Flintshire ruled out of King George - Andre Fabre's Flintshire misses Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot with a high temperature. Welsh day two at Commonwealth Games - Owain Doull will race for bronze in the 4000m individual pursuit on Friday evening but there is disappointment for Elinor Barker. Pooley excited by Paris La Course race - Briton Emma Pooley wants Sunday's one-day La Course in Paris to be the precursor to resurrecting the women's Tour de France. England beat Wales in netball opener - England begin their Commonwealth Games netball campaign with a 65-25 win against Wales in Pool B. Team Sky keen to retain Wiggins - Judo cost worth it, say Renicks - Commonwealth champions Kimberley and Louise Renicks say their £25,000 investment in judo has been hard but worth it. Sexism 'puts women off sports' - A report by MPs suggests a lack of female participation in sport has long-term health and social consequences. Azerbaijan to hold Formula 1 race - Azerbaijan will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2016, the former Soviet state has announced. Jadeja fined over Anderson incident - India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson. Welsh athlete Williams suspended - Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams is out of the Commonwealth Games after being charged with an anti-doping violation.

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Cindy Ha advances in US Girls' Junior (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 25, 2014, 2:16 am]
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Cindy Ha beat qualifying medalist Angel Yin 2 and 1 on Thursday at Forest Highlands to reach the U.S. Girls' Junior quarterfinals.

James shoots record 63 in Canadian Women's Amateur (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 25, 2014, 12:59 am]
WOODSTOCK, Ontario (AP) -- North Carolina State senior Augusta James broke the Canadian Women's Amateur record and course mark Thursday with an 8-under 63 to take a six-stroke lead into the final round.

Petrovic, Putnam share Canadian Open lead (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 25, 2014, 12:32 am]
Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal. The 47-year-old Petrovic was the last player to get in the field, grabbing a spot when Benjamin Alvarado withdrew Tuesday. ''I didn't set my expectations high because I got in late, so this was kind of my practice round,'' Petrovic said. He won his lone PGA Tour title in New Orleans in 2005.

Stanley back in form to contend in Canada (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 25, 2014, 12:14 am]
(Reuters) - Kyle Stanley has endured a frustrating 2013-14 PGA Tour season with 11 missed cuts in 25 starts but hinted at better things to come as he surged into contention for the Canadian Open in Montreal on Thursday before being overtaken late in the day by Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic. Though Stanley failed to maintain momentum on his homeward nine after racing to the turn in an electrifying five-under 30, he ended a glorious, sun-splashed day one stroke off the pace set by his compatriots Putnam and Petrovic. Putnam, a journeyman who has bounced between the PGA Tour and the lower-tier circuits over the past decade, got to six under with four birdies in his last four holes. Stanley, whose only PGA Tour victory came at the 2012 Phoenix Open, was thrilled to see significant improvement in his game around and on the greens after toiling for much of this season.

Trip Tips: Controversy is par for the course at Trump's Scots resort (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:26 pm]
By Spencer Anderson BALMEDIE Scotland (Reuters) - Just about everyone, including people who don't care about golf, knows that American mogul Donald Trump, sometimes known as "The Donald" as if there were no other, owns a course in Scotland. Before visiting with a golfing buddy, I knew of the controversies - environmentalists had opposed it when Trump bought the land in 2006, some landowners refused to sell. More recently, Trump scrapped plans to invest more at his site near Aberdeen, because he opposed plans for a wind farm nearby. The driveway feels like an entrance to an American golf resort - long, single lane, empty fields, quiet, clear that you are headed somewhere secluded and nice.

Horsfield, Crocker reach US Junior quarterfinals (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:26 pm]
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Qualifying medalists Sam Horsfield and Sean Crocker each won two matches Thursday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at The Club at Carlton Woods.

Putnam, Petrovic share Canadian Open lead (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:22 pm]
MONTREAL (AP) -- Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal.

Couple gets married at toughest hole on golf course (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 9:15 pm]
On July 14, Keith and Sandy (Hurt) Lemon were married on the ninth hole of the Fostoria Country Club in Fostoria, Ohio. It was a simple wedding, attended by immediate family followed by a reception at the local Bob Evans. So what made the happy couple decide to choose the ninth hole as the spot where they wanted to get married? The idea all spawned from a round at the course before the wedding.

