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Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Group A rivals Portugal , led by Cristiano Ronaldo , and Mexico meet in Kazan on Sunday, with Russia's next game against the Portuguese in Moscow on Wednesday. "That means we still have plenty of homework to do". New Zealand had a penalty claim for handball against Vasin turned down early in the second half, before Marinovic made a key double save at the other end, keeping out Poloz's powerful header and Aleksandr Erokhin's follow-up from close range. Read More »

Football games to be reduced to 60 minutes?


Instead, there could be two periods of 30 minutes with the clock stopped whenever the ball goes out of play. IFAB says the Fair Play! document has three aims - to improve player behaviour and increase respect, to increase playing time and to increase fairness and attractiveness. Read More »

Johnson ready for break after US Open flop

Rory McIlroy was left reflecting on a missed cut at the US Open for the second consecutive year on Friday after once again struggling to get to grips with the Erin Hills layout. Proof of that came from Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie, both of whom shot 7-under 65 Friday. It's just that you've got to keep it in the short grass, out of that fescue, don't make any bogies. Read More »

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

The tournament favourites did fare pretty well here in their warm-up programme, dishing out defeats to New Zealand and Bangladesh - the latter, whom they also beat in their Edgbaston semi-final, by a spectacular 240-run margin. I hadn't slept for 10 to 12 days ahead of the Pakistan game. "We are aiming to win this tournament", he said. "The way youngsters have performed in this tournament is really encouraging for us, they all have played an important role in bringing Pakistan to the ... Read More »

NZ fall to Russia in Cup opener


The first goal of the 2017 Confederations Cup belongs to the hosts. It was the ideal start for the Russians in a game played at the new Krestovsky Stadium, where President Vladimir Putin and Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Gianni Infantino both gave speeches before kick-off. Read More »

Warriors Stay Mum On Possible White House Trip

Curry hopped and shouted as he gave high-fives to the crowd after getting off a double-decker bus during the Thursday parade. The championship was the first for forward Kevin Durant , and the NBA Finals MVP (Most Valuable Player) took in the moment. Read More »

It's been a learning experience to bowl on English wickets, says Bumrah

Obviously today is a really bad day for us. "And then we just unraveled as a side out there". "We didn't pitch up as a team". So what was different in this South Africa match? "These are the players". It's as simple as that. South Africa were given an early hope by Rohit Sharma , who made a decision to let go of his defensive ways early in the innings and attacked a shortish delivery bowled by Morne Morkel , only to edge it straight to Quinton de Kock's gloves in the sixth over. Read More »

Pocono 400 live stream — NASCAR Cup Series


Kimball set a two-lap qualifying record at Texas. After totally dominating the race and leading 241 of the 400 laps, Larson lost out to the Master of the Monster Mile, Jimmie Johnson , on an overtime restart. Jimmie Johnson , last week's victor at Dover, qualified 19th in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet. He turned a qualifying lap with the new engine. Read More »

Forget group win over Pakistan, Kohli warns before final


Ten years ago, India and Pakistan had clashed against one another in an ICC final and Gambhir's knock of 77 helped India sail through wherein MS Dhoni lifted his first ICC Champions Trophy . "Some teams start tournaments very confidently and then they fade off". The former Pakistan all-rounder further claimed that the game between the two arch-rivals is bigger than that of the Ashes and thus pressure would be there on both the teams. Read More »

Green Mocks Cavs and LeBron in Celebration Parade


But I don't look at it as I definitely didn't start the superteam". "I just feel like it's great that on the day that you're celebrating your championship my likeness and my name is in your head". That's part of trash-talking, is to try and be annoying. "I think the focus, a lot of LeBron's - his business interests, his Hollywood aspirations, his media ventures are based out there", said Wojnarowski. Read More »

Russian Federation 2-0 New Zealand


The New Zealand keeper made another great stop from Poloz after a swift Russian Federation counter-attack, while Alexander Samedov curled over from a free-kick as Russian Federation looked to put the result beyond doubt. Fedor Smolov scored a second from close range after the break. Russia's opening goal had an ugly finish after two pretty pieces of individual skill once the All-Whites defense needlessly lost the ball. Read More »

