• Dustin Johnson: Timing of baby 'worked out' perfectly for US Open schedule
Dustin Johnson: Timing of baby 'worked out' perfectly for US Open schedule

I came up here and got to practice for two days. It was the first time since the rankings system was launched in April 1989 that the world's top three players have all failed to make the third round of a major. "It's just a very, very hard tournament to win", the 32-year-old said, noting the US Open challenge and the reputation of this year's v...

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  • Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O's 8-2
Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O's 8-2

Hicks hit a two-run shot into the second deck in right for his 10th home run, giving him 34 RBIs to go along with a.426 on-base percentage. Statistically the longest home run of the season, Judge's blast was something no one who saw it will soon forget.

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  • Paolo Maldini to star in Milan again - at tennis
Paolo Maldini to star in Milan again - at tennis

While the news comes as a surprise to many, Landonio was confident he and his 48-year-old partner would give a good account of themselves. In addition Maldini earned 126 caps for Italy, although he retired from global football before his country experienced glory at the 2006 World Cup.

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  • Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan stun India
Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan stun India

But this crazy-good Pakistan side had other ideas. If India manage to clinch the victory at the Oval today, they will become the first team to win the Trophy three times and join Australia as the second team to defend the title. Two overs into the match, opener Sharma succumbed to a LBW, whereas skipper and heavy-hitter Kohli was caught o...

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  • NZ fall to Russia in Cup opener
NZ fall to Russia in Cup opener

Russian Federation breathed a sigh of relief after its football team won the opening match of the Confederations Cup and the country demonstrated that one of its most problematic World Cup pitches was fit for global matches. "They are a great team but we're pretty good too", the 56-year-old said. A three-step system allows referees to s...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan break ICC tournaments jinx against India
Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan break ICC tournaments jinx against India

Pakistan knocked out hosts England by beating them in the semi-final by eight wickets. India lost six wickets for 89 in 19 overs in the second inning of the final of Champions Trophy here at Oval ground on Sunday. Now they'll try to work some magic against the bats of Virat Kohli , Rohit Sharma , and Shekhar Dhawan . Even Pakistan i...

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  • Top three miss US Open cut, leaving four-way tie for the lead
Top three miss US Open cut, leaving four-way tie for the lead

Open history at +1. Now the reigning Abu Dhabi HSBC Champion is two rounds shy of earning a whopping $2.1million first prize windfall. Willett shot a 9-over 81 in the first round and then withdrew before his tee time in the second round.

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  • Russia begin Confederations Cup campaign on winning note
Russia begin Confederations Cup campaign on winning note

A small but hardy band of All Whites fans made the 16,000km journey from their homeland to the Confederations Cup opener in St. Petersburg, and although their team lost to the hosts, they scored a victory of their own. After New Zealand lost possession in a risky area, Poloz's neat touch released Glushakov, who clipped his finish over Marinovic...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy Final: 'Colonial' rivals to fight for glory
ICC Champions Trophy Final: 'Colonial' rivals to fight for glory

Their captain Sarfraz Ahmed said they had quickly forgotten the opening loss to India and simply focused on the next game in their bid to win the Champions Trophy for the first time. Worse, it happened in the final. Gautam Gambhir's 75 runs followed by a late knock by Rohit Sharma helped India post 157 even as Umar Gul picked up 3-28.

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  • Russia relieved after passing first World Cup test
Russia relieved after passing first World Cup test

Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in six global outings since coming off injured in the Euro final, but Mexico - winners of the Confederations Cup in 1999 - are confident they can stop him. Both teams stood for a moment's silence before the game started. "He is an idol, even for us players", admitted veteran defender Bruno Alves , the 35-year-old wh...

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  • Mayweather, UFC star McGregor agree to August fight
Mayweather, UFC star McGregor agree to August fight

The fight will be televised on pay-per-view on Showtime and would likely gross tens of millions of dollars. Mayweather and McGregor will square off on August 26 in Las Vegas in a boxing match. 'One thing I stopped doing a long time ago is doubting Conor McGregor'. "People all around the world demanded this fight so I had to give them what they ...

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  • India wins toss, elect to field in Champions Trophy final
India wins toss, elect to field in Champions Trophy final

In 2006 he led Pakistan's Under-19s in their World Cup final against India in Colombo. Afridi singled out India's batting as the biggest threat to Pakistan's chances in the match. "That's his point of view and I can't help if he thinks like that", was all he said. For the avoidance of doubt, if scores are tied at the completion of b...

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  • Golden State Warriors turn down traditional champion meeting with U.S. president
Golden State Warriors turn down traditional champion meeting with U.S. president

That all spells trouble for the rest of the league, who saw the Warriors capture a title in 2015, win a record-setting 73 games the next regular season before Durant moved to the Bay Area and the team became a juggernaut. "I think we handle (the White House situation) when it gets there". I hope they do hold a unanimous vote and instead decide to d...

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  • Record day steals show
Record day steals show

His ball landed on the green and only rolled out about 10 feet. Miller, who holds onto that 63 like Mercury Morris does the "72 Dolphins flawless record, always has an opinion, which he shared with Golf Channel after Thomas" round. "I've pictured myself winning the U.S. Open a lot of times before now", he admitted. "I just get a little shaky an...

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  • Miller not happy with Thomas breaking his US Open record
Miller not happy with Thomas breaking his US Open record

Open round ever in relation to par. Miller shot his eight-under 63 in the final round en route to victory in the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont, and he will be more impressed if Thomas, or anyone else in contention, can put together a 63 on Sunday.

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  • World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title
World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title

India , who beat Pakistan by five runs in the Twenty20 final 10 years ago, have been lifted by the outstanding batting form of Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma . Some teams might not have the best starts, and they come back amazingly, which Pakistan has done. In reality, it's the world's best one-day team against a side that (cli...

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  • Amir confirmed for Champs Trophy final
Amir confirmed for Champs Trophy final

Pakistan recovered their composure to record back-to-back victories in Cardiff, the first over Sri Lanka taking them through to the semi-final stage and the second knocking England out of their own tournament three days ago. "Our strength has been the fact that we've been able to take wickets, and we've been able to take wickets consistently throu...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India win toss, Kohli opts to bowl first
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India win toss, Kohli opts to bowl first

In their previous encounter too, Kohli scored a sublime 81 not out to guide India to a massive 124-run victory. Pakistan made 338 for the loss of four wickets in allotted 50 overs. With India packing the ring even during this phase and leaving skin on the ground as they dive about for everything, the singles dry up, pressure mounts and wick...

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  • Clash of the titans: 'Pakistan-India Takra' - what the experts say?
Clash of the titans: 'Pakistan-India Takra' - what the experts say?

The final will be played at The Oval. Team India , the defending champions, registered their place in the Champions Trophy final after registering resounding nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second semi-final to set up another mouth-watering, high-octane clash with Pakistan in the finals on Sunday.

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  • Ronaldo focused on Confederations Cup, says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva
Ronaldo focused on Confederations Cup, says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva

He is not the only man to touch base with Ronaldo, with Sergio Ramos also making a call to get him to stay put. Thus Madrid are clear that blackmail will not win out when it comes to this soap opera, which they feel has wounded the club unfairly.

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