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Joshua open to MMA crossover fight
Joshua open to MMA crossover fight

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed he would be willing to take on a mixed martial arts fighter at some point in the future. The relative merits of the two sports are up for debate as Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor prepares to make his boxing debut

Pacquiao versus Horn rematch confirmed for Brisbane
Pacquiao versus Horn rematch confirmed for Brisbane

(Reuters) - Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao's rematch with Australian Jeff Horn has been confirmed for Brisbane later this year, the city's mayor said on Monday. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk had earlier threatened to pull funding without confirmation from the Pacquiao camp but said he had

Golf-FedEx Cup rankings

Aug 21 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 2869 2. (2) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 2689 3. (3) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 2671 4. (4) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 2466 5. (5) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 1832 6. (6) Jon Rahm (Spain) 1754 7. (7) Brooks Koepka (U.S.) 1736 8. (8) Daniel Berger (U.S.) 1623

Henrik Stenson closed with 64 to win at Wyndham
Henrik Stenson closed with 64 to win at Wyndham

Henrik Stenson kept making birdies on the back nine Sunday at the Wyndham Championship. The 2013 FedEx Cup champion finished at 22-under 258 at Sedgefield Country Club, breaking the course's 72-hole record set by Carl Pettersson in 2008 and matched last year by Si Woo Kim. ''It's certainly

Geoff Ogilvy interview after Round 4 of Wyndham
Geoff Ogilvy interview after Round 4 of Wyndham

Following his final-round 67 at the 2017 Wyndham Championship, Geoff Ogilvy talks about his motivation to play his way into the FedExCup Playoffs.

Henrik Stenson vaults into Wyndham lead with 66
Henrik Stenson vaults into Wyndham lead with 66

In the third round of the 2017 Wyndham Championship, Henrik Stenson jumps into the solo lead with back-to-back 66s with Kevin Na, Ollie Schniederjans, and Webb Simpson trailing by one.

Ryan Moore dunks it from 113 yards out at Wyndham
Ryan Moore dunks it from 113 yards out at Wyndham

In the third round of the 2017 Wyndham Championship, Ryan Moore holes out from 113 yards out for eagle on the par-4 9th hole.

Doug Ghim, Doc Redman advance to US Amateur final at Riviera

When Doug Ghim's winning putt dropped on the 17th hole of his U.S. Amateur semifinal, he immediately realized he has a second chance at a missed opportunity. Ghim narrowly lost the chance to play in the Masters in 2014 when he blew a lead on the final hole of the U.S. Public Links Amateur, a failure that annoys and motivates the University of Texas senior to this day. After reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur along with Doc Redman on Saturday, he is almost certain to get an invitation to play at Augusta next year.

Doug Ghim, Doc Redman advance to US Amateur final at Riviera

When Doug Ghim's winning putt dropped on the 17th hole of his U.S. Amateur semifinal, he immediately realized he has a second chance at a missed opportunity. Ghim narrowly lost the chance to play in the Masters in 2014 when he blew a lead on the final hole of the U.S. Public Links Amateur, a failure that annoys and motivates the University of Texas senior to this day. After reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur along with Doc Redman on Saturday, he is almost certain to get an invitation to play at Augusta next year.

Golf: Carlsson breaks down Wall to set up Siem semi
Golf: Carlsson breaks down Wall to set up Siem semi

Defending champion Anthony Wall was eliminated from the Paul Lawrie Match Play on Saturday by Johan Carlsson, who will be joined in the semi-finals by Marcel Siem, Alejandro Canizares and Adrian Otaegui. Wall eased past Jamie Donaldson in the last 16, on a day when storms forced a delayed start and the ninth tee to be moved, but met his match when facing Swede Carlsson in the last eight. Carlsson had earlier birdied three successive holes in his morning match to beat Marcus Fraser 4 and 2.

Ghim, Humphrey, Redman, Lawrence into US Amateur semifinals

Doug Ghim advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur on Friday with a 2-and-1 victory over Scotland's Connor Syme. Tommy Humphrey also advanced with a 1-up victory over Taiwan's Chun An Yu. Doc Redman beat Australia's Travis Smyth 1 up, and Mark Lawrence Jr. finished off Dawson Armstrong 3 and 2 to complete an all-American final four at Riviera Country Club.

