• Putin to attend Confed Cup opening match
Putin to attend Confed Cup opening match

He would nearly certainly secure the prize if he can help Portugal win the Confederations Cup , the main warm-up event for next year's World Cup. The 2017 edition is being held over a fortnight with two groups containing the six winners of the Federation Internationale de Football Association confederations tournaments joined by world champions ...

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  • Wales remain in contention after 1-1 draw with Serbia
Wales remain in contention after 1-1 draw with Serbia

It was not the glorious winning goal that it was back in 1976, when Czechoslovakia were crowned European champions, as Wales , for a fourth time in group D, and twice against Serbia , let a winning lead slip to draw. "There's nothing wrong with it at all - he's called a foul on Shane Duffy and I can't see it", said O'Neill. "His input tonight w...

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  • Wounded Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory
Wounded Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory

If defending champions India were one of the fancied sides, Pakistan's awesome turnaround in the tournament has been an eye-opener. The problem with that statement, at least to some extent, is that Pakistan have already tried and failed - they were hammered by 124 runs in the group stage.

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  • Watch Third Round From Erin Hills Online
Watch Third Round From Erin Hills Online

Casey, Koepka, Harman and Fleetwood have yet to tee off. And he's giving the fans something to cheer. But the Japanese hit back with the joint best round of the day of 7-under 65 to shoot up the leaderboard and into contention at 5-under.

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  • Steve Elkington picked a fight with Rory McIlroy on Twitter and lost
Steve Elkington picked a fight with Rory McIlroy on Twitter and lost

That appeared to prompt 1995 US PGA champion Steve Elkington to write on Twitter that " Rory is so bored playiing golf ...without Tiger [Woods] the threshold is prolly 4 majors with 100mill in bank". And while it will be a little jarring to not have the 2011 U.S. Open champion on the course this weekend, it wasn't totally a surprise: McIlroy ha...

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  • Champions Trophy: Kohli & Co. draw praise after demolishing Proteas
Champions Trophy: Kohli & Co. draw praise after demolishing Proteas

De Villiers, captain of South Africa's one-day global side, will stand in for the three-match T20 series as du Plessis flies home for the birth of his first child, following the Proteas' elimination from the Champions Trophy . Whichever team triumphs will join title-holder India as one of the two Group B qualifiers for the semifinals of a tour...

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  • Chelsea edging closer to announcing first signing of the summer
Chelsea edging closer to announcing first signing of the summer

Chelsea have had a £22m bid for Tiemoue Bakayoko rejected by Monaco , according to reports in France. Chelsea have reportedly made their first summer signing and while supporters will have to wait until July 1 to find out who it is, there are early hints.

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  • Bhuvi, Bumrah Hold Key in Champions Trophy Final
Bhuvi, Bumrah Hold Key in Champions Trophy Final

Pandya has come under enormous criticism as in the last three matches in the Champions Trophy , he has picked only one wicket. Pakistan seem unable to cope when they face their neighbours in ICC tournaments - they have lost the last seven.

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  • Shakib: We played some silly shots
Shakib: We played some silly shots

A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval here on Sunday. We were No. 8 when we came here and no one gave us credit. "I think I've been able to strike a good balance until now and I'm sure I'll be...

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  • Major takeaways from Golden State Warriors' 2017 National Basketball Association championship
Major takeaways from Golden State Warriors' 2017 National Basketball Association championship

Multiple members of the Warriors, including Steph Curry and Steve Kerr , have been outspoken in their criticism of President Trump in the past and skipping the visit to the White House would be a significant statement. So her hometown team just won the title. "I don't know if Cleveland plays a style that allows them to add a player like Durant". ...

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  • US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy highlights from Round 2
US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy highlights from Round 2

Rickie Fowler of the United States and caddie Joe Skovron prepare for a shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on Friday in Hartford, Wisconsin. Six players are at 4-under, including Chez Reavie, the other player to shoot 65. The No. 1, 2 and 3 players in the world shot a combined 16-over par.

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  • Warriors fans celebrate championship with parade, rally
Warriors fans celebrate championship with parade, rally

With talk of the team being an National Basketball Association power for years to come, the brothers and other kids may grow up in an era of Warriors dominance that could make this year's celebration a regular occurrence - although not one that takes place in Oakland much longer.

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  • Devils get defenseman Mirco Mueller from Sharks for picks
Devils get defenseman Mirco Mueller from Sharks for picks

But the Swiss blue liner struggled as a 19-year-old rookie in 2014-15, posting a minus-8 rating, and then he fell behind Tim Heed and Joakim Ryan on the AHL Barracuda's depth chart, too. "We wish him the best". Nikolay Goldobin (27th overall, 2014) was sent to Vancouver as part of the deal for Jannik Hansen on February 28. The 22-year-old had a goa...

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  • Champions Trophy final: Mercurial Pakistan shouldn't be discounted, says Mike Hussey
Champions Trophy final: Mercurial Pakistan shouldn't be discounted, says Mike Hussey

Underestimating a team like Pakistan may prove fatal for India in the tournament's finale. " India have players to win matches with bat and ball". Batting: Look at the players topping the batting charts, and you will see Indians, Indians and more Indians, which just goes to show how dominant India's batting lineup has been.

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  • Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports
Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports

The Telegraph claims that a report in Portuguese newspaper A Bola details how the Euro 2016 victor has chose to leave Madrid. That has prompted speculation linking him with Paris St Germain and Manchester United amongst others, but Silva, who completed a big-money switch to AC Milan from Porto earlier this month, insists the four-time ...

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  • 'Happy' Gareth Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid
'Happy' Gareth Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid

It was Zidane's stunning volley against Bayer Leverkusen that won Real the 2002 title in Glasgow, while a year ago, five months after replacing Rafael Benitez as coach, he breathed new life into a demotivated team and took them to the Champions League trophy.

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  • Aamer Sohail backtracks on match-fixing allegations
Aamer Sohail backtracks on match-fixing allegations

The Indian side are looking ominous, not least the captain himself who on Thursday - with his 96 not out - became the fastest batsman to 8,000 one-day runs from 175 innings and passed the 182 it took South Africa's AB de Villiers. He may have had a dry spell in Test cricket but Rohit Sharma figures big time in skipper Virat Kohli's scheme of thin...

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  • India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy Final
India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy Final

Dhoni seems to have great faith in the cricketing acumen of Jadhav and it is working for Kohli. While India , who enjoy 12-2 record against Pakistan in ICC events and have defeated the arch-rivals in their opening game of the tournament, are pre-tournament favourites, Pakistan have surprised quite a few after making it to the finals.

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  • McIlroy slams PGA veteran during Twitter spat following US Open exit
McIlroy slams PGA veteran during Twitter spat following US Open exit

The Aussie pro golfer didn't tag McIlroy in the tweet, but said the 2011 U.S. Open champ must be bored playing golf without Tiger Woods in the field and lacked motivation. "That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses...and it's knew...mustn't have taught grammar in the 50's", McIlroy replied. He would have expected the criticism to com...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sohail takes a U-turn on match-fixing allegations
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sohail takes a U-turn on match-fixing allegations

Many former players said Sohail's outburst was in bad taste. That will have to wait at least another two years after their untypically meek performance on a slow, used pitch in Cardiff on Wednesday, when they lost their last eight wickets for 83 runs before Pakistan coasted to victory to book their place in this weekend's final at The Oval, whe...

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