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Golf-European Ryder Cup points table
April 22 (Reuters) - European Ryder Cup points table on Tuesday: World points list 1. Sergio Garcia (Spain) 203.86 2. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 157.41 3. Luke Donald (England) 130.28 4. Ian Poulter (England) 122.96 5. Justin Rose (England) 102.97 European points list 1. Victor Dubuisson (France) 2,297,434 2. Jamie Donaldson (Wales) 2,165,473 3. Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 1,932,606 4. ...
Golf-PGA Tour FedExCup points table
April 22 (Reuters) - PGA Tour 2014 FedExCup points table onTuesday (U.S. unless stated): 1. Jimmy Walker 2,046 points 2. Bubba Watson 1,840 3. Matt Kuchar 1,436 4. Patrick Reed 1,364 5. Dustin Johnson 1,334 6. Harris English 1,290 7. Jordan Spieth 1,173 8. Chris Kirk 1,152 9. Matt Every 1,051 10. Zach Johnson 1,040 11. Webb Simpson 971 12. Kevin Stadler 936 13. Ryan Moore 902 14. Will MacKenzie 880 15...
Golf-Dawson to retire next year as R&A chief executive
LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) - Peter Dawson will retire next year as chief executive of the Royal and Ancient (R&A), the body which governs golf outside the United States said on Tuesday. Dawson, who has led the R&A for 16 years, will step down in September 2015 and also relinquish the role of secretary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, a members club whose headquarters overlook the Old Course...
Grizzlies, Clippers win to level NBA playoff matchups
Oklahoma City (AFP) - Zach Randolph scored eight of his 25 points in overtime to spark the Memphis Grizzlies over Oklahoma City 111-105, equalizing their NBA playoff series at one win each.
Toronto Raptors exec Ujiri fined for obscenity
Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $25,000 by the NBA for using obscene language in public before a playoff game against Brooklyn, league commissioner Adam Silver said. Ujiri apologized for his pre-game profanity to Toronto fans outside the Air Canada Centre, where the visiting Nets beat the Raptors 94-87 in the opener of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series...
Bulls' Noah named league's defensive player of the year
(Reuters) - Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was named the National Basketball Association's defensive player of the year on Monday, the first player from the franchise to earn the award since Michael Jordan in 1988. Noah, whose father Yannick won the 1983 French Open tennis championship, was the centerpiece of a Chicago defense which held opponents to a league-low 91.8 points per game during the 2013-14 regular season...
Baseball star stands accused in journey from Cuba to big leagues
As young Cuban slugger Yasiel Puig is earning millions on the baseball field with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a bizarre story of how the talented player escaped from the Communist-ruled island country is unfolding in U.S. court documents. Puig ran a gauntlet of fast boats, Mexican drug smugglers and even death threats in his 2012 flight from Cuba, according to a $12 million lawsuit filed by a man who accuses the ballplayer of informing on him to Cuban authorities...
Chicago's Noah named Defensive Player of the Year
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, the mainstay of a team that kept foes to a league-low 91.8 points a game, was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Monday. The son of French tennis legend Yannick Noah and former Miss Sweden Cecilia Rodhe averaged 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocked shots and 1.2 steals a game for the Bulls this season. Noah, 29, became the first Bulls player to win the award since Michael Jordan in 1988...
Struggling Jazz part ways with head coach Corbin
(Reuters) - The Utah Jazz are beginning a search for a new head coach after deciding not to offer Tyrone Corbin a new contract, the NBA team said on Monday following a last-place finish in the Western Conference. "This has not been an easy decision, but after a thorough review process, we as an organization feel that this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward." Corbin took over as head coach on February 10, 2011, following the resignation of longtime coach Jerry Sloan...
Timberwolves coach Adelman retires after 23 seasons
(Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman announced his retirement from coaching in the NBA on Monday after 23 seasons in the league calling the shots for five different teams. Adelman, who ranks eighth in wins on the National Basketball Association all-time list and twice took teams to the NBA Finals, will remain with the Wolves as a consultant. "I think it's time for me to step aside," said Adelman, 67...
