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Waqar dubs Morgan's pitch criticism as 'lame excuse'

This was the trouble: England's starts were either all or insufficient, and usually the latter. Although Pakistan showed a clinical performance against England , they struggled against Sri Lanka during their three-wicket victory. India surged into a second successive Champions Trophy final by beating Bangladesh in front of 24,340 fans - a ODI record at Edgbaston - to set up a final with Pakistan . Read More »

Pakistan crush India by 180 runs in Champions Trophy Final


And the question millions of cricket fans around the world, possibly even a billion, are all asking is 'which Pakistan will turn up?'. India , strong favourites to retain the title, were outplayed in every aspect of the game by a revitalised Pakistan side who they crushed in the group stage of the tournament two weeks ago. Read More »

Rumors of LeBron James to the Lakers get hotter


Newsflash, LeBron isn't Michael Jordan , he's LeBron James . The Sports Illustrated released in June 2014 LeBron announced his homecoming and wanted to thank all the players that were there for welcoming him back home , he listed everyone on the team, EXCEPT Andrew Wiggins, the newest rookie on the Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More »

Amir out as Pakistan field in England Champions Trophy semi

I do not feel that I was more defensive in the first two games or became more aggressive in the last two games. England , the only undefeated team in the tournament until that point, were among the favourites to reach the final, but Pakistan dominated with both the bat and ball to outclass the hosts and set up a title clash with India. Read More »

Stephen Curry double-doubles in Game 5 as Warriors win NBA championship

And different kinds of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship winning teams, we don't want that to taint what we accomplished this year. The 2017 NBA Finals MVP was brilliant in the series, averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 5.4 assists. I guess that's just the way sport works these days but I can't help but feel for James and the Cavaliers . Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan thrash India to win maiden title


The Indian captain conceded that they needed to check the extras, 13 wides and three no balls. And this is where Junaid, who has performed so well so far, could have an advantage over Kohli. In the morning, after Pakistan had been invited to bat first, Zaman rode his luck. Indeed, there could be a case made for India's being the more well-rounded unit. Read More »

Infantino: Not time to think about future of Confed Cup

This game would appear to offer the Caltex Socceroos their best chance of a win in Russian Federation, but it won't be easy against a side making their third appearance at the Confederations Cup. The news of his possible departure attracted the attention of global media covering Portugal at the eight-nation competition that serves as a warm-up for next year's World Cup. Read More »

Kerber Out Of Birmingham, Vows To Fight To Be Fit For Wimbledon


You never know how it's going to be. "This is an important time for me". "When I started playing again on grass I was feeling much better", she said. "But in a lot of matches you never know what is happening to your body". Despite the long list of pullouts, three top 10 players are still slated to compete in Birmingham , with World No.5 Elina Svitolina as the top-ranked player in the draw along with Dominika Cibulkova and home favorite Johanna Konta . Read More »

The Celtics Reportedly Had Some Strange Reasons For Not Wanting Markelle Fultz

There's little precedent to a trade of this magnitude, but history says the team that gives up the no. 1 pick in the draft typically fares pretty well. That might be too much for the No. 1 pick but Fultz can provide that athleticism, scoring, and ball handling they desperately need. He went on to work out with the Lakers and Sixers , and now, just five days before the National Basketball Association draft, he's Philly-bound. Read More »

Fans outraged as Saudi footballers snub silence for London victims

With Australia's players standing side-by-side with arms draped around each other during the moment of silence , Saudi Arabian players are seen taking their spots on the field. It's understood Football Federation Australia attempted to reason with the visiting delegates. Saudi players on the bench refused to stand for the minute's silence. Read More »

Zidane can stay at Real for life - Perez


Rodriguez has had a hard season at Madrid , struggling for regular game-time under Zinedine Zidane , and the midfielder is being linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in the summer transfer window. The reigning champions took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute as a result of a play that began with a rush on the counter by Toni Kroos . Alex Sandro headed wide from a Dani Alves free-kick, but Juve's fire went out when Cuadrado was given his marching orders and substitute Asensio added to ... Read More »

