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Rose to compete at Indonesian Masters tournament
Rose to compete at Indonesian Masters tournament

The Indonesian Masters is held at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club from Dec. 14 to 17 and will decide the Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, who receives direct entry into the British Open and World Golf Championships next year. Briton Rose won back-to-back titles in Turkey and China before last week's DP World Tour Championship, where he looked set to become the Race to Dubai champion before capitulating on the final day to hand Tommy Fleetwood the title.

Golf Love: Brooks Koepka
Golf Love: Brooks Koepka

U.S. Open Champion Brooks Koepka talks to us about his love of golf and the spells that every player goes through where the game tests your patience

Haye pulls out of Bellew fight after
Haye pulls out of Bellew fight after 'freak accident'

Britain's former heavyweight world champion David Haye has pulled out of next month's scheduled showdown with WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew after suffering a "freak accident". Bellew stopped compatriot Haye in the 11th round when they met in March and the sold-out re-match

Injured Haye pulls out of heavyweight rematch with Bellew

David Haye has pulled out of his all-British heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew because of injury. Haye said he tore a bicep muscle in a ''freak accident'' during a conditioning session. Haye said the fight, which was scheduled for Dec. 17, will now take place on March 24 or May 5

Cricket-Broad fine after being struck by stray golf ball on day off

England pace bowler Stuart Broad saw the funny side of things after being struck by a stray golf ball during a day off at the Brisbane Golf Club on Monday as his team eased fears that it would affect his Ashes preparation. If you look really hard you can see it," Broad wrote in the caption, before an England spokesman confirmed that the pacer was not seriously hurt ahead of his sixth Ashes series.

IOC board member Wu resigns as president of boxing body AIBA

IOC executive board member C. K. Wu resigned on Monday as president of Olympic boxing's governing body AIBA while under investigation for unethical conduct. The International Boxing Association said that Wu ''decided to step down'' and they agreed to end all legal disputes and disciplinary

Suspended AIBA president Wu to step down from post
Suspended AIBA president Wu to step down from post

(Reuters) - The International Boxing Association's (AIBA) suspended president Wu Ching-kuo announced on Monday that he would step down from his post to "resolve the management issues" within the Olympic sport's governing body. Wu, who will be replaced by interim chief Franco Falcinelli

Golf-FedEx Cup rankings

Nov 20 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Patton Kizzire (U.S.) 659 2. (2) Pat Perez (U.S.) 646 3. (88) Austin Cook (U.S.) 563 4. (3) Brendan Steele (U.S.) 556 5. (4) Patrick Cantlay (U.S.) 555 6. (5) Justin Rose (Britain) 550 7. (6) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 548 8. (8) Chesson Hadley (U.S.) 458 9. (

Golf: Spieth
Golf: Spieth's Sydney love affair comes with a cash bonus

World number two Jordan Spieth will be well rewarded for his trip Down Under this week regardless of whether he successfully defends his title at the Australian Open, a tournament he has developed a love affair with over the last four years. The American's appearance fee for playing for the Stonehaven Cup at The Australian course in Sydney from Thursday will be in the vicinity of $1 million, according to several golf insiders contacted by Reuters. "From my perspective, Jordan is the biggest man in world golf," Pitt said in a telephone interview, citing Spieth's three major titles by the age of 24.

Golf: Spieth
Golf: Spieth's Sydney love affair comes with a cash bonus

World number two Jordan Spieth will be well rewarded for his trip Down Under this week regardless of whether he successfully defends his title at the Australian Open, a tournament he has developed a love affair with over the last four years. The American's appearance fee for playing for the Stonehaven Cup at The Australian course in Sydney from Thursday will be in the vicinity of $1 million, according to several golf insiders contacted by Reuters. "From my perspective, Jordan is the biggest man in world golf," Pitt said in a telephone interview, citing Spieth's three major titles by the age of 24.

Golf-Spieth's Sydney love affair comes with a cash bonus

World number two Jordan Spieth will be well rewarded for his trip Down Under this week regardless of whether he successfully defends his title at the Australian Open, a tournament he has developed a love affair with over the last four years. The American's appearance fee for playing for the Stonehaven Cup at The Australian course in Sydney from Thursday will be in the vicinity of $1 million, according to several golf insiders contacted by Reuters. "From my perspective, Jordan is the biggest man in world golf," Pitt said in a telephone interview, citing Spieth's three major titles by the age of 24.

