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No. 5 Duke holds off No. 1 Gonzaga for 84-81 victory

Nov. 27, 2021 02:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a town known for major championship fights, it seemed only fitting a long-anticipated 40-minute heavyweight bout between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 5 Duke take place in Las Vegas. Paolo Banchero scored 21 points to help Duke hold off a turnover-prone...

New variant hits sports just as they were nearing normality

Nov. 26, 2021 15:15 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Golf, cricket and rugby became the first major sports to be affected by the new COVID-19 variant on Friday, prompting fears of renewed travel restrictions and disrupted events just as they were returning to normal nearly two years into the pandemic. ...

2 Auburn students win $1 million bass fishing tournament

Nov. 26, 2021 10:29 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Two Auburn University students have won the $1 million first-place prize in the Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships. Logan Parks, a senior, and Tucker Smith, a sophomore, topped 350 teams in the three-day event...

LPGA Tour seizing on more sponsor interest in women's sports

Nov. 23, 2021 13:56 PM EST

Ten years ago, the LPGA Tour had eight players earn at least $1 million in the season. One indication of how much has changed is Nasa Hataoka. The 22-year-old from Japan earned more than $1 million from two runner-up finishes this year. They came at...

Column: One rivalry based on performance, another on words

Nov. 23, 2021 12:42 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Golf loves a good rivalry, and right now there would seem to be something for everyone, depending on tastes. One is based on performance and admiration. “Honestly, it was the ‘Jin Young Ko Show’ today. It was really cool to...

PGA Tour ups ante as prize money pushes toward $500 million

Nov. 22, 2021 17:31 PM EST

The PGA Tour is raising purses even higher in five of its biggest events, with two FedEx Cup playoff events now offering $15 million in a schedule that pushes prize money closer to the $500 million mark this year. The increases, which include $12 million purses in the...

Jin Young Ko delivers big finish to win LPGA player of year

Nov. 21, 2021 17:52 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The stakes were high and the odds would have seemed long to anyone but Jin Young Ko. Her only chance at LPGA player of the year was to win the CME Group Tour Championship. In her way was Nelly Korda, the No. 1 player in the world. If that wasn't...

Gooch sails to victory at Sea Island for 1st PGA Tour title

Nov. 21, 2021 17:21 PM EST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Talor Gooch was playing too well to get fazed by anything Sunday in the RSM Classic, and it paid off with his first PGA Tour title when he closed with a 6-under 64 for a three-shot victory at Sea Island. He was playing with two guys who...

Tiger Woods posts short video of him swinging a wedge

Nov. 21, 2021 14:54 PM EST

One swing, two words and three seconds of a video was all it took from Tiger Woods to get everyone talking Sunday about his future on the golf course. Woods had not made a public comment about injuries from his Feb. 23 car accident in Los Angeles since May, and he didn't...

Morikawa wins in Dubai, 1st American to be No 1 in Europe

Nov. 21, 2021 08:52 AM EST

British Open champion, Ryder Cup winner and now the first American to finish a season as the European Tour’s No. 1 player. It’s been quite the year for Collin Morikawa. The 24-year-old Californian demonstrated patience after a slow start and then...