• Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail
Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail

The field scoring average for Round 2 was north of four over, highlighted (lowlighted?) by a pair of 81s and 82s. You just fly it pin-high and hope it stops. But McIlroy's cobbled together a magnificent bounce-back effort since, getting into red figures as the tournament heads into Saturday. Poulter also called his round "boring", but it was just...

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  • Manchester United not pursuing Gareth Bale - Jose Mourinho
Manchester United not pursuing Gareth Bale - Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has ruled out Manchester United signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid this summer. In the framework of the International Champions Cup, the US held a Derby of Manchester. Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is impressed by new teammate Romelu Lukaku . For me, he's the best in the world, so I want to keep him here at Un...

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  • Jordan Spieth takes lead at British Open
Jordan Spieth takes lead at British Open

And I'm excited for this weekend. But the early rain eased after an hour, allowing conditions to ease for the later starters. That's what excited Poulter, because it was anything but. The Englishman shares third with Kopeka, who failed to make a birdie but made only two bogeys in his 72, while Ramsay also had 16 pars on his scorecard with one b...

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  • McIlroy fades away as Jordan Spieth's relentlessly faultless Open performance continues
McIlroy fades away as Jordan Spieth's relentlessly faultless Open performance continues

Spieth said: "Matt keeps things light". I'd like to be a little closer to Jordan, but I'm playing good golf and I'm excited about [Sunday]. But on the evidence so far, Spieth could probably break par in a snowstorm. Ian Poulter felt even worse. A double bogey at the 16th gave Spieth a three-shot cushion. Spieth was rarely in trouble. He neve...

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  • Spieth prepares to defend lead in British Open
Spieth prepares to defend lead in British Open

So numerous expectations of Spieth now are measured against that season. That's just part of the draw, par of The Open . On the third try, Thomas didn't see where the ball went, leading to a penalty stroke and a drop. "Nothing said "4" about this hole". "I was a little anxious, timid". And he wasn't through just yet. Spieth carded a flawless...

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  • Royal Birkdale: American trio share the lead after dramatic first day
Royal Birkdale: American trio share the lead after dramatic first day

It will clearly take more than blustering wind and hammering rain to stop Jordan Spieth at Royal Birkdale after he opened up a two-shot lead, posting a one under-par 69, in the second round of the British Open on Friday. Only Woods, Bobby Jones (twice), Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson have achieved the feat. It's the cre...

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  • Barguil triumphs on Stage 18, Froome retains overall lead
Barguil triumphs on Stage 18, Froome retains overall lead

Bodnar may have been victorious on the winding 22.5-kilometer (14-mile) time trial with a time of 28 minutes, 15 seconds, but it was Team Sky rider Froome who was, once again, the day's big victor. I think that's what it's about, it's about having setbacks but getting back up and going on. Froome won in 2013 after placing second while worki...

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  • Chris Froome set for fourth Tour de France victory
Chris Froome set for fourth Tour de France victory

AG2R La Mondiale 's Bardet , who slipped to third behind Cannondale-Drapac 's Rigoberto Uran on Saturday, did push Froome to the limit throughout the three weeks and left him trailing one day in the Pyrenees. The bad news is that he says he is getting better. Bodnar, who was cruelly denied victory out of a breakaway on stage 11, completed ...

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  • Jordan Spieth excited about Open duel with Matt Kuchar
Jordan Spieth excited about Open duel with Matt Kuchar

Each shot a five-under-par 65 to forge a three-way tie at Royal Birkdale, where the churning sky produced a light rain in the morning and postcard-worthy sunshine in the afternoon. He dropped his only shot of the day at the 16th before chipping in from a bunker to make an eagle at the 17th. "I didn't strike it particularly well".

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  • British Open 2017: History awaits Jordan Spieth at Royal Birkdale on Sunday
British Open 2017: History awaits Jordan Spieth at Royal Birkdale on Sunday

Is it all over? American Jordan Spieth is three shots clear going into tomorrow's final round - and nine clear of Wee-Mac. The 20-year-old who plays under the Canadian flag was six shots behind at 5-under 205, tied with U.S. In my nanosecond in the game (that's how it seems) few if any have impressed me more. "I'd give myself a nine (out of 10)...

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  • British Open : Spieth delighted with start
British Open : Spieth delighted with start

McIlroy failed to capitalise on a good start to his round which saw him birdie three of the first five holes. Two-time major victor Spieth was among the afternoon starters who got the worst of the weather, heavy rain mixed with strong winds.

