Laura Davies wins Senior LPGA Championship

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Laura Davies won the Senior LPGA Championship on Wednesday at chilly and windy French Lick Resort to sweep the two senior major events of the year. Davies birdied the final hole for a 2-under 70 and a four-stroke victory over Helen Alfredsson and Silvia Cavalleri. The 55-year-old Englishwoman won the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open in July at Chicago Golf Club. In March in Phoenix, she tied for second behind Inbee Park in the LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup. “I wish there were more of them…

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Laura Davies wins Senior LPGA Championship to sweep 2018 senior majors

Laura Davies made it a dominating sweep at the senior majors when she claimed the Senior LPGA Championship by four strokes. The World Golf Hall of Famer’s victory at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind., came four months after she won the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open by 10 strokes at Chicago Golf Club. “Oh, it’s huge,” said Davies. “It’s a golf course that I didn’t think I would ever win on. … It feels like a really big victory for me, this one really does.” Davies, 55,…

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Yankees’ Didi Gregorius has Tommy John surgery, return uncertain

NEW YORK — Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and is expected to be out of action for much of next season. The Yankees said Wednesday’s surgery went as expected. It was done by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Gregorious’ return to the lineup could come sometime between June and August, general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday on the Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN New York. Gregorius, 28, broke his own club record for home…

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Luke Walton of Los Angeles Lakers taking long view on LeBron James playing time

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton is playing the long game by trying to reduce the length of time LeBron James stays on the basketball court this season. “We’ve got four years,” Walton said Wednesday on the eve of the Lakers’ season opener on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers. Walton, of course, was referencing the contract James signed this summer to come to L.A. (three years guaranteed, with a player option for the fourth). He contends he isn’t about to burn out James, who…

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Carolina Hurricanes demote Martin Necas, Haydn Fleury; promote Clark Bishop

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have assigned forward Martin Necas and defenseman Haydn Fleury to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte. In a corresponding move Wednesday, the Hurricanes recalled forward Clark Bishop from Charlotte. The 19-year-old Necas, the team’s first-round pick in 2017, was sent down a day after he scored his first NHL goal in a 4-2 loss at Tampa Bay. He was averaging only about 10 minutes of ice time. The 22-year-old Fleury skated in only one game this season for the Hurricanes and their crowded defensive corps.…

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Tour of Guangxi stage 2 highlights – Video

Heavy downpours were a major feature of stage 2 at the Tour of Guangxi on Wednesday, soaking the 145.2km stage from Beihai to Qinzhou with warm precipitation as the peloton covered the sprint stage in just over three hours. Related Articles The conditions convinced Richie Porte to call an end to his season and his tenure at BMC Racing in the early going before Pascal Ackerman (Bora-Hansgrohe) took the final bunch kick ahead of Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Floors) and stage 1 winner Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo), who continues to lead the overall race.  A breakaway of five riders ventured…

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Congratulations, You’re a Certified N.B.A. Agent. Good Luck Finding a Client.

At 10:02 a.m. on a sunny day last winter in the gym at the National Basketball Players Association’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters, dozens of nervous prospective N.B.A. agents sat at folding tables, hunched over the first test many had taken in years. Copies of the N.B.A.’s collective bargaining agreement and regulations governing agents cluttered the tables. The test was open book. Some of the test-takers said they had been studying for months. Concerned about unprepared agents, the union started requiring the test in 2016. To pass, each prospective agent must correctly…

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Tenniglo to Mitchelton-Scott in 2019

Moniek Tenniglo will join the Mitchelton-Scott women’s team in 2019. The 30-year-old Dutch rider spent this year with the French outfit FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope, and going foward, will fill a domestique role on the Australian team next season. Related Articles “I am really happy and excited to be joining Mitchelton-Scott,” Tenniglo said. “It’s a team with a great team spirit and that’s why it makes it really exciting for me, because I think I am a rider who works well within a team and I enjoy playing a strong supporting…

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Jokes? At Knicks Camp? Maybe More Than the Coach Has Changed

It also was known that Dolan was never thrilled with the press-friendly natures of D’Antoni or Donnie Walsh, the executive who hired him. Could it be that Steve Mills and Scott Perry, the Knicks’ president and general manager, had to sell Dolan on Fizdale, who on Tuesday said of his approach: “I can’t fake it. I don’t have time to fake. I try to be honest and keep it real as I can.” He did have plenty of ex-Knicks coaches to help prime him for the dual challenges of Dolan…

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