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Koepka seizes US Open trophy

Thomas bogeyed three of the first five holes and tied for ninth at 8 under, eight shots out of the lead. "I just won in Japan in November", he said about the Dunlop Phoenix event. On Sunday, he added Erin Hills in Wisconsin to the list - the stop that made all those frequent flier miles worth it. "Yeah, if you had told me I was going to shoot 12 under this year at a U.S. Read More »

Warburton not guaranteed starting spot - Gatland

England coach Eddie Jones said Gatland has resorted to selecting players on the basis of "geographical proximity" rather than ability. Not surprisingly Warren Gatland has copped a fair bit of stick from his fellow countrymen and some friendly fire as well given the controversial additions to the squad from the Wales & Scotland tours. Read More »

Brooks Koepka savours maiden major success at US Open


The Florida native opened the final round 11 under and one shot behind Harman, the 54-hole leader. Justin Thomas , coming off a 9-under 63 that matched the major championship scoring record and was the first 9-under round at a U.S. But at the same time, I don't feel as though I lost a golf tournament. So it was a lot of kind of laying around and just trying to stay off the phone and try to stay away from reading stuff just because there are so many things out there that are being said or ... Read More »

Four players share lead at halfway point of US Open

Fowler , meanwhile, entered the round with a one-shot lead over Casey and Xander Schauffele , who is now in the group at 5 under. Fellow Australian Adam Scott is stalling in his attempt to claw back into the tournament, stumbling with a double-bogey at his 10th hole to drop to three-over. Read More »

Golfer Koepka wins his first major at US Open

Among his not-quite-good-enough moments was a 2016 playoff loss to Sergio Garcia in the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship. It was at the U.S. Open three years ago, when Koepka tied for fourth that helped earn a PGA Tour card, and he powered his way from obscurity to his first PGA Tour victory in Phoenix, his first Ryder Cup team last fall and now a major championship. Read More »

Yachting: New Zealand make fast start in America's Cup final


The 37-year-old Australian skipper of Oracle Team USA will take on all comers, whether its from behind the wheel of his fast catamaran in the Americas Cup, in a boxing ring or via lethal mind games at news conferences. They had enough of an advantage to hit the line well ahead. "We feel we have got just as much chance to win this and we're going to do everything we can". Read More »

Bayern dismiss 'duck of the day' Ronaldo rumours


It is sent and printed, tweaked and posted. Digital technology means news is spread with great speed, but sometimes stories come out that are simply not true. Bayern's Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had this to say: "We're used to being the subject of intense transfer speculation during transfer windows". Read More »

Tottenham striker Kane targeting 50 goals next season


Despite being hampered by injury, Kane managed to bag 29 goals in 30 Premier League appearances to pick up his second Golden Boot in as many years. "It's been a very good year this year, plenty still to work on and improve on". 'This is a moment for our players to enjoy their holidays and try to recharge the batteries but for us, we're thinking about starting the season in the best condition. Read More »

HWL semi-final: India hammer Pakistan 7-1


Gonzalo Peillat scored four times from penalty corners with the South Americans pulling away after the score was locked at 2-2. In the absence of key players like Rupinderpal Singh, India's young backline, led by Harmanpreet Singh , has displayed gritty performances and conceded just two goals. Read More »

Ex-Chelsea star Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese league


The playmaker's actions appeared deliberate as he booted the ball at players on the halfway line. Players from both sides became involved in an episode of pushing and shoving which resulted in the sending off of one player from each side, but the Brazilian midfielder escaped with any punishment. Read More »

Celtic FC target Patrick Roberts wanted by Huddersfield Town FC

The England U20 global played a pivotal role in the Celtic unbeaten season in the SPL a year ago, scoring an impressive nine goals during the league campaign. The lure of the Champions League should count in Celtic's favour, while the rapport he has built up with the Parkhead faithful will make it hard for him to head elsewhere, if Celtic's bid matches that of the other clubs. Read More »

PGA: Casey in US Open mix

Open. Those golfers are Paul Casey , Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka . Sky Sports will be showing live TV coverage... All it took was a 9-under 63, the lowest round to par in a major long known as the toughest test in golf. Read More »

Eoin Morgan: England did not lose to Pakistan because of over confidence


Mohammad Hafeez (R) and Babar Azam walks back to the pavilion after Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final cricket match between England and Pakistan . it was quite tough". Don't forget the win over Australia at Edgbaston last Saturday. But on arrival in Wales, they found requirements were very different. Read More »

