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McIlroy ecstatic with second round

Austin Connelly , a 20-year-old playing in his first major championship , is tied with U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka for third at 5-under. Spieth is at 9 under for the tournament, while Kuchar is 7 under. Entering the week, Spieth was just a few decimal points behind Matsuyama. He wouldn't change that, but it comes with its own pressures. "The crowd are so knowledgeable and the atmosphere ... [Full Article...]

Open Championship Predictions: Will Jordan Spieth win? 7/22/17

Yet Spieth, who has been at the top of the leaderboard since the opening day, was able to reach 11 under for the tournament courtesy of a faultless 65. Only 18 players have won three of golf's grand slam of majors in their career. The bad news for the chasing pack is that Spieth has converted five of his last 36-hole leads into victories. [Full Article...]

Neymar scores wonder goal as Barcelona beat Juventus

If the 25-year-old Brazilian does leave the Catalan club for Paris, it will be for a record-breaking $259 million United States - his current Barcelona transfer fee. Dybala signed a new five-year contract in April, tying him down to Juve until June 2022 in a deal reportedly worth €7million per season. However, the Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says he that he is not fearful of losi... [Full Article...]

Jordan Spieth shoots 65 to extend his British Open lead

Grace wound up seven shots behind even after his 62. After Kuchar made bogey on the next hole, Spieth had the same twoshot lead he started the day with. "I feel like I've had a great career, but the next progression to win a major", he admitted after his round. His score also set a course record, on a day when there were already three 65s and three 66s among the early starters. [Full Article...]

Chelsea approach Inter as they look to swoop for £23m star

But the Italy global rejected a move to Stamford Bridge in favour of staying at Inter Milan . He looks set to miss out on Real Madrid's Danilo, with the Brazil global closing in on a £28m move to Premier League rivals Manchester City . [Full Article...]

Antonio Conte: Alvaro Morata was Chelsea's first choice

Having struggled to establish himself following his move from Marseille, Batshuayi ended last season in fine goalscoring form, netting four times in Chelsea's final three league matches - including the victor at West Brom which clinched the title. [Full Article...]

What you need to know: The Open Championship, Round 1

What you need to know: The Open Championship, Round 1 Sporting News is covering all The Open action so whether you stayed up to watch the late finishers or fell asleep on the couch, check out our live leaderboard and updates below for all the latest on the third major of the year. That was his best opening round at a major to date. "And I felt that out there today, just because of the lack of self-belief I had going out". Johnson almost had a b... [Full Article...]

Midway through third round, Spieth has lead

Even though Spieth carded a second bogey-free 65 of the week, he was eclipsed by the historic effort of Grace, who carded eight birdies and no bogeys to shoot the first 62 in men's major championship history. "The British Open is great , so unique and such a great atmosphere because of the farms". Once more, it will surely be an American, for what would be the sixth time in the last nine ed... [Full Article...]

Rory McIlroy concedes Open Championship hopes are over after missed opportunity

He has become accustomed to sleeping on the lead at a major championship and has become more comfortable in doing so. He has seen the worst of the weather at Royal Birkdale and has made the most of it. "I definitely feel like today was an opportunity lost to get right in the mix going into tomorrow", McIlroy said. "But that's probably the most important thing for me to do". [Full Article...]

Manchester United working hard ahead of Real Madrid clash

Manchester United working hard ahead of Real Madrid clash In the framework of the International Champions Cup, the USA held a Derby of Manchester. He said: 'I can guarantee that he's not going this season, that I can. I will play Lindelof with another one, and Bailly with another one. Then, during the following win over Premier League rivals Manchester City in Houston, Mourinho only made four substitutions at the break and reserved his other replac... [Full Article...]

Is Jordan Spieth a lock to win the claret jug Sunday?

I started to take out my book and saw the 18th hole and I'm like, 'I can't.' This is not worthy of this. Rain or shine, American Jordan Spieth has been utterly unruffled throughout his first three rounds at the British Open , and with a three-shot lead over compatriot Matt Kuchar , he knows more of the same on Sunday will bring him a third major title. [Full Article...]

Spieth supreme while Grace makes history at British Open

Spieth supreme while Grace makes history at British Open Spieth did his part on an extraordinary day of scoring in the British Open , capping off his 5-under 65 by seizing on a good break and making a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a three-shot lead over Matt Kuchar , who did his best to keep pace with a 66. [Full Article...]

Spieth, Koepka set the pace at windy Birkdale

Kuchar stopped and said to Spieth, “This is pretty cool to be here, walking up the last hole of a British Open .”. And after just 18 holes of the 146 edition of the game's oldest championship, Americans dominate the top of the leaderboard yet again. [Full Article...]

Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail

Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail Connelly went on to shoot 66 and end the day in a tie for third. Joining them was Matt Kuchar , who first endeared himself to these British fans as a 19-year-old amateur in 1998 at Royal Birkdale . McIlroy also shot 71 and was relieved. The answers to an examination aren't always straightforward; and, on a summer's day borrowed from the depths of winter, the manner in which Jordan Spieth w... [Full Article...]

Javier Hernandez Set For Premier League Return

Fantasy Premier League is just around the corner and managers are tinkering with their squads to find the ideal balance ahead of the Gameweek 1 deadline. Even that is competitive. "I'm very pleased, I'm very happy that they have joined Manchester United, they are very good football players and it is not just like that they are here. [Full Article...]

Sports Digest: Froome keeps overall lead in Tour de France

Sports Digest: Froome keeps overall lead in Tour de France He finished one minute and 57 seconds behind Froome, and after Mikel Landa's 15th place on the stage, needed to beat the time of 30 minutes and 19 seconds to keep his third podium place over the Sky domestique. "I'm only 26 and I have a lot I can still improve on, especially the time trials ". It didn't seem likely that Simon Yates' white young rider jersey was under any real threat from Loui... [Full Article...]

Chris Froome set to claim fourth Tour de France victory

Chris Froome set to claim fourth Tour de France victory Merckx's five triumphs in France contribute to a total of 11 Grand Tour victories - the most achieved by any rider, while he tops the list for stage victories in the Tour de France , with 34. "Last year was close and this year was even closer and now I finally get one". There would be a GC shakeup between second and third place, as Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale ) had a tough day on cou... [Full Article...]

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...]


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