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Choi soldiers on in Korea, young duo close with course record
Overnight-leader Choi Jin-ho will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the SK Telecom Open after the chasing pack closed in following course record performances by Wang Jeung-hun and Lee Soo-min on Saturday. The talented 19-year-old Wang made eight birdies and an eagle in his nine-under-par round of 63 at Incheon's Sky 72 Ocean Course, which was matched by 21-year-old South Korean compatriot Lee Soo-min. Wang's effort left him one off the lead in a tie for second with Kang Sung-hoon, who struck a third consecutive 69, with Lee a further shot back at eight-under alongside Cho Min-gyu (67). Choi, though, remained out in front after a two-under 70 on Saturday gave him a three round total of 10-under 206.

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NCAA basketball: Navy women beat American, earn first NCAA tournament bid
Navy seniors Angela Myers and Cassie Consedine were the first to embrace at center court following a 47-40 victory over American in the Patriot League final Saturday at Alumni Hall. Their improbable journey from the depths of the league standings four seasons ago to champions was complete, and ah...

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Northampton v Saracens: Premiership play-off semi-final – live! | Alan Smith

7 min: A Burger knock-on results in the first scrum of the game but from it the hosts display some more nervy handling. Burrell eventually kicks and wins a lineout on the Sarries 10 which is taken down by Wood.

6 min: Northampton have yet to really settle but you get the sense there will be helluva lot of kicking throughout this contest. Ahsee Tuala, the Saints full-back, has left the action for treatment on what appears to be an arm injury.

2 min: What a start! Strettle takes a poor pass from Barritt on the right touchline inside his own 10 and chips down the line. The ball bounces kindly, Taylor reaches it first, finds Strettle behind him. Burger tries to stop him advancing but the Sarries wing makes it across the line. Greg Garner checkes with the TMO but it’s never really in doubt. Farrell adds the extras.

1 min: Saracens send it back to where it came from and are up quick with a couple of solid early tackles to deny Saints any progress. It goes back and forth for a bit without either troubling.

Stephen Myler gets us underway!

The teams are emerging from the changing rooms to a lively welcome from a packed Franklin’s Gardens. Almost set!

There is one change on the Saracens bench – Jared Saunders steps into the place of Schalk Brits, who is ill – but both will start as announced.

Rub you hands together, lick your lips in preparation for what’s to come.

Northampton are the reigning champions and this year finished top of the table. They have a hex over Saracens, having beaten them in last year’s final – thanks to a try from the replacement prop Alex Waller in the final minute of extra-time – but the omens for them to retain their title do not look good. Only four of the past dozen champions finished the season on top of the table and only Leicester and Wasps have successfully defended their titles.

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last updated: Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:16 GMT

Sports Briefing | Golf: Francesco Molinari Maintains Lead at BMW PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy missed the cut in Virginia Water, England, for only the third time in 45 events.

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last updated: Tue, 19 May 2015 15:45:36 EDT

Is McIlroy becoming golf's 'Mr Angry?'
He might be World No. 1, but Rory McIlroy is starting to make a habit of throwing golf clubs.

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FIFA 'failing over Qatar'
Amnesty International says world football governing body FIFA is failing to demonstrate any sort of commitment to ensuring Qatar 2022 is "not built on a foundation of exploitation and abuse."

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Xavi to quit Barca after 24 years
He has made more appearances for Barcelona than any other player in their history -- but now midfielder Xavi Hernandez has confirmed he is bringing down the curtain on his illustrious career at the Camp Nou.

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Pietersen row divides the internet
It's a tale of quarrels, squabbles, claim and counter claim that has spilled onto Britain's front and back pages -- the soap opera surrounding Kevin Pietersen's exclusion from the England cricket team has raised questions of whether special talents warrant special treatment.

