NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez homered on the first pitch he saw on Friday to become the 29th Major League Baseball player with 3,000 hits.
The Yankee Stadium crowd rose up to applaud Rodriguez as he came to the plate in the first inning.
HARRISON, New York (Reuters) – Park In-bee accomplished a great deal in winning the Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday, a victory that put her name atop the list of Korean major winners.
The five-stroke triumph at the venerable Westchester Country Club gave the 26-year-old Park six in her career, eclipsing the total of five claimed by pioneering Pak Se-ri.
HARRISON, New York (Reuters) – Park In-bee closed with a superbly solid 68 to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship by five shots on Sunday as her closest rival took a roller coaster ride at the undulating Westchester Country Club.
Park was impeccable in claiming her sixth major, running a bogey-free streak to a remarkable 56 holes as she finished at a tournament record-matching 19 under par with a 273 total to beat fellow South Korean Kim Sei-young, who shot 71 for 278.
HARRISON, New York (Reuters) – Two-time champion Park In-bee birdied the last two holes to overtake fellow South Korean Kim Sei-young and seize a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Saturday.
Park rolled in a pair of four-foot birdies to finish a bogey-free 66 for a 54-hole total of 14-under 205 at the second women’s major of the season being played at Westchester Country Club in a suburb north of New York City.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Usain Bolt thought he was primed to run a strong 200 meters at the Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday.
Instead, he ran his “worst turn ever” and barely won with a tedious time of 20.29 that left the Jamaican bewildered with his continuing poor form as he tries to find his former speed in time for the world championships in August.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A baffled Usain Bolt ran his worst turn ever as he barely won the 200 meters at the Adidas Grand Prix meet in a sluggish 20.29 seconds on a warm, windy day at Randall’s Island on Saturday.
Bolt was running into a stiff headwind of 2.8 meters per second that surely affected his time, but the six-time Olympic gold medal winner was bewildered by his sub-standard turn.
HARRISON, New York (Reuters) – World number one Lydia Ko missed her first cut in a professional tournament as Kim Sei-young eagled the par-five 15th and seized a one-stroke lead after 36 holes of the Women’s PGA Championship on Friday.
Ko’s astonishing run of making 53 consecutive cuts ended when she shot a three-over 76 in the second round.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Usain Bolt has two main goals still to achieve in his brilliant sprinting career and may offer a peak of his progress toward one of them at the Adidas Grand Prix athletics meet on Saturday.
Bolt is running the 200 meters at Randall’s Island, the distance he is focusing on in a quest to smash his own world record of 19.19 and break the 19-second barrier.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Usain Bolt says he is not yet ready for a duel with Justin Gatlin but is looking forward to silencing the confident American in a Beijing sprint “explosion” at the world championships in August.
While the Jamaican has eased into the season after an injury-disrupted 2014, Gatlin has set the fastest times of the year in both sprints and declared himself the “man to beat”.
RYE, New York (Reuters) – South Korea’s unheralded Jenny Shin upstaged the biggest names in the women’s game as she eagled the par-five 15th on the way to a one-shot lead in the opening round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Thursday.
Shin, who has recorded just two top-10s on the LPGA Tour this season, fired a flawless seven-under 66 to vault to the top of the leaderboard on a hot, humid day at Westchester Country Club.