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Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

He took the road less traveled and it made all the difference as Brooks Koepka clinched his maiden major title at the 117th US Open. The 27-year-old American, who cut his pro teeth on Europe’s second-tier tour, triumphed by four shots over fellow American Brian Harman and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, Sunday. The powerful Floridian fired a final-round 67 to become the seventh first-time major winner in a row and...

Fans in Pakistan celebrate memorable victory over India

Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir shone as Pakistan defied the odds to overwhelm arch-rivals India by 180 runs and pull off a major upset in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four and fast bowler Amir ripped out India’s top three batsmen before the defending champions subsided to 158 all out. Pakistan celebrated one of its...

How the 2020 Olympics are shaping the skyline

Japan’s No. 7 catches the ball but before he has time to react, a hulking, tattooed Australian is bearing down on him. The collision sends a jarring squeal of metal against metal around the arena, and the crowd winces in unison before peering back through its fingers toward the action. Welcome to the world of wheelchair rugby, where smashing into opponents at full speed is not just legal, it’s an essential part of a sport that was originally known...

IPL Week 2 Top Performer: Sunil Narine, the masterful metronome

Kings XI Punjab 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Shaun Marsh, 3 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 4 Glenn Maxwell (capt), 5 Gurkeerat Singh, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Mohit Sharma, 9 Sandeep Sharma, 10 Swapnil Singh, 11 Ishant Sharma Mumbai Indians 1 Jos Buttler, 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Rohit Sharma (capt), 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Lasith Malinga A powerful 89 from...

The United States, Canada and Mexico have announced they will make a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

The announcement was made Monday afternoon in a press conference hosted by the federations of the three countries at One World Observatory in New York. The bid also comes at a time while the current US president, Donald Trump, has implemented an aggressive stance on immigration enforcement and wants to build a wall at the US-Mexico border. “We have the full support of the United States government in this project,” United States Soccer...

Nepal XI defeats Dhangadi XI by 31 runs

Nepal XI has defeated Dhangadi XI by 31 runs in the first game of Dhangadi Premier League that kicked off from Sunday. In the charity T-20 match played at SSP Cricket Ground, Dhangadi, Nepal XI won the toss and chose to bat. With the loss of eight wickets, Nepal XI scored 161 runs. Captain Paras Khadka scored highest 68 runs (not out) with seven fours and four sixes off 44 balls. Likewise, Basanta Regmi hit 43 runs off 38 balls that included four...

ICC World Cricket League: Kenya’s target reduced to 104 runs for 29 overs

The ICC World Cricket League match between Nepal and Kenya has been interrupted by rain. Umpires decided to halt the game when rain interrupted the game after 36 overs. Sompal Kami (15) and Shakti Gauchan (18) are batting on the crease with Nepal on 112 for the loss of eight wickets. Gyanendra Malla is leading the Nepali side after skipper Paras Khadka could not recover in time for this match. the game was delayed for around three hours due to the...

Sadio Mane lifted Liverpool’s recent gloom by scoring twice in two first-half minutes to see off top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

Liverpool roared back into the mix for a top-four finish with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday that opened the door for Chelsea to strengthen their vice-like hold on the Premier League title race. Two goals from Sadio Mane in a vibrant first half scuppered second-placed Tottenham’s hopes of cutting Chelsea’s lead to six points and the Blues will go 12 points clear with 13 matches left if they win at Burnley on Sunday. While...

NPC, TAC coast to semi-finals

Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) and Nepal Police Club (NPC) coasted to easy victories on their way to the semi-finals of the second Ruslan Cup Twenty20 cricket on Friday. In the first match, NPC swept past Himalayan White House College by eight wickets riding on a second consecutive half century from opener Sunil Dhamala. Seamers ran riot as TAC routed Royal PC Fighter by 10 wickets. Man-of-the-match Avinash Karn produced a dream four-over spell returning...