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Tour de France 2017: Romain Bardet wants more ‘respect’ for Chris Froome

Bardet (right) is in third and 23 seconds behind Froome (left) in this year’s Tour de France Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage French rider Romain Bardet wants his country’s fans to show Tour de France rival Chris Froome more respect. Bardet received passionate support on Sunday when the 15th stage passed through his local Auvergne region. However, British race leader Froome suffered…

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All Golf 

Golf — Phil Kenyon’s teachings helping many pros in Open Championship field

FORMBY, England — As the ball closed in on its target, caddie Gareth Lord knew exactly where it was heading. He pulled the flag and squeezed it joyfully as the 51-foot birdie attempt dropped deadweight into the cup. In the center of the green, Henrik Stenson, playing the greatest round of his life, had walked the putt toward the hole and then delivered an impassioned fist pump in the direction of the putting surface as it gobbled up his ball. Around Royal Troon’s 15th green at the 2016 Open Championship,…

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Title tops Rudy Gay’s San Antonio bucket list – San Antonio Spurs Blog

SAN ANTONIO — Having spent time in Memphis, Toronto and Sacramento in a 13-year NBA career, new San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay views this latest opportunity as his first shot to contend perennially for titles. Gay spent some time with ESPN.com to discuss his rehabilitation process from a torn left Achilles tendon, what he brings to the Spurs, and why he opted out of a $14.2 million contract in Sacramento for the 2016-17 to take $8.4 million in San Antonio: Michael C. Wright: How’s the rehab process going? Gay:…

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All Football 

Arsenal fear missing out on signing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar

Lemar helped Monaco to the Ligue 1 title last season Arsenal believe they could miss out on the signing of key target Thomas Lemar from Monaco. The Gunners are still trying to land the 21-year-old France international but the French champions may not be keen to let another player leave. The Monaco exit of Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea and the likely departure of Benjamin Mendy mean a deal for Lemar is looking increasingly difficult. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s intention remains to keep Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is going into the final year…

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David Price rises to the occasion for Boston Red Sox – Boston Red Sox Blog

BOSTON — #AllRise? Oh, Jackie Bradley Jr. rose, all right. Bradley rose so high Sunday night that he came down with what should have been New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge‘s 31st homer of the season. It happened in the eighth inning of the finale of a day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park with the Boston Red Sox leading by three runs. Judge crushed a ball to the center-field triangle, but Bradley tracked it, timed his leap and made one of the best catches you will ever see — even if…

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Legendary New York sports broadcaster Bob Wolff dies at 96

NEW YORK — Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, has died. He was 96. Son Rick Wolff said his father died peacefully Saturday night at his Nyack home. Wolff broadcast the NFL’s championship game, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals. He interviewed Babe Ruth, was the voice of the Washington Senators, and for decades did play-by-play for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. “Bob Wolff’s iconic, Hall-of-Fame broadcasting career was matched by his…

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All Formula 1 

Gossip: Sebastian Vettel stays calm, while Lewis Hamilton revels in Silverstone win

Sebastian Vettel has seen his championship lead cut to a point after his Silverstone puncture Monday, 17 July Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says there is no need to panic after his championship lead was cut to a single point following a late puncture at the British Grand Prix.(Reuters) Pirelli says initial analysis of Ferrari’s tyres showed the punctures sustained by Vettel and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen were caused by different issues.(Mail) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton believes his win at Silverstone is proof his off-track demeanour and actions, including miss the F1 Live…

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All Golf 

Brice Garnett wins Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship

FARMINGTON, Utah — Brice Garnett won the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship on Sunday at Oakridge Country Club to wrap up a PGA Tour card for next season. Garnett won for the first time on the tour, closing with a 6-under 65 in 98-degree heat for a one-stroke victory over Abraham Ancer (63), Austin Cook (65) and Rob Oppenheim (69). Garnett earned $126,000 to jump from 57th to 12th on the money list with $182,554, with the top 25 after the final six regular-season events earning PGA Tour cards. “First win…

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All Cricket 

Colin Ingram: Batsman among Glamorgan’s best ever, says Robert Croft

Colin Ingram has re-signed for Glamorgan for white-ball cricket in 2018 and 2019. Glamorgan coach Robert Croft believes batsman Colin Ingram is among the best of the county’s limited-overs players. Ingram’s 114 in Glamorgan’s last-ball five-wicket win over Essex at Chelmsford followed an unbeaten 101 against Sussex on 9 July. The South African has also scored three centuries in the One-Day Cup and two in the Championship in 2017. “No disrespect to any other cricketer in Glamorgan’s history.. but he’s up there with the very best,” said Croft. Croft played…

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