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Murray eyes Federer and Nadal as Wimbledon title threats


With the Spaniard recently claiming a record 10th French Open, some believe that though Nadal trails Federer in terms of grand slams won, his unmatched heroics on clay are a greater achievement. He won all seven matches without losing a set - Pablo Carena Busta retired at 6-2, 2-0 in the quarters - and gave up as many as four games in a set just twice. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Pulls Off Sublime Assist For Ricardo Quaresma

Cristiano Ronaldo , coming off a tumultuous week off the field, had set up Ricardo Quaresma's opening goal for Portugal , and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez hit Mexico's equalizer just before halftime. The Portuguese sports daily A Bola published a front-page story Friday saying that Ronaldo was upset with the accusations made against him and that his decision was "irreversible". Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko vs Caroline Wozniacki

Centre stage, however, belonged to Paris's darling, the tall, elegant Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic , an emotional doubles champion at Roland Garros and a former girls champion here, but halted at the third round in the singles draw for the last three years. Read More »

Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

So we have to stay calm and think about the next game. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo failed to inspire his side in the 2-2 Confederations Cup draw with Mexico . He skipped the post-match press conference which he was supposed to attend as the man of the match. Moments after Memo Ochoa was forced to make a brilliant save, tipping the ball over the bar after it was headed by his own defender Carlos Salcedo , Portugal pounced. Read More »

Brian Harman aiming to defend one-shot lead

However, the 26-year-old from Southport then bogeyed the sixth after hitting a poor chip across the green and dropped another shot on the eighth after firing his approach over the green. Tommy Fleetwood (11), Brooks Koepka (11) and Rickie Fowler (10) were also in the double-digit club. Reed sits three shots behind Thomas in the overall standings, posting an excellent round of 65 after a disappointing day on Friday. Read More »

Recap with 2 Hours Left, Porsche vs Jackie Chan to the End


Two LMP2 cars were in the other podium spots, with the Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca driven by France's Thomas Laurent , Britain's Oliver Jarvis and Dutch-born Chinese racer Ho-Pin Tung in second place but 12 laps behind. 39 Oreca, the LMP2 vehicle that was poised to take the win when the No. 1 Porsche went out of the race. Somehow, I miss the reliability of the best cars Audi put out in Le Mans' top LMP1 class, yet the complete unpredictability of this race has been freaky ... Read More »

McGregor fight is finally on

In May, White said that the two agreed to a fight , and they were waiting to finalize the terms. Mayweather opened as a minus-1000 favorite, with McGregor at plus-650, at the Westgate sports book in Las Vegas . McGregor vs Mayweather confirmed for 8/26, twitter reacts. The fight will be at 154 pounds, for 12 rounds, with the fighters wearing 10-ounce gloves. Read More »

India vs Pakistan hockey final : An emotional affair on the cards


India's world No. 6 ranking puts them seven places clear of Pakistan, who have slipped to the 13thposition. This was the second defeat for the 13th ranked Pakistan as Holland had also defeated them 4-0 earlier in the tournament. In their second group match, India beat Canada 3-0 with SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh and Sarda Singh getting on the scoresheet. Speaking ahead of the game, captain Manpreet Singh said, "We always look at Pakistan as just another team and we always look at earning ... Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: You can't rest on your laurels, says Virat Kohli


The Proteas, who are now the No. 1 ranked ODI side, however lived up to their "Perennial Chokers" tag in a virtual quarter-final clash that turned out to be a thoroughly one-sided encounter. Ravindra Jadeja bowled to Faf du Plessis‚ who pushed to point for a non-existent single. Young Bumrah topped the list with 32 dot balls followed by Hardik Pandya with 29. Read More »

Chile defeats Cameroon 2-0 at 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup group stage

