The White House has regularly invited college and pro championship teams each year since Ronald Reagan was in office, but now that sports and politics have become so closely entwined, the Warriors are the first team expected to flat-out reject the invitation.
But only for a couple minutes. Another big mover was Patrick Reed , who looked like he might have posted the round of the tournament shooting a 7-under 65 early on Saturday, before Thomas' posted his insane good score later in the day. Thomas, who has three wins already this season, is chasing his first major victory. As a result of his outstanding performance, Thomas was 11 under for the tournament and led by two from Charley Hoffman and Tommy Fleetwood , who still had plenty of holes ...
Not to mention he got a quick jab at his critics with a well-timed Nike commercial shorty after the confetti fell in Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant came to Golden State looking for a championship and found a band of brothers who, as it turned out, were exactly what he needed to finally capture that long-sought title.
There were 18 rounds in the 60s on Saturday. McIlroy shot 71 and finished at 5 over after 36 holes despite shooting 4 under on his final six holes. But the 24-year-old American will start Sunday's final round trailing by a stroke after Harman turned in a rock-solid five-under 67 to top the leaderboard alone at 12-under 204.
England's Paul Casey and compatriot Tommy Fleetwood were bunched on seven under alongside Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman at the top. "It was a good display, all my own fault, of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did on 14", Casey said.
With each day that has passed in 2017, Costa has become more unhappy and his behaviour more erratic. Costa has endured a fractious relationship with Conte ever since the demanding Italian took charge last summer. Costa, 28, said on Wednesday that he had learned he was no longer part of the Premier League champions' plans. I don't know about my future. He comes with Premier League experience, which would make him a better option than someone like Alvaro Morata .
Russian Federation made an impressive start to the tournament in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, winning 2-0 thanks to Michael Boxall's own goal and a Fyodor Smolov strike, in a victory that was more convincing than the scoreline suggests.
Fakhar capitalised on a huge piece of fortune early in proceedings - he was caught from a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball when on three - but rode his luck to pummel the Indian attack to all parts. Babar Azam was out after playing a mistimed shot straight into the Yuvraj Singh's hands at 46 in the 43rd over. He was given the freedom to bat higher up the order and express himself.
He trapped Rohit Sharma lbw for nought with a swinging delivery and removed India talisman Virat Kohli with another fine ball which the captain could only edge to point for five. Meanwhile, Pakistan have made one change in the squad . The weatherman says we should expect lots of sun, highs of 28C and very little chance of rain.
My wishes are with Virat Kohli and his team . Pakistan , on the other hand, have also lived up to their "unpredictable" standards, with their comprehensive wins over South Africa and Sri Lanka after the first game debacle against Kohli and Co.
Klay Thompson , he was just supposed to be this OK shooter in the league , like that's what you thought of Klay Thompson when he came in. "And I know he wants to be here and we want him here". Golden State has a cumulative 207-39 record in the last three regular seasons. As for Curry , Business Insider reports that if he decides to stick with the Warriors , he'll be eligible for a five-year, $207.4 million contract, which would boost his salary to $35.7 million for next season.
On Tuesday, a Spanish state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Portugal is making its debut in the Confederations Cup , while Mexico is playing in the intercontinental competition for the seventh time .
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas had previously said they were in "advanced talks" with the Stamford Bridge club over Traore. The Burkina Faso global spent the 2016/17 season on loan with Dutch giants Ajax, helping the club reach the Europa League final and finish second in the table - just one point behind champions Feyernoord.
So far no further updates on Hague's condition have emerged. Sportsnet's James Lynch reported Saturday that former UFC fighter Tim Hague is in the intensive care unit with a serious brain injury. Another source close to the fighter revealed that he was brain dead. Tim Hague suffered a brain injury during the fight. . As previously explained , Hague signed with the UFC in 2009 in the midst of a 4-fight win streak that saw him win the King of the Cage Canada heavyweight ...
Additionally, the prosecutor said Ronaldo "intentionally" failed to declare income of 28.4 million euros linked to the sale of his image rights from 2015-2020 to a Spanish company. It has also been claimed that Ronaldo reported income as coming from real estate, which reduced his tax rate significantly. Argentina global and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09- million-euro fine a year ago for tax fraud.
Open in relation to par. The exclamation point to the round was his eagle 3 on the 18th hole. Miller famously won at Oakmont courtesy of an 8-under par final round (63 on a par-71 layout) and clearly feels that achievement has not been bettered, citing the unusually friendly scoring conditions in Wisconsin on a course that boasts the widest of fairways and has been softened by rain.
And Judge's eight homers against the Orioles are the second most by a Yankees player against any opponent in one season since the divisional era began in 1969. In his last five starts, he's surrendered just four earned runs overall-and all five games were wins. Dellin Betances got the final four outs for his sixth save.
Fedor Smolov sealed the issue for Russian Federation on the 69th minute. Key figures such as Alan Dzagoev, Artem Dzyuba and Roman Zobnin are absent from the Confederations Cup through injury while veterans Vasili Berezutski and Sergei Ignashevich have retired.