Ghim, Humphrey, Redman, Lawrence into US Amateur semifinals

Doug Ghim advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur on Friday with a 2-and-1 victory over Scotland's Connor Syme. Tommy Humphrey also advanced with a 1-up victory over Taiwan's Chun An Yu. Doc Redman beat Australia's Travis Smyth 1 up, and Mark Lawrence Jr. finished off Dawson Armstrong 3 and 2 to complete an all-American final four at Riviera Country Club.

Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval
Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up, removing a far-right architect of his 2016 election victory and a driving force behind his nationalist and anti-globalization agenda. Bannon's firing, a year and a day after Trump hired him as his campaign chief, put an abrupt end to the rabble-rousing political provocateur's tumultuous tenure in a White House riven with rivalries and back-stabbing during which he clashed with more-moderate factions. White House officials said Trump had told new Chief of Staff John Kelly to crack down on the bickering and...

Crawford, Indongo duel for super lightweight boxing supremacy
Crawford, Indongo duel for super lightweight boxing supremacy

Namibia's Julius Indongo has no qualms about taking his quest for super lightweight supremacy into hostile territory -- against American Terrence Crawford in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday. After all, he seized Ricky Burns's World Boxing Association title with a convincing unanimous decision

Ilonen brought back down to earth by Siem
Ilonen brought back down to earth by Siem

Marcel Siem brought Mikko Ilonen back down to earth at the European Tour's Paul Lawrie Match Play on Friday, while the event host suffered a last-32 exit. Illonen produced a record 8 and 7 victory over Matthieu Pavon in his opening match at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach, but he was unable to build upon that thumping triumph against Siem. The Finn was 2up through five holes but Siem delighted the home crowd by charging back and progressing with a birdie-birdie finish.

Golf-European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play round 2 scores

Aug 18 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play Round 2 on Friday in Bad Griesbach Johan Carlsson (Sweden) beat Matthew Southgate (Britain) 4 and 2 Marcus Fraser (Australia) beat Maximilian Kieffer (Germany) 2 and 1 Jamie Donaldson (Britain) beat Jorge Campillo (Spain) 4 and

Aussie Smyth gets impressive back-to-back wins at US Amateur

Australia's Travis Smyth knocked off No. 3-ranked Braden Thornberry in the morning and advanced to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals in the afternoon with a 2-and-1 victory over No. 12 Will Zalatoris on Thursday. Smyth is on an impressive run at Riviera Country Club with a chance to follow the path set by Curtis Luck. Smyth's good friend and fellow long-haired Australian won the Amateur last year at Oakland Hills.

Namibian vs Nebraskan: Fight of unbeaten 140-pounders
Namibian vs Nebraskan: Fight of unbeaten 140-pounders

Terence Crawford had never heard of Julius Indongo until nine months ago. The 34-year-old southpaw followed that up with a unanimous decision over the Scot Ricky Burns in Glasgow. Now Indongo is set to make his U.S. debut in Crawford's home state in a rare four-belt unification bout Saturday night

10 Surprising States That Have Confederate Statues
10 Surprising States That Have Confederate Statues

Even some of the most liberal states have Confederate memorabilia.

Golf-European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play round 1 scores

Aug 17 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play Round 1 on Thursday in Bad Griesbach Matthew Southgate (Britain) beat Romain Wattel (France) 3 and 2 Johan Carlsson (Sweden) beat Daniel Brooks (Britain) 2 and 1 Marcus Fraser (Australia) beat Gregory Bourdy (France) 2 and 1 Maximilian

Plenty at stake playing for the flag and for a job
Plenty at stake playing for the flag and for a job

Whether it's playing for the flag in Iowa or playing for a job in North Carolina, the stakes are high this week in golf. Nothing brings out the passion and pressure quite like a team competition between the United States and Europe, especially when the last edition of the Solheim Cup ended with such hard feelings. The inspiration came from a debate whether Suzann Pettersen of Sweden should have been clearer with words and actions on conceding a short putt, and whether Alison Lee should learn not to pick up a golf ball unless she hears the opponent tell her.

Golf-European Tour Fiji International scores

Aug 17 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Fiji International at the par-72 course on Thursday in Natadola -6 Daniel Pearce (New Zealand) 66 -5 Ben Campbell (New Zealand) 67 Daniel Valente (Australia) 67 -4 Peter Wilson (Australia) 68 David McKenzie (Australia) 68 Gavin Green (Malaysia) 68 Adam

Braden Thornberry beats No. 1 Niemann to open US Amateur
Braden Thornberry beats No. 1 Niemann to open US Amateur

NCAA champion Braden Thornberry eliminated world No. 1-ranked Joaquin Niemann of Chile in the opening round of match play in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday. Scotland's Connor Syme also beat No. 2-ranked Maverick McNealy at Riviera Country Club in the 117th edition of the amateur championship with a pair of exciting matches between top talents. The No. 3-ranked Thornberry followed up his individual NCAA title for Ole Miss and his fourth-place finish at the St. Jude Classic with a 2-up victory in a match between elites.

McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather
McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather

Conor McGregor believes he will knock out Floyd Mayweather inside two rounds but is ready for all scenarios when the two fighters clash in their eagerly anticipated superfight next week. Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday that a controversial switch

Kisner ready to get
Kisner ready to get 'back in the fire'

Kevin Kisner will aim to put his PGA major disappointment behind him on Thursday as the final event of the regular season tees off at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina. Kisner led or shared the lead for the opening three rounds of last week's final major of the season at Quail Hollow before stumbling in the last round to finish seventh behind eventual winner Justin Thomas. "Playing well breeds playing well, in my opinion," Kisner said Wednesday.

Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves
Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will fight with smaller gloves, though not nearly as small as the ones McGregor is used to wearing. Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave the two fighters an exemption to a rule requiring 10-ounce gloves, approving 8-ounce gloves for the Aug. 26 bout. Representatives

Sam Saunders presents memorial plaque for Arnold Palmer
Sam Saunders presents memorial plaque for Arnold Palmer

Prior to the 2017 Wyndham Championship, Sam Saunders was on hand for a memorial plaque dedicated to his grandfather, Arnold Palmer. Saunders reads the inscription then comments on the honor.

In Case You Missed It...

There were many happenings in the world of Georgia athletics. Here they are just in case you missed them……• Kevin Kisner became the second former Georgia golfer in the last three majors to lead after three rounds (see Brian Harman in the U.S. Open),

Nery wins WBC bantamweight title with TKO of Yamanaka
Nery wins WBC bantamweight title with TKO of Yamanaka

KYOTO, Japan (AP) -- Luis Nery of Mexico defeated Japanese boxer Shinsuke Yamanaka with a fourth-round technical knockout to claim the WBC bantamweight title on Tuesday.

PGA Featured Holes - Wyndham Championship 8/17
PGA Featured Holes - Wyndham Championship 8/17

Follow PGA Tour Live's featured holes coverage from Greensboro.

Louis Oosthuizen celebrated his own unfortunate career
Louis Oosthuizen celebrated his own unfortunate career 'Grand Slam' with fantastic lip-sync of 'Rise Up'

Louis Oosthuizen has been one of the best golfers casual fans might not know for over a decade now. While Oosthuizen has been a good golfer on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour, the 34-year-old only has nine career wins on the two Tours combined and just one major championship, the 2010 Open Championship. Oosthuizen does have a tendency to come close though, especially in majors, and at the PGA Championship he found himself once again just short of bringing home the trophy, tied for second two strokes behind champion Justin Thomas.

Watch a 10-year-old girl humble Brooks Koepka in golf challenge
Watch a 10-year-old girl humble Brooks Koepka in golf challenge

Can Brooks Koepka defeat 10-year-old-Madison Moman in this golf challenge?

Golf-Race to Dubai rankings

Aug 14 (Gracenote) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 3771122 2. (2) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 2799255 3. (3) Jon Rahm (Spain) 2761857 4. (4) Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 2124686 5. (5) Alexander Noren (Sweden) 1905031 6. (17) Francesco Molinari (Italy) 1669920 7. (6) Justin Rose (

Maloofs bet $880K on Mayweather to give winnings to charity

Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it. The wealthy entrepreneurs and former Sacramento Kings owners revealed their extraordinary bet to The Associated Press on Sunday, two days after they placed the wager at the South Point Hotel

Kisner survives wild finish to take PGA lead
Kisner survives wild finish to take PGA lead

Even after his shot bounced high off a concrete bridge over a creek, Kevin Kisner wasn't in the clear at the PGA Championship. As he looked across to the 18th green at Quail Hollow, wondering how he could even keep it on the green, a leaderboard reminded him of how many players were suddenly in the mix at the final major of the year. Two holes after hitting into the water on No. 16 to lose a two-shot lead, Kisner chopped out of the cabbage-like lie to the other side of the 18th green, then navigated a super slick 45-foot putt to close range to escape with bogey and a 1-over 72, giving him a one-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud.

