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Daniel Carlson named to Walter Camp Award watch list

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The Walter Camp Award is annually given to the nation's top player by the Water Camp Foundation and has been since 1967. It's important to note that the eventual Walter Camp victor is not required to make this list, meaning another Big Ten player could take home the award in January. Read More »

Fekitoa to leave NZ rugby for France

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Fekitoa has played 24 Tests for the All Blacks, including playing in the champion 2015 Rugby World Cup side. Speculation about the 25-year-old's future began when he was left out of the All Blacks' squad for the recent series against the Lions. Read More »

Swedish golfer Stenson has rental home burgled during British Open

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Stenson returned to Royal Birkdale on Friday to play his second round, teeing off at 2.48pm, but by then had been fully kitted out again in his sponsored clothes. "I am extremely grateful my family were not in the house", he said. Stenson was informed after his round finished that everything he left behind in the house was gone, including his supply of clothes for the week. Read More »

Rangers talking to teams about potential Yu Darvish trade

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The Texas Rangers have been reaching out to teams that may be interested in acquiring pitcher Yu Darvish , per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports . Texas now totes a record of 45-50, and they have virtually no chance of catching the MLB-leading Houston Astros , who now have a 16-game lead over the next-best team in the AL West and an 18-game lead over the Rangers. Read More »

Liverpool signs Robertson, fills problem spot at left back

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Jurgen Klopp has been on the look out for a new left-back after midfielder James Milner was asked to deputise in the unfamiliar role for the majority of last season. "My family are proud of what I've achieved so far and they're all over the moon with the move, as well as me of course". When you grow up as a kid you dream of playing with big clubs such as Liverpool and to make that a reality is a dream come true for me. Read More »

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma joins Stoke City on season-long loan deal

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Zouma's impressive progress was only halted when he suffered a serious knee injury in February 2016 that immediately ended his season and also ruled him out of Euro 2016 on home soil. The 22-year-old will be under the guidance of former Chelsea player Mark "Sparky" Hughes, who has not had much success in moving the club away from their "Pulis-ball" ways since taking the managerial helm at Britannia Stadium in 2013. Read More »

McIlroy 'ecstatic' as Open revival continues

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McIlroy had seemed out of all contention when he covered the first six holes of his opening round on Thursday in five-over. "I didn't get angry out there at all. And I've been able to achieve that goal that I set myself. The Northern Irishman's last appearance in the event was back in 2014 and the following week he led from start to finish to win the Open at Hoylake - around 30 miles away from Birkdale - before recording victories in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and US PGA in ... Read More »

Belief in Tottenham's youngsters keeps Mauricio Pochettino "calm and quiet"

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Spurs have yet to make a single addition to a squad which finished second in the top-flight in 2016-17 and also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup, with Kyle Walker following the likes of Clinton Njie, Federico Fazio and Nabil Bentaleb out of the exit door after being purchased by Manchester City in a record deal worth in excess of £50m ($64.9m). Read More »

Newcastle sign defender Javier Manquillo from Atletico

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The Spain Under-21 right-back has signed a three-year contract with the Magpies, who were promoted back to the Premier League last season. Newcastle couldn't resist taking a swipe at their bitter rivals Sunderland in the process. Manquillo is Newcastle's fourth summer signing following the arrivals of Christian Atsu , Florian Lejeune and Jacob Murphy, who joined for £12 million (13.6 million euros, $15.6 million) from Norwich City on Wednesday. Read More »

Chelsea agree terms with Madrid for $114 million Morata deal

Chelsea has announced that it has reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of young striker Alvaro Morata. 'Alvaro is new in the league and it is true that he knows the coach (Antonio Conte) but you have to say Lukaku for knowing the league has a little bit of advantage'. Read More »

Ian Poulter bounces back with strong round at British Open

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Given a major medical extension after he was able to play only 13 tournaments a year ago because of the injury, Poulter had 10 events this season to earn enough FedEx Cup points or money to retain a full PGA Tour card. Poulter still has plenty of air in his tyres at the age of 41; though the enforced injury break led him to try his hand at TV commentary for a couple of days and Ryder Cup vice-captaincy for a few more, the competitive drive still burns within. Read More »

