• Del Potro withdraws from Queen's Club tournament with injury
Del Potro withdraws from Queen's Club tournament with injury

His recent progress to the semi-finals of the French Open has been a welcome tonic following a dismal run of form which culminated in defeat by Fabio Fognini at the Italian Open. "I'm a bit speechless". However, as the season switches from clay to grass, Murray's form is expected to experience a lift, as he prefers faster surfaces over the dirt...

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  • McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open
McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open

The world's third-ranked player was working on the driving range at Erin Hills until almost 8 p.m local time, and he's clearly not going to go down without a fight. But Fowler paced the field by playing almost flawless golf by hiting 12 of 14 fairways. I just kept making putts when it mattered. For most others, like Henrik Stenson, it was being...

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  • Newcastle register interest in Chris Smalling after Manchester United sign Lindelof
Newcastle register interest in Chris Smalling after Manchester United sign Lindelof

The 32-year-old, who scored 42 goals in 46 games to help Real Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League last season, remains one of the best players on the planet and could be ideal for United's needs. Whilst you would have some concerns with his injury record, you would hope that would be factored into any asking price if Newcastle follow up...

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  • Falling: McIlroy, Day endure nightmare rounds at US Open
Falling: McIlroy, Day endure nightmare rounds at US Open

Elsewhere, former victor Justin Rose could be tempting from the early starters with him likely to grind out a score against Jason Day and Rory McIlroy after the latter duo produced some toxic stuff on day one. And it means spending more time in the fairway. "I hit the ball phenomenally", Spieth said. "Because it's not like I gave up". He wa...

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  • Fowler leads US Open
Fowler leads US Open

The rain leading into the start of the U.S. Open only softened the greens, and they already were slightly softer than usual because of the wind that could lead to unplayable conditions. The fescue at Erin Hills is always one errant shot away. But then he three-putted from long range on the 13th and the 14th, and lost all hope when he missed the gre...

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  • Signs Three-Year Extension
Signs Three-Year Extension

Hendrick Motorsports announced Friday that Johnson and his largest sponsor, Lowe's, have agreed to extend their contracts with the team beyond the 2017 season, Motorsport.com reports. At the end of the 2020 season, Johnson will be 45 years old and it wouldn't be surprising to see him retire. Someday when that fades, that's when I will step down...

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  • Two-goal Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Real Madrid kings of Europe
Two-goal Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Real Madrid kings of Europe

Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 on Saturday in the final in Cardiff , Wales, becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles in the Champions League era. His second goal in the final against Juventus was his 600th career goal for club and country , but the former Manchester United winger has clarified the debate regarding his position, saying he w...

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  • Fowler and Koepka slug it out at US Open
Fowler and Koepka slug it out at US Open

Obviously there's a lot of golf to play". Pat Perez swung and missed completely in the tall grass behind the 15th green. McIlroy, who hit just five fairways to tie for last in the 156-man field in that category, said: "I don't think I hit a fairway from the 10th and you can not play this golf course if you are not in position off the tee".

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  • Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open
Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

Open . Coming into the U.S. Open, Hadwin had made 502 in a row this year. They were three shots clear of anyone else. And it doesn't stop there. "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.

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  • Atletico Madrid transfer ban upheld by CAS
Atletico Madrid transfer ban upheld by CAS

The news comes as Los Coloncheros lose their appeal against their transfer ban, which prevents Diego Simeone's side from bringing anyone into the club until January 1 2018, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld their complaint. While a loose deal over personal terms was agreed with Griezmann's advisers earlier this year, the player's bo...

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  • Penguins repeat as champions
Penguins repeat as champions

The back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have to make a quick decision with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury ahead of the expansion draft because they can't afford to lose 23-year-old Matt Murray , who's 22-9 in consecutive title runs with a 1.95 goals-against average and.928 save percentage and is under contract for three more ye...

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  • Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4
Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4

The Italian faded in the second set, when he had a medical timeout for work on muscles around his rebuilt knee, and Thiem finished off the match in just under two and a half hours with an ace to progress to the third round. Ons Jabeur , a Tunisian ranked 114th, did just that by beating Cibulkova 6-4, 6-3. Olivo converted the next one with a foreh...

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  • Vikings looking into Michael Floyd alleged alcohol relapse
Vikings looking into Michael Floyd alleged alcohol relapse

While there was a national backlash against Floyd after his drunk driving arrest, an avenue remained for him to get his life - and NFL career - back on track as long as he remained dry. Though, based on his blood alcohol content, that's highly unlikely. Police say they found Floyd passed out behind the wheel on December 12. "You can't believe every...

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  • Nadal claims record 10th French Open title
Nadal claims record 10th French Open title

Nadal was at his most masterful on the stage he has made his own and needed just two hours and five minutes to beat Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1. He has never lost any French open final and he is the first victor to have 10 Grand Slam singles titles for the same tournament.

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  • Green keeps rivalry going during Warriors celebration
Green keeps rivalry going during Warriors celebration

Durant, of course, left the Thunder for the Warriors after falling to Golden State in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. "We learned from everything we've been through, " the team's star guard Stephen Curry said during the trophy celebration Monday.

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  • Casey chasing Fowler at #USOpen
Casey chasing Fowler at #USOpen

On one hand, you have amateur Cameron Champ at 5 under on the leaderboard and tied with first-time major participant Xander Schauffele . Johnson could only manage a three-over 75, Spieth finished with a 73, while McIlroy and Day had awful outings with rounds of 78 and 79 respectively.

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  • Draymond Green predictably stole the show at the Warriors championship parade
Draymond Green predictably stole the show at the Warriors championship parade

But it was James who had the last laugh, posting on Instagram a photo of Green in the shirt with the caption, " That's what she said , HUH?!?!?" Golden State, meanwhile, signed Kevin Durant as the cherry-on-top of an already proven superpower.

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  • Fowler cruises for early lead
Fowler cruises for early lead

The 47-year-old South African posted a two-under-par 71. "I look over and it nearly looks like a British Open Championship in a way". His completely unraveled on the par five 14 with a triple bogey. The 2011 U.S. Open champion didn't hit another fairway after No. 10. Jason Day also tangled with fierce fescue and had two triple bogeys in his rou...

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  • Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock suspended for drug violation
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock suspended for drug violation

Bullock, 26, averaged a career-high 4.5 points in 15.1 minutes per game during his second year with the Pistons. The shooting guard's suspension will begin at the start of next season, or the first game that he is eligible and physically able to play.

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  • Senate Passes Russia Sanctions Amendment
Senate Passes Russia Sanctions Amendment

The Russia amendment was part of a larger measure that targets Iran for sanctions over its ballistic missile program, human rights violations, and other issues. The amendment passed 100-0. Also included for the first time are discretionary measures the Trump administration could impose on investments by companies in Western countries on Russian F...

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