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Sean Knapp beats Paul Simson to win U.S. Senior Amateur without a birdie

MINNEAPOLIS — Sean Knapp won the U.S. Senior Amateur without making a birdie in a 2-and-1 victory over Paul Simson. Knapp pulled ahead for good on the 14th hole at The Minikahda Club when Simson missed the fairway and failed to convert a 15-footer for par. He went 2 up when Simson left a shot in the rough and took four shots to reach the 16th green, conceding Knapp’s par putt. Knapp, a 55-year-old from Oakmont, Pennsylvania, closed out the match with a 20-foot par putt on the 17th hole….

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Jose Uzcategui disqualification for punch at bell against Andre Dirrell upheld

The Maryland State Athletic Commission has upheld the controversial disqualification of super middleweight contender Jose Uzcategui in his vacant interim world title fight against Andre Dirrell on May 20 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. At a hearing to review the fight on Wednesday in Baltimore, the commission voted 3-1 — one commission member was absent — to uphold the ruling of referee Bill Clancy to disqualify Uzcategui for landing a punch virtually simultaneously with the bell ending the eighth round. Uzcategui drilled Dirrell with a three-punch…

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Tiger Woods says he has medical clearance to ‘start pitching’ golf balls

Tiger Woods is back — well, back to hitting golf balls, at least. On Thursday afternoon, Woods tweeted video of a slow-motion swing with a wedge, which was captioned: “Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching.” Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching pic.twitter.com/tboq1L3Xdn — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 31, 2017 The 14-time major champion hasn’t played a competitive round since January. After missing the entire 2016 campaign, he returned late last year with a promising T-15 result (in an 18-player field) at his own Hero World Challenge….

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Men’s second-round matches at National Tennis Center

NEW YORK — Roger Federer managed to pull out his second five-set victory in a row at the US Open, coming back to edge 101st-ranked Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. It was a much tougher test than might have been expected, considering that Federer entered the match 16-0 against Youzhny and 16-0 in second-round matches at Flushing Meadows. Federer won five consecutive U.S. Open championships from 2004-08 and also was the runner-up twice, including two years ago. Roger Federer reacts during his five-set victory over…

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Ross Barkley: Everton midfielder rejects Chelsea move

Ross Barkley has turned down a move to Premier League champions Chelsea in order to stay at Everton, according to the club’s majority shareholder. Farhad Moshiri said the club had accepted a bid and Barkley had agreed personal terms, before changing his mind after passing a medical. Everton had initially rejected a £25m offer from Chelsea for the 23-year-old England midfielder on Wednesday. “It is a big surprise but that is football,” Moshiri told Sky Sports. More to follow. Source link

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Chicago Cubs will host first regular-season Friday night game in Wrigley Field history

CHICAGO — The Cubs will host a rare Friday night game on Sept. 8 against the Milwaukee Brewers, after getting permission from the city of Chicago, in order to accommodate a busy travel schedule. The game between the first-place Cubs and second-place Brewers was originally scheduled for 1:20 p.m. CT, but the Cubs were given permission based on playing the night before in Pittsburgh, then needing to travel home. This will be the first regular-season night game the team has ever hosted on Friday as neighborhood restrictions limit the Cubs…

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T20 Blast: Title always Glamorgan’s target says coach Croft

T20 Blast semi-final: Glamorgan v Birmingham Bears Date: Saturday, 2 September Time: 11:00 BST Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham Coverage: Commentaries on BBC Sport website from BBC Wales, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and BBC Radio 5 live; text and video updates on BBC Sport website Glamorgan coach Robert Croft says his side have targeted winning the T20 Blast since early in their campaign. The Welsh county take on hosts Birmingham Bears in the first semi-final at Edgbaston. “From very early on, we talked about winning the competition, not a home quarter-final or…

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Justin Gaethje discusses TUF, potential fights with Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson

Just one fight into his UFC career, Justin Gaethje‘s stock is already sky-high. The Colorado-based lightweight produced a thrilling TKO over Michael Johnson in his promotional debut this summer. Which mistakes do top MMA trainers wish they could have back? Brett Okamoto spoke to 14 coaches for their biggest professional regret. Jon Jones could be out for a long time due to suspension. Ronda Rousey may not fight again. Conor McGregor just made nine-figures and does not have another MMA fight set. What UFC fighter could emerge as the company’s…

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IBF orders Sergey Lipinets to face Akihiro Kondo for vacant junior welterweight title

One day after Terence Crawford vacated one of his junior welterweight world titles, only 11 days after becoming the undisputed world champion, the fight to fill the vacancy was ordered. The IBF on Thursday announced that it has ordered Sergey Lipinets — who loomed as one of Crawford’s mandatory challengers in a fight due immediately — to face Akihiro Kondo, the organization’s next leading contender. According to the sanctioning body, both boxers have indicated in writing that they are willing to participate in the bout, and it ordered negotiations to…

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Police to have decision on Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry soon

Police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Thursday discussed the evidence in the alleged domestic violence case against Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry and expect to decide in the next week whether charges will be filed, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Authorities reviewed video evidence Thursday, the source said. They discussed the domestic matter with Landry’s girlfriend last week. Landry’s girlfriend, Estrella Cerqueira, released a statement in early August via a publicist to NFL Network, saying that she had a vocal disagreement with Landry in March and that police were…

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