• CT 2017: Bustle fades from Kolkata roads before India-Pakistan final
CT 2017: Bustle fades from Kolkata roads before India-Pakistan final

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket-keeper), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali , Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez , Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir , Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan , Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman , Haris Sohail.

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  • Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review
Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

Together, the young Silva and the veteran Ronaldo have scored 18 goals since they started playing alongside each other following Euros 2016. And such was the impact of the change that his compatriot Fonte admitted Ronaldo's new hairdo took a few of his Portugal teammates aback when he joined up with Fernando Santos' squad in Russian Federatio...

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  • Hull City ready to hijack Newcastle United striker bid
Hull City ready to hijack Newcastle United striker bid

James' Park, after the player assured the club that he was keen on making the switch to the North East. The 18-year-old is now on global duty with the England Under 21's at the European Championships in Poland, and the Magpies were hoping to to push through a deal before he departed.

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  • 'Pak pacers no match for Kohli & Co'
'Pak pacers no match for Kohli & Co'

There will be many distractions when India lines up against Pakistan in the final, with a manic crowd likely to be out of control in the lead up and on match day as the hype for this match will be huge. Imran's teammate and close ally, Javed Miandad said the Champions Trophy final could prove to be the gateway for restoration of bilateral cri...

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  • Pilloried, ranked last; Pakistan first into ICC final
Pilloried, ranked last; Pakistan first into ICC final

Pakistani bowlers produced another professional performance to restrict the formidable England batting line-up to 211 after Sarfraz Ahmed opted to bowl on a used surface. Then Hasan came in, and he took a wicket. England rode on useful contributions from top-order batsmen - Joe Root (46), Jonny Bairstow (43) and captain Eoin Morgan (33) - but ...

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  • Will LeBron James win another title with the Cavs? Bud vs. Doug
Will LeBron James win another title with the Cavs? Bud vs. Doug

One year after winning their first-ever NBA Championship in seven games against the Golden State Warriors , the Cleveland Cavaliers lost the trilogy meeting in the 2017 NBA Finals in just five games. "They assembled a great team", James said. "When you didn't eat, you made sure we ate and [you] went to sleep hungry". But Durant was qui...

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  • Queen says Britain sombre but steadfast
Queen says Britain sombre but steadfast

The meeting came one day after May was chastised by protesters as she visited near the scene of the blaze. He said people are "angry not simply at the poor response in the days afterwards from the council and the Government , but the years of neglect from the council and successive governments ".

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  • Rs 2000 cr bets expected on India-Pak final
Rs 2000 cr bets expected on India-Pak final

The 13-2 advantage that India hold over Pakistan in ICC tournaments is a telling piece of statistics, which seems to undermine Pakistan whenever the two Asian neighbours come up against each other. Pakistan , however, were well-placed to set a challenging total at 200 for two off 33.1 overs after a second-wicket stand of 72 between Fakhar...

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  • Koepka in four-way tie for lead as Matsuyama stars at Erin Hills
Koepka in four-way tie for lead as Matsuyama stars at Erin Hills

First he ripped a 331-yard drive. After a record number of scores under par during Round 1, anyone who knows the USGA's style knew things wouldn't be quite as simple in Round 2. It clearly was a good day for scoring at Erin Hills , which was softened by an overnight rain. Fireworks are fireworks regardless of who sets them off, right? "I h...

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  • All eyes on Russia — FIFA Confederation Cup
All eyes on Russia — FIFA Confederation Cup

Ronaldo insisted Wednesday he had a "clear conscience" after Spanish prosecutors accused the Real Madrid star of evading €14.7 million in tax through offshore companies. "Ronaldo is motivated", young Portugal forward Andre Silva said. "He takes this tournament very seriously and is focussed". Federation Internationale de Football Associatio...

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  • Who will win the 117th US Open?
Who will win the 117th US Open?

Open history, especially after the rain-softened greens led to a birdie-fest that pushed the third-round lead to 12-under par, but it did answer any questions about whether his game remains viable in a golfing world obsessed with youth and distance.

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  • Fowler runs into trouble on No. 8 at US Open
Fowler runs into trouble on No. 8 at US Open

Thomas carded a sensational, nine-under 63 at Erin Hills on Saturday to move firmly into contention at the year's second major. JUSTIN THOMAS LIT up Erin Hills with a record-breaking round on Saturday, charging into sole possession of the U.S.

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  • Kite looks back on windy final round at Pebble
Kite looks back on windy final round at Pebble

Rory McIlroy joked earlier in the week that anyone who couldn't hit such wide fairways "might as well pack your bags and go home". Leading the way is a lefty, but not the Lefty who got all the attention coming into the U.S. Ryder Cuppers like Patrick Reed , Brooks Koepka and Paul Casey, along with other big names like Rickie Fowler and Just...

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  • 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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