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Aug 25, 2015

Golf-Not a major, but FedExCup sure puts food on table – Spieth

EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 25 (Reuters) – By the tender age of 22, Jordan Spieth has already accomplished some lifelong goals — namely winning the Masters and achieving the world number one ranking in golf.

The next challenge facing the precocious American is parlaying his top position in the FedExCup standings into victory in the four-event playoff series that culminates with the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Aug 1, 2015

Game on as trade dust settles ahead of playoff drive

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Now that the dust has settled after a frenzied flurry of Major League Baseball deadline deals, it is game on for playoff drives.

Division leaders Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros showed they were all in by adding critical pieces, while contenders including the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets made bold improvements for the last two months of the regular season.

Jul 23, 2015

League and GE announce prize-winning concussion research

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Six innovative studies on identifying concussions, the severity of brain trauma injuries and speed of the healing process have been named winners of the GE & NFL Head Health Challenge.

Some practical applications from the researchers, who each received a $500,000 award to advance their work, could be seen within the next two years, said Jeff Miller, the NFL senior vice president of the league’s Health and Safety Policy.

Jul 13, 2015

Golf – Scolding pays off for new U.S. Open champion Chun

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The golf coach resorted to scolding his prized pupil, a putting lesson was finally learned, and on Sunday a beaming Chun In-gee was hugging the silver trophy as U.S. Women’s Open champion.

It was an uncharacteristic moment in the relationship between 20-year-old Chun and Park Won, who often preaches having fun. But it was an important step in the building of South Korea’s latest major winner.

Jul 13, 2015

Scolding pays off for new U.S. Open champion Chun

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The golf coach resorted to scolding his prized pupil, a putting lesson was finally learned, and on Sunday a beaming Chun In-gee was hugging the silver trophy as U.S. Women’s Open champion.

It was an uncharacteristic moment in the relationship between 20-year-old Chun and Park Won, who often preaches having fun. But it was an important step in the building of South Korea’s latest major winner.

Jul 13, 2015

South Korean Chun wins U.S. Women’s Open thriller

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Young South Korean Chun In-gee showed championship maturity on Sunday as she won the U.S. Women’s Open in a thrilling finish at Lancaster Country Club on Sunday for her first major title.

The 20-year-old Chun, a seven-times career winner on the LPGA of Korea Tour playing her first U.S. Open, shot a brilliant four-under-par 66 in the final round for an eight-under total and a one-stroke victory over compatriot Amy Yang (71).

Jul 12, 2015

South Korean Chun wins thrilling U.S. Women’s Open finish

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Young South Korean Chun In-gee won the U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club on Sunday for her first major championship title in an exciting finish over the final holes.

The 20-year-old Chun, a seven-times winner on the LPGA of Korea Tour playing in her first U.S. Open, shot a brilliant four-under-par 66 in the final round to finish on eight-under 272 for a one-stroke victory over compatriot Amy Yang (71).

Jul 12, 2015

Golf – A happy dog and lasagna keys to preparing for final round

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The leading contenders heading into the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf championship knew just how they would defuse the pressure and calm their nerves ahead of Sunday’s climax.

Leader Amy Yang looked forward to the unconditional love of her dog Bori, while second-placed Stacy Lewis was gearing up for a plate of her mother’s lasagna and some card games.

Jul 12, 2015

A happy dog and lasagna keys to preparing for final round

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The leading contenders heading into the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf championship knew just how they would defuse the pressure and calm their nerves ahead of Sunday’s climax.

Leader Amy Yang looked forward to the unconditional love of her dog Bori, while second-placed Stacy Lewis was gearing up for a plate of her mother’s lasagna and some card games.

Jul 11, 2015

Golf-Yang retains three-shot lead at U.S. Women’s Open

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, July 11 (Reuters) – Amy Yang of South Korea fought off a late challenge by Stacy Lewis to retain a three-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club.

The 24-year-old Yang shot a one-under 69 for a 54-hole total of eight-under-par 202, while world number three Lewis’s 69 left her at five under par for the championship.