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Sam Warburton fit to lead Lions against Highlanders

I thought the most pleasing thing was keeping them down to three points. I thought our decision-making was very good last Saturday. Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Tadhg Furlong , George Kruis, Peter O'Mahony, Toby Faletau, Conor Murray , Owen Farrell, George North. Read More »

Paddy Barnes wins ten round marathon to become WBO European Flyweight Champion

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It was a good round from the Belfast man against his more experienced opponent. Olteanu also found plenty of openings and tagged Barnes all too frequently. Better from Banes in that round but both guys are starting to look tired. David Joyce made a successful pro debut at lightweight when stopping Gabor Kovacs in two rounds, whilst heavyweight Alex Dickinson did likewise when taking out Ferenc Zsalek in three. Read More »

Reed joins 65 club at Erin Hills

Harman was at 12-under 204 and still only had a one-shot lead, with Rickie Fowler two shots behind. Fans, players and viewers screamed two years ago when the U.S. Fifteen of the 18 holes had been cut within seven yards of the edge of the green and despite the 68-man field being separated by eight shots, only former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen had been able to move into the top 15 after nearly four hours' play. Read More »

Leishman lurks behind leaders at US Open

Stricker, who recently turned 50, admitted the extreme length of the course - it played at 7,839 yards Friday - limits his opportunities to make birdies and therefore gain much momentum. Then, inexplicably, he lost his putting touch. He shot 68 and was only three back. "The majors have a different feel and sound to the roars and to hear the crowd go insane when I holed that putt on 18 was really cool", said Thomas, whose back-to-back wins in Hawaii in January included an opening 59 in the ... Read More »

McIlroy misses cut after 'shooting himself in foot'

The Englishman shot a 1-under 71, but had to fight back from two bogeys and a triple bogey in his first six holes. Casey's opening 66 had left him a shot off the pace and he swiftly joined Fowler in the lead with a birdie from close range on the 11th, his second hole of the day, only to bogey the next and run up a triple-bogey on the 14th. Read More »

Four tied atop US Open leaderboard heading into weekend

In the middle, however, six bogeys and a double ruined any chance he had of stopping his missed-cuts streak at the U.S. Open at three. Greg Norman and Vijay Singh are the only golfers to record two rounds of 63 in the majors. Dustin Johnson of the United States walks across the 18th hole during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 16, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. Read More »

I am sure it will be a well-contested final: Kohli

You can never tell how a particular team starts a tournament. Some teams start very confidently and then they fade off. "Everyone is aware of the kind of talent Pakistan have in their team. There wasn't any drop of intensity or something extra. Twenty20, pioneered as a professional sport in the English county game, was still in its global infancy a decade ago, when Johannesburg hosted the 2007 World Twenty20 final, with many players inclined to treat it as just a bit of fun compared to ... Read More »

Former Alberta UFC fighter in 'critical condition' after knockout hit

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The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight competed in a boxing bout against Adam Braidwood last night (June 16). Hague underwent surgery to relieve pressure around his brain and was in a coma. A video on YouTube that purports to be the fight shows Hague lying still on his back on the canvas after taking a punch to his head from Braidwood. Read More »

Casey hurt by another triple bogey

There were five players in double digits Saturday at Erin Hills. Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day all failed to make the cut at the U.S. One shot back. Jamie Lovemark. It wasn't the only one. His second shot drifted off the fairway, and his third was over the green in the fescue. Nor did McIlroy , though it must have been tempting. Read More »

Juvenile jailed in Orleans Parish over child support

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Juvie is now being held at the Orleans Justice Center Jail on $150,000 bond. According to court documents obtained by the New Orleans Advocate , the debt is linked to 2012 and 2013 rulings, which found Juvenile to be roughly $170,000 behind in payments to Williams. Read More »

Justin Thomas hits absurd, winding birdie putt turned away from cup

He three-putted on No. 13. He just missed an eagle at the par-5 seventh after a long putt rolled just wide of the cup. Among those trying to chase him down is Paul Casey of England, who was one shot behind. And unfortunately, this didn't pan out". It didn't for McIlroy, either. If only he had hit the fairways. Rory McIlroy's 71 wasn't enough and he'll miss the cut at five-over. Read More »

UFC Fight Night 111 Bonus Awards

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The Filipino fighter Dy, who took the fight on two weeks notice, was checked out twice by the ringside physician after the referee noticed in the second round that his right eye had been blinking repeatedly. In the second round, a clearly gassed de Tomas struggled on the feet against Inoue. In the second round, Inoue got the better of the early exchanges and almost ended the fight in the final seconds of the frame. Read More »

