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Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon lead Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20

[ad_1] 9:32 AM ETCharlie CremeESPN.com CloseCharlie Creme projects the women's NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN.com.Growing parity was the overarching theme of 2018-19 in women's college basketball. Next season could see even more balance. Oregon will be a favorite to return to the Final Four and Baylor should have a chance to defend its national championship, but everything else is wide open.With a number of coaching dominoes still to fall and
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Scott McCarron opens 3-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions event

[ad_1] DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Scott McCarron birdied the par-5 18th hole Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Mitsubishi Electric Classic. The 53-year-old McCarron completed a 4-under 68 in the morning in the rain-delayed second round and shot a 70 in the afternoon to reach 6-under 138 at TPC Sugarloaf. He has eight victories on the 50-and over tour after winning three times on the
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Lowry holds 1-stroke lead halfway through rainy RBC Heritage

[ad_1] HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry parred his final two holes Saturday to hold on to a one-stroke lead through two rounds in the rain-delayed RBC Heritage. Lowry was among 56 players who didn’t finish Friday because of a nearly four-hour weather delay. The Irishman made pars on the 17th and 18th holes at Harbour Town Golf Links to finish a 68 and remain at 9 under.
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Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda tied for lead in Hawaii

[ad_1] KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Defending champion Brooke Henderson shot a 3-under 69 on Friday at blustery Ko Olina Golf Club for a share of the third-round lead with Nelly Korda in the Lotte Championship. Korda had a 71, matching Henderson with a bogey on the par-4 18 to get to 14-under 202. “There are still 18 more holes left and a lot can happen” Korda said. “The weather is
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Eun-Hee Ji shoots 64 to early lead in Lotte Championship

[ad_1] KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji birdied six of the final eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a two-shot lead Wednesday halfway through the first round of the Lotte Championship. Ji won the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions for her fifth LPGA Tour victory. The 2009 U.S. Women’s Open champion had a bogey-free round at Ko Olina Golf Club. Fellow South Korean player So Yeon Ryu and
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Tiger 2 shots off Masters lead after 3rd-round 67

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods has given himself a chance to win a 15th major championship.After contending at both The Open and the PGA Championship last summer, Woods, 43, is in position to win the Masters for a fifth time after shooting 5-under-par 67 on Saturday at Augusta National.With the threat of severe weather looming, the Masters will have players grouped in threesomes off both the No. 1 and
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With bad back, Day tied for lead after 5-under 67

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Ga. --- As Jason Day lay in the bathtub in his rental house on Friday morning, his wife, Ellie, could sense his concern and disappointment about his aching back.So Ellie Day decided to deliver a message to her husband."It's the Masters," she said. "You need to suck it up."Inspired by his wife's ultimatum, Day fired a five-under 67 to move into a tie for first place with Francesco
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Tiger 1 shot off lead despite security guard scare

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Short putts, par-5s, untimely weather delays and a security guard. All those factors conspired to derail Tiger Woods on Friday during the second round of the Masters.And yet, somehow, he is one stroke from the lead entering the weekend at Augusta National Golf Club.Woods added a 4-under-par 68 to his opening-round 70, and it was more eventful than a number on a scorecard.The four-time Masters champion
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Ex-UCLA coach Alford hired to lead Nevada

[ad_1] Steve Alford has been hired as head coach of the Nevada men's basketball team, the school announced Thursday.Alford, who was fired by UCLA on Dec. 31, replaces Eric Musselman, who left earlier this week for the head-coaching job at Arkansas. Musselman led Nevada to three NCAA tournaments in four seasons.Alford is expected to be introduced at a Friday news conference."There is no better coach than Steve Alford to continue