• Out-of-sorts McIlroy on course to miss cut after opening 78
Out-of-sorts McIlroy on course to miss cut after opening 78

He kept it in the short grass, the secret to Erin Hills that wouldn't appear to be that hard with some of the widest fairways for this major. The opening round was without Phil Mickelson for the first time since 1993. "I've always liked when a course plays tougher". "What I liked about it is that it's obviously demanding". It puts driver in p...

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  • Root rues 'golden chance' that got away
Root rues 'golden chance' that got away

The final is at The Oval on Sunday. Chasing a below-par 212, Pakistan on Wednesday rode on a brilliant 118-run opening stand between Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) before Babar Azam (38 not out) and Ali helped the team with a 55-run second-wicket partnership to set their date with the victor of the second semi-final between India and ...

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  • Andre Silva is slowly becoming Ronaldo's perfect wingman
Andre Silva is slowly becoming Ronaldo's perfect wingman

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. A good performance at the Confederations Cup will virtually secure him a fifth world player of the year award, equaling...

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  • Amir confident of being fit for Champions Trophy final
Amir confident of being fit for Champions Trophy final

The 25-year-old left-armer missed Pakistan s shock eight-wicket semi-final win over tournament hosts England in Cardiff on Wednesday with a back spasm. "The turnaround has been magnificent", said Kohli of Pakistan's march to the final. "Whatever plan he [Azhar] gives to me, I stick to it, and we have been successful so far".

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  • Inter Milan push PSG to compete with Man Utd for Perisic
Inter Milan push PSG to compete with Man Utd for Perisic

Inter hope Psg will soon make a higher bid than Manchester United causing a bidding war which Inter can benefit from. "The 22-year-old Swedish worldwide centre back is a versatile defender and will make his debut on the summer tour of the US in July".

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  • England's Ball 'cherishes' New Zealand haul
England's Ball 'cherishes' New Zealand haul

The upshot was that Australia and New Zealand received just a point apiece, while England took two after defeating Bangladesh by eight wickets in their opener at the Oval. It set the tone for England to grab the initiative, with Liam Plunkett the pick of the bowlers as he took 4-55 in a commanding triumph for his side.

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  • Warriors have LeBron, Cavs on ropes after going up 3-0
Warriors have LeBron, Cavs on ropes after going up 3-0

The Warriors would go on an 11-0 run to win game 3 of the NBA Finals 118-113. A J.R. Smith three-pointer put the Cavs up 113-107 with just over three minutes to play - and suddenly it all fell apart. But protecting the lead meant leaving Irving on the floor for the entire second half and James for all but a few seconds of it, and on the oth...

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  • England 'stood up to be counted', says Southgate
England 'stood up to be counted', says Southgate

Southgate's men were staring down the barrel of their first defeat in 2018 World Cup qualifying after Leigh Griffiths' pair of late free-kicks had cancelled out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 70th-minute opener. "It has been a long season, but there is one more to go before we get a little break". Kane's goal was his sixth in 18 worldwide appear...

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  • US Open: Fowler eyes lead as McIlroy, Day head for exit
US Open: Fowler eyes lead as McIlroy, Day head for exit

Roberto Diaz, the alternate who got into the field when Phil Mickelson withdrew Thursday, failed to make the cut, shooting 76 on Friday after posting an even-par 72 on Thursday and beating his playing partners, Stewart Cink and Stricker. Oosthuizen, whose sole major title to date came at St Andrews in 2010, birdied the first, fourth, seventh and ei...

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  • Games, interviews & behind-the-scenes: RT starts special coverage of Confed Cup in Russian Federation
Games, interviews & behind-the-scenes: RT starts special coverage of Confed Cup in Russian Federation

Russia's victory showed it can win a big game at home, even if Putin is in the arena. They're going to be a team to keep a close eye on in the Confederations Cup , because it looks possible that New Zealand will be in the World Cup next summer, as well.

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  • 'Outraged' Cristiano Ronaldo puts Manchester United on red alert
'Outraged' Cristiano Ronaldo puts Manchester United on red alert

Ronaldo has been linked with a return to United where he would play under Jose Mourinho , and although Calderon said his relationship with the manager isn't the best the lure of Manchester could be the deciding factor. And Ronaldo's advisors are also well aware that moves by Real Madrid in recent months to encourage Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappe...

