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Author: 0 Harman edges clear, Thomas dazzles in US Open blitz

Victorian native Leishman sits in a three-way tie for eighth at seven-under that includes Americans Brendan Steele and Xander Schauffele. By the end of the day, that wasn't even the most shocking number. "I'm proud of the way I hung in there today". The former Georgia golfer is the leader at the 2017 U.S. Open going into Sunday after firing a 67 on Saturday.

Author: 0 The top 3 miss US Open cut

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. Seventeen players shot in the 60s at Erin Hills , which at 7,845 yards was the longest course in major championship history.

Author: 0 Camaraderie at Golden State Warriors is incredible, says Kevin Durant

Durant has attracted ire for his decision to join the Warriors , who won 73 games a year ago but lost a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals to James' Cleveland Cavaliers . The Cavs players seemed pretty disappointed about the Finals loss . How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the finals? Need I say this Warriors group is special? "So there's going to be a lot of teams that are trying to figure out ways to put personnel together to try and match that ...

Author: 0 Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open

Johnny Miller shot 63 at the 1973 US Open but it was at the par-71 Oakmont, with this week's venue Erin Hills being a par-72. Thomas finished in style, and it had nothing to do with his hot pink trousers. Fellow Englishman Andrew Johnston mixed three birdies with four bogeys as he slipped back to one under with a 73. He said he has a plan in the works for Sunday.

Sports England look to bring in Bairstow for semi
Author: 0 England look to bring in Bairstow for semi

The Surrey opener has played a key role in England's resurgence since the 2015 World Cup. So I think his all-around ability is as good as we have in this squad. England entered that final match of the series already leading 4-0. "We are evolving as a team". Captain Eoin Morgan declined to confirm the switch, citing tournament protocol to resist divulging his team before the toss.

Author: 0 Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors' NBA title

The win on Friday, though, may have done more than stress out LeBron. After all, "blowing a 3-1 lead" has become a widely circulated joke. Let's start by refreshing our memory of when James joined Dwyane Wade , who was in his prime in Miami and also got Raptors star Chris Bosh to sign with the Heat in 2010.

Sports Warriors take NBA title
Author: 0 Warriors take NBA title

On Monday night, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129 to 120. Losing Game 4 also pitted Golden State up against a familiar enemy: the daunting 3-1 lead. I don't see a big gap. "I mean, come on, you got a bunch of guys who are talented and can shoot and pass and dribble, and they're unselfish", Kerr said .

Sports Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final
Author: 0 Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

In ICC World T20 2007, India beat South Africa to qualify for the semi-final. Mr. Cricket further pointed that going into the match, one concern for Team India is that there hasn't been much work for the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni , Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja to do with the bat and Pakistan could exploit this, if it gets early wickets in the final.

Author: 0 Chelsea star will only cost Atletico Madrid €30m

He spent four seasons at Atleti and suggested he might be open to a return, despite the La Liga club being banned from signing players until the January transfer window. In spite of his success however, a fraught relationship with his manager and backlog of misdemeanours on and off the pitch appear to have led to Conte washing his hands of the striker.

Sports Steph Curry says he doesn't want to visit the White House
Author: 0 Steph Curry says he doesn't want to visit the White House

The Warriors went 15-1 in the postseason and knocked off Cleveland in five games, 12 months after blowing a three-games-to-one lead to the Cavs. High profile coaches Stan Van Gundy, Greg Popovich and the Warrior's own Steve Kerr all gave interviews where they were extremely critical of Trump.

Sports Awesome Andy Murray inspired by Manchester concert
Author: 0 Awesome Andy Murray inspired by Manchester concert

It is a repeat of last year's semi-final, which Murray won before going on to lose in the final. He finished five aces and a total of 29 winners. But Nishikori famously dumped the 2012 U.S. "I can't say he's the only one, but it's definitely something he likes". Rafael Nadal took issue with Ramos earlier in the tournament for treating him like a "machine" and suggested he was being unfairly targeted to speed up play.

