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Famed ‘Home of Golf’ Votes to Admit Women Members

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday, when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective immediately. “I can confirm that The Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews is now a mixed membership club,” R&A secretary Peter …

What’s Next for Players on the NFL’s Domestic Violence Scene

Friday, September 19, 2014

The legal system doesn’t work on the NFL’s schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at what’s next in each case: Ray Rice Ray Rice is appealing his indefinite suspension from the NFL on the basis that he shouldn’t be punished twice for the …

Pro Bowler Shines With Patriots

Friday, September 19, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Darrelle Revis didn’t divulge much when asked about his preference for facing a rookie quarterback. New England’s shutdown cornerback officially is a Patriot. “I can’t give you all of that,” the five-time Pro Bowler said with a laugh when questioned about potentially baiting Oakland rookie Derek Carr into a mistake …

Mayweather May Have Finally Boxed Himself Into a Bout With Pacquiao

Monday, September 15, 2014

Las Vegas — Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. And it might open the door — if just a crack — for the fight with Manny Pacquiao that boxing fans have been craving for years. “If the …

Tigers Extend AL Central Lead

Monday, September 15, 2014

Detroit — Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers reopened a 1 1/2-game AL Central lead by beating the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Kinsler’s homer off …

Skins Beat Jacksonville, Lose Griffin III

Monday, September 15, 2014

Landover, Md. — Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle and DeSean Jackson sprained his left shoulder in the first quarter, then Kirk Cousins stepped in. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards and a pair …

Sure, There Are Sharks in the Water - But They’re Not Interested In You

Sunday, September 14, 2014

By Collins Doughtie The Island Packet Shark! It always amazes me how that one little word freaks out so many people. So many times when I am out fishing with folks and it’s 95 degrees, I suggest a quick dip, but oh no, their answer is always the …

Pats Face What Might Have Been

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Minneapolis — There’s not much to regret for the New England Patriots over the last decade-plus. They’ve been by most accounts the NFL’s most successful franchise during that time. Even if there is a legitimate second guess or two, well, they’d hardly admit to one. Playing the Minnesota …

Giants Need A Win

Sunday, September 14, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — The Arizona Cardinals are picking up right where they left off last season, and that’s not good news for the struggling New York Giants. While many consider the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to be the NFL’s hottest team, the Cardinals (1-0) are right …

Gordon Makes Return to NASCAR’s Chase

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — First, he had to drop his daughter off at school. Then Starbucks. And finally the airport, the private terminal. The black Chevy Suburban pulled past a chain link fence and onto the tarmac, coming to …

Sponsors Keeping Close Watch on NFL Investigation

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and …

In Brief: Two Tied for Lead at Tour Championship

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Las Vegas — Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused to allow Marcos Maidana to turn their rematch into a brawl, boxing masterfully to win a 12-round unanimous decision Saturday night in their welterweight title fight. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 47 pro fights, drawing upon his 18 years of experience and …

US, Serbia Meet For Hoop Gold

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Madrid — After a difficult summer, the Basketball World Cup has been pretty easy for the U.S. No games have been close in the final minutes, and only one was even competitive entering the final period. This depleted …