Brooks Koepka charges clear as Tiger Woods misses cut at US PGA

(CNN)Bulletproof, immovable, and playing a different game to the rest, Brooks Koepka is doing a better impression of Tiger Woods than Tiger Woods. “Today’s a new day, doesn’t matter what you did yesterday,” the defending champion, who has won three of his last seven majors, told Sky Sports. “I’m very pleased. It’s a tough golf course, you’ve really got to battle and I’m proud of the way I hung in there. “It’s something I’ve battled my entire life so it should be an easy fix.” READ: Woods struggles as Koepka coasts clear at US PGA

Brooks Koepka clinches fourth major at PGA Championship

(CNN)The coronation had more spice than he would have liked, but Brooks Koepka held his nerve to seal back-to-back PGA Championship titles to confirm his status as a once-in-a-generation player. Rowdier elements of the already raucous New York crowd chanted “DJ, DJ” at Koepka as they sensed late sport in the bearpit of Bethpage Black. Memories raced back to other famous collapses, such as Jordan Spieth’s Masters misfortunes when he squandered a five-shot lead with nine to play in 2016. Or the similar Augusta agonies of Rory McIlroy or Greg Norman. But with Koepka at his mercy, Johnson faltered at the 16th and 17th to finish six under, and though Koepka dropped a shot at the 17th he had done …

Giro d’Italia: Tom Dumoulin the big loser after crash splits peloton

Eduadors Richard Carapaz won the fourth stage of the Giro dItalia after a dramatic finale on the road to Frascati Movistars Richard Carapaz held on for victory on stage four of the Giro dItalia in Frascati, but Primoz Roglic was the big winner as a late crash hit his rivals and saw him extend his lead in pink. A touch of wheels a little over five kilometres from the finish saw several riders among them Tom Dumoulin hit the deck and caused a shake-up of the general classification. There had been much speculation as to whether the slight uphill finish would suit a sprinter or a punchier rider but in the end only a small group was left to contest …

Manchester City furious after Uefa investigation is sent for final judgment

Manchester City have hit out as Uefa prepares to rule on alleged financial fair play irregularities, which could lead to a Champions League ban Manchester City have hit out in a strongly worded statement after a Uefa investigation into allegations of financial fair play irregularities, whichinvestigation was report in the New York Times on Monday that the IC was set to recommend City be referred to the adjudicatory chamber and should be banned from the Champions League if found guilty. The clubs statement clearly indicated they envisage appealing against any adverse decision to the court of arbitration for sport in Lausanne, where lawyers drawn from around Europe determine disputes with governing bodies. The seven members of the investigatory chamber are …

Florida prosecutors drop charges against Conor McGregor over alleged robbery

Prosecutors have dropped charges against former UFC champion Conor McGregor after he allegedly smashed a fans phone outside a Miami hotel Prosecutors have dropped charges against former UFC champion Conor McGregor after appeared to announce his retirement from mixed martial arts a few weeks after his arrest. McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, tweeted: Hey guys quick announcement, Ive decided to retire from the sport formally known as Mixed Martial Art today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas! The Irishman, who finishes with a 21-4 record, has not fought since October last year when he …

Horse dies on racecourse day before Preakness Stakes

Three-year-old filly Congrats Girl collapses at Pimlico Race Course as Baltimore course prepares to host second leg of Triple Crown on Saturday A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83F (28C) heat and was eased to the finish line. The Florida-bred three-year-old was running her sixth race. She came in last in the eighth race on the card, then fell to the dirt about 100 yards past the finish line. Jockey Trevor McCarthy, clearly distraught, said the filly felt hot when walking on …

LA Lakers to hire Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as assistant, report says

A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogels three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday and met with a group that included owner Jeanie Buss, general manager Rob Pelinka and adviser Kurt Rambis. The 45-year old Vogel worked for the organization before as an advance scout during the 2005-06 season. He did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando …

Nick Kyrgios defaulted from Italian Open after hurling chair across court

Nick Kyrgios has been defaulted from the Italian Open. The volatile Australian was playing his second-round match against Norways Casper Ruud Nick Kyrgios has been defaulted from the Italian Open. The volatile Australian was playing his second-round match against Norways Casper Ruud at the Foro Italico and had levelled the match at one set all after losing the opener. After Ruud broke back to make it 1-1 in the deciding set, Kyrgios was given a game penalty, apparently for swearing at a line judge, and promptly erupted. He slammed down his racket, kicked a water bottle and hurled a chair on to the court. The umpire called the referee to court but, before he could be officially defaulted, Kyrgios told …