Sarfraz, Arthur revel in stunning Pakistan triumph


As India and Pakistan gear up for Sunday's riveting ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final at The Oval here, Afridi felt bilateral matches needed to be restarted which, according to him, will help in "reducing tensions". "It's a very proud moment for me and my country, and thanks to the nation for supporting us Keep praying for us, Pakistan ". We knew we were better than that. Read More »

US Open at Erin Hills, Round 3

Open . Paul Casey shot 1-under 71, and the trio of Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka shot 70 to share the lead at 7-under 137. It's just a question of concentrating on each day as it comes. Matsuyama, at number four the highest ranked player still in the field, starts at five-under along with young South Korean Kim Si-woo, amateur Cameron Champ , PGA Tour rookie Xander Schauffele and veteran Brandt Snedeker. Read More »

High winds to make final round of US Open interesting

The exclamation point to the round was his eagle 3 on the 18th hole. Winds gusting up to 25mph were making scoring conditions hard and had forced tournament officials to change the pin position on the par-three 13th before play began. Major championship winners have become an endangered species. Harman is playing in just his eighth major, and it's only the third time he has made the cut. Read More »

Gianluigi Buffon "disappointed" after Juventus lose Champions League final


It is a long season but I am motivated. "We needed confidence at half-time and we had to take our chances, which we did", Bale said. 'We are at good ages, we have young players that are coming and have a lot of quality. "I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half", said Juve captain Gianluigi Buffon , now a three-time beaten finalist. "In the second half their class, their strength, their ability to win these challenges was seen and they deservedly won", he said . Read More »

Champions Trophy victory lifts Pakistan to number six in ODI ranking


They played fielders' cricket . "We're moving forward. And the guys have played exactly as I thought they would play". India have the advantage going in, and they are expected to win. "We dissected India a lot before the game at Edgbaston, and we've backtracked a little bit on that now and sort of solidified what we did really well, in terms of our batting, in terms of our fielding, and building on that. Read More »

Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in Champions Trophy final

He was calmness personified, exuding an impression that things are under control. "He's fit to play, and he will play", said Arthur in answer to a question from AFP. Pakistan scored 338 runs at an average of 6.76 runs per over. The team possesses a batting line-up that can destroy any attack. Sharma, the tournament's second-top scorer behind opening partner Shikhar Dhawan , fell for a three-ball duck when left-arm paceman Amir, having bowled a couple of outswingers, had him lbw with an ... Read More »

Putin thanks FIFA as Confederations Cup begins

Russia's victory showed it can win a big game at home, even if Putin is in the arena. The side play the opening match of the tournament against hosts Russian Federation who are ranked 63rd early tomorrow morning. Cherchesov felt president Putin's pre-match speech which ended with the proclamation, "Dear friends, let us watch football! ". It helped the Russian team to seize the lead after twice having shots stopped on the line. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Fans confident of India's win over Pakistan


The harum-scarum left-hander had already survived with just a single to his name when he pushed Bhuvneshwar Kumar to cover and would have been run out had Kedar Jadhav managed a direct hit. "What we've produced after that doesn't come as any surprise, because that's how we trained, and that's what we worked at". We knew we'd prepared well, we knew that game was an aberration, we knew we were better than that. Read More »

Get me Man U move, Ronaldo instructs agent

I had the same situation with Manchester United when he wanted to leave and I signed him. The Portugal star "feels great indignation" at all the speculation about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain, reports The Guardian citing a source. Read More »

Mohammad Amir declared fit to play final against India


And Arthur believes that if Pakistan can strike with the new ball, they will have the chance to test an India middle order who have hardly been required to bat during this Champions Trophy , with openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan , as well as captain and star No 3 Virat Kohli piling on the runs. Read More »

Pakistan rout England to make final


England captain Eoin Morgan , who made 87 in a win against Australia last time out, fell for 19 when he charged down the pitch to a wide ball from Hasan and edged behind. After losing to India in the first game, Pakistan managed to stun South Africa and destroy the tournament favourites England to enter the final of the tournament . Read More »