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What to watch at the Rio games on Sunday

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Day 9 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, gymnastics, tennis, golf, fencing and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD The title of world’s fastest man goes on the block when Jamaican Usain Bolt, American Justin Gatlin and the other sprinters take to the track. The 100 meter final is at 10:25 p.m. following three rounds of semifinals that start at 9 p.m. Bolt won his first heat of…

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Justin Rose leads Olympic golf; Bubba Watson in medal range

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Justin Rose is one round away from winning golf’s first Olympic gold medal in 112 years. Rose did a little shimmy when his 10-foot par putt on the final hole Saturday swirled in the back side of the cup for a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead over British Open champion Henrik Stenson going into the final round – the medal round – at Olympic Golf Course. It’s not a two-man race, even if it felt like one. Rose…

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Golf returns to Olympics after 112 years

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Golf at the Olympic games will take some adjustment. Not just for the fans and viewers, but the players themselves. Brazil’s Adilson da Silva hit the first Olympic shot taken in 112 years early Thursday morning. His playing partner, Graham Dalaet of Canada hit the second. Just a week before leaving for Rio de Janeiro, Matt Kuchar was unaware of the format. He believed it was a team event instead of individuals playing for medals. “From my understanding, it was…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Thursday

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Day 6 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, rugby, track cycling, swimming, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS American Simone Biles heads into the women’s individual all-around starting at 4 p.m. She won the world championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Aly Raisman, who also shared in the U.S. team gold Tuesday, is in Biles’ rotation. The two start on the vault. Keep an eye on Biles’ floor routine:…

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Jason Day leads The Players; 17th hole takes prisoners

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The world’s top ranked player remained on top of the The Players championship field at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra. Day finished Saturday’s third round at 14 under par, four shots ahead of Ken Duke, Hideki Matsuyama and Alex Cejka. With heat and low humility, the course became much more difficult. With a bevy of rounds under par during the first two rounds, only six players were able to break par on Saturday. Despite the fact Day was not one…

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Danny Willett wins the Masters

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As he played the back nine, Danny Willett knew the chances of winning the 2016 Masters were not good. He trailed defending Jordan Spieth by five shots. All he could do was play his best. When Spieth rolled in his fourth consecutive birdie on the ninth hole, he seemed on his way to becoming the fourth player to ever defend their title. But inexplicably, Spieth had the type of meltdown inexperienced  professionals are apt to suffer. Certainly not the number…

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Heisman finalists do not include FSU runner Dalvin Cook

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As good as FSU’s Dalvin Cook was this year, he is not among the three players listed as Heisman Trophy candidates. Nor is LSU’s Leonard Fournette. Nor Navy’s Keenan Reynolds. In one of the most competitive Heisman races ever, the finalists are Clemson’s DeShaun Watson, Stanford’s Christian McCafferty and Alabama’s Derrick Henry. Five straight quarterbacks have won the award, which would lean toward Watson, whose team is unbeaten. Henry’s team has one loss. McCafferty’s team is the only one that…

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