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Woods likes his chances at Open on weekend

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:19pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - History says Tiger Woods has little chance to win this U.S. Open. Not from behind, and certainly not with an elbow inflammation that seems to bother him most on his worst shots.Woods says otherwise, and after a marathon stretch of play Friday that helped him creep into contention at Merion Golf Club it's still possible he could be the one having the last say.Trying to break a w...    

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Horschel, Mickelson lead at US Open

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:19pm
ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (AP) -Play has been suspended for the day at the U.S. Open, with Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel tied for the lead.Mickelson birdied the 18th late Friday to finish a 2-over round of 72. Horschel shot 3-under 67, hitting all 18 greens in regulation at Merion Golf Club.Their 1-under totals of 139 made them the only players under par for the tournament; nearly half the field h...    

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Mickelson, Horschel lead after 2nd day at US Open

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 8:57pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Play has been suspended for the day at the U.S. Open, with Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel tied for the lead.Mickelson birdied the 18th late Friday to finish a 2-over round of 72. Horschel shot 3-under 67, hitting all 18 greens in regulation at Merion Golf Club.Their 1-under totals of 139 made them the only players under par for the tournament; nearly half the field had yet t...    

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Horschel takes clubhouse lead in 2nd rd at US Open

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 7:46pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Billy Horschel has taken the clubhouse lead in the second round of the U.S. Open.Horschel hit all 18 greens in regulation while shooting a 67 Friday at Merion Golf Club. He is 1 under with a 139 total.The 26-year-old Horschel, from Jacksonville Beach, Fla., missed the cut in his only previous U.S. Open, 2006, but recently won for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Zurich Cla...    

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Mickelson's red number looks lonely at US Open

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 5:24pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - One by one, red numbers disappeared from the leaderboard at the U.S. Open, leaving Phil Mickelson alone at the top, waiting to take his turn.Mickelson's 3-under 67 remained the standard when the first round was completed Friday morning, and the nasty rough and hard-to-read greens at Merion Golf Club took an even bigger bite once the second round was under way.Besides Lefty, the...    

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Mickelson's 67 holds as 1st round ends at US Open

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:26pm
ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (AP) -Phil Mickelson's round held up, and so did Tiger Woods' left wrist.Now Woods needs to find a way to stay out of Merion's wicked rough.Mickelson's 3-under 67 was the top score in a delayed first round that was completed Friday morning at the U.S. Open. He was one shot of ahead of Luke Donald and Mathew Goggin, who played in a cool drizzle that was far gentler than the st...    

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Woods battles injury, and changing conditions at Merion

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:15pm
ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Tiger Woods, battling an injury and changing conditions at Merion, had two bogeys and a birdie Friday morning to complete a three-over 73, six shots behind U.S. Open leader Phil Mickelson.Woods returned to finish eight holes in the weather-delayed first round. After sinking a short par-putt at the 11th, he bogeyed the 12th, birdied the short par-three 13th and bog...    

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Mickelson's 67 holds as 1st round ends at US Open

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:15pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Phil Mickelson's 3-under round of 67 held up as U.S. Open players returned to complete the first round, which was interrupted by storms and darkness.Luke Donald and Mathew Goggin were one shot back after the first round ended Friday. Donald missed a short par putt at No. 18, but he was soon back on the course for his second round and took the lead with a chip-in at No. 13.Tiger...    

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Woods' wrist looks OK; Mickelson leads at US Open

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:04pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Whatever was bothering Tiger Woods' wrist seemed to disappear overnight, and Phil Mickelson's round of 67 was holding up as first-round play resumed Friday morning at the U.S. Open.Mickelson remained the clubhouse leader at 3 under on another rainy day at Merion, although the cool morning drizzle was far gentler than the storms that interrupted play twice on Thursday.Luke Donal...    

