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Mohammad Amir Fit For India vs Pakistan Final, Confirms Mickey Arthur

Little did ICC imagine that they would be gifted with an India-Pakistan final, a battle that is still the biggest in cricket despite the one-sided nature of the contests in favour of India in recent times. "The more relaxed you stay in these kind of situations, it's a good thing, because it helps you take better decisions when you are composed and calm mentally, and you can help the team come out of hard situations only if you're thinking in that fashion". Lire la suite »

Mickey Arthur positive about Pakistan's chances in Champions Trophy final

However, India will remain under pressure as the Pakistan team has a fresh batch of players who have exuberating confidence. A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval here on Sunday. Lire la suite »

Huddersfield Town most likely destination for Leeds United star


Newly-promoted Huddersfield Town have been tipped as the early favourites to sign Wood this summer, with Betfair offering odds of 11/2 for Wood to make the switch across Yorkshire. He said : " It was a great season last season, both personally and for the team ". Bartley excelled during a loan spell at Leeds United last season, where he worked under new Boro manager Garry Monk. Lire la suite »

Gary's Word: Warriors parade


But Golden State - who beat the LeBron James-led Cleveland 4-1 in a best-of-seven-match series - appear likely to turn down the chance to meet with Mr Trump, who turned 71 on Wednesday (AEST). More than those in any other professional sport, National Basketball Association coaches and players have taken offense with what they see as the transgressive policies , attitudes and comments of President Donald Trump . Lire la suite »

Kevin Durant says Warriors 'work extremely well together' but aren't a superteam

The Warriors claimed their second title in three seasons Monday night with a 129-120 Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers , their opponent in three straight NBA Finals appearances. After a disappointing 2016 NBA Playoffs run that saw Curry struggle in the finals due to a nagging injury, Curry followed it up with a great finals run, averaging 26.8 points, eight rebounds, and 9.4 assists, while outplaying Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving . Lire la suite »

Justin Thomas shoots record-equalling 63 at US Open

Despite his epic day , Thomas is one shot behind Brian Harman , who shot a 67. Harman was at 12-under 204 and still only had a one-shot lead, with Rickie Fowler two shots behind. By the end of the day, that wasn't even the most shocking number. "But, I'm a pretty happy man". Rory McIlroy was left reflecting on a missed cut at the US Open for the second consecutive year on Friday after once again struggling to get to grips with the Erin Hills layout. Lire la suite »

LeBron James Becomes 1st Player to Average Triple-Double in NBA Finals

His transformation wasn't any more evident than in Game 5, as he shot a dominant 70 percent from the field en route to a team-high 39 points to lead the Warriors to a 129-120 title-clinching win. Sure, trades are a big part of how global sport works these days and I've seen plenty of elite athletes make the switch in different codes such as soccer and the AFL. Lire la suite »

Justin Thomas breaks record, but Brian Harman leads at US Open

Justin Thomas managed to stand out in a U.S. Open where par is going out of style. Forget about par being a good score in the U.S. Open. Torrential rain that doused the 7,818-yard layout at Erin Hills overnight presented the field with a feast of birdie chances, transforming the leaderboard into a sea of red as dusk fell. Lire la suite »

NBA champion Warriors undecided on potential White House visit

Brown later pointed to this tweet from Mike Sington as the source of his claim the Warriors would skip the White House as a team. The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former IL senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office. Lire la suite »

India overwhelming favourites, says Wriddhiman Saha

While Kohli, one of the most marketable athletes in the world , is used to dealing with high expectations, he says staying away from social media during this tournament has be a key learning from his first major ICC event as captain. Pakistan have won just one of their past eight matches against their biggest cricketing enemy and haven't beaten them at a major global tournament since the 2009 Champions Trophy . Lire la suite »

No drama this time: DJ bids an early farewell at US Open

He added another birdie on the par-3 13th. Casey laid up in the rough, took two chops to get out of more rough behind the 14th green, and staggered away with a triple-bogey 8 that might have ruined his day at Erin Hills . The way this third round is going, odds are against him becoming the first player since Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines in 2008 to win a U.S. Open in his home state. Lire la suite »

