Seven players disciplined after White Sox-Royals brawl
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:52:00 -0400
(Reuters) - Six players were suspended and a seventh fined by Major League Baseball (MLB) on Saturday following Thursday's benches-clearing brawl between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals. The Royals' Yordano Ventura was handed a seven-game suspension and fellow pitcher Edinson Volquez a five-game ban. Outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitcher Kelvin Herrera were both suspended for two games. White Sox pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija were hit with five-game suspensions while catcher Tyler Flowers was fined an undisclosed amount.
Day grabs lead at weather-hit Zurich Classic
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:15:20 -0400
Australia's Jason Day powered to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday with a strong finish to the weather-disrupted second round of the US PGA Tour Zurich Classic. Day, ranked sixth in the world, completed a seven-under par 65 for a 12-under total of 132 and a one-stroke lead over Hudson Swafford, who held the clubhouse lead when play was halted on Friday on 11-under 133. Swafford, who completed his second-round 66 on Friday, was joined on 133 by fellow Americans Daniel Berger and Chris Stroud. Boo Weekley, who was tied for the lead with three to play when the round was suspended, settled for a 70 that left him among a group of eight players sharing fifth place on 10-under 134.
Day leads after weather-hit second round in New Orleans
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:44:13 -0400
(Reuters) - Jason Day birdied two of his last four holes after play resumed at the weather-delayed Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, Louisiana on Saturday to seize a one-shot lead when the second round was finally completed. The Australian world number six, the highest-ranked player in the field at the TPC Louisiana, drained a 34-footer at the par-four 15th before signing off with a tap-in from inside two feet at the par-five last to card a seven-under-par 65. "It's taken a while but we got it in," Day, who won his third career title on the PGA Tour with a playoff victory at the Farmers Insurance Open in February, told Golf Channel about the weather-delayed second round. Just happy where I'm at, I'm enjoying myself and hopefully the (bad) weather can stay away." Day's 65 left him at 12-under 132, a stroke in front of Americans Hudson Swafford (66), Daniel Berger (67) and Chris Stroud (66).
Westwood takes lead in Indonesian Masters
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:42:04 -0400
Jakarta (AFP) - England's former number one Lee Westwood stormed ahead to snatch the third round lead with a seven-under-par 65 at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Saturday.
Levy rallies for comeback at China Open
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:49:35 -0400
Alexander Levy of France fought his way back to the top of the leaderboard on the third day of the Volvo China Open Saturday, overtaking compatriot Julien Quesne in the $3.2 million tournament. Levy was in a group of four players including England's David Howell and China's Wu Ashun and Li Haotong finishing the round with eight under overall at the par 72 Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club. The quartet of leaders was followed by another group of four on six under, including Scotland's Richie Ramsay, Thailand's Prom Meesawat, England's Seve Benson and Sweden's Magnus Carlsson.
Golf-Westwood takes charge in Indonesia after back nine of 29
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:35:48 -0400
Briton Lee Westwood produced a sparkling back nine of just 29 shots to wrest control of the Asian Tour's Indonesian Masters on Saturday. The former world number one will take a five-shot lead into Sunday's final round after his seven-under-par 65 as he bids to claim the title for the third time following wins on his two previous appearances in 2011 and 2012.
Leonard nets career-high 32 in Spurs' win over Clippers
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:16:32 -0400
Kawhi Leonard showed why he is worthy of being named the defensive player of the year, putting his complete game on display for the San Antonio Spurs. Leonard scored a career-high 32 points to carry the Spurs to a 100-73 win over the Los Angeles Clippers and a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series. In the other playoff contests Friday, the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards also won to take commanding 3-0 series leads. Leonard not only anchored the Spurs' defense but he wasted no time putting his stamp on the game offensively.
Canadian teen Henderson sets tournament record
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:58:37 -0400
Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson shot a tournament-record seven-under 65 to grab a two-shot lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts tournament. The 17-year-old Henderson finished 36 holes at nine-under 135 at the Lake Merced Golf Course. "It's pretty cool," Henderson said about setting the record. Henderson broke Stacy Lewis' (2014) record of 138 by three shots.
