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Dustin Johnson delayed in Erin Hills arrival

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Johnson missed the year's first major, injuring his back in a fall the week of the Masters . "But I'm going to have to play really well if I want that chance". I just wish that I would have been playing, especially [because] leading into the Masters I was playing the best golf that I've ever played. While other players have complained at the tangled acres of fescue grass, McIlroy was dismayed to learn some of the rough had been cut back following the complaints. Read More »

New York Yankees: The Legend of Aaron Judge Continues to Grow

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In the sixth inning of Sunday's matinee tilt against the Baltimore Orioles , O's pitcher Logan Verrett delivered a cement-mixing 85-mph hanging breaking ball the league's leading home run hitter and boy did he do what he does best. Tanaka, who got a no-decision, gave up three runs (one earned) and four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Jordan Lyles (0-2) gave up both homers after Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela fell short of becoming the first nine-game victor in the National League. Read More »

AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini to play a Challenger event!

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Maldini won 26 trophies with AC Milan including five Champions Leagues before finally hanging up his boots in 2009 aged 41. Despite being 48 years old and with a fraction of the experience you would think he needs, Maldini and his doubles partner triumphed at the "rodeo" competition at the Aspria Harbour Club, earning them a place in the main draw at the upcoming Milan Open. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy final, India vs Pakistan: Players to watch out for

That was their opening match of the Champions Trophy . "Both teams obviously want to win the final". Azhar Ali , Babar Azam and Imad Wasim too chipped in with handy knocks while a late 57-run dash lifted Pakistan to a solid 338. "I don't see any relevance of the first game - you can never tell how a particular team starts a tournament". But we've closed the chapter on that. Read More »

Russian President thanks FIFA as Confederation Cup begins

Dmitri Polov and Georgi Dzhikiya had efforts hacked off the line. In the opening match , Russian Federation midfielder Denis Glushakov flicked the ball over goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in the 31st minute as All Whites defenders rushed back to try to clear it off the line. Read More »

India win toss, elect to bowl against Pakistan in CT final

The 25-year-old has taken just two wickets in the tournament so far, but he has delivered an impressive economy of 4.79 in his three outings. Meanwhile, assuring that India will be neither intimidated nor arrogant when they face Pakistan in Champions Trophy final, Indian skipper Virat Kohli asserted that there were no favourites in the much-awaited clash. Read More »

Indian top order collapses in Champions Trophy final

The former Australian speedster was at the K C College in Mumbai where he distributed prizes to the winners of ESPN Cricinfo's "CricIQ Season 5". " India is playing well". Having already made history by reaching the Champions Trophy final for the first time, Sarfraz Ahmed and his men know they have little to lose and all to gain as the tournament's lowest ranked team prepares to play the final. Read More »

Logjam at the top of the board

But he also struggled around the greens, failing to get up and down once in six opportunities. But the late birdie spree was not enough to lift McIlroy to safety as the exit door loomed. Johnson, whose fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, had the couple's second child on Monday, said he would head home and work on his game over the coming weeks. Read More »

New Zealand beaten in Confederations Cup opener

Russian Federation made an impressive start to the tournament in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, winning 2-0 thanks to Michael Boxall's own goal and a Fyodor Smolov strike, in a victory that was more convincing than the scoreline suggests. Read More »

India Will Beat Pakistan Hands Down: Sarfraz Ahmed's Uncle

One of the prodigies of Pakistancricket, Muhammad Amir will most certainly be a player the crowd would anticipate seeing. Allied to the high fielding standards is an aggressive approach that sees India , more often than not, place more fielders within the ring than they are mandated to. Read More »

Nate Diaz Drops Perfect Message After Mayweather vs McGregor Announcement

Months of negotiating and trolling finally came to an end Wednesday as a blockbuster bout for August 26 in Las Vegas was confirmed. And, while the undefeated former five weight world champion and the UFC's Lightweight champion will dominate sports page headlines for the next two months, another UFC fighter, and McGregor's biggest rival inside the octagon, has got in on the action, following last night's announcement. Read More »

Donna Vekic upsets Johanna Konta in Aegon Open Final

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The Bulgarian powered past Japan's Karumi Nara 6-3 6-2, while Croatia's Donna Vekic is in the final eight after beating American Julia Boserup 6-3 6-4. But Vekic broke Konta in the fourth game of the second set to take a 3-1 lead. Full credit to her for playing incredibly well. "Jo played fantastic, she's having an unbelievable year, but I was just trying to focus on myself and serve as good as I can and be aggressive". Read More »