Brady Schnell wins after three-man playoff at VISA Open de Argentina
Brady Schnell wins after three-man playoff at VISA Open de Argentina

In the final round of the 112th VISA Open de Argentina presentado por Macro, American Brady Schnell came out on top over Matt Ryan and Andreas Halvorsen to secure his first PGA TOUR - Latinoamérica title.

Austin Cook wins at Sea Island to earn trip to Masters
Austin Cook wins at Sea Island to earn trip to Masters

Austin Cook was chased by proven PGA Tour winners all day at Sea Island, but he held strong to win by four strokes.

Try these accessible tech teaching tools on your next dream golf vacation
Try these accessible tech teaching tools on your next dream golf vacation

The closest most of us will probably get to the famed island green at the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is the EA Sports PGA Tour game from 2015, but if you've got the money for a dream golf vacation at the posh resort, you'll find an array of state-of-the-art technology in the PGA Tour's Performance Center that will help improve your game. "We use the technology - Trackman, Foresight's GC Quad system, V1 Pro computer software, high-speed video, hitting vests, balance plates, etc. - to assess where they are with the game and how their body functions during a swing, and to quantify how to improve their game," Todd Anderson, PGA instructor, told Forbes.

Golf: Koepka romps home by nine shots in Phoenix Dunlop defense
Golf: Koepka romps home by nine shots in Phoenix Dunlop defense

U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka stormed to victory at the Japan Tour's Dunlop Phoenix Tournament on Sunday, finishing with an eagle flourish to retain the title by nine shots after a final round four-under-par 67. Koepka finished on 20-under 264 for the $1.8 million tournament at Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki with compatriot Xander Schauffele (71), Thai Prayad Marksaeng (67) and South Korean Lee Sang-hee (72) well beaten in a share of second. Hideki Matsuyama looked like he might be launching a Sunday charge when he fired a hole-in-one at the par-three third hole but a double-bogey just after the turn effectively ended his chances of a second Dunlop Phoenix title after his 2014 win.

Golf-Koepka romps home by nine shots in Phoenix Dunlop defense

U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka stormed to victory at the Japan Tour's Dunlop Phoenix Tournament on Sunday, finishing with an eagle flourish to retain the title by nine shots after a final round 4-under-par 67. Koepka finished on 20-under 264 for the $1.8 million tournament at Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki with compatriot Xander Schauffele (71), Thai Prayad Marksaeng (67) and South Korean Lee Sang-hee (72) well beaten in a share of second. Hideki Matsuyama looked like he might be launching a Sunday charge when he fired a hole-in-one at the par-3 third hole but a double bogey just after the turn effectively ended his chances of a second Dunlop Phoenix title after his 2014 win.

Cook increases lead at RSM Classic
Cook increases lead at RSM Classic

Austin Cook will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the RSM Classic after firing a four-under-par 66 at Sea Island, Georgia, on Saturday. The 26-year-old PGA Tour rookie, who produced a scintillating 62 on Friday, enjoyed another solid outing on the par-70 Seaside course to move to 18 under

Rose and Fleetwood heat up in final showdown
Rose and Fleetwood heat up in final showdown

Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood accelerated into the final lap of the race to end the season as Europe's number one by shooting 65s in the third round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Rose, who is aiming to win a third title in as many starts after success in WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open, preserved his slight edge over his rival with a bogey-free seven-under round that put him atop the leaderboard on 201. Fleetwood, the Race to Dubai leader, matched Rose's effort in brilliant fashion.

Austin Cook shoots 62 and takes lead at Sea Island
Austin Cook shoots 62 and takes lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook sank a 6-foot birdie putt on his final hole for an 8-under 62 and a one-shot lead going into the weekend at RSM Classic.

Chris Kirk rolls in a 16-footer at The RSM Classic
Chris Kirk rolls in a 16-footer at The RSM Classic

In the second round of The RSM Classic 2017, Chris Kirk makes his birdie putt from 16 feet on the par-4 11th hole.

