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Out-of-sorts McIlroy set to miss the cut

However, back-to-back bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes dropped him back to even-par for the day ."The course is, I would say, a few shots harder than it was (Thursday)", Stricker said. The U.S. Open has had eight amateur winners (five players ), most recently John Goodman in 1933. He opened Thursday with a 9-over 81. That's what happened as Stricker made it exactly on the cut line. Read More »

Pakistan wants to change the myth of India defeats

Miandad said that both India and Pakistan have an equal chance of clinching the final of the Champions Trophy . Someone has helped you win the game. "India is our nation and therefore we will pray for its win", he added. What impressed Arthur after the India result were the players' honest appraisals, the sign of a maturity that wasn't in the side a year ago. However, in terms of averages and economy rates , Pakistan are the best bowling team in these overs, conceding only 29.33 runs per ... Read More »

Champions Trophy final: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir returns to training


His 96 not out saw Kohli end the match with almost 10 overs to spare by hitting a four off Sabbir Rahman. In the semi-final, Amir was replaced by Rumman Raees, another left-arm fast bowler who made his ODI debut in the match; he shared the new ball with Junaid Khan and took 2 for 44 in Pakistan's eight-wicket victory. Read More »

Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

The 32-year-old Real Madrid superstar's build-up to the tournament in Russian Federation has been overshadowed after he was this week accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax through offshore companies. Read More »

Pakistan ready to shock India in Champions Trophy final


While India's majority of the runs in the tournament have been scored by the top three, Pakistan have relied on their bowling attack to bring oppositions to their knees. His 96 not out saw Kohli end the match with almost 10 overs to spare by hitting a four off Sabbir Rahman. The Delhi lad Gautam Gambhir's master-class innings of 75 runs from just 54 balls helped India to post a total of 157 in 20 overs. Read More »

Marcin Tybura Gives Andrei Arlovski His Fifth Loss In A Row


As Arlovski alternated between giving up his back and returning Tybura to full mount, the Polish fighter continued to land hammerfists and elbows that bloodied Arlovski around his left eye, but he couldn't find the finish. Arlovski desperately tries to hold Tybura close to him but is unable to. He landed some shots as the round came to an end. Both men are out of it as the bell rings to end the round. Read More »

Dustin Johnson misses cut at US Open — Major Surprise

And despite carding four birdies in his last six holes for a 71 on Friday, the four-time major victor saw his own pre-event prediction come true, having said on Tuesday that anyone who could not hit the wide fairways "might as well pack your bags and go home". Read More »

Pakistan team's message to the nation after beating England


This will be the first time India and Pakistan will contest a Champions Trophy final and Kohli said expectations are bound to be sky high, but pressure is one thing his team has learnt to live with. By the time Kohli came in, however, India were well on their way to chasing down a modest victory target of 265 thanks to a brisk opening partnership of 87 between Sharma and left-hander Shikhar Dhawan, who made 46. Read More »

Start of Confed Cup is great holiday for Russia: Sports minister

President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that hosts and underdogs Russian Federation will "make our football fans happy" in the upcoming Confederations Cup . In attack they have inconsiderable talents of Alan Dzagoev, Artem Dzyuba, and Aleksandr Kokorin, they have more than enough firepower against New Zealand . Read More »

Confederations Cup Preview: teams and star players

The Russians are the favorites to win this match and take control of Group A. They are the organizer country - Russia , the world champion of 2014 - Germany, the winner of the Asian Cup 2015 - Australia , the winner of the America's Cup - Chile , the winner of the game between the holders of "Gold Cup 2013" and "Gold Cup 2015" - Mexico , the winner of Oceania Cup - New Zealand , the European champion in 2016 and the winner of the African Nations Cup 2017 - the national team of ... Read More »

Holy Blackbeard! Here's that epic bat signal tribute to Adam West


Speaking at the event Ward said: 'He was a great family man, a wonderful husband, a wonderful father to his kids, he loved humanity and he loved his fans. Jude Children's Research Hospital . LA Police Chief Charles Beck also took part in the tribute along with some special guests. "We don't have him here physically, but let me tell ya, I think we've got him here spiritually", Ward continued. Read More »

