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Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva

Now 39 and playing for Shanghai SIPG, the former Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Monaco defender is not among the squad picked by head coach Fernando Santos for the World Cup warm-up event in Russian Federation, where Portugal face Mexico in their opening game in Kazan on Sunday, but he will be watching his countrymen with keen interest. Read More »

Top 3 miss US Open cut; 4-way tie for 1st

Pardon the gallows humor. Brian Harman looks at the company he has at the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard and can't help but think that the demanding Erin Hills layout has something to do with the crowd he finds himself in. He had a chat with swing coach Michael Bannon on Thursday night, and Bannon had observed that McIlroy's transition down from the top was simply too quick. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Jasprit Bumrah wary of mercurial Pakistan ahead of final

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During an interview to a Pakistan news channel, the former opener has said that the team should not be flying too high, because if they're in the final, it's because "they were supposed to". No holes, no weaknesses in this Indian side. We have to learn that that sort of wicket, we have to bowl in the right areas as long as possible. "They set the Champions Trophy up for India". Read More »

Steve Kerr stated plan to decline White House invitation

As we go into the talks and this whole process, which is obviously new for me, I will approach it to get the most out of it I can as an individual, as a player, and something that I've been working for for a very long time ". We'll see what happens. But Steph Curry knows what he wants to say. Following the team's championship win, Golden State Warriors captain Stephen Curry told reporters Wednesday that no decision on visiting Donald Trump at the White House has been made ... Read More »

Sunday with double dose as Pakistan faces India in Cricket and Hockey

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Pakistan's incredible turnaround and their eight-wicket win against tournament favourites England in the semifinals have made confident India cautious for sure. Furthermore, the two huge countries have an exceptionally tense relationship, with a religious divide (Hindu India, Muslim Pakistan) and a long-running dispute over the sovereignty of Kashmir creating an extremely antagonistic situation which periodically threatens to escalate into full-blown war. Read More »

Sarfraz, Imad: Pakistanis to win an ICC final vs India

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India skipper Manpreet Singh also cautioned his side against any complacency in the upcoming games against Canada and Pakistan . England will host the next World Cup in two years' time and Root, who is expected to assume one-day captaincy before that, said it was important for the side to keep improving. Read More »

Top three miss cut at US Open, leaving four-way tie for lead

Overnight leader Rickie Fowler is a shot-back in a tie for fourth at six-under. The Southport-born Fleetwood had five birdies in his round and just two bogeys. Unlikely as it seems, that was the last major he played on the weekend. Holmes expects the scoring to get more hard over the final rounds. "It always does that", he said. Read More »

Four-way tie at US Open

Jon Rahm . Justin Rose . So there's a very good chance this weekend that the run of first-time major winners dating to the 2015 PGA ( Jason Day ) will extend to seven. He was the polar opposite of the ugly-American stereotype, and he returned home a lot less likely to sweat a bad bounce into the Erin Hills fescue because of it. Read More »

Lions to call in extra players

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Secondly, if Warren Gatland does have a few surprise plans up his sleeve for the first Test on June 24, then he is running out of time to fine-tune them. Hansen would not be drawn on whether Kieran Read will be fit for next Saturday but praised the captaincy shown by Ben Smith during the week and in the win over Samoa. Read More »

Simona Halep reaches second French Open final by beating Karolina Pliskova

She played well. Then I played better". "I was always playing aggressive and trying to hit the ball when I can". At times during a match of 16 service breaks the impetuosity of youth betrayed her as she seemed on the verge of youthful tantrums in the hot sunshine, especially when she lost four games in a row to lose the second set. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities

Ronaldo is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. After receiving a report from Spain's tax agency AEAT, which recommended a five-year jail sentence, prosecutors are accusing the former Manchester United forward of using shell companies in the British Virgin Islands and Ireland to "screen" his earnings from authorities. Read More »

Spectator dies at US Open

Open golf tournament. McIlroy is 6 over for the tournament, 13 shots back of leaders Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey . This might have been more than anyone was expecting. McIlroy, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, made his return from injury this week and admitted to feeling "rusty" following his first round. "I was in the hay too much over the last couple of days", Day told reporters about the knee-high fescue grass lining the fairways at the links-style layout in the Wisconsin countryside. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit after tax accusations

KAZAN, Russia (AP ) - Cristiano Ronaldo is in the spotlight again, but this time not for his skills as a player. Ronaldo has reportedly made an " irreversible decision" to leave the Madrid giants after eight years at the club, after it emerged the Spanish authorities were investigating him over tax fraud allegations, according to reports in Portuguese media. Read More »

Four tied for lead; sport's top three players sent packing

The story of the day though was Casey's recovery after racking-up an eight on the par-five-14 and following it up with a bogey on the 16. He three-putted on No. Behind the leading quartet, a logjam grouped eight players within two shots of the lead. When asked why there is so little separation among the field, Holmes said: "It's so long". Read More »

Pens look for answers as series is now tied

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, June 5, 2017, in Nashvill. "If you think of Stanley and you look at him, his knees are bent, he's in an athletic stance, his mouth's drooling", Irwin said. We know he's a great player and he's like in tough situation, but now it's time for leadership to show and to score. Read More »

US Open leaderboard crowded after day two

Dress rehearsals are all very well but Rory McIlroy confessed that when the curtain went up he was unprepared and fluffed his US Open lines. Paul Casey produced a brilliant fightback to remain in contention for a first major title as former champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut in the US Open for the second year running. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Might Decline White House Visit

The celebration began right after Stephen Curry , and Kevin Durant and the Warriors ousted LeBron James and The Cleveland Cavaliers in a high scoring 129-120 game at Oracle Arena to secure their second National Basketball Association title in just three years. Read More »

Nadal beats Wawrinka to win French Open for a 10th time

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It has been very special to me, and it's true that it is unprecedented. "The only thing that matters is to hold this trophy again", Nadal said. Fresh from #10 victories in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Nadal met a determined opponent, 32-year-old, Stan Wawrinka , in France. Read More »

US Open golf at Erin Hills

The last time Day missed a cut in a major was the 2012 PGA Championship, ending a run of 17, which was the longest active streak. He started strong with back-to-back birdies and hovered around the cut line for part of Friday afternoon, but missed putts late cost him the chance to become the first player to defend his U.S. Read More »

Dani Alves 'joined Juventus to prepare for PL'

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Ronaldo inspired Madrid to a Champions League victory over Juventus at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, with his brace helping the Blancos to a 4-1 win. However, the recent fan favourite might now face the wrath of the Juventus fans and hierarchy with his staggering comments on his team-mate Paulo Dybala. Read More »

Adoring Madrid fans demand Ballon d'Or for hero Ronaldo

I'm going to keep playing and keep improving and keep making our fans proud. Cristiano Ronaldo was once again hailed as Real Madrid's hero as fans crammed into the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium and streets across the Spanish capital to wildly celebrate a record 12th European Cup win on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Read More »

Out-of-sorts McIlroy set to miss the cut

However, back-to-back bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes dropped him back to even-par for the day ."The course is, I would say, a few shots harder than it was (Thursday)", Stricker said. The U.S. Open has had eight amateur winners (five players ), most recently John Goodman in 1933. He opened Thursday with a 9-over 81. That's what happened as Stricker made it exactly on the cut line. Read More »