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Winds whip up intrigue for final round US Open

He then drilled a 300-yard second shot to around eight feet before rolling in his eagle putt to roars from the galleries. A commercial blimp crashed to the ground and caught fire just outside the course Thursday, about the time the county health department was analyzing samples that confirmed evidence of the E. Read More »

Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

Open, being a little more friendly than in years' past". "It was downwind to where I knew if I hit it solid, I could definitely get it there". "It was a really good round of golf and you don't realise until you start talking about it that I hardly missed a shot all day". Read More »

Scherzer strikes out 10, leads Nationals over Mets 7-2

Joyce reached base five times, Jesse Hahn (3-4) pitched five innings to defeat NY for the first time in his career and Jed Lowrie had an RBI single to keep the A's rolling at home. "You watch his demeanour on the mound. He's a bulldog out there". The Nationals scored once in each of the first four innings against Lugo (1-1), including on a two-out throwing error by third baseman Wilmer Flores . Read More »

Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy

On the court, Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago to the Cavs to miss a repeat. "We'll see how long". "This is a moment we all need to enjoy together", he said. Now - well, let's just say he's in a much more enviable situation. Read More »

FIFA panel invites debate on 'radical' 60-minute game clock

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Reducing play time and allowing players to take a free kick or a corner themselves are amongst some of the radical changes to football are being proposed by the International Football Association Board (IFAB). Former Premier League referee David Elleray , who is now the technical director of the IFAB, helped plan the proposals. "Many people are very frustrated that a typical 90-minute match has fewer than 60 minutes of effective (actual) playing time (EPT) i.e. Read More »

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

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Real managed to score three goals in the second 45 minutes against a Juve side that had only let in three in the previous 12 matches in this season's Champions League . I'm very happy - an incredible season, we've won trophies. "It's the reason why I came to Real Madrid - to win trophies". We are still quite young as a whole team and we have a great squad. Read More »

Fleetwood: 'Pictured winning the US Open a lot'

Not that he will care about that; Thomas has etched his name into golfing folklore, switching the narrative of a hitherto competitive but hardly dramatic US Open in the process. Is he fired up to win his national championship? "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 »

George plans on leaving Pacers in 2018

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League sources told The Vertical that George wanted to be forthcoming with Pacers' management of his plans and not leave them with any confusion regarding his intentions. George's succinct message might satisfy Pacers fans temporarily, though the much larger question still looms: Will he continue to suit up in IN beyond 2017-18? Julius Randle has been floated in trade talks - he doesn't appear to fit Magic Johnson's vision for the team - and could be part of a nice get in a package for ... Read More »

Majestic Modric the key to Madrid's Champions League final turnaround

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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has expressed his disappointment at losing the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday. A third Champions League win in four years has drawn comparisons to the great Real side that won the first five editions of the European Cup between 1955 and 1960. Read More »

De Villiers confident of leading South Africa in 2019 World Cup

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While Kohli basked in the afterglow of the commanding win, AB was left fending off questions about his captaincy, and whether the team needed a psychologist. The last major tournament South Africa won was the inaugural ICC Knock-Out (now the Champions Trophy) of 1998; personnel have changed and a new generation has arrived, but the wait does not seem to end. Read More »

McIlroy hits back at Elkington

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So yeah, McIlroy has made more than Elkington stated and has a lot more achievements than Elkington has made over his career and he's still only 28 years old. The US Open was only his seventh appearance of the year, following two lay-offs caused by a rib injury plus a few weeks away from golf to celebrate his wedding to American beauty Erica Stoll. Read More »

Team NZ easily take first race

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Two poor manoeuvres reduced Emirates Team New Zealand's advantage, giving Jimmy Spithill a slight hope of catching the Kiwis in the closing stages. "As the Americans charged in the Kiwi boat gradually recovered, rising out of the water and sprinting to the line for a 30" win. "There are so many things we can work on and improve on", he said. Read More »

Sanchez Likely To Miss Chile's Confederations Cup Opener - Pizzi

Chile will rely heavily on Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez and Bayern Munich superstar Arturo Vidal . Chile enters the Confederations Cup among the favorites to win the tournament, and they will face Germany and Australia to round out Group B play after Sunday's clash with Cameroon. Read More »

