National Sports | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=495 National Sports 2016-08-29T03:52:26Z National Sports The Latest: US goalie Solo calls Sweden "a bunch of cowards" RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): Uehara ties LPGA record after second ace in Canada Open (Reuters) - Ayako Uehara became the fourth golfer in LPGA history to record two hole-in-ones in the same tournament when the Japanese player aced the par-three eighth in her final round at the Canadian Women's Open on Sunday. Another highlight of Uehara's final round five-under 67 was a hole-out for an eagle from 150 yards on the par-four fourth. "It turned out to be a really memorable tournament," said Uehara, who finished a season-high tied for 10th at 12-under 276, 11 adrift of runaway winner Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand. NFL star Kaepernick to continue US anthem boycott Colin Kaepernick says he will continue to boycott the US national anthem during National Football League games as a protest over the treatment of blacks in America. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is refusing to stand while the Star-Spangled Banner is played prior to the opening kickoff of pre-season games. "Yes, I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick told the US media on Sunday. Golf-Reed wins Barclays to secure Ryder Cup spot * Reed beats Grillo, O'Hair by one * Secures fifth PGA Tour victory * Goes to top of playoff standings (Adds more details, quotes) NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Patrick Reed ended a frustrating run when he survived two late bogeys to clinch a one-stroke victory at The Barclays on Sunday. Reed carded a closing 70 to finish on nine-under 275 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale on New York's Long Island. Fellow American Sean O'Hair (66) and Argentine Emiliano Grillo (69) were joint second on eight-under. Golf-Race to Dubai rankings Aug 29 (Gracenote) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Danny Willett (Britain) 3168940 2. (2) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 3130447 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 2487204 4. (4) Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 1804178 5. (5) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 1693329 6. (6) Branden Grace (South Africa) 1684680 7. (7) Chris Wood (Britain) 1600862 8. (8) Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 1374435 9. (9) Lee Westwood (Britain) 1244310 10. (12) Martin Kaymer (Germany) 1153017 11. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1122072 12. (11) Alexander Noren (Sweden) 1096738 13. (24) Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 1060909 14. ... Red-hot Ariya blitzes field to win Canadian Open golf Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn closed with a 12-foot birdie putt to easily win the Canadian Women's Open by four strokes and post her fifth victory of 2016. The 20-year-old Ariya entered the final round with a two-shot lead and never wavered as she stormed to victory on the Priddis Greens course in Calgary, Alberta. Ariya, of Bangkok, also kept her perfect 54-hole record intact as she has won each time she has led this year heading into the fourth round. Reed seeks 'sweet revenge' against Europe in Ryder Cup Patrick Reed clinched a spot on the American Ryder Cup team when he won The Barclays on Sunday and immediately set his sights on gaining "sweet revenge" when the U.S. take on Europe in five weeks' time. Reed arrived in New York occupying eighth position on the points list for the biennial match against Europe and booked his place with victory at Bethpage Black, jumping to fourth in the standings. Rickie Fowler did not fare as well. Golf-Reed seeks 'sweet revenge' against Europe in Ryder Cup * Eight Americans qualify automatically * Reed one of five returning from 2014 * Fowler, Watson miss out (Recasts, add quotes, details) NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Patrick Reed clinched a spot on the American Ryder Cup team when he won The Barclays on Sunday and immediately set his sights on gaining "sweet revenge" when the U.S. take on Europe in five weeks' time. Reed arrived in New York occupying eighth position on the points list for the biennial match against Europe and booked his place with victory at Bethpage Black, jumping to fourth in the standings. Rickie Fowler did not fare as well. Ariya continues LPGA hot streak with four-shot win in Canada (Reuters) - Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn notched her fifth victory inside four months when she powered to a four-stroke triumph at the Canadian Women's Open in Alberta on Sunday. Nine days after a knee injury forced her to withdraw during the Rio Olympics, the 20-year-old carded a closing 66, punctuating her dominant performance with a six-foot birdie at the last at the Priddis Greens course in Calgary. Ariya, who started the day with a two-shot lead over Chun In-gee, credited her recent success to a newfound calmness on the course. Reed rallies to earn spot on US Ryder Cup team Patrick Reed came from behind to win The Barclays on Sunday to claim his fifth USPGA Tour title and a spot on the American Ryder Cup team. The 26-year-old Reed caught and passed 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler who stumbled to the finish by playing his final four holes in three over. Fowler failed to make the US team and will have to rely on a captain's pick when Davis Love makes his final four selections in the coming weeks. Golf-Ariya continues LPGA hot streak with four-shot win in Canada Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn