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Author: 0 Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva

The Portuguese sports daily A Bola published a front-page story Friday saying that Ronaldo was upset with the accusations made against him and that his decision to leave Madrid was "irreversible". "He takes this tournament very seriously and is focused", said Ronaldo's team-mate Andre Silva , the striker who has just joined AC Milan from Porto.

Sports Nadal beats Wawrinka to win French Open for a 10th time
Author: 0 Nadal beats Wawrinka to win French Open for a 10th time

Nadal was joined on the presentation by his uncle Toni , his coach since boyhood, who is stepping down at the end of the year. Nadal lost only 35 games across seven matches. However, despite boasting a 15-3 head-to-head superiority over 32-year-old Wawrinka , the oldest man in the Paris final in 44 years, Nadal is wary of complacency.

Author: 0 Pakistan has to fight to make Champs Trophy final a contest

When the Asian giants met in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4, India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs. He averages 20.50 against them, as opposed to 28.21 in all one-day internationals. I remember that Mumbai had stopped for us. It carried that momentum to the England match, where everything clicked and now it has another opportunity to face arch-rival India in the final.

Author: 0 Warriors Say No Decision Yet On White House Visit

As we go into the talks and this whole process, which is obviously new for me, I will approach it to get the most out of it I can as an individual, as a player, and something that Ive been working for for a very long time. "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".

Sports Sidney Crosby's hometown to get another taste of Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby's hometown to get another taste of Stanley Cup

When it comes to mantras, Mike Sullivan's " Just Play" forever will be associated with the Penguins' successive Stanley Cup championship runs. Other details were still being finalized Monday and will be announced later. What I'm saying is, I've already logged more than 25 years in the great state we call Tennessee, and more specifically, this indescribable, "little, big town" "diamond in the South" called Nashville , and I've never seen anything like the scene we've witnessed downtown ...

Sports FIFA threatens to call off football matches over homophobic chants
Author: 0 FIFA threatens to call off football matches over homophobic chants

Host nation Russian Federation beat a poor New Zealand team 2-0 on Saturday to open the Confederations Cup with a win that was all but demanded by Vladimir Putin . On allegations of exploitation of North Korean workers building the St Petersburg stadium , Mutko told Spiegel magazine organizers were not responsible for what workers were being employed by sub-contractors.

Sports Start of Confed Cup is great holiday for Russia: Sports minister
Author: 0 Start of Confed Cup is great holiday for Russia: Sports minister

Hosts Russia got off to a winning start at the Confederations Cup on Saturday, Fedor Smolov's second-half goal sealing a 2-0 win over New Zealand in Saint Petersburg in the tournament opener. A three-player race to meet the rebound off a post saw the sliding Boxall's trailing right arm get the final touch in a bundle of bodies. First, Aleksandr Samedov's corner found Viktor Vasin, whose diving header from 12 yards struck the inside the post before being hacked clear off the line by ...

Author: 0 US Open sees top seeds cut, four-way tie for lead

He picked up one shot on his first nine, after an opening-round 79, but a double bogey on the fifth and a second-round 75 sunk him to finish 10-over for the tournament. After another week off, he will play the WGC-Bridgestone and PGA Championship . Friday's round included five birdies and two bogeys. "In college I normally am the longest.

Author: 0 Diego Costa set to leave Premier League Champions Chelsea

Costa had claimed that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had informed him that he was not part of the Italian's plans next season. It appears he would love to go back to Atletico Madrid , but their transfer ban means he would not be eligible for registration until January 1 2018.

Author: 0 Why Rickie Fowler is in good spirits despite a back-9 fade

Rickie Fowler opens Round 2 of the U.S. Open on Friday as the first-day leader after he shot a 7-under 65 in the first round. And I think with everything so large, your target is larger and your misses get even more extreme. But a nicely grilled Polish, with Erin Hill's addition of thin slices of apples as a garnish, sounds like a terrific breakfast. "My timing was a little bit off, and that was it".

Author: 0 Unchanged India line-up for Champions Trophy final, hints Virat Kohli

Except for their first group game against India , the plan has worked. The Oval was where, back in 1882, England's defeat by Australia led to a mock obituary in a newspaper referring to the "ashes" of English cricket and hence the name for all future Anglo-Australian Test series.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy Final: Unchanged India XI against Pakistan, hints Virat Kohli

As per Ladbrokes the stakes for Pakistan are 2/1 as against 2/5 for India. The entire team is used to playing pressure games and the squad looked in a comfort zone of another world final. Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world's top-eight one-day worldwide sides.

