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  • Stricker, out since December, plans return at Masters Associated Press - 51 minutes ago

    Steve Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago. More »Stricker, out since December, plans return at Masters

    Steve Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago.

  • Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his career
    Tiger Woods out of golf world top 100 AFP News - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Former number one Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his career as he continues his battle against injuries and loss of form. Just … More »Tiger Woods out of golf world top 100

    Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his career

    Former number one Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his career as he continues his battle against injuries and loss of form. Just last January Woods posted an 82 in the Phoenix Open -- his worst round as a professional -- that saw him drop outside the top 50 in the world rankings for …

  • Chef Christian Yumbi has struggled against racism and the economic crisis in Belgium, but is finding the fame and fortune he hoped for back in DR Congo
    DR Congo chef reaches stardom after return to roots AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Racism and the financial meltdown kept Congolese master chef Christian Yumbi down and out in Belgium. "I did my best (in Belgium): I studied, opened my own business, … More »DR Congo chef reaches stardom after return to roots

    Chef Christian Yumbi has struggled against racism and the economic crisis in Belgium, but is finding the fame and fortune he hoped for back in DR Congo

    Racism and the financial meltdown kept Congolese master chef Christian Yumbi down and out in Belgium. "I did my best (in Belgium): I studied, opened my own business, married a Belgian woman, and spoke Flemish. Because he drove a flashy car, Yumbi said he was frequently stopped by the Belgian police, "who would ask me …

  • Cristie Kerr tees off in the final round of the LPGA KIA Classic, during which she made nine birdies to finish with a tournament record of 20-under-par
    Kerr fires 65 to capture 17th career LPGA title AFP News - 12 hours ago

    Cristie Kerr fired a seven-under-par 65 to win her 17th career LPGA title, taking a two-stroke victory over South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim at the Kia Classic. "I'm really … More »Kerr fires 65 to capture 17th career LPGA title

    Cristie Kerr tees off in the final round of the LPGA KIA Classic, during which she made nine birdies to finish with a tournament record of 20-under-par

    Cristie Kerr fired a seven-under-par 65 to win her 17th career LPGA title, taking a two-stroke victory over South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim at the Kia Classic. "I'm really happy right now." A tearful Kerr had vowed to win after her caddie, Greg Johnston, mourned the death of his father last week. Golf has always given me special …

  • Fernando Verdasco retuns to Roger Federer during their ATP Dubai Tennis Championships match on February 25, 2015
    Verdasco upsets Nadal as Serena, Murray advance at Miami Open AFP News - 12 hours ago

    Fernando Verdasco upset second seed Rafael Nadal 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a third-round matchup of Spaniards to advance at the ATP and WTA Miami Open. Nadal, a four-time Miami … More »Verdasco upsets Nadal as Serena, Murray advance at Miami Open

    Fernando Verdasco retuns to Roger Federer during their ATP Dubai Tennis Championships match on February 25, 2015

    Fernando Verdasco upset second seed Rafael Nadal 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a third-round matchup of Spaniards to advance at the ATP and WTA Miami Open. Nadal, a four-time Miami runner-up, leaves the Masters Series hardcourt event without a title again this year after his 11th appearance. Verdasco, ranked 34th, defeated Nadal for …

  • Simona Halep of Romania plays a match against Camila Giorgi of Italy during the Miami Open on March 29, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida
    Halep advances to Miami fourth round AFP News - 22 hours ago

    Third seed Simona Halep defeated Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday to advance into the Miami Masters fourth round. More »Halep advances to Miami fourth round

    Simona Halep of Romania plays a match against Camila Giorgi of Italy during the Miami Open on March 29, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida

    Third seed Simona Halep defeated Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday to advance into the Miami Masters fourth round.

  • Richie Ramsay of Scotland hits a shot during a practice at Oak Hill Country Club on August 7, 2013 in Rochester, New York
    Ramsay returns to form with victory at Trophee Hassan II AFP News - 22 hours ago

    Scotland's Richie Ramsay overcame a bumpy front nine before striking back with three straight birdies as he won the Trophee Hassan II tournament on Sunday by one stroke … More »Ramsay returns to form with victory at Trophee Hassan II

    Richie Ramsay of Scotland hits a shot during a practice at Oak Hill Country Club on August 7, 2013 in Rochester, New York

    Scotland's Richie Ramsay overcame a bumpy front nine before striking back with three straight birdies as he won the Trophee Hassan II tournament on Sunday by one stroke for his third European Tour victory. A final round of 69, on the picturesque par-72 Golf de Palais Royal layout in Agadir, left Ramsay on 10-under and …

