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Sports Tom Daley & Grace Reid win 3m springboard silver
Author: 0 Tom Daley & Grace Reid win 3m springboard silver

Chen admitted that he thought he would win gold with his final-round tally of 106.20 before Daley equalled the mark and held two arms aloft. China won their first ever gold medal in synchronized swimming at the World Championships as they took away the team free combination title.

Sports Spieth Shoots 65 To Take The Early Lead In Open
Author: 0 Spieth Shoots 65 To Take The Early Lead In Open

Hometown hero Tommy Fleetwood also just squeezed through to the weekend's play, having flirted with the cut line for much of the day. With a short game as sharp as it has been all year, he seized control with 1-under 69 that gave him a two-shot lead at 6-under 134 over Matt Kuchar (71) going into the weekend.

Author: 0 Spieth, Kuchar motor away from British Open pack

Rain or shine, American Jordan Spieth has been utterly unruffled throughout his first three rounds at the British Open , and with a three-shot lead over compatriot Matt Kuchar , he knows more of the same on Sunday will bring him a third major title.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson unfazed by tests at The Open

He's at home with mom and he's doing well. On Saturday, Dustin Johnson's worst swing of the week ended up with the luckiest break of the championship so far. He was Philip Reid , a golf writer for the Irish Times . "I'm getting a good vibe about things here". "That's about-I'm just going to go out tomorrow and play as good as I can and try to post another good score".

Sports Karamjyoti Dalal bags Bronze at World Para Athletics Championships
Author: 0 Karamjyoti Dalal bags Bronze at World Para Athletics Championships

Dalal's effort was also her season best throw and placed her in fourth spot at the end of the event. She threw 4.32 metres in her second of six attempts and was unable to better it. She is now world number 8 and with this bronze medal in her kitty, it should help her climb the rankings. It is the 8th edition of the event, which was formerly known as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championship prior to 2017, and features 213 medal events.

Sports 20th stage of the Tour de France: Froome close to the victory
Author: 0 20th stage of the Tour de France: Froome close to the victory

Chris Froome will tackle the home straight on Friday in his bid for a fourth Tour de France title. Merckx's five triumphs in France contribute to a total of 11 Grand Tour victories - the most achieved by any rider, while he tops the list for stage victories in the Tour de France , with 34.

Author: 0 Tour de France: Chris Froome closes in on fourth title

Froome conquered it anyway, drawing on his experience and the vast strength of his team to keep rivals at bay. Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford heaped praise on the 32-year-old. A similar scenario happened two years ago when Froome fought back after he had been attacked by Vincenzo Nibali moments after suffering a mechanical in the stage to La Toussuire - the same edition of the Tour when Froome was allegedly on the receiving end of a cup of urine.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth's Caddie Has Hilarious Struggles With Umbrella At British Open

And I went with those today and it worked. "I'm kind of prepared for the worst, having experienced it before", said Spieth on Thursday of the weather forecast. I imagine he's going to have plenty of birdie chances. "I think it has to do with I'm very confident with how I'm hitting it". "I was four-over through three holes a year ago in Boston (at the Deutsche Bank Championship) and won that tournament so I've done it before".

Sports Matt Kuchar's Blustery 2nd Round at the British Open
Author: 0 Matt Kuchar's Blustery 2nd Round at the British Open

It is the one aspect of his game that he points to as holding him back even though he's won twice on the PGA Tour this season. The latest odds for The Open What happened a year ago? It clearly worked as McIlroy sunk the putt and continued his fine start to the round.

Sports Arsenal Playing Chelsea Is Never Just Another Game, Wenger Says
Author: 0 Arsenal Playing Chelsea Is Never Just Another Game, Wenger Says

It might be a friendly but both sides were not holding back. 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. Marcos Alonso cut the ball back to his team-mate, who fired a thunderbolt into the back of the net from the edge of the 18-yard box. Arsenal finish their pre-season tour with a record of two victories and one loss.

