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Blimp appears to crash at US Open

The advertising blimp was being used at the U.S. Open, sheriff's officials said. "But, listen, we're prepared - you never know what's going to happen with Mother Nature". "To me, this is the validation of a career". Dustin Johnson is on the course at Erin Hills to start the defense of his U.S. Open title. After five years of operating earth-moving equipment he struck out on his own. Read More »

Barack Obama texted Kevin Durant after NBA Finals win, praised his defense

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Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them previous year, squandering a 3-1 series lead. On the way to his first NBA Championship , Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting, including a five-of-eight showing from three-point range, to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and one steal. Read More »

Red Sox at Phillies

The 2012 third-rounder has pitched to a pristine 1.33 ERA with 20 strikeouts against 11 walks through 27 innings between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket this season. After two strong innings, Johnson lost a lot of velocity on his pitches, leading to the Phillies' only offensive outburst of the game in the third inning. Read More »

Johnson on course, opens with a par

We can quote Bobby Jones on them all. Erin Hills is a new course and how it plays will be one of the most interesting parts of the week. No one can guess what will happen here because nothing has ever happened here. Only the longest, most accurate drivers will contend here this week, he said. Dustin Johnson found the fescue at Erin Hills. "It's just a very, very hard tournament to win", the 32-year-old said, noting the US Open challenge and the reputation of this year's venue. Read More »

Stanley Cup champion Penguins greet raving fans

And judging from signs and chants from the crowd, this championship was sweetened by the adversity the team overcame. They arrived at 2:30 a.m. but were greeted by other fans who arrived Tuesday night. Karla Donahue, 60, said the couple never misses a game. An estimated 650,000 supporters lined the streets for the victory parade . "If we're somewhere else, it's on the radio", she said. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 5, win NBA title

After defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers for the championship is Donald Trump next on their deny list? The Warriors won 129-120 to. The Warriors , who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them a year ago after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 16-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. Read More »

Murray hopeful as he powers into French Open semi-finals

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Despite the dropped first set, Nishikori ran together three straight sets to take down Verdasco , becoming the third man in the Open Era to win a Round of 16 match after losing the opening set 6-0. I think it was a tough match, tough conditions, quite windy, a lot of tension, because we know each other so well. Wawrinka, the reigning US Open champion, took his record over Croatian seventh seed Cilic to 12-2 with an eighth successive win over the 28-year-old. Read More »

Warriors owner willing to do 'whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry

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The $600 clue in the category "Sporting Life" subtly roasted Durant for his 2016 decision to ditch the Thunder and join the Warriors , the very team that had just beaten him in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. That would be his mom, Wanda Durant , who he proclaimed was the "real MVP" immediately after winning the award of regular season MVP in 2014. "I think I answered that I wouldn't go". Read More »

Big hitters will rule Erin Hills, says Leonard

Mickelson has had six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open. Adding to the unpredictability is the venue Erin Hills , a sprawling links style layout nestled in the bucolic Wisconsin countryside, that will be making its major debut. Asked who was best placed to keep that streak alive, Leonard nominated world number nine Rickie Fowler. 18-1 Justin Rose: The 2013 U.S. Open champ finished second to Garcia at the Masters , seems ready to make another 2017 major push. Read More »

Democrats pray on baseball field after shooting

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Rooney said the Republican team has used the same field for practice for several years. Duncan described to reporters his brief conversation with the individual. "My colleagues were targeted today by somebody that wanted to kill us". James T. Hodgkinson of IL, 66, was detained as the accused shooter, but died late Wednesday morning. Read More »

Davies fit as O'Mahony takes on Lions captaincy

Peter O'Mahony will captain the British & Irish Lions against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday in Rotorua . New Zealand have won all six of their previous matches against the Pacific islanders, who have in the past proved stubborn to break down before the All Blacks cranked up the pressure to run away with five of the six games. Read More »

Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin

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Looking to free up a protection spot ahead of next week's expansion draft, the Colorado Avalanche have chose to buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin . The buyout will cost Colorado $1.5 million in actual salary per season over each of the next two years, but the move doesn't clear up any space for the time being. Read More »

Relive Penguins' five Stanley Cup-clinching games with Mike Lange's calls

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So even before Sunday night's controversial 2-0 Game 6 victory over the Predators clinched the fifth title in Penguins franchise history, and even before Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for the second consecutive year, his status as the best player of his generation and someone on track to be one of the best ever was pretty indisputable. Read More »

Pakistan crush England to storm into final

In marked contrast to their nail-biting chase in a three-wicket, virtual quarter-final, win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday, Pakistan then cruised to a total of 215 for two with a mammoth 77 balls to spare. England collapse was not a quickfire horror show of old but rather a slow suffocation that from 128 for two in the 28th over saw them lose eight for 83. Read More »

Former Stillwater hockey coach Phil Housley named coach of NHL's Buffalo Sabres

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That his lack of head coaching experience should have been no more a hindrance to his hiring than new GM Jason Botterill. He also had a connection to Botterill from their playing days. With a 33-37-12 record, Buffalo finished last in the Atlantic Division, 26th overall, and with two fewer wins than last season. Housley also has worldwide experience, coaching the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of $16M Tax Fraud in Spain

The statement, released via his representatives, was in response to a tax fraud lawsuit being filed against the 32-year-old Real Madrid star on Tuesday. Allegedly, the hunky Ronaldo used a shell company located in the Virgin Islands to "create a screen in order to hide his total income from Spain's Tax Office". Read More »

Champions Trophy semifinal: India elect to field against Bangladesh

They want to win a lot at this stage. By the look of things, Bangladesh are fighting losing battles in both fronts. They now reached a semi-final of Champions Trophy 2017. "The turnaround has been magnificent", Kohli said. 8 Three-wicket hauls by Hasan in 20 ODIs, including three in his last three games - 3 for 24 against South Africa , 3 for 43 against Sri Lanka and 3 for 35 in this match . Read More »

