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World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title

Pakistan play their "home" matches in UAE and Sunday's 180-run win against defending champions India was a flawless platform to send a strong message to the government in New Delhi. Pakistan celebrate after winning ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed said after the match, "We played like we had nothing to lose, now we are champions".

Amir, Fakhar star as Pakistan rout India for Champions Trophy title

Or will it be the slick, skilled side who hammered England by eight wickets in the semi-finals, with Hasan Ali , the competition's leading wicket-taker, spearheading a brilliant bowling effort as the previously unbeaten tournament hosts were dismissed for just 211 before the likes of Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman helped knock off the runs in dashing style? Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman (114) hit his maiden ODI hundred after being caught off a no-ball in the innings' fourth over , ...

Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title

Brian Harman said it himself on Sunday night outside the clubhouse at Erin Hills. China's Li Haotong, who on Friday became the first player from mainland China to make the cut at a major, bombed out of contention with a 10-over-par 82. Open. Matsuyama has two holes left, compared to six for Koepka and seven for Harman. The former world No. 1 shot a three-under 69 in his final round Sunday, going into the clubhouse in a tie for 38th place and 13 shots off the lead.

Pakistan outclass England to reach final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

The next major world tournament is the 2019 World Cup , also hosted in England . As the world's eighth-ranked team reaches the final of the ICC Champions Trophy , hopes to continue to rise that Pakistan can pull off the most dramatic of wins at the Oval on Sunday.

Thomas burns up Erin Hills with record score

Thomas broke Johnny Miller's record for best U.S. Open round by shooting a 9-under 63, which moved him to 11 under par. "The setup is more like a tough tour event than a U.S. He might need one at this rate. Johnson withdrew from the Masters after injuring his back in a fall and didn't arrive at Erin Hills until Tuesday because his fiancee gave birth to their second child.

Canterbury Crusaders preparing for tough encounter against Lions

True to his word, British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland will give the final 11 players of his 41-man squad a starting role for Saturday's clash with the Crusaders . Replacements: Ben Funnell, Wyatt Crockett, Michael Ala'alatoa, Quinten Strange, Jed Brown, Mitchell Drummond, Mitchell Hunt, Tim Bateman. That may be why Gatland has made a decision to play Farrell as an out-and-out 10, despite the Saracens playmaker starring for England over the last 18 months at inside centre.

Pacquiao: Patronizing Mayweather-McGregor fight up to fans

However, that means McGregor vs. Mayweather would need to take in nearly double the $600 million the American's fight with Manny Pacquiao made - dubbed " the richest night in sports history". White also said he thinks McGregor could get as much as $75 million. "We have actually tapped into the audience that doesn't really follow either sport", said Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president of Showtime Sports.

Day done, McIlroy also likely to miss US Open cut

Open golf tournament at Erin Hills, Erin June 14, 2017. And for all the birdies and blunders at Erin Hills, the most compelling image Friday came from the parking lot, where one star after another left town after missing the cut. "I don't really care", he said. "When you look at the USGA championships, by and large just about any way you look at, they're the most important championships not only in the USA but in the world", Mike Davis, USGA executive director/CEO, said earlier this year.

US OPEN: It's a great day for scoring at Open

Thomas goes into the final round tied for second and one shot behind leader Brian Harman . Thomas picked up another shot at the 12th and then regained a share of the lead at eight-under thanks to the first of two outrageously good three-wood shots.

Stage set for wide open run at US Open title

The highlight of a round which included nine birdies and two bogeys was a magnificent eagle-three on the par-five 18th. I got off to a pretty good start, which I really haven't done yet, so that was nice. While Fowler still has ground to make up, he was pleased with a strong finish that saw him pick up strokes with three birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th.

Francona feeling better, expected to manage Indians game

He was in Wednesday's night lineup and batting ninth for the second game of the three-game series against the Indians . Cody Bellinger continued his outstanding rookie season with two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning off Andrew Miller .

Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open

It's just a matter that this is one of the four majors in a year, and this is a US Open. He did it by using an unusual amount of oomph to separate from an unusually crowded crowd. JT had three bogeys and two pars in his first five holes and went on to miss a ton of greens en route to a 75. Haas carded only two bogeys across the final three rounds and was locked in from tee-to-green, hitting 84 percent of his fairways and 81 percent of greens in regulation.

Portugal boss says VAR not working well after disallowed goal vs. Mexico

New Zealand are at the bottom of the group with no points. Portugal coach Fernando Santos said it was not the performance he expected from his team. But with just moments remaining in the encounter, Hector Moreno nodded home the equaliser to earn a hard-fought 2-2 draw for Mexico . Mexico's all-time top scorer grabbed his 48th worldwide goal from 93 appearances after some awful defending by Portugal .

Arnold Palmer's 1960 US Open win honored at Erin

Below Harman on 12 under, three players are tied on 11 under - Thomas, Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood. After turning in the best round ever at a U.S. "But good shots will still prevail, if you hit them". He also could become the first left-hander to win a U.S. Open. "Everybody knows that it's a cliche, but you really do have to stay in the present tense".

Bauer, bats lead Indians past Twins 5-2 for 4-game sweep

The Indians are 7-0 in their last 7 Sunday games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 5-2 in Bauers last 7 starts vs. Minnesota is now in 2nd place in the division. "It's not even summer yet", Molitor said. "I don't think people necessarily understood the way I intended it, but that's the way it goes". "Somehow you've got to get past it, learn from it.

Pakistan's path to Champions Trophy glory

The Pakistanis, who were handed 124-run thrashing at the hands of the same opponents in the group stage, scripted a wonderful turnaround story, as they came back from the brink of elimination form the early stages, to do their fair bit of giantkilling.

Small margins can be massive in cricket: Virat Kohli

India won the toss and opted to bowl against their arch-rivals Pakistan in the high-octane final of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval here on Sunday. "Small margins can be massive but we've only lost a game of cricket, we need to move forward and learn from our mistakes". "That was an aberration".

Thomas shoots 63, but Harman leads after Round 3

As good as that round was, Thomas has not run away with the tournament. That means players must adjust their gameplans after spending the first three rounds playing with a southwest breeze. "Someone could get out there early and shoot a low score". Reed, a fiery member of the US Ryder Cup team, said he had benefited from taking a more relaxed approach to the major.

#CT17 Final: India win toss, bowl first

What are the chances that India will defend their trophy smooth as they've been throughout the tournament? They piled up 338 for four, with Fakhar Zaman making a dashing 114 - the left-handed opener s maiden hundred in just his fourth match at this level since a debut in Pakistan s group-stage win over South Africa.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final

Earlier, Pakistan made 338 for four after losing the toss with opener Fakhar ZamanĀ“s 114 his maiden one-day worldwide hundred in just his fourth match at this level. Amir's removal of Shikhar Dhawan in an opening spell of 6-2-16-3 left India searching for triage, which was never applied. Pakistan appeared to be cruising to victory during this Asia Cup clash in Bangladesh when they needed 11 off the last 10 balls with four wickets in hand to overtake India's 245 for eight.

Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in final

India had a disappointing day with both the bat and the ball, as Pakistan completely dominated the match. "Congratulations to Team Pakistan on their great performance in winning #CT17 And how wonderful to watch Fakhar's raw talent in action", Pakistan cricket great Imran Khan tweeted.

Eric Decker and Titans agree to one-year deal

As he did previous year, Titans coach Mike Mularkey made Thursday's final day of mini-camp a fun one, with some competition that allowed players to get out of another day of work. It's similar to a draft (visit), when you do the top-30 visits, it's a similar situation. Decker spent his first four seasons with the Broncos before joining the Jets in 2014.

Murray sweeps past Khachanov into French Open quarters

But Svitolina, who needed treatment on her back at the start of the third set, broke and soon won on her second match point, when Martic hit a backhand into the net. "Actually I'm very bad with the memories", Nishikori said. And last year's beaten finalist was not to let the opportunity slip, despite an opening game break, to once again blitz his way to six games and take his place in the last four where Warwinka stands in the way of a second Roland Garros final.

