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Woods to open Match Play against PGA Tour rookie of year

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods is at another new golf course for a World Golf Championships event and faces another player he...

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Jin Young Ko rallies to win LPGA Tour's Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) — Jin Young Ko channeled her inner Dustin Johnson to win for the first time in the United States.After an even-par...

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Yu Liu shoots 7-under 65 to take 1-shot lead in Founder Cup

PHOENIX (AP) — Yu Liu got through a stressful final-group pairing Saturday to take the Founders Cup lead, outplaying top-ranked...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLPHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs....

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Weekend Sports in Brief

NFLBOSTON (AP) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.Gronkowski announced his...

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Casey becomes 1st repeat winner at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey became the first back-to-back winner of the Valspar Championship on Sunday by closing with...

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Casey holds on to repeat title at Valspar Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey got the battle he expected Sunday in the Valspar Championship.Just not from Dustin...

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Scott Hend wins Maybank Championship in playoff

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Scott Hend of Australia closed with a 5-under 67, had to wait nearly two hours to see if it would...

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Casey holds 1-shot lead over Johnson at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — The final hour changed the dynamics of the Valspar Championship, just not the lead.That still belongs...

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Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce...

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Top-ranked Sung Hyun Park, Yu Liu tied for Founders Cup lead

PHOENIX (AP) — Sung Hyun Park isn't a big fan of birdie-fest golf. She's still awfully good at it."Personally, I like the...

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Patrick Reed brings in Leadbetter to check on his swing

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Reed hasn't finished in the top 10 in nine starts this year, is three weeks away from...

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Casey shares halfway lead in title defense at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey drove into Innisbrook and saw his picture on posters and programs, just what he needed to...

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PGA Tour suspends Robert Garrigus for failed drug test

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus became the first PGA Tour player suspended for a drug of abuse, saying on Twitter that...

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Pieters takes halfway lead at Maybank Championship

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Ernie Els was two shots behind Maybank Championship leader Thomas Pieters on a crowded...

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OSU Cowgirls lead Hawaii golf tournament

Cowgirls lead Hawaii tournament Oklahoma State's women's golf team leads the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Waikoloa, Hawaii...

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Choi stroke back in Founders Cup in return from back injury

PHOENIX (AP) — Na Yeon Choi feared the worst Thursday in her return from a back injury. She ended up high on the Founders Cup...

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Dahmen, Straka share early lead at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour event that doesn't have Tiger Woods this year instead has the Leaping Cougar.That's a...

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Ex-President George W. Bush gets ace at Dallas course

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush has made a hole-in-one at a Dallas course that will soon host his institute's...

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Fraser and Elvira share Maybank Championship lead

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former champion Marcus Fraser and Nacho Elvira turned in 7-under-par 65s for the joint lead of...

OU basketball: Kristian Doolittle's father uses an outrageous jacket to let the Sooners know they are supported

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — When the University of Oklahoma basketball players and coaches, or even their families, see Dwayne Doolittle on the road, they want to know one thing. “Where’s the jacket? Where’s the jacket.” Never fear. The gaudy,...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLDAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tyson Ward scored 23 points, and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round...

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Nelly Korda learning she doesn't have to be perfect to win

PHOENIX (AP) — David Whelan has tried to teach Nelly Korda that she doesn't need to be perfect to win on the LPGA Tour."My...

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Johnson moving closer to top form as Masters nears

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is peaking. The Masters is nearing. And he was talking Wednesday about an injury from...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARSTP 500Site: Martinsville, Virginia.Schedule: Saturday, practice, 9:35 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., (FS1),...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLMike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the...

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OU golf finishes third, OSU fourth in separate tournaments

OU golf finishes third in National Invitational The Oklahoma men’s golf team finished third at the National Invitational...

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Els names final 3 assistant captains for Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — International team captain Ernie Els has named K.J. Choi, Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir as his...

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Column: PGA Tour study shows disparity in ranking points

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two tournaments on different continents illustrate why PGA Tour players are increasingly...

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Eddie Pepperell prefers not to spend much time at tournament

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pepperell makes his Masters debut this year, and he looks forward to seeing Augusta...

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Golf Glance

PGA TOURVALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Palm Harbor, Fla.Course: Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead course). Yardage: 7,340. Par:...

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Swing and a fit: Retailer offers custom-fit golf clubs

As the weather warms, many Oklahomans are ready to hit the links, and this year a new retailer is working to outfit some of...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

NBASAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and nine rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points and 13 rebounds and the...

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McIlroy blocks out noise and hits his stride

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy managed to block out all the noise, all the distractions, and this was long before...

