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Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

RORY McILROY endured a nightmare start to his bid to make it four wins in a row as he reached the turn in a four-over 40 before picking up a shot on the way back in the first round at The Barclays.

McIlroy said he needed to regain his focus to get back into contention. "I'm not quite on my game, I've not quite put in the time over the last few days for obvious reasons," he said. "I'm going to go and have some lunch and then work on the range, work on a few things, and try to catch up on some practice I've missed out on over the last week and try to be ready for tomorrow."

Looking forward to the FedEx Cup, he added: "For me, not being here for the weekend isn't an option.

"I've got to work hard today on the range and get out there and get off to a fast start tomorrow, and get myself back into this tournament."

Froome fired up for tilt at Vuelta

Cycling: Chris Froome aims to puthis Tour de France misery behind him with victory in the Vuelta a Espana but he faces stiff competition from a strong field led by Nairo Quintana.

The Team Sky rider crashed out on the fifth stage of the Tour as defending champion after falling three times in two days.

"This is exactly the sort of challenge I need after the disappointment of withdrawing from the Tour de France," Froome said this week. "You can't dwell on disappointment, you have to move onquickly to the next thing and the Vuelta has become the perfectrace for me to focus on."

Rosberg coy on Hungary fallout

Motor Sport: Nico Rosberg concedes he has learned "various things" following Mercedes team orders row that unfolded in Hungary, but refused to elaborate on whether clear-the-air talks were resolved to his liking.

Rosberg said: "I gather it was a bit of a mess in the media after Hungary, so it's best I don't add too much, add too many details.

"In general, of course we discussed it after the race because it's important to review a situation like that.

"I learned various things from that race which I will adapt for the future."


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