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Ronaldo : Portugal forward thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva

Portugal , the defending European champions, play Mexico on Sunday in their Group A opener in the eight-nation competition that serves as a warm-up for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. "Firstly, we have have to understand that we play Portugal and not Cristiano Ronaldo ", he said. "The guys were painting and I helped them when they were working at height", industrial climber Dmitry Chalov said. Read More »

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell

According to AS, Ronaldo's made the decision to leave Los Blancos two months, but he was told by his agent, Jorge Mendes to inform the club about his decision after the UEFA Champions League final. According to Manchester Evening News , they are Cristiano Ronaldo , Gareth Bale, Neymar and Thomas Muller. The 32-year-old has enjoyed a sensational stint in the Spanish capital, winning countless trophies and individual accolades to further establish himself as one of, if not the, best player ... Read More »

Warriors fans celebrate NBA title, with expectations of more to come

As reported by The New York Times today, Josh Brown of CNBC's Halftime Report tweeted early this morning that the Golden State Warriors had decided not visit the White House , which is customary for national sports champions. One moment late on Monday captured the camaraderie that evolved. The brothers took turns climbing on top of a water cooler to see over the crowd and jumped with delight as Curry's bus went by. Read More »

Forget group win against Pakistan, Kohli urges before final

But Sarfraz, who has had a fine tournament in his triple role of captain, wicket-keeper and batsman added: "You saw how well we bowled in the "death overs " against South Africa and also Sri Lanka". "With the red ball, he was more circumspect and played more traditional Test innings where he waited for the bad ball so I had more success against him". Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak


Earlier, on Saturday, Imran Khan had said that Pakistan has got a great chance to restore pride in the final because of the way the team lost the first match to India . Fakhar Zaman brought up his first ODI ton and led Pakistan to a huge score. Turning to the coin, India won the toss and Virat Kohli opted to bowl first. Read More »

Red Wings Expansion Draft Protection List Revealed


The Detroit Red Wings' protected list, released Sunday morning, offered only one minor surprise. But if the Red Wings see someone they like who is unprotected, they could ask Vegas to select that player and work out a trade with the Golden Knights. Read More »

Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid?

Group B has Germany, Chile, Australia and Cameroon. Last year's triumph at Euro 2016, when Portugal defeated France in the final to emerge as European champions for the first time, ended Ronaldo's lengthy wait for worldwide glory. He would nearly certainly secure the prize if he can help Portugal win the Confederations Cup, the main warm-up event for next year's World Cup. "It would be a lovely thing to have on the CV". Read More »

World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title


Pakistan , playing its first Trophy final, made only one expected change, recalling fast bowler Mohammad Amir , who had to miss the semifinal win over England because of a back spasm. The right-hand batsman didn't forget to mention the name of Sanjay Bangar , India's batting coach and Raghavendra, the team's throwdown specialist from the NCA, for their contribution to his success. Read More »

Pakistan thrashes England to reach Champions Trophy final


England , despite competing in 19 major ICC ODI events since the inaugural World Cup back in 1975 have yet to lift a trophy. "But certainly today it was - coming from Edgbaston (against Australia), it was obviously a big jump in pace and bounce and too much of anask for us to adjust to really". Read More »

Harman in front on crowded US Open leaderboard

Open? In addition to those five players, eight more golfers are within five strokes of the lead, and that group includes Ryder Cup hero Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker and Charley Hoffman. Justin Thomas of the United States reacts after making a birdie. The final-hole struggle was in marked contrast to his second-round rally, when he became the first player from China to make the cut at a U.S. Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins record 10th title


And following an historic triumph, the 31-year-old said it was "impossible" to describe his emotions. "But it's true that this one is going to be one of the more special ones for the 10, for what happened in the ceremony after the final, for so many things". Read More »

Oakland plans parade for Warriors as 2018 expectations soar

Prior to even figuring out which players the team may look to sign this summer, the front office must decide who will be in charge. After the Game 5 loss in the 2017 NBA Finals , he stated that he was never a part of a super team. "He was fantastic", Warriors owner Joe Lacob said after the game. With so much firepower on the roster, the Warriors will likely be in contention for the title for years to come. Read More »

