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Shane Lowry lights up Open with stunning charge

Shane Lowry lights up Open with stunning charge

The roars for Shane Lowry were just different. Deeper, more throaty, more heartfelt. With no Northern Irishman in contention, the Royal Portrush crowds have taken Ireland’s Lowry to heart and how it has inspired him. They roared and chanted and clapped and waved as he walked onto the 18th green Saturday, having left the field…MORE

Tour de France: Alaphilippe extends lead as Frenchmen shine in Pyrenees

Tour de France: Alaphilippe extends lead as Frenchmen shine in Pyrenees

Going into the Tour de France’s first big mountain climb in the Pyrenees, the question was: How much time would Geraint Thomas make up on Julian Alaphilippe? At the end of the 14th stage, however, it was Alaphilippe who extended his overall lead over the defending champion to more than two minutes to give the…MORE

Golfers in war of words after caddie’s mom hit by stray ball

Golfers in war of words after caddie’s mom hit by stray ball

His drive hit his playing partner’s caddie’s mom, but Kyle Stanley’s refusal to shout “fore” sparked a war of words in the Open at Royal Portrush Friday. American Stanley, 31, was accused by Scot Robert MacIntyre of endangering the crowd by not issuing the conventional shout after hitting a wayward shot into the gallery on…MORE

Algeria crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion after beating Senegal

Algeria crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion after beating Senegal

Algeria was crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion for only the second time in its history, edging past Senegal 1-0 thanks to Baghdad Bounedjah’s early deflected goal. After going behind, Senegal dominated for the remainder of the match but was unable to find an equalizing goal. Midway through the second half, it looked as though…MORE

Emotional Rory McIlroy feels ‘love’ in dramatic late Open bid

Emotional Rory McIlroy feels ‘love’ in dramatic late Open bid

He was fighting for his honor. Rory McIlroy had made such a hash of the first day of the Open that even making the cut at Royal Portrush would represent a victory. Now, in the gloaming of Friday evening, the Northern Irishman was inching towards the cut mark, one nail-biting, stomach-churning birdie at a time.…MORE

Tiger Woods misses Open cut, yearns for ‘hot weeks’

Tiger Woods misses Open cut, yearns for ‘hot weeks’

Questions, questions. If Tiger Woods’ brief visit to Royal Portrush told us anything, it is that the Masters champion is going to have to rely on “hot weeks” for any future success. And not just in the weather department to limber up his surgically fused back. While Woods’ dysfunctional first round and lament for his…MORE

The NFL will not suspend or fine Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill

The NFL will not suspend or fine Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who was investigated after an accusation that he physically abused his son, will not be suspended or fined by the NFL. In a written statement released Friday, the league said Hill would not be disciplined because of lack of access to evidence in the legal investigation. “Over the…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Lil Nas X is on a road many musical artists wish they were on. The rapper’s hit song “Old Town Road” is on track to hold a record for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s been there for 15 weeks, and only Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet…

Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ as Marvel rolls out Phase 4

Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ as Marvel rolls out Phase 4

Marvel made a host of super announcements at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, but saved arguably the biggest news on the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for last. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Blade, previously played by Wesley Snipes. Ali…

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Alas, the wait is over! Willow’s self-titled album is finally here — and no, she’s not whipping her hair back and forth. The alternative R&B singer dropped her new album “WILLOW” on Friday, just weeks after her brother Jaden released his own, “ERYS.” “WILLOW” is the artist’s third studio album. It follows “ARDIPITHECUS,” released in…