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Pep talk from caddie inspires Rory McIlroy at British Open
- July 23, 2017

Stay out of the sun if you can and have plenty of fluids available because the weather over the weekend is going to feature warm and humid conditions. "Most of the time there's at least a group that gets the worst weather", said Spieth , who fell foul of hard conditions on the Friday at Royal Troon past year. (more...)
Pure Grace! First 62 In Major History
- July 23, 2017

So how about when someone finally broke the 63? Grace's round, the lowest in the history of the majors, saw him move from four over par overnight to four-under. It really is. Like I said, it's always nice shooting a low number, whether it's any day of the week, whether it's in a tournament or with friends. If they keep on making birdies, that 63 might not even be good enough. (more...)
Mariners trade top prospect for pitching help Mariners trade top prospect for pitching help
- July 22, 2017

He has been voted twice to have the best changeup in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America . "We find his current performance, preparedness and proximity to the Major Leagues to be very appealing traits in a pitcher, particularly a young lefty who is now under club control through the 2022 season". (more...)
Henrik Stenson's Birkdale rental house burglarized, clothes and personal items stolen Henrik Stenson's Birkdale rental house burglarized, clothes and personal items stolen
- July 22, 2017

He secured his first career major tournament win at last year's Open Championship. Stenson carded a one-under-par 69 in the opening round and is trying to remain focused on his golf despite having some valuable personal items taken, as well as his clothing for the week. (more...)
Can Rory McIlroy win The Open Championship 2017?
- July 22, 2017

You probably didn't understand me". "I feel great and I wouldn't expect anything different", he added. And I remember being on the course thinking - at one point on the 12th hole Saturday, I had 129 yards to the pin and hit a 6-iron in. (more...)
Cubs' Bryant leaves game with apparent injury to left hand Cubs' Bryant leaves game with apparent injury to left hand
- July 22, 2017

Wednesday wasn't any different for them. Tommy La Stella entered to replace Bryant. While allowing nine runs in a single inning is never a good thing, it shouldn't cause the team to panic and strive to add to the bullpen. Bryant injured his left pinkie finger when sliding into third base. He slid head-first into third base and was thrown out by Flowers. X-rays were negative but the 25-year-old Bryant is still experiencing soreness while gripping the bat. (more...)
Cavs star Irving reportedly requests trade Cavs star Irving reportedly requests trade
- July 22, 2017

The list of four preferred teams - Minnesota, Miami , San Antonio and the Knicks - actually holds little weight since Irving does not have a no-trade clause, meaning Cleveland can send him anywhere that it can find the best offer. Irving has three years and $60 million remaining on his contract, but has the ability to opt out of the final year before the 2019-20 season. James is reportedly "frustrated" and "concerned" with the Cavs future after an offseason that featured only ... (more...)
Stage 19 latest updates as Chris Froome vies for fourth title Stage 19 latest updates as Chris Froome vies for fourth title
- July 22, 2017

At the finish of Stage 19 in Salon-de Provence, Boasson Hagen and German rider Nikias Arndt went right around a roundabout while others went left. He said he'd studied the finish and identified the short cut. "I would rather be in my position than having to make up time. It's really nice to finally get this victory for the team and for myself as well". "I didn't have to have another photo finish so I'm happy about that". (more...)
Severino, Gardner lead Yankees to 4-1 win over Mariners Severino, Gardner lead Yankees to 4-1 win over Mariners
- July 22, 2017

NY lost to Minnesota 6-1 on Wednesday, one day after acquiring third baseman Todd Frazier (0-for-1, hit by pitch) and relievers David Robertson (didn't pitch) and Tommy Kahnle (one scoreless inning) from the Chicago White Sox for reliever Tyler Clippard and three minor leaguers. (more...)
British Open 2017: Jordan Spieth updated leaderboard after Round 2 British Open 2017: Jordan Spieth updated leaderboard after Round 2
- July 22, 2017

Jordan Spieth of the United States has opened up a two-shot lead at The Open Championship after the second rounds were completed at Royal Birkdale today. "I just got off to such a poor start. So it hasn't really sunk in, I don't think yet". I believe that mint has a small effect on the nerves. "And at 41 to have that dream come true was pretty neat", he said. (more...)
After nightmare start, McIlroy hopeful of landing in greens After nightmare start, McIlroy hopeful of landing in greens
- July 22, 2017

