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Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse. Pacquiao, 39, will fight the Argentine -- four years his junior -- for the World Boxing Association welterweight belt on July
Manny Pacquiao believes he has "a couple more fights" left in him before he retires, starting with his first contest for more than a year when he faces Argentine WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur this July. "I want my last fight to be in the Philippines,
Fresh off a T-5 finish at the RBC Heritage, Billy Horschel built on his momentum with a 4-under 68 to sit one shot off the lead at the Valero Texas Open.
Grayson Murray fixed a flaw in his swing and hit the ball well enough that blustery conditions weren't an issue for him Thursday in the Valero Texas Open. Coming off a missed cut at Hilton Head last week, Murray made seven birdies for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead. "Just the fact I did give myself enough opportunities today for birdie, it took a lot of pressure off," Murray said.
One Sunday morning this past December, in the pre-dawn winter half-light, I teed off alone at the Freshwater Bay Golf Club on the Isle of Wight, off England's south coast, for my last round of golf. I chose Freshwater to say goodbye to the game because it had been the scene of the first hello, in July 1976, when my father and I escaped from the doldrums of a family holiday one afternoon and retreated to the links where he used to play as a boy with his father. Golf balls ricocheted off the baked, domed fairways of Freshwater, performing a series of antic bounces before disappearing into a gorse bush, or down a rabbit scrape, or coming to rest perfectly camouflaged in an outcrop of chalk...
(Reuters) - Mexican Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Japan's Kenichi Ogawa have been suspended for six months following hearings with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after both boxers failed recent doping tests. Alvarez was temporarily suspended by the NSAC after testing positive for
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been named grand marshal for the International Boxing Hall of Fame's annual parade.
Gennady Golovkin finally has an opponent for his May 5 fight. The middleweight champion has found a replacement for Canelo Alvarez, who has been suspended for six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission for failing two drug tests. Golovkin will defend his WBC, WBA and IBF titles against Vanes '
Two of the biggest names in golf took to social media to share condolences and mourn the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, two days after she announced she would focus on comfort rather than treatment for multiple chronic illnesses. The Bushes had strong ties to the creation of the Presidents Cup in the mid-90s, an event in which both Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have served as captains.
Sergio Garcia had a long history with Texas even before he became a part-time resident. Two years later, the Spaniard won his first PGA Tour event at Colonial, the first of three victories in the Lone Star State. "Changed a lot of nappies," Garcia said.
Nevada boxing regulators gave Canelo Alvarez a reduced penalty for doping violations Wednesday, potentially allowing him to return to the ring in September against Gennady Golovkin. Alvarez was given a six-month suspension instead of the standard one year for first-time violators. Golovkin, meanwhile
Mexican middleweight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was handed a six-month ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday over the failed drug test which forced his rematch with Gennady Golovkin to be cancelled. At a hearing in Las Vegas, the commission unanimously approved a deal that will
Las Vegas (AFP) - Mexican middleweight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was handed a six-month ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday over the failed drug test which forced his rematch with Gennady Golovkin to be cancelled.
Excluding the majors and Players Championship, it was the fifth-hardest scoring venue on the PGA Tour last season, with the Valero Texas Open field averaging a 72.853 (+.853) on the Lone Star track. Coupled with a nice showing in San Antonio last year, the 22-year-old should be on your short list.
Manny Pacquiao hasn't entirely turned his back on a 16-year working relationship with trainer Freddie Roach. The eight-division world champion said he will be trained by Restituto ''Buboy'' Fernandez and Raides ''Nonoy'' Neri for his fight against Lucas Matthysse
Manny Pacquiao has not decided on the fate of his long-time American trainer Freddie Roach, the Filipino said as he prepares for his bout against Argentine welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association (WBA) crown in July. "First, I would like to clarify about that issue
Ireland's Leona Maguire, a two-time college player of the year at Duke, twice turned away from the opportunity to earn an LPGA Tour card at the final stage of Q school, in 2016 and 2017, largely out of interest in earning her degree and finishing up school this spring. The 23-year-old also had spoken of a desire to play for a third time in the Curtis Cup for Great Britain & Ireland when the biennial matches take place this June at Quaker Ridge Golf Club, less than two weeks after the end of the college season. Rather than use the Curtis Cup as her amateur finale, however, Maguire will skip the event in a hope of making her pro debut at the U.S. Women's Open shortly after the NCAA...
World champion Lucas Matthysse on Wednesday vowed a fight "to the death" in his July title defence against Manny Pacquiao, describing the Philippine boxing legend a diminished star. "Obviously he is still a very great fighter but since the knockout of Marquez, I think he is not the same
Two weeks after an octuple-bogey 13 doomed his chances at the Masters, Sergio Garcia is set to make his first start at the Valero Texas Open since 2010.
