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Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour India by 180 runs and lift the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday. Pakistan came into the competition as the lowest-ranked one-day global nation and their status as outsiders appeared justified when they were thumped by 124 runs by their arch-rivals at Edgbaston earlier this month.
  • Portugal-Mexico highlights: Ronaldo's brilliance sets opening goal in Confederations Cup

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    A good Confederations Cup would boost Ochoa's chances in the transfer market and the 31-year-old has his goals fixed high for El Tri at the competition. It was a good result at 2-1 but that's football. Head coach Fernando Santos insisted he has total faith in his captain to deliver but Osorio feels it would be risky to ignore the other attacking talent at Portugal's disposal.
  • C.Ronaldo set to leave Real Madrid

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    Ronaldo, now with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, has been angered by €14.7m ($21.6m) tax fraud claims in Spain. According, to the Telegraph , Ronaldo has a buy-out clause is €1bn - which no team across Europe will be expected to trigger, although a world-record bid of €150m (£131m) could tempt Los Blancos into selling.
  • Ronaldo helps Real Madrid become 1st team to defend CL title

    Ronaldo helps Real Madrid become 1st team to defend CL title

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    Even media in Barcelona found it within themselves to praise Madrid, with Diario Sport calling them "Just champions" on their cover, while Mundo Deportivo acknowledged Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's part in the triumph, labelling the Frenchman "historic".
  • Zinedine Zidane Tries to Convince Cristiano Ronaldo to Stay

    Zinedine Zidane Tries to Convince Cristiano Ronaldo to Stay

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    When you quit a club like Real Madrid , then any possible destination will perhaps be a step-down. By that point Santos had already launched a staunch defence of Ronaldo's character, in the wake of the 32-year-old's problems with accusations of tax evasion by the Spanish authorities.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Looking for a New Team

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    Former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon has this evening insisted that a potential Cristiano Ronaldo departure from the club will have no effect on Alvaro Morata's proposed move to Manchester United . Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho would reportedly "relish" the chance to work with Cristiano Ronaldo again as the club keep their eye on his transfer situation.
  • Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA career scoring record

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    The Phoenix Mercury star surpassed Tina Thompson's record of 7,488 points with a layup late in the first half against the the Los Angeles Sparks . The game was halted after the layup, to which the Los Angeles crowd gave Taurasi a round of applause.
  • Ronaldo far from Portugal's only threat, warns Osorio

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    Cedric Soares and Pepe, who had been practicing separately because they were not fully fit, joined the rest of Portugal's group in Thursday's session at Rubin Kazan's training grounds. The Real Madrid forward, who has scored 12 goals in his last six games for Portugal, has won a number of club and global competitions as well as several individual awards.
  • Day 3 at the US Open: How locals fared Saturday

    Day 3 at the US Open: How locals fared Saturday

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    Open . And the 63 tied the Open mark set by Johnny Miller at Oakmont in 1973, and equaled by by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf (1980) and Vijay Singh (2003). "I wish he [Miller] was calling it just to hear what he would have said", Thomas said following Saturday's stellar play. I think the most productive way is to first enjoy my time at home tonight with my family and get some sleep and come out and make a plan for tomorrow [Sunday].
  • Highlights: Ostapenko overcomes Wozniacki to reach semi-finals

    Highlights: Ostapenko overcomes Wozniacki to reach semi-finals

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    She has played in one previous major semifinal, also in Paris , losing to eventual champion Serena Williams two years ago. Scrapping back from love-30 down, Bacsinszky exploited a sloppy patch from her opponent, reeling off four points in a row to move to within one game of the semifinals.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Pulls Off Sublime Assist For Ricardo Quaresma

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    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 . A source claims Ronaldo "feels great indignation" with all the conjecture about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain.
  • Thomas' record yet to sink in as he eyes first major title

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    Open's final round as heavy winds pummeled the links-style layout, adding an intriguing wrinkle to the year's second major. Fowler's seven birdies were from no more than 12 feet, including three in a row around the turn. He missed the cut at last year's PGA and withdrew from this year's Masters after falling down a staircase. Summerhays will continue his current string of eight straight tour events, including the U.S.