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Johnson, McIlroy, Day all miss cut; 4-way tie at top

Open. Rickie Fowler looked to move clear at the top of the US Open leaderboard on Friday as rivals Rory McIlroy and Jason Day headed for the exit. "U.S. Opens aren't supposed to be played under par!" they'll scream right before telling the neighbor kids to get off their lawns. He had 310 yards to the hole when he hit 3-wood that could have led to big trouble if he went too far long or left. Read More »

Top three golfers out, four non-major winners share US Open lead

Casey chopped his way to a triple bogey, only to respond with five straight birdies that carried him to a 1-under 71 and make him the first to post at 7-under 137. Opens, anyone thinking about holding the trophy will need to compile a barrage of birdies to have any chance. And even that was frustrating. He missed the cut at last year's PGA and withdrew from this year's Masters after falling down a staircase. Read More »

Rory defiant despite early exit

Open . "I know it's cliche, but the last thing you need to be doing is thinking ahead, especially on this golf course". This might have been more than anyone was expecting. The USGA is providing complimentary bottled water the rest of the week. And then Friday, a 94-year-old man at the tournament for the first time stopped breathing while in a grandstand on the sixth hole and died of what Washington County officials said appeared to be natural causes. Read More »

Four-way tie at Erin Hills

Open leaderboard, and golf fans will see some familiar names. Thomas made six birdies and one bogey on his front nine in the third round, and Hoffman birdied three of his first five holes. Three more birdies on his inward nine took him to seven under and a piece of US Open history. McIlroy meanwhile - who earlier in the week had advised players unable to hit the fairways to "pack their bags" - was left at five over par after a second-round 71. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo tells Real Madrid

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Former Madrid President believes Ronaldo could make a fairy-tale return to his first love Manchester United . "Regarding Ronaldo, he is motivated, and what I can see is that he is taking the competition very seriously and is totally dedicated to training and thinking about the next game against Mexico", Silva told reporters ahead of the European champions' opening game. Read More »

Justin Thomas breaking records at US Open

Matsuyama and Reavie each shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the U.S. Open. Patrick Reed showed up in his Ryder Cup trousers, fired a 7-under 65, at that point tied for the low round of the tournament, and he trails by 4 shots . 12 and 13 to fall two shots behind Brooks Koepka . He grabbed his putter and pointed it out to his left just as the ball dropped into the cup. Thomas, decked out in fluorescent pink trousers, was on the move quickly with a birdie-birdie start and had an ... Read More »

Justin Thomas sets single round record at US Open

Harman, who is hoping to become the first left-hander to win the U.S. Open, must have felt overlooked given Thomas' accomplishment. He just didn't know how much history. "I could not be leading the golf tournament by the time I tee off tomorrow". Koepka was a global golfer, though not by choice, when he left Florida State. Read More »

India and Pakistan: friends before foes

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Recalling an interesting anecdote, Hasan says, his mother used to visit Pakistan frequently and would worry over her grandson's cricket frenzy. Sehwag was recently lashed out at by former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif who felt that his comments for Bangladesh and Pakistan team referring to them as grandson and son. Read More »

Former Georgia golfer Brian Harman leads US Open going into final round

And after Haotong Li made a small piece of history Friday by surviving the halfway cut at the U.S. Open, he closed out a frustrating third round with a quadruple-bogey at the par-5 18th on Saturday. Rickie Fowler , who slipped out of the U.S. Open lead after making three bogeys in a row late in the second round, put himself back in the thick of the chase with a run of three birdies on Saturday at the U.S. Read More »

Thomas Makes History, Harman Leads Open

Greg Norman and Vijay Singh are the only golfers to record two rounds of 63 in the majors. Thirty-three players broke par Saturday, a record for the third round of an Open. "He's not afraid. He never was", Mike said, after he joked that he and his wife had "bribed" their way into the stands on No. 18 to watch their son chase history. Read More »

Warren Gatland: Lions "squeezed the life" out of Maori All Blacks

Sexton said: "We played 50 minutes together against the Crusaders and I think we went well together". For many, Farrell should be the Lions' starting out-half but if he is not fit to take a place in the 10 shirt for the first Test against the All Blacks , then Johnny Sexton's classy performance in Rotorua would have been reassuring. Read More »

Maro on mark as Lions tame Maori All Blacks

Promising breaks undone by no killer instinct proved the story of a frustrating first half for the Lions , who still led 12-10 at the break. But the Lions started the game well and within five minutes were ahead on the scoreboard thanks to the reliable boot of Leigh Halfpenny when Liam Messam was penalised for not rolling away. Read More »

