As a raucous crowd cheered at Oracle Arena, Curry watched freshly crowned Finals MVP Durant capturing his first ring in his 10th National Basketball Association season. Earlier, Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob insisted the champions will fight tooth and nail to keep Curry and Durant. Kerr underwent a procedure that alleviated his pain, allowing him to return for the Finals and, he hopes, "for a long time ".
Elkington also claimed McIlroy was happy enough with four majors and "100 million in the bank". It might not be the end of this particular spat, however, it is the end of McIlroy in this year's US Open . The Ulsterman has won $35.5 million on the PGA Tour alone, almost 41 times what Elkington won over his career. For the first time since the world rankings were introduced in 1986, the top three all missed the cut - with Dustin Johnson and Jason Day sharing McIlroy's fate.
Instead, they achieved an overwhelming superiority up front, packing a dominant scrum, and commanding nearly 70 percent of possession over both halves which gave them good field position. Gatland's Lions turned their 72 percent share of possession into a 75 percent territorial advantage, and pressuring the Maori into mistakes enabled fullback Leigh Halfpenny to kick six penalties.
Opening batsmen Dhawan and Rohit set the tone for India when they hammered Pakistan in their first game of the tournament. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur: "They've [his team] been outstanding, the way they've prepared, the way they dragged themselves off the canvas after the beating at Edgbaston [against India], was awesome".
All of the hits came off his fastball, including the home run by Roberto Perez . For the Thursday game, the Indians will be bringing out RHP Josh Tomlin . The Dodgers have had a good start to this series and now have a favorable pitching matchup. When asked if Francona was still cleared to eat hot dogs, he joked, "I hope so, I just ate two and don't plan on being done".
George is the player the Pacers keep hoping to build their own title dreams around, dreams which haven't worked out. "I'm here. I'm a Pacer ". That came after Amick reported at the February trade deadline the message regarding George's desire to play for the Lakers "has been sent throughout National Basketball Association".
Open, is a victor on the PGA Tour this year while Thomas is the world number 13, a three-time victor this season and a member of the exclusive "59" club after breaking 60 at the Sony Open this year. "That fifth shot on the 18th was the best shot all day". None has won a major championship yet. No one had a chance. "Yeah, first cut made, too (at the U.S.
Diego Costa has played under Jose Mourinho and could choose to join him at Old Trafford - a bleak prospect considering the duo did not see eye-to-eye towards the end of Mourinho's reign at Stamford Bridge . Atletico is a club that I have a lot of affection for, independently of whether I go there or not, I will continue to love them". Let's hope all those offers aren't just from the Chinese Super League , a destination that could prove as problematic as five months on the bench in the run ...
World number Rickie Fowler , who held the halfway lead, earned solo fifth with a 68, with Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim a shot back alone in sixth after also carding a 68. "It is always cool to be part of some sort of history in golf", Fowler said. "And I've been very light on competitive rounds this year, and it's just a matter of getting into a good round of golf now".
The head-to-head of India vs Pakistan matches at the Champions Trophy is tied at two apiece. India opener Shikhar Dhawan is the tournament's leading run scorer with 317 runs in four matches and will look to continue his momentum against Pakistan .
Instantly, Miandad became a national hero and Sharma was reduced to facing barbs and insults on his return home. Dhoni has been a vital cog in the batting line-up for the past few years but wasn't required to bat against South Africa and Bangladesh.
And so it is that we will have a lovely clash of styles, with the Lions' muscular strengths looking to bring down the All Blacks' catch-pass and basic skill brilliance. He appeared relieved to have the chance to offload some frustrations. Wales flyhalf Dan Biggar has been given the starting role instead, indicating that Owen Farrell , who had a quadriceps injury and was in doubt for the first test, was now making good progress in his recovery.
Can this unpredictable Pakistan team led by Sarfraz Ahmed pose a challenge to India in the final? He has been sensational throughout and he is playing a terrific knock when it matters the most. "So its basically how to react to every ball that's bowled to you", he said. With Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami up in the reserve, India do posses a formidable attack.
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. The development between the companies should not be too surprising, considering the fight is happening in a boxing setting and on a boxing fight card.
Having five players reach 10-under in a single U.S. Open is rather remarkable considering just six had ever done it in the previous 116 Opens. Thomas has had a breakout season on the PGA Tour , winning three times before February, including consecutive titles in Hawaii in January.
Of them all, Fleetwood - who bogeyed the last - will feel as if he should at least have finished alongside Harman. "Showed up for the last six holes, anyway", said the four-times major victor, who made four birdies on his second nine, including his finishing hole, the par-three ninth.
His eagle came on the 667-yard 18th, as Thomas hit a 330-yard drive, then knocked his 3-wood to 8 feet and made the putt. He made the eagle to get his name in the record book Saturday. "Doing it all night is not going to help and not make any difference, let's just concentrate on each day as it comes", he said. "I hit it far enough", Harman joked after the round during his Fox Sports interview.
