Although no one could have predicted an India-Pakistan title encounter in cricket's Champions Trophy , the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has been left terribly embarrassed at the scheduling mess they themselves created by scheduling the India versus Pakistan match on the same day as the cricket final, which was already known before the hockey itinerary was finalized.
That gave Oosthuizen a record total of 132 for the middle two rounds and after bogeys at the second, third and fourth in the final round looked to have ended his chances, he carded six birdies in the last seven holes for a record-equalling back nine of 29 and outright record of 199 for the last 54 holes.
I think it's the nature of competition. And then the much-anticipated Woj Bomb popped up on my phone. This story is more than sports. But in the end, the 32-year old couldn't corral back-to-back championships. Whatever it is, the big-money contract will be a hefty raise from the $12 million he earned on the way to a 16-1 postseason. That's not a typo. They get to celebrate Curry, Klay Thompson , coach Steve Kerr , and Finals MVP Kevin Durant , who unlike the others will be in his ...
Casey was the only golfer who went in the morning. "I'm happy for him". Fowler, meanwhile, entered the round with a one-shot lead over Casey and Xander Schauffele , who is now in the group at 5 under. The top three players in the world have never missed the cut in the same major dating to when the world ranking began in 1986. Johnson (+4) can't be too upset to be travelling home to California to see his newborn baby.
For the two giants of world cricket , it ends just how it started - against each other with more than a billion eyeballs assessing every single action of theirs. But Pakistan could also find a place for Amir by leaving out a spinner in either Shadab Khan or Imad Wasim. De Villiers, whose team came up with a disappointing show at the ongoing Champions Trophy despite being the world No.
Fowler seemed unconcerned with missing an opportunity to run away from the field. 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 .
One thing you can count on for certain on Sunday is that the streak of six majors being won by a first-time victor will grow to seven. More than likely he was awake when the sun rose because to lead the U.S. If somebody does it tomorrow to win the U.S. Open by one, that's the specialness of my round. The U.S. Open is not supposed to have 13 guys at 7-under or better with a day to play.
Between 2003 and 2007, Federer won eight grand slams without beating any of Nadal , Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray along the way, and added two more in 2009 without playing any of those three. Speaking about how it feels to face Nadal and Federer, Wawrinka revealed: 'They always manage to influence what the opponent does . This is the most hard thing against those tough players.
Admirable as those sentiments may be, Kohli will find few cricket fanatics in the two countries agreeing with him when he says of the final: "It's just another game of cricket". "You have to be close to reality", said Kohli. Some teams might not have the best start but they come back amazingly - which Pakistan have done.
Fleetwood was alongside Reed after a birdie on the first, but Casey tumbled down the leaderboard after following an opening birdie of his own with a triple-bogey on the third. Jason Day was walking away from Erin Hills with his wife and son when he managed to find one positive about this U.S. Open. Harman claimed the 54-hole lead, after a third round 67 for a 54-hole total of 12-under-par 204 gave him a position on the front of the grid heading into what promises to be a final lap of ...
I just get a little shaky and jittery on putts and that's what happened on 15". "A little disappointing to end with the double on 17 but I started hitting it a lot better on the back side", Hadwin said minutes after his round. "The biggest thing about this course is that the fairways are massive", he said. I mean, if I can make four birdies around here, you know, that'd be pretty good.
Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail recently said Pakistan have reached the final with the help of external forces, which was interpreted as fixing in matches . The Men in Blue have won all three of their previous matches against Pakistan in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments to date and it is but obvious that they would start going into the finals as favourites.
Ronaldo's manager, Zinedine Zidane , won the Champions League once as a player with Madrid, and has now repeated that feat twice more in the dugout after his team defeated Juventus 4-1 in the final. " We are disappointed . We played very well in the first half, we thought we had enough to win the game", the 39-year-old said. Real Madrid won the European championship and lifted the La Liga for 2016-2017, but Bale believes there are more laurels to come for the Los Blancos .
Gregory Polanco broke out of a 3 for 31 slump with a two-run homer and McCutchen hit his 12th home run of the season. Dee Gordon went 3-for-5 and Justin Bour homered in his first game back from the disabled list as the Marlins moved into second place in the NL East, 10 games behind Washington.
At a rally after the parade, Green mocked James' contention that he had never played for a super team. But Steph Curry told reporters Wednesday that while the team will still decide as a group on what they plan to do, he hasn't changed his stance from what he would like that decision to be.
The 69-year-old also praised the younger Pakistani players like Fakhar Zaman , Rumman Raees and Faheem Ashraf - all of whom made their debuts in the Champions Trophy - for their contribution to the team and urged them to continue their good performances.
