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Column: Not exactly a united US team at Ryder Cup

Sep. 23, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

SHEYBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The video put out by the U.S. Ryder Cup media staff tried to say one thing. The body language from Brooks Koepka told a different story. Yes, he’s teammates for the week with Bryson DeChambeau and 10 other guys, charged with regaining the Ryder...

Americans champs at pingpong table, not so much Ryder Cup

Sep. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau was so excited about making the last Ryder Cup team that he went out and bought a new pingpong paddle to bring with him to France. Patrick Reed celebrated the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup win in Minnesota by playing table tennis with actor Bill Murray. ...

Family sells Va. billiards, trophy business after 118 years

Sep. 04, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Selden family has owned C.P. Dean Co. since 1903. But the company, which has been a fixture in the Richmond business community since 1886 selling billiards tables, game room equipment and making and engraving a wide range of trophies and awards,...

Home, speed, home: Newgarden set to tame Nashville streets

Aug. 06, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josef Newgarden kept his pingpong paddle nearby in a case while the hometown driver gave his latest promotional pitch on why IndyCar will be a smash hit in the Music City. The two-time IndyCar champ prepped for a final night of fun in his charity...

'Snakeman' looks to spread joys of table tennis beyond Games

Aug. 06, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Voice of Table Tennis, aka Snakeman, isn’t quite at the top of the sport he loves. Maybe three levels below the U.S. national team, he says. But Adam Bobrow is still very good, able to hang, for some rallies, at least, with the best. More importantly,...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

Georgia native Pete May is a national table-tennis champion

Jul. 31, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Pete May sat on the porch of his Augusta home in his signature look: a black cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses. May has traveled across the world in this look, slowly becoming one of the top athletes in his age group. May won the men’s singles ages...

Greek TV commentator fired for remark about SKorean athlete

Jul. 27, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A sports commentator in Greece who made an on-air remark about a South Korean athlete at the Tokyo Olympics that the station called racist has been fired, the country's state-run broadcaster said Tuesday. ERT television said it had ended its...

Olympics Latest: Japan upsets China in table tennis

Jul. 26, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Japan ended China’s overwhelming dominance in table...

Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England

Jul. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, supermarket shelves across England were looking a tad empty on Thursday. Unlike last year, the depleted supplies did not reflect consumers stockpiling basic goods in anticipation of a...