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Golden State Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship, Twitter Reacts

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In last year's NBA Finals , the Warriors took a 3-1 lead heading into Game 5, the same as it had this year, but Curry's team didn't manage to wrap up the series. History will always note that Durant's first championship came against James . Every time James and Kyrie Irving kickstarted a run and got their hands on the ledge, Durant was there, rising up for a three and stomping his landing right on their fingers. Read More »

Mohammad Amir declared fit to play final against India

The Champions Trophy was always intended as an interim competition, something to hold the interest of cricket lovers while they impatiently awaited the next World Cup. 32 - First time since 1984/85 that India are clashing with Pakistan in the final of a multi-national tournament. "That's the kind of belief he has in his ability and we have that belief in him". Read More »

Fleetwood focused as he bids for first major

There will be an 18-hole playoff on Monday if the leaders are tied after 72 holes. 59 at the Sony is impressive enough but a 63 at the U.S. Open is a whole different animal and it's put Thomas in a great position to capture his first major championship. Read More »

Hafeez hails Pakistan spirit for India stunner

The Indian batsman has been clicking on all cylinders, displaying masterful performance throughout the tournament especially the opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma , giving India a flawless start, putting up scores on the board and pressuring the opposition bowlers. Read More »

Hosts Russia Ease Past New Zealand In Confed Cup Opener

The over 68,000-seat capacity stadium is created to host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup matches . Russian Federation win their third corner of the game. Having played his last test match on June 9 against the Chilean team, the Russian team as a whole looked good. How can they cope without the likes of the injured Artem Dzyuba and Roman Zobnin? In goal , they have the evergreen Igor Akinfeev and in defense Vasili Berezulski, Sergei Ignasevich and Dimitri ... Read More »

Former Georgia standout Harman maintains one-shot lead at US Open

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Open with a one-stroke lead, after overhauling record-breaker Justin Thomas on an enthralling, low-scoring Saturday (US time) at Erin Hills . Record-equalling Fowler had seven birdies and no bogeys in his 65, which tied with the lowest ever first round score to par at a US Open with Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf at the 1980 edition at Baltusrol. Read More »

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

Elsewhere, last year's U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett withdrew from the event with a sore back on Friday as the Englishman's injury woes continued. "Today I felt really good, played really well, and I have to wake up with the same feelings tomorrow if I'm going to have a chance". That includes the other two Kentuckians in the field - former St. Read More »

Thomas makes history in US Open third round

The lead, however, belonged to Brian Harman . Aside from Rickie Fowler - who is ranked ninth in the world, contended at the Masters two months ago, and had top-5 finishes at all four majors in 2014 - no one among the top nine can lay claim to any kind of major championship insight. Read More »

Belmont win was plenty compelling for Tapwrit's team

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Meantime (+1400) will start in the front, but with only one graded stakes race to his credit, even this diluted Belmont field could be above his pay grade, in a matter of speaking. His father, Curlin , was second at the 2007 Belmont. Epicharis has not raced since finishing second in the UAE Derby on March 25. These are still wonderful moments in the sport of horse racing and it's great to see another victor join Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing in 2017. Read More »

Real Madrid demand £78m for Alvaro Morata

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Don't forget the big money players in China (or at POTUS 45 calls it "GHYNNA!")- those clubs have been showing interested too, and possess the ability to match anyone's salary. From then the Spamish forward has emerged as a key player of Zinedine Zidane's La Liga squad. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. Read More »

Harman leads through 54 holes at US Open

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And most of my birdie putts were uphill and I could attack. "So I'm excited about all those things". "You know every year I played the U.S. Open everyone complained Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that his course is too hard". "As long as it's a good tournament, it's good for the U.S. Open, " Thomas said . Stricker, who turned 50 this year, seems to be rejuvenated on the course. Read More »

Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

I'm proud of the way I hung in there today. I've been there a handful of times and had some good finishes. This is why I play - to get myself into this sort of position. "I'd love to have another one of those", Thomas said. It's long and a lot of terrain. The 18th hole at Erin Hills has a special flag for the final round of the U.S. Read More »

