Author: 0 India and Pakistan face off in dream cricket final

Unless Bangladesh was able to repeat its superb performance of theICC Cricket World Cup 2007 displayed at Port of Spain, where it had thrown India out of the tournament in the initial round, India's win of Thursday was nearly certain. " India refuse to play against us (in Pakistan's adopted home of the United Arab Emirates)". It is like the Ashes ... it is bigger than the Ashes - and expectation is high from both nations, insane about cricket.

Author: 0 Day eyeing US Open fightback after 79

Open. He went from pouring putts into the center of the cup to burning the edges, and his 39 on the back nine cost him the lead, though not his chances of breaking through for that first major. The four-way tie was the most after two rounds in a U.S. Open since Winged Foot in 1974, back when the names were more familiar for a major - Raymond Floyd, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Hale Irwin, who went on to win his first major.

Sport Australia star Mathew Ryan moves to English Premier League
Author: 0 Australia star Mathew Ryan moves to English Premier League

Ryan joins the club from La Liga outfit Valencia where he signed in 2015, though he spent the latter part of last season on loan at Belgian club Genk . "After playing for Blacktown City and Central Coast Mariners in Australia between 2009 and 2013, Ryan moved to Club Brugge in Europe - where he made more than 100 appearances for the Belgian Pro League team".

Author: 0 Rickie Fowler makes three straight bogeys, falls out of US Open lead

Day carded a three-over-par 75, leaving him 10-over, while Scott shot a 75 to sit at three-over. Casey's opening 66 had left him a shot off the pace and he swiftly joined Rickie Fowler in the lead with a birdie from close range on the 11th, his second hole of the day , only to bogey the next and run up a triple-bogey on the 14th.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth still believes in US Open chances despite looming weather

The world's second-ranked player has been hampered by injury in the lead-up to each of the first two majors in 2017, but is confident he can peak for next month's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Day , however, came to the U.S. Open off of a second and a tie for 15th in his last two starts. "And some of the weaknesses and flaws that are in my game at the minute showed up over the last couple of days".

Sport PCB lodges protest with PEMRA on Sohail's comments
Author: 0 PCB lodges protest with PEMRA on Sohail's comments

Earlier, Sohail had said, "I just want to tell Sarfraz, you have done nothing special". I guess Pakistan have something to prove, that they can put up a better performance than they did at the start of the tournament, " Dravid said. "Nobody recognised us, nobody thought we'll qualify for the final". Chasing a paltry score of 212, Pakistan crossed the line for the loss of two wickets and 12.5 overs to spare.

Author: 0 Hurricane forecasters up odds on two systems in Gulf and Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring two tropical systems with the potential to impact the Caribbean over the next several days. It appeared increasingly likely, according to the National Hurricane Center. FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT: A tropical wave located about 1600 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands is producing scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Sport Worth repeating: Penguins in historic company after Cup triumph
Author: 0 Worth repeating: Penguins in historic company after Cup triumph

Another part that surprised me personally was the fact Sidney Crosby won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Playoff MVP, now don't get me wrong he's an fantastic player and was clutch when need be. "We couldn't compete with the (New York) Rangers and LA and the big markets and Chicago and Detroit", the Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Famer-turned-chairman recalled.

Author: 0 Wisconsinite Steve Stricker in position for weekend berth at Erin Hills

Fowler is two under with birdies on the second and seventh. Koepka raced out to nine under early in his second round, but dropped two shots on his back nine on his way to a 70. "Shooting a good score today gave me a lot of confidence", Matsuyama said. "I lost a bit of skin out there", Casey said of the triple bogey. "I enjoyed the walk, the golf course is attractive, but I just didn't execute".

Author: 0 Sarfraz Ahmed's 61 takes Pakistan to Champions Trophy semifinal

They played aggressively against Australia at Edgbaston and it came off, albeit on a very different pitch, but had England been smarter here and realised a score of 260 would have been a real challenge on this surface, they may well have won.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton hoping he can land knockout blow in gripping title race

It proved to be a tough day for Ferrari , with Sebastian Vettel pulling off an impressive recovery following an early pitstop to change a damaged front wing to finish fourth, while Kimi Raikkonen was forced to settle with seventh after suffering brake problems in the closing stages.

