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Murray regroups to beat Nishikori

The Scot will now face the tournament's 2015 victor Wawrinka, who beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1, in what is a repeat of last year's semi-final showdown which Murray won in four sets before losing to Novak Djokovic in the final. "Obviously, it was not the flawless way for the match to end and especially against a good friend", said Nadal, who has lost just 22 games in five matches so far. [Full Article...]

Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of French Open by unseeded Jelena Ostapenko

She left the arena in a similar state. 'We had all the seasons in one day - there was a storm, sunshine and probably even snow, ' she said. "I'm really happy, I can't believe it", world number 47 Ostapenko said. Sunday's clash was their first on clay. Bacsinszky simply got on with business, cracking groundstrokes from side to side. With the third game balanced at break point to Bacsinszky, t... [Full Article...]

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth rue poor putting at US Open

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth rue poor putting at US Open Rickie Fowler , Jamie Lovemark and J.B. Holmes were all one shot back, followed by a group of five at 5 under, including amateur Cameron Champ . Now, he's still very much in play, at six under after shooting a 73. Open history, matching Johnny Miller's 63 at par-71 Oakmont in 1973. After three birdies on the back, he still finished +2 on the back after two bogeys and a triple. [Full Article...]

Jason Day, Rory McIlroy pack their bags after US Open missed cuts

As bad as the Northern Irishman's day was, it was still better than playing competitor and World No 3 Jason Day, the Australian slumping to a 7-over 79 that included two triple bogeys. McIlroy came to life when it was far too late. He went from pouring putts into the center of the cup to burning the edges, and his 39 on the back nine cost him the lead, though not his chances of breaking through fo... [Full Article...]

My 2 Cents: Kevin Durant Wins Championship With The Warriors

Regardless, the decision by one of the game's greatest players shook the National Basketball Association landscape and created a super team that became overnight villains given their sheer depth of top talent. But going from Russell Westbrook 's running mate in Oklahoma City to world champion with Golden State capped off an interesting season for Durant. [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors Beat Cleveland Cavaliers to Win NBA Championship

Meanwhile, Klay Thompson threw T-shirts to fans and waved from the top of an open, double-decker bus. The team visited the White House after winning the 2015 National Basketball Association title and presented then President Barack Obama, the 44th president, with a No. [Full Article...]

Fowler proves human, makes bogey at US Open

Open, joining George Burns (1982) and Andy Dillard (1992), who both accomplished the feat at Pebble Beach. Rory McIlroy's 71 wasn't enough and he'll miss the cut at five-over. He hit just five of 14 fairways in the first round, found himself hacking out of fescue all day, and shot 78. Yeah, it was just one of those days. A commercial blimp crashed to the ground and caught fire just outside t... [Full Article...]

Taylor Swift brings her albums back to Spotify, Pandora, Google Play

Taylor Swift brings her albums back to Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Taylor Swift chose to make her entire music catalog available on every streaming service at midnight, which was the exact same time Katy Perry released her new album Witness . The pair have had " Bad Blood " for years. Mere hours before the release of Katy Perry's purposeful pop LP Witness , it looks like she may be thwarted by Taylor Swift . [Full Article...]

Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard

Golfers 1, Erin Hills 0. Fowler took advantage of Erin Hills' four par 5s, all of which he birdied, including two that game back-to-back as Fowler registered three straight birdies as he made the turn. Payne Stewart made a 15-foot par putt on the last hole to beat Mickelson by one shot. McIlroy dismissed the notion of being rusty before the tournament , but conceded on his way out of Wisconsin... [Full Article...]

Wales can still make it to Russian Federation, despite fifth successive draw

Thankfully Serbia managed to find a way back. Wales received a free-kick on the by-line and it was to get better when Sam Vokes was pulled back in the process of heading the set-piece. "It's gone fast. To think it's a year is incredible really but the vibe and the atmosphere in the camp is just as good as it was then and that's a real positive for us". [Full Article...]

Greens at Erin Hills starting to firm up

Open record that had stood since there were 39 subpar rounds at Medinah in 1990. With the British Open about five weeks away, McIlroy will have plenty of time to get back on track before the third major of the year. Dustin Johnson had to gouge it out of the rough on at least eight occasions, including the par-5 14th hole when he tried to play conservatively and laid up into rough. [Full Article...]

The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut

That equalled the lowest score in relation to par in the first round of a US Open , Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf having both shot 63 in the first round on the par-70 layout at Baltusrol in 1980. That's something Day , the No. 3 player in the world, rarely says at a major. McIlroy has played just six tournaments this year after battling through a rib injury but said pain was not to blame ... [Full Article...]

Camaraderie at Golden State Warriors is incredible, says Kevin Durant

You couldn't help but wonder what Kevin Durant was thinking last night as the clock ticked down to the NBA Championship . "I saw the way your mom ripped you up on that court". But you don't concern me. But Thursday was a rare chance to celebrate. " Oakland represents all of us", Kerr told KTVU. "But obviously, as a team, we're going to have a conversation", Curry said. [Full Article...]

US Open: How the Irish have fared on Day 2

Dustin Johnson was right on the cut line with eight holes to play. He didn't make a birdie the rest of the way and had to settle for a 70. The Englishman began the day one shot behind Fowler and quickly joined the American at the top of the leaderboard. [Full Article...]

Casey rides rollercoaster up US Open leaderboard

Casey rides rollercoaster up US Open leaderboard Open . Fowler had led by one overnight courtesy of a stunning 65 and, although he was joined on seven under by Paul Casey before beginning his second round, the world number nine improved his position with a birdie at the second. Japan's Satoshi Kodaira was making the biggest move of the day , opening with back-to-back birdies and adding two more at 11 and 12 to reach three-under for the cham... [Full Article...]

Shock win - Pakistan through to Champions Trophy final

Shock win - Pakistan through to Champions Trophy final Bairstow's luck ran out when a misjudged pull off Hasan's third ball sailed gently to Hafeez at deep square leg. Root fell when well set after an edged cut off leg-spinner Shadab Khan was well held by wicket-keeper Sarfraz. His team duly went on to surprise everyone again, in a good way. "I think we played very well and that's why we won". When those failed to materialise through poor timing and... [Full Article...]

Stephen Curry prefers to decline White House visit if invited

Steve Kerr returned for the final four games of the Finals, but the Warriors' head coach is still dealing with complications from his back surgery almost two years ago. Kerr said he was proud that the team "came back from the heartbreak of a year ago". Sure, it's tough to bet against any LeBron James-led team, but the G Dubs just had too much fire power for The King and his Cavs to compete with... [Full Article...]

Bangladesh, NZ hopes on the line

In the first innings, after being put to bat by the Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson , half-centuries from Alex Hales (56), Root (64) and Buttler (61) helped England to put a respectable total of 310 all out in 49.3 overs. After winning the toss, New Zealand put England into bat and they appeared to have made the right decision when Adam Milne bowled opener Jason Roy for 13. [Full Article...]

Conor McGregor Vs. Floyd Mayweather Is On With Huge Contractual Conditions

In order to make sure that doesn't happen, UFC president Dana White confirmed late Wednesday on a media conference call that language was added to the contract, including the kind of financial penalties that are created to deter such practices. [Full Article...]

Rickie Fowler's record-tying round highlights round one of the US Open

The 28-year-old's seven-under-par total matched the lowest to par score ever carded in the opening round of a US Open , a record shared by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf since the 1980 tournament. Then from there, I was just taking advantage of the par-5s. "I was upset with the score I had made, but it did not have any effect on my attitude or how I was going to then approach the rest ... [Full Article...]


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