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  • March30

    Jimmy Walker first to get two PGA Tour wins this season

    Jimmy Walker won his hometown Texas Open on Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes. Walker closed with a 2-under 70 to finish at 11-under 277 at TPC San Antonio. The 36-year-old former Baylor player won the Sony Open in Hawaii by nine shots in January and has a tour-best five victories in the past two seasons.
  • March28

    In brief: Hawks beat Heat, clinch top seed in East

    NBA: DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the visiting Miami Heat. The Hawks wrapped up the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage in the conference playoffs when Brooklyn beat Cleveland 106-98.
  • March23

    Every has another Palmer victory

    Matt Every had a tongue-in-cheek response when he heard Tiger Woods was not ready to play the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida, this year. He said he told Woods, “Don’t worry, man, I’ll hold it down for you until you get back.” He did that and more.
  • March22

    Locally: Spokane seventh-grader Ben Stone advances to Augusta National

    Ben Stone, a seventh-grader at Sacajawea Middle School, is taking his golf game to Augusta National during the Masters. Stone, 13, is one of 10 finalists in the boys 12-13-year-old age group, and 80 finalists overall in eight divisions, for the national Drive Chip & Putt Championship that will be held April 5, the Sunday before the start of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.
  • March21

    Westbrook triple-double paces OKC

    NBA: Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the visiting Atlanta Hawks 123-115 on Friday night. It was Westbrook’s seventh triple-double since the All-Star break, his ninth of the season and 17th of his career. He had 10 rebounds and 14 assists while making all 17 of his free throws.
  • March20

    In brief: Morgan Hoffmann leads Palmer Invitational by one stroke to conclude bittersweet day

    Golf: Morgan Hoffmann’s day began with news that his 97-year-old grandmother died Thursday morning. It ended with his first lead on the PGA Tour. Hoffman started his round with a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 10 and finished it with a 9-iron that touched the hole before stopping inches away for birdie. He also holed a bunker shot for eagle on the par-5 sixth, leading to a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.
  • March18

    Rory McIlroy rules on a PGA Tour where talent runs deep

    ORLANDO, Fla. – The PGA Tour hasn’t seen this kind of parity in two decades. Jordan Spieth won the Valspar Championship last week at Innisbrook to become the 18th winner in 18 tournaments this season. The last time the PGA Tour went this deep before it had a multiple winner was in 1994 with Nick Price, whose second win came at Colonial in the 21st event of the season.
  • March16

    Spieth wins Valspar Championship in playoff

    Jordan Spieth and his world-class short game came up big in a playoff victory Sunday at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida. Spieth capped off an afternoon of back-nine charges, clutch putts and unseemly par saves by making a 30-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole of a playoff at Innisbrook to beat Ryder Cup teammates Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair. The 21-year-old Spieth won for the second time in his PGA Tour career and fourth time worldwide to reach a career-high No. 6 in the world.
  • March09

    Dustin Johnson wins at Doral

    A month after he returned from his curious leave of absence, Dustin Johnson was posing with another big trophy. In a power show Sunday on the Blue Monster in Doral, Florida, Johnson was flawless on the back nine and blasted two big drives to finish off a 3-under 69 and win the Cadillac Championship for his second World Golf Championship title.
  • Returned to owner

    Donald Trump made sure Rory McIlroy had all 14 clubs in the bag for his final round at the Cadillac Championship in Doral, Florida. Adding yet another day of publicity to McIlroy’s mini-meltdown, The Donald had a scuba diver retrieve the 3-iron that McIlroy heaved into the water at the par-5 eighth hole during the second round at Trump National Doral. McIlroy played with only 13 clubs in the third round, saying he really didn’t need a 3-iron. Trump said “Thirteen is an unlucky number. I want him to have 14 clubs in his bag.” Maybe that was a mistake. He would have had 14 clubs, anyway, as a replacement club was shipped to the world’s No. 1 player earlier Sunday. Associated Press
  • March07

