Sport


Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way
- June 19, 2017

Everyone near the top had it going. It is fair to say few would have anticipated Brian Harman being in pole position at the start of the final day, leading by one shot at 12 under par. The world's fifth-ranked player is well off the lead. "Obviously, I have no idea what tomorrow holds, but I'm more motivated by the way that I'm striking the ball". (more...)
Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again
- June 19, 2017

Clint Bowyer matched his best qualifying effort of the season and will start third on Sunday. There is no other non-restrictor plate track in NASCAR that is as fast as Michigan International Speedway . 42 restarted underneath Kyle Busch with 15 laps to go, but had to keep the lead through two final restarts for separate incidents. "The track has probably widened out since previous year", Dillon said. (more...)
Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors
- June 17, 2017

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr has been openly critical of President Donald Trump , especially the President's proposed travel ban to six Muslim-majority nations. I believe Andrew is shaving already, and he has a driver's license I think, but I can't guarantee it. And I'm like, 'Bro, we're about to win the title'. (more...)
Weeks after cancer surgery, Pittsburgh Pirates' Jameson Taillon to start Weeks after cancer surgery, Pittsburgh Pirates' Jameson Taillon to start
- June 17, 2017

A Mets 6, Cubs 1: Jacob deGrom pitched a five-hitter, Asdrubal Cabrera atoned for an embarrassing error by lining two home runs and turning four double plays, and NY beat visiting Chicago. Monday night at hot and steamy PNC Park, the Rockies ran into a big rut. RED SOX 6, PHILLIES 5 (11 ) Dustin Pedroia singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to lift host Boston over Philadelphia. (more...)
Inglewood City Council OKs negotiations for new Clippers arena
- June 16, 2017

On the eve of their championship parade, the Golden State Warriors are losing executive Jerry West , according to multiple sources. A Hall of Famer on the court, West won an NBA Championship in 1972 with the Lakers . I didn't know what I was going to be leaving to. I've often said this stuff is like a puzzle. The Clippers have no draft picks this year, and their two biggest stars-Blake Griffin and Chris Paul-both have the ability to opt out of their contracts this summer to become ... (more...)
McGregor fight is finally on
- June 16, 2017

The unorthodox nature of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's super-fight will make it the richest boxing match in history, according to industry insiders. McGregor is 0-0 in boxing , but the Irishman's boxing record isn't what made him a household name. So here is a round-up of what has been said about what is already one of the most talked about fights in history. (more...)
Federer done resting as he begins Wimbledon prep Federer done resting as he begins Wimbledon prep
- June 15, 2017

Federer, building up for an assault on an eighth Wimbledon title, hadn't played since March and skipped the entire clay court season. Federer will begin his Stuttgart Open campaign against the victor of Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and German veteran Tommy Haas . (more...)
Champions Trophy: Pakistan opt to field against Lanka
- June 13, 2017

Indeed, England could just as easily been playing Sri Lanka on Wednesday, something the latter will rue for some time to come. Mathews' side briefly regathered as Asela Gunaratne and Suranga Lakmal forged an important partnership of 46. (more...)
Receiver Jeremy Maclin Signs 2-year Contract With Ravens Receiver Jeremy Maclin Signs 2-year Contract With Ravens
- June 13, 2017

Unfortunately, Maclin ended up signing with the Baltimore Ravens , the team he visited after his visit with Buffalo. Maclin, drafted 19th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, has 6,395 yards receiving with 46 touchdowns for his career. (more...)
Jelena Ostapenko moves into WTA top 20 after French Open win Jelena Ostapenko moves into WTA top 20 after French Open win
- June 13, 2017

Ostapenko, the country's first Grand Slam champion, won the French Open title as the first non-frozen player since 1933. It was her first career title as she became the lowest-ranked victor in Paris, taking the trophy in just her eighth major appearance. (more...)
South Korea's Kim claims 5th LPGA title South Korea's Kim claims 5th LPGA title
- June 13, 2017

The four members of the LPGA Hall of Fame who are in the field this week all advanced to Sunday play: Karrie Webb (68-138), Inbee Park (70-138), Laura Davies (71-140) and Juli Inkster (73-144). Kim, 28, is perhaps best known for missing a putt from barely one foot that would have won her a major in 2012 at the tournament now named the ANA Inspiration. (more...)
Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination
- June 12, 2017

The Warriors escaped Cleveland with a 1-1 split, and a return to Cleveland would mean a game 7. They broke the Finals record for most three-pointers in a game in the THIRD QUARTER. "And when those opportunities come, then you kill it". You get punched in the face you want to respond. We got to take this game and do it with efficiency, competitive defense and alertness and awareness for 48 minutes. (more...)
Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5
- June 12, 2017

It is highly unlikely that the Cavaliers shoot lights out from three and put up record numbers in Game 5. Can they do it again? "That's the only way we could win!" Irving has never lacked confidence in his ability to score. He was a certified beast. All that's left is one more game to complete the tale and exorcise those ghosts. LeBron was the man in Miami, but the team wasn't built with his skills in their DNA. (more...)
Pittsburgh Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles
- June 12, 2017

