• Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills
Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills

Also missing the weekend were No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 3 Jason Day , who played together for the first two rounds to disastrous results. He made four birdies over the last six holes to salvage a 71, but he still missed the cut for the second straight year.

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  • Johnson, McIlroy, Day all miss cut; 4-way tie at top
Johnson, McIlroy, Day all miss cut; 4-way tie at top

Canadian Adam Hadwin is tied for 24th at 2-under par after double bogeying the 17th hole on Friday for a 2-over 74. He missed the 15-footer. "I take it as a compliment", said Fowler. 4 to get it on the putting surface, leading to the first of his two triple bogeys. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. I birdied four of the last six - I...

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  • World's top 3 make history, miss cut
World's top 3 make history, miss cut

Open". Casey chopped his way to a triple bogey, only to respond with five straight birdies that carried him to a 1-under 71 and make him the first to post at 7-under 137. All the while, another player in his group, Hideki Matsuyama , was busy shooting his own 65. Garcia is hoping Erin Hills resembles more of a traditional hard U.S.

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  • Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1, retain Champions League title
Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1, retain Champions League title

Real Madrid secured a 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff and the players and staff brought their families onto the pitch afterwards to celebrate with great scenes between Ronaldo and his son. "We are very confident and the plan is to win more". I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half. During the season, rhythm happened...

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  • Golf's best miss cut leaving crazy logjam at Open
Golf's best miss cut leaving crazy logjam at Open

Given the wayward shots coming from Day's clubs, it was not a hard task. "I wasn't thinking too much about 8 under", he said through an interpreter. "I'm definitely disappointed I'm not playing the weekend, but there is a lot I can take out of it". If there's soft conditions, maybe we tuck a hole location a little bit more, versus if we get rea...

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  • Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russian Federation
Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russian Federation

Andre Silva , the 21-year-old forward who is about to make his debut in a major tournament with Portugal , has been successfully teaming up with Ronaldo to give the European champions an impressive attacking force entering the Confederations Cup .

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  • Ronaldo helps Real Madrid retain title
Ronaldo helps Real Madrid retain title

Juve played very well in the first half, creating some opportunities, but in the second half we were very impressive. "I had a meeting with him and he told me I was going to be important to him if I got some points and I did it", the Spain global explained.

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  • Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup
Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup

The last time Russian Federation fans were really celebrating was Euro 2008, when Guus Hiddink led the team to a quarter-final victory over Holland, leading to wild scenes of celebration on the streets of Moscow and the team being welcomed home as heroes despite a crushing semi-final defeat at the hands of Spain.

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  • No one should discount Pakistan, says Hussey
No one should discount Pakistan, says Hussey

A global broadcast audience of more than half-a-billion is being projected for Sunday's showdown between two of the sport's fiercest rivals. "But he had a massive hip surgery, so muscles around that area are always vulnerable, and today also he felt a bit of stiffness in his right knee, and we decided the smart decision is to rest a guy who is pl...

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  • Unchanged India line-up for Champions Trophy final, hints Kohli
Unchanged India line-up for Champions Trophy final, hints Kohli

When it became clear that India were going to meet Pakistan in the final as Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli tonked the ball around in the chase, the focus for the Indian fan would have immediately shifted to that big clash.

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  • Four-way tie for lead, top-3 MC at US Open
Four-way tie for lead, top-3 MC at US Open

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. Still, the USGA reacted to Thursday's unusually low scores by placing the pins in more hard locations Friday, seemingly finding the areas where ther...

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  • Russia faces first test for 2018 World Cup with Confed Cup opener
Russia faces first test for 2018 World Cup with Confed Cup opener

Chris Wood, who scored 27 goals for Championship side Leeds last season, will need a monster tournament for New Zealand to take any points in their group, let alone advance. Known as the All Whites , by way of distinguishing themselves from the famous All Blacks with the oval ball, New Zealand's footballers have certainly benefited from Hudson...

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  • Ronaldo planning to leave Real
Ronaldo planning to leave Real

Portugal won 1-0 in a friendly in their previous meeting in June 2014, while Mexico's Rafael Marquez is a survivor from his team's 2-1 loss to Portugal in the group stages of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. After reports emerged about the uncertain future of Cristiano Ronaldo, plenty of clubs have jumped at the chance of trying to persuade the Real ...

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  • Dani Alves reaches Man City agreement?
Dani Alves reaches Man City agreement?

Dani Alves has described Cristiano Ronaldo as a "phenomenon" whilst comparing himself to MMA fighter Conor McGregor when it comes to preparing for his matches. When asked if a move to England could happen soon, the right-back said : "Who knows?" City are now in the market for a right-back, with Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna all...

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  • Logjam at the top of the board
Logjam at the top of the board

The top 60 and ties qualify for the final 36 holes. Tonight marked the first time since the world rankings were created in 1986 that the top three ranked golfers on the planet missed the cut at a US Open though. "I didn't think it was the putter, it was the guy on the end of it", said McIlroy , who had 62 putts over two rounds. Big names ...

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  • Russian Federation topple New Zealand in opening fixture of FIFA Confederations Cup
Russian Federation topple New Zealand in opening fixture of FIFA Confederations Cup

Slowly, a buzz of excitement is building as the realisation dawns that the World Cup is jut round the corner, but the level of hopes invested in the national team remains low. Russian Federation are hosting the tournament as they prepare for next year's World Cup while New Zealand (unsurprisingly) qualify as Oceania champions.

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  • Sports Russia Beat New Zealand In Confederations Cup Opener
Sports Russia Beat New Zealand In Confederations Cup Opener

Our job is to make sure that people who come to our centre feel welcome because it's us, the accreditation volunteers, who set the tone for visitors and organisers. There are hints at the airport, with an entire wing of the arrivals hall given over to murals about each team (though the huge New Zealand photo is a bit dated , centred on Rory Fall...

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  • Pakistan's Amir fit for Champions Trophy final
Pakistan's Amir fit for Champions Trophy final

So what, where, and when is it? Meanwhile Kohli played down the importance of a group win against a Pakistan side who have since defeated top-ranked South Africa and Sri Lanka in pool play before thrashing previously unbeaten tournament hosts England by eight wickets in the semi-finals.

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  • Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand
Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

World Cup holders Germany and the Federation Internationale de Football Association confederations champions compete in the eight-team tournament which will put Russia's ability to handle thousands of visiting and home fans under the spotlight.

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  • Putin to attend Confed Cup opening match
Putin to attend Confed Cup opening match

He would nearly certainly secure the prize if he can help Portugal win the Confederations Cup , the main warm-up event for next year's World Cup. The 2017 edition is being held over a fortnight with two groups containing the six winners of the Federation Internationale de Football Association confederations tournaments joined by world champions ...

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