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Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Washington Redskins reported to be worth $66 millionPro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Washington Redskins reported on Saturday to be worth $66 million. "Happy to announce I will be a Redskin for the next 5 years," the 27-year-old said on Twitter. NFL.com reported the deal makes Williams the highest paid offensive tackle in NFL history.


Jason Day of Australia (L) and Sang-Moon Bae of Korea shake hands on the18th green during the third round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on August 29, 2015 in Edison, New JerseyPGA Champion Jason Day and Bae Sang-Moon jumped on the birdie bandwagon on Saturday, both firing seven-under-par 63 to share the 54-hole lead at the Barclays. Australia's Day, who captured his first major title at Whistling Straits two weeks ago, had six birdies and an eagle with just one bogey as he joined playing partner Bae on 11-under-par 199 at Plainfield Country Club. Day said Bae's hot start -- with birdies at the first, third, fifth and seventh, helped him get going, too.


PGA: The Barclays - Third RoundBy Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) - Bae Sang-moon will soon be making about $130 per month in the South Korean military, but he is making the most of his remaining time on the PGA Tour with a rousing performance at The Barclays on Saturday. Bae fired a seven-under-par 63 to share the third-round lead with PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia in the opening event of the four-tournament FedExCup playoffs, which pay the overall winner a $10 million prize. "It's mandatory in South Korea," Bae, 29, told reporters about his upcoming two-year military service.


* Hopes to play Presidents Cup in South Korea * Day continues fine form to share lead * Halfway leader Bubba slips one behind (Adds quotes, details, recasts) By Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Bae Sang-moon will soon be making about $130 per month in the South Korean military, but he is making the most of his remaining time on the PGA Tour with a rousing performance at The Barclays on Saturday. Bae fired a seven-under-par 63 to share the third-round lead with PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia in the opening event of the four-tournament FedExCup playoffs, which pay the overall winner a $10 million prize. "It's mandatory in South Korea," Bae, 29, told reporters about his upcoming two-year military service.
By Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 29 (Reuters) - PGA Championship winner Jason Day and Bae Sang-moon of South Korea fired matching scores of seven-under 63 in a Saturday shootout to share the third-round lead at The Barclays. Day and Bae stood on 11-under-par 199 after a warm, sunny day at the Donald Ross designed Plainfield Country Club course for a one-stroke lead over second-round leader Bubba Watson, who shot 67. Another shot back at the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs on nine-under 201 were Sweden's Henrik Stenson (67) and Americans Ryan Palmer (65) and British Open champion Zach Johnson, who bogeyed the last for 67.
Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in Edison, New Jersey -11 Bae Sang-Moon (Korea) 69 67 63 Jason Day (Australia) 68 68 63 -10 Bubba Watson (U.S.) 65 68 67 -9 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 69 67 65 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 68 66 67 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 69 65 67 -7 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 67 71 65 Carlos Ortiz (Mexico) 73 68 62 Jason Dufner (U.S.) 66 68 69 Spencer Levin (U.S.) 65 71 67 -6 Russell Knox (Britain) 66 71 67 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 66 71 67 Zachary Blair (U.S.) 69 68 67 -5 Tony Finau (U.S.) 65 69 71 Kevin Na (U.S. ...

Thomas Pieters of Belgium plays a shot during the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on January 17, 2015Belgian outsider Thomas Pieters will carry a one shot lead into the final round of the Czech Masters after carding a 54-hole total of 17-under par following a 65 on Saturday. The 23-year-old, who attended the University of Illinois, is chasing his first professional victory with Sweden's overnight leader Pelle Edberg one shot back. Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen is alone in third on 13-under and four back with English pair Matthew Fitzpatrick and Robert Dinwiddie a further stroke adrift.


Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Czech Masters at the par-72 course on Saturday in Prague -17 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 66 68 65 -16 Pelle Edberg (Sweden) 66 67 67 -13 Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 67 69 67 -12 Robert Dinwiddie (Britain) 69 67 68 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Britain) 66 67 71 -9 Roope Kakko (Finland) 67 72 68 Sam Hutsby (Britain) 66 70 71 Peter Uihlein (U.S.) 70 71 66 Mikael Lundberg (Sweden) 72 71 64 -8 Craig Lee (Britain) 68 71 69 David Lipsky (U.S. ...
(The Sports Xchange) - A day of losses concluded with a win for the Seattle Mariners when they beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. Paced by a dominant performance from right-hander Taijuan Walker, the Mariners evened the series at a game apiece despite struggling to convert scoring opportunities into runs for the second straight night. "He shut them down," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said of Walker.

MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves(The Sports Xchange) - Shortstop Didi Gregorius went a surprising 4-for-5 with a homer and a career-high six RBIs as the New York Yankees broke out for a 15-4 interleague rout of the Atlanta Braves to remain 1 1/2 games behind Toronto in the AL East. "I felt really good," said Gregorius, whose only out was a long drive to center field. "It was big (to get that start) and it probably got our guys relaxed a little bit," manager Joe Girardi said.


LPGA: Canadian Pacific Women's Open - Final Round(Reuters) - Taiwan's Yani Tseng produced a stunning eagle-birdie finish to seize a one-stroke lead in the weather-disrupted second round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama, on Friday. The former world number one covered her final six holes in five under par to shoot a flawless eight-under 64 on the Senator Course at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Tseng struck a six-iron to four feet to set up an eagle at her 17th hole, the par-five eighth, and then had to wait out a 96-minute weather delay due to the threat of lightning before returning to the course to pocket her sixth birdie of the round to post an 10-under total of 134.


* Long weather delay unable to halt Tseng charge * Ersnt and Thompson spur each other on to stay in contention (adds Tseng quotes) Aug 28 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Yani Tseng produced a stunning eagle-birdie finish to seize a one-stroke lead in the weather-disrupted second round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama, on Friday. The former world number one covered her final six holes in five under par to shoot a flawless eight-under 64 on the Senator Course at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Tseng struck a six-iron to four feet to set up an eagle at her 17th hole, the par-five eighth, and then had to wait out a 96-minute weather delay due to the threat of lightning before returning to the course to pocket her sixth birdie of the round to post an 10-under total of 134.

Tseng Ya-ni of Taiwan hits a shot on the 3rd hole during the first round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on August 27, 2015 in Prattville, United StatesFormer world number one Tseng Ya-ni fired an eight-under par 64 on Friday to grab a one-stroke lead in the weather-hit second round of the LPGA Classic. Taiwan's Tseng notched six birdies and an eagle en route to a 10-under par total of 134, one stroke in front of American Austin Ernst who carded a 65 for 135. American Lexi Thompson was in the clubhouse on eight-under 136 after posting a 67, with both Paraguay's Julieta Granada and American Sydnee Michaels at eight-under on the course when darkness halted play.


PGA: The Barclays - Second RoundBy Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) - Tony Finau is the first player of Tongan and American Samoan descent to compete on the PGA Tour and the former fire knife dancer has been able to transfer his skills to a different kind of blade to compete at the highest level. Finau's rise from Salt Lake City poverty to golf's premier tour is the stuff of Disney movie scripts but the strapping rookie is proving more fact than fiction as he stands one shot off the lead halfway through The Barclays. The 25-year-old followed his opening five-under 65 with a 69 on Friday to sit just behind two-times Masters winner Bubba Watson at Plainfield Country Club.


Jordan Spieth of the United States watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on August 28, 2015 in Edison, New JerseyJordan Spieth's reign as world number one came to an abrupt end after a missed cut at the Barclays ensured Rory McIlroy would return to top spot. The Masters and US Open champion had toppled McIlroy from the number one ranking two weeks ago with a runner-up finish to Jason Day at the PGA Championship. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson was the halfway leader of the $8.25 million tournament, the first leg of the US PGA Tour playoffs.


PGA: The Barclays - First RoundBy Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) - Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth's initial reign as world number one ended after two weeks when the 22-year-old American missed the cut at The Barclays on Friday. Spieth added a three-over 73 that included a one-stroke penalty for stepping on his ball in a hazard to his opening 74 to finish five shots from the cut, which was set at two over par at Plainfield Country Club.


