The 40-year-old Dufner led after 36 holes before collapsing spectacularly with a 77 on day three before bouncing back with a final-round 68 which took the 2013 US PGA Championship victor to 13 under. "To be honest I didn't start playing golf until the late 90s", Dufner said. After missing a pair of birdie chances in the 12-foot range on the next holes, he hit the par-5 15th in two and two-putted for birdie from 40 feet to take the lead.
The Warriors are still undefeated in the playoffs - 14-0 - and take a 2-0 lead to Cleveland for Wednesday's Game 3. Acutely aware of Klay Thompson's recent struggles with his shot but with no desire to join the stream of Warriors coaches and teammates encouraging the All-Star guard to keep firing, general manager Bob Myers offered a different message.
As the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 with the Cavaliers trailing 2-0, the question is if there is anything LeBron and Co. can do to slow down the perfectly oiled Warriors machine that came so close to winning the National Basketball Association championship a year ago, added Kevin Durant in the off-season and now seems almost unbeatable.
Benintendi's two blasts on Sunday match his season total from previous year (Only 34 games played). This is just the way of the universe, even more pronounced in 2017, as he had allowed five first inning runs through five starts. We're hopeful it will be a short-term diagnosis, but only time will tell. He was placed there May 30 with a left wrist sprain. Manager John Farrell was a bit more candid than Sale in evaluating his performance.
Last night, in the main event of UFC 212 , streaking Hawaiian star Max Holloway sent a shockwave through the UFC featherweight division by defeating once-dominant featherweight king Jose Aldo with third-round strikes . On his meeting with Dana White before the show: "I don't want money fights". I want my fans to know and love me because I want to defend this. "This, I can tell you for sure".Against Aldo, the man considered one of the world's top pound-for-pound fighters, Holloway is ...
The Cavaliers did what they promised the past couple of days: They were more engaged, more physical, they forced turnovers and put in a lot more energy on the defensive end. The 80-year-old Attles, who is wrapping up his 57th season with the Warriors , owns the longest active streak with one team in the National Basketball Association.
At the same time , Golden State will hope Klay Thompson will break out of his shooting slump after an unproductive series opener. This one is looking much different. Those numbers aren't going to cut it against a juggernaut Warriors team. As the 2017 NBA Finals tipped off on June 1, two names you may hear mentioned at least once during the broadcasts are Al Attles and KC Jones.
After winning his fourth Champions League title (three for Real and one for Manchester United ), Cristiano has worldwide duty, representing Portugal in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation - his first game is two weeks from now on June 18.
The Stanley Cup Final has some bad blood brewing, and the best-of-seven series for the National Hockey League championship has the makings of becoming a battle royale. "We have certainly got to figure that out as a group". Did Subban simply mishear Crosby? Not the cleanest game , but another "ugly" win for the home team, and a 2-0 lead for the Penguins headed to Nashville .
Mourinho said: " Three trophies in one season and the Champions League ". What does he do with Wayne Rooney , United's captain and record scorer whose best days are behind him? Manchester United continued their Europa League title celebration on their flight back home after beating Ajax in the final on Wednesday, May 24.
Kerr coached Game 2 against the Blazers in the first round but began suffering symptoms from back surgery that included debilitating headaches and nausea, forcing him to miss more than a month of Golden State's playoff run. "His movement off the ball is one of the main reasons why we're a good team". Kerr, the NBA's reigning coach of the year, has guided the Warriors to the Finals three consecutive seasons.
Jose Manuel opened the scoring for Venezuela in the 29th minute in front of a crowd of 17,000 at the Rio Tinto Stadium. The friendly was organised as preparation for two World Cup qualifiers , the United States of America playing at home to Trinida and Tobago on Friday 9 June and then away to Mexico on Monday 12 June.
New Zealand can go into this game, knowing that they aren't favoured to begin their CT 2017 campaign with a win, which gives them the freedom to express themselves. Smith was particularly displeased with the bowling effort of his pacers early on in the New Zealand innings. "We'll look at the conditions there and see what sort of wicket we get".
Thousands of people had gathered in the evening to watch the final, taking place in Cardiff, Wales, on big screens in the square. At least 20,000 were in Piazza San Carlo in Turin at the time and witnesses spoke of it being "just like Heysel," with people crushed in their attempts to get away.
Summerhays started the day five strokes behind Dufner, but took only five holes to tie his fellow American for the lead, after Dufner ran up four early bogeys on another fine day at Muirfield Village. On Saturday, he picked apart the course with precision, birdieing three of the four par 5s and posting just one bogey on the round. Maybe it was respect for a hard golf course.
The tomato can portion of their 2017 playoff schedule is over. What puts him on another level is his feel and IQ; he knows his opponent's tendencies, and can call out their plays before they even develop. That, more than anything, was the most alarming gas bubble produced by Game Ugh. It's a bold move by Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who's in his first game back after an 11-game absence with health issues.
