• Officials hope new rules approach brings smooth US Open
Officials hope new rules approach brings smooth US Open

However, as the 2011 victor at Congressional has noted, this is a hazard that players at the highest level should expect to avoid on the large and expansive property. "No one gave me a spot, where if somebody would have given me a sponsor spot, I would have felt like I owed somebody something". As of Sunday, 77 players were exempt into the final fi...

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  • Sri Lanka v South Africa: Everything you need to know
Sri Lanka v South Africa: Everything you need to know

Tahir underlined South Africa's dominance with a direct hit from mid-on to run out Suranga Lakmal, and it was his bowling that completed the Proteas' eighth successive win against Sri Lanka . It is nearly indisputable that Sri Lanka are the weaker side, too. Amla's knock featured five fours and two sixes. However, it is understood that An...

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  • CT 2017: Pakistan bowlers restrict England to 211
CT 2017: Pakistan bowlers restrict England to 211

The visitors may be the lowest-ranked team in the tournament but they took full advantage of a sluggish used pitch at Sophia Gardens to seal a thumping eight-wicket victory against the tournament hosts and favourites. Hasan Ali continued his great form in the tournament, picking up three wickets while Rumman Raees and Junaid Khan picked up two each...

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  • Hammers open their Premier League season at Manchester United
Hammers open their Premier League season at Manchester United

Tottenham's first Premier League match at Wembley sees Chelsea provide the opposition, in the pick of the following weekend's fixtures. The first north London derby with Tottenham will be on home turf on November 18, with a Boxing Day trip to Crystal Palace followed by a New Year's Day showdown with champions Chelsea at the Emirates.

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  • Someone Wanted To Know Which Party Was Playing Baseball Before Gunfire Erupted
Someone Wanted To Know Which Party Was Playing Baseball Before Gunfire Erupted

Scalise, a congressional staffer and two law enforcement officials suffered gunshot wounds after the shooter opened fire on Republican members of Congress on the baseball field in Alexandria , Virginia. Paul also said that he saw staffers laying on the baseball field while bullet shots hit the ground around them. The suspect reportedly engaged...

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  • Adrian Wojnarowski: Celtics 'really the danger' to sign Blake Griffin from Clippers
Adrian Wojnarowski: Celtics 'really the danger' to sign Blake Griffin from Clippers

The 28-year-old perennial All-Star could potentially be available on the free agent market if he chooses to opt out of his final year with the Clippers. The Celtics have built a culture of high character players, and Griffin's attitude problems in the last few years would be a reason not to sign him. Griffin has been limited to 67 games, 35 games...

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  • Russia, FIFA reach last-gasp TV deal for Confederations Cup
Russia, FIFA reach last-gasp TV deal for Confederations Cup

HRW also claimed FIFA's promise to make human rights "a centrepiece" of its operations has not been met, but world football's governing body insists it is working hard to "identify and address issues related to human and labour rights". Through 58 stadium inspections, issues involving workers' rights have declined by 72 percent, the statement s...

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  • Kevin Durant's mom was one proud Black mama at National Basketball Association finals
Kevin Durant's mom was one proud Black mama at National Basketball Association finals

And they could thank Kevin Durant for that. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. I need to sit down and figure this thing out. Iman Shumpert , Channing Frye and Kyle Korver will be paid over $20 million co...

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  • Myles Garrett hurt in minicamp practice
Myles Garrett hurt in minicamp practice

He got off the line quickly and beat the right tackle as he rushed quarterback Brock Osweiler . Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported that Garrett suffered the injury as he was about to sack #Brock Osweiler during a two-minute drill near the end of practice.

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  • Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice
Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice

The suspect is identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66 , of Belleville, IL. The bravery and quick response of U.S. Capitol Police prevented Wednesday's shooting at a Northern Virginia baseball field from becoming a " massacre ", congressmen at the center of the terrifying ordeal said .

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  • Golden State Warriors' MVP Kevin Durant adds an important title: champion
Golden State Warriors' MVP Kevin Durant adds an important title: champion

They won 67 regular-season games in each of their championship seasons and broke the single-season wins mark with 73 in 2015-16. The Cavs have the second highest odds to win next year's championship, at 3-1 at the SuperBook. "Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down". "From my eyes, they'...

