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  • Sept08

    Golf roundup: Billy Horschel holds on for title at BMW Championship

    Billy Horschel gave up the lead, then took it back, and ended up with a two-shot victory over Bubba Watson at the BMW Championship in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. Horschel shot 1-under 69 on Sunday to finish at 14-under 266. He’ll head into next week’s Tour Championship ranked second in the points standings, meaning a win there will earn him the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.
  • Sept06

    Garcia cards 64, leads at Cherry Hills

    GOLF: Sergio Garcia hit great shots that led to eagle, birdie and par Friday for a 6-under 64 to lead the BMW Championship in Cherry Hills, Colorado. Ryan Palmer also had a 64 and was one shot behind.
  • Sept05

    U.S. men finish pool play unbeaten

    Basketball: James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team (5-0) wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Spain. Anthony Davis finished with 12 points for the Americans, who will face Mexico on Saturday night in Barcelona in the round of 16. The Mexicans finished fourth in Group D.
  • Sept01

    Couples takes playoff after a 61

    Fred Couples won the Champions Tour’s Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, Alberta, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff on Sunday. The 54-year-old Couples also eagled the par-5 11th and had five birdies in his third straight bogey-free round at Canyon Meadows. Andrade closed with a 62, making a short eagle putt on the par-5 18th to match Couples at 15-under 195.
  • Aug30

    Palmer opens with 63, assumes lead

    GOLF: Ryan Palmer took only 21 putts Friday on the TPC Boston and made birdie on half of his holes. That gave him an 8-under 63 and a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Palmer one-putted 15 times in what he called one of his rounds of the year.
  • Aug29

    I.K. Kim leads at Portland Classic

    Golf: I.K. Kim birdied the first four holes on the back nine Thursday and finished with a 7-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead in the Portland Classic. The South Korean player birdied seven of the first 13 holes and closed her afternoon round with five straight pars. She won the last of her three LPGA Tour titles in 2010.
  • Aug26

    Woods parts with swing coach Foley

    Golf: Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors. Woods said on his website Monday he will no longer work with Foley. Woods has had back trouble the last year and is taking the next three months to get stronger.
  • Aug25

    Dunlap captures Boeing Classic

    Scott Dunlap won the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Washington, when he made a short birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff against Mark Brooks. Dunlap set up his winning putt on the par-5 18th hole with an outstanding approach to the right of the pin that bounced past the hole, and then drew back downhill to within 4 feet. He missed his eagle try but made his next putt for his first Champions Tour victory.
  • Aug24

    Dunlap leads Snoqualmie golf tourney

    Golf: Scott Dunlap leads the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Washington, after his second-round 9-under-par 63 on Saturday. Dunlap, in his first full season on the Champions Tour, birdied five of his final seven holes for a two-day 12-under 132 at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge course.
  • Aug23

    In brief: Courtney Vandersloot leads Sky to WNBA playoff win

    Women’s basketball: Courtney Vandersloot hit the game-winning jumper from the top of the key with 20 seconds left to lead the Chicago Sky to an 80-77 win over the host Atlanta Dream in the first game of their WNBA playoff series. Chicago is the No. 4 seed in the East, and Atlanta is No. 1, but the Sky didn’t look like underdogs while limiting the Dream’s fast break to two points.
  • Aug19

    Idaho youth wins Drive, Chip, Putt title

    Stephen Paul of Osburn, Idaho, took first place in the boys 7-9 year-old division in the subregional qualifying for the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey. The top two scorers in each age division advance to the regional qualifying Sept. 6 in Park City, Utah.
  • Aug18

    Villegas gets first PGA win since 2010

    Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship by a stroke for his first PGA Tour victory since 2010, closing with 7-under 63 on Sunday at Sedgefield in Greensboro, North Carolina. He finished at 17-under 263 and earned $954,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points in the final regular-season event.
  • Aug17

    In brief: Lincicome leads heading into final round of LPGA Championship

    Golf: Brittany Lincicome beamed. She had fought off the jitters while leading an LPGA Tour major and it felt oh-so-good. Lincicome, who hadn’t held a second-round lead since 2009 and never in a major, shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday at the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, New York, to finish the third round at 10-under 206. That was one shot better than Suzann Pettersen (67) of Norway and defending champion Inbee Park (69) of South Korea as the fourth major championship of the season heads to the final round.
  • Kevin Sutherland shoots 1st 59 on Champions Tour

    Kevin Sutherland shot the first 59 in Champions Tour history Saturday at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York. The 50-year-old Sutherland had a chance to become the first player to card a 58 in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event with a par on No. 18, but made his only bogey of the day. His par putt from about 6 feet slid just past the hole. “Who would have thought you’d bogey the last hole and still feel great?” he said. Sutherland opened with seven birdies and an eagle on the first eight holes. He had 12 birdies overall, including three straight coming into No. 18 to set up the chance for a 58. He settled for a 13-under 59, after shooting 71 in Friday’s first round. Sutherland owns one career PGA Tour title, winning the 2002 Match Play Championship. Six players have shot a 59 on the PGA Tour. – AP
  • Aug16

    In brief: Brittany Lincicome fires 68, leads LPGA Championship

    GOLF: Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour’s fourth major championship of the season. The long-hitting Lincicome followed her opening 67 with a 68 to reach 9 under at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, New York. She won the 2009 Kraft Nabisco for her lone major title and has five LPGA Tour victories.
  • Aug14

    Tiger Woods pulls out of U.S. Ryder Cup consideration

    Tiger Woods has removed himself from consideration for a U.S. Ryder Cup captain’s pick because of back problems. Woods posted a statement on his website Wednesday, saying: “I’ve been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. They’ve advised me not to play or practice now.” Woods’ season ended last week when he missed the cut by five shots in the PGA Championship, his fourth event since having surgery to alleviate pain from a pinched nerve. The week before the PGA, he withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational in the final round because of back pain. U.S. captain Tom Watson has three picks for the Sept. 26-28 matches against Europe at Gleneagles in Scotland. – Associated Press
  • Aug12

    Tanielu an All-Star

    Baseball: Former Washington State infielder Nick Tanielu has been named to the 2014 New York-Penn League All-Star Game. The 2014 MLB draft pick will represent the Tri-City ValleyCats, the Short Season A affiliate of the Houston Astros, and the North Division in the event Aug. 19 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • McIlroy drawing comparisons to golf’s greats, particularly Woods

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Anyone could see Rory McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf. His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit.
  • PGA TV ratings best in five years

    CBS Sports says Rory McIlroy’s one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship produced the highest overnight ratings in five years. CBS says the household rating was 6.0 with a 13 share, up 36 percent from a year ago when Jason Dufner beat Jim Furyk at Oak Hill, meaning probably more than 6 million people watched on Sunday. It was the highest rating since a 7.5 and 17 share in 2009 when Y.E. Yang rallied from two shots behind to beat Tiger Woods at Hazeltine. Sunday at Valhalla featured four players with at least part of the lead on the back nine – McIlroy, Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson. – Associated Press
  • McCoy wins women’s 1,500 free

    A Medical Lake youth swimmer is making a name for herself. Sakaiya McCoy, a junior at Medical Lake High School and a member of the Spokane Area Swimming club, won the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle at the Western Zone Senior Championships in Clovis, California.