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Masters atmosphere keeps everyone on best behavior

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Francesco Molinari learned on the eve of his first appearance at the Masters this major was different from...

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Woods, McIlroy have Masters on mind for different reasons

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters should have been the first major Rory McIlroy won.Now it is the only one he is missing.Augusta...

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Another clutch 6-iron for McDowell leads to big win

Two of the most significant shots Graeme McDowell has hit in his career were a 6-iron, for different reasons and on entirely...

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Nasa Hataoka wins Kia Classic for 3rd LPGA Tour victory

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Nasa Hataoka won the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara Golf Club for her third victory in her last 16...

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Anniversary look at past Masters champions

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the Masters:75 years ago (1944): Bobby Jones and Clifford...

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A tough fifth hole gets a little longer, harder

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tucked away on the far end of Augusta National is the toughest par 4 on the front nine.For this Masters, it...

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In-Kyung Kim back on top at ANA, 7 years after 1-foot miss

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Seven years after missing a 1-foot putt on the final hole of regulation and losing a playoff,...

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Si Woo Kim leads by 4 after 2nd round at Valero Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth are successfully fine-tuning their preparations for the Masters.However,...

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Masters memories come to life for women amateurs

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Moments after Marta Perez teed off in a practice round unlike any other, she ventured to the right of the...

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Masters: 15 contenders for a precious green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A capsule look at 15 top contenders for the Masters, to be played April 11-14 (listed in predicted order of...

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Masters, Trivia Quiz

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — How well do you know the Masters? Try this quiz. Questions are listed comparative with how tough each hole...

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Ally McDonald takes ANA Inspiration lead with late birdie

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Ally McDonald was the last player to finish the first round of the ANA Inspiration.It was worth...

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Kim leads by 1 after 1st round at Valero Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Si Woo Kim has gotten off to a fast start and is leading after the first round of the Valero Texas Open.And...

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Kupcho heads to Augusta National with 1-shot lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho took care of the preliminaries in the Augusta National Women's Amateur and now has a shot...

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MASTERS '19: A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National, site of the 83rd Masters to be played April 11-14, with famous...

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MASTERS '19: Facts & figures for the 1st major of the year

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Facts and figures for the Masters:Tournament: The 83rd Masters.Dates: April 11-14.Site: Augusta National...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLATLANTA (AP) — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on...

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Nelly Korda ready to take major step at ANA Inspiration

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Nelly Korda is ready to take a major step at the ANA Inspiration. She's also trying not to get too...

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Kupcho, Campos share lead in Augusta Women's Amateur

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho didn't immediately grasp the significance of hitting the opening shot...

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Stacy Lewis thinks motherhood has mellowed her -- a bit

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Stacy Lewis thinks motherhood has mellowed her — a bit."Maybe a little bit more even keel and low...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARFOOD CITY 500Site: Bristol, Tennessee.Schedule: Friday, practice, 1:35 p.m., qualifying, 6:10 p.m....

Promoting baseball runs in Mike Veeck's blood

SportsApr 4, 2019

Mike Veeck learned baseball from his dad. Bill Veeck was a baseball pioneer. Ran three franchises over the course of four decades and eventually made the Hall of Fame as the game’s greatest promoter. And father taught son a simple truth....

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLDuke's Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are the second freshman teammates to earn first-team All-America...

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Column: Masters perfect week to forget golf squabbles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Masters can't get here soon enough.Not because Tiger Woods is only six months removed from a victory...

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Golf Glance

LPGA TOURANA INSPIRATIONSite: Rancho Mirage, Calif.Course: Mission Hills CC (Dinah Shore Tournament). Yardage: 6,763. Par:...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face a familiar foe in Notre Dame on the game's...

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Kevin Sutherland finally makes birdie to win playoff

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland made his first birdie in two days, and it was all he needed to finally win for the second...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot...

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Kevin Kisner wins Match Play, beating Matt Kuchar 3 and 2

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kevin Kisner made it to the Dell Technologies Match Play final for the second straight year, and this time...

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Kevin Kisner gets it right at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kevin Kisner can't think of another tournament that made him grind so hard.He began the Dell Technologies...

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Sutherland, Parel head to Monday finish at Fallen Oak

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Scott Parel made a 12-foot par putt to match Kevin Sutherland on the fifth hole of a playoff before play...

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Graeme McDowell wins at Corales Puntacana Resort

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Graeme McDowell won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday for his...

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AP Sportlight

April 11938 — Joe Louis knocks out Harry Thomas in the fifth round in Chicago to retain his world heavyweight title.1940 —...

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Gallacher makes stunning comeback, wins Indian Open

NEW DELHI (AP) — Stephen Gallacher birdied three of his last four holes in a stunning comeback to win Indian Open on...

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Kuchar, Garcia caught in flap over putt not conceded

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sergio Garcia had an 8-foot putt to win the hole and left it 4 inches short, a frustrating miss.Worse yet...