Former top-ranked amateur Joaquin Niemann will make his pro debut this week at the Valero Texas Open. The 19-year-old has been the top-ranked amateur in the world for nearly a year, and he originally planned to turn pro earlier this spring. Niemann missed the cut at Augusta National after rounds of 76-77, but he is no stranger to life on the PGA Tour.
The PGA Tour heads to Texas this week for the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio, where the event has been played on the Oaks Course since 2010. It's the third of five stops in the Lone Star State on the PGA Tour schedule. Stuck in a tough spot
"It's such a nostalgic game," McIlroy said last summer. McIlroy was among five major champions who were asked about their fondest memory of a major (excluding those they won). "I'm a big redemption person," McIlroy said.
U.S. captain Virginia Derby Grimes will have a confident, seasoned group to lead as she aims to win back the Curtis Cup come June at Quaker Ridge Golf Club outside New York City. The USGA announced on Tuesday the eight players who'll compete for the U.S. against Great Britain & Ireland in the 40th biennial matches June 8-10.
Pakistan will host its first golf tournament with the Asian Tour in 11 years, organisers announced Tuesday, as international sports gradually returns to a terror-hit country where security has improved. The Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship is set to tee off from July 24 to 27 in Karachi, attracting a talented cast of Asian Tour stars to the US$300,000 (34.59 million rupees) event. "Our talented members are excited to return to Pakistan," said Josh Burack, Asian Tour Chief Executive Officer, in a statement.
India's best-ever boxer Mary Kom said Tuesday she has no plans to retire and is determined to defy her critics by winning an elusive Olympic gold. Kom, 35, won gold on debut at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last week, complementing a trophy cabinet packed with five amateur world championship
Jesse Kurtz of the Mountain West Network reports from Rancho Mirage, CA where UNLV takes an eight-stroke lead in the opening round of the 2018 MW Women's Golf Championship.
Jamie Sadlowski is a former two-time World Long Drive champion, winning back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009. Now transitioning into playing professional golf for a living on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada, the 29-year-old Sadlowski went through a transition of a different kind recently when his equipment sponsor, Cleveland Golf, asked him to play Grandpa Jamie, a crotchety old geezer who roams the range offering tips and then bedazzles golfers by ripping 400-yard tee shots with his Cleveland Launcher HB. Cleveland filmed Sadlowski in character at the range at Sea Cliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, Calif. We caught up with Sadlowski to ask him about the experience, including whether...
Due to bad habits or general ignorance, there remains a general ambiguity regarding golf etiquette. According to the Herald Sun, an Australian man was sentenced on Monday to 20 months in jail after stabbing his friend on the golf course. Matthew McKay had been drinking with two friends while watching a boxing match in August of 2017.
Satoshi Kodaira of Japan reacts after making his birdie putt on the third playoff hole on the 17th green to win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. The good news to emerge from the inability of golf fans to view live CBS Sports' coverage of the final round of the RBC Heritage on Sunday is that the network is re-examining its policy on the matter.
Apr 16 (OPTA) - The PGA Fedex Cup Rankings on Apr 15 Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Justin Thomas (US) $5,221,300 2. (2) Bubba Watson (US) 3,674,254 3. (3) Patrick Reed (US) 3,453,052 4. (4) Phil Mickelson (US) 3,366,551 5. (6) Dustin Johnson (US) 3,209,658 6. (5) Patton Kizzire (US) 3,177,988 7. (7) Justin Rose
Apr 16 (OPTA) - Scores from the LPGA Tour LPGA LOTTE Championship on Saturday -12 Brooke Henderson (Canada) 68 66 73 69 -8 Azahara Munoz (Spain) 74 70 69 67 -7 Shanshan Feng (China PR) 67 69 74 71 Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand) 73 69 70 69 Inbee Park (Korea Republic) 69 69 71 72 -6 Lindy Duncan (USA) 70
A bullish India celebrated their best boxing performance at a Commonwealth Games and are now targeting more success to rival the best nations at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Top figures in Indian boxing said their exploits on Australia's Gold Coast were no fluke, even if they surpassed their own expectations
Early on, Satoshi Kodaira was thinking only of playing well enough Sunday to make it to next week's PGA Tour stop. ''This is a stage I've been dreaming about,'' Kodaira said through an interpreter. Kodaira defeated Si Woo Kim on the third playoff hole, rolling in a 25-foot birdie
Early on, Satoshi Kodaira was thinking only of playing well enough Sunday to make it to next week's PGA Tour stop. "This is a stage I've been dreaming about," Kodaira said through an interpreter. Kodaira defeated Si Woo Kim on the third playoff hole, rolling in a 25-foot birdie on the par-3 17th hole, then punching his fist in celebration.
