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Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title

[ad_1] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky after the third round at the Maybank Championship on Saturday. Elvira has been on song since the opening round where he joint-led the standings, and the Spaniard maintained that consistency with seven birdies to reach 13-under in sweltering
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Casey shares early lead in title defense at Innisbrook

[ad_1] PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey managed all the par 5s and shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to share the early 36-hole lead in his bid to become the first back-to-back winner of the Valspar Championship. Casey holed a 30-foot eagle putt on the 599-yard fifth hole and had short birdie putts on the other par 5s at Innisbrook. He went bunker-to-bunker on his last hole for
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Women’s NCAA tournament 2019 — What Louisville win says about Cardinals’ title chances

[ad_1] 2:16 PM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.If any No. 1 seed came into the women's NCAA tournament with a question mark attached, it was Louisville.But there was nothing about Friday's 69-34 victory over No. 16 seed Robert Morris to worry about. It's only one
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Migliozzi wins Kenya Open for 1st European Tour title

[ad_1] NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won his first European Tour title with a one-stroke victory at the Kenya Open on Sunday. Playing in the 14th event of his first year on tour, the 22-year-old qualifying school graduate shot a 2-under 69 in the final round to finish ahead of a three-way tie for second place between Spain’s Adri Arnaus (70) and South African pair Louis De
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Duke shows familiar dominance in taking ACC title

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the aftermath of Saturday's ACC tournament championship, Duke's stars slipped past questions about tournament seeding and national title expectations with the same effortless control they'd shown in their second-half dismantling of Florida State.No. 1 overall seed? That's for the committee to decide.Best team in the country? Just trying to get better.The favorite to win it all? Still got six games to play, my man.OK, it's
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MVP Zion leads Duke to ACC title after absence

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zion Williamson's knee is feeling just fine, and for three days in the 2019 ACC tournament, he offered proof.His 21 points, five rebounds and two assists -- one of which will go down as arguably the most impressive highlight of Williamson's spectacular season -- in Saturday's 73-63 championship game win over Florida State secured him the tournament MVP honors and, quite likely, secured Duke the top
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Sen. Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS -- Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91.Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a statement.His son Evan followed him into politics and became Indiana's governor and a senator.Bayh, a liberal Democrat,
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Venus Williams leads sleeper title contenders at Indian Wells

[ad_1] INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- We know, we know. It's only Monday. And anyone who's been paying attention knows the favorites are still the favorites: Roger Federer has won this tournament four times, most recently in 2017; Novak Djokovic has won three straight Grand Slams; and Naomi Osaka has won the past two Slams -- both on hardcourts.But as we enter the second week of play at the BNP Paribas
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Harding wins 1st European Tour title in Qatar

[ad_1] DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Justin Harding birdied three of the last four holes to win the Qatar Masters by two strokes on Sunday and earn his first European Tour title. The South African shot 6-under 66 in the final round for a 13-under total of 275, ahead of a packed group in second which included compatriots George Coetzee (68), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (68), Erik Van Rooyen (70) and overnight leader
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Maurice Hooker wins, retains junior welterweight title

[ad_1] VERONA, N.Y. -- Maurice Hooker had a herculean struggle to make 140 pounds at Friday's weigh-in, so nobody was quite sure what he would have in the tank on Saturday night. It turned out to be more than enough.Hooker easily outpointed Mikkel LesPierre to retain his junior welterweight world title for the second time in the co-feature of the Dmitry Bivol-Joe Smith Jr. light heavyweight world title fight at