• 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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  • Lauda: Halo decision has 'destroyed' push to bring fans to F1
Lauda: Halo decision has 'destroyed' push to bring fans to F1

The FIA said in a statement that it had tested a large number devices over the past five years and it had "become clear that the halo presents the best overall safety performance". Lauda, a triple world champion who retired from racing in 1985 after a near-fatal fiery crash in 1976, said the halo destroyed the "DNA of a Formula One car".

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  • McIlroy fights back after poor start
McIlroy fights back after poor start

And when he marked his ball, four feet from the flag, and then replaced it, he calmly rolled it in and listened as the sound of golf ball hitting tin confirmed an opening birdie. The crispness of his ball-striking is back, and no longer a fear of how the signals from his brain to his hands will be interpreted with the putter. McIlroy made a good ...

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  • Cavs star Irving reportedly requests trade
Cavs star Irving reportedly requests trade

In an effort not to overcomplicate things, we'll assume that Cleveland deals him to one of his preferred destinations. Irving, 25, is a four-time All-Star. The Wolves would need to move off of Teague in any deal, and as a newly signed free agent he can't be traded until December 15 and it's unclear what other assets could be included to make th...

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  • Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving reportedly seeking a trade
Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving reportedly seeking a trade

It's important to note, Irving does not have a no-trade clause in his current contract. The Latvian star of the Knicks liked a photo on Twitter of Kyrie Irving wearing a Knicks jersey just hours after it was reported the Cavalier had requested a trade from Cleveland.

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  • This Map Shows What People Hate The Most In Each State
This Map Shows What People Hate The Most In Each State

Arizona hates sand and New Mexico hates polo shirts. Washington residents stayed true to their love for coffee and according to the data, hate Keurig K-Cups the most. alone. The app, known as Hater, posted a map titled " What Does Your State Hate? " on its blog Wednesday. Take a closer look at the map below. . The Top 5 hates in South Caro...

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  • Boasson Hagen takes stage win, Froome closes in on victory
Boasson Hagen takes stage win, Froome closes in on victory

The Norwegian caught the right breakaways on the race's longest stage and used all of his guile and strength to hold off chasers in the final stretch on Friday. Despite winning a stage for the first time since wearing a brace while riding for Team Sky, Boasson Hagen is not in the top 10. "I'd been looking at the book before so I knew it was short...

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  • Froome takes another step toward Tour de France crown
Froome takes another step toward Tour de France crown

From there, Barguil labored on alone to win the first stage to finish at the summit of Izoard in the 114-year history of the Tour. "That gives me a lot of confidence", he said. With just a 23-second lead, Froome will have to make sure he puts his best effort forward in the individual time trial. "Everyone was quite happy to sit back".

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  • Poulter savours return to Birkdale
Poulter savours return to Birkdale

And he believes he can feed off the overwhelming crowd support he can expect this weekend. It was lashing down with rain and I was thinking 'why do I have to do this?'. "Just walking from greens to tees was really pretty special today", Poulter said. "I thought today's round was extremely important, as they all are, but given the forecast coming ...

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  • Ahead of last Tour fight, Boasson Hagen's homework pays off
Ahead of last Tour fight, Boasson Hagen's homework pays off

The trundling Sky-led peloton arrived 12 and a half minutes after their former teammate. As the Tour faces its last two days - stages 20 and 22 on Saturday and Sunday respectively - Froome continues to lead the race overall. "I understood that going right would be quicker". "Froome has to have a hiccup to lose that race", LeMond, who is on th...

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  • Josh Norman to Dak Prescott and the Cowboys: 'Get past me'
Josh Norman to Dak Prescott and the Cowboys: 'Get past me'

It's not easy to one-up a prediction like that, but Jason Pierre-Paul definitely managed to do that during an interview this week. "We're definitely gonna take over". There will be heavy expectations placed on the Giants after last year's 11-5, NFC wild card season, with a light Super Bowl buzz even surrounding the team.

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  • Boston Red Sox: Chris Sale hits 200 strikeouts - before August
Boston Red Sox: Chris Sale hits 200 strikeouts - before August

Only five different pitchers have managed 20 nine-strikeout games in a season. Since Martinez struck out 313 in 1999, only six others have reached 200 in a Red Sox uniform: Sale, Price, Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Curt Schilling and Hideo Nomo.

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  • BRITISH OPEN: Spieth, Kuchar, Koepka in lead with 65s after Round 1
BRITISH OPEN: Spieth, Kuchar, Koepka in lead with 65s after Round 1

It was a businesslike day in more ways than one for Thomas, who wore a tie loosely draped around his neck and a cardigan sweater. "It wasn't I couldn't look within myself", McIlroy stated. Kuchar was the U.S. Amateur champion when he played Royal Birkdale in 1998, still not even sure he was going to turn pro. "But just with the way I finished, ...

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  • A glance at the second round of the British Open
A glance at the second round of the British Open

Oh, and the forecast isn't supposed to improve for Saturday. "I thought even par was an eight under round when I was sitting on the couch this morning, and it ended up being where you could get around today", Spieth said. After his round, Manley also revealed he once played junior football against former internationals Michael Owen and Craig Be...

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  • Norway's Boasson Hagen wins Tour de France 19th stage
Norway's Boasson Hagen wins Tour de France 19th stage

But coming after nearly three weeks of toil and effort, traversing five mountain ranges notably, then Froome and his rivals can't afford to relax, even with one eye on Saturday's race against the clock. There was no change in the general classification . With Sky given an effective green light in Stage 1, teams have now had three weeks to work wit...

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  • Branden Grace shoots first 62 in a major
Branden Grace shoots first 62 in a major

He went from four over at the start of the day to four under with 18 to play. The South African shot 62 at Royal Birkdale to break the record held by a host of players. It's the 11th time someone shot 63 or better at this tournament with the most recent one coming a year ago at Royal Troon in the final round when Henrik Stenson did it.

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