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by | June 18, 2017 | 05:44

Emirates Team New Zealand kept up the pressure on defending America's Cup champions Oracle Team USA on Friday, beating SoftBank Team Japan and drawing level on points with the US team who were convincingly beaten by Sweden's Artemis Racing.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:42

Thiem simply wasn't in the same league as Djokovic as he got blown off the court. Djokovic, who completed a career Grand Slam a year ago in Paris , eventually figured out how to steady his game, if not his demeanor. Thiem has admitted that Djokovic is simply a bad matchup for him. given the time he needs to produce his groundstrokes, and even this lesser version of Djokovic is capable of capitalizing on the windows players such as Thiem offer with poorly-timed patches of errors .

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:42

Not only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era with all matches being best-of-five-sets. But that's clearly the best he has ever played. The Swiss said he had recovered well physically from the effort of defeating Andy Murray in a semi-final which lasted more than four and a half hours, but that mentally the efforts of the past few weeks had ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:42

It was the second PGA Tour victory for 24-year-old Berger, who joins Dave Hill, Lee Trevino and David Toms as back-to-back winners in Memphis. "I need to just keep doing the same thing I'm doing: attack the holes that suit my eye and make as many birdies as I can".

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:38

Fowler tees off his second round in the afternoon. Fowler, coming off a stunning 65 on the first day didn't find it quite so easy on Friday as he finished one over for the day and one shot off the lead after a 73. "It's pretty frustrating when I got here [last] Friday, put a lot of work in, looked at the golf course, made sure that I could actually play and visualize the golf course, " he said.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:39

Jake Ball, a disappointment in England's opening day win over Bangladesh , set the tone for England when he removed the risky Luke Ronchi in the first over of New Zealand's response. England will finish group winners whatever the outcome of their final match against Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday - when a win over their Ashes rivals, for the second time in successive editions of this tournament, is very likely to eliminate their oldest adversaries.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:38

Real managed to score three goals in the second 45 minutes against a Juve side that had only let in three in the previous 12 matches in this season's Champions League . "The only criticism I could make is that, after the second goal, we should have stayed in the game mentally to make sure we still had chances". Bale's injury woes this season - and the impressive displays of Spanish playmaker Isco in his absence - have led to suggestions that the Wales striker could return to the Premier ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:34

If you're looking for silver linings behind Jordan Spieth's even-par score through two rounds of the U.S. Open , well, six of his fellow world top-10 ranked players missed the cut. Just about everything already has at Erin Hills . However, after dropping another shot on the 15th, Casey regained his composure superbly to birdie the 17th and 18th, the latter being the second longest hole in major history at 676 yards.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:33

The other final which India and Pakistan played in the sub-continent was in the triangular Kitply Cup played in Bangladesh in 2008 and in a hardly-fought final, the Pakistani prevailed at the end by pocketing the game by 25 runs after scoring 315.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:34

Certainly over the next few weeks I'm going to get my head around that and all the challenges that's going to bring and more importantly all the opportunities it's also going to bring. That gave the players the confidence they required and that was evident in the spectacular victory over New Zealand to seal its place in the semifinals.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:35

McIlroy blamed his wayward play from the tee for his problems. Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa and twice major victor Zach Johnson showed that birdies were still available at rain-softened Erin Hills. And even that was frustrating. Casey started eagle-birdie and finished with two birdies over the final four holes for his 66. He rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on No.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:29

Del Potro, though, poses a new threat. Verdasco awaits either Kei Nishikori or South Korean youngster Hyeon Chung who were at 7-5 6-4 6-7 (7-4) 0-3 with Chung serving for a 4-0 lead in the fourth set when rain stopped play on Saturday.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:29

Despite much of the outside chatter and detractors, Golden State stayed the course throughout the year that saw them hit stride in the final month of the regular season heading into the playoffs. Durant is so dedicated to winning multiple championships that he is reportedly considering taking less money from the team in order to free up space to re-sign key reserves like Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala .

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:28

James teamed up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. The Warriors' baskets out of the pick-and-roll were not, as some would call it, "the attractive game" - a reference to the dazzling ball and player movement that teams like the Spurs and Warriors often run.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:29

I think more about the game, and I play smarter, in my opinion, and also physically. "I was always playing aggressive and hitting the ball when I (had) a chance". Ostapenko, the world number 47, is the first unseeded player to reach the final at Roland Garros since Mima Jausovec in 1983. "Just because it was a final, we were trying to go for too much maybe on the returns or even on the serve, for me".

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:21

Durant's decision to depart the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Warriors was criticized by many, and the title was a bit of redemption for the long-time superstar. "They have raised [the benchmark] and that's now what everyone else has to get to if they want to be the last team standing". Myers had a story to go along with every player in an excellent speech, opening a window into the life of these Warriors and what they go through as National Basketball Association players when the ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:22

There are a lot of things that can happen and I knew I was still in the mix. It was Dufner's fifth career PGA Tour victory and first since last year's Career Builder Challenge. But the former PGA champion rallied with a bogey-free back nine to secure the victory, thanks to four birdies down the stretch. Watson turned and acknowledged the heckled after his birdie putt.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:19

McIlroy is a former U.S. Open champion, taking the title in 2011. "It was just his time, so I've got nothing to beat myself up about". "My experience was I made a real point of trying to keep my level of play very high". I'm still working hard on it. Justin Rose has a laugh on the second tee during a practice round of the US Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. "To achieve something that you've been thinking about and dreaming about his entire life and for it to happen, I don't ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:15

