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Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in ICC final


Fakhar was called up to make his debut versus South Africa following Pakistan's heavy defeat to India on June 4 and made fifties against Sri Lanka and England before reaching new heights on Sunday. It was the unsafe Amir who turned out to be Oval's nightmare for the Indian team . Initially, his innings was not very impressive. "I know there are expectations, I know there are people that expect the team and me to do well every time we play". Read More »

Miller not happy with Thomas breaking his US Open record

That is not to say there hasn't been excitement or drama. "It was a good display - all my own fault - but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did on 14", Casey said. The 44 players who broke par in the opening round set a U.S. Open record that had stood since there were 39 subpar rounds at Medinah in 1990. Five players are at double-digit under par through 54 holes. Read More »

Lions team named for mid-week Chiefs clash

The Ulster hooker commented: "The last time I captained the Lions it didn't go perfectly for us (losing 14-12 to the Brumbies), but I'll personally be looking to set that record straight on Tuesday". "I'm pretty proud of my roots and it's a great place to grow up", Gatland said. Chiefs: Shaun Stevenson, Toni Pulu, Tim Nanai-Williams, Johnny Faauli, Solomon Alaimalo, Stephen Donald (captain), Finlay Christie; Tom Sanders, Lachlan Boshier, Mitchell Brown, Michael Allardice, Dominic Bird, ... Read More »

Putin thanks Federation Internationale de Football Association as Confederations Cup begins

Touching on Zenit ex-forward Hulk's remark that he encountered racism nearly in every game he played in Russia , Aleksandr said, " Everyone loves Hulk in our country, we've never had such a star player here ". Although Russia were under pressure to perform well on home soil after slipping to a record low 63rd in FIFA's world rankings this month, the country faced even more scrutiny over issues off the pitch in the run-up to the two-week tournament. Read More »

Casey overcomes triple-bogey at US Open


Open . Day, who won the 2015 PGA Championship up the road at Whistling Straits, had to birdie his last hole Thursday to break 80. Schauffele went 26 consecutive holes without a bogey until he rammed his long birdie putt on No. South African Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, roared into contention going six-under through 16 holes to sit one shot back alongside American Patrick Reed who was also putting together an impressive scorecard going five-under with four to play. Read More »

Ronaldo attracting headlines after reports he might quit Madrid

A warm-up match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil was the last time these two teams squared off against each other. Nani, Ricardo Quaresma and Eder were in the squad when Portugal won the European championship past year, with Eder scoring the extra-time victor in the final against host France, but none made it to Fernando Santos' squad for the Confederations Cup , the World Cup warm-up event. Read More »

Record smashing Thomas grabs US Open lead

In the previous 116 U.S. Opens, only six players had ever reached 10-under par or lower, never in the same tournament. Jason Day was walking away from Erin Hills with his wife and son when he managed to find one positive about this U.S. Read More »

Youngster Andre Silva becoming Ronaldo's perfect wingman

But if they manage a similar result against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in Moscow, maybe then they can start to get their hopes up. "For us it is very important to make people in the country fall in love with the national team", said Smolov, the 27-year-old FC Krasnodar forward who was named the game's best player. Read More »

Matsuyama falls; Thomas soars with 63


Open where at times the leaderboard resembled a game of musical chairs with names moving up and down. It led to an eagle to close out his 63. The future could be now for Casey who starts the day at seven-under in a four-way tie for the lead alongside compatriot Tommy Fleetwood and Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman . Read More »

Five key moments that propelled Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory


The world will come to a standstill when Pakistan take on India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in front of a packed Oval today [Sunday]. For Pakistan the plans are in place but it would only be revealed at the ground. After India elected to bowl first, Fakhar led a charmed life early on. Read More »

Youngster Andre Silva becoming Ronaldo's ideal wingman

Stanislav Cherchesov says Vladimir Putin's rousing speech at the FIFA Confederations Cup opening ceremony gave Russian Federation extra motivation to defeat New Zealand. It was the ideal start for the Russians in a game played at the new Krestovsky Stadium, where President Vladimir Putin and Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Gianni Infantino both gave speeches before kick-off. Read More »

Arnold Palmer's 1960 US Open win honored at Erin

Open, according to U.S. Golf Association records. It features a silhouette of Palmer in mid-stride, tossing his visor in the air. On that occasion Arnold Palmer , Gary Player, Hale Irwin and Ray Floyd shared the halfway lead, with Irwin going on to win the "Massacre at Winged Foot" on seven over par . Read More »

Small margins can me massive in this game: Virat Kohli


India's Jasprit Bumrah played a big hand in helping Fakhar collar the Indian attack with strokes all around the wicket. What actually happened was that newbie opener Fakhar Zaman, playing his fourth global innings, hit 114 from 106 balls in one of the highest-pressure cricket matches of the decade, before a bristling middle order grew the total to 338 for 4, with hitherto unsuspected power and skill. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: India favourites but bookies expect tough Pakistan fight

According to Betfair, a bet of Rs 100 on India will fetch Rs 147 in case Kohli's men win while putting money on a Pakistan win, considered less likely, will prove more lucrative. India may be ahead against Pakistan in ICC tournaments by an 8-2 margin, but in all ODI tournament finals Pakistan holds a 6-2 edge in the head-to-head battle against India .With Pakistan's front-line pacer Mohammad Amir declared fit to play in the final after sitting out the previous match, he alongside new ... Read More »

Champions Trophy Final: 'Passionate' Pakistan outplayed us, says Virat Kohli


It seemed Pakistani batsmen were batting on a different pitch during the chase as they cruised to complete the target in 37.1 overs, after openers Azhar Ali (76 off 100) and Fakhar Zaman (57 off 58) provided a ideal start. Pakistan's economy rate has dropped from 6.64 to 4.46 since that first game, and it would be interesting to see how this new-look attack will fare against the tournament's best batting side. Read More »

The Warriors - simply the best!

Jordan was a great defensive player, as were Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. Despite his incredible performance, the Golden State Warriors simply had too many weapons. Unless the team can find a way back in, the Warriors will have no draft picks this year. The trek through town ended on the shores of Lake Merritt where front office personnel, coach Steve Kerr and each player addressed the crowd during an 80-minute rally. Read More »

Queen notes 'very sombre mood' in Britain on official birthday


British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just a year ago. THE Queen has praised the country's toughness and generosity of spirit over recent weeks in a message on her official birthday. She said it was "difficult to escape a very sombre mood", in a message released nearly two months after she celebrated her actual birthday. Read More »

India and Pakistan set to meet in ICC Champions Trophy final


Earlier, Pakistan made 338 for four after losing the toss with opener Fakhar Zaman's 114 his maiden one-day worldwide hundred in just his fourth match at this level. "I bowled in the nets and felt no discomfort and since we have one more day (to prepare) I hope the recovery will be complete". But rather than finding any excuses, the Indian captain said that they simply weren't good enough on the day when it mattered the most."Congratulations to Pakistan and their fans on this victory. Read More »

Who will win the 117th US Open?


Four players share the U.S. Open lead through 36 holes at Erin Hills with Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood and Brian Harman all seeking their first major championship victories. "It's interesting to see where the USGA has gone with the U.S. Open, being a little more friendly than in years past". "I felt the most calm I have in a major in a long time this week", said Day, who arrived last Friday. Read More »

Top three miss US Open cut, leaving four-way tie for the lead

Without Spieth, McIlroy, Day or Johnson to compete with him at the top of the leaderboard , there will never be a better time than now for Fowler to win his first major. Despite the issues, though, Fowler remains in contention for his first major championship. "If you look at the golf course and you talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up ideal for us". Read More »