• Reed, Thomas extending US dominance at Troon
Reed, Thomas extending US dominance at Troon

Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy again find themselves among the favourites to lift the famous Claret Jug. Now 50, Hamilton plays alongside fellow former Troon winners Justin Leonard and Mark Calcavecchia, teeing off not long after midday.

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  • Misbah holds firm as Pakistan struggle
Misbah holds firm as Pakistan struggle

MIsbah was on 101 while Asad Shafiq on 62. Broad sent Younis Khan packing by forcing the 38-year-old to hole out to Moeen Ali at mid-wicket for 33. Mohammad Amir's return to the home of cricket for his first Test since he was embroiled in the 2010 spot-fixing conspiracy at the same ground inevitably overshadowed the start of this four-match ser...

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  • Red Sox land pitcher Drew Pomeranz in trade with Padres
Red Sox land pitcher Drew Pomeranz in trade with Padres

Evan Drellich was first to report that Anderson Espinoza is headed to the Red Sox in the deal. I've had such a more consistent role, being a starter, and then Andy ran me out there and let me throw 100-and-whatever pitches. David Ortiz used his lovefest at his final All-Star Game this week to openly wish for the Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion and ...

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  • Newcastle want to keep Sissoko - Benitez
Newcastle want to keep Sissoko - Benitez

The Magpies will play in the second tier of English football in the upcoming campaign following their relegation from the Premier League last term and, having greatly enhanced his reputation with some impressive performances for Les Bleus at Euro 2016, Sissoko is expected to move on having attracted a number of potential suitors this summer.

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  • 2 more protesters killed in Indian-held Kashmir
2 more protesters killed in Indian-held Kashmir

Three police personnel are reported missing since Saturday when a mob attacked police station at Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir . Mirwaiz, chairman of the Hurriyat, has also written to United Nations secretary general Ban Ki Moon, asking for an "effective intervention".

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  • Habana misses out on South Africa's Olympic rugby squad
Habana misses out on South Africa's Olympic rugby squad

The All Blacks star committed to the Sevens World Series early in the 2015-16 season, but Habana played at only two tournaments as he juggled his commitments with French club Toulon. Habana was one of many XVs stars hoping to switch to the shortened format as it makes its Olympic debut but, unlike fellow World Cup victor Sonny Bill Williams of New ...

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  • Froome says he keeps yellow jersey after wild Tour stage
Froome says he keeps yellow jersey after wild Tour stage

Monaco-based Froome - who seized the yellow jersey with his daredevil descent on stage eight - sprinted to the finish to eke out as much time as he could. "I wouldn't want to take the jersey like this". The provisional standings showed 23-year-old British rider Yates in yellow, before the race jury had their say.

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  • Pogba describes Man United as his 'first family'
Pogba describes Man United as his 'first family'

The Juventus midfielder, in Los Angeles for the 2016 ESPY award ceremony, was speaking in Spanish to ESPN Deportes broadcasters. Pogba might be overpriced at £100 million but Anthony Martial's £36 million arrival last summer was greeted with the same accusation of being too expensive.

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  • Purdy: Selecting gymnastics team an especially tough process
Purdy: Selecting gymnastics team an especially tough process

Olympic Gymnastics Team. Douglas took 31 months off from competition after London 2012, returning in March 2015 and improving as the year went on to finish runner-up to Biles at worlds. According to insiders, leaving her off of the team was discussed. "To have her just lead this team, we've been there, and for us to be back on this road togethe...

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  • Beyonce, Adele's music specials earn Emmy nominations
Beyonce, Adele's music specials earn Emmy nominations

Nominations for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET by Anthony Anderson (Blackish) and Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood). A record-breaking 19 African-American actors were nominated, ranging from Cuba Gooding Jr .in the miniseries "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story " to...

