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Paul Casey part of 4-way tie atop US Open

It was day of sizzling drama on the links-style layout that featured stunning birdie runs and spectacular collapses - some like Casey coming on the same scorecard. Paul Casey is looking to recover from another triple bogey. He two-putted for birdie, and he rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th. "If I say it's right, he'll hit it", said the towering Finnis, who is 10 years Fleetwood's senior. Read More »

Justin Thomas breaks record, but Brian Harman leads at US Open


Johnny Miller shot 63 at the 1973 US Open but it was at the par-71 Oakmont, with this week's venue Erin Hills being a par-72. It's a crowded field at the top on Saturday at the 2017 U.S. I knew going into it that it was either going to go in or be close to going in. "On Friday it was the opposite". South Korea's Kim Si-Woo and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama were among five players on five under which also included amateur Cameron Champ. Read More »

Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 at US Open

The 33-year-old Australian bagged three birdies during his opening nine holes and sits just one shot back of the lead at Erin Hills in Wisconsin as he enters the back nine. "Obviously, today I definitely had something to show for it". It took a hard turn to the right and rolled in. Casey recovered from his triple bogey 24 hours earlier with a spectacular run of five straight birdies. Read More »

Man United told top Premier League midfielder will cost £50m

After falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho , Smalling made only 36 appearances in all competitions last season, 20 less than the season prior, and as a result the 27-year-old is reportedly prepared to take his football elsewhere. It's claimed that, having missed out on Hull's Harry Maguire to Leicester, Mauricio Pochettino is now pursuing other centre backs, with Smalling believed to be available after Lindelof's arrival. Read More »

India favoured to beat Pakistan in final


I remember playing Pakistan in the finals of T20 World Cup in 2007 and ended up scoring highest runs for India . But Kohli was adamant that he valued the all-round balance Pandya offers and suggested that, if India continued to invest in him, they would be rewarded with "a match-winning performance" in a "crisis". Read More »

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

Most people chose the option to keep seven forwards , three defencemen and one goalie (as opposed to eight skaters and one goalie), so the results will be framed in the 7-3-1 format. Commissioner Gary Bettman suggested recently that the upper limit might remain at or close to last year's mark of $73 million. We'll find out exactly who made side deals with Golden Knights GM George McPhee prior to next week's expansion draft. Read More »

Kohli impressed by Pakistan turnaround


India have named a strong 15-man squad for the five-match One-Day International series against West Indies bowling off in Trinidad and Tobago next week. Pakistan opener Azhar Ali says his side's group stage thrashing at the hands of fierce rivals India will hold them in good stead for the return bout in Sunday's Champions Trophy final in London . Read More »

India bowl against Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

Pakistan , on the other hand, have also lived up to their "unpredictable" standards, with their comprehensive wins over South Africa and Sri Lanka after the first game debacle against Kohli and Co. So what we've produced after that doesn't come as any surprise because that's how we trained, and that's what we worked at. Stemming from the partition of British India into India and Pakistan 70 years ago that left one million dead, the neighbours certainly do not have a friendly rivalry. Read More »

Brian Harman sits atop a crowded US Open leaderboard after third round

By the end of the day, that wasn't even the most shocking number. Harman, who shared a four-way lead overnight, sat alone atop the leaderboard at 12-under 204 after a third-round 67. "Guess what? We get to go home today because Daddy played poorly", Day said to his son, Dash, before walking over to sign autographs. There were five players in double digits Saturday at Erin Hills . Read More »

Ronaldo's tax case may force his exit from Real


CRISTIANO Ronaldo wants to quit Real Madrid , according to reports in his native Portugal, Spain and the UK. Former Real president Ramon Calderon told The Sun that Ronaldo loved United and Madrid may just have to let him go. Ronaldo's future in Spain is under significant doubt after a series of events unfolded this past week. The 32-year-old has reportedly told Real that his decision to leave is final with two clubs interested. Read More »

Justin Thomas breaking records at US Open


Open . It's still a U.S. Open. Thomas, decked out in shocking fluorescent pink trousers, produced a no less electric performance signing for nine-under 63 to equal the lowest numerical score in a major and the best ever in the 117-year history of the U.S. Read More »

