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Buddies Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas feeling bummed out after final round

Open; and Danny Willett and Day were 28. Of those, Fowler and Thomas were the ones most likely. He came into the U.S. Open with one Ryder Cup appearance under his belt, and three top-five finishes in majors. I'd played so many weeks in a row. If you look at the negatives too much, you're going to be stuck doing that the whole time", he rationalized.
"You have to measure success in different ways, not just by winning, just because that doesn't happen a whole lot. Read More »

Pacquiao-Horn bout to be shown live on ESPN in the US

Calling the fight from ringside for ESPN are Joe Tessitore, Teddy Atlas and Timothy Bradley, Jr., who has faced Pacquiao in the ring three times. "It's going to be an unbelievable event", Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN . ESPN's coverage of "The Battle of Brisbane" will begin June 30 with live SportsCenter coverage of the Pacquiao-Horn weigh-in during the 7 p.m. ET telecast. Read More »

Koepka enjoys 'amazing' US Open win

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Koepka carded a closing 67 to finish 16 under par, matching the tournament scoring record set by Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011. He opened with a pair of tap-in birdies and putted for birdie on every hole but the par-3 13th. "You need to play smart". I'm nearly at a loss for words. Below Harman on 12 under, three players are exhausted on 11 under - Thomas, Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood . Read More »

Former FSU star Brooks Koepka ties record in US Open win

Tommy Fleetwood (72) finished in solo fourth. Brooks Koepka broke open a tight tournament with three straight birdies on the 14th through 16th holes and won the U.S. And that I'll win if I stay patient and just keep doing what I'm doing. After his birdie at 14, Koepka wasn't aware of Harman's bogey back at 13. Read More »

US Open snippets from fourth round at Erin Hills

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Open title at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin. Third-round leader Brian Harman had a share of the lead well into the afternoon until making back-to-back bogeys at hole Nos. Koepka and Johnson even train and hang out together. "And I felt like I put myself in contention so many times", Koepka said. But he said the wind wreaked havoc with his putts, blowing them off line and putting him in spots where "getting kind of the right gust at the right time was kind of key". Read More »

Long Road: Koepka's journey now includes US Open title

The 28-year-world number nine got off to a flying start on Thursday with a seven-under-par 65 but saw his momentum falter on Friday with one-over-par 73. If the wind and storms had blown through as expected, the scores would undoubtedbly been reflected. For the first time since the OWGR began in 1986, a Japanese player is now ranked the second best golfer in the world. Read More »

Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Francona felt ill late in Tuesday's 7-5 loss and did not meet with reporters afterward. There was no immediate word following the game on Francona's condition. Batting from the left side of the plate, Ramirez hit a hanging breaking ball on a 2-2 count over the wall, but the Dodgers had an answer in the form of a four-run eighth inning. Read More »

Pakistan beat India by 180 runs

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India may be ahead against Pakistan in ICC tournaments by an 8-2 margin, but in all ODI tournament finals, Pakistan holds a 6-2 edge in the head-to-head battle against India. "The 1992 World Cup win gave us a new generation of match winners and this win ranks very close to that". 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. Read More »

Capturing the US Open

But he started the day six shots out of the lead. Although he was disappointed to have only managed an even-par 72 during the final-round, it was Fleetwood's first experience of being in contention in a major and he was keen to learn from it. Read More »

Arsenal to loan Takuma Asano back to Stuttgart?

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German publication Bild have claimed that the Japan worldwide has not obtained a work permit because he hasn't played enough games over the past two years, so he will remain at Stuttgart for another season. Speaking shortly after bringing the youngster to the club last summer, Arsene Wenger said: "Takuma is a talented young striker and very much one for the future". Read More »

Video review causing confusion for FIFA in World Cup trials

Playing in the tournament for the first time, Russian Federation were on the front foot and had two early chances cleared off the line in the opening 10 minutes. It wasn't long before Russian Federation had the lead, and it came courtesy of an own goal by Michael Boxall. "A huge amount of preparatory work has been done", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters yesterday. Read More »

