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US Open 2018: third round

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His putting remained to be a problem. "I played well", Lumsden said afterward. And no explanation about what has happened to a game that only a short while ago was good enough to win three major championships and make Spieth a prohibitive favorite every time he teed it up. Read More »

Phil Mickelson appears to putt moving ball at US Open

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The damage was done on Thursday, make no doubt about that. Daly, however, already had a reputation for being wild and unpredictable, whereas Mickelson's reputation as American golf's golden man has been cultivated over almost three decades of exemplary behavior on the course. Read More »

France and Australia goalless at halftime

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Earlier this week the Socceroos boss hinted at his dilemma, warning his players they could not be overawed by facing some of the world's most celebrated players. Deschamps is set to go straight to his young stars, 19-year-old Kilian Mbappe and 21-year-old Ousmane Dembele , working together in front of Antoine Griezmann . Read More »

Afghanistan not nervous ahead of realising test dream - Stanikzai

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Yamin Ahmadzai took Afghanistan's first Test wicket by dismissing Dhawan for 107, with Vijay (105) second to fall. There's also the question of which two to pick from Murali Vijay , KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan . According to another understanding reached last month, all teams touring India will now play one practice game against Afghanistan , an arrangement which will provide worldwide exposure to the team. Read More »

Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A

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Russian Federation leads Group A on goal difference after beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 on Thursday (Friday NZT) in the tournament's first match . Uruguay are the toughest opponents for the north African team, and they will fancy their chances of advancing from Group A, which also includes Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open crown

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Former professional tennis players Greg Rusedski and Annabel Croft have questioned the tournament officials for allowing Rafa to get treatment for cramps in the middle of the match. The Spaniard edged an intense opening set, tightening his grip in the second. Nadal brushed aside Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2 on Court Philippe Chatrier to add to his record haul at Roland Garros . Read More »

Spain manager Julen Lopetegui sacked two days before opening match

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He was waved off by a number of Spain's coaching team, though three will follow him to Real: Assistant Pablo Sanz, fitness coach Oscar Garro and mental coach Juan Carlos Alvarez Campillo. "We have been compelled to act". "We are the national team. We represent this emblem, these colors, our fans, a country", the Spain captain wrote on Twitter . Read More »

Mike Smith, 52, becomes oldest jockey to win Triple Crown

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Justify led all the way in achieving one of the sports world's toughest feats 45 years to the day that Secretariat won the Belmont by a record 31 lengths. Did you see him in the gate, he's standing so still", Smith said. Vino Rosso won his first two career starts late a year ago in impressive fashion before contesting two Kentucky Derby prep stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More »

Nadal completes fightback to reach 11th French Open semi final

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The two remaining men's quarterfinals were suspended in progress and will resume Thursday. On the other hand, del Potro also was involved in a rain-marred quarter-final against third seed Marin Cilic over the last two days. The first set had taken 57 minutes, in stiflingly humid conditions, but there was to be no let-up for the underdog in the second. Cecchinato said: "It was a special tournament for me". Read More »

Justify Triumphs in Belmont, Wins Triple Crown

His career in the American Classic races began in 1996, and in that time , he's amassed over 2800 wins in his career in the sport, which includes International Races. Baffert, head turned, watched his handiwork in HD with a small smile that refused go away. "They're just superior horses", he added. "And I am so happy for Mike Smith ". Read More »

Nadal overcomes nerves to meet del Potro in French Open semi-finals

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Robin Söderling, one of two players to beat him at Roland Garros (alongside Djokovic), made that call earlier in the week , and he should know. "I have a plan", a confident Thiem, who dispatched surprise package Marco Cecchinato 7-5 7-6 (10) 6-1 in the semi-finals on Friday, told reporters. Read More »

LeBron James’ injured hand calls to mind some what

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One year and two months from now, he'll be a freshman. "I gave everything I had", said the 41-year-old coach, who had to deal with an anxiety disorder and took a nine-game leave of absence in the regular season after suffering from chest pains. Read More »

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: The five ages of tennis's greatest rivalry

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The clay-court specialist from Spain raced to a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory in two hours and 42 minutes over his younger Austrian rival and first-time major finalist on a warm, humid Sunday afternoon in France's capital, Paris. "Then hopefully I can do it better than today". He has come close in Paris before, losing in the semifinals previous year (to Nadal ) and in 2016 (to Novak Djokovic ). Read More »

WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 15th day

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The No.1-ranked Nadal made easy work of Thiem today, besting his opponent 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to add his 17th career major title to his tally. He also beat the Spaniard in Buenos Aires in 2016. Thiem produces a convincing service game, holding to love to come back to 3-1 down in the second set against Nadal. Thiem is playing at his limit just to stay in touch. Read More »

Not age, mileage is key in this edition

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Southgate refused to be drawn on whether he had decided on his starting line-up for the game in Volgograd. "So, if I look at the three weeks we've had, I couldn't be happier with the preparation: physically, tactically and in the togetherness of the group". Read More »

The Coach: Nadal must be aggressive to beat Thiem

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Both men are at stages in their career that have previously been points of great decline for the greats who came before them. He will face Rafael Nadal in the semi-final. Thiem's ability to bully opponents from the baseline was on display in his 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 victory over No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals. Read More »

Vettel takes pole, sets lap record in Montreal

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At the end of FP3, a loss of power for Pierre Gasly meant Honda had to revert to the previous specification of power unit in his vehicle. Hamilton's Silver Arrows team-mate Valtteri Bottas was fifth fastest in first practice , and sixth in the afternoon session. Read More »

