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Jul 25, 2014

Lakers close to naming Scott as coach: reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three months after coach Mike D’Antoni resigned, the struggling Los Angeles Lakers are expected to offer former player Byron Scott the job, multiple media outlets reported on Friday.

According to ESPN and the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have begun contract negotiations with Scott and are likely to reach an agreement within the next few days.

Jul 4, 2014

Kaymer’s composure a major trump card, says Levet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Coolness under pressure, a strong work ethic and never-say-die attitude makes Germany’s Martin Kaymer one of the favorites for this month’s British Open, according to Frenchman Thomas Levet.

Kaymer will go into the year’s third major at Hoylake with his status considerably elevated after his remarkable eight-shot victory at the Pinehurst U.S. Open last month but it is his unflappable temperament that stands out most of all for Levet.

Jun 16, 2014

‘Germanator’ Kaymer adds luster to already lofty status

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer’s astonishing dominance at the U.S. Open, on a challenging Pinehurst layout where only two other players finished under par, left his rivals purring in admiration.

More significantly, the German’s eight-stroke victory at the year’s second major has elevated him into elite company, and one can only wonder how much more the ultra-talented, hard-working Kaymer will achieve by the time his career is over.

Jun 16, 2014

Golf-’Germanator’ Kaymer adds lustre to already lofty status

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 16 (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer’s astonishing dominance at the U.S. Open, on a challenging Pinehurst layout where only two other players finished under par, left his rivals purring in admiration.

More significantly, the German’s eight-stroke victory at the year’s second major has elevated him into elite company, and one can only wonder how much more the ultra-talented, hard-working Kaymer will achieve by the time his career is over.

Jun 16, 2014

Fowler delight after further major progress at Pinehurst

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Rickie Fowler ended up a distant eight shots behind runaway champion Martin Kaymer at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort on Sunday but was thrilled with a tie for second, his best finish at a major.

Heading into this year, young gun Fowler had made a top priority of the four majors and midway through his 2014 campaign it is a case of so far, so good as he started off with joint fifth place in the Masters at Augusta National in April.

Jun 16, 2014

Factbox: U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Factbox on Germany’s Martin Kaymer who won his second major title with an eight-shot victory at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina on Sunday:

* Born Dec. 28, 1984, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

MAGICAL 59

* Turned professional in 2005, and shot a 59 on the Satellite EPD Tour before joining the European Challenge Tour in 2006 where he triumphed twice.

Jun 16, 2014

Golf-U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 15 (Reuters) – Factbox on Germany’s Martin Kaymer who won his second major title with an eight-shot victory at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina on Sunday:

* Born Dec. 28, 1984, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

MAGICAL 59

* Turned professional in 2005, and shot a 59 on the Satellite EPD Tour before joining the European Challenge Tour in 2006 where he triumphed twice.

Jun 16, 2014

Golf-Kaymer romps to eight-shot win at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s Martin Kaymer, ice-cool in hot conditions, coasted to his second major victory by eight shots with a commanding performance in Sunday’s final round at the U.S. Open.

Five ahead at the start of another humid day at Pinehurst Resort, the 29-year-old from Dusseldorf left his closest pursuers trailing in his wake as he closed with a one-under-par 69 on the challenging No. 2 Course.

Jun 15, 2014

Bradley celebrates strong U.S. Open finish with Cup in mind

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – American Keegan Bradley ended the U.S. Open on an emotional high on Sunday after putting himself under self-imposed pressure to shine with this year’s Ryder Cup uppermost in his mind.

Bradley, an inspirational figure for his team with his livewire approach as a Ryder Cup rookie in 2012 on the outskirts of Chicago, signed off with a three-under-par 67 in the final round at Pinehurst Resort to secure a top-10 finish.

Jun 15, 2014

Golf-Kaymer six ahead with nine holes left at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s Martin Kaymer, ice-cool in sweltering heat, moved closer to his second major victory by stretching his overnight lead to six shots midway through Sunday’s final round at the U.S. Open.

Five ahead at the start of another humid day at Pinehurst Resort, the 29-year-old from Dusseldorf mixed two birdies with a lone bogey to reach the turn in one-under-par 34.