• I couldn't have shot any higher - Johnson after missing US Open cut
I couldn't have shot any higher - Johnson after missing US Open cut

When Erin Hills opened in 2006 what is now the most scenic and buzzed-about hole on the course was merely a "bonus" hole that golfers could use to settle deadlocked matches. The event organizers provided complimentary bottled water at the station in question after preliminary results suggested there could be a contamination.

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  • Lowry shoots solid opening round at US Open
Lowry shoots solid opening round at US Open

After all, the U.S. Open has a lengthy history of getting the last laugh and this championship is only at the halfway mark. While McIlroy brushed aside concerns about the long fescue in the days before the Open, Kevin Na caused a bit of a stir when he posted a video to his Instagram account complaining about the long stuff at Erin Hills .

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  • Warriors could be set for long run atop National Basketball Association
Warriors could be set for long run atop National Basketball Association

The Warriors are poised to dominate the league over the next several years, especially if Kevin Durant agrees to take less money to keep the team together. "It was different than a lot of the stuff that we've done". I give Mike a ton of credit because it changed the look and it changed the scheme defensively, what Cleveland had grown comfortabl...

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  • No one thought Pakistan will reach the final, says proud Sarfraz
No one thought Pakistan will reach the final, says proud Sarfraz

We can't just be hoping to take wickets all the time, especially against a batting order like India. MASHRAFE MORTAZA: No, actually I think we didn't bowl into the right areas, and when you don't bowl into the right areas, then the short ball doesn't affect.

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  • Draymond Green makes fun of Cavaliers during parade
Draymond Green makes fun of Cavaliers during parade

Along with Curry that day were Iguodala, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson . Kevin Durant celebrates with his mother Wanda Durant . Back in 2015, the Warriors did pay a visit to a Barack Obama-governed White House after capturing the organization's first title in 40 years.

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  • Complaining US Open golfer can play Erin Hills after all
Complaining US Open golfer can play Erin Hills after all

Fowler entered the week in search of his first major championship. Matsuyama and Reavie each shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the U.S. Open. I can hardly remember any, however, more memorable than a recent evening spent with Loretto's Frank Seymour. I've never seen a plane crash, blimp crash, anything like that.

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  • Durant joins Jordan and Shaq for a slice of NBA Finals history
Durant joins Jordan and Shaq for a slice of NBA Finals history

The way he embraced the opportunity in the Finals was unbelievable. "We will make those decisions when and if the time comes". Yes, Kevin Durant got his championship, but you'll never convince me it was the mountaintop experience it could have been if he'd stayed with the Thunder .

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  • Champions Trophy 2017 | Mohammad Amir expected to be fit for the final
Champions Trophy 2017 | Mohammad Amir expected to be fit for the final

As well as bowling in the nets on Friday, Amir received treatment from the Pakistan team physiotherapist and bowling coach Azhar Mahmood told reporters: "He bowled today without any problem whatsoever". If asked, I will say that the prayers of the fans and God have won them the games. Last match when Amir was not there, people were anxious about ...

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  • Elderly spectator dies during 2nd round of US Open
Elderly spectator dies during 2nd round of US Open

Open since Winged Foot in 1974, back when the names were more familiar for a major - Raymond Floyd, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Hale Irwin, who went on to win his first major. Day , however, said he felt ready to go before flaming out early. Schauffele remained one off the lead after four holes of his second round, while the three players on f...

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  • Curry says he 'wouldn't' visit White House, if invited
Curry says he 'wouldn't' visit White House, if invited

It's somewhat customary for major sports teams, in college and professional ranks, to visit the sitting president at the White House after winning the championship in their sport, as members of the Clemson Tigers college football team did on Monday.

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  • Johnson primed for US Open defence after missing Masters
Johnson primed for US Open defence after missing Masters

Open, controversy threatened to upend Johnson's chances of winning. Johnson is again staying in a rented house close to the Erin Hills course which also features a staircase, and was asked whether he was more frightened of the stairs or the Erin Hills course.

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  • Golden State Warriors star Curry to pass on White House celebration visit
Golden State Warriors star Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

With talk of the team being an National Basketball Association power for years to come, the brothers and other kids may grow up in an era of Warriors dominance that could make this year's celebration a regular occurrence - although not one that takes place in Oakland much longer.

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  • Sarfraz proud as Pakistan reach final
Sarfraz proud as Pakistan reach final

In contrast, Pakistan plundered runs freely against an attack that offered too many opportunities to score. But none of that dash or even much in the way of cricket know-how was on show as they failed to adjust to the demands of playing on a used pitch against Pakistan in Cardiff on Wednesday.

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  • Ramon Calderon: Manchester United are in Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's heart
Ramon Calderon: Manchester United are in Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's heart

He has a €1bn (£880m) release clause in his current Madrid deal and United - now without Zlatan Ibrahimovic's wages on the books and the potential to lose Wayne Rooney's financial burden soon - would be able to meet Ronaldo's wage demands of around £400,000 a week.

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  • Casey has rough 14 hole, falls down leaderboard
Casey has rough 14 hole, falls down leaderboard

The 44 players who broke par in the opening round set a U.S. Open record that had stood since there were 39 subpar rounds at Medinah in 1990. On the flip side, though, Day did enjoy one aspect of his two rounds at Erin Hills . "There's a lot of golf to be played". Harris English is 4 under after a second-round 69. " Then three-putt the next...

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  • Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave
Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave

According to Portuguese sports daily A Bola , Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to leave Real Madrid and the paper describes the decision as " irreversible ". "He takes this tournament very seriously and is focussed". Silva, who Ronaldo has tipped as his heir for Portugal, is loving the experience of playing alongside the four-time Ballon d'Or vic...

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  • Berger retains St. Jude Classic with 66
Berger retains St. Jude Classic with 66

He started on the back nine and birdied four of his first eight holes, going back-to-back on Nos. He sank birdie putts from about 10 feet away at both the second and sixth, and sank a shorter birdie attempt at the ninth. He played a bogey-free round on Sunday, usually avoiding trouble after the first hole. "The good news is that my physical g...

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  • Fowler leads on day of subpars and sobs
Fowler leads on day of subpars and sobs

Fowler is atop the leaderboard following a 7-under 65 that included seven birdies and no bogeys. Masters champion Sergio Garcia said he was happy to be in the hunt at the U.S. Day meanwhile was left sliding towards an early exit after a calamitous seven-over-par 79. "If you look at this golf course and you talk to me, Jason or Rory, this golf...

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  • Golden State Warriors To Skip Visit To Trump White House
Golden State Warriors To Skip Visit To Trump White House

Another Cleveland player, Iman Shumpert, was more direct, saying in November, "I'm not going to the White House ". Draymond, nobody wanted him. In fact, if not for Westbrook averaging a triple-double, Harden would have easily won the Most Valuable Player award, thanks to finishing second in the National Basketball Association in points per game ...

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  • Democrats beat Republicans on ballfield, raise $1M for charity
Democrats beat Republicans on ballfield, raise $1M for charity

Five people were shot and wounded including two Capitol police members and Majority Whip Steve Scalise . Ticket sales picked up after Wednesday's shooting , eventually setting an attendance record, the organizers said , as attendees such as Alexander Hilten, 16, of Arlington, Va., made a decision to come to the game for the first time .

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