by | July 23, 2017 | 06:59

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 . When he's picking up tees before his drive lands and winking at caddie J.P. Fitzgerald after held-off approach shots, you know something special is unfolding.

by | July 23, 2017 | 06:58

And when his putter is working - it really hasn't been this year - he is regarded as a favorite at just about any tournament. The reality is that McIlroy has a lot more work to do if he is to get back into the business end of matters. 6. The Northern Irishman's last appearance in the event was back in 2014 and the following week he led from start to finish to win the Open at Hoylake - around 30 miles away from Birkdale - before recording victories in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and ...

by | July 23, 2017 | 06:26

Spieth said his goal this morning was four under. But he missed an 8-footer on No. 16 and could not birdie the reachable 17th hole. With the weather turning poor, Spieth was in trouble at the par-4 10th and was off the green in 3 shots. And made some huge ones for birdies, some long ones and midrange ones. Teeing off just before Spieth, the Northern Irishman holed three birdies from his first give holes, including an exquisite 20 yard chip on the second to jump to four-under par.

by | July 23, 2017 | 06:10

And then I just completely - I took the wrong club on 10 off the tee, " he said. "Couldn't ask for more". By then, it was clear for everyone to see that he had shaken off his recent struggles, having missed three cuts in four events, and he would certainly have liked the Scottish Open punter who labelled him "f****** s****" to have been there to see him play Birkdale's beast of a sixth hole.

by | July 23, 2017 | 06:01

Koepka has played almost as well as Spieth to this point in the tournament from tee to green. One of the biggest roars of the day at Royal Birkdale came from the giant grandstands at No. "I had a five-shot lead at the Masters (last year) and didn't win". However, Spieth's uncanny knack of draining key putts came to the fore once more and Kuchar then failed with his own birdie try in a dramatic conclusion to the day.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:56

He is a very honest, straight boy. 'But I was getting the feedback from Mr Woodward, I was analysing myself from a distance because I never got involved, but I repeat the same: the market is very hard and if the club has no chance to give me the four players then so be it.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:56

China won their first ever gold medal in synchronized swimming at the World Championships as they took away the team free combination title. Just to enjoy having the balance of the life and diving. "And then when Tom got exactly the same points as me, I thought, 'Well, it's a bit disappointing, but we all did our best.' What I have to do now is improve myself even more and maybe get first place next time".

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:34

He became just the fourth pitcher to reach the 200-strikeout mark in 20 or fewer starts, joining Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson (three times) and Pedro Martinez . Trout, though, won't say he has Sale figured out. Ramirez had his first career 30-homer, 100-RBI season a year ago as the full-time first baseman and there was some thought that having him back in the infield was keeping him more engaged.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:29

Spieth won the U.S. Masters and the U.S. Open in 2015. He even briefly managed to tie Spieth for the lead when he birdied the 15th, but Spieth followed him in. Just like that, he was three shots behind. 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.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:27

Will it be a tough, hang-on type of day like Friday? Kuchar then missed his birdie putt. Spieth shot a third round 65 to enter the final round 11 under par . Now the 20-year old Canadian finds himself in the penultimate group on the final day of a major championship after a third-round 66. On Sunday, Kuchar won't be worrying about separating from the pack.

by | July 23, 2017 | 05:23

Quite an intervention from the bagman who has frequently been a target of criticism through the years by a variety of commentators, but it was an effective one. And that was big. "There was a lot of quality out there and I was happy to see that". "He said: 'You're Rory McIlroy, what are you doing?"' However, the Northern Irishman was in stunning form on the back nine, making birdies at the 11th, 15th, 17th and 18th to leave him just one-over going into Friday's play.

by | July 23, 2017 | 04:24

His playing partner Ian Poulter was four-under overall after 10 holes of his round. Watch highlights of Branden Grace's historic round as he became the first man to shoot 62 at a Major. "The fall definitely sucked, that's for sure", he added. As a result, Johnson feels he would need to improve on Grace's 62 to have a realistic chance on Sunday.

