Four-time winner Jimenez to swing for more at Hong Kong Open
Thursday August 27, 2015 8:52 AM
(Reuters) - Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez will have his task cut out when he tees off seeking his fifth Hong Kong Open title in October with top players from Europe and America confirming their participation in the $2 million event. The 51-year-old Spaniard will be joined by major winners Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell while big-hitting American Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed will also be in action at the Oct. 22-25 event, co-sanc ...
Ex-San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald charged with rape
Thursday August 27, 2015 12:55 AM
(Reuters) - Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald has been charged with rape by intoxication, and current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with sexual battery of the same woman on the same night, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The f ...
Mahan's time of the year - FedExCup playoffs
Thursday August 27, 2015 12:10 AM
EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) - It is Hunter Mahan's time of the year, as the American has kept his date with the season-ending FedExCup playoffs every year since its inception eight years ago. Mahan enters The Barclays, which opens the lucrative four-event series at ...
Creamer and Lang earn captain's picks for Solheim Cup
Tuesday August 25, 2015 8:07 AM
Creamer, 29, will make her sixth appearance in the biennial team competition against Europe while Lang, 30, will play on her fourth U.S. team when the 14th edition of the event will be held from Sept. 18-20 at the St Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany. "I'm very pleas ...
Late bogey gives Ko shared lead at LPGA Canadian Open
Sunday August 23, 2015 10:58 AM
The New Zealander was the frontrunner for most of the third round on Saturday and could have had sole possession of the lead heading into Sunday's final round, but a bobble at 18 snapped her string of 46 holes without a bogey."I played really solid," said Ko, 18, of Auckland. ...
Supermarket chain must pay Michael Jordan $8.9 mn
Saturday August 22, 2015 5:34 AM
Chicago (AFP) - NBA legend Michael Jordan was awarded $8.9 million by a Chicago jury on Friday in a case against a supermarket chain which included his name in a promotion without his permission."I'm pleased with today's verdict," Jordan said in a statement. "No one -- wheth ...
Indian milkman's son chases dream in greener pastures
Saturday August 22, 2015 3:55 AM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Golfing prodigy Shubham Jaglan turned 11 last week but the only son of a milkman from rural India is aloof to the cartoons and toys that usually draw boys of his age. The winner of back-to-back titles on the world junior golf circuit in the United States last month knows he must make sacrifices ...
NBA star says he wants to play for Philippine national team
Thursday August 27, 2015 8:43 AM
"I want to assure my Filipino brothers and sisters that, if given the chance and everything can be worked out, I sincerely wish to play for Gilas and contribute to the total team effort for flag and country," Clarkson said in a statement released by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (SBP).Clarkson, whose mother hails from the Philippines, is visiting the basketball-crazy Southeast Asian nation and has joined the national team, Gilas Pilipinas, for practice.The 23-year old, who plays guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, sai ...
Colon leads streaking Mets to sixth straight win
Thursday August 27, 2015 12:28 AM
The Mets (70-56), in first place of the National League East, are 17-6 in August and 23-5 in their past 28 games against Philadelphia, including 11-1 this season. The last-place Phillies (50-77) lost their third straight. They still own the worst record in the major leag ...
Europe captain Koch names four Solheim wildcards
Tuesday August 25, 2015 8:25 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe captain Carin Koch has named Karine Icher, Caroline Hedwall, Caroline Masson and Catriona Matthew as her four wildcard picks for next month's Solheim Cup against the United States. Frenchwoman Icher, Swede Hedwall, German Masson and Scot Matt ...
Love wins PGA Wyndham as Woods' season ends
Monday August 24, 2015 3:37 AM
All eyes were on Woods at Sedgefield Country Club, where the 14-time major champion was in contention Sunday for a first US PGA Tour win since 2013.The former world number one, coming off a missed cut at the PGA Championship that marked his third straight early exit from a major, needed the victory to make the US PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs.Woods's chances effectively ended with a triple-bogey seven at the par-four 11th hole. That was followed by a bogey at the 12th, and even a storming finish that included four birdies in his last six holes wasn't enough.Woods closed with an even-par 70 for 13-under 267, his tie for 10th his best finish of a disappointing 2015 campaign.While Woods's US season is over, Love is headed ...
Mets' bats smash Rockies again
Sunday August 23, 2015 10:31 AM
(The Sports Xchange) - For the second straight game, the New York Mets tore into Colorado's starting pitcher and walloped the Rockies 14-9 on Saturday. But unlike Friday, when they watched a six-run lead vanish before pulling away to win by the same score, the Mets won their 10th st ...
Fiers throws no-hitter to down Dodgers
Saturday August 22, 2015 5:25 AM
(Reuters) - Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers fired a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday in a dominant 3-0 victory. Fiers, acquired from Milwaukee last month, struck out 10 batters and walked three in his first complete game of his career. "I'v ...
Remember me? Tiger roars into share of Wyndham lead
Saturday August 22, 2015 3:46 AM
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Tiger Woods roared back after over a year in the wilderness to tie for the Wyndham Championship lead on Friday and then said he didn't expect it would take so long to return to a position that used to be second nature. Less than ...
Detroit Tigers hurler Verlander lets no-no get away in ninth
Thursday August 27, 2015 1:04 AM
Angels catcher Chris Iannetta belted a 2-2 pitch up the left field line to end Verlander's bid to become just the sixth pitcher in Major League Baseball history to record three or more no-hitters.Verlander walked two and struck out nine as he faced just one batter over the minimum.The 32-year-old right-hander threw his first no-hitter on June 12, 2007, against the Milwaukee Brewers and recorded his second on May 11, 2011, against the Blue Ja ...
Verlander denied no-hitter in ninth as Tigers win 5-0
Thursday August 27, 2015 12:19 AM
Angels catcher Chris Iannetta lined a 2-2 pitch onto the chalk of the left field line as Verlander came up just shy of becoming the sixth pitcher in major league history to record at least three no-hitters. "This has special meaning because of the way the fans ...
Former NBA All-Star Kirilenko named RFB chief
Tuesday August 25, 2015 8:16 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former NBA All-Star Andrei Kirilenko was named president of the Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Kirilenko, who was unanimously elected by all 215 members who attended the conference, said there was "a deep crisis of trust" wit ...
Last-hole bogey costs Ko outright lead in Vancouver
Sunday August 23, 2015 11:43 AM
Aug 22 (Reuters) - World number two Lydia Ko squandered the outright lead with a bogey on her last hole at the Canadian Pacific Womenâ??s Open on Saturday and faces a final round shoot-off for the title with playing partner Candie Kung. The New Zealand teenager, who entered the round tw ...
Astros' Fiers tosses fifth no-hitter of 2015
Saturday August 22, 2015 7:13 AM
Fiers, who was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers at the July 30 trade deadline, struck out 10, walked three and retired the final 21 Dodger batters."Everything was working tonight," said Fiers after his first career complete game. "I was just trying to go as long as possible and ...
Cespedes' three homers help Mets outslug Rockies
Saturday August 22, 2015 4:58 AM
Cespedes went 5-for-6, adding a double, seven RBIs and five runs as the Mets defeated the Rockies for the ninth consecutive time. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud and left fielder Michael Conforto hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning to boost the Mets' lead t ...
MLB, players union adopt new domestic violence policy
Saturday August 22, 2015 3:37 AM
According to the policy announced on Friday, the MLB Commissioner will have the authority to discipline a player who commits an act of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse for just cause. There is no minimum or maximum penalty under the policy and the Com ...