Golf: Holes-In-One

Holes-In-One Stephen Boucher: Boulder Ridge GC, No. 13, 138 yards, 8-iron. Dennis Hitchens: Brentwood GC, Creekside course, No. 8, 135 yards, 4-hybrid. Eoghan Canniffe: Monarch Bay GC, No. 7, 186 yards, 2-iron. John Estrada: Pruneridge GC, No. 2, 125 yards, 8-iron. Jack Freeman: Pruneridge GC, No. 6, 120 yards, 3-wood. John Bowron: Rossmoor GC, Stanley Dollar Ranch course, No. 2, 122 yards, 8-iron. Chris Sermone: Santa Teresa GC, No. 14, 161 yards, 6-iron. Mark Ryan: San Jose CC, No. 14, 160 yards, 8-iron. Eric Nelsen: San Jose Municipal GC, No. 12, 167 yards, 6-iron. Jody Klaiber: Sunken Gardens GC, No. 9, 146 yards, 3-wood. …read more Source:: East Bay –… Read More

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White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia sidelined by right thumb injury

CHICAGO — White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has a right thumb injury that will sideline the All-Star slugger for a couple weeks. Garcia complained of continued discomfort in his thumb after the White Sox lost 7-2 to the Cubs on Tuesday. He got an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a strained ligament. The 26-year-old Garcia has been one of Chicago’s bright spots during a difficult season. He is batting .303 with 13 homers and 54 RBIs in 88 games. Alen Hanson got the start in right field Wednesday night against the Cubs. White Sox manager Rick Renteria said he isn’t sure exactly how he will fill the position while Garcia… Read More

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UFC champ Amanda Nunes may require surgery to fix sinusitis issue

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes fell ill hours before her scheduled UFC 213 main event fight with Valentina Shevchenko earlier this month, citing chronic sinusitis. Nunes told Sportsnet Wednesday she is feeling “way better” now but added she is meeting with a specialist Thursday to determine a course of action to treat her condition. Nunes believes she will require surgery. The 29-year-old Brazilian needs certain medications, however she is wary of the fact she is enrolled in the UFC’s United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing program. “I have to see with the doctor what I’m going to do if it happens again the week of the fight because with… Read More

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Inevitable? Yes, the NBA is inevitably disappointing for Seattle

Never has inevitable felt so far away. But this is the NBA we’re talking about, so what did you expect? And anyone who was trying to spin Tuesday’s news as a positive sign when it comes to the NBA returning to Seattle is either painfully optimistic are unbelievably naive. Because while it might sound good to hear that NBA commissioner Adam Silver told Blazers player C.J. McCollum that expansion was inevitable and cited Seattle specifically as being on the short list for consideration, well, what he said before that was far more telling: Coming off of these Finals, you have some fans saying, ‘There’s only one good team in the… Read More

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Mike Weir happy to see strong Canadian contingent at national Open

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Beside the pond to the right of the 18th green at Glen Abbey Golf Club stands a giant billboard reading, “True North Strong” in bold lettering. Pictured are seven Canadians, including three PGA Tour event winners. Appropriately, the player on the top is Mike Weir – the person, according to fellow billboard model David Hearn, who deserves a good portion of the credit for this golden age of Canadian golf. “Weirsy was the last guy to do it before them. You’re seeing a lot of influence from Mike on that,” said Hearn, 38, who has two playoff appearances on his resume. “He’s paved the way for a… Read More

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Redskins TE Jordan Reed starts camp on PUP list

RICHMOND, Va. — Tight end Jordan Reed was a surprise inclusion on the Washington Redskins‘ physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp. Reed, safety DeAngelo Hall, linebacker Houston Bates and receiver Kendal Thompson were put on the PUP list Wednesday before camp practices begin Thursday. Hall, Bates and Thompson all missed off-season workouts with injuries. But the inclusion of Reed came out of nowhere. Washington’s top pass-catcher skipped voluntary off-season workouts, but looked good during minicamp in June. The 27-year-old had 66 catches for 686 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games last season. He missed time with a concussion and a shoulder injury. Hall and… Read More

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Raiders sign second-round pick Obi Melifonwu

NAPA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have signed second-round pick safety Obi Melifonwu to a four-year contract. Melifonwu signed the deal Wednesday, two days after Oakland’s rookies reported to training camp in Napa. The team does not hold its first full training camp practice until Saturday. Melifonwu was picked 56th overall out of Connecticut in April’s draft. He is expected to bolster a suspect secondary and help solve Oakland’s issues with covering tight ends. The Raiders still have not signed their first-round pick, cornerback Gareon Conley. More from Sportsnet Packers’ McCarthy focused on same approach going into camp Associated Press Safety Reshad Jones placed on active-NFI list by Dolphins Associated… Read More

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Packers’ McCarthy focused on same approach going into camp

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Mike McCarthy made no grand pronouncements Wednesday. There was not any sort of guarantee from the 12th-year Green Bay Packers head coach. Going into training camp, McCarthy said he and his staff were focused on the same steady, focused approach that has sent the team to the post-season each of the past eight years. With two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers still in his prime, McCarthy believes that will give the Packers a shot at reaching the Super Bowl in Minneapolis in February. “We have full confidence. The goal here has never changed. It’s been the same since Day 1,” McCarthy said in his annual pre-camp news… Read More

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Kyle Whittingham unable to say much about Darren Carrington II

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham arrived at Pac-12 Media Days ready to answer questions about the Utes. What he wasn’t able to do, though, was say a lot about the addition of former Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington II. “Not just yet. There’s a process that has to occur, some things that have to transpire and we’ve just got to wait for all that to kind of take place,” Whittingham said. As for Carrington II’s availability for the start of camp Friday, Whittingham noted that would be great. He declined to say if it would be likely. “Right now I don’t have a good answer because everything’s being… Read More

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Cavaliers execs reject Irving trade talk, deny team in chaos

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is refusing to confirm that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has demanded a trade. In his first public comments since Irving asked to be dealt, Gilbert said Wednesday that he’s aware of reports that the 25-year-old wants out of Cleveland. Gilbert said he recently met with Irving and his representatives but wouldn’t divulge the nature of their meetings. Gilbert pointed out that Irving is under contract for two more seasons and said he expects him to be in training camp. It’s been a tumultuous summer for the Cavaliers since they lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Gilbert introduced new… Read More

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