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    Golf-Cook leads by three as he chases first PGA victory

    Rookie Austin Cook edged closer to his maiden PGA Tour title after firing a third-round four-under-par 66 for a three-stroke lead at the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, on Saturday. The 26-year-old collected his first bogey of the week but picked up five birdies at the Seaside course to reach 18

  • Goffin stuns Federer to set up London final against Dimitrov
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    Goffin stuns Federer to set up London final against Dimitrov

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - As if clocking up a first victory over Rafael Nadal was not enough, David Goffin continued breaking new ground by stunning Roger Federer at the ATP Finals on Saturday to claim the biggest win of his career and reach the final. Dimitrov, who will end the year at three

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    Golf-U.S. PGA Tour RSM Classic scores

    Nov 18 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour RSM Classic on Saturday in Sea Island, Georgia -18 Austin Cook (U.S.) 66 62 66 -15 Chris Kirk (U.S.) 63 70 64 -14 Brian Gay (U.S.) 65 64 69 -13 J.J. Spaun (U.S.) 67 70 62 -12 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 67 68 65 -11 Andrew Landry (U.S.) 70 64 67 Vaughn Taylor

  • Federer expects great things from returning trio
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    Federer expects great things from returning trio

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer expects great things from the likes of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray when they return from long injury layoffs at the start of next season. Swiss maestro Federer took the second half of 2016 off to fully recover from a knee and back

  • Seahawks' Chancellor injured, expected to miss rest of season
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    Seahawks' Chancellor injured, expected to miss rest of season

    (The Sports Xchange) - Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a neck injury, according to multiple reports Saturday. The news comes after the team lost star cornerback Richard Sherman to a torn Achilles in last week's "Thursday Night

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    Golf-Rose has edge on Fleetwood ahead of final day in Race to Dubai

    Just two shots separated Britons Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood after both players posted near-perfect third-round 65s on Saturday to set up a final-day shootout in the Race to Dubai. Rose continues to enjoy the edge, leading the DP World Tour Championship on 15 under par by one shot from South Africa

  • Lonzo Ball may have violated NBA Fight Club rules by abandoning a scuffle with the Phoenix Suns
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    Lonzo Ball may have violated NBA Fight Club rules by abandoning a scuffle with the Phoenix Suns

    The NBA has its own Fight Club rules. Nobody throws live punches in Fight Club. (C’mon Bobby Portis.) Don’t accidentally club your own teammates (looking at you, Kelly Oubre), don’t leave the bench to get a cheap shot in or break up a fight and nobody walks away from a team scuffle (more on that later

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    Weightlifting: Suleymanoglu, the 'Pocket Hercules', dies at 50

    (Reuters) - Former Olympic and world weightlifting champion Naim Suleymanoglu, one of the sport's most successful athletes, has died aged 50 in a hospital in Istanbul, officials said on Saturday. Suleymanoglu, known as the "Pocket Hercules" due to his short height of 1.47 meters, recently

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    Golf-European Tour World Tour Championship scores

    Nov 18 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour World Tour Championship at the par-72 course on Saturday in Dubai -15 Justin Rose (Britain) 66 70 65 -14 Jon Rahm (Spain) 69 68 65 Dylan Frittelli (South Africa) 71 68 63 -13 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 69 67 67 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 73 65 65

  • Golf: Koepka blitzes Phoenix to extend Dunlop lead
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    Golf: Koepka blitzes Phoenix to extend Dunlop lead

    Defending champion Brooks Koepka will take a four-stroke lead into the final day of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament after firing a sizzling seven-under-par 64 in the third round on Saturday. The U.S. Open champion mixed eight birdies with a single bogey at Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki to move to 16

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    Golf-Koepka blitzes Phoenix to extend Dunlop lead

    Defending champion Brooks Koepka will take a four-stroke lead into the final day of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament after firing a sizzling seven-under-par 64 in the third round on Saturday. The U.S. Open champion mixed eight birdies with a single bogey at Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki to move to 16

  • Highlights of Friday's NBA games
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    Highlights of Friday's NBA games

    (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games: Spurs 104, Thunder 101 LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, the final two on a crucial basket in the last minute, as the San Antonio Spurs roared back from a ragged beginning to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Cavs' Rose to miss up to three weeks with ankle sprain
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    Cavs' Rose to miss up to three weeks with ankle sprain

