The bigger concern for McIlroy is his competitive form. Spain's Jon Rahm , a candidate to become the sixth successive first-time Major victor, said he also was trying to lessen his stress level before Thursday's start. Of the rest, Jordan Spieth will be a key player this week if he can keep his ball on the fairway . Avoid the thick, knee-high fescue at all costs.
The half ended with Mexico on its front foot but the Americans in position to escape with at least one point. The fourth-place team advances to a playoff against Asia's No. "Clearly 16 points, except in very, very unusual situations, will get us one of the automatic spots", Gulati said. "We knew that we couldn't just sit back".
Jose Mourinho wants to add more pace to his wings and believes Croatia worldwide Perisic fits the bill. Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti has indicated that the future of Ivan Perisic won't determine the success or failure of his team.
And the 37-year-old will now try to become only the seventh player - after Craig Wood, Ben Hogan (twice), Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth - to win the Masters and US Open in the same year. So, I'm really not trying to judge it, to be honest with you, but, I feel like this tournament could be the first tournament back since then. Hosting a major for the first time, the Wisconsin course has faced plenty of criticism ahead of the tournament starting Thursday.
But the Warriors bench has been the difference through three quarters. This is the third straight year the Warriors and Cavs faced off in the Finals. "I have no reason to put my head down". All those jokes about the Golden State Warriors blowing a 3-1 series lead to lose the 2016 championship can come to an end now.
I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there. Manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen to strengthen his squad in several areas, including defence, after qualifying for next season's Champions League by winning the Europa League last month.
Manchester United are looking for their second signing of the summer after the Red Devils concluded a deal to bring in defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica on Saturday. United are keen to wrap up a deal for Morata quickly, with United boss Mourinho eager to have most of his summer transfer trading done by the time he returns to work at the club's Carrington training base at the end of June.
However, the other three semi-finalists are yet to drop a set, while Murray has lost three so far. The Scot will now face the tournament's 2015 victor Wawrinka, who beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1, in what is a repeat of last year's semi-final showdown which Murray won in four sets before losing to Novak Djokovic in the final .
Former club Atletico Madrid are favourites to re-sign the fiery hitman despite a transfer ban. But Costa appears undeterred and seems open to moving elsewhere for six months to facilitate a switch back to Spain . Costa has said he will "have to find a way out", given his relationship with Conte and the club has effectively been fractured beyond fix. Last summer, Costa was linked with a move away from Chelsea , and the prevailing narrative was a return to Atletico Madrid .
White told ESPN that the 12-round fight would take place at the T-Mobile Arena and that McGregor would weigh in at 154 pounds. Elsewhere, the possibility of a cross-sport commentary team remains open, with the possibility that Showtime commentator Mauro Ranallo will lead the broadcast.
The time allocated to bowl the 50 overs in an innings is three and half hours. By contrast South Africa , the world s top-ranked ODI side, begin their quest to win the mini World Cup bolstered by the knowing both leg-spinner Imran Tahir and batsman David Miller are fully fit for the Group B fixture.
The sudden nature call did leave Twitterati in splits, witnessing a rather unexpected incident taking place. Azhar Ali 76 and Fakhar Zaman 57 stupendous knocks to outclass England in the first semi-final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy at Cardiff.
Wrapping up the series in five games meant the Warriors came through the post-season with a 16-1 record, with only the defeat in game four keeping them from perfection. "But we were able to keep our eyes open to someone who could make this whole thing complete". "So to have a beer right now and come talk to you guys, it feels great".
Golden State Warriors secured the title by winning Game 5 129-120 at Oracle Arena to take the series 4-1, the team's second in three years. Kevin Durant , who joined the team from the Oklahoma City Thunder before the season, led the way for the Warrriors with 39 points on the night and was named the most valuable player of the National Basketball Association finals.
Kevin Durant , who received the NBA Final MVP award, was the best player for the Warriors final, shining both offensively and defensively as well. "So, I just told myself I'm not going to worry about the officials". You've got to tip your hat to Cleveland. Then it was Golden State's turn again, taking the title in five games.
One night after hitting a leadoff homer in his first career start atop the batting order, the Chicago Cubs ' 240-pound first baseman did it again. Rizzo would go on to drive in two more runs on the night as the Cubs exploded for 14 runs in a win over the Mets at Citi Field.
Tuesday, Pittsburgh Penguins CEO/President David Morehouse said in a statement that the recently crowned National Hockey League champs would accept a White House invitation and that "any opposition or disagreement with a president's policies or agenda can be expressed in other ways".
