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Kisner 'excited about the opportunity' after grabbing lead

Kisner 'excited about the opportunity' after grabbing lead

Matsuyama was having a bogey-free round and started his attack with an eight-foot birdie putt at the par-4 fifth. He bogeyed No. 11 after the suspension, but he re-ignited his round by sinking a monster birdie putt at No. Lahiri said, "Frankly I played solid but it was only in the second nine that I got going". "Hitting fairways are key". A short miss on eighth for birdie was followed by a closing birdie on ninth and that left a good taste and in a good mood for the second day. Read More

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Lower-order cashes in as India pile on the runs

Lower-order cashes in as India pile on the runs

Sri Lanka will be hoping the opener pushes to three figures and beyond on day four as they still trail by 230 runs with two days left to play. Excited at the prospect of testing himself against a good opponent, Ashwin said he was looking forward to have a different tactics the next time they face off. Read More

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Jon Jones responds to Brock Lesnar's challenge

Jones' victory thrilled a crowd that was deflated after Woodley defended his welterweight belt with a strong technical performance against the 39-year-old Maia, a vaunted jiu-jitsu specialist from Brazil. Neither has fought in the other one's division but if a fight has to happen, Jones will have to be the one moving up a weight class. Jones completed his much hyped Octagon return with a stunning stoppage of Cormier after more than a year on the sidelines. Read More

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England set India 228 to win final at Lord's

England set India 228 to win final at Lord's

She accomplished the feat of becoming the first cricketer to represent India in Australia's Women Big Bash League. During the 1973 event she and Enid Bakewell put on 246 - an English opening partnership record that stood until Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins made 268 at Lords against South Africa in 2008. Read More

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Venus Williams vs Jelena Ostapenko

Venus Williams vs Jelena Ostapenko

Magdalena Rybarikova , a Slovakian ranked 87th, reached her first quarterfinal in 36 Grand Slam tournaments. Muguruza saw her chance to play her third Grand Slam quarterfinal as she went leading by a set and a break. But the Latvian really did start to make her mark in the second set, cutting down on the errors and testing the Williams movement and stamina with her big serving and drives to the corners of the court. Read More

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Murray into 10th successive Wimbledon quarter-final

Murray into 10th successive Wimbledon quarter-final

Querrey comes up with the big shots when needed most, and he's won no less than 77 percent of his first serve points. "I'm not suggesting that it is", said Murray on Monday after his straight-sets win over Benoit Paire on Centre Court. "I want to keep playing good tennis ", the ambitious German said on Saturday. "I was trying to stay light on my feet and strong in my body". "I have to see what the nuances are once the game starts, because you can't necessarily plan for those". Read More

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Pacquiao vs Horn odds

Pacquiao vs Horn odds

In the biggest boxing match held on Australian soil in decades, former Queensland-based school teacher Jeff Horn will look to knock out prizefighting royalty. Arum, who was in New Zealand to promote his heavyweight charge Anthony Ruiz, who came up short in the main event title fight against Joseph Parker, watched on patiently from his floor-seat during Horn's one-sided whooping of Funeka. Read More

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NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft

NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft

But Fultz had only one thing in mind when he heard it. "But there was clearly a fire burning that was ridiculous". Fultz says that Embiid has texted him 75 times since his surprise visit to Philadelphia five days before the draft. "He can see passes and plays that nobody else can". That imagination is something that's really strong. Markelle Fultz wore shoes made out of basketballs. Read More

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It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

So if the Sixers are set to allow Embiid and Okafor to play on back-to-back nights, or to trust Simmons' recovering foot to entire National Basketball Association games, it will be a departure from recent policy. "Markelle is a tremendous athlete", Bryan Colangelo said. It was not a good night in the Windy City. Then Keith hit me up and said, "New plan". Read More

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New Jersey Devils select Nico Hischier 1st overall

New Jersey Devils select Nico Hischier 1st overall

He had surgery on his right groin last summer, but an injury on the left side went undiagnosed , sidelining him during much of the season. I wasn't sitting there rattled. CROMWELL, Conn. - Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. "Nolan is going to have to answer that", Hextall said. Read More

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Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31 - court

