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Golf-Larrazabal grabs halfway lead in China

April 28 Pablo Larrazabal maintained his impressive form to card a six-under-par 66 and take the halfway lead at the China Open, three shots clear of Dylan Frittelli and overnight leader Alexander Levy.

Golf-European Tour China Open scores

April 28 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour China Open at the par-72 course on Friday in Beijing. The cut was set at 143. -14 Pablo Larrazabal (Spain) 64 66 -11 Alexander Levy (France) 63 70 Dylan Frittelli (South Africa) 70 63 -10 Lee Soomin (Korea) 69 65 -8 Thomas Detry (Belgium) 70 66 George Coetzee (South Africa) 67 69 -7 Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 68 69 Graeme Storm (Britain)

Golf-Spieth/Palmer share lead New Orleans team event

April 27 Jordan Spieth and fellow American Ryan Palmer birdied three of their final five holes to grab a share of the lead after the opening-round foursomes matches at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday.

Golf-Levy takes China lead with a front nine assault

April 27 China specialist Alexander Levy blitzed the front nine to post a spotless score of nine-under-par 63 to hold a slender advantage over Pablo Larrazabal on day one of China Open at Topwin Golf and Country Club.

Golf-European Tour China Open scores

April 27 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour China Open at the par-72 course on Thursday in Beijing -9 Alexander Levy (France) 63 -8 Pablo Larrazabal (Spain) 64 -5 James Morrison (Britain) 67 Peter Hanson (Sweden) 67 Raphael Jacquelin (France) 67 George Coetzee (South Africa) 67 Dean Burmester (South Africa) 67 -4 Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 68 Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 68 Jorge Campillo

Golf-Thompson brought to tears discussing 'nightmare' LPGA penalty

April 26 An unrepentant Lexi Thompson again broke down in tears while discussing the controversial penalty that upended her title bid at the year's first major three weeks ago and has since led to an expedited rule change.

Golf-Golfers get relief from armchair judges

LONDON, April 25 Golfers will no longer live in fear of a minor infringement being picked up by eagle-eyed armchair fans, after the Royal & Ancient and USGA agreed to limit the use of video evidence on Tuesday.

Golf-World Rankings

April 24 (Gracenote) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 12.77 2. (2) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 8.72 3. (3) Jason Day (Australia) 8.18 4. (4) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 7.97 5. (5) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 7.56 6. (6) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.33 7. (7) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 7.24 8. (8) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.52 9. (9) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 5.44 10. (10) Adam Scott (

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Texas Open scores

April 24 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Texas Open at the par-72 course on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas -12 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 69 68 71 68 -11 Brooks Koepka (U.S.) 68 74 70 65 -9 Tony Finau (U.S.) 71 65 74 69 Kevin Tway (U.S.) 70 68 72 69 -8 Aaron Baddeley (Australia) 69 70 73 68 -7 Kang Sung-Hoon (Korea) 69 70 74 68 Brian Gay (U.S.) 68 72 71 70 Ryan Palmer (U.S.

Golf-FedEx Cup rankings

April 24 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 1903 2. (2) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1822 3. (3) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1793 4. (4) Jon Rahm (Spain) 1361 5. (5) Adam Hadwin (Canada) 1201 6. (6) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1104 7. (7) Pat Perez (U.S.) 1096 8. (8) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 1069 9. (9) Justin Rose (Britain) 980 10. (10) Brendan Steele (U.S.) 964 11.

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

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