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Ilonen wins Volvo World Match Play title
London (AFP) - Mikko Ilonen of Finland pulled off the biggest win of his career at London Golf Club on Sunday, defeating top seed Henrik Stenson of Sweden 3 and 1 in the final of the Volvo World Match Play championship.
London's calling for World Match Play champion Ilonen
By Tony Jimenez ASH England (Reuters) - Finland's Mikko Ilonen called for the World Match Play Championship to remain in England after becoming the first Scandinavian winner of the tournament on Sunday. This is the last year of Volvo's sponsorship and there is a question mark hovering over the event that was held at nearby Wentworth from its inception in 1964 until 2007. ...
Golf-London's calling for World Match Play champion Ilonen
By Tony Jimenez ASH, England, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Finland's Mikko Ilonen called for the World Match Play Championship to remain in England after becoming the first Scandinavian winner of the tournament on Sunday. This is the last year of Volvo's sponsorship and there is a question mark hovering over the event that was held at nearby Wentworth from its inception in 1964 until 2007. ...
Ilonen outplays Stenson to lift Match Play title
By Tony Jimenez ASH England (Reuters) - Finn Mikko Ilonen landed the biggest title of his career by beating top seed Henrik Stenson 3 & 1 in an all-Nordic final at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday. Ilonen, winner of the Irish Open in June, took a grip on proceedings when world number five Stenson found the water guarding the green at the par-three eighth hole. ...
Golf-European Tour World Match Play Championship final 3-4 scores
Oct 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour World Match Play Championship Final 3-4 on Sunday in Ash Joost Luiten (Netherlands) beat George Coetzee (South Africa) at hole 19
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NFL's Ray Rice appeal hearing tentatively set for Nov. 5-6
(Reuters) - The hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension by the National Football League for domestic violence has tentatively been set for Nov. 5 and 6, sources close to the situation told Reuters on Tuesday. Rice was originally suspended for two games for knocking out his then-fiancee at a New Jersey casino in February. When video later emerged of the altercation, he was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL...
Durant upbeat despite starting season on sidelines
Oklahoma City (AFP) - Four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, last season's NBA Most Valuable Player, was upbeat Tuesday as he discussed starting the season on the sidelines.
NFL's Cowboys release gay athlete Michael Sam from practice squad
By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam, who hopes to become the first openly gay athlete to play in a regular-season National Football League game, was released on Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys. Sam, who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man practice squad and never made it to the 53-man roster. He thanked Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for the chance...
First openly gay NFL draftee Sam released by Dallas
Dallas (AFP) - Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by a National Football League team, was released Tuesday from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
New Jersey school officials to tackle hazing scandal, suspensions
By Sascha Brodsky (Reuters) - New Jersey school officials on Tuesday were set to address the suspension of five high school coaches in a locker room hazing scandal that has led to criminal sex abuse charges, according to local media. Seven football players at Sayreville War Memorial High School have been suspended and charged with sexually abusing four freshmen members of the team. The head coach and four coaching assistants were suspended as well last week, according to local media...
McIlroy taking time off for legal dispute
London (AFP) - World number one Rory McIlroy is taking time away from golf early next year to better deal with the multi-million dollar legal dispute he has with his former management company.
Steelers' quick points silence fans, help them beat Texans
(Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Steelers needed less than three minutes to score 24 unanswered points in the second-quarter to help them beat the Houston Texans 30-23 on Monday. A mixture of trick plays and improbable bounces jolted Pittsburgh from a 13-0 deficit to a 24-13 lead in a span of 2:54, which erased an ugly start for the home side, who had been initially booed by their own fans. "We fought through some adversity," Pittsburgh quarter Ben Roethlisberger told reporters after he threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns...
Steelers rally for win over Texans
Pittsburgh (AFP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers rallied in quick-fire fashion on Monday, scoring 24 points in less than three minutes en route to a 30-23 NFL victory over Houston.
Royals manager lets young player 'be themselves'
By Larry Fine (Reuters) - After nine seasons as a Major League Baseball manager Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost decided to put games in the hands of his young players, who repaid the trust by reaching the World Series. Yost said on the eve of Tuesday's World Series opener against the San Francisco Giants that he quit trying to fashion his players into an ideal about two seasons ago and encouraged them to be themselves...
National Basketball Association roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract, the team announced Monday. Kilpatrick, 24, was a first-team Associated Press All-American as a senior at the University of Cincinnati in 2013-14, averaging 20.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists. - - The Miami Heat signed guard Larry Drew II and he is expected to be added to the Heat's NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce...
McIlroy pulls out of China swing to focus on legal battle: media
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week's BMW Masters and the following WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai to focus on his legal battle with his former management company, British media reported, citing a statement from the Northern Irishman. McIlroy terminated his contract with Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management in Sept. 2013 to form his own management company and the protracted legal dispute is now set to go to trial...
Waiting game over for Cinderella Royals
By Larry Fine (Reuters) - The waiting game will soon be over for the Kansas City Royals, who last played for the World Series crown 29 years ago and who host the San Francisco Giants in Tuesday's opener of Major League Baseball's championship series. Besides waiting nearly three decades to return to postseason baseball, the Cinderella crew will have cooled their heels for five days since extending a record unbeaten playoffs streak to 8-0 by sweeping the American League Championship Series...
Giants lefty ace Bumgarner set for Royal test
Kansas City (AFP) - San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, baffling rival batters throughout a record-shattering season, tries to halt Kansas City's unbeaten playoff run in Tuesday's opening game of the 110th World Series.
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