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Open hopes fade for inconsistent McIlroy

The giant 39-year-old had five birdies in his first nine holes as he went out in just 29. The first weekend score is in the books at the British Open - and it's a good one. "I'm in a position where it can be very advantageous, just everything I've gone through, the good, the bad, and everything in the middle", said Spieth. Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne Predicts How Many Goals Romelu Lukaku Will Get

Paul Pogba's lofted pass in the 37th minute allowed the burly striker to run in behind the City defense before heading the ball past keeper Ederson and finishing clinically from the tightest of angles. Lukaku scored for the second time since signing with Manchester United , having first collected a goal against Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake on Monday night. Read More »

Dressing down from caddie inspires Rory McIlroy recovery

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Kuchar, 39, put up a morning 71 in hard Royal Birkdale condition. I saw a lot of quality out there, which was good. Andrew Dodt (75) is a further shot back, one clear of Aaron Baddeley (76), Jason Day (76), Marc Leishman (76) and Scott Hend (74) who all made the cut on the number at plus-five for the championship. Read More »

Derrick Rose in contract talks with Cleveland Cavaliers

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The Cavs made Rose an offer of one year and either the league minimum ($2.1 million for him) and what's left of their mid-level exception to the salary cap ($2.5 million). Rose at one point left the team previous year, without informing management, to tend to a family issue. Ball also has elite height for a point guard that will only help . Read More »

Spieth snares two-shot British Open lead

Open in 2015. "Again, I'll be playing with him (Spieth) but not focused on him". Spieth has a wonderful record of converting five times out of six for victory from a 54-hole lead, but the one where he didn't will always be one that people ask about. Read More »

Stars and Stripes fly on first day at Birkdale

Why is Spieth such a favorite, then? Kuchar got home with with a 1-over 71. "It was ideal conditions so we made a decision to take it by the horns, play a bit more aggressively and it paid off nicely", the world number 277 said. He said he can "absolutely" draw on those memories from the Masters and use them to help him Sunday. "I'd give myself a nine (out of 10)". "I was excited to get over here". Read More »

Chris Froome eyes Tour de France greatness after sealing win No. 4

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Everything to race for", Froome said. "I'll do my best to try to win the stage and ride for the jersey". It was a big day in Marseille as both the men of the Tour de France and 19 women of La Course by Le Tour de France would roll a 22.5-km route that started and finished in the Orange Velodrome. Read More »

THE OPEN: McIlroy 'ecstatic' after memorable round

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After back-to-back missed cuts in the Irish and Scottish Opens , and a horrid front nine on Thursday that required stern words from caddie JP Fitzgerald to stir the senses, McIlroy's play over the next 27 holes - encapsulating his back nine on Thursday and entire round on Friday - were as contrasting as night is to day. Read More »

Co-leader Kuchar underway in British Open second round

Each shot a five-under-par 65 to forge a three-way tie at Royal Birkdale, where the churning sky produced a light rain in the morning and postcard-worthy sunshine in the afternoon. He's in one of his mini-slumps at the moment, though he only has to go back to his British Open debut to realize it's not all bad. Koepka said: "I'm excited about it". Read More »

Jordan Spieth surges late for 3-shot lead at British Open

Ben Coley reports from Royal Birkdale . The American battled through the wind and the rain to shot a one-under 69 to take him to six-under for the Royal Birkdale showpiece, two clear of his compatriot Matt Kuchar . Richie Ramsay's even-par 70 left the Scot resting up in a tie for seventh at two-under, no doubt hoping the leaders would falter further. Then the 23-year-old Texan delivered a bogey-free performance at Royal Birkdale that he punctuated with a 20-foot birdie on the final hole ... Read More »

Neymar '90%' to leave Barcelona

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Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri assures "I'm not afraid of losing Paulo Dybala ", despite Barcelona rumours. But what is really interesting is how the transfer market works. For completed deals, check our transfers page . Barcelona finished last season at the second position in the La Liga, after Real Madrid won the league with a three-point difference. Read More »

Kuchar in strong position at Open as McIlroy emerges

World number two Hideki Matsuyama of Japan carded 66 to join Grace at four under, one ahead of American world number one Dustin Johnson (64), defending champion Henrik Stenson (65), Spain's Rafael Cabrera Bello (67) and American Chan Kim (67). Read More »

