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Costa: I am not in Conte's plans

June 11 Plucky Macedonia gave Spain a tough test in their World Cup Group G qualifier in Skopje on Sunday but despite a superb goal from Stefan Ristovski the Spaniards still ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from David Silva and Diego Costa . Read More »

Green keeps rivalry going during Warriors celebration


Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy as his team and its fans celebrated the National Basketball Association championship with a victory parade. When Lebron played for the Miami Heat, there sometimes would be talk that Carmelo Anthony would join him there. Playing for any other team nearly doesn't make sense right now. Read More »

India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal


India eased past Bangladesh to enter the finals while Pakistan got the better of better fancied England in their semi-final clash. The aggression ever present while on the field was distinctly absent. To focus on such factors might well be negative, however, and one of the key changes in Pakistan's outlook since that first match is increased positivity. Read More »

Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in final

He, however, scored a fantastic 52-ball 63 against Sri Lanka; albeit for a losing cause. "You have to maintain a balance and then focus on what you need to do on the field". In fact, if reports are to be believed, around Rs 2,000 crore will be on stake for Sunday's Champion's Trophy final, according to estimates by the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF). Read More »

India favourites against Pakistan: Saha


And the question millions of cricket fans around the world , possibly even a billion, are all asking is 'which Pakistan will turn up?'. I was a part of that match . Amir , however, has once again become a mainstay of the Pakistan team since returning to the side early in 2016, appearing in 47 of the team's 57 matches across all global formats following his comeback. Read More »

Lions jerseys should be awarded 'on merit' - Thomas

It's close , the fans get close to it, it's normally a great place to play ". Gatland said the rotations are about the big picture. They would have seen the ease at which New Zealand dispatched Samoa on Friday evening, their try-scoring ability and ruthlessness of first phase. Read More »

US Open snippets from third round at Erin Hills

He missed the cut at last year's PGA and withdrew from this year's Masters after falling down a staircase. While Erin Hills was still not playing as hard as many past U.S. Johnson has now missed the cut in consecutive events just four times in the last 18 months. He never would have guessed it. "And just unfortunately, this didn't pan out". Read More »

Warriors to do 'whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry

The Warriors won 73 games last season. The Warriors won 67 games even though Durant missed six weeks late in the regular season. A year ago, these Warriors fell short after a record-setting season that included a 24-0 start and 73 victories at the end to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' wins mark. Read More »

Patrick Reed sparkles with 65 in US Open third round

Open at Erin Hills , and from the merchandise tent to the actual tournament itself, some worked to make it a weekend devoted to dad. Thomas admitted that as he walked up the 18th fairway Saturday afternoon, he wasn't aware that he was on the verge of history. Read More »

Justin Thomas sets Open scoring record with 9-under 63

Thomas broke the U.S. Open record for low round in relation to par . There were 18 rounds in the 60s on Saturday. As dominant as Woods was, he never reached 10-under par until the final round. Only twice has anyone finished that low in a U.S. Open. He failed to get up-and-down from behind the 17th green, and then he three-putted from 40 feet on the final hole to finish at 8-under 272. Read More »

US Open social round-up: Record-breaker Thomas steals show, holes incredible putt

What would winning the U.S. Open do for him? There are 15 players within seven strokes, so it's still a wide open tournament. "I know I'm going to be nervous, I just need to harness that as best I can". Harman is playing in just his eighth major, and it's only the third time he has made the cut. What's more, this course had seemed a ideal match for the considerable skills of No. Read More »

Thomas sets Open mark with 9-under 63; Harman leads

Open held by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, who each shot 7-under 63 at Baltusrol in 1980. Brian Harman finished the day at 12 under, then surmised, "I'd have about a 10-shot lead in most Opens". "But I'm looking forward to getting the job done". When the cut came out on Friday, Erin Hills was shaping up as the Conspicuous by Their Absence Open. Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India to field first against Pakistan


I don't see any relevance of the first game in the final. "Everyone is aware of the kind of talent Pakistan have in their team ". A source told The Asian Age, "Ever since modern technology has kicked in, people have stopped using personal bookies and started placing their bets online". Read More »

Looming expansion draft turns up trade chatter around National Hockey League

There's also an "expansion draft signing moratorium" for everyone except Vegas, but the trade freeze is most likely to generate some interesting moments today. Instead, the Knights would pick from forward Matt Calvert, defenseman Ryan Murray and center William Karlsson. Tomas Plekanec has one year left on a contract that pays him $6 million, which is probably too much for the Knights. Read More »

Champions Trophy Final: Punters peg India as favorite


India versus Pakistan for the Champions Trophy is always something that excites fans from both sides of the border and it will be interesting to see how Pakistan approach this particular match considering they already got drubbed in the group stage. Read More »

Rs 2000 cr bets expected on India-Pak final

Pakistan have not played a Test match at home since 2009 because of security issues and South Africa-born Arthur said: "I just know it'll mean a massive amount to them". "We've practised the same way from the first day we came here". "Defeat at Edgbaston is a history now, we have moved so far since then and now we are in the final of the tournament". Read More »

Fleetwood, Harman trade birdies at 15 at US Open

Harman, who is looking to become only the fourth player to win the Junior Amateur and the U.S. Open , said he was pleased with his performance on Saturday. Casey shot a 3-over 75 on Saturday to drop to eight shots back behind Harman. The 24-year-old bumped fists with his playing partner, Jonathan Randolph, and strolled off the green. Read More »

Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match

After addressing the crowd at the end of another dismal opening ceremony, Putin sat back alongside Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino and expected to be entertained. Poloz had a penalty claim turned down when he rounded Marinovic and went to ground, with referee Wilmar Roldan receiving no help from the video assistant - while Georgiy Dzhikiya's powerful strike was pushed wide by the keeper. Read More »

Fleetwood pictures changed life with Open win

Asked if he would have been able to recover from such a mistake earlier in his career, Casey added: "In my good seasons, yes, but there have been times when I struggled, so probably not!" With the likes of Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy , Jason Day and Jordan Spieth missing the cut at the U.S. Read More »

Thomas makes US Open history with stunning 63 at Erin Hills


The 26-year old Reed was 125/1 to win the U.S. Open heading into Round 3 and while he has plenty of work to do sitting four shots back, the Superbook has improved his odds to 25/1. Open titles. He finished at 12-under 272, the first player to complete a U.S. Open double digits under par. Fleetwood had been tied for the lead after birdies on the first, eighth, 12th, 14th and 15th, only to bogey the last after following up a poor pitch by putting his birdie attempt off the green. Read More »

La Porsche N.1 leader arrêtée, en passe d'abandonner — Heures du Mans


Automobile: 24 heures du Mans , à partir du samedi 17 juin en direct sur France 2 et France 3 à 14h50. Vers 23h30 débute une longue série de galères pour les prototypes favoris. Au Mans, c'est 24 heures et c'est une autre affaire! André Lotterer a un problème de pression d'huile. Les choses risquent en partie de rentrer dans l'ordre au niveau hiérarchique car la Porsche N.2 ne se trouve plus qu'à cinq tours de la deuxième place. Read More »

Justin Thomas sets US Open record with 9-under 63


The third round was filled with low scores - more players finished under par than in any other round in U.S. Open history - including a record-breaking performance by Justin Thomas . He then backed it up with a second-round 64 and holds the tour scoring records for 36, 54 and 72 holes. Nick Rogness felt as nervous as anyone at the U.S. Read More »

Day 3 at the US Open: How locals fared Saturday


Seven under led after round one and seven under leads after round two, with the weather expected at the weekend , seven under would probably win the tournament. Stricker improved by a stroke even though Erin Hills showed a few more teeth than it had in Thursday's opening round. Of the five other players who shot a 63 in the third round at a major, none went on to win. Read More »

Andy Murray's march continues in Kei Nishikori fight back


But I played one of my best clay-court matches to get the win. The 30-year-old has won eight of their 10 previous meetings, most recently at the ATP World Tour Finals last November. Murray was tipped to seal the US Open title in 2016 after winning the Wimbledon and an Olympic Gold medal but Nishikori stunned the Briton in an intense five-set match. Read More »

Pakistan's Amir fit for final against India


Former chief selector said his anger was due to Sarfraz's refusal to dedicate the victory against Sri Lanka to batting legend Javed Miandad, who was celebrating his birthday on that day, because he criticised the team too much. "Obviously, if you reach the finals you have to play some good cricket and credit to them, they've turned around things for themselves really well". Read More »

India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli

Despite the enormity of the occasion, and the fanfare around it, the two teams tried to play it down, Kohli in particular. The match between the two Asian neighbours will start at 15.00 IST. Pakistan , however, have not played a single game at The Oval , where the average first-innings score since the 2015 World Cup is 293; 300-plus scores are far more frequent there than at Edgbaston and Cardiff. Read More »

Tommy Fleetwood pictures changed life with US Open win

After a distinguished amateur career that included victories at the 2009 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play and 2010 English Amateur, Fleetwood's first win on the European Tour came in 2013. But for years the U.S. Open has been the one tournament fans relied on to watch the world's best golfers be roughed up and spat out like weekend duffers. Read More »

Kane to the rescue


The Liverpool midfielder was close to claiming an assist in the first half when he teed up Harry Kane , who failed to connect, and then forced a save from the goalkeeper at his near post after a clever turn and strike. "So these memories will be with me - I will look at the players and tell them you have to keep coming back and taking knocks like that". "We have to be a team that are never beaten". Read More »

Champions Trophy: India beat Pakistan by 124 runs


In a match that saw multiple delays due to rain, Pakistan were set a revised target of 289 in 41 overs. Chasing a hard, revised target was always going to be a steep test for Pakistan's batting - they didn't look like getting close at any point. Read More »

It's been a learning experience to bowl on English wickets, says Bumrah

And I believed the same thing over here in this tournament and the last one, but that's what I believe. Right through the tournament, we didn't play our best cricket, so we don't deserve to be in the semifinal. The pacer has been India's go-to bowler in the tournament and has been a revelation of sorts in the past twelve months. "See, I don't know the figures". Read More »

Former UGA Golfer Shares US Open Lead After 2 Rounds

If the names atop the leaderboard were Spieth and Johnson and McIlroy and Mickelson , Sunday's final round would be touted as potentially the greatest finish in U.S. "If the sun stays like it is and the wind keeps baking this golf course out, it's pretty treacherous on the weekend; which is just what I would like and I think what the rest of the players want to see". Read More »