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French Open 2017: Kristina Mladenovic not out for revenge against Timea Bacsinszky

The No. 32 seed Zhang set her personal best at Roland Garros by reaching the last 32 with two victories over unseeded players, before facing a tougher challenge from the two-time Grand Slam singles victor Kuznetsova. Mladenovic appeared to deal better with the initial delay. Bacsinszky didn't back down, fighting it off on an aggressive passage of play before bringing up match point with a perfectly placed victor down the line. Read More »

All eyes on Russia — FIFA Confederation Cup

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 to leave Madrid was "irreversible". World champions Germany, Ronaldo's Portugal and south American champions Chile are amongst the favourites to win the final in St Petersburg on July 2. Read More »

Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo was kept out of the media spotlight in the wake of Portugal's 2-2 Confederations Cup draw on Saturday. Ricardo Quaresma and Javier Hernandez both scored in the first half of a tight game at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on Sunday. Read More »

Antonio Conte unhappy with Chelsea over transfer strategy

It's said that Conte wants direct communication with owner Roman Abramovich and club official Marina Granovskaia after missing out on some of his key targets last summer. The latter report is the more interesting of the two as it comes from Sky. Bonucci and Koulibaly aren't the only players back on Chelsea's transfer radar. Read More »

Koepka wins first major championship at US Open

He would tee off later on Sunday, with a one-shot lead over Justin Thomas , Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood . He was spectacular Saturday, never more than when he hit a 3-wood from 300 yards to 8 feet on No. Open fans. The hole, which is well over 600 yards, reaches 675 yards when played at its maximum length. Koepka's three-putt bogey on the 10th gave the chasing pack renewed hope, but Fleetwood was unable to convert birdie chances from six feet on the 11th or twice the distance ... Read More »

Mayweather says accepted McGregor fight as fans wanted it


They'll use those gifts to ratchet up the hype during a hot summer culminating in their desert showdown. What we're really seeing here is bookies lowering the amount of return McGregor bettors can win as bets on his unlikely victory continue to pour in. Read More »

Harman, Koepka set pace in US Open finale

Open, it had to be painful watching birdies rule the week - all the way to Koepka's 16-under par tying the lowest score in tournament history. Early players have been struggling as the winds have made virtually every shot more treacherous. Read More »

Paul George to leave Pacers after next season


Still, the report is nothing but a win for the Lakers-as long as George doesn't change his mind between now and next summer. IN wil nearly certainly try to trade George before the season begins, and Magic Johnson should already be on the phone with Kevin Pritchard to try to acquire the All-Star . Read More »

Champions Trophy: India wins toss, elects to bowl

Now that they have received a proverbial second chance, Pakistan can not afford to be chicken-hearted again. "It's the fielding again that has to get sharper and Kohli must look to get his more athletic fielders in the deep where they can save the boundaries". Read More »

Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

It was the first use of the VAR system at the Confederations Cup . The match should serve as an exciting start to what everyone hopes to be a competitive Confederations Cup . I try to listen to him and he tries to help me as best he can. "But we have to be careful because I don't think people understand this new rule really well". Read More »

England ODI captain Eoin Morgan: 'We failed to adapt, Pakistan were better'


Pakistan face the victor of the second semi-final today between India and Bangladesh in Birmingham while England will be left to rue another missed chance to lift their first ever 50-overs global trophy. You have to be able to be good in all conditions. "That has worked for us the last couple of years, and I think that's the continued formula for the future". Read More »

Porsche heading for third Le Mans win in a row


In the end, though, it was Porsche that took the final victory, with both Oreca cars taking second and third place . So, not only heartbreak for the rest of the No.26 crew after such a strong showing pre-race, but also the Porsche that was innocently involved in the accident. Read More »

Curry Family Sports New Ink After NBA Finals Win


Fans who gathered in Oakland, California, for Thursday's parade celebrating the Warriors Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers said they expected more championships from the team in the years to come. It has been rumored that Chris Paul is leaning toward signing with San Antonio, and while it would be a nice combination with he, Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, it's not enough. Read More »

NATHAN DEEN: Durant raises game, rest of National Basketball Association can't keep up


Golden State beat the Cleveland Cavaliers because they were simply the better team and not because they won the individual match-ups. The numbers say: 35.2 points per Finals game on 12 made field goals per game. This should quiet speculation James wants to leave the Cavaliers for another team like the Lakers, which most fans and sports analysts believe to be an obvious move for him. Read More »

Harman edges clear, Thomas dazzles in US Open blitz


Open or any major without some kind of a hiccup". You can still make birdies out there. "Struck it well, hit a bunch of greens, and that's what you've got to do to play well around here". 4 Hideki Matsuyama and Louis Oosthuizen. And a day after 44 players finished under par to set the record for most sub-par rounds in the first round, 46 players signed for a sub-par round. Read More »

Matsuyama falls; Thomas soars with 63

The leader going into the final round Sunday, Harman finished with an even-par 72 tie for second with Hideki Matsuyama at 12 under, four shots behind Koepka . The gusts tapered off from the morning, but they still were making Erin Hills play more hard than it had all week. He'd only managed to shoot 2 under par in the first two rounds at Erin Hills, though. Read More »

