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Author: 0 Froome on course for fourth title despite rival's gain

The only crumb of comfort for those desiring the yellow jersey Chris Froome will nearly certainly wear to Sunday's prize-giving in Paris is that the British rider says winning the Tour de France is getting harder. Such a close race has called for an entirely different approach from Froome. "I've seen a couple of comments saying this is a tiresome win - this is anything but", said Hayles.

Sports Derrick Rose, Cavaliers discussing one-year deal
Author: 0 Derrick Rose, Cavaliers discussing one-year deal

In terms of money, which the Cavaliers can't afford to spend a lot of, Rose is probably being offered a minimum deal. Major injuries to the knees have ended the careers of numerous National Basketball Association players in the past. Williams played for the Memphis Grizzlies last season, and he was a free-agent this summer. Two options stand above all others as safe bets for the point guard: the Bulls and the Knicks.

Sports McGregor's message to Mayweather, Bisping calls out St-Pierre, Rockhold talks
Author: 0 McGregor's message to Mayweather, Bisping calls out St-Pierre, Rockhold talks

Paulie will have a better idea than anyone as to what will happen on August 26th after he gets an inside view as to what Conor is going to bring, so his pre-fight analysis will be interesting for sure. He's got a game plan. "Eight rounds, good work". "I think (he's) definitively an underdog, but he has a method to what he's doing and he has a thinking process behind it".

Sports Kuchar preparations had him ready for Birkdale test
Author: 0 Kuchar preparations had him ready for Birkdale test

I love playing in the wind". And I can't wait. And I'm excited for this weekend. The Englishman is tied third at three under par along with US Open champion Brooks Koepka . The Anglo Saxon verbal kick up the backside that McIlroy received from his caddie on Thursday was still resonating in round two. 9th (416 yards - par 4): 6 - Local favourite Tommy Fleetwood was one of two players to make six on the final hole of the outward nine.

Sports Suns could be part of 3-team trade involving Kyrie Irving
Author: 0 Suns could be part of 3-team trade involving Kyrie Irving

He's under contract for two more seasons, but the Cavs could be inclined to move him to begin another rebuild around James , who can opt out of his contract next summer and leave Cleveland for the second time. The Spurs would have to trade away a lot of assets to get Irving, but a Kyrie and Kawhi duo is scary any way you slice it. Irving going to San Antonio would be a game changer for the organization.

Sports Jurgen Klopp tells Barcelona to forget about Philippe Coutinho
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp tells Barcelona to forget about Philippe Coutinho

How could Liverpool line up next season? Liverpool sold Luis Suarez to Barca for £75million in 2014, but will have to trump that fee significantly to force the Reds to rethink their stance. "Only one of them is the Coutinho rumour". On Coutinho the German said: "Yes, you can say he is not for sale", said Klopp. The Brazilian, 25, who scored 14 goals last term and spent six weeks out with an ankle injury, signed a five-year deal with the Reds in January.

Sports Sergio picks fight with gorse bush, gorse bush wins
Author: 0 Sergio picks fight with gorse bush, gorse bush wins

Garcia was frustrated after a poor tee shot on the par-3 fourth, and he took it all out when taking an angry swipe at a bush behind him. The injury didn't appear to be too serious, at least not on the following hole, where Garcia made eagle.

Sports MTR Express to name new train Trainy McTrainface
Author: 0 MTR Express to name new train Trainy McTrainface

An express train running between two major Swedish cities will be named Trainy McTrainface , after the railway company opened up the name to a public vote . The fourth train has yet to be named. As a consolation, though, it was made a decision to use the name Boaty McBoatface for one of the craft's underwater vehicles.

Sports Paul Pogba is pushing for Serge Aurier Man Utd transfer
Author: 0 Paul Pogba is pushing for Serge Aurier Man Utd transfer

Although the Ivory Coast global has been a regular for Les Parisiens since his arrival at Parc des Princes , he was forced to share game time with Belgian worldwide Thomas Meunier last season, and he will be interested in moving to a side wherein a similar situation does not happen.

