Golf-U.S. PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge scores

Jan 20 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge at the par-72 course on Thursday in La Quinta, California -8 Dominic Bozzelli (U.S.) 64 -7 Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela) 65 Harold Varner III (U.S.) 65 Patton Kizzire (U.S.) 65 Hudson Swafford (U.S.) 65 -6 Chad Campbell (U.S.) 66 Ryan Blaum (U.S.) 66 J.J. Spaun (U.S.) 66 Michael Kim (U.S.) 6

Golf-Surprise package Bozzelli leads by one in California

Jan 19 American Dominic Bozzelli, in only his sixth PGA Tour start, holed out from 113 yards to eagle the par-four 14th en route to a one-shot lead after Thursday's opening round of the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California.

Golf-My 68 was phenomenal, says post-surgery Mickelson

Jan 19 "Phenomenal" was how Phil Mickelson described his first round of golf since recovering from a pair of offseason surgeries after he carded a four-under-par 68 on Thursday at the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California.

Golf-European Tour Abu Dhabi Championship scores

Jan 19 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Abu Dhabi Championship at the par-72 course on Thursday in Abu Dhabi -8 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 64 -6 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 66 Oliver Fisher (Britain) 66 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 66 Marc Warren (Britain) 66 -5 Julien Quesne (France) 67 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 67 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 67 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 67 -4 David Lipsky (U.S.)

Golf-Striking balance to test top players difficult - Scott

SINGAPORE, Jan 18 Golf has come a long way since Tiger Woods changed the nature of the sport following his maiden major triumph 20 years ago - courses are longer, players are fitter and equipment is advancing as quickly as technology will allow.

Police say 526 possible victims in UK soccer abuse scandal, 184 suspects

LONDON, Jan 18 British police investigating allegations of widespread child sex abuse at soccer clubs dating back to the 1970s said on Wednesday they had now identified 184 potential suspects and 526 victims, adding other sports had also been implicated in the scandal.

Golf-Bjorn gets extra wildcard pick as Europe tweak Ryder Cup criteria

Jan 18 The European Tour amended its selection criteria for the 2018 Ryder Cup on Wednesday, handing captain Thomas Bjorn an extra wildcard pick and tweaking the qualifying system so the team contains more in-form players.

Golf-Scott primed for tilt at fourth Singapore Open triumph

SINGAPORE, Jan 18 Adam Scott is the highest-ranked player at this week's Singapore Open and the Australian world number seven will be confident of starting 2017 with a victory at a course and tournament where he has tasted success three times before.

Golf-Els backs Tiger to gain strength from roaring forties

SINGAPORE, Jan 18 Four-time major winner Ernie Els believes age is no barrier to success for Tiger Woods as the American great embarks on his latest comeback attempt after crippling injuries have blighted his last three seasons.

Golf-Spieth looking forward to "tough competition" in 2017

TOKYO, Jan 17 American Jordan Spieth faces "very tough competition" to return to the top of the world golf rankings this year, he said on Tuesday.

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.