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James wants Real Madrid pal Ronaldo to join him at Man Utd


Ronaldo , Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the latest in a long line of soccer players in Spain - among them Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar - to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers. Sergio Romero would be in line to be Mourinho's number one choice. Ronaldo has helped Real win the Champions League thrice, scoring twice in last month's final as they became the first club to retain the title, and he is also the competition's record goal scorer with 105 strikes. Read More »

Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid


Now the players are simply raving after the big success which also included a first Spanish league and Champions Cup/League double in 58 years - mainly because he managed to keep all players happy and fresh by rotating a lot. He finishes the season for the fifth straight year as the competition's top scorer with 12 goals and the Portuguese moves closer to matching Lionel Messi's record of winning the Ballon d'Or five times. Read More »

Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by one at US Open


He birdied the par-5 18th to close out a 6-under 66. "I was able to get to a few under by just accepting the fact that the putt might miss instead of having to have it be flawless". World No.9 Rickie Fowler , who held the halfway lead, earned solo fifth with a 68, with Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim a shot back alone in sixth after also carding a 68. Read More »

Koepka claims US Open title

For the first time in the tournament's history a record number of 44 players finished under par - obliterating the previous record (39) of players under par after round 1 of the US Open , set in Medinah in 1990. I was excited for today. Today my game wasn't quite there, but still got it round in level par. "But, at the same time, I don't feel like I lost a golf tournament, I think Brooks went out and won the tournament". Read More »

Alun Wyn Jones to lead Lions recovery mission against Crusaders


He expected another intense match, saying playing New Zealand's Super Rugby sides was "great preparation" for the Test series. In testing conditions - rain hammered down for large parts of the game - the Lions looked to be heading into the break with the advantage after a CJ Stander converted score negated Reiko Ioane's early try for the Blues . Read More »

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko Stuns Simona Halep to Win Title

As The New York Times reports , Saturday's win makes Ostapenko the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933. "I can just look forward", she said. I love you guys. It's so wonderful to be here. I have no words, it is my dream. Ostapenko's 50th victor of the match was another half-volley, helping her to a 5-3 lead, which she then converted against the serve by thumping Halep's delivery straight back past her. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo interested in Manchester United return

The 32-year-old was said to be "undergoing treatment" for an unspecified injury which kept him from facing the media in Russian Federation. They are ready to offer him in a deal to bring Ronaldo back. "I have made a decision". Ronaldo's relationship with Former Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is no secret to the football world. According to Eurosport , Ronaldo's contract has a €1 billion [$1.12 billion] release clause, and at that price, it would be virtually impossible for any club to ... Read More »

Champions Trophy final: India lose to Pakistan by 180 runs


Later in the innings, Hardik Pandya, who put some resistance with a quick-fire 76 off 43 balls, was run out in the 27th over, thus, bringing an end to a famed Indian batting line-up. Any thought of the unlikeliest of victories was snuffed out when Pandya was run out by the length of the pitch after a mix-up with Jadeja. But went on to smash 114 and share a century opening partnership with Azhar Ali (59). Read More »

Justin Thomas comes crashing back to earth after Saturday 63

Open on Sunday at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. Harman, whose Wikipedia page was edited to describe him as "boring" after he edged into the lead on Saturday (17 June), ended up settling for second along with Japanese prospect Hideki Matsuyama , who came out of nowhere to soar up the leaderboard and finish on 12-under par, capping his stint in Wisconsin with a stunning round of 66. Read More »

Thomas bags US Open history with 63

The 24-year-old Thomas carved a three-wood from the fairway to within eight feet of the cup on the 667-yard finishing par-five and drained the putt for a nine-under-par 63, the best U.S. 5 from the edge of the green that broke so severely that he stood with his toes facing the hole and rapped the ball toward his left foot. And I was pretty far off. Read More »

Sailing: Japan knocked out in America's Cup semifinal

In the first race, Artemis had the lead but Outteridge crossed the course boundary for an unforced error and had to slow to two boat lengths behind the Kiwis. "We're bitterly disappointed to lose races and not continue in the America's Cup but that's sport and the America's Cup is a tough game". "It's a similar situation with Formula One where they are looking for continuity and looking to try and bring more new teams in, reduce costs, so to have someone with Martin's experience in helping ... Read More »

Protesters march for Philando on Father's Day

Within hours of the verdict, thousands of protestors came together at the state Capitol, starting a march toward St. Paul Cathedral. Jeronimo Yanez opened fire on Philando Castile , 32, during a traffic stop in Minnesota last July when he pulled him over for a broken brake light. Read More »

Penguins' Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft

It's possible, even, that the Penguins have a side deal in place sending some sort of asset to the Golden Knights to ensure they take Fleury, rather than one of the other available players. David Krejci: Another no-movement clause protected talent, the Bruins did not ask Krejci to consider waiving his NMC for the Golden Knights, which makes sense, as it would be stupid to lose this player for nothing. Read More »

Brooks Koepka savours maiden major success at US Open

To feel as confident as I did on a Sunday at a major and coming down the stretch was pretty neat. The others included recent Wells Fargo victor Brian Harman , who led Koepka by one as Sunday began and spent the back nine anywhere from 13 under to 11 under before settling at 12 under. Read More »

Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal — Transfer Focus


In case you didn't know. . In an interview with Calciomercato , Lopez did little to dispel the ongoing links with United and even suggested that Morata would welcome a move to English football. José Mourinho called the Spaniard to convince him to leave Spain and join Manchester United and the call was successful. The Swede has been released by United and the club's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann has already ended in disappointment with the La Liga giants' transfer ban being upheld, ... Read More »

