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Brooks Koepka wins US Open, ties Rory McIlroy's scoring mark


Steve Stricker walks down the first hole during the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. on Sunday, June 18, 2017. But he's proven for a long time how good he is. Fleetwood praised the victor. I would have liked to have played like that. Overall, it was a closing 5-under 67 for Koepka. This was Koepka's fifth U.S. Read More »

Murray to face Thompson at Queen's after Bedene withdrawal

Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis stunned last year's runner-up Milos Raonic to reach the second round of the Aegon Championships. Murray had lost only one match on grass since the summer of 2014 - to Roger Federer in the 2015 Wimbledon semi-finals - but looked uncomfortable on the slick surface as the errors flowed from his racket, especially off the forehand. Read More »

Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

But the centre-half was playing a predictably straight bat when quizzed on the issue ahead of Portugal's Confederations Cup clash with Russian Federation in Moscow. It took about 30 seconds for the decision to be announced. Video reviews led to uncertainty and confusion but ultimately correct decisions as football came to grips with the technology being tested for the first time at a major global tournament. Read More »

Formula One all set for triple-header as FIA approves 2018 calendar

The French Grand Prix returns to the Formula One calendar in 2018 after a decade-long absence at Le Castellet's Paul Ricard circuit near Marseille , motorsport's governing body the FIA confirmed today. Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps and Italy's Monza are also back-to-back races, in late August and early September, with Singapore - Asia's glittering floodlit night race - a stand-alone on Sept 16. Read More »

Desert ice: NHL awards, expansion draft colliding in Vegas


Shortly after protected lists were released Sunday morning, GMs began calling McPhee to try to poach available players from other teams. The Vegas Golden Knights are in a much better position to succeed right away than their predecessors, thanks to a combination of things that weren't factors when the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets made their National Hockey League debuts during the 2000-01 campaign. Read More »

Salzburg and RB Leipzig both admitted into Champions League


RB Leipzig and their sister club Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg both qualified for the Champions League but as per UEFA regulations two clubs owned by a single individual or company can not compete at the same time. "The fact that we managed to qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League is fantastic for our club". The Guinea midfielder was outstanding last season and ran the show from midfield on numerous occasions. Read More »

De Villiers sees England T20s as chance of redemption


A 2-1 scoreline is anticipated by the odds-setters at Bet365 - a reflection, perhaps, of the uncharted waters that so numerous players are about to enter. While Morgan would not be drawn on which of his new talent would start the opener, he revealed the quintet will all be given their debuts over the course of the three matches. Read More »

Pakistan a serious contender for 2019 World Cup, feels Afridi


In response, India stuttered early in the chase after Mohammad Amir struck thrice in the first powerplay after which they failed to recover and succumbed to a 180-run defeat despite a blistering 76 from Hardik Pandya. In the latest rankings released yesterday by cricket's world governing body, Pakistan gained four points to jump from eighth to sixth on 95 points , now ahead of seventh placed Bangladesh on 94 and Sri Lanka , who have slipped to eighth on 93 points . Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud


A statement released by Gestifute read , "Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today". Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English Premier League club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with Manchester United past year. Read More »

Do Celtic hold an advantage in the race for Tammy Abraham?


Swans manager Paul Clement previously worked with Abraham whilst he was on the coaching staff at Chelsea. "I know Paul has spoken to John and his agent", The Mirror quotes Jenkins as saying. Having smashed in 26 goals for The Robins, Abraham had hoped to figure in the plans of Blues boss Antonio Conte next term but with the imminent arrival of a new big-name striker, the youngster looks set to go out on-loan once again. Read More »

Confed Cup opens with flashy artistic performance

El Tri would find their last-gasp equalizer from the head of Hector Moreno to force Portugal to split points on the day. The midfield was among the strongest components on the Mexico team with players like Andres Guardado and Jonathan Dos Santos linking up the whole game for the Aztec side. Read More »

Spain court calls Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case

Mourinho failed to declare that income when he submitted his tax returns in the relevant years "with the intention of deriving unlawful benefit", the prosecutor alleges. In November 2016 MPs suggested there should be a probe into the Manchester United manager's tax affairs after allegations reported in the Sunday Times . Read More »

Lewis Hamilton eases to win at chaotic Canadian GP


Hamilton's third victory of the 2017 season after a performance to forget in Monaco saw him trim Sebastian Vettel's world championship lead to 12 points after his key title rival battled back to finish a hard day in fourth. With Hamilton extending his lead, the battle was on for podium places with Ricciardo holding firm in the end from the Force India cars of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, and latterly Vettel, who was left ruing his unfortunate coming together with Verstappen at the start. Read More »

Penguins cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup


Carl Hagelin would later add an empty netter, sealing back-to-back Stanley Cups for the first time since, well, the Penguins won back in 1991-92. Early in the second period, the Predators appeared to score a goal to put them up 1-0, but the goal was waived off. Read More »

Back to back champs: Penguins beat Predators 2-0 for Stanley Cup


Nick Bonino left the ice in the first period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after taking a P.K. Subban slapshot to the leg, but returned to play both the second and third periods. Faith Hill became the latest country music star to sing the national anthem in Music City, joining the likes of Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum. Read More »

Kings Reportedly Reject Deal for No. 2 Pick in NBA Draft


IN also has engaged in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers . What makes it a risk is the fact that George made it clear to the Pacers that his preference in 2018 will be signing with the Lakers . IN wil nearly certainly try to trade George before the season begins, and Magic Johnson should already be on the phone with Kevin Pritchard to try to acquire the All-Star. Read More »

