News for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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LPGA to revive Portland Classic name

The LPGA's former Safeway Classic will return to the Portland Classic name with a new sponsor this year in Cambria Health Solutions.

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Favorites fare well but trail in Tulsa

The favorites are in position in the NCAA D-I women's championship: No. 2 UCLA is second as top-ranked USC and No. 3 Duke are tied for third at 293 with Arizona State, all trailing first-round leader Oklahoma.

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Sooners strike early at NCAA D-I women's championship

High winds blistered scorecards in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Championships, and Oklahoma took advantage of those familiar conditions for a three-shot lead as three powerhouses give chase.

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Longshot Vandy's Feng fights through Tulsa wind

The winds on opening day of the NCAA D-1 women's championship were cruel, and Simin Feng spent much of her round fighting from the trees for a 5-over 75 -- fortunately, she finds even her tough days are now fun.

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Swing steadied, Todd seeks Texas two-step

While waiting for a Players Championship spot that never materialized, Brendon Todd's confidence in his re-tooled swing took flight -- and it showed at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in his first PGA Tour win.

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Airbus LPGA Classic: Tee times, round 2

Suzann Pettersen, Lexi Thompson and Azahara Munoz, ranked Nos. 4, 6 and 19 will share a tee time in one of the spotlight groups for the first two rounds of the Airbus LPGA Classic.

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Crowne Plaza Invitational: Tee times, round 2

Matt Kuchar will share a tee time with Rickie Fowler and Jim Furyk in one of the spotlights groups for the first two rounds of the PGA Tour's 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational.

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Wind dominates NCAA women's championship's 1st round

Tulsa produced what it’s known for on the opening morning of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Championship. The first wave of players fought wind gusts of up to 26 mph as Arizona led the first session at 18 over.

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Senior PGA Championship: Tee times, round 2

The marquee group for the first two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship will include 2014 Ryder Cup U.S. captain Tom Watson sharing a tee time with Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie.

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CME Group Tour Championship

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Back in Europe, Kaymer eyes BMW title

The BMW PGA Championship will be Martin Kaymer's seventh tournament in eight weeks -- arguably a hot stretch, as it includes a Players Championship win. He must fight off several contenders, however, and perhaps fatigue too.

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Brun to play PGA Tour event instead of NCAAs

Julien Brun, a junior out of TCU, should have been the individual to advance to the NCAA Championship. Instead he'll play in the PGA Tour's Crowne Plaza Invitational.

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U.S. Am champ Fitzpatrick to turn pro after U.S. Open

U.S. Amateur champion Matt Fitzpatrick has announced his intentions to turn professional. He will make his debut at the Irish Open June 19-22.

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Gouveia to make the most out of NCAA appearance

UCF's Ricardo Gouveia advanced to the NCAA Championship after TCU's Julien Brun gave up his spot to play in a PGA Tour event. Gouveia wants to make the most of this situation.

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Li, 11, becomes youngest Women's Open qualifier

What were you doing when you were 11? On Monday, Lucy Li broke Lexi Thompson’s record as the youngest U.S. Women’s Open qualifier.