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Russian Federation unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

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Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 17, 2017 . The last time Russian Federation fans were really celebrating was Euro 2008, when Guus Hiddink led the team to a quarter-final victory over Holland, leading to wild scenes of celebration on the streets of Moscow and the team being welcomed home as heroes despite a crushing semi-final defeat at the hands of Spain. Lire la suite »

Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

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Manager Stanislav Cherchesov has set about creating a new-look team since the hugely disappointing Euro 2016 campaign, which saw the team finish with just one point from three group games. And Cherchesov has limited options in terms of beefing up his roster. In this May 24, 2017 photo, Gabriel Galvan, one of the founders of "La Ola Verde", or the Green Wave, poses with his accreditation for the Confederations Cup soccer game between Mexico and Russian Federation, at his home in Mexico City. Lire la suite »

Mitrovic denies Wales again

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It was Edwards who had the first real chance but he failed to get enough power on his header from Joe Ledley's fourth-minute corner. It took the hosts nearly half an hour to threaten in the attacking third. Nemanja Gudelj released a measured pass behind Davies and it was a lovely flick from Aleksandar Prijovic that Mitrovic dispatched inside Wayne Hennessey's near post. Lire la suite »

ABdV named skipper for England T20 series

India , after opting to field, clawed their way into the game after South Africa's openers had given the team a sluggish start. It was not just the loss but the manner in which the Proteas capitulated in the batting department to be bowled out for just 191 in the first innings, which included three run-outs. Lire la suite »

Rory McIlroy, Steve Elkington have heated back and forth

For the first time since golf's official world rankings were introduced in 1986, the top three have failed to make the cut at the same major. To which McIlroy replied: "That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses. Elkington tried to respond by claiming Jack Nicklaus never discussed his earnings, but at that point, Elk was on the canvas and the judge had called for the bell, raising Rory's hand as victor. Lire la suite »

Kohli acknowledges Pakistan team's splendid turnaround

That group victory was their 12th in 15 World Cup, Champions Trophy and World T20 matches ( also one tie) and so there's certainly the potential for mental baggage to be brought along. On a day, anybody can win. The deathly bowling attack of Pakistan may ring a bell of danger for formidable Indian batting line-up. "If we can get amongst them with the new ball, we can expose the middle order that hasn't batted much in this competition, so that's pretty much our aim and focus", ... Lire la suite »

Champions Trophy: Team India gear up ahead of grand final against Pakistan

The Pakistan batsmen, though, have more weapons to negotiate, and that could prove to be the difference in the end. Amir, however, has become a mainstay of the Pakistan team since returning to the side last year, appearing in 47 of the team's 57 matches across all worldwide formats following his comeback from a five-year ban. Lire la suite »

Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street parade

Residents of Oakland , which lost one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, are still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a fatal warehouse fire. Following the victory Monday night, Warriors' fans danced in the streets in downtown Oakland and wildly honked their horns in San Francisco. Fans are encouraged to line up for the parade and rally as soon as 5 a.m. Lire la suite »

Garcia hoping Erin Hills gets harder, faster

Rickie Fowler was "cruising" Friday, until Erin Hills reminded him this is a U.S. Open. But the top-ranked players, with the exception of Garcia , who shot 2 under 70, faltered during the opening round. He still went out in even-par 36 and was one shot behind Rickie Fowler, who plays in the afternoon. Five-time major tournament victor Rory McIlroy will be headed home from the 2017 U.S. Lire la suite »

Golden State Warriors Allegedly Opt to Skip Customary White House Visit

Over one million people took over the parade route in Oakland, some seeing the parade as bittersweet since the team will move to a new arena in San Francisco in 2019 . Thirty-four Patriots were present for the White House ceremony to honor their Super Bowl 51 win, which was a similar number of attendees to when the Patriots won in 2004 and 2005, according to Patriots spokesman Stacey James. Lire la suite »

US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy highlights from Round 2

A run of 26 consecutive holes without a bogey ended when he rammed his long birdie putt on No. 9 about 12 feet by the hole and narrowly missed the par putt. And even that was frustrating. McIlroy has birdied three of his last four holes. McIlroy dismissed the notion of being rusty before the tournament, but conceded on his way out of Wisconsin that he hasn't played almost enough. Lire la suite »

World record haka attempt draws thousands

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Officially, the record is held by the French at 4,028 participants which was achieved at an event organised by auto manufacturer Mazda in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, in 2014. "This was the exact kind of energy we wanted to bring into Rotorua today ahead of the Māori All Blacks match - an opportunity to connect a group of rugby-loving fans through an authentic experience". Lire la suite »

F1 boss Carey to wave the start flag at Le Mans

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Carey has been in full charge of Formula One since January when US -based Liberty Media completed its takeover and replaced previous supremo Bernie Ecclestone. ACO President Pierre Fillon said that Carey would help strenghten ties between Formula 1 and the Le Mans governing body. "Formula 1 and endurance were fighting each other for many years". Lire la suite »

Ronaldo wants to leave Real?