notched her fifth victory inside four months when she powered to a four-stroke triumph at the Canadian Women's Open in Alberta on Sunday. Nine days after a knee injury forced her to withdraw during the Rio Olympics, the 20-year-old carded a closing 66, punctuating her dominant performance with a six-foot birdie at the last at the Priddis Greens course in Calgary. Ariya, who started the day with a two-shot lead over Chun In-gee, credited her recent success to a newfound calmness on the course. Reed in U.S. Ryder Cup team, Fowler misses automatic spot NEW YORK (Reuters) - Patrick Reed clinched a spot on the United States Ryder Cup team when he won The Barclays on Sunday but Rickie Fowler missed out on automatic selection after a late meltdown. Reed arrived in New York occupying eighth position on the points list for the biennial matches against Europe and booked his place with victory at Bethpage Black. Fowler did not fare as well. ... Reed wins Barclays to secure Ryder Cup spot Patrick Reed survived a couple of late bogeys to clinch a one-stroke victory at The Barclays on Sunday. Reed carded a closing 70 to finish on nine-under 275 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale on New York's Long Island. Fellow American Sean O'Hair (66) and Argentine Emiliano Grillo (69) were joint second on eight-under. Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic scores Aug 28 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic at the par-71 course on Sunday in Farmingdale, New York -9 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 66 68 71 70 -8 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 67 69 71 69 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 69 69 72 66 -7 Jason Day (Australia) 68 70 70 69 Adam Scott (Australia) 69 72 65 71 Gary Woodland (U.S.) 71 69 68 69 -6 Jason Kokrak (U.S.) 74 66 69 69 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 69 68 72 69 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 67 69 68 74 -5 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 71 67 72 69 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 71 71 66 71 -4 Tony Finau (U.S.) 72 70 67 71 -3 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 71 68 70 72 Billy Horschel (U.S. ... Golf-Belgian Pieters wins in Denmark (Adds quotes) Aug 28 (Reuters) - Belgian Thomas Pieters birdied the last three holes to card a final-round 65 and win the Made in Denmark title on Sunday, boosting his hopes of a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team. After a four-hour weather delay, the in-form 24-year-old finished on 17 under par, one shot ahead of Briton Bradley Dredge, to secure his third European Tour title in the last year. Pieters, fourth in the Olympics and runner-up in the Czech Masters last week, is hoping to be named as a wildcard in European captain Darren Clarke's team to play the United States in the Ryder Cup in Minnesota starting on Sept. 30. Two Chicago brothers on parole charged in murder of NBA star's cousin In a case that has emerged as a talking point in the U.S. presidential race, Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, are facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, police said. Aldridge was hit when the suspects opened fire at the intended target, a driver of a car who told authorities he worked for Uber and was dropping off passengers. Darwin Sorrells was sentenced to six years in prison in 2013 on a gun charge but was "let out early," police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter on Sunday. Pieters takes thrilling win in Denmark Farsø (Denmark) (AFP) - Thomas Pieters birdied the last three holes to claim a one-shot victory in the Made in Denmark event in Farso on Sunday. The Belgian's excellence gives European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke a headache, with the Northern Irishman to name his wildcard picks by Tuesday. Pieters carded a six-under-par 65 to take his third European Tour title on 17 under par overall. Golf-European Tour Made in Denmark scores Aug 28 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Made in Denmark at the par-71 course on Sunday in Farso -17 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 62 71 69 65 -16 Bradley Dredge (Britain) 63 66 72 67 -15 David Lipsky (U.S. ... Romo could miss 6-10 weeks of NFL season, report Los Angeles (AFP) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back and could miss between six and 10 weeks of the season, the US media reported. British Open champ Ariya leads Canadian Open Reigning British Open champion Ariya Jutanugarn has continued her breakout year form by firing a five-under 67 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Canadian Women's Open. The 20-year-old from Thailand is making a bid for her fifth victory of 2016 after finishing 54 holes on the Priddis Greens Country Club course at 17-under 199. Ariya said following her third round on Saturday that she doesn't watch the leaderboard. Fowler leads Barclays as Ryder Cup race intensifies American Olympic team mates Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed will have one eye on victory and another on the Ryder Cup in the final round of The Barclays on New York's Long Island on Sunday. Fowler has a one-stroke lead over his compatriot after Saturday's third round in the first of four events making up the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoff series. Extending his bogey-free streak to 45 holes, Fowler sank a four-foot birdie at the last to edge ahead with a three-under 68 on the tough Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale. Golf-Fowler