• Lackey deals, Rizzo leads offense as Cubs beat Pirates 7-1
Lackey deals, Rizzo leads offense as Cubs beat Pirates 7-1

Jon Lester (4-4, 3.89 ERA) will face former Cubs pitcher Clayton Richard. McCutchen's homer proved to be the game-winner, as Addison Russell led off the seventh with a homer to pull the Cubs within 4-3. With runners on the corners and no one out, Williams regrouped and retired the final 12 batters he faced without allowing another run. The tw...

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  • Pakistan wins Champions Trophy, crushes arch-rival India
Pakistan wins Champions Trophy, crushes arch-rival India

Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman slammed his maiden century as Pakistan gain control in the ICC Champions trophy final against India at The Oval on Sunday. If trapping Rohit Sharma lbw third ball got Pakistan fans believing and the scalp of Virat Kohli was the most prized - the India captain's record in run chases is otherworldly - then ...

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  • Arnold Palmer's 1960 US Open win honored at Erin
Arnold Palmer's 1960 US Open win honored at Erin

Rickie Fowler was two behind Harman on 10 under after a four-under-par 68 which kept him firmly in contention. None of the top 16 players have won a major before, with Masters champion Sergio Garcia and 2010 Open victor Louis Oosthuizen both eight shots off the lead.

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  • Record-breaking Thomas in Erin Hills mix
Record-breaking Thomas in Erin Hills mix

Li, 21, turned professional at age 16 and won the Volvo China Open last year on the European Tour , securing a 2-year membership and qualifying for the Rio Olympics. Tommy Fleetwood suffered a final-hole mishap that left him scrambling for a bogey and dropping out of the joint-lead he had shared with Harman - instead posting a four-under 68 to ...

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  • Murray stays grounded after best day on clay
Murray stays grounded after best day on clay

Murray needed nearly one and a half hours to nail the first set as he uppered in the tiebreak 10-8, only to see their Argentine opponent stand at the net for a while to show frustration between the interval. Anderson served 24 aces during the third-round clash to take his total at the tournament to 58, two clear of American John Isner , whose matc...

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  • Scotland stun Australia for memorable win
Scotland stun Australia for memorable win

From the ensuing lineout, Foley put in a flawless cross-field kick to Folau, who in trademark style rose off the ground like a rocket and took a brilliant AFL-style catch over Tonks to score his second. Cheika also noted his disappointment in the failure to pull through when the 30,000 strong crowd at Allianz Stadium made their support known in the...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan's unpredictable road to final
ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan's unpredictable road to final

On the other hand, a little misfortune in the shape of an injury to Wahab Riaz - who also happened to bowl the worst bowling spell by any bowler in the Champions Trophy in the defeat to India - has brought unexpected dividends. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a CAB first division league match between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, Saha ...

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  • Thomas' record 9-under round leads US Open scoring parade
Thomas' record 9-under round leads US Open scoring parade

Open, according to U.S. Golf Association records. And Sunday should be filled with more red numbers as more overnight rain is expected to hit the already soft course. He was 10 under. "Doing it all night is not going to help and not make any difference, let's just concentrate on each day as it comes", he said. "That was the best shot I hit al...

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  • Pakistan thrash India in cricket Champions Trophy victory
Pakistan thrash India in cricket Champions Trophy victory

The green shirts set up a daunting 339-run target with a loss of four wickets for the men in blue, but Indian batting collapsed under a calculated bowling attack, with all men out for just 158 runs in the 31st over. Pandya slams a half-century off just 32 balls. The eighth ranked team out of eight in this tournament were again big underdogs, es...

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  • 'Congratulations Pakistan' tweets Virender Sehwag after India surrender Champions Trophy crown
'Congratulations Pakistan' tweets Virender Sehwag after India surrender Champions Trophy crown

Sent in to bat at the Kennington Oval, they made 338 for 4 in the stipulated 50 overs . Hasan Ali , un-Pakistani-esque in his line-and-length bowling style but someone who ran in with characteristic aggression, took three to make sure India could not rebuild.

