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Hall wins Women's British Open for 1st major title

Hall found the 18th green in two and three-putted for her only bogey of the day, completing a famous victory and seeing her become just the third British victor since the event became a major. And a two-player race for the year's fourth major was definitely established when both picked up a shot at No. 4 and Pornanong followed Hall in birdying No. Read More »

Former Ireland skipper O'Connell joins Stade Francais coaching staff

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Since retiring in February 2016 following a serious hamstring injury suffered at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, O'Connell combined coaching duties within the Munster academy and Ireland U20's. O'Connell will take up the role of forwards coach on a coaching ticket which includes former Springbok coaches Heyneke Meyer, Pieter De Villiers as well as Julian Dupuy, John McFarland and Mike Prendergast. Read More »

Higuain says only person who wanted him at Chelsea was Sarri

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Leaving Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus side which has dominated Serie A in recent times having won 4 domestic doubles on the bounce, for Gennaro Gattuso's underachieving and disjointed Milan outfit represents a huge backwards step for Higuain at this stage of his career. Read More »

Pedro signs one-year contract extension at Chelsea

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But it is unclear whether Loftus-Cheek, who spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace , will finally be given a run in the Chelsea's side. He is, however, expected to be fit by the time the Blues' 2018/19 Premier League season opener comes around. Read More »

Rangers Fans Can't Get Enough Of Steven Gerrard's Post-Match Interview

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But we showed today that we're a class above Aberdeen . "But if that's the way it's going to be we'll get on with it". "We need to try and use it to our advantage". Refining those finer touches will take time, as he learns when to take a gamble and when to play it safe, see it out and hold on - but judging by the quality of his side's first Premiership performance, he's learned plenty already. Read More »

Bedwell-Curtis only change in strong Crusaders lineup

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But despite their impressive record, none other than All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has warned the South Africans have "every chance" of pulling off an upset. "I think ( Crusaders fans) need to be a bit more aware that it's only a two-horse race", Hansen said. "It's not a given and hopefully, the Crusaders get up and win it - it would be great to see them do it", he added. Read More »

Bayern rule out Boateng switch for Martial

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Boateng spent a season in the Premier League with United's neighbours Manchester City and Mourinho is rumoured to be in the market for a centre-half, amidst links with Barcelona's Yerry Mina. Summer of discontent: Anthony Martial . On Sunday, reports claimed that United had offered Martial to Chelsea in their deal to sign Willian . The manager continued to fuel fires of a possible Martial exit from the club when he told reporters following United's 2-1 victory in the International ... Read More »

Event pairing Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson set for Thanksgiving weekend

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Woods, 42, appeared to suggest the match was likely to happen, but said: "I haven't signed anything". Mickelson told ESPN his wife Amy found the add hilarious because finally, the entire world would get to see the famous Mickelson worm that only close friends had witnessed before the menswear add aired on TV. Read More »

Sam Curran is like having another Ben Stokes, says Joe Root

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On another day I could have got him and we could be in a much different position now. Yet if the Indian captain, who rode his luck to reach an extraordinary first-innings hundred, hangs around on Saturday morning, India will go on to what would be the best of their seven Test victories in England . Read More »

Venus advances in Silicon Valley Classic, Keys withdraws

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Venus Williams found her winning form late and charged to a 6-4 4-6 6-0 win over Britain's Heather Watson at the Silicon Valley Classic on Thursday to punch her ticket to the quarter-finals. "It worked out, thankfully". "In a lot of ways, I was happy it went to a third because I was forced to lift my game even more and to find my best tennis", she said in her post-match press conference. Read More »

Bale scores a great goal

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In what shocked the world, Serie A giants Juventus managed to sign the 33-year-old in a 100 million deal that was revealed last week. The Portugal superstar, still recovering from his involvement in the 2018 World Cup, did not feature as Madrid defeated Juve 3-1 in the International Champions Cup in Maryland on Sunday. Read More »

Yoshinori Muto finalises Newcastle United move from Mainz

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And after Newcastle's 4-0 friendly defeat to Braga in midweek, Benitez delivered a blunt transfer update which left many supporters anxious over his long-term future at the club. "So if you're taking that stand, you have to be very conscious of what you are doing, and what you are trying to do is publicly force the owner into spending more money". Read More »

