• Maharaj strikes to keep Proteas in the picture
Maharaj strikes to keep Proteas in the picture

The previous best by any South African bowler against Sri Lanka anywhere was Marchant de Lange's seven for 81. After a promising start where the openers put on 116 runs for the first wicket, Sri Lanka collapsed as Maharaj bowled a probing line.

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  • McIlroy: Great to be back in the mix
McIlroy: Great to be back in the mix

The pace of play, with the three-ball often having to wait to play their second shots from as early as the 2nd fairway - a situation made more hard by having an amateur shooting eight over in the game ahead and, further in front, Tommy Fleetwood waiting for a ruling by the 6th green - could not have helped, but the trio managed to keep sufficiently...

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  • Chelsea 'want Anthony Martial as Eden Hazard replacement'
Chelsea 'want Anthony Martial as Eden Hazard replacement'

Martial is now on pre-season tour in America with United and Sky Sports are reporting that he has told Jose Mourinho that he wants to leave the club after starting only 26 of his 45 appearances last season. The Observer confirmed that while the club are aware of Martial's grievances, they will refuse to sell him and active an extension clause ...

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  • Tiger Woods almost annihilates spectators at British Open
Tiger Woods almost annihilates spectators at British Open

Francesco Molinari has won the British Open for his first major title after emerging from a crowded pack including Tiger Woods in a wild final round at Carnoustie. He has not done so after a round at a major since the second round of the 2012 PGA Championship. Spieth, Schauffele and Kisner shared the lead at nine under going into the round, ...

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  • Good start for Tiger Woods in #TheOpen final round
Good start for Tiger Woods in #TheOpen final round

It is Molinari's first career major victory as he became the first man from Italy to take the Claret Jug. But the 2013 Masters champion hit back with a birdie on the 14, then a rare two on the savage par-three 16 to right the ship. Like 11, he made a decision to go aggressive, attempting a high-risk flop shot over a bunker instead of playing safe...

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  • Footballer Mesut Özil breaks silence on Erdogan photo row
Footballer Mesut Özil breaks silence on Erdogan photo row

Ozil and Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan, who are both Germany internationals of Turkish descent, were criticised by the German Football Association for meeting Recep Tayyip Erdogan in London, ahead of the World Cup. "During my childhood, my mother taught me to always be respectful and to never forget where I came from, and these are still val...

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  • Jhonattan Vegas takes helicopter to The Open, barely makes his tee time
Jhonattan Vegas takes helicopter to The Open, barely makes his tee time

Some pros like to arrive in the United Kingdom more than a week ahead of the British Open, adjusting to time differences and learning the course's many quirks. Vegas then took a helicopter ride from Glasgow Airport before his 10:31 BST tee time. But there was another hurdle. Vegas's troubles did not end upon his arrival, though, after his clubs...

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  • Lincicome fires 71 but still misses PGA cut
Lincicome fires 71 but still misses PGA cut

Merritt could only manage a three-under 69 - but his first-round score of 62 kept him well in contention. Streb shot a round of 63 with nine birdies, while Mahan carded a 64 and Lovelady a 65. Brittany Lincicome's eagle and five birdies weren't enough to see her into the final stages of the PGA Tour Barbasol Championship , where the stage was s...

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  • Tiger Woods moves into share of lead at British Open
Tiger Woods moves into share of lead at British Open

I didn't want to drop that last shot. Tiger Woods had charged into the solo lead in the final round of the British Open before hitting into a fairway bunker at the par-4 10th at Carnoustie. "The grass grabbed the shaft on both of them", Woods told NBC after his round. Tommy Fleetwood-inspired British hooligans take shifts throughout the nig...

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  • Ireland women take sixth at Rugby World Cup Sevens
Ireland women take sixth at Rugby World Cup Sevens

Sarah Goss said the match had been defined by her team's ability to control possession. New Zealand failed to convert any of the three first half tries to Blyde, Portia Woodman and Tyla Nathan-Wong but still took a dominant 15-0 lead into the break.

