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Brooks for the win

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. "And I felt confident all week, so to feel as confident as I did on a Sunday of a major and coming down the stretch was pretty neat". As did all those trips to faraway places, where eating was an adventure - don't ask him about the time he dined on horse meat - and traveling was a chore. Read More »

Bummer buddies: Roomies Fowler, Thomas fizzle at US Open

England's Tommy Fleetwood was alone in fourth place on 11 under after a level-par final round of 72. But with the gusts gradually weakening over the course of the afternoon, Koepka and Harman picked up where they left on Saturday, seamlessly getting into the groove early on to jump ahead of the field. Read More »

The top 3 miss cut at US Open

Thomas shot a front nine score of 31, with six birdies and one bogey. He tapped in for par. "Yeah, that would have been nice to get". "Oh gosh, Jimmy, be good", he said to caddie Jimmy Johnson when the ball was in the air, and it was close to flawless. Read More »

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: Clearly, I'll continue…

He has been our coach for 17 months but he has done everything possible". I'm not going to confirm that I'm going to stay here my whole life, that just doesn't happen. Zidane: "We knew this was going to be a hard but very special season". "It has been an incredible end to the season by us". However, with Modric's steadying influence increasing, the tide turned in favour of Zinedine Zidane's side and they stormed to victory, firing more goals past Buffon than the three he had conceded ... Read More »

Koepka runs away with the US Open

When asked to rate his confidence level, Spieth assigned himself a "B", though he graded himself at an "A" with his putter. "Dustin actually called me and told me, 'Just stay patient, just keep doing what you're doing, you're going to win the thing, ' " Koepka said after storming to a four-shot victory. Read More »

Brooks Koepka lifts maiden major title at US Open

Koepka dropped just the one shot during an impressive round that saw him finish on 16 under par, four shots ahead of overnight leader Brian Harman and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama . It's been a steady rise in the sport for Koepka , if not necessarily a straight one. But in those two minutes, Johnson, victor of the 2016 U.S. Open, misser of the cut this year, imparted a little wisdom. Read More »

VAR denied Portugal's Andre Gomes scoring v Mexico

Through that we will run less and defend less, so I think my teammates will be fired up to play a good game", ESPN quoted Salcedo as saying. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his team deserved their point but admitted there was work to be done going forward. Read More »

Pakistan rout India to win maiden ICC Champions Trophy title

Pakistan's triumph was all the more impressive given they had been comprehensively beaten by India in both teams' opening group match at Edgbaston a fortnight earlier. After playing a shot to left of the square leg, Azhar wanted to steal a single but Zaman didn't respond his call and thus India got a much needed breakthrough in form of Azhar. Read More »

Stricker soaks up the hometown support at the US Open

Around 70 minutes earlier, compatriot Patrick Reed had faced a similar length putt to Thomas on the 18th to shoot eight under but missed his birdie attempt and had to settle for a 65. That increased the likelihood of a seventh successive major producing a first-time victor, although the likes of Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer - who claimed U.S. Read More »

Was hard to counter Fakhar Zaman's batting style: Virat Kohli


Leg-spinner Shadab took a wicket with his sixth ball when Yuvraj Singh (22) was lbw, although it needed a Pakistan review of an original not out decision. A miss-hit, however, sent Zaman back to the pavilion. Actors Sidharth Malhotra, Dia Mirza, Soha Ali Khan, music composer Vishal Dadlani and many other celebrities have also tweeted their support for Team India. Read More »

Vegas holds all the cards with National Hockey League expansion draft list out

The list is likely moot as the Vegas Golden Knights are expected to claim Fleury, meaning the rest of the players on the list will remain with the Penguins. At forward , the Sharks protected Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl, Chris Tierney, Melker Karlsson, Jannik Hansen and Ryan Carpenter, who re-signed with the team Saturday for two years. Read More »

Virgil van Dijk to seal Manchester City switch


He has got everything you want from a modern-day centre-half: he's powerful, he's quick, technically brilliant, he reads the game well , superb in the air. A fee, likely to be about £35m, has yet to be agreed and Liverpool are considering Lazio's Keita Balde as an alternative should the deal fail to materialise. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins maiden major at US Open

Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017 , at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . He became the seventh straight first-time victor of a major championship, and it was the first time since 1998-2000 that Americans won their national championship three straight years. Read More »

Scalise upgraded to serious condition after more surgery


In a statement released on behalf of the House majority whip's family, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise is now in serious condition. "Scalise continues to show signs of improvement". Scalise and other Republican congressmen were practicing at the time for an annual game between Democratic and Republican legislators that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. Read More »

UK govt scrambles to limit fallout from London blaze

Mr Khan said the local community was "frustrated" and "angry" in the wake of the blaze after he attended a church service near the tower block in west London . Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William met with volunteers who have been distributing supplies for those affected by the disaster. "This should not be happening in the United Kingdom, this should never happen". Read More »

Koepka wins US Open

Koepka , whose caddie Ricky Elliott is from Portrush in Northern Ireland, becomes the seventh first-time major victor in succession, a run stretching back to Jason Day's victory in the 2015 US PGA Championship. Matsuyama's 66 was the lowest round of the day, while England's Tommy Fleetwood (72) finished a shot back in fourth at 11-under. A day on from shooting a record-breaking nine-under 63, Justin Thomas went round in 75 to finish tied-ninth, while Patrick Reed (74) also failed ... Read More »

CT 2017: India win toss, elect to field against Pakistan

He ran out his fellow opener Azhar Ali while he was ball-watching after they'd made a record 128 but he shrugged that off too to earn his maiden century for Pakistan , in only his fourth one-day worldwide, 11 days after his debut. But Pakistan skipper Ahmed said that his team never lost confidence even after the drubbing by India to open the Champions Trophy tournament. Read More »

Call it the US Wide Open

Wisconsin golf fans love home-state favorite Steve Stricker. And he's giving the fans something to cheer. A run of 26 consecutive holes without a bogey ended when he rammed his long birdie putt on No. And then, Fowler took a second straight bogey at No. 12 to fall one shot behind Brooks Koepka. Victorian Leishman lurks three shots off the pace with a gutsy even-par 72 maintaining his four-under total, becoming the only Australian to make it to the weekend. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal held 2-2 by Mexico

Alexis Nunes and Janusz Michallik break down Mexico's draw with Portugal and the use of VAR at the Confederations Cup . Their advantage would last just eight minutes, as Mexico's record goalscorer Javier Hernandez met a right wing cross with a diving header to pull his team level on the verge of half-time. Read More »

Brooks Koepka equals scoring record with US Open win

Without much wind until Sunday and with rains during the week softening the greens for long-distance approach shots, scores were lower than expected. And the prime beneficiary was Thomas, who catapulted up the leaderboard with his record-breaking nine-under 63. Read More »

Cricket fraternity congratulate Pakistan for CT 2017 win

Pakistan today came out with a splendid all-round performance as they defeated arch-rival India by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. Even Golden Bat victor Shikhar Dhawan couldn't resist Amir's persistent accuracy, edging through outside off-stump, and when teenage spinner Shadab Khan successfully convinced Sarfraz Ahmed to review a "not out" lbw decision against Yuvraj Singh India's hopes were fading fast at 54-4. Read More »

Champions Trophy : India bowl against Pakistan in final

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman's century 114 off 106 helped his side put a huge total on the scoreboard. Zaman couldn't resist the length ball outside off stump, so he poked at it and only nicked it. Pakistan's first global 50-over title since the 1992 World Cup reflected well on their Australian coach Mickey Arthur, who kept his squad from losing focus after their dismal display against the Indians earlier in the tournament. Read More »

US Open: Friday second round pin placements, hole locations

All it took was a 9-under 63, the lowest round to par in a major long known as the toughest test in golf. He recovered to drain a 13-foot birdie putt on the par-three 13th, but thereafter was unable to build any momentum over the remainder of the opening nine holes. Read More »

Koepka cruises to first major at US Open

Open", he said, "to finish in double digits under par at a major championship, especially the Open, it was a good week". Brian Harman's bogey on the par-4 12th gave Koepka a one-stroke lead in the final round of the U.S. Open a year ago at Oakmont and missed the cut. In fact you have to look down to 17th place on the leaderboard before you find a major victor in South African Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion. Read More »