News for Thursday, March 13, 2014

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5 Things: Cool in Tampa as four 68s lead

Greg Chalmers, Matt Every, Danny Lee and Pat Perez shot 3-under 68s to find the first-round lead at the PGA Tour's Valspar Championship. Here are 5 Things to know about the day's events in Palm Harbor, Fla.

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Tour Tracker: 4-way tie for Valspar lead

Matt Every took the lead early at the PGA Tour's Valspar Championship on Thursday near Tampa -- tied in the afternoon by Greg Chalmers, Danny Lee and Pat Perez. Recap the first-round highlights here!

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62 gives Canizares 1st-round lead in Morocco

Alejandro Canizares mastered the windy conditions in Morocco with 11 birdies in a 10-under 62 that gave him a one-stroke lead over Seve Benson in the first round of the Trophee Hassan II.

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Fossum inspired players, community at MSU

Bruce Fossum, who coached the Michigan State Spartans for 25 years, died Tuesday in Michigan.

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Park, Talley, Ramsey top U.S. Curtis Cup selections

The USGA on Thursday announced the eight-player U.S. team for the 2014 Curtis Cup, led by reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champ Emma Talley and NCAA individual champ Annie Park.

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Brown helps LPGA legends support sick kids

University of Indianapolis junior Ashtyn Brown, a two-time cancer survivor, knows what it is like to be diagnosed at a young age, and extra time giving back to sick kids.

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USGA communications director leaving organization

The USGA announced on Wednesday that its managing director of communications, Joe Goode, will be leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities in a private sector strategic communications role.

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National Invitational features nation's hottest teams

Oklahoma State, UNLV and California headline the field at the National Invitational Tournament in Arizona this weekend.

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Report: Jury orders Woods' company to pay up

A jury ordered Tiger Woods' company, ETW, to pay $668,000 to a company that alleged breach of a licensing agreement, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

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SCORES: Valspar Championship, Round 4

Follow the leaderboard from the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook.

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Coetzee chases berths at Augusta, Hoylake

A T-14 at Doral only earned enough points for George Coetzee to creep into 56th position; to nail down a spot into the Masters, he’d have to be top-50 as of April 6, so Coetzee is in Morocco this week at the Trophee Hassan II.

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Kilpatrick steps up for struggling Bears in Vegas

For the first time since the 2010 Olympia Fields / Fighting Illini Invitational, California didn’t win or finish in the top-five of a tournament on March 9 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.

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2014 major venues, Tiger might not be perfect fit

One of the misguided concepts people bandied about in the preseason was this notion that Tiger Woods was virtually a lock to win a 2014 major championship because of where they would be played.

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Tesori, family persevere with help of Tour family

Paul Tesori didn't know if he was strong enough to handle his newborn son being sent to the ICU with complications after his birth. But with the help of his PGA Tour family, Tesori and wife, Michelle, kept their faith and have a boy with a full life ahead of him.