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.
Patrick Reed edged into a two-shot lead at The Barclays Championship on Friday, firing a three-under-par 68 to take a slender advantage into the weekend action. World number 14 Reed had looked to be on course to take a bigger lead over the chasing pack but two bogeys in the final three holes on the Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale jolted his momentum. Reed was left ruing what could be costly dropped shots over the closing stages of a mostly polished round.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
Aug 27 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Made in Denmark at the par-71 course on Saturday in Farso -12 Bradley Dredge (Britain) 63 66 72 -11 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 62 71 69 David Lipsky (U.S. ...
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
Chella Choi Woon-Jung took a one-shot lead as the weather-disrupted first round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open wrapped up early on Friday. Choi, who had been seven under with four holes left when darkness halted play on Thursday, returned to Calgary's Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club for a 7.15am tee off to complete her round. Choi's seven-under-par round put her one clear of Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow, who had carded a six-under-par 66 on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Patrick Reed gave his Ryder Cup hopes a timely boost as he charged into a share of the first-round lead at The Barclays on Thursday with defending champion Jason Day in hot pursuit, two strokes back. World number one Day, who triumphed by six shots last year when the tournament was held at Plainfield Country Club, returned a 68 while fellow golfing heavyweights Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy carded 71s.
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Carlos Ruiz from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for A.J. Ellis, the teams announced on Thursday. The Dodgers also received $1 million while the Phillies got one minor league pitcher along with a player to be named later or cash considerations in the deal. Ellis, 35, is a longtime Dodgers player who is beloved in the clubhouse, but is batting just .194 and played only sporadically.
Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland fired a six-under-par 66 to take the clubhouse lead at the weather-disrupted Canadian Pacific Women's Open. Meadow, 24, on Thursday carded seven birdies and one bogey to tame the challenging par-72 layout at Calgary's Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. Meadow said she was still buoyed after finishing in a respectable tie for 31st in Rio.
Patrick Reed and Martin Laird fired five-under-par 66s to open up a one-shot lead after the first round of The Barclays Championship. Reed's impressive opening round left him sitting pretty alongside Scotland's Laird after a first round that saw Sweden's Henrik Stenson limp out injured. Reed, who teed off on the back nine, grabbed the first of his three birdies on the second, before eagling the par-five fourth hole with a 16-foot putt.
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Lydia Ko, seeking her fourth Canadian Women's Open title before the age of 20, made a promising start when she carded a five-under-par 67 in the first round in Alberta on Thursday. The Korean-born teenager, four days after her silver medal- winning performance at the Rio Olympics, wasted no time getting back into the bread-and-butter swing of regular LPGA competition. Ko made the Canadian Women's Open her first LPGA victory when she triumphed in 2012 at the age of 15.
Aug 25 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic at the par-71 course on Thursday in Farmingdale, New York -5 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 66 Martin Laird (Britain) 66 -4 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 67 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 67 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 67 J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 67 -3 Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela) 68 Kang Sung-Hoon (Korea) 68 Jason Day (Australia) 68 Jonas Blixt (Sweden) 68 -2 Lucas Glover (U.S.) 69 John Huh (U.S.) 69 Adam Scott (Australia) 69 Luke Donald (Britain) 69 Scott Piercy (U.S.) 69 Billy Horschel (U.S.) 69 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 69 Derek Fathauer (U.S.) 69 Ryan Moore (U.S. ...
(Reuters) - England's Tom Lewis flirted with shooting the first ever 59 on the European Tour before settling for a nine-under-par 62 and a share of the first round lead at the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso on Thursday. Lewis had got to 12 under with five holes to play and needed only pars coming in to dip under 60 but he slipped back with bogeys at the fifth (his 14th hole), eighth and ninth to finish level with Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Swede Joakim Lagergren. "It was a good round today but a disappointing one, but how many people can get disappointed with nine under?" the 25-year-old Lewis told reporters at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.
Farsø (Denmark) (AFP) - Tom Lewis looked on course to complete the first 59 in European Tour history but hit three late bogeys to finish with a joint-leading 62 at the Made in Denmark open on Thursday. The Englishman had been on target for a dream 59 finish, but he eventually ended up with a shared first round lead with Thomas Pieters and Joakim Lagergren, at nine-under-par. The Made in Denmark open is the final event in the 2016 Ryder Cup qualification race and tournament co-leader Pieters made a huge statement of intent after racing into an early lead alongside Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke.
