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British love affair with Ryder Cup to persist beyond Brexit

Golf fans in Britain become big fans of Europe every two years when the Ryder Cup comes around. Their support has nothing to do with politics or Britain’s upcoming departure …


Ryder Cup notes: Jordan Spieth says Ryder Cup win would make it a good year for him

Jordan Spieth went the entire PGA Tour season without a victory, and he was the only American on the Ryder Cup team who failed to reach the Tour Championship.


Paul Newberry: Booba’s in France, a place he really, really loves!

Bubba Watson – or “Boo-ba,” as he’s known in these parts – is trying hard to shed his image as the Ugly American. He doesn’t just like France. He LOVES …


American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup

The American team at the Ryder Cup is one of the strongest ever. It features nine players who have combined to win 31 major championships. It has the No. 1 …


John Leicester: Ryder Cup an opportunity missed for French golf

It remains, on the eve of the Ryder Cup outside Paris, the defining image of French golf: Jean Van de Velde losing the British Open in excruciating fashion in 1999, …


‘Everyone loves Sergio’: Garcia proving worth at Ryder Cup

Sergio Garcia was a contentious wild-card selection by European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn but he is proving his worth this week. He has been praised by teammates for his …


Patrick Reed relishes being Captain America – or Public Enemy No. 1

Patrick Reed relishes the role of Captain America, but he’s just as comfortable being Public Enemy No. 1 at the Ryder Cup. Reed considers himself the American version of Ian …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

Ryder Cup notes: Johnny Miller puzzled by losing records of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson

Johnny Miller’s first Ryder Cup overseas for NBC Sports was in 1993 at The Belfry, so long ago that Davis Love III was a Ryder Cup rookie who holed the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Brittney Griner’s return sparks U.S. to 102-76 rout of Latvia

Brittney Griner scored 15 points in her first game of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup to lead the U.S. to a 102-76 victory over Latvia. Griner missed the first …


Happy times for Tiger Woods heading to a Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods paused on his walk toward the 18th green at Le Golf National and threw his head back in laughter. These are happy times for Woods, regardless of whatever …


Doug Ferguson: Ian Poulter and his passion back at the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup meant the world to Ian Poulter even when he only had a tent to sleep in.


Hot-headed and level-headed: Meet Europe’s Ryder Cup rookies

The five rookies in the European Ryder Cup team fall into two camps. Tyrrell Hatton and Jon Rahm are the hot-heads so expect some choice language, the slamming of clubs …


Luka Modric, Marta win FIFA’s world player of year awards

Modric was voted FIFA’s best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League for the fourth time in five seasons with Real Madrid and leading Croatia to its …


Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson propel U.S. to 100-88 win over China

Breanna Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A’ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the …


Steve Stricker wins Champions Tour’s Sanford International

Steve Stricker won the inaugural Sanford International on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions title of the year, closing with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship to cap long comeback

Tiger Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition feeling …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Steve Stricker, Brandt Jobe tied for Sanford International in Sioux Falls

Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe topped the Sanford International leaderboard again after another cool and breezy day in the inaugural PGA Tour Champions event. After matching Jerry Smith and David …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Jess McDonald’s 2 goals lead Courage to 3-0 win over the Thorns

Jess McDonald scored two goals and the North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Saturday. The victory was …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

Tiger Woods is three shots ahead and one round away from capping his comeback season with a victory. Woods played the most dynamic golf he has all year with six …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

John Isner a new pop while playing at the Laver Cup

John Isner, the tall American with the blistering serve, has added a new role in the last week. He’s a dad. His wife gave birth a week ago to their …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Anthony Joshua stops Alexander Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua retained his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

U.S. beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup opener

Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 16 to help the U.S. beat Senegal 87-67 in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s Basketball World Cup. The two …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Tiger Woods shares lead going into weekend at East Lake

For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning …


Anthony Joshua weighs in 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has weighed in about 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin ahead of their heavyweight title fight in London. Joshua weighed in at 111.6 kilograms (246 pounds). That is …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

Another tournament, another share of the first-round lead for Tiger Woods. Woods made an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the final hole for a 5-under 65 and …


Anthony Joshua back ‘home’ to face Alexander Povetkin for heavyweight titles

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his six-year journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion by beating Deontay Wilder. But the 28-year-old Briton …


Russia’s reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing in its state-sponsored doping scandal? That question has caused ferocious infighting at the World Anti-Doping Agency, the watchdog body tasked with stopping …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

Sue Bird highlights U.S. women’s world cup roster

Fresh off winning a third WNBA title, Sue Bird will try to help the U.S. win a third straight FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup. Bird is on the American squad …


North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

U.S. rolls past Panama in basketball World Cup qualifying, 78-48

Reggie Hearn scored 12 points, Dwayne Bacon added 10 and the U.S. easily got past Panama 78-48 in a qualifying game Monday night. The Americans have won both of their …