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McIlroy giving up European Tour membership in 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is set to give up European Tour membership in 2019 to focus on the U.S. PGA...

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LPGA announces changes to points race, purse for 2019 finale

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The Race to the CME Globe will be more frantic starting next year, and the winner of the LPGA Tour's...

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Snedeker back at Australian Open for 1st time since 2007

SYDNEY (AP) — Brandt Snedeker hasn't played the Australian Open since 2007 but the memory of his costly mistake in the final...

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Westwood parts with caddie after 10 years

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Lee Westwood and Matt Kuchar won last week, each ending four-plus years without winning on their...

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Column: Dufner does the math in determining success rate

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Jason Dufner scanned down both sides of the crowded practice range Tuesday at Sea Island as he...

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Golf Glance

LPGA TOURCME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Naples, Fla.Course: Tiburon GC. Yardage: 6,556. Par: 72.Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has fired coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season that...

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Singh wins final event, giving Langer another Schwab Cup

PHOENIX (AP) — Bernhard Langer celebrated his fifth Charles Schwab Cup with his wife and friends, a glass of red wine in his...

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Kuchar ends long drought, Singh, Langer winners in Phoenix

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Matt Kuchar ended more than four years without a PGA Tour victory Sunday by closing with a...

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Matt Kuchar holds on to win Mayakoba Classic

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Matt Kuchar had gone four years, six months and three weeks since his last PGA Tour victory.The...

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Westwood surges past Garcia, Oosthuizen to win in Sun City

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — At times over the last 4 ½ years Lee Westwood wondered if he'd ever win another tournament on the...

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Scott McCarron leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

PHOENIX (AP) — Scott McCarron moved into position to win the PGA Tour Champions' season points race, birdieing the final two...

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Kuchar builds 4-shot lead at Mayakoba Golf Classic

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — For three days, Matt Kuchar has felt in total control of his game at the Mayakoba Golf...

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Garcia keeps lead in South Africa

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Sergio Garcia leads by two strokes going into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and...

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Gaby Lopez hangs on in China to win first LPGA title

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Gaby Lopez won her first LPGA Tour event with a 1-over 73 to finish one shot ahead of Ariya...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLMETAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dez Bryant's tenure with the Saints may have been short-lived.In just his second practice with...

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Paul Goydos leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goydos birdied the par-5 18th for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions'...

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Kuchar builds a 2-shot lead at Mayakoba Classic

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Matt Kuchar knew he was in trouble when his tee shot sailed so far to the right that he hit a...

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Garcia's lead in Sun City cut to 1 by Oosthuizen

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Sergio Garcia barely held onto his lead as Louis Oosthuizen's second-round charge took him to...

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Lopez earns an ace and lead in Blue Bay LPGA on birthday

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — How's this for a birthday present?Gaby Lopez turned 25 on Friday and celebrated with a hole-in-one...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSDENVER (AP) — A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a...

Why performance isn't the only reason Bedlam fans feel differently about their QBs

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Plenty has happened on the field to fuel feelings of Bedlam fans. Kyler Murray is in the running for the Heisman. Taylor Cornelius is maddening with his swings in consistency. But for many fans, how these quarterbacks have played has served only...

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Goydos, Petrovic shoot 63, share lead in Champions' finale

PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goydos and Tim Petrovic shot 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup...

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Kuchar tied for lead at working vacation in Mexico

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Matt Kuchar decided at the last minute to play the Mayakoba Golf Classic and made it look like...

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Garcia dominant on Day 1 at Nedbank Golf Challenge

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Sergio Garcia flew into a four-shot lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge after an 8-under 64 on...

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Jutanugarn fires a 68 to lead Blue Bay LPGA by 4 shots

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 4-under 68 to take a four-stroke lead at the halfway point of...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BOXINGTOKYO (AP) — Floyd Mayweather has called off his bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and says he was...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARCAN-AM 500Site: Avondale, Arizona.Schedule: Friday, practice, 1:35 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 7 p.m....