Aaron Nola (3-4) allowed two hits through the first four innings before Kolten Wong led off the fifth for the Cardinals with a double. Matt Holliday reaches on error . Despite his losing streak, the Yankees began Friday with a three-game lead in the AL East. Yankees: C Gary Sanchez got the night off despite going 9 for 21 in his previous five games.
James , who in 2012 with Miami beat the Thunder in Durant's only other Finals, wound up with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. The Warriors prevailed with a score of 129-120 at Oracle Arena in Oakland , California, bringing the Larry O'Brien Trophy back to the Bay Area for the second time in three years.
None of that was an issue for the Warriors as Durant has been called an unselfish player whose only desire was to do whatever is in the best interests of his team . "As far as that team , they're going to be here for a while", Cleveland superstar LeBron James said of the Warriors . Golden State Warriors in numbersWhat's next for LeBron James? After 10 years playing in the league, an MVP season, one lost final and negative attention after his decision to join the Warriors and ...
Durant and the Warriors were big winners on the night already, and his mom just made the night that much more special for one of the best players in the world. Durant was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals on Monday after claiming an elusive NBA championship over the Cleveland Cavaliers .
Despite hitting 16 double faults for the match, Mladenovic was able to hold onto a lead in the final set to defeat Muguruza and advance to the French Open quarterfinals for the first time in her career. After having three tough matches against former champion Francesca Schiavone , Anett Kontaveit and Yulia Putintseva, Muguruza now comes up against a player who has been one of the in-form players of 2017.
The team paraded their fifth Stanley Cup in 26 years through the Steel City before more than half a million people. "It is fantastic to see so many people here supporting us", he said. "We think we've got a unique fan base", coach Mike Sullivan said as he stood on the stage at the end of the parade in a jammed Point State Park.
So even if he were to arrive with little time to spare, the oddsmakers' favorite to win the 117th national championship will have some idea of how to play the public track, which is making its debut in the U.S. Johnson's ascent in the rankings has been steady, highlighted by winning the 2016 U.S. Open. But there's another big name who would have a good excuse to miss the tournament: Dustin Johnson .
Smith was selected in the 16th round, 466th overall to the American League team. Watch Lugbauer's video from MLB.com here . Auburn first baseman/outfielder Daniel Robert went to the Texas Rangers with pick No. Wenson was also drafted previous year, in the 39th round and opted to return to school. The 811th pick in the draft, Bleday took multiple stops before working his way to Penn - starting at Virginia before heading to Gulf Coast College and then ultimately ending up in University ...
Lindelof is in line to become the second centre-back signed by United manager Jose Mourinho following last year's £30 million capture of Ivory Coast worldwide Eric Bailly from Villarreal. That all changed less than 24 hours later as Manchester United announced his signing. But I'm looking forward to playing in the Premier League at Old Trafford and for Jose Mourinho.
Hodgkinson was a member of many anti-Republican groups on Facebook including "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and " Donald Trump is not my President", his profile showed before it was taken down.
But a dazzling France attack, led by Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe , continued to tear holes in the England defence despite the numerical disadvantage and Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele became the third home player to score a maiden global goal when he sealed victory 12 minutes from time .
The Warriors won in 2014-15 but were beaten in last year's deciding series by the LeBron James-inspired Cavaliers . Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were unstoppable carrying the team to their nine-point victory. We struggled at first, then , as a smart team does, that plays together, that's unpredictable out there, they figured it out, and when I was hurt, they took it to another level.
Open . PGA Tour victor, Kevin Na demonstrated the sheer difficulty of escaping from the native grasses , which had looked set to devour wayward golf balls and lead to potentially high scores. "It's, think about everything else, anything else, and just try to put it where you want it to go". "It's a U.S. Open , it's supposed to be a tough test".
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After a night of celebrating the Golden State Warriors latest National Basketball Association title, fans snapped up victory shirts and hats Tuesday, while Oakland crews were busy hanging championship banners along the parade route.
A year ago, Scalise and other Republican leaders blocked gun control legislation from coming to a vote on the House floor following a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida . Law enforcement officials are still investigating the motive behind the shooting. The president and the first lady traveled by motorcade to the hospital after celebrating the president's 71st birthday with family members at the White House .
On 47 minutes, Real Madrid defender Varane hauled down Dele Alli in the box and was given a straight red card, as Kane stepped up to equalise. France were swift to respond with Olivier Giroud hitting the net with a lovely volley ruled out for offside before Dembele blazed wide. Then, just before half-time, Ousmane Dembele , another who had a fine match, sent John Stones out for a bag of chips, with Heaton again parrying into danger.