Canada's Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic

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She said Thursday's round is a confidence booster. (I) hit a lot of drivers, which is nice. With three birdies against one bogey, Aditi, is just two shots away from a possible Top-10 finish. Pace is in position for her best finish of 2017 this week. "I feel like my game is in a really good place", she said. Thompson also shot 64, amassing six birdies and a bogey, to edge Lee-Anne Pace by one shot overall after the South African fired a sizzling eight-under 61 in a round which included ... Read More »

Ricky Hatton 'can't get excited' about Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight

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Mayweather was asked about how much money he was making from the fight and although he did not disclose an exact figure, he did confirm that both sides were very happy with the deal. He's very happy. I'm very happy, and I can't wait. He added: 'You're supposed to stand behind your man. To me, I know who is going to win already, so there's no point in watching it. Read More »

US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

He made the eagle to get his name in the record book. Spieth is well off the lead of 12 under held by Brian Harman . Joining Thomas one back are American Brooks Koepka (68) and Englishman Tommy Fleetwood (68), with first-round leader Rickie Fowler (68) two adrift and South Korean young gun Kim Si-woo (68) three behind the pacesetter. Read More »

Matt Murray remains Penguins starter for Game 5

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The Penguins didn't produce much in Games 1 and 2 and somehow won going away. Yet, the Pittsburgh Penguins escaped with victories nonetheless. Pittsburgh is averaging 3.0 goals per game in the playoffs, the same as the Predators. They got the puck everywhere it needed to go, just not in the net. This seems nearly paradoxical. The biggest factor for the Predators in game three and four was the way goaltender Pekka Rinne regained his form. Read More »

Ward in a rematch knocked out Kovalev

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In that fight Ward came back from a second round knockdown to win a decision by one point on all three ringside scorecards. Ward then exploded unexpectedly in the 8th round with a big right hand that staggered Kovalev . Kovalev's promoter, Kathy Duva, said she would protest to the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday to try and erase the second straight loss Kovalev suffered at the hands of Ward . Read More »

8 players the Devils could lose to Las Vegas in Expansion Draft

A seventh-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, Graovac ultimately played himself into coach Bruce Boudreau's doghouse by the end of the season and was sent down to the minors. Smirnov finished last season with 47 points in 39 games to the tune of 28 assists and 19 goals. Now, it's important to note that Vegas GM George McPhee might agree not to take an unprotected player ... Read More »

Parade marking Warriors' title rolls in Oakland

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Curry hopped and shouted as he gave high-fives to the crowd after getting off a double-decker bus during the Thursday parade. NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant rode on a different bus with his mom. "We've overcome a lot of doubts", said Tulio Zelada, 28, a San Francisco resident who attended the parade. The usual suspects - the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers - will tussle for the fourth time with missions of their own. Read More »

Australia beat New Zealand to qualify for CT semis

But after Mark Wood found extra bounce to remove Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson for 87, it began a collapse that saw New Zealand lose their last eight wickets for 65 runs. England booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy with an 87-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday. 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 »

Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?

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Kevin Durant (31 points) and Stephen Curry (26 points) led the Warriors down the stretch of their 118-113 win, while shooting guard Klay Thompson (30 points) broke well and truly out of his shooting slump. "We've still got a lot of work left to do". "We didn't let a call we didn't like or a turnover or a missed assignment linger over to the next play". "I played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower". Read More »

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

One of the team's most high-profile stars, Stephen Curry , told reporters, however, that he doesn't want to go. This isn't the first time Curry has spoken out against Trump. And forward David West made it clear Trump went against his belief system . The Warriors made a visit after winning the 2015 National Basketball Association title, while the Cavaliers went to the White House previous year after beating Golden State in seven games. Read More »

Harry Kane comes to England's rescue against Scotland

Scotland were heartbroken, as they almost stole three points off England until Harry Kane's stoppage-time equaliser. The captain doubled his side's lead with a low strike in the 28th, and scored Montenegro's 100th global goal to make it 3-0. Read More »

Nigeria and South Africa in 'grudge' clash

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So I think it could be that, it could be the fact that there are few new faces that want to establish themselves and I think it's probably a few of them that think they have made good moves that have enhanced their careers and they want to show that. Read More »

Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead

Day, who also is playing Travelers next week, gathered his wife, Ellie, and son, Dash, and made plans to head home to OH the soonest that they could. "As of right now, I'm one shot back ... To shoot a good round like today, I'm certainly looking forward to the weekend", Matsuyama said. So there's a very good chance this weekend that the run of first-time major winners dating to the 2015 PGA ( Jason Day ) will extend to seven. Read More »