Sports Judge's long homer helps Yankees beat Mariners
Author: 0 Judge's long homer helps Yankees beat Mariners

Castro bobbled the ball, and the Mariners challenged the call by second base umpire Rob Drake, but the out was confirmed after video review. Our models project Frazier for a.273 batting average, with 1 home run and 5 RBI over 36 plate appearances remaining this season.

Sports Kris Bryant to miss series opener vs. Cardinals
Author: 0 Kris Bryant to miss series opener vs. Cardinals

Handed the ball in the top of the eighth inning with the Cubs clinging to a one-run lead, Edwards yielded a leadoff double to Matt Carpenter and then walked consecutive batters to load the bases before being pulled. He has an excellent 105/38 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 108 innings. Most of the transactions involved non-starters or minor leaguers except for the return of left-handed reliever Zach Duke from Tommy John surgery.

Author: 0 Boasson Hagen wins Tour de France stage 19

But, after sitting safely towards the front of a peloton that finished some 10 minutes adrift of stage victor Edvald Boasson Hagen here in Salon-de-Provence on Friday. The breakaway group split again with 20 kilometers (12 miles) left. Froome's edge is a considerable one as Friday's stage to Salon-de-Provence leads into Saturday's time trial in Marseille.

Sports Rory set for British Open
Author: 0 Rory set for British Open

A born-again Ian Poulter is a further shot back alongside a clutch of players including Burton-upon-Trent's Richard Bland, Canadian qualifier Austin Connelly and last week's Scottish Open victor from Spain Rafa Cabrera-Bello. 1 player. "But this was definitely the round that got me back into the championship". "He tries to keep me as positive as he possibly can". Perhaps Royal Birkdale is the stage for this extraordinary talent to remind us all what he is capable of under the clouds of ...

Sports John Wall agrees to $170M extension with Wizards
Author: 0 John Wall agrees to $170M extension with Wizards

The deal will also include a player-option for the fourth year and a 15 percent trade kicker, Adrian Wojnarowksi of ESPN reports. Wall, a four-time All-Star, averaged career highs in points (23.1), assists (10.7) and steals (2.0) in 78 games last season, his seventh in the National Basketball Association.

Sports MLB Rumors: Cubs Have Interest In Rangers' Yu Darvish Ahead Of Deadline
Author: 0 MLB Rumors: Cubs Have Interest In Rangers' Yu Darvish Ahead Of Deadline

There is plenty of work to do for both Beltre and the Rangers , in a season that could go either way. There are subtleties there - Milwaukee and Minnesota are all-in for this year, but they're not going to trade away their futures either, and Atlanta and Toronto haven't completely bailed on 2017 just yet - but on the whole, that's where I believe everybody stands.

Sports Mets' Yoenis Cespedes says he wants to finish his career in Oakland
Author: 0 Mets' Yoenis Cespedes says he wants to finish his career in Oakland

The A's did give the Cuban slugger his chance at playing in the majors when he signed with them as an worldwide free agent in 2012. " I wish that happens ", he said, eschewing the interpreter he usually uses during interviews. Of Bob Melvin , who has managed the A's since 2011, Cespedes said, "I tell my guys here all the time that he's the best manager for me so far". Obviously, Cespedes knows he's under contract with the Mets through 2020, and he has twice chosen to sign with the Mets.

Sports Adam 'Pacman' Jones suspended for 2017 opener, ESPN reports
Author: 0 Adam 'Pacman' Jones suspended for 2017 opener, ESPN reports

The NFL says the suspension was for a violation of its personal conduct policy. He pushed and poked a security guard in the eye at a downtown Cincinnati hotel, according to court records. As of this report, the Cincinnati Bengals are one-point favorites to defeat the Ravens in their regular season opening game against the Ravens. "We are exploring all options", Schaffer said.