On a Cardiff ground where they chased more than 300 to beat England in an one-day global previous year, Pakistan completed Wednesday's pursuit with a mammoth 77 balls to spare when Mohammad Hafeez pulled Ben Stokes for four. Joe Root has backed England for World Cup glory in 2019 even though they were recently eliminated from the Champions Trophy , which is being played in their backyard.
The Washington Post was one of several media that revealed this week that Trump himself is being investigated on allegations of obstructing justice. "He can do anything he wants and it's a free country, but it isn't helpful to his legal case because there's some evidence here that would seem to add to.
And the question millions of cricket fans around the world, possibly even a billion, are all asking is 'which Pakistan will turn up?'. The way they turned things around speaks volumes of the talent they have in their side. Hasan Ali matched Amir's three, taking the wickets of MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and JJ Bumrah. Zaman was batting at 3 at that point. Put into bat, the Men in Green had a ideal start as both Azhar Ali and Zaman shared a 128-run opening stand to put their team ...
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka celebrates winning his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Gael Monfils in three sets 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. How do you explain this? 'I think it's because I'm very confident and mentally very strong . He became the oldest ATP player to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros since Jimmy Connors in 1985.
Against England on Wednesday, the young pacer suffered a minor shin problem in his three-wicket haul, that was one of the key reasons why Pakistan tore out pages of the form book on their way to a convincing eight-wicket win against title favourites England in Cardiff on Wednesday.
When asked about Sunday's match , soccer fan Daniel Alarcón, 29, of Denver, Colorado said that he "has to believe" Mexico will win the match , though Portugal is a very strong team and Ronaldo is having a great year. "I would like to say something on behalf of my players". 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.
As you can imagine, Real Madrid managers are not too pleased with his decision to potentially leave the club and are "trying to calm him down" in hopes that he will stay in Spain . If found guilty, he could be handed a suspended sentence which he will not have to serve as it would be his first offence. "I'm leaving Madrid , I'm determined".
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Mexico's Carlos Vela jump for the ball during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017 . KAZAN, Russia (AP ) - Cristiano Ronaldo is in the spotlight again, but this time not for his skills as a player. Ronaldo insisted Wednesday he had a "clear conscience" after Spanish prosecutors accused the Real Madrid star of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through ...
Bacsinszky, meanwhile, can now look forward to a second French Open semi-final in three years. Yesterday's scheduled men's quarter-finals involving Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were postponed until this morning. Mladenovic accused Bacsinszky of gamesmanship after losing a tense three-set battle in February's Fed Cup first round, a tie Switzerland went on to win 4-1.
Portugal's William Carvalho, left, and Mexico's Raul Jimenez fight for the ball during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18 , 2017. Regretting a missed chance by Ronaldo seconds earlier, Raphael Guerreiro was made to pay for mis-timing his jump from a Mexico cross, allowing Carlos Vela to dink the ball up for Hernandez to head home.
Thomas had 300 yards to the hole for his second shot at the 18th. "It was downwind to where I knew if I hit it solid, I could definitely get it there". There were three in 2016, including a final-round 63 by Henrik Stenson in winning The Open at Troon. Brian Harman , who had the lead coming into the day, made a long birdie putt on No.
It was the ideal start for the Russians in a game played at the new Krestovsky Stadium, where President Vladimir Putin and Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Gianni Infantino both gave speeches before kick-off. The Kiwis threatened only with back-to-back chances in the 78th minute: A powerful Ryan Thomas shot saved by Russian Federation captain Igor Akinfeev and Tommy Smith's header blocked on the line.
It doesn't matter how we get there. With their 15th consecutive victory, the Warriors have the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major professional sports. James and Kyrie Irving fought for loose balls. "Both those guys were wonderful, 38 and 39". LeBron went to the bench with 1:49 left in the first quarter and his team up two.
