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Johnson has history on his side at US Open

Tony Finau and Daniel Berger , who began the day in a tie for 45, are two of the most unlikely players to occupy the final pairing of a major. The fervor hasn't reached 2004's controversial level just yet, but perhaps the afternoon wave will provide more color to this potential problem. Read More »

Mathews, Gamage out of Lankan Windies tour


Both players will arrive today (13). Batsman Dasun Shanaka , who last played a test against Bangladesh in February, and all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka will be flown out as replacements later on Wednesday evening. He has had an excellent beginning to Test cricket and will look to strengthen the top order on his return. Four overs later, de Silva played on to a quick one from the Trinidadian paceman for 12, leaving Sri Lanka in a spot of bother. Read More »

US Open 2018: Dustin Johnson refuses to slam officials over course set-up

Mickelson suggested he would not have finished the round if he had to play from where the putt on the 13th green was headed before he hit it while moving. Kiradech Aphibarnrat , who turned in one of the few under-par excursions on the day, also felt Shinnecock was bucking its head. "The ball was running out so far on these greens, and some of these putts, there's just no grass around the hole", defending champion Koepka said. Read More »

Macquarie Media nabs historic six-year radio deal


With the new deal though, the broadcaster actually increases its number of broadcast matches. According to a media release from CA, the new agreement will see all Women's Big Bash League matches receive national radio coverage along with the continued coverage of all Women's internationals, all Men's Internationals and all Big Bash League matches. Read More »

Frustrated Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at Open

He added one more bogey at the 17th and had a 17-over par total of 227. Instead, he said, he decided the two-stroke penalty he knew he would receive would be preferable to letting the ball escape off the green. In fairness to Mickelson, the best aren't immune to a brain freeze or a meltdown and he'll surely put his act down to something like that. He said, 'I don't know what [my] score that is. Read More »

U.S. Open 2018: 10 golfers who can catch Dustin Johnson

Open leaderboard. "The course changed and played a lot differently this afternoon". "I felt like I hit the ball well and I am still tied for the lead", Johnson said as he met the press after the round (televised by the Golf Channel). "That would have been the best round of golf anyone has ever seen", Koepka said. The conditions were so treacherous that Shinnecock president Brett Pickett issued a statement through the USGA, saying that he has "no concerns whatsoever" and that the "course ... Read More »

Denmark open with 1-0 win as Peru pay penalty

Cheered on by thousands of fans in Saransk's Mordovia Arena, Peru played with great verve for much of the game but ended up rueing a awful penalty miss from Christian Cueva which would have put them ahead just minutes before halftime. "That's the decision we made. This team has been playing together well (without him)", he said. Peru had by no means lost hope, he added. "We didn't deserve to lose, but we can't cry over spilt milk". Read More »

Women’s basketball mourns death of famed player, coach Anne Donovan


To be totally honest, she was the only coach I ever played for that challenged me and forced me to be better", Ms. Charles said. For me it (stinks) because I always wanted to text her, thank you for being hard on me. She was a Basketball Hall of Famer before arriving in Seattle, a high school and college phenom who won two gold medals in the Olympics. "She was on a mission in Beijing", Bird said. Read More »

They Littered On Road. Anushka Sharma Saw


Even Anushka doesn't shy away from speaking her heart out and raise her voice against any wrongdoing. The man in question had just tossed a plastic wrapper out on the road from his car's window. It proved to be a major disappointment for Kohli who had planned to play county cricket for a long time. Earlier, the neck injury which he sustained during the IPL had thrown Kohli's build-up for the United Kingdom tour in haywire as he had to pull out of a planned stint with Surrey in the County ... Read More »

Eleven shots, no goals - Messi struggles after Ronaldo fireworks


The team's tactical rigidity was rewarded as they drew level four minutes later when, after a goalmouth scramble, the ball fell to Alfred Finnbogason who side-footed home past a grounded Willy Caballero in the Argentina goal. "It hurts to lose the penalty, because it would give us the advantage". Opponents, Iceland, continued their surprise Euro 2016 success by topping their World Cup qualifying group - a group that contained Croatia, the Ukraine and Turkey. Read More »