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Pepperell, Vegas feed frenzy at famed 17 with long putts

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pepperell's 50-foot birdie putt sent the packed gallery surrounding the island green into...

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McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory...

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Furyk closes with flurry, finishes 2nd in hometown event

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim Furyk was one of the last ones in the field at The Players Championship.He was the last one...

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Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship...

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Tiger Woods says game 'right on track' as Masters approaches

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods hit 12 of 14 fairways, made a 30-foot putt for birdie and holed out for par from a...

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Migliozzi wins Kenya Open for 1st European Tour title

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won his first European Tour title with a one-stroke victory at the Kenya...

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Rahm storms into lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm can't think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from...

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Woods lands birdie, laughs at famed 17 after quadruple-bogey

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had a much more enjoyable experience at the 17th hole of The Players Championship on...

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New rules could have helped Woods on 17th hole at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods could have avoided the water on his second attempt to the island-green 17th under...

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Woods cards highest score ever at 17, makes cut at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods paused on the ninth green and stared at a nearby leaderboard.His name would have...

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McIlroy, Fleetwood share lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The easy way out was to go low under a tree 20 feet in front of Rory McIlroy.He was looking...

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Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play 'epidemic'

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic.McIlroy and playing partners...

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Matchmaker: Justin Thomas links Wie with Jerry West's son

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Major champion. FedEx Cup champion. And now Justin Thomas has another title.Matchmaker for...

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Thursday's Sports In Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson made all 13 of his shots, five on high-flying dunks, and scored 29...

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Fleetwood, Bradley tied for lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — March or May, there is no shortage of excitement at The Players Championship.Tiger Woods made...

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Varner penalized 2 shots in unlikely driver change

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Harold Varner III was penalized two shots in the opening round of The Players Championship in a...

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Mickelson 'shocked' college company he used caught in scheme

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Phil Mickelson says he might be "more shocked than anyone" to learn that a college consulting...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NBAHOUSTON (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Golden State Warriors snapped...

Why Oklahoma high school hoops needs to add a third state weekend

SportsMar 15, 2019

Sometime after the first couple gold balls had been handed out last Saturday, my good fortune dawned on me. Norman and Norman North had played for the Class 6A girls basketball crown, and the game was close until the end. The Class 5A boys...

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Stenson's Players victory ends with wrong kind of surprise

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Stenson won The Players Championship 10 years ago, at the time the biggest victory of his...

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Correction: Dan Jenkins, sports writing great, dies at 90

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — In a story March 7 and 8 about Dan Jenkins' death, The Associated Press erroneously reported that he...

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Same tournament, new course with Players moving to March

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Thomas has played the 15th hole at The Players Championship some 20 times, but never this...

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Phil Mickelson commits to new Minnesota tour stop, 3M Open

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson will play this summer in the 3M Open, the new PGA Tour stop in Minnesota.Mickelson's...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA Tournament selection show is returning to CBS and its traditional bracket-first...

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McIlroy waiting for consistent golf to pay off in victories

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is playing his most consistent golf since the end of 2011 and the start of 2012,...

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Column: Molinari putting together a record hard to ignore

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Francesco Molinari might not look like the modern version of an Arnold Palmer, a player who...

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Lots of great writing, and suddenly 2 less great writers

With the recent passing of two of the greatest sports writers of our time, co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg take a look at...

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Woods no long feeling pain in the neck at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods no longer has a pain in the neck.The trick going forward for Woods is to make sure...

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Triplett eagles 2nd playoff hole to win at Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kirk Triplett made a 12-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Woody Austin on...

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Francesco Molinari wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — British Open champion Francesco Molinari delivered another big moment on the 18th green at Bay Hill,...

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Molinari charges to a 64 to win at Arnie's place

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Francesco Molinari had seen so many clutch birdie putts on the 18th green at Bay Hill, most of them by...

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Harding wins 1st European Tour title in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Justin Harding birdied three of the last four holes to win the Qatar Masters by two strokes on Sunday and...

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Fran Quinn opens 3-shot lead at Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Fran Quinn birdied three of the final holes in breezy conditions Saturday for a 4-under 67 and a...

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Fitzpatrick takes 1-shot lead over McIlroy at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy seems to have everything going his way at Bay Hill except for recent history.With three...

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Oliver Wilson grabs Qatar Masters lead after 3rd round

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Oliver Wilson of England grabbed the sole lead of the Qatar Masters by shooting a 3-under 69 in the third...

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Teeing off: New batting tee a hit with players

Baseball history is replete with inventions that died on the warning track of bad ideas. A first base with a bell inside it to...

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Dan Jenkins found humor in the truth when covering golf

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dan Jenkins only wanted to be a sports writer, even if that meant turning down the best player he ever...

