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    by Published on 09-01-2013 08:28 PM  Number of Views: 458 



    Gregory Bourdy birdied his last three holes Sunday to end a four-year winless drought with a two-shot victory at the Wales Open.

    The Frenchman started Sunday three shots behind Peter Uihlein of the United States but had a good start with an eagle at the par-5 second hole. He finished even stronger with birdies at 16 and 17 before holing a 15-foot putt at the last for a 67 and an 8-under total of 276.

    Uihlein birdied 15 and 17 but needed another one at the 18th to force a playoff. However, he three-putted for bogey to settle for a 72 and Bourdy got his first victory since the 2009 Hong Kong Open title, and fourth European Tour victory overall.

    "It was an amazing round and I made an amazing finish with those three birdies in a row, so I am very happy," Bourdy said. "I will remember the finish on this great course for a long time. A lot of great moments have been here."

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    by Published on 09-01-2013 08:25 PM  Number of Views: 537 



    Rocco Mediate ran away with the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday for his second victory in 17 starts in his first Champions Tour season.

    The 50-year-old Mediate, the Allianz Championship winner in February in his first Champions Tour start, closed with a 7-under 64 at tree-lined Canyon Meadows for a seven-stroke victory."Calgary's awesome," Mediate said. The crowd is fantastic. Monster crowds this weekend and they obviously like us being here, so we're obviously coming back for a while. I will no matter what. They showed their support big time for all of us."

    Mediate opened with a 63 and had a 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. The six-time PGA Tour winner finished at 22-under 191, playing the back nine in 18 under, to tie the tour record for lowest total score in a 54-hole event.

    "I liked it when I saw it," Mediate said about Canyon Meadows. "It's just that you've got to drive real straight. I like that feeling, not that I drove straight all the time, but most of the time I did. You can't do anything if you don't drive straight."

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    by Published on 09-01-2013 08:21 PM  Number of Views: 493 



    Suzann Pettersen won the Safeway Classic for the second time in three years Sunday, taking advantage of playing partner Yani Tseng's final-round collapse at Columbia Edgewater.

    Three strokes behind leader Tseng entering the round, the third-ranked Pettersen closed with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over second-ranked Stacy Lewis.

    Pettersen finished at 20-under 268 for her 12th LPGA Tour victory. The 32-year-old Norwegian also won the LPGA Lotte in Hawaii in April and won a Ladies European Tour event in March in China. She won the 2011 tournament at Pumpkin Ridge.

    "I felt like this was a good bounce back from last week when I kind of screwed it up on the last day," said Pettersen, who finished eight strokes behind winner Lydia Ko in the Canadian Women's Open after beginning the final round a shot back.

    "I tried to give myself chances. Once I got going I felt like I made a lot of clutch putts. I guess that's what made me win today. The putter was a good friend of mine."

    Tseng followed her third-round 63 with a 78 to tie for ninth at 12 under. The Taiwanese star, a 15-time winner on the tour who had a 109-week run at No. 1 in the world ranking, is winless in 37 events since the Kia Classic in March 2012.

    Lewis, a three-time winner this year, shot a 68.

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    by Published on 09-01-2013 08:18 PM  Number of Views: 401 



    Trevor Immelman rallied to win the Hotel Fitness Championship on Sunday at Sycamore Hills to lock up a PGA Tour card in the Web.com Tour Finals opener.

    Immelman, the South African who won the 2008 Masters, made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over Patrick Cantlay.

    "There's no doubt this is huge for me," Immelman said. "It's been a long, frustrating road for me. It was so disappointing to lose my card. I'm not going to lie, I've struggled since 2008. I've been wondering if I'd be able to get back to playing the way I know I can play."

    Cantlay, three strokes ahead entering the round, had a chance to force a playoff, but missed an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th. He finished with a 72.

    "I didn't hit it very well today. I missed a lot of greens and I didn't make any putts," said Cantlay, the Colombia Championship winner who is fighting back problems. "I'm not going to blame my play on my back because I played well all week despite it. Putting doesn't have anything to do with my back."