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  • Senate Votes to Enact New Russia Sanctions
Senate Votes to Enact New Russia Sanctions

The Senate legislation , passed Thursday 98 to 2, also imposes new sanctions on Iran . Velayati said the Iranian committee tasked with monitoring the accord would certainly examine the congressional move and come up with a " decent " response .

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  • Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32-10 win
Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32-10 win

Leigh Halfpenny was deadly with the boot, scoring six penalties and a conversion as the Lions warmed up nicely for their first clash with New Zealand next Saturday. The tourists spent all week demanding an end to stupid errors, only to gift the Maori the only try of the half. Nehe Milner-Skudder hacked on and Liam Messam finished.

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  • Justin Thomas hits absurd, winding birdie putt turned away from cup
Justin Thomas hits absurd, winding birdie putt turned away from cup

Thomas needed an eagle on the par-5 18th hole to reach the feat, and he produced with a deadly-accurate 3-wood from the fairway. Playing the massive final hole, Thomas hit a 330-yard drive leaving 299 yards to the hole. Thomas birdied No. 17 to reach 63 and take the outright lead. Coming into the tournament, Thomas was the No. 13 ranked golfer ...

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

Draymond Green wore a " Quickie " shirt with a championship trophy to the Warriors championship parade. Critics have called the Warriors a superteam after Kevin Durant joined a roster that won an NBA-record 73 games during the 2015-16 season.

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  • LeBron James and Draymond Green Take Cleveland Cavaliers vs
LeBron James and Draymond Green Take Cleveland Cavaliers vs

First, he defended himself against starting the superteam idea, and then followed that up by saying he likes that he's still on the Warriors' minds even after they won. The Golden State Warriors will resume their rivalry with the Cleveland Cavaliers when the new National Basketball Association season begins on October 20.

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  • Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History
Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

Turned out he could, and he did, as masterful as at any time. Rafael Nadal claimed a historic 10th French Open title on Sunday, as he produced an nearly faultless display to down Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the Roland Garros men's final.

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  • Hainsey's first playoff experience ends with hands on Stanley Cup
Hainsey's first playoff experience ends with hands on Stanley Cup

Do not underestimate what you, the fans, have done primarily for the team, and secondly, the hockey world. It's unclear whether that scenario will repeat itself. "I know he lost sight, and we all make mistakes", Rinne said. The 28-year-old defenseman, who was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Penguins in March 2015, has blogging for NHL .co...

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  • Confed Cup kicks-off
Confed Cup kicks-off

Russia's underperforming national team can not escape the sense that they are letting a proud country down, as their preparations for the 2018 World Cup on home soil begin in earnest with Saturday's Confederations Cup opener against New Zealand in Saint Petersburg.

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

New Zealand never came closer to scoring than a 78th-minute sequence when Ryan Thomas' half-volley strike was saved by Igor Akinfeev , and Tommy Smith's header on the ensuing corner was cleared off the line by Yuri Zhirkov just inside the far post.

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  • Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey part of four-way tie at US Open
Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey part of four-way tie at US Open

Casey started eagle-birdie and finished with two birdies over the final four holes for his 66. He added: "It doesn't matter how good you hit it, if you struggle on the greens, there's nothing you can do". Open glory in 2014 - were handily placed four off the pace. There's a requirement for survival at a U.S. Open, which happens to be golf's ult...

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  • Spanish striker Costa awaits Chelsea final call
Spanish striker Costa awaits Chelsea final call

The striker was told by text message that he could leave Chelsea and has said that he will only consider a return to Atletico. The Spain star is resigned to leaving and a return to Atletico Madrid appeals to him, even if he would have to wait until January when their transfer ban ends.

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  • India have edge, but Pak have better bowling attack: Tait
India have edge, but Pak have better bowling attack: Tait

In response to another question, the Pakistan cricket team captain said that his team had been treating this tournament as a knockout one after the first game and the approach against India would not change. After Friday's practice, Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood said of Amir: "He bowled today without any problem whatsoever". There wasn't...

