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Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open

The U.S. Open got underway on Thursday at Erin Hills golf course in Erin, Wis ., with Rickie Fowler closing the day atop the leaderboard with a 7-under-par 65. "I was hoping and praying if I could get the same kind of conditions, and hoping and praying I would be half as good as Rickie Fowler". Compatriot Lee Westwood, seeking a first major title at the 77th attempt, was a shot behind after carding five birdies and a double bogey in his first nine holes, with Ernie Els on two under ... Read More »

Blimp at US Open golf tourney crashes in Wisconsin

Fowler was the pick of the morning starters at Erin Hills, capitalising on softened greens and a lack of wind early in the day to fire seven birdies in a bogey-free round. Then hitting a cut 5-iron and staying disciplined to the middle of the green and hitting my numbers. He three-putted from 23 feet. He has not been very good at this tournament in recent memory. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Eoin Morgan says no home advantage for beaten England

Pakistan booked their place in the Champions Trophy final with a crushing eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff yesterday. Morgan pointed to his side failing to adapt to a slow, low pitch that was used 48 hours earlier when Pakistan won their final group game against Sri Lanka - something he felt brought their eighth-ranked opponents into contention. Read More »

Qatar Airways urges United Nations action to declare Gulf 'blockade' against carrier 'illegal'

Speaking after diplomatic meetings in Paris , Al Thani said Qatar is ready to negotiate anything "related to the collective security of the Gulf countries" but insisted that Qatari foreign policy is not open to debate. The three Arab Gulf countries also ordered Qatari nationals to leave within 14 days, while Saudi, UAE and Bahraini citizens were also given the same timeframe to leave Qatar. Read More »

Warriors claim they haven't decided whether to go to the White House

The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years Monday night. The down-on-its-luck city that always seems to take a back seat to San Francisco gets to celebrate Thursday in a parade and rally for the beloved hometown team and its second National Basketball Association title in three years. Read More »

Oakland celebrates Warriors with festive parade

Thursday and taking public transportation is encouraged. The Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers in five games in the Finals. CNBC's Josh Brown, among others, said he'd seen reports the Warriors had unanimously voted to skip the White House visit. Read More »

MLB Draft: Reds take super prospect Hunter Greene with second overall pick

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Outfield signee Quentin Holmes also went in the second round to the Cleveland Indians with the 64th overall pick. They took Joe Mauer in 2001 the only other time they held the No. Atlanta selected Vanderbilt right-hander Kyle Wright - who grew up a Braves fan - with the No. 5 pick, looking to augment a large stable of touted arms already in the team's farm system. Read More »

Sights & Sounds From Golden State's Championship Parade

Last year Riley wasn't seen much as the Warriors lost to the Cavs in the NBA Finals after leading the series 3-1, taking a backseat to the adorable daughter of Cleveland star LeBron James . The Cavs are still more equipped than anyone to defeat the Warriors , having done it once before while reaching the Finals in each of the last three seasons. Read More »

Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead

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Three minutes later Jake Guentzel scored the victor and Nick Bonino scored an empty net goal. They thought they scored the first goal only to have it waved off following a coach's challenge. The Predators rallied to tie before Guentzel's go-ahead goal with 3:17 remaining put the Penguins ahead to stay. Sullivan promoted Bryan Rust to play on the first line with Conor Sheary and Sidney Crosby. Read More »

Indonesia Open: Prannoy beats Lee Chong Wei

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Saina was beaten by Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 15-21, 21-6, 16-21 in a marathon match of over one hour while fourth seed Sindhu was outplayed by Beiwen Zhand of the U.S. "Chong Wei reacted too slow and found it hard to get into the game". Jorgensen then won two straight points to go up 9-7 before world No. 14 Srikanth fought back to make it 9-9, the Indian leading 11-10 at the changeover. Read More »

Nintendo E3 2017 Press Conference Details

Capping the press conference barrage is Nintendo's , which starts at 9 a.m. PDT/12 noon EDT. The new range of accessories for Nintendo Switch will be available to try at the snakebyte booth at E3 2017 , located in OFMR 8109, Concourse Hall. Read More »

50 years today since the start of the 1967 Middle East War

Roughly 500,000 Israelis now live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel occupied the territories in 1967. Diana Buttu, a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and former adviser to the negotiating committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, says Israeli settlers are intent on preventing a Palestinian state. Read More »

