White Sox suspend Sale over reported kit fit
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:00:38 -0400
The Chicago White Sox have suspended All-Star pitcher Chris Sale for five days for "insubordination" after the left-hander reportedly destroyed "throwback" uniforms he didn't want to wear. Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home on Saturday after allegedly expressing his displeasure over having to wear the team's 1976 throwback uniforms by cutting them up during pre-game batting practice. "Chris has been suspended for violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment," White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement on Sunday.
White Sox pitcher Sale suspended for 'insubordination'
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:55:09 -0400
(The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago White Sox suspended All-Star left-hander Chris Sale for five days due to a pregame incident on Saturday in which he reportedly cut up some of the team's uniforms, the club announced Sunday. Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home after allegedly expressing his displeasure over having to wear the team's 1976 throwback uniforms. "Chris has been suspended for violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager.
South Korea, Japan advance at LPGA International Crown
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:01:42 -0400
South Korea wrapped up two rain-disrupted victories over Australia and Japan won a three-team playoff to join England, Taiwan and the United States in the final singles phase of the LPGA International Crown on Sunday. South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon and Kim Young started the day 2 up over Karrie Webb and Rebecca Artis with four holes remaining.
Golf: Is time right for Fowler, Garcia or Westwood at the PGA?
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:03:22 -0400
Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood must be wondering if it will be their turn to leave the list of 'best yet to win a major' at next week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey. It has been the year of the breakthrough in major golf with England's Danny Willett at the Masters, American Dustin Johnson at the U.S. Open and Sweden's Henrik Stenson at the British Open all registering their maiden majors.
Golf-Winners of the PGA Championship
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:01:45 -0400
July 24 (Reuters) - Past winners of the PGA Championship, which will be contested July 28-31 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey (U.S. ...
Australian Lee matches sister Minjee with U.S. junior title
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:31:51 -0400
(Reuters) - Min Woo Lee, younger brother of women's world number 14 Minjee, became the first Australian to win the prestigious U.S. junior golf title on Saturday, matching his sister's feat in the girl's championship in 2012. The 17-year-old beat Texan Noah Goodwin 2&1 over 36 holes at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth. It feels great to win and be on the trophy with names such as Tiger." The Lees are the first siblings to have won their respective titles, something which delighted Rio Olympics-bound Minjee.
Better late than never, pullout hands Australian Hearn Rio berth
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:50:48 -0400
Sixteen years after being an unused reserve at her home Sydney Olympics, Australian rider Sue Hearn will finally make her Games debut at the age of 60 in Rio. Hearn got her ticket to join the 410-strong Australia team heading for Brazil when Kelly Layne withdrew from the team over the weekend because her horse was suffering from an injury. "LLOYDY and I are off to Rio! Thank you everyone for your support!" Hearn posted on her Facebook page after getting the news that she had been named to the dressage team with her warmblood gelding (Lloyd) Remmington.
England, USA, Taiwan advance in LPGA International Crown
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:33:31 -0400
With Charley Hull back in action, England cruised into the final singles matches along with the United States and Taiwan at the LPGA's International Crown team event. Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Holly Clyburn routed Pornanong Phatlum and Pornani Chutichai of Thailand 7 and 5. Hull, sidelined by illness on Friday, returned and teamed with Melissa Reid a day later to beat sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn 3 and 1 as England won Pool B with nine points.
More 'B Team' than 'Dream Team' as U.S. eye Rio basketball gold
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:18:47 -0400
Despite missing the game's two best players the U.S. men's basketball team are still the slam dunk favorite to return home from the Rio Olympics with the gold medal. With many top players turning down a chance to throw on the Stars and Stripes, the U.S. squad are more "B Team" than "Dream Team" but are nonetheless a frightening collection of talent capable of providing Olympic-size nightmares for opponents. Among other Americans choosing to skip the Aug. 5-21 Rio Games are National Basketball Association All-Stars Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, James Harden, Blake Griffin, John Wall, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis.
European Tour golf exec wants six-hole events with music
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:13:27 -0400
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley plans to introduce six-hole tournaments complete with blaring music in a bid to shake up golf's staid image. Pelley succeeded George O'Grady last year and has already introduced measures aimed at tackling slow play as he tries to capture a younger audience for the sport.
Golf: Amateur du Toit has fans singing 'Oh Canada' at national open
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:56:18 -0400
By Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) - Moments after 21-year-old amateur Jared du Toit drained a dramatic 40-foot eagle putt to close out his third round at the Canadian Open at Saturday, the giant gallery around the 18th green serenaded their countryman with the national anthem. Du Toit carries the hopes of a nation on his young shoulders, after a two-under 70 to trail American leader Brandt Snedeker by one shot heading into the final round at Glen Abbey. “That was very cool,” said du Toit, when asked about the support from fans.
Snedeker leads Johnson, du Toit by one stroke at Canadian Open golf
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:53:20 -0400
By Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) - American Brandt Snedeker made an easy-looking eagle at the par-five 18th at the Canadian Open on Saturday to put himself in position for his second win of the season. Snedeker, the 2013 champion, also moved within sight of a second win at Glen Abbey with his third-round 66 in hot and dry conditions. At nine-total of 207, he has a one-stroke lead over U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson (71) and 21-year-old Canadian amateur Jared du Toit (70) heading into the final round.
Snedeker takes one-stroke lead in PGA Tour's Canadian Open
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:39:52 -0400
Brandt Snedeker drained a seven-foot eagle putt on the final hole Saturday to cap a six-under par 66 that gave him a one-stroke lead in the US PGA Tour's Canadian Open. Snedeker's three-round total of nine-under par 207 put him one shot ahead of US Open champion Dustin Johnson and Canadian amateur Jarde du Toit. "It was a great way to finish, but I didn't expect to be ahead at the end of the day," Snedeker said after his effort at Glen Abbey outside of Toronto.
Golf-Snedeker leads Johnson, du Toit by one stroke at Canadian Open
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:35:31 -0400
* Snedeker makes hot start en route to 66 * Seeking second win at Glen Abbey * Ten others within three strokes (Adds details, quotes) By Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 23 (Reuters) - American Brandt Snedeker made an easy-looking eagle at the par-five 18th at the Canadian Open on Saturday to put himself in position for his second win of the season. Snedeker, the 2013 champion, also moved within sight of a second win at Glen Abbey with his third-round 66 in hot and dry conditions. At nine-total of 207, he has a one-stroke lead over U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson (71) and 21-year-old Canadian amateur Jared du Toit (70) heading into the final round.