McGregor slams sparring partner for walking out
McGregor slams sparring partner for walking out

Conor McGregor hit back at former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi, saying the retired two-time champion was looking for an excuse to leave training camp. MMA star McGregor is preparing to face Floyd Mayweather in a Las Vegas boxing ring on August 26 in what could be one of the richest fights in history

Fans pay big money for Mayweather-McGregor tickets
Fans pay big money for Mayweather-McGregor tickets

By Philip O'Connor (Reuters) - Fight fans attending the much-hyped boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor will have a chance to rub shoulders with the stars in Las Vegas -- but it won't come cheap. The least expensive ticket listed on reseller StubHub

McGregor holds strong on prediction of a knockout
McGregor holds strong on prediction of a knockout

Conor McGregor is convinced he will beat Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26, inside of four rounds. ''He'll be unconscious inside two rounds, really one round, only for the 10-second count I will give him maybe surviving into the second,'' said McGregor, who enters the boxing world with

McGregor plans to rule fight game with
McGregor plans to rule fight game with 'iron fist'

(Reuters) - Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor says he has become "the face of the fight game" ahead of his upcoming multi-million dollar boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas this month. The 29-year-old Irishman, who has never boxed professionally, told reporters at the

Big names miss cut at PGA Championship
Big names miss cut at PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson missed his first PGA Championship cut in 22 years while other big names also struggled to make the field.

Stricker has 8th straight year without missing cut in major
Stricker has 8th straight year without missing cut in major

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) - Steve Stricker had to clean out his locker and head home early after missing the cut in the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. That was in 2009. And it was on his mind Friday at Quail Hollow when he was outside the cut line and running out of holes.

Stricker has 8th straight year without missing cut in major
Stricker has 8th straight year without missing cut in major

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Steve Stricker had to clean out his locker and head home early after missing the cut in the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. That was in 2009. And it was on his mind Friday at Quail Hollow when he was outside the cut line and running out of holes.

Rory McIlroy and his amazing cart-path par at PGA
Rory McIlroy and his amazing cart-path par at PGA

Rory McIlroy saw his second shot sail toward the gallery at the PGA Championship, so he knew it would be right of the green on the par-5 10th hole at Quail Hollow. Or that he would be playing on a different hole. Unfortunately for him, the ball hit a cart path.

Khan draws line under bizarre Joshua row
Khan draws line under bizarre Joshua row

Khan took to Twitter last week to announce his intention to split from wife Faryal, posting a series of angry messages in which Joshua was repeatedly mentioned. Joshua insisted he had nothing to do with Khan and his wife.

House conservatives want fresh health care repeal vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hard-line conservatives began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law without an immediate replacement, the latest instance of Republican rifts in what's been a fractious week for the GOP.

Mayweather promoter tired of talk about ticket sales
Mayweather promoter tired of talk about ticket sales

Dressed dapper in a white shirt and slacks, topped with a navy pinstriped blazer, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions flashed an occasional smile while addressing the media Thursday at Mayweather Boxing Club. ''Our fight is doing unbelievable numbers.

McGregor fight won
McGregor fight won't go the distance, says Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather has said he has done his homework on mixed martial artist Conor McGregor and promised their multi-million dollar fight in Las Vegas on Aug. 26 will not go the distance. Both fighters have now tipped a knockout finish to the hotly-anticipated bout between arguably one of the greatest

Model of consistency Paul Casey in major contention again at USPGA Championship
Model of consistency Paul Casey in major contention again at USPGA Championship

Paul Casey has become such a regular sight on the major leaderboards in the early rounds that he genuinely should be charged some sort of ground rent. Casey, the former world No 3, has been in the top ten after the first or second rounds in five of the past eight majors - more than any other player in this period.

A Round With Jeff Sluman
A Round With Jeff Sluman

Pro golfer Jeff Sluman talks about the pressure of expectations, his success on the PGA Champions Tour, staying healthy and his affection for wine.

From no-one to the world - Stuart Deane enjoys practice with Dustin Johnson
From no-one to the world - Stuart Deane enjoys practice with Dustin Johnson

Deane, the head golf coach at the University of Texas at Arlington, was going through a routine practice round in fine conditions in Charlotte, North Carolina. With student Zach Cole as his caddie this week, Deane teed off at the 13th with few watching. After hitting a couple of tee shots at 14, Deane - who qualified through the PGA Professional Championship - paused.

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