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Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament

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Opener Fakhar Zaman scored a brilliant century as Pakistan posted a monstrous 339-run target for India in the high-octane Champions Trophy final here at The Oval on super Sunday. With the retirements of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq, the national selectors could no longer ignore his form and he was finally summoned in March, for Twenty20s on the tour of the West Indies. Read More »

Spanish and Portuguese media verdict on Cristiano Ronaldo's future

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The information could not be independently confirmed by The Associated Press. "Normally we don't comment on rumours, but in this case, we would like to make our position on Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely clear: This rumour is completely unfounded and must be consigned to the realms of fantasy". Read More »

Rangers snap up prolific Colombian Alfredo Morelos to bolster Europa League tilt

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Rangers have signed Alfredo Morelos from HJK Helsinki , with the striker becoming the first Colombian player in the club's history. The youngster is a Colombian global at under-20 level. Elsewhere, Rangers have been drawn to face Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn in the first qualifying round of the Europa League . He becomes Gers' sixth summer signing after the earlier arrivals of Bruno Alves, Ryan Jack, Dalcio, Fabio Cardoso and Daniel Candeias. Read More »

Mendes source breaks silence on Ronaldo Real Madrid blow-up

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The motives behind his desire to leave the club, are yet to be revealed but the tax fraud issue is sited as the main reason. "I remember when I signed Cristiano, he phoned me and said everyone at Manchester United was really happy and kind to him", he told the Sun . Read More »

Rafael Nadal cruises past Roberto Bautista Agut to reach quarters

The 15th-seeded Monfils was leading No. 24 seed Gasquet 7-6 (5), 5-7, 4-3 when play stopped. As if by stealth, Dominic Thiem moved into the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win over Horacio Zeballos. Mladenovic took the opener 6-1. This year, Garcia, Alize Cornet and Kristina Mladenovic made it. The last woman representing France to win the country's Grand Slam tournament was Mary Pierce in 2000. Read More »

Nadal to miss Queen's Club tournament to rest

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It will nearly assuredly not happen again. "Congratulations to a true champion on and off the court". But Nadal has been advised by his team and medical staff to rest his body before the third Grand Slam of the year, Wimbledon . Injury problems were followed by a loss of confidence in 2015 and, just when he had got his game working well again at Roland Garros past year, his body let him down once more. Read More »

Virat Kohli shows his class despite defeat against Pakistan

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We would not be surprised if India takes this defeat as a motivation for their upcoming tournaments. "When we arrived here (in England), we were No 8 and now we are the champions", said the 30-year-old gloveman. Nobody believed we would win. Hardik Pandya smashed 76 off 43 balls, hit half a dozen of sixes to provide some entertainment, before being run-out due to a disgusting mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: This is just the beginning

Coach Steve Kerr's juggernaut went 16-1 in the playoffs. Golden State general manager Bob Myers also was moved to tears given Kerr's courageous Finals comeback from an 11-game absence while dealing with complications from back surgery following the 2015 title run. Read More »

US Open Golf 2017

Masters champion Sergio Garcia , who shot a 1-under 71, says "I think the greens are getting U.S. Open-like, but not as firm as they're going to get if we don't get any rain". T5. J.B. Holmes (-6): For every bogey on the day, Holmes had an answer with a birdie on the subsequent hole. The 23-year-old from San Diego had been having an excellent debut at the Open. Read More »

Celtics reportedly deal No. 1 NBA Draft pick to 76ers

Since Boston won the first pick in last month's lottery, the thought was that Fultz was destined to become a Celtic. In 2013, Boston acquired the No. If the 2018 Lakers pick falls to between 2-5 in next year's draft, the pick goes to the Celtics . Embiid's tweet proclaimed "Trust the Process", the Sixers mantra seemingly for years. Read More »

Ryan Blaney makes late push at Pocono, earns first career win

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Pocono is the most unique track on the circuit in that its shape is similar to a triangle with three distinct turns connected by long straightaways. "It just feels good to run up front and get a good finish, get some momentum going and get everybody's confidence high and hoping this is something good to build on for the rest of the year". Read More »

Allen Iverson Makes Bold Prediction About LeBron James

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LeBron James appeared on the "Road Trippin'" podcast alongside fellow Cavaliers players Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye and said that Draymond Green has no idea what he is talking about. If he, like many pundits and fans, think that the current Warriors are a real-life cheat code that can't be beaten, he's a good chance to cash in with the Clippers and live with the mediocrity. Read More »

Aaron Judge hits 496-foot HR, longest since tracking began

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The Orioles can only hope they're relevant in September. Judge immediately heard "MVP!" chants from the crowd - many of whom were cheering for the Bombers - following his MLB-leading 22nd homer of the year. "Guess what? There's a game tomorrow, and we've got to be ready for another team". "I think it would be hard for us to project that he would be a.344 hitter at this stage of the game". Read More »

Pakistan set India 339-run target

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Pakistan had begun their ICC Champions Trophy campaign with a huge 124-run loss to India . Opener Fakhar Zaman was heading for the dressing room after nicking Jasprit Bumrah behind the wicket to MS Dhoni. "It sort of feels surreal really, to be honest", Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur told a news conference. "It has been an up and down ride". We knew we were prepared well. Read More »

Fitness and passion key for Murray's career ambitions

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I don't want to stop in two years. "There's a lot of tough players in the draw and it's going to be a tough game, but there's a lot of exciting first rounds there", said Kyrgios. "He's always been top four, but it's been a distant fourth. No one has kept it forever, it will inevitably happen at some stage", he said in quotes carried by Metro.co.uk. Read More »

NHL Expansion Draft: 5 best players available for Golden Knights

While that sounds kind and human, this is just a ploy for the Golden Knights to turn a player into an even bigger haul. The selections will be announced Wednesday during the NHL Awards Show from Las Vegas. He was scratched twice in the final month of the regular season and also benched for Game 6 of a first-round playoff series in which the Canadiens were eliminated by the New York Rangers in April. Read More »

Florentino Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has contacted Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to convince him to remain in Spain this summer amid reports that he has made a decision to leave the country. China is another option, with the mid-season window today, but it is believed that at the age of 32, Ronaldo would prefer to carry on playing in one of Europe's top leagues. Read More »

Iguodala on potential Warriors visit to Trump's White House: 'Hell nah'

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Iguodala, as well as Curry and coach Steve Kerr, have been criticizing the Trump administration in past months. Questions about the Warriors' plans for a trip to Washington, D.C., arose just hours after they won their second National Basketball Association title in the last three years, when a CNBC analyst tweeted that the team unanimously chose to skip the White House visit. Read More »

Mexico forces draw with Ronaldo's Portugal

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo insists there is no reason to be alarmed by their opening draw in the Confederations Cup . Mexico striker Javier Hernandez cancelled out Quaresma's opener shortly before halftime and the two goals in an exciting last six minutes ensured the teams shared the points. Read More »

Cink tied for lead in Memphis, Fowler struggles

Both of Berger's PGA Tour wins have come at TPC Southwind, where he finished 13 under en route to a three-shot victory past year. In addition, his own PGA Tour win came at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open, and he hasn't secured a top-10 finish since the Sony Open in mid-January. Read More »

Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez: What Zidane told me about Cardiff axe

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It is a long season but I am motivated. "However, I remain proud of being part of this group". The Spanish champions were utterly dominant after the break, however. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Madrid overwhelmed Juventus at the Principality Stadium to become the first team to retain the European Cup since AC Milan in 1990. Read More »