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by | July 23, 2017 | 07:28

McIlroy also shot 71 and was relieved. Jordan Spieth shelters from the rain under an umbrella during the second round of the British Open on Friday. "I'll still go have a burger and a beer, but I think as a whole, when I'm home, I'm just trying to learn a little bit more about what's best for me to be at my best", Spieth said.

by | July 23, 2017 | 07:25

More than half the field broke 70 on a course that was there for the taking . Both players are four under after 54 holes. "I would have gladly stayed on the couch", he said. It was the second round this week that Spieth kept bogeys off his card, and this time he really didn't come close to one. But because of the way I started, I actually feel really positive.

by | July 23, 2017 | 07:01

At six under par , Spieth led by two from Ryder Cup team-mate Matt Kuchar , with England's Ian Poulter, who was second at Birkdale when it last staged the Open in 2008, on three under alongside US Open champion Brooks Koepka . A Rory on-song is a sight to behold, and the huge galleries who tramped the fairways and climbed the sandhills of this wonderful golf course rose to hail him time and again as he plotted his way to a fighting 68 in very hard conditions.

by | July 23, 2017 | 06:58

England's Paul Casey and South Africa's former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel both sat at four-under overnight after shooting rounds of 66 on Thursday. Branden Grace has made major championship history. I had no idea that 62 was obviously the lowest ever. But bogeys on the 13th and 15th holes undid some of his progress up the leaderboard, although a birdie on the 17th allowed him to end the day on a high note.

by | July 23, 2017 | 06:25

But there was more magic to come. He converted the eagle putt to move to seven under and with three holes to play appeared likely to sprint away from the peloton. "I would have loved that, because I knew it was going to get windy". Spieth and Koepka are among the late starters with heavy rain forecast. "And I was like, 'What are you talking about?' So obviously now it makes the day even sweeter".

by | July 23, 2017 | 06:10

The third round at Royal Birkdale has improved with the weather for Jason Day. That saw him finish the day on one under par, just four strokes off the lead at the time, and nearly certain to remain close to the front considering the challenge awaiting the afternoon starters.

by | July 23, 2017 | 06:06

Kuchar, for all his consistency, trails by three and has never won a major. But while Spieth held his nerve to register to one last birdie from further out on the last shot of the day, Kuchar lost his. But Spieth stood firm, extending his halfway lead to three strokes with a nerveless, bogey-free five-under 65 to continue his march towards a rare career slam.

by | July 23, 2017 | 06:00

He knows me pretty well. This will be Spieth's third time taking the lead into the final round of a major. Kuchar shot 66 to get to 8 under, missing a chance to cut into the lead when his 7-footer for birdie on the last slid by. Thus a par on the last hole and 37 strokes over the final nine holes left him feeling less than excited. "We'll see what tomorrow brings and just try to shoot a better score than I did today", he said.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:57

Mourinho still hopes to add a further two players to his squad before the end of the summer transfer window, despite describing the market as "very hard". 'They have no chance for the beginning of the Premier League , ' said Mourinho. The three have been recuperating with United's squad in California, yet Shaw is ruled out until September, Young until October and Rojo until December.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:37

Sale (12-4) struck out nine, reaching the 200-strikeout milestone for the season. "I'm not here to talk about that kind of crap, man, " he said. "I literally looked at [third baseman] Brock [Holt] and I was like, what's wrong with that guy?" "But we've still got a lot of work to do, so I don't want to get caught up with stuff like that".

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:29

Conditions were ripe for scoring Saturday, highlighted by Branden Grace shooting the first 62 in major championship history. The trio all shot five-under-par rounds of 65 at Royal Birkdale on Thursday and hold a collective one-stroke lead over Paul Casey and South African former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:27

The good news could be that the exception is last year's Masters , where he blew that five-shot lead with just nine holes to play. South Africa's Branden Grace carded the first 62 in men's major championship history as Jordan Spieth took a step closer to his own place in the record books.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:25

