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Tapwrit Wins the Belmont Stakes

But Ortiz stuck with Tapwrit , and, more importantly, Tapwrit's connections stuck with him. After setting pressured fractions of:23.88, :48.66, 1:14.01, and 1:38.95 through a mile, though, Irish War Cry had enough. The first four finishers all followed a well-worn path: run in the Derby, skip the Preakness and come back fresh for the Belmont. He was the second choice in the morning line at 4-1. Read More »

Rory McIlroy Roasted Steve Elkington on Twitter

The four-time major victor also took time to respond to Australian golfer Steve Elkington , who tweeted: "Rory is so bored playiing golf". The Aussie pro golfer didn't tag McIlroy in the tweet, but said the 2011 U.S. not bad for a "bored" 28 year old. plenty more where that came from" and posted a screenshot of his Wikipedia entry which lists some of his achievements in the game. Read More »

Rory McIlroy not 'bored' with golf following US Open exit

He won't play again until the British Open . Here are the full highlights from Spieth's second round on Friday. Not bad for someone who had to claim one of the 14 qualifying spots at the tough Columbus, Ohio, sectional last week to make it to Wisconsin . Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: 5 players who lived up to expectations


Pakistan are all set to take on arch-rivals India in Champions Trophy 2017 final at The Oval on Sunday, 18 June. On that note, let's take a look at the players who matched expectations. Indian bowlers produced a starring performance as Pakistan were dismissed for a paltry 165 in 39.4 overs. The time difference - India and Pakistan are four hours behind England - will also suit audiences. Read More »

'Team Scalise' unites as lawmaker remains in critical condition

The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding. President Donald Trump sent a video message to the game, highlighting Scalise who remains in critical condition on Thursday after several surgeries. Read More »

Ronaldo silences Madrid critics with 3rd CL title in 4 years


Cristiano Ronaldo just seems to get better and better. "It is hard to say (how long), but we need to enjoy what we are doing and we will see". "This is only a positive thing for the team". He helped Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 last summer, but missed three months of this season after undergoing ankle surgery in November. "I feel like a young boy". Read More »

FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup kicks off in Russia


Hudson is determined the Oceania champions will not go to Russian Federation to make up the numbers, however, as he continues to try and raise the expectations of soccer fans in a country where rugby rules the roost. New Zealand haven't scored in thee of their last five matches and they're up against a Russian side that managed to maintain clean sheets against Ghana, Romania, Turkey, and Hungary since last summer. Read More »

LeBron James Is Glad To Be In Draymond Green's Head


James' comments come on the heels of Draymond Green's , who said it was LeBron who started the NBA's superteam trend when he joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami back in 2010. This could also refer to how quickly the Warriors dismantled LeBron James and his guys at this year's National Basketball Association finals. Together they set a new mark with a 16-1 playoff record, the best in National Basketball Association history. Read More »

Traffic jam at the top at Erin Hills

Schauffele, ranked 352nd in the world, launched his second round with a par after an opening 66 on Thursday. It was the second straight year McIlroy missed the cut at the U.S. Schauffele is playing in his first major championship and is the No. 352 player in the world. "Part of that is just age, and part I'll give credit to Johnny McLaren (his caddie), credit to my wife and my little boy". Read More »

Four tied atop US Open leaderboard after two rounds

The story of the day though was Casey's recovery after racking-up an eight on the par-five-14 and following it up with a bogey on the 16. McIlroy birdied four of his last six holes at Erin Hills on Friday to improve by seven shots on his opening 78, but still missed the cut by four shots . Read More »

Spectator dies at US Open in Wisconsin

Bill Haas played bogey-free in his round of 68 and joined a group at 4-under 140 that included Harris English (69) and Marc Leishman (72). "Yeah, it's a good spot to be in", he said. Daugherty was 1 under going into today, while Niebrugge and Gooch were 1 over. "I just played bad golf", said Day . Garcia, who waited almost two decades to notch his first major title at Augusta, would be halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam should he prevail at Erin Hills. Read More »

LeBron James Says He Didn't Start Superteams in Response to Draymond Green

It didn't take long for Green to fire back with a comment on James' newly shaved head , saying "Them Dubs finally made him go bald!" Frye interjected. After all, it was a confrontation between the two players that led to Green's Game 5 suspension in the 2016 Finals, starting some trash talk and taking the two teams' rivalry to a new level. Read More »

Start of FIFA Confederations Cup is great holiday for Russian Federation - sports minister


Interestingly, Russia are the only side at the tournament whose squad includes all domestic-based players, with five players coming from newly-crowned Russian Premier League team Spartak Moscow . Germany is the top-ranked team in the eight-nation Confederations Cup , at No. 3, but it came to Russian Federation with a second-string squad that has only three players from the team that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Read More »

India final a chance for Sarfraz to create legacy

The defending champions reached their target with 9.5 overs remaining, setting up a final to savor at The Oval on Sunday and one that is sure to be watched by hundreds of millions of fans on TV. Kohli said it was important Rohit was rested especially since recently undergoing hip surgery and then playing the full Indian Premier League with eventual champions Mumbai Indians. Read More »

Lions down Maori All Blacks in Rotorua


Ref watch: South Africa's Jaco Peyper will take charge of next Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks and after all the controversy over Southern Hemisphere refs at scrum time the tourists will be happy with his officiating as they dominated the set-piece. Read More »

'Fit-again' Amir to play Champions Trophy final against India

Sohail created a storm by saying that ODI skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and his boys have no reason to rejoice as they have made it to the final not on the basis of their performance but through "external factors". But Pakistan can draw confidence from the fact that even England were favourites to lift the Cup on March 25, 1992 at the MCG. The match started with India losing the toss and then everything else. Read More »

England Cruise to 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Win over New Zealand


Earlier, Jos Buttler provided a late flourish with a quick-fire unbeaten 61 after Joe Root scored a fluent half-century as England were all out for 310. In the last match against Australia, which was washed off, New Zealand had the upper hand. Sri Lanka's Upal Tharanga received a two-match suspension from the International Cricket Council when his side were similarly tardy against South Africa last weekend. Read More »

How Pakistan Reached the Champions Trophy Final?


Former star batsman Aamer Sohail has backtracked on his comments after his claim that the Pakistan team fixed matches at the ongoing Champions Trophy cricket tournament drew widespread criticism across the country. The New Zealand team even took to wearing "retro" kits and sporting "comedy" facial hair in T20 internationals. "We're taking it as any other game", he added. Read More »

Eoin Morgan unbowed as befuddled England fluff their lines

Moeen Ali was brilliantly caught at deep square leg by Fakhar, Adil Rashid was run out by sub fielder Ahmed Shehzad's direct hit and, when Mark Wood was run out attempting a single to wicketkeeper Sarfraz, it completed a collapse of eight wickets for 83 runs. Read More »

AS Monaco midfielder chooses Chelsea over Manchester clubs


Bakayoko came through the youth ranks of Stade Rennes and made the B team in 2012 before being promoted to the senior team the next year. The 22-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from Monaco in the summer, with Manchester United and Chelsea leading the chase for him. Read More »