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the Rubin Training Ground in Kazan, Russia, on Friday, June 16, 2017 . The striker has denied any wrong doing and says the best thing to do is to be quiet. A Bola has listed Manchester United , Paris Saint-Germain ( PSG ) and Monaco among the potential suitors for the player and that they might table an offer of 180 million euros ($201 million). Lire la suite »

Cristiano Ronaldo haircut was to fulfil Champions League promise

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Ronaldo's double gave him 42 Real goals this season, spearheading the Spanish giants' first LaLiga and European Cup double since 1957-58. Are Zidane's Real Madrid one of the world's greatest ever sides after retaining the Champions League? While Cristiano Ronaldo churned out a Ballon d'Or winning performance in the Champions League final , Javier Hernandez has put forward another Real Madrid player to win the prestigious individual honour. Lire la suite »

Champions Trophy final: Arthur reveals formula to beat India

Their victories over the West Indies carry little weight with the men from the Caribbean in disarray for some time now. On the contrary, India journey to the finals was rather routine, defeating South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh but they faced a slight setback en route to their second consecutive finals appearance, confident Indian side lost to Sri Lanka which shocked everyone but the side regrouped and normal preceding continued. Lire la suite »

Portugal striker Andre Silva says Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup

The news of his possible departure attracted the attention of worldwide media covering Portugal at the eight-nation competition that serves as a warm-up for next year's World Cup. Every competition needs a star player, and this Confederations Cup is already benefiting from the reflected glow of Ronaldo's presence. Ronaldo's recent performances have left him in a strong position to catch up with Lionel Messi with a fifth world player of the year award. Lire la suite »

Rory McIlroy destroys ex-PGA Tour pro who called him out

McIlroy was in no mood for the abuse though and destroyed Elkington, and his bad grammar, with his response. In recent years, Elkington has had his share of controversial moments on Twitter, such as insensitive remarks made after a fatal helicopter crash in Scotland and racially insensitive comments made about people from Pakistan while playing at the Senior British Open . Lire la suite »

Champions Trophy 2017: Aamir Sohail accuses Pakistan of fixing matches

They looked like a team that wanted to win the championship, winning all the group stage match easily but in the end, when it mattered the most, they failed, simply outplayed by Pakistan. I alone supported Sarfraz since 2015 and recommended him for taking on the captaincy of the Pakistan team. Sohail was quoted by News 18 , he said, "Sarfraz needs to be told that you have not done anything great". Lire la suite »

Portugal vs. Mexico in Confederations Cup

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Asked whether there were areas of preparation that needed to be worked on before the 2018 World Cup, Samoura said: "On the key issues for the World Cup, there is no big recommendation that we are going to put forward [to Russia]", said Samoura. Lire la suite »

McLeod to succeed Smith in All Blacks coaching setup

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McLeod will link up with the All Blacks at the end of the 2017 Rugby Championship. An assistant at the Highlanders, McLeod took charge of the Super Rugby side for this week's hard-fought victory over the British and Irish Lions. "He's been a key part of the Highlanders coaching team which has enjoyed fantastic success in recent years". Scott McLeod acknowledges he'll be replacing a master in the trade, but wants to be his own person when he joins the All Blacks coaching team. Lire la suite »

Andy Murray into semi-finals after taming Kei Nishikori

Swiss Timea Bacsinszky was a set up on France's Kristina Mladenovic when play was suspended just before 3.30pm Paris time. "Obviously he's played fantastically at this tournament so far". That took the set to a crucial, yet surprisingly one-sided, tie-break as the Scot waltzed to a 7-0 scoreline - enough to take him one set away from the semi-final in the process. Lire la suite »

Real Sociedad confirm interest in Manchester United's Januzaj

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Other clubs thought to be interested in Januzaj include Lyon , Marseille , Fenerbahçe as well as Brendan Rodgers and Celtic after the Scottish giants finished the 2016/2017 domestic campaign without a single loss. 'We are waiting for the decision of Manchester United and then we will act. Mourinho outlined in April that he has already made a decision on Januzaj's future, but he refused to give anything away. Lire la suite »