• Mohammad Amir fit for Champs Trophy final
Mohammad Amir fit for Champs Trophy final

Hasan, who suffered a calf niggle in the semi-final, did not train with the team on Friday but Mahmood said the bowler was resting as a precaution. "To be honest, I can't", he told cricket.com.au. "But making them believe that was the tough part". I'm sure all the players will come out and give their best, said India captain Kohli. "There are no ...

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

Sarfraz and left-arm spinner Imad Wasim are the only members of this Pakistani side who have won an ICC tournament final against India. South Africa are a brilliant side and we've got a big summer coming up against them now, starting with three Twenty20 internationals.

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  • Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo welcomed in Russian Federation ahead of Confed Cup
Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo welcomed in Russian Federation ahead of Confed Cup

A good performance at the Confederations Cup will virtually secure him a fifth world player of the year award, equaling Lionel Messi . They might lack popularity in the wider soccer world, but the Confederations Cup will treat fans to top-level competition when the likes of Portugal, Mexico, Germany and Chile play in the ensuing days.

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  • Pakistan rout England to make final
Pakistan rout England to make final

England , previously the only unbeaten team left in the eight-strong one-day worldwide tournament and huge favourites to defeat Pakistan , were bowled out for just 211 in Cardiff on Wednesday. "My heart aches to hear these sounds again in stadiums of my Pakistan! " he further said referring to the fact that Pakistan don't play their home mat...

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  • Hospital: Scalise was on the brink of death, condition has improved 'subtantially'
Hospital: Scalise was on the brink of death, condition has improved 'subtantially'

Jack Sava said Friday , adding that doctors have been encouraged by his progress . The bullet traveled toward his other hip, causing serious damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels. "On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have r...

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  • CT 17: Underdogs defeat tournament favourite England to reach the finals
CT 17: Underdogs defeat tournament favourite England to reach the finals

Joe Root admitted England had let a huge opportunity to claim a first global one-day title slip away when they slumped to defeat against Pakistan, but coach Trevor Bayliss believes that finishing in the semi-finals reflected where the team now stands.

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  • Steph Curry doesn't want to visit the White House
Steph Curry doesn't want to visit the White House

It was the Warriors' second title in the three seasons, and the third consecutive year Golden State and Cleveland faced off for the NBA Finals trophy. "We've overcome a lot of doubts", said Tulio Zelada, 28, a San Francisco resident who attended the parade. The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback p...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Sohail backtracks on match-fixing allegations against Pak team
Champions Trophy 2017: Sohail backtracks on match-fixing allegations against Pak team

The aggressive batting that has come to become a feature of England in ODI and T20I cricket over the past few months have been in stark contrast to the nearly condescending approach they had to the shorter formats of the game earlier. "I said after the loss to India if we play good cricket, definitely we will win this tournament". Now we are in t...

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  • Pouille to face Feliciano Lopez in Stuttgart Open final
Pouille to face Feliciano Lopez in Stuttgart Open final

Also, the fourth-seeded Lucas Pouille defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 for a semifinal against French compatriot Benoit Paire , who beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 6-1, 7-6 (4). It's a clear disadvantage against a serve-and-volley specialist like Lopez, who is clearly loving his time playing on grass. In the women's event in the Nethe...

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  • Co-leader Koepka has 'bombs away' mentality at Erin Hills
Co-leader Koepka has 'bombs away' mentality at Erin Hills

It's still Saturday, 36 holes is a very long time in a US Open . Englishman Paul Casey , a veteran at 39, delighted in some US Open viewing on TV on Thursday morning. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. He is 1 over for his round with six holes. Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship a month ago, had a 70 and was at 5-u...

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  • 9 things to know during Day 3 of the 2017 US Open
9 things to know during Day 3 of the 2017 US Open

A bogey on the par-four 12th was followed by a birdie on the 13th to leave him at six over through four holes. McIlroy and Day needed low rounds to have any chance of advancing to the weekend, and neither was able to produce anything near what was necessary.

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  • US Open Day Two
US Open Day Two

Open title. The second-round cut shockingly comes in at only two over on the tournament. It should be noted that Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie shot impressive 65s on Friday. "Showed up for the last six holes, anyway", he said. "I guess it's rare you get through a U.S. Open or any major without some kind of a hiccup". But the second-ranked p...

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  • Rory McIlroy destroys Australian golfer after US Open criticism
Rory McIlroy destroys Australian golfer after US Open criticism

Elkington, who competes occasionally on the Champions Tour, won 10 PGA Tour tournaments, including the 1995 PGA Championship and two Players Championships. Elkington said Jack Nicklaus never discussed his earnings, to which McIlroy called out the Australian's spelling and wrote "That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses.

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  • Sabres trade 3rd round pick for D Nathan Beaulieu
Sabres trade 3rd round pick for D Nathan Beaulieu

The Sabres, of course, could have made the deal to leave Beaulieu unprotected and have Vegas take him off their hands instead one of their returning players they would like to keep. Beaulieu now is a restricted free agent who made $1 million previous year. Beaulieu was the Habs' first-round pick in the 2011 draft. Beaulieu is viewed by analysts...

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  • Don't Go, Ronaldo: Footballer May Leave Real Madrid Over Tax Evasion Charges
Don't Go, Ronaldo: Footballer May Leave Real Madrid Over Tax Evasion Charges

But it is believed that the main reason for his recent decision is because Real Madrid didn't support him enough in these accusations. Madrid on Wednesday issued a statement saying that it was convinced Ronaldo "will demonstrate his complete innocence".

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  • Champions Trophy Final: Unchanged India XI against Pakistan, hints Virat Kohli
Champions Trophy Final: Unchanged India XI against Pakistan, hints Virat Kohli

The Indian captain that there would be hardly any changes in the squad but added that he would like to have Hardik Pandya in the playing XI against Pakistan in the final match. I remember going to the podium to collect my Manof the Match trophy and then the tournament trophy... it was all special. After being on the road to London from Bi...

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  • Rs 2000 crore bet on India-Pak title clash
Rs 2000 crore bet on India-Pak title clash

The Oval was where, back in 1882, England's defeat by Australia led to a mock obituary in a newspaper referring to the "ashes" of English cricket and hence the name for all future Anglo-Australian Test series. "Biggest learning is to stay off social media. The more relaxed you stay in these kind of situations, it's a good thing, because it helps yo...

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  • Marcin Tybura Earns Decision Win Over Andrei Arlovski
Marcin Tybura Earns Decision Win Over Andrei Arlovski

Though Andrei landed an impressive spinning back kick, Tybura snatched an attempted front kick and took Arlovski down. Tybura was relentless with his ground attack as he consistently looked to pass Arlovski's defensive guard while raining down a series of hard, stinging punches.

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  • '70 per cent of tickets for Confed Cup already sold'
'70 per cent of tickets for Confed Cup already sold'

The anti-discrimination observers, meanwhile, are a natural continuation of the monitoring system that FIFA has put in place to monitor FIFA World Cup qualifiers and selected friendlies. A handful of performers blackened their faces and carried bananas to represent Cameroon during a parade to honour the eight teams taking part in the upcoming tou...

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  • Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup
Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum on Thursday unveiled Achilles, a white moggy who will be offered two different plates before each game to predict the Confederations Cup results. Fans attending the 2017 Confed Cup have to register their details to receive an ID badge they must wear to be allowed into the stadiums. The issue of racism against...

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