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Golf-European Tour Latest Dunhill Championship leaderboard
Nov 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Latest leaderboard in the first round from the European Tour Dunhill Championship at the par-72 course on Thursday in Malelane holesplayed rounds -8 Christiaan Basson (South Africa) 18 64 -5 Matt Ford (Britain) 18 67 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 17 Mark Williams (South Africa) 18 67 -4 Benjamin Hebert (France) 18 68 Borja Virto (Spain) 18 68 Niclas Fasth (Sweden) 18 68 Vaughn Groenewald (South Africa) 18 68 Jean-Paul Strydom (South Africa) 18 68 Ryan Tipping (South Africa) 18 68 Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 18 68 -3 Rhys Davies (Britain) 18 69 Dylan Frittelli ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:41:25 -0500
Panthers stay unbeaten, Bears upset Packers
Cam Newton ran for a touchdown and Carolina's defence scored two more on interceptions as the Panthers improved to 11-0 with a 33-14 rout of the Dallas Cowboys. Graham Gano kicked four field goals, including one from 50 yards, for Carolina who were playing on the US Thanksgiving holiday for the first time in franchise history. The Detroit Lions hammered the Philadelphia Eagles 45-14 and in the night game the Chicago Bears upset the Green Bay Packers 17-13 in the NFL's oldest rivalry.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:30:30 -0500
Ill wind blows some good for Sydney local Jones
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Having missed the cut last year, Matt Jones knows that local knowledge alone is not enough to challenge at the Australian Open but the Sydneysider's mastery of the wind has put him right in contention this week. The U.S.-based PGA Tour regular shot a superb 67 in round one despite 100 kilometer-per-hour (60 miles per hour) gusts, and a 68 in calmer but still tricky conditions on Friday gave him the early clubhouse lead on seven-under. A member of the host Australian Golf Club since he was 15, Jones grabbed four birdies in six holes before the turn to spark his second round, which gave him a 135 total he thought would still be close to the lead by the end of the day.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:57:01 -0500
Proper agronomy a final test for Rio Games course
By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - With the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games now constructed, the only concern ahead is whether the agronomy plan will be properly executed, International Golf Federation vice-president Ty Votaw told Reuters. "The biggest issue we have right now is making sure that there is a disciplined approach in executing the agronomy plan," Votaw told Reuters by telephone. "We want the golf course to be brought into a condition that is at a level where golfers of this skill set can be satisfied in playing the golf course.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:27:40 -0500
Romo hurt as Panthers beat Cowboys
(The Sports Xchange) - The Carolina Panthers improved their perfect start to the season to 11-0 with a 33-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, who lost quarterback Tony Romo to another shoulder injury late in the third quarter on Thursday. Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly intercepted two passes in the second quarter, part of a stifling effort by the Carolina defense at AT&T Stadium. Dallas quarterback Romo completed 11 of 21 passes for 106 yards and three interceptions.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:25:47 -0500
Aussie basketball fan banned for pouring beer on draft pick
An Australian fan was branded "a drongo" and banned for the season Thursday after pouring beer over the Sydney Kings' Boston Celtics 2015 draft pick Marcus Thornton during a National Basketball League game. Captured on live television, the man lent over a sponsor's signage as the American guard slid over the floor during the third quarter of a clash with Illawarra Hawks. The middle-aged man was thrown out of WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, south of Sydney, and banned for the rest of this season.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:37:24 -0500
Golf-Birdie-less Scott not giving up on Australian Open
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Adam Scott cannot remember the last time he failed to secure a birdie in a round of golf but despite shooting a two-over-par 73 on Friday he still has not given up hope of a second Australian Open title this week. The 35-year-old Australian has still not won in 2015 and had declared himself "fired up" to break the drought at the Australian Golf Club this week. Didn't make any putts and it's a hard track." Fatigued after an early start and failing to come to terms with slower greens, Scott had a chance of a birdie at the par-three 11th only to three putt for a bogey.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:34:48 -0500
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ? Police say 3 people, including 1 police officer, are dead in Planned Parenthood shooting.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:07:50 -0500
Russia didn\'t give downed jet\'s flight plan to U.S.: U.S. officials
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia did not inform the U.S. military of its jet's flight plan before Turkey shot it down on Tuesday, despite assertions to the contrary by Russian President Vladimir Putin, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity. Putin has suggested some degree of U.S. culpability in the aftermath of the incident, even hinting that the United States might have given detailed Russian operational plans to Turkey ahead of time. Addressing reporters in Moscow on Thursday, Putin said "we informed our American partners" about when and where Russian aircraft would be operating.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:09:43 -0500
Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) ? Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:48:16 -0500
Some questions, answers about Minneapolis police shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? The fatal shooting of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted nearly two weeks of protests and led to calls for answers as state and federal authorities continue to investigate.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:48:52 -0500
Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:14:06 -0500
Gut wins giant slalom as Shiffrin crashes near finish
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:14:03 -0500
