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July 25 (Gracenote) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 12.83 2. (2) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 11.68 3. (3) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 10.67 4. (4) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.20 5. (5) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8.75 6. (6) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.96 7. (7) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 6.44 8. (8) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.31 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.14 10. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.50 11. (11) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.27 12. (12) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.24 13. (13) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 5.10 14. (14) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 4.93 15. (15) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.47 16. (16) J.B. ...

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:57:16 -0400
Seahawks GM Schneider signs contract extension

(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks have reached a contract extension with general manager John Schneider, the NFL team announced on Sunday. The new deal extends through 2021, according to the NFLs website, and is expected to make Schneider one of the highest paid general managers in the NFL. Seahawks extend top GM John Schneider, key architect of ourroster....Congrats! Seahawks owner Paul Allen said on Twitter.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:10:19 -0400
USA romp past China in Rio basketball warm-up

DeMarcus Cousins of team USA fights for position against China's Zhou Qi during the exhibition game at Staples CenterThe game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:46:08 -0400
Four dead as van collides with bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staff in Arizona

(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:37:26 -0400
NFL's Dallas Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash

Dallas Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the bus was carrying no playersA Dallas Cowboys tour bus was involved in a road crash in Arizona in which four people in another vehicle died, the NFL team confirmed. Dallas Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the bus was carrying no players, and that a few staffers who were aboard suffered "bumps and bruises". According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash, which involved the tour bus and a passenger van, occurred about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, not far from Dolan Springs, Arizona.

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:50:27 -0400
Griffey, Piazza make tearful Hall of Fame entries

Mike Piazza (L) and Ken Griffey Jr. pose with their plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonyKen Griffey Jnr and Mike Piazza made tearful speeches at their induction ceremonies into the Baseball Hall of Fame, recalling family, childhoods and even the September 11, 2001, terrorism tragedy. The retired Major League Baseball stars were added to the shrine Sunday in ceremonies that drew 50,000 people to the small town in upstate New York known as the birthplace of the American pastime. Catcher Piazza, the second Hall of Famer whose plaque will feature a Mets cap, hit 220 home runs over more than seven seasons in New York starting in May of 1998.

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:43:34 -0400
Vegas powers to Canadian Open victory

Jhonattan Vegas capped his round with a burst of three straight birdies, carding nine overall with one bogey for a 12-under par total of 276Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas started fast and finished strong to seize a one-shot victory in the US PGA Tour's Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club near Toronto. "I knew I had to get off to a fast start," said Vegas, who was five off the pace when play began. Dustin Johnson, a co-leader after each of the first two rounds who was tied for second heading into Sunday, shot a final-round 69 and finished in a three-way tie for second on 277.

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:31:20 -0400
US captures LPGA International Crown team title

American Cristie Kerr birdies the par-5 16th hole to give the US the title-clinching victory at the LPGA International Crown team matchesCristie Kerr birdied the par-5 16th hole to give the United States the title-clinching victory at the LPGA International Crown team matches, edging South Korea by a point. The Americans, who failed to even qualify for the decisive last-day singles matches in the 2014 inaugural edition of the event, captured the trophy with 13 points over the four-day event to 12 for South Korea and 11 for England and Taiwan. Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and Kerr combined for a 6-3 with one halved record through three days of four-ball matches and the singles -- taking the title after losing both matches to England on the opening day of the tournament.

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:02:36 -0400
Facing Rio no-shows, golf looks to emerging market growth

An aerial view shows a man working at the 2016 Rio Olympics golf venue in Rio de JaneiroGolf's return to the Olympics after 112 years may not be as triumphant as many in the sport hoped. The top four players in the men's game -- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy -- have controversially opted to skip the competition. Three of them cited fears of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in the Americas, while Spieth blamed more general health concerns.

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:30:40 -0400
Q&A with designer of first Olympic golf course in a century

Gil Hanse was chosen in 2012 to design the golf course for the return of the sport to Olympic competition after an absence of more than 100 years. In winning the prestigious assignment, the 52-year-old American beat out some of the biggest names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Gary Player.

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:29:28 -0400
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