  • PGAP pro-am at Intramuros MB - 23 hours ago

    Veteran tour campaigners Robert Pactolerin and Rodrigo Cuello head close to 40 teams clashing for top honors in the PGAP pro-am golf tournament unfolding today at Club … More »PGAP pro-am at Intramuros

    Veteran tour campaigners Robert Pactolerin and Rodrigo Cuello head close to 40 teams clashing for top honors in the PGAP pro-am golf tournament unfolding today at Club Intramuros. Joining Pactolerin, a former Philippine Open and many-time Masters champion, and Cuello, who won the Hong Kong Open in 1996, in the roster are …

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia acknowledges the crowd after his win over Martin Klizan of Slovakia during day 6 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 28, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida
    Djokovic overcomes wobble to win Miami opener AFP News - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams launched their Miami Open repeat bids in constrasting style on Saturday, Djokovic battling past Martin Klizan as … More »Djokovic overcomes wobble to win Miami opener

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia acknowledges the crowd after his win over Martin Klizan of Slovakia during day 6 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 28, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida

    Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams launched their Miami Open repeat bids in constrasting style on Saturday, Djokovic battling past Martin Klizan as Williams cruised into the third round. Djokovic, the top seed who is looking for a fifth Miami Masters crown, had to work for his 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 second-round …

  • Mirim Lee leads LPGA Tour's Kia Classic Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee took the Kia Classic lead Saturday, while top-ranked Lydia Ko easily increased her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds but dropped … More »Mirim Lee leads LPGA Tour's Kia Classic

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee took the Kia Classic lead Saturday, while top-ranked Lydia Ko easily increased her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds but dropped two late strokes and ended up four shots behind.

  • Jimmy Walker tees off on the ninth hole during round three of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on March 28, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas
    Walker stretches lead in hometown Texas Open AFP News - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Hometown hope Jimmy Walker fired six birdies in a three-under-par 69 to stretch his lead in the US PGA Tour Texas Open to four strokes. Walker, who lives just a half-hour's … More »Walker stretches lead in hometown Texas Open

    Jimmy Walker tees off on the ninth hole during round three of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on March 28, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas

    Hometown hope Jimmy Walker fired six birdies in a three-under-par 69 to stretch his lead in the US PGA Tour Texas Open to four strokes. Walker, who lives just a half-hour's drive from TPC San Antonio, had a 54-hole total of nine-under-par 207 and a comfortable cushion over rising US star Jordan Spieth. Spieth, the 21-year-old …

  • Richie Ramsay of Scotland hits a shot during a practice at Oak Hill Country Club on August 7, 2013 in Rochester, New York
    Wattel shines down the stretch in wide open Trophy Hassan II AFP News - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Scottish duo Richie Ramsay and Andrew McArthur along with Frenchman Romain Wattel shared the lead on seven under par following the third round of the Trophy Hassan II … More »Wattel shines down the stretch in wide open Trophy Hassan II

    Richie Ramsay of Scotland hits a shot during a practice at Oak Hill Country Club on August 7, 2013 in Rochester, New York

    Scottish duo Richie Ramsay and Andrew McArthur along with Frenchman Romain Wattel shared the lead on seven under par following the third round of the Trophy Hassan II in Agadir on Saturday. Overnight leader Ramsay carried a one shot advantage into the 18th hole before a wayward tee shot led to a bogey as the Aberdeen native …

  • Morgan Pressel tees off during Round Two of the LPGA KIA Classic at the Aviara Golf Club on March 27, 2015 in Carlsbad, California
    Pressel joins Lee atop LPGA leaderboard AFP News - Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Morgan Pressel fired a record-equalling eight-under par 64 to join Lee Mi-Rim atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the LPGA Kia Classic. Her 10-under par total … More »Pressel joins Lee atop LPGA leaderboard

    Morgan Pressel tees off during Round Two of the LPGA KIA Classic at the Aviara Golf Club on March 27, 2015 in Carlsbad, California

    Morgan Pressel fired a record-equalling eight-under par 64 to join Lee Mi-Rim atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the LPGA Kia Classic. Her 10-under par total of 134 tied her for the halfway lead with South Korea's overnight leader Lee, who signed for a second-round 69 that included six birdies and three bogeys. …

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain stretches to play a volley against Nicolas Almagro of Spain in their second round match during the Miami Open on March 27, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida
    Nadal wins Miami opener, but rain sidelines Serena AFP News - Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Second-seeded Rafael Nadal launched his bid for a first Miami Masters title with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. Nadal, who has four runner-up … More »Nadal wins Miami opener, but rain sidelines Serena

    Rafael Nadal of Spain stretches to play a volley against Nicolas Almagro of Spain in their second round match during the Miami Open on March 27, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida

