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Will Day 2 at Ryder Cup bring more wild momentum swings?

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Sweep, then almost swept. That describes the U.S. team’s opening day at the Ryder Cup. The Americans won all four of Friday morning’s foursomes matches, then nearly got shut out when they dropped three of four in the afternoon fourballs. The momentum swing left Europe trailing 5-3, but encouraged captain Darren Clarke enough to shoehorn the last two of his six rookies into Saturday morning’s foursomes sessions. Asked whether he’d rather have a small lead or the momentum, Clarke thought…

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Year in Review: Jordan Spieth is top PGA story for 2015

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The PGA Tour crowned a new champion in 2015 and by all indications, this will not be his last. Jordan Spieth won two major tournaments, the first two of his career, and had a chance to win all four. Spieth’s victory at the Masters in April, vaulted him to international prominence. The golfing world pays attention when anyone puts on the victor’s Green Jacket. Tampa Bay area fans, however, got a look at a budding superstar four weeks earlier. At…

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Jordan Spieth helps U.S. maintain President’s Cup lead

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The United States maintained their lead in the President’s Cup matches thanks in part to two remarkable comebacks against the top player in the world. The Americans lead the International team 9 ½ to 8 ½ heading into Sunday’s (Saturday night in the U.S.) singles matches. The matches are being played near Seoul, South Korea. Heading into the morning round of alternating shot matches, the U.S. clung to a 5 ½ to 4 ½ lead. The gap remained the same…

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As baseball winds down, hockey begins; late night golf on TV

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Wednesday night has a lot to offer sports fans, especially those willing to stay up late. For those in Chicago, a dichotomy involving their two teams is front and center. The Chicago Cubs are in Pittsburgh to play the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game. Chicago is embarking on another attempt to win their first World Series since 1908. They have not even played in one since 1945. Back in Chicago, the Blackhawks are helping the National Hockey…

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Sports roundup: A champion in trouble; another crowned

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Kenseth wins NASCAR Loudon race Matt Kenseth took the lead with three laps remaining and went on to win the Sylvania 300 at Loudon, New Hampshire. Defending Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick led Kenseth by about 5 car lengths, when he ran out of fuel on the back stretch of the 397th lap handing the win to Kenseth. Harvick led 216 of the race’s 300 laps. Kenseth’s teammate Denny Hamlin took second and Joey Logano came in third. By finishing…

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