Author: 0 Cavaliers offering Derrick Rose minimum contract

The former National Basketball Association point guard also was scheduled to meet with the Lakers Thursday, ESPN reported. Earlier on Thursday, Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rose were "in serious talks" on a one-year deal.

Sports Red Sox at Angels
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I don't think there's anything better you can ask for. "I like attacking hitters". While Boston has won just five of its last 13 contests, Los Angeles had dropped seven of nine before winning two of its last three. "It seems like once he makes a great catch, it's like, OK, that's the best catch", he said. "It's fun to watch". He has a nine-game hitting streak and has hits in 11 of 12.

Sports Lakers Interested In Derrick Rose
Author: 0 Lakers Interested In Derrick Rose

The offer to Rose from Cleveland is a minimum contract for $2.1 million, according to ESPN . There is, reportedly, mutual interest between the Cavaliers and Rose . While Rose showed signs of his former self last season, his style of play doesn't improve Cleveland's chances to win a title - in fact, it hurts the Cavs in that specific matchup.

Author: 0 Spieth and Koepka make massive early statements

Spieth, the world number three, avoided the grim early-morning conditions on the Southport links as he went out with reigning champion Henrik Stenson and promptly fired a flawless round featuring five birdies and not a single dropped shot. You can guess how good it would feel after the year I've had. No one made a charge up the leaderboard as most of the players were focused on just surviving the round.

Sports Rory McIlroy finds his rhythm at The Open, and it's electric
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy finds his rhythm at The Open, and it's electric

The two-time major victor, who is seeking his first Claret Jug, was watching the early starters on television very much aware of the grim forecast that was set to bring torrential rain to join the high winds. Jhonattan Vegas is tied in 121st after shooting 75 in the first round. Koepka considers himself the consummate gamer, though. He's played erratically all year, struggling with his driver and his putter and missing cuts in three of the last four tournaments.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth eyes first Open title, 3 shots clear of Matt Kuchar

Spieth is at 9 under for the tournament, while Kuchar is 7 under. Kuchar is second at 4-1. "To be in after two days and be under-par for this championship after the way I started, I'm ecstatic with that", said McIlroy. In April, he had Sunday problems on that hole again when he was in contention. He wound up with a double-bogey 6. "I am going to try not to let this spoil the week in any way", said the defending champion in a statement earlier Friday.

Author: 0 Unfazed Spieth takes two shot British Open lead

You've got to use a lot of different shots. "I've seen really dry and favourable conditions, like Muirfield [in 2013]", said Spieth. "Guys are winning younger, playing more fearless, even in major championships , and I just think that it's so hard now, not that - I think it was probably equally as hard then, I can't speak to it, but I wouldn't get your hopes up for a domination like that whatsoever".

Author: 0 Harmanpreet Kaur fit for final after injury scare, assures Mithali Raj

Harmanpreet's unbeaten 171 bailed out the team that was tottering at 35/2 after losing both the openers, Smriti Mandhana at 6 and Punam Raut at 4, inside the first 10 overs. "I think England will win the final, but I've been wrong to write off India before in this competition". "The confidence in the camp is high and the mood is starting to build up".

Sports Froome retains lead as Barguil triumphs in final Alps stage
Author: 0 Froome retains lead as Barguil triumphs in final Alps stage

And one of those is a time trial race against the clock, a discipline he excels in - having provided him with bronze medals at the Olympics of 2012 and 2016. Froome was able to benefit from watching his team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski tackle the course, which began and ended in the Stade Vélodrome, home of the Olympique de Marseille football team.

Sports ISL 2017: HIDDEN GEMS at ISL Player Draft
Author: 0 ISL 2017: HIDDEN GEMS at ISL Player Draft

Other players in the top price bracket include goalkeeper Subrata Paul (Rs 87 lakhs), Pritam Kotal (Rs 75 lakhs), Robin Singh (Rs 65 lakhs) and Arindam Bhattacharya (Rs 64 lakhs). "It is not the ideal situation for a player because he should have the right to choose the team he wants to go". Chhetri was the joint second-highest goalscorer in the 2015 season of the ISL where he found the net seven times for Mumbai City FC.