Author: 0 Warriors Deny Reports That They've Decided To Skip White House Visit

The Golden State Warriors won the 2017 NBA Finals on Monday night, with another impressive win over the Cleveland Cavaliers . The Warriors will be in Las Vegas through the weekend, and are expected to attend Andre Ward's light heavyweight championship fight against Sergey Kovalev on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Author: 0 Four Sit Atop a Crowded Leaderboard at US Open

Defending champion Dustin Johnson missed the cut, as did Rory McIrloy and Jason Day . Tonight marked the first time since the world rankings were created in 1986 that the top three ranked golfers on the planet missed the cut at a US Open though.

Sports Conor McGregor Is '100 Percent Positive' He Beats Floyd Mayweather
Author: 0 Conor McGregor Is '100 Percent Positive' He Beats Floyd Mayweather

Neither Mayweather or McGregor have competed this year. His fight before that, a decision win over Pacquiao, was the richest in boxing history and reportedly made him more than $200 million. "Conor McGregor is a guy who's done a lot of good things over here for the sport and this company and he wanted this and the fans wanted it too".

Sports Fowler and Koepka slug it out at US Open
Author: 0 Fowler and Koepka slug it out at US Open

The 40-year-old Hoffman is playing in his sixth U.S. Open. Fowler started on No. 1 made the turn at 2 under after a pair of birdies. What is the US Open projected cut? Three players - Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka - were in the clubhouse on five under, two back from Fowler.

Sports Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open
Author: 0 Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open

Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka are tied at 11 under, with Rickie Fowler, who also is seeking his first major championship, another shot back. That locked up a spot on his first Ryder Cup team. He's also big on the word "chill", to describe his lifestyle. Casey's opening 66 had left him a shot off the pace and he swiftly joined Fowler in the lead with a birdie from close range on the 11th, his second hole of the day, only to bogey the next and run up a triple-bogey on the 14th.

Author: 0 No drama this time: DJ bids an early farewell at US Open

The 2016 U.S. Open victor was in position to play the weekend when his score was two under par for the round after 12 holes. By the time some of the players with early tee times Saturday completed their respective rounds, Thomas, Patrick Reed , Tommy Fleetwood , Rickie Fowler , Brooks Koepka , Brian Harman , Brandon Steele, J.B.

Author: 0 Parade for Warriors on Thursday. Will NBA champs visit White House?

The Golden State Warriors have not released an official statement on the issue, nor have any players, as of this writing, confirmed that they will be skipping a visit the White House . One thing Durant has going for him is that "super teams" are usually considered those that brought together a group of superstars in an unnatural way (via trades or free agency).

Author: 0 Thomas shoots 63; breaks US Open record

The 30-year-old Harman has five top-10 finishes and two victories since joining the tour in 2012, most recently at the Wells Fargo Championship in May. "It was definitely conducive for good scores today". He still had his worst score in a U.S. Open. Thomas is one shot behind the leader American Brian Harmon.

Sports Potential No. 1 pick Fultz to work out with 76ers
Author: 0 Potential No. 1 pick Fultz to work out with 76ers

In return the Celtics would get the 76ers number three overall pick ths season and two future first round picks. Talks are reportedly far enough along that Fultz could meet with the Sixers in Philadelphia on Saturday, according to the report .

Sports India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Author: 0 India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017

There's no overexcitement. People are just doing the normal things that they do in any practice session, and that's the kind of approach we have maintained throughout the tournament . It is a mercurial team and this tournament has thrown up so many upsets so far", Hussey wrote in a column for the official website of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Author: 0 Thomas sets scoring record with 63 at US Open

Open championship. It opened the door for England veteran Paul Casey (71) to share honours atop a no-frills leaderboard with countryman Tommy Fleetwood , Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman (all 70) at seven-under after the second round at Erin Hills.

Author: 0 Matsuyama moves up leaderboard at US Open

The U.S. Open is known for putting a premium on par, even as the USGA tries to convince golf fans that it's not preoccupied with par. "It feels good", said the 39-year-old, who has recorded three consecutive top-six finishes in the Masters but whose sole top-10 finish in 13 US Open appearances came at Oakmont a decade ago.

Sports Trump could force out Rosenstein, fail to stop Russia probe
Author: 0 Trump could force out Rosenstein, fail to stop Russia probe

Hours after Mr Trump's tweet , a source close to his outside legal team said the President did not intend his tweet to be confirmation of the investigation but rather was a reaction to a Washington Post story about the probe from Wednesday (local time ).

