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Mickelson to skip US Open for daughter's graduation

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This is the same daughter who almost caused Mickelson to miss the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, where he carried a beeper with him and pledged to leave in the middle of the tournament even if he were leading. Mickelson, after speaking with USGA executive director Mike Davis , said he has not officially withdrawn from the tournament. It remains the only major championship he has not won, the only piece missing to a rare and coveted career Grand Slam. Read More »

Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors

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The graffiti was covered up by the house's property management company, USA Today reported, after it was discovered around 6:45 a.m. local time Wednesday morning. Golden State took great care of the ball throughout, finishing with 31 assists and four turnovers. LeBron James , whose play for the Cavaliers through the first three rounds was virtually flawless, had an uneven game. Read More »

Rahal takes Detroit IndyCar race, Scott second

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Rahal's Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda topped the first group with a 1min13.9681sec lap on his final attempt to beat Indy 500 Takuma Sato's Andretti Autosport-Honda by 0.0747sec. Josef Newgarden , driving for Team Penske, was fourth in the only vehicle with a Chevy engine among the top seven in the 22-car field. Alexander Rossi, the 2016 Indy 500 victor, and this year's Indy 500 victor Takuma Sato make up the second row. Read More »

Marlins' Volquez pitches first no-hitter of season

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The three-time All-Star now has 39 RBIs on the season and entered Friday slashing.283/.347/.551. The Marlins (22-32) also got homers from Christian Yelich , his seventh, and Justin Bour , his team-high 16th. "I didn't do my best". Delgado has fared well against Miami , posting a 2-0 mark with a 1.54 ERA in his four previous starts. He is nearly equally tough on left-handed batters (.227 average) as he is versus righties (.210). Read More »

Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation

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The first round of the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin is on the same day, 15 June, as his daughter Amanda's high school graduation in California . Mickelson, who had done his course preparation at Merion in advance that year, was in California for the graduation on Wednesday, flew overnight and arrived in Philadelphia about 4 a.m. Read More »

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal bows out, Sai Praneeth enters final

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Third seed Praneeth scored a comfortable 21-11, 21-15 win over Pannawit Thongnuam of Thailand in the men's singles last-four clash that lasted 36 minutes. Saina starts the tie as favourite, given her vast experience of playing in the knockout stages of big tournaments. The second game was a much closer contest as the duo shared the first 8 points equally, before Saina managed to get her nose ahead with the scoreboard reading 7-5. Read More »

Curry and Durant run hot in game one of NBA Finals

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It's the dunks and layups that spring naturally from that long-range threat. The Warriors are led by guard Stephen Curry , who averaged 25.3 ppg. Maybe the signature moment came late in the third quarter, when the Warriors were protecting their big lead. Read More »

Ronaldo rounds on critics following league title

Real Madrid's attacking midfielder Isco (Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez) threaded a pass in the gap between two center backs of Malaga and Ronaldo quickly ran to the ball. "Inside I am very, very happy". Athletic are seventh but can still earn a place in the Europa League if Barcelona win the Cup. "We have a lot of memories here, a lot of things went through your mind". Read More »

NASCAR Charlotte 2017 results: Austin Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600

Childress was being interviewed after the race when he looked up at the scoring pole in the Charlotte infield. Dillon was one of three drivers who did not pit during the final round of green-flag stops and made a decision to take his chances on the fuel and tires he had. Read More »

Sri Lanka v South Africa: Everything you need to know

They will be reassured by the wicket-taking presence of Tahir, who managed to tweak his hamstring carrying out the gloves as 12th man as South Africa went 2-0 down in Southampton last weekend. "He has been our leading bowler for many years and we missed him", said captain Angelo Mathews . The current world no 1 ODI side are coming off a brilliant performance against England will be looking to continue their momentum heading into this opening clash. Read More »

Ducks still without Rakell, Eaves for Game 6

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Now that it has happened, will we see more of the same? We want to put people into situations that they can have success . We get it. These are the playoffs. Pekka Rinne had one of his best games in the postseason, stopping 32 shots. Still, Gibson's health will be a concern for the Kings, as will the fact that Rinne (11-4, 1.62 goals-against average, .942 save percentage) has been nothing short of brilliant this postseason. Read More »

Catfish Tosser Says He Was 'Dumb Redneck With A Bad Idea'

The Predators dominated most of Game 1 on the road. Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59) celebrates his second goal of the night against the Nashville Predators . "... I think the game is kind of what everybody expected from an intensity standpoint". Penguins center Nick Bonino is back for the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after taking a puck to his left ankle or foot in the first. Read More »

Andy Murray advances to second round of French Open

In his weekly column for the BBC, the Scot admitted he was still spluttering and feeling the effects of the illness but that it didn't inhibit him during his opener. "For me, I don't think that it's anything to do with Ivan not being there.I do think that ideally we would have spent more time together (but).that's the situation that we were in, and it worked fine a year ago". Read More »

