• Pakistan defeat India by 180 runs to lift Champions Trophy title
Pakistan defeat India by 180 runs to lift Champions Trophy title

Fakhar Zaman did not play when Pakistan were beaten by India in the tournament opener. Fakhar responded with two overs of circumspection and then two more which brought him three fours and two sixes as he suddenly put his foot down against India's two specialist spinners on his way to a century, which arrived when he swept Ravi Ashwin fe...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid Future In Serious Doubt After Tax Fraud Allegations
Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid Future In Serious Doubt After Tax Fraud Allegations

According to Marca , Florentino Perez said that if Cristiano Ronaldo really made a decision to leave Real Madrid , he should directly tell this to someone from the club's management, and not become a source of rumors, being far away from Madrid as part of the Portuguese national team.

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  • Ton for Fakhar Zaman as Pakistan flay Indian bowlers
Ton for Fakhar Zaman as Pakistan flay Indian bowlers

Earlier in first innings, Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day worldwide hundred was the cornerstone of Pakistan's 338 for four as they set title-holders and arch-rivals India a stiff chase to win the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.

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  • Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open
Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open

Open in relation to par that also equalled the lowest numerical score in any major. That would be Johnny Miller's otherworldly, 8-under-par 63 at the 1973 U.S. "The finish was awesome", Thomas said. "I'm not sure if it was the trousers", Thomas said. I mean seriously, Eagle Putts on Par 5's, come on man, that's just insane! Justin Thomas...

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  • Pakistan, India face off in historic cricket final
Pakistan, India face off in historic cricket final

Amir bowled brilliantly but all my bowlers bowled really well". The outstanding Fakhar only made his one-day worldwide debut in the win over South Africa last week, but the 27-year-old had already made up for lost time with half-centuries against Sri Lanka and England.

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  • Amir spell destroys India
Amir spell destroys India

Sohail criticised Sarfraz in a post-match analysis where he said that the 30-year-old has "nothing to be smug about; he just became captain". "The other thing I said was that the facilitators of the win can not be named; however I said nothing about match-fixing or any other foul play - my statement was misunderstood".

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  • Amir, Fakhar lead Pakistan to Champions Trophy triumph
Amir, Fakhar lead Pakistan to Champions Trophy triumph

He then got the prize wicket of Virat Kohli in his next over before having the tournament's top run scorer Shikhar Dhawan caught behind for 21, to reduce his opponents to 33-3. India managed just two more runs before the final wicket sparked wild scenes in South London . It took only three deliveries for India to start to doubt themselves.

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  • 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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