• Ballet, pop stars & folk dances as Russian Federation welcomes FIFA Confederations Cup
Ballet, pop stars & folk dances as Russian Federation welcomes FIFA Confederations Cup

An own goal by Michael Boxall and an easy tap-in by Fedor Smolov was all Russian Federation needed to defeat Oceania side New Zealand in the opening fixture of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup . "Regarding Ronaldo, he is motivated, and what I can see is that he is taking the competition very seriously and is totally dedicated to training and thi...

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  • French Open Day 8: Match Points
French Open Day 8: Match Points

That being said , he will have a very tough test in the quarterfinals if he makes it. Dominic Thiem has looked nothing short of spectacular, and if it weren't for the blowout he suffered against Djokovic a week ago I would be picking Thiem no question.

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  • Mohammad Amir declared fit for Champions Trophy final
Mohammad Amir declared fit for Champions Trophy final

To avoid unnecessary and unwelcomed tensions, security personnel were deployed outside cricketer M. S. Dhoni's residence soon after the match . The Men in Blue are now 13-2 and this was the fourth ICC Champions Trophy final for the Indian team.

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  • Tottenham linked with Man United wantaway
Tottenham linked with Man United wantaway

The Spurs midfielder could well be on the move this summer having lost his preferred first team role under Mauricio Pochettino last season, given the form of both Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama, and Mourinho is hoping to capitalise on his situation.

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  • Kevin Durant In High Spirit After NBA Finals Win
Kevin Durant In High Spirit After NBA Finals Win

Even from six rows back, 9- and 10-year-old brothers William and Rizal Cahambing were not going to miss a chance to see their favorite Golden State Warriors player, Stephen Curry , as he rode atop a double-decker bus during Thursday's parade to celebrate the team's latest championship.

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  • Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant has NBA Finals defining moment
Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant has NBA Finals defining moment

Up by the score of 113-107 with just over three minutes left, they appeared poised to make it a competitive series. "I've been wokring on that shot my whole life, and for that one to go in, that's liberating", the forward told ESPN's Doris Goodwin after the game.

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  • I'm leaving Real Madrid, Ronaldo tells national teammates
I'm leaving Real Madrid, Ronaldo tells national teammates

Well, the 32-year-old forward could be set to leave Real Madrid this summer with BBC Football reporting that the 2016 Ballon d'Or victor is "upset" after being accused of tax fraud and wants to leave Spain. As one of the most marketable players in the world, Ronaldo's potential availability would generate much interest, but only the very richest ...

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  • Harman on finishing runner-up: 'It bites'
Harman on finishing runner-up: 'It bites'

He had finished in the top 10 just four times in 14 major tournaments as well. In fact, it was the first time since the world rankings were created in 1986 that the top three ranked golfers in the world missed the cut. It was Matsuyama's best finish in a major, another high in a topsy-turvy season. He tied for 13th in last year's Open at Oakm...

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  • La Liga chief Javier Tebas
La Liga chief Javier Tebas "positive" of Cristiano Ronaldo innocence

Irked by the tax evasion case, Ronaldo reportedly feels that the Real Madrid club doesn't protect him the way it should. Real insisted they were "absolutely convinced" Ronaldo would prove his innocence and pledged him the club's "full confidence".

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  • Burling and Emirates Team march on but Spithill vows to fight back
Burling and Emirates Team march on but Spithill vows to fight back

New Zealand continued to excel in light-wind sailing and again showed superior speed over the USA boat. Jimmy Spithill, Skipper and Helmsman for Oracle Team USA, center, reacts after losing both races to Emirates Team New Zealand during America's Cup match sailing competition, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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  • Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5
Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5

The best strike Boston threw to home plate came from left field, anyway. The Red Sox leadoff hitter reached base after getting hit by a pitch from Astros reliever James Hoyt. Betts scored the first run for Boston (38-29) in the third inning, scoring on a two-out single by Mitch Moreland off Astros right-hander Mike Fiers.

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  • Brooks Koepka wins US Open, ties Rory McIlroy's scoring mark
Brooks Koepka wins US Open, ties Rory McIlroy's scoring mark

Koepka's US Open victory is now the seventh consecutive major that has been claimed by a first-time champion, and when taking into account the performances from the likes of Jason Day , Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy in Wisconsin, the streak could well be extended to eight at The Open next month.

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  • Ronaldo kept away from media spotlight after Portugal draw with Mexico
Ronaldo kept away from media spotlight after Portugal draw with Mexico

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez cancelled out Quaresma's opener shortly before halftime and the two goals in an exciting last six minutes ensured the teams shared the points. Mexico , the 1999 winners, struggled to match Fernando Santos' side as Portugal hit their stride halfway through the first half and Ronaldo provided Quaresma with a sim...

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  • Vegas holds trade cards during expansion draft window
Vegas holds trade cards during expansion draft window

Leading the Golden Knights' draft is general manager George McPhee , who spent 17 seasons in charge of the Washington Capitals , helping that club rise to prominence. "You can negotiate your way out of this if you wish", McPhee said his message is to other GMs. If the Knights sign an unprotected RFA or UFA after the protected lists come out, ...

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  • Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open
Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open

He had been on the road for so long, in so many different countries, and was feeling lonely. Australia's Marc Leishman finished at 1-under overall after shooting a 75 in the final round. Either way, Koepka's record-tying 16-under 272 was far more than a runaway because he never once led the tournament until late yesterday afternoon. The pilot, th...

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  • Nishikori to Face Dominant Murray in Q'final
Nishikori to Face Dominant Murray in Q'final

Murray, a 2016 finalist, will next face 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka . "I think today was probably the best I have played overall", said the top seed. "But the fact that Thiem took that set and started to be a little bit more [confident] and going a little bit more for his shot, he killed the match".

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  • Netanyahu: Israel will not relinquish security control over Judea and Samaria
Netanyahu: Israel will not relinquish security control over Judea and Samaria

Only three in ten Jewish Israelis think Israel's control of the West Bank amounts to "an occupation", a new poll has shown. "We reject these remarks, which seek to create a climate that makes the situation more complicated and are absolutely not aimed at supporting efforts for a solution", he added.

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  • Aaron Judge hits 496-foot HR, longest since tracking began
Aaron Judge hits 496-foot HR, longest since tracking began

Judge continues to do things on the baseball field that are hard to believe - even when you see them happen live. (He had) more objective behind everything he was doing, " said catcher Austin Romine, who felt that Tanaka's splitter was "a little heavier" than the recent past.

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  • Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal held by Mexico in opener
Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal held by Mexico in opener

Quaresma's left footed shot in the 16th minute was off target but there was no stopping the revatilised Portuguese when he scored in the 34th minute after receiving a ideal pass from Ronaldo who had pounced on a loose ball. It was a litmus test for how far the team has come and whether the same weaknesses La Roja exposed would surface again ag...

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  • Four tied atop US Open leaderboard after two rounds
Four tied atop US Open leaderboard after two rounds

Open title since Curtis Strange in 1989. After a record number of scores under par during Round 1, anyone who knows the USGA's style knew things wouldn't be quite as simple in Round 2. Open, where the top 60 and ties advanced to the final two rounds. He added: "It doesn't matter how good you hit it, if you struggle on the greens, there's nothi...

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