76ers acquire No. 1 pick from Celtics


In exchange, the Sixers will send the Celtics their first-round pick from Thursday's draft (No. 3 overall), plus first-rounders in 2018 (originally a Lakers pick) and 2019 (a Kings pick), The Vertical reported. No players on either roster are thought to be involved. "I'm truly blessed to be in this position ", Fultz said. "The upside of it would be insane". Lire la suite »

Four-way tie at Erin Hills


His round would have been better had it not been for two bogeys in his closing holes. The U.S. Open didn't seem to faze him, and he delivered a variety of big shots that led to his sensational finish. It's no secret that the U.S. Open is created to separate the men from the boys. It didn't for Rory McIlroy , either. This was almost a carbon copy of McIlroy's showing at last year's tournament. Lire la suite »

Steve Kerr forgot to mention Stephen Curry during parade speech, felt "embarrassed"

Here's the speech, in case you missed it. According to Marcus Thompson II of the Mercury News , Kerr said the following about the oversight: "Oh my God". What he means to the franchise, I should've finished with up with him. This whole thing of resist, and we're not going to deal with this person, and we're going to ignore this person, it's unhealthy, it's un-American, it's really cowardly. Lire la suite »

Forget group win over Pakistan, Indian captain Kohli warns before final


While the work of fixing the fault started, some players went to terrace while others went out for a while, thus missing out on some important hours of sleep. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a CAB first division league match between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, Saha said: " India are overall favourites in every department". Lire la suite »

Mighty recovery of Casey puts him in US Open mix

Open . Thomas, Brooks Koepka , Tommy Fleetwood are tied for second at 11 under, and first-round leader Rickie Fowler is another shot behind, in fifth. Fleetwood continued his consistent form in the third round at Erin Hills and shared the lead with playing partner Brian Harmon after the Englishman made three birdies in four holes from the 12th. Lire la suite »

Thomas makes US Open history with stunning 63 at Erin Hills

Scheffler is three shots back of the lead on a jam-packed leaderboard . Rickie Fowler was two behind Harman on 10 under after a four-under-par 68 which kept him firmly in contention. But the 27-year-old expects no repeat of Thomas' round with stronger winds forecast for Sunday. The scores are low, but we're playing well. Overnight rain provided some soft conditions favorable for scoring, but mishits left plenty of balls in the sand or thick rough on the course's risk-reward holes. Lire la suite »

Captain Kohli calm ahead of today's final


Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket-keeper), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali , Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali , Mohammad Amir , Rumman Raees , Junaid Khan , Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman , Haris Sohail. Lire la suite »

Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 in US Open

World No.9 Rickie Fowler (68) is solo fifth, with Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim , from South Korea, a shot back in sixth after also carding a 68. Thomas, a major away from joining the young elite in golf , only added to a year of low numbers. Elsewhere, Masters champion Sergio Garcia finished with a 71 to stay on six under, six behind Harman. Lire la suite »

Justin Thomas enjoys record third round at US Open

I'm confident I'm prepared for whatever happens, good or bad. Everything was in good shape. Not only is there little cause for alarm, McIlroy has reason to be optimistic. Neither player came close to making the cut, and for the first time since the Official World Golf Ranking system began in 1986, the top three players in the world have been eliminated after 36 holes of a major championship. Lire la suite »

Champions Trophy 2017: India favourites but bookies expect tough Pakistan fight

Virat Kohli admitted the Indian team craves such big-match situations all the while insisting that Sunday's final against Pakistan is "just another game" for his team. 'The players are under no illusions about what's in front of them. Now, Kohli and Yuvraj had a tremendous partnership in the first India vs Pakistan game in this Champions Trophy , so asking for another would be too much wouldn't it? Their confidence will be boosted by the fact that it was at The Oval where India ... Lire la suite »

Monaco sign midfielder Meite Soualiho Meite from Lille


His signing comes amid rumours Chelsea are closing on a deal for Bakayoko, while the highly rated Fabinho has been linked with Atletico Madrid and Manchester United. The team has solidarity, technique and lots of pace. Meite, a 23-year-old former France youth global, started his professional career with Auxerre and also wore the jersey of Lille before joining Zulte. Lire la suite »