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Victory for Boasson Hagen at Tour de France

Phinney, a former pursuit specialist whose career was nearly ended by a crash three years ago, has been competing in his first Tour this month. In theory, it should be a good day for the sprinters with a flat finish, but the lumpy terrain throughout most of the stage could encourage some dare-devils to go on a breakaway, with this the last chance for one to succeed all the way to the finish. Read More »

Jordan Spieth takes lead at British Open

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The early starters encountered some wet conditions, but showers gave way to clouds and some sunshine on a breezy day at Royal Birkdale. "Good time to back me, I think", laughed the Northern Irishman, who didn't cope well with strong winds at the 2011 Open and said at the time , "These conditions, I don't enjoy playing in really". Read More »

Knicks would trade one of their stars for Kyrie Irving

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I'll go kick ricks now, but just know that the Cavaliers are sitting perilously close to flames, and that the Boston Celtics could benefit from a fire. There are plenty of teams that make sense to his acquire his services. A trade involving the two stars needs to be considered one of the more likely scenarios. Read More »

British Open Leaderboard: Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka Race to the Top

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With winds of nearly 50km/h gusting through the course, Kuchar earlier mixed four bogeys with three birdies and hoped to kick back in his hotel and watch the afternoon carnage unfold. Instead, the (dis) honor goes to Masters champion Sergio Garcia . There is no clear favorite. Spieth, victor of the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, is brilliant with a wedge and a putter. Read More »

Chelsea complete £70m Morata signing from Real Madrid

He scored 20 goals in 43 appearances last season as Real retained their Champions League crown and edged Barcelona to the Spanish title. The Spain worldwide broke three records by completing his move, becoming Chelsea's new record signing after beating Fernando Torres €58.5 million move from Liverpool to London. Read More »

Thursday's British Open shot, hole and quote of the day

On a day when players made plenty of birdies at the British Open , no one made more on the front side than Matt Kuchar . McIlroy holed par putts of about 10 feet on the 10th and 11th holes to start the back nine. The pride of Aberdeen is one of only two Scots to make the cut and trying to become the first Open Championship victor from Scotland since Paul Lawrie won at Carnoustie in 1999. Read More »

Johnson feeling back to his best ahead of Birkdale challenge

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The storms arrived about the time he teed off - 40 miles per hour wind, rain and a severe drop in temperatures - and Woods shot 81. "So we'll wait until Sunday and see what the leaderboard looks like". Schwartzel, who posted a 66, is one shot off the lead with Paul Casey . In 1998, Birkdale crowned the 41-year-old Mark O'Meara, although a 17-year-old Justin Rose finished fourth as an amateur. Read More »

OJ to be freed after nine years in jail

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On early Thursday afternoon, during a hearing in Nevada, O.J. Simpson was granted parole for charges stemming from an armed robbery after almost nine years in the slammer. "I've been saying it for years, it is what it is, I can't control things I can't control", Brown continued. Last year, ESPN's O. If he were to be paroled, he said, he wants to spend as much time as he can with his family. Read More »

OJ Simpson removed from general population after parole granted

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After almost nine years, a Nevada board granted the former football player's parole in a unanimous decision. A smiling Simpson , with close-cropped gray hair and looking thinner than at his last parole hearing in 2013, testified along with his daughter and one of the victims in the 2007 heist. Read More »

LA Lakers, Derrick Rose Have Free-Agent Meeting

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Signing Derrick Rose would certainly add a consistent scoring threat and playmaker to Cleveland's bench. Recently, the Lakers have expressed an interest in point guard Derrick Rose . But the Knicks don't have much money to offer a free agent after signing Tim Hardaway Jr. and using the room exception on Baker. The three-time National Basketball Association champion has signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal to remain with the Heat for what will be his 15th season. Read More »

India storms into finals, beat Australia by 36 runs

India have been one of the strongest teams in the tournament but, at the same time, one of their two defeats have come against Australia . India had earlier lost to South Africa as well, which meant their final group game against New Zealand was a virtual quarter-final. Read More »

