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Jonny Hayes swaps Aberdeen for Celtic


Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan as part of the deal that took Hayes to Celtic Park. The feeling is obviously mutual. City are understood to want a buy back clause inserted into any deal they may make, which is what Barcelona and Real Madrid do with youth players. Not only is it the size and the stature of the club, Champions League nights and the atmosphere are a massive factor in wanting to come here. Read More »

Thomas sets scoring record with 63 at US Open

They fearlessly attacked the pins and nobody was more ruthless than Thomas, who ripped apart the links-style layout carding nine birdies and two bogeys before capping his record-smashing effort by coolly rolling in an eight-foot putt for eagle at the par-five 18th. Read More »

Fowler back in the thick of it at US Open

Open over the weekend". Thomas shot a 9-under-par 63 in the third round at Erin Hills , the lowest score in relation to par in U.S. Open history. McIlroy birdied four of his last six holes at Erin Hills to improve seven shots on his opening 78, but still missed the cut by four shots. Read More »

Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open

Open, is a victor on the PGA Tour this year while Thomas is the world number 13, a three-time victor this season and a member of the exclusive "59" club after breaking 60 at the Sony Open this year. Koepka was a global golfer, though not by choice, when he left Florida State. The Kentucky native became the youngest player to shoot 50 on the US PGA Tour during the first round of his Sony Open victory in January. Read More »

Consistent India take on confident Pakistan in Champions Trophy final


Before the Champions Trophy , the last time India and Pakistan played a one-day worldwide was during the 2015 World Cup. With Virat Kohli's team ticking nearly all boxes, can the ever mercurial Pakistan defy the odds and become the fourth team to win all three ICC trophies (50-over World Cup, World T20 and the Champions Trophy)? It was here that India lost their only match of the tournament so far, when Sri Lanka shocked them last week by easily chasing 321 for six - with ... Read More »

Pakistan's Hasan living Champions Trophy 'dream'

The 25-year-old left-armer missed Pakistan's shock eight-wicket semi-final win over tournament hosts England in Cardiff on Wednesday with a back spasm. He took two for 53 in 10 overs as Sri Lanka were held to 236 and then made an unbeaten 28 as he and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (61 not out) steered their side to a tense three-wicket win with an unbroken stand of 75. Read More »

Gomez, Ross return and lead Rangers to win


He struck out five and walked two. "He couldn't finish the inning", manager Scott Servais said. "You've got to finish". Coming into the weekend, Nelson Cruz brought 68 hits, 33 runs, 14 homers and 53 RBI while Robinson Cano had 67 hits, 34 runs, 11 homers and 40 RBI. Read More »

World's top 3 make history, miss cut

But world No.3 Day and No.12 Scott weren't the only big names to struggle, with world No.1 Dustin Johnson (four-over) and No.2 Rory McIlroy (five-over) also set to miss out. At Erin Hills, all Johnson could do was go down swinging on a Friday. When I was younger it went everywhere. Casey took his place amongst the leading group after recovering from an early implosion that sent him plunging down the leaderboard. Read More »

Thomas bags US Open history with 63

The round was littered with some awesome approach shots and long putts as Thomas took advantage of overnight rains to move to 11-under, one shot off the lead by Brian Harman . Open. His best finish was a tie for 37th previous year at Oakmont. Other notable players failing to make the cut included British Open champion Henrik Stenson (147), former Masters winners Charl Schwartzel (147) of South Africa and Australian Adam Scott (147) and double Masters victor Bubba Watson (148). Read More »

Erin Hills claims each of world's top three golfers

Brian Harman , 30, has never won a major, but he owns a one-shot lead at the 117th U.S. Open. The latter quartet all shot 68 in round three. And it doesn't stop there. And at this U.S. Open, he showed how a quick recovery is never too far away. It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions - mainly, soft conditions - low scores don't distract from the tournament. Read More »

Stage set for wide open run at US Open title

Compatriots Jason Day and Adam Scott are both set to have the weekend off. Such low scoring might suggest the 11-year-old course was a cream puff, hardly the USGA's idea of the ultimate test in golf. That's what happened as Stricker made it exactly on the cut line. Then, inexplicably, he lost his putting touch. Rory McIlroy's 71 wasn't enough and he'll miss the cut at five-over. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins Win NHL Stanley Cup on NBC Sports


