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Sports France knocked out of America's Cup sailing by dominant New Zealand
Author: 0 France knocked out of America's Cup sailing by dominant New Zealand

Oracle Team USA leads with six points, followed by Team New Zealand with five and Land Rover BAR with four. Team New Zealand may have lost their biggest advantage today over their America's Cup semi-final opponent BAR. Ainslie bounced back and beat Groupama Team France to clinch a spot in the semis. The BAR in Land Rover BAR stands for Ben Ainslie Racing and is testament to the single-handed determination sailing's most successful Olympian has shown in his quest to bring the oldest ...

Author: 0 Paul Casey shares US Open lead after birdie run

Johnson blamed his struggles this week on one club - his putter. A six-footer for birdie slipped by at the 15th and while he saved par from 12 feet at the 16th and nine feet at the 17th, he three-putted from par from just off the 18th and then took four putts from just short of the par-five first, racking up another bogey.

Author: 0 New Zealand keen to carry on Australia form into England clash

But he said Eoin Morgan's men were now a much improved one-day outfit. Morgan confirmed England will not be letting up at the weekend. Today's match is now all the more important to New Zealand's bid to get out of the four-strong group and reach the semi-finals of a tournament featuring the world's top eight ODI teams.

Author: 0 Paul Casey part of 4-way tie atop US Open

Open history, matching Johnny Miller's 63 at par-71 Oakmont in 1973. "Oh gosh, Jimmy, be good", he said to caddie Jimmy Johnson when the ball was in the air, and it was close to ideal. Not to be overlooked was Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship last month. Branden Grace (72), Louis Oosthuizen (70) and Brandon Stone (74) are level-par, but Charl Schwartzel (3-over), George Coetzee and Oliver Bekker (both 7-over) missed the cut.

Sports Favourites India take on Pak in big clash today
Author: 0 Favourites India take on Pak in big clash today

Kohli though refused to believe India have an edge over Pakistan despite winning the last game between the two sides. Is Virender Sehwag finally warming up to Pakistan or was this just another tweet from the former Indian cricketer who is known for tweeting against Pakistan every now and then? "We will look towards scoring in the 300 range rather than 260 to 270", said the coach and added that strike rotation has improved.

Author: 0 Morgan insists complacency isn't to cause England's woe

While Pakistan looks at a possible reunion with India on Sunday, the Virat Kohli-led side will take on Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday. "No one thought we'd reach the final". "I think those 15 overs in the middle when we lost quite a few wickets was vital". "They ( India ) are ranked higher than us - so everyone is talking about India , India".

Sports Garcia hoping Erin Hills gets harder, faster
Author: 0 Garcia hoping Erin Hills gets harder, faster

On the longest course ever for a major, the cut was the lowest at the U.S. Open since 1990. In the hay left of the 12th fairway, he gouged it out with a 9-iron and watched it roll to 10 feet. Not to be overlooked was Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship last month. The U.S. Open is wide open going into the weekend. But it was his tie for fourth in the 2014 U.S.

Author: 0 How Pakistan Reached the Champions Trophy Final?

It's a dream final for both fans and cricketers alike. And considering the large expat population of Pakistanis and Indians in the United Kingdom, there will certainly be no shortage of atmosphere as a corner of London is briefly turned into a blend of Mumbai and Karachi.

Author: 0 Russia gets off to winning start in Confederations Cup

As a whole, 8 countries take part in the Confederations Cup . Host nation Russian Federation beat a poor New Zealand team 2-0 on Saturday to open the Confederations Cup with a win that was all but demanded by Vladimir Putin . What is the Confederations Cup? "Obviously from our point of view [Mile] is a loss but the way this squad has been prepared over the last couple of years is for reasons like this".

Sports Green means go: Garcia looks for another major at US Open
Author: 0 Green means go: Garcia looks for another major at US Open

He has finished in the top 10 of the U.S. Open five different times, including a fifth-place finish a year ago. "You have to take a long-term approach to Majors", said the 36-year-old. "You have to be more on when it gets like that because if not, then you're going to struggle". If you can't hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home.

Author: 0 Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Putin, fully aware of the discord between fans and arguably the worst Russian Federation team in a generation, went on national television on Thursday and told Stanislav Cherchesov's players to shape up, sharpish. Russia's Denis Glushakov, top, chips the ball over New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic to score the opening goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russian Federation and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg st.

