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Henrik Stenson wins 2016 Open Championship

Henrik Stenson wins 2016 Open Championship

The 40-year-old Swede fired an 8-under 63 and outdueled Phil Mickelson in the final round at Royal Troon to capture the 2016 British Open Championship. "I got beat by 10 birdies. We played some great golf and I'm delighted to come out on top". 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 ...



Nicklaus hails the battle of Stenson and Mickelson

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson evoked memories of the epic contest between Nicklaus and Tom Watson at Turnberry in 1977 as they went head to head over the final 36 holes at Royal Troon at the weekend. And yet I got beat. He looked like he'd done it all before. "I felt", he said, "Like this was going to be my turn". Stenson's final round 63 and Mickelson's 65 to go along with the legendary American's rounds of 63, 69, 70 lapped the field.



Dumoulin wins sombre 13th stage, Froome extends lead

Geraint Thomas moved up to 15th overall after finishing seventh place on the time trial stage. Froome was the strongest of all the main contenders, and limited his time loss to Dumoulin to 63 seconds. "I'm just going for it" and I went for it and it was a very very good TT". Froome attended the post-stage news conference with a black armband. "My thoughts go with all the families in Nice and those affected".


Allegri confident that Pogba will stay at Juventus

Allegri confident that Pogba will stay at Juventus

Last week Raiola had poured cold water on Pogba's proposed move to Old Trafford, by arguing United were simply one of "several big clubs" interested in the player. United's domestic season starts with the Community Shield game against Leicester City on Sunday, 7 August, before their Premier League campaign begins a week later at Bournemouth.



Manchester United close to world-record £100m deal for Juventus powerhouse

The opening offer is €101m (£85m), but Juventus are demanding at least €120m (£101m) plus performance-related bonuses. It is believed that both the clubs will agree on the transfer and Juventus will receive $110.6 million on the deal as 20% of the amount will go to Pogba and his agent.


Conte plans to keep hold of Costa

Conte plans to keep hold of Costa

Chelsea face WAC RZ Pellets in a friendly on Wednesday having lost their opening match under Conte to another Austrian side Rapid Vienna over the weekend. Asked if Costa will definitely start the season at Chelsea , Conte responded: "I have learned in football that 100 per cent does not exist but you never know what can happen in life".