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Fleetwood, Bradley tied for lead at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bay Hill provided a few dramatic turnarounds, good news for Henrik Stenson, not so much for Phil...

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McCarron, Quinn share Champions lead at windy Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Scott McCarron closed with a birdie in windy conditions for a 7-under 64 and a share of the...

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Three share 2nd-round lead at Doha Masters

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — South Africans Justin Harding and George Coetzee and French player Mike Lorenzo-Vega shared the second-round...

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Mickelson still unsure about going to TPC Sawgrass

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Phil Mickelson will be at the TPC Sawgrass next week for The Players Championship, the signature event on...

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Cabrera Bello leads Bay Hill as Lefty salvages wild round

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello had a Bay Hill debut to remember with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead while playing...

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Longtime Kent State golf coach Herb Page set to retire

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Longtime Kent State golf coach Herb Page will retire at the end of this season and end his storied run at the...

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Walters, Arnaus share 1st-round lead at Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Justin Walters of South Africa and Spanish rookie Adri Arnaus mastered the tricky winds at the Doha Golf...

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McIlroy doing everything right but winning

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy has few complaints about the state of his game, only the results.That doesn't bother him,...

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Oklahoma Scene: OSU men’s golf captures Querencia Cabo Collegiate title

Top-ranked Oklahoma State men’s golf won its third straight Querencia Cabo Collegiate title on Tuesday in San Jose del Cabo,...

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Mitchell's symbol of hard work, success is watch for father

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two days after his first PGA Tour victory, Keith Mitchell still had not checked his bank account to see if...

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Column: Complaining about rules not doing golf any favors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The memo PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan sent to players on the new Rules of Golf can be interpreted...

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Woods pulls out of Bay Hill with neck strain

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck...

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O'Meara ends 8-year drought by winning Cologuard Classic

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Mark O'Meara seized control with five birdies on the front nine and closed with a 7-under 66 for a...

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Mitchell wins Honda Classic for 1st PGA Tour title

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Keith Mitchell made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win The Honda Classic for...

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Keith Mitchell gets his first PGA Tour win, taking Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Keith Mitchell's first and until now only win as a professional was three years ago, on...

A star is born: OSU freshman Yor Anei shines despite Cowboys' 73-70 loss to TCU

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A troubled OSU basketball season ended Wednesday night with a 73-70 loss to TCU in the Big 12 Tournament, but better days are ahead.

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USGA, Justin Thomas to meet to talk rules changes

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Justin Thomas and the USGA are taking their Twitter beef over rules changes offline.USGA senior...

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Olympic champ Kim says she'll need surgery for broken ankle

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Olympic champion Chloe Kim says she'll need surgery after breaking her ankle at the Burton U.S. Open this...

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American golfer Kurt Kitayama wins in Oman

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — American golfer Kurt Kitayama won his second European Tour title by a single shot after a remarkable...

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Park wins 6th LPGA title in Singapore with final-round 64

SINGAPORE (AP) — Sung Hyun Park made sure there were no anxious moments as she closed in on her sixth LPGA Tour victory on...

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Dutch golfer Anne van Dam wins Canberra Classic

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Anne van Dam won her fourth Ladies European Tour event with a final-round 6-under 65 and a...

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O'Meara lead Cologuard Classic, Smoltz falls 11 shots back

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Mark O'Meara shot a 3-under 70 in breezy conditions Saturday to take the second-round lead in the...

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Singh, at 56, in the final pairing at the Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Vijay Singh's last PGA Tour victory in 2008. His only win at The Honda Classic was in 1999, on...

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Kieffer leads weather-hit Oman Open by 1 shot

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Maximilian Kieffer played just three holes at the Oman Open on Saturday. He finished the day in the...

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Ariya Jutanugarn moves into 1st place at LPGA Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — The No. 1 player in the world is No. 1 after three rounds at the HSBC Women's World Championship.Two strokes...

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Kenny Perry leads Cologuard Classic, John Smoltz shoots 73

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kenny Perry shot an 8-under 65 on Friday to take the Cologuard Classic lead, Mark O'Meara matched the PGA...

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Im, Mitchell share 36-hole lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sungjae Im was in the first group to tee off on the first hole Friday at The Honda Classic....

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Justin Thomas struggles with 'dead arm' at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Justin Thomas thought some ice and a couple of anti-inflammatory pills would fix his right...

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Sandstorms blow schedule off course at Oman Open

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Sand proved to be a major hazard at the Oman Open on Friday.Play was suspended early in the second round of...

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American Amy Olson leads by 2 strokes at LPGA Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — Amy Olson's eagle on the front nine and a late birdie on the 16th hole were enough for the American to emerge...