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McIlroy just survives cut, Day signs for wrong score

Rory McIlroy almost missed the cut at the Travelers Championship on Friday after his foot slipped while playing his approach shot to the final hole, leading to an unexpected bogey in Cromwell, Connecticut.

But while the Northern Irishman eventually advanced to the weekend without a stroke to spare, another former …

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Renault vow to back Palmer during 'tough period'

Despite colliding with the barriers during Friday's second practice session ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Jolyon Palmer has the backing of his team according to Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul.

Palmer's hopes of building his confidence ahead of Sunday's street-circuit race in Baku were dented in Friday's evening session …

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Thompson wins Jamaican 100m title with year-best time

Jamaica's Olympic champion sprinter Elaine Thompson defended her national 100 meters title in Kingston on Friday with a world leading time of 10.71 seconds.

Thompson, who completed a stunning Olympic 100 and 200m double at Rio, recovered from a moderate start to rein in training partner Christania Williams and …

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Carlos Moya: 'Nadal will be at his best level at Wimbledon'

Rafael Nadal's preparation for Wimbledon will continue directly in London already on Monday.

Then on Wednesday and Friday Rafa will play two matches in the Hurlingham exhibition event that will also feature Milos Raonic, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Lucas Pouille and Tommy Haas.

On the decision to …

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Arsenal hopeful of landing Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette with £44m bid

Arsenal are hopeful of securing the highly rated France striker Alexandre Lacazette after lodging a club record bid worth £44m, a fee likely to prove acceptable to Lyon and spark a flurry of knock-on movement in the transfer market.

A number of teams had registered an interest in Lacazette, who …

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Morris the spark as SA steal three-run win

🔰 South Africa 174 for 8 (de Villiers 46, Curran 3-33) beat England 171 for 6 (Roy 67, Morris 2-18) by three runs

The dismissal of Jason Roy, given out for obstructing the field, changed the course of a game that England appeared to have won and saw South Africa level …

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