Defending champ Fitzpatrick leads by one stroke in Dubai
Defending champ Fitzpatrick leads by one stroke in Dubai

Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a second straight 5-under-par 67 to secure a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's season-ending Tour Championship on Friday. At 10 under after two rounds on the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estate, Fitzpatrick was edging English compatriot Tyrrell Hatton, whom he beat by one shot to win the title last year. Hatton moved into contention with a brilliant 9-under 63, a round soured only by a closing bogey on the par-5 18th hole.

Golf-Former number one Donald in hospital after heart scare

Former world number one Luke Donald was admitted to a Georgia hospital after feeling prolonged chests pains, the English golfer said in a social media post on Thursday. Donald was scheduled to play the PGA Tour's RSM Classic but pulled out before the first round in Sea Island and later used Instagram to post a picture of himself wearing a hospital gown. After 7 hours of tests all looks good with my heart thankfully." Donald, 39, a four-times European Ryder Cup member, has won 13 times globally.

Ferdie Pacheco - Muhammad Ali
Ferdie Pacheco - Muhammad Ali's 'Fight Doctor'- dies at 89

Fernando ''Ferdie'' Pacheco, ''The Fight Doctor'' who served as Muhammad Ali's ringside physician, has died. Pacheco's daughter, Tina Louise Pacheco, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday morning at his Miami home after prolonged illness. Pacheco was

Valhalla to host fourth major with 2024 PGA Championship
Valhalla to host fourth major with 2024 PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club was named Thursday by the PGA of America as host of the 2024 PGA Championship, the fourth major tournament to be hosted by the Louisville, Kentucky, layout. The 106th PGA Championship will be staged in May 2024 on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course after staging PGA Championships in 2014, 2000 and 1996. "We're always proud to return the PGA Championship to Valhalla," said PGA of America President Paul Levy.

Kirk leads RSM Classic after fine 63
Kirk leads RSM Classic after fine 63

Chris Kirk fired an impressive nine-under 63 to grab a one-shot lead after the opening round of the RSM Classic on Thursday. The American, winner of the PGA Tour event in 2013, holed seven birdies and an eagle on the Plantation course at Sea Island Golf Club in the opening round. Joel Dahmen is outright second at eight under, with the top seven on the leaderboard having started the tournament on the Plantation course.

Kelsey Chugg captures US Women's Mid-Amateur

Kelsey Chugg capped off a dominant week of match play with a 3-and-1 victory over Mary Jane Hiestand to win the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur title and earn a spot in the U.S. Women's Open next year. Chugg, making her U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur debut, began her week with an 85 in stroke play qualifying

Wilder calls out Joshua again for big heavyweight fight
Wilder calls out Joshua again for big heavyweight fight

Deontay Wilder can't wait to get Anthony Joshua into the ring. ''I just want to prove who is the best, that's all I want to do,'' Wilder said Thursday. Wilder, who is coming off an impressive first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne, said his representatives have been in contact

Jason Bohn opens with a chip-in birdie at The RSM Classic
Jason Bohn opens with a chip-in birdie at The RSM Classic

In the opening round of The RSM Classic 2017, Jason Bohn chips in from off the green for birdie on the par-4 10th hole.

Cancer survivor earns European Tour card at Q-School

A 6-foot-9 (2.06-meter) English golfer who battled leukemia for five years as a child has earned his first European Tour card after finishing birdie-birdie in the final day of the grueling six-round Q-School tournament on Thursday. Jonathan Thomson hugged his tearful father after shooting 2-under 69 at Lumine Golf Club in Tarragona, Spain, to become one of 33 players to get playing privileges for Europe's main tour for the 2018 season. The 21-year-old Thomson was diagnosed with a strain of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 7, and went into remission after five years of chemotherapy.

China
China's World No. 1 Feng among 12 seeking LPGA $1 million prize

New world number one Feng Shanshan, coming off back-to-back wins in Japan and her native China, aims for a $1 million LPGA playoff bonus when the season-ending Tour Championship tees off Thursday. Other season awards are up for grabs as well, including Player of the Year and the Vare Trophy for season low scoring average. Feng said Wednesday she learned she had moved atop the rankings while changing planes at an airport in Dallas on her way to Florida.

