Tag Archives: 2017

Team USA set to defend Solheim Cup title (Aug 17, 2017)

A roster of some of the best players from the United States and Europe will square off beginning Friday in the 15th edition of the Solheim Cup, women’s professional golf’s answer to the Ryder Cup, with the American team looking to hold onto the title they forged with a final-day charge in 2015 in Germany. The event will be held ...

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Kiwi Daniel Pearce leads Fiji International after 1st round (Aug 17, 2017)

NATADOLA BAY, Fiji (AP) New Zealand’s Daniel Pearce shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the wind-swept Fiji International. Compatriot Ben Campbell and Australian Daniel Valente shared second place on the Natadola Bay course at Sigatoka. Gavin Green of Malaysia was among four golfers tied for fourth with 68s. Local favorite Vijay ...

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Red-hot Rangers host weary White Sox (Aug 17, 2017)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Considering the Chicago White Sox just finished getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the best team in baseball, a four-game set against the Texas Rangers starting Thursday will represent a reprieve. Right? Maybe not. The Rangers are one of the hottest teams in the American League, winners of six of their past seven games. In a ...

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Cubs' Lester looks to stay hot versus Reds (Aug 17, 2017)

CHICAGO — Jon Lester hopes to resume a positive post-All-Star break run as the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds wrap up a four-game series at Wrigley Field on Thursday. Lester (8-7, 3.99 ERA) is 3-1 with a 3.26 ERA in six starts since the break with one blip — allowing four runs (three earned) and seven hits over six innings ...

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Puig's double in 9th lifts Dodgers past White Sox 5-4 (Aug 16, 2017)

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasiel Puig’s two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night for their second comeback win in as many games. Puig sent a 3-2 pitch from Jake Petricka (1-1) into center field, scoring Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes. The victory salvaged the much-anticipated ...

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Cardinals, Pirates look to keep pressure on Cubs (Aug 17, 2017)

PITTSBURGH — Two teams scrambling to make headway in the National League Central will clash when the St. Louis Cardinals open a four-game set Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neither is coming in hot, unless it’s maybe hot under the collar. St. Louis (61-59) blew a two-run lead in the ninth — an inning that included Cardinals manager Mike Matheny ...

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