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The Open 2017 LIVE golf leaderboard: Third round action as Jordan Spieth, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar and Co battle for the claret jug

Live Leaderboard from day three at Royal Birkdale Spieth leads at halfway stage as Mickelson misses cut

Rumour Mill: Virgil van Dijk move | Anthony Stokes to Hibs? | Dermot Desmond’s bank fined

Celtic look set to cash in on Virgil van Dijk with the defender telling Southampton that he wants to leave. Van Dijk left Celtic two years ago in a £10m deal to Southampton with a sell on clause believed to be between 10-15% on any future…

Chelsea give Nemanja Matic all clear to pursue £50million move to Manchester United

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has given Nemanja Matic permission to pursue a £50million transfer to Manchester United.

Transfer news LIVE updates: Neymar to PSG, Liverpool; Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal latest

TRANSFER NEWS continues to come in thick and fast with the summer window throwing up some huge deals - and Express Sport is here to track all the updates and gossip.

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We go again - Liverpool to make a third and final offer for Naby Keita

Independent.ie 8 sources

Liverpool are planning a third bid of £75m - with £40m up front - for RB Leipzig's Naby Keita, in what is likely to be a final offer. The Merseyside club feel that could finally be enough to persuade Leipzig, who have so far been…

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In choosing his own path, Kyrie Irving is willing to walk away from the best job in the NBA

The Cavaliers' star point guard shook up the league by demanding a trade, making it clear that three years is long enough for him to stand in the shadow of the league's best player — LeBron James.

Chelsea to step up efforts to sign Arsenal contract rebel Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Chamberlain has only a year left in his contract at Arsenal

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Arsenal legend Robert Pires warns fans over Alexandre Lacazette expectations

Daily Star / Sport 11 sources

ROBERT PIRES says Alexandre Lacazette may need some time to adjust to life at the Emirates.

Marcus Rashford to Real Madrid: Manchester United star on four-man transfer shortlist

Daily Star / Sport 93 sources

MANCHESTER UNITED star Marcus Rashford is reportedly being eyed up by Real Madrid.

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The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth weathers storm for halfway lead

CNN / Sport 58 sources

Jordan Spieth leads Matt Kuchar by two at the halfway stage of the 146th British Open at Royal Birkdale.

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Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Pogba wants Aurier, Matic £50m boost, Perisic latest

MANCHESTER UNITED are still hoping to complete more moves during the transfer window and Express Sport brings you the latest news.

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Liverpool transfer news LIVE: Keita exclusive, Robertson done deal, Barcelona Coutinho bid

LIVERPOOL are ramping up their preparations for next season and Express Sport brings you the latest transfer gossip and breaking news regarding the Anfield club.

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Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors: Cavaliers Star Reportedly Asked Team to Deal Him

Bleacher Report 107 sources

Kyrie Irving's days with the Cleveland Cavaliers could be numbered if the All-Star point guard gets his wish.

Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Are The Portland Trail Blazers A Legitimate Option?

IB Times / Sports 5 sources

As the Houston Rockets attempt to acquire Carmelo Anthony, another Western Conference team is looking to trade for the New York Knicks’ forward. The Portland Trail Blazers have what it takes to get a deal done, and it appears that they are…

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Alexis Sanchez to PSG: Arsenal star spotted in Paris hotel to finalise transfer - reports

ALEXIS SANCHEZ is reportedly in Paris to finalise his move to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Kurt Zouma joins Stoke City on loan after signing new Chelsea deal

The Times / Life 22 sources

Stoke City have completed the loan signing of Kurt Zouma, the Chelsea defender who has also signed a new long-term contract with the west London club. The 22-year-old defender will spend the duration of the 2017-18 season at the Bet365…

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World Para-athletics Championships: Kadeena Cox wins Britain's 14th gold

BBC / Sport 6 sources

Kadeena Cox wins gold in the women's 400m T38 final at the World Para-athletics Championships to bring Britain's medal haul to 30.

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Horse handler at Haydock Park dies after he was "run over" in "freak" accident as races suspended

'Popular' Stephen Yarborough died in intensive care at a nearby hospital following the incident at the racecourse

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers warns Green Brigade to behave or risk permanent ban from Parkhead

Daily Record 10 sources

Rodgers spoke out after Celtic confirmed they will close the ultras section of Parkhead for the next two matches after "serious incidents of unsafe behaviour".

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Barcelona to make offer for Liverpool star Coutinho as Neymar nears PSG - Guillem Balague

BARCELONA are readying a new offer for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho as Neymar edges closer to joining Paris Saint-Germain.