On Friday they turned to Nik Turley (0-1), a 27-year-old journeyman who was making his second major league appearance. Top Play (WPA): Contreras's third-inning double, scoring two runs, was the game's most impactful play (+.111). Jon Jay strikes out swinging. David Peralta tripled among his three hits, including a single that followed Blanco's second homer of the season off Aaron Nola (3-5) in the seventh.
The goal was disallowed for offside on review. After the break, both teams looked to play with less attacking intent, and there were few attempts on net until the final minutes when Portugal began to pour men forward. Earlier, Ronaldo had a header brilliantly tipped away by Mexico keeper Guillermo Ochoa , while Gelson Martins - a target for Liverpool - fired just wide on the counter for Portugal .
Ho-Pin Tung and former Audi driver Oliver Jarvis were impressive in the vehicle, but the team's most outstanding driver was surely the Silver-rated rookie Thomas Laurent , who consistently put down laps within a second of his car's fastest lap time while leading overall in a race where his team wasn't so much as expected to contend for a win in-class.
It has raised the ire of its Gulf neighbors over its support for the Muslim Brotherhood , viewed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other authoritarian countries as extremists and threats to their existence. Turkey and Saudi Arabia are both in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. But a Qatari official said on Thursday the emir would not be accepting the invitation.
Justin Thomas, wearer of sweet pink trousers and nailer of wild curving birdie putts , set a PGA Tour record with his 9-under 63 on Saturday, the lowest score in relation to par in the history of the U.S. Thomas had 300 yards to the hole for his second shot at the 18th. In the previous 116 U.S. Opens, only six players had ever reached 10-under par or lower, never in the same tournament.
But this is a deal that has had its fair share of critics, with highly respected figures branding the fight an "embarrassment", while some fighters have been keen to get on the undercard. Correia does see one way the UFC lightweight champ might have a chance. With McGregor signed to the UFC , the fight would not be possible without White's consent.
The Predators have dominated play, even in the two losses in which the Penguins hit them with two three-goal blitzes covering about six minutes. Rinne denied chance after chance after Crosby's goal, many of them saves that the 6-foot-5 Finn struggled to make in Games 1 and 2 in Pittsburgh .
Open - one fewer than the number who had done it over the first 116 years of what had been known as the toughest test in golf. He became the 30th player to shoot 63 at a major championship on Saturday, but more importantly, his 9-under round on the par-72 layout was the lowest score in relation to par in U.S.
The tournament, which first took place in 2005, is being held in the country hosting the World Cup next year. Russia's fast start contrasted with New Zealand seeming unsettled early in a game that began after an unusual pre-match ceremony.
It is the win the whole nation wanted. Result: Pakistan beat India by 180 runs. The collapse continued when left-handed opener Dhawan was caught behind off Amir. Pakistan's rejuvenation has been built around the runs of opener Fakhar Zaman and the experienced Azhar Ali while Hasan Ali and Junaid Khan stepped up to compensate for the absence of Amir who is expected to be fit for the final.
Real Madrid stormed to a 4-1 victory over Juventus to secure their third Champions League in four years but James Rodriguez can be forgiven for cutting a frustrated figure during the side's celebrations. Buffon, 39, has a year still to run on his Juventus contract and, for all the disappointment at losing 4-1 to Real Madrid in Cardiff at the weekend, he has already turned his attention to making amends next time around, when he will be 40.
Irked by the tax evasion case, Ronaldo reportedly feels that the Real Madrid club doesn't protect him the way it should. According to reports in the Sunday Express , Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to make a move for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
He was right on both counts. Kovalev tried to tie the American up, but Ward was relentless, slamming punches to the head and body. That said, the Russian was bedraggled, gassed out and offering little resistance. Regarding the match itself, as expected Kovalev started furiously, once again forcing Ward to defend himself. Ward , on the other hand, was seen more as the tactician.
A few moment after Leishman's troubles, American Thomas , already riding a brilliant round as he stood on the 18 fairway, hit the shot of the tournament - a 273m three-wood second shot at the par-five that landed on the front of the green, nearly hit the flag and stopped less than 3m behind the cup.
