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Tiger Woods cards even-par 71 in opening-round play at Carnoustie
- July 20, 2018

Henrik Stenson won The Open at Royal Troon in 2016 after entering Friday five strokes off the lead, as did Padraig Harrington in 2008 and Todd Hamilton in 2004. "How would you feel playing with him?" I think that's what I have to do. "It wasn't that bad, but it was just damp enough and cold enough that the game plan that I was trying to adapt to be aggressive and hit driver a lot, I just couldn't do it". (more...)
More than 100 former students report sexual misconduct by team doctor More than 100 former students report sexual misconduct by team doctor
- July 20, 2018

A string of former coaching colleagues and ex-athletes have spoken up in defense of Jordan, with some of them also saying they never knew of abuse while at Ohio State. Jordan violated the House's code of conduct, which requires lawmakers to behave "at all times in a manner which shall reflect creditably on the House of Representatives". (more...)
Erik Lamela signs new Tottenham deal Erik Lamela signs new Tottenham deal
- July 20, 2018

Son, who also netted twice for South Korea at the World Cup in Russian Federation, has now been rewarded for his fine form with an improved new deal. South Korea have selected Son in their squad for the football competition at the Asian Games, which takes place between 14 August and 1 September. Pochettino will have Son available during their pre-season preparations and is due to fly out to the United States for the International Champions Cup matches against Roma, Barcelona and AC Milan ... (more...)
Pakistan stroll to easy win over Zimbabwe in fourth ODI Pakistan stroll to easy win over Zimbabwe in fourth ODI
- July 20, 2018

Pakistan opening batsman Zaman's knock, which included 24 fours and five sixes, came against Zimbabwe during the fourth ODI between the two sides at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo . The pair were ruthless as they surpassed the previous best opening stand of 286 put on by Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya against England in 2006. (more...)
Jones reportedly won't get new deal from Falcons Jones reportedly won't get new deal from Falcons
- July 20, 2018

The bad week for Jones was amplified even more by Tuesday's news that the Rams have given wide receiver Brandin Cooks a five-year deal worth $80 million, similar to the extension Jones signed back in 2015 (five years, $71.2 million). The decision taken by management last month, has left an indelible yet awkward level of tension going into training camp, a decision which may turn against the franchise, if Jones chose to sit out the remainder of his contract. (more...)
Abuse mars Geraint Thomas's historic summit victory at Tour de France Abuse mars Geraint Thomas's historic summit victory at Tour de France
- July 20, 2018

Thomas said: "I was on his (Nibali) wheel, but I didn't see if he hit a spectator". "It's one of those things that's going to stay with me for the rest of my life". Thomas' victory, his second in two days after also winning at La Rosiere , capped another ideal day for Team Sky after a stunning ride by Egan Arley Bernal on the famous climb to set up the GC battle to the finish which followed. (more...)
Utah's Tony Finau tied for second early at British Open
- July 20, 2018

Finau fell to 1-under with a bogey at No. 12, but then ran off three straight birdies at the next three holes, sinking a 12-footer at the par-3 13th hole, two-putting the par-5 14th and rolling in a 25-footer at No. The water was shallow enough for the former Masters champion to smash through a ball rock and water to get the club on the ball and escape without further damage. (more...)
India announced test squad for England series India announced test squad for England series
- July 20, 2018

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav have been picked in India's 18-man squad for the first three Tests in England . Mohammed Shami , who missed the bulk of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and later failed a fitness Test ahead of the Afghanistan Test, returns to the squad after having cleared the yo-yo test. (more...)
Gareth Bale will sign for Man United next week on one condition Gareth Bale will sign for Man United next week on one condition
- July 20, 2018

Following the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo and with no star signing imminent, Bale found himself receiving the news he long hoped for: he is an important part of the coach's plans for next season. However, the Red Devils are understood to be extremely intent on making the deal happen and are willing to offer as much as £90 million for the player's services. (more...)
Leciester City agree fee with Wales global goalkeeper Danny Ward Leciester City agree fee with Wales global goalkeeper Danny Ward
- July 20, 2018

Seeing Curtis Jones play this pre-season makes me less anxious about Ox being out for the season and the media reporting we aren't looking for a new midfielder. Sturridge has played in all three of Liverpool's pre-season friendlies so far, against Chester, Tranmere Rovers and Bury, scoring two in a 7-0 win over the former. (more...)
Sue Bird breaks WNBA record being named to 11th All-Star Game Sue Bird breaks WNBA record being named to 11th All-Star Game
- July 20, 2018