The Open 2017: Henrik Stenson forced to borrow clothes after BURGLARY - champ in shock

Daily Star / Sport 33 sources

OPEN champion Henrik Stenson is reeling from an audacious burglary while he was playing his first round at The Open in Birkdale.

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Van Dijk training alone and wants move, says Saints boss

BBC / Sport 33 sources

Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk is training alone and wants to leave the club, says manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte confirms Alvaro Morata signing

Daily Star / Sport 111 sources

CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte has confirmed the signing of Alvaro Morata.

Friday, Jul 21

Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City LIVE: Lukaku and Rashford put Red Devils in control

Mirror Online 19 sources

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew rivalries in the States as both clubs aim for some early bragging rights

Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City:

CHRIS WHEELER AT THE NRG STADIUM: One of the criticisms aimed at Lukaku is he doesn't score enough goals against the big clubs. Here in Houston he went some way to dispelling that notion.

Thursday, Jul 20

OJ Simpson granted parole after nine years in prison

Daily Mail Online 1024 sources

Orenthal James Simpson will be released from prison this October after four members of the Nevada Parole Board voted unanimously for his release on Thursday afternoon.

Jordan Spieth sets standard at Open to share lead after first round

Spieth joined on five under par by fellow Americans Koepka and Kuchar; Casey one shot off lead, with Poulter on three under and McIlroy one over

Alvaro Morata to Chelsea: Real Madrid star arriving in London, set for medical today

Daily Express / Sport 144 sources

CHELSEA have confirmed they have agreed terms with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata, with the striker now heading to London ahead of a medical.

The Open 2017 first round live score updates and Royal Birkdale leaderboard latest

Telegraph / Sport 29 sources

Fine birdie attempt from Kim, just fading slightly past the hole at the end. He and Spieth should be fine for par. Stenson with the best chance of the lot... not far away at all. Par for the defending champions as Louis Oosthuizen and…

Wednesday, Jul 19

Antonio Conte signs Chelsea deal: Boss secures two-year contract as Blues head to China

ANTONIO CONTE has signed a new two-year contract at Chelsea.

Chelsea confirm deal with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata: Medical expected tomorrow

Daily Express / Sport 144 sources

CHELSEA have confirmed they have agreed terms with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata.

Chris Froome extends narrow Tour de France lead as Roglic wins in Alps

Primoz Roglic won stage 17 of the Tour de France to Serre-Chevalier as Chris Froome finished third and retained the yellow jersey.

Arsenal 0 - 1 Bayern Munich LIVE: International Champions Cup updates and analysis

ARSENAL continue their pre-season preparations with an International Champions Cup clash against Bayern Munich in China. Follow the action LIVE with Express Sport.

Tuesday, Jul 18

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sanchez

MATT BARLOW IN SHANGHAI: Arsene Wenger will not be swayed from a decision to insist the striker honours the final year of his current contract even if he rejects a proposed new deal.

Real Salt Lake 1-2 Manchester United: Lukaku scores

CHRIS WHEELER AT THE RIO TINTO STADIUM: Just for a moment, it looked as though Romelu Lukaku had wasted his chance but he wasn't about to fluff his lines for a second time.

Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested

BBC.com 120 sources

Angel Maria Villar Llona is detained by police as part of corruption investigation, judicial sources say.

England reach Women's World Cup final - video and report

BBC / Sport 71 sources

Hosts England reach the Women's World Cup final following a nerve-racking two-wicket win over South Africa in Bristol.

Monday, Jul 17

South Africa crush England to level series - highlights & report

BBC / Sport 27 sources

England slump to a 340-run defeat by South Africa on day four of the second Test at Trent Bridge.

Linfield will face Celtic 'cauldron' at Parkhead, warns Barry Johnston

Barry Johnston has warned Linfield players they will step into a "cauldron of heat and noise" at Parkhead on Wednesday night.

We need Silverstone: What we learned from the British Grand Prix

Telegraph / Sport 153 sources

L-R Billy Monger and Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton celebrates his fifth Silverstone win with young racing driver Billy Monger. Credit: Getty Images. Natasha Henry. 17 July 2017 • 8:24am. It was always going to be a dramatic weekend at one…

Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza celebrate Wimbledon 2017 triumphs at glitzy Champions' Dinner

Mirror Online 515 sources

Federer beat Marin Cilic with ease on Sunday, 24 hours after Muguruza's victory over Venus Williams