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Wales open tour with straight-forward victory over Tonga

Wales open tour with straight-forward victory over Tonga Wales and Tonga faced off at Eden park where the Welsh worked the ball off the back of a mid-field scrum going through the hands until the ball found fullback Cory Allen. Davies added a penalty, but had two other attempts hit the post, while Tongan scrumhalf Takulua kept the scoreline close with a 23rd-minute penalty. [Full Article...]

Zhang Shuai ends Roland Garros journey, Djokovic wins five-set thriller

The 19-year-old, ranked 47 and playing in the French Open main draw for only the second time, gave up the opening five games of a rain-ravaged match but recovered in stunning fashion to win 16 of the last 21 games for a 4-6 6-2 6-2 victory. [Full Article...]

Justin Thomas sets single round record at US Open

Thomas upstaged but did not outshoot Brooks Koepka (68) and Tommy Fleetwood (68), both at 11 under, or Harman (67). The 24-year-old Thomas eagled the par-5 18th for just the fifth 63 in U.S. It marked the first time since the world rankings were created in 1986 that the top three ranked players in the world missed the cut at a US Open . [Full Article...]

Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup

A Spanish state prosecutor on Tuesday accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million), claiming he used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the true amount of income made from image rights, among other means of illegally reducing the amount of tax he paid. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo still dancing for joy

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo still dancing for joy Ahead of the game he admitted he wasn't 100 per cent match fit and seemed to expect to start the game on the bench. Real produced a ruthless second-half display after an evenly matched first 45 minutes. But after the break, it was Zidane's men who set the tempo. "In Cardiff another legendary Madrid side were enthroned, and not just for their 12th trophy; For their first double in 59 year... [Full Article...]

Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans

Puig, 22, is in his fifth season with the Dodgers, having made one All-Star team. Gonzalez was charged with the error after replay showed he did not touch second base after taking the throw from shortstop Francisco Lindor . Respecting Yasiel Puig's arm, Zimmer held at third. Taylor scored on the back end of a delayed double steal. White Sox third baseman Matt Davidson led the way in a 6-1 w... [Full Article...]

Arch rivals Pakistan, India battle in high octane Champions Trophy final

Some teams start confidently and then they fade. I am very hopeful of their win especially after the way India have played in the tournament so far. "What we've produced after that doesn't come as any surprise because that's how we trained, and that's what we worked at. Even today's practice was something extra.There is no over-excitement", Kohli said. [Full Article...]

Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup

Marco van Basten, the Holland icon who is now Fifa's chief technical officer, said: "Our aim is to promote fairness and integrity, increase playing time and optimise the use of technology". The most experienced players received me with open arms and made me feel welcomed. "It's a unsafe game - we mustn't pull too hard on the rope", he warned. [Full Article...]

India overwhelming favourites, says Saha

No team has the guarantee to win. In a nutshell, the two captains were like chalk and cheese before their biggest match as captains of their respective nations. After restricting Bangladesh to 264, the defending champions chased down the target riding on the brilliant innings of Rohit Sharma (123 not out off 129 balls) and skipper Virat Kohli (96 not out off 78 balls) with 59 balls to sp... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Team India gear up ahead of grand final against Pakistan

Chasing a revised total of 289, Pakistan were bundled out for 164. The end result was embarrassing. "Our strength has been the fact that we've been able to take wickets, and we've been able to take wickets consistently through the middle periods", added Arthur. [Full Article...]

Transfer Ronaldo is estimated at 400 million euros

Transfer Ronaldo is estimated at 400 million euros Ronaldo and his camp have denied the allegations and will fight any charges, but the footballer has also made a decision about his career. Ronaldo has helped Real win the Champions League three times and helped win the Spanish title for the first time since 2012. [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors: 5 reasons they'll repeat as National Basketball Association champions in 2018

Golden State Warriors: 5 reasons they'll repeat as National Basketball Association champions in 2018 Sure, it's tough to bet against any LeBron James-led team, but the G Dubs just had too much fire power for The King and his Cavs to compete with this year. "I don't believe I've played for a superteam", James said. The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback a year ago. [Full Article...]

Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener If every host nation could handpick its opponent for the opening game of a major tournament, New Zealand would be close to the top of the list, and Russian Federation did not pass up the opportunity to make a winning start to the Confederations Cup against Oceania's champions. [Full Article...]

Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. The duo visited the police officers who were injured in the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning, including openly gay officer Crystal Griner, who is married to a woman. [Full Article...]

US Open - the story of the third round

Zachary Perschke took his father to the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Fowler said he knew low scores would be attainable but was impressed by the U.S. "It could change in a heartbeat". Corey Conners, of Listowel, Ont., shot his second straight 76 to finish at 8-over par and miss the cut. "I think since my dad dropped me off at football practice and told me to not be disappointed if I didn't... [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli turns off social media ahead of clash with Pakistan

I hope the Indian team win. "I look forward to playing as it's a big occasion", added Amir , now firmly back in the worldwide fold after his career was halted by a ban and jail sentence for his part in a 2010 spot-fixing scam during a Test against England at Lord's. [Full Article...]

Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mother, opens up about sacrifice

The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday to take their second title in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the play-offs. Last year's 73-9 best-ever NBA regular season mark was somehow overshadowed by Cleveland's stunningly dramatic NBA Finals game seven 93-89 win. [Full Article...]

Thomas makes charge up US Open leaderboard

A U.S. Open short on big names - with a leaderboard that at times seemed like a phonebook of random people - found a bright star under a partially cloudy sky at Erin Hills. I know it's supposed to be hard to follow a low round but he doesn't need to go low, he just needs a solid 68 or 69. "That's why I play, to get myself in this position". [Full Article...]

Ronaldo ready to quit Spanish football over tax probe, according to reports

Ronaldo ready to quit Spanish football over tax probe, according to reports On the back of authorities' claims Ronaldo defrauded the Spanish public, it is claimed the player has spoken with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, and told him he wants to be sold this summer. If he leaves I don't see him in a place like China or the Middle East. "I think our good communication has led to good results". "I think it is very hard". [Full Article...]

Kohli impressed by Pakistan turnaround

The 32-year-old, however, acknowledged that a final is an altogether different ball game and added that it could all come down to which team manages to maintain a better composure in a high-pressure situation such as tomorrow's clash. "The more relaxed you stay in these kind of situations, it's a good thing, because it helps you take better decisions when you are composed and calm mentally, and ... [Full Article...]


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