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Goosen wins playoff and ticket to St. Andrews

PGA: Northern Trust Open-Final Round(Reuters) - Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen birdied the first playoff hole of a qualifying tournament at Woburn Golf Club on Tuesday to secure a spot at next month's British Open. Irish amateur Paul Dunne shot the lowest score at Woburn after rounds of 70-65 gave him a three-stroke victory with Robert Dinwiddie of England also qualifying for the tournament at St. Andrews. "I won two Dunhill Cups there as well (with Ernie Els and David Frostin 1997 and 1998) and first played it when I was 18, so I've walked a good few miles on that course and I love it," Goosen told reporters looking ahead to the July 16-19 major.


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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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Israel Folau to sign three-year deal in coup for Australian rugby

  • Wallabies star Folau expexted to reject overseas and NRL overtures

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is expected to announce a three-year extension to his national contract later on Wednesday in a coup for the embattled Australian Rugby Union.

A flock of seasoned Wallabies are leaving for foreign shores after the World Cup in England and dual international Folau, one of Australia’s highest profile players, had been tipped to join the exodus.

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last updated: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:01:49 GMT

United States 2, Germany 0: World Cup: Against Top Foe, U.S. Brings Its ‘A’ Game
The Americans played their best game of the tournament against the Germans and will face either England or Japan in the final on Sunday.









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last updated: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:19:46 EDT

Tennis stars cool on Wimbledon heat rule
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won during a heatwave in London on Tuesday, but stopped short of saying a heat rule should be adopted for the men.

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The small-town girl with the big tennis game
You'd never know Petra Kvitova is a Wimbledon champion -- she prefers to live a quiet life, and gets her solitude in a small Czech city.

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Becker: Djokovic can retain title
Novak Djokovic's coach Boris Becker backs the world's number one to rebound from his French Open disappointment at Wimbledon.

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'Dirty scum' outburst at Wimbledon
Nick Kyrgios said he doesn't mind being potentially fined for a verbal outburst during his first-round win Monday, while fellow Aussie Lleyton Hewitt bid adieu to SW19.

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Can USWNT make history?
It's a showdown between the two top teams in women's football -- and according to United States star Alex Morgan, this match is "virtually a final."

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Djokovic denies 'cheating' claims
Novak Djokovic has denied claims of receiving illegal coaching during his matches but admitted on the eve of his Wimbledon title defense that players do find a way to bend the rules to their advantage.

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Can Chile end '100-year evil?'
Chile beat Peru 2-1 in the Copa America semifinal to gives themselves a chance of ending their 99 year trophy drought.

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Backside poker Jara handed ban
Chile's hopes of making the Copa America final on home soil were dealt a blow after key defender Gonzalo Jara was suspended for three matches and handed a $7,500 fine by South America's football confederation for poking his finger into Edison Cavani's backside.

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Japan and England advance into WWC semis
A look at some of the best photos from the 2015 Women's World Cup.

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WWC 2015: Semifinal lineup decided
The U.S. team has not exactly been winning new fans at the Women's World Cup, but its defensive approach is paying off after reaching the semifinals for a record seventh time.

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WWC 2015: Best pictures
A look at some of the best photos from the 2015 Women's World Cup.

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Ana Ivanovic looks ahead to Wimbledon
CNN's Christina Macfarlane speaks to Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic about Wimbledon, the French Open and her thoughts on Serena Williams.

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Spieth claims second major
Masters champion Jordan Spieth kept his nerve to claim the U.S. Open title Sunday after closest rival Dustin Johnson missed a short putt on the 18th hole at Chambers Bay.

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What it's like to drive around Silverstone
Lotus F1 driver, Romain Grosjean, takes CNN's Amanda Davies on a lap of Silverstone

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A rising star of the motorsport world
Meet George Russell, a 17-year-old Formula 3 driver who is being tipped to be an F1 star

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Kvitova plans her Wimbledon defense
Two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova has invited Open Court to the Czech Republic where she's training away from the spotlight.

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Imagine having Rafa Nadal over to stay
Finding a place to stay during the Wimbledon Championships can be tricky - with no hotels within a mile of the tennis grounds. So where do the stars stay?

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The new grass court season
CNN travels to Stuttgart to check out the newest grass court tournament on the calendar and meet with Rafael Nadal to talk about the extended grass season.

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Making of the 2015 Wimbledon poster
A Russian artist who calls London home has used her unique blend of artistry and imagination to create the official poster for Wimbledon 2015.

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Nigel Mansell talks Formula One
The former F1 champion talks to CNN's Amanda Davies about the Austrian GP, Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton.

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Can Ainslie win America's Cup?
Sir Ben Ainslie talks about Britain's America's Cup challenge.

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Will Britain end America's Cup drought?
It's one of the world's oldest sporting trophies -- but it has never been won by Britain.

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What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 40 amazing sports photos from June 9 through June 15.

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What a shot! 42 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 41 amazing sports photos from June 2 through June 8.

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Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:50:00 GMT

Video: Paraguay no match for majestic Messi
LIONEL Messi produces one of his finest performances for Argentina, having a hand in five of their six goals in the Copa America semi-final rout of Paraguay.

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Job not finished
The Pirates have done a much better job (compared to past years) at completing sweeps this season, but they couldn’t quite get it done this time around and had to settle for 2 of 3 against the Braves. 2 of 3 is normally pretty good, but at home, against a sub-.500 team, when you had […]

The Pirates have done a much better job (compared to past years) at completing sweeps this season, but they couldn’t quite get it done this time around and had to settle for 2 of 3 against the Braves. 2 of 3 is normally pretty good, but at home, against a sub-.500 team, when you had a chance to win a game pitched by Jeff Locke, dropping the final game of a homestand that wound up at just 3-3 doesn’t feel great.

Locke was his usual inefficient self, going just five with a high pitch count, but at least gave the offense a chance. The offense did not capitalize, as Alex Wood dominated the early part of the game. Later on, there were three chances for the Bucs to tie in each of the final three innings, but the big hit just never happened.

Notes:

  • Jordy Mercer wrapped up a pretty good weekend with three more hits, although the one out he made was a major killer – a strikeout looking with two RISP and one out. That aside, if his bat truly is coming around (which it did last year around this time), it would be huuuuge, especially with Jung Ho Kang cooling off.
  • It would have been interesting to see who would have played first base if the Pirates had tied the game in the ninth, as Sean Rodriguez was pinch-hit for and Pedro Alvarez was already used. Cervelli? Stewart?
  • Andrew McCutchen was back in there and looked just fine, even with his elbow pad on.

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