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2nd Semi Final match - Summary


Hasan has bounced back from that onslaught by taking three wickets from each of his next three games, including 3-35 at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday as Pakistan thrashed England by eight wickets in the semifinals. His figures are the best for a Pakistan bowler in one edition of the Champions Trophy. Morgan is the only survivor in England's now much-admired white-ball team from the one Collingwood led to this country's only global trophy to date - at the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010. Read More »

Lions coach Gatland rails at New Zealand 'blocking'


Warren Gatland has been forced to defend his decision to call up six players to his British and Lions squad. Gatland was accused of devaluing the shirt in deeming England's tourists in Argentina and Ireland's in Japan to require too much travel time to join the touring party. Read More »

Champions League glory a huge step for Madrid youngster Asensio


Ronaldo's second goal in the game - a cross from Luka Modric which he finished superbly from a tight angle - was the 600th goal of his career. Ronaldo is however a player who will always divide opinion and it is maybe no surprise that the supporters of Real Madrid's arch rivals have found a reason to criticise him. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight confirmed


Mayweather, at the age of 40, will also be the much older competitor in this bout against a 28 year-old McGregor in his prime. The contest, nearly certain to be the biggest grossing event in boxing history, was confirmed on Wednesday and is set to take place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on August 26 . Read More »

United target Dier will cost £50 million


Having impressed at White Hart Lane since joining in 2014 the 23-year-old has become a target for other clubs. And the Mail also reports that Tottenham are unwilling to put a price on Eric Dier , despite interest from United. 'It was very hard to negotiate but, at the end of the day, we got it through and, ever since he joined us, he's had a fantastic career '. The England global could reportedly even be used as a makeweight in a potential swap deal for apparent Mourinho target Eric ... Read More »

Real Madrid need you: Zidane to Ronaldo


There are not many teams that could afford the 32-year-old's services, with many feeling that only United and Paris Saint-Germain could realistically sign him if he decides to leave Madrid . As a president you can't do anything other than let him go and get the best deal possible. "Not because they can't pay the money but because they need to offer him the possibility of winning titles and personal awards", he added. Read More »

Canadian Henderson tames strong winds for fourth LPGA win


Henderson has a solid lead over South Korean Hur Mi-Jung (66), Spaniard Carlota Ciganda (64) and Lexi Thompson of the USA in the US$2 million (RM8.55 million) LPGA Tour event. "This morning (my Dad) said, 'Do it for me, ' so this is definitely for him", said Henderson of her father. It is what it is. "It was really tough (Sunday)", Henderson said. Read More »

Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller

That timely intervention, just moments after two free-kicks by Leigh Griffiths had taken Scotland to the verge of a first win in this fixture in 17 years, maintained England's unbeaten qualifying campaign at the top of Group F. We've got to take the finish. "It's probably a similar scenario to October, where Jordan Henderson captained the team in the first game and was starting the second". Read More »

Pakistan Defeat India To Win Champions Trophy

Credit to Pakistan . They outplayed us. Fakhar responded with two overs of circumspection and then two more which brought him three fours and two sixes as he suddenly put his foot down against India's two specialist spinners on his way to a century, which arrived when he swept Ravi Ashwin ferociously to the fence again. Read More »

Keller leads Charleston to 3-0 win over Columbia


They started by playing the infamous clip of Tebow crying after Florida's loss to Alabama in the 2009 SEC Championship Game. The RiverDogs' offense came alive in the sixth inning to wrap up the first half on a high note, claiming a 5-1 victory to take the series over the Columbia Fireflies on Sunday afternoon at Joe Riley Park in front of another sellout crowd of 6,557 fans. Read More »

Michael Hussey warns India about Pakistan's 'surprise factor'

