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Golf: Autograph hunting Fitzpatrick relishes being on big stage
By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Eight months after chasing Ryder Cup veteran Sergio Garcia for an autograph like a hero-worshipping adolescent, Matt Fitzpatrick goes into this week's team event as the youngest of the 24 players on view. "Sergio this year signed a ball for me when I played with him in Qatar," Fitzpatrick told a news conference at Hazeltine National on Wednesday. Same goes for (vice-captain) Ian Poulter," said Fitzpatrick. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400
Love has put U.S. in a position to succeed, says Mickelson
News ImageBy Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson is known for having a theory about almost anything and he says that the United States have been handicapped at the Ryder Cup over the last two decades by poor preparation. This week at Hazeltine the U.S. will bid to end a run of eight losses to Europe in the past 10 editions and Mickelson is excited about the prospect of a new chapter being established under captain Davis Love III with the players fully engaged. "This is the foundation week for us," Mickelson, who has competed in 10 Ryder Cups, told reporters on Wednesday before heading off for team practice with Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka and Jimmy Walker.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:38:54 -0400
Golf-Love has put U.S. in a position to succeed, says Mickelson
By Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson is known for having a theory about almost anything and he says that the United States have been handicapped at the Ryder Cup over the last two decades by poor preparation. This week at Hazeltine the U.S. will bid to end a run of eight losses to Europe in the past 10 editions and Mickelson is excited about the prospect of a new chapter being established under captain Davis Love III with the players fully engaged. "This is the foundation week for us," Mickelson, who has competed in 10 Ryder Cups, told reporters on Wednesday before heading off for team practice with Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka and Jimmy Walker. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:35:35 -0400
Manning promotes China's new American Football league
News ImageFormer Denver Bronco and Indianapolis Colt quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February, is visiting the country ahead of the start of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) this weekend. Coaching at a quarterback clinic in Beijing, Manning said there was great potential for the CAFL to succeed.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:21:15 -0400
Mickelson relishing Ryder Cup input
News ImagePhil Mickelson finally has the US Ryder Cup team of his dreams with abundant player input into decisions, methodical planning of key details and an enjoyable partnership with Tiger Woods. The 46-year-old left-hander will make his 11th consecutive appearance in the men's team golf showdown starting Friday after he, assistant captain Woods and US captain Davis Love guided a task force designed to build a successful long-term Cup program. Part of that has been to unite rivals Woods and Mickelson, whose most notable Cup moment in 2004 came when "Lefty" hooked a crucial tee shot left into dense trees in an alternate shot foursomes match and Woods gave him a death stare for the ages.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:20:23 -0400
Nike seen on track for long-run growth despite tough competition
News Image(Reuters) - Nike Inc , the world's No. 1 footwear maker, will continue to dominate the sportswear market despite intensifying competition in North America, analysts said on Wednesday, a day after the company reported "futures orders" below estimates. Nike's futures ordering program allows retailers to order five or six months in advance of delivery, with the commitment delivery will be made within a set time at a fixed price. Nike said on Tuesday its global orders for September through January were up 7 percent on a constant-currency basis, missing the 8 percent increase analysts had expected.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:15:09 -0400
Confident US learns from past Ryder Cup stumbles
News ImageA US Ryder Cup team more relaxed and better prepared than past losing versions takes a confident attitude into this week's showdown against holders Europe, which happily accepts its routine underdog role. "We're just tired of being told we haven't won one in a while," two-time major winner Jordan Spieth said. Spieth recalled the tension of the US losing his 2014 debut at Gleneagles.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:16:30 -0400
USA's last-man Moore endures crazy days before Ryder Cup
News ImageNo Ryder Cup player has ever faced the challenge that final US captain's pick Ryan Moore has this week, joining his team five days before the start of competition. The 33-year-old American was notified Sunday by US captain Davis Love that he was the last man picked for the 12-man Ryder Cup squad, nearly an hour after losing to Rory McIlroy on the fourth playoff hole for the US PGA Tour Championship title. "I was in the parking lot loading everything up," Moore said.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:07:21 -0400
