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Golf roundup: Crane stages big rally

Ben Crane knew he was going home today to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. He had no reason to believe he would be bringing …


Webb Simpson rallies to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. – Webb Simpson, a PGA Tour winner for the first time three weeks ago, figured his next win would be easier. It was more work than he could …


Golf notes: Fred Couples wins first Champions Tour major title

Fred Couples finished off John Cook with a nifty wedge shot to 3 feet on the third hole of a playoff Sunday in the Seniors Players Championship in Harrison, N.Y. …


Stricker leads open on disastrous day for Tiger

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Steve Stricker stood a mere 10 feet away from the lowest round ever in a major, a captivating moment at any other championship. Not this one.


O’Hern leads Reno-Tahoe Open with 65

Golf: Nick O’Hern took advantage of calm morning conditions as one of the first players off the tee Thursday to shoot a 7-under-par 65 and take a one-stroke lead over …


Tseng youngest to five majors at 22

Judging by the record books, Yani Tseng is 10 years ahead of Annika Sorenstam. The 22-year-old Taiwanese won the Women’s British Open for the second straight year Sunday, beating Brittany …


Golf’s top spot wide open with Woods’ injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As far as William Hill is concerned, all bets are off. At least when it comes to Tiger Woods and the U.S. Open.


In brief: Stricker enters final round at Memorial

Golf: Steve Stricker went from doing everything right to having just about everything go wrong as his lead was cut in half over the final five holes Saturday at the …


In brief: McIlroy ties for first-round lead at PGA’s Memorial

Golf: Rory McIlroy only gets to play three regular PGA Tour events this year. He showed Thursday why the Memorial tournament was one of them. On a Muirfield Village course …


Watson, 61, wins Senior PGA in playoff

Tom Watson blasted out of a bunker to 3 feet to set up his winning birdie on the first hole off a playoff with David Eger in the Senior PGA …


Golfers’ lives depend on top-50 ranking

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Golf has a new magic number. This one is found in the world ranking, not on a scorecard. For all the talk over the last …


Memphis forces Game 7 by defeating Oklahoma City

NBA: Zach Randolph had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies avoided elimination by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-83 Friday night in Memphis, Tenn., to push their …


In brief: Memphis defeats Oklahoma City to seize 2-1 series edge

NBA: Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday …


In brief: Mavericks head to Dallas with 2-0 edge on Lakers

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 …


Nashville Predators even series with OT win over Vancouver

NHL: Ryan Suter tied the game with 67 seconds left and Matt Halischuk won it 14:51 into double overtime as the Nashville Predators beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in Vancouver, …


In brief: Roy’s bank shot caps Trail Blazers’ rally past Dallas

NBA: Brandon Roy’s go-ahead bank shot with 39.2 seconds left capped Portland’s 23-point second-half comeback and the Blazers beat the visiting Dallas Mavericks 84-82 on Saturday night, evening the first-round …


NFL scouts take notice of former Eastern RB Jones

Football: Taiwan Jones made a big splash at his workout for NFL scouts on Thursday and quite possibly improved his draft status, according to Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports. Farrar …


Mickelson wins in Houston, moves to No. 3

Phil Mickelson won the Houston Open on Sunday to jump to No. 3 in the world heading into his Masters title defense. Mickelson had weekend rounds of 63 and 65 …


Laird surrenders lead, rallies to win at Bay Hill

Martin Laird went from a shocking collapse to an unlikely winner Sunday at Bay Hill. In the toughest final round on the PGA Tour this year, Laird rallied from a …


Thrashers defeat Flyers to improve playoff chances

NHL: Rob Schremp and Blake Wheeler scored for Atlanta in the shootout, giving the Thrashers a crucial 4-3 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers after squandering three leads Thursday night. …


Watney wins Cadillac Championship

Nick Watney wound up in another duel at Doral, this one with a much sweeter ending. Watney poured in two key putts for par along the back nine of the …


Woods’ playing schedule reduced for family time

DORAL, Fla. – Tiger Woods is hitting some of his best shots when no one is watching. That’s typically the case when Woods tries to build a new golf swing, …


McIlroy raises eyebrows with comments about Woods

DORAL, Fla. – Rory McIlroy has said nothing wrong. One of the brightest young stars in golf, McIlroy has been making news over the last few weeks for giving his …


Nebraska upsets third-ranked Texas in men’s basketball

College Basketball: Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left to seal Nebraska’s 70-67 upset of No. 3 Texas on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska (18-8, …


D.A. Points makes winner out of Murray at Pebble Beach

D.A. Points captured his first PGA Tour victory and dragged along Bill Murray of “Caddyshack” fame to the pro-am title at Pebble Beach, Calif. Points holed out from 100 yards …


Mickelson ties for lead with conservative style

The way Phil Mickelson likes to play golf, he didn’t have much fun Saturday at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Based on how he needs to play the South Course, …


Rocky start at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – The top two players in the world couldn’t come up with a single birdie between them Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Open at …


Pebble isn’t bluffing

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – One shot that stands out from the last U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was the 7-iron that Tiger Woods gouged out of the right rough on …


Scott prevails in Texas

Australia’s Adam Scott made the Texas Open his first PGA Tour victory in two years, shooting a combined 11-under 133 in a 36-hole finale Sunday to edge Fredrik Jacobson by …


Tiger Woods plans on MRI

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Tiger Woods insists there’s “zero connection” between the neck spasms playing havoc with his golf swing and his Nov. 27 car accident. Woods said during a …