PGA: The Barclays - Second RoundBy Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) - Two-times Masters champion Bubba Watson rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt at the last to claim a one-stroke lead after 36 holes of The Barclays on Friday, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. Watson snapped a five-way tie for the lead with the birdie that gave him a two-under-par 68 at Plainfield Country Club for a seven-under 133 total. Missing the cut and relinquishing his world number one ranking was Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth, who posted a three-over 73 for seven-over 147, five shots from the cut which was set at two over par.


* Late birdie earns Watson outright lead * Spieth misses the cut (Updates after completion of second round) By Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Two-times Masters champion Bubba Watson rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt at the last to claim a one-stroke lead after 36 holes of The Barclays on Friday, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. Watson snapped a five-way tie for the lead with the birdie that gave him a two-under-par 68 at Plainfield Country Club for a seven-under 133 total. Missing the cut and relinquishing his world number one ranking was Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth, who posted a three-over 73 for seven-over 147, five shots from the cut which was set at two over par.

International Team captain Nick Price of Zimbabwe carries a two-way radio during the second practice round for the 2013 Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, OhioBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A points change for this year's Presidents Cup is "a move in a positive direction" but long-term the biennial team competition should mirror the format used at the Ryder Cup, says International captain Nick Price. Earlier this week, the PGA Tour announced that the total number of points on offer at the Presidents Cup will be reduced to 30 from 34 for this year's edition in South Korea, much closer to the 28-point tally competed for at the Ryder Cup. Three-times major winner Price, whose 12-man team will take on holders the United States at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon from Oct. 8-11, has long argued for a reduction in team matches to aid competitive balance.


Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against the Memphis Grizzlies during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on January 2, 2015Los Angeles Lakers president Jim Buss hinted the club would be ready to hold discussions about possibly extending Kobe Bryant's NBA career when the star's current contract expires at the end of the 2015-2016 season. Buss told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published on Friday that Bryant's history with the Lakers ought to grant him the opportunity to call time on his career on his own terms. "We're going to approach it like it is, but that doesn't mean it is," Buss said of Bryant's possible final season in the NBA.


Matt Fitzpatrick of England watches his shot in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club on August 18, 2013 in Brookline, MassachusettsEngland's former US Amateur champion Matt Fitzpatrick and Pelle Edberg of Sweden shared the lead at the halfway stage of the Czech Masters on Friday. Fitzpatrick, just 20, carded three birdies and an eagle in a round of 67, giving him an 11 under par total. Three players, Sam Hutsby and Robert Dinwiddie of England, as well as Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen, are three shots off the lead heading into the weekend at the Albatross Golf Resort.


By Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 28 (Reuters) - British Open champion Zach Johnson, Sweden's Henrik Stenson and American rookie Tony Finau shared the early clubhouse lead in Friday's second round of The Barclays, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. Johnson fired a five-under-par 65 on a sunny day at Plainfield Country Club to reach six-under-par 134 along with Stenson (66) and Finau, who followed his opening 65 with a see-saw 69. American Jason Bohn was a further shot back after scorching the Donald Ross-designed layout in six-under 64.

Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins was the first player drafted out of high school into the NBA -- as the fifth overall selection by the Philadelphia 76ersDarryl Dawkins, the former NBA star whose powerful dunks earned him the nickname "Chocolate Thunder", has died of a heart attack at the age of 58, his family said. "It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA.


NBA: Playoffs-Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013. Rose's accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, said she and the three-time All-Star Chicago Bulls guard dated from 2011 to 2013. In August 2013, she said, Rose and two friends invited her to Rose's home in Beverly Hills, California, where they slipped a drug into her drink with the aim of raping her.