Facebook makes paid time off for baby leave a global benefit
Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would take two months of paternity leave, the social media company announced it is extending its parental leave policy to full-time employees outside the United States. Employees may take leave at any point up to a year after the birth of their child, Lori Matloff Goler, the company's head of human resources, said in a Facebook post late Wednesday. Facebook currently offers only U.S.-based workers up to four months of paid leave.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:28:33 -0500
Murray scores 21, No. 1 Kentucky rolls past USF 84-63
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:57:28 -0500
Law enforcement official says 1 police officer killed in attack at Planned Parenthood
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ? Law enforcement official says 1 police officer killed in attack at Planned Parenthood.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:53:10 -0500
Pope to honour Ugandan martyrs on Africa tour
Vast crowds of Ugandans are expected to greet Pope Francis Saturday as he honours Christians martyred for the faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, which he dubbed "the continent of hope". The 78-year-old pontiff was given a rapturous welcome as he arrived in Uganda from Kenya on Friday, with excited crowds expected to turn out for an open-air mass and vast youth rally on Saturday. Francis, who has railed against corruption and wealthy minorities who hoard resources at the expense of the poor, struck a more optimistic tone in Uganda.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:03:19 -0500
Look at key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh
NEW DELHI (AP) ? Gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh, killing one person and wounding three others, in the latest in a wave of deadly assaults this year on foreigners, secular writers and members of the Shiite community in the Sunni-majority nation.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:29:20 -0500
Revis to sit out Jets game vs. Dolphins with concussion
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:45:41 -0500
Thousands protest police shooting in Chicago
Thousands of protesters blocked traffic and barred shoppers from entering stores during the Black Friday sales extravaganza to demand justice for a black teen killed by a Chicago police officer. Tensions flared in this Midwestern city after officials released a dashcam video on Tuesday showing officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times after the teenager walked away from him in October 2014. "All they think we're going to do is grow up to be thugs," Jared Steverson, 27, shouted at a black police officer who stood guard outside a shop on the city's upscale "Magnificent Mile" shopping strip.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:38:24 -0500
In response to \'army of fanatics\', Hollande vows \'more songs\'
President Francois Hollande vowed Friday to destroy the "army of fanatics" behind the Paris attacks but also said France would respond with more songs, concerts and shows, as the nation paused to honour the 130 killed. "On November 13, a day we will never forget, France was hit at its very heart," Hollande told a sombre commemoration in the Invalides, the 17th-century complex housing Napoleon's tomb. "To all of you, I solemnly promise that France will do everything to destroy the army of fanatics that committed these crimes," he said.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:51:50 -0500
No. 3 Hawkeyes go to 12-0 with 28-20 victory over Nebraska
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:34:11 -0500
Turkey\'s Erdogan warns Russia not to \'play with fire\'
By Daren Butler and Maria Tsvetkova ISTANBUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to "play with fire", citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey. Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are at their lowest in recent memory after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian border on Tuesday. Russia has threatened economic retaliation, a response Erdogan has dismissed as emotional and indecorous.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:09:43 -0500
Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:36:14 -0500
Ward leads No. 21 Houston to 52-31 win over No. 16 Navy
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:32:48 -0500
Russia has right to military response after jet downing: Naryshkin
By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Russia has the right to make a military response after the downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week by NATO member Turkey, lower house speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Friday. Speaking in an interview with Romanian television station Digi24, Naryshkin, who spoke in Russian and was translated by the broadcaster, said: "This is intentional murder of our soldiers and this deed must be punished." The shooting down of the Russian warplane by the Turkish air force on Tuesday was one of the most serious clashes between a NATO member and Russia, and further complicated international efforts to battle Islamic State militants.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:09:43 -0500
Blackhawks score twice in final minutes, beat Ducks in OT
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:20:55 -0500
Dubinsky, Blue Jackets beat Penguins 2-1 in OT
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:41:20 -0500
Police: Civilians injured in attack near Colorado Planned Parenthood, 4 officers injured
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ? Police: Civilians injured in attack near Colorado Planned Parenthood, 4 officers injured.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:39:32 -0500
New York police send vehicles to Planned Parenthood clinics across city
(Reuters) - The New York Police Department said it has redeployed vehicles to Planned Parenthood locations throughout the city on Friday in the wake of a shooting at a clinic in Colorado, although there were no specific threats made.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:48:01 -0500
Ringleader of Paris attacks planned more strikes, mocked open borders
