With an impressive back nine at Colonial on Sunday, Spieth won at home in Texas for the first time on the PGA Tour in the Dean & Deluca Invitational. Jordan Spieth celebrates his birdie on the 16th green during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas.
He had three consecutive birdies after making the turn, and three more in a row to finish his final round at 5-under 65, including a chip-in birdie from behind the 17th green after a fortunate bounce off a marshal. World No 2 Spieth punctuated his eighth career victory with a 34-foot birdie putt when he needed only a bogey to take first place.
Last month at Augusta, Spieth blew a five-stroke lead on the back nine when trying to win the Masters for the second year in a row. He is the reigning US Open champion, and will be trying to defend that title at Oakmont in three weeks. Spieth started Sunday at Hogan's Alley with nine consecutive pars, including a 32-footer on the par-3 eighth after hitting his first shot into heavy rough. There was also the guy in the gallery at No 10 that yelled out "Remember the Masters, Jordan!" and other similar comments. While Spieth wasn't sure if they were positive or negative reminders, they certainly provided some motivation.
He yanked his ball out of the bunker over the green before a chip to inside three feet for a bogey.
On 14, after hitting his drive into a fairway bunker and shouting after his approach short of the green, he saved par with a 14-footer that rolled just to the right edge before dropping into the cup. Spieth signed a glove "Thanks!" to the marshal, but his approach from 173 yards sailed over the green before he chipped in after relief because it landed against a temporary grandstand. Nearly two months before his 23rd birthday, Spieth broke a tie with Tiger Woods for wins at age 22 or younger. With the first-prize check of $1.2 million and a plaid jacket to go with the green one from the Masters, Spieth has earned more than $24 million on the PGA Tour. When the final group was introduced before teeing off at No 1, the applause and cheers for Palmer were as loud as those for Spieth. Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn won her third consecutive LPGA title on Sunday, firing a final round 5-under par 67 to win the inaugural Volvik Championship by five strokes over American Christina Kim.
Ariya became the first player to capture her first three LPGA crowns in consecutive fashion, and the 20-year-old from Bangkok moved within two of the tour record of five straight wins shared by Sweden's Annika Sorenstam and American Nancy Lopez.
Ariya became the first Thai player to win an LPGA title by taking the Yokohama Tire Classic in Alabama earlier this month and added the Kingsmill Championship two weeks ago.
Ariya is the first LPGA player to win three events in a row since South Korea's Park In-bee in 2013. She will skip next week's Shoprite LPGA Classic to focus on the Women's PGA Championship at Sammamish, Washington, from June 9-12.
Kim was second at 278 after a closing 71 with Canada's Brooke Henderson and American Jessica Korda, the 23-year-old daughter of former ATP standout Petr Korda, sharing third place at 279. Only three men have ever won both the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix, and Alexander Rossi is halfway to becoming the fourth after the rookie scored an unlikely win at The Brickyard on Sunday. Better known in Formula One circles than the IndyCar circuit before Sunday, Rossi will now be forever remembered as the winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, his likeness engraved onto the Borg Warner Trophy alongside a host of motor racing greats like Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi and AJ Foyt.
Alexander Rossi dunks himself with milk after winning Sunday's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. Many who do not know Rossi soon will, with the 24-year-old American set to be jetted around the US on a whirlwind media junket that will include dozens of appearances on television talk shows.
While nearly every driver in the 33-car field had grown up dreaming of winning the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing', Rossi grew up in California dreaming of racing Formula One - and at 16 he left home for Europe to pursue that ambition.
Last year, Rossi realized his lifelong dream when he earned a ride with Manor and started five Grand Prix races. But this season the reality of Formula One hit home when he found himself on the outside looking in after Indonesian Rio Haryanto's backers offered the struggling team more money. Running out of time and options, Rossi signed on with one of IndyCar's top teams, Andretti Autosport, although he remains a reserve driver for Manor.
Only Montoya, Clark and Hill won both Indy and Monaco, which are traditionally run on the same day and with his F1 connections and desires, Rossi could yet find himself on the Monte Carlo starting grid.
A winning IndyCar driver and son of former Formula One world champion Mario, Michael made an ill-fated move to the glamor circuit in 1993, joining McLaren as Ayrton Senna's teammate - but lasted just one season. Andretti earned a single podium finish with a third place finish at Monza before returning home. Perennial Grand Slam title contenders Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray were joined in the French Open quarter-finals by two unfamiliar faces on Sunday as the Parisian clay continued to turn up unexpected plot lines. It was no surprise to see Swiss titleholder Wawrinka beat Viktor Troicki, although it took a while for the third seed to subdue the Serb 7-6 (5), 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-2. Murray's 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-3 defeat of John Isner was entirely predictable, even if the second seed had to save three set points in the opener before extending his career record over the towering American to 6-0 in clinical fashion.
Shelby Rogers of the US celebrates beating Irina Begu of Romania in the fourth round of the French Open in Paris on Sunday. Three-time semifinalist Murray will play Richard Gasquet, the sole surviving French singles player, who had the crowd in raptures on Court Philippe Chatrier with a scintillating 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win over Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori. Ninth-seeded Gasquet, 29, collapsed joyously on his back after sealing victory and a long-overdue place in the last eight of his home Grand Slam for the first time in 13 attempts.
