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Brooks Koepka in no mood to relinquish his US PGA title with round of 63

Brooks Koepka shot a round of 63 to lead the US PGA field after day one in his defence of the second golfing major of the year at Bethpage Brooks Koepka is not the individual anyone would want to encounter when seeking a cure from illness at a major championship. Just ask Tiger Woods. As Koepkas love affair with golfs big four continued, a struggling Woods could only look on with admiration. It could easily have been a couple better, said Woods of Koepkas 63, as he seized the lead…

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Tiger Woods struggles as Brooks Koepka coasts clear in US PGA

(CNN)Tiger Woods cut a frustrated figure as the magic of the Masters eluded him on day one of the 101st US PGA Championship. But while Koepka coasted, Woods experienced a roller-coaster of a round including two double bogeys and an eagle, not helped by a misfiring putter. “It wasn’t as clean as I’d like to have it, for sure,” said Woods, who won the US Open at Bethpage in 2002. “Got it back under par for the day, and let a couple slip away with a couple bad putts and…

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Mastering momentum: exploring the anatomy of amazing comebacks | Andrew Anthony

Psychological momentum helped Spurs and Liverpool reach the Champions League final, even if they did not realise it Whatever you think about Jos Mourinho, most would agree he knows a thing or two about football. Surveying the two epic semi-final second legs of the Champions League, he came to two very different conclusions about Liverpools and Tottenhams unlikely victories. In the first case, he said, losing 3-0 in the first leg to mentality, specifically the mentality instilled in the team by Jrgen Klopp. In the second, he thought Spurs three…

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The Rockets lost more than a playoff series. Their title window has closed

After a third straight playoff ouster at the hands of the Warriors, theres nowhere left to go for Daryl Moreys Houston experiment Golden State beat Houston, 118-113, in Friday nights Game 6 of the Western Conferences semi-finals, viewed by many as the de facto NBA finals. For the third straight year, the Warriors closed the books on a Rockets title bid. And they did so without Kevin Durant, the current holder of the best-on-earth moniker. The often contentious series drilled 11 three-pointers and scored 41 points to force a Game…

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NBA playoffs: Curry misses wide-open layup before Rockets seal win

James Harden made a big three-pointer in overtime and scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night James Harden made a big three-pointer in overtime and scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night to cut the deficit in the Western Conference semifinals to 2-1. A layup by PJ Tucker put Houston up by three with two minutes left and the Warriors missed shots on their next two possessions. That set up the three-pointer…

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Chiefs star Tyreek Hill denies abuse allegation in letter to NFL

(CNN)In a letter to the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill denies he has ever punched his son or grabbed the boy’s arms, and his lawyer says he has text messages that show Hill’s fiance has hurt the child in the past, ESPN reported Thursday. CNN has reached out to Hill’s attorney and Espinal for a comment. In a letter to Lisa M. Friel, the NFL’s special counsel for investigations, attorney N. Trey Pettlon writes that Hill denies he has ever punched his son, grabbed his arms, or otherwise…

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Pedro pegs back Eintracht Frankfurt with precious away goal for Chelsea

The Spain forward equalised late in the first half after Luka Jovic had given the home side the lead in the 23rd minute Eintracht Frankfurts supporters were still bellowing out deafening praise long after the final whistle had been blown but, as the team lined up in front of the ultras to show their appreciation, all who lingered in this arena knew the momentum in this tie had been stolen by Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri would warn of the threat the Germans will pose back in London, but his side had…

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Age is no barrier: meet the world’s oldest top athletes

Richard Godwin catches up with five pensioners, aged up to 108, who thrive on extreme exercise Edwina Brocklesby: triathlete, 76, Kingston-upon-Thames I didnt do any exercise at all until I was 50. I remember trying out for the long-jump team at university for a laugh and I couldnt move for two weeks afterwards. So that was the end of my athletics career. And then I had three children and I was busy with my job. I was a social worker and ran two adoption agencies. One day, I went to…

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Stanley Kebenei came close to setting a new 10-mile American record two years ago. On Sunday, he got it

(CNN)After Stanley Kebenei set a new 10-mile American record on Sunday, he dropped to the ground, stretched his arms out wide and flashed a smile. Kebenei, born in Nakuru, Kenya, and now living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, averaged 4:36 a mile. In 2017, he fell short of Meyer’s record when he won the same Cherry Blossom race in 46:36, averaging 4:40 a mile, according to race results. It was a record-setting day all around. Rosemary Wanjiru of Kenya won the women’s race in 50:42. She set a new course record…

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The quick, messy death of the AAF, Silicon Valley’s complement to the NFL

The Alliance of American Football was always going to struggle, despite a reasonable product on the field. But its legacy may live on in live betting It ended with a bang and a whimper. The bang was the head injury suffered last Saturday by the Alliance of American Footballs star name, Johnny Manziel, which forced the quarterback out of the game and to the sideline, where via an email to employees on Tuesday that the AAF is suspending operations (it has not technically folded) two months after its opening game,…

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Premier League fans assess the run-in. Part 1: Arsenal to Huddersfield

Fans rate the season so far, and predict what lies ahead Arsenal Considering we were 10 points behind Spurs a couple of weeks back, with many starting to question Emerys ability, a combination of faltering competition and an upturn in form has suddenly made for a surprisingly positive mood. Now theres a chance to not just achieve a top-four finish, but also to restore the natural order in north London. More of this please Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Emery putting his best available XI on the park instead of paying the likes…

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Coney Island, baby: New York wait for pro rugby ends with win over Toronto

MLR came to the Big Apple and it seemed to fit right in: rough, raucous and at the end, to home fans, a genuine nailbiting thrill Out on the turf at MCU Park, by the mock dirt of the baseball diamond and the covered pitchers mound, James Kennedy puffed out his cheeks and smiled. Then he offered a very one local writer, perhaps looking at the football-formatted scoreboard, called a game-winning drive with no time left. In other words, a short-range try with 80 minutes up, the Americans pounding the…

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Sergio Agero puts Man City into semi-final after fightback against Swansea

Manchester City overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Swansea 3-2 as Sergio Ageros late winner put his side into the FA Cup semi-final Manchester City clambered back from two goals down to reach the FA Cup semi-finals after Sergio Agero jumped off the bench to head home a controversial winner and break Swansea hearts. Agero was marginally offside when he snatched victory two minutes from time, stooping to nodin Bernardo Silvas cross, but in the absence of the video assistant referee Pep Guardiolas side completed a stirring comeback to keep…

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Manchester City to issue apology and set up fund for Bennell abuse victims

Manchester City will launch a survivors scheme for the sexually abused victims of Barry Bennell and John Broome with compensation packages adding up to several million pounds Manchester City are launching a survivors scheme for the victims of Barry Bennell that will lead to the Premier League champions offering compensation packages, adding up to several million pounds, and ultimately an apology to the players who were sexually abused during their time in the clubs junior set-up. In the first scheme of its kind to be set up by one of…

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Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that 51-year-old Beth Plant was pronounced dead on Saturday at a hospital. It says Plant became combative while being transported by ambulance and pulled out a knife. The driver called law enforcement and an arriving…

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