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Champions Trophy: Butt wants Pak players to enjoy `pressure game` against India

Finn's global career has been mercurial over the last four years but, having opened the bowling on England's one-day tour of the Caribbean this winter and played in their third one-dayer against South Africa last Monday, he retained his place as next in line following the side-strain suffered by Woakes during their opening win against Bangladesh on Thursday.


Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule at French Open

Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule at French Open

There were quite a few "shushing" gestures as he set about his task, although he played down the usual debate about the complex weave of his body language. 3rd seed Stan Wawrinka saved 4 set points in the opener before running away with 16 of the last 19 games to beat Italy's Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7/2), 6-0, 6-2.



Barca to make coach appointment on Monday

The 53-year-old, who also played for Barca in the late 1980's, replaces Luis Enrique , who leaves the Catalan club after three seasons in charge, and has agreed an initial two season contract. Born in Extremadura, Valverde spent two years at Barca as a player under Johan Cruyff between 1988 and 1990. Bilbao have never been relegated and consistently finish in La Liga's European places despite not splashing cash on worldwide players like their nearest competitors.


Alvaro Morata: 'I want to stay at Real Madrid'

Alvaro Morata: 'I want to stay at Real Madrid'

GOAL claim that Morata has already agreed personal terms with Milan, who finished sixth in Serie A this season, but there remains some uncertainty around the transfer fee, with Milan keen to pay €60m and Real hoping for closer to €70m. The Special One gave the French defender extended playing time (despite his young age) when he was still Coaching at the Bernabeu, and wanted to bring him to Manchester last summer, as Varane himself recently revealed.



Champions Trophy: 'Not taking pressure for India clash'

Pakistan have beaten their longtime rivals twice in three Champions Trophy matches down the years. But in age of ever more aggressive batting and ever higher strike rates, his figures look old-fashioned - a criticism that has been made of Pakistan's overall approach to white-ball cricket as it's now played.


Seeded Murray Finished Strong to Reach Round Two in Paris

Seeded Murray Finished Strong to Reach Round Two in Paris

Alexander Zverev , the man seen as a potential French Open champion, crashed out in the first round on Tuesday as world number one Andy Murray and former victor Stan Wawrinka moved through. There were many reassuring signs for Murray as the match progressed: he started to move better and hit some exhibition style shots once he had conjured that remarkable over the shoulder recovery lob.