Author: 0 Forget group win over Pakistan, Kohli warns before final

But I heard reports that he refused to do so and said Miandad criticises the team too much. Bowling with the new ball, Raees took 2 for 44 in Pakistans eight-wicket victory. Since that 2009 win, though, Pakistan have lost seven in a row. "And there will be days, when you score a zero and you feel great on the day as you have won a game of cricket".

Author: 0 US Open at Erin Hills

Neither could recover to make the cut Friday, as McIlroy shot 71 to finish at 5-over and Day shot 75 and finished 10-over. Rose was also vulnerable at two over, a score that left him one shot outside the cut line with Friday's later starters still to tee off.

Sports Real, Ronaldo cement place in history
Author: 0 Real, Ronaldo cement place in history

It is then the first club to do it in the modern version of the Champions League , the third in 4 years. Speaking about the fixture, Mourinho claims it'll be an hour to face the best team in Europe. "I have a year left in my contract and I think that I'll be here the next year". "I want to thank all of you". As for the rest what we're going to do now is enjoy what we've achieved and rest we'll see for next year.

Author: 0 Four players tied for US Open lead

Last year's victor and world number one Johnson, who arrived late in Wisconsin after staying in California for the birth of his second child, added a one-over-par 73 to his opening 75 to finish on four-over 148, three off the cut line. He hit 12 of the 14 fairways in the second round, and one of the misses came on No. 15, when he was in desperation mode and tried to drive the green on the 357-yard hole.

Author: 0 Top 3 miss US Open cut, leaving 4-way tie for lead

That increased the likelihood of a seventh successive major producing a first-time victor, although the likes of Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer - who claimed U.S. "You don't get many rounds at the U.S. Open that are stress-free", Fowler said. It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions - mainly, soft conditions - low scores don't distract from the tournament.

Author: 0 Paul Casey rallies after triple-bogey for share of US Open lead

Koepka, Harman and Fleetwood all shot matching 2-under 70s to join Casey at 7-under. And he's giving the fans something to cheer. "It was a good display, all my own fault, of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course".

Sports Champions League: Didier Deschamps praises Zinedine Zidane after Real Madrid retain title
Author: 0 Champions League: Didier Deschamps praises Zinedine Zidane after Real Madrid retain title

The Portuguese striker scored twice to become the Champions League top scorer with a total of 12 goals in the competition, reaching a milestone 600th career goal. The video featured Ronaldo Jr who donned Real's purple away jersey and was trying out some shots with three other players including a goalkeeper. "People don't have words to criticize", Ronaldo said, "because the numbers don't lie ".

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

Open glory in 2014 - were handily placed four off the pace. Johnson , who arrived late at Erin Hills following the birth of his second child on Monday, will now have extra time to spend with his infant son after returning a 73 for four-over.

Sports Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup

It leaves him exposed with a squad shorn of experience and class but if they can get out of a group that also includes Mexico and European champions Portugal it will show progress ahead of the main event next summer when the world's best come to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Portugal land in Kazan ahead of Confederations Cup debut

Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match scheduled f. KAZAN, Russia (AP ) - Cristiano Ronaldo is in the spotlight again, but this time not for his skills as a player. "We have trained focusing on Portugal , not Cristiano Ronaldo and the team is in good shape". "We know what type of player he is, but aside from him there are other quality players that we have to stop".

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli says not intimidated, won't be arrogant vs PAK

The stakes have seldom been higher for the competing teams. India have won two tournaments during this period - the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy . "Let's hope we can put our "A" game again, because if we can, and I said it before the England game, if we put our "A" game together and do the basics well, we can beat anybody".

Sports Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match
Author: 0 Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match

Right back Alexander Samedov provided the assist with a square ball across the face of goal, and Fedor Smolov was in flawless position at the far post to poke it into the back of the net. Some 191 fans have been put on a blacklist banning them from games and legislation has been introduced to toughen up punishments and deport foreign hooligans.

Author: 0 Trump attacks Hillary Clinton again on Twitter for 'bleaching' emails

It's not clear who's operating the account. With the Russian Federation probe moving closer to Donald Trump himself, the president appears to long for the simpler times of last year's presidential campaign, when he didn't have to shoulder the nation's scrutiny on his own.

Sports Russian Federation eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand
Author: 0 Russian Federation eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

But the global body has not committed to a tournament in 2021 yet, saying it will not be held by 2022 Cup hosts Qatar due to the heat. If we see their past performances, they have scored only 2 goals in 9 Federation Cup games. Wednesday 21 June: Russia v Portugal, 5pm; Mexico v New Zealand , 8pm. The tournament isn't without fears. The All Whites have spoken openly and regularly about their desire to spring upsets and create history by becoming the country's first full senior side to ...