    McIlroy splashes a club

    Rory McIlroy rotated his hips, transferred his weight and delivered another moment that golf fans won’t soon forget. Except that it wasn’t a shot he hit. It was a club he threw. McIlroy’s frustrations boiled over Friday in the Cadillac Championship in Doral, Florida, with two splashes on one shot – first his ball, then his club. The world’s No. 1 player pulled a 3-iron left of the green on the par-5 eighth, and then slung the club some 50 yards into the lake. “I just let frustration get the better of me,” McIlroy said. “It was heat of the moment. I mean, if it had been any other club, I probably wouldn’t have. But I didn’t need a 3-iron for the rest of the round, so I thought, ‘Why not?’ ” Associated Press
  • March02

    Yang wins in Thailand

    South Korea’s Amy Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand in Chonburi for her second LPGA Tour title, finishing with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over American Stacy Lewis and two others. Yang broke a tie with Lewis with a three-stroke swing on the par-4 15th. Yang made a short birdie putt on the hole, and Lewis had a double bogey after blasting a 67-yard wedge shot over the green. Yang bogeyed No. 16 and closed with two pars to finish at 15-under 273 on Siam Country Club’s Pattaya Old Course.
  • March01

    Shockers win second straight conference title

    MEN’S BASKETBALL: No. 11 Wichita State didn’t waste its time in the college basketball spotlight. The Shockers won their second straight Missouri Valley Conference title with a 74-60 win over No. 10 Northern Iowa on Saturday at Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Feb23

    Hahn wins first tour event in 3-way playoff

    Too nervous to look, too stunned to dance, James Hahn won the Northern Trust Open for his first PGA Tour title Sunday by holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole at Riviera in Los Angeles. In a wild finish off Sunset Boulevard just as the Academy Awards show was getting started, Hahn wound up with the trophy against a field of bigger names to earn his first trip to the Masters.
  • Feb21

    In brief: Well-rested Warriors handle Spurs

    NBA: Stephen Curry had 25 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 20 and the Golden State Warriors returned from the All-Star break to beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-99 in Oakland, California, on Friday night. The Warriors went ahead by 21 points entering the fourth quarter, and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rested his regulars the final 12 minutes.
  • Feb17

    U.S. expected to select Davis Love III as Ryder Cup captain again

    LOS ANGELES – Davis Love III is getting another shot as U.S. captain in the Ryder Cup. Two people familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Monday night that the PGA of America has selected Love as captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine in Minnesota. They spoke on condition of anonymity because it has not been announced.
  • Feb16

    Victory just in nick of time for Snedeker

    Brandt Snedeker broke his own scoring record and won the AT&T Pebble Beach (California) National Pro-Am for the second time in three years. Snedeker played bogey-free in the final round Sunday and left the mistakes to everyone else. He closed with a 5-under 67 and a three-shot victory over Nick Watney, and the timing could not have been better.
  • Feb15

    In brief: N.C. State men knock off No. 9 Louisville

    College basketball: Anthony “Cat” Barber scored 21 points, hitting 10 of 13 free throws, to help North Carolina State upset No. 9 Louisville 74-65 on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. The Wolfpack held Louisville to 33 percent shooting and dominated near the basket, outscoring the Cardinals 32-16 in the paint, to earn their second win against a top 10 conference opponent. N.C. State beat Duke on Jan. 11 and had lost six of eight since.
  • Feb14

    Pioneer R. Glenn dies

    Rhonda Glenn, the first female anchor on ESPN who became a USGA historian and tireless promoter of women’s golf, died after a long illness, a longtime friend said. Glenn was 68. Barbara Romack, a former U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, said Glenn died Thursday night in a hospital in Gainesville, Florida. With an engaging smile and happy disposition, Glenn became the first woman to be a fulltime sportscaster for a national network when she sat behind the desk at Sports Center in 1981 just two years after the network was launched. Glenn worked 17 years at the USGA as a historian and author. – Associated Press
  • In brief: Brandt Snedeker, Matt Jones share lead at Pebble

    Golf: Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too. Snedeker played bogey-free at Spyglass Hill in abundant sunshine and warmth Friday for a 5-under 67 to share the 36-hole lead with Matt Jones in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, California. Jones had a 66 at Spyglass.