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Pep talk from caddie inspires McIlroy at British Open

After a few weeks of trial and error, McIlroy said on Wednesday at The Open that he has settled on that same model, TaylorMade's Tour Proto TP Collection Juno, to use at this week's Open Championship. If he was able to climb the table, McIlroy must a to his younger brother, JP Fitzgerald , who is at his side for almost a decade. 'The tank that was completely empty is nearly full again and it feels absolutely marvellous to be back in the mix, ' said the 41-year-old, who stayed on three ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho: I'm 100 per cent confident Man United star will stay

But ahead of United's International Champions Cup pre-season encounter against Real, on Sunday, Mourinho has delivered an unequivocal message about the 26-year-old's future. "If you lose the top three in any position, like David is, like [Paul] Pogba is, like Romelu Lukaku is, like Marcus Rashford can be, it is a great loss", Herrera told multiple English newspapers. Read More »

McGirt misses cut at British Open

Kuchar, who trailed by two shots after the second round, dropped another stroke back despite a 66. They'll take one of golf's most famous walks together again Sunday, and one of them may be celebrating his impending coronation as the Champion Golfer of the Year, the title bestowed upon the victor of this tournament. Read More »

Unfazed Jordan Spieth takes two shot British Open lead

In the past was his last time leading a major, when he let a five-shot lead get away from him on the back nine a year ago at Augusta National. The pair shared the clubhouse lead with South African Shaun Norris, who also carded an equal tournament-best 65 as the world's elite golfers set their sights on American frontrunner Spieth. Read More »

Dustin Johnson shoots 64 but misses out on record-equalling round

Even when making a birdie at the 15th, his sixth of the day after also picking up strokes at the first, fourth, fifth, seventh and 10th holes, Johnson still felt it was possible, needing two more in the final three holes to match Grace. "But, as long as I am not too far behind, I like to think I have a chance". So what might Johnson need to shoot on Sunday to have a real shot at holding the claret jug? "If it is breezy on Sunday you never know - you go out and shoot seven or eight under in ... Read More »

Craig Shakespeare declines comment on Mohamed Elneny's Leicester snub

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It has been reported by the British tabloid that the Algeria global will reject AS Roma and make the switch to North London club Arsenal this summer. "There was a bid from Roma so I would like to put record straight". However, The Sun claimed earlier this week that the Egypt worldwide rejected a transfer after a £10m fee had been agreed between the two clubs. Read More »

Tour de France Stage 19: Edvald Boasson Hagen wins from the break

Bora Hansgrohe's Maciej Bodnar finished in first place after Saturday's (22 July) race, just one second ahead of Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski with teammate Froome coming in five seconds after him. It was his third Tour stage win following another two in 2011 when riding for Froome's Sky team. "I think I have to treat it like any other time trial that I've done before", Froome said. Read More »

Chelsea get FA Cup revenge with confident win

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A nasty collision between Pedro and David Ospina saw the Spaniard be substituted in the 29th minute. Goal reported in June that Arsenal tabled a €35m (£30.7m) offer for Lemar but the offer was swiftly rejected by Monaco, who are desperate to keep hold of one of their prized assets. Read More »

British Open: 6th hole brings challenges

In '08, the scoring average was 4.77, making it the second most hard hole at an Open Championship from 1982-2016 after the 17th at St. Andrews in 1984. Kuchar, a seven-time PGA Tour victor still searching for his first major success , shot a blistering front-nine 29 after three successive birdies to equal 1991 Claret Jug victor Ian Baker-Finch's record at Royal Birkdale . Read More »

Lakers Interested In Derrick Rose

On the other hand, the Cavs need help off the bench. The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly met with Derrick Rose on Thursday and pitched him the idea of playing for the team next season, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN . He averaged 10.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in Vegas. His 47.1 field-goal percentage marked his best since 2009-10. (The NBA covers the difference on one-year minimum deals for veterans.) Regardless of whether they sign Rose , they still have to fill out ... Read More »

Spieth snares two-shot British Open lead

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So really good start. Speaking in a suite overlooking Birkdale's 18th hole on Saturday at an event to mark 50 years of Rolex and golf, Watson said: "One of the things I love about Jordan is his mental toughness, the way he plays the game". Read More »

Derrick Rose Potentially on Bulls' Radar in Free Agency

Rose spent 8 seasons with the Chicago Bulls before joining the Knicks this past season. Rose, 28, averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 64 games with the Knicks . Even just limiting his baggage to the on-the-court variety, Rose's game hasn't aged well in the modern game. Ball also has elite height for a point guard that will only help . Read More »

LA Lakers, Derrick Rose Have Free-Agent Meeting

The Lakers view the 26-year-old Clark as a good mentor for Ball after helping the Warriors win the 2017 National Basketball Association championship . Come home, D. Rose , come home. Would it actually close the gap? No. He'd have a better chance to contend for a title in Cleveland, though he is likely looking for an opportunity to get as much playing time as possible. Read More »