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Five reasons why Serena is No. 1
Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach of the World No. 1 women's tennis player Serena Williams, tells CNN's Open Court the five main reasons for her dominance of the game. Mouratoglou began coaching Williams in 2012, and their trophy tally since teaming up includes a Wimbledon title, an Olympic Gold Medal, three US Open titles, a French Open title and an Australian Open title, lifting her back up to the pinnacle of the women's game.

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Qatar worker conditions 'appalling'
Skins' Chairman Jaimie Fuller tells Isa Soares what he saw when he visited the World Cup work sites, and why sponsors need to put pressure on FIFA.

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Pakistan set to face Zimbabwe
Six years after a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, international cricket is returning to Pakistan. CNN's Don Riddell reports.

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Mane grabs fastest EPL hat-trick
Senegalese star Sadio Mane took just two minutes and 56 seconds to score the quickest hat-trick in English Premier League history in his side's 6-1 rout of Aston Villa Saturday.

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Kentucky Derby's unsung heroes
Amid the excitement of race day, there is one section of Churchill Downs closed to the public where hundreds of people work caring for the horses.

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Looking after royalty
Katie Jerram trains and rides horses owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth. She gives CNN Equestrian's Christina Macfarlane the inside story.

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VIDEO: Cyril goes from hero to zero
CYRIL Rioli played one of his best games in years, but his crucial fumble in the dying stages cost Hawthorn the game.

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last updated: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:58:00 EST

Hawks gain Carroll but lose Korver (ankle)
Hawks gain Carroll but lose Korver (ankle)

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Back on the track
Even though Gerrit Cole‘s first three starts of May were not bad – at all – they were slightly disappointing because of the high standard he has set. On Friday against the Mets, we saw him return to that standard and pitch one of the best games of his career. He played “stopper” and outdueled […]

Even though Gerrit Cole‘s first three starts of May were not bad – at all – they were slightly disappointing because of the high standard he has set. On Friday against the Mets, we saw him return to that standard and pitch one of the best games of his career. He played “stopper” and outdueled young Mets phenom Noah Syndergaard in a matchup filled with 96+ MPH heat, and the Pirates were able to start this weekend series off right.

Cole has never thrown a complete game in his career, but it looked like this would be the night as he headed to the ninth with just 95 pitches – still cruising and throwing in the upper 90’s. Unfortunately a one-out single and walk that brought the tying run to the plate ended the hopes of a CG, and I’m sure Gerrit was disgusted, but the huge crowd certainly wasn’t…especially after Mark Melancon was able to retire the heart of the Met order without any trouble. When Cole’s confident able to constantly attack and get ahead without any concern of getting hit, this is often what you get – an ultra efficient outing, tons of strikes and quick outs, etc. The defense let him down for the lone run but made up for it with some big DP’s and two CS’s by Chris Stewart to quickly erase any more potential problems. Oh yeah, ten strikeouts….not bad, Gerrit, not bad at all. His body of work this season is simply outstanding. That first complete game will come soon enough.

Syndergaard started out the game looking like the more dominant guy, actually, as he struck out the first four Pirates. But – while he didn’t pitch poorly – the Pirates figured him out a bit (he had just one more K the rest of the way) and were able to take advantage of some shoddy Mets defense and – gasp – deliver some clutch hits (RBI’s by Polanco, Stewart, Kang, and Alvarez). The highlight was easily Kang’s trip around the bases in the sixth inning. He singled in a run, then moved to second on an errant pickoff throw, then stole third as the Mets weren’t paying attention to him, then scored on Pedro’s sac fly with a hilariously awkward “slide” in to home.

It was a good win. After those two Twins games, it was nice to see the Pirates be the less-sloppy team and effectively ride their ace to a victory over what appears to be a surprisingly good club and a good young pitcher.


  • Charlie Morton will officially rejoin the rotation on Monday. Vance Worley remains in the bullpen, Jeff Locke remains in the rotation.
  • The game was played incredibly quickly: 2 hours and 24 minutes.
  • Reminder: Saturday’s game is a 4:05 start.

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