    (Reuters) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose could be out for three more weeks as he treats a sprained left ankle, the team said on Friday. Rose has missed the last five games with the injury which he sustained on Oct. 20. He returned briefly before he was sidelined again. The former league MVP

  • Clint Capela is about to get a whole bag of money thrown his way
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    Clint Capela is about to get a whole bag of money thrown his way

    Houston Rockets center Clint Capela is delivering on his potential. Next summer it will be incumbent on Houston to return the favor. Clint Capela has barely scratched the limit of his potential or his financial ceiling.

  • National Football League roundup
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    National Football League roundup

    (The Sports Xchange) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension negotiations will be discussed Dec. 13 during an owners-only session at the league's meetings in Irving, Texas. The decision to conduct a discussion at the meetings comes on the heels of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

  • Park takes three-stroke lead at CME Group Tour Championship
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    Park takes three-stroke lead at CME Group Tour Championship

    (The Sports Xchange) - Park Sung-hyun put herself in position for a number of year-end honors with her performance on Friday. The 24-year-old South Korean shot a second-round 65 at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, to give her a two-day total of 12-under-par 132 and a three-shot lead at the

  • Rookie Cook takes lead at RSM Classic
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    Rookie Cook takes lead at RSM Classic

    (Reuters) - PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shot an eight-under-par 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Brian Gay in the second round of the RSM Classic on Friday. The 26-year-old sank a six-foot putt at his final hole for his eighth birdie of the day to finish on 14-under overall at the Sea Island Golf Club

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    National Hockey League roundup

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Columbus Blue Jackets signed right winger Cam Atkinson to a seven-year, $41.125 million contract extension that will run through the 2024-25 season. The contract has an average annual value of $5.875 million, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Friday. Atkinson, 28

  • Patrick to race Daytona, Indy 500s before retiring
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    Patrick to race Daytona, Indy 500s before retiring

    Danica Patrick will drive in the Daytona and Indianapolis 500s next year before retiring, the world's most recognizable and successful female driver said on Friday. Patrick, the only woman to win an IndyCar race and to start from pole at the Daytona 500, announced her decision ahead of the NASCAR

  • How Brandon Paul discovered the San Antonio Spurs were signing him
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    How Brandon Paul discovered the San Antonio Spurs were signing him

    Brandon Paul has carved out a niche role off the Spurs bench. Brandon Paul is the newest incarnation of San Antonio’s Stephen Jackson model as an obscure, undrafted journeyman or reserve, forged in the fires of off-the-beaten path lower-level leagues and who’s path to an NBA rotation was rife with obstacles

  • Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time
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    Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time

    Andy Murray has mutually agreed to end his relationship with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time, the British former world number one said on Friday. Murray was coached by Lendl from 2011-14 before he rejoined his team in June last year, helping Murray capture his second Wimbledon title and his second

  • Federer awaits after Goffin completes unusual semi-final cast
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    Federer awaits after Goffin completes unusual semi-final cast

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - At the start of the year there would have been long odds on Jack Sock, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin earning enough points to qualify for the ATP Finals, let alone reaching the last four. Belgian Goffin completed that trio, however, on Friday when he recovered

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    Subdued Thiem could learn from Sock's fun approach

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Dominic Thiem might want to take a leaf out of Jack Sock's book when he sits down to ponder a disappointing end to his year. While Sock played with a smile and on his face and some sparkle on his racket strings to reach this weekend's last four of the ATP

  • Isaiah Thomas: Taking out the Celtics in the playoffs with the Cavs 'would be lovely'
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    Isaiah Thomas: Taking out the Celtics in the playoffs with the Cavs 'would be lovely'

    After being shipped out of Boston, Isaiah Thomas hopes to get the chance to cross paths with the Celtics in the postseason.

  • Kevin Durant on his Thunder jersey No. 35: 'That thing's going to be in the rafters'
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    Kevin Durant on his Thunder jersey No. 35: 'That thing's going to be in the rafters'

    Will the Oklahoma City Thunder retire Kevin Durant's number? Should No. 35 be raised to the Chesapeake Energy Arena rafters?