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Pakistan rout India for Champions Trophy title

After Pakistan was thrashed by India by 124 runs two weeks ago, coach Mickey Arthur blamed "the magnitude of the occasion" for the fear his side showed. Latif, taking to YouTube, took on ex-India cricketer Virender Sehwag, and said that "baap" or "beta". "It wasn't in their wildest dreams". The Indian batting legend also expressed his admiration for Sarfraz Ahmed's captaincy and was full of praise for how Pakistan have managed to bounce back from their crushing loss to India in ... Read More »

Pakistan beat India by 180 runs, win ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Dhawan, who is the ultimate ICC tournament performer, and Singh, who was the Player of the Tournament in two World Cup victories for India . India were strong favourites after beating Pakistan easily during the group stages but captain Kohli said luck was not on their side. Read More »

Brooks Koepka captures 1st major title at US Open

Open he has a great shot to make that leap now. Koepka is trying for his first major championship. The others included the recent Wells Fargo victor Brian Harman, who led Koepka by one as Sunday began, and who spent the back nine fading from 13-under par to 11-under par before returning to 13 and then back to 12. Read More »

Stop giving lame excuse of used pitch, Waqar tells Morgan


The match was played on a pitch used two days previously for Pakistan's final group game but Morgan insisted that had nothing to do with it. We bowled okay but 200 was well under par. But Ahmed wasn't taking anything away from his bowlers' performance on Wednesday. So, understandably, skipper Sarfraz was on cloud nine after entering the finals and credited his team for the sweet turnaround of fortunes. Read More »

Pakistan wins Champions Trophy, crushes arch-rival India

Pakistan appeared to be cruising to victory during this Asia Cup clash in Bangladesh when they needed 11 off the last 10 balls with four wickets in hand to overtake India's 245 for eight. It has been a remarkable achievement. He heard the ball pouched behind him and knew he was dismissed before he'd really got started in the biggest cricket match of his life. Read More »

India take on Pakistan in final of ICC Champions Trophy

Put in to bat by Kohli, Pakistan rode on an aggressive 114 from youngster Fakhar Zaman, who made the most of an early reprieve. Amir struck just three balls into India's reply when, after bowling two outswingers to Sharma, he had him lbw with a superb inswinger. Read More »

Koepka, Harman pull clear as US Open nears conclusion

Open. Apparently, this golf course doesn't care much for those guys rich in majors and/or world ranking points. "I absolutely love this golf course", he said. "If you hit it off the tee you can score". When pros say that it's "fair" at a major, it usually means it's a little too easy, but the allure of Erin Hills is how it can look so easy and still be penal. Read More »

Andy Murray into semi-finals after taming Kei Nishikori


Japanese superstar Nishikori had outlasted Murray in a five-set classic at last year's US Open and looked set to get the better of the Scotsman after breezing through the opening set. Anyone can win matches when they are playing well. Rafael Nadal took issue with Ramos earlier in the tournament for treating him like a "machine" and suggested he was being unfairly targeted to speed up play. Read More »

Thomas fires 63, trails Harman by one at US Open

Erin Hills again lacked enough wind to be the stern test the U.S. Open wants, and it showed. The leaders will hit the first tee box starting at around 3pm ET. "Yeah, first cut made, too (at the U.S. Open)", Harman said. Furyk closed with a 72. He dropped another shot at the fourth, and despite showing his battling qualities with a birdie at the eight, another bogey at ten kept him down among the also-rans. Read More »

Winds whip up intrigue for final round US Open

Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain. Jonny Miller hit the first on the par-71 Oakmont in 1973, while Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf's efforts came on the par-70 Baltusrol in 1980. I mean seriously, Eagle Putts on Par 5's, come on man, that's just insane! "It was downwind to where I knew if I hit it solid, I could definitely get it there". Read More »

