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McIlroy roars out to a 2-shot lead in Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy switched back to his old putter for the Mexico Championship and it made a world of difference....

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Rory McIlroy delivers strong rejection to proposed new tour

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy became the first top player to publicly reject the idea of a proposed new tour, saying he...

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Column: Approaching 40, Adam Scott only looking forward

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Adam Scott knew exactly where he stood, at least at that very moment.He was on the 18th green at Riviera,...

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Mickey Wright leaves a legacy of big wins, beautiful swing

The swing was so fundamentally sound that it got the attention of anyone who knew and cared about golf, even those considered...

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List of sports events affected by new virus from China

ATHLETICSWorld indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9...

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Feb. 231935 — George "The Iceman" Woolf makes history, riding Azucar to victory in the inaugural Santa Anita Handicap. Azucar...

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Coverage of track coach's ban wins AP story of the year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Associated Press national writer Eddie Pells won two awards, including story of the year, in the...

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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. INTEL OFFICIALS:...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has put the labor ball in the players' hands.In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team...

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Kyle Stanley shoots 64 to take lead Puerto Rico Open lead

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Kyle Stanley shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour’s Puerto...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

NBAINDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — John Beilein didn't make it through one NBA season.Wildly successful at Michigan and other stops...

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After pairing with Woods, Ancer reaching a higher altitude

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Abraham Ancer knows all about altitude, and not just the thin air at Chapultepec Golf Club where he returns...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESPennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeSite: Las VegasSchedule: Friday, practice, 4:05 p.m....

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the...

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With steady play, Scottie Scheffler going places in a hurry

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Most satisfying to Scottie Scheffler in his rookie season on the PGA Tour is his steady, consistent play.It...

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List of sports events affected by the coronavirus outbreak

ATHLETICSWorld indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9...

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A look at this week's golf tournaments around the world

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURSWORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Mexico City.Course: Chapultepec GC....

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Monday's Sports In Brief

AUTO RACINGDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona 500 and third overall, beating Ryan Blaney...

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Morning Roundup: Baseball players angry at commissioner for 'piece of metal' comment

Players who have won a World Series -- and those who have come up short -- seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred's...

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Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories...

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Easy for Woods to find perspective even after finising last

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The red shirt. A late tee time on Sunday.All the ingredients were in place for Tiger Woods at Riviera except...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Morning roundup: Scott makes clutch putts to win Genesis Invitational

Adam Scott has another victory at Riviera, and this time it counts. Scott survived a calamitous Sunday with just enough clutch...

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Oklahoma scene: Sooners blast Northern Iowa to finish Hillenbrand Invitational

No. 2 Oklahoma (8-1) closed its weekend at the Hillenbrand Invitational in Tucson, Arizona on Sunday by defeating Northern...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

NBACHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on...

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Adam Scott wins at Riviera, and this time it counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott contemplated the safe shot to get him out of his mess on the 15th hole at Riviera, knowing it...

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Scott wins at Riviera, Park captures 20th LPGA Tour title

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott has another victory at Riviera, and this time it counts.Scott survived a calamitous Sunday with...

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Parel rallies to win Chubb Classic on Champions Tour

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Scott Parel overcame a three-shot deficit Sunday and closed with an 8-under 63 to win the Chubb Classic by...

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Inbee Park wins Australian Open, ending 2-year title drought

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park saw a seven shot lead shrink to two shots Sunday before winning...

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Morning Roundup: Noah Gragson wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona

Noah Gragson won his first career Xfinity Series race when Saturday's opener was stopped on the final lap by a crash well...

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Leaney leads at Chubb, Funk vying to be oldest winner

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Leaney leads after Saturday's second round at the Chubb Classic, and Fred Funk is two shots back as...

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McIlroy, Scott, Kuchar share lead at Riviera; Woods falters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Put together the best field of the year on a course players regard as one of the ultimate tests, and the...

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Inbee Park takes 3-stroke lead at Women's Australian Open

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park hasn't won an LPGA tournament in nearly two years, but her 19...

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Friday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo...

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Morning roundup: Dodgers' Bellinger rips Altuve, Astros for cheating

Cody Bellinger thinks Houston's Jose Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Astros swiped...

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Woods to skip first World Golf Championship of the year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods is among four players from the top 10 who are skipping the Mexico Championship next week, a...

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Kuchar leads by 2 at Riviera as Woods falls 9 shots behind

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar made a mess of the easiest hole at Riviera. He couldn't find the fairway and felt he was on the...

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2 European-Asian Tour golf events postponed due to virus

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Two men's golf tournaments co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours in Malaysia and China...

