But four birdies coming home dragged him back to one over, six behind the lead set by American trio Jordan Spieth, US Open champion Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar , and with the weather set to worsen on Friday the 28-year-old Northern Irishman is confident he can turn things around.
They had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and Charl Schwartzel on a day that started nasty and ended with 39 players breaking par. But JP kept me positive out there, so that was very much appreciated. "I$3 was really happy with my performance last week at the Scottish Open", he said, having finished joint-fourth there. "And I felt that out there today, just because of the lack of self-belief I had going out".
And I don't think the feeling for him [towards Madrid] is very, very good. Senior figures at United have been confident in their ability to keep the Madrid-born De Gea, believing that Real lack the finances this summer to launch a bid. Mourinho still hopes to add a further two players to his squad before the end of the summer transfer window, despite describing the market as "very hard".
At five-over, Spieth and Koepka were expected to confront the worst of deteriorating weather later in the afternoon, leaving Kuchar well placed to be the halfway leader. Poulter, seeking to become the first Englishman to win the British Open since Nick Faldo at Muirfield in 1992, also handled the tough conditions with aplomb as he shot 70.
The trio finished a shot ahead of England's Paul Casey and South African Charl Schwartzel. Justin Thomas , sporting a classic collar-and-tie, produced golf to complement his stylish outfit and an eagle at the 17th lifted him alongside Poulter , and they were later joined by English journeyman Richard Bland, rising Canadian star Austin Connelly, Charley Hoffman and Rafa Cabrera Bello.
It was his first missed cut at an Open since 2012. Five of the past six winners have been 39 or older and so what better time and place for Kuchar, who has won $40 million on tour, to shed his tag as highest earner without a major. England's Ian Poulter , runner-up in the 2008 Open on this course , Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Americans Justin Thomas and Charley Hoffman were among a group of players a stroke further back following rounds of 67.
With American Jordan Spieth the clubhouse leader on -6 the cut was set at +5. Often one half of the draw - early or late starters on the first two days - suffers more than the other. "It won't stop me from trying to win it, though". Spieth will be paired Saturday with Kuchar, a Ryder Cup teammate who hasn't won a major in 46 tries.
The Cavaliers can only offer Rose the $2.5 million remaining on their midlevel exception or a minimum contract of $2.1 million. Despite the solid numbers last season, drama once again found its way to Rose. Major injuries to the knees have ended the careers of numerous National Basketball Association players in the past. Rose's patience may have paid off if the rumored team he's deep in contract discussions with signs him.
Froome is feeling confident after coming through two tough Alpine stages and knowing that he is a better time-trialist than the only two riders still in contention to beat him - Romain Bardet and Rigoberto Uran . He said, "I was in poor health and I paid for it, in cash". "The tactic was for a three-week race, just chipping away and not trying to blow the race apart on one stage".
No.10 batsman Anya Shrubsole struck her first ball for four to propel England over the winning line by two wickets with two deliveries remaining. The ICC Women's World Cup 2017 final between India vs England will be played on 23 July, 2017 at Lord's Cricket Ground.
According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski at ESPN , Kyrie Irving wants to be traded to the San Antonio Spurs . The news came out of nowhere, shocking everyone in the National Basketball Association world, including even LeBron James , who according to Windhorst's report , was "blindsided" by the news.
LeBron has constantly clamored for his team to acquire more scoring threats, and Rose is certainly that. The idea of the Cavaliers adding Rose on a team-friendly deal to pair him with LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love makes sense.
Hurricanes players Nehe Milner-Skudder and Brad Shields said they were moved and inspired by Lealiifano's recovery and return to rugby. "I've seen him build himself back up, I've seen him go through some really hard times and I've seen him push himself beyond breaking at times to get right for this", he said.
Then he turned in a gritty 68 on Friday to get within five shots of Jordan Spieth - with just a handful of players in between - in a tournament that is still there for the taking. However, the Northern Irishman was in stunning form on the back nine, making birdies at the 11th, 15th, 17th and 18th to leave him just one-over going into Friday's play.
Being tied for 58th isn't great, but it's better than where he appeared headed and keeping a good attitude may have been the key to his recovery. "A second Open Championship isn't going to change my life, but I'm still as ambitious now as I was starting off my career, if not more so now because I know what I've achieved and I know what I can achieve".
Jim Furyk shot a record 58 previous year in the Travelers Championship in CT and is one of eight players to shoot 59. Even so, he hasn't finished higher than 30th in the other three British Opens he has played. And then along came Johnson, rising to No. 1 in the world in February and leaving everyone well behind. McIlroy and Day haven't won at all. Tommy Fleetwood called for The Open to be played at Royal Birkdale more often as the Southport links attracts the "best crowds".
The performance timeline of Westwood, with his 18 top-10 finishes in majors, including six in the last eight Masters , without a win, is a case study in the wonder of sustained excellence combined with the horror of nearly. Spieth was still out there, drawing on his experience from 12 months ago when he played through "sheets of sideways rain" on Friday afternoon at Royal Troon .