This week I've been working with my coach, just sitting there and thinking: 'All right, let's go out and try to make a good golf swing and try to make a good putt. Opens", Harman said jokingly. "It was a good save", Fleetwood said. He landed the ball perfectly on the fringe of the green and it rolled just past the hole for a makeable eagle putt.
The team was without Kris Letang for the entire playoffs, had a threadbare defence, and seemed to be running on fumes after having played more hockey than any other team in the last 24 months. With a true No. 1 defenceman in the line-up, Pittsburgh's one weakness will become a definite strength again. The 28-year-old defenseman, who was traded from the St.
Few days back, Mirror reported that the Red Devils are prepared to offload England global Chris Smalling , whose ability has been questioned by United boss Jose Mourinho . Mourinho is also ready to offer Dier the chance to establish himself as a holding midfielder at Old Trafford so the lure of playing in his preferred position will be a tempting prospect for him.
For Pakistan , they will need to match India's pressure in the field. "We are a young team and are very excited and motivated for the game", Sarfaraz said, responding to an Indian journalist's question regarding emotions ahead of the game.
The often tense political relations between the neighbouring nations add colour to the bitter yet intense rivalry, which has nowadays been confined only to global events due to the Indian government's refusal to allow bilateral contests. And this despite a dismal 2-13 record against India in various ICC tournaments ( World Cup , Champions Trophy and World T20), which makes the "Men In Blue" firm favourites.
The Lightning have traded forward Jonathan Drouin to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in a deal that gets them defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev. Such a reality confronts squads with deep defence cores like Minnesota and Anaheim. "We gave up a lot but I'm convinced we got back a big piece", Habs GM Marc Bergevin said.
In the decades to follow, India's domination over Pakistan in ICC events would continue to grow. Former chief selector said his anger was due to Sarfraz's refusal to dedicate the victory against Sri Lanka to batting legend Javed Miandad, who was celebrating his birthday on that day, because he criticised the team too much.
Created to tackle the handsome game's negative aspects, the document has three aims: to improve player behavior and respect, increase actual playing time, and to increase fairness and attractiveness. "My starting point was to look at the laws and say 'what are they for?', and if there is no particular reason then would changing them make the game better?" "The underlying philosophy of " Play Fair " is a call to the conscience of everyone involved in football", said a statement on the IFAB ...
Vadodara: Ahead of much-anticipated, high octane Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan at the Oval , Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has declared the clash between the two Asian arch-rival bigger than the Ashes series. There has always been a lot of hype associated with India-Pakistan matches. "Cricket's culture in Pakistan is dying since the new generation hasn't seen worldwide cricket being played in Pakistan ", Dr.
He finished the day 11 under for the tournament. He bogeyed the 10th hole when he hit a bad second shot right of the green. He picked up one shot on his first nine, after an opening-round 79, but a double bogey on the fifth and a second-round 75 sunk him to finish 10-over for the tournament.
The 33-year-old Australian bagged three birdies during his opening nine holes and sits just one shot back of the lead at Erin Hills in Wisconsin as he enters the back nine. Then there was the first-round leader, Rick Yataka Fowler, better known out here as Rickiiiiiieee . With the leading 13 players separated by only five shots, however, it means the final round showdown is likely to throw up any number of curve balls.
Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has already had a fall out with Real Madrid and has a strong bond with both PSG owner and Manchester United in whole. The 32-year-old has reportedly told Real that his decision to leave is final with two clubs interested. According to Portuguese daily A Bola , the 32-year-old, who is currently on global duty with Portugal for the Confederations Cup , has been left angered at his treatment by Spanish tax authorities and now wishes to leave the country.
Looking to become the first player since Curtis Strange to win back-to-back US Open titles, Johnson double-bogeyed the 14th and dropped another at the par-four next. The Northern Irish star has played only one event since the Masters after rib and back problems forced him to withdraw from the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Federation Internationale de Football Association general secretary Fatma Samoura said on Friday that the estimated attendance for the tournament would be 65 percent, and that Russia's match against European champions Portugal had been sold out for weeks.
And that's why, the 28-year-old India skipper said he was hoping for a very well contested Champions trophy final . India , who launched their title-defence with a 124-run thrashing of Pakistan , were unchanged from the side that hammered Bangladesh by nine wickets in Thursday's semi-final at Birmingham's Edgbaston.
American Ryder Cup player Patrick Reed set the early clubhouse target as the third round of the 117th US Open turned into a shootout at a rain-softened Erin Hills . "Oh gosh, Jimmy, be good", he said to caddie Jimmy Johnson when the ball was in the air, and it was close to flawless. They are all seeking their first major championship and barring a miracle comeback by someone like Louis Oosthuizen or Sergio Garcia (who both fall under "The Field" at 25/1), we will have a first time ...
