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Author: 0 Russian Federation wins 2-0 in Confed Cup

When the Russian players - some unknown outside their home country - were given center stage, they forced an own goal from New Zealand defender Michael Boxall in the 31st minute, and forward Fyodor Smolov added a second in the 69th. Although Russia were under pressure to perform well on home soil after slipping to a record low 63rd in FIFA's world rankings this month, the country faced even more scrutiny over issues off the pitch in the run-up to the tournament.

Author: 0 US Open sees surprising first round cuts

There were some incredible shots one in particular was Justin Thomas' Eagle Putt on 18. A three-time victor on the PGA Tour this season, Thomas also joined the exclusive "59" club by breaking 60 at the Sony Open, but he may have saved his best for Father's Day weekend and his quest for his first major crown.

Sport How Draymond Green Helped Make Kevin Durant's Move to Golden State Happen
Author: 0 How Draymond Green Helped Make Kevin Durant's Move to Golden State Happen

With a 3-0 series lead in the 2017 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors are well on their way to winning their second title in three years. The Warriors lead the NBA Finals, 3-0, with Game 4 Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. "You win a championship, then you lose one in heartbreaking fashion, you've pretty much seen everything at that point". Golden State sank an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers in the first quarter, four of them by Thompson, who scored 16 points in the ...

Author: 0 Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

But Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma scored the opener on 34 minutes before Javier Hernandez equalised with a low header for Mexico . "There is no reason to be concerned, we have to think about the next match". Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo of evading tax of 14.7 million euros (£13m), which he has denied. Ronaldo carried the ball into the area but was surrounded by three defenders and he passed it to Quaresma, who was free from markers on the far side of the box.

Sport Timo Bernhard leads Porsche to victory at Le Mans 24 Hours
Author: 0 Timo Bernhard leads Porsche to victory at Le Mans 24 Hours

Laurent's lead was less than two minutes with about an hour to go, at which point he handed over to Chinese driver Tung Ho-Pin. "So it's a shame we could not come back home and then get back in the race". The No. 13 encountered the same problem yet again when it came back in for a routine pit stop. Vaillante Rebellion's number 13 Oreca driven by Brazilian Nelson Piquet Junior, Denmark's David Heinemeier Hansson and Switzerland's Mathias Beche took third place .

Sport Donald Trump offers Rex Tillerson, Erdogan offers troops to Qatar
Author: 0 Donald Trump offers Rex Tillerson, Erdogan offers troops to Qatar

President Trump hammered the tiny nation of Qatar, a vital Middle Eastern ally of the United States, for its history of funding terror groups, even as a diplomatic blockade of the gas-rich country by other Arab States is hindering US military operations against ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Author: 0 Fleetwood focused as he bids for first major

Open with a 30-foot birdie putt on the third hole of the third round. The 24-year-old world number 13 produced a magnificent eagle three on the 600-yard 18th hole to crown a spellbinding display that was the lowest to par score in US Open history.

Author: 0 Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: Dana White defends super fight

A portion of the money I spend goes directly into the pocket of the fighters. UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor has signed his portion of the fighters agreement to face boxing great Floyd Mayweather later this year. I'll be watching this fight . That bout pulled in over $400 million, but Mayweather v McGregor is already estimated to eclipse that. "I did Golden Gloves and all that good stuff", he said.

Author: 0 Spieth stabilizes in final round at US Open

Rickie Fowler (-10): This is still Fowler's tournament to lose. "I'm a part of history". "But to me, it's going to basically all be kind of the same". On No. 7 he sank a 15-footer. He was 10 under, only two shots behind. He bogeyed the 10 hole when he hit a bad second shot right of the green. Harman most recently won the Wells Fargo Championship last month by making a birdie putt on the final hole to avoid a playoff with Dustin Johnson - there's that name again - and Pat Perez .

Sport Five ways Real Madrid can ensure their domination continues
Author: 0 Five ways Real Madrid can ensure their domination continues

Victory crowned a glorious season for Madrid , who has pulled off a La Liga and European Cup double for the first time since 1958, having also won the Club World Cup and European Super Cup. Perhaps most disappointingly of all for Rodriguez, he was not even named among the substitutes for the final in Cardiff on Saturday evening which only fueled rumours of an imminent departure.

Author: 0 Running AB out big mistake on my part, says Faf du Plessis

However, after this beleaguered campaign, the future of AB as a player and as a captain is not entirely cozy at the moment. His expression, which honestly you have to see to believe, has garnered him a lot of attention, and several memes on them are already doing rounds on Twitter .

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez sprains ankle ahead of Chile's Confederations Cup opener

Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas struck late in the second half to earn Chile a 2-0 win over African champions, Cameroon in their FIFA Confederations Cup opening clash. Sanchez should have broken the record, but saw his shot blocked after rounding Ondoa, only for Vargas to poke in the rebound. Before the whistle for the break the main referee Damir Skomina said Vargas goal - the replay showed that the striker Chile scored from offside.

