Sunday, January 25, 2015 02:19
image
image
image

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Humana Challenge scores
Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Humana Challenge at the par-72 course on Saturday in La Quinta, California 199 Bill Haas (U.S.) 67 63 69 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 68 63 68 Michael Putnam (U.S.) 63 67 69 Erik Compton (U.S.) 66 66 67 200 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 65 64 71 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 71 61 68 Scott Pinckney (U.S.) 64 67 69 Steve Wheatcroft (U.S.) 65 67 68 202 Rory Sabbatini (South Africa) 71 68 63 Alex Cejka (Germany) 68 64 70 Nick Watney (U...
Compton shares PGA lead as Kuchar stumbles late
Erik Compton, a runner-up at last year's US Open, fired a five-under par 67 to grab a share of the lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Tour Humana Challenge. In a tournament that uses three courses in the California desert, two-time heart transplant recipient Compton finished his round on the PGA West Nicklaus course level after 54 holes with fellow Americans Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam on 17-under 199...
Pacesetting Kuchar slips back with messy finish
(Reuters) - Overnight leader Matt Kuchar surprisingly dropped three shots in his last four holes to finish the third round of the $5.7 million Humana Challenge one stroke off the pace at La Quinta on Saturday. Two ahead and seemingly cruising on another gorgeous day of dazzling sunshine in the California desert, Kuchar bogeyed the 15th, 17th and the last for a one-under-par 71 on the Palmer Private course at PGA West, one of three co-hosting venues...
Golf-Pacesetting Kuchar slips back with messy finish
Overnight leader Matt Kuchar surprisingly dropped three shots in his last four holes to finish the third round of the $5.7 million Humana Challenge one stroke off the pace at La Quinta on Saturday. Two ahead and seemingly cruising on another gorgeous day of dazzling sunshine in the California desert, Kuchar bogeyed the 15th, 17th and the last for a one-under-par 71 on the Palmer Private course at PGA West, one of three co-hosting venues...
Aldridge to play, delay surgery on injured thumb
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has postponed planned surgery on an injured left thumb and will stay in the lineup, the NBA club said Saturday. The update came two days after the Trail Blazers announced Aldridge could miss between six weeks and two months of the season for an operation on a torn ligament. Aldridge was injured in Monday's victory over Sacramento when he collided with center DeMarcus Cousins and then missed Wednesday's loss to Phoenix, but was set to rejoin the roster Saturday against Washington...
Patriots say they followed rules, accept no blame
By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - The New England Patriots said on Saturday they had followed "every rule to the letter" and accepted no blame for using footballs that were under inflated in their AFC championship win over the Indianapolis Colts six days ago. The victory earned the Patriots a spot in the Feb. 1 Super Bowl against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. The National Football League is investigating why balls used by the Patriots against the Colts were under inflated...
Maturing Johnson set for PGA Tour return
(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson will return to the PGA Tour at next month's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, ending a six-month leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges". Tournament organizers announced the American's commitment to the Feb. 5-8 event and Johnson on Saturday told Golfweek magazine it was time for him "to grow up" and get back to competitive golf...
Golf-Maturing Johnson set for PGA Tour return
Dustin Johnson will return to the PGA Tour at next month's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, ending a six-month leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges". Tournament organisers announced the American's commitment to the Feb. 5-8 event and Johnson on Saturday told Golfweek magazine it was time for him "to grow up" and get back to competitive golf. "I try not to get too emotional, whether it's going really well or going really bad," Johnson, an eight-times winner on the PGA Tour, said...
Grace lands eagle, wins Qatar Masters
South Africa's Branden Grace produced a late surge to win the Qatar Masters by one shot from Scotland's Marc Warren at the Doha Golf Club on Saturday. Grace became the fourth South African to win the $2.5 million tournament, following Darren Fichardt (2003), Ernie Els (2005) and Retief Goosen (2007). After a close battle for most part of the day, Grace landed an eagle on the 16th hole to momentarily edge clear of the field but could only manage a par on the 17th, which Warren birdied to draw level...
Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
More than 100 million Americans are expected to watch this year's Super Bowl, but there are about 7 billion people in the rest of the world who may not be so captivated. The NFL has a loyal following in countries including Britain, Australia, Canada and Mexico but may be struggling to gain a foothold in the prized China market, where most people do not have the "foggiest idea" of the sport...
