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Justin Thomas shoots first 9-under round in US Open history

He set the target early under warm sunshine, and even as the wind tapered in the afternoon, no one could catch him. He didn't make a birdie the rest of the way and had to settle for a 70. He rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on No. 5 from the edge of the green that broke so severely that he stood with his toes facing the hole and rapped the ball toward his left foot. Read More »

Virat Kohli impressed by Pakistan turnaround


Azhar was confident that his players will good enough to give their best in the high-voltage encounter. "It was humiliating how badly we lost that match and we can turn things around now", said the Pakistan bowling great. He heats up the action when things were supposed to be calm. Cricket's biggest rivalry has become a bit of a dud. More than 200 million people watched that game, according to Indian media, citing BARC India. Read More »

Tricky conditions as players begin third round of US Open

The course played much tougher than it did during Thursday's round. Yes, for three or four days-or was it three or four weeks?-all people talked about what the golf course, the public course in this tiny farm town and the nutty maverick who went broke building it and how the USGA needs to get things back on track here, after Debacle I (Chambers Bay) and Debacle II (Oakmont rules fiasco). Read More »

Thomas shoots 63; breaks US Open record

On an Erin Hills course that again lacked enough wind to be the stern test the U.S. Open wants, Brian Harman weaved his way through traffic at the top of the leaderboard Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood . Read More »

We know how to handle pressure, says Kohli


Like any meeting of the two countries, the final will attract enormous interest in the cricket-mad sub-continent, but Kohli is experienced in dealing with such interest. Pakistan's line-up has changed significantly since that loss, with only four of the XI that faced Zimbabwe selected for the ICC Champions Trophy , namely Azhar Ali , Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Sarfraz Ahmed. Read More »

Aptly named Curry 4 'Parade' makes debut at Warriors championship celebration

In fact, Curry is the only player about whom Kerr did not speak. Here's the speech, in case you missed it. According to Marcus Thompson II of the Mercury News , Kerr said the following about the oversight: "Oh my God. He said fans "should be" protective of Curry and added, "Everything revolves around him". "He's the person most responsible for what we've built, and I didn't thank him". Read More »

Draymond Green trolls LeBron James at parade: 'You started the superteams, bro'


LeBron James hit Green with a " That's what she said ". Despite winning two championships and going to the NBA Finals four straight times during his tenure in Miami , James doesn't think the Heat were a super team . "'I've never played on a super team .' That's insane", said Green, who wore a t-shirt that read "Quickie" with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy next to a large "Q" that resembled the logo for Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza upset at French Open


In the decider it was Muguruza who failed to capitalize on Mladenovic's serving woes in the third set, and that was ultimately the difference that didn't quite seem over until the last ball was struck. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. "I wanted the match". He won in less than two hours. Following the French hope onto centre court will be nine-time men's champion Rafa Nadal who, after a sensational start, is expected to devour fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. Read More »

Wounded Lions look to Farrell against Crusaders


Saracens lock Maro Itoje was unable to prevent the British & Irish Lions from slipping to a first defeat on their tour to New Zealand on Wednesday. We'll be playing the most ruthless side in world rugby in a few weeks. "I've always said and I still believe it, I think they're the best Lions side to come here", he said. "I don't think there's any comparison between Super Rugby and Test rugby". Read More »

Team NZ to face BAR in playoffs


Emirates Team New Zealand sailed a flawless race, only coming off their foils as they crossed the finish line after extending all the way around the race course. That gives the U.S. team a point in the America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, the final round of the events taking place now in Bermuda. Read More »

Johnson ready for break after Open flop

Shane Lowry confessed after his opening 71 that the weight of expectation weighs heavy in an event like the US Open and he was better yesterday, despite admitting to some mental errors in a 74 that left him eight shots behind clubhouse leader Paul Casey on one-over par . Read More »

Rangers log four HRs to beat Mariners, 10-4


One is sometimes workable. Two? After halting their recent struggles against the Mariners to get back to.500 in the opener, the Rangers eye their seventh win in eight contests overall Saturday when they continue a three-game set against their American League West rival in Texas. Read More »

Rafael Nadal: 'It has been a flawless French Open'

Third seed Wawrinka arrived full of confidence as, at 32, he tried to become the oldest French Open victor since Andres Gimeno in 1972. Despite repeated injury problems in recent years, Nadal looked his imperious best at his beloved Roland Garros as he swatted aside third seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. Read More »

Watch Third Round From Erin Hills Online


Defending champion Johnson will aim to bounce back from a lacklustre 3-over-par 75 when he tees off alongside Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer in the afternoon session. "I still feel like I've got a lot of good golf in me, and that's what I'm trying to do this week", Stricker said. "I usually love places like this". Read More »

Charley Hoffman joins crowd near top at US Open

As for scoring drama - well, this was one time he may have wished he didn't know where he stood. I wanted to experience our first U.S. Open more than anything here in our state. The cut was at 1-over 145, tying a U.S. Open record set in 1990 at Medinah. It's been unbelievable. The amount of support that I've received every hole I walk up to, every tee box, it's been unreal. Read More »

Justin Thomas joins leader logjam at US Open

Four years after Justin Rose ended a 43-year wait for an English victor, Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood headed into the third round of the US Open at Erin Hills in a four-way tie for the lead. As bad as the Northern Irishman's day was it was still better than playing competitor world number three Jason Day , the Australian slumping to a seven-over 79 that included two triple bogeys. Read More »

Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open


Open. His 7-under 65 matched Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama for the low score in the first two rounds at Erin Hills. Johnson and Matt Kuchar will be the second of 34 pairings to hit the course . From there, the Aiken native required a handful of shots to get to the green en route to a double bogey - a definite no-no on a par-5. Reavie moved to 4-under 140, three shots back of the lead on a bunched-up leaderboard. Read More »

How the Warriors confused the Cavaliers with Kevin Durant in Game 5

Warriors guard Stephen Curry said , "You've got to call Kevin Durant a champion now". If the Cavaliers want to prove their resilience, they'll have to win three more stress-induced games like the last one, starting Monday. But to say that arguably the most stacked squad in league history - one that contains four of the NBA's top 15 players - isn't a "super" one is dubious at best. Read More »

Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32-10 win

I thought we played well together but it's up to the coaches now. The decision to bring in a host of players who appear unlikely to feature in the Test team has caused consternation in certain quarters, with England coach Eddie Jones stating that Lions should be "picked on merit rather than geographical proximity". Read More »

Pakistan stun mighty England to reach Champions Trophy final

Its batsmen then did the job in composed fashion in just 37.1 overs, openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) scoring half-centuries and setting up the chase with a 118-run stand before Babar Azam chipped in with 38 not out and Mohammad Hafeez with an unbeaten 31. Read More »

Russia get off to winning start in Confederations Cup

President Vladimir Putin will attend Saturday's Group A opener in Saint Petersburg's Krestovsky Stadium between Russian Federation and Oceania champions New Zealand . Australia have been grouped with Chile and Cameroon , and will face World Champions, Germany , in their opener. It's an worldwide eight-team tournament, played every four years. Read More »