• Rory McIlroy not 'bored' with golf following US Open exit
Rory McIlroy not 'bored' with golf following US Open exit

McIlroy tweeted back: "More like 200 mill - not bad for a "bored" 28-year-old.plenty more where that came from". Rory McIlroy called out former PGA champion Steve Elkington for remarking that the four-time major victor is "so bored playing golf".

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  • India outclass Pakistan in rain-hit clash
India outclass Pakistan in rain-hit clash

Kohli's aggression at the end and Hardik Pandya's entertaining cameo, including his three sixes of the last over, took India to 319/3 in 48 overs. "But seeing how quickly they opted to bowl, we felt like they're not necessarily wanting to chase a total down", Kohli said . India didn't field well and probably gave away more runs than Pakis...

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  • Miller impressed by Thomas 63, up to a point
Miller impressed by Thomas 63, up to a point

His purple patch has instilled the belief he's ready to become the seventh consecutive first-time major victor, a run started by Jason Day at the 2015 US PGA Championship. "I didn't think it was the putter, it was the guy on the end of it", he said. This is the longest course on tour this year, but if the 50-year-old can manage to keep it in th...

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  • Ostapenko edges battle of birthday girls to reach final
Ostapenko edges battle of birthday girls to reach final

She was hauled back in the seventh game but Pliskova, her error count racing past the 50-mark, handed it back, allowing Halep to serve for the match. It looked like the same might happen in the third when Bacsinszky fought back from 3-1 to 3-3 but Ostapenko had learned her lesson and clinched victory with a forehand into the corner, her 50th vict...

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  • Sarfaraz vows to play 'attacking cricket' in clash against India
Sarfaraz vows to play 'attacking cricket' in clash against India

However, they recovered well and fought back to beat South Africa , Sri Lanka , and England in their way to final. Most of the TV spots for the final, to be played in London , were pre-booked, however, fewer than 10 percent of the slots are left for the final.

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  • Kohli points to pivotal Proteas run outs after crushing win
Kohli points to pivotal Proteas run outs after crushing win

But it wasn't enough, again, and South Africa crashed out in the first round on Sunday at The Oval, sent home by India for a third time in tournament history. He doesn't believe they have a mental handicap. He is a very unsafe player as well. When pressed about his future as South Africa's captain, de Villiers said: "That's a question that ...

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  • DUP's Arlene Foster meets with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over Stormont talks
DUP's Arlene Foster meets with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over Stormont talks

Given the high volume of fresh produce trade between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the free movement of goods and workers between the two countries is an important issue for companies on both sides of the border. Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister si...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: India favourites but bookies expect tough Pakistan fight
Champions Trophy 2017: India favourites but bookies expect tough Pakistan fight

They also have a well-balanced attack, with new-ball bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah supported by contrasting spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and left-armer Ravindra Jadeja, with the like of Kedar Jadhav, as he showed against Bangladesh , also able to chip in with useful wickets.

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  • Majestic Modric the key to Madrid's Champions League final turnaround
Majestic Modric the key to Madrid's Champions League final turnaround

Bale became the sixth player to lift the Champions League or European Cup in their home town, and the first since Nicolas Anelka with Real in 2000 in Paris. "I've worked double sessions for three, four weeks to get myself ready for this and recover from the surgery". Leonardo Bonucci's deep ball was brought down by Alex Sandro, who cut it bac...

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  • Pro golf: Steve Stricker makes US Open cut on the number
Pro golf: Steve Stricker makes US Open cut on the number

Open in relation to par . In the previous 116 U.S. Opens, only six players had ever reached 10-under par or lower, never in the same tournament. Koepka has consistently contended in majors over the last couple years, and seems poised for a breakthrough win.

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  • Good result for Ireland as Wales and Serbia play out a draw
Good result for Ireland as Wales and Serbia play out a draw

Savage said: "They've got Republic of Ireland at home, it was a blow not winning in Dublin against Martin O'Neill's side, so I think a draw wouldn't be a total disaster as long as they win their remaining home games". Coleman said: "It was a great point". "We took the lead, but this is such a tough place to come to play and Serbia are a good ...

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  • Pakistan should bat first against India, advises Imran Khan
Pakistan should bat first against India, advises Imran Khan

Now that they have received a proverbial second chance, Pakistan can not afford to be chicken-hearted again. Despite this, Ganguly faced it bravely and waved at them with a smile. I am heartened by Pakistan's opening partnership of Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali . The left-hander, who was not tried in the pool game against India , has scores of...

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  • Champions Trophy Final: Punters peg India favourites against Pakistan
Champions Trophy Final: Punters peg India favourites against Pakistan

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". Misbah then hit a full toss for six and victory was within Pakistan's grasp as they now needed six more runs off the remaining four balls. Pakistan , the lowest-ranked...

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  • Birdies, bogeys and the eagle in Justin Thomas' 63
Birdies, bogeys and the eagle in Justin Thomas' 63

It's also important to note that there hasn't been a playoff in the last eight U.S. Opens. And the former Ryder Cup player then made it five birdies in succession - just one short of the US Open record equalled by Adam Hadwin on Thursday - by picking up shots on the first, second and third.

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  • Ronaldo determined to leave Spain
Ronaldo determined to leave Spain

Bolton Wanderers, which plays in the English third tier, jokingly tweeted that they "won't be holding talks" with the former Manchester United player. Ronaldo's relationship with Former Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is no secret to the football world. Any move for the Portuguese should, I would argue, only come once Mourinho has signed the playe...

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  • Lawrence Dallaglio and Shane Horgan reflect on the 2005 Lions tour
Lawrence Dallaglio and Shane Horgan reflect on the 2005 Lions tour

Since the tour started, the Lions have struggled to score tries and I still think we need a spark in the backline because we won't get many chances come Test time. "If we drop a couple of games along the way then we can live with that as long as we showed improvement". It's not anything that is a worry for us but you go, "whoah, he is a little ...

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  • Sailing-France eliminated from America's Cup after loss to New Zealand
Sailing-France eliminated from America's Cup after loss to New Zealand

Team New Zealand will have to wait to get stuck into Great Britain's BAR after day one of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs were delayed due to low winds. Barker was asked if Team Japan was allowed to beat Oracle. The Kiwis were neck-and-neck with Ainslie's men heading towards the first mark before edging fractionally clear.

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  • Champions Trophy Semifinal: Sunny Day Awaits Both India and Bangladesh
Champions Trophy Semifinal: Sunny Day Awaits Both India and Bangladesh

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, for instance, joked about Pakistan losing to India and fans "breaking TV". The match took place on a pitch which had already been used in the tournament, when Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in their Group B clash.

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  • Warriors will do whatever it takes to retain Stephen Curry
Warriors will do whatever it takes to retain Stephen Curry

Former President Barack Obama sent a congratulatory text to Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant following the team's championship win over the Cleveland Cavaliers . (AP) - They are called the Golden State Warriors , but they don't belong to all of California. Unless the team can find a way back in, the Warriors will have no draft pic...

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  • Seeking answers, Spieth struggles in 3rd round at US Open
Seeking answers, Spieth struggles in 3rd round at US Open

Open. Experience aside, the wind will crank up at Erin Hills Sunday, and Fleetwood has been in masterful control of his ball all week. There, he is in a three-way tie for second place at 11 under, one behind Brian Harman . Justin Thomas managed to stand out in a U.S. Open where par is going out of style. "I'm looking forward to my shot at it...

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