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi had said the Gunners forward was a doubt after hurting his left ankle in training on Thursday, and confirmed that worry when he released the team sheet and Sanchez was not included in the starting XI. Today in Group B of FIFA Confederations 2017 the teams Cameroon and Chile facing against each other. The Africa Cup of Nations holders did look a threat on the counter-attack and Vincent Aboubakar was denied by the legs of Johnny Herrera , who was in the ... Read More »

Warriors on hand to see Andre Ward defeat Sergey Kovalev by TKO


Still, Kovalev was clearly rattled and hurt during that final sequence of punches that stopped the fight , which gave Ward the victory. The 33-year-old Ward extended his flawless record to 32 wins in an impressive performance, albeit with a controversial ending, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Read More »

Inspired Pakistan crush India in Champions Trophy final at London


Fakhar, out to a nice catch on the run by Jadeja behind square, scored 114 off 106 balls. Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day worldwide (ODI) 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. Read More »

Game on! Mayweather Jr & McGregor finalize Vegas mega-fight for August 26

Mayweather will reportedly be paid over 100 million United States dollars for the contest, which will be broadcast on pay-per-view networks across the world. And White, in whose organisation Irishman McGregor has become a world champion, told Fox Sports: "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history, and probably going to be the biggest payday ever. Read More »

Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

It dropped him two shots off the lead and, to add insult to injury, it will still count as a three-putt. Fleetwood was alongside Reed after a birdie on the first but Casey tumbled down the leaderboard after following an opening birdie of his own with a triple-bogey on the third. Read More »

Murray wins Olympic final repeat in third round of French Open


After losing to Murray in the first round, Del Potro showed a moment of emotion as he smacked his racquet angrily and slumped on the net before resuming the second round. It's a tough match, not an easy third round. "In these conditions, when it's slow and heavy, to be coming back is hard". "You never know when you can win a set or a match, and that happened today". Read More »

Paksitan vs India, ICC Champions Trophy final

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur confirmed pace bowler Mohammad Amir is fit to play at The Oval after missing the semi-final against England with back spasms. The left-hander scored 54 runs off 32 balls, the fastest half-century in a world One Day International (ODI) final. He danced to the other end, waved his bat to all parts of the packed ground, and kissed the pitch. Read More »

Kohli turns off social media ahead of Pakistan clash

Team India captain Virat Kohli at training ahead of final against Pakistan . "If we can get amongst them with the new ball, we can expose the middle order that hasn't batted much this competition. However, he is aware of the potential pitfalls of social media when India tackle Pakistan in cricket. When asked about the preparation and the team's approach about the much-hyped match, Kohli said, "We have not spoken about the game in any different way". Read More »

TV ad rates rocket ahead of India, Pakistan final

The last time Pakistani openers scored more than 100 runs prior to the fall of the first wicket in two consecutive matches was in 2003. Mohammad Hafeez, not out on 57, and Babar Azam, out caught after making 46, were also major contributors in the final score of 338. Read More »

Fans cheer ahead of Ind vs Pak Champions Trophy final


Their defence of the title they won in England in 2013 foundered against the team who began the campaign ranked below all other competing nations at eighth, and lived up to that billing in an opening group match in which they lost to their greatest rivals by 124 runs. Read More »

£35.5m Salah deal inches closer


This seems to be a rather questionable claim, but it certainly highlights just how pacy Salah is, which would boost Liverpool's impact significantly. Last summer, Roma turned the loan deal into a permanent one for a reported €15 million. Salah's name has been linked with a move to Anfield for weeks, and according to The Daily Mail , progress is certainly being made in the pursuit of the Egyptian worldwide. Read More »

Tapwrit Outlasts Irish War Cry in Belmont


It was a home win for Pletcher, who is based at Belmont Park in NY, and with his third victor of the race he became the first trainer to claim the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes with two different horses since D Wayne Lukas in 1996. Read More »

Morata tells Bale to join him at United


Manchester United are said to be close to taking advantage of the situation and are now favourites to sign the 24-year-old striker from Real Madrid . That's normal for a striker who's scored 19 goals. According to Sky Italia, United did not include goalkeeper David de Gea in their offer but the Champions League champions want closer to £78m for the forward. Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots 63 in 3rd round at US Open

