• Pakistan pacers and batsmen overwhelm India to clinch maiden ICC Champions Trophy
Pakistan pacers and batsmen overwhelm India to clinch maiden ICC Champions Trophy

What actually happened was that newbie opener Fakhar Zaman , playing his fourth global innings, hit 114 from 106 balls in one of the highest-pressure cricket matches of the decade, before a bristling middle order grew the total to 338 for 4, with hitherto unsuspected power and skill.

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  • Pakistan leapfrog to sixth place in ICC One-day rankings
Pakistan leapfrog to sixth place in ICC One-day rankings

There was no way back for India, who collapsed to 158 all out with almost 20 overs of the match as they suffered their heaviest defeat by runs in 129 ODIs against Pakistan . "I want to congratulate Pakistan , they had an awesome tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have". Just two weeks ago, Pakistan...

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  • Kane's late strike denies Scotland victory at Hampden Park
Kane's late strike denies Scotland victory at Hampden Park

The drama was not finished, though, as Kane - wearing the armband in place of the absent Wayne Rooney - met Raheem Sterling's swinging cross to silence the home fans. For Southgate's stoppage-time
saviour Harry Kane , however, the unusual choice of bonding session was a
key factor in their ability to overturn Scotland's 2-1 lead in such ...

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  • Australia endure second Champions Trophy washout
Australia endure second Champions Trophy washout

Australia are now second in the group with two points from as many matches . Regulations state 20 overs must be completed to activate the Duckworth-Lewis method, which would nearly certainly have ruled in Australia's favour, but only 16 were played meaning the spoils were shared.

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  • Real Madrid hailed as
Real Madrid hailed as "Masters of the Universe" after crushing Juve

Goals scored by Ronaldo for Sporting, Manchester United, Madrid and Portugal. "In the first half we played beautifully but they pushed the accelerator in the second half and we could not resist", Allegri, whose side had been bidding to become the eighth club to land the "treble" having won Serie A and the Copa Italia this year, told reporte...

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  • Australian team would have batted first in a big final: Adam Gilchrist
Australian team would have batted first in a big final: Adam Gilchrist

Let's hope this really kick-starts the momentum in Pakistan again". These numbers indicate their utter dominance in the two biggest games of the tournament, against two of the toughest opponents: they beat England by eight wickets with 77 balls to spare in the semi-finals, and thrashed India by 180 runs in the final.

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  • Liverpool apologizes to Southampton over Van Dijk links
Liverpool apologizes to Southampton over Van Dijk links

The Reds issued a statement on Wednesday evening for which they apologised to Southampton and signalled the end of their interest in him . Earlier this week, several sources reported that Klopp was prepared to smash the Liverpool transfer record to bring the Dutchman to Anfield for a fee of £60m, and in doing so, making Van Dijk the most...

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  • Tamim in ICC Champions Trophy team
Tamim in ICC Champions Trophy team

India Captain Virat Kohli said that his team would "take (the defeat) on the chin and move on". Mohammad Amir and Fakhar Zaman starred for Pakistan in the final . "The whole group kept believing". "But I am more happy and delighted for players like Fakhar Zaman and Hassan Ali, who impressed their peers through their talent and perform...

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  • Each Real Madrid player to receive £2million each after trophy-laden season
Each Real Madrid player to receive £2million each after trophy-laden season

Speaking about the fixture, Mourinho claims it'll be an hour to face the best team in Europe. Cristiano Ronaldo , the leading scorer in the Champions League for five years running, contributed two goals as Real Madris won the title for the 12th time here on Saturday night, reports Efe news agency.

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  • Kevin Durant's last-minute heroics extend Golden State Warriors' lead over Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Durant's last-minute heroics extend Golden State Warriors' lead over Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James , pictured in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland , are betting underdogs against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4. Cleveland could have won Game 3 had they played better in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter, and their mistakes down the st...

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  • Perez says he hasn't spoken to Ronaldo about rumors of exit
Perez says he hasn't spoken to Ronaldo about rumors of exit

For Manchester United, it really doesn't make sense from a purely footballing point of view to pay £174.5 million for a soon to be 22-year-old. Real Madrid said on Thursday they were confident the Portuguese forward had acted legally. In turn, it's understandable as to why he would possibly want a change in scenery to test himself, and while th...

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  • Celtics and 76ers agree on trade for No. 1 draft pick
Celtics and 76ers agree on trade for No. 1 draft pick

Fultz is a player who doesn't come with weaknesses that need to be fixed. "They're getting the player they want", said Ainge, the Celtics' president of basketball operations. Not only that, but Boston also has a large lead in attracting free agents over the next couple of summers that could eventually make them into another "superteam".

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  • 76ers, Celtics agree on trade for top pick — AP report
76ers, Celtics agree on trade for top pick — AP report

They had to reach agreement on a swap with the team who had the first overall, the Boston Celtics . "We're getting the player we want". Philadelphia had the No. Jackson quickly deleted the tweet on Saturday night, but it may have been enough to start a rivalry between Fultz and Jackson. It was agreed to in principle at that point, with the...

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  • Warriors' Big Finish Pushes Cavs to the Brink
Warriors' Big Finish Pushes Cavs to the Brink

It wasn't the flashiest shot of his National Basketball Association career, but he absolutely had ice water in his veins. Even allowing 77 points by James and Irving, Golden State showed it could remove those star players from the final outcome and at the same time take all the suspense out of this year's NBA Finals.

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  • LeBron James makes asinine claim about never playing for a Super Team
LeBron James makes asinine claim about never playing for a Super Team

With no other options, James simply tucked the ball to his side like a running back hitting an A-gap and drove to the hole, daring someone to stop him, knowing no one could. While the "King" was not able to collect his fourth ring, he still managed to become the first person to average a triple-double (33.6 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists) in t...

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  • Sixers will acquire No. 1 pick to draft Markelle Fultz
Sixers will acquire No. 1 pick to draft Markelle Fultz

When Fultz arrived from his home in Maryland at the facility, he was wearing a black 76ers hat and there was an overflow media crowd taking pictures. However, if either of those 2019 picks result in the first overall selection, Boston will instead receive the other first round pick. "I'm blessed. I pray every night before I go to sleep".

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  • Virat Kohli shows his class despite defeat against Pakistan
Virat Kohli shows his class despite defeat against Pakistan

Dhawan and Hasan had won the Golden Bat and Golden Ball trophies respectively for finishing as the most successful batsman and bowler. The pair put on 128 together before Ali was run-out in pretty ridiculous circumstances after his fellow opener didn't run when there was clearly one available.

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  • David Griffin out as Cavaliers GM after contract talks falter
David Griffin out as Cavaliers GM after contract talks falter

Other reports have former NBA All-Star Chauncy Billups in the running to replace Griffin. Griffin became the full-time GM on May 12, 2014 and helped assemble the 2016 Cavs roster that defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the franchise's first championship.

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  • Green Bay Packers fan sues Chicago Bears over dress code
Green Bay Packers fan sues Chicago Bears over dress code

Beckman, who has owned a Bears' personal seat license since 2003, used his reward points for a "pregame warm-up field experience", which allowed him to stand beside the field for the Bears and Packers warm-ups. The Bears didn't respond Monday to a message seeking comment. He writes in the lawsuit that he wants the court to order the Bears to allo...

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  • Canelo, Golovkin slam Mayweather v McGregor
Canelo, Golovkin slam Mayweather v McGregor

Even though five-weight world champion Mayweather is 40 and "retired" for nearly two years, the American is the best boxer for a generation and is a huge betting favourite against 27-year-old Irishman McGregor, a mixed martial arts fighter who has never had a professional boxing fight.

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