• Braves' Kemp can pinch-hit, wants to return to lineup
Braves' Kemp can pinch-hit, wants to return to lineup

The Braves are 5-25 when scoring three runs or less; when they score four runs or more, they are 24-12. Flowers' drive was misjudged by Yelich in center field with two outs in the seventh and the Braves made it a one-run game as Adams followed with his second RBI double.

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  • Luka Modric: Real Madrid can dominate European competition
Luka Modric: Real Madrid can dominate European competition

Juventus' defeat was the seventh time they had lost in the final - a competition record. Back home at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo took centre stage as he sung about his own candidacy for the Ballon d'Or , which he claimed ahead of Barcelona foe and five-time victor Lionel Messi previous year.

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  • Forget group win against Pakistan, Kohli urges before final
Forget group win against Pakistan, Kohli urges before final

Amir , however, has once again become a mainstay of the Pakistan team since returning to the side early in 2016, appearing in 47 of the team's 57 matches across all global formats following his comeback. But it also gives us an insight into the thinking of these younger players , and to see them come in and be very, very courageous and very ...

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  • Pakistan post massive 338-4 against India in Champions Trophy final
Pakistan post massive 338-4 against India in Champions Trophy final

Idiots! In actual fact, Mohammad Amir would decapitate the India innings in a scintillating opening burst that brought him the scalps of each of the top three, and then by the middle of the 14th over, India would be 54 for 5, the trophy basically handed over.

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  • Russia delivers win for Putin
Russia delivers win for Putin

Host nation Russian Federation beat a poor New Zealand team 2-0 on Saturday to open the Confederations Cup with a win that was all but demanded by Vladimir Putin . It will be European champion Portugal , with Cristiano Ronaldo in top form, taking on Gold Cup victor Mexico in a game that is likely to decide the group victor.

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  • ICC Champions Trophy final: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India tomorrow
ICC Champions Trophy final: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India tomorrow

Although Pakistan started the game with determination and secured a lofty 338 for just four wickets lost. Batting conditions should be excellent and we could be in for a classic. Pakistan came into the competition as the lowest-ranked one-day global nation and their status as outsiders appeared justified when they were thumped by 124 runs by...

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  • India vs Pakistan: Players to watch out for in the final
India vs Pakistan: Players to watch out for in the final

Defending champions India have been magnificent with the bat, Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma and captain Kohli racking up the runs consistently and with plenty of style. Some teams might not have the best starts, and they come back amazingly, which Pakistan has done. - This will be the fifth time these sides will have faced off in the Champ...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy: India's border sentries root for Men in Blue
ICC Champions Trophy: India's border sentries root for Men in Blue

A lone loss to Sri Lanka apart, India have been in commanding form. India , whose skipper Virat Kohli heads the tournament batting averages with a stratospheric 253, are a formidable outfit. On the eve of the Champions Trophy final , there was neither big-talking nor attempts at mind games from either captain. Put into bat, the Men in Gre...

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  • Boxer Andre Ward Stops Russia's Sergei Kovalev In Eighth Round
Boxer Andre Ward Stops Russia's Sergei Kovalev In Eighth Round

After seven rounds, judge Steve Weisfeld had Kovalev ahead 68-65 while judges Glenn Feldman and Dave Moretti had Ward ahead 67-66. "Championship fights really start in the second half", Ward said. Ward followed up by insinuating that he's going to make Kovalev pay for what he considers undeniably racist. "I hope the whole world sees wh...

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  • 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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