Ariya seizes early lead in inaugural Shanghai event

Shanghai (AFP) – World number two Ariya Jutanugarn shot a blemish-free 66 to take the first-round lead in the inaugural Buick LPGA Shanghai tournament on Thursday. The Thai golfer, who took the US Women’s Open crown earlier this year and is gunning for her fourth win of the season, birdied holes four through six to start hot and cruise to six-under for the day. Kim Sei-young of South Korea and Danielle Kang of the United States tied for second after each posted a 5-under 67 at the par-72 Qi Zhong…

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Red Sox Emerge From a Chaotic Day With Commanding Lead in A.L.C.S.

HOUSTON — Wednesday was not a typical game day in the American League playoffs. The day started with talk of sign-stealing, cellphone cameras and counterespionage. Later, the ace of the Boston Red Sox was scratched from his next start because of a stomach illness, sending their pitching plans into chaos. Then the game began, and things really got crazy. It began with an umpire’s controversial call in the first inning that turned what appeared to be a two-run home run for the Houston Astros into an out, and what followed…

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SL stumble against Rashid, Curran to concede 2-0 lead

ENGLAND TOUR OF SRI LANKA 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Wed, 17 Oct, 2018, 11:50 PM England have taken an unassailable lead in the series © Getty Adil Rashid, Tom Curran and Ben Stokes with the ball played key roles before batsmen eased England to a seven-wicket win in the third ODI and helped them earn a 2-0 lead in the five-match series over Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Wednesday (October 17). Set 151 in a rain-shortened 21-over-a-side game, England cruised to a win in 18.3 overs. Sri Lanka got…

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England beat Sri Lanka in rain affected match to take commanding series lead

England eased into a 2-0 series lead over Sri Lanka as Eoin Morgan’s unbeaten 58 and a disciplined bowling performance delivered victory in a rain-shortened third one-day international. The match at Pallekele was cut down to 21 overs per innings after play was delayed by almost six hours, the latest frustration in a monsoon-season tour at odds with both common sense and the elements, but England’s well-oiled machine powered through for a seven-wicket win with 15 balls to spare. Morgan’s half-century was a fourth in his last five knocks but his…

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Jayson Tatum Scores 23 to Lead Celtics Past 76ers in Opener

Jayson Tatum had 23 points and nine rebounds to lead the host Boston Celtics past the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-87, on Tuesday night in the first game of the N.B.A. season. Marcus Morris added 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, and Al Horford had nine points and five blocks. Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Simmons finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. Boston won despite shooting just 43 percent (42 of 97) from the field and 30 percent from the…

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Golf state notebook: Loyola’s lead vanishes with the snow at 3A boys meet

Loyola had a six-stroke lead Friday midway through the first round of the Class 3A boys golf state tournament, but it didn’t matter. The Ramblers’ stellar efforts in some miserable weather conditions did not count toward their final score. IHSA officials called off Friday’s first round at The Den at Fox Creek in Bloomington and shortened the tournament to only 18 holes on Saturday. The Ramblers regrouped and placed fifth with a team score of 304 on Saturday. New Trier finished at 312 to place ninth. Meanwhile, the Class 2A…

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Zaman, Sarfraz lead Pakistan’s revival

PAKISTAN VS AUSTRALIA IN UAE, 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 16 Oct, 2018, 04:35 PM Fakhar Zaman missed a century on debut by six runs. © Getty If Nathan Lyon’s attack tore apart the hosts in the first session of the second Test, a counterattack from Fakhar Zaman and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed shone bright in the second as the pair added over 100 runs to rebuild Pakistan’s innings after they were reduced to 57 for 5 at one stage. In a contrasting session, where Pakistan lost just the one…

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Your Monday NLCS guide — Will Brewers or Dodgers grab series lead in Los Angeles?

From the first pitch of every series to the last out of Game 7, you can catch the entire MLB Postseason on ESPN Radio. Listen » After two one-run thrillers in Milwaukee, a tied National League Championship Series heads west for the sunshine of Southern California. Will the two teams sustain the drama they delivered in the first two games? The most important thing of the day: Whether or not Brewers manager Craig Counsell has an opportunity to use his best bullpen weapon, lefty Josh Hader, to good effect Monday,…

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Bernhard Langer, Gene Sauers share lead in SAS Championship

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Bernhard Langer birdied three of the final four holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the SAS Championship lead with Gene Sauers. A day after nearly shooting his age with a 62 to match Sauers and Tom Lehman for the first-round lead, the 61-year-old Langer kept pace with Sauers at 15-under 129. Langer had six birdies and a bogey at Prestonwood Country Club, the tree-lined layout softened by heavy rain Thursday from Hurricane Michael. He won the Insperity Invitational in May in Texas…

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