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  • Watch Zach Johnson drain a mammoth eagle putt at the British Open
Watch Zach Johnson drain a mammoth eagle putt at the British Open

The three of them are 9-under after Spieth's sterling third-round 65, Schauffele's 67 and Kisner's 68 on a day when Carnoustie went from Car-nasty to Carn-come-and-get-me thanks to benign, windless conditions. Woods, who is playing in his 12th tournament this year after missing most of the past two seasons due to four back surgeries, opened the t...

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  • Trevor Noah Criticises French Ambassador — FIFA Joke Controversy
Trevor Noah Criticises French Ambassador — FIFA Joke Controversy

In this September 29, 2015, file photo, Trevor Noah appears during a taping of " The Daily Show ", on Comedy Central, in New York City. France beat the first-time finalist Croatia 4-2, but Croatia had won hearts. They claimed their love of France. "But they're French! They're French", said Obama during a speech in South Africa to commemorate ...

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  • Jürgen Klopp responds to hypocrisy claims: I changed my opinion on spending
Jürgen Klopp responds to hypocrisy claims: I changed my opinion on spending

In an exclusive with the Guardian , Keita went on to reveal "It's true to say that there were other teams involved like the ones you mentioned". I couldn't imagine the world would change like that two and a half years ago. "Whatever people say and bring it up again and again, I have had worse days in my life and worse things happen to me. I am fin...

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  • Nikola Kalinic confirms he turned down Croatia World Cup finalist medal
Nikola Kalinic confirms he turned down Croatia World Cup finalist medal

Kalinic could not be replaced on the squad, meaning Croatia played the rest of the tournament with 22 players. He was offered a second-place medal but told Sportske Novosti . The Blazers boss Dalic was bitter with the attitude put out by the former Blackburn player, having encountered a similar incident against Brazil in a pre-World Cup game and i...

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  • Nuggets Draft Pick Michael Porter Jr. Has Another Back Surgery
Nuggets Draft Pick Michael Porter Jr. Has Another Back Surgery

The team has not given any indication as to when it expects him to be ready to play, but a Nuggets spokesperson told NBA.com an update on Porter's health would be given by the team's medical staff soon. Porter signed a rookie contract earlier this month, which will pay him roughly $2.9 million in 2018-19. Michael Porter Jr . fell in the NBA Dra...

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  • McIlroy loses ground with tough finish at British Open
McIlroy loses ground with tough finish at British Open

While Sharma played an even par round, many other players were wreaking havoc on the normally unforgiving Carnoustie Links, but none evoked greater interest than Tiger Woods who rolled back the years with a sensational six birdies in the third round.

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  • Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 5th ODI: Dominant Pakistan eye series clean sweep
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 5th ODI: Dominant Pakistan eye series clean sweep

After breaking a couple of records in the fourth One Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe , the explosive batsman has registered another record to his name. This is the most number of runs by any batsman in ODI history without getting dismissed. The previous record of highest opening stands in ODIs is unbeaten 228 and Zaman and ul-Haq surpas...

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  • Intelligence chief says on-stage laugh not meant as disrespect to Trump
Intelligence chief says on-stage laugh not meant as disrespect to Trump

Other GOP officials struggled to reconcile their aggressive Charlottesville response and their silence on Putin, but had little appetite for condemning the Republican president. Removal of USA forces on the ground, now about 2,200, is seen as reducing whatever leverage the United States has to press both Russian Federation and Iran.

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  • British Open: Big questions heading into Sunday
British Open: Big questions heading into Sunday

But it was significant nonetheless. His round matched the 64 shot by American Steve Stricker and South African Richard Green in 2007, but fell short of Branden Grace's Major record of 62, which the South African recorded at The Open previous year at Royal Birkdale.

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  • Spelling it out: War of words over US-Russia relations
Spelling it out: War of words over US-Russia relations

Clinton beat Trump by almost 3m ballots in the popular vote in 2016, but lost in the electoral college. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday of the proposed Russian questioning, "That's not going to happen". The president was asked what he said to Putin, and he replied that he was "very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling". "...

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