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Austin Cook shoots 64 to take CareerBuilder Challenge lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Austin Cook hit a hybrid into the fairway bunker on the par-4 18th on a breezy Saturday afternoon at La Quinta Country Club, then chunked a wedge and raced a chip 20 feet past the hole. Kip Henley, the longtime PGA Tour caddie who guided Cook to a breakthrough victory at Sea Island in November, stepped in to give the 26-year-old former Arkansas star a quick pep talk. “Kip said, `Let’s finish this like we did on the first day at the Nicklaus Course.’ We made…

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All Cycling 

Track Cycling World Cup: Charlie Tanfield wins individual pursuit gold

Tanfield won the final by over seven seconds British rider Charlie Tanfield won gold in the individual 4km pursuit on the second day of the Track Cycling World Cup in Minsk. The 21-year-old from Yorkshire, who is not part of the national team set-up, clocked four minutes 12.253 seconds to become the second fastest Briton ever. Only 1992 Olympic champion Chris Boardman has posted a better time. Tanfield’s success was followed by silvers for Olympic champion Elinor Barker in the omnium and scratch race. Team Wales’ Lewis Oliva claimed a…

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All Cricket 

Alex Hales: England batsman says losing place in ODI team ‘hurt massively’

Hales has played 55 one-day internationals for England England batsman Alex Hales says it “hurt massively” to lose his place over an off-field incident last year, but says he has learned his lesson. Hales, 29, was not considered for selection after he was interviewed under caution by police following a fight outside a nightclub in September. After missing two one-day matches, he was told he would not face criminal charges, and cleared to play again. “It has been a long few months but it is great to be back out…

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All Boxing 

Anthony Joshua may never fight United States eyes Deontay Wilder Wembley Stadium

5:45 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show LONDON — Anthony Joshua believes it is a possibility he could go his whole career without fighting in the United States. Britain’s best boxers have always tried to crack America after success on the home front and some — Lenox Lewis, Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan included — had multiple fights there. But WBA-IBF world heavyweight champion Joshua, who…

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All Rugby 

European Challenge Cup: Lyon 18-21 Cardiff Blues

Lloyd Williams won the first of his 28 Wales caps against Argentina in 2011 European Challenge Cup Lyon (12) 18 Tries: Cretin, Barassi Cons: Beauxis Pens: Beauxis 2 Cardiff Blues (7) 21 Tries: L Williams, Pen Try, T Williams Cons: Evans 2 Challenge Cup Pool winners Cardiff Blues rounded off their group matches with a tense 21-18 win at Lyon and will go to Edinburgh in the quarter-finals. Jarrod Evans set up and converted tries by scrum-halves Lloyd and Tomos Williams, while they were also awarded a penalty try. They…

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All NHL 

Dustin Brown of Los Angeles Kings, Evgeni Malkin of Pittsburgh Penguins each fined

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown has been fined $10,000 for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz. The incident occurred at 6:36 of the third period of the Penguins’ 3-1 win Thursday night. Brown was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding. Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin was fined $5,000 for spearing Brown at 6:57 of the first period. Source link

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All Football 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez set for swap deal

Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez going in the opposite direction in a straight swap. Armenia international Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday. The length of his contract at Arsenal, and his salary, is undisclosed. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had said earlier that Sanchez would only join United if Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal. Looking at Premier League data since Sanchez arrived in England in 2014 and Mkhitaryan joined United…

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European Rugby Champions Cup: Saracens 62-14 Northampton Saints

Saracens full-back Alex Goode scored a try on his 250th appearance for the club European Champions Cup Pool Two Saracens (36) 62 Tries: M Vunipola, Goode, Bosch, Wigglesworth, Koch, Maitland, Vailanu Cons: Farrell 6 Pens: Farrell 5 Northampton (14) 14 Tries: Reinach, Tuitavake Cons: Mallinder 2 Saracens remained in contention to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup with a bonus-point victory over Northampton. The defending champions scored five tries in a blistering first half to lead 36-14 at the break. Sean Maitland continued the rout after half-time and…

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All MMA 

UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera banned four years by USADA

The United States Anti-Doping Agency has suspended UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera for four years after the 36-year-old falsified evidence in a failed drug test case. Rivera (11-7) tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in July 2016. USADA initially informed Rivera it would seek a standard two-year suspension for that offense, but Rivera chose to enter arbitration on the case. According to arbitration records, Rivera claimed he traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, in the days prior to his failed test, where he ingested contaminated meat. As evidence, he submitted a bank…

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