Thomas sets scoring record with 63 at US Open

BUSY BADGER: No break for Steve Stricker after the U.S. Open. But that was just one of many highlights for Thomas. Following a mini-meltdown on his front nine, where he dropped five shots in four holes, including an 8 on the par-five 14th, the Englishman bounced back with five birdies in a row. Read More »

US Open Day Three

Fowler had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and U.S. Open newcomer Xander Schauffele. The player who turned the U.S. Open into a soap opera of sorts the previous two years won't be around for the weekend this time. Looking towards the weekend, he said all the low scoring on the rain-softened course could abruptly end. "Out of an abundance of caution, we will offer all guests complimentary bottled water at all four hydration stations throughout the duration of the championship". Read More »

Fowler back in the thick of it at US Open

Matsuyama is joined on five under by, among other, amateur Cameron Champ who had three-under-par 69. The final pairing of Casey and Harman are scheduled to tee off at 2:29 p.m. Open to win by one". "Not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man", Casey said. It marked the first time since the world rankings were created in 1986 that the top three ranked players in the world missed the cut at a US Open. Read More »

Six-way tie atop US Open leaderboard

Of the five other players who shot a 63 in the third round at a major, none went on to win. Brooks Koepka had the lead until he turned a birdie chance into a bogey on the par-5 first hole after making the turn. "I think just in practice I was really, really good, and I just wasn't able to translate that onto the golf course", said the Ulsterman, who has played just six events this year and none since The Players four weeks ago. Read More »

Betts homers in 8th inning, sends Red Sox past Astros 2-1

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It kind of shows that you can play with them even though they're good. I'm not exactly thrilled with either pitcher here, but I like the Astros offense so I'll take Houston for the win (though it may be close). With the Boston Red Sox trending in the right direction up the American League East standings, there was a bit of buzz inside Minute Maid Park on Friday night, a vibe borne of anticipation from this showcase of two of baseball's best. Read More »

Penguins favored to win Stanley Cup next year

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Subban slapshot to the leg, but returned to play both the second and third periods. Given what Murray did in the past two seasons, you can all but guarantee the Pens will find a way to convince Fleury to either take a buyout or waive his partial no-trade clause so they can trade him or let him go to another team. Read More »

Warriors' Draymond Green, amid championship parade, mocks LeBron and the Cavaliers

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He wore this T-shirt that served a double objective. The shirt looked similar to the Cavaliers' Quicken Loans Arena , or The Q. This happened during the celebration parade of the Warriors in Oakland, California last Thursday. "Channing has never scored on me in his career", James said . Back in 2003, the Lakers went to acquire Karl Malone and Gary Payton to join the already formidable force of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. Read More »

Philadelphia Sixers Reportedly In "Serious Talks" To Trade For #1 Pick

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There was an overflow of reporters and photographers taking pictures as Fultz walked into the building at 7:08 p.m. wearing a black Sixers cap. Embid also tweeted out a picture of a Sixers locker with Fultz name already on it. As for what the Sixers do differently during workouts than other teams, Australian-born Kentucky power forward Isaac Humphries pointed to the final portion of the session. Read More »

Paul Casey part of 4-way tie atop US Open

Open, so tomorrow will be a very cool experience". He is making his third start at the U.S. Open, with missed cuts in both previous starts in 2012 (77-72) and 2015 (69-79). Fowler, who shared the 36-hole lead at the Masters in April, never came seriously close to bogey because he was never in trouble. "I know it's cliché, but the last thing you need to be doing is thinking ahead, especially on this golf course ". Read More »

Bay Area fans rejoice after Warriors win another title

LeBron James sat at the podium with a straight look on his face, after going down 4-1 in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors , and claimed he had never been a part of a super team. "We'll figure it all out". Iguodala can't officially sign a deal until July 6 because of National Basketball Association rules so he could theoretically change his mind if a team offers an albatross deal. Read More »

Pakistan target to Indian 'underbelly': Arthur

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Pakistan , however, as very much surprise finalists after exceeding all expectations to proceed through the group stage and then shock hosts England in Wednesday's semi-final. Speaking about the key factors behind his success, Hasan said he has his personal hardwork and Azhar Mehmood's coaching are to thank. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has pleaded with the Indian government to "soften" its stance on resumption of bilateral cricket ties between the two countries as he feels it can ... Read More »

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 »