Spieth stabilizes in final round at US Open

He had been in the same position Friday, only six yards closer to the green. Hoffman birdied five of his first eight holes to get to 9 under, one shot clear of a massive logjam in second. Open at the Erin Hills Golf Club in Erin, Wisconsin . There were 18 rounds in the 60s, starting with one for the record book. Thomas is 11-under-par 205 (73-69-63) heading into Sunday's final round and tied for second. Read More »

Alun Wyn to captain Lions against Crusaders

Gatland's Lions will find a similarity with the All Blacks in their next match on Saturday against the Canterbury Crusaders . "We also understand that with the potential test match focus of it, we have to adapt", Robertson said. Gatland has made no secret of his admiration of the strength of the game in New Zealand and said the Crusaders - captained on Saturday by All Blacks lock Whitelock - exemplified that. Read More »

LeBron James' Top NBA Finals Performances

I don't see a big gap. The win provided redemption for the Warriors , who brought Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense. Durant lost in his only previous Finals appearance in 2012. The five-game series averaged 20.4 million million viewers on television, plus an average minute streaming audience of 434,000. Read More »

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

He became the fifth player to shoot 63 in a U.S. Open and the first player at 9 under. But even with his historic round, Thomas , 11-under for the weekend, doesn't hold the lead. Unfortunately for him, a finishing bogey on the 18th, the easiest hole statistically in the championship, meant he is playing catch-up. More significant, though, is his own history. Read More »

Small margins can me massive in this game: Virat Kohli

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Post Champions Trophy 2009, India has never lost to Pakistan in an ICC tournament. They won all their matches after the debacle, and beat the tournament favourites, England , to reach their first ever Champions Trophy final. The top order - Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been remarkable, looking in total control out in the middle. "After the India match, we just motivated the guys", he said. Read More »

I'm not in Conte's plans, says Costa

However, the second season saw him have his differences with Jose Mourinho, who departed after a frightful start to the season. This presentation was posted on the club's official Twitter account, and unfortunately, they caught the moment when Conte flipped to the page where Costa was present (around the 33 second mark). Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan crush India with devastating bowling display

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After India had won the toss, Fakhar, on three, was caught by wicketkeeper Mahehdra Singh Dhoni off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball and the 27-year-old left-hander took full advantage to make his first global century. Made to bat first in the final, India posted 245, led by Sunil Gavaskar's 92. He took his aim at off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the next over, smashing one over long-on, ran for three but it should have been a four through the covers and a late cut for four down to third man. Read More »

Kite looks back on windy final round at Pebble

Fowler had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and Xander Schauffele. And they had even more company. Thomas, a major away from joining the young elite in golf , only added to a year of low numbers. "The scoring was so good this morning". I've been there a handful of times and had some good finishes. About all that might save Erin Hills from another onslaught was a forecast for the strongest wind of the week. Read More »

Lions send message to All Blacks ahead of test series

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Loose forward Liam Messam scored the home side's only try, while flyhalf Damian McKenzie added a conversion and penalty against a Lions combination that is expected to run out during the first test against the All Blacks next week. The Chiefs coach, asked about the banter starting to fly in earnest between Gatland and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen , said: "I tend to let my players do the talking on the field rather than enter into all that witty stuff ". Read More »

Four tied for lead in US Open

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Rickie Fowler , on the verge of being left behind, rallied with three straight birdies and shot 68. Prior to Saturday's third round of the 2017 U.S. "Showed up for the last six holes, anyway", he said. He had 10 scores of 3 on his card and a 2. Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day - the top three players in the world, all of them professing expansive Erin Hills to be ideal for their games - spent Friday cleaning out their lockers after missing the cut. Read More »

India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final

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With eight wins in the teams' previous 10 World Cup and Champions Trophy meetings, India are firm favourites but Arthur has taken confidence from their defeat in the group stage by Sri Lanka. Babar Azam was out after playing a mistimed shot straight into the Yuvraj Singh's hands at 46 in the 43rd over. But Kohli was adamant that he valued the all-round balance Pandya offers and suggested that, if India continued to invest in him, they would be rewarded with "a match-winning ... Read More »

