• 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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  • Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in final
Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in final

The men in blue cantered to the summit clash while the men in green fought their way through with brilliant upsets. Amir (three wickets for 16 runs), still winning his sport over again after his criminal role in the 2010 spot-fixing saga enacted seven years ago and just a handful of miles away at Lord's, then reduced India to 33 for three - a ...

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  • Mexico's Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez equalises vs. Portugal
Mexico's Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez equalises vs. Portugal

The Bayer Leverkusen forward has now scored four goals for Mexico at Confederations Cups. The result left European champion Portugal and Gold Cup victor Mexico trailing host Russian Federation in Group A. Ochoa was then forced to make a smart stop to prevent Carlos Salcedo scoring an own goal. He attracted headlines last week after being...

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  • Russia delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup
Russia delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

After addressing the crowd at the end of another dismal opening ceremony, Putin sat back alongside Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino and expected to be entertained. Cherchesov was tasked with guiding Russian Federation to the World Cup semifinals when he was appointed as coach last August, but has admitted...

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  • Socceroos daring to dream of Cup glory
Socceroos daring to dream of Cup glory

The Australians are making their fourth FIFA Confederations Cup appearance after previously featuring in 1997, 2001, and 2005. And with the imitation of Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle looming over the Olympic Park, Germany feels right at home in the 2014 Winter Games host city where it will play two of its opening three matches.

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

When asked about the preparation and the team's approach about the much-hyped match, Kohli said, "We have not spoken about the game in any different way". South Africa, ranked number one in the ICC ODI Rankings, was the first victim of a resurgent Pakistan , as Hasan Ali's three-wicket haul inspired a morale-boosting victory in a rain-affected...

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  • Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup
Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

The undoubted star attraction , Ronaldo arrives in Russian Federation looking to round off another stellar season after leading Real Madrid to a first La Liga title for five years. After taking an early lead and seeing it evaporate just before half time, Portugal battled throughout the match and looked to have secured all three points on a goal...

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