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Six-way tie atop US Open leaderboard

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They were three shots clear of anyone else. Casey's opening 66 had left him a shot off the pace and he swiftly joined Rickie Fowler in the lead with a birdie from close range on the 11th, his second hole of the day, only to bogey the next and run up a triple-bogey on the 14th. Read More »

Warriors to Do 'Whatever it Takes' to Re-Sign Stephen Curry

I predicted that Golden State would beat Cleveland in five games. So it's reasonable to expect James to populate the trophy case at Quicken Loans Arena. If you're vying for a higher salary, don't focus on how much your colleague might be making . LeBron James and Miami Heat were better than him, Westbrook and Harden. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan stun England to reach final

Mickey Arthur's side will now face either India or Bangladesh on Sunday's final. It seemed Pakistani batsmen were batting on a different pitch during the chase as they cruised to complete the target in 37.1 overs, after openers Azhar Ali (76 off 100) and Fakhar Zaman (57 off 58) provided a flawless start. Read More »

Russia delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

President Vladimir Putin will attend Saturday's Group A opener in Saint Petersburg's Krestovsky Stadium between Russian Federation and Oceania champions New Zealand . And Samoura said that 480,000 tickets had already been sold - 60 percent of the overall total. He described that number as usual for such a tournament. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Sarfraz powers shaky Pakistan to semis

Pakistan could face arch-rivals India in Sunday's final at the Oval if the title-holders beat Bangladesh in Thursday's second semi-final at Edgbaston. The way he tricked Morgan by forcing him to play an outside ball and edging towards the wicketkeeper was the Oppo Moment of the match. But within touching distance of a first global 50-over title after three victories in the group stage, they crumbled limply to 211 all out and the bowlers failed to fire as Pakistan strolled to their ... Read More »

Virat Kohli: India will be neither arrogant nor 'intimidated' against Pakistan

And as, we all know, the match between these two countries is much beyond the game. I mean the pressure on our bowlers and the pressure of keeping up with the run- rate on the scoreboard. In some ways, Pakistan were fortunate to be involved in the competition at all. "And there will be days, when you score a zero and you feel great on the day as you have won a game of cricket". Read More »

Sunday with double dose as Pakistan faces India in Cricket and Hockey

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However, he failed to score as he hit the right pole. "When things don't go well - and, unfortunately, for Virat as for anyone else, things don't always go well - he falls back on his intense commitment and works ever harder until he turns the corner and meets the excessively high expectations", concluded de Villiers. Read More »

Mutko: Russia ready to host FIFA Confederations Cup

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With Wednesday marking exactly one year until the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, the hype - and genuine fan interest - has started to ramp up, fanned by such eye-catching moments as Michael Bradley's out-of-nowhere strike for the US against Mexico in the last qualifier. Read More »

FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia

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The team on Friday took part in their first training session since arriving in Sochi , where they will face heavyweights Germany on Monday (1am Tuesday AEST), with the team eager to get on with the business of the competition. In addition to being an idol, Ronaldo also serves as a mentor for the talented young forward. "We can not confirm the position expressed by Human Rights Watch ", he said. Read More »

Lions captain Warburton casts doubt over role in opening All Blacks Test

Following the much-needed and morale-boosting win over the Crusaders , the British and Irish Lions are in Dunedin to face the Highlanders - Super Rugby champions as recently as 2015. 10. "But there's three Tests to get selected for, so it's not the be all and end all with the first one". We have Rory Best , Iain Henderson , O'Brien, Henshaw and Payne watching that First Test, in Auckland, in their civvies but two weeks is a long time in sport. Read More »

Warriors fans celebrate, with expectations of more to come

The acquisition of Lou Williams in February will give them confidence going into his first full season as a Rocket, and if Harden enjoys a similarly dominant campaign, then the addition of another scorer will boost their prospects of stunning the Warriors . Read More »

Champions Trophy final: Pakistan has nothing to lose, says Azhar Mahmood

Asked what he has learned from leading his country in an ICC tournament for the first time, Kohli said: "The biggest thing is to stay off social media". "I am sure Team India will win". While there are a few cricketers who have constantly featured in both the Champions Trophy and the 50 over world cup, there are some others who have played in only one of the two. Read More »

US Open: How the Irish have fared on Day 2

The Japanese star birdied six of his first eight holes Friday, finishing round two at five under for the tournament. "So, it should be a fun weekend". Matsuyama birdied six of his first eight holes on Friday, shot 30 on his opening and flirted, albeit briefly, with shooting golf's magical 63 in a major, eventually settling for a 65 in Round 2 of the U.S. Read More »

Camaraderie at Golden State Warriors is incredible, says Kevin Durant

They completed the greatest playoff run to a championship in the 71 years of the NBA Finals . He was unanimously selected the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP . While the whole world is talking about the ring and the Warriors second title, we will mention the person who is responsible for it. "I couldn't sleep for two days", Durant said. Read More »

Manchester United increase Morata offer

A proposal of €70m from Old Trafford "does not satisfy" Real Madrid , according to Sport , so Conte has nudged Roman Abramovich to try and get both players. Despite starting less, Morata was Real Madrid's second-highest goal scorer only behind Cristiano Ronaldo . The Blancos striker's future has looked uncertain over the last couple of months and his time in the Spanish capital looks set to end, with United the overwhelming favourites to secure his signature. Read More »

