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US Open leaderboard breakdown: Scores, Round 2 coverage, golf highlights

Rory McIlroy hit back at suggestions he was "bored" with golf after missing the cut in the US Open for the second year in succession. "I definitely hit it better off the tee and gave myself a lot more looks at birdie but at the end of the day I need competitive rounds with a card in my hand and I've been light on those this year". Read More »

Long-driving Champ takes advantage of Erin Hills' generosity

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Everyone expects the U.S. Open to get harder as the week goes on because it usually does. Shockingly enough, the answer was yes. The Japanese star began the day at two over par and is now five under and just two shots back of the lead. Open with its notoriously hard course setups. "Even though it's very disappointing to not be here on the weekend, I think these last two rounds will serve me well going into the summer", McIlroy said. Read More »

France reprimanded in replacement row against Wales

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The French doctor ran onto the field and indicated that it was a head injury - Atonio was then pictured heading down the tunnel alone - but Wales were fuming after eventually conceding a 100th-minute try in the 20-18 loss. Wales head coach Rob Howley claimed that the "integrity" of the game had been brought into disrepute after French replacement prop Uini Atonio was taken off for a head injury assessment with first-choice player Rabah Slimani coming on. Read More »

NBA champ Warriors give Oakland something to celebrate

It wouldn't be a surprise if the Warriors decide to ditch the post-championship presidential photo-op. Owner Joe Lacob will be pulling out his pocketbook to potentially give Curry a $200 million deal. And some of those bad days have come in the NBA Finals. 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 this year. Read More »

McIlroy trying to make up ground at US Open

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It was the first bogey-free opening round of seven-under-par in US Open history and the total gave him the clubhouse lead by two strokes from Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood and Brian Harman . I obviously paid the price today. McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011, but was a combined 50 over par for his seven other appearances before this week and missed the cut at Oakmont previous year following rounds of 77 and 71. Read More »

Celtics in "serious talks" with Sixers about trade for No. 1 pick

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Boston has the No. 1 pick, and it's been expected GM Danny Ainge would take Markelle Fultz and have him as part of - and ideally lead - their young core into the future. The team was set to host a private workout with Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox on Saturday; there's no word if this will affect that or not. The trade would enable Philadelphia to draft Fultz, who is said by many to be a ideal fit for the team. Read More »

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

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. "You don't often see that in a U.S. Open", Hadwin said. T5. Rickie Fowler (-6): If not for a brutal three-hole stretch on the back nine in which he went bogey-bogey-bogey, Fowler would be headed to the weekend with the outright lead. Read More »

Rory McIlroy misses US Open cut for second year running

He birdied three straight holes while making the turn and tied the record for the lowest score in relation to par for a first round of a U.S. Open. Day carded a disastrous 79 - his second worst score at a major, behind an 80 at the 2012 US PGA Championship. Read More »

McIlroy and Day get the weekend off

Defending champion Dustin Johnson is 40/1, while other pre-tournament favorites Rory McIlroy and Jason Day have some big work ahead of them if they hope to make the cut, let alone win. NOTES: Phil Mickelson officially withdrew from the U.S. Open Field on Thursday to attend his daughter's high school graduation in California. Unfortunately for the four-time major victor he was set to do that on Friday afternoon after struggling to an opening 78, which featured an eagle on the second, ... Read More »

US Open 2017: Paul Casey enjoys 'roller-coaster' second round

However the 39-year-old world number 14 unfurled a sequence of five straight birdies to haul himself back up the leaderboard, carding a one-under-par 71 to finish the day at seven under. PGA champion Jimmy Walker missed the cut as he continues to recover from Lyme Disease. Danny Willett has withdrawn from the U.S. Open with a back injury. Read More »

French Open 2017: Relentless Rafael Nadal eases into quarter-finals

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Nadal's flawless performance against Basilashvili, from the country of Georgia, was his 100th best-of-five-sets match on clay (98-2 record). "Honestly I went through so many emotions during this match that I don't know what to say". "So of course it makes you wonder a little bit, makes you question certain things". Nadal responded when asked about the London terrorist attack that left seven people dead and dozens more injured. Read More »

Johnson, McIlroy and Day miss US Open cut

None has ever won a major, and neither have the next 14 players behind them. Rory McIlroy's 71 wasn't enough and he'll miss the cut at five-over. A commercial blimp crashed to the ground and caught fire just outside the course Thursday, about the time the county health department was analyzing samples that confirmed evidence of the E. Read More »