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Thidapa Suwannapura shoots 4-under 68 to lead Blue Bay LPGA

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Two golfers from Thailand were at the top of the leaderboard after Wednesday's first round of the...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLMichigan moved into the fourth spot of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, behind Alabama,...

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Rules officials face crash course on new golf rules

Slugger White spent three weeks in Asia as the lead rules official for PGA Tour events. He is officiating in Mexico this week...

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Column: A golf pro first, Suzy Whaley now breaking barriers

Two moments of discrimination took place 1,000 miles and worlds apart, neither pointing to Suzy Whaley making history this week...

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DeChambeau wins in Las Vegas for 4th win in 12 starts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau holed an eagle putt from just inside 60 feet on the 16th hole that carried him to a 5-under...

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Late eagle carries DeChambeau to victory in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau holed an eagle putt from just inside 60 feet on the 16th hole that carried him to a 5-under...

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Rose wins Turkish Airlines Open, retakes No. 1 ranking

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Justin Rose is No. 1 in the world again, and this time it feels even more special.More than having the...

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Local favorite Nasa Hataoka fires 67 to win Japan Classic

SHIGA, Japan (AP) — Local favorite Nasa Hataoka shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Japan Classic for her second LPGA title...

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Golf Roundup: Former Oklahoma State star Uihlein, DeChambeau share Las Vegas lead

Bryson DeChambeau birdied four of the last six holes Saturday for a share of the lead with Peter Uihlein in the Shriners...

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Bryson DeChambeau, Peter Uihlein share Las Vegas lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau birdied four of the last six holes Saturday for a share of the lead with Peter Uihlein in...

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Li Haotong shoots 63, takes 3-shot lead in Turkey

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Li Haotong shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday in the Turkish Airlines Open to take a three-shot lead over...

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Lee takes 3-stroke lead at Japan Classic

SHIGA, Japan (AP) — Minjee Lee shot an 8-under 64 to take a three-shot lead after the second round of the Japan Classic on...

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Peter Uihlein shoots 66 to take 2-shot lead in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Peter Uihlein birdied five of the last seven holes for a 5-under 66 and a two-stroke lead Friday in the...

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Defending champ Rose leads by 2 in Turkey

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Defending champion Justin Rose has a two-shot lead halfway through the Turkish Airlines Open after...

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So Yeon Ryu shoots 65 for 1-shot lead in Toto Japan Classic

SHIGA, Japan (AP) — So Yeon Ryu shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Toto Japan Classic.Nasa...

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Thursday's Sports Briefs

BASKETBALLCLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA's spotlight faded from Cleveland last summer. It will shine brilliantly again in four...

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Peter Uihlein leads in Las Vegas; Jordan Spieth 3 shots back

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Peter Uihlein topped the leaderboard at 8-under 63 on Thursday in the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open,...

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PGA Tour stop in California desert loses title sponsor

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — The PGA Tour event in the Southern California desert in January will be played as the Desert Classic...

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Dunne leads in Turkey after 1st round, Rose 1 shot back

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Paul Dunne shot a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Turkish...

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European Tour schedule provides for big finish

The PGA Championship moving to May might have provided a strong finishing kick to the European Tour season.The European Tour...

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Column: Ryder Cup over, Furyk returns to full-time job

Jim Furyk never quit his day job. It just seemed that way.During the 31 tournaments he played over 20 months, his identity was...

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European Tour pressing ahead with 2019 event in Saudi Arabia

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The European Tour is pressing ahead with staging a golf event in Saudi Arabia for the first time...

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Scott Parel wins Invesco QQQ Championship

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Scott Parel won the Invesco QQQ Championship on Sunday, taking the PGA Tour Champions playoff...

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Schauffele wins HSBC for US sweep of World Championships

SHANGHAI (AP) — Xander Schauffele gave the Americans a sweep of the World Golf Championships and quickly put a winless...

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Nelly Korda wins Taiwan Championship for 1st LPGA title

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Nelly Korda shot a 4-under 68 to win the Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA tour...