Author: 0 Russian Federation get off to winning start in Confederations Cup

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. The other two Group A teams include European champions Portugal spearheaded by the global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and the most decorated CONCACAF team Mexico.

Sports Serbia tops World Cup qualifying group after draw with Wales
Author: 0 Serbia tops World Cup qualifying group after draw with Wales

Thankfully it went in. "We'll be happier with a point than Serbia , but I've got mixed emotions really", Coleman said. Asked about the consequences of missing in that fashion, he added: "That is the risk you take". "He seems to thrive on that responsibility, it's not the first time he's run a game for us". "His input tonight was huge". Wales were always likely to sit deep and hope for a break, especially without the suspended Gareth Bale , and so it proved.

Author: 0 Defiant De Villiers defends captaincy

There was a call out there, and I thought we could get through for the one". AB de Villiers is feeling the heat after his team's embarrassing first-round exit from the ICC Champions Trophy . South Africa were 94 for one after 20 overs and De Kock reached a tidy half-century off 68 balls before he was deceived by spinner Ravindra Jadeja and bowled for 53.

Sports Kiwis beat Oracle in 1st 2 America's Cup races in Bermuda
Author: 0 Kiwis beat Oracle in 1st 2 America's Cup races in Bermuda

Team New Zealand have beaten Team USA in race two of the America's Cup final on Saturday to go 1-0 ahead, erasing the Americans' one-point lead with another convincing win. Emirates Team New Zealand faces Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing match starting June 17. 'I definitely think this bonus point advantage is going to be important, ' Spithill said.

Sports Lopez upsets Berdych, Zverev stops Haas at Stuttgart Open
Author: 0 Lopez upsets Berdych, Zverev stops Haas at Stuttgart Open

In the semi-final he meets Ivo Karlovic , a 6-4 6-4 victor over Daniel Medvedev. In an all-French semifinal, the fourth-seeded Pouille beat Benoit Paire , 7-6 (5), 7-5. Luxembourg's Muller, seeded four and beaten tournament finalist a year ago, produced one of his best displays of the season to upset second seed Zverev 7-6 (7/5) 6-2.

Sports Watch French Open 2017 quarterfinals live on TV, online
Author: 0 Watch French Open 2017 quarterfinals live on TV, online

He joins Roger Federer at the top of the chart for most Roland Garros quarterfinal showings in the Open Era (since April 1968). I'm going to be ready for that. Djokovic hasn't lost in the quarters of a grand slam since the 2014 Australian Open. Defending champions Djokovic, on the other hand, made it to the last-eight after sweeping aside Spain's Albert Ramos Viñolas 7-6 (7-9), 6-1, 6-3.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid after accusations

According to a report in the A Bola newspaper on Friday, the 32-year-old Portugal captain feels that the Real Madrid club doesn't protect him the way it should. The Argentina global was found guilty and subsequently lost an appeal against a 21-month prison sentence - under Spanish law sentences under two years are usually suspended - and a €2.1m (£1.8m) fine.

Author: 0 Sarfraz, Imad: Pakistanis to win an ICC final vs India

Their victories over the West Indies carry little weight with the men from the Caribbean in disarray for some time now. India trounced their arch-rivals by 124 runs in the opening game at Birmingham and then lost to Sri Lanka in their very next match.

Author: 0 Russian Federation football fan leader barred from Confederations Cup

Petersburg Saturday. As for football? The subject elicits a universal "thumbs down" gesture that says everything about Russia's current relationship with its team just 12 months before World Cup kicks off. During a 2015 interview, Brazilian star Hulk, who played for Zenit St Petersburg from 2012-2016, said he encountered racism in "almost every game" he played.

Author: 0 Andy Murray 'fired up' by 'strange' time violation at French Open

Second seed Djokovic was a shadow of the player who a year ago completed a career Grand Slam by winning Roland Garros for the first time to hold all four major trophies simultaneously. "I'm going to be ready for that". Bizarrely, Murray was belatedly inspired into form by a code violation from chair umpire Carlos Ramos early in the second set.

