Author: 0 The Open: Rory McIlroy's first-round fightback inspired by caddie

He said the turnaround had stemmed from "a couple of little mental thoughts" and "a couple of little keys", something "very simple but obviously quite effective over the last 27 holes". But if Fitzgerald's tough love was the turning point, it may be McIlroy's own internal dialogue that saved his title chances. The four-time major victor arrived at Royal Birkdale after having failed to make the cut in three of his past four competitions, and got off to a miserable start with bogeys at five of ...

Author: 0 When a scolding from caddie Fitzgerald pumped up Rory

McIlroy remains in hot pursuit after continuing his spectacular fightback with a superb 68. McIlroy fell out the blocks and was quickly 4-over par for his opening five holes at Royal Birkdale. It definitely helped. It kept me positive. You can play 10 different shots from the middle of the fairway and I think that's so cool. The weather felt like it was going to be a lot worse on Friday afternoon, but the heavy wind on Friday morning actually meant that it was the tougher side of the draw ...

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka share the early lead at the British Open

And he did it in atrocious conditions for golf . Here's a look at some of Spieth's highlights from the first round. The world number three is in a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard with fellow Americans Brooks Koepka , the US Open champion, and Matt Kuchar , but there are plenty of players under par and Spieth, a two-time major victor, knows there is a long way to go yet.

Sport Loose Alexandre Lacazette touch provokes inevitable reaction from Manchester United fans
Author: 0 Loose Alexandre Lacazette touch provokes inevitable reaction from Manchester United fans

However, the 24-year-old has 53 goals in 110 Premier League games, and once he continues that scoring rate, Jose Mourinho and United fans won't mind a few stray touches here or there. There are no better players to emulate at Old Trafford than Nistelrooy for Lukaku, and he will do well to take his candid advice if he wants to be successful at The Theatre of Dreams.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy trying to overcome odds at British Open

Pre-tournament pick, Ian Poulter , made the very early running but he was soon hauled in by world number three, Spieth, whose iron-play and putting was superb. Oddsmakers have him at 20-1 to win this week, meaning he's in the unfamiliar position of being a relative longshot. "Anytime you put something on the line like that, I get up for it", he said.

Sport Tony Pulis ruled out Kieran Gibbs move
Author: 0 Tony Pulis ruled out Kieran Gibbs move

However, speaking after Albion's 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League Asia Trophy, Pulis admitted that his club will move on to other targets. "Let's hope he is for a couple of years". Gibbs only played 11 times in the Premier League last season and, heading into a World Cup year, the defender knows he needs to be featuring regularly to have any chance of representing the Three Lions in Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Cavs reportedly looking to sign Derrick Rose

But he and the Knicks parted ways three weeks ago. If Derrick Rose and the Cavaliers were to come to an agreement, would it scare the Warriors? But the 28-year-old guard battled nagging back injuries before a partially torn meniscus in early April shut a fruitless Knicks season down.

Sport Batshuayi scores twice as Chelsea beat Arsenal in China
Author: 0 Batshuayi scores twice as Chelsea beat Arsenal in China

Several young members of the touring squad suffered a tough experience against their Premier League rivals, while more experienced heads also found the going hard in the Far East. He was replaced by Jeremie Boga . The Gunners were taught a good football lesson by the Blues who are still battling with the pains of their FA Cup defeat last season .

Author: 0 The JMP Securities Upgrades Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) to Outperform

The firm presently has a $14.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust's stock. According to Zacks, "Medical Properties Trust, a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities".

Sport Arsenal and Tottenham ready to swoop for Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho
Author: 0 Arsenal and Tottenham ready to swoop for Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho

Officials at the Etihad Stadium have reportedly been left reeling after contract talks broke down with the 17-year-old, who was voted the best player at this summer's European Under-17 Championship. If Sancho were to leave this summer then City would be due between £3m and £4m in compensation. He also played a key role for the City youth setup last season, scoring 20 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions.

Author: 0 British Open: Roaring Rory McIlroy on the move at Birkdale

Such has been the interest in this enthralling championship that the R&A know already that the previous record crowd of 231,000 for an Open outside St Andrews - set at Royal Liverpool in 2006 - will be broken. Writing after his performance in Southport , Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck noted: "When Justin Rose [.] holed an impossible wedge shot for birdie on the 72nd hole, the roar shook Birkdale and all of golf".

Author: 0 Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku targeting further improvement against Real Madrid

Romelu Lukaku should not be compared to Lionel Messi but will be a highly successful signing for Manchester United , according to Kevin De Bruyne , his Belgium team-mate. Images of both club badges beamed onto the pitch with a Manchester worker bee continued were a first, while the lights were dimmed as the teams walked out.

