman Leads US Open After Round 3, Thomas Sets Course Record
Harman Leads US Open After Round 3, Thomas Sets Course Record

The soft, forgiving conditions created opportunity for major movement up the leaderboard for those players willing to take it. Nearly an inch of rain fell on the course overnight and Reed, who beat Rory McIlroy in the opening singles at Hazeltine a year ago, was one of many players to take advantage in pursuit of his first major title.

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  • ICC Champions Trophy final: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India tomorrow
ICC Champions Trophy final: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India tomorrow

Hasan paid tribute to the influence of Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood , himself a vastly experienced former global seam-bowling all-rounder who also spent several seasons in English county cricket , notably with Oval-based Surrey.

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  • Porsche heading for third Le Mans win in a row
Porsche heading for third Le Mans win in a row

Struggling on cold tires after a pit stop, Stanaway locked up and ran straight on at the Mulsanne Hairpin, thudding into the barrier and causing damage to the front of the auto. The impact at the approach to the first corner at around 1.30 a.m. caused too much damage to continue. Defending champions Porsche had been an hour behind the leading n...

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  • Five of the best Pakistan-India ODIs
Five of the best Pakistan-India ODIs

But he warned against India in the big final, Pakistan needed to bat first. One such example was the photograph of former Indian captain MS Dhoni with the baby son of Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed . I think the Pakistan team has some good players who could be match-winners". "Sohail's comments on the team and Sarfaraz when the team is...

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  • AB de Villiers says a major trophy for SAfrica 'feels close'
AB de Villiers says a major trophy for SAfrica 'feels close'

The two quick run-out dismissals - of AB de Villiers (16) and David Miller (1) in the 29th and 30th overs, respectively - saw South Africa reduced to 142/4. But De Villiers' body language lacked conviction - something that has also been apparent in his game which has given such huge joy to fans across the globe.

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  • Long-driving Champ takes advantage of Erin Hills' generosity
Long-driving Champ takes advantage of Erin Hills' generosity

McIlroy's playing partner and former world No 1 Jason Day finished nine over following a 75. Holywood's McIlroy finished four under for the final six holes, which helped the four-time major victor post a one-under-par 71 in Wisconsin , but the damage was done in the first round as McIlroy hit six over to effectively end his chances at t...

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  • Lawrence Dallaglio and Shane Horgan reflect on the 2005 Lions tour
Lawrence Dallaglio and Shane Horgan reflect on the 2005 Lions tour

Maori's misery at slipping further behind was compounded soon after; Tawera Kerr-Barlow's unsafe tackle on Halfpenny in the 48th minute was predictably punished with a yellow card by referee Peyper, who awarded the Lions a penalty try three minutes later after the Maori turned the ball illegally.

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  • Justin Thomas shoots first 9-under round in US Open history
Justin Thomas shoots first 9-under round in US Open history

Definitely inspiring in a way to see him get off to a good start and kind of motivating to want to get myself to go out and play well. Danny Willett has withdrawn from the U.S. In the final round at Oakmont past year, his golf ball moved slightly as he positioned himself for a short putt on the fifth hole. Rickie Fowler has some company o...

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  • Dustin Johnson misses cut at US Open — Major Surprise
Dustin Johnson misses cut at US Open — Major Surprise

What a day for Justin Thomas . He seemed to be rounding into form after an early season that was dominated by looking after his mother, who is battling cancer. He just has to listen to the crowd. But the Englishman now has a share of the lead at the U.S. Open. The Offaly man is 1-over after completing his second round at Erin Hills.

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  • Top 3 miss US Open cut; 4-way tie for 1st
Top 3 miss US Open cut; 4-way tie for 1st

The 26 year-old Englishman spent more than two years inside the top 100 of golf's World Ranking between April 2014 and May 2016 before a season of bad play dropped him all the way down to 188th. "And I showed what I can do". "It's just golf. It's frustrating but I don't let it bother me". Johnson , whose fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, had the coupl...

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