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Fowler cuts a dash with 'USA' hairstyle

By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler has a new "USA" haircut and his Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson thinks it's terrific. The 25-year-old Fowler, who is making his second appearance in the biennial team event this week, raised a few eyebrows when he showed off the letters 'USA' shaved into the side of his head during practice on Monday. "I thought it was terrific," Watson

Golf-Fowler cuts a dash with "USA" hairstyle

By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES, Scotland, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler has a new "USA" haircut and his Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson thinks it's terrific. The 25-year-old Fowler, who is making his second appearance in the biennial team event this week, raised a few eyebrows when he showed off the letters 'USA' shaved into the side of his head during practice on Monday. "I thought it was terrific,"

Beware glint in Watson's eye, McGinley warns Europe

By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Paul McGinley rates his Ryder Cup team as one of the strongest assembled by Europe but he will be mindful this week of the special influence rival captain Tom Watson can exert on his United States side. Holders Europe are considered the favorites to win the 40th edition of the biennial team event especially as they boast four of the top six players

All the Americans will be gunning for McIlroy, says Monty

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy will have a metaphorical target on his back at this week's Ryder Cup in the same way Tiger Woods did in his heyday, according to Europe's triumphant 2010 captain Colin Montgomerie. Montgomerie believes all 12 members of the United States team will relish the chance of claiming McIlroy's scalp if they are drawn against the British Open

Golf-World Rankings

Sept 22 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 11.75 2. (2) Adam Scott (Australia) 9.14 3. (3) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 7.86 4. (5) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 7.68 5. (4) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.58 6. (6) Justin Rose (Britain) 7.34 7. (7) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.16 8. (8) Jason Day (Australia) 6.77 9. (9) Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 6.50 10. (10) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 5.88 11. (11) Phil M

Steelers dominate Carolina to record big win

(Reuters) - Pittsburgh's defense sucked the life out of previously unbeaten Carolina while Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns to help the Steelers record a 37-19 victory on Sunday. The Steelers' defense forced their first two turnovers of the season while the offense gained 454 yards on the back of Roethlisberger's passes to Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell's 147 rushing yar

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday, Sept 22

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday: - - - - NFL Seahawks down Broncos in Super Bowl rematch The Seattle Seahawks needed overtime this time, but the Super Bowl champions defeated the Denver Broncos again on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFL title game. (NFL/, moved, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 400 words). - - Pittsburgh show steel in defense to beat Carolina Pittsburgh's defense sucke

Seattle Seahawks hold off Broncos as focus returns to field

Seattle (AFP) - The Seattle Seahawks edged the Denver Broncos 26-20 in overtime in a rare Super Bowl re-match as onfield action regained center stage in the NFL.

Seahawks win again as Lions and Giants pull surprises

(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks needed overtime this time, but the Super Bowl champions defeated the Denver Broncos again on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFL title game. Running back Marshawn Lynch bulldozed his way into the end zone from six yards out to give the Seahawks a 26-20 victory after the Broncos had rallied from a 17-5 deficit in the fourth quarter. ...

Seahawks' Shead pops question to girlfriend

Seattle (AFP) - Amid the furor over the NFL's handling of recent domestic abuse incidents, there was a heart-warming moment in Seattle Sunday as Seahawk DeShawn Shead proposed to his girlfriend.

Seahawks edge Broncos in OT in Super Bowl rematch

(Reuters) - Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks survived an inspired fightback by the Denver Broncos to claim a thrilling 26-20 overtime win on Sunday in a heavyweight rematch of last season's title game. A week after suffering a surprise loss to the Chargers in the searing heat of San Diego, the Seahawks regained some of their championship swagger with a confid

Hur holds on to claim LPGA Yokohama Classic title

Prattville (United States) (AFP) - Hur Mi-Jung fired a six-under par 66 to win the LPGA Yokohama Tire Classic, holding off a final-round charge from world number one Stacy Lewis.

