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Beware glint in Watson's eye, McGinley warns Europe
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:06:59 -0400
By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Paul McGinley rates his Ryder Cup team as one of the strongest assembled by Europe but he will be mindful this week of the special influence rival captain Tom Watson can exert on his United States side. Holders Europe are considered the favorites to win the 40th edition of the biennial team event especially as they boast four of the top six players in the world rankings and have won seven of the last nine Ryder Cups. McGinley, however, sounded a cautionary note to his 12 players. "We are confident. ...
All the Americans will be gunning for McIlroy, says Monty
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:41:51 -0400
GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy will have a metaphorical target on his back at this week's Ryder Cup in the same way Tiger Woods did in his heyday, according to Europe's triumphant 2010 captain Colin Montgomerie. Montgomerie believes all 12 members of the United States team will relish the chance of claiming McIlroy's scalp if they are drawn against the British Open and U.S. PGA champion in the foursomes, fourballs or singles matches. ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:45:40 -0400
Sept 22 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 11.75 2. (2) Adam Scott (Australia) 9.14 3. (3) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 7.86 4. (5) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 7.68 5. (4) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.58 6. (6) Justin Rose (Britain) 7.34 7. (7) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.16 8. (8) Jason Day (Australia) 6.77 9. (9) Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 6.50 10. (10) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 5.88 11. (11) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 5.80 12. (12) Martin Kaymer (Germany) 5.22 13. (13) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 5.13 14. (14) Billy Horschel (U.S.) 5.08 15. (15) Tiger Woods (U.S.) 4.85 16. (16) Zach Johnson (U.S.) 4.80 17. ...
Steelers dominate Carolina to record big win
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:27:48 -0400
(Reuters) - Pittsburgh's defense sucked the life out of previously unbeaten Carolina while Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns to help the Steelers record a 37-19 victory on Sunday. The Steelers' defense forced their first two turnovers of the season while the offense gained 454 yards on the back of Roethlisberger's passes to Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell's 147 rushing yards. LeGarrette Blount also ran for 118 yards for Pittsburgh as they established their ground game. ...
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday, Sept 22
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday: - - - - NFL Seahawks down Broncos in Super Bowl rematch The Seattle Seahawks needed overtime this time, but the Super Bowl champions defeated the Denver Broncos again on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFL title game. (NFL/, moved, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 400 words). - - Pittsburgh show steel in defense to beat Carolina Pittsburgh's defense sucked the life out of previously unbeaten Carolina, while Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns to help the Steelers record a 37-19 victory on Sunday. ...
Seattle Seahawks hold off Broncos as focus returns to field
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:09:53 -0400
Seattle (AFP) - The Seattle Seahawks edged the Denver Broncos 26-20 in overtime in a rare Super Bowl re-match as onfield action regained center stage in the NFL.
Seahawks win again as Lions and Giants pull surprises
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:35:09 -0400
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks needed overtime this time, but the Super Bowl champions defeated the Denver Broncos again on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFL title game. Running back Marshawn Lynch bulldozed his way into the end zone from six yards out to give the Seahawks a 26-20 victory after the Broncos had rallied from a 17-5 deficit in the fourth quarter. ...
Seahawks' Shead pops question to girlfriend
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:22:17 -0400
Seattle (AFP) - Amid the furor over the NFL's handling of recent domestic abuse incidents, there was a heart-warming moment in Seattle Sunday as Seahawk DeShawn Shead proposed to his girlfriend.
Seahawks edge Broncos in OT in Super Bowl rematch
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:21:43 -0400
(Reuters) - Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks survived an inspired fightback by the Denver Broncos to claim a thrilling 26-20 overtime win on Sunday in a heavyweight rematch of last season's title game. A week after suffering a surprise loss to the Chargers in the searing heat of San Diego, the Seahawks regained some of their championship swagger with a confident display on home turf for the first three quarters at CenturyLink Field. ...
Hur holds on to claim LPGA Yokohama Classic title
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:03:48 -0400
Prattville (United States) (AFP) - Hur Mi-Jung fired a six-under par 66 to win the LPGA Yokohama Tire Classic, holding off a final-round charge from world number one Stacy Lewis.
NFL 49ers' Colin Kaepernick used racial slur, report says
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:47:13 -0400
(Reuters) - An $11,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct levied against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick resulted from his use of a racial slur during a game last week, Fox Sports reported on Sunday. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, citing an unidentified National Football League referee, said Kaepernick slung the "N-word" at Chicago Bears' defender Lamarr Houston as the two exchanged insults after a play in the Sept. 14 game. Houston is black and Kaepernick is biracial. Kaepernick has denied using inappropriate language and said he would appeal the fine. ...
Lions upset Packers, Giants secure first win
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:55:18 -0400
(Reuters) - The Detroit Lions defense overwhelmed the Green Bay Packers and Eli Manning engineered the first win of the season for the New York Giants in a Sunday of NFL surprises. Defensive back Don Carey scored on a 40-yard fumble return in the first quarter and running back Reggie Bush had a 26-yard scoring run in the fourth as the Lions upended the Packers 19-7, holding Green Bay to 223 yards total offense at Ford Field. Manning threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns as the Giants beat Houston 30-17, handing the Texans their first loss of the season. ...