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Ian Poulter reflects on the opening two rounds of The 145th Open and looks back on his time in the Sky Sports commentary team at Royal Troon. Greg Little Womens Jersey . We have seen a tale of two very different days, where the weather was great on Thursday and nowhere near as good on Friday. Leaderboard The 145th Open The sun was shining and there wasnt much wind for the first, so the guys were able to take advantage of that and Phil Mickelson went on to shoot the round of the day to lead by three. The players then came out in blustery conditions for their second rounds and the wind was blowing slightly, so the guys were certainly tested more and more as the day progressed. Phil Mickelson took a one-shot lead in to the weekend Id like to have been playing, but my week here at Royal Troon has still been really good. I dont really like to think about what Im going to do after golf because I think Ive still got a lot of good years left in me.There are a lot of avenues I could possibly go down once you stop playing, as a number of guys have done, but Im trying to not think whats after golf and instead focusing more on whats about to happen. Over the past couple of days for Sky Sports Ive done some commentary and studio work, plus spent some time in the Open Zone. As Ive known most of the guys here for a number of years, it has just been a smooth hop across the rope to get stuck into the TV side of things.Ive enjoyed all of those roles, but of the three Id probably say I enjoyed the commentary the most, as you can see whats happening and can comment on the players as they go along. When youre in the studio, you dont really know whats coming until David Livingstone passes a question over you. Poulter visited Claude Harmon in the Open Zone Theres lots of bouncing around the different areas and plenty of hanging around waiting for your times on-air during the two days, but it has been a lot of fun.I havent hit many shots in the past eight weeks, but we are planning right now to get back playing again for early October. I havent chosen an event to play just yet, but thats remaining the goal. Watch The Open throughout the weekend live on Sky Sports - your proud new home of The Open Also See: The Open latest news Royal Troon leaderboard The Open ways to watch Golf live on Sky Sports 4 Ryan Kalil Womens Jersey . Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, city natives, handled the catering for teammates that begged them for the tasty postgame feast. Greg Little Jersey . With a victory seemingly slipping away late in the third quarter, his quick scoring flurry helped Golden State regain control early in the fourth. .Y. -- That hangover from the Big East tournament is gone for Villanova.PARIS - Paris Saint-Germain is on a five-match winning streak without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, though none of the victories was entertaining and the side still looks poorer without its talismanic striker.So there was relief on Thursday when Ibrahimovic returned to training following a nagging heel injury, increasing speculation he could play against Marseille on Sunday, when a win would move second-place PSG to within one point of its bitter rival.Should PSG lose its unbeaten start to the season, however, resurgent Lyon could move into second place with a home win against struggling Guingamp.Here are some things to know about this weekends French league games:___ZLATAN CLOSE TO RETURN: PSG coach Laurent Blanc is optimistic Ibrahimovic may return to play a part in the table-topping clash against league leader Marseille.Ibrahimovic has not played since the 1-1 home draw against Lyon on Sept. 21, and his heel injury has kept him out for much longer than was first expected.Things have been evolving very well over the last few days. Were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now, Blanc said. He has started joining in training and hes been doing some running. He hasnt lost that much fitness in cardiovascular terms. If things continue to improve over the next few days anything is possible.Even if Ibrahimovic does not recover, PSG is well off in the forward department, with striker Edinson Cavani scoring in each of his past four games.DEFENDING CABAYE: PSG captain Thiago Silva has leapt to the defence of midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who has been in and out of the side since joining from Newcastle in January.Cabayes poor performance in last weekends gritty 2-1 win at Lorient saw him heavily criticized in the French media.Although a regular in midfield for France, Cabaye has struggled for PSG, scoringg only one league goal in 25 games. Cam Newton Womens Jersey. He has not played a full 90 minutes so far, and was hauled off after one hour against Lorient.PSGs problem isnt Cabaye, Silva said. The problem was the match against Lorient and especially the first half, because none of the players did well.BARREN SPELL: Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is the leagues joint top-scorer, but he needs to end a barren run at Paris Saint-Germains stadium to add to that tally on Sunday.Gignac has never scored at Parc des Princes in eight previous outings with Marseille and his former clubs Toulouse and Lorient.The France forward has made his best start to a domestic season with 10 goals in 12 games, putting him level with Lyons Alexandre Lacazette.But Gignac has looked slightly jaded in his last two games, failing to score in the 1-0 loss at Lyon and the 2-1 home win against Lens.Two seasons ago, he scored two superb goals as Marseille drew 2-2 at home to PSG, with Ibrahimovic netting twice for the visitors.ANTONETTIS RETURN? Frederic Antonetti is in talks with Bastia over the vacant coaching position after former France midfielder Claude Makelele was fired on Monday.The Corsican club is 19th going into Saturdays game against mid-table Montpellier.Antonetti, who is Corsican, held long talks on Tuesday with Bastia president Pierre-Marie Geronimi.The 53-year-old Antonetti started his coaching career with Bastia in 1994, and had a second spell with the club.I need to take the time to think. There are a lot of things to take into consideration and I know Bastia only too well, Antonetti said. Its not an easy situation, and Bastia is the club of my heart, but I will give the directors my answer very quickly.He also coached Rennes from 2009-2013, and had spells managing at Nice and Saint-Etienne. ' ' '

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