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Rafael Nadal wins record 10th title

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A dejected Nadal suffered a stunning loss against Robin Soderling at the French Open . Prior to his straight-sets victory over Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's final at Roland Garros , Nadal had not tasted glory on the biggest stage since his 2014 triumph in Paris . Read More »

McIlroy hits it all over the place at US Open

Matsuyama is part of the group at 5 under (that also includes Open rookies Si Woo Kim, Xander Schauffele and amateur Cameron Champ ) and had a simple explanation why: "The biggest difference was I putted very well today". He's back at 1 under as he finishes his round on the front nine. He's playing the Travelers Championship next week, then , after a week off, heads to the Irish Open, the Scottish Open and The Open in consecutive weeks. Read More »

E. coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

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Open: Of the top 18 players on the board, not a single one, including Fowler, has ever won a major. Paul Casey took five shots from behind the green and made a triple bogey. The U.S. Open isn't known as golf's toughest test for nothing. "I think at the end of the day, it's competitive rounds and get the card in my hand", McIlroy said. Read More »

Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead

Golf architecture is subjective, but the one adjective heard on the grounds this week by this field of golfers about Erin Hills is that it is "fun" to play. Yes, the fescue grass here on this former cattle farm is bright and healthy, a stark contrast to the browned-out fescue Chambers Bay showed the world when it hosted the 2015 U.S. Read More »

'One of those days' as McIlroy finds trouble in Erin Hills rough

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It was super soft at Congressional in 2011 when McIlroy set the 54-hole record (199) and 72-hole record (268) in an eight-shot victory. Johnson was hitting it so well that he appeared to be safe even when he was on the cut line. "But I think definitely getting a lot speedier, a lot faster". The greens remained receptive on Friday, but began to firm up later in the day. "I missed a lot of really good opportunities". Read More »

Top 3 miss US Open cut, leaving 4-way tie for lead

Open. American Xander Schauffele and England's Paul Casey finished the day one stroke back from the world number nine Fowler at 6-under after opening rounds of 66. A day after Rickie Fowler's seven-under opening round, that same score is still leading, but it's shared by four players , not including Fowler, who shot a one-over 73 to sit one back. Read More »

Matsuyama (65) bounces back, contending for first major

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I've never done this before, I've never played a US Open, so it will be a very cool experience. Jon Rahm. Justin Rose. Willett, who pulled out before the start of his second round, was heading towards the Erin Hills exit anyway after slumping to an opening round nine-over 81. Read More »

Bryce Harper hits hard home run, propels Nationals over Mets

Cincinnati's Tim Adelman allowed a homer to Joc Pederson and gave up two runs and five hits. Matt Wieters signaled for another fastball, and the reigning NL Cy Young Award victor shook him off. "Sometimes the stats are wrong", he said. "It's a cool accomplishment", Scherzer said. "You've got to be on your game every single game and your pitches have to be sharp every single time". Read More »

Fans line up early for Warriors celebration

I do get and believe that players are free to go to any team for money or title. A 67-win season followed by a record 15-0 start to the playoffs, dropping game four in Cleveland to miss being the first unbeaten playoff champion. Ronnie Reyes is the name of the man who brought the sacred artefact to Klay's hands that day, and he's been more than proud to show off his treasure on Twitter, we have a feeling he won't be looking to sell anytime soon. Read More »

The mighty Casey strikes out on 14th

Westwood's 69 was just the third time the former world number one has broken 70 in the first round of the US Open , with his lowest score of 67 coming a year ago. "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did", Johnson said. The world's third-ranked player was working on the driving range at Erin Hills until almost 8 p.m local time, and he's clearly not going to go down without a fight. Read More »

Dustin Johnson is back to work after Paulina Gretzky has baby

The game feels like it's in really good shape. The USGA shut down the driving range, moved people indoors, and called it a day with an early Thursday start to the real action coming. Open, but was prepared to leave if the baby arrived, much like Phil Mickelson at the 1999 edition of this event. But the drive wasn't the only club that got a workout, as it appeared DJ went through the bag getting some reps with multiple sticks. Read More »

Ronaldo wants to leave Spain?

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Real's all-time leading scorer, the newspaper said , no longer wanted to play in Spain . Madrid's state prosecutor alleged he used an off-shore company to hide a portion of his income from the tax office. Marca say Real is willing to sell - but at a price. During that time, they have won the Champions League three times and La Liga twice. And he is as valuable off the pitch as his goals are on it. Read More »

Steve Kerr trolls LeBron James at Warriors' championship parade

The move comes after Green actually showed restraint following Game 5. "The Q, that's what those guys" arena is called. Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and Instagram . This fashion selection tickled the internet - until James weighed in with an Instagram caption to keep the petty battle going. It didn't bother me, but let's just be clear. Read More »

Murray Downs Nishikori to set up Wawrinka Showdown

She will next face fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina , who rallied to beat Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen . "I've come a long way the last 10 days or so", said Murray , who registered his 650th tour-level match win. Read More »

Draymond Green cracks LeBron James bald joke on Instagram

And in "96, when Jordan was retired, the Rockets joined Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler all on the same team". Golden State's Draymond Green and Cleveland's LeBron James have spent the last two days entertaining National Basketball Association fans with scintillating exchanges via social media, at a parade and now on a podcast. Read More »

Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

Open on Friday, surviving a hair-raising trip that included a gut-wrenching triple-bogey and a thrilling run of five straight birdies. Newly branded as the "ultimate test in golf", the U.S. With the British Open about five weeks away, McIlroy will have plenty of time to get back on track before the third major of the year. Casey looked like he was en route to becoming another statistic buried and forgotten, deep inside in the U.S. Read More »

