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Aug 30, 2015

Djokovic confident despite run-up losses to rivals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic lost to rivals Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the finals of U.S. Open warm-up events but the Serb insists those defeats have aided his preparations for the last grand slam of the season.

“Of course, I did want to win both in Canada (Montreal) and Cincinnati, but it didn’t happen,” the top-seeded Djokovic told reporters on Saturday at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 30, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic confident despite run-up losses to rivals

NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic lost to rivals Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the finals of U.S. Open warm-up events but the Serb insists those defeats have aided his preparations for the last grand slam of the season.

“Of course, I did want to win both in Canada (Montreal) and Cincinnati, but it didn’t happen,” the top-seeded Djokovic told reporters on Saturday at Flushing Meadows.

Aug 29, 2015

Golf-Bae makes charge ahead of military service date

EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Bae Sang-moon will soon be making about $130 per month in the South Korean military, but he is making the most of his remaining time on the PGA Tour with a rousing performance at The Barclays on Saturday.

Bae fired a seven-under-par 63 to share the third-round lead with PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia in the opening event of the four-tournament FedExCup playoffs, which pay the overall winner a $10 million prize.

Aug 29, 2015

Day, Bae share Barclays lead after three rounds

EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) – PGA Championship winner Jason Day and Bae Sang-moon of South Korea fired matching scores of seven-under 63 in a Saturday shootout to share the third-round lead at The Barclays.

Day and Bae stood on 11-under-par 199 after a warm, sunny day at the Donald Ross designed Plainfield Country Club course for a one-stroke lead over second-round leader Bubba Watson, who shot 67.

Aug 29, 2015

Phenom Finau keeps his irons in the fire at The Barclays

EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) – Tony Finau is the first player of Tongan and American Samoan descent to compete on the PGA Tour and the former fire knife dancer has been able to transfer his skills to a different kind of blade to compete at the highest level.

Finau’s rise from Salt Lake City poverty to golf’s premier tour is the stuff of Disney movie scripts but the strapping rookie is proving more fact than fiction as he stands one shot off the lead halfway through The Barclays.

Aug 28, 2015

Spieth misses Barclays cut, loses top ranking to McIlroy

EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) – Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth’s initial reign as world number one ended after two weeks when the 22-year-old American missed the cut at The Barclays on Friday.

Spieth added a three-over 73 that included a one-stroke penalty for stepping on his ball in a hazard to his opening 74 to finish five shots from the cut, which was set at two over par at Plainfield Country Club.

Aug 28, 2015

History-chasing Serena already best ever: analysts

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams is on the brink of a crowning achievement in tennis, but as far as several top analysts are concerned, the 33-year-old American has already established herself as the greatest women’s player ever.

Williams would become only the fourth woman to sweep all four grand slams in a season should she win a fourth consecutive U.S. Open title in the tournament starting on Monday.

Aug 28, 2015

Grand Slam question: Who can challenge Serena?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams has been vulnerable this grand slam season but unbeaten in the year’s first three major championships.

With the 33-year-old American looking to register the first Grand Slam in 27 years with a triumph at the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 U.S. Open, the question remains: Who can beat her?

Aug 28, 2015

Golf-Watson takes one-shot 36-hole lead at The Barclays

EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Two-times Masters champion Bubba Watson rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt at the last to claim a one-stroke lead after 36 holes of The Barclays on Friday, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs.

Watson snapped a five-way tie for the lead with the birdie that gave him a two-under-par 68 at Plainfield Country Club for a seven-under 133 total.

Aug 28, 2015

Tennis-Grand Slam question: Who can challenge Serena?

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Serena Williams has been vulnerable this grand slam season but unbeaten in the year’s first three major championships.

With the 33-year-old American looking to register the first Grand Slam in 27 years with a triumph at the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 U.S. Open, the question remains: Who can beat her?