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Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard

Open-like". With Johnson , McIlroy and Day misfiring, it was left to a clutch of unheralded players to dominate the upper reaches of the leaderboard. Open, and the odds got even longer with a forecast of no chance of rain Thursday. Viewed another way, length is really only about what club you're hitting into a green. Read More »

Cubs put Zobrist on disabled list, call up La Stella

Zobrist has been bothered by the sore wrist since hurting it during a swing on May 26. It's affecting my ability to prepare, and then my ability to feel comfortable at the plate. Zobrist had been just 5-for-49 (a.102 average) since suffering the injury. La Stella, 28, joins the Cubs for the third time this season. The move was made prior to Friday night's game against Pittsburgh and was retroactive to June 13. Read More »

Huddersfield Town join Patrick Roberts race

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The Scottish Champions sold Eoghan O'Connell to Bury earlier this month, Scott Allan has joined Dundee to see out the a year ago of his Celtic contract on a loan deal and Efe Ambrose has joined Hibs after leaving Celtic . Roberts has won two Scottish Premiership titles, in addition to one Scottish League Cup and one Scottish Cup since joining Celtic on loan from Man City in January 2016. Read More »

Darren Baker, Dusty's son, plucked by Nats on draft's Day 3

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Remember Darren Baker? The precocious tot was almost the center of a awful collision in Game 5 of the 2002 World Series , when the then-three-year-old son of Giants manager Dusty Baker got too close to home plate as San Francisco was in the midst of scoring a pair of runs off the Angels. Read More »

Pitcher Luke Heimlich won't join Oregon State in Omaha

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Today the Oregon State University baseball team is heading to Omaha for the College World Series-something my teammates, my coaches and I have worked for all year and dreamed about for a lifetime. Heimlich registered as a sex offender after arriving at Oregon State. "As well, I am mindful of the need for providing safety for all concerned that otherwise might be at risk during times of heightened emotions", Ray's statement said. Read More »

It's a relief to have my future sorted, says keeper Jordan Pickford

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Sweden U21 and England U21 lock horns at the Kielce City Stadium in their opening game of the U21 European Championships this evening, and are favourites to pick up all three points to go top of Group A. "We've made a solid start, and we look forward to the next one now". Meanwhile, James Ward-Prowse, who has been capped by the Three Lions at senior level, is joined in midfield by Lewis Baker , Nathaniel Chalobah and Jacob Murphy . Read More »

Vikings player Floyd denies reports of flagged alcohol tests

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Floyd was not allowed to have any alcohol and was being monitored as part of his house arrest sentencing. The 27-year-old is due back in court later this month, where he will have an opportunity to explain the failed tests. Floyd's agent, Brian Murphy , said in a text: "There was one issue and they kept testing him This is all because of that healthy drink". Floyd was arrested on December 12 after being found passed out in the drivers seat of his auto. Read More »

Ward, Kovalev do it again in light heavyweight title bout

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Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward will be fighting Saturday, June 17 for the second time in eight months. Virgil Hunter, Ward's trainer, said Wednesday that he has trained Ward to knock out Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) in their rematch. Regardless, he said, he plans to not only win the fight but take out his frustrations on Ward. "I don't like this guy". Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) regrets that he didn't capitalize on the moments when he believes Kovalev was hurt. Read More »

Stokes, Morgan knock Australia out of Champions Trophy

Ben Stokes sent Australia crashing out of the Champions Trophy after scoring a century that will be remembered forever by those who witnessed it. The duo batted with objective and piled up the 100 in 14.4 overs. Earlier, England won the toss and chose to ball. In the 32nd over, however, a awful mix-up cost Morgan his wicket as England slipped to 194-4. Read More »

Sarfraz proud as 'no chance' Pakistan reach final

Four members of Pakistan's XI on Wednesday - Hasan Ali , Fakhar Zaman , Shadab Khan and Rumman Raees - have never played an worldwide match in their own country, and a one-off limited overs series against Zimbabwe in 2015 has been the only taste of home internationals for Azhar, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim and Junaid Khan. Read More »

Berdych joins seeds' Stuttgart exodus after defeat to Lopez

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The world number 14, who has reached only one final this year, joined top seeds Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov on the sidelines. Lopez, ranked 33rd in the world, will now face either 39-year-old veteran Tommy Haas , who beat Federer in the previous round, or Germany's Mischa Zverev , who meet in their quarter-final later on Friday. Read More »