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7-time major champion Inbee Park tied for lead Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park moved into contention for her 20th LPGA Tour victory on Friday...

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Kuchar shoots 64 to lead Riviera; Tiger wastes strong start

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods began with an unknowing tribute to Kobe Bryant by making an eagle putt that optical cameras...

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Ewart Shadoff gets 1st round lead at Women's Australian Open

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Jodi Ewart Shadoff shot a 7-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead over defending champion Nelly Korda...

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Woods, Thomas spending time off course and in same pairing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas are separated by about 17 years on the calendar and 70 victories on the PGA...

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PGA Tour to postpone start of China tour due to coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — The PGA Tour is postponing two qualifying tournaments and the start to its PGA Tour Series-China circuit because...

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Toby Keith receives Golf Digest's Arnie Award, announces 2020 dates for 'Country Comes To Town Tour'

In addition, music icon Willie Nelson has covered the Norman resident's song "Don't Let The Old Man In," featured in Clint...

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Column: Tiger's pursuit resumes for No. 83 at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no better place for Tiger Woods to set the PGA Tour record for most career victories than at...

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Woods unsure whether to repeat as Presidents Cup captain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernie Els has made it clear he will not be returning as International captain for the Presidents Cup next...

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A look at the week ahead in golf around the world

PGA TOURGENESIS INVITATIONALSite: Los Angeles.Course: Riviera CC. Yards: 7,322. Par: 71.Purse: $9.3 million. Winner's share:...

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OSU women's golf: Cowgirls lead Lady Puerto Rico Classic

The Oklahoma State women's golf team holds the lead after Sunday's first round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande,...

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Morning roundup: Nick Taylor captures Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson. The Canadian managed both just fine Sunday and won...

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LPGA Tour cancels 2 more Asia tournaments due to coronavirus

The LPGA Tour has canceled two more tournaments in Asia because of the coronavirus, knocking out three of the five tournaments...

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Taylor handles the wind, Mickelson to win at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor knew the odds were not in his favor Sunday at Pebble Beach.Already nervous about facing...

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Nick Taylor wins at Pebble Beach, Mickelson finishes 3rd

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson. The Canadian managed...

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Hee Young Park wins women's Victoria Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Korea's Hee Young Park, who came close to quitting golf last year, made par on the fourth hole of a...

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OU softball: Sooners nabs two wins in Mexico

Oklahoma defeated George Washington University, 5-2, in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday in the Puerto Vallarta...

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Taylor takes 1-shot lead over Mickelson at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For his final act on a day filled with short-game magic, Phil Mickelson hit a full-swing flop shot...

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Women's Asia-Pacific Amateur postponed due to new virus

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Women's Asia-Pacific Amateur has been postponed next week in Thailand because of the new virus...

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Sagstsrom falls 1 stroke behind at LPGA's Vic Open

BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — Ayean Cho shot a 2-under 70 on a difficult day for scoring to take a one-stroke lead over...

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Jason Day climbs within 2 of the lead at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jason Day received a warm reminder Friday at Pebble Beach how good it feels to hit shots the way he...

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Once is enough: Els says he's done as Presidents Cup captain

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Ernie Els brought big changes to the International team in the Presidents Cup, and then he added...

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Sagstrom has 1-stroke lead after 2 rounds at LPGA's Vic Open

BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — First-round leader Madelene Sagstrom held a one-stroke lead over American rival Ally McDonald...

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Nick Taylor takes lead on glorious day at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor opened with an eagle, closed with two birdies and made a gorgeous day feel even better...

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English veteran Laura Davies 2 behind at LPGA's Vic Open

BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — English veteran Laura Davies played her first competitive round in six months due to her...

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Mickelson looking for momentum after year getting 'crushed'

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Optimism is never in short supply for Phil Mickelson, and it was especially high when he left the...

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Mickelson says he won't accept US Open exemption

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is still not exempt for the U.S. Open and says he won't accept a special...

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Cantlay has come a long way at Pebble Beach in 3 years

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay had a different set of expectations when he played the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am...

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A PGA Tour pro and his pranks wait on payback from Mickelson

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Keith Mitchell needs to be sharp this week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and it has nothing to...

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Golf rulers says increased distance must be slowed

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Golfers at all levels keep hitting the ball farther, and the game's governing bodies plan to do...

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A glance at the week ahead in golf

PGA TOURAT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AMSite: Pebble Beach, Calif.Courses: Pebble Beach GL (Yards: 6,816. Par: 72); Spyglass Hill GC...

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Asking and listening goes a long way for Patrick Cantlay

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay would rather ask questions than answer them.He has plenty to say, and there is no...

