• Stricker proud of his Wisconsin grit to get into US Open
Stricker proud of his Wisconsin grit to get into US Open

Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. Traditionally U.S. Open courses challenge golfers both mentally and physically with a combination of lightning fast greens, narrow fairways and gnarly rough. "Patience and par is always a good score", Stenson said. Jordan Spieth (12-1): Spieth has been up and down so far in 2017 but now he looks to be on ...

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  • Penguins find way to build dynasty
Penguins find way to build dynasty

Sidney Crosby kept up his play in his captain role and even scored his first goal in the Stanley Cup Final since 2009 to help push his team to the title. Only two players before "Sid the Kid" have won back-to-back Smythe's. Mike Sullivan just seemed to have that touch of recognizing and putting guys together, whether they were the so-called ...

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  • Aussies ready to send a pre-Ashes message to England
Aussies ready to send a pre-Ashes message to England

Despite the washout, Smith was buoyed by the performance of his bowlers, particularly Mitch Starc, who was ultra-impressive taking the final four wickets of the Bangladesh innings in nine balls. The match is expected to be pretty lopsided with Bangladesh having lost 18 of the previous 19 meetings between the two nations since 1990. It was a...

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  • Lions aim to build world's best rugby pack
Lions aim to build world's best rugby pack

Robertson says the Lions will only be more determined following a hard first week of their tour, which began with a flattering win over an unheralded New Zealand provincial Barbarians team . Three-time tourist Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Lions at AMI Stadium, a match the visitors dearly need to win to start building some momentum ahead...

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  • College notes: Michigan State players charged
College notes: Michigan State players charged

Donnie Corley Jr . was arraigned in East Lansing's 54B District Court, facing a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. King faces the most serious charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of capturing/distributing image of an unclothed person.

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  • New Zealand stand in between England, semis spot
New Zealand stand in between England, semis spot

However, the tourists' chase got off to a awful start with Luke Ronchi dismissed for a golden duck, and though Kane Williamson hit an impressive 87, they were bowled all out for 223 with just over five overs remaining. They were on track at one stage but the uneven bounce on the wicket dismissed Williamson in the 30th over. "He's always bowled ...

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  • Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' To North Korea
Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' To North Korea

The North Koreans said he contracted botulism and fell into a coma after receiving a sleeping pill following his March 2016 trial, his family said. The statement offered no other details and made no mention of Rodman's visit . Before Trump became president, Rodman appeared twice on his " Celebrity Apprentice " show and praised the billionair...

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  • Golden State Warriors defeat Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals
Golden State Warriors defeat Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals

And why not? The chance to create a "super team " and win that championship was, in his mind, a no-brainer, one that had no downside. "And we did it together". It was phenomenal to be a part of". The slender Russell award felt like a foregone conclusion two games in, and was voted unanimously by an 11-member media panel after Durant averaged 35 po...

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  • Abbas halts monthly stipends for Hamas ex-inmates
Abbas halts monthly stipends for Hamas ex-inmates

This post has been viewed 502 times. He contrasted Mr Trump's performance with that of former president Barack Obama "who understood the issues" but failed to achieve progress in negotiations. The Israeli team, led by veteran peacemakers Yossi Beilin and Shlomo Ben Ami, was determined to reach a deal which could have been presented as a fait acco...

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  • La Decima - The Story: Rafael Nadal reflects on first-round win
La Decima - The Story: Rafael Nadal reflects on first-round win

But Nadal said revenge for that defeat has never entered his thinking. I am playing well. "I've had a great season so far and I am happy to have already qualified for London", Nadal told ATP's official website . "And when you play well, you have the chance to play more aggressive". Nadal converted an incredible six of his 13 break point oppor...

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  • Muguruza sees off Putintseva to reach French Open fourth round
Muguruza sees off Putintseva to reach French Open fourth round

I would have never imagined that in my whole life. You know, I just think it went to her side, and that's all. The World No. 5 spoke following the match of being treated unfairly by crowds as well as unsportsmanlike behaviour by her rival Mladenovic , saying "The crowd was really tough today".

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  • Golden State Warriors seal 4-1 victory over Cleveland Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors seal 4-1 victory over Cleveland Cavaliers

Durant, the MVP of the Finals, had 39 points, and Curry added 34 for the Warriors, who captured the best-of-seven series 4-1 against the defending champions. He finished with averages of 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the five-game series. He averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists en route to the award.