Sports The Private Putin Meeting and Trump's Legitimacy
Author: 0 The Private Putin Meeting and Trump's Legitimacy

President Trump's oldest son agreed to meet with Veselnitskaya because she promised she had dirt on Hillary Clinton that would be advantageous for his father's presidential campaign. "A US translator would have been able to perceive the nuances", he said. He said "the chancellor, in any case, was not surprised or confused by anything".

Author: 0 Finau's 73 makes the cut at storm-battered British Open

Spieth was maybe fortunate that the wind abated a little just at the key point of his round. After initially considering a 3-iron, Spieth reasoned his way into hitting a low, cut 3-wood that trundled the last 100 yards and wound up 20 feet from the flag, leading to an eagle and a two-shot lead through 36 holes.

Sports Knicks One Of Kyrie Irving's Preferred Trade Destinations
Author: 0 Knicks One Of Kyrie Irving's Preferred Trade Destinations

Kyrie Irving requests a trade from Cavs, sources told ESPN . Kyrie Irving wants a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers so he can stop playing with LeBron James and be the focal point of an offense elsewhere. They include two of the squads listed above, along with five other teams that could be intriguing landing spots/trade partners. However, then you question who the Cavs would be able to pick up in exchange for Irving - if Cleveland can't put this fire out.

Sports Bulls have no interest in Derrick Rose
Author: 0 Bulls have no interest in Derrick Rose

For Rose, that pact would be for five years and almost $150 million. It's not worth it, however, and the temptation should be avoided. Rose at one point left the team a year ago, without informing management, to tend to a family issue. Changing his game to a more traditional point guard role will be one of the biggest challenges Rose has faced. The Chicago Bulls will always be the team that birthed his career and, luckily for Rose, are also going through a rough patch.

Author: 0 Spieth out in front in British Open

The Englishman finished with three consecutive birdies at the end of his first round at Birkdale, signing for a 67 just two shots behind the leading American trio of Matt Kuchar , Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka . I've got to just trust it and understand, keep working hard. "Certainly this course helps". This week he dropped outside the top 1,000 players in the world for the first time in his professional career, sinking to 1,005 in the rankings.

Author: 0 Open Championship wrap after second round

However, the four-time major victor rallied to shoot 71 in round one and then stormed out of the blocks on Friday with birdies at the first, third and sixth. Ball control was good. Winning the battle with the elements, Rory McIlroy twirled a 2-under-par 31-37=68 during round two of The 146th Open, roaring up the leaderboard with a two-day tally of 1-under 139.

Sports Jordan Spieth seeking improvement despite two-shot lead
Author: 0 Jordan Spieth seeking improvement despite two-shot lead

But only nine golfers are in the red, including Ian Poulter who is back to his best form after almost losing his ticket. Rory McIroy has won three of the four major championships - everything but the Masters - including the British at Royal Liverpool three years ago.

Sports Latest on Derrick Rose and Possible Carmelo Anthony Trade
Author: 0 Latest on Derrick Rose and Possible Carmelo Anthony Trade

As for Rose , joining the Cavaliers would be the flawless opportunity to change the narrative on his plummeting basketball career and compete for a championship at the same time. He could be the team's second-unit point guard and still has the talent to make that second unit formidable. "Playing on a contender is important to Rose".

Sports Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka lead after Day 1
Author: 0 Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka lead after Day 1

McIlroy will be among the early starters on Friday's second round, and with heavy rain forecast for later in the day, this could be advantageous. Spieth said that varying conditions provide the fortunate players with more than just a numerical advantage, citing a certain intimidation factor.

