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ICC Champions Trophy, India vs Pakistan final: Virat Kohli seeks title triumph

He added: "You have to be close to reality. I said it before the England game, if we put our "A" game together and do the basics well, we can beat anybody ". "Cricket's culture in Pakistan is dying since the new generation hasn't seen global cricket being played in Pakistan ", Dr. Nauman Niaz, direct of sports and syndication at Pakistan Television Corp., told the AP. Read More »

Kohli calm ahead of final


Former World Cup winning captain, Imran Khan, said Pakistan have got a golden opportunity in the Champions Trophy final to avenge their humiliating defeat to India in their first match of the tournament. Pakistan knocked out hosts England by beating them in the semi-final by eight wickets. Arthur expressed his satisfaction at the team's performance in the middle overs of the game and added that it seems to be the right path to take. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan vs India, final today

India and Pakistan have already met during the tournament's group stage, with India winning easily. This could have been potentially match-defining but Raees held his own on the big day and along with Hasan Ali emerged as the best bowlers for Pakistan against England as the flamboyant English line-up was restricted to a paltry 211. Read More »

Shahid Afridi requests India to soften stance on bilateral cricket

The result of this high-voltage clash has a direct bearing on the happiness index of the nation. "It is bigger than the Ashes - and expectation is high from both nations, insane about cricket". The India vs Pakistan ODI will be streamed online on Hotstar . The only difference here is that it is the Mini World Cup and the captain has been replaced. Read More »

Justin Thomas ties US Open Tournament record with 63 in third round

Fleetwood could have been only the second Englishman in 47 years to hold at least a share of the 54-hole lead in a US Open but blundered with a chip then putted over the 18th green when it seemed his hard work had been done. Harman was a three-time 2nd team All-American during his playing days in Athens before turning professional in 2009. No place has ever surrendered more under-par scores in the first round than Erin Hills, which measured 7,845 yards the first day. Read More »

Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 in US Open

Brian Harman shot 5-under 67 to get to 12-under 204. Tommy Fleetwood , of England , reacts after a bogey on the 18th hole during the third round of the U.S. I had 310 yards to the hole, but it was downwind so I knew if I hit it solid, I could definitely get it there. "All Jimmy (caddie Jimmy Johnson ) and I were trying to do is give ourselves a best chance to make a four". Read More »

Portugal vs. Mexico in Confederations Cup

Coach Fernando Santos and some of Ronaldo's teammates are confident the star forward won't be affected by the buzz created by a report that said he wants to leave the Spanish club because of allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities. Read More »

India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy Final

In an interview with a leading Indian channel, Ganguly criticised Sohail calling his remarks "ridiculous". "They've come in with no fear of failure", said Arthur. He already has two half centuries in three innings. But at the same time , we're neither intimidated by them nor are we arrogant about what we are doing. Read More »

Thomas shoots 63, but Harman leads after Round 3


Playing in the final group with Harman will be Thomas, who is almost as small but one of the longest hitters in the game. "He has added some extra events into his schedule, so hopefully he can stay injury-free and get a good run of tournaments under his belt". Read More »

Paul Casey fightbacks at golf's US Open

It opened the door for England veteran Paul Casey (71) to share honours atop a no-frills leaderboard with countryman Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman (all 70) at seven-under after the second round at Erin Hills. In Thursday's first round, he tied a U.S. Open record by making six consecutive birdies en route to a four-under 68 and a share of seventh place. "I thought 63 was the number. Read More »

Maori skipper issues warning to All Blacks

Hansen spent part of his side's build-up to the Samoa clash goading Gatland on his side's "dull" style and correctly predicting he'd bring in new players. Sexton showed more than enough to suggest he's good for a Test start against the All Blacks, so if Farrell is fit then the prospect of a 10-12 combination between these two tactically-gifted players is very real. Read More »

Gatland pleased with Lions' progress


The trusty Halfpenny nailed all seven kicks to stay flawless with the boot on tour, scoring 22 points on the night, and Gatland will be looking for more of the same from the Lions when they face Chiefs on Tuesday. "A number of those players in the back three are pretty versatile". "I guess we've just got to adapt to the conditions - they kicked well, put us under pressure and we've got to adapt better going forward". Read More »

