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Brooks Koepka caps record week with title

Open at Pebble Beach despite a 15-shot romp. I was excited for today. "But I'm happy with the way I played, and it gives me confidence going forward". "He came through Europe but he is an American so I know he wanted to win on his home turf". He surged with his string of birdies starting with the 14th hole, and he controlled the tournament the rest of the way. Read More »

Koepka cruises to win US Open, first major

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. "Yeah, I mean there's probably not that much that's that interesting to be honest", said Koepka . Fleetwood, who was hoping to become only the third English victor since 1924 after Tony Jacklin (1970) and Justin Rose (2013), began the day in a tie for second with Koepka and made an encouraging start with a birdie from eight feet on the second. Read More »

Sarfraz hails Pakistan bowling display

So I guess this was a bit surprising, but sometimes another team just plays outstandingly well". For Azhar, who has seen the Mardan-born batsman at close quarters during the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Fakhar's progress is no surprise as he explained, "Fakhar and I have not been playing together for long but even in these few games, we have built a good understanding". Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open

As the front nine progressed, it looked increasingly as if it would come down to a question of who would blink first. World number 22 Koepka took a liking to Erin Hills , the Wisconsin course that was criticised by some in the lead-up to the year's second major. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton scores sixth F1 Canadian Grand Prix win

Mercedes-Benz driver - Lewis Hamilton has won the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix and has thus managed to cut short his world driver championship point deficit from 25 to 12 points. Hamilton said working in such a big company like Mercedes mistakes are bound to happen but is happy that they are where they belong at the moment. Read More »

Koepka claims first major title by taming Erin Hills


To do it here, where I played the US Amateur, is pretty special". Koepka won five total events in Europe, where he met his Scottish caddie, Ricky Elliot, and learned to handle windy links courses, similar to the setup at Erin Hills. "I want to go home". My first response to that is I don't believe in moral victories. I'd played so many weeks in a row. So let's hold the talk about being "chill". Read More »

Koepka wins first major

Matsuyama's 66 was the best score on a windy final day, one better than Koepka . He then chipped to a few feet for a straightforward birdie to move to 13 under. He's always been a solid player, and I think now he is starting to realize he's got what it takes. Koepka pulled away on the back nine on Sunday, making three straight birdies from holes 14 to 16. Read More »

Brooks Koepka Wins US Open With Record-Tying Effort


Open . "So to feel as confident as I did on a Sunday of a major and coming down the stretch was pretty neat". "I didn't get my dad a card, so this works". Canada's Adam Hadwin was out in the worst of it and shot an eight-over 80 to finish nine-over for the week. I think Tiger (Woods ) had the best winning percentage of all time at 30 per cent, and you're lucky to even sniff close to 10. Read More »

Koepka caps a record week with title

Tommy Fleetwood grinded all week to finish solo fourth at 11 under. 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 »

'Cristiano is innocent' - Ronaldo in tax row backed by La Liga chief


Accusations of Cristiano Ronaldo failing to pay $16.5 million in taxes have reportedly led to the Portuguese star telling Real Madrid club president Florentino Perez that he is prepared to leave the club. Could Chelsea really get him? "I'm leaving Madrid , I'm determined". I'm sure he's innocent. The claim is that the 32-year-old "felt unloved" at the Bernabeu and "let down by some of the fans who had at times booed him". Read More »

Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev by TKO in highly anticipated rematch

Neither fighter was allowing their opponent to gain a foothold as Ward landed a lightning left hand in the fourth round, while Kovalev was caught with a crisp left hook in the fifth. "You've got to raise your game to the next level and thankfully that's what we did tonight". "Some of you think I lost the fight, but you've got to look at the other side of that coin". Read More »

Penguins sticking with Murray for Game 5


While Fleury followed suit, saying "if they need me, I'll be there". "We're playing really well these four games". "We're going home and we're going to be re-energized". NOTES: The Predators used the same lineup as they did in Game 2 , scratching LW Cody McLeod as well as C Vern Fiddler. Frederick Gaudreau sure is doing his best to earn his own locker with the Nashville Predators with a Stanley Cup Final debut for the ages. Read More »

Old Brooks Koepka anti-LeBron tweet resurfaces

Brian Harman leads at 12 under. Since then, despite his great showing at the majors - he's made the cut in his past 12 appearances, with only one finish outside the top 35 - Koepka has not backed up that victory. "I was kind of, I don't want to say homesick, it was just, exhausted of golf". As Koepka picked up momentum, Harman began to lose steam. Koepka became the third straight American to win the title. Read More »

