• Spieth takes two-shot lead into weekend of the Open Championship
Spieth takes two-shot lead into weekend of the Open Championship

It's just about keeping it consistent. The courses in the R&A's rotation are created to use the wind and rain as natural defense mechanisms, and Great Britain's soggy climate usually obliges. It seemed like the later your tee time the better draw you got. By the time he arrived for his second round on a blustery day at Royal Birkdale , he ...

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  • Poor finish costs Kuchar in British Open
Poor finish costs Kuchar in British Open

With the weather change perhaps, and there was an unlikely chip-in from the back of the 10 when it looked like he was staring a double bogey in the face. "And I'll be feeling it this weekend a bit. Past year absolutely toughened me for this, we had spots to play today we didn't have then". "It ended up being where you could get around today".

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  • Tommy Fleetwood feels The Open should be at Royal Birkdale more often
Tommy Fleetwood feels The Open should be at Royal Birkdale more often

World No 1 Dustin Johnson remained out of sorts with his irons as he carded a 72 to close on three over, while the English quartet of Lee Westwood, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose and Danny Willett all made the halfway cut with nothing to spare on five over par .

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  • Barcelona midfielder Rafinha offered to Arsenal
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha offered to Arsenal

The report noted how Rafinha has been left out of Barca's pre-season tour of the US while he gets over a knee problem. In turn, despite the report adding that president Josep Bartomeu has already insisted that he will not be sold, it appears as though Rafinha is an expendable figure in the squad with coach Ernesto Valverde still waiting for...

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  • Derrick Rose considering return to Chicago, Bulls reunion
Derrick Rose considering return to Chicago, Bulls reunion

Derrrick Rose likely to pick team this weekend, I'm told. If this signing comes to fruition, don't expect any joyful gestures from LeBron James , who is reportedly upset with the Cavaliers for failing to reel in big-ticket superstars.

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  • Spieth surges ahead as McIlroy makes move at Open
Spieth surges ahead as McIlroy makes move at Open

Former world No1 Spieth and Kuchar both hit bogie-free rounds while Koepka, who is bidding for back-to-back Majors following his US Open success last month, countered his one blemish at the 16th with an eagle at the next hole. "And it's nearly impossible to win in that circumstance at an Open Championship ". Coming into The Open he had missed si...

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  • Knicks Debating Trade of Carmelo Anthony, Picks to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving
Knicks Debating Trade of Carmelo Anthony, Picks to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

The Cavaliers parted ways with GM David Griffin in June, and the franchise has yet to name a replacement. We'll see how this affects Irving's image. The Cavaliers and Rockets were the only two teams that Carmelo Anthony was willing to waive his no-trade clause for. James is reportedly "frustrated" and "concerned" with the Cavs future af...

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  • Gary Woodland tied for 6th after second round at The Open
Gary Woodland tied for 6th after second round at The Open

The 146th Open began in cool temperatures, a light rain and a strong wind. Richie Ramsay of Scotland is in the clubhouse on two under par. He finished with three straight pars to move to 3 under for the tournament. Today is my day". "I could be standing here and hit 18 greens and shot 1 over and missed every putt and feel awful", McIlroy ex...

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  • Chris Sale Joins Hall Of Fame Company After Reaching 200 Strikeouts
Chris Sale Joins Hall Of Fame Company After Reaching 200 Strikeouts

With the Red Sox holding on to a 3.5 game lead in the American League East , pitching will be incredibly important down the stretch. The pitcher Pedroia and his Red Sox teammates will face Friday is Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco , who has been unpredictable this season, to say the least.

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  • Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony and the Phoenix Suns?
Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony and the Phoenix Suns?

Haynes reported that Irving has a preferred list of four teams that he would like to play for. The website speculate that since Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge has one year less on his deal and could be part of a deal with Cleveland if a trade was worked.

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  • Froome in touching distance of a fourth Tour win
Froome in touching distance of a fourth Tour win

The final day on Sunday is more of a celebration ride for the eventual champion and a chance to celebrate in Paris. The Brit came into the stage with a 23-second lead over Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) and a 29-second lead over Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac), but will win the Tour by nearly a minute as he came third on the penultimat...

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  • Spieth takes clubhouse lead at Open
Spieth takes clubhouse lead at Open

Playing alongside him, Johnson never got going but is in a stronger position than the likes of Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson , who are both three-over. He then chipped in for par . Once the delay was over, Spieth rolled in a 35-footer from across the green for birdie on the 11th. They tee off in the final pairing at 3:55pm.

