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No pressure on us ahead of ICC CT final: Virat Kohli

One of the most unpredictable sides in world sport, Pakistan were the lowest-ranked side going into the tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides and produced a shambolic performance in their heavy opening defeat by India . Read More »

Thomas sets scoring record with 63 at US Open

Open . Perhaps making it a bit easier is the knowledge that Erin Hills is nowhere near the suffocating sauna that typically affronts players in this tournament. Justin Thomas sank a insane putt at the US Open. "I really haven't been hitting the ball well as of late", Matsuyama said. "Let me make it very clear that (when) we came here, this was all about coming to a great golf course to play the greatest championship in women's golf", Davis told The Washington Post last month. Read More »

Facts about Champion Trophy final

There will be many distractions when India lines up against Pakistan in the final, with a manic crowd likely to be out of control in the lead up and on match day as the hype for this match will be huge. Sarfraz's own form behind the stumps and with the bat has been equally impressive. On Thursday, a civilian was allegedly shot dead by angry Indian soldiers in summer capital Srinagar which erupted in joy after Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka. Read More »

Forget group win over Pakistan, Kohli warns before final

It's easy to say that India are better than Pakistan . Their fierce encounters on the field are considered as "do or die" and is followed by millions, if not billions, all around the world. "That's the kind of players they have, we're quite aware of that", added Kohli, with India hammering Bangladesh by nine wickets in Thursday's second semi-final at Edgbaston. Read More »

McIlroy and Day bow out of US Open

Open ", said Koepka . After Matsuyama and Reavie, the next best round of the day was Bill Haas' 68. On one, a par 5, he was 85 feet short of the hole on his second shot and got the easy up and down. Jamie Lovemark, Rickie Fowler and JB Holmes featured in a three-way tie at six under. About all that might save Erin Hills from another onslaught was a forecast for the strongest wind of the week. Read More »

Spectator dies at US Open


Day admitted the course lay-out had played on his mind in both his rounds. "I shot myself in the foot yesterday and gave myself too much to do", he said afterwards. His drive appeared to sail into the rough. "It's the hardest tournament of the year, right?" The 23-year-old from San Diego had been having an excellent debut at the Open. Read More »

Champion Trophy final: Kohli wants to stay away from social media

He was calmness personified, exuding an impression that things are under control. He said: "Beating England the way we did showed just how much talent there is in this side". Since January 2000, no Pakistan batsman has scored more ODI runs against India than Shoaib Malik. It is perhaps fitting. The attacks were carried out and orchestrated by Pakistanis, who India accused the Pakistan state of supporting and later shielding. Read More »

Every Record LeBron James Broke In The NBA Finals

TAKING AIM | Gold State Warriors and Kevin Durant success just doesn't sit right. "They're going to be around for a while", Cavaliers forward LeBron James said after suffering his second Finals defeat in three years to a Warriors team that went 16-1 in the playoffs. Read More »

Kohli turns off social media ahead of Pakistan clash

If we play good cricket , definitely we will win this tournament ". "We haven't spoken about this game in a different way. We came here very, very firmly of the opinion that we wanted to come here and win it and that has been our chat all the time ", he said. Read More »

Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title

But controversial policies and outlandish statements by President Donald Trump have upset many U.S. professional athletes, including players from the predominantly African American NBA . But the Warriors held their nerve winning 129-120 in game five and laid the ghost of last season to rest. "I remember exactly where I was this time previous year, and it wasn't a great feeling", Curry told the crowd at a rally after the parade. Read More »

Virat Kohli is under more pressure, claims Mohammad Amir

They had the simpler route to the final in terms of facing Bangladesh in their semi-final, but the clinical fashion in which they went about picking Bangladesh off was still a show of their confidence as a side. Amir, thought to be the team's spearhead, missed out on the semi-final against England on Wednesday. Amir would like to lead the pack like Wasim Akram did in that final against England, sending Allan Lamb (31) and Chris Lewis (0) back in two consecutive deliveries returning ... Read More »

Wisconsinite Steve Stricker in position for weekend berth at Erin Hills

While Erin Hills was still not playing as hard as many past U.S. Open courses, it was beginning to firm up from the early week rain, plus the USGA had a few tricks up its sleeve. "The finish was awesome". "I was sticking to the same game plan, I was doing the same things", Hadwin said. He might need one at this rate. Greg Norman and Vijay Singh are the only golfers to record two rounds of 63 in the majors. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: You can't rest on your laurels, says Virat Kohli


It was indeed commendable the way the Indian team responded to the pressure situation against formidable South Africa at The Oval on Sunday. There was a chance in 16th over as Phehlukwayo managed to induce an edge out of Kohli , but Hashim Amla's diving effort went in vain as the ball popped out of his stretched right arm. Read More »

Day two ends with four-way tie

Joining Matsuyama two shots back is an eclectic mix that includes PGA Tour rookie Xander Schauffele (73), amateur Cameron Champ (69), 36-year-old PGA Tour veteran Brandt Snedeker (69) and 21-year-old South Korean Kim Si-woo (70), the youngest player to win the Players Championship. Read More »

World's top 3 make history, miss cut

It's also important to note that there hasn't been a playoff in the last eight U.S. Opens . Koepka had the lead until he turned a birdie chance into a bogey on the par-5 first hole after making the turn. Masters champion Sergio Garcia said he was happy to be in the hunt at the U.S. Open and that his chances of adding a second successive major would improve if the course toughened up in the upcoming rounds. Read More »

