• US Open's below par conditions could lessen the excitement this year
US Open's below par conditions could lessen the excitement this year

Sure the US Open is renowned as the sternest test of all golf tournaments, with par being a score that will usually keep a player in the hunt. But McIlroy had little doubt that videos posted on social media by the likes of Kevin Na , which showed him trying to hack out of the fescue, were behind the decision.

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  • Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal — Transfer Focus
Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal — Transfer Focus

With the expected departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic today it seems Manchester United are going to waste no time in re-stocking their dressing room. Although a deal for Morata may not prove straightforward. Although he wasn't first choice for Real Madrid , he played a significant role in the squad and scored 15 goals in La Liga . "It makes sen...

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  • Premier League 2017-18 fixtures released
Premier League 2017-18 fixtures released

Chelsea will open the defence of their English Premier League title at home to Burnley when the season kicks off on August 12-13. 'Finishing with Manchester City away then Arsenal here and of course we've got a special connection with Arsenal through Herbert Chapman, so it will be a special occasion that one.

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  • Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh
Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh

First-period barrage: The Penguins jumped on the Predators from the start with forecheck pressure and two quick goals ( Justin Schultz and Bryan Rust ). The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power plays. They wasted no time making up for it in Game 5, putting three goals on the board ...

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  • Arsenal Premier League fixtures 2017-18 analysis: inc Europa League headaches
Arsenal Premier League fixtures 2017-18 analysis: inc Europa League headaches

There are some relatively easy games against Watford and Crystal Palace in the first seven matches, but there's also a trip to AFC Bournemouth that is never easy. But if you're looking at your final few fixtures on Wednesday morning, you'd probably be happy to see the likes of Watford, West Brom or Stoke City in there.

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  • British and Irish Lions suffer second tour defeat to Highlanders in Dunedin
British and Irish Lions suffer second tour defeat to Highlanders in Dunedin

There might be one or two changes'. Seymour starts in the back three with Jack Nowell and Jared Payne against the 2015 Super Rugby champions after coach Warren Gatland opted for an entirely new starting lineup, and the Scot is looking forward to facing All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo .

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  • Golden State Warriors Reclaim NBA Championship Title
Golden State Warriors Reclaim NBA Championship Title

James has stood in the way of Golden State each of the last three seasons, CBS Sports reports . If some chastised Durant for leaving Oklahoma City to take an easier route to a title, James was not among them. The team's four All-Stars shared the scoring wealth and played tough defense. "They're so committed to each other and unselfish", Kerr a...

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  • Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 5, win NBA title
Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 5, win NBA title

But seriously, we're all here for Curry and Durant's bromance. "There's some games I might not get shots, as many shots as I'm used to getting". They won the first three games of the series but lost the fourth. "Probably more than anybody will ever know but him", Myers said. That would be his mom, Wanda Durant , who he proclaim...

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  • Pakistan win toss, opt to field against England
Pakistan win toss, opt to field against England

Already 4-0 down in the five-match series in August and September a year ago - which included that shellacking at Trent Bridge - Pakistan gained a measure of pride with a consolation victory in Cardiff , the same venue for Wednesday's semifinal.

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  • 1st Semi Final match - Summary
1st Semi Final match - Summary

After being beaten miserably by their rivals India in their first match in the tournament, Pakistan came from behind to defeat top-ranked South Africa and then Sri Lanka, and now emerged victorious against England to march into the final of the event for the first time.

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  • Leigh Griffiths double secures England draw
Leigh Griffiths double secures England draw

Two late free-kicks from Griffiths (87, 90) looked to have earned the home side a sensational victory in Saturday's World Cup qualifier , after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had opened the scoring 20 minutes from time . "You try to protect yourself from the excitement but when we equalised I didn't, because that could have been my best resu...

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  • Finals MVP Durant celebrates with fans outside Oracle Arena
Finals MVP Durant celebrates with fans outside Oracle Arena

With stars like Durant and Steph Curry , they waltzed through the 2017 playoffs not losing a game until they played Cleveland in the finals. Which all set the stage for Monday's home victory, the first of the club's five titles won in front of loyal San Francisco Bay area supporters.

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  • Kerr expected to return as Warriors' coach
Kerr expected to return as Warriors' coach

This season ended with Riley checking out her reflection in the shiny Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy on Monday after Golden State won Game 5 at home . "I knew it was going to be a battle I just tried to challenge him - you can't stop the guy. I left everything I had out on the floor every single game for five games in this Finals, and...

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  • England Cruise to 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Win over New Zealand
England Cruise to 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Win over New Zealand

Eoin Morgan's side won their first two games of the tournament - against Bangladesh and New Zealand - to qualify for the final four. They could not play the full 50 overs as they were all out in 49.3 overs but by then, they have already scored 310 runs.

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  • Golden State Warriors Win NBA Finals Over Cleveland Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors Win NBA Finals Over Cleveland Cavaliers

The Warriors used a 28-4 flurry in the second quarter to take a lead they never relinquished, then relied on the scoring of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry down the stretch to hold off the Cavaliers en route to a 129-120 victory Monday night, claiming their second National Basketball Association championship in seasons.

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  • Bookmaker pays out thousands of pounds on John Terry's 26th minute substitution
Bookmaker pays out thousands of pounds on John Terry's 26th minute substitution

On 26 minutes, however, he was replaced by Gary Cahill as his team-mates formed a guard of honour near the touchline. One bookmaker said it had paid out on three bets, with one customer claiming he had been paid at 100-1 on a £25 stake. "No-one, whatever is written or said, can ever get in the way of that". "As long as the supporters are happy ...

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  • Will the Warriors Visit the White House?
Will the Warriors Visit the White House?

Athletes from championship teams have skipped the traditional White House visits before. Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas did not visit the White House to meet with President Obama after the Bruins won the Stanley Cup to demonstrate his displeasure with the U.S.

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  • Lions lose for second time on New Zealand tour
Lions lose for second time on New Zealand tour

Warburton, returning from an ankle injury which has restricted him to only 60 minutes playing time on tour, had a strong game and saw positives in a performance in which the Lions outscored the Highlanders three tries to two. In particular the All Blacks will be hoping Samoa can emulate the Lions style of play with high, contestable kicks, a powe...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Sehwag Can't Wait for India-Pakistan Clash
Champions Trophy 2017: Sehwag Can't Wait for India-Pakistan Clash

Rising left-hand batsman Fakhar Zaman said he has no particular bowler as his target but will play every ball according to merit during the India-Pakistan game. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said, "Everything (went wrong). It is a great feeling to playing in a tournament like that", who joined the team late due to visa issue.

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  • De Villiers confident of leading South Africa in 2019 World Cup
De Villiers confident of leading South Africa in 2019 World Cup

Praising India's tactics, Smith said Virat Kohli and his men showed what it is like playing positive cricket . "I take inputs from our senior bowlers who have played a lot in these conditions". "There's more than enough talent, and we've just got to get it right when it matters most". All of us need to do our jobs and if we don't, we can't e...

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