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Sri Lanka reign in Colombo despite Maharaj milestone

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At the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , the Proteas only managed five Sri Lankan second innings scalps (15 in total for the Test) before the hosts declared, setting South Africa 490 to win. Keshav Maharaj returned the second-best figures by a South African bowler in a test innings but Sri Lanka took a firm step towards a 2-0 series sweep after thoroughly dominating day two of the second and final test. Read More »

British Open: Francesco Molinari wins Open championship as Tiger Woods falls short

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He holed a 5-foot birdie putt at No. 18 to take the outright lead. He poured it in, raised his right fist and shook it lightly before slamming it for emphasis. When Woods, who shot 2-under on the front nine to make a move up the leaderboard, was on the ninth hole, he found himself tied for the lead. A similar result occurred on the following hole when he missed the fairway and made bogey. Read More »

Cubs Get Involved After Adult Fan Takes Baseball Away from a Child

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But infielder Javier Báez, who spotted the rush for the ball, made a decision to give the boy another ball - this one signed - to make up for his missing out during the game. All is well. Guy is A-OK so let it go people'. CubsHQ spoke with a fan that actually sat beside the couple that got the ball in the video. The boy tries to catch the ball but it rolls under the seat and a couple of adult Cubs fans keep it for themselves! One thing is for certain: Venable was definitely tossing the ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho will let Anthony Martial leave this summer

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United remain with World Cup players Paul Pogba , Romelu Lukaku , Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford as they gear up for the start of the Premier League campaign on August 9. Asked if he still wants to make more signings before next month's deadline, he said: 'One thing is what I want and another thing is what is going to happen'. Read More »

MLB All-Star Machado traded to Dodgers

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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a package of prospects, according to multiple reports . "If you put him in an environment like the Dodgers in L.A., in Hollywood, I think he's going to thrive". He can play second base and outfield if needed. Read More »

Athletics acquire RHP Familia from Mets - Athletics

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The deal, which was agreed to Friday night, but finalized as the Mets took the field in the Bronx, includes the A's taking on all of the $3 million owed Familia for the rest of this season. "You can't ask for much more". With the Mets (40-55) languishing near the bottom of the National League standings, Familia and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera were expected to be traded for prospects as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. Read More »

Merkel respects Ozil's decision to quit German team: spokeswoman

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On Twitter , Ozil said: "The treatment I have received from the DFB and many others makes me no longer want to wear the German national team shirt". Gundogan distanced himself from the picture, but Ozil refused to comment publicly until Sunday, when he published a three-part statement in English defending his actions and attacking those who have criticised him. Read More »

Spieth finds Open positives despite tough final round

But while previous year Spieth survived a wobble in the final round at Royal Birkdale to take the title, this time he was too erratic, not recovering from a bogey at the fifth that was followed by a double-bogey at the long sixth where his second shot found a gorse bush. Read More »

Sri Lanka Cricket to launch inquiry into Danushka Gunathilaka incident

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One of the women later accused the second man, a British passport-holder of Sri Lankan origin, of raping her and police arrested him. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has also made a decision to withhold Gunathilaka's match fee for the country's ongoing Test match against the Proteas at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo . Read More »

Johnny Manziel traded to CFL's Alouettes

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Although he hasn't played since 2015, Montreal felt strongly enough about Manziel to surrender two future first-round picks to Hamilton in the five-player deal. The 24-year-old played in five games in his rookie season, connecting on 18 of 35 passes for 175 yards and two interceptions. 'With his great mobility, his athletic abilities and his instinct we believe that he will have a positive impact on our offence'. Read More »

Mohamed Salah offers support to under-fire Reds goalkeeper

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Klopp said the source of pain on Sunday was a different complaint that appeared to be a small muscle tear, although the extent of any damage had not been confirmed. Netherlands' Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 25th minute with a perfectly timed leaping header off a long cross from Andrew Robertson . Read More »