LeBron James Sends Message to His Critics via Instagram

And he looks forward to the nice payday. Kevin Durant came to Golden State looking for a championship and found a band of brothers who, as it turned out, were exactly what he needed to finally capture that long-sought title. If history is any precedent, we imagine LeBron and Paul George are texting right this second. "I'd be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol". Read More »

Global Soccer Star Neymar Wins NBA Finals On Instagram

Today is all about celebrating our championship. Given the things that coach Steve Kerr and star player Steph Curry have said publicly about the Commander-in-Chief and the widespread reports of a unanimous decision to not make the trip, the White House surely won't be inclined to issue the invitation. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: No, We Haven't Decided About Visiting Trump's White House

A report surfaced shortly after Game 5 claiming that the Warriors would unanimously refuse any invitation to the White House, but that report was clearly debunked by the organization's statement. "See what we're missing", Green says, recounting the text message he sent Durant . Durant is so dedicated to winning multiple championships that he is reportedly considering taking less money from the team in order to free up space to re-sign key reserves like Shaun Livingston and Andre ... Read More »

London attack: Saudi Arabia players fail to join minute's silence with Australia

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This wrought widespread criticism, prompting Football Federation Australia to release a statement explaining that Saudi officials had said they would not actively participate as the tradition was "not in keeping with Saudi culture". The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has apologised for failing to observe a minutes silence in honour of the London attack victims. The snub appears to have overshadowed the fact that the Australian squad ended up beating the Saudi team 3-2 in a crucial win. Read More »

Bucks to hire Jon Horst as general manager

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Sources say Hammond wanted to bring Horst with him to Orlando, where he recently became general manager under new Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman. Hiring Horst would add stability with the National Basketball Association draft just six days away. Head coach Jason Kidd, owner Marc Lasry and an owner with a minority stake were cited as those who backed Zanik over Horst. Read More »

Klaasen looking to add goals to Everton

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The 24-year-old Netherlands global played in Ajax's Europa League final defeat to Manchester United last season. The 24-year-old possesses plenty of attacking talent from the middle of the pitch as he managed to find the back of the net 16 times in all competitions for Ajax last season, and he also contributed nine assists. Read More »

Saints reportedly lose another starting offensive lineman to injury

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Saints head coach Sean Payton was asked about Armstead's absence on Thursday, but didn't have much to say about the matter , "We'll see". Unfortunately, injuries continue to pile up and limit the 25-year-old. First-round rookie Ryan Ramczyk may also become the starter at left tackle earlier than the Saints were anticipating. It is the latest in the string of physical setbacks for the team, which is still awaiting news on the future of defensive lineman Nick Fairley , who has been ... Read More »

Gimenez's 2 homers help Berrios, Twins top Mariners 6-2

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Berrios's previous four starts hadn't really compared to his first two, but this was a superior effort. "I had to talk to it a little bit as I was running to first", Gimenez said. In the seventh, Kyle Seager led off with a double to center. "We didn't swing the bats very well". The LHP took his first loss on Sunday against Toronto, with four runs surrendered in four innings. Read More »

Paul George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18

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This report from Taylor corroborated what we heard Zach Lowe say on his podcast with Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne, that the Pacers aren't interested in trading George at this time. They may not want to quit their day jobs just yet, but Paul George and the crew will have to make sure to practice for the 10th annual showdown next summer. Read More »

Dani Alves: 'Paulo Dybala will have to leave Juventus one day'

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His goals helped the club win the the Serie A and Coppa Italia double, but they missed out on the treble after losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final. "There is a great defensive culture, and to go and play in England you have to know how to defend well". Having spent just one season as teammates with the 23-year-old, Alves has said Dybala will have to move to a bigger club if he wants to rivals the likes of Lionel Messi one day. Read More »

Switzerland to give financial account information to India from 2019

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The issue of black money has been a matter of big debate in India and Switzerland has been long perceived as one of the safest havens for the illicit wealth allegedly stashed overseas by Indians. In the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had promised to bring back black money from India stashed overseas. "In concrete terms, the AEOI will be activated with each individual state or territory by means of a specific federal decree within the framework of this dispatch", the council said. Read More »

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

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The Spaniard becomes the first man to reach double figures at a single slam and, if he continues to play like this, then Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 Australian Open titles looks certain to fall. Wawrinka suffered his first defeat in four Slam finals and simply conceded he was no match for Nadal. " I was nervous this morning about the match, about the final, about playing against him". Read More »