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  • Who is Gov. Mike Pence, Trump's potential VP pick
Who is Gov. Mike Pence, Trump's potential VP pick

In the mid 1990s, he began a career as a talk radio host in IN until his election to Congress in 2000. Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who has not yet publicly said he will seek the office , is thought to be a frontrunner. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence quickly exited a planned speaking event in Indianapolis shortly after releasing details about a new economic ...

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  • Portugal's Pepe fit for Euro 2016 final against France
Portugal's Pepe fit for Euro 2016 final against France

You must not think of it, to focus too much on it. France will win if: It can simply continue playing like it has. A new champion of Europe will be crowned Sunday. But having started the tournament on the right flank, it was only after being moved behind Olivier Giroud at half-time of the last 16 clash with the Republic of Ireland that his tour...

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  • Trump to pick Mike Pence as VP, sources say
Trump to pick Mike Pence as VP, sources say

Mike Pence's reelection campaign. On Mr Trump's shortlist are believed to be IN governor Mike Pence , New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former House speaker Newt Gingrich. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said Pence would be a good pick for Trump's vice president. Trump, a newcomer who has ruffled too many feathers to count, could rely...

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  • Federer sights new record and Wimbledon semi-finals
Federer sights new record and Wimbledon semi-finals

That tactic brought Tsonga the only break of the third set and, despite a heavy fall at the start of the fourth, he continued to look the more threatening of the two players. One of the most storied rivalries in college football is getting the green light to return to the field. Like Berdych, Murray needed to survive a lengthy tiebreak before tak...

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  • Stanton hits magic 61 for Home Run Derby win
Stanton hits magic 61 for Home Run Derby win

Ortiz is, however, expected to play in Tuesday's All-Star Game. He interspersed every field mark from the center-field to the left-field corner. Swinging in his home stadium, No. Gonzalez could not reach the bonus 30 seconds, but he did hit 12 home runs. "If anybody sees the way I swing it's pretty much unorthodox, to be honest", he said.

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  • Monty feared worst after 1st hole at Troon
Monty feared worst after 1st hole at Troon

Now he is the U.S. Open champion and a favorite at the British Open who can move to No. 1 in the world with a victory. 4, 6 and 17 canceled out by dropped shots on the ninth, 11th and the last. Gary Wolstenholme, victor of the 2003 Amateur Championship at Royal Troon, once summed up the course perfectly: "You have to make your score on the outward ...

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  • Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon, Then Corners Benedict Cumberbatch for 'Sherlock' Scoop
Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon, Then Corners Benedict Cumberbatch for 'Sherlock' Scoop

World number one Novak Djokovic (pic) pulled out of the Davis Cup tie after his shock Wimbledon third-round exit to America's Sam Querrey. Federico Delbonis, the world number 40, is the South Americans' top player while Fabio Fognini, ranked 36, leads Italy's challenge.

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  • What comes next for Tom Brady?
What comes next for Tom Brady?

According to the report, no one said Brady tampered with the footballs, although he was implicated in texts involving McNally and Jastremski. Unfortunately for the Patriots, that would mean Brady taking the four games. Seifert raises another factor in this saga - even if Brady can convince the Supreme Court to grant him a stay and writ of cer...

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  • Nick Saban tangles with Finebaum over recent player arrests
Nick Saban tangles with Finebaum over recent player arrests

The charges later were dropped, according to the Ouachita Parish district attorney's office, because of insufficient evidence. It ended with a few laughs from everyone on set as Saban exited. Rhoades promoted Odom from Missouri's defensive coordinator to coach after last season to replace the retiring Gary Pinkel. Somebody's gotta win that job,...

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  • Led by Patrick Reed, Americans rule again at Royal Troon
Led by Patrick Reed, Americans rule again at Royal Troon

The mystery is Royal Troon, a links Johnson had never seen until he arrived after a weekend in Ireland. One name stands out, however. The 2014 victor at Hoylake had reached four under par after eight holes - including a birdie on the famous Postage Stamp where he had taken nine in practice - but his round was in danger of unravelling when he do...

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