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The Open leader Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar will tee off last of all Ian Poulter will be aiming to go low again – he goes off in the penultimate group Rory McIlroy can also make a charge forward – he tees off with Gary WoodlandBy

Sportsmail ReporterPublished:
18:14 EDT, 21 July 2017

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02:39 EDT, 22 July 2017
Day three of the 146th Open Championship promises yet another thrilling round of golf.Jordan Spieth leads at Royal Birkdale but Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy are in prime position to pounce on Moving Day.Find the tee times for Saturday’s action below. Jordan Spieth leads The Open after two rounds at Royal BirkdaleOPEN THIRD ROUND TEE-TIMES0920 Shaun Norris (Rsa)0930 Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose0940 Webb Simpson (USA), Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Fra)0950 Young-Han Song (Kor), Danny Willett1000 Scott Hend (Aus), Marc Leishman (Aus)1010 Lee Westwood, Sean O’Hair (USA)1020 Brandon Stone (Rsa), David Drysdale1030 Andy Sullivan, Jason Day (Aus)1040 Aaron Baddeley (Aus), Toby Tree1050 Joseph Dean, James Hahn (USA)1105 Thomas Pieters (Bel), (a) Alfie Plant1115 Peter Uihlein (USA), K.T. Kim (Kor)1125 Branden Grace (Rsa), Jason Dufner (USA)1135 Andrew Dodt (Aus), Xander Schauffele (USA)1145 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Daniel Berger (USA)1155 Jimmy Walker (USA), Martin Kaymer (Ger)1205 Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Matthew Southgate1215 Tony Finau (USA), J.B. Holmes (USA)1225 Thongchai Jaidee (Tha), Chris Wood1235 Kevin Na (USA), Jon Rahm (Spa)1250 Dustin Johnson (USA), Paul Casey1300 Adam Scott (Aus), Andrew Johnston1310 Yi-Keun Chang (Kor), Henrik Stenson (Swe)1320 Steve Stricker (USA), Matthew Fitzpatrick1330 Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Laurie Canter1340 Haotong Li (Chn), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)1350 Rickie Fowler (USA), Sergio Garcia (Spa)1400 Ross Fisher, Sung-hoon Kang (Kor)1410 Kevin Kisner (USA), Zach Johnson (USA)1420 Ernie Els (Rsa), Chan Kim (USA)1435 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Russell Henley (USA)1445 Alex Noren (Swe), Kent Bulle (USA)1455 Bubba Watson (USA), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)1505 Charley Hoffman (USA), Joost Luiten …read more

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Nemanja Matic will be allowed to join Manchester United as gesture of goodwill Roman Abramovich stepped in with similar situation in Petr Cech transfer Chelsea are thought to want £50million from United for holding midfielder ‘Lukaku tax’ has been coined as response to United hijacking move for strikerBy

Matt Barlow for the Daily MailPublished:
17:30 EDT, 21 July 2017

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01:33 EDT, 22 July 2017
Roman Abramovich has cleared the way for Nemanja Matic to join Manchester United but Chelsea will add what has been dubbed a ‘Lukaku tax’ to any transfer fee.Matic has been told his wish to move to Old Trafford and team up again with Jose Mourinho will be granted as a gesture of goodwill in view of his service to the club.Abramovich stepped in to afford Petr Cech a similar courtesy and let him join Arsenal in 2015 when Mourinho, then manager of Chelsea, was firmly against the transfer.Nemanja Matic’s possible move to Chelsea is being facilitated by Roman AbramovichA fee has yet to be agreed for Matic. United have lodged a bid which is not expected to be accepted.Chelsea are thought to want £50million from United for the Serbia midfielder.That is despite being prepared to sell for less to a foreign club.Juventus and Inter Milan both declared an interest and the champions would rather not sell to a title rival.The phrase ‘Lukaku tax’ has been coined as a lighthearted response to the way Mourinho hijacked their deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton earlier this month.Abramovich stepped in in a similar situation when Petr Cech wanted to join Arsenal Romelu Lukaku completed a £75million move to Manchester United from Everton this summerBut it could have been very different, with Chelsea keen on securing his servicesLet’s block ads! (Why?) …read more

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Hull City’s Fraizer Campbell kicks off return by singing Fresh Prince of Bel AirStands on table in front of new team-mates and raps Will Smith lyrics to laughterStriker gets applause for musical effort on how his life got ‘flipped-upside down’ By

