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Monaco defender set to join Man City for £52m

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The 23-year-old France global is readied to exceed the ₤ 50m-plus bargain made for Tottenham's Kyle Walker and also end up being the Premier League's most expensive defender to this day. City have been identified to sign him since the start of the transfer window, when Skies Sports Information disclosed he was a target for them, their opponents Manchester United and champions Chelsea . Read More »

England eves bookies favourites to lift World Cup

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Sciver soaked in the pressure against New Zealand after England lost three early wickets, and played one of the best innings of the tournament to take the team to the semifinal. 'With their team being in the final, the BCCI will hopefully take note and support women's cricket as it should be. Raj added: "It definitely is not going to be easy for England , but having beaten Australia, I am sure the girls are on a high, but it will boil down to how we perform on the day". Read More »

Grace makes major history as Spieth retains lead at The Open

Applications for media accreditation for next month's US PGA Championship , where Spieth could try and become the youngest victor of the career grand slam. "They've done a couple of things today that I've not actually seen at the Opens ", reported Grace, the man that cashed in the most on the day. Kuchar shot 66 to get to 8 under, missing a chance to cut into the lead when his 7-footer for birdie on the last slid by. Read More »

O'Meara shocker starts British Open golf

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McIlroy bounced back after a sluggish start and finished with a 71. It left him just a half-dozen strokes shy of tri-leaders Jordan Spieth , Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar , but with an early Friday tee time and the worst weather expected later in the day, he's enjoying a renewed sense of confidence. Read More »

Dressing-down of Rory McIlroy showed caddie is man of power and influence

Jordan Spieth , Matt Kuchar and Brooks Koepka may be the main U.S. hopes for the Claret Jug, but McIlroy wants to strike a blow for the Europeans. As Jordan Spieth set the pace at six under, Poulter and Rory McIlroy set the 146th edition alight on Friday with some stunning golf that left the 50,000-strong crowd in raptures and themselves in contention. Read More »

Kuchar gets a taste of the lead but not for long

On quite a few occasions, Spieth has held at least a share of the lead on the weekend of a major. On the 15 par-five, Spieth looked to have left the door open for Kuchar to move level when he dragged his third shot 10 foot wide. Along the way, they created a little separation from the rest of the field. He started his opening round poorly before battling back to post a 71, and he mastered fierce crosswinds to pick up three birdies in the first six holes of his second round. Read More »

Veteran qualities see Spieth seize control at blustery Birkdale

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Perhaps that was because he was chomping away on a piece of chewing gum that he kept for the entirety of the round after being encouraged by a sound start. The leaderboard reads like a Ryder Cup singles showdown. Spieth and Kuchar both had bogey-free rounds, the latter being more surprising in that he made all five of his birdies on the front nine, the harder of the two. Read More »

Open Championship wrap after third round

Here is the leaderboard after Round 3 at the 2017 Open Championship . I'm very happy where my game is. "It's not that I ever felt like I was playing Jordan today", Kuchar said. "It's a little bit tougher to sleep but I've been fine recently", he said after Saturday's round. I feel I'm playing really well. Spieth will play in Saturday's final pairing alongside Kuchar, a teammate and fellow "pod" member during the past two Ryder Cups. Read More »

British Open 2017: Matt Kuchar's prep work had him ready for Birkdale

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But a resilient Rory McIlroy insisted he remained firmly in contention for a second Open title at Royal Birkdale after recovering from a woeful start to end the day six shots off the pace. Dustin Johnson's iron play was uncharacteristically off target. Yes, there's world-class players in front but I'm playing good and hopefully if the weather holds out, I can hopefully put a run together. Read More »

Bulls have no interest in Derrick Rose

Rose met with several teams , including the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers , according to ESPN , but he has recently picked up steam in discussion with the Cavaliers . Rose last played for the Bulls in 2015-16, when he averaged 16.4 points per game. Rose should not be a starter on legitimate title contender and would not be a featured part of the offense, though Windhorst reports the Cavs want to play him with Kyrie Irving in the backcourt. Read More »