Birdies, bogeys and the eagle in Justin Thomas' 63

Open that are stress-free", Fowler said. TOMMY FLEETWOOD joined in a record-breaking scoring spree at Erin Hills to give himself a great chance to land the US Open title. "I think the biggest thing is not getting ahead of yourself". It's not going to be an easy day, for sure. I've been there a handful of times and had some good finishes.

Kohli impressed by Pakistan turnaround

Loves because it brings extra excitement to their lives and dreads because the thought of losing is too much to bear. "Imperfecto" says "we can't keep calm", while "After Stories" concludes that, "Nothing can be more important than when India is playing Pakistan " (to boot, they're also willing to offer unlimited liquor at Rs 999).

Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

We know these days that possession of the ball is the most important thing. The same two players combined not long afterwards as Ronaldo played a delightful backheel to his teammate but the Besiktas attacker shot wide. "Of course it would be a dream to win it", Ronaldo said in January, since when he has powered Madrid to glory both in La Liga and in the Champions League .

Troubled Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

The Indomitable Lions, who reached the final in 2003, surprised everyone by winning the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon at the turn of the year, while Chile won back-to-back Copa America crowns in the last two years and are spearheaded by Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.

England win second rugby Test in Argentina

England's Piers Francis celebrates his try with teammate Marland Yarde. The first Sanchez penalty was initially ruled wide by the assistant referees only for the decision to be reversed when the television match official was consulted. "With Tom Curry, we are just looking after him a bit". I thought Robshaw and Brown were absolutely exceptional. The experienced campaigners have still got what it takesLargely through necessity, Jones ended up with the ideal balance of youth and experience ...

Jose Mourinho keen on Cristiano Ronaldo transfer for Manchester United

Madrid released a statement backing their star, asking for justice to be done "so that his innocence can be proven as soon as possible". Stunning reports from Ronaldo's native Portugal claimed this morning that the 32-year-old had chose to leave Real Madrid .

Ronaldo ready to quit Spanish football over tax probe, according to reports

Portugal players practice drills during an official training session at the Rubin Training Ground in Kazan, Russia, on Friday, June 16, 2017. "I stand by Ronaldo's character and integrity, both as a man and as an athlete", said Santos, who coached Ronaldo when the player was a teenager in Portugal before leaving to play for Manchester United .

I couldn't have defeated Nadal at French Open, reckons Federer

Along with a historic win, he also gained a total of 15 Grand Slam trophies, moving Pete Sampras at the second position. Rewind the tape all the way back to-sheesh-April 2, the date of Roger Federer's last professional tennis match, a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Rafael Nadal to win the Miami Open.

Mohammad Amir fit for Champs Trophy final

But, interestingly, there are some striking similarities between the two finals. I am already preparing for the win. From the pride point of view you can never forget such games. However, they lost their way with part-timer Kedar Jadhav taking wickets of both the batsmen and put the brakes on the Bangladeshi scoring. "Since that match, every game has virtually been a knock-out game for it".

Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in six global outings since coming off injured in the Euro final, but Mexico - winners of the Confederations Cup in 1999 - are confident they can stop him. Host Russia, ranked 63rd in the world, opens Group A play on Saturday against New Zealand in St. Petersburg. "The only thing I can say about that is that he is motivated, focused on the national team and encouraging us to win the tournament", said AC Milan striker Andre Silva in a news conference on Friday.

Portugal-Mexico highlights: Ronaldo's brilliance sets opening goal in Confederations Cup

Ronaldo has scored 18 goals in his last 11 matches , including two in Portugal's 3-0 win at Latvia in a European World Cup qualifier last week, the team's last match before the Confederations Cup opener against Mexico . 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".

Thomas makes charge up US Open leaderboard

Open course that I'm familiar with the way it was set up". "This went totally against the tradition of the U.S. Open". Tommy Fleetwood will try to block out thoughts of the "life-changing" effect of becoming the second English victor in five years in Sunday's final round of the US Open .