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Tennis-Williams assured of year-end No. 1 ranking after Sharapova loses

Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday when Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for a second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova only had a slim mathematical chance of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot and needed a strong showing at the WTA Finals. Sharapova also lost her opening match against Caroline Wozniacki and although she cannot reach the number one ranking spot, she still has a chance of...

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Korda leads after hot start at Blue Bay LPGA

Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA.

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Local Todd Sinnott Has Asia-Pacific Amateur Lead

Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne.

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Wozniacki powers past Radwanska at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki all but booked her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals with an impressive 7-5 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday. Showing no signs of fatigue after her exhausting three-set win over Maria Sharapova two days earlier, Wozniacki rebounded from a slow start to overrun Radwanska with an ominous display. Wozniacki was down an early service break in the opening set but quickly got back on terms and proved too strong for Radwanska,...

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Golf Prodigy Honed Swing on Broomstick

Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

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Ko in the hunt

Lydia Ko carded a three-under par 69 to be in a tie for 14th after the first round of the Blue Bay LGPA event.

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Kirk Aims to Make Major Splash on 2014-15 PGA Tour

Eleven months ago, Chris Kirk clinched The McGladrey Classic by one shot, setting the tone for a landmark PGA Tour campaign highlighted by two tournament wins and a lofty second place in the final FedExCup standings.

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Perth International: Local Brett Rumford and Michael Sim hot on Victorian John Wade’s heels

LITTLE-known Victorian John Wade made a blazing start to upstage the big names early on the opening day at the $1.75m ISPS HANDA Perth International at Lake Karrinyup.

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Inbee Park to take No. 1 spot in women's golf

Inbee Park to take No. 1 spot in women's golf from Stacy Lewis on Monday          

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BC-GLF--LPGA Tour,1st Ld-Writethru

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA.

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BC-GLF--Asia-Pacific Amateur

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a five-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amat

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Ogilvy struggles at Perth golf event

Joint leader John Wade says he will still consider quitting golf at the end of the season even if he wins this week's Perth International at Lake Karrinyup.

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