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31 - court

Mourinho was Real Madrid coach from 2010-13. And Ferdinand, who played with Ronaldo at United for six seasons, hopes his former club can finalise a deal for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor. The agency published copies of the certificates. Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi , who has been handed a 21-month jail term. A judge will then decide if they are grounds to charge him with a crime. Read More

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Spieth storms into early lead at Travelers Championship

Spieth storms into early lead at Travelers Championship

Rory McIlroy returned to action last week at the U.S. Open, and was understandably a little rusty. "It is obviously unbelievable to come back to a place where you've won", said Knox, who posted a 14-under-par 266 aggregate to finish a shot ahead of Jerry Kelly as he added this title to his WGC-HSBC Champions victory in China the previous year. Read More

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FIFA warns Mexico over 'insulting' chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

While Russia had more of the ball in the second half and pushed forward with regularity, they created nothing of outcome. "It wasn't the result that we wanted", said Ronaldo. But with the 90 minutes up, Mexican defender Moreno rose highest from the final corner of the game to head in the equaliser. "The next match will be very tough because New Zealand will give it their all". Read More

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Bellinger fastest to 21 HRs; Dodgers outslug Mets 10

Bellinger fastest to 21 HRs; Dodgers outslug Mets 10

It was the first time the three-time Cy Young Award victor and 2014 NL MVP surrendered four homers in a game in his storied career and just the 13th time he's allowed six or more runs in a single outing. "When you're down 4-0 before you get an out, that starts to take a little starch out of you", Collins said. "As much as we're excited for Cody, we're playing very good baseball and ready to go tomorrow". Read More

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US Open leaderboard crowded after day two

Paul Casey chopped his way to a triple bogey, only to respond with five straight birdies that carried him to 1-under 71 and make him the first to hit the clubhouse with the lead at 7-under 137. He then hacked out his fifth out sideways and now some 52-feet from the hole from where he chipped and two putted. "I hit the ball better than I did yesterday, I drove it very well and hit a lot of good iron shots, I just didn't make any putts", Johnson said. Read More

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Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open

Prior to Sunday, Koepka's only win on the PGA Tour came in 2015 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Harman, who had taken the outright lead earlier in the round with a birdie at three, seemed to fade as the pressure increased, bogeying the 12th after finding the rough and missing a short putt on the 13th hole as Koepka was going the other way. Read More

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Porsche leave it late to secure Le Mans hat-trick

Porsche leave it late to secure Le Mans hat-trick

Porsche , at one point, held a 13 lap lead, which dissolved into a 5 lap deficit instantaneously. That vehicle, driven by New Zealanders Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley along with Germany's Timo Bernhard , had appeared out of contention after suffering front axle problems on Saturday and rejoining in 55th place and 22 laps down. Read More

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Another Victory Parade for the Warriors

Instead of working together and trying to resolve all challenging situations, Stephen Curry and the Warriors would just add one more problem to the whole situation. "This is the best job in the world". I still feel like that today, but obviously as a team we're gonna have a conversation. "Thank you for the support". Read More

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Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title

That was followed by a staredown from Durant after hitting a late 3-pointer. The Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers in five games in the Finals. Both of them appear to have lost their minds. One Warrior has already publicly stated he won't make the trip if the offer is placed on the table. It is hard to argue this statement after the team's performance this year and dominance in the playoffs. Read More

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Paul Casey rallies after triple-bogey for share of US Open lead

Open , but nobody did it like this. There will be an 18-hole playoff on Monday if the leaders are tied after 72 holes. "I wish I was about 5 shots better", Stricker said Friday at Erin Hills Golf Club. Thomas revealed he had failed to pack a snack in his bag and that his groaning stomach had been affecting his concentration for a few holes leading up to his eagle putt. Read More

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Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

This is India , though, and Pakistan will have to banish the demons of defeats past: in the last six matches in ICC events, it is India which has triumphed. "The India game was an aberration", he said. "But I can tell you one thing - we have come to win". Whatever the result, we have to go forward and play more games after. Read More

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US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

Tied with Thomas at 11 under are Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood . Of that group, only Fowler at 6-under and Matsuyama at 5-under were in the top 10. He won that tournament by seven shots. It was the lowest third-round score in Open history. "We're in a good spot", Fowler said. "I'll just play my game, go out there tomorrow and see how it goes". Read More

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