Rose also has met with the Los Angeles Lakers in their quest to land a point guard. LeBron has constantly clamored for his team to acquire more scoring threats, and Rose is certainly that. Knee injuries have been an issue for Rose throughout his career. He even tore his ACL in his left knee in 2012 NBA Playoffs that needed surgery. Still, most players would probably prefer joining a top contender such as Cleveland or Golden State with an immediate shot to win the title.
The golfing world has grown accustomed to the Spieth highlight reel that is sprinkled with magical moments of brilliance. The two-time major victor got off to a good start in search of the third leg of the career grand slam with a 5-under-par 65 at Royal Birkdale to grab a share of the early lead in the oldest championship in golf.
The Knicks are seeking a trade partner for 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony , who is close friends with James . He averaged 25.2 points, 5.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds a game, and again paired with LeBron James to form one of the most fearsome tandems in the league.
Birdies on the first, third and sixth - the toughest hole on the course where he knocked his approach to little more than a metre - had McIlroy at two-under for the championship. McIlroy posted a 68 and was at 1-under 139, only five shots behind with only five players in front of him. The back nine is playing really, really hard.
The baby-faced Texan, all of 23 years young, belies his youthfulness with a hard-nosed toughness, mental and physical, and he is a man on a mission this week. "I'm always more nervous playing in these four tournaments than anything else and I felt that today was because of the lack of self-belief I had". "I'd rather have them all in one week and none in the next".
Not only does Anthony have the Cavaliers on his short list, but as ESPN's Chris Haynes reported , the Knicks are on Irving's list of preferred landing spots as well. While speaking with Sports Illustrated , Irving said the Cavaliers are in "a peculiar place ". Star big man Kristaps Porzingis was reportedly on the trade block before Phil Jackson stepped down as Knicks team president.
A day after the final mountain test, the organisers threw the longest stage of the entire Tour at the riders as they rode 222.5km from Embrun. With Sunday's stage into Paris traditionally a procession, Froome will be able to celebrate on the roads into the capital as he lead grew to 54 seconds over former team-mate Rigoberto Uran .
Jordan Spieth , who added a 69 to his opening round 65 and was at 6-under-134. Now he's on the short list of best players to have never won a major. And it is living up to its reputation early in the first round of the 146th version of the major championship.
The runaway chip leader is Scott Blumstein with 226,450,000, or just under two-thirds of the chips in play. The closest competitor to the Top Two was Benjamin Pollok, whose own mountain of 35.175 million chips looked monstrous until compared to Blumstein and Hesp.
The deal to take the 30-year-old stopper to the Riverside is expected to be worth somewhere in the region of £4.5m, as the newly relegated side look to bounce straight back under the new management of ex-Leeds boss Garry Monk. He broke the club's transfer record this week to land striker Britt Assombalonga in a £15miilion deal from Nottingham Forest . The club are joint-favourites for the Championship this season along with Aston Villa, so Randolph will be eager to make a swift return to ...
Given that he is only in the tournament because he came through final-qualifying at Woburn on July 4, it should nearly come as a surprise that the Englishman is lying third in the third major of the year. The last seven majors have produced first-time winners, Casey and Poulter are just hoping the trend continues. 'Birkdale nine years ago felt pretty good on Sunday afternoon and it felt just as good today.
A month ago, they were in trade discussions for Jimmy Butler and Paul George , as they worked toward complicated multi-team scenarios that would have involved moving Kevin Love . The rest of the roster would be filled out with veterans and shooters who could complement the trio. After all, he has finally developed into a bona fide superstar following three tough seasons following James' departure to Miami in 2010.
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Overnight rains softened up Royal Birkdale and after a harsh day on Friday, the winds also dropped to be nearly inconsequential. On setting the record: "I had no idea whatsoever it was the lowest at all". Well, Johnny was pretty complimentary of Grace's 62 and didn't exactly rip it (how could he?!) when NBC went to the tower for his comments. "And I was like, 'what are you talking about?'" "Obviously now", Grace said, "it makes the day even sweeter".
A Carmelo Anthony trade with the Knicks creates the same questions - 'Melo wants to be a Cavalier , but would he and a young player ( Frank Ntilikina or Willy Hernangomez ) going to make the Cavaliers better. The Cavs have been in flux ever since the team and former general manager David Griffin jointly announced June 19 that he would not be returning to the team next season.
Only 22 km realistically stands between Chris Froome and a third consecutive Tour de France triumph but the British rider says he can not rest easy. "I'm happy to get through, also better than in previous years - I've always struggled (in the Alps) so it's nice to get that one out of the way now".
If he doesn't get it done by then, then it could look very one-sided. We're going to have a knock in the gym'. We've been communicating, but everything is just rumors until I see it. "It's not what people think", said Malignaggi. He's clearly got a few surprises up his sleeve, and that's why someone with the boxing brain and experience of Malignaggi will be a huge help.
This course has a lot of crosswinds, so it's tough to judge how far the ball is going to fly depending on what shot you play. Midway through the opening day at The Open and a pair of U.S. He started well, making par on the first three holes and then making back-to-back birdies. "After taking four weeks off, it's nice to get back inside the ropes and finally get those competitive juices flowing".