Brian Harman holds one-shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood at US Open


Fowler leads by one shot from England's Paul Casey and lowly-ranked American Xander Schauffele. A three-time victor on the PGA Tour this season, Thomas also joined the exclusive "59" club by breaking 60 at the Sony Open , but he may have saved his best for Father's Day weekend and his quest for his first major crown. Read More »

FIFA Confederation Cup: All eyes on Russian Federation


On Saturday, Russia marched on toward hosting football's biggest party when the rehearsal tournament, the Confederations Cup, kicked off in the $750 million new stadium in Putin's native St. FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said Russia's readiness had "surpassed expectations". What is the Confederations Cup? "Obviously in the first game of the tournament we wanted to get a better result than we did", New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson said. Read More »

Andy Murray 'wants to keep going' after reaching French Open semi-finals


It was just today it was unusual how it came about. "I have to dictate as many points as I can", Murray said. "So I'm sure it's going be tough one, but I will try to enjoy it and try to win the match". 28 seed Caroline Garcia knocked out fellow Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-4 to set up a matchup with second-seed Karolina Pliskova. - The 32-year-old Swiss reached the last eight without dropping a set. Read More »

World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title

It was in 2012-13 when India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series when Pakistan came to India and played a three one-day match and two T-20 match series. they've been really special". As well as Kohli, their top order boasts the likes of dynamic opening pair of Rohit Sharma , fresh from a hundred in a nine-wicket semi-final rout of Bangladesh, and Shikhar Dhawan . Read More »

Scotland 2-2 England: Three Lions stars rated and slated


The Celtic player curled 25-yard free-kicks into either corner of Joe Hart's net within three minutes, the second in the final minute of the 90. However, Kane soon cushioned a volley home following Raheem Sterling's deep cross. It was one of the most emotional games in my managerial career. "You can't get too disappointed about it", said the goalkeeper. "They were heavyweight boxers, we were middleweight". Read More »

Rory McIlroy has ideal response for Steve Elkington

Of course, Elkington couldn't let it go and tweeted the following. Elkington got roasted by the far more accomplished McIlroy . Elkington then replied that he knew McIlroy was a "money guy" and that Jack Nicklaus won 18 major titles and never spoke about money. Read More »

No drama this time: DJ bids an early farewell at US Open

If Johnson was to repeat the feat he achieved at Oakmont, he'll be the first since Curtis Strange who did so last in 1989.Since returning from his injury at The Masters, he's managed a run of T2, T12, T13 and he missed the cut at The Memorial. Read More »

GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names


The wife of the Alexandria, Virginia, gunman said she's shocked about the attack and had no idea what her husband was planning. Scalise remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon, and although doctors say his condition has improved some over the last 36 hours, he will require further surgeries, time in the hospital and rehabilitation. Read More »

Coach: Pakistan mindset better for CT final after India loss

If India keeps playing like this then Pakistan have no chance of winning", said a cricket enthusiast from Delhi. So all the very best to Indian Cricket Team . "We've got nothing to lose - the pressure is more on them", the Dawn quoted Azhar as saying. Heading into the semi-final clash against a Bangladesh side who were hoping to repeat their giant-killing heroics against New Zealand, India barely had to break a sweat as they sealed a convincing victory with nine wickets in hand. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India, Pak gear up for 'mother of all finals'


The cricket fans, not only from India and Pakistan , but across the globe had marked their calendar for June 4 when the two arch-rivals met each other for the first time since T20 World Cup in 2016. "As I said last time , it's just another game of cricket". The excitement among the fans and advertisers for the mouthwatering clash is at an all-time high, fans from both the nations hoping their team prevails and make their nation proud while it's a jackpot for advertisers who are ... Read More »

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert out of Samoa clash with shoulder ligament damage


Their defense was generally sound, though winger Cooper Vuna and scrumhalf Sonatane Takulua made risky breaks for Tonga in the second half. It was a match highlighted by bone-jarring tackles as Wales took a battering from a determined Tonga side on their way to maintaining their unbeaten record against the Pacific islanders after eight Tests. Read More »