Who would have thought a left-hander named Albert Ramos-Vinolas, rather than nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, would be leading the Spanish men's challenge? But that is the reality after Nadal pulled out with a damaged left wrist on Friday and Ramos-Vinolas, a first-round loser for the last four years, crushed eighth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 on a damp, murky day in the capital. American Shelby Rogers, ranked so low that she only just scraped in as a direct entry, backed up her stunning win over two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to beat Romania's 25th seed Irina Begu 6-3, 6-4, bursting into tears at the end. Whether or not she will be exercising her tear ducts on Tuesday depends how she performs against fourth seed Garbine Muguruza, who maintained her impressive form with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. Muguruza, 22, lost her opening set but has been faultless since to reach a third consecutive French Open quarterfinal to stay on course to become the first Spanish woman to lift the trophy since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 1998. Wawrinka and Murray are also looking ominously in the groove as they move towards a likely semifinal showdown. Wawrinka, taken to five sets in the first round, is on an eight-match winning streak on clay after claiming the Geneva title, while Murray made it nine in a row against Isner, having won the title in Rome.
The best might be yet to come if two of the game's most popular stars end up facing each other. The International Sports Services Trade Conference of the 4th Beijing International Fair for Trade in Service was held on Sunday at the National Convention Center. As Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the conference focused on promotion of the Winter Olympics and development of the sports industry. Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza lost their cool as their hopes of holding all four Grand Slam doubles titles were dashed with a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open on Sunday. The Indo-Swiss team dubbed "Santina" hoped to win four majors in a row after following up last year's Wimbledon and US Open triumphs with a victory at January's Australian Open.
But the top seeds were less than sharp on a gloomy day at Roland Garros and their bid to complete the 'Santina Slam' ended after the Czechs blasted a service return winner to break Hingis in the final game. Chelsea captain John Terry believes his former manager Jose Mourinho will lead Manchester United back to the top.
Mourinho was appointed United manager earlier this week after Louis van Gaal was fired two days after leading the Red Devils to an FA Cup victory.
Starlin Castro's two-run homer off Jake Odorizzi in the seventh inning was enough to lift the Yankees a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday in Tampa, Florida. According to Baseball Reference data going back to 1913, the Yankees' only other one-hit win was when Charlie Mullen had an RBI single to beat Cleveland in six innings of a doubleheader nightcap on July 10, 1914. David Fizdale, an assistant coach for the NBA's Miami Heat for the past eight seasons, was named on Sunday as the new coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. It will be the first head coaching post for Fizdale, who replaces the fired Dave Joerger, now coach of the Sacramento Kings. Fizdale, 41, has also been an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks. Zinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid as the "club of my life" after a dramatic Champions League penalty shootout victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday that left Atletico coach Diego Simeone pondering his future.
Former France and Real Madrid star Zidane scored the winning goal when Real beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to lift the title in Glasgow in 2002. Real Madrid players pose with the trophy after winning a shootout in Saturday's UEFA Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Milan, Italy.
Having been the assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when the Italian coaching great steered Real to the 10th - 'La Decima' - title in Lisbon two years ago, Zidane now gets a taste of the trophy for a third time after joining an elite few who have lifted it as both a player and a coach.
Once a favorite at Juventus, the 43-year-old Zidane said there is now no other club in his heart. Two years ago, Real captain Sergio Ramos tied the game in the dying seconds to keep Real in the final, before it ran riot in extra time to prevail 4-1.
Atletico came to Milan determined to make amends, but Simeone's squad was dominated from the opening whistle at San Siro stadium. Ramos tallied in the 15th minute to take the wind out of Atletico's sails and French striker Antoine Griezmann nearly widend the gap when he slammed a penalty off the underside of the crossbar seconds into the second half.
Despite Yannick Carrasco knotting the score in the 79th minute, Atletico was undone in the shootout after club favorite Juanfran blasted his attempt off the upright. Carrasco's miss handed Cristiano Ronaldo the chance to secure Real's 11th crown with his subsequent spot kick. The result left Simeone devastated, and the Argentinian gave an indication of his feelings when he admitted he could be pushed to think about his future with the two-time Europa League winner.
Atletico has still never lifted the European Cup, also losing the 1974 final to Bayern Munich in a replay. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos paid tribute to coach Zinedine Zidane's inspirational qualities after the Spanish giant was crowned kings of Europe for the 11th time on Saturday. Ramos has been one of the stars of Real's latest two triumphs, having scored a late equalizer that pushed the 2014 final into extra-ime before hitting the opener on Saturday after just 15 minutes, only for Yannick Carrasco to pull Atletico even with 11 minutes remaining in regulation time.
But for the man-of-the-match, Zidane's cool-headedness and leadership skills have helped tighten relations in a Real dressing room that, earlier this season, was not quite as cohesive.
Zidane was handed the head coach's position when Rafael Benitez was fired by Real in January. The former France and Real Madrid forward's superb match-winning volley secured the title for Real in 2002 when the Spaniards beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Having been the assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when the Italian coaching great steered Real to the 10th - 'La Decima' - title in Lisbon two years ago, Zidane now gets a taste of the trophy for a third time after joining an elite few who have lifted the trophy as a player and a coach.
Serena Williams said on Saturday the health dangers posed by the Zika virus in Rio ahead of the Olympics are a serious concern, while Novak Djokovic pleaded for the impact on Brazilians not to be underestimated. An open letter addressed to the World Health Organization (WHO) signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers on Friday called for the August Games to be moved or delayed to help prevent the spread of Zika.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against Aljaz Bedene of Britain at the French Open on Saturday. Holding the Games in Rio, the second worst affected city in Brazil, would be "irresponsible" and "unethical" and could risk spreading the virus to "poor, as-yet unaffected places" like Africa and South Asia. The tennis event in Rio has already been hit by no-shows - although not necessarily health-related.
