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  • Tennis-Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on

    * Kvitova beats Sharapova 6-3 6-2 * Wozniacki defeats Radwanska 7-5 6-3 * Williams on verge of sealing year-end top ranking (Adds quotes, updates with Kvitova beating Sharapova) By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Maria Sharpova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by…

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  • Jessica Korda leads Blue Bay LPGA

    Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA. ''It was really nice,'' Korda said. I guess the putter was just hot on the front nine, so I took advantage of it.'' The 21-year-old American, a two-time…

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  • Golf - Macau lead brings happy Diwali for Lahiri

    - India's Anirban Lahiri took an early lead with a brilliant 10-under-par 61 as the Macau Open got under way Thursday, with defending champion Scott Hend a point behind.

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  • Local Todd Sinnott has Asia-Pacific Amateur lead

    Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne. The 20-year-old Sinnott plays on the pennants team for Metropolitan, another sand-belt course…

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  • PGA Tour commissioner floats idea of Ryder Cup-style exhibitions

    Tim Finchem doesn't think a task force is necessary, just to be less rusty when it comes time to play foursomes at the Ryder Cup

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  • Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova was beaten 6-3…

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  • Olesen, Wade share Perth lead after course record rounds

    (Reuters) - Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and Australian qualifier John Wade set alight Lake Karrinyup on Thursday, blasting matching course records of eight-under-par 64 to share the opening round lead at the Perth International. Wade had to birdie the last three holes of Monday qualifying to secure…

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  • Golf prodigy began by swinging a broken broomstick

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

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  • Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking after Sharapova loses

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon…

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  • For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

    The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

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  • Golf-Garcia joins heavyweight lineup in Turkish Open

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - World number four Sergio Garcia will lead a heavyweight lineup in the second edition of the Turkish Airlines Open next month, organisers told Reuters on Thursday. The 34-year-old Spaniard joins Ryder Cup team mates Victor Dubuisson, world number five…

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  • Wozniacki close to semis after Radwanska victory

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki all but booked her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals with an impressive 7-5 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday. Showing no signs of fatigue after her exhausting three-set win over Maria Sharapova two days…

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    C.J. wants to win a “cut the Cheeser’s” card at a mini-golf tournament.

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  • Golf-European Tour Perth International scores

    Oct 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Perth International at the par-72 course on Thursday in Perth 64 John Wade (Australia) 64 Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 64 66 Michael Sim (Australia) 66 Peter Whiteford (Britain) 66 Kim Si-Hwan (South Korea) 66 Tom Lewis (Britain) 66 67 Magnus…

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  • Olesen, Wade share lead at Perth International

    Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and John Wade of Australia shot course-record 8-under 64s at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club to share the lead after the first round of the Perth International on Thursday. Olesen teed off in an afternoon group and had four birdies on each of the front and back nines to…

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  • Inbee Park takes the week off, will become No. 1 in Rolex Rankings

    Inbee Park and Stacy Lewis have taken the week off from the LPGA Tour, but will swap spots in the Rolex Rankings

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  • Golf-India's Lahiri celebrates Diwali with fireworks in Macau

    Oct 23 (Reuters) - With his country celebrating Diwali on Thursday, India's Anirban Lahiri had his own fireworks going during the opening round of the Venetian Macau Open with a sparkling career-best 10-under-par 61. The round gave the 27-year-old four-times Asian Tour winner a one-shot lead over…

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