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Golf-Leishman takes early control at Firestone

July 31 - Australian Marc Leishman upstaged the game's biggest games as he charged into a one-shot lead in the opening round of the elite the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Thursday.

Golf-WGC-Bridgestone Invitational scores

July 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at the par-70 course on Thursday in Akron, Ohio 64 Marc Leishman (Australia) 64 65 Justin Rose (Britain) 65 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 65 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 65 67 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 67 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 67 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 67 Graham DeLaet (Canada) 67 68 Sergio Garcia (Spain) 68 Jami

31 Jul 2014

UPDATE 1-Golf-American Johnson takes leave for 'personal challenges'

July 31 - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," the big-hitting American said on Thursday in a decision that will keep him from playing in the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup.

31 Jul 2014

Golf-American Johnson takes leave for 'personal challenges'

July 31 - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," the big-hitting American said on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

Golf-Scott once again wary of challengers for the top spot

July 30 - Ever since he took over as world number one for the first time in May, Australian Adam Scott has become accustomed to looking over his shoulder at his closest challengers for the top spot while he competes in PGA Tour events.

31 Jul 2014

Golf-Firestone a perfect place for Tiger to salvage season

July 30 - Tiger Woods, still tournament rusty after spending much of this year recovering from back surgery, could not have picked a better venue as he strives to turn his season around at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

30 Jul 2014

Golf-Thai Kiradech eager to be big hit at PGA Championship again

July 30 - Kiradech Aphibarnrat still remembers the cheers each time he reached for his driver at last year's PGA Championship and the big-hitting Thai has no plans to curb his aggressive style after earning a return invitation for the year's final major.

30 Jul 2014

Golf-Open champion McIlroy not one to rest on his laurels

July 29 - Rory McIlroy embellished his status as one of the game's best players with his wire-to-wire win at the British Open nine days ago, but has put that behind him as he strives to achieve further goals before the end of this year.

30 Jul 2014

Golf-PGA Tour commissioner and Woods hope for big 2014 finish

PARAMUS, New Jersey, July 29 - Tiger Woods, battling back from a back injury, still drives fan interest and TV ratings and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is as keen as the former world number one himself that he has a big 2014 finish.

29 Jul 2014

Golf-Heavyweight trio say Langer, 56, merits Ryder consideration

LONDON, July 28 - Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin have called for the 56-year-old Bernhard Langer to be considered for Ryder Cup selection after his emphatic 13-stroke victory in the Senior British Open at the weekend.

28 Jul 2014
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If I unfollowed you, it’s because you tweeted about the World Cup

Social media encourages writers toward conciseness and cleverness, the better to attract a larger audience. But these rules have dissolved during the World Cup interregnum. Ordinarily smart people are typing "Goooooaaaaall!!!!!" into Twitter as if other soccer fans are blind to what they just saw on TV.

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