• Pakistan create history, thrash India in Champions Trophy final
Pakistan create history, thrash India in Champions Trophy final

Fakhar, who scored his maiden ODI century in style with a four off the 31st over, was awarded Player of the Match . The pitch was good, the batting line-up long. Fakhar capitalised on a huge piece of fortune early in proceedings - he was caught from a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball when on three - but rode his luck to pummel the Indian attack to all par...

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  • Fantastic Fakhar hits maiden ton as Pakistan post huge target
Fantastic Fakhar hits maiden ton as Pakistan post huge target

Pakistan , due to security reasons, currently can't host worldwide cricket, but is now the ICC Champions Trophy holder, a feat that has far-reaching implications. "Congratulations to Pakistan . The way they turned things around, it was unbelievable", Kohli said . "With the ball, we could have had more wicket-taking opportunities".

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  • Why a fairy-tale Cristiano Ronaldo return is still on the cards
Why a fairy-tale Cristiano Ronaldo return is still on the cards

The newspaper touted a €180m ($264.4m) move this transfer window. "He feels he's honest, has good character and did everything OK", added the source. Spanish radio station COPE reported that Mendes had told Real Madrid was angry over the tax fraud claims and had an offer from a Premier League club, plus clubs in France and China.

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  • Rafael Nadal storms into quarter-final
Rafael Nadal storms into quarter-final

The fourth seed will meet compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta for spot in the last four after the latter stunned Canada's Milos Raonic . He hit 31 winners in the match compared to just 12 for Bautista Agut and clinched victory after an hour and 50 minutes.

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  • Fendrich on Tennis: Grand Slam drought done, Rafael Nadal heads to grass
Fendrich on Tennis: Grand Slam drought done, Rafael Nadal heads to grass

Nadal's compatriot Tommy Robredo seemed to suggest that the King of Clay's Grand Slam total could have been even greater, tweeting: "What if we would have 2 Grand Slams on clay?" "I'm just very happy, super happy about what happened here".

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  • Murray in spotlight as Wimbledon looms
Murray in spotlight as Wimbledon looms

Canada's Milos Raonic says he is in great shape mentally, thanks to the clay court season, as he prepares to try and go one better than previous year at the grass court tournaments of Queen's and Wimbledon . However, he does not disagree with John McEnroe's assessment of him as being realistically regarded as fourth in his generation behind R...

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  • Four share lead at US Open
Four share lead at US Open

There were 18 rounds in the 60s on Saturday. When asked why there is so little separation among the field, Holmes said: "It's so long". It was the first time Day has missed the cut in seven U.S. Thomas, a major away from joining the young elite in golf, only added to a year of low numbers. The 12-time PGA Tour victor hasn't had a Top Ten finish...

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  • Is Boston eyeing a draft day trade for Jimmy Butler?
Is Boston eyeing a draft day trade for Jimmy Butler?

This came hours after word out of Boston held that the Celtics don't want to finalize the deal until the night of the draft. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the 76ers are sending first-rounders for 2018 ( Lakers ) and 2019 ( Kings ) in addition to their selection this year.

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  • Ryan Blaney Wins Axalta Pocono 400
Ryan Blaney Wins Axalta Pocono 400

If you count a win by Martin Truex Jr ., whose Furniture Row Racing team has a technical alliance with JGR, that total was eight wins. Blaney had to work for the win - more than just holding off Harvick. "That was our only weakness". The video below shows why drivers should be given microphones more often. "Just couldn't charge any of the corn...

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  • Warriors celebrate National Basketball Association title with street parade
Warriors celebrate National Basketball Association title with street parade

The rally, planted on the south side of Lake Merritt, was in an ideal setting. LeBron James , whose Cavaliers won the title a year ago and fell to the Warriors on Monday, said during a visit to Obama's White House in November that his team would "have to cross that road" if it triumphed again under Trump.

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  • Aaron Judge hits the hardest home run of the Statcast Era
Aaron Judge hits the hardest home run of the Statcast Era

It was just the third time in franchise history they had five guys do that in the same game. Dexter Fowler hit a three-run homer for St. Louis, and Adam Wainwright tossed five solid innings. "Especially since last season I got myself in a hole". Baltimore did collect two more hits in the inning, including one from former Met Ruben Tejada , but t...