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Fla. sports bar deck collapses, dozens into water

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 3:21am
A packed outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals on Thursday night, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay. Miami-Dade Fire Chief David Downey said 24 people were taken to area hospitals. Many had cuts and bruises, though one person suffered a fracture, a fire official said. Two people were in serious condition. Autho...    

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A long day and the lead for Lefty at US Open

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 2:42am
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.He traveled about 2,400 miles in the air and 7,000 yards on the ground. He took a short nap on his private jet from San Diego and another one during a rain delay when he found a secluded corner of the library room in the Merion clubhouse. He carried five wedges but no dr...    

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A long day and the lead for Lefty at US Open

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 9:23pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.He traveled about 2,400 miles in the air and 7,000 yards on the ground. He took a short nap on his private jet from San Diego and another one during a rain delay when he found a secluded corner of the library room in the Merion clubhouse. He carried five wedges but no dr...    

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Juggling family and golf, Mickelson leads US Open

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 5:21pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - So much for being fresh.Phil Mickelson arrived at Merion Golf Club just hours before his 7:11 a.m. tee time. If he was jet-lagged Thursday, it was hard to tell by the time he finished - he had the first-round lead to himself at the U.S. Open.Mickelson flew overnight from San Diego after watching his oldest daughter graduate from the eighth grade and, at first, was a little shak...    

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Downpours and birdies in 1st round of US Open

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 2:52pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Clouds gave way to peeks of sunshine, squeegees gave way to putters, and the 13th hole gave way to birdies during the first round of the U.S. Open's return to Merion Golf Club.Drenching storms caused a 3 1/2-hour delay early Thursday, halting play less than two hours after it began. When the golfers returned to the course, one thing was evident: a 102-yard hole was easy picking...    

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Cuba-to-Florida swimmer was surprised by jellyfish

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 1:57pm
The Australian who had to give up her quest to swim from Cuba to Florida because of jellyfish stings said her run-in with the creatures was unexpected.Chloe McCardel told The Associated Press on Thursday that she had picked this time of year for her swim because the jellyfish danger is lower.But late Wednesday, she found herself in a swarm and was severely stung, including painful wounds inside he...    

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Stormy weather halts play during US Open 1st round

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 10:01am
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled a birdie attempt 8 feet past the hole at No. 11. Steve Stricker did the same at No. 12. Bogey. Bogey.And that wasn't even the stormy part.The horn blew at 8:36 a.m. Thursday, halting play after less than 2 hours into the first round of U.S. Open. It wasn't raining as the players began to leave the course, but soon there were thunderclaps over the Merion Go...    

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Yankees' Rivera surprises longtime A's employee

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 5:09am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Posing as a pizza delivery man, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surprised longtime Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked going on 25 years.Rivera carried in a pizza box Wednesday night and brought Vasconcellos to tears as he thanked her for 2 1/2 decades of hard work behind the scenes."This is my way to say thank y...    

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Contingency plans made for stormy start to U.S. Open

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 5:09am
ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - U.S. Open organizers were preparing for severe thunderstorms and high winds for Thursday's opening round at Merion, which has already been saturated by more than six inches of rain since Friday.Though the iconic par-70 East Course drains very well, extra care has been taken over the location of pin positions on greens more susceptible to puddling while the safety ...    

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Pirates 8, Giants 2

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 1:08am
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gerrit Cole wasn't feeling nervous in the hours leading up to his major league debut. And that made him nervous."I couldn't understand it," Cole said. "It made me a little worried."Cole had nothing to be worried about as he took a shutout into the seventh inning and hit a two-run single in his first at-bat Tuesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 victory over the S...    

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LeBron's next move shrouded in mystery

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 1:08am
LeBron James has many gifts, but his greatest might be his talent for being fascinating. He simply cannot help it. James has been the best player in the world for the last five years, at least. He has been a star in the NBA for 10 seasons. Before that, he was perhaps the most talked-about and hyped high school player in American sports history.  We know him. We seemingly have known him forever. Ki...    

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