But I played one of my best clay-court matches to get the win. But the 30-year-old - despite being broken on a couple of occasions - was never truly troubled and a combination of brilliant defensive work and a superior clinical edge meant Murray booked a last-eight meeting with either Kei Nishikori or Fernando Verdasco .
And with the tees moved up on the 15th hole to make it reachable, Thomas hit a 3-wood that rolled off the back slope of the green to 6 feet. But consecutive bogeys at Nos. Harman closed with two birdies and three tough pars for a 5-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead at 12-under 204. With little to play for McIlroy then strung together his best sequence of holes in the tournament, carding four birdies and two pars.
England captain Harry Kane was proud of his side's reaction to Scotland's quickfire double in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Hampden Park. Kane , who was handed the captaincy for the first time by Gareth Southgate , proved to be the hero for England but might have scored with the best chance of the first half when his lob was cleared off the line with Scotland keeper Craig Gordon beaten.
Adding to McGregor's challenge, the fighters will be using 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the smaller UFC gloves and he will not be allowed to use the leg kicks or takedowns that are used in mixed martial arts. Both fighters are noted for their ability to sell their fights, and both have exchanged in trash talking and more to promote their bouts. After splitting two high-profile bouts with Nate Diaz, McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to add the organisation's lightweight title in ...
Open. Hoffman birdied five of his first eight holes to get to 9 under, one shot clear of a massive logjam in second. Casey laid up in the rough, took two chops to get out of more rough behind the 14th green, and staggered away with a triple-bogey 8 that might have ruined his day at Erin Hills.
Paul Casey's birdie run is over. But the Englishman now has a share of the lead at the U.S. Open . The 2011 champion dropped back to seven over on his third hole today, before bouncing back with birdie on the following hole and made it to the turn remaining at six over par.
But there may be a plot twist in the works: the Celtics are in advanced talks to trade the first overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers , according to USA Today Sports . Finding a shooter with his 3-point ability was a priority for the Sixers. Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo was in Sacramento, California, on Friday to attend a private workout for Jackson.
But Thomas knew what he was doing. Champ, a qualifier from Texas A&M, is leading the 156-player field in average driving distance over the first two rounds at 339 yards, and is tied for eighth on the leaderboard, two shots off the pace at five-under-par after yesterday's three-under 69.
And it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The US leader thinks he is the victim of a conspiracy aimed at discrediting his leadership and ending his time in the White House, according to the Associated Press .
Lindelof has 12 caps and a goal for Sweden, and played 47 matches as Benfica won the Portuguese Primera Liga and advanced to the UEFA Champions League's Round of 16. The clubs are in contact, and Sportsmail understands the United manager wants the 28-year-old in his squad for next month's U.S. tour. "He told me about the club and everything around it".
Mohammad Hafeez (R) and Babar Azam walks back to the pavilion after Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final cricket match between England and Pakistan. He and Stokes had prospered on a vastly different surface against Australia in their final Group A match at Edgbaston on Saturday. It was a hammer blow for England as they lost their next seven wickets for the addition of just 83 runs.
His England counterpart Eoin Morgan said his side failed to adapt to the conditions in Cardiff . "Certainly over the next couple of weeks I'll get my head around that and all the challenges it will bring". It may have been nerves, but mostly "the skill, variety and verve of Pakistan's fast bowlers proved to be too good for England's batsmen, who were confounded by a mixture of reverse-swing, yorkers, bouncers and slower balls".
There were 18 rounds in the 60s, starting with one for the record book. On Saturday, June 17th, the clover was once again getting just as much attention as the golfers competing. The way this third round is going, odds are against him becoming the first player since Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines in 2008 to win a U.S. Open in his home state.
But he warned against India in the big final, Pakistan needed to bat first. "The India game was an aberration", he said. On the eve of Sunday's high-profile rematch he also said the Birmingham encounter was an "aberration", entirely uncharacteristic these days of a team who often glory in their reputation for unpredictability.
Joyce reached base five times, Jesse Hahn (3-4) pitched five innings to defeat NY for the first time in his career and Jed Lowrie had an RBI single to keep the A's rolling at home. The team did not announce which pitcher will start which game. DIAMONDBACKS 5, PHILLIES 1: Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run double and also made a key catch, boosting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.
The 76ers have the No. 3 pick this year and according to the NBA Rumor Mill, they will likely trade that to the Celtics for the No. 1 pick this year. A deal for the 2017 No. 1 pick can be made but it cannot involve the Lakers or Kings picks unless there is an All-Star player attached. Markelle Fultz .
On India , who have been in red hot form winning all games except against Sri Lanka, which Hussey said was a "shock", the former one-day great added: " India has oozed class throughout the tournament with each player looking in great touch and clear with the role he plays in the team".