So far, 17th-ranked John Isner of the United States, Austrian 15th seed Dominic Thiem, Bernard Tomic, the world number 22 from Australia and Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez, 23 in the rankings, have all announced they are giving the Olympics a miss. They were joined on Saturday by former Roland Garros semifinalist Ernests Gulbis, who panned the sport's appearance at the Olympics as "tennis tourism". That group of no-shows could still be joined by 2008 champion Rafael Nadal if the Spaniard fails to recover from the wrist tendon injury which caused him to withdraw from the French Open on Friday. Men's world No 1 Djokovic said any talk of canceling or moving the Olympics was unrealistic. He also believes the international coverage afforded to the Zika virus ignores the concerns of local people. The controversial Gulbis, who also made the fourth round in Paris on Saturday, said he had no desire at all to represent Latvia at the Olympics. The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the event over the Zika virus. An open letter addressed to the global health body signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers on Friday called for the August Games to be moved or delayed to help prevent the spread of Zika virus. Holding the Games in Rio, the second worst affected city in Brazil, would be "irresponsible" and "unethical" and could risk spreading the virus to "poor, as-yet unaffected places" like Africa and South Asia, said the letter. Zika, which can cause birth defects including a devastating syndrome known as microcephaly in which babies are born with unusually small heads and brains, can be introduced to a new region when a local mosquito picks it up from an infected human. If it lives long enough, the mosquito then infects people it subsequently bites, starting a vicious cycle.
Brazilian authorities on Saturday also said the Games would proceed as planned, with the health ministry saying it would continue to follow the guidance of WHO, which has deemed the risk of Zika infection in August - the middle of winter in Brazil - to be "minimal".
Nearly 1,300 babies have been born in Brazil with irreversible brain damage since the mosquito-borne Zika began to spread there last year.
The virus can also cause adult-onset neurological problems such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which can cause paralysis and death. And when Curry came on late, the Golden State Warriors were assured at least one more game in their record-setting season. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant tries to shoot over Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during Game 6 of their Western Conference final on Saturday. Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points as the defending champions forced a seventh game in the Western Conference final with a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.
Curry bounced back from a slow start to finish with 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
The Warriors, who set a regular-season record with 73 wins, will host Game 7 on Monday, trying to become the 10th team to overcome a 3-1 series deficit to reach the NBA Finals, against Cleveland.
Thompson scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors overcome an eight-point deficit. Oklahoma City dominated Games 3 and 4 at home, but the Warriors made 21 of 44 3-pointers on Saturday, while OKC was just 3 of 23. Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Russell Westbrook added 28 for the Thunder, but Durant made just 10 of 31 shots and Westbrook was 10 of 27. OKC, which blew a number of fourth-quarter leads during the regular season but had been better in the playoffs, fell apart in the final minutes after Golden State had finally gone ahead for good. Thompson's barrage was similar to Curry's performance in Oklahoma City during the regular season.
Thompson kept Golden State in it with four 3-pointers in just over seven minutes to start the fourth quarter. Westbrook lost control of the ball, and after Thompson missed a 3, Westbrook turned the ball over again, leading to a layup by Curry. Steven Adams' powerful one-handed dunk on Warriors All-Star Draymond Green drew a roar from the crowd and gave Oklahoma City a 37-28 lead.
Thompson opened the second half with back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Warriors a 54-53 edge, but the Thunder closed the quarter strong and led 83-75 heading into the fourth.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said on Saturday.
A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police spokesman DeMarquis Black said in a statement. When Dejean-Jones began kicking at the bedroom door, the man retrieved a handgun and fired.
Officers who responded found Dejean-Jones collapsed in an outdoor passageway, and he died at a hospital. Dejean-Jones was visiting his girlfriend for his daughter's first birthday, which was on Saturday, according to his agent, Scott W.
He said the girlfriend returned to the apartment first while Dejean-Jones went for a walk after they had gone out. She lives on the fourth floor, and Dejean-Jones, who was visiting the complex for the first time, went to the third.
It is legal in Texas for someone to use deadly force in order to protect themselves from intruders.
Julie Keel, a spokesperson for Camden Property Trust, the real estate company that owns the apartment complex confirmed the complex's manager had sent out an e-mail to residents saying that the person who had been shot had been trying to break into "the apartment of an estranged acquaintance" and that the person had "inadvertently" broken into the wrong apartment. The police could not confirm Dejean-Jones was trying to access an acquaintance's apartment. I've been a Manchester United fan ever since I was a kid, enthralled by stars such as Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, George Best, and countless others. The 1958 Munich air crash, in which eight of the club's star players were killed, part of a generation of homegrown players known as the Busby Babes after their iconic manager, Matt Busby, still sticks in my mind.
I was 11 at the time, and the image of the mangled wreck of the British European Airways' turboprop plane, which crashed as it was taking off in a snowstorm, will stick in my mind forever.


The biggest loss was England forward Duncan Edwards, who'd risen through the ranks under Busby's tutelage, only to die days after the crash from horrendous injuries. The club has a massive following in China, as a 2012 poll by research specialists Kantar showed. Before Malcolm Glazer bought the club in 2005 for 790 million pounds, it was the most profitable in the world. Alex Ferguson, a Scot who amassed 38 honors including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cup trophies and two Champions League titles in his 27 years in charge at Old Trafford, is widely regarded as one of the most successful managers and tacticians of all time. Ferguson personally handpicked his successor, the excellent David Moyes, who had worked wonders at Everton with little money to spend on players. But the Moyes magic failed to work at Old Trafford, and after his ugly dismissal, along came the taciturn Dutchman Louis van Gaal, who ultimately failed to get either the players, the fans or the media on his side, despite winning the FA Cup on May 21.