The six-game 2017 Stanley Cup Final featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators gained almost 20% in viewership over last year's event - also a six game final. At least five catfish hit the ice before the face-off. It's a stretch that began after he gave up a second-period goal to Viktor Arvidsson in a 4-1 loss in Game 4. Read More »

Foster wants 'sensible' Brexit, says DUP 'ready to dance' with SF

May and DUP leader Arlene Foster held more than an hour of talks on Tuesday, after which Foster said an agreement, which is expected to be more informal than a coalition, could be done "sooner rather than later". Mrs Foster said she thought it was "very realistic" that a deal can be reached on power-sharing in Northern Ireland by the end of this month. "Deal between DUP and government could be delayed until next week because of the aftermath of #grenfelltower and diary commitments of ... Read More »

Markelle Fultz will work out for 76ers on Saturday night


Draft night is coming Sixer fans. The Sixers would send the Celtics a future first round pick, and potentially more in return for moving up in the draft. However, the source reiterated that the trade could be finalized on Monday. According to Draft Express" Jonathan Givony , "Multiples sources have told [him] that Magic [Johnson] "is in love' with [Markelle] Fultz". Read More »

Four-way tie for lead, top-3 MC at US Open

While McIlroy and former world number one Jason Day missed the cut, amateur Cameron Champ - who turned 22 on Thursday - and Xander Schauffele were unlikely contenders on five under par , alongside Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim. Read More »

1.5 million attend Warriors' victory parade

The NBA has already embraced the Warriors and Cavaliers as two of the all-time great super teams. Forward David West said earlier this year of Trump: "All the tactics that he used to get elected are the very things someone like me, who works with youth on a consistent basis, are the things that we try to talk our young folks out of doing". Read More »

Amateur Scheffler plays with poise at US Open

Fifteen of the 18 holes had been cut within seven yards of the edge of the green and despite the 68-man field being separated by eight shots, only former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen had been able to move into the top 15 after nearly four hours' play. Read More »

Thomas makes US Open history with stunning 63 at Erin Hills

Then, in 2009 while playing for the University of Georgia, he slayed Fowler in the quarterfinals of the 2009 NCAA Championship, making three straight birdies over the final three holes to finish him off. He birdied four of his last six holes - he missed two birdie putts of 10 feet and two-putted for birdie on the par-5 seventh - to rally for a 71. Johnson came in with 73, but that was not almost enough, as he finished at 4-over 148 when 145 or better was needed to advance. Read More »

Rs 2000 crore bet on India-Pak title clash


But after bowling in the nets at the Oval on Friday, Amir told AFP: "I am fast gaining fitness". I bowled in the nets and felt no discomfort so I hope the recovery is complete. All logic points to an Indian victory but nomadic Pakistan are never more risky than when they "cornered" and could provide a final twist to a tournament that has been blighted by bad weather and one-sided games. Read More »

Hot scores at US Open third round

He advanced to Erin Hills after earning one of nine qualifying spots at the Memphis sectional tournament. Johnny Miller had maintained the record with the 8-under 63 he shot during the 1973 U.S. Fleetwood drilled a 22-footer on the 8th hole to tie him. That it was achieved despite the 24-year-old Kentucky native making two bogeys on an overcast day where greens were soft and red numbers were plentiful. Read More »

Success is piece of cake for French Open champ Muguruza


This is perhaps even more so at a Grand Slam, which sees people from around the world converge to watch and support their favourite players, who may or may not be from their countries of residence. "But when you go out there, this is something I don't want to think about and just fight with everything I have". You give me the courage and strength to keep going in every point. Read More »

Crusaders game holds huge implications for Lions


With Blues sitting bottom of a Super Rugby New Zealand Conference that is topped by Crusaders , the Lions can expect a stern test against a 23-man squad including the likes of Sam Whitelock, Israel Dagg and Wyatt Crockett. That may be why Gatland has made a decision to play Farrell as an out-and-out 10, despite the Saracens playmaker starring for England over the last 18 months at inside centre. Read More »

Kiwis power on at America's Cup after British blunder


Fading French hopes of challenging for the America's Cup were finally dashed on Friday when Groupama Team France lost to a dominant New Zealand crew who moved ahead of defending champions Oracle Team USA in Bermuda. In one of the many radical departures from tradition, this is the first time the defender has sailed against challengers in the preliminaries. If they top the round robin standings they'll take a bonus point into the final stage of their title defence. Read More »