• Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson battle in Open final round
Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson battle in Open final round

The pair are well out in front of the field and left to fight among themselves for the Claret Jug. Jordan Spieth was on target to post the first sub-par score after an eagle on the fourth and birdies on the 10th and 11th helped the two-time major victor reach three under for the day with four holes remaining.

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  • Asif targeting Test return for Australia tour
Asif targeting Test return for Australia tour

The 24-year-old seamer was banned from cricket for five years for bowling no-balls to order but was cleared to make a return last January. But Wahab said they are all in it together. If we play on a wicket at Lord's similar to the one against Australia that will be right up Pakistan's street. On Pakistan's infamous tour of England in 2010, ...

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  • Five-star France reach semi-finals as Iceland melt in Paris
Five-star France reach semi-finals as Iceland melt in Paris

Motorists drove through the rain and past police and soldiers lined along Paris' Champs Elysee Avenue. They have hands down the best commenter, hands down the best football chant, and hands down the world's scariest supporters backing them.

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  • Henrik Stenson outduels Phil Mickelson to take Open Championship
Henrik Stenson outduels Phil Mickelson to take Open Championship

Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson were threatening to turn the 145th British Open into a two-man slugfest after 12 holes of the third round yesterday. "I'll get it reshafted tonight". They arrived there tied, and Stenson's 10-foot birdie putt from the left side of the green put him one shot ahead.

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  • Mickelson one ahead of Stenson in Troon slugfest
Mickelson one ahead of Stenson in Troon slugfest

Open leader Henrik Stenson is fully prepared for the head-to-head battle with familiar foe Phil Mickelson as he goes looking for revenge after being pipped to the Claret Jug in 2013. He also has some recent history going for him - he's broken par on the back nine in all three rounds at Troon, where the final nine is considered more hard than the...

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  • Pepe Declares Himself Fit For 'Game Of His Life'
Pepe Declares Himself Fit For 'Game Of His Life'

Although perhaps Portugal can finally let the ghost of their 2004 final defeat rest easy as Portugal's 2-0 win in the semi-finals against Wales was it's first at that level. 34 - The number of games Portugal have played in the European Championships, the most of any other nation that hasn't won the competition. Portugal manager Fernando S...

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  • Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open
Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Even that peeked out a bit over the final nine holes, when conditions softened a tad. "I don't remember being in a match like that, where we'd separated ourselves from the field by so many strokes", a disconsolate Mickelson said later. Stenson joined Johnny Miller as the only player to shoot a 63 in the final round of a major. He tapped in for b...

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  • Tom Brady's Deflategate petition denied
Tom Brady's Deflategate petition denied

In a statement released Wednesday, the NFLPA said it will review all options carefully. The suspension was originally overturned by Judge Richard Berman of the U.S. Seifert writes (emphasis ours), "If Brady were to appeal, receive a stay and ultimately lose the case - his best-case scenario, many believe - the Patriots could lose him in the m...

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  • Rory McIlroy takes frustration out on club again
Rory McIlroy takes frustration out on club again

Henrik Stenson:: A maiden major? "It's very straightforward in front of the greens". "I tried to play a little bit more aggressive down the downwind holes", Mickelson said. On the fourth hole, Mickelson hit his tee shot into the tall grass right of the fairway, but recovered to save par. The inward nine is proving to be a real beast, however.

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  • Pakistan lead England by 67 runs after Yasir Shah takes six wickets
Pakistan lead England by 67 runs after Yasir Shah takes six wickets

Wicketkeeper Bairstow had faced criticism on Saturday, but he got rid of Yasir (30) with an athletic one-handed catch in the first over as Broad became the third English bowler to take 350 test wickets. His back-off-a-length ball had Cook (8) edging through to Sarfraz Ahmed behind the stumps. Mohammed Amir, Rahat Ali and Wahab Riaz are also...