He was sacked hours after his FA Cup glory for the ultimate crime of failing to secure the club a place in next season's Champions League, the elite and lucrative European competition. So another messy sacking; and, at the time of writing, all eyes are on the mercurial Portuguese manager Jose Morinho to take over. Jose Mourinho was expected to become Manchester United's new manager on Friday after reportedly agreeing a deal to take charge at Old Trafford. British media reports on Thursday claimed an agreement is now in place for the former Chelsea manager to fulfil his long-held ambition to manage the Premier League club. United was set to officially confirm the 53-year-old's appointment after the deal was delayed due to discussions over Mourinho's image rights. Mourinho is said to have been offered a three-year contract that will pay him between 5 and 10 million pounds ($14 million) per season. It was also reported Mourinho, back in management five months after being fired by Chelsea in December, is set to be given bonuses that will pay 5 million and 2.5 million pounds respectively if he leads United to the Champions League or Premier League title. Talks between Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes and United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward have resolved problems with Chelsea's control of his image rights, paving the way for the controversial and charismatic boss to fulfil his long-held dream of managing the Manchester giant. Mourinho was seen strolling back to his town house in the upmarket London district of Belgravia on Thursday, and soon after those images emerged it was reported he had agreed to the deal. Mourinho, always conscious of his public persona, was said to have spent part of Thursday crafting his message to United fans in a statement which will accompany the club's announcement. The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto boss will take charge of United for the first time when the club face Borussia Dortmund in Shanghai on July 22 on the first leg of a two-game tour of China.
However, Mourinho should appear on the home bench at Old Trafford before then because he is due to take charge of an England XI in a charity game for Unicef against a Rest of the World XI on June 5. One of the main obstacles to Mourinho's pursuits of silverware with United will be found on the other side of Manchester where his old rival Pep Guardiola is due to start work as City manager next week after moving to Eastlands from Bayern Munich. Mourinho and Guardiola exchanged barbs throughout their time at Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively and the renewal of their bitter feud with both men in the same city promises to be one of the most fascinating aspects of the Premier League next season.
Although United legend Eric Cantona this week claimed Mourinho, renowned for his negative tactics, was not a good fit, the club's former defender Rio Ferdinand was quick to welcome his impending arrival. United icon Cristiano Ronaldo, now at Real Madrid where he played under Mourinho, added: "I hope United get back to being what they were because it's an impressive club but in the last years they lacked an identity a bit. Mourinho is reported to already be lining up new signings as he seeks to bolster an unbalanced squad that limped to a fifth place finish in the Premier League before ending the unlamented Van Gaal era by beating Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Even without the lure of Champions League action next season, Mourinho is hopeful of making several high-profile additions.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan, is one target and on Thursday he hinted a move to Old Trafford could be in the cards.
The Sweden striker has left Paris Saint Germain and, asked if there had been an offer from United, Ibrahimovic said with a smile: "I think it's a great move (by United) - you want action, you bring in Mourinho. Photographers scramble to get a shot of former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho outside his house in London on Thursday. Ronaldo, a three-time world player of the year, has never scored a goal at San Siro stadium but has the chance to match and surpass his own record of 17 Champions League goals in a season. Two years after Real defender Sergio Ramos scored the tying goal in the dying seconds to inspire a stunning extra-time comeback and secure a 10th triumph in Lisbon, the Portuguese superstar said winning an 11th crown is far more important than who hits the net. Victory would see Real Madrid embellish its reputation as the most successful club in Europe after winning the inaugural edition, the European Champions Clubs' Cup, in 1956 when Argentinian Hector Rial struck the winner in a 4-3 victory over French giant Stade Reims in Paris. Atletico's achievements may pale in comparison, but the threat from Diego Simeone's men, who have restricted Real to only one win in their past 10 meetings since the 2014 final, is legitimate.
Before winning two Europa League titles in 2010 and 2012, the Rojiblancos' last continental trophy was the defunct European Cup Winners' Cup in 1962.
Yet only two years after Lisbon, Simeone's men are back, having stunned Barcelona in the quarterfinals, and ended the hopes of the Catalan giant's former coach Pep Guardiola when they ousted his Bayern Munich side on away goals in the semifinals.
Real fans may have history on their side, but Zinedine Zindane's men have beaten Atletico only once in 10 meetings since their 4-1 victory in Lisbon two years ago. Unsurprisingly, Simeone is bullish ahead of a clash that Ronaldo said will settle which side rules the roost in the Spanish capital.
He believes the key to beating Real will be breaking down a solid defence and making sure his players remain vigilant at set pieces. Two years ago, Atletico was a whisker away from aven-ging its European Cup final loss to Bayern Munich in 1974 (4-0) after Diego Godin gave Simeone's men a 36th minute opener. Ramos' 93rd minute equalizer, however, pushed the match into extra time and, with the fresh momentum, Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Ronaldo, from the spot, struck to compound Atletico's misery. Now, it is Ronaldo, Bale and French striker Karim Benzema who could have their work cut out, while Ramos and Pepe, Zidane's preferred centerback partnership, will be wary of a repeat of recent history.
Atletico has recorded 35 shutouts in 56 games this season, including at home to Barcelona and Bayern Munich when the German giant was dumped out of the competition. Atletico also managed a 1-0 triumph at Real's Santiago Bernabeu stadium to inflict Zidane's squad with his only La Liga loss in four months when the sides last met in February.
Ronaldo, who has battled back from an injury scare in recent days, admitted: "Atletico always plays the same way. After becoming the first Chinese and youngest ever rider to compete in three-day eventing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Hua Tian said the intervening years have increased his commitment to success in representing his country on the international stage.
