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76ers and Celtics close to swapping picks in the 2017 Draft


The players featured in the photo are all talented, and more importantly, all conceivably available with the third overall pick in the draft, which the Celtics would presumably receive from Philadelphia if the deal were to go down. In his lone year at Washington, Fultz led the PAC-12 in scoring at 23.3 points per game. The Sixers may have some competition though. If the Celtics aren't high on Fultz, they will be able to still select a great player with the 2 overall pick, and also add Randle ... Read More »

Rickie Fowler makes three straight bogeys, falls out of US Open lead


Open . Day fell back when it took him three chips from behind the green at No. 4 to get it on the putting surface, leading to the first of his two triple bogeys. If only he had hit the fairways. Reed is at his best when he can attack. The last time Day missed a cut in a major was the 2012 PGA Championship, just a month after his son was born. Read More »

Casey looks to reel in Fowler

And at this U.S. Open, he showed how a quick recovery is never too far away. After three birdies on the back, he still finished +2 on the back after two bogeys and a triple. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. Newly branded as the "ultimate test in golf", the U.S. Open has always been famed for its toughness and Erin Hills was expected to add to that hard-man reputation. Read More »

McIlroy trying to make up ground at US Open

Open record set in 1990 at Medinah. At Erin Hills , Day , now ranked No. 3 in the world, stands to miss the weekend rounds after going 7-over, a score compounded by triple bogeys on Nos. Casey said he would not change his approach as he pursues his first major in his 53rd attempt. "Show up for the last six holes, anyway", McIlroy said. Read More »

How Paul Casey survived a classic US Open debacle

And it doesn't stop there. He kept it in the short grass, the secret to Erin Hills that wouldn't appear to be that hard with some of the widest fairways for this major. It was super soft at Congressional in 2011 when McIlroy set the 54-hole record (199) and 72-hole record (268) in an eight-shot victory. His total of 154 equaled his worse two-round total at a major, matching his first two rounds at The Open in 2013. Read More »

French Open Roundup | Nadal and Djokovic enter quarter-finals; Muguruza knocked out


Speaking to Reuters , Djokovic said , "Everything will progress the same in terms of my plans for Wimbledon and I will try to go there with family, and of course be conscious. While it took Basilashvili 12 games and 49 minutes just to claim a single game - which spectators greeted with a roar as he stood motionless and straight-faced - Schwartzman not only took the second game of his match against Djokovic, he grabbed the opening set, too. Read More »

Chapman's 1st hit leads Athletics to 7-6 win over Yankees

Right now our bullpen's been in a little bit of disarray. Judge went to the opposite field with a three-run shot in the third, immediately after the A's had taken their 4-0 lead an inning earlier. The Yankees also placed right-hander Adam Warren on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and optioned right-hander Giovanny Gallegos to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Read More »

Fowler happy with momentum despite 73

After tying for 45th at the Memorial last month, Matsuyama arrived at Erin Hills on a downturn in a topsy-turvy season. Willett, who pulled out before the start of his second round, was heading towards the Erin Hills exit anyway after an opening round 81. Read More »

Eusebio di Francesco: Former Roma midfielder returns as boss


Di Francesco also expressed his happiness returning to the club. Luciano Spalletti hopes Roma can be reunited around new boss Eusebio Di Francesco after admitting he played a divisive role around Francesco Totti's departure. We won't change our way of playing just because the stakes are higher. He was not prepared to promise the Serie A title, however. Clearly, the club is working to get to the top of European football. Read More »

Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard


Casey started the second round just one shot behind Rickie Fowler , and he tied Fowler briefly with a birdie on the par-4 11th hole before dropping a shot on the 12th. "I started to let it go a little bit on the back nine and showed what I can do". It looked as though the season's second major would be a continuation of recent weeks for the Canadian, in which his game feels good but the results aren't there. Read More »

Battered Lions opt for new captain Jones

Gatland, a New Zealander, has welcomed the fact that most of his team's opponents, not just the All Blacks, will perform the haka. Gatland's comments were met with derision in many quarters. The Super Rugby competition leaders feature an all All Blacks tight five with another All Black prop and lock on the bench. Replacements: B Funnell, W Crockett, M Alaalatoa, Q unusual, J Brown, M Drummond, M Hunt, T Bateman. Read More »

Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Golden State Warriors title

It is a business. But that's, think about our team - if we were built like Cleveland, and we had Kyle Korver and [Channing] Frye and [Kevin] Love, that makes flawless sense. I'll have that mindset, KD's going to have that mindset, I know Dre, Shaun, all the guys that are up for negotiating a new contract. "But we'll see what happens when that time comes". Read More »

