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US Open: Set up for greatest finish ever?

Open as the 13th-ranked player in the world, with seven top-10s and more than $4.8 million in prize money in just 15 starts this season. A four-under-par 68 left him at 10 under heading into the final today, two behind the lead. On 8, he put his 154-yard approach shot to about 2 feet and made the putt. He got that up-and-down for a bogey and a 68. Overnight leader Rickie Fowler went 28 holes in a row without a bogey and then had three in a row, and this has really made the tournament ... Read More »

Louis Oosthuizen makes early move at US Open

I missed another one on four from about three feet, but I didn't feel like I was hitting bad putts, I was just misreading them. There's just too much luck involved. Rough stuff for Graeme Mcdowell at Erin Hills. The biggest move of the day came from Hideki Matsuyama. He missed a short birdie putt on 18. "The give-a-(bleep) factor was pretty low at that point, which made it a lot easier", he cracked. Read More »

Record day steals show

Zachary Perschke took his father to the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Jordan Spieth was even par through 12 holes and going nowhere. In an interview with the Golf Channel, Miller said: "Taking nothing away from nine under par, nine under is incredible with U.S. Read More »

Lions test places still up for grabs against Chiefs

Scotland's Allan Dell and Finn Russell have jetted in from Australia and will also provide cover among the replacements . While Gatland is still massively confident that Farrell would take his place in the starting XV for next Saturday's test (either next to Johnny Sexton in the centre or instead of him at fly-half), Halfpenny's situation would not be clear until HIA protocol was carried out. Read More »

Sidney Crosby fans celebrate Cup win with pilgrimage to famous dryer

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The top ring features teams from 1953-54 through 1964-65, according to The Hockey News . The Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and '98 were the last champion to defend their title. Murray is coming off a 24-save outing in a 6-0 win in Game 5, and extended his shutout streak to 123 minutes and 23 seconds. Pittsburgh posted a 86.0 penalty-kill percentage in its first 17 playoff games. Read More »

No threat to India from Pakistan pacers: Gambhir

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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. "If you do something wrong, we will point it out to you; if you do something right, we will tell you that too; and if you do something wrong in an attempt to do something right, we will point that out to you as well", Aamer further said, apparently in defence of Miandad's criticism. Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India to field first against Pakistan

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In the build-up to that game, just like the build-up to this one, both captains and camps insisted time and again that this is just another game. India vs Pakistan final to start at 3 pm IST. "I think I've been able to strike a good balance until now and I'm sure I'll be fine for the final". "I know there are expectations, I know there are people that expect the team and me to do well every time we play". Read More »

All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

Self-explanatory, right? Teams must make these decisions before noon on Friday. Players with no movement clauses must be protected. With Vegas having a window to sign UFAs before that date, if the Habs do protect Radulov they risk losing two players: Radulov to free agency and whichever other forward the Knights might pick from Montreal's unprotected list. Read More »

Twins Add Three In Draft

Yes, the pick was reportedly in large part because Brendan McKay's number on the table was deemed too high, but keep in mind that Minnesota just landed the most talented high school player in the country. "We considered a lot of guys, but Royce is one of the elite athletes with his makeup and intangible packages available in any draft", Twins VP Mike Radcliff said. Read More »

India, Pakistan face each other at Champions Trophy final clash in London

So this is a part of being an Indian cricketer and then having performed for a few years obviously expectations go up. You can't ignore it. "I think I've been able to strike a good balance until now, and yeah, I'm sure I'll be fine". Kohli, however, added: "At the same time, neither are we too intimidated nor are we too arrogant about what we are doing". Title-holders India were set a target of 339 to win the Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday. Read More »

Harman ascends to the top

Thomas was one of those, in a three-way tie for second, along with Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood , just a shot behind Harman. The 24-year-old Thomas is in his third year on the PGA Tour . "The guys at the scoring table told me that, so I was pretty pumped about that". Harman is playing in just his eighth major, and it's only the third time he has made the cut . Read More »

Pakistan's Amir fit for final against India

Like many people, Pathan also believes the Virat Kohli-led India's strength lies in its batting while Pakistan would bank on its superb bowling attack in the summit clash."I think the way Virat Kohli is batting and his timing is great". Read More »

Gibbs Racing seeking season's first win at Pocono

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If Blaney's auto handled tight, he would place his hand on the door. I mean, we had the vehicle where we needed it pretty much in every corner, just couldn't charge any of the corners like I needed to with the stopping power that I had. This was the second time that both Furniture Row Racing drivers finished in the top 10 in the same race this season. The U.S. Open was canceled in 1917 when the United States entered World War I. Read More »

India bowl against Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

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Amir took 0-32 in Pakistan's 124-run defeat at the hands of India in the teams' tournament opener at Edgbaston, but Arthur says the team have "closed the door" on that defeat. Tickets have been sold out much in advance with some fans selling them in the black market for astronomical prices. "Our real strength is our bowling and we must bat first if we win the toss". Read More »

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

That was a 10-shot improvement on his second round and left the 26-year-old on eight under par as he seeks to turn his Ryder Cup heroics into individual success. If somebody does it tomorrow to win the U.S. Open by one, that's the specialness of my round. "Obviously I have no idea what [Sunday] holds, but I'm more motivated by the way I'm striking the ball". Read More »

Ronaldo 'to exit Real Madrid' over tax woes

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Should Ronaldo leave Real Madrid? However despite this success he is still booed by some sections of the Bernabeu crowd. Ronaldo (right) is the subject of a lawsuit brought by Spanish prosecutors over tax that they believe he should have paid on image rights income. Read More »

DJ bids an early farewell at US Open

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Open despite choosing to attend his daughter's graduation. "Wherever DJ plays, he's the longest out there". Erin, Wis. - The United States Golf Association has implemented several changes to procedures to ensure another rules mishap does not affect this week's U.S. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in opener

The visa-free system is only eligible for the dates surrounding the tournament. Russia's Fedor Smolov, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia , Saturd. Read More »

JB Holmes one shot back at US Open

Thomas was one of those, in a three-way tie for second, along with Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood , just a shot behind Harman. "Not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man", Casey said after his one-under round. Read More »

Former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas knocks down ridiculous putt at US Open

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Rory McIlroy and Jason Day never recovered from theirs. Henrik Stenson. Alex Noren. Justin Rose, Davis Love IV, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and Graeme McDowell will not be in contention for the 117th US Open title. Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt told the United States Golf Association he appeared to die of natural causes. Next up is a weekend without most of the biggest names in golf. Read More »