Maro Itoje impressed too in the second row, and Gatland will have a tough selection dilemma in perming two from the three of Itoje, Kruis and Alun Wyn Jones to start the first Test . Te'o was chosen by England coach Eddie Jones for England's tour of Australia past year but his time with England was from the bench. Elsewhere on a busy day for the Lions , back-rower Ross Moriarty has been ruled out of the tour due to nerve damage suffered in the opening match against the ...
Curry rode with his wife and kids beside him. Just like the Warriors nearly flawless run in the playoffs at 16-1, the parade seemed to be a success. Oakland was packed with Warriors fans who were ready to party. The defending champs reside in the Bay Area once again. Wojnarowski also mentioned that the Miami Heat could be another possible destination for James, an organization he won two championships with after leaving Cleveland in 2010.
OK, be that way. This is what happened: Casey, an Englishman still chasing a breakthrough Major title to call his own, suffered a triple-bogey on the Par 5 14th that appeared to severely damage those aspirations, only to responded with the kind of outrageous stubbornness (and skill) that is part of the mindset of the few rather than the many.
He was a long shot to make the cut Friday after opening with a 79, his worst score ever in a U.S. Open, and he removed any suspense when he hit a wedge over the green at No. Hit a lot of shots probably better today than I did yesterday. Harris English is 4 under after a second-round 69. "Then clawed all the way back and actually picked up one more to the good by the time we were finished".
Using their creative minds, Twitterati have come up with the funniest jokes and memes to explain Team Pakistan's fear of facing Team India in the finals. Pakistan have beaten India twice in ICC tournaments, both times in the Champions Trophy in 2004 and 2009. He is a young boy and remarkable one day player.
However, plenty of "Super" teams have failed in every sport. But it was particularly apt on Thursday. With James, Irving, and Love all under contract for next season, the Cavs will be ready to take on the Warriors next year. "You started the Superteam, bro". Stephen Curry , David West , Ian Clark , Zaza Pachulia , JaVale McGee , James Michael McAdoo and Matt Barnes are the team's other free agents.
James teamed up with All Stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. And the different kind of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship-winning teams, we don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year.
During the 1992 World Cup, when India were taking on Pakistan in another high-voltage clash, Miandad got especially frustrated with Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More.It all started when More appealed for a caught behind, on a ball bowled down the leg side.
Justin Rose , Davis Love IV, Henrik Stenson , Adam Scott , Bubba Watson and Graeme McDowell will not be in contention for the 117th US Open title. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. Matsuyama birdied six of his first eight holes Friday, shot 30 on his opening and flirted, albeit briefly, with shooting golf's magical 63 in a major, eventually settling for a 65 in Round 2 of the U.S.
Behind the leading quartet, a logjam grouped eight players within two shots of the lead. Don't be alarmed to see a few names atop the leaderboard at the U.S. 15, when he was in desperation mode and tried to drive the green on the 357-yard hole. So there he stood at two under and seemingly out of the picture.
The match was good: She played well, then I played better. "I think it's a nice gift", she said. In the second set, Pliskova was able to break Halep to take a 4-2 lead after each player held serve for the first five games. The last woman to win her first title in a Grand Slam event was Australian Chris O'Neil at the 1978 Australian Open, and the last man to do it was Gustavo Kuerten at Roland Garros in 1997.
The Czech world No. 14, who has reached only one final this year, now joins already-eliminated top seeds Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov on the sidelines. There's a lot of expectation during this period, so it can be a bit stressful - but I'm able to get away from that as well because I'm at home, I'm sleeping in my own bed and I have all my family around me.
If convicted on all charges, Ronaldo could get a 5 year prison term - though it's unlikely he'll serve a single minute behind bars as a first time non-violent offender. The court found Messi had funneled income earned from his image rights through countries such as Uruguay, Switzerland and Belize, evading more than 4 million euros in taxes from 2007 to 2009.
Fowler wasted no time in exploiting the conditions after teeing off on the 10th, rattling off four quick birdies to be four under. "It's rare where you get through a U.S. McIlroy is back to even-par for the round after bogeying the first three holes on the front nine. More important, he was happy with how he played Friday and remained optimistic that he could carry that over to the weekend.
Check out the save in the above video. Good morning! The Predators beat the Penguins , 4-1, and evened the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece. The goal was Schultz's third while Pittsburgh's been on the power play this postseason, giving him the lead for defensemen. Rinne lasted just one period, as he allowed three goals on nine shots over 20 minutes of play.
The 31-year-old needed barely two hours to run his career total to 15 Grand Slam singles titles - three fewer than rival Roger Federer . Nadal became the first player in the history of the Open era who managed to become a 10-time victor of the tournament series Grand slam.
Day at least managed to find one positive spin. When he birdied his second hole it appeared to be the stress-free golf of his opening 66. He started on the back nine and was four over par after six holes thanks in large part to a triple-bogey eight on No.
