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Dani Alves to Man City looks like impacting Tottenham's transfer plans


Negotiations are understood to be continuing between the two parties though, and The Sun believe Alves isn't the only one nearing a move to Manchester. Talks are ongoing between City and Tottenham over a deal for Kyle Walker, but Pep Guardiola is closer to re-signing one of his former Barcelona players. Read More »

Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

In-form Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli , Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have also helped their side look capable enough of chasing any target. But the key to the match could well be the other tussle, between the Indian bowlers and Pakistan's batsmen, who were so bad in the opening-game loss. Read More »

American flags burned during patriotic retirement ceremony


Post Commander Mark Authier , when asked how many flags were so honored and disposed of, just chuckled, saying he didn't know for sure but alluded to barrels of them. The Honor Guard lined up for the ceremony, and the Scouts carried each flag to the Legion members for inspection. Rascoe said the US flag should always fly with respect and retire in honor. Read More »

Johnson, McIlroy and Day miss US Open cut

But any bad taste in his mouth shouldn't last long because it's been an impressive week for the 29-year-old Valspar Championship victor from Abbotsford, B.C. coli bacteria in water at a hydration station near the 12th hole. Hoffman birdied five of his first eight holes to get to 9 under, one shot clear of a massive logjam in second. Read More »

Cameroon, Chile Clash Live on StarTimes

Chile has ruled out goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for its Confederations Cup debut against Cameroon. And even if they do win the competition, they will only tie France with two trophy wins . "We will have to show our best level to defeat them". Currently, they are one of the best teams in the world. If we don't have this, we won't win the game tomorrow. Read More »

Golf heavyweights miss US Open cut

Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain. Willett shot a 9-over 81 in the first round and then withdrew before his tee time in the second round. It sounds as if Erin Hills is becoming more challenging with each passing minute. That gave Oosthuizen a record total of 132 for the middle two rounds and after bogeys at the second, third and fourth in the final round looked to have ended his chances, he carded six birdies in the last seven holes for a record-equalling back nine of 29 and ... Read More »

Paul Casey rallies after triple-bogey for share of US Open lead

Open setups usually keep the leaders within striking distance, per Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News . "But good shots will still prevail, if you hit them". "I'll work on the game a little bit, and I'll be ready to play at the British". "I'm motivated by the fact that I've made a plan and I've stuck to the plan so far", Harman said. Read More »

Thomas shoots 63; breaks US Open record

The 40-year-old Hoffman is playing in his sixth U.S. Open . It's hard to make a lot of birdies for me around here. Then he exited stage left, stopped to sign a couple golf balls for the patrolmen who followed him for the second round, and checked his cell phone as he walked up the hill and toward the locker room for the last time this week. Read More »

Adam Hadwin set to make cut at US Open

The only disappointment was a three-putt bogey from 35 feet on the final hole. I don't know. I couldn't have shot any higher. Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day all failed to make the cut at the U.S. "If you hit the fairways, the scores are there". McIlroy birdied four of his last six holes at Erin Hills to improve seven shots on his opening 78, but still missed the cut by four shots. Read More »

Four Sit Atop a Crowded Leaderboard at US Open

Dustin Johnson entered as the defending champion. Spieth started to get more aggressive on the back nine, searching for a much-needed spark, but getting forced to take those type of chances at a U.S. 5 from the edge of the green that broke so severely that he stood with his toes facing the hole and rapped the ball toward his left foot. If you're wondering if it's the golf course version of "too many cooks in the kitchen", it's not! Rickie Fowler set a record on Thursday with a ... Read More »

India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal

Coach Mickey Arthur insisted: "I don't think we've exceeded expectations at all". That's a real confirmer for us. "We've made the focus us as a team". That's a real confirmer for us. "I will give the credit for my improvement to Azhar Mahmood , who has been working very hard with us bowlers", said Hasan, adding: "I have the much needed rhythm, so I will do my best to continue that". Read More »

