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Sports Will Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur make history at Lords today?
Author: 0 Will Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur make history at Lords today?

This time Mithali wishes to go all the way after getting the better of the mighty Australia in the semi-finals. INDIA skipper Mithali Raj has sounded a warning shot to England ahead of Sunday's summit clash in the ICC Women's World Cup , saying the hosts should expect a tough contest from her ever-improving and gritty team.

Author: 0 Spieth Builds Lead To 3 Strokes At British Open

However, the 23-year-old American is well aware that memories of his collapse in the final round of the 2016 Masters , where he blew a five-shot lead with nine holes to play. But his hopes for a first career major evaporated in no time as he fell off the pace after three consecutive bogeys. It's trying to go up against Royal Birkdale and put on the best show you can against the golf course .

Sports Spieth prepares to defend lead in British Open
Author: 0 Spieth prepares to defend lead in British Open

He said his week in Cabo recharged his batteries. "I didn't get angry out there at all". "I think it's going to be a very exciting time going forward of guys that are going to be playing and battling against each other", he said. "So as I say, good week to back me". It's very tough to do. The greens are not insane, he noted, adding that it is more about ball control in the crosswinds that are predicted.

Sports Chris Weidman calls out the champ, Michael Bisping responds
Author: 0 Chris Weidman calls out the champ, Michael Bisping responds

The No. 8-ranked Gastelum falls to 14-3 with 1 NC. With that said, most fight fans are aware that Michael Bisping is actually the UFC middleweight champion of the world and that current interim title holder Robert Whittaker is next in line for a shot at "The Count".

Sports Spieth backs up his swagger with impressive first round
Author: 0 Spieth backs up his swagger with impressive first round

On a day when Royal Birkdale was buffeted by strong winds and heavy downpours, it was Spieth who came out fighting to card a 69 and close on six under at the end of the second round. Kuchar moved to five under at the turn and looked poised to open up a healthy lead as conditions improved in the afternoon but he parred each hole on the back nine to stay level with his compatriots.

Author: 0 McIlory disappointed, hoping for Spieth and Kuchar mistakes

Kuchar, who trailed by two shots after the second round, dropped another stroke back despite a 66. Spieth called that long shot "gross" and said he noticed on the telecast that it was OK to be past the green, as long as he didn't wind up in a bunker.

Sports The Open: Rory McIlroy delighted with second-day performance
Author: 0 The Open: Rory McIlroy delighted with second-day performance

No one took advantage quite like Branden Grace , who finished birdie-birdie-par and became the first player to shoot 62 in a major. It would be a thrill if this continued through the weekend. Open champion in 2014 at Hoylake and a four-time major victor, McIlroy admitted it took some strong words from his caddy JP Fitzgerald to help him recover.

Author: 0 The Open 2017 tee-off times, day three

Matt Kuchar (71) is Spieth's closest challenger while the resurgent Ian Poulter ground out 16 pars in a 70 which earned him a share of third with Brooks Koepka (72), with Scotland's Richie Ramsay also in contention on two under par . Fitzgerald after held-off approach shots, you know something special is unfolding. "I could be standing here and [have] hit 18 greens and shot one over and missed every putt and feel bad", he stated.

Sports The Open 2017: McIlroy 'very happy' with second-round 68
Author: 0 The Open 2017: McIlroy 'very happy' with second-round 68

So, yeah, there was a lot of quality out there and I was happy to see that. McIlroy is right in contention heading into Saturday and is hoping to keep the momentum going after giving himself a shout of picking up the Claret Jug for the first time since 2014.

Author: 0 Watch Royal Birkdale golf championship online DAY 3

He added two worldwide victories previous year and has posted two more in 2017. Spieth's round was eventful, to say the least. "I mishit the shot, which is probably why it looked so gross, " Spieth said , per Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press (h/t Boston Globe )".

Author: 0 British Open tee times, pairings: Complete field for Round 4 on Sunday

Kuchar missed a golden chance for a birdie after coming close to holing his approach shot on the last, while Spieth converted a more hard birdie opportunity to extend his advantage. Matt Kuchar , paired with Spieth, is at 8-under 202 after a round of 66. The back nine is playing really, really hard. Brooks Koepka is right there, too, and Branden Grace really isn't that far back as third round play unfolds, and Rory McIlroy is the wild card, but I'm seeing the battle shaping up ...

Author: 0 Classy Charl Schwartzel makes a superb start at The Open

McIlroy has been struggling on the greens in recent weeks and even resorted to using three different putters during one tournament at the Travelers Championship , but he is a lot more comfortable with the short stick this week and needed only 24 putts on day two.

