• Mohammad Hafeez: Champions Trophy triumph is for all of Pakistan
Mohammad Hafeez: Champions Trophy triumph is for all of Pakistan

The team's bowling unit continues to go from strength to strength, led by the highly talented Mohammad Amir . Still reports suggest that Amir is now well enough to play and may appear in the final. "So they still must be producing lots of capable players but imagine how many more numbers, how many more capable players they may be able to pro...

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  • Amir, Fakhar star as Pakistan rout India for Champions Trophy title
Amir, Fakhar star as Pakistan rout India for Champions Trophy title

The ICL may have forced the BCCI's hand but without the catalyst of a thrilling win in a major global final, and over Pakistan as well, would Twenty20 have taken off with fans and officials alike in India , cricket's economic powerhouse, in quite the same way? It proved to be a good toss to lose as Sarfraz said he would also have elected t...

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  • India take on Pakistan in final of ICC Champions Trophy
India take on Pakistan in final of ICC Champions Trophy

If India manages 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. "The way we showed character, this is for the nation". India had already beaten Pakistan once in the tournament. The cricket world will be keenly keeping an eye ...

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  • Koepka wins first major championship at US Open
Koepka wins first major championship at US Open

In fact you have to look down to 17th place on the leaderboard before you find a major victor in South African Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion. Dustin Johnson earned $1.8 million at last year's U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club so this year's victor will bring home nearly $400,000 more than Johnson did a year ago.

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  • Tim Tebow Throws Bat Into Stands, Strikes Out
Tim Tebow Throws Bat Into Stands, Strikes Out

The lefty plunked Donny Sands, who later scored on Alex Palma's double. The RiverDogs scored again in the eighth inning when Diego Castillo hit an RBI single, scoring Palma. In a game on Saturday night for the Columbia Fireflies against the Charleston RiverDogs, Tebow found himself in some embarrassing territory, as he pulled a Little League move a...

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  • Eoin Morgan vows England will 'stay true' to beliefs
Eoin Morgan vows England will 'stay true' to beliefs

In stark contrast, Pakistan thrived as they cruised to victory with 77 balls to spare, opener Azhar Ali top scoring with 76 off 100 deliveries as they closed on 215-2. Morgan is the only survivor in England's now much-admired white-ball team from the one Collingwood led to this country's only global trophy to date - at the ICC World Twenty20...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan crush India with devastating bowling display
Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan crush India with devastating bowling display

Defending champions India had got the better of the rivals in the league stage of the ongoing tournament. "What we are going to try to do is repeat the sort of cricket that we have played so far, knowing the strengths and weaknesses they have", Kohli said.

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  • Amir jolts India's top order
Amir jolts India's top order

Pakistan final match . Pakistan play their "home" matches in UAE and Sunday's 180-run win against defending champions India was a ideal platform to send a strong message to the government in New Delhi. If left-handed opener Fakhar rode his luck at times , he also produced an array of superb shots, notably in a first-wicket stand of 128 w...

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  • Koepka enjoys 'amazing' US Open win
Koepka enjoys 'amazing' US Open win

Elsewhere, Masters victor Sergio Garcia couldn't parlay his first major victory into a second and never made a Sunday charge despite shooting under par in each of the first three rounds. Justin Thomas, coming off his record-tying 63, and Tommy Fleetwood were starting to fade. Champ and Scottie Scheffler are tied at 1 under. And the prime bene...

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  • Murray sets up Nishikori clash
Murray sets up Nishikori clash

But with the Swiss star not having lost a set so far, the task will be a challenge. "Obviously we played at the US Open and that was five sets, a match that got away from me a little bit, so I need to learn a bit from that", Murray told Eurosport.

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  • Justin Thomas trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open
Justin Thomas trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open

Harman closed with two birdies and three tough pars for a 5-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead at 12-under 204. Without a card on any tour when Koepka got out of Florida State, he filled his passport with stamps from the most unlikely outposts in golf while playing the minor leagues on the European Tour - Kazakhstan and Kenya, Portugal and...

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  • Pakistan qualify for ICC Champions Trophy final
Pakistan qualify for ICC Champions Trophy final

New Zealand were no match to England in the second and Australia thought they had won the game before Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan turned it around. "We did prepare like we were going to play on a used wicket", said the former Ireland batsman. The opening pair of Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman then put on a 118-run opening stand as Pakistan cru...

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  • Russian Federation defeat New Zealand 2-0 in Confed Cup opener
Russian Federation defeat New Zealand 2-0 in Confed Cup opener

St. Petersburg, June 18 (IANS): Hosts Russia defeated New Zealand 2-0 in the Group A opening match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament here on Saturday. "Cristiano is totally focused in helping our team". "It's a dream to be playing with Ronaldo", Silva said ahead of Portugal's Confederation Cup debut against Mex...

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  • Thomas fires 63, trails Harman by one at US Open
Thomas fires 63, trails Harman by one at US Open

Yet, he had a tournament-high - for him - five birdies Saturday, including a late stretch where he birdied three out of four holes. "It's been a good ride", the popular Els said while signing autographs for fans. "I can see the guys in the afternoon shooting that score easily", Oosthuizen said. "It just has been trying to figure it out on and aroun...

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  • Champions Trophy: London all set to host Pakistan-India mega final
Champions Trophy: London all set to host Pakistan-India mega final

Amir and Hasan Ali's three wickets each guided Pakistan to bowl out India for just 158 runs in 30.3 overs. "It was very disappointing to see that go wrong in the Indian game, but... India suffered a shock loss to Sri Lanka in the group stage before overwhelming Bangladesh in the semis and their captain Virat Kohli has been impressed by ...

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  • Koepka, Harman pull clear as US Open nears conclusion
Koepka, Harman pull clear as US Open nears conclusion

No left-hander has won the U.S. Open, but former U.S. Junior Amateur champion Harman can take confidence from a significant triumph last month, when he pipped none other than Dustin Johnson at the Wells Fargo Championship to claim his second PGA Tour title.

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  • Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell
Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell

The Portugal worldwide shocked the world of football after declaring that he wants to leave Spain amid reports that he defrauded the Spanish taxman for £13million. Ronaldo signed a contract extension as recently as November , keeping him at the club through June 2021 with a salary of more than $50 million a year.

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  • Real's remarkable Ronaldo again delivers when it matters
Real's remarkable Ronaldo again delivers when it matters

Even media in Barcelona found it within themselves to praise Madrid, with Diario Sport calling them "Just champions" on their cover, while Mundo Deportivo acknowledged Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's part in the triumph, labelling the Frenchman "historic".

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  • Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open
Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open

They spend time a lot of time together on the course, in the gym and at home, so Koepka has seen that U.S. Open trophy plenty at Johnson's house in south Florida. Justin Thomas reacts after his birdie on the 17th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

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  • Real Madrid won't give in to Ronaldo's blackmail - Perez
Real Madrid won't give in to Ronaldo's blackmail - Perez

Ronaldo turns 33 in February, but is still in good physical shape. Ramon Calderon, the man who brought Cristiano Ronaldo to Madrid from Manchester, says that changing the player's mind about leaving will be very hard. And that would be in the neighborhood of $450 million to cover for the transfer fee that Real Madrid is expected to demand a...

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