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  • Resilient Matt Kuchar makes statement of intent as winds blow at Open
Resilient Matt Kuchar makes statement of intent as winds blow at Open

The Northern Irishman started his opening round poorly before battling back to post a 71 and he mastered fierce crosswinds to pick up three birdies in the first six holes of round two at Royal Birkdale. Another had been available at the exposed par-three 12th, where he said he started the ball 30 yards to the left of the green and above the crowd a...

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  • Dressing-down of Rory McIlroy showed caddie is man of power and influence
Dressing-down of Rory McIlroy showed caddie is man of power and influence

Former champions Ernie Els and Zach Johnson are both at one-over after sharply contrasting rounds - South African Els dropped back with a 73, while Johnson recovered from a poor opening round to shoot 66. And although McIlroy concedes he sounds like a "broken record" when he claims to be close to regaining top form when results suggest otherwise,...

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  • Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham Hotspur can win the title
Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham Hotspur can win the title

But it is true we are in a different philosophy, it's not because we can not invest, but it's true Tottenham now have built a different philosophy than the big sides. "We as a team are very young and everyone has a long contract, no-one has to go away they are happy where they are", Eriksen, 25, said. On the club's chances of winning some silve...

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  • Poulter savours return to Birkdale
Poulter savours return to Birkdale

Poulter , who finished second to Padraig Harrington the last time Birkdale staged the Open in 2008, admitted to some low points in the last 18 months. I felt that today. For me to be hear and up there in The Open after the year I've had is incredible. That year, as he referred to, has included fighting tooth and nail to regain his playing pri...

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  • LeBron Won't Intervene as Cavs Discuss Kyrie's Future
LeBron Won't Intervene as Cavs Discuss Kyrie's Future

Another league source said that Irving made his initial trade request before last month's Draft, in hopes of being traded to Chicago and playing with All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler . The Spurs won 61 games and made it to the Western Conference Finals last season, and they would've given Golden State a good series had Kawhi Leonard not go...

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  • Carmelo Anthony Could Be Headed To Cleveland In Deal For Kyrie Irving
Carmelo Anthony Could Be Headed To Cleveland In Deal For Kyrie Irving

National Basketball Association fans were left perplexed by new Friday afternoon that Kyrie Irving had demanded a trade to one of four teams: the Knicks, Spurs , Heat , and Timberwolves . Rose has remained off team's shortlists after a disappointing season with the Knicks. Whether Irving simply wants his own team or if his on-court relati...

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  • Elon Musk: I Have 'Approval' To Build New York-Washington Hyperloop
Elon Musk: I Have 'Approval' To Build New York-Washington Hyperloop

Just after announcing verbal approval from the federal government for a New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore-DC Hyperloop , more projects are now being suggested. An alternate version of the Hyperloop has been brought upon by The Boring Company which aims to develop a series of interconnected underground hyper loops to ease congested traffic above ...

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  • THE OPEN: Caddie's jolt got me going says McIlroy
THE OPEN: Caddie's jolt got me going says McIlroy

I just wanted to play golf. You use a lot of imagination. You've really got to be creative. "I think it's the best kind of golf you can play", said the American, who cut his pro teeth on the European circuit. This magnificent course is said to be one of the truest tests of links golf with fairways weaving through imposing sand dunes that tower ov...

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  • Branden Grace makes major history by firing 62 at British Open
Branden Grace makes major history by firing 62 at British Open

On moving day at the Open Championship, a sunny day that NBC's Dan Hicks likened to a "Saturday at Palm Springs", Royal Birkdale was available for the taking. Open. He missed by millimeters. On the par-36 back nine, Grace began with four pars before putting a circle on the card on the par-3 14th. A birdie putt at the 15th lipped out but Grace r...

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  • Cowboys won't win NFC East
Cowboys won't win NFC East

They're going to be a force to be reckoned with, they can definitely compete for the Super Bowl this year. "Oh I commented right underneath his picture [on social media]". The Giants open the season against the Cowboys in Dallas on September 10. "I think like that all the time: nobody can block me, nobody can stop me, nobody can play the run...

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  • Edvald Boasson Hagen wins stage 19 as Chris Froome retains yellow jersey
Edvald Boasson Hagen wins stage 19 as Chris Froome retains yellow jersey

Usually, a stage like today; with two third-category climbs in the first 50km and another one with 50km to go, would be destined to end in a big bunch sprint. That masterful move came 2.5km from the finish and Boasson Hagen then polished off Arndt easily without the need for a sprint. He almost won the stage 7 sprint into Nuits-Saint-Georges - ...

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  • Arsenal look to Real Madrid star as Sanchez replacement
Arsenal look to Real Madrid star as Sanchez replacement

A decision to bring in Benzema would certainly raise eyebrows but they could utilise both Lacazette and his compatriot in the same set-up, with Benzema leading the line and Lacazette playing just behind him alongside Mesut Ozil. "There is a lot of speculation, I have said many times that I have a huge respect for Olivier Giroud for the man he is ...

