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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

Rohan Dennis: Tour de France rider mysteriously withdraws from race

Rohan Dennis: Tour de France rider mysteriously withdraws from race

Rohan Dennis’ unexplained withdrawal from the Tour de France midway through the 12th stage has left the cycling world perplexed, with his team director saying he is “confused and disappointed” by the Australian’s decision. The current world time trial champion, Dennis was among the favorites to win Friday’s stage in Pau, but he walked away…MORE

Tiger Woods ‘sore’ and ‘scraping it around’ at the Open

Tiger Woods ‘sore’ and ‘scraping it around’ at the Open

The rain dripped from the peak of his cap as another vicious squall hit Royal Portrush. From beneath the brim, Tiger Woods pursed his lips and swung through the deluge. The white ball soared into the gun-metal sky, like a tracer round towards the left side of the seventh fairway stretching out below. Woods had…MORE

Rory McIlroy, David Duval suffer horror holes at The Open

Rory McIlroy, David Duval suffer horror holes at The Open

Golf is hard. And as if to prove the point, David Duval and Rory McIlroy both showed that even past Open champions can be made to look like weekend hackers. Duval, the winner in 2001, notched up a sizeable 14 on the seventh hole, while 2014 champion McIlroy opened with a four-over-par eight at the…MORE