If McIlroy had to be reminded, so did everyone else. "Eight shots better?" enquired McIlroy of how much better he had played those opening six holes. Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka each scored 65s to sit as joint clubhouse leaders, while fellow American Matt Kuchar was also five under through 11. (more...)
Warm, sunny weather Friday could give way to thunderstorms, heavy rain, flooding Warm, sunny weather Friday could give way to thunderstorms, heavy rain, flooding
- July 22, 2017

North wind around 6 miles per hour. Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Tuesday .Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms possible. Conditions are particularly unsafe in urban areas where temperatures may not drop below the lower 80s overnight, according to the weather service. The overnight low is expected to be near 63. (more...)
Yoenis Cespedes wants to play 'last year of career' in Oakland Yoenis Cespedes wants to play 'last year of career' in Oakland
- July 22, 2017

Friday brought another quote that, while possibly well-meaning, might not go over so well in the Big Apple, or among fans everywhere of Mets Manager Terry Collins . Even with the A's current youth movement (or rebuild), every team needs a veteran presence in the clubhouse. After signing a four-year, $36 million deal with the A's before the 2012 season, Yoenis Cespedes' time in Oakland came to an end halfway through his third season. (more...)
John Wall, Wiz agree to $170M, 4-year extension John Wall, Wiz agree to $170M, 4-year extension
- July 22, 2017

Wall, the 26-year-old point guard who has played all seven seasons with the Wizards , will be tied to Washington for at least the next five years - two on his current deal, and three on the extension before he can opt out. Wall is coming off a season in which he averaged a career-high 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game while leading the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semifinals. (more...)
National Football League has wrapped up investigation into Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott National Football League has wrapped up investigation into Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
- July 22, 2017

Now, the National Football League is left to dissect the player's associations response and decide whether or not to punish Elliott for possible behavior that would have taken place prior to him joining the NFL . All charges were dropped, though, when investigators found that there was conflicting and incomplete information in the case. It was reported by Schefter last week that Elliott is bracing for at least a "short suspension". (more...)
Rory McIlroy roars back with strong start on day two Rory McIlroy roars back with strong start on day two
- July 22, 2017

That deficit was dramatically halved on Friday when McIlroy picked up shots at the first and third holes before a stunning approach to the sixth set up only the second birdie of the day at a hole that was proving fiendishly hard for most of the field. (more...)
Air France Just Introduced a New Airline Geared Toward Millennials Air France Just Introduced a New Airline Geared Toward Millennials
- July 22, 2017

Although there are scant details about any in-flight services that might cater to a more digitally minded group, Air France has released images of what the crew's trendy-casual and Instagrammable outfits will look like. Air France chief executive Franck Terner added: "The creation of a new airline is a historic moment in many ways". Joon is another step in the deployment of the Trust Together strategic project. (more...)
Klopp Insists Coutinho Is Staying Klopp Insists Coutinho Is Staying
- July 22, 2017

Speaking at their pre-season tour base in Hong Kong, Klopp was not interested in discussing Barcelona's bid, only to say once again that the player is not for sale. Liverpool have Coutinho, who is now closing on 200 appearances for the club after making 181 so far, under contract until 2022, putting the Reds in a strong position to resist his departure. (more...)
Can Marko Arnautovic really fire West Ham into Europe — Transfer gossip
- July 22, 2017

It's believed he will cost nearly €18 million, however he has still to agree personal terms. The Daily Mirror reckons that Everton want £50m for the 23 year old. - Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been offered to Real Madrid . Bilic tended to use a 3-4-2-1 formation last season, and given Carroll's injury woes, Hernandez can be confident of lining up on Aug. (more...)
Andy Robertson, Liverpool Agree to Contract After Hull City Transfer Andy Robertson, Liverpool Agree to Contract After Hull City Transfer
- July 22, 2017

HULL CITY have landed Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart for £8million. Even if he doesn't, with Jürgen Klopp willing to continue with James Milner as his first choice on the left, Robertson represents a low-risk purchase for the club and a bargain at a time when such things are becoming increasingly hard to find. (more...)