Brittany Lang tees off on the 6th hole during the first round of the LPGA Classic on August 27, 2015 in PrattvilleBrittany Lang, newly selected for the US Solheim Cup team, validated captain Juli Inkster's confidence by grabbing the first-round lead in the LPGA Classic. Lang got off to a sizzling start on the par-72 Senator course with five birdies in the first seven holes. "It was just one of those days," said Lang, who birdied 16 and 17 to hold a two-stroke lead over Tiffany Joh, Sydnee Michaels and Ryann O'Toole after 18 holes.


(Reuters) - Three days after earning a captain's pick for the Solheim Cup, Brittany Lang proved the value of her selection by seizing a two-shot lead in Thursday's opening round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama. The 30-year-old, chosen as a wildcard along with Paula Creamer by U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster, fired a superb seven-under-par 65 in ideal scoring conditions on the Senator Course at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Lang, who tied for second at the 2009 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, birdied five of her first seven holes before ending the day two ahead of fellow Americans Ryann O'Toole, Tiffany Joh and Sydnee Michaels.

MLB: Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants(The Sports Xchange) - Madison Bumgarner struck out 12 batters in just six innings on Thursday, pitching the Giants to a 9-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs and earning his 16th win of the season. Marlon Byrd hit a three-run homer in the third innings while second baseman Kelby Tomlinson hit his first major-league homer, an eighth-inning grand slam, for the Giants to give Bumgarner all the support he needed. San Francisco (68-59) remain 2-1/2 games behind the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers.


MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers(The Sports Xchange) - Yovani Gallardo collected his 100th career victory while Texas capitalized on an error by Toronto right fielder Jose Bautista to score three times in the seventh inning in a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday. The Rangers (65-61) drew level with the Minnesota Twins for the second wild-card spot in the American League behind the New York Yankees, who are 1-1/2 games behind the Blue Jays (71-56) in the AL East.


Bubba Watson of the United States hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on August 27, 2015 in Edison, New JerseyBubba Watson fired seven birdies in a five-under par 65 on Thursday, outshining playing partners Jordan Spieth and Jason Day to seize a share of the first-round lead at The Barclays. Two-time Masters champion Watson was atop the leaderboard alongside Colombia's Camilo Villegas and fellow Americans Spencer Levin and Tony Finau in the first of four events in the US PGA Tour's season-ending FedEx Cup playoffs. On a tightly bunched board, the leaders held a one-stroke lead over New Zealand's Danny Lee, England's Paul Casey, Scotland's Russell Knox and Americans Jason Dufner, Cameron Tringale and Bryce Molder.


PGA: The Barclays - First RoundBubba Watson charged into a tie for the first-round lead at The Barclays on Thursday while newly crowned world number one Jordan Spieth struggled to his worst score of the year in relation to par. Twice Masters champion Watson used a red-hot outward nine as a springboard en route to a sizzling five-under-par 65 at Plainfield Country Club, setting the pace with fellow Americans Spencer Levin and Tony Finau, and Colombia's Camilo Villegas. New Zealander Danny Lee, Americans Jason Dufner, Cameron Tringale and Bryce Molder, and Britons Paul Casey and Russell Knox opened with 66s in the first of the PGA Tour's four lucrative FedExCup playoff events.


Ahmad Brooks, a starter for the San Francisco 49ers the past four seasons, has 195 tackles and 39 sacks in six seasons overall with the teamThe San Francisco 49ers sent home linebacker Ahmad Brooks on Thursday, a day after he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery in an incident in which a former teammate was charged with rape. San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said that Brooks, who could face up to six months behind bars if guilty, "is still a member of this team," but wouldn't speculate on his long-term future with the NFL club. Prosecutors say Brooks, 31, and Ray McDonald assaulted the same woman at a pool party at McDonald's house last December 15.


Former New Jersey Nets Darryll Dawkins and Otis Birdsong joke around as New Jersey Nets honor former players in ceremonies celebrating 35 years in New Jersey in NBA basketball game in Newark(Reuters) - Former National Basketball Association star Darryl Dawkins, known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his powerful dunks and flamboyant play, died at 58 on Thursday. A spokesperson for Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest confirmed that Dawkins died there, but did not provide a cause of death, according to the website NJ.com. Known for shattering two glass backboards in 1979 with explosive dunks, Dawkins, who got his nickname from musical great Stevie Wonder, averaged 12 points, 6.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game throughout his 14-season NBA career.


