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Golf

Day and Spieth set for Firestone, McIlroy in France

(Reuters) - World number one Jason Day, U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and second-ranked Jordan Spieth command the spotlight at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio where Rory McIlroy is a conspicuous absentee.

Basketball

USA to head to Rio without LeBron James

(Reuters) - LeBron James was a glaring absentee from the United States Olympic lineup as USA Basketball unveiled its squad for the Rio Games on Monday.

Other Sport

Penang put interest of nation first ahead of Sukma glory

GEORGE TOWN: Teen prodigies Goh Jin Wei (badminton) and Bryan Teoh (golf) have been given the blessings by the state to skip the biennial Sukma to represent Malaysia in world-class competitions.

Football

Kim Swee wants strikers to rediscover scoring touch

PETALING JAYA: National coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee wants his strikers to show their killer instincts when they take on Myanmar in a friendly at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon on Saturday.

Football

Spotlight back on the pitch for expanded Euros

LONDON (Reuters) - Bigger than ever, the European Championship kicks off in Paris next month with a four-week feast of football that promises to elevate the game above the corruption scandals and security fears that have overshadowed its build-up.

Football

Kone hands Sunderland major boost ahead of Everton clash

(Reuters) - Sunderland defender Lamine Kone will be fit for Wednesday's vital Premier League game against Everton after the defender appeared to injure his thigh in Saturday's 3-2 win over Chelsea at the Stadium of Light.

Golf

No Quail Hollow for Woods, who is 'sick' of being sidelined

(Reuters) - Media speculation that Tiger Woods would make his PGA Tour return at next week's Wells Fargo Championship proved false when his name was not included in the official field for the event after Friday's deadline.

Rugby

'The Bus' runs over Jaguares defence for another Wellington win

(Reuters) - All Blacks winger Julian Savea marked his return to the Hurricanes lineup with a hat-trick of tries as the last year's runners-up eased to a 40-22 bonus point win over Argentina's Jaguares in Wellington on Saturday.

Football

Title battle no two-horse race, says Spurs boss Pochettino

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said seven teams still have a chance to win the Premier League this season, dismissing suggestions the title battle has become a two-horse race between his side and Leicester City.

Football

Barca face big test against high-flying Villarreal

BARCELONA - Barcelona can extend their La Liga winning streak to 13 matches at fourth-placed Villarreal on Sunday in one of the few big tests remaining for Luis Enrique's champions elect.