Champions Trophy: Eoin Morgan wants England to knock Australia out

The victor will progress to the semi-finals if England , who have already qualified from Group A, beat Australia in the section's final match at Edgbaston on Saturday. "A credit to the way England bowled", Williamson said. We come into this tournament full of confidence. Though wickets fell at regular intervals, England posed a score of over 300 for the 23 time since the 2015 World Cup - during which they suffered an embarrassing eight-wicket defeat to New Zealand on their way to a ... Read More »

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight confirmed

But UFC president White says McGregor - who has never boxed professionally - has the power to hand the former five-weight world champion his first ever loss. Many fighters and fans have heaped criticism on the event, which is seen as a huge mismatch despite the fact it is expected to generate around £75m for each fighter. Read More »

Greens at Erin Hills starting to firm up

Playing partner Jason Day was also six over and 13 shots off the lead held by American Rickie Fowler , who was among the later starters. And it doesn't stop there. It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions - mainly, soft conditions - low scores don't distract from the tournament. Hit greens. Make a few putts. Read More »

Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2

Jason Day followed up a 79 in the first round with a 75 in round two, Rory McIlroy was always up against it after a 78 on Thursday and although he shot one under on Friday he was well short of the cut. He was scheduled to start the second round at 2:36 p.m. Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood , playing together, were tied for fourth at 6 under. "My best friend has caddied for me for six or seven years", said Champ. Read More »

Leishman in touch in US Open second round

Open record last matched the day before by Adam Hadwin. Taking the long walk to sign his card, he looked back at the rain-softened course and mild breeze and said wistfully, "You won't get a better day for scoring". He kept it in the short grass, the secret to Erin Hills that wouldn't appear to be that hard with some of the widest fairways for this major. "Having a win this year at Honda, being in contention at majors in the past, and having The PLAYERS win has definitely done a lot for ... Read More »

Casey rides rollercoaster up US Open leaderboard

A day after Rickie Fowler's 7-under opening round, that same score is still leading but it's shared by four players - not including Fowler , who shot a 1-over 73 to sit one back. He won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011, but missed the cut at Oakmont past year following rounds of 77 and 71. A rattled Casey added another bogey at the 15th to extend his miserable run before hitting back with birdies at 17 and 18. Read More »

Fowler leads US Open at Erin Hills

At first glance, Erin Hills may look more like a British Open course than a U.S. Open venue. "So if you've got 50 or 60 yards to hit into and you're complaining about the fescue that's wider than that, I don't think that's an issue". Japan's Satoshi Kodaira was making the biggest move of the day, opening with back-to-back birdies and adding two more at 11 and 12 to reach three-under for the championship, four back of the pacesetters. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel 'a bit unfortunate' with opening lap contact

In Q1, it was clearly "game on" for the leading teams, as Hamilton had forecast on Friday, and he went top with his second flying lap in 1:12.692 before Bottas trimmed that time by 0.007 seconds. "It has been smooth", Hamilton said. That sent Vettel near the back of the field on a suboptimal strategy, after which he spent a little over half the race distance working his way up to sixth place. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden


There have been 114 meetings between the countries but none have ended as dramatically. Incredibly, within two minutes it was Gordon Strachan's side who were ahead as Griffiths curled another lovely free-kick beyond the England wall. The draw means England's cushion at the top of Group F has been narrowed to two points. As a manager that was hard work. "It was like a middleweight boxer fighting a heavyweight, they kept getting hit". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid


This is in contrast with Ronaldo's statements on several occasions in the past, when he emphasised that he wants to retire at the club. Off The Ball's European football correspondent Graham Hunter joined Ger Gilroy to shed light on what's going on and the wider issues at play, like the sense of Ronaldo missing the way in which Man United looked after him. Read More »

India thrash Pakistan by 124 runs in Champions Trophy


Although the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan had a slow start, they put on an assured 136-run stand before the latter was dismissed for 68. And the way he batted was the way only he can strike the ball, hitting low full tosses for fours and sixes, and even digging out yorkers for fours was outstanding. Read More »

NBA champ Warriors give Oakland something to celebrate

And he said , "I'm just not - I just wasn't focused", he said. "This is the best job in the world". But Iguodala told Amick that ultimately the team would follow their leader, Stephen Curry . "First of all, if everybody wanted Steph, he would have been the No. 1 pick", Durant said. "They want to talk about super team this, super team that". Read More »