Warriors guard Thompson back for team practice
(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors were given a welcome boost on Monday when their All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson returned to team practice five days after suffering a concussion. "I expect to be (cleared)," Thompson, 25, told reporters after taking a full part in practice with his team mates in Oakland, California. "I feel like I'm well on my way there." Thompson, who is Golden State's second-leading scorer behind point guard Stephen Curry, sustained a concussion during the team's clinching Game Five win over the Rockets on Thursday after being kneed in the head by Houston's Trevor Ariza.
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:04:51 -0400
Scott to reunite with former caddie Williams
(Reuters) - Australian Adam Scott says he will reunite with his former caddie Steve Williams in a bid to help reignite his game at the final three majors of the year over the next three months. Scott will use New Zealander Williams as his bagman at the June 18-21 U.S. Open, the British Open, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship, according to PGATour.com. "We've had great success together, so I'm looking forward to being on the links with Steve again." Scott, whose world ranking has slipped to 12th from the top spot a year ago, has recorded just one top-10 in nine starts on the 2014-15 PGA Tour, a share of fourth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March.
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:26:18 -0400
Golf-Scott to reunite with former caddie Williams
Australian Adam Scott says he will reunite with his former caddie Steve Williams in a bid to help reignite his game at the final three majors of the year over the next three months. Scott will use New Zealander Williams as his bagman at the June 18-21 U.S. Open, the British Open, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship, according to PGATour.com. "We've had great success together, so I'm looking forward to being on the links with Steve again." Scott, whose world ranking has slipped to 12th from the top spot a year ago, has recorded just one top-10 in nine starts on the 2014-15 PGA Tour, a share of fourth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March.
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:00:29 -0400
Four Canadian cities to host preseason games
A record five teams will play four preseason games in four Canadian cities ahead of the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season, the league said on Monday. The games are part of the NBA Canada Series aimed at growing the game in the country and will open with the Toronto Raptors facing eight-times All-Star Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers in Vancouver on Oct. 4. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls will play Canadian Andrew Wiggins, the rookie of the year, and the Minnesota Timberwolves in Winnipeg on Oct. 10.
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:06:38 -0400
June 1 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 12.99 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 9.06 3. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.88 4. (3) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 6.78 5. (5) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 6.73 6. (6) Justin Rose (Britain) 6.15 7. (9) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 5.94 8. (10) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 5.91 9. (7) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.90 10. (8) Jason Day (Australia) 5.89 11. (12) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 5.38 12. (11) Adam Scott (Australia) 5.19 13. (13) J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 4.94 14. (14) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.38 15. (15) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 4.28 16. (17) Chris Kirk (U.S.) 4.11 17. ...
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:17:47 -0400
Nordqvist comes from behind to win ShopRite Classic
Sweden's Anna Nordqvist rallied to fire a two-under 69 and win the LPGA Tour's ShopRite Classic by one shot for her first win of the season on Sunday. It marked the third win for Nordqvist since February 2014 and the fifth of her career on the US LPGA Tour. Nordqvist finished at eight-under 205 to beat Christel Boeljon, of the Netherlands, by one stroke at the Stockton Seaview Golf Club course.
Sun, 31 May 2015 22:32:19 -0400
Wedding bells turn to victory bell for Bowditch at PGA Byron Nelson
Steven Bowditch cruised to a four-shot win at the Byron Nelson Championship by closing with a 64 at Las Colinas, the same resort where he celebrated his wedding in 2011. "We took some wedding pictures here at TPC so it is a special place and I get to take some more pictures here," said Bowditch, who was married at the Dallas area golf resort in 2011. Americans Charley Hoffman (65), Jimmy Walker (66) and Scott Pinckney (66) shared second place at 14-under.
Sun, 31 May 2015 20:25:10 -0400
Australian Bowditch wins Byron Nelson by four
(Reuters) - The four-stroke victory by Steven Bowditch at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday might rank as only his second best experience at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. Four years after getting married at the resort, Bowditch became the latest Australian to win the PGA Tour stop in Irving, Texas, when he pulled away with a decisive four-birdie burst over the final eight holes. Now I get to take some more pictures, Bowditch told CBS TV after tapping in his winning putt only a few yards from where he tied the knot with Amanda.
Sun, 31 May 2015 20:07:15 -0400
Swede Nordqvist wins one for mum at LPGA Classic
(Reuters) - Anna Nordqvist used back-to-back birdies from the 16th to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic by one shot over Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands and cap a happy Swedish Mother's Day on Sunday in Galloway, New Jersey. Nordqvist came to the par-five 18th with a two-shot lead, thanks to a botched birdie putt from less than two feet by Boeljon, and won despite a bogey at the last. The Swede posted a two-under-par 69 for a 54-hole total of eight-under 205 on the Bay Course at the windy Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club just inland from Atlantic City.
Sun, 31 May 2015 19:16:41 -0400
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Byron Nelson Championship scores
May 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Byron Nelson Championship at the par-69 course on Sunday in Irving, Texas -18 Steven Bowditch (Australia) 62 68 65 64 -14 Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 64 66 67 66 Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 69 65 64 65 Scott Pinckney (U.S.) 69 64 64 66 -13 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 69 64 68 63 -12 Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 71 66 64 64 Jon Curran (U.S.) 67 63 67 68 -11 Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 67 68 62 69 Jason Dufner (U.S.) 71 65 64 66 -10 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 65 66 67 69 Daniel Berger (U.S.) 72 65 64 66 Tony Finau (U.S.) 67 64 68 68 Colt Knost (U.S.) 68 65 66 68 Nick Watney (U. ...
Sun, 31 May 2015 19:04:19 -0400
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