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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Brooks Koepka voted PGA Tour’s top player of the year

U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka added to his trophy collection Tuesday when he picked up the Jack Nicklaus Award trophy as the PGA Tour player of the year.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Victor Rodriguez scores twice as Sounders down Dynamo 4-1

Victor Rodriguez scored two goals in the second half as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Houston Dynamo 4-1 on Monday night.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Lloyd’s hat trick leads U.S. team past Panama

Carli Lloyd scored three goals and the United States beat Panama 5-0 on Sunday in the group stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. Christen Press added a goal …

Column: Fight poses a question: Is this UFC or WWE?

Khabib Nurmagomedov apologized, though it was clear he wasn’t sorry about much. Not after putting a beating on Conor McGregor in their highly anticipated fight. Not after leaping out of …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Auto racing roundup: Chase Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

Chase Elliott pulled away to win in overtime Sunday at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway for an automatic berth into the next round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs.

Amid rape accusation, Ronaldo scores for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo asked his Juventus teammates to leave him alone.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan lead U.S. women in 6-0 rout of Mexico

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to lead the United States past Mexico 6-0 on Thursday night in each team’s opening match of the CONCACAF World Cup …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Phil Mickelson has 6 straight birdies; 2 shots back at Silverado

Phil Mickelson had six straight birdies and shot a 7-under 65 to pull within two strokes of leader Sepp Straka in the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open. Coming off a …

Conor McGregor late, Khabib Nurmagomedov not in a mood to wait

Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn’t about to wait around for a tardy Conor McGregor, who arrived at what was supposed to be their final prefight press conference together to find the UFC …

Mixed start for U.S. at team golf event, South Korea perfect

The United States had a mixed start on the opening day of the UL International Crown team golf tournament, splitting the fourballs against Sweden. Favorite South Korea collected a maximum …

Ryan Blaney wins NASCAR race on roval when Jimmie Johnson wrecks out of playoffs

Ryan Blaney won the debut race on the “roval” at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a chaotic finish in which he slid past leaders Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson when …

Europe finishes off dominant week to win back Ryder Cup

At roughly the same time, in two singles matches on two greens at Le Golf National separated by 150 yards of water, Francesco Molinari and Sergio Garcia each made par …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Golden girls: US wins 3rd straight women’s hoops World Cup

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece …

Diana Taurasi scores 26, helps U.S. reach World Cup gold-medal game

Just as it has done for most of the tournament, the U.S. used a big third quarter keyed by Diana Taurarsi and Breanna Stewart to pull away from an opponent.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Europe builds 10-6 lead in Ryder Cup behind ‘Moliwood’

Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood walked down the fairway after delivering another big point in the Ryder Cup, side by side with their arms around each other’s shoulder.

Doug Pace: Joe Kopp set to enter Washington Motorcycle Hall of Fame after stellar career

Joe Kopp set the bar to reach as one of the greatest to compete in his sport.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Europe sweeps afternoon to build 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup

The Americans got off to the start they wanted. The Europeans had the finish they needed. Europe began its bid to regain the Ryder Cup with a clean sweep of …

Tiger Effect creating excitement for Ryder Cup and next year

Tiger Woods wasn’t the only person celebrating after he won The Tour Championship last weekend. Golf announcers and network executives are excited about the momentum Wood’s comeback season can generate …

Ryder Cup ready to start with pressure on for everyone

Jim Furyk has spent four days watching his team play loose and confident, two key ingredients he hopes will allow the Americans to end 25 years without winning the Ryder …

Thomas Bjorn says ‘Europe united’ at Ryder Cup amid Brexit tensions

The captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team says his players are an example of how the continent “stands as one” amid tensions caused by Britain’s looming departure from the European …

Tony Finau takes a most improbable journey to Ryder Cup

Tony Finau took a most improbable journey to his first Ryder Cup, coming from a working-class family that didn’t have a lot of money to spend on golf. Finau overcame …

Ryder Cup ’18: Facts and figures for the 42nd matches

Facts and figures for the 42nd Ryder Cup, which starts Friday at Le Golf National.

Opening tee shot at Ryder Cup has room for 7,000 to watch

Le Golf National is the first stadium course in continental Europe, built as much for players at the Ryder Cup as it is for spectators on the ground and in …

Ryder Cup course fit for a king – literally

A tip for Tiger Woods and his American teammates from the architect of the Ryder Cup course. Keep those drivers holstered. The course designer says “they are going to have …

Paul Casey soaks in return to Ryder Cup after a decade out

Paul Casey is pulling on the blue and yellow of Europe’s Ryder Cup team for the first time in 10 years this week and it’s not hard to sense his …

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, …