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Pakistan thrash India to win Champions Trophy

He celebrated with an extravagant twirl of his bat and kissed the turf as the Pakistan supporters sensed an unlikely win for the lowest-ranked team going into the tournament who lost heavily to India in the group stage. Fakhar rode his luck when he was caught behind off a no-ball on three. India got their man finally thanks to a fine catch by Jadeja running back from point after a skewed big hit at Pandya. Read More »

Ronaldo reveals he wants to return to Manchester United


Ronaldo can play anywhere across the frontline and Mourinho may have been particularly impressed by his ability to play as a centre-forward in recent seasons, especially as the Portuguese boss is looking for a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic right now. Read More »

US Open: Friday second round pin placements, hole locations


Johnson shot 1-over 73 on Friday to finish at 4 over, three shots off the cut line. "It was a pleasure to work on it and we're very proud of that golf course [Diamond Hawk]" Hurdzan said while watching the best golfers in the world try and figure out his design carved into the Wisconsin countryside. Read More »

Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

Ronaldo had set up Nani for the opener in the first half, which was cancelled out by former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez two minutes before the break. Ronaldo's free kick hits the wall, from the follow up, Ronaldo lashes a shot against the crossbar, with an excellent save from Ochoa . The veteran forward was one of the standout performers in Portugal's Euro 2016 triumph previous year, and he seems to have continued his form for the Seleccao in the Confederations ... Read More »

Celtics Only Mock Draft 2.0


Ball averaged 14.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game for the Bruins last season. The Celtics will have the option of choosing the 2019 pick if the Lakers' 2018 pick is too low. The Sixers will still get one of those picks to either add to their young core, or have in their back pockets to use for a future trade. On Friday it was reported that the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are nearing a deal for the No. Read More »

Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal in Confed Cup

In the second half, Cedric Soares scored the second goal for Portugal just four minutes before the end of the game. You could see that in the Mexican team's celebration and hear it from players' mouths as they exited Kazan Arena. Ronaldo obliged after Carlos Salcedo made an error to allow him in on goal before finding Quaresma in acres of space who collected the ball calmly before waltzing past Guillermo Ochoa to score the opener. Read More »

World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title

Amir, whose career was almost ended across London by a ban and jail sentence for his involvement in a spot-fixing scan during a 2010 Test at Lord's, was in superb form after a back spasm forced him out of the semi-final win over England. Amir struck just three balls into India s reply when, after bowling two outswingers to Sharma, he had him lbw with an inswinger. "I mean, 25 extras is a bit too much in a game like that, and that s something that we certainly need to take care of in the ... Read More »

America's Cup racing postponed again due to high winds


In the first race, Ainslie's team were beaten despite holding a healthy lead off the start line, but then gave themselves hope in race two before their opponent's secured progression in the day's final race. "I didn't actually see the capsize itself", Ainslie said. Burling didn't think Artemis would be ahead 2-1 if Outteridge hadn't gone into the drink, saying the team's cycling grinders were still on top of their game. Read More »

Golf's top three players miss cut at US Open

Brooks Koepka made three birdies over his last seven holes for a 68 and joined Thomas one shot out of the lead. "There's a couple of holes out here that are a little over the top, but that's the way it is". Vijay Singh was the last player to accomplish the feat in 2003 at Olympia Fields. "At the start of the week I was thinking five-under would maybe win this thing, and I was pretty far off", he said. Read More »

Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again

If Logano had won the race , he would have made an announcement in the winner's circle. With a lap at 198.385 miles per hour, Truex topped the speed chart in Saturday's first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice. Jamie McMurray , Larson's teammate, ran fifth. Joey Logano finished third in the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford for Team Penske. It was the flawless way to stop a sophomore slump of five runs outside the top 20 in six races . Read More »