Canadian Henderson upstages birthday girl Ko to lead Classic
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:34:08 -0400
Canadian Brooke Henderson upstaged fellow teenager and birthday girl Lydia Ko by firing a tournament record seven-under 65 on Friday to take a two-shot lead at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 17-year-old Henderson, a long hitter who still needs sponsor exemptions to enter tournaments, reeled off six birdies and an eagle to vault to the top of the leaderboard at nine-under. Despite playing only her 10th tournament, Henderson said she was prepared for the weekend. As you’ve seen with Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson and even Jessica Korda, there are a lot of great names that have been able to do it.
Swafford leads weather-hit Zurich Classic
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:16:24 -0400
Hudson Swafford shot a six-under 66 in the second round to move into a tie for the lead as the Zurich Classic was suspended for the second straight day. Swafford ended 36 holes at an 11-under-par 133 at the TPC Louisiana. He was joined in the lead by first-round co-leader Boo Weekley, who was three-under par through 15 holes of round two in the PGA Tour event. Swafford is looking for his first USPGA Tour win, while Weekley is a three-time winner on the US tour.
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Latest New Orleans Classic leaderboard
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:11:50 -0400
April 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Latest leaderboard in the second round from the U.S. PGA Tour New Orleans Classic at the par-72 course on Friday in Avondale, Louisiana holesplayed rounds -11 Boo Weekley (U.S.) 15 64 Hudson Swafford (U.S.) 18 67 66 -10 Cameron Tringale (U.S.) 18 69 65 Brendon De Jonge (Zimbabwe) 18 64 70 Jason Day (Australia) 14 67 Jerry Kelly (U.S.) 17 70 Daniel Berger (U.S.) 15 66 -9 Morgan Hoffmann (U.S.) 15 68 Steven Bowditch (Australia) 15 68 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 12 68 Chris Stroud (U.S.) 11 67 David Hearn (Canada) 11 65 Chad Campbell (U.S.) 18 67 68 -8 Sean O'Hair (U.S. ...
Swafford one ahead in weather-hit New Orleans
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:18:49 -0400
(Reuters) - American Hudson Swafford, who has benefited from a change to his putting stroke over the past month, surged into a one-shot clubhouse lead in the weather-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans second round on Friday. The 27-year-old, bidding for his first victory on the PGA Tour after competing as a rookie last season, took advantage of ideal scoring conditions on a rain-softened layout at the TPC Louisiana as he fired a flawless six-under-par 66. Swafford recorded three birdies on each nine to post an 11-under total of 133, finishing a stroke in front of compatriot Cameron Tringale (65) and Zimbabwean Brendon de Jonge (70). American Boo Weekley, co-leader overnight with de Jonge after opening with a 64, was at 11 under with three holes remaining when play was suspended for the day due to the threat of approaching thunderstorms.
Golf-Swafford one ahead in weather-hit New Orleans
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:14:58 -0400
* Swafford moves to the top with a 66 * Second-round play suspended due to approaching storms (Updates at end of day) April 24 (Reuters) - American Hudson Swafford, who has benefited from a change to his putting stroke over the past month, surged into a one-shot clubhouse lead in the weather-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans second round on Friday. The 27-year-old, bidding for his first victory on the PGA Tour after competing as a rookie last season, took advantage of ideal scoring conditions on a rain-softened layout at the TPC Louisiana as he fired a flawless six-under-par 66. Swafford recorded three birdies on each nine to post an 11-under total of 133, finishing a stroke in front of compatriot Cameron Tringale (65) and Zimbabwean Brendon de Jonge (70). American Boo Weekley, co-leader overnight with de Jonge after opening with a 64, was at 11 under with three holes remaining when play was suspended for the day due to the threat of approaching thunderstorms.
Wind wreaks havoc at Indonesian Masters golf
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:57:30 -0400
Gusty conditions saw just four players break par at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Friday, with Denmark's Thomas Bjorn losing his joint lead to Singapore-based Australian Unho Park. Park is chasing his first Asia Tour victory after shooting a one-over-par 73 on day two at the Royal Jakarta Golf Club, but faces stiff competition from seasoned players such as two-time tournament winner Lee Westwood of England and Bjorn, who both shot 74. Bjorn, who is seeking his first win in Asia, boasts 21 professional victories worldwide including 15 on the European Tour but has ground to gain.