US Open: Gary Woodland holds off Brooks Koepka to win first major

Gary Woodland held a one-shot lead heading into the final round American Gary Woodland held off the challenge of world number one Brooks Koepka to claim his first major victory at the 119th US Open at Pebble Beach. The world number 25 shot a two-under 69 to win by three on 13 under from two-time […]

Golan Heights: Israel unveils ‘Trump Heights’ settlement

Image copyright AFP Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has unveiled a new settlement in the occupied Golan Heights, named after US President Donald Trump. At a naming ceremony on Sunday, Mr Netanyahu said Trump Heights honoured Mr Trump for his decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the territory. Building work has yet to begin but a […]

USA beat Chile to reach knockout round

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: USA 3-0 Chile The United States easily reached the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup as they produced another commanding display to beat Chile in Paris. Having opened their campaign with a ruthless, record-breaking 13-0 win over Thailand on Tuesday, the USA quickly got on […]

Trump hits out again at London mayor over violence

Media captionThe US president and London mayor Sadiq Khan have been in a “political grudge match” for years US President Donald Trump has once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a “national disgrace” who is destroying the UK’s capital. His comments came after five attacks in London in less than 24 hours left […]

Women’s World Cup: Canada beat New Zealand 2-0 to reach last 16

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Canada 2-0 New Zealand Canada enjoyed a comfortable victory over New Zealand to secure their place in the last 16 of the World Cup. Canada dominated in Grenoble, with record scorer Christine Sinclair hitting the crossbar on 18 minutes. Jessie Fleming then broke the deadlock just […]

Babe Ruth jersey fetches record-breaking $5.64m at auction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Babe Ruth played between 1914 and 1935 and is considered to be one of the sport’s greatest ever players A jersey worn by legendary baseball player Babe Ruth has become the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. The garment was snapped up for $5.64m (£4.4m) at auction […]

Trump retreats on election meddling remarks

Image copyright Alex Wong President Donald Trump has stepped back from comments he made about reporting foreign interference in a US political campaign. He told Fox News he would “of course” refer to the FBI any offer of damaging information about a political opponent. Mr Trump disputed in another interview aired this week whether the […]

Raptors beat Warriors to win first NBA title

The Toronto Raptors were making their first appearance in the NBA Finals The Toronto Raptors beat defending champions the Golden State Warriors 114-110 to win their first NBA title. The Raptors won the best-of-seven series 4-2, with Kawhi Leonard named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after averaging 28.5 points. “It was heck of a […]

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine

Media captionFootage released by the US military’s Central Command The US military has released a video which it says shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the side of an oil tanker damaged in an attack in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday. US officials also shared a photo of the Japanese tanker, […]

Sarah Sanders: White House press secretary resigns

Media captionSanders resigns: ‘This has been the honour of a lifetime’ White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post, President Donald Trump has announced. He said his spokeswoman would return to her home state of Arkansas at the end of June, praising her as a “warrior”. Mrs Sanders, who is the latest senior […]

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