• Facts about Champion Trophy final
Facts about Champion Trophy final

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has been passed fit to face India in the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval. "They have beaten sides that looked really strong against them, but the belief just showed on the field the way they played together as a team, and you know, regardless of who you play in the finals, it's always going to be challen...

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  • Gomez, Ross return and lead Rangers to win over Mariners
Gomez, Ross return and lead Rangers to win over Mariners

Tyson Ross allowed just a pair of runs in his first start in 14 months and Carlos Gomez homered to help the Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 10-4 on Friday night. "It does put us in a tough spot", Servais said. After getting up 0-2 on Beltre, he left a 96-mph fastball over the middle of the plate that Adrian Beltre drove into right for a tw...

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  • Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open
Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open

He was coasting along, playing par golf and hanging out at the top of the leaderboard. However, of the leading 18 not one has tasted success in a Major and, in fact, you have to look down to those sharing 19 place before singling out a Major Champion and they are reigning Masters victor Sergio Garcia (71) and double Major winning Martin K...

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  • Fowler back in the thick of it at US Open
Fowler back in the thick of it at US Open

Second-ranked McIlroy , who has played just six tournaments this year while battling a nagging rib injury, shot one-under 71 after opening with a six-over 78, and number three Day had a second-round 75 to finish on 10-over 154. "Yeah, it was a bit of a roller coaster". But there was no hope for Day and McIlroy . Casey's opening 66 had lef...

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  • Amateur Scheffler plays with poise at US Open
Amateur Scheffler plays with poise at US Open

With the picturesque par-72 course set up at a monstrous 7,845 yards, Erin Hills had been expected to live up to the US Open's billing of being the toughest test in golf. "Yeah, it was a bit of a roller coaster ". Ironically, while others were glad to see the unusually wide and generous fairways at Erin Hills , Day thought it might have b...

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  • Justin Thomas joins leader logjam at US Open
Justin Thomas joins leader logjam at US Open

Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. However, after dropping another shot on the 15th, Casey regained his composure superbly to birdie the 17th and 18th, the latter being the second longest hole in major history at 676 yards.

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  • Thomas makes US Open history with stunning 63 at Erin Hills
Thomas makes US Open history with stunning 63 at Erin Hills

Hideki Matsuyama tied a second-round U.S. Open record by shooting a bogey-free 7-under 65 that could have been even better. "I guess it's rare you get through a U.S. He was 10 under. Rory McIlroy joked earlier in the week that anyone who couldn't hit such wide fairways "might as well pack your bags and go home".

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  • Thomas bags US Open history with 63
Thomas bags US Open history with 63

Fowler had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and U.S. Open newcomer Xander Schauffele . However, of the leading 18 not one has tasted success in a Major and, in fact, you have to look down to those sharing 19 place before singling out a Major Champion and they are reigning Masters victor Sergio Garcia (71) and double Major winning Martin Ka...

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  • Penguins Stanley Cup parade planning underway in Pittsburgh
Penguins Stanley Cup parade planning underway in Pittsburgh

Instead of making the Cup larger, they take off the top ring and put a brand-new ring on the bottom of the cup. They're all in the Hall of Fame, and half - Jack Adams, Conn Smythe, Frank Selke and Art Ross - have trophies named after them. He also scored four goals in the finals. At least five catfish hit the ice before the face-off. (Then) I just...

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  • DUP to 'support soft Irish border' in Brexit talks
DUP to 'support soft Irish border' in Brexit talks

For Labour, shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey said the prospect of a Conservative-DUP deal was "worrying", telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It would create a lot of instability in terms of the peace process in Northern Ireland ".

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  • LeBron James will not give up his 'superteam' fight
LeBron James will not give up his 'superteam' fight

James fired back with a few examples of superteams before he even joined All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami seven seasons ago. "I mean in 2003, the Lakers combined Karl Malone, Gary Payton, (Shaquille O'Neal), and Kobe (Bryant)".

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  • Celtics-Sixers trade talks progressing, Fultz to work out in Philly
Celtics-Sixers trade talks progressing, Fultz to work out in Philly

The Sixers are expected to give up the No. 3 pick, the Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first-rounder and possibly another future first-round pick. Fultz - donning a Philadelphia cap as he arrived at the team's practice facility - visited the 76ers on Saturday in a hastily arranged get-to-know-you session, with the workout and meeting with team...

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  • Rory McIlroy remains positive despite missed cut at US Open
Rory McIlroy remains positive despite missed cut at US Open

The Northern Irishman will appear at next week's Travelers Championship before hosting the Irish Open and playing the Scottish Open, with McIlroy not concerned with his first missed cut since last year's PGA Championship. On typical U.S. Open greens, that would have run off the back of the green. He opened Thursday with a 9-over 81. A whopping ...

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  • Warriors foot entire bill for $4 million championship parade
Warriors foot entire bill for $4 million championship parade

Oakland, the down-on-its-luck city that always seems to take a back seat to San Francisco, celebrated itself Thursday with a parade and rally for the hometown Golden State Warriors and their National Basketball Association championship. They went 15-1 in the postseason, with sweeps in the first three rounds before beating LeBron James and the Cl...

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  • India put finishing touches to preparations for final, watch video
India put finishing touches to preparations for final, watch video

Let us hope that we see a game of epic proportions that is remembered for a long, long time. The guys have been special and I can't praise them enough. The Edgbaston game I thought they were really really calm, but the team is very very excited right now. Some teams might not have the best starts, and they come back amazingly, which Pakistan has do...

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  • Justin Thomas hits absurd, winding birdie putt turned away from cup
Justin Thomas hits absurd, winding birdie putt turned away from cup

Scheffler is three shots back of the lead on a jam-packed leaderboard. He'll head home to spend time with his son, River Jones Johnson, who was born Monday. "I'm looking forward to it very much". Fleetwood, a 26-year-old Englishman, arrived at Erin Hills this week having missed the cut in six of the seven major championships he played, but you wo...

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  • Brian Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open
Brian Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open

Fleetwood's good play over the past week speaks for itself, but asked about it after his second-round 70, it was the influence of his friend that was helping him more than anything else. And not just because I committed to writing about him while he was in a six-way tie for first. The Northern Irishman closed out his round in style with four bi...

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  • Five way tie at top of US Open leaderboard; Fowler one back
Five way tie at top of US Open leaderboard; Fowler one back

A pair of birdies on the back helped him shoot 74 on the day and 3 over for the tournament. Paula Dougherty of Murrieta, Calif., hugs her son Kevin after he finished the second round of the USA open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

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  • India wary of mercurial Pakistan in Champions Trophy finale
India wary of mercurial Pakistan in Champions Trophy finale

Admirable as those sentiments may be, Kohli will find few cricket fanatics in the two countries agreeing with him when he says of the final: "It's just another game of cricket". This is the first time that Pakistan have entered the final of the Champions Trophy and Arthur believes that it is a ideal result to show that they are heading into the...

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  • Steve Kerr forgot to mention Stephen Curry during parade speech, felt
Steve Kerr forgot to mention Stephen Curry during parade speech, felt "embarrassed"

Here's the speech, in case you missed it. "Oh my God. I'm such an idiot", Kerr said he told himself in an interview with Marcus Thompson of The Mercury News . He said fans "should be" protective of Curry and added, "Everything revolves around him". The newly minted National Basketball Association champs celebrated their second National Basketb...

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