Kuchar joins Spieth and Koepka at the top

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Welshman Stuart Manley sits in a group with Bubba Watson and Ernie Els on two-under after briefly leading on his first ever appearance at a major championship. The three time major champion won when Royal Birkdale last hosted in 2008. Call this one a hunch because like I said, he is not playing well right now but the talent is there. Read More »

Rory McIlroy responds after talking to from JP

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Open win. "I was nervous going out, a little anxious, timid, just (did) not really (have) as much belief in myself as I should have had". The PGA Championship completes the golf season and it too is played at different courses each year. Read More »

McIlroy confident and keen as British Open approaches

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Being tied for 58th isn't great, but it's better than where he appeared headed and keeping a good attitude may have been the key to his recovery. "Since I got hurt at Augusta, my game hasn't been almost as good as it was", Johnson said, referring to that spill down the stairs in his rental home that forced him out of the Masters. Read More »

National Football League notebook: OJ Simpson granted parole

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Simpson became eligible for parole today. With that statement, Judge Glass sentenced Orenthal James Simpson from 9 to 33 years in prison for his role in a 2007 memorabilia heist at Palace Station casino in Las Vegas. The lawyer argued the reporter should have done a better job vetting the comments of Felix, and said he would refuse to answer any further questions about the officer. Read More »

OJ Simpson to ask for early release from prison this evening

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In February 2016, his murder trial was resurrected in the FX true crime anthology, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story . But he was granted a new trial in 2010 and was released after agreeing to a plea deal. Many people are feeling a bit nostalgic, looking back on O.J. Simpson's criminal record as the notorious defendant asked a Nevada parole board for his early release. Read More »

The Open: Fan favourite Tommy Fleetwood struggles on day one

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Bulle - a former Glasgow High School and Middle Tennessee State University golf star - traveled to England over the weekend to prepare to play Royal Birkdale. "You're definitely not entitled to anything because you're here". "That's one of those holes", Day said, "where you can make a big number quick". Read More »

Perisic named in Inter squad despite Manchester United link

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WOLFSBURG have apparently reached out to Man United to enquire about Anthony Martial's availability. Speaking to Sky Italia , sporting director Walter Sabatini claimed that the Red Devils had yet to make a bid for the 28-year-old. His thoughts are fixated on pre-season with United'. It all means Inter are under no pressure to accept any offers that they deem to be too low, leaving United facing yet more possible transfer misery. Read More »

Tigers stay hot with 9-3 win at Kansas City Tuesday

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He recorded the ensuing two outs. That's unbelievable and they may yet challenge for a.700 winning percentage this season. But Victor Martinez walked. It's just one of things where you get a taste of it, you know what it is and you want more of it. "That's less than a week". The big draw, according to Al Avila during his Fox Sports piece, is that this kid is young and is a very high upside pick. Read More »

Jake Peter called up to White Sox's AAA team

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In interleague play, Maeda is 3-0 with a 0.53 ERA against the Royals, Angels and White Sox in 2017. Many even were willing to wait out a deluge in the eighth with the hopes of seeing one more at-bat from the newest member of the White Sox. "The talent is real. Now it's just going out there and doing it". Jake Peter is one step closer to the major leagues. Not all wins are created equal, however. Read More »

Simon chosen to work at British Open

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The unpredictability of the tee time draw can often eliminate much of the field; Spieth was one of the players who felt nature's wrath and was affected by adverse weather previous year at Royal Troon. For as much as we talk about how links golf doesn't necessarily fit his game, McIlroy has had two top fives in the last three years at this tournament. Read More »

Dustin Johnson unfazed by tests at The Open

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But the back injury he suffered during a staircase fall at his rental home in Georgia ruled him out of the year's first major. McIlroy has missed the US, Irish, and Scottish Open cuts, while Johnson has missed his last two, including the US Open . Read More »