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South African Shoots 62, Lowest Round Ever at a Major Championship

Spieth and Kuchar teed off in the final pairing. He finished at 3-under, tied for fifth and five shots behind victor Ian Baker-Finch. He has, he says learnt from what was a "humbling experience". He says his caddie, Zach Rasego , came up to him after he made par on 18 and said, "Congrats, you broke the record". "It is always hard to follow a good round, because you go out with the same expectations that you are playing well", Grace said. Read More »

Open Championship 2017: Branden Grace's Record-Breaking Scorecard

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Compare that to Zach Johnson being eight strokes better than the average on Friday (albeit with a worse field), and you get comparable performances. AARON BADDELEY'S 72 has him second last of those who made the cut, but at least he's ahead of Masters victor Danny Willett , who's a shot further back and coming last. Read More »

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane confirms Danilo has left squad

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The Premier League team want the transfer completed before then so they can utilise the 26-year-old themselves, as they also close in on a move for Benjamin Mendy. "I just hope to help him out as he expects". Manchester United fans will certainly feel they've got one of the best "back-up" goalkeepers in club football. Read More »

Spieth a huge chalk favorite after epic Moving Day at The Open

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And Spieth wasn't done as he sunk a long eagle putt on No. 15. A 30-foot birdie putt. Jordan Spieth won The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on Sunday, overcoming an ugly front-nine and a near-disaster on No. And that's when the show began. But it is all about Spieth and the young Texan insists he will take a level-headed approach into the final 18 holes. Read More »

Chelsea a step ahead of Arsenal

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The Belgian first set up Willian for the opener in the 40th minute before he doubled Chelsea's advantage with a goal of his own two minutes later. " Arsene Wenger is a big [inspiration] for me", he added. Now, let's talk the back three. "My back is better", the centre-back said. What a lovely turn from Batshuayi in the middle of the park, too. Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar helped Harmanpreet Kaur land a job, reveals Diana Edulji

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As I mentioned in the last press meet, against Australia it was they who were giving us more inputs about these players". Edulji, a retired sports officer wanted Kaur to join the Mumbai based cricket team. All said and done, everything happens for a reason and good. She is young and will learn from mistakes. "That time a senior official in Punjab Police had told us that "she isn't a Harbhajan Singh that we will give her a DSP post". Read More »

No easy going for England in decider, warns Raj

The next-highest aggregate by a team for these positions is 908 by Australia, while India are third with 904, at an average of 45.20 and a strike rate of 74.34. World Cup final is something that doesn't happen very often. India's head-to-head win-loss record against England is not as bad as that the one against Australia. Read More »

How a playoff works at the British Open at Royal Birkdale

Kuchar, starting the round two strokes behind Spieth, could never quite catch him. His round Friday featured four bogeys, three birdies and an eagle - the latter coming on the 15th hole. But he did, sinking a 2-footer on the final hole to break the former mark of 63 held by several players. Spieth clenched his fist when it dropped for birdie, and then Kuchar missed from about 12 feet. Read More »

Spieth levels with Kuchar in British Open after 13th hole drama

Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion. He was nine shots back. No more hanging his head. The two-time major winner's first bogey in 21 holes came after he found a hard lie in the rough off the first tee, pulled his second into the crowd and failed to get up and missed a 15-foot par putt. Read More »

Spieth takes 3-stroke lead, heads into British Open final round

The freakish sequence played out in slow motion as Spieth took more than 20 minutes before hitting his shot. The one that won it. And the 23-year-old then dropped out of the lead for the first time in two days with a bogey on the 13th, which involved a 20-minute ruling and which saw him playing his third shot from the practice ground. Read More »

Paul McGinley reflects on improved Rory McIlroy display at The Open

Several golfers went deep into the red at Royal Birkdale, with South African Brendan Grace shooting an eight-under 62, the lowest-ever single-round score in a men's golf major. McIlroy saved his round over the final four holes Thursday and rebounded at 2-under-par 68 on Friday to comfortably stand without striking distance entering the weekend. Read More »

Klopp explains why Barcelona target Coutinho will not leave Liverpool

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He's very smart both offensively and defensively. Sky Sports News revealed on Thursday that Barcelona want to sign the Brazil worldwide this summer and are willing to pay more than £70m. "Go somewhere else, to Barcelona , to Bayern Munich, to Real Madrid, and you will be just another player". Here you can be something more. It can be argued that Liverpool have not had a dominating left back who has performed consistently over multiple seasons since John Arne Riise, and the Scottish ... Read More »

