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Rory McIlroy destroys fellow golfer in Twitter spat

Other professionals, golf journalists and civilian Twitter users entered the free-for-all, a lot of them siding with McIlroy, but Elkington remained undeterred, responding "New [sic] you were a money guy". The plan now is for McIlroy to play three tournaments in four weeks to keep himself sharp going into the Open Championship next month. "The worst thing I can do is go and force it because that's not my game". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax evasion charges

The prosecutor's office in Madrid has stated that it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese forward. "Throughout all of the abovementioned years, CR never had a tax problem, contrary to what the Spanish Prosecutors insinuates". The 32-year-old is the reigning Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year victor. Tollin ceded the rights to Ronaldo's image to another company in Ireland, Multisports & Image Management Ltd, which actually managed the soccer icon's image while Tollin ... Read More »

Green attacks James, 'You started the super team, bro'


Meanwhile, James' place as one of the greatest players in basketball history and a global iconic figure is as fixed as an Egyptian pyramid. LeBron James' seemingly superhuman feats weren't enough to prevent the Golden State Warriors from engineering an authoritative 4-1 best-of-seven series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the teams' third consecutive meeting in the NBA Finals. Read More »

Gatland pleased with Lions' progress

Referee Jaco Peyper awarded a penalty try to the Lions , while lock Maro Itoje drove over, with Halfpenny adding six penalties and a conversion for the visitors who now face the Waikato Chiefs on Tuesday in Hamilton. I think there will only be two changes from yesterday's team for the first Test with Owen Farrell back to replace Johnny Sexton and Jonathan Joseph to edge out Davies. Read More »

F1 Canadian GP: 'Bad' Ferrari didn't spot early Canada damage - Vettel

Ricciardo celebrated the achievement by doing his now-famous "shoey" in front of a cheering Montreal crowd and then encouraging post-race interviewer Sir Patrick Stewart to do one of his own on the podium . Bottas said: "As a team we really needed this one-two to get the points and I am very proud of this team and what they have done since Monaco". " Also we know now, after the last race, where to develop this auto moving forward, which I think is really going to make a difference in ... Read More »

Kohli not intimidated by Pakistan

The neighbouring countries have moved on from years of political conflicts but emotions will run high as millions of supporters around the world watch the first major final between two South Asian giants since the 2007 World T20. Pakistan have won twice while one match ended in a tie. India suffered a shock loss to Sri Lanka in the group stage before overwhelming Bangladesh in the semis and their captain Virat Kohli has been impressed by Pakistan's resurgence. Read More »

Six-way tie atop US Open leaderboard


He missed the 15-footer. It's time for Rickie Fowler to get it done the way Sergio Garcia did at Augusta. It's no secret that the U.S. Open is created to separate the men from the boys. McIlroy , playing for the first time in a month to rest a nagging rib injury, finally got it going when it was too late. Thomas, decked out in fluorescent pink trousers, was on the move quickly with a birdie-birdie start and had an even hotter finish to his front nine, carding birdies on ... Read More »

Rory McIlroy responds to criticism from Australian golfer Steve Elkington

He also listed his achievements in the game, adding his money list and player of the year awards on both sides of the Atlantic to his two USPGA crowns and triumphs in The Open and US Open. "But I'm not going to force it". The Ulsterman has won $35.5 million on the PGA Tour alone, almost 41 times what Elkington won over his career. It might not be the end of this particular spat, however, it is the end of McIlroy in this year's US Open. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Yuvraj Singh breaks unique record for India

For Pakistan , Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan bagged one wicket each. When the match resumed, Pakistan were set a daunting 289 run target from 41 overs. It might all have been so different had Pakistan not dropped two relatively straightforward catches when Yuvraj was on eight and Kohli on 43. The result was a bowling onslaught, as all of India's bowlers found success. Read More »

Pro golf: Steve Stricker makes US Open cut on the number


McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011 and claimed his second major title in the US PGA the following year. For the first time this week the easiest hole was not a par five, with a forward tee turning the 15th into a reachable par four of 288 yards. Read More »