Valverde named Barcelona head coach

He likes to work with the basics, has a playing style just like the one Barcelona FC uses and is an enthusiast of the new technologies and training methods, ' said Bartomeu to reporters Monday. Valverde will be looking to turn Barcelona into the team to beat in LaLiga again, with the Catalans having had to settle for second behind arch-rivals Real Madrid this season. Read More »

Beamer, Brown debut on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

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A few inductees also will participate in the pregame festivities and the coin toss before the championship game. Members of the National Football Foundation and current members of the Hall will vote on the 2018 class, which will be announced before the College Football Playoff national championship game in Atlanta. Read More »

Sam Warburton to captain British and Irish Lions in tour opener

The Ulster man is set to get the first crack at that Lions No.2 jersey after Scarlets hooker Ken Owens confirmed he would definitely miss the tour opener against New Zealand Barbarians. "That's six weeks, and I get to take off my cast - that's when I can really start using it again, so all things are pointing towards it being positive", Read told NZ Newswire . Read More »

Did Venus Williams Just Reveal The Gender Of Sister Serena's Child?

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We might know the sex of Serena Williams' baby, thanks to a slip-up from her sister Venus in a recent interview. Venus Williams is coming off a straight sets win over Kurumi Nara that took 16 games to decide. Recently, even voices from the past like Ilie Nastase who has always been known as a vulgarian and a racist , reported the Inquisitr , have made a resurgence and are taking swings at the top-ranked Serena Williams . Read More »

Celtics to pick first overall in 2017 National Basketball Association draft

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Of course, one could argue Boston is better off keeping the pick and hoping that Fultz (or, again, whoever else they choose first overall) evolves into a transcendent player. The Philadelphia 76ers will select third. "There really was no way to walk out of here disappointed given the possible outcomes we faced". Philadelphia will have their own first rounder and the Lakers' pick in 2018 and then their own pick and the Kings' unprotected first round pick in 2019. Read More »

Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1

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The Cleveland Cavaliers may be defending champions, but they are NBA Finals underdogs in Las Vegas for the third consecutive year. Golden State is so good and so petty that they may allow Cleveland to go up 3-1, just to stage the same comeback they fell prey to a year ago. Read More »

Arsenal fire to claim FA Cup glory

Arsenal's transfer spending reached a record-high £110 million last summer, but that outlay didn't lead to any improvements in the Premier League or Champions League . "Sometimes I think it could be tiredness", Conte said. While he hopes to add quality and quantity to his squad over the close season, Conte said Saturday's result should not be allowed to tarnish the memory of Chelsea's superb title triumph. Read More »

Ducks captain Getzlaf fined for apparent homophobic slur

The 23-year-old Swede has only one goal in his 15 games of regular-season National Hockey League experience, but Nashville's injuries thrust him into a key role alongside Forsberg on the top line. Rakell is third on the Anaheim roster this postseason with seven goals. The Predators took a 2-1 lead on Aberg's goal at 11:01 of the third period. Read More »

French Open favourite Nadal knows he may pay for resurgence

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The only thing that I can say is I watched the video, and it was a little bit uncomfortable for the girl. Defending champion Garbine Muguruza has forced a third set in her second-round match at the French Open. There are disappointments. I think I did a lot of things well this afternoon", the Spaniard offered, nearly as a question, when asked about his form in thrashing the Dutchman. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton 'can't afford another weekend' like Monaco

Raikkonen started from pole position and led for the first 34 laps of the race before receiving a call to pit for fresh tyres. "The drivers are free to race ". "It is not up to me". The problem of the Mercedes , according to Bottas in his post-race debrief, appears to be an inconsistency between the front and rear axle. Read More »

Jack Nicklaus: Tiger Woods 'needs our help'

But details of the arrest report which stated, among other things, that Woods was asleep at the wheel of a parked auto with the engine running and was disoriented when woken up by a police officer, can not be sitting well with sponsors. - A one-legged stand, where a person balances on one leg while raising the other off the ground. "I hope he gets out of it", Nicklaus said, adding. Read More »

Andy Murray looks for French Open tonic

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However, the world no 1 had a poor run of games in the second set and showed few signs of fatigue from his illness as he dropped four games in a row to allow his 73rd-ranked opponent for squaring the match. Wawrinka, the 2015 French Open champion, reached the second round with a 6-2, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 victory, but it was far from a complete performance. Read More »

Denver sportswriter criticized for tweet about Indy 500 winner

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I should have known better and I regret it. They had come to us and said, 'We can give you a little less reliable engine, but it will have more power.' We all, of course said, 'Let's go for the power'. Less than 24 hours after winning the 101 running of the Indianapolis 500, Takuma Sato returned to the yard of bricks for the official victory photo shoot. Read More »

Minus Ryan Johansen, Predators find a way to beat Ducks

Forsberg's line produced Nashville's only 5-on-5 goal of the game. The Predators can close out the series Monday night at Bridgestone Arena when they host Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. Louis last month. Austin Watson would score on an empty net to make it 3-1. The Ducks rebounded from losing Game 3 by taking a day off in Nashville to shoot pool and throw darts. Read More »