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Patrick Reed, the Presidents Cup and the next step in Team USA drama

[ad_1] NASSAU, Bahamas -- Captain America is back, but not without some consternation. There are plenty in and around the game who would have had no problem with Patrick Reed being put in "timeout'' for a year as penance for his pointed remarks in the aftermath of the 2018 Ryder Cup.For the reprieve, Reed has none other than his idol -- Tiger Woods -- to thank. The same Tiger Woods
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Jason Day withdraws from Presidents Cup with back injury

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jason Day has withdrawn from the Presidents Cup because of a back injury. International team captain Ernie Els replaced him with Byeong Hun An of South Korea two weeks before play begins. Day, a former No. 1 who has battled back problems in his career, says he was practicing in California when the injury occurred. Els previously had used one of his four captain’s picks
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Revamped Davis Cup plagued by problems, but passion isn’t one of them

[ad_1] The mood in the press room at the Davis Cup in Madrid on Friday was maudlin. The Serbians looked more like mourners at a funeral than elite athletes, their eyes raw and red, their visages grim. They had just lost to Russia in the quarterfinals of the first edition of the revamped Davis Cup competition after wasting three match points in the decisive doubles match.Nenad Zimonjic, the Serbian Davis
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Winnipeg downs Hamilton to win first Grey Cup since 1990

[ad_1] CALGARY, Alberta -- Andrew Harris made Grey Cup history to help end his hometown Winnipeg Blue Bombers' title drought.Harris became the first player to be honored as both the Grey Cup MVP and top Canadian, running for 134 yards and a touchdown and catching a scoring pass in the Blue Bombers' 33-12 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday night.The Blue Bombers won their 10th title and first since
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Koepka withdraws from Presidents Cup, replaced by Fowler

[ad_1] Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from the Presidents Cup because of a knee injury he suffered last month in South Korea. He was replaced by Rickie Fowler. Koepka is the No. 1 player in the world and was the leading qualifier for the Presidents Cup, which will be played Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia. U.S. captain Tiger Woods had an extra pick and used it on Fowler. Koepka
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Brooks Koepka out of Presidents Cup due to knee injury

[ad_1] Brooks Koepka will miss next month's Presidents Cup due to a knee issue that he originally addressed with stem cell treatment.Woods has already chosen Rickie Fowler to replace Koepka on his 12-man team that will play an International squad at Royal Melbourne in Australia beginning Dec. 12."Today, I am announcing my withdrawal from the USA Presidents Cup team because of my knee injury," he said in a statement. "I
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Kyle Busch captures second NASCAR Cup title

[ad_1] HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted his fans to enjoy the moment with him.It was a lesson learned from his first Cup title in 2015, when Busch ruined the massive championship banner by doing smoke-filled burnouts."It messed up the flag
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2019 Davis Cup — One week, one venue and 18 countries vying for the title

[ad_1] The year in men's pro tennis will end on a compelling note, as the remade Davis Cup takes place next week in Madrid. We're about to see if the risky makeover will cure the ills of this historic, 119-year-old competition, or if the International Tennis Federation, which owns and promotes the Davis Cup, is throwing out the baby with the bathwater.Here are some FAQs for those who aren't sure
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Seattle’s home MLS Cup win cements Sounders in the city’s rich sporting legacy

[ad_1] SEATTLE -- Seattle's 3-1 win over Toronto FC to claim MLS Cup 2019, in front of a sellout crowd of nearly 70,000 fans on Sunday, was the culmination of a love affair between the city and the Sounders a decade in the making.It's easy to forget, in the wake of the successful expansion launches of Portland, LAFC and particularly Atlanta -- which won MLS Cup in front of a
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Seattle Sounders’ MLS Cup triumph reward for team that took its chances

[ad_1] SEATTLE -- Brian Schmetzer walked into his postgame news conference with the word "Family" emblazoned across his t-shirt and a well-earned beverage in his hand. He tried to thank everyone associated with the Seattle Sounders 3-1 MLS Cup triumph over Toronto FC, from the owners all the way down to most junior staff member.Such is Schmetzer's 40-year connection with the Sounders that he feels the ups and downs of