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Open Championship: Rory McIlroy 'ecstatic' after second-round 68

Kuchar is on eight under after a 66. Nowhere else does something as simple as the forecast take out so many players in the field. The scoreboard was a sea of red figures as player after player peppered the flags. He will need Spieth to back up a couple shots to have a realistic chance. He walked up the fairway and off into the distance, leaving Paul Broadhurst and Richard Bland to debate the tee shot. Read More »

Barguil vainqueur à l'Izoard


Car pour décrocher la première place du classement général et espérer prendre l'avantage avant le contre-la-montre de Marseille, attendu comme le rendez-vous décisif de cette Grande Boucle, il faudra bousculer l'équipe du Britannique, au risque de rester coincé en position d'outsider jusqu'aux Champs-Élysées. Read More »

Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail

And if I don't win [Sunday], it has nothing to do with that. He was also in contention until the last three holes with a double bogey, bogey, double bogey placing him 11 shots off the Spieth pace. The most previous 63 in a major was recorded by Justin Thomas in the third round of the U.S. Open last month. He finished in a six-way tie for sixth, one shot behind Paul Casey and Charl Schwartsel. Read More »

Man Utd have Lukaku at perfect time, says legend

You know it's there but you just can't care about that. It doesn't matter whether he is or he isn't, that's the way he approaches every single training session and every game. The two sides face each other in the UEFA Super Cup at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia on August 8, but first they lock horns in a friendly that is set to once more attract a big audience in the States. Read More »

British Open 2017 Leaderboard: Updating Results and Standings for Friday


McIlroy will be among the early starters on Friday's second round, and with heavy rain forecast for later in the day, this could be advantageous. Brooks Koepka had been level with Spieth and Kuchar overnight but the current US Open champion struggled a little more in the afternoon rain - which at one point forced a temporary halt to play as greens became waterlogged. Read More »

Cavs looking to sign Derrick Rose

Rose averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists on 47 percent shooting over 64 games for the New York Knicks last season after being traded from Chicago in June of past year. For Rose, it's an opportunity to play in scenario where the pressure isn't squarely on his shoulders, and a chance at not only seeing the playoffs but making a run at the NBA Finals. Read More »

British Open 2017: Updated leaderboard after Round 3

I enjoy links golf, and I'm just very confident where my game is at right now. After Kuchar made bogey on the next hole, Spieth had the same two-shot lead he started the day with. "Zack came up and said, "You're in the history books". "I think I will assume that we are tied for the lead". Austin Connelly is playing in his first major and only qualified when he won a playoff for the final spot at Royal Cinque Ports. Read More »

Spieth takes lead into the weekend

They will see each other again tomorrow, and they put some distance from everyone else. "With a nifty lie, I had a 3-iron out and I changed to 3-wood and let it just slide". Kuchar shot a 66, and that includes a double-bogey on 16, when he drove into a fairway bunker, had to punch out and had a three-putt after his approach. Read More »

After pair of 2nd-place finishes, Boasson Hagen wins Tour stage


Froome said he wasn't bothered about not winning a stage during this Tour, saying: "You have to do the race over three weeks and that is what we did". This caught out the partisan crowd which was equally exuberant in cheering on Bardet as booing Froome. The first two places are returned to the riders Polish, as Bodnar has surpassed Michal Kwiatkowski , the team-mate of Froome very valuable in this Tower. Read More »

Stenson and Spieth paired for British Open

Something's got to give in this week's British Open at Royal Birkdale . 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. Read More »

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

Defending champion Henrik Stenson was happy with a solid 69, while McIlroy and Johnson (71) both have ground to make up early on Friday after both failed to break par. The 65s of Ryder Cup team-mates Spieth and Koepka equalled the second lowest first-round score in an Open at Birkdale, a shot outside Craig Stadler's record of 64 set in 1983. Read More »

Spieth leads outright at The Open Championship, Stone makes the cut

The No. 1 player in the world has made only one birdie in 27 holes. "When I was at 4-over I was definitely thinking cut-line". At one point I felt like I was going to shoot 90 out there. "He does it quite often". "I was very proud of myself that I hung in there and tried to stay as positive as I possibly could", he said. "I'm still as ambitious now as I was starting off my career, if not more so now because I know what I've achieved and I know what I can achieve. Read More »

The Open 2017: McIlroy 'very happy' with second-round 68

McIlroy was scrapping, just as in Ireland, just as in Scotland. Spieth shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Brooks Koepka among the early starters. "Transitional" is the phrase McIlroy has used. All of it follows missed cuts at the U.S. Open, the Irish Open and the Scottish Open across the prior month. Read More »

Spieth happy with first-round efforts


U.S. golfer Matt Kuchar watches his iron shot from the 4th tee during his opening round on the first day of the Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale golf course near Southport in north west England on Friday. Branden Grace didn't realize he was making major championship history with an 8-under-62 in the British Open . Manley qualified to play in The Open after finishing in a tie for second place at the Joburg Open in February, but it would be fair to say that his season ... Read More »

Coverage of Round 3 at Royal Birkdale


Kuchar had ended Thursday in a share of the lead at five-under alongside compatriots Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka after a flawless opening 65 that gave him some leeway as the winds blew across the Royal Birkdale course throughout his second round. Read More »