India's bowling and fielding was decidedly lacklustre today, and Azhar and Zaman took toll. Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day global (ODI) hundred was the cornerstone of Pakistan's 338 for four as they set title-holders and arch-rivals India a stiff chase to win the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.
Open record for low round in relation to par. During his impressive, 11th-hour quest to qualify for the U.S. Open, Stricker said repeatedly that he can still play golf at a high enough level to compete on the PGA Tour . Thomas is 2 under on the day and for 4 under for the tournament. CINKING IN: Stewart Cink had a bad start to the third round of his 20th U.S. Open.
That's very positive, because I wasn't doing that for the last few tournaments and the last couple of matches I have done it, and totally turned the matches around. "I was playing great, great points during the whole first set". Driven by this momentum, Murray broke again at the start of the second set, serving well until game 10 when he could bring the set home with another good hold.
Lacazette has recently been linked to Arsenal in press reports, but had previously planned a move to Atletico Madrid before the Liga club's transfer ban was upheld. Now, Hutchison, who played for both the Toffees and the Reds during his playing days has told on his personal Twitter account on Friday that he believes Lacazette would be a great purchase for either Merseyside club.
There hasn't been a bilateral series since 2012-13 and the likelihood of one in the near future appears slim. The excitement among the fans and advertisers for the mouthwatering clash is at an all-time high, fans from both the nations hoping their team prevails and make their nation proud while it's a jackpot for advertisers who are cashing in as much as they can during the finals.
India will play Pakistan at The Oval on 18 June. Pakistan lost to West Indies in the 1983 semifinals when India won the World Cup. This is the greatest rivalry in the world; and in Kennington, it might come to a head. While Hardik Pandya has been patchy with the ball, Kedar Jadhav's performance against Bangladesh will help Kohli to play around with his fifth bowlers' option.
But only for a couple minutes. Harman and Fleetwood began Saturday's third round as part of a four-way tie for the lead with Paul Casey and Koepka. He became the first player to reach 13 under at the U.S. Open in the second round, but double-bogeyed 18 to close at 11 under and with a six-shot lead.
Fakhar was called up to make his debut versus South Africa following Pakistan's heavy defeat to India on June 4 and made fifties against Sri Lanka and England before reaching new heights on Sunday. Put in to bat, Pakistan rode on a century by opener Fakhar Zaman to post a massive total of 338/4 in the allotted 50 overs. Two overs into the match, opener Sharma succumbed to a LBW, whereas skipper and heavy-hitter Kohli was caught out by Shadab Khan, and Dhawan was caught out by Sarfaraz ...
Pakistan made 338 for the loss of four wickets in allotted 50 overs . In humid conditions and on flattest of decks, Kohli chose to field first but his bowlers did not do justice to the faith he had shown in them. Amir's was, make no mistake, the ODI spell that Pakistan cricket fans would have yearned for from him since he was welcomed back into the worldwide fold previous year: 26 dot balls, appreciable movement, accuracy and the bloodied heart of India's batting in his grip.
The Portuguese forward is accused of evading €14.7 million (£13m/$16.4m) in tax payments by Madrid's criminal prosecution system. The footballer had, said prosecutors, used a "business structure" - created in 2010 - to hide the revenue generated by his image rights from the Spanish treasury, describing the breach as "voluntary" and "conscious".
Chile sealed the win in stoppage time, as Vargas got on the score-sheet with a finish from close range after Sanchez had been denied, 0-2. Cameroon slowly grew into the game from there on and Vincent Aboubakar almost took advantage of some poor play from Gary Medel , testing Johnny Herrera with a low shot after a rapid break, while Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui had a goal disallowed for a foul on Vidal.