Sport Andre Ward beats Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas rematch
Author: 0 Andre Ward beats Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas rematch

The people around him did. The team of Sergey Kovalev plans to file an appeal against the outcome of a rematch with Andre ward , and the Russians, for the first time the loser by a knockout, now he wants a third fight against the American.

Author: 0 Brian Harman leads 117th US Open after round 3

His score in relation to par - 9 under - was a U.S. Open record, and he finished the day at 11 under. The Englishman heads into the final round in a three-way tie for second alongside Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka , with the trio now one behind Brian Harman on 12-under.

Sport Champions Trophy final: India to field first against Pakistan
Author: 0 Champions Trophy final: India to field first against Pakistan

It was a match where everything went awry for the Men in Blue from the time Kohli went out for the toss. "When you win ugly, you learn a lot about the team ". Together with fellow all-rounder Imad Wasim (25 not out), he shared an unbroken stand of 71 for the fifth wicket. India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar , with an economical one for 44 in 10 overs, helped atone for some wayward bowling by his team-mates in an innings featuring 13 wides and three no-balls - almost three extra overs.

Author: 0 McGregor fight set for Aug. 26

While all of the rumors were swirling about his potential comeback for a fight, whether it would be against McGregor or not, he was filing trademarks with the number "50" left and right, just in case. However, one thing is clear - judging from Mayweather and McGregor's previous press conference form, we are in for a treat when these two athletes trade blows at media events in the coming weeks.

Author: 0 Kite looks back on windy final round at Pebble

Spieth says he asked Ellie on Saturday night what she wanted him to do in the final round of the U.S. Open. Zachary Perschke took his father to the U.S. "The finish was awesome". "It's been an off-putting week for me", Spieth said. He might need one at this rate. At Erin Hills you barely would have made the cut at 1-over, and if Sunday is anything like the previous three days, someone is going to have to shoot in the low 60s to win, unless Mother Nature decides to rear an angry face.

Author: 0 Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

Johnson insisted he was happy with his long game at Erin Hills , but he could not back up his ball striking with his putting as he failed to build on a positive start to his second round. No one had a chance. As well as Thomas, compatriot Reed was one of the biggest movers, powering up the board with a dazzling seven-under-par 65 that included four birdies on the front nine against one bogey.

Sport Lyon Close On Bertrand Giving Arsenal Lacazette Hope
Author: 0 Lyon Close On Bertrand Giving Arsenal Lacazette Hope

On Friday there was much fuss when quotes came from France making it sound like Jean-Michel Aulas had confirmed a fresh bid from Arsenal for Alexandre Lacazette . According to French sports daily L'Equipe, Chelsea have enquired about the Frenchman and with Everton demanding a high price for Romelu Lukaku, the Premier League champions could turn towards Lacazette.

Author: 0 Pakistan smash 338 vs India in Champions Trophy final

In his second over , one of the unsafe bowlers in today's cricket gave some hard time to the risky batsman in the World. Then we like chasing. There hasn't been a bilateral series since 2012-13 and the likelihood of one in the near future appears slim.

Sport India face off in Champions Trophy finale
Author: 0 India face off in Champions Trophy finale

On the eve of the Champions Trophy final , there was neither big-talking nor attempts at mind games from either captain. Everyone is aware of the talent they have - they can beat any side in the world. Some teams start off confidently but they fail later while some might not have the best starts but they come back amazingly which Pakistan has done", he said.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy Final: India 72/6 while chasing down 338

Ali scored 59 before Mohammed Hafeez provided a late burst with 37-ball 57. India opener Shikhar Dhawan is the tournament's leading run scorer with 317 runs in four matches and will look to continue his momentum against Pakistan . In his second over, one of the unsafe bowlers in today's cricket gave some hard time to the risky batsman in the World. India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar, with an economical one for 44 in 10 overs, helped atone for some wayward bowling by his team-mates in an ...

Author: 0 Five key moments that propelled Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory

Pakistan's triumph was all the more impressive given they had been comprehensively beaten by India in both teams' opening group match at Edgbaston a fortnight earlier. After leaving India reeling on six for two following the dismissals of Sharma and Kohli, Amir's figures read 1.4 overs , four runs, two wickets.

Sport Mohamed Salah to Liverpool: Roma star to arrive on Tuesday for medical
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah to Liverpool: Roma star to arrive on Tuesday for medical

This seems to be a rather questionable claim, but it certainly highlights just how pacy Salah is, which would boost Liverpool's impact significantly. Gazzetta now adds that Liverpool's new offer, including bonuses, means that there's no further discussions needed about the deal, and that Salah will be a Liverpool player in the coming week.

