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Britain's Froome Set to Clinch Fourth Tour de France Title

I just spoke with my wife, she's headed to Paris today with my son, and I can't wait to get there. It is a sad inevitability that we can not make it through a list of the Tour's most prolific winners without having to confront the issue of doping - indeed, one infamous drug-user, Lance Armstrong, was stripped of seven titles over his indiscretions. Read More »

What leader Jordan Spieth said after Round 3 at British Open

After making the turn in 39, the four-time major victor made his first birdie on the 11th and then added three more over his last four holes, including 17 and 18, the last one coming off a 20-foot putt. After a birdie on the opening hole, he made bogey on the third and made another on the ninth, yanking his short par putt left. That's not a problem for Koepka. Read More »

A glance at the second round of the British Open


That has some potential to cause problems for the leaders, who are on the back nine as the wind is picking up and a few raindrops are coming down. Nevertheless, Johnson, 33, has remained the favourite for the $1.845 million first prize with most bookmakers this week, while fourth-ranked McIlroy looks to climb out of a worrying slump. Read More »

'Ecstatic' McIlroy roars into Open contention

He pitched the ball to five feet. It was a back-nine of 32 - the best of the day from anyone - and may just be the catalyst for a shot of positive form into the coming days for the leading player of his generation, who has balanced a frustrating season dominated by several changes, whether it be equipment, a recurring injury, and indeed marrying earlier this year. Read More »

THE OPEN: McIlroy 'ecstatic' after memorable round

The first hole at Royal Birkdale is the most hard opening hole on all the courses in the Open rota. If you hate him, it gives you a villain. Padraig returned to form last weekend at the Scottish Open when only a disappointing third round prevented him from pulling off a victory. Read More »

Spieth The Open favorite after seizing share of lead in Round 1

Among other things, it got him into The Players Championship, where he tied for second. Later in the afternoon the torrential downpours that had been forecast days ago arrived on schedule to make for a frustrating Friday that ended the involvement of many top stars in this tournament. Read More »

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku hailed by Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne


When Lukaku and Rashford started together for the first time at Manchester United , in a fairly historic event - the first Manchester derby held outside of UK and the first time the two sides faced each other after the horrific terrorist/suicide bomber attack in May, there was as much excitement among the United fans as there was respect from both sides, on the pitch and the terraces in Houston, who made it nothing less than a grand affair. Read More »

Las Vegas party the ideal Open warm-up for Koepka

It's not possible.' And that's the frustrating thing when you think you can play your best and it doesn't happen". "They need to get out and water it a little bit". "It could take three weeks to recover from this", Lyle said that day. That's not a problem for Koepka. SOUTHPORT , England — The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes. Read More »

Cavs want to take shot on Rose


That report, which came from USA Today's Sam Amick , indicates that the Bulls have spoken to Rose's agent B.J. Armstrong, and that they are one of three teams in the mix to sign him. Having just finished the first season of a no-brainer, five-year, $94.3 million extension, Rose entered the 2012 postseason as the reigning most valuable player, the youngest in league history. Read More »

Twins reportedly close to acquiring Jaime Garcia from Braves


Garcia is 3-7 with a 4.33 ERA. He also underwent shoulder surgery to fix labrum and rotator-cuff issues in 2013 while with the St. Louis Cardinals . Garcia, perhaps the best rental who is known to be available on the market right now, is coming off an impressive outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks in which he held the D-backs to one run over seven innings with seven strikeouts. Read More »

Rory McIlroy thrilled to be in with Open shout after stunning round

Kuchar tied the course record with a 29 on the front nine, only to fall into a routine of pars the rest of the way. U.S. golfer Zach Johnson, the 2015 Open champion, was the biggest mover of the day with a round of 66 being the best of the second round, taking him to joint-21 on one-over-par. Read More »

Preseason: Lukaku, Rashford score as Man U defeat City

The champions have bought three fantastic experienced players. It's an awesome turn of events after Costa scored 20 Premier League goals in Chelsea's title-winning 2016-2017 season, including 14 goals through the end of December. De Bruyne is well versed with Lukaku from during his time with the national team where both players have been a regular feature in global tournaments. Read More »

