• Rory McIlroy notices improvements in his game ahead of The Open
Rory McIlroy notices improvements in his game ahead of The Open

I guess Ireland and Scotland feel a little bit like home as well. "There's a lot of bunkers I can carry, and thankfully driver has been working all week". It's a victory that catapults him back into the world's Top 50, up to fifth in the Race to Dubai and eighth in the European Ryder Cup points list. He's now picked up more than £1.2 million in...

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  • Liverpool pre-season: Every player fighting for his future
Liverpool pre-season: Every player fighting for his future

Liverpool were leading 3-0 before the German keeper fumbled a free-kick that was hit straight at him, allowing Jonny Smith to slot the ball home. It's only a few months ago that Karius became a villain at Anfield as having thrown the ball against Karim Benzema to gift Real Madrid the lead, he then went on to let in a simple Gareth Bale shot to...

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  • Southgate proud of England support after 20 years of personal hurt
Southgate proud of England support after 20 years of personal hurt

All Gareth Southgate's team have to do now is see off Croatia and then beat either France or Belgium in the final. England have been rewriting history in Russian Federation, and Southgate is hoping there will be more to come as they play their most important World Cup game since losing to West Germany on penalties in the semi-finals of Ita...

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  • Na cruises to victory at Greenbrier for first win since 2011
Na cruises to victory at Greenbrier for first win since 2011

Five birdies in six holes on the front nine put Na in control and he finished at 19-under-par 261 at The Old White TPC for his second career win. Na said the win this week did more than just get the proverbial monkey off his back - it provides the 34-year-old a great confidence boost.

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  • PGA: 3M Open Set For Fourth Of July Week In 2019
PGA: 3M Open Set For Fourth Of July Week In 2019

Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament takes its usual spot two weeks before the U.S. Open, with the Canadian Open in between. The Players Championship - often described as the unofficial fifth major - has been moved to March from its previous date in May, with the end-of-season FedEx Cup play-offs shortened to three events and finishing on 25 August...

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  • England midfielder Dele Alli believes he 'can play better' against Croatia
England midfielder Dele Alli believes he 'can play better' against Croatia

Underrated throughout the tournament, Croatia has seen off some tough opposition. "They've got players all around the squad that are going to be hard opponents". While they haven't played with the attacking potential they're capable of, France have been measured and professional throughout this World Cup. Pundit Paul Merson has told the Dail...

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  • Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors
Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors

The other semi-final pits England (No. 12) against a beat up team from Croatia (No. 20). The World Cup is set to get back underway this afternoon. Croatia takes on England in the tournament's second semifinal match Wednesday at 2 pm ET. It is the first time since 1998 that the nation of just over four million people have reached this stag...

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  • Chelsea number one Thibaut Courtois hints at Blues exit after World Cup
Chelsea number one Thibaut Courtois hints at Blues exit after World Cup

I haven't seen them a lot in the last 18 months. "The only thing is that my children live in Madrid and I would like them to be close". On whether he will remain at Stamford Bridge, he added: "I'm not going to talk about that now". And Courtois has re-iterated the importance of being close to his children , though he has no problems with his l...

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  • Kim Sei-young wins Thornberry crown in historic style
Kim Sei-young wins Thornberry crown in historic style

The previous LPGA 72-hole record was 27 under par, set by Annika Sorenstam at the 2001 Standard Register Ping and tied by Kim herself at the 2016 JTBC Founders Cup. DONEGAL, Ireland (AP) - Russell Knox of Scotland holed almost identical putts of 40 feet on the 18th hole, first to get into a playoff, and then to beat Ryan Fox and win the Irish Ope...

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  • Ozil's father: My son's getting whistled at and made a scapegoat
Ozil's father: My son's getting whistled at and made a scapegoat

Slamming the critics, Mustafa said that Ozil is bent, disappointed and offended because his own fans booed him before the World Cup at the global in Austria. "He has been playing for nine years in the German team. including becoming world champions". He's bent, disappointed and offended, yes, offended, his own fans booed him before the World C...

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  • Pakistan win T20 tri-series final against Australia
Pakistan win T20 tri-series final against Australia

The teams split the two group games of the tournament in Zimbabwe , with Pakistan powering to a 45-run win on Thursday. Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman thrashed the Aussies with a remarkable 73 runs followed by Asif Ali who contributed 37 to the total.

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  • Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City
Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City

Jurgen Klopp has been eyeing Shaqiri as a potential acquisition since before the World Cup and he is now prepared to make his move to trigger the release clause embedded in the Swiss winger's contract. Shaqiri is now on holiday after participating in the World Cup and recently said his future would soon be resolved as he expressed his desire to co...

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  • Real Madrid have accepted £88m deal to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Juve
Real Madrid have accepted £88m deal to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Juve

The Portugal forward, now 33, is far and away Real's all-time top scorer and he had a pivotal role in winning four Champions League trophies as well as two Liga titles and two domestic Cups alongside a glut of other trophies. Although Portugal got knocked out of World Cup 2018 earlier than many expected, he led his country to victory at Euro 2016 d...

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  • Father of doctor involved in Thailand cave rescue dies
Father of doctor involved in Thailand cave rescue dies

The eight boys who have left the cave are being treated in an isolation ward in a Chiang Rai hospital. With the World Cup reaching its climax, Federation Internationale de Football Association invited the Wild Boars to attend Sunday's final in Moscow between France and the victor of Wednesday's England-Croatia match.

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  • A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final
A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final

Deschamps, who captained France as they won the 1998 World Cup on home soil, hailed the character of his young team and credited his players' effort at the back. "I feel very proud for my group". Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: "England's performances under the astute management and leadership of Gareth Southgate in...

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  • Serena Williams wins again at Wimbledon, closes in on Grand Slam No
Serena Williams wins again at Wimbledon, closes in on Grand Slam No

It will be important to sort of try to think about the match a little bit ahead, visualize the conditions, being out there. To be here. To be in the semifinals. However, Federer has held all of his 55 service games this year and last dropped serve in the semi-finals in 2017 - 81 service games ago. The 21-year-old 12th seed ended Dominika Cibulkov...

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  • Croatia fear England’s Sterling in World Cup semi-final
Croatia fear England’s Sterling in World Cup semi-final

Despite excelling at Manchester City this season, scoring 23 goals in all competitions, the 23-year-old has come in for criticism for his displays in Russian Federation. "I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is really fast and his combination with Harry Kane is really risky". England survived a penalty shootout agains...

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  • Chelsea fear hostile Real Madrid Hazard raid after Ronaldo sale
Chelsea fear hostile Real Madrid Hazard raid after Ronaldo sale

Hazard , who is set to lead his Belgium side into a World Cup semi-final against France also revealed his admiration for French teenager Kylian Mbappé ahead of the contest in Saint Petersberg on Tuesday evening. "The time has come to open a new stage in my life, that's why I asked the club to accept transferring me", the 33-year old said in a s...

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  • England train ahead of World Cup semi-final
England train ahead of World Cup semi-final

He has already seen his players write their own history with their penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia in the last 16, and who could deny him the feeling that there is more to come? "Bob was immensely proud to reach the semi-finals at Italia 90 and bitterly disappointed not to go further".

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  • Former Gophers golfer Van Rooyen leads Irish Open by 4
Former Gophers golfer Van Rooyen leads Irish Open by 4

Oisin Kelly reports from the course... You sometimes get in a groove, when things just happen and you hit great shots and great putts. "It wasn't different on the back nine". "I hit the ball pretty well, a couple of loose shots here and there, and holed a couple of putts out there I guess". There's scores out there, I just didn't do it today.

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