Open at Chambers Bay, won by Spieth. Dustin Johnson is 1 over, on the cut line with six holes left. Incredibly, Thomas' round contained two bogeys. When it was clear he had nothing going in the second round, he was simply trying to stay out of the way. The little lefty from Georgia has a chance to make a little history at Erin Hills.
The four host cities will also hold World Cup matches June next year along with seven other venues. Both are tucked in a favorable Group A, with No. 95 New Zealand and the host country, No. Nevertheless, at the moment the national team of New Zealand successfully performs in the qualification for the upcoming World Cup, having passed the third stage of selection without defeats and taking 1st place in Group A among the countries of Australia and Oceania.
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. Henrik Stenson . Alex Noren . "But I'm confident that I am prepared for whatever happens", he added, "whether something bad happens or something good happens - I'll just rely on that confidence".
I don't know because we don't have the clock on the court, so it's impossible for us to tell". "Wish him all the best in the future and I am committed to go after my goals with current team". She only needed one, winning with a crosscourt forehand victor. All four players are seeking a first grand slam title. But I'm sure it's going to be OK.
Open last summer at the quarterfinal stage, 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 . Murray largely dispensed with the chuntering and lapses that accompanied his first two matches as he maintained the momentum established in beating Juan Martín del Potro with an assured display on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Pakistan's 60 per cent chances while India 40 per cent to win. In the past, there have always been contests within contests like between a Sachin Tendulkar and fearsome Shoaib Akhtar. Pakistan have surprised many to reach the final of CT17, a tournament it very almost failed to qualify for. "I look forward to playing as it's a big occasion", added Amir, now firmly back in the global fold after his career was halted by a ban and jail sentence for his part in a 2010 spot-fixing scam ...
But Scotland came back into the game and both Robertson and Armstrong had shots from the edge of the penalty box. He has collected back-to-back Golden Boots in the Premier League , with a 29-goal haul in 2016-17 seeing him net at a rate of one every 87.28 minutes.
Or, according to Champions Tour player and 1995 PGA Championship victor Steve Elkington , he's just bored. McIlroy, while correcting Elkington's spelling, pointed out that Nicklaus didn't earn much money as a player, hence his golf course design business.
I have to admit that I'm a bit of on the fence when it comes to the US Open's penchant for insanely long golf courses-a trend that's only intensified over the past decade. And I feel like once the can gets open, I'll start pouring them in. "When I saw it was about seven feet away I knew maybe we had a chance of history".
Yuvraj's 53 off 32 balls was full of eye-catching strokeplay and helped India break free from a sluggish phase towards the back end of their innings. "Players of the calibre of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are very hard to stop if they are allowed to settle early, and that is what Pakistan allowed them to do", he said.
It's hard to make a lot of birdies for me around here. 7, 9 and 16, and bogeyed No. 5. Now the reigning Abu Dhabi HSBC Champion is two rounds shy of earning a whopping $2.1million first prize windfall. NOTEWORTHY: A 94-year-old man stopped breathing while in a grandstand on the sixth hole and died of what officials said appeared to be natural causes.
The match between the two sides is always special. If they could get 265 runs so easily losing only one wicket, another 60-70 would not have put them under any pressure. And, now they are set to meet in final of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval on Sunday. Leaving the former Pakistani cricketers' proclivity for triggering controversies aside, ther team can still make it a cracker of a final.
Portugal will play Mexico in a Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunday, June 1. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday expressed gratitude to Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) for assistance in organizing the country's first FIFA Confederations Cup and assured that Russia was ready to hold the event on the top level, Sputnik reports.
If we play good cricket, definitely we will win this tournament ". Of the 11 Pakistan players that beat England on Wednesday - the return of injured quick Mohammad Amir for Sunday's final is their only anticipated change - Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan had their very first taste of India-Pakistan cricket in Birmingham a fortnight ago.
The other four 63's were all shot on par 71 courses . Walking to the 18th green, Justin Thomas knew he had a chance for history. I wanted to experience our first U.S. He is listed at 5-foot-7, 150 pounds. 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.
India eased past Bangladesh to enter the finals while Pakistan got the better of better fancied England in their semi-final clash. "We've had a taste of it now so I think players will learn from it", Azhar told cricket.com.au. 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 ...
India's selectors have opted to rest opener Rohit Sharma and seamer Jasprit Bumrah (not pictured) both of whom played in Thursday's Champions Trophy semi-final. "Beyond the golden talent and the iron determination, Virat has learned how to cope with the pressures of his exalted position", said De Villiers, who was dismissed for his first golden duck in ODI cricket in a loss to Pakistan last week.