Cornelius' glorious game ruined by his last pass

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With a chance to win Bedlam, Cornelius' 2-point conversion pass is low and behind Tylan Wallace, and the Sooners escape with a 48-47 victory

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Golf Roundup: Finau takes 3-shot lead at HSBC Champions

Tony Finau closed with three straight birdies for a 2-under 70 on Saturday in the HSBC Champions.

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Miguel Angel Jimenez leads Invesco QQQ Championship

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez shot his second straight 4-under 68 on Saturday to take the second-round lead...

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Cameron Champ shoots 64, takes 4-stroke lead in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Cameron Champ shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday to open a four-stroke lead in the Sanderson Farms...

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Late rally lets Tony Finau keep 3-shot lead in HSBC

SHANGHAI (AP) — Tony Finau struggled for so much of Saturday in the HSBC Champions that he was hopeful of a strong finish to...

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Nelly Korda shoots 69 to share 3rd-round lead in Taiwan

TAOYUAN CITY, Taiwan (AP) — Nelly Korda shot a 3-under 69 to share the lead with Wei-Ling Hsu after three rounds of the LPGA...

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Tom Byrum leads Champions playoff event at Sherwood

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Byrum birdied five of the last seven holes for a 6-under 66 and the first-round lead Friday in...

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Champ, Xiong tied for second-round lead at Sanderson Farms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Norman Xiong's ability to make the hard shots on another damp, chilly day made the rest of his second...

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Tony Finau overcomes wild break to lead HSBC

SHANGHAI (AP) — Tony Finau has enjoyed such a good year that he wasn't about to let one bad break get him down Friday in the...

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Hsu takes 2nd-round lead in Taiwan, Lydia Ko moves close

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Wei-Ling Hsu was feeling the love from her home crowd at the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Friday and it...

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Champ shoots 65, takes one-stroke lead at Sanderson Farms

Champ played in college at Texas A&M and said the windy conditions in that area of the country have given him plenty of...

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Champ shoots 65, takes one-stroke lead at Sanderson Farms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Cameron Champ's booming drives have made him quite the curiosity during his short time on the PGA...

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Ewart Shadoff takes early lead at LPGA Taiwan Championship

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Jodi Ewart Shadoff shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the...

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Reed opens with 64 to take lead at HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI (AP) — Patrick Reed had a Ryder Cup he'd like to forget and spent three weeks at home in Texas preparing to finish the...

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Koepka makes debut at No. 1 and hopes to keep rolling

Brooks Koepka is having the kind of year he only imagined in his dreams, and he's not ready for it to end.

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Ryan Armour back at Sanderson Farms after breakout season

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ryan Armour's attempt at winning back-to-back Sanderson Farms Championships will involve fighting fatigue...

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Koepka makes debut at No. 1 and hopes to keep rolling

SHANGHAI (AP) — Brooks Koepka is having the kind of year he only imagined in his dreams, and he's not ready for it to end.In...

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Azinger does not plan on using 'choke' in replacing Miller

Paul Azinger used to say for years that the only thing that made a player choke was cash or prestige.So he's not afraid to use...

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Column: Koepka's biggest feat as No. 1 is getting there

Reaching No. 1 in the world felt even sweeter to Brooks Koepka because of how he got there.Golf is about winning, and the world...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLBOSTON (AP) — This World Series is making history even before it starts.Boston's Alex Cora and Los Angeles' Dave...

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Garcia wins rain-shortened Andalucia Valderrama Masters

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Sergio Garcia won his third Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Monday, finishing the rain-shortened...

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NBC hires Paul Azinger to replace Johnny Miller

NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of sharp, candid...

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Brooks Koepka takes No. 1 spot, winning CJ Cup

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka took the No. 1 spot in the world ranking from Dustin Johnson, finishing his...

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Austin wins playoff opener after closing 69

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Woody Austin knew Bernhard Langer was lurking throughout the final nine holes, and he did just enough to...