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Simpson rallies to beat Finau in Phoenix Open playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Webb Simpson was in big trouble when he drove into the right-side water on the par-5 15th.“I didn't...

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Simpson gets playoff win in Phoenix, McDowell wins in Saudi

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Webb Simpson birdied the last three holes he played Sunday to go from a two-shot deficit with two...

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PGA Tour remembers Kobe Bryant with 16th-hole pin position

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The PGA Tour joined players with a 16th-hole tribute to Kobe Bryant on Sunday at the Waste Management...

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Graeme McDowell holds off Dustin Johnson to win Saudi event

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Graeme McDowell shot a steady even-par 70 to win the Saudi International by...

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Coordinated effort needed to keep Phoenix Open zero waste

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As darkness descends upon TPC Scottsdale, the cacophony of cheers and catcalls from the loudest fans...

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Tony Finau shoots 9-under 62 to take Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE. Ariz. (AP) — Tony Finau and Webb Simpson crashed golf's biggest party with some back-nine fireworks.Finau shot a...

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Quigley wins in Morocco in 2nd PGA Tour Champions start

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Brett Quigley won the Morocco Champions in his second PGA Tour Champions start, saving par on the...

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McDowell takes 3rd round lead at Saudi International

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Six years after combining brilliantly for Europe in the Ryder Cup, Graeme...

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J.B. Holmes shoots 65 to take 1-shot lead in Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.B. Holmes roared through the fan-packed closing stretch at TPC Scottsdale on his opening nine...

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Stephen Ames shoots 69 for 3-shot lead in Morocco Champions

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Stephen Ames shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA...

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Perez leads in Saudi Arabia, chased by college roommate

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Victor Perez birdied four of his last six holes to shoot a second straight...

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Wyndham Clark shoots 10-under 61 to lead Phoenix Open by 2

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Wyndham Clark beat darkness — and everyone else Thursday at TPC Scottsdale.Playing in the...

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LPGA cancels China event, citing viral outbreak concerns

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA says it has canceled the Blue Bay LPGA event scheduled for the first week of March on...

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Stephen Ames takes PGA Tour Champions lead in Morocco

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Stephen Ames shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a four-stroke lead over a Hall of Fame quartet in...

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McDowell, Green card 64 to share lead at Saudi International

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Graeme McDowell and Gavin Green shared the lead at the Saudi International on...

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Rahm, Thomas biggest stars at Mickelson-less Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Long the face of the Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson is skipping the PGA Tour's biggest party to play in...

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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

NBAPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wearing No. 24 in honor of Kobe Bryant, Joel Embiid scored 24 points in his first game in three weeks,...

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ESPN+ to get streaming deal as PGA Tour wraps up TV talks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The PGA Tour is closing in on its next television rights deal, likely to be announced after the West Coast...

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Column: A new tour without Tiger is no tour at all

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jay Monahan was at Torrey Pines for the annual players meeting, most of it pertaining to the potential of a...

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A look at the week ahead in golf

PGA TOURWASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPENSite: Scottsdale, Ariz.Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71.Purse: $7.3...

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Morning roundup: Leishman rallies to win Farmers Insurance Open

Marc Leishman couldn't miss whether it was for birdie for par, racing from four shots behind with a 7-under 65 and winning the...

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Sagstrom wins Gainbridge LPGA for 1st LPGA Tour title

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Madelene Sagstrom won the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title,...

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Leishman rallies to win Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marc Leishman realized he had at two-shot lead as he stood over a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole at...

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Woods stunned to learn of Kobe Bryant's death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods has heard just about everything from playing before the biggest crowds in golf, and he tends to...

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Leishman wins at Torrey Pines; Sagstrom takes 1st LPGA title

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marc Leishman couldn't miss whether it was for birdie for par, racing from four shots behind with a 7-under 65...

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Herbert wins 1st European Tour title on Australia Day

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lucas Herbert marked Australia Day in his native country by capturing his first professional...

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Rahm takes the lead at Torrey Pines with McIlroy lurking

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Rahm is playing some of his best golf with two victories and a runner-up in his last four tournaments. He...

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Sagstrom shoots 67 to open 2-stroke lead in Gainbridge LPGA

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Madelene Sagstrom shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio to take a two-stroke...

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Wu takes lead in Dubai Desert Classic as Pepperell fades

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Wu Ashun has taken a one-shot lead at the Dubai Desert Classic after the third round as he...

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Morning roundup: Giants' Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic church case The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing...

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Palmer with 62 takes 2-shot lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Palmer wasn't aware of any score but his own Friday at Torrey Pines, and he knew it was good enough to at...