Housemates Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner top bunched British Open leaderboard; Tiger Woods 6 back

Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner are more than just housemates this week. They share the lead in the British Open. Johnson, whose name already is on the claret jug from his playoff victory at St. Andrews three years ago, holed a 30-foot birdie putt Friday on the 18th hole at Carnoustie for a 4-under 67 just as the rain was starting to end. Kisner would have loved a finish like that. Instead, his 8-iron floated out of the rough, bounced in front of Barry Burn and caromed off the rock…

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2018 British Open: World’s top 2 players, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, miss cut

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – So much for Dustin Johnson being the favorite to win the 147th British Open. The World No. 1 won’t be here for the final 36 holes. Neither will No. 2 Justin Thomas. Ditto for Jon Rahm, the world’s fifth-best player. Those three heavyweights exited stage left after missing the cut. Neither Johnson nor Thomas hung around long enough to express their feelings, but Thomas later shared his thoughts on Twitter: “Gonna figure out this tournament one of these years! Absolutely love @TheOpen and links golf, just have…

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Cut Down: 3 of Top 5 Players to Miss Weekend at British Open

Justin Rose of England finishes the second round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Friday July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super) The Associated Press By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Writer CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose made his only birdie of the day when he needed it the most, sinking an 18-footer on the final hole to make the cut Friday in the British Open. Other top players weren't as fortunate. Three of the world's top five players missed the cut, including top-ranked Dustin Johnson and No.…

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles top selling player for all merchandise sales, according to NFLPA

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was the top-ranking player in the NFL in all merchandise sales from March to May, according to the quarterly sales ranking released by the NFL Players Association on Thursday. The Super Bowl-winning MVP beat New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the player Foles replaced, Carson Wentz, to top the list across all product categories. Top-selling NFL players 1. Nick Foles, Eagles 2. Tom Brady, Patriots 3. Carson Wentz, Eagles 4. Saquon Barkley, Giants 5. Dak Prescott, Cowboys 6. Aaron Rodgers, Packers 7. Ezekiel Elliott,…

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Root soars to second spot, Kuldeep breaks into top ten in ODI rankings

ICC RANKINGS Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018, 07:23 PM Root hit two hundreds in the three-match ODI series versus India. © Getty Joe Root‘s new-found ODI form, that included two match-winning centuries in the three matches against India, has benefited him with a career-best second spot on the ICC ODI rankings. His England counterparts, Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan too moved up the charts to the 19th and 22nd spots respectively. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, may have lost his first bilateral ODI series as a…

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Portland Trail Blazers top Los Angeles Lakers for summer league title

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73 in a rematch of last year’s summer league title game to cap a perfect 7-0 run in Las Vegas. Lakers guard Josh Hart, averaging 24.2 points over six games, was named Las Vegas Summer League MVP. He played so well that Lakers president Magic Johnson said he is forcing his way into the conversation for a starting spot this fall. With Tuesday’s win, the Blazers joined the 2013 Golden State Warriors and 2016 Chicago Bulls as the only teams to…

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Cutting losses, reviving domestic T20 tournament top of Moroe’s agenda

Minimising losses in the 2019-2022 cycle, and delivering a successful domestic twenty-over competition are top of the agenda for new Cricket South Africa CEO Thabang Moroe as he begins a three-year term. Moroe, who had been served in an acting capacity since September last year, was confirmed in a permanent capacity on Monday evening, and in a wide-ranging first press briefing, outlined the financial goals he needs to meet to ensure CSA’s success. “The one mandate was to make sure the next four-year cycle, which is in a loss-making cycle…

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Serena Williams returns to world’s top 30 after reaching Wimbledon final

Kerber had lost to Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon final Serena Williams has returned to the world’s top 30 after reaching the Wimbledon final. The American, 36, has risen 153 places to 28th despite losing to Angelique Kerber in only her fourth tournament since giving birth 10 months ago. However, Britain’s Johanna Konta has dropped to 50th in the WTA rankings. The 27-year-old reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon last year and was ranked as high as fourth in the world immediately afterwards. But she came into this year’s tournament ranked…

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Kevin Anderson Cracks Top 5, Reaches Another New Career-High; Djokovic Returns To Top 10 | ATP World Tour

No. 5 Kevin Anderson, +3On the back of his maiden Wimbledon final, the 32-year-old South African cracks the Top 5 for the first time and celebrates a new career-high ATP Ranking. Anderson’s Top 5 debut also continues his steady climb up the ATP Rankings. Before 2018, the 6’8” right-hander had spent exactly one week in the Top 10 – 12 October 2015, just after advancing to his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at the US Open. But this season, Anderson re-joined the Top 10 on 19 February and has made himself…

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Hanfmann Makes Top 100 Debut With Braunschweig Title | ATP World Tour

To say it was a dream week for Yannick Hanfmann would be an understatement. First, he captured the biggest title of his career. On Saturday, the 26-year-old lifted the trophy on home soil, prevailing at the award-winning Sparkassen Open in Braunschweig, Germany. It was his third ATP Challenger Tour crown and second of the year. Then, on Monday, the long-awaited Top 100 breakthrough will arrive. Hanfmann’s victory at the €127,000 event sees him vault 13 spots to a career-high No. 99 in the ATP Rankings. Two years ago, the German…

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