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Participants in the 2017 Confederations Cup are hosts Russian Federation, 2014 FIFA World Cup winners Germany, 2015 Copa America champions Chile, 2015 AFC Asian Cup champions Australia, 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup winners Mexico, 2016 UEFA Euro Cup champs Portugal , OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) Nations Cup victors New Zealand and 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) champions Cameroon.
  • Kite looks back on windy final round at Pebble

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    Open has traditionally had a reputation as the toughest test in golf, but benign conditions have turned this week's championship into a birdie-fest, much to the lament of former champion Johnny Miller . Kaymer got the good end of the draw when rain arrived at Pinehurst No. 2, and he opened with rounds of 65-65 to reach 10-under 130 and build a six-shot lead going into the weekend.
  • Judge does it again, blasts Yankees to 6th straight win

    Judge does it again, blasts Yankees to 6th straight win

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    His home runs include a 495-foot blast into the left-field seats in Yankee Stadium Sunday, the longest home run of 2017, and a 121.1 miles per hour shot off Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman , the hardest hit ball since 2015, the first year of the Statcast era.
  • Russia 2 New Zealand 0: Hosts begin Confederations Cup with comfortable win

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    The Russian president made it a national priority to win hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup in a fierce Federation Internationale de Football Association bidding contest seven years ago. KAZAN , Russia (AP) - Portugal is not anxious about Cristiano Ronaldo being distracted at the Confederations Cup by talk of his possible departure from Real Madrid.
  • Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street parade

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    Later, the two-time reigning MVP took off his new National Basketball Association champions hat and studied it briefly before pulling it on again, backward. Cleveland is a super team, and Golden State is a super-duper team. James teamed up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012.
  • Fans Celebrate Russia's Win In Confederations Cup Opener

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    Petersburg in 2007. Russia's president was in the $750 million new stadium in his native St. Petersburg to see forward Fyodor Smolov's 69th minute goal add to an own goal by New Zealand defender Michael Boxall in the 31st. But a win is a win, and Russian Federation certainly needed one in front of President Putin after his insistence earlier this week that Stanislav Cherchesov's team had to raise their game as the World Cup looms on the horizon.
  • Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

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    KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Title contenders Portugal and Mexico fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Confederations Cup on Sunday, with each team scoring in the last five minutes. Play continued for about 10 seconds until the ball got to Nani and he scored from inside the area after a shot by Ronaldo hit the crossbar. Andre Silva, the 21-year-old forward who is about to make his debut in a major tournament with Portugal, has been successfully teaming up with Ronaldo to give the European ...
  • Fleetwood focused as he bids for first major

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    Brian Harman stated his intention to kick back and unwind with his family before facing the challenge of heading into the final round of the U.S. Open as the man to catch. To wrap it all up, here's our latest edition of birdies & bogeys - but mostly, birdies, because there were a LOT of them in the third round. The forecast for Sunday looks good and there is chance for the first significant wind of the week.
  • Strategy prepared, ready to face India tomorrow: Sarfraz Ahmed

    Strategy prepared, ready to face India tomorrow: Sarfraz Ahmed

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    He celebrated with an extravagant twirl of his bat and kissed the turf as the Pakistan supporters sensed an unlikely win for the lowest-ranked team going into the tournament who lost heavily to India in the group stage. They defeated strong sides like South Africa, Sri Lanka and England in the semi-final. But I thought this is this best gameplan for this stage and I started playing aggressively.
  • Justin Thomas shoots record-equalling 63 at US Open

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    On Saturday, American Justin Thomas became the 29th golfer to shoot 63 in a major championship. "Obviously, the [eagle] finish was awesome". Still, the man from Liverpool was upbeat: "I can't say how much having one of my best mates (caddie, Ian Finnis) on my bag".
  • Favourites India take on Pak in big clash today

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    The form of Hassan Ali and Junaid Khan has been wonderful and will hope that continues. But from what we have seen in their last few games, if there is any team that is capable of stopping the Indian juggernaut, it's Pakistan . One of the key players during Pakistan's successful campaign at the 1992 World Cup, Sohail's most infamous moment on the cricket field was at the 1996 World Cup when he got into an altercation with India pacer Venkatesh Prasad before being bowled off the very ...