News for Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Hull, rookies help Europe expand Solheim lead

Teenager Charley Hull showcased her fearlessness and indifference to pressure Saturday in helping Europe take a commanding lead Saturday at the Solheim Cup. And she wasn't the only rookie who stepped up for the Europeans.

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Tee times: Wyndham Championship, final round

Check out the final-round tee times and pairings for the Wyndham Championship.

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How it happened: Europe extends Solheim lead

After opening up a two-point lead after Friday, the Europeans stretched their lead to 10 1/2-5 1/2 after Saturday's action at the Solheim Cup. See how it all unfolded on another exciting day in Colorado.

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5 Things: Huh weathers storm, shares Wyndham lead

On a rainy, dreary day when the greens remained lightning fast at Sedgefield Country Club, John Huh weathered the kind of jittery passage from which most golfers never recover, and he leads along with Patrick Reed entering Sunday.

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How it happened: Reed, Huh tied for Wyndham lead

Rainy conditions dominated the third round of the Wyndham Championship, but despite a weather delay earlier in the morning, the round was completed Saturday in Greensboro, and John Huh and Patrick Reed lead.

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Goss, Fitzpatrick to throw out first pitch for Red Sox

U.S. Amateur finalists Matthew Fitzpatrick and Oliver Goss have been invited to throw out first pitch at the Red Sox-Yankees game Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.

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In must-win situation, Creamer & Lewis deliver for U.S.

Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer knew they were in a must-win scenario for the U.S. on Saturday morning, and mustered together an impressive performance to inch the Americans closer at the Solheim Cup.

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Notes: Nordqvist aces; U.S. rallies; more

When Anna Nordqvist holed a 7-iron at the par-3 17th, it ended all chances of a comeback from Morgan Pressel and Jessica Korda. The Europeans put their first, and only, full point on the board courtesy of that shot as the Americans rallied to within half a point.

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Goss beats Watt for chance at Amateur title

Calm, cool and collective. Oliver Goss can be seen as any one of these descriptions on the golf course. On Saturday, Goss defeated good mate and Australian National Team teammate Brady Watt, 2-up, in the second semifinal match of the U.S. Amateur at The Country Club.

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Fitzpatrick's short-game magic leads to Am final

Matthew Fitzpatrick knocked off Canadian Corey Conners 2 and 1 on Saturday at the U.S. Amateur, using incredible touch on and around the greens to advance to the 36-hole finale on Sunday.

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Fitzpatrick vs. Goss: A look at the U.S. Am final

The 113th U.S. Amateur championship match is set between Matthew Fitzpatrick and Oliver Goss at The Country Club for Sunday at 9 a.m. Here’s a closer look at both players before the 36-hole finale.

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Howell III receives DQ for non-conforming club

Charles Howell III was disqualified prior to the start of Saturday's third round of the Wyndham Championship for violating Rule 4-1a, using a non-conforming driver, during the second round.

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Women's countdown: No. 18 Purdue

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 18 Purdue.

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Men's countdown: No. 18 South Carolina

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 18 South Carolina