Sport Kuchar takes Open lead with two early birdies
Author: 0 Kuchar takes Open lead with two early birdies

Spieth's game is in a better place than world number one Johnson, who sat out the Masters with a back injury and missed the cut in last month's US Open at Erin Hills. Five-times major tournament victor Phil Mickelson looks set to miss the cut after a shooting four straight bogeys after the turn to leave him nine over-par.

Author: 0 De Bruyne backs Lukaku to succeed at Man United

However, Manchester United completed a surprise transfer swoop to sign the Belgium global in a £75m deal ahead of their title rivals. Like I said before, I am happy here so nothing news [wise]. Many United fans were quick to draw attention to it. United, who have already played two games in the USA against Major League Soccer clubs LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, will play another four pre-season contests against Real Madrid , Barcelona, Valerenga and Sampdoria.

Sport 5-Year-Old Whose Viral Reaction to Getting a New Heart Dies
Author: 0 5-Year-Old Whose Viral Reaction to Getting a New Heart Dies

Shultz's heart syndrome was discovered when his mother was 18 weeks pregnant with him. The news comes on the heels of the Mike and Erica Schultz revealing on their family blog , Echo of Hope , that Ari had been admitted to Boston Children's Hospital's emergency department and placed on life support.

Author: 0 Derrick Rose talking to two teams: LA Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers

Honestly, this is arguably the best trade that the Chicago Bulls have made in recent years. The Utah Jazz signed big man Eric Griffin to a two-way contract Thursday. His season ended April 2 after a left knee injury that required the fourth knee surgery of his nine-year National Basketball Association career. He has battled significant knee injuries since 2012.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy roars into Open contention

I've chipped and putted it really well the last two days, I'm just not striking it that well with the irons", confessed the world number one. "I just had to turn it around". But having said that, digging myself out of the run of bogeys on the back nine, is something I am proud of. It's easier to trust that whenever I am facing a shot with a mid iron with a heavy crosswind.

Sport Lakers meet with Derrick Rose, Ian Clark on Thursday
Author: 0 Lakers meet with Derrick Rose, Ian Clark on Thursday

That report, which came from USA Today's Sam Amick , indicates that the Bulls have spoken to Rose's agent B.J. Armstrong, and that they are one of three teams in the mix to sign him. Could Derrick Rose actually make a return to the Chicago Bulls? The one-time MVP put up decent stats (averaging 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists), but lived up to his reputation as a ball-dominant volume shooter.

Sport Cavs on verge of hiring Altman as new GM
Author: 0 Cavs on verge of hiring Altman as new GM

His deal is being finalized and will be announced in the next few days, said the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. The 34-year-old Altman would join Milwaukee Bucks GM Jon Horst as the NBA's youngest executives. Altman gives the Cavaliers instant credibility around the National Basketball Association on an operations and deal-making front, but his undertaking is massive: Handle Kyrie Irving's trade ...

Author: 0 Spieth out in front in British Open

Poulter can draw on his last time at Royal Birkdale , though the circumstances were slightly different. The conditions meant Spieth finished as one of barely more than a handful of players to break par today. His advantage was back to one after a bogey on 14, but a bounce-back eagle extended his lead to three before a three-putt bogey on 16 gave his chasers hope.

Author: 0 Harmanpreet Kaur, Shah Rukh Khan involved in glorious Twitter conversation

In an interview to The Hindu , she described Harmanpreet Kaur , who scored an unbeaten 171 off 115 balls against Australia in the semifinals, as a big match player. For Harmanpreet and her sister, their father-the 52-year-old Harmandar Singh-has been a role model. "But today he is able to realise his dream through his daughter", she said.

Author: 0 An All-American start to the British Open

Nevertheless, with the projected cut standing at four-over, Schwartzel remains hopeful of making the weekend, as does world number one Dustin Johnson , who is three-over after a 72. He's a amusing guy. "I think it's the best kind of golf you can play", said the American, who cut his pro teeth on the European circuit. "But I need a cautious voice out there, sometimes I get myself into problems when I'm trying to force something".

Author: 0 Harmanpreet Kaur a big-match player, says Shubhangi

This incredible knock would be regarded as one of the best knocks in a World Cup. The 28-year old's performance led India cricket coach Ravi Shastri and experts like Harsha Bhogle, Alan Wilkins and Ayaz Memon to compare her innings to the 175 scored by India's World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev against Zimbabwe in the 1983 edition.

Sport Open leader Spieth: I would have gladly stayed on the couch
Author: 0 Open leader Spieth: I would have gladly stayed on the couch

After missing his par, Casey went on to drop another shot at the next hole when he skirted a short putt past the hole. Royal Birkdale was much more kind than it was nine years ago in raging wind and rain. He wasn't all about making a fashion statement. Koepka didn't seem to miss a beat from his four-shot victory at Erin Hills, even if he barely touched a club.