Open in relation to par. And then he came up short of the 17th green and dropped one more shot that sent him home early to spend time with his newborn son. I could still have been there now, hitting the ball over the green. A couple greens that are more exposed were faster, so it was hard to get a feel for the correct speed.
Nearly an inch of rain fell on the course overnight and Reed, who beat Rory McIlroy in the opening singles at Hazeltine a year ago, was one of many players to take advantage in pursuit of his first major title. "It's going to be a really cool day for someone", Fowler said. "I'm playing good today, but (I'm) like three behind now". "I don't think it's good for me.
In the current championship tournament against India at Edgbaston, Pakistan pacers and spinners looked blunt as India recovered from a slow start easily to post 319/3 in a revised 48 overs tie. The Oval was where, in 1882, England's defeat by Australia led to a mock obituary in a newspaper referring to the "ashes" of English cricket and hence the name for all future Anglo-Australian Test series.
Harman had back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15 before closing out with three straight pars to take over the lead. Tommy Fleetwood (-11) - Fleetwood looked poised to run away from the field for a while. And yes, it's different from the "typical" U.S. Open experience, but Mike Davis and Co. have a decade's worth of traditional setups coming our way.
It was also their ninth victory in their past 10 meetings with the Blue Jays (32-35). But after he gave up seven runs, six earned, in an inning-plus of work in Toronto's 11-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday he was quiet, analytical and even philosophical.
In his lone season with the team, Durant said it's the selflessness that stands out to him. "It's kind of insane to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are".
Philadelphia is also expected to get Fultz's medical records, critical before making a huge draft decision, and the chance to sit down and learn more about him. Fultz, a 6-foot-4, 195 pound guard who is capable of playing both positions in the backcourt, averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game in his lone collegiate season.
That has prompted speculation linking him with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United among others but Silva, who moved to Milan from Porto earlier this month, insists the four-time Champions League victor remains focused on his country's upcoming matches.
The £55m sum that the paper reports would be a record signing for Chelsea , eclipsing the £ 50m spend on the ill-fated signing of Fernando Torres in January 2011. The Italian journalist took to Twitter to reveal that the Blues have failed in their first attempt to try and bring the 26-year-old defender to Stamford Bridge this summer.
His former club Atletico cannot register new players until January 1 after infringing Federation Internationale de Football Association rules on signing underage players, but they can still make signings and loan them elsewhere until the New Year.
It was Hamilton's third pole this year, his sixth in Canada -- equalling the record of German Michael Schumacher -- and the 65th of his career. After Ferrari had dominated the day's final practice, Hamilton moved it up a level with a lap faster than any previously recorded at the sun-bathed island circuit.
Chelsea are not the only Premier League club interested in the 34-year-old, with Tottenham and Manchester City also monitoring the situation, according to reports in Italy . Premier League clubs are on red alert after Juventus defender Dani Alves openly admitted that he is keen to move to the Premier League one day. Alves could be set for a Barcelona reunion with former manager Pep Guardiola, at Manchester City.
MOLINE, Illinois- Moline American Legion Post 246 celebrated Wednesday, Flag Day, with a flag retirement ceremony. Scott Wilson, Exalted Ruler of the Buckhannon Elks Lodge, said the ceremony is meant to encourage patriotism and remembrance of our veterans.
Kobayashi got the vehicle moving slowly before it again stopped, this time for good, with the driver climbing out and walking away. Toyota Gazoo Racing suffered an agonising night at the 85th Le Mans 24 Hours which saw two of its TS050 Hybrid cars retire from the race within 30 minutes of each other.
Personally, as a cricketer, I feel India are the overwhelming favourites, but as a Pakistani, I would like to see Pakistan win the title. "Our batting is not that good when compared to our bowling options", he added. Like Pakistan, India also have two members of that side playing in tomorrow's final - Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja. But he warned against India in the big final, Pakistan needed to bat first.
It was only under Sourav Ganguly's captaincy which saw the ressurgance on an aggressive Team India , which started taking pressure in Indo-Pak matches. Pakistan are totally in contrast. Pakistan have relied on their bowling in the tournament and will possess a threat to India's quest of defending their title, which they won in 2013.
Open". The last six majors have been won by first-timers, and that cycle has a good chance to continue. Dustin Johnson is 1 over, on the cut line with six holes left. It took a hard turn to the right and rolled in. He then hacked out his fifth out sideways and now some 52-feet from the hole from where he chipped and two putted.
It is genuinely hard to choose between Germany and Chile, although I think Germany will pip Chile in the group stage, I can see Chile getting the better of them in the knockout stage. "Modern football is defending and attacking", he continued, adding that you can't spend 90 minutes in front of your goal yet expect to win the game.