Author: 0 Vince Young cut from Sask. Roughriders, says agent

Young was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders, his agent, Leigh Steinberg , announced Saturday via Twitter. At the time, the team said Young would need approximately six weeks to recover because the injury was "a lot worse than we envisioned", according to Roughriders Coach and General Manager Chris Jones .

Author: 0 Four-way tie at US Open

In fact, you have to go down to 19th place to find a victor of a major, Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer , at three under. Stricker, who recently turned 50, admitted the extreme length of the course - it played at 7,839 yards Friday - limits his opportunities to make birdies and therefore gain much momentum.

Sports Vladimir Putin among huge crowd to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin among huge crowd to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

Russian Federation deserved its first-half lead after twice having shots stopped on the line in the opening 10 minutes. After clashes between Russian and England fans tarnished the European championship, President Vladimir Putin approved legislation which allows authorities to hand out tougher punishment for violence at sporting events.

Author: 0 Massive Rs2,000 crore bet on Champions Trophy Pakistan-India final by bookies

Some teams start very confidently and then they fade off. "The more relaxed you stay in these kind of situations, it's a good thing because it helps you take better decisions when you are composed and calm mentally and you can help the team come out of hard situations only if you are thinking in that fashion".

Sports Ramirez 2 HRs, Indians beat Twins 9-3 in doubleheader opener
Author: 0 Ramirez 2 HRs, Indians beat Twins 9-3 in doubleheader opener

Merritt's 6-5 with a 3.96 ERA in 12 appearances and 11 starts over 72 2/3 innings with the Clippers and opponents are hitting.288 against him. The team called up the 25-year-old left-hander Saturday for the first time this season and he delivered a solid, albeit brief, effort that resulted in an 9-3 win over the division rival Minnesota Twins.

Sports Russian Federation will be prepared to face New Zealand
Author: 0 Russian Federation will be prepared to face New Zealand

Putin also stressed Russia's "responsibility and decisiveness to hold the Confederations Cup at the top level". New Zealand , meanwhile, were finding it tough to hold maintain possession of the ball, which led to a lack of chances. "I am disappointed about the game, I did not guard well", New Zealand's midfielder Michael McGlinchey said in an interview with TASS after the match.

Author: 0 Unchanged India line-up for Champions Trophy final, hints Kohli

Pakistan's middle-overs bowling has been the biggest area of improvement in this tournament: in the period between the 2015 World Cup and this tournament, they averaged 56.67 runs per wicket in this phase in matches against the top-eight teams, which was the worst among these teams.

Author: 0 Birdies lift Paul Casey after rough patch at US Open

Matsuyama will be the top-ranked player at Erin Hills over the next two days after Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day all failed to make the cut. "I guess it's rare you get through a U.S. Open or any major without some kind of a hiccup". He registered three straight top-five finishes on golf's biggest stages after that pair of victories but hasn't earned a top-10 result in his last four majors.

Author: 0 US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

Still, it's the subjective measures of the round that Thomas will carry with him now until his next big accomplishment-which he hopes will be picking up the U.S. He finished with a 7 on the par 4, dropping back to 5 under. This comes on the heels of a blimp catching fire and crashing down above the tournament on Thursday, and traces of E.

Author: 0 Paul Casey fights back after nightmare start to second round

Rickie Fowler never came seriously close to a bogey on his way to a 7-under 65, which matched the U.S. Open record to par for the opening round. They were three shots clear of anyone else. He is now a combined 55 over par for his other eight US Open appearances. Well, for one, it is a course that lends to low scoring under soft conditions, which Erin Hills has had this week.

Author: 0 Morata agent drops massive Man Utd hint as bid is confirmed

Most of his playing time came for Real Madrid B , as he became the primary goal source and helped the side win promotion to La Liga's tier 2. Alvaro is a player who wants to play a more important role. Manchester United have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is leaving the club after naming the striker among their released players. Real Madrid has an embarrassment of riches up front.

Sports Golden State Warriors: 5 things we want to see at the parade
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors: 5 things we want to see at the parade

Fresh off its second National Basketball Association championship in three years, Golden State Warriors officials declined to say Tuesday whether the team would visit the White House if invited . "Frankly, I think it's why Trump couldn't be more ill-suited to be president, because he's a blowhard ", Kerr said. "We're obviously just getting started", Curry said after closing out Cleveland in Monday night's NBA Finals Game 5.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors turn down traditional champion meeting with U.S. president

Durant , of course, left the Thunder for the Warriors after falling to Golden State in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. "It definitely was a Quickie". What made them great: With Cousy controlling a powerful offense and Russell patrolling the paint for the league's leading defense, the Celtics outscored teams by more than nine points per game while going 23-5 and 11-3 on neutral courts - yes, National Basketball Association teams played neutral-site games back then.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant bank on Warriors

This move would also put James much closer to the Nike headquarters. "The toughest challenge was to come in here and see how I can help this team get better", Durant said. That could involve moving forward Kevin Love , who was only 2-for-8 for six points in the final game . On Wednesday, Curry said that "as a team", the Warriors will "have a conversation" about a possible White House visit.

