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SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) – Americans Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar tamed a fiendish course in tough conditions to fire sparkling first-round 65s and lead the British Open by one shot on Thursday. Spieth, world number three and twice major champion, putted smoothly to pick up five birdies and did not drop a shot
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LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s decision to introduce a ‘halo’ cockpit protection device next year is a mistake, according to former champion Niki Lauda. The Austrian, who is non-executive chairman of world champions Mercedes, told Germany’s Auto, Motor und Sport on Thursday that he recognized safety had to be improved where possible. However a convincing
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LONDON (Reuters) – The epic quarter-final between Britain’s Johanna Konta and Romanian Simona Halep drew a record peak audience for a Wimbledon women’s match on BBC television, figures released on Thursday showed. Some 7.4 million, a million more than the peak audience for the men’s final, watched Konta beat the second seed 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 6-4
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PARIS Rafa Nadal returned to Roland Garros after his birthday celebrations and showed no signs of slowing up, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday. In yet another ominous performance, Nadal destroyed his opponent on Court Suzanne Lenglen to move into the quarter-finals and one step closer to
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PARIS Fifth seed Elina Svitolina huffed and puffed into the fourth round of the French Open with an error-ridden 6-4 7-5 victory over Poland’s Magda Linette in a rain-delayed match on Sunday. Svitolina, one of the pre-tournament favorites after winning titles at the Rome and Istanbul claycourt tournaments, made 25 unforced errors and served five
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