Warren Gatland says Sam Warburton is under pressure for Lions place


Steve Hansen's Kiwis remain the favourites on home soil, particularly with two Test in fortress Eden Park , but the Lions feel they sent out a message on Saturday night in Rotorua as they dismantled the Māori All Blacks. "There's an opportunity for Liam Williams to go and impress at full-back". Anthony Watson did a good job coming on there against the Crusaders and has looked risky. Read More »

Boston Sportscaster Feeling The Heat For Translator Remark


During the fourth inning of Tuesday's game between the Red Sox and Yankees , Masahiro Tanaka was visited on the mound by pitching coach Larry Rothschild as well as his translator. Sabathia (7-2) had a nervous moment in the fourth when a strap broke on his heavy brace around his arthritic right knee. The burly 6-foot-6 lefty, not known for his fielding prowess, made a bare-hand grab of Jackie Bradley Jr.'s fifth-inning comebacker with Josh Rutledge on third, a ball that came off the bat at ... Read More »

India wins toss, bowls first in Champions Trophy final


Arthur said the players have changed their cricketing behaviour and have worked hard at expanding their game. Though form and history favour India , the resurgent Pakistan side have the capability of upsetting India . So, the more relaxed you stay in these kinds of situations, it helps you take better decisions when you are composed and calm mentally. Inndia's current skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said the final of the ICC Champions Trophy is expected to be a "well-contested" ... Read More »

Arsenal talisman Alexis Sanchez not thinking about future, says Chile boss


Whilst Sanchez battles to overcome an ankle injury in time for this evening's opening game against Cameroon Chile will be hoping to add to their Copa America crowns of 2015 and 2016 with another global title. "I am very professional in what I do", Sanchez said - via the Evening Standard . All our players are really focused on what we are doing and of course what they want to do is try and win the tournament and of course win this game. Read More »

McIlroy hits back at Elkington

Paul McGinley sees the effect of that rib injury which he sustained at the turn of the year and the complete change of clubs and ball as the obvious culprits to his miserable campaign. And the USPGA in August is being held on a Quail Hollow course in North Carolina which was the scene of his first PGA Tour victory and where he has won twice. Read More »

It's On: Mayweather-McGregor Pay Bout Set For Aug. 26


Many MMA fans are still waiting for a rubber match between the Stockton native and McGregor, with the two weight champion narrowly defeating Diaz in their instant classic of a rematch at UFC 202 in August. "The impossible deal is now done". After splitting two high-profile bouts with Nate Diaz, McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to add the organisation's lightweight title in December a year ago. Read More »

Leeds United target Derbyshire would guarantee goals — In Focus


In 33 games in the Cypriot first division last season, Derbyshire hit the back of the net on 24 occasions - earning him the league's golden boot award. It's hard to say and it really depends on the system that Christiansen intends to use. In fact, he scored more goals last season in Cyprus than he did in 86 matches in all competitions for Blackburn Rovers . Read More »

Justin Thomas makes US Open history


Erin Hills fought back on Friday and the world's top three players won't be around for the weekend at the U.S. Open. -Day after missing the cut. This isn't like most Opens. Open, said he was pleased with his performance on Saturday. He went from pouring putts into the centre of the cup to burning the edges, and his 39 on the back nine cost him the lead, though not his chances of breaking through for that first major. Read More »

US Open Notebook: Seeking answers, Spieth struggles in 3rd round

Open in relation to par. Then there was the first-round leader, Rick Yataka Fowler, better known out here as Rickiiiiiieee . The round was littered with some fantastic 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 . Read More »

US OPEN: It's wide open at the halfway point

Holmes said. "As good as I got", he told Spieth, smiling as he walked with him down the fairway. "I just get a little shaky and jittery on putts and that's what happened on 15". Johnson (+4) can't be too upset to be travelling home to California to see his newborn baby. Right behind was a trio of players that included Rickie Fowler , who went 28 holes before making his first bogey and then went three holes without making a par . Read More »

Justin Thomas powers into US Open contention with thrilling round

You see, Miller also shot at 63 at the U.S. Open , in what is considered by some the greatest round of golf ever in major tournament. So when the golf world turned northwest of Milwaukee this week and Erin Hills was waiting with its waist-high fescue and 500-yard par-4s, it was a bit like stepping through the looking glass. Read More »