Moore finally gets the right Ryder Cup fit
News ImageBy Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Ryan Moore was fitted out for team uniforms as a possible Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup selection for the United States for nearly a decade, only to miss out when the final lineup was announced. Midway through this year, he was so far back in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings that he never even received the tailor's call, but he then produced a sizzling run of form on the PGA Tour to earn the last wildcard spot on Davis Love III's team. "So apparently I'm not going to do it (the fitting) from now on, ever," a smiling Moore told reporters at Hazeltine on Tuesday after a practice round with team mates JB Holmes, Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:21:24 -0400
Nike orders miss estimates as competition heats up
News ImageNike Inc's future orders missed analysts' estimates for the third time in a row, as the world's largest footwear maker struggles with increasing competition from Under Armour Inc and a resurgent Adidas in North America. Nike and its Jordan brand still command the lion's share of the U.S. footwear market, but rivals Adidas and Under Armour are chipping away at the company's decades-long dominant position. The company has lost basketball sales to Under Armour since the latter poached Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry in 2013.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:09:09 -0400
Captaincy may not be quite so elementary in future for Watson
PGA: Ryder Cup - Practice RoundBy Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Among Bubba Watson's goals is to one day be a Ryder Cup captain and, if his friend Rickie Fowler is any guide, this week has already given the double U.S. Masters champion a good insight into what it takes. Watson pleaded for a spot in the backroom team as a vice-captain as soon as he lost out to Ryan Moore as American skipper Davis Love III's fourth and final wildcard pick on Sunday. "I feel like his dream would be to be a captain down the road and being here, just having that earpiece in his ear, he might not be able to last very good with it in," a grinning Fowler told reporters.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:49:59 -0400
Rory relishes Ryder Cup leadership role like never before
News ImageRory McIlroy has embraced his leadership role on Europe's Ryder Cup squad just as six eager-to-learn rookies join the lineup seeking to defeat the Americans for an unprecedented fourth time. "I have definitely become more comfortable in that role," McIlroy said Tuesday. The world number three from Northern Ireland comes off a victory at the US PGA Tour Championship that also brought him the $10 million season points playoff bonus, edging top-ranked US Ryder Cup player Dustin Johnson, the US Open champion and world number two, for the prize.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:45:28 -0400
U.S. captain Love embraces motivational tricks
News ImageBy Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, tired of losing and seeking new ways to motivate, invoked the rah-rah style of American soccer coaches on Tuesday on how he would rally his team past Europe. The United States, who once dominated the biennial match play competition, have lost three times in a row and eight of the last 10 and are desperate to end Europe's run at Hazeltine National starting on Friday. This is the best golf team maybe ever assembled." European veteran Sergio Garcia told reporters that his team mates had taken notice and were using it for their motivation.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:52:42 -0400
Golf-U.S. captain Love embraces motivational tricks
By Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, tired of losing and seeking new ways to motivate, invoked the rah-rah style of American football coaches on Tuesday on how he would rally his team past Europe. The United States, who once dominated the biennial match play competition, have lost three times in a row and eight of the last 10 and are desperate to end Europe's run at Hazeltine National starting on Friday. This is the best golf team maybe ever assembled." European veteran Sergio Garcia told reporters that his team mates had taken notice and were using it for their motivation. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:57:39 -0400
Garcia warns USA 'you don't win Ryder Cups with your mouth'
News ImageSergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy fired up European passions Tuesday at the Ryder Cup, taking exception to US captain Davis Love's contention that his Americans might be the best team ever. "At the end of the day, you don't win Ryder Cups with your mouth," Garcia said. European teams have won three consecutive Ryder Cups, seeking an unprecedented fourth in a row this week at Hazeltine, while the Americans have lost six of the past seven and eight of 10.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:52:03 -0400
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