Man City Defender Aleksandar Kolarov Joins Roma


The experienced left-back, who won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his time at the Eithad, issued a heartfelt statement to the club's supporters after completing his transfer to Roma . My objective is always the same: "to win". "For me it was a great pleasure to play for this shirt". "I want to thank him for the enthusiasm and willingness he has shown in wanting to come to Roma ". Read More »

Anyone's guess who will win British Open


Spieth, though, defied a torrential downpour - which led to ground staff needing nearly half an hour to sponge the rain-soaked greens - to assume control with his eagle on the par-five 15th. And much like Spieth, he kept his round together with crucial par saves early on the back nine when the wind was at its worse. McIlroy also shot 71 and was relieved. Read More »

Lukaku, Rashford star in United's derby win

United won the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League during Jose Mourinho 's debut campaign at the club last season, but they performed poorly in the Premier League on their way to a sixth-placed finish. "Here, it is more physical, maybe more up and down". Even from a young age, I was impressed by him. "Over the next six, seven or eight years, United will hopefully have a great centre-forward in Romelu Lukaku ". Read More »

MA boy, 5, who received new heart, dies


He underwent three open heart surgeries. But on Thursday, Ari's parents said they called 911 after they found him having a seizure. Sporting his Red Sox jersey and swinging around his baseball bat, Ari tells his parents, "They found one!" and asks if he could go to a baseball field afterwards or practice his golf swing in the backyard. Read More »

Derrick Rose, Cavaliers Discussing One-Year Deal

What makes this twist even more notable is that Rose is actually coming off his best season statistically since 2011-12. Rose is remembered best for his dynamic play from 2009 to 2012, where he averaged at least 20.8 PPG in each of those three seasons with the Chicago Bulls . Read More »

McIlroy makes abysmal start at The Open

But after missing the cut at the Scottish and Irish Opens in the last two weeks, along with last month's U.S. Open where his first-round score was a six-over 78, this day was a positive one, especially the way it ended. "I hit some quality shots out there, I saw a lot of better iron shots and saw some really good putts going in so I was happy to see that and I just have to try to keep that going for the next two days". Read More »

Derrick Rose Potentially on Bulls' Radar in Free Agency

If Rose joined the Cavaliers , it would mean that between them, Golden State and Cleveland would have every NBA MVP from 2009 through 2016. The Cavaliers can only offer Rose the $2.5 million remaining on their midlevel exception or a minimum contract of $2.1 million. Read More »

The Open: Rory McIlroy laments missed opportunity

It did so in conditions one might call Open conditions, with Open wind, and Open gusts, and Open anemometers showing 30 mph-plus, and Open savagery. McIlroy made a good up-and-down par at the 7th. "And I needed to, that's the disappointing thing". "I got off to a good start, which I think is important", added McIlroy, who rejected suggestions he had shown great strength of character to get into the position he is. Read More »

PGA Open: Jordan Spieth's 65 stretches lead to 3 shots

A 69 put him six under for the tournament, two ahead of fellow American Matt Kuchar , with Ian Poulter and US Open victor Brooks Koepka one shot further behind. Fleetwood, who hails from the coastal town of Southport and used to sneak onto the Birkdale course as a youngster, had four birdies and a fine eagle at the par-5 15th as he climbed to one over par in total. Read More »

Chiefs LB Tamba Hali goes on Twitter rant, seemingly wants out


Anger at that lack of playing time has apparently been simmering all offseason, and today Hali went off. "Only played 7 snaps previous year 2017 playoff game against the Steelers ", Hali tweeted . The logical presumption should be that Hali believes he is being unfairly treated and/or that he is being poorly compensated for his hard work and team-first attitude. Read More »

How Sachin Tendulkar helped Harmanpreet Kaur get a job in Western Railways

Often referred to as the "female version of (Indian's men's cricket team captain) Virat Kohli, Harmanpreet shows a lot of aggression on the field". On the eve of the super Sunday final of ICC Women's World Cup at the Lord's, Former England captain Nasser Hussain advised England team not to deploy spinners against Indian all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur , who smashed Australia playing 171 runs innings off 115 balls to led India to final. Read More »

American trio tied at Birkdale

Adding to the pressure was knowing that Royal Birkdale , with a clear sky until the final hour and barely any wind, was never more vulnerable. After qualifying with a tie for second at the Johannesburg Open in February, he has made the cut in only one of his last 10 tournaments. Read More »