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IND vs PAK 2017: London to host final countdown of Champions Trophy


Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world's top-eight one-day global sides. The Indian side are looking ominous, not least the captain himself who on Thursday - with his 96 not out - became the fastest batsman to 8,000 one-day runs from 175 innings and passed the 182 it took South Africa's AB de Villiers. Read More »

Nadal cruises into French Open quarters in style


Seeded winners in the women's third round: No. 3 Simona Halep, No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 28 Caroline Garcia. Here are the results from Saturday in the women's singles tournament in the 2017 French Open . Read More »

Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open


Indeed, it was just about the ideal start for the defending champion. The conditions countered last year's first week - nippy, wet and generally unpleasant for all involved. "Not only that but Francesca is a legend and I was very excited to play on Philippe Chatrier court with her". Elsewhere and Nadal , a nine-time victor at Roland Garros , has also made it through to the second round in comfortable fashion, disposing of France's Benoit Paire 6-1 6-4 6-1. Read More »

New Zealand and Bangladesh cling on to Champions Trophy semi-final hopes


A lot depended on Adam Milne who had looked in good rhythm in the last game against Australia where he took two important wickets, however, against England , New Zealand brought him on very late. Rather than confirm their white-ball malaise, the subsequent home series against the Kiwis instead heralded the start of a genuine renaissance for England in the format. Read More »

Matsuyama (65) bounces back, contending for first major

Just don't mention that to some of the best players in the world. McIlroy turned for home, knowing that he would need to get four or five birdies on the way back but three bogeys in a row from holes 1 to 3 - his 10th-12th - ended his chances. Read More »

Paul Casey stays in US Open hunt as Rory McIlroy misses cut

McIlroy - the U.S. Open champion in 2011 - made his return from injury this week and admitted to feeling "rusty" following his first round. Casey laid up in the rough, took two chops to get out of more rough behind the 14th green, and staggered away with a triple-bogey 8 that might have ruined his day at Erin Hills . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo makes 'irreversible' decision to quit Real Madrid

Reports that Ronaldo wanted to leave Real were sparked on Friday in the Portuguese newspaper A Bola . He has never ruled out the possibility of one day returning to United, and with Jose Mourinho now needing a proven goalscorer more than ever - why would he look any further? "He says I want to leave and that's it, as a president you can't do anything other than let him go and get the best possible deal". Read More »

The wrong kind of US Open history

Most freakish about this day was that as many amateurs broke par as top 10 players in the world - two apiece. Lovemark has an idea of what to expect this weekend. The cut for the top 60 and ties was at 1-over 145, tying a U.S. Open record set in 1990 at Medinah. Day thought his game was perfectly suited for Erin Hills . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo expresses desire to leave Real Madrid


Portuguese paper A Bola's were the ones to shock world football on Friday morning, and since those headlines flooded social media, a number of football clubs have aimed cheeky proposals to the Real Madrid forward. Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata will double his wage earnings, if the much publicised transfer to Manchester United comes to fruition this summer. Read More »

Murray, Wawrinka into French Open last 16

Andy saved it to remain in contention and things got even better for the world number 1 when he broke back in game 10, converting his 4th chance after he repelled another set point. I think that was the reality of it for me today". She'll face No. 3 seed Simona Halep in the fourth round after the Romanian beat Daria Kasatkina 6-0, 7-5 on Saturday in what was at times a very one-sided battle. Read More »

Ronaldo ready to quit Spanish football over tax probe, according to reports

So perhaps his comfort level has reached a point where he wants to leave for another club. And now they say Ronaldo "does not want to continue in Spain and therefore will look to leave La Liga next month". The 32-year-old Portugal forward, who is the world's highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine, is accused of evading tax via two companies based in the British Virgin Islands and Ireland. Read More »

Warriors' championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland


In order to stay competitive and have a chance to win a championship next year, the Cavaliers will have to make some big moves. It is a business. "There's a point where I tried to analyze and control the situation and make sure everybody was happy and getting shots and things like that", Curry said of his point guard duties. Read More »

Rafael Nadal: Impossible to describe winning feeling of 10th French Open title


I'm very happy with my team, with Magnus [Norman], with Pierre [Paganini], Yannick [Fattebert]. Wawrinka , a powerful 32-year-old from Switzerland, had never lost in his three previous Grand Slam singles finals. Back to his best on his favorite surface, Nadal has been the dominant player of the clay court season. I was a little bit hesitating with my selection of shots. Read More »