Chase Briscoe holds off Grant Enfinger in Truck Series race at Eldora

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The best way to score maximum playoff points in a race is to start up front, earn stage points and win races. Enfinger would come from deep in the starting field. He drove the No. 27 Ford for Sandusky, Ohio-based ThorSport Racing, finishing 0.38 seconds ahead of teammate Enfinger. Stewart Friesen was third in the half-mile oval, followed by 2017 race victor Matt Crafton, Brett Moffitt, Noah Gragson, John Hunter Nemechek, Logan Seavey, Justin Haley and Nick Hoffman. Read More »

There's a solid theory about why Richarlison's transfer fee is so high

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Watford were initially reluctant to sell Richarlison to Everton after being left frustrated by how the Toffees pursued their former manager Marco Silva last season. Everton and Watford have had a somewhat testing relationship, with the Merseyside outfit seeing an initial approach for Silva rebuffed after they sacked Ronald Koeman in October previous year. Read More »

Sania Mirza Backs Mesut Ozil Against Racism

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Ozil said he had met Erdogan once before when he joined Angela Merkel to watch Germany versus Turkey football match in 2010. After months of silence over a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany , Ozil erupted on Sunday . Read More »

Punching Other Cyclists Will Get You Kicked Off The Tour De France

That misdemeanour earned the Italian a written warning from Team Sky, who said at the time: " Gianni Moscon has been given a formal written warning and suspended from racing for six weeks". Thomas, Froome and the rest of the overall contenders slowly rolled across the finish line at Carcassonne and its medieval city walls 13 minutes after stage victor Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark. Read More »

McIlroy 'ran out of holes' in chase for elusive fifth Major

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He revived his hopes with birdies at nine and 11 before giving one back at the next, but he suddenly found himself in a tie for the lead with eventual victor Francesco Molinari when he holed a mammoth putt for eagle at the long 14th which hauled him to six under. Read More »

Alex Iwobi to pen new Arsenal contract until 2022

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Iwobi played for Nigeria at the World Cup earlier this summer. Arsenal confirmed that Iwobi was one of three first team players that travelled with the squad from London to Singapore on Sunday. English Premier League giants Arsenal have announced a 25-man squad for their pre-season tour to Singapore for the International Champions Cup (ICC) next week. Read More »

Spectator Films as Tiger Woods' Shot Hits Him

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Playing from tall, wispy rough, he experienced what many do when finding that type of grass on a links: it grabbed the shaft, his clubface closed, and his approach sailed well left of the green. She just had a baby and lost the Wimbledon finals. "I've just thoroughly enjoyed being here", Locke said. "I understand the wind is going to blow and it's going to be a dog fight". Read More »

Harry Maguire 'to replace Marcos Rojo at Manchester United'

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But he enjoyed an excellent season with the Foxes, trebling his value - with Leicester keen to reflect his growing reputation with a new contract to improve his wages to around £75,000-a-week. Meanwhile, NAIJ. com previously had reported that Mourinho has revealed that the following four defenders that include Valencia, Bailly , Smalling and Shaw will likely tackle Leicester in their first fixture of the new Premier League campaign. Read More »

Star Golfer Reveals He Played Today’s Final Round Hungover

By the standards of this marvellously unconventional 27-year-old, who is considered to be something of a philosopher on tour, the scenario behind his finest major performance felt strangely apt. Just imagine if Pepperell would have been hungover before every round, he might have won this tournament by 10 shots. "I didn't really have that much to drink, just I'm a lightweight, yeah", he said. Read More »

Tiger Woods praises Francesco Molinari for 'beautiful' play

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Earlier in the day, Woods had every reason to believe he would cap a most incredible comeback. One hole later, Woods had the lead alone after Xander Schauffele double bogeyed the seventh hole. And then there was Kisner, looking to go wire-to-wire. He walked to the next tee with a one-shot lead. But plagued by back problems and four surgeries starting in 2014, this was just his 10th major championship start in that time period. Read More »

Johnny Manziel traded from Hamilton to Montreal

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So the Ticats are giving the 25-year-old controversial former Heisman Trophy victor a chance somewhere else, pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal with the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday. The Als have struggled to a 1-4 start, scoring only 69 points in the process for a league-worst 13.8 points per game. He was released in March 2016 after posting a 2-6 record over two tumultuous campaigns. Read More »

Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

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Saturday was played in largely benign conditions, with the sun breaking through cloudy skies amid light winds. Spieth said his hair was getting long so he went to a barber before heading over to the golf course. Johnson, staying in the same house as Kisner, Spieth and four other Americans, hooked his approach on No. 12 and three-putted for a double bogey. On the same ancient links that Ben Hogan took his lone Open title, in 1953, four years after having his legs crushed in a head-on crash ... Read More »

Fan ejected from The Open for shouting during Tiger Woods' final drive

And Schauffele was unable to force a play-off with an eagle as Molinari claimed his maiden Major victory, the first Italian to win one of golf's big four events. Shortly thereafter, Spieth and Schauffele both made bogey at the par-4 5th hole. And the Olympic champion carried on where he left off on Saturday, taking advantage of benign conditions to fire seven more birdies to match the 64s recorded by Steve Stricker and Richard Green the last time Carnoustie staged the Open in 2007. Read More »

Klopp hails Dortmund star Pulisic after Liverpool loss

Liverpool will aim to bounce back when they play Manchester City in New Jersey on Wednesday night, while Dortmund face Benfica in Pittsburgh, in Pulisic's home state of Pennsylvania. For Dortmund , Pulisic somehow found his side a way back into the game, winning a penalty midway through the second half having worked nicely in the box. Read More »

Neymar rules out Paris Saint-Germain exit

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Having seen Mbappe light up the World Cup with France, it was assumed they would sooner part with Neymar . "The guys who come up with these stories seem to know more about my life than I do". "I cannot be the referee and play at the same time but there are times I wish I could". The video was released with a hashtag #ChallengeDAFALTA, the free-kick challenge in Portuguese. Read More »

Fiji crush Japan in San Francisco to reach World Cup quarter-finals

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England then went further ahead in injury-time of the first half when Ruaridh McConnochie dotted down for England's third try, which was converted by Mitchell. The United States completed the semifinal lineup, but they had to overcome a willing fightback from Russian Federation in doing so. England progress to a decider with holders New Zealand , who beat Fiji 22-17 in the other semi-final. Read More »

Francesco Molinari Wins the British Open

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Playing with Tiger was another challenge. "That was good. I played well today". "For the first time I felt I was ready for it". Defending champion Jordan Spieth wasn't the only one struggling to gain traction on the wind-swept final day at Carnoustie. Read More »

Liverpool's Joe Matip might have suffered 'small tear' in leg - Jurgen Klopp

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And America's Sweetheart doubled the excitement among the crowd, scoring the winning goal with minutes remaining - potentially passing his audition for a Liverpool move. Philipp immediately looked to catch Karius out of position from just inside the Liverpool half, but with the goal gaping he dragged his effort wide of the target when he perhaps should have done better. Read More »

Olympics-Softball to give Tokyo 2020 symbolic start

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In addition, the Olympics in Beijing will feature a record number of disciplines with the participation of women in the history of the Winter Games. The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee approved the programme of winter Olympic games 2022 in Beijing. Read More »

Four-way tie at top as Brittany Lincicome makes history

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Brittany Lincicome's chances of becoming the second woman to make the cut in a men's event looked slim after she carded a six-over-par 78 in the opening round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship in Kentucky on Thursday. 10. "It was a pleasure, a treat", said Conrad Shindler who was paired with Lincicome for the round. Despite her roller-coaster performance, he felt her approach was consistent. Read More »

Tiger Woods rues a missed opportunity in The Open at Carnoustie

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With defending champion Jordan Spieth , Woods, English duo Rose and Tommy Fleetwood and McIlroy in the Sunday mix, the Molinari sub-plot was nearly overlooked as the leading groups went out. Only one more major can complete the Tiger Woods saga. "That's certainly doable with hopefully the weather that comes in tomorrow", Woods said of his chances. Read More »

Francesco Molinari breaks through at British Open

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They were together three weeks ago when Molinari closed with a 62 to win the Quicken Loans National, with Woods presenting him the trophy. "It would be, as you said, better on Sunday", said Woods, whose 5-under-par 66 was his first score in the 60s at The Open in 11 years. Read More »

Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to Hawks for two players

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Anthony scored a career-low 16.2 points and grabbed 5.8 rebounds last season for Oklahoma City working alongside Paul George and 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook . The team drafted its point guard of the future in Trae Young , as well as a capable backup/starter and veteran leader to pair with him at the one in Jeremy Lin . Read More »

Yogi Ferrell backs out of plans to re-sign with Mavericks

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After changing course on a contract to return to the Dallas Mavericks , guard Yogi Ferrell has agreed to a two-year, $6.2 million deal to sign with the Sacramento Kings . Nowitzki won his first and only National Basketball Association championship so far with the Mavericks back in 2011, when he led Dallas to a 6-game series victory against LeBron James and the heavily favored Miami Heat. Read More »

Blitzboks' World Cup dream ends with England thrashing

Having edged past Chile Billy Dardis and Co were heavily defeated by South Africa in the round of 16 but can end the campaign on a high with two more wins. After New Zealand took a 5-0 lead early on in the first half, Fiji looked for a quick response, with Radradra happy to step up to the mark. Simon Amor's side will meet defending champions New Zealand in San Francisco after the All Blacks beat favourites Fiji 22-17 in the second semi-final. Read More »

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane return to Liverpool training

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It is a reflection of Mane's status as one of Liverpool's most important players, and a reward for an excellent season previous year in which he scored 20 goals, seven of which came in the Champions League knockout stages. They scored 91 goals between them in all competitions, with Salah scoring 44, Firmino 27, and Mane 20. Salah, Sadio Mane and Marko Grujic will begin getting in shape for the new season at the club's Melwood training base on Friday morning. Read More »

Rory McIlroy hits back at criticism branding him 'robotic' at The Open

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And McIlroy did not find it hard to take the positives from it all. "Even if you play aggressive around here, you might make more bogeys than playing it safe, but you're going to make more birdies as well", said McIlroy, whose Nike shoes sported the word "nasty" in a reference to the popular nickname for the course of "Car-nasty". Read More »

Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn awaits Jurgen Klopp's decision on loan move

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Klopp felt that was not a sensible course of action and, instead, Becker will meet up with Liverpool for an intensive training camp in France before they head to Dublin for a friendly against Napoli. All good. We have the players we wanted. "When we are convinced about it our owners, thank God, believe that much in the project, then they say let's do it". Read More »

Mesut Ozil says not having picture with Turkish president would be 'disrespectful'

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He said: "It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at global level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect". "I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish ", he said on Twitter . "I feel unwanted and think what I have achieved since my worldwide debut in 2009 has been forgotten". Read More »

Woods creates buzz at Carnoustie with 66 at British Open

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He duffed his chip, then three-putted from off the green. Woods shared the lead momentarily when he birdied the long 14, but a bogey on the 16 dropped him back and he was lucky to stay within four when his closing drive looked set for a swim in the Barry Burn, only to miraculously kick right and set up another rousing par save. Read More »

Why pro golfer arrived at The Open with no clubs

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They told him that he'd applied for the wrong sort of visa, though. "To me, it nearly seemed like it was a horror movie happening for the past week, " said Vegas, 33, who is from Venezuela but has lived in the United States for several years. Read More »

Tiger Woods is Making a Move at the Open Championship

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Zach Johnson , who has somehow mastered the polar opposite styles of the John Deere Classic and the Open Championship , shakes off a sketchy Saturday finish and, as conditions get hellish, manages his way around Carnasty better than the rest of the leaderboard's uncouth bombers. Read More »

Jordan Spieth sends Open warning after early eagle sparks surge

Kisner will go out with another American, Kevin Chappell, who is seven-under, in the penultimate pairing of the day, before Spieth and Schauffele tee off 10 minutes later. "If I can get on a run or off to a fast start on one of the next two days, I don't see a ridiculously low score out there but I do see something like what Tommy shot out there today - a 66 or a 65". Read More »

Fakhar Zaman breaks two more records in final Zimbabwe ODI

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Two days after becoming the first player from Pakistan to score a double century in a one-day worldwide, Fakhar Zaman reached a further milestone in becoming the quickest player in history to reach 1,000 runs in the format as Pakistan amassed 364 for 4 in the fifth and final ODI of their tour of Zimbabwe . Read More »