Snedeker makes injury comeback in year
Snedeker makes injury comeback in year's last US PGA event

Brandt Snedeker will play his first event in five months after a sternum joint injury starting Thursday at the RSM Classic, the last US PGA tournament until January. The last 156-player event on the 2017 schedule will be played at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in an area where more than two dozen tour players reside, including host Davis Love. "We were going to play golf and went out there on the range and I couldn't hit about five balls and I couldn't breathe," Snedeker said.

Plenty on line for Thompson at CME Group Tour Championship

After 32 official events across 15 countries and 14 states, the 2017 LPGA season concludes with this week's CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. In a year that saw the first 16 tournaments won by different golfers and 22 different champions from eight countries, a handful of season-ending awards -- including the Race to the CME Globe, Rolex Player of the Year honors and the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average -- are still up for grabs. The Race to the CME Globe is a season-long points competition in which LPGA members accumulate points in every official LPGA Tournament.

RSM Classic presents home game for many on PGA Tour

Perhaps more than any event on the PGA Tour, the RSM Classic is a home game as more than two dozen players in this week's field -- including tournament host Davis Love III, last week's winner Patton Kizzire, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Jonathan Byrd, and Harris English -- call the Golden Isles of Georgia either their full- or part-time residence or train in the area. The roster of players this week includes past FedExCup champions Bill Haas and Brandt Snedeker as well as nine players currently ranked inside the top 30 in the FedExCup standings, led by Kizzire, Chesson Hadley of Canada, Whee Kim of South Korea, Ryan Armour and Charles Howell III.

Snedeker returns at Sea Island from sternum injury
Snedeker returns at Sea Island from sternum injury

Snedeker returns this week at the RSM Classic from a peculiar injury to his sternum that doctors typically see only from contact sports. The injury was to a joint between the upper and lower sternum, and the pain at times was so great that Snedeker had trouble breathing after hitting shots. The RSM Classic will be his first competition in about five months.

Fleetwood must withstand Rose challenge to win Race to Dubai
Fleetwood must withstand Rose challenge to win Race to Dubai

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood must withstand a strong challenge from Justin Rose to secure a first Race to Dubai title, and stop his friend from repeating his last-gasp triumph of 10 years ago. After this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the 48th and final event on the European Tour, one of three players will be the Race to Dubai champion. Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain is the only other in a field of 60 with a chance to secure the European No.1 crown.

Golf: Garcia leaning toward Callaway after split with TaylorMade
Golf: Garcia leaning toward Callaway after split with TaylorMade

TaylorMade announced last week that it was splitting with the Spaniard, who on Tuesday said he was leaning towards signing with Callaway, whose gear he will use during the European Tour's season-ending event at Jumeirah Golf Estates. "(I) spent 15 years with TaylorMade, but unfortunately things come to an end," Garcia said ahead of Thursday's opening round.

Aronimink to host 2020 Women's PGA, 2027 PGA Championship

Located in the western Philadelphia suburb of Newtown Square and designed by Donald Ross in 1926, Aronimink hosted the 1962 PGA Championship won by Gary Player and will be the venue for the PGA Tour's BMW Championship next September. "The PGA of America is thrilled to return major championship golf to Aronimink Golf Club," PGA of America President Paul Levy said in a news release.

2027 PGA and 2020 Women
2027 PGA and 2020 Women's PGA set for Aronimink

PGA of America officials announced Tuesday that Aronimink Golf Club in suburban Philadelphia will host two major tournaments, the 2027 PGA Championship and 2020 Women's PGA Championship. It has hosted the 1962 PGA Championship, won by South African Gary Player, plus the 1977 US Amateur, 2003 Senior PGA Championship and US PGA Tour AT&T National in 2010 and 2011. Next year, the layout will host the US PGA's BMW Championship.

Hull aims to repeat feat at CME Group Tour Championship
Hull aims to repeat feat at CME Group Tour Championship

A year has passed since Charley Hull, the toast of English golf and one of the world's up-and-coming players, captured the CME Group Tour Championship at the age of 20 to claim her first victory on the LPGA Tour. Since that breakthrough triumph at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., Hull has not returned to the winner's circle, but her 2017 campaign has still been a success. Last year, Hull played brilliant golf when she turned in back-to-back 66s in the final two rounds to claim the championship.