Coming in with a massive victory of 240 runs over neighbours Bangladesh , team India will have the momentum on their side and will hope to continue their record against the Sarfraz Khan-led Pakistan side. "If they don't be proactive with it, before you know it, for the big Test series, there's going to be no one coming along to Test cricket", he added.
Put in to bat, defending champions India notched up a competitive 319 for three after two rain interruptions reduced the match to 48 overs a side at the Edgbaston . An impatient Yuvraj Singh struck eight fours and one six in a 32-ball 53 to hurry the innings along when needed, and was named player of the match for doing so.
On this segment of Bay Area Sports Insiders , Courtney Cronin, Tim Kawakami and Anthony Slater detail how Golden State exploited Cleveland's defensive woes, how the Cavs will aim to guard the Warriors differently in Game 2 and why (with so much of a load already) everything rests on the shoulders of James.
James enters Game 2 against Golden State having been part of 58 road playoff wins. But in reality, he was far from the difference in this one. Curry had 28 points and 10 assists, beating his over/under totals of 27.5 and 6.5, respectively.
Cloud Computing is a son of Distorted Humor stallion, Maclean's Music and is out of the A.P.Indy mare, Quick Temper. Castellano took off GII Fountain of Youth S. When jockey Julien Leparoux put Classic Empire in gear with three furlongs remaining, he left Always Dreaming in his dust and looked headed for victory.
He scored just three points and attempted only one of those shots after the first quarter. It was Cleveland 14, Golden State 13 after just the first 4:13 of the first quarter. That much was apparent when he was suspended from the 2016 NBA Finals for Game Five, after he smacked LeBron James in the family jewels in the final moments of Game Four .
She appeared emotional as she performed "Be Alright" and "Break Free". I love you so so much. "I don't feel or smell or hear or see any fear in this building". He sang and offered encouraging words to the crowd, who held inspirational signs in their hands. After that performance , Grande introduced her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller , to the stage to sing "The Way", which they collaborated on in 2013.
Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo is thrown into the air for celebration after Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff , south Wales, on June 3, 2017.
Following four-set victories over Andrey Kuznetsov and Martin Klizan, the Scot took down Juan Martin Del Potro 7-6 (8), 7-5, 6-0 during third-round action on Saturday afternoon. He progressed to win the match 7-6 (8) 7-5 6-0, snagging the final eight games having briefly faltered in dropping serve when serving for the second set at 5-4.
The show was held at the Old Trafford cricket stadium, just under four miles from the Manchester Arena. The singer took to the stage after a one-minute silence for the 22 victims who lost their lives in the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
Game Four is on Monday in Nashville . Mattias Ekholm and Patric Hornqvist were given 10-minute misconducts, and Matt Irwin shoved Matt Cullen from behind, irritating Kessel. "We know that, and we're going to have to continue to be strong defensively to have success against this hockey club". Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino tested his injured foot on Sunday after initially arriving on crutches while wearing a walking boot.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo took fresh aim at his critics after lifting the Champions League crown last night. Zinedine Zidane's side rolled over a well beaten Juve with a masterful second-half display in Cardiff , becoming the first team to win back-to-back Champions Leagues , while stretching their record haul of European Cups to 12.
The defending champion has struggled to find her feet on the crushed brick in Paris but showed glimpses of the destructive ground strokes she deployed a year ago in sweeping to her first Grand Slam title in her previous match against Yulia Putintseva , a classic little-and-large match-up against a scurrying opponent whose game is characterized by an ability to get everything thrown at her back into court.
After penalties from Sexton in the first half and Greig Laidlaw after the break, Farrell took over the kicking duties to convert Watson's score and the Lions held on, but this was a match where they ought to have powered home - not simply inched across the line.
Today's National Basketball Association isn't the sort of league where someone is going to clothesline Durant or any other Warrior to send some sort of foolish overly physical message, nor should it be. I don't it's necessarily reducing a burden. Though he returned to the rotation for Games 3 and 4 of that series, he was hardly the explosive player who threw down 24 dunks in March.
The deficit quickly grew to 16 before Irving caught fire. James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game Three, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston's courageous effort came up short.
But there is no doubt that when he plays del Potro in the third round here Saturday, the Scot will need to step up another level, because the Argentinian is playing well enough to take advantage of any lapses in his opponent's concentration.
The Italians let in more goals on Saturday than the three they had conceded in the 12 games they played to reach the final as a much-vaunted Real attack versus Juve defence scenario went emphatically in Madrid's favour. They restored their lead through Casemiro in the 61st minute, before Ronaldo scored his second of the night from close range to make it 3-1. While most players in the world game are on holiday, Ronaldo will now get ready to travel to Russian Federation with his Portugal team, ...
Defending champion India is favourite to win the game but they also have pressure to prove it. Stokes picked up a knee problem during England's three-match ODI series against South Africa , and while that injury did not seem to bother him too much as far as batting was concerned - he hit an impressive century in the second ODI - the all-rounder did struggle with his bowling.