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FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

Hosts Russia got their Confederations Cup campaign off to the ideal start, easing to victory against a toothless New Zealand in St Petersburg . "Come to Russia! You will feel the best football tournament ever". Russian Federation came so close again when Dmitry Poloz chested down a cross from right and stabbed his effort from six yards past Marinovic, only for Tommy Smith to get back on the line to clear.



Cavs, GM David Griffin part after title, 3 straight NBA Finals

As Nate Duncan of the Daily Dunc'd on Pod notes, Gilbert screwed over Griffin from landing one of those potential jobs . And not when James followed up reports that he was "disappointed" and "shocked" by Griffin's departure with a read-between-the-lines message of support.


Pakistan Wins Its Maiden ICC Champions Trophy Title

Pakistan Wins Its Maiden ICC Champions Trophy Title

For a country that has not played worldwide cricket at home against any top cricketing nation, the Champions Trophy triumph was necessary to "identify their heroes", feels Pakistan's chief coach Mickey Arthur. The outcome of ICC Champions Trophy in which likes of Fakhar, Hassan, Amir and Shahdab emerged as stars has shown the path to the PCB to build a strong and competitive team.



Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

In Kazan hosted the second match of the eighth confederations Cup Portugal national team missed the victory over Mexico . Portugal regained the lead in the 86th minute through Cedric Soares' first senior worldwide goal but Moreno's 91st minute header off the post ensured both nations shared the spoils.



It's a massive boost for Pakistan cricket: Mickey Arthur

Seam bowlers Mohammad Amir and Ali took three wickets apiece to lead the Pakistan bowling attack in the country's first appearance in the final of the limited-overs tournament which is regarded as a mini-World Cup. "We're scheduled to have a World XI in Pakistan in September for three Twenty20 games", he said. "In Sarfraz (Ahmed), it now has a captain who can perhaps take the team to unprecedented glory in the years ahead", opined Afridi.



Real Madrid president Florentino Perez rules out David de Gea move

He said: "Of course we would have loved to have had Messi at Madrid". Gigi Donnarumma announced last week that he won't renew his contract with AC Milan , expiring in 2018. Perez added: "We haven't spoken to De Gea". "Two years ago we had the disaster of the late fax, they (United) sent it two minutes late and that was it", Perez said in an interview with Spanish daily Marca on Tuesday, the day after earning a third consecutive mandate with Real.