Although there was no sign of Jurgen Klopp in the stunning photograph, the Mirror claims that the Liverpool boss "sees Salah as the ideal player" and is itching to bring the Egypt global to Anfield. However, the African forward was unable to make an impact in the Premier League and moved to Fiorentina on loan later that summer. He already appears to have the attributes of a Klopp player and his high work-rate should lend itself well to the style at Anfield.
US Open leader Brian Harman plays his second shot from the 17th fairway. Rickie Fowler , who led the tournament after shooting a 65 in Thursday's opening round, will begin Sunday in fifth place, two shots off the lead. "Oh gosh, Jimmy , be good", he said to caddie Jimmy Johnson when the ball was in the air. None of the top 18 has won a major, making it very likely this will be the seventh straight major to crown a first-time victor.
I'll take it one step at a time. He shot 72 in the third round for an 8-under 202. AMERICAN Brian Harman has taken a dramatic third round by the scruff of the neck to lead the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. Thomas finished his round with a short putt for an eagle 3 on the monster 670-yard par-5 finishing hole. At that point, he was leading by seven shots.
Ridden by Jose Ortiz, the Todd Pletcher-trained horse timed his surge to the line brilliantly, running alongside Irish War Cry and overtaking him before the finish line, winning by a couple of lengths. But on Wednesday morning, news broke that Classic Empire would miss the Stakes because of an abscess in his foot, thinning an already lackluster group running without the possibility of a Triple Crown victor.
However, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic not being offered a new contract and set to leave United as a free agent, a new centre forward is the priority for the Red Devils. The announcement came a week after Benfica said they had agreed to sell the 23-year-old to City for €40 million (S$62 million). James has also been tipped for a move to Old Trafford but Inter and Arsenal have emerged as candidates for his signature.
After 54 holes, he is one stroke behind surprise leader Brian Harman . Justin Thomas wore bright pink trousers and sent a thunderclap around Erin Hills today with a US Open record nine-under-par 63, leapfrogging into contention and leaving everyone, including Australia's Marc Leishman, on notice.
Prior to Saturday's round, it had already become the first US Open in history with three players to post seven-under-par rounds in the same tournament thanks to Rickie Fowler , Chez Reavie and Hideki Matsuyama. Speaking after a nervy ending to his round which ended with a vital bogey putt, Fleetwood added: "It was uncharted territory for me, leading a major but from the minute I teed off I felt comfortable in my swing".
Adding to Pakistan's misery, Akashdeep Singh and Pardeep Mor scored in the 47th and 49th minute. Trailing by four goals, Pakistan showed some resilience and tested Indian goalkeeper Akash Chikte but the Indian didn't allow their citadel to be breached and instead pounded two more goals through Akashdeep and Mor to complete the successful outing.
He made an eagle on his final hole at the Sony Open in January to shoot 59, and he went on to break the PGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record. Spieth is well off the lead of 12 under held by Brian Harman . He might need one at this rate. Greg Norman and Vijay Singh are the only golfers to record two rounds of 63 in the majors. "I knew right away it was U.S.
Ankara is at the forefront of efforts to defuse a diplomatic crisis that led Saudi Arabia , UAE and Bahrain , as well as Egypt and other countries, to sever ties with Qatar , which is a strong ally of Ankara. Asked by Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency if the talks had found a solution, Mr Cavusoglu replied: "No". The US is milking the Arab countries by selling second-hand weapons to them, he stated.
When major sports teams in the United States win a national championship, tradition usually leads to a ceremony at the White House with the sitting president. "It has been a insane year for me", Durant said. "But I'm going to enjoy this". The parade that went around the city of Oakland wound up costing around $4 million to pull off - a tab that Warriors owner Joe Lacob and co-owner Peter Guber have announced they will pick up.
When asked if the Golden State Warriors would meet that price point, Lacob said that he will do whatever it takes to keep Curry in Golden State, meaning that he will nearly surely get that big money contract. But Steph Curry says he's made a decision to boycott. "If you want to win, it doesn't matter". It's about winning. I think he knew that. We have the parade, we just won a title.