While the Predators were making the first Stanley Cup Final appearance in their 19-season franchise history, the title is the fifth for the Penguins , who beat the San Jose Sharks in six games to win their fourth previous year. But they found that extra gear when they needed it, even if the Predators had been the better team at times . Sissons, later in the second period got another chance at goal. (more...)
LeBron James reveals how much Dan Gilbert's letter pissed him off
- June 11, 2017

But thanks to an Uninterrupted video in which James, Draymond Green , 2 Chainz and others hang out in a barbershop, we got inside just how the megastar felt about Gilbert ripping him. My mom was like listen, you go back. You were going to have Tom Izzo coaching. "She's like, I'm staying in Miami". Though we're nearly at the seven-year anniversary of LeBron's nationally televised "decision" to go to South Beach, we're finally seeing his most in-depth public comments on the letter for ... (more...)
Paul Pogba happy with 'complicated' first season at Manchester United Paul Pogba happy with 'complicated' first season at Manchester United
- June 11, 2017

Overall, Pogba made over 50 appearances for United, bagging nine goals and four assists in the 2016-17 season during which United won three trophies but finished a disappointing fifth in the Premier League . Signed in the last week of the transfer window and given no time to work with the defensive unit in front of him, Bravo never recovered. He deserves his name. (more...)
Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh
- June 11, 2017

Phil Kessel, Penguins - Kessel returned to form with a goal and two assists. "I have a better arm than that anyway", Crosby said. Justin Schultz, Bryan Rust and Evgeni Malkin got on the scoreboard in the opening period for the Penguins. (more...)
Nadal's red hot form continues, Muguruza and Williams exit Nadal's red hot form continues, Muguruza and Williams exit
- June 10, 2017

Mladenovic, who is into her second career grand slam quarter-final, said she also found it tough playing in front of her home crowd. "I just think that they were a little bit disrespectful of my game", she said. The second-seeded Karolina Pliskova and the No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina earned their delayed third-round victories due to Saturday's rain. No French woman has won the title at Roland Garros since Mary Pierce in 2000. (more...)
Halep-Ostapenko face-off in final Halep-Ostapenko face-off in final
- June 10, 2017

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) celebrates match point during her match against Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) on day twelve of the 2017 French Open tennis tournament at Stade Roland Garros. "He actually called my mum". A three-time champion at Roland Garros, Kuerten will be honored before Sunday's final when he will receive his Hall of Fame ring during a ceremony marking 20 years since he won his first title in Paris . (more...)
Nadal sights French Open 10th title in Wawrinka duel Nadal sights French Open 10th title in Wawrinka duel
- June 10, 2017

Wawrinka is 3-0 in Slam finals, while Nadal is 9-0 in French Open title matches. And when he won the first three games of the fifth set, breaking Murray twice, it was clear the tired Scot's race was run. A horrendous volley from Wawrinka saw the No3 seed fall behind 0-40 and Murray broke for a 6-5 lead on his second opportunity. Often when I have done well on the clay, I feel like that's helped me a little bit on the grass. (more...)
After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major
- June 10, 2017

Ostapenko is the first Latvian grand slam finalist and the youngest at any grand slam since Caroline Wozniacki in NY eight years ago. For results from throughout the rest of the tournament, follow this link . Halep will succeed German Angelique Kerber as No 1 if she tames the fiercely aggressive Ostapenko. Pliskova's fight never died out. Halep has won 11 of her last 12 matches on clay court. (more...)
Bill passed for Japanese Emperor Akihito to abdicate Bill passed for Japanese Emperor Akihito to abdicate
- June 10, 2017

Japan's parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years. The government has also proposed allowing the royal bloodline to pass through women who are part of the imperial family, the New York Times reports . (more...)
Catalonia steps up separatist challenge with Oct Catalonia steps up separatist challenge with Oct
- June 10, 2017

This is widely seen as a last resort. Tell me more about Catalonia The populous and wealthy region accounts for around a fifth of Spain's economic output. Spain , however, said that, while it does not support an independent Scotland and believes it should remain a part of the United Kingdom, it would not block Scottish attempts to join the European Union. (more...)
ABC is off and running with NBA Finals ABC is off and running with NBA Finals
- June 09, 2017

During this morning's shootaround, James said: "Do I look exhausted?", adding: "I'm averaging a triple-double in the Finals". "I don't think there's many teams in the league who their backup is better than their starter", Green said. "Well, they play well at home", Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters after Game 2. "Especially with Draymond out", coach Steve Kerr said. (more...)
North Florida mother gives birth to 13-pound baby North Florida mother gives birth to 13-pound baby
- June 09, 2017

Her doctor says that she has gestational diabetes, so they expected a large baby , but nobody could have predicted just how big this baby would be. Just look at her squishy face ❤️. She's so big." Her husband Larry said, "The doctor said, 'Oh my gosh, she's going to be 15-pounds. "I've had 9 and 10 pound babies and I figured maybe she'd be 10 pounds. (more...)