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Golden State Warriors reign king in NBA championship parade

Speaking on ESPN's First Take Lacob was asked if the thought had crossed his mind since the Warriors wrapped up the NBA Finals series against Cleveland. Curry just finished playing out the $44-million contract he signed in 2013. A year ago, these Warriors fell short after a record-setting season that included a 24-0 start and 73 victories at the end to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' wins. Read More »

McGirt starts strong at US Open

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He missed the 15-footer. The up-and-down round ended with the Englishman signing for one-under 71 and walking into the clubhouse level with Fowler , who had yet to start his round. Westwood's 69 was just the third time the former world number one has broken 70 in the first round of the US Open , with his lowest score of 67 coming past year. Read More »

Inspired by Fowler, Casey revels in fun round at Erin Hills

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Open . And it doesn't stop there. "It was a huge battle out there for me and any flaw is more exposed at the majors". At times, it felt like a regular PGA Tour event. He was talking about the time since his last U.S. Open victory, at Congressional in 1997. Matsuyama played alongside first-round leader Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm, ranked No. Read More »

Warriors celebrate National Basketball Association title with street parade

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant smiles during an NBA basketball news conference on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , in Oakland, Calif. The play was liked more than 2.8 million times. "I'm confident we'll have him back". With a 129-120 victory, MVP Kevin Durant , Steph Curry and the rest of Steve Kerr and Mike Brown's crew took back what the OH team had taken away from them a year ago. Read More »

Si Woo Kim making move up leaderboard

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It is Day's first missed cut at the US Open - where he has had two runner-ups among five top-10s from seven starts - and his first weekend off at a major since the 2012 US PGA Championship. He just missed an eagle at the par-5 seventh after a long putt rolled just wide of the cup. Fowler will tee off Friday in the afternoon session alongside Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and Spaniard Jon Rahm . Read More »

India, Pakistan to battle for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 crown

My best wishes will be with India and Pakistan both, but final, you can't predict. Sarfraz Ahmed's Pakistan side have risen from the canvas since their error-strewn opener, with three successive victories including the eight-wicket humbling of England that secured their passage to the final and demonstrated the potency of their bowling attack. Read More »

US Open: Erin Hills proves tame and tough

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Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood of England and Brooks Koepka are all two shots off the lead on a day when birdies were there for the taking. He's tied for 29th place. It wasn't the only one. With a blind shot to the green, he went long into deeper hay, and his first hack at it moved the ball only a few feet. "One bad hole can put you in a bad position". Read More »

Fowler leads US Open at Erin Hills

The top three players in the world have never missed the cut in the same major dating to when the world ranking began in 1986. "You've got 156 of the best players in the world here, if we can't hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home ". Read More »

Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open

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He won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011, but missed the cut at Oakmont a year ago following rounds of 77 and 71. According to numbers compiled by CBSSports.com, Day is one of only 4 players who made the cut in the tournament from 2012 to 2016. Read More »

Plenty of highs and lows at the Open

Only two other golfers have started an Open with such a dominance. "Hit it in the hay and contemplated going for it a little bit", said Hadwin. "It is always cool to be part of some sort of history in golf . Brian Harman , Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood - all looking for their first major titles - signed for 67. Garcia carded an eagle, three birdies and three bogeys in a roller coaster round. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy; India beat Bangladesh, set up title clash with Pakistan

India have won all three of their previous matches against Pakistan in the knockout stages of ICC tournaments but Azhar said there was no reason why his side would not be able to reverse the trend on Sunday. "I don't know there's much that we need to change as a team". "It ended up changing the whole game for us". It was a classic case of the master giving a lesson to an upstart apprentice as India thrashed Bangladesh by 9-wickets to book a place in the final of the ICC Champions ... Read More »

E. coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

Open ". With about two hours left in the second round, the cut was looking to be 1-over par, which would tie a US Open record. Tommy Fleetwood chips out of a bunker on the 8th green and finishes with a 5-under-par 67 during the opening round of the 2017 U.S. Read More »

Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows

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Left behind was the biggest 36-hole logjam in 43 years at the U.S. Open. What raises immediate questions about Erin Hills is the number of players under par, even with so many top stars struggling. "I was teeing off and I looked up and saw it on fire, and I felt sick to my stomach", Jamie Lovemark said. After his excellent Masters (sixth) and his sterling 66 on Thursday, Casey did find a calamity Friday. Read More »

Hamilton win puts pressure on F1 drivers' leader

Hamilton's third win of the season, his sixth in Montreal and the 56th of his career, helped him reduce championship leader Sebastian Vettel's advantage to 12 points. Verstappen's pain was Hamilton's gain as it made his task all that much easier. "I was fairly busy the whole race, had a lot of things to do, from a racing point of view was great, I really enjoyed it, it wasn't boring at all, but yeah I think as I said, the pace was there, the auto deserved to finish higher up". Read More »

Blaney picks up first career NASCAR win at Pocono

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The Wood Brothers won for the 99th time. The new interim driver of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, Wallace admitted he was bummed and frustrated after being penalized for speeding three times throughout the 160-lap race. He was super-fast. "That was our only weakness". " Jimmie Johnson reached out pretty much as soon as we announced it", Wallace told NASCAR.com . "Just couldn't charge any of the corners like I needed to with the stopping power that I had". Read More »

US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy, Jason Day to miss cut

Only a birdie at the last hole prevented the 29-year-old Day from equalling his worst score in golf's four big dances - a second-round 80 at the 2012 US PGA Championship. For most others, like Henrik Stenson , it was being careless off the tee and facing the rigorous test of recovering. "He said 'The blimp is not looking good.' I guess it was nose down". Read More »

Fowler beats up Erin Hills

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And it doesn't stop there. "And I tend to play better on this type of golf course, so you enjoy what you play well on". Chasing his first major title, 28-year-old Fowler equalled the lowest opening score relative to par in US Open history, joining Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, who both shot 7-under 63s at Baltusrol in 1980. Read More »

US Open leader Fowler delights in 'stress-free' opening round

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He was, at that point, four shots from Rickie Fowler who had by then already finished his round but a superb approach to 7 feet at the 10th led to another birdie and he was just three from the lead. "But there's way too many holes out here where one bad shot could be a double bogey quickly". A statement from the Washington County Sheriff's Office said its initial investigation shows the blimp may have experienced mechanical problems before the crash. Read More »

'One of those days' as McIlroy finds trouble in Erin Hills rough

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Justin Maynard, a sales manager for AirSign, said the company's operations team on the ground in Erin had no more definitive information on pilot's condition, other than the pilot was expected to be OK. Remarkably, given McIlroy's superior driving skills, nobody hit fewer fairways in the first round. Rickie Fowler never came seriously close to a bogey on his way to a 7-under 65, which matched the U.S. Read More »

Fowler leads US Open

He birdied three straight holes to move into second at 6 under, one shot back of co-leaders Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele. But Koepka was even better, carding four birdies on his bogey-free outward nine as both players settled in at nine-under with nine to play. Read More »

Complaining US Open golfer can play Erin Hills after all

World number five Jordan Spieth , the 2015 US Open victor at then rookie host Chambers Bay, shot 73 while defending champion Dustin Johnson carded a 75. Three players - Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka - were in the clubhouse on five under, two back from Fowler. Sheriff's officials said the pilot was the only one on board. Read More »

Greens at Erin Hills starting to firm up

Casting aside his own advice, he made a decision to stay for another day at the U.S. Open . They were three shots clear of anyone else. Inspired by watching Rickie Fowler on TV tear up rain-softened Erin Hills in Thursday's morning wave, England's Paul Casey went out and fired an opening round six-under 66 to trail the American by one. Read More »

McIlroy, Day try to make up ground at US Open

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It was sporadic storms earlier in the week that has softened the greens. "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did", Johnson said. E coli bacteria can cause various forms of illness, most commonly sickness and diarrhoea, but the consequences can be even more severe. Read More »