Sport Tapwrit Wears Down Irish War Cry to Win Belmont Stakes
Author: 0 Tapwrit Wears Down Irish War Cry to Win Belmont Stakes

Ridden by jockey Jose Ortiz, Tapwrit completed the 1½-mile route over a fast track to edge out favorite Irish War Cry by two lengths. J Boys Echo will be the ninth Belmont Stakes runner trained by Dale Romans, who has an unusual statistic in the Triple Crown finale.

Author: 0 Transfer Rumour: Alvaro Morata agrees to Manchester United switch

The Sun report that United have offered £52 million for the 24-year-old Spain worldwide who scored 20 goals in all competitions last season. Morata has emerged as United's primary target for a first-choice striker signing this summer, and the club are willing to bid up to £60million for the Spaniard.

Sport Flying India thrash Pakistan 7-1 at Hockey World League Semi-finals
Author: 0 Flying India thrash Pakistan 7-1 at Hockey World League Semi-finals

In the 49th minute, Pardeep Mor completed a handsome goal from a hard angle. India's star goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and ace flicker Rupinder Pal Singh were hardly missed by India considering the way they're dominating HWL Semis. While Pakistan have traditionally been the more dominant force (82W, 55L), since the turn of the decade, India have been the team that has had the upper hand (12W, 8L).

Author: 0 Justin Thomas ties US Open Tournament record with 63 in third round

Open record and broke another. He might need one at this rate. But Thomas had the round of the day, and one of the best in tournament history. Once again golfers were taking full advantage of a softened Erin Hills layout left defenseless by overnight rain, attacking the pins with gusto.

Author: 0 Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Ties between Saudi Arabia and Turkey have begun to fray due to sharply different policies toward Qatar. Qatar will not cut off gas to the United Arab Emirates despite a diplomatic dispute and a "force majeure" clause in its contract, the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum told Al Jazeera network, two weeks after some Gulf Arab states severed ties with Doha .

Author: 0 Reporters Spread False Rumor That Golden State Warriors Will Refuse Trump Invite

Right now is about celebrating our championship. National Basketball Association champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports . Of course, Kevin Durant once said that about the Oklahoma City Thunder, so players will lie to the media and fans, but with two NBA Championships in three seasons and a runner-up in the other makes it seem like Steph has nowhere else that would seem a smart choice.

Author: 0 Blues defeat was "great preparation" for Gatland

The Lions have made an unconvincing start to their tour, edging the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians before going down to the Blues . Alun Wyn Jones will lead the British & Irish Lions against the Crusaders on Saturday as the touring team look to bounce back from their midweek defeat to the Blues .

Author: 0 Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth NBA finals in a row

Before you knock LeBron for his 3-5 NBA Finals record, take a closer look at the teams he took there. But with a core of National Basketball Association stars under 30 , odds are they'll be back. Like I said, I want to be here. " Teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against this team".

Author: 0 Racing Villaverde offer to help Atletico with cheeky Diego Costa signing

David Silva opened the scoring for Spain for the fourth straight match before Diego Costa hit what proved to be the victor before the half-hour mark. There are few clubs that can afford the Chelsea striker, although they will likely be aided by Conte's desire to get rid of him and Costa's own desire to be elsewhere.

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin speech motivated Russian Federation, says Cherchesov

Russian Federation took the lead through Michael Boxall's first-half own goal. Every player in Russia's Confederations Cup squad plays in the domestic league, where the standard is far off the top European leagues, and some high up in the Russian Football Union (RFU) hope a few players might be bought by western European clubs over the summer, to give them at least a season of playing at a higher level before the World Cup.

Sport Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy

Fakhar Zaman must be thanking his stars as he survives a caught behind dismissal as Bumrah oversteps the line and bowls a no-ball. gets an edge off a no-ball. On Zaman, he said: "He's a great impact player, in his first ICC event, he played like a champion, he can be a great player for Pakistan ". "It is true that my nephew Sarfraz Ahmed is playing for Pakistan and we wish him and his team all the very best".

Sport India bowl against Pakistan in Champions Trophy final
Author: 0 India bowl against Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

India had thrashed Pakistani side by 124 runs in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4. Amir replaced fellow left-arm quick Rumman Raees, who marked his one-day worldwide debut with two wickets against England . In-form Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have also helped their side look capable enough of chasing any target.

Author: 0 Lungani Zama on Proteas at Champions Trophy

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today applauded the Indian bowlers' performance in the do-or- die clash against South Africa , saying it was a flawless example of how not to give away cheap runs. Bumrah made his debut for India against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January previous year. India didn't have a great start to their chase as they lost Rohit Sharma (12) at team's score of 23.

