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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Pakistan, the numbers which matter


However, considering Pakistan's history in fixing, the claims can not be entirely ruled out. Given that Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India's most successful bowler, has taken six wickets so far, it will take something special to stop Hasan from finishing as the leading wicket-taker in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides. Read More »

Pakistan should bat first against India, advises Imran Khan

The Windies Women wrapped up the camp on Tuesday at the Ageas Bowl where they focussed on all aspects of the game and more importantly, used the time to acclimatise to the notoriously hard English weather. In fact, in matches other than in World Cups, India has won only 37% of the matches - just slightly more than one-third of the matches . Down in the dumps chasing a modest 237, Sarfraz smashed an unbeaten 61 which helped Pakistan recover from 137/6 to an incredible three-wicket ... Read More »

I couldn't have shot any higher - Johnson after missing US Open cut

Open record by making six consecutive birdies en route to a four-under 68 and a share of seventh place. But years from now, that's not what Steve Stricker will remember from playing the U.S. "I think you've got a lot of great players on top of that leaderboard and you've got some guys that hit it forward, some guys that putt it great, some guys that do everything pretty good". Read More »

Halep confident of French Open triumph

Halep advanced to the final with a similarly gritty 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory against Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova to reach her second French Open final. In addition to playing for a spot in the French Open Championship match, Halep and Pliskova are also playing for the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis. Read More »

French Open was a 'turning point' for world No.1 Andy Murray

World No 1 Andy Murray has admitted that he may only have a "couple of years left" to compete at the top level of tennis but insists he will "make the most of every tournament" he takes part in. There's a lot of expectation during this period, so it can be a bit stressful - but I'm able to get away from that as well because I'm at home, I'm sleeping in my own bed and I have all my family around me. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion, Could Face Jail Time

Because of that business structure, the prosecutor's office says that Ronaldo supposes a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of its fiscal obligations in Spain . Additionally, the prosecutor said Ronaldo "intentionally" failed to declare income of 28.4 million euros linked to the sale of his image rights from 2015-2020 to a Spanish company. Read More »

Fowler leads US Open after firing first-round 65

So a round that could have turned disastrous is now under control at 1 over, with Casey two off the lead at 5 under for the tournament. Those were the only hiccups he had, and he finds himself poised to make noise on moving day . Golf stars and fans at Erin Hills Golf Course in Wisconsin looked on in disbelief as the aircraft could be seen falling from the sky near the venue. Read More »

AC Milan rage as top keeper Donnarumma eyes exit


While the La Liga champions may be bracing themselves for a high-profile exit, they are also in the market for new additions. Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has said they "have a duty" to consider signing a player as talented as Gianluigi Donnarumma if he is available, and confirmed they are close to signing Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich. Read More »

Pens not shaken by Preds' surge

Yet Penguins coach Mike Sullivan hardly seems frustrated heading into Game 5 on Thursday night back home in Pittsburgh . A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Justin Schultz gets past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) for a goal during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open Title


Nadal added in English: "I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe". 79 - The Spaniard has come out on top in 79 of his 81 matches at the French Open - withdrawing once due to injury - and has won the title on 10 of his 13 appearances. Read More »

Pakistan must take revenge against India in CT final: Zaheer Abbas


While there is plenty of room for improvement, the final group stage win over New Zealand will remain as a highlight of the tournament for Bangladesh . "We've got nothing to lose - the pressure is more on them". Nevertheless, Pakistan were still heavy underdogs as they faced England in the semi-finals, with the hosts widely assumed to be far superior in all aspects. Read More »

Oval sold out for Pakistan-India final clash


Ali's impressive array of skills were on show during Pakistan's dominant eight-wicket semi-final win in Cardiff on Wednesday against an England side previously unbeaten in the tournament. When India began their Champions Trophy campaign against Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4, there were two different schools of thought about the prospects of the two sides. Read More »

McIlroy, Day try to make up ground at US Open

In fact, you have to go down to 19th place to find a victor of a major, Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer , at three under. With two rounds to play there is some 23 players within four shots of the lead. "It was a good display, all my own fault, of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did on 14", Casey said. Read More »

Lonzo Ball Writes Touching Father's Day Letter to LaVar


And I'm not talking about Fox's fit with the Sixers , either, but the modern National Basketball Association. As for LaVar Ball's many outlandish claims, including that Lonzo, while still at UCLA, was already better than two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry, his son said, "When I think about it, confidence is the most important thing that I inherited from you". Read More »

Warriors' Steph Curry Doesn't Think He'll Go on WH Victory Visit

We have the parade, we just won a title. The other L.A. -based team would be the Clippers. The Warriors won 129-120 t. Now Kevin Durant is saying the same thing about the Warriors. Golden State Warriors players, coaches and owners pose for photos after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland , Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. Read More »

Amir likely to play in Champions Trophy final against India

Amir has been a near-constant presence in the Pakistan XI since his return to global cricket at the start of 2016, playing 47 out of the side's 57 worldwide matches, across formats, in this period. Having already taken a return catch from Mosaddek Hossain, Bumrah then cleaned up the unsafe Mahmudullah with a yorker that is starting to become a trademark for the 23-year-old, who only made his worldwide debut last year. Read More »

Konta into Nottingham Open semi-finals


The British number one registered a 6-2 7-5 win over the world number 117 to reach her first grass final. "Konta now plays play Belgian Yanina Wickmayer in the second round who beat her at Birmingham on grass previous year and she admitted:" Yanina did get the better of me then and she can be very unsafe on this surface". Read More »

Mark Hunt Earns Bonus with Main Event Win (UFC Aucklund Bonuses)


For his part, Mr. Lewis hinted that the fight could be his last. But I've got a couple of fights I want to finish. Derrick Lewis repeatedly made comments about the allegations of domestic abuse that were brought against Travis Browne in 2015, and the latter posted a fiery response last night, after UFC FN 110. Read More »

LeBron James says he never played for a "super team". Really?