Layth Yousif For MailonlinePublished:
20:00 EDT, 21 July 2017

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20:49 EDT, 21 July 2017
Hull City may have re-signed Fraizer Campbell after a nine-year gap but it was definitely back to the 1990s when the good-natured forward had to sing in front of his new team-mates this week.Campbell appears to be settling well into his return to Hull as the former Manchester United star opted to sing the lyrics to cult 1990s American sitcom the Fresh Prince of Bel Air for his team initiation.As is customary for new signings in football he belted out a song to impress his new football pals as the forward balanced on a table during a break in pre-season training and did his best Will Smith impersonation. Hull City’s Fraizer Campbell did his best Will Smith impersonation as part of his team initiationStriker Campbell returned to Hull on a free transfer, signing a two-year dealThe hit US show starred Will Smith as street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who is sent to move in with his wealthy aunt and uncle in their mansion after getting into a fight on a local basketball court.Smith had so many one-liners over the course of the six season series even though they were absurd, they were often hilarious.Following the lyrics of the song Campbell ‘sprang with quickness like lightning’ earning cheers as he sang about his ‘kingdom/I was finally there/To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air’.Team-mate David Myler filmed Campbell and tweeted ‘Go on Fraizer Campbell!’The 29-year-old linked up with Leonid …read more

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Robert Pires thinks £52million man Alexandre Lacazette will be hit at ArsenalFormer Gunners legend predicts difficult start with expectation weighing heavy Frenchman conceded that it took him six or seven months to settle in By

Mark Mann-bryans, Press AssociationPublished:
19:56 EDT, 21 July 2017

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20:28 EDT, 21 July 2017
Robert Pires has warned Arsenal fans they may not see the best of club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette for some time.The France striker completed his move from Lyon earlier in the month for a fee believed to be worth as much as £52million.That eclipses the money spent on Mesut Ozil in 2013 and will be seen as a statement of intent from manager Arsene Wenger that he is gunning for major silverware in the upcoming campaign.Alexandre Lacazette will be a success at Arsenal according to club legend Robert PiresLacazette, who scored off the bench on his debut against Sydney last week, hit 28 goals in Ligue 1 last season.But former Arsenal favourite Pires – who also made the direct move from France to the Premier League – believes it will take time for the 26-year-old to find his feet in England.’I think he will be a success,’ he said.’He is a good striker who has scored a lot of goals with Lyon. Of course it will be very difficult in the beginning because when you play in France and move to England it is not the same, it is very aggressive.’Maybe he will need time for the adaptation but everyone around him is very important, especially the French connection.Lacazette joined the Gunners for £52million from Lyon and has a weight of expectationRobert Pires thinks it might take time for the prolific striker to settle in London’I think Arsene Wenger has a very important role for him, Arsenal have Lacazette, …read more

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Tottenham take on Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday morning in Orlando Some of Tottenham’s US fans met with the players at training on Friday Meanwhile, Kieran Trippier says Spurs want to win things next season By

Tom Farmery For MailonlinePublished:
19:44 EDT, 21 July 2017

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20:32 EDT, 21 July 2017
Lucky US football fans got to meet their Tottenham idols as they were invited to a training session in Orlando.Tottenham are preparing for their first International Champions Cup match against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday morning.But on Friday, Mauricio Pochettino allowed his players a chance to relax and they duly took advantage.Harry Kane signs a Premier League football for a supporter while in OrlandoCentral defender Toby Alderweireld poses for a photograph with some three young fansDele Alli stops to sign various items for fans after the training sessionKane posted this image to his Twitter profile on Friday morning after meeting fansFirst-team players Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld all stopped to have their taken photograph taken with fans.The meet and greet session came after a relatively tough training session as the players took part in different drills. Tottenham take Roma, Manchester City as well as PSG on their US tour before heading back to London to host Juventus at Wembley.Tottenham’s Will Miller (left) and Christian Eriksen in action during Friday’s training sessionKane drives forward with the ball during the training session in OrlandoGeorges-Kevin Nkoudou controls the ball at the ESPN Wide World of Sports on FridayRight back Kieran Trippier believes the tour is good test for him and his team-mates ahead of the new Premier League season.’We’re moving forward, we want to win things so pre-season is a good time to re-group and work together with all the lads again,’ he told Tottenham’s official website.’We’ve got three …read more

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Alex Martin For MailonlinePublished:
11:10 EDT, 21 July 2017

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20:25 EDT, 21 July 2017
Neymar has privately confirmed his intention to complete a world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain and said goodbye to a select number of Barcelona team-mates, according to a report in :Let’s block ads! (Why?) …read more

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Ian Poulter is tied third at The Open and three shots off leader Jordan SpiethPoulter has promised his fans at Royal Birkdale that he will give it his all Rory McIlroy also enjoyed a strong round of golf on Friday as the wind picked up American Jordan Spieth remained in the lead at the end of the second round By

Derek Lawrenson for the Daily MailPublished:
17:30 EDT, 21 July 2017

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19:57 EDT, 21 July 2017
Ian Poulter has promised to ‘play hard’ for the fans in an effort to bring about a first ever Open win at this course for a British golfer. As Jordan Spieth set the pace at six under, Poulter and Rory McIlroy set the 146th edition alight on Friday with some stunning golf that left the 50,000-strong crowd in raptures and themselves in contention. Englishman Poulter is enjoying a stirring revival this summer after missing the last five majors and a Ryder Cup through injury and loss of form.Ian Poulter is three shots off the lead after the second round of The Open at Royal Birkdale’The tank that was completely empty is almost full again and it feels absolutely marvellous to be back in the mix,’ said the 41-year-old, who stayed on three under after a level-par round.’I’m excited for this weekend and I’m confident. I was low, I was down, and I wasn’t happy playing golf for a long time.’There was this kid in a yellow jacket who was about six years old who followed me all the way round in the wind and the heavy rain. And he kept shouting, ‘Come on, Poults’. I’m going to play hard for him and for everyone.’Asked what it would mean to claim his first major, an emotional Poulter said: ‘I think you can guess …read more

