• Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe
Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe

Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles. Bale has been hampered by ankle and calf injuries for much of the season, but the Wales forward was able to play a part in Madrid's 4-1 demolition of Juventus in his hometown after coming on as a 77th-minute replaceme...

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  • Fleetwood focused as he bids for first major
Fleetwood focused as he bids for first major

Fowler, who shared the 36-hole lead at the Masters in April, never came seriously close to bogey because he was never in trouble. He didn't make a birdie the rest of the way and had to settle for a 70. Or that Johnson and McIlory went home Friday after missing the cut? They are always only a tick here or there away from a birdie run. He shot 73 a...

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  • Pakistan defeat India to win Champions Trophy
Pakistan defeat India to win Champions Trophy

Pakistan have already "closed the chapter" on their trouncing by India in the group stages of the Champions Trophy and intend to prove the point in the final, according to coach Mickey Arthur . "Hopefully, we can post more than 300", Sarfraz said. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a CAB first division league match between East Bengal ...

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  • 'Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confed Cup' says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva
'Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confed Cup' says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva

Petersburg. The Confederations Cup is the main warm-up event for the 2018 World Cup. Russian President Vladimir Putin, together with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, as well as FIFA President Gianni Infantino, attended the opening ceremony and the cup's first game, which saw Russia beat New Zealand 2-0.

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  • Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy
Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy

Will it be the team of their opening group match at Edgbaston on June 4, a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals India , where some often thoughtless bowling and timid batting were only outdone only in their ineptitude by woeful fielding during an all-round performance labelled "shambolic" by Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur? A wild swipe at Pandya...

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  • Saturday's US Open shot, hole and quote of the day
Saturday's US Open shot, hole and quote of the day

Rory McIlroy hit back at suggestions he was "bored" with golf after missing the cut in the US Open for the second year in succession. Despite his epic day, Thomas is one shot behind Brian Harman , who shot a 67. As he finished the third round at 11-under par and a two-stroke lead over the field, though a number of contending golfers are ...

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  • Russian Federation delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup
Russian Federation delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

Russia's Fedor Smolov celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand , at the St. 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 ...

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  • 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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