• US Open golfer gives a heart-warming answer about friendship
US Open golfer gives a heart-warming answer about friendship

World number one and defending champion Dustin Johnson is among the late starters and will have to improve on Thursday's three-over effort if he hopes to take his title defence into the weekend. There were a couple of dicey pin placements out there that you had to be careful about, but it was still scoreable". The weather forecast will play a v...

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  • Clinical India choke South Africa
Clinical India choke South Africa

The Proteas looked in good nick with Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock at the crease against India , and made a solid start to their ICC Champions Trophy "eliminator" at The Oval on Sunday. India is nearly likely to play Bangladesh in the semi-final at Edgbaston on June 15. "That's what I've experienced in the past, and you tend to get ov...

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  • Russian Federation beat New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener
Russian Federation beat New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

It was a game Russian Federation were widely expected to win against a New Zealand team that are Oceania champions but are the lowest-ranked nation in the tournament. New Zealand nearly clawed themselves back in the game twice - first Ryan Thomas had a brilliant effort saved by Igor Akinfeev and then Tommy Smith had a powerful header cleared off...

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  • US Open: Thomas tickled pink over his 63
US Open: Thomas tickled pink over his 63

As good as that round was, Thomas has not run away with the tournament. Fleetwood refused to be intimidated at playing alongside one of the biggest hitters in the game, Brooks Koepka , and also shrugged off a record-breaking charge from another American ace, Justin Thomas .

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  • Gatland pleased with Lions' progress
Gatland pleased with Lions' progress

His centre partner Jonathan Davies was another who excelled in the tricky conditions and both could start in midfield against the All Blacks. A brutal forward pack assault silenced the Maori All Blacks and handed the British and Irish Lions a vital, morale-boosting 32-10 victory.

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  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 'deeply frustrated with Arsenal'
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 'deeply frustrated with Arsenal'

The Telegraph report that Wenger has talked "frequently about the important need to keep Oxlade-Chamberlain", but that the £100,000 a week deal that was expected to be agreed after the end of the season has not surfaced. Alex has been playing in many varied positions this season, from winger to central midfield and lately as a wing back, but where ...

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  • Thomas shoots US Open-record 9-under round, trails Harman by 1
Thomas shoots US Open-record 9-under round, trails Harman by 1

Johnny Miller owned the previous best round of eight-under 63 set en route to victory in the final round at the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont. As full as the leaderboard was, however, most of the usual suspects at golf's majors were missing.

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  • Sam Warburton fit to lead Lions against Highlanders
Sam Warburton fit to lead Lions against Highlanders

He is probably the best nine in the world. Hence the reason the penultimate midweek game against the Highlanderson Tuesday, before the first Test on Saturday week, carries more significance than might seem obvious at first glance. "Every system that you have - whether it be attack or defence - is going to be adjusted to the quality of player that...

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  • Patrick Reed sets early clubhouse target at rain-softened Erin Hills
Patrick Reed sets early clubhouse target at rain-softened Erin Hills

Meaning into the long, nasty fescue rough areas that line most holes. Ramiro said he played four rounds at Erin Hills in 2012, shooting a couple of rounds in the 70s and a couple in the 80s. My main goal was to try and get it in a good spot for making a second putt, but once it started rolling it looked good. You can't fake it out here; if you hi...

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  • Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by one at US Open
Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by one at US Open

Open . "Yeah, first cut made, too (at the U.S. Open)", Harman said. Casey said he couldn't remember the last time he had five birdies in a row or an eight in a competitive round. The U.S. Open didn't seem to faze him, and he delivered a variety of big shots that led to his sensational finish. Thomas is 2 under on the day and for 4 under for...

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  • Justin Thomas sets Open scoring record with 9-under 63
Justin Thomas sets Open scoring record with 9-under 63

Open record and broke another. The greens are flawless and the fairways are wide at Erin Hills. Harman had one bogey Saturday, at the par-4 third hole, to go with six birdies. A three-time victor on the PGA Tour this season, Thomas also joined the exclusive "59" club by breaking 60 at the Sony Open, but he may have saved his best for Father's Day...

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  • Justin Thomas shoots 63 in third round at US Open
Justin Thomas shoots 63 in third round at US Open

But the Englishman recovered magnificently with five straight birdies from the 17th, and a 71 left him sharing the lead. But at 5-over 149, he'll have the weekend off, too. "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did", Johnson said. "And I showed what I can do". "When I first played in the GMO's, that was the hardest thing".

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  • Casey overcomes triple-bogey at US Open
Casey overcomes triple-bogey at US Open

Open wants, Brian Harman weaved his way through traffic at the top of the leaderboard Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood . Casey laid up in the rough on the par-5 14th hole. But Reed is in the mix heading into the final round, just four shots back of Harman at 8 under. Players notice...

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  • Justin Thomas breaking records at US Open
Justin Thomas breaking records at US Open

But only for a couple minutes. He just didn't know how much history. It's a different version of a U.S. Open. "It's still Saturday, 36 holes is a very long time in a U.S. And he's giving the fans something to cheer. Stricker shot a 69 to move to 2 under going into the final round. Stricker birdied three of four holes going into the par-5 18th...

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  • Champions Trophy: MS Dhoni gets clicked with Sarfraz Ahmed's son
Champions Trophy: MS Dhoni gets clicked with Sarfraz Ahmed's son

Khan has also adviced Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to bat first in case he wins the toss. "If you do something wrong, we will point it out to you; if you do something right, we will tell you that too; and if you do something wrong in an attempt to do something right, we will point that out to you as well", Aamer further said, apparently in defen...

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  • Fleetwood pictures changed life with Open win
Fleetwood pictures changed life with Open win

He went from pouring putts into the center of the cup to burning the edges, and his 39 on the back nine cost him the lead, though not his chances of breaking through for that first major. "The finish was awesome". "We've got an interesting day tomorrow, and then we've got a really, really tough day on Sunday", Spieth said Friday. It would have be...

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  • Lions send message to All Blacks ahead of test series
Lions send message to All Blacks ahead of test series

Sexton said: "We played 50 minutes together against the Crusaders and I think we went well together". The Lions won 32-10 on Saturday, a week before their first encounter with the All Blacks at Eden Park. If we drop a couple of games on the way, we can live with that as long as we showed improvement, as long as we benefited from the time to...

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  • Ngatai glad to take on Lions with Maori
Ngatai glad to take on Lions with Maori

So after copping some flak, he will have been delighted for the Lions to prevail in style in Rotorua. The tourists spent all week demanding an end to stupid errors, only to gift the Maori the only try of the half. Jamie George claimed to have scored, the TMO ruling he was short of the line, and the Lions simply had to come away with points so...

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  • Patrick Reed sparkles with 65 in US Open third round
Patrick Reed sparkles with 65 in US Open third round

Despite two total bogeys in the round, he was still in the hunt for the lowest round under-par in US Open history (8-under, set by Johnny Miller in 1973 with a 63 on a Par-71). A pair of birdies on the back helped him shoot 74 on the day and 3 over for the tournament. He is at 11 under, two shots ahead of Charley Hoffman and Tommy Fleetwood .

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  • Mohammad Amir Fit For India vs Pakistan Final, Confirms Mickey Arthur
Mohammad Amir Fit For India vs Pakistan Final, Confirms Mickey Arthur

The tense relationship between the nations means India have only played one bi-lateral series against Pakistan since the Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008 and adds more spice to what should be a spectacular occasion. "It was very disappointing to see that go wrong in the Indian game, but ... we've closed the chapter on that". That was an aberrat...

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