NFL 49ers' Colin Kaepernick used racial slur, report says

(Reuters) - An $11,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct levied against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick resulted from his use of a racial slur during a game last week, Fox Sports reported on Sunday. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, citing an unidentified National Football League referee, said Kaepernick slung the "N-word" at Chicago Bears' defender Lamarr Houston as the two exchanged insu

Lions upset Packers, Giants secure first win

(Reuters) - The Detroit Lions defense overwhelmed the Green Bay Packers and Eli Manning engineered the first win of the season for the New York Giants in a Sunday of NFL surprises. Defensive back Don Carey scored on a 40-yard fumble return in the first quarter and running back Reggie Bush had a 26-yard scoring run in the fourth as the Lions upended the Packers 19-7, holding Green Bay to 223 yard

Tanaka triumphs in return to Yankee mound

Masahiro Tanaka, making his first start since early July, pitched five plus solid innings as the New York Yankees cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Tanaka passes test with win in return from injury

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees and Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka both breathed sighs of relief on Sunday as the right-hander came back from a two-month layoff for an elbow injury to win at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka, making his first appearance since complaining of elbow pain on July 8, threw all his pitches without discomfort, going five and one-third innings and allowing on

Ryder Cup win 'icing on cake' for McIlroy

Edinburgh (AFP) - Europe's star-man Rory McIlroy said Sunday that winning next week's Ryder Cup would be "the icing on the cake" of a brilliant year.

Ex-Tennesse Titan Bironas, 36, killed in car smash

Nashville (AFP) - Rob Bironas, who played nine seasons with the Tennessee Titans, was killed in a single-vehicle accident near his home, the NFL team announced Sunday. He was 36.

U.S. senator says no place for violence in NFL

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women of the U.S. Senate have taken notice and will speak up about how the National Football League has handled domestic abuse cases involving its players, a leading lawmaker said on Sunday. Several recent cases involving NFL players harming their partners or children have embarrassed the league, prompting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize on Friday and promise r

Relieved Luiten hangs on to win Wales Open

Newport (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Dutchman Joost Luiten won the Wales Open by one shot on Sunday, as he overcame a dreadful start and a nervous finish, to edge Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Ireland's Shane Lowry at Celtic Manor.

Donaldson impresses ahead of Ryder Cup but team mates struggle

LONDON (Reuters) - Jamie Donaldson finalised his preparations for next weekend's Ryder Cup with an excellent final round of 67 to finish two shots off the lead at the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Sunday but European team mates Lee Westwood and Thomas Bjorn struggled. Welshman Donaldson, who will make his Ryder Cup debut against the United States at Gleneagles, bogeyed the second hole of the day

Golf-Donaldson impresses ahead of Ryder Cup but team mates struggle

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Jamie Donaldson finalised his preparations for next weekend's Ryder Cup with an excellent final round of 67 to finish two shots off the lead at the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Sunday but European team mates Lee Westwood and Thomas Bjorn struggled. Welshman Donaldson, who will make his Ryder Cup debut against the United States at Gleneagles, bogeyed the second hole of

Golf-European Tour Wales Open scores

Sept 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Wales Open at the par-71 course on Sunday in Newport 270 Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 65 69 65 71 271 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 68 68 68 67 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 68 65 68 70 272 Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 66 68 71 67 Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 70 67 68 67 Marc Warren (Britain) 70 67 67 68 Eddie Pepperell (Britain) 68 74 63 67 Edoardo Molina

Former NFL kicker Bironas dies in Nashville car wreck

By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - Former Tennessee Titans’ kicker Rob Bironas died late Saturday in a single-vehicle car crash in Nashville, police said on Sunday. Bironas, 36, lost control of the SUV he was driving at a high rate of speed around a curve in the road, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement. The vehicle veered off the right side of the road, struck a line of tr

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Sunday, Sept 21

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Sunday: - - - - MOTOR RACING Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix Hamilton takes Formula One lead after Singapore victory SINGAPORE - Britain's Lewis Hamilton has won the SingaporeGrand Prix for Mercedes and taken the championship lead after aretirement for team mate Nico Rosberg (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/ (PIX,TV), moved, updates to follow, by Patrick Johnston and Joh

Golf-Chapchai wins Malaysia playoff to end five-year drought

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chapchai Nirat ended his five-year title drought when he held his nerve to roll in a putt at the first playoff hole and beat Filipino veteran Antonio Lascuna to win Asian Tour's Selangor Masters on Sunday. The big-hitting Thai carded a closing three-under 68 for a four-day total of 10-under 274, which was matched by the 43-year-old Lascuna who fired a 63, studded

Thailand's Chapchai wins Selangor Masters

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Thailand's Chapchai Nirat held off a hard-charging Antonio Lascuna of the Philippines to win the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters in a playoff Sunday.

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday, Sept 21

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday: - - - - MOTOR RACING Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix Hamilton starts from pole in Singapore SINGAPORE - Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to fend off teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg when the Mercedes pair startfirst and second on the grid at the Singapore Grand Prix withthe Briton aiming to cut into the German's 22-point lead. ...

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