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  • Pakistan crush India to win the ICC Champions Trophy
Pakistan crush India to win the ICC Champions Trophy

Once last hope Hardik Pandya (76) was run out, the writing was on the wall as India were bundled out for just 158 with nearly 20 overs remaining. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed added: "After the India match in the group stage, I told the players the tournament hadn't finished yet".

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  • Nation rages as Pak defeats arch-rival India in Champions Trophy
Nation rages as Pak defeats arch-rival India in Champions Trophy

So after coming into the tournament as rank underdogs - they entered just edging past West Indies as the lowest seed - Pakistan end up as the victor of the Champions Trophy 2017. "As I said, you can do little to control when people are going well like that, and we certainly tried to make them hit in areas that we felt it would be uncomfortable, b...

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  • Blues protect 11 players in advance of Wednesday's expansion draft
Blues protect 11 players in advance of Wednesday's expansion draft

Doug Armstrong and company protected forwards Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen, Paul Stastny, Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, and Ryan Reaves, defensemen Alex Pietrangelo, Joel Edmundson, and Jay Bouwmeester, and goaltender Jake Allen.

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  • NBA Warriors' star Curry to pass on White House celebration visit
NBA Warriors' star Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

Earlier in the season, Curry, responding to Under Armour CEO Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank calling President Donald Trump an "asset" to the United States, jokingly said that he agreed - if you remove "the ET from asset". And the different kind of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship-winning teams, we don't want that to ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo skips post-match press conference after Portugal draw
Cristiano Ronaldo skips post-match press conference after Portugal draw

Portugal and Ronaldo will take on hosts Russian Federation in Moscow in their next Group A fixture this Wednesday, and a win would be enough to see them occupy top spot in the group. Hector Moreno scored in added time to earn a point for the Mexicans five minutes after Cedric put the Portuguese in front. Portugal , who are making their debut...

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  • Cink among four sharing PGA St. Jude lead
Cink among four sharing PGA St. Jude lead

It's tough to say Berger won because of this par save, but it was a sporty way to open his round. Americans Chad Campbell and Luke List trail by one stroke, while South African Charl Schwartzel , who had a share of the halfway lead, regressed with a 74 to fall four strokes off the pace.

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  • Bale happy at Real
Bale happy at Real

Zidane, 44, led Madrid to glory in last season's Champions League less than five months after succeeding Rafael Benitez to take up his first managerial role. "We played very well in the first half". Leonardo Bonucci's deep ball was brought down by Alex Sandro, who cut it back to Higuain in the penalty area.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax fraud allegations
Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax fraud allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo's representatives have strongly denied an accusation that the Real Madrid forward concealed earnings and defrauded the Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million. The prosecutor in his statement claimed that Ronaldo "knowingly" did not disclose his income of €28.4m ($31.8m) made from the session of image rights in 2015-20.

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  • Diego Costa: Atlético Madrid reportedly set for 30m-euro bid
Diego Costa: Atlético Madrid reportedly set for 30m-euro bid

Conte is keen to win the Champions League as a manager, something he feels can not be achieved without significant improvements to his current working conditions at Chelsea . Under Conte, Chelsea were dominant in the Premier League last season. The Chelsea boss also want a direct-line of contact with the club's owner Roman Abramovich and out...

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  • US Open: Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open
US Open: Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open

If he would have hit his driver, it conceivably could have gone over 400 yards. Reed shot a two-over 74 to finish T-13 - meaning he still has to hear about how he's never had a top 10 at a major for a bit longer. "And to be honest with you, this week I don't think I ever got nervous, not at one point". "I think that's been the consensus from everyb...

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  • Nadal: 10th Roland Garros win is 'indescribable'
Nadal: 10th Roland Garros win is 'indescribable'

Two days after turning 19, Nadal became the youngest man to win a major title since Michael Chang was 17 at the 1989 French Open . Twelve years later he is still chasing rival Roger Federer for the all-time Grand Slam standings. Wawrinka, who was the 2015 French Open champion , was the picture of grace in defeat. "To win here again is somethi...

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  • India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli
India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli

Little went right for them, in fact, from the moment Kohli put Pakistan in on a glorious morning. Riding on Fakhar Zaman's 114 runs, Pakistan posted massive 338 runs for the loss of four wickets in the high-voltage final of the Champions Trophy against arch-rivals India here on Sunday.