Koepka In Control Sunday At US Open


McIlroy finished at 16-under 268 when he won on rain-softened Congressional in the 2011 U.S. Open . "That's awesome", Koepka said. You can still make birdies out there. Pre-tournament favorite Rickie Fowler again failed to score when he needed it most. "I'm proud of the way I hung in there today. Hopefully I've got a lot of the bad stuff out of my system and it's just a matter of getting competitive rounds under my belt". Read More »

Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title

Koepka carded a closing 67 at a windswept Erin Hills to finish 16 under par, matching the tournament scoring record set by Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011. He had made nine birdies and an eagle the day before. As the front nine progressed, it looked increasingly as if it would come down to a question of who would blink first. Read More »

It's on! Mayweather vs. McGregor this summer in Las Vegas

White said the key to finalizing the fight was luring Mayweather out of retirement. "Of course, why not?" Shortly after the announcement, UFC President Dana White , Showtime Sports' General Manager Stephen Espinoza and Ellerbe, the three men involved in negotiating arguably the greatest deal in the history of combat sports, hosted a media conference call to discuss the superfight. Read More »

Youngster Andre Silva becoming Ronaldo's perfect wingman

Portugal and Mexico face off this Sunday, 11 a.m. EST in the opening round of the Confederations Cup at Kazan Arena in Russian Federation. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . "He takes this tournament very seriously and is focused", said Ronaldo's team-mate Andre Silva , the striker who has just joined AC Milan from Porto. Read More »

Co-leader Koepka has 'bombs away' mentality at Erin Hills

Open records is safe - 35 consecutive holes without a bogey to start a U.S. Open. Three players - Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka - were in the clubhouse on five under, two back from Fowler. "We're in a good spot", Fowler said. "I got a massive break", he said. Despite a singular narrative in the days before this championship that Erin Hills was a bomber's course - nothing more, nothing less - the leaderboard tells a vastly different tale. Read More »

Mexico snatch dramatic late leveller to deny Portugal victory

Just eight minutes later, Javier Hernandez scored the equalizer for Mexico . Mexico's second half resistance was broken four minutes from time when Hector Herrera let the ball bounce off his foot and Cedric pounced, with the Southampton player's shot taking a deflection off Herrera on the way in. Read More »

How to watch Portugal vs. Mexico

Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunday, June 18, 2017 . Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . "It wasn't the result that we wanted", said Ronaldo. Thus, this competition could prove to be the defining one for him, and should Mexico go through to the semi-finals, it will be a huge achievement for Osario, and the team he has picked to travel to Russian Federation. Read More »

Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue good form in Russia

The Euro 2016 winners kicked on again in the game's closing stages and Cedric netted with the help of a Hector Herrera deflection, but Moreno responded to earn a share of the spoils, with further talk of Ronaldo's uncertain club future sure to follow Portugal to their next match against Group A leaders Russian Federation. Read More »

Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh


Like Rinne , Murray didn't play as well on the road as at home . We all know Subban did, but so what? When they got behind us, they were able to do some damage off of that. With his goal, Crosby now has 161 career playoff points and moved past Mike Bossy, Gordie Howe, Al MacInnis and Bobby Smith for 20th all-time by himself. Read More »

Ward stuns Kovalev in rematch to retain three titles

Still, hes eager to clear up any remaining doubts when they meet Saturday night in a 175-pound title rematch. I felt I could have continued. "I don't think it'll be possible to keep you out of the No. Both fighters had their moments. Conor McGregor and Mayweather may be dominating the headlines this week, but this was the matchup to care about ( along with GGG/Canelo ). Read More »

Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup

But Portugal's talisman was at his best in an action-packed first half in his team's opening match, with hosts Russian Federation and New Zealand still to come in the group. "It is a little hard for the players", Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said . Cedric Soares' goal looked to have given Portugal victory but Fernando Santos' side gave up a second lead. Read More »

USOpen: Four-way tie at Erin Hills

Tied with Fowler at six-under par are Jamie Lovemark and J.B. Holmes. The 26-year-old Reed had eight birdies and one bogey. "I think that's been the consensus from everybody. Then again, Spieth has always said Ellie is the funniest member of the family. "To shoot a good round like today, I'm certainly looking forward to the weekend". Read More »

