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Lakers now looking to trade up to No. 1 picks

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LA has been going out of their way to do their due diligence and give the illusion that they aren't set on drafting Ball, but I'm hearing they still plan to take him. Some executives believe that Florida State forward Jonathan Isaac might have a small chance of moving into the top five. He averaged 12 points and 7.8 rebounds during his lone season with the Seminoles. Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by 1

Miller held the previous record after he shot 8-under in the final round of the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. "I don't think I could play any different or score any better than I have done", said Fleetwood , who won his second European Tour title earlier this season at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Read More »

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs keen to begin managerial career at Southampton

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Mary's following the dismissal of Claude Puel . Puel also steered Southampton into the final of the 2016-17 League Cup, but the board chose to relieve the Frenchman of his managerial duties. Southampton had identified former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel , who left the Bundesliga club last month despite winning the German Cup, as a possible alternative to Puel, but he wants to take charge of a club playing in the Champions League. Read More »

India favourites against Pakistan: Saha

India eased past Bangladesh to enter the finals while Pakistan got the better of better fancied England in their semi-final clash. "Virat has learned to live with these realities... Pakistan have won just one of their past eight matches against their biggest cricketing enemy and haven't beaten them at a major worldwide tournament since the 2009 Champions Trophy . Read More »

It's not just cricket

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Those two wickets against Sri Lanka have been his only two of the tournament so far, however, albeit his economy rate is a respectable 4.79. "I know there are expectations, I know there are people that expect the team and me to do well every time we play", Kohli told reporters at the Oval on Saturday. Read More »

Pakistan has been masterful in squeezing teams

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Pakistan lead 72-52 in the head-to-head stakes, but in the ICC events, it is 8-2 to India . "History can change, and I hope we can (change it)". The love-hate relationship of both the countries adds a different kind of zeal to the game and multiplies its significance as the public turns up to see not just the cricket but how the arch rivals overpower each other without weapons. Read More »

Spurs slap hefty price tag on midfielder wanted by Man United

After initially failing to nail down a spot under Sir Alex Ferguson, Smalling flourished under Louis van Gaal, becoming arguably United's best centre back whilst become a starter for the England national team. Dier penned a £70,000 per week deal with Spurs in September but could double his money if he moves to Old Trafford. Smalling has been deemed surplus to requirements by Mourinho as the summer overhaul at United picks up shape and he will be allowed to leave the club. Read More »

Wounded Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory (Lead Preview)

Ahead of Sunday's blockbuster, TOI Sports recaps some India v Pakistan classics. There is no doubt about it. But nation is above everything and we will be playing for victory of India . Afridi singled out India's batting as the biggest threat to Pakistan's chances in the match. If the defending champions beat Pakistan today, then they will become the No. Read More »

Marcin Tybura Earns Decision Win Over Andrei Arlovski

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Tybura was actually coming off two straight knockout wins, but the Polish heavyweight was best known for his grappling skills and that's what he used to ground Arlovski's striking attack throughout the majority of the fight. After laying on Tybura for a lengthy period of time the round comes to an end after a nice front kick to the face lands for Arlovski. After a bit of inactivity, Arlovski broke off and picked his shots. Read More »

Switzerland's Bacsinszky Reaches Women's Semi-Finals On A Rainy Day

The 19-year-old is the youngest player to advance to the women's Semifinals in Paris since Ivanovic in 2007. As Ostapenko left the room, she turned to her agent and whispered with a wide, proud smile, "My answers are amusing". 19-year-old Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the first set of the match against an experienced Caroline Wozniacki has conceded with the account 0:5, but nearly saved the party. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Titanic tussle in offing

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It's a box office encounter that is likely to smash global TV viewing records. Some teams might not have the best starts, and they come back amazingly, which Pakistan has done. The result maintained India's dominance over their rival at major competitions. The only difference here is that it is the Mini World Cup and the captain has been replaced. Read More »

Virender Sehwag rubbishes reports of 'two-line CV'

Losing his cool, the left-handed batsman said, "I shall do that easily, and also provide you with two physios. If I had to send a two line resume , my name was enough", Sehwag said in an interview with " UCWeb ". But, Sehwag chose to remain silent and posted a tweet that was an indirect answer to Rashid Latif's insulting video. The Prince of Kolkata said, "Whoever is watching this broadcast, I want to challenge Viru in front of you'll". Read More »

