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Author: 0 Eoin Morgan dismisses element of complacency after defeat by Pakistan

Mohammad Hafeez (R) and Babar Azam walks back to the pavilion after Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final cricket match between England and Pakistan. He and Stokes had prospered on a vastly different surface against Australia in their final Group A match at Edgbaston on Saturday. It was a hammer blow for England as they lost their next seven wickets for the addition of just 83 runs.

Sport Pakistan reach ICC Champions Trophy final after surprise victory over England
Author: 0 Pakistan reach ICC Champions Trophy final after surprise victory over England

His England counterpart Eoin Morgan said his side failed to adapt to the conditions in Cardiff . "Certainly over the next couple of weeks I'll get my head around that and all the challenges it will bring". It may have been nerves, but mostly "the skill, variety and verve of Pakistan's fast bowlers proved to be too good for England's batsmen, who were confounded by a mixture of reverse-swing, yorkers, bouncers and slower balls".

Author: 0 Louis Oosthuizen makes a little noise at US Open

There were 18 rounds in the 60s, starting with one for the record book. On Saturday, June 17th, the clover was once again getting just as much attention as the golfers competing. 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.

Sport India, Pakistan gear up for high octain final
Author: 0 India, Pakistan gear up for high octain final

But he warned against India in the big final, Pakistan needed to bat first. "The India game was an aberration", he said. On the eve of Sunday's high-profile rematch he also said the Birmingham encounter was an "aberration", entirely uncharacteristic these days of a team who often glory in their reputation for unpredictability.

Sport Twins Lose Critical Series Opener To Indians
Author: 0 Twins Lose Critical Series Opener To Indians

Joyce reached base five times, Jesse Hahn (3-4) pitched five innings to defeat NY for the first time in his career and Jed Lowrie had an RBI single to keep the A's rolling at home. The team did not announce which pitcher will start which game. DIAMONDBACKS 5, PHILLIES 1: Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run double and also made a key catch, boosting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.

Sport Is Boston eyeing a draft day trade for Jimmy Butler?
Author: 0 Is Boston eyeing a draft day trade for Jimmy Butler?

The 76ers have the No. 3 pick this year and according to the NBA Rumor Mill, they will likely trade that to the Celtics for the No. 1 pick this year. A deal for the 2017 No. 1 pick can be made but it cannot involve the Lakers or Kings picks unless there is an All-Star player attached. Markelle Fultz .

Sport ICC Champions Trophy: Group stage game not relevant in final, says Kohli
Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy: Group stage game not relevant in final, says Kohli

He also became the fastest batsman in terms of innings to reach 8000 runs in the 50-over format of the game. "In the PSL we're getting all our top players rubbing shoulders with some of the best players around the world, so that is rubbing off on our cricket now, where certainly there had been a void for a period of time".

Sport LeBron James Hilariously Trolls Draymond Green
Author: 0 LeBron James Hilariously Trolls Draymond Green

The NBA Finals ended four days ago when the Warriors took down the defending champion Cavaliers in a hard-fought Game 5. "I think they feel, I think within Cleveland and around the league, they feel that he's very much in play to leave again and likely head out West to one of the two L.A.

Sport Venus Williams only looking forward after French Open loss
Author: 0 Venus Williams only looking forward after French Open loss

The 19-year-old downed Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-4 on Friday at the French Open before admitting the dazzling, sultry Brazilian rhythms of the Samba are key to her success . "It's a very painful defeat here in the French Open ", she said afterwards. Women's second seed Karolina Pliskova advanced to round four with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Carina Witthoeft.

Sport Robbie Henshaw has plan for facing Sonny Bill Williams
Author: 0 Robbie Henshaw has plan for facing Sonny Bill Williams

Gatland has picked a strong but still experimental lineup, though, to meet a Crusaders team which contains nine All Blacks. Ireland's openside flanker Sean O'Brien has been given the nod for the number seven jersey and will make his first appearance of the tour, with compatriot Peter O'Mahony named at blindside flanker.

Author: 0 Sailing-Britain's Ainslie stakes all on America's Cup dream (BT., BA., SIE)

As the highest scoring challenger during the qualifier round which ended on Saturday, New Zealand chose Ainslie's team as their semi-final opponents, leaving Sweden's Artemis Racing and Team Japan to compete in the other. Racing was cancelled due to a lack of wind, conditions in which Team New Zealand has previously looked much stronger than others. Despite having won only three of eight races, Ainslie's boat is a point behind Team NZ because of the two-point pre-regatta bonus earned by ...