Tottenham thwarted in bid to reduce size of Wembley pitch


The Premier League introduced rules two years ago to standardise pitches at 100m by 68m. However according to The Times a meeting of 20 Premier League chairmen informed the club that special provisions would not be given to them as they attempt to build on last season's second place finish which featured a record points tally of 86. Read More »

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

Billups has a strong relationship with Gilbert and Cavs coach Ty Lue. And they may need to placate James , who praised Griffin while seeming to take a swipe at Gilbert late Monday on Twitter . And what they have happens be one of the most underrated front offices in the entire league. Ever since he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2014, James has had his fingerprints over the majority of the moves the franchise has made. Read More »

Williamson 12th man in Trophy team

Pakistan did not put a foot wrong in London and dominated the the title match from the word go even after they lost the toss and put into bat. Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four and fast bowler Amir ripped out India's top three batsmen before the defending champions subsided to 158 all out. Read More »

Florentino Perez: 'Real Madrid would have liked to have had Lionel Messi'


The Spain worldwide has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford. "We are embarking on a new term after having experienced one of the best seasons in our history". Perez said the following on Mbappe: "I've seen very little of Mbappe, I know he's 18, a very good player, but for the moment he's a Monaco player". Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez denied receiving any interest parties for star striker Cristiano Ronaldo , who made a shock announcement last week that he wishes to leave the Spanish giants. Athletes must pay taxes on other income earned in Spain . When it comes to more local rivals United intend to beat Man City in the race to sign Nelson Semedo and have tabled a £30m bid for the Benfica right-back. Read More »

History as spaniard takes his 10th title


The world's rankings may have had Stan Wawrinka a notch ahead of Rafael Nadal , but the French Open at Roland Garros is the Spaniard's playground, and Nadal had little trouble winning his 10th championship on the famed clay court as fans chanted, "Rafa!" The win also propelled him above Pete Sampras to second spot in the all-time Grand Slam titles list with 15, behind great rival Roger Federer , who has 18. Read More »

Ostapenko receives best birthday gift with French Open semi-final win

The Czech said: "I don't want to be frustrated after this match, because I lost to somebody who is the best on clay right now at the time and in a semi-final at Roland Garros". The world number 47 is the first unseeded player to reach the final in Paris since Mima Jausovec in 1983. The third seed from Romania said: "I will play for two things: My first grand slam and number one in the world". Read More »

Lakers looking to add a third first-round pick

An unnamed general manager of another National Basketball Association team was quoted as saying: "I've picked Danny's brain for years". That leaves the Celtics with the third draft slot and so far, indications are that Boston will select either Kansas forward Josh Jackson or perhaps Duke forward Jayson Tatum . Read More »

Thomas Christiansen looking to instil Johan Cruyff philosophy at Leeds United


This is the most important, the players who can help the team, players who want to come here. "It's a good level of course if you score so many goals, but you should always want to raise your target and be ambitious in all that you do". Leeds were previously linked with former Premier League managers such as title-winner Claudio Ranieri, former Boro boss Aitor Karanka and Reading's Jaap Stam, whose agent said he would only consider leaving the Royals for a job in the Premier League. Read More »

ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years


The Daily Dawn noted Amir's three wickets in his opening spell, which included the key wicket of Virat Kohli , while describing Fakhar's century in only his fourth ODI as scintillating. Pakistan won the final by crushing India for 180 runs. But the defeat did not hurt them in their quest for a semi-final berth which was eventually secured because of the fortuitous win over England . Read More »

He is extraordinary - Mustafi hopes Sanchez stays at Arsenal


While the competition has found itself labelled by many in England as European football's unwanted child, Manchester United showed last season that it does serve a objective: entry into the Champions League. There has been much speculation about Giroud's future of late, with the France worldwide seemingly not content with the prospect of being mainly used as a substitute for Arsenal next season. Read More »

Jordan Thompson celebrates 'definitely the biggest win of my career'

Murray failed to contain Thompson's serve as the 23-year-old became the first player since Roger Federer in 2015 to not be broken by the man considered the best returner in the game. Her absence opens the door for her sister, Venus, to take her sixth Wimbledon singles title. Raonic finished as Queen s and Wimbledon runner-up previous year, but the Canadian s hopes of another strong showing on grass were wrecked by Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis s 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (10/8) ... Read More »

Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future

Boston will get the Sixers' pick, No. 3 overall, and another first-rounder in 2018 or 2019. If it does not, the Celtics will instead receive either Sacramento's or Philadelphia's first-round pick in 2019, whichever is more favorable. ANALYSIS: Should the Philadelphia 76ers decide to pick Lonzo Ball , there are other options left for the Los Angeles Lakers who will pick at No. Read More »

Manchester United sets deadline for signing Cristiano Ronaldo

A Spanish prosecutor has filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over alleged tax fraud. Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits". Read More »

Cal State Fullerton out after loss to Florida State


Harrison broke into a wide smile as he watched the ball fly out, his trot turned into a run and he whooped and pounded his chest as he approached teammates waiting at home plate. After retiring 10 straight hitters, Parrish ran into problems in the sixth inning as the Titans scored three runs off the freshman left-hander. Fullerton has gone two games and out in four straight CWS appearances and has lost nine games in a row in Omaha . Read More »

Putin's pregame speech 'mobilised' Russian Federation - coach Stanislav Cherchesov

Chile's star player Arturo Vidal fiercely argued with referee Damir Skomina when a goal scored in first-half stoppage time by Eduardo Vargas was overruled nearly one minute later. They were full of running, were sharp and quick. For Russia, ranked 63rd in the world - between Scotland and Albania - it was a case of laying a platform and easing the pressure, although Cherchesov was insistent that pressure is not an issue for him and his squad. Read More »