Wisconsinite Steve Stricker in position for weekend berth at Erin Hills

Shockingly enough, the answer was yes. Compatriot Brooks Koepka (T-1) played on the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team that defeated Team Europe at Hazeltine last fall. Open. . "I had 15 looks at birdie today and all of them were actual makeable putts and I only made one of them". 16 (getting an awkward bunker shot up and down) and 17 (where he cooked his second from the rough over the green) just to make some pars and give himself some momentum to hold onto heading into the weekend. Read More »

Kohli: Don't think we need to change anything for final


The final of the ICC Champions Trophy featuring Pakistan and India at The Oval on Sunday (tomorrow) is expected to attract more than a billion viewers all over the globe. "But things can change, and this is the time for us to change the tag that we don't perform well at ICC events". Hasan, who lives in the city of Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, is confident of India's chances in the final and believes that his nephew's team is not as strong as the Men in Blue . Read More »

The five fixtures that will define Man City's season


That's peace of mind. He's smart, has emotional intelligence, an ability to convince. One Manchester City striker has expressed his desire to leave the club, as he claims manager Pep Guardiola has no faith in him. "It's not an easy topic because you have to see what City says and what City want". The ex-Brazil worldwide is now earning his coaching badges in his home country and, according to Manchester Evening News , he will be spending August at the City Football Academy. Read More »

Mighty recovery of Casey puts him in US Open mix


His withdrawal marked the end of a golfing era with the 117th U.S. Open becoming the first major to not include Mickelson and/or Tiger Woods since the 1994 Masters . "I don't just want to be trying to make the cut, I want to win so if I have two under-par nines on Friday, I'm going to be in good shape going into the weekend". Read More »

Why Rickie Fowler is in good spirits despite a back-9 fade

Open . Who will survive the toughest test of the... Leishman is now sharing eighth place, only three shots back of co-leaders Rickie Fowler and England's Paul Casey at seven-under. Jamie Lovemark, Rickie Fowler and J.B. Holmes featured in a three-way tie at six under. "I drove the ball well, my irons were good". "And unfortunately with where I was hitting it, I wasn't in the way". Read More »

Andre Silva: Cristiano Ronaldo "focused" on Confederations Cup

Portuguese newspaper A Bola reports that the 32-year-old has decided his time in Spain has come to an end, adding he had communicated this "irreversible" decision as final to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. "He loved the club, the fans, the city and I don't rule out a move back". Further reports claim that England, France and Italy are viable options with the likes of Manchester United , Paris Saint Germain and AC Milan all possessing the financial muscle to lure Ronaldo to ... Read More »

Scott steadies ship at US Open

Open Championship broadcast crashed in an open field approximately a half-mile from the Erin Hills golf course, at approximately 11:15 a.m". This might have been more than anyone was expecting. Just about everything already has at Erin Hills. Stricker, who recently turned 50, admitted the extreme length of the course - it played at 7,839 yards Friday - limits his opportunities to make birdies and therefore gain much momentum. Read More »

Garcia hoping Erin Hills gets harder, faster


Danny Willett has withdrawn from the U.S. Open with a back injury. While Holmes may call his game plan boring, they way he plays certainly isn't. Most begin Saturday, after the U.S. Johnson was hitting it so well that he appeared to be safe even when he was on the cut line. With a blind shot to the green, he went long into deeper hay, and his first hack at it moved the ball only a few feet. Read More »

Day misses a major cut for first time in five years


Check out the score of Rickie Fowler , who matched the U.S. Open scoring record to par for the opening round with a 7-under 65. Positioned 299 yards from the pin on the par-5 18th, and needing to hole out the shot to make the weekend, he lashed at a 3-wood that hit about pin high, then rolled off the back of the green. Read More »

Juventus ready to join Donnarumma chase, rule out €100m Verratti move


Juventus , who were reportedly eyeing up a move for Arsenal's out-of-favour keeper Wojciech Szczesny, are mulling over a long-term replacement for the legendary Gianluigi Buffon and, with Donnarumma at the right age to take over his mantle, have seen themselves mooted as the club for the Italy worldwide to join. Read More »

Durant fulfills destiny with NBA title win

Durant, Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are all under 29 years old and formidable starters. "And when Steph turned that corner, I think it was after Christmas Day, when he turned that corner, we became nearly unbeatable". Read More »