• Champions Trophy: Nasser Hussain slams Eoin Morgan for blaming pitch
Champions Trophy: Nasser Hussain slams Eoin Morgan for blaming pitch

I think it'd be wrong to change the approach we've had. "We are giving a rest to the guys who are definitely in the Test team, but a lot of the guys will play in that third match and then back it up the next day in the pink-ball game and he is one of those".

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  • Infantino: Not time to think about future of Confed Cup
Infantino: Not time to think about future of Confed Cup

However, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker broke Jared Borgetti's record as Mexico's all-time leading scorer last month to leave him on 47 goals for his country. "We are all with Portugal ", Infantino said. "I have the same confidence today", Portugal coach Fernando Santos said earlier this week. Mexico qualified to the ...

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  • Fakhar ton leaves India with stiff chase to retain Champions Trophy
Fakhar ton leaves India with stiff chase to retain Champions Trophy

If we play good cricket, definitely we will win this tournament". Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said that the cricket world should now stop saying that Pakistan can not beat India in major tournaments. The fate of the match was sealed. All-rounder Hardik Pandya was the highest scorer among the Indians with 76 runs fr...

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  • Nasser Hussain Says Pitch Blameless in England Defeat
Nasser Hussain Says Pitch Blameless in England Defeat

England were at one point of the match were looking fine to score around 270 plus, but their sudden collapse raised eyebrows among the fans. Speaking to Press Association Sport while taking part in the final leg of broadcaster Jeff Stelling's March for Men for Prostate Cancer UK, Collingwood reflected on England's disappointing Champions Trop...

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  • Hussain says pitch blameless in England defeat
Hussain says pitch blameless in England defeat

This was the trouble: England's starts were either all or insufficient, and usually the latter. Wednesday's loss here meant England's wait for a first major ICC ODI tournament triumph will continue until at least 2019 - when they stage the next World Cup.

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan outplay England by eight wickets, reach final
Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan outplay England by eight wickets, reach final

I do not feel that I was more defensive in the first two games or became more aggressive in the last two games. After bowling the hosts out for 211, thanks to pacer Hasan Ali's 3/35, the Pakistani opening duo of Ali and Zaman made light work of the English bowlers as the visitors crossed the 50-run mark at the end of the mandatory powerplay.

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  • Warriors in 6? NBA botches Finals pin: TMZ
Warriors in 6? NBA botches Finals pin: TMZ

James said he had no reason to feel sorry for himself. Or will they completely remodel the team and chase after National Basketball Association talents such as Carmelo Anthony, Paul George , Chris Paul or even DeMarcus Cousins? The Cleveland Cavaliers also visited past year after cinching their championship; Obama also called Cavaliers c...

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  • Real Madrid coach Zidane
Real Madrid coach Zidane

He had to settle for a cameo appearance in the Champions League final, with Zinedine Zidane preferring Isco to start the 4-1 win against Juventus . Rodriguez was not even included in the squad to face Juventus so his days in the Spanish capital seem numbered. Mundo Deportivo was more generous as it lauded the work done by Real's coach Zida...

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  • Small margins can be massive in cricket: Virat Kohli
Small margins can be massive in cricket: Virat Kohli

Few might argue that Mohammad Amir's opening burst, that accounted for India's two most prolific batsmen - opener Rohit Sharma for a three-ball duck in the first over and captain Virat Kohli for five in the third over - was as important for Pakistan to win their first world title since the 2009 World Twenty20.

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  • Four-way tie for lead, top-3 MC at US Open
Four-way tie for lead, top-3 MC at US Open

Open. Casey, who had shot a six-under-par 66 on Thursday, came unstuck with a disastrous triple-bogey eight on the 14th after teeing off on the 10th hole. Open history, matching Johnny Miller's 63 at par-71 Oakmont in 1973. Schauffele double bogeyed the par-3 13th hole. Cameron Champ , who just finished his junior year at Texas A&M, birdied hi...

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  • Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell
Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell

Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Ronaldo has asked agent Jorge Mendes to do "everything" to secure a return to United should he leave Madrid ahead of the 2017/18 campaign. And that would be in the neighborhood of $450 million to cover for the transfer fee that Real Madrid is expected to demand and Ronaldo's pay check.