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  • Tom Daley wins gold in 10m platform at World Championships
Tom Daley wins gold in 10m platform at World Championships

Daley built on that and proceeded to maintain his lead with four 90+ dives in his opening four efforts, though the best was still to come, finishing off with his second three-figure score to take top spot for his fifth World Championship medal.

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  • Derrick Rose, Cavaliers in 'serious talks' for 1-year deal, per report
Derrick Rose, Cavaliers in 'serious talks' for 1-year deal, per report

Carmelo Anthony reportedly is willing to waive the trade kicker in his contract - passing up just more than $8 million - to increase his chances of being traded from the New York Knicks . Rose , if healthy, would be a better option than the 34-year-old Calderon. His 47.1 field-goal percentage marked his best since 2009-10. The 6-foot-8, 205-p...

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  • Cavs on verge of hiring Altman as new GM
Cavs on verge of hiring Altman as new GM

Griffin left the franchise after the Cavaliers' loss to the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals. While the move would be a huge step up for Altman, where the Cavliers go from here is a mystery. His preferred landing spots include the San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves. A player option in his curren...

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  • Chelsea to rival Liverpool for unhappy Arsenal winger
Chelsea to rival Liverpool for unhappy Arsenal winger

The game will take place in Beijing , China and will no doubt feature a great crowd, full of fans excited to see their favourite Premier League stars. Arsenal will play two fixtures in the Emirates Cup next weekend before tackling Chelsea again in the FA Community Shield ahead of the season-opener against Leicester City on Aug 11.

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  • Jordan Spieth Looks to Beat Back Ghosts on British Open's Final Day
Jordan Spieth Looks to Beat Back Ghosts on British Open's Final Day

So I kept a good, positive attitude. But, after two solid starting rounds at Birkdale, Matsuyama sounds ready for his chance at glory. After making the turn in 39, the four-time major victor made his first birdie on the 11th and then added three more over his last four holes, including 17 and 18, the last one coming off a 20-foot putt.

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  • Loose Alexandre Lacazette touch provokes inevitable reaction from Manchester United fans
Loose Alexandre Lacazette touch provokes inevitable reaction from Manchester United fans

It was clear that this was City's first pre-season game as they struggled to put anything together. That is what we thought when we organised the pre-season. United lined up with a near full strength team in a 4-2-3-1 with both summer signings; Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof starting. Under pressure from the board to develop more academy pla...

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  • Lukaku, Rashford star in United's derby win
Lukaku, Rashford star in United's derby win

De Bruyne is well versed with Lukaku from during his time with the national team where both players have been a regular feature in global tournaments. "Because we can see that Lindelof is [part of] a team, Lukaku is in a team, the understanding between the players, the Paul [Pogba] pass, the way Lukaku holds the ball".

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  • WRAPUP 1-Golf-Unfazed Spieth takes two shot British Open lead
WRAPUP 1-Golf-Unfazed Spieth takes two shot British Open lead

He chipped in from a pot bunker for an eagle at the par-five 17th to return to the top of the leaderboard and he put his success down to a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate his first major title. Under such circumstances, any score around par was creditable and Kuchar looks much better suited to dealing with tricky conditions than in his early years...

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  • Derrick Rose has been in contact with Chicago Bulls
Derrick Rose has been in contact with Chicago Bulls

What makes this twist even more notable is that Rose is actually coming off his best season statistically since 2011-12. Luckily, Lonzo is the best passer on the court so he doesn't need a mentor for that, other than Magic Johnson of course.

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  • Derrick Rose interested in joining the Cavaliers, Rockets sign Troy Williams
Derrick Rose interested in joining the Cavaliers, Rockets sign Troy Williams

That is a question that fans may very well have to grapple with, as a new report has come out indicating that the Bulls are one of the teams that Rose is interested in playing for next season. As mentioned, Derrick Rose was also looking into possibly joining the young and talented Milwaukee Bucks' team. Cleveland would give him the best cha...

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  • World Para Athletics Championships could return to London in 2019 and 2021
World Para Athletics Championships could return to London in 2019 and 2021

Dalal's effort was also her season best throw and placed her in fourth spot at the end of the event. Dalal also achieved the personal best of the season. But after the most successful World Para Athletics Championships ever, it is understood by The Sunday Telegraph that Andrew Parsons, the paralympic movement's vice president, is enthusiastic a...

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

Two-time major victor Jordan Spieth said his opening round in the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Thursday was one of the finest he had ever produced in a major after he took a share of the clubhouse lead with a five-under par score of 65.