McIlroy makes abysmal start at The Open

Across the board, I would call it "nine out of 10" and if that's the case it is going to be a really good score. "When I won up in Aberdeen, I think that weather was pretty bad, a lot of rain , a lot of wind", he said. Kuchar made a bogey on the 18th hole, though his round of 71 was a good score in 25-mile-per-hour gusts that put a premium on making par . However, a double-bogey at No. Read More »

Satisfied Spieth eyes third major title

The turn saw 27-year-old Koepka birdie three holes in a row from the 11th, bogey on the 16th and then eagle the par-five 17th in sensational fashion as he holed out from a bunker. "Golf is in a place right now where you have so many players playing really well, and a lot of the guys that are playing really well haven't won a major like Jon Rahm or Justin Thomas or whoever it may be, " McIlroy said. Read More »

Everything you missed Friday morning at the British Open

Fitzgerald's words kept McIlroy positive and the Northern Irishman was happy that he stayed patient. Dignity preserved, now the real business can start. "Huge", he explained when asked about his short-game magic act. They're the putts that haven't been going in over the past few weeks. This is encouraging. Read More »

Day open to Birkdale's tough conditions

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Open champion Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter . "I played really solid". The British Open began Thursday with an All-American flavor. Jim Furyk shot a record 58 previous year in the Travelers Championship in CT and is one of eight players to shoot 59. Read More »

Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail

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Meanwhile, McIlroy, the 2014 Open victor at Hoylake, remains bullish about his prospects after recovering well from a horrendous start to his day. However, patches of awful weather often last for only part of the day, creating different course conditions for different players. Read More »

Kyrie Irving seeks trade to leave Cleveland Cavaliers

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Back during the 2016 season, which ended with the Cavs winning the title, Windhorst said Irving was "clearly not in love" playing with LeBron around the time Cleveland fired coach David Blatt. If that happens, don't be surprised to see James skip town next summer. There have been plenty of rumors circulating in regards to LeBron James leaving Cleveland once again after the 2017-18 season. Read More »

West Ham Confirm Javier Hernandez Deal Agreed

Several of his strikes were crucial goals after coming off the bench. Javier Hernandez has already played in the Premier League and has won it a few times, so knows exactly how well things function around the area. In Hart and Zabaleta they get Premier League-winning and worldwide experience to shore up the back line and with Arnautovic and Hernandez as part of a forward line - alongside Michail Antonio - they get pace, flair, and perhaps most importantly of all, goals. Read More »

Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving to Knicks?

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Woj reported that the Spurs are a team Irving listed as a preferred trade destination in the meeting. Irving, 25, is owed $18.9 million next season and $20.1 million in 2018-19. The Rockets are another. Irving is one of the best point guards in the league. Just a few day later, rumors appeared that James himself wants to leave and that he is prepared to change the jersey. Read More »

Chris Froome secures historic fourth Tour de France victory

Froome now leads the race by 54sec from Uran heading into tomorrow's final stage, a largely ceremonial 103km route from Montgeron to Paris. The finish is set to be the tightest margin of Froome's Tour wins. It is something the team works really hard at developing things like our skin suits but I'll be in the organisational one. Boasson Hagen, who was edged out in a photo finish by Marcel Kittel on the seventh stage, was part of a 20-man breakaway but made a winning solo bid inside the ... Read More »

British Open 2017: Jordan Spieth updated leaderboard after Round 2

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Matt Kuchar went from sharing a lead in the British Open to third place Friday, and he was feeling pretty good about it. McIlroy made three birdies and shot 31 on the front nine at Royal Birkdale. I don't know where to start. Obviously got off to a rough start yesterday, but battled back. Dening Day survived her cancer scare but her son admitted he had lost the necessary discipline to stay on top of his game. Read More »

Rory McIlroy's Open Could Be Over After The Front Nine On Thursday

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The 146th Open began in cool temperatures, a light rain and a strong wind. The view among the field is unanimous that Birkdale is one of the finest links courses of them all. Johnson's best British Open result was runner-up in 2011. Spieth had gone four majors since the Masters meltdown without being a factor, his two major titles in 2015 a memory. Read More »

Joe Morelli's picks to win the British Open

McIlroy ran off three birdies with full control of every shot on the front nine Friday. Spieth's game is in a better place than world number one Johnson, who sat out the Masters with a back injury and missed the cut in last month's US Open at Erin Hills. Read More »