Grace claims second title of season at Qatar Masters
(Reuters) - South African Branden Grace became the first player to win multiple events in the 2015 Race to Dubai after he held his nerve to win the Qatar Masters in Doha on Saturday. Grace fired a bogey-free, six-under-par 66 to finish the tournament on 19-under, one shot clear of Scotland's Marc Warren (67) and two ahead of Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (68). Tied at 18-under-par as they approached the 18th tee, Grace held his nerve with a birdie while Warren could only salvage par after his wayward tee-shot failed to find the fairway...
Golf-European Tour Qatar Masters scores
Jan 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Qatar Masters at the par-72 course on Saturday in Doha 269 Branden Grace (South Africa) 67 68 68 66 270 Marc Warren (Britain) 71 65 67 67 271 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 69 66 68 68 272 Eddie Pepperell (Britain) 69 71 65 67 273 An Byeong-Hun (South Korea) 67 69 72 65 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 67 69 67 70 Gregory Bourdy (France) 70 68 70 65 274 Alejandro Canizares (Spain) 67 70 68 69 275 Alexander Noren (Sweden) 67 71 72 65 276 Oliver Fisher (Britain) 65 73 69 69 Benjamin Hebert (France) 72 68 69 67 277 George Coetzee (South Africa) 68 ...
Golf-Grace claims second title of season at Qatar Masters
South African Branden Grace became the first player to win multiple events in the 2015 Race to Dubai after he held his nerve to win the Qatar Masters in Doha on Saturday. Grace fired a bogey-free, six-under-par 66 to finish the tournament on 19-under, one shot clear of Scotland's Marc Warren (67) and two ahead of Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (68). Tied at 18-under-par as they approached the 18th tee, Grace held his nerve with a birdie while Warren could only salvage par after his wayward tee-shot failed to find the fairway...
Baseball's Ernie Banks, 'Mr Cub', dies at 83
Hall of Fame infielder Ernie Banks, who was affectionately dubbed "Mr Cub" by the Wrigley Field faithful, passed away Friday. Banks, the Cubs' first-ever black player, played shortstop and first base, and was a 14-time all-star who played for Chicago from 1953-1971. He was the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1958 and 1959 and he blasted 512 homers in 19 seasons of Major League Baseball before being elected to the Hall of Fame in 1977...
Red-hot Thompson sets record as Warriors rout Kings
Klay Thompson made history by setting a National Basketball Association record with 37 third quarter points as the Golden State Warriors hammered the Sacramento Kings 126-101. Thompson finished with 52 points after leaving at the 9:28 mark of the fourth quarter but not before he had set a league record for most points in a quarter. Thompson carried the Warriors on his back in the third in front of a crowd of 19,600 at the Oracle Arena as he single-handedly turned a Kings' lead into a Golden State blowout...
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dead at 83
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, the pioneering and famously affable slugger hailed by the team for which he played 19 seasons as "the greatest Cub in franchise history," has died at age 83, the club said in a statement on Friday. A shortstop and first baseman renowned as "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine," Banks joined the team as its first black player in 1953, six years after Jackie Robinson broke major league baseball's color barrier on the Brooklyn Dodgers, and remained with the Cubs until his retirement in 1971, hitting 512 career home runs and 1,636 runs batted in (RBI)...
Warriors' Thompson sets record with 37 in third quarter
(Reuters) - Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 37 third-quarter points as he led the Golden State Warriors to a 126-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday. Thompson finished with a career-high 52 during his record-setting night. The NBA's previous record for most points in a single quarter was 33, shared by George Gervin of San Antonio and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.
Sixers lose top scorer Wroten to knee injury
Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten, the NBA club's leading scorer, will be sidelined indefinitely because of a torn right knee ligament, the team announced. Wroten suffered the anterior cruciate ligament injury against New Orleans on January 16. "The best course of action for Tony's basketball career is to repair his ACL surgically," 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie said.
NFL-Seahawks defense gets boost as Sherman, Thomas recover
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks defense got a boost after Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas practiced ahead of their Super Bowl showdown against New England. Sherman (elbow) and Thomas (shoulder) suffered injuries in last Sunday's NFC Championship win over Green Bay but both appear ready to help Seattle pursue a second straight title. Hard-hitting safety Thomas took the practice field on Friday for the first time this week...
Kuchar leads Humana Challenge golf, Palmer on fire
Matt Kuchar fired an eight-under-par 64 to take the lead at the PGA Tour Humana Challenge on a day when fellow American Ryan Palmer flirted with a 59. Kuchar, who began on the back nine, rolled in four birdies on one five-hole stretch beginning at No. 12 and has a one-shot lead over Michael Putnam after the second round of the $5.7 million event. He is tied for seventh with three others after his spectacular round on the Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West in the California desert...
VC Sports