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Reigning US Open champion refuses to be ignored Reigning US Open champion refuses to be ignored
- June 17, 2018

Woods, of all people, knew what he was looking at. At 16 - he played the back side first - Walker reached the green in two and sank a twisting 15-foot putt. First-round co-leader Russell Henley shot 73 to slip down the leaderboard. He salvaged a triple bogey and shot 78. "I'm up there hunting in a major so I'm doing the right thing". (more...)
Johanna Konta conquers Heather Watson in Nottingham’s battle of Britain Johanna Konta conquers Heather Watson in Nottingham’s battle of Britain
- June 17, 2018

But Konta responded with an instant break of her own and went on to secure the tiebreak and set up a quarterfinal match with Slovenia's Dalila Jakupovic . The Australian, now ranked World No.17, eased past Duan with a barrage of strong serving - Barty had six aces during the encounter, and won 82 percent of points on her first serve. (more...)
Tiger Woods' digs for the week is more than a dinghy Tiger Woods' digs for the week is more than a dinghy
- June 17, 2018

Johnson will tee off Thursday alongside Tiger Woods and World No. 2 Justin Thomas . "He has been through a lot of adversity and has handled it extremely well", Player said. And he withdrew with a wrist injury prior to the 1995 U.S. Open, but he was still an amateur then. They were mere television spectators with the rest of us as Thomas burned the course down with a record-tying 63 on Saturday, and then 28-year-old Brooks Koepka won by tying the overall Open scoring record Sunday. (more...)
Phil Mickelson Hits Moving Ball Out of Frustration at U.S. Open
- June 16, 2018

There was actually some chatter about Mickelson being disqualified based on Rule 33-7 or Rule 1-2; however, the USGA chose to penalize him under Rule 14-5 and not Rule 1-2 because Mickelson did not deflect or stop the ball. Open as a pro. As he walked off the green, he could be seen smiling and talking to playing partner Andrew Johnston, who also was smiling. He hustled after the putt - and hit it back toward the hole before it stopped rolling . (more...)
Peru vs. Denmark - Football Match Report Peru vs. Denmark - Football Match Report
- June 16, 2018

Peru looked the better team and will rue the many chances they missed, particularly Christian Cueva , who blazed a penalty over the bar. The use of video assistant referees continues to provoke debate, and it was called into use again on Saturday when Peru were awarded a penalty in an incident initially missed by the referee. (more...)
Irish can't cut it as Johnson shakes up Shinnecock
- June 16, 2018

When the Dustin Johnson , Justin Thomas , Tiger Woods group teed off, the carnage had already crushed many. "I like being in the lead for sure". He entered the second round nine strokes behind the leaders and thought if he could shoot in the 60s on Friday he would have a chance to get back into it. (more...)
Weather warning for Northern Ireland as Storm Hector swoops in Weather warning for Northern Ireland as Storm Hector swoops in
- June 16, 2018

Britain is facing a washout weekend as multiple bands of low pressure from the Atlantic Ocean are expected to unleash torrential rain, strong winds and thunder across the UK. The forecasters said a threat to life was "likely" because of large waves and beach material being thrown inland, as well as flying debris. North of the Irish border, 23,000 people suffered a disrupted electricity supply and there have been more than 300 incidents of weather-related damage to the network. (more...)
Uruguay coach refuses to point finger at wasteful Suarez Uruguay coach refuses to point finger at wasteful Suarez
- June 16, 2018

Mohamed Salah is not in Egypt's starting lineup for his nation's first World Cup match in 28 years after failing to sufficiently recover from a shoulder injury. "He was fit to play against Uruguay but the coach did not want to take the risk", said the EFA. Many players in the 2018 squad - including Premier League Player of the Year Salah, Elneny (who now plays for Arsenal) and LAFC's Omar Gaber - saw their first regular action for the Egyptian national team under Bradley's reign ... (more...)
Pogba strike seals France victory Pogba strike seals France victory
- June 16, 2018

Antoine Griezmann converted to give them the lead after a goalless first half, but Mile Jedinak struck from the spot to equalise minutes later before Paul Pogba's deflected strike hit the bar and bounced in for a late victor. They began with objective and forced three saves out of Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan inside the opening six minutes. Matt Ryan will start in front of the goal for the Socceroos in their opener against France . (more...)
IND vs AFG: India opt to bat in Afghanistan's debut Test IND vs AFG: India opt to bat in Afghanistan's debut Test
- June 16, 2018