The ringleader behind the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had plans to strike Jewish targets and to disrupt schools and the transport system in France, according to sources close to the investigation. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national of Moroccan origin, also boasted of the ease with which he had re-entered Europe from Syria via Greece two months earlier, exploiting the confusion of the migrant crisis and the continent's passport-free Schengen system, the sources said on Friday. The witness statement, quoted in the Valeurs Actuelles weekly magazine, describes how Abaaoud approached his cousin Hasna Ait Boulahcen two days after the killing spree asking her to hide him while he prepared further attacks.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:07:01 -0500
Russian raids repeatedly hit Syrian Turkmen areas, Moscow\'s data shows
By Jack Stubbs and Humeyra Pamuk MOSCOW/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Russian air strikes in northwest Syria have heavily targeted ethnic Turkmen areas, according to a Reuters data analysis that helps explain rising tensions between Moscow and Ankara in the weeks before Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. Tuesday's incident marked the biggest clash between a NATO member and Russia in half a century, and has drawn threats of economic retaliation from the Kremlin. Turkey says the plane strayed into its airspace, which Moscow denies.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:09:43 -0500
Police: Gang members targeted 9-year-old boy shot in alley
CHICAGO (AP) ? A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder Friday in connection with the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured from a playground and shot in the head because of his father's gang ties.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:23:37 -0500
Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) ? Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:22:38 -0500
Blue Jays bring back free-agent lefty Happ for $36M, 3 years
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:11:09 -0500
Brunson, Hart lead No. 8 Villanova over Georgia Tech 69-52
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:33:55 -0500
Dan Carter aims to match Crusaders and All Blacks success
Dan Carter said he has come to France to emulate the success he achieved with New Zealand and the Crusaders back in his homeland. The 33-year-old fly-half arrived in France on Friday to join his new club Racing 92 and to renew his association with the French Top 14 championship after a brief stint with Perpignan in 2009, where his team won the league but in which he played only five matches due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. Asked why he had chosen Racing, Carter said they matched his personal ambition.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:27:31 -0500
The Latest: Prosecutors: Man eyed targets after brother shot
CHICAGO (AP) ? The latest on the arrest of a suspect in the killing of a 9-year-old Chicago boy who police say was lured into an alley and shot in the head as part of an ongoing gang fight (all times local):
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:03:55 -0500
Gunman kills three at US family planning center
A gunman opened fire at a prominent family planning center in Colorado, killing three people and wounding several in a standoff that dragged on for five hours before he surrendered. A usually busy area of snow-covered Colorado Springs was placed on lockdown into the early evening, just a day after millions of Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, in the latest incident to shed a damning light on the United States' gun culture. Mayor John Suthers paid tribute to police for hauling the gunman into custody without further bloodshed at the Planned Parenthood building, where people scrambled into a safe room in a desperate bid to save themselves.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:45:29 -0500
Bruins extend streak with 4-3 win over Rangers
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:57:09 -0500
Police: 3 officers injured, shooter contained in Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ? The latest on the shooting at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local):
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:54:51 -0500
Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:36:44 -0500
Colorado gunman in custody after police standoff
At least 11 people were wounded when a gunman opened fire at a family planning center in Colorado in a standoff that dragged on for five hours Friday before he surrendered. There were no known fatalities but five police officers were among the wounded, police and officials in Colorado Springs said, in the latest incident to shed a damning light on America's gun culture. The situation has been resolved and there's no continuing peril to the citizens of Colorado Springs," said Mayor John Suthers.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:42:45 -0500
Colorado gunman still shooting from inside clinic, police say
(Reuters) - The suspected gunman who shot and wounded several people near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday is still shooting from inside the building, a police spokeswoman said.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:06:38 -0500
Neiman Marcus website suffers outage on Black Friday: CNBC
The Neiman Marcus homepage has been mostly unavailable since 8 am ET on Friday, CNBC reported, citing data from website performance monitor Catchpoint Systems. Neiman Marcus spokeswoman Ginger Reeder said she could not confirm the time of the outage, but said the company was working to restore the website. The outage could hurt upscale retailer Neiman Marcus during one of the most important days for holiday shopping, at a time when more shoppers are shopping online.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:40:24 -0500
Fatalities as freezing rain, floods and ice hit central US
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) ? At least three people have died in fast-moving floodwaters in Texas as freezing rain and flooding pummeled the state and other parts of the central U.S. on Friday, with forecasters warning that the chilling weather would worsen over the holiday weekend.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:08:16 -0500
Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinic
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said. The dead included one police officer and two civilians, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey told reporters about an hour after the suspect had been captured. All nine surviving victims - five police officers and four civilians - were listed in good condition at area hospitals, Carney said.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:41:25 -0500