Russian Federation set for World Cup stress test in Confed Cup

World Cup holders Germany and the six winners of Federation Internationale de Football Association confederations descend on Russia for the two-week tournament that will allow the hosts to assess the readiness of four of its World Cup venues and its ability to handle fans from overseas.

Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 at US Open

Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 at US Open

With overnight rain softening the course, supposedly daunting Erin Hills layout became a low-scoring paradise yesterday. "My goal heading into this season was to take everything I was already doing, and just to make it all work a little bit better".

Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori French Open quarterfinals match preview

Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori French Open quarterfinals match preview

At the bottom of the draw, Dominic Thiem dismissed defending Open champion Novak Djokovic , 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-0, to set up a semi with heavy title tip Rafael Nadal . "I'm going to be ready for that". "Well, obviously the way I turned the match around, it was not a good first set", Murray said. Wawrinka has not dropped a set on his way to the semis, and his 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win on Wednesday over Marin Cilic was every bit as impressive as it sounds.

Andy Murray to begin to find his top form

The Japanese battled back from a set down against Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the fourth round, triumphing 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 on Court Suzanne Lenglen . "But I managed to push her back". Murray, who coasted into the last eight with a straight-sets win over Russia's Karen Khachanov, knows Nishikori will represent his biggest test so far.

Justin Thomas trails Harman by 1 after record day at US Open

Open , we've seen a blimp crash near Erin Hills , an E-coli scare, and a 94-year-old spectator die at the course. There were 18 rounds in the 60s on Saturday. "It was a good display, all my own fault, of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did on 14", Casey said.

Rory McIlroy destroys fellow golfer in Twitter spat

It was only his sixth competitive start of the year, and despite getting a birdie at four of the last six holes, he managed just one-under par to come in at 71 on his second go - finishing four shots below the cut. There is still enough time left for McIlroy to turn 2017 into a successful year, but these two months will dictate everything. Rory McIlroy may have missed the cut at Erin Hills, but he's leaving Wisconsin a victor.