Author: 0 E. Coli Found In Drinking Waters At US Open

It marked the first time since the world rankings were created in 1986 that the top three ranked players in the world missed the cut at a US Open . "I was in the hay too much over the last couple of days", Day said. Holywood's McIlroy finished four under for the final six holes, which helped the four-time major victor post a one-under-par 71 in Wisconsin, but the damage was done in the first round as McIlroy hit six over to effectively end his chances at the second major of the year.

Author: 0 Jos Buttler's Unbelievable Six Almost Crashes Into A Cameraman

Ball had set the tempo by clean bowling Luke Ronchi in the first over, while Mark Wood's clever cross-seam delivery saw off New Zealand captain Kane Williamson when on 87 and with the Black Caps looking increasingly threatening. England players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in Cardiff on Tuesday. "Their batsmanship is ridiculously unbelievable, they know the game inside out and it's a master class when they get going".

Sport Garcia takes aim at double major in US Open
Author: 0 Garcia takes aim at double major in US Open

Can he become the seventh player in golf history to win both The Masters and the U.S. Open Championship? Good friend and fellow Masters victor Adam Scott says Garcia's game is of such a high caliber, that even if he was to find himself still basking in the winning limelight, he will continue to be a contender.

Sport Steph Curry says he doesn't want to visit the White House
Author: 0 Steph Curry says he doesn't want to visit the White House

It wouldn't be a surprise if the Warriors decide to ditch the post-championship presidential photo-op. "We've overcome a lot of doubts", said Tulio Zelada, 28, a San Francisco resident who attended the parade. Amid multiple reports that the new National Basketball Association champions have decided not to participate in the traditional visit to the White House, the team's official position is that no decision has been made regarding whether they'll attend.

Author: 0 Russia opens Confederations Cup with 2-0 win over New Zealand

Hudson acknowledged his team had "obviously" wanted a better result but was doing his best to remain upbeat ahead of their game against Mexico in Sochi in four days time. Russia's Denis Glushakov, top, chips the ball over New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic to score the opening goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russian Federation and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg st.

Sport Senzatela gets 9th win as Rockies beat Giants, 10-8
Author: 0 Senzatela gets 9th win as Rockies beat Giants, 10-8

It matches the Rockies' longest winning streak against any National League West opponent. With the loss, San Francisco has now lost five straight games and 14 of its last 18 contests. When he finally returned to the batter's box to the congratulatory high five of Austin Slater, the runner he had batted in from first, he chose to bash his forearm against Slater's instead.

Author: 0 Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors' NBA title

Kyrie Irving followed up his 40-point gem in Game 4 with 26 points but shot 9 for 22. Myers realizes adding Durant might not have worked so well with anyone but the Warriors . A bit of a bruiser, Pachulia has always had a likable personality that made fans of the teams he played for love him. The brilliant work of the Warriors front office doesn't stop there, though.

Author: 0 Arthur confident India 'aberration' behind Pakistan

Kohli is a global icon with millions of followers on various social media platforms, but the prolific batsman has not been investing too much time on that during the tournament. There's no overexcitement. People are just doing the normal things that they do in any practice session. In fact, if reports are to be believed, around Rs 2,000 crore will be on stake for Sunday's Champion's Trophy final , according to estimates by the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF).

Author: 0 No drama this time: DJ bids an early farewell at US Open

Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . Oosthuizen, whose sole major title to date came at St Andrews in 2010, birdied the first, fourth, seventh and eighth to move to four under par, while 2015 victor Spieth had covered his first 11 holes in level par.

Author: 0 Alvaro Morata's agent says Man United waiting on Real Madrid's decision

The report states that the striker's agent has already told Madrid that the star wants to leave his boyhood club this summer in a search for a guarantee of action. Sport twist the situation slightly, and claim Chelsea could be set to gazump Manchester United for Morata. Although it would seem like Perez is hoping for a lot to get almost £80m for a striker who has managed just 15 league goals this season, he may not be going to mad.

Author: 0 Why I will not reveal anything about Ronaldo's future - Portugal coach, Santos

The other teams are New Zealand , Cameroon, Chile, Australia and Mexico . It is the 10th edition of the competition at which the six continental federation champions are joined by the hosts and the World Cup holders. In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 28 2017, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the worldwide friendly soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the dos Barreiros stadium in Funchal, Madeira island, Portugal.

