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Blixt improves position with Greenbrier win

Golf: Jonas Blixt shot a 3-under 67 Sunday in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., to win the rain-delayed Greenbrier Classic by two strokes. Blixt emerged from a five-player chase over the …


Kuchar wins Memorial

Matt Kuchar was in a good spot Sunday at the Memorial. He had his first multiple-win season, and an audience with tournament host Jack Nicklaus. Needing two putts from 20 …


Weekley snaps drought

Boo Weekley made three consecutive birdies in the middle of his round to take the lead at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and finished with a 4-under-par 66 on Sunday …


Winterhawks advance to Memorial Cup finals

Hockey: Ty Rattie scored in the third period and Mac Carruth made 34 saves to help the Portland Winterhawks beat the London Knights 2-1 on Friday night in the Memorial …


Bae wins first PGA title at Byron Nelson

Sang-Moon Bae won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating Keegan Bradley by two strokes after blowing a four-stroke lead. The 26-year-old South Korean …


Berdych upsets Djokovic at Italian Open

Tennis: Less than 10 days away from the French Open, top-ranked Novak Djokovic wasted a chance to serve out the match and was beaten 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 by sixth-seeded Tomas …


Ernst earns surprise victory at Quail Hollow

Golf: A week like no other at Quail Hollow held one final surprise Sunday when 22-year-old rookie Derek Ernst birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff, and then won …


Horschel sinks long put for first PGA Tour title

Billy Horschel sensed the time had come for him to win his first PGA Tour event. This could explain the composure he displayed in the face of two final-round weather …


Rally adds to résumé

For all the big moments in Graeme McDowell’s career, his résumé was short on PGA Tour victories. McDowell relished what he called his first authentic tour win, defeating fellow U.S. …


Park rolls to second major win

Inbee Park doubled her lead to six strokes on the opening hole Sunday and ran away with the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Rancho Mirage, Calif., for her second major title. …


Thompson earns first career title at Honda Classic

Michael Thompson’s dream of winning his first PGA Tour event was walking up the final fairway with a big lead and very little stress. The reality was much different Sunday …


Beljan earns first PGA title

Charlie Beljan had no reason to panic Sunday. His wild week at Disney ended with a comfortable lead and his first PGA Tour victory. What a turnaround in just two …


Guan, 14, captures amateur title, qualifies for Masters

Guan Tianlang is an eighth-grader from China who barely weighs 125 pounds and doesn’t hit the golf ball far enough to reach some par 4s. The next stop for the …


Gainey grabs first PGA win

Tommy Gainey narrowly missed golf’s magic number. He happily settled for a course-record 60 at Sea Island, and his first PGA Tour win Sunday in the McGladrey Classic at St. …


Williams leads team to title

U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox and Chris Williams each shot 2-under 69 to help the United States win the rain-shortened World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey, with a record …


Snedeker wins FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus

Brandt Snedeker played the biggest round of his career for the biggest payoff in golf. Needing to win the Tour Championship on Sunday in Atlanta to beat out Rory McIlroy …


Furyk labels No. 1 McIlroy as ‘marked man’

Rory McIlroy is No. 1 in the world, and Jim Furyk says that makes him a marked man at the Ryder Cup. McIlroy (pictured right) has won three of his …


McIlroy runs off with win

CARMEL, Ind. – Rory McIlroy faced the strongest collection of contenders at any golf tournament this year Sunday at the BMW Championship. It was no contest.


Big start key for McIlroy

NORTON, Mass. – Rory McIlroy got the start he wanted Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, erasing a three-shot deficit in just five holes. The finish was hardly a masterpiece, …


Oosthuizen makes charge past McIlroy

Golf: Louis Oosthuizen ran off a flawless string of seven straight birdies Sunday to race by Rory McIlroy and take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Deutsche …


Miyazato wins Safeway for first LPGA title

Japan’s Mika Miyazato won the Safeway Classic on Sunday for her first victory on the LPGA Tour, finishing with a 2-under 70 to beat Brittany Lincicome and Inbee Park by …


Woods takes last chance at 2012 major

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Tiger Woods gazed up every time he heard thunder crackling in the distance or the rain pounding the tent Tuesday, the kind of weather that could …


Bradley jumps past Furyk to win Bridgestone

Keegan Bradley only wanted a chance to get into a playoff Sunday at Firestone in Akron, Ohio. All it took was a clutch par, along with a stunning collapse by …


Money woes give Duval perspective

AKRON, Ohio – About the only thing that comes easily for David Duval these days is the ability to find perspective. Duval was talking late Monday night about the “gigantic …


Tiger Woods outduels Van Pelt down stretch for 3rd win of year

BETHESDA, Md. – The flight of his shot into the 18th green was so pure that Tiger Woods immediately started walking and twirled his club, knowing that it effectively wrapped …


Leishman rallies for 1st PGA win

Marc Leishman shot an early 8-under 62 and won the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Conn., for his first PGA Tour title Sunday when Charley Hoffman blew a two-stroke lead. The …


Long putt lifts Dufner

Jason Dufner made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, his second victory in four weeks. …


Fowler wins first tourney

Rickie Fowler finally picked up his first PGA Tour win Sunday in what might be the start of a rivalry for years to come. Fowler brought style and substance to …


Pettersson starts fast, wins RBC Heritage

Carl Pettersson had another fast start and finished with a 2-under 69 for a five-shot victory over Zach Johnson on Sunday in the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C. …


Yoo wins title after Kim misses tap-in putt

Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif., with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday, earning her first major title after I.K. …