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Golf — The Open — Branden Grace admits he had no idea he was on the brink of history

SOUTHPORT, England — Two years ago, Jack Nicklaus was asked about golf’s greatest scoring barrier. At the time, there were 26 rounds of 63 — five more have since been added — but never a 62. The most accomplished player in the game’s history quickly offered a reason for why it had never happened. “Why do I think it hasn’t? Because I missed a 2-foot putt at Baltusrol to break it,” he said of the final hole in his opening round at the 1980 U.S. Open, obviously still disturbed by…

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Mairis Briedis to fight Mike Perez in Latvia on Sept. 30 in WBSS quarterfinal

The World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal between cruiserweight world titleholder Mairis Briedis and Mike Perez will take place Sept. 30 at Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia, organizer AG Comosa announced on Saturday. Briedis, 32, who is from Latvia, will have the home turf advantage as he makes the first defense of the vacant 200-pound belt he won by unanimous decision against former titleholder Marco Huck on April 1. At the tournament draft on July 8 in Monte Carlo, No. 3 Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs), one of the four seeded fighters…

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Women’s Euro 2017: Carly Telford hopes footballers and cricketers can inspire next generation

Carly Telford is hoping that England’s women footballers and cricketers can inspire the next generation with their performances this summer. Telford is currently with the Euro 2017 squad in the Netherlands, while her girlfriend Georgia Elwiss is part of the England squad preparing to take on India at Lord’s in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final. READ MORE: England want ‘perfect game’ against India Source link

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T20 Blast: Nottinghamshire beat Northamptonshire in rain-affected game

Richard Levi’s 15 boundaries still left Northants short of a match-winning total NatWest T20 Blast, Trent Bridge, Nottingham: Northamptonshire 195-8 (20 overs): Levi 88; Sodhi 3-39, Gurney 3-46 Nottinghamshire 52-0 (5.1 overs): Hales 30*, Wessels 14* Nottinghamshire (2 pts) beat Northamptonshire by 12 runs (D/L method) Scorecard / Tables Ish Sodhi and Harry Gurney took three wickets apiece as Nottinghamshire beat Northamptonshire in a rain-affected T20 Blast match at Trent Bridge. Northants opener Richard Levi smashed eight sixes as he made 88 from just 43 balls, but he had little…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Froome was the last to leave the Velodrome – starting his 22.5km time trial at 16:04 BST Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of the final stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage from 16:30 BST on the website. Chris Froome effectively clinched his fourth Tour de France title after finishing third on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille. Briton Froome finished six seconds behind stage winner Maciej Bodnar. The 32-year-old took time out of all his major yellow jersey rivals on a…

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez on adapting to American baseball and six years in the minors

8:00 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. This interview was conducted in Spanish and has been translated. Few rookies have made as much of a stir as Gary Sanchez, who played his first significant time for the Yankees last season: In just 53 games, Sanchez hit 20 home runs and had 42 RBIs, finishing second in AL Rookie of the Year voting. Though he missed time early this year with injury, Sanchez has come back strong and, along with teammate Aaron…

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25-year anniversary of Dream Team scrimmage – Stats & Info

25 years ago today, Michael Jordan played in the greatest game he’s ever played in. Those are his words, not ours. This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. It was at the Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona that the greatest basketball team ever assembled played 8 games over a 2-week stretch, putting on a show that was quite literally for the ages. The Dream Team was larger than life and over the next two weeks we’ll look back at each of their defining moments across…

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New York Giants may count on two rookies to start – New York Giants Blog

The New York Giants could have as many as 19 returning starters when the NFL season opens, but there are two rookies and two second-year players trying to earn their spots this summer. Here’s a starting-lineup projection entering training camp: Offense Quarterback (Eli Manning): His job isn’t in jeopardy, even though the Giants drafted a quarterback in the third round. Manning had a down year in 2016 (26 touchdowns, 23 turnovers). But with improved weapons, there is hope this will be a bounce-back season. Running back (Paul Perkins): The second-year…

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All Tennis 

‘Becker Wrecker’, Peter Doohan dies aged 56

Former Australian tennis player and coach Peter Doohan has died at the age of 56. Dubbed the ‘Becker Wrecker’ after famously defeating two-time defending champion Boris Becker in 1987 at Wimbledon, Peter reached a career-high world ranking of No.43. In a tweet on Saturday evening, Becker said: “My heartfelt condolences to the family of #PeterDoohan! The tennis fraternity lost a great guy and wonderful player!” In a statement issued on Saturday, Tennis Australia said the tennis family was deeply saddened by the news. Peter Doohan (R) famously defeated Boris Becker…

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