Pierce backs fearless Latvian to outlast Timea

Approaching unsafe weather prompted chair umpire Carlos Ramos to suspend play after 20 minutes with Bacsinszky serving at 4-3, love-15. "I think it's pretty cool, though". I still had some opportunities here and there but didn't make it. "I lost it sometimes but I found my game". First set Bacsinszky took through the break in the ninth game and in the second game bounced back from the account 1:3 and finished off Mladenovic in the tenth game. Read More »

Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians

Puig tallied two hits on Tuesday in the Dodgers' 7-5 win over the Indians . Andrew Miller hadn't given up a home run this season prior to this week. Dodgers: 1B Adrian Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with lower back discomfort. He was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in five starts for Los Angeles. Read More »

Champions Trophy final: Players look within before big game

The coach was all praise for captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and said that "he is fantastic, positive and has an attacking mindset". Kohli insist the Pakistan side who broke England's hearts in a crushing semi-final victory are more unsafe than the team India beat at Edgbaston in the group stage. Read More »

Sarfaraz vows to play 'attacking cricket' in clash against India

Pakistan will summon up the spirit of Imran Khan's "cornered tigers" as they attempt to complete their remarkable Champions Trophy journey by upsetting India in what could be the most watched cricket match of all time. We have practiced the same way as we started the day we came here. There was no over excitement. "I'm sure all the players will come out and give their 120 percent", he said. Read More »

Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup

Hosts Russia kick off the Confederations Cup against New Zealand in St Petersburg today, targeting victory in their opening match to set the tone for a successful tournament. "Full of optimism": They salvaged an impressive 3-3 draw with Belgium, but that followed a 2-0 home defeat to Ivory Coast - Russia's first loss to an African team - and a humiliating 2-1 defeat to Qatar. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: India-Pakistan clash bigger than Ashes: Irfan Pathan

If India manage to clinch the victory at the Oval today, they will become the first team to win the Trophy three times and join Australia as the second team to defend the title. Pakistan lost to West Indies in the 1983 semifinals when India won the World Cup. "You know, connecting to yourselves within, taking a bit more time to do stuff which you don't normally get to do and stay away from everything". Read More »

No pressure on us ahead of ICC CT final: Virat Kohli


Regardless of who you play in the finals, it's always going to be challenging because once you start thinking that it's a big game, then your mindset changes", added Kohli. As well as Kohli, their batting line-up boasts the likes of dynamic opening pair of Rohit Sharma , fresh from a hundred against Bangladesh , and Shikhar Dhawan with Yuvraj Singh, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya to come in if needed. Read More »

Fleetwood pictures changed life with Open win


He spent all day in the knee-high fescue and shot 78, his worst U.S. Open score. That belongs to Brian Harman at 12-under, the leftie who's been the most consistent competitor this weekend. By the end of a wild and wide-open Saturday, five players were double digits under par. Before he arrived on Friday, Kubly followed the action from afar, praising Rickie Fowler's course-record 65 that had him at the top of the leaderboard on the first day. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez refuses to be blackmailed


A source claims the "outraged" Portugal global "feels great indignation" with all the speculation about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and
has made a decision to leave Spain. "I am leaving Real Madrid ". The Parisians have a transfer kitty of £192m at their disposal this summer, and with highly regarded Antero Henrique now in the sporting director's role, a move could be plausible. Read More »

Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Russian national football team defeated New Zealand team with the score 2:0 on Saturday at the opening match of the FIFA Confederations cup in St. "We can play much better and perform much more skilled football than we showed today and we made too many mistakes". Russian Federation were on the front foot early and had two chances cleared off the line in the opening 10 minutes. Read More »

Champions Trophy: London all set to host Pakistan-India mega final

These things though will not count for much in an India versus Pakistan match. And that's why, the 28-year-old India skipper said he was hoping for a very well contested Champions trophy final . A lone loss to Sri Lanka apart, India have been in commanding form. R. Ashwin had taping on his knee in training and although the injury did not appear serious, Kohli has Umesh Yadav , who took three for 30 against Pakistan in the opener, to call on. Read More »