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Everton impressed so far in pre-season campaign and beat Twente last game Ronald Koeman has conducted plenty of early business in transfer window Goodison Park outfit worked up sweat during training session in HollandSandro Ramirez and Jordan Pickford will make Everton debuts on Saturday By

Will Griffee For MailonlinePublished:
18:38 EDT, 21 July 2017

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19:58 EDT, 21 July 2017
Ronald Koeman cast an eye over his Everton side as they prepared for the next friendly of their pre-season campaign with Sandro Ramirez and Jordan Pickford to make their debuts. The Goodison Park outfit face Gent on Saturday in Holland and will be looking to continue their fine form. Everton overcame Gor Mahia 2-1 in the opener before cruising past FC Twente with a 3-0 win on Wednesday. Jordan Pickford has been training with his new team-mates since Monday and will start Sandro Ramirez is another player who is ready to make is Everton debut against GenkWayne Rooney has made a strong start to his second spell at the Merseyside clubHaving added the likes of Wayne Rooney and Michael Keane, Koeman has had a chance to bed in a few of his new additions already. Now forward Ramirez and goalkeeper Pickford will have a run out against Genk after joining their team-mates in the Netherlands on Monday.Koeman told the club website: ‘Pickford and Sandro will start and then we will see how long they will play, maybe 45 or a maximum of 60 minutes.’Ronald Koeman and Rooney have a chat in the Dutch sunshine during training The Everton squad were put through their paces at their base in the Netherlands ‘The starting team will play what most players did on Wednesday – 60 to 65 minutes. Then I will make many changes. ‘We will show what we did …read more

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Jordan Spieth exclaimed ‘That’s such bull****’ after reaching bunker on hole 8Brooks Koepka produced a mightily impressive recovery on the third holeChris Wood holed from 200 yards to record first-ever eagle two on the 18thBy

Craig Hope for the Daily MailPublished:
17:30 EDT, 21 July 2017

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19:36 EDT, 21 July 2017
Jordan Spieth led the way at the half-way stage of The Open at Royal Birkdale on six-under par with Ian Poulter three shots back.Rory McIlroy made up ground with a second round score of two-under par to head into day three tied sixth.Here Sportsmail look back at the highlights of an enthralling second day… Comeback of the dayIt was hard not to feel for Mark O’Meara after his horror show in round one. But the 60-year-old followed it up with a level par 70 on Friday in what he has said will be his final round ever in the tournament he won in 1998. A decent comeback, that.Mark O’Meara followed up his horror show in round one with a level par 70 on FridayPar save of the dayBrooks Koepka’s recovery on three was ridiculously good. He hit a road with his approach to the green and his ball bounced into rough which was so thick we don’t know he found it. So to hack out from there and somehow land on the green – before rolling to within two feet of the hole – was mightily impressive.Shot of the dayChris Wood holed from 200 yards to record the first-ever eagle two on the 18th at a Royal Birkdale Open. Lee Westwood might have took this prize when he chipped in for eagle on the fifth, but Wood’s effort made history.Chris Wood holed from 200 yards to record first-ever eagle two on the 18th at Royal BirkdaleStrop …read more

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Jon Rahm had sought to move a twig that was still attached to the groundThe Spaniard had a two-shot penalty revoked after play on ThursdayWorld No 7 said he is an honest player after enduring uncomfortable questionsBy

Ian Ladyman for the Daily MailPublished:
17:30 EDT, 21 July 2017

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19:25 EDT, 21 July 2017
Even before Lee Westwood’s 105-yard pitch on the fifth had found the hole for an eagle, Jon Rahm’s hands were in the air waving the ball onwards and in. A moment later the two men were bumping fists like the best of friends.Golf can be like that, especially in the early rounds of a tournament. You play together and, sometimes at least, you celebrate and commiserate together.But the relationship between two Europeans – one 22 years younger than the other – had been tested a little the day before as Westwood suggested, quite legitimately, that his playing partner might have committed a rules breach on the 17th hole of round one.John Rahm plays out of the rough during his second round of 74 on FridayThe Spaniard shares a joke with Lee Westwood as the pair navigate the course on day twoRahm had sought to move a twig that was still attached to the ground near his ball. In golf, that’s an act that will bring you a two- shot penalty and only after some post-round consultation with rules officials on Thursday was the sanction revoked.The 22-year-old Spaniard had essentially been given the benefit of the doubt, just as he had been when replacing his ball marginally in the wrong place at the Irish Open he went on to win by six shots two weeks ago.Currently world No 7, Rahm is a burgeoning talent, a handy combination of upper-body power and delicate touch. But cheating is …read more

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