Eusebio Di Francesco named to coach post-Totti Roma

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I say this without wanting anyone to take offence. "I've delegated the responsibility for dealing with these things to my brother so I can fully focus on the Confederations Cup, regardless of whether or not there are any offers". "I've read these rumours", Rudiger admitted, speaking to Bild . However, Moreno making the move to Italy certainly gives Newcastle United hope that they can finally bring Lejeune to England. Read More »

Jason Day ends up near bottom in US Open Round 1

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He'll open his day on Friday a full 14 shots behind leader Rickie Fowler , and seven from where the cut would be tonight. And it doesn't stop there. Rickie Fowler made light of the longest course in major championship history with a "stress-free" and record-equalling start to the 117th US Open. Read More »

Warriors Troll The Cavs With "Quickie" Shirts

Authorities are prepared for fans to start gathering in the park around dawn, as the Warriors repeat their 2015 championship celebrations, which were marred by a nearby shooting that injured three people. And on Thursday, they celebrate their title in the streets of downtown Oakland . Meanwhile, Klay Thompson threw T-shirts to fans and waved from the top of an open, double-decker bus. Read More »

Late victor as Blues beat Lions in Auckland

The 30-year-old Auckland-born centre was selected by Gatland in something of a surprise call, but the head coach has been insistent that his decision to include the former Samoa rugby league global was not simply to utilise his crash-ball ability. Read More »

Oakland celebrates Warriors with festive parade

Kawakami reports that Durant will likely sign another one-year deal (with a player option for a second season) with a 20-percent raise over this past season's salary. "I do know me and KD had a conversation along with Draymond and Klay and Andre a year ago before he even showed up that that was kind of the identity of who we are as a team that we understand how important it is, the guys that are here", Curry said. Read More »

England storm into semis of Champions Trophy

As England beat New Zealand by 87 runs to become the first team to move into the semifinals, let us have a look at a few turning points of the game. A late collapse meant New Zealand's total of 291 was less than it might have been but, even so, Australia had slumped to 53 for three before rain ended the match before the 20 overs required in the second innings to constitute a result had been bowled. Read More »

Casey chasing Fowler at #USOpen

Open has always been famed for its toughness and Erin Hills was expected to add to that hard-man reputation. Jason Day was walking away from Erin Hills with his wife and son when he managed to find one positive about this U.S. But the former Irish Open victor posted one under for the back nine to get into the clubhouse just inside the cut mark. McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011, but was a combined 50 over par for his seven other appearances before this ... Read More »

Fowler (65) leads 44 par-busters

Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka are all two shots off the lead on a day when birdies were there for the taking. But his stay was short-lived, giving the stroke right back with a bogey at the next hole followed by a triple bogey at par-five 14th. Read More »

US Open: How the Irish have fared on Day 2

Champ said a practice round with former British Open victor Louis Oosthuizen and four-times major victor McIlroy on Monday helped his confidence. "You don't get many rounds at the U.S. Fowler's streak ended at 28 holes, however, when he went just long on the 11th hole and had to chip sideways to have any chance of a reasonable par putt. Read More »

Rickie Fowler leads US Open after day of highs and lows

Hadwin tees off at 8:02 a.m. local time and is three shots behind leader Rickie Fowler . American Rickie Fowler (T-5) owns four PGA Tour wins, including a dominating victory at the Players Championship in 2015. The Englishman said watching Fowler take apart the 7,845-yard links-style layout helped him read some of the putts, capitalise on hole locations and confirm the game plan he already had set up with his caddie. Read More »

Rickie relaxed over blistering Open start

The question is whether Erin Hills delivered either in the opening round. Golf stars and fans at Erin Hills Golf Course in Wisconsin looked on in disbelief as the aircraft could be seen falling from the sky near the venue. In a statement, the U.S. Golf Association said that it disconnected the water line as soon as it was notified of the E. coli results. "I didn't know it was the blimp", Snedeker said. Read More »

LeBron James and Draymond Green Take Cleveland Cavaliers vs

He added , "But I don't look at it as". I wanted to see James take over like he did in 2015, when he was forced to do so. I didn't join a super team. I mean how many times have you sort of sung this little song to yourself since 2015's parade? I really can't imagine a scenario where Team USA gets beaten, unless Manu Ginobili finds access to a time machine, but this will be a blast to watch regardless. Read More »

Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street parade

He got off his bus and hopped and shouted as he gave high fives to the crowd. Finals MVP Kevin Durant declined to say whether he would accept an invitation and teammate Andre Iguodala said he would follow Curry's lead. Durant and Curry were always right in the middle, yet they stayed loose and focused by building their own relationship - not to mention shooting skills - through regular shooting contests that were oh so close. Read More »