by | July 23, 2017 | 03:55

But tradition dictates that the overall leader is not attacked on the final stage - meaning Froome will be able to toast his victory with a glass of champagne en route to the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday. Here we take a look at those riders, who will now be firmly in Froome's sights. Michal Kwiatkowski of Team Sky was second, one second behind his fellow Pole.

by | July 23, 2017 | 03:09

Most of the players are already in the clubhouse or on their way home, and a lot of those are very happy about it. Casey, who turns 40 today, said: 'I feel really energised. The 39-year-old, who has yet to win a major, found a bunker off the tee on the 18th, had to lay up and then left his third shot short but was able to make a five on the par-four final hole.

by | July 23, 2017 | 03:09

Walking down the 18th at an Open Championship is such a great experience. Kuchar believes good golf is more about crushing shots than crunching numbers, so he was unmoved Thursday when he was told that five of the past six British Open winners were 39 or older.

by | July 23, 2017 | 02:59

Moments later it was Willian this time who was clear through on goal , after an Ainsley Maitland-Niles mistake, though the Brazilian dragged his shot wide. While it's never wise to read into pre-season games as a good indication of the season ahead, Chelsea were extremely comfortable winners. "I hope in the future to come again to experience this".

by | July 23, 2017 | 02:54

A report on Thursday afternoon from ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski indicates that National Basketball Association free agent Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in talks for a one-year deal. He shot his best percentage since 2009-10 - 47.1 percent shooting - in 64 games. Only spending one year with the Knicks last season, Rose was pretty very bad.

by | July 23, 2017 | 01:55

He averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists last season with the Knicks . He missed the entire 2012-13 season and played less than a month of the 2013-14 campaign before a season-ending right knee injury. The former MVP has also been in discussions with the Bucks, Clippers and Mavericks this offseason. He played 64 games, starting all of them. Luckily, Lonzo is the best passer on the court so he doesn't need a mentor for that, other than Magic Johnson of course.

by | July 23, 2017 | 01:55

The deal is said to be worth $2.1 million over 1-year; however, if he performs well in his role, Rose could be looking at a new home. Running Rose out with the second unit as a playmaker could benefit the Cavs' "Big Three" down the road, allowing them to get precious rest (particularly James, who led the league in minutes at 32 years old).

by | July 23, 2017 | 01:33

He needed just 21 putts on his round despite finding only nine of the 18 greens in regulation. "It's been about capitalizing, which is frustrating, considering I'm used to seeing the ball go in". "And I'll be feeling it this weekend a bit", he said. "I$3 was really happy with my performance last week at the Scottish Open", he said, having finished T-4 there.

by | July 23, 2017 | 01:31

A victory on Sunday would make Spieth only the second player after Jack Nicklaus to have won three of the game's four majors before the age of 24. Kuchar shot a 66, and that includes a double-bogey on 16, when he drove into a fairway bunker, had to punch out and had a three-putt after his approach.

by | July 23, 2017 | 00:47

She's young and will learn from the mistakes she made in this tournament. For Harmanpreet and her sister, their father-the 52-year-old Harmandar Singh-has been a role model. While the occasion can sometimes get the better of the players, Harmanpreet isn't feeling any pressure. We're really looking forward to that. It's a dream match for us.

by | July 23, 2017 | 00:42

Bardet has impressed with his inventiveness and guile but he simply hasn't had the strength to make a significant dent in Froome's armor. "I'll do my best to win the stage and to keep the yellow jersey in Marseille". "I'm only 26 and I have a lot I can still improve on, especially the time trials ". Bardet had a mediocre time trial and the AG2R-La Mondiale rider, runner-up previous year, salvaged a podium finish by one second to finish third, 2:20 off the pace, with Froome's Spanish team ...