Author: 0 Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule at French Open

I couldn't believe that I lost that set, because I had many opportunities to win". It could have been an entirely different story for Del Potro - who came into the contest nursing a groin injury - had he taken an opening set which lasted one hour and 23 minutes and saw Murray prevail 10-8 in the tie-break.

Sport Virat Kohli: India will be neither arrogant nor 'intimidated' against Pakistan
Author: 0 Virat Kohli: India will be neither arrogant nor 'intimidated' against Pakistan

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 feels the Indian skipper has enormous confidence in his side and if they play any team on skill alone, keeping control of its emotions, then he (Kohli) would back his side to beat anyone in the world.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy sees grounds for optimism despite early US Open exit

Garcia, who waited almost two decades to notch his first major title at Augusta, would be halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam should he prevail at Erin Hills . It was an obvious endorsement for the immaculate condition Erin Hills is in for this week's 117th U.S. Open championship. 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 Eoin Morgan praises 'outstanding' England bowlers after New Zealand win

But Bangladesh won their most recent meeting in Dublin by five wickets, although key quintet Boult, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson , Tim Southee and Adam Milne were all missing for New Zealand . They bowled very consistently, and made life hard for us with the bat. "I don't think it's unfair of me to say a margin of victory like that can be considered a bit of a hammering and England will take massive confidence by booking itself a place in the 14 June semi-final in Cardiff after ...

Sport Kane: Hampden is one of the best stadiums I've played in
Author: 0 Kane: Hampden is one of the best stadiums I've played in

Being away with the Marines, we spoke about being ready for any situation, if things do take a turn for the worse, be ready for that and never drop our heads". Germany's 5-point lead atop Group C was maintained as Stuart Dallas scored two minutes into injury time to give Northern Ireland a 1-0 win over Azerbaijan in Baku.

Author: 0 US Senate passes Russia sanctions bill

It was noted, "the amendment of the Russian Federation will be attached to the pending bill on sanctions against Iran ". The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation and to make sure the Trump administration doesn't change course without congressional buy-in.

Author: 0 Thomas shoots 63 in US Open third round

Open round in nine under par. Thomas, decked out in fluorescent pink trousers, was on the move quickly with a birdie-birdie start and had an even hotter finish to his front nine, carding birdies on four-of-five closing holes, including the last three to move to seven-under.

Sport Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener
Author: 0 Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

The Russian president made it a national priority to win hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup in a fierce Federation Internationale de Football Association bidding contest seven years ago. "Obviously in the first game of the tournament we wanted to get a better result than we did", New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson said. " I thought I scored the opening goal but it doesn't really matter who was credited for it ", Glushakov said.

Sport Russia dominate New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener
Author: 0 Russia dominate New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Besides Russia and New Zealand , Portugal, Mexico , Cameroon, Chile, Australia and Germany have also sent their national teams to participate in the cup. From Russia's fourth corner, defender Viktor Vasin's header saw the ball spin off a post and across the goalmouth before Michael McGlinchey cleared.

Author: 0 May says Brexit talks to start as scheduled

A Conservative source said there was so far no deal to announce and that a decision on the timing of any announcement would only be made once an agreement is finalised. A DUP source said: "Our discussions are continuing". With former prime ministers stepping all over the turf, and mainstream media barely concealing its ambition to discredit the new DUP-supported, Tory-led government from the get-go, there is one way that Theresa May could clear the air, give herself some much needed ...

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy Final: 'Colonial' rivals to fight for glory

He was all praise for Pakistan team's turnaround in the competition. Their rivalry with India was also off-tracked following India's stance against bilateral series against its bitter neighbours. Earlier, in 2002, we had seen two teams sharing the Champions Trophy and they are India and Sri Lanka as the final was washed out on an actual day and on the reserve day as well.

Author: 0 Leaderboard logjam at US Open as top names miss cut

Leishman is now sharing eighth place, only three shots back of co-leaders Rickie Fowler and England's Paul Casey at seven-under. Unfortunately, none of the three will be around this weekend for the 117th U.S. The American holds the lead on his own, but Englishman Paul Casey and American Xander Schauffele are just one sot back on six under par. That still didn't appear to be almost enough.