Canadiens acquire Drouin from Lightning for Sergachev

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Sergachev was the ninth overall pick previous year. Andrej Sustr is a pending restricted free agent and Luke Witkowski has the option to walk as an unrestricted free agent this summer, so the addition of Sergachev could render at least one of those guys expendable. Read More »

Draymond Green trolls LeBron James with 'Quickie' shirt

Draymond's "Quickie" t-shirt, a reference to the Cavs' Quicken Loans Arena and how quickly the Warriors were able to dethrone the Cavs in the NBA Finals this year, didn't go unnoticed by LeBron. "Well, the Q - that's what those guys" arena's called", Green told CSN Bay Area's Ros Gold-Onwude . I had this one idea for a shirt, and I waited too long to try to get somebody to draw it up. Read More »

Where things stand and what comes next — Travel ban

Hawaii points to comments President Donald Trump made last week on Twitter to underscore its argument that the policy is a "thinly veiled Muslim ban". Trump signed his first executive order on travel a week after he took office in January. In response, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Monday that they are reviewing the court's opinion. Read More »

WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 15th day

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Nadal, who has now closed back to within three of Federer's all-time record with a 15th slam title, said in halting French: "It's truly unbelievable". The high forehand to a one-hander's backhand, the shot that has been Roger Federer's nemesis, was working just as well against his compatriot. Wawrinka suffered his first defeat in four Slam finals and simply conceded he was no match for Nadal. Read More »

Canadian Formula One Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44), of Britain, takes the checkered flag to win the Canadian Grand Prix auto race, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Montreal . "For Baku I am comforted", he said, "because we could have had a better result here". Hamilton was seventh in Monaco in the last race, his lowest finish this year and his second time missing the podium in six races. Read More »

England Manager Gareth Southgate Says Raphael Varane Red Was Right Call

Kane is the first Tottenham player to score two goals in a match for England since Jermain Defoe against San Marino in March 2013. But France quickly found their footing, and Olivier Giroud's frustration was visible after an offside call saw his superb acrobatic goal cancelled out, before Dembele somehow directed wide after bursting through to latch onto a pass from Kylian Mbappe . Read More »

Spirited Pakistan rewrite history books to reach Champions Trophy final

It was Sarfraz's second impressive innings at Cardiff after the wicket-keeper's 90 on the same ground a year ago saw Pakistan chase down a target of 303 against England in a four-wicket win that prevented an ODI series whitewash. "I don't think we were simply used to it". Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates victory after they won the ICC Champions Trophy semifinal cricket match between England and Pakistan at The Cardiff Stadium in Cardiff , Wales, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 . Read More »

Celtic on verge of Hayes deal

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The transfer will see Ryan Christie move to Aberdeen on a season-long loan. Hayes scored against the Parkhead side in the William Hill Scottish Cup final - which Celtic win with a last minute Tom Rogic goal to complete the Treble - and it is believed he will curtail a family holiday to return to Glasgow for a medical. Read More »

Phil Mickelson withdraws from US Open

He is replaced in the field by Roberto Diaz , who was the first remaining alternate off the U.S. Mickelson's long-time caddie, Jim "Bones" Mackay, had been mapping the first-time venue just in case his boss got a shot at the U.S.Open, which is the only major the left hander has not won. Read More »

Hector Bellerin wants Barcelona transfer, confirms Spain teammate Denis Suarez

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Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has revealed that Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is interested in returning to Camp Nou this summer. The 22-year-old has since flourished into one of European football's most exciting young full-backs and last November, he signed a new six-year deal at the Emirates, worth a reported £100,000-a-week. Read More »

Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman: I did not request a trade

The future of Sherman with Seattle become uncertain after John Schneider the general manager of the team acknowledged last March the club had discussions with other clubs about a trade involving Sherman. Sherman called the relationship fantastic, that being teammates was like being a family. "You watch the people that really watch football, it's middle America and the people that buy tickets to the game aren't really African-American people, and for him to bring that into that crowd was one ... Read More »

Vikings pick Randy Moss, Ahmad Rashad for Ring of Honour

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Bank Stadium", reads the Vikings' official statement regarding the matter. Two of the names that rise to the top of that list are Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad, and now both of those men have been selected for induction into the Vikings Ring of Honor. Read More »

Interesting records of Pakistan vs England Champions Trophy semi-final

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Ali took 15 balls to get off the mark but fellow opener Fakhar Zaman was far more dynamic, hitting three fours in as many balls off the unorthodox Malinga. "Yes, there is a little bit of concern about the middle order batting, but we will sort out the problems". Roy did not bat in the nets, suggesting his Champions Trophy is over despite England being comfortable winners in their games - an eight wicket win over Bangladesh , 87 run victory over New Zealand and Duckworth-Lewis 40-run ... Read More »

Warriors put away Cavs, claim second title in three years

After coming out to a flawless 15-0 in post season, the Warriors dropped game 4 in Cleveland against the Cavaliers and finished off the series Monday night in Oakland with a 129-120 win. "Today is all about celebrating our championship". Kerr, who has visited the White House both as a championship player and coach, has also criticized Trump and his qualifications to be president. Read More »

England ODI captain Eoin Morgan: 'We failed to adapt, Pakistan were better'

After barely qualifying for the Champions Trophy, Pakistan have defied all odds to reach the final. Sarfraz Ahmed leads his players on a victory lap, England v Pakistan, Champions Trophy, 1st semi-final, Cardiff . One of the biggest reasons for this splendid turnaround for Pakistan has been the performance of Hasan Ali, the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, and Fakhar Zaman. Read More »