Man wins $8.1 million in World Series of Poker

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The 33-year-old's Hendon Mob database page says he's eighth in accounted-for poker tournament earnings among French players . Besides his multimillion-dollar payout, he also took home a bracelet made from white and yellow gold, diamonds and rubies. Read More »

Irving requests trade from Cleveland Cavaliers

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Irving is from the Tri-State area and could be swapped for Knicks' All-Star small forward Carmelo Anthony , who has grown frustrated in NY. The website speculate that since Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge has one year less on his deal and could be part of a deal with Cleveland if a trade was worked. Read More »

Surging Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka out in front in British Open

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For Poulter, it was a terrific effort. Many players struggled to cope with the elements and the punishing bunkers. "Whatever nature gives you, you've got to obviously try to respond with a golf shot". Now he's in the top-10 and putting well (24 putts across 18 holes on Friday), and when Rory even is an average putter, he's good enough to win. He didn't drop a shot all day. Read More »

Brooks Koepka Leads the Charge in The Open Championship

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Patience always should be the 15th club in your bag. In truth, the veteran looked doomed since starting the opening round on Thursday with a quadruple bogey at the first hole, per Mark Tallentire of the Guardian . Frustratingly he left a 15ft birdie attempt short at the next hole but already looked in far better shape than he had yesterday afternoon when he was five over through six holes and seemingly destined to crash out before his back-nine rally. Read More »

McIlroy hungry as ever for Open success

He stayed there with three pars that were just as critical. The die hard fans of the game may get up early or at least DVR the rounds but it makes it difficult on the golf watcher. The 44 year-old, whose only pro win was on the Challenge Tour in 2001, was tied for sixth after round one, two shots off the lead on a three-under 67, having finishing his opening 18 holes with three successive birdies. Read More »

Grace makes major history as Spieth retains lead at The Open

His caddie Zack Rasego wisely chose to stay quiet until Grace putted out for par on the 18th. Spieth watched his playing partner take aim at the flagstick and almost hole his approach for eagle. The Superbook is giving Kuchar the second best odds to win at 5/1, after he shot a four-under 66 on Saturday. After holing a lengthy birdie putt on the 18th and seeing Kuchar (66) miss from much closer , Spieth will go into Sunday's final round with a wonderful chance of adding the Claret Jug to the ... Read More »

O'Meara's farewell to Birkdale is a round to forget

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Hideki Matsuyama (27 to 1): Another guy with so much game that it's scary. IBF purred his ball around the Lancashire layout in a 6 under 64 on the Saturday and a 4 under 66 on the Sunday for an all-time 72-hole low score at Royal Birkdale of 272, which still stands to this day. Read More »

British Open: Phil Mickelson projected to miss cut after rough 2nd round

Jordan Spieth leads Matt Kuchar by three shots heading into the final round of the Open Championship after a gripping battle between the pair on day two of action. Kuchar was just one behind his Ryder Cup team-mate with three to play before he ran up a double-bogey at the 16th, and he was unable to convert from six feet at the last after Spieth had nailed a superb putt from the fringe to close on 11 under. Read More »

British Open at a glance

Spieth won the U.S. Masters and the U.S. Open in 2015. "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. Spieth, who will celebrate his 24th birthday next week, and Kuchar each turned in 31 to open up a healthy cushion over the rest of the field. But Spieth had a tap-in for a birdie of his own, and quickly regained the top spot at 7 under. Read More »

Girl power as India hails World Cup heroines

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Although she is one of the most sought-after female cricketers on the global scene, Kaur like her team is underappreciated and often condescended to in India . Two teams whose success could have wide-reaching effects on the women's game. "I think it is ( time ), now looking at the way the girls have been performing in the last couple of years, and we've also seen how Smriti (Mandhana ) and Harmanpreet (Kaur ) have benefited from their exposure to the WBBL", Raj said. Read More »

British Open 2017: Rory McIlroy updated leaderboard after Round 1

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Spieth, who goes out at 2.48pm, may find he gets the worst of the weather but he is ready for whatever the elements throw at him. And that might make things a lot more interesting on Sunday in the 146th Open. If so, a lot of the credit goes to Fitzgerald. The four-time major victor was four-over-par standing on the sixth tee when his long-time caddie intervened, with McIlroy describing his start as "nervous, anxious and timid". Read More »