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ICC Champions Trophy; India beat Bangladesh, set up title clash with Pakistan

The way Tamim (Iqbal) and Mushfiqur (Rahim) were batting, we were heading for a big total. Pakistan , then 92 for one, saw three wickets go down in a hurry. Pakistan have a chance to change their history of poor showings against India in ICC tournaments when they take on the arch-rivals in the Champions Trophy " dream final ", bowling coach Azhar Mahmood said on Friday. Read More »

Bay Area celebrates Warriors' title

Oakland recently learned it's losing one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, and the city is still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a deadly warehouse fire. Fans who gathered in Oakland for Thursday's parade said they expected more championships from the team in the years to come. "Maybe (Trump) doesn't (invite us) and we don't go, or we don't say anything and make a big deal of it, and he doesn't make a big deal of it and we go our separate ways", Iguodala told ... Read More »

McIlroy dismisses Twitter criticism after US Open exit


RIDE 'EM COWBOYS: Jordan Niebrugge wore an orange shirt for the second round at the U.S. Open, switching to a color he usually dons on Sundays. Leishman is in a share of 13th place, three shots off the pace. "There are a lot of really good players out here that haven't won a major". It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions - mainly, soft conditions - low scores don't distract from the tournament. Read More »

Steph Curry, Warriors still aren't interested in visiting the White House

But the fact that he came back and did what he set out to do, which was bring a title to Cleveland [could allow him to leave again]". Kerr - who has been dealing with chronic back issues - said he knows how fortunate he is to coach "a group of players this talented who are together in their primes" following their 4-1 NBA Finals win over defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan opt to field against Lanka

On that occasion a year ago Pakistan chased 303 to secure what was only a consolation victory after losing the first four games to England but the stakes are much higher now as they attempt to reach a most unlikely major final. "We have to be on top to beat them". Pakistan Playing XI: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman , Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez , Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan . Read More »

Manchester United Cool Antoine Griezmann Interest, Identify Other Priority Signing


Griezmann is set to be offered a new deal close to £12 million a year but who should Manchester United target now? With my adviser Eric Olhats , we have made a decision to stay. In an interview with Sunday morning programme Telefoot , Griezmann said: "The CAS sanction has come in". According to The Telegraph , Real Madrid are ready to make an initial move for the Spanish goalkeeper next week, and they are apparently confident that they can land the £60m-rated superstar. Read More »

Lopez upsets Berdych, Zverev stops Haas at Stuttgart Open


Hass, 39, handed his great friend Federer just a second defeat of the year on Wednesday, but could not follow it up as Zverev prevailed 6-4 6-4. Lucas Pouille joins Lopez in the final four as he beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. "On the whole it was a nice week". Zverev says, "I'm a bit sorry, especially because I could always hear his daughter, who shouted, 'Come on, Daddy!' They're special moments". Read More »

Jorge Mendes tells Real that Cristiano Ronaldo has numerous offers

The 32-year-old is understood to have grown "really upset" at the Bernabeu due to an ongoing tax probe, being accused of defrauding the authorities of around £13m. Ronaldo signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid in November, reports the Daily Telegraph , but is so incensed he now wants to walk away. Read More »

Curry, Warriors to pass on White House celebration visit

Well, Durant got that first championship on Monday, and it didn't seem too hard. Golden State has a cumulative 207-39 record in the last three regular seasons. "I'm really proud where I am right now as a player and being as consistent every year as I've been". The parade wound through downtown Oakland before the rally near Lake Merritt. Read More »

Hurt and angry Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid


A source close to the player claims the "outraged" Portugal worldwide "feels great indignation" following the public speculation about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and he has made a decision to leave the country. Read More »

Four Tied For Lead at US Open

You've still got to make a score. "The golf course is actually really lovely". Despite another crush of low scores, the U.S. Open late Friday became at least as much about who is out than who is in. For the first time since the Official World Golf Ranking began in 1986, Nos. "I think that's a testament to how good the golf course is and how well it's set up", Harman said. Read More »

Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors' NBA title

It's kind of awesome that we've managed to put a stigma on the concept of a super team that players are sensitive to as they continue to try and form super teams. Kerr, 51, missed 11 playoff games after stepping away before Game 3 of the first round to seek an answer to his chronic pain. Anybody who signs a two-year deal with an opt out after the first season is taking the easy road. Read More »

Eden Hazard hints at Chelsea stay as he targets more trophies

The Belgium worldwide has been with a summer move to Real Madrid and said in an interview earlier this month that he would have to consider his future at Chelsea if the Spanish giants made an offer for him. Hazard, 26, is recovering from a fractured ankle , suffered on global duty, after he clinched his second championship in three seasons. The playmaker also spoke about his feelings about Chelsea: " I've been here for five years now and I'm so happy ". Read More »

Nothing easy for 1-2-3 at Erin Hills

Rory McIlroy hit back at suggestions he was "bored" with golf after missing the cut in the US Open for the second year in succession. Kim won The Players Championship in May for his second PGA Tour title. "I birdied four of the last six". Just about everything already has at Erin Hills. "But you don't really know until you put a card in your hand and you're under the gun a little bit", said McIlroy, who said goodbye at 5 over. Read More »

Ronaldo eyes Spanish exit in anger over tax fraud charges

According to a report from Portuguese soccer outlet A Bola , Ronaldo feels he is being unfairly targeted by the Spanish government. A source claims the "outraged" Portugal global "feels great indignation" with 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. Read More »

Kerr plans to coach Warriors 'for a long time'

LeBron James has had an incredible 14 year career, but its not over yet. "He had high rebound numbers, he did great with his assists, which is an area of his game he's improved on tremendously, and taken his game to another level. "There was never any question in my mind that this was going to work". Dub Nation hooted and cheered for its favorite basketball players, toting signs like "We are the champions", "Gold blooded", "Splash bros are my heroes", "Draymond's got his game on" and "All ... Read More »

Champions Trophy final: 'Pressure is more on India'


So what, where, and when is it? Pakistan have yet to play a match at the Oval this tournament but in bowling coach Azhar Mahmood , who spent several seasons at his "second home" playing for Surrey , they have someone familiar with all the vagaries of the London ground. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.7m tax fraud

The prosecution said Ronaldo had taken advantage of a corporate structure created in 2010 that served to hide the iconic player's income derived from his image rights. This involved a "voluntary" failure to comply with his tax obligations in Spain , the statement from the office's economic crimes section said. Ronaldo could face up to 15-months in prison if found guilty. Read More »

Leaderboard logjam at US Open as top names miss cut

Erin Hills fought back on Friday and the world's top three players won't be around for the weekend at the U.S. Open . Paul Casey chopped his way to a triple bogey, only to respond with five straight birdies that carried him to a 1-under 71 and make him the first to post a 7-under 137. Read More »

HS Prannoy's fight ends in agony in Indonesia Open


Prannoy took five match points but failed to capitalise on the given chances as Sakai clinched the second game 26-28 to level the match. Before defeating reigning Olympic, World and Asian Champion Chen Long in the quarterfinals on Friday in a grueling three-game match, Prannoy had defeated Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the first round and six-time champion Lee Chong Wei in the second round. Read More »

Paul McGinley reflects on Rory McIlroy's missed cut at US Open

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. Fowler, who held a one shot advantage overnight, cruised through an error free front nine that included two birdies. Casey, who fired a 66 on the first day, began his round on the 10th hole and after a birdie at 11, went bogey, par, triple bogey, bogey to slump to four-over. Read More »