    Second-seeded Rafael Nadal launched his bid for a first Miami Masters title with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. Nadal, who has four runner-up finishes in 10 prior appearances on the hardcourts of Miami, showed no signs of the training mishap which left him with a sore ankle and threatened to compromise …

  • Jimmy Walker lines up a putt on the eighth hole during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on March 27, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas
    Walker seizes Texas Open lead AFP News - Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Local favorite Jimmy Walker fired a five-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the US PGA Tour's Texas Open. Walker's six-under-par total of … More »Walker seizes Texas Open lead

    Jimmy Walker lines up a putt on the eighth hole during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on March 27, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas

    Local favorite Jimmy Walker fired a five-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the US PGA Tour's Texas Open. Walker's six-under-par total of 138 put him one in front of overnight leader Charley Hoffman, who posted an even-par 72 and was joined on 139 by Australian Aaron Baddeley, who shot a 71. …

  • Richie Ramsay hit a best-of-the-day 66 to join a four-way tie at the halfway stage of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco
    Ramsay joins leaders in Agadir AFP News - Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Richie Ramsay hit a best-of-the-day 66 to join a four-way tie at the halfway stage of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on Friday. The 31-year-old Scot produced six birdies … More »Ramsay joins leaders in Agadir

    Richie Ramsay hit a best-of-the-day 66 to join a four-way tie at the halfway stage of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco

    Richie Ramsay hit a best-of-the-day 66 to join a four-way tie at the halfway stage of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on Friday. The 31-year-old Scot produced six birdies to add to his first round 72 to join Australia's Richard Green, Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Welshman Oliver Farr on six-under-par 138 at Golf du …

  • Lee Mi-Rim of South Korea, seen in action during a golf tournament in Incheon, on October 17, 2014
    Flawless Lee Mi-Rim grabs LPGA Kia Classic lead AFP News - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim had seven birdies without a bogey in a seven-under par 65 to take a one-shot lead in the LPGA Kia Classic. Lee, who missed the course record … More »Flawless Lee Mi-Rim grabs LPGA Kia Classic lead

    Lee Mi-Rim of South Korea, seen in action during a golf tournament in Incheon, on October 17, 2014

    South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim had seven birdies without a bogey in a seven-under par 65 to take a one-shot lead in the LPGA Kia Classic. Lee, who missed the course record at Aviara Golf Club by one stroke, on Thursday birdied all four of the par-five holes, taking the lead with an eight-foot birdie putt at her 14th hole of …

  • Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a against compatriot Dania Gavrilova during Miami Open, at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida, on March 26, 2015
    Sharapova shocked by Gavrilova in Miami opening match AFP News - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    World number two Maria Sharapova crashed out of the Miami Open hardcourt tennis tournament, ambushed by 97th-ranked Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. Thursday's upset, … More »Sharapova shocked by Gavrilova in Miami opening match

    Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a against compatriot Dania Gavrilova during Miami Open, at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida, on March 26, 2015

    World number two Maria Sharapova crashed out of the Miami Open hardcourt tennis tournament, ambushed by 97th-ranked Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. Thursday's upset, biggest so far at the combined WTA and ATP Masters event, took one hour, 49 minutes and marked the worst defeat five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova has …

  • Charley Hoffman of the US tees off on the eighth hole during round one of the Valero Texas Open, at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course in San Antonio, on March 26, 2015
    Hoffman leads at wind-whipped PGA Texas Open AFP News - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Charley Hoffman fired five birdies in a five-under par 67 to take the lead by one shot after the wind-whipped first round of the US PGA Tour Texas Open. Australia's … More »Hoffman leads at wind-whipped PGA Texas Open

    Charley Hoffman of the US tees off on the eighth hole during round one of the Valero Texas Open, at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course in San Antonio, on March 26, 2015

    Charley Hoffman fired five birdies in a five-under par 67 to take the lead by one shot after the wind-whipped first round of the US PGA Tour Texas Open. Australia's Aaron Baddeley on Thursday also had five birdies with one bogey in a four-under 68 at TPC San Antonio. He was one stroke in front of American Max Homa, who …

  • Spieth on a roll on the eve of Masters MB - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Spieth shared second with Jonas Blixt at Augusta National last year while Bubba Watson won his second green jacket in three tries, but the 21-year-old Texan feels like … More »Spieth on a roll on the eve of Masters

    Spieth shared second with Jonas Blixt at Augusta National last year while Bubba Watson won his second green jacket in three tries, but the 21-year-old Texan feels like he’s in a better position entering this year’s Masters than in 2014. “All-in-all very confident about where I’m at going in,” Spieth said Wednesday. I …