Son of a Chinese father and British mother, Hua Tian failed to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics but two years later he became the first Chinese equestrian to win an individual medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, when he took silver in eventing.
Hua Tian will embark on his second Olympic odyssey when he represents China at the Rio Olympics in August.
He has proved to be an outstanding ambassador for his nation and his sport, carrying China's colors at iconic European events in Fontainebleau, Badminton, Burghley, Saumur, Blenheim and Chatsworth.
In 2014, he qualified for three major championships and was the only Asian rider at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Hua Tian had a highly successful Olympic qualification campaign in 2015, winning one qualifier and placing second in another.
Equine sports rank as one of the fastest growing activities among China's affluent classes and will continue to expand. No, his Golden State Warriors are going back to Oklahoma City, after keeping their title reign and the winningest season in NBA history alive for at least one more game. Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to awaken Golden State's raucous crowd, and the defending champions staved off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.
For all the speculation about the current state of Curry's beat-up body - that troublesome ankle, sore knee or tender elbow - he did it all.
The MVP made a snazzy layup late and dished out six assists, while Klay Thompson added 27 points as Golden State sent the best-of-seven series back to Oklahoma City for Game 6 on Saturday night. The Warriors trail 3-2 and are trying to become just the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 series deficit.
Kevin Durant scored 40 points and Russell Westbrook added 31 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and five steals for the Thunder, trying for the fifth NBA Finals appearance in franchise history and chasing just the second championship after the 1978-79 Seattle SuperSonics won it all. The record-setting, 73-win Warriors, coming off their first back-to-back losses all season, were blown out at Oklahoma City by a combined 52 points. Durant's 3-pointer with 4:34 left got the Thunder within 103-98, then Curry answered with a three-point play. Curry scored seven points in a 58-second stretch of the second quarter, but the Thunder didn't go away easily. Curry shot 9 for 20 and also had five steals, while Thompson had his 11th 20-point game for the second straight postseason despite shooting 2 for 9 from 3-point range. Kerr figured his Warriors might have an edge against the percentages of teams having trailed 3-1 because they're the defending champs and were playing at home, where they have been nearly unbeatable.
Kerr called for center Andrew Bogut to do more and the 7-footer delivered with a playoff career-high 15 points and 14 rebounds for his second double-double this postseason and seventh of his career. Marreese Speights had a pair of three-point plays on follow shots and a 3 in the second quarter to give Golden State a nice lift off the bench. He had nine points in four minutes during that stretch and 14 points overall for his fifth double-digit scoring game this postseason. With his 1,248th career postseason point in the third, Curry passed Wilt Chamberlain (1,246) for second place on the franchise's playoff scoring list.
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry drives to the basket against Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of Thursday's Game 5 of the Western Conference final in Oakland, California.
The 24-year-old from Pontiac, Michigan, who began training camp hoping just to make the team scored both of Pittsburgh's goals in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.
Pittsburgh will host the Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final on Monday night.
In a building littered with stars, it was the relentlessness of Rust and the steadiness of 22-year-old Canadian goaltender Matt Murray that provided the difference as the Penguins reached the final for the first time since 2009.
In disarray in December when Sullivan took over for Mike Johnston, the Penguins sprinted through April and May and will head into June with a chance to win the franchise's fourth Cup, one that would serve as a bookend to its last triumph seven years ago, when stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were still in their early 20s. Yet here they are after dispatching the New York Rangers in five games, the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals in six and the defending Eastern Conference champion Lightning in seven. Jonathan Drouin scored his fifth goal of the playoffs for the Lightning and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 37 saves, but it wasn't enough to send Tampa Bay back to the final for a second straight year.
Captain Steven Stamkos had two shots in 11:55 in his return from a two-month layoff while dealing with blood clots. That group includes Rust, who forced his way onto the roster thanks to feverish skating and a self-confidence that belies his 5-foot-11 frame. That effort - or "desperation level" as Crosby calls it - provided the Penguins with the boost they needed to overcome history. Pittsburgh had dropped five straight Game 7s at home, including a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay in a 2011 series in which both Crosby and Evgeni Malkin missed due to injury. That loss had become symbolic of the Penguins' postseason shortcomings following their gritty run to the Cup in 2009. When injury forced the 2008 Beijing gold medalist to withdraw from the 2012 London Games, he described it as "one of the saddest moments of my career". No wonder he finds it baffling the likes of American John Isner, Australian Bernard Tomic, rising Austrian Dominic Thiem and fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez have chosen to skip Rio in August. Isner blamed his decision on a crammed tennis calendar, with the US Open taking place shortly after the Rio Games and the Davis Cup quarterfinals just after Wimbledon. But the lack of ranking points at this year's Olympics was also a major factor for the American. World 1 Novak Djokovic had some sympathy for players such as Isner and thought ranking points should have been awarded in Rio like they had been in London, where up to 750 points were on offer. But points or no points, Nadal thought those who choose to skip the Games will end up regretting their decisions.
It is the kind of punishment her younger sister, world No 1 Serena, metes out on a regular basis.
Since reaching the last 16 here in 2010, Venus has made it to at least the quarterfinals at the three other Grand Slams.
But after being diagnosed with the debilitating Sjogren's syndrome in 2011, playing on the slow red clay has proved to be a particularly difficult challenge for the 35-year-old. LeBron James scored 23 points then sat for the fourth quarter and Kevin Love scored 25 as Cleveland unleashed tenacious defense against Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference final with a 116-78 rout in Game 5 on Wednesday night. On their home court in front of 20,000-plus screaming fans following two straight losses in Canada, the Cavs opened a 34-point lead in the first half and never slowed en route to taking a 3-2 series lead. They can clinch their second straight conference title and a trip to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 6 on Friday night in Toronto. The Raptors, who came in with momentum and confidence after winning Games 3 and 4, left Quicken Loans Arena shaken and one loss from having their deepest playoff run stopped. James had eight assists and six rebounds in 31 minutes before checking out late in the third quarter with the Cavs up by 37.
