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Angela Stanford wins Evian for first major title

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Angela Stanford ended her long wait for a first major title when her 3-under 68 was enough to...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASKETBALLPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers.A person familiar with the situation says the...

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Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city

AMES, Iowa (AP) — They had both recently turned 22 and were residing in the same Iowa college town but their lives couldn't...

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FedEx Cup to offer $15 million to winner next year

The bottom line is that PGA Tour members are playing for even more money.

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Slaying of star golfer from Spain shocks Iowa college town

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A star collegiate golfer from Spain was attacked and killed by a homeless stranger while she was playing a...

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Column: Biggest award at Tour Championship is being there

ATLANTA (AP) — The Tour Championship is about more than just the cash, no matter how much is on the line.It was that way from...

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Latest: Iowa State to wear helmet decals for slain golfer

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central...

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Justin Thomas to get a taste of a different cup

ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Thomas is one of three Americans who will make his Ryder Cup debut, even though he doesn't seem like a...

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FedEx Cup to offer $15 million to winner next year

ATLANTA (AP) — The bonus pool for the PGA Tour postseason doubles next year to $70 million in a revamped system that gives a...

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Golf Glance

PGA TOURTOUR CHAMPIONSHIPSite: AtlantaCourse: East Lake GC. Yardage: 7,385. Par: 70.Purse: $9 million. Winner's share:...

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PGA to bring Ryder Cup, other top events to Congressional

The PGA of America is bringing its biggest championships to Congressional over the next two decades.Nearly three months after...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

FOOTBALLPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start for the Philadelphia Eagles against...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

BASKETBALLMIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's Hall of Fame career is not over yet.Wade has decided to return to the Miami Heat and play...

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Sangmoon Bae wins Web.com Tour Finals event in Boise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sangmoon Bae won the Albertsons Boise Open on Sunday to regain his PGA Tour card, birdieing the final hole...

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Golf Roundup: Stanford wins at Evian for 1st career major title

Angela Stanford ended her long wait for a first major title when her 3-under 68 was enough to win the Evian Championship by one...

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Broadhurst wins season-best 3rd PGA Tour Champions title

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Paul Broadhurst won The Ally Challenge on Sunday for his PGA Tour Champions-leading third victory of...

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Angela Stanford wins at Evian for 1st career major title

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — In her 18th year on tour, after a wild and tearful final few holes, Angela Stanford became a...

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Heck yeah: Teenage American golfer shines in 2nd major test

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — When 16-year-old Rachel Heck finally hits the professional golf tour, the current world No. 2,...

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Ashun Wu wins KLM Open for 3rd career title on European Tour

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ashun Wu of China birdied the 18th on Sunday to secure a one-stroke victory over Englishman Chris...

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Pinckney, Bae, Diaz share lead in Web.com Tour Finals event

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Scott Pinckney shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday for a share of the lead in the Albertsons Boise Open, the...

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Golf Roundup: Olson takes 2-shot lead at Evian Championship

Chasing a first major title, Amy Olson fired a bogey-free 65 to take a two-shot lead after the Evian Championship third round...

OU football: Kyler Murray makes a habit of avoiding big hits

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NORMAN — Kyler Murray revealed a surprising slice of information Monday. “I don't think I've taken a lot of big hits in my career playing football,” Murray said. “Maybe less than five. I think I do a good job of being safe out there.” The...

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McCarron shoots 63 for share of Warwick Hills lead

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Scott McCarron shot a 9-under 63 in hot conditions Saturday at Warwick Hills for a share of The Ally...

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Olson takes 2-shot lead after 3rd round of Evian major

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Chasing a first major title for herself, and a first for American women this season, Amy Olson...

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Chris Wood shoots 65 to take 1-shot lead at KLM Open

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Chris Wood birdied the 18th hole to card his second 65 of the KLM Open on Saturday and take a...

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AP Interview: Bjorn excited to see Tiger Woods in Ryder Cup

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Tiger Woods returning to the United States team after a six-year absence will make golf's...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

TENNISLAS VEGAS (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams talked about her fashion business, not tennis fouls during an appearance...

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Drewitt, Bae, Prugh share lead in Web.com Tour Finals event

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brad Drewitt shot an 8-under 63 on Friday for a share of the lead with Sangmoon Bae and Alex Prugh in the...

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Brandt Jobe leads in tour golf's return to Warwick Hills

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Brandt Jobe capped a fast start with an eagle in tour golf's return to Warwick Hills and shot a...

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Ashun Wu shoots 66 to take 3-shot lead at KLM Open

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ashun Wu of China birdied his first two holes Friday to set up a 5-under 66 and take a three-shot...

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Rookie Torres in 4-way share of lead at Evian women's major

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Tour rookie Maria Torres shared the four-way lead Friday after two rounds in her second major...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

HOCKEYSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the...

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David Skinns leads Web.con Tour Finals event in Boise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — David Skinns birdied the final hole for a 7-under 64 and the first-round lead Thursday in the Albertsons...

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Torres, Ciganda lead Evian event

Maria Torres, the first Puerto Rican player to get an LPGA Tour card, went birdie-birdie-eagle from the 13th to 15th holes in a...

