Barracuda Championship: Ollie Schniederjans eagled the 18th hole to finish top of the leaderboard
Ian Poulter seized the first-round lead with an eight-under-par 62 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday while Tiger Woods carded 66 on a course where he has won eight times.
Poulter leads Bridgestone, Tiger shoots 66
Ian Poulter seized the first-round lead with an eight-under-par 62 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday while Tiger Woods carded 66 on a course where he has won eight times. Poulter notched eight birdies for a one-stroke advantage over Americans Rickie Fowler and Kyle Stanley at Firestone Country Club, which is hosting the event for the final time before it moves to Memphis next year.
Giants' Sandoval (hamstring) out for year; Cueto has Tommy John surgery
An MRI exam revealed that San Francisco Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval needs surgery on his right hamstring, the club announced Thursday -- the same day that right-hander Johnny Cueto underwent Tommy John surgery. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters in Phoenix that Sandoval, who went on the 10-day disabled list Monday, will have a season-ending operation next week.
Hurricanes trade Skinner to Buffalo for a prospect, 3 picks
After months of speculation, the Carolina Hurricanes have traded longtime centre, Jeff Skinner. The club sent Skinner to the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday in exchange for winger prospect Cliff Pu and a trio of draft picks -- a second-round pick in 2019 and third- and sixth-round picks in 2020. Both teams announced the move Thursday evening.
EA apologizes for cutting Kaepernick's name from the Madden soundtrack
EA Sports apologized Thursday for deleting Colin Kaepernick's name from songs on the soundtrack of the video game "Madden 19," which is set to be released on Aug. 10. A Twitter user with the handle @jeanclervil posted a video Thursday with the song "Big Bank" by rapper YG playing within the game. Like many songs on the E-rated game, several lyrics are edited out for content and profanity.
Flames waive F Brouwer with a plan for a buyout
The Calgary Flames placed forward and alternate captain Troy Brouwer on unconditional waivers and will buy out the rest of his contract, the team announced Thursday. The Flames will save $3 million against the cap over the next two seasons, during which Brouwer was previously scheduled to make $4.5 million per year.
Alexander wins the battle of Zverev brothers at Citi Open
Alexander Zverev got the better of older brother Mischa at the Citi Open in Washington on Thursday, winning their first meeting at an ATP Tour event 6-3 7-5. World number three and top seed Alexander, 21, broke Mischa, 30, three times en route to a victory that sets up a quarter-final with seventh seed Kei Nishikori, who dispatched Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov 7-6(1) 6-3.
Schniederjans leads Barracuda Championship
Ollie Schniederjans eagled the 18th hole to finish top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Barracuda Championship in Reno on Thursday. The 25-year-old also carded six birdies at the PGA Tour event, which uses a modified Stableford scoring system, and leads on 17 points.
Ohio State forms a special group to direct Meyer investigation
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees on Thursday night announced the formation of a "special, independent board working group" that will direct the inquiry into football head coach Urban Meyer, and whether he had any prior knowledge of domestic assault allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. According to a release by the university, current trustees Alex Fischer, Janet Porter and Alex Shumate will be in the group, as will former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, former acting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Craig Morford and former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart.
U.S. women blitz Brazil to win Tournament of Nations
The U.S. women's national team rallied from an early deficit to defeat Brazil 4-1 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., on Thursday to win the Tournament of Nations. Alex Morgan's unmarked tap-in of a Megan Rapinoe free kick not only put the U.S. ahead 4-1 in the 77th minute, but it assured the Americans the title based on a better goal differential than defending champion Australia (plus-5 to plus-4).
Chargers S James '100 per cent;' confirms gunpoint robbery
Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Derwin James said he felt "100 per cent" during his first training camp practice on Thursday after being activated off the non-football injury list. James, who turns 22 Friday, told reporters that he injured his hamstring a week before camp opened while training on his own. The safety missed four days of practices before making his camp debut.
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