Kyrie Irving added 23 points and he, James and Love outscored the Raptors 43-34 in the first half.
DeMar DeRozan scored 14 points and Kyle Lowry had 13 for the Raptors, who were overwhelmed from the start. The only positive for Toronto was center Jonas Valanciunas, who returned after missing eight straight games with a sprained right ankle. Playing defense as if every possession was the game's last, Cleveland held Toronto to 34 points in the opening half while building a 31-point halftime lead - the largest in conference finals history.
Since their expansion arrival in 1993, the Raptors had never been down by 30 at halftime in any game - regular season or playoffs - but they have rarely seen a defense like this either. Love found his shooting touch after it went missing during the lost weekend in Toronto, where he went just 5 of 23 and was benched for the fourth quarter of Game 4. He finished 8 of 10 from the field - a confidence-boosting performance that should temporarily quiet his critics. The Cavs made a point of getting Love the ball right away and he responded by making all four field goal attempts, dropping a 3 late in the first quarter that pushed the Cavs to a 37-19 lead. Cleveland's onslaught continued in the second quarter, and when James got free for an easy two-handed dunk, Cavs fans could relax and begin making TV viewing plans for Friday. These looked more like the Cavaliers who opened the postseason with 10 straight wins, obliterated the Raptors by a combined 50 points in Games 1 and 2 and given a chance to beat whomever survived in the West. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James talks with teammate Kevin Love during the second quarter of Wednesday's Game 5 of the NBA's Eastern Conference final against the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes. For now, there is only concern - and Rory McIlroy is the latest player to say Zika is on his mind. In an interview with the BBC after his Irish Open victory, McIlroy said he has been reading up on the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects.
McIlroy is engaged, and indicated he and his fiancee might be starting a family in the next few years. Willett's wife, Nicole, had their first child just 11 days before he slipped on the green jacket.
The International Golf Federation posted a two-page update on its website last month, and is passing along Zika-related material from the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Organization to tours and player liaisons.
Andy Levinson, executive director of USA Golf, said on Tuesday updates from WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are posted in the weekly bulletins left in lockers and on the Players Links website, where PGA Tour players get other pertinent information they don't want to miss - like tee times, and FedEx Cup points, and where to leave their courtesy cars. Two weeks ago at The Players Championship, the PGA Tour's doctor took part in one-on-ones with players about Zika. Vijay Singh made a passing reference to Zika last month when the 53-year-old Fijian decided not to play. The other players to pull out - Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel - cited a busy schedule or family priorities. Ask a player a question, and there's bound to be an answer, even if it's not entirely informed. IGF executive director Antony Scanlon said he was in Rio de Janeiro a few weeks ago for meetings and saw workers spraying "an unbelievable amount of anti-mosquito" repellant around the various venues. He also repeated the timing - August is the tail end of winter in Brazil, and mosquitoes are not expected to be as prevalent.
It could be another example that the Olympics mean more to the women, who rarely get a stage as large as this and have a stronger tradition of competing for country in what was the first truly global tour.
Various headlines made it sound as though McIlroy and Willett might skip the Olympics because of Zika, and while their answers allowed some wiggle room, the context of their statements suggested nothing has changed.
This much is clear - golfers currently eligible for the Olympics are having to study more than hole locations and wind direction.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy tracks a tee shot under the watchful eye of England's Danny Willett during the final round of the Irish Open at The K Club, County Kildare, Ireland last Sunday. Just over six months ago, Knox got in as an alternate for his first World Golf Championship, scrambled to secure a Chinese visa and wound up winning the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
Knox had a one-shot lead with three holes to play in the Irish Open until Rory McIlroy hit two shots with a fairway metal that will be talked about in Ireland for years - onto the 16th green for a two-putt birdie (and a two-shot swing for the lead) and to three feet on No 18 for an eagle. It was his third runner-up finish since Shanghai - he went straight from China to Mexico and lost in a playoff to Graeme McDowell - and moved Knox to a career-best No 23 in the world.
Since missing the cut in his Masters debut, Knox has a pair of runner-up finishes and a performance at The Players Championship that brought him just as much attention for how he handled misfortune with humor and honesty.


He was contending at the TPC Sawgrass when his tee shot on the island-green 17th came up a yard short.
He called it an "epic fail." He said he would be "terrified" hitting that shot the next day (he hit the green and three-putted for his only bogey in a final round of 66). Knox, who has lived in Florida since playing college golf at Jacksonville University, took up European Tour membership after winning the HSBC.
But he faces a big stretch now - Wentworth, the Memorial, US Open, Bridgestone Invitational, Scottish Open, British Open over the next eight weeks, all of them with plenty of Ryder Cup world points available. The Symetra Tour is not even a third into its season, but Madelene Sagstrom already is in the record book.
The Swede's runner-up finish last week in the Gosling's Dark & Stormy Classic was worth $9,467 and pushed her season earnings to $103,181, breaking the money record that Cindy LaCrosse set in 15 tournaments in 2010. Some of the purses have increased to help Sagstrom become the first to break the $100,000 mark on the LPGA Tour's development circuit. Then again, she did in just under half the tournaments as LaCrosse, and the Swede even missed a cut. She has won twice, was runner-up twice and, except for that missed cut, hasn't finished out of the top five. She has earned more money than the next three players behind her on the money list combined. As Bryson DeChambeau resumes his pursuit of a PGA Tour card, this much is clear: There are perks for winning the US Amateur. Colonial will be his fifth PGA Tour event since turning pro, but he has used only three of the seven sponsor exemptions he is allowed as a non-tour member.