Sports Murray downs Del Potro, French women feud
Author: 0 Murray downs Del Potro, French women feud

But a monumental effort by Del Potro saw him break back for 5-5, only to instantly drop serve again as Murray yanked him around the court with tight angles, drop shots and lobs. The tie-break was a mini-match in itself, with Murray opening up a 6-4 lead, missing both set points then facing another after Del Potro pulled off a miracle forehand victor off a Murray pass.

Author: 0 Five players to watch at the Confed Cup

The 2017 Confederations Cup kicks-off with hosts Russian Federation facing underdogs New Zealand in the tournament's opening fixture on Saturday 17th June. Mexico's squad has three players who have close connections to Portugal . The former Barcelona youth player is not only great with his hands, but also shows strong ability with his feet.

Sports Champions Trophy final: Mercurial Pakistan shouldn't be discounted, says Hussey
Author: 0 Champions Trophy final: Mercurial Pakistan shouldn't be discounted, says Hussey

The Indian cricket and hockey teams may be just 20 minutes away from each other in London , but they have remained in their own worlds ahead of their respective India versus Pakistan matches on Sunday. "If we play good cricket, definitely we will win this tournament", he told his players. Both teams have come into the event, on the back of some interesting results in the Group stage.

Author: 0 Day misses a major cut for first time in five years

Scheffler isn't the only amateur making waves at Erin Hills, with Cameron Champ two shots back of the lead at 5 under. Yes, even for a U.S. Open . After Matsuyama and Reavie, the next best round of the day was Bill Haas' 68. The 47-year-old South African posted a two-under-par 71. No other information was provided. He's earned four PGA Tour victories and two PGA European Tour titles overall.

Author: 0 Shock win - Pakistan through to Champions Trophy final

Mohammad Amir wasn't playing but Raees came in and did well. It could have been a major blow to Pakistan, but they barely felt his absence. India captain Virat Kohli, meanwhile, warned his team that Bangladesh should not be underestimated as it has made vast strides in recent years.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli turns off social media ahead of clash with Pakistan

Wanting to see who this player was, I switched on the TV and as he came up on screen, could only derisively say, "Well, he looks a lot like Chunky Pandey!", (a Bollywood actor making a debut at the same time). Kohli said: "It ended up changing the whole game for us". "I was a newcomer", he said. On their day, they can beat any side in the world. He said the Indian side was quite aware of its rivals but at the same time, neither was it too intimidated nor was it too arrogant about what it had ...

Sports Golden State Warriors NBA Championship Victory Parade
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors NBA Championship Victory Parade

Residents of Oakland, which lost one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, are still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a fatal warehouse fire. But obviously as a team we're going to have a conversation . They finished one victory short of the NBA's first flawless postseason, but bounced back from their Game 4 loss to Cleveland in the NBA Finals with another high-scoring performance.

Author: 0 Mourinho wants United to wrap up Perisic deal

Other players, such as Romelu Lukaku and Antoine Griezmann were also on Mourinho's list, but have told the club they are not interested in joining in this window. The Spain global has been strongly linked with a switch to Manchester United this summer and is understood to be close to completing a £60m transfer.

Author: 0 England rout New Zealand to book semifinal berth

Chasing a hard target of 311, New Zealand's three top-order batsmen steered their team to 158 in 31st over but as soon their captain Kane Williamson made an exit after a brilliant knock of 87, the their collapse begun as the team lost the remaining seven wickets for just 65 runs.

Sports LeBron James' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors
Author: 0 LeBron James' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

The Cavs led the Warriors by six with 3 minutes, 9 seconds left before Golden State closed on an 11-0 run, led by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant . "Doing what he is supposed to be doing", said Irving. KD comes down, hits a big 3, puts them up one, iso on the wing. "It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career".

Author: 0 Harry Kane hails "fantastic" England character

I have had great captains in my career so far and if I can take anything from any of them I will be happy". But new captain Harry Kane rescued a point by volleying in a 93rd-minute equaliser in Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifier . I've shared the leadership around and that has been important for us as a team. "It's a disappointing one ". If we had kept the ball better going towards their goal we might have nicked the three points, but you can't switch off against this England side ...