Draymond Green predictably stole the show at the Warriors championship parade


The Golden State Warriors are prepared to do everything possible to re-sign Stephen Curry according to Joe Lacob, the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors . No one is questioning Steve Kerr's coaching abilities nor the Warriors' drafting success. But like I said, we'll all figure something out. It should be noted that after last year's NBA Finals , James wore an Ultimate Warrior T-shirt . Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Weather forecast for Pakistan vs India final

There's no overexcitement. People are just doing the normal things that they do. 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. Pakistan recovered their composure to record back-to-back victories in Cardiff , the first over Sri Lanka taking them through to the semi-final stage and the second knocking England out of their own tournament three days ago. Read More »

Hosts Russia Ease Past New Zealand In Confed Cup Opener

Petersburg. Weeks in advance, the Flying Kiwis arranged to play an 8-a-side match at a professional football ground in St. Petersburg, and surprised themselves to beat a local team 3-0, taking the edge off their disappointment at the national team's 2-0 loss to Russian Federation. Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India win toss, put Pakistan into bat


Some teams start confidently and then they fade. We hope that the combination of the aggressive Virat Kohli and the ex-captain cool's calm will help India lift the mini world cup. Speaking on the eve of the encounter which is expected to draw in 300 million television viewers in India alone, Kohli remained wary of his side's status as favourites in the match. Read More »

Stephen Curry deserves plenty of credit for Kevin Durant's Finals MVP season

With Thompson playing in his third consecutive finals, this gives Washington State their 4th straight NBA Finals appearance and three Championships over those four years. "I know he wants to be here, and we want him here". Most believe it was the addition of All-Star forward Kevin Durant that put the Warriors over the top to claim their second title in three years. Read More »

Warriors give Oakland a reason to celebrate


William and Rizal's father, Ray Cahambing, said it was unfortunate Oakland was losing the Warriors , "but the diehard fans" would make the trip across the Bay to San Francisco to see the team. He described himself as a Warriors fan since elementary school. In fact, according to ESPN Stats & Info, each of Lebron James' 8 finals opponents have had a better postseason net efficiency (a composite statistic that is derived from a teams' total offensive and defensive contributions) than the ... Read More »

Everton complete Jordan Pickford signing for club record fee


Everton fans have had such a insane couple of days, seeing the signings of Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen , that Sandro Ramirez has somewhat slipped out of consciousness. Just how valuable a signing, the Dutch man will be is still to be seen, but if his form is to be anywhere near his Ajax days, then he will surely be a great investment for the club. Read More »

Ronaldo explains why he 'deserved' to win the Champions League


Ronaldo scored two of the goals, making him the leading scorer in the competition for the fifth straight season with 12 - one more than Lionel Messi . Of course, Zinedine Zidane notably led his side to become the first of the Champions League era to claim the trophy in successive seasons. "He's like a father in football", Ronaldo later said of his former mentor. Read More »

Thomas eyeing maiden major at US Open

But a weather shift that is expected to hit for Sunday's final round may add a twist to a tournament that hasn't yet experienced U.S. Open-like conditions. He two-putted for birdie, and he rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th. "When it's soft, no wind and we're playing well, we're going to shoot low scores". Read More »

Record tumbles at US Open

It was the 31st score of 63 in major championship history. English pair Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood are among four players with a share a lead of the US Open at the half way stage at Erin Hills . It's all pretty self-explanatory, I guess, in terms of what it means. "To shoot a good round like today, I'm certainly looking forward to the weekend". Read More »

Brian Harman leads 117th US Open after round 3

Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain. Thomas fired nine birdies and an eagle on the 18th to card a nine-under-par 63 and take over the clubhouse lead on 11 under par, two shots clear of compatriots Brian Harman and Brendan Steele and England's Tommy Fleetwood . Read More »

Rory McIlroy responds to Steve Elkington's claims he looks bored playing golf

McIlroy, who wasn't tagged in the Australian's tweet, posted a screenshot of his own Wikipedia page with a list of accomplishments that goes well beyond the four majors he's already won. Open. The Holywood man, and world number two replied to fellow golfer, Steve Elkington on Twitter, after he crashed out of the Major after missing the cut. Read More »

Rory McIlroy hits back after accused of being 'bored' by Steve Elkington

Rory McIlroy has hit back at criticism of his US Open performance after he was accused of being "bored" of playing golf . Elkington was watching the U.S. He has won two PGA Championships, The Open Championship and the U.S. Open. "It was 5 mill". "That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses...and it's knew...mustn't have taught grammar in the 50's", McIlroy replied. Read More »