Month: July 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Phil Mickelson received a crystal award Tuesday at The Open Championship. One of the hallmarks of Mickelson’s career is playing for so long at a consistently high level, and the Official World Golf Ranking board honored him for a feat that might be as remarkable as his 47 wins worldwide or
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The absence of eight Crusaders players could weaken New Zealand for their Rugby Championship opener in Argentina but the replacements have a golden opportunity to stake their claim for a permanent place, All Blacks hooker Dane Coles said on Monday. The Crusaders beat Argentine side Jaguares to claim a 10th Super Rugby title earlier this
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Bellator MMA announced in April the creation of a 16-fighter featherweight grand prix tournament, and on Monday the promotion explained the first-round matchups. Division champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, who also holds Bellator’s lightweight belt, will defend his title against rising star Juan Archuleta (23-1) on Sept. 28 in Los Angeles. Freire has won four in
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2:11 PM BST ESPN staff South Africa have been dealt a blow ahead of their Rugby Championship opener against Australia at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday, with Aphiwe Dyantyi having been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Dyatyi sustained the injury during training on Friday. The Springboks star, who won the World Rugby
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The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Andre Burakovsky to a one-year contract. TSN reports that the deal is for $3.25 million. The restricted free agent was acquired from the Washington Capitals on June 28 for forward Scott Kosmachuk and a second-round and third-round pick in the 2020 draft. Burakovsky, 24, signed a two-year, $6 million
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Six-time major winner Boris Becker has said that tennis must “wake up to the greatness” of Novak Djokovic following his 16th Grand Slam title win at Wimbledon on Sunday. World No.1 Djokovic, 32, defeated Swiss great Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) to win his fifth title at the All England
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Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani will undergo extra fitness work away from England’s second World Cup training camp. Cipriani will do specialised strength and conditioning work off site, along with flanker Sam Underhill and fullback Anthony Watson. Head coach Eddie Jones has called up 40 players for the training camp in Bristol, including Mike Brown, Alec
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MOSCOW — Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has signed a one-year deal in the Kontinental Hockey League as he sits out the final months of his NHL suspension. Russian KHL club Avangard Omsk says it has signed Voynov to a one-year deal. His NHL suspension, imposed after the league determined he committed acts
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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Former Open champion and Portrush resident Darren Clarke will hit the first tee shot to start The Open early Thursday morning as the tournament comes to Northern Ireland for just the second time. Clarke, who won The Open in 2011 at Royal St. George’s, is among three major champions in the
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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Phil Mickelson decided to take drastic action in regard to his poor play of late by fasting for six days and losing 15 pounds. The five-time major champion who won The Open at Muirfield in 2013, has been on a run of poor form since winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National
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