Early in the week, Canada's Brooke Henderson appeared to be right at home in Hawaii. She was the 36-hole leader at the Lotte Championship, and extended her advantage to five strokes at one point in the third round. But a four-putt double bogey on 16 and
Jon Rahm delighted the crowd at the Open de Espana on Sunday by claiming a two-shot victory on home soil after Nacho Elvira fell away. World number four Rahm carded a closing 67 to move to 20 under for the tournament, his birdie at the last coinciding with Elvira posting a double-bogey on the par-three 17th. An all-Spanish play-off looked on the cards until Elvira found the water with his tee shot on the penultimate hole and, after seeing a brilliant chip for par lip out, had to two-putt what looked like a routine finish.
Cristofer Rosales of Nicaragua on Sunday secured the WBC flyweight belt by beating Japan's Daigo Higa, who the previous day had given up his title for failing to make the weight. Rosales began his aggressive assault early on, showering the former champion with a barrage of uppercuts followed by
Apr 15 (OPTA) - Scores from the LPGA Tour LPGA LOTTE Championship on Saturday -12 Brooke Henderson (Canada) 68 66 73 69 -8 Azahara Munoz (Spain) 74 70 69 67 -7 Shanshan Feng (China PR) 67 69 74 71 Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand) 73 69 70 69 Inbee Park (Korea Republic) 69 69 71 72 -6 Lindy Duncan (USA) 70
Steve Flesch needed 38 holes Saturday to win the Mitsubishi Electric Classic for his first PGA Tour Champions victory. The 50-year-old Flesch won with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff with Scott Parel at TPC Sugarloaf in the event completed a day early because of forecast rain and lightning. Bernhard Langer dropped out on the first extra hole.
By Greg Stutchbury GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Heavyweight boxer David Nyika did more than just win his second Commonwealth Games gold medal on Saturday. Nyika, who won light heavyweight gold at the Glasgow Games, was facing local favorite Jason Whateley and with every punch he landed the chants
Hard-hitting David Nyika pummelled his opponent on Saturday to win a second Commonwealth Games boxing gold and then warned that he wants to replicate fellow New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker. The 22-year-old Nyika's emphatic display against Jason Whateley on Australia's Gold Coast comes
English fighter Galal Yafai said he had trumped his two boxer brothers -- one of them a world champion -- after he sealed Commonwealth Games gold on Saturday. The 25-year-old is the younger brother of Khalid, the unbeaten WBA super-flyweight world title-holder, and Gamal, who is also a pro fighter.
A late stumble left Brooke Henderson clinging to a one-shot lead Friday at the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship in Hawaii, as she headed into this weekend's final round. The talented 20-year-old from Canada had looked poised to take a comfortable four-shot cushion into Saturday's fourth round after a battling display on the par-72 course at Ko Olina Golf Club, Oahu. The closing hole slip-up left Henderson on nine under for the tournament, giving encouragement to a crowded field behind her who are all within striking distance.
Brooke Henderson kept giving herself chances to run away from the field Friday at the Lotte Championship. After two nearly flawless, bogey-free days at windy Ko Olina Golf Club, the 20-year-old Canadian looked all too human in a frustrating third round that saw the wind switch directions. Henderson, who has already won five times on the LPGA Tour, finished with a 1-over 73 left her at 9 under.
Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach say their 16-year partnership has ended. Pacquiao disclosed his decision Friday in the final sentence of a news release detailing his plans for his upcoming fight against Lucas Matthysse. Roach says he didn't officially learn about the split until Pacquiao
Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has split with long-time trainer Freddie Roach, the veteran ring guru confirmed on Friday. In a brief statement, Roach said his 15-year association with former world champion Pacquiao had been terminated ahead of the 39-year-old fighter's upcoming world title
Australia's Skye Nicolson dedicated her victory to the tragic late brother she never met as England topped the final medals table in Commonwealth Games boxing on Saturday. In front of her watching parents and a willing home crowd on Australia's Gold Coast, the 22-year-old Nicolson benefited
If you're a golfer, you probably believe that weird things happen on Friday the 13th. Ernie Els puts a new ball in play after every birdie or eagle he makes. Superstitions aside, we've seen some strange things happen on the PGA Tour on Friday-which makes sense when you consider that this Friday happens to be Friday the 13th.
Irishman Paul Dunne improved on his fine opening round at the Spanish Open to race three shots clear atop the leaderboard at the halfway stage with a superb seven-under 65 on Friday. Spaniard Nacho Elvira, Australian Brett Rumford and Callum Shinkwin of England shared second place on 10-under. Dunne held the overnight lead with Marc Warren of Scotland but nine birdies, offset by two bogeys, saw him set a clubhouse target of 13-under in better conditions after rain on Thursday.
A lot of golfers have been told to keep the trail elbow close to the body on the backswing. I can't think of a worse driver swing thought. With the trail arm cramped going back, the golfer has a very narrow swing and a restricted body turn-and will