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Braves' Kemp can pinch-hit, wants to return to lineup


One night after being shut out, Atlanta's offense roared to life again and the Braves have recorded 37 runs in their past five games - rallying to win on Brandon Phillips' walkoff single in the bottom of the 10th on Saturday. In Saturday's game, the Marlins will be rolling out lefty Jeff Locke for the start. Flowers' drive was misjudged by Yelich in center field with two outs in the seventh and the Braves made it a one-run game as Adams followed with his second RBI double. Read More »

Rising winds set to provide fiendish test in US Open final round

The previous lowest score in relation to par was the eight-under 63 shot by Johnny Miller in the final round of the 1973 Open. This isn't like most Opens. He'll have to improve on that today if he hopes to make the top 10 and automatically qualify for next year's U.S. Open. The course took an inch of rain overnight, making it about as menacing as a Golden Retriever puppy. Read More »

Mohammad Hafeez: Champions Trophy triumph is for all of Pakistan


Fakhar rode his luck for a spellbinding 114, caught-behind from a no-ball on three and escaping a run-out chance with just a single to his name in Pakistan's total of 338 for four at The Oval. Pakistan appeared to be cruising to victory during this Asia Cup clash in Bangladesh when they needed 11 off the last 10 balls with four wickets in hand to overtake India's 245 for eight. Read More »

Thomas sets US Open record with 9-under 63

Thomas emphatically sunk six birdies over the front nine then responded with an eagle, three birdies and a bogey on the back. "When you look at the USGA championships, by and large just about any way you look at, they're the most important championships not only in the US but in the world", Mike Davis , USGA executive director/CEO, said earlier this year. Read More »

Thomas lights up Erin Hills

Until that point he had recorded five birdies, saving his solitary blemish for the par-5 18th. My wife and I will cook dinner, we'll relax. I felt I hit good shots and had a good feel of the speed of the greens today. Matsuyama, who shot 65 Thursday to come to within two strokes of the lead in eighth place halfway through the tournament at Erin Hills in Wisconsin , rolled in four birdies against three bogeys for a 54-hole total of 6-under 210. Read More »

Andy Murray wary of Karen Khachanov test


Play was suspended for the day with Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori in trouble against South Korea's Chung Hyeon. Andy Murray celebrates during his third round match against Juan Martin Del Potro . "It was a really great first set and I'm really pleased with how I battled", said Wawrinka , who was aided by a Fognini knee injury. It's irrelevant. Read More »

Scotland end drought with memorable win over Australia

The result also lifted Scotland up to number four in the world rankings, but it was the defensive resilience they showed during the closing stages of the contest that particularly impressed Townsend. "There wasn't a huge amount of dropped balls, or we didn't have a lot of missed tackles or anything like that". The boys put everything out there, which is all you can ask. Read More »

Rizzo's leadoff homer streak ends _ barely, on replay review


The Cubs and the Pirates who met Friday night at PNC Park wore throwback uniforms to honor Negro League era players . Josh Bell homered and drove home three runs as the Pirates fell to the Cubs on Friday night in Pittsburgh. The Cubs have been unable to get anything going as their hangover from the franchise's first title in 108 years lingers. "You can come up with some models of what you'd like to get out of a couple of your starters - maybe three of your starters and then you can afford ... Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Bangladesh can be proud of its

It is fantasy cricket time after all, India versus Pakistan in the final of a Champions Trophy. It was here that India lost their only match of the tournament so far, when Sri Lanka shocked them last week by easily chasing 321 for six - with seven wickets and more than an over to spare. Read More »

Rickie Fowler ready to break major duck

A few moment after Leishman's troubles, American Thomas, already riding a brilliant round as he stood on the 18 fairway, hit the shot of the tournament - a 273m three-wood second shot at the par-five that landed on the front of the green, nearly hit the flag and stopped less than 3m behind the cup. Read More »

Pakistan demolish holders India to win Champions Trophy


India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar , with an economical one for 44 in 10 overs , helped atone for some wayward bowling by his team-mates in an innings featuring 13 wides and three no-balls - almost three extra overs . "They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final", Kohli added. Read More »