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  • Kansas City Royals: Is Danny Duffy a starter or a reliever?
Kansas City Royals: Is Danny Duffy a starter or a reliever?

With the recent struggles of Aaron Nola and the inconsistent performances from the likes of Jeremy Hellickson and Zach Eflin in recent weeks, one can make a legitimate argument that the Phillies' starting pitching is now in a state of flux as Jerad Eickhoff has been the only steady performer in the rotation.

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  • Beating a great like Mickelson extra special, says Stenson
Beating a great like Mickelson extra special, says Stenson

Henrik Stenson with the British Open trophy on Sunday. Despite missing out on a sixth major title at the age of 46, Mickelson said he can take some consolation - quite a lot of satisfaction - from how he played. "I'm disappointed to come in second but I'm happy for Henrik". Stenson becomes the first Scandinavian man ever to win a major and the...

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  • Hendrik Stenson wins the British Open three shot ahead of Mickelson
Hendrik Stenson wins the British Open three shot ahead of Mickelson

He then went back in front at the third after rolling in a 20-footer for another birdie. Mickelson went back in front with a birdie on the 16th but there was time for another two-shot swing on the next, Stenson holing from 15 feet for birdie and Mickelson making bogey after a wayward tee shot.

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  • Phil Mickelson makes an early move on day four of The Open
Phil Mickelson makes an early move on day four of The Open

Mickelson, meanwhile, posted a six-under par 65 that on any ordinary Sunday would have been sufficient to close out a major championship victory. Stenson wound up with so much more Sunday. Stenson rolled in a pair of birdie bombs on the 14th and 15th, pulling two ahead of Mickelson with three holes to play and heading to the par-5 16th.

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  • Mercedes announce decision not to appeal Rosberg penalty
Mercedes announce decision not to appeal Rosberg penalty

The rain came down as if the Almighty had turned on a tap as the cars lined up on the grid for the start of the 2016 British Grand Prix , so the race started under a safety auto and stayed that way for the first five laps. Race stewards imposed a 10-second penalty for receiving help from his team via radio transmissions, in breach of the regulatio...

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  • Henrik Stenson shoots 63, wins British Open by three shots
Henrik Stenson shoots 63, wins British Open by three shots

The 46-year-old, who has not won a tournament since lifting the Claret Jug three years ago, would be the fourth oldest victor of any major and the oldest in the Open since 1867, while 40-year-old Stenson was looking to become Sweden's first male major champion.

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  • England fail in Lord's run chase
England fail in Lord's run chase

Exactly four overs later, Rahat sent back the other opener to reduce the home team to 32 for 2. Misbah remained the top-scorer with 114 runs whereas Chris Woakes took 6 wickets for England . Wahab Riaz softened Broad up with two short balls, and then castled him with a yorker. Root was out for 9 and England were 47 for 3. England were the...

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  • Stenson grabs third round Open lead
Stenson grabs third round Open lead

Stenson had his third straight round in the 60s - no one has ever won at Royal Troon with all four rounds in the 60s - and was at 12-under 201. Mickelson, ranked No. "That's probably why it's disappointing in that I don't have a point where I can look back and say, "I should have done that" or 'Had I only done this.' I played a bogey-free round o...

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  • Stenson edges Mickelson to win British Open
Stenson edges Mickelson to win British Open

It wound up being a major clincher for Stenson, who never lost the two-shot lead it gave him over the duration of the round. The 46-year-old, who has not won a tournament since lifting the Claret Jug three years ago, would be the fourth oldest victor of any major and the oldest in the Open since 1867, while 40-year-old Stenson was looking to beco...

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  • Kyle Edmund seals Great Britain's Davis Cup semi-final spot
Kyle Edmund seals Great Britain's Davis Cup semi-final spot

Inglot sat on the sidelines for three out of the four ties previous year as the Murray brothers took centre stage but he and Jamie were favourites to beat Zimonjic, a classy but fading doubles force at the age of 40, and the inexperienced Krajinovic.

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