Author: 0 JB Holmes one shot off US Open lead heading into weekend

The world number two h it just five of them to tie for last in the 156-man field in that category on day one, but still made four bogeys on Friday despite hitting 11 of 14 fairways. Once again golfers were taking full advantage of an Erin Hills layout softened by overnight rain, attacking the pins with gusto and none more than Thomas, who had six birdies on a blistering outward nine.

Author: 0 Adam Hadwin set to make cut at US Open

Given the wayward shots coming from Day's clubs, it was not a hard task. "I was in the hay too much over the last couple of days", Day said. Pardon the gallows humor. I didn't know what was going on. "If we can't hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home ". Speaking about the changes he made a year ago, Fleetwood added: "I went back to my old coach and had one of my best mates caddying and I think that can't be underestimated, having your friend with ...

Author: 0 US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

The quartet are seven under at Erin Hills after a Friday that saw Japan's Hideki Matsuyama surge up a congested leaderboard with a stunning seven-under 65, while the world's top-ranked players were unable to stage recoveries. None of the leaders had as shaky a stretch as Casey, who made 8 on the par-5 14th hole - after hitting into the fescue and almost whiffing on his swing to get out - and bogeyed the next hole.

Sport Madrid hailed as 'Masters of the Universe' after crushing Juve
Author: 0 Madrid hailed as 'Masters of the Universe' after crushing Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, becoming the first player to find the net in three Champions League finals. "My age is just a number, I feel like a young boy", 32-year-old Ronaldo said after being handed the man-of-the-match award by his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson .

Sport Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand
Author: 0 Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match scheduled f. The Gold Cup victor plays Portugal tomorrow in Kazan. Confederations Cup teams Chile and Mexico have been sanctioned by Federation Internationale de Football Association a combined 17 times for fans' homophobic chants in the current World Cup qualifying programme.

Author: 0 Sarfraz Ahmed's Etawah-based mamu roots for India in Champions Trophy final

But Zaheer asserted that the manner of Pakistan's victory against pre-tournament favourites England bears proof that the final will be closely contested. "We have to (attack), we've got no option. It is a mercurial team and this tournament has thrown up so many upsets so far", Hussey wrote in a column for the official website of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Sport Favorites Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Favorites Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup

Every competition needs a star player, and this Confederations Cup is already benefiting from the reflected glow of Ronaldo's presence. Ronaldo will be playing his first match since being accused of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes.

Author: 0 India have edge, but Pak have better bowling attack: Tait

The players joked and enjoyed the sun as they took their turn at nets. "He is a complete package, so I would not like to change anything at this particular stage", he replied when asked about any possible changes in the playing XI. On their day they can beat any side in the world. "Neither are we intimidated nor are we too arrogant about what we are doing". Last match when Amir was not there, people were anxious about our main strike bowler not playing.

Author: 0 The wrong kind of US Open history

Plus, on a course that has measured more than 7,800 yards in each of the first two rounds, you would have expected all three to thrive with their power games. World No.9 Rickie Fowler has relinquished the lead during through the second round of the US Open on Friday. Day has been dealing with his mother's significant health issues for months, though he had been playing well lately.

Sport FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in Russian Federation
Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in Russian Federation

New Zealand are now without a win in 10 Confederations Cup matches and struggled to make an attacking impression. World Cup holders Germany and the six winners of Federation Internationale de Football Association confederations descend on Russia for the two-week tournament that will allow the hosts to assess the readiness of four of its World Cup venues and its ability to handle fans from overseas.

Sport Mutko: 'Racism not purely a Russian problem'
Author: 0 Mutko: 'Racism not purely a Russian problem'

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is also coming to St. Petersburg on Saturday for the opening of the tournament. The eight-nation, 16-game tournament features the host nation, 2014 World Cup victor Germany and champions of FIFA's six continental governing bodies.

Sport Wales ready for crunch battle without Gareth Bale, says Chris Coleman
Author: 0 Wales ready for crunch battle without Gareth Bale, says Chris Coleman

The match ended 1-1, with Newcastle striker Alexander Mitrovic canceling out Ramsey's sublime effort - but the Arsenal man's penalty kick was the biggest talking point for more than one reason. A hostile home crowd in Belgrade was stunned into silence as Aaron Ramsey's outrageous chipped penalty gave Wales a precious half-time lead after Sam Vokes' shirt was pulled.

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