Sport Aamer Sohail accuses Pakistan team of match-fixing in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Aamer Sohail accuses Pakistan team of match-fixing in Champions Trophy

His 96 not out saw Kohli end the match with almost 10 overs to spare by hitting a four off Sabbir Rahman. But Rohit Sharma, in the company of Indian captain Virat Kohli , ensured Bangladesh never had a chance. They will be playing their first Champions Trophy tomorrow at The Oval against archrivals India . In the press conference after the semi-final against Bangladesh, Virat Kohli had talked about his team maintaining its composure and controlling its emotions in big games and Hussey ...

Author: 0 Stanley Cup takes tour of Sewickley, parties at Sid's house

It capped off back to back Stanley Cup victories for Pittsburgh , the first team to do so in the salary cap era. Pittsburgh Penguins fans waits for the start of the Penguins' NHL hockey Stanley Cup victory parade in Pittsburgh , Wednesday, June 14, 2017 .

Author: 0 Parade marking Warriors' title rolls in Oakland

We're going down as one of the best teams ever, and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", reserve Andre Iguodala said . The Warriors attended the White House ceremony to honor their 2015 NBA Finals title when former President Barack Obama was in the White House.

Sport Morgan drops Bairstow hint ahead of Pakistan semi-final
Author: 0 Morgan drops Bairstow hint ahead of Pakistan semi-final

Despite his recent patchy form, there were suggestions that England could stick on with Roy for the clash against Pakistan , considering his past performances against the Asian nation. However, that backing has softened in the light of Roy's repeated failures and Morgan, fresh from his impressive 87 in England's group win over Australia, indicated Tuesday the team could not afford to "carry" anyone as they went in search of a first major ODI tournament triumph.

Sport Judge clouts 22nd homer, propels Yankees past Angels 5-3
Author: 0 Judge clouts 22nd homer, propels Yankees past Angels 5-3

Ben Zobrist and Miguel Montero also homered for Chicago, which ended a four-game losing streak to return to.500. The Orioles can only hope they're relevant in September. "Guess what? There's a game tomorrow, and we've got to be ready for another team". This disaster is not out of line with how Tillman has looked in his other starts this season.

Sport England U21s draw positives from Euro stalemate
Author: 0 England U21s draw positives from Euro stalemate

Ben Chilwell's reckless challenge on Linus Wahlqvist looked like condemning England to a defeat that would have left their hopes of reaching the semi-finals hanging by a thread, only for Pickford to deny the same player from the spot with an excellent right-hand save.

Sport Shahbaz Sharif arrives at Federal Judicial Academy
Author: 0 Shahbaz Sharif arrives at Federal Judicial Academy

Party circles said Shehbaz's appearance before the JIT was significant given his fervent temperament and they also believe that Shehbaz Sharif has an edge over the PM and the first family because he has a firm grip over the issues and has necessary aggression and passion to win the argument.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo tells Real Madrid he wants to leave
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo tells Real Madrid he wants to leave

As well as return to United, Ronaldo has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Calderon thinks a lucrative move outside of Europe is not an option at this stage of his career. According to a report from Portuguese soccer outlet A Bola , Ronaldo feels he is being unfairly targeted by the Spanish government. Madrid-based newspaper Marca also reported on Friday that Ronaldo is upset with his current situation, and said the European champions are now trying to persuade Ronaldo , ...

Author: 0 Warriors: No decision made on potential visit to White House

That all spells trouble for the rest of the league, who saw the Warriors capture a title in 2015, win a record-setting 73 games the next regular season before Durant moved to the Bay Area and the team became a juggernaut. Kerr said he was proud that the team "came back from the heartbreak of previous year". "But honestly, that's something we'll worry about at the time".

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid

Ronaldo , A Bola reported on Friday, privately feels upset at the treatment he has received from authorities in Spain and believes he is being made an example of because of his status as a star player. Cristiano has enjoyed a stunning 12 months in football. Marca say Real is willing to sell - but at a price. Only few could afford a player of such caliber, a four-time Champions League victor, the competition's record goalscorer, a man who led Portugal to Euro 2016 glory last summer.

Author: 0 Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave La Liga this summer, with a source close to the player stating the forward is "sad" after being accused of tax evasion. If Ronaldo were to leave, England's Manchester United and France's Paris Saint-Germain could be his possible European destinations because they are the only clubs that could afford his transfer fee and salary - which could hit £160 million (S$282 million).

