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Tommy Fleetwood makes HUGE admission after stunning US Open final round

Fleetwood went into the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills, six shots off the pace, but he carded a stunning round of 63 to set a target in the clubhouse of two over par. The Race to Dubai champion was impeccable in and around the green with his approaches at six and seven. He also made an incredible 55-foot putt for a birdie at the second. While Shinnecock Hills has proved very hard to tame this term, Fleetwood gave himself a chance of landing his first Major. But the Englishman thinks his score will fall just short.

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In what has been a mixed weekend at the Shinnecock Hills golf course, it was Fleetwood who finished with a flurry. The Englishman began the day six shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson heading into the final round. But he raised his game to another level on the final day to move two-over for the tournament and keep himself in contention of winning the US Open. The 27-year-old has never won a PGA Tour event since turning pro in 2010. However, he has slowly been making a name for himself on the tour and has enjoyed three top 10 finishes

Officials suspect arson at site of Randolph killing

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Blue Jays hit back-to-back homers in 8th to sweep Nationals

If Teoscar Hernandez was hurting after being hit by a pitch, he wasn’t going to let it show on the field. Hernandez took a ball off his unprotected right elbow in the fourth inning, reeling back from the plate in pain and taking his base after being examined by team trainers. He gunned down a runner at third base in the sixth and hit the game-winning home run in the eighth as the Toronto Blue Jays competed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals on Sunday with an 8-6 victory. Randal Grichuk hit two home runs, while Teoscar Hernandez and

Switzerland holds favoured Brazil to draw at World Cup

Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0. Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead in the 20th minute with a volley that bounced in off the right post. Steven Zuber then headed in the equalizer in the 50th. Mexican referee Cesar Ramos dismissed complaints that Zuber had shoved defender Miranda before getting to the corner from Xherdan Shaqiri. “I was pushed out of the way.

Tommy Fleetwood shoots sixth 63 in US Open history; barely misses putt at 62

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Mike Davis promised the golf course would be softer Sunday at Shinnecock Hills. It was expected scores would be much lower. Tommy Fleetwood made good on that promise, shooting 63 in the final round, racing up the leaderboard and posting the clubhouse lead Sunday afternoon. Fleetwood made eight birdies and just one bogey on the par-70 course, finishing with a 63 and a four-day total of two-over par. His 63, the sixth in Open history, ties the record for lowest score in a U.S. Open. The 27-year-old Englishman shot 15 strokes better than he did on Saturday,

It’s complicated: To understand Mickelson’s controversial actions, you must first understand Phil

Phil Mickelson is complicated; so is understanding his controversial actions | Golf.comlogo-golflogo-golfSI-icon-searchSI-icon-searchCloseDownDownDownDownDownDownlogo-golf It’s complicated: To understand Mickelson’s controversial actions, you must first understand Phil SOURCE: GoogleNews

Nature Valley Open: Angry Johanna Konta loses in Nottingham final

Konta beat Barty on her way to reaching last year’s Nottingham final A furious Johanna Konta lost out to Ashleigh Barty in the final of the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham. Konta had recovered from 4-1 down in the decider to level at 4-4 but a controversial call allowed Barty go 5-4 ahead. The Briton got into a heated discussion with umpire Paula Vieira Souza, which seemed to affected her concentration. She was broken in the next game to give Barty a 6-3 3-6 6-4 win and did not shake the umpire’s hand at the end. “At 4-4 in the

Norrie set to face Wawrinka on opening day at Queen’s

Cameron Norrie is currently ranked 79 in the world 2018 Fever-Tree Championships on the BBC Venue: Queen’s Club, London Dates: 18-24 June Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app. British number two Cameron Norrie will play three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka at Queen’s Club on Monday. Andy Murray, making his comeback after a year out with a hip injury, plays Australian Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday at the Fever-Tree Championships. Kyle Edmund, who has replaced Murray as British number one, meets American Ryan Harrison the same day. Twelve-time

Trump in Palm Beach: Trump follows custom, does not attend Bush funeral

UPDATE 1:39 p.m.: Melania Trump sat beside former President Barack Obama at the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. Also in the front row were former first ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. Former president  Bill Clinton was also in attendance.

According to an article in USA Today, it is customary for first ladies to attend the funerals of their predecessors, but presidents rarely do. President Barack Obama did not attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral in 2016, or Betty Ford’s in 2011.

The last sitting president to attend a first lady’s funeral was John F. Kennedy, who attended Eleanor Roosevelt’s funeral in 1962. (President Bill Clinton did not attend the funeral for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in New York, but did speak at a graveside service for her at Arlington National Cemetery in 1994.)

Melania Trump honored Barbara Bush’s devotion to White House staff by bringing as her guests two career staffers from the White House residence, former head maitre d’ George Hainey, and usher Buddy Carter.

Shortly after the funeral, Melania Trump posted these tweets.

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UPDATE 12:26 p.m.: The president left Trump International Golf Course after 3-1/2 hours and headed back to the “Southern White House” to watch the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. 

Although the president has been criticized for not attending the funeral with his wife Melania, Trump is not the first president to miss a first lady’s funeral.

UPDATE 11:41 p.m.: In his criticism of a New York Times story that suggested his personal attorney Michael Cohen might cooperate with federal prosecutors, the president said reporters, including Pulitizer winner Maggie Haberman, relied on “non-existent “sources” and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael…”

So,  who is the “loser?” 

Trump adviser Roger Stone, quoted in the Times articletold Palm Beach Post political reporter George Bennett that it is not him. 

Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg, also quoted in the article, told CNN’s Abby Phillip: “I have no idea who POTUS is talking about so I have no response.”

UPDATE 11:03 a.m.: Media response to the president’s swipe at New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Maggie Haberman has been swift.

The Times tweeted that it stands by Haberman and other reporters who authored the story.

Haberman, herself, posted this reply moments after Trump’s tweet.

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UPDATE 8:17 a.m.: Moments after arriving at Trump International Golf Course this morning the president lashed out at New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for a story she co-authored on Friday indicating the Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, could end up cooperating with federal officials who are investigating him for activity that could relate, at least in part, to work he did for Trump. 

Trump initially misspelled Haberman’s name in the tweets, then deleted and re-posted with the correct spelling.

Haberman is a White House correspondent for the times. She joined the paper in February 2015 as a campaign correspondent and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for national reporting on Donald Trump team’s connections with Russia.

Although the president regularly criticizes the Times, calling it a “failing” paper, he returns her calls and gives her exclusives earning her the moniker “Trump Whisperer,” according to an October 2017 article in Vanity Fair about her relationship with the president.

“He wouldn’t talk to me as much as he does if I wasn’t at the Times,” the article quotes Haberman saying in a podcast . “That’s just the reality. He craves the paper’s approval.”

UPDATE 8:12 a.m.: The president has arrived at Trump International Golf Club in suburban West Palm Beach.

Good morning. It’s 74 degrees in Palm Beach under partly cloudy skies with a high of 84 degrees expected. Here’s a look at Mar-a-Lago. 

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The president has no official events Saturday or Sunday. He is expected to leave Palm Beach and return to Washington, DC at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.


The Southern Boulevard bridge and roads near Mar-a-Lago remain closed. 

The president spent five hours at his golf club in suburban West Palm Beach on Friday and hosted a GOP roundtable at Mar-a-Lago in the evening.

It is not known in the president will golf today. However, the press pool is already gathered at Mar-a-Lago – customary on days the president golfs.

First Lady Melania Trump is expected to attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush in Texas today.

As of 7:16 a.m. the president had not tweeted.

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