He also became the fastest batsman in terms of innings to reach 8000 runs in the 50-over format of the game. "In the PSL we're getting all our top players rubbing shoulders with some of the best players around the world, so that is rubbing off on our cricket now, where certainly there had been a void for a period of time".
The NBA Finals ended four days ago when the Warriors took down the defending champion Cavaliers in a hard-fought Game 5. "I think they feel, I think within Cleveland and around the league, they feel that he's very much in play to leave again and likely head out West to one of the two L.A.
The 19-year-old downed Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-4 on Friday at the French Open before admitting the dazzling, sultry Brazilian rhythms of the Samba are key to her success . "It's a very painful defeat here in the French Open ", she said afterwards. Women's second seed Karolina Pliskova advanced to round four with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Carina Witthoeft.
Gatland has picked a strong but still experimental lineup, though, to meet a Crusaders team which contains nine All Blacks. Ireland's openside flanker Sean O'Brien has been given the nod for the number seven jersey and will make his first appearance of the tour, with compatriot Peter O'Mahony named at blindside flanker.
As the highest scoring challenger during the qualifier round which ended on Saturday, New Zealand chose Ainslie's team as their semi-final opponents, leaving Sweden's Artemis Racing and Team Japan to compete in the other. Racing was cancelled due to a lack of wind, conditions in which Team New Zealand has previously looked much stronger than others. Despite having won only three of eight races, Ainslie's boat is a point behind Team NZ because of the two-point pre-regatta bonus earned by ...
It marked the first time since the world rankings were created in 1986 that the top three ranked players in the world missed the cut at a US Open . "I was in the hay too much over the last couple of days", Day said. Holywood's McIlroy finished four under for the final six holes, which helped the four-time major victor post a one-under-par 71 in Wisconsin, but the damage was done in the first round as McIlroy hit six over to effectively end his chances at the second major of the year.
Ball had set the tempo by clean bowling Luke Ronchi in the first over, while Mark Wood's clever cross-seam delivery saw off New Zealand captain Kane Williamson when on 87 and with the Black Caps looking increasingly threatening. England players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in Cardiff on Tuesday. "Their batsmanship is ridiculously unbelievable, they know the game inside out and it's a master class when they get going".
Can he become the seventh player in golf history to win both The Masters and the U.S. Open Championship? Good friend and fellow Masters victor Adam Scott says Garcia's game is of such a high caliber, that even if he was to find himself still basking in the winning limelight, he will continue to be a contender.
It wouldn't be a surprise if the Warriors decide to ditch the post-championship presidential photo-op. "We've overcome a lot of doubts", said Tulio Zelada, 28, a San Francisco resident who attended the parade. Amid multiple reports that the new National Basketball Association champions have decided not to participate in the traditional visit to the White House, the team's official position is that no decision has been made regarding whether they'll attend.
Hudson acknowledged his team had "obviously" wanted a better result but was doing his best to remain upbeat ahead of their game against Mexico in Sochi in four days time. Russia's Denis Glushakov, top, chips the ball over New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic to score the opening goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russian Federation and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg st.
It matches the Rockies' longest winning streak against any National League West opponent. With the loss, San Francisco has now lost five straight games and 14 of its last 18 contests. When he finally returned to the batter's box to the congratulatory high five of Austin Slater, the runner he had batted in from first, he chose to bash his forearm against Slater's instead.
While it could be tempting to tinker with the bowling attack, considering Pakistan's right-hander-heavy batting line-up, India would remember that their only defeat in the tournament came at The Oval , where Umesh Yadav's expensive spell forced them to bring in Ashwin in the first place.
Live reports from four host cities, interviews with athletes, special guests, and over a dozen matches - don't miss RT's special coverage of the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2017 Confederations Cup , which opens this Saturday in St.
Kyrie Irving followed up his 40-point gem in Game 4 with 26 points but shot 9 for 22. Myers realizes adding Durant might not have worked so well with anyone but the Warriors . A bit of a bruiser, Pachulia has always had a likable personality that made fans of the teams he played for love him. The brilliant work of the Warriors front office doesn't stop there, though.
Kohli is a global icon with millions of followers on various social media platforms, but the prolific batsman has not been investing too much time on that during the tournament. There's no overexcitement. People are just doing the normal things that they do in any practice session. In fact, if reports are to be believed, around Rs 2,000 crore will be on stake for Sunday's Champion's Trophy final , according to estimates by the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF).
Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . Oosthuizen, whose sole major title to date came at St Andrews in 2010, birdied the first, fourth, seventh and eighth to move to four under par, while 2015 victor Spieth had covered his first 11 holes in level par.
The report states that the striker's agent has already told Madrid that the star wants to leave his boyhood club this summer in a search for a guarantee of action. Sport twist the situation slightly, and claim Chelsea could be set to gazump Manchester United for Morata. Although it would seem like Perez is hoping for a lot to get almost £80m for a striker who has managed just 15 league goals this season, he may not be going to mad.