Pakistan media hails win against India

Speaking after the match, Sarfraz said he never expected to win the title after losing to India by 124 runs in their opening match. Bollywood stars were quick to celebrate India victory as well as loss at the same time. All the credit goes to the entire team , they all worked really hard, ? the Pakistan captain said. "I am saddened, agitated, angry...we had lot of expectations (from the Indian Cricket team )", Tiwari spoke to media, while wondering how the team with experienced ... Read More »

Zidane Can Stay in Real Madrid for Life: Club President Perez


Bale, who agreed to a new deal in October lasting until 2022 worth £350,000 a week, was adamant that he wants to remain at Real. Real Madrid have achieved the impossible. From there the squad headed to the club's Santiago Bernabeu where a capacity 81,000 fans are expected for further celebrations, including a lights show and firework display. Read More »

Four-way tie in Memphis

The American shot a bogey-free four-under-par 66 to emerge on top of a crowded leaderboard at TPC Southwind. Berger was 10 under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Charl Schwartzel and Whee Kim. What was left was an awkward 25-foot chip to save par. His play off the tee and on the greens was mundane throughout Friday's round, but he continued to put himself in good position with his approach shots, avoiding any serious trouble in good scoring conditions. Read More »

US Open: Tommy Fleetwood enjoys experience of contending at a major


After his second shot found the bunker, Koepka made an impressive shot to set up a short birdie putt to provide him with a two-stroke lead. Koepka channeled some of his Ryder Cup moxie (where he went 3-1 as a rookie) to leapfrog all challengers to hoist the trophy, and he did everything he needed to on the Sunday of the U.S. Read More »

Koepka wins 117th US Open


Open past year. Little-known American golfer Brooks Koepka won the 117th U.S. Open championship Sunday for his first major title at the age of 27. Tommy Fleetwood finished fourth, five shots back and one ahead of Rickie Fowler , Bill Haas and Xander Schauffele (SHOW'-flee). "It gives you a good grounding", Fleetwood said. Read More »

India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017: Historic victory, says Sarfraz Ahmed


India was never in the hunt with the bat, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both back in the sheds within 16 balls to leave the innings in tatters at 2-6. The last time Pakistani openers scored more than 100 runs prior to the fall of the first wicket in two consecutive matches was in 2003. 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. Read More »

Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021


Florentino Perez will stay on as Real Madrid president until 2021, the European champions announced in a statement today after no other candidates presented a bid to rival the incumbent before Sunday's deadline. The electoral board also ratified that Fernando Fernandez Tapias, Eduardo Fernandez de Blas and Pedro Lopez Jimenez will continue as Perez's vice presidents. Read More »

Arthur eager for World XI visit to Pakistan after Champions Trophy triumph


Fakhar Zaman couldn't resist the length ball outside off stump, so he poked at it and only nicked it. A decade on from a spell as a trainee in the Pakistan navy, it has been plain-sailing for Fakhar at the start of his global voyage. "Despite losing early wickets we were looking for a big partnership to set up the game nicely". When India began its chase of 339 and wickets started to tumble, leaving the team tottering at 54/5, it was like the bad old times. Read More »

Brooks Koepka ties tournament-record score 16-under to win US Open

Open at Erin Hills. "That's awesome", Koepka said. "It was really cool". Japan's Hideki Matsuyama started the final round six shots off the lead but by the end of day was just one off the lead after carding a sensation six-under par 66 to finish in tie for second behind Brooks Koepka . Read More »

Mayweather vs McGregor happening on August 26


The 12-round fight will be fought at 154 pounds and will mark a return to the ring for Mayweather after an nearly two-year layoff. One would therefore assume that the fight will take place according to the rules of boxing . However, "The Notorious" Conor McGregor has defied all odds to become the champion he is today. Creamfields has announced that they will be screening the historic fight at the festival this year as the fight falls on one of their dates. Read More »

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz thrilled with emphatic turnaround

Team India skipper Virat Kohli defended Hardik Pandya when quizzed about his unfortunate dismissal in the final against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Special arrangements were made to broadcast the final live in community halls, cinemas and parks across Pakistan . "When the game is on the line, the more he performs, the more amped up he gets". Read More »