Like Cheteshwar Pujara, who had a shocking county season - 100 runs in eight innings for Yorkshire - he is now a one-format player. Rahane said that he was yet to discuss the XI with coach Ravi Shastri. Every player is thinking how they can play their best match. This alone makes the contest between them and the Indian bowlers, in particularly Ashwin and Jadeja, a mouth watering one. (more...)
Saudi Arabia players facing 'a penalty' after World Cup defeat Saudi Arabia players facing 'a penalty' after World Cup defeat
- June 16, 2018

The Middle Eastern nation were widely labelled as one of the worst to ever perform at the World Cup finals after they submitted to a 5-0 defeat against Russian Federation in the opening game of the tournament on Thursday. With time running out, young star Aleksandr Golovin stepped up to strike a sublime fifth goal off a free kick before the Argentine Referee Nestor Pitana blew his whistle to put the Saudis out of their misery. (more...)
Granit Xhaka: Arsenal midfielder signs new long-term deal Granit Xhaka: Arsenal midfielder signs new long-term deal
- June 16, 2018

Leno is reportedly already in negotiations with Arsenal as Unai Emery eyes stiff competition for 36-year-old Petr Cech , with David Ospina likely to be placed on the chopping block after four seasons at the Emirates. "I hope for good results in the future". "A top professional player on the pitch, great passing and just a great player". Xhaka has made 94 appearances, scoring seven goals, in two seasons at Arsenal while Lichtsteiner played 32 times for Juventus last season - his first ... (more...)
FPJ's dream XI predictions for Argentina and Iceland FPJ's dream XI predictions for Argentina and Iceland
- June 16, 2018

World Cup newcomers Iceland are hoping to at least emulate their Euro 2016 exploits when they reached the quarter-finals in France. At 334,000 inhabitants when they qualified, Iceland are the smallest ever nation to reach the World Cup finals. (more...)
Argentina vs. Iceland preview, players to watch, key stats Argentina vs. Iceland preview, players to watch, key stats
- June 16, 2018

Iceland were arguably the team of the tournament at Euro 2016. Yet this fails to take account of the coach's experimentation in recent games, while the fact that their EURO 2016 preparations ran a similar course is also encouraging. They may be the smallest nation to qualify for a World Cup finals, but after reaching the last eight of Euro 2016 and qualifying for Russian Federation, they are ranked 22nd in the world by FIFA. (more...)
U.S.,Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup U.S.,Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup
- June 16, 2018

The U.S., Canada and Mexico had been considered favorites throughout the bidding process, despite some suggesting the controversial politics of U.S. "The World Cup is of great significance for our country". Of the 23 stadiums that comprised the bid , 17 are already prepared to host a World Cup match and only six would require some kind of renovation before welcoming the world. (more...)
No.1 Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon lead-up No.1 Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon lead-up
- June 16, 2018

It is the third consecutive year he has entered the tournament, which begins on Monday, only to pull out before the start. "If I could choose between beating Rafa (Nadal) on clay and then eventually winning Roland Garros or winning Wimbledon , I would choose Wimbledon". (more...)
Pakistan crush Scotland, win series 2-0 Pakistan crush Scotland, win series 2-0
- June 16, 2018

Once Zaman was gone, Pakistan lost captain Sarfraz Ahmed , Hussain Talat and Asif Ali in quick succession, which left them in a spot of bother at 98/5 in the 14th over. They didn't leak as many runs as they did in the first T20I and would have felt that they had a chance of chasing this down. Pakistani bowlers tied their innings earlier. (more...)
Iran beat Morocco 1-0 after Bouhaddouz’s calamitous own goal
- June 16, 2018

Herve Renard's well-organised team extended Morocco's record of never having won their opening game in the tournament despite dominating the match and carving out opportunities to score either side of half-time. However, injuries and stoppages hindered Morocco's momentum and a clumsy late foul from Sofyan Amrabat , who had earlier replaced his potentially-concussed brother, allowed Iran to load the box and pinch a famous victory, at the expense of the unfortunate Bouhaddouz. (more...)
Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankcruptcy case Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankcruptcy case
- June 16, 2018

Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is fighting to claim diplomatic immunity from his ongoing bankruptcy proceedings . Becker, a tennis phenomenon who won Wimbledon aged just 17, said he would be "coming after" those who forced him to declare bankruptcy. (more...)
New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee has cancer surgery New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee has cancer surgery
- June 16, 2018