Dallas Cowboys: Terrell Owens enters Hall of Fame as a cautionary tale

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Owens thanked everyone from his late grandmother and mother to coaches from his high school days in Alexander City, Alabama, through his time at Chattanooga and into the NFL . Owens said once Ryan Fitzpatrick took over for the final seven contests his play improved. It's not a surprise Owens referenced the steady play of Fitzpatrick. Read More »

US Pres. Trump takes shot at LeBron in tweet

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Donald Trump has taunted National Basketball Association player LeBron James over his intelligence, claiming it "isn't easy" to make him "look smart". "Who's the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?" James played for over a decade - and in two stints - with the Cleveland Cavaliers and delivered a title to the championship-starved region in 2016. Read More »

Crusaders, Lions set up rematch for Super Rugby title

Waratahs skipper Bernard Foley accepted that the better team won, calling the Lions' performance "exceptional". By losing to the ACT team in Sydney the Waratahs didn't have a home semi-final and instead had to make the gruelling trip to South Africa. Read More »

Tiger Woods’ return to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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The eight-time Bridgestone Invitational victor has made 15 appearances at the course. "You know he's going to play well this week", reigning FedExCup champion Justin Thomas said. Bridgestone decided not to renew as title sponsor of the World Golf Championship, said to be an annual price tag of about $15 million. In a season that also included a victory on the European Tour's BMW Championship, Molinari has risen to a career-high sixth in the world and reassessed his own abilities. Read More »

McIlroy lurks behind leader Thomas at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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Four-time major victor McIlroy carded a three-under 67 and Poulter a 70 to stand 11 under, three shots behind leader American Justin Thomas (67). Tiger Woods was in for a battle from the outset on Friday (Saturday NZT) in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Read More »

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui: Gareth Bale can replace Cristiano Ronaldo

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Mou , whose Manchester United beat Madrid 2-1 in Miami earlier today, said he too dropped everything to move to the Spanish capital when Los Blancos came calling and is confident that Lopetegui will succeed at the Bernabéu. He is with the team. "If this is the squad I have at start of season I'll be a happy man. he (Bale) is with the team". "He's happy and aligned with our goals". Read More »

In First Coaches’ Poll Of 2018 Season

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Today also marks a big moment in the build-up to the season: the release of the preseason Coaches Poll . "The pressure is officially on Jim Harbaugh, who is 1-5 against rivals Ohio State and Michigan State in his three seasons". 24. Florida was just outside of the rankings, finishing with 135 votes behind another SEC East team in SC (138 votes). Alabama is the preseason No. Read More »

Donald Trump Insults LeBron James & Don Lemon In Latest Tweet

James first said Mr. Trump is using sports to divide Americans at a press conference in September 2017, when Mr. Trump claimed he had disinvited Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors , although the team had decided not to visit. Where does the aggression towards LeBron come from? "I know the streets that they walk". These players could also help bring up the level of intensity and competition in practice and during games that are needed in order to help push them to the next level. Read More »

Liverpool boss Klopp stresses importance of Torino friendly

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We've been in a few finals that we haven't been victorious in and that needs to change. Manager Jurgen Klopp made the decision to sign Alison in a £65 million deal from Roma and has already confirmed that his new world-record signing will be his first-choice goalkeeper for the new season. Read More »

Urban Meyer: 'I am confident that I took appropriate action'

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Ohio State placed Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday and announced it was opening an internal investigation into matter. The university is investigating what Meyer knew about allegations made by the ex-wife of Zach Smith , who was sacked last week by Meyer. Read More »

Johnny Manziel: Comeback takes big step with first CFL start coming

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Although Johnny Football saw action in two preseason games with the Tiger-Cats, he didn't take a single snap as he sat behind starter Jeremiah Masoli during Hamilton's first five games of the regular season . For Manziel, Friday's game against the Tiger-Cats will continue a comeback season that started less then four months ago. Before that, Manziel hadn't started in a football game since since Week 16 of the 2015 season when he threw for 136 yards and rushed for 108 during a 17-13 ... Read More »

