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Sarfraz, Imad: Pakistanis to win an ICC final vs India

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In an exclusive interview to geo.tv, the Pakistan head coach said: "It is important that we play to our strengths, we gave too many chances to India in the earlier game". Tait admitted that Pakistan's performance in the tournament came as a surprise to him. Their confidence will be boosted by the return to fitness of main strike bowler Mohammad Amir , who missed the England match because of back spasms . Read More »

Casey has rough 14 hole, falls down leaderboard

But only for a couple minutes. PGA champion Jimmy Walker missed the cut as he continues to recover from Lyme Disease. There's just too much luck involved. His best finish was a tie for 37th a year ago at Oakmont. "Definitely not U.S. Open-like", Marc Leishman said. Bill Haas played bogey-free in his round of 68 and joined a group at 4-under 140 that included Harris English (69) and Marc Leishman (72). Read More »

Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

Published reports have indicated that Mueller is looking into whether Trump tried to obstruct justice. "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations", Rosenstein's full statement read . Read More »

Putin warns new sanctions will 'complicate' ties between Russian Federation and US

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But in a Senate panel Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned against passing a measure, saying it would make it more hard to improve U.S. Yet those penalties are melded with the Iran punishments. Though there's little dispute over Russia's interference in the election, questions remain over the goal and extent of the meddling. Rouhani is a political moderate who defeated a hard-line opponent. Read More »

Fowler leads on day of subpars and sobs

You've got 156 of the best players in the world here. "It's still golf, you've got to make some putts", said J.B. Holmes, who is one shot off the lead. "I'm sure mama's waiting for me to get home so I can help her out", Johnson said of his girlfriend, Paulina Gretzky. He might need one at this rate. Read More »

US Open at Erin Hills

Corey Conners, of Listowel, Ont., shot his second straight 76 to finish at eight-over par and miss the cut. He'll head home to spend time with his son, River Jones Johnson, who was born Monday. Reavie moved to 4-under 140, three shots back of the lead on a bunched-up leaderboard. Masters champion Sergio Garcia, who shot a 1-under 71, says "I think the greens are getting U.S. Read More »

Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard

Just look at the hole location sheet for the day's play on Friday; nearly all of them are hidden away near the edge of greens. In all, eight of the top 12 players in the world missed the cut, including Henrik Stenson , Alex Noren , Jon Rahm , Justin Rose and Adam Scott . Read More »

Holly Holm returns to winning ways with spectacular knock-out

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A third round knockout against former title contender Bethe Correia definitely did the trick as Holm returned to form on Saturday in Singapore . "I thought, 'I'm the one in here fighting and I'm going to pick the right shot'". The headline fight between the Bantamweight women started slowly with both women testing each other in a frustrating stalemate that lasted two rounds. Read More »

Stage set for wide open run at US Open title

Harman made six birdies and just one bogey en route to a five-under 67 on Saturday to get to 12 under for the week, the second lowest total in relation to par , trailing only Rory McIlroy's 14 under through the first 54 holes at Congressional in 2011. Read More »

McIlroy trying to make up ground at US Open

Thomas's 63 was remarkable given what might have been; he dropped shots on the 4th and 10th, before passing up a relatively simple eagle chance on the 15th. "It's a little bit of a different challenge than what we faced in U.S. Opens in the past". Coupled with that, my two experiences were drastically dissimilar, seeing the Masters during a practice round as a spectator, and being able to utilize the media area at Erin Hills during a competitive round. Read More »

Top three cut at Erin Hills in first for US Open

Eastern time from the opening tee. Meanwhile, we're watching the first U.S. Open since 1993 without either Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson . Three weeks ago, Kisner won the Dean & DeLuca (formerly the Colonial) for his second career victory, and already has six Top-10 finishes, including at such stout layouts as Pebble Beach (tie-10), Bay Hill (tie-second) and Muirfield Village (tie-sixth). Read More »

