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  • Sept26

    Stenson opens 3-shot lead at Championship

    Golf: Two years after Henrik Stenson sailed to victory at the Tour Championship, he has another comfortable lead after 36 holes at East Lake and Jordan Spieth is chasing him. Back then, Spieth was a 20-year-old rookie.
  • Sept25

    Stenson Tour Championship leader with 63

    Golf: Just getting to East Lake is the challenge for Henrik Stenson. Playing the golf course appears to be the easy part. Two years after his FedEx Cup victory, Stenson was just as dominant Thursday until he stalled at the end and settled for a 7-under 63 and a two-shot lead over Paul Casey in the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
  • Sept23

    In brief: Wrist injury forces Jim Furyk out of Tour Championship

    Golf: Jim Furyk left the Tour Championship in Atlanta because of a wrist injury and doesn’t know if he can play the Presidents Cup. Furyk still gets the $132,000 paid to the last-place finisher in the 30-man field at East Lake, though the sum will not count on the official money list.
  • Golf notes: Henrik Stenson could win big without winning

    The last five winners of the FedEx Cup also won the Tour Championship. Vijay Singh in 2008 and Tiger Woods in 2009 are the only FedEx Cup champions who didn’t win at East Lake in Atlanta. Henrik Stenson is in position to make his own brand of history this week – winning the FedEx Cup without winning a PGA Tour event all year.
  • Sept22

    International golf matchups have produced some classic dustups

    U.S. captain Juli Inkster didn’t want to see tattoos and red, white and blue face paint on her players at the Solheim Cup. She wanted them to view the competition in Germany during the weekend as a business trip, with none of the over-the-top displays of previous years. The face paint was gone, but it was hardly business as usual Sunday when an American comeback few saw coming was sparked by a putt that wasn’t conceded by Europe’s Suzann Pettersen.
  • Sept21

    Day wins BMW, claims No. 1 ranking

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Jason Day has plenty of rivals at the moment, but very few peers. Day’s runaway victory Sunday in the BMW Championship vaulted him to No. 1 in the world ranking, backing up a boast the then little-known Australian made during a conference call with reporters in 2007 – and for which he was roasted on more than one occasion since.
  • U.S. rallies to win Solheim Cup; first time since 2009

    ST. LEON-ROT, Germany – Paula Creamer defeated Germany’s Sandra Gal to complete a remarkable comeback as United States won the Solheim Cup with a 141/2-131/2 victory over Europe on Sunday. Creamer made five birdies in 15 holes to win the final singles match 4 and 3 and give the U.S. its first title since 2009.
  • GU ties UW; WSU loses

    Aliya Miller had a goal and an assist and Gonzaga finished in a 2-2 draw with No. 25 Washington (7-1-1) in a women’s soccer match in Spokane on Sunday. The Bulldogs (1-4-4) led 2-0 on second-half goals by Miller and Karley Baggerly but the Huskies’ Kimberly Keever scored twice within 35 seconds to tie the match at 71:36.
  • Sept20

    In brief: Jason Day runs in place at BMW, but still leads by 6 shots

    Golf: Jason Day shot a 2-under 69 at the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Illinois, good enough to take a six-stroke lead into the final round. Instead of running away from the field, as he had in the first two rounds after shooting 61 and 63, Day spent most of Saturday running in place. He made his first bogey in 20 holes at the sixth, then piled on three more to offset a half-dozen birdies. He wasn’t alone struggling to stay consistent in cool, windy conditions at Conway Farms.
  • Sept19

    In brief: Jason Day ties PGA Tour record for 36 holes

    GOLF: A long day for Jason Day ended even better than it began, thanks to an eagle putt at the 18th that extended his lead to five shots at the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Illinois. Day shot an 8-under-par 63 to match a 36-hole tournament record at 18 under. Day’s closest pursuers were rookie Daniel Berger and Brendon Todd. Todd finished off Friday’s round of 63 by holing out an 81-yard wedge shot at No. 18. Berger made his move with four birdies in a five-hole stretch en route to a 30 on the front nine.
  • Tiger Woods has second microdiscectomy surgery on back

    Tiger Woods had a second microdiscectomy surgery on his back this week and will be sidelined the rest of the year. Woods said Friday on his website that he had surgery Wednesday in Park City, Utah. Woods said: “This is certainly disappointing, but I’m a fighter. I’ve been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt that I will.” Dr. Charles Rich performed the operation and also the first procedure in March 2014. Woods was discharged Thursday night, Rich said. Winless this season, Woods failed to qualify for the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs. He had committed to play in the season-opening Frys.com Open on Oct. 15-18 at Silverado in California, but will miss that tournament along with the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup in Mexico City and his own Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. – Associated Press
  • Sept18

    In brief: Torrid Jason Day takes four-shot lead at BMW Championship

    PGA: Jason Day already had seven birdies on his card and one eagle, courtesy of a shot he holed from 79 yards out of a fairway bunker. He was walking across a bridge Thursday at the BMW Championship when someone asked him during an exchange of greetings, “How are you doing, Jason?” Jordan Spieth was a few steps ahead of Day, and he could hardly contain his laughter.
  • U.S., Europe vie for underdog status ahead of Solheim Cup

    Going into the Solheim Cup, each team seems to be fighting for the status of underdog. The Europeans and Americans have both been trying to dampen expectations. It’s the biggest prize in women’s team golf and the U.S. can point out that Europe is playing at home and going for three in a row, having captured back-to-back titles for the first time in 2013. But Europe team captain Carin Koch insists the past will have no bearing on this weekend’s competition near Heidelberg, Germany, and she pointed to the strength of the American team based on the rankings. Ten of the American players are in the top 40, while Europe has three. – AP
  • Sept16

    Jason Day finds the missing piece – confidence

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Two wins in seven years on the PGA Tour doesn’t compute for a player with the talent and work ethic of Jason Day. It was simple enough to attribute his slow start to injuries, and that would be accurate with one stipulation. It wasn’t all physical.
  • Sept12

    In brief: Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes class of 11

    Basketball: Spencer Haywood and Dikembe Mutombo were great players who accomplished as much or more off the court. On Friday night, they were celebrated for both.
  • Sept11

    In brief: Serena Williams’ Slam bid delayed; U.S. Open semi postponed

    TENNIS: Serena Williams will have to wait before continuing her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam: Her U.S. Open semifinal was postponed because of rain in the forecast. The top-seeded Williams was supposed to face 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci of Italy on Thursday night at Flushing Meadows, but nearly four hours before that match would have started, the U.S. Tennis Association – citing a prediction of “rain throughout the evening” – pushed back both women’s semifinals until today.
  • Sept08

    Rickie Fowler’s steady play produces Deutsche Bank championship

    NORTON, Mass. – Rickie Fowler delivered all the right shots Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and then he delivered some champagne. He stood near the wood railing overlooking a dozen rows of reporters, hoisting an empty bottle in one hand and a microphone in the other.
  • Sept07

    Stenson takes one-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

    Golf: Henrik Stenson is starting to hit his stride at a good time. Coming off a runner-up finish in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event last week, Stenson erased a five-shot deficit in seven holes and played bogey-free for a 6-under 65 at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts. His only birdie on the back nine was a two-putt on the par-5 18th that gave him a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler.
  • Sept06

    In brief: Charley Hoffman leads at Deutsche Bank while Jordan Speith misses cut

    Golf: In a year of first feats for Jordan Spieth, he accomplished another Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts. Only this one was nothing to celebrate.
  • Letters to the editor

    Idaho Vandals should step up, apologize Football players at the University of Idaho steal $400 of merchandise from the VandalStore and the coaching staff steps in to whitewash the event.