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Little-known Koepka Wins US Open Golf Championship

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That was four shots clear of Hideki Matsuyama and Brian Harman . Thomas' 9-under 63 also broke Johnny Miller's U.S. Open record for low round in relation to par. Open. Koepka's name will be etched on the trophy alongside that of his good friend Johnson , who missed the cut at Erin Hills but spoke to Koepka after Saturday's third round. Read More »

Halep and Svitolina into French quarters

When Murray beat Wawrinka this time past year to reach his first French Open final, it was probably his best performance on a clay court. Murray, who was the runner-up to Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros a year ago, will meet 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka for a spot in Sunday's final. Read More »

Harman falls short of US Open Championship, Koepka rallies to claim Title

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Harman said "it bites a little bit right now" and then was reminded that his 12-under total has been beaten by just two players in 117 U.S. Opens: Koepka on Sunday and Rory McIlroy in 2011. At the start of the week many imagined that the longest course in US Open history would benefit the longest hitters on tour, and Brooks Koepka is certainly one of those. Read More »

Back-9 bogeys bog down Brian Harman at US Open

Tommy Fleetwood grinded all week to finish solo fourth at 11 under. Koepka got up-and-down from a greenside bunker for birdie at the par-5 14th, then hit his 150-yard approach shot at No. "It hasn't sunk in, obviously, yet, and probably won't for a few days", said Koepka. "I came out this week (tied for) 35th place ", Putnam said. Read More »

5 possible clubs Ronaldo could join after deciding to leave Real Madrid

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Ronaldo has completed eight seasons at Real Madrid since joining them from Manchester United in 2009 for a then world record fee of just more than €96 million. The Champions League victor is so unhappy at the suggestions he wants to leave Spain altogether, leading to speculation a return to the Premier League is possible. Read More »

Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev to win light heavy rematch

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Speaking to ESPN last November, Ward said that battles with behemoths Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua could not be categorized as such. Authoritative revenge Tony wicks did not notice violations of the ward , and the complete lack of resistance from Kovalev forced the judge to fix defeat by TKO. Read More »

Penguins return home as betting favourites for Game 5

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So they need to win at least one game on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins . That's the central question to this series right now. The Pens' home-ice advantage also translates into them having the advantage as far as the handicappers are concerned. Read More »

Koepka caps record week with Open title

He used the pivotal stretch to pull away and finish the championships at 16-under 272. "It's unbelievable, " Koepka said. "I'm looking forward to my shot at it, I know it's not going to be an easy day, for sure", Fowler said. I just couldn't stand the fact that I'd only won once". "You've got to tip your cap: He went and won the golf tournament on the back nine". "It was important to stay focused and keep the pedal down". Read More »

National Basketball Association trade: Celtics, Sixers swap top picks

And, who knows, maybe the best path. With the Celtics there, for the time being, it becomes a bit clearer. Redick, 32, has averaged 15 points or more in each of the last five seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and has posted three-point shooting percentages over 42 percent for three straight years. Read More »

MLB Draft: Day One Thoughts

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The most hyped prospect for the draft was pitcher Hunter Greene , a 17-year-old at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. Instead, he ended up going No. Weeks before the draft, a report emerged suggesting the Twins would not take flame-throwing high school pitcher Hunter Greene with the No. 1 overall pick. Read More »

Six of world's top 10 golfers miss cut

American Justin Thomas carded a nine-under 63 to equal the lowest score ever at a major and roar into the third-round clubhouse lead at a helter-skelter US Open on Saturday. With about two hours left in the second round, the cut was looking to be 1-over par, which would tie a US Open record. Although he has plenty of work to do during the weekend in order to be a threat, he did manage to make the cut. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins, ties record at 16 under par

Fleetwood, ranked 33rd in the world, steadied his round with a birdie on the ninth and returned to 11 under by picking up another shot on the par-five 14th and then parred his final four holes. But Harman bogeyed both the 12th hole and the 13th. So there he stood at two under and seemingly out of the picture. And then he made birdie on the next hole. Read More »

Paris Saint-Germain to Reportedly Battle Manchester United to Acquire Cristiano Ronaldo

Speculations over Cristiano Ronaldo's new footie home are running rampant since the reports of the Portuguese being "deeply disenchanted" with Spain and Real Madrid over the handling of alleged tax fraud charges. The Portugal worldwide has subsequently been linked with a return to former club Manchester United , having supposedly grown frustrated at the Bernabeu, but Tebas is hoping that the situation is defused by Ronaldo's charges proving to be unfounded. Read More »

Did Erin Hills serve as a US Open worthy course?