DeChambeau was one of the two players chosen by former Colonial champions (the other was Kramer Hickok).
The Side Hustle Show is the podcast for part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for business ideas, actionable tips to start a business, and killer strategies on how to turn their side hustle dreams into a growing business. Guests include Jon Acuff, Chris Ducker, Brian Clark, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, and many Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuk proteges. If you want to learn English, you may have come across one of Gabby Wallace's hundreds of YouTube videos on the subject. Her channel, which started only because the video she recorded for her classroom students was too big to email, has grown to more than 170,000 subscribers and nearly 9 million views.
Gabby is a long-time teacher and found a way to turn her subject matter expertise into a business. If you want to learn English, you may have come across one of Gabby Wallace’s hundreds of YouTube videos on the subject. Gabby is a long-time teacher and found a way to turn her subject matter expertise into a business.
When we met at FinCon last year, she’d recently quit her teaching job to become a full-time entrepreneur. What Gabby’s first videos were about and how she created content based on what she was doing at work.
Turning to the world of online work, Jesse applied his performance and sales skills to land freelance work in his spare time.
He shares some of his favorite tactics for figuring out what type of service you can offer, identifying high-value clients, and writing winning proposals. Jesse and I connected through the SH Nation Facebook group, where he’s become a familiar face in answering questions and being a helpful part of the community. During this chat, he shares some of his favorite tactics for figuring out what type of service you can offer, identifying high-value clients, and writing winning proposals. How Jesse built his hypnotist business to 200 dates a year, and why he transitioned to online work instead.
Jesse’s recommendations on how you can get started as a freelancer and begin earning money online.
Product licensing is essentially selling your ideas to larger companies for a percentage of future sales. In this conversation, Stephen shares how you can get started in product licensing without any big upfront investment, how to protect your intellectual property without a patent, and how to get big companies to take you seriously. Carey Green had spent the last 20 years as a pastor, before making the leap into entrepreneurship. Today Carey helps other aspiring mortgage brokers pass their certification exam, a test he says was the hardest he ever took. Then, as he studied to become a licensed mortgage broker, an idea took hold to put his study notes online.
In this episode you’ll hear how Carey hustled to make it happen and the steps YOU can replicate in your own industry or niche. You may know Jason as the IWearYourShirt guy, where he earned over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts for various companies. In this episode, he shares his tips for getting sponsors for your work, even if you're just starting out. Since then, I’ve experimented with several other sponsorship projects, including sponsored posts on this site and more recently, paid advertising on The Side Hustle Show.
You may know Jason as the IWearYourShirt guy, where he earned over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts for various companies. In this episode, he shares his tips for getting sponsors for your work, even if you’re just starting out. In my recent annual member survey, one of the biggest challenges named was coming up with the right side hustle idea. We actually recorded this a live Blab hangout (my first ever!), and may try and do similar sessions in the future.
This is the second in what will (at least) be a 2-part series on side hustlers earning income from their land investment endeavors. In addition, Chris does the occasional cash flip and also has more than $70,000 worth of land payments under contract. In episode 108 of The Side Hustle Show last year, we met Mark Podolsky, a real estate investor specializing in raw land. Tune in to hear Chris’ tactics for sourcing deals, finding buyers, and setting up his land business for recurring passive income.
How to use public information to find leads (and how Chris has trained a virtual assistant to do much of this legwork for him). In episode 108 of The Side Hustle Show last year, we met Mark Podolsky, a real estate investor specializing in raw land.
Josh has actually been investing in real estate for over 10 years, but accelerated his land-investing efforts after hearing Mark on the show last year.
Tune in to hear Josh’s tactics for sourcing deals, finding buyers, and setting up his land business for recurring passive income.
I know it’s a good episode when I hang up the call buzzing like I should totally start this! The time commitment needed to run this business as a side hustle to his Army job and Enduring Charity work. We've talked about Uber and Airbnb before, but there are literally hundreds of different platforms where you can put your buy buttons. These app-powered peer-to-peer transactions are unlocking an estimated $300 billion in economic activity by 2025. We’ve talked about Uber and Airbnb before, but there are literally hundreds of different platforms where you can put your buy buttons. Tune in to hear about several promising platforms and Glenn’s top tips for side hustlers getting started down this path.
We chat content, traffic, and monetization strategies, as well as how he manages the business in his spare time. How he added a forum to the site to address questions one-to-many instead of one-to-one (and build an archive of user-generated content in the process). Kenny Azama has worked with massive global brands like Nike, Samsung, Apple, Chevrolet, and Coca Cola, but he's not an ad agency or a top secret marketing mogul. Gina Horkey has come highly recommended by a number of listeners, and I’ve seen her work what seems like “all over the Internet” for the past couple years so I’m excited to finally connect and bring her on the show.
She’s a freelance writer extraordinaire, but also a virtual assistant, and someone who now helps others follow in her footsteps. Gina successfully built her freelance writing and virtual assistant business to be earning several thousand dollars a month; enough to quit her day job and go full-time. Jon is a former attorney turned full-time entrepreneur, and he's the master of building high quality niche blogs and monetizing them to $10k-20k per month in record time. We've covered niche sites in the past, but the type of sites Jon focuses on are a different animal. Parenthood has got me thinking, every BIG victory is built on the back of a ton of mini victories. We all want the BIG win; quit our jobs, passive income, early retirement, location-independence, whatever it is. Phil's built up a HUGE library of more than 50 online courses and teaches more than 130,000 students.