Johnson, McIlroy and Day miss US Open cut

He became the third defending U.S. Open champion to miss the cut in the last six years, and has now missed the weekend in the last three majors. The leaderboard is about as tightly packed as it gets going into the weekend however, with 34 players within five shots of the lead. Read More »

Koepka and Fowler pull clear at Erin Hills

With the afternoon wave several hours away , the early projected cut-line for the top 60 players and ties is one-over. Champ said a practice round with former British Open victor Louis Oosthuizen and four-times major victor McIlroy on Monday helped his confidence. Read More »

Fultz works out for 76ers, amid draft trade talks

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I'm truly blessed to be in this position . If the deal goes down, the Celtics would possess possibly two draft picks that could be in the ping-pong game in 2018 - the aforementioned Lakers pick and Brooklyn's selection, which could be the favorite to end up at No. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch National Basketball Association title

The Warriors never trailed in Games 1, 2 and 4. This deal with Iggy is only possible because Kevin Durant is willing to take the Non-Bird exception this offseason rather than a full max deal. But knowing Curry to be more of a team man than money man, he said he was willing to forego that wealth of a lifetime if only to keep the core of the Warriors intact. Read More »

Pakistan's Amir fit for Champions Trophy final

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The way they have been playing the last 10 months or so, everyone expected India to sail into the final. Furthermore, the two huge countries have an exceptionally tense relationship, with a religious divide (Hindu India, Muslim Pakistan ) and a long-running dispute over the sovereignty of Kashmir creating an extremely antagonistic situation which periodically threatens to escalate into full-blown war. Read More »

US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

The one-day breakout of the old Bob Hope tournament? "Someone has a very good chance of ending up with their first major tomorrow", Fowler said. I've got four weeks off now. McIlroy took some solace from his final six holes, four of which he birdied. It didn't matter at that point, because I was so far from the cut line. Read More »

Four players tied for US Open lead

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Last year's victor and world number one Johnson, who arrived late in Wisconsin after staying in California for the birth of his second child, added a one-over-par 73 to his opening 75 to finish on four-over 148, three off the cut line. When he strolled onto the first tee Saturday afternoon to shake hands and grab a few supplies, a young fan a few feet away leaned over the ropes and gasped as if Fowler had just walked on water. Read More »

Rory McIlroy, Jason Day miss US Open cut

That was Adam Hadwin's Friday at Erin Hills , where a double bogey at the penultimate hole dropped him off the first page of the U.S. Open leaderboard after two very good days. "There are a lot of things I could have done better today, obviously", McIlroy said. While McIlroy and former world number one Jason Day missed the cut, amateur Cameron Champ - who turned 22 on Thursday - and Xander Schauffele were unlikely contenders on five under par , alongside Players Championship victor ... Read More »

Watch ENG vs NZ, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 online streaming on Hotstar

England , who were soundly beaten by the Black Caps at the 2015 World Cup, dismissed New Zealand for 223 to win by 87 runs as Liam Plunkett claimed 4-55 and fellow seamer Jake Ball and leg-spinner Adil Rashid snared two wickets apiece. Together with Ross Taylor (39), Williamson stitched 95 runs for the third wicket to keep New Zealand in the hunt. "I think we proved that in Leeds after what happened in Manchester". Read More »

Four-way tie for lead at the US Open

The four-way tie was the most after two rounds in a U.S. Open since Winged Foot in 1974, back when the names were more familiar for a major - Raymond Floyd , Arnold Palmer , Gary Player and Hale Irwin , who went on to win his first major. Read More »

Root confident England can win 2019 World Cup

Mortaza added: "Obviously we have been disappointed, especially in India T20 World Cup we couldn't go through". He confirmed that, despite their setback, England's long-term ambition to win the 2019 World Cup remains on track. We did prepare like we were going to play on a used wicket. Barney Ronay of The Guardian says it was a return to the bad old days: "For all the talk of adrenal new eras and white-hot modernity it was the old uncertainty batting first against nagging bowling on ... Read More »