Crosby now the greatest Penguin

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However, if the Penguins did not have the effort and the contributions from their depth players, they never would have won their second straight Stanley Cup . It was certainly more stressful for me this time around. To go along with that, several Penguins players participated in the World Cup of Hockey before the season. Read More »

Champions Trophy: England knocks out Australia with with a 40-run

Meanwhile Smith lamented the "freebies" his bowlers has dished out to Morgan and Stokes during a "momentum shift" after the initial rain break. Before the tournament, Warner said a "psychological blow" landed on England ahead of the Ashes if they could run through them in this fixture. Read More »

Kedar's spell made the difference, says skipper Kohli

The confidence he has in his bowling comes from the fact that Dhoni used him as a surprise weapon during the ODI series at home against New Zealand past year. "We played some really good cricket but we're not going to take anything for granted for sure". I wish both the sides the best, but I just feel India will have too much in their tank for our arch rivals. Read More »

McGregor backers: Mayweather fight is no sideshow

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That's what a fighter was, but now I have no idea what the kids of today would define a fighter as. Connor will have a hard time beating Mayweather because he's too far ahead experience-wise. None have managed to knock him down. To add insult to injury, van Heerden says that he was out of shape at the time because he had just returned from vacation, and was still able to land blows at will on Conor. Read More »

Nasser Hussain says pitch blameless in England defeat

Sohail, a former national selector, came under fire after he lashed out at Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on a television channel, saying he should not be too smug or over smart. Pakistan outplayed England in all departments to become the first semi-finalists of the prestigious tournament. The right-arm fast bowler was well supported by fellow pacers Junaid Khan and debutant Rumman Raees (coming in place of an injured Mohammad Amir), with both picking up two wickets each. Read More »

Fowler leads US Open as Day struggles

That's something Day, the No. 3 player in the world, rarely says at a major. I just didn't putt very good. "It was odd. I was confident the last few days and before teeing-off today". McIlroy got off to a nice start with an eagle on the par-4 No. 2, but that was his biggest highlight. "I think I have a little bit of an advantage", he added. Read More »

Fowler takes early lead at US Open

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Newly branded as the "ultimate test in golf ", the U.S. Open has always been famed for its toughness and Erin Hills , the longest ever layout for a U.S. "That was the big key for me". McIlroy has played just six tournaments this year and said rustiness cost him in Wisconsin. Day's meltdown began when not one, but two chips from the first cut of rough behind the fourth green hit the top of the hill, then trundled back down to nearly where Day was standing. Read More »

US Open 2017: E. coli bacteria found in drinking water

Mickelson holds the U.S. Open record with six runner-up finishes, and it's the only major keeping him from the career Grand Slam. McIlroy shot 6-over-par 78, Day shot 79. "A lot of guys were supporting me out here", Na said of his fellow players. "This has an Open feel to it. maybe that changes the feel and maybe that's just something I've lacked at previous US Opens". Read More »

Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit

The prosecutor's office in the Spanish capital is alleging the Portugal global used a business structure created in 2010 to hide his image rights income from the Spanish authorities. Ronaldo , though, has publicly maintained that he has a clear conscience , while also privately confessing amid this saga that he wants to leave Spain . Read More »

McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open

American Rickie Fowler tamed a toothless Erin Hills to claim the early first-round lead at the U.S. Open on Thursday, making the so called toughest test in golf look easy. Lee Westwood, 44, earned his spot on the front page of the standings with a -3 score to start his tournament, and 47-year-old Ernie Els is just a stroke behind. Read More »

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: Dana White defends super fight

The fight will be at 154 pounds, for 12 rounds, with the fighters wearing 10-ounce gloves. Miocic also said on The Fight Society podcast that he would be confident going into the boxing ring against Joshua. "Anywhere and everywhere I go, it's all that people are talking about". Now that McGregor vs. Mayweather is happening, it is being reported that some very unusual conditions have been added to McGregor's contract. Read More »