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US rebounds to win twice in International Crown PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 July 2014 19:28
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A switch in pairings led to a change in fortune for the United States in the International Crown.
Coming off a dismal showing in the opening round, the U.S. shuffled its lineup and got the desired result, beating Spain twice Friday to earn its first points in the eight-country competition.
Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr took control on the back nine against Belen Mozo and Beatriz Recari in a 3-and-2 win, and Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis held on to beat Azahara Munoz and Carlota Ciganda 2 up.
One day earlier, the top-seeded U.S. lost twice to Taiwan and was the only country without a point. The Americans traded partners Friday — and the new pairings proved to be far more productive.
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Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 July 2014 19:28
MONTREAL (AP) — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.
The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 on the tree-line Blue Course.
“Winning any event is special,” Furyk said. “I’ve had a lot of success (in Canada) and really a lot of support here. But we’re only at the halfway point.”
The 47-year-old Petrovic followed his opening 64 with a 66. He missed the cuts in his last five events.
“I have been hitting the ball really well for about the last three weeks,” Petrovic said. “I’ve seen signs of some good rounds coming. Am I surprised? Maybe a little.”
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 19:28
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Updated, Former BG coach Miller resigns as head coach at Indiana PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 July 2014 13:57
IBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Curt Miller spent two seasons rebuilding the Indiana women’s basketball team.
He won’t be around to direct the finished project.
On Friday, Miller surprised many by resigning as the Hoosiers coach because of health and family reasons.
“As you know, this was a most difficult decision but the right one for me and my family at this time,” Miller wrote in a letter sent to athletic director Fred Glass. “Thank you for the opportunity to resurrect the program. I will always cherish my time as a part of the Hoosier Nation. I wish nothing but continued success for the players, coaches and the program.”
School officials did not provide any details about Miller’s health, citing privacy laws. The 55-year-old Pennsylvania native did suffer a mild stroke during a game in January 2012 when he was coaching Bowling Green. During his introductory news conference with the Hoosiers later that year, Miller implied it was the result of stress.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 19:25
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Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 July 2014 19:27
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.
The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose of winning at Indy in NASCAR and giving team owner Roger Penske one of the few trophies missing from his collection.
Montoya is not looking for a good points day Sunday and doesn’t care about a top-10 finish.
It’s checkered flag or bust.
“With the position I’m in here, it’s do or die,” Montoya said Friday. “I don’t care about finishing fifth or sixth or seventh.”
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CAS: Luis Suarez ruling likely in August PDF Print E-mail
Written by GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer   
Friday, 25 July 2014 12:24
GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport could rule on Luis Suarez's appeal against his biting ban before the Spanish league season starts next month.

CAS said Friday that Suarez, the Uruguay football federation and Barcelona have filed a request for a fast-track appeal against FIFA's ban for nine competitive international matches and four months from all football.

"It is likely that a final award will be rendered well before the end of August," the court said in a statement to The Associated Press.

The Spanish league season begins the weekend of Aug. 23-24, when Barcelona hosts Elche.

"All parties have agreed on an expedited procedure in this case," FIFA said Friday in a statement.

Still, no hearing dates have yet been agreed to, the court said.
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