As unforgettable for the rest of the National Basketball Association was the way the Warriors attacked the season, blending Durant's inside power with Curry and Klay Thompson's outside shooting to create a deadly combination and potentially long-lasting one.
Rep. John Mica used the incident to reflect on current safety measures. Rank Paul, R-Ky., said on CNN that it would have been "a massacre" if the Capitol Police had not been there. "My prayers are with them". "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", the brother, Michael Hodgkinson, told the Times in a telephone interview Wednesday, adding that the shooting was "totally out of the blue".
Open is hard enough without beating yourself before you even get to the first tee in round one. "I hope they play it all the way back on every hole", he said. After all, the American is ranked No1 in the world , is the defending champion , is hungry after missing the Masters with a freak injury, and is in a happy frame of mind after welcoming his second child to the world on Monday.
The Golden State Warriors are National Basketball Association champions once again after brushing aside the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 Monday night. Your defense was really good, ' which was random. Durant was on the court for 40-plus minutes in the finale, most of the time staring down James.
Residents were focused on morning workouts and getting coffee; a congressional contingent had driven over for an early baseball practice. The leaders of both parties have made a decision to move forward and play the game Thursday night as scheduled.
James, who in 2012 with Miami beat the Thunder in Durant's only other Finals, wound up with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. The Warriors could outrun teams like the Showtime Lakers and outgun them like Michael Jordan's Bulls _ and Golden State had a more dominant postseason than either.
If this is the end to his time in Pittsburgh , which it nearly certainly is, Fleury will leave the organization as the Penguins' all-time goaltending leader in games played (691), wins (375), shutouts (44), playoff games played (115), wins (62), shutouts (10) and has three Stanley Cups to his name, contributing at least half of the team's victories on two of those runs.
For Labour , shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey said the prospect of a Conservative-DUP deal was "worrying", telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It would create a lot of instability in terms of the peace process in Northern Ireland ".
You watch, " Trump said Thursday as Comey was telling senators that the president had pressured him to drop an investigation into an ex-White House aide. Trump also conflated the Russian collusion allegations with the obstruction allegations from Comey. Trump's personal lawyer Mark Kasowitz suggested Thursday that the leak was illegal, and said he would refer the matter to the Justice Department inspector general and the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Two years prior, West opted out of the final of year of his Indiana Pacers contract and left $12 million on the table in pursuit of a dream, an National Basketball Association championship, that is. Durant refused to celebrate until the final seconds Monday. Durant: 'Congrats. Your defense was really good, ' which was random. While the whole world is talking about the ring and the Warriors second title, we will mention the person who is responsible for it.
And I'm like, 'Bro, we're about to win the title'. "We felt like Kevin could come in and help us and, like I said, make it all complete", Green said. I put in work, I just had to trust in it. "It may be the last thing they say, but they can never take that away from you ". Called you a big dog in this series.
After Hales' dismissal, Root stitched 54-runs partnership for the fourth wicket with Jos Buttler before the Kiwis picked up wickets at regular intervals to put brakes on England innings. "I thought we were a bit unlucky. I think if we're truly going to be contenders for this tournament, we need to beat the best teams", he said. "And Australia are one of the best teams".
A fabulous first one with and for Durant . One year after their historic comeback, James and the Cavaliers couldn't catch the Golden State Warriors . It's not about who scored what. "Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago like the hypothetical if a championship were to happen what would I do and I think I answered I wouldn't go".
The 28-year-old hit a blistering 81 as India drubbed arch-rivals Pakistan in their Champions Trophy opener, before anchoring their modest chase to perfection against South Africa . "He has been a total match victor for India , won us so many big tournaments and series and this is just a testimony to the kind of talent he possess", he added.
Universally acknowledged as one of the most talented players in the draft, Giles' knee issues have some teams wary. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the National Basketball Association championship. "It looks like it was easy, but guys like Steph Curry welcoming him and kind of let him shine - it worked out like it should", Myers said . After a highly competitive but ultimately lopsided five-game series, that widespread assumption was proven more accurate than anyone could have ...
It is expected Lindelof and Eric Bailly will be United's primary centre-back pairing in 2017/18. He could be one of three or four high-profile acquisitions at Old Trafford this summer, with the club also understood to be keen on Alvaro Morata.
On 47 minutes, Real Madrid defender Varane hauled down Dele Alli in the box and was given a straight red card, as Kane stepped up to equalise. He picked out Kane lurking near the back post for an easy finish. England did not lose a qualifier before the 2014 World Cup, but went out in the group stage in Brazil.