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Inbee Park birdies 18th to take Kia Classic lead

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Inbee Park curled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for her second straight 5-under 67 and...

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Woods meets his match in Lucas Bjerregaard at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The conditions were severe. The high stakes put a premium on every shot down the stretch. Tiger Woods was...

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Sutherland takes 3-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions event

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for a 3-under 69 and a three-stroke lead...

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McDowell shoots 64 to take lead in Dominican Republic

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Graeme McDowell one-putted the first 15 greens Saturday and shot his second straight...

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Suri, Shinkwin share lead at Indian Open

NEW DELHI (AP) — Julian Suri and Callum Shinkwin share a two-shot lead at the Indian Open after a dramatic finish to the third...

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Top-ranked Sung Hyun Park tied for Kia Classic lead

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park shot a 6-under 66 on Friday at the Kia Classic to take a share of the lead into the...

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Woods' big run sends him to weekend against McIlroy

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods gave the fans all they could ask Friday in the Dell Technologies Match Play.And then Rory...

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Spieth fights back but eliminated on final hole

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth spent his day fighting from behind. By the time he came to the 18th green Friday, he didn't...

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Match Play Tee Times

8:35 a.m. — Marc Leishman (17), Australia, vs. Louis Oosthuizen (19), South Africa.8:46 a.m. — Li Haotong (36), China, vs....

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The Latest: A record 8 Europeans in Match Play weekend

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):7 p.m.The Match Play has taken on a...

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Kevin Sutherland, Marco Dawson share PGA Tour Champions lead

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland and Marco Dawson each shot 7-under 65 on Friday at Fallen Oak to share the first-round...

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Im takes Dominican Republic lead in bid for Masters spot

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Likely needing to win to get a Masters spot through the world ranking, Sungjae Im...

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Suri halfway leader at Indian Open by 2 shots

NEW DELHI (AP) — Julian Suri scored a second consecutive round of 67 and took a two-shot lead at the Indian Open on Friday.Last...

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Woods still alive in Match Play but 20 golfers eliminated

Woods still alive but 20 golfers eliminated Tiger Woods lost Thursday in the Dell Technologies Match Play but still has hope of...

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Chella Choi shoots 7-under 65 to take Kia Classic lead

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Chella Choi birdied the final three holes for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead Thursday in the Kia...

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Woods down, but not yet out at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods lost his match and got off easy.At least he still has a chance in the Dell Technologies Match...

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Trick shot can't save Tiger Woods in loss

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — On his knee, swinging left-handed under a bush with the clubhead upside down to dig the ball out of dirt...

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Dahmen birdies 5 of last 6 to share Corales Puntacana lead

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Joel Dahmen birdied five of his last six holes Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of...

OU report card: Sooners played well in phases in 95-72 rout of Ole Miss

SportsMar 23, 2019

OU’s 95-72 domination of Ole Miss in the NCAA Tournament was so stunning, it’s hard to find anything on which to downgrade the Sooners. Here’s the report card: Starting lineup: A. The Sooner starters played 11:35 together. During those times,...

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The Latest: No. 1 Johnson loses to Grace

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local:5:45 p.m.Being No. 1 at the Match Play...

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Suri and Gallacher share early lead at Indian Open

NEW DELHI (AP) — Julian Suri and Stephen Gallacher shared the lead at the Indian Open after opening rounds of 5-under-par 67 on...

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A win for Woods in his return to Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six years later, the Dell Technologies Match Play was all too familiar for Tiger Woods.He was on the cusp...

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Woods beats Wise 3-and-1 despite shaky round

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods' long-awaited return to Texas and Match Play was a winner, even it if wasn't pretty.Woods...

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The Latest: A win for Woods in his return to Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):6:30 p.m.Tiger Woods made a successful...

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Midwest City Elks plan Youth Golf Skills Challenge

MIDWEST CITY — The Midwest City Elks Lodge No.1890 will host its ninth annual Youth Golf Skills Challenge April 27 at Hidden...

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Column: There's a reason Match Play is only once a year

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy loves match play because he believes it is the purest form of golf.Most would agree.He also...

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Woods faces new format and same philosophy at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Dell Technologies Match Play has changed golf courses twice and the format once since the last time...

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Tirico to do play-by-play from Augusta Women's Amateur

Mike Tirico has had various broadcasting duties at the Masters for the better part of 20 years, including play-by-play host for...

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Last few Masters spots on the line at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For players trying to get into the top 50 for a Masters invitation, it was critical to get into the 64-man...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLPHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs....

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Woods to open Match Play against PGA Tour rookie of year

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods is at another new golf course for a World Golf Championships event and faces another player he...

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Jin Young Ko rallies to win LPGA Tour's Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) — Jin Young Ko channeled her inner Dustin Johnson to win for the first time in the United States.After an even-par...