Officials said guard Seimone Augustus , center Sylvia Fowles and forward Maya Moore were selected to the All-Star Game, which is set for Sunday, July 28 at Target Center. Fans accounted for 40 percent of the vote, while current players, current head coaches and a media panel accounted for 20 percent each. Borrowing a format used earlier this year by the National Basketball Association, teams will be named for captains rather than conferences with the inaugural matchup using this method ... (more...)
'It wasn't pretty off the tee, but I got it done' - McIlroy 'It wasn't pretty off the tee, but I got it done' - McIlroy
- July 20, 2018

The 42-year-old American, absent from the sport's oldest major since missing the cut in 2015, carded a level-par 71 which included enough glimpses of the old magic and fighting spirit to suggest a 15th major title on Sunday is not so fanciful. (more...)
Kevin Kisner tames baked Carnoustie to grab lead at Open Championship
- July 20, 2018

So while Woods didn't seem openly pleased with his day, there's no question this was a strong performance and one which kept him firmly in the mix entering Friday's Round 2 tee time with Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama. "The front nine was promising". That was the most important thing when Woods dropped his final putt on 18 after a 5-hour round, one which began at 3:21 p.m. (more...)
I’d rather lose than dope, claims Anthony Joshua I’d rather lose than dope, claims Anthony Joshua
- July 20, 2018

Alexander Povetkin insists he is not a drugs cheat despite failing two dope tests in 2016. Nor do I believe that Russian sportsmen are consuming these substances in anything like the amounts being said. "We all know that if, at the end of the day, Anthony Joshua had a choice, he would probably not choose Povetkin for this fight", said Kornilov, who works for Andrey Ryabinskiy's World of Boxing . (more...)
Tour de France 2018 - Geraint Thomas wins Stage 11, takes yellow jersey
- July 20, 2018

Froome passed long-time leader Steven Kruijswik with 3.5km of the 175km stage to go. "Just boo, be vocal, that's fine, but just don't affect the race", Thomas added. "It's one of those things that's going to stay with me for the rest of my life". Thomas dons the yellow jersey for a second straight Tour. The 2008 and 2012 Olympic track cycling gold medalist won the opening time trial in 2017 and wore the maillot jaune four days before Froome took over en route to his fourth title in Paris. (more...)
Why Real Madrid are putting off Eden Hazard deal Why Real Madrid are putting off Eden Hazard deal
- July 20, 2018

He has won everything and I think someone who has this track record does not need a description.We are talking about a world level manager. "I want to meet them face-to-face and understand what's the best thing to do for everyone". Sarri says Hazard is "one of the top two or three European players", adding that he hopes "to improve Hazard but that will be hard". "I know this will be an extremely hard challenge for me". (more...)
Which rival team offered Lewis Hamilton a contract? Which rival team offered Lewis Hamilton a contract?
- July 20, 2018

But Hamilton's re-commitment will likely lead to a domino effect in the F1 transfer market, with Red Bull previously claiming Daniel Ricciardo wouldn't sign his new deal until avenues at the sport's leading two teams are closed. Hamilton's new contract goes to the end of the Concorde Agreement, with a new set of rules and regulations for F1 set for 2021 onward. "I said from day one "I am not looking anywhere else..." "'While I know there are drivers calling you, which I expect, I also ... (more...)
Fiji finalise World Cup Sevens squad Fiji finalise World Cup Sevens squad
- July 20, 2018

The team won the tournament previous year and assistant coach Cory Sweeney says they are "exactly where they need to be". "The first couple of session had the lungs burning and the legs pumping and it was tough following our long flight from South Africa, but we have some confidence from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series win". (more...)
Guardiola: It would've been a mistake for Jorginho to join City Guardiola: It would've been a mistake for Jorginho to join City
- July 20, 2018

Long-serving goalkeeper Joe Hart was also a topic of discussion for the press. Joe Hart and Oleksander Zinchenko were among the Manchester City players flying to the United States for the International Champions Cup despite their uncertain futures at the club. (more...)
Liverpool FC’s forgotten man sends clear message to Jurgen Klopp Liverpool FC’s forgotten man sends clear message to Jurgen Klopp
- July 20, 2018