Jordan Spieth and two other top Americans lead British Open

World number one Dustin Johnson looked as if he might match Grace when he stood on the 16th tee six under par, and while three successive pars ended that dream, his 64 still left him three under and in a tie for seventh. "I was champing at the bit to get back, " he said. The draw can determine who wins this major and when the weather forecast is up in the air, like it's been all week, then discretion is probably the better part of valour and although it might not make for great reading, ... Read More »

Derrick Rose, Cavaliers Discussing One-Year Deal


However, many reports stated that the Chicago Bulls were also in play. Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN indicated that Cavs' offer will be for a minimum National Basketball Association salary of $2.1 million for the upcoming campaign. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Asked the Cavaliers for Trade to Spurs


This news sent shock waves throughout the league and set NBA Twitter on fire. As for James himself, Windhorst reported that the four-time NBA MVP was "blindsided" and " devastated " by the Irving news, which he learned of as early as last week . Read More »

Rory McIlroy: Can he make a 2nd round push at The Open?

As McIlroy trudged his way towards the seventh tee, he could have been forgiven for feeling like reclaiming the claret jug might have to wait another 12 months. Rory McIlroy made a horrendous start to his opening round at Royal Birkdale as he carded five bogeys in the first six holes. McIlroy went through it again previous year at Royal Troon. Read More »

These Are The Most Intriguing Potential Trade Destinations For Kyrie Irving


James is reportedly "frustrated" and "concerned" with the Cavs future after an offseason that featured only middling moves like signing veteran point guard Jose Calderon and veteran forward Jeff Green . 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft. Los Angeles thinks Rose, who has been working out at the Lakers' practice facility lately, can help the development of rookie point guard Lonzo Ball . Read More »

Phinney says Marseille TT good for Froome

Edvald Boasson Hagen ended a run of near-misses to take stage 19 of the Tour de France on an uneventful day for race leader Chris Froome who moved to the brink of overall victory on Friday. The 32-year-old Briton was also not at his best in that Tour of Romandy, although he went on to win the Criterium du Dauphine and then the Tour later in the year. Read More »

What leader Jordan Spieth said after Round 2 at British Open


And that was enough. After going five over through six holes in his opening round, Rory McIlroy got to one under for the championship by the end of his second to move into contention. 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. The 29-year-old arrived unusually late, had only two practice rounds and conceded he had been struggling for motivation since learning in March that his mother was facing the ... Read More »

Dustin Johnson unfazed by tests at The Open


When I missed my drives I missed them in locations where I could still hit the greens. "You just have to stick in there and make the most of whatever the weather presents you and go with that". Fellow American Koepka, who won last month's US Open, hit three successive birdies from the 11th hole before making his only bogey at the 16th. "It was very nerve-wracking on the first tee", said the 38-year-old. Read More »

Barcelona reportedly has massive Coutinho bid rejected by Liverpool


I expect a lot of progress based on experience from a year ago. Jürgen Klopp hopes that Liverpool can use the foundations of last season's success and "involve a few nice things" to enjoy an even better campaign this time around. Liverpool wanting Turan is one of the longest lasting transfer sagas in the modern game. "Speculation is for journalists only". Liverpool , however, have continued to pursue a deal for the Guinea global despite being informed directly by Leipzig ... Read More »

Neymar, les premiers chiffres tombent — PSG


Le possible transfert du Brésilien au PSG occupe l'essentiel de l'actualité, alors que d'autres mouvements ont dernièrement été enregistrés. Les Qataris du Paris Saint-Germain possèdent des fonds très importants, et ce n'est pas une clause de 220M€ qui va les dissuader de sortir leur chéquier. Read More »

O'Meara shocker starts British Open golf

Henrik Stenson said he was sure it will be the toughest hole this week. Jason Day's aggression and hopes for a short cut to the Claret Jug have forced the R&A into a rule change for the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale . It's so hard, and then once again I'm always in the wispy stuff. It never felt like a true U.S. Open. "I knew it was a matter of survival", echoed Adam Scott , who shot a second-round 3-over 74 to make the cut, "and I survived". Read More »

West Ham confirm Javier Hernandez to undergo medical after deal agreed

In May, Hernandez - widely known by the nickname Chicharito, which means "little pea" - became Mexico's leading all-time scorer with his 47th worldwide goal. "We need a bit more when you see the other teams in the Premier League, like Man City, Liverpool and West Ham", he said on Friday morning. In May he became the highest goalscorer for Mexico with his 47th worldwide goal. Read More »

Unfazed Jordan Spieth takes two shot British Open lead


So the thought of chasing down Jordan Spieth , for starters, didn't feel as daunting. He also finished tied fourth in the British Open that year. The later wave saw sun and mild temperatures, though, and some players were able to take full advantage, including the trio of Americans now sharing the lead, who all fired matching 5-under 65s. Read More »

From a dream to a possibility — Neymar to PSG


According to French newspaper Le Parisien , Barca's No. 11 - who is currently in the United States with Ernesto Valverde's men for preseason - has already told some of his current teammates that he is leaving for PSG . There have been several contradicting reports in recent weeks, though the last few weeks of the window could get interesting. Neymar is here right now and he's not going to leave tomorrow. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Requests Trade, Doesn't Want to Play with LeBron James Anymore


Cleveland .com then cited two sources as saying the 25-year-old Irving told Gilbert he wanted to escape James's shadow and be the focal point of a team. Let's dive into the possible trade scenarios for Irving that could go down as early as this week. However, there's still this nugget that surfaced in February and came back around on Friday after the Irving trade rumors dropped. Read More »