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Links golf at Carnoustie suits Tiger Woods

Open. He's got his silver medal from 11 years ago, and he's also got his name on the claret jug for his wire-to-wire win at Royal Liverpool in 2014. "The bunkers are causing me to not hit drivers as opposed to being in the rough, " said Justin Thomas . "And I was just like, 'Wow, I just hit a drive over 300 yards.' And now I'm hitting 2-irons over 360". Read More »

Tour: Froome plays down Thomas battle for Sky supremacy


Wiggins, who was famously embroiled in a power struggle with teammate Chris Froome at the 2012 Tour, suggested that Brailsford's approach to the leadership rivalry between Geraint Thomas and Froome could be "quite divisive" and "self-serving" with the success of the team as the main priority. Read More »

India announced test squad for England series

He was not as successful subsequently as England fought back with wins at Lord's and Headingley but has done enough to force his way into contention for a third Test cap, having made his debut against Australia a year ago. India's linchpin had suffered an injury to his left thumb in the first Twenty20 worldwide against Ireland. While the selectors seem to have resisted flamboyant picks, they did select a bolter in Pant, who originally wasn't even part of the four-day leg of the A side's ... Read More »

Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma


Alisson had been on holiday in Sardinia after Brazil's World Cup campaign but he has now cut that short to finalise his switch to Anfield . Roma have already signed Daniel Fuzato, the 21-year-old goalkeeper from Palmeiras, and 35-year-old Antonio Mirante from Bologna this summer with reports suggesting the Italian club are resigned to losing Alisson. Read More »

Raptors trade DeMar DeRozan, Poeltl for Kawhi Leonard, Green


Medium Large is looking to add motivated individuals with big dreams and a big appetite for success to our direct sales team based in Los Angeles or Orange County. DeRozan, who turns 29 on August 7, has been with the Raptors his entire career. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported about 5 a.m. Wednesday that both players were aware of the discussions. Read More »

Raptors betting favourites to land Kawhi Leonard


NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter, who has been sharing Leonard scoops this week and seems to have some connection to the star forward's camp, said on FS1's " First Things First " Friday that Leonard has not had a change of heart and still wants to play for the Lakers. Read More »

NCAA announces upcoming Final Four sites


The NCAA announced its decision Monday during a live feed on its Twitter account . That Final Four, only a year after the venue will host Super Bowl 57 in 2023, will be the Phoenix area's second, after last year's Final Four. Detroit was left out along with other finalists Los Angeles and Dallas. The group was comprised of officials with San Antonio Sports, the City of San Antonio , UTSA and for the first time, the University of the Incarnate Word. Read More »

Woods says British Open becomes best shot at a major


Look what Tom [Watson] did at Turnberry at 59. This year, he played in the final group at the Masters, and was on the verge of completing the career Grand Slam, before a soul-crushing 74 on the last day. "I haven't won one since, but I'm trying". It was just part of growing up, part of becoming the golfer I am today. "I played there once about three years ago at the British Amateur", the world No.128 said of Carnoustie. Read More »

Vladimir Putin proud of Russia's hosting of tournament


A few days after Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana signalled the final whistle, FIFA looks back extremely satisfied with how the referees performed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™ and how the historic implementation of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) contributed to the resounding success of refereeing at the tournament. Read More »

Home run record set at 2018 MLB All-Star game


Bregman's homer off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling was one of a record-breaking 10 in the game, and it put the AL ahead for good, as baseball's best put on a power exhibition in the late innings. The American League consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians; Detroit Tigers; Houston Astros; Kansas City Royals; Los Angeles Angels; Minnesota Twins; New York Yankees; Oakland Athletics; Seattle Mariners; Tampa Bay ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger: My 22-year spell at Arsenal was 'perhaps' a mistake


Arsene Wenger , former Arsenal manager, says he regrets neglecting his family and those closest to him while pursuing his managerial career. Interviewer Christine Kelly asked Wenger what his biggest mistake in management has been, to which he replied: " Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years ". Read More »