In the opening match, Russian Federation midfielder Denis Glushakov flicked the ball over goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in the 31st minute as All Whites defenders rushed back to try to clear it off the line. "We have to be very single-minded and tough", Hudson said . Russia's Fedor Smolov , center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia, ...
Mexico's Javier Hernandez scores during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Forward Nani scored but a review by video assistants showed a Portugal player was offside in the build up to the goal. When Ronaldo's volley thumped the crossbar, Nani pounced on the rebound, but the video ref spotted that four players were offside.
I've got four weeks off now and I'm looking forward to it very much. There were 18 rounds in the 60s on Saturday. If his hot pink trousers were not enough, Thomas finished in style. "It is always cool to be part of some sort of history in golf", Fowler said. I think there's a lot of tee shots that are left-to-right. I have no idea what tomorrow is going to be like but I'm confident that I am prepared for whatever happens, whether something bad happens or something good happens.
Kohli announced to the press during the week that he had limited the use of social media within the camp during the competition, yet the internet is set to implode when these two sides collide in a much-anticipated contest set to raise the temperature further on one of the hottest days of the English summer.
So it says a lot about Curry - and the way he, as well as the rest of the National Basketball Association, have embraced the platform that comes with being part of the sport - how he responded to it. During the NBA Finals , after his house in Los Angeles was painted with racist graffiti, James spoke at length and with eloquence about being an African-American in this country today, and brought up subjects - like Emmett Till - that many listening to him had never heard.
Harman, bidding to become the first left-hander to win a US Open , is a victor on the PGA Tour this year, while Thomas is the World No 13, a three-time victor this season and a member of the exclusive "59" club after breaking 60 at the Sony Open this year.
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni was seen in a picture holding Pakistani team Captain Sarfaraz's little cute son Abdullah. After that Pakistan's loss against India , most of the experts had ruled them out, but the unpredictable Pakistan team played some good cricket to beat strong teams like South Africa and England en route to the final.
I am already preparing for the win. And the question millions of cricket fans around the world , possibly even a billion, are all asking is 'which Pakistan will turn up?'. Earlier, India won the toss and opted to bowl against their arch-rivals Pakistan in the high-octane final of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval here on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon turns 40 during next season's competition and defender Andrea Barzagli was 36 last month. 'Then we have Confederations Cup [in Russia]. "It's been a hard season, so I understood the circumstances", he said. And like Real's performance on the pitch at the Principality Stadium as they tore the Italian champions apart with goals from Casemiro and Marco Asensio adding to Ronaldo's double, there was no sign of the Madrid fans' tiring of success.
He celebrated with an extravagant twirl of his bat and kissed the turf as the Pakistan supporters sensed an unlikely win for the lowest-ranked team going into the tournament who lost heavily to India in the group stage. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was all praise for his team for staging a dramatic comeback after the loss to India in the league stage. Pakistan's rejuvenation has been built around the runs of opener Fakhar Zaman and the experienced Azhar Ali while Hasan Ali ...
George Ford, who kicked seven goals from eight attempts in San Juan, added the conversion to make it 7-0 but the Pumas were level four minutes later when their enterprise in running a penalty paid off with full-back Joaquin Tuculet forcing his way over out wide through the tackle of Marland Yarde.
That is the lowest score in relation to par in the 122 year history of the US Open, and it allowed Thomas to come hurtling out of the pack to set an imposing 54-hole target as he walked into the clubhouse at 11 under. Regardless of the weather, it didn't take long for the 24-year-old Thomas to understand the significance of his record round. He missed the short eagle putt, but he tacked on a 25-footer for birdie on 17.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the news Saturday and cited Young's agent, Leigh Steinberg . It looks like Vince Young's short-lived comeback in the Canadian Football League has already come and gone. Rookie Marquise Williams also remains with the Roughriders. The Roughriders have yet to announce their cuts officially, however, Twitter has provided some insight on Young and several other players.
Residents of Oakland, which recently learned it's losing one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, are still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a deadly warehouse fire. Mayo fans should probably take note of the events surrounding the Oakland team's success and after reading this they might want to keep a toaster handy on them in case they bump into Aidan O'Shea anytime soon.
Elkington responded with a reference to golf great Kack Nicklaus: "New you were a money guy". It might not be the end of this particular spat, however, it is the end of McIlroy in this year's US Open . World number one Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day won't be involved in Saturday's third round at the US Open. Their departure raised the prospect of this US Open producing a seventh consecutive first-time victor at the Majors.
You get the jersey and it is an incredible feeling and to get the opportunity to run out first is a huge honour and I enjoyed every moment. When asked how he managed to have advance knowledge of Donald's big news, Gatland joked: "Well, I do have my sources of information!" "It goes a long way to winning a game and I thought the boys were very good tonight", Lions captain Peter O'Mahony said.
He said: "I've had to deal with all that comes with being the captain and opening batsman for a number of years now". India: Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan , Virat Kohli (captain), Yuvraj Singh , MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya , Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja , Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Jasprit Bumrah.