Root rues 'golden chance' that got away

India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in the teams' Champions Trophy tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4. His England counterpart Eoin Morgan said his side failed to adapt to the conditions in Cardiff . Having been 128 for two, they lost their last eight wickets for 83 runs as they slumped to a lowly 211 all out. "I don't think there was any home advantage", Morgan said. Read More »

CT2017 Final: Pakistan - 247/3 after 40 Overs vs India

But how things have changed in the two weeks since! Sivaramakrishnan delivered the blow that mattered in the most humiliating fashion to the skilful and proud Pakistani. Fakhar shared a fluent century opening partnership with Azhar Ali (59) and unleashed a barrage of attacking strokes all around a sun-kissed ground to give Pakistan real hope of upsetting the defending champions. Read More »

Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open

The third round was threatening the lowest scoring round mark in the championship's history. Obviously, today I definitely had something to show for it. Rickie Fowler is confident of "getting the job done" after resurrecting his hopes of a maiden major at the US Open today. "It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", Fowler said after his round. Read More »

Harman takes lead at US Open during third round

Koepka , 27, grabbed control with three straight birdies on the back nine at Erin Hills . What we can nearly guarantee is that there will be a new Major victor crowned on Sunday evening, the nearest players to have won a Major to the leaders is Louis Oosthuizen and Sergio Garcia and they are eight shots back. Read More »

James future in Zidane´s hands, says Real Madrid chief Perez


James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata will probably be sold this summer, and Keylor Navas - despite doing little wrong - is set to be replaced by David de Gea. Three minutes later it was game over as Ronaldo netted his 12th goal in this season's tournament, moving him a goal clear of Messi, and 105th overall. Read More »

Koepka wins first major championship at US Open

American Justin Thomas equalled the lowest score in major championship history as England's Tommy Fleetwood remained in contention for a maiden major title in a pulsating US Open . Going into the final round, 42 players were still under par. "But good shots will still prevail, if you hit them". No one had a chance. This is his third appearance at the US Open, and the first time he has made the cut. Read More »

Could Cristiano Ronaldo really be about to leave Real Madrid?


CRISTIANO RONALDO has dumped his profile photo of him in a Real Madrid shirt in a move that will send Manchester United fans into meltdown. After the report, global media filled Portugal's training session in Kazan, where Ronaldo trained normally with the rest of the squad. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid? - CR7's club career in Opta numbers

The Real Madrid superstar is said to be disillusioned by claims by authorities that defrauded authorities of 14.7million euros, which he refutes. Mourinho has been in the hunt for a big-name attacking player this summer, but has so far failed in his efforts to sign the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku and Andrea Belotti, though reports suggest progress is being made in the pursuit of Ronaldo's Real team-mate Alvaro Morata . Read More »

Portugal v Mexico: Absent Carvalho eager to witness more glory

Mexico's Javier Hernandez scores during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Portugal hit its stride halfway through the first half, and Ronaldo provided Quaresma with a simple finish after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) had ruled out a goal for Nani . Read More »

Spieth faced impossible request from his sister

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama was battling his way into contention going four-under through 13 holes to sit four off the pace alongside Englishman Tommy Fleetwood . What slowed him on Saturday was a triple bogey on the third hole, but conditions were so tough that Woods shot even-par 71 and still increased his lead to 10 shots. Read More »

Last group tees off at US Open at Erin Hills

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 »

It's a final countdown

Everyone is aware of the talent they have - they can beat any side in the world. It was the risky Amir who turned out to be Oval's nightmare for the Indian team . A brilliant innings of 76 off 43 balls from Hardik Pandya which raised hopes of the Indian team after they were reduced 72 for the loss of six wickets went in vain. Read More »

Eric Decker reportedly to sign with Titans


Decker played just three games for the Jets past year after requiring shoulder and hip surgeries. In seven National Football League seasons, he has 385 receptions for 5,253 yards and 52 touchdowns. Decker could be the reliable target that Mariota hasn't always had. Matthews led the team in receiving past year but was inconsistent. The team's rookies should all get a chance to contribute right away, too. Read More »