Rory McIlroy reckons the five confirmed European Team Ryder Cup rookies will be in for a "rude awakening" when they get to Hazeltine later next month for the Ryder Cup. It's not that the rookies will have anything to fear in tackling the host course in Minnesota, McIlroy says. The big concern, according to McIlroy, will be dealing and coping with the overwhelmingly partisan American crowds each day of the three-day biennial showdown.
World number one Jason Day headlines the marquee trio at this week's The Barclays tournament which kicks off the first round of the PGA Tour playoffs. Defending champion Day is joined by Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott at the event which will cut the FedEx Cup playoff field to 100 and give others a chance to bid for spots in the Ryder Cup. Also in the field of 121 is Justin Rose who is fresh off winning the gold medal in the Rio Olympics.
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has set his sights on finishing a so-so season on a strong note as he prepares this week for The Barclays, the first of four FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 U.S. PGA Tour. "I'm trying to judge my year on wins," McIlroy told reporters on Wednesday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. Obviously the two missed cuts at the majors were very disappointing, especially the way I missed the cuts." The Northern Irishman missed the cut by two strokes at the U.S. Open in June and by just one shot at the PGA Championship last month.
(Reuters) - World number one Jason Day and second-ranked Dustin Johnson launch their title bids at The Barclays on Thursday amid longer-term hopes of securing the PGA Tour's season-ending FedExCup and Player of the Year honors. The Barclays, won last year by Australian Day, is the first of four lucrative FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 schedule with a playoff bonus of $10 million going to the overall champion. Once the season is over, the PGA Tour rank and file will vote for their Player of the Year where Day, a three-times winner in 2016, and American Johnson, a double champion this year, are the top two contenders.
World number one Jason Day and second-ranked Dustin Johnson launch their title bids at The Barclays on Thursday amid longer-term hopes of securing the PGA Tour's season-ending FedExCup and Player of the Year honours. The Barclays, won last year by Australian Day, is the first of four lucrative FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 schedule with a playoff bonus of $10 million going to the overall champion. Once the season is over, the PGA Tour rank and file will vote for their Player of the Year where Day, a three-times winner in 2016, and American Johnson, a double champion this year, are the top two contenders.
By John Tilak and Jessica DiNapoli TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of Performance Sports Group Ltd, Graeme Roustan, told Reuters he has hired investment banks Jefferies Group LLC and Canaccord Genuity to explore a possible bid for the troubled maker of hockey gear. Roustan said he believes he can turn around the money-losing company, which is under investigation by securities regulators in the United States and Canada. The company is conducting an internal investigation into its accounting practices, which has delayed the release of its annual report.
(Reuters) - Baltimore Orioles ace Chris Tillman is headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, the team said on Tuesday. Tillman was scheduled to pitch on Thursday against Washington but felt pain in his shoulder during a bullpen session and received a cortisone shot. "I thought once it got loose it would really go away, but it never really did, and that was my first time actually experiencing it while throwing," Tillman told reporters after the Orioles' 8-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
By Larry Fine FARMINGDALE, New York (Reuters) - Scotsman Russell Knox sits fourth on the FedExCup points list but may need a strong showing at The Barclays, which opens the lucrative PGA Tour playoffs this week, to join the European Ryder Cup team. Knox has won twice this season and had a pair of runner-up finishes but landed outside the group of nine automatic qualifiers because his win at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China did not earn him Ryder Cup points as he was not a European Tour member at the time. European captain Darren Clarke will announce on Aug. 30 three picks to complete a team that will go for an unprecedented fourth win in a row against the U.S. in the biennial event at Hazeltine in Minnesota starting on Sept. 30.
By Larry Fine FARMINGDALE, New York (Reuters) - Justin Rose, still feeling the glow of winning Olympic golf gold at the Rio Games, says he hopes the experience will carry him on a strong run after claiming a prize he considers "at the top". Rose prevailed in Rio in a tight, final-round duel with British Open champion Henrik Stenson and the Briton said the reaction to his victory has been overwhelming. "The whole experience...exceeded my expectations and certainly winning has blown me away in terms of the reach that it has and the global audience that it has," Rose told reporters at Bethpage Black, where The Barclays will kick off the FedExCup playoffs on Thursday.
By David DeKok BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is innocent and should get a new trial, his defense lawyer told reporters following a three-day hearing in a Pennsylvania state court. "There were so many flaws in his trial," attorney Alexander Lindsay said. The former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of 45 counts of sexual assault in 2012 and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison.
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota. On Sunday, England's Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the biennial contest that starts on Sept. 30.