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Congressional Staffer Zack Barth Thanks Actions Taken by Capitol Police During Shooting

In addition to Scalise , a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were shot on Wednesday morning when a man opened fire as the Republican lawmakers practiced for the game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Va . Within hours, the tragic shooting on a baseball practice field near Washington that left the shooter dead and a congressman and others wounded seemed to bring some foes in Congress together. Read More »

Erin Hills didn't put up much of a fight in US Open

I'll just go out tomorrow and hit the fairways. Phil Mickelson officially withdrew from the U.S. Open field on Thursday to attend his daughter's high school graduation in California . Masters champion Sergio Garcia (No. 7) shot a 70. He opened Thursday with a 9-over 81. It means Scott, Day, Wade Ormsby (six-over after a second 75) and Nick Flanagan (10-over after a 79) are all looking at a free weekend. Read More »

Value in Pakistan, Hasan for final upset

Although, Bangladesh was high on confidence after defeating New Zealand, but most cricket pundits were of the opinion that Team India will not lose this opportunity to flex its muscles prior to the final on Sunday. Pakistan showed some impressive skills to overthrow Sri Lanka by three wickets. At the same time, there will be days, when you score a zero and still feel great as if you have won a game of cricket. Read More »

Russian Federation unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

But Ronaldo has also publicly expressed his discontentment about being jeered at times by some Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, saying that it's unfair considering all that he has done for the club since arriving in 2009. "We have visited Moscow and the St Petersburg stadium and I can say that every technical detail there has been fine-tuned and we can expect one of the best competitions ever here in Russian Federation", said the Senegalese FIFA official. Read More »

Pakistan team's message to the nation after beating England

This year, they arrived as favourites, along with England and South Africa. Opener Tamim Iqbal was in the best of form in the tournament. Everyone is hitting the ball magnificently in practice. "But the way Rumman Raees came in and bowled, it showed we have the bench strength". We wanted to cover up the overs because Hardik was going for runs. Read More »

The first real midweek team selected

Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell said: "The Highlanders have scored 50-odd tries this season, averaging over four tries a game, so we know the type of game that they want to play". "We're so desperate to have a good tour and we're only a fraction away from being three out of three", Warburton said. "It's always nice to win and the manor that we did is great". Read More »

Warriors looking to build a dynasty

Golden State's championship-clinching victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals was watched by more than 25 million viewers on ABC, wrapping up the most-viewed series since Michael Jordan's last title in 1998. Everybody for the last 10 years knew how good he was, but until you break through and win that first championship, there's always still something there. Read More »

Ibrahimovic released - but could play for United again

The Swedish forward scored 28 goals in a United shirt, including the victor in the Community Shield, the EFL Cup final and strikes against Liverpool and Manchester City along with a hat-trick against Saint-Etienne. All Premier League clubs were obliged to notify the league by May 29 of uncontracted players being released at the end of the following month and the official list was published today. Read More »

Lungani Zama on Proteas at Champions Trophy

He's not considering giving up the ODI captaincy either. They did manufacture a spark of belief when Morne Morkel surprised Rohit Sharma with an unexpected line to catch the edge and be caught behind for 12. Young Bumrah topped the list with 32 dot balls followed by Hardik Pandya with 29. I ran him out. "Sometimes you have to say things that hurt", he said. Read More »

Four tied for lead in US Open

Few have had a more stomach-churning ride at a major as Casey, playing the Erin Hills back nine first, opened his round with a birdie at the 11th before plunging down the leaderboard with a triple-bogey at 14 and a bogey 15, then rocketing back into contention with five consecutive birdies. Read More »

Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey part of four-way tie at US Open

There were as many amateurs who broke par as players in the top 10 in the world - two each. "It doesn't need to be too much of a change for this golf course to play pretty hard", said Casey. On a wild day of highs and lows - and even a commercial blimp that crashed and caught fire outside the golf course during the round - Fowler emerged with a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and U.S. Read More »