Orioles Have Deal In Place To Trade Machado


Machado makes sense given that the Dodgers lost franchise shortstop Corey Seager to Tommy John surgery, and that in tandem with the lack of production at second base has left them thin in the infield. Machado was the one of the players mentioned most in trade rumors this season. "Nothing, nothing", the star shortstop said when asked what he has been told by the Baltimore Orioles or his agents. Read More »

Root century seals England series win over India

And that made the comprehensive manner of their victory all the more satisfying for Morgan's men. WICKET! Adil Rashid has a "you miss I hit" moment as Dinesh Karthik is clean bowled for 21 runs. "From that point there was no let up". England restricted India to 256-8, a target which is deemed to be a doddle in this era. - Reuters "I thought we were never on the mark as far as runs were concerned, we were 25 runs less, England were clinical with bat, ball and in the field, and ... Read More »

Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon by beating Anderson in 3 sets


Nowadays he is the prickly so-and-so who I work with and one of the best sports commentators I have had the joy of listening to. Kevin Anderson overcame marathon man John Isner to reach the Wimbledon final after the longest semi-final in grand slam history. Read More »

Lampard close to signing Chelsea’s Mount on loan


Norwich, QPR and Reading were the Championship clubs touted earlier in the summer but Derby have since appointed legendary Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard as their manager, who would seem an ideal mentor for the 19-year-old. Speaking to the club's official website , the new boss said: 'Harry brings incredible quality and hunger to the table here and he showed that past year while he was on loan at Hull. Read More »

No Reason To Believe Russia Behind Election Meddling, Says Trump


That trip takes place in three weeks, a spokesman for Paul said Tuesday. But muddling his message, Trump added that it "could be other people also". But House Republicans earlier used a party-line vote to block a Democratic measure aimed at condemning Trump's stunning comments about Russian Federation - the first vote testing how Congress would react to Trump's remarks. Read More »

ESPN used photo of Bryce Harper's brother in Home Run Derby graphic


He launched the winning blast on his second extra swing, holding his bat over his head and walking down the first-base line as it cleared the center-field fence. He homered on almost half of his swings. So, too, did his dad, who was throwing to him. One Cubs fan has started a petition claiming that Schwarber must be declared the real victor because of Harper's heinous crimes. Read More »

Pirates complete rare five-game sweep before All-Star break


They scored three runs in the first on Gregory Polanco's sacrifice fly, an RBI single by Colin Moran and Bell's run-scoring double. The Pirates secured a five-game sweep of the Brewers with a walk-off win Sunday. Christian Yelich's two-out single to right drove in Broxton to make it 2-1. He allowed five runs on seven hits, walked four and struck out five. The Brewers had a chance to have runners on first and third with no outs to start the seventh, but Jonathan Villar was thrown out ... Read More »

Betting guide for the 147th Open Championship


Like a game of Whac-A-Mole, when Woods addresses one flaw another appears and the fluctuations in his putting reflect this frustrating tale. The idea was to jolt him out of a putting slump, but he also made the switch with an eye on The Open . Read More »

Manny Pacquiao interested in rematch against Floyd Mayweather


Pacquiao, his family and team arrived in General Santos City on Monday, a day after his seventh-round technical knockout victory over Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association welterweight title at Axiata Arena here. "If he wants to come back, let's do a second one", he said. After rolling back the years to pummel Matthysse into seventh-round submission, the Filipino legend is already considering the options for his next fight, which could take place as early as November or December. Read More »

Liverpool Make Official Bid For Roma Keeper Alisson

But according to The Times , the 25-year-old has given an indication that he would prefer to join Liverpool instead of Chelsea . After producing some impressive displays in the Serie A side's Champions League run in 2017/18 - which saw them come from three goals down to trump Spanish giants Barcelona before losing on away goals to Liverpool in the semi-final - Alisson emerged onto a number of club's radars. Read More »

Chelsea offered chance to re-sign Petr Cech from Arsenal


Former Chelsea player Craig Burley believes that Eden Hazard "needs" to sign for Real Madrid this summer. It comes amid reports that Liverpool have offered around £62.5m for the Brazil global, who has also been touted as a possible replacement for Courtois. Read More »