In this episode we chat about how he comes up with course ideas, how he structures his content, and he markets his material, along of course with the tech he uses to get it all done. He then took an extended break before missing the cut at The Players Championship and then finished tied for 18th a week ago at the Byron Nelson before finally winning in the Lone Star State after three runner-up finishes there. He got to 14-under after a 12-foot birdie at No 7, which he followed by reaching back for a hand slap with caddie James Edmondson, the four-time Colonial club champion.
Speakers included Bruce Robinson, president and CEO of the Canadian Free Style Ski Association; David M. I have a phenomenal team and great players who are also talented, and it was together we achieved what we did tonight," he said.
His arrival was really important for us because he has a great relationship with the players. I mean, many athletes and people already planned in advance," said the Serb after his 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over Britain's Aljaz Bedene on Saturday. The Thunder committed six turnovers in the final 2:55, and Westbrook had three in the last 55 seconds.
Curry scored 46 points and tied the NBA record with 12 3-pointers to help the Warriors beat the Thunder in overtime. Green, who had hit Adams in the groin area twice during the series, was a constant target for the vocal Thunder fans. Many football writers dismissed as "fantasy" their claim that 108 million people in China are fans of the club, but I think they forgot two things about Chinese supporters. The extraordinary takeover in 2005 by the US-based Glazer family continues to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of most fans. However, by using the club's assets to back his bid, by the time the deal was complete Man United was 525 million pounds in debt.
It was Moyes who identified and nurtured the raw talent of Wayne Rooney at Everton before the Liverpool-born youngster moved to Man United. Westbrook's 3-pointer with 6:06 left in the third put the Thunder ahead 68-67 for their first lead of the night. His best chance came on a breakaway in the second period that deflected off Murray and trickled wide. It's part of what Sullivan calls "playing the right way," a way abetted by the influx of speed brought in by GM Jim Rutherford.
The Olympics is the most important event in the world of sport," the nine-time French Open champion said on Thursday. At this stage in my life, in my career, it's like you don't want to lose early," the seven-time Grand Slam champion said after walloping fellow American Louisa Chirico 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday.
But after matching Serena's winning second-round scoreline, Venus was eager to cherish her moment in the sun. I think with every year that passes and every moment that I play, I'm grateful for this experience and blessed. Asked about it on Tuesday at the BMW PGA Championship, the 28-year-old from England said he was keeping on top of it. There's going to be millions of people watching the Olympics, and you have 11,000 athletes right in the heart of where it's at," Willett said. He said five or six players have asked him about Zika, though none has said it would keep her from Rio. Both men are closely monitoring the Zika situation in Brazil as the Olympic Games draw closer. Knox is No 3 in the Olympic ranking for the UK, though he most likely would have to get into the top 15 to earn a trip to Rio.
He gets in the Memorial and Quicken Loans as the US Amateur champion, which has a provision that it doesn't matter if he turns pro. We cover all aspects of starting a business and making money (online and offline), including small business marketing, sales, websites, social media marketing, blogging, time management, and more. Although there wasn’t necessarily a business model in mind when she was starting out, she knew that each lesson she created was an evergreen asset that could be used for marketing or course material down the road. He used to do up to 200 shows a year and even sold his own products, but realized there was always going to be a ceiling to his earning power. Today he specializes in copywriting for email sequences, sales letters, and crowdfunding campaigns. You don’t have to worry about the design, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, or anything outside an initial pitch and perhaps a prototype.
He’s the author of One Simple Idea, the bestselling licensing book, and the founder of InventRight. Win a free copy of Stephen’s book, One Simple Idea, by commenting with your top takeaway from the episode below. As he studied to become a licensed mortgage broker, an idea took hold to put his study notes online. That business, which actually derives most of its traffic from YouTube, generates $1000 a week!
A friend asked him for some audio editing help, and he couldn’t help but notice the rapid rise in popularity of podcasting.
It’s a great example of combining The Piggyback Principal with what people are already asking you for help with. He's even sold his last name (twice -- each for $40k+), formerly going as Jason Surfrapp and Jason Headsetsdotcom. If you don’t want to toil as a freelancer or build your own products, one interesting way to cash in on your work is to attract sponsors.
I shared the event in our SH Nation Facebook group and was excited to see about a dozen people stop by while we were live.
He called it “The Best Passive Income Model,” because there are no products to build, no tenants or toilets, and you can start without a huge upfront investment.
The first is my friend Josh Brooks, an Army Battalion Commander and founder of The Enduring Charity Foundation. At that time, he was earning $3-4k a month from a portfolio of different sites, and looking to expand his online empire. You win it one quarter at a time, one possession at a time, one down at a time, one yard at a time. As someone who is, shall we say, less-than-savvy when it comes to mechanics, I was impressed.
While he now focuses on his business full-time, he hit the 6-figure income mark before leaving his day job.
So I don't doubt the club's following in China, especially since China Central Television resumed showing English Premier League matches this past season.
More recently, the club, which at one stage was where everyone wanted to play, has attracted headline-grabbers such as Cristiano Ronaldo and the wonderfully mercurial Eric Cantona, who was given to bursts of extraordinary brilliance on the field and gnomic utterances off it. But Golden State led 81-77 going into the fourth and began the final period with an 8-0 burst. And undaunted by a series of postseason failures that made it seem the window on their primes was closing. His wife nearly died last year of toxic shock syndrome and her immune system remains weakened.
It's just life choices," said the 35-year-old American, who owns four Olympic golds across singles and doubles.



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