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British Open 2017: Rory McIlroy updated leaderboard after Round 1

American Phil Mickelson, 2013 Open champion, shot 73, local favorite Tommy Fleetwood, the world number 14, could only manage a scrappy 76 and Mark O'Meara endured a day to forget on his return to the course where he won the 1998 Open. He has been through these mini-slumps a few times in the 10 years since he first played the British Open at Carnoustie. That ranks high among recent Opens, some of which was blamed on Woods not being in the field. Lire la suite »

Rahul Dravid will not travel with Team India on overseas tours


He does not want to hang around", Rai told reporters after his meeting with the BCCI officials on Saturday. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri claimed that Shastri is in constant contacts with Zaheer at the moment and the former India team bowler could be given that consultant role during India's tour of South Africa, which could likely start in the final week of December or early January 2018. Lire la suite »

La Suisse se défait de l'Islande — Euro féminin


Les buts, eux, ont été plus rares. Les Suissesses revenaient dans le match juste avant la pause grâce à Dickenmann (43e). Bachmann s'est ensuite muée en buteuse en réceptionnant un centre de Maritz d'une tête qui a trompé Gunnarsdottir, la gardienne islandaise (52e). Lire la suite »

Rory McIlroy 'fed up' with poor form, says Paul McGinley


SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy was standing on the sixth tee and already doubting his chances of making the weekend at the British Open when his negative thoughts were interrupted by his caddie, J.P. He bogeyed Nos. 3-5 - his par putt at the fourth hole lipped out from four feet - and said he was thinking: "Geez, here we go again". He's six shots behind co-leaders Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar. Lire la suite »

Co-leader Kuchar underway in British Open second round


Most of the players are already in the clubhouse or on their way home , and a lot of those are very happy about it. "It was a really solid day", said the 2015 Masters and US Open champion. "Won't be fully buttoned up, no problems swinging at all. It looked awfully challenging", Kuchar said. Combined, that gave him a two-stroke lead over Matt Kutchar, who went 1-over on Friday. Lire la suite »

Froome on brink of fourth Tour de France crown

Also, experiences like the one previous year where he and five team mates were hit by a vehicle when out training in Spain - "we could all have died", he said at the time - ensure he has a grounded approach to life. "I've certainly got a new-found appreciation for just how hard it is for these guys to have won five Tours". The Tour de France is the world's biggest and most iconic cycling race. Lire la suite »

Young heart transplant patient dies, family says


Ari's story went viral that month when his parents posted a YouTube video , telling him that he would getting a new heart. But on Thursday, Ari's parents said they called 911 after they found him having a seizure. He had waited 211 days for the new heart. "We're taking all the little victories we can get", Ari's father, Mike Schultz, wrote in May. As ABC News reported at the time, Ari's release was the ideal Father's Day gift for Mike Schultz, who took his son to the golf course. Lire la suite »

Monaco reject City's £44.5m Mendy bid

Jermaine Jenas is anxious to see Tottenham strengthen a major rival in Manchester City by selling them Kyle Walker but believes Mauricio Pochettino has done enough to earn the fans' trust. The summer window has also been marked by a paucity of rumours linking Kane with a move away from his boyhood club, a reality he says comes from the fact that "everyone knows" where he wants to be. Lire la suite »

A glance at the second round of the British Open

At the time, McIlroy glanced up and mumbled one word: "Whatever". "It feels absolutely marvelous, it really does". "Conditions were really hard today". "And this wind, it felt like every hole was a crosswind hole". Yesterday he played the front nine in 31. "Just have to try to keep that going for the next two days", McIlroy said. Lire la suite »

An All-American start to the British Open

But the world number four dug deep and steadied the ship before climbing his way up through the field on the back nine with four birdies. "I made a nice par on one", said Johnson, "and after that I think I might have hit one errant shot". Spieth rated it among the top five or six rounds he has ever played in a major, not bad for someone who came close to the Grand Slam two years ago. Lire la suite »

Kyrie Irving Asked the Cavaliers for Trade to Spurs


The bombshell about Irving adds to what has been a tumultuous offseason for the Cavs following their loss in five games to the Warriors in the NBA Finals . But you can expect many teams to pursue Irving, and those with more and better assets. Both players are heading into their prime years and will give the Rockets fits in playoff series for years to come. Lire la suite »