Author: 0 Putin's pregame speech 'mobilised' Russian Federation - coach Stanislav Cherchesov

Midfielder Denis Glushakov flicked the ball over goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in the 31st minute as New Zealand defenders rushed back to try to clear it off the line. "If anything [tonight] means we've gotta go more balls out and go for the win", said defender Boxall, who was credited with an own goal after Russian Federation hit the lead on the half-hour mark.

Sport Lyon president confirms advanced talks underway to sign Chelsea's Bertrand Traore
Author: 0 Lyon president confirms advanced talks underway to sign Chelsea's Bertrand Traore

Both Everton and West Ham United have been credited with an interest in the forward, but Aulas has said that the French outfit are keen on tying up a deal for the Burkina Faso worldwide. The Burkina-Faso global signed for Chelsea in 2014 and was loaned to Vitesse where he scored an impressive 16 goals in 42 games. He said at a press conference: "We absolutely want to do the operation [deal for Traore]".

Sport Alberta boxer Tim Hague in critical condition after knockout in Edmonton
Author: 0 Alberta boxer Tim Hague in critical condition after knockout in Edmonton

Tim Hague suffered a brain injury during the fight. Hague hit the canvas hard and was transported to the hospital moments later. Once we got Tim backstage and with the doctor we could tell he needed to go to the hospital. Hague entered the fight after getting knocked out just two months earlier. Hague injury may serve to raise concerns ahead of the contest, with McGregor set to take to the ring with one of the most accomplished boxers of all time.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax evasion charges

They say that in 2010, Ronaldo set up a company to manage his image rights in the British Virgin Islands but then transferred those rights to a second company in Ireland, exclusively for the objective of creating a "screen" to confuse Spanish tax authorities.

Author: 0 Harman takes lead at US Open during third round

He dropped another shot at the fourth, and despite showing his battling qualities with a birdie at the eight, another bogey at ten kept him down among the also-rans. "Yeah, 12 under, I'd have about a 10-shot lead in most Opens", he said. Scheffler isn't the only amateur making waves at Erin Hills, with Cameron Champ two shots back of the lead at 5 under.

Sport Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O's 8-2
Author: 0 Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O's 8-2

In the sixth, Judge launched a mammoth shot to left-center field that was estimated at 495 feet, the longest homer in the majors this season, according to Statcast. The 1938 team holds the record with an 8-game streak. It also restored the Yankees' two-run lead after they gave up a 3-1 edge in the seventh. NOTES: Yankees RF Aaron Judge was named the American League Player of the Week for the week ending June 11.

Author: 0 Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

The teams went into halftime tied 1-1. Portugal vs Mexico was always going to be one of the better fixtures in a slightly underwhelming competition, and it has delivered, after 45 minutes anyway. Ronaldo made a great run from near midfield to set up Quaresma's 34th-minute goal. After a stray touch in what is usually a scoring position for him, Ronaldo caught out the Mexican defence with a lovely reverse ball for Quaresma who showed composure to mug the goalkeeper and tap it home.

Author: 0 Russia begin Confederations Cup campaign on winning note

The comments echoed those the of All Whites coach Anthony Hudson, who also praised Russia's " unbelievable " new stadiums in an interview with RT, noting that he hadn't personally encountered " any negativity around the tournament, which is going to be really well-run ".

Author: 0 Steve Kerr Says He Plans To Coach Warriors 'For A Long Time'

On Monday night, the Golden State Warriors became 2017's National Basketball Association champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers (much to Rihanna's dismay ). Curry, who is eligible for a five-year, $205 million extension, added: "It would mean everything [to stay together]". ". I'm sure we will have a conversation about it pretty soon".

Sport Champions Trophy: India, Pak gear up for 'mother of all finals'
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: India, Pak gear up for 'mother of all finals'

India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar , with an economical one for 44 in 10 overs, helped atone for some wayward bowling by his team-mates in an innings featuring 13 wides and three no-balls - almost three extra overs. Mohammad Amir rattled the famed Indian top order before Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali chipped in with crucial breakthroughs. "It's a young team , credit goes to my boys, this tournament can be a great booster for us".

Author: 0 All Whites beaten by Russian Federation

Russian Federation defeated New Zealand 2-0 thanks to an own goal from New Zealand defender Michael Boxall and a strike from forward Fyodor Smolov . Arriving by helicopter close to $750 million new stadium in his native St. Petersburg barely 20 minutes before kickoff, Putin was soon installed in the main grandstand and made a speech to launch the tournament.

Author: 0 Justin Thomas sets Open scoring record with 9-under 63

In fact, he's not even leading after three rounds. Justin Thomas , Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood are tied for second, one shot back. "That means I'm a part of history", he said. "We're definitely in good position for tomorrow". "When you give us soft greens and not much wind, you know there are going to be some good scores. I was just happy that I was the one that was able to take advantage of it today".

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