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

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The Colombian took eighth in the time trial , 31 seconds down on Bodnar. With a time trial tomorrow and the Champs-Élysées on Sunday, mentally, the finish is in sight. Frenchman Romain Bardet will tackle a 22.5km time-trial around Marseille on Saturday with the aspirations of an entire country on his shoulders. "For me, it's a bit boring but today I paid a high price". Read More »

England Women's Cricket Team prepare for Final

We are lucky and proud to have her on our side. India's win in the 1983 men's World Cup final at Lord's turned the country on to limited overs cricket and led the world's second-most populous nation to become the sport's financial powerhouse. Read More »

Johnson, Spieth top Royal Birkdale field

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Manley has been a pro since 2003, bouncing between minor tours and the European Tour. “I thought todays round was extremely important, as they all are, ” Spieth said, atop the leaderboard at a major for the first time since last years Masters . Read More »

Derrick Rose, Cavaliers discussing one-year deal

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From that season, he struggled with knee injuries. Rose averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists in 64 games for the New York Knicks before suffering a season-ending meniscus tear a year ago. The viability and interest in a Derrick Rose return to the Knicks may often have been "overstated", according to one league source, but the door never really was slammed shut by either side. Read More »

McIlroy's caddie digs him out of a hole

Padraig Harrington was the last victor at Birkdale, a stunning par-70 course that winds its way through the sand dunes, nine years ago. "Being in this position after two days, under the normal, of the how I got started, I'm in ecstasy", has specified the one who has cracked the top 10 after 36 holes. Read More »

Derrick Rose considering return to Chicago, Bulls reunion

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Cleveland does have competition for Rose's services, with the Milwaukee Bucks and both Los Angeles teams being in the running. The Cavs made Rose an offer of one year and either the league minimum ($2.1 million for him) and what's left of their mid-level exception to the salary cap ($2.5 million). Read More »

Fleetwood makes hay in British Open third round

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Jordan Spieth was chewing hard on gum on Thursday in the first round of the 2017 British Open Championship . And that might make things a lot more interesting on Sunday in the 146th Open. But the scolding from Fitzgerald found its intended target. Plenty of fans at Royal Birkdale wanted to get a glimpse of world No 4 Rory McIlroy . Read More »

A glance at the first round of the British Open

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He matched Spieth with a five-under 65 and managed to make four birdies in a six-hole stretch. The four-times major victor came into the tournament at Royal Birkdale having failed to make the cut in three of his last four competitions, and got off to a miserable start with bogeys at five of the first six holes. Read More »

Dressing down from caddie inspires Rory McIlroy recovery

McIlroy only bucks his head and lengthens his stride when he gets in contention at a major, when he's nuking drives and flagging his irons, and, unfortunately, we haven't experienced much of it in the past 18 months. 17 to get under par for the week. McIlroy defied 40mph winds to produce a stunning 68. McIlroy's last major title came at the 2014 US PGA Championship a few weeks after he won the British Open at Hoylake and he looked set to dominate the sport. Read More »

British Open: Roaring Rory McIlroy on the move at Birkdale

His superb front nine of 31 could easily have been better and, although a couple of bogeys coming home halted his momentum, he ensured he finished the day in red figures with a birdie at the par-five 17th. "So I must have aimed 30 yards left of the pin into the crowd, hit a shot, started at the crowd, and stayed at the crowd for a long time before finally the last, I'd say, 20 yards started drifting over, and ended up in the middle of the green". Read More »

Kyrie Irving Would Welcome Trade to Heat

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So unless the team waits until December to deal the point guard - it seems likely that Minnesota would have to give up too many important pieces. As it stands, the Knicks' point guards are Ron Baker and first-round pick Frank Ntilikina. Read More »

Froome in touching distance of a fourth Tour win

Froome's lead, while far smaller than at the same stage in the Tours he won in 2013, 2015 and 2016, is sufficient for him not to have to take unnecessary risks on the twisting and technical time-trial course in Marseille on Saturday. Katusha's world champion Tony Martin came close to the Pole by 14-seconds and it looked for a while like Bodnar's compatriot Michal Kwiatkowski would take over the hot seat, but Bora's man hung on by a second, Sky's rider only 0.03km/h slower. Read More »