Author: 0 The Open: Rory McIlroy's first-round fightback inspired by caddie

The left-to-right breaking putt skirted around the cup but stayed up for a tap-in. A day earlier, the 28-year-old Ulsterman played his first six holes in 28 strokes (five over) and looked like he was headed for a fourth missed cut in his last five starts and second straight missed cut at a major.

Sports Kyrie Irving Requests Trade Away From Cavaliers
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving Requests Trade Away From Cavaliers

Irving reportedly wants to go to a team where he can be more of a focal point of the offense and doesn't want to play with LeBron James anymore. Irving has three years and $60 million remaining on his contract, but has the ability to opt out prior to the 2019-2020. Though they lost the 2017 Finals to the Warriors , once again , both James and Irving put on explosive scoring performances to keep the Cavaliers in the series.

Author: 0 Boasson Hagen victorious in the 19th stage

Only the largely ceremonial stage into Paris along the Champs-Élysées on Sunday stands between Froome and his fourth triumph in five years. Only 22 km realistically stands between Chris Froome and a third consecutive Tour de France triumph but the British rider says he can not rest easy.

Sports A nine across the board - Spieth content with strong Open start
Author: 0 A nine across the board - Spieth content with strong Open start

And before Spieth, it was Rory McIlroy who owned the sport and the top ranking. Koepka had an eagle, four birdies and a single bogey for a 65 on Thursday during the opening round of The Open at Royal Birkdale . You just don't know where your breaks fall and where they don't. The big key was needing only 21 putts. With Jordan Spieth leading the charge at -5, it appeared that McIlroy's hopes were already dashed.

Sports British Open: Roaring Rory McIlroy on the move at Birkdale
Author: 0 British Open: Roaring Rory McIlroy on the move at Birkdale

With winds of nearly 50 kilometres an hour gusting through the course, Kuchar earlier mixed four bogeys with three birdies and hoped to kick back in his hotel and watch the afternoon carnage unfold. "And I've been able to achieve that goal that I set myself". Justin Thomas, sporting a classic collar-and-tie, produced golf to complement his stylish outfit and an eagle at the 17th lifted him alongside Poulter, and they were later joined by English journeyman Richard Bland, rising Canadian star ...

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy Delivers Strong 2nd-Round Performance at 2017 British Open

I've had little periods like this before in my career, and I've been able to bounce back from them. Former champions Ernie Els and Zach Johnson are both at one-over after sharply contrasting rounds - South African Els dropped back with a 73, while Johnson recovered from a poor opening round to shoot 66.

Sports Detroit Red Wings, Tomas Tatar agree on 4-year
Author: 0 Detroit Red Wings, Tomas Tatar agree on 4-year

Ironically, the Red Wings turned in a salary figure of $4.1 million for arbitration - while Tatar's camp turned in $5.3 million (what the average salary cap hit turned out to be). He has three goals and four assists in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He owns an 8-13-4 career mark with two shutouts, a 2.97 GAA and.895 save percentage in 31 career National Hockey League appearances since being selected by Nashville in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.

Sports Newcastle sign Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo
Author: 0 Newcastle sign Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo

The Spaniard becomes Toon's fourth summer signing and their second of the week after landing Jacob Murphy for £12m from Norwich . "I'm very happy with the challenge ahead". "I'm very happy to be here", said Manquillo, who made 20 Premier League appearances last season during a loan spell at Newcastle's rivals Sunderland.

Author: 0 Poulter draws on Birkdale experience

And getting into this Major was not straightforward for Poulter . The Englishman came through qualifying to secure a place in the championship at the venue where he finished runner-up to Padraig Harrington in 2008. "I'm proud of the way I've been able to refocus, get things back on the straight and narrow". "When I play like that, I don't care who plays like that, they're disappointed", O'Meara said.