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  • US Open - the story of the third round
US Open - the story of the third round

The Victorian shot a disappointing even-par 72 to stay at four under, sharing 17th. "Oh gosh, Jimmy, be good", he said to caddie Jimmy Johnson when the ball was in the air, and it was close to flawless. He then drilled a 300-yard second shot to around eight feet before rolling in his eagle putt to roars from the galleries. Smiles are rare at a U.S.

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  • Braves' Kemp can pinch-hit, wants to return to lineup
Braves' Kemp can pinch-hit, wants to return to lineup

Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte, top, is safe at second base with a double as Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, bottom, reaches for the throw in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 16, 2017, in Atlanta. Jaime Garcia retired eight of the first nine batters he faced and was staked to a 3-0 lead before he unraveled in the fifth....

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  • Real Madrid crowned kings of Europe
Real Madrid crowned kings of Europe

On a wonderful evening in Cardiff , the Spaniards did it again - beating Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final to collect their 12th European Cup and become the first team in 27 years to retain the trophy. Indeed, Real are the first to win back-to-back titles since the competition morphed into the Champions League . "I'm very happy. It...

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  • Only Ronaldo and James Can Decide Real Madrid Futures - Valderrama
Only Ronaldo and James Can Decide Real Madrid Futures - Valderrama

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Portugal's Confederations Cup meeting with Mexico on Sunday, Santos announced his support for Ronaldo. The 32-year-old swapped Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in 2009 for a then world record fee of £80million and United fans would like nothing more than to see their adopted son return to the Theatre of Drea...

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  • India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal
India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal

One of the prodigies of Pakistancricket, Muhammad Amir will most certainly be a player the crowd would anticipate seeing. Let that sink in for a minute. Not only do they get the job done, but they're incredibly easy on the eye as well. It has become a fashion of sorts for cricket captains to understate things ahead of a big match - perhaps to ensur...

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  • Putin thanks FIFA as Confederations Cup begins
Putin thanks FIFA as Confederations Cup begins

Midfielder Denis Glushakov flicked the ball over goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in the 31st minute as New Zealand defenders rushed back to try to clear it off the line. It's an worldwide eight-team tournament, played every four years. FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said Russia's readiness had "surpassed expectations".

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  • India wins toss, elect to field in Champions Trophy final
India wins toss, elect to field in Champions Trophy final

The cricketing world was shocked when Sri Lanka chased down India's big total to win at The Oval, but other than that hiccup, India has looked, with England, the strongest team in the competition. India then lost two wickets for no runs in four balls to be 54 for five inside 14 overs. India then went onto decimate Bangladesh in the semi-fi...

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  • Pakistan to face India in final of ICC Champions Trophy
Pakistan to face India in final of ICC Champions Trophy

India's lineup remained unchanged for the match, whereas Pakistan replaced Rumman Raees with Muhammad Amir . Batting conditions should be excellent and we could be in for a classic. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur: "They've [his team] been outstanding, the way they've prepared, the way they dragged themselves off the canvas after the beating ...

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  • Amir fit and ready to play Champions Trophy final against India
Amir fit and ready to play Champions Trophy final against India

Everyone is aware of the talent they have - they can beat any side in the world. "They've been really special in the way that they've bought into the concept that we wanted them to buy into and the brand of cricket , and they've done exceptionally well at that".

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  • Warriors on hand to see Andre Ward defeat Sergey Kovalev by TKO
Warriors on hand to see Andre Ward defeat Sergey Kovalev by TKO

I know it sounds insane when you're light-heavyweight and I'm not the biggest light-heavyweight. Sergey Kovalev points at Andre Ward and walks off the stage at the pre-fight press conference at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. -champ erasure of Chad Dawson that effectively ruined the one-time light heavyweight king's career. I had to feign thi...

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  • Lackey deals, Rizzo leads offense as Cubs beat Pirates 7-1
Lackey deals, Rizzo leads offense as Cubs beat Pirates 7-1

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen looks like himself again. "Slow heartbeat - no heartbeat at all, actually". The Pirates scored one quick run, and eventually loaded the bases with one out. He probably shouldn't have pitched to Bell, a switch-hitter who homered in the fifth inning, but acting manager Davey Martinez didn't pull h...

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  • Miller not happy with Thomas breaking his US Open record
Miller not happy with Thomas breaking his US Open record

Open . And wise course management and cigarette-paper risk-reward differentials are still major factors: witness the forensic brilliance of Brian Harman , plotting his way round softly, quietly, cleverly, or Justin Thomas's flawless 3-wood on 18 yesterday, which set up that record-breaking 63, no margin for error , on a risky, aggressive line...

