Resurgent Kuchar still on ‘a big high’ after mad dash Down Under

Sydney (AFP) – Matt Kuchar said he was still on a high after his first PGA Tour win in four years and expected to be in the hunt again after making a mad dash to play in this week’s Australian Open. The 40-year-old American jetted into Sydney from Mexico on Wednesday morning after winning the Mayakoba Classic in Playa del Carmen, which pushed him up to 29 in the world, two behind Phil Mickelson. Kuchar is the highest-ranked player at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney after the event failed…

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Callaway Big Bertha irons aim to create new distance potential with shape-shifting design

The Callaway Big Bertha irons newest iteration essentially reflects one fairly simple goal of its design team: “What if we float the mass?” That’s how Callaway lead iron designer Scott Manwaring put it recently. The mass he’s talking about is a substantial brick of tungsten that for all intents and purposes floats low in the cavity of the Big Bertha, the company’s latest super-game improvement iron. The Big Bertha also is designed to launch iron shots higher with the boost of extra ball speed from a face that flexes at…

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Nedbank Golf Challenge – Big finish from Lee Westwood secures win, first title in four years

Lee Westwood bagged five birdies on his back nine to storm to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour for four years. Westwood, 45, carded a faultless 64 that included an eagle and six birdies for a tournament total of 15 under-par, three shots ahead of overnight leader Sergio Garcia. The Spaniard, who had led from the first round into Sunday, could only manage a 70 as his two-shot overnight advantage was swallowed up by a…

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Aleksandr Usyk Should Move Up To Heavyweight After Big Win

What’s Next for Aleksandr Usyk? On Saturday night, undefeated and undisputed Cruiserweight champion Aleksandr Usyk competed in what could be considered to be the highest profile fight of his professional career. And, in the end, he shined. Entering enemy territory, Usyk took on a veteran former champion in the tough-and-gritty Tony Bellew at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Early on, both men seemingly had success, as Usyk repeatedly pumped his jab, while the powerful Bellew landed some notable counterpunches. As the bout wore on, however, Usyk began to pull…

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Aleksandr Usyk Delivers Big KO of Tony Bellew in Round 8

Aleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) defeated Tony Bellew (30-3-1, 20 KOs) by eighth-round knockout to remain the undisputed Cruiserweight champion of the world on Saturday night, November 10, in Manchester, England. Usyk is now 16-0, with 12 KOs and defeated Bellew in dramatic fashion, flooring the hometown fighter and adding yet another tremendous opponent to his impressive 2018 fight resume. This was a dangerous fight for both men, Usyk testing his skills against a former world champion in Bellew, while Bellew was taking one last fight against the best fighter…

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Big Garcia lead cut in frustrating second round

Sergio Garcia’s four-shot lead was cut to just one as he managed only a one-under 71 in the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The in-form 2017 Masters champion stormed clear on Thursday as he looked set to dominate in Sun City, but his follow-up performance 24 hours later was less impressive and opened the door to challengers. Home hopeful Louis Oosthuizen is just one shot back after Garcia dropped bogeys on three of the last six holes to reach 36 holes at nine under, having avoided any at all…

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Defenses blitzing less this year to curb big plays – NFL Nation

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is blitzing a little more than he did in years past, trying to limit explosive plays in the backfield before they pick up steam. Bradley said sometimes as a defensive playcaller he’d like to bring pressure into a jet sweep, but it’s a calculated risk, and he has noticed opponents are blitzing less. Top 5 most blitzed 1. C.J. Beathard 35.9 2. Ryan Fitzpatrick 33.8 3. Drew Brees 30.5 4. Blake Bortles 30.2 5. Matt Ryan 30.0 Top 5…

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Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test: Moeen Ali bowls England to big win

By: Reuters | Published: November 9, 2018 6:05:14 pm England’s Moeen Ali celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella with team mates during the fourth day of the first Test. (Source: AP) Spinners Moeen Ali and Jack Leach combined to destroy Sri Lanka and bowl England to a comprehensive 211-run victory inside four days in the first test on Friday. With no realistic chance of winning after conceding a 139-run first innings lead to England, Sri Lanka tried in vain to force Rangana Herath’s farewell test into its final…

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Premier League picker: One rival player taken to help each ‘Big Six’ club

The Exploding Heads also explore some interesting Mo Salah statue lookalikes and look at some curious goal celebrations over the Premier League weekend. Relive the top strikes from Week 11 of the 2018-19 Premier League season, which include an emotional winner from Leicester’s Demarai Gray. Gab Marcotti reveals his best XI from the 11th round of Premier League action, which leaves Craig Burley and Brian McBride asking questions. As strong as the Premier League’s “Big Six” are, they all have areas they need to improve. But what if each club…

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Lloyd Pope embraces life changing time as Big Bash comes calling

He’s been compared to Shane Warne and proclaimed a saviour of Australian cricket, all before his 19th birthday. But rather than being overawed by it all, legspinner Lloyd Pope is embracing his life-changing experiences as he turns heads with his leg-breaks and wrong ‘uns. Pope burst onto the global scene with his remarkable figures of 8 for 35 against England in the Under-19 World Cup quarter-final, pulling Australia back from the brink of elimination in a manner Warne would have been proud of. Then in just his second first-class match…

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