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The 2017 British Open: Round 2

Nightshift Sports: 

The second round of the British Open was nothing like the first–except for the name at the top of the leaderboard. As predicted, blustery weather, big winds and rain blanketed the course at Royal Birkdale. It was definitely not a day for scoring; the key was making it a day of survival.

When the day was done, Jordan Spieth was the leader, at 6 under par, followed by Matt Kuchar, at 4 under. Ian Poulter–continuing a rather remarkable run of good play that started in the Scottish Open, was at 3 under as was one of yesterday’s Round 1 leaders, Brooks Koepka.  For the full leaderboard, photos, and analysis of the day, use our direct link to the Official 2017 British Open website. 

One of the unusual stories of the day was Sergio Garcia (2017 Master’s Champion) and his unnerving encounter with a gorse bush. Garcia swung at it with a club in frustration. The resulting encounter did not go well…for Garcia, who suffered a sore shoulder. Sergio finished the day two shots over for the tournament.

Friday is always moving day in golf, and among the notables who moved on–not making the cut to play the weekend–were Phil Mickelson, who waged a terrific battle with eventual winner Henrik Stenson in 2016, Ryder Cup standout Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau, Padraig Harrington, and Justin Thomas. Mickelson was the real shock as he’s not missed a cut all season. Where’s Bones?

Round 3 is up tomorrow. Get up early in the morning, while the house is still cool from a full night of air conditioning, make some coffee, turn on the flat screen (and the big audio system) and settle in for an early morning of classic links golf from the 146th British Open. It’ll be great.

 

 

 

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The Tour de France: Stage 19

Nightshift Sports:

Almost there. Stage 19 done. Stage 20 (Saturday) and Stage 21 (Sunday) to go and the 2017 Tour De France is in the record books.

The overall leader remains Christopher Froome, followed, again, by Romain Bardet of France.  Rigoberto Uran remains in third.

Stage 19 was won by Edvald Boasson(Norway).

For complete reporting, great photo galleries, background news and insightful behind-the-scene journalism, use our direct link to the official Tour de France website. 

Christopher Froome is closing in on yet another Tour de France win (his fourth). Two more days remain. Stay tuned.

 

 

 

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The Nightshift: 21 July 2017

Press Clippings:

Good Morning, it’s Friday, 21 July 2017 and this is the morning  edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National Junk Food day….a terrific excuse to violate dietary rules and restrictions just for fun.

The second round of the British Open is on today; at press time, three golfers (Spieth, Kuchar, Koepka) were tied for the lead).

Catch up with what’s going on in the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest Newspapers.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1275 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually experiment in news communications. This month, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s all in rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


The 2017 British Open: Resources

Nightshift Sports: 

The 146th British Open (“The Open”) is now in progress. This year, it’s being contested at Royal Birkdale, which has now hosted The Open 10 times.

Here are some resources to enable you to follow and enjoy the tournament this year. This site will be updated on a daily basis.

Website

Use our direct link to the official site of The Open. 

Television, Online, and Streaming Coverage

Round 1

Live TV coverage: 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Golf Channel
TV online: 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on GolfChannel.com and NBC Sports app
Streaming:   GolfChannel.com

Round 2

Live TV coverage: 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Golf Channel
TV online: 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on GolfChannel.com and NBC Sports app
Streaming:   GolfChannel.com

Round 3

Live TV coverage: 4:30-7 a.m. on Golf Channel and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on NBC
TV simulcast online: 4:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on GolfChannel.com and NBC Sports app
Streaming:  GolfChannel.com

Round 4

Live TV coverage: 4-7 a.m. on Golf Channel and  7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC
TV online: 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. on GolfChannel.com and NBC Sports app
Additional streaming:  GolfChannel.com

News, Background, and Analysis

British Open Leaderboard Breakdown

McIlroy’s Caddie Peptalk

Evening Standard Coverage

Golfweek 

Golf Channel Open Highlights

It’s Up to You: Personal Responsibility and Golf

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The 2017 British Open: Round 1

Nightshift Sports: 

The 146th British Open (known in the U.K. as “The Open”) started play today at Royal Birkdale, which has now hosted the tournament 10 times.  At the end of the of the first round, three American’s were tired for first at five under par: Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, and Brooks Koepka. Today as a good day to score, but tomorrow is forecasted as just a good day to survive: high winds and rain are projected.

Keep up with the British Open with our direct link to the Official Site of The Open. The site has terrific editorial and photographic coverage and should be on your check-it-daily list for the next few days.

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The Tour De France: Stage 18

Nightshift Sports: 

At the end of the 18th stage of the 2017 Tour de France, Christopher Froome maintained his lead as the overall leader, followed by Romain Bardet, Rigoberto Uran, Mikel Landa and Fabio Aru. Warren Barguil won the stage.

Get all the news, background, great photo essays and prep for tomorrow’s Stage 19, by using our direct link to the official Tour De France Website. 

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The Nightshift: 20 July 2017

Press Clippings:

Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 20 July 2017 and this is the morning  edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Senator John McCain, former presidential candidate and one of the major leaders of the Senate has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The cancer was picked up when he underwent a procedure last week to remove a blood clot above his left eye.

Today is National Pennsylvania Day, which will mean a lot more to people to live in Pennsylvania than to people who live in other states.

The 146th British Open golf tournament starts today.

Catch up with what’s going on in the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest Newspapers.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1271 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually experiment in news communications. This month, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s all in rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


The Tour de France: Stage 17

Nightshift Sports: 

The Tour de France finished stage 17 today, and while Chris Froome maintained his lead,  two new competitors, Rigoberto Uran  and Romain Bardet moved into second place, Fabio Aru who was second for several stages has dropped back into third position behind Uran and Bardet.

Get all the news, updates, standings, and classifications for the 2017 Tour de France with our direct link to the Official Tour de France Website. 

And…if you haven’t received enough background already, this excellent article from Bloomberg.com will tell you precisely how hard it is to win the Tour. Also, to prepare you for the blitz of the final four days, read this fine piece on Lance Armstrong’s views of  the Tour, courtesy of the New York Times.

Tomorrow, it’s Stage 18, as the Tour heads toward the finish and history in Paris this coming Sunday.

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The Nightshift: 19 July 2017

Press Clippings:

Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 19 July 2017 and this is the morning  edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

It’s been reported that Trump and Putin, new best buds, had a second, previously undisclosed meeting at the G20 Summit. Transparency is a wonderful thing.

It’s National Hot Dog Day. You know what to eat.

Catch up with what’s going on in the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest Newspapers.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1269 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually experiment in news communications. This month, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s all in rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


The Tour de France: A Stage 16 Photo Gallery

Nightshift Sports:

Another day on the Tour (Stage 16, for those keeping count) and another set of great photos (for those who enjoy very fine sports photography). The Tour is closing in on its’ final day, Sunday, 23 July 2017, and the dash down the Champs Elysees in Paris,

Till then….some very good photography to keep you in the mood.

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