Barcelona confirm signing of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich

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Vidal was allegedly first approached by Barca as recently as a week ago, quickly reaching an agreement over his wages and a €30 million (A$47 million) transfer fee with Bayern. "I would like to thank Arturo for three great years on behalf of FC Bayern", said chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Barca has already signed Arthur, Malcom and Clement Lenglet this close-season, while Andres Iniesta, Paulinho, Lucas Digne and Gerard Deulofeu are among those who have left. Read More »

Serena Williams loses in most lopsided defeat of career

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Konta , who captured her first WTA title two years ago at Stanford, got on a roll and didn't take a chance in letting the 23-time grand slam champion get back in it. I'm just taking everything a day at a time. "I think she played well in the second set", Williams said. Williams , who returned to tennis earlier this year after missing more than 15 months following the birth of her first child, struggled throughout in San Jose . Read More »

NBA, MGM sign historic sports gambling partnership

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Industry sources pegged the deal to be for three years and at least $25 million. "We are proud to join forces with GVC , the largest and most dynamic global online betting operator, with existing reputable and trusted operations in the U.S.", said Jim Murren , chief executive of MGM Resorts , which is best known for its Las Vegas casinos such as the MGM Grand and the Bellagio. Read More »

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea may make one more new signing

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Sarri has only been in his new position since July 14 and will still be fine-tuning his approach and looking at players who could make an impact. The two men were brought together in June by Arrigo Sacchi , the former AC Milan manager, and while Guardiola urged the former Napoli manager to move to the Premier League , he recalled his own problems in his first year at the Etihad Stadium before overseeing last season's stroll to become champions. Read More »

£20m bid 'nowhere near' asking price for Grealish, says Bruce

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Grealish, 22, is one of the most exciting young talents in English football, and Villa are quite right to demand more than £20 million for his signature. "That's their prerogative, that's what they've wanted, that's what they've put in place so that's what they've said, nobody is for sale". Grealish spent last season in the Championship with Villa, failing at the final hurdle in a bid to help them earn promotion back to the Premier League when they lost the Play-Off Final to Fulham. Read More »

Formula One: Ricciardo to quit Red Bull at end of season

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Daniel Ricciardo's shock decision to quit Red Bull for Renault will have immediate and unexpected repercussions in the F1 driver market. "It was probably one of the most hard decisions to take in my career so far", said Ricciardo. Ricciardo added: " I hope to be able to help them in this journey and contribute on and off track ". He is now fifth in the 2018 season drivers' standings. Read More »

Transfer: Tottenham set to beat Chelsea over Zaha’s signature

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Zaha has found his mojo once again since returning to Crystal Palace from Manchester United in the summer of 2015. Wilfried Zaha is looking to move to Chelsea this season. But, Chelsea will hope to seal the deal when they table their late offer for the Ivory Coast global. But Allardyce, Palace manager during the 2016-17 Premier League season, thinks the time is right for the increasingly versatile Ivory Coast global to move on from Selhurst Park once more. Read More »

Washington Open: Andy Murray beats Marius Copil to reach quarter-finals

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The comments come after play on Thursday was delayed by about three-and-a-half hours because of rain. "Finishing matches at 3 in the morning is not good". Speaking about his condition after the Copil match, Murray said: "It doesn't feel great, just now". By the time you're done with all your recovery and stuff, it's going to be 5.30, 6 o'clock in the morning. Read More »

Kiwis turn down offer to tour Pakistan

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The tournament will have one-day global and Twenty20 matches . "We just came to the decision that given the current circumstances it just wasn't right for us to accept the invitation to play in Pakistan ". Pakistan has also hosted a few PSL matches in Pakistan , including the PSL 2017 final and the knockout games of the 2018 edition. Zimbabwe in 2015 became the first team to tour Pakistan since a terror attack on the Sri Lanka team bus nine years ago and an under-strength West ... Read More »