Thomas shoots record 63, trails Harman by one at bunched US Open

Thomas fired nine birdies and an eagle on the 18th to card a nine-under-par 63 and take over the clubhouse lead on 11 under par, two shots clear of compatriots Brian Harman and Brendan Steele and England's Tommy Fleetwood . "It doesn't matter how long, how whatever the course is", Thomas said about the longest course in major championship history. I don't mean that in a bad way. Read More »

India favoured to beat Pakistan in final

Aim is to play well, and past statistics and records don't matter. "Some teams start off confidently but they fail later while some might not have the best starts but they come back amazingly which Pakistan has done", he said. The billions of passionate cricket fans from both nations would be hoping that their team emerges victorious on the green turf, thereby giving a sense of boost to their cricketing pedigree and uplifting their national pride. Read More »

Paul Casey finds more rough trouble around Erin Hills at US Open

On the longest course ever for a major, the cut was the lowest at the U.S. Open since 1990. "It will be just fine", said Fowler, who plays in the third-to-last group on Saturday. "That was big", Fowler said. There are 23 golfers within four shots of the lead and 42 players under par. "So you've got to minimize those mistakes, minimize those bogies". Read More »

Harman takes the lead at US open

Open and the USGA ". And for all the birdies and blunders at Erin Hills , the most compelling image Friday came from the parking lot, where one star after another left town after missing the cut. coli bacteria in water at a hydration station near the 12th hole. There will be an 18-hole playoff on Monday if the leaders are tied after 72 holes. Read More »

Morgan vows England will 'stay true' to beliefs after Pakistan heartbreak

Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) all but ended previously unbeaten tournament hosts England's slim hopes of victory with an opening stand of 118. Pakistan won by eight wickets. Morgan promised that the humbling loss to Pakistan would not change his team's approach as they continue to prepare for the 2019 World Cup. Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots 63 in third round at US Open

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While his score of 73 wasn't awful considering the course conditions, it has to sting that he only needed to be 1-under on Friday to play the weekend and couldn't get it done. Harman had one bogey Saturday, at the par-4 third hole, to go with six birdies. He grabbed his putter and pointed it out to his left just as the ball dropped into the cup. Read More »

Wounded Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory

It was a flashpoint between the two cricketing nations, and India would prevail - winning the match by 43 runs while Miandad scored a sluggish 40. "Yeah, I would not think of changing anything at this particular stage", said Kohli, when asked about his fifth-bowler conundrum. Read More »

Cavs' Irving 'looking forward' to Game 4 challenge

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The Cavaliers needed to replicate a little of the Game 3 magic they found this time a year ago in the NBA Finals on June 7 against the Warriors once again facing a 2-0 deficit - but a sorcerer had the last say on this magic spell. Scoring 7 points in roughly 62 seconds, Durant extinguished any reasonable hope of a Cavaliers comeback in Game 3, and practically putting them on ice for the summer. Read More »

Worry no more: Warriors win NBA Championship

The Warriors' Andre Iguodala was less subtle, when asked before his team's title-clinching win Monday about a potential trip to Trump's White House. One year after completing possibly the greatest comeback in NBA history by coming back from down 3-1 to defeat the 73-win Golden State Warriors , the #Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated 4-1 in this year's NBA Finals . Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots 63 in US Open third round

Opens , only six players had ever reached 10-under par or lower, never in the same tournament. The next one went long, he chipped up to 12 feet and took two putts from there. Fowler, the world number nine from California, revelled in benign conditions at Erin Hills Golf Course to reel off seven birdies and 11 pars in a superb 65. Read More »

Day two ends with four-way tie

Open will be without a McIlroy and a Day . The exclamation point to the round was his eagle 3 on the 18th hole. The world No.13 fired a brilliant nine-under-par 63 in the third round in Wisconsin . Jason Day , of Australia, hits from a bunker on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin , Wis . Read More »

Birdies, bogeys and the eagle in Justin Thomas' 63

It's a radical departure from numerous traditional U.S. Open sites but in places it's reminiscent of Shinnecock Hills, where the championship will be played next year. It's a nice comeback for Casey after he triple bogeyed the par-5 14th and shot 38 on the back nine. On the 331-yard second hole, his drive was 46 feet short of the hole and, again, he got up and down. Read More »