Thomas fires 63, trails Harman by one at US Open

A double-bogey at the par-4 12th broke his momentum and three-putts for par at the drivable 15th was another setback, one compounded by one more dropped shot at the 16th. World No.9 Rickie Fowler (68) is solo fifth, with Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim, from South Korea , a shot back in sixth after also carding a 68. Read More »

C.Ronaldo set to leave Real Madrid

However, Gestifute - the company owned by the 32-year-old's agent Jorge Mendes - issued a statement detailing their client's arrangements for payments related to his image rights and insisted "there has never been concealment, or the slightest intention to conceal" . Read More »

Pakistan wins Champions Trophy, crushes arch-rival India

Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final. Pakistan bowler Hasan Ali took three wickets, including the final wicket of Jasprit Bumrah caught by Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed , and went on to win the tournament's Golden Ball award at the top bowler throughout the competition. Read More »

Pakistan crush India by 180 runs to lift Champions Trophy

India had already beaten Pakistan once in the tournament. As they have done many times before, however, Pakistan suddenly found their form with wins over top-ranked South Africa and Sri Lanka before delivering an outstanding all-round display to stun previously unbeaten hosts England in the semi-finals. Read More »

England ODI team not 'finished article' yet, says Root

Fair credit to Pakistan. Pakistani opener Aamir Sohail has indirectly accused the Pakistan team of match fixing in the ongoing CT and slammed Sarfraz Ahmed for over-praising the team after beating England. However, the steady stand between the duo of Zaman and Ali calmed down nerves in the dressing room and helped Pakistan chase down a tricky total. After recent success based on ferocious batting performances, England were bowled out for just 211, with danger-man Ben Stokes summing up ... Read More »

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

Now Paul's grandson has cemented his name in the championship's record book. As Brian Harman began to fade, Koepka poured it on with birdies over the next three holes, lightly pumping his fist after each one. Under overcast skies and destroying forgiving Erin Hills that has been softened by storms, Thomas signed for the 30th 63 in major championship history. Read More »

Pakistan demolish India to win maiden Champions Trophy title

India was then routed for 158 in the 31st over . Mohammad Amir & Hassan Ali will be key if Pakistan manages the win. An inspired Pakistan hammered a blundering India by 180 runs to lift the ICC Champions Trophy , riding on a scintillating hundred from rookie opener Fakhar Zaman and a sensational bowling spell from Mohammad Amir . Read More »

Indian top order collapses in Champions Trophy final

Then Amir blew away India's top order, knocking over Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan in a five-over spell of three for 16. Sania Mirza congratulated Indian Hockey team on win over Pakistan . Amir trapped Rohit Sharma leg before off the third ball in the opening over without even a single run on the board. Zaman, who made his debut in the tournament, continued his dream run as he scored his first ODI hundred. Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak

After a 120-run loss to India at Edgbaston in the qualifying round, they went on to beat Sri Lanka, South Africa, England and then India in the final. If Pakistan bowls like it did against England, it will seriously be in contention. Fakhar shared a fluent century opening partnership with Azhar Ali (59) and unleashed a barrage of attacking strokes all around a sun-kissed ground to give Pakistan real hope of upsetting the defending champions. Read More »

Arnold Palmer's 1960 US Open win honored at Erin

But the wind hasn't kicked up over three rounds, and overnight rains have kept things soft, allowing shots to hit the green and hold, the way Thomas' 3-wood did from 310 yards out on the 18th hole. His score in relation to par - 9 under - was a U.S. Open record, and he finished the day at 11 under. Koepka - like Jason Day , Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson , Henrik Stenson, Jimmy Walker and Sergio Garcia - is a bridesmaid no more. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan thrash India to win maiden title

Mickey Arthur hailed Pakistan's turnaround from their opening ICC Champions Trophy defeat to India as "remarkable" after they clinched the title with a stunning victory over the same opposition in Sunday's final. Pakistan coach Micky Arthur said: "It's been an up and down ride but the whole group kept believing". "That was an aberration". With each goal we were happier, prouder and more satisfied. Read More »

Pakistan thrash India to win Champions Trophy final

India had won the tournament in 2013 by beating England . It was Azhar's run out in the 23rd over which gave India their first break in the match . Put in to bat, Pakistan got off to a ideal start. Ali's run-out for 59 brought India some relief but appeared to have galvanized Zaman, who soon launched Jadeja and Ashwin over the ropes and raced from 60 to 100 in 15 balls. Read More »

Brooks Koepka Wins 2017 US Open to Capture 1st-Ever Major Championship

Big hitters Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day were expected to thrive on the wide open fairways of Erin Hills, hosting Wisconsin's first US Open. Meanwhile, Ernie Els' twenty-year exemption at the tournament has come to an end and the South African was also full of praise for the venue saying it "deserved" another US Open. Read More »

DeGrom homers, dominates on mound as Mets stop Nationals 5-1


The win allowed the Mets (31-37) to avoid being swept in the four-game series by the division-rival Nationals . The Mets have given up three leadoff homers in their last five games. "When you hear a loud sound like that, you know it's going far". "You can not let him get the lead". "He even helped himself out". NY cut it to 6-4 in the eighth on an RBI single by Jose Reyes . Read More »