Price 'takes care of business' as US reeled in
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:54:36 -0400
International captain Nick Price admitted Friday it had taken some tough talking in the team room to inspire his side to fight back on the second day of the Presidents Cup. "I had to take care of business last night after what I saw on the golf course yesterday," Price told reporters after his side won three of the five fourballs and halved another Friday to reduce the deficit to just a single point. Price admitted that 25-year-old New Zealander Danny Lee, who was born just a few kilometres away from the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, was too "strung out" with tension to play his best golf, despite winning his match with South Korea's Bae Sang-Moon who sunk a snaking 12-footer on the final green.
Internationals storm back in Presidents Cup
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:58:54 -0400
By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - The Internationals produced a stirring fightback on day two of the Presidents Cup, cutting the United States' lead to a single point, with South Korean Bae Sang-moon grabbing a crucial win for his team by holing a pressure-packed putt on the last. Trailing 4-1 from the opening day's foursomes, International skipper Nick Price needed a strong start in Friday's four-balls and got just that from Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen, who beat world number one Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson 4&3.
Golf-Internationals storm back in Presidents Cup
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:55:16 -0400
* US penalised after Mickelson infraction * Korean Bae birdies last for crucial win (Adds results, quotes) By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Internationals produced a stirring fightback on day two of the Presidents Cup, cutting the United States' lead to a single point, with South Korean Bae Sang-moon grabbing a crucial win for his team by holing a pressure-packed putt on the last. Trailing 4-1 from the opening day's foursomes, International skipper Nick Price needed a strong start in Friday's four-balls and got just that from Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen, who beat world number one Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson 4&3. More blue went on the board when Thongchai Jaidee and Charl Schwartzel beat Bill Haas and Chris Kirk 2&1, while Bae and New Zealander Danny Lee scored a thrilling victory over Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker on the 18th hole.
Home hero Bae at heart of International fightback
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:46:11 -0400
The International team lifted their mood with a stirring comeback on Friday at the Presidents Cup as home hero Bae Sang-Moon raised the roof with a final hole match-winning putt. The Internationals won three, lost one and halved one of the five fourballs to reduce the deficit to the United States to just one point after being 4-1 down overnight at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea. Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen had been the International team's lone winning pair on Thursday and on Friday they led off with a thumping 4 and 3 win against world number one Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson.
Presidents Cup controversy as US pair lose hole 'twice'
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:28:16 -0400
Confusion and controversy struck the Presidents Cup on Friday when Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson lost the seventh hole "twice" after being penalised in a baffling rules infringement. It turned out Mickelson had breached a little known match play rule which states you must play the entire round with the same brand and model of golf ball in fourballs and singles.
Dallas to unleash NFL bad-boy Hardy on Brady and Patriots
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:52:38 -0400
The Dallas Cowboys will unleash controversial new signing Greg Hardy against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday as they attempt to stop their injury-ravaged season from sliding into negative territory. The early optimism of the Cowboys' 2-0 start has been punctured by a devastating array of injuries which have sidelined quarterback Tony Romo, star receiver Dez Bryant, key linebacker Sean Lee and running back Lance Dunbar. The Cowboys have slipped to 2-2 since Romo's absence, a record most pundits expect to become 2-3 after Brady and the free-scoring Patriots' trip to Texas for week five's glamour match-up.
Spurned Johnson takes revenge on Texans
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:30:01 -0400
Wide receiver Andre Johnson came back to haunt his former team as the Indianapolis Colts won their third straight game with a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans. Johnson, who was released in the offseason after spending 12 seasons with the Texans, caught touchdown passes of four and two yards. The Colts (3-2) won their 16th straight intradivision game with their last lost in the division coming on December 2012 at Houston.
Golf-Internationals claw early point back at Presidents Cup
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:06:02 -0400
By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Internationals claimed a vital early point on the second day of the Presidents Cup with South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace beating world number one Jordan Spieth and U.S. partner Dustin Johnson 4&3. "Pricey had the idea to get us up in there because we had a good one yesterday and try to lead the whole team from the front," said Grace.
Golf-Chinese teenager Jin focussed on more amateur success
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:01:42 -0400
By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Amateur golfers in Asia-Pacific will have little respite over the coming years with Chinese teenager Jin Cheng saying he has no plans to turn professional anytime soon. The 17-year-old, who counts world number one Jordan Spieth and Chinese great Zhang Lianwei as his role models, was crowned Asia-Pacific Amateur champion last week at the weather-curtailed 2015 edition in Hong Kong. With the trophy also came a prized place in the field for next year's U.S. Masters at the fabled Augusta National course in Georgia and also a spot in qualifying for the British Open.
Youthful Astros launch ALDS with road win over Royals
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:48:44 -0400
The Astros' youth brigade set the tone with some deft small ball and finished off the reigning American League champion Kansas City Royals with home runs in claiming the upper hand in their AL Division Series. "There's no doubt the first inning set the tone and gave the team a little bit of an exhale, coming into an environment like this against the defending American League champions," said Houston manager A.J. Hinch. "We came out loose, came out firing." Jose Altuve, 25, led off the game against Royals flame-thrower Yordano Ventura with a single to left.
Youthful Astros beat Royals to take upper hand
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:47:10 -0400
(The Sports Xchange) - George Springer and Colby Rasmus homered, and Collin McHugh pitched six solid innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Thursday night in the opener of an American League Division Series. The defending AL champion Royals lost for the fifth time in seven meetings with the Astros this season. Last year, the Royals beat the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game, then swept the Los Angeles Angels and the Baltimore Orioles before falling to the San Francisco Giants in a seven-game World Series.
Sick Hasselbeck shows class to guide Colts past Texans
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:55:10 -0400
(Reuters) - Back-up quarterback Matt Hasselbeck climbed out of his sick bed and then led the Indianapolis Colts to a 27-20 road victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday. Hasselbeck, battling a severe bacterial infection that had reportedly seen him on a IV drip until at least Tuesday, did not even know whether he could finish the game, let alone be so effective. "I honestly didn't know if I could make it through," an emotional Hasselbeck said in an on-field interview.
Johnson scores two touchdowns as Colts beat Texans 27-20
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:48:53 -0400
(The Sports Xchange) - Wide receiver Andre Johnson scored twice against his former team, and the Indianapolis Colts recorded their 16th consecutive intradivision win with a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night at NRG Stadium. Johnson, who caught 64 touchdown passes over 12 seasons in Houston before being released during the offseason, had scoring grabs of 4 and 2 yards from Matt Hasselbeck while finishing with six receptions for 77 yards. The Colts (3-2) won their third consecutive game and extended their streak within the AFC South, where they last lost in Dec. 16, 2012, at Houston.
Baseball's Rangers solve Price to take game one from Jays
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:24:14 -0400
Robinson Chirinos belted a two-run homer and Rougned Odor added a solo shot as the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 in the opener of an American League Division Series. Rangers right-hander Yovani Gallardo allowed four hits, one walk and two runs and struck out one in five innings Thursday to post his fourth win in four Major League Baseball career starts against Toronto.