Thomas' 63 shreds record in tight US Open

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., is five shots off the lead. Having five players reach 10-under in a single U.S. Open is rather remarkable considering just six had ever done it in the previous 116 Opens. "It depends on the weather". Thomas is no stranger to low scores . I'd love to have another one of those. He has four top 10s between the European and PGA Tours this season and is up to No. Read More »

Warriors' Steph Curry Doesn't Think He'll Go on WH Victory Visit

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (left) celebrates with teammate Stephen Curry after GSW's 129-120 win over Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the ORACLE Arena on Monday . Pretty much all their guys are in their 20s. Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them past year, squandering a 3-1 series lead. Read More »

Favourites India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final

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Just two weeks ago, Pakistan were at a low ebb after crashing to a humiliating 124-run defeat against India in the group stage. "That was something we hadn't prepared for", he said. "I said it before the England game, if we put our "A" game together and do the basics well, we can beat anybody". He can get you a couple of wickets, as well, and then with the bat and the field we know what he can do. Read More »

Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

Portugal manager Fernando Santos insists he trusts Cristiano Ronaldo "100 per cent as an athlete and a man" following accusations the Real Madrid star had defrauded Spanish tax authorities. Silva, who has just moved from FC Porto to AC Milan in a transfer worth almost 40 million euros, has scored seven goals in eight games since his debut with the national team in a friendly against Gibraltar in September. Read More »

Harman leads, Thomas ties record

Then I was so mad at myself for that. If you get four or five, that's pretty good. "Struck it well, hit a bunch of greens, and that's what you've got to do to play well around here". "Looking forward to the next two days". "I'm glad I went through it and I'm glad I'm here". "I struck the ball nicely, had some opportunities, rolled a few putts over the edge". Read More »

Aaron Judge Crushes 495-foot Homer in Yankees' Win

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This man is going to hit a baseball 500 feet soon. Blue Jays 4, Mariners 0: Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with three RBIs, J.A. Steven Souza Jr., Mallex Smith, Logan Morrison, Tim Beckham and Corey Dickerson all homered for the Rays. Yankees first. Brett Gardner singles to center field. Read More »

Forget group win over Pakistan, India's Virat Kohli warns before final

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Pakistan have managed to bounce back in this tournament, defeating South Africa and Sri Lanka in the group stages and England in the semi-finals to book a berth in the final. As far as Playing XI is concerned, India are going with the same team that registered a nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in the semi-finals. "We're now moving forward". Read More »

Pakistan defeat India to win Champions Trophy

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Pakistan in an ICC league final is cricket's governing body's dream-case scenario just that it will be played out in real as Virat Kohli and Co square off against arch-rivals Sarfraz Ahmed's unit at The Oval in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final in London on Sunday. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India vs Pakistan: Tarot Predictions

For the two giants of world cricket, it ends just how it started - against each other with more than a billion eyeballs assessing every single action of theirs. For Pakistan the plans are in place but it would only be revealed at the ground. They won against Sri Lanka miraculously in a must-win affair and bettered their show against England in the semi. Read More »

Thomas sets record for best round in US Open history

Rickie Fowler is at 10 under. Hopefully I do. I'll take it one step at a time. No, scratch that: I just don't want it this week. "I've felt like my game has been good enough to compete in the majors this year", he said . But a weather shift that is expected to hit for Sunday's final round may add a twist to a tournament that hasn't yet experienced U.S. Open-like conditions. Read More »

Johnny Miller: Justin Thomas' 63 not as good as mine

Thomas' 63 is the first 9-under-par round in U.S. Open history, eclipsing Johnny Miller's 8-under 63 in 1973. He became the fifth player to shoot 63 in a U.S. The Florida State product's five birdies included three, 2-putt birdies at 1, 14 and 18, contributing to 32 total putts. Sharing second with Fleetwood is the American duo of Justin Thomas (63) and Brooks Koepka (68). Read More »