Top 3 miss US Open cut, leaving 4-way tie for lead


World number one Johnson becomes the ninth player to miss the cut having won the USGA's blue ribbon event 12 months previous. He'll head home to spend time with his son, River Jones Johnson, who was born Monday. Sixty-eight players made the cut , with former champion Webb Simpson, former Masters and British Open victor Zach Johnson and former PGA champion Keegan Bradley all making it on the number. Read More »

Justin Thomas sets single round record at US Open

Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . Miller's 63 came in the final round of the 1973 Open at legendary Oakmont, annually ranked as one of the most hard courses in the world. A triple-bogey didn't stop Paul Casey from grabbing a share of the lead at the midway point of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. The four-way tie was the most after two rounds in a U.S. Read More »

Four-way tie at US Open

Jason Day was walking away from Erin Hills with his wife and son when he managed to find one positive about this U.S. Open. Thomas became the fifth player to shoot 63 in the U.S. However, heavy overnight rain dumped an inch of water on the course and that undoubtedly helped low scoring with players able to take advantage of receptive greens and attack the holes. Read More »

The wrong kind of US Open history

Two rounds down and two to go at the US Open at Erin Hills and we are still no closer to discovering the identity of the 2017 US Open champion. He had 310 yards to the hole when he hit 3-wood that could have led to big trouble if he went too far long or left. No one took advantage like Fowler. Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots first 9-under round in US Open history

He made the eagle to get his name in the record book Saturday. He actually trails Brian Harman by 1. He still went out in even-par 36 and was one shot behind Rickie Fowler , who plays in the afternoon. "The majors have a different feel and sound to the roars and to hear the crowd go insane when I holed that putt on 18 was really cool", said Thomas, whose back-to-back wins in Hawaii in January included an opening 59 in the Sony Open. Read More »

Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open

Former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson shot a 71, though he was still seven shots behind. Vijay Singh was the last player to accomplish the feat in 2003 at Olympia Fields. "On Friday it was the opposite". The tournament-leading foursome held a one-shot lead over a trio of contenders that includes first-round leader Rickie Fowler . Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open

Despite this, they'll still inscribe someone's name on the U.S. Open trophy, forever, and it might be Tommy Fleetwood (-11), or any of the band behind him, including Ricky Fowler, two shots out of the lead or, who knows, Xander Schauffele, Lindsey Buckingham or Stevie Nicks. Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots 63 in third round at US Open

His 63 on Saturday was magnificent , and if he backs it up on Sunday with his first major championship, it will be even more historically relevant. Shortly after Thomas finished off his record round, Paul Azinger said on the broadcast what many might now be thinking: "I'm scared of Justin Thomas". Read More »

Pakistan's Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

But not only have Pakistan , the lowest ranked team in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides, always been regarded as world cricket's most "unpredictable" outfit, they have lost all three of their previous knockout matches against India at worldwide Cricket Council tournaments. Read More »

Thomas shoots 63; breaks US Open record

This might have been more than anyone was expecting. Thomas became the fifth player to shoot 63 in the U.S. Open , and the first with a score of 9 under. Only a half-dozen of them have even experienced Sunday contention in golf's biggest events. "If you look at this golf course and you talk to me, Jason or Rory, this golf course sets up ideal for us", Johnson said. Read More »

Paul Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard

Li found the rough with his tee shot on 18 and hacked it out with an eight-iron, but his ball settled into a deep divot on the fairway, before his third shot bounded through the green into more nasty grass, from where he took six more shots to hole out for a 10-over 82 at Erin Hills . Read More »

Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

Hopes for a bilateral cricket tournament between the two countries have also all but collapsed as the Indian cricket board repeatedly excuses the team from playing against Pakistan without formal approval from New Delhi , where the political party in power sees it against its interests. Read More »

Top 3 miss US Open cut, 4-way tie for the lead

Open round ever in relation to par. Of course, winning is easier said than done, especially at Erin Hills where the U.S. Open has turned into a birdie barrage. Haman, 30, joined the PGA Tour in 2012 and has won two tournaments, including the Wells Fargo Championship this year. Unfortunately for the four-time major victor he looked on course to be doing precisely that on Friday afternoon after struggling to an opening 78, which featured an eagle on the second, four bogeys and double ... Read More »

Kentuckian Justin Thomas uses record round to grab US Open lead

McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011 and claimed his second major title in the US PGA the following year. Dustin Johnson was right on the cut line with eight holes to play. "I got a massive break", he said. It was the first time since the world ranking began in 1986 that the top three players missed the cut in any major. Read More »

Nothing easy for 1-2-3 at Erin Hills


The thrilling finish vaulted Thomas into the clubhouse lead on 11 under par late in the third round but with numerous contenders still out on the course and threatening to catch him. After a 10th-place finish at The PLAYERS Championship, Noren enjoyed a massive come-from-behind win at the BMW PGA Championship. He birdied four of his last six holes - he missed two birdie putts of 10 feet and two-putted for birdie on the par-5 seventh - to rally for a 71. Read More »

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

There have been a pair of 65s, and Brian Harman holds the 54-hole lead at 12-under. "I've pictured winning the U.S. Open a lot of times before". "It was never that way in the U.S. "I don't know", Thomas said when asked what he'd say to Miller, "but I'll be pretty happy". "And I showed what I can do". The Englishman is tied for second at 11 under with Thomas and Brooks Koepka (who birdied 18). Read More »