Zidane revels in 'historic' Real Madrid Champions League win


It was an incredible season again". I'm very happy, it's one of the best moments in my career. "It's been a hard season, but I've worked hard and didn't think I would make the final but I worked tirelessly at home and this is the reward". "I think we feel that we are an unbelievable team". "But today we can say that we are a very good team and that we deserved to win the league and the Champions League ". Read More »

Draymond Green Takes Shot at Cavs During Championship Parade

This was best exemplified by the Rockets joining Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon on the same group. "Look at his shirt, I love Draymond". Green said the trash-talk garment was his idea but Warriors director of coaching Nick U'Ren was the man responsible for taking the idea and executing it. Read More »

Pakistan beat England to reach ICC Champions Trophy final

One of the key members of the Pakistan squad, the 32-year-old opening batsman Azhar Ali, explained how his team recovered their composure after an embarrassing 124-run defeat to India in their opening game of the tournament. No one has ever doubted his abilities and he has also shown what he is capable of in the games he has played for us. "(But) fair credit to Pakistan. Read More »

Draymond Green trolls Cavaliers at Warriors' parade with "Quickie" t-shirt

We got "em out (of) here quick with the trophy". The Warriors star showed up at their victory parade wearing a shirt with the caption "Quickie" a photo of the Finals trophy. "The 3-1 tombstone cookies and all of that". "I was waiting on this moment, but definitely my guy, that's family". I'm petty. I've been waiting for awhile, coming up with ideas. Read More »

Ward, Kovalev meet again in title bout


I want to thank my haters - they motivate me to keep going. They will meet in the main event of an HBO pay-per-view card from Las Vegas on Saturday, in a fight being billed as "The Rematch". Kovalev will come for the knockout, but he'll have to settle for an emphatic points win. At the risk of blasphemy, I am altering this assessment after processing a lot of psychological and physical data over Fight Week. Read More »

England prevail in a second thriller against Pumas


Flanker Sam Underhill caught the eye as he became the 11th player to be capped on the tour while Ford and Launchbury both demonstrated they would not look out of place in a Lions team, a prospect not likely to happen after Warren Gatland opted to call up replacements from Wales and Scotland in a move criticised by Jones. Read More »

Trump confirms on Twitter that he is being investigated for firi

President Donald Trump is telling his Twitter followers that they are witnessing the "single greatest WITCH HUNT in American history". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended Comey's dismissal , is overseeing the broader investigation, which is being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Read More »

Tampa Bay Derby victor Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes


But the Belmont Stakes was still the main attraction, and its anthem - " New York , New York" - was appropriate. His trainer, Kiyoshi Hagiwara , didn't speak to the media. Pletcher also won the 2017 Kentucky Derby with another horse- Always Dreaming . Tapwrit won the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of the Triple Crown , on Saturday evening. Read More »

Sergio Garcia rides on renewed confidence entering US Open at Erin Hills


When I won the US Open in 2013 I came out on top after a great battle with Phil Mickelson, and it was the same thing when I pipped Henrik Stenson to the gold medal at the Olympics a year ago. "Hopefully, keep the confidence going, keep the momentum and see if we can have a good weekend and have a chance on Sunday ", responded Garcia about how he would approach the second part of the challenge on a course where the greens were getting slicker nearly by the minute. Read More »

Jonny Hayes swaps Aberdeen for Celtic


The Republic of Ireland global agreed a three-year contract with the Scottish champions. "I still remember how well he looked after me when I went over to England". Roberts scored 17 goals in his two terms at Parkhead, including a well-taken strike against his parent club in a Champions League group stage clash in December. Read More »

Rory McIlroy remains positive despite missed cut at US Open

Alex Noren. Fowler has the best chance, even though he lost so much ground over the final two hours. "It's not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man". Wisconsin's other representative in the tournament, 23-year-old Jordan Niebrugge of Mequon, also made the cut after matching Stricker with rounds of 73 and 72. Read More »