Author: 0 US Golf Open: Stacked leaderboard after two-rounds leaves tournament wide open

Yet for comparison's sake, at the Masters in April, four of the final top 10 players on the leaderboard had previously won a major championship, and that didn't include the newest member of the Green Jacket club, Sergio Garcia . "It was a good display, all my own fault, but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did on 14".

Sports Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup

The over 68,000-seat capacity stadium created to host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches was laid down in the western portion of Krestovsky Island in St. Petersburg and Moscow . The 20-minute ceremony involved some 1,500 participants, who displayed various scenes of traditions and culture of four cities in Russian Federation, selected to host the global football tournament this year, reported Tass news agency.

Sports I'm leaving Real Madrid, Ronaldo tells national teammates
Author: 0 I'm leaving Real Madrid, Ronaldo tells national teammates

It remains to be seen how Manchester United react if Real Madrid cancel their meeting next week as they are also expected to show an interest if Ronaldo indeed wants a new club this summer. Though Mendes has ties with a number of players at the French club, the Mail suggest that it was Ronaldo's future that was discussed at great length between the two men and that Al-Khelaifi was warned that the Portuguese worldwide could be on the lookout for a new club in the near future.

Author: 0 Australia humbled by Scotland in thriller

Australia coach Michael Cheika said Folau and Australia's newest dual global Karmichael Hunt were the standout performers in an otherwise forgettable performance from the Wallabies. "How players respond to the challenge that will be put in front of them around the mindset that they bring to the game". "The Wallabies had a lot of possession in that last bit".

Author: 0 Looming expansion draft turns up trade chatter around NHL

Go back to sleep, ” Minnesotas Chuck Fletcher said . We've done this before, but here's how it's going down. Nick Shore, center: Possible trade bait in the days leading up to the expansion draft? The team could have conceivably asked Seabrook to waive his no-movement clause to expose him in the draft, but it seems highly unlikely that Vegas would have wanted to deal with his almost $7 million cap hit.

Author: 0 Sanctions targeting Iran, Russia pass US Senate

United States senators have agreed on new sanctions against Russian Federation because of alleged Russias ‘interference in the 2016 U.S. election, as well as the situations in Crimea and in Syria. So the White House would have to reject stricter punishments against Iran , which it favors, in order to derail the parts of the legislation it objects to.

Sports Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32-10 win
Author: 0 Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32-10 win

And the tourists did just that with a combination of smothering defence and precise kicking pinning the Maori back. After the final whistle the versatile Munster star commended his side's well-rounded, dominant performance and spoke of his pride to captain the Lions to such a handsome victory against a strong opponent in the form of the Maori All Blacks , who simply couldn't live their opponents in the second half.

Author: 0 Sweden beat New Zealand to level America's Cup duel

But after making a crucial error in the first race and allowing New Zealand to get past them, Artemis Racing sailed a near flawless race in their second encounter to level the series. Very little separated two evenly matched teams who were locked at 1-1 in the overall series when disaster struck Artemis and virtually handed the Kiwis the match.

Sports Senzatela gets 9th win as Rockies beat Giants, 10-8
Author: 0 Senzatela gets 9th win as Rockies beat Giants, 10-8

They would add on another pair in the third inning and scratch out the fifth run in the sixth. Trevor Story had a pinch-hit solo home run and Alexi Amarista had an RBI double. That run was unearned because of Nick Hundley's passed ball. "We've got to clean it up a little bit here", Bochy said. "Desi plays hard. He plays with intensity".

Author: 0 Eagle-eyed Thomas takes lead with Open record

His round began with back-to-back birdies, and although he dropped a shot on the fourth, he responded with an incredibly inventive birdie putt on the 5th that kick-started momentum for his record-breaking low round. Thomas emphatically sunk six birdies over the front nine then responded with an eagle, three birdies and a bogey on the back. Thomas birdied No. 17 to reach 63 and take the outright lead.

Author: 0 Draymond Green trolls LeBron James hard at victory parade

Jefferson refers to them as being the best team in the league over the last three years. Gold-Onwude noted Green's close relationship with Cavaliers star LeBron James . Fans arrived hours before the start of the Thursday parade to get a prime spot along the route. A combination of payouts from current top-earning National Basketball Association players - Kevin Durant's $25 million from Nike, James Harden's $14 million with Adidas, Stephen Curry's $12 million with Under Armour, Derrick ...