Follow live: Americans ruling first day of The Open
World No. 3 Jordan Spieth is one of a trio of Americans to make it to five under par and earn a share of the lead on the first day of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.
On Wednesday, Rory McIlroy was apprised of his betting odds and said, "It's a good time to back me." Or not. Through nine holes of The Open Championship, he's already 5-over, the result of bogeys on five of his first six holes. Despite missing the cut in three of his previous four starts, the 2014 champion sounded optimistic about this week, but that optimism is quickly fading as quickly as McIlroy on the leaderboard.
Spieth, Koepka share early Open lead after 65s
Jordan Spieth played nearly flawless golf Thursday, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 65 to share the first-round lead with Brooks Koepka at Royal Birkdale among the early starters.
Bale talks injuries, Champions League and Isco.
Gareth Bale reveals how his fitness is coming along this preseason, playing the UCL final in Cardiff and his competition with Isco.
Bale: Everybody's place up for grabs at Real
Gareth Bale has told ESPN FC that "everybody's place is up for grabs" at Real Madrid as he looks to bounce back from injury next season.
LIVE: PSG to spend £196m for Neymar?
PSG could be set to break the transfer record with a reported £196 million fee to sign Neymar. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Monaco reject City bid for Mendy - reports
Monaco have rejected a bid of £44.5million from Manchester City for full-back Benjamin Mendy, according to multiple reports.
No suitable bids yet for Perisic - Sabatini
The technical director of Inter Milan's owners Suning Sports, Walter Sabatini, says that no suitable offer has yet been received for Ivan Perisic.
Chelsea need more than Morata
The capture of Alvaro Morata should come as a huge relief for Chelsea fans, but the club are still well short of what is required for a long campaign both in the Premier League and in Europe, writes Iain Macintosh.
Mourinho 'not interested' in Chelsea deals
Jose Mourinho has insisted he is not bothered about Alvaro Morata's impending move to Chelsea after missing out on the Real Madrid star, but hinted he needs another striker this summer.
Morata the perfect striker for Conte.
The FC panel discuss the imminent arrival of Alvaro Morata at Chelsea, and how he will fit in with Antonio Conte's style of play.
LIVE: Australia vs. India
Follow all the action from the ICC Women's World Cup semifinal live as Australia and India battle it out at the County Cricket Ground.
WATCH - Goswami can do no wrong.
Five moments that defined Harmanpreet Kaur's thrilling knock
Harmanpreet Kaur's innings broke a long list of records in women's cricket history. We take a look back at our ball-by-ball commentary for five moments that shaped her knock
Westley, Malan named in 13-man England squad
Essex's Tom Westley will make his Test debut at No.3 in the third Test against South Africa at The Kia Oval next week, after being named as a direct replacement for Gary Ballance in a 13-man squad
Bayliss on Farbrace ... Farbrace on Bayliss.
England's coaching duo, Trevor Bayliss and Paul Farbrace, speak about the different approaches each of them bring to the England set-up
South Africa's 'boring' ways of avoiding coach distractions
Head coach Russell Domingo will be back for the third Test although for how much longer remains uncertain but South Africa insist there won't be any distractions
EXCLUSIVE: Jose Mourinho talks to ESPN FC.
Jose Mourinho gives an exclusive interview to Mark Ogden on the upcoming season, the summer transfer window and how long he wants to stay at Manchester United.
United moving in right direction under Mou
Once a villain in Manchester, Jose Mourinho is changing opinions at United and giving supporters every reason to be optimistic about the future.
Mkhitaryan dishes on camp for LA's Armenian community.
Man United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan gives back to the Armenian youth in LA with a camp focusing of football basics.
Turning of the tide for Jason Day?
Former world No. 1 Jason Day felt something click for him in Round 1 at The Open. The question is, how far will that propel him in hopes of a second major title?
Collins: 'Smart move by Phil' to not have driver at The Open.
Michael Collins explains why Phil Mickelson is not keeping a driver in his bag for The Open.
Snedeker withdraws from Open with rib injury
Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from The Open, citing a rib injury.
What is Halo and why is it being introduced?
A guide to what the Halo is, why it was introduced and how a device aimed at improving safety has become so controversial.
The Pit Stop: What's it like to lead the Indy 500?
Jennie Gow and Max Chilton tackle your toughest social media questions following the British Grand Prix.
Horner: Vettel holds key to driver market
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes this year's driver market will be dictated by Sebastian Vettel's next move over the coming months.
Szczesny's emotional Arsenal farewell
Wojciech Szczesny had not turned out for Arsenal since 2015, but losing a player so connected to the club makes his sale one tinged with sadness.
What Lacazette brings to Arsenal.
Stewart Robson breaks down some of Alexandre Lacazette's Ligue 1 goals to show exactly what he'll bring to Arsenal.
Cech: Arsenal prepared well for preseason
Petr Cech says Arsenal are finding the right balance between pushing the players in training and protecting their health in the heat.
Simpson expresses sorrow for his crime.
In his closing statement, O.J. Simpson expresses his regret for his actions the night of the robbery he was convicted of and his desire to be reunited with his family.