Kentuckian J.B. Holmes is just one shot off the lead at the midway point of the U.S. Open and a triple-bogey didn't stop Paul Casey from grabbing a share of the lead after 36 holes. Open played in Wisconsin , Madison's Steve Stricker was right where he wanted to be after the tournament's second round. The No. 2-ranked McIlroy and the third-ranked Day also failed to advance to move after struggling for a second straight day.
Open. Day, however, came to the U.S. Open off of a second and a tie for 15th in his last two starts. Paul Casey , of England, reacts after his birdie on the 11th hole during the second round of the U.S. Amateur Cameron Champ is on an identical score after another under-par round for the 22-year-old, while Si Woo Kim, Xander Schauffele and Brandt Snedeker are also two shots back and well placed.
The 24-year-old world number 13 produced a magnificent eagle three on the 600-yard 18th hole to crown a spellbinding display that was the lowest to par score in US Open history. Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day all failed to make the cut at the U.S. Open on Friday, the first time that the top three players in the world failed to qualify for weekend play at the championship since the rankings were created in 1986.
This is uncharted territory for Thomas heading into the final round. Make four, get out of there and post a great number. CARRY MY BAG, PLEASE: Jimmy Johnson has now carried the bag for two players to shoot 63 in a major: Thomas on Saturday, and Steve Stricker at the 2011 PGA.
Open . The Canadian shot a second round two-over 74 but is still in the mix heading into the weekend at two-under par. Rain-softened conditions at Erin Hills made greens more receptive and a lack of brisk winds left the course virtually defenceless.
Tom Weiskopf also shot 63 in the opening round of the 1980 U.S. Open at Baltusol. Another warm, dry day is drying out the course during the second round of the U.S. "Tomorrow will be a very cool experience", Fleetwood said. Just about everything already has at Erin Hills. A health concern that arose during the tournament was evidence of E.
The 30-year-old from Georgia had never gone past the second round in a US Open before this year, missing the cut on his two previous visits in 2012 and 2015. By the end of the day, that wasn't even the most shocking number. All I know is I'm really looking forward to it. It's not going to be an easy day, for sure.
Sarfraz Ahmed's side can be said to have exceeded expectations to reach this point, not least since they qualified for the tournament in eighth place and have been a side in exile since the 2009 terrorist attack in Lahore. Kohli, the India captain, said he "would not think" of omitting Pandya from his team for the ICC Champions Trophy final and insisted he was the man to balance the side.
On Friday, with Erin Hills beginning to firm up following early week rainstorms, the USGA chose to tuck some of the pins into tight spots after a fairly uncharacteristic U.S. He's Canada's best golfer, and he has the weekend at the U.S. Open to reach yet another goal in his surging career. Patrick Reed has joined the 65 club at Erin Hills.
NBA Finals champions, the Golden State Warriors , said earlier this week in a statement that no decision had been made on if they would visit President Donald Trump at the White House - if they were even invited to the White House - as is tradition of championship-winning teams.
The lead, however, belonged to Brian Harman . Second-ranked McIlroy , who has played just six tournaments this year while battling a nagging rib injury, shot one-under 71 after opening with a six-over 78, and number three Day had a second-round 75 to finish on 10-over 154.
Fleetwood, who tied for 27th in his only previous U.S. Open in 2015, has moved the ball smoothly through the long, links-style layout, illustrated by his average of just 1.54 putts per hole, tied for fifth-best in the tournament. He clawed that back with a birdie on the 12th, draining a six-foot putt but was soon in trouble on the 13th, three-putting for bogey. With a crowded leaderboard and a lot of golf yet to be played, the U.S.
I guess it's rare you get through a U.S. Open or any major without some kind of a hiccup". The first two rounds of the 2017 U.S. Open have been wild, to say the least. Westwood had bogeyed the third and fifth before a superb tee shot on the 239-yard sixth - which played as the most hard hole on Thursday - set up a birdie from 18 feet.
It's not much different than what USGA executive director Mike Davis said about bringing the U.S. Open to Erin Hills , a course that only opened 11 years ago. Casey birdied five holes in a row after the rough stretch and was the first player in the clubhouse at 7-under. "For me, I felt like I've been playing pretty well all week and didn't have quite the numbers to show for it".
He hammered a chip from just short of the par-5 14th that led to another three-putt bogey. It lets you be aggressive, you can get on runs where you can make birdies. "I felt the most calm I have in a major in a long time this week", he said. "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did". McIlroy and Jason Day never recovered from theirs.
Virat Kohli and his boys are aware of the fact that a victory over Pakistan will help them make a strong statement and it will be the ideal start for Kohli as he is leading India for the first time in an ICC event.The hype around Indo-Pak matches is always high and it is one match that neither of the two sides would want to lose.