French Open champion Rafael Nadal


Spain's Rafael Nadal was down a set and a break against the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals. If Thiem is, as he is widely regarded, the second best clay-court player in the world, then he probably has a few more of these pummellings to look forward to at least until Nadal, 32, finally calls it a day. Read More »

Iran beat Morocco with 95th-minute own goal


Authorities in Tehran cancelled plans to allow families to watch Iran's World Cup football opener against Morocco on Friday in the stadium and public parks of the Islamic republic's capital. "Nike we did it without you" is going viral among the Iranian users since Friday night's win. "Football can change people's lives". When the pain subsides, however, they should take heart from a performance which showcased some impressive talent, well assembled by French coach Herve Renard, and which ... Read More »

A glance at the 2nd round of US Open


So when did unusual, interviewed as part of his role as a golf testimonee for Rolex, a partner of the U.S. Golf Association since 1980, suspect that his best golf was behind him? That 2008 Open at Torrey Pines also is the last time he won any major . Read More »

Raptors to introduce new head coach Nick Nurse today


Former UNI standout Nick Nurse is the new head coach of the Toronto Raptors . I'd love not to be that and go different ways, whether they are new, whatever they are. I learned a lot from him. Casey was named head coach of the Detroit Pistons, replacing Stan Van Gundy, on Monday. Toronto won a club-record 59 games previous year and finished atop the Eastern Conference standings. Read More »

Former Oregon player Leiato killed in vehicle crash


According to police, Leiato's body was found by a passerby several hours after Pedro Chavarin Jr., 22, rolled a 2014 Kia Sedan off the road and into the brush near Martin Luther King Jr. He was arrested in late April on charges of theft, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief after trying to remove a parking boot and failing to appear in court. Read More »

Sri Lanka take to field 2 hours late after 'ball-tamper' row


Animated discussions then ensued involving match referee Javagal Srinath and the Sri Lankan pair of coach Chandika Hathurusingha and team manager Asanka Gurusinha and it appeared for some time that the day's play at least and possibly the rest of the match might be in doubt. Read More »

Roger Federer reaches final of Stuttgart Open, reclaims No 1 ranking


Similarly, however, when Kyrgios lost his serve in game three of the second set, Federer pressed on and struck to break the Australian again, levelling the match comfortably to set up a decider. Raonic grabbed the opening break of the game with a running forehand down the line before a quick serve and volley tactic sealed the first set advantage. Read More »

Watson beaten by Konta in Nottingham


By beating Stosur , the youngster who made her Wimbledon debut past year after receiving a wildcard has reached her first WTA quarter-final. "She's a Grand Slam victor, and it's the first one of those that I've beaten", she said. Last year's runner-up Konta beat British No2 Heather Watson 6-4, 7-6 (5), having dropped serve only once in an hour and 44 minutes. "It is never easy playing a compatriot". Read More »

Woods hopes greens at Shinnecock Hills can resurrect his putting


There will not be much room for separation. A sense of history often helps in major championships. Dustin Johnson heads to the traditionally challenging Long Island course as the world number one and seeking a second major title, but predictably much of the attention will be on Tiger Woods . Read More »

Pogba Bags France Winner Vs Australia As Technology Reigns


The replay indicated that Risdon may have got a slight touch on the ball, but definitely caught Griezmann in the box, leading the referee to give a spot kick, from which Griezmann converted. 'Australia were comfortable without the ball, but they had time to play and try to come to the final third in possession. There was no doubting the quality of the approach play to Pogba's goal, though, after he exchanged one-twos with two team mates to carve his way through the middle of the Australia ... Read More »

Open golf: Frustrated Phil Mickelson hits moving ball with putter

Phil Mickelson celebrated his birthday Saturday with a burst of temporary insanity during the third round of the U.S. Open. If Mickelson's outburst was indeed a shot at the USGA he wouldn't be the first player to have some qualms with the conditions at Shinnecock; Bryson DeChambeau burst out earlier this week, calling Thursday's round "clown golf." He hustled after the putt - and hit it back toward the hole before it stopped rolling . Read More »

