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  • Seattle Seahawks star Lynch reports to training camp

    Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch pictured on January 29, 2014 in Jersey City, New JerseySeattle running back Marshawn Lynch ended his seven-day holdout over contract issues and reported to training camp for the Super Bowl champions. Lynch arrived at the Seahawks' camp after the team's morning practice on Thursday. The Seahawks have said they did not plan to diverge from their financial plan to appease Lynch, although they could agree to waive the $495,000 in fines he has amassed for missing the first week of training camp.

  • Leishman leads WGC Bridgestone, Woods four adrift

    Marc Leishman of Australia hits off the seventh tee during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on July 31, 2014 in Akron, OhioAustralia's Marc Leishman fired a six-under par 64 to seize a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational with defending champion Tiger Woods four shots back. Leishman had eight birdies and two bogeys at Firestone Country Club and was one stroke in front of England's Justin Rose, South African Charl Schwartzel and American Ryan Moore. It makes this course a lot easier when you're on the fairway," said Leishman, who had top-10 finishes at the US PGA Tour's National and the British Open. Rose, the 2013 US Open champion who turned 34 on Wednesday, had five birdies in his five-under 65.

  • Watney leads in Reno with bogey-free round

    Nick Watney during the first round of the Barracuda Championship in Reno on July 31, 2014Nick Watney had nine birdies and no bogeys to take a two-point lead after the first round of the US PGA Tour event in Reno. The tournament uses the Modified Stableford scoring system, awarding points for birdies and eagles and deducting points for bogeys and worse. Watney's effort gave him a total of 18 points and a good start toward a sixth career victory on the US tour, where he hasn't lifted a trophy since The Barclays in 2012. Australia's Geoff Ogilvy and New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson were tied for second on 16 points.

  • Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power "Y" shaped juncture where a water rupture occurred, involving two main trunk lines is seen on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday, July 31, 2014. Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe some 30 hours after it burst. Damage costs have yet to be pegged from the rupture of the pipeline that spewed more than 20 million gallons of water in the midst of California's worst drought in decades. The break in the 93-year-old pipe left a swath of the UCLA campus including its basketball arena swamped with water. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.

  • Watney soars high with 18 points in Reno

    Golf: U.S Open-Practice Round(Reuters) - American Nick Watney has never missed out on the FedExCup playoffs and he put himself in good position to maintain that record after charging into the first-round lead at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada on Thursday. Watney, who is on the cusp of qualifying for the PGA Tour's lucrative season finale, piled up nine birdies to total 18 points at Montreux Golf & Country Club in the only event on the U.S. circuit which uses the Modified Stableford scoring system. "I do like the course," California native Watney, who totalled only 23 putts, told Golf Channel after carding a flawless nine-under-par 63. I'll take it." Australian Geoff Ogilvy and New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson were joint second on 16 points with Scotland's Martin Laird and American Chad Campbell next best, on 13.

  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Reno Championship scores
    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Reno Championship on Thursday in Reno, Nevada 18 Nick Watney (U.S.) 18 16 Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 16 Tim Wilkinson (New Zealand) 16 13 Martin Laird (Britain) 13 Chad Campbell (U.S.) 13 12 Wes Roach (U.S.) 12 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 12 John Huh (U.S.) 12 John Rollins (U.S.) 12 11 Derek Ernst (U.S.) 11 Woody Austin (U.S.) 11 Tommy Gainey (U.S.) 11 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 11 George Coetzee (South Africa) 11 Eric Axley (U.S.) 11 Patrick Rodgers (U.S.) 11 Doug LaBelle II (U.S. ...

  • Seahawks running back Lynch ends his holdout

    Seattle Seahawks running back Lynch stands on sideline at their NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football practice in East Rutherford(Reuters) - The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were given a welcome boost on Thursday when running back Marshawn Lynch ended a one-week holdout by reporting for camp at the team's practice facility. Lynch, Seattle's leading rusher for the past three seasons, arrived after the team's morning practice and television cameras showed him wearing a hooded "Beast Mode" sweatshirt and a woollen cap. The 28-year-old, a Pro Bowl selection in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013, was seen in the lobby of the practice facility and the Seahawks later tweeted: "#BeastMode is in the building." Lynch signed a four-year, $30 million contract with the Seahawks in 2012 and is scheduled to earn $5.5 million in 2014. Before Lynch can be added to Seattle's active roster, he will need to pass a physical.

  • A's deal Cespedes to Boston for Lester, Gomes

    Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics hits in a run against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 25, 2014Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes was sent from the Oakland A's to Boston on Thursday for star pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes just ahead of Major League Baseball's trade deadline. The A's, long known for a budget-minded statistical approach that inspired the movie "Moneyball", have won only one playoff series since reaching the 1990 World Series, which they lost to Cincinnati. This season, Oakland owns the best record in the major leagues at 66-41 and are a threat to capture the American League title and World Series crown for the first time since 1989.

  • Leishman takes early control at Firestone

    PGA: WGC - Bridgestone Invitational-First Round(Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman, maintaining his recent good form, upstaged the game's biggest names as he charged into a one-shot lead in the opening round of the elite WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Thursday. While eight-times winner Tiger Woods launched his title defense with a two-under-par 68 at a rain-softened Firestone Country Club, Leishman surged to the top of the leaderboard with a sizzling 64. Leishman, whose only PGA Tour win came at the 2012 Travelers Championship, mixed eight birdies with two bogeys on the heavily tree-lined layout to finish a stroke in front of American Ryan Moore, South African Charl Schwartzel and England's Justin Rose. "I feel like I've been playing pretty well for the last few months at least, and the results have been fairly good," Leishman, who tied for fifth at the British Open 11 days ago, told reporters.

  • Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

    Tiger Woods watches his chip to the fourth hole, during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Phil Long)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods made six birdies to account for his mistakes and opened with a 2-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday, still four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, who shot 64 on a perfect day for scoring at Firestone.