New Zealand bowler Richard Hadlee in action during the global cricket test match between New Zealand and India, 1990. The country's greatest fast bowler has since had an operation to remove the tumour. The board has urged people to understand that the Hadlee family needs some privacy during these testing times. He was the first player to reach the 400 wicket mark. (more...)
Handshakes instead of sledges to kick off series between Australia and England Handshakes instead of sledges to kick off series between Australia and England
- June 15, 2018

However, both batsmen were dismissed as England lost three wickets for 10 runs. Sunday's stunning reverse in Edinburgh was England's first match since rising to the top of the global ODI rankings. The spin bowling duo of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid did the bulk of the damage with the ball, sharing five wickets and bowling with impressive discipline before a fourth-wicket stand of 115 between Joe Root (50) and Eoin Morgan (69) kept England in control during the chase. (more...)
World Cup match report Morocco v Iran 15 June 2018 World Cup match report Morocco v Iran 15 June 2018
- June 15, 2018

The King of Morocco , King Mohammed VI, has already instructed his country to try again and bid to host the 2030 event , while a strong World Cup showing in Russian Federation would help raise the profile of the team. Defensive midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi is suspended for Iran and will miss the match. Morocco will be hoping Nabil Dirar is passed fit. Amrabat was substituted by Morocco for a head injury. (more...)
Jose Mourinho is not happy about Liverpool's post-Champions League advantage Jose Mourinho is not happy about Liverpool's post-Champions League advantage
- June 15, 2018

The Premier League released the fixtures for all clubs and we got to see just who we would start the season against as we look to make it back to the top four, at least next season. Meanwhile, Cardiff City , Fulham and Wolves have all been handed potentially winnable opening assignments following their promotion to the top flight. (more...)
Pre-World Cup chaos motivates Iran -Queiroz
- June 15, 2018

We have addressed this concern to Federation Internationale de Football Association and the minimum Nike should do is to apologise to them ( Iran's players). " Iran is a country rich in tradition and thousands of years of history". The former Real Madrid coach and Manchester United assistant had already overseen them climbing from seventh to top of the Asian rankings and since the last World Cup, they have not lost a competitive game. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard no longer wants to be a Spur Kawhi Leonard no longer wants to be a Spur
- June 15, 2018

He was drafted 15th overall in 2011 and when healthy is regarded as the league's best two-way player. While Leonard reportedly prefers a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers , the Spurs are certainly not required to meet his demands. NY is far from a finished product and still have forward Kristaps Porzingis on the shelf, but landing Leonard could certainly signify that the team is ready to put the foot on the accelerator and start their their rebuild through new coach David Fizdale with a ... (more...)
Wind-blown Shinnecock does a number on U.S. Open field Wind-blown Shinnecock does a number on U.S. Open field
- June 15, 2018

The four-time major champion was grouped with Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth in a three-ball that was the pick of the field on Thursday. Thus far there has been at least one double-bogey on every hole and not one player had a completely clean scorecard today. (more...)
Jose Gimenez scores late to lift Uruguay over Egypt Jose Gimenez scores late to lift Uruguay over Egypt
- June 15, 2018

Salah never entered the match. "Mo is doing very well indeed". Speaking to the press , Cuper said: "I can nearly 100 per cent say he will play , save for any unforeseen factors at the last minute". Russian Federation leads Group A on goal difference after beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 on Thursday in the tournament's first match. No-one thinks he can't [be top scorer]. (more...)
India seal massive win after wickets tumble India seal massive win after wickets tumble
- June 15, 2018

India were 347/6 at stumps on day one after centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay . But the Afghan bowlers struck back with four wickets in the final session as the hosts slipped from 280-1 to 347 for six at stumps at Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy Stadium. (more...)
David Haye: Time to quit after living dream David Haye: Time to quit after living dream
- June 15, 2018

Successful title defences followed against John Ruiz and Audley Harrison before in July 2011 he was outpointed by Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, WBO and IBF titles, in what was then the highest-profile heavyweight fight since Lennox Lewis' victory over Mike Tyson in 2002. (more...)
Porter Jr. likely to use Friday for medical exam Porter Jr. likely to use Friday for medical exam
- June 15, 2018

Porter Jr. initially canceled his workout for further testing on his injured back. However, with the 2018 NBA Draft rapidly approaching on June 21, there's no guarantee that teams will get another look at the 6'11 prospect before next Thursday. (more...)

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