Justin Thomas trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open


The 30-year-old lefty shot a very solid 67 in Round 3 and is 11/2 to win the tournament. Keopka is on the board at 4/1, while Fleetwood is 15/2. "It was a great day", said Fowler, who is still gunning for his first major title. "I'm sure mama's waiting for me to get home so I can help her out", Johnson said of his girlfriend, Paulina Gretzky. "But I had no idea in terms of 9-under being the best in the U.S. Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots US Open record 9-under 63 at Erin Hills

There is a palpable excitement around the grounds at Erin Hills due to the packed leaderboard that portends a thrilling weekend and the fact that the course has shown well-challenging yet fair. But a 675-yard par-5, nobody's hitting to that. "It's still Saturday, 36 holes is a very long time in a U.S. Open ". That's not to say a worthy champion won't be crowned on Sunday - but there's plenty of work left to do for golf's upper echelon of players, many of whom missed the cut on Friday . Read More »

Is Cristiano Ronaldo ready to leave Real Madrid?


Ronaldo, who allegedly owes around £13m to Spanish authorities, is rumoured to have made his decision to quit in April due to a lack of support from the European champions. Following the news of Ronaldo's possible exit, former club Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain have reportedly started showing interest in a transfer for the winger. Read More »

Pakistan upstage England to reach ICC Champions Trophy final


Hasan's wickets are also the most by any Pakistan bowler in a Champions Trophy , going past Saeed Ajmal's eight wickets in 2009. It was an outcome which confounded nearly all predictions after England had breezed through the group stages - while Pakistan began their campaign with a landslide defeat against India and sneaked into the last four only when they beat Sri Lanka by three wickets at this same venue three days ago. Read More »

Justin Thomas Sets US Open Record

Willett, who pulled out before the start of his second round, was heading towards the Erin Hills exit anyway after an opening round 81. The Englishman won the Masters previous year for his only PGA Tour victory. Open". So that kind of takes the advantage away from the bombers. Fleetwood had been tied for the lead after birdies on the first, eighth, 12th, 14th and 15th, only to bogey the last after following up a poor pitch by putting his birdie attempt off the green. Read More »

Giants' Odell Beckham: I feel better than I've ever felt


While the 24-year-old has been plagued by flashes of losing control of his emotions over the years, NY has not regretted picking Beckham, as he's arguably the best wide receiver in the league today. "Mentally, physically, spiritually, everything, I don't think I've been as ready as I am now". The three-time Pro Bowl star is set to make $1.8 million this season and about $8.5 million in 2018, but Beckham said earlier this month that his absence had nothing to do with his contract. Read More »

FBI Recover Assassination List From James Hodgkinson's Body

The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks , South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks . Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Ill ., resident who officials said had been living out of his auto in Alexandria , Va., opened fire as Congress members and staffers practiced for a charity baseball game slated for Thursday. Read More »

Thomas makes record, but Harman owns lead

But Miller hinted that his round was superior and hit out at the "soft" course set-up in Wisconsin, suggesting it felt more like a regular PGA Tour event than a typical US Open . Brian Harman shot 5-under 67 to get to 12-under 204. Then Harman has outstanding rhythm in his forward swing. It was always about really tight fairways and having to be a great driver. Read More »

US Open sees surprising first round cuts

However, Thomas bettered those performances with a remarkable 63 that saw him become the first player to complete a U.S. Open round in nine under par . "I was blown away by the support that I got today", Thomas said. "When you set up a golf course in a fair manner and the weather's good, the scores are going to be low". Read More »

Alexis Sanchez sprains ankle, may miss Cameroon clash

Follow the Football match between Cameroon and Chile live with Eurosport. Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will not be able to play in his teams opening game at the Confederations Cup because of a calf injury. Cameroon carved out their first chance after 11 minutes as Vincent Aboubakar forced Herrera into a good save from close range, following a swift counter attack. Read More »

Thomas makes history in US Open third round

Open and you're one off the lead, you're not six down afterward", J.B. Holmes said. Justin Thomas landed a 3-wood on the 18th green where some players couldn't land a wedge, leaving him an 8-foot eagle putt that he calmly made for a 9-under 63 that matched one U.S. Read More »