• Spieth, Koepka off to flying start in British Open
Spieth, Koepka off to flying start in British Open

This year will mark the tenth time that Royal Birkdale has hosted the Championship, most recently in 2008. I still can't get over how good he was on his second shots - even without ideal lies. His best finish at the British Open was a tie for ninth in 2012. The 44-year-old, coached by Sky Sports commentator Tim Barter, birdied two of the first ...

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  • Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open
Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

A notorious frontrunner, Spieth is vicious when leading on major Sundays, one notable exception being his unexpected meltdown at last year's Masters . McIlroy, champion down the coast at Hoylake three years ago, charged out of the blocks, easing in a five-foot birdie on the first, flighting and rolling in a 30-foot chip from short of the green o...

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  • Rory McIlroy Storms Back Into Contention After Terrific Second Round
Rory McIlroy Storms Back Into Contention After Terrific Second Round

The 2014 Open champion - who urged punters to back him at 20/1 before play began - was a dismal five over through his first third yesterday before a rollicking from his caddie inspired a storming four under on the back nine . To be in after two days and to be under par, after how I started yesterday, I'm ecstatic with that. He draped a 73 on his...

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  • Cavs looking to sign Derrick Rose
Cavs looking to sign Derrick Rose

He could be the team's second-unit point guard and still has the talent to make that second unit formidable. Signing Rose would either be done to provide depth behind Irving or allow Irving to play off the ball more . Rose averaged 18 points on 47.1 percent shooting to go along with 4.4 assists last season for the New York Knicks . Over his c...

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  • Rory McIlroy continues climb up Open leaderboard
Rory McIlroy continues climb up Open leaderboard

He had to grind his way to par at the 10th, 11th, and 12th holes, and said: "They're the putts that haven't quite been going in over the past few weeks. Garcia is alongside Rickie Fowler and defending champion Henrik Stenson, who stumbled to a 73 after revealing he had lost valuable personal items in a burglary at his rented home on Thursday evenin...

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  • McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start
McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start

Two-time major victor Jordan Spieth said his opening round in the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Thursday was one of the finest he had ever produced in a major after he took a share of the clubhouse lead with a five-under par score of 65.

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  • Kyrie Irving Wants To Be Traded Out Of Cleveland
Kyrie Irving Wants To Be Traded Out Of Cleveland

The New York Knicks , San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves are the other teams the former Duke star has on his list, says ESPN . Not only has Cleveland stayed quiet, but they've fallen off the rails since letting of general manager David Griffin .

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  • Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka share the early lead at the British Open
Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka share the early lead at the British Open

Mark O'Meara, a victor at Royal Birkdale in 1998 who is playing in his last British Open , hit the opening tee shot. "Good time to back me", McIlroy said. McIlroy went through it again past year at Royal Troon. "It looked awfully challenging", Kuchar said. What troubled him was someone blasting one far to the right on accident and getting penali...

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  • Ridzuan makes it to 100m final in para athletics games
Ridzuan makes it to 100m final in para athletics games

Dalal also achieved the personal best of the season. Though she was initially declared fourth, Chinese Yang Liwan's post-event disqualification resulted in Karamjyoti being deemed the bronze medallist, making her India's third medal-winner of the competition.

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  • Day 2 of the Britsh Open at Royal Birkdale
Day 2 of the Britsh Open at Royal Birkdale

Two-time major victor Jordan Spieth gave himself nine out of 10 after beginning his bid to secure the third leg of a career grand slam in impressive fashion in the 146th Open Championship. Johnson made just one bogey, on No. 16, that he got back by closing out his round with a birdie on the last. Royal Birkdale was much more kind than it was ni...

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  • Monaco Reject Man City's £44.5m Bid For Benjamin Mendy
Monaco Reject Man City's £44.5m Bid For Benjamin Mendy

Inevitably, there was a bit of speculation about his future earlier in the summer when The Independent reported that Manchester United were interested , but a £200 million asking price by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy appears to have put that one to bed for now.

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  • 'Ecstatic' McIlroy roars into Open contention
'Ecstatic' McIlroy roars into Open contention

I wanted to be at least level-par or under-par if possible for the championship. Poulter is in the penultimate last pairing to tee-off this afternoon and will get going at 3.45pm alongside American Brooks Koepka . "I got off to a good start, which I think is important", added McIlroy, who rejected suggestions he had shown great strength of chara...

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  • Jordan Spieth toughs out windy, rainy conditions to lead British Open
Jordan Spieth toughs out windy, rainy conditions to lead British Open

I didn't get angry out there at all and I didn't let my head drop too much. Fitzgerald's words kept McIlroy positive and the Northern Irishman was happy that he stayed patient. Poulter has never won a major, with his best finish coming at The Open Championship back in 2008, which surprise, surprise, was played at Royal Birkdale .

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  • Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving has asked team to trade him
Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving has asked team to trade him

Interestingly enough, though, the T-Wolves reportedly are on Irving's list of preferred destinations , along with the New York Knicks , San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat . The Rockets are another. Los Angeles thinks Rose, who has been working out at the Lakers' practice facility lately, can help the development of rookie point guard Lonzo ...

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  • Spieth out in front in British Open
Spieth out in front in British Open

Spieth had a bogey-free round, and it required great bunker shots even by his standards to keep it that way. Now he's on the short list of best players to have never won a major. "But as of right now I still have got a few more to win". At that point I mumbled and said, 'Whatever'. "They're both huge rounds for very different reasons, but this wa...

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  • Froome on course for fourth title despite rival's gain
Froome on course for fourth title despite rival's gain

Froome leads by 23 seconds from Frenchman Romain Bardet and 29 seconds from Colombian Rigoberto Uran going into Saturday's penultimate stage, a 22.5km time trial starting and finishing in Marseille's Velodrome stadium. He had been pipped at the line in two stages this year and finished third in two others, but he took matters into his own han...

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  • PGA Open: Rory McIlroy 'ecstatic' after second-round 68
PGA Open: Rory McIlroy 'ecstatic' after second-round 68

Matt Kuchar conceded he was relishing the opportunity to relax and watch his Open Championship rivals struggle in windy conditions after completing his second round at Royal Birkdale. Disbelieving, he bent down to grab some grass to throw again. Despite the damp, Spieth first-bumped a row of beery American fans. The incident happened while the...

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  • Scottish Open prep helps Kuchar to first-round lead
Scottish Open prep helps Kuchar to first-round lead

Spieth will tee off on Thursday morning, along with playing partners Stenson and Si Woo Kim. I think everybody thinks Royal Birkdale is just a fantastic test of golf . "Once you win one, obviously that's off your (back). I also was very close at the US Open and very close at the Masters", he said. "I've been putting in a lot of work with the...

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  • Hansen hopes Fekitoa will stay in NZ
Hansen hopes Fekitoa will stay in NZ

In the a year ago Fekitoa has tumbled down the All Blacks pecking order, overlooked for the initial Lions squad, before getting a call up for the third and final test due to injury and suspension. Finally to my fans THANK YOU, it's been a hell of a ride. The Highlanders haven't given up hope the man who played a key role in them winning their mai...

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  • Jordan Spieth and two other top Americans lead British Open
Jordan Spieth and two other top Americans lead British Open

So the course played completely differently. On Thursday he struggled to play the same holes in 39. The round started at 8.36am in the company of Scotland's Richie Ramsay, the 2006 US Amateur champion, and Ryan Fox, son of Grant, the former All Blacks fly-half.

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