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Leishman lurks behind leaders at US Open
- June 18, 2017

With the entire field separated by just eight shots after the cut fell at one over, 2015 victor Jordan Spieth had hoped to get himself into contention, but struggled to a 76. Thomas, who has three wins already this season, is chasing his first major victory. "I knew I hit it really well", he said. In the Sony Open he became the seventh player to shoot a sub-60 round with a 59. (more...)
Pakistan's Amir fit for final against India
- June 18, 2017

Kohli, 28, thrives in the pressure cooker of being the sporting idol of 1.3 billion cricket fans. It will be a bandh-like atmosphere post 3 pm in India and Pakistan tomorrow as the arch rivals will take on each other in the ICC Champions Trophy final to be held at The Oval in London . (more...)
Amir fit for Champions Trophy final Amir fit for Champions Trophy final
- June 18, 2017

However, they recovered well and fought back to beat South Africa, Sri Lanka, and England in their way to final. To this day, Pakistan has never beaten India at the World Cup. 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. (more...)
Flyhalf Davies kicks Wales to win over Tonga Flyhalf Davies kicks Wales to win over Tonga
- June 18, 2017

The match was highlighted by bone-jarring tackles as Wales took a battering from a determined Tonga side on their way to maintaining their unbeaten record against the Pacific islanders after eight Tests. Cuthbert was unsafe at times, going close to scoring when Wales spread the ball to his right wing in the third minute before being driven into touch in the tackle of prop Latu Talakai. (more...)
Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki
- June 18, 2017

The day started with little prospect of play at Roland Garros, with rain teeming across the Paris clay courts and giving the groundstaff plenty of work to do. But her nerves jangled through a fitful night of sleep before the quarterfinal, and she awoke from an anxious dream sweating, convinced she was on her way to another tournament and had forgotten souvenir towels she'd set aside for her siblings. (more...)
Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians
- June 18, 2017

While Cervelli stared at Marquez for a brief second, home plate umpire Chris Conroy was already in front of the plate, ready to stop anything from happening. Before his final, five-pitch, blister-shortened start for the A's on July 17, 2016, Hill pitched six consecutive quality starts for Oakland against AL opponents. (more...)
Root rues 'golden chance' that got away
- June 18, 2017

Led by pace bowler Hasan Ali , who took 3-35, and backed up by some tigerish fielding that improved after Jonny Bairstow (43) was dropped twice, Sarfraz Ahmed's team squeezed the host nation. Number three Babar Azam played sensibly for his unbeaten 38 off 45 balls and so did Mohammad Hafeez (31 off 21), who hit the winning boundary to spark wild celebrations. (more...)
Coach: Pakistan mindset better for CT final after India loss
- June 18, 2017

The way they have been playing the last 10 months or so, everyone expected India to sail into the final. But at the same time , we're neither intimidated by them nor are we arrogant about what we are doing. "Our strength has been the fact that we've been able to take wickets, and we've been able to take wickets consistently through the middle periods", added Arthur. (more...)
World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title
- June 18, 2017

One of the most unpredictable sides in world sport, Pakistan were the lowest-ranked side going into the tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides and produced a shambolic performance in their heavy opening defeat by India . (more...)
Defending champion Johnson out of US Open
- June 18, 2017

This might have been more than anyone was expecting. Then again, none of the top 16 on the leader board has ever won a major. "It's similar-type stuff - low round and history stuff, " Thomas said. Willett, who pulled out before the start of his second round, was heading towards the Erin Hills exit anyway after an opening round 81. Another warm, dry day is drying out the course during the second round of the U.S. (more...)
Justin Thomas breaking records at US Open Justin Thomas breaking records at US Open
- June 18, 2017

Open. On an Erin Hills course that again lacked enough wind to be the stern test the U.S. Open wants, Brian Harman weaved his way through traffic at the top of the leaderboard Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood . (more...)
Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva
- June 18, 2017

Manchester United , too, would be keen on bringing Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. The four-time Ballon d'Or victor, who is now with the Portugal national team in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup , only signed a five-year contract with Madrid last November. (more...)
Spurs never enjoyed big Finals ratings like Warriors-Cavs Spurs never enjoyed big Finals ratings like Warriors-Cavs
- June 18, 2017

Green went from asking that Warriors general manager Bob Myers get some credit for the job he's done in building the Golden State roster. The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years. (more...)
Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in opener — FIFA Confederations Cup
- June 18, 2017

Russian Federation made a rapid start, with Aleksandr Golovin having a drive unconvincingly dealt with by New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic , before the hosts were twice denied by goal-line clearances. Russia's coach suggested it was an advantage to have such a pep talk. Russian Federation next faces Portugal and New Zealand plays Mexico . (more...)
Virat Kohli: India will be neither arrogant nor 'intimidated' against Pakistan
- June 18, 2017

It has become a fashion of sorts for cricket captains to understate things ahead of a big match - perhaps to ensure political correctness or pre-empt a situation of future embarrassment. "Obviously, we will have to plan a bit according to that, but I don't know if there's much that we need to change as a team ", he said. The Indian team , considered to be one of the favourites to defend the title, have played to their potential in all the games till now, except the one against Sri Lanka, ... (more...)
No pressure on us ahead of ICC CT final: Virat Kohli No pressure on us ahead of ICC CT final: Virat Kohli
- June 18, 2017

On the eve of Sunday's high-profile rematch he also said the Birmingham encounter was an "aberration", entirely uncharacteristic these days of a team who often glory in their reputation for unpredictability. Their confidence will be boosted by the fact that it was at The Oval where India suffered their only defeat of this tournament when Sri Lanka chased down a target of 322 to win by seven wickets. (more...)
Watch the Golden State Warriors Championship Parade Watch the Golden State Warriors Championship Parade
- June 18, 2017

Oh, there would be more partying, for sure. Kerr said he was proud that the team "came back from the heartbreak of past year". Two titles in three years for Golden State . "It's so rare so I know exactly how lucky I am", he said. "We never had any discussion about it either during the season - that obviously would have been premature, that'd be bad karma to talk about that". (more...)
Ronaldo wants to leave Real? Ronaldo wants to leave Real?
- June 18, 2017

Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid , according to reports in his native Portugal, in a decision that has been described as " irreversible ". As one of the most marketable players in the world, Ronaldo's potential availability would generate much interest, but only the very richest clubs in the world would be able to afford him. (more...)
India vs. Pakistan Final
- June 18, 2017

It is poetic that in their final match of the tournament, Pakistan must overcome their Indian rivals. "During its last pool match against Sri Lanka , another must-win game, Pakistan looked dead and buried in its run-chase, but Sri Lanka could not land the knock-out blow with catches going down". (more...)
Hamilton wins sixth Canadian grand prix
- June 18, 2017

Plus he spent part of the rest of the first lap running slowly under caution behind he safety vehicle. The resulting pitstop dropped Vettel to the very back of the field and the late-race charge, featuring some courageous overtaking, provided one of the highlights of the race. (more...)