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Man Utd could complete Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata double deal - bookies

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has claimed that Alvaro Morata is eager to leave the club, even if he is given a starring role next term in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo . The 32-year-old has been accused of defrauding the Spanish tax office of 14.7million euros over image rights payments - allegations which he has strongly denied. Read More »

Unchanged India line-up for Champions Trophy final, hints Kohli


There are also three occasions where India continued with their momentum after beating Bangladesh and won their next games as well but the numbers on the other side are bigger and that could make an Indian fan anxious. "History can change, and I hope we can (change it)". "Credit to them, they've turned around things for themselves really well". "The more relaxed you stay in these kinds of situations, it is a good thing because it helps you take better decisions", Kohli added. Read More »

Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final


For people in #India And Pakistan , cricket is religion, and winning the game is a matter of pride for both the teams. India may be the form team but this Pakistan team is a galvanised lot under an intelligent captain Sarfraz Ahmed. "If we can get amongst them with the new ball, we can expose the middle order that hasn't batted much in this competition, so that's pretty much our aim and focus", the South African Arthur said on Saturday. Read More »

Manchester United Target Ronaldo Solely Concentrating on Confederations Cup Duty

Two weeks ago, he had also scored twice in the Champions League final to lead Madrid to its second consecutive title in the European club competition. on what the "Profe" [coach Juan Carlos Osorio] is looking for us to do and what we are strong at, as well as what we have to improve", added Ochoa. The Portuguese record scorer will captain his nation on Sunday in the Confederations, which they qualified for as European Championship winners, in preparation for next summer's World Cup in ... Read More »

Pakistan into Finals of Champions Trophy

How did the pitch play? "Coming from Edgbaston which was a good wicket to a used wicket , we didn't adapt very well". On the prospect of a rematch with India in the final, Sarfraz smiled and said: "Best of luck to both of them". The left-arm quick took two for 53 and also starred with the bat , making an unbeaten 28 in a match-clinching unbroken stand of 75 with captain Sarfraz (61 not out) that clinched a three-wicket win. Read More »

USA lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

During the assault, Scalise was shot by a 7.62 mm rifle bullet in his hip area and received serious injuries, including massive blood loss. Dr. Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, says several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India thrashes Bangladesh to play against Pakistan in final

Jos Buttler (4), Moeen Ali (11) and Adil Rashid (7) fell quickly and Ben Stokes, one of the most destructive batsmen in the world, failed to hit a boundary in a scratchy 34 as the Pakistan bowlers dominated. Hasan Ali hasn't been the same since he was hit for 70 runs by rival India in Pakistan's crushing defeat in their Champions Trophy opener. "Credit goes to the bowlers and the batters who finished it very well", Sarfraz said. Read More »

Waqar Younis lashes out at England captain


England's Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final cricket match between England and Pakistan in Cardiff on June 14, 2017. "But I think we all realise that, whether England win or lose, they are playing some very exciting cricket". Sophia Gardens is one of the three venues that was agreed to use by the ICC and Galmorgans for the 15 matches at this tournament, along with Edgbaston and The Oval. Read More »

Louis Oosthuizen makes a little noise at US Open

This one he'd rather forget. His drive appeared to sail into the rough. And Casey was joined at the end of play by compatriot Tommy Fleetwood , and U.S. Lurking at five under was a pack including young South Korean Kim Si-woo, who recovered from an early bogey by stringing together three straight birdies through the turn on the way to a two-under 70. Read More »

US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

Open record. Johnson has spent lots of time in the knee-high fescue. Brandt Snedeker , who is two shots off the lead, said it was unfortunate that so many big names are gone but also understandable. Jon Rahm . Justin Rose . The Spaniard, 10th in the World Golf Ranking and a popular pick at the U.S. Open, is 3-over par through his first five holes and has yet to hit a green in regulation. Read More »

