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Pakistan CT final: Pacer Mohammad Amir may return to squad

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Kohli's men overwhelmed Bangladesh by nine wickets at Edgbaston on Thursday, a day after Pakistan had seen off England by eight wickets in an nearly as lopsided semi-final at Cardiff . "I believe in my boys. if we win it would be a great gift to the whole nation". Azhar hoped The Oval will help seam and swing bowling. "It is always tough to bowl for wickets in these conditions and especially against a batting line-up like India", Mortaza said . Read More »

Green Mocks Cavs and LeBron in Celebration Parade

This was best exemplified by the Rockets joining Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon on the same group. Draymond Green needles LeBron James at the Warriors' championship rally. "And you added Chris Bosh ", said Jefferson. The down-on-its-luck city that always seems to take a back seat to San Francisco gets to celebrate Thursday in a parade and rally for the beloved hometown team and its second National Basketball Association title in three years. Read More »

Kohli simply the best, says De Villiers

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The 25-year-old left-armer missed Pakistan's shock eight-wicket semi-final win over tournament hosts England in Cardiff on Wednesday with a back spasm. "We played some really good cricket". If India are to emerge victorious on Sunday, it would be like the 1985 Benson & Hedges Cup in Australia, where they first defeated Pakistan in the group stages and then upended them again in the final. Read More »

Real Madrid retains UEFA Champions title

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Born among Marseille's toughest streets, Zidane said this week: "If you said I was going to live all of this when I was a child quite frankly I would never have believed, but here I am living it". Zidane spoke to us positively and transmitted his belief to us. Madrid's supremacy was clear in the second half. I'm very grateful to this wonderful club for giving me the opportunity. Read More »

Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead

Brian Harman , Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood are part of the four-way tie after each fired a 2-under 70. With Fowler not teeing off until the afternoon, the morning action was dominated by a roller coaster round from England's Paul Casey , who recovered from a dramatic collapse to claw his way back into contention. Read More »

Casey looks to reel in Fowler

Open that are stress-free", said Fowler, who got his round off to a flying start with birdies on three of his opening five holes. And it doesn't stop there. It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions - mainly, soft conditions - low scores don't distract from the tournament. There's a four-way tie for the lead at the U.S. Read More »

Pakistan Beat England by 8 Wickets, Enters into CT Final

The results we have come across since Pakistan defeated South Africa have been surprising and shocking and certainly have made a mockery of predictions and analysis from cricket experts. "What I meant was that Sarfraz has become captain only recently and Miandad is a very big name in Pakistan cricket". But Ahmed wasn't taking anything away from his bowlers' performance on Wednesday. Read More »

Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge loss to India: Imran

He should not have said such things. Bangladesh, overwhelmed in the biggest match in its history, looked in good shape on 154-2 after being put into bat but lost Tamim Iqbal (70) and Mushfiqur Rahim (61) to Jadhav - an innocuous-looking bowler with an ungainly style. Read More »

England reaches Champions Trophy Semis

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Joe Root top-scored with an impressive 64 -- his 32nd score above fifty in 85 ODIs -- as England posted an all-out score of 310 after being put in to bat . "The persistence and mind set the guys showed kept us in good stead, so when we eventually took a wicket we took two, and could build on that". New Zealand have faced England nine times earlier in familiar conditions in the past four years and England hold an edge over New Zealand with the head-to-head tally reading 5-4. Read More »

Soualiho Meïté à Monaco, c'est officiel — Transferts

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Peu utilisé à Lille, l'ancien milieu de terrain d'Auxerre (23 ans) évoluait depuis février 2016 en Belgique, à Zulte Waregem, où il était prêté par les Dogues. Jai suivi les résultats du groupe la saison dernière. C'est une équipe solidaire, technique avec beaucoup de vitesse. "Lentraîneur M. Jardim a réussi à donner une véritable identité collective". Read More »

Pakistan crushes England's Champions Trophy hopes

England was again the overwhelming favourite to finally end Pakistan's much-overdue stay in the Champions Trophy . His team were up for the challenge from early on after electing to bowl first and were unlucky to have an early leg before shout turned down. Read More »

