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Johnson, Rose to light up Hong Kong Open

Johnson of the U.S. watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, ScotlandDustin Johnson will make his Hong Kong Open debut in October, joining a field that will also include former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, the organizers said on Thursday. American Johnson, whose three-putt on the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open last month handed victory to Jordan Spieth, said he was drawn by the history of a tournament won in the past by Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Rory McIlroy. "You look at some of the names who have won the tournament... you realize there's a great history there," the 31-year-old said in a statement issued by Asian Tour, who will co-sanction the Oct. 22-26 event with the European Tour.


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NCAA basketball: Navy women beat American, earn first NCAA tournament bid
Navy seniors Angela Myers and Cassie Consedine were the first to embrace at center court following a 47-40 victory over American in the Patriot League final Saturday at Alumni Hall. Their improbable journey from the depths of the league standings four seasons ago to champions was complete, and ah...

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last updated: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:11:04 GMT2015-07-30T09:11:04Z

Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, day two – live!

More day one reaction, this time from Chris Rogers, speaking to Sky last night:

Nathan Lyon has been chatting to Sky:

Yesterday probably wasn’t the best day for Australian cricket, but Jimmy Anderson was fantastic and probably showed us how to bowl in these conditions. We’ve had a night to work out how we can have a better day than yesterday, and we’re looking forward to it.

I think we come out, be positive with the ball and try to take wickets. This pitch has got something for the bowlers. If we bowl positive, we can take seven more wickets, get back out there and have a go.

An official weather forecast. Much the same as mine, I think:

#Ashes. A better day for it today, lighter winds, a bit warmer, mostly dry and bright but with the outside chance of a passing shower. JW

If you want to know what James Anderson thinks about things, we can help with that:

“We need to lose as few wickets as possible in the next hour,” says Steven Finn. “We’re in a good position, but it’s not a done deal yet.” Yep, that pretty much covers it.

OK, he didn’t answer. I’ll try again in a minute. In the meantime I can tell you that Michael Holding is on Sky, in the middle, and it looks a bit blustery. There’s a bit of trouser-flap and jacket-whoosh going on.

Hello world!

Three. It’s the magic number. Three wickets down. Three runs behind. Third Test of the series. Three victories required to take the Ashes. Yes, no doubt about it, today’s pre-play build-up is sponsored by the number three. Welcome, boys and girls, to day, er, two!

Simon will be here shortly. In the meantime here is Ali Martin on Steven Finn’s return to the Test scene:

Only the stone-hearted – or perhaps the one-eyed supporter of the opposition – could begrudge Steven Finn the two wickets he enjoyed on his comeback to Test cricket at Edgbaston after a two-year absence that, at one stage, led him to shed tears in the away dressing room on this ground.

That reported occurrence, playing for Middlesex at the start of the 2014 season, followed his early return from the tour of Australia the winter before, when the one-day coach, Ashley Giles, described him as unselectable after deciding a plane home, rather than more self-flagellation in the nets, was the more humane option.

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last updated: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:27:32 GMT

Padres 7, Mets 3: A Trade Deal Falls Apart and a Mets Player Is Left Shaken
The team lost to the Padres despite three homers by Lucas Duda and then had to rebut reports that a deal had been made to send Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler to the Brewers for Carlos Gomez.









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last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:16:25 EDT

Platini enters FIFA presidential race
European football chief Michel Platini will stand for FIFA's presidency, he announced Wednesday.

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Putin: Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize
Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter deserves a Noble Prize for his work leading world soccer's governing body, according to Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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Blatter and Putin at 2018 draw
FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Russian leader Vladimir Putin took center stage as the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup was made Saturday in St. Petersburg.

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FIFA reforms: What happens next?
Monday signals not only the real start of the race for the FIFA presidency, but also a significant day for the man in charge of reforming world football's governing body.

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Tiger Woods: 'I know I can turn tide'
Tiger Woods believes he is not far away from finding some good form.

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Bryan bros. tip to Serena to win Slam
CNN's Patrick Snell talks to tennis champions and identical twins Bob and Mike Bryan about what it takes to balance tennis and family.

