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Three straight bogeys drop Fowler, but only one back

Two rounds down and two to go at the US Open at Erin Hills and we are still no closer to discovering the identity of the 2017 US Open champion. Proof of that came from Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie , both of whom shot 7-under 65 Friday. Read More »

Tom Oates: Game's biggest names flame out at Erin Hills

After tying for 45th at the Memorial last month, Matsuyama arrived at Erin Hills on a downturn in a topsy-turvy season. "Guess what? We get to go home today because Daddy played poorly", Day said to his son, Dash, before walking over to sign autographs. Read More »

McIlroy motivated by 'busy summer' after missing US Open cut

That rookie U.S. Open course, Erin Hills, had toughened just a notch. When they finished their second rounds on Friday afternoon, McIlroy was 4 shots off the cut line and Day a whopping 9 shots removed. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. Si Woo Kim also moved to six under when he birdied the first hole, his 10 of the day. "I'm playing next week in CT [in the Travelers Championship]". Read More »

Murray Lines Up Nishikori; Nadal, Djokovic Featured Tuesday at French Open

The good news was that he found a way to get over the line reasonably comfortably and will now hope to replicate last year's win over Wawrinka at the same stage, one of his best ever performances on clay. "I was expecting a very tough game", said Halep, the 2014 French Open runner-up. Paris: Romanian third seed Simona Halep and Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina defeated Spaniard Carla Suarez and Croatia's Petra Martic respectively to reach the women's singles quarter-finals of the ... Read More »

Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French

If they both win their quarterfinals, they would meet in a semifinal showdown. Ostapenko, who turns 20 on Thursday when she faces fellow birthday girl Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland, who will be 28, is the first Latvian woman to reach a grand slam semi and first teenager to do so at the French since Serb Ana Ivanovic in 2007. Read More »

After 2nd Lakers workout, Lonzo Ball may talk with more teams


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 hard". Both guards are poised to succeed at the professional level. Another ESPN report from last week indicated a split in the Lakers' front office, that seemed to hint that Ball-to-L.A. Read More »

Golden State Warriors celebrate title with parade through streets of Oakland

But Kevin Durant said during exit interviews on Wednesday that he believes sacrifices will be made to keep the bulk of the roster intact. Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench in a testy, tightly called finale to this trilogy Finals that everyone had stamped on the calendar from the moment Durant departed Oklahoma City to join Curry and Co. Read More »

Manu Samoa lose out to All Blacks in Auckland


He continued, "This team has to be way better at everything we do if we want to compete against the Lions". Both lock Scott, 23, and outside back Jordie, 20, came off the bench in the second half, making it the first time three brothers have appeared in a Test for New Zealand . Read More »

Jason Day done, Rory McIlroy also likely to miss US Open cut

Open Field on Thursday to attend his daughter's high school graduation in California . "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", added the 28-year-old, who has added the Scottish Open to his schedule in between the Irish Open and Open Championship. Read More »

Crowded US Open leaderboard but world top three miss cut

After tying for a distant second at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, Fowler missed the cut in his last two U.S. Open starts. Eight of the top 12 in the world will not be around for the weekend at this most unusual U.S. And they had even more company. "Tomorrow will be a very cool experience", Fleetwood said. Then he exited stage left, stopped to sign a couple golf balls for the patrolmen who followed him for the second round, and checked his cell phone as he walked up the hill ... Read More »

Key hole at the US Open

England's Tommy Fleetwood, Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka (67) are a further stroke back. He would bounce back with birdie two holes later to finish at four-under. I just didn't putt very good. "It will be just fine", said Fowler , who'll play with Jamie Lovemark in the third from last group on Saturday. "Showed up for the last six holes, anyway", said the four-times major victor, who made four birdies on his second nine, including his finishing hole, the par-three ninth. Read More »

Photos of NBA championship coach Steve Kerr through the years

Stephen Curry says his teammates had an unbelievable time two years ago. Durant was once again the best player on the floor for the Warriors on Monday, hitting some timely three-pointers en route to a team-high 39 points. So, sorry I went on a little rant, but that's how I feel about the team . The Warriors drew criticism for becoming a "super team " with Durant's addition. Read More »

Rory McIlroy Misses Cut at 2017 US Open for 2nd Straight Year

World No.3 Day surrendered the longest active streak (17) of cuts made at the majors. Day, the 2015 PGA champion, pointed to a couple of shortfalls in his game. "It all started so well", McIlroy said. It was the second straight year McIlroy missed the cut at the U.S. Open. He missed almost two months at the start of the year when he was diagnosed with a slight rib fracture, and then the latest break after The Players Championship. Read More »

Morgan hints at changing Roy for Bairstow


However, in the three Group A matches that England played, Roy could not find that range of his. J. Bairstow c Mohammad Hafeez b Hasan Ali 43; A. Hales c Babar Azam b Rumman Raees 13; J. Morgan cited Bairstow's unbeaten 83 in England's ODI series-clinching win over New Zealand at Chester-le-Street in 2015 as proof of the 27-year-old's ability to rise to the occasion. Read More »

Kevin Durant says Warriors were most disciplined team this season

Golden State went 40 years between titles after winning the crown in 1975. "I agree with that description", Curry , who is the company's top National Basketball Association athlete and friends with former president Barack Obama, told The Bay Area News Group, "if you remove the "et" from asset". Read More »

Golf heavyweights miss US Open cut

England's Tommy Fleetwood , Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka (67) are a further stroke back. Authorities believe it was from natural causes. Another possible factor could be the course, the first par-72 used for the U.S. So it's nice just to be around and have a chance. But then he three-putted from long range on the 13th and the 14th, and lost all hope when he missed the green on the 17th while going after the flag. Read More »

Out-of-sorts McIlroy on course to miss out after opening 78

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. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. He finally dropped a shot with a strong chip and a missed par putt on No. 4, and then got it trouble in the thick stuff on the next hole. Read More »

Mortaza rues poor Bangladesh bowling in defeat to India

Kohli had opted to bowl on a pitch that had - on average - afforded the team batting first a reasonable final score of 277. It will mostly be about national pride especially at a time when political tensions are running high between the two neighbours. Read More »

Taylor Swift is back on Spotify


Perry and Swift have publicly criticized one another and are known to have a personal feud . Taylor Swift's entire music catalogue will be returning to Spotify at the stroke of midnight Friday, according to Entertainment Weekly . Read More »

Fowler leads US Open after day of highs, lows

In all, eight of the world's top 12 will the absent from the shootout for the title, including each of the top three for the first time since the world rankings were introduced in 1986. It probably would help if he could fist-pump and gyrate the way he did in beating McIlroy in that epic singles match at Hazeltine. You can not play this golf course if you're not in position off the tee, and I wasn't in position. Read More »

Zaheer backs Pakistan to win high-octane final

They have been brought to the final due to external factors and not on the basis of their performances", Sohail said. "We were on top when they were batting and I thought we could have scored 330 to 340 if they were there", Mashrafe was quoted as saying by Bangladesh's newspaper "The Daily Star" after Thursday's match which they lost by 9 wickets. Read More »

Paul Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard

Unlikely as it seems, that was the last major he played on the weekend. "Well, it all started so well". His father Gerry, who has been in the golf industry for almost four decades, said over the phone this week that as a 17-year-old, his son's ball-striking was a good as any player in the world. Read More »

Rory McIlroy hits it all over the place at US Open

But as the sun rose over Erin Hills , and the forecast was for no rain, Mickelson withdrew. "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 »