Two dot balls folllow as Jadeja ups his length, but then he drifts down the leg side - that is a bad ball on a day studded with bad balls - and is swept to the fine leg boundary for four more. Rajdeep Sardesai, a well known name in Indian media industry, took to his official Twitter handle to share the picture of MS Dhoni and Sarfraz Ahmed's son and wrote: "A nice pic ahead of the Champions Trophy finals". Read More »

Gatland drafts in reserves for Lions; Donald to lead Chiefs


Gatland has dismissed mid-week losses to the Auckland and Blues and Otago Highlanders as part of a learning process with winning the Test series the goal starting with the first Test in Auckland next Saturday. The Lions held a 12-10 lead at the break courtesy of four Halfpenny penalties but they were guilty of too many indiscretions under pressure themselves, something that Gatland said they had eliminated in the second half. Read More »

Fakhar, Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India

However, from the very next ball, Kohli was squared up and athletically held at point by Shadab Khan, before Shikhar Dhawan edged behind. Earlier, Pakistan made 338 for four after losing the toss with opener Fakhar Zaman's 114 his maiden one-day worldwide hundred in just his fourth match at this level. Read More »

Hamilton Closes Gap In Formula One Championship Race


At the third corner, Romain Grosjean, and Carlos Sainz got into a tangle, resulting in Sainz's Toro Rosso spearing across the track, clipping the Williams of Felipe Massa and hitting the wall. With him winning the Canadian championship for the sixth time, Hamilton edged closer to legendary Formula One driver Michael Schumacher , who conquered the Canadian circuit a record seven times. Read More »

Cavaliers' star LeBron James embraces the bald look


The down-on-its-luck city that always seems to take a back seat to San Francisco gets to celebrate Thursday in a parade and rally for the beloved hometown team and its second National Basketball Association title in three years. What is the future for Kerr, who had to take time off during the NBA Finals because of lingering back problems? Golden State Warriors fans are using the word dynasty to describe this year's championship team. Read More »

Koepka wins US Open Title


Open with one Ryder Cup appearance under his belt, and three top-five finishes in majors. It left him with four strokes to spare over runners-up Brian Harman and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama , with Tommy Fleetwood a shot further back alone in fourth. Read More »

Ward retains titles with TKO win

Kovalev starts off with a big flurry of short body punches. He said he has been working with a Russian Olympic biathlon coach. But Ward has smart defensive skills and should be able to avoid Kovalev's punishing left hooks. Andre Ward landed a clean counter right hand to the chin of Kovalev which had the boxer nicknamed "Krusher" visibly shaken. Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) vowed he would leave no doubt this time around and he didn't, stopping Kovalev in the eighth round to win their ... Read More »

Penguins return home as betting favourites for Game 5


Even Games 3 and 4 Nashville haven't been especially competitive, with the Predators winning by scores of 5-1 and 4-1, respectively. Perhaps more prominently, it centers on Malkin, who has 26 points in the postseason but only two in his past five games and none since Game 2 of the Final. Read More »

Russian Federation scores wild first goal vs. New Zealand at 2017 Confederations Cup

With three points, Russian Federation will next face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in Moscow on Wednesday. With President Vladimir Putin in attendance and 44,000 tickets sold, today's Confederations Cup opener will give Russian Federation the chance to show off its preparations for next year's World Cup despite concerns over stadium security and infrastructure. Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak

Pakistan outplayed India in all three departments of the game. They were eventually dismissed for 158 in reply to Pakistan's 338 for four, which featured Fakhar Zaman's 114, the left-handed opener's maiden one-day global hundred coming in just his fourth match at this level. Read More »

Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5


Hinch said. Altuve managed to put twos across the board with a homer and Correa had a hit with a run. Altuve had an RBI double, and Brian McCann and Beltran followed with sacrifice flies. No need to remember your password or log in, just click. Bogaerts now has four home runs this season - by this time past year he had nine - but even without going deep almost as often, his OPS is better still than it was last season when he won his second straight Silver Slugger at a deep shortstop ... Read More »

