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In Brief: Hill paces Pacers past Trail Blazers

NBA: George Hill had a career-high 37 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 118-113 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Indianapolis on …


Couples extends lead at Cup Championship

Golf: Fred Couples shot a 3-under-par 68 to reach 15-under 198 and extend his lead to five strokes Saturday after the third round of the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab …


Penguins edge Canucks in shootout

NHL: Evgeni Malkin scored in the third round of the shootout, Marc-Andre Fleury made the deciding stop on Ryan Kesler and the Pittsburgh Penguins stayed unbeaten at home after a …


Walker earns first PGA Tour win

Jimmy Walker finally won on the PGA Tour in his eighth year and 188th tournament, and with a little help from Brooks Koepka. Tied for the lead with four holes …


Zusi, Altidore lead U.S. over Jamaica

Soccer: Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore scored second-half goals in Kansas City, Kan., to give the United States a 2-0 victory over Jamaica and clinch first place for the Americans …


Faldo ready for Champions Tour start at SAS

Golfer Nick Faldo has no expectations for his first regular Champions Tour start this weekend at the SAS Championship (11 a.m., Golf Channel) in Cary, N.C. The 56-year-old six-time major …


Stenson runs away with FedEx Cup

Henrik Stenson capped off the best stretch of his career Sunday with the biggest payoff in golf. Stenson held off a brief challenge by 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and closed with …


Woods, Firestone perfect pair

Tiger Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, …


English wins first title

Harris English won the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, birdieing two of the final three holes to hold off Phil Mickelson …


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 …


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. …


Streelman wins in 153rd try

The uphill climb to the 18th green at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla., was nothing compared with the journey that brought Kevin Streelman his first PGA Tour victory. He burned …


Merrick’s golf dream comes true

John Merrick never allowed himself to think about winning at Riviera. Not when he was a kid attending his local PGA Tour event in Los Angeles. Not when he was …


Snedeker keeps up hot streak

With one last birdie, Brandt Snedeker finally had a chance to catch his breath at one of the best places in golf. He was on the 18th tee at Pebble …


Big drives help Gay win Humana

Brian Gay found the extra distance he was looking for without sacrificing control. That was clear late Sunday afternoon in the Humana Challenge at La Quinta, Calif., when Gay cracked …


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 …


Watney’s closing 61 earns win

Nick Watney missed a chance for a 59 on Sunday in his CIMB Classic victory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, closing with a course-record 10-under 61 at The Mines despite a …


Blixt picks up first win

Sweden’s Jonas Blixt won the Frys.com Open in San Martin, Calif., on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 4-foot par putt on the final hole for a …


Best bet on the Tube

The first impression Tom Lehman had of the Greater Hickory Classic course in Conover, N.C., came from looking at past tournament scores. Lehman thought it was an easy course. Then …


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 …


Watney comes through

Nick Watney salvaged a dismal season Sunday at The Barclays in Farmingdale, N.Y., with a victory that could not have come at a better time. Watney turned a two-shot deficit …


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 …


Former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett has what takes to win on Champions Tour

There’s a simple explanation for Kirk Triplett’s smooth transition as a rookie on the Champions Tour. It’s the same reason why the former Pullman resident won three times, placed in …


Meehan: Triplett at ease on Champions Tour

There’s a simple explanation for Kirk Triplett’s smooth transition as a rookie on the Champions Tour. It’s the same reason why the former Pullman resident won three times, placed in …


Watson takes another shot at elusive U.S. Senior Open title

LAKE ORION, Mich. – Tom Watson has accomplished a lot in golf, winning the British Open five times, the Masters twice along with a U.S. Open. The 62-year-old has had …


Kirk Triplett wins Champions Tour’s First Tee Open

Kirk Triplett won the First Tee Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach for his first Champions Tour title, making an early eagle and closing with a 6-under 66 for a …


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 …


Johnson captures St. Jude

Dustin Johnson won the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., on Sunday in his second event back after a back injury sidelined him nearly three months, shooting a 4-under-par 66 …


Triplett fires 62, ties for second

Kirk Triplett put together the best round of golf anyone had ever played Sunday in the Principal Charity Classic in West Des Moines, Iowa. But Jay Haas was brilliant for …