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Spieth supreme while Grace makes history at British Open

But rain is expected to play a part by the time Spieth and Koepka begin their rounds, with heavy showers forecast for later in the afternoon. "We both played good golf and pushed each other out there, and I'm hoping for the same thing tomorrow". Read More »

Javier Mascherano expects 'happy' Neymar to stay at Barcelona

New signing Mattia De Sciglio joined Juventus for training in the USA on Friday ahead of their weekend friendly with Barcelona as the teams prepare for the upcoming season. However, it's believed the Brazilian is being seduced by the enormous wealth on offer to him from the Qatari owners of PSG and by the opportunity to have a team built around him. Read More »

Spieth keeps lead; Grace shoots 62 to set new record

Jordan Spieth is hoping he can use the bitter experience of his collapse in the Masters at Augusta past year to his advantage when he goes into the final round of the British Open on Sunday. 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-5 15th. Read More »

Jordan Spieth Takes Control Of The Open 2017

U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka (68) and Austin Connelly (66), a 20-year-old Canadian who lives in Dallas and has been friends with Spieth for years (they share the same coach, Cameron McCormick ), are 5 under, six shots back, and will compose Sunday's penultimate group. Read More »

Chelsea resume interest in Inter star with refreshed €23m bid

The Premier League champions completed their fourth summer signing this week with Alvaro Morata joining the club, joining Willy Caballero, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge . It remains to be seen whether the club would be prepared to pay that fee for a 30-year-old. Federico Pastorello is the agent of both Conte and Candreva and he revealed a few months ago that Chelsea were interested in signing Candreva in January. Read More »

Reason Why Antonio Conte Always Wanted Morata Over Lukaku

Chelsea looked certain to buy Romelu Lukaku from Everton until Manchester United made a late move and agreed a price worth an initial £75m plus £15m in add-ons. Chelsea are playing Bayern in the International Champions Cup on July 25, where Blues fans may get their first glimpse of the club's new record signing. Read More »

Diego Costa Declines Inter Overtures, Only Wants Atletico Madrid Move

Conte said: "I think he made a good step (over the last three years) and now he is one of the best strikers in Europe". It's fair to say that they've already had a great summer market as the four signings that they've made so far have addressed crucial weaknesses in the squad and will set them up to compete on various fronts next season. Read More »

Jordan Spieth shoots 65 to extend his British Open lead

And the battle between the pair took another turn on the final hole when Spieth made the most of a good break in avoiding the sand trap with his approach, and holed his putt from 20 feet. "I had a five-shot lead at the Masters (last year) and didn't win. And it was cool for him to come over and kind of say something like that then". He wound up with a double-bogey 6. Read More »

Early starters impress on day three of the Open

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The starkest reminder of the state of his game was not so much missing three cuts in his past four tournaments. Still to be determined is how much he thrives on links courses like Royal Birkdale . Casey, who has concentrated exclusively on the PGA Tour since 2014, has promised Europe captain Thomas Bjorn that he will make himself available for next year's Ryder Cup should he lift the Claret Jug this week. Read More »

Spieth takes lead into the weekend

Victory on Sunday would make Spieth only the second player after Jack Nicklaus , who won a record 18 majors, to have won three of the game's four biggest prizes before the age of 24. "I've had a five-shot lead in a major and squandered it before". "It's a little bit tougher to sleep, but I've been fine recently". "We'll see what tomorrow brings and just try to shoot a better score than I did today", he said. Read More »

Mourinho rules out United move for Bale

Manchester United will take on Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup in Santa Clara on Sunday afternoon. He said: "I am repeating myself every day". For me, he's the best in the world, so I want to keep him here at United. "David is top in the world and obviously we want to keep the top in the world", he said back in May. Read More »

The 2017 Open Championship

U.S. golfer Matt Kuchar watches his iron shot from the 4th tee during his opening round on the first day of the Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale golf course near Southport in north west England on Friday. With his sturdy brain and all-around game, he had wound up atop a mountain of his colleagues' feats. Although the high-octane cast assembled atop the leaderboard may still make things interesting, absent any real drama on Sunday it's best to simply appreciate what Spieth is ... Read More »

Rory Mcilroy's caddie rocket spurs Open revival

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He is now four shots behind the leader. Third-round scores in the mid-60s were commonplace and Branden Grace of South Africa broke the game's most enduring record by shooting a 62, the lowest score in any major championship . "I didn't know what was going on on 18". After he knocked in his short par putt on the final hole at Royal Birkdale for an 8-under-par 62, his caddie, Zack Raswego, walked up to him and said, "You're in the history books". Read More »

