Manchester United v Real Madrid: International Champions Cup – live!

Cristiano Ronaldo faces more team in Santa Clara, CaliforniaJosé Mourinho guarantees David de Gea is staying at Old TraffordEmail graham.parker@theguardian.com or tweet @KidWeil 9.21pm BST PreambleIf you like football, you’ll love a “summer of football”. Like football, but sweatier, and with more subs. 2.04pm BST Graham will be here shortly,…
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Jordan Spieth Didn’t Blow It

After near-catastrophe at 13, the 23-year-old roared back to win the British Open(Getty Images)Jordan Spieth was going to win or lose the 146th Open Championship off the strength or weakness of his mind. His mental game is virtually the only divisive part of his golf game. Some celebrate his cerebralness — the way…
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Branden Grace Made History at the Open With His Round of 62

Branden Grace Made History at the Open ChampionshipAfter 157 years, there has finally been a round of 62 shot at a major tournament(AP Images)Call Jim “Bones” Mackay psychic, clairvoyant, or just generally observant. No matter what you call him, give Phil Mickelson’s longtime caddie and the first-time announcer his credit — he…
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Why Kyrie Irving Wants Out of Cleveland and Away From LeBron James

Kyrie Irving and LeBron Could Be the Next Star Couple to Break UpBig egos and longtime partnerships usually don’t mix(Getty Images)Imagine you’re at a house party having the time of your life, but as night turns to dawn, you realize you don’t want to be the last one there. Nothing good will…
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Fire Up the Trade Machine: Potential Destinations for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving Reportedly Wants Out of ClevelandThere is no such thing as an offseason in the NBA(AP Images)NBA offseason? What offseason?On Wednesday, I wrote about Cleveland’s less-than-ideal summer, and how it put them in a precarious position, given LeBron’s upcoming free agency. It took two days for the Cavs’ offseason to…
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Christopher Nolan Is Not As Skeptical As He Used to Be

Christopher Nolan WeekTonight, You’re Going to Be Part of a Social ExperimentThe Dark Knight trilogy gave us the Great Superhero Boom — and a deeply nihilistic worldview from one of our most influential directors. Is ‘Dunkirk’ a new era for Christopher Nolan?(Warner Bros. Pictures/Ringer illustration)Christopher Nolan movies typically thrive on a frustrating sort…
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John Wall Finally Has a Contract Worthy of His Talent

Yes, he already had a max deal, but he deserved more.(AP Images)The 2017 NBA free-agency period entered its fourth week on Saturday, but it has felt like an eternity. Beginning with the Jimmy Butler trade on draft night, NBA relocations and rumors have dropped at a steady pace. Yet after the…
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Gambling on ‘Game of Thrones’ (Ep. 333)

The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh sits down with Pat Morrow, head oddsmaker for Bovada, to talk about the phenomenon of betting on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ (2:10), reading fan theories as part of research (7:00), and how having a professional stake in the show affects consumption (21:45). Lindbergh’s article on the…
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Kyrie Irving Reportedly Wants Out of Cleveland

There is no such thing as an offseason in the NBA(AP Images)NBA offseason? What offseason?On Wednesday, I wrote about Cleveland’s less-than-ideal summer, and how it put them in a precarious position, given LeBron’s upcoming free agency. It took two days for the Cavs’ offseason to go from suboptimal to disastrous.Kyrie Irving…
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How Two Gamers Found Secret Aliens — and Love — in ‘GTA V’

How Two Gamers Found Secret Aliens — and Love — in ‘GTA V’Team Guru’s hunt for Easter eggs led them right into something even more elusive(Rockstar Games)Rockstar Games is known for hiding Easter eggs in its Grand Theft Auto franchise. In Grand Theft Auto IV, players could find “the heart of Liberty City” inside the game’s…
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