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  • Sept21

    In brief: Fred Funk, Paul Goydos sit tied for lead in Hawaii

    Golf: Fred Funk shot a 10-under 62 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Paul Goydos in the Champions Tour’s Hawaii Championship in Kapolei, Hawaii. Funk had 11 birdies and a bogey at Kapolei Golf Club.
  • Sept20

    Keselowski earns track record, pole

    NASCAR: Brad Keselowski will start the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship the way he ended the first one – out front. Keselowski turned a track-record lap of 140.598 mph Friday to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • Sept19

    In brief: Stacy Lewis, Mi Jung Hur share lead in Alabama

    Golf: Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of a one-stroke lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama. Lewis, the 2012 winner in the event that was dropped from the schedule last year after it lost its title sponsor, had a bogey-free round on The Senator course. She has a tour-high three victories this season.
  • Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

    The Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews has voted overwhelmingly to admit female members for the first time. The club, exclusively for men since it was founded in Scotland 260 years ago, released a statement Thursday saying 85 percent of those who took part in the ballot voted in favor of allowing female members. The club has a worldwide membership of 2,500. Peter Dawson, secretary of the R&A, says “the membership has also acted to fast-track a significant initial number of women to become members in the coming months.” Associated Press
  • Sept15

    Horschel cashes in at Atlanta

    ATLANTA – Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season. He had missed the cut in the first FedEx Cup playoff event to fall to No. 82 in the standings. He had only two top-10s all year, scant evidence that he was on the verge of something special. He was weeks away from becoming a father.
  • Hyo-Joo Kim wins Evian Masters major at 19

    Going up against a seven-time major winner more than twice her age, it was teenager Hyo-Joo Kim who showed the calm nerves of a veteran. Kim came from a shot back on the last hole to beat Australian great Karrie Webb by one shot on Sunday and win the Evian Championship in Evians-les-Bains, France, becoming the third-youngest major winner at 19 years, 2 months.
  • Bremer’s goal gives WSU women’s soccer team win over Idaho

    Beau Bremer scored a goal off a rebound of a blocked shot and Washington State defeated Idaho 1-0 in a nonconference women’s soccer match on Sunday at Moscow, Idaho. Bremer scored her third goal of the season after Cara Wegner’s shot was blocked. The Cougars (5-0-2) are on a 13-match unbeaten streak.
  • Sept14

    In brief: Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel tied for Tour Championship lead

    Golf: Rory McIlroy made up a two-shot deficit on Billy Horschel on Saturday in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. They square off again Sunday with $10 million riding on the outcome. McIlroy atoned for a pair of three-putt bogeys by rolling in a 25-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole. He closed with a superb par save from thick grass behind the 18th green for a 3-under 67.
  • Sept13

    In brief: Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

    WNBA: Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the visiting Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct a retinal issue after she was hit in the right eye in Game 2.
  • Sept12

    In brief: Chirs Kirk, Billy Horschel share FedEx lead

    Golf Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship in Atlanta and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf. Kirk and Horschel, the top two seeds going into the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake, played in the final group and traded birdies – neither of them made a bogey – over four hours in steamy weather to share the lead.
  • 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.