Ryder Cup 2016: Fan Heckles Rory McIlroy, Sinks $100 putt


(CNN)- When US golf fan David Johnson turned up to watch the Ryder Cup warm-up rounds at Hazeltine Thursday, little did he expect that he’d end up having his own chance of golfing glory.

In the final practice day before the biannual competition between Europe and the US tees off Friday, Team Europe’s Andy Sullivan and Rory McIlroy — who has struggled with his short game in competitions this year — were repeatedly missing a tricky putt on the 6th green.
Fellow European player Henrik Stenson overheard the American fan talking up his own game from the side of the putting surface, and decided to give the heckler the chance to back-up his bragging with a go at the same putt.

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History Made: Professional US Football Debuts in China


By on 10/02/2016

After four years of work and commitment, the China Arena Football League kicked off Saturday with plenty of fanfare.

On the first day of a national holiday in China, the founders of the “little company that could” had to be thrilled. More than 11,500 Chinese fans came to watch US-style football on their day off. On a Saturday, with Beijing’s normally clogged roadways running open and smoothly, a Chinese fan base just beginning to understand the US sport came to the LeSport Beijing arena to see the debut of the CAFL, the China Arena Football League.

“Five years ago, people laughed at me when I said I would bring American football to China” said Marty Judge, the bombastic US businessman who acted on his dream. “Take a look around you. Here we are, on the home floor of the Beijing Ducks,

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Report: Simmons Expected to Have Foot Surgery



NBA.com staff reports | Oct 2, 2016 6:41 PM ET

After word spread Friday that Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons broke his foot, comes word that his injured foot will require surgery according to ESPN.

The No. 1 overall pick is expected to miss about three months according to the report.

Simmons was injured Friday during the final training camp scrimmage at Stockton University in New Jersey. The Sixers said Simmons rolled an ankle, and X-rays and an MRI revealed a fractured fifth metatarsal bone.

Simmons’ injury is the latest blow to a franchise that has been beset in recent years by injuries to their players. Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in 2014, has yet to play because of surgeries on his right foot. Nerlens Noel missed his rookie year in 2013 with a torn ACL. Jahlil Okafor had his rookie season cut short with season-ending More >


Vin Scully’s Last Time on the Air for the Dodgers Is Another Solo Flight


OCT. 3, 2016

Vin Scully’s final game on Sunday was something close to a miracle in sportscasting — an 88-year-old man performing a solo act, conversing with us for more than three hours, keeping track of the game while telling stories, invoking memories and reminding us that he did this single job for 67 consecutive seasons.

How many men or women his age have ever performed so ably, so publicly, with no safety net? Think of two announcers often thought of as baseball’s greatest before Vincent Edward Scully succeeded them.

Red Barber, Scully’s mentor, was 58 when he was fired by the Yankees. Mel Allen was 51 when the Yankees broke his heart by dismissing him. Imagine if they had worked for 30 more years — would they have maintained their More >


Miami Marlins Star Pitcher Jose Fernandez Killed in Boating Accident


Updated 1:00 AM ET, Mon September 26, 2016

(CNN)- Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, who defected from Cuba at 15 and went on to become one of baseball’s brightest stars, was killed early Sunday in a boating accident, Florida authorities said.
Fernández, who was 24, and two other men were found dead after their boat was discovered at the entrance of Miami Harbor, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Lorenzo Veloz.
Coast Guard personnel on patrol noticed the vessel upside down on the north end of a rocky jetty shortly after 3:15 a.m., Veloz said at a news conference.
Divers recovered two bodies under the boat, and a third victim was found on the rocks. The names of the two other victims — also in their 20’s —

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