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LPGA will play for record $70 million, but long way from parity

Jan 15 2019

The LPGA season kicks off on Thursday for a season that will comprise 34 events and distribute some $70 million in prize money, a record amount for the circuit although it is still barely one-fifth on offer on the PGA Tour.

Athletics - Two-hour mark tipped to tumble, but not for another decade

Jan 02 2019

Eliud Kipchoge moved tantalizingly close to the magic two-hour mark for the men's marathon last year, but a former world record holder and a sports science expert both think it could take another decade or so for the barrier to fall.

Golf: Pressure on to strike while iron hot with new major schedule

Jan 01 2019

Hitting a hot streak at the right time will be the goal of golf's top male professionals this year as a new calendar crams the major championships into a super busy four-month stretch.

NFL: Eagles still have playoff hopes in final week of season

Dec 28 2018

Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles do not control their own fate heading into the final weekend of the National Football League regular season -- but at least they still have a fighting chance of successfully defending their title.

NFL: Playoff spots on the line in bumper weekend schedule

Dec 21 2018

The penultimate weekend of the National Football League regular season serves up a bumper crop of games that should clarify a cloudy playoff picture and seal the fate of several teams.

Yearender: New Tiger's still the man to watch, if not the man to beat

Dec 18 2018

The most memorable scene in golf in 2018 was not the conclusion to a major championship, but rather the sight of a frenzied gallery swarming over the final fairway as a familiar figure stood on the brink of a win some doubted would ever come.

Golf: New rules meant to be make golf faster, fairer and simpler

Dec 14 2018

The New Year will usher in dozens of new rules in the biggest revamp of golf regulations in decades, even if at the recreational level it is more a case of catching up to what many casual players have been doing for years anyway.

Presidents Cup shows golf yet to become truly global sport

Dec 12 2018

A quarter century after the Presidents Cup began with high hopes that it would one day rival the Ryder Cup as golf’s premier team event, it remains a relative minnow on the global calendar after a series of one-sided American victories.

Soccer: Atlanta United create blueprint for U.S. soccer success

Dec 07 2018

One of the more unlikely success stories in sport could reach a climax in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup final on Saturday but, win or lose, Atlanta United can already claim to have stamped a new blueprint for success off the pitch.

Golf: Not quite a moon shot as PGA Tour unveils Japan event

Nov 20 2018

Tokyo The PGA Tour announced a six-year deal on Tuesday for an official tournament in Japan from next year, to be sponsored by a company whose CEO has signed up to orbit the moon.

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