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By Dipendra Dutta

Cricket:
ODI-Tri Series:

Australia have to give all they have in their final match against WestIndies after their game against SouthAfrica has been washed out due to heavy rainfalls in Barbados. It was also AB Devilliers 200th cap for SA.

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US Open 2016:
American Dustin Johnson controversially wins his first major and let alone his first US open. World no. 1, Jason Day, couldnot live up to his pace and finished at 2-over-pal overall with a final round 71 sitting on 8th position.

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Euro-2016
Switzerland 0-0 France:

No goals but perhaps something more important for France, because this was the night Paul Pogba joined the Euro 2016 party. France performed well but couldnot go past Swiss defence. Swiss has their own close chances as well but Ultimately, a draw was enough for both teams to progress into the knockout rounds.
France, as Group A winners, can relax and enjoy a week off before a game in Lyon on Sunday against a third-place qualifier.
Switzerland will travel to Saint-Etienne where they will face the runner-up from Group C — likely to be either Germany or Poland — on Saturday.

Romania 0-1Albania:

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Albanian striker Armando Sadiku made history on a emotional night for his country as he scored their first ever goal in a major finals to beat Romania 1-0 – and now they face an agonising wait to see if it is enough to clinch a place in the last 16.
The result means Albania finish third in Group A, ahead of Romania who go home.

England to rest Wayne Rooney against Slovakia as Roy Hodgson gambles with six changes for Euro 2016 Group B decider

Roy Hodgson is ready to take a huge Euro 2016 gamble by resting captain Wayne Rooney for Monday night’s clash against Slovakia.
The England manager is contemplating making six changes to the team that started Thursday’s win over Wales for the final Group B clash. Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are all set to be left out despite England having to win to guarantee finishing top of the group.

Formula one:

Nico Rosberg clinches European Grand Prix win in Baku to extend Formula One championship lead as his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton is hindered by team radio ban

Nico Rosberg dominated the European Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton struggled to fifth place.
Rosberg led from the first corner and drove off into the distance as Hamilton struggled to make up ground in the inaugural race in Azerbaijan.
The world champion started 10th and was hampered by a problem with an engine setting during the race.
The world champion dropped to 24 points adrift of Rosberg in the championship as a result.

NBA: Finals

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Cleveland Cavaliers 93-89 Golden State
LeBron James and the Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, giving Cleveland a title again at long last.
James delivered on a promise from two years ago to bring a championship to his native northeast Ohio and he and the Cavs became the first team to rally from a 3-1 finals deficit by beating the defending champion Golden State Warriors 93-89 on Sunday night to end a 52-year major sports championship drought in Cleveland.
Almost single-handedly, James carried the Cavs back into this series and finished with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as the Cavs captured their first championship in franchise history and gave their city its first major sports winner since the Browns won the NFL title in 1964.
 

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