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Will cannabis lamps help England roll Australia?
Could lights previously used to grow cannabis help England roll over Australia in one of cricket's greatest rivalries?

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NFL team hires first female coach
Another barrier has been broken in the NFL -- and for women in sports.

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IOC: 'Suspicion cast on clean athletes'
Fans of Olympic sports can relax: winning athletes are clean, according to the games' top official.

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Britain's first female Chef d'Equipe
This year, the British Jumping team got a new Performance Manager, Di Lampard, a self-proclaimed horse lover and the first female Chef d'Equipe in British equestrian sport.

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The rising stars of the fencing world
The CNN team went to a leading fencing academy in Rome where the champions of the future are hard at work.

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The three blades of combat
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Fans banned for Paris racist abuse
Four UK soccer fans who were filmed as they physically stopped a black man from boarding a Paris Métro train in a nasty incident of racial abuse were banned Wednesday by a London court from going to soccer games.

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Zach Johnson: American triumphs at The Open
After throwing up only the second Monday finish in its 144-year history, perhaps it was inevitable the Open Championship would make us wait that little bit longer.

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Bolt warns U.S. rival: I won't back down
He hasn't broken ten seconds this year, but world record holder Usain Bolt believes he will be firing on all cylinders at the World Championships.

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The secret world of F1 fuel
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Wimbledon 2015: the photo moments
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The Hungarian Grand Prix by numbers
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Why Pete Sampras 'hated' Wimbledon
We've asked some of the greatest tennis players in history why Wimbledon is the most prestigious grand slam in the world.

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From sword-fighting to a sport
The history of fencing from it's beginnings as a way to resolve a grievance to an international sport

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Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
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last updated: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMT

Teams: Buddy back, Giles finally picked
SYDNEY has re-called Lance Franklin for its clash Adelaide, while Essendon has finally picked ruckman Jonathan Giles. SEE TEAMS

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last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:11:54 EST

Mets-Brewers deal fizzles; Boras says Gomez OK
Mets-Brewers deal fizzles; Boras says Gomez OK

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Cole Hamels to the Rangers? Can't the biggest trade chip infulence a pennant race? - Washington Post


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Cole Hamels to the Rangers? Can't the biggest trade chip infulence a pennant race?
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Joe Blanton. Yes, Joe Blanton
Woo, hot trade deadline action!!! The @Pirates acquire RHP Joe Blanton from @Royals for cash considerations. Blanton posted a 3.89 ERA in 15 games (4 starts) with KC in 2015 — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 30, 2015 While this will surely bring out all kinds of sarcasm and anger from people wanting to see the Pirates join […]

Woo, hot trade deadline action!!!

While this will surely bring out all kinds of sarcasm and anger from people wanting to see the Pirates join some of the real deadline craziness, I don’t hate it. I don’t love it, either…I mean, it’s Joe Blanton. When he came in to face the Pirates the other day in KC, I was legitimately surprised he was still pitching in the majors. (That was a reasonable assumption based on his results from the past few seasons.)

But…you may remember that he was terrific in that game, and he’s actually been decent for the Royals this year. 40 K’s against 7 BB’s on the season is certainly noteworthy, and I’ve been saying for a while now that the Pirates needed some bullpen help. This is….not exactly what I had in mind, but hey, it’s basically a free addition (Blanton was recently DFA’d, so the cash involved has to be minimal, and he’s making $1M this year) and he also gives them an emergency starting option, which they had a bit of a need for. (Not a particularly good one, but still.) And of course, we’ve seen what the Bucs’ staff has been able to do with a number of similarly underwhelming pickups recently. It’s worth a shot.

Blanton will likely replace Deolis Guerra … I liked what Guerra had done, but he has started to show some cracks lately and I doubt the Pirates really wanted him up in the majors this long. Honestly, Blanton would probably be a little better suited for Vance Worley‘s role, but I don’t think Worley will get the boot. There may be a chance they ditch Arquimedes Caminero, but probably not quite yet (he also had a nice inning on Wednesday).

I don’t really have an issue with this move, but I’d certainly like to see a little more. Relax – there’s still time.

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