We had four players in the semis which is okay, we can deal with that. "He [Mbappe] has already said this season he will remain at PSG, but I will try slowly to convince him to come over", Fabinho said. Dejan played a day later and had a party in Croatia so he will be back on August 6. That would mean five days' training, after three weeks' holiday. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. (more...)
Alisson completes Liverpool move in world-record deal Alisson completes Liverpool move in world-record deal
- July 20, 2018

The Brazilian will reportedly earn £5.3m a year - another sign of Klopp and FSG's willingness to splash the cash in order to get their preferred targets. " Liverpool FC needs just the highest quality goalkeepers and that's what we have at the moment, we'll see now what we do in the next few weeks". Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri are the other players to have already joined in what appears a concerted move to transform the perennial Premier League underperformers into genuine ... (more...)
Marcus Smart agrees to 4-year, $52M contract with Celtics Marcus Smart agrees to 4-year, $52M contract with Celtics
- July 20, 2018

Smart was reportedly frustrated by his negotiations with the Celtics and considered accepting a $6.1 million qualifying offer from the team to become an unrestricted free agent after 2018-19, according to a report from NBC Sports. In the playoffs, he averaged 9.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game. In 15 postseason games, he averaged 9.8 points, 5.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds in almost 30 minutes per game. (more...)
Alisson's transfer to Liverpool 'at a very advanced stage,' says Roma
- July 20, 2018

As the negotiations were at an advanced stage, I replied to him straight away saying: "Calm down, I'm on my way!" Upon putting pen to paper, the Brazil global told Liverpool's official website: " I'm really happy, it's a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning ". (more...)
Game Recap: Trail Blazers 91, Lakers 73 Game Recap: Trail Blazers 91, Lakers 73
- July 20, 2018

He did post a team-high 12 points but he shot just 3-of-12 in the 91-73 loss and was ejected with less than five minutes to go as he argued with officials. Getting this type of praise during the Summer League doesn't always translate to success during the regular season, but Hart showed enough flashes during his rookie campaign to prove that he can make it in the National Basketball Association. (more...)
Cardinals react to their Madden 19 ratings Cardinals react to their Madden 19 ratings
- July 20, 2018

For details behind each player's rating check out EA's breakdown . Although it's easy to get caught up in player ratings, Gurley reminds us all, it's just a video game. EA Sports recently revealed that Terrell Owens will appear on the cover of the Hall of Fame Edition in his #81 Dallas Cowboys jersey. No, the NCAA Football franchise is still not back, but you can still take on the role of your favorite Huskers in Madden NFL 19 . (more...)
Thierry Henry quits TV pundit job to focus on coaching Thierry Henry quits TV pundit job to focus on coaching
- July 20, 2018

Having inspired his team to a third place finish at the World Cup after failing to defeat his very own countrymen France in the semi finals, seems to have fueled the Frenchman's decision. (Getty Images) Henry worked with Eden Hazard at the World Cup. Ever since 2015, Henry was working as a football pundit on United Kingdom television, especially at Sky Sports . (more...)
Brewster commits to long-term Liverpool future Brewster commits to long-term Liverpool future
- July 20, 2018

Brewster is yet to feature for the senior squad but has impressed for the youth side, scoring five goals in 11 league appearances last season as the club finished second in the developmental Premier League 2. It seems like I've been here my whole life, to be honest. You're going to get knocked down sometimes; unfortunately, I did with my ankle being injured. (more...)
Roma bid farewell to Alisson ahead of record-breaking move Liverpool
- July 20, 2018

Alisson was always their No.1 target, and Klopp was prepared to wait to land the Brazilian after initially fearing that he would join Real Madrid. That bid was rejected and the Mirror then reported that Chelsea were ready to try and hijack Liverpool's proposed deal by launching a rival bid of their own with Maurizio Sarri reportedly phoning Alisson to try and lure him to Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Thunder Trade Carmelo Anthony To Hawks In Multi-Player Deal Thunder Trade Carmelo Anthony To Hawks In Multi-Player Deal
- July 20, 2018

The pick is protected 1-14 in 2022 and will become two second rounders if it doesn't convey. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Philadelphia is sending forward Justin Anderson to the Hawks and guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to the Thunder to complete the deal. (more...)
British Open Odds: Rickie Fowler a break-through pick
- July 20, 2018

At the 15th, Spieth missed the fairway off the tee - he hit only 58 percent of fairways throughout the day - and knocked his second shot into a pot bunker. "It certainly could have been a little bit better". I haven't spoken to Butch in a long time. "It's going to be really interesting to see how it all plays out". (more...)

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