All the goals as AC Milan hammer Bayern Munich in China

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However, it now looks increasingly like the 19-year-old will instead make the loan move to Milan ahead of an eventual permanent transfer, with Ancelotti talking up the prospect of this deal going through. Montella was thrilled with his players' application in Shenzhen and saw encouraging signs of unity among his new-look squad. "The result surprised me somewhat". Read More »

Resurgent Poulter off to flier in British Open

Given that he is only in the tournament because he came through final-qualifying at Woburn on July 4, it should nearly come as a surprise that the Englishman is lying third in the third major of the year. Walking up 18, just walking from greens to tees was really pretty special today. Because of his injury lay-off, Poulter had 10 events this season to earn enough FedEx Cup points or money to retain a full PGA Tour card but came up short - only to get a reprieve when American Brian Gay, also ... Read More »

Bolt Confirms 100m And Relay Starts At London Worlds

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Bolt has raced only twice over 100m in his final season, looking sluggish in victories over weak fields in 10.03sec in Kingston, Jamaica, and 10.06sec in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Still, the American was six seconds clear of Kenyan runner Jairus Kipchoge Birech. With the question of whether he would suffer a first defeat since 2013 hanging over him, the Jamaican broke 10 seconds for the first time this season to triumph in 9.95 seconds. Read More »

Kyrie Irving trade rumors: Here come the New York Knicks

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Cleveland's problem is multiplied by the fact that they've gone all-in to win with LeBron on the roster, but with the assumption that Irving and Love would be in the fold. The Cavs have been in flux ever since the team and former general manager David Griffin jointly announced June 19 that he would not be returning to the team next season. Read More »

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)

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Jamie Zimmerman decreased its stake in Rad Apr7 8.0 C (Call) ( RAD ) by 100% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westwood Holdings Group Inc sold 17,700 shares as Nautilus Inc (NLS)'s stock rose 5.75%. The total number of Outstanding Shares is 1.05 Billion. 14,789 were reported by Breton Hill Cap Ltd. Berkshire Hathaway Inc invested in 8.04 million shares. Read More »

Amazing Grace hits first 62 in a major at The Open

Numerous golfers had carded a 63 in the four majors; there were at least two instances in each of the sport's premier events, including 10 at the British Open . And I was like, 'what are you talking about?'" Nearly lost in the excitement were superb five-under 65s from Jason Day and Scott Hend, vaulting the Australian duo onto the leaderboard in a share of 13th at even par. Read More »

Defending champion Henrik Stenson is burglarized during British Open

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Henrik Stenson started the defence of his Open title alongside arguably the greatest threat to his crown in Jordan Spieth as both registered first-hole pars on Thursday. However, he had been pretty open about where he was staying this week, accepting photo requests outside his private accommodation and getting picked up and dropped off in a vehicle with "The Open" logo on it. Read More »

Cavs star Irving reportedly requests trade

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That's why Cleveland is firmly in control of this situation. Irving, who also recently told Sports Illustrated the Cavs were in a "peculiar" place this offseason, was chosen by Cleveland with the No. Still, none of this changes the fact that the Cavaliers remain massive favorites to make it back to the Finals next June, barring an injury to James. Read More »

Eddie Alvarez: 'You're An Idiot' If You Think McGregor Can't KO Mayweather

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Now that the press conference world tour is over and done with, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather can put all of their focus into getting themselves in the best position to win the actual fight on August 26th. "He's going to have his own style and his own set of things he does". He's clearly got a few surprises up his sleeve, and that's why someone with the boxing brain and experience of Malignaggi will be a huge help. Read More »

Fourth yellow jersey in touching distance for Froome

In the hours after Mark Cavendish abandoned this year's Tour de France with a fractured scapula - an injury he suffered in a controversial crash on stage 4 - Dimension Data's directors sat down with the eight remaining riders to discuss the rest of the race. Read More »

Debutant Manley takes British Open lead, Poulter goes strong

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Birkdale weather I just snipped, sorry for the size, but hey, it's British weather forecast data, you likely weren't craving it. So I nearly played a round of golf last night in my head. Colin Montgomerie made the observation early on Saturday morning, saying the players needed to feast on the Birkdale course in what had shaped up to be benign conditions. Read More »