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  • Klay Thompson wins second NBA Finals
Klay Thompson wins second NBA Finals

Now, all though it'd be hard pressed for the Cavs to come back from a 3-0 deficit, Games 3 and 4 were glimpses of how close this series should actually be. This time, King James gave way to KD, who was the NBA Finals MVP 10 years after being picked second in the NBA draft behind Greg Oden. Durant drove left, right and down the middle, k...

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  • These Are The Best Highlights From The 2017 NBA Finals
These Are The Best Highlights From The 2017 NBA Finals

This was the first time in NBA history the same two teams met in the NBA Finals for a third straight time. In that moment, as a capacity crowd belted along to "We Are the Champions", the Warriors had finally vindicated the 3-1 Finals lead they squandered last June.

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  • Warriors secure spot among legends by dumping Cavaliers
Warriors secure spot among legends by dumping Cavaliers

After the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association finals, the Cavaliers had a lot of emotions to process. In order to succeed next year, the Cavaliers will have to come up with a much better gameplan and they will have to perform well, with or without LeBron .

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  • WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day
WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day

Bacsinszky nearly quit tennis under the pressure of what she called a "control freak" father in 2013 but is now a win away from her first Grand Slam final. The scheduled men's quarterfinal matches for Tuesday were pushed back one day due to persistent rain in Paris . "The one thing we did when Ivan [Lendl, his coach] got here, we went right ...

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  • Anti-Trump gunman killed in baseball shootout
Anti-Trump gunman killed in baseball shootout

Brooks said he and others in the dugout aided a wounded staffer until officers began firing back at the shooter. The gunman who shot a top Republican politician at a congressional baseball practice has died from his injuries, US President Donald Trump said.

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  • England go down to 10 men France
England go down to 10 men France

France protested, asking the referee Davide Massa to go to the Video Assistant Referee, which he did, only to end up not just confirming the spot-kick but also sending off Varane . French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May attended the match at the Stade de France , to the north of the capital, as the hosts offered ...

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  • After cutting down rough, USGA learns players are impossible to please
After cutting down rough, USGA learns players are impossible to please

So dearly, that he applied to the U.S. Golf Association for an exemption, which was denied. But heavy rain descended upon Erin Hills and caused delays to Tuesday's practice round - and as a result the USGA chose to cut back some of the grass on a few of the holes, which they stated was because they believed it unplayable.

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  • Mladenovic faces Rogers test to break new ground in Paris
Mladenovic faces Rogers test to break new ground in Paris

Elina Svitolina of Ukraine is also through after overcoming Poland's Magda Linette 6-4, 7-5. No. 4 Rafael Nadal def. Muguruza's 6-1 3-6 6-3 elimination by French darling Kiki Mladenovic marked the exit of the last women's monarch to rule Roland Garros .

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  • Golden State Warriors win NBA championship
Golden State Warriors win NBA championship

Cleveland is considered to be Golden State's biggest challenger, followed by the San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics. He's never played on a team as good as Jordan's Bulls or the Showtime Lakers were in their eras, yet by nearly any definition these Cavaliers are a super team , they just ran into what may go down as an all-time great team ...

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  • Mr Met gives baseball fans the middle finger
Mr Met gives baseball fans the middle finger

Mr Met has been the official mascot for the New York Mets since 1962 and the costume is worn by more than one person every season. Mr. Met only has four fingers, so technically he can't use a middle finger. "And I'm pleading the Fifth!" called out one of the mascot's handlers. He deserved to get canned, but the fact that this is the fi...

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  • Real Madrid defends Ronaldo from tax fraud accusations
Real Madrid defends Ronaldo from tax fraud accusations

The statement released on Tuesday, by the prosecutor's office said Ronaldo had used a "business structure" which was created in 2010 to hide his income details in Spain from his image rights . Ronaldo is accused of "four crimes against the public treasury between 2011-14... which involves tax fraud of 14,768,897 euros", Madrid's public pr...

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  • Alvaro Morata's agent drops big hint on Manchester United move
Alvaro Morata's agent drops big hint on Manchester United move

Morata was linked with moves to Chelsea , Arsenal and even AC Milan but Jose Mourinho's side have won the race to sign the talented striker. Manchester United are looking for their second signing of the summer after the Red Devils concluded a deal to bring in defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica on Saturday.