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Leishman, Smith to play for Australia at golf's World Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Marc Leishman will partner Cameron Smith for the home team when Australia hosts the World Cup of...

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Torres, Ciganda lead Evian event, top-ranked Park struggles

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Aiming to stylishly cap a rookie season that Hurricane Maria almost denied her, Maria Torres...

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Ashun Wu leads KLM Open on 7-under 64

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ashun Wu of China shot a bogey-free 64 Thursday to take the lead on 7-under after the opening...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

WOMEN'S BASKETBALLFAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their third WNBA title, scoring 30 points in a...

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Final women's major of the season starts Thursday

The Evian Championship in France is also the last chance for the United States to win a women's major golf tournament this season.

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Head of French golf major skeptical about Ryder Cup effect

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — The head of France's only golf major says hosting the Ryder Cup won't help his country produce a...

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Evian bids farewell to September, and hopefully its weather

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — The Evian Championship will bid farewell to September, and hopefully its bad weather, when the...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARSOUTH POINT 400Site: Las VegasSchedule: Friday, practice, 2:05 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 7:30 p.m....

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NBC to televise Augusta Women's Amateur final round

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — NBC Sports will televise the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur from the home course of...

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The rise of Justin Rose to No. 1 in the world

Rose is the 22nd player to reach No. 1 in a world ranking that began in 1986. He is the fourth player from England, joining...

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Column: The rise of Justin Rose to No. 1 in the world

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose would like to have changed how he reached No. 1 in the world.But not when.Rose felt...

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Spieth might look at earlier start to his season

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Jordan Spieth shed a little insight on his expectations at the beginning of 2016 when he said his...

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Ryder Cup Rosters

Captain: Jim Furykc-Bryson DeChambeauc-Tony FinauRickie FowlerDustin JohnsonBrooks Koepkac-Phil MickelsonPatrick ReedWebb...

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Bradley holds off Rose in playoff to win at Aronimink

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Keegan Bradley had bottomed out, crashing from the high of winning the PGA Championship to tumbling...

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Tony Finau added to US Ryder Cup team as captain's pick

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk.Finau...

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Casey withdraws after 3rd round of BMW Championship

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Paul Casey has withdrawn from the rain-plagued BMW Championship.Casey cited back pain for pulling...

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Morning Roundup: Rose leads rain-delayed BMW Championship

A steady rain washed out play at the BMW Championship on Sunday.

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Justin Rose leads rain-delayed BMW Championship

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose has to wait until Monday to have a shot at getting to No. 1 in the world. And he still...

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Rose waits through a day of rain at BMW Championship

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Two putts began taking on more significance with each rain delay until there was no golf at all...

OU's win 'eerily similar' to 2017 loss to Iowa State

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Sooner offense produces at a high level as OU beats Cyclones 37-27 despite hearty performance by Iowa State backup Zeb Noland

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Matthew Fitzpatrick retains European Masters in a playoff

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Matthew Fitzpatrick sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to retain his European...

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Rose leads by 1 shot with a clear shot at No. 1 in the world

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose could sense the sky getting a little darker, the wind a little cooler and more brisk....

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Teen twins lead Denmark to World Amateur Team golf title

DUBLIN (AP) — Identical 17-year-old twins Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard led Denmark to its first Eisenhower Trophy on Saturday in...

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Fitzpatrick leads by 2 after European Masters 3rd round

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick sank a 40-foot putt for birdie on the 18th to end the...

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Schauffele in front at BMW by 2 shots while Woods falls back

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk had an easy time deciding on three of his four picks for the Ryder...

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Woods calls Nike Kaepernick ad a 'beautiful spot'

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods endorsed Nike's latest "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick with a message...

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Japan's Tanihara leads by 2 after European Masters 2nd round

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Hideto Tanihara shot a bogey-free 4-under 66 to lead by two shots after the European Masters...

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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy off to torrid start at Aronimink

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — With the glare of a scorching sun in his eyes, Tiger Woods couldn't believe what he saw.He finally...

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Woods, McIlroy off to torrid start at Aronimink

The wide fairways and temperatures in the 90s that allowed the golf ball to seemingly fly forever made for such low scoring...

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Germany's Kieffer leads European Masters 1st round by 1 shot

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Maximilian Kieffer shot a 6-under 64 to lead the European Masters first round on Thursday.The...

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Maurice Allen wins World Long Drive Championship

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Maurice Allen won the Volvik World Long Drive Championship on Wednesday night, beating Justin Moose...

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Jordan Spieth looking to avoid an extra week off

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Easily overlooked in golf this week is that other "cup," the one more about finances than...

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Bjorn opts for experience with Ryder Cup wild-card picks

The chance of playing another Ryder Cup kept Ian Poulter motivated through his dark times over the last two years. Paul Casey...

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Woods, Mickelson selected for Ryder Cup

They join Bryson DeChambeau, the hottest player in golf, as three of the American wild-card selections.

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Tiger Woods returns to Ryder Cup as a wild card

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, golf's most prominent players for more than two decades, never...

