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Wounded Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory

In an exclusive chat with India Today , Sourav Ganguly, when asked about the same called it "stupid" and 'ridiculous.' "Somebody who has played the game for his country and captained it should appreciate the way they have come to the final", the former Indian opener said. Read More »

Statistics do not lie - Cristiano Ronaldo

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Zidane's Real beat Juventus 4-1 for a second straight Champions League crown in Cardiff on Saturday night after last year's penalty shootout win over Atletico Madrid . It's another record for us and the players deserve it and so do I because I scored twice and I'm the top scorer in the Champions League . "( Madrid ) showed their class and the attitude needed to play in this kind of game", Buffon said after losing a third final. Read More »

Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

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 lost a bit of skin out there", Casey said of the triple bogey. "I prefer a golf course where we can make some birdies, for sure", Casey added after a record-setting first round that featured 44 scores under par, shattering the previous record 39. Read More »

Four-way tie for lead, top-3 MC at US Open

Discussing his woes at the long 14th, Casey added: "It was all my own fault, but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did". Alas, due to his struggles on Thursday when he shot 78, McIlroy finished at 5 over and suffered the same fate as Day . Johnson was hitting it so well that he appeared to be safe even when he was on the cut line. Read More »

Warriors Troll The Cavs With "Quickie" Shirts

Anyone hoping to reach the Warriors parade and events at Lake Merritt in Oakland is asked to take public transportation to Jack London Square Stateion in Oakland and walk 15 minutes to the parade. "Thank you for the support". That all spells trouble for the rest of the league , who saw the Warriors capture a title in 2015, win a record-setting 73 games the next regular season before Durant moved to the Bay Area and the team became a juggernaut. Read More »

An early US Open departure for Day and McIlroy

Open", he said. Jason Day also tangled with fierce fescue and had two triple bogeys in his round of 79. Brian Stuard of Jackson shot a 9-over 81, the worst round of his pro career. McIlroy joked earlier in the week that anyone who couldn't hit such wide fairways "might as well pack your bags and go home ". "Not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man", Casey said. Read More »

Rickie relaxed over blistering Open start

Another warm, dry day is drying out the course during the second round of the U.S. Open, and the players are noticing a difference. While Fowler got off to a soaring start, Dustin Johnson , the No. Open. He was 100 feet away for birdie on No. 6 and burned the edge of the cup on that one, except that it ran by some 7 feet and he three-putted for bogey. Read More »

New Zealand wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

The New Zealand side meet Bangladesh in Cardiff on Friday night (NZ time) in their final pool match of the one-day cricket global competition, with England and Australia facing off in the pool's other fixture. "They got a lot out of the surface". We can look to bat well on a quality wicket. Whether it's with Ronchi or Tom Latham - still working his way back from a foot injury - makes little difference to Guptill's approach, which he said had become a little more aggressive since ... Read More »

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

Shockingly enough, the answer was yes. Casey finished his wild day with six straight pars for a 1-under 71 to set the target Friday. Fowler will be among the later starters along with defending champion Dustin Johnson , who opened defence of his crown with shaky three-over 75 and will need to mount a charge to make the cut. Read More »

Une finale dames très ouverte — Roland-Garros

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Face à elle, Simona Halep se contente principalement de défendre en abusant des balles longues aux trajectoires arrondies. "J'ai dû choisir entre le tennis et la danse, se souvient elle". Quand Timea Bacsinszky se livre sans la moindre retenue dans le micro, au point de désespérer le responsable de la WTA qui a un timing à respecter, Jelena Ostapenko frustre les journalistes qui aimeraient en savoir plus sur elle. Read More »

Fowler leads US Open after one round

He relishes a potential weekend dogfight, especially with so many major champions out of contention (i.e. Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy , who all missed the cut). Open". How much prize money will the 2017 US Open victor earn? I think it's easy to lose track, it's very easy to take off on your own path and, before you know it, you're too far down there and it's a long way back. Read More »

Rickie Fowler leads after unusual Round 1 at US Open

The top two ranked players in the world, defending champion Dustin Johnson and 2011 US Open victor Rory McIlroy , also failed to make the cut. Tournament guests at the fan central portion of Erin Hills shared their thoughts on round two of the championship. Read More »

Koepka, Fowler tied for lead at 9 under

Lurking at five under was a pack including young South Korean Kim Si-woo, who recovered from an early bogey by stringing together three straight birdies through the turn on the way to a two-under 70. 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. McIlroy got off to a nice start with an eagle on the par-4 No. Read More »

Fowler goes low, leads 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. "I love the way the greens are rolling, and there was a ton of footage putts, made a bunch of 20-footers", Snedeker said. Five players are at five-under (139), including Hideki Matsuyama , who had a prime look at birdie on the 18th hole to match the record of eight under in a U.S. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Wants To Leave Real Madrid

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Ronaldo has previously expressed his frustration at being whistled by his own fans at Madrid, something the Madridistas have become notorious for, the Manchester United fans have nothing but love for their former player. He has a release clause of 1 Billion Euros even though it is nearly impossible for any club to pay such an amount for him. The player did not talk to reporters in Kazan . Read More »