Champions Trophy Final: Mohammed Amir fit to play for Pakistan

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The semi-finals were as lopsided as Geoffrey Boycott's smile. Pandya came to the crease with India teetering on 54 for five after Yuvraj Singh and former captain Dhoni departed in quick succession. We asked Sky Sports' Rob Key to select his star-studded XI from the last two weeks worth of action. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will also look to use his team's bowling strength to do the damage against an in-form Indian batting line-up. Read More »

Thomas' 63 shreds record in tight US Open

On a wild and wonderful day of scoring, Justin Thomas signed for a 63 - a round of nine-under - that constituted the lowest ever round to par in the championship's long and celebrated history. It's fitting then, that Thomas was one of them. The soft, forgiving conditions created opportunity for major movement up the leaderboard for those players willing to take it. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan break ICC tournaments jinx against India

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A World Cup semi-final match that Pakistan "lost" as much as India , on home soil, won with the visitors dropping Tendulkar four times during an 85 that also saw him survive two close lbw calls. Amir replaced fellow left-arm quick Rumman Raees, who marked his one-day global debut with two wickets against England. While Kohli, one of the most marketable athletes in the world, is used to dealing with high expectations, he says staying away from social media during this tournament has be a ... Read More »

Champions Trophy Finals: High voltage match between India & Pakistan tomorrow

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I visualise a lot, and I see myself in hard situations and actually convincing myself that I can pull the team out in those situations. "Both teams want to win the final". Yes, it has been great to be in the final from where we were at and the entire credit goes to the players. We are keeping things simple as the more you are relaxed, the better decisions you make. Read More »

Kohli, Sharma collapse in high-octane Champions Trophy final

He scored 22 runs. Spinner Shadab Khan snared Yuvraj Singh lbw for 22 and Dhoni, India's former captain who has saved the team on many occasions, pulled Hasan Ali to Imad Wasim at deep square leg to depart for four. Junaid Khan took his first and India's eighth wicket when Babar caught Ravindra Jadeja in 27.3 overs. This week also saw the 28-year-old Kohli become the fastest man to score 8,000 ODI runs, reaching the landmark in 175 innings - seven fewer than South Africa star AB de ... Read More »

Will Pakistan show heart in mother of all finals?

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will also look to use his team's bowling strength to do the damage against an in-form Indian batting line-up. "But have to say that Pakistan's bowling is slightly better and India's batting is better". Pakistan were badly bruised against India in their opening group stage match, having lost by 124 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method. Read More »

Ronaldo an example for all Portugal, insists Patricio

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Hounded by tax troubles in Spain, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly seeking his out of the legal mess and option on the table is a Bernabeu exit. It said that Ronaldo was "deeply disenchanted" with the allegations against him. Tebas has also acknowledged that the LFP would suffer if Ronaldo does take the decision to leave Madrid, with the four-time Ballon d'Or victor a considerable presence in La Liga. Read More »

Ruthless Pakistan clinch the Champions Trophy!

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Pakistan were 200-2 after Fakhar Zaman's attempt at a boundary was thwarted by Jadeja in the high-octane final of the ICC Champions Trophy. 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 lethal partnerships. Read More »

Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

A giant screen reports a VAR incident is being reviewed during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico , at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Nani was already celebrating with his teammates when Argentine referee Nestor Pitana asked for the ball and indicated the goal was being reviewed. Read More »

Russian fans say dozens barred from Confederations Cup

Russian Federation went ahead in the first half of the Group A encounter through what was credited as an own goal from the New Zealand defender Michael Boxall, and Smolov wrapped up the victory in the 69th minute. Ten minutes before kickoff, both teams lined up in front of the main stand to listen speeches by Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino. "I don't know if it played a part or not". Read More »

Germany sees FIFA Confederations Cup as test for young players

Behind another, a theme park with its roller coasters and fairytale castle. The withdrawal with injury of Manchester City's Leroy Sane, 21, from the Confeds Cup squad has deprived Low of a little dash from his forward line, but if Australia expect this Germany to look callow and timid, they should beware. Read More »