Check out the best photos from the Warriors' championship parade

Though the Warriors have not yet released a statement as to why they are refusing the trip, players have publicly criticized President Trump for many of his policies. But Durant was quick to congratulate last year's champions. "Going through this year was so much fun. But probably more to come on that". "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", ... Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Wahab Riaz Ruled Out of the Tournament

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Vetran Yuvraj Singh who gave the final thurst to the Indian innings was adjudged Man of the Match . "I feel that our batsmen are short on the skills side and freeze under pressure". Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed felt his side lost the plot in the last overs of the Indian innings. And when it is India vs Pakistan , people across the country unite to pray for India's win against Pakistan . Read More »

India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017

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Even then, India played Pakistan in their first league game and managed to beat the arch-rivals. What's the reason behind it, Kohli replied, "We play every match with an intent to win, we don't believe in statistics, records, and previous matches". Read More »

Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills

Open that are familiar only to hard-core golf fans. Koepka had the lead until he turned a birdie chance into a bogey on the par-5 first hole after making the turn. Of the four, Fleetwood - who was ranked 188th in the world rankings as recently as last August, but now up to 32nd - is the only one never to have won in the United States. Read More »

I couldn't have shot any higher - Johnson after missing US Open cut

After weeks of pouring his heart and soul into qualifying for the first U.S. Open played in Wisconsin , Madison's Steve Stricker was right where he wanted to be after the tournament's second round. He hit three straight bogeys that dropped his score to six under par. Not everyone can take advantage. "Showed up for the last six holes, anyway, " he said. Read More »

Golden State Warriors championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Residents of Oakland, which lost one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, are still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a fatal warehouse fire. After those three agree to terms, then the Warriors will make the deal with Curry official. "Obviously, as a team, we're going to have a conversation", Curry continued. Read More »

Don't think we need to change anything for final: Kohli

We still remember Sourav Ganguly, who put up a gritty 50 in the face of a fierce Pakistani bowling attack, returned to the ground after getting knocked out by a Shoaib Akhtar bouncer. But we've closed the chapter on that. "This is gone. If we play good cricket, definitely we will win this tournament". In these days of science, rocket science and logic, coincidences can just be that -coincidences. Read More »

NBA Finals On ABC: Most-Watched Since 1998

Kevin Durant traded in his Oklahoma City Thunder jersey for a Golden State Warriors uniform which unsettled a few pundits, namely Stephen A. Smith. "With another championship", Wanda Durant said with a laugh. " You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he added. The Cavaliers would push and hustle and trust LeBron to deliver them. Read More »

Rs 2000 crore bet on India-Pak title clash

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India's remarkable consistency will be up against Pakistan's legendary volatility when the rivals clash in what is expected to be an exciting finale to the Champions Trophy in London . "We played some really good cricket, but we're not going to take anything for granted for sure". Arthur is confident that, with key seamer Mohammad Amir fit to come straight back into the team after the back spasm which ruled him out on Wednesday, Pakistan can consign their Birmingham misadventure to ... Read More »

Clinical England sail through to semis

England , after defeating Bangladesh in their opening match, gave a clinical performance against the Blackcaps and registered a 87-run win at Cardiff . The whole team was bowled out for 223 runs in 44.3 overs and Australia emerged victorious with 33 balls to spare. Joe Root proved the usual rock for England , hitting 64 off 65, with four fours and two sixes, but went after chopping the ball back onto his wicket against Anderson. Read More »

Steve Kerr reaffirms desire to coach Warriors 'for a long time'

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Not only would the trade give Cleveland a much better chance of beating Golden State, it would allow IN to remain relevant without George, who is widely rumored to be leaving IN free agency at the end of next season. " First of all, if everybody wanted Steph, he would have been the No. 1 pick", Durant said, according to ESPN . "Going through this year was so much fun. Read More »

Leishman in touch in US Open second round

I made a few errant shots. "And I just unfortunately didn't execute". That's not a coincidence. Other notable players failing to make the cut included British Open champion Henrik Stenson (147), former Masters winners Charl Schwartzel (147) of South Africa and Australian Adam Scott (147) and double Masters victor Bubba Watson (148). Read More »

Gatland delighted with build-up to the test series

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Still, the win and its inherent solidity will have provided some boon to Lions head coach Warren Gatland . With over a quarter of the game to go with the returning Kerr-Barlow back on the field, the wave of confidence grew, as the Maori attack fizzled out. Read More »

Stephen Curry's 2nd NBA championship puts him in rare company

The Warriors won 129-120 to. Even though this particular Finals didn't go the way LeBron James probably hoped it would, it only solidified The King's status as one of the game's all-time greats. "I wanted him to hear me say it", Wanda Durant shared. It's easier said than done, obviously, but that's the goal. "That's the culture that we built and it's an incredible thing to see". Read More »

Late goal gives Stanley Cup to Penguins

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When GM Jim Rutherford replaced Ray Shero in the summer of 2014, he raised eyebrows when he said he only planned to be in the job a couple of years. The 40-year-old forward has skated in 1,366 career contests and 123 playoff matches. The Penguins are right up against the salary cap annually but they also don't overpay their stars. Read More »

Cherchesov wants new period of Russian Federation success

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Petersburg Saturday. Smolov's goal was rightly ruled offside before Russian Federation took the lead in the Group A clash on 31 minutes. Fans attending the 2017 Confed Cup have to register their details to receive an ID badge they must wear to be allowed into the stadiums . Read More »