Sure, it's tough to bet against any LeBron James-led team, but the G Dubs just had too much fire power for The King and his Cavs to compete with this year. "Then you have this moment, and it's the one moment you can say things actually went right". "There was never any question in my mind that this was going to work". Read More »

Matsuyama moves up leaderboard at US Open

Casey had an action-packed second round. 11, 12 and 13 as he missed makeable putts on each hole to fall off the pace before finishing with a 1-over 73. McIlroy dismissed the notion of being rusty before the tournament, but conceded on his way out of Wisconsin that he hasn't played almost enough. Read More »

Aamer Sohail accuses Pakistan team of match-fixing in Champions Trophy


Meanwhile Azhar said there was no hiding from the scale of a fixture which, mainly because of political pressure, rarely takes place outside of a major global tournament. He confessed that he had spoken this before the semi-final clash between Pakistan and England. But Kohli's respect for the way Pakistan had hauled themselves off the canvas was evident. Read More »

Warriors: 'We have not received an invitation to the White House'

Golden State locked up its fifth championship in franchise history with a 129-120 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Just hours after the Warriors " triumph, CNBC analyst Josh Brown tweeted that "reports' indicated the team had unanimously chose to boycott Trump. Read More »

Beef Alert! The Game Blasts LeBron, Says Jordan and Kobe are Better

I don't believe we're a super team here. "We were able to get them a year ago, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen". Fans who gathered in Oakland, California, for Thursday's parade celebrating the Warriors Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers said they expected more championships from the team in the years to come. Read More »

Pakistan ready to 'change history' against India

In the current championship tournament against India at Edgbaston, Pakistan pacers and spinners looked blunt as India recovered from a slow start easily to post 319/3 in a revised 48 overs tie. "Having captained Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup semi- final at Mohali, I know the importance of the game and how it brings the two nations to a standstill while underlining the message of peace and tolerance for each other". Read More »

5 possible clubs Ronaldo could join after deciding to leave Real Madrid


They've been informed that Ronaldo would therefore have "no problem" joining Mourinho at Manchester United . Ronaldo has helped Real win the Champions League three times, scoring twice in last month's final as they became the first club to retain the title and he only the second player to score in three different finals. Read More »

Ronaldo wants to leave Real?


Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed a desire to leave Real Madrid and any Manchester United fan is lying through their teeth if they aren't now imagining him emerging from the Old Trafford tunnel next season. It remains to be seen how many Chinese clubs will be able to afford his transfer fee now. Ronaldo stunned the football world by telling Real Madrid that he is determined to quit the European champions. Read More »

Manchester United set to land winger 'within weeks'

Madrid are said to want £75m, but United value him nearer £60m. The former Wolfsburg star had a solid season a year ago, scoring 11 goals and providing 12 assists in 42 appearances for the Nerazzurri, and in truth, there's a lot to like about his game from a Man Utd perspective. Read More »

Leishman in touch in US Open second round

The Northern Irishman had a one-under-par 71 in his second round on Friday but was five over par overall after a disastrous 78 in the first round. "It's been the best preparation going into a major, I felt like, in my career, which is playing in majors and knowing what I needed to do to prep for a tournament such as this. Read More »

Draymond Green, LeBron James trade barbs over NBA's 'superteam' trend

For LeBron James , greatness comes even in a loss, and it continues to define him. James led the Cavs to the franchise's first championship past year when they rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Warriors in the NBA Finals . Around this same time a year ago, when the teams' roles were reversed, James was also guilty of wearing something that took a shot at the opponent. The Warriors defeated the Cavs in five games, rather than losing in seven like they did past year. Read More »

Schauffele finally makes a bogey at US Open


Johnson , whose fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, gave birth to the couple's second child on Monday, said he would head home and work on his game over the coming weeks. Paul Casey produced a brilliant fightback to remain in contention for a first major title as former champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut in the US Open for the second year running. Read More »

Top three cut at Erin Hills in first for US Open

The top two ranked players in the world, defending champion Dustin Johnson and 2011 US Open victor Rory McIlroy , also failed to make the cut. "You don't often see that in a U.S. "It was a good display, all my own fault, but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course", he said. Four players - Paul Casey (71), Brian Harman (70), Tommy Fleetwood (70) and Brooks Koepka (70) - are tied for the lead at 7 under. Read More »

Murray sees off Del Potro


From 3-5, Murray was able to rally and take the first set to a tiebreak where he won it 7-6 (8) after Del Potro sent a forehand wide on set point in what ended up being a thriller first set. Croatia's Marin Cilic clenches his fist as he plays Spain's Feliciano Lopez during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Paris . Read More »