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‘How the f— do you play this?’ Why this brutal par-3 torments even the pros

By: Alan Bastable July 22, 2022 Whether you go for it or lay up at Anstruther’s 5th, the hole will give you all you can handle. Alan Bastable A few years ago, Anstruther Golf Club, a whimsical nine-holer about a 20-minute drive south of St. Andrews, Scotland, played host to an event for competitive local …

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It’s incredible he’s playing the US Adaptive Open. He’s ‘pissed’ he’s losing

By: James Colgan July 20, 2022 Jake Olson and his father Brian line up a tee shot on Tuesday at the US Adaptive Open. USGA PINEHURST, NC — Cindy Olson was relieved. After a rough opening day at the US Adaptive Open, she slipped into her son Jake’s cart and looked down at the scorecard …

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Women´s Euros: The story is so far, and what comes next as hosts England battle Europe´s elite for glor

England tackle Spain in a heavyweight quarter-final as the knockout stages of Euro 2022 get under way on Wednesday, with records already tumbling and data quirks around every corner. The tournament has just passed its halfway stage in terms of the total number of games, with 16 of 31 having been played, and already more …

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What makes the US Adaptive Open different? Everything .. and nothing

By: James Colgan July 19, 2022 Joe Bockerstette lines up his daughter, Amy, for a tee shot at the US Adaptive Open. USGA PINEHURST, NC — The US Adaptive Open isn’t just unlike anything you’ve ever seen, it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen. No one from the dozen or so players, parents and volunteers surveyed …

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GUEST: Mo Salah’s new Liverpool contract – who ‘won’ the negotiations?

By Jamie Barton (@jamieonfootball) The following is a guest article by the aforementioned author and is not necessarily representative of opinions held by anyone at Empire of the Kop… You try and find a way of rationalising it. It’s human nature to tell yourself that maybe it’s time. Maybe Jarrod Bowen could match his numbers. …

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Lewandowski loss leaves Bayern light, but will it be Mane or a new signing who fills the void?

With the end of one transfer saga comes the start of another. Robert Lewandowski has secured a long-awaited move to Barcelona, ​​fulfilling a “dream” in the process and leaving Bayern Munich in the market for a new striker to lead their line. But just how do you go about finding a like-for-like replacement for the …

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Best free seat in sports? These Open fans paid nothing on Sunday

By: Alan Bastable July 17, 2022 A fence on The Links pathway by the Old Course’s 18th hole divides the haves (tickets) and the have-nots. Alan Bastable ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Leonardo DeGiusti, who turns 4 on Monday, was celebrating the occasion in style Sunday afternoon: perched upon his father’s shoulders and bellowing encouragement at …

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