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And all of those things put together makes him a great caddie for me. Matsuyama has two holes left, compared to six for Koepka and seven for Harman. I thought I played pretty solid on Tuesday. One of golf's biggest hitters, the 27-year-old also demonstrated a killer instinct along with a deft touch with the putter, rolling in a monster 41-foot birdie putt at the eighth. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins maiden major at US Open

It was unbelievable to me that he said in the presentation ceremony that he felt "confident" throughout the entire round today. Fleetwood began the day in a tie for second and made an encouraging start with a birdie from eight feet on the second. Read More »

Vegas holds all the cards in NHL expansion draft

Anaheim wants to keep defensemen Sami Vatanen and Josh Manson , Columbus wants to keep goalie Joonas Korpisalo , forward Josh Anderson , and defenseman Jack Johnson , and NY wants to keep forwards Josh Bailey and Casey Cizikas . Read More »

Taylor Swift Celebrates Sales Landmarks by Offering Catalog for Streaming

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Ironically, Taylor's pop rival Katy Perry will also be dropping her new album Witness on streaming services at midnight on Thursday. Once friends, the pop divas have been embroiled in a feud that supposedly inspired Swift to write her hit " Bad Blood " about Perry, who then supposedly retaliated with her song " Swish Swish ". Read More »

Mexico force Cristiano Ronaldo captained Portugal to epic draw

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Cedric Soares' deflected shot then put Portugal back in front - only for Hector Moreno to head home for Mexico in injury time. "However, our team is not bad either, and we really think we have a chance of winning". Forward Nani scored but a review by video assistants showed a Portugal player was offside in the build up to the goal. Handling Cristiano Ronaldo is going to be certainly one of the major concerns for the Mexicans and Miguel Layun said only hard work is going to get ... Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins US open

Matsuyama, who is still trying to earn his first major, made a messy bogey on the par-4 15th hole after hitting his drive in the fescue. Koepka was tied with Harman on the back nine when he faced a tricky 9-foot putt to save par at No. S. Open in 2014, finishing a very respectable 4th. But the fairways were generous and the wind that serves as the course's best defense didn't kick up until the end. Read More »

Russian Federation topple New Zealand in opening fixture of FIFA Confederations Cup

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New Zealand rallied briefly and midfielder Ryan Thomas forced Russian keeper Igor Akinfeev into a smart save, but in reality Russia ran out comfortable winners and could have added more goals late on. The Kiwis threatened only with back-to-back chances in the 78th minute: A powerful Ryan Thomas shot saved by Russian Federation captain Igor Akinfeev and Tommy Smith's header blocked on the line. Read More »

A quick look at the French Open

Obviously, there were some other great matches , those are just the ones that stood out to me. "All in all, it was good to be part of five-set match ", said Djokovic . Gael Monfils also advanced in Paris when his compatriot Richard Gasquet retired midway through the third set. The Serb needed 75 minutes to clinch the opening set but then outclassed the 19th seed to set up a showdown with Dominic Thiem . Read More »

Paolo Maldini to star in Milan again - at tennis

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Maldini won an array of trophies during his spell at Milan , remarkably winning the European Cup or Champions League five times, Serie A seven times, and the Coppa Italia once. "He doesn't struggle in key moments and he is really strong". 'I play tennis now. The cliche that some things, like a fine wine, only get better with age, may be trotted out rather liberally nowadays, but in the case of Italy and AC Milan's ageless former captain Paolo Maldini , the saying couldn't be more apt. Read More »