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Mahan overcomes tough year on and off course

Former Oklahoma State golfer Hunter Mahan, who has endured a slump and the death of his sister-in-law, earned his way back to...

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Column: Hunter Mahan overcomes tough year on and off course

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Hunter Mahan didn't see a leaderboard until only two holes were left. Any other tournament, maybe...

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Rickie Fowler rested, pain-free and ready for stretch run

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Rickie Fowler has stayed at home for the last three weeks and two FedEx Cup playoff events because...

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'Mad Scientist' DeChambeau claims 2nd straight FedEx Cup win

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Golf's latest search for a breakout star has come to the quirky little laboratory of Bryson DeChambeau.The...

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DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau plays golf differently from everyone else and is getting the results everyone wants.It...

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Scott McCarron has ace in successful Calgary title defense

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Scott McCarron had a one-hop ace on the par-3 14th and closed with a birdie Sunday to successfully...

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Marina Alex rallies to win Cambia Portland Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marina Alex rallied to win the Cambia Portland Classic for her first LPGA Tour title, closing with a...

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Abraham Ancer of Mexico leads at TPC Boston

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Abraham Ancer of Mexico opened with three straight birdies on his way to a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot...

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Kramer Hickok wins Web.com Tour Finals event

BEECHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Kramer Hickok completed a wire-to-wire victory in the DAP Championship, beating Hunter Mahan and Matt...

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Ancer takes 1-shot lead over DeChambeau at TPC Boston

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Abraham Ancer of Mexico learned the hard way that a game that got him to the PGA Tour was good enough to...

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Olesen claims final automatic European Ryder Cup spot

AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen claimed the final automatic qualification spot on the European Ryder Cup team after...

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Golf Roundup: Simpson's late eagle gives him lead at TPC Boston

Webb Simpson rolled in an eagle putt from 70 feet off the 18th green for an 8-under 63 to take a one-shot lead at the halfway...

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Georgia Hall takes 2-shot lead in Portland Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Georgia Hall pulled away from Minjee Lee late in the third round Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in...

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Joe Durant eagles 18th to take lead in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Joe Durant eagled the par-5 18th for a 7-under 63 and a one-stroke lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez on...

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Simpson's late eagle gives him lead at TPC Boston

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The putt is one that Webb Simpson never practices enough. He wasn't sure it even required his putter.He...

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Kramer Hickok holds onto Web.com Tour Finals lead

BEECHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Kramer Hickok shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday to keep a one-stroke lead in the DAP Championship, the...

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Americans win World Amateur Team title

KILDARE, Ireland (AP) — NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho and two-time U.S. Women's Amateur champion Kristen Gillman finished...

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Westwood leads Made In Denmark in bid for 1st win in 4 years

AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Lee Westwood moved in sight of his first win in more than four years after taking a one-stroke lead in...

Thunder at 10: Why Game 6's stand as most memorable to Thunder fans

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The Oklahoman tallied 60 fan submissions for their most memorable game in Thunder history and a theme emerged around unforgettable Game 6 scenarios.

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Georgia Hall shoots 9-under 63 to take LPGA Tour lead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Georgia Hall shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Cambia Portland Classic and...

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Justin Rose leads FedEx Cup event at TPC Boston

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Justin Rose missed the cut in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener and decided to make the most of it. He stayed...

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Kramer Hickok maintains Web.com Tour Finals lead

BEECHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Kramer Hickok shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to maintain a one-stroke lead in the DAP Championship, the...

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Jimenez, Triplett share PGA Tour Champions lead in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez and Kirk Triplett shot 6-under 64 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the...

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Tony Romo advances in Web.com Tour qualifying

LANTANA, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo advanced through pre-qualifying in the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, shooting a 2-over 74...

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Olesen in strong position to seal Ryder Cup spot in Denmark

AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen was in a strong position to secure the final qualifying place in Europe's Ryder Cup...

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Marina Alex shoots 10-under 62 to take LPGA Tour lead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marina Alex matched the course record with a 10-under 62 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over...

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Kramer Hickok leads Web.com Tour Finals event

BEECHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Kramer Hickok shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the DAP Championship, the...

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California car dealer Jeff Wilson wins US Senior Amateur

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jeff Wilson became the first medalist in 31 years to win the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, beating...

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Woods trying to stay fresh for PGA Tour postseason

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — In the three days between the opening two FedEx Cup playoff events, Tiger Woods took it easy at home with...

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Pepperell makes best start of Ryder Cup hopefuls in Denmark

AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Eddie Pepperell shot a 2-under 70 in the first round of the Made In Denmark tournament on Thursday to...

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Cancer survivor, straight shooter, Dahmen finally on track

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Joel Dahmen has reason to pause every so often to consider how far he's come.His favorite moment included...

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Column: Pay to watch golf? Tiger and Phil in a money grab

It's probably pure coincidence that the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match on Thanksgiving weekend was announced the same week as...

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Ex-bank executive Seth Waugh is new CEO at PGA of America

Seth Waugh first became involved in golf when he wanted to make sure Deutsche Bank Americas was getting its money's worth in...