SDCC: First Trailer For The Punisher Shown At Comic-Con

Bernthal has previously played The Punisher in the second season of Netflix's Daredevil . Before the trailer officially arrives, Marvel released a promo for The Defenders that includes footage from The Punisher . Early in the trailer Castle is shown teaching his daughter the guitar. Skip to a backwoods road in what a title card tells us is rural Alabama, as Frank, now in full The Punisher garb, drives a huge pickup truck chasing after two members of a biker gang. Read More »

Matt Corral, No. 87 prospect in 2018 class, commits to Florida

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Corral had initially been committed to USC, but decommitted from the Trojans in June. While Corral did nothing but praise the Gators on Friday night, Fields was more demure, as he has been following stops elsewhere. A 5-star quarterback according to Scout and Rivals, Corral is rated the No. 2 pro-style quarterback, No. 3 California recruit and No. 23 recruit overall by the 247Sports Composite, which gives him a 4-star rating. Read More »

Rory McIlroy hails one of his best ever Open rounds

Zach Johnson , who a day earlier shot the best round of the field , wasn't able to make a move, carding a 1-over-par 71 to stand at 2-over 212 for the tournament. Generally he showed control, although one wild shot at the ninth struck a journalist for the Irish Times on the face. Perhaps more surprisingly, Poulter - who's never been accused of lacking confidence - has displayed a newfound humble approach this week. Read More »

Giants sign Sandoval to minor league deal

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The 30-year-old Sandoval is in San Francisco to sign his contract (the deal is a minor league deal), and is expected to be reintroduced later today before he will report to the club's Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats, according to CSN Bay Area . Read More »

Mourinho tips West Ham as Premier League title contenders

Neither Martial nor the Red Devils are particularly wanting that to happen, so it seems more talks are inevitable - but we do expect this deal to be eventually thrashed out and Perisic to line up in a red shirt come the first Premier League game of the season. Read More »

Unfazed Jordan Spieth takes two shot British Open lead

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It's probably about time for a new piece. What's missing are the wins, especially in the major championships that truly define a golfer's career. "And just getting a feel for playing the different shots that you are required to play over here". The Ryder Cup specialist, who has never won a Major, endured a frustrating 2016 due to injuries and had to come through qualifying to earn his place in the tournament. Read More »

Johnson, Spieth favourites as British Open begins

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Despite avoiding a dropped shot on his card, Spieth was grateful for his short-game prowess around the greens, including a good escape on the par-four 10th when he could not find the putting surface with his second shot. Asked why more seasoned players have been particularly successful at this tournament, he said: "I don't pay attention and I don't have an answer". Padraig Harrington was the last victor at Birkdale, a stunning par-70 course that winds its way through the sand dunes, nine ... Read More »

Spieth satisfied with opening round

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The world No 3 dropped shots at the third and ninth before rescuing a par at the 10th by chipping in from off the green, and he admitted that this and the subsequent 20-minute rain delay had been the turning point in his round. "And this wind, it felt like every hole was a crosswind hole". You get excited to play golf. "It was quite a trying, challenging day". Ian Poulter - the runner-up to Padraig Harrington at Birkdale in 2008 - and Justin Thomas each went round in 67, while there were ... Read More »

Froome all but seals 4th Tour de France win in Marseille

Bardet will finish the Tour in third place, just one second ahead of Mikel Landa of Spain . Froome finished third on the stage, won by Poland's Maciej Bodnar , with Froome's Team Sky team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski second. Here we take a look at those riders, who will now be firmly in Froome's sights. Team Sky's Luke Rowe was the first to complete the course. "There's not many people could have done what he did there and he might not have won a stage but that was some performance". Read More »

'I love Lemar!' - Pires backs Arsenal's pursuit of Monaco and France star

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It appears that Arsenal transfer target Thomas Lemar will have to push for a move from Monaco to the North London side as the negotiations have fallen on hard ground, football.london reported on Tuesday. Arsenal now have seen two bids rejected by Monaco for the French midfielder, with the second one reportedly in the region of £40m. Alexis Sanchez's contract situation also continues to raise problems, because whatever Wenger says in public, the club will be loath to lose the Chilean ... Read More »

Arsenal Confident Player Wants To Join As Wenger Eyes £45m

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Arsenal fans may have been forgiven for panicking when free signing Sead Kolasinac was the Gunners' only new addition while Everton showed how it was done with a string of canny additions earlier this summer, but the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette has changed everything. Read More »

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 »