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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - What Vladimir Putin wants, Vladimir Putin tends to get. The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup has kicked off in the iconic Russian city of St. "I don't know how it was to play on, but judging by the game it seemed the quality (of the pitch) was rather good". St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum on Thursday unveiled Achilles, a white moggy who will be offered two different plates before each game to predict the Confederations Cup results.
  • LeBron James claims he didn't invent the superteam

    LeBron James claims he didn't invent the superteam

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    Regarding Green's comments directed his way, James responded during an appearance on the Road Trippin' podcast hosted by sideline reporter Allie Clifton and fellow Cavs players Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye . And you added Chris Bosh ", said Jefferson. "No", James said . "Of course not". Green returned the shot, posting a screenshot from a video James had shared earlier.
  • Back-9 bogeys bog down Brian Harman at US Open

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    Thomas equalled the lowest score in major championship history with a stunning 63 on Saturday, a nine-under-par round which was also the lowest in relation to par in a US Open, eclipsing the eight-under 63 shot by Johnny Miller to win at Oakmont in 1973.
  • Fakhar, Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India

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    India may be ahead against Pakistan in ICC tournaments by an 8-2 margin, but in all ODI tournament finals Pakistan holds a 6-2 edge in the head-to-head battle against India . We have practised the same way from the first day we came here. Yet few would have expected them to dish out a 180-run hammering to India in Sunday's final at The Oval, leaving head coach Arthur to express his amazement at the scale of their revival.
  • Nelson whiffs 10 in 1st CG as Brewers nip Padres 2-1

    Nelson whiffs 10 in 1st CG as Brewers nip Padres 2-1

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    First Hernan Perez lofted a fly ball that is an out in most other parks just over the left field wall and two batters later Manny Pina hit a no-doubter to left-center for what turned out to be the game-winner. The game was delayed in the top of the ninth when a male fan sprinted out to second base. Jose Torres got the win to improve to 4-2 this season while Phil Maton got his first save of the year.
  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final

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    Preview: A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval in London on Sunday. But the more consistent you get in learning from games like this, it s better for the team in the future. India's lineup remained unchanged for the match , whereas Pakistan replaced Rumman Raees with Muhammad Amir.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 'tells Real Madrid teammates he is leaving'

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    As a result of this, it's believed that they are being cautious in terms of being dragged into another saga and will continue their strong interest in Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid team-mate Álvaro Morata and look to seal a deal for his signature in the next week or so.
  • Pakistan stun holders India to lift Champions Trophy

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    India handed Pakistan a 124-run defeat in the first group match before Pakistan defeated South Africa, Sri Lanka and then thrashed England in the semifinals to qualify for its first ever Champions Trophy final. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed added: "This is a great achievement for our team and our country". With his bat tucked under his arm, Fakhar begins the long walk back to the pavilion as the Indians celebrate grabbing their first wicket with only four Pakistan runs on the board.
  • Justin Thomas enjoys record third round at US Open

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    Harman had back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15 before closing out with three straight pars to take over the lead. He was 11-under for three rounds and, at the moment, the tournament leader by two shots. Li turned professional at age 16 and won the Volvo China Open last year on the European Tour, securing a two-year membership and qualifying for the Rio Olympics.
  • Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open

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    In the 116 previous U.S. Opens , only six players had ever reached 10-under par or better, never in the same tournament. "I know I'm going to be nervous, but it's a good nervous - that's why I play, to get myself in this position, and I'm excited for the opportunity to see what happens".
  • India all out, Pakistan win by 180

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    Pakistan's other hero-in-chief was opener Fakhar Zaman who, in only his fourth one-day worldwide, scored a buccaneering and at times outrageously lucky century. "We went back to the hotel and they treated me very well". "We can't take anyone lightly but they were more intense and passionate on the day". Even India captain Virat Kohli was impressed.
  • Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in Champions Trophy final

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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.