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Pakistan wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

Sarfraz rescued Pakistan from the position of 162/7 while chasing 237, to set up a semi-final date against England . But, it isn't as cut and dry as that. "Full credit to them, they outplayed us on this wicket". Fast bowler Mohammad Amir , who played a crucial role in Pakistan's sensational victory against Sri Lanka , is out with back injury. Read More

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Ronaldo wants to leave Real?

Ronaldo wants to leave Real?

Earlier this week, Spain's Prosecutor's Office in Madrid filed a lawsuit against Ronaldo for allegedly defrauding the country's tax office of €14.7m (£12.9m, $16.4m ). Don't forget this is a player that is the very epitome of a Real "galactico". At 32, though, Ronaldo may feel he has much more to offer at the highest level before making such a move. Read More

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Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard

You can still make birdies out there. The golf course is attractive. Another warm, dry day is drying out the course during the second round of the U.S. "I played great", said the 44-year-old, who shot 80 when playing with eventual victor Johnson in the final round at Oakmont. There were as many amateurs who broke par as players in the top 10 in the world - two each. Read More

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Defending Champ Muguruza Falls to Mladenovic

World's No. 14 Kristina Mladenovic was playing before a home crowd on Susanne-Lenglen Court that helped lift France's No. 1 player to victory in the last three games and a 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 third-round win over Rogers. "I just think that they were a little bit, sometimes should be a little bit more respectful". Williams' chances of adding a first French Open title to her collection of seven grand slams faded after the 36-year-old was beaten 5-7 6-2 6-1 by Bascinszky. Read More

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Crowded US Open leaderboard but world top three miss cut

The result of his Friday grind? Casey chopped his way to a triple bogey, only to respond with five straight birdies that carried him to a 1-under 71 to make him the first to post at 7-under 137. The Englishman rallied with a string of five birdies in a row on the way to a 71 that put the smile back on his face and his name on top of the leaderboard at Erin Hills . Read More

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Watch French Open 2017 quarterfinals live on TV, online

Watch French Open 2017 quarterfinals live on TV, online

South Korean upstart Hyeon Chung took the fight to Japanese star Kei Nishikori in the first third-round meeting between two Asian players at Roland Garros before rain intervened. Big-serving American John Isner , who was seed number 21, was knocked out in his third-round match by Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation, who won 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-3). Read More

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Djokovic and Nadal win first up at Roland Garros

Djokovic and Nadal win first up at Roland Garros

Djokovic split from his long-time team last month as he sought answers to the slump that has seen him struggle since adding a fourth consecutive grand slam title here a year ago. 1-seeded female player to lose in the first round of the tournament during the Open era (since 1968). "I'm happy that I managed to play, to be able to be kind of composed out there, because I wasn't sure how I was going to react again in the center court, playing against an ex-champ". Read More

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Sunderland in talks over potential sale

Sunderland in talks over potential sale

However, the club tonight released a statement confirming both he and Tony Docherty will be staying with the Dons. McInnes re-emerged as the clear favourite to succeed Moyes after another prospective candidate, Garry Monk, was unveiled by north-east neighbours Middlesbrough in Monday. Read More

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US Open: Fowler eyes lead as McIlroy, Day head for exit

McIlroy at least improved his position in round two, nearly holing his tee shot at his final hole - the par-three ninth - as he completed a 71 with four late birdies. "But when you're visually looking down the fairway, I think when you're trying to aim at a target at a normal golf course, with normal width fairways, there's some pressure into hitting the fairway because it is a lot narrower than we have out here". Read More

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Ronaldo wants to quit Real Madrid

With the staggering development, the possible availability of Ronaldo , one of the world's most marketable players, is bound to alert a number of top clubs, including the big-spending Chinese Super League sides who are looking to make a statement . Read More

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Murray, Cilic, Halep, Suarez reach French Open 4th round

The second set followed in much the same fashion, the pair trading blows as Murray began to creep ahead. You play someone that good, maybe you're a little bit more switched on. I think my coach, he was watching his match, also. Croatia's Marin Cilic also won in three sets while Britain's Kyle Edmund was beaten 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in an epic five sets match and Fernando Verdasco won in straight sets. Read More

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Twins Add Three In Draft

Twins Add Three In Draft

He hit.377 with four home runs, 32 runs scored and 25 stolen bases in his senior season at JSerra Catholic High School . Lewis has a chance to stay at shortstop, premium speed, power potential and a long track record, including hitting.500 with eight walks and no strikeouts for USA Baseball's 18U national team last fall. Read More

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Tyronn Lue on Cavaliers vs Warriors: "I don't see a big gap"

Kevin Durant was named MVP of the Finals and dedicated the award to his mother, who appeared alongside him on the court following the big win. "I still feel like that today", he said , as quoted by USA Today . Durant averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks. Game 5 averaged 25 million live viewers, which was the highest rating from a Game 5 since 1998. Read More

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Klay Thompson wins second NBA Finals

Durant and Curry were always right in the middle, yet they stayed loose and focused by building their own relationship - not to mention shooting skills - through regular shooting contests that were oh so close. Shaun Livingston had a insane knee injury. But In the end, the Warriors nearly swept the Cavaliers, which could have marked James' second 4-0 Finals defeat out of his eight trips. Read More

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Durant and Curry sink LeBron's Cavs as Warriors reclaim National Basketball Association championship