Grading Davy Klaassen's transfer to Everton from Ajax


Barkley is a reported target of Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham, while both Manchester clubs have been linked in the past, but Stubbs, who made 149 Premier League appearances for Everton, claims the 23-year-old will sign for Arsene Wenger in the close season. Read More »

Pakistan ready to ´change history´ against India


England was never given the opportunity to score freely, and it was an exemplary display of disciplined one-day bowling from Pakistan . The final is defending champion India's fourth in the last eight global tournaments. England skipper Eoin Morgan had opined that Pakistan had an advantage as they had played their last game in Group B against Sri Lanka on the very same pitch just two days before meeting the hosts. Read More »

Real Madrid back Cristiano Ronaldo in tax fraud case

According to reports in Spain on Tuesday, the 32-year-old will be investigated for tax irregularities between 2011 and 2014, with the prosecutor's office suggesting Ronaldo "knowingly" used a business structure to hide his image rights income in Spain. Read More »

Here's What Barack Obama Texted Kevin Durant After Game 5


The Golden State Warriors held their celebratory parade in Oakland on Thursday, three days after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals . As for next season, Toronto absolutely have to fix their all-round game. Chamberlain's 19.2 rebounds per game topped the league . We have the parade, we just won a title. Read More »

British and Irish Lions team to face Maori All Blacks


Irish Rugby is set for a bumper Saturday as just after the conclusion of Ireland's first Test against Japan in Shizuoka, Peter O'Mahony and four of his Irish colleagues will start for the Lions in Rotorua. 'If he's not involved in the first Test because of the performance on Saturday night he will fully understand that. Gatland said he wanted to see more from Johnny Sexton . Read More »

Savannah's Harman in quartet atop US Open leaderboard

Fellow Ulsterman Graeme McDowell was also expected to miss the cut, while Shane Lowry confessed after his opening 71 that the weight of expectation weighs heavy in an event like the US Open and he was better yesterday, despite admitting to some mental errors in a 74 that left him eight shots behind clubhouse leader Paul Casey on one-over par and sitting on the cutline as the evening wore on. Read More »

Four-way tie for lead at the US Open

Given the wayward shots coming from Day's clubs, it was not a hard task. "After yesterday's round, I received a couple of tips from different people, and it seemed to work well", he said. Woods, who recently underwent his fourth back surgery, has not played a PGA Tour event since January at Torrey Pines, the site of the last of his 14 major wins in 2008. Read More »

If White House sends invite, Curry won't go

High profile coaches Stan Van Gundy, Greg Popovich and the Warrior's own Steve Kerr all gave interviews where they were extremely critical of Trump. Lebron James went to Miami and won his two titles then went back to Cleveland and won there as well, but now we nearly forgot about his going to Miami. Read More »

Defending champion Johnson out of US Open

Day thought his game was perfectly suited for Erin Hills . With the afternoon wave still underway, England's Paul Casey (71) is in the clubhouse at seven-under to be co-leader with American duo Brooks Koepka (through 15 holes) and Brian Harman (through 17 holes). Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Fit-again Amir may play in India-Pakistan final


Hasan paid tribute to the influence of Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, himself a vastly experienced former global seam-bowling all-rounder who also spent several seasons in English county cricket, notably with Oval-based Surrey. Summing it up, captain Sarfraz Ahmed could be risky for India. "I guess Pakistan have something to prove, that they can put up a better performance than they did at the start of the tournament", Dravid said. Read More »

Kohli acknowledges Pakistan team's splendid turnaround


India defeated Pakistan in their inaugural game of the tournament in the group stages. “But (we have told him) if he has any doubt he should let us know. Keep yourself settled or you wouldn't last for long". "Their turnaround has been magnificent". We have guys who have such skill and such an ability that they can perform on any stage. Read More »

Big names stumble at US Open

But I couldn't have shot any higher. "I just didn't hit it into them". Of the four, Fleetwood - who was ranked 188th in the world rankings as recently as last August, but now up to 32nd - is the only one never to have won in the United States. Read More »