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Amir Sohail: External factors helped Pakistan to reach CT final

After beating South Africa and Sri Lanka in the preliminary stages, Pakistan pulled off a major upset against the title favourites England in the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy . It was just too easy for Pakistan , which won its third straight game at the tournament. If bowling was up to the mark, the batting was even better. Read More »

Pressure on Shakib eased by Mahmudullah in record stand


Mahmudullah hit a 107-ball undefeated 102, with eight fours and two sixes. Bangladesh have dumped New Zealand out of the ICC Champions Trophy in most spectacular fashion as they came back from 33 for four to chase 266 runs , with five wickets in hand. Read More »

Dhoni's eyes say it all: Indian off-spinner

In all departments, be it talent or experience, we are ahead by some distance. Pakistan is scheduled to play the final of the ICC Champions Trophy, against India at Kennington, Oval. Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan gave us just the start we needed. All of them have been in great touch and I feel really good for Sunday's game. They were progressing well at 154 for 2 with Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal well set with more than 20 overs left. Read More »

England Cruise to 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Win over New Zealand


Jake Ball, a disappointment in England's opening day win over Bangladesh , set the tone for England when he removed the risky Luke Ronchi in the first over of New Zealand's response. 'England bowled very, very well, ' said Williamson, who was fined 40 per cent and his team 20 per cent of their match fees for a slow over rate in England's innings by the International Cricket Council. Read More »

Curry, Durant look to keep Warriors rolling


Coach Steve Kerr also has been outspoken about issues with Trump. "I just try to put in the work", James said . Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted National Basketball Association championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get. Read More »

NBA Draft: Lakers, Suns in talks to swap picks, per latest report


Fultz is the fourth top prospect to have worked out for the Lakers at their facility. "From what I'm told, Fultz didn't shoot the ball exceptionally well in his workout in Boston", Goodman said , via WEEI . Either way, I think that would be a great fit too ". Jackson is a player I was looking at before the lottery as a player the Celtics could be targeting. Read More »

Mayweather to fight again

Floyd Mayweather's 50th and nearly certainly final pro fight will take place in a little over ten weeks time at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas , Nevada. Like Ellerbe, we'll all have to wait to see if this fight is going to be as exciting as its buildup, but one thing is certain: whatever takes place inside the ring will be historic. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian GP for record sixth time


Plus he spent part of the rest of the first lap running slowly under caution behind he safety auto. "It was very smooth", He said after the race. Vettel had a huge slide at Turn Three, but without crashing. "Obviously, we're not the quickest vehicle on the track at the moment but we're managing to put it together on a Sunday", said Ricciardo. "A lap longer we could've been third, but would, could, should". Read More »

Warriors to decide on White House visit 'when and if necessary'

Golden State beat Cleveland 129-120 at home Monday night to wrap up its second National Basketball Association championship in three years. "I hear all the narratives throughout the season that I was joining, I was hopping on the bandwagon, I was letting everybody else do the work", Durant said. Read More »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion


Tollin is 100 per cent owned by Cristiano Ronaldo since its foundation in 2004. Real Madrid give their backing to Cristiano Ronaldo amid accusations of €14.8m (£12.9m) tax fraud. A spokeswoman for Gestifute , the agency that represents Ronaldo , declined to comment to Bloomberg. It said Ronaldo "intentionally" did not declare income of €28.4m (£25m) related to image rights, and declared €11.5m of earnings from 2011-14 when his real income was nearly €43m. Read More »

Simona Halep Beats Elina Svitolina To Reach Semi-Finals


Overwhelmed by the second seed's power in the second set, Halep regained the momentum in the decider, frustrating her opponent with her ability to soak up punishment. In her first 17 Grand Slams, she never went beyond the third Round. If Pliskova beats Halep, she will have the top spot; Halep must beat Pliskova and win the championship to gain the No. Read More »

It's misery for defending champion Garbine Muguruza


One factor which helps Muguruza , the favorite for this encounter, is that she is a lot taller than Putintseva and has a lot more power, meaning she will look to dictate rallies from the very beginning and will likely have at least some success with that. Read More »

NBA Mock Draft 5.0: Malik Monk, OG Anunoby fall

But just in case the Celtics have a change of heart and decide to turn to another highly-regarded draft prospect, Fultz is doing his due diligence to make sure he's not caught off guard. "Never know where I might land, so I just wanted to see how it is out here". "It doesn't matter. Wherever I go, I'll be the same guy and be humble", Fultz said. Read More »

Ostapenko wins first major title at Roland Garros

Open. "It is a big thing in Latvia - they were beaming my match back to a giant screen in the city centre". The exceptionally nerveless Ostapenko wriggled out of the precarious situation in her own style, never fearing, never doubting herself as she continued to hit winners at every opportunity she got. Read More »

Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs, lows

But, yeah, I'm ready to be out there. Woods, who recently underwent his fourth back surgery, has not played a PGA Tour event since January at Torrey Pines, the site of the last of his 14 major wins in 2008. I paid the price for that. And there were a lot of voices in my head on the front-nine. Casey eagled the Par-5, 608-yard first hole and tallied six birdies. Read More »

Roma appoint Di Francesco as head coach


Totti retired when Serie A ended last month, meaning next season will be Roma's first without him in a quarter of a century. Di Francesco also expressed his happiness returning to the club. I've seen lots of people again that were here before and met lots of new people who have made me feel very welcome. In terms of his football ability, there's not really much to say. Read More »

Steph Curry says he doesn't want to visit the White House

As unforgettable for the rest of the National Basketball Association was the way the Warriors attacked the season, blending Durant's inside power with Curry and Klay Thompson's outside shooting to create a deadly combination and potentially long-lasting one. Read More »

Five ways Real Madrid can ensure their domination continues


Gareth Bale's dreams came true as Real Madrid clinched a historic Champions League triumph in his home city of Cardiff . It took his overall total for the Spanish club to an extraordinary 406 goals in 394 games with his second goal in Saturday's Champions League Final against Juventus taking him past 600 career goals. Read More »

Watch Lonzo Ball's hilarious Footlocker Father's Day ad

And clearly, people wanted the cards: when they went on sale earlier Wednesday, they sold out nearly immediately. In anticipation of Father's Day on Sunday and the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 22nd, Foot Locker released this commercial which features Ball making fun of his father Lonzo Ball . Read More »

Murray happy to win ugly against Nishikori

That next match will be against the top-ranked Andy Murray on Wednesday. He will take a 2-11 losing record against Wawrinka into his match with the Swiss star. 'I'm very confident and mentally very strong , ' he added. Wawrinka has yet to drop a set in this year's tournament at Roland Garros and he hopes that stands him in good stead against the world number one. Read More »

Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows


Fleetwood, who won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in January, said: "It's great to be back playing in these events". Rory McIlroy said before the U.S. Both Nicklaus and Weiskopf opened the 1980 U.S. Open at Baltusrol with 7-under 63s. Day and McIlroy, just to name a few, might not make it that far. Read More »

Jared Montgomery Looks Like a Find For The Yankees


Last year, Sanchez tied a record by hitting 20 homers in his first 51 Major League Baseball games. Hicks is batting.318 after Friday and is enjoying a significant turnaround from a disappointing first season. "I was just trying to come up the next inning and help the team out some how". In six games at Yankee Stadium this season, the Orioles have allowed 66 runs. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino: 5-1 defeat to Newcastle 'motivation' for Tottenham

Before that, Jose Mourinho's side play West Ham, Swansea, Leicester, Stoke, Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace, with Manchester derbies on and December 9 and April 7. Tottenham finish at home to Leicester, Manchester United host Watford , Manchester City are at Southampton and West Ham take on Everton. The club have confirmed that the second fixture, a match against Southampton, will have to be rearranged due to the aforementioned games posing a hindrance. Read More »

When is 2017 NBA Draft?

But C's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is no stranger to bold moves, and one rival general manager thinks Boston will go in a different direction than Fultz with the top pick. They will visit Ball on Friday at an undisclosed location in Chino Hills, talking with Ball and evaluating him in a second workout after there were lukewarm reviews regarding his conditioning level after his initial workout. Read More »

US Open at a glance

Fowler , who is yet to claim one of golf's majors, holds a one-stroke lead over American Xander Schauffele and England's Paul Casey , who both carded rounds of 66. Adam Hadwin tied a U.S. Open record with six straight birdies. I've got to be a little bit more aggressive tomorrow with regards to getting out there and trying to shoot a low score . Read More »

Tapwrit Surges Past Irish War Cry to Win 2017 Belmont Stakes

Let's not keep anyone in suspense - a colt named Tapwrit passed the favorite, Irish War Cry , down the stretch and legged out a 2-length victory in the 1½-mile marathon in a final time of 2:30.02. Pletcher took two of the year's three Triple Crown races. New Mexico's own jockey Mike Smith was aboard the horse Meantime , but it would be Tapwrit who would emerge victorious after holding off Irish War Cry down the stretch. Read More »

Kedar's spell made the difference, says skipper Kohli

For Bangladesh , the result will be a bitter pill to swallow, but they should also hold their head high as they progressed from an extremely tough group that included England , Australia and New Zealand. Obviously, we would have to plan a bit according to that, but I don't know if there's much that we need to change as a team", he said. Clean collective performance from us. Read More »