Pinch-hitter Chisenhall drives in 5 for Indians

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Chisenhall sent a 1-0 pitch from Stripling over the fence in right center field for a three-run homer and a 8-4 lead. Right-hander Austin Jackson was due to hit, but it was a good spot for a left-handed pinch-hitter such as Chisenhall. You might get a fastball by him, but he's taking so many good swings. Cleveland manager Terry Francona didn't have second baseman Jason Kipnis (stiff neck) or Michael Brantley, who was with his wife, Melissa, as the couple is expecting its fourth child. Read More »

Florida State Duo Highlights Day Two Of MLB Draft

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Whether or not it's the first time Martin, 73, wins a national title, this season's road to Omaha may be the most memorable. "That was certainly a big lift for us and we never let up from there". The majority of that was done by Cole Sands , who threw three innings on the night. The senior right-hander, who was the first of seven Bearkats pitchers, allowed five hits along with having three walks, three strikeouts and three hit batters. Read More »

Islanders to return to Nassau Coliseum for 1 preseason game

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An internal report in January revealed that the Barclays Center - also home to the Nets - would stand to make more money without the Islanders as a tenant. Ledecky and Malkin likely arewaiting for the state to open up a window of Request for Proposal (RFP) to submit a plan to build a new arena next to Belmont Park race track. Read More »

Warriors Win Second NBA Title in Three Years

The Golden State Warriors had an fantastic championship parade in 2015. " You got to call Kevin Durant a champ now", sidekick Stephen Curry said . I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. "I've never seen nobody like him". He made fewer than 37 percent of his shots in five postseason games, while James , Durant and Curry combined for just four such performances in this year's playoffs. Read More »

Steph Curry says he doesn't want to visit the White House

In the third straight #Nba Finals that these teams have played each other, the victor was finally able to celebrate the championship on their home court. Superteam? No, we just work extremely well together. He described himself as a Warriors fan since elementary school. Teams haven't been able to solve Warriors' forward Draymond Green . Read More »

How to watch Thursday's Congressional baseball game

Even President Donald Trump , who rode to the White House on a road of division, rightly called for unity . "How dare they say such a thing?" The California Democrat notes that she herself is now featured in millions of dollars of attack ads running in a Georgia House district where there's a hard-fought special election next week. Read More »

I'm staying at Atletico, insists Griezmann

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The France global said he had made a decision to stay at the Spanish side after discussing with his sporting advisor Eric Olhats . Atletico, together with city rivals Real Madrid , were in July 2016 banned from registering players for two transfer windows and also fined. Read More »

Pilot hurt as blimp crashes at US Open

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Asked if he would have taken a 67 at the start of the day, Fleetwood added: "I wouldn't have moved. We might have a pillow-fight putting contest, just to see if we can spark anything". For all the time he spent in the hay, Johnson was most irritated with his putter. He made the turn at four-under 32 and ended the round with a flourish with a birdie at the par-five last. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open

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He took the sole second place on the all-time list among men's players for most Grand Slam titles won with his 15th trophy of career. The 31-year-old needed barely two hours to run his career total to 15 Grand Slam singles titles - three fewer than rival Roger Federer . Read More »

Ozuna HR starts comeback as Marlins beat A's 11

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The Marlins are only six games under.500, as they've won 13 of their last 19 games. Manager Don Mattingly said he used to worry when opponents took the lead on his Miami Marlins . "I don't answer those questions right after the game", Melvin said. Gossett reached in the fourth on an infield single , his first major league hit and the first by Athletics pitchers in their past 27 at-bats over two seasons. Read More »

Finals MVP Kevin Durant exits vehicle to properly celebrate with fans

That stung ever since, and even Durant understood, because he gave up the same lead to the Warriors a round earlier with Oklahoma City. In Game 5, King James scored 41 points, 13 rebounds, and eight assists. Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries. West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received techs after a replay review. After averaging 11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.5 blocks and 0.5 steals in the 2015 postseason, Antetokounmpo posted 24.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.0 ... Read More »

Premier League 2017-18 fixtures: Chelsea host Burnley on opening day

Chelsea can pickup most points before the Christmas break when they come up against Swansea, Newcastle , West Ham , Huddersfield and Southampton . Manchester City have tricky matches in their run in to claim the premier league title against Everton, Manchester United (December 9) and Spurs. Arsenal go to Stamford Bridge on September 16th to face Chelsea , and the Gunners face Manchester City (away) and North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur (home) back-to-back on November 4th and ... Read More »