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Virat Kohli named in Team of Champions Trophy, Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed skipper

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 winners Pakistan have four players in the selected line-up, with Fakhar Zaman, who scored a match-winning 114 in the final, chosen to open the batting with India's Shikhar Dhawan. "However, by the time it lifted the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval, it was undoubtedly playing its best cricket", he added. "They also came to express their skill and win a cricket game and they certainly did", Kohli told a news conference. Read More »

Mayweather vs McGregor happening on August 26

Las Vegas' Mayweather, who'll end almost a two-year layoff to box McGregor , is about a 9-1 favorite now that their 12-round, 154-pound boxing match has officially been announced. " Floyd is the greatest of all time and Conor is the master of our sport", MMA promoter Dana White said . I'm not saying Floyd Mayweather's going to win. Read More »

Koepka's trip around the world leads to major title at home


Adam Hadwin opened the U.S. Open with a round to remember, but closed with a day to forget Sunday, at Wisconsin's Erin Hills golf course. And based on their performances this week, I think we'll be seeing a lot more of them on top of the leaderboards going forward. Read More »

Pakistan win Champions Trophy

Pakistan had entered the tournament ranked eighth on the ICC ODI Team Rankings , but courtesy its victories against higher-ranked sides, finished in the sixth place, which means it now looks well set to qualify automatically for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Read More »

Murray Downs Nishikori to set up Wawrinka Showdown

Murray was barely tested in the fourth round, beating 21-year-old Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. "So I hope I can improve that. It should be an interesting match ". 4 seed Rafael Nadal against Austrian No. 6 seed Dominic Thiem , who upset second-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic , the defending champion, in straight sets. Read More »

Team Halep on regrouping after tough loss in Roland Garros final


With the rankings cut-off several weeks ago, Ostapenko is now still one out, although a wild card will surely be made available for her if she wants it. "There were a couple of games when everything went my way and I was ready to fight for every point". She wanted to live the experience of playing for the first time a such important match. Read More »

UFC stars excited about McGregor vs Mayweather fight


Rumors have circulated for nearly a year about a super fight between the two powerhouses of fighting, however, even UFC President Dana White expressed some doubt as to if the two sides would be able to reach a compromise that would enable them to actually step into the reach. Read More »

Williamson 12th man in Trophy team


But veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez's quickfire 57 not out, including three sixes , then took Pakistan well beyond 300. "Even with the ball, they were very aggressive", he added. The way they turned things around, it was incredible. "We can be very proud of that as a unit, we leave here with our heads held high because we understand the kind of expectations and pressures we face as a team . Read More »

Lions hope to please their fans against Crusaders


Only three other families, the Nicholls and Brownlies in the 1920s and the Whitelocks this century, have had three brothers appear for New Zealand. All the while he'll sit back and watch the Lions as they are put to the pin of their collar on a weekly basis by the cream of Super Rugby. Read More »

Penguins demolish Predators in Game 5 blowout win


Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in this Stanley Cup Final, but the Predators beat Pittsburgh 4-1 on Monday night to even the best-of-seven series at 2-2. "It's a good situation for us". Fleury lost the starting job to Murray for most of the regular season. He has only four shots in the series, including a shot-less Game 3 . Read More »

French Open Day 10: Ostapenko, Bacsinszky set up battle of the birthdays

Ostapenko will play Timea Bacsinszky for a place in her first Grand Slam final after the 30th-seeded Swiss ended the title aspirations of France's Kristina Mladenovic , 6-4, 6-4. "It was really hard because we had all the seasons rolled into one today", Bacsinszky said of a day that saw rain and hail. They play Thursday, which happens to be Ostapenko's 20th birthday and Bacsinszky's 28th. Read More »

Warriors-Cavaliers generate highest ratings for Finals series since Michael Jordan era


Game Five wasn't all Durant; Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Iguodala added 20 off the bench, and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. Durant did indeed join a ready-made contender by teaming up with two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry on a team that won it all in 2015 and were runners-up previous year after a season in which they had a record 73 wins in 82 games. Read More »

Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller

England trained with the Royal Marines in the build up to the match, and Kane praised the determination of the squad. "The questions around us centre on character and the ability to withstand events that go against you". We had a couple of marines come here from the weekend to watch. "The way the game panned out, it was a good point for us". "When we went 2-1 down a few lads could have been on their knees". Read More »

Warriors secure spot among legends by dumping Cavaliers


He was the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to score 30 or more points in five-straight finals games. The Cavaliers are also a Super Team now, teaming James up with Kyrie Irving , Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. Durant was already one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association history before his move to the Warriors after collecting the scoring title four times and picking up MVPs honors in 2014. Read More »

Pakistan played 'perfect game' in ICC Champions Trophy win: Adam Gilchrist

On Zaman, he said: "He is a great impact player, in his first ICC event, he played like a champion, he can be a great player for Pakistan ". A number of former cricket captains on Monday said the historic victory of Pakistan cricket team has given a new identity to Pakistan cricket and re-established its status as one of the best cricket teams in the world. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki

Wozniacki has had a tougher run through the French Open , and doesn't appear to be quite at full fitness. Nadal is a nine-time champion at Roland Garros. In the second set, one disruption-a medical emergency in the crowd-was followed by more. Bacsinszky started the better of the two players after the start of the match was delayed by heavy rain. Read More »

Simona Halep won's have an easy time getting over this loss

Ostapenko , only a few days removed from her 20th birthday, upset Halep to take home her own first-ever major. The junior Wimbledon champion in 2014, she will now head to the All England Club next month among the contenders. "I wish you good luck for the season". "And we just want to create some rivalries now". "And Jelena has more focus if I'm not there". While other players take the slow waltz to victory, Ostapenko is a woman in a hurry. Read More »

US Open champion Koepka reveals Johnson call helped him stay patient

Hideki Matsuyama finished like a champion, firing the best score of the final round at the U.S. Open on Sunday but despite his six-under-par 66 had to settle for a tie for second place at Erin Hills . They spanned the globe from the United States to South Korea. This was his fifth top-5 in a major. It was the first time in the history of his career that he ever withdrew from an event. Read More »

Stephen Curry prefers to decline White House visit if invited


But "competitive" is a good deal below the benchmark set by Golden State. That's a realistic thing to say though, right? For a brief moment, we are urging them to take into consideration the future of National Basketball Association. If an average National Football League game hooked more than 20.3 million Americans to their TV sets, it goes without saying that the Super Bowl event can do even more. Read More »

Celtics trading top pick in 2017 NBA Draft


The story of the draft prior to this bombshell of a deal was who the Sixers would take at No. 3. The Cavs did not know when they drafted Wiggins that LeBron James would return, presenting Cleveland with a win-now scenario. Not only that, but Boston also has a large lead in attracting free agents over the next couple of summers that could eventually make them into another "superteam". Read More »

Ronaldo interested in Man Utd move


The player is reported to have attracted interest from China , while he is also being linked with a dream return to Manchester United , and it will be interesting to see if he makes his way back to Old Trafford. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are among those rumoured to be interested in signing the 32-year-old Portugal star . According to Marca , the French manager told Ronaldo that the Real Madrid team needs him and his winning mentality to guide the club to ... Read More »

Ronaldo tells Zidane: 'they're treating me like a criminal'


A source claims Ronaldo "feels great indignation" with all the conjecture about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain. A return to Manchester United is said to be Ronaldo's preferred next move. I recall the episode when the player claimed to be "sad" and another occasion when there seemed to be a high level of interest from PSG . Read More »

Champions: Pakistan cricket team congratulated, showered with praise


Even after displaying a awful bowling performance and conceding a mammoth total of 338, Indians were gushing about how their bowlers contained Pakistan in last five overs. Fakhar Zaman was the beneficiary of the Indian largesse and he ensured the Indian team paid the price for it, as much as for their wayward bowling. Read More »

Sabres Expansion Draft Protected List

Among those left unprotected, and available to the Golden Knights in the draft, were goalies Cam Ward and Eddie Lack, forwards Lee Stempniak and Joakim Nordstrom, and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck. It's widely expected that Fleury will be the first-time Knights starter, but someone like Grubauer offers real potential for the long-term. Chayka was exaggerating, but only slightly. Read More »

Pakistan vs England, in pictures

He added: "The fact we've produced brilliant performances in this tournament and then play like that on this wicket is extremely disappointing". But the real damage was done when England collapsed to 211 all out after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed sent them in to bat on a used pitch. Read More »

Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win will bring worldwide cricket to Pak


If you thought Hasan was inexperienced then Fakhar Zaman takes it to a whole new level, the opener having only made his ODI debut at the Champions Trophy . But the Pakistanis wrote off that defeat as an aberration. In a match which saw Virat Kohli and his boys fail miserably in all three departments of fielding, bowling and batting, it was Hardik Pandya who nearly spearheaded a resurgence by scoring the fastest half-century in the history of ICC tournaments finals, even beating Adam ... Read More »

Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy

But he also saw the bright side of India thrashing Pakistan 7-1 in the Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017 to earn their third straight win in the tournament on Sunday. "It has been a quite remarkable turnaround", says Steve James of The Times . When teenage leg-spinner Shadab then struck in his first over via DRS, hitting Yuvraj Singh pad before bat, and MS Dhoni pulled Hasan Ali (three for 19) for a tumbling catch in the deep, India were washed up at 54 for five - and there was no ... Read More »

Kyle Busch takes Pocono 400 pole; Darrell Wallace Jr

Wallace will become just the fourth African-American driver in NASCAR Cup history when he makes his debut Sunday at Pocono Raceway in the iconic No. I think this is the first race where we finished better than what our auto was all year long. Which is what makes it so frustrating that it just can't come together. Read More »

Brooks Koepka caps record week with US Open title


The 25-year-old might have missed out on the U.S. Open but will jump from fourth to second in the world rankings behind Dustin Johnson . "I didn't exactly get my dad a card, so this works". He made the putt. When asked why he didn't pursue baseball instead, Koepka said, "Could never hit a home run as a kid". It went from a good save and a tap-in par to now going 2-over through four and really behind the eight ball. Read More »