PGA: Wyndham Championship - Final RoundThis is a tantalizing question on the lips of many, including the former world number one himself as he puts his golf clubs away for a while after enduring a dismal PGA Tour campaign. Now ranked a mind-blowing 257th after mainly struggling over the past two years, Woods missed four cuts -- three of them in the majors -- while recording just one top-10 in 11 starts on his 2014-15 schedule. In a late but failed attempt to qualify for the PGA Tour's FedExCup playoffs, Woods decided to tee it up for the first time at the Wyndham Championship where he stayed in contention until he fell off the pace in the final round.


Basket - Bulls star Rose denies gang-rape claimChicago Bulls star Derrick Rose strenuously denied Thursday "meritless" claims that he raped an ex-girlfriend, saying the accusation was just an attempt to make money. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday the unnamed woman said she was gang-raped by Rose and two others after the group attended a party at a Beverly Hills home in August 2013. "This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete," said a statement issued on Rose's behalf by lawyer Lisa Cohen.


This is a tantalising question on the lips of many, including the former world number one himself as he puts his golf clubs away for a while after enduring a dismal PGA Tour campaign. Now ranked a mind-blowing 257th after mainly struggling over the past two years, Woods missed four cuts -- three of them in the majors -- while recording just one top-10 in 11 starts on his 2014-15 schedule. In a late but failed attempt to qualify for the PGA Tour's FedExCup playoffs, Woods decided to tee it up for the first time at the Wyndham Championship where he stayed in contention until he fell off the pace in the final round.

Spain's Eduardo De La Riva tees off at the 2013 British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course at Gullane in Scotland on July 20, 2013Spain's Eduardo de la Riva hit a sensational 18th hole eagle to earn a share of the lead after the first round of the Czech Masters on Thursday. At the 18th, de la Riva holed his long-range approach at the last to finish the opening day on seven under par 65. "It is very good to finish with a two on a par four, especially on this 18th hole which is very difficult," said the Spaniard.


Bubba Watson charged into a tie for the early first-round lead at The Barclays on Thursday while newly crowned world number one Jordan Spieth struggled to his worst score of the year in relation to par. Twice Masters champion Watson used a red-hot outward nine as a springboard en route to a sizzling five-under-par 65 at Plainfield Country Club, setting the tournament pace with fellow American Spencer Levin and Colombia's Camilo Villegas. New Zealand's Danny Lee and American Jason Dufner opened with 66s in the first of the PGA Tour's four lucrative FedExCup playoff events.

Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers drives around Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on January 27, 2015Rising NBA star Jordan Clarkson said Thursday he is eager to play for the Philippines' national basketball team despite citizenship concerns from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). "I want to assure my Filipino brothers and sisters that, if given the chance and everything can be worked out, I sincerely wish to play for Gilas and contribute to the total team effort for flag and country," Clarkson said in a statement released by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (SBP). Clarkson, whose mother hails from the Philippines, is visiting the basketball-crazy Southeast Asian nation and has joined the national team, Gilas Pilipinas, for practice.


PGA: PGA Championship - First Round(Reuters) - Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez will have his task cut out when he tees off seeking his fifth Hong Kong Open title in October with top players from Europe and America confirming their participation in the $2 million event. The 51-year-old Spaniard will be joined by major winners Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell while big-hitting American Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed will also be in action at the Oct. 22-25 event, co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours. "What can I say about Hong Kong I haven't said before?" Jimenez said in a statement from the organizers.


The European and Asian tours declared last week that they intend to combine their playing memberships and business dealings into a mega-tour that will stretch from the Atlantic coast of Ireland to the shores of the Pacific in the Far EastThe merger of two of the world's major golf tours will see the largest shake-up of the professional game since the European Tour was created more than 40 years ago, Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr told AFP. "I can't think of anything bigger," Kerr said in a phone interview, when asked whether it was golf's most important development since the European Tour's creation in 1972.


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