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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Ben Stokes' thunder sends Australia down under

Australia , whose two previous games against New Zealand and Bangladesh were rained off, scored 277-9 from 50 overs -- with Mark Wood and Adil Rashid taking four wickets apiece - and had reduced England to 35-3 in response. Ben Stokes was the star of the show with a fabulous knock of 102 of 109 balls which featured 13 fours and two maximums. England's response got off to a awful start with out-of-form Roy (4), Alex Hales (0) and Joe Root (15) gone inside six overs as England slumped to ... Read More »

Ricky Stuart signs new deal with Canberra

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The Raiders are 10th on the ladder this season after 14 matches. The Canberra Raiders have shown their faith in coach Ricky Stuart by re-signing him until the end of the 2020 NRL season. Raiders chairman Dr Allan Hawke said the re-signing of Stuart was a significant moment for the club and would provide stability for the whole organization moving into the next three years. Read More »

Back-9 bogeys bog down Brian Harman at US Open

He matched Rory McIlroy's U.S. Open record by finishing at 16 under. I'm glad I qualified and was able to play. It was special for people to give me advice and saying to stick to what I've done. The resulting birdie reduced his deficit to playing partner Koepka to four shots, Koepka having followed birdies on the first and second with another from 35 feet on the eighth. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confederations Cup

Argentine referee Nestor Pitana disallowed a goal by Portugals Pepe in the 21st minute of the first half after consulting the video assistant referee. His second half display was far quieter although it was his ball for substitute Gelson Martins that led to what should have been the 86th-minute match-winner from Cedric Soares . Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins first major at 117th US Open at Erin Hills

The muscular American, who started the day one back of the lead, tamed his nerves and a wind-whipped Erin Hills carding six birdies, including two to kick-start his round, against a single bogey for a five-under 67 to finish four clear of compatriot Brian Harman (72) and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama (66). Read More »

No regrets for Halep after French Open 'hurt'

Her road to the championship match hasn't been easy, but she has continued to impress each step of the way while knocking out ranked opponents. But Ostapenko would not go quietly, winning that game and the next three en route to forcing a third set. Read More »

Mexico Snatches Late 2-2 Draw against Portugal in FIFA Confederations Cup

A report by a Portuguese newspaper two days before Sunday's game said that the Madrid forward had made the "irreversible" decision to leave the Spanish club because he was upset with the allegations. He is cool and calm when he has chances in front of goal . Nani , Ricardo Quaresma and Eder were in the squad when Portugal won the European championship previous year, with Eder scoring the extra-time victor in the final against host France, but none made it to Fernando Santos' squad for ... Read More »

US Open 2017: victor to bring home record-$2.16 million purse

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. "That's probably the most emotion I've ever shown coming down the stretch", Koepka said. "I prefer when they play the traditional golf courses". Dustin Johnson (75-73) after missing the cut on Friday: "If you look at the golf course and you even talk to me, Jason (Day ) or Rory, this course sets up flawless for us". Read More »

Brooks Koepka surges late to win US Open, first major championship

It's been a steady rise in the sport for Koepka, if not necessarily a straight one. This year was also the first time that the runner-up finished double digits below par (the top seven on this year's leaderboard all did so). Jordan Niebrugge (73-72-73-71) on Sunday: "Obviously it's different than a lot of the U.S. Open venues in the past, but it's a great test of golf". Read More »

Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open by four shots

Later today, Brian Harman , who is at 12 under, will take a one-shot lead over Justin Thomas , Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood into the final round. Woods made four birdies against no bogeys in the final round for a 67 and a 15-shot victory. "All in all, I suppose it's a pretty decent week", said Lowry. Read More »

Pakistan thrash arch-rivals India to win ICC Champions Trophy

Pakistan has reached the Champions Trophy final for the first time . Babar came out of the opener's shadows, but after Shoaib Malik and he holed out in the off-side deep, Hafeez (57no) hit four fours and three sixes to turn Pakistan's promise into the 300-plus substance required against India's powerhouse batting line-up in these run-fest conditions . Read More »

Giovani dos Santos and Mexico set for Confederations Cup opener against Portugal

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. And the fact the game came one year to the day since that 7-0 defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario made the draw with Portugal a gauge of where Mexico have improved. Read More »

Virat Kohli Gone, India in Dire Straits

Fakhar overcame his early wobbles to share a century opening partnership with Azhar Ali (59) and unfurl a series of increasingly assured strokes among his 12 fours and two sixes in a 92-ball century. Babar Azam chipped in with a solid 46 and Mohammad Hafeez struck three sixes in a punchy unbeaten 57 that left India needing to produce the highest successful run chase in the tournament's history to lift the trophy for the third time. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins US Open title at Erin Hills

Open received so little respect from the former record holder, among others. Koepka became the seventh straight first-time victor of a major championship, and it was the first time since 1998-2000 that Americans won their national championship three straight years. Read More »

US Open: The latest from the final round

And he succeeded as US Open champion his good friend Dustin Johnson, who missed the cut at Erin Hills but gave him a pep talk on the phone after Saturday's third round. And yet, Thomas won't even walk to the first tee box Sunday with the lead. Harman has a one-shot lead over Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood . Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins US Open, Fowler finishes 6 shots behind

Koepka also became the third American to win the U.S. Open after Dustin Johnson's victory at Oakmont a year ago and Jordan Spieth's win at Chambers Bay in 2015. Harman dropped back on the back nine after going bogey-free on the final nine holes over his first three rounds. It's not much different from Johnson. Read More »

India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal

This was the biggest margin of victory in any ICC ODI tournament in terms of runs. Going into the match, India would be high on confidence having comprehensively defeated their Asian neighbour by 124 runs in the group stage. They played the ball according to its merit and made full use of the conditions despite losing the toss. For once, the Pakistan middle order didn't waste the great start. Read More »

Who will be celebrating after French Open semi-final?

In the last two women's quarterfinals, No. 2 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic takes on No. 28 Caroline Garcia, the last French player in either singles draw, while No. However, a second round exit at the French Open prompted the 31-year-old to seek a new direction. In Tuesday's other quarter-final, Ostapenko continued her rise with a three-set win over Wozniacki. Read More »

How to watch Portugal vs. Mexico

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said it was not the performance he expected from his team. Writing in his column on the West Ham website, Fonte said: "We are obviously used to spending time together away at tournaments, and it helps that we have a great bunch of lads and are all very close". Read More »

Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confed Cup

Over the next two weeks, eight teams will compete for worldwide bragging rights and an opportunity to qualify for next year's World Cup. Once the match got underway, Mexico dominated possession without really troubling Portugal keeper Rui Patricio. Read More »

Rangers set to complete swoop for midfielder Carlos Pena

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Rangers have already agreed a deal for another Mexican, midfielder Carlos Pena , but as is likely to be the case with Herrera too, a work permit needs to be issued for the transfer to be completed. "I think we have all the points together to get the best from Ryan and to get the best from all the players that are coming", the Portuguese coach told the Rangers website . Read More »