O.J. Simpson awaits decision from parole board
Check back for live updates as O.J. Simpson waits for parole board's decision as he seeks his early release from prison for kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon while trying to steal sports memorabilia.
O.J. Simpson's life in prison.
Lovelock Correctional Center insiders say O.J. Simpson's life inside the institution is not nearly as bad as people might think.
Should Premier League clubs continue to spend big?
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has defended the spending power of England's top-flight sides so far this summer.
Wimbledon: Highlights and best bits
From flying ants to flying volleys, here's a roundup of the best bits from Wimbledon 2017.
WATCH: Fanning's close encounter.
Mick Fanning had a near miss with a shark at Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa during the World Surf League Championship tour.
Rainford-Brent: India will think they can tie Australia down.
Jarrod Kimber and Ebony Rainford-Brent talk about Australia's strengths and vulnerabilitites and India's chances of defeating the defending champions in their semi-final clash in Derby
England find a way to win as the 'easy semi-final' veers drastically off-script
This was not a drill. England needed two runs to win with the No. 10 on strike, in a contest that they could and should have controlled from the outset
Has McGregor psyched out Mayweather?
ESPN's Steve Bunce shares his thoughts on Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather's recent World Press Tour.
How top MMA trainers would prepare Conor McGregor for Floyd Mayweather
How should MMA star Conor McGregor -- with no professional boxing fights on his résumé -- approach his bout with Floyd Mayweather? Brett Okamoto asked many top trainers for their strategy.
Is this the greatest-ever year in British boxing history?
With Anthony Joshua defeating Wladimir Klitschko, ESPN's Steve Bunce explains why 2017 is the golden age of British boxing.
Tour de France 2017: Froome consolidates yellow
Romain Bardet closed the gap on Chris Froome to 23 seconds in the race for the yellow jersey as Warren Barguil won stage 18 to secure the King of the Mountains jersey.
Kittel inconsolable as his Tour de France ends
Marcel Kittel stated he was "inconsolable" after having to withdraw from the Tour de France on stage 17 on Thursday following a crash.
Meintjes vs. Yates -- How alive is the battle for white?
Thursday's Tour de France Stage 18, which will finish atop the brutal Col d'Izoard, is billed as the decisive battle between Kenyan-born race leader Chris Froome and his title rivals, but the head-to-head for the white jersey is also red hot.
Sources: Rose, Cavs engaged in serious talks
Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cavaliers about a one-year deal, sources told ESPN, but he is also meeting with the Lakers.
Clippers are different, but are they better?
Jemele Hill and Michael Smith believe that even after losing Chris Paul, the Clippers have depth and promise for next season.
Rumor Central: Lack of 'serious offer' from Mavericks disappoints Nerlens Noel
Restricted free-agent Nerlens Noel remains unsigned as he is still waiting for a sufficient offer from the Mavericks, according to agent Happy Walters.
Super Rugby Preview: Things could get ugly for the Brumbies
After 17 rounds, we've reached the quarterfinals, so who'll come out on top and make it through to the semifinals?
'Distinct possibility' of an upset.
The Highlanders love playing the Crusaders and Greg Growden thinks this quarterfinal could go either way.
Stormers' playoff heartache
KweséESPN looks at some of the playoff heartbreak the Stormers have suffered in the past, including last year's capitulation against the Chiefs, ahead of their quarter-final against the same New Zealand side in Cape Town.
Trout outdistances Harper in battle of homers.
Bryce Harper and Mike Trout each crush solo home runs in the first inning, but Trout has the edge as his long ball sailed 448 feet compared to Harper's 405-foot long shot.
Reports: Sandoval back to Giants pending exam
A minor league deal that sends Pablo Sandoval back to the Giants is in the works, pending a physical, according to multiple reports.
Rays RF Souza 'not OK' with A's 'muddy' field
Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. said muddy conditions near second base at the O.co Coliseum are the reason for a strained left hip that knocked him out of Wednesday's loss.
Cowboys have a history of taking risks on players.
Herm Edwards joins OTL to discuss how the Cowboys should handle Ezekiel Elliott's legal issues.
The GOAT Index: NFL coaches, execs rank modern-era QBs
An All-Star panel of 10 NFL coaches and executives -- with 330 seasons of NFL experience and 20 Super Bowl rings between them -- set out to answer a simple question: Who are the 10 best quarterbacks since 1978?
Police suspend investigation involving Elliott
Dallas police have suspended their investigation into an alleged assault that a source said involved Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, citing a lack of witnesses and an inability to contact the victim.
In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
The annual games of calcio storico -- part football, part fighting, part historical recreation -- represent something more than the blood and sweat the players proudly leave on the sands of Florence's Piazza Santa Croce.
Tom Hamilton pays a visit to Stonehenge Farm, the remote home of one of New Zealand's most decorated hookers, Andrew Hore.
Tom Hamilton has travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand, looking for the secret to New Zealand's rugby prowess.
Rihanna on the beach. Drake in the club. Kendall Jenner on his arm. Lewis Hamilton, Formula One's most dominant racer, is living the hell out of life.
Two decades into his legendary career, Roger Federer is playing with a newfound freedom -- and having way too much fun to quit now.
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