The Open 2018 – LIVE: Latest scores, leaderboard, news and updates from First Round at Carnoustie

The Open Championship is upon us once again. The oldest tournament in golf returns to Carnoustie, one of the most fearsome courses on the rotation, for what promises to be a true test of the golfing elite. The weather won’t help either. After a hot summer the Angus course is baked to a crisp giving even the tour’s shortest hitters a chance to blast their way around this week. But watch out for those fairway bunkers. World number one Dustin Johnson, defending champion Jordan Spieth and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy…

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England cricket news: James Vince to replace injured Jason Roy for ODI | Cricket | Sport

Roy sustained a “jarred” little finger on his right hand when dropping a fierce blow from Suresh Raina in Saturday’s series-levelling victory at Lord’s. And with England sources yesterday suggesting the opener was “70-30” not to play in the final match of three, Vince is in line to be drafted in as his replacement for his first ODI since 2016 in Bangladesh. Vince, who was dropped earlier this summer after disappointing returns in Australia and New Zealand, could be considered fortunate to get the call despite being in impressive form…

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NBA summer league – Rookies, buzz, news, rumors and more

The NBA summer league in Las Vegas isn’t just an opportunity for the league’s rookies to get experience playing the professional game and players on the fringe of the NBA to earn their way onto rosters. It’s also the closest the league gets to an industry convention, bringing together coaches and executives from all 30 teams to talk shop at a point when the dust is settling on free agency. Here’s a sampling of what those figures were discussing over the past week in the stands, concourses and the schmooze…

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Cricket news: James Taylor lands new role with ECB as England selector | Cricket | Sport

Taylor, 28, the former Test batsman, who was forced to retire in 2016 after he was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition, forms a three-man panel alongside chief selector Ed Smith and head coach Trevor Bayliss. And England hope to tap into his knowledge of the county scene in order to identify the next big stars. Taylor’s appointment, as the ‘independent full time selector’, is another excursion from the traditional route. Mick Newell, his former boss at Nottinghamshire, steps down after a four year spell in the role in order…

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England cricket news: Joe Root not changing 50-over style | Cricket | Sport

England’s Test captain was dropped for the final T20 against India in Bristol on Sunday – a decision he understood even if it was one which he said was “difficult” to take. Yet ahead of today’s ODI series opener against India at Trent Bridge, Root insisted it was important he does not go searching for boundaries in an effort to regain his place. He said: “You’ve got to always try to stay true to yourself. There’s always an element of trying to expand your game and develop certain areas. “But…

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England cricket news: Mark Wood ‘gunning’ to bowl at Virat Kohli | Cricket | Sport

Wood is fit and firing after being rested for the recent T20 series against Kohli’s men, which England lost 2-1. But Wood is aiming to help Eoin Morgan’s team reverse their fortunes in the three-match ODI series by bringing Kohli to his knees. India’s captain has a poor record against England in England, averaging just 32 in ODIs and 13 in Tests compared to his career marks of 58 and 53 in each respective format. And Wood is hoping he can continue his knack of picking up big wickets when…

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England Cricket news: Coach justifies Joe Root drop decision | Cricket | Sport

Farbrace, England’s assistant coach, also believes the hard-nosed manner in which Root was axed by limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan will help the Yorkshireman develop a more ruthless streak when it comes to his captaincy of the Test team. Root was dropped by England for the first time in nearly five years when he made way for returning of all-rounder Ben Stokes in Bristol on Sunday following a run of seven innings without a half-century. Not since the final Test of the 2013-14 Ashes series in Sydney has Root suffered such…

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Job vacancy: News Writer, Cycling Weekly

We’re looking for a news writer to join the team at Cycling Weekly – part of TI Media – based in Farnborough, Hampshire We’re looking for a news writer to join the team at Cycling Weekly based in Farnborough, Hampshire. Cycling Weekly is part of TI Media. TI Media is a leading content company that engages millions of consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. By combining our distinctive content with our proprietary data and people-based targeting, we offer highly differentiated end-to-end solutions to marketers across…

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Eight anti-doping tests per day, security beefed up – Tour de France news shorts

The UCI-funded Cycling-Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) and the Agence Française de Lutte contre le Dopage (AFLD) – the national anti-doping organisation of France – have announced that eight riders will face anti-doping tests on each day of the 2018 Tour de France, with some controls done early in the morning or late at night to limit the window of opportunity for possible micro-dosing. Related Articles As per tradition, riders underwent a pre-race blood test on Thursday morning. Many probably faced pre-race tests as part of the UCI Athlete Biological Passport programme. During the…

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Good News: Gardner Returns. Bad News: Yankees Still Fall to Rays.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brett Gardner, after returning to the lineup for the first time in a week, had his right knee packed in ice late Friday night. But that wasn’t the only sore spot for the Yankees left fielder. Gardner was peeved after grounding into a game-ending double play that prevented Aaron Judge from coming to the plate and that sealed a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. When Gardner grounded a full-count sinker from Sergio Romo up the middle, shortstop Willy Adames gloved the ball, stepped on…

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