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Melissa Reid no longer a rebel with a cause
News ImageBy Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Melissa Reid turned into a rebel with a cause after suffering a family bereavement in 2012 and only in the last few months has she been able to put her grief to one side and focus fully on golf again. Reid lost her mother and chief motivator Joy in a road accident in Germany three years ago and for a long time she was lost in a fog of despair. "I used to hate talking about it but I feel I've been on a massive journey and I'm coming out of it now," the 28-year-old told Reuters in an interview during the European Masters at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club on the outskirts of London.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:20:33 -0400
Van Zyl leads French Open after three rounds
News ImageSouth Africa's Jaco van Zyl emerged from a packed leaderboard to take a two-shot lead after carding a tournament-best 64 in the third round of the French Open at Le Golf National on Saturday. The 36-year-old van Zyl was one of nine players parked on five under par halfway through his round before a triple-birdie burst around the turn propelled him into the lead. Two shots further back was Germany's Maximilian Kieffer, who signed for a 65, with Bernd Wiesberger of Austria alone on seven under thanks to a 66.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:16:53 -0400
A-Rod receives milestone ball, settles bonus dispute
News ImageControversial slugger Alex Rodriguez got the home run ball he smashed for his 3,000th career hit after all after the New York Yankees made a deal with the fan who caught it. Zack Hample on Friday presented the ball to Rodriguez prior to the Yankees' home game against Tampa Bay. The Yankees will donate $150,000 to Pitch In For Baseball, a charity which Hample has supported since 2009 that provides equipment and promotes youth baseball in underprivileged areas around the world.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:22:43 -0400
Duo shares Greenbrier lead, Woods in contention
News ImageTiger Woods made it safely to the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic, where Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas fired a five-under-par 65 to join Scott Langley atop the leaderboard. Vegas had five birdies with no bogeys for a nine-under-par halfway total of 131 on Friday. Langley, the overnight leader after a first-round 62, carded a one-under 69 to maintain a share of the lead.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:57:14 -0400
Woods slumps back into mediocrity at Greenbrier
News Image(Reuters) - Tiger Woods mixed some good shots with a couple of terrible drives as he carded a one-under-par 69 in the second round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Friday. A day after shooting his best score in 16 months, a 66, Woods reverted to mediocrity and ended the day equal 26th, four strokes behind pacesetters Jhonattan Vegas and Scott Langley at the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs. Woods, who four weeks ago shot the worst score of his decorated career, an 85 at the Memorial tournament, did not speak to the media.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:39:01 -0400
Golf-Woods slumps back into mediocrity at Greenbrier
(Updates to end of round) July 3 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods mixed some good shots with a couple of terrible drives as he carded a one-under-par 69 in the second round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Friday. A day after shooting his best score in 16 months, a 66, Woods reverted to mediocrity and ended the day equal 26th, four strokes behind pacesetters Jhonattan Vegas and Scott Langley at the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs. Woods, who four weeks ago shot the worst score of his decorated career, an 85 at the Memorial tournament, did not speak to the media. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:37:39 -0400
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic scores
July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic at the par-70 course on Friday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The cut was set at 138. -9 Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela) 66 65 Scott Langley (U.S.) 62 69 -8 Jonathan Byrd (U.S.) 63 69 David Hearn (Canada) 68 64 Greg Owen (Britain) 65 67 Chad Collins (U.S.) 65 67 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 68 64 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 63 69 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 65 67 -7 Scott Piercy (U.S.) 67 66 Robert Garrigus (U.S.) 66 67 James Hahn (U.S.) 66 67 Park Sung-Joon (Korea) 68 65 Patrick Rodgers (U.S.) 68 65 Sean O'Hair (U.S. ... Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:05:58 -0400
Mavs reportedly lure DeAndre Jordan
News ImageThe Dallas Mavericks have landed center DeAndre Jordan, one of the most coveted NBA free agents of 2015, the Dallas Morning News reported on Friday. The deal, which can't be sealed until the free agent signing period begins on July 9, is reportedly worth four years at the maximum allowed under the salary cap of more than $81 million. The move to Dallas, where superstar Dirk Nowitzki is in the twilight of his career, will allow Jordan to take a lead role on a team.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:56:58 -0400
Spurs make Hammon first woman Summer League coach
News ImageBecky Hammon will coach the San Antonio Spurs' Las Vegas summer league team, becoming the first female head coach in the NBA developmental programme. The Spurs named Hammon on Friday as the head coach for the team that will play in Las Vegas, beginning on July 11 with a game against a New York Knicks summer league squad.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:05:06 -0400
Golfer Watson to paint over Confederate flag on 'Dukes of Hazzard' car
News Image(Reuters) - Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his "General Lee" Dodge Charger from the hit 1980s TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard". Watson, a two-time Masters champion who is ranked third in the world, made the announcement on Thursday on Twitter. "I believe that, so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA. "Dukes of Hazzard" ran from 1979 to 1985 on the CBS network in the United States and centered on the fictional Duke family, who lived in rural Georgia.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:24:08 -0400
UPDATE 1-Golf-European Tour French Open scores
July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour French Open at the par-71 course on Friday in Paris. The cut was set at 146. ... Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:48:54 -0400
Dubuisson and Paratore steal French Open spotlight
News ImageHome favorite Victor Dubuisson and little-known Italian Renato Paratore took center stage in the second round of the French Open at Le Golf National on Friday. Dubuisson, bidding to record the first home victory in the $3 million event since Thomas Levet in 2011, shot a one-under 70 to share the lead with Ryder Cup team mate German Martin Kaymer (69) and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello (70). "It was really tough out there with the wind this afternoon." Paratore missed the cut despite making European Tour history by becoming the first player to reel off 18 straight fours in a round.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:45:07 -0400
Golf-Dubuisson and Paratore steal French Open spotlight
Home favourite Victor Dubuisson and little-known Italian Renato Paratore took centre stage in the second round of the French Open at Le Golf National on Friday. Dubuisson, bidding to record the first home victory in the $3 million event since Thomas Levet in 2011, shot a one-under 70 to share the lead with Ryder Cup team mate German Martin Kaymer (69) and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello (70). "It was really tough out there with the wind this afternoon." Paratore missed the cut despite making European Tour history by becoming the first player to reel off 18 straight fours in a round. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:39:26 -0400
Molder grabs share of Greenbrier lead, Watson three back
News Image(Reuters) - American Bryce Molder used a red-hot finish to move into a four-way share of the second round clubhouse lead at the Greenbrier Classic on Friday while world number three Bubba Watson was three shots back. The 36-year-old Molder, seeking his second win on the PGA Tour, carded four birdies over a sizzling five-hole stretch starting at the par-five 12th en route to a six-under 64 that was the lowest round of the day. Molder's two-day 132 total left him level with compatriots Chad Collins (67) and Kevin Chappell (67) and New Zealand's Danny Lee (69).
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:36:46 -0400
Dubuisson, Cabrera-Bello and Kaymer share French Open lead
News ImageVictor Dubuisson raised home hopes of a win in the French Open at Le Golf National on Friday, sharing a one-shot lead after two rounds. Five players were grouped a shot further back on three under - Englishmen Tyrrell Hatton (68), Daniel Brooks (66) and James Morrison (68), Jaco van Zyl of South Africa (71) and Francesco Molinari of Italy (69). Dubuisson, aiming to become the first home winner at the French Open since Thomas Levet in 2011, had two birdies to go with his eagle.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:20:11 -0400
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