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Shane Lowry lights up Open with stunning charge

Shane Lowry lights up Open with stunning charge

The roars for Shane Lowry were just different. Deeper, more throaty, more heartfelt. With no Northern Irishman in contention, the Royal Portrush crowds have taken Ireland’s Lowry to heart and how it has inspired him. They roared and chanted and clapped and waved as he walked onto the 18th green Saturday, having left the field…MORE

Tour de France: Alaphilippe extends lead as Frenchmen shine in Pyrenees

Tour de France: Alaphilippe extends lead as Frenchmen shine in Pyrenees

Going into the Tour de France’s first big mountain climb in the Pyrenees, the question was: How much time would Geraint Thomas make up on Julian Alaphilippe? At the end of the 14th stage, however, it was Alaphilippe who extended his overall lead over the defending champion to more than two minutes to give the…MORE

Golfers in war of words after caddie’s mom hit by stray ball

Golfers in war of words after caddie’s mom hit by stray ball

His drive hit his playing partner’s caddie’s mom, but Kyle Stanley’s refusal to shout “fore” sparked a war of words in the Open at Royal Portrush Friday. American Stanley, 31, was accused by Scot Robert MacIntyre of endangering the crowd by not issuing the conventional shout after hitting a wayward shot into the gallery on…MORE

Algeria crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion after beating Senegal

Algeria crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion after beating Senegal

Algeria was crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion for only the second time in its history, edging past Senegal 1-0 thanks to Baghdad Bounedjah’s early deflected goal. After going behind, Senegal dominated for the remainder of the match but was unable to find an equalizing goal. Midway through the second half, it looked as though…MORE

Emotional Rory McIlroy feels ‘love’ in dramatic late Open bid

Emotional Rory McIlroy feels ‘love’ in dramatic late Open bid

He was fighting for his honor. Rory McIlroy had made such a hash of the first day of the Open that even making the cut at Royal Portrush would represent a victory. Now, in the gloaming of Friday evening, the Northern Irishman was inching towards the cut mark, one nail-biting, stomach-churning birdie at a time.…MORE

Tiger Woods misses Open cut, yearns for ‘hot weeks’

Tiger Woods misses Open cut, yearns for ‘hot weeks’

Questions, questions. If Tiger Woods’ brief visit to Royal Portrush told us anything, it is that the Masters champion is going to have to rely on “hot weeks” for any future success. And not just in the weather department to limber up his surgically fused back. While Woods’ dysfunctional first round and lament for his…MORE

The NFL will not suspend or fine Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill

The NFL will not suspend or fine Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who was investigated after an accusation that he physically abused his son, will not be suspended or fined by the NFL. In a written statement released Friday, the league said Hill would not be disciplined because of lack of access to evidence in the legal investigation. “Over the…MORE

Rohan Dennis: Tour de France rider mysteriously withdraws from race

Rohan Dennis: Tour de France rider mysteriously withdraws from race

Rohan Dennis’ unexplained withdrawal from the Tour de France midway through the 12th stage has left the cycling world perplexed, with his team director saying he is “confused and disappointed” by the Australian’s decision. The current world time trial champion, Dennis was among the favorites to win Friday’s stage in Pau, but he walked away…MORE

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Pep Guardiola hits back at claims Man City showed ‘utter disrespect’ in China

Pep Guardiola hits back at claims Man City showed ‘utter disrespect’ in China

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has refuted claims his club behaved disrespectfully while on a pre-season tour to China. In an opinion piece published by Chinese state news agency Xinhua, it was claimed that the Premier League champion showed “utter disrespect” to locals, treating the trip as “nothing more than a commercial obligation.” The report…

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