Kesrick Williams' career-best bowling figures

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The Caribbean side has plenty of firepower to call upon such as Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell and the returning Andre Russell . He soaked up 94 balls and counted five fours, watching as Hetmyer missed a heave and was bowled by Mehidy in the 36th over and then turning down Powell's offer for a quick single, after the left-hander charged down the pitch and was run out for four at 179 for four in the 38th over. Read More »

Man United hold on to beat Real Madrid 2-1

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Mourinho praised his senior players for the intensity they showed in United's pre-season tour, but insisted the fixtures did not reveal anything new strategically, Reuters reported. "The players that we have bought one is a goalkeeper cover, another one is a 19-year-old kid". The rescheduling of that match to a Friday compounded the United manager's frustrations over the early start date of a season that for the first time will see the summer transfer window end before campaign begins. Read More »

New York Yankees acquire Lance Lynn from Minnesota Twins for 2 prospects

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Lynn is in his walk year and is owed the balance of a $12 million salary for this season. The Twins traded relief pitcher Zach Duke to the Seattle Mariners and starting pitcher Lance Lynn to the New York Yankees on Monday before their game against Cleveland, three days after dealing popular infielder Eduardo Escobar to Arizona and relief pitcher Ryan Pressly to Houston. Read More »

Jays trade reliever Roberto Osuna to Astros

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Paulino had been Houston's No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com, before his 80-game suspension last season for a performance-enhancing-drug violation; he has since dropped to No. Returning to the Jays in the deal is the Astros' former closer Ken Giles , who has struggled and was demoted to triple-A this season, as well as pitching prospects Hector Perez and David Paulino . Read More »

Majestic Kohli ton leaves Test evenly poised

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Indian captain Virat Kohli lets out a scream after scoring his first century in England . The rest of India's batting line-up failed, however, and the tourists were bowled out for 274 in reply to England's 287 as Sam Curran , the 20-year-old from Surrey, took four wickets. Read More »

Klopp open to selling Liverpool duo following world-record move

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The Anfield club have made progress during the German's reign, but they have also lost in three cup finals - the League Cup, Europa League and Champions League . With Salah, Firmino and Mane still in world class form, can these world class players be enough to surpass Man City. The Merseyside outfit have signed four new players in the current transfer window, with Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker, winger Xherdan Shaqiri , midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho bolstering the squad. Read More »

Claim From Brazil: Willian's Absence From Chelsea Pre-Season Training Explained

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The problem that now exists for Real is that Chelsea do not currently appear close to signing any new goalkeepers and have just eight days left to do so as the summer transfer window for Premier League clubs closes early on August 9th. He's obviously won the Golden Glove at the World Cup, and he had a fantastic tournament. Willian has said that he is happy at Chelsea and for the moment the club are not keen to sell the winger this summer. Read More »

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can lead Arsenal's title hopes, says Kanu

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We also saw from watching him in the World Cup that Lichtsteiner has unbelievable power and fitness despite his age, while conversely many Arsenal fans would say that Bellerin has regressed with little competition for his place in the team, amid criticisms that he worries more about how he looks than how good he plays. Read More »

Andreas Pereira part of Manchester United's plans for next season

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Manchester United forward Anthony Martial , left, in action against the San Jose Earthquakes before he went AWOL. "I spoke with the manager about that and now I want to stay and do my best for the club". "And with the fantastic spirit we have, in the majority of the players". "My players [have been] awesome in their effort but we have more effort in front of us", said Mourinho after goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera secured the win over Real. Read More »

#IndiainEngland: Who said what about the first Test?

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Fellow spinner Moeen Ali misses out. Their overall Test record in England is uninspiring - six wins from 57 matches and three series victories - 1971, 1986 and 2007. He did not feature in the recent four-day game with Lancashire which included several members of the England squad on both sides. Adil Rashid has been named as the sole spinner for England in the first Test against India starting tomorrow, but his selection continues to cause controversy with former England batsman ... Read More »

Max Meyer set to earn £170k-a-week at Crystal Palace

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To lure a central midfielder of Max Meyer's quality in a free transfer is possibly the deal of the summer, as Crystal Palace address a key position with a top-class German global. It is understood Meyer will be one of Palace's top earners at around £80,000 per week. 'I'm proud to be here and I hope I can make the next step in my career. Read More »