Zaheer Abbas urges Pakistan to take revenge against India

Pakistan then held their nerve to beat Sri Lanka in what was a virtual quarter-final in Cardiff on Monday. Obviously we'll have to plan a bit according to that, but I don't know there's much that we need to change as a team. "I'm incredibly proud of how we pulled ourselves off the canvas". These matchups have traditionally been a contest between India batting and Pakistan bowling. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki

Ostapenko incredibly recovered from losing her first five games to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. "Her shots are hard to read, so you don't really feel comfortable at any point in the match", said the Dane. The 27-year-old Bacsinszky on Tuesday defeated Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 49 minutes in a quarter final match, reports Efe. Read More »

McDonald's ends Olympic sponsorship deal 3 years early

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The deal is thought to be around US$100 million for each four-year Olympic cycle which covers the Summer and Winter Games. McDonald's has abruptly ended its 40-plus year sponsorship of the Olympics , calling time on one of the oldest partnerships in sport. Read More »

Warriors Green makes fun of Cavaliers

Last year, James wore an "Ultimate Warrior" T-shirt to the Cavaliers' victory parade after he famously led Cleveland back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Golden State in the Finals. But it's rather obvious both teams are having fun with it. You can nitpick specifics of some of these examples, but there's no denying the overarching premise: For decades, National Basketball Association franchises have attempted to stack the better their title odds by adding as many stars as they could find. Read More »

Wild have a plan going into NHL Expansion Draft

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The biggest cheers were reserved for Conn Smythe Trophy victor Sidney Crosby and two players who could be departing, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and 40-year-old Matt Cullen, who is contemplating retirement. A clue to why he is so highly regarded in hockey circles comes from the fact he served as captain 10 times in the past 16 years, dating back to his junior career. Read More »

Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

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Rafael Nadal once again justified his "King of Clay" tag by bagging an incredible tenth French Open title on Sunday at the expense of Stan Wawrinka who had no answer to the Spaniard's thumping groundstrokes and overall play. Instead of his usual style, Wawrinka's unforced error count climbed into the double figures by the fourth game, where Nadal's stood at just 12 for the entire match. Read More »

Happy with the long-term contract at Real Madrid, says Gareth Bale

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Thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and goals from Casemiro and Marco Asensio , Los Galacticos succeeded in winning their 12th Champions League title. Juventus then wilted and finished with 10 men after Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the 84th minute - 18 minutes after coming on as a substitute - following a second booking for the mildest of pushes on defender Sergio Ramos , whose theatrics left a sour taste on an otherwise uplifting occasion. Read More »

FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia

The game will take place in November or March, the report said. Even though several of their biggest stars will be staying home, Germany still have the best chance of winning the Confederations Cup when it begins in Russian Federation on Saturday. Read More »

Twitter is Roasting LeBron James For His Post-Game 'Super Team' Comment

To win his first championship, Durant had to go through the game's greatest player in Cavaliers forward LeBron James , whom he defended for most of the five games. Kevin's journey, our team embraced him. " Some teams wouldn't embrace a guy who came into a situation like ours". An unprecedented third straight Finals clash between the Warriors and Cavaliers was hyped as the ultimate championship rubber match and expected to be the antidote for a postseason that had little in the ... Read More »

McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open

Rory McIlroy signed for a 78 after joking that anyone who couldn't hit such wide fairways should pack their bags and go home . Jason Day has given himself the green light to go on a birdie blitz on day two of the US Open after his second-worst score at the majors. Read More »

US Open golf at Erin Hills

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Erin Hills played like a pushover for a U.S. Open . Fowler started brightly and moved from his starting seven under to nine under at one stage of his second round, while fellow Ryder Cup star Koepka also managed to get to nine under par. Read More »

Celtics, 76ers reportedly in talks for top pick

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The likely No. 1 pick sitting on a auto previously owned by Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach certainly seems a little too convenient with the draft just around the corner. It's believed he is the most talented and "NBA-ready" of all the available prospects, although there have been some who contend that Lonzo Ball could be a smart pick as well if teams can handle his outspoken and sometimes meddlesome father. Read More »

Trump to Cuba: Return woman convicted in trooper's murder

Mr. Trump is also calling for the legalization of all political parties, and free and internationally supervised elections. The U.S. Embassy in Havana, which reopened in August 2015, will remain as a full-fledged diplomatic outpost, though likely without an ambassador. Read More »

Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open

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He spent all day in the knee-high fescue and shot 78, his worst U.S. Open score. He made an 8 on the par-5 14 hole and was 4 over after six holes, but a string of five straight birdies, starting at No. Open that are stress-free", Fowler said. Should we assume DJ, Bubba, and Jason Day must've necked theirs a little when the USGA was watching? The last major he played in was the 2015 PGA Championship. Read More »

CT17: India reaches the final for the 4th time

Speaking after the match Jadhav said: "Actually, when I looked at the wicket, it was pretty flat". When you're hitting the short ball well, you know you're hitting well. "And, I feel India has been more consistent in this regard", Raju concluded. In fact, Kohli admitted that it was Dhoni, who suggested that Jadhav be brought as the Bangladeshi batsmen were playing other spinners comfortably. Read More »

Malik Monk's skill, personality a "perfect fit" for Sixers

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Due to the Sixers' weak perimeter offense, don't be surprised if they trade down from three to add Monk at a more ideal spot in the lottery. With Malik, what people have talked to me about, the teams: 'We didn't realize he was as good in pick-and-rolls as he is.' I laughed and said, 'They said the same thing about Eric Bledsoe.' Both of those guys played with guys that were truer point guards than they were (Bledsoe with John Wall, Monk with Fox), even though they both play the position. Read More »