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Russia win Confederations Cup opener

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Federation Internationale de Football Association has for the first time implemented a three-step procedure at the Confederations Cup that allows referees to stop matches in the event of racist or discriminatory incidents. "We have all the grounds to believe that everything will be successful and take place on a high level". Throughout their Confederations Cup campaign, Russian Federation will look to build on that, as well as progress for next year's World Cup. Read More »

Real Madrid star goes missing after the Champions League final

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Having lost yet another Champions League final in the colours of Juventus , goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon says he will try again next season to lift the one club trophy that has so far eluded him. Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles. It was the culmination of a counterattack of breathtaking speed launched by Luka Modric and Toni Kroos . Read More »

Auckland give British Lions a case of the Blues

CJ Stander and Rieko Ioane scored earlier tries for the Lions and Blues respectively in a match that was supposed to challenge Gatland's team before the three Tests against New Zealand. In their favour perhaps is the fact that they are starting halfback Conor Murray, an Irishman who can hold claim to being one of the best No9s in the world, and Englishman Owen Farrell, a talented operator and presumably their starting No10 for the first test on June 24. Read More »

Harman edges ahead at US Open

Thomas , the 24-year-old from Kentucky who is a major away from joining the young elite in golf , only added to a year of low numbers. Whatever happens, the championship is set to crown a first-time major victor, as the closest previous major champion is Louis Oosthuizen in a tie for 17th at four-under. Read More »

Day 3 at the US Open: How locals fared Saturday

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World No.9 Rickie Fowler , who held the halfway lead, earned solo fifth with a 68, with Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim a shot back alone in sixth after also carding a 68. "I thought 63 was the number". "I was in the hay too much over the last couple of days", Day said. "There were a couple of loose swings out there, but when you shoot 65, you can take those". Read More »

Nishikori recovers from nightmare first set to book meeting with Murray

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Time violations are a contentious issue, with players allowed 25 seconds between serves in regular tour events but only 20 seconds at Grand Slams . "It's possible that I'm playing too slow". For Khachanov , playing on the center court at Roland Garros was a pleasure, but losing the match was always hard to bite. Wawrinka, who could play Murray in the semi-finals, had to have treatment to his lower back during his 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 win on Court One, which ended French hopes of a first ... Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic can set up French Open semifinal showdown

Nishikori knocked Murray out of the US Open in a five-set quarter-final a year ago but insisted he couldn't remember it. Nishikori, bidding to make the semi-finals for the first time , has endured a topsy-turvy French Open, needing five sets to beat Hyeon Chung and four against Fernando Verdasco . Read More »

Thomas sets record for best round in US Open history

Open, joining Johnny Miller (1973), Tom Weiskopf (1980), Jack Nicklaus (1980) and Vijay Singh (2003). Harman might be the surprise leader after three rounds, but there was nothing ordinary about his game. At that point, he was leading by seven shots. "Someone could get out there early and shoot a low score". Looking towards the weekend, Casey said all the low scoring on the rain-softened course could abruptly end. Read More »

Golf's best miss cut leaving crazy logjam at Open

Harman, bidding to become the first left-hander to win a U.S. Open , is a victor on the PGA Tour this year while Thomas is the world number 13, a three-time victor this season and a member of the exclusive "59" club after breaking 60 at the Sony Open this year. Read More »

Rory McIlroy hits back after 'bored' jibe

Why he chose to voice his opinion in that way is anyone's guess, but McIlroy didn't wait long to respond. While he believes McIlroy is the world's most gifted golfer but suggested that he's "bored" with the sport, adding that not having Tiger Woods to compete with has had a negative impact on the 28 year-old. Read More »

Ramirez 2 HRs, Indians beat Twins 9-3 in doubleheader opener

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We've still got a game tomorrow, but I don't know. Molitor said before the game. Encarnacion walked three times in the game, had a hit and scored twice. He's 4-0 in five starts, albeit with a 5.46 ERA, since being recalled from Triple-A. Cleveland Indians' Austin Jackson hits a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins in the fourth inning of the second baseball game of a double header Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Minneapolis. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan Has Nothing To Lose, Says Azhar Mahmood

It's easy to say that India are better than Pakistan . The green shirts lost its opening game to India by a whooping 124 runs under the duckworth-lewis (D/L) method. "I don't take extra pressure thinking he is bowling from here, what if he doesn't do that in the game?" His opposite number in the Pakistan camp, Sarfraz Ahmed, was a little more revealing, but not much more forthcoming. Read More »