leads Barclays as Ryder Cup race intensifies (adds detail, quotes) * Both players in Ryder Cup contention * Fowler bogey-free run at 45 holes * Aussie Scott shoots 65 to trail by two NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - American Olympic team mates Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed will have one eye on victory and another on the Ryder Cup in the final round of The Barclays on New York's Long Island on Sunday. Fowler has a one-stroke lead over his compatriot after Saturday's third round in the first of four events making up the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoff series. Extending his bogey-free streak to 45 holes, Fowler sank a four-foot birdie at the last to edge ahead with a three-under 68 on the tough Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale. Ariya two ahead in Canada after late stumble cuts lead (Reuters) - Ariya Jutanugarn threatened to run away with the Canadian Women's Open before stubbing her metaphorical toe late in the third round to end the day with a two-stroke lead in Alberta on Saturday. Seeking her fifth win in a breakout season, the Thai built a five-stroke lead with three holes remaining, only to bogey the 16th and 18th after missing 10-foot putts on both greens at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club in Calgary. Ariya carded 67 for a 17-under-par 199 total, with Chun (66) alone in second place on 15-under. Putts start falling for Barclays leader Fowler Rickie Fowler fired a bogey-free 68, closing with a five-foot birdie putt Saturday for a one shot lead after the third round of The Barclays, the first of four PGA Tour playoff events. Fowler is at nine-under 204 overall and has a slim lead over 36-hole leader and fellow American Patrick Reed, who shot a 70. "The short game has been there for me," Fowler said. Fowler leads Reed by one at Barclays as Ryder race hots up NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler sank a four-foot birdie putt at the final hole to earn a one-shot lead over fellow American Patrick Reed after the third round of The Barclays on Saturday. Fowler edged ahead with a three-under 68 on the tough Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale in the first of the PGA Tour's four FedExCup playoff events. He posted a nine-under 204 total while overnight pacesetter Reed carded a 71 to take second place. Australian Adam Scott (65) was a further stroke adrift on seven-under. Fowler and Reed are vying for Ryder Cup selection. ... Golf-Fowler leads Reed by one at Barclays as Ryder race hots up Rickie Fowler sank a four-foot birdie putt at the final hole to earn a one-shot lead over fellow American Patrick Reed after the third round of The Barclays on Saturday. Fowler edged ahead with a three-under 68 on the tough Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale in the first of the PGA Tour's four FedExCup playoff events. Australian Adam Scott (65) was a further stroke adrift on seven-under. Trump tweets about killing of NBA star's cousin, drawing criticism Trump's Twitter message came a day after Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, was shot in the head and arm by crossfire in Chicago while pushing a baby in a stroller, police said. Police were questioning two people on Saturday in connection with the shooting, which may have come from a stray bullet from a robbery attempt, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing police. "Dwayne Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago," Trump said on Twitter. Cowboys quarterback Romo has broken bone in back (The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back on the third play of Thursday night's preseason game and coach Jason Garrett said the injury would cost the veteran a chunk of the 2016 season. An MRI on Friday revealed Romo's back injury is much worse than anticipated, Garrett announced Saturday, two days after he was knocked out of the game against the Seattle Seahawks. "We're confident that he's going to be coming back and playing football for us this year," Garrett said but provided no timetable on Romo's possible return. Golf-Under-par Dredge keeps lead despite over-par round in Denmark Bradley Dredge remains the man to beat after three rounds at the Made in Denmark event, but for once he had to settle for an over-par round at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Farso on Saturday. The Welshman, who led by three shots after the first two rounds, double-bogeyed the 12th hole and dropped another shot at the 18th to record a one-over-par 72, his lead cut to one stroke over the pursuing trio of Belgian Thomas Pieters, American David Lipsky and Spaniard Adrian Otaegui. NFL's 49ers support quarterback after he refused to stand for anthem (Reuters) - National League quarterback Colin Kaepernick of San Francisco 49ers refused to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game on Friday, drawing boos from some fans and criticism on social media, but his team said it backed his right to protest. Kaepernick, a former starter who led San Francisco to the 2013 Super Bowl but has since been demoted to backup, said he sat on the bench during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" to make a statement about racial injustice in the United States. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick later told NFL Media in an article posted on Saturday. Dredge edges towards first win in decade Farsø (Denmark) (AFP) - Welshman Bradley Dredge will take a slender one-shot lead into the final day of the Made in Denmark event in Farso, after settling for a one-over-par third round of 72 on Saturday. The 43-year-old led by three overnight from Swede Joakim Lagergren, but slipped back towards the chasing pack with a bogey on the 18th green and is now atop the leaderboard on 12 under par overall. Thomas Pieters, who is hoping to earn a wildcard pick for the Ryder Cup from European captain Darren Clarke, is only one stroke adrift in a tie for second place with American David Lipsky and Spaniard Adrian Otaegui. Jutanugarn grabs lead, eyes fifth title of the year (Reuters) - Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn set her sights on a fifth victory this year as she moved to a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Canadian Women’s Open on Friday. Jutanugarn completed the final two holes of her delayed first round in the morning, where she finished at four-under-par, then fired a bogey-free eight-under-par 64 in the second round to move to 12-under and take command. The second ranked player in the world, Jutanugarn won the Women's British Open in her last event but withdrew from the third round at the Rio Olympics with a knee injury. Ariya roars back to claim Calgary lead Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn roared back to form with a superb eight-under-par 64 to claim a three-shot lead at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open on Friday. British Open champion Ariya limped out of the Olympics last week after a knee injury derailed her bid for a medal after she had taken a first-round lead. Ariya said her sore knee had improved gradually over the course of the week following her withdrawal in the third round in Rio. Reed two ahead at Barclays as Ryder Cup spot looms (Reuters) - Patrick Reed moved one step closer in his bid for a fifth PGA Tour win and an automatic selection for next month's Ryder Cup as he seized a two-stroke lead after Friday's second round of The Barclays in Farmingdale, New York. The burly American, co-leader with Scotland's Martin Laird overnight, mixed six birdies with three bogeys in bright sunshine to card a three-under-par 68 on the challenging layout at Bethpage Black. Ryder Cup captain Clarke calms Stenson injury concerns Europe captain Darren Clarke has allayed fears over the fitness of British Open champion Henrik Stenson ahead of next month's Ryder Cup defense at Hazeltine, Minnesota. Clarke, however, said on Friday that the world number four was simply being careful by withdrawing from the tournament. "I've just had a message from Henrik and he said it was solely precautionary," the Northern Irishman told Sky Sports television. Golf-Ryder Cup captain Clarke calms Stenson injury concerns Europe captain Darren Clarke has allayed fears over the fitness of British Open champion Henrik Stenson ahead of next month's Ryder Cup defence at Hazeltine, Minnesota. Clarke, however, said on Friday that the world number four was simply being careful by withdrawing from the tournament. "I've just had a message from Henrik and he said it was solely precautionary," the Northern Irishman told Sky Sports television. Dredge soars into halfway lead in Denmark The 43-year-old carded a five-under-par second round of 66 to sit atop the leaderboard on 13 under overall, three strokes clear of Swede Joakim Lagergren. Belgian Thomas Pieters, playing with European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, continued his bid for a wildcard place for the matches that start at Hazeltine next month with a level-par 71 to stay well in contention. Northern Irishman Clarke must have been impressed by Pieters' excellent scrambling skills, which he displayed with a sensational greenside bunker shot on the 18th after an earlier chip-in for par. Golf-Spieth in contention at Barclays despite poor start FedExCup champion Jordan Spieth rebounded from a double-bogey on his opening hole in Friday's second round to claw his way back into contention at The Barclays in Farmingdale, New York. Stung after running up an ugly six at the par-four 10th, the world number three was calmed down by his caddie, Michael Greller, and went on to card a four-under-par 67 on the challenging layout at Bethpage Black. "It's moments like 11 tee box where I really credit Michael a lot for stepping in, being a real positive voice," Spieth said of his caddie's influence, having taken four shots to complete the 10th after finding a greenside bunker with his approach. Impressive Dredge moves three ahead in Denmark (Reuters) - Welshman Bradley Dredge, looking to end a 10-year title drought on the European Tour, played superb golf in tough conditions to move three strokes clear after the second round of the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso on Friday. Dredge followed his opening 63 with a five-under-par 66 on a challenging day of strong winds at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort to post a 13-under total of 129. Swede Joakim Lagergren (70) was in second spot, with Belgium's Thomas Pieters (71) and South African Richard Sterne (67) a further shot back at nine-under. Cowboys owner dismayed by Elliott pot shop visit Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has voiced dismay after the emergence of a video appearing to show rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott visiting a marijuana dispensary ahead of his team's pre-season loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott, picked fourth overall by the Cowboys in the 2016 draft, was caught on film inside the store in Seattle but did not make any purchases. Jones however was unimpressed at seeing the Cowboys' star signing visiting the store. WRHL 2016-08-29T08:52:26Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=495