Women's semifinals feature long shots and favorites

Her first-serve percentage was up at 71% and she won 79% of points behind it. "Yeah", Halep confirmed. "Was better, actually". The tournament's third seed beat Karolína Plíšková of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to move to within one victory of a maiden Grand Slam win. Read More »

Fleetwood: 'Pictured winning the US Open a lot'

He three-putted on No. 13. For the first time this week the easiest hole was not a par five, with a forward tee turning the 15th into a reachable par four of 288 yards. "It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", Fowler said. "And just unfortunately, this didn't pan out". "And secondly, Erin Hills isn't exactly Oakmont". Read More »

Rs 2000 cr bets expected on India-Pak final

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. Wrong. It is a game between a well-balanced Indian side comprising both in-form batsmen and bowlers, versus the Pakistan fast bowlers. The post CRICKET: Kohli turns off social media ahead of Pakistan clash appeared first on The Independent Uganda: . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Keeps Champions League Party Going Aboard His Private Jet


The fans who irritated Ronaldo so much ahead of Saturday's final due to their whistling were silenced in emphatic style with two goals in a 4-1 victory over Juventus that gave Madrid a record-extending 12th European crown. "We won the league on the last day and we know it's very hard to win a Champions League final for the second year running - we've managed to do it". Read More »

Aaron Ramsey 'Panenka' penalty kick surprised Wales boss Coleman


Wales responded well and nearly forced a victor 10 minutes from time. And the hosts were made to pay after two defensive errors in quick succession. "You learn that and whether its offensively or defensively we have to deal with the Serbians in many different ways". It is a fifth successive draw for Wales in Group D and the fifth time that they have let a lead slip as the road to Russian Federation continues to be a bumpy one. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy Final: Pressure on Pakistan to change history vs India

Straight-talking Arthur has previously described Pakistan's performance in their 124-run defeat to their neighbours and great rivals at Edgbaston two weeks ago as "terrible" and "shambolic". He can get you a couple of wickets, as well, and then with the bat and the field we know what he can do. Pakistan's run to the final has once again led to many comments about their notorious "unpredictability". Read More »

Pakistan to get gold crown on beating India in CT final

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur: "They've [his team] been outstanding, the way they've prepared, the way they dragged themselves off the canvas after the beating at Edgbaston [against India], was fantastic". Sarfraz's mother Aqeela Bano (Hasan's sister) after marrying Shakeel Ahmad, moved to Karachi . But nation is above everything and we will be playing for victory of India . Read More »

Rory McIlroy remains positive despite missed cut at US Open

Open in University Place. Moments later, he began a run of five straight birdies that put him right where he wanted to be going into the weekend. Paul Casey was alone in third at 7 under after a 71 in the second round. He had struggled through a nagging rib injury that has limited him to six tournaments this year, but was buoyed by his second round at Erin Hills after complaining about feeling rusty after his substandard opening 18 holes. Read More »

Justin Thomas Makes History With 63 In US Open

Defending champion Dustin Johnson (+4), Rory McIlroy (+5) and Jason Day (+10) will all miss the weekend after their struggles. It was a nice comeback for Casey after he triple-bogeyed the par-5 14th and shot 38 on his first nine. After tying for 45th at the Memorial last month, Matsuyama arrived at Erin Hills on a downturn in a topsy-turvy season. "There were a couple of loose swings out there, but when you shoot 65, you can take those", he said . Read More »

Golden State Warriors are champions

They also chanted, "Let's go, Warriors!" standing on a blanket of blue and gold confetti. It's possible the Warriors won't visit the White House under the Trump administration. That manifested itself in the playoffs, as the Dubs went a remarkable 15-1 in the postseason en route to their second title in the last three years. Durant's decision to depart the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Warriors was criticized by many, and the title was a bit of redemption for the long-time superstar. Read More »

Ronaldo may leave Real Madrid after tax fraud accusation


The Ballon d'or victor has made history at FC Real Madrid , leaving fans extremely curious to why he wants to depart. With the collapse of their move for Antoine Griezmann and Andrea Belotti proving too expensive, Ronaldo could be the flawless tonic for United even if it is hard to imagine a scenario where the Portuguese made a decision to leave Madrid and United hadn't already been informed. Read More »