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  • Emotions raw for Cavs in locker room after loss, Tyronn Lue says
Emotions raw for Cavs in locker room after loss, Tyronn Lue says

But if Durant signs the non-Bird extension, the Warriors can operate as an above-the-cap team and use their Bird rights on both Iguodala and Livingston to re-sign them. Durant was named finals MVP after scoring over 30 points in each of the five games - he averaged 35.2 per game across the series. Following Monday's win, he embraced his mothe...

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  • Ray Wilkins Launches Bizarre Rant Over Manchester United signing Victor Lindelof
Ray Wilkins Launches Bizarre Rant Over Manchester United signing Victor Lindelof

However, Benfica argued that the agreements - which included a €250,000 payment after Lindelof had made 10 first-team starts - expired when he signed a new contract in 2015, prompting the Swedish club to make a formal complaint to Federation Internationale de Football Association.

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  • Pakistan advances to Champions Trophy semifinals with win over Sri Lanka
Pakistan advances to Champions Trophy semifinals with win over Sri Lanka

Pakistan was led by captain Sarfraz Ahmed after a tumultuous, back-and-forth match. Pakistan edged past Sri Lanka in an absolute humdinger of a clash at Cardiff to set a semi-final clash with England , which has been the form team in the tournament so far and look clear favourites to lift the trophy.

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  • Draymond Green ejected, then referees switch call in weird NBA Finals moment
Draymond Green ejected, then referees switch call in weird NBA Finals moment

The technical foul was a weak one, and probably shouldn't have been called, but it was. Green was whistled for a technical with 6:18 left in the third quarter of the game won by the Cavaliers 137-116. "In the moment, I thought I had verbalized to the table that the technical foul was on Coach Kerr", Goble told a pool reporter after the game. He w...

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  • First among equals as Halep, Ostapenko eye French title
First among equals as Halep, Ostapenko eye French title

I still can not believe it, because it was my dream and now it came true. Her new-found fame might add some pressure to her arm but it would be a shame if Ostapenko ever veered away from a style that is a breath of fresh air in a sport where waiting for errors rather than gambling on winners is drilled into juniors.

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  • Yuvraj's innings was the difference: Virat Kohli
Yuvraj's innings was the difference: Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) laid the platform with an opening stand of 136 before Kohli and Yuvraj , to the delight of India fans in a capacity 25,000 crowd, teed off. When Rohit Sharma got out in the 36th over in the match which was reduced to 48 overs, it looked as though the Pakistan bowlers would be able to restrict Ind...

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  • Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No
Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No

Lewis is a pure hitter, playing both shortstop and outfield in high school . Lewis, who turned 18 on June 5, hit.429 as a senior with nine doubles and four home runs for JSerra Catholic High School in Orange County. They also didn't decide to pick Lewis until right before the Draft. He now has the same freedom as did Rooker when he was drafted...

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  • Switzerland's Bacsinszky Reaches Women's Semi-Finals On A Rainy Day
Switzerland's Bacsinszky Reaches Women's Semi-Finals On A Rainy Day

Ostapenko, who had defeated Australian Samantha Stosur in the last 16, and Bacsinszky are set to meet for a place in the final tomorrow - which will be a birthday for both players. The first Latvian woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in the professional era, Ostapenko credits her strong footwork to a hobby, ballroom dancing (she prefers the sa...

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  • Power victory and 4 other storylines following Rainguard 600
Power victory and 4 other storylines following Rainguard 600

Saturday night's IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway was packed with excitement - that is, pack racing led to some exciting moments. After the red flag delay Firestone and INDYCAR officials declared that after every 30 laps a competition caution would be called to allow the drivers to complete mandatory pit-stops, after severe tyre wear was ...

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  • And now, 29 teams will start chasing the champion Warriors
And now, 29 teams will start chasing the champion Warriors

The Warriors finished their playoff run with a near-flawless 15-1 record, having swept through the first three rounds before clinching the Finals in five games. Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them previous year, squandering a 3-1 series lead. He also praised opponents Cleveland Cavaliers led by forward Le...

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  • Blue Jays grab shortstop Logan Warmoth, pitcher Nate Pearson in Major League Baseball draft
Blue Jays grab shortstop Logan Warmoth, pitcher Nate Pearson in Major League Baseball draft

McKay would fall to the Tampa Bay Rays with the fourth overall pick. Greene is African-American, arriving at a time when baseball grapples with a dearth of African-American players. At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, he hit.377 with four homers and 25 stolen bases this season, establishing himself as a premier prospect with excellent speed and a soli...