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  • Fleetwood, Harman trade birdies at 15 at US Open
Fleetwood, Harman trade birdies at 15 at US Open

Open on Sunday. Thomas, 24, accomplished the feat despite making two bogeys and missing a short eagle putt after hitting perhaps the shot of the tournament. It doesn't matter how long the course is. Just go out there and play my game plan, stick to what I know how to do and just go play some golf. "I was just happy that I was the one that was able ...

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  • Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in opener — FIFA Confederations Cup
Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in opener — FIFA Confederations Cup

Without a win in 10 Confederations Cup matches , New Zealand next play Mexico on Wednesday in Sochi. The Confederations Cup is such an event that gathers all the winners from each continent's regional competition, the World Cup winners and future World Cup hosts.

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  • US Open: Harman holds lead after Thomas fires 63
US Open: Harman holds lead after Thomas fires 63

Playing in the final group with Harman will be Thomas, who is almost as small but one of the longest hitters in the game. Brian Harman has a one-shot advantage at 12 under atop a crowded leaderboard . Open a lot of times before". He has only six birdies, compared with Justin Thomas' 19. On Friday, Li birdied two of his final three holes to...

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  • Real Madrid 'willing to pay off Cristiano Ronaldo tax bill'
Real Madrid 'willing to pay off Cristiano Ronaldo tax bill'

He said: "My age is just a number, I feel like a young boy". " Real need what Ronaldo already offers the club which in real and intangible ways can not be replicated by anyone else in the game", the report said. "At this moment, he wants to leave". "The club has been very important in his career. Not because they can't pay the money but because ...

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  • Fans' passion for India and Pakistan so utterly foreign to English cricket
Fans' passion for India and Pakistan so utterly foreign to English cricket

I watched them play in Sharjah, on a very slow, turning pitch, and they beat Pakistan there. Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day worldwide hundred laid the foundations for Pakistan's formidable total of 338-4. "Credit goes to Sarfraz and the way he led the team, we kept taking wickets and kept the run-rate in check". Fakhar hit Mark Wood for the firs...

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  • Four players share lead at halfway point of US Open
Four players share lead at halfway point of US Open

Open record by making six consecutive birdies en route to a four-under 68 and a share of seventh place. None of the top 16 players have won a major before, with Masters champion Sergio Garcia and 2010 Open victor Louis Oosthuizen both eight shots off the lead.

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  • Big Moves Made in Third Round of the US Open
Big Moves Made in Third Round of the US Open

Justin Thomas landed a 3-wood on the 18th green where some players couldn't land a wedge, leaving him an 8-foot eagle putt that he calmly made for a 9-under 63 that matched one U.S. I've pictured winning the US Open a lot of times before. On the 18th hole, he had an eagle putt for a nine-under-par 63, and all Thomas could think about was dinner.

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  • Majors a minor-ity after two rounds at 2017 US Open
Majors a minor-ity after two rounds at 2017 US Open

Harman, who is hoping to become the first lefthander to win the U.S. Open, must have felt overlooked given Thomas' accomplishment. His score of 63 is also the equal-lowest score in any major championship. "Obviously, I have no idea what tomorrow holds, but I'm more motivated by the way that I'm striking the ball". And after Haotong Li made a sm...

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  • Alexis Sanchez sprains ankle, may miss Cameroon clash
Alexis Sanchez sprains ankle, may miss Cameroon clash

The 28-year-old is now with Chile at the Copa America and is expected to feature against Cameroon tonight. Chilean national team coach Juan Antonio Pizzi confirmed on Saturday that La Roja squad may play their Confederations Cup opening match without two of its best players.

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  • Golfer Brian Harman leads US Open going into final day
Golfer Brian Harman leads US Open going into final day

Westwood had bogeyed the third and fifth before a superb tee shot on the 239-yard sixth - which played as the most hard hole on Thursday - set up a birdie from 18 feet. Fowler's streak ended at 28 holes, however, when he went just long on the 11th hole and had to chip sideways to have any chance of a reasonable par putt.

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