4th time's the charm: Halep tops Stephens to win French Open

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Stephens played gradually shorter, struggled to open her shoulders to go for her shots and committed her 25th unforced error, netting a forehand, to give Halep a 4-2 lead in a huge turn of events. And her victory didn't lack for theatrics, as she looked dead set on a path to defeat after Stephens' hot start and yet left her opponent without any answers in a 6-1 closing set. Read More »

Kevin Durant wins Finals MVP

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The Cavaliers got back to within 11. The 84-year-old Brown was checked out by doctors in the arena, and will not be working the game as an analyst. Now James, a free agent, has a hard off-season decision. Durant scored 20 points in the Game 4 clincher Friday night, a 108-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers - but his series will be remembered most for what he did in Game 3. Read More »

Hot-Shooting Curry Leads Warriors To NBA Title

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Durant becomes the 11th player to win Finals MVP twice, joining six-time victor Michael Jordan , three-timers Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan and LeBron James , and two-timers Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon , Willis Reed and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Read More »

Sloane steady wins the race for Stephens

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Muguruza won the French Open in 2016, then Wimbledon a year ago. Sloane Stephens beat compatriot and friend Madison Keys 6-4, 6-4 to become the first American woman other than Venus or Serena Williams to reach the French Open final since Jennifer Capriati in 2001. Read More »

Kevin Durant: Only 'small details' left for next Warriors deal

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Durant, the 2017 Finals MVP, faced criticism during the Western Conference Finals for his preference to shoot rather than pass. Cleveland did what it had been saying it would do for two days - come out better on home court - and the Cavs led for the entire first half, thanks in part to awful shooting from the Warriors . Read More »

Stephens downs Keys again to reach French Open final

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Halep will be the favorite in Paris on Saturday, given not only her ranking but a 5-2 head-to-head record against Stephens . Schwartzman took the opening set 6-4, ending Nadal's streak of 37 consecutive completed sets at Roland Garros before rain arrived on Wednesday. Read More »

Washington Capitals win Stanley Cup

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Las Vegas is 7-1 in its last eight games versus a team with a winning percentage above.600. Reilly Smith , with a goal and an assist, Nate Schmidt and David Perron replied for Vegas. They stood and cheered as the Caps passed the Stanley Cup around, enjoying a scene that up to now no Las Vegas tourist had ever imagined. Carrier hadn't played since Game 5 of the second round against San Jose, missing 10 straight games. Read More »

Will Warriors sweep the Cavs?

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If Cleveland could by some miracle come back to win the series, it would be the first time in National Basketball Association history a team overcame a 3-0 deficit to win a series. He knows any team he's on can get to a Finals, or, if he's out West, will go until they meet the Warriors in the playoffs. "So I was definitely excited", said the 29-year-old Durant. Read More »

Stanley Cup Game 4 Odds: Prediction & Betting Pick

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Striving to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final , the Capitals have killed a pair of power plays to maintain a three-goal cushion. Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. The Capitals are -128 (bet $128 to win $100) favorites in Game 4, per OddsShark . "We knew they were going to come", Trotz said. ARLINGTON, Va. - The Capitals are largely identified by a top line featuring the most prolific goal scorer of this generation playing alongside one of the game's ... Read More »

Kevin Durant will re-sign with Warriors

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Though James would be the clear choice statistically, having carried an unreal load the entire season, unfortunately he is without enough support to warrant a fighting chance against a stacked Warriors team. Curry's scoop shot put the Warriors up 98-97 and defensive specialist Andre Iguodala , who didn't play in Games 1 or 2 because of a knee injury, came up with a steal under the basket. Read More »

Thiem in French Open quarters, to face Zverev

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It's the best, a five-set match. Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem reached the French Open semi-finals for the third successive year with a straight-set win over an injured Alexander Zverev . The Austrian, who ended 10-time French Open champion Nadal's streak of 50 consecutive sets won on clay in Madrid, broke decisively for 4-3 in the fourth set with a trademark forehand victor. Read More »

Cavaliers let chances slip away _ again _ in NBA Finals

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The Golden State Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. "For me, tonight will be tough", James said. Before leaving Game 3 with an injury, Iguodala has scored 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting, had 3 rebounds and 3 steals in 37 minutes. Durant had 11 points in the run and grabbed all seven Golden State rebounds in the opening quarter. Read More »

Durant dominates as Warriors push Cavaliers to the brink

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Neither team led by more than three points in the fourth quarter until Stephen Curry drained a 3-pointer with 2:38 remaining for a 101-97 Warriors edge. Smith (13 points) and surprisingly Rodney Hood (15 points). However, Jordan's 33.4 points per game playoff average eclipses James' 28.9 points per game mark in the postseason. Read More »

Cavs face critical Game 3 in NBA Finals on TSN

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After years of battling with the San Antonio Spurs dynasty, led by Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and five-time National Basketball Association champion Tim Duncan, James now is facing arguably the best team in league history in the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

Warriors close on title as Kevin Durant heroics beat Cavaliers

Game four is on Saturday (New Zealand time ). Down 3-0 after a 110-102 defeat, imagine you're the Cavs for a moment, if you can stand the inequity of it all. "A insane night", Curry said. We're locked into doing that, and we know we can. They got back to their roots in game two of the series and ended the game with five different players in double figures in points. Read More »

Curry sets NBA Finals record, Warriors rout Cavs in Game 2

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When we get into a dynasty is Michael Jordan and them winning six, that's a dynasty. He finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists - his 10th triple-double in the Finals which is now an NBA Finals record. They were asking for trouble. No foul was called on Curry, but instead a technical foul was called on Cavaliers' coach Tyronn Lue for protesting the lack of a call. Read More »

Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of finals

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The Cavs opened up strong, working to get Kevin Love , J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson involved. The Cavaliers came home for the Finals, one defeat away from the 0-3 deficit that no team ever has overcome in any National Basketball Association playoff series. Read More »