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Garcia leads by 3 at Andalucia Masters, play resumes Monday

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Sergio Garcia was on course to win a third Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Sunday when play was...

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Kang finishes strong to win LPGA Shanghai by 2 strokes

SHANGHAI (AP) — Danielle Kang shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Shanghai by two strokes for her second career...

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Brooks Koepka has golf's top ranking with win in South Korea

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka is golf's new No. 1 after winning the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Sunday by four...

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Tournament host Sergio Garcia leads at Valderrama

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Sergio Garcia shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday to take a four-shot lead in the Andalucia Valderrama...

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64-year-old Jay Haas leads Champions playoff opener

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jay Haas shot a 7-under 65 — missing his age by a stroke — to take a two-shot lead Saturday in the PGA...

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Ciganda shoots 67 to share lead at LPGA Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) — Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to share the lead with Sei Young Kim after the third round...

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Koepka keeps alive chance for top spot, leads by 4 in SKorea

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka has improved his chances of taking over as No. 1 golfer in the world, shooting a...

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Dunlap, Quinn share lead in Champions playoff opener

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Scott Dunlap and Fran Quinn shot 5-under 67 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour...

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Warren boosts chances of keeping card at Andalucia Masters

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Marc Warren helped his chances of retaining his European Tour card by moving into equal-second place...

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Kim leads LPGA Shanghai by 1 stroke after 2 rounds

SHANGHAI (AP) — Sei Young Kim led the LPGA Shanghai by one stroke at the halfway point after shooting a 5-under-par 67 in the...

OU football: Linebacker Curtis Bolton says defense, his group must improve for chance at playoff

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NORMAN — Oklahoma senior linebacker Curtis Bolton wasn't about to try to put much shine on the Sooners' defensive performance Saturday night in a 48-47 Bedlam win. “I'm not satisfied,” Bolton said. “I'm not happy with how we played. We've gotta...

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Piercy shoots 65 to lead by 1 at CJ Cup at Nine Bridges

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka, recently named the PGA Tour player of the year, gave himself the perfect...

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Dominion extends support of PGA Tour Champions for 10 years

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The PGA Tour Champions has announced that Dominion Energy has agreed to a 10-year extension of its...

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Chesters leads after weather-hit first round in Andalucia

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Ashley Chesters was leading on 5-under 66 at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters when play was suspended...

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Ariya Jutanugarn takes 1-shot lead with 66 at LPGA Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Buick LPGA Shanghai...

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Chez Reavie takes 1st-round lead at CJ Cup with 4-under 68

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Chez Reavie overcame cool, windy conditions for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke lead after the...

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Laura Davies wins Senior LPGA Championship

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Laura Davies won the Senior LPGA Championship on Wednesday at chilly and windy French Lick Resort to...

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Davies takes 2-shot lead into final round of Senior LPGA

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Laura Davies recovered from a pair of early bogeys Tuesday for a 2-under 70 that gave her a two-shot...

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Leishman goes for 2 straight PGA wins, feels right at home

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Marc Leishman goes into the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges after winning his fourth title on the PGA...

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Johnny Miller talks like most golf fans think

Johnny Miller is retiring after three decades calling the shots for NBC. His last tournament will be the Phoenix Open, the...

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Column: Johnny Miller talks like most golf fans think

The comment was vintage Johnny Miller, raw enough to cause most television producers to wince.Miller was in the NBC Sports...

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Lahiri measures field strength in airline reservations

The strength of field for the CIMB Classic was the same as it was last year, with one exception that Anirban Lahiri nearly...

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Laura Davies leads by 1 at Senior LPGA

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Laura Davies opened with a 4-under 68 despite finishing with two bogeys Monday, giving her a one-shot...

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Johnny Miller retiring after 3 decades at NBC Sports

Johnny Miller is retiring after three decades of calling the shots the way he sees them.Miller said Monday he will make his...

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Bernhard Langer wins SAS Championship by 6 shots

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Bernhard Langer ran away with the SAS Championship on Sunday to take the points lead into the PGA Tour...