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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Ward celebrates big win while Kovalev plans protest

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Drakulich ruled it a knockout, and state commission officials huddled before they supported the ref's decision, instead of giving Rigondeaux a no contest or even disqualifying him. I'm not ruling it out". Ward's trainer, Virgil Hunter, said this was only his second training camp with Ward in which they trained for a knockout in an effort to leave no doubt after Ward won by three 114-113 scores in November. Read More »

Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open

Open at Baltusrol. Brooks Koepka produced a back-nine birdie blitz to win the US Open here yesterday, becoming the seventh consecutive first-time victor of a major with a record-equalling four-shot victory at Erin Hills. World number 22 Koepka then uncorked a brilliant trio of birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th holes to surge into a four-shot lead and virtually assure himself of the title. Read More »

Five key moments that propelled Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory

The final margin of 180 runs was the largest run victory by either Pakistan or India in head-to-head One day worldwide matches , and the largest margin of defeat for a full ICC member in a Champions Trophy competition. It's a very proud moment for me and my country, and thanks to the nation for supporting us". Today's match was a one-sided affair, with Pakistan outperforming India in all three departments. Read More »

Confed Cup: Chicharito Scores As Resilient Mexico Hold Portugal

Portugal are ranking No. 8 in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, while Mexico fell one spot in the most recent rankings to No. Portugal has beaten better teams than Mexico and El Tri's upcoming group games against New Zealand and Russian Federation are winnable. "We have a great forward in Andre Silva ". Read More »

Brooks Koepka runs away late to win 117th US Open

Open on Sunday. Koepka finished at 16-under 272, matching the lowest score to par first set by Rory McIlroy six years ago at Congressional. He ends his weekend at Erin Hills at 1 over. Open, but former U.S. Junior Amateur champion Harman can take confidence from a significant triumph last month, when he pipped none other than Dustin Johnson at the Wells Fargo Championship to claim his second PGA Tour title. Read More »

Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

At the same time , Portugal can boast a more cohesive and reliable defense, so that a non-win and even a victory for the "Selesau" can be considered. A media circus surrounding their most important player is the last thing required by manager Fernando Santos, who made a point of drawing a line under the topic in his pre-match news conference and did not address it afterward. Read More »

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 »