India wins the toss and chooses to bowl

Only viewers can decide if this high-voltage cricket battle between India and Pakistan will become the most-watched ICC match in cricket history. It all boils down to this, one last contest between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. He replaces Rumman Raees. The batting department for Pakistan under the likes of opener Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman followed by Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez will look to flourish against India having got to good starts in the previous matches but failing to build ... Read More »

Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo welcomed in Russian Federation ahead of Confed Cup

Now 39 and playing for Shanghai SIPG, the former Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Monaco defender is not among the squad picked by head coach Fernando Santos for the World Cup warm-up event in Russian Federation, where Portugal face Mexico in their opening game in Kazan on Sunday, but he will be watching his countrymen with keen interest. Read More »

Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez

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Cardiff native Gareth Bale made an appearance as a late replacement for Karim Benzema, having been out since April 23 with a calf injury. "In the first half we played beautifully". "I'm not going to say that I'll be here for the rest of my life, that's doesn't exist", Zidane said. "The truth is that Real Madrid have many important players". Read More »

Dodgers rally against Indians bullpen again to extend win streak

Leading off the eighth inning, Bellinger broke a 2-2 tie by blasting a 2-1 pitch from Andrew Miller over the right field wall for his 16th home run. The Dodgers (41-25) initiated the scoring with a pair of runs in the top of the second inning, and never trailed the Indians (31-31). RHP Corey Kluber (5-2, 4.38) is a ideal 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts this month, proving his full recovery from a lower back strain in early May. Read More »

Pakistan Beat England by 8 Wickets, Enters into CT Final

As he prepared for the semi-final, coach Mickey Arthur appeared less enamoured with a description he seems happy to consign to history. "The ball also doesn't swing in cold weather and bowlers' hands get stiff so they find it hard to swing the ball", added Mahmood. Read More »

India overwhelming favourites, says Saha

India will go into the final with a 14-2 winning record against the Green Brigade in all major International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments. Kohli will be cast centre stage as India captain in front of a mere 24,500 sell-out crowd at The Oval , and his primary task will be to keep his composure at the crease and in the field as the overwhelming favourites bid to retain their title. Read More »

Seeking answers, Jordan Spieth struggles in 3rd round at US Open

Thomas' dramatics happened on the 18th when he hit his second-shot 3-wood more than 300 yards on the par-5, 667-yard finishing hole. Brooks Koepka looked like he might be the man to lead the way on nine under, but two bogeys on the back nine meant he was at 7 under and still very much in the hunt. Read More »

Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in opener — FIFA Confederations Cup

President Vladimir Putin will attend Saturday's Group A opener in Saint Petersburg's Krestovsky Stadium between Russian Federation and Oceania champions New Zealand . "I don't know if it played a part or not. Once they had that lead it allowed them to play more freely, they started to move the ball very well". "I liked New Zealand's team, but luckily we managed to cancel out their strengths and displayed ours", Cherchesov said. Read More »

How to watch Russian Federation vs. New Zealand

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal , who possess a fine mix of youngsters and veterans, and benefit from the guidance of the savvy Fernando Santos. "I don't think they've brought an understrength team", insisted Degenek. Interestingly, this year's Confederations Cup will have a new name on the trophy as none of the past winners (Brazil, France, Mexico, Denmark and Argentina have qualified). Read More »

Kohli elects to bowl; Amir returns

India , however, does have an upper hand since Pakistan usually is on the losing side against India in ICC tournaments. No team has the guarantee to win. India's dominance extended to the rest of their tournament run, where they scored a tournament-best 1098 runs en route to the final. Both the teams have some experienced players, who are wonderful cricketers, and they will need to bring all their experience in the Champions Trophy final. Read More »

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

The India captain and world's No.1 ODI batsman wants to avoid any potential social media distractions which might stop his men focusing fully on retaining the ICC Champions Trophy . A carnival atmosphere is likely to reign before the first ball is bowled and, for one side, after the last one goes down too. "We don't focus too much on past records", he said. Read More »

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 »