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  • A glance at the first round of the British Open
A glance at the first round of the British Open

With winds of nearly 50km/h gusting through the course , Kuchar earlier mixed four bogeys with three birdies and hoped to kick back in his hotel and watch the afternoon carnage unfold. "You certainly never expect to go out 5 under on the front nine at a British Open , but you take your opportunities where you get them", he said. "I'm in a good ...

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  • Matt Kuchar claims share of British Open lead
Matt Kuchar claims share of British Open lead

For McIlroy, it could have been far worse as his all-round game deserted him from the off, and he did well to limit the damage to a bogey at the opening hole before he dropped four strokes in a row from the third. "I set myself a target of being in a better position today than I was yesterday". Like the way Koepka capitalized at Erin Hills last m...

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  • Morata, niente Milan: va al Chelsea di Antonio Conte
Morata, niente Milan: va al Chelsea di Antonio Conte

Alvaro Morata sta per diventare un nuovo calciatore del Chelsea . "A gennaio la situazione di Costa era molto chiara per il club, per lui ed il suo agente - ha precisato Antonio Conte - Non mi piace parlare di giocatori che non sono qui, la situazione per me è chiusa".

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  • Early Open starters find it tough going at Royal Birkdale
Early Open starters find it tough going at Royal Birkdale

Mark O'Meara - the champion here 19 years ago - had the honour of getting the tournament under way, but racked up a painful eight on the first hole after sending his tee shot right and out of bounds. He made the par putt - Spieth made a lot of putts on picked up a two-putt birdie on the 17th and narrowly missed a 7-foot birdie putt on the last. E...

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  • Newcastle sign former Liverpool and Sunderland defender Manquillo
Newcastle sign former Liverpool and Sunderland defender Manquillo

The Magpies signed England Under-21 winger Jacob Murphy from Norwich on Wednesday, while Ghana global Christian Atsu and French defender Florian Lejeune have arrived from Chelsea and Eibar respectively since the club won promotion back to the Premier League last season.

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  • Tatar agrees to four-year deal with Red Wings
Tatar agrees to four-year deal with Red Wings

Financial terms were not disclosed by the club, however multiple outlets reported that the deal was for $21.2 million. From that point, the arbitrator had within 48 hours to make a decision. It was the final year of a three-year, $2.7 million contract. Tatar, 26, led the Red Wings in goals this past season with 25 in 82 games played. However, he ...

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  • Ashleigh says putting Pudsey down 'was the hardest decision of my life'!
Ashleigh says putting Pudsey down 'was the hardest decision of my life'!

Ashleigh has told how putting Pudsey down was the most hard decision of her life, as she made an emotional tribute to her beloved pet. Butler said that while she and Pudsey only had 11 years together, "they were the best years ever". "However, we're pleased to say that like Lassie and James Bond, Sully will now emulate Pudsey to entertain and bri...

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  • Bayern Manager Carlo Ancelotti Drops Massive Hint About Renato Sanches' Next Club
Bayern Manager Carlo Ancelotti Drops Massive Hint About Renato Sanches' Next Club

The German champions are willing to listen to offers for him, with a loan move believed be preferred by Bayern Munich and Manchester United are again said to be considering signing him. Sanches is reportedly the latest target for the big-spending Italians, who have signed a raft of players including Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci from Juventu...

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  • Middlesbrough have deal for West Ham goalkeeper Darron Randolph
Middlesbrough have deal for West Ham goalkeeper Darron Randolph

Republic of Ireland worldwide Randolph will finalise the move at Boro's Rockliffe training ground and is set to become their ninth addition of the summer following relegation to the Sky Bet Championship. Middlesbrough have struck a deal for West Ham goalkeeper Darron Randolph. Randolph will become the sixth signing for Monk's side if and when he...

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  • Irving asks Cavs for trade
Irving asks Cavs for trade

That's along with the New York Knicks , Minnesota Timberwolves , and Miami Heat . Also, sending Irving over to the Western Conference increases the chances of the Cavs still making it to The Finals next year. Or should the Cavs hold on to their dream and go against his wishes by keeping him through his contract? Irving has expressed that he ...

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  • Floyd Mayweather Speaks On McGregor KO Rumors
Floyd Mayweather Speaks On McGregor KO Rumors

He has an idea of what he wants to do and how he wants to do it, he's not clueless. Look forward to helping him get ready for 8/26. But we're gonna have a knock in the gym. "He's going to have his own style and set of things he does". He added: "There is a game-plan behind what he is doing". After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event ar...

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