Open's official website . The traditional moving day lived up to its reputation with a number of players exploiting benign conditions to tear into the forgiving par-72 layout. "I think the biggest thing is not getting ahead of yourself". World number 50 Harman, who pipped Dustin Johnson to the Wells Fargo Championship title last month, would represent a particularly surprising champion given his relatively low profile. Read More »

Bahrain orders Qatari troops to leave as Persian Gulf row escalates

Speaking in London on Friday, Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, said his country was drawing up a list of "grievances" involving Qatar. Saudi Arabia says around 250,000 Saudis visited Turkey a year ago. While Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with the Chief of Army Staff paid a visit to Saudi Arabia and had a meeting with the Saudi monarch to find a solution of Qatar crisis, Nawaz Sharif on account of his personal relations with the royal family should have also visited ... Read More »

Patty Mills: Warriors one of the NBA's greatest ever teams

Golden State and Cleveland have met in the NBA Finals each of the last three years, with Oakland hosting two parades and Cleveland getting one. The news that the team would skip the invitation from President Donald Trump for the annual photo op wasn't much of a surprise, this after Warriors player Shaun Livingston went on record saying he meant to skip. Read More »

Wasteful Lions sing the Blues after 1st Tour loss

Alun Wyn Jones will lead the British & Irish Lions against the Crusaders on Saturday as the touring team look to bounce back from their midweek defeat to the Blues . "Connor Murray is probably one of the best box kickers in the world and then you've got Owen Farrell, who can kick a ball a mile". What is for certain, though, is the Lions must up their game immediately if they are to get back to winning ways, and a Farrell-Te'o solution may just be the ticket. Read More »

Watch Third Round From Erin Hills Online

Xander Schauffele had never made a bogey in the U.S. Open until the par-3 ninth hole at Erin Hills . There were 18 rounds in the 60s, starting with one for the record book. About all that might save Erin Hills from another onslaught was a forecast for the strongest wind of the week. Fleetwood and Harman still had most of their back nines to play as Thomas relaxed in the clubhouse and reflected on his record round. Read More »

Russian Federation start Confed Cup with a victory

Among the highlighted bets entering this contest sees SkyBet backing Russian Federation to win the game 2-0, while New Zealand is tipped to win 1-0. Russia's Denis Glushakov , top, chips the ball over New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic to score the opening goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russian Federation and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg st. Read More »

'Virat Kohli Smashes Pakistan', Fans Sing Ahead Of Final Clash


India won the toss and chose to field first in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval. Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket-keeper), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali , Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez , Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali , Mohammad Amir , Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan , Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman , Haris Sohail. Read More »

CT 2017: India Thrash South Africa To Enter Semi Finals


However, the senior batsman is expected back in time for the first of four Tests against England at Lord's starting on July 6 - a series de Villiers is set to miss as he takes a break from the longest global format. "When India were batting they took the pressure, created momentum and then just ran with it". "The pressure was built by the bowlers and that resulted in those breakthroughs (the run outs of AB de Villiers and David Miller) that we got on the field". Read More »

Harman leads US Open after Thomas shoots record low

The 117th U.S. Open was supposed to be a big hitter's major. The 21-year-old, who became the youngest victor of the prestigious Players Championship last month, added a four-under par 68 to his opening 69 and second-round 70 for a nine-under 207 total to stand three behind leader Brian Harman . Read More »

Confederations Cup opens with flashy artistic performance

On Saturday, Russia marched on toward hosting football's biggest party when the rehearsal tournament, the Confederations Cup , kicked off in the $750 million new stadium in Putin's native St. "I liked New Zealand's team but luckily we managed to cancel out their strengths and displayed ours, and that was the key to our win tonight", Cherchesov said . Read More »