Both teams have had one off day, India's coming against Sri Lanka , while Pakistan let themselves down against India in their opening game. Former star batsman Aamer Sohail has backtracked on his comments after his claim that the Pakistan team fixed matches at the ongoing Champions Trophy cricket tournament which drew widespread criticism across the country.
Pakistan has surprised everyone in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after being ranked eighth coming into the tournament, and was well and truly beaten in its first match against India. This clearly underlines the capabilities of a team that came into the tournament as an underdog. We all know what happens behind the scenes. "It really depends on individuals, how they want to prepare against certain players in the opposition".
But there was no hope for Day and McIlroy . "I feel like I have great control of the ball right now and distance control, which is big on a lot of little sections out here going into greens, especially with the wind picking up". 11, 12, 14, and 18, and then kept up his stellar play on the front, birdying holes 1, 2, and 7. But it was too little too late for the Northern Irishman who remains anchored near the bottom of the leaderboard at five over.
The 19-year-old and his father have made it clear that they want Ball to wear the purple and gold in the 2017-2018 season, though that's far from a given. Ford further added that "the Lakers believe that ( Lonzo) Ball or ( Josh) Jackson might be available at the No. 4 spot". Ball might now be realizing that he'll have to explore the possibility of playing outside of Los Angeles, and ESPN reported that he's considering speaking with other teams that have lottery picks.
The utter confusion on Thompson's face provided a photo that became a symbol of the Warriors' season. But on Thursday the city made headlines for good news. Parents drove their children to the parade as early as 2:30 a.m., while adults and pint-sized fans donned matching Warriors regalia. The Bay Area is a well-known hotbed of civil disobedience, as it served as the birthplace of The Black Panther Movement and has been a place where protests live to fight against a corrupt system.
Yet even by their own "unpredictable" standards, Pakistan's transformation since that reverse has been remarkable and on Wednesday they knocked previously unbeaten tournament hosts England out of the competition with a comprehensive eight-wicket win in Cardiff.
The set went with serve until the 11th game when a double fault from Rybarikova gifted Konta the advantage before she served out the match. Johanna Konta eased into the semi-finals of the Aegon Open for the first time after seeing off Ashleigh Barty in straight sets on Friday.
After the bout, Hunt was coy about his future, though he didn't rule out fighting a few more times. Hunt is the stuff of legend to fight fans from New Zealand and he didn't let them down at Spark Arena in Auckland today. "I think we all need to band together to get rid of steroids in our sport and make it an even playing field". The UFC released the following statement: "On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete's health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Thibault Gouti from ...
English pair Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood are among four players with a share a lead of the US Open at the half way stage at Erin Hills . However, after dropping another shot on the 15th, Casey regained his composure superbly to birdie the 17th and 18th, the latter being the second longest hole in major history at 676 yards.
Casey recovered from a triple-bogey on his fifth hole of the day to add a 71 to his opening 66 and set a clubhouse target of seven under par, which was later matched by Fleetwood and American duo Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman . The big-hitting 22-year-old amateur from Texas A&M shot 69 Friday to move into a tie for eighth, just two shots off the lead. Everyone expects the U.S.
Open courses, it was beginning to firm up from the early week rain, plus the USGA had a few tricks up its sleeve. McIlroy , the reigning FedExCup champ, fared slightly better. "Hopefully I've got a lot of the bad stuff out of my system and it's just a matter of getting competitive rounds under my belt". After Thursday's round, McIlroy and his coach Michael Bannon discussed his swing issues.
Kohli's men overwhelmed Bangladesh by nine wickets at Edgbaston on Thursday, a day after Pakistan had seen off England by eight wickets in an nearly as lopsided semi-final at Cardiff. Kohli said the 2017 Champions Trophy, his first International Cricket Council event as captain, has taught him a few things and balance in life was one of them.
Finals MVP Kevin Durant was on a different bus with his mom. Warriors coach Steve Kerr is a noted critic of Trump and his policies. He is now 3-5 in his eight NBA Finals appearances. With one of those picks from the Warriors , the Jazz took Rodney Hood at No. 23 in 2014, and he has worked out reasonably well. As James said , he wants " to compete for championships every year ".
Later, at the Warriors' celebration, Green mocked James for saying he's never played on a super-team , saying, "You started the super-team, bro!" James fired back with a few examples of superteams before he even joined All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami seven seasons ago.
Mino Raiola has revealed why his client Gianluigi Donnarumma turned down a new contract at AC Milan , effectively choosing to leave the club. Mirabelli added: "I would've been stunned if Marotta had said anything else". The input we got from the owners is not to accept offers. "Right now, we are not after Donnarumma". He told Corriere dello Sport : "We wanted to make him a symbol of Milan for our fans and Gigio had everything required to fill that role".
Former Madrid President Ramon Calderon thinks Ronaldo's return is more than possible. "The Guardian headline read: "'Outraged' Cristiano Ronaldo puts Manchester United on red alert", and its report led by saying: " Manchester United are watching the Cristiano Ronaldo show with renewed interest after the Real Madrid striker made it plain he is "outraged" at what he feels is unfair treatment by tax authorities and is now determined to leave Spain".
Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United would be able to afford his transfer fee, said to be about 180m euros, and match his salary. The 28-year-old Croatia global is on United's radar as they look to sign four new players this summer.
Draymond Green: "I can't forget the Ultimate Warrior shirt from LeBron". Forward Draymond Green wore a "Quickie" T-shirt to the Golden State Warriors' NBA championship parade on Thursday, with the "Q" copied from the logo of Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cavaliers.
Lindelof joined Benfica from home-town club Vasteras SK in 2012 and won three Portuguese league titles and two Portuguese Cups during his time in Lisbon. Lindelof will face stiff competition with the likes of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford to take free-kicks next campaign. I trust myself and it's going to be tough but I'm looking forward to it.
First-round leader Rickie Fowler is one shot back and tied with Jamie Lovemark and J.B. Holmes. Triple-bogeys have a way of sinking a round, but somehow that wasn't the situation for Paul Casey on Friday at the U.S. Holmes expects the scoring to get more hard over the final rounds. Between them all you won't find one victor of a major. Today really kind of stayed the same.
Durant was named Finals MVP after winning his first National Basketball Association championship and averaging 35.2 points over the five games. "I definitely didn't start the super team, [like] he's trying to say", James said on the " Road Trippin " podcast hosted by teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye as well as Fox Sports Ohio sideline reporter Allie Clifton that was recorded Thursday night and published Friday morning.
He was at 7-under 137, two shots clear of anyone else who played early in warm sunshine on a course that getting dry and crispy. Not since the official world rankings were introduced in 1986 have One-Two-Three in the list all failed to progress into the final two rounds of a US Open; and so, while Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day all exited the property, there was a gathering of players with title aspirations of their own.
Pat Perez swung and missed completely in the tall grass behind the 15th green. And then , Fowler took a bogeys at Nos. With two rounds to play there is some 23 players within four shots of the lead. This was always going to be a tough week to start up again, so I don't think there's anything we can read into his game and he will take encouragement from the way he finished his second round.
The 2014 U.S. Open victor, who warmed up for the year's second grand slam by capturing his first claycourt title in five years in Istanbul last month, delivered a near-perfect performance to equal his best-ever showing in Paris . "Too much frustration. I couldn't believe that I lost that set, because I had many opportunities to win". "And then he forced me to play backhand first, and then he sliced me".
This year's topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail comes to an end in a Belmont Stakes without the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners or the expected favorite who dropped out. Pletcher rarely runs horses back as quickly as that, habitually favouring the sort of break he had to prepare Tapwrit for the Belmont, where he is based.
He is fine. Yeah, definitely you would go with Amir, but we dont mind if Amir cant play. We've been playing good cricket. "I've been very impressed", said Kohli. It's like Ashes, it's bigger than Ashes. "Our execution has been great and we've attacked", said Arthur. "They have been brought to the final due to external factors and not on the basis of their performances", Sohail said.
Open record by making six consecutive birdies en route to a four-under 68 and a share of seventh place. For the first time since the two golfers started playing in majors, the weekend at the U.S. An elderly man died of "natural causes" on the course, according to WITI-TV , a local Fox affiliate. "The putter was hot on the front side to keep me in it, so it's all there, it's just a matter of putting it together and I'm not out of it".
In taking three crucial wickets for the third consecutive game, Ali succeeded in completely derailing the home team's efforts and he was the major factor in restricting them to a score of just 211 - around 100 less than they would have expected - before the Pakistani batsmen comfortably finished off what their bowlers had started to reach the target easily.
McIlroy birdied four of his last six holes at Erin Hills on Friday to improve by seven shots on his opening 78, but still missed the cut by four shots . "It's been the best preparation going into a major, I felt like, in my career, which is playing in majors and knowing what I needed to do to prep for a tournament such as this", Day said.
Asked how self-belief had been restored following a defeat by India greeted with widespread condemnation back home, Ahmed explained: "After the India match , we just motivated the guys". Moin's praise for youngsters was also echoed by Salman, who believes Pakistan have a bright future on their hands considering the youngsters that have emerged.
The question is can they now repeat the trick in Sunday's final against an India team who have been piling on the runs and start the contest as firm favourites? That game, won by India , was one of the top-six most viewed sporting events, along with the soccer World Cup final and Usain Bolt's 100-metre sprint at the 2012 Olympic Games, the sports broadcasting industry source said .
Even before the tournament began, Pakistan was considered as an outsider, ranked lowest even below Bangladesh, cricketing fans and experts were sure that the young side won't get past the group stage. 1 million that advertisers pay on average for most Indian shows, a Reuters report said basing its observations on inputs from people involved in buying ads.
The fee will come to about £2 million but that can rise up to £4.5 million if certain targets are met. It was not the most successful loan spell as he was only able to make 22 appearances for the club during his time there. Opportunities at Liverpool were few and far between for the academy graduate. Wisdom made 38 appearances on loan with Derby in 2013-14 and also spent temporary spells with West Brom and Norwich City before spending last season with Red Bull Salzburg .