Author: 0 Confederations Cup preview: Chile

With the majority of Chile's line-up in their prime, and a lot of them having successful seasons at a high level. "We are going to Russian Federation with ambitions, not necessarily that of winning the trophy. Both teams seem to have brought their best sides to this tournament which means they will both want to win this game and the tournament so I am expecting a well contested game here.

Author: 0 CT 17: Underdogs defeat tournament favourite England to reach the finals

Wednesday's loss in Cardiff meant England's wait for a first major ICC one-day global tournament triumph will continue until at least 2019 - when they stage the next World Cup. He added: "The fact we've produced brilliant performances in this tournament and then play like that on this wicket is extremely disappointing". Crediting the team management to help the team restore their belief, Sarfraz said youngsters like Fakhar Zaman and Hasan Ali have provided a new dimension to ...

Sports Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory
Author: 0 Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory

This is India , though, and Pakistan will have to banish the demons of defeats past: in the last six matches in ICC events, it is India which has triumphed. Pakistan were beaten by the defending champions to open the competition, but have fought back to reach the final, where they will look to quiet the powerful bats of India .

Sports Jonny Hayes heading for Celtic but move for Roberts breaks down
Author: 0 Jonny Hayes heading for Celtic but move for Roberts breaks down

Hayes bagged 11 goals for the Aberdeen last season, including two against Celtic in the final month of the season, and won Player of the Year nominations. "If Hayes can have that same kind of impact this season for Celtic he could earn the same hero status as Roberts did", said Miller, 49, as quoted by the Daily Record .

Author: 0 U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

The risk is lower than when Scalise was brought in to the hospital, Sava noted, adding that he more confident and optimistic about the congressman's condition. Investigators said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers, and Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful".

Author: 0 Fowler, three others share lead after two rounds at US Open

Lurking at 5-under was a pack including young South Korean Kim Si-woo, who recovered from an early bogey by stringing together three straight birdies through the turn on the way to a 2-under 70. The Victorian shot a disappointing even-par 72 to stay at four under, sharing 17th. Elsewhere, playing partners Fleetwood and Harman again matched each other by following up Thursday's 67 with a two-under 70 to reach the half-way stage atop the leaderboard.

Author: 0 Day done, McIlroy also likely to miss US Open cut

Casey nearly watched his U.S. Open hopes sink with a triple-bogey eight on the par-five 14th hole, and a bogey on the next that dropped him to two under for the tournament. Willett struggled to a 9-over 80 in the opening round before announcing he would not return. After another week off, he will play the WGC-Bridgestone and PGA Championship.

Sports Pakistan's Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final
Author: 0 Pakistan's Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

One of the keys to winning big games is each player being able to disregard all the outside distractions and focus on his role in the team. So how does he cope - not only with the expectations of the masses but with the nuts and bolts of trying to win a global tournament? Sohail criticised Sarfraz in a post-match analysis where he said that the 30-year-old has "nothing to be smug about; he just became captain".

Sports Kohli simply the best, says AB de Villiers
Author: 0 Kohli simply the best, says AB de Villiers

He was calmness personified, exuding an impression that things are under control. She further said, "Once upon a time we ruled the world and now a disgraceful loser". With Pakistan seeking to avenge their loss, and defending champions India looking to retain their title, the finale promises to be a heavy-duty one.

Author: 0 Casey looks to reel in Fowler

Then from there, I was just taking advantage of the par-5s. Holmes followed his opening-round 69 with another 69 and is one shot off the lead. "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 of the round or the next shot".

Author: 0 Johnson, McIlroy and Day miss US Open cut

Open round ever in relation to par. As for scoring drama - well, this was one time he may have wished he didn't know where he stood. The cut was at an unusually low one over par this year, meaning that the whole field is covered by just eight shots.

Sports Louis Oosthuizen makes a little noise at US Open
Author: 0 Louis Oosthuizen makes a little noise at US Open

Harris English is 4 under after a second-round 69. Faced with the option of putting through the rough or pulling out a wedge and chipping off the eighth green, Rickie Fowler chose the latter. Fowler tees off his second round in the afternoon. The three-putt that did in Dustin Johnson at this U.S. Open came at the 13th hole on Friday, not the 18th hole on Sunday.