Pak Mob Attacks Sourav with Finals Coming Up

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It is surprising that two matches of different sports will be taking place on the same day and in the same city between Pakistan and India . Indian cricket team opener Shikhar Dhawan at training. India won the last encounter, the finals of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. In their last three matches, they have taken 28 wickets and their economy rate has dropped to 4.46, after they had leaked 6.64 runs per over against India . Read More »

Six-way tie atop US Open leaderboard

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They were three shots clear of anyone else. Casey's opening 66 had left him a shot off the pace and he swiftly joined Rickie Fowler in the lead with a birdie from close range on the 11th, his second hole of the day, only to bogey the next and run up a triple-bogey on the 14th. Read More »

Warriors to Do 'Whatever it Takes' to Re-Sign Stephen Curry

I predicted that Golden State would beat Cleveland in five games. So it's reasonable to expect James to populate the trophy case at Quicken Loans Arena. If you're vying for a higher salary, don't focus on how much your colleague might be making . LeBron James and Miami Heat were better than him, Westbrook and Harden. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan stun England to reach final

Mickey Arthur's side will now face either India or Bangladesh on Sunday's final. It seemed Pakistani batsmen were batting on a different pitch during the chase as they cruised to complete the target in 37.1 overs, after openers Azhar Ali (76 off 100) and Fakhar Zaman (57 off 58) provided a flawless start. Read More »

Russia delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

President Vladimir Putin will attend Saturday's Group A opener in Saint Petersburg's Krestovsky Stadium between Russian Federation and Oceania champions New Zealand . And Samoura said that 480,000 tickets had already been sold - 60 percent of the overall total. He described that number as usual for such a tournament. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Sarfraz powers shaky Pakistan to semis

Pakistan could face arch-rivals India in Sunday's final at the Oval if the title-holders beat Bangladesh in Thursday's second semi-final at Edgbaston. The way he tricked Morgan by forcing him to play an outside ball and edging towards the wicketkeeper was the Oppo Moment of the match. But within touching distance of a first global 50-over title after three victories in the group stage, they crumbled limply to 211 all out and the bowlers failed to fire as Pakistan strolled to their ... Read More »

Virat Kohli: India will be neither arrogant nor 'intimidated' against Pakistan

And as, we all know, the match between these two countries is much beyond the game. I mean the pressure on our bowlers and the pressure of keeping up with the run- rate on the scoreboard. In some ways, Pakistan were fortunate to be involved in the competition at all. "And there will be days, when you score a zero and you feel great on the day as you have won a game of cricket". Read More »

Sunday with double dose as Pakistan faces India in Cricket and Hockey

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However, he failed to score as he hit the right pole. "When things don't go well - and, unfortunately, for Virat as for anyone else, things don't always go well - he falls back on his intense commitment and works ever harder until he turns the corner and meets the excessively high expectations", concluded de Villiers. Read More »

Mutko: Russia ready to host FIFA Confederations Cup

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With Wednesday marking exactly one year until the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, the hype - and genuine fan interest - has started to ramp up, fanned by such eye-catching moments as Michael Bradley's out-of-nowhere strike for the US against Mexico in the last qualifier. Read More »

FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia

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The team on Friday took part in their first training session since arriving in Sochi , where they will face heavyweights Germany on Monday (1am Tuesday AEST), with the team eager to get on with the business of the competition. In addition to being an idol, Ronaldo also serves as a mentor for the talented young forward. "We can not confirm the position expressed by Human Rights Watch ", he said. Read More »

Lions captain Warburton casts doubt over role in opening All Blacks Test

Following the much-needed and morale-boosting win over the Crusaders , the British and Irish Lions are in Dunedin to face the Highlanders - Super Rugby champions as recently as 2015. 10. "But there's three Tests to get selected for, so it's not the be all and end all with the first one". We have Rory Best , Iain Henderson , O'Brien, Henshaw and Payne watching that First Test, in Auckland, in their civvies but two weeks is a long time in sport. Read More »