Amateur poker player wins £2m in worldwide contest

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The majority of the time , when I had a misstep, I was able to keep a level head and keep playing poker. Dan Ott (Altoona, Pennsylvania) - 26,475,000 6. "It's just unreal", Ott said. And if I do go, she'll be with me. In poker, all you need is a breakthrough. By the end of play on Saturday, July 21 there will be no more chip leader , only a champion. Read More »

Jordan Spieth Takes Control Of The Open 2017

Leaderboard 1. Jordan Spieth -6 (65 & 69) 2. That group is just four shots from the lead. Kuchar's one-over-par round of 71, in the gusty winds, was only slightly soured by a bogey on the 18th. Thomas looked the part in an outfit featuring a shirt, tie and cardigan, and said: "Obviously I knew it was going to get a lot of publicity out there". Read More »

"Poulter leads, Spieth threatens at British Open " Manila Bulletin Sports

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Sidelined by a foot injury, it was hard for a competitive animal like Poulter to sit out his home major and watch others challenge for a title he craves the most. "So, yeah", he said, "I mean I'm ready to go out there toe-to-toe with anyone this weekend". "It's a bonus week for me". After his round, Manley also revealed he once played junior football against former internationals Michael Owen and Craig Bellamy, of England and Wales respectively, but chose to make his career in golf instead. Read More »

Derrick Rose has been in contact with Chicago Bulls

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He missed the entire 2012-13 season and played less than a month of the 2013-14 campaign before a season-ending right knee injury. The team is discussing a one-year deal with Rose , said the person who spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. Read More »

Pep talk from caddie inspires Rory McIlroy at British Open

There were big question marks surrounding McIlroy's form coming into the championship after he failed to make the cut on the links at either the Irish Open or the Scottish Open in the build-up to this week. At the 6th Fitzgerald said: " You're Rory McIlroy , what the f are you doing?" and helped him snap back to life. He knows what to say out there and what not to say. Read More »

Paulie Malignaggi Sparred With Conor McGregor For 8 Rounds

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Welcome to the team, Paulie Malignaggi. He's clearly got a few surprises up his sleeve, and that's why someone with the boxing brain and experience of Malignaggi will be a huge help. It has been rumoured that Malignaggi has signed a confidentiality agreement while sparring with McGregor, after the South African boxer Chris van Heerden leaked a less than flattering video of the UFC star in action. Read More »

Chris Froome all but wraps up fourth Tour de France title

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Tours are usually decided by minutes, not seconds, but going into the time trial on Saturday, Froome had never trailed by more than 12 seconds and never led by more than 27. Despite the odds stacking in Froome's favour, Bardet isn't ready to concede defeat. Stefan Kung ([11.00]), second in the opening time trial, can be expected to go well. Read More »

Woodland moving up at the British Open

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Everyone is on their own when the British Open begins Thursday, and Spieth is looking sharp enough to be listed as a co-favorite with Dustin Johnson , the No. Spieth and Kuchar lit it up, too. Austin Connelly, who grew up in Dallas and shares a swing coach with Spieth, extended his remarkable run with birdies on his last two holes for a 66. Read More »

Jordan Spieth Shoots Bogey Free Round To Start Open Championship

Between that quartet and the leader sit Kuchar, of course, plus Brooks Koepka and Connelly, brought together on five-under, six back, by contrasting finishes. "To be in after two days and be under-par for this championship after the way I started, I'm ecstatic", McIlroy said. "It wasn't a great feeling knowing we were coming into something harder than what we were watching", he said. Read More »

Branden Grace shoots 62 at British Open to set majors record

Summing up his performance: "It's disappointing, extremely disappointing - easy conditions and the greens were soft". "Talking about this can go on forever", Grace said . But obviously I knocked in the three-footer. Grace's second shot at the last, a pitching wedge from 165 yards, jumped a bit from light rough and ended slightly over the green, leaving a 50-foot downhiller. Read More »

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

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He must obey ALL laws, which was made totally clear by one parole board member. A Goldman family spokesman said Goldman's father and sister, Fred and Kim, would not be part of the hearing and feel apprehensive about "how this will change their lives again should Simpson be released". Read More »

Dates for 2017/2018 El Clasico fixtures announced

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Champions Real Madrid will host Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu in the final round of fixtures before Spain's winter break, while the clash at Camp Nou is scheduled to be held on the third-from-last matchday of the campaign. The Camp Nou fixture looks set to be rearranged due to Madrid's participation in the Club World Cup in December, with the return fixture set to be pivotal in the title race. Read More »

When Sachin Tendulkar helped Harmanpreet Kaur to get a job

An example of how glorious a sporting relationship between two players and indeed teams can be was set by Australia's Alex Blackwell after she presented Harmanpreet Kaur with an Aussie team jersey soon after India's 36-run victory in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup . Read More »