Sport Beaten Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher - skipper Mortaza
Author: 0 Beaten Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher - skipper Mortaza

India has already beaten Pakistan in the ongoing tournament during the preliminary stage. Talking about the fantastic bowling from Kedar Jadhav , Kohli said that he's not a surprise package. Amir, thought to be the team's spearhead, missed out on the semi-final against England on Wednesday. At the moment he bowled today. He is fine. Yeah, definitely you would go with Amir, but we don't mind if Amir can't play.

Author: 0 French Open Day 8: Mladenovic ousts Muguruza

Of course I'm sad. "It's a very painful defeat here in the French Open ". "It's all behind me now, so whatever happens in this tournament is not necessarily my concern anymore". As the 11th seed, on her least-effective surface, anything more would have been a bonus. Elsewhere, 19-year-old Latvian Jelena Ostapenko booked her spot in the next round at Roland Garros with a 6-1 6-4 victory over Lesia Tsurenko .

Author: 0 Fowler leads US Open

Pardon the gallows humor. With the picturesque par-72 course set up at a monstrous 7,845 yards, Erin Hills had been expected to live up to the US Open's billing of being the toughest test in golf . "When it is the US Open and you're leading it is a different type of pressure because it is new so I'll see how that goes tomorrow". "You just have to look forward", Scott said.

Author: 0 Warriors undecided on whether to visit White House

Warriors guard Klay Thompson was throwing T-shirts to fans and waving from the top of an open, double-decker bus. And the different kind of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship-winning teams, we don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year.

Sport A quick look at the French Open
Author: 0 A quick look at the French Open

Meanwhile, Kei Nishikori survived a tough challenge from South Korea's Hyeon Chung. Both these players are the second favourites to win the title at Roland Garros this year, after Rafael Nadal , and it will be interesting to see how this battle pans out.

Author: 0 Buttler hits rapid 61 as England all out for 310 against NZ

New Zealand will be the obstacle standing between England and a semi-final spot when the two nations lock horns in a Group A contest of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at Sophia Gardens here on Tuesday. The match was effected by rain but overs were not reduced in either innings. "We did some very good things in that last game, and it was unfortunate the rain came when it did".

Author: 0 McIlroy dismisses Twitter criticism after US Open exit

Casting aside his own advice, he chose to stay for another day at the U.S. Open . Kim won The Players Championship in May for his second PGA Tour title. even though it's very disappointing to not be here on the weekend, but I think these last two rounds will serve me well going into the summer". And after all that, Casey finished tied for the lead at 7 under, along with Koepka , Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood .

Author: 0 Ronaldo 'wants to leave' Real Madrid after being accused of tax fraud

But alas, Cristiano Ronaldo , arguably the hottest player on the hottest soccer team in Europe, may soon be saying "adios" to Madrid if sports publications in Spain and his native Portugal have got the story right. The talented forward has been very instrumental since joining the club as he has helped them to claim 3 Champions League trophies already. Ronaldo would certainly not be short of suitors if he were to leave Madrid , and it seems clear he's determined to do so due to ...

Author: 0 Gracious Del Potro hails Murray strategy, seeks backhand improvement

That would be more than the 30 year-old Scot expected of himself: 'When I speak to my team we set high standards but I didn't come here with the mindset that I'm definitely going to go a long way. Croatian seventh seed Marin Cilic also advanced after sweeping aside Spain's Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the last 16 without dropping a set.

Author: 0 Special number 10 means so much to Nadal

He defeated the Swiss tennis ace 6-2, 6-3 and 6-1. He fought all the way through the third set, picking up a double break when he didn't necessarily need to in what was ultimately the final game of the match - but it characterised what Nadal did - fought for every point, as he has done throughout his career and made Wawrinka work for everything.

Author: 0 Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit after tax accusations

A source claims the "outraged" Portugal worldwide "feels great indignation" with all the speculation about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and
has made a decision to leave Spain . Ronaldo won the 2008 Champions League crown despite missing a penalty in their shootout victory over bitter rivals Chelsea in the final in Moscow.