Four possible destinations should Cristiano Ronaldo actually quit Real Madrid

Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russian Federation with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the offshore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain. Real Madrid said on Thursday that they were confident the Portuguese forward had acted legally. It remains to be seen how many Chinese clubs will be able to afford his transfer fee now. Read More »

Moreno's header saves Mexico on a mixed day for Ronaldo, Chicharito

The second half started in a similarly cautious vein as the first, but came to life in the latter stages, with defender Cedric giving Portugal the lead on 86 minutes after Mexico failed to clear the danger in their box. On Friday, a source close to Ronaldo revealed the Real Madrid forward wants to leave Spain. Portugal regained the lead in the 86th minute through Cedric Soares' first senior global goal but Moreno's 91st minute header off the post ensured both nations shared ... Read More »

Russian Federation relieved after passing first World Cup test

The hosts now take on Portugal on Wednesday, with Fernando Santos' men taking on Mexico in their Group A opener on Sunday. New Zealand did force Igor Akinfeev into a couple of relatively easy early saves, but Russian Federation took control of the match in the 31st minute. Read More »

Champions Trophy : India bowl against Pakistan in final


Hassan Ali was in sublime form in the tournament when he displayed excellent variation, picked up wickets consistently and in crucial phases during Pakistan's successful journey in the competition, which had started with a 124 runs drubbing at hands of India at Edgbaston on 4 June. Read More »

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell


So what's the latest on the summer's surprise transfer story, how likely is it to happen, and why has the news come out now? Several sources are claiming that the 32-year-old wants out of Madrid for various reasons, including their lack of support regarding his tax fraud matter and disunity in the dressing room. Read More »

Why Ronaldo Wants To Leave Real Madrid

Meanwhile, Mexico forward Raul Jimenez, who plays his club football in Portugal with Benfica, is confident his team-mates can keep Ronaldo quiet at the Kazan Arena. However, advisors close to Ronaldo reportedly believe a fee closer to £131 million will be enough to sign the player and give him the "fresh challenge" he craves, per Jason Burt of the Sunday Telegraph . Read More »

America's Cup Day 1: Two Wins But Plenty to Improve

However, it was day two to the Kiwis again, with Emirates Team New Zealand recording two more back-to-back victories over the Defenders of the America's Cup , putting themselves three - zero up in the first-to-seven series that will determine the victor of the 35th America's Cup . Read More »

Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again

No Michigan-native driver has ever won a Cup Series race at Michigan . He didn't win it easy either, as he had to hold off every move Kyle Busch threw at him in the final few laps. Elliott was second in both MI races previous year, and again this time . Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson round out the Top 5 as both have a win here in the last two years and each has two Top 5's. Read More »

Bummer buddies: Roomies Fowler, Thomas fizzle at US Open

Open record in relation to par at 16 under . One of golf's biggest hitters, Koepka also demonstrated he has a touch with the putter rolling in a monster 41-foot birdie putt at the eighth to reach the turn at three-under for the day and 14-under overall, in sight of his first major title. Read More »

Andy Murray's march continues in Kei Nishikori fight back

Andy Murray reached his fourth consecutive French Open semi-final with a four sets victory over Kei Nishikori in Paris on Wendesday. Former Wimbledon victor Goran Ivanisevic has also been impressed by Murray's revival. "When we changed ends at 1-0 he told me, 'You're playing too slowly.' And then my second service game I got the warning". "He's always a tough guy to play against". Read More »

Celtics turning attention away from Markelle Fultz after swapping picks


Fultz would add another dynamic ballhandler to the Sixers' backcourt, which already includes Simmons, who the team plans to use as the point guard. Markelle Fultz is expected by many to be the No. The Celtics would land the Lakers pick only if it's in the 2-5 range. It would be a fair certainty that Philadelphia will be conveying either their own first-rounder in 2018 or the one in the same draft they acquired from the Lakers . Read More »