Virat Kohli marks India after Champions Trophy win over Pakistan

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Pakistan , who only just qualified for the Champions Trophy when eighth in the International Cricket Council's ODI rankings, saw Azhar make exactly 50 in 65 balls. Barring opener Azhar Ali (50) others could not get starts or convert the starts they got. Only Jasprit Bumrah finished the match without a wicket, giving up 23 runs in five overs. Read More »

Curry, Durant committed to Golden State

Green interacted with the crowd on numerous occasions as the parade meandered through the streets of Oakland , where excited fans serenaded the players. "You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he added. "I wore short shorts so you could see my undershorts underneath. But we prevailed, we're champions and it's unbelievable doing it on our home floor". Read More »

Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2

It was the second consecutive US event the Briton has withdrawn from having pulled out of last month's Players Championship in the second round. The USGA issued this statement: "The USGA was saddened to learn that a spectator at Erin Hills passed away a short time ago". Read More »

French Open 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko: Anything is possible

Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an enthralling French Open final Saturday for the first title of her career. But with those winners came a heap of unforced errors and the high-risk, high-reward style meant a topsy-turvy match in terms of momentum but deep down, Ostapenko knew the match was on her racquet. Read More »

US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy misses cut for second year

Erin, Wis . - Erin Hills played like a pushover for a U.S. Open. "You don't often see that in a U.S. Open", Hadwin said. Koepka, Harman and Fleetwood all shot matching 2-under 70s to join Casey at 7-under. Harris English is 4 under after a second-round 69. The U.S. Open is known for putting a premium on par, even as the USGA tries to convince golf fans that it's not preoccupied with par. Read More »

Rory McIlroy misses cut and Willett 'backs out'

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McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011, but was a combined 50 over par for his seven other appearances before this week and missed the cut at Oakmont a year ago following rounds of 77 and 71. "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". He only shot 75, with just one birdie. Read More »

McIlroy and Day get the weekend off

Open or any major without some kind of hiccup". The highest ranked Irishman after round one is Shane Lowry on one under par. Next up is a weekend without most of the biggest names in golf . But Na had little trouble in the first round, shooting a 4-under 68. A pilot on board who apparently parachuted from the aircraft was being treated for injuries. Read More »

Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place

But I played one of my best clay-court matches to get the win. Nishikori stunned Murray in five sets at the US Open past year although he insisted he had little memory of it. "I'm pleased with how I turned the match around", Murray said. Murray's head-to-head record against Nishikori is 8-2. I knew he was playing good since the beginning of the tournaments, but I was confident with what I was doing since the beginning of the tournament. Read More »

Draymond Green cracks LeBron James bald joke on Instagram

James helped the Heat appear in four straight NBA Finals and win two championships. The Warriors may have built the most star-studded club of all-time last season, when they added Kevin Durant to a nucelus that already included Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green . Read More »

Fowler tames toothless US Open to grab early lead

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McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011, but was a combined 50 over par for his seven other appearances before this week and missed the cut at Oakmont previous year following rounds of 77 and 71. Few in the 156 player field, however, had a more wretched day than Englishman Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion who handed in a nine-over 81. Read More »

India Beat Bangladesh By Nine Wickets In ICC Champions Trophy

We were always in the game, but this applied the brakes to their innings. India won the match by nine wickets. PCB has also requested BCCI to drop Virat Kohli in finals and has promised Kulbhushan Jadhav's release in return. I could not get that in the last two games. "It was frustrating to miss an important match so I am determined to play and do well in the big match". "The wicket was brilliant". Read More »

Who needs $200M when there are championships to be won?

Curry, Kevin Durant and their teammates are determined to build a dynasty together and they might just be well on their way. And if Hart were smart, he won't bet against Durant and the Golden State Warriors any time soon. It's about us supporting this championship. So, it is a business. "I remember exactly where I was this time past year, and it wasn't a great feeling, " Curry told the crowd at a rally after the parade. Read More »

Pierce backs fearless Latvian to outlast Timea

No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland is leading 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 4-3 on Court Philippe Chatrier, while No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark is up 6-4, 2-6, 2-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen against unseeded 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia. Read More »

National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors unlikely to visit White House

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals . But the Warriors' dominance poses a problem for everyone. Teams can negotiate with their homegrown players sooner, and they can offer more money under the salary cap. "This is something that we want to continue to do, but for us to have these conversations that we had nearly a year ago and now being in this position, worth every shot we took in ... Read More »

NBA champion Warriors to parade through the streets of Oakland

Sure, it's tough to bet against any LeBron James-led team , but the G Dubs just had too much fire power for The King and his Cavs to compete with this year. "I couldn't quit, and there were times I wanted to quit, and I often said the sacrifice for me was not dying, that's what I sacrificed for my kids, not checking out on them", Wanda Durant said. Read More »

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

Sheldon Glasgow, who has been living in Oakland for 10 years, said he wasn't angry the Warriors were moving. But Steph Curry told reporters Wednesday that while the team will still decide as a group on what they plan to do, he hasn't changed his stance from what he would like that decision to be. Read More »

Curry to snub Trump White House visit

It's easier said than done, obviously, but that's the goal. "Because I knew he wanted it", Wanda Durant responded. The only player, David West , who has been outspoken in his disapproval of Trump, to speak on the matter has said that he'd "probably" decline the opportunity. Read More »