Durant and Curry sink LeBron's Cavs as Warriors reclaim National Basketball Association championship

Durant has said that his decision not to play for the D.C. team had nothing to do with the fans or the city. "I don't believe in that". "I think we handle (the White House situation) when it gets there". Two titles in three years for Golden State. This gave Durant the most points in history for a player who averaged at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three and 90 percent from the line, as Penny Hardaway held the previous record of 25.5 points from the 1995 Finals. Read More

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Erin Hills didn't put up much of a fight in US Open

The leading South Africans are two-time US Open champion Ernie Els and Thomas Aiken, who are tied for 24th at 2-under-par. On a wild day of highs and lows - and even a commercial blimp that crashed and caught fire outside the golf course during the round - Fowler emerged with a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and U.S. Read More

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Golden State Warriors championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Curry isn't the only player who feels this way. Speaking on ESPN's First Take Lacob was asked if the thought had crossed his mind since the Warriors wrapped up the NBA Finals series against Cleveland . On Wednesday during exit interviews, Kevin Durant dismissed the notion that the Golden State Warriors are constructed as a superteam. What happens to the supporting cast? "Do you think Steph cares about that? I think Andre [Iguodala ] and Draymond [Green ] may have been ... Read More

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Arsenal transfer bid for Lacazette CONFIRMED by Lyon

Lacazette's quandary with Griezmann now staying in Madrid, however, is that the domino chain of transfers that was anticipated this summer might not materialise next year. Things did not work out. "But for us he will not leave", he said , reported in the Metro . "We now have a very nice offer from Arsenal ". The 26-year-old is seemingly ready to leave the Ligue 1 outfit after proving all he can in France, as he has bagged 2o-plus league goals in the last three consecutive seasons. Read More

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Curry and Durant want Warriors stay

Owner Joe Lacob said the team had yet to be invited at all, and that it would decide in the future to attend if asked . Nearly as soon as the final buzzer sounded on Monday night and Golden State became the 2017 NBA champions, many followers of both basketball and politics began to wonder whether or not the Warriors would take part in the White House visit that traditionally comes with winning a championship in a North American sport. Read More

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Defending champion Johnson off-target at US Open

Can he overcome that hurdle by locking in and showing out at the U.S. Open? Although, not a complete outsider, Thomas Pieters would certainly be my outside pick at 40/1 as he's shown he is a big tournament player with a T4 at The Masters , T5 at the WGC Mexico, T14 finish in the WGC HSBC and most recently a T14th finish at Wentworth. Read More

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Insider reveals West Ham's true intentions over Premier League star

Smalling is being let go by Manchester United for a reason and that is mainly because he simply makes too many mistakes and gifts penalties with his constant shirt grabbing. Smalling was one of Man Utd's best players in the 2015/16 season, being voted Players' Player of the Season. Jose Mourinho's debut season as manager of Manchester United has ended, with two pieces of silverware added to the Old Trafford trophy cabinet. Read More

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Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Reunion is a Possibility

If Ronaldo does leave, one English media source reported that it could cost a club around £350m in transfer fees and salary. As a result, the Portugal captain is facing allegations from Madrid's regional state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud related to image rights earned between 2011 and 2014, saying he used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide a portion of his income from tax authorities. Read More

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Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs, lows

I had four birdies. The U.S. Open is known for putting a premium on par, even as the USGA tries to convince golf fans that it's not preoccupied with par. "I felt like I was hitting good putts, but they just didn't go in the hole". "I took advantage of it the last few days". "It was a good display, all my own fault, of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course". Read More

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Champion Warriors might snub White House -- if invited

Green wore a t-shirt at Thursday's championship parade and rally in Oakland , California that read , "Quickie", with the "Q" styled to mimic the Cavaliers arena, which is referred to as The Q. The victory also served as a validation for the city of Oakland itself, which will lose both the Warriors and the Oakland Raiders football team in the next few years. Read More

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Michael Phelps to swim in a race against a shark

Michael Phelps to swim in a race against a shark

We'll find out how the most decorated athlete in Olympic history will fare against the fearsome ocean predator during Shark Week , which airs from July 23-30. No clue as to how they are going to actually " race " each other but it seems that the shark has an advantage. There is no word yet on what kind of shark will be involved or what distance the race will be. Read More

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Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?

Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?

I think we have a group of guys who enjoy playing together. A flawless example is the final 3:09 of the game in which Golden State outscored Cleveland 11-0. And it comes down to who executes, who takes care of the ball, who gets back in transition. "So that allowed them to go do that". Irving and James each played about 45 minutes on the court, leaving them worn out when it mattered most. Read More

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Warriors well-built for success over the long haul

On average, his Finals opponent have been on average 3.28 points better than his teams . "Knowing Draymond Green and his family as long as I've known him, I think the best thing that he has to offer is his heart", continued Webber. Led the league with 121 points per game while outscoring opponents by 12.3 per night behind their potent backcourt of Goodrich and West, who each averaged almost 26 points to rank in the league's top six. Read More

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E. coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

Fowler only had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey , who started eagle-birdie, and Xander Schauffele, a rookie on the PGA Tour who is playing his first major championship. So that kind of takes the advantage away from the bombers. "I felt like I was hitting good putts, but they just didn't go in the hole". "It always does that", he said. Read More

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