De La Hoya: I can take out McGregor in two rounds
De La Hoya: I can take out McGregor in two rounds

(The Sports Xchange) - Boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya remains confident that he still can handle himself in the ring. De La Hoya, who is nearly a decade into retirement, said on Monday that he has been "secretly training" and called out UFC star Conor McGregor. "You know I'

2017 RSM Classic preview
2017 RSM Classic preview

The last chance to claim valuable FedExCup points in 2017 is in Sea Island, Georgia, where the RSM Classic has produced first-time champions each of the last three years. 22 rookies will make the start this week at the Seaside Course in a field that includes 72 PGA TOUR winners.

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I'd take McGregor in two says De La Hoya

Retired boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya has said he would be ready to step back in the ring to face mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor. The 44-year-old fighter turned promoter, who has not fought since being battered to defeat by Manny Pacquiao in 2008, said he has been "secretly training

LeBron James
LeBron James' NYC Subway Adventure

Alex Myers discusses LeBron leading the Cleveland Cavaliers on a team bonding excursion in the bowels of Manhattan.

Top-ranked Feng Shanshan aims to inspire China golf generation
Top-ranked Feng Shanshan aims to inspire China golf generation

Feng Shanshan hopes to inspire a generation of Chinese golfers after becoming the first player from the country to reach world number one. No man or woman from China had ever sat atop the golf rankings, but that changed on Saturday when the 28-year-old Feng triumphed on home soil at Hainan Island to claim a second successive LPGA Tour victory. "It's the longest day in my life to wait for the update of the world ranking," Feng told LPGA.com.

RSM Classic concludes autumn portion of 2017-18 slate
RSM Classic concludes autumn portion of 2017-18 slate

The year is winding down, but for the PGA Tour, the RSM Classic this week is only the end of the beginning. The RSM on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Ga., is the seventh and final tournament of the fall portion of the 2017-18 schedule. It follows stops in California, Malaysia, South Korea, Mississippi, China, Las Vegas and Mexico.

Tour Confidential: The pros and cons of a playoff and Grayson Murray
Tour Confidential: The pros and cons of a playoff and Grayson Murray's tweet

The Tour Confidential team discusses the benefits and drawbacks of a playoff system and the role of social media on the PGA Tour.

Fleetwood, Rose, Garcia fighting for Race to Dubai title
Fleetwood, Rose, Garcia fighting for Race to Dubai title

The Race to Dubai has reached the home straight, and only three players are still in the running. Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose or Sergio Garcia will be Europe's No. 1 player for 2017 after the final event of the season on the European Tour, this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. ''As much as it depends on what they do, it is in my hands,'' said Fleetwood, who has led the Race to Dubai standings for most of the season following his win in Abu Dhabi in January.

Golf-Race to Dubai rankings

Nov 13 (Gracenote) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 4235987 2. (2) Justin Rose (Britain) 3979250 3. (3) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 3184582 4. (4) Jon Rahm (Spain) 2898457 5. (5) Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 2711524 6. (6) Ross Fisher (Britain) 2540992 7. (7) Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain

Fleetwood closing in on
Fleetwood closing in on 'special' Race to Dubai title

Tommy Fleetwood remains confident of beating fellow Englishman Justin Rose to the Race to Dubai title this week, despite failing to secure the year-ending prize on Sunday. Fleetwood needed to win the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City to wrap up the European Tour number one title and deny Rose and four other rivals, but fell short of that goal with a final-round 71 to finish in a tie for 10th in South Africa. Four other players in Sergio Garcia, fellow Spaniard Jon Rahm and the English duo of Tyrrell Hatton and Ross Fisher are all but out of contention for the $1.25 million bonus prize.

Kevin Sutherland wins Champions finale, season title
Kevin Sutherland wins Champions finale, season title

Kevin Sutherland finally broke through on the PGA Tour Champions, taking the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship - and the topping the yearlong competition, too. Sutherland closed a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Vijay Singh at Phoenix Country Club, the tree-lined course hosting its first tour event since the Phoenix Open left for TPC Scottsdale in 1988. It's amazing,'' Sutherland said.

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