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  • Grenfell Tower: what we know so far
Grenfell Tower: what we know so far

A total of 58 people are presumed dead after the devastating fire in a London tower block, police chief Stuart Cundy told reporters yesterday. Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices.

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  • Hafeez hails Pakistan spirit for India stunner
Hafeez hails Pakistan spirit for India stunner

Azhar also continued his fine form in the tournament, reaching his 50 off 61 balls before he was run out following a mix-up with his partner. India made no changes to the team that trounced Bangladesh in the semi-final while fit-again Mohammad Amir made a comeback to the Pakistan team .

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  • Justin Thomas makes US Open history
Justin Thomas makes US Open history

Brian Harman holds the lead after the third round of the 2017 U.S. Open after shooting a 67 on Saturday that brought his 54-hole score to 12-under par. He putted for birdie to move to 2 under for the day and 2 over for the tournament. Tom Kite knows a little something about hard conditions for the final round of the U.S.

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  • Arsenal have made 'very nice bid' for Alexandre Lacazette, reveals Lyon president
Arsenal have made 'very nice bid' for Alexandre Lacazette, reveals Lyon president

Quotes emerged on Friday attributed to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, stating that Arsenal had made "a very nice offer " for the player. French publication L'Equipe have reported that Manchester United have identified Alexandre Lacazette as a backup target should they fail to land Alvaro Morata.

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final

Having already made history by reaching the Champions Trophy final for the first time , Sarfraz Ahmed and his men know they have little to lose and all to gain as the tournament's lowest ranked team prepares to play the final. Period. Kohli and his players realize the enormity of the task ahead. As the Indian Express noted, this matchup ...

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  • Mickey Arthur: Final will be about 'us' and not India
Mickey Arthur: Final will be about 'us' and not India

Pakistan has surprised everyone in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after being ranked eighth coming into the tournament and was well and truly beaten in its first match against India . Pakistan , meanwhile, has not hosted a major worldwide match - barring a short limited-overs series against Zimbabwe - at home since a terrorist attack on Sri Lanka'...

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  • Harman in front on crowded US Open leaderboard
Harman in front on crowded US Open leaderboard

And that it was the first nine-under-par round ever shot in the U.S. Open. However, heavy overnight rain dumped an inch of water on the course and that undoubtedly helped low scoring with players able to take advantage of receptive greens and attack the holes.

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  • Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak
Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak

The score is Pakistan's second-highest against India . A fortnight on from being thrashed by India in their opening group match at Edgbaston, Mickey Arthur's side looked a totally different team as they followed up their semi-final hammering of hosts England by trouncing the defending champions.

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  • Pakistan defeat India by 180 runs to lift Champions Trophy title
Pakistan defeat India by 180 runs to lift Champions Trophy title

However after being set 339 to win, India slumped to 158 all out as Hasan Ali claimed three for 19 to spark wild celebrations and an unlikely win following a poor start to the competition. They entered the tournament ranked eighth in ODIs, the lowest amongst all participating sides. India still had those two casanovas of the ODI run-chase, ...

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  • Four possible destinations should Cristiano Ronaldo actually quit Real Madrid
Four possible destinations should Cristiano Ronaldo actually quit Real Madrid

James Robson of the Manchester Evening News claims that Woodward has a shortlist of "fantasy" signings, including one of Ronaldo's teammates. Madrid-based newspaper Marca added ballast to A Bola's initial morning report by saying that the rumors were true, while the BBC later reported that a source close to the player had said Ronaldo w...

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  • Sanchez Likely To Miss Chile's Confederations Cup Opener - Pizzi
Sanchez Likely To Miss Chile's Confederations Cup Opener - Pizzi

The pace has now been set for the African champions, the indomitable lions of Cameroon who are expected to enter the saga tomorrow against The south American champions, la Roja of Chile . It is the fourth summer in a row in which Sanchez has taken part in an global tournament off the back of a busy domestic season and in an interview with SFR Spo...

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  • US Open: Tommy Fleetwood remains calm ahead of final-day test
US Open: Tommy Fleetwood remains calm ahead of final-day test

With Johnson, McIlroy and Day misfiring, it was left to a clutch of unheralded players to dominate the upper reaches of the leaderboard. Tommy Fleetwood is among the long shots who has given himself a real shot to win the U.S. After the Travelers, McIlroy will take a week off and then play in the Irish Open, the Scottish Open and the British Op...

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