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  • Brooks Koepka denies spitting on Royal Birkdale green at The Open
Brooks Koepka denies spitting on Royal Birkdale green at The Open

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy watches his shot from the 5th tee box with Gary Woodland of the United States, left, during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship , at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Saturday July 22, 2017 .

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  • Rose tips Spieth but says Birkdale field is wide open
Rose tips Spieth but says Birkdale field is wide open

I am not a chewing gum expert, nor am I a professional golfer, so take this take with a giant pinch of salt: But chewing the same piece of gum for like, six hours is kind of unusual, right? Seventy-eight players made the cut, which was at 145, but many top players did not, including Ireland's Padraig Harrington , Si-Woo Kim of South Korea, S...

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  • Batsman Harmanpreet Kaur to be honoured by DSGMC
Batsman Harmanpreet Kaur to be honoured by DSGMC

The format of the World Cup - round-robin league among 8 teams followed by knock-outs - must have made it tough on most teams. Kaur's sensational hitting in Thursday's second semi-final at Derby sent Australia packing with a 36-run loss and set the alarm bells ringing for the hosts, who are eyeing their fourth World Cup triumph.

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  • Cricketers wish Mithali Raj and team before final
Cricketers wish Mithali Raj and team before final

Going to the basic things, a victory for Team India against Australia in the semi-finals is what everyone wished for. Hemjeet said the family had a long conversation with their 28-year-old darling on Friday morning, in which "she was in a good mood, feeling very good about her last evening's knock and was looking forward to the final".

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  • Froome all but seals 4th Tour de France win in Marseille
Froome all but seals 4th Tour de France win in Marseille

The Tour de France concludes on Sunday afternoon, but the victor will be all but decided in Marseille on Saturday evening. A similar scenario happened two years ago when Froome fought back after he had been attacked by Vincenzo Nibali moments after suffering a mechanical in the stage to La Toussuire - the same edition of the Tour when Froome ...

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  • All-American start to British Open
All-American start to British Open

He's never won one, even while cashing enough top-10 checks to earn more than $40 million playing professional golf. And the 67-year-old sees many parallels between his own strengths and those of Spieth, who is two strokes clear at Birkdale following rounds of 65 and 69 in challenging winds over the first two days.

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  • ISL 2017: HIDDEN GEMS at ISL Player Draft
ISL 2017: HIDDEN GEMS at ISL Player Draft

Eight of the nine teams have made the most of the retention regulation for the season by signing 22 domestic players in a bid to create the core of their squad. Contrary to the notion, the Indian Player Draft 2017 has suddenly assumed importance as many top Indian International Players are now available for the "Super Sunday" signing.

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  • Trump, Putin Did Not Have Secret G20 Meeting
Trump, Putin Did Not Have Secret G20 Meeting

Still, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who hosted the summit, said Merkel wasn't "surprised or confused" by the Trump-Putin chat at dinner and said enabling a "lively exchange" among leaders was the whole point. The Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, has said she asked the businessman, who she had previously done work for, Aras...

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  • Cavs star Irving reportedly requests trade
Cavs star Irving reportedly requests trade

ESPN , citing National Basketball Association sources, on Friday was the first to report Irving's trade request. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst , LeBron plans to let Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and the team's front office handle anything that involves Irving's recent trade demand.

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  • LA Lakers, Derrick Rose Have Free-Agent Meeting
LA Lakers, Derrick Rose Have Free-Agent Meeting

Rose is experienced and mentally strong, as he has battled back from countless, serious knee injuries. His season ended April 2 after a left knee injury that required the fourth knee surgery of his nine-year National Basketball Association career.

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  • Matt Kuchar's 29 on front nine of British Open matches 1991 mark
Matt Kuchar's 29 on front nine of British Open matches 1991 mark

We're 10-6 down on Saturday night but we feel like we were right in with a chance, because we won the last two points. "With a nifty lie, I had a 3-iron out and I changed to 3-wood and let it just slide". "He does it quite often". I just have to try to keep that going for the next two days. And he knows what to say out there and what not to say. ...

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  • Rory McIlroy Delivers Strong 2nd-Round Performance at 2017 British Open
Rory McIlroy Delivers Strong 2nd-Round Performance at 2017 British Open

That continued into Friday, a towering approach to the hard sixth perhaps the best example of what Rory can do when everything is working at the same time. To any other player at any time other than Sunday at a major championship, it would've been labelled simply one of those days. "Huge", he explained when asked about his short-game magic act.

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