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  • Amir likely to play CT final
Amir likely to play CT final

The last team to qualify for the Champions Trophy still charts a path that resembles a heartbeat on a monitor. Will it present its seventh victor in the likes of an unpredictable Pakistan or will it be a third for India and Virat's first as captain.

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  • Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final
Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

That's the kind of belief he has in his abilities and we have in him. "I don't see any relevance of the first game here because you can never tell how a particular team starts a tournament". "The back spasm took two days to get over, and he's better now", the former Pakistan all-rounder added. Pakistan needed some spark and intensity which they...

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  • Fowler and Koepka slug it out at US Open
Fowler and Koepka slug it out at US Open

McIlroy at least improved his position in round two, nearly holing his tee shot at his final hole - the par-three ninth - as he completed a 71 with four late birdies. "To shoot a good round like today, I'm certainly looking forward to the weekend". All the while, another player in his group, Hideki Matsuyama , was busy shooting his own 65.

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  • What Alex Ferguson Said to Cristiano Ronaldo After Champions League Final Revealed
What Alex Ferguson Said to Cristiano Ronaldo After Champions League Final Revealed

Messi totalled 11 before Barcelona's quarter-final exit, allowing Ronaldo to then move to within one of the lead when he became the first player to pass 100 goals in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA club competition overall. Controlling a weighted pass from strike partner Gonzalo Higuain, the big man bobbed and weaved like a prizefighter...

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  • Watch Third Round From Erin Hills Online
Watch Third Round From Erin Hills Online

McIlroy has birdied three of his last four holes. He made the turn at 6-under 30, just one off the U.S. Open record of 29 for nine holes. World number one Johnson becomes the ninth player to miss the cut having won the USGA's blue ribbon event 12 months previous.

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  • 9 things to know during Day 3 of the 2017 US Open
9 things to know during Day 3 of the 2017 US Open

Open course for the weekend. The players were in a big hole to start the second round on Friday - Johnson opened in 75, McIlroy struggled to a first-round 78, and Day posted 79 - and there would be no miracle comebacks. McIlroy said his transition was too quick, that he would get to the top of his swing and then essentially lunge at t...

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  • Zidane on Bale:
Zidane on Bale: "What's important is that he was with"

Zidane was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when Madrid won its 10th Champions League trophy in 2014 to end its title drought. 'Their statistics are the strong answer to critics, ' I think the statistics never lie. I'm very happy for him. I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half. I'm also lucky to be part of this club an...

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  • The top 3 miss US Open cut
The top 3 miss US Open cut

Casey chopped his way to a triple bogey, only to respond with five straight birdies that carried him to a 1-under 71 and make him the first to post at 7-under 137. "I took advantage of it the last few days". "Even though it's very disappointing to not be here on the weekend, I think these last two rounds will serve me well going into the summer",...

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  • Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup
Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup

Of the previous winners, only Mexico will feature in this year's tournament. Russian Federation is set to host the 2018 World Cup in 12 stadiums spread across 11 cities, including Moscow , St. Meant to act as a World Cup preview, the Confedrations Cup is always an interesting look at the top teams from each confederation in the world, as wel...

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  • The India game was an aberration, says Mickey Arthur
The India game was an aberration, says Mickey Arthur

The swashbuckling Indian batsman further insisted that the Men in Blue are neither too intimidated, nor are too arrogant about their performance in the tournament so far. "We dissected India a lot before the game at Edgbaston, and we've backtracked a little bit on that now and sort of solidified what we did really well, in terms of our batting...

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  • World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title
World game's biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title

Kohli said the 124-run win against Pakistan in Birmingham on June 4 was now irrelevant. They have played some good cricket at the right time. "He is a complete package, so I would not like to change anything at this particular stage", he replied when asked about any possible changes in the playing XI.

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  • Adam Hadwin set to make cut at US Open
Adam Hadwin set to make cut at US Open

Both players started the day over par after Matsuyama opened with a 74 and Reavie had a 75. He was later joined by Koepka, Harman and Fleetwood. New ground, in more ways than one, is being broken in this first staging of a US Open in the state of Wisconsin .

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