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Andy Murray doesn't expect to live up to Roger Federer's legacy


Despite Murray taking the lead midway through the semi-final, a resurgent Wawrinka - the world No.4 - won a tense fourth-set tiebreak and raced away in the fifth. Ireland hooker Best, who has made 104 worldwide appearances, also led his country to their first ever win over New Zealand in November. "Rafa has not played a lot on the grass in the last few years and will be going without grass-court matches, but will be very confident". Read More »

Four tied atop US Open leaderboard heading into weekend

Casey overcame a triple-bogey eight at the par-five 14th, his fifth hole, to lift himself into championship contention. American Rickie Fowler (T-5) owns four PGA Tour wins, including a dominating victory at the Players Championship in 2015. Read More »

Draymond Green makes fun of Cavaliers during parade

Police issued more than 40 citations and towed at least 30 cars that were driving recklessly on city streets following the win, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson. A lot of guys cried because they wanted it bad, and that's all you can ask. His performance through the series was as good as any I can recall, and in my mind, Durant cemented his position as the second best basketball player in the world, and a very close second to LeBron James at that. Read More »

US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting

In his first public comments since the shooting , Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. The annual Congressional Baseball Game , which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, will be played Thursday despite Wednesday's shooting at the GOP squad's practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2

He just missed an eagle at the par-5 seventh after a long putt rolled just wide of the cup. One shot back. Jamie Lovemark. Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. Read More »

Fowler tames toothless US Open to grab early lead

Open and will get the weekend off. The last U.S. Open victor who was 3-over or worse after the first round? Johnson , who had bullishly expected to do well on a course he believed to be perfectly suited to his game, admitted he was surprised to be out after only 36 holes. Read More »

How to Watch the Congressional Baseball Game

The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition, they "are encouraged by improvement in his condition". Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands) said there was a lot less trash-talking on the field this year and members spent more time checking on one another. Read More »

Koepka, Casey part of 4-way tie for lead at US Open

You could, conceivably, hit an OK shot and end up miles from the hole. I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did. I just struggled on the greens. But there was no hope for Day and McIlroy. No one has accomplished such a feat since Bobby Jones swept the USA and British Opens and Amateurs, the four biggest events of his day, in 1930. Read More »

Warriors say decision has not been made about White House visit

But even so, the collection of talent and skill and shooting and unselfishness and dominance that defines this Warriors team is something we've never seen before. We're going to do everything we can to keep this team together. The champagne on the carpet in the Warriors' locker room hadn't even had a chance to dry when a report made the rounds Monday morning saying the National Basketball Association champions had decided not to make the traditional visit to the White House. Read More »

ICC Champions trophy : Records created in India vs Bangladesh semi final clash

The win helped defending champions India enter the final for a record fourth time. "I think if we focus on our skills and our abilities and believe in ourselves, we'll give ourselves a chance to do some good things for the team". But following what coach Mickey Arthur labelled a "shambolic" display, Pakistan recovered to beat South Africa , the top-ranked team in this eight-nation one-day global tournament. Read More »

Warriors Rally to Beat Cavs in Game 3 of NBA Finals

Durant finished with 31 points but said after the game there's still more work to do. Thompson hit four treys in the opening period to help the Warriors finish with a finals-record nine for the period. Even if James, Love and Irving all find a way to click in Game 4, they'll still have to keep up with maybe the greatest offense the league has ever seen. Read More »

Paul Casey part of 4-way tie atop US Open

Here if you can hit it long and straight, it's a great advantage. Typically, par is your friend in the U.S. Open. The course was set up at 7,845 yards, the longest of any major. If you could keep out of the hay though, scoring was perfectly possible and 44 players ended the day under-par. The cut-line for the top 60 players and fell at one-over. Read More »

Blazing birdie run puts Hadwin in US Open hunt

The defending champion shot a 73. After hitting only 9/14 fairways and 9/18 greens in regulation during the first round, Matsuyama missed only one fairway and had birdie chances on 14 of the 18 greens. I actually gave it 100 per cent all the way through the end and I shot 79. Health officials say E. coli bacteria have been found in a drinking water station at Erin Hills golf course where the U.S. Read More »

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant committed to keeping Golden State Warriors on top

The Warriors won 129-120 to. Not long after the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Finals , a report surfaced alleging that the Warriors had unanimously chose to skip the traditional celebratory visit to the White House. The visit featured a few moments of brevity and lightheartedness that showed how good of a sport Obama was. Observers of both basketball and politics, you see, are watching to learn what happens next with Golden State. Read More »

Contrasting emotions for McIlroy and Lowry at US Open

But Adam Scott has earned himself a late reprieve with an exceptional eagle putt on the 18th hole, to go from being over par and close to out of contention to feeling a lot better about his chances overnight. 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 »

The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut

For Rory McIlroy and Jason Day just to make it to the weekend at the 117th U.S. Open it will take a climb of similar proportions. For most others, like Henrik Stenson, it was being careless off the tee and facing the rigorous test of recovering. Read More »

Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead

He added: "It doesn't matter how good you hit it, if you struggle on the greens, there's nothing you can do". "So I did a really good job of staying present, staying focused on the next shot". But in the previous two U.S. Opens, Johnson added life to what is traditionally golf's toughest and often most drama-free major. Jason Day and Rory McIlroy also missed the cut, and this marked the first time the top three players in the world have all missed the cut in a major. Read More »

Yankees Setting Historic Pace for Home Runs in 2017

The Yankees finished a three-game sweep of the rival Orioles at Yankee Stadium with a 14-3 victory, running their winning streak to five. I've got to know that with (Young) at second base, I probably have no shot of throwing him out at home. Read More »

The wrong kind of US Open history

Open opening round. Fowler shot a 73 and was still very much in the hunt at a second straight major. But if he can sharpen his ball-striking, his 9:43 a.m. "We get to go home today because Daddy played poorly". It didn't matter at that point because I was so far from the cut line, but at least I know it's in there, it's just a matter of getting it out of me and getting myself in the right frame of mind. Read More »

Warriors will skip White House visit


Kerr still found time to crack a joke on the stage afterward: "Well, we had very little talent, actually, it was mostly coaching". The Finals MVP averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks, and 1 steal over the course of the five-game series. Read More »

Aamer Sohail accuses Pakistan team of match-fixing in Champions Trophy

I feel Hassan Ali, who has had a superb tournament so far, will be the biggest threat and for India , Kohli and MS Dhoni will hold the key with the bat. At the start of the tournament, Pakistan were considered the underdogs of their group , which they shared with South Africa, Sri Lanka and India . Read More »

Hussain: Pitch blameless in England's Pakistan loss


The pitch played more like a sub-continental surface than a British one and England captain Eoin Morgan said afterwards: "Coming from Edgbaston, it was obviously a big jump in pace and bounce and too much of an ask for us to adjust to really". Read More »

McIlroy misses back-to-back cuts at US Open

He missed a five-footer for birdie on his first and then squandered another chance on 11, where he missed a 12-footer. Fowler had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and Xander Schauffele. "It felt great. Clearly the game plan is pretty good", he said about his run of birdies that began at 17 and raged on through the turn. But the Englishman now has a share of the lead at the U.S. Read More »

Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge loss to India: Imran Khan


India will now play Pakistan in the final of the tournament where they will be seeking to lift the trophy for the third time. " India have the upper hand in ICC tournaments". India have so far beaten Pakistan in only one out of seven Asian Games Hockey final face-offs and in one out of four Asia Cup Hockey Final matches. Read More »