On a day in which 105 players hit 10 or more fairways, McIlroy only hit five. Fowler dropped to a share of fifth at six under, alongside compatriots Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes (both 69). The last six majors have been taken by first-time winners. No one from the top 17 players on the leaderboard after one round has won a major. "It always does that", he said.
Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood feels that his team has nothing to lose in the high-octane Champions Trophy final against India and it would be the Men in Blue, who would be under pressure at The Oval on Sunday. Pakistan, without their leading fast bowler Mohammad Amir due to injury, strangled the usually free-scoring England batsmen on a slow wicket in Cardiff with a disciplined display of bowling and fielding.
By the time Kohli came in, however, India were well on their way to chasing down a modest victory target of 265 thanks to a brisk opening partnership of 87 between Sharma and left-hander Shikhar Dhawan, who made 46. Team Bangladesh was doing really well in the starting and it was getting hard for fans to predict the winning team but Virat Kohli took a game-changing decision with the help of MS Dhoni .
I was on the team when they drafted Klay. In case you missed it, the Warriors beat the Cavs in Game 5 of the NBA Finals . The question in all this, though, is how can other teams compete with these superteams in this superstar league? James also talked about the great Michael Jordan's retirement in 1996 that led to some National Basketball Association players joining other teams to form, well , super teams.
Donnarumma's decision to reject Milan's offer came as a huge blow to the Serie A outfit, but they do not hold a grudge against the youngster or his agent Mino Raiola. He turned down a renewal offer from the Rossoneri reportedly worth €5million-a-year, a figure which would make him the current third-highest paid goalkeeper in the world.
It's no surprise that Ronaldo has immediately been linked with a return to former side Manchester United given how fondly he talks about the club. Cristiano Ronaldo , battling accusations of tax evasion and speculation over his club future, is concentrating only on the Confederations Cup, his Portugal teammate Andre Silva said on Friday.
And it's hard to work out why. United would not want to pay that for the 32-year-old but keeper David De Gea, 26, could be used as a bargaining tool. Ronaldo has scored 285 goals in 241 league appearances since leaving Manchester for the Spanish capital in 2009. "I had the same situation with Manchester United when he wanted to leave and I signed him".
But asked who gets rattled the most, he kept his cards close to his chest: "I still gotta play in this league", he said with a laugh. Competitors. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson , and Draymond Green were all drafted outside of the top five picks. DRAYMOND: I can't forget the Ultimate Warrior shirt previous year from LeBron, and the 3-1 tombstone cookies, and all of that.
Lindelof joined Benfica from home-town club Vasteras SK in 2012 and won three Portuguese league titles and two Portuguese Cups during his time in Lisbon. When you have that, you get better as well. "If I get an opportunity to take a free-kick, I think I'll be there!" "We're looking at it going through within weeks".
It doesn't need to be too much of a change for this golf course to play pretty hard. "You don't often see that in a U.S. Open", Hadwin said. Matsuyama matched Chez Reavie for the best round of the day , three shots clear of the next best performance by Bill Haas.
No. I mean in 2003, the Lakers combined Karl Malone, Gary Payton, Shaq and Kobe". First of all, Draymond looks extremely cool in that picture, and also, I need to know how he was able to pop a wheelie in a golf cart. He posted a photo on Instagram with a classic that's what she said joke in reference to the word "Quickie" on the shirt. LeBron averaging a triple double for an entire NBA Finals will make for an interesting footnote, but the impact of what he actually did will get ...
On a day in which 105 players hit 10 or more fairways, McIlroy only hit five. The cut was projected at one-over. Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day were among the casualties who will not play over the weekend. In the final round at Oakmont a year ago, his golf ball moved slightly as he positioned himself for a short putt on the fifth hole. He's earned four PGA Tour victories and two PGA European Tour titles overall.
Rickie Fowler made light of the longest course in major championship history with a "stress-free" and record-equalling start to the 117th US Open . I was happy it stayed benign for us, and I capitalized on it. Johnson (+4) can't be too upset to be travelling home to California to see his newborn baby. "If you look at the golf course and talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up flawless for us", world No.1 Johnson said.
Del Potro's first set point came in the eighth game, up a break at 5-3, but he missed a return off Murray's 80 miles per hour (129 kph) second serve. Former US Open champion Del Potro, whose ranking has slid after injuries, posed an unusually severe test for the third round and he began strongly.
It was the third Belmont Stakes victory for Pletcher, who also trained this year's Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming. Ridden by Jose Ortiz , the Todd Pletcher-trained horse timed his surge to the line brilliantly, running alongside Irish War Cry and overtaking him before the finish line, winning by a couple of lengths.
Pakistan have quite a few of them in their armoury who have delivered for them time and again in worldwide cricket. Last match when Amir was not there, people were anxious about our main strike bowler not playing. Harbhajan said Pakistan worked after India defeat to defy the odds . But nation is above everything and we will be playing for victory of India. That's why we're so unpredictable and that's why we have a lot of following.
Since Pakistan's crushing defeat against India on June 4, they have recovered well beating South Africa, Sri Lanka and England to reach the final. "They have an upper hand over us but this has to change and we will change that myth". "That was a league game, this is the final", the person said.
