What really let me down on Thursday was the putting. "I was very proud of myself that I hung in there and tried to stay as positive as I possibly could". They were more inspirational lug nuts that kept the wheels from falling off. "I was down on myself, disheartened with some of my shots". "That's all it takes to keep a round going, and to see those putts go in on 10 and 11 gives me a lot of confidence going into the weekend".
And unfortunately one bogey on 16, just a bad putt. However, their is English representation in the top five with Paul Casey sitting pretty on -4. After all, he'd done well just to come in at 71, and he was more than happy to regale the press with stories of his wind-whipped day, when it felt like every hole, every shot, was into a stiff crosswind.
The Portuguese boss also moved to put an end to rumours of goalkeeper David De Gea's departure to the Champions League winners. "So we opened it and then they chose to close [negotations] and I don't think the feeling from him [toward Real] is very, very good".
He admitted that a second 65 at Royal Birkdale was better than he had expected to shoot today, saying in his press conference: "Our goal was to shot four-under today, two each side". Can Spieth keep it going for another day? "If I can go out and play a good quality round of golf in the morning and try to get in the clubhouse somewhere around even par, under par, I'll still be around for the weekend", he added.
To continue to play well, Spieth said , he needs to get more production out of his drives. He has played great this week, but he still has not been able to catch Spieth. He has led all three days thus far at the 146th playing of the Open Championship . Suddenly, Spieth was three shots in front. Rory McIlroy made a strong early run before settling for a 69 and is nine back.
Grace didn't know what he meant. He also finished tied fourth in the British Open that year. Asked what the plan was for Sunday, considering how far back he is, McIlroy said: "Just play a good round of golf and see where that finishes me, I guess".
The 6ft 4in star from SC is feeling at home despite his family, including his five-week old son River, being back in the States. He's at home with mum and he's doing well. Even when speaking at his press conference, Grace recognised that last year's U.S. Open victor was out on the course, threatening his new milestone - and Johnson knew he had a chance too.
He scored his first worldwide goal against French Guiana in the opening game and has remained an ever-present in the group stage draws with Costa Rica and Honduras . It is a team that we have to give a lot of respect, based on what they've been through over the years". Hoilett nearly scored again from long range but Blake managed to deny the Cardiff City winger's thunderous attempt as Canada huffed and puffed but could not find the leveller.
The 25-year-old only penned a new five-year contract with the Midlanders last summer but, after a less-than-impressive 2016/17 campaign, wants out as soon as possible. Until maybe now? Tom Collomose writes in the Evening Standard today that Spurs have asked to keep informed about Mahrez's status at Leicester City , but haven't made any formal bids.
Stuart Manley of Wales , Alex Noren of Sweden , Japan's Hideki Matsuyama , Sung-Hoon Kang of South Korea, Martin Laird and Richie Ramsay of Scotland, Ernie Els of South Africa, Joost Luiten of the Netherlands joined five Americans - James Hahn , David Lipsky, Daniel Berger, Bubba Watson and Kevin Na - another shot in arrears after firing 68s.
Boasson Hagen , who was edged out in a photo finish by Marcel Kittel on the seventh stage, was part of a 20-man breakaway but made a winning solo bid inside the final 3 kilometres as Nikias Arndt came second and Jens Keukeleire third. Meanwhile, Warren Barguil, double stage victor, King of the Mountains and ninth place holder on GC, was named the 104th edition's most aggressive rider.
The past seven majors have been won by first-time winners, although Royal Birkdale has a quirky habit of rewarding former champions and consecutive winners. "I don't think anyone was going to go down there, anyway", said Australia's world No 6. And certainly I'm disappointed that I didn't do better today.
Koepka is looking to win his second title in as many months after equalling the lowest 72-hole score in tournament history to triumph at the US Open in June. "I watched some of the golf this morning on TV and it looked awfully challenging", he said. And with the forecast predicting deteriorating conditions for Friday's second round, Spieth knows how valuable his great start could turn out to be.
Liverpool levelled just eight minutes later though as Mo Salah finished off a terrific, flowing move. Arsenal and Chelsea will meet on Saturday [July 22] as part of their preparations for the new Premier League season. The Belgian then doubled the lead with another superb finish. Alexis Sanchez's contract situation also continues to raise problems, because whatever Wenger says in public, the club will be loath to lose the Chilean global for free next summer when they could command a ...
Rose is closing-in on finding his next National Basketball Association home after wrapping up the final year of his contract in NY with the Knicks . Rose also has met with the Los Angeles Lakers in their quest to land a point guard. With all of the criticisms in New York , Rose still averaged a solid 18.0 points and 4.4 assists per game.
Fleetwood, meanwhile, shot a four-under-par 66 to take a one-over par score into the final round. "Rory McIlroy also has that rare gift for energising a crowd â€" though the cheeky chappie we saw winning just a few miles away at Royal Liverpool three years ago has recently been replaced by player running low on confidence and seemingly in a perpetual grump.