Eriksen-inspired Denmark out to spoil Peru's return


During his legal battle, Guerrero received support from the captains of Peru's three Group C rivals, all of whom signed a letter asking Federation Internationale de Football Association to overturn his suspension. Peru and Denmark are FIFA's 11th- and 12th-ranked teams, respectively, so the contest should be competitive and compelling. Peru and Denmark have largely cancelled each other out over the first half at the Mordovia Arena. Read More »

Police investigating fatal shooting that killed National Basketball Association player’s brother


The officer found Roger Randolph between two cars in the parking lot. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown, according to authorities. Zach Randolph, a Marion native, was with his brother at the time of the 2005 incident at Sinbad's Lounge and Grill in Anderson, Indiana. Zach Randolph, 36, has played for the Kings since being traded to Sacramento from Memphis in 2017. Read More »

Ian Poulter falters late but remains in hunt at U.S. Open


There was just one birdie for the 42-year-old, who along with the likes of fellow big names Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy faces a major fight to even make the cut. "So, yes, I felt stupid knifing the first one". "Being at home sitting on the sofa watching the U.S. Open the last couple years has been kind of frustrating", he said. Read More »

Former Oregon player Leiato killed in auto crash

ET Friday. Chavarin was taken to the hospital and later cited for DUII. The driver said he was the only one in the vehicle, but hours later, a body was found near the crash scene. He was expected to compete for a starting position at outside linebacker before his release. He played 38 games in three seasons with the Ducks. He also was charged in January for misdemeanor trespassing. Read More »

Storm Hector Brings 100 MPH Winds To Scotland


A Yellow wind warning for Northern Ireland has been issued until 15:00 BST on Thursday. Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60 miles per hour in many areas, including Yorkshire, with the possibility of winds reaching 70 miles per hour in some exposed locations. Read More »

Uruguay edge Egypt 1-0


To make matters harder, Russian Federation will be confident after their crushing 5-0 victory over a hapless Saudi Arabia team, who Uruguay will surely beat to all but seal their place in the last 16 with a game to spare. "Even playing not as well as he normally plays, he had three goal scoring opportunities and the Egyptian goalkeeper stopped two of them". "He's certainly important, nobody can deny that, but you need a good team too - and we are a good team", said Cuper. Read More »

LeBron James looks at schools in Houston


The four-time NBA MVP can become an unrestricted free agent if he exercises the early termination option in his contract. The Lakers went 35-47 this past season, but it's hard to place expectations on them moving forward because signing James likely would be just one domino to fall in Los Angeles' offseason. Read More »

History-making Afghanistan strike back after Dhawan ton in debut Test


Afghanistan suffered a chastening start to Test cricket in Bengaluru with Shikhar Dhawan becoming the first Indian to score a century before lunch on day one of a Test before the visitors launched a late fightback. Rahane feels the mental switch from two months of T20 cricket has been vital in preparation for the one-off Test against Afghanistan . Earlier, opting to bat after winning the toss, India got off to a breezy start with Dhawan smashing a quickfire century to pile up 158/0 ... Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers ask young stars to tone down social media 'feud'


They exchanged insults on social media throughout the regular season, and that eventually led to Kuzma releasing a "Player Hater's Ball" roast of Ball in a video produced by Bleacher Report . Especially when we were winning games. "Everyone's had their fun now get back to work", Karri Kuzma tweeted Wednesday. The Lakers are trying to put a stop to what seemed a good-natured feud between Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma after Ball took things a step over the line . Read More »

Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia


But Pogba's victor, confirmed by goal-line technology, ensured France opened the tournament with three points. Referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay did not initially award a spot-kick but after viewing the VAR footage, ruled it was a penalty and Griezmann coolly slotted past Socceroos' goalkeeper Mathew Ryan at the Kazan Arena. Read More »