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    by Published on 09-01-2013 05:48 PM  Number of Views: 481 



    The New England Patriots released Tim Tebow on Saturday, a move that leaves the polarizing quarterback's future in doubt.

    The Pats' decision to cut ties with Tebow before Saturday's 6 p.m. ET 53-man roster deadline was first reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Tebow, who signed with the Patriots in June, struggled to find consistency throughout the preseason, completing 11 of 30 passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in three games. He also ran 16 times for 91 yards

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    by Published on 09-01-2013 02:01 PM  Number of Views: 497 



    Kevin Harvick kept waiting for Kyle Busch to get physical on the final lap.

    That moment never came.

    "I was prepared to get hit," Harvick said. "It's the last lap, and that's what you're supposed to do. Kyle Busch isn't my favorite person, but I enjoy racing him."

    Harvick raced to his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the year and 40th overall, holding off Busch at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Harvick pulled ahead of Busch on the 60th lap and led 132 of the 195 laps. Busch had won six of the previous Nationwide events this year in which he also won the pole.

    Sam Hornish Jr. was third, followed by Kasey Kahne, rookie Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Trevor Bayne, Austin Dillon, Regan Smith and Brian Scott.

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    by Published on 09-01-2013 01:57 PM  Number of Views: 474 



    Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf won the Grand Prix of Baltimore on Saturday to wrap up their second straight American Le Mans Series season title with three races left.

    Luhr took the lead with 13 minutes left and held on for the duo's fifth consecutive P1 victory in the No. 6 Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03c prototype.

    It was the shortest race in ALMS history -- 1 hour, 14 minutes of running time -- because of a lengthy red flag following a multicar incident at the start of the event on downtown street circuit.

    Luhr beat Guy Smith to the checkered flag by 3.867 seconds. Smith led briefly in the No. 16 Lola B12/60 started by Chris Dyson, before Luhr regained the top spot in the hairpin on the 31st lap.

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    by Published on 09-01-2013 01:48 PM  Number of Views: 504 



    Jorge Lorenzo of Spain won the British MotoGP at Silverstone Sunday despite being overtaken by championship leader and countryman Marc Marquez during the final lap.

    Honda rider Marquez, who started the race in pole position, dislocated his left shoulder in the warm-up and was overtaken early in the race by Lorenzo.

    The 20-year-old regained the lead in the last lap but Yamaha rider Lorenzo said "he opened up a little space and I said 'now or never.' "

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    by Published on 09-01-2013 09:14 AM  Number of Views: 430 



    William Campbell, a former U.S. Amateur champion who played on eight Walker Cup teams and later served two years as president of the U.S. Golf Association, has died. He was 90.

    The USGA said Campbell died Friday at his home in Lewisburg, W.Va.

    Campbell was USGA president from 1982-83 and served on its executive committee for 10 years. In 1987 he became only the third American to be elected captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, and the only man to have led both of golf's governing bodies.

    Campbell served in the Army during World War II, graduated Princeton in 1947 and remained an amateur golfer his entire career. He competed in the U.S. Amateur for 33 straight years, winning in 1964. He also won the U.S. Senior Amateur twice and the North & South Amateur four times.

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    by Published on 08-30-2013 08:12 PM  Number of Views: 603 



    NBA veteran Lamar Odom was arrested early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to police.

    Odom was taken into custody at 3:54 a.m. local time after a California Highway Patrol officer saw his white Mercedes-Benz traveling erratically on a San Fernando Valley Freeway. The CHP report said Odom's car was observed traveling in a "serpentine manner" before he pulled off the freeway.

    The police report stated that Odom continued to drive when authorities tried to pull him over before he eventually stopped. Odom showed "objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated," the CHP report said. At the Van Nuys jail, Odom refused all chemical tests and was booked for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at 5:01 a.m., CHP officials said.

    He was jailed on $15,000 bail and released Friday morning.

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    by Published on 08-29-2013 02:30 PM  Number of Views: 499 





    Mike Budenholzer was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol overnight and charged with driving under the influence.