Chelsea's Initial Offer For Monaco Midfielder Falls Considerably Short

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Metro claims that the Blues launched a £ 27 million bid for the French global earlier which was rejected by Monaco as they value him at around £ 42 million . Monaco, however, want nothing less than £ 42 million for the Frenchman and are under no pressure to sell him. The story also suggests that Bakayoko would be keen on a transfer away from Monaco this summer. Read More »

New Man United signing sends warning to his team-mates

Asked if he will try and establish himself as Manchester United's first-choice free-kick taker, Lindelof told the club's website : "Yeah, I'm quite good at them". United and Inter Milan have been locked in a war over the transfer fee for weeks now, with the Serie A side refusing anything less than £44million. Read More »

Le patron de la Formule 1 donnera le départ

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C'est le président de l'ACO, Pierre Fillon , qui a révélé hier en fin de journée le nom du starter officiel de ces 24 Heures du Mans 2017. " L'ACO a toujours promu des valeurs fortes qui placent la passion, la performance, l'Histoire Automobile et la dimension populaire de l'endurance comme moteurs de son action ". Read More »

Mohammad Amir to play in Chmapions Trophy final against India

There are also three occasions where India continued with their momentum after beating Bangladesh and won their next games as well but the numbers on the other side are bigger and that could make an Indian fan anxious. The Men in Blue have won all three of their previous matches against Pakistan in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council ( ICC ) tournaments to date but Azhar feels there was no reason that the sequence could be extended this weekend as well. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Kohli Should Not Change Anything, Says Dravid

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We were in a good position to get 320 or 330. Virat Kohli , who replaced the Jharkhand batsman as the limited-overs skipper in January this year, is seen seeking valuable inputs from him throughout the game. We always held our nerves and it should be no different on Sunday. But sometimes it does not work, especially on this kind of wicket and bowling in the second half is always hard. Read More »

EN DIRECT - Affaire Grégory

En froid avec ses parents, elle se dit être profondément "choquée". La grand-tante du petit Grégory, Jacqueline Jacob , a été inculpée pour enlèvement et séquestration suivie de mort, 32 ans après le meurtre de cet enfant de quatre ans retrouvé mort dans un cours d'eau dans l'est de la France, a-t-on appris de source proche du dossier. Read More »

US Open Day One

England's Paul Casey lines up a putt on the ninth green during the second round of the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills , Hartford. "It's just like I said, you've got to keep it in the short grass, out of that fescue, and don't make any bogeys". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid CF exit after tax accusations

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It seems nearly impossible to even consider that Ronaldo would ever leave Madrid, but with even Spanish newspapers confirming the veracity of the rumours, noting that Florentino Perez is in talks with Jorge Mendes, perhaps it is time to consider where a 32-year-old Cristiano would move. Read More »

Pakistan ready to 'change history' against India

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The stakes have seldom been higher for the competing teams. As coach Mickey Arthur pondered Pakistan's Champions Trophy campaign several months ago, he noticed a small and largely inconsequential anomaly. India have already beaten Pakistan in the ongoing tournament during the preliminary stage. "It is massive. It is bigger than the Ashes - and expectation is high from both nations, insane about cricket", he opined. Read More »

Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2

McIlroy (78) and Day (79) are coming off their worst scores ever in a U.S. Open, mainly because they couldn't keep it out of the thick fescue that frames the wide fairways at Erin Hills . "I was teeing off and I looked up and saw it on fire, and I felt sick to my stomach", Jamie Lovemark said. I obviously paid the price today. "But I just tried to show what it is". Read More »

McIlroy dismisses Twitter criticism after US Open exit

The top 60 and ties make the cut at the U.S. Open . The links-style layout, the longest course to stage a U.S. Open, had the most sub-par scores in a first round at the championship, while the one-over-par cut matched the record low previously set in 1990 at Medinah. Read More »

Carnage at US Open as world's top three sent packing

McIlroy took some solace from his final six holes, four of which he birdied. McIlroy , meanwhile, has a bigger hole to climb out of after a 6-over-par 78 on Thursday. "It's going to be a fun weekend", he said. "So I did a really good job of staying present, staying focused on the next shot". Johnson blamed his struggles this week on one club - his putter. Read More »

Blaney picks up first career NASCAR win at Pocono

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Martin Truex Jr . will have some work ahead of him if he wants to get another Monster Energy Cup win Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. The Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway next week, Keselowski's home track . Read More »