Russia delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

Hosts Russia have beaten New Zealand 2-0 in St. Petersburg to get their Federation Internationale de Football Association 2017 Confederations Cup campaign off to a winning start. Putin had also asked the players to perform like warriors, though they hardly needed to be war-like in dispatching No. 95 New Zealand , which seemed to find the world stage too big. Read More »

Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals in a row

The Golden State Warriors have some wheeling and dealing to do, but prized assets Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are ready to commit to the National Basketball Association champions. The real challenge, however, may come when and if Kevin Durant , 28, decides to opt out of his current contract this summer. Tristan Thompson (No. Read More »

Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open

He only shot 75, with just one birdie. He missed the 15-footer. And then, Fowler took a bogeys at Nos. On No. 8 he put his 154-yard approach shot to about two feet. "I was out of it. trying to stay out of the way of Rory". He shot 73 and missed the cut by three. McIlroy has played in only seven tournaments this season and was coming off a layoff resulting from a nagging rib injury. Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open

Looking ahead, there was a narrow path to victory for the two-time major champion heading into Saturday's play, and now it's hard to envision any way he can get back into the conversation Sunday. The worst part for Spieth won't be failing to win the tournament. Oosthuizen, who finished second in the US Open in 2015 and lost a play-off for the Open a month later, had to settle for a 68 to finish four under par. Read More »

Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street parade

Quicken Loans Arena is the name of Cleveland's home arena. NBA Finals champions, the Golden State Warriors , said earlier this week in a statement that no decision had been made on if they would visit President Donald Trump at the White House - if they were even invited to the White House - as is tradition of championship-winning teams. Read More »

Leishman lurks behind leaders at US Open

Tommy Fleetwood's brilliant pitch out of the rough on his second shot on the par-4 15th set up a 7-foot birdie putt to drop him to 12 under for sole possession of the lead. He shot 75 and missed the cut. "I felt the most calm I have in a major in a long time this week", he said. He failed to advance his fourth shot more than a foot as the high grass grabbed the club. Read More »

Silva and Diego Costa on target as Spain beat plucky Macedonia

Atletico recently lost an appeal against a FIFA-imposed sanction which means that, while they can still buy players this summer, the Spanish outfit will not be able to register or play them until January. The whole unseemly episode does not help Chelsea as they attempt to sell Costa and boost the squad for a Champions League campaign. Costa had previously fallen out with Conte following a January bid from the Far East which the Stamford Bridge club duly dismissed. Read More »

Steph Curry, Warriors still aren't interested in visiting the White House


In the fifth game of the NBA Finals they defeated their archrivals Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120, and for the second time in history, Larry O'Brien Trophy is heading for Oakland . They managed to come back from 3-1 previous year, but this time it was different. LeBron is now third in all-time Finals scoring . For the Golden State Warriors , it marks the franchise's second NBA Championship in just three years. Read More »

Andy Murray moves into French quarters with 650th career win


Kei Nishikori admitted he couldn't remember last year's U.S. Open upset of Andy Murray after booking a quarterfinal rematch with the world No. 1 at Roland Garros on Monday. In the semifinal, he was really aggressive in his game. Murray, who lost back-to-back matches to Borna Coric and Fabio Fognini in Madrid and Rome, said: "They are all obviously playing extremely well". Read More »

Kentuckian Justin Thomas uses record round to grab US Open lead

One stroke back are a trio of Americans in J.B. Holmes, Jamie Lovemark and first-round leader Fowler. Fowler shot a 73 and was still very much in the hunt at a second straight major. "I thought 63 was the number". "I struck the ball nicely, had some opportunities, rolled a few putts over the edge". "There were a couple of dicey pin placements out there that you had to be careful about, but it was still scoreable". Read More »

Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given the Three Lions a seventieth minute lead from close range. On a day he described as the most special of his career so far as he was named England captain for the first time , the Tottenham striker was keen to stress the value of their overnight stay on the wilds of Woodbury Common. Read More »