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  • Manchester United Sign Victor Lindelof But Who Is He?
Manchester United Sign Victor Lindelof But Who Is He?

The 22-year-old is due to arrive in Manchester next week to undergo a medical after a fee of £31m was agreed with Benfica for his services. Mourinho re-signed Matic from Benfica for £21m in 2014 but the Serbia global remains on the same contract since he first signed and he will likely push for a renewal if Chelsea decide to resist Unit...

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  • Man United raise bid for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata to €70m
Man United raise bid for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata to €70m

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his front line with uncertainty continuing about the future of injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic , with Morata being his prime target. According to latest reports in borth English and Spanish media, Manchester United are on the verge of completing a deal worth $81.6 million (conve...

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  • Aberdeen and Sunderland in McInnes compensation talks
Aberdeen and Sunderland in McInnes compensation talks

Aberdeen officials have been informed of Sunderland's interest in their manager, and the Pittodrie club are understood to have called a board meeting for this afternoon to discuss their next move. The Black Cats have been hotly linked with McInnes ever since Moyes threw in the towel back in May. But they don't have the financial muscle of Sun...

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  • Mathews rues missed chances as Sri Lanka bow out
Mathews rues missed chances as Sri Lanka bow out

The wicket-keeper batsman shared an unbeaten 75-run stand with Amir for the eighth wicket as Pakistan overhauled the target with 31 balls to spare. Morgan would not confirm his XI at Tuesday's pre-match press conference in Cardiff but said there was "a chance we could make a change".

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  • Pens cap great year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup
Pens cap great year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

Better to have 30ish solvent and competitive clubs than just a handful. The Penguins are as deep and talented as any team in the league, and they don't have lot of huge contract issues this summer, other than with Daley and Hainsey , per CapFriendly.

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  • Warriors victory lauded by their Coliseum co-tenants, the A's
Warriors victory lauded by their Coliseum co-tenants, the A's

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. Andre Iguodala , who was the MVP in the 2015 NBA Finals for the Golden State Warriors, was huge off the bench for the squad by contributing 20 poi...

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  • Diego Costa still waiting for Chelsea's decision
Diego Costa still waiting for Chelsea's decision

Chelsea are thought to be facing interest from Champions League winners Real Madrid in Eden Hazard after the Belgium worldwide helped the Blues to win a second title in three seasons. "Signing for Atletico doesn't mean that I wouldn't be playing". "I could go out on loan". Despite affording the 25-year-old just 13 starts in La Liga last seas...

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  • Sam Warburton: 'I could miss first British & Irish Lions Test'
Sam Warburton: 'I could miss first British & Irish Lions Test'

Farrell also gelled well with Johnny Sexton after Jonathan Davies went off injured, but basic handling errors must be ironed out before the first test match on 24 June. The big thing was they dominated possession and their defence was outstanding. "I guess I have to deliver in that area on Tuesday". "We have been training hard".

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  • NBA Champs! Warriors defeat Cavs in Game 5 to win title
NBA Champs! Warriors defeat Cavs in Game 5 to win title

With the Warriors' 2017 National Basketball Association victory, 28-year-old Durant became the sixth player in National Basketball Association history to at least score 30 points in the first five games of the finals by getting 39 points in the series-clinching finals! Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr celebrates after Game 5 of...

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  • AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller
AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered a similar message, tweeting , "Now that we know TRUMP IS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION, Sessions should take it back & fire Mueller". When Trump feels unfairly treated by Mueller, he will discuss firing him. "It is certainly theoretically possible that the attorney general could fire him, but that's the...

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  • US Open: Rory McIlroy lambasts criticism of Erin Hills fescue
US Open: Rory McIlroy lambasts criticism of Erin Hills fescue

If you can't hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home. When informed at his pre-tournament press conference that the fescue was being cut down on the fourth, 12th, 14th and 18th holes, McIlroy responded with dismay and said: "Really?" "We have 60 yards from left line to right line", McIlroy said Tuesday to the Bo...

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  • Why Jeff Sessions says he can't talk
Why Jeff Sessions says he can't talk

The attorney general testified on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as the FBI investigation into Russia's influence on the presidential election continues. Sessions opened his testimony to the panel with a fiery assertion that he never had any conversations with Russians about "any type of interference" in the 2016 presidential election.

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