by | July 23, 2017 | 00:32

Upto three U-21 players were also permitted to be retained to fill up the development player quota. How many players can each team pick? Ahead of the India's biggest football tournament, here's Jamshedpur FC team squads , players, schedule, jersey for ISL 2017.

by | July 23, 2017 | 00:04

The lawmakers question if Ivanka Trump disclosed all her foreign contacts, as well as her brother and husband's recently revealed meetings with Russian officials. "It is not unprecedented, just rare", McFaul, who was ambassador from 2012 to 2014, said of Trump's one-on-one with Putin. What those issues were is anyone's guess, but the analysts said the length and tenor of the Trump-Putin talk sent a message that other nations and Americans at home are left to interpret.

by | July 22, 2017 | 23:29

According to inside sources, Irving had a meeting with the Dan Gilbert , the owner of the Cavaliers during which he pointed out his current situation and unwillingness to play alongside LeBron James . Cavs GM David Griffin parted way with the team last month, which was itself a little surprising from the outside looking in. Another report said the Suns could be part of a three-team trade involving Irving - but in this scenario, Irving would head to NY instead of Phoenix.

by | July 22, 2017 | 23:17

Rose could guide Ball and teach him the skills he knows. Rose averaged 18 points on 47.1 percent shooting to go along with 4.4 assists last season for the New York Knicks . However, many reports stated that the Chicago Bulls were also in play. The oft-injured guard hasn't played more than 66 games since his MVP-winning season in 2010-11.

by | July 22, 2017 | 22:56

Jordan Spieth climbed to the summit of The Open leaderboard on Friday, but ahead of his second-round 69 the couch held more appeal to the American than the Royal Birkdale course . When I missed my drives I missed them in locations where I could still hit the greens. "I feel like I'm right back in this golf tournament". And sometimes I get down on myself.

by | July 22, 2017 | 22:55

As you may remember, he righted the ship with four back-nine birdies to shoot 71, and he didn't cool off this morning. Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland on the 18th hole during Day 2 of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club in Portstewart, Co Derry.

by | July 22, 2017 | 22:54

He also hit it into bunkers on both of the opening par-3s. Spieth, the American world No. 3 and twice Major champion, putted smoothly to pick up five birdies and did not drop a shot after fierce crosswinds buffeted the early starters. By the time he arrived for his second round on a blustery day at Royal Birkdale, he had a good idea what this British Open is all about, and somewhat of an idea what he is all about.

by | July 22, 2017 | 22:32

Follow along for live coverage on Golf Channel and NBC as the best in the world compete for the coveted Claret Jug. I saw some really good putts going in. Wet, cool and breezy conditions, and enthusiastic crowds, greeted the first group of players to go out at 6:35am. Just as important, there are only five players between the former No.

by | July 22, 2017 | 22:26

Perry said Monday he would like to add a point guard. Rose's career has been largely plagued by injury, mostly to his knees. After then-president Phil Jackson acquired him via trade from Chicago , Rose made $21,323,250 in his one season with the Knicks , which ended with him missing the final eight games because of a torn left meniscus.

by | July 22, 2017 | 22:08

He was one of three players to get round without a bogey and he was joined by Koepka, who was fresh after his US Open win last month. "I give myself a B grade today". After a handsome day that made for ideal scoring conditions, some weather is moving into the British Open . "I didn't hit a great drive", he said.

by | July 22, 2017 | 21:58

In a private meeting with Cavaliers brass, Irving revealed four destinations as his favorites to be traded to: San Antonio , New York, Miami and Minnesota. Though his defense is lackluster and his injury history is a bit shaky, Irving is still only 25 years old, he has NBA Finals experience and he's gotten better nearly every season.

by | July 22, 2017 | 21:39

That put him within three shots of the lead held by Matt Kuchar , a seemingly unthinkable prospect at the same point yesterday. Spieth was at 6-under 134. O'Meara's first shot was lost in the gorse, he made a quadruple-bogey 8 and was on his way to an 81. Grace's record round moved him near the top of the leaderboard, just two shots behind Jordan Spieth .