Five players to watch at the Confederations Cup

With Ronaldo in tow, Portugal is undoubtedly one of the favorites in this match . Portugal coach Fernando Santos said it was not the performance he expected from his team . Ronaldo played well and made the first goal but did not score. We played without confidence, couldn't connect two or three passes. A few minutes after this, he was part of the build-up play which saw Portugal take a 2-1 lead late on. Read More »

Manchester United boosted as Cristiano Ronaldo is valued at £131m — In Focus

The Express report that having failed with a bid of £52 million for Alex Sandro Premier League champions Chelsea will return with an improved offer worth £60 million. PSG are now one of the few teams in the world that could afford the 32-year-old. If indeed Ronaldo, dubbed as the greatest soccer player of all time , is exiting Bernabeu soon United will be among the favored to acquire his services. Read More »

Hector Moreno, Mexico Snatch Late Draw vs. Portugal at 2017 Confederations Cup

A loss here wouldn't have been a disaster. CRISTIANO RONALDO failed to appear for the usual post-match interview after being named man-of-the-match for Portugal in their 2-2 draw with Mexico . Mexico weren't down and out though, demonstrating their incredible team spirit to storm back with a stoppage time equaliser, ensuring the two teams took a point each. Read More »

Dragons lock Hill named on bench for Lions clash with Chiefs

Minutes later and it was another scrum, another score . Many pundits have noted there was a significant difference in performance between the Lions teams that played "midweek" and the one on Saturday, which is expected to make up the majority of his first test side. Read More »

Amir, Fakhar lead Pakistan to Champions Trophy triumph

India have done well chasing down targets so captain Virat Kohli opted to put his rivals in to bat first. 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 »

Koepka Tames Wind, Nerves To Win US Open By Four Shots

The night before the biggest round of his entire life, Brooks Koepka got a phone call from his buddy, Dustin Johnson . "He was brilliant, the shots he hit down the stretch, you can't describe how hard some of them are", Fleetwood continued. Read More »

Koepka seals US Open title with birdie blitz

Erin Hills, an 11-year-old course shaped out of Wisconsin pastureland, didn't put up much of a fight without much wind. But the manner in which the 27-year-old pushed clear on the back nine to win by four with an equal tournament record total suggests it won't be his last. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Hector Moreno strikes late as Mexico hold Portugal

The goal was eventually ruled out, after the referee consulted with the Video Assistant Referees, who deemed Pepe to have been offside . Just eight minutes later, Javier Hernandez scored the equalizer for Mexico . " Mexico was better, more aggressive". As well as Bernardo Silva , 21-year-old striker Andre Silva - who plays his club football for Porto and has netted 7 goals in just 8 worldwide appearances - is another emerging star to watch in Russian Federation. Read More »

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko shocks Simona Halep to win French Open

By another twist of fate, that same 8 June marked the date that Gustavo Kuerten won the first of his three French Opens in 1997-and his first ever title-the very day that Ostapenko was born. She deserved to win. Women's tennis has been crying out for a young player to not just make a breakthrough but build on it and become a great champion. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

Obviously the Portugal side has the best player in the entire tournament with the ineffable Cristiano Ronaldo . Portugal: Patrício 6, Cédric 7, Fonte 5, Pepe 7, Guerreiro 6, William 6, Moutinho 6, André Gomes 6, Quaresma 7, Nani 6, Ronaldo 7. Read More »

Fleetwood: 'Pictured winning the US Open a lot'

No doubt, the packed leader board bodes for a wild weekend at Erin Hills, with Paul Casey , Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka tied for the second-round lead at 7-under-par 137. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. He missed a six-foot putt on his last hole, which would have given him sole possession of the lead. After another week, it's the WGC-Bridgestone and PGA Championship. Read More »