• Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue good form in Russia
Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue good form in Russia

A graffiti painting of famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared on a house wall near the hotel where Portugal's national team is staying in Russia's city of Kazan . 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 tall forward is a constan...

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  • Modric reveals Zidane masterplan behind emphatic defeat of Juventus
Modric reveals Zidane masterplan behind emphatic defeat of Juventus

As fans celebrating on the streets of Cardiff proudly sang "Somos los reyes de Europa (We are the kings of Europe)", a traditional team chant, it was only fitting that one of the dignitaries congratulating players in the changing rooms was Spain's former King Juan Carlos.

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  • Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans
Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans

CLEVELAND The Dodgers and Cleveland Indians have the best bullpens in baseball by most statistical measures. As we all know, you have to stay liquidated. "People were talking to me before the home run, and they talked to me after the home run", he claimed . Bellinger led off the eighth with a towering drive into the right-field seats off Mil...

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  • Here is what Misbah said about Sarfraz after Pakistan's victory over England
Here is what Misbah said about Sarfraz after Pakistan's victory over England

We know we're not the finished article. We have made huge strides and we've got to continue to do that. We were all surprised when Pakistan choose to bowl first - normal cricketing logic says you bat first in these circumstances, knowing that surface will get slower and harder to bat on.

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  • Justin Thomas ties US Open Tournament record with 63 in third round
Justin Thomas ties US Open Tournament record with 63 in third round

I felt really comfortable and I was enjoying being out there. "In my good seasons, yes, but there have been times when I struggled, but had I taken the 8 14 years ago I probably would not have managed to get back like I did today", he said.

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  • Rates of TV ads skyrocket for Pakistan, India cricket final
Rates of TV ads skyrocket for Pakistan, India cricket final

Imran tweeted the team a good luck message to his 5.5m followers. "The way the players dragged themselves off the canvas after the beating at Edgbaston was awesome. The great Neville Cardus once wrote: "We remember not the scores and the results in after years; it is the men who remain in our minds, in our imagination".

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  • Champions Trophy: Edgbaston loss is history, says Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed
Champions Trophy: Edgbaston loss is history, says Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed

Before the Champions Trophy , the last time India and Pakistan played a one-day global was during the 2015 World Cup. However, the team made a turn around and managed to win every single match onwards. "Obviously, if you reach the finals you have to play some good cricket and credit to them, they've turned around things for themselves really...

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  • Justin Thomas Sets US Open Record in These Footjoy Spikeless Golf Shoes
Justin Thomas Sets US Open Record in These Footjoy Spikeless Golf Shoes

Holmes and Jamie Lovemark. The 26-year old Reed was 125/1 to win the U.S. Open heading into Round 3 and while he has plenty of work to do sitting four shots back, the Superbook has improved his odds to 25/1. "But when you're visually looking down the fairway, I think when you're trying to aim at a target at a normal golf course, with normal width...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Infantino to attend Confederations Cup match in Kazan
Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Infantino to attend Confederations Cup match in Kazan

A new pitch had to be laid hastily after the old one broke up during test games this year, but organisers insist the 68,000-seater arena is ship shape for the June 17 opener and July 2 final. "In our case, tickets for matches involving Russian Federation are in the highest demand", Sorokin said in comments carried by TASS . Federation Internat...

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  • Start of Confed Cup is great holiday for Russia: Sports minister
Start of Confed Cup is great holiday for Russia: Sports minister

Further, Russia has stood out as the country with perhaps the worst instances of hooliganism at soccer matches , a distinction that no doubt also led to the new Federation Internationale de Football Association policy. But this was Putin's show. "As much as 44,000 tickets have been sold for the opening match in St Petersburg with 24 hours ...

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  • Champions Trophy: India, Pak gear up for 'mother of all finals'
Champions Trophy: India, Pak gear up for 'mother of all finals'

Champions Trophy is the only major ICC event where Pakistan has defeated India , not once but twice - in 2004 at Southampton and in 2009 at Centurion. No matter what the official global television audience is for the final - wildly speculative figures exceeding one billion people have been reported - the match will bring cricket lovers in at le...

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

Today's showpiece match at the Oval in London is a 24,500 sell-out, with millions more around the world expected to watch the high-profile match. This will be the fifth time India and Pakistan will have a face off in the Champions Trophy; the record is now balanced with two victories apiece.

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  • A classic contest between Pakistan's bowling and India's batting
A classic contest between Pakistan's bowling and India's batting

Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan advised current skipper Sarfaraz and tweeted: "Pak's strength is bowling; India's is batting". Earlier, it used to be Shoaib (Akhtar) and Umar Gul vs us and now Amir is their best bowler. And as, we all know, the match between these two countries is much beyond the game. "There are so many other aspects to it"...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy final, India vs Pakistan: Players to watch out for
ICC Champions Trophy final, India vs Pakistan: Players to watch out for

Kohli expected the match to be a good contest where all the 22 players will give their all to take their team through. So what we've produced after that doesn't come as any surprise because that's how we trained, and that's what we worked at.

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  • US Ambassador wishes Pakistan success ahead of Champions Trophy clash
US Ambassador wishes Pakistan success ahead of Champions Trophy clash

It is always a pleasure to attend a Virat Kohli press briefing. The Empress Reverse Card for the captain indicates that he will continue to impress one and all with the bat and carry on from where he left in the last match against Bangladesh.

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  • Kohli calm ahead of final
Kohli calm ahead of final

June. 18: Assuring that India will be neither intimidated nor arrogant when they face Pakistan in Sunday's Champions Trophy final on Sunday, Indian skipper Virat Kohli asserted that there were no favourites in the much-awaited clash.

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  • Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 in US Open
Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 in US Open

Thomas poured that in to become the 29th player with a 63 in a major championship. Harman and Thomas will tee off in the final pairing at 2:54 p.m. Open. England's Eddie Pepperell , 26, had five birdies and two bogeys in his three-under-par 69 to get to four under and remain in with a chance. Harman made a 30-foot birdie putt on the final...

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  • Harman leads US Open by 1 shot heading into final round
Harman leads US Open by 1 shot heading into final round

KEY STATISTIC: In 116 U.S. Opens to date, only six players had ever reached 10 under or better. Then again, none of the top 16 on the leaderboard has ever won a major. This birdie putt on the Par 4, 504-yard 5th hole will go down as one of the greatest putts in U.S. Open history. Both players started the day over par after Matsuyama opened ...

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  • India vs. Pakistan: ICC Final Odds & Prediction
India vs. Pakistan: ICC Final Odds & Prediction

Kohli, 28, moved to the top of the One Day International batting rankings this week as three half-centuries in the tournament have taken his total runs in the 50-over format to 8,008 at an average of 54.07. But we've closed the chapter on that. "Well, we got to London - we want to go one step further now", Arthur added. Well done green caps you...

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  • US Open social round-up: Record-breaker Thomas steals show, holes incredible putt
US Open social round-up: Record-breaker Thomas steals show, holes incredible putt

Yet by close of play, he did not even lead the tournament. Rickie Fowler ended the day with 68, just like Fleetwood and Koepka , to post at 10 under. And on nine he made a 21-foot putt. He's got the game, and if the putter gets hot - as it often does - he can make up ground in a hurry. And Fleetwood had to sleep on that 18-hole mistake.

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