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Teen Henderson defends LPGA breakthrough title

Brooke Henderson of Canada during the final round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic on August 16, 2015

Second-ranked Brooke Henderson defends her first LPGA title this week at the Portland Classic, her breakthrough victory last year helping the Canadian teen return as a major champion. The 18-year-old qualified for the event on Monday then rolled to an eight-stroke victory, the largest LPGA victory margin since 2012, to become the tour's third-youngest winner […]

EBay’s StubHub to resell Yankees tickets from July

MLB: Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees

(Reuters) – EBay Inc's StubHub said on Monday that it had won a 6.5 year revenue-sharing deal to resell tickets for the New York Yankees, ending a feud between the baseball franchise and the ticket broker. StubHub will replace Live Nation Entertainment Inc's Ticketmaster, which currently runs the ticket-resale business for the baseball team, starting […]

Sizzling Ko joins Pressel in tie for lead in Arkansas

(Reuters) – World number one Lydia Ko finished birdie-eagle for a tournament-record tying nine-under-par 62 to charge into a share of the second-round lead with Morgan Pressel at the Arkansas Championship on Saturday. Former major winner Pressel held the clubhouse lead after a bogey-free 63 for a 14-under total of 128 in the 54-hole event […]

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National scores

June 24 (Gracenote) – Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National at the par-71 course on Thursday in Bethesda, Maryland -7 Jon Rahm (Spain) 64 -6 Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela) 65 -5 Jamie Lovemark (U.S.) 66 Kyle Reifers (U.S.) 66 Camilo Villegas (Colombia) 66 Bill Haas (U.S.) 66 Ernie Els (South Africa) 66 Harold […]

North Carolina inmate convicted in kidnapping of prosecutor’s father

Kelvin Melton, 51, was found guilty on four kidnapping charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in a statement. Prosecutors said Melton arranged the kidnapping through a mobile phone from his cell at the Polk Correctional Institution in the town of Butner. Melton was serving a life sentence without […]

Dustin Johnson wins US Open Golf Championship

Dustin Johnson of the US poses with the winner's trophy after winning the US Open, at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, on June 19, 2016

Dustin Johnson ended years of misery at the majors with a come-from-behind win in the US Open at Oakmont, but he was given a huge fright late on over a potential rules violation. The victory was sweet for a player who bore the scar tissue of multiple near misses at the majors, most notably at […]

Golf-Thompson shrugs off bad back to lead Meijer LPGA Classic

Lexi Thompson overcame an ailing back to fire a four-under-par 67 and take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic on Friday. “I’m not really one to complain about pain because I just fight through it, but yeah, it’s hurting,” Thompson told reporters. “I didn’t really want to pay attention […]

China’s Dalian Wanda announces marketing, licensing deal with basketball’s governing body

A sign of Dalian Wanda Group in China glows during an event announcing strategic partnership between Wanda Group and FIFA in Beijing

China's Dalian Wanda has agreed to a marketing and licensing deal with basketball's international governing body FIBA, the company said on Thursday. According to a partnership deal running to 2033, Wanda will be FIBA's worldwide exclusive partner for sale and marketing of worldwide sponsorship and licensing rights for FIBA events, including four basketball World Cups […]

Henderson focused on gold but has eye on Zika

LPGA: KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Final Round

Golf's newest major winner Brooke Henderson is looking forward to representing Canada at the Rio Olympics but admitted on Monday to concern about the Zika virus threat hanging over the Summer Games. After beating world number one Lydia Ko in a playoff at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday, Henderson has put herself among […]

Ko leads Women’s PGA in quest for third straight major

LPGA: KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Third Round

(Reuters) – Lydia Ko put herself in strong position to win her third straight major championship when she earned a one-stroke lead after the third round at KMPG Women’s PGA Championship in Sammamish, Washington on Saturday. Tom Morris Jr. was 19 when he won his third British Open in 1870. Ko, despite a bogey at […]

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