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  • Van Strikes Pedestrians Outside Mosque in London
Van Strikes Pedestrians Outside Mosque in London

The attacker struck as the area was busy with worshippers who had been at Ramadan night prayers at Finsbury Park Mosque . London mayor Sadiq Khan said the attack was "an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect".

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  • Warren Gatland still considering Lions XV to face New Zealand
Warren Gatland still considering Lions XV to face New Zealand

Gatland has picked a strong but still experimental lineup, though, to meet a Crusaders team which contains nine All Blacks. Scrumhalf Conor Murray makes his first appearance of the tour and is partnered by flyhalf Owen Farrell, who gets his first start after a cameo off the bench in the tour opener against the Provincial Barbarians .

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  • French Open 2017: Ostapenko stuns Halep for first major title
French Open 2017: Ostapenko stuns Halep for first major title

The Latvian secured her first Grand Slam title staged a stunning comeback to win 4-6 6-4 6-3 after losing the first set and finding herself at 3-0 down in the second. She's fearless, as you can see below in her victor count. She, thus, became the first ever Lativian to become a Grand Slam victor. "I can not believe I'm Roland Garros champion at o...

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  • Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen interested in move for striker Matt Derbyshire
Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen interested in move for striker Matt Derbyshire

But I am very excited and believe we can do good things. Leeds United's director of football Victor Orta says that Chris Wood remaining at Elland Road is the "best solution". "Being in England is something important", Christiansen added. "I believe with good work we can achieve that". I presented my ideas in how I saw the team and what ...

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  • Russian Federation beat New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener
Russian Federation beat New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

The win puts them top of Group A, with Mexico and Portugal - the other two teams in the section - due to face off on Sunday. The first warning sign for New Zealand came in the seventh minute when Michael McGlinchley was forced to hack off the line after Viktor Vasin's header came back off the inside of the post .

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  • Real Madrid changing Cristiano Ronaldo's mind over exit will be hard - Calderon
Real Madrid changing Cristiano Ronaldo's mind over exit will be hard - Calderon

Ronaldo was making the headlines on Friday, two days before Portugal's Confederations Cup debut in Russian Federation, because of a report that said he wants to leave Real Madrid and Spain following allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities.

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  • Pakistan demolish holders India to win Champions Trophy
Pakistan demolish holders India to win Champions Trophy

Fakhar Zaman scored a magnificent maiden worldwide century as Pakistan set fierce rivals India a challenging target in the ICC Champions Trophy final at an electric Oval on Sunday. Babar Azam joined Fakhar, who lofted Ravindra Jadeja over long-on for six and got to three figures by sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin to the boundary.

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  • Gambhir slams Kashmiri separatist for lauding Pakistan
Gambhir slams Kashmiri separatist for lauding Pakistan

Mirwaiz took it to micro blogging site Twitter wrote, "Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here". "They are just pleasing their bosses sitting across the border and the way last night these separatist leaders tweeted in favour of Pakistan showed that their hearts are always beating for Pakistan", Raina added.

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  • Harman, Koepka set pace in US Open finale
Harman, Koepka set pace in US Open finale

After leaving himself with a troubling putt for par he knew he was facing a potential bogey and to lose a stroke to par going at that point would be the kind of mistake Jones had spoken of. Next up is a weekend without most of the biggest names in golf . He closed with a 5-under 67, only realizing after his par on the final hole that a birdie wo...

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  • NZ into America's Cup challenger play-off with win over Britain
NZ into America's Cup challenger play-off with win over Britain

The winners of the series are set to progresses to the challenger final and whoever wins that takes on defending champions Team USA for the America's Cup itself. "What an advert for this new style of America's Cup racing". The first team to win five races in each semi-final will go through to the challenger final.

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  • Penguins leave Marc-Andre Fleury unprotected in draft
Penguins leave Marc-Andre Fleury unprotected in draft

That still leaves a handful of teams with work left to do, scrambling to keep coveted players such as Marc Methot in Ottawa , the Rangers' Antti Raanta , Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella in Minnesota , and Jonathan Marchessault in Florida from joining Vegas.

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  • Police officer acquitted of Philando Castile killing
Police officer acquitted of Philando Castile killing

Castile's sister, Allysza, said that: "his brother didn't deserve to die the way he did". Yanez, 29, had been charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm for killing Castile , 32.

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