    A trooper stopped Budenholzer about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on 10th Street at Crescent Avenue in Midtown because the Audi A8 he was driving didn’t have the tail lights on, according to the State Patrol incident report.

    “As I spoke with him, I noticed that he had bloodshot and watery eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath,” Trooper Johnathon Nelms wrote in his report. "I asked Mr. Budenholzer how much alcohol he had and he advised that he had one glass of wine to drink prior to driving."

    After giving Budenholzer a field sobriety test, Nelms placed the coach under arrest.

    “I requested a breath test and Mr. Budenholzer refused the breath test by giving a verbal ‘No’,” Nelms said.

    Budenholzer was released on bond of $1,524 at 3:24 a.m. Thursday.

    Budenholzer became the Atlanta Hawks' head coach this offseason after serving 19 years as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.

    “Bud made us aware of the situation last night," Danny Ferry said in a statement. "We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”

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    by Published on 08-26-2013 05:07 PM  Number of Views: 633 



    The NFL on Monday suspended Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton for three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Felton, who reached the Pro Bowl last season after helping Adrian Peterson run for 2,097 yards, is eligible to return before the Vikings play in London on Sept. 29 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    A source close to Felton told ESPN.com that the fullback's suspension stems from his arrest for drunken driving in June 2012, shortly after he had signed with the Vikings. Felton quickly apologized for his mistake after his arrest; the charge was later reduced to reckless driving.

    The source said Felton had an appeal hearing three weeks ago.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 06:30 PM  Number of Views: 567 



    Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck was arrested on a felony robbery charge after a cab driver accused him of taking money during an argument in Nashville, Tenn., early Sunday.

    The cab driver, who called 911 at 3:50 a.m. ET, was waiting outside a bar for a paid fare when Bulluck, 36, approached him, according to a statement released by the Nashville Police Department. The driver said there was an altercation and Bulluck took a $100 bill and fled, according to police.

    When officers arrived, the cab driver led them to Bulluck in a parking lot nearby and identified the former NFL player as the suspect, the police report said.

    Bulluck, a 2003 Pro Bowler, was arrested, booked into jail and released on $10,000 bond a couple of hours later.

    "I was out with friends last night in Nashville and was taking a cab home," Bulluck said in a statement. "There was a misunderstanding between me and the cab driver about getting my money back for a service not rendered. At 2 a.m., things could easily get lost in translation, but regardless of who was right or wrong, I regret putting myself in that situation."

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 05:15 PM  Number of Views: 535 



    Rookie Marc Marquez edged his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa to win the Czech MotoGP on Sunday for his fourth straight victory to stretch his lead in the overall standings.

    The 20-year-old Spaniard covered 22 laps of the 3.358-mile Brno circuit in 42 minutes, 50.729 seconds to become the youngest rider to claim four consecutive races.

    In his maiden MotoGP season, Marquez leads the standings with 213 points, followed by Pedrosa with 187. Jorge Lorenzo is third with 169 with seven races to go.

    Pedrosa, who won in Brno last year, was 0.313 seconds behind while Lorenzo finished third on a Yamaha, 2.277 behind Marquez.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 05:10 PM  Number of Views: 539 



    Will Power won at Sonoma Raceway for the third time in four years Sunday, earning his first victory of the IndyCar season when he took advantage of a late penalty to Scott Dixon for injuring three members of Power's pit crew.

    Dixon led until he received a drive-through penalty with 15 laps to go for clipping a tire in the left hand of Power's tire holder while Dixon drove out of his pit directly behind Power's spot.

    The tire holder went flying into another crew member, and a third member was injured by an air gun.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 05:06 PM  Number of Views: 528 


    Sebastian Vettel started Sunday from second on the Belgian Grand Prix grid before overtaking Lewis Hamilton on the first lap.

    Sebastian Vettel overtook Lewis Hamilton on the first lap and comfortably held on to win the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and extend his overall championship lead.

    It was Vettel's fifth win of the season, the second from three GPs, and 31st of his outstanding career.