Gregor Townsend's Scotland hold on for thrilling victory over Australia

Yet another Wallabies opportunity was thrown away when lock Rory Arnold lost the ball in a lineout close to Scotland's line. Both sides were keen to show who was the boss early after a big hit from Adam Coleman ruffled the Scots feathers in the opening minute to get crowd and almost the Aussie bench involved. Read More »

Savannah's Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open

The round was littered with some incredible approach shots and long putts as Thomas took advantage of overnight rains to move to 11-under, one shot off the lead by Brian Harman . At Rancho Mirage in early April, Thompson was given the four-shot penalty with six holes to play in the final round. With the likes of Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy , Jason Day and Jordan Spieth missing the cut at the U.S. Read More »

Forget group win over Pakistan, Indian captain Kohli warns before final

India won the Champions Trophy title in 2013, under the leadership of Dhoni, and will aim to lift the trophy once again when they take on bitter rivals at the Kennington Oval on Sunday. But the biggest plus for India in the tourney has been their pace attack which has bowled with pace and venom to run through the batting order of most of their opponents. Read More »

Roma Expect An Improved Bid For Salah From Liverpool

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The Reds have been heavily linked with the Egypt worldwide for some time, with Goal reporting in May that attention had shifted in his direction after the club gave up on Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt. Italian sources confirm Liverpool are prepared to offer €45m to Roma , so Mohamed Salah's medical will be Tuesday or Wednesday. Since departing Stamford Bridge, he has grown leaps and bounds as a player and his the consistent increase in productivity over the past 3 seasons is proof ... Read More »

Fowler runs into trouble on No. 8 at US Open

There were 18 rounds in the 60s on Saturday. Going into the final round, 42 players were still under par. If you'd thought you could spend a politics-free afternoon by attending the U.S. But that was just one of many highlights for Thomas. Harman, 30, joined the PGA Tour in 2012 and has won two tournaments, including the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this year. Read More »

US Open 2017: Brian Harman grabs one-shot lead through 54 holes

During his historic Saturday run to get himself at the top of the leaderboard at the US Open, the 24-year-old used some of his skills he must have acquired from mini-putt at the par-4 fifth hole at Erin Hills. He made an eagle on his final hole at the Sony Open in January to shoot 59, and he went on to break the PGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record. He won that tournament by seven strokes but never has finished better than tied for 18th at a major. Read More »

Gatland delighted with build-up to the test series

Warburton continues to chase full match sharpness, and could well take a seat on the bench for Saturday's first All Blacks Test in Auckland. "Normally, he's pretty calm and stuff - he's been doing a lot of press conferences in the last couple of weeks, (and) I can only take that as a sign of respect in that, potentially, he's a little bit anxious", Gatland told reporters. Read More »

India Beat Pakistan by 124 Runs, Man of the Match Yuvaraj Singh

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On Sunday, one of the most eagerly awaited matches of the tournament proved a damp squib in the end as India utterly dominated every aspect of a stop-start, rain-interrupted 124-run victory at Edgbaston . While India were confident even heading into this game against Pakistan , there were a lot of questions about team selection. After nearly a 40-minute hold-up, with the scoreboard reading 46 runs in 9.5 overs, India regrouped their strategy and started counter-attacking. Read More »

Lungani Zama on Proteas at Champions Trophy

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The quick said: "We're not thinking about the semi-final right now". On whether he still believes he should be captaining the ODI side ... Subsequently, South Africa continued losing wickets in short interval and its last eight wickets were lost for just 51 runs. Read More »

LeBron James will not give up his 'superteam' fight

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Meanwhile, many fans and critics have also started calling the Warriors a super team when Kevin Durant was added to their All-Star roster in 2016. Kevin Durant heard the critics all season for leaving Oklahoma City for Golden State, but on Monday night he finally had his moment and won a title. Read More »

Fowler ready to break major duck

Joining Thomas in joint second place is countryman Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood (both 68). "Someone has a very good chance of ending up with their first major tomorrow", Fowler said. "But I've enjoyed this experience". And I think with everything so large, your target is larger and your misses get even more extreme. "I'm like, 'Let's get to 8, let's get to 9, ' whatever it is". Read More »

Durant, Curry reiterate desire to remain with Warriors

First, LeBron James bolted Cleveland to join forces with his buddies Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, and that Heat trio won two titles and reached four straight NBA Finals. Let's start with what he did in this Finals despite falling to the juggernaut Warriors: He helped take a game off the Dubs, for one, who seemed destined to go 16-0 in the postseason. Read More »

Off-colour Mustafizur disappoints in Champions Trophy

India had defeated Pakistan in the final of the inaugural World T20 tournament in South Africa to lift the title. "So everyone is aware of the kind of talent they have in their team , and on their day they can beat any side in the world". Read More »