'Juice' will be loose: Simpson granted parole in robbery

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O.J. Simpson will find out on Thursday if he soon will be released from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. The Nevada parole board commissioners gave the following reasons Thursday for granting parole : Simpson has minimal to no prior convictions; he has stable release plans; he has community and/or family support; he has a positive institutional record; he participated in programs specific to addressing behavior that led to incarceration; and his victim is in support of his ... Read More »

Superb Spieth Shines On Day One Of The Open 2017

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The 24-year-old who impressed at the US Open, carding a nine-under 63 tournament record in the third round, was another PGA Tour player who relished the challenge. Each shot a five-under-par 65 to forge a three-way tie at Royal Birkdale , where the churning sky produced a light rain in the morning and postcard-worthy sunshine in the afternoon. Read More »

Ilie Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

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The controversial 71-year-old was sensationally kicked out of the Fed Cup tie in the Romanian capital on the second day for his irrational conduct. Part of Nastase's defence in the charge related to his comments on Williams" unborn child is that they were "intended as a joke and were misinterpreted" and that "he comes from a nation where racism is not "as delicate an issue as it may be in other parts of the world'". Read More »

Caddie to McIlroy: What the f*** are you doing?!

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Striker balance Alvaro Morata vs Romelu Lukaku. have Antonio Conte's Chelsea or Jose Mourinho's Man United got the better deal? Kuchar tied Ian Baker-Finch's 1991 Open record of posting a 5-under 29 on the front nine, and then parred every hole on the back nine to join Spieth and Koepka. Read More »

Rangers Reaching Out To Teams With Potential Interest In Yu Darvish

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Considering that, and the fact Darvish is better than any other pitcher truly on the market, the Rangers could get a massive return for him. Switching to the league without the designated hitter - in a friendlier home park like Wrigley Field - could at least buoy Darvish's dazzling season (3.45 ERA, 9.4 K/9, 3.0 BB/9 over 20 starts) and improve on his 6-8 record. Read More »

Cech tells Arsenal fans not to worry about pre-season problems

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There is of course history between the two sides, with Bayern having beaten Arsenal 5-1 the last three times they have played them. Penalties missed in the Bayern Munich-Arsenal shoot-out. Wenger added of the punishing preseason schedule that many top European clubs now undertake to far-flung destinations for commercial reasons: "If you ask me is it ideal physically to prepare?" We had a nightmare last season in the second-half. Read More »

'You're Rory McIlroy, what on earth are you doing?'

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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. "I said, "Yes". Casey afterwards promised an appropriate celebration if, in the week of his milestone 40th birthday, he could finally claim a Major title. McIlroy played his first British Open as an 18-year-old at Carnoustie 10 years ago, and he is well satisfied by his achievements in golf. Read More »

Harmanpreet Kaur inspires India to reach Lord's final

Elyse Villani (75) and Ellyse Perry (38) put on a century-run stand to bring Australia back in the run chase but once Rajeshwari Gayakwad got rid of Villani, Australia collapsed without much resistance coming from the lower-order apart from Blackwell. Read More »

O'Meara, '98 Open champ, makes mess of opening hole

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He instead settled down and shot 81. Par at the acknowledged most hard opening hole on the Open rotation was always going to be a good score whatever the conditions and though these had been anticipated, the players had difficultly adjusting until the rain stopped at around 7.15am and the wind began to drop. Read More »

Liverpool's Klopp backs Mohamed Salah despite previous Prem struggles

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Klopp refused to be drawn on transfer targets RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, saying his primary focus was on seeing his club improve on last season's fourth-placed finish. "It's been quite intense but he's been part of pretty much every session". "He is a left-footed and we don't have too many of them in the team". New Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke has said the welcoming spirit at the club has really helped him settle in following his ... Read More »

The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth reveals superstition behind brilliant opening round

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Open champion Brooks Koepka said. It was Kuchar who looked likeliest to lead overnight with a storming front nine which saw him go out in 29 and into the turn five-under. Open last month, hit three successive birdies from the 11th hole before making his only bogey at the 16th. "Getting back to the gym was tough, but if I'm mentally recharged then so is my swing". Read More »

Chelsea hitman edges closer to Atletico move

When the Spain global returned to the starting XI for the home win over Hull on January 22, scoring the opening goal in the 2-0 victory, Conte said Costa "wants to stay at Chelsea " and was "very happy to play with us" with the idea of a transfer "far from his mind". Read More »