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Former Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson dies at 86

/ Jul 15, 2017

Former Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson dies at 86

Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86.Augusta National announced his death and celebrated the sweeping changes to the Masters during his ...

Sunwolves take finale in rout

/ Jul 15, 2017

Sunwolves take finale in rout

The Sunwolves wrapped up their second Super Rugby season on a winning note Saturday, coming from behind to beat the Blues 48-21.Filo Tiatia’s side demolished the three-time winners from Auckland in sweltering heat, which reached 43 C at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Timothy ...

Federer into final for 11th time

/ Jul 15, 2017

Federer into final for 11th time

They love their history around these parts and they love Roger Federer and, above all, they love watching him make history.Now he stands one victory from an unprecedented eighth Wimbledon men’s singles championship after qualifying for his 11th appearance in the final, breaking a ...

Barguil wins Bastille Day stage

Jul 15, 2017

Barguil wins Bastille Day stage

Warren Barguil waited for Bastille Day to claim his first stage victory at the Tour de France, but it was worth the delay.The 25-year-old French climber, who also cemented his lead in the king of the mountains competition, played a canny game alongside breakaway ...

Feng cards 6-under 66 for early lead at U.S. Women's Open

/ Jul 14, 2017

Feng cards 6-under 66 for early lead at U.S. Women's Open

China’s Feng Shanshan shrugged off the effects of jet lag to fire a six-under-par 66 for the clubhouse lead in the weather-disrupted opening round of the U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National on Thursday.The Olympic bronze medalist took advantage of calm morning conditions with ...

Jul 14, 2017

DraftKings, FanDuel scrap proposed merger

The two leading daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel scrapped their proposed merger on Thursday, about a month after federal regulators sued to block it.The Federal Trade Commission — along with the attorneys general of California and the District of Columbia — had ...

Coyotes turn to Patterson, Tocchet

/ Jul 14, 2017

Coyotes turn to Patterson, Tocchet

Rick Tocchet played three of his 18 NHL seasons with the Arizona Coyotes. Steve Patterson worked three years at Arizona State University, the final two as athletic director.The Coyotes’ two new leaders are back in the Valley of the Sun — Tocchet as coach, ...

Aru takes lead from Froome

Jul 14, 2017

Aru takes lead from Froome

Chris Froome cracked during a grueling climb to the finish and lost the overall lead in the Tour de France to Fabio Aru on Thursday after a demanding stage won by Romain Bardet.Froome’s Sky teammates had perfectly controlled the race until the final kilometer ...

Vintage Venus storms into final

/ Jul 14, 2017

Vintage Venus storms into final

All these years later, Wimbledon still brings out the best in Venus Williams.With her latest display of gutsy serving and big hitting, Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her ninth title match at the All England Club and first since ...