• Pakistan to face India in final of ICC Champions Trophy
Pakistan to face India in final of ICC Champions Trophy

But Arthur, who took charge shortly before last year's tour of England , always believed they could go all the way in this tournament. "The way the players dragged themselves off the canvas after the beating at Edgbaston was incredible".

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  • I'm leaving Real Madrid, Ronaldo tells national teammates
I'm leaving Real Madrid, Ronaldo tells national teammates

The Portuguese forward, now with the national team in Russian Federation for the Confederations Cup is reportedly seeking a move away from the European Champions. Pulling off the deal would give everyone at the club a massive boost, especially given their failures in the Premier League in recent years. Even if Eden Hazard was on Real's radar, it ...

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  • India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli
India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli

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. Pakistan's journey to the finals has been anything but steady. De Villiers, who endured a disappointing tournament in charge of the number one ranked ...

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  • Michael Hussey: India are hot favourites but Pakistan cannot be discounted
Michael Hussey: India are hot favourites but Pakistan cannot be discounted

Mellowed the two captains might be, but the "just another game" theory belies what is at stake. Mickey Arthur acknowledged as much. I was a part of that match . Mohammad Amir was on fire as he took 3 wickets and dismissed Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan after picking Rohit's wicket early on in the innings.

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  • Red Wings Expansion Draft Protection List Revealed
Red Wings Expansion Draft Protection List Revealed

In one of the biggest surprises of today's reveal, it became clear that the Red Wings decided that their one goalie to protect would be Jimmy Howard instead of Petr Mrazek . Mrazek, 25, has struggled the past year and a half. Howard is coming off a career-best year with a 2.10 goals-against average and.927 save percentage in 26 games (he spent t...

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  • Gatland drafts in reserves for Lions; Donald to lead Chiefs
Gatland drafts in reserves for Lions; Donald to lead Chiefs

Tour captain Sam Warburton has been omitted, as have the likes of Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Sean O'Brien, Peter O'Mahony and Taulupe Faletau. The British and Irish Lions have, as expected, called up six players to add cover ahead of the first Test against New Zealand next week.

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  • India wins toss, bowls first in Champions Trophy final
India wins toss, bowls first in Champions Trophy final

Remember how, before the match (how long ago that now seems), the cricket world thought India's batsmen would put the match beyond Pakistan if they scored 300? Ha! Sarfaraz Ahmad has shown a marked propensity for chasing, which is fair since it looks to play to Pakistan's obvious bowling strength; India for its part has looked far more comf...

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  • Former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas knocks down ridiculous putt at US Open
Former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas knocks down ridiculous putt at US Open

The U.S. Open didn't seem to faze him, and he delivered a variety of big shots that led to his sensational finish. There were 68 players who made the cut at 145, 1 over par. The No. 2-ranked McIlroy and the third-ranked Day also failed to advance to move after struggling for a second straight day. He shot 72 in the third round for an 8-under 20...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Team of the tournament
Champions Trophy 2017: Team of the tournament

Misbah also praised Sarfraz's captaincy on a sports channel where he appears as an expert. Sarfraz is confident about Pakistan's chances in their first Champions Trophy final on Sunday when they will face local rivals India or Bangladesh.

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  • Youngster Andre Silva becoming Ronaldo's perfect wingman
Youngster Andre Silva becoming Ronaldo's perfect wingman

The news of his possible departure attracted the attention of worldwide media covering Portugal at the eight-nation competition that serves as a warm-up for next year's World Cup. Ronaldo has scored 18 goals in his last 11 matches, including two in Portugal's 3-0 win at Latvia in a European World Cup qualifier last week, the team's last match b...

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  • Justin Thomas makes US Open history
Justin Thomas makes US Open history

In addition to being the first to register nine-under score, Thomas also became just the fifth man in the history of the US Open to score 63. McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011 and claimed his second major title in the US PGA the following year.

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  • Nadal dominates to win historic 10th French Open title
Nadal dominates to win historic 10th French Open title

A year ago in Paris, Nadal surprisingly withdrew before the third round because of a wrist injury, making the announcement at a news conference while wearing a blue brace on his left arm and a look of resignation of his face. Should he pull the trigger early or trade blows with the best clay-court player of all time? Wawrinka , who lost a grand ...

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  • Cavs Break the Broom; Force Game 5
Cavs Break the Broom; Force Game 5

But seriously? I don't quite agree with what Stephen A. Smith thinks about him , but I am getting exhausted of hearing him talk. "We're going to do what our leader [Curry] does", he said . Durant said he has "no question" in his mind he will be back with the Warriors. "In this series I just stayed in the moment". "Yeah, I heard all the narr...

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  • Lions test places still up for grabs against Chiefs
Lions test places still up for grabs against Chiefs

Elsewhere, the bench largely consists of Gatland's controversial mid-tour call-ups: Kristian Dacey, Allan Dell, Tomas Francis, Corey Hill, Gareth Davies , and Finn Russell are all on the bench, alongside Tommy Seymour and Alun-Wyn Jones. Those guys who played against the Crusaders did exceptionally well and last night against the Maori we squeez...

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  • Jerry Remy apologized for his comments on Masahiro Tanaka's translator
Jerry Remy apologized for his comments on Masahiro Tanaka's translator

The Red Sox have not met the expectations of a "Warriors-like" dominant team this year but injury and illness has played a huge role in their disappointing play and this series will mark the first time where they have a fully healthy roster available.

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  • India Will Beat Pakistan Hands Down: Sarfraz Ahmed's Uncle
India Will Beat Pakistan Hands Down: Sarfraz Ahmed's Uncle

Asked if India made a statement to their bitter rivals with the nine-wicket triumph over Bangladesh on Thursday night, Kohli dismissed the suggestion. We don't take oppositions for granted and today is no different. There wasn't any drop of intensity or something extra. "That's because we were beating them and he didn't score many runs which qu...

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  • Rory McIlroy Roasted Steve Elkington on Twitter
Rory McIlroy Roasted Steve Elkington on Twitter

Criticism from his peers, especially those that did not in their career reach the same level of success he has at just age 28. But McIlroy, who has not won a Major for three years, hit back at Elkington's claim. Then there was a racist barb we certainly don't need to repeat here which he posted while playing in a Senior Open at Royal Birkdale. ...

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  • Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor on Aug. 26
Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor on Aug. 26

McGregor , 28, will be entering unknown territory as he has not stepped into a boxing ring since he was a teenager. The highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has become a reality. The longest fight McGregor has been in during his 24-fight MMA career went five rounds, and he's only ever made it past the second ...

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  • Christiansen identifies veteran striker as Leeds target, 24 goals last season
Christiansen identifies veteran striker as Leeds target, 24 goals last season

Now he has been appointed at Elland Road, the Spaniard could resurrect his interest in the 31-year-old, who enjoyed a prolific campaign in Cyprus, as he looks to strengthen his squad for a promotion push next season. Good signing? Let us know in the comments! Huddersfield Town have been linked with the Championship top scorer since the season e...

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  • US Open: Set up for greatest finish ever?
US Open: Set up for greatest finish ever?

The 24-year-old American fired the lowest score relative to par in the 117-year history of the championship, his nine-under round eclipsing Johnny Miller's eight-under 64 at the 1973 US Open at Oakmont . "I had no idea about the relation to par, so that was definitely a big bonus. And to see him get the eagle at the last, pretty cool, a spec...

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