Boston Celtics: 5 options for pick No. 3 in 2017 NBA Draft

They did something that not many teams do. He is considered a sure-fire top-3 pick but not a consensus No. 1. IN isn't actively shopping their star forward, though it might only be a matter of time until they decide to trade George and avoid losing him for nothing next summer. Read More »

Russian Federation will be prepared to face New Zealand

Portugal's William Carvalho, left, and Mexico's Raul Jimenez fight for the ball during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Sunday, June 18, 2017. Shprygin, who was twice deported from France previous year during Euro 2016, said he had been notified by organisers that his fan-ID, needed to attend matches, had been cancelled. Read More »

Reds select high school phenom Hunter Greene in Major League Baseball draft

John Bosco HS, Bellflower; and Isaiah Paige, Damien HS, La Verne. This Southern California kid with the fast feet, soft glove and budding bat, fair or not, will be forever linked with the Falvey-Levine era in Twins history. "It's an obvious trait he has". As many as seven or eight players were still under consideration for the top selection down to the final 36 hours, Radcliff said, and negotiations were held with several of those candidates. Read More »

US Open 2017: Moving Day madness at Erin Hills

It was 1 over at Medinah in 1990. McIlroy will not be involved over the weekend at Erin Hills after adding a second-round 71 to his opening 78 to sit five over par - well outside the projected cut line. Open history - but lipped out a birdie putt on the 18th to finish with a 65, putting him at 8-under for the tournament and right in the mix. He loved Erin Hills, a course with wide fairways between the knee-high fescue that he figured would allow him to attack. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup: Andre Silva

Two of the top contenders for the Confederations Cup title are meeting early in the tournament, with Portugal and Mexico making their Group A debut on Sunday in Kazan . It is a competition that has yet to capture the football world's imagination, but when Russian Federation 2017 begins Saturday, every continental champion, plus the World Cup winners and host nation, will be attempting to win the trophy, and Ronaldo has admitted that he regards it as a cup he dreams of lifting. Read More »

Koepka captures first major, ties US Open record

After days of being humbled, Erin Hills turned nasty for the U.S. Open's final round as heavy winds pummeled the links-style layout, adding an intriguing wrinkle to the year's second major. Open. Erin Hills never quite shaped up as the exacting, U.S. Open-type course it could have been. But the fairways were generous and the wind that serves as the course's best defense didn't kick up until the end. Read More »

Top 3 miss the cut at US Open

Open . It also put him squarely in the mix to capture his first major. Matsuyama tied a second-round U.S. Open record in relation to par with his seven-under score, and his bogey-free 65 could have been even better. 2 and was just getting going. He was 10 under. "It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", the world number nine said. I've got four weeks off now and I'm looking forward to it very much. Read More »

American Brooks Koepka wins US Open

Justin Thomas shot a record score of a nine-under par 63 in the third round on Saturday. With winds gusting upwards of 30 miles per hour at the start of the day , Koepka birdied each of his first two holes to move to the top of the standings. Read More »

Chelsea ready to appease Conte with Cristiano Ronaldo move — In Focus

A source claims the "outraged" Portugal global "feels great indignation" with all the speculation about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain. "I hope he hasn't chose to leave but if he has already made his mind up, it will be hard to change the situation. Not because they can't pay the money but because they need to offer him the possibility of winning titles and personal awards". Read More »

Brooks Koepla Wins a Record-Setting US Open


The 5-foot-7 Harman said he thrives on playing with what he calls a proverbial chip on his shoulder that dates to when he was a kid playing football. "Couple of these par 5s, I don't even need to hit driver and I can still get there". 14-16 to create plenty of distance between himself and the rest of the field. Teeing off at nearly 3 o'clock central time is just weird for me, because I wake up pretty early. Read More »

Matsuyama making 1 last charge at US Open

Open history. Kite says it looks as if the conditions at Erin Hills "are going to be a lot more challenging", but he doesn't think it will look like what happened 25 years ago. that's really, really good golfing out here today". Dustin Johnson (75-73) after missing the cut on Friday: "If you look at the golf course and you even talk to me, Jason (Day) or Rory, this course sets up flawless for us. Read More »