Sports Simona Halep Beats Elina Svitolina To Reach Semi-Finals
Author: 0 Simona Halep Beats Elina Svitolina To Reach Semi-Finals

The match was good: She played well, then I played better. "I think Gaby came out with a great return on, I think, 9-8 when Robert served". "I was always playing aggressive and trying to hit the ball when I can". Worse, for Halep: She tore a ligament in her right ankle, leaving her French Open status up in the air. "I take on a young player, it will be an interesting challenge".

Sports Davy Klaassen joins Everton from Ajax for £23.6m
Author: 0 Davy Klaassen joins Everton from Ajax for £23.6m

The sentiment among Toffees supporters was overwhelmingly positive, towards both the players and the club for getting the deals done. "I talked to him about the Club and everything we want to achieve and he was really positive". Koeman added: "I'm delighted we've been able to bring Davy to Everton". Always been the butt of transfer jokes (Arteta money, Riquelme signing, Sissoko fiasco, and countless others), in the first full summer with Ronald Koeman in charge and Steve Walsh identifying ...

Sports Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens
Author: 0 Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens

Beaulieu opened the season on Montreal's opening line before falling down on the depth chart throughout the year. The 24-year-old set career highs with four goals, 24 assists and 28 points last season, his fifth in the National Hockey League.

Sports Flames land goalie Smith from Coyotes for Johnson, Hickey and conditional pick
Author: 0 Flames land goalie Smith from Coyotes for Johnson, Hickey and conditional pick

Hickey, a 21-year-old defenseman who was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, has spent the last three seasons with Boston University. He broke into the National Hockey League during the 2006-07 season, playing in 23 games for the Stars. On the surface, Smith hardly seems like an upgrade from either Elliott or Johnson.

Sports Memorial Tournament: Jason Dufner rebounds to earn fifth PGA Tour victory
Author: 0 Memorial Tournament: Jason Dufner rebounds to earn fifth PGA Tour victory

Dufner, meanwhile, did not make a putt longer than five feet, but took at least some consolation from still being within sight of the lead. After breaking the 36-hole scoring record (-14), Dufner struggled Saturday with a 5-over 77. "I hope it's the start of some big things for this year and going forward", Dufner said. "It's tough to change". (AP Photo/Darron Cummings). Jason Dufner, left, is congratulated by Rickie Fowler following the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, ...

Author: 0 McIlroy hits back after accused of being 'bored' by Elkington

His poor performance saw him attract plenty of negative attention, notably from fellow professional Steve Elkington . There's been controversy about the course conditions, with Rory McIlroy making the point to complain in an interview.

Author: 0 Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead

You're not going to hit many shots into 10 feet here; you're going to need to take advantage of the par fives and need a couple of putts to go in for you, a few breaks here and there. "Rickie was up there (and) us three played pretty solid", Niebrugge said. McIlroy was never in the short grass from the 11th hole to the end on Thursday when he opened with a career-worst 78, and he didn't do almost enough in the second round until it was far too late.

Author: 0 McIlroy slams PGA veteran during Twitter spat following US Open exit

McIlroy responded: "More like 200mil. not bad for a "bored" 28 year old. plenty more where that came from". The Northern Irishman hit back at Elkington, replying to the Australian's tweet - which also suggested that "without Tiger (Woods ) the threshold (for becoming bored) is prolly 4 majors with 100 mill in bank" with a screen-grab of his career record.

Sports Nah, thanks! NBA star doesn't want to visit Donald Trump
Author: 0 Nah, thanks! NBA star doesn't want to visit Donald Trump

And in February, Curry took umbrage with the chief executive of one of his sponsors, who claimed Trump was a "real asset" to the country. Erroneous reports came out Tuesday morning saying the Warriors had voted unanimously to decline if invited by President Donald Trump .

Author: 0 Scalise's condition improves, but more operations and long hospital stay expected

When Scalise arrived at Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center, on Wednesday he underwent immediate surgery, receiving multiple units of blood transfusion, according to the hospital. Vice President Mike Pence earlier on Thursday said he visited the hospital where Scalise was being treated. On Thursday night Scalise was honored at the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Stadium, where a record crowd showed up.

Sports Why Virat Kohli is not impressed despite India's emphatic win over Pakistan
Author: 0 Why Virat Kohli is not impressed despite India's emphatic win over Pakistan

The final over off left-arm spinner Imad Wasim resulted in 23 runs as Hardik Pandya (20 not out from six balls) smashed sixes off the first three deliveries to push his side to 319. Hundreds of millions of fans in the cricket-mad neighbouring countries tuned in to watch Sunday's game. For nearly 18 years, wars stood in between the two outfits playing each other in a bilateral series until the ice was broken in 1978, but even today matches are few and far between.