Sport Steph Curry To Likely Skip White House Visit If Invited
Author: 0 Steph Curry To Likely Skip White House Visit If Invited

The White House has not offered the Warriors a formal invitation, and there have been no formal conversations by the Warriors about the possibility since they won the 2017 National Basketball Association championship on Monday night. James teamed up with All Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. So, sorry I went on a little rant, but that's how I feel about the team.

Author: 0 Blazing birdie run puts Hadwin in US Open hunt

Jason Day made two triple bogeys and closed with a birdie to avoid the indignity of shooting 80. "I was thinking about that coming down the last few holes, wondering if I was close", he said. Fowler, 28, who was 25 over par for his previous four rounds in the US Open , ended the day a shot ahead of compatriot Xander Schauffele and England's Paul Casey , with Tommy Fleetwood, Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka a shot further back.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant committed to Golden State

As a raucous crowd cheered at Oracle Arena, Curry watched freshly crowned Finals MVP Durant capturing his first ring in his 10th National Basketball Association season. Curry hopped and shouted as he gave high-fives to the crowd after getting off a double-decker bus during the Thursday parade. By taking just a modest pay cut to $31.8 million - still a 20 percent raise from what he made this year - Durant will be making a sacrifice to keep Iguodala and Livingston in the mix.

Sport Joe Root hopes England can learn from Champions Trophy semi-final
Author: 0 Joe Root hopes England can learn from Champions Trophy semi-final

Root fell when well set after an edged cut off leg-spinner Shadab Khan was well held by wicket-keeper Sarfraz. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed had a simpler explanation for Wednesday's outcome, saying: "We played very well". It was the dismissal of Root that triggered the England collapse after a solid start saw them reach 128 for 2. However, Morgan did not think that was the reason for England's demise.

Sport Gunshots Ring Out at Republican Congressional Baseball Practice
Author: 0 Gunshots Ring Out at Republican Congressional Baseball Practice

It's a tradition dating back to 1909. A few months later, he pointed a military-style rifle at a suburban Washington baseball diamond and opened fire, leaving House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana in critical condition and injuring four others before he was killed by Capitol police.

Author: 0 The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut

The Englishman struggled to get out of the knee-high fescue rough at Erin Hills and posted a snowman on the par-5 14th hole, his fifth of the day. McIlroy , however, who is returning from a hip and back injury, put a courageous face on his second consecutive missed cut at a US Open following his exit at the halfway stage in 2016.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson favored to win major for 2nd straight year

The player who turned the U.S. Open into a soap opera of sorts the previous two years won't be around for the weekend this time. Gretzky gave birth to River Jones on Monday, June 12. The new setup will allow officials to be strategically placed on each hole in various areas to better assist with rulings and pace of play. Day has finished in the Top 10 of the U.S.

Author: 0 Greens at Erin Hills starting to firm up

Johnson, who had bullishly expected to do well on a course he believed to be perfectly suited to his game, admitted he was surprised to be out after only 36 holes. "If not, get back to the drawing board and try my best to prepare for the next one". He's well outside the top 100 in average driving distance this week at 295.4 yards, but he's also missed just five fairways.

Author: 0 West Ham prepare £10m for Chris Smalling

Mourinho has decided Smalling is not good enough and will sell him to the highest bidder, with West Brom and Everton also showing interest.Smalling joined United from Fulham in 2010 and has gone on to make nearly 250 appearances. Slaven Bilic decided they are covered with Winston Reid performing well there last season. With Smalling potentially heading towards the exit door, Newcastle have now joined the race alongside other English top flight clubs in Everton and West Ham United as Magpies ...

Sport Canadian Henderson shoots 63 to lead LPGA in MI
Author: 0 Canadian Henderson shoots 63 to lead LPGA in MI

Ko's two-round total of 136 leaves her six strokes shy of Henderson, who fired a four-under 67 which included three bogeys to maintain her two-stroke lead. "I would say today my iron shots weren't as accurate as before, so I'll work on it a little bit tomorrow morning, then maybe work on the speed a little bit on the greens", said Feng of her approach to Saturday's third round.

Author: 0 India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final

We all know what happens behind the scenes. "They have beaten sides that looked really strong against them, but the belief just showed on the field the way they played together as a team, and you know, regardless of who you play in the finals, it's always going to be challenging because once you start thinking that it's a big game, then your mindset changes", the skipper gave a peek into the mindset of an worldwide team.

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