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Cubs' Anthony Rizzo miffed after losing shot at leadoff HR history

Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a two-run homer , Andrew McCutchen hit his 12th home run of the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday night at Pittsburgh. He went 9-1 with a 1.46 ERA the first 13 ties he faced the Pirates. Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta (6-5) was pulled after throwing two wild pitches and hitting David Freese to load the bases in the fifth.



Forget group win over Pakistan, Kohli warns before final

India have already beaten Pakistan in the ongoing tournament during the preliminary stage. Out of nowhere, Pakistan has lifted itself to set a date with destiny. "The turnaround has been magnificent", Kohli said on Saturday. Pakistan's rejuvenation has been built around the runs of young opener Fakhar Zaman and the experienced Azhar Ali , while Hasan Ali and Junaid Khan stepped up to compensate for the absence of Amir who is expected to be fit for the final.



Thomas Makes History, Harman Leads Open

Open]". Thomas became just the fifth golfer to ever shoot 63 at the U.S. Open and his 9-under score was the best ever in relation to par, breaking Johnny Miller's 44-year-old record. "I just get a little shaky and jittery on putts and that's what happened on 15". He made an eagle on his final hole at the Sony Open in January to shoot 59, and he went on to break the PGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record.



UK government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland

Devolved government at Stormont, site of the Northern Ireland assembly, broke down in January and has yet to restart. He stressed that it is "very important" that there was an "honest broker", stating that the "only honest broker can be the UK Government".



Four Sit Atop a Crowded Leaderboard at US Open

Elsewhere, the world's top three players - Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day - will attempt to resurrect their chances after disappointing first-round displays. Casey took his place amongst the leading group after recovering from an early implosion that sent him plunging down the leaderboard . "It was a bit of a roller coaster".



Adam Hadwin set to make cut at US Open

The U.S. Open was only his sixth start this year. Overnight leader Rickie Fowler faded as a group of four took charge of the US Open at Erin Hills. "Show up for the last six holes, anyway", McIlroy said. Amazingly it could have been even better if not for bogeys on the fourth and 10th, as well as a missed eagle putt from six feet on the 15th after he had driven the green on the 288-yard par four.