He bogeyed the opening hole - hardly a sin, considering how hard it played Thursday - then bogeyed three of the next four. In its simplest form, Fitzgerald had it right - you're Rory McIlroy , act like it. "Even though there's a lot of golf left, in other circumstances it might have been a disappointing day". Just not probably just not as much belief in myself as I should have had.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:06

The 2009 world champion Daley led the final since the first round, but met strong challenge from China's Olympic champion Chen Aisen. Daley had an advantage of 5.7 points over the Chinese diver going into the last of six rounds. Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac from Canada finished third in 297.72 points. Daley this time delivered, after Olympic champion Chen Aisen had piled on the pressure, to add to the world title he first won in 2009, aged 15.

by | July 23, 2017 | 04:23

Obviously it's my first time here. Johnson had struggled a little as he carded a 71 and 72 in the opening two rounds at Royal Birkdale, but he clicked into gear immediately on Saturday as he birdied the first after hitting his second shot to within a few inches of the hole.

by | July 23, 2017 | 04:12

Dalal's effort was also her season best throw and placed her in fourth spot at the end of the event. Turner, 21, will now go for a third gold in the 800 metres - an event he won at the Rio Paralympics in world record time past year - on Monday morning Australian time.

by | July 23, 2017 | 03:54

The peloton cross the finish more than 12 minutes late, and Froome has kept his lead intact on Bardet , 23 seconds, and on Uran , 29 seconds. Boasson Hagen , a class act who won two stages for Team Sky in 2011, but who this year endured two runners-up finishes and two third places, then outclassed Arndt to take the victory by a comfortable 5 seconds.

by | July 23, 2017 | 03:48

Spieth , who has been known to hit some tee shots sideways, then rolled in the putt for a birdie that got him under par for the first time in the championship. "It's just one of those things where if it starts to go bad in these conditions, it's just going to go bad", said Mickelson, who bypassed last week's Scottish Open , which he usually plays to prepare for this event, to squeeze in one last vacation, in NY, with his family before his daughter Amanda starts college.

by | July 23, 2017 | 03:06

Kuchar's second straight birdie on the third hole moved him to 6 under for the tournament, tied with Jordan Spieth . And with a three-shot lead heading into Sunday at the 146th British Open , the 23-year-old Texan is on the brink of winning a third major championship .

by | July 23, 2017 | 03:05

Batshuayi would grab his second and Chelsea's third just after the hour mark. Who will come out on top in Beijing? The Spain global, who looked groggy and was bleeding, was treated on the pitch for a few minutes before leaving the field, youngster Jeremie Boga taking his place.

by | July 23, 2017 | 02:52

However, the knock on Rose continues to be that he's injury-prone, although if his time is limited, that may not be as much of a concern in Cleveland. He averaged 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in 32 minutes. It was a unusual year for Rose . Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook won this year's MVP award last month.

by | July 23, 2017 | 02:29

McIlroy's round took shape early on, that birdie putt on the first followed by a 10-footer on the third and, after powering a huge drive over the fairway bunkers down the sixth, a faded iron to three feet for his third in six holes. "I didn't get angry out there at all". "On the scorecard it was a very boring round of golf but it certainly wasn't in terms of how I had to piece my way around the course".

by | July 23, 2017 | 01:59

He missed the entire 2012-13 season and played less than a month into the 2013-14 campaign before a season-ending right knee injury. Viewed through the polarizing Rose prism, the comment came off as someone appreciative of the opportunity to still be getting paid to play the game he loves after then three - now four - knee surgeries.

by | July 23, 2017 | 01:55

Getting Rose on a one-year deal on a minimum salary is a steal. The Cleveland Cavaliers remain to be contenders even without adding a player in the current core. All three teams could pay Rose more money than the Cavs, though it is unclear what each team has offered him. Since then, Rose's impact has been limited - he averaged 18 points per game for NY last season, but he was a relatively inefficient shooter and remains unable to hit from 3-point range.

by | July 23, 2017 | 01:28

That earned Grace the early clubhouse lead on four under, with world No 1 Dustin Johnson a shot further back after coming close to matching his feat, but he could not find the birdies he needed down the stretch and ended up slightly frustrated with "only" a 64.