• 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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  • 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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