• Mohammad Amir confident about fitness for #CT17 final
Mohammad Amir confident about fitness for #CT17 final

Miandad was not willing to pick a favorite for the final on Sunday. Azhar described the final as a "dream match". It took India almost two decades to inter that particular ghost. Pakistan have already "closed the chapter" on their trouncing by India in the group stages of the Champions Trophy and intend to prove the point in the final, a...

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  • Steve Stricker's improbable US Open journey continues into weekend
Steve Stricker's improbable US Open journey continues into weekend

The 39-year-old was only able to move his fourth shot a matter of inches in heavy rough over the back of the green on the par five, before hacking out sideways and taking three putts from just off the green. "It's rare where you get through a U.S. Open or any major without some kind of hiccup". Hopefully I've got a lot of the bad stuff out of my sy...

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  • US Open notebook: Tommy Fleetwood prevents total meltdown on No. 18
US Open notebook: Tommy Fleetwood prevents total meltdown on No. 18

Thomas says "I had no idea in terms of 9 under being the best in the U.S. Open". And to get to 9-under in a single round, you need to hit some insane shots. Brian Harman, 30, has never won a major, but he owns a one-shot lead at the 117th U.S. Open. "Really a solid day, though, all the way around", Stricker said.

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  • Virat Kohli: India will be neither arrogant nor 'intimidated' against Pakistan
Virat Kohli: India will be neither arrogant nor 'intimidated' against Pakistan

It is very important to realise the things that might or might not happen in the game. Whatever the result, we have to go forward and play more games after. "If you do something wrong, we will point it out to you; if you do something right, we will tell you that too; and if you do something wrong in an attempt to do something right, we will point t...

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  • Four-way tie at Erin Hills
Four-way tie at Erin Hills

Also missing the weekend were No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 3 Jason Day , who played together for the first two rounds to disastrous results. Johnson, who won at Oakmont at year ago and added another five victories in the last 11 months, played the closing six holes at Erin Hills in 3-over par to miss the 36-hole cut by three strokes.

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  • 76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick
76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick

The Sixers had been trying to set up an interview with Fultz for two days. "Embiid and me have been talking before". "It's really cool to know that I'm a role model for kids", Mason said. "[The last few days have] been insane, man", Fultz said. I wake up every morning and get ready to go to the gym. Fox, like UCLA's Lonzo Ball, has refused to w...

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  • Warriors say trip to White House not on their minds
Warriors say trip to White House not on their minds

So Thursday was a rare chance for the city to celebrate. The parade through downtown Oakland will follow the same route as the one celebrating the 2015 National Basketball Association title. Kerr affirmed that the elections "had to do with hatred and fear and we had a candidate who stirred that up, and I thought it was a awful precedent for our ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo's agent set for crunch meeting with Real Madrid bigwig
Cristiano Ronaldo's agent set for crunch meeting with Real Madrid bigwig

Real Madrid have released a statement saying they had "full confidence" in their player, and that they were convinced he would prove his innocence. Since I began playing on big stages I always imagined playing alongside him or playing on the same level as him.

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  • Justin Thomas trails Harman by 1 after record day at US Open
Justin Thomas trails Harman by 1 after record day at US Open

Open)", Harman said. By the end of the day, that wasn't even the most shocking number. Harman carded a five-under 67 to take the lead and his 12-under par is the second best under par round in US Open history, two behind Rory McIlroy's 2014 in 2011.

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  • Potential No. 1 pick Fultz to work out with 76ers
Potential No. 1 pick Fultz to work out with 76ers

Markelle Fultz , expected to be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, will work out for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, further ramping up speculation of a trade for the top overall selection. If the Celtics make this trade, Boston is looking at using the number three pick they would receive from the 76ers on Jackson. This always happ...

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  • Spanish striker Costa awaits Chelsea final call
Spanish striker Costa awaits Chelsea final call

Costa was omitted from Chelsea's squad in January after he was engaged in a dispute with the club's fitness coach and later linked with a move to Chinese club, Tianjin Quanjian . As for his relationship with Conte, well, plenty more seems to be coming out following the Italian coach brutally casting aside Chelsea's leading goalscorer in each o...

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  • Lewis Hamilton wins his sixth Canadian Grand Prix title
Lewis Hamilton wins his sixth Canadian Grand Prix title

Vettel, meanwhile, could finish only fourth for the Ferrari . Coming two weeks after Monaco, where he had qualified badly and finished seventh as Ferrari enjoyed their first one-two since 2010, it was the ideal weekend. On lap 11, Verstappen's Red Bull died at the side of the track, ending his day and leaving Hamilton and Bottas alone in front. ...

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  • Wings of Eagles wins English Derby with Queen in attendance
Wings of Eagles wins English Derby with Queen in attendance

Cliffs of Moher had looked certain to deliver jockey Ryan Moore's third victor in the blue riband of the flat after he collared Dettori on Cracksman entering the final furlong. I don't get to sit like this at many races so I am going to enjoy it. He travelled well when doing a nice piece of work at Breakfast with the Stars and, with BetVictor p...

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  • LeBron James posts bizarre and puzzling Instagram video
LeBron James posts bizarre and puzzling Instagram video

They didn't allow last season to repeat and avoided losing the final series after having a 3-1 lead. Finals MVP Kevin Durant was on a different bus with his mom. Michael Jordan, very much an admired and emulated player by James and Bryant, was ideal in six trips to the Finals. This time everything was ideal for KD.

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  • India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal
India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal

Out of nowhere, Pakistan has lifted itself to set a date with destiny. India have the advantage going in, and they are expected to win. The batting has looked as strong as ever, but, incredibly, India now also have one of the best bowling attacks in world cricket .

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  • Amir fit and ready to play Champions Trophy final against India
Amir fit and ready to play Champions Trophy final against India

Considered one of the fiercest rivalries in sport, Sunday's fixture in London is expected to exceed previous audience figures, potentially becoming the most watched sporting occasion of all time . "We are playing our best cricket at the best time of the tournament ". Little did ICC imagine that they would be gifted with an India-Pakista...

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  • Virat Kohli wishes Indian hockey team ahead of Pakistan HWL clash
Virat Kohli wishes Indian hockey team ahead of Pakistan HWL clash

The way they have been playing the last 10 months or so, everyone expected India to sail into the final. India captain Virat Kohli is the only cricketer among the world's 100 highest-paid sportsmen, ranking 89th with annual income of $22 million, according to a list compiled by Forbes.

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  • Toyota big favorites at 24 Hours Le Mans
Toyota big favorites at 24 Hours Le Mans

In the top-ranked LMP1 class, former Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi smashed the Le Mans lap record in qualifying for Toyota . Only the number eight Toyota remained on track, in 15th place and 28 laps behind the leading Porsche of former winners Neel Jani of Switzerland , Britain's Nick Tandy and Germany's Andre Lotterer ....

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  • Pakistan to 'change history' against India in Champions Trophy final
Pakistan to 'change history' against India in Champions Trophy final

A 30-second spot during the final to be broadcast by Rupert Murdoch's Star Sports is expected to cost almost 10 million rupees ($155,267), far higher than the 1 million rupees that advertisers pay on average for most Indian shows, said a person involved in buying ads.

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  • Pakistan wants to change the myth of India defeats
Pakistan wants to change the myth of India defeats

But just like in life, at times sporting realities defy logic which is exactly the reason why Sarfraz Ahmed's team can't be ruled out on a big day. They played fielders' cricket. Being out of the selectors' favour for the better part of the past two years, Junaid considered moving to England to resurrect his career before receiving a call back in...

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