    Fernando Alonso drove brilliantly from ninth on the grid to take second place ahead of Hamilton and move back into second overall in the title race.

    Speculation heading into Spa was of Hamilton emerging as the biggest threat to Vettel's bid for a fourth straight title, but within one minute Vettel dismissed that talk with a slick passing move inside Hamilton's left. The German was never troubled after that.

    "When the car works well you don't want the race to stop," Vettel said. "I was very comfortable at the end and the car was just a pleasure to drive."

    Vettel started from second on the grid after Hamilton secured his fourth straight pole position.

    Vettel, who finished 16.8 seconds ahead of Alonso and nearly 30 ahead of Hamilton, pumped his right fist and then wagged his finger aloft -- reminding everyone who really is No. 1 and admonishing those who had doubted him.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 05:02 PM  Number of Views: 576 



    Tommy Fleetwood of England birdied the first playoff hole Sunday at the Johnnie Walker Championship to earn his first European Tour victory.

    Fleetwood also birdied the 18th to finish his round with a 70 and set up a three-way playoff with Scotland's Stephen Gallacher (67) and Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez (70) after all three finished at 18-under 270 on the PGA Centenary course.

    Playing the par-5 18th again, Fleetwood narrowly missed an eagle putt from the fringe and then rolled in a three-footer for the win. Gallacher and Gonzalez both made par.

    Gallacher overcame a triple-bogey 7 on the 11th hole with a round that included five birdies and two eagles -- including one on the 18th to make the playoff.

    "It's just unbelievable as it's been a lifetime goal to win on the European Tour," Fleetwood said. "I'm sure there will be bigger and better goals in my career but this feels absolutely amazing right now."

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 04:55 PM  Number of Views: 552 



    Teen star Lydia Ko ran away with the Canadian Women's Open -- again.

    The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur successfully defend her title Sunday, closing with a 6-under 64 on Sunday at Royal Mayfair for a five-stroke victory and her fourth win in professional events.

    Last year at Vancouver Golf Club in British Columbia, the South Korean-born Ko became the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history at 15 years, 4 months, 2 days. She also was the fifth amateur winner in tour history and the first since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine's Invitational.

    Ko's other victories in professional events came last year in the Australian tour's New South Wales Open and this year in the Ladies European Tour's New Zealand Women's Open.

    Ko had a 15-under 265 total after opening with rounds of 65, 69 and 67. She's projected to jump from 19th to seventh in the world ranking.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 04:53 PM  Number of Views: 524 


    Adam Scott played a bogey-free final round Sunday to win the Barclays and take the FedEx Cup playoffs opener.

    Masters champion Adam Scott won the Barclays on Sunday after everyone around him did their best to lose it.

    Scott played bogey-free at Liberty National, making only two birdies on the back nine for a 5-under 66 that put him in the mix of a crowded leaderboard at the top. Turns out he was the only one who stayed there.

    "I can't believe it, to be honest," Scott said after winning the FedEx Cup playoffs opener. "I just played a good round today and I came in and really didn't think it had a chance. But obviously, things went my way a lot out there."

    Justin Rose had a 25-foot birdie putt for the lead, ran it 5 feet by the cup and three-putted for a bogey for a 68. Kevin Chappell had a two-shot lead through 10 holes, only to play the next seven holes in 7-over par to close with a 76.

    Tiger Woods suffered a back spasm on the par-5 13th hole and hooked a fairway metal so far left that it landed in a swamp on the other side of the 15th fairway, leading to bogey. He dropped another shot on the 15th, and then gamely birdied the 16th and 17th holes to pull within one shot of Scott. Woods' putt from the back of the 18th green was one turn short of falling to force a playoff.

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    by Published on 08-25-2013 12:46 AM  Number of Views: 580 



    Simona Halep doesn't speak perfect English, but she knew what words to use when describing her game at the New Haven Open.

    "I played very beautiful tennis today," Halep said. "I was enjoying every moment."

    The 21-year-old Romanian dominated defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-2 Saturday to win the final WTA tuneup for next week's U.S. Open.

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