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Casey becomes 1st repeat winner at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey became the first back-to-back winner of the Valspar Championship on Sunday by closing with...

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Casey holds on to repeat title at Valspar Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey got the battle he expected Sunday in the Valspar Championship.Just not from Dustin...

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Scott Hend wins Maybank Championship in playoff

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Scott Hend of Australia closed with a 5-under 67, had to wait nearly two hours to see if it would...

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Yu Liu shoots 7-under 65 to take 1-shot lead in Founder Cup

PHOENIX (AP) — Yu Liu got through a stressful final-group pairing Saturday to take the Founders Cup lead, outplaying top-ranked...

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Casey holds 1-shot lead over Johnson at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — The final hour changed the dynamics of the Valspar Championship, just not the lead.That still belongs...

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Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce...

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Top-ranked Sung Hyun Park, Yu Liu tied for Founders Cup lead

PHOENIX (AP) — Sung Hyun Park isn't a big fan of birdie-fest golf. She's still awfully good at it."Personally, I like the...

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Patrick Reed brings in Leadbetter to check on his swing

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Reed hasn't finished in the top 10 in nine starts this year, is three weeks away from...

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Casey shares halfway lead in title defense at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey drove into Innisbrook and saw his picture on posters and programs, just what he needed to...

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PGA Tour suspends Robert Garrigus for failed drug test

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus became the first PGA Tour player suspended for a drug of abuse, saying on Twitter that...

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Pieters takes halfway lead at Maybank Championship

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Ernie Els was two shots behind Maybank Championship leader Thomas Pieters on a crowded...

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OSU Cowgirls lead Hawaii golf tournament

Cowgirls lead Hawaii tournament Oklahoma State's women's golf team leads the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Waikoloa, Hawaii...

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Choi stroke back in Founders Cup in return from back injury

PHOENIX (AP) — Na Yeon Choi feared the worst Thursday in her return from a back injury. She ended up high on the Founders Cup...

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Dahmen, Straka share early lead at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour event that doesn't have Tiger Woods this year instead has the Leaping Cougar.That's a...

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Ex-President George W. Bush gets ace at Dallas course

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush has made a hole-in-one at a Dallas course that will soon host his institute's...

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Fraser and Elvira share Maybank Championship lead

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former champion Marcus Fraser and Nacho Elvira turned in 7-under-par 65s for the joint lead of...

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Nelly Korda learning she doesn't have to be perfect to win

PHOENIX (AP) — David Whelan has tried to teach Nelly Korda that she doesn't need to be perfect to win on the LPGA Tour."My...

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Johnson moving closer to top form as Masters nears

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is peaking. The Masters is nearing. And he was talking Wednesday about an injury from...

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OU golf finishes third, OSU fourth in separate tournaments

OU golf finishes third in National Invitational The Oklahoma men’s golf team finished third at the National Invitational...

Jerami Grant’s blocks ignite OKC Thunder victory over the Indiana Pacers

SportsMar 28, 2019

Thaddeus Young muscled in for a shot; Jerami Grant leaped and blocked it, denying the Pacers a chance to build a double-digit lead. On the next Indiana possession, Bojan Bogdanovic drove in for what appeared to be a layup. Grant blocked that one,...

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Els names final 3 assistant captains for Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — International team captain Ernie Els has named K.J. Choi, Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir as his...

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Column: PGA Tour study shows disparity in ranking points

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two tournaments on different continents illustrate why PGA Tour players are increasingly...

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Eddie Pepperell prefers not to spend much time at tournament

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pepperell makes his Masters debut this year, and he looks forward to seeing Augusta...

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Swing and a fit: Retailer offers custom-fit golf clubs

As the weather warms, many Oklahomans are ready to hit the links, and this year a new retailer is working to outfit some of...

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McIlroy blocks out noise and hits his stride

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy managed to block out all the noise, all the distractions, and this was long before...

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Pepperell, Vegas feed frenzy at famed 17 with long putts

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pepperell's 50-foot birdie putt sent the packed gallery surrounding the island green into...

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McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory...

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Furyk closes with flurry, finishes 2nd in hometown event

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim Furyk was one of the last ones in the field at The Players Championship.He was the last one...

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Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship...

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Tiger Woods says game 'right on track' as Masters approaches

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods hit 12 of 14 fairways, made a 30-foot putt for birdie and holed out for par from a...

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Migliozzi wins Kenya Open for 1st European Tour title

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won his first European Tour title with a one-stroke victory at the Kenya...

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Rahm storms into lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm can't think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from...

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Woods lands birdie, laughs at famed 17 after quadruple-bogey

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had a much more enjoyable experience at the 17th hole of The Players Championship on...

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New rules could have helped Woods on 17th hole at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods could have avoided the water on his second attempt to the island-green 17th under...