Warriors to skip White House visit

Letting a 3-0 lead slip away? J.R. Smith opened the scoring in Game 1 by swishing a three-pointer. What do those games all have in common? "And the thing with Kevin is he's such a conscientious human being, like he genuinely cares about people and I think he can be vulnerable, which is what I love about him..." "To me, if a player were to choose not to go to the White House, whether they were choosing not to go to the current White House or a future White House, my response would be: ... Read More »

US Open Day Two

After Matsuyama and Reavie, the next best round of the day was Bill Haas' 68. Casey said he couldn't remember the last time he had five birdies in a row or an eight in a competitive round. This one he'd rather forget. He added another birdie on the par-3 13th. "So it's just nice to see it come along at the right time". The 23-year-old from San Diego had been having an excellent debut at the Open. Read More »

Canadiens send defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to Sabres for third-round pick


In 17 career playoff games, Beaulieu posted four assists. The 24-year old is now a restricted free agent. Beaulieu was the Habs' first-round pick in the 2011 draft. With Montreal facing elimination in game six of their series against the New York Rangers in the 2017 National Hockey League playoffs, Beaulieu was named as a healthy scratch. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo warns Real Madrid he could leave Spain if

Already, Real Madrid have released a statement saying they had "full confidence" in their player, and they were convinced he would prove his innocence. Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates won the Champions League title June 3 with a 4-1 victory over Italian side Juventus. However, his Real contract is understood to have a €1bn buy-out clause and, in May, Forbes calculated his pre-tax salary as being close to €50m a year. Read More »

Castellanos leads Tigers to 13-4 rout of Rays

Petersburg. "I think one walk was the key there", he said. Kinsler hit the 43rd lead-off homer off his career in the first. The first came in his rookie campaign, when he only played 30 games. "I chose to take the chance and it worked out". StatCast said that he ran 88 feet to make the over-the-shoulder catch against Souza in the fifth. Tampa Bay has dropped two in a row after winning six of seven despite receiving a tying homer from Steven Souza the eighth inning on Thursday. Read More »

India have edge, but Pak have better bowling attack: Tait


It is no different this time around and the Pakistan team hopes their bowlers will be able to stop the rampaging Indian batsmen in the final on Sunday. There wasn't any drop of intensity or something extra. "We've got nothing to lose - the pressure is more on them ( India )", Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood told reporters at the Oval on Friday. Read More »

Steph Curry doesn't want to visit the White House

Fans have spent the week snapping up championship shirts and hats as crews have been hanging gold and blue banners along the parade route. The team's young stars, including Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson , are expected to have lengthy National Basketball Association careers. Read More »

Facts about Champion Trophy final

You have to find a way to deal with it. I am sure it will be a very well-contested match. Virat Kohli insisted that the Men in Blue were neither too intimidated, nor were too arrogant about their performance in the tournament. But Pakistan , the lowest-ranked side in a tournament featuring the world's leading eight one-day global nations, bounced back to beat top-seeded South Africa and then held their nerve in a tense virtual quarter-final with Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday. Read More »

Wright in Russian Federation for Confederations Cup


The Confederations Cup will take place on June 17 to July 2. Which teams are competing this year? The teams fighting for the title this year are Russia , Germany, Portugal, Chile, Australia, Mexico , New Zealand and Cameroon. Does the Confederations Cup matter? As the winners of last year's Copa America in the U.S., instead Chile will be representing South America at the Confederations Cup. Read More »

Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup


The Selecao were winners of the Confederations Cup in 2005, 2009 and 2013, when they hosted the tournament, but this is the first time Brazil have failed to qualify since the field was expanded to eight teams in 1997. Mexico , despite boasting a better Confederations Cup track record than Portugal , is being considered as the underdog going into Sunday's match . Read More »

Ronaldo planning to leave Real

It said that Ronaldo was "deeply disenchanted" with the allegations against him, especially since he had voluntarily tried to solve possible errors with his taxes . Spain's AS reported that Ronaldo had made a decision to quit Real two months ago, before the Champions League final victory, telling his agent Jorge Mendes and other close associates that he felt "badly treated and unjustly judged". Read More »