Jon Rahm . Justin Rose . That position on the leader board-the best he's been in after 36 holes in nine U.S. Open starts-had him sounding more positive after the round than his score would suggest. McIlroy put most of his difficulties down to his lack of competitive golf. Casey nearly watched his U.S. Open hopes sink with a triple-bogey eight on the par-five 14th hole, and a bogey on the next that dropped him to two under for the tournament.
But Rory responded with "More like 200mil. not bad for a "bored" 28 year old. plenty more where that came from". Elkington refused to back down, tweeting he wasn't surprised McIlroy is a money guy while Jack Nicklaus , who won 18 majors, never once commented on money earned.
As the world's eighth-ranked team reaches the final of the ICC Champions Trophy, hopes to continue to rise that Pakistan can pull off the most dramatic of wins at the Oval on Sunday. Former skipper Moin Khan praised the team, saying they were outstanding in all three departments. Pakistan had started their campaign on a disastrous note with a 124-run defeat to arch-rivals India , but consecutive wins over formidable South Africa and Sri Lanka in the rest of their matches in Group B ...
Instead, a sublime bowling performance and a calm chase with the bat saw off the host country. "Be bowling as a team, and hopefully the results will come", he added. "What we are going to try to do is repeat the similar sort of cricket that we have played, knowing their strengths and weaknesses". Hasan paid tribute to the influence of Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, himself a vastly experienced former worldwide seam-bowling all-rounder who also spent several seasons in English ...
The move is unlikely to be completed in the coming days, with Wisdom now on holiday and not due to undergo a medical until he returns, but this should be a mere formality. He has also represented England at Under 16, 17, 19 and 21 level throughout his career but has not received a call-up to the first team. Wisdom spent last season on loan at RB Salzburg, making 24 appearances for the Austrian Bundesliga champions.
Sohail now claims that the video is being interpreted out of context and he had said that before the semi-final between Pakistan and England . "We've got nothing to lose - the pressure is more on them", he said. Hasan's exuberant celebration when he takes a wicket, with the bowler leaping high in the air, with arms and legs then going out at different angles, has become one of the signature sights of this Champions Trophy .
He'll head home to spend time with his son, River Jones Johnson , who was born Monday. He won't play again until the British Open . Day was particularly disappointed because he thought he had prepared properly for the championship.
The 25-year-old will officially complete his move from Valencia on July 1, subject to worldwide clearance, and will cost the Seagulls a record fee believed to be about £5 million. Ryan made his worldwide debut in 2012 and played all three matches as Australia were knocked out of the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
It is going to be a surprisingly quiet weekend for defending champion and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson , as well as Nos. This week marked his seventh U.S. Newly branded as the "ultimate test in golf", the US Open has always been famed for its toughness and Erin Hills, the longest ever layout for a US Open , was expected to add to that hard-man reputation.
Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . "It's just golf. It's frustrating but I don't let it bother me". The world number two hit just five fairways to tie for last in the 156-man field in that category as a record 44 players broke par on day one, surpassing the previous best of 39 at Medinah in 1990.
Watch Wallace talk about his first Monster Energy Cup Series race below. The 2012 NASCAR champion, who finished fifth, was all fired up about the opportunity. "Then entering Turn 3 I felt like I slipped a little actually, but as soon as it was done slipping, we had grip and I could go". A auto failure led the No.
This might have been more than anyone was expecting. Playing partner Jason Day finished with a bogey, and the two major champions strolled off together. But that's golf, and Hadwin is much better equipped to handle the ups and downs of the game now than he used to be. "You don't think you're going to shoot 7-under par at the U.S.
Pakistan have yet to play a match at The Oval this tournament but in bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, who spent several seasons at his "second home" playing for Surrey, they have someone familiar with all the vagaries of the London ground. Contrary to everyone's expectations, Pakistan stunned favourites England by registering a resounding eight-wicket win to enter the finals of the ongoing Champions Trophy here at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Wednesday.
On Friday evening the National Hurricane Center increased the chance for tropical development to 60 percent within five days. Meanwhile , an area of disturbed weather in the northwest Caribbean Sea has a chance to develop into a tropical depression as it moves into the southern Gulf of Mexico early next week.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named the Conn Smythe Trophy victor for the second consecutive postseason. They also became the NHL's first repeat champion since Detroit did it 19 years ago. With a roster heavy on players 27 and younger, many of who are under contract for several years, the roster is not likely to undergo significant changes.
He has got some good footwork and is explosive. Another Lions strength was their defensive line speed, which needed pinpoint cut-out passes or slick offloads to breach. "We don't think their style will change too much but we think the stakes might have gone up a little bit after Wednesday night's efforts and what it means to them".
McIlroy at least improved his position in round two, nearly holing his tee shot at his final hole - the par-three ninth - as he completed a 71 with four late birdies. Rory McIlroy is a huge fan of the golf course. "Even though it's very disappointing to not be here on the weekend, I think these last two rounds will serve me well going into the summer", added the 28-year-old, who has added the Scottish Open to his schedule in between the Irish Open and Open Championship.
It was a major disappointment for England , who won all three group matches in their bid to claim a first global 50-over title and had beaten Pakistan in 12 of their last 14 one-day internationals. Sarfraz was now the key man but Sri Lanka dropped him on 38, when with Pakistan 194 for seven, Thisara Perera at mid-on floored the simplest of catches.