Koepka pulls away to win US Open

But at the same time, I don't feel as though I lost the golf tournament. Having said that, the approach he hit on 15 was, I thought, his best of the day. The 28-year-world number nine got off to a flying start on Thursday with a seven-under-par 65 but saw his momentum falter on Friday with one-over-par 73. Read More »

Bellinger, Puig power Dodgers over Tribe

Will the Los Angeles Dodgers complete a road sweep of the Cleveland Indians when the two meet up today at 12:10PM ET? Kershaw cleaned up his ledger with two scoreless innings before Pedro Baez set down all three hitters he faced. On Thursday, Hill will make his first career start vs. Cleveland. He has given up 42 earned runs in 66 innings. His return will send Michael Brantley to the bench. Read More »

Adam Hadwin set to make cut 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. He finished with a 7 on the par 4, dropping back to 5 under. Hadwin's shotmaking improved the back nine, that's when the putter cooled off. While Erin Hills was still not playing as hard as many past U.S. Read More »

Long road: Koepka's journey now includes a US Open title

Brooks Koepka flashes an unflappable, size-you-up look wherever he strolls - much like a real-life Peter Parker or big-cheese John Wayne. There were only six birdies and U.S. Open. Like Thomas, Fowler, Matsuyama and nearly every other tour player in his 20s, Koepka was drawn to golf by the magnet that was Tiger Woods . Read More »

Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in ICC final


Caught off a no-ball on three, left-handed opener Fakhar went on to make an impressive 114. He dismissed three of the world's top (ODI) batsmen in Rohit Sharma (nought), India captain Virat Kohli (five) and Shikhar Dhawan (21) in a stunning new-ball spell. Read More »

Pakistan outclass India to win ICC Champions Trophy


For once, the Pakistan middle order didn't waste the great start. He got a few streaky boundaries upfront but then settled in to give each Indian bowler, a mighty thwack.There was no looking back after that and was liberal help from all the Indian bowlers, who erred in length, gave away needless extras to release the pressure completely. Read More »

Ruggedman: Ronaldo Return To United Would Be 'Transfer Of The Decade'

Manchester United sold the free-scoring attacker to Real Madrid for a then-world record fee of £80m in the 2009 summer transfer window and has scored 285 goals in 241 league appearances since his move. Manchester United are putting together a stunning financial package for Cristiano Ronaldo - with the Portuguese superstar eager to return to the club. Read More »

Aegon Championships 2017: Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's Club

For the third time in his career, Nadal won every set at a grand slam. "I don't know. I can not say (yes); I can not say not. I didn't really think I'd have such a long career and win so many tournaments", he added. While other players experience ups and downs, Nadal never appears to falter, consistently emerging from the field as the best player in the world. Wimbledon is something that will soon become the main subject in the tennis world. Read More »

Brooks for the win

Koepka took it from there - a victory in Turkey against a strong field, his first PGA Tour victory in the Phoenix Open, his first Ryder Cup and now a major championship. The U.S. Open is supposed to be golf's ultimate test, and Erin Hills did not provide it. Players, by all accounts, loved it. McIlroy and Tiger Woods (12 under at Pebble Beach in 2000) had been the only players to finish there. Read More »

Little-known Koepka Wins US Open Golf Championship


Open - how he regards himself and how the golf world views him. "It was one of those things, I think I had played so many weeks in a row, not a day off, it really got to me". While more players than usual broke par at a U.S. Open, numerous world's best golfers failed to make the halfway cut after Friday's second round. Read More »

Lions new boys handed Chiefs role

Gatland , however, said the England player would be available for selection. "He could have played on Saturday", said Gatland. If the Lions made a statement on the pitch, Warren Gatland certainly made a statement off it with the announcement that six players were being added to the squad for a ten-day period. Read More »

Former FSU star Brooks Koepka ties record in US Open win

QUOTEWORTHY: "I didn't get him a card, so I really hope this works", -Koepka on his plans for celebrating Father's Day with his dad, Bob. I feel really good about just about everything else. In the group ahead leader Brooks Koepka didn't slip up. And once Koepka made his third straight birdie at 16, Harman knew his championship chase was over. Read More »

McIlroy motivated by 'busy summer' after missing US Open cut

A packed US Open leaderboard saw Paul Casey , Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka on seven under after round two, with a further fourteen players within three of the leaders. "It's still Saturday, 36 holes is a very long time in a U.S. Open". Despite a flurry of late birdies it was not enough to turnaround an erratic round littered with errors and missed opportunities. Read More »

Maori All Blacks v Lions Review


Not surprisingly Warren Gatland has copped a fair bit of stick from his fellow countrymen and some friendly fire as well given the controversial additions to the squad from the Wales & Scotland tours. Asked if Joseph's omission from the Chiefs squad could indicate he has a chance for the first Test, Gatland replied: "Well he's played pretty well for us". Read More »

Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Virat Kohli


Even Golden Bat victor Shikhar Dhawan couldn't resist Amir's persistent accuracy, edging through outside off-stump, and when teenage spinner Shadab Khan successfully convinced Sarfraz Ahmed to review a "not out" lbw decision against Yuvraj Singh India's hopes were fading fast at 54-4. Read More »

Brooks Koepka Wins US Open With Record-Tying Effort

One fan even hollered his approval as Putnam walked to the green. "It was really cool". "I was hoping to back-door a top 25", he said. "I played really well today". The 27-year-old American didn't realize, however, just how close he was to making history. Torrential rain that doused the 7,818-yard layout at Erin Hills overnight presented the field with a feast of birdie chances, transforming the leaderboard into a sea of red as dusk fell. Read More »