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Stenson is leading, Mickelson can win the Open?

Henrik Stenson's win at Royal Troon to etch his name on the claret jug also comes with many more mentions of his name in the history books. Stenson might take inspiration from that as the duo go out together once again in the final pairing on Sunday afternoon.



Halep decides to withdraw from Rio

Berdych also competed in 2008 and 2012, though he was unable to progress as far in either. Raonic, who would have represented Canada, and Halep, who would have played for Romania, are the first tennis players to make themselves unavailable for the event.



Newcastle United confirm signing of Grant Hanley

The two Championship clubs agreed a fee of £5.5m for the 24-year-old on Wednesday following weeks of negotiations. We understand the Scotland global will travel to Tyneside for a medical today after a fee of £5.5m was agreed between the sides.



LSU coach Miles visits with police in wake of shootings

Obama telephoned the families of the Baton Rouge officers on Monday to offer his and the first lady's condolences. Earlier this month, Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who sold CDs outside a convenience store in the city, was shot to death by officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department, triggering widespread protests against the perceived institutionalized racism that exists within law enforcement agencies in the country.


Gougeard leads early in Tour de France mountain time trial

Gougeard leads early in Tour de France mountain time trial

I did the best I could. Froome looked more comfortable than ever in this Tour or perhaps in any of the Tours he raced, including the victorious 2013 and 2015 editions. "I really want to be on the podium so [they are] the moves you have to pull". Despite being a specialist in mountain stages, Quintana surrendered to the defending champion in the first Alpine leg of this year's Tour - won by Russian all-rounder Ilnur Zakarin on Wednesday .



Judo federation backs Russia for Rio, hits out at Cold War

That is likely to happen before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board discusses on Sunday whether to impose a blanket ban on all Russian teams from the Olympics, which begin next month. The latter organization oversees Olympic track and field competitions, and in 2015 suspended Russian athletes competing in the sport from worldwide competition.