Author: 0 Adam Hadwin set to make cut at US Open

Step forward Justin Thomas , who marched where even the greats of this sport failed by holing out from eight feet on Erin Hills's 18th green for an eagle. Rather, it's more likely to be locals who have been hearing about the event since Erin Hills was awarded the tournament back in 2010. Day never had a chance, following his career-worst 79 in a U.S.

Author: 0 Golf heavyweights miss US Open cut

On Friday, with Erin Hills beginning to firm up following early week rainstorms, the USGA made a decision to tuck some of the pins into tight spots after a fairly uncharacteristic U.S. Clearly the game plan is pretty good", he said about his run of birdies that began at 17 and raged on through the turn. The day was warm and sunny, with a breeze that counted for something but not all that much.

Sports Boston Celtics Rumor: Fultz Visiting Philly, Deal Full Of Picks
Author: 0 Boston Celtics Rumor: Fultz Visiting Philly, Deal Full Of Picks

That could mean a swap of the Celtics' No. 1 pick and and the 76ers' No. 3 pick this year, plus a future first from the Sixers . Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski followed it up saying presumed No. Jackson, who worked out with the Lakers a couple days ago did not leave a positive impression on the Lakers. Asked after Friday's predraft workout why it's been so hard to get high-level players to visit, Sixers senior director of basketball operations Vince Rozman replied, "I don't know that it's ...

Author: 0 Wisconsinite Steve Stricker in position for weekend berth at Erin Hills

Overnight leader Rickie Fowler faded as a group of four took charge of the US Open at Erin Hills . The crowded leaderboard also included three players at 6 under and five more at 5 under. There is no telling what the weekend will bring - starting with the weather, which includes a possibility of thunderstorms that could delay play and make the greens soft again.

Author: 0 Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates NBA-champion Warriors

Curry rode with his wife and kids beside him. Curry hopped and shouted as he gave high-fives to the crowd after getting off a double-decker bus during the Thursday parade. Green addressed the super team chatter while addressing the crowd just days after Cleveland's LeBron James - who played with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami - referenced that he had never played on a super team.

Author: 0 Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills

Johnson's exit came after world number two Rory McIlroy and world number three Jason Day also missed the cut. Both players - ranked No. 2 and No. some of where my game is. Part of that is just age and part I'll give credit to Johnny McLaren (his caddie), credit to my wife and my little boy". It's just a matter of getting competitive rounds under my belt.

Sports Shahid Afridi requests India to soften stance on bilateral cricket
Author: 0 Shahid Afridi requests India to soften stance on bilateral cricket

Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world's top-eight one-day worldwide sides. They have been outstanding, the way they have prepared, the way they dragged themselves off the canvas after the beating at Edgbaston, was fantastic.

Sports Cavaliers' star LeBron James embraces the bald look
Author: 0 Cavaliers' star LeBron James embraces the bald look

Alyson Shontell, Business Insider's USA editor-in-chief, recently sat down with LeBron James to talk about life after winning the NBA Finals . & Channing podcast: How do you define a super team? "I definitely didn't start the superteam".

Sports Kristina Mladenovic stuns Garbine Muguruza in fourth round
Author: 0 Kristina Mladenovic stuns Garbine Muguruza in fourth round

Things were a little tougher in the second round, with the 27th seed being handed a breadstick in the second set, though she eventually saw off Johanna Larsson in three sets; the Kazakh will be confident after two good wins and her run previous year, and will be hard to break down.

Sports Warren Gatland names Alun Wyn Jones as Lions captain for Crusaders match
Author: 0 Warren Gatland names Alun Wyn Jones as Lions captain for Crusaders match

On Saturday, the Crusaders represent a considerable step up in intensity with coach Scott Robertson fielding all of his All Blacks, with six in the pack alone. On Saturday, the Saracens quartet of Mako Vunipola, Owen Farrell, George Kruis and Jamie George all came off the bench against the Provinicial Barbarians, with the latter two making their debuts for the representative team .