• Surging Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka out in front in British Open

    Surging Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka out in front in British Open

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    British Open co-leader Matt Kuchar got his second round underway on Friday morning as contenders at Royal Birkdale prepared to face some potentially treacherous weather conditions. "I couldn't have done much better today". Meanwhile, McIlroy, the 2014 Open victor at Hoylake, remains bullish about his prospects after recovering well from a horrendous start to his day.
  • Kyrie Irving considered going to Bulls before Butler trade

    Kyrie Irving considered going to Bulls before Butler trade

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    Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert , said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the star's demands. Many assumed Irving was referring to rumours that James may consider leaving the Cavs in free agency in 2018. James was shocked by that decision, and the news of his partner-in-crime had the same impact; Windhorst said LeBron was "blindsided and disappointed".
  • BRITISH OPEN: Spieth, Kuchar, Koepka in lead with 65s after Round 1

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    Spieth gave away four with bogeys, but had three birdies and that eagle. That put him within three shots of the lead held by Matt Kuchar , a seemingly unthinkable prospect at the same point yesterday. "I could be standing here and [have] hit 18 greens and shot one over and missed every putt and feel awful", he stated. England's Ian Poulter (70) and first-round American co-leader Brooks Koepka (72) were another shot back while Scotland's Richie Ramsay (70) finished the day alone in fifth ...
  • Kyrie Irving Wants To Leave Cleveland

    Kyrie Irving Wants To Leave Cleveland

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    Irving is from the Tri-State area and could be swapped for Knicks' All-Star small forward Carmelo Anthony , who has grown frustrated in NY. This continues a rough summer for the Cavaliers, who tried closing the gap between themselves and the Golden State Warriors by offering Kevin Love through three-team deals, hoping to land Paul George .
  • Tour de France 2017 Stage 21 Preview

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    After some early wobbles, Froome has looked in control in the Alps and with just yesterday's straightforward 222km ride south followed by a time trial in Marseille before the ceremonial roll into Paris, he looks armor-plated for the third year in a row.
  • Johnson feeling back to his best ahead of Birkdale challenge

    Johnson feeling back to his best ahead of Birkdale challenge

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    You use a lot of imagination. We had a couple awfully challenging days there and I remember being on the course thinking I'm glad I'm over here, glad I'm doing this. "I hope it's me at the end of the week that's standing on the 18th green and getting the Claret Jug". Organisers would settle for such a memorable climax this year, but picking a standout name is nearly impossible.
  • Spieth holds onto lead at Open Championship

    Spieth holds onto lead at Open Championship

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    Kuchar, a strapping 39-year-old who has never won a major, produced a mixed bag of a round with four bogeys and three birdies and endured a particularly disappointing finish, dropping shots at two of the last three holes. "We go out there and set a goal given what conditions are forecast and it's no different from any other week". Ian Poulter, Justin Thomas, Richard Bland, Charley Hoffman and Austin Connelly, a 20-year-old qualifier from Dallas are all 3-under.
  • Rory McIlroy hoping to catch his wave at British Open

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    And I've been able to achieve that goal that I set myself. "They're both huge rounds for very different reasons", McIlroy said. "I just wanted to continue with that good feeling from the last few holes [on Thursday] and went out with that positivity and trust in myself and just need to keep that for the next two days".
  • Newcastle sign former Liverpool and Sunderland defender Manquillo

    Newcastle sign former Liverpool and Sunderland defender Manquillo

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    I know that he's a very big manager and he's going to try to manage this group very well. "I've come here to work hard and give everything on and off the pitch". The 23-year-old makes an immediate return to the Premier League having spent last season on loan at the Magpies' fierce rivals Sunderland , while Liverpool first brought Manquillo to English football in 2014 on a two-year loan deal, which was cut short after only 19 appearances.
  • Lil' Poults beats lil' Daly in side match at The Open

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    Poulter's best performance at a major remains his second-place finish behind Padraig Harrington on the Southport links in 2008 and there was no doubt that helped him as he took the early clubhouse lead before dropping back a little as the day wore on.
  • Knicks should go all in for Kyrie Irving

    Knicks should go all in for Kyrie Irving

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    The Nuggets and Cavs have some previous trade history. So although Frank is nominally a point guard, his skill set and build suit him wonderfully to play behind Kyrie, spotting up for threes and locking down the Curry's and Westbrook's of the world while Kyrie saves himself for further reality-bending layups.