Usain Bolt: From Olympic sprinter to business co-founder

(CNN)If there’s one thing the world’s fastest man can’t stand, it’s going slowly. Bolt Mobility launched in the US last year and has now come to Europe, this week launching in Paris, France. READ: Forget A to B, electric cars can now get you from London to Paris READ: Electric 3D-printed motorbike provides a glimpse into the future of green travel However, several European cities have banned scooters on safety grounds and Paris is soon to introduce a sidewalk ban of its own in September. But Bolt, co-founder and brand ambassador for the company, and Sarah Haynes, co-CEO of Bolt Mobility, remain confident the product can be a success. “We’re actually meeting with city officials to sign an agreement to …

Derby book Wembley final after Jack Marriott stuns Leeds in thriller

Derby won a breathless second leg 4-2 at Elland Road to book their place in the Championship final against Aston Villa with a 4-3 aggregate win over Leeds After as rambunctious a play-off second leg as can possibly be imagined Derby claimed the right to face Aston Villa in the final on 27 May to try for promotion to the Premier League. It was end-to-end entertainment all night, a feast of incident, goals and excitement, and neither side both reduced to 10 men deserved to lose. It never ceases to astonish how full-blooded and thrilling play-offs can be, when both sides must know the likely prize on offer, financial considerations aside, will be a season of toil and tribulation in …

Is a tarnished UFC worth the risk to ESPN and Disney Studios?

Mixed martial arts biggest money-spinner can deliver a young, internet-savvy audience. But UFC has been hit by a number of unseemly controversies On Saturday the UFC will return Rio de Janeiro for UFC 237. The event, which features a handful of former champions such as Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo, will mark the promotions second pay-per-view event since announcing an exclusive deal to host their PPV shows on ESPNs new streaming service, ESPN+. The deal means that fight fans in the United States are required to have ESPN+ subscriptions in order to then purchase the UFCs tentpole shows. Although the exclusive deal emphasizes ESPNs confidence in the UFC product, there are still several risks associated with their investment. In May …

Premier League 2018-19 season review: our writers best and worst

The best players, greatest games and standout signings plus those that didnt work out, and what needs to change Best player Ed Aarons: Virgil van Dijk. Raheem Sterling runs him close but in terms of impact and influence, the big Dutchman has been peerless. Nick Ames: A confession: at the time Liverpool paid 75m for Van Dijk this writer having been present to cover all of his exceptionally rare rickets at Southampton considered them barmy. Instead, he has almost single-handedly given Jrgen Klopp the ability to build from a solid base, transforming the teams prospects. No centre-back has had this profound an influence in years. Simon Burnton: Bernardo Silva has been an absolute joy a wonderful combination of technique, tenacity …

Manchester City retains Premier League title with win over Brighton

(CNN)The Premier League title race between Manchester City and Liverpool went down to the wire but there were to be no final twists in what’s been a thrilling tale. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features, and videos In a remarkable season, Man City went toe-to-toe with Liverpool as both sides refused to bow down in the season’s closing stages. City’s campaign concluded on a run of 14 consecutive wins. It was against Newcastle on January 29 that the light blues last dropped points, some three-and-a-half months before lifting the title. Liverpool’s 97 points, meanwhile, would have been enough to take top spot in every Premier League season bar the two most recent. “I think it was the hardest and most …

Aston Villa beat West Brom on penalties to reach Championship play-off final

Aston Villa lost 1-0 to West Brom at the Hawthorns but progressed to the Championship play-off final 4-3 on penalties after the semi-final finished 2-2 on aggregate Aston Villa have a shot at redemption. Twelve months on from their play-off final triumphing on penalties. Tammy Abraham converted the winning kick, after Jed Steer had saved two penalties at the start of the shootout, to spark wild celebrations among the Villa supporters. The visitors made hard work of it, failing to break down an Albion side who were forced to play for 40 minutes with 10 men, including all of extra time, after Chris Brunt was sent off for two bookable offences. Both fouls were committed on John McGinn the pair …

How an amateurs favour revealed the cold-blooded winner in Tiger Woods

Steve Scott handed Woods the 1996 US amateur title with a sporting gesture and is in awe of his old rivals resurgence Steve Scott understands Tiger Woodss propensity for heroics to a greater degree than most. It has been 23 years since he finished runner-up as Woods became the first player to win the US Amateur Championship three times, in his final event before turning professional. And yet, even Scott looked on with disbelief as Woods Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Charges dropped against UFC star Conor McGregor in cell phone incident

(CNN)Florida prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against star fighter Conor McGregor in connection with an alleged cell phone smashing incident in March. According to Madani’s memo, the alleged victim lives in England and would no longer participate in the prosecution. The memo states that Santiago Cueto, the attorney for the alleged victim, says his client “has been made whole” by McGregor. Cueto adds that his client no longer believes McGregor “sought to injure or damage him or his property or permanently or temporarily deprive him of his property.” McGregor (21-4-0), who formerly held UFC belts in two divisions, hasn’t won a fight since 2016. He last fought in the UFC in October, when he lost to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. …