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Europe captain Stenson playing PGA with eye on Ryder Cup

May. 18, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Henrik Stenson came to the PGA Championship trying to squeeze in an late-career bid for a second career major while keeping one eye focused on 2023 and a tournament half a world away. The 46-year-old from Sweden is Europe's captain for the next Ryder Cup in...

Djokovic responds to Alcaraz loss ahead of French Open

May. 15, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — That loss to Carlos Alcaraz seems to have motivated Novak Djokovic to step up his game. Just in time, too. A week after his defeat to the 19-year-old Alcaraz in Madrid, Djokovic won the Italian Open without dropping a set on Sunday for his first title of...

Record-breaking sunfish caught in Georgia's Satilla River

May. 14, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a redbreast sunfish caught in south Georgia breaks a 24-year-old state record. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Lester Roberts of Blackshear made the big catch May 7 on the Satilla River. He reeled in a redbreast sunfish...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 12, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. May 7, 2022. Editorial: Go vote, your representation in the government depends on it After all that time spent complaining, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is — go vote. Your representation for the next few years on the state and...

Nadal bounces back from loss to Alcaraz, beats Isner in Rome

May. 11, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Once is enough when it comes to beating Rafael Nadal on a clay court. Throughout his career, Nadal has never lost consecutive matches on his favorite surface and the Spaniard extended that perfect record on Wednesday by beating John Isner 6-3, 6-1 to reach the third...

Isner confident despite tall task vs. Nadal at Italian Open

May. 10, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — At 37, John Isner is just happy to be back on tour in Europe with his wife and three kids. No longer dreaming of a Grand Slam title, he’s trying to make the back end of his tennis career not seem “like such a job” and make it “fun.” Yet...

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol

May. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the majority of Russian forces that had been around the port city of Mariupol have left and headed north, leaving roughly the equivalent of two battalion tactical groups there, or about 2,000 troops. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 05, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. April 30, 2022. Editorial: To develop or not develop, that is the question It occasionally feels like we are our own worst enemy. We fuss and fret that we need housing, affordable preferably, and that we’d like to see more manufacturing jobs in...

Tourists, rejoice! Italy, Greece relax COVID-19 restrictions

May. 01, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — For travelers heading to Europe, summer vacations just got a whole lot easier. Italy and Greece relaxed some COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday before Europe's peak summer tourist season, in a sign that life was increasingly returning to normal. Greece’s...

Organizer says Djokovic cleared to play at Italian Open

Apr. 20, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Five-time champion Novak Djokovic can come to Rome and play at the Italian Open next month even if he is still not vaccinated against the coronavirus, the president of the Italian Tennis Federation said Wednesday. “The rules regarding players’ participation are...