Author: 0 Mourinho "Guarantees" De Gea Won't Leave United For Real

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho ruled out selling reported Real Madrid target David de Gea this off-season. He said: "You have contacts, you have feelings, you understand things". With Alvaro Morata having departed the Spanish capital and AS Monaco having seemingly taken Kylian Mbappe off the market, Los Blancos are very much in the market for a striker to challenge first-choice centre-forward Karim Benzema at the Bernabeu.

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

Less than one hour after collecting a silver medal from the mixed 3m springboard on Saturday, Daley began his performance in the 10m platform final. Just to enjoy having the balance of the life and diving. Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac from Canada finished third in 297.72 points. "To be able to go out there and deliver when it matters is something I've really been working on".

Author: 0 British Open at a glance

The double bogey on nine led to a 3-over 37 on the front and Finau responded with an even-par 36 on the back nine. "Walking up the 18th, the last group Saturday of a British Open , having the stands and the people cheer, it's completely unique", Kuchar said.

Sports Burnley winger Scott Arfield targets Gold Cup semi-final with Canada
Author: 0 Burnley winger Scott Arfield targets Gold Cup semi-final with Canada

Canada and Jamaica are both in the knockout rounds despite being major dark horses earlier in the tournament, and now have an opportunity to really show off just how good they can be. You see that with Alphonso (Davies ). We want to have more players competing for a spot that can help us. "It wasn't the type of performance we can be proud of, but we welcome the point".

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson unfazed by tests at The Open

DJ's ball at the short par-4 5th was so far left that it actually flew past all the intervening muck, slammed into a grandstand, and bounced perfectly onto the green. "If it is breezy on Sunday you never know - you go out and shoot seven or eight under in breezy conditions anything can happen". "To get to 12 [under for the tournament], I think that would be a decent number to sit in the clubhouse at".

Sports Tottenham or Arsenal to Buy Riyad Mahrez? Not for £50m Leicester Valuation
Author: 0 Tottenham or Arsenal to Buy Riyad Mahrez? Not for £50m Leicester Valuation

At the start of the week, Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare confirmed that the future of the 26-year-old could be away from the King Power Stadium. Leicester's sale of N'Golo Kante to Chelsea last summer played a major role in the club's underwhelming Premier League title defence, with the Foxes struggling to replace the enigmatic France global.

Author: 0 23-second lead should do it for Froome in Tour

The Polish rider had an arduous three hour wait in the hot seat as he saw many attempt to wrest away his stage victory, including compatriot Michal Kwiatkowski who finished just one second behind. "For me it was more a case of absorbing as much information as possible that I could feed back to the lads, that was the most important thing", Rowe added.

Author: 0 Unfazed Jordan Spieth takes two shot British Open lead

Open triumphs. We had less wind for maybe, I would say a total of two hours today we had less wind than the guys had this morning, which makes a significant difference. "Probably words I couldn't use in a press conference", the top-ranked Johnson said. The later wave saw sun and mild temperatures, though, and some players were able to take full advantage, including the trio of Americans now sharing the lead, who all fired matching 5-under 65s.

Sports A glance at the first round of the British Open
Author: 0 A glance at the first round of the British Open

McIlroy was playing several groups behind Kuchar in the afternoon pairings. Find out all that and more in Day 3 of the 2017 British Open . Many players struggled to cope with the elements and the punishing bunkers. The early starters at the 146th Open Championship had to endure some hard weather conditions but the three Americans were in fine form on Thursday.

Sports Pedro taken to hospital in Beijing with suspected concussion
Author: 0 Pedro taken to hospital in Beijing with suspected concussion

The Brazilian was admittedly given too much space to slot the ball in off the post. It was all Batshuayi from there. Liverpool levelled just eight minutes later though as Mo Salah finished off a terrific, flowing move. 'My staff and I want to improve every player and Michy is a young player with great potential. "Last season it was a hard season for Michy but don't forget he scored a very important goal to give us the title".

Author: 0 Derrick Rose In Talks With Chicago Bulls

Once regarded as one of the most athletic point guards in the history of the National Basketball Association, 28-year-old Derrick Rose is not struggling to find a team. 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. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN , the Houston Rockets have agreed to a three-year contract with #Troy Williams .

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

There are scores that I've shot that were closer to par that were better given what I needed to do. What's missing are the wins, especially in the major championships that truly define a golfer's career. Hoffman shot 69 and was in a group that included Ian Poulter and Rafa Cabrera Bello. "I've been putting in a lot of work with the putting and trying to get it back to the confidence that I've had the last couple of years".