Knicks fire coaching staff after 'difficult' season
The New York Knicks fired head coach Mike Woodson on Monday as new president Phil Jackson made the first big move to put his stamp on the National Basketball Association team. Jackson, hired last month to turn around the struggling franchise, said in a statement that the entire coaching staff had been relieved of their duties. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff," said Jackson, who won a record 11 NBA titles as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers in the previous two decades...
New York Knicks fire Woodson after missing playoffs
The New York Knicks on Monday fired head coach Mike Woodson after the team missed the NBA playoffs, team president Phil Jackson said. The Knicks went 109-79 in three seasons under Woodson, twice making the playoffs before slumping to 37-45 this season. Jackson, who has coached a record 11 NBA championship teams, was brought in by owners last month to start to rebuild the Knicks. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff," Jackson said...
Brawl mars Pirates-Brewers game
A verbal exchange between Pittsburgh pitcher Gerrit Cole and Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez sparked a brawl that saw Gomez tossed from their Major League Baseball game. "It's too hard for me to see exactly what happened," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. Pittsburgh's Travis Snider also was thrown out of the game and Pirates catcher Russell Martin was shepherded back to the dugout by a teammate...
Reigning NBA champs Miami open playoffs with win
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener. James on Sunday made four of the Heat's 11 three-pointers and finished with 27 points and nine rebounds as the Heat seized the advantage in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. Wade added 23 points and five assists for the Heat, who are trying to become the first club to win three straight NBA titles since the Los Angeles Lakers did it 2000, 2001 and 2002...
Jimenez wins senior debut but focus is on Ryder Cup
(Reuters) - Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez made his Champions Tour debut in style when he won the Greater Gwinnett Championship by two strokes over Germany's Bernhard Langer in Georgia on Sunday. A week after finishing fourth at the Masters, Jimenez became the 18th player to win in his first start on the senior American circuit and only the third to lead from start to finish in a Champions Tour debut...
Kuchar holes bunker shot at final hole to win Heritage
(Reuters) - American Matt Kuchar ended a frustrating run of close calls in spectacular style when he holed a bunker shot on his final hole to win the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday. Minutes after three-putting the 17th from four feet, Kuchar responded emphatically by sinking a 20-yard sand shot for birdie at the par-four 18th to beat third round leader Luke Donald by one stroke at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island...
Golf-Kuchar holes bunker shot at final hole to win Heritage
* Almost squanders another shot at victory * Donald narrowly misses chip at last hole (Adds detail, quotes) April 20 (Reuters) - American Matt Kuchar ended a frustrating run of close calls in spectacular style when he holed a bunker shot on his final hole to win the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday. Minutes after three-putting the 17th from four feet, Kuchar responded emphatically by sinking a 20-yard sand shot for birdie at the par-four 18th to beat third round leader Luke Donald by one stroke at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island...
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Heritage Classic scores
April 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Heritage Classic at the par-71 course on Sunday in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 273 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 66 73 70 64 274 Luke Donald (Britain) 70 69 66 69 275 John Huh (U.S.) 71 68 68 68 Ben Martin (U.S.) 69 68 71 67 277 Brian Stuard (U.S.) 69 72 68 68 Scott Brown (U.S.) 70 69 71 67 278 Brian Harman (U.S.) 69 71 69 69 Jim Furyk (U.S...
Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan's 27 points, rallied for a 90-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday to open their NBA playoff series. The Spurs, trying to get back to the NBA finals after falling to the Miami Heat in last year's championship series, trailed 81-71 with 7:45 left to play, but closed the game on a 19-4 scoring run to secure the win. They host game two of the best-of-seven Western Conference set on Wednesday...
Westwood ends two-year drought in Malaysian rain
Lee Westwood ended a two-year wait for a title with an emphatic seven-stroke victory to clinch the rain-soaked Malaysian Open in style on Sunday. A four-hour delay due to torrential rain at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club did nothing to deter the former world number one, who carded two birdies after the delay.
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