Russian Federation took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute following an own goal by Michael Boxall. Besides Russia and New Zealand , Portugal , Mexico, Cameroon, Chile, Australia and Germany have also sent their national teams to participate in the cup.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:08

It is nonetheless a battle of attrition, where one needs to hold the nerve till the very end. Despite bowling well, Amir went wicketless in the first two group matches, against India and South Africa. This is the first time that Bangladesh made it to the semi-final in Champions Trophy. India and Pakistan have just met in one ICC last - the 2007 World Twenty20 masterpiece, which was won by India.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:04

Lefty Jose Quintana goes for the White Sox and Joe Biagini counters for the Jays. He took advantage of the opportunity with his first three-hit game, going 3 of 4 with a stolen base, three runs and one run batted in. Once Sanchez gets the green light to resume regular pitching, he'll likely be given a rehab stint in the minor leagues. "I thought his changeup was working very well tonight".

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:02

They will now play the winners of Thursday's second semi-final between India and Bangladesh at Edgbaston in Sunday's final. Pakistan has been fined for a slow over-rate following their win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff . "We have to play positive cricket as England have been playing positive cricket in the last two years". The semi-final line-up has sprung some surprises.

by | June 18, 2017 | 05:01

We examine three important reasons why A Selecção are not only the favourites, but will capture their first FIFA Confederations Cup title when the competition's final is played on July 2 in Saint Petersburg . Russian Federation came so close again when Dmitry Poloz chested down a cross from right and stabbed his effort from six yards past Marinovic, only for Tommy Smith to get back on the line to clear.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:54

The Telegraph is reporting that Jose Mourinho sees the England global as the long-term replacement for Michael Carrick , who himself made the journey from White Hart Lane to Old Trafford in 2006. The veteran midfielder will continue at Old Trafford for another year at least after signing a new contract, and although he continues to play an important role, Mourinho is certainly right to be looking for a long-term successor now.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:54

Meanwhile, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed also thanked the support of fans which, according to him, proved to be a major factor in them reaching the final. While it could be tempting to tinker with the bowling attack, considering Pakistan's right-hander-heavy batting line-up, India would remember that their only defeat in the tournament came at The Oval , where Umesh Yadav's expensive spell forced them to bring in Ashwin in the first place.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:51

Every guy has got a job in this team and, generally, when we play well, guys do their jobs very well. "Disappointment that the team haven't managed to recreate the form and the brand of cricket that have seen them be so successful in white ball cricket over the past 12-18 months", Smith wrote in a column for International Cricket Council's website on Sunday.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:32

Russian Federation were dominant throughout the game, and they took the lead in the 31st-minute, as Kiwi defender Michael Boxall credited with an own-goal after a blunder by a fellow defender. It will be played at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg - the new home of Zenit. When the goal came, it had an ugly finish after two pretty pieces of individual skill once the All-Whites defense needlessly lost the ball.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:28

Davy Klaassen spoke to the NOS after signing his five-year deal with Everton on Thursday. Koeman was keen to add more productivity to his side this summer and Klaassen certainly fits the bill. Klaassen scored 14 goals and registered nine assists in 33 Eredivisie appearances for Ajax last season, following on from 2015-2016 where he netted 13 and created eight.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:21

That triumph was secured on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the final, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50 ) on the holders playing out another stalemate in this one. "When we had the ball we were maybe the better team". On his spot-kick heroics: "I just waited a bit longer, held my ground, dived to the left and got my top hand to it".

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:20

She could have had a bigger lead but ended Friday's round with back-to-back bogeys to reach a 12-under 130 total, setting the Ladies Professional Golf Association tournament's 36-hole record. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . "I had a really good feeling and made a lot of birdies, a lot of putts". "It's made me play better the last couple of years".

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:19

The round was littered with some incredible approach shots and long putts as Thomas took advantage of overnight rains to move to 11-under, one shot off the lead by Brian Harman . Open, according to U.S. Golf Association records. It will have a lot to live up to to look as good as Justin Thomas' 63. "I knew I hit it really well", he said.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:15

The lowest ranked team Pakistan stunned favourites England by registering a resounding eight-wicket win to enter the finals of the ongoing tournament at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Wednesday. However, India will remain under pressure as the Pakistan team has a fresh batch of players who have exuberating confidence. On their day they can beat any side in the world.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:17

He also trained Patch , which was the third-place finisher at Belmont. Swiss watchmaker Longines are the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the 2017 edition of the Triple Crown series, and owner, trainer and jockey were all presented with elegant Longines timepieces to honour their victory.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:16

Yet in that game it was once again the bowling ability of Pakistan that came to the fore. File image of Shahid Afridi. It has become a fashion of sorts for cricket captains to understate things ahead of a big match - perhaps to ensure political correctness or pre-empt a situation of future embarrassment.

by | June 18, 2017 | 04:14

The Seagulls have not disclosed the fee they paid for the 25-year-old stopper, however their previous record signing is the £4.46m (AU$7.49m) they paid for Irish centre back Shane Duffy from Blackburn. "We're very much looking forward to working with him for the season ahead", Hughton told Brighton's club site. Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan (centre) from Down Under will join Brighton and Hove Albion for club record fee.