Megan's my girlfriend", Bird told ESPN. "These aren't secrets to people who know me", Bird told ESPN's Mechelle Voepel. "I don't feel like I've not lived my life", said Bird. "She's just so level-headed". Once she figured it out, it became a "nonissue", she said. "I nearly said: 'Yeah, it's no big deal. I think it shows the growth of the league and its different styles and I don't think any of them should be ignored".
Rose played in 64 games last season, his first with the Knicks , before needing a scope of a medial meniscus tear in his left knee in April. While with the Knicks last season, Derrick Rose averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in about 32.5 minutes a game.
It's not worth it, however, and the temptation should be avoided. The Cavs made Rose an offer of one year and either the league minimum ($2.1 million for him) and what's left of their mid-level exception to the salary cap ($2.5 million).
Birdies on the last two holes helped him shoot 66. "It's a different feeling and one that's harder to sleep with than the other way around because you feel like you've got to nearly change the way you do things", said Spieth of holding a 54-hole lead.
Six of the seven men who came back on Friday were faced with an audacious task. Day 1 chip-leader Scott Blumstein was able to increase his stack from 97,250,000 to 178,300,000. He was actually the unsung hero of the group last night, helping his tablemates advance in the money by eliminating Damian Salas in seventh place and Bryan Piccioli in sixth place .
On the same front nine he'd butchered a day earlier, he started his second round with three birdies in the first six holes. Spieth, who will celebrate his 24th birthday next week, and Kuchar each turned in 31 to open up a healthy cushion over the rest of the field.
Hmmm. As they say in England, "pull the other one!" "I think that's one of the most hard things (commentary at Troon) I've done", said Poulter, who did not contest any of the previous five majors. Poulter made the most of his reprieve by finishing second in the Players Championship on his next start, but was unable to convert a share of the 54-hole lead in last week's Scottish Open after a closing 74.
According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst , the Cleveland Cavaliers and free agent guard Derrick Rose are in discussions for a one-year deal. In addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers , Derrick Rose also recently spoke with the LA Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks about a potential landing spot earlier this week.
And that might make things a lot more interesting Sunday in the 146th Open. And McIlroy needed a round like Friday's, not just to get him to the weekend but to perhaps kick start what has been a disjointed year, interrupted by a rib injury and plagued by substandard wedge play and putting that led to too many weekends off.
Paulie Malignaggi spoke with Brett Okamoto of ESPN Friday, noting that he got in eight rounds of sparring with McGregor on Thursday. "Conor is a competitor, and I'm a competitor". ahead of the boxing match the two are scheduled to have on August 26. "The Wayans are going to be fun because they'll make a show out of it, but when it comes to the fight everyone, it's going to absolutely suck".
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. Georgia Elwiss and Jenny Gunn savour victory but now have just four days to prepare for the final What TV channel is England vs India on? I also feel England will be under to win in front of the home crowd.
Froome didn't quite catch the Frenchman, but was subjected to tasteless boos from the stadium on his finish. "We would have liked to have won the Tour de France ". Bardet, 26, was runner-up to Froome in last year's Tour by 4:05. Uran, like the Briton, is capable of a scorching time trial, even if he did struggle in the Duesseldorf rain three weeks ago.
Among those heading home, though, is last year's runner-up Phil Mickelson - he had a disastrous 77 Friday and is +10 in total. And when his putter is working - it really hasn't been this year - he is regarded as a favorite at just about any tournament.
To become law, the bill must be signed by President Andrzej Duda . Thousands gathered in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on July 20 to protest a new law that gives the Polish Parliament the power to appoint Supreme Court judges.
Among other things, it got him into The Players Championship, where he tied for second. The strut was entitled. While Rory McIlroy fed off the home support with two birdies in his first three holes and an outward-nine 31, his American playing partner grappled with the elements at the British Open as swirling crosswinds and drying greens tested his game to the limit.
Greens made soft from heavy rains. "And I was like, 'what are you talking about?'" He never said anything, so good on him, I suppose. England's Ian Poulter, runner-up here to Padraig Harrington in 2008, and current US Open champion Brooks Koepka are both three-under.
During July, he had recorded seven scoreless innings over six appearances with 10 strikeouts and only one walk. Perhaps if the Cubs score a couple more runs there the rest of the game goes differently. Edwards, Jr., (3-2) allowed a lead-off walk to Matt Carpenter before he yielded back-to-back walks to load the bases. And kept going, and going, and going.
The potential return for any deal involving Irving is uncertain, given that many players of his caliber either have already been dealt or simply aren't available. Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers. For Irving to work his way to a team he prefers, it will take a little luck in which team offers the Cavs the best package - or impressive finagling by his agent.
An estimate from the Mariners had the Aaron Judge homer at 440 feet. Judge took a big swing and you knew right away this wasn't just going to be a homer, but a looooong one. The 31-year-old has won his past two outings and is 3-1 with a 3.72 ERA in five starts since returning from the disabled list. The Yankees were leading 2-1 when Judge came to the plate with two on and one down in the fifth.