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Yet for all they are top of the one-day worldwide rankings, South Africa have a reputation for under-performing in global Cricket Council tournaments. Three deliveries later, Chamara Kapugedera was foxed by a Tahir googly and was out leg before wicket without scoring. The final margin of victory was clear, but South Africa had to overcome a slow start to post it's winning total, having been put into bat by Tharanga, who was standing in for injured skipper Angelo Mathews .
  • Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Pakistan mega-final; 7 must know facts

    Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Pakistan mega-final; 7 must know facts

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    Virat Kohli .Michael Steele/Getty Images. Rampant India will defend their ICC Champions Trophy title against Pakistan in this Sunday's final after trouncing Bangladesh by nine wickets in the semi-final, at Edgbaston Thursday. One obvious danger man for Pakistan is Fakhar Zaman . Abbas also heavily criticised the English team for blaming the Cardiff pitch for their defeat to Pakistan in the semi-finals.
  • Fowler takes early lead at US Open

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    Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf each shot 7-under 63 in the first round at Baltusrol in the 1980 U.S. Open. Jason Day had two triple bogeys and posted a 79, his worst score ever in the U.S. A further bogey on the eighth saw him drop back to level par, leaving him off the pace. Besides Fowler, the leaderboard is full of long shots. He shot 42 on the back.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Seeks Real Madrid Exit After Tax Accusations

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    So when fresh reports broke on Friday morning claiming that Ronaldo had indicated to Real president, Florentino Perez, that he meant to leave this summer, they were inevitably met with plenty of scepticism. Ronaldo wants to leave Spain. Ronaldo played a key role in Madrid's Champions League victory last season. Ronaldo, who joined Real Madrid from English side Manchester United for £80 million (about N40 billion) in 2009, signed a five-year deal with the European champions in ...
  • Penguins' Nick Bonino Played Through Broken Leg In Stanley Cup Final

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    It is sacrilegious, I know, but I don't care. Olczyk: "The Penguins win without their best defenseman, and all of the injuries that they had, and all teams have injuries over the course of seven or eight weeks". He knows how to adjust, which is a big part of us winning the Stanley Cup . He is the toughest mentally, the toughest physically and the greatest victor in the game right now.
  • Ellis, Bullock suspended 5 games under NBA drug policy

    Ellis, Bullock suspended 5 games under NBA drug policy

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    His suspension will begin at the first National Basketball Association regular season game he is eligible to play. The league announced the suspensions without disclosing details of the violations. Ellis, 31, averaged 8.5 points last season, his lowest output since his rookie season (2005-06). Bullock, 26, averaged a career-high 4.5 points in 15.1 minutes per game during his second year with the Pistons.
  • Matt Hughes airlifted to hospital after truck hit by train

    Matt Hughes airlifted to hospital after truck hit by train

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    Penn. White said Hughes, 43, was apparently helping a friend when the accident occurred. Montgomery County Sheriff's office confirmed the incident took place in Raymond , Illinois , not far from Hughes' home in Hillsboro. According to SJ-R.com, the state police are investigating the crash. He was inducted to the UFC's Hall of Fame in 2010 and formally retired from competition three years later, though he was reportedly mulling a comeback as recently as this year.
  • Vikings' Michael Floyd tested positive for alcohol during house arrest, report says

    Vikings' Michael Floyd tested positive for alcohol during house arrest, report says

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    Floyd was not allowed to have any alcohol and was being monitored as part of his house arrest sentencing. He is due back in court on June 26 and could be ordered back to jail if the court rules that he violated his house arrest. While his blood alcohol tests allegedly registered between.044 and.055, he also reportedly skipped a breath test. Paul native who signed with Minnesota last month is now serving a three-month house arrest sentence after a very bad and very public DWI arrest in ...
  • Pakistan in Champions Trophy final due to external factors, says Aamer Sohail

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    Pakistan then beat South Africa and Sri Lanka in the group stage and then defeated England in the semi-final to reach the final . Pakistan had beaten England in a surprising result to book their place in the final. "Sarfraz needs to be told that you have not done anything great". Sarfraz, one of the key figures of Pakistan's unexpected impressive campaign so far, has become a butt of ridicule following his usage of broken English and laughable grammar during press conferences.
  • Mike Zimmer says eye is doing great

    Mike Zimmer says eye is doing great

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    This year, the head coach has been communicating a lot with Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford and helping him better recognize what the defense is doing out on the field. I think there has been a level of focus, probably a little bit higher than I have seen in the past during this time of year with those guys and so it is nice to know they are taking things serious and they want to get things right.
  • AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in T20I series against England

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    If that run-out was unlucky, the next - which saw Miller depart for just one as both he and Faf du Plessis ended up at the same end following a lack of communication between the pair - was farcical. "With all the players that we have and the cricket we've been playing, this tournament we haven't had a game where everything has clicked together, so we don't deserve to be in the semifinal".
  • NBA Champion Golden State Warriors Won't Visit the White House

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    A report surfaced shortly after Game 5 claiming that the Warriors would unanimously refuse any invitation to the White House, but that report was clearly debunked by the organization's statement. Since that moment the team went on its incredible 31-2 streak and thus the internet was quick to point out the significance of the toaster which is now of the most valuable pieces of sports memorabilia going.