Jack Nicklaus likes Rory McIlroy's swagger as much as his swing (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 8:54 pm]
When Rory McIlroy captured his third major at the Open Championship last week, he earned a lot of comparisons with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, both of whom also were piling up majors at the age of 25. So perhaps it's not surprising that Nicklaus sees a little bit of himself when he looks at McIlroy these days. "I certainly don't have any criticism of Rory by any means," Nicklaus said during a wide-ranging news conference on Thursday.

Jarrod Lyle opens with 67 in US return (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 8:49 pm]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Jarrod Lyle shot a 4-under 67 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Midwest Classic, the Australian's first U.S. event since his second bout with leukemia.

Taiwan sweeps US in 1st day of International Crown (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 8:36 pm]
Yani Tseng made a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to give Taiwan a sweep of the top-seeded United States team Thursday in the opening round of the International Crown. Tseng and Phoebe Yao never trailed in a 1-up win over Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson. Earlier, Candie Kung and Teresa Lu beat Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr 4 and 3.

Stanley back in form to set pace in Canada (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 8:32 pm]
(Reuters) - Kyle Stanley has endured a frustrating 2013-14 PGA Tour season with 11 missed cuts in 25 starts but hinted at better things to come as he surged into an early one-shot lead at the Canadian Open in Montreal on Thursday. The 26-year-old American, whose short game has especially let him down this year, produced sparkling form with his putter as he racked up six birdies and a bogey in the opening round to shoot a five-under-par 65 on Royal Montreal's Blue Course. Though Stanley failed to maintain momentum on his homeward nine after racing to the turn in an electrifying five-under 30, he finished a stroke in front of six players, including his compatriots Nick Watney, Justin Hicks and Troy Merritt. South Korea's Charlie Wi and Australians Robert Allenby and Greg Chalmers also opened with 66s while American Brandt Snedeker launched his title defense with a 69.

Langer takes early Seniors Open lead [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 7:16 pm]
Bernhard Langer takes a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl.

Langer leads British Senior by 2 after 1st round (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 7:11 pm]
Bernhard Langer made a statement of intent when he opened with a 6-under-par 65 to take a two-stroke lead over American Bob Tway in the British Senior Open at a sweltering Royal Porthcawl on Thursday. Langer, who threw away a two-stroke lead on the final hole at Royal Birkdale last year and then was beaten for the title in a playoff, was out in a best-of-the-day 31.

Jack Nicklaus would pick Tiger Woods for the U.S. Ryder Cup team (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 6:56 pm]
If you were the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, would you pick Tiger Woods? Jack Nicklaus certainly would. During a wide-ranging press conference on July 24, the Golden Bear was asked flat-out if he could see Woods being on the U.S. team at Gleneagles in September. If Tiger wants to play, I would certainly choose him," Nicklaus said.

Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 6:39 pm]
The Dick's Sporting Goods chain has laid off 478 Professional Golfers' Association teaching pros months after the company reported that sales of golf gear are dwindling. Based in the Pittsburgh suburb of Findlay Township, Dick's operates more than 500 stores nationwide, most under the Dick's name. Those stores sell golf equipment as do 79 stores the chain operates under the Golf Galaxy name. Dick's still employs PGA pros at its Golf Galaxy stores, but not at Dick's locations.

Horsey takes 1-stroke lead at Russian Open (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 4:01 pm]
David Horsey birdied four of his final six holes Thursday for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead in the first round of the Russian Open. Former French Open tennis champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov, one of 10 Russians in the field, shot an 11-over 83 with one birdie, six bogeys and three double-bogeys. Horsey has four top-10 finishes this season, including a share of ninth in last month's Lyoness Open in Austria. ''However, that comes with the territory when you bring in changes, but they're starting to bed in and I'm starting to get more comfortable.'' Scott Jamieson and Peter Whiteford (both 66) were tied for second at the Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club.

7 tied for early lead at Russian Open (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:07 am]
MOSCOW (AP) -- Sweden's Rikard Karlberg is among seven players tied for the lead with five under par 67s midway through the opening round of the Russian Open in Moscow.

five players watch rbc canadian open (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 10:31 pm]
Let's be honest and say that the RBC Canadian Open has a tough spot on the PGA Tour schedule -- immediately after the Open Championship and immediately before the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship. But let's also say this: The players in the field this week really want to be there as time is rapidly running out to nail down spots in the FedExCup playoffs. The Canadian Open returns this year to Montreal, where the very first Canadian Open was staged in 1904. ...

Horsfield, Crocker win at US Junior Amateur (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 10:14 pm]
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Qualifying medalists Sam Horsfield and Sean Crocker won their opening matches Wednesday in the U.S. Junior Amateur at The Club at Carlton Woods.







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