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That will have to wait at least another two years after their untypically meek performance on a slow, used pitch in Cardiff on Wednesday, when they lost their last eight wickets for 83 runs before Pakistan coasted to victory to book their place in this weekend's final at The Oval, where they will face India .
  • Big swing for Daniel Summerhays at Memorial

    Big swing for Daniel Summerhays at Memorial

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    In the wake of a stumbling third-round 77-after setting the 36-hole tournament record at 14 under with a pair of 65s-Dufner found the resourcefulness and grit to calmly shoot a closing four-under-par 68 and win by three strokes. He played the front nine in even par, and then he came to life. "Today was pretty pathetic on all accounts, so have to play better tomorrow", he said.
  • Rory McIlroy responds to criticism from Australian golfer Steve Elkington

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    The Aussie pro golfer didn't tag McIlroy in the tweet, but said the 2011 U.S. Open champ must be bored playing golf without Tiger Woods in the field and lacked motivation. "More like 200mil. not bad for a "bored" 28 year old. plenty more where that came from", replied the Northern Irishman. Other professionals, golf journalists and civilian Twitter users entered the free-for-all, majority siding with McIlroy, but Elkington remained undeterred, responding "New [sic] you were a money guy".
  • Day done, McIlroy also likely to miss US Open cut

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    Open. What raises immediate questions about Erin Hills is the number of players under par, even with so many top stars struggling. "I'm just excited to get a run of golf now", he added. Open newcomers. A bogey at the extremely hard par-4 fourth hole was the only blip on the front nine, and he made the turn at one-over for the day. But that's not all that makes the possibilities so limitless Saturday.
  • Yuvraj's innings was the difference: Virat Kohli

    Yuvraj's innings was the difference: Virat Kohli

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    However, Yuvraj's innings stood out despite the team's all-round effort, and Kohli thanked his senior teammate for taking the pressure off him when he wasn't middling the ball well. Rohit was unfortunate to miss out on a century as he was run-out in the nineties. "I think that really deflated the opposition and that gave me a bit of time to settle in from the other end", Kohli said.
  • Tigers put DH Victor Martinez on DL with irregular heartbeat

    Tigers put DH Victor Martinez on DL with irregular heartbeat

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    He was originally treated in the clubhouse for dehydration, but was taken to the hospital when symptoms continued. "It's scary. It's not something at his age (38) you would generally consider an issue or something to worry about". Ausmus has also said he'll use the vacant DH spot to get rest for veterans like Miguel Cabrera , J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton. He drilled 27 home runs previous year and gives the Tigers another power threat in the order alongside the likes of Miguel Cabrera , ...
  • Shock win - Pakistan through to Champions Trophy final

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    That was not the case in Group A victories over Bangladesh , New Zealand and Australia as Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and others rose to the occasion with wickets when England needed them. We didn't adjust and 200 isn't competitive. Pakistan's players acknowledged the strong crowd support on Wednesday by walking a lap of the ground at the end of the match , particularly applauding the vocal supporters on the south-eastern side of the ground.
  • Hussain says pitch blameless in England defeat

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    Morgan's men reached 128 for two but faltered alarmingly to be bowled out for 211 as Hasan Ali (three for 35) exemplified an outstanding performance from the visitors' attack on a dry surface which suited them ideally. "As we've seen, a lot of teams have surprised the opposition and we're certainly not taking anything for granted". It has had a couple of old soldiers step away, but it have always been known to bring in new talent.
  • Golden State Warriors NBA Championship Victory Parade

    Golden State Warriors NBA Championship Victory Parade

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    The down-on-its-luck city that always seems to take a back seat to San Francisco will get a rare to sit back and celebrate itself Thursday in a parade and rally for the hometown Golden State Warriors and their second National Basketball Association championship in three years.
  • Paul Casey shares US Open lead after birdie run

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    With only eight shots separating top to bottom going into the weekend, someone from way back has a chance to make up ground in a hurry. I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did. Eight of the top 12 players in the world won't be around for the weekend at Erin Hills, leaving a tournament as open as the land on which it was built.