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EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Heck yeah: Teenage American golfer shines in 2nd major test

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — When 16-year-old Rachel Heck finally hits the professional golf tour, the current world No. 2, Ariya Jutanugarn, plans to give her a lot of respect. American high schooler Heck made a big impression Sunday completing the Evian Championship — her second major — in a fun grouping with the Jutanugarn sisters, two-time … Continue reading EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Heck yeah: Teenage American golfer shines in 2nd major test

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Defending champion France advances to Davis Cup final

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Tiger Woods returning to the United States team after a six-year absence will make golf’s showdown even better, according to Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn. “He brings so much greatness to the game of golf,” Bjorn told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday, two weeks before the action in France. … Continue reading EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Defending champion France advances to Davis Cup final

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | AP Interview: Bjorn excited to see Tiger Woods in Ryder Cup

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Tiger Woods returning to the United States team after a six-year absence will make golf’s showdown even better, according to Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn. “He brings so much greatness to the game of golf,” Bjorn told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday, two weeks before the action in France. … Continue reading EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | AP Interview: Bjorn excited to see Tiger Woods in Ryder Cup

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Europe captain Bjorn excited to see Tiger Woods in Ryder Cup

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn says Tiger Woods returning to the United States team after a six-year absence will make golf’s best event even better. Bjorn tells The Associated Press in an interview Saturday, two weeks before the action in France, that Woods “brings so much greatness to the game of … Continue reading EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Europe captain Bjorn excited to see Tiger Woods in Ryder Cup

ZADAR, Croatia | Through the legs: Coric’s ‘tweener’ draws bows at Davis Cup

ZADAR, Croatia — Borna Coric pulled off a through-the-legs lob shot winner that drew bows from the crowd en route to giving Croatia a 1-0 lead over the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals Friday. Early in the third set of a 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Steve Johnson, Coric ran down a … Continue reading ZADAR, Croatia | Through the legs: Coric’s ‘tweener’ draws bows at Davis Cup

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Torres, Ciganda lead Evian event, top-ranked Park struggles

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Aiming to stylishly cap a rookie season that Hurricane Maria almost denied her, Maria Torres shared the first-round lead on 6 under at the final women’s golf major Thursday. Torres, the first Puerto Rican player to get an LPGA Tour card, went birdie-birdie-eagle from the 13th to 15th holes in a 65 … Continue reading EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Torres, Ciganda lead Evian event, top-ranked Park struggles

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Ciganda leads, top-ranked Park struggles in Evian 1st round

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 6-under 65 to lead the Evian Championship women’s major by two shots, and top-ranked Sung Hyun Park dropped four shots early in her first round on Thursday. The 21st-ranked Ciganda fired six birdies and no bogeys as the early starters enjoyed excellent conditions on the 6,523-yard … Continue reading EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Ciganda leads, top-ranked Park struggles in Evian 1st round

ATHENS, Greece | Greek minister says filmmaker Costa Gavras has died at 85

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s culture minister says Greek-French film director Costa Gavras has died in Paris at the age of 85. Culture Minister Mysini Zorba announced the filmmaker’s death in a post on Twitter, noting that Gavras died in France. Gavras often tackled political issues in his films. He was best known for “Z,” a … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek minister says filmmaker Costa Gavras has died at 85