Stories by Steve Douglas

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Pieters is among wild-card picks for Ryder Cup

Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters were European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke's three wild-card picks.
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ronaldo powers Portugal into Euro final

LYON, France - By thumping home a header and setting up strike partner Nani for the second goal, Cristiano Ronaldo delivered two blows in three minutes to lead Portugal to a 2-0 win over Wales in ...
By Steve Douglas

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Germany tops Italy for spot in semifinals

BORDEAUX, France - Jonas Hector lifted the so-called "Italian curse" off Germany on Saturday by converting the 18th kick of one of the wildest shootouts in European Championship history, clinching ...
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

McIlroy opts out of Olympics over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is "a risk I am ...
By Steve Douglas

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Muirfield says no to women, removed from British Open rotation

Muirfield was removed from the list of courses that can host the British Open golf tournament, after the Scottish club voted against admitting female members in a move Thursday that provoked sharp ...
By Steve Douglas

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fake bomb forces Manchester United's stadium to be evacuated

MANCHESTER, England - A fake bomb left behind during a security exercise led police to evacuate Manchester United's home stadium Sunday, disrupting the final day of the English Premier League season.
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Masters champion was dedicated to golf at a young age

MANCHESTER, England - Danny Willett's journey to the green jacket began 16 years ago when he signed up with some friends for an inner-city golf scheme, designed to get kids off the street and give ...
By Steve Douglas

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Fowler eyes major to merit inclusion in golf's elite

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Golf's new "Big Three" has been around for only a few months, and already there's talk of the exclusive group being expanded.
By Steve Douglas

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Rickie Fowler recovers from early gaffes to win in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Rickie Fowler birdied three of the remaining seven holes in his third round Sunday to break free of a congested leading group and take a two-shot lead at the Abu ...
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Spieth's world tour continues in midweast

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The latest stop for Jordan Spieth on his tour of the golfing world is the Middle East and an eagerly anticipated head to head with Rory McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi ...
By Steve Douglas

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

English powers expected to be active during transfer window

MANCHESTER, England -The January transfer window opened for business Friday, and rarely has so much been at stake for teams in the lucrative English Premier League.
By Steve Douglas

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

New heavyweight champion won't change his candid ways

BOLTON, England - Being heavyweight champion of the world hasn't changed Tyson Fury much, at least judging by the maverick boxer's journey back to Britain after beating Wladimir Klitschko.
By Steve Douglas

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Solidarity trumps soccer in France's friendly in England

LONDON - Uniting in a symbol of defiance and respect, players and fans of the French and English soccer teams delivered a moving display of solidarity at Wembley Stadium at a friendly game staged ...
By Steve Douglas

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Manchester United has high hopes for 21-year-old newcomer

MANCHESTER, England — Players who have flourished in the iconic No. 7 jersey at Manchester United have had three attributes in common: attitude, ability and aura.
By Steve Douglas

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Ko is surprise co-leader in Women's British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland - Jin-Young Ko, a 20-year-old South Korean with no links experience and playing in her first major championship, shot 3-under-par 69 on Saturday to share the lead with Taiwan's ...
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Players shrugging off Trump's planned visit to Women's British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland - Lizette Salas should be midway through her first round at the Women's British Open this morning when Donald Trump arrives via helicopter to expected fanfare at his Turnberry ...
By Steve Douglas

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Day set to seize chance at first major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jason Day is tied for the lead after 54 holes of a major. Been there before.
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Former home renovator provides underdog story at British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Mark Young, a 33-year-old Englishman, still can't quite believe he's wound up at the home of golf. For 12 years, Young worked in a factory as a home renovator.
By Steve Douglas

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oosthuizen hopes to repeat feat

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - When Louis Oosthuizen played in the last British Open held at the home of golf, he was such an unknown that the Royal & Ancient put out a fact sheet with 11 things to ...
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Clarke named European Ryder Cup captain for 2016

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke has been picked as captain of the European team for the 2016 event at Hazeltine.
By Steve Douglas
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