• Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match
Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match

The attacking midfielder has had a good six months with Paris Saint-Germain, but this will be a big test for the 23-year-old. Federation Internationale de Football Association has ordered tighter monitoring of offensive incidents at Confederations Cup matches which kick off Saturday, and wants referees to stop play if fans persist.

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  • Russian Federation unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup
Russian Federation unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

He would nearly certainly secure the prize if he can help Portugal win the Confederations Cup , the main warm-up event for next year's World Cup. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among an expected 60,000-plus crowd in a $750 million new stadium .

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  • Champions Trophy: Aamer Sohail clarifies comments against Sarfraz Ahmed
Champions Trophy: Aamer Sohail clarifies comments against Sarfraz Ahmed

The Men in Blue have won all three of their previous matches against Pakistan in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council ( ICC ) tournaments to date but Azhar feels there was no reason that the sequence could be extended this weekend as well.

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  • Aaron Ramsey scores Panenka in same stadium it was first made famous
Aaron Ramsey scores Panenka in same stadium it was first made famous

Ramsey showed incredible composure and audacity to chip the penalty in a passable imitation of Antonin Panenka's famous effort for Czechoslovakia at the same stadium back in 1976. Wales has not reached a World Cup since 1958 and it remains four points shy of its opponent at the Group D summit after goals from Aaron Ramsey and Mitrovic.

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  • Faf backs AB as Proteas skipper
Faf backs AB as Proteas skipper

I'm a good captain and I can take this team forward. The two quick run-out dismissals - of AB de Villiers (16) and David Miller (1) in the 29th and 30th overs, respectively - saw South Africa reduced to 142/4. "No one has ever had any doubts over the ability that he possesses to win games for the country, and he's done it in big tournaments...

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  • President Trump's Transition Team Was Ordered to Preserve Documents
President Trump's Transition Team Was Ordered to Preserve Documents

The order came on the same day that it was revealed that Pence had retained a criminal defence lawyer to represent him in the various investigations encircling the White House. Pence had taken over the transition team from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Mueller's investigators are expected to interview director of national intelligence D...

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  • Pakistan wants to change the myth of India defeats
Pakistan wants to change the myth of India defeats

Their skipper Mashrafe Mortaza had reason to believe his side could have posted 330-340 seeing the way Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim went about farming the bowling . He took 2/53 in 10 overs as Sri Lanka were held to 236, and then made an unbeaten 28 as he and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (61 not out) steered their side to a tense three-wi...

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  • America's Cup: Team New Zealand hold the edge over Team USA
America's Cup: Team New Zealand hold the edge over Team USA

Peter Burling, helmsman for Emirates Team New Zealand, left, shakes hands with skipper and helmsman Jimmy Spithill for Oracle Team USA, right, in front of the America's Cup trophy, known as the "Auld Mug", before a news confere. Spithill took a few digs at the Kiwis on June 3 after Oracle clinched a bonus point for the match. Jimmy Spithill, the sk...

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  • Lopez to face Pouille in Stuttgart final
Lopez to face Pouille in Stuttgart final

Alexander Zverev faced minimal trouble in dispatching Julien Benneteau in the Netherlands, a 6-0 6-4 triumph sending him into the semis in under 57 minutes. Ultimately, it was the first set which proved decisive and ended in a tie-break after all 12 games went with serve. Zverev, the sixth seed, appeared the stronger server and took the first set...

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  • Sohail backtracks on match-fixing allegations
Sohail backtracks on match-fixing allegations

While Virat Kohli's India play Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval, Manpreet Singh will lead the hockey team in a crucial match of the FIH World Hockey League semifinals. The 2007 World T20 final at the Wanderers was a game-changing match for Indian cricket. And finally, the tournament is set to enter its busin...

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  • Rafael Nadal keeps up dominant form to make quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal keeps up dominant form to make quarter-finals

Djokovic and Nadal are however seeded to meet in the semi-finals. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 31-year-old Spaniard is looking to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam event. Not only is Rafael Nadal duplicating that feat through four rounds, but Thiem got placed in the Novak Djokovic quarter, and his...

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  • Three straight bogeys drop Fowler, but only one back
Three straight bogeys drop Fowler, but only one back

World number two Rory McIlroy , who has been sidelined for a month with rib and back injuries, followed his opening round 78 with a one-under 71, courtesy of four birdies over his final six holes. Paul Casey was alone in third at 7 under after a 71 in the second round. Niebrugge, Talor Gooch and Kevin Dougherty, who each played at Oklahoma Stat...

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  • Matsuyama moves up leaderboard at US Open
Matsuyama moves up leaderboard at US Open

Injuries, graduations, a newborn and a new course have all been part of the 117th US Open buildup but on Thursday the spotlight will be back on the leaderboard and the year's second major. I was able to watch Stricker finish out his round on the par-3 ninth hole. But that's not all that makes the possibilities so limitless Saturday.

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  • Majors a minor-ity after two rounds at 2017 US Open
Majors a minor-ity after two rounds at 2017 US Open

Unfortunately, he struggled to make the cut for the second year in a row at the U.S. Open. So it only makes sense that winning the U.S. Open is high on Patrick Reed's bucket list. 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.

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  • 'Outraged' Cristiano Ronaldo says he will quit Real Madrid
'Outraged' Cristiano Ronaldo says he will quit Real Madrid

On Friday morning, a report in A Bola , a Portuguese newspaper , claimed Ronaldo wants to leave the La Liga side, just a few weeks after he scored twice in the Champions League final. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing. Portugal, the defending European champions, play Mexico on Sunday in their Group A opener in the eight-nation compet...

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  • Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale: Man Utd? I'm happy where I am
Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale: Man Utd? I'm happy where I am

We've won trophies and of course it is one of the best moments of my career - I have the opportunity to say this every year but it's true! Since Bale joined the Spanish giant in 2013 with a record-breaking transfer from Tottenham, Real have won a Copa del Rey, the Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.

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  • Sports Ministry chooses Champions Trophy final over Hockey World League semis
Sports Ministry chooses Champions Trophy final over Hockey World League semis

Sohail said that Pakistan ODI skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and his boys have no reason to rejoice as they have made it to the final not on the basis of their performance but through "external factors". A 30-second spot during the final to be broadcast by Rupert Murdoch's Star Sports is expected to cost almost 10 million rupees (US$155,267), far higher t...

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  • Portugal are more than Cristiano Ronaldo - Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa
Portugal are more than Cristiano Ronaldo - Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa

It will be European champion Portugal , with Cristiano Ronaldo in top form, taking on Gold Cup victor Mexico in a game that is likely to decide the group victor. Coach Fernando Santos and some of Ronaldo's teammates are confident the star forward won't be affected by the buzz created by a report that said he wants to leave the Spanish club bec...

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  • Vladimir Putin to attend Confederations Cup opening match
Vladimir Putin to attend Confederations Cup opening match

Asked about the Kremlin's opinion of progress in preparations for the 2018 World Football Cup, Peskov said that large-scale work was proceeding as scheduled. "We are pleased that Russian Federation has been entrusted with the mission to become the first host country of the Confederations Cup and the World Cup to implement such initiatives with th...

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  • Halep and Svitolina into French quarters
Halep and Svitolina into French quarters

Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning his fourth round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov Roland Garros , Paris June 5, 2017. Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka 's powerful groundstrokes were too much to handle for France's Gael Monfils as the 2015 champion booked a last eight spot with a 7-5 7-6 (7) 6-2 victory.

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