Johnson, Spieth favourites as British Open begins


A bogey followed at 16 when missing from short range, but two solid pars at 17 and 18 ensured Spieth finished 36 holes with a two-stroke lead over his compatriot Matt Kuchar , who posted a 1-over 71 to lie 4-under for the tournament. On Thursday McIlroy was five-over through his first six holes - on Friday he was three-under after the same stretch. Click on the video above to watch the top shots from day two! . Lire la suite »

'Stages like today don't have place in a Grand Tour anymore'

Chris Froome maintained his overall lead at the Tour de France while Edvald Boasson Hagen made a late charge to win Stage 19 on Friday. Saturday will see a 22.5km time-trial around Marseille while Sunday's 103km procession to Paris is nearly certain to end in a bunch sprint. Lire la suite »

O'Meara shocker starts British Open golf


Mark O'Meara was supposed to hit the first tee shot to start the 146th British Open . The 60-year-old, who won the second major of his career when the Open was staged at Birkdale in 1998, teed off at 6:35am alongside fellow American Ryan Moore and England's Chris Wood. Lire la suite »

Germain encore buteur, Evra blessé... l'OM freiné par les Rangers — Amical


Thomas Hubocan l'a remplacé, à cinq jours du match aller en Ligue Europa contre Ostende, pour le compte du 3e tour de qualification. Il y a donc du négatif, dans un premier temps. "Puis après, on est égalisé contre le cours du jeu", a lâché le milieu de terrain, passeur décisif sur le but de Germain, au micro de Canal +. Mais cette fois, l'OM ne s'est pas imposé, la faute à Niko Kranjcar auteur d'un superbe coup-franc dans la lucarne de Mandanda (1-1 / 75e). Lire la suite »

But can Rory McIlroy suddenly turn it on at The Open?


Meanwhile, 2015 champion Zach Johnson's 66, which lifted him to one-over, was in line to be the round of the day. Many players struggled in the conditions, however, and American Mark O'Meara endured a day to forget on his return to the course where he won the 1998 Open. Lire la suite »

Golfer with ties to Nova Scotia continues hot streak at British Open


He now sits in a tie for fifth, two strokes back of leaders Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar. Connelly has finished in the Top 10 twice in 2017. After hitting an excellent drive down the middle of the fairway at the par four, Connelly stepped up for his second shot with a nine iron which he struck perfectly. Lire la suite »

BCCI Appoints Hemang Amin as Indian Premier League COO


Earlier, Amin was the general manager - finance, commercial and events at BCCI. Amin has been associated with the BCCI for the last seven years and has, more relevantly, played an active role in the "management and operations" of the IPL. "His leadership over the past 7 years has shaped IPL's strategy, laying a strong foundation for future course, improvements and success". Rajeev Shukla, the IPL chairman, was also effusive in his praise. Lire la suite »

Tour de France 2017: Points leader Marcel Kittel abandons Tour after crash


The German, who will reportedly switch to Katusha-Alpecin after the Tour, had built a commanding lead in the green jersey competition, but Matthews has won two stages in the past week and claimed several intermediate sprints, including today's sprint shortly after the Croix de Fer summit, and was lying just nine points behind Kittel when the German abandoned. Lire la suite »

Formula One 'halo' is a mistake, says Lauda


Although there appears to be a social media banning order on discussing the Halo for both teams and drivers, three-time champion Niki Lauda has been vocal in his dismay at the decision. Lauda, who almost lost his life in the 1976 German Grand Prix, is also concerned about how the decision will affect Liberty Media's quest to bring new fans into the sport. Lire la suite »

Chelsea officialise l'arrivée de Morata


Evidemment, les dirigeants du club n'ont pas tardé à nouer un accord avec le joueur et l'attaquant espagnol a été officialisé, ce vendredi. C'est incroyable de faire partie de ce gros club. Par ailleurs, Morata retrouverait Antonio Conté qu'il a côtoyé à la Juventus. Le montant du transfert avec bonus pourrait se situer aux alentours des 85 millions d'euros. Lire la suite »