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Sports Eoin Morgan admits to England regrets after dismal Champions Trophy exit
Author: 0 Eoin Morgan admits to England regrets after dismal Champions Trophy exit

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.

Sports President Donald Trump Confirms Being Officially Under Investigation
Author: 0 President Donald Trump Confirms Being Officially Under Investigation

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.

Author: 0 Fakhar, Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India

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 ...

Sports Comeback win sees Murray to fourth successive Roland Garros semi-final
Author: 0 Comeback win sees Murray to fourth successive Roland Garros semi-final

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.

Author: 0 Mexico vs. Portugal: Confederations Cup highlights, score

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.

Author: 0 I'm leaving-Ronaldo tells Madrid

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".

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave Spain

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 ...

Author: 0 Bacsinszky Bursts Into Second Roland Garros Semifinal

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.

Author: 0 Mixed fortunes for Ronaldo; Portugal continue to be reliant on their star

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.

Author: 0 US Open 2017: Tommy Fleetwood backed to win at Erin Hills

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.

Author: 0 Hosts Russia Ease Past New Zealand In Confed Cup Opener

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.

Sports Warriors come back to defeat Cavs in Game 3
Author: 0 Warriors come back to defeat Cavs in Game 3

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.

Sports Cubs' Uehara picks up 2nd win of season
Author: 0 Cubs' Uehara picks up 2nd win of season

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.

Author: 0 Mexico Snatches Late 2-2 Draw against Portugal in FIFA Confederations Cup

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 .

Sports Porsche triumph again in Le Mans 24 Hours
Author: 0 Porsche triumph again in Le Mans 24 Hours

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.

Sports USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar
Author: 0 USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

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.

Author: 0 Thomas joins record party at 63 and moves into contention

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.

Author: 0 Dana White thinks Conor McGregor might upset Floyd Mayweather

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.

Sports The Pittsburgh Penguins defense has to step up
Author: 0 The Pittsburgh Penguins defense has to step up

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 .

Author: 0 Harman in front on crowded US Open leaderboard

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.

Author: 0 Putin to attend Confed Cup opening match

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.

Author: 0 Pakistan defeat India by 180 runs to lift Champions Trophy title

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.

Sports Did James Rodriguez ignore Zinedine Zidane during celebrations?
Author: 0 Did James Rodriguez ignore Zinedine Zidane during celebrations?

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.

Sports Ward knocks out Kovalev in eighth round
Author: 0 Ward knocks out Kovalev in eighth round

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.

Author: 0 Golfer Harman leads US Open going into final day

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.

Sports India win toss, elect to field
Author: 0 India win toss, elect to field

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.

Author: 0 Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by one at Open

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.

Sports Roland Garros-2017: Murray and Wawrinka has qualified for the 1/8 finals
Author: 0 Roland Garros-2017: Murray and Wawrinka has qualified for the 1/8 finals

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.

Sports Confirmed: Arsenal make a 'nice offer' for striker
Author: 0 Confirmed: Arsenal make a 'nice offer' for striker

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.

Author: 0 India and Pakistan ready for Champions Trophy battle royal

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.

Sports Champions Trophy: Edgbaston loss is history, says Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Edgbaston loss is history, says Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed

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.

Author: 0 Fleetwood focused as he bids for first major

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.

Sports Fakhar's first ton fires Pakistan
Author: 0 Fakhar's first ton fires Pakistan

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 ...

Author: 0 Pakistan thump India by 180 runs in Champions Trophy Final

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.

Author: 0 'Cristiano is innocent' - Ronaldo in tax row backed by La Liga chief

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".

Author: 0 Chile beats Cameroon 2-0 as video reviews draw controversy

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.

Sports Liverpool Rapidly Closing Transfer Net Around Mohamed Salah
Author: 0 Liverpool Rapidly Closing Transfer Net Around Mohamed Salah

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.

Author: 0 Summerhays rebounds on back 9 on moving day at US Open

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.

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

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.

Sports Belmont Stakes clearly up for grabs
Author: 0 Belmont Stakes clearly up for grabs

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.

Sports Mourinho Convinces Morata to Join Manchester United
Author: 0 Mourinho Convinces Morata to Join Manchester United

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.

Sports Thomas fires 63, trails Harman by one at US Open
Author: 0 Thomas fires 63, trails Harman by one at US Open

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.

Sports Day 3 at the US Open: How locals fared Saturday
Author: 0 Day 3 at the US Open: How locals fared Saturday

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".

Sports India thrash Pakistan 7-1 in hockey clash
Author: 0 India thrash Pakistan 7-1 in hockey clash

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.

Author: 0 Spieth stabilizes in final round at US Open

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.

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

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.

Author: 0 Will Warriors head to the White House?

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.

Author: 0 Warriors Unanimously Vote to Skip Trip To White House

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.