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Thomas picks the right major at the right time to win

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) The son and grandson of golf professionals, Justin Thomas couldn’t think of a better major to win than the PGA Championship. And at age 24, he couldn’t think of a better time. Youth is taking over the highest level of golf, and there were times Thomas felt left behind. Rory McIlroy already had four majors when ...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Justin Thomas emerged from the shadow of a longtime friend and won the PGA Championship to take his place among the young elite in golf. With two big breaks to start the back nine, a chip-in for birdie and a 7-iron that soared over the water to a peninsula green, Thomas closed with a 3-under 68 and ...

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Local NASA scientist to lead baseball game delay during solar eclipse

WASHINGTON — You’re allowed to be jealous of the local NASA scientist who is going to Oregon for next week’s solar eclipse. During a convergence of his great loves, Noah Petro will officiate the nation’s first baseball eclipse game delay. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center geologist Noah Petro is exci… Baseball News PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT ...

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U.S. Amateur stroke play: Nine groups to watch

Dylan Meyer, Collin Morikawa, Scott Gregory (Monday, Bel Air, No. 10, 7:21 a.m.; Tuesday, Riviera, No. 1, 12:36 p.m.)          The players ranked Nos. 4-6 in the WAGR comprise this group. The bespectacled Meyer (No. 4) rode his deft short game to victory at the 2016 Western Amateur and to the quarterfinals of last year’s U.S. Amateur. Morikawa (No. 5) grew ...

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Centennials' Billaney, Albrecht go out as provincial baseball champions

Corey Billaney and Ryan Albrecht couldn’t have asked for a better ending to their careers as a baseball players. The pair went out as champions as the Boissevain Centennials knocked off the Morden Mohawks 4-3 in the provincial senior AA baseball championship final on Sunday in Neepawa. Boissevain didn’t make it easy on itself during the tournament. The Centennials finished ...

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The Brain Cancer That Keeps Killing Baseball Players

Jeré Longman ON BASEBALL PHILADELPHIA — Since Darren Daulton succumbed to brain cancer on Aug. 6, heartfelt tributes have honored the way he led a raucous Phillies team to the World Ser… Baseball News PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

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Behind Bridwell, Halos sweep, keep WC spot

“We swung the bats pretty consistently all series and it comes down to holding leads, but there’s not just one thing,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “You have to play good baseball. A couple of these games could have easily swung the other way. Our bullpen did a great job. I think we’re playing with some consistency.” With Sunday’s outing, ...

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