Fan dies at US Open hosted at Erin Hills

Casey laid up in the rough, took two chops to get out of more rough behind the 14th green, and staggered away with a triple-bogey 8 that might have ruined his day at Erin Hills. His total of 154 equaled his worst two-round total at a major: The Open in 2013. Yet, with the cause all but lost, he turned in a performance over his final six holes that matched anyone, nearly holing out for an ace on the ninth, his closing hole, where a tap-in birdie brought a rueful exchange of what might have been ... Read More »

Virat Kohli impressed by Pakistan turnaround

The skipper also became the fastest to reach 8000 runs as India booked their spot in the final where they will play Pakistan . The last time these two nations played in a knock-out fixture - the 2011 World Cup semi-final at Mohali - a reported 988 million viewers tuned in. Read More »

Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave

The Guardian also cited a source close to Ronaldo, claiming the megastar was "outraged" and "feels great indignation" at the "injustice". Paris Saint-Germain and former club Manchester United have been touted as possible destinations should Ronaldo indeed seek to leave Zinedine Zidane's Champions League winners. Read More »

1.5 million attend Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals victory parade

They went 15-1 in the post-season, with sweeps in the first three rounds before beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the finals . It also created lofty expectations for Durant, with many onlookers saying his move would be a failure if the Warriors did not go on to win a title in their first season together. Read More »

I couldn't have shot any higher - Johnson after missing US Open cut

Pardon the gallows humor. American Chez Reavie also scored 65 on a day when Erin Hills failed for the most part to bare its fangs. McIlroy , the reigning FedExCup champ, fared slightly better. Na said he got some support from some of his colleagues. "Shooting a good score today gave me a lot of confidence", Matsuyama said. Johnson blamed his struggles this week on one club - his putter. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Fans await India-Pakistan final on June 18

Mahmood also said Pakistan have the bench strength and won't be in any trouble in case Amir fails to participate in the final. "Since Iâ?Tve been in the team I have spent a lot of time with MS and I tried to learn as much as I can from him and he provides me with all the knowledge that he has. Read More »

TV ad rates rocket ahead of India, Pakistan final


There is no reason for you (Sarfraz) to be so happy. We all know about the infamous Kamaal Rashid Khan (KRK), who started out as an accidental actor in Bollywood before turning into a self-made film critic and an arrogant and irritating Twitter user. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy; India beat Bangladesh, set up title clash with Pakistan

His 96 not out saw Kohli end the match with almost 10 overs to spare by hitting a four off Sabbir Rahman. Kohli's side looked well capable of chasing 400 against Bangladesh on a flat pitch, such was the dominance of the captain and Rohit Sharma during the pair's partnership of 178; Sharma finished unbeaten on 123 from 129 balls. Read More »

Top three cut at Erin Hills in first for US Open

But as soon as you get out of position on this golf course, you're really struggling and suffering for par". With Johnson , McIlroy and Day misfiring, it was left to a clutch of unheralded players to dominate the upper reaches of the leaderboard. Read More »

Grenfell Tower death toll: Number of people confirmed dead rises to 30

The Queen and her grandson, Prince William , spoke to residents and members of the emergency services near the gutted Grenfell Tower on Friday morning (Saturday NZT), while May's office said she would visit victims in hospital. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said people were frustrated by the lack of information about the missing and the dead as well as a lack of coordination between support services. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Aamer Sohail clarifies comments against Sarfraz Ahmed


After Pak-Sri Lanka showdown, it was the former opening batsman Aamer Sohail who criticised Sarfaraz Ahmad and professed that the skipper has nothing to be so proud about for he has just became captain. "Don't wish to get into the details on who won them the games", Sohail said during a programme on a Pakistani channel. Someone has helped you win the game. Read More »

Fowler and Koepka slug it out at US Open

The world's No. 2- and No. 3-ranked players, McIlroy and Day , headed home before moving day. Johnson was hitting it so well that he appeared to be safe even when he was on the cut line. "Just didn't execute, unfortunately". They likely wouldn't go that short this weekend, but I could easily imagine either Saturday or Sunday featuring a forward tee created to entice players to go for it. Read More »