Sports Irving asks Cavs for trade
Author: 0 Irving asks Cavs for trade

He and LeBron are great friends and it's been rumored that they've wanted to play together for years. "He wants to be the focal point, a franchise guy". Kyrie Irving listed four teams that he would prefer a trade to: San Antonio Spurs , Minnesota Timberwolves , Miami Heat and New York Knicks , with San Antonio being his team of choice.

Sports Knicks would trade one of their stars for Kyrie Irving
Author: 0 Knicks would trade one of their stars for Kyrie Irving

After all of that talk of acquiring a superstar soon, a Kyrie Irving trade could make that possible. The trade that's most justified between all parties involved would be a three-team trade that has already been thrown around today between the Suns, Knicks , and Cavs.

Sports Elon Musk's Hyperloop gains
Author: 0 Elon Musk's Hyperloop gains "verbal government approval" to build first tunnel

The paper conceived of a Hyperloop system that would propel passengers along the 350-mile (560 km) route at an average speed of around 600 miles per hour (970 km/h), with a top speed of 760 miles per hour (1,200 km/h), allowing for a travel time of 35 minutes, which is considerably faster than current rail or air travel times.

Sports Grace sets golf major championship record
Author: 0 Grace sets golf major championship record

The 29-year-old made the ideal start with a birdie on the first in benign conditions which were in stark contrast to the wind and torrential rain which forced a brief suspension of play on Friday afternoon. After a masterful first 16 holes with seven birdies and no bogeys, Grace stepped up to the 17th - one of only two par-5s at Royal Birkdale - needing to shoot 1-under in the final two holes to finish with a 62.

Sports Matt Kuchar takes Open lead with two early birdies
Author: 0 Matt Kuchar takes Open lead with two early birdies

But I look back on it more fondly now". Since then, he has finished tied for second at The Players Championship, qualified for the Open at his home course at Woburn, and came to Birkdale off a good display at the Scottish Open, where he was tied for the lead after three rounds.

Sports Pau Gasol returns to San Antonio Spurs
Author: 0 Pau Gasol returns to San Antonio Spurs

Reports said that Gasol chose to turn down the $16.2 million in order to negotiate a longer term deal with San Antonio. That became the case after the Spurs' free-agent period slowed down. The 36-year-old helped the Spurs reach the Western Conference Finals last season, but were swept by the champion Golden State Warriors. He also developed as a three-point shooter, shooting 53.8% from deep.

Sports Chris Froome still has the edge in Tour de France
Author: 0 Chris Froome still has the edge in Tour de France

We talked about it this morning that there were a couple of roundabouts. I heard one of the French commentators saying, "the bunch took it easy today" but we didn't take it easy at all. Froome said: 'I'm always honoured to wear the yellow jersey and at the end of the day it's about the legs'. "This is great, when I've been so close so many times ", Hagen said, recalling his several "almost victories" over the past few weeks.

Sports Paulie Malignaggi: 'There's a Method to Conor McGregor's Madness'
Author: 0 Paulie Malignaggi: 'There's a Method to Conor McGregor's Madness'

In the end, both Malignaggi and McGregor did not want to speak too much about sparring for obvious reasons, but it appears as if everything is going according to plan. "They wanted me for my boxing ability and my boxing brain". "You come into the situation already knowing Conor has a big left hand". There's going to be other things he needs to make you worry about, and that's what's being worked on in camp.

Sports Arsene Wenger admits to making a
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger admits to making a "mistake" by delaying decision about future

Sanchez has rejected Arsenal's offer of a new contract thought to be worth more than £300,000 a week and wants £400,000. Arsenal have already signed Alexandre Lacazette and with the future of Giroud uncertain, Wenger is eager to sign another top quality forward to actually challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Sports Dodgers Seek Naming Rights Deal for Dodger Stadium Field
Author: 0 Dodgers Seek Naming Rights Deal for Dodger Stadium Field

Now, America's third-oldest Major League Baseball venue is looking to defy MLB's legacy as the most traditional sport even more aggressively by selling naming rights to the field in Chavez Ravine, home to the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1962.