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Open Championship wrap after third round

Rory McIlroy remains in contention for his fifth major title, a feat he considered improbable after flailing through most of the first round of the Open Championship on Thursday at Royal Birkdale . The player going through the motions on the front nine Thursday looked nothing like the victor of four major championships , including this very Open . [Full Article...]

McIlroy makes abysmal start at The Open

On Thursday, the fans at Royal Birkdale saw a bit of both. Perhaps more than any other modern player, McIlroy is keenly adept at taking the long view. Could this be the beginning of a charge seen so often by the four-time major victor? And he's never afraid to do that. Although prone to short bouts of relatively pedestrian play in his career, this recent swoon has somehow felt different. [Full Article...]

Rory McIlroy responds after talking to from JP

It did so in conditions one might call Open conditions, with Open wind, and Open gusts, and Open anemometers showing 30 mph-plus, and Open savagery. That fast finish extended McIlroy's increased cushion to six strokes heading into the final day, where a one-under 71 was enough to finish two clear of Fowler and Sergio Garcia. [Full Article...]

Jordan Spieth's former junior-golf foursomes partner in British Open contention, too

Spieth had one of seven rounds at 65 or lower at Royal Birkdale , which was never more vulnerable with a light breeze and a clear sky until the final hour. "I felt stress-free given the scenario". A greenkeeper mows the light rough round the edge of the 6th green during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship , at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Wednesday, July 19... [Full Article...]

Kevin de Bruyne backs Romelu Lukaku to succeed at Manchester United

Kevin de Bruyne backs Romelu Lukaku to succeed at Manchester United Following his transfer to Manchester United for £75m, every aspect of Romelu Lukaku's game has inevitably come under scrutiny, including his first touch, which can be heavy sometimes. They used Fernandinho and Eliaquim Mangala at left back against Manchester United this morning and neither are suited to that position. Kolarov's looming exit heightens speculation that City are close to signin... [Full Article...]

Spieth, Koepka take lead in opening round at British Open

He wasn't great off the tee, indeed he was 126th in the field for driving accuracy. He was missing greens and missing putts in a way that made you want to cringe. It definitely helped. It kept me positive. The rain is forecasted to stop for a while in the afternoon but before we view that as a possible window of opportunity for Spieth, Koepka and all the other afternoon starters, the wind is due t... [Full Article...]

No Gibbs swoop planned - Pulis

No Gibbs swoop planned - Pulis Last season, the 27-year-old made 22 appearances in all competitions, but was limited to just eight starts in the Premier League as he acted as deputy to Nacho Monreal . are holding out for a figure closer to £15 million. "We don't need the money and he's a good player and we want to keep our good players". "We won't be signing Kieran Gibbs ". [Full Article...]

Cavaliers in talks to add Rose to backcourt

It's not worth it, however, and the temptation should be avoided. With career averages of 19.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and 6.0 assists through eight National Basketball Association seasons, Rose would bolster the Lakers' backcourt by providing both production and experience. [Full Article...]

Arsenal Playing Chelsea Is Never Just Another Game, Wenger Says

Arsenal Playing Chelsea Is Never Just Another Game, Wenger Says Batshuayi and Willian celebrate a goal . The Brazilian was admittedly given too much space to slot the ball in off the post. Chelsea will next week open talks to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal . "Pre-season is very important". "Last season it was a hard season for Michy but don't forget he scored a very important goal to give us the title". [Full Article...]

Gunners boosted in Man City winger chase

Gunners boosted in Man City winger chase City are desperate to hold on to the England Under-17 worldwide and according to the Independent , they have offered him a deal worth around £30,000-a-week ($39,000), but he is yet to sign a new deal, which has seen him being left behind in England. [Full Article...]

Rory McIlroy continues climb up Open leaderboard

That gave him a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar . Live: Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary and follow text updates - including in-play video clips - on BBC Sport website and mobile app. Koepka also struggled to find birdies for the Round 2. Not to be overlooked was Rory McIlroy , who recovered from a bad start Thursday to salvage 71, then kept o... [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho 'Waiting for a Bit More' in Manchester United's Transfer Window

Manager Jose Mourinho was believed to want Monaco's Fabinho, but the Independent now reports that Paris St-Germain right-back Serge Aurier is the chosen one in a £25m deal. "Of course for me it is always good to play for Italy, for the national team". Ederson had a night to forget. The goalkeeper saves, he goes there, tap in - goal. [Full Article...]

MA boy, 5, who received new heart, dies

MA boy, 5, who received new heart, dies Ari Schultz was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and had to undergo two heart surgeries before he was even born. After 5 years of struggling with heart disease and spending over 200 days at Boston Children's Hospital, Ari received a new heart on March 3. [Full Article...]

British Open 2017: Brooks Koepka 'excited' to contend in another major

British Open 2017: Brooks Koepka 'excited' to contend in another major Perhaps that was because he was chomping away on a piece of chewing gum that he kept for the entirety of the round after being encouraged by a sound start. Rose, along with local lad Tommy Fleetwood, now look the best bets for a first English victor since Nick Faldo in 1992. Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course . [Full Article...]

New Chelsea signing better than Man United striker Romelu Lukaku, claims reporter

Midfielder Juan Mata is now being kept waiting by Manchester United over talks about a new deal. Lukaku arrived for an initial £75million and is one of the many big-money moves that will surely make the Premier League more competitive than ever. [Full Article...]

Derrick Rose nearing a relatively cheap one-year deal with Cavaliers

If you watch Ball and Rose play , they are very similar in their craft. The former league MVP is only 28 years old. The Cavaliers would have a much easier time managing his playing time and give a boost to the bench with him sitting behind Irving. [Full Article...]

Lakers Rumors: Derrick Rose Meeting Reported Amid Cavaliers Interest

Lakers Rumors: Derrick Rose Meeting Reported Amid Cavaliers Interest He shot his best percentage since 2009-10 - 47.1 percent shooting - in 64 games. But, the Cavs are finally looking to make a move of their own. The one-time MVP put up decent stats (averaging 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists), but lived up to his reputation as a ball-dominant volume shooter. [Full Article...]

Karamjyoti Dalal clinches bronze in women's discus with staggering 19.02 m throw

Karamjyoti Dalal clinches bronze in women's discus with staggering 19.02 m throw Dalal managed to pull off a herculean effort to throw 19.02m thereby edging her Baharaini competitor Alomari Roba to a podium finish. Even during interviews in the past she has said that with good sponsors coming in, her game will only improve. [Full Article...]

Spieth in front after second round at The Open

Among the names making a move up the leaderboard included Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy with his round of 68, with third birdies in the opening six holes, pushing him to one-under and into a tie for seventh place. And I thought if I could make a couple more on the back nine, then it's going to be a great score. Spieth had just made a disappointing par on the par-5 17th after hitting his se... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas party the ideal Open warm-up for Koepka

I was surprised because I really thought on Thursday I was prepared. I just wanted to get back inside the ropes. It was so much easier to putt without the wind. "Right now I'm just happy to be indoors, but I feel good right now". "I'm encouraged about what I saw on the back nine and will try and go out and do it all again tomorrow and limit the mistakes". [Full Article...]


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