Mayweather, McGregor agree August super fight


Starting the ribbing early, McGregor took a jab at Mayweather on Twitter when he tweeted a picture of himself and Mayweather's dad with the caption, " the fight is on ". The cost of tickets and the price of the pay-per-view has not been decided, though the pay-per-view is expected to be at or near the $99.95 charged for Mayweather's 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao that drew a record 4.4 million pay-per-view buys. Read More »

Rene Meulensteen backs Manchester United's pursuit of Ivan Perisic

Victor Lindelof has revealed how a phone call with Jose Mourinho helped to convince him that a transfer to Manchester United was the right decision for him. United are prepared to offer performance-related add ons, the report adds, but Inter will only settle for the full figure up front. The Express link a Manchester Evening News story , one that actually contradicts their claim that of an agreement already being in place. Read More »

Markelle Fultz works out for 76ers amid draft trade talks


The terms have not been disclosed, but Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting its a multi-year endorsement deal. Additionally, he plays defense and will give Philly the explosive guard that they desperately need. He shot 51.3 percent from the field, including 37.8 percent on 3-pointers, though he only made 56.6 percent of his free throws. A league source told on Saturday that the Lakers , who own the No. Read More »

Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine


The Washington Post reported earlier this week that special counsel Robert Mueller III had expanded the scope of his investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election to include whether the president attempted to obstruct the Russia probe, but that story was sourced to unnamed officials. Read More »

Root rues England letting slip 'golden chance' for glory

Joe Root admitted England had let a huge opportunity to claim a first global one-day title slip away when they slumped to defeat against Pakistan , but coach Trevor Bayliss believes that finishing in the semi-finals reflected where the team now stands. Read More »

Amir fit to play in the final, reveals Pakistan bowling coach


Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) made it a comfortable chase from the start as Pakistan reached 215-2 in 37.1 overs in reply to England's unimpressive 211 all out - from 128-2 - with one ball left. "I don't think there was any home advantage". But the way Pakistan collapsed to 162 for seven chasing 237 in their virtual "quarter-final" against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday before winning by three wickets would have given England a degree of hope. Read More »

Koepka and Fowler pull clear at Erin Hills

This might have been more than anyone was expecting. Casey nearly watched his U.S. Open hopes sink with a triple-bogey eight on the par-five 14th hole, and a bogey on the next that dropped him to two under for the tournament. The USGA is providing complimentary bottled water the rest of the week. In the previous 116 U.S. Opens, only six players had ever reached 10-under par or lower, never in the same tournament. Read More »

Fowler back in the thick of it at US Open

A 94-year-old spectator has died at the U.S. Open. No other information was provided. "It's a well-designed, well-bunkered golf course with a bunch of tee box options", 2015 U.S. Paul Casey is looking to recover from another triple bogey. From that near meltdown, he hit the next wedge to 3 feet and made the putt to save a 6. Read More »

Special Counsel Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner's finances

The newspaper reported people close to the investigation said Kushner was: "being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians". WASHINGTON (AP ) - President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. Read More »

Louis Oosthuizen makes a little noise at US Open

There is something about new U.S. Open venues that brings out the best in Jamie Lovemark. But he missed a pair of 10-foot birdie chances in that stretch, and one of the birdies he made was a two-putt from 20 feet on the par-5 seventh. That second-place finish earned him $1 million, moved him into the top 50 and secured his spot in both this year's Masters and U.S. Open. Johnson was hitting it so well that he appeared to be safe even when he was on the cut line. Read More »

IND vs PAK 2017: London to host final countdown of Champions Trophy


Ten years ago, India and Pakistan had clashed against one another in an ICC final and Gambhir's knock of 77 helped India sail through wherein MS Dhoni lifted his first ICC Champions Trophy . The two have done a fantastic job for the team at the start of the innings and one more partnership of substance can give the side the required momentum for a possible victory. Read More »