The other teams are New Zealand , Cameroon, Chile, Australia and Mexico . It is the 10th edition of the competition at which the six continental federation champions are joined by the hosts and the World Cup holders. In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 28 2017, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the worldwide friendly soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the dos Barreiros stadium in Funchal, Madeira island, Portugal.
I couldn't believe that I lost that set, because I had many opportunities to win". It could have been an entirely different story for Del Potro - who came into the contest nursing a groin injury - had he taken an opening set which lasted one hour and 23 minutes and saw Murray prevail 10-8 in the tie-break.
In the press conference after the semi-final against Bangladesh , Virat Kohli had talked about his team maintaining its composure and controlling its emotions in big games and Hussey feels the Indian skipper has enormous confidence in his side and if they play any team on skill alone, keeping control of its emotions, then he (Kohli) would back his side to beat anyone in the world.
Garcia, who waited almost two decades to notch his first major title at Augusta, would be halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam should he prevail at Erin Hills . It was an obvious endorsement for the immaculate condition Erin Hills is in for this week's 117th U.S. Open championship. McIlroy however, who is returning from a hip and back injury, put a courageous face on his second consecutive missed cut at a US Open following his exit at the halfway stage in 2016.
But Bangladesh won their most recent meeting in Dublin by five wickets, although key quintet Boult, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson , Tim Southee and Adam Milne were all missing for New Zealand . They bowled very consistently, and made life hard for us with the bat. "I don't think it's unfair of me to say a margin of victory like that can be considered a bit of a hammering and England will take massive confidence by booking itself a place in the 14 June semi-final in Cardiff after ...
Being away with the Marines, we spoke about being ready for any situation, if things do take a turn for the worse, be ready for that and never drop our heads". Germany's 5-point lead atop Group C was maintained as Stuart Dallas scored two minutes into injury time to give Northern Ireland a 1-0 win over Azerbaijan in Baku.
It was noted, "the amendment of the Russian Federation will be attached to the pending bill on sanctions against Iran ". The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation and to make sure the Trump administration doesn't change course without congressional buy-in.
Open round in nine under par. 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 four-of-five closing holes, including the last three to move to seven-under.
The Russian president made it a national priority to win hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup in a fierce Federation Internationale de Football Association bidding contest seven years ago. "Obviously in the first game of the tournament we wanted to get a better result than we did", New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson said. " I thought I scored the opening goal but it doesn't really matter who was credited for it ", Glushakov said.
Besides Russia and New Zealand , Portugal, Mexico , Cameroon, Chile, Australia and Germany have also sent their national teams to participate in the cup. From Russia's fourth corner, defender Viktor Vasin's header saw the ball spin off a post and across the goalmouth before Michael McGlinchey cleared.
A Conservative source said there was so far no deal to announce and that a decision on the timing of any announcement would only be made once an agreement is finalised. A DUP source said: "Our discussions are continuing". With former prime ministers stepping all over the turf, and mainstream media barely concealing its ambition to discredit the new DUP-supported, Tory-led government from the get-go, there is one way that Theresa May could clear the air, give herself some much needed ...
He was all praise for Pakistan team's turnaround in the competition. Their rivalry with India was also off-tracked following India's stance against bilateral series against its bitter neighbours. Earlier, in 2002, we had seen two teams sharing the Champions Trophy and they are India and Sri Lanka as the final was washed out on an actual day and on the reserve day as well.
Leishman is now sharing eighth place, only three shots back of co-leaders Rickie Fowler and England's Paul Casey at seven-under. Unfortunately, none of the three will be around this weekend for the 117th U.S. The American holds the lead on his own, but Englishman Paul Casey and American Xander Schauffele are just one sot back on six under par. That still didn't appear to be almost enough.
The world number two h it just five of them to tie for last in the 156-man field in that category on day one, but still made four bogeys on Friday despite hitting 11 of 14 fairways. Once again golfers were taking full advantage of an Erin Hills layout softened by overnight rain, attacking the pins with gusto and none more than Thomas, who had six birdies on a blistering outward nine.
Given the wayward shots coming from Day's clubs, it was not a hard task. "I was in the hay too much over the last couple of days", Day said. Pardon the gallows humor. I didn't know what was going on. "If we can't hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home ". Speaking about the changes he made a year ago, Fleetwood added: "I went back to my old coach and had one of my best mates caddying and I think that can't be underestimated, having your friend with ...
The quartet are seven under at Erin Hills after a Friday that saw Japan's Hideki Matsuyama surge up a congested leaderboard with a stunning seven-under 65, while the world's top-ranked players were unable to stage recoveries. None of the leaders had as shaky a stretch as Casey, who made 8 on the par-5 14th hole - after hitting into the fescue and almost whiffing on his swing to get out - and bogeyed the next hole.