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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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What to watch at the Rio games on Saturday

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Day 8 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, tennis, fencing, track cycling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING The final day of swimming at the games will likely give us our last look at all-time record medalist Michael Phelps in an Olympic competition. While the team is not yet set, plan to see him swim in the mens’ 4×100 meter medley relay final at 11:04 p.m. He took…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Friday

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Day 7 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, track cycling, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING Will Michael Phelps add even more gold to his Olympic career? We’ll see when the men’s 100 meter butterfly finals are held Friday at 10:12 p.m. Phelps has the world and Olympic (Beijing) records in the event and qualified in the semifinals Thursday night after winning the 200 individual medley…

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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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