Tables turned as Pakistan crush rivals India in final

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Hasan Ali drew inspiration from his fellow fast bowler to take three wickets and, supported by tigerish fielding which has not always been a feature of Pakistan cricket teams, they bowled out India for 158 to win the trophy for the first time. Read More »

India will learn from final loss, says Virat Kohli

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The fact remained that a fully red-hot Pakistan team, the sentimental favourites for all that they are going through for inability to play at home, was the better team on the day and deserved to win the tournament. "Credit to everyone for standing up and showing that resilience and reaching the finals - (but) we were outplayed in all departments. We can not take anyone lightly but they were more intense and passionate on the day", Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony, as ... Read More »

Champions Trophy: Hardik Pandya Hits Fastest Half-Century In ICC Tournament Finals

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They came into the final against India at the Oval as the outsiders and when India won the toss and made a decision to chase it was felt like Pakistan would need to post close to 350 to just have a chance. With 338 on the board, a fit Mohammad Aamer , in-form Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali, and the teenage wonder Shadab Ali, the odds favoured Pakistan when they walked out to defend in the high-pressure clash. Read More »

Saudi Arabia decline to line up for minute's silence for London attack

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A spokesman for Football Federation Australia had a different take - the request was technically granted, although the Saudis would not take part in a foreign custom. Australia face a must-win qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Adelaide today if they are to keep alive their direct qualification hopes for next year's World Cup Finals. Read More »

All Blacks great Meads impressed by Lions rally

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Welshmen Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davis and Tomas Francis joined the side on Saturday. All six additions have been named on the Lions' bench for Tuesday's clash against the Chiefs in Hamilton , to keep the front-line stars fresh for Saturday's first Test against New Zealand. Read More »

Ronaldo makes agent plea to force dream Man Utd return

Ronaldo is enjoying a stellar 12 months in which he guided Real Madrid to back-to-back Champions League titles as well as helping Portugal win their first major worldwide tournament. Which clubs can afford Ronaldo? Cristiano published his brief comment the day after Real Madrid confirmed in an official statement its "full confidence" in the player. Read More »

Team India skipper Virat Kohli shows spirit of cricket, congratulates Pakistan

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Sunday, June 18, 2017 . " Pakistan had a dream run in the tournament, but doubts remained over its ability to tackle the pressures of an India game, let alone that of a final". "All hail the champs", the English-language Express Tribune headlined its lead front page story. Fakhar brought up his maiden century in his fourth one-day global by muscling a sweep of Ashwin for his 12th boundary. Read More »

Nadal pulls out of Queen's Club tournament

Nadal wore a $750,000 Richard Mille watch in the process of sweeping Stan Wawrinka in the French Open men's final, which is something you can only do if you're worth an estimated $140 million . Federer is a little ahead by winning 18 tournaments. However, Nadal did play down his chances of triumphing at the All England Club by suggesting much would depend on how his knees would respond to playing on grass, with more questions now raised over his fitness for the third Grand Slam of ... Read More »

Roomies Fowler, Thomas fizzle at US Open

Open's final round on Sunday as heavy winds pummeled the layout, adding an intriguing wrinkle to the year's second major. Time certainly remains on Fowler's side. "So let's pick one side or the other here". NOTES: Scottie Scheffler , who plays collegiately for the University of Texas, was the top amateur finisher at 287 for the tournament with a Sunday round of 73. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins US Open to secure first-ever major championship

The buddies who shared a house near Erin Hills also shared the misery during a wind-swept final round in which they never got themselves into the mix. Open , birdied his last hole for a 69 to tie for fifth at 10-under 268 along with Bill Haas (69) and Rickie Fowler (72), who was poised at yet another major to win only to fall back. Read More »

Champions League: Celtic draw Linfield or La Fiorita in second qualifying round

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Northern Irish side Linfield have set up a potential Champions League second-round clash with Glasgow Celtic , following the draw for the preliminary rounds on Monday. The veteran midfielder, who won four European Cups during his time at the Camp Nou, also feels Celtic should be aiming for progression to the last 16 in this year's competition. Read More »

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 »