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  • Summerhays grabs Memorial lead as Dufner falters
Summerhays grabs Memorial lead as Dufner falters

Matt Kuchar , who won the Memorial four years ago, ran off three straight birdies on the back nine and shot a 67. "Pretty good company there and pretty good event to win", Dufner said. No one was happier than Dufner, a former PGA champion who picked up his fifth career victory and $1,566,000, the largest paycheck of his career. But I felt like I ...

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  • Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills
Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills

And if guys can't put it into play within a 50-yard zone, I don't think they've got much to complain about". You've got 156 of the best players in the world and if you can't hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home.

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  • Dustin Johnson's pre-US Open schedule includes Paulina Gretzky giving birth
Dustin Johnson's pre-US Open schedule includes Paulina Gretzky giving birth

An appearance in the U.S. Open isn't the only major event happening in Johnson's life this week. DJ's fiancee Paulina Gretzky gave birth on Monday to River Jones Johnson, who joins big brother Tatum Gretzky Johnson. Johnson, who now is the world No. 1, won last year's tournament after he blew the 2015 U.S. Open in a playoff with Zach Johnson. ...

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  • We can't rest on our laurels, says Kohli ahead of Bangladesh semifinal
We can't rest on our laurels, says Kohli ahead of Bangladesh semifinal

This will be the 300th ODI game of Yuvraj's long glorious and fighting career that gave us the most inspiring story of all times. Kohli said it was a treat to be welcomed by "massive crowds wherever we play". Asked if the lack of batting time for middle and lower order, after three successful league games, could pose problems, Kohli was dismissiv...

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  • Scotland 2-2 England: five talking points from Hampden Park
Scotland 2-2 England: five talking points from Hampden Park

England looked to be crawling towards a just deserved albeit boring 1-0 win thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's finish but two wonder strikes from Leigh Griffiths in the 87th and 90th minute put Scotland on the brink of their first win against the Three Lions since 1985.

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  • Back to the drawing board for Southgate and England
Back to the drawing board for Southgate and England

Harry Kane provided England with the ideal start when he turned in Ryan Bertrand's cross after only nine minutes - but the pace and movement of the France attack was soon proving too much for manager Gareth Southgate's experimental three-man defence.

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  • WR Jeremy Maclin picks Ravens over Bills, signs 2-year deal
WR Jeremy Maclin picks Ravens over Bills, signs 2-year deal

Still, there is a certain comfort level in clearly defined roles, not only for the wide receivers but for quarterback Alex Smith. Maclin watched Game 3 of the NBA Finals with a group that would become his new teammates. Maclin is exactly the kind of veteran receiver the Ravens have coveted this offseason, and their strong recruiting pitch convinced...

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  • Sabathia leaves with injury; Young rallies Angels past Yanks
Sabathia leaves with injury; Young rallies Angels past Yanks

Eddie Rosario hit three home runs and drove in five runs and the Minnesota Twins set a franchise record with 28 hits while batting around in two different innings of a 20-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP ) - Just when CC Sabathia was pitching like an ace again, the big left-hander got hurt. Headley doubled and scored, on G...

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  • Nadal wins his 10th French Open title
Nadal wins his 10th French Open title

At 31, Nadal might have time to add to his French Open tally. Rafael Nadal with the win has moved to World No 2 in the rankings behind Andy Murray . "He's playing the best he's ever played", the third-seeded Wawrinka told a news conference after watching Nadal collect the trophy "He's the best ever on clay; it's always a tough challenge".

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  • Virat Kohli's painting sold at whopping Rs 2.4 crore
Virat Kohli's painting sold at whopping Rs 2.4 crore

We have had so many matches against each other since then, and we are certainly not going out to prove a point to anyone. While most would accept that they have enjoyed a little fortune on the way to the semi-final - rain came to their rescue against Australia - the general impression remains: Bangladesh are a growing force in worldwide crick...

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  • Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26
Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

Another source speculated Mayweather Promotions could be holding the MGM Grand for another boxing event for one of its other fighters. The fight is expected to be a pay-for-view blockbuster. Look me in the eyes. Mayweather boasts an unbeaten professional record of 49-0, while McGregor has a 21-3 mark inside the octagon. "Trust me, I'm going to ...

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  • Trump Says Suspected Shooter Has Died
Trump Says Suspected Shooter Has Died

Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Hodgkinson, the IL man who is suspected of shooting a Republican Congressman and four other people in Virginia this morning, had a record of social media postings attacking the Republican Party and President Donald Trump .

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