• Andy Murray tops Juan Martin del Potro in French Open third-round
Andy Murray tops Juan Martin del Potro in French Open third-round

Del Potro had four set points in the opening set but lost each one, including that key double-fault while ahead 7-6 in the tiebreaker. But the Scot recaptured his very best form to surge into the second week at the Paris capital. Del Potro believes Murray's shot variety and intelligence are the keys for him to contend for the title. That woul...

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  • Tapwrit beats Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit beats Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes

He was a finalist in last year's Eclipse voting for top jockey. Tapwrit wore down Irish War Cry to win the Belmont Stakes for Todd Pletcher . "This is our home base", Pletcher said. Ortiz was aboard for both of those misadventures. Tucked in along the rail with Gormley to his outside, Tapwrit and Ortiz waited patiently behind the leaders...

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  • Mortaza rues poor Bangladesh bowling in defeat to India
Mortaza rues poor Bangladesh bowling in defeat to India

In the matches leading up to the final, middle overs have been the game changers for Pakistan . " India is in a great place and must be favoured to retain the ICC Champions Trophy but no-one should discount Pakistan ". "India refuse to play against us [in Pakistan's adopted home of the United Arab Emirates]". India has done well chasing bu...

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  • Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead
Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead

Open has already produced some great moments, as Rickie Fowler set a record for best first round score ever with a seven-under-par 65 on Thursday. While McIlroy and former world number one Jason Day missed the cut, amateur Cameron Champ - who turned 22 on Thursday - and Xander Schauffele were unlikely contenders on five under par, alongsi...

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  • Warriors' Draymond Green, amid championship parade, mocks LeBron and the Cavaliers
Warriors' Draymond Green, amid championship parade, mocks LeBron and the Cavaliers

Green rejected that notion, saying that LeBron not only built superteams of his own, but also that the King is responsible for the whole trend. The 2017 NBA Finals are over, but the (joking) war of words between Draymond Green and LeBron James shows no signs of letting up.

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  • Glimpses of 1992 World Cup triumph in Pakistan's ICC CT campaign
Glimpses of 1992 World Cup triumph in Pakistan's ICC CT campaign

A spirited performance against hosts and pre-tournament favourites England has helped them set up a mouthwatering clash against India on Sunday with Virat Kohli's side defeating Bangladesh by nine wickets in the second semi-final on Thursday.

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  • An early US Open departure for Day and McIlroy
An early US Open departure for Day and McIlroy

Matsuyama, a 25-year-old, four-time PGA Tour victor from Japan, had a putt for birdie on the par-5 18th hole, which would have been only the second 8-under round in U.S. "I made two bad swings on the front nine", Koepka said. Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day were among the casualties who will not play over the weekend.

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  • Four tied for lead in US Open
Four tied for lead in US Open

With the afternoon wave still underway, England's Paul Casey (71) is in the clubhouse at seven-under to be co-leader with American duo Brooks Koepka (through 15 holes) and Brian Harman (through 17 holes). Day fell back when it took him three chips from behind the green at No. 4 to get it on the putting surface, leading to the first of his tw...

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  • Root rues 'golden chance' that got away
Root rues 'golden chance' that got away

We have made huge strides and we've got to continue to do that. Having transformed their one-day game over the past two years on the back of a batting mindset that captain Eoin Morgan last week labelled "reckless" at times , England's power-hitters were unable to get moving on a sluggish pitch at Sophia Gardens.

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  • Champions Trophy final betting tips: India v Pakistan preview
Champions Trophy final betting tips: India v Pakistan preview

Taking hints from the fact that this is the first time Pakistan has reached the finals, there was a strong belief amongst the masses in connection with Sohail's verdict. "They are better than Pakistan player to player but I think they could get complacent and this could work to Pakistan's advantage", said Sohail. But I feel that is factored i...

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  • Australia beat New Zealand to qualify for CT semis
Australia beat New Zealand to qualify for CT semis

Earlier, Jos Buttler provided a late flourish with a quick-fire unbeaten 61 after Joe Root scored a fluent half-century as England were all out for 310. The result sees England take the top spot in Group A and qualify for the knockout stages, with the match against Australia still to come. "We know how well we've done and we know if we perfor...

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  • Sarfraz Ahmed pleased with progress made by youngsters
Sarfraz Ahmed pleased with progress made by youngsters

Bayliss , whose appointment in 2015 owed much to his track record with Sri Lanka and on the Australian white-ball scene, insisted England showed no signs of tightening up on the day and talked up his side's batting as their strongest suit.

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  • Rene Meulensteen backs Manchester United's pursuit of Ivan Perisic
Rene Meulensteen backs Manchester United's pursuit of Ivan Perisic

The two clubs agreed a £30.7m ($39.1m) fee for the transfer of the defender on 10 June. "He told me about the club and everything around it". And Lindelof, speaking to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, reflected on the exchange he had with the 54-year-old prior to switching Lisbon for Manchester.

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  • 'Fit-again' Amir to play Champions Trophy final against India
'Fit-again' Amir to play Champions Trophy final against India

Here, we look at three things India need to do in order to beat Pakistan . This weekend's huge occasion will ask new questions of both teams. "It is massive", insisted Azhar. He debuted in a 1990 one-day worldwide against Sri Lanka. I could not get that in the last two games. For Coach Hathure, the individual performances were good but the s...

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  • Golden State Warriors reign king in NBA championship parade
Golden State Warriors reign king in NBA championship parade

While I still hoped and believed Lebron could lift the Cavaliers to another championship, in reality, they never had a chance. Scoring was a major problem for the Pistons last season. "He's the key figure, because as the power forward, he's frequently involved in screen-and-rolls". We now have one more reason to compare LeBron to Michael ...

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  • McIlroy, Day try to make up ground at US Open
McIlroy, Day try to make up ground at US Open

The leaders are Paul Casey , Brooks Koepka , Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood . None has ever won a major, and neither have the next 14 players behind them. "This is the first time I've been in kind of the spotlight. And I just unfortunately didn't execute". "It's amusing", Schauffele said. The cut for the top 60 and ties was at 1-over 14...

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  • Day done, McIlroy also likely to miss US Open cut
Day done, McIlroy also likely to miss US Open cut

PGA Tour rookie Xander Schauffele didn't make a bogey at Erin Hills until his 27th hole, had his hiccup with a double bogey on the par-3 13th hole but still managed a 73. "Unfortunately this didn't pan out". It didn't for McIlroy, either. McIlroy, playing for the first time in a month to rest a nagging rib injury, finally got it going when it...

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  • Brighton agree club-record deal for Valencia goalkeeper Ryan
Brighton agree club-record deal for Valencia goalkeeper Ryan

Hughton told the club's official website: " I'm delighted that we've been able to attract Mathew to the club ". Ryan , who is in Russian Federation with the Socceroos for the Confederations Cup, had played with Valencia in the La Liga from 2015, although he spent part of last season on loan to Belgian club Genk .

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  • Rickie Fowler makes three straight bogeys, falls out of US Open lead
Rickie Fowler makes three straight bogeys, falls out of US Open lead

The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department identified the bacteria in a water sample taken from a hydration station connected to a well near the 12th hole. Most freakish about this day was that as many amateurs broke par as top 10 players in the world - two apiece. "I made the mistake of leaving it short and having it come back down to m...

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